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Tuesday, September 27, 2022
 
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 Jarvis Christian University is hosting its annual Jarvis Fest, Monday, October 10th through Sunday, October 16th at the main campus in Hawkins, Texas. Jarvis Fest is a week-long celebration with fun, food and fellowship that features entertainment and scholarship fundraising opportunities. The 2022 Jarvis Fest schedule and sponsorship and ticket information is as follows:

Monday, October 10, 2022

Courtyard Sip N Paint student activity will be held in the Sebetha Jenkins Living and Learning Center Courtyard at 2 p.m.

Diversity Explosion student activity will be held in the Sebetha Jenkins Living and Learning Center Courtyard at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

State of the University Address will feature Jarvis President Dr. Lester C. Newman sharing about how this year Jarvis has transformed into a university and what the future holds for the university for these next few years. The public State of the University event will be held in the Smith-Howard Chapel at 11 a.m.

The student Laser Tag activity will be held at the Ida Van Zandt Jarvis Student Center Front Lawn at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

The student Foam Party activity will begin at the E. W. Rand Center Tennis Court at 2 p.m.

Students will have a Pool Party at the E. W. Rand Center Pool Area at 6 p.m.

Thursday, October 13, 2022

The HBCUv Kickoff is a virtual student activity to be held at the Ida Van Zandt Jarvis Student Center at 11 a.m.

The public is invited to witness the beauty and pageantry of the Coronation of Mr. and Miss Jarvis Christian University in the E. W. Rand Center Anthony Robinson Gymnasium at 7 p.m. The event is free to attend.

Friday, October 14, 2022

The student E-Sports Event will begin in the Ida Van Zandt Jarvis Student Center at 7 p.m.

The Student Block Party will begin in the E. W. Rand Center Auxiliary Gym Parking Lot at 9 p.m.

Saturday, October 15, 2022

The Jarvis Athletic Hall of Fame Enshrinement Luncheon is a public event that honors 10 exceptional past athletes and coaches from across the university’s 110-year history. The festive evening will feature former NBA basketball player Anthony “Spud” Webb who stands 5-foot, 6-inches and, as one of the shortest professional basketball players in NBA history, is known for winning the 1986 All-Star Slam Dunk Championship, beating out legends like Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins. The Athletic Hall of Fame luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the E.W. Rand Center Anthony Robinson Gym. Tickets are $75 per person.

Inductees for 2022 are:

  • Men’s Basketball: Kerry L. Sandifer, 1984
  • Women’s Basketball: Essie Faggett, 1985
  • Men’s Baseball: Eugene Smith, 1975
  • Women’s Softball: Kimmie Davis-Dailey, 1987
  • Tennis: Glenn Chism, 1965
  • Women’s Volleyball: Paticia Dabney, 1988
  • Football: the Rev. Warren Smith, Jr., 1963
  • Men’s Soccer: Ryan Morgan, 2000
  • Men’s Track and Field: William Henderson, 1991

Coach: Mrs. Libbie T. Jackson (Deceased) Volleyball, Basketball, Cheerleading, and Dance Teams (Award to be accepted by her daughter Kristi Jackson-Harris and her son Dr. Kevin Jackson.)

The Sneaker Ball, benefiting the United Negro College Fund, will feature the legendary DJ Kool spinning dance floor favorites in the E.W. Rand Center Anthony Robinson Gym where formal and “after-five” clothing is paired with comfortable sneakers for an evening of music, dancing and fun. The Sneaker Ball also will feature the reveal the Top 10 Under 40 Alumni. The Sneaker Ball begins at 7 p.m. in the E.W. Rand Center Anthony Robinson Gym. Tickets are $50 per person.

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Worship Service featuring Dr. Dexter Floyd of Tyler, Texas, will begin in the Smith-Howard Chapel at 11 a.m. A dedicated educator and truly gifted administrator, Dr. Dexter Floyd is the pastor of Designed for Worship Church of God In Christ in Tyler, Texas. Nationally recognized for his expertise in culturally relevant teaching strategies and optimizing the learning environment, Floyd is a 2000 graduate of Jarvis Christian University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing and accounting. His Master of Education degree is from the University of Texas at Tyler in Educational Leadership and his doctorate in education in learning and organizational change is from Baylor University. In 2006, Floyd began working with AVID schools. AVID is a nonprofit that partners with school districts to create learning cultures that narrow achievement gaps for students of color and low socio-economic status. He has worked for 14 years as a national staff developer in leadership for middle level administrators. He facilitates AVID workshops and is a consultant and curriculum writer for the AVID Center.

Sponsorships and tickets are on sale now. Sponsorships and tickets can be purchased online at www.jarvis.edu/donate or by Cash App at $JCC1912 and are available at the following levels:

GOLD SPONSOR $2,500 and above

Eight complimentary Athletic Hall of Fame Luncheon tickets

Eight complimentary Sneaker Ball tickets

Eight complimentary VIP Lounge tickets

One full-page color ad

Logo and link on www.jarvis.edu

Listing on event signage and promotional material

Social media publicity

SILVER SPONSOR $1,500

Eight complimentary Athletic Hall of Fame Luncheon tickets

Six complimentary Sneaker Ball tickets

Six complimentary VIP Lounge tickets

One half-page color ad

Listing on event signage and promotional material

Social media publicity

BRONZE SPONSOR $1,000

Eight complimentary Athletic Hall of Fame Luncheon tickets

Four complimentary Sneaker Ball tickets

Four complimentary VIP Lounge tickets

One fourth-page color ad

Listing on event signage and promotional material

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS

Athletic Hall of Fame Enshrinement Luncheon Ticket: $75

Sneaker Ball and Reveal of the Top 10 Under 40 Young Alumni Ticket: $50

Jarvis Christian University empower a diverse population of students of all ages intellectually, socially, spiritually and personally to pursue an affordable education in an inclusive environment that is academically challenging yet supportive, nurturing and responsive to the needs of each student.


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