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academic support center campus news bryan: man of influence spring 2011 



CHBIil ABOVE AIL 

Bryan 
college 




Mrs. Delana Bice 
Houston, Texas 

Mr. Gerald Cline 



Bryan College Board of Trustees 

Mr. Jonathan L. Bennett Dr. Arliss Roaden 
Cypress, Texas Brentwood, Term. 



Mr. Jeff Ryan 
Richardson, Texas 

Mrs. Betty Ruth Seera 
Dayton, Tenn. 

Dr. Mark Senter III 
Lake Forest, 111. 

Mr. David Spoede 
Dallas, Texas 

Mr. Barry Whitney 
Augusta, Ga. 

Mr. James R. Wolfe 
Noblesville, Ind. 



Mr. J. Wayne Cropp 
Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Mr. Ralph Green 
Dayton, Tenn. 

Col. John Haynes 
Lilburn, Ga. 

Rev. Howard Park 
Pelham, Ala. 

Mr. T. Ramon Perdue 
Lookout Mountain, Ga. 

Hon. Lawrence Puckett 
Cleveland, Tenn. 



* Mr. Glenn Stophel 
Chattanooga, Tenn. 





President 



Editor 

Tom Davis, '06H 

Designer 

Dean Bell 



Vice President for Advancemen 

Blake Hudson 

Director of Development 

Steve Keck 

Director of Planned Giving 

Jim Barth, '57 



uavia iromannauser, ou 

Director of Direct Response 
Marketing/Database Mgr. 

Tanice Pendergrass 



iracey Dnawen 

Office Assistant and Event Planner 

Paulakay Franks, '84 

Assistant Graphic Designer 

Stephanie Huskey, '10 




etter from the President 
age 2 



cademic Support 
:enter - Page 3 



Campus News - Page 7 



Bryan: Man of Influence 



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A Father Remembered 
Page 14 



I Remember Bryan 
Page 16 



What Now?- Page 17 



Lion Tracks - Page 18 



Basketball Honors 






. acuity/Staff Notes 
Page 22 



.een on Campus 
Page 23 



Honor and Memory Gifts 
Page OA 



Educating Students To Become Servants of Christ 

To Make a Difference in Todays World 




a letter from the president 




The Foundations of law and order have 
collapsed. What can the righteous do? 

Psalm 1 1:3 

Today's headlines reveal many nations in the Middle 
East and around the world in chaos. Economically, 
politically, and spiritually, the news is unsettling. 
Many people in these nations wake up each morning 
wondering what new government will be in control. And our 
response often mirrors David's when he asked the significant 
question, What can the righteous do amid such chaos and confusion? 

How important it is for Bryan College to stay the course, 

educating young people who will know the One who has the 

answers to life's perplexing issues. As believers, our role is to 

establish the foundations on the principles of the Word of God, to 

be influencers in every vocation, in every position of leadership. 

In this edition of Bryan Life, Tom Davis gives us a good perspective on William Jennings Bryan's influence as a 

godly statesman during the last century. Bryan's influence was felt not only in this nation but also around the 

globe. 

Bryan College's influence continues to accelerate with not only our traditional programs, but also with our 
School of Adult and Graduate Studies (AGS). During February, AGS opened its Knoxville, Tenn., campus 
offering both Bachelor's and Master's degrees. In addition, our accrediting agency granted us authorization 
to offer our Bachelor's and Master's degrees online. Students around the globe may now experience a Christ- 
centered Bryan education without leaving their own countries. Bryan faculty have written these courses and 
are the primary faculty for all of our programs. 

Drs. Brian Eisenback (biology) and Salvatore Musumeci (history) launched this spring the Undergraduate 
Research Center, where our undergraduates and faculty across all disciplines may submit their personal 
and collaborative research projects for presentation. The theme for the inaugural 2011 conference is "Fresh 
Perspectives in Research," featuring plenary speaker Dr. David O'Hara, a philosophy professor from 
Augustana College. 

Another man of influence, Lt. Col. Oliver North, will be our featured speaker at this year's Bryan Opportunity 
Program dinner on April 14. Named for William Jennings Bryan, the great populist, the Opportunity 
scholarship program enables qualified low-income Tennessee students to enroll at Bryan tuition-free. 

The mission of Bryan has never been more relevant: educating students to become servants of Christ to make 
a difference in today's world. Like David, we have an opportunity to reach this generation with the firm 
foundations of biblical truth. As the foundations of many nations are crumbling around us, Bryan continues 
to stand firm on the Lord Jesus Christ, our Rock and our Redeemer. 




Stephen D. Livesay 



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the academic 




■ ^ rom a table and four 
i chairs in the English 
' Department office to 
JL almost half of one floor 
of the library, the Bryan College 
Writing Center has evolved into 
an Academic Support Center that 
serves hundreds of students across 
the disciplines. 

Its modest beginnings, 
designed to help developing 
students master the art of writing 
college-level papers, have given 
way to a program that offers help 
for writing research papers or 
mastering calculus or the finer 
points of cell biology. 

Mr. William Harle, assistant 
professor of English and director 
of the Academic Support Center 
(ASC), said the center is "a facility 
for academic support across 



the entire Bryan community. It 
branches into a lot of areas/ 7 
These include: 

• The Writing Center, with its 
own director; 

• Support for academically 
underprepared students; 

• Assistance for faculty 
seeking to enhance learning 
opportunities outside the 
classroom; 

• Cooperating with initiatives 
such as the Undergraduate 
Research Conference this 
semester; 

• Community outreach such 
as workshops for teachers at 
area Christian schools. 

"We see ministry being 
done, not just working with 
underprepared students, but also 
with developing scholars who are 



doing exceptional work in their 
disciplines. Probably the most 
important thing we do is provide 
a place where advanced and 
developing students can connect. 
When you teach, you gain a much 
deeper appreciation for your 
discipline/ 7 

Blossoming into the Academic 
Support Center was almost by 





Amanda Elswick 



Tutors Offer Perspective 

Talk with a tutor or writing consultant in 
Bryan's Academic Support Center and 
the idea of collaboration and helping 
are sure to surface — and it's not always 
"us" to "them." 

Usually tutors are upperclassmen 
who have demonstrated proficiency in a 
particular subject, but that is not always 
the case. 

"I started as a tutor the second 
semester of my freshman year when 
the math professors gave my name to 
Mr. Harle/' senior math major Amanda 
Elswick recalled. "I originally did this 



because my math professors suggested 
it. But as I learned more math and more 
tutoring skills, I enjoyed growing as a 
tutor." 

On the other hand, Evan Johnson, a 
senior history major, almost created his 
tutoring position by himself. 

In the summer of 2009, when the 
Academic Support Center expanded 
into its present location on the first floor 
of the library, Evan was helping Director 
William Harle move magazines and 
display racks to create space for the 
center. "He was talking about 



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accident, Mr. Harle recalls. After 
moving the writing center from 
the English Department to Mac's 
Cafe, then-library director Laura 
Kaufmann opened the library 
doors for a consultant to work 
after the English office closed. 

