Successful Homecoming 2019

  • October 15, 2019
Successful Homecoming 2019

At the Newberry College Alumni Association Meeting at Homecoming it was announced that Charlie Banks, DE past No 1 and current Graves Province Commander, was awarded the Phillip Kelly, Jr. Outstanding Young Alumni Award. Congrats to Charlie and his family.


The Delta Epsilon Alumni Meeting was held outside Wiles Chapel at 12 noon. Updates on the Active Chapter, The Alumni Assoc, the Graves Province, and a report from the Delta Epsilon Foundation were given. Also an update on finances of the Association was reported by the Treasurer. There were also election of officers for the coming year. A report from the new Association President is below.

In other news, the family of Brother Mark Taylor, DE’66, has announced that a $100,000 endowed scholarship has been established to honor his memory. Beginning in 2020 the College will award 4 scholarships for $1,000 each to deserving students. This is a great way to remember and honor Mark.

From the Alumni Association President:


As many of you may know Newberry College completed its annual homecoming celebrations this past weekend, crowned with a commanding victory on the football filed by our Wolves (Indians). This weekend also played host to our annual Delta Epsilon Alumni Association meeting. During this meeting the alumni chapter discussed the state of the House in the Woods, the annual financial report, and the state of the chapter both active and alumni. 

During the annual meeting, the alumni chapter additionally held its elections. The following officers were elected to lead the Delta Epsilon Alumni Association for the 2020 calendar year:

President- Matthew Padgett
Vice President- Kyle Edens
Treasurer- Russel Laffitte
Secretary- Woody Cornwell

I want to personally thank the Brothers for electing me to this position. It is a great honor to be chosen to serve and I will strive to continue the excellence that this Alumni chapter has shown in its involvement with the active chapter and the College as a whole.  Please always feel free to contact me with any questions, ideas, thoughts, suggestions, or concerns that you may have. Email correspondence is my preferred method of contact. My contact information is as follows:
Matthew Padgett
7013 Evans Town Center Boulevard
Suite 502
Evans, Georgia 30809
Phone: 706-799-8229

We will be in touch in the coming weeks with an update as to the date for our annual  Shrimp Boil, as well as any other events on the 2020 alumni calendar. I am looking forward to another great year of excellence from this Alumni Chapter, and I look forward to seeing everyone this spring.

                                                       Matthew Wade Padgett -’10
                                                                        President- Delta Epsilon
                                   Alumni Association