Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Founder's Week Celebration
(Information below obtained from the "Purple Book", Vol. 2, Sept. 2005)
The Founder’s Day Celebration, which originated in
1902, was a tribute to John Tarleton. The celebration was
held each November to coincide with Tarleton’s birthday.
There was a program in the auditorium of the original
building followed by a processional to cover Tarleton’s
grave with flowers. At the time Tarleton was buried where
Heritage Oaks Park is now located.
As the faculty and students gathered around the grave, they sang to the tune of “America” which were written by Lily Pearl Chamberlin for the first celebration.
In Fall 2002, students began to celebrate Founder’s
Day with remembrances. Today the Student Government
Association, along with the Office of External Relations, coordinates Founder’s Week activities.
For more information, please visit: www.tarleton.edu/foundersweek.
Location: Stephenville Campus
Contact: Kari Lewis 254.968.9772