Alum donates red oak to replace iconic campus landmark
RELEASED: November 29, 2007
DANVILLE, KY—Centre community members gathered on Wednesday for a little history in the making on campus: the planting of a young red oak tree behind Sutcliffe Athletic Center. This red oak replaces the nearly two-century old red oak that stood along the edge of the football field until it had to be cut down because the aging limbs and trunk had become a safety hazard.
Ray, a football player while at the College, graduated from Centre and spent 31 years in the United States Secret Service. Ray's impressive career protecting presidents, vice presidents and their families was recently featured in an article in Shelby County Life, a magazine serving the Louisville-area. Click here for the article.
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Founded in 1819, Centre College is ranked among the U.S. News top 50 national liberal arts colleges. Consumers Digest ranks Centre No. 1 in educational value among all U.S. 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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