A grant from the Fred J. 
Brotherton Charitable Foundation 
helped furnish the center. 



"We take the pedagogic 

approach that writing 

is a process, and spend 

time on the process." 



"One day, a student walked in 
to the Writing Center office and 



said, 'The writing center really 
helped me, but I'm struggling 
with calculus. Can you get 
someone to help me?"' Mr. 
Harle took the request to math 
Professor Dr. Phil Lestmann, who 
provided a student tutor and the 
concept was born. 

"The student passed that class. 
Two weeks later someone came 
in struggling with science/ 7 
he said. "It became obvious to 
us that there was a wonderful 
opportunity on campus to 
connect our developing students 

with our advanced scholars. I 

submitted a proposal to 

the Cabinet; Dr. Livesay 

really saw the potential 

and provided the funds 

to complete our new 

center." 

Today, the Academic 

Support Center occupies 

one wing of the first floor 

of the library and offers, 

in addition to writing 

assistance, tutoring in 

Bible, French, Greek, 

Hebrew, history, math, 

science, and Spanish. 
Mrs. Pamela 

Hollis, writing center 

director, said writing 

consultants take a 



slightly different approach to 
working with their clients than 
do ASC tutors. While tutors are 
expected to convey information as 
appropriate, writing consultants 
work primarily to help the client 
determine what he or she really 
intends to do with a paper. 
"We take the pedagogic 
approach that writing is a process, 
and spend time on the process," 
she said. "Consultants are trained 
not to be editors but to take the 
role of the audience, to help the 
writer with the concepts of the 
main or controlling idea for 





Evan Johnson 



expanding the writing center to other 
disciplines/' Evan said. "I said history 
would be a good choice." 

It has turned out that way, as many 
freshmen history students come for help 
with test preparation and finding and 
citing sources for papers, he said. 

"Tutoring is their-agenda driven/' 
Evan said. "Often it involves test 
preparation, going over study tips that 
apply to any discipline." History tutors 
seem to be "more geared toward 
freshmen because most freshmen are 
taking history classes. But we're trying to 
change the perspective and be helpful 
to everyone." 

Amanda and Evan agreed that 



they — as well as their clients — benefit 
from the ASC experience. "When 
I started, I think I confused people 
more than I helped," Amanda said 
with a smile. "I learned I had to ask 
students what their goals are for a 
tutoring session. If they have unrealistic 
expectations or if they are unable to 
articulate their expectations, I won't be 
able to help them." 

"This has been helpful for me," Evan 
agreed. "I want to teach after graduate 
school, so anything like this is helpful. 
And it's great experience to review the 
material" they already have studied. 

Evan said working with other history 
students is beneficial because 



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the paper, organization, 
cohesion, and whether it 
follows the assignment/ 7 

Once the big-picture 
matters are resolved, the 
consultant will help the 
writer address sentence-level 
concerns such as grammar 
and punctuation. 

"We deal with writing 
in all disciplines, so our 
consultants are not just 
English majors. We have 
several science majors, 
English majors, and 
communication majors/ 7 she 
said. "What most writers 
need is another pair of eyes 
to look at their work. We 
ask leading questions, such 
as 'What do you want to 
convey? 7 so the finished 
product is the writer's, not 
the consultant's. 77 

"Success" in the ASC 
is not simply measured in 
grades — although the faculty, 
tutors, and consultants love to 
see their clients' grades go up. A 
student mastering the concepts 
that led him to seek help in the 
first place is cause for rejoicing. 

"Success means a student being 
able to stay at Bryan. . .and that has 
happened," Mr. Harle said. 



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"To see students begin to spell 
words correctly because they took 
a little more time, they learned 
to pay attention; that is success," 
Mrs. Hollis added. "Helping them 
make their voices stronger, more 
clear, helping them communicate 
better... because we judge people 
by how they communicate — that 



is critical." 

And, in the long-run, lasting 
benefits come from the efforts of 
the ASC. "What does it mean 10 or 
15 years from now for a student to 
succeed instead of fail in college?" 
Mr. Harle asked. "What does that 
do for the cause of Christ?" 




Bill Harle 



that discipline demands a variety of 
perspectives. 

Amanda has a different take on the 
idea of collaborative learning: "One 
thing I love about this place [the ASC] 
is that I'll go from tutoring somebody in 
math who works here, then go to them 
for help with Spanish. We recognize we 
are liberal arts students and that we can 
use our strengths to help somebody's 
weakness." 

Mr. Harle said these kinds of 
experiences pay off in more ways than 
grades or enhanced resumes. "Our 
former tutors are using the skills they 
developed in all kinds of job situations. 
Certainly, they are teaching, but we are 



finding students becoming trainers in 
business. 

"One of our best writing consultants 
runs an art studio. He found his ability to 
meet people where they are and talk 
about their projects and the outcomes 
they are looking for helps make his 
business successful." 

"We see a ministry being done 
here, not just working with kids who 
need academic help, but also with 
developing scholars who are starting to 
do something exceptional." 



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Where does the ASC go from here? 

The Academic Support Center is three years old this year, having 
grown out of the writing center begun several years earlier by the English 
department. 

Today, it records more than 1350 consultations per year, and offers a 
limited range of services to the community as well as Bryan College. But 
Director William Harle believes the ASC has only begun to understand its 
possibilities. 

He said the center needs a full-time director. He, as does Writing Center 
Director Pamela Hollis, teaches a full load of classes, which limits the ability 
to focus on the center. 

A full-time director would be able to: 

• Plan workshops, such as Freshman Experience; MLA, APA, and 
Chicago documentation workshops; offer study group mentors; 
embedded tutors in writing-intensive courses; support abstract and 
thesis development; plan creative writing seminars; and encourage 
cross-discipline and instructor/student research. 

• Offer assistance to faculty and students preparing for conferences. 
For example, this spring, the center is helping sponsor "Fresh 
Perspectives/' an undergraduate research conference for Bryan 
students, giving them a taste of making a presentation at a 
professional organization's meeting. 

• Participate in professional development activities to benefit the 
center. 




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Professors' Perspective 



Dr. Brian Eisenback, assistant professor of biology 

/ recommend the academic support center to all my students regardless of their ability 
or grade in my class. They're getting tutoring from students in the discipline, typically 
upperclassmen who have taken my classes, seen my tests, and know my style. Plus it's 
free. 

Dr. Phil Lestmann, professor of mathematics 

We have excellent tutors working in the ASC, and 
I can refer to them with confidence. Students 
enjoy getting help from other students. So I see 
it as a win -win situation for all concerned. 
Students have received help they would not 
otherwise have obtained. Their understanding, 
scores, and grades have been aided thereby. 

Dr. Jud Davis, associate professor of Greek 

The ASC has made a significant difference in the number of 
people who pass Greek. The student-on-student contact 
helps, and I think somebody other than the professor giving 
examples makes a difference. It helps get people through 
hard classes. For the students doing the tutoring, it's great 
experience because many of them are headed toward teaching. 
It's a first experience in helping others, and teaching helps 
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mpus news 




Hew Sports 







Rocky Stinson 



Softball and golf joined the 
spring sports lineup at Bryan in 
February, and coaches for both 
sports have their sights set on more 
than wins and losses. 

