For Centre College alumni, Homecoming is an exciting time to return to campus, as well as relive and reminisce about their Centre experience. The College’s bicentennial Homecoming allowed alumni to honor distinguished peers and outstanding athletes, see current student-athletes in action and take in art and musical performances. Centre’s graduating classes ending in ‘4 and ‘9 held reunions throughout the weekend.
The Alumni Recognition Ceremony honored Distinguished Alumni James C. Claypool ’60, Frank H. Edelen ’66 and Clarence R. Wyatt ’78, along with Young Alumnus John Warren Robey ’05. Alumni inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame were Centre’s associate head women’s soccer coach Jessica Chisley ’04, Gregory S. Lawson ’89, coaching pair Eric Mount and Milton Scarborough, and Adam Clark ’07.
The fun-filled weekend featured the LUX on the Lawn Music Festival, which took place on the festival lawn in front of the Campus Center. Inspired by Centre’s motto, “Doctrina Lux Mentis,” the LUX concert schedule was lined with performances on the Festival Lawn by Centre alumni, students and professors and concluded with a headliner concert by country music artist Walker Hayes.
On Saturday, the Centre Colonels took on Sewanee for the Homecoming football game. President John A. Roush took the field during halftime and crowned this year’s Homecoming king and queen, Pai Masavisut ’20 (Bankok, Thailand) and Makda Tsehaywork Mehari ’20 (Morehead, Kentucky).
by Centre College News
October 17, 2019