Alumni celebrate Homecoming 2006
October 13, 2006

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     More than 500 alumni came home Oct. 6-8 to celebrate Homecoming 2006 and to honor the Class of 1981 on its 25th anniversary.
     Special attention came to the Class of 1981, as they gathered for a reunion dinner Friday night. Alumni Coordinator Warren Cole welcomed the class as they started their homecoming festivities. Saturday afternoon, 1981 Homecoming Queen Darlene Ragland LaPlue crowned this year’s Homecoming King and Queen, and on Sunday, class member Ron Ruark gave the sermon during the alumni worship service.
     Beth Starbuck of Memphis, Tenn., a senior communication arts major, was crowned homecoming queen, and Ross Lee, a senior mathematics/technology major from Fredericksburg, Va., was crowned homecoming king.
     At the Awards Dinner Saturday night, Mr. Cole presented the Alumnus of the Year award to Dr. Don Black, a member of the Class of 1964 and a nephrologist practicing in Knoxville, Tenn. He also named Tom Davis, Bryan’s director of public information, as an Honorary Alumnus of the college.
     Director of Athletics Dr. Sandy Zensen inducted the late John Spracklin, a 1995 graduate, into the Bryan College Hall of Fame. Dr. Zensen pointed out Mr. Spracklin’s accomplishments on the soccer field and the character he displayed off the field. With the assistance of several of John’s teammates, he also presented John’s widow, Jenny, a framed jersey with John’s number and a Lion of Valor award. The award, created after John’s graduation, is presented to the top male and female athlete at Bryan who model the character of Christ on and off the field.