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OGLETHORPE 

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RMY PETRELS 

Lacrosse Takes the Field 





OU ATHLETICS: SCORING BIG 5 I SPORTS LEGACIES 8 I ALUMNI UPDATES 22 I OUR COMMUNITY 30 




EDITOR 


PHOTOGRAPHERS 


RENEE VARY 


JULIE VAUGHAN '09 




CHLOEYMAYO'10 


WRITER 




CHLOEYMAYO'10 


COVER 




ONE MOMENT MORE 


CONTRIBUTORS 


PHOTOGRAPHY 


LINDSEY CARROLL 




AUSTIN GILLIS '01 


DESIGN 


JODIE SEXTON GOFF '02 


EM2 


BARBARA BESSMER HENRY '85 




SYDNEY MOBLEY MOSS '59 




LINDA SANDERS SCARBOROUGH '65 




SUSAN SOPER '69 




KELLY HOLLAND VRTIS '97 




HOYT YOUNG 





Carillon is published 
twice a year, fall and 
spring, for alumni, 
fiends, and family of 
Oglethorpe University. 
Oglethorpe, founded 
in 1835, is a private, 
liberal arts college. 
4484 Peachtree Road, 
Atlanta, GA 30319 
404.261.1441 or 
iciciv.oglethorpe.edu. 



Speak Out 

We'd love your feedback on this 
issue as well as what you might 
like to see in upcoming Carillons. 
E-mail: rvary@oglethorpe.edu 

Photo Above 

The 2010 Oglethorpe Women's 
Soccer team huddle before a game. 



2 CARILLON I FALL 2010 




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FALL 2010 I CARILLON 3 




President Schall 
takes a breather with 
his soccer amigos in 
Guatemala. 

Larry Schall 
in 1971 on his 
high school court. 



FOR ME, 

COMPETING 

ON THE 

SOCCER PITCH 

CONTINUES 

TO BUILD 

BRIDGES AND 

CONNECTIONS 

THAT WOULD BE 

IMPOSSIBLE 

TO DISCOVER 

OTHERWISE. 




One of the striking characteristics of 
Oglethorpe is how deeply engaged our 
students become both inside and outside 
the classroom. It's that deep engagement, 
whether on the basketball court or the 
stage or writing for a literary magazine, 
that changes lives. 

It's one reason I enjoy watching our student- 
athletes so much in what is one of the most 
competitive Division III conferences in the 
country. Just like the Stormy Petrel, that darn 
pesky mascot of ours, these young men and 
women never give up (nescit cedere!) and are 
amazingly successful at what they do. We 
are the smallest university in our 12-member 
conference, let alone on the national front, yet 
teams like men's golf and women's basketball 
end up playing for national NCAA titles. 

We do athletics the right way at Oglethorpe. 
The OU student athletes are— first and 
foremost— excellent students, achieving 
higher GPAs on average than the rest of our 
student body. I'm not sure one would find 
that at many colleges these days. But more 
than that, they take all the lessons learned on 
the court or field or track and apply them to 
everything else they do in their lives. For me, 
looking back on my experience as a student- 
athlete, I would have to say that competing 
on the field as part of a group of committed 
young men has shaped virtually everything 
else I have accomplished in my life. 

It's easy for me to recall many moments of 
games played long ago whose lessons remain 
vivid all these years later. When I played, 



drinking water during practice or a game 
was a sign of weakness. It's a surprise more 
of us didn't fall over in midshot. Even today, I 
actually have to force myself to grab a drink 
during a long tennis match in the sweltering 
heat of an Atlanta summer. Yet, despite 
the idiocy of that practice, I developed very 
deeply the ability to will myself to success, and 
that sure has mattered in life off the court. 

Even at the ripe age of 57, when I realize I 
am no longer much of an athlete or a scholar, 
I still get to play a little these days. For me, 
competing on the soccer pitch continues to 
build bridges and connections that would be 
impossible to discover otherwise. 

Last winter, I traveled to Guatemala for 
three weeks to live with a family in a small, 
remote village in the highlands. On day three 
I found myself in a regular noontime soccer 
game with a bunch of teachers at a school 
where I was volunteering. It was from that 
time forward that these teachers became 
my friends (see me and my boys above). One 
came to visit me this fall in Atlanta and 
helped teach my first-year seminar in Modern 
Guatemalan Politics. With another, I have 
become a family friend and mentor to his 
son. Twelve-year-old Ramis loves basketball, 
and I regularly send him books on drills, new 
shoes, or a new leather ball. 

I'll get to introduce my Oglethorpe class 
to my friends and family in San Juan de 
Laguna in March when we travel together 
to Guatemala for spring break. It's amazing 
what a little ball and a lot of sweat can do. 



4 CARILLON I FALL 2010 






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''Dreams do 
wme true.... 
w keep on 



ireamiw 



— Frank Anderson, 

Oil baseball coach 

(1916-44) and "father of 

Oglethorpe athletics" 

as quoted at a 1963 

Oglethorpe sports 

banquet speaking 

to student-athletes. 




U Athletics: Scoring Big 



OGLETHORPE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS PRIDES ITSELF 
ON BEING A STRONG PROGRAM WITH A LEGACY OF 
ACCOMPLISHED ATHLETES AND PROMISING SCHOLARS. 



erday & Today 

Oglethorpe's sports history includes exceptional moments (like a 
1926 win over Georgia Tech in football), memorable teams (like the 
1961 men's basketball team, led by the legendary Coach Pinholster, 
who played the first integrated college basketball game in Georgia 
history), and noteworthy individual athletes (like the OU Hall of Fame 
members listed on the following pages.) Today, Oglethorpe is still 
basking in the glory of its first-ever national NCAA Championship 
won by Men's Golf in 2009 and a trip to the NCAA Final Four by 
Women's Basketball in 2008. 

But, what could our future hold? 

As an outstanding university with promising scholar-athletes 
and tremendous coaches, Oglethorpe has the foundation to 
be the premier program in its conference. In 2010, 58 Oglethorpe 
student-athletes were named to the SCAC academic honor roll. 
Going head-to-head with other SCAC colleges such as Trinity, 
Rhodes, Sewanee, and Centre, Oglethorpe currently boasts 15 
teams — including lacrosse, the latest addition. OU's head coaches 
have spent 250 years combined coaching their respective sports. 

For Oglethorpe's athletic standing to keep pace with 
its academic standards is an achievable goal. 

In spring 2010, the Oglethorpe University Board of Trustees 
approved five strategic initiatives, one of which focuses on improving 
campus facilities and infrastructure in ways that support students' 
personal, academic, and athletic development. Among those are 
renovations to Dorough Field House and Schmidt Center, as well as 
a facility to house locker rooms, coaches' offices, and fitness areas, 
complementing improvements already made during the past few 
years. Looking even further ahead, there's a need for a stadium and 
field for lacrosse and soccer, as well as enhancements to the track. 
By focusing on students' needs, we hope to enhance the athletic 
experience for the entire Oglethorpe community. 

Already, the university has entertained local and national 
architectural firms with expertise in athletic facilities design and 
formed a subcommittee of the Board of Trustees' Buildings and 
Grounds Committee to review the proposals. Those proposals 
will continue to be coordinated through the committee, along 
with initiatives for other important enhancements — a proposed 

Ew academic building and new (or renovated) student center, 
ese initiatives set the stage for Oglethorpe to carry on its athletics 
jacy and pave the way for future Stormy Petrels to take the OU 
courts and fields. 



FALL 2010 I CARILLON 5 







By Chloey Mayo '10 




Get the Scoop 




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America's oldest sport is set to become Oglethorpe University's newest. Men's Lacrosse will 
officially debut on Oglethorpe fields in spring 2011, but with the appearance of never-before-seen 
lacrosse sticks and practice games across campus, the sport is already netting attention. 



"I definitely feel like we have the chance to establish ourselves 
as whatever kind of team we want to be," said sophomore Zach 
Galatian. "There are no expectations to live up to, and that helps 
the team play a more fun and exciting brand of lacrosse. As far 
as the feel of lacrosse," he adds, "everyone who sees our practices 
seems intrigued and interested in the sport, and I think that 
will help more than anything else to establish the sport's 
longevity here." 

Anyone who attends one of their preseason, self-led practices 
would be intrigued. Months away from their season opener, they 
are exploring each team member's strengths and weaknesses, 
and they seem to have built a solid camaraderie that is usually 
present in more mature, older teams. Part of the charm of this 
squad is not only its novelty, but also how quickly it seems to have 
formed a working bond. Older athletes stop play to give advice 
to the younger, less experienced, and, though there are no formal 
captains yet, some players seem to have assumed leadership roles 
within the group. There is a seriousness in their demeanor, but 
they seem just as serious about enjoying their sport. 

"Because we're from all different areas of the country, we bring 
different styles of play to the table," said Galatian, who will play 



"We have always thought it would be a great aadfnon 
to our program," said Coach Jay Gardiner, director 
of OU athletics. "The sport attracts a quality group 
of student-athletes, those who are a good fit for our 
school." Referencing the tendency for Ivy League and 
academically focused college lacrosse teams to be 
successful, Coach Gardiner added that "it seemed to 
make sense. It brings in an extra 20-25 men from 
areas in the region that tend to feed our university. 

Lacrosse has Native American roots and over time has 
developed into a modern mix of basketball, soccer, and 
field hockey. While the game has taken some time to 
establish itself in many places across the country, in 
recent years its popularity has grown tremendously, 
especially in the Southeast. As more southern high 
school and collegiate teams add the sport to their 
varsity lineups, the Stormy Petrels seem to have good 
timing. The majority of the players on Oglethorpe's 
inaugural team are underclassmen, and the historical 
significance of playing on this newly created team is 
not lost on the players. 



6 CARILLON I FALL 2010 



LACROSSE # 



In the Spirit 
of the Game 



Playhook 



Originating in the Native American nations 
of mid-America, lacrosse played a significant 
role in community and religious life. Lacrosse 
was often played to resolve conflicts; heal 
the sick; develop strong, virile men; and 
prepare for war. Legend tells of games with 
more than 100 players from different tribes 
taking turns to play on a field that could 
stretch for miles. Sometimes the game could 
last for days, from sunup to sundown. Those 
who took part did so in the role of warriors, 
with the goal of bringing glory and honor 
to themselves and their tribes. The game 
was said to be played "for the Creator" or 
referred to as "The Creator's Game." 

[Source: issaquahyouthlacrosse org) 



• Lacrosse is played using a small, solid 
rubber ball and a long-handled racquet 
called a crosse — or lacrosse stick. 

• To score, a player must shoot the 
ball into the opponent's goal, using 
the lacrosse stick to catch, carry, and 
pass the ball to teammates. 

• Men's lacrosse uses 10 players — a goalie, 
three defensemen, three midfielders, and 
three attack men. 



• Lacrosse is played on a 
field that is 1 10 yards long 
and 60 yards wide — about 
the size of a standard 
soccer field. 





• Players are not allowed 
to tackle like football 
players. Instead they 
perform a block called 
"body checking." Body 
checking is permitted if the opponent has 
the ball or is within 5 yards of a loose ball. 
All body contact must occur from the front 
or side, above the waist and below the 
shoulders, and with both hands on the stick. 
Aggressive body checking is discouraged. 

• A player may gain possession of the ball 
by dislodging it from an opponent's crosse 
with a stick check, the controlled poking 
and slapping of the possessive player's stick 
and gloved hands. 




201 1 Men's Lacrosse Schedule 
Feb. 26 at Reinhardt University, Time TBA 
Mar. 2 at Shorter College, 7 p.m. 
Mar. 16 vs. Carthage College, 3:30 p.m. 
Mar. 18 vs. Hendrix College, 3:30 p.m. 
Mar. 20 vs. Millsaps College, 1 p.m. 
Mar. 23 at Berry College, 4 p.m. 



Mar. 26 at Birmingham-Southern College, 1 p.m. CT 

Apr. 1 vs. Sewanee, 3:30 p.m. 

Apr. 3 vs. Centre College, 1 p.m. 

Apr. 8 at Colorado College, 3:30 p.m. MT 

Apr. 10 at Southwestern University, 1 p.m. CT 

Apr. 16 vs. University of Dallas, 1 p.m. 

Apr. 20 vs. Berry College, 7 p.m. 
(Silverbacks' Stadium) 



alongside his younger brother Sam this spring. "At this point, we're 
all learning from one another. Everyone is really excited to play.. .so 
we've been practicing, eating, and generally hanging out with one 
another as much as possible. I think that's where that friendship 
comes from." 

Though the Petrels are entering the conference lineup as a young 
team, they are in good company. The SCAC hosts five considerably 
new lacrosse teams, many with rosters full of underclassmen. The 
standout team to beat is Colorado College, which finished first in 
the conference last season with an overall record of 10-2 and an 
undefeated conference record. 

"We are certainly not out of our league," said Coach Gardiner, 
acknowledging his team's stellar prep careers. "We are not going in 
any game with fear. Of course there will be some trying times, but 
we do have a good quality group of athletes, and we feel confident 
that we've got some leaders, and they'll emerge as stars." 

