Love, Layoffs, and Liberal Arts: Why Centre Grads Are the Happiest (Most of the Time)

Recently, my phone's message light blinked green-green-green above an impossibility: a message from my 20-year-old nephew, Hunter. And not his usual grunt response to some sports story I texted him: —"Tom Brady just threw a touchdown so hard the CHEERLEADERS CAUGHT FIRE!!!" —"Yup." No, this was, like, full sentences. He was going on a Kenyan

By |2013-10-17T11:48:06+00:00October 17th, 2013|Alumni, News|

Nick Gowen ’11 puts his money where his mouth is with The $100,000 Essay

It's that time of year again—when motivated high school students begin the grueling college application process, filled with a whole bunch of college visits, a little soul-searching, and most important—and often dreaded—of all: the college admission essay. Luckily for students, there's a solution out there that makes the final piece of the puzzle a little

By |2013-09-26T12:18:51+00:00September 26th, 2013|Alumni, News|

Jeff Hortillosa ’09 and Whiskey Shivers to play at Austin City Limits Festival in October

The band: Whiskey Shivers. Its mission: to knock the dust off roots music. Thus far, the group has proceeded not only to knock the dust off, but, as they describe it, "soak it in gasoline and send it into outer space." Essentially, Whiskey Shivers combines traditional bluegrass fiddling and banjo-playing with an athletic and percussive

By |2013-09-12T10:26:46+00:00September 12th, 2013|Alumni, News|

Annual giving sets new records, promises bright future

2012-13 has been a banner year for Centre across the board, especially for the development office, which has just announced the final tallies on fundraising for the year ending on June 30. The thousands of alumni, parents and friends who supported Centre through their gifts set some impressive records. This standout performance is due in

By |2013-09-05T09:21:49+00:00September 5th, 2013|Alumni, News|

Colonel Walter Herd ’83 publishes Unconventional Warrior

U.S. Army Colonel (Ret.) Walter Herd ’83 has published Unconventional Warrior [McFarland & Company, 2013], a memoir of his time as a Special Operations Commander in Afghanistan in 2003-04. Herd, a Centre Distinguished Alumnus, was the highest-ranking officer on the ground with a command of some 4,000 elite soldiers from all branches of the U.S.

By |2013-08-22T17:03:38+00:00August 22nd, 2013|Alumni, News|

Sundy Best on the way to country music stardom with Nashville record contract

Folks not following Sundy Best on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram are missing out on an amazing ride, as country music singers Kris Bentley ’09 and Nick Jamerson rocket from being a local cult favorite to, dare we say, country music stars? While the duo describes its sound as "ranging from country, bluegrass, rock, soul, and

By |2013-08-15T16:34:17+00:00August 15th, 2013|Alumni, News|