Trice Centennial Closing Ceremony
Iowa State’s yearlong commemoration of Jack Trice on the 100th anniversary of his death will close on Sunday, Oct. 8, with a central campus ceremony, including the awarding of a posthumous degree to family members.
The closing ceremony begins at noon northwest of the campanile. (In case of inclement weather, the event will move to the Durham Great Hall of the Memorial Union.) The event is free and open to the public.
The ceremony will feature:
- Remarks by President Wendy Wintersteen; George Trice, a first cousin twice removed of Jack Trice and an Iowa State alumnus; Jill Wagner, a past student government president; Gerry Vaughn, a Cyclone football linebacker and this year’s recipient of the Jack Trice Endowed Scholarship; and senior vice president for student affairs Toyia Younger, who chairs the Jack Trice 100-Year Commemoration Committee.
- A memorial tribute by members of Alpha Phi Alpha, the fraternity Trice joined at Iowa State.
- The presentation of a posthumous degree
- A performance by Iowa State’s Jubilee Choir.
A reception will follow in the Memorial Union Great Hall, and at 3 p.m. ISU carillonneur Tin-Shi Tam will have a brief performance to mark the time of Trice’s death on Oct. 8, 100 years ago.