Golf Coach Peter Bollant said 
his men's and women's teams 
actually had a fall season in which 
they participated, but Softball 
Coach Rocky Stinson and his team 
inaugurated play on their new field 
Feb. 11. 

Both coaches were hired a 
year ago to recruit players, secure 
equipment, and arrange schedules, 
tasks they described as "a 
challenge/ 7 

Twenty-one women — 
all freshmen except three 
sophomores — make up the softball 
team. "They will be playing 
mainly against upperclassmen," 
Coach Stinson said. He said he has 
scheduled several ranked teams 
early to gain experience before 
tackling the conference line-up. 

"I think we can do well in the 
conference" if the ladies compete 
and mature early, he said. "Our 




conference is at a level that I believe 
we can be in the running for a shot 
at the championship." He also 
has as a goal to reconnect with 
former players and encourage their 
support. 

Coach Bollant is working with 
five women and nine men on the 
golf teams, as well as a number 
of junior varsity athletes. He has 
planned four invitational meets 
with multiple teams for both 
men and women, and matches 




with individual schools as they 
prepare for the Appalachian 
Athletic Conference tournament 
and the NAIA national qualifying 
tournament in April. 

Research Conference 
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Perspectives 

Bryan students will get a 
taste of making presentations to 
professional societies when the 
college hosts its first Undergraduate 
Research Conference April 15. 

Jointly sponsored by the 



Academic Support Center, the 
Center for Origins Research, and the 
library, the conference, titled "Fresh 
Perspectives," will allow students to 
present posters or papers outlining 
a research project, followed by a 
question-and-answer session or 
panel discussion. 

"This is modeled after 
professional conferences we 
attend," history professor Dr. 
Salvatore Musumeci said. "It gives 
a platform for students to show all 
the work they do." Dr. Musumeci 
together with Dr. Brian Eisenback 
(biology), Dr. Michele Pascucci 
(Spanish), Mr. William Harle 
(English), and reference librarian 
Keri-Lynn Paulson are planning the 
conference. 

"As a Bryan student, I took a 
senior semester course (in biology) 
where we had to do research and 
make several presentations," Dr. 
Eisenback said. "In graduate school, 
I was more comfortable making 
presentations to groups other than 
students; that experience made me 
better-prepared than many of my 
classmates. It helped advance me in 
professional ways." 

Dr. Musumeci added, "This 
fits into our mission statement of 
preparing students to go into the 
world and make a difference. It will 
help them learn to take constructive 
criticism and show them how to 
improve their presentations." 

Following the conference, 
professors will critique the 
presentations and work with 
students to improve their work. 
Those interested may resubmit their 
projects for judging, with the top 
three receiving a cash award. 



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2 nd Annual Broad 
Street Film Festival 

Film students at Bryan and five 
other area schools are preparing for 
the second annual Broad Street Film 
Festival April 7. 

The festival, which grew out of 
an on-campus event to highlight 
student work several years ago, now 
involves students from Chattanooga 
State Technical Community College, 
Covenant College, Lee University, 
Southern Adventist University, 
and the University of Tennessee at 
Chattanooga. Films will be shown in 
a Chattanooga theatre at 7 and 9 p.m. 
April 7. 




"We hope to expand the program 
to include showings downtown 
(in Chattanooga), an educational 
component, and an awards 
presentation, " said Mr. Chris Clark, 
assistant professor of communication 
studies. 

The festival features films by 
college students in the region who 
submit original work. He said the 
films must be shorter than 20 minutes 
and may be either documentary or 
narrative works. "We expect 10 to 15 
entries," he said. 

After the festival, the Facebook 
website will be open for voting on 
a variety of awards which will be 
presented to the filmmakers. 



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Presidential 
cholarship event 



More than 60 Presidential Scholars 
visited Bryan the weekend of Feb. 
25-26 to compete for Presidential Merit 
Scholarships, the highest academic 
award presented by the college. 

Campus Visit Coordinator Hannah 
Lee said the prospective students 
and their parents spent the weekend 
learning about the college, financial 
aid opportunities, and admissions 
procedures as well as participating in 
the scholarship competition process. 

After a reception to meet faculty 
members on Friday, the Presidential 
Scholars and their parents were 
honored at a banquet that night. 
On Saturday, the scholars were 
interviewed by faculty committees. 
Faculty members select the 
Presidential Merit Scholars for the 
coming school year. 

During the banquet Student 
Government Association President 
Alison Young, also a Presidential 
Scholar, told the students they need 
to consider more than the obvious 
answers when they face the question 
"Why do you want to be a Presidential 
Scholar?" 

If you work down to the core issue, 
"if you get to the basis of your joy and 



find 'you/ you have a problem. Only 
one thing can bear the weight of all the 
joy you want, and that is God," she 
said. 

Michael Sapienza, vice president 
for enrollment management, told 
the guests that Bryan's development 
through the years has come because 
of a commitment to honor its mission 
statement, "educating students to 
become servants of Christ to make a 
difference in today's world." 

Focusing on the "make a 
difference" aspect, he said the college 
works to develop ways for students to 
serve in their world, highlighting the 
Acts Project, the Worldview Initiative, 
Summit Ministries, MLK Community 
Service Day, and Practical Christian 
Involvement as areas in which 
students can make a difference. 





Alurnxii Invited to 

Study in %eece, 

help Students 

A study trip to Greece and Turkey 
is open to alumni and friends of Bryan 
College who want a first-hand look 
at biblical sites and to interact with 
Christians in those countries, Dr. 
David Morgan said. 

Dr. Morgan, assistant professor of 
biblical studies, said he and Dr. Kevin 
Burris from Toccoa Falls College are 
exploring the possibility of leading 
a trip to visit locations significant to 
biblical history and characters, to meet 
and share with national believers, 
and experience contemporary culture. 
The trip, planned for late December- 



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early January 2011-12, would have an 
educational component for students, 
but is open to interested alumni and 
friends of both colleges. 

Cost of the trip has not been 
determined, but is expected to be 
about $3,000. 



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Persons interested in participating 
in the study trip may contact Dr. 
Morgan at d.morgan@bryan.edu for 
more information. Also, individuals 
wishing to donate toward $250 
scholarships to assist students with 
the cost of the trip may contact him for 
details. 

"The pace will be fast and 
the sights and sounds will be 
memorable, " Dr. Morgan said. "We 
will practice our oratory skills at the 
Aeropagus where Paul preached to 
the Athenians. We will also follow 
John's encouragement to the seven 
churches of Asia Minor describing his 
apocalyptic visions/ 7 

Tentative plans call for the group to 
visit a number of locations including 
Istanbul, Troy, Ephesus, Colossae, 
Athens, Delphi, and Corinth. There 
would be informal lecture / discussions 
at dinner to help process the day's 
experiences. 

"Friends I have in Turkey and 
Greece will provide an intimate look 
at local customs and help us with a 
ministerial aspect," Dr. Morgan said. 
"I want us to spend time encouraging 
and speaking with believers in those 
areas to learn what life is like for them 
as they seek to follow Christ in life 
contexts that are very different from 
our own." 



