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+00:00May 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 |2019-05-23T15:18:39+00:00May 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 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,

Centre College names Alex McAllister new associate dean

Alex McAllister, the H.W. Stodghill, Jr. and Adele H. Stodghill Professor of Mathematics and current chair of the science and mathematics division, has been named associate dean of Centre College. His three-year term begins July 1. In announcing his appointment, Ellen Goldey, the incoming vice president for academic affairs and Dean of the College, noted

By |2019-05-17T18:09:57+00:00May 17th, 2019|Academics, News|

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+00:00May 17th, 2019|Campus, Commencement, Events, News|

Students experience a variety of ‘War Stories’ in spring course

“The representation of contemporary war is one of my primary research areas,” said Stacey Peebles, associate professor of English and director of film studies. “I was in graduate school writing a dissertation about World War II and Vietnam War literature when Sept. 11 happened, and I realized that this whole understanding of modern war and

By |2019-05-17T13:57:00+00:00May 16th, 2019|Academics, English, Film Studies, History, News|

Centre College honors faculty and staff at closing dinner

Centre College honored members of its campus community on May 14 at the annual faculty and staff appreciation dinner and awards ceremony. Clay Contini, Rhonda Dick, and Chad McPherson each received a Horky Service Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement by facilities management employees. The award was created from a bequest by Lorette and John Horky

By |2019-05-17T14:04:36+00:00May 16th, 2019|News|
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