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2013 Homecoming Schedule

Thursday, Oct. 10

"Life Out There"
11:15 a.m., Price Theater
Theatre majors Ali Grieb '09 and Sharon Coffey '10 share how their LC experiences prepared them for successful careers. Contact Nhung Tran-Marciniak at nmarciniak@lagrange.edu for more information.

Friday, Oct. 11

Shackelford Alumni Achievement Award Forum
11:15 a.m., Corn Auditorium, Lewis Library
Join this year's Shackelford Alumni Achievement Award recipients to hear how LaGrange College shaped their lives.  They are Alonzo Harris '04, Dr. Moody McCall '81 and Dr. Sharlene Donaldson Toney '99.

Alumni Awards Luncheon hosted by Board of Trustees
Shackelford Alumni Achievement Awards
Noon, Dickson Assembly Room, Turner Hall
(See above for names.)  $15 per person, payable at the door. Limited availability. Contact alumni@lagrange.edu .

30th Tom Duckett Golf Tournament
Highland Country Club, sponsored by the Panther Club   
8 a.m., registration for business partners; 8:30 a.m., tee off
12:30 p.m., registration for alumni and friends; 1 p.m., tee off
Entry fee of $100 per player or $400 per team includes green fees and range balls. A portion of the fee is tax deductible.  An award ceremony reception will follow the tournament.  Contact the Panther Club at jthomas@lagrange.edu or (706) 880-8039 for more information.

The Tao of Comedy Workshop
2 p.m., The Boopie, Turner Hall
Comedian Bobbie Evans Oliver '90 presents The Tao of Comedy workshop, an organic, Zen-like approach to standup comedy that is process-oriented, not goal-oriented. Its focus is comedy as art, not formulas. The workshop will be fun and supportive, a safe space to create, experiment and find your own comedy voice. Contact Nhung Tran-Marciniak at nmarciniak@lagrange.edu for more information.

The World in 1963                   
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m., Room 222, Smith Hall
Join Dr. Joe Cafaro, Professor of History, to explore "The World in 1963." A half-century ago, news included Beatlemania, civil rights activists and President John F. Kennedy. Push-button telephones were introduced and the population of the world was 3.2 billion, less than half of what it is today.

Presidential Dinner for Class of 1963 in 50th Reunion
5–6 p.m., reception, Edmondson Parlor, Smith Hall
6 p.m., dinner, Bailey Room, Smith Hall

Panther Palooza III – Panther Roar Tour Kickoff
6–8 p.m., Downtown LaGrange
Sponsored by the Alumni Association and Downtown Development
Wear your red and black to party with family and friends in downtown LaGrange. Pouncer will be visiting between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and will be available for pictures with fans. While downtown, enjoy food and drink at one of the many downtown eateries. ( www.downtownlagrange.com ). Limited chairs and tables will be available on the Square.

  • Alumni Registration between 6–8 p.m. on the Square
  • Receive coupon for yourself and a guest for one slice of Mighty Joe's pizza and one scoop of ice cream or cupcake from Cakes by Debbie.
  • Register online by October 3 for Panther Palooza at www.lagrange.edu to be eligible for a two-night stay at the Lafayette Garden Inn.
  • D.J. Alan Slaughenhaupt M'98 will provide entertainment on the Square – take your requests and dancing shoes.
  • Enjoy numerous trips down the inflatable slide.
  • When you register, make sure you receive your complimentary coupon for a Panther Palooza airbrush tattoo.
  • Come meet the Career Center and SOURCE Center staff at Step Up to the Mic and learn about the ways you may help current students through M entoring, I nternships, C areer opportunities. Would you like to give a presentation, be a mentor to a student, provide internship opportunities or hire LC alumni? Sign up and have a chance to win a $50 Chamber of Commerce gift certificate. Contact Todd Prater, tprater@lagrange.edu or (706) 880-8924, or Diana Goldwire, dgoldwire@lagrange.edu or (706) 880-8185.

