Homecoming 2019 Schedule

Join LaGrange College Alumni and Friends for the 2019 Homecoming events.

We hope to see you at our events! As an added bonus, you get your name in the drawing for “Explore Downtown LaGrange Weekend for Two” by registering at the Flashback Friday Party at Wild Leap Brewery’s Overlook Plaza, 308 Main Street and Saturdays’ Red and Black Reunion Row Registration.

Pouncer will draw the winning ticket at noon Monday, and the winner will be announced on social media. Only LaGrange College alumni are eligible, valid identification will be required to redeem the prize.

Explore Downtown LaGrange Weekend for Two includes
Explore Downtown LaGrange with a two-night stay at the new Courtyard By Marriott (LaFayette Square, downtown LaGrange) plus $50 LaGrange Troup County Chamber of Commerce gift certificate to shop or dine.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18

Days Gone By on the Hill - Suber Archives Open House 
9 a.m. - 4 p.m., 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 artifacts, including an 1880 commencement dress and a portion of the Smith Tapestry. Do you have college memorabilia you no longer need?  We’re also preparing to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Jan Term study-away program and would like to digitize any scrapbooks or photos that you may want to share.   Visit lagrange.campusguides.com/archives special collections and “like us” on Facebook at Suber Archives and Special Collections. For more information, contact archives@lagrange.edu. 
Suber Archives hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.  Call Felecia Moore ’94 at 706-880-8995 for an appointment.

Alumni Awards Luncheon hosted by Board of Trustees
Noon, Dickson Assembly Room, Turner Hall 
The event will feature the presentation of the 2019 Outstanding Young Alumni Award to Katie E. Hearn '12 and the 2019 Shackelford Alumni Achievement Awards to Rev. Dan Brown '76, Stuart Countess M'92, Miriam C. Harris, Ph.D. '00, and Dr. David Dycus, DVM, MS '05. There will also be a special recognition of Verona Hill '69, the first African American to graduate from LaGrange College. $15 per person, payable at the door. Limited availability. Contact alumni@lagrange.edu.

36th Tom Duckett Golf Tournament 
Highland Country Club, sponsored by the Panther Club 
Morning registration, 7:30 a.m., tee off promptly at 8:30 a.m.; afternoon registration, noon, tee off 1:30 p.m.
Polo shirts to honor Tom Duckett with his name on the sleeve will be available for preorder or at the tournament for $60. Entry fee of $125 per player or $500 per team includes green fees and range balls. A portion of the fee is tax deductible. The award ceremony and light dinner following the tournament.
Contact the Panther Club for more information, Jim Claybrook '98 jclaybro@lagrange.edu 
or 706-880-8459.

Presidential 50th Reunion for the Class of 1969
5 p.m. Bailey Room, Smith Hall,
Details will be mailed to the class of 1969; if your information needs to be updated please contact alumni@lagrange.edu or 706.880.8244
Flashback Friday Party @ Overlook Plaza at Wild Leap Brew Co.
6: 30 p.m. - 11 p.m. 308 Main Street, two blocks south of Lafayette Square

Live Music * Food Trucks * Corn Hole * Free Admission * Family Friendly
Pouncer will be visiting between 8 – 8:30 p.m. and will be available for pictures with fans.
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC *No outside food or beverage permitted*

Food Truck Vendors will feature their own menus and will handle cash and card transactions at their individual tent/food trucks. Wild Leap will be open for business inside as usual with two additional bars outside. The evening is for all ages. Must present valid I.D. at the gate for a 21+ wristband.

Join your friends at the Alumni Hospitality Tent at the Plaza. Ideal for your impromptu class reunion.

Register between 6 - 9 p.m. at the Alumni Hospitality Tent to win an Explore Downtown LaGrange Weekend for Two.

Featuring live music from the Overlook Plaza stage.  

  • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.     TBD

 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19

2019 5K Fun Run and 1-Mile Walk  TBD 

2019 Alumni Recognition Breakfast  
8:30 a.m., Dickson Assembly Room, Turner Hall 
The event will feature remarks by President Dan McAlexander and the presentation of the 2019 Honorary Alumni Awards to Becky Carter, Tim Taunton, and Jerry Wilkinson.
Inductees into the 2019 Sports Hall of Fame will be TBD The Class of 1969 in its 50th reunion and other reunion classes will be recognized. Space is limited. $15 per person, payable at the door. Contact alumni@lagrange.edu for reservations.

