By Jackie Knight
If last Monday around noon you were overwhelmed by a monstrous cheer, the sound of trumpets blaring and the booming beat of the GC step team, don’t worry. That was campus’ response to the arrival of GC’s new first family. Dr. Dwaine Greene and Mrs. Carolyn Greene arrived on campus this week and Georgetown College gave them a warm welcome.
Warm, genuine and full of spirit, the new president and his wife got a taste of what GC is all about at their reception in front of the historic Giddings Hall. There was even a presidential banner signed by hundreds of students waiting for them. The Tiger Band really impressed with an energy that put everyone in a celebrating mood and a volume that left the whole campus shaking. All decked out in uniform and teaming with school pride, they really spoke for the tiger spirit.
“The welcoming was more than an excuse for students to miss or be late to class; everyone was legitimately excited for the occasion,” said Meagan Henry, a sophomore in the Pep band. “It was great to see the GC community gather the way we did because it shows how hopeful and optimistic we all are for the new changes that are happening.”
The turnout for the event was mostly faculty, photographers, and students. Everyone was eager after a long wait to see Georgetown’s new president take his place here on campus.
President Greene received his presidential medallion up in front of the crowd and, after a few words on how excited he was to become a new member of the Georgetown community, the Step Team welcomed him in a way that only they can: a heart pounding step routine that threw the crowd into cheers.