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2013 Homecoming and Alumni Weekend events

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February 01, 2013

Georgia College 2013 Homecoming and Alumni WeekendGeorgia College 2013 Homecoming and Alumni WeekendThe 2013 Georgia College Homecoming and Alumni Weekend celebration runs Feb. 18 to Feb. 24.

“Homecoming really builds a sense of spirit and belonging to campus,” said Tom Miles, director of campus life. “Students, faculty, staff members, alumni, friends of the university, the community- everyone can feel at home.”

“When in Rome, do as you done in Milledgeville,” is this year’s theme. It recalls a quote from Georgia College’s most notable alumna, Flannery O’Connor, class of 1945.

The theme reflects on the impact around the world of O’Connor’s writing. It also shows students that when they graduate they too can use their experiences at Georgia College to leave a mark around the globe.

“We are so excited that Flannery O’ Connor will be the focal point of Homecoming and Alumni Weekend,” said Matthew Mize, director of alumni and parent relations. “It’s a great opportunity for current students and our alumni to join in a celebration of the rich history of Georgia College.”

Many events take place throughout the week on campus. 

This year the class of 1963 will celebrate their 50th reunion.  The classmates of ’63 have a full slate of events planned, highlighted by the Alumni Luncheon on Saturday when they are honored with a pinning ceremony by Georgia College President Steve Dorman.

Activities open to the public include Paws on a Cause, softball and basketball games, the theatre production of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” Bobcat Ramble 5K and Fun Run and the homecoming parade.

As part of the Homecoming and Alumni Weekend celebration, Georgia College also welcomes Jerrod Niemann and Gloriana as co-headliners for the annual Homecoming concert Feb. 22 at Centennial Center.

Jerrod Niemann is best known for his no. 1 hit “Lover, Lover” and the top five single “What Do you Want.”

The band Gloriana had their first single from the album A Thousand Miles Left Behind titled “(Kissed You) Good Night” ranked the no. 5 most played song on Country Radio for 2012.

Merchandise from both bands will be on sale at the concert.

For more on events, concert ticket sales and all other homecoming information, visit homecoming.gcsu.edu.

Event Highlights

Tuesday, Feb. 19

1 p.m.- Paws on a Cause:contact GIVE Center for more information at 478-455-5700

Friday, Feb. 22

11:30 a.m.-Peabody School Reunion Luncheon

       2:00 p.m.-Alumni registration

       5:30 p.m. Alumni welcome reception in Magnolia Ballroom

       6:30 p.m.- Class of 1963 50th anniversary dinner                                  

       8 p.m.- Theatre production of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” in Russell Auditorium

       9 p.m.-Homecoming Concert

Saturday, Feb. 23

       8:30 a.m.- Bobcats Ramble 5K: contact The Wellness Center at 445-7777

       9:30 to 11 a.m.- Alumni registration in Magnolia Ballroom

       10 a.m.- History of Georgia College by Dr. Bob Wilson at University Banquet Room,Maxwell Student Union

       11 a.m.- Homecoming parade begins

       11:30 a.m.- Alumni luncheon in Magnolia Ballroom

       3:30 p.m.- Women’s basketball game at Centennial Center

       5:30 p.m.- Men’s basketball game at Centennial Center

       6 p.m.- Class of 1963 50th anniversary dinner in University Banquet Room

      8 p.m.- Theatre production of  “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” in Russell Auditorium

Alumni can register and view the full schedule by visiting gcsu.edu/alumni/weekend. For questions call 478-445-5771.

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ABOUT GEORGIA COLLEGE: Georgia College, the state’s designated Public Liberal Arts University, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Its four colleges – arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences – provide 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, with hands-on involvement with faculty research, community service, study abroad and myriad internships.

Founded in 1889, Georgia College boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation with Corinthian columns fronting red brick buildings and wide open green spaces. Georgia College also offers graduate education at the historic Jefferson building in downtown Macon, at Robins Air Force Base and online.

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For more information, contact University Communications at (478) 445-4477.


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