Homecoming-logo-13-final-300x206GEORGETOWN, KY – Homecoming 2013 promises to be better than ever! Really.

It begins Thursday, October 10, with the introduction of a new speaker’s series themed “The Journey,” presented by the Fine Arts Galleries.

Guest speaker to launch the series is Juan Dontrese Brown ’96, Creative Director for Victorinox Swiss Army, North America. Hear him at 11 a.m. in John L. Hill Chapel. “Smack,” as he is affectionately known, will share his story with students (and alumni), that in life “it is not about the successes that make you or your journey unique – it’s the failures.”

The full Homecoming schedule is available online, but here are additional highlights:

Friday, October 11/Saturday, October 12
Student Center WOW Grille/WRVG Studio
“Retro Radio” – WRVG celebrates its 50th Anniversary and former WRVG DJs are invited to help. It’s not your same old radio station! Sydney Mosko is coordinating and you can reach her by email for more information: smosko0@georgetowncollege.edu.

Saturday, October 12, 10:30 a.m.
John L. Hill Chapel
“Financial Aid 101”– This is especially for parents of college-bound students. Find out how to prepare for filling out the FAFSA and other financial aid paperwork for any college your student might be considering.

Saturday, October 12, 11 a.m.
Hill Chapel basement classroom
“Back to School” – Relive the classroom experience with some of your favorite professors (without the exams!). Visit with Dr. Karyn McKenzie, George McGee, Dr. Lindsey Apple, and Dr. Frank Wiseman. It’s to be a great time. Dr. McKenzie says she is looking forward to visiting with former students. “We are constantly thinking of our beloved alumni and cannot wait to have them back in the classroom, even if only for a short while.”

Saturday, October 12, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Hunt Morgan House, Lexington
“Alumni Reception” – No matter where you spend the afternoon, gather with former classmates and other alumni friends to reminisce, enjoy appetizers, and hear GC alumna and former American Idol contestant Lauren Mink. $10 per person. Tickets at the door or reserve online via email to alumni@georgetowncollege.edu. Be sure to give your name, class year, contact information and the number of people in your party.

There are several other new additions to the Homecoming weekend schedule, so be sure to check them all.

The popular Book Signing & Reconnection Bruch returns with authors Lindsey Apple, Michael Crisp, Bill Ellis, Necia Harkless, Amanda Hervey, Joe Lunceford, and David Redding, to name a few. Plus the Greek Brunches in the Quad, the African American alumni brunch, both the Golden Agers and Decades luncheons, and so much more!

Of course, there’s the big game as the Tigers of Georgetown host the Tigers of Campbellsville University at Toyota Stadium. Kickoff 1:30 p.m. on iHigh Field.