Homecoming 2018 Schedule

Join LaGrange College Alumni and Friends for the 2018 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.


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 2018 Outstanding Young Alumni Award to Dr. Benjamin Williamson ’09 and the 2018 Shackelford Alumni Achievement Awards to Bill Gambill ’67, Dr. Stephanie Gordy ’98, the Rev. Alex Harris ’02 and Layne Williams ’74. $15 per person, payable at the door. Limited availability. Contact alumni@lagrange.edu.

35th 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. Award ceremony and light dinner following tournament. Contact the Panther Club for more information, jclaybro@lagrange.edu or 706-880-8459.

Presidential 50th Reunion Reception for Class of 1968, followed by Class Dinner 
5 p.m., Reception, Edmondson Parlor, Smith Hall; 6 p.m., Dinner, Bailey Room, Smith Hall

Flashback Friday Party @ Wild Leap Brewery’s Overlook Plaza, 308 Main Street, two blocks south of Lafayette Square
6:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. Live Music * Food Trucks * Corn Hole
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*

Frios, J-Bo's, Mare Sol and Your Pie will be set up on the Overlook Plaza serving specialty menus, in addition to the wide variety of craft beers offered by Wild Leap Brew Co.

Also, inside Wild Leap’s Tap Room craft beers, snacks, game and music begin at 5 p.m.

In addition to the wide variety of craft beers offered by Wild Leap Brew Co., Mare sol will be offering wine.

Family Friendly. No tickets needed! Admission is free. 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 on the Plaza. Ideal for your impromptu class reunion.

Register between 6 - 10 p.m. at the Alumni Hospitality Tent to win an Explore Downtown LaGrange Weekend for Two.

Featuring live music from the Overlook Plaza stage.  

Overlook Plaza Stage:
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.     Acoustic artist, Stoney Dennis ‘07
6:30 p.m. til  8:00 p.m.   Cougar Love, best of the 1960s thru 1990s
8:30 p.m. til 11:00 p.m.  The Reasons Why, best of the 1960s and ’70s 

The Reasons Why band members include Ronnie Everitt ’94, John Stewart, James Furgerson ’89, Ken Posey and Pi Kappa Phi alumni Sam Thrower ’75, Russ Everitt ’74 and Greg Gregory ’73, M’76.

"Playing It Forward" featuring JTWildman-South, Traditional Jazz Band
7 p.m., Beason Recital Hall, West Side, Panther Way
An evening of traditional jazz for modern ears with sophisticated tastes.
No admission charged. For information contact asellman@lagrange.edu


2018 5K Fun Run and 1-mile Walk   
Price Theater parking lot, registration at 7:30 a.m.; Run/walk begins promptly at 8 a.m. in front of Price Theater. 
Follow your feet and your memories through a fantastic morning walk of campus. Come and share your memories with fellow walkers. Enjoy the ambience and the new THREAD pathway that travels through campus and joins other parts of town. Cost is $10 per person, T-shirts are guaranteed to those registered by Oct. 1. To register, visit www.lagrange.edu/5k. For more information, contact Dr. Preston James at pjames@lagrange.edu or at 706-880-8279.

2018 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 2018 Honorary Alumni Awards to Dr. Robert Copeland, Kirby McCartney and Dr. Brenda Thomas.
Inductees into the 2018 Sports Hall of Fame will be Kristina Rosenow Johnson ’05, M’06, Michael Sims ’08 and Amanda Boley Smelsky ’05. The Class of 1968 in its 50th reunion and other reunion classes will be recognized. Space is limited. $15 per person, payable at 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 end of halftime of football game           

Register and pick up nametags, sign the Homecoming 2018 book, show your nametag for a free gift (supplies are limited and limited to LC alumni). Classes whose years end in two and seven, along with their friends, will gather, mingle and reminisce under 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  
Callaway Auditorium parking area near Red and Black Reunion Row
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

Creative and fun games with prizes for all ages. Complimentary burgers with trimmings.
For information, contact Dr. Preston James IV at pjames@lagrange.edu

Classes 1965 - 1976 Tailgate – Red and Black Reunion Row area
10 a.m. until end of game, register at white registration tent, Callaway Auditorium parking area.

