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Bryan Life 

A publication of Bryan College 
Volume 37, Number 4 

Editorial Office: 

Bryan College 

P.O. Box 7000 

Dayton, TN 37321-7000 

(423) 775-2041 

Bryan College Board of Trustees 

Mr. Jonathan L. Bennett 
Cypress, Texas 

Mrs. Delana Bice 
Houston, Texas 

Dr Robert Coddington 
Hixson, Term. 

Mr. J. Wayne Cropp 
Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Mr. Ralph Green 
Dayton, Tenn. 

Col. John Haynes 
Lilburn, Ga. 

Mr. David W. Kinsey 

Rev. Howard Park 
Pelham, Ala. 

Mr. T. Ramon Perdue 
Lookout Mountain, Ga. 

Hon. Lawrence Puckett 
Cleveland, Tenn. 

Dr. Arliss Roaden 
Brentwood, Tenn. 

Mr. Jeff Ryan 
Richardson, Texas 

Mrs. Betty Ruth Seera 
Dayton, Tenn. 

Dr. Mark Senter III 
Lake Forest, 111. 

Mr. David Spoede 
Dallas, Texas 

Mr. Mark Trail 
Tyrone, Ga. 

Mr. Barry Whitney 

Mr. James R. Wolfe 
Noblesville, Ind. 

* Mr. Glenn Stophel 
Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Legal Counsel 

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Stephen D. Livesay 


Tom Davis, '06H 


Dean Bell, '11 

Vice President for Advancement 

Blake Hudson 

Director of Development 

Steve Keck 

Director of Planned Giving 

Jim Barth, '57 

Director of i 
David Tromai 

Director of Direct Response 
Marketing/Database Mgr. 

Janice Pendergrass 

Office Assistant and Event Planner 

Paulakay Franks, '84 

Assistant Graphic Designer 

Stephanie Huskey, '10 


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God's grace is truly amazing. How he has sustained Bryan this 
year and each of our past 81 years is a tremendous testimony to 
his providential grace. As I reflect on this past academic year, our 
graduation in December, our two graduations this May, and as I look ahead into this summer, 
it is so clear that His graces abounds. I know that God honors His word and those who seek a Kingdom 
perspective in their lives. At Bryan, we seek to fervently maintain our mission and to see that Kingdom 
perspective lived out among our graduates. 

Our feature article in this edition of Bryan Life focuses on our Christian Studies Division and our desire 
to place a Christian world view at the center of the college. Helping our students to learn how to think 
Christianly about their world is the very essence of every course of study and of every program that we offer. 

Through God's grace, the college achieved a decade's old dream of opening a campus in Knoxville, Tenn., 
for our adult and graduate students. The courses of study that the students will take at that campus are 
permeated with a Christian worldview and reflect our mission. This spring our accrediting agency granted 
us authorization to offer Bachelor's and Master's degrees online, and this has quickly become our fastest- 
growing mode of instruction. 

If you haven't visited our website recently, take time to check out our new design at You 
will see there the results of a year-long project that has involved every department on campus. For crafting 
this beautiful and functional site, our thanks go to Corinne Livesay, director of web communications (and also 
my wife); Ryan Harrell, web designer and programmer; and David Beisner, media specialist. 

As students return to campus this fall, they will notice renovations to Rudd Auditorium, including work 
on the stage. The renovations will continue during the summers of 2012 and 2013 as we update the entire 
facility. When completed, Rudd Auditorium will have all new seating, lights, sound, and the addition of 350 
seats in the balcony. Rudd is the first project in The Master's Plan to increase our Dayton campus enrollment 
to 900 students. Full details about the Master's Plan, the second phase in our Strategic Plan: Vision 2020, are 
available at 

Our students have been involved in many ministries around the globe this summer as part of our ACTS 
Project that allows students to learn to live missionally with the gifts and abilities that God has given to them. 

God's grace to our students and to all of us in the Bryan community is truly a testimony to his faithfulness. 
And because of this amazing grace, may we "excel in every good work." 

Stephen D. Livesay 

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One hundred ninety- 
nine students received 
diplomas, 23 others 
were recognized in 
anticipation of their graduation, 
and seven "Golden Grads" 
were recognized on the 50th 
anniversary of their graduation 
as Bryan celebrated its 82nd 
commencement May 7. 

Festivities began Friday 
afternoon, as members of the 
Class of 1961 met to catch up with 
each other and to tour the campus. 
Later, following a dinner in their 
honor, they prayed for the Class of 
2011 at the conclusion of the new 
graduates' Vespers service. 

Dr. Sample addresses the Golden Grads. 

During their dinner, Academic 
Vice President Dr. Bradford 
Sample, standing in for President 
Dr. Stephen D. Livesay who 
was attending his daughter's 
graduation from nursing school, 
told the Golden Grads that while 
the campus has changed, the heart 
of Bryan College remains the same 
as in their day. 

"If all we are doing is teaching 
history, math, and other useful 
subjects, there is no need for 
Bryan College to exist/ 7 he said. 
Honoring the college's mission, 
educating students to become 
servants of Christ to make a difference 
in today's world, is the reason the 
college remains. "If we don't do 
that, we have failed." 

But he told the Class of 1961 
that the college's commitment 
to its mission and motto, Christ 
Above All, remains strong. 

And during the Vespers service, 
he encouraged the Class of 2011 
to live their lives in ways that 
would honor their Lord as well as 
the Class of 1961 and alumni who 
have gone before them. 

Vespers offered a time for 
seniors to reflect, with speakers 





and Alison Young 

agreeing that their time at Bryan 

has changed them personally and 

as a group. 

"Just knowing you (her 
classmates) has meant so much 
to me because that has helped me 
know myself," Kelly said. 

Drew pointed out that the 
seniors are leaving "to make a 
new home and make new friends 
and be a blessing to them." 

Alison added, "I came to Bryan 
to play volleyball. It's amazing 
how the Lord has changed me." 

Dr. Sample told the graduates, 

Emily and Jason Hundley put their education to work in Romania before getting 
down to the business of jobs and life after college. 

The couple was invited by Molly (Gehring, '10) and David ('09) Sutton to direct 
a play— in English— in Lasi, Romania, at a school where David's father serves on the 

"The school is known for teaching English, and the show will be in English," Jason 
explained. "They want to do a show as an outreach and present the Gospel. 

Since they had only a week to work with the cast and build the set, Emily and 
Jason did as much preliminary work as possible before they left. They said their 
preparations included collecting costumes and fabric for costumes, designing the set 
and, once they have the stage dimensions, determining "blocking"— placement of 
actors on stage for each scene. 

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Andrew Zimmerman 

"I hope that you are walking out 
our doors with a deeper faith in 
Jesus Christ and will live up to our 
motto, Christ Above All. 

"My charge to you is to be like 
those of the Class of 1961, many of 
whom have run the race of life by 
following Jesus very closely and 
even now look out over this place 
and are praying for you. 

"In the words of one of my 
favorite authors, A.W. Tozer, 
'Pursue God/ I believe that if 
you pursue God with all your 
heart you will have a rich and 
rewarding life ahead of you, and 
I don't mean a life of wealth and 
comfort, but a satisfying life — one 
lived well — and full of meaning." 

On Saturday, for the first 
time, both the School of Arts 
and Sciences, comprising the 
traditional programs of the 
college, and the School of Adult 

Christina Siebold 

and Graduate Studies, held their 
separate graduations on the 

In the morning service, 
members of the Class of 1961 
were presented their Golden 
Anniversary Diplomas before 
Andrew Zimmerman, who 
earned both B.A. and B.S. degrees, 
delivered his graduation address. 

He encouraged his fellow 
graduates to "seek the questions 
whose answers have significance 
to everyone throughout all time. 
There is a great temptation to 
focus our lives exclusively on 
particular events and forget the 
universal continuity that defines 

Second, "value people more 
than you value accomplishments. 
We are apt to pursue the success 
and strength of institutions and 
forget that they must exist solely 

Carrie Fitzsimmons 

to make humanity more humane. 

"Lastly, to have any possibility 
of making the vapor of life 
meaningful requires a death to 
self. Only in giving up on self- 
aggrandizement, self-fulfillment, 
and self-sustained security can 
anyone find enduring purpose. 
The truth is that our life is far too 
valuable to waste it by hoarding it 
on ourselves. We must spend and 
give it away until there is nothing 

During the Adult and Graduate 
Studies commencement Saturday 
afternoon, Carrie Fitzsimmons, 
speaking for MBA graduates, said, 
"When I think about the past 18 
months, I often view it in light of 
David. While the world gave me 
a list of 'cannots/ God gave me 
the strength and the courage to 
fight against unbelief — even when 
it came from myself. Today, we 

While it might not be unusual for a new college graduate to find a government 
job, Jandi Heagen is going to extremes for hers. 

Jandi, a politics and government major, will become an assistant to Gardenia 
Aisek, director of education for Chuuk State in the Federated States of Micronesia. 

"Chuuk is a U.S. protectorate and is supposed to conform to U.S. education 
standards, but their educational system leaves a lot to be desired/' Jandi said. 
"Mrs. Aisek was educated in the United States and has a lot of vision. She is trying 
to build the educational infrastructure. 

"I will be like an executive assistant to Mrs. Aisek, probably travel with her to 
the outer islands, and do administrative duties for her/' 

This opportunity came about when a team of administrators from Bryan 
traveled to Chuuk during the fall semester and met with Mrs. Aisek. Ben Williams, 
director of the Worldview Initiative, emailed Jandi during that visit "and it just 
clicked/' she said. 

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Congratulations, grads! 

are here to celebrate a remarkable 
accomplishment because we faced 
a task head on and we won!" 

