Lytle, Propst honored during Homecoming
Two longtime stalwarts who have been major parts of the College for essentially as long as it’s been a four-year school were honored during Homecoming. At the barbecue, Norm “Old Top” Propst was honored for his 43 years of service to the College with the establishment of the $25,000 Norm Propst Work Scholarship, funded by a long line of alumni and friends. Over the years Propst has supervised hundreds of students on the college’s carpentry crew, teaching them basic and advanced carpentry skills.
In a surprise ceremony during halftime of the alumni basketball game, Rodney Lytle was honored with the retirement of his No. 21 basketball jersey. A 1973 graduate, Lytle has since worked at the College in such diverse positions as building services supervisor, basketball coach, multicultural affairs director and currently interim alumni relations director. Like Propst, Lytle has mentored and touched the lives of hundreds of students.
Ohler Spiritual Center dedicated
Fred Ohler meant a great deal to a great number of people, both on and off the Warren Wilson campus. Many of them joyfully gathered Oct. 2 for the dedication of The Frederick G. Ohler Spiritual Center, encompassing the existing College Chapel, Ransom Fellowship Hall and Christian Education Building. The late Rev. Ohler served as chaplain, professor and counselor at the College from 1958-1995. Poems, prayers and hymns marked the dedication of the Ohler Spiritual Center on a blue-sky Saturday afternoon. Fred fans from near and far came for the loving ceremony in honor of the Center and the man himself.
In addition to The Ohler Spiritual Center, the College also has established the Ohler Service Scholarship Fund, in order to ensure that Ohler’s commitment to service is shared with students for generations to come. Proceeds from a new book by Fred and Beverly Ohler, titled They Faithfully Led the Way and remembering those who helped create the College, will go to the fund that has already surpassed $100,000. For more information about giving to the Ohler Service Scholarship Fund, call 828.771.2050.
Fall Open House is Nov. 6
Warren Wilson College will host its Fall Open House for prospective students and their families on Saturday, Nov. 6. The open house begins with registration and an early-bird concert at 9:30 a.m. in Kittredge Theater, at the north entrance to campus.
Prospective students will be able to meet faculty, staff and current students; tour the campus; learn more about the academic program, the Warren Wilson College learning triad and financial aid; and have an admission information session. Open-house visitors also are invited to enjoy lunch as guests of the college. The day’s activities will conclude by mid-afternoon.
For more information or to make reservations, call Monique Cote in the admission office at 828-771-2021 or 800-934-3536, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You also can register online by clicking here.
Wanted: Alumni Board members
We are looking for alumni who attended or graduated in good standing from Warren Wilson or any of its predecessor institutions to be a part of the Alumni Board, starting October 2011. If you are interested or would like to nominate someone, follow the nomination process. The deadline for nominations is Dec. 15, 2010. Contact Sarah El-Attar with any questions about the process or about the responsibilities of the Alumni Board Committee.