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Homecoming 2023 at Martin University is not just another event – it's a powerful celebration of our heritage, our community, and the unwavering spirit that defines us. As Indiana's sole Predominantly Black institution (PBI), we eagerly anticipate the return of our cherished alumni to their alma mater. From reconnecting with fellow classmates to commemorating our collective achievements and even letting loose at the party, Martin University's homecoming is an experience like no other.

 

Amidst a sea of homecoming events across Indiana, ours stands out as a family reunion, a service to uplift our community, and a tribute to the dedication poured into every degree earned at Martin. From October 16 to October 22, 2023, the vibrant energy of our university will shine brightly as we showcase our school spirit.

This is more than a homecoming – it's a testament to our resilience and a reminder of what makes Martin University exceptional. Join us in embracing the spirit of Martin as we declare, "GO MARTIN!"

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JOIN US FOR THESE EVENTS:

City-Wide Unity Prayer Breakfast

Monday, October 16, 2023 • Martin University

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us as we kick off homecoming

with the City-Wide Unity Prayer Breakfast. Diverse faith leaders across Indianapolis will convene for meaningful discussions, fostering unity and cooperation. This event holds special significance as we delve into the importance of higher education within the black and brown community. This event is free and requires an advanced RSVP. 

Pantry Box Assembly

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 • Barnes United Methodist Church

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

First Lady's Tea

Friday, October 20, 2023 • Hotel Carmichael

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Alumni and guests are invited to join First Lady Tosha Huddleston for a delightful lunch and inspiring conversation at the luxurious Hotel Carmichael.

This can't miss event will feature a moderated conversation led by award-winning fashion and interior designer Alpha Blackburn with Danisha Ferguson, the Founder and CEO of Indiana Fashion Foundation, and International Fashion Designer Korto Momolu.

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Gold Blooded Blood Drive

Saturday, October 21, 2023 • Martin University

10 AM - 2 PM

At Martin University, our commitment to the community runs deep, and we are proud to be an integral part of it.

Versiti is committed to helping save more lives,

which means reaching donors of all ethnic backgrounds so they can serve the needs of all patients. Sickle cell disease is a genetic blood disease that affects millions of people worldwide, with a high prevalence among African Americans.

 

Patients with this disease can experience severe pain and often require blood transfusion as a form of treatment. 44% of African Americans have the rare O blood type needed to help Sickle Cell patients receive necessary blood transfusions to treat their disease. We urge you to join us in making a positive impact.

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Brookside Park Clean-up

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 • Brookside Park

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Alumni Awards Recognition Reception

Thursday, October 19, 2023 • Martin University

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

At Martin University, Alumni are a vital part of our ongoing success. Join us for the Second Annual Awards Reception as we honor Brigadier General Felicia Brokaw, Indiana National Guard's first black female general.

Light refreshments will be served, and the event is free with an advanced RSVP.

NCREI Access Fair

Saturday, October 21, 2023 • Martin University

10 AM - 12 PM • Free

Community events foster partnerships, disrupt systemic barriers, and connect the community to companies, organizations, and allies entrenched in work that combats systemic issues. Assistance will be provided in education, housing, criminal justice, employment, health entities, and more. 

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Royal Gold Affair

Saturday, October 21, 2023 • Martin University

8 PM - 12 AM • 21+ Event

Join us as we feature some of the hottest college classics from R&B and Hip Hop from one of Indy's hottest DJs, DJ Pimp Cee! Come out and enjoy a night of those college classics that will bring back plenty of memories and create new ones! Hosted by Tedd Hardy, this is a 21+ event and is open to the public. Dress code and security will be strictly enforced. 

Martin Sunday

Sunday, October 23, 2023 • Martin University

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a spiritually uplifting experience at Martin Sunday Worship Service, the grand finale of our Homecoming festivities! This special service promises to be an inspiring and soul-enriching event that you won't want to miss.

 

We are honored to welcome Guest Pastor Kevin Cosby, a renowned spiritual leader whose words of wisdom and guidance have touched countless lives. Reverend Dr. Kevin W. Cosby earned a Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, a Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. Since 1979, Dr. Cosby has served as Senior Pastor of St. Stephen Church in Louisville, KY. In 1997, Dr. Cosby encouraged the church to purchase and convert the original four-acre campus of Simmons University (now Simmons College of Kentucky), to be used as a lifestyle enrichment cam-pus. In 2005, Dr. Cosby was named the 13th President of Simmons.

 

This service is an opportunity to recharge your spirit, connect with fellow alumni, students, and friends, and leave your soul nourished.

Sponsorship Opportunities

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

(FIRST LADY'S TEA & NCREI ACCESS FAIR EXCLUDED)

GRIZZLY BEAR LEVEL

Your company will be announced as a sponsor at the Homecoming Alumni Awards Reception, Golden Affair Party, and Outreach Prayer Breakfast. Your company logo will be placed in the Prayer Breakfast program, Awards Reception program, on Homecoming T-shirt, event posters, banners, and website.

TEDDY BEAR LEVEL

Your company logo will be placed in the Prayer Breakfast program, Awards Reception program, on Homecoming T-shirt, event posters, banners, and website.

FUZZY BEAR LEVEL

Your company Logo will be placed on Homecoming event posters, banners, and website.

GUMMY BEAR LEVEL

Your company Logo will be placed on the Homecoming Website.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

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