Oak Ridge, Tenn., attorney Harry 
Lillard has donated his collection 
about William Jennings Bryan to 
Bryan College, noting the college's 
commitment to honor the legacy of 
Mr. Bryan. 

Mr. Lillard said his grandfather 
began the collection when he 
purchased Bryan's first book, The 
First Battle, an account of Bryan's first 
campaign for the presidency in 1896. 
His grandfather, a businessman and 
lawyer in Benton, Tenn., attended the 
Scopes Trial in Dayton in 1925, where 
Bryan assisted the prosecution. 

He pointed out that Bryan's father, 
Silas Lillard Bryan, was a distant 
relative of his branch of the Lillard 
family, which helped spark interest in 
the famed statesman and orator. 

While Mr. Lillard' s father was an 
engineer rather than a lawyer, he 
too shared an interest in Bryan and 
collected books about Bryan, passing 
them on to Mr. Lillard, who has 
practiced law in Oak Ridge for more 
than 50 years. 



The family connection as well as 
their shared profession as lawyers 
piqued his interest in Bryan, he said. 

When he realized his daughters did 
not share his interest, he decided to 
donate his collection to Bryan College. 
"I remembered that the citizens 
of Dayton had erected a college to 
Bryan's memory and thought, 'the 
perfect place for these is in the library 
of Bryan College.' If my grandfather 
and father were living, they would 
agree that that's the thing to do." 

Bryan President Dr. Stephen D. 
Livesay said Mr. Lillard' s gift is 
especially appreciated as the college 
seeks to enhance its Bryan-related 
resources. "Historians have described 
William Jennings Bryan as one of 
the most influential individuals in 
American history. Bryan College is 
planning to develop a museum and 
research center focusing on Mr. Bryan 
and his many contributions. Gifts such 
as this help bring that dream a step 
closer to reality." 




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In 1881, William Jennings Bryan delivered the 
valedictory address on his graduation from 
Illinois College and perhaps explained the 
reason he is remembered as one of the most 
influential individuals in American history 

"[T]here are those who have both influence 
through life and unending praises after death; there 
are those who have by their ability inspired the 
admiration of the people and held it by the purity 
of their character. It is often remarked that some 
men have a name greater than their works will 
justify; the secret lies in the men themselves/ 7 he 
said. 

Over the succeeding 44 years, Bryan secured 
for himself an enduring place in American life 
and history as much by his character as his 
accomplishments. He rose to prominence through 
a calculated effort on his part as well as his unusual 
skills as an orator. He maintained his position of 
influence because he never lost touch with what 
would be called in today's parlance "his base/ 7 

From his days at Illinois College, through his 
studies at the Union 
College of Law, to his 
move to Nebraska 
to further his legal 
career, Bryan had 
his sights set on 
political office. As a 
Democrat in largely 
Republican Nebraska, 
he championed causes 
that resonated with the 
common man — and 
his own understanding 
of Jeffersonian 
democracy — rather 
than simply parroting a party line, a plan that 
resulted in his election to Congress. 

With his conviction of the wisdom and Tightness 
of the common man, Bryan took concepts from the 
Populist party and other marginalized political 
groups and incorporated them into his political 
philosophy: "As the apostle of the politically 
deprived, he brought into the political system those 
who were left out. He gave a sense of belonging to 
people who were unaccustomed to being heard and 
power to those who were powerless. To be sure, 
he did not invent the proposals he championed. 
His own invaluable contribution lay in lifting these 
issues from the limiting and unpromising context 
of minor parties and state contests into the arena of 
national party politics" (Koenig 10). 

Bryan realized soon after his move to Nebraska 
that he was particularly gifted as an orator. His 
wife, Mary, writes in The Memoirs of William 

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Jennings Bryan, "He had spoken in a town in the 
western part of the state, came home on a night 
train, and arrived at daybreak. I was sleeping 
when he came in, and he awakened me. Sitting on 
the edge of the bed, he began: 'Mary, I have had a 
strange experience. Last night I found 
that I had power over the audience. ^ e 
I could move them as I chose. I 
have more than usual power as 
a speaker. I know it. God grant 
I may use it wisely/ (Bryan and 
Bryan 248-249). 

Nine years later, at age 36, he 
was nominated the first of three 
times for President after delivering 
his "Cross of Gold" speech. In that 
1896 campaign he changed the way major-party 
candidates solicited votes. Rather than staying 
home and letting reporters come to interview 
him, Bryan took his campaign on the road and 
logged more than 18,000 miles. He made about 
250 scheduled stops, spoke about 80,000 words a 
day, and was heard by some 5 million individuals 
(Kazin, 68). Despite his efforts, Bryan lost the 
election by some 600,000 votes. 

Following that first defeat he received thousands 
of letters of encouragement from disappointed 
followers. Bryan biographer Michael Kazin said, 
"Bryan had tapped into a deep well of spiritual 
longing. Many admirers embraced him because 
he so publicly campaigned in the name of 
Christian principles and was never known to have 
transgressed them" (Kazin 75). 

A second defeat followed in 1900, but his 
character as a Christian politician had propelled 
him to a position of leadership heretofore unknown 
on a national level, a leadership based on loyalty of 
his followers rather than that of other politicians. 

By 1912 Bryan essentially had resigned his 
presidential ambitions but had not lost his 
influence. His decision to support Woodrow 
Wilson was recognized widely as key to Wilson's 
nomination. "Walter Rauschenbusch wrote that the 
Baltimore convention 
'will stand out in our 
memory chiefly for 
the dramatic power of 
a single personality, 
strong in his sincerity 
and the trust of his 
countrymen, to wrest 
the control of his party 
at least for a time from 
evil hands'" (Kazin 
190). And Mary Bryan, 
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confidant Edward M. House, said of her husband's 
efforts, "It was a remarkable fight. Mr. Bryan... 
threw the opponents into confusion; they could not 
keep from blundering and he outgeneraled them 
at every point. After all their careful planning, he 
wrested the power from their hands' 7 (Seymour 70). 

His reward was appointment as secretary of 
state, a position he resigned after only two years 
when he disagreed with President Wilson over the 
President's response to Germany about the sinking 
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In his Memoirs, Bryan said he resigned because 
he believed the United States should honor the 
principle of arbitration before arbitraries embarked 
on war. He had negotiated treaties with 30 nations 
that incorporated that position while secretary of 
state and believed, even though there was no such 
treaty with Germany, the United States should 
honor that position. 

This commitment to principle over party was a 
characteristic recognized by President Franklin D. 
Roosevelt, whose administration built on many of 
the ideals Bryan espoused. Roosevelt saw Bryan 
"as the prototype of one who would rather be right 
than President. To Bryan, Roosevelt noted, 'political 
courage was not a virtue to be sought or attained, 
for it was an inherent part of the man. He chose his 
path not to win acclaim, but rather because that 
path appeared clear to him from his inmost beliefs. 
He did not have to dare to do what to him seemed 
right; he could not do otherwise' " (Koenig 11). 