Degree Completion Program 
speaker Christina Siebold 
challenged graduates to extend 
the support they received during 
their schooling to others. "Let 
us actively work to find those 
in our schools and communities 
and neighborhoods who need 
encouragement and support — 
those working to make a better life 
for themselves and their families 
just like we are. Let's share with 
them the wisdom we have learned 
here at Bryan/ 7 

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From left, Theresa Rynders McKinney, Malcom Herndon, Martha Sides 
Frank Huston, Bonnie Mayes Standifer, Jim Fickley, and Lois Williams 

Justus Stout 


Sharon Smythe, a biology major, traveled to South Africa to put her degree to work 
before she pursues graduate studies. 

Sharon worked as an intern in the Kruger National Park near Hoedspruit, South 
Africa, assisting in predator-prey analyses, elephant studies, and water table 
monitoring. Among other things, she will be trying to determine what animals in the 
park the lions eat and how that affects the prey species. 

She worked for two summers at a small zoo and did an internship at the 
Chattanooga, Tenn., zoo, but had never worked on a research project like this. Her 
efforts contributed to long-term studies going on in the park. 

Long-term, she plans to pursue a graduate degree in conservation or ecology. 

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Laura Pearce, a Business Administration: Management major, plans to begin work 
at Pacific Islands University (PIU) on Guam in January as coordinator for their student 
missions program. 

Bryan alumna Stephanie Wise, '00, and another PIU staff member lead the 
university's Serving Unreached Regions for God's Glory program, "but they have full- 
time jobs and need someone to manage the program," Laura explained. 

Using her experience coordinating Bryan's Break for Change program for two years 
and life-learning as a missionary kid, she hopes to develop a program that encourages 
Micronesian students to become missionaries, not simply welcome missionaries into 
their lives. Her choice of a business major fit her plans to develop managerial skills 
with a position such as this in mind. 

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Jonathan Davis, third base 
All-Conference Team 
Gold Glove Team 
All-Academic Team 

DeWayne Boyd, catcher 
All-Conference Team 

Zach Vick, catcher 
Gold Glove Team 

All-Academic Team 
Steven Brown 
Jordan Day 
Josh Harris 
Andrew Smith 
Tyler Wooden 


Jennifer Keener 

AAC All-Academic Team 


Dean Hoare 

AAC All-Tournament Team 


Bryson Harper 

5th in the 3k, NAIA Ail-American (second time) 

Alyssia Lindsay 

AAC 1500 and 800 meter conference champion 

All-Conference Team 

Athlete of the Meet 
Ericka Simpson 

1500 and 800 meter All-Conference Team 
Bryson Harper 

800 meter conference champion 
Jason McLeod 

1500 meter conference champion 

800 meter All-Conference Team 
Hunter Hall 

5k All-Conference Team 
Zach Buffington 

5k conference champion 
Josh Ball 

100 meter dash All-Conference 

4x400 All-Conference Team 
Bryson Harper, Jason McLeod 
Josh Ball, and Drew Nunnelly 

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Jordan Day 

Josh Harris 

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Andrew Smith 

Tyler Wooden 


Jennifer Keener 

Bryson Harper 

Alyssia Lindsay 

Ericka Simpson 

Jason McLeod 
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TorNado CLEaN-u 

The bright sunshine and 
fluffy clouds of Thursday, April 
28, offered stark contrast to the 
ominous thunderheads and 
howling winds that marked the 
previous day 

On the ground lay shattered 
trees decorated with pieces of pink 
insulation, accented with twisted 
sheet of metal roofing. Homes and 
outbuildings on Dayton Mountain 
were destroyed, timberlands 
turned into kindling, utility poles 
snapped in two or sucked from 
the ground, and hundreds of 
residents of Rhea and Bledsoe 
counties faced the daunting task 
of digging out and rebuilding. 

An area on the mountain some 
10 miles from Bryan's campus and 
near the homes of three operations 
staff members was devastated 
by a tornado, one of hundreds 
reported that Wednesday that 
claimed more than 300 lives 
across the Southeast. At least four 
residents of the Dayton Mountain 
community were among those 

Early Thursday, Director of 
Physical Plant Doug Scott and six 


Mobile home destroyed by the April tornado 

David Morgan 

of his crew loaded up chain saws 
and fuel and headed to the east 
side of the disaster area. "We were 
trying to give something back to 
the community/ 7 he said. 

Herman Downey, Steve Sharpe, 
Kyle Headlee, Gary Cheon, David 
Morgan, Ryan Kerley, and Mr. 
Schott spent most of the day 
on the mountain, first clearing 
trees from a road then fanning 
out through the New Harmony 
community to help cut trees away 
from houses and driveways. 

At lunchtime, Karen Randen, 
landscaping coordinator, brought 
a meal donated by A.J. Caudill 
and his staff at Pioneer College 
Caterers, Bryan's food service 
provider. "I asked him to send 
food for about a dozen, because 
I figured we'd have some other 
people drop by/ 7 Mr. Scott said. 
"He must have sent enough for 
20 people, because I think we fed 
about half the Dayton Electric 
Department crew as well/ 7 

"Dayton and Rhea County 
have a long history of supporting 
Bryan College, and we are so 
appreciative of their help, 77 Bryan 
President Dr. Stephen D. Livesay 
said. "It 7 s a privilege for us to 
return the favor in some small 
way as our operations staff did 
in the wake of the tornado. I 
know the families devastated 
by the storm will be a long time 
rebuilding, but I want them to 
know that our thoughts and 
prayers, and as we are able, our 

resources, are with them in this 
tragedy. 77 

PorW l_Eads 

Aaron Porter is quickly 
learning he made a good decision 
when he accepted the offer to 
become Bryan's admissions 

While the early days of his 
tenure were devoted to getting 
acquainted, learning his way 
around campus, and helping tie 
up loose ends for the incoming 
freshman class, he was thinking 
long-term about reaching 
enrollment goals for Vision 2020. 

"Vision 2020 has very lofty 
goals and Dr. Livesay is passionate 
about them, 77 Mr. Porter said. "I 
love a challenge, and I believe the 
staff is up to the challenge. I want 
to do everything I can to meet 

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those goals/ 7 Part of that 
plan is to grow enrollment 
to 1,200 traditional 
students, about a 50 
percent increase from this 
past academic year. 

Mr. Porter earned 
a degree in business 
administration with a 
concentration in sports 
management at King 
College in 2006, and 
a Master's degree in 
adult education and 
organizational training at 
Tusculum College in 2008. 

After working 
briefly part-time in the 
Tusculum admissions 
department, he was hired full- 
time and worked his way up 
the organizational chart until 
he was named admissions 
director this past January. As 
he saw changes coming that he 
was not comfortable with, he 
began rethinking that move and 
ultimately applied for the Bryan 

"I was attracted to the (Bryan) 
position because of my mentor's 
recommendation and because I 
saw an opportunity for spiritual 
growth for myself as well as 
an opportunity to help college 
students grow spiritually/ 7 

Mr. Sapienza said he believes 
Mr. Porter has the combination of 
experience and enthusiasm which 
will serve the college well. "Aaron 
comes highly recommended, 
and I appreciate his desire to 
make a contribution to the Bryan 
community/ 7 he said. "His work 
record is outstanding, and I 
believe he has the imagination 
and leadership skills we need as 
we seek to encourage students to 
attend Bryan. 77 

Dr. Livesay, Oliver North, John Haynes, and Mostin Robeson 

OLivEr North Commences Br\|aN 
al ^"th Oppoi4uNiK| DiNNEr 

America's future depends on 
the kind of individuals Oliver 
North has met covering combat 
operations in the war on terror, 
men and women like the students 
at Bryan College who benefit from 
the Bryan Opportunity Program, 
Lt. Col. North said April 14 in 

Speaking at the fourth annual 
Bryan Opportunity Program 
dinner, Lt. Col. North said in 
his combat assignments for Fox 
News he is able "to keep company 
with heroes. 77 America's military 
personnel display heroic courage, 
tenacity, and intensity because 
of their faith: "They know where 
they are going and why they are 
going there, 77 he said 

"I am convinced that the future 
of our country rests not just in the 
military but in having (this type of 
men and women) in every walk of 
life, people who know where they 
are going and why they are going 
there. 77 

He pointed out that the 
program, which provides financial 
assistance to academically 
qualified Tennessee students 

from low-income families, helps 
produce men and women who 
live, not simply profess their faith. 
"That's the kind of people we 
need at every level of government, 
of society, in the media, 77 he said. 

During the dinner, the 480 
persons present pledged $74,000 
to the program, according 
to Bryan Vice President for 
Advancement Blake Hudson. 
"With previous commitments 
and a matching gift, we have 
raised $225,000, and we still have 
proposals outstanding to several 
foundations and individuals, so 
we expect this number to grow, 77 
he said. 

This year, 56 student benefit 
from the Bryan Opportunity 
Program, and the college has a 
goal to make funds available for 
70 for the coming year. 

Seth Flores, a student in the 
opportunity program, said the 
thought of attending a private 
school like Bryan was impossible 
apart from the grant he received. 
"That was the gateway God used 
to get me to Bryan. 77 

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Participating in the ribbon-cutting were, from left, front, Knoxville Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Rena Amerson, 
Knoxville Regional Director David Montgomery, Mary Frances Carlson, Dr. Stephen D. Livesay, Dr. Michael Chase, 

and chamber of commerce Ambassador Daniel Monday. 

Br\|aN CoLLeoeOpens KnoxvjLLe CEisrtEr 

Great plans and close ties came 
together May 24 as Bryan College 
cut the ribbon for its Knoxville 
center, ceremonially opening a 
facility that offers graduate and 
undergraduate programs to 
working adults. 

