Trevecca alumni and friends will soon be driving up “the hill” for Homecoming 2012, which kicks off with Founder’s Day Chapel on Friday morning at 10 AM. That service will celebrate the Gerald Skinner’s service to Trevecca for the past 43 years—as a faculty member, department chair, advisor to presidents, campaign chairman, member of the Board of Trustees, and generous donor. Three of his business students will participate in a panel discussion about his influence on their lives: Morris Stocks, Corlis McGee, and David Caldwell. In that service awards from the Trevecca Alumni Association will be presented to Jerome Hancock, Kim McLean, John Dunn, and Alan and Carolyn Smith.
Following chapel the University will host a renaming ceremony outside the Boone Business Building, during which the business school will be renamed the Skinner School of Business and Technology.
Friday’s other activities include the following: A rededication of the renovated McClurkan Building and the renaming of the religion school to the Millard Reed School of Theology and Christian Ministry; a book-signing by Kim McLean (with some music added in), the parade, dinner, young-alumni reunion, a performance of Oliver!, and a concert by Jars of Clay.
Saturday’s schedule is whirlwind of activity—reunions scheduled through the day, food trucks on campus for a “tailgate” lunch, a concert at 1 PM by Trevecca musical groups, a matinee and an evening performance of Oliver!, men’s and women’s basketball games, and many casual gatherings of alumni.