Centre graduates first cohort of Grissom Scholars

During Commencement 196, Centre College graduated its first cohort of Grissom Scholars, who achieved a 100 percent graduation rate. The inaugural Class of 2019 includes Allysson Becker, Thomas Case, Liz Chavez, Jon Jones, Leah Kelly, DeMontre’ Lewis, Valeria Garcia Lopez, Mariama Minteh, Bre Olson and Emmely Ovalle. The Grissom Scholars Program offers 10 first-generation college

By |2019-05-30T12:46:10-04:00May 30th, 2019|Academics, Bicentennial, Commencement, News|

Seeking Inspiration from Centre’s Past: 2019 Centre College Commencement Address

Stuart W. Sanders is a 1995 Centre graduate and is the author of four books, including the forthcoming The Ohio Belle Murder, which looks at interpersonal violence, Southern honor culture, and vigilante justice through the lens of the steamboat Ohio Belle, which will be published by the University Press of Kentucky in March 2020. He

By |2019-05-23T15:30:05-04:00May 23rd, 2019|Academics, Campus, Commencement, News|

Commencement 196 by the numbers

Three hundred and twenty-seven seniors were granted degrees at Centre College’s 196th Bicentennial Commencement, held on Sunday, May 19, at the Norton Center for the Arts. The Class of 2019 leaves a legacy of impressive accomplishments and countless life-changing experiences on campus and across the globe. As we bid them farewell, here’s a final look

Centre Commencement Day features speakers Stuart Sanders ’95 and Naomi Tutu

Kentucky historian Stuart Sanders, Centre College Class of 1995, and the Rev. Canon Naomi Tutu both received honorary degrees and spoke during Centre’s 196th commencement exercises on Sunday, May 19. The outgoing Student Government Association president, Walker Morrell ’19, gave the response for the class. The 327 graduates in the bicentennial Class of 2019 come

By |2019-06-24T19:20:48-04:00May 21st, 2019|Commencement, News|

Centre commissions two students during ROTC ceremony

At Centre College’s 196th Commencement, Clark Smith ’19 (Lexington, Kentucky) not only received a bachelor’s degree from the College but also graduated from the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program. John Grise ‘19 (Bowling Green, Kentucky) was also commissioned as a Second Lieutenant after completing a marine corps program. As part of Commencement festivities, Centre

By |2019-05-21T11:54:15-04:00May 21st, 2019|Academics, Commencement, Economics & Finance, News, ROTC|

Class of 2019 expresses gratitude during Honor Walk ceremony

Now in its 17th year, Honor Walk has quickly become a cherished tradition of Centre College’s Commencement weekend, as members of the Class of 2019 gathered to honor the people who have made a significant impact on their lives. At the beginning of the fall semester, President John A. Roush presents each member of the

By |2019-05-20T17:19:18-04:00May 20th, 2019|Bicentennial, Buildings, Campus, Commencement, Events, News|

What’s Next for the Class of 2019?

On the day of their graduation from Centre, the Class of 2019 participated in the What’s Next? campaign, an eagerly anticipated feature of Commencement day. The new alumni shared their post-graduation plans, as they now join the 97 percent of Centre alumni who either attend graduate school or are employed within a year of graduation. While their post-Centre pursuits vary,

Class of 2019 says ‘thank you’ during Honor Walk, May 18

VISIT COMMENCEMENT HEADQUARTERS Members of the Centre College Class of 2019 will gather to honor the people who have made a significant impact on their lives during the College’s annual Honor Walk, Saturday, May 18 at 7 p.m. Now in its 17th year, the event has quickly become a cherished tradition of Centre Commencement weekend.

By |2019-05-17T11:53:17-04:00May 17th, 2019|Campus, Commencement, Events, News|

Commencement 196 to be streamed live on Centre website

Commencement Headquarters | Live Stream Centre College’s 196th Commencement, featuring an expected 332 graduates, will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, in Newlin Hall of the Norton Center for the Arts. The 2019 graduation exercises will begin with the Baccalaureate ceremony, which will take place in the same location at 11 a.m. that

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