Bryan President Dr. Stephen 
D. Livesay told a crowd of Bryan 
alumni, Knoxville Chamber 
of Commerce Ambassadors, 
and friends, "I've been looking 
forward to this day for years. I'm 
convinced that Knoxville is the 
place that will put Bryan College 
on the map. Knoxville is filled 
with people who are looking for a 
place like Bryan, people who want 
an education at the graduate or 
undergraduate level/ 7 

He pointed out that the center 
is located in Windsor Square, 
in facilities formerly occupied 
by EdSouth, founded by Tony 
Hollin. "Tony Hollin' s mother 
was the financial aid director at 

our Dayton campus for years/ 7 he 

Mary Frances Rudd Carlson, 
daughter of Bryan's third 
president, Dr. Judson A. Rudd, 
said she believes Bryan has grown 
"because of a commitment to 
our motto of Christ Above All. 
All of the presidents have never 
wavered from devotion to Jesus 

"In 1960, 1 moved to Knoxville 
to make this beautiful city my 
home. Fm pleased to see Bryan 
expanding beyond Dayton. I 
like to think my father is smiling 
down on us today and is giving 
thanks for all that has been 

David Montgomery, Bryan's 
Knoxville regional director, 
said an MBA class and a degree 
completion class already are 
in progress and he is working 
to begin additional sections 
in the fall. In addition to the 

MBA, undergraduate degrees 
in business administration, with 
concentrations in organizational 
management, business 
management, and health care 
management are available. 

"When people learn what 
we offer, and the price for the 
program, a lot of people are drawn 
to us," he said. 

Library OffErs 

Bryan College yearbooks and 
a selection of other materials have 
been posted to a digital archive 
and are available free, thanks to a 
regional library project. 

Bryan Library Director Dr. 
Gary Fitsimmons said Lyrasis, a 
regional library cooperative to 
which Bryan belongs, arranged 
to have bound items such as 

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yearbooks digitized at minimal 
cost. College Archivist Stephanie 
Wood arranged for nearly 12,000 
pages to be included in the project. 

Bryan's online archive 
now includes The Commoner 
yearbooks, excluding 1932 and 
1933 editions; early copies of 
Bryan Life; some copies of the 
Newsette, a predecessor to Bryan 

Life; and some copies of Blueprint, 
a publication similar to the current 

Mrs. Wood explained that "we 
don't have copies of the 1932 
and '33 Commoner," she said. "I 
don't know if they were produced 
those two years, and if they were, 
nobody seems to have a copy/' 

Dr. Fitsimmons emphasized 

that access to these items through 
the Bryan website is free. Other 
online resources also may have 
this material but may charge for 

SIFE IkaM Goes -to NaiioNaLs 

Students in 
Free Enterprise 
(SIFE) team 
won its 
April 4 and 
represented the 
Atlanta region 
in national 
competition in 

Making its 
first trip to 
nationals, the 
team fell in the 
opening round 
to a team from 
Oral Roberts 

SIFE is a student-led 
organization that promotes "a 
better, more sustainable world 
through the positive power of 
business," according to the SIFE 
website. Membership is open to 
students in any field of study. 

To win at the regional 
competition, "We had to make a 
20-minute presentation to about 
15 judges," SIFE Vice President 
of Communications Laura Maye 
said. "They were looking at 
how effectively we impacted the 
quality of life for people in need. 

Members of the regional 
championship team include 
Lauren Estes, a sophomore from 

SIFE Team members include from left, front, Laura Maye, Hannah Glupker, 

Whitney Boggs, Amy Whisman, and Kara Mullennix. Back are Brian Mullinnex, 

Will Tholken, James Folsom, Leo Gikonyo, and Advisor Dr. Jeff Boy ce 

Durham, N.C.; James Folsom, 
a junior from Canton, Ga.; Leo 
Gikonyo, a sophomore from 
High Point, N.C.; Laura Maye, 
a sophomore from Knoxville; 
Brian Mullennix, a senior 
from McDonough, Ga.; Kara 
Leigh Mullennix, a junior from 
McDonough, Ga.; and alternates 
Ryan Hill, a sophomore from 
Battle Creek, Mich.; and Whitney 
Boggs, a senior from Riceville. 
Will Tholken, a sophomore from 
Bucyrus, Ohio, provides audio- 
visual support. 

Bryan's SIFE team chose 
"Reality Check" and "The Kenya 
Project" as their focus for the year, 

and reported 
on these at the 
In "Reality 
Check," team 
taught 321 
ninth grade 
students at 
Rhea County 
High School 
about family 
budgeting and 
the importance 
of a college 
education for 
future income. 
The Kenya 
Project helped 
raise more 
than $10,000 
to start a 
Christian high school in Kenya for 
orphaned children. 

In keeping with the national 
organization's goal, "we tried 
to choose projects this year that 
would impact and empower 
people through business," Laura 

Faculty Advisor Dr. Jeff Boyce 
said the victory was made even 
more significant because last 
year's national winning team from 
Belmont University was in Bryan's 
bracket, along with teams from 
larger schools in Florida, Georgia 
and Alabama. 

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j Small Location 

IBS Big Outreach 

The Anderson Annex may 
be the smallest academic 
building on campus, but 
its size doesn't match the 
reach and influence of the Division 
of Christian Studies and Philosophy 
housed under its roof. 

With majors in Biblical Studies, 
Christian Ministries, and Christian 
Thought and Philosophy, the 
division offers intense academic 
preparation for students planning 
careers or further study in these 

Beyond students in these 
majors, the division "has a pretty 
broad influence on campus given 
that our courses serve all of the 
college through the core curriculum 
of Biblical Studies and Christian Life 
Formation classes/ 7 Division Chair Dr. 
Paul Boling explained. "The academic 
portion of the Bryan Institute for 
Critical Thought and Practice also falls 
under our division. We influence all 
students who come to Bryan College/ 7 

Two distinctives set the division 
apart from many schools 7 programs 
today, Dr. Boling said. 

"First, we teach in the context 

of a Christian worldview. We are 
focusing on a Creator God who is a 
personal being; Who created heaven 
and earth; Who revealed Himself in 
creation, Jesus Christ, and Scripture; 
and Who is the source, preserver, 
and maintainer of all things. Under 
that umbrella all kinds of things fit, 
different perspectives on all kinds of 


on a 
who is 

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"Second, we are non- 
denominational, so we don't fly the 
flag of a particular denominational 
position. We can and do present 
various positions on issues, examine 
them, and encourage our students to 
come to their own conclusions, guided 
by our belief in the authority of the 
Scriptures. That's a huge plus. 77 

These distinctives are not just 
slogans in an admissions brochure, 
they are lived out in the lives of 

the faculty and in the courses they 
teach — and are an integral part of the 
educational process. 

"We ask tough questions of 
ourselves all the time, and ask 
students to wrestle with them, 77 Dr. 
Boling said. "I think it's healthy for 
students to understand and see that 
all of us don't agree on everything. We 
have different views on eschatology, 
for example. But we still love each 
other, we are collegial, friends. 
I think that models something 
healthy, that we can disagree on 
points but still get along. Our center 
> is strong: the authority of Scripture 
and the deity of Christ. 77 
Faculty members are active 
scholars, researching, writing and 
attending academic conferences 
regularly. "We attend the Evangelical 
Theological Society and Evangelical 
Philosophical Society conferences 
each year and regularly read papers at 
them, 77 he said. 

That modeling life-long learning 
also serves as an encouragement 
to students to dig deeply into the 
Scriptures. "We have had students 
read papers at ETS meetings. We 

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encourage students to read original 
writings in the Old and New 
Testaments. We expect and require 
critical thinking in writing papers, oral 
presentations, debate, small group 
projects, and original research/ 7 
For Biblical Studies majors, 

"scholarship" includes taking 2 Vi 
years of Greek and two years of 
Hebrew so they can read the Bible in 
the original languages. 

"This is not Sunday school," Dr. 
Boling said. "We want students to be 
exegetes of the text, to understand 

critical issues of the text, the context of 
the text. We don't just give students a 
narrative approach, but techniques of 
analysis, exegesis, and hermeneutics. 
We want them to know how to apply 
and understand the text of Scripture." 
{continued on next page) 

Christian Studies Faculty Have New Publications 

David Morgan, Daryl Charles, Ken Turner 

Three members of the Biblical Studies division have had 
books published this year, and more are in the offering. 

A book co-edited by Dr. Daryl Charles and Dr. David 
B. Capes, published early this year, honors the memory 
of theologian A.J. Conyers who died in 2004. "He had a 
remarkably fertile mind and was a first-rate scholar," Dr. 
Charles said. The book contains essays on culture and 
faith, by scholars in fields including English literature, 
philosophy, theology, and political science, reflecting the 
breadth of Dr. Conyers' interests. 

In addition, Dr. Charles has co-authored with David 
D. Corey a book to be published this fall, The Just War 
Tradition: An Introduction. The book is a historical overview 
of "just war" theory, demonstrating that over two millennia 
the concept has been considered mainstream by Christian 

Dr. David Morgan has two books in the works, A 
Theology of Land and Temple in the Book of the Twelve: A 
Diachronic and Synchronic Perspective, a revision of his 
doctoral dissertation, and A Theology of the Book of the 
Twelve: Beyond Exile Toward a New Creation. The first, he 
said, is more narrowly focused on the land and temple 
motifs in the Minor Prophets, while the second is a 
broader theology that "begins with the idea of exile first 

for northern Israel and then for southern Judah because of 
rebellion against God, which then ends with the hope of a 
new creation." 

He also serves as an Old Testament editor for The Voice, 
a new contemporary English translation of the Bible. In 
addition, he has just published two essays on biblical 
theology in the journals Biblische Notizen and Bulletin for 
Biblical Research, and has another article on the biblical 
topic of "remnant" in the forthcoming Dictionary of the Old 
Testament: Prophets with Inter Varsity Press. 

