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Homecoming reunions, athletic events, dedications to take place Oct. 6-10

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Marisa Anders | Claiborne Progress Lincoln Memorial University is decorated and ready for its annual Homecoming festivities, which begin Thursday. Alumni will be arriving for the various activities planned.


Lincoln Memorial University will celebrate Homecoming on the main campus in Harrogate Oct. 6-9.

While registration will open at 3 p.m. on Thursday in front of Kresge Hall on the Harrogate main campus, the festivities will really start to roll with the Railsplitter 5K Night Run/Walk, Karaoke and an ice cream social adjacent to the quad in the parking lot between DAR Hall and Duke Hall of Citizenship. Registration for the race will begin at 6 p.m. Registration for the 5K is $20 in advance (online: alumni.LMUnet.edu/homecoming5k2016 ) or $25 at the event. Included in the registration is the race fee and a T-shirt. The race will begin at 7:30 p.m. with ice cream social and karaoke to follow under the tent.

Friday will get under way with the Live2Lead Simulcast of the John Maxwell leadership conference at 9 a.m. in LMU-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM). The Class of 1956 will celebrate their 60th reunion with the Diamond Grads Brunch at 10 a.m., while the Class of 1966 gathers for the Gold Grads Reunion Luncheon at noon. At 1 p.m., the University will dedicate the new Golf Training Facility. The University will hold a ribbon cutting for the Lacrosse field house at 2 p.m. LMU will unveil and dedicate the Jim Whitt Bell Tower at 3 p.m. on the Campus Quadrangle.

The President’s Breakfast, now open to all alumni, will get under way at 8:30 a.m. in the campus dining hall. President Jim Dawson will give his state of the school address and take questions from alumni during the program.

The Athlete’s Hall of Fame will be enshrine three new members at 10:30 a.m. in the Tex Turner Arena. The Class of 2016 inductees include basketball player Jerry E. Burnette, ’86; basketball player Brad A. Seal, ’05; and baseball player Dan C. Taylor, ’69. The Reunion Luncheon and Family Fun Barbeque will take place on the adjacent to the Quad with a free lunch, games, inflatables and entertainment beginning at 11:30 a.m. The Alumni Association Board Meeting will take place at 1 p.m. in Duke Hall. The All Sorority Tea is set for 3 p.m. in the Tex Turner Arena Hall of Fame Room.

The Halls of Fame Induction and Alumni Awards Program will honor nine alumni and one former faculty member. Entering the Educators’ Hall of Fame is Dr. Janet S. Barnard (posthumously), ’73, Jerry H. Hounshell, ’69, Dr. Ed Lowdenback, ’65, and Dr. Robert Ziegler, professor emeritus. Gary Giles, ’76, Lt. Col. Martin P. Keeley, III, ’73, and Sheila Stafford (posthumously), ’67, will be enshrined in the Professional Hall of Fame. Judy Hounshell, ’69, will be honored with the Nancy Rogers Leach Volunteer of the Year Award while Jacob Carver, ’12, ’15, ’16, will be honored with the R. Martin Peters Young Alumnus of the Year Award. The Dr. Charles Holland Alumnus of the Year will be bestowed on Donald Patton, ’76. After the awards program, the festivities will move to Cumberland Gap as former athletes and all alumni and students are invited to walk to the Pinnacle. The group will begin at the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Visitor Center for a 3.3 mile walk to the Pinnacle Overlook at 4 p.m. The Class of 1991 is invited to gather and celebrate its 25th or Silver Reunion at 5 p.m. in Angelo’s in Cumberland Gap. Also at 5 p.m., the band TruFlyers, featuring John Copeland, professor emeritus, will provide live music at Angelo’s.

Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423-869-6280 or email at admissions@lmunet.edu.

Marisa Anders | Claiborne Progress Lincoln Memorial University is decorated and ready for its annual Homecoming festivities, which begin Thursday. Alumni will be arriving for the various activities planned.
http://claiborneprogress.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_LMU-Homecoming.jpgMarisa Anders | Claiborne Progress Lincoln Memorial University is decorated and ready for its annual Homecoming festivities, which begin Thursday. Alumni will be arriving for the various activities planned.
Homecoming reunions, athletic events, dedications to take place Oct. 6-10

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