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Homecoming 1954 Style
Saturday morning, the
alumni and visitors flowed into College Park and hurried to Byrd
Stadium. Though Maryland was heavily favored, the crowd was still
anxious to see the Terps in action in their second home performance.
After seeing the Red and White dominate the first half, the crowd
cheered its approval as Dr. Elkins crowned Nancy Mularkey queen, to
highlight the festivities.
The evening found the students and alums in high spirits as the young ladies
were escorted to the ball. A
capacity crowd danced to the music of "Those Fabulous Dorseys", playing
in a "Never-Never Land" atmosphere. The evening was made even more
delightful as Bob Pellegrini stepped into the limelight for the Unsung
Homecoming is the time when the campus is
transformed into a world of make-believe. The sororities and dorms are
busy making plans for their house decorations, and the fraternities work
feverishly to complete their floats before the parade. The judging begins
and all can enjoy the show.
Source: 1995 Terrapin
Homecoming in 1952 Was More than Football (Diamondback
Homecoming: The Changes Over the Years (Diamondback