Bryan left the last public office he held when 
he resigned as secretary of state but never lost 
his interest in politics. In the last ten years of his 
life, however, much of his attention was directed 
to an increasing concern about Darwin's theory 
of evolution and efforts to defend orthodox 
Christianity from the inroads of "modernism." It is, 
perhaps, this refocusing of his energies which today 
causes such a significant divide in opinions about 
the man. On one hand, he is considered a major 



force in American history, responsible for many 
progressive developments in the past century. On 
the other, he is caricatured, as in the play and movie 
Inherit the Wind as an ignorant reactionary, opposed 
to science and learning. 

But Stephen Jay Gould, late professor of geology 
at Harvard and one of the foremost spokesmen for 
evolutionary theory in the late 20th century, argues 
Bryan's position on evolution was consistent with 
his populist political philosophy and conservative 
Christian faith. He acknowledged that Bryan had 
a valid point in his criticisms: "I wish I could stop 
here with a snide comment on Bryan as Yahoo and 
a ringing defense for science's proper interpretation 
of Darwinism. But I cannot, for Bryan was right in 
one crucial way. [W]hen he said that Darwinism 
had been widely portrayed as a defense of war, 
domination, and domestic exploitation, he was 
right. Scientists would not be to blame for this 
if we had always maintained proper caution in 
interpretation and proper humility in resisting 
the extension of our findings into inappropriate 
domains" (qtd. in Cornelius and Davis 115). 

Bryan, no doubt, would have agreed with Dr. 
Gould's conclusion that his battle against evolution 
was consistent with positions he held throughout 
his life. Even his participation in the Scopes Trial, 
which seems to be the biggest stumbling block 
for his critics, can 
be traced to his 
leadership in the anti- 
evolution movement 
of the early 1920s and 
as a fundamentalist 
Christian. He 
peppered his 
statements in the trial 
with references to his 
political and religious 
ideals. Bryan's 
"Last Message," the 
summary argument 

he had planned to deliver at the close of the trial, 
a plan thwarted by the sudden conclusion of 
proceedings, ended with a nod to both politics and 
his faith: "If, on the other hand, the law is upheld 
and the religion of the school children protected, 
millions of Christians will call you blessed and, 
with hearts full of gratitude to God, will sing 
again that grand old song of triumph: 'Faith of our 
fathers... We will be true to thee till death!'" (Bryan 
and Bryan 556). 

At the Democratic National Convention in 
1904, when it appeared to many his political 
influence was waning, Bryan told delegates, "You 
may dispute whether I have fought a good fight, 




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you may dispute whether I have 
finished my course, but you 
cannot deny that I have kept the 
faith" (Kazin 117). 

Following his death in Dayton, 
Tenn., on July 21, 1925, he was 
laid to rest at Arlington National 
Cemetery His headstone bears the 
inscription "He Kept the Faith," a 
testimony to his Christian heritage 
and his political ideals. 

For further study: 

Bryan, William Jennings and 
Mary Baird Bryan. The Memoirs of 
William Jennings Bryan. Chicago: 
John C. Winston, 1925. 

Cornelius, Richard M. and Tom 
Davis, eds. Impact: The Scopes Trial, 
William Jennings Bryan, and Issues 
that Keep Revolving. Dayton, TN: 
Bryan College, 2000. 

Kazin, Michael. A Godly Hero: The 
Life of William Jennings Bryan. New 
York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. 

Koenig, Louis W. Bryan: A political 
Biography of William Jennings 
Bryan. New York: G.P. Putnam's 
Sons, 1971. 

Seymour, Charles. The Intimate 
Papers of Colonel House. Vol. 1. 
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1926. 2 
vols. 



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burning desire to see men and women reached with 
the Gospel has led Col. David and Claire Holland 
to establish scholarships at Bryan and several other 
Christian institutions of higher learning. 



The Charles Poindexter Mabry Scholarship, established in 
1999 honors Mrs. Holland's late father, Charles Poindexter 
Mabry. "My first preference is for it to benefit students who are 
planning to go into any type of ministry," Mrs. Holland said. 
"But we want it to help other students as well. Because Bryan 
gives such a foundation in the Gospel, we need people trained 
like that in the business world too." 



The Hollands chose Bryan for a scholarship grant because Mrs. Holland's father, a lawyer who had 
recently finished law school with Scopes Trial attorney Sue K. Hicks, had attended the trial with the 
help of Mr. Hicks. "That was one of the highlights of his life," she said. "He wrote about it and was 
interviewed several times. I grew up hearing about the trial." 

She and her sister inherited farmland purchased by their father, and "I had extra money coming 
from the farms and decided what I wanted to do with it was to establish scholarships," she explained. 

She learned about Bryan College when Judy Barth, wife of Director of Planned Giving Jim Barth, 
spoke at a Christian Womens Club meeting in Nashville. "After the meeting, I cornered Judy and 
told her about Daddy's interest in Bryan because of the trial. I told her I was thinking about starting a 
scholarship fund in memory of Daddy at Bryan. Jim got in touch with us, so that's what I did." 

The decision to support Bryan students was helped along by the example of Bryan alumni they 
know from their church in Nashville. The testimony of alumni in the church fellowship and at their 
jobs in the Nashville area confirmed their plans. 

"The Lord is putting on my heart that we need to be training His children and sharing the Gospel 
with the world. Society is going in the wrong direction," Mrs. Holland said. "We are getting the 
pleasure of helping folks share the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the world. I feel when young people go 
to a Christian college they have a knowledge of Jesus when they leave, and will share this with other 
people." 

Steve Keck, Bryan's director of development, said scholarships like the Hollands' may be 
established with cash or gifts-in-kind of assets, ^^* an d ma Y be set up to meet a donor's 
particular interests. For more information about a scholarship gift or other giving 

options, contact Mr. Keck at 423-775-7581 ^ or by email at steve.keck@bryan.edu, 



or Jim Barth at 423-775-7280 or by email at 



barthji@bryan.edu. 



What Kind of a Legacy Would You Like to Create? 




A Bequest is a gift made through your will or trust that 
benefits Bryan College scholarships and programs. 



There are several ways to make a bequest: 
• Specific dollar amount 



1 Percentage of your estat 

• Specific asset 

• Residue of your estate 



Bryan College 

P.O. Box 7000 

Dayton, TN 37321 

1-800-55BRYAN (2-7926) 
www.BryanGift.org 



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2ctor of Development Director of Planned Giving 

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For more information on how to create a lasting legacy through 
a bequest, please contact us or log on to our web site at 
www. Bryan Gift. org. 

We look forward to helping you ! 



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/ Way is in, the Bryan Commons Townhouses are filled, 
students are being educated and travelling around the 
world in service to Him, and things are rolling along. In a nutshell, 
what is Bryan College wanting to accomplish in the next ten years? 

