|Centre graduates largest class ever
Katherine Lacy and Henry McEuen win valedictorian prizes
RELEASED: May 28, 2002
DANVILLE, KY-Centre College graduated its largest senior class ever Sunday, May 26, and presented valedictorian prizes to Katherine Lacy of Louisville and Henry McEuen of Carrollton, Ky. Lacy received the Gavin Easton Wiseman Valedictorian Prize as the top female graduate; and McEuen received the George Winston Welsh Valedictorian Prize as the top male graduate.
A school record 257 students were recognized at Commencement. Full Class Photo Page. This outstanding senior class also produced a school record five Fulbright winners, the most for Centre in a single year. Josh Brockwell of Elizabethton, Tenn.; Leeann Dikes of Rineyville, Ky.; Sarah Eskridge of St. Louis; McEuen and Heidi Privett of Nicholasville, Ky., extend a Centre tradition that has produced 21 Fulbright winners in the past 10 years. The college also has produced a Rhodes Scholar as well as Truman and Goldwater scholarship winners in that span. Privett is both a Fulbright and Goldwater winner. More Photos.
Eric Mount, professor of religion who is retiring this year, delivered the keynote address to the senior class during a morning baccalaureate service. Formal graduation exercises were held at 3 p.m. at Centre's Norton Center for the Arts.
Senior class member Robert Markham, an economics major from Athens, Ohio, served as the primary speaker for Commencement.
Peggy Curlin, a leader in international family planning and women's health, was presented with an honorary degree. Curlin is a 1962 graduate of Centre.
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