Centre Parents Association
The Centre Parents Association counts every current parent as a member. Its purpose is to promote a positive relationship between Centre parents and the College by sponsoring and co-sponsoring various campus activities such as Family Weekend, first-year parent orientation, fall new student welcome, the Parent Fund, e-newsletters from campus, free breakfast stations during finals, Senior Celebration, Commencement and Senior Week activities.
The Director of Donor Relations and Parent Programs, Mona Wyatt, is available as a resource to parents who need help getting answers to questions or who want to talk to someone about their concerns. If you are unsure who to call on campus to get information, or if you just want to discuss a problem or situation, please call Mona at (859) 238-5345, during the day. Or you may email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. On weekends or evenings, her cell phone number is listed in her office recording (please save this for serious matters or emergencies). The parent programs office is located on the 2nd floor of Old Centre. Assistant Carol Maddox can be reached at (859) 238-5208 or at email@example.com and she'll be happy to help you, too.
Family Weekend 2013 is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, September 20-21. Hotel accommodations in Danville are not plentiful, and we encourage you to make your reservations as soon as possible. For a complete schedule of Family Weekend events, click here.
The Parent Fund
The Parent Fund is a project of the Parents Association. Centre parents make gifts to the Parent Fund because they realize it is one way to play an active role in the quality education their students' receive. By supporting the Parent Fund, they can make a tangible difference in the quality of students' lives on campus. The Parent Fund supports many campus enhancements and extra programs that make Centre College so special. For more on the Parent Fund, click here.
Centre College Parents Facebook Page
If you use Facebook, you'll want to Like the Centre Parents Facebook page and join in. It's a great way to stay connected to the College. We will be running a lot of fun competitions and contests from the page this year, so join soon!
Parents Web Page
If you have not checked out Parents Webpage, please do so soon. Our parent web page is full of information that will be useful to you—since much of it comes from other Centre parents! It includes schedules, frequently asked questions, advice from parents, recommended reading, lists of hotels and restaurants and lots of other information. Check it out!
Centre Perks is a discount card for Centre parents. It includes discounts (usually 10 percent) at many Danville hotels, restaurants, gift stores, automotive places, and other spots that might help to save you money on your local purchases. You should have received a card in a mailing over the summer, but if you did not, contact us and we will send you one. And thank our area businesses for participating when you use the card! We hope that over four years the card will save you some money.
Centre Care Packages are available through FromMom.com. This online company specializes in care packages for college students for a variety of occasions, from final exam care packages to birthday treats. Students love receiving these specialty goodies. You can go to their web site or you can also call them at 877 MOM 2 YOU (877-666-2968).
The College will email all parents an e-newsletter full of information at about the mid-point of the Fall and Spring terms. First-year parents and senior parents will also receive brief monthly emails that pertain to things their student needs to do to succeed during the first year and in preparing for graduation and careers. Be sure that the College has a current email address for you! These e-newsletters will also be available from the parent web page.
The Centre Parents Association sponsored publishing a parent cookbook a few years ago with students' favorite recipes. It remains a very popular item at the Centre bookstore! The recipes are very family friendly! The cost is $10, plus $5 shipping and handling if you order it online. The cookbook is also available at the Centre Bookstore.
The Centre Parents Association is pleased to announce "The Centre College Collection" from Thoroughbred Threads. Local Danville business Thoroughbred Threads, located on Main Street, offers a line of clothing and other items that can be personalized with quality embroidery. You know you need a jacket, cap, or shirt that says "Centre Mom" or "Centre Dad" or "Centre Parent!" Browse the selection of apparel here. Centre Parent clothing is also available at the Centre Bookstore.