Limestone College's Alumni Weekend 2012 is scheduled for April 19-22, when many of the College's alumni will return to campus to reminisce and renew friendships.
In the event of rain, Friday's Shindig at the Cabin (6:30 pm-9:00 pm)--to be held on N. Limestone St. in Gaffney--will be moved to Broad River Electric (811 Hamrick Street). All components of the event including music and BBQ will still be featured.
Thursday, April 19
Steinway Series Concert; 7:30 pm; Fullerton Auditorium
Limestone will kick off Alumni Weekend 2012 with a performance by the Manhattan Piano Trio in the College's Fullerton Auditorium. The performance, which begins at 7:30 p.m., is free and open to the public. The concert will be followed immediately by a reception with the Trio in Winnie Davis Hall of History.
Hailed by critics as "a grand departure from the usual" (News Herald), the Manhattan Piano Trio has quickly become one of the most creative, exciting, and dynamic young ensembles in the United States. With more than 500 performances since its inception in 2004, MPT is one of the most active groups in the classical music scene, welcomed by enthusiastic audiences in over 35 American states, Italy, South Africa and Australia. The Washington Post described the Trio as "impressive" and "outstanding," while the Sarasota Herald Tribune said "one seldom is privileged to enjoy music of such a wide range of styles performed with self-effacing skill and relaxed assurance."
The Trio comprises Milana Strezeva (Piano), Wayne Lee (Violin), and Dmitry Kouzov (Cello), all award winning soloists in their own right. Since its inception in 2004, the Trio has captured grand prizes at the Plowman Competition and at the Yellow Springs Competition; runner-up at the Chesapeake Competition; and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Listeners' Choice Award in Melbourne.
Friday, April 20th
Shindig at the Cabin; 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.; FREE
In the event of rain, this event will be moved to Broad River Electric (811 Hamrick Street). All components of the event including music and BBQ will featured.
Join all reuniting classes under the big tent for dinner in a casual atmosphere that is fun for the whole family. This is the spot for some tasty barbecue from Daddy Joe's BBQ and Grill. Dance the night away to the beach, oldies, retro, and variety sounds of the East Coast Band and Limestone College's iPan Band. Cost is $10. Food is limited; please arrive early.
Saturday, April 21st
Recognizing Outstanding Alumni; 12:00 p.m.; Stephenson Dining Hall
The Limestone Alumni Association will honor Outstanding Alumni for 2012 in Stephenson Dining Hall. The Awards Luncheon is at noon and costs $15 per person. The honorees are:
• Alumna of the Year, Faye Carter Edwards '51 (Gaffney)
• Service to College, William Don Pullum, Jr. '81 (North Augusta, SC)
• Service to Education, Brenda McGinnis Thrift '80 (Gaffney)
• Service to Church, Jacquelyn Brown Satterfield '60 (Spartanburg)
• Service to Community, Tommie Lynn Storms '81 (Pine Lake, GA)
• Young Alumnus of the Year, Justine Lowery Addington '07 (Savannah, GA)
• Honorary Alumnus, M.L. Bill Crotzer, Jr. (Gaffney).
On Saturday evening, there are two events planned:
• A 50th Reunion at for the Class of 1962 at CHAPS Museum (301 College Drive) at 7:00 p.m.
• A Cluster Reunion for all alumni classes at the Capri On Main (302 N. Limestone St.). The cost is $10.
Sunday, April 22nd
Celebrating School of Pedagogy's Centennial; 1:00 p.m.; Stephenson Hall
The College will celebrate its School of Pedagogy's centennial with a luncheon at 1:00 p.m. in Stephenson Dining Hall.