||The Numbers Game
RELEASED: Sept. 9, 2004
DANVILLE, KYCan you put a number on a Centre College education? As it turns out, you can apply several numbers to it. The figures are in.
1 Centre's national ranking among Kentucky's educational institutions
1 Centre's spot in national alumni-giving percentage
2 U.S. vice presidents among Centre alumni (John Cabell Breckinridge, Class of 1838, and Adlai E. Stevenson, Class of 1859). Also the number of Supreme Court justices among Centre's alumni (John Marshall Harlan, Class of 1850, and Chief Justice Fred Vinson, Class of 1909).
2000 The year Centre hosted the U.S. vice presidential debate between Dick Cheney and Joseph Lieberman
1 Centre alumnus/staff member who has appeared in movies and TV shows with Bruce Willis, Madonna, Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer. David Dewitt '83 was an actor in Hollywood before joining his alma mater as associate director of admission.
22 The number of Centre students who have won Fulbright scholarships in the past decade
100 Percent of 2004 Centre graduates who applied for medical school and were accepted
96 The percentage of Centre alumni who are employed or engaged in advanced study nine months after graduation
75 The percentage of Centre students who study abroad during their time at the College
21, 12 and 2 Centre's football record (wins, losses and ties) against the University of Kentucky
97 The percentage of faculty who hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree
1819 The year Centre was founded
2005 The year The College Centre will be completed. The project is a $22-million renovation and expansion of Crounse Academic Center and Sutcliffe Athletic/Recreation Center.
6 and 0 Part of the famous formula C6-H0 signifying Centre's football victory over No. 1-ranked Harvard in 1921. The game has been described as the greatest upset of the 20th century.
If you have some interesting Centre numbers, please e-mail them to Brant Welch at email@example.com.
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Founded in 1819, Centre College is ranked among the U.S. News top 50 national liberal arts colleges. Centre alumni, known for their nation-leading loyalty in annual financial support, include two U.S. vice presidents and two Supreme Court justices. For more, visit http://www.centre.edu/web/elevatorspeech/
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