Coach Gardiner assumes the role of head coach after having played 
and coached lacrosse at McDaniel College, a Division III program 
in Maryland. "It is a 'rebirth' for me, in a sense," admits Coach 



Gardiner, who has been involved in the sport since he was seven 
years old. "It's exciting to coach such a well-mannered, solid group of 
young men. They are an amazing group with unmatched character, 
and we want them to be known as a group of respectful and driven 
athletes. As a team, of course, we want to win and we want to 
succeed, but the emphasis here is to develop that quality of character 
that extends beyond their years here." 



"Lax" Facts 

• There are currently 176 Division III Men's 
Lacrosse teams. Of the SCAC's 12 conference 
schools, eight have fielded men's teams: 

Birmingham-Southern, Sewanee, Oglethorpe, Colorado College, 

Southwestern, Hendrix, Millsaps, and Centre. 

• In 2012, a women's lacrosse team will pin the Stormy Petrels' roster. 

• The United States has two professional lacrosse leagues: Major 
League Lacrosse, played on an outdoor field, and the National 
Lacrosse League, played indoors. 




FALL 2010 



CARILLON 7 



RE ARE 
NO GEORGI, 




JWERS ENSHRINED IN THE NATIONAL BASEBALL 



COOPERSTOWN, NEW YORK. 



LDOGSOR GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS HAVE BEEN INDUCTED INTO THAT FRATERNITY, BUT 
REL STANDS AMONG THOSE LEGENDS— OGLETHORPE'S OWN LUKE APPUM^ 



ByAustir 



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Luke Appling was born in High Point, North 
Carolina, in 1907. He attended high school in 
the Atlanta area and enrolled at Oglethorpe 
in 1928. Starting in 1929, Appling played for 
Coach Frank Anderson's Stormy Petrels, and in 
1930, he was part of arguably the best base- 
ball team ever to play at Oglethorpe. 

The Stormy Petrels went undefeated in 1930, 
claiming wins over major college programs 
such as Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Clemson. 
That April, Appling hit three home runs against 
Mercer to lead Oglethorpe to the Southern 
Intercollegiate Championship. 

Having impressed the professional scouts, 
Appling joined the Atlanta Crackers of the 
Southern League in the summer of 1930. Major 
League teams clamored for his services, and 
that fall Appling signed with the Chicago 



White Sox of the American League. He made 
it all the way to the majors in September 1930, 
making his major league debut a mere five 
months after suiting up for the Stormy Petrels. 

Appling played shortstop for the White Sox 
for 20 seasons, earning seven All-Star Game 
appearances along the way. He also won two 
batting titles. The first came in 1936, when 
he posted an incredible .388 batting aver- 
age, and the second in 1943, at the relatively 
advanced age of 36. 

In 1962, Appling was inducted into the 
Oglethorpe University Athletic Hall of Fame, as 
part of its inaugural class. He was inducted into 
the National Baseball Hall of Fame two years 
later. But, he was not done impressing with his 
athletic talents. 



Twenty years later, Appling played in an old- 
timers game alongside legends Hank Aaron, 
Stan Musial, Bob Feller, and Early Wynn. At 75, 
he was the oldest player in the game. Never- 
theless, Appling electrified the crowd by hitting 
a home run off Braves legend Warren Spahn. 

Luke Appling passed away in 1991. However, 
his legacy is secure, and his Hall of Fame 
career is testament to just how high our Stormy 
Petrels can fly. 

Luke Appling (right) and Amos Martin of 
the undefeated 1930 Southern Intercollegiate 
Championship Oglethorpe baseball team. 

Photo courtesy of Special Collections and 
Archives, Georgia State University Library. 

Author, see page 1 1. 



8 CARILLON I FALL 2010 




As Alice began to consider college options, she was offered 
two athletic scholarships for tennis. However, a close friend, 
who was home on break from Oglethorpe, sang OU's praises. 
The idea of a small university in a big city appealed to Alice, 
and she applied. Her first sight of Oglethorpe was the day she 
arrived as a freshman. She went on to pledge Chi Omega and 
make many new friends, and she doubts that anyone had a 
happier college experience. 

However, with no women's team at OU, tennis became just a 
pastime for Alice. Nevertheless, she managed to stay in the 
spotlight. When the OU men's team needed a substitute for 
a match with Emory, she was persuaded to play. Later, in a 
challenge match with a professor who claimed that no woman 
on campus could beat him, she won 6-0, 6-1. One of her 
fondest memories of this match was the interaction of faculty 
and student spectators. 

During her senior year, Alice met with President Manning 
Pattillo and persuaded the university to start a women's tennis 
team. After graduation, she was named women's athletic 



As a child, Alice Richardson would follow her older 
brothers to a neighborhood park and play "thousands 
and thousands of tennis games with a wall." Essentially 
self-taught, with no formal lessons, Alice played 
tournament tennis by age 10 and competed on a 
national level by her teens. At 18, she was ranked as 
the #3 player in her native Florida and #33 nationally. 



coordinator and served as tennis coach for both teams until 
1978. Eventually, she became the first woman inducted into 
the OU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994. 

After working several years as a tennis pro and club director 
for a neighborhood in Atlanta, she started a property 
management company, which specializes in managing 
community associations with an emphasis on sports amenities. 
"Four years of a broad-based liberal arts education gave me 
a big-picture outlook that has been extremely valuable in my 
career," says Alice. "My time working at OU after graduation 
gave me experience that I have used ever since." 

Linda Sanders Scarborough graduated in 1965 with a major 
in math and physics and worked for AT&T in information 
technology until her retirement. She serves on the Alumni 
Board and volunteers at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra 
and the Alliance Theatre. 



The 1977-78 Oglethorpe Women's Tennis team with Coach 
Alice Richardson (far right). 



CARRYING A LEGACY: 



H CARAY ' 




Josh Caray is following 
in the footsteps of his 
family of legendary 
baseball announcers — 
the late great Skip 
and Harry Caray. 



Since graduating in 2004 with a degree in 
communication and rhetoric studies, Josh 
worked as a broadcaster and producer for 
WLAQ radio in Rome, Ga., calling Class 
A Rome Braves baseball and Rome High 
School football. He also called the Atlanta 
Braves Class AAA affiliate, the Gwinnett 
Braves, and most recently, he handled the 
play-by-play duties for the International 
Baseball League's San Angelo Colts in Texas. 



Thinking back to his days at Oglethorpe, 
Josh credits Dr. Shrikhande's broadcast 
communications class for providing a solid 
introduction into the broadcasting world 
from a business perspective. Josh says that 
Oglethorpe helped him to relate to others 
from different backgrounds and cultures. But 
not surprisingly, he credits his family for 
inspiring him to go into a broadcasting career. 

"Watching my granddad on WGN in 
Chicago and watching my dad on TBS 
made me realize how special my family 
was," remembers Josh. "That passion rubbed 
off on me. I figured if I love it so much, why 
not make a career out of it?" 



Josh's favorite part of a broadcaster's life is 
the travel. "I get to see different parts of the 
country, and being on the road is a time to 
connect with the team," says Josh. "When 
everyone is away from their families, the 
team becomes a family for each other." 

When asked to imagine a "dream 
broadcast" scenario, Josh understandably 
casts his family members. "I would love for 
me, my dad, and my granddad to do a 
Braves-Cubs game at Wrigley Field on a 
sunny afternoon. Doesn't matter who wins, 
but just to listen to them talk baseball with 
me would be a treat." 



FALL 2010 I CARILLON 9 



•f^Mri^L 



UP^WIT 
TIM STRAUS ' 

By Susan Soper '69 





If it's true, as Tim Straus says, that old catchers never retire, they just 
become bullpen coaches, then he's living proof of how fun that can be. 



(top) Tim Straus in his 
RedStixx catchers uniform 
(bottom) Tim Straus with 
the 1975-76 OU team. 



"I was just an average Oglethorpe athlete," 
says Tim, who graduated in 1979- "I did 
the best I could and took it as far as I 
could go. It's just fun!" 

Some of the fun has been in catching for 
pitchers like Tom Glavine, John Smoltz, 
and other household name players- 
warming them up, rehabbing them 
after injuries. 

"It's really something to catch their stuff," 
he says. "They're extraordinary athletes— 
they can manipulate a baseball." 

Tim stayed in the game over the years, 
playing semipro with a variety of teams, 
and ended up at spring training with 
the Cleveland Indians. "Basically, I was 
a hardworking catcher and pretty good 
defensive catcher and never made it to any 
high levels of baseball, but because I could 
catch, I could work as a bullpen coach." 

Still part of the Cleveland club, he was 
with the Columbus RedStixx for many 
years but could not move with them to 
Greenville, S.C., while he was raising a 
young son. That's when the Braves picked 
him up, and now, at 53, he's still with 
them — working with their Class A team 
in Rome. 

Citing a quote from baseball great Roy 
Campenella— you have to be a man to play 
baseball but you have to be a little boy, 
too— Tim says, "I still have that sparkle- 
it just doesn't go away." 

When Tim was playing Petrel baseball— 
"at the tail end of the wood bat era"— there 
were no locker rooms or record books. 
Without those official stats, he says, he 
likes to tell his son he led the team in hits 
his sophomore year. 



In those days, he says, players changed 
in station wagons, dorm rooms, even 
in the parking lot! At the end of his 
sophomore year, the baseball program was 
dismantled— then somewhat reinstated 
with Bill Maness as coach. 

"I always wished that baseball had 
gotten more respect back then," he says, 
"especially with that beautiful ballpark." 

But he still has some fond memories of 
teammates, Coach Tommy Norwood, and 
rivals who are still OU opponents today: 
Georgia Southwestern, Piedmont, Shorter, 
and Berry. 

Tim moved down south from Avon Old 
Farms, a boarding school in Avon, Conn. 
As a history major, Tim remembers the 
late Leo Bilancio as a "great teacher" who 
launched him on the history portion of 
his career— teaching and coaching for 
more than seven years at Pace Academy in 
Atlanta, where he overlapped with another 
OU alum and baseball team captain, 
Charlie Owens '68. He and Charlie still 
compare old OU baseball stories. 

"For me," Tim says, "the fact that I never 
got past playing in spring training— I'm 
more than content with that. My advice 
to OU athletes today is: take it to the end 
of your ability. I am very grateful to do 
something I like. Since I've been in pro 
ball, I've not 'worked' a single day." 

A former Oglethorpe trustee. Susan Soper 
'69 is currently the executive director of 
Oglethorpe's Marketing/Communications 
Department after 20 years as an editor 
with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 
She is also the founder and author of 
ObitKit: A Guide to Celebrating Your 
Life, available at wxcxc.ohitkit.com. 



10 CARIUON I FALL 2010 



BASEBALL '< 



IT'S A SWING AND 
KRISTI DOSH '03 



By Austin Gillis '01 



MOST YOUNG ATTORNEYS SEE 
BASEBALL AS A LEISURE ACTIVITY. 
FOR KRISTI DOSH, OUR NATIONAL 
PASTIME WAS AN OPPORTUNITY 
FOR AN EXCITING SECOND CAREER. 



Kristi, a 2003 Oglethorpe graduate and 
Young Alumni Trustee, has been a practic- 
ing attorney since 2007. She is currently 
an associate at the firm of Taylor English 
Duma, LLP, where she practices real 
estate law. But she also has a burgeoning 
second career as an author and media 
personality, providing insight on baseball 
and the law. 

It started for Kristi when she was still in 
law school. Hoping to put the writing skills 
she honed at Oglethorpe to good use, 
she signed up for a tax seminar, which 
required her to write a lengthy paper. A 
lifelong baseball fan, Kristi chose t o focus ^ 
her paper on Major League Bas^bajTjs 
revenue-sharing program. Her /aper 
was eventually published as anAarticle 
in The University of Denver Sports & 
Entertainment Law Journal. ^ 

Even as she began practicing in t/ie field 
of real estate law, Kristi continueJ to write 
about baseball and the law on tie side. 
Kristi began regularly penning articles for 
Forbes.com, the Business of Sparts Net- 
work, The Hardball Times, for f/er own 
website, "It's a Swing and a Mnss," and 
numerous other online outlets focused on 
the business of sports. Eventually, those 



articles led KristiJ 
television as a cl 



i appear on radio and 
imentator. She can cur- 



program on i^ncast Sports Southeast, as 



flMMLj IMC IIMISMII!^ lUULIICi UN 
out Major League Baseball's 
bargaining called Balancing 
-low Collective Bargaining Hi 
he Major Leagues. The book! 
, is due out next spring, 
ed as one paper about J 
as turned into an exhilaratirl 
second career for Kristi. Practicing real 
estate law is not easy, and neither is 1 
working in the field of sports. But Kris! 
Dosh is out there doing both — in a bigt 
league way! 

To read some of Kristi's articles, visit her 
website: www.itsaswingandamiss.com. 

A baseball fan, Austin Gillis was presi- 
dent of his junior and senior classes at 
OU and a member of Delta Sigma Phi. He 
is now an attorney with Green Es? Sapp 
LLP in Atlanta and is an OU Alumni 
Board member. 





FALL 2010 I CARILLON 11 



** BASEBAL 




Bob Wolfe grew up in Pittsburgh watching baseball's Roberto 
Clemente and the Pirates from the right field bleachers of Forbes 
Field and playing basketball as often as he could. And although his 
playing days ended with college graduation, a few fortunate breaks 
and a lot of determination have allowed him to make a career in 
management of the sports he enjoys. 

Bob has logged an impressive 30 years in professional sports manage- 
ment and is now in his fifth season as executive vice president for 
the Washington Nationals. He is responsible for many aspects of the 
club's business and administrative areas and played a key role in the 
development of Nationals Park, which opened in 2008. 

