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Kelly shares a favorite passage of her book “Charity’s Children: The Tway It Was”.

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – The weekend of October 27th through the 29th was a lively weekend for former and present students alike at University of the Cumberlands. Dozens of families and former students gathered on campus to take part in Cumberlands’ annual Alumni and Family Weekend. Alumni, ranging from the class of 1941 to the class of 2006, came back to visit campus. People of all ages met with former classmates and professors, and took part in many of the scheduled activities.

On the 27th, alumna Lois Carter Kelly (’50) signed copies of her memoir “Charity’s Children: The Tway It Was” at the Cumberland Inn before the class of 1956 came together for a reunion meal. Later that evening, there were two free admission concerts on campus, and everyone was invited to attend. The Cumberland Singers, Chorale and Chamber Choir performed in the Music Department Concert and Jerry Kemper, class of ’98, played at the Connections Concert in the Gatliff Chapel.


Children wait patiently for their balloon art.

The Cumberland Connections Carnival was held in the intramural gymnasium on Saturday. There were numerous booths set up with food, beverages and games. During the carnival, the Alumni Board of Directors held an auction in the lobby of the O. Wayne Rollins Center. A “Connections Dinner” and program was held at the Boswell Campus Center for the classes of 1956, ‘61, ’66, ’71, ’76, ’81, ’86, ’91, ’96, ’01 and ’06.

A worship service was held in the Gatliff Chapel on Sunday morning, bringing this exciting weekend to a close.