Friday, October 17
Suber Archives Open House
9 a.m. – noon, Frank and Laura Lewis Library, 1st floor Visit the Suber Archives to see memorabilia from the college’s history – from student scrapbooks to copies of Quadrangles and articles recovered from the old fire pit. View photographs from your time on campus and help identify your classmates. Visit lagrange.campusguides.com/archives_specialcollections to learn about the special Homecoming exhibit. For more, contact pbarrett @lagrange.edu.
Library hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m. – noon, Saturday; and 2 p.m. – 10 p.m., Sunday.
Shackelford Alumni Achievement and Outstanding Young Alumnus Award Forum
11:15 a.m., Lewis Library, Corn Auditorium Meet this year’s Shackelford Alumni Achievement and Outstanding Young Alumnus Award recipients and hear how LaGrange College shaped their lives. They are Joseph Louis Bell ’99, Diane Kilpatrick Brunet-Garcia ’80, Bobbie Harris Burkes ’71 and Porter Pierpont Morgan ’62. Ternisha Miles Jones ’03 is the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award recipient.
Alumni Awards Luncheon hosted by Board of Trustees Shackelford Alumni Achievement and Outstanding Young Alumnus Awards
12:30 p.m., Dickson Assembly Room, Turner Hall (See above for names) $15 per person, payable at the door. Limited availability. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
31st 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. Award ceremony reception following tournament. Contact the Panther Club for more information, email@example.com or (706) 880-8773.
The World in 1964
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m., Smith Hall, Room 222 Join Associate Professor of History Dr. Lisa Crutchfield to explore “The World in 1964.” A half-century ago: President Johnson won re-election in a landslide over Barry Goldwater; “Beatlemania” spread as the Beatles become a global phenomenon; space probe Mariner IV flew by Mars, transmitting pictures of the planet’s surface back to earth; the XVIII Summer Olympics were held in Tokyo, Japan, with the U.S. receiving 90 medals; the top movie was “My Fair Lady” and the top TV show was “Bonanza”; Nehru jackets became popular; and the Ford Mustang was introduced for the first time.
Presidential Dinner for Class of 1964 in 50th Reunion
5–6 p.m., Reception, Edmondson Parlor, Smith Hall
6 p.m., Dinner, Bailey Room, Smith Hall
Panther Palooza IV
6–9:30 p.m., Downtown LaGrange
Featuring “The Return” Beatles tribute band 7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the Alumni Association and Downtown Development Authority Wear your red and black to party with family and friends in downtown LaGrange. Pouncer will be visiting between 6:45 p.m. and 7:15 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 6–9 p.m. on the Square Sign “The Homecoming ’14 Book” to find the names of your classmates attending the weekend’s events.
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. (Redeem from 6–8 p.m.) Enjoy numerous trips down the inflatable slide. (From 6–7:30 p.m.) When you register you also 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 how you can help current students through Mentoring, Internships and Career opportunities. Would you like to give a presentation, be a mentor, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or (706) 880-8924, or Diana Goldwire, email@example.com or (706) 880-8185.
“A Chorus Line”
7:30 p.m., Price Theater
Conceived and originally directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett with music by Marvin Hamlisch.
A Chorus Line won nine Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize and ran for more than 6,000 performances. “Dedicated to anyone who has ever danced in a chorus or marched in step…anywhere,” this landmark musical became the longest-running show in Broadway history. Two LC Theatre Arts alumni are returning as guest artists: Tim Ellis ’89 as Director/Choreographer and DJ Grooms ’13 as Assistant Choreographer and Dance Captain.
Tickets go on sale October 6. Call (706) 880-8080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Oct. 16, 17, 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 19, at 2:30 p.m., and Oct. 23, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 18
2014 5K Fun Run and 1-mile Walk
Callaway Education Building
7 a.m., registration
8 a.m., Run and Walk starts promptly
Sponsored by the Exercise Science Majors Join your friends for the 5K Fun Run and 1-mile walk benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of LaGrange. Beginning in front of the Callaway Education Building (CEB), the course will take you around the college’s south campus and the historic Hillside community. Cost is $10 per person. T-shirts guaranteed to those registered by October 8. To register visit www.lagrange.edu/5k. For more information, contact Arya Alami, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science, email@example.com or (706) 880-8056
2014 Alumni Recognition Breakfast
8:30 a.m., Dickson Assembly Room, Turner Hall Features President McAlexander’s address and 2014 Honorary Alumnus Awards to Amos Theodore Beason and Ann Hutchinson Beason, Dr. Jerry Caswell, Dr. Sue M. Duttera and Dr. Frederick V. Mills Sr.; 2014 Sports Hall of Fame inductions of Jessica Bold Brown ’04 and Howard Titus Martin ’02, M’03; and recognition of Class of 1964 in 50th reunion and other reunion classes. Space limited. $15 per person, payable at door. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome Home Alumni Registration
9 a.m.–until after half-time/beginning of 3rd quarter Callaway Auditorium Parking Lot, under white tent Everyone is invited to register and pick up nametags. Sign “The Homecoming ’14 Book” to see which of your classmates are also attending Homecoming events.