Dr. Ken Turner has published The Death of Deaths in 
the Death of Israel: Deuteronomy's Theology of Exile. "In 
Old Testament studies, Deuteronomy is one of the most 
important books in terms of theology, like Romans is 
in the New Testament. Much of what is addressed in 
Deuteronomy is fleshed out in other books," he said. 

"When Deuteronomy talks about exile it does not use 
the normal word for exile, but words for destruction and 
annihilation. I call them 'death words/" he said. "My thesis 
is that, theologically, exile could be considered the death 
of a nation and restoration is life after death. I think this is 
Old Testament background to understand the death and 
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Christian Studies Faculty 

Dr. Matt Benson 

Vice President for Spiritual Formation, 
Assistant Professor of Christian 
Thought and Biblical Studies 

Ed.D., Education, 

Talbot School of Theology 
Th.M., Theology, 

Dallas Theological Seminary 
B.A., History, Piedmont College 

Professional Associations 

Association of Christians in Student Development 

Commission on Campus Ministry for the Council of Christian 

Colleges and Universities 

Evangelical Theological Society 

Dr. Paul Boling 

Professor of Philosophy and 
Christian Thought 

Ph.D., Philosophy, 

University of Tennessee 
Th.M., Semitics and Old Testament, 

Dallas Theological Seminary 
M.A., Philosophy, 

University of Tennessee 
B.A., Zoology, 

University of California, Berkeley 

Professional Associations 
Evangelical Philosophical Society 
Evangelical Theological Society 
Society of Christian Philosophers 

Dr. J. Daryl Charles 

Director and Senior Fellow of the Bryan 
Institute for Critical Thought and Practice, 
Professor of Theology and Christian 

Ph.D. studies, 

Catholic University of America 

Westminster Theological Seminary 

University of Siegen (Germany) 

Professional Associations 
Christians in Political Science 
Evangelical Philosophical Society 
National Association of Scholars 
Society of Church History 

(continued from page 13) 

Bryan offers one of the only 
undergraduate Christian Thought 
programs in the country. "Students 
usually have to go to a Master's 
program for that/ 7 Dr. Boling said. 
"Christian Thought offers a broad- 
based preparation for a number 
of fields. It gives students good 
preparation for any kind of position 
in business, government, and the 
like. They study language, business, 
government, and more. We're 
examining how to live out and defend 
our faith in the culture in which we 

The Christian Ministry major 
prepares students for service in 
a vocational Christian setting. 
In addition to their coursework, 
Christian Ministry students are 
required to complete an internship in a 
church or parachurch ministry. 
"We encourage ministering with 

Summit, either counseling at Bryan or 
in Colorado and attending worldview 
conferences. Some have studied 
at Summit in Colorado, L'Abri in 
England, or participated in the Italy 
Abroad semester," he explained. 

A major in the Division of Christian 
Studies and Philosophy typically may 
lead to a career in vocational Christian 
ministry or college-level teaching, but 
that is not necessarily the case. 

Dr. Boling points out that the 
Christian Thought major is "a mini- 
liberal arts education in how Christian 
Thought affects a variety of fields." 
Graduates are prepared to take entry- 
level positions in a range of disciplines 
or to pursue studies in any number of 
graduate programs. 

Biblical Studies majors most often 
head to seminary or other graduate 
programs immediately after college to 
prepare for vocational ministry. "Then 
there's Klon Kitchen (a 1999 Biblical 

Studies graduate) who is working 
for the Department of Defense in the 
counterterrorism field," Dr. Boling 
said. "We have graduates in all kinds 
of areas." 

Christian Ministry majors often use 
their college education and internship 
experiences to go directly into a 
church or parachurch setting. 

"Part of what makes Bryan College 
what it is is the non-denominational 
atmosphere which is reflected in 
our division," he explained. "We 
are all over the map with different 
perceptions and approaches. There is 
tremendous diversity in what's going 
on in the church and the post-modern 
culture. Our graduates are coming out 
with a good foundation, ready to be 
of service wherever the Lord may lead 

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Dr. Carl Judson Davis 

Associate Professor of Greek 

Ph.D., Biblical Studies, 

University of Sheffield, England 
M.A., New Testament, 

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School 
B.A., Classical Greek, 

University of Georgia 

Professional Association 
Evangelical Theological Society 

Dr. Peter A. Held 

Senior Fellow for Christian 
Worldview, Professor of Christian 
Thought and 
Biblical Studies 

Ed.D., Higher Education 

University of Alabama 
Th.M., Bible Exposition, 

Dallas Theological Seminary 
M.A.E., Counseling, 

University of Alabama - Birmingham 
B.S., Business, 

John Brown University 

Professional Associations 
Evangelical Philosophical Society 
Evangelical Theological Society 

Dr. Scott Jones 

Associate Professor of 
Christian Ministry 

Ph.D., Christian Education, 

New Orleans Baptist Theological 


Reformed Theological Seminary 
Th.M., Christian Education, 

New Orleans Baptist Theological 

M.Div., Christian Education, 

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary 
B.S.B.A., Banking & Finance, 

University of Southern Mississippi 

Hinds Community College 

Professional Associations 

Evangelical Theological Society 

North American Professors of Christian Education 

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Dr. David Morgan 

Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies 

Ph.D., Hebrew Bible, 

University of Aberdeen 
Th.M., Old Testament, 

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 
Th.M., New Testament, 

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 
M.Div., Biblical Languages, 

Southwestern Baptist Theological 

B.A., Political Science/History, Houston Baptist University 

Professional Associations 

European Association for Biblical Studies 

Society for the Study of the Old Testament 

Evangelical Theological Society 

Society of Biblical Literature 

Tyndale Fellowship 

Omicron Delta Kappa 

Alpha Pi Kappa 

Mr. Ben Norquist 

Assistant Director of Spiritual Formation 

M.A., Western Thought, 

St. John's College 
B.A., History, Bryan College 

Professional Association 
Evangelical Theological Society 

Dr. Kenneth Turner 

Associate Professor of Bible 


Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 
Foreign Studies, 

Jerusalem University College 

Dr. Sanford Zensen 

Professor of Liberal Arts, Director of 

D.Min., Church Renewal/Administration, 

Luther Rice Seminary 
D.Phil., Religion and Society, 

Oxford Graduate School 
M.Div., Pastoral Studies, 

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary 
B.S., Physical Education/Hygiene, 

The King's College 

Professional Association 

National Association of Directors of Athletics 


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Willi!- iam Jennings Ijf 
The Jour'nalii 

~ i by John Carpent 


illiam Jennings 
Bryan, "The Great 
Commoner/ 7 "The 

Orator/ 7 three-time Democratic 
Party presidential candidate, is 
known primarily as a populist 
politician and apologist for 
Fundamentalism. He is far less 
well known as a journalist, 
although he spent more than two 
decades editing newspapers. 
Bryan used his position as editor 
to further the issues he believed 
in so passionately: bimetallism, 
agrarianism, anti-trust laws, anti- 
imperialism, Prohibition, women's 
suffrage, public ownership of 
utilities and orthodox Christianity. 

Bryan was only 30 when he 
embarked on his national political 
career, winning a seat in the 
U.S. House of Representatives 
representing Lincoln, Neb., in the 
Democratic Party landslide of 
1890. He won re-election two years 
later. After an unsuccessful run for 
U.S. Senate in 1894, Bryan decided 
not to return to the practice of law. 
He accepted a position as editor of 
the Omaha World-Herald, a staunch 
Democratic voice and a leading 
newspaper in Nebraska. Bryan 
regularly published editorials 
on Democratic issues, but 
increasingly turned his attention 
to the progressive issues he 
believed were in the best interest 
of America's heartland and its 

In one of his first editorials 
after becoming editor on Sept. 1, 
1894, Bryan expressed his view of 
the role of a newspaper in a free 
society and foreshadowed his 
pursuit of populist ideals, writing, 
"The aim of The World-Herald will 
be, first, to ascertain the truth, 
then to present it fearlessly and 
with singleness of purpose. It can 
be relied upon to stand up for 
the 'omnivorous West' and for its 
right to fair play and a full share 
of the nation's prosperity." 

As one of his last acts as editor, 
Bryan covered the Republican 
National Convention in June 
1896. At the convention, held 
in St. Louis, Mo., Bryan was 
intrigued by the division among 
Midwest Republicans caused by 
the adoption of a gold-standard 
plank. Several free silver delegates 

even left the convention in protest. 
This political opening and Bryan's 
personal belief in bimetallism 
as a populist ideal led to the 
delivery of his stirring "Cross of 
Gold" speech just three weeks 
later at the Democratic National 
Convention in Chicago. That 
speech would vault the 36-year- 
old former congressman into the 
Democratic Party nomination for 
president — the first of three — and 
the leadership of the party for the 
next 16 years. 

Bryan's passionate belief in 
bimetallism and the issues of the 
farmers and laborers raised the 
ire of the trusts and big-money 
interests of the Northeast who 
actively worked against him 
and backed Republican William 
McKinley, who supported the gold 
standard and was lukewarm on 
populist issues. Bryan lost the 1896 
and 1900 presidential elections to 
McKinley and the 1908 election to 
William Howard Taft, President 
Theodore Roosevelt's handpicked 
successor, by increasing margins. 

