On Saturday, May 19 at 6 p.m., during the College’s annual Honor Walk, 284 members of the Centre College Class of 2018 will gather to honor the people who have made a significant impact on their lives. Now in its 16th year, the event has quickly become a cherished tradition of Centre Commencement weekend.
At the beginning of the fall semester, President John A. Roush presents each member of the senior class with a “talent”—a coin with Old Centre on one side and the College seal on the other. The seniors have the entire academic year to decide to whom they will give their talent—be they family, friends, professors, coaches or classmates—the day before the Commencement ceremony.
Traditionally, Honor Walk takes place in Old Centre, where the seniors walk through the front door and through its foyer. After passing through the back door and down the steps, stopping in front of Centre’s beloved seal, the seniors finally pass their talents on to those they choose to honor.
“Centre prides itself on the personal relationships that make each student’s time here special, more than just an education,” said Krista Rinehart, assistant director of annual giving and Honor Walk coordinator. “The Honor Walk is a unique event that allows seniors to take a moment and say thank you to the professors, friends and parents who have made their Centre Experience possible.”
by Kerry Steinhofer
May 17, 2018
In case of rain, the Honor Walk ceremony will take place in the Alumni Gymnasium in Sutcliffe Hall.