Northwestern Announces 2021 Homecoming Theme, Parade Marshal

August 4, 2021

2019 Ranger Band

Northwestern’s Ranger band psychs up the crowd at the 2019 homecoming parade before the Ranger football game.

 Events have been set for Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s annual homecoming celebration Oct. 7-9, and the organizing committee looks forward to seeing many familiar, and some new, faces in Alva.

The Northwestern Homecoming Committee selected this year’s theme – “Game On: Ranger 2021 Edition” in the spring semester of 2020. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Homecoming festivities were canceled. The theme will be used for the 2021 Homecoming festivities.

“Tradition and memories play a critical role for alumni that return to Alva for all of the homecoming festivities,” Dr. David Pecha, general chairman, said. “This year’s theme will hopefully provide an opportunity for everyone involved to catch the Ranger spirit by wearing something red and black, and taking part in the many activities.”

Student and community groups are encouraged to create floats that incorporate this theme for Homecoming.

Miss Cinderella 2019

Winner of the Miss Cinderella 2019 pageant, Carli Seabolt of Perry, waves to the crowd during Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s 2019 Homecoming Parade. 

Leading the parade on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 10 a.m. in downtown Alva will be the parade marshal Linda Tutwiler, a former Northwestern student and staff member. Tutwiler was hired in 1986 as the President’s administrative assistant and held that same position for 22 years. She worked for the following Northwestern presidents: Dr. Joe Struckle, Dr. Tom McDaniel, Dr. Paul Beran and Dr. Janet Cunningham.

Tutwiler graduated summa cum laude in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in office administration and she earned a master of education degree in 1998, both from Northwestern. She obtained both degrees while working full-time as the President’s assistant.     

Homecoming button sales will be announced at a later date.

To keep up-to-date with Homecoming events visit The web page will be updated as events are finalized.


Erin Davis, University Relations Specialist, 580-327-8480

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