Bob's story began at Oglethorpe back in 1976— also head coach Jack 
Berkshire's inaugural season— as a 6'7" freshman on the Stormy 
Petrels basketball team. Their record improved year after year, and by 
Bob's senior year, the team wrapped up the season 23-6. One of Bob's 
teammates, Tom Seitz '80, was interested in going into collegiate 
coaching or management after graduation, and Bob liked the sound of 
that. With Coach Berkshire's help, he secured an internship with the 
Atlanta Braves during his last semester at OU. 

That internship became a full-time job, and after five years he joined 
the Atlanta Hawks as business manager. In 1988, he was named vice 
president/business manager of the NBA franchise. His seven seasons 
with the Hawks spanned a period of significant growth for both the 
team and the league. Bob returned to the Braves from 1992 to 2003 
as senior vice president of administration and was directly involved 
with the design and development of Turner Field and its related sales, 



By Kelly Holland Vrtis '97 



"I knew I was willing to spend whatever 
time it took to prepare myself by learning 
the specifics of the business." 



marketing, and operational plans following the ballpark's conversion 
from Olympic Stadium before the 1997 baseball season. 

As an undergraduate student. Bob studied business and economics. 
"I'm in a unique business, so in an academic sense when I graduated, 
I knew very little about the specifics of the sports industry," he recalls. 
"But I did have confidence from my course work at Oglethorpe in my 
ability to read, write, comprehend, and verbally communicate. And I 
knew I was willing to spend whatever time it took to prepare myself 
by learning the specifics of the business. To the extent that I've had 
success, it would be based on those same fundamentals." 

Kelly Holland Vrtis '97 lives in Dallas. Tex., where she is the market- 
ing communications managerfor The Container Store. She currently 
chairs the Alumni Communications Committee for the Alumni Board. 



12 CARILLON I FALL 2010 



MENTORS # 



TEAMMATES IN SPORT AND SERVICE 

For Oglethorpe student-athletes, making a difference in the community 
is a team effort. This year, OU teams are continuing to work loith 
local service groups to be leaders in their respective sports as well as 
in the community. 



The Oglethorpe baseball team partnered 
with Sandy Springs Youth Sports Baseball 
(SSYS) to conduct the SSYS's first fall 
baseball program, held weekly through the 
fall. The league was so popular that within 
the first few weeks of registration, a waiting 
list of eager participants formed. During the 
program, OU's baseball players worked one- 
on-one with youth players (clad in their OU 
athletic gear!) to improve baseball funda- 
mentals and skills. 

The Men's Basketball team continues to build 
on the relationships they've established in 
past years volunteering at the Brookhaven 
Boys' and Girls' Club. During the fall, each 
member of the team spends six weeks at the 
Boys and Girls Club, working with students 
of all ages with homework, arts and crafts, 
and outdoor activities. During the season, the 
children attend home OU basketball games, 
and in the summer, as many as 10 youngsters 
from the program receive scholarships to at- 



tend Coach Ponders weeklong basketball 
camp for free. As a result of their efforts, 
the OU Men's Basketball team has received 
the John Swain Volunteer of the Year Award, 
given by all 22 Metro-Atlanta Clubs. 

The OU cheerleaders visit the nearby Lynwood 
Park Recreation Center every week during 
the season to assist neighborhood youth with 
homework, reading, and mentoring. Captain 
Ashley Blake '11 believes that volunteering is 
an important part of any team or organization. 
She hopes that these experiences will not only 
help their Brookhaven neighbors, but also 
bring the team closer together. 

"When a team shares experiences outside of 
their sport or organization, they tend to bond," 
said Blake. "We are starting off fresh with a 
new squad— mostly freshmen— and by working 
together outside of cheerleading, my goal is 
that we grow as friends as well as teammates." 




(top] OU basketball players shoot hoops 
with kids at the Boys' and Girls' Club. 

(bottom) OU freshman baseball player Will 
Hanna teaches his young team to stretch. 



IN MEMORIAM: JOHN GUTHRIE '62 




JOHN GUT. 
SEPTEMBER 1 



While at Oglethorpe, Guthrie played baseball 
and basketball, a sport that became his lifelong 
passion and career. During his senior year, 
Guthrie coached the Oglethorpe freshmen bas- 
ketball team, and after graduating, he returned 
to his alma mater to coach basketball, baseball, 
and tennis. 

Guthrie moved on to coach basketball, first at 
George Washington University, and then at 
the University of Georgia for nine years, five as 
head coach. Guthrie later worked as assistant 
commissioner of the Southeastern Conference, 
a position he held for 25 years, serving as the 
league's supervisor of basketball officials, a role 
he performed for several conferences. 

An Atlanta native, Guthrie is widely recog- 
nizes as a sports pioneer of the '70s and 
'80s. He played a primary role in the integra- 



tion of UGA's basketball team and is largely 
credited with the recruitment of UGA's first 
black basketball player, Ronnie Hogue. These 
groundbreaking efforts extended to his work 
within basketball officiating. In the early 1980s, 
there was still a quota on the number of minority 
officials that were hired. According to Andre 
Patillo, Morehouse University's athletics director 
and a former referee, Guthrie "stomped out that 
unofficial mandate by hiring the most promis- 
ing officials, regardless of race. ..he made it his 
business to identify good officials, especially 
minorities, and give them a chance." 

John Guthrie is survived by his wife Angela, 
daughter Campbell, son David and his wife 
Laura, and their three children. 

•<John Guthrie with Coach Garland 
Pinholster and the 1960-61 OU 
championship basketball team. 



FALL 2010 I CARILLON 13 



FRESHMEN 15 



THE CLASS OF 2014 IS BURSTING WITH PROMISING 
PETRELS, WHO BUILT STELLAR HIGH SCHOOL CAREERS 




Adept at both football and lacrosse, this 
midfielder brings speed and experience 
to the field of Oglethorpe's newest sport. 
Coach Jay Gardiner describes him as a 
man of "unmatched character." 



Named Northwest Florida Player of the 
Year during his prep career, this forward is 
one of the few freshmen to skip the reserve 
and work out with older players. 



This starting defender is no stranger to 
Salamone Field; she scouted OU women's 
soccer while watching her brother Michael 
play and later coach OU men's soccer. Katie 
scored her first (unassisted) goal in only her 
fourth collegiate game. 







TIRZAH BROWN 

WOMEN'S CROSS-COUNTRY/TRACK 

/ft Fort Myers High, Fort Myers, GA 

This 5K specialist has consistently recorded 
times in the mid-22's this season. "The girls 
on this team really go out of their way to 
help their teammates reach their goals," 
Tirzah says. "It's more about the team score 
and less about the individual." 




CLARA ST. URBAIN 
WOMEN'S SOCCER 

Walton High, Marietta, GA 



Early in the season this forward established 
herself as a standout on the women's 
soccer team, leading the team with five 
goals during just the first six games of 
the season. 




GENE FLATHMANN 
LACROSSE 

Ryan High, Franklin, TN 



The 5'10" defender says he's "really big 
on 'team first.'" "I want us to win the 
conference championship before anything. 
After that, I want to make the All- 
Conference team." 



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STUDENT-ATHLETES. AMONG THE ONES TO 
AND NOW AIM TO MAKE THEIR MARKS IN 



HALL OF FAME 




Frank B. Anderson - Coach 
Luke B. Appling '32 - Baseball 
JohnC. "Cy" Bell '30 - Foolball 
Adrian H. Maurer '25 - Football 
Garland F. Pinholster - Coach 
Harry Robertson - Coach 

H. Clay Parrish '26 - Baseball, Football 
Stephen J. "Steve" Schmidt '40 - 

Mr. Booster 
Lucas N. Turk '20 ■ Baseball 

Thomas "Tom" A. Bartenfeld '24 ■ 

Football Booster 
Heywood "Monk" Clement '30 - 

Mr. Ail-Around 
Wendell W. Crowe '25 - 

Football Booster 

Parker L. Bryant '32 - 
Ail-Around Athlete 
John W. Patrick '33 - Football Coach 

Mark E. "Banty" Eubanks '30 - Track 
Lucien W. Hope '21 - Baseball 

Kenneth A. "Nutty" Campbell '27 - 

Football 
James B. "Jay" Partridge '25 - Baseball 

Bill W. Carter '59 - Basketball Coach 

Edgar D. "Ed" David '24 - Football 

Ansel W. Paulk '39 - Athlete Booster 

Otis M. Jackson '24 - Complete 
Alumnus 

John W. Crouch '29 - Football 
A. Z. Johnson '50 - Basketball 
William C. Perkins '29 - Football 
Jack S. Puryear '37 - Football 

Howard G. Axelberg '40 - Football 
Thomas "Tommy" E. Norwood '63 - 
Basketball 

George W. "Caruso" Hardin '27- 

Football 
Bobby T. Nance '63 - Basketball 

John R. Guthrie '62 - Basketball Coach 
Charles F. "Charlie" Waller '42 - 
Football Coach 

H. Cecil Moon '36 - Basketball Coach 
Ray M. Thomas '65 - Basketball 

Isaac W. "Ike" Cousins '27 - Football, 

Baseball 
James H "Jim" Hinson '49 - Basketball 
Amos A. Martin '30 - Baseball, 

Football 

William I. "Jay" Boswell '20 - 
Ail-Around Athlete 



FALL 2010 I CARILLON 15 



f SPORTS MEDIA 




Imagine that it's game night and you can't make it 
out to that season opener of your favorite Oglethorpe 
sports team. What do you do? 



If you're like a growing number of OU sports 
fans, you tune in to Petrel Sports Network, 
Oglethorpe Athletics' live, online audio 
streaming of all the home game action- 
commercial free. Play-by-play and color 
commentary of home conference games 
and other home contests is delivered by OU 
students— athletes and nonathletes alike. 

Hoyt Young, associate athletics director for 
media relations, founded the program in 
fall 2007 after observing another school's 
students at an SCAC baseball tournament 
making calls for their online listeners. 

"After talking to them I realized how easy 
it would be to do something similar at 
Oglethorpe," recalls Young. "Honestly, 
I was motivated by my peers in sports 
information and the student-athletes we 
promote. I saw how other small schools were 
taking advantage of this new technology 



ALUM IN ACTION: 
BRIAN CHIMIKLIS '08 



Brian Chimiklis was the original student- 
broadcaster for the Petrel Sports Network, 
calling baseball games during the network's 
inaugural season. After graduation, Brian 
returned to his hometown of Lowell, Mass., and 
interned with the radio station 980 WCAP, 
assisting with the broadcasts of Minor League 



and thought, 'If they can do it, why not us?' 
Once I realized how inexpensive it would 
be to start the Petrel Sports Network and 
how many of our fans could benefit from our 
content, I knew it was only a matter of time 
before I was able to get Oglethorpe students 
to get behind it and potentially use it as a 
career builder." 

As one of only a handful of SCAC schools 
to host a live audio stream of home sports 
matchups, the Petrel Sports Network prides 
itself on being a program that enhances the 
experiences of sports fans, as well as the 
students behind the program. 

"Ideally, the Petrel Sports Network... 
provides an opportunity for students to 
fast-track a career in sports broadcasting," 
offers Young. Although it is still in its 
relative infancy, the Petrel Sports Network 
already has had alumni transition their 



Baseball's Lowell Spinners. He recently returned 
to Atlanta to work for the sports talk radio station 
790 the Zone, where he serves as a content 
provider and manager for their sports website. 

Brian credits Oglethorpe's Hoyt Young with 
helping him on his career path. "Hoyt was 
instrumental in allowing me to gain exposure in 
this field," shared Brian. "He presented me with 
the opportunity to join the newly established 
Petrel Sports Network, and ultimately he was 
responsible for providing me with my first 



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broadcasting experience into a career. In 
addition to voice talent, a variety of positions 
in media production are necessary to make 
the network function, and both athletes 
and nonathletes— from various majors and 
disciplines— participate. 

"We are working with the Communication 
Department to identify prospective talent for 
this program," says Young. "But, ultimately, 
all you need [to work with the Petrel Sports 
Network] is a general enthusiasm for sports." 

The Petrel Sports Network archives all of 
its broadcasts and makes it easy for fans to 
access them at any time on the Oglethorpe 
Athletics website, www.gopetrels.com. The 
network also hosts Coach's Corner, a show 
that recaps the week and includes player 
interviews and more sports commentary. 
This fall, the Petrel Sports Network added 
live video feed to this season's home 
basketball games, synched to the audio 

introduction into the world of broadcasting. My 
experience from calling Petrel baseball games 
only reinforced the desire to be involved in sports 
broadcasting." 

Brian admits that a career in broadcasting can 
be more complicated than it may seem. "The 
announcers and sportscasters from ESPN make if 
look so seamless, but it can be one of the more 
humbling activities you can experience. The 
preparation that goes into these broadcasts is 
similar to taking a final exam. The amount of stats 



broadcast. This low-cost, pay-per-view 
service is available on the website, in 
addition to the free audio stream already 
offered online. 

The growth of the network reflects its 
burgeoning number of followers, ironically, 
many of whom are fans of rival teams. "Even 
though Oglethorpe is our home team, we 
try to speak highly of our opponents and 
make fair calls without bias," relates Young. 
"We get compliments quite frequently 
from parents of visiting schools who are 
impressed by the quality of [our podcasts] 
and the professionalism of our students." 

