Lee University Marks Centennial
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.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FRIDAY, NOV. 2
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.”
SATURDAY, NOV. 3
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.
SUNDAY, NOV. 4
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.