Poem on Reigelman’s MLK Experience by George Ella Lyon ’71

January 19, 2015

Milton Reigelman’s experience on the memorable day Martin Luther King Jr. spoke the famous words “I have a dream” has been captured in a poem written by acclaimed Kentucky poet and Centre College graduate George Ella Lyon ’71. The poem is part of a collection she wrote with colleague J. Patrick Lewis about the 1963 March on Washington.

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Flameside Chats will allow viewers to discuss leadership with President John Roush

January 12, 2015

The Centre College alumni affairs office is planning a third installment of the popular Flameside Chats series, this time interviewing President John Roush on the subject of leadership at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 13. Roush is considered an expert in the area of leadership, contributing regularly to professional journals. He also regularly teaches a class on leadership called Rainmaking.

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The Economics of Excellence: Philanthropy in the Shaping of Centre College

January 5, 2015

After more than a century of determined effort, Centre College at the end of the Great Depression and on the eve of World War II was in an enviable position with a growing endowment, adequate campus facilities (albeit in two locations), and impressive library holdings. Unfortunately, the years immediately ahead would be among the most challenging in the College’s long history. The forward momentum of 1940 came to a screeching halt little more than a year later when the United States entered the war and Centre’s enrollment, like that of most colleges, collapsed.

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Alumni spotlight: CBS Films executive Grey Munford ’04 lauded by Hollywood Reporter

December 15, 2015

In November, Grey Munford ’04, vice president of communications at CBS Films, made Hollywood Reporter’s 21st annual list of the industry’s top executives, 35 and under. High praise, indeed, but perhaps not surprising for one whose love of film marketing developed at a very tender age.

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Alumni network strengthened with new Career Mentor Directory

November 3, 2014

The Center for Career and Professional Development at Centre College is taking steps toward strengthening its alumni connections and employer relations in order to better serve students pursuing internships and job opportunities. As part of this fresh focus, Morgan McKenzie (pictured above, left) joined the Center for Career and Professional Development in September in the newly created position of employer relations specialist.

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Distinguished Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame inductees recognized at Homecoming 2014

October 29, 2014

This year’s Homecoming celebration at Centre College was as memorable as ever, marked by the Colonels’ win over Rhodes College to maintain their undefeated football season and the return of nearly 1,000 alumni to commemorate their alma mater. Another highlight of the weekend was Saturday morning’s alumni recognition ceremony, during which the College honored five distinguished alumni and inducted two athletes and two teams into the Athletic Hall of Fame.

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Homecoming 2014 festivities highlight alumni achievement, celebrate Centre

October 21, 2014

The love and appreciation Centre College alumni have for their alma mater is without rival, and Homecoming is always a special time as alumni from every corner of the globe return to the place so near and dear to their hearts. This year’s Homecoming festivities are varied and offer something for everyone, celebrating Centre and all the people who make it extraordinary.

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