Chloey Mayo, a 2010 graduate of Oglethorpe, 
works in her alma mater's public relations 
office and has helped bring the OU Blog alive 
(www.oglethorpeblog.org). At OU, she ran 
both track and cross-country while pursuing 
her bachelor's in communication and 
rhetoric studies. 

from the media notes can be overwhelming; you 
could analyze the game in so many directions." 

Brian also recognizes that his industry is 
constantly evolving. "The emergence of social 
media has altered the broadcasting landscape," 
he observed. "In the near future, radio stations 
may start to follow the ESPN model in which 
various types of media (radio, websites, blogs, 
and Twitter) will begin to blend together and 
form a multifaceted news outlet. To be involved 
in such an undertaking would be exciting." 






1983 CONT'D 



i neoaore w. v_uney ruiton ji - 

Football 
Maxwell "Red" Ivey '46 - 

Ail-Around Athlete 
Leonard W. "Lefty" Willis '25 • Baseball 

James Edwin "Ed" Copeland '36 - 
Basketball 

F. Wayne Dobbs '61 • Basketball 
John S. "Foxy" Knox '22 - Football 

I. Fred Agel '52 - Baseball 

R. Darden Archer '46 • Baseball 

Paul T. Goldsmith '32 - Football 

Jack M. Berkshire ■ Basketball Coach 
Homer Clyde "Chess" Chestnutt '21 ■ 

Football 
Jay D. Dye '60 ■ Basketball 
Henry "Hank" R. Frieman '36 ■ Football 

Percy H. "Lefty" Dixon '34 - Baseball 
Frank M. Mitrick '35 • Football 
Robin L. Thurmond '34 - Football 
Charles M. "Happy" Vance '34 - 
Baseball 

G. Douglass "Doug" Alexander '68 - 
Basketball 

Herbert E. "Swede" Phillips - Coach 

Hoke S.Bell '31 -Football 
J. Hoyt Farmer '37 - Ail-Around Athlete 
Glenn C. "Bot" Owens '39 - Football 
William "Willie" E. Sheals '72 - 

Basketball 
Ray Walker '33 - Baseball, Football 

Edwin "Ed" S. Clement '38 - Baseball 
S. Morris Mitchell '63 - Basketball 
Robert T. "Bob" Sexton '64 - Basketball 
Asa P. Wall '30 - Baseball 
Robert "Bob" E. Wolfe '80 - Basketball 
Frank M. "Ben" Zelencik '38 - Football 

Michael E. Dahl '69 - Basketball 
W. Elmer George '40 - Ail-Around 

Athlete 
William H. Reynolds '37 - Football 
Kimsey R. Stewart '38 - Football 
John A. Varnedoe Jr. '23 - Football 

Ernest "Ernie" A. Crain '70 - Basketball 
William "Bill" J. Garrigan '66 - 

Basketball 
Robert L. Kilgore '25 - Football 
Mack A. Rikard '37 - Football Booster 
Loren P. "Buck" Thomas '38 - Football 
Anthony "Tony" S. Zelencik '41 - 

Football 

Ronald W. "Tick" Anderson '77 - 

Basketball 
Joseph W. Dennis '69 - Baseball, 

Tennis 



FALL 2010 I CARILLON 17 



f SPORTS MEDIj 



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''EVERYONE HAS A STORY 
CAT ANDERSEN '02 X 

.% JrxZie Sexton Gqff"02 




CAT ANDERSEN '02, A REPORTEfFOR CHANNEL 13 EYEWITNESS NEWS IN 
INDIANAPOLIS, STARTS HER DAY AT*1:30 A.M. SHE IS "TV READY" BY 3 A.M. 
AND BY THE TIME THE NEWSCAST BEGINS AT 4:30 A.M., SHE'S ALREADY OUT THE 
DOOR, ON THE SCENE, AND READY TO GIVE LIVE REPORTS EVERY HALF HOUR. 
CAT HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO COVER ALL TYPES OF ISSUES, ALTHOUGH IN THE 
HOOSIER STATE OF INDIANA— HOME OF THE COLTS AND THE NCAA— SPORTS ARE 
ESPECIALLY NEWSWORTHY! 



In addition to her Eyewitness News work, in spring 
2008, Cat landed a job cohosting the television show 
NCAA On-Campus, which features college athletes 
across the country. Her first story focused on a college 
gymnast who went to MIT and used herself to complete 
a physics assignment by attaching sensors to her body 
while she performed. 

In 2009, Cat hosted NCAA On-Campus at Oglethorpe, 
covering Olafur Loftsson, an exchange student from 
Iceland who won the Division III Men's Golf Individual 
National Championship as a freshman and led 
Oglethorpe to the national team title as well. 



Her favorite sports story she's ever covered featured a 
student athlete at Wheaton College whose nickname 
was "Zoom" because he was one of their fastest 
runners on the track team. He had learned to sprint 
from living in war-torn Bosnia as a kid, and whenever 
he heard Serbian tanks, he would sprint to avoid 
getting hit by shrapnel. 

A double major at Oglethorpe in English and political 
science allowed Cat to read and effectively analyze 
other people's lives. When asked what drove her to 
journalism, Cat said, "knowing that everyone has a 
story. It's fascinating to hear what people have been 
through, overcome, and accomplished, and to be able 
to tell those stories is an honor." 



Jodie Sexton Goff '02 is a financial services market specialist at the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston 
and a member of the Alumni Board. At OU, Jodie majored in business and minored in music. She 
performs as a vocal, soloist, in Boston, Mass., where she lives with her husband, Todd, and two young 
daughters. Both Jodie's parents, Bob Sexton '64 and Jane Connor Sexton '65, as well as her sister-in- 
law Ashley Everhart Sexton '92, are OU graduates. 



18 CARILLON I FALL 2010 



SPORTS MEDIA f 



HALL OF FAME 



Charles "Greek" George '34 - 

Football, Baseball 
George L Hooks '4] ■ Football, 

Basketball, Baseball 
Thomas M. Hunter '46 • Football 
John Tolliver "Jake" Morris '24 • 

Football, Baseball 




He first produced the morning drive show The 
Rude Awakening and The Atlanta Baseball Show, 
but in five short years was named producer of the 
station's flagship afternoon broadcast, The Buck 
and Kincade Show. What's more, he also finds 
time to be a producer for the Atlanta Braves Radio 
Network— hardly a tough assignment for this 
former Stormy Petrels second base and all-around 
baseball fan. 

"Baseball has been a lifelong passion for me," Jona- 
than admits. "When it comes to the Braves, work- 
ing with Buck Belue, Leo Mazzone, Mark Lemke, 
and Tom Glavine every day is hard to fathom. It 
wasn't that long ago that I was idolizing some of 
these guys as a kid." 

Much of his work as a producer is done before they 
hit the airwaves. Every day Jonathan compiles 
information to use as part of the broadcasts, 
including play-by-play highlights for game recaps, 
injury updates, scouting reports, players of the 
game, defensive plays of the game, who's hot, mi- 
nor league reports, and more. "Part of my job is to 
make sure my talent is up-to-date on everything," 
he explains. "Once the show starts, it's mostly 
about keeping the guys on track and staying on 
schedule. Four hours of radio seem easy, but many 
hours go into what we do." 

But, the rewards can be immeasurable. For 
Jonathan, the highlight of the recent season was 

(l-r) Tom Glavine, John Kincade, Jonathan 
Chadwick, and Leo Mazzone. 






'ICK JOINED ATLANTA'S 



PULAR SPORTS TALK RADIO STATION 
THE FAN AFTER GRADUATING FROM 
OGLETHORPE IN 2005. 



working with Bobby Cox. "Every home game, Mark 
Lemke and I recorded the Bobby Cox Report prior 
to the game," Jonathan says. "We generally spent 
around an hour with him each afternoon. The 
show took about five minutes to record, and the 
rest of the time we talked about life and watched 
baseball. He's a gentleman in every sense of 
the word." 

Jonathan also has high praise for his former 
Oglethorpe teammates, whom he calls "lifelong 
friends." "We were a tight-knit group," he re- 
members. "Guys like Stephen Bloodworth, Britt 
Thompson, Dan Torrenti, Dan Giordano, Josh 
Blythe, Kevin Welch, and Andy Crosby led the 
way. And I'll never forget guys like Colin Gillis, 
Ryan Meehan, Chris Stanley, Adam Bahun, Danny 
Kelley, Chris West, Jeff Hollaway, Jonathan Baker, 
Ken Magness, and Drew Newell. We all had a ton 
of fun on and off the field." 

Jonathan also recalls the effort it took to succeed 
at Oglethorpe, which he says prepared him for life. 
"The rigorous academic curriculum at Oglethorpe 
is not a walk in the park," says Jonathan. "In the 
real world, things aren't handed to you either." 
Jonathan makes sure to mention Oglethorpe 
on-air any chance he gets. "Buck and John 
[Kincade] have fun giving me a hard time about 
my days at Oglethorpe," laughs Jonathan. "One 
of these days, they will know how to properly say 
'Stormy Petrel.'" 



SamueU- Clinkscales '38 ■ Baseball, 

Basketball, Football 
Robert J. Findley '49 ■ Baseball, 

Basketball, Track 
Claud Herrin '32 - Baseball, 

Basketball, Football 
Thomas M. Seitz '80 • Basketball 
ErnestO. "E.O." Sheffield '41 ■ Football 
J. Lawrence "Hunk" Slay '39 - Football 

Alice L. Richardson '75 - Tennis 
Jack L. Russell '40 ■ Baseball, Coach 
Earl L. Shepherd '28 - Baseball 
Patrick Dawson Stephens '27 - 

Basketball 
Patrick Douglas Stephens '59 • 

Basketball 
L. Perrin Walker Jr. '39 -Track 

Larry S. Abner '65 - Baseball 

Larry Wm. Broadnax '80 • Basketball 

Roy J. Cowart '65 - Coach 

Phil L. McCullough '39 - Baseball 

C. Richard Tomlin '40 - Track 

Darrell E. Whitford '63 - Basketball 

Benjamin S. Forkner '39 - Football 
Donald R. Henry '83 -Cross-country 
Roger A. Littell '68 - Basketball 
Earl Otis Mann '28 - Baseball, 

Sports Promoter 
Jerry W. Sams '68 - Basketball 
Edward F. Schwabe '39 - Football 

Billy C. Crowell '44 - Booster 
Homer Fred Kelley '40 - Football 
Edward O. Miles '27 • Sports Journalist 

Richard C. Johnson '81 - Basketball 

Hugh K. Clement '38 - Baseball 
Wilson P. Franklin '39 - Football, 

Baseball 
Robert D. Smith '69 - Tennis 
Jay R. Vonderhorst '84 - Basketball 

Frank B. Anderson Jr. '32 - Baseball, 

Football 
Jeffrey B. Levy '81 - Soccer 
R. Alan Royalty '88 - Basketball 
Diane Dubay Walker '86 - Volleyball 

W. Woodside "Woody" Hoblilzell 

'72 - Tennis 
Randall N. Lee '72 - Basketball 
James Clifton McClanahan '41 - 

Baseball 
Steven A. Thompson '90 ■ Basketball 
Kerensa Shoemake Wing '90 - 

Volleyball 

FALL 2010 I CARILLON 19 






r. GOLF 



WHEN KATIE DALE GRADUATED FROM 
OGLETHORPE IN MAY 2010, THE FOUR-TIME 
ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN GOLFER MANAGED 
TO DO IT WITH A 3.94 GPA AND A DOUBLE 
MAJOR OF BIOLOGY AND ART— 
A CURIOUS COMBINATION. 






STROKE OF GENIUS: 
KATIE DALE '10 

By Hoyt Young 



Katie arrived at Oglethorpe from Peachtree City, Ga., and 
immediately set her course as a leader in academics and 
on the Women's Golf team. Her academic advisor, Dr. Keith 
Aufderheide, helped Katie plan a college curriculum that 
allowed her to earn degrees in two of her loves — biology 
and art. 

Meanwhile, her third love — golf — also was blossoming. As 
a freshman, Katie posted three top-10 finishes in tournaments, 
competing in fields of more than 100 women. Pledging the 
Tri Sigma sorority topped off her extremely busy first year 
on campus. 

Katie worked to balance the rigors of biology classes, 
the creative challenges of her art classes, and the mental 
tests posed by the golf course. She scored a second place 
individual finish at the 2008 Southern Collegiate Athletic 
Conference Golf Championships, earning a trip to the NCAA 
Championships as a sophomore. She also found time to 
volunteer with the First Tee Program and East Lake Golf Club, 
teaching golf to underprivileged youths. 

During her junior year, Katie won her first tournament as an 
individual, bringing home the medalist honors at the 2008 
Piedmont Fall Classic. As her golf game soared, so did 
her GPA as she juggled unlikely courses like Genetics with 
Professor Dan Schadler and Advanced Concepts Painting 
with Professor Alan Loehle. Later that year she was initiated 
into the elite ODK academic and leadership society. 

Katie claimed her second individual title at the 2009 Rhodes 
Fall Classic during her senior year. She capped her collegiate 
golf career with a fourth consecutive Academic All-American 
Award and fourth consecutive year as a member of the 
All-SCAC Women's Golf team. She also was named the 
Academic Athlete of the Year by Oglethorpe Athletics. 

