Join the discussion about Elon’s ‘century of innovation’

The event will take place at 7 p.m. in McKinnon Hall and feature Nan Perkins, Richard McBride and Gerald Whittington as panelists.

As a part of the yearlong commemoration celebrating the resilience and rebuilding of Elon after the 1923 fire, “Rising from the Ashes: A Century of Innovation,” the university will host a panel discussion on how the campus has evolved in the last 100 years.

On Tuesday, Feb. 28, The discussion, titled “1923-2023: A Century of Innovation,” will take place at 7 p.m. in McKinnon Hall. The panel consists of Nan Perkins, who served as Vice President of Institutional Advancement; Richard McBride, Chaplain Emeritus; and Gerald Whittington, who served as Vice President of Business, Finance and Technology.

Through admissions, sports, student life and a myriad of other ways, the panelists were at the helm, leading the way for change.

The next opportunity to commemorate the fire of 1923 will be on Tuesday, March 7 for the 10th annual Elon Day. In 1923, donors helped Elon rise from the ashes after a devastating campus fire. A century later, the Elon community carries on that generous spirit by supporting students on Elon Day.

For the full list of 1923 Fire Centennial Observances, visit the 1923 Commemoration webpage.