The numbers add up to successful Homecoming 2012

November 5, 2012
By Bill Krueger

Homecoming 2012 is over, but before we move on we thought it would be worth looking at some of the numbers from last week:

numcupcakes1$1,047.40 – Money raised for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund through the sale of cupcakes by student organizations in the Cupcake War.

85 – Alumni, family and friends who took part in the “Classes Without Quizzes” program at the College of Engineering on Friday.

50 – Years after it was written and first performed, the NC State Wind Ensemble played “Of Earth and Atom” at a concert Tuesday night. “Of Earth and Atom” was originally composed and performed in 1962 in honor of NC State’s 75th anniversary as well as the centennial anniversary of the Morrill Act, the legislation that established land-grant universities.

252 – Pints of blood that NC State students donated as part of the Homecoming blood drive.

250 – Pints of Howling Cow ice cream the first 250 students received in return for their life-saving donations.

numpizza211,000Slices of Marco’s Pizza given to students as part of the week-long “Wear Red, Get Fed” event.

2,000 – Homecoming T-shirts given to students.

250 – Runners who registered for the University Recreation 5K that kicked off Homecoming week.

60 – Floats and other items in the Homecoming parade.

15Contestants in the Craziest Fan contest.

1,000 Jimmy John’s sub sandwiches given to students as part of the week-long “Wear Red, Get Fed” event.

64 – Lawyers who gathered at the Park Alumni Center on Friday to hear head basketball coach Mark Gottfried and others speak at the annual meeting of the NC State Lawyers Alumni Society.

$10,874 – Money raised for scholarships by the Black Alumni Society at a series of Homecoming events.


14,537Cans of food donated by student organizations to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.

11,446 – Estimated number of meals that can be provided by the donations of canned food.

700“BEAT” shirts given to members of the Student Alumni Association for the football game against Virginia.

5,000 – Wings from Wing Zone given to 1,000 students as part of the week-long “Wear Red, Get Fed” event.

22 – Display windows on Hillsborough Street businesses painted by students with Homecoming themes.

600 – Students who enjoyed mini bbq sliders from Backyard Bistro as part of the week-long “Wear Red, Get Fed” event.

900 – Alumni and friends who enjoyed barbecue, biscuits and beer at the Alumni Association’s tailgates before the football game on Saturday.

numcup1 – As in first place in the week-long Homecoming spirit competition and winner of the coveted Stafford Bell, which went to Sigma Alpha Omega and Beta Upsilon Chi. Congratulations!


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