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Ohio Wesleyan’s Oldest Alumna to Lead Weekend Parade


May 14, 2007

As part of Ohio Wesleyan University’s annual Alumni Weekend festivities, 1922 graduate Mary Poe Timmons of Van Wert, Ohio, will lead the ‘Parade of Classes’ at 12:15 p.m. May 19. The 104-year-old alumna will escort her fellow graduates from the lawn at University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., to Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St., for the all-alumni luncheon.

Other events scheduled during Alumni Weekend, May 18-20, include the following:

6-8 p.m. May 18 – Alumni Weekend Blues & Barbeque Kick-Off Event, held in Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., and on the JAYwalk, the brick walkway in front of the building.

8:30 a.m. May 19 – Alumni Weekend Social Run, featuring alumni who want to take a leisurely run (or walk) around Delaware. Participants will meet in front of Edwards Gymnasium, 105 S. Sandusky St.

11 a.m. May 19 – The Alumni Recognition Ceremony, honoring Paul Schimmel, class of 1962, and Peter Tillou, class of 1957. The event will take place in University Hall’s Gray Chapel, 61 S. Sandusky St.

2-4 p.m. May 19 – Open house at Austin Manor, the corner of Winter and Elizabeth Streets. Among the attendees at the former dormitory, which now serves as an intergenerational living complex, will be members of the 1947 graduating class.

10 a.m. May 20 – All-Alumni Convocation, featuring 1977 graduate the Rev. Dr. Myron McCoy. The event will take place in University Hall’s Gray Chapel, 61 S. Sandusky St., and will be streamed live at stream.owu.edu.

Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, dedicated to preparing students for a lifetime of learning, service, and leadership. Located in Delaware, Ohio, 20 miles north of the state capital, Ohio Wesleyan is a coeducational, residential, privately supported undergraduate institution. The university is ranked consistently by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s top 100 liberal arts colleges and is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives.” The faculty includes more than 135 educators, all of whom actively teach and hold either doctoral degrees or the highest recognized professional degrees in their fields. Approximately 1,850 students representing 44 states and 45 countries attend Ohio Wesleyan. More information is available at www.owu.edu.