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Suber Archives Open House
9 a.m.–noon, Frank and Laura Lewis Library, first floor
Visit the Suber Archives to view the college’s history through old student scrapbooks, Quadrangles dating back to 1914 and even our stunning 1880 Myrtle McFarlin graduation dress. Do you have college memorabilia you no longer need? Please donate to the Suber Archives. Visit and “like us” on Facebook at Suber Archives and Special Collections. For more information, contact .

Suber Archives hours:  8 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday–Friday.  Call for an appointment.

Shackelford Alumni Achievement and Outstanding Young Alumnus Award Forum
11:15 a.m., Corn Auditorium in Lewis Library
Meet this year’s Shackelford Alumni Achievement and Outstanding Young Alumnus award recipients and hear how LaGrange College shaped their lives. They are Dr. Joseph Barney ’96, Judy Jordan Johnson ’74, Daphne Mobley Johnston ’99 and Jared Ragland ’00. Wesley “Trae” Long III ’12 is the 2016 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award recipient.

Alumni Awards Luncheon hosted by Board of Trustees, honoring Shackelford Alumni Achievement and Outstanding Young Alumnus award winners
12:30 p.m., Dickson Assembly Room, Turner Hall
(See above for names) $15 per person, payable at the door. Limited availability. Contact .

33rd Tom Duckett Golf Tournament
Highland Country Club, sponsored by the Panther Club
Morning registration, 7:30 a.m., tee off 8 a.m.; Afternoon registration, noon, tee off 12:30 p.m.
New for this year’s tournament is a polo shirt to honor Tom Duckett. Shirts will have his name on the sleeve and will be available for preorder or at the tournament for $60. Entry fee of $100 per player or $400 per team includes green fees and range balls. A portion of the fee is tax deductible. Award ceremony and dinner following tournament. Contact the Panther Club for more information, or 706-880-8773. 

Bring it Back Home Art Celebration”
Cochran Gallery, 4 E. Lafayette Square, 5–7 p.m., opening reception
Saturday, open 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
All art alumni are invited to submit two works for the exhibit to be hosted at Cochran Gallery in celebration of the 35th anniversary of the opening of Lamar Dodd Art Center. For information about submissions, contact John Lawrence, , by Sept. 30.

Presidential 50th Reunion Reception for Class of 1966, followed by Class Dinner
 5:30–6:30 p.m., Reception, Edmondson Parlor, Smith Hall; 6:30 p.m., Dinner, Bailey Room, Smith Hall

Panther Palooza VI Downtown LaGrange
Sponsored by the Alumni Association and Downtown Development Authority
Wear your red and black to party with family and friends in downtown LaGrange. Plenty of spots to park, dine and shop – all within walking distance of Lafayette Square ( ) and Sweetland Amphitheatre ( ).

Alumni Registration:  
Cochran Gallery between 5–7 p.m. (tent on sidewalk) . Sign in and receive a coupon for one slice of Mighty Joe’s pizza (redeemable from 5–8 p.m.)
Sweetland Amphitheatre 7–9 p.m. To win an iPad mini, register between 7–8:45 p.m. at the Alumni Hospitality Tent on the Great Lawn. Drawing will be held at 9 p.m. Only LaGrange College alumni are eligible, valid identification will be required to redeem the prize. Pouncer will be visiting between 7:15–7:45 p.m. and will be available for pictures with fans.

Concert features Tonic, with special guest, Drivin’ N’ Cryin’
Sweetland Amphitheatre at Boyd Park, 110 Smith St. (two blocks north of Lafayette Square)
Gates will open at 7 p.m. Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ will begin playing at 8 p.m., followed by Tonic at 9:15 p.m. Ticket prices are: General admission, standing, $25; Reserved (LC alumni), $10; Reserved (public), $25; and general admission lawn, $15. However, the price will be $10 for the first 950 people to register for Homecoming 2016.

For tickets visit

A limited number of VIP Seats are available for $45. They will be reserved seating in the first four rows and access to the Sweetland VIP Suite, which includes a full bar, complimentary appetizers and VIP restrooms.

Sweetland Amphitheatre
 Sweetland Amphitheatre, located downtown two blocks north of LaFayette Square, has stadium and lawn seating for about 2,000 spectators. The amphitheater is located on the site of the former city park and pool, built in 1935. On July 4, 2004, the park was renamed for Jim and Annette Boyd, who started the July 4 “Sweet Land of Liberty” parade more than 30 years ago. The parade continues to kick off at the park every year. Sweetland opened in the spring of this year.

“Into the Woods”
7:30 p.m., Price Theater
Directed by Kim Barber Knoll, this Tony Award-winning Stephen Sondheim classic blends the stories of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, the Witch and other favorite fairy-tale characters, and looks at what happens after “happily ever after.”  Come into the woods with us as these fascinating characters learn the responsibility that comes with getting what they wish for. Box office opens at noon on Oct. 12 and continues weekdays from noon to 4 p.m.  Call 706-880-8080 or email

Name your seat at Price Theater!
Would you like to add your name to a permanent fixture at the college to show your support of the Theatre Arts program? You can have a seat named for you or to honor or memorialize your favorite professor, friend or family member. This limited seat-naming opportunity is $500, and you can give only $42 each month for 12 months (or quarterly payments of $125). Please contact Mark Davis ’98, Development Officer, at or 706-880-8060. You also may give online at ; click on “Giving,” followed by “Price Theater Restoration.”


2016 5K Fun Run and 1-mile Walk
Callaway Education Building, registration at 7 a.m.; Run/walk begins promptly at 8 a.m. in front of Price Theater
Sponsored by the Exercise Science majors, the 5K Fun Run and 1-mile walk benefits the Boys and Girls Club of West Georgia. The route will include sites such as the new laboratory science building, sports complexes, Fraternity Court and historic LaGrange College landmarks. Cost is $10 per person, T-shirts are guaranteed to those registered by Oct. 1. To register visit . For more information, contact Tim McInnis, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science,  

2016 Alumni Recognition Breakfast 
8:30 a.m., Dickson Assembly Room, Turner Hall
The event will feature an address by President Dan McAlexander and the presentation of the 2016 Honorary Alumni Awards to Judy Boggus, Dan Durand, the Rev. Dr. Charles F. McCook and Bishop B. Michael Watson. Inductees into the 2016 Sports Hall of Fame will be Jessica Linn DeMooney ’07 M 10, Harrison Tyler Johnson ’05 and Jonathan E. Napier ’04. The Class of 1966 in its 50th reunion and other reunion classes will be recognized. Space is limited. $15 per person, payable at door. Contact for reservations.

Men’s Alumni Basketball Game and Tailgate, sponsored by the Panther Club
Mariotti Gym, 9–9:30 a.m.; Meet and Greet, 9:45 a.m.
Tipoff will be followed by introduction of coaches Phil Williamson, Warren Haynes and Kendal Wallace.  The game will feature Willie Maddox ’81 and his two sons, Antoine ’07 and Brandon ’11, on the court for the first time. Experience the newly air-conditioned Mariotti Gym and participate in an Even-Year vs. Odd-Year game. Participates will receive a Panther Club Basketball Alumni Shirt, tailgate lunch and a ticket to the Panther football game.  Contact the Panther Club, Willie Maddox ’81, or 706-880-8773.  

Red and Black Reunion Row
Callaway Auditorium parking lot
10 a.m. until end of halftime of football game
Register and pick up nametags, sign the Homecoming 2016 book, show your nametag for a free gift (supplies are limited and limited to LC alumni) add photo of item if room; and receive a complimentary coupon for a Panther airbrush with nametag from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Classes whose years end in 1s and 6s will gather, mingle and reminisce under designated tents. A D.J. will provide music from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Win an iPad mini by registering at the Alumni Registration Tent on Red and Black Reunion Row between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The drawing will be held at halftime of the football game. Only LaGrange College alumni are eligible and must be present to win. Valid identification will be required to redeem the prize.

Reliving the Memories of College Days
10 a.m.–2 p.m., Registration Area near white tent
Help Suber Archives begin an annual Homecoming Scrapbook.  It can include photographs from past Homecomings, as well as other memorabilia such as tickets, programs, fun stories or anything else connected to Homecoming.  Let’s see how much it grows each year!

Pouncer Bounce House
Tailgate area – check at registration for location
Fun for all young Panther supporters.

Classes 1966 – 1976 Tailgate
10 a.m. until end of game, Callaway Auditorium parking lot area.
Gather under the Classes of 1966–1976 tent near the white registration tent.

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 current, retired and former administration, faculty and staff. Catch up on their lives as you tell them about yours.

Make your mark on the new Laboratory Science Facility
Please join us in front of the Callaway Science Building from 10–11 a.m. to sign a piece of LC history that will be used in the new facility.  Although many have supported the $21 million project, we aren’t there yet and need your help to make this dream a reality. Stop by to learn more about “From Promise to Prominence: A Comprehensive Campaign for LaGrange College” ( ).

Goin’ to the Chapel” Renewal of Marriage Vows 
10:30 a.m., the Chapel
Alumni are invited to renew their marriage vows in a Christian service in the Chapel. Married at LC? Great! Married elsewhere? That’s great, too! Both members of the couple do not need to be alums. Come dressed in football casual.

The Thank-Our-Donors Tent  
11 a.m.–1 p.m., Red and Black Reunion Row
The college is so thankful for all alumni who have invested in the lives of our students by giving to the LaGrange College Fund in 2015-16, and we want to celebrate YOU at Homecoming! For more information, contact Lauren Lovin ’14 at or 706-880-8039.

Kappa Delta Alumni Open House and Tailgate
Kappa Delta will be hosting an open house for its alumni from 11a.m. until noon at 905 Broad St. They also will host a tailgate in the parking lot across from Callaway Stadium from noon until 2 p.m. For information, contact

Alpha Omicron Pi Alumni Tailgate
11 a.m.–1 p.m., Callaway Auditorium Parking lot area
For more information contact: or watch social media for updates. 

Phi Mu Alumni Tailgate
11 a.m.–1 p.m., Callaway Auditorium Parking lot area
Wear Red and Black with a splash of PINK! 
For information contact:

Pi Kappa Phi Alumni Tailgate
11 a.m., Callaway Auditorium Parking lot area
For information contact .

West Side Nursing and Music, Forrest Avenue
Visit the newly purchased and completely renovated state-of-the-art facility that now houses the LC Nursing, Music and Digital Creative Media and Film programs.

Lamar Dodd Art Center, Forrest Avenue
In celebration of the 35th anniversary of the art center, exhibitions will include recent acquisitions from the Permanent Collection, figurative works by Lamar Dodd, photographs by Jared Ragland and a special election-year exhibit of political cartoons, “From Daumier to Oliphant, Political and Cultural Satire.”

Fraternity Court, behind Cleaveland Field Baseball Complex
Visit the new newly opened Fraternity Court, home to the college’s three social fraternity organizations – Alpha Delta Gamma, Delta Tau Delta and Pi Kappa Phi. For more information, contact Joe Strickland at .

SGA-sponsored Student Organization Spirit Display Contest
Noon–1 p.m., grassy area in front of football stadium 

Spirited Tailgate Competition
11 a.m.– noon
Gather your red and black to compete for the “Spirited Tailgate” contest. Decorations will be judged on creativity, originality and school spirit. Judges will award first-second-and third-place prizes.

Football: Panthers vs. Ferrum College 
1 p.m., Callaway Stadium (Gates open one hour prior to game time)
Halftime will feature the announcement of the 2016 Homecoming King and Queen and SGA Spirit Contest winners. For tickets and game-day information, visit or contact Sports Information Director John Hughes, or 706-880-8318.

The drawing for an iPad mini also will be held during halftime. Register from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Alumni Registration Tent on Red and Black Reunion Row. Only LaGrange College alumni are eligible and must be present to win. Valid identification will be required to redeem the prize.

Phi Mu 45th Chapter Anniversary Celebration
Walk down memory lane from 4:30 until 5:30 p.m. at the Phi Mu Open House, 903 Broad St.; then gather from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at Sunny Gables Alumni House, 910 Broad St., to celebrate Kappa Phi’s 45th anniversary on the LaGrange College campus. Reconnect and mingle with your Phi Mu sisters. For more information, contact

1968–1976 Classes Mexican Dinner  
6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., Los Nopales Mexican Restaurant, 382 S. Davis Road 
Join your friends for dinner. $15 per person at the door, cash bar. Contact or 706-880-8244 for more information.

“Into the Woods”
7:30 p.m., Price Theater
The Tony-Award winning musical continues its run. Box office opens at noon on Oct. 12 and continues weekdays from noon to 4 p.m. For ticket information, call 706-880-8080 or email

Sunday, October 23

Alumni and LaGrange College Community Memorial Service
11 a.m., the Chapel
This is the annual celebration of the lives of alumni and members of the LaGrange College community who have passed away since Homecoming 2015.

Mrs. Miriam Lowe Adamson ’49; Mrs. Marian Norman Bagwell ’35; Mrs. Suzanne Howe Beck ’76; Mr. Joseph Carl Branch ’83; Mrs. Dorothy Kimbrough Bush ’79; Mrs. Betty Rebecca Ferguson Byrd ’74, M’81; Mr. Larry Wayne Cato ’77; Mr. Curtis Allen Chapman ’66; Mrs. Dorothy Cox Clare ’56; Mrs. Jean Loftin Cobb ’46; Mrs. Kimberly Davis Chambers ’93; Mrs. Rosemary Fling-Little ’82; Ms. Eileen Tarver Gardner ’64; Mrs. Ann Smith Grace ’55; Mrs. Lavene Adamson Grant ’47; Mrs. Rozane King Green-Chapman ’72; Lt. Col. Charles Byron Foster ’60; Mr. Charles Edwin Hale ’59; Mr. John Tidwell Hampton ’60; Mr. Rodney Lee Harmon ’68; Mrs. Elizabeth Bussey Hicks ’49; Mrs. Faye Haney Hill ’61; Mr. Walter David Hill ’71; Mr. Robert Elliott Hilley, Jr. ’68; Mr. Lane Alan Holstun, Sr. ’68; Ms. Sylvia Diane Jones ’70; Mrs. Anita Hubbard Kenworthy ’50; Ms. Katherine Elizabeth Loyd ’77; Mrs. Dona Morrison McEachern ’71; Mrs. Polly Corn Miller, Previous Board of Trustee; Mrs. Andrea Jeannette Noble Moncus ’81; Mrs. Dorothy Jean Foreman Moore ’78; Mr. Emmett Hilmon Mullins ’64; Mrs. Rebecca Lanier Nichols ’79; Mrs. Janet Gres Osceola ’77; Mrs. Susan Owings-Spector ’79; Mrs. Doris Ford Page ’78; Mrs. Sherry Cardwell Patterson ’88; Mrs. Mary Lee Pierce ’44; Mrs. Dora Anna Gay Robsel ’43; Mr. George Michael Searcy ’63; Mr. Julian Roscoe Sharpe, III ’75; Mrs. Reyn Vineyard Shuford ’47; Mr. Thomas Keith Simpson ’86; Rev. Sidney S. Tate, Former Staff; Mrs. Dorothy Knighton Taylor ’59; Mrs. Clara Mae Towns, Retired Staff; Mrs. Elizabeth Cunningham Traylor ’41; Mrs. Carla Alana Bohannon Weber ’98; Mrs. Carla Lee White ’99; Mrs. Melba Kirby Word ’56; Mr. George Anthony Yates ’89 ( list as of September 23, 2016

Sunday Brunch Buffet
10:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Margaret A. Pitts Dining Hall
All-you-can-eat for $8.25 per person from all the stations – hot food line, pizza station, omelet station, salad bar, dessert and drink station. Pay at the door.

“Into the Woods”
2:30 p.m., Price Theater
The Tony Award-winning musical continues. Box office opens at noon on Oct. 12 and continues weekdays from noon to 4 p.m.  For tickets, call 706-880-8080 or email


Snapchat Geo filter for you and your friends – Friday night at the Homecoming Concert at Sweetland and Saturday at Red and Black Reunion Row

Panther Connection (formerly the LC Bookstore) is located on the ground floor of the Margaret A. Pitts Dining Hall, facing Turner Hall and will be open Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the hill. They will also be selling an assortment of LC items in the Panther Connection tent from 1pm until the end of the third quarter at the Callaway Stadium. In the Panther Connection Store, (on the hill campus) Alumni enjoy a 20% discount on all LC items. Discounts will not be given at the stadium. For information, .

Give every year. Transform every day.
You’re definitely going to see a vibrant campus when you come back for Homecoming. Students’ lives are being transformed every day by their experiences here, and your contributions make it possible for us to continue offering an education that challenges and inspires. Whether it’s $25 or $1,000, your gift matters! Visit and click on “Make a Gift.” You may also send a gift to Advancement Services, LaGrange College, 601 Broad St., LaGrange, GA 30240.

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Homecoming Highlights

Friday, October 21

  • Suber Archives Open House
  • Shackelford Alumni Achievement and Outstanding Young Alumnus Award Forum
  • Alumni Awards Luncheon
  • Tom Duckett Golf Tournament
  • 50th Reunion Reception for Class of 1966
  • Panther Palooza - Featuring Tonic and Drivin' N' Cryin'
  • Into the Woods

Saturday, October 22

  • 5K Fun Run and 1-mile
  • Alumni Recognition Breakfast
  • Pouncer Bounce House
  • Reliving the Memories of College Days
  • Red and Black Class Reunion Row
  • Alumni Basketball Game and Tailgate
  • “Goin' to the Chapel" Renewal of Marriage Vows
  • Football: Panthers vs. Ferrum College

Sunday, October 23

  • Community Memorial Service
  • Sunday Brunch Buffet