Georgetown College Celebrates Homecoming
Submitted on October 15, 2019
Of all the weekends throughout the year, Homecoming Weekend always has a bright red circle around it on the calendar. The weekend, packed with fun activities for the whole family, is a time for alumni and friends of the college to visit their beloved Georgetown College and relive so many amazing memories.
This year’s homecoming began on the morning of Friday, October 11th, kicking off with a Legacy Visit Day, a new type of visit day at Georgetown College designed for alumni to show their children just what they love so much about their alma mater. Parents on the visit reconnected with professors from their time at GC. Several parents’ faces lit up upon seeing Dr. Allen and Dr. Fraley in the Mulberry Café.
That afternoon saw the opening reception for the Alumni Art Show in the Cochenour Gallery, a new exhibition showcasing art by alumni who were not art majors while attending Georgetown College. The exhibition proves how multi-talented Georgetown alumni truly are and is on display until October 26th.
Friday ended with the first performance this academic year by the GC Chorale. The occasion also marked the first performance by new Chorale Director, Christopher Powell. The Chorale enthralled those in attendance with beloved hymns, even inviting audience participation on several of the hymns, which those in attendance knew and sung well.
Before the big football game against Pikeville University on Saturday afternoon, campus buzzed with activity and anticipation. The Distinguished Alumni Brunch honored Distinguished Alumni from this year, which included Jim Henry ‘59, Kenny Davis ‘71, Kim Joiner ‘94, and Megan Walton ’11. These alumni were also honored on the field at Toyota Stadium during the football game by President Will Jones.
On East Campus before the football game, the Diversity Brunch took place in the Conference Center. This particular weekend was one of celebration of diversity on campus with the charter ceremony for Kappa Alpha Psi, the first historically Black Greek letter fraternity at Georgetown College, having taken place on Thursday evening. The charter of the new fraternity follows the charter this past spring of Zeta Phi Beta, the first historically Black Greek letter sorority on campus. The brunch certainly served as a time of celebration for all who were so instrumental in these new Greek organizations and fellow friends of the college.
Also before the football game, Golden Agers from the past joined together for a brunch. With alumni going as far back as the class of 1950, the meal served as a reminder of the connection so many alumni have for their beloved Georgetown College.
After these activities, fans took their seats at Toyota Stadium for an exciting game against Pikeville University. At halftime of the game, the homecoming court came out onto the field. President Jones and First Lady Amy Jones helped honor those on the court and helped name Eddie Lam homecoming king and Sophia Hughes homecoming queen. Unfortunately, the Tiger football team couldn’t come up with a victory, but the day and the whole weekend was still one filled with happy memories.