Distinguished alumni and Athletics Hall of Fame inductees named at Homecoming festivities
October 28, 2010 By Abby Malik
J. Frank Yeager ’57 and Norman Youtsey ’60 were inducted into the
Centre Athletic Hall of Fame on Homecoming weekend.
Several Centre College alumni were honored on Saturday, Oct. 23, during the College’s annual Homecoming celebration.
The following alumni were named 2010 Distinguished Alumni:
David A. Steere ’53: As a counselor, professor and author, Steere is considered an expert in his field. During his 24-year tenure at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Steere’s work provided the seminary national recognition in the field of pastoral care and counseling. He has volunteered his time to Centre by serving as a reunion committee member.
Elizabeth Bateman Bond ’64: A devoted and enthusiastic educator, Bond served as a member of the faculty at Appalachian State University for 25 years. She is also a former Fulbright Scholar. In addition to her career as a scholar, Bond has received several awards for outstanding service to her community. She served as an alumni board director, reunion committee member and admission volunteer for Centre.
William P. Malone ’60: An accomplished businessman, Malone is founding partner and director of the accounting firm Deming, Malone, Livesay, and Ostroff. Malone is known for his love of racing and the founding of a thoroughbred syndicate that encourages investors from all walks of life. He has served the College in many capacities, most notably as an alumni board director, a 2000 Vice Presidential Debate volunteer and current reunion committee member.
The following alumnus was named 2010 Distinguished Young Alumnus:
Brian Russell Mefford ’95: Serving as the CEO of Connected Nation, Mefford is a tireless advocate for Internet connectivity in underserved areas. Mefford has been profiled in The Economist and The Wall Street Journal and is a contributor to C-SPAN. He is also the founder of the No Child Left Offline and Computers for Kids programs.
Around four years ago, Mefford spearheaded ConnectKentucky, an organization that has succeeded in bringing Internet access to rural areas throughout the state. The success of ConnectKentucky led to the formation of Connected Nation, which is implementing digital inclusion strategies that endeavor to empower America. Mefford has volunteered his time to Centre College by serving as an alumni board director, a member of the President’s Advisory Council and an admission volunteer.
The following were inducted into the Centre Athletic Hall of Fame:
Paul Koshewa ’46: An outstanding student athlete at Centre, Koshewa was a two-year letterman in football and track before enlisting in the Air Force during World War II. After Centre, he went on to become an exceptional track and cross country coach, receiving the Track Coach of the Year award in 1988.
Cheryl Lewis ’84: One of Centre’s first women’s basketball stars, Lewis was co-captain for the Colonels her sophomore, junior and senior years. As a guard, she made the KWIC All-Tournament Team, received the Most Valuable Player Award and scored a total of 1,103 career points with 415 rebounds and a free-throw average of 79 percent.
Joe Moore Sandy ’79: A four-year starter and co-captain of Centre’s final four team in 1979, Sandy made outstanding contributions to the basketball program. He finished his career with 1,013 points, 460 rebounds and 408 assists, making him the all-time leading assist leader when he graduated. In addition to his leadership on the court, Sandy was an exceptional baseball player, making the all-conference team and receiving the Most Valuable Player Award.
Keith H. Tarter ’91: During his football career at Centre, Tarter was a four-year starter. He played both tight end and wide receiver and was named to the All-College Athletic Conference his senior year. Tarter still holds the record for single game receptions.
J. Frank Yeager ’57: A two-sport athlete, Yeager excelled on both the football and baseball fields. He was captain of the 1956 football team, where he played both linebacker and offensive tackle. He was also captain of the 1957 baseball team. Yeager went on to coach high school football.
Norman L. Youtsey ’60: A four-year letterman in football, Youtsey was also considered the “Ace” of the baseball team. He led the Colonels to a 10-5 season his senior year. Youtsey posted a 1.84 ERA, one of the lowest in school history, and was selected to play in the KIAC All-Star baseball game.