Comedy Show Bobbie Evans Oliver '90 from Los Angeles
8 p.m., Callaway Auditorium
Sponsored by the Student Government Association
Liven up your night by attending a hilarious evening of comedy provided by LaGrange College's own Bobbie Evans Oliver, an award-winning comedian, comedy teacher, public speaker, freelance writer and author. She is the founder of StandUp Academy and owner of Tao Comedy Studio, and has made numerous TV and radio appearances. Chris Oliver '91 will provide the opening act.  All students, alumni, faculty, staff, and LC families are welcome to attend.  Admission is free. For more information, contact Adrien Vakerics at ajvakerics@student.lagrange.edu .

Saturday, Oct. 12

2013 5K Fun Run and 1-mile Walk
7 a.m., Registration
8 a.m., Run and Walk start promptly
Callaway Education Building
Sponsored by the LaGrange College School of Nursing and Exercise Science majors
Join your friends for the 5K Fun Run and 1-mile Walk benefiting Harmony House. Beginning in front of the Callaway Education Building, the course will wind around LaGrange College's south campus and the historic Hillside area of LaGrange. Cost is $10 per person, and T-shirts are guaranteed to those registered by Sept. 10. Register online at www.lagrange.edu/5k .  For more information, contact Christy Vanhoose at (706) -880-8220 or cvanhoose@lagrange.edu .

2013 Alumni Recognition Breakfast     
8:30 a.m., Dickson Assembly Room, Turner Hall
President Dan McAlexander will speak, and the 2013 Honorary Alumni Awards will be given to Dr. James F. Bruce Jr., Martha Estes, Clifford Glover and Dr. Don Jolly. The 2013 Sports Hall of Fame will honor Kelly Britsky '93, M'00 and Dr. Josh DuBose '01, and the 2003 LaGrange College baseball and golf teams, United States Collegiate Athletic Association National Champions, will be honored. The Class of 1963 will be celebrating its 50th reunion, along with other reunion classes. Space is limited. $15 per person, payable at door. Contact alumni@lagrange.edu .

Welcome Home Alumni Registration
9 a.m.–until after half-time/beginning of third quarter of the football game
Callaway Auditorium parking lot, under the white tent
Everyone is invited to register and pick up nametags and red and black pom poms. Your registration makes you eligible for a drawing for a $100 gift certificate from Campus Exclusives on the Hill, to be awarded at noon Oct. 14 on the LaGrange College Alumni Facebook page.

Relive Memories As You Roar About Your Alma Mater
9 a.m.–1 p.m., Callaway Auditorium lobby
Revisit your college memories and help us identify who's who in our old LC photos. One of the day's highlights will be a recording session where you can share stories of your days at LC:  What memories make you laugh? Did you have a transformative experience with a certain professor or a class that changed your whole direction in life? Did you meet your spouse?  Tell us about it. Feel free to bring a friend to your recording session. Contact alumni@lagrange.edu to schedule your time.

Red and Black Class Reunion Row
9 a.m. until end of game
Callaway Auditorium parking lot area near white registration tent
Classes in Reunion will be tailgating under the LaGrange College red and black tents. Check Homecoming 2013 at www.lagrange.edu for your class reunion details.

Classes 1968–1974 Tailgate 
10 a.m. until end of game.
Callaway Auditorium parking lot
Gather under the Class of 1973 LaGrange College Red and Black tents near the white registration tent.

Pi Kappa Phi Alumni chapter meeting
9 a.m., Best Western Lafayette Garden Inn
For information, contact Ralph Sims '71, r_d_sims@bellsouth.net or Barron Wood '97, barron.wood@suntrust.com

Hilltopper and Presidential Student Ambassador Reunion
10 a.m.–noon, Red and Black Reunion Row area
Were you a Hilltopper or Presidential Student Ambassador? Come by the reunion tent to reconnect with other former Hilltoppers and Ambassadors and meet some of this year's Presidential Student Ambassadors (the Presidential Student Ambassadors and the Hilltoppers have been merged into one group under the name of the Presidential Student Ambassadors). Share your memories with current students. Contact one of the original Hilltoppers, Dawn Cummings Coker '77 dcoker@lagrange.edu  for more information.

