Member of the Little Rock Nine, Civil Rights activist, and Michigan State University alumnus Ernest Green has been named the 2018 Homecoming Grand Marshal. Green was one of nine teens who helped integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957. After graduating high school in 1958, he was awarded an anonymous scholarship to MSU, where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in sociology. It later became known that the scholarship was sponsored by then-president of MSU, John Hannah.
Get to Know Ernest Green
Paying homage to our Grand Marshal, Ernest Green, in 2018 we celebrate the unwavering courage of those that have boldly raised their voices and led the way to a better world. Like the Little Rock Nine, true Spartans believe in inclusivity for all, and will defy expectations in pursuit of their dreams.
Meet the ten outstanding students from the Class of 2019 that have been selected for the 2018 Homecoming Court: Jessica Altenberger, Lauren Bernhardt, Lamont Davis, Katie Frayer, Jessica Gonzalez, Shavonna Green, Lauren Lahie, Jan Mecano, Malik Amir Mix, and Cookie Rifiotis.
GET TO KNOW THE AMBASSADORS
It's not just what we do that makes us Spartans — but also why and how we do it. For Homecoming 2017, we joined together in celebration of what it means to be #UniquelySpartan in honor of Grand Marshal Tyler Oakley (Communication Arts And Sciences, Class of 2011).
The Michigan State University Homecoming Committee is made up of members of the East Lansing community and MSU campus partners.
REGINA CROSS, MSU Alumni Association