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Ribbon cutting kicks off Alumni Weekend at Gordon

The old will mix with the new this weekend on the Gordon campus as the college hosts its annual alumni weekend events. The weekend kicked off at 9:30 a.m. Friday with a ribbon-cutting at the Alumni House on Stafford Avenue. The home, former residence of the Emmett Coleman family, was purchased by the Gordon Foundation in 2005 and decorated with funds raised by the Gordon Class of 1956, the members of which are serving as hosts for the weekend. The Gordon Class of 1959 will celebrate its 50th class reunion with various weekend events. Additionally, the Class of 1958 is honoring former Commandant M.C. Paget of Jackson with a tree dedication. All current and former faculty and staff members at Gordon will be honored with a reception at the alumni house from 2-4 p.m. Friday. Alumni are invited to take in softball and baseball games on campus Friday and attend a Starlight Memory Lane Social that evening a dusk at the college amphitheater. Various films from the college’s archives – including 1960s football game films – will be shown. On Saturday, Gordon president Larry Weill will host a breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Multiple events are planned throughout the day, including homecoming baseball and softball games, an historic slideshow and an antique car show from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The evening concludes with an cocktail reception at alumni hall. Sunday features tours of the campus and a brunch for the Class of 1959.

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