Men’s Alumni Basketball Game
Mariotti Gym, Meet and Greet, 9:30 a.m.
Join Head Coach Kendal Wallace M’17 for some fun on or off the court. Tip-off is at 10 a.m.
Respond by Oct. 10, kwallace@lagrange.edu or (706) 880-8328.

Red and Black Reunion Row Registration Tent
White registration tent, Callaway Auditorium parking area
10 a.m. until the end of halftime of the football game           

Register and pick up name tags, sign the Homecoming 2019 book, a free gift to first 100 alumni.  All class years are invited to join their friends, to mingle and reminisce under the large white tent. A D.J. will provide music from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Win an Explore Downtown LaGrange Weekend for Two by registering at the Alumni Registration Tent on Red and Black Reunion Row between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Pouncer will draw the winning ticket at noon Monday and the winner will be announced on social media. Only LaGrange College alumni are eligible, valid identification will be required to redeem the prize.

Sports Management Club Tailgate -TBD

Red and Black Reunion Row Area
10 a.m. until the end of the game, register at the white registration tent, Callaway Auditorium parking area.
  • Classes 1965-1973 Tailgate Peggy Cobb Schug '70
  • Class of 1969 Mary Ann McLendon Babb '69, Tom '69 and Mary Conway '72, Dana Hughes Henderson '69, Nancy Beth James Hilley '69, Bill Kiser '69, Carolyn Mitchell Wynens '69, 
  • Classes 1974-1980 Tailgate Ron '77 and Cheryl Rhyne Farr '77, Dawn Cummings Coker '77, Jim '78 and Ruthie Speers Wood '78
  • Class of 1984 Andrew Stone '84
  • Contact the alumni office to organize your class event alumni@lagrange.edu 

Tailgate of Current, Retired and Former Administration, Faculty and Staff
11 a.m. - game time, white registration tent, Callaway Auditorium parking area.
Drop by to visit with current, retired and former administration, faculty and staff. Catch up on their lives as you tell them about yours.

Greek Alumni Tailgates
The undergraduates of Greek organizations invite all alumni to join them for a tailgate. This will be a great opportunity for alumni to reconnect with current members as well as the new members that have joined the chapters as part of the Fall 2019 new member class. Check back in August for more details.

Alpha Omicron Pi Alumni Tailgate
11 a.m.–2 p.m., Callaway Auditorium Parking lot area

Kappa Delta Alumni Open House and Tailgate
11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Callaway Auditorium Parking lot

Phi Mu Alumni Tailgate
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Callaway Auditorium Parking lot

Alpha Delta Gamma Alumni Tailgate
11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Callaway Auditorium Parking lot area

Delta Tau Delta Alumni Tailgate
11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Callaway Auditorium Parking lot area (look for the ΔTΔ Flag)

Pi Kappa Phi Alumni Tailgate
11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Callaway Auditorium Parking lot area

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! 
For more information, contact Laura Faulkner at lfaulkner@lagrange.edu or 706-880-8225.

Days Gone By on the Hill
10 a.m. - game time, white registration tent, Callaway Auditorium parking area.
Visit us at the tailgate to check out a sample of our photograph collection and the resources the Archives provides (digitized and print Quadrangles, Hilltop News, etc.).  Perhaps you have some college memorabilia you would like to donate to the Archives or loan to us for digitization?  For more information, contact Felicia Thornton Moore M'93 at archives@lagrange.edu.

The Thank-Our-Donors Tent  
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Red and Black Reunion Row
LaGrange College is immensely thankful for all alumni who have generously given in support of the lives of our students in 2018-19 and we want to celebrate YOU at Homecoming! Please stop by our tent so that we can express our gratitude. For more information, contact Rebekah Lee '18 at rjlee@lagrange.edu or 706-880-8773.

