For some of the happiest alumni in the nation, Homecoming is an exciting time to welcome former students back to “Centre Dear” and encourage them to relive and reminisce about their Centre Experience. This year’s Homecoming weekend allowed approximately 1,200 alums to honor distinguished faculty, peers and outstanding athletes, see current student-athletes in action and take in musical performances.
A presentation of alumni artwork was held at the Danville/Boyle County Public Library on Thursday, with various reunion luncheons and receptions taking place throughout the day on Friday. Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts welcomed The Orchestra to the stage, starring former members of Electric Light Orchestra & ELO Part II.
Many alums and students gathered on Saturday morning to participate in Kappa Alpha Theta’s annual Fall 5K Run & Walk, benefiting CASA of the Bluegrass. Many also gathered at Danville’s Presbyterian Church to honor the memory of Dr. Max P. Cavnes, legendary Centre dean of men and a 27-year member of the history faculty who passed away this spring.
The Centre Colonels took on the Hendrix College Warriors in a close match Saturday afternoon. President John A. Roush took the field during halftime and crowned this year’s Homecoming king and queen, Dexter Horne ’16 and Sara Morency ’16.
Horne is a politics major and Bonner Scholar from Louisville, Ky. He is the president of Centre’s chapter of Phi Kappa Tau as well as an ambassador for the Admission office. Morency, a sociology/anthropology major from Lowell, Mass., is both a Bonner and Posse Scholar. She is a resident assistant, a member of Centre’s Delta Delta Delta chapter and secretary of the Student Judiciary. Both Morency and Horne are senior interviewers in the Admissions office and spent their 2015 spring semester in England through the Centre-in-London program.
To wrap up the busy weekend, alumni and students alike gathered in Chowan for a performance from cellist and Kentucky singer/songwriter Ben Sollee, co-sponsored by the Student Activities Council (SAC).
See Centre’s Flickr album with all the highlights from Homecoming 2015 below.
by Hayley Hoffman ‘16
October 5, 2015