Lee Univer­sity Marks Cen­ten­nial

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Thou­sands of Lee Univer­sity stu­dents, alumni, fac­ulty and staff are ex­pected on cam­pus for this week­end’s home­com­ing and Cen­ten­nial Cel­e­bra­tion. A wide range of events have been sched­uled to cel­e­brate and com­mem­o­rate the Cleve­land, Ten­nes­see, school’s his­tory and legacy. “In a man­ner of speak­ing, we’ve waited 100 years for this week­end,” said Jerome Ham­mond, vice pres­i­dent for univer­sity re­la­tions. “If alumni and friends have needed an ex­cuse to get back to cam­pus, this is a great one.”

Child care will be avail­able for events on Fri­day evening and through­out the day Satur­day for a one-time, $20 fee per fam­ily.


8 a. m.- 6 p. m. Check- in at the Sci­ence and Math Com­plex. Alumni will re­ceive home­com­ing T-shirts while sup­plies last. 9 a. m. Cen­ten­nial sem­i­nars in var­i­ous lo­ca­tions through­out cam­pus. Fac­ulty, alumni and spe­cial guests share their ex­pe­ri­ences on a va­ri­ety of top­ics, rang­ing from mis­sions to pro­fes­sional act­ing and pol­i­tics to tech­nol­ogy in­no­va­tion. 10:30 a. m. The Cen­ten­nial Ser­vice of Cel­e­bra­tion in Conn Cen­ter, 150 11th St. Noon. Cel­e­bra­tion lunch on the Pedes­trian Mall. 7:30 p. m. Three en­ter­tain­ment op­tions: “Mu­sic Mak­ers: 100 Years of Mu­sic” in Pan­gle Hall; the pre­miere of the Cen­ten­nial Doc­u­men­tary in Dixon Cen­ter; “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” in Buzz Oates Black Box The­ater, lo­cated in the Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Arts Build­ing. All three are tick­eted events. The lat­ter two will re­cur through­out the week­end. 9 p. m. Party at the Fo­rum on the South Quad Lawn. “This will be a fun way to end a very full day,” says Dr. Paul Conn, Lee pres­i­dent. “It’s go­ing to be so spe­cial — alums, stu­dents, VIPs, fac­ulty and staff, all hang­ing out to­gether with a big sur­prise to end the night.”


8 a. m.–2 p. m. Check- in at the Sci­ence and Math Com­plex. 9 a. m. Depart­ment break­fasts, with each break­fast fea­tur­ing a key­note speech from a dis­tin­guished alum. 10 a. m.-2 p. m. Cen­ten­nial Walk, his­toric cam­pus tour that re­curs ev­ery 30 min­utes. 10 a. m. Ath­letic alumni re­cep­tion in Walker Arena lobby and front lawn. 11 a. m. The tra­di­tional Flame Walk and tail­gat­ing party on the Pedes­trian Mall. Noon. Lady Flames vs. Faulkner Univer­sity. 1 p. m. School of Busi­ness 20th re­union. 2 p. m. Lee Flames vs. Pied­mont Col­lege; pre­sen­ta­tion of home­com­ing court and home­com­ing queen at half­time. 4 p. m. Cam­pus Choir 60th an­niver­sary re­union con­cert in Pan­gle Hall, 340 Church St. 7:30 p. m. Life at Lee with per­for­mances by alumni Clark Beck­ham and Brooke Simp­son.


8:30 a. m. El­lis Hall Fire Remembrance on site of the old res­i­dence hall. 10 a. m. Cen­ten­nial Chapel Ser­vice in Lee Univer­sity Chapel, 1020 N. Ocoee St. For a com­plete sched­ule or to reg­is­ter: www. leeu­cen­ten­nial.com.

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