The Central Baptist College Alumni Office hosted a Half Century Club induction and brunch on Feb. 4 as part of the school’s homecoming festivities.

Alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago were recognized during the event.

Deanna Ott, director of public relations, said the Alumni Office invited CBC graduates between the years 1966 and 1967 to come take part in the event.

President Terry Kimbrow participated in the event as well as Gary McAllister, the vice president of academic affairs, Alumni Association President Jennifer Bullock and Vice President for Advancement Sancy Faulk. George Reddin gave remarks on behalf of the classes.

"Highlights of the program included comments from Bro. George Reddin, a class member from 1967," Ott said. "He reminisced about his time here at CBC as a student and living in Old Main."

She said each graduate received a medal from the institution as a special memento from the event.

"Each inductee’s name [was] read and they [came] forward to receive their induction medal," Ott said. "You can see from the program that many came back from out of state [because] they were excited to be reunited with classmates."

The program, she said, also contained historic material and facts from the graduates.

"It’s kind of neat because it shows moments in time, which are things that were going on in the world when [the students] graduated," Ott said.

She said this particular event is one of her favorites to plan and be a part of during the homecoming weekend.