Join the Hill College community for a four-day celebration of 100 years of Hill College

  Jessyca Brown
  Thursday, August 31, 2023 11:32 AM
  General Events

Hillsboro, TX

Join the Hill College community in celebrating the college’s centennial anniversary with a series of celebratory events September 6–9, 2023. Over four days, we will remember the past and look to the future with fun for students, alumni, employees, and the community.

On Wednesday, September 6, 2023, the Lady Rebels volleyball team will take on Dallas College – Richland at the Bob Bullock Sports Center. Come support last year’s district champions as they climb their way to nationals this year.

On Thursday, September 7, 2023, the Texas Heritage Museum opens 100th Year Celebration: Hill College Artifacts from the Texas Heritage Museum Collection. The exhibition features Hill College alumni who served in World War II and will showcase artifacts from the early days of the college’s beginnings. Galleries open at 6 p.m.; light refreshments will be served.

Also on September 7 at 7:30 p.m., the Hill College Performing Arts Series kicks off their 30th year anniversary with a performance by the popular group Elevation (An Emerald City Band) at the newly renovated Vara Martin Daniel Performing Arts Center. Don’t miss what is sure to be a fun evening; admission is free and reception to follow.

On Friday, September 8, 2023, the college will host the Centennial Celebration Dinner at the Rusted Chandelier in Hillsboro. The evening will feature a seated dinner, dancing, and live music by The Royal Dukes. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $75 and must be purchased prior to the event. There are a limited number of seats available; don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime celebration.

Concluding the celebration on Saturday, September 9, 2023, is Alumni & Friends Day. From 9 a.m. to noon, the college will host a series of events including tours, performances, and other activities honoring alumni.

The day will begin with a continental breakfast and fellowship with other alumni and friends at 9 a.m. in the Performing Arts Center South, the library, and the Welcome Center on the Hill County Campus. At 9:30 a.m. a full schedule of performances and tours will begin in the newly renovated Vara Martin Daniel Performing Arts Center.

Ongoing throughout Alumni & Friends Day, events will be held at the W. R. Auvenshine Library as well as opportunities to learn about Job Training & Workforce Partnerships, explore the history of the Arts & Humanities Programs at Hill College, and discover how the college’s STEM Programs have grown throughout the last 100 years. The Nursing Program will also host an exhibit reflecting on the history of nursing and how Hill College provides state-of-the-art training to meet the demands of the profession.  The college’s Music and Drama Programs will also present special performances to commemorate the centennial.

Wrapping up the multiday celebration will be the alumni softball game at noon. Watch the current Rebels softball team take on former Hill College Rebels in what is sure to be a game not to be missed. Bring your family and friends!

For more information on all of the centennial events and to purchase tickets for the Celebration Dinner, visit