2016 Top Centre Stories: Alumni Profiles

As 2016 draws to a close, we’re taking a look back at the most popular web stories this year based on analytics from Centre’s website. Below are five of the top news stories featuring Centre alumni.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship Awarded to Centre Graduate Ben Cocanougher
Centre College graduate Benjamin T. Cocanougher has been awarded one of the world’s most competitive postgraduate fellowships, the Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

Centre College graduate Parker Lawson ’15 third in a row to win Rotary Global Scholarship
For the third year in a row, a Centre College graduate has won a prestigious Rotary Global Grant Scholarship for graduate study abroad. Parker Lawson ’15, a Spanish and international studies double major from Prospect, Ky., plans to pursue a Master of Philosophy degree in Modern European History at the University of Cambridge beginning fall of 2016.

Kevin Chapman ’00 featured as psychologist for A&E’s “60 Days In”
The season two premiere of A&E’s popular series “60 Days In” aired on Thursday, Aug. 18, and the new season once again features a familiar face. Centre College’s Kevin Chapman ’00, a clinical psychologist from Louisville, has been tapped to monitor the mental health of the incarcerated volunteers participating in the docuseries.

Kristi Hughes ’98 performs with Cirque du Soleil
Kristi Hughes ’98 has lived and performed all over the world, perfecting her work as a puppeteer, actress, teacher, clown and playwright. Her latest gig is in the touring company of Toruk as one of the first six puppeteers ever to work for the internationally renowned Cirque du Soleil.

Allison Goetzman ’03 is a theatre worker we should know
Allison Goetzman ’03 was named among September Role Call’s “Six Theatre People You Should Know” by American Theatre magazine. Goetzman is production manager for the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe, N.M.