As we have talked about and most of you know, Vision 2020 has 
been our blueprint, our road map for where we believe God is taking 
us. It is important for you to know what our President, Dr. Livesay, is 
thinking. When I first came on board, I attended a new faculty and 
staff dinner at the Livesay home. Got to meet all the new people. 
The women went inside, and us men stayed out to chew the fat. 
Not exactly the fireside scene from "Blazing Saddles/' but it was good 



college. Dr. Livesay had been cleaning up (as all good husbands do!) 
and came up in the middle of this conversation. He waited a minute and then said, "Gents, nothing happens, 
we do not take one step forward, we do not accomplish anything without THIS man!" He pointed to me and 
continued, "If he does not get the alums on board, if they do not catch the vision, if they do not re-engage, we 
will not be able to accomplish ANY of our goals!" 

Not sure if that qualifies for job security or insecurity!! 

Fast forward almost three years. My fellow alums, I am truly humbled at your love and reconnection 
with our alma mater. God has indeed accomplished great things through you already, and He is not done 
by a long shot. Case in point: we had probably the largest Homecoming ever, with a great sense of pride 
and gratefulness for what God has done. Last month, we had a Presidential Briefing in Florida with a small 
number of friends and alums. We led the group through The Master's Plan, a step-by-step plan to accomplish 
Vision 2020. The energy and enthusiasm that came from that was amazing. Many of you have been invited to 
a similar meeting in Naples, Fla. By the time you read this, that weekend will be over. I am confident you will 



Now what? What can we do now? First, I would ask you to put Bryan College on your prayer list. Keep us 
before the Lord on a regular basis. Specifically, pray for wisdom for the leadership of the college. Pray for the 
faculty who invest their very lives into the students. Next, pray for the students. We were all in their chairs, 
and we know the pressures they face. So many are involved in ministry, music, and athletics. Pray for balance. 

One more thing, and no, it's not about money!! Let me know how you are doing. Send me something to 
put in Lion Tracks for the next Bryan Life. Your friends want to know, what are you doing now? 



In His Graces 

David Tromanhouser, Alumni Director 




Christ Above All 17 Bryan Life Spring 2011 




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service/ 7 she said. 



LESTER PIFER, '46x, sends his 
greetings from Columbus, Ohio, 
where he and his wife, Bonnie, 
serve more than 900 senior adults 
at the Grace Brethren Church of 
Columbus, a church he had helped 
start. During his 70 years in the 
ministry, he served as a pastor and 
church planter including leading 
the Fellowship of Grace Brethren 
Churches. He said his Bryan 
experience laid the foundation for 
his life of church planting ministry. 



70's 



90s 



Dr. Douglas J. McKay, '71, 

has recently published his second 
book, Healing Words of Hope: 
Inspirational Essays of Hope Born of 
Suffering. This companion work 
to his first book, Where Is God 
When Life Hurts, is available at his 
website, www.drdouglasjmckay 
com. 



50s 



80s 



BEUTON (JOHNSON) 
RAPER, '54x, writes to say she 
continues to live in Columbus, 
Ohio, since her husband, William, 
died in 2006. She attends Village 
Baptist Church in Whitehall, 
a suburb of Columbus, where 
William served as pastor. "I have 
a very tender and good memory 
of Bryan as it helped me mature 
and find my place in the Lord's 

Lester Pifcr 



DAN, '89, and JAMIE 
(JEWELL), '90, HARRINGTON 

live in Largo, Fla., with their sons 
Chase, 10, and Aidan, 7. Dan 
serves as minister to students at 
Countryside Baptist Church in 
Clearwater, Fla., and is rejoicing 
in great things the Lord is doing. 
Jamie is an administrative assistant 
at Baycare Health Systems 
and teaches Sunday school at 
Countryside Baptist. 



DENNIS, '94, and JULIE 
(BENGTSON), '93, RUNNER 

have been commissioned by the 
North American Mission Board as 
Mission Service Corps missionaries 
to minister to international 
students at Purdue University. 
They hope to begin their ministry 
in August. To learn more, contact 
the runners at drjarunner@carolina. 
rr.com or visit their website, 
www.therunnerfamilyweebly 
com. Dennis and Julie have four 
children: Rebekah, 13; Katie, 11; 
Emily, 8; and Nathan, 4, and live in 
Charlotte, N.C. 

DIANA (WHORLEY), '98, and 
Bob NAYLOR announce the birth 
of their daughter, Amelia Grace, 
on May 2, 2010. Amelia weighed 7 
lbs., and was 20.5 inches long. She 
joins big brother Jay den Michael 
Abraham, 4. The Naylors live in 
Nicholasville, Ky., where Diana 
works part-time from home and 
Bob teaches high school science 



JD, U.S. Rep. Sipmccr Backus, 
& Justin Simmon 





Margot Gordon 

and is an officer in the Army 
Reserve. 

J.D., '98, and LYNETTE 
SIMPSON, '99, are founders 
of an organization called Three 
Hots and a Cot, a ministry to 
provide housing and services to 
homeless veterans in the Center 
Point, Ala., area. They recently 
opened their second house and are 
serving nearly 25 veterans as they 
transition to an independent life off 
the streets. 

PAUL, '99, and Nicole 
GORDON announce the birth of 
their first child, Margot Eloise, on 
Oct. 21, 2010. Margot weighed 8 
lbs., 1 oz., and was 22 inches long. 
Paul is a credit risk manager at 
First Niagra Bank and serves as 
stewardship pastor at Terra Nova 
Church in Troy, N.Y. 



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JOLENE (ERICKSON), '02x, 
and Cory WEBSTER announce 
the birth of their first child, Isabelle 
Rose, on Aug. 22, 2010. Isabelle 
weighed 6 lbs., 4 oz., and was 19 
inches long. The Webster family 
lives in Poulsbo, Wash. Cory is a 
corrections officer at the county 
jail and Jolene is an accountant at a 
CPA firm where she is able to take 
Isabelle to work with her. 

MICHELLE LARGENT, 

'02, and Ryan Banahan were 
married Sept. 18, 2010, with 
Dr. RAYMOND LEGG, '07H, 
officiating. Alumni in the 
wedding party included KELLY 
(AMBROSE) BRAUN-DUIN and 
SARA (CANTRELL) DRAKE, 
both '02. Also in attendance was 
ERIN (DAVIS) WISEHART, '02. 

TIM and BROOKE (WILSON) 
SHOREY, both '03, announce 
the birth of their second son, 
Nephesh (Neph) Liron, on Dec. 



The Webster Family 







Ryan & Michelle Banahan 

8, 2010. Neph, whose name 
means "my soul's joy/ 7 joins 
big brother Timothy, 2 Vi. Tim 
recently accepted a position as vice 
president of managed care services 
with MedAssets, Inc. The Shorey 
family has moved to Riverdale, 
N.J., from Island Heights, N.J. 

VICTORIA ANNE FLOWERS, 
'05, and Sandesh Vijayanand Patole 
were marred Aug. 14, 2010, in 
Louisville, Ky. PAMELA (DAVIS) 
HOLLIS, '05, was a bridesmaid 
and BETHANY (PERSEGHETTI) 
WRIGHT, '07, also attended. The 
Patoles live in Upstate New York 
where Sandesh is a medic in the 
U.S. Army. They enjoy spending 
time with other Army families and 
welcoming internationals into their 
home as an outreach ministry. 

