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Alan Price to be inaugurated as EC's 18th president on Chase Stage

September 15, 2017

Alan -priceAlan C. Price ’88 will be inaugurated as Earlham College’s 18th president during an outdoor ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 23.

The traditional ceremony, which is highlighted by a speech concerning Price’s vision for the College, will be attended by hundreds of faculty, staff, students, alumni, local leaders and delegates from colleges and universities around the nation. The ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m. on Chase Stage in front of Lilly Library.

“It is a tremendous honor to be Earlham’s 18th president,” Price says. “Earlham is a place that I have loved and has brought out the best in me. As a graduate, I had been humbled by the brilliance and caring of our faculty and staff. To come back and see that same spirit of excellence from a different perspective is inspiring.”

The ceremony is just one aspect of the inauguration’s schedule of events, many of which are free and open to the public. They include:

  • At 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, Price will deliver a convocation on Earlham’s role in a world that is often filled with injustice. The convocation takes place at Goddard Auditorium in Carpenter Hall. The event is free and no tickets are required. A reception follows. A highlight of the convocation will be public recognition of Andy Cecere, who attended Earlham in the 1940s and went on to have a celebrated career as a civic leader and attorney in Richmond.
  • An 8 p.m. concert on Saturday, Sept. 23, from a cappela group Naturally 7. The concert takes place at Druley Performance Gymnasium at the Athletics and Wellness Center. The concert is free but tickets are required.

“The inauguration is a series of special events not only for the Earlham campus but the Wayne County community at large,” says Kim Tanner, interim vice president of Institutional Advancement. “We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to campus to celebrate this new exciting era in the College’s 170-year history.” 

For a full calendar of events, and information to register for events, visit

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Earlham College, a national liberal arts college located in Richmond, Indiana, is a "College That Changes Lives." We expect our students to be fully present: to think rigorously, value directness and genuineness, and actively seek insights from differing perspectives. The values we practice at Earlham are rooted in centuries of Quaker tradition, but they also constitute the ideal toolkit for contemporary success. Earlham is one of only 40 national liberal arts colleges ranked among U.S. News and World Reports' "Great Schools at a Great Price."

Brian Zimmerman is director of media relations at Earlham College. He can be reached at 765-983-1256 and

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