Tailgate of Current, Retired and Former Administration, Faculty and Staff – Red and Black Reunion Row area
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.

Alpha Omicron Pi Alumni Tailgate
11 a.m.–2 p.m., Callaway Auditorium Parking lot area
For more information, contact Katelyn Dino.

Kappa Delta Alumni Open House and Tailgate
11 a.m. – 2 pm, Callaway Stadium parking lot
For information, contact Emily Barintine.

Phi Mu Alumni Tailgate
For information contact Skylar Crowe

Alpha Delta Gamma Alumni Tailgate
11a.m. – 2 p.m., Callaway Auditorium Parking lot area
For information contact Collin Lamoree.

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

Pi Kappa Phi Alumni Tailgate
11a.m. – 2 p.m., Callaway Auditorium Parking lot area
For information contact Joseph Wright.

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 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 2017-18 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 at rjlee@lagrange.edu or 706-880-8773.

Women’s Soccer: Panthers vs. Maryville Scots
11 a.m., Soccer Field

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. 
Stop by to learn more about “From Promise to Prominence: A Comprehensive Campaign for LaGrange College” (lagrange.edu/prominence). It’s not too late to join this vital effort to transform lives and communities.  Gifts of $2,020 (inspired by the college’s Vision 2020 strategic plan) will be recognized on an impressive donor wall inside the science labs facility.
For more information or details on how to spread your gift over a three-year period, contact the Development Office at 706-880-8039 or development@lagrange.edu.

Lamar Dodd Art Center 
The exhibitions will include paintings by Lanora Yates, photos by Bruce Checefsky and paintings by Adrian Alsobrook.

Class 1958 and 1963 luncheon
Noon, Bailey Room, Smith Hall
$10 per person. RSVP to Leslie Sebaugh at 706-880-8244 or alumni@lagrange.edu by October 5th

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 first-, second- and third-place prizes.

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 2018 new member class.

Football: Panthers vs. Maryville College
2 p.m., Callaway Stadium (Gates open one hour prior to game time) 
Halftime will feature the recognition of the 2008 Championship football team,  announcement of the 2018 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, 
jhughes@lagrange.edu or 706-880-8318.

2008 Championship Football Team Dinner
Nick Allen Pavilion following the game
The 2008 Championship Football team and their families are invited for dinner
For reservations and information contact Linda Cole (Alex Sapp’s ‘10 Mom) at linda.cole@choa.org or 404-245-2305 and visit our facebook site.   

1965–1976 Classes 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 
$20 per person at the door. Contact alumni@lagrange.edu or 706-880-8244 for more information.

Beacon Brewery
Located in historic Hillside area, 700 Lincoln St. Join your friends for after the game fun.



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 2017. Visit www.lagrange.edu/homecoming for a list of those honored. 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.

Women’s Volleyball
Panthers vs Brevard, 10:00 a.m.
Panther vs. Maryville Scots 2:00 p.m.

Callaway Education Building, Richter Gymnasium

Kappa Delta Founder's Day Celebration Open House
6:30 p.m.
Kappa Delta alumnae are invited to Kappa Delta house (905 Broad Street). Light refreshments will be provided. A Candlepass celebration at sunset. For more information contact Bonny Woods at bwoods2@student.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.

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


Alumni who are named recipients of the Shackelford Alumni Achievement Award have distinguished themselves in their chosen professions and in their communities. Bill Gambill ’67, Dr. Stephanie Gordy ’98, the Rev. Alex Harris ’02 and Layne Williams ’74.

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. Dr. Benjamin Williamson ’09 

The Honorary Alumni Award recognizes individuals who have achieved a distinguished record of service support, advocacy and commitment on behalf of LaGrange College. 
Dr. Robert Copeland, Kirby McCartney and Dr. Brenda Thomas.

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. 
Kristina Rosenow Johnson ’05, M’06, volleyball
Michael Sims ’08, baseball
Amanda Boley Smelsky ’05, volleyball 
Nominations for all of the above awards are welcome at alumni@lagrange.edu

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