New events, old favorites at Centre homecoming

October 14, 2003

The 2003 Centre College homecoming Friday and Saturday is packed full of fun events.

Homecoming events will kick off 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday with a reception at the Chenault Alumni House.

Alumni are encouraged to stop by the AEGON Gallery at the Jones Visual Arts Center to visit an art exhibit featuring glass sculptures by Ch Rhodes.

The exhibit will be open both days.

The homecoming gala featuring legendary group, The Four Tops, takes place 8:30 p.m. Friday at Newlin Hall in Centre's Norton Center for the Arts.

The annual homecoming 5K race begins at 8 a.m. Saturday at Young Hall.

At 9:15 a.m. Saturday, the Nichols House dedication takes place at 141 N. Fifth St.

Everyone is invited to attend the alumni recognition ceremony 11 a.m.-noon Saturday at Newlin Hall.

This year's honorees include: Distinguished Alumnus Award recipients, Stephen Powell, Tom Thurman and W.M. Dirk van Allen; Young Alumnus Award recipient, Brook Forrest White Jr. ; and Athletic Hall of Fame inductees, Coby DeVary, Powell B. Gillenwater (posthumous), Terri Smith Mayhew, and Herbert W. McGuire.


Following the ceremony, CentreFest I, a family-style picnic, will begin at noon on the lawn of the Cowan Dining Commons. Danville-based band, BILLYBLUES, will provide entertainment.

Prior to the football team kicking off against Maryville at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, the men's soccer team hosts Sewanee at 1 p.m. Greek open houses are from noon to 2 p.m.

The homecoming king and queen will be announced at half time of the football game.

After the game, class reunions will be held at various locations from 5-7 p.m.

To conclude the evening, Centre adds a new event in addition to the dinner/dance at the Danville Country Club. From 9 p.m. until midnight alumni and current students can enjoy CentreFest II on Walnut Street. Cast Iron Filter will provide music.

For questions or to register for events, call toll-free (877) 678-9822 or (859) 238-5500 or visit


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