Centre College football defeated the visiting Rhodes Lynx, 42-35, Saturday afternoon while celebrating Homecoming at Farris Stadium.

2017 Top News Stories: Alumni

Posted by Centre News in Alumni, News 28 Dec 2017

Centre College football defeated the visiting Rhodes Lynx, 42-35, Saturday afternoon while celebrating Homecoming at Farris Stadium.As 2017 draws to a close, we’re taking a look back at the most popular web stories this year based on analytics from Centre’s website. Below are ten of the top news stories featuring Centre College alumni.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship won by Centre graduate Parker Lawson

Parker Lawson, a 2015 graduate of Centre College, has won a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, recognized as one of the world’s most competitive postgraduate awards.


Centre alumni relive the Centre Experience during Homecoming 2017

For Centre College alumni, Homecoming is an exciting time to return to campus, relive and reminisce about their Centre Experience. Homecoming 2017 allowed alumni to honor distinguished faculty, peers and outstanding athletes, see current student-athletes in action and take in art and musical performances.


Scott Person ’93 is a Hurricane Harvey hero

Scott Person ’93 and his wife Samantha operate The Cattery, a no-kill, cage-free cat shelter in the Hurricane Harvey-ravaged coastal city of Corpus Christi, Texas.


Centre alum and New York Times best-selling author to host book signing in Lexington

Centre College alumna Brooke Folley Counts ’03, a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author who writes under the pen name Kathleen Brooks, will host a book signing event at Barnes & Noble in Lexington, Kentucky, on Saturday, Oct. 14, for her latest book, “Forever Concealed.”

Crit Luallen ’74 and Jay Carnes ’07 named Richard W. Trollinger Associate and Young Associate of the Year at Centre College

At the annual Centre Associates Dinner, Centre College named Eugenia Crittenden Blackburn “Crit” Luallen ’74 Associate of the Year and Jay Carnes ’07 Young Associate of the Year. Luallen and Carnes were recognized at a ceremony at the Seelbach Hotel in Louisville on on Friday, Jan. 27.


Isabelle Ballard ’16 paints Centre’s study abroad experience

From studio art major to commissioned painter, Isabelle Ballard ’16 is using her artistic skills to illustrate the Centre College study abroad experience in a mural that will be displayed in the College’s Center for Global Citizenship.


Centre College recognizes four Distinguished Alumni during Homecoming weekend

During Homecoming 2017, Oct. 19-22, Centre College recognized four graduates for their accomplishments and contributions by naming them Distinguished Alumni during its annual recognition ceremony.


Benjamin Gowen ’09 publishes article in Nature science journal

The article was a result of a collaboration with Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology Alex Marson’s lab at the University of California, San Francisco.


Longtime friends return to Centre for book signing

In the fall of 1964, seven women arrived at Centre College for their first year, unaware that a friendship would bloom among them, and more than a half-century later, they would still be friends.


Jessica Blackburn ’01 receives prestigious $1.5 million grant award

Jessica Blackburn ’01, an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry at the University of Kentucky, has earned a prestigious National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) New Innovator Award.