University welcomed alumni for Homecoming 2013


The University celebrated Homecoming and Reunion 2013 on Oct. 24-27. More than 1,000 Sewanee alumni gathered on the Mountain for the crisp and sunny weekend. In addition to class reunions, special events celebrated 40 years of women at Sewanee, and the 1958 and 1963 undefeated football teams.

The weekend was filled with social, educational, and recreational opportunities to appeal to all alumni. Academic offerings included the opportunity to sit in on classes and a variety of presentations: Chip Manning, C’82, director of the Babson Center for Global Commerce, on the Carey pre-business program; a Civil War talk, “A Rite Sharp Little Fight: The Skirmish at Sewanee July 4, 1863,” by Merritt Blakeslee, C’68; and The Forest Unseen by Professor David Haskell.

Arts events included readings by alumni at IONA; an artist’s talk and reception with Tony Winters, C’76, whose exhibition is on display in the Carlos Gallery; a screening of “Walker Percy: A Documentary Film”; and a book signing by author Ben Walker, C’68, of his two novels.

Vice-Chancellor John McCardell and his wife, Bonnie, welcomed alumni at events throughout the weekend, including a Welcome Home Reception on Friday afternoon and the Alumni Awards Brunch on Saturday. During the brunch, the following Associated Alumni awards were presented:

  • Distinguished Faculty and Staff Award – Dale and Leslie Richardson
  • Crawford Distinguished Service Award – Anthony Gooch, C’59
  • Distinguished Young Alumnus Award – Rayid Ghani, C’99
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award – Gregg Robertson, C’78

Also at the brunch, the Office of Admission recognized Tom Miller, C’73, with the Alumni Arcadians Service Award (accepted on Miller’s behalf by Julian Bibb, C’73).

Senior Day was celebrated during the football game against Millsaps College, and halftime festivities included the introduction of the 2013 Homecoming court. The 2013 Homecoming king was Norris Eppes, C’14, an English major from Summerville, S.C., and the Homecoming queen was Brittany Macon, C’14, a politics major from Little Rock, Ark.

See photos from the weekend here.

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Listing of both today’s and tomorrow’s events at Sewanee: The University of the South.
Tree City: Arbor Day Celebration
Equestrian: ANRC Nationals
Rwanda: Twenty Years After and Global Prospects of Conflict Resolution
Dr. William S. Stoney, C’50, at the Friends of the Library
Final Polish Table of the Semester
Fifth annual Jazz Night
On The Verge
At the SUT: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Presentation of IGS Honors Theses
Biology Honors Thesis Talks
Cand’te Talk: “Suicide and Self-Injurious Behavior: What Student Affairs Professionals Need to Know”
Track and Field: SAA Championships
Equestrian: ANRC Nationals
Scholarship Sewanee
Softball: Birmingham-Southern (SAA Tournament)
Baseball: Birmingham-Southern (SAA Tournament)
Men’s Lacrosse: Birmingham-Southern (SAA Tournament)
Watson Fellow information session with Blair Barrows, C’12
A Thousand Lives: Face the Difference
Honors Presentation: Emmy Faison
Organ recital by Parks Greene
At the SUT: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Sewanee Symphony and Sewanee Chorale present “The Sounds of Broadway”
On The Verge