Friday, September 23, 2011

One Last Celebration

Though the inaugural day festivities wrapped up on the 16th, the Gordon College community wasn’t ready to stop celebrating. Last Friday evening, hundreds of faculty, staff and students joined President Lindsay and his wife, Rebecca, in the Bennett Center for the Inaugural Ball, sponsored by Gordon’s student-run Campus Event Council.

The formal dance was preceded by a dessert reception and (to ensure there could be no good reason for ballroom hesitance) dance lessons with instructors Linda and Stephen White. Guests learned to salsa, waltz and swing, and then spent the rest of the evening showing off what they had learned.
Rick Sweeney, vice president for marketing and strategic communications, was one of the staff members in attendance. “The students seemed to have a great time,” he said, "They were very responsive to the dance lessons. Perhaps this activity will provide a blueprint for future weekend social gatherings for students." 

Photo: President and Rebecca Lindsay dance among a crowd of hundreds of students, faculty and staff. Photographer, Scotland Huber, Give & Take Pictures. 

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