Again I extend you greetings on behalf of Georgetown College, and this time from a president who is beginning his second year! Yes, it seems hard to believe that an entire year has passed since Carolyn and I arrived. But we have made it through the year with at least as much energy and even more commitment than when we began. Our thanks extend to many of you for making our first year so enjoyable!
Events of recent weeks have brought a warm spirit to the campus, especially in connection with the presidential inauguration. Various events prepared the way for the beautiful ceremony on October 17th. Indeed, the hard work of preparation came together wonderfully as the inauguration took place in the John L. Hill Chapel. If you can carve out the time to view it, I think you would enjoy seeing the ceremony. It is easily accessed by clicking on the Georgetown website.
On Saturday, October 18th, we were privileged to welcome hundreds of Georgetown alumni back to campus for the annual Homecoming celebration. The reunions and festivities were great, with all capped off nicely by a resounding victory by the football team that afternoon!
One week later, our trustees held their regularly scheduled meeting on campus. During the course of their meeting they elected to the Board Mr. Norman Brown, a Lexington businessman and Georgetown alumnus from 1963, and Dr. John Blackburn, a former Georgetown professor of chemistry. We are thrilled to welcome these persons to the Board, and we look forward to wonderful years ahead with their service to the College.
In other action, the Board authorized the beginning of an Acrobatics and Tumbling program as a varsity sport. This popular new sport is an evolution of gymnastics and the athletic aspect of cheer. As the fastest growing female sport in the nation, it promises to add an exciting new dimension to Georgetown’s athletic offerings. The initial recruiting class should enter this coming fall of 2015.
As we move forward, I am glad to extend many thanks for your continuing love and support for Georgetown College. As your schedule may allow, I hope you will soon find your next occasion to visit campus. You are always welcome here!
Kind regards to all,
Dwaine Greene, President