New Alumni Honor Walk offers alums a chance to say thank you

Posted by Centre News in Alumni, News 04 Jun 2015

Honor WalkParticipation in one of Centre College’s most cherished traditions, the annual Honor Walk, is now being offered to alumni for the first time.

This year marked the 13th Honor Walk ceremony at Centre, a special event in which students recognize the person who most impacted their Centre Experience.

Many renowned institutions have a similar celebration, such as West Point, which inspired Adam Johnson ’97 to bring the practice to the College. Centre President John Roush has embraced this tradition, and it is one of the things he looks forward to every Senior Week.

“As more and more people found out about the Honor Walk, we have had countless alumni mention how much they wish the event was around when they graduated,” said Krista Rinehart, assistant director of annual giving.

The Alumni Honor Walk also allows anyone who was able to participate as a graduating senior the opportunity to say thank you to additional people who influenced their time at Centre.

The new event includes the opportunity to write a brief note of recognition and thanks to the person they are honoring, as well as make a gift to the College in that person’s name. The honoree will receive the note and a silver talent in the mail, which depicts the Centre seal on one side and the Old Centre Quad on the other.

Professor of Politics Dan Stroup said it’s always gratifying when people show their appreciation.

“Centre students and alumni are just wonderful people, and they’re very grateful,” he said. “It makes it a great job to get that kind of response from the people you work with.”

The Alumni Honor Walk will continue to accept gifts through June 30.

Recognize someone now through the Alumni Honor Walk site.

by Elise L. Murrell
June 4, 2015