Beginning in 1895 while 
working for The World-Herald, 
Bryan had begun thinking about 
starting his own newspaper to 
give his political and religious 
views a national voice. Consistent 
with his populist ideals, Bryan 
wanted to make the paper easily 
available — and easily affordable — 
to the common man. Immediately 
following his failed campaign 

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William J. with brother Charles W. Bryan 

in 1900, Bryan put his plans into 

Bryan published the first issue 
of The Commoner on Jan. 23, 1901, 
less than three months after the 
election. Financed with his own 
money, Bryan named himself 
editor and publisher. His brother 
Charles served as associate editor 
and co-publisher until elected 
Nebraska governor in 1922. 
Bryan's wife, Mary, completed the 
leadership team, writing editorials 
as well as women's columns, 
recipes, and housewifely tips. All 
three wrote unsigned editorials 
for the paper, and several scholars 
have noted that Charles and 
Mary knew Bryan so well that 
it's impossible to distinguish 
the authorship of most of the 

The Commoner wasn't a 
newspaper in the usual sense — it 
was primarily a weekly (then 
monthly) political journal with 
national political news, and 
extensive digests of national and 
international news of interest. 
And Bryan wasn't a journalist 
in the usual sense — his primary 
contributions to The Commoner 
consisted of editorials, speeches 
he'd given, and his commentary 
on issues and speeches given 
by others. But Bryan and The 

Commoner had a national and 
international influence far 
exceeding the reach of many daily 
newspapers. In its heyday, The 
Commoner boasted a circulation of 
275,000 and subscribers in every 
state of the union and several 
foreign countries. 

Bryan received the moniker, 
"The Commoner," during the 
election of 1896 from a reporter 
who observed him carrying his 
own suitcases from the train 
station to the hotel while on the 
campaign trail. Bryan liked the 
designation and chose it for the 
name of his newspaper, but in its 
very first issue felt the need to 
defend his choice of names from 
criticism by the Eastern elites, 
including The New York Times. 

In the lead article of the first 
issue, Bryan wrote, "In the same 
chapter in which Christ condensed 
man's duty to his fellows into 
the commandment: Thou shalt 
love thy neighbor as thyself; in 
the same chapter in which he 
denounced those who devour 
widows' houses and for a pretense 
make long prayers, in this same 
chapter it is said of Him: 'The 
common people heard 
Him gladly' No higher 
compliment was ever 
paid to any class.... The 
Commoner will be satisfied 
if, by fidelity to the 
common people, it proves 
its right to the name which 
has been chosen." 

Throughout its 22- 
year run, The Commoner 
demonstrated Bryan's 
unwavering belief in 
God and the teachings of 
the Bible. His editorials 
and columns were full of 
biblical allusions, and he 
regularly used Scripture to 
support his positions. 

He "applied the 
principles of Christian 
ethics to public problems, 
particularly in the pages 
of The Commoner. The 

paper represented its owner in 
exuding honesty, cordiality, and 
wholesomeness," writes John 
Wunder, University of Nebraska 
journalism history professor. 

"Bryan saw himself as one 
of the common people. [The 
Commoner] held to a common 
lot and common hope that 
would contribute to the nation's 
strength and greatness. The 
paper ultimately wished to 
aid the common people in the 
protection of their rights, the 
advancement of their interests and 
the realization of their aspirations. 
Bryan maintained a strong 
belief that each cause he pushed 
represented something just and 
righteous, which occasionally 
enraged conservative Democrats 
by classifying all issues and all 
men as right or wrong, good 
or bad, conservative or liberal. 
Bryan also always believed he 
was correct, and he was often 

While admired by many 
liberal theologians for his 
commitment to social justice for 
the common man and adored by 
the Fundamentalists for his battles 

Bryan recording at Gennett Studios 

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against alcohol and evolution, 
Bryan does not appear to fit neatly 
into either of the great strains of 
Protestantism at the turn of the 
century, although there is little 
doubt that Bryan was a thorough- 
going follower of Jesus Christ. 
Never one to shy away from 
expressing his opinions in private 
or in public, Bryan had plenty 
of opportunity to express his 
religious faith in the 768 issues of 
The Commoner and to use Scripture 
as the foundation and supporting 
evidence for his views on 
everything from women suffrage 
to war. 

In a 1907 editorial Bryan 
wrote, "Faith exerts a controlling 
influence over our lives. If it 
is argued that works are more 
important than faith, I reply 
that faith comes first, works 
afterwards. Until one believes, he 
does not act, and in accordance 
with his faith, so will be his deeds. 

"Man needs faith in God, 
therefore, to strengthen him in his 
hours of trial, and he needs it to 
give him courage to do the work 
of life. How can one fight for a 
principle unless he believes in the 
triumph of the right? How can 
he believe in the triumph of the 

right if he does not believe that 
God stands back of the truth and 
that God is able to bring victory to 
truth? The man of faith, believing 
that every word spoken for truth 
will have its influence and that no 
blow struck for righteousness is 
struck in vain, fights on without 
asking whether he is to fall in the 
beginning of the battle or to live to 
join in the shouts of triumph. He 
knows not whether he is to live for 
the truth or to die for it, and if he 
has the faith he ought to have, he 
is as ready to die for it as to live 
for it. 

"Faith will not only give 
you strength when you fight 
for righteousness, 
but your faith will 
bring dismay to your 
enemies. There is 
power in the presence 
of an honest man who 
does right because 
it is right and dares 
to do the right in the 
face of all opposition. 
It is true today, and 
has been true through 
all history that 'One 
with God shall chase 
a thousand, and two 
put ten thousand to 

flight/ ,, 

Ultimately, Bryan had a greater 
positive influence on his country 
than any of the presidents of his 
era. He used his political influence 
and the columns of The Commoner 
to secure passage of a series of 
progressive reforms including 
antitrust legislation, tariff 
reductions, creation of the Federal 
Trade Commission and the 
Federal Reserve System. He was 
also instrumental in the passage 
of the 17th-19th Amendments that 
made possible the direct election 
of senators, Prohibition, and 
women's suffrage. 


The Commoner 

Began Publication: Jan. 23, 190 
Ceased Publication: April 1923 
Number of Issues: 768 
Maximum Circulation: 275,000 
Newsstand Price: 5 cents per is 





Dr. E. Calvin Beisner, founder of the 
Cornwall Alliance, spoke in chapel in March 
on the creation mandate and the mainstream 
environmental movement. 

Ramon Presson, a marriage and family 
therapist and founder of LifeChange 
Counseling and the Marriage Center of 
Franklin, Tenn., spoke in chapel and led a 
writing workshop in March to launch his 
most recent book, When Will My Life 
Not Suck?" 

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faculty/staff notes 

Faculty and staff Break for Change 
mentors this spring included Mrs. 
Diana Buttram, Nashville, Tenn.; Ms. 
Beth Hale, San Diego, Calif.; Dr. Randy 
Hollingsworth, Limbazi, Latvia; Dr. 
David Morgan, Managua, Nicaragua; 
Ms. Danielle Rebman, Detroit, Mich.; 
and Mr. and Mrs. Matt and Katie 
Williams, Opelousas, La. 

Dr. Steve Barnett and Dr. Brian 
Eisenback spent their Saturdays in 
February helping map the historic 
Dayton Coal and Iron Company works 
in and around the Laurel-Snow State 
Natural Area (Pocket Wilderness). 
The survey is part of a project by the 
Friends of the Cumberland Trail, and 
funded by the National Park Service, 
to have the area included in the 
National Register of Historic Places. 

Mr. Bernie Belisle and Mr. Jared Cole 

took four students to the Southeastern 
Theatre Conference in Atlanta in 
March. Mr. Belisle presented along 
with two other theatre professors 
on "The Faith-Based College 
Theatre Program Roundtable." Mr. 
Cole presented a session entitled 
''From Russia with Love: A Month in 
Moscow/' which covered some of the 
highlights from his trip to Moscow in 
June 2010 to study at the Moscow Art 
Theatre School. 

Mr. Dean Bell received his B.S. degree 
in Business Administration through 
Bryan's degree completion program 
in May. 

Dr. Matt Benson, Mr. Jonathan Doran, 
Dr. Peter Held, Ms. Amy Hutchinson, 
Mr. Ben Norquist, Ms. Danielle 
Rebman, Mrs. Jessica Trigger, and 
Ms. Bonnie-Marie Yager attended the 
campus ministry directors conference 
sponsored by the Council for Christian 
Colleges and Universities in New 
Orleans in February. Mrs. Trigger 
presented a session titled "Developing 
a Culture of Worship." 

Dr. Benson, Mr. Norquist, Ms. 
Rebman, and Dr. Ken Turner 

attended the International Justice 
Mission's Global Prayer Gathering 
in Washington, D.C., in April, with 
46 students. Dr. Turner presented a 
paper titled "Does the Bible Endorse 

Mr. John Carpenter took six students 
to the National College Media 
Convention in March in New York City. 

Dr. Mike Chase attended the Southern 
Association of Colleges and Schools/ 
Commission on Colleges workshop 
"Recognizing and Responding to 
Substantive Changes" in March at 
Maryville College, Maryville, Tenn. 
He, with Dr. Adina Scruggs, attended 
the Middle Tennessee State University 
Annual Adult Learning Conference in 
Murfreesboro, Tenn. in February. 

Dr. Jud Davis and Dr. Paul Boling 

attended the southeast regional 
meetings of the EvangelicalTheological 
and Evangelical Philosophical societies 
in March. Dr. Davis read a paper titled 

"Nakedness in the Bible" and Dr. 
Boling read a paper titled "The Nature 
of the Moral." 

Dr. Steve DeGeorge was the 

keynote speaker for the ACSI Europe 
Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia 
Administrators' Conference in 
Budapest, Hungary. He also observed 
a student teacher from Bryan at her 
school in Brasov, Romania, and spoke 
in chapel at the Christian Baptist High 
School in Timisoara, Romania. 

Dr. Gary Fitsimmons attended 
the American Library Association 
Midwinter meeting in San Diego 
in January, where he chaired a 
committee meeting. 

Dr. Ken Froemke recently completed 
his eighth reaffirmation visit for the 
Commission on Colleges, including 
three in the past year. He has been 
the lead evaluator for the Quality 
Enhancement Plan and institutional 
effectiveness on four of these visits. 

Dr. Randy Hollingsworth was awarded 
tenure by the Board of Trustees during 
their April meeting. 

Dr. Scott Jones and six students 
attended the 2011 Greer Heard Point- 
Counterpoint Forum at New Orleans 
Baptist Theological Seminary in 
February. Topic of the forum was "Can 
We Trust the Bible on the Historical 

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Mrs. Kimberly Keck was soprano 
soloist in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony 
with the Southern Adventist University 
Orchestra, and sang the National 
Anthem at the Reagan Day Dinner in 
Rhea County in March. She took three 
students to the University of Kentucky 
in April for regional competition in the 
National Association of Teachers of 
Singing, where she served as a judge. 

Mr. Steve Keck earned the Chartered 
Advisor in Philanthropy professional 
designation from the Richard D. Irwin 
Graduate School of the American 
College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. 

Drs. David and Sigrid Luther 

performed a program of show 
tunes and light classics for the Lions 
Club State Convention banquet in 
Chattanooga in April. 

Dr. Sigrid Luther attended the annual 
conference of the Music Teachers 
National Association in March in 
Milwaukee, completing her term 
as national vice president and 
member of the Board of Directors. 
She will continue to direct the 2011- 
2012 membership campaign. Dr. 
Luther organized the Community 
Music Festival of the Bryan College 
Community Music School and Rhea 
Arts Council in April, judged the Cadek 
Conservatory scholarship auditions, 
and judged the Alabama Music 
Teachers Association competitions in 

Dr. Salvatore Musumeci co- 
presented a paper titled "'This Do in 
Remembrance of Me': Wine and the 
Culture of Consumption in the Works 
of Giovanni Boccaccio and Geoffrey 
Chaucer" at the 2011 Sewanee 
Medieval Colloquium at the University 
of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., in 
April. He also presented "Wine and 
the Social Imagination in Italian 
Renaissance History and Literature" 
at the South-Central Conference on 
Christianity and Literature: Sin, Piety, 
and Celebration in Literature and 
the Related Arts at Our Lady of the 
Holy Cross College, New Orleans, in 

Mr. David Perron attended the 
American Red Cross instructorseminar 
in Chattanooga, Tenn., in January. 

Dr. Ron Petitte spent late March and 
early April in England where he met 
with officials of International Justice 
Mission and New Scotland Yard to 
brief them on Bryan College's efforts 
in combatting human trafficking and 
to introduce personnel of the two 
groups to each other. He attended 
the Oxford University Round Table 
where he presented a paper titled 
"Civilization at Risk: Seeds of Strife; 
Freedom from Persecution, a Human 
Right in a Threat Environment of 
Nationalism, Religion, and Nuclear 

Mrs. Polly Revis, supervisor of library 
technical services, attended an online 

course "Maximize the Value of Your 
OCLC Cataloging Subscription" on 
January 20. 

Dr. Clark Rose presented his sabbatical 
work, "Christianity and Psychology: 
A Journey not a Destination/' at the 
Christian Association for Psychological 
Studies International Conference in 
April in Indianapolis, Ind. 

Mrs. Katy Saynes visited Port 
Alsworth, Alaska, in March to observe 
a student teacher from Bryan in the 
Tanalian School. 

Ms. Stephanie Wood hosted a group 
of Rhea County, Tenn., homeschool 
students at the Henning Natural 
History Museum in February, showing 
them fossils, shells, skulls, petrified 
wood and other specimens. Dr. Brian 
Eisenback used both live and pinned 
insects to teach the students about 

Dr. Todd C. Wood published a short 
communication in the January 24, 
2011, edition of Journal of Evolutionary 
Biology titled "Using creation science 
to demonstrate evolution? Senter's 
strategy revisited/' responding to an 
earlier critique of baraminology. 

Ms. Bonnie Marie Yager and Dr. 
Matt Benson led took eight students 
to L'Abri in Hampshire, England, in 

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David Beisner, Corinne 

Livesay, and Ryan 


A new look, a fresh approach, and easier 
navigation will greet visitors to the Bryan College 
website (, the result of a nine- 
month overhaul launched June 30. 

Corinne Livesay, director of web 
communications, said she and a redesign 
committee reviewed web sites and collected and 
studied usage statistics and user feedback as they 
undertook the makeover. 

"By industry standards, organizations should 
put out a fresh, new look on their web sites every 
two to three years/' Mrs. Livesay said. "Although 
we had some major overhauls, we hadn't had 
a totally new look in more than five years. In 
addition, the architecture of the site needed a 
major reorganization to accommodate the growth 
in our Adult and Graduate Studies and Online 

Turning the technical work over to web 
designer/programmer Ryan Harrell and media 
specialist David Beisner, the result is a web site 
that strives to show "evidence that we are carrying 
out our mission of 'educating students to become 
servants of Christ to make a difference in today's 
world.' Other goals included developing a site that 
is easy to navigate; has compelling, complete, 
and up-to-date content; and has an appealing, 
attractive design," she said. 

One major consideration for the project was 
to make it easier for various audiences to locate 
the information they seek. "For example, among 
our four student populations— both current and 
future— we have clearly laid out paths to their 
information: undergraduate, graduate, adult 
degree completion, and online. We also have 
direct paths to information for alumni, donors, 
parents and others." 

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Nathan Magnuson speaks 
to a Bryan class. 

class at Bryan 
sparked an 
interest in Nathan 
Magnuson that 
has led to his completing 
a Master's degree and 
embarking on a career as a 
management consultant 
which includes helping 
a federal agency 
rethink its leadership 
training program. 
Nathan, who 
earned his business 
degree in 2005, 
went to work 
for a bank doing 
investor reporting 
before he joined the 
U.S. Army Reserve and worked in special operations. 
During a tour of duty in Iraq in 2008, he worked 
as a business advisor to several non-governmental 
agencies on a team which included representatives 
from the state department 
and the U.S. Agency for 
International Development. 
He finished his Master's 
degree in organizational 
leadership after he returned 
from Iraq. "In graduate school 
I decided I wanted to work 
for a management consulting 
firm to work with leadership 
development and succession 
planning/ 7 he said. 

About 18 months ago he joined Accenture, a 
multinational corporation, in its Washington, D.C., 
office, working in the management consulting field. 

"If you took a class in business, our company 
consults on the subject, but I mainly focus on human 
capital and organizational performance — the people 
side of a big organization," he explained. "This has to 
do with helping them find and keep the best people; 
training and development; how the human resources 
department works or how they help people develop 

His latest project is working with an agency of the 
Department of Justice to help build a new leadership 
development program for the next generation of 


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workers in the department's U.S. operations. 

"Everyone views our client in a positive manner, 
but they have real-life organizational challenges just 
like everyone else," he said. "In the 21st century, 
the post-9 / 11 era, they see a need to build forward- 
thinking leadership that can anticipate and meet 
challenges before they occur. This means there needs 
to be an environment where employees can develop 
as leaders before taking management roles, instead 
of accepting a position and then figuring out what to 

"One of the things we're working on together is 
to create an environment and mindset that training is 
more than just taking a class, but having prospective 
leaders intentionally collect development experiences 
with specific growth objectives in mind." 

Nathan said the department's leadership agrees 
change is needed and is excited about the new 
program. At the same time they realize the challenge 
of implementing such sweeping changes. It's because 
of these concerns that consultants and employees 
have been working hard to communicate the need as 
well as the benefits of the leadership changes to the 
sitting managers, hoping they 
will be strong advocates for the 

His enthusiasm for his job 
and this assignment springs 
in part from a desire to help 
organizations' leadership 
figure out the best way to 
accomplish its goals. "I think 
all organizations owe it to 
employees to let them be part 
of the vision and mission and 
give them the opportunity to follow and become 
effective leaders," he said. 

In addition to Dr. Jeff Myers' organizational 
leadership class, the worldview emphasis of his 
Bryan education prepared him for his career 
accomplishments to this point. "When I was in Iraq, 
I knew there would be different mindsets and I was 
prepared. Now, my company is a global company 
with lots of diversity and different ways of thinking. 
The worldview education impacts my life in a lot 
of ways. I learned how to ask good questions and 
to participate in networking to get information, to 
develop contacts I need, and how to pass all that 

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Here comes Fireman Dave! 

Back in February, Matt, '83, and Chrissy, 
'86, Landes suffered a tragic fire to their 
beautiful Dallas home. It was a home 
filled with great memories of family and 
friends, including many that Anna and I shared 
with them. The last time they so graciously 
allowed us to stay with them, we walked in to 
freshly baked chocolate chip cookies and a dozen 
roses at the foot of the bed. Chrissy' s elegant 
touch was everywhere. The warmth of their 
friendship was in every room in the house. Sadly, 
most of the house was either smoke-, water-, or 

The good news is that they were prepared 
and had sufficient insurance to replace the 
tangible stuff. They will work on the intangibles for many years, mostly in their minds and hearts. As you can 
imagine, some things are priceless and cannot be replaced. 

Without being too melodramatic, Bryan College is under fire. New regulations require us to do more and 
more, very little having to do with educating students to become servants of Christ. The latest studies indicate 
fully half of all schools under 2,000 students will be gone in ten years, failing under the weight of financial 
and regulatory burdens. "Mission slip/ 7 the term used to describe one's falling away from one's core beliefs, is 
happening everywhere around us. Those fires are equally intense. 

So what is our insurance? Frankly, fellow alum, it is YOU. First and foremost, your prayerful support has 
carried us through the literal fire of 2000 and the figurative fires over the years. Our "home" was built with 
the love and lordship of Christ fully in mind. That is who we are, who we will stay. I can tell you that Dr. 
Livesay defends our heritage with a fire of his own, and will resist these pressures with all diligence. 

Second, your financial support has continued to increase the last three years. We are up to 12.67 percent of 
Alumni giving to the college; not good by some standards, but a good bit better than a few years ago. Even in 
the worst economic times, you have continued to support your alma mater. 

The financial burden would be much less if we decided "mission slip" was an acceptable course. There 
are those who would gladly support us if only we would walk away from our heritage. (Ask Harvard about 
mission slip!) I cannot tell you how critical your continued support is. I know the common thought is that 
"All Bryan does is ask for money!" Well, not as much as Geico, Taco Bell, or Progressive, but it is far more 
about making you aware of the needs of the college, and then encouraging you to seek His guidance about if 
and how you could help. 

The tangible - the buildings around campus - are either new or have had a major facelift in the past 
ten years. We got a new front door. We continue to produce outstanding students. Seth Flores, '11, one of 
our Bryan Opportunity Program students, has received the prestigious Presidential Scholarship at Dallas 
Seminary. Your faithful support allows us to produce results like that. I cannot thank you enough. 

As for the intangible, the relationships and friendships you found here, the best insurance for that is to 
plan now to come back to Homecoming, Oct. 7-9. When you get here, you will rediscover how priceless they 
really are. 

In His Grace, 

David Tromanhauser 
Alumni Director 


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But the Lord directs his steps. Prov. 1 6:9 

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Judy (Earth 

was crowned Ms. Tennessee 
Senior America in the state Senior 
America pageant in April. She won 
the Rhea County Fair pageant last 
fall, then found out other pageants 
followed. In October she heads to 
Atlantic City, N.J., for the national 
pageant. In addition to giving her 
"Philosophy of Life" titled "Life is 
a gift from God," for her talent she 
sang the song, "If I Could Tell You 
of My Devotion," the theme song 
of the 1940's radio program "The 
Firestone Hour," as a tribute to her 
children, 19 grandchildren, and 
three great-grandchildren. The goal 
of the Ms. Senior America Pageant 
is to emphasize and give honor to 
women who have reached the "age 
of elegance" and search for the 
gracious lady who best exemplifies 

the dignity, maturity and inner 
beauty of all Senior Americans. 

JEFFREY PINDER, '87, received 
his Doctorate of Ministry degree 
from Liberty Baptist Theological 
Seminary and Graduate School in 
December 2010. His dissertation, 
Forged by Conviction: An Historical 
Overview of the Southern Baptist 
Conservatives of Virginia, recently 
was published by Innovo 
Publishing. Jeff is senior pastor at 
First Baptist Church in Port St. Joe, 


ERIK, '92, and Becky 

(Reese (Branson 

and DOUG MANN, both 
'92; MARC NEDDO, '92; and 
and CHRIS GILMAN, '94, had 

their own reunion weekend in 
Richmond, Va., in February. 

BEN SIMPSON, '98, received 
the Ph.D. degree in New Testament 
Studies from Dallas Theological 
Seminary June 7, 2011. His 
dissertation is titled "A Study of 
the Historiographies of J.P Meier 
and J.D. G. Dunn." During the 
graduation ceremony he was 
given the William M. Anderson 
Scholarship Award for having the 
highest GPA among the doctoral 
candidates. He was the registrar 
for the seminary for several years, 
and began on July 1 as director 
of internal operations at the 
seminary's Houston campus. Ben 
and his wife, Amber, are parents of 
Madison, 4, and Eli, 2. 

LiCCian "Henderson 

'90s (Reunion 

Levi Lamb 


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(Ben Simpson e£ <Dr %en Jianna, '57 

HENDERSON, both '02, announce 
the birth of their third child, Lillian 
Hope, on July 2, 2010. Lillian 
weighed 6 lbs., 6 oz., and was 
18 Vi inches long. She joins sister 
Mackenzie, 2, and brother Gavin, 
5. The Henderson family lives in 
Cullowhee, N.C., where David 
teaches philosophy at Western 
Carolina University and Anna is a 
home schooling mom. 

DAVID, '03, and Ashley 
BRANSON announce the birth 
of their daughter, Reese Madelyn, 
on March 16, 2011. Reese weighed 
7 lbs., 14 oz., and was 20 X A inches 
long. She joins big sisters, twins 
Audrey and Kate. The Branson 
family lives in Columbia, Term. 

AMY (MORTON), '04, and 
David LAMB announce the birth 

Soren o£ Trey a Norquist 

of their son, Levi, on Dec. 16, 2010. 
Levi weighed 7 lbs., 2 oz. and was 
22 Vi inches long. The Lamb family 
lives in Nashville, Tenn. 

BEN/04, and Ariel 
NORQUIST announce the birth 
of their twins, Soren Ambrose 
and Freya Therese, on Oct. 15, 
2010. Soren weighed 5 lbs., 12 
oz., and was 18 Vi inches long. 
Freya weighed 5 lbs., 10 oz., and 
was 18 Vi inches long. They join 
big brother Henrik Joseph, 2. The 
Norquist family lives in Dayton, 
Term., where Ben is director of 
spiritual formation at Bryan. 

'07, announce the birth of their 
daughter, Evelyn Montgomery, on 
March 17, 2011. Evelyn weighed 
7 lbs., 7 oz., and was 21 inches 
long. The Forrester family lives in 
Franklin, Tenn. 

%vetyn (Forrester 

JEREMY, '08, and Abigail 
MOORE announce the birth of 
their son, Preston Conner, on Jan. 
11, 2011. Preston weighed 7 lbs., 12 
oz., and was 19 inches long. The 
Moore family lives in Prattville, 

'08, and VICTORIA "TORI" 
STEWART, '10, were married 
July 10, 2010, in Cleveland, Tenn. 
Alumni in the wedding party 
included maid of honor J AND I 
TRIGGER, '08; TYLER GAY, '08; 
best man CALEB FENDRICK, '08; 
RENEAU, '09. Current students 
Anna Stewart, Clari Stewart, and 
Caroline LaPlue also were in the 
wedding party, and BETHEL 
(RAGLAND) SMITH, '08, played 
the piano. Lawrence is the son of 

LapCue Wedding (Party 

(Preston Moore 

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Luis q£ 'Emily (Rivera 

and Larry LAPLUE. Tori is the 
daughter of STEVE, '85, and LISA 
(BARTH), '87, STEWART; and the 
granddaughter of JIM and JUDY 
(KING) BARTH, both '57. The 
LaPlues live in Talbott, Term. 

'09, and Luis Rivera were married 
at the Tennessee Aquarium on 
March 26, 2011. Dr. Jim Cof field, 
former faculty member, and Dr. 
RAY LEGG, '07H, officiated. 
Alumni in the wedding party 
included maid of honor 
bridesmaid EMILY (WHITE) 
FESYUK, '09; and groomsman 

CHRIS TUTTLE, '11. Current 
student and brother of the 
bride Jake Ricketts also was a 
groomsman. Emily and Luis live 
in Orlando, Fla., where they work 
for Sea World, Luis as an aquarist 
working with the sharks and rays, 
and Emily working her way into 
the dolphin training program. 

RUTH EBEL, '11, had 

something of a family alumni 
reunion when she graduated on 
May 7. She became the ninth family 

(Ruth Ebet and TatniCy 

member to attend or graduate from 
Bryan, and five of those relatives 
attended her graduation. Alumni 
in the family include her mother, 
aunts JAN (HAWKINS), '78, 
'75, EISENBACK, '75, and ELLEN 
uncle Dr. JONATHAN 
EISENBACK, '74; and cousins 

QsAe ^£<wd 

Rev. GLENN A. CRUMLEY, '52, of Hazel Park, Mich., died Feb. 18, 2011. 
NADINE L. SCHICK, '54, of Manhattan, Kan., died May 2, 2011. 
JAMES H. HURST, '54, of Selmer, Tenn., died July 27, 2010. 
HAROLD A. MORGAN, Jr., '67, of Dayton, Tenn., died April 14, 2011. 
EVERETT "ED" KNIESLEY, '73x, of Columbus, Ohio, died June 14, 2010. 
HAROLD HULSEY, '74, of Charlotte, N.C., died Oct. 17, 2010. 
DONALD A. NEUMANN, '79x, of Waxhaw, N.C., died March 1, 2011. 

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in memory) of 

in honor of 

Ruth D. Sherman 

C. H. Dentler 

Dean & Cherie Ropp 

Nancy Spoede 

Ben & Velma Mason 

Nancy Spoede 

Gary & Betsy Phillips 

Nancy Spoede 

Jim & Tucker Smith 

Nancy Spoede 

Jonathan & Pam Bennett 

Nancy Spoede 

Ken & Mary Hanna 

Nancy Spoede 

Bill & Lee Ketchersid 

Nancy Spoede 

Ford Madison 

Nancy Spoede 

Joe & Janice Rogers 

Nancy Spoede 

Paul & Delana Bice 

Nancy Spoede 

Maurice Robinowitz & A&M Class of 1948 

Nancy Spoede 

Charles & Sharon Goodman 

Nancy Spoede 

Carolyn G. Steiner 

Nancy Spoede 

Dawn Hoffman 

Nancy Spoede 

Chan & Barbara Prosser 

Nancy Spoede 

Stephen & Cheryl Little 

Nancy Spoede 

Bill & Lee Ketchersid 

Sara Nichols 

R.E. & Nan McNeill 

Dean DeVore 

Richard & Patricia Coleman 

Dean DeVore 

Sandra T. de St Aubin 

Dean DeVore 

Edgar & Carol Mirabal 

Dean DeVore 

B. Jack & Mary Stone 

Dean DeVore 

William & Myrna Wood 

Dean DeVore 

J.S. Jacobs 

Dean DeVore 

George Coleman, Jr. 

Dean DeVore 

Larry & Margo Coleman 

Dean DeVore 

Rusty & Lynette Edwards & family 

Dean DeVore 

Tommy & Jo Strader 

Dean DeVore 

Jane DeVore 

Dean DeVore 

Roger Allen 

Dorothy Hargreaves Allen 

F. Mark Davis 

Sarah Davis 

F. Mark Davis 

David Harmon 

Jack & Karin Traylor 

Ruth Boling 

David & Sigrid Luther 

Ruth Bartlett 

Jim & Priscilla Wiggins 

Miriam Wiggins 

Ed & Kathy Fickley 

Doyle Argo 

Estate of Bernice L. Swanson 

Bernice L. Swanson 

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~™ llw . y ..„„ __i consistently ifiVw...« 
in ministry since 1982. Born in Nigeria to 

ionary parents, he graduated from 
Jryan College in 1986 with a BA in history 
jnd then from Columbia International 
University (SC) with an M.Div. in cross-cultural 
ministry. His wife, Amy (Beckham), '87, and he 
helped plant a Japanese church in the 
Tokyo suburbs and he pastored it while 
y raised their sons. 

Rev. Bob Hay 

Recruiting Consultant 
and Life Coach - SIM USA 

during a home assignment in 2003, the and Life Coach - SIM USA 

ord redirected their steps back to Bob's 
roots in SIM, the agency with which his parents and grandparents served, 
.e 2004, he and Amy have had a ministry of selecting, training, and 
ding missionaries to serve with SIM as well as assisting in the reentry 
nrocess upon the missionaries' return. 

Bob and Amy have two sons, Alan and Andrew. 


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Registration 10:00am-7:00pm 

Second floor, Latimer Student Center (next to bookstore) 
Come sign in, see who's here, get a 15%-off coupon for the • 
Lion's Pride campus store, and receive an alumni mug or 
other great gift! 

Alumni Golf Tournament 11:30am * 

Dayton Golf & Country Club - Swing a club with your 
buddies while renewing old friendships. Lunch is included 
along with goodie bags. Reserve your team of 4 today! If 
you do not have a team, we can place you in a foursome. i 

Lion Cubs 5:30pm-9:00pm 

Drop off & pick up Cubs in Mercer Hall main lobby (the old 
Fishbowl). For children ages 3 - 11. Bryan College students 
will teach Bible stories and show your Cubs how to make 
some great crafts. This time is designed for parents to enjoy 
fellowship with classmates while your children have some 
fun of their own. Includes dinner & snacks. 

Good 01' Days Dinner 5:30pm 

Rhea County Room, Latimer Student Center - Classes 1970 

& previous. Enjoy a delicious served dinner as you 

reconnect with old friends and make new ones. i 

Class of 2011 Welcome Back Dinner 5:30pm # 

Spoede Cafe - Welcoming back our newest alumni. All you 
can eat Mo Mo's BBQ, and includes sides, drinks, 
and dessert. 

Class of 2006- 5 Year Reunion Dinner 6:00pm 

Alumni Rhea House back porch - All you can eat Mo Mo's # 
BBQ, and includes sides, drinks, and dessert 

Milestone Reunions 6:00pm 

Brock Hall - All class years are welcomed to this dinner! 
Highlighting the classes of 1971, 1976, 1981, 1991, 
1996, 2001. Fellowship with classmates! 

25th Reunion Dinner 6:30pm 

Library, 2nd floor - Class of 1986 Yes, it has been 25 years 
since we walked the halls of Bryan as students, and for 
some this will be the first time to return "home/' We 
want an awesome turnout, so please make your plans now 
to come and renew friendships. 

Dawgs at the Ballpark 7:30pm 

Baseball Reunion Dinner & Game 

Senter Field - Every baseball player who has ever played for 
Bryan College is invited and encouraged to attend and play! 
Featuring Dawgs, Brats, Cracker Jacks, and much more! 
"Take me out to the ball game!" 

Coffee House 8:00pm 

Latimer Student Center Dining Hall - Enjoy a coffee bar & 
dessert with friends from every class from Bryan College. 
Featuring hits from the 50's. Sweet treats & sweet 

Alumni Rugby Game 

YMCA Field: "Ouch!" 


Alumni Soccer Game 8:30pm 

Main soccer field - Alumni vs. Alumni! Ace bandages & ice 
packs are available upon request! 

Alumni Basketball Game 9:00pm 

Summers Gymnasium - Alumni vs. Alumni - feel the sweat, 
feel the heat, feel the pain. Make sure to pack your Advil ! 


• Breakfast on the Bluff 8:00am-10:30am 

New event this year! Join us at Fort Bluff Camp on Dayton 
Mountain for a light breakfast with a spectacular view off the 
bluff. You won't want to miss this! Hiking & camp tours 

• Registration 9:30am-ll:00am 

(closed during lunch 2:00pm-5:00pm 

Lunch tickets will be available at Tailgate lunch.) Second floor, 
Latimer Student Center (near Lion's Pride campus store) 
Come sign in, see who's here, get a 15%-off coupon for the 
campus shop (last chance to shop during homecoming), ar 
receive an alumni mug or other great gift! 


Alumni Choir Rehearsal 10:00am 

Choir Room - Dr. David Luther will lead Chorale/Chamber 
alumni along with Fall Chorale as you prepare to sing at the 
Alumni Awards Dinner. " Make a joyful noise!" 

Campus Tours for Teens of Alumni 10:30am 

Pass on your Bryan College heritage to your kids. Free gift 
for each participant. 

Tailgate Lunch 12 noon 

Practice Soccer Fields - Enjoy a BBQ lunch for the whole 
family on the field, while you visit with your faculty 
favorites! Festivities will include a bouncy playground for 
the kids, balloons, temporary tattoos, good eats, great 
fellowship, & much more! 

Men's Soccer 2:00pm 

Main Soccer Field - Bryan College varsity men square off 
against Point University. "Come cheer on our Lions!" 

Planned Giving Seminar 3:00pm - 4:30pm 

Spoede Cafe - Come learn about estate design and how 
this unique no-cost, no-obligation service can help you in 
your stewardship of what God has entrusted to you. 

Lion Cubs 5:30pm-9:00pm 

Drop off & pick up Cubs in Mercer Hall main lobby (the old 
Fishbowl). For children ages 3 - 11. 

Alumni Dinner & Awards 6:00pm 

Latimer Student Center Dining Hall - Celebrate our 
heritage of being a Bryan Lion. Enjoy a delicious dinner 
as you hear what is ahead for Bryan College from President 
Livesay & Alumni Director David Tromahauser. Past sports 
Hall of Fame inductees come cheer on our newest 
members. We are taking nominations for "Alumnus of the 
Year" at "Young Alumnus of the Year" 
will be presented to a younger alum who is making a 
difference in today's world. So be sure to go online and 
look at the criteria for these and cast your vote today! 

***please check our website and register at 
bryan. edu/homecoming *** 




(Only available untill October 3, A la Carte 
pricing thereafter) 

One low price that includes MOST events! Cost $35 

(saves most people at least $15 as compared 

to a la carte pricing) 


Friday night dinner plus Dawgs at the Ballpark if 
you want to eat there too, Breakfast on the Bluff, 
Tailgate Lunch, Alumni Awards Dinner, & free Lion 
Cubs for the kids (ages 3-11) 

A la Carte pricing 

Alumni Golf $60 

Friday Dinners $20 

2011 Welcome Back Dinner $10 

2006-5 Year Reunion $10 

* I Dawgs at the Ballpark $5 

Breakfast on the Bluff $5 

Tailgate Lunch $5 

6th Annual BC Bonfire& Battle of the Bands 9:00pm A | umni Awards Dinner $20 

Fireside at the Alumni Rhea House. Toast marshmallows, 

make a s'more, drink some cocoa, listen to some great Llon ^- UDS l a 8 es 3-11] 

music & enjoy old & new friends. Current students also Friday night $5/child ($20 max for each family) 

will be there to meet you! Saturday night $5/child ($20 max for each family) 


• Alumni Chapel 10:00am 

Rudd Auditorium - This is always the highlight of our 
weekend and a great way to end your Homecoming with 
us. Rev. Bob Hay, '86, will be speaking. 

Ask Paulakay at 


Make your resrvations early 
motels fill up fast 

Dayton, TN 37321 

(5-10 minute drive from campus) 

America's Best Value Inn 

7875 Rhea County Hwy 

Best Western 

7835 Rhea County Hwy 

The Cottage 

(A house with a spectacular view) 
Located off Blythes Ferry Road 

Fehn's 1891 House 

(Bed & Breakfast) 
449 Delaware Avenue 

Holiday Inn Express 


2650 Rhea County Hwy 


Ask for Bryan College discount. 

Spring City, TN 37381 

(25 minute drive from campus) 

Howard Johnson 

22500 Rhea County Hwy 


423.365.9195 (Fax) 

Ask for the special Bryan College rate of 

$72.95 per night (normally $99.99). 

Soddy Daisy, TN 37379 

(30 minute drive from campus) 

Hometown Inn 

Hwy 27, Soddy-Daisy/ 

Sequoyah Rd Exit 

222 Sequoyah Road 



Athens, TN 37303 

(35-45 minute drive from campus) 

Days Inn 

2541B Decatur Pike 

Econo Lodge 

2620 Decatur Pike 



impton Inn 

5 Hwy 30, Exit 49 
21 Holiday Drive 



iliday Inn Express 

19 Holiday Drive 

Ramada Inn & Conference Center 

1-75, Exit 52 

115 County Road, 247 


Super 8 Motel 

2541 Decatur Pike 

Hixson, Tn 37343 

(40-45 minute drive from campus) 

Comfort Inn 

4833 Hixson Pike 

Hampton Inn 

1920 Hamill Road 

(adjacent to Hwy 153) 


Continental breakfast included 

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P.O. Box 7000 
Dayton, TN 37321-7000