2016 Top Centre Stories: News

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 ten of the top news stories about Centre College.

Centre College Class of 2020 is record setting on many levels
Besides being the largest ever entering class in the College’s nearly 200-year history, the 401 Centre students in the Class of 2020 are also the brightest and most diverse. Among the new students are 25 foreign nationals, bringing the overall campus population of international students to 100, or 7 percent of total enrollment.

Centre College President John A. Roush has announced the upcoming retirement of two senior administrators, in the areas of study abroad and development, as well as a number of promotions to vice president that will occur throughout the course of the new academic year.

Centre College Class of 2015 achieves 98 percent employment and graduate school placement
According to data recently compiled by Centre College, an impressive 98 percent of the Class of 2015 is either employed or pursuing advanced study since graduating.

Commencement 193 by the Numbers
Two hundred and ninety-eight seniors were granted degrees at Centre College’s 193rd Commencement, held on Sunday, May 22, at the Norton Center for the Arts. Here’s a final look at the class of 2016.

Opening Convocation features record enrollment and a New York Times columnist
Centre College came together on Sunday, Aug. 28, for Opening Convocation, the annual ceremony that marks the official start of the academic year. New York Times columnist David Brooks was the featured speaker.

[PHOTOS] Winter Storm Jonas brings #CentreSnow to campus
Over the weekend of Jan. 22-24, Winter Storm Jonas brought Centre College more than a foot of snow.

Centre College also bid farewell to four legendary friends and colleagues in 2016:
Larry Matheny: A Centre luminary who exemplified virtue to others
Matheny taught government at Centre from 1966 to 2005, when he retired as the John Marshall Harlan Professor Emeritus of Government.

College mourns Pierce Lively ’43: Federal judge, life trustee and “soul of Centre College”
Frederick Pierce Lively ’43, a respected federal judge and life trustee of Centre College, had been a lawyer in Danville for 22 years when, in 1972, President Richard Nixon appointed him to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati.

Centre remembers Bradley Nystrom: A hardworking and witty treasure
Nystrom arrived at Centre in 1973 and later served as the program chair for many years, leading the members of Centre’s education program through multiple successful accreditations by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board.

Catharine Spragens: Centre’s longest-serving First Lady
Catharine Smallwood Spragens, widow of Centre president emeritus Thomas A. Spragens and Centre’s longest-serving first lady (1957-1981), possessed a graciousness and remarkable ability to set people at ease.

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