Giving Circles Reception
10 a.m.–noon, Red and Black Reunion Row
Supporting LaGrange College has its privileges. If you've given $100 or more since July 1, 2012, (or $25 or more for young alums who graduated from 2009 to 2013), you're invited to a special tailgating event in the Red and Black Reunion Row area to thank you for investing in the lives of our students through the LaGrange College Fund. We'll serve gourmet coffee, mocktails and light refreshments. If you haven't yet made a gift and would like to celebrate with us, you can make your donation at the tent. Each donor will receive a special pin to signify your support of your alma mater. Those who have given $100 to $364 during fiscal years 2013 and/or 2014 will become members of the Bridge Builders Giving Circle, LaGrange College's newest giving society. (And again, if you graduated between 2009 and 2013, you can be a Bridge Builder for as little as $25 a year). For more information, contact Alie Jones at ajones@lagrange.edu or (706) 880-8459.

Tailgate of Current, Retired and Former Administration, Faculty and Staff
10 a.m.–noon, Red and Black Reunion Row area
Drop by the tent to visit with our retirees and former administration, faculty and staff.  We have heard so many stories about how a professor or staff person helped you in your life, or how you enjoyed their classes. We know they would enjoy seeing you.

SGA Tailgate
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Students and alumni are invited to join the Student Government Association for a pre-game tailgate in the Callaway Auditorium parking lot.  Games, music and light food provided. Attendees welcome to walk to the game together to show our Panther Pride.  For more information, contact SGA president Adrien Vakerics at ajvakerics@student.lagrange.edu .

Student Government Association Parade
Grand Marshals will be the 2013 Sports Hall of Fame honorees, Kelly Britsky '93, M'00 and Dr. Josh DuBose '01. Floats created and staffed by the college's many student organizations will travel from the baseball complex down Forrest Avenue and then onto Dallis Street right by the athletic fields. Come support the student organizations and get filled with Panther spirit before game time.  For more information, contact SGA president Adrien Vakerics at ajvakerics@student.lagrange.edu

Women's Soccer – Panthers vs. Averett University Cougars
1 p.m. – Soccer Field

Football – Panthers vs. Maryville Scots
1 p.m., Callaway Stadium, (Gates open one hour prior to game time)
Ceremonial coin toss by 2013 Sports Hall of Fame honorees Kelly Britsky '93, M'00 and Dr. Josh DuBose '01. The national anthem will be sung by Ali Grieb '09. The announcement of the 2013 Homecoming Queen will be made at halftime.

Open House at Lamar Dodd Art Center and Price Theatre
3–5 p.m., Forrest Avenue
Visit the newly restored Lamar Dodd Art Center and Price Theatre.
The theater's $2.18 million restoration will be unveiled this fall to reveal a renewed auditorium and new Lab Theater, new classrooms and upgraded lighting technology. Its refreshed look mirrors that of Lamar Dodd Art Center, which had a much-need $1.1 million facelift last year. Parking and landscaping now link the two neighboring buildings into one cohesive visual and performing arts campus.

Retired music professor Martha Estes, wife of the late Dr. Maxie C. Estes (former theatre professor), will be at Price during Open House hours. As you view Price's transformation, welcome her and congratulate her for being named an Honorary Alumnus. For those who have made a gift to name a seat, take the time to find it. To join the more than 100 alumni and friends who have taken advantage of the seat-naming opportunity, contact Rebecca Roth at rroth@lagrange.edu or (706) 880-8088 for details. Naming a seat is $500, and the cost can be spread over quarterly or monthly payments.   

Men's Soccer – Panthers vs. Averett University's Cougars
3:30 p.m., Soccer Field

Baseball Banquet
5:00 p.m., - Cleaveland Field
Awards ceremony and dinner followed by an inter-squad game.

Kappa Sigma/Phi Mu Dinner for Classes 1970-1975
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant located at 25 Patillo Rd., LaGrange, adjacent to the Best Western Lafayette Garden Inn .