So, why the unlikely double major in biology and art? Now 
at the Medical College of Georgia, Katie is studying medical 
illustration with the goal of one day creating the educational 
drawings in medical textbooks and magazines. 

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The Oglethorpe Men's Golf team 
celebrated their thrilling victory 
at the 2009 Division III Men's 
Golf Championships on the 18th 
green at the PGA Villages in 
Port St. Lucie, Fla. Meanwhile, 
Buck Bohac '84 quietly packed 
up his laptop in the tournament 
clubhouse. Though it was the 
Stormy Petrels' steady play on the 
golf course that won Oglethorpe's 
first-ever national championship, 
it was this alumnus's ingenuity 
that allowed OU fans who 
couldn't make the trip the chance 
to follow the dramatic conclusion 
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Golf stat Live Scoring 

By Hoyt Young 



Golfstat is the online home for all things college 
golf, including Bohac's "baby"— a real-time 
scoring interface that allows fans to keep up 
with the action hole-by-hole. Golfstat was 

founded by links guru Mark Laesch in 1984, but it was his unlikely introduction to 

Bohac that turned it into the megasite that it is today. 

So how did a 1984 graduate with a BS in chemistry and a double major in math and 
physics become so instrumental in an application that Oglethorpe golf fans couldn't 
live without? A simple twist of fate. In 2000 Bohac was working in the Research 
Triangle area in North Carolina, developing cutting-edge systems for IBM, when one 
of his IBM clients, Ray Essex, approached him with a strange request: help Golfstat 's 
Mark Laesch develop a live scoring interface for college golf. As an avid golfer and 
volunteer coordinator for the upcoming NCAA Preview event, Essex had come to 
know Laesch and Golfstat. He also knew that if college golf wanted to keep up wdth 
the times, it needed live scoring. 

Bohac and Laesch met for the first time at a fall 2000 college golf tournament 
where Essex was volunteering. Throughout the tournament, Bohac observed how 
Laesch managed statistical input to see if he could envision a way to ramp up 
Golfstat 's features. After a day observing Golfstat in action, Bohac proposed his 
idea for live online scoring. While Laesch agreed with the concept, he admitted 
that he had neither the time nor expertise to create such a system. Smiling, Bohac 
responded, "Well, I have both." Four months later, at the 2001 NCAA Division I Golf 
Championships, Golfstat unveiled its live scoring interface for college golf, and the 
rest, as they say, is history. 

Since then. Bohac and Laesch have become fast friends and spend much of their time 
traveling to college golf tournaments to set up the on-site Golfstat functions. Golfstat, 
meanwhile, has thrived, becoming the online "Bible" for helping the NCAA select 
their yearly tournament qualifiers. Bohac continues to tweak his live scoring interface 
to take advantage of new technological advancements and to keep Golfstat on the 
cutting edge. Though they may not know it until now, Oglethorpe golf fans can credit 
one of their own with helping them to follow their favorite team from afar. 

A 1997 graduate of the University of North Carolina with a degree in 
communications, Hoyt Young was an advertising copywriter before joining the 
OU Athletic Department in 2005. where he currently serves as associate athh 
director for media relations. He lives in Atlanta's Peachtree Hills neighborhood 
-with his wife, Margaret, and one-year-old daughter, Lottie. 






HALL OF FA! 



Drew Findling '81 -Cross-country 
Steven G. Oliphont '84 • Basketball 
James C. Owen Jr. - Coach 
Mary Jane Stuart '90 - Volleyball 
John B. Wilson '83 - Soccer 

Kerry Evert '91 • Basketball 

Jean Faasse Markle '92 - Track & Field 

John Salamone '86 - Soccer 

Matt Schuster '84 - Tennis 

Geoffrey Spiess '91 - Basketball 

Tim Crowley '97 - Baseball 
Monica Eidelman '89 - Volleyball 

& Tennis 
Jay Rowland '62 ■ Basketball 
Jennifer Amerson Spiess '90 - Soccer 
Stephen Summerow '92 ■ Track & Field 

Peter Conrady '89 - Soccer 
Tony Cooper '94 - Baseball 
Roger Couch '61 - Basketball 
Katie Farrell '95 - Cross-country 

and Track 
Eric Garvey '87 - Soccer 

Sami Bashlor Bolger '91 - Volleyball 
Kenny Gould '85 - Tennis 
Will Lukow '95 - Soccer 
Joyce Gravel Pettus '62 • Rifling 

Brian Davis '94 - Basketball 
Tom Gambino '95 - Baseball 
Daniel Kenzie '33 - Football 
Jennifer Broadbent Marine '91 - 

Volleyball 
Kirsten Hanszek Schutt '95 - Soccer 
The 1958-59 Basketball Team 

John "Chip" Evans IV '95 - Baseball 
Lori "Lu" Green LeRoy '95 - Volleyball 
Cornell Longino '95 - Basketball 
Andrew Schutt '95 - Basketball 
Matthew Weiner '95 - Baseball 

Steve Loureiro '98 - Baseball 
Ann Mason '95 - Volleyball 
Ryan Vickers '98 - Basketball 
The 1962-63 Basketball Team 

Shelly Anderson '95 - Basketball 
Dan Brown '99 - Basketball 
Josh Gazaway '99 - Baseball 
Eddie Starnes '58 - Basketball 
Tinnie Weber '97 - Soccer 
Tolliver Williams '99 -Golf 

Becky Ellis '97 - Basketball 
Christine Scarborough '00 - Soccer 
Chris Wall '99 - Basketball 
Jay Williams '99 - Soccer 



FALL 2010 I CARILLON 21 



As the holidays approach — when family has a special meaning — I 
wish all the best to the entire Oglethorpe family and invite you to 
"come on home," if only through the pages of this Carillon. Inside, 
I'm sure you've already found inspiring stories about Oglethorpe's 
outstanding alumni, faculty, staff, students, and programs. 

I invite you especially to enjoy the stories about Oglethorpe's athletes 
featured in this issue. Oglethorpe's modern tradition of athletics started 
in 1916 with baseball and football teams organized by legendary 
coach Frank Anderson. From the beginning, Stormy Petrel athletes 
proved their prowess on the fields and courts as well as in the class- 
room. Through the years, our alumni athletes have also demonstrated 
they know how to "make a life, make a living, and make a difference." 

Throughout the fall, I continue to enjoy seeing many old friends and 
meeting new ones at campus events and Oglethorpe alumni recep- 
tions around the country, including gatherings in Philadelphia, New 
York, and Washington, D.C. More receptions in Florida are 



coming up, and we'll also be together on campus for the annual 
Evening of Holiday Enchantment, receptions at basketball games, and 
for other exciting events. And don't forget to mark your calendars now 
for Alumni Weekend 201 1 to be held April 15-17 

Finally, I hope you will join me this year in financially supporting our 
alma mater. Our contributions help create and sustain an exceptional 
experience for Oglethorpe students. A gift of any amount benefits 
students in many positive ways and speaks volumes of the value your 
Oglethorpe education has for you. 



I look forward to seeing you 
With best wishes, 



soon 




Randy Roberson '97 

President 

Oglethorpe University Alumni Association 





Pictured in front of 
the White House, 
OU alumni and 
staff gathered in 
Washington, D.C, 
for the Alumni Board 
Officer's Retreat. 



+ OGLETHORPE IS PROUD TO HAVE MANY 


ALUMNI AS PART OF ITS FACULTY OR 


STAFF. AT A RECENT LUNCHEON, THE 


ALUMNI OFFICE HONORED THOSE WHO 


CONTINUE TO SERVE THEIR ALMA MATER. 


THOSE ALUMNI INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: 


Jonathan Arnold '06 


Charlotte Tee" 


SueAstley'87 


Knippenberg '83 


Joshua Burr '06 


ColeMaddox'95 


Shahina Butler '02 


ChloeyMayolO 


Amanda Carton '01 


Jamie McClung '98 


David Dixon 10 


Margaret McGinness '86 


Kate Fitzpatrick '01 


Philip Ponder '99 


Ryan Fulgham '09 


MinaPorell'02 


Francis Giordano '02 


Penelope Rose '65 


Andrew Gottlieb '10 


Margaret Smith '91 


Jessica Graner '08 


Nicole Smith '96 


Brittany Gray "09 


Susan Soper '69 


Bradley Green '92 


Heather Staniszewski '02 


Barbara Henry '85 


Chris Summers '03 


Veronica Holmes '02 


Andrew Tulowitzky '07 


Paul Hudson '72 


Megan VanDoran '09 


Jena Jolissaint '98 


Julie Vaughan '09 


Mike Kayembe '07 


Kimberly Watkins '01 



22 CARILLON I FALL 2010 



The OU Alumni Association is 
looking for a few great Petrels! 

Do you know an alum who deserves to be recognized for his or 
her efforts or accomplishments? Share your nominations for the 
following 2011 Annual Alumni Awards: 



Spirit of Oglethorpe Award - 

given to the OU alum who lives 
by the Oglethorpe motto "Make 
a life. Make a living. Make a 
difference" and demonstrates the 
attributes of a liberal arts educa- 
tion by exhibiting creativity, 
purposefulness, and a commit- 
ment to improving the quality of 
their community 

Young Alumni of the Year 
Award - given to a graduate of 
the last 10 years who has shown 
leadership and inspired other 
young alumni through partici- 



pation in career, public service, 
volunteer, or continuing educa- 
tion activities 

Talmage Award - honors an 
individual's contribution of time, 
talent, or financial resources to 
both Oglethorpe and in the busi- 
ness or professional world 

School Bell Award - recognizes 
alumni or faculty who have made 
lasting contributions to the field 
of education 



For more information about nominating a deserving recipient, 
visit ivxcic.alumni.ogiethorpe.edu or contact Barbara Bessmer 
Henry '85. director of alumni relations, at bhenry@oglethoipe.edu 
or 404-364-8443. Nomination deadline: December 1, 2010 



Calling All Oglethorpe Authors! 

Have you written a book that you'd like to share with the 
Oglethorpe community? During this year's Alumni Weekend 
(April 15-17, 2011), the university will dedicate an area in the 
Weltner Library to showcase books written by Oglethorpians. 



Resident authors Betty Londergan, OU's 
first lady, and Dr. John Orme, professor of 
politics, will host this special event. 

To learn more about having your book 
in the library or about the event, please 
contact Barbara Bessmer Henry '85, director 
of alumni relations, for more information at 
bhenry@oglethorpe.edu or 404-364-8443. 




MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THESE 
UPCOMING OU ALUMNI EVENTS! 

2010 

Alumni Hospitality at OU basketball game 
OU vs. Lagrange, Dorough Field House, 7 p.m. 

November 18 

Alumni Reception - National Press Club, 
Washington, D.C., 6:30 p.m. 

December 3 

Evening of Holiday Enchantment Party and Boar's Head 
Festivities - OU Museum of Art, 5:30-8 p.m. 



A Christmas Story Theatre and Family Party - 
Conant Performing Arts Center, 2 p.m. 

2011 
January 7 

Alumni Hospitality at OU basketball game - 
OU vs. Depauw, Dorough Field House, 6-10 p.m. 



Alumni Hospitality at OU basketball game - 
OU vs. Millsaps, Dorough Field House, 6-10 p.m. 

February 4 

Alumni Hospitality at OU basketball game - 
OU vs. Rhodes, Dorough Field House, 6-10 p.m. 

February 10-11 

Alumni Reception in Tampa Bay Area 
- Location TBA, 6:30 p.m. 

Spring Eggs and OU Business Networking 
Breakfast - 

Location TBA, 8 a.m. 

April 9 

Alumni baseball game and picnic 
- Hermance Stadium, 10 a.m. 

April 15-17 

ALUMNI WEEKEND 2011 - 
Oglethorpe University campus 

For more information and to 
register for events, please visit 
www. alumni, oglethorpe. edu. 



FALL 2010 I CARILLON 23 



Class Notes 





i. 



1950s 



Clare Isanhour '50 recently had 
her book about the Hardy Pace 
Family published by the Vinings 
Historic Preservation Society. Clare 
became involved with the Vinings 
Historic Preservation Society two 
and a half years ago. On July 15. the 
society held a dinner to honor Clare 
and the family members who had 
helped with the project. 

1 Jim Milton '57 played in the 
Georgia State Adult/Senior Tennis 
Championships at Bitsy Grant 
Tennis Center in August. The 
tournament director was OU ten- 
nis coach Peter Howell. Jim and 
his partner, Ches Tredway, were 
pleased to accept the winners cup 
for the 75s from Coach Howell. 




1960s 



Dr. Kenneth P. Davis '64 released 
his latest publication. Born at 
the Confluence. A History of the 
Philmont Staff Association. Davis 
serves on the Board of the Staff 
Association and holds a PhD 
in history from the University 
of Virginia. He has also written 
two books for the Boy Scouts of 
America— one about the Wood 
24 CARILLON I FALL 2010 



Badge adult training course (1988) 
and one about the Scout's Honor 
Camper Society, the Order of the 
Arrow (2000). Davis retired in 
2002 from the Department of 
Defense as a senior manager in the 
Defense Logistics Agency. He also 
retired from the U.S. Army in 1999 
as a colonel. Davis spent a busy 
spring and summer with a 10-day 
trip to the Galapagos Islands, a week 
teaching camp staff members at a 
Boy Scout Camp School, then went 
camping for a week with the troop 
he's worked with for the last 15 years. 
Details on ordering Davis's book can 
be found on the PSA website 
at www-.philstaff.org. 



