Photo Gallery: Homecoming Weekend 2011

October 2, 2011

The Menlo College campus was a whirlwind of activity for Homecoming weekend, September 30 – October 1. On Friday, students, faculty, and staff enjoyed an Oak-toberfest Carnival and Powder Puff game on the Quad, followed by a Homecoming Bonfire later that evening. Saturday, future students and their families toured campus during a Homecoming Open House, then joined the campus community for a tailgate party and the big game.

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Menlo Homecoming 2011 Photo Gallery
  1. Students clown around at the Oak-toberfest Carnival on Friday night.

  2. Residential life coordinator Becca Knopf takes a turn as a human bowling ball.

  3. Students show their excitement and school spirit during the Oak-toberfest Carnival.

  4. Freshman and sophmores (yellow flags) take on juniors and seniors (red flags) in the Powder Puff game.

  5. Upper classwomen win this year's Powder Puff football game.

  6. Students roast marshmallows during the Homecoming Bonfire.

  7. Students gather around the Fire Pit for conversation and s'mores.

  8. Admissions staff and student ambassadors check in students at the Open House. 

  9. President Kelly shares the secret to success with a future student.


  10. Members of the Cheer Team arrive early to prepare for their official debut.

  11. Bookstore manager Charlene Krakowsky (right) ensures attendees are well-outfitted in Menlo gear.

  12. Dorothy Skala (center) is joined by Menlo trustees and alumni for a pre-game celebration.

  13. Trustees Julie Filizetti and Chop Keenan enjoy the President's Reception before the game.

  14. Menlo students are ready to “go nuts” for their team.

  15. Players get pumped up in the locker room before the game. 


  16. The Cheer Team gets the crowd energized for the big game.

  17. Menlo Oaks take the field for the 2011 Homecoming game versus Southern Oregon.


  18. The Oaks start the game on defense.

  19. Running back Kyle Campus rushes for 47 yards during the game.

  20. Cheers of “De-fense! De-fense!” invigorate the crowd.


  21. Parents, alumni, students, faculty, staff, and community members cheer on the home team.


  22. Coach Fred Guidici congratulates kicker Kevin Kurtz after a 40-yard field goal at the end of the first half.


  23. Menlo Athletics Hall of Fame members are honored on the field during halftime.


  24. Students show their school spirit. 

  25. The Cheer Team gives the crowd a great show during their debut appearance. 


  26. Quarterback Matthias Pelasasa completes 17 of 29 passes for 116 yards.

  27. The crowd goes wild after a 76-yard touchdown pass is caught by wide receiver Robert Adan.

  28. Menlo's defense takes down Southern Oregon running back Manny Barragan.

  29. Coach Guidici gives players a post-game pep talk.

  30. Players Mitchell Lum, Kupono Hong, Halen Tanimoto, Errol Tu'ufuli, and Kamalu Kaina receive leis after the game.

  31. Students wrap up Homecoming weekend with a dance at the BBC.


Photo credits: Darcy Blake, Raechelle Clemmons, Darren Kawahara, Andrey Poliakov.