Women’s Soccer: Panthers vs. Piedmont
2 p.m., Soccer Field

Men's Soccer: Panthers vs. Greensboro
3 p.m., Soccer Field

OPEN HOUSES 
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Ida Callaway Hudson Science Lab Building and Cason J. Callaway Science building 
Visit the state-of-the-art facilities designed to improve the education experience of students in the math and sciences. Visit the donor wall that recognizes those that have given $2020 to the From Promise to Prominence: A comprehensive campaign for LaGrange College that was inspired by the college's Vision 2020 strategic plan. Refreshments of punch and cookies will be available beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Lamar Dodd Art Center 
The exhibitions will include Selections from the Permanent Collection: Toward Abstraction: Selected Works, photography, ceramics, and sculpture, selected from previous purchase awards from the LaGrange National Biennial exhibitions; and Intrusions of Grace: A Visual Response to the Writings of Flannery O'Connor by Anne Berry and Lori Vrba. For Information contact Lanora Yates lyates@lagrange.edu

Spirited Tailgate Competition
Noon - 1 p.m.
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 3 prizes.

Football: Panthers vs. Greensboro College
2 p.m., Callaway Stadium (Gates open one hour prior to game time) 
Halftime will feature the announcement of the 2019 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 '78, 
jhughes@lagrange.edu or 706-880-8318.

1965–1973 Barbecue Dinner, followed by music and fellowship around the adjoining outside fire pit.
Dinner 6:30 p.m., Courtyard Marriott’s Callaway Room, 25 W. Lafayette Square, Downtown LaGrange  Country's Barbecue, $20 per person at the door. Contact alumni@lagrange.edu or 706-880-8244 for more information. Link for Payment coming soon.

1974-1980 Friends Celebration
6-10 p.m., Sunny Gables Alumni House, 910 Broad Street
Ron '77 & Cheryl Rhyne Farr '77, Dawn Cummings Coker '77, Jim '78 & Ruthie Speers Wood '78
Email link for RSVP coming soon
NOISES OFF by Michael Frayn
7:30 p.m., Price Theatre
This play within a play is a slapstick comedy that has been called "the funniest play of all time." Come behind the scenes and get a peek at the follies & foibles of theatre folk. Slamming doors, mistaken identity, much too much glue, and flying sardines. Don't miss it.
Box Office will open Monday, October 7 and be open Noon to 4:00 weekdays.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and non-LC students
For ticket information, call 706.880.8080 or email priceboxoffice@lagrange.edu

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20

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 2018. For more information, contact Laura Faulkner at lfaulkner@lagrange.edu or 706-880-8225.

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.

NOISES OFF by Michael Frayn
2:30 Matinee and 7:30 p.m. showing, Price Theater
This play within a play slapstick comedy has been called "the funniest play of all time." Come behind the scenes and get a peek at the follies & foibles of theatre folk. Slamming doors, mistaken identity, much too much glue, and flying sardines. Don't miss it!
Box office will open Monday, October 7 and be open Noon-4 weekdays.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and non-LC students
For ticket information, call 706.880.8080 or email priceboxoffice@lagrange.edu

 

Panther Connection (formerly the LC Bookstore) is located on the ground floor of the Margaret A. Pitts Dining Hall, facing Turner Hall. It will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Friday, and from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday on the Hill. They also will be selling an assortment of LC items in the Panther Connection tent at Callaway Stadium from 1 p.m. until the end of the third quarter. In the Panther Connection Store (on the Hill campus), alumni will receive a 20 percent discount on all LC items. Discounts will not be given at the stadium. For more information, email pantherconnection@lagrange.edu.

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 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
Biblical History Center www.biblicalhistorycenter.com

 

2019 SHACKELFORD ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD HONOREES
Alumni who are named recipients of the Shackelford Alumni Achievement Award have distinguished themselves in their chosen professions and in their communities. The Reverend Dan Brown '76, Stuart Countess M'92, Miriam C. Harris, Ph.D. '00 and Dr. David Dycus DVM, MS '05

2019 OUTSTANDING YOUNG ALUMNUS AWARD HONOREE
This award is given to honor an alumnus, who graduated no more than 10 years ago, has distinguished himself/herself in career and/or community service and has brought honor to the college. Katie E. Hearn '12

2019 HONORARY ALUMNI AWARD
The Honorary Alumni Award recognizes individuals who have achieved a distinguished record of service support, advocacy, and commitment on behalf of LaGrange College. Becky Carter, Tim Taunton, and Jerry Wilkinson 

2019 SPORTS HALL OF FAME HONOREES 
The Sports Hall of Fame honors athletes, coaches, staff members and other individuals who have made a major contribution to the LaGrange College athletic program. To be announced soon.

Nominations for all of the above awards are welcome at alumni@lagrange.edu

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