PAMELA DAVIS, '05, and 

Brian Hollis were married Dec. 
18, 2010, in Dayton, Term. Alumni 
in the wedding party included 
ELAINE DAVIS, '03; DANIELLE 
REBMAN, '08; BONNIE-MARIE 
YAGER, '07; and HAVALA 

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Sandesh & Victoria Patolc 

BOWER, '05. ANDREW DAVIS, 
'10, read in the ceremony. Pamela's 
parents are SUSAN (WADDELL), 
'74, and TOM DAVIS, '06H. Brian 
is a test engineer at National Safe 
Skies Alliance, and Pamela teaches 
in the English department and 
directs the Writing Center at Bryan. 
They live in Sweetwater, Term. 

LAURA NEWPORT, '07, and 

Justin Smith, a continuing student, 
were married in Spring City, 
Tenn., May 29, 2010. The wedding 
party included KARA (LIVESAY) 
WOODWORTH '07; CHRISTY 
(NOEL) CHAMBERS '08; ERICA 
SMITH '10; KORI (WRIGHT) 
HOLLAND '09, and current 
students Amy Newport, Daniel 
Newport, Drew Zimmerman, 
and John Rogers. Current student 
Emilie Belisle and ZACH YOUNG, 
'07x, provided music. The Smiths 
live in Dayton, Tenn. Laura 
teaches fifth grade at Spring City 
Elementary, and Justin is finishing 
his degree in exercise and health 
science with teaching licensure this 
May. 

Brian & Pamela Hollis 



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TIM WILSON, '08, is an 

instructor at the Tennessee 
Technology Center in Athens, and 
is nearing completion of a Master's 
degree in educational leadership 
at Tennessee Technological 
University. 

TIM HARRIS, '09, and TARYN 
HAUGHT, '10, were married July 
31, 2010, in LaGrange, Ga. Alumni 
in the wedding party included 
bridesmaids AUDREY ANN 
SANDERS, '10; EMILY (ECHOLS) 
TRUAX, '10; and KYLA HILL, 
'10; and groomsmen TAYLOR 
HOLLINGSWORTH, '09; and 
DAVID VILLANUEVA, '09. 
Current student Trevor Haught, 
the bride's brother, also was a 
groomsman. Tim and Taryn live in 
Newnan, Ga., where Tim works at 
Chick-fil-A corporate headquarters. 



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DAVID, '10, and Leigh 
(continuing student) BEISNER 
announce the birth of their son, 
Ethan Nathaniel, "Nate/ 7 on 
Feb. 16, 2011. Nate weighed 7 
lbs., 11 oz., and was 20 inches 
long. The Beisner family lives 
in Dayton, Tenn., where David 
is media specialist for the Bryan 
Advancement Department. 

KATIE NEWSOME, '10, a 

first-grade teacher at Spring 
City Elementary School, Spring 
City, Tenn., received a "Golden 
Apple Award" for outstanding 
influence on her students. She 
was nominated for the award, 
presented by Chattanooga 
television station WDEF, by the 
mother of one of her students. 



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Scott Newton 

NAIA Ail-American Honorable Mention 

Co-AAC Player of the Year 

AAC All-Conference 1st Team 

Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete 

AAC All-Academic Team 




basketball honors 







Xavierian McCall 

AAC All-Conference 3rd Team 
AAC All-Defensive Team 



Anna Thomas 

AAC All-Conference 2nd Team 

Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete 

AAC All-Academic Team 




Sara Barnett 

Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete 
AAC All-Academic Team 



Bethany McArthur 

AAC All-Academic Team 





Jessica Southern 

Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete 
AAC All-Academic Team 



Shea Thomas 

Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete 
AAC All-Academic Team 



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faculty/staff notes 




Dr. Bob Andrews spoke to the 
Chattanooga Tax Practitioners about 
"Socrates and the Potter Box: A 
Thumbnail Sketch and Quick Review 
of Business Ethics" in January. 

Dr. J. Daryl Charles is co-editor of 
a collection of essays on Christian 
faith and culture titled Thriving in 
Babylon: Essays in Honor ofAJ. 
Conyers, published in the Princeton 
Theological Monograph Series of 
Pickwick Publications November 
2010 edition. He also contributed 
the foreword to Natural Law: A 
Lutheran Appraisal (edited by R.C. 
Baker for Concordia Publishing 
House), and the essay "Bad Ideas 
and their Consequences" to the 
January/February issue of the journal 
Touchstone. 

Dr. Jud Davis read a paper at the 
Evangelical Theological Society, 
"Genesis 1-3 and the New Testament: 
Apostolic Exegesis and Christocentric 
Soteriology." 

Mr. Matt Davis passed the CompTIA 
A+ certification exams. 

Mr. Matt Dillard passed the CompTIA 
Network+ certification exam. Mr. 
Dillard and Mr. Luke Hathaway were 

graduated from the Bryan Adult 
Degree Completion Program in 
December. 

Dr. Beth Impson had a review of John 
Gardner's book On Moral Fiction 
published in The Christendom Review 
in the November 2010 issue. The title 
of the review is "Getting the Elephant 

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off the Baby: A Look Back at John 
Gardner's On Moral Fiction." 

Mr. Matt Johnson has been hired as 
director of institutional effectiveness 
and planning, replacing Mrs. Sarah 
Nichols, who resigned in December. 

Mrs. Kim Keck and Dr. Sigrid Luther 

performed a Christmas program for 
the Chattanooga Music Teachers 
Association in December. 

Mr. Steve Keck, director of 
development, has earned the 
Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy 
designation from the Richard D. Irwin 
Graduate School of the American 
College, Bryan Mawr, Pa. He had to 
complete at least three courses in 
philanthropic studies at the Irwin 
Graduate School and pass six hours of 
written examinations. 

Mr. Ryan Ladner has been hired as 
director of online operations. He 
will be responsible for recruiting, 
student services, and support for 
online electives, graduate and 
undergraduate programs in the 
School of Adult and Graduate Studies. 

Mrs. Corinne Livesay attended 
the Society for Human Resource 
Management workshop entitled 
"Driving Capacity: HR's Strategic 
Role in Developing Leaders" in 
Chattanooga in January. She 
recently received her re certification 
as a Senior Professional in Human 
Resources with the HR Certification 
Institute. 



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Ms. Danielle Lovins and Mr. Bryan 
Saylor, both December Bryan 
graduates, have been hired as 
admissions counselors. 

Dr. Ron Petitte was the only American 
to attend a by-invitation-only 
conference on advancing the fight 
against child trafficking sponsored 
by the London Metropolitan Police 
in December at New Scotland 
Yard, London, England. The 
conference was attended by 160 
European government and police 
representatives. He had a private 
tour of the Houses of Parliament and 
attended a closed-door session in the 
House of Commons where Scotland 
Yard detectives briefed Members 
of Parliament on efforts of joint 
investigative teams from Scotland 
Yard and the Romanian National 
Police Forces fighting the influx of 
Roma children being trafficked to 
London. 

Mrs. Polly Revis attended an OCLC 
webinar in November on "When to 
Input a New Record." 