Classes 1968 –1974 Barbecue Dinner
6:30– 8:30 p.m., Best Western Lafayette Garden Inn Courtyard
(In case of rain – Elm Room)
Join your friends for barbecue.  $14 per person at door.  Cash bar.
Contact alumni@lagrange.edu .

"The Reasons Why" Band Party
8 p.m.–midnight, Best Western Lafayette Garden Inn
Enjoy "The Reasons Why" and the music of the 1960s and '70s. Band members include alumni Russ Everitt '74, Sam Thrower '75, Greg Gregory '73, M'76, Wesley Long '80 and Ronnie Everitt '94, as well as Robin Treadwell and Paul Hammock. $10 cover charge per person.

Sunday, October 13

Alumni and LaGrange College Community Memorial Service
11 a.m., the Chapel 
A celebration of the lives of alumni and members of the LaGrange College community who have passed away since Homecoming 2012.

Mrs. Mary Cagle Baldy '62, Mr. Joel Robert Blalock '89, Mrs. Melrose Sheats Carter '43, Miss Jennifer Susan Clark '82, Mrs. Marion Killingsworth Copeland (previous faculty), Mr. Donald Wayne Copeland '61, Mrs. Betty Godfrey Duncan M'75, The Rev. Jerry Eugene Eley '66, Mrs. Jimmie Ruth Mattox Ellsworth '51, Mrs. Margaret Conley Garcia '70, The Rev. Hugh Michael Grubb '56 (LC administration), Mrs. Daisy McCurry Hammond '34, Mrs. Janet Sutherlin Harper '61, Mrs. Teresa Hendrix Herren '84, Mr. Gary Dwayne Hughes '82, Mr. Stephen Patrick Line '66, Miss Frances Evelyn Linn '31, Mrs. Lollie Traylor Love '39, Mrs. Sarah Payne Manning '33, Mrs. Vivian Daniel Mathis '45, Mrs. Matilee Dunn McGee '32, Ms. Marianne Merritt '63, Mrs. Rosa Fling Mitchell '34, Mrs. Ginger Hope Ross Patterson '96, M'00, Mrs. Nancy Gibson Purgason '62, Mrs. Patricia Harper Roberts (previous staff), Dr. Bettie Mixon Sellers '58, Dr. Gerald Judson Smith, Sr. '63, Dr. James "Jimmy" Wesley Smith '66, Ms. Jean S. Starnes '47, The Rev. Dr. Charles Edward "Ned" Steele H'74, Mrs. Caffie Taylor Stogner '83, Mrs. Misty Colvin Tower '99, Mr. Robert Ernest Van Landingham '62 and Mrs. Peggy Jones Yeadon '57.

Sunday Brunch Buffet
10:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Margaret A. Pitts Dining Hall
$8 per person, pay at the door.
All-you-can-eat from all the stations – hot food line, pizza station, expo station, the grill, salad bar and drink station.

Homecoming Highlights

Thursday, Oct. 10 

  • "Life Out There" 

Friday, Oct. 11

  • Shackelford Alumni Achievement Award Forum 
  • 30th Tom Duckett Golf Tournament 
  • The World in 1963                    
  • Presidential Dinner for Class of 1963 in 50th Reunion 
  • Panther Palooza III – Panther Roar Tour Kickoff 
  • Comedy Show Bobbie Evans Oliver '90 from Los Angeles 

Saturday, Oct. 12

  • 2013 5K Fun Run and 1-mile Walk 
  • 2013 Alumni Recognition Breakfast      
  • Giving Circles Reception
  • SGA Tailgate 
  • Student Government Association Parade 
  • Women's Soccer – Panthers vs. Averett University Cougars 
  • Football – Panthers vs. Maryville Scots 
  • Open House at Lamar Dodd Art Center and Price Theatre 
  • Men's Soccer – Panthers vs. Averett University's Cougars 
  • "The Reasons Why" Band Party 

Sunday, October 13

  • Alumni and LaGrange College Community Memorial Service 
  • Sunday Brunch Buffet 

More Details

30th Tom Duckett Golf Tournament

5K Fun Run and 1-mile Walk