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Centennial commemoration of Jack Trice closes with ceremony, posthumous degree

Iowa State University’s year-long 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 near 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 Wendy Wintersteen, Iowa State’s president; George Trice, a first cousin twice removed of Jack Trice and an Iowa State graduate; Jill Wagner, a past Student Government president; Gerry Vaughn, a Cyclone linebacker and this year’s recipient of the Jack Trice Endowed Scholarship; and Toyia Younger, Iowa State’s senior vice president for student affairs and chair of the university’s 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 by Wintersteen and Jeff Johnson, the Lora and Russ Talbot Endowed President and CEO of the Iowa State University Alumni Association
  • A performance by Iowa State’s Jubilee Choir
  • A brief carillon performance by Tin-Shi Tam, the Iowa State carillonneur, at 3 p.m. to mark the time of Trice’s death on Oct. 8, 100 years ago.

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