1970s 



1 CarlDavid '70 completed his 
latest book, Bader Field (Night- 
engale Press, 2008), an emotional 
story of his family's struggle to 
survive after his older brother took 
his own life at age 22. The book is 
a journey of love, forgiveness, and 
acceptance. Carl believes his book 
will help other families who have 
walked a similar path. One of his 
hopes and goals for Bader Field is 
that it becomes mandators read- 



ing for all college and high school 
students, because it will save 
lives. Visit his website for an 
extensive overview of the book 
at ww~w.carledavid.com. 

3 Richard "Rick' Poloway '73 

and his partner, Harvey "Chuck" 
Rounds Jr., were legally married 
at the Washington, D.C., Court- 
house on May 26, 2010, after 14 
years in a committed domestic 
partnership. 

Ellen Erenbaum '79 is the new 

assistant aviation director for 
finance and administration with 
the San Antonio Airport System. 

m i98 ° s 

Terri Guth O'Shields '82 is the 

head coach for the Bell Street 
Middle School Science Olympiad 
Team. In March, the team won its 
eighth consecutive state cham- 
pionship. Terri and her team are 
looking forward to a trip to Illinois 
for the Science Olympiad National 
Tournament. 

Arleen Jones Harkness "S3 owns 

AlysAmari, LLC (a manufacturing 
company of natural and organic 
bath and bod} - products), which 
was selected as one of the "Best 



Businesses in Atlanta" by the 
Atlanta Tribune. 




1990s 



4 Dr. HalRoyer '91 is a family 
practitioner with Stanly Regional 
Medical Center in North Carolina. 
He lives in Albemarle, N.C., with 
his wife, Lana, and their eight- 
year-old daughter, Ella. In his 
spare time and when everyone 

is healthy, Hal contributes a big 
smile to his marketing depart- 
ment, which can be spotted on 
this local billboard! 

Robert Drake '93 directed He/ 
She & Me: A Love Story, which 
appeared at the Academy Theatre 
in Avondale Estates, Ga., in 
August and at the San Francisco 
Fringe Festival in September. He 
has been the artistic director of 
the Academy Theatre since 2008. 
Jim Walsh '96 is the production 
manager for the show. 

5 Kristine Suber Hanchar '94 is 

currently the president at Platinum 
Investment Ad\isors, Inc., in Sandy 
Springs, Ga., where she helps clients 
with financial planning and core 
investment management. 




6 Alan Gibson '95andTeri 
Gibson '95 welcomed their third 
and final Gibson, Tatum Anne, 
on August 18, 2009, weighing 8 
lbs., 14 oz. and measuring 19-5 in. 
She has spent the past year trying 
to catch up with her big brother 
and sister and is an absolute joy. 
Her parents feel very blessed! In 
May 2010, Alan graduated from 
Columbia Theological Seminary 
with a masters of divinity and 
received the Wilds Book Prize, 
given for the highest distinction in 
academic work during the semi- 
nary program. 

7 LeialnzerelloPavl '95 is living 
in Wilmington, Del., and practic- 
ing part-time as a veterinarian. 
Her husband, Brian, works at Du- 
Pont as a microbiologist. Daughter 
Ella is now four years old, and son 
Nate is 17 months. 



8 Ann Mason '95 and Clay 
Davis '97 welcomed daughter 
Mason Caroline Davis on April 8, 
2010, at 4:25 a.m. at the Midwife 
Group and Birth Center in Savan- 
nah, Ga. She weighed 10 lbs., 3 oz. 
and was 21.5 in. long. 

9 Simon Hukin '96 and Amy 
Bacigalupi Hukin '95 welcomed 
Rachel Pauline on June 19, 
2010. Her brother and sisters are 
thrilled with their newest sibling. 

10 Rodney Smith '96and 
Diana Rothe-Smith '97 

welcomed their daughter Caroline 
Lee Smith, born August 25 at 
9:55 p.m. Caroline weighed 7 
lbs., 10 oz. and was 20 in. This 
future JEO Scholar and Supreme 
Court justice came home from the 
hospital wearing her yellow Lil 
Petrel receiving blanket. 



Jason Thomas '96 and wife 

Jana welcomed their first child, 
Anelise, on February 3, 2010, who 
weighed 8 lbs., 1 oz. and measured 
20 in. She came out with a 
head full of red hair just like 
daddy! In 2009. Jason opened 
Strength Lab, a private training 
facility in Atlanta's Morningside 
community. His facility focuses 
on real-world fitness and wellness 
by training and educating clients 
on the best practices for long-term 
health and wellness. 

Derek Hambrick '<?~is close to 
being what he wanted to be when 
he grew up. He now works as 
Ernst & Young LLP's copy editor 
for the Southeast. He's a words 
guy in a numbers organization, 
but manages to keep his sanity by- 
expanding the writing facet of 



his role. In addition, he does his 
best to keep his personal blog. 
derekhambrick.wordpress.com, 
relatively current. Despite tsu- 
namis to the contrary, he's intent 
on— and a bit successful at— in- 
jecting humor into the firm, one 
restrained chortle at a time. 

1 1 Jeffrey Merkel '98 andLiesl 
Allen Merkel '97 welcomed baby 
Grant on September 25, 2009. 

\1Kimberly Williams McCants 

'97 and her husband, Robert, 
welcomed a new daughter and 
son on March 8, 2010. Charlotte 
Frances weighed 6 lbs., 7 oz. and 
measured 18.5 in., and Robert 
Samuel weighed 6 lbs., 13 oz. and 
measured 18 in. They were wel- 
comed by their big sisters, Anna 
Grace, 5, and Madalyn, 3. 



FALL 2010 I CARILLON 25 



ILL 





1990s 



1 3 Kimberly Kurd Harding '98 

and her husband, John Harding, 
welcomed a healthy baby girl to 
their family on April 11, 2010. Lil- 
lian Grace Harding smiles often, 
likes to cuddle, and sleeps through 
the night. For all of this, and so much 
more, her family is very grateful. 

Kim Phillips Sasso '98 and 

husband Nick are rolling out 
Nick's Trattoria, offering roasted 
meats, baked pastas, and other 
special entrees at Nick's Pizzeria in 
Coweta County, Ga. They recently 
launched Taste of Time, a festival 
and mail-order vending company 
selling infused vinegars, blended 
spices and herbs, handmade va- 
nilla, and other products suited to 



their historical cookeiy recipe col- 
lection. The Sassos share cooking 
tips, community news, and other 
information in the self-published 
Nick's News quarterly newsletter 
and host thriving Facebook com- 
munities for the Nick's and Taste 
of Time brands. 

Karen Head '98 married Colin 
Potts on May 5, 2010, on the porch 
of their new home (closing that 
same day!) in the Kirkwood neigh- 
borhood, near Atlanta. Both are 
professors at Georgia Tech, and in 
lieu of a proper honeymoon, they 
spent six weeks teaching in the GT 
Oxford Program. 

14 Carta HymanBirnbaum '99 

and Scott Birnbaum announced 
the birth of their daughter Hannah 
Francesca. She was born on May 



11, 2010, in Atlanta. She weighed 
6.2 lbs. and was 19 in. She was wel- 
comed by her sister Isabella, who 
celebrated her second birthday 
the next day on May 12. Carla is 
currently a book editor for Mercer 
University Press. 

15 Kristine Lawrie Williams 

'99 and her husband, Kristian 
Williams, are pleased to an- 
nounce the birth of their daughter, 
Samantha Violette Williams, on 
March 17, 2010. The gender was a 
surprise until the delivery, and the 
beautiful baby girl weighed 9 lbs., 
2 oz. and measured 21 in. Kristine 
now is a stay-at-home mom, still 
working part-time as a profes- 
sional environmental engineer 
for Providence, while Kristian is a 
first officer for Southwest Airlines 
and a lieutenant commander in 



the U.S. Navy Reserve. The family 
resides in Fort Worth, Tex. 

Michael Paul Pompilio '99 

married Elizabeth Latimer on 
June 17, 2010, at the Four Seasons 
Resort in the Seychelles Islands 
in the Indian Ocean. Other OU 
alumni in attendance: Russell 
Lind '98, Jamie Fischer '00, Tim 
Watt '00 and Jamie Chardos-Watt 
'00, Chris Benner '01, Patrick 
Diccicco '99, Adam Polakov '98, 
John Breton '97 and Anna Breton 
'02, Brian Findley '99 and Susie 
Polyak-Findley '99. 




2000 



16 Leigh Lawless Acevedo 'OO 

and her husband, Alex, celebrated 
their first anniversary on May 



Congratulations, Class of '671 


TOP 10 CLASSES IN 

ANNUAL FUND PARTICIPATION 


The Annual Fund Class Participation Award recognizes an individual class's excel- 
lence and achievement in the Oglethorpe Annual Fund (based on class standing 
at the end of the fiscal year). The honored class is recognized in the Honor Roll 
of Donors and will be presented each year at the Alumni Awards Banquet. In 
2009-10, the Class of 1967 achieved 29%, the highest class participation. Class 
Agents Stuart Levenson '67 and Ken Powell '67 will accept the first An- 
nual Fund Class Participation Award on behalf of their class at the 201 1 Alumni 
Awards Banquet in April. 


ss. o 


29% 1965 22% 
26% 1968 21% 
24% 19% 
24% 1962 19% 
22% 2010 19% 



26 CARIUON I FAIL 2010 




16, 2010. Their wedding, held 
in Pine Harbor, Ga., was a 
riverfront ceremony followed 
by a backyard reception where 
family and friends ate, drank, 
and danced until the early 
morning hours. Among friends 
from Oglethorpe who joined 
the festivities were bridesmaid 
Margaret Armour '01, Laurie 
Yancey '02, John '97 and Anna 
Breton '02, Jason and Kate 
Hammond Breitfeller '98, and 
Brandon King '98. It was a 
busy year after the wedding, 
filled with travel, lots of work, 
and plenty of fun. The year 
culminated recently with the 
announcement of Leigh's new 
position as a sales associate 
with the Savannah Economic 
Development Authority (SEDA). 
Leigh and Alex continue to live 
in and love Savannah and share 
their home with three dogs, 
Lucy, Cooper, and Dock, and 
one cat, Frankie. 

1 7 KevinA. Woolf'OO and his 

wife, Amy Woolf, welcomed baby 
Lilly on July 6, 2010, at 5:34 p.m. 
weighing 8 lbs., 3 oz. and measur- 
ing 21 in. Big brother Leo and big 
sister Anna Beth came to visit on 
the night of the delivery. Anna 
Beth was absolutely enthralled 
with Lilly; Leo looked at her, 
pinched her leg, pronounced "Baby 
happy!" and promptly moved on to 
what was on Amy's dinner tray. 

18 Scott Bourgeois 'OO and 
Brooke Roberts Bourgeois '01 

announced the birth of their 
second son, Cooper Robert. 
Cooper was born on August 13, 
2010, at 9:34 a.m. in Atlanta, Ga. 
He weighed 7 lbs., 11.5 oz. and 



measured 20.25 in. Although Coo- 
per was four minutes away from 
being born in the car, he and mom 
are doing well. He was welcomed by 
his big brother, Owen, who is three. 

19 Kirsten Kirkland Sherman 

'OO and her husband, Bill, are 
pleased to announce the birth of 
Maya Willow Sherman, born on 
September 4, weighing 8 lbs., 4 oz. 




2001 



20 Liz Campbell 'Ol and Jon 

Doran were married on August 21 
in Colorado Springs, Col., where 
the couple currently resides. Liz is 
the head basketball coach at Colo- 
rado College, and Jon is a business 
analyst. Liz's wedding party was 
made up of four OU alums: Kristi 
Wright Modisett '01, Michelle 
Parks Carey '03, Abby Snauwert 
'03, and Betony Hall Bennett '01. 

LauraAnderson '01 graduated 
from John Marshall Law School, 
passed the bar, and was sworn in 
on June 11, 2010. 

21 Christopher Jackson 'Ol 
and Sara Haviland Jackso n 

'Ol celebrated the first birthday 
of daughter Ada Grace Haviland 
Jackson on May 9, 2010. Ada is 
younger sister to Pierce (age 5) 
and Delia Rose (age 2). She has a 
veryjoyful demeanor, and loves 
to run about with her big siblings 
and play jokes on them. The fam- 
ily celebrated in their new home 
in Whitehouse Station, N. J., 
where they recently relocated 
after Christopher joined Bayer 
Healthcare as in-house counsel. 




22 Reagan Fisher Wyssbrod 'Ol 

and her husband, Mark, have 
become part of the Safe Families 
Organization through Bethany 
Christian Services in Atlanta. 
They will serve as temporary fos- 
ter parents for families that are 
down on their luck. Reagan has 
also become a critical member 
of Proactive CPA in Alpharetta, 
Ga., where Mark also works. 
Reagan just completed her first 
triathlon and is training for a half 
marathon in the fall. 

Daniel Sobczak 'Ol just com- 
pleted his third year teaching 
economics at Southwest DeKalb 
High School. He is currently the 
parliamentarian of the Organiza- 
tion of DeKalb Educators and 
attended the NEA Representative 
Assembly in New Orleans in July, 
followed by a week in Boston, 
where he attended a workshop, 
Economics for Leaders. 

