Welcome Elon parents and families! As the university’s new director of parent programs, I can’t think of a more exciting time to join this exceptional learning community - the celebration of Elon’s 125th Anniversary is in full swing, and several special events are in the works to mark this historic milestone.
On March 11, Elon will host a Founders Day celebration including a picnic and a tree-planting ceremony to honor two presidents of the university – J. Fred Young and Leo M. Lambert. In April, President Emeritus J. Earl Danieley ’46 will headline spring convocation, sharing reflections on his 70 years as part of the Elon family.
Before we know it, we’ll be gearing up for Elon’s 2014 Commencement on May 24. Sports commentator Mary Carillo, who has covered multiple Olympic games in her career, will deliver an address that is sure to make the day a memorable one for seniors and their families.
No matter where you live, I hope you’ll stay connected to our campus by subscribing to This Week at Elon, the university’s weekly newsletter, and through Elon’s social media – check out the complete guide here. I’m truly grateful for the many ways our parents and families get involved with the university – Elon would not be the special place it is without your support!
Rob Bacchus, Director of Parent Programs
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The former tennis star visits campus on May 24, 2014, to share wisdom gleaned from a professional sports and broadcasting career that has included coverage of multiple Olympic Games.