Show your nametag to receive your LaGrange College gift – a pair of LC retro adult sunglasses reminiscent of the 80s with UV400 lenses for protection against ultraviolet rays. (limited quantity)
Pouncer Bounce House (tailgate area – check at registration for location) Fun for all young Panther supporters.
Reliving the Memories as you “Come Together” at your Alma Mater
9 a.m.–1 p.m., Registration Area near white tent Revisit your college memories and help us identify who’s who in our old LC photos. You may find pictures of your roommate, your LC friends or even yourself!
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 (classes ending in 4s or 9s) will be tailgating under the LaGrange College Red and Black Tents on the grassy area. Contact the Office of Alumni and Community Relations for information about your class plans, (706) 880-8244 or email@example.com.
Men’s Alumni Basketball Game and Tailgate sponsored by the Panther Club
9:30 a.m. Mariotti Gym, 9:45 a.m. tip off followed by tour of gym
11:30 a.m. Tailgate prior to Panther football game in registration area The Panther Club invites you to experience the newly air-conditioned Mariotti Gym and renovated locker rooms, and participate in an Even-Year vs. Odd-Year game. Entry fee of $75 per player includes Panther Club Basketball Alumni Shirt, tailgate lunch and a ticket for Panther football. A portion of the fee is tax deductible. Contact the Panther Club, Willie Maddox ’81 at firstname.lastname@example.org or (706) 880-8773.
The Thank-Our-Donors Tent
10 a.m.–noon, Red and Black Reunion Row
The college is so thankful for all alumni who invested in the lives of our students by giving to the LaGrange College Fund in 2013-14, and we want to celebrate YOU at Homecoming! Because of your support, the college exceeded its goal of a 15 percent alumni giving participation rate by reaching 15.9 percent. If you have made a gift to the college since July 1, 2013, please join us for gourmet coffee and treats at this special tailgating event in the Red and Black Reunion Row area. If you haven’t yet made a gift and would like to celebrate with us, you can make your gift at Homecoming registration! Donors will receive a special lapel designation to signify their support of their alma mater. For more information, contact Laura Faulkner at email@example.com or (706) 880-8039.
Classes 1968 – 1974 Tailgate
10 a.m. until end of game, Callaway Auditorium parking lot area Gather under the Class of 1969–1974 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 our current, retired and former administration, faculty and staff. Catch up on their lives as you tell them about yours.
SGA sponsored Student Organization Spirit Display Contest
11 a.m., grassy area in front of football stadium
Spirited Tailgate Competition
11:00 – noon
Gather your red and black to compete for the “Spirited Tailgate.” Decorations are judged on creativity, originality and school spirit. Judges will present 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes to the winners.
Football: Panthers vs. Methodist University
1 p.m., Callaway Stadium (Gates open 1 hour prior to game time) Ceremonial Coin Toss by 2014 Sports Hall of Fame honorees Jessica Bold Brown ’04 and Howard Titus Martin ’02, M’03. Halftime features announcement of the 2014 Homecoming King and Queen and SGA Spirit Contest winners. For tickets and game-day information, visit www.lagrange.edu/football or contact Sports Information Director John Hughes, firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-880-8318.
Classes 1968 – 1974 BBQ Dinner
6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., Lafayette Garden Inn Courtyard (In case of rain – Elm Room) Join your friends for barbecue. $15 per person at door. Cash Bar.