CleveHill 'Ol is now a named 
partner in the law firm of Bettis, 
Hill & Vann, LLC, in Alpharetta, 
Ga. Cleve's firm specializes in es- 
tate planning, estate tax planning, 
probate and estate administration, 
special needs planning, tax-exempt 
entities, and small business entity 
formation. 

23 Betony Hall 'Ol married 
Brandon C. Bennett in an 
outdoor ceremony in Monticello, 
Ga., on June 5, 2010. OU alum 
Kristi Wright Modisett '01 was 

a bridesmaid. Other OU alumni 
in attendance were Liz Campbell 
Doran '01, Kristen Wentzel 
Gaines '01, Alana Fletcher 
Duncan '01, Kylene Ball '02, 



Class Agents provide vital 
leadership and support in 
strengthening alumni participation 
in the Oglethorpe Annual Fund. 
Alumni gifts to the Annual Fund 
are among the most important 
to the university, reflecting the 
personal connection between 
Oglethorpe and its graduates. 
And this, in turn, has a profound 
impact on the public impression 
of the university. Taking an active 
role in the success of Oglethorpe's 
annual giving program, Class 
Agents GIVE to OU, INSPIRE their 
classmates, and CONNECT their 
classmates' news and successes 
back to the university. • If your 
class already has a designated 
class agent, their name is listed 
below. Any class without a Class 
Agent is in need of one. The role 
of a class agent is vital to the 
Annual Fund's success, but not 
one that demands a tremendous 
amount of time. If you would like 
to volunteer to help in this impor- 
tant role, please contact Lesley 
Cole at 404-364-8476 or 
lcole@oglethorpe.edu. 

W. Robert Booker '60 
Wilma B. Dixon '62 
Barbara Dexter Gupton '63 
J. Cabot Gupton '63 
Linda Robertson Secretan '64 
Gordon W. Love '71 
Howard J. Barr '83 
Elizabeth Bridgers '87 
Caitlin E. Way '91 
David M. Ross '93 
Alan J. Gibson '95 
Teri Butler Gibson '95 
Kevin M. Kendrick '96 
Miki Williamson Johnson '97 
Ann Hsu Kaufman '00 
Kristi Wright Modisett '01 
Shaniece Broadus Criss '02 
Mark W. DeLong '03 
Annemarie Ippolito '06 
Lauretta A. Williams '09 
Marilyn M. Corbin '10 



FALL 2010 I CARILLON 27 



SS NOTES 





2001 



(BetonyHaU '01 cont'd) 

Brooke Roberts Bourgeois '01, 
Scott Bourgeois '00, Jessica 
DeMaria Giordano '02, Dan 
Giordano '02, and Abby 
Snauwaert '03. The couple 
honeymooned in the Dominican 
Republic. Betony is currently a 
third grade teacher, and the couple 
resides in Monticello with their 
bloodhound, Sheriff. 




2002 



Dan Giordano '02 received his 
master's in business administra- 
tion from St. Leo University in the 
summer of 2010. 

24 Kathryn Hargrove Winland 

'02 and husband Joseph Winland 
are celebrating their son's first 
birthday this year. Westley Vincent 
Winland was born September 21, 
2009, at 6:21 p.m. He weighed 8 
lbs. and measured 21 in. 

25 TomNamey'02andSaHie 
Namey '02 recently launched 

a new portfolio website, www. 
nameydesign.com, showcasing 
their marketing work over the past 



10 years, including some of their 
original projects produced in the up- 
per quad, where the company began. 




2003 



26 Nobles Green II '03 works as a 
3-D medical animator for Nucleus 
Medical Media and has earned an 
Award of Merit during the 2010 
Association of Medical Illustrators 
Conference for his "Colon Resec- 
tion" animation. His company 
also achieved an Award of Merit 
for the collaborative work "Ovula- 
tion." In addition, "Ovulation" has 
been selected to be featured in 
SIGGRAPH 2010. SIGGRAPH 
showcases the best achievements in 
animation and has featured works 
from major studios, such as Pixar 
and DreamWorks. These works can 
be viewed at www.nucleusinc.com. 

27 Megan Holsten-Kalos '03 

relocated back to Georgia after 
several years away with her hus- 
band, Nik, and daughter, Chris- 
tina, who recently celebrated her 
second birthday. The couple also 
welcomed baby Gwendolyn Eve 
on June 18, weighing 4 lbs., 15 oz. 
and measuring 18.4 in. Megan and 
family moved three houses down 



from their cousins John Breton '97 
and Anna Breton '02. The five of 
them and their two dogs are happy 
to be back. 

28 Emily Lawson '03 gradu- 
ated from Yale University School 
of Nursing with her MSN in nurse 
midwifery. She has taken a job at a 
rural health center/birth center in 
northern Florida. 

MarkDeLong '03 began Georgia 
State's MA program in commu- 
nication this fall. He continues to 
work at Georgia Tech in commu- 
nications and marketing. Between 
work and school, he volunteers 
with the Atlanta Community 
Food Bank, Public Broadcast- 
ing Atlanta, and the Atlanta 
Humane Society, is a member 
of the Midtown Neighborhood 
Association's License and Permit 
Committee, and enjoys running 
lOKs to prepare for an eventual 
half marathon. 



Stephanie Phillips '90 were among 
those in attendance. 




2004 



29 AngieBagley '04 married 
Trevor Dowling on May 30, 2010, 
in Kennesaw, Ga. OU alumni Kelly 
Matysik '04, Kelly Cogan '04, and 




2005 



Joy Simmons '05 recently 
received the Graduate Student 
Teaching Excellence Award from 
Duquesne University's Philosophy 
Department. She has taught 11 
undergraduate philosophy classes 
at Duquesne, including Basic 
Philosophical Questions, Honors 
Basic Philosophical Questions, and 
Philosophical Ethics. 




2006 



30 Sarah Opp Carter '06is 

working on her master's degree in 
international peace and conflict 
resolution at American University's 
School of International Service in 
Washington, D.C. She is more than 
halfway through her program and 
just finished a study abroad pro- 
gram in Cape Town, South Africa. 
While there, she studied democracy 
and development in South Africa 
since the transition from apartheid 
in the early 1990s and interned at a 
local NGO that advocates on behalf 
of immigrants and refugees. She 
will graduate in May 2011. 



28 CARIUON I FALL 2010 




31 Dr. Brian Moriarty'06 

married his sweetheart of five 
years, Laura Pearce, on March 19, 
2010. It was a small but elegant 
wedding held in Orlando, Fla. 

Rachel Trignano '06 has worked 
in the Atlanta Symphony Orches- 
tra's administrative offices since 
January 2008, and dedicates her 
spare time to advocating and vol- 
unteering in Atlanta's grassroots 
arts scene. An avid writer, she is 
currently marketing coordinator 
for Wonder Root's Loose Change 
literary magazine, and performs 
her own writing in and around 
Decatur, where she resides. 








32 Conor Carey '06 and 
Michelle Parks Carey '03 were 
married on July 16, 2010, at the 
Resurrection Catholic Church in 
Destin, Fla. Among the Ogletho- 
rpians in attendance were James 
Parks '02, Heather Francouer 
Karvis '03, Menelaos Demesti- 
has '02, Liz Campbell '01, Kristi 
Wright Modisett '01, Corey Garner 
'05, Anna Rhett Cobb Miller '04, 
Daniel Martinez '05, Daniel Erwin 
'06, Katie Harrison Garner '03, 
and Abby Snauwert '03. 



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Jessica Graner '08 was accepted 
into Mercer's Master's in Clinical 
Mental Health Counseling program 
and will receive her MS in 2012. 

Steven Sorci '08 recently began 
medical school at the West 
Virginia School of Osteopathic 
Medicine in Lewisburg, W. Va. 
The small town is a nice change 
from the city life, but it was an ad- 
justment. Steven started classes in 
early August and survived his first 
anatomy exam. Steven says that it 



has been exciting so far, and 
hopefully that continues 
despite the hard work. 

Kenneth "Kenny"Hobbs '08 

coached the Easton Elite 10U Fast 
Pitch Softball team and earned 
a trip to 2010 ASA Nationals in 
Chattanooga, Tenn. The Easton 
Elite 10U team earned a berth to 
nationals when they were crowned 
the 1st Place Undefeated ASA 
South Atlantic Region Champs 
in July in Spartanburg, S.C. 



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OUR COMMUNITY 




JAN SPIRO NAMED HEAD 
TRACK AND FIELD COACH 



At its September 2010 meeting, the Oglethorpe 
University Board of Trustees welcomed five 
new members: 

Kristi A. Dosh '03, OU's young alumni trustee, is 
an associate with the law firm Taylor English Duma, 
LLP, in Atlanta, where she works in real estate devel- 
opment, finance, and commercial lending practices. 
Kristi also is a prolific writer and commentator about 
the business of baseball. (See profile on page 11.) 

Ceree Eberly is senior vice president and chief 
people officer for The Coca-Cola Company. 
She joined Coca-Cola in 1990, serving in 
staffing, compensation, and other roles supporting 
business units around the world. Prior to her current 
position, Ceree was group human resources 
director for Europe. She has served on the 
Habitat for Humanity Board, as advisor to the 
Ronald McDonald House Charities Board, and 
as a mentor in the Georgia Executive Women's 
Leadership Program. 

Dean DuBose Smith '70 has been a member 
of Oglethorpe's JEO Circle since 2001 and is a 
member of the President's Advisory Council. She is 
a trustee of her family's foundation, the Frances and 
Beverly DuBose Foundation in Atlanta. 

Mark Williams '94 is vice president of Sun- 
belt Structures, a full-service highway/heavy civil 
construction company in Tucker, Ga. Mark's wife, 
Sharon, is a 1993 OU alumna, and together they 
have been JEO Circle members since 2002. Mark 
currently serves on the President's Advisory Council. 

Ray Willoch '80 is senior vice president for 
administration, general counsel, and corporate 
secretary at Interface, Inc. He earned his JD degree 
in 1984 from the University of Georgia. Ray is a 
member of the JEO Circle and currently serves as 
a member of the President's Advisory Council. In 
2008, Ray was honored by the OU Alumni Associa- 
tion with the Talmage Award. 



30 CARILLON I FALL 2010 









Jan Spiro joined the Oglethorpe 
family this fall as the new head 
men's and women's track and field 
coach. Spiro has worked for many 
years as a middle and long distance 
coach for the Atlanta Track Club, 
where he has trained and guided 
numerous American and Canadian 
age group champions. He also cur- 
rently serves as the cross-country 
community coach for the Galloway 
School in Atlanta. 



"We're thrilled to have Coach Spiro on board to continue the success our Track 
and Field teams have enjoyed over the years," said Athletics Director Jay Gardiner, 
adding, "Jan's strong ties to the Oglethorpe community and long history of success 
in the sport of track and field made him an easy choice for the job." 

As a competitive athlete, Spiro was a member of the Atlanta Track Club's Mas- 
ters mile team, which set a world relay record in 2001. He is also a former USA 
Track and Field Southeastern Masters mile champion and is a three-time Boston 
Marathon finisher. Spiro is a graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville 
and resides with his wife, Wendy, in the Brookhaven area of Atlanta, just a strong 
javelin throw from the Stormy Petrel campus. 



2011 Alumni Directory 



Oglethorpe University is working with Harris Connect to produce 
an alumni directory scheduled for publication in March 2011. 

Over the next several months, you may receive postcards, e-moils, or phone calls from 
Harris asking for updated contact information. We would appreciate your coopera- 
tion in updating your contact information. 
All updates are returned to OU so that our 
database remains current. Harris Connect 
is only collecting information for purposes 
of the directory. Your information will not 
be released to any third parties. You decide 
whether or not your personal information is 
published in the directory — make your wishes 
clear to the representative with whom you 
speak. The directory is a great way to stay 
connected to the Oglethorpe University 
alumni community! 




GENEROUS 

The 2010 Honor Roll of Donors 



The 2010 Honor Roll 
of Donors is going green! 



This year OU's annual honor roll was published online rather than in the pages of 
the Carillon magazine, in an effort to conserve resources and make the most of your 
generosity. Visit www.oglethorpe.edu and click on the image shown here. You can 
search by last name or class year at the top of the screen. Thank you for an exceptionally 
GENEROUS year! 





By Chloey Mayo '10 



"I KEEP HEARING ABOUT 

THE OGLE-BUBBLE ...AND 

I THINK IT'S GREAT 

THAT WE HAVE SUCH A 

STRONG COMMUNITY HERE. 

WE ALSO WANT TO HAVE 

A GOOD MIX OF THAT 

COMMUNITY FEEL 

EVERYWHERE, ONE 

THAT EXTENDS OUTSIDE 

OF CAMPUS AS WELL." 



One of the newest additions to Oglethorpe's 
staff, Hall is OU's vice president for campus 
life. She came to us from our cross-town 
liberal arts rival Agnes Scott College and 
has more than 15 years of experience 
at small liberal arts colleges (most of 
them fellow SCAC schools). Hall projects 
commitment, along with an unbridled spirit 
and enthusiasm— continuously churning 
out new, fresh ideas that she'd like to see on 
campus in the future. And her plans reflect 
the steady input and feedback heard from 
across campus. 