Dr. Roger Sanders presented a paper 
titled "Taxonomy of Lantana sections 
Lantana: Status and Challenges" at 
the annual meeting of the Tennessee 
Academy of Science in November at 
Tennessee Technological University. 

Mrs. Kathryn Saynes and Mrs. 
Jennifer Travis took 21 education 
majors to the annual Association 
of Christian Schools International 
Birmingham Educator Convention in 
January in Birmingham, Ala. 

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Dr. Mel Wilhoit led the Bryan Flute 
Ensemble in a program of Christmas 
music as part of a fund-raiser by the 
Rhea Medical Center to purchase new 
equipment. In December, he sang 
with the Jeff Rouche Chorale in its 
annual Carol and Candlelight service 
at Southern Adventist University 
Church in Collegedale, Tenn., and 
with the Chattanooga Bach Choir in a 
noontime advent service at St. Paul's 
Episcopal Church in Chattanooga. 
His article, "You Can't Make a 
Monkey Out of Me: Scopes Trial 
Songs" appears in Jubilate, Amen: A 
Festschrift in Honor of Donald Hustad 
(Pendragon Press, 2011). 

Dr. Todd Wood, director of the Center 
for Origins Research, had published in 
the Journal of Evolutionary Biology a 
response to an article "Using creation 
science to demonstrate evolution?" 




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If you have been graduated from 
Bryan for more than 50 years and 
would like to share memories of 
your time on the Hill with Bryan 
Life readers, please write between 
300 and 400 words and send them to 
Bryan Life, Bryan College, P.O. Box 7000, 
Dayton, TN 37321 or email to alumni@ 

bryan.edu. Please include a current 
picture of yourself. While we 
can't promise to publish 
every submission, we will 
consider all for publication 
in future editions of 
Bryan Life. 




Jim Joyner, director of Lean, Quality, 
and Service at Card-Monroe Corp., 
Chattanooga, TN, spoke to Dr. Jeff Boyce's 
business classes in February. 



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Cecil Eggert 




Celia Dixon 


Kermit Zopfi 




James & Helen Johnson 


Kermit Zopfi 




David & Gwen Mercer 


Kermit Zopfi 




David Zopfi 


Kermit Zopfi 




Everett & Onalee Garmon 


Kermit Zopfi 




Celia Dixon 


Fred Bedford 




George & Joan Harris 


Nathan Tung 




James & Helen Johnson 


David Harmon 




John B. Bartlett 


Ruth Bartlett 




Donald & Evelyn Freeland 


Ruth Bartlett 




William Paul 


Martha Paul 




Howard & Tickle Ragland 


Jessie Hambright 




Karen Hoffman 




Drs. Blair & Louise Bentley 


Vern Boss 


Clyde Boeddeker 




Daniel Boeddeker 


Clyde Boeddeker 




Thomas & Elizabeth Sullivan 


Clyde Boeddeker 




Daniel Boeddeker 




Constance M. Boeddeker 


Daniel Boeddeker 




Elizabeth A. Sullivan 


Tom & Mary Frances Carlson 


Lucile A. Rudd 




Tom & Mary Frances Carlson 


Judson A. Rudd 




Walter & Diane Simians 




Dr. William E. Brown 


Charles & Beatrice Hicks 




Drs. David & Sigrid Luther 


Laura Cather 


Violet Cather 


Bill (Preacher) Cather 


David & Rosemary Day 




Christina Day 



David & Rosemary Day 



Kathleen Classen 



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David and Linda Ackerson 




G. Michael Smith 


Thomas & Elizabeth Sullivan 


Linda Minter Peterson 




Thomas & Elizabeth Sullivan 


Mildred Ross 




Thomas & Elizabeth Sullivan 


Keith Kiser 




Thomas & Elizabeth Sullivan 


Malcolm J. Hester 




Thomas & Elizabeth Sullivan 


Stephen L. Goehring 




Thomas & Elizabeth Sullivan 


Theodore Mercer 





David & Rosemary Day 
Craig & Stephanie Walvatne 
David and Linda Ackerson 
Thomas & Elizabeth Sulliv 
Thomas & Elizabeth Sulliv 
Thomas & Elizabeth Sulliv 
Thomas & Elizabeth Sulliv 
Thomas & Elizabeth Sulliv 
Thomas & Elizabeth Sulliv 
Donald & Evelyn Freeland 
Mamie Hinch 
Edwin & Joanne Hollatz 
Thomas & Elizabeth Sullivan 
Donald & Evelyn Freeland 
Mamie Hinch 
Edwin & Joanne Hollatz 
Thomas & Elizabetl 
Thomas & Elizabetl 
Thomas & Elizabetl 
Thomas & Elizabetl 
Thomas & Elizabetl 
Thomas & Elizabetl 
Paul & Lorna Nunn 
Gene Housley 
Dirk & Karen Hoffman 
David & Charlotte McSpadden 
Paul Whisnant 
William A. Venable III 



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Harold A. Young 
Mary Ellen Housley 

Anna C. Robinson 

Ruth Whisnant 

Rev & Mrs. William A. Venable, Jr. 



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David Classen 



Thomas & Elizabeth Sullivan 


Constance M. Boeddeker 


Thomas & Elizabeth Sullivan 


Daniel C. Boeddeker 


Thomas & Elizabeth Sullivan 


Timothy M. Boeddeker 


Thomas & Elizabeth Sullivan 


Andrew L. Boeddeker 


Thomas & Elizabeth Sullivan 


Stephen R. Gintz 


Thomas & Elizabeth Sullivan 


Jackson H. Gintz 



Richard Cornelius 




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DOROTHY S. KELLER, '49x, of Gardners, Pa., died 
July 29, 2009. 

Dr. LEONARD MEZNAR, '51, of Columbia, S.C., 
died Nov. 14, 2010. 

EILEEN (MELLICK) JONES, '51x, of Ashland, 
Ohio, died Oct. 31, 2010. 

JOYCE (BROWN) BOHALL, '52x, of Randolph, 
N.Y., died Nov. 22, 2010. 

ROSE MARIE (BROWN) MARTIN, '53, of 

Warsaw, Ind., died Oct. 27, 2010. 

NATHAN TUNG, '54, of Harrison, Tenn., died 
Sept. 17, 2010. 

EDYTHE (HOWSDEN) KIRTLEY, '54, of Union 
Star, Mo., died Jan. 15, 2011. 



SARAH M. (DAVIS) GIBSON, '56, of Easley, S.C., 
died Dec. 20, 2010. 

Word has been received that WILMA 
(ANGLEBRANDT) CRUMP, '58x, of Raleigh, N.C., 
has died. 

CHLOE (BAKER) DORSEY, '60, of Dayton, Term., 
died Feb. 16,2011. 

Rev. HAROLD YOUNG, '61x, of Lookout 
Mountain, Ga., died Nov. 25, 2010. 

MARY ELLEN HOUSLEY, '71, of Dayton, Tenn., 
died October 16, 2010. 

KURT DIBBLE, '71, of Kingsport, Tenn., died 
February 13, 2011. 



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