“A Chorus Line”
7:30 p.m., Price Theater
(See Friday for details)
Sunday, October 19
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 2013:
Mrs. Yvonne Lewis Anderson ’62; Mr. Charlie Kenneth Belflower, Jr. ’81; Miss Sarah Kathryn Bond ’34; Mrs. Cynthia McWhorter Bryant 99, M’10; Mrs. Christine Gordon Burroughs ’44; Mrs. Catherine McNeil Caldwell ’58; Mr. Howard “Bo” Callaway, Sr. H’11; Mr. Harold Lee Chipman Jr. ’76; Mrs. Hazel Cannon Cole ’46; Mr. Henry Camp Embrey ’77; Mrs. Marian Williams Erdman ’44; Miss Rachel Elizabeth Freeman ’46 ; Mrs. Millicent Turner Griffith M’77, retired staff; Mrs. Virginia Moncus Gunn ’71; Mrs. Marion Parker Hadley ’50; Mr. Patrick M. Hicks, retired faculty; Mrs. Winifred Heidenreich Hughes ’42; Dr. Jimmy Ray Johnson ’60; Miss Sun Sook Kim ’51; Mrs. Alice Faye Buck Kraft ’60; Mr. J. Smith Lanier, II, President’s Advisory Council; Mrs. Patricia Joanne Davis Lorenz ’67; Dr. Burton N. Lowe, retired faculty; Mr. Richard Thomas Mason ’75; Mrs. Sue Kirksey McCown ’47; Mrs. Frances V. Meek ’39; Mrs. Betsy Davis Moultrie ’69; Mrs. Catherine Elaine Olinger M’91; Mrs. Sandra Young Oliver ’63; Mrs. Talitha Breed Ozley ’53; Mr. Robert W. Pharis ’56; Mrs. Margaret Earline Pierce ’73; Dr. William George Pullen ’60; Dr. Gilbert L. Ramsey H’79; Mrs. Pauline Witherspoon Hutchinson Smith ’42; Mrs. Janet McEntire Swanson ’72; Mrs. Julia Corless Swetnam ’47; Mrs. Sue Marie Turner; Mrs. Marie Bazemore Warren ’40; Mrs. Theresa Gold Hicks West ’65; Mr. Tramel A. (Tim) White, Jr. ’61; Mrs. Martine Chabaut Williams ’73; and Mrs. Minnie Eugenia (Gene) Wilson ’42.
*(list as of August 1, 2014)
Sunday Brunch Buffet
10:30 a.m.–2 p.m., Margaret A. Pitts Dining Hall
$7.99 per person, pay at door
All-you-can-eat from all the stations – hot food line, pizza station, expo station, the grill, salad bar, dessert and drink station.
“A Chorus Line”
2:30 p.m., Price Theater
(See Friday for details)
Panther Connection (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 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The store also will be selling an assortment of LC items at Panther Palooza IV and in the Panther Connection tent from noon until the end of the third quarter at Callaway Stadium. In the Panther Connection Store (on the Hill), Alumni enjoy a 20 percent discount on all LC items. Discounts will not be given at the stadium. For information, email email@example.com.
Name your seat at Price Theater!
If you haven’t been in the newly renovated Price Theater, you need to check it out during our Theatre Arts program’s performances of “A Chorus Line” over Homecoming weekend. You may even see some familiar names on the small brass nameplates adorning the newly upholstered seats.
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 your seat named for you or your family. Or you can name a seat to honor or memorialize your favorite professor, friend or family member. It’s an excellent way for parents to commemorate their child’s experience in the Theatre program, or a way for a class (or a cast) to make a collective indelible impact on the building they hold dear.
This limited seat-naming opportunity is $500, and you can pay only $41.67 each month for 12 months (or quarterly payments of $125). Please contact Rebecca Roth, Senior Director of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (706) 880-8088. You also may give online at www.lagrange.edu; click on “Giving,” followed by “Price Theater Restoration.”
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 $10 or $1,000, your gift matters! Visit www.lagrange.edu/give and click on “Make a Gift.” You may also send a gift to Advancement Services, LaGrange College, 601 Broad St., LaGrange, GA 30240.
Community - Explore Dining and Entertainment
LaGrange - Troup County www.lagrangechamber.com
Downtown LaGrange www.downtownlagrange.com
Hills and Dales Estate www.hillsanddales.org
Legacy Museum www.legacymuseumonmain.org
LaGrange Art Museum www.lagrangeartmuseum.org
Explorations in Antiquity Center www.explorationsinantiquity.com
Magical Mystery Tour
It is no mystery that at LaGrange College, we strive for excellence in everything we do. As a follow-up to last year’s Panther Roar Tour, the Winter 2015 Magical Mystery Tour will give alumni and friends across the South a chance to gather and celebrate LC magic. For details, watch your mail or check the college’s website, beginning Nov. 1. You are invited to attend any and as many events as you’d like.
Considered one of the best Beatles cover bands in the world, The Return brings back the fun, the energy and the excitement of the pop culture sensation that came to be known as Beatlemania. These musicians are the perfect way to celebrate Come Together: Homecoming 2014.