"I want to have an active campus," Hall 
stresses. "The way you start is by asking 
people, 'What do you want to see happening? 
This is your campus. How can we make your 
experience better?' So, this first year I'm 
doing a lot of listening." 

"My biggest challenge is engaging students 
and connecting the community," Hall 
admits. "I keep hearing about the 'Ogle- 
bubble'.. .and I think it's great that we have 
such a strong community here. We also 
want to have a good mix of that community 
feel everywhere, one that extends outside of 
campus as well. We are blessed to be located 
in one of the best cities— there are so many 
opportunities and things to do here. We have 
a lot going for us!" 



On campus, she's already working with OU 
Radio and other student groups to bring 
about a concert series, and she's hoping to 
improve the social scene with more school- 
sponsored events and parties. She's even 
working with food provider Bon Appetit to 
improve the variety of foods and number of 
healthy choices at every meal. Off-campus, 
she hopes to partner with local businesses 
and organizations to get students more 
involved with outdoor activities and festivals 
in the neighborhood. 

Michelle will be working with coaches and 
athletic teams to get the whole school more 
involved in exercise and a healthy work-life 
balance. A fitness boot camp instructor 
who "loves to eat and loves to run," Michelle 
points out that "people say that college is the 
best four years of your life— and it is— but 
it's also a very stressful time. You need that 
physical activity to kind of balance it all out." 

Growing up in the Atlanta area, Michelle 
would often pass by the "castle alongside 
Peachtree Road" on her way to and from her 
family's Brookhaven church. "I've worked at 
a lot of schools, including my alma mater," 
Michelle says, "but this one has its own 
special charm. Now I feel like I'm finally 
home— right where I should be." 



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OUR COMMUNITY 




1 ToryS. Vomholthas accepted a tenure- 
track position in accounting. Tory is a member 
of the Georgia Bar Association as well as a CPA. 
Before joining Oglethorpe last fall as a visiting 
assistant professor, she taught at Agnes Scott 
College in Atlanta. In addition to undergradu- 
ate and graduate degrees in accounting, Tory 
holds a law degree and a master of theologi- 
cal studies from Emory, plus a postgraduate 
diploma in divinity from the University of St. 
Andrews in Scotland. In her free time, Tory is a 
volunteer in the therapeutic riding program at 
Chastain Horse Park and a member of a com- 
petitive crew team at the Atlanta Rowing Club. 

2 Dr. JohnMerkelhas accepted a tenure- 
track position in math/computer science. John 
received his BS in applied mathematics from 
Arizona State University and his PhD in 
mathematics from the University of Minnesota. 
John most recently taught at Berry College and 
Morehouse College, where he took the lead in 
their math peer teaching initiative. His primary 
area of research is in dynamical systems, more 
specifically, the N-body problem which deals 
with the study of point particles and their 
interactions and orbits under the laws of classical 
mechanics— our solar system being one example 
of a system that can be modeled this way. 



Welcome 

New 
Faculty! 



3 Dr. Justin Wise joins the faculty in a 
tenure-track position in psychology, with an 
emphasis in biopsychology. Justin received 
his BS in psychology from Southwest Texas 
State University, his MS in psychology from 
the University of Texas at San Antonio, and 
his PhD in developmental psychology from 
Georgia State University. He previously taught 
at Georgia State University and Agnes Scott 
College. Justin's research focuses on cognitive 
and linguistic development and their relation- 
ship, with a particular focus on elementary 
and middle school students with learning 
disabilities. 

4 Dr. DebiDemare joined the faculty this 
fall as a visiting two-year assistant professor 
of communication and rhetoric studies. Debi 
received her BA from the Pennsylvania State 
University and her MA and PhD in mass com- 
munication from the University of Florida. She 
also has a postbaccalaureate degree in graphic 
design from the Savannah College of Art and 
Design. She comes to OU with years of teaching 
experience at Georgia Southern University. 
Debi's research examines the impact of media 
depictions of body images on eating disorders. 



Matt Hiiffi joined the faculty as a visiting two-year assistant professor in theatre and as the 
director of the theatre program. Most recently he directed professionally in Houston and taught 
acting at Rice University. Matt has both personal and professional roots in the Atlanta area. He 
is a magna cum laude graduate of Emory and earned his MFA in directing from the University 
of Texas at Austin. He has directed extensively in the Atlanta area, twice named "Best Director in 
Atlanta" by the local press. 



32 CARILLON I FALL 2010 






R COMMU 






"Productions that stretch the imagination" 
make up this season of Oglethorpe theati 
according to Matt Huff, Oglethorpe's new 
theatre director and assistant professor. 
The plays tackle controversial issues, in- 
cluding corrupt government, homophobia, 
domestic vi< " 



"I searched for plays that offer a variety of roles 
for women and men," said Huff. "Plays that are 
stylistically unique and challenging. ..plays and 
playwrights that have yet to be produced at OU, 
and plays that speak vividly to contemporary 
issues and also represent the diverse theatrical 
landscape of America today." 

Huff, who comes to Oglethorpe from Rice Univer- 
sity, says that although some of these plays take 
place in times past, the issues remain relevant 
today. "You read Women Beware Women and 
you think it was written yesterday," said Huff. "I 
really wanted to bring some pieces Oglethorpe 
had never done before, which is a challenge 
because OU has created such a unique legacy 
over the years, which has translated into so many 
different types of works. This year, I really wanted 
to capitalize on that success by adding something 
new.. .a department that produces classical work 
that really speaks to contemporary issues." 

Huff plans to introduce new ideas on the stage 
as well as off stage. He has already begun the 
process of adding set and costume design courses 
to the curriculum and plans to eventually offer 
courses in playwriting, theatre administration, and 
movement for the actor. "Students will be thrilled to 
have the opportunity to learn all different aspects 
of the theatre," said Huff. 

His plans for the department don't stop there — 
he would also like to take theatre majors on trips 
to network and experience theatre communities 
outside of Atlanta. "I have high expectations for 
our students, and my goal is to introduce them to 
new and different ideas in theatre. Their experi- 
ence at Oglethorpe is a great place to get started, 
but there's a big world of theatre just waiting to 
be experienced." 



OU THEATRE 

IN THE SPOTLIGHT 



By Chloey Mayo '10 






% 







OUR COMMUNITY 



Faculty in Action 



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1 




Dr. Collins and his 
"extraordinary group" of OU 
students out and about at Oxford. 



Dr. Jeffrey Collins, assistant 
professor of art history and 
director of Oglethorpe's study 
abroad program, led a group of 
Oglethorpe students to study in 
Oxford, England, and Paris dur- 
ing summer 2010. Dr. Collins and 
his students spent their mornings 
in classes at the world-renowned 
University of Oxford and reserved 
the rest of the day to experience 
the surrounding culture. 

Dr. Robert Hornback, associate 
professor of English, was nomi- 
nated for the David Bevington 



Award for Best New Book in 
Early Drama Studies 2010 for 
The English Clown Tradition 
from the Middle Ages to Shake- 
speare, Medieval & Renaissance 
Drama Society. He also received 
the Folger Shakespeare Library 
Short-Term Fellowship and the 
Newberry Library Fellowship 
in the Humanities for Early 
Blackface Fool Traditions and 
Proto-Racism: From the Meta- 
physics of Race to Othello and Jim 
Crow. He published "Reformation 
Satire, Scatology, and Iconoclastic 
Aesthetics in Gammer Gurton's 
Needle" in A Companion to 
Tudor Literature, and '"Holy 
Crap!': Scatological Iconoclasm 
in Tudor Evangelical Comedy," in 



Thunder at a Playhouse: Essay- 
ing Shakespeare and the Early 
Modern Stage. 

Dr. Joe Knippenberg, professor of 
politics, spent time in Kurdistan 
during summer 2010 as part of a 
site visit team for the American 
Academy of Liberal Education 
(www.aale.org). He serves on the 
Academy's Council of Scholars. 
Dr. Knippenberg and the team 
visited the American University 
of Iraq-Sulaimani (www.auis. 
org), a new liberal arts university 
which instructs in English. 

Alan Loehle, professor of art, 
researched a series of paintings 
based on his trip to Rome as part 
of his Guggenheim Fellowship. 
During summer 2010, he traveled 
to New York to teach "Critical 
Issues in Art and Philosophy" 
with Dr. Simon Sparks, assistant 
professor of philosophy. The group 
stayed in the NYU dorms and 
used the resources of New York as 
their classroom to explore critical, 
philosophical and aesthetic issues 
in art, with a special emphasis on 
modern and contemporary art. 



Dr. Jay Lutz, professor of French, 
visited the country of Senegal as 
part of the Intercultural Dimen- 
sions Program during summer 
2010. He also recently published 
and presented the paper "Victor 
Herbert Tyus, African American 
Novelist in Swedish," part of a 
long-term research project during 
his sabbatical research academic 
year 2009-10. 

R. Barton Palmer, adjunct lectur- 
er for English, recently published 
Larger than Life: Movie Stars of 
the 1930s (Rutgers University 




Prof. Alan Loehle's class 
explores art in New York City. 



OGLETHORPE PSYCHOLOGY 
RESEARCH RECOGNIZED 



At the Georgia Psychological Association's 2010 annual 
meeting in May, Oglethorpe psychology students 
competed for best research awards and cash prizes 
against undergraduate and graduate students from 
other Georgia universities, including Emory, Georgia 
State, Agnes Scott, and Kennesaw. 



Livia Balaban '12, Alyx Buonanotte '10, Nick Etherington '10, Ashleigh 
Grizzle '10, Rebecca McAlister '11, and Makai Takori '10 presented their 
original research. Faculty judges rated the research posters and the students' 
ability to orally defend their work. After nearly three hours of competition, 
the first place award for undergraduate research went to Alyx Buonanotte 
'10 for her work on meditation and relaxation. This marks the third straight 
year that one or more OU students earned a cash prize and won an award 
at this conference. 

This followed an earlier triumph for OU psychology students and alumni, 
who presented their original research at the 2010 annual meeting of the 
Southeastern Psychology Association, one of the largest psychology associa- 
tions in the United States. To be accepted for presentation, the work was 
required to address an important question in a particular area of psychology, 
and the research was required to be original, well-conducted, well-writ- 



34 CARILLON I FALL 2010 








Press), a collection 
of studies of major 
stars of the period, 
including Gregoiy 
Peck, Charlton 
Heston, Marlon 
Brando, and 
Judy Holiday. 
Palmer and his 
editorial team 
also were awarded 
a second grant from the Lever- 
hulme Foundation for the comple- 
tion of the editorial/translation 
project "Guillaume de Machaut: 
The Complete Poetry and Music," 
which also is supported by the 
Medieval Institute and by the 
Middle English Text Series (Uni- 
versity of Rochester). 

Dr. Viviana Plotnik, professor 
of Spanish, published "Leftist 
Peronism in Fiction: Intertex- 
tuality and Class Displacements 
Regarding the Invasion Motif" in 
the book The Politics of Emo- 
tions: Peronism and the Building 
ofModernArgentina. She also 
presented "About Hurricanes and 
Shipwrecks: Natural Disaster as 
Metaphor of Social Conflict in 



Caribbean Litera- 
ture" at the Interna- 
tional Conference on 
Caribbean Studies 
at the Universidad de 
Cartagena de Indias in 
Colombia. 



R. Barton Palmer's book 
explores 1950s Hollywood 
and its film stars. 



Dr. Michael Rulison, professor 
of physics, was recently selected 
by the College Board to serve a 
four-year term on the AP Physics 
Development Committee. He was 
also selected as a member of the 
Founders' Council of the South- 
eastern Scholarship of Teaching 
and Learning Colloquy. 

Dr. Brent Runnels, adjunct 
instructor of music, spent time on 
stage during summer 2010. He 
conducted Jazz Orchestra Atlanta 
with special trumpeter Marcus 
Printup from the Lincoln Center 
Jazz Orchestra. 

Anne Salter, director of the Philip 
Weltner Library, presented a 



paper "The Use of EBooks in 
Academic Libraries," coauthored 
by Judith Brook, at the Materials 
Culture conference at the Uni- 
versity of Edinburgh. The paper 
will also appear in the academic 
journal College and Undergradu- 
ate Libraries. 

Dr. Daniel Schadler, professor 
of biology, attended the 19th 
National Meeting of the National 
Association of Advisors for 
the Health Profession, held in 
Atlanta. He was involved in local 
arrangements for the meeting, 
organizing and staging a silent 
auction that raised funds for the 
Good Samaritan Health Center, 
which provides medical care for 
the un- and underinsured. Sarah 
Kendall Gault '10 and former 
OU student Lisa Ohman were 
part of the student volunteer corps 
for meeting support services. 

Dr. Robert Steen, associate pro- 
fessor of Japanese, attended the 
Center for Advanced Research 
on Language Acquisition at the 
University of Minnesota, where 
he studied the latest theories 



of second language acquisition 
with instructors from all over 
the world. 

Dr. Vicky Weiss, professor of Eng- 
lish, was selected to participate 
in a seminar on Greek literature 
at the Center for Hellenic Studies 
in Washington, D.C. The seminar 
addressed the challenge of keep- 
ing alive undergraduate educa- 
tion classical texts such as The 
Iliad, The Odyssey, and The Ho- 
meric Hymns, which a generation 
ago were read and understood by 
everyone. 

The OU SENCER Team 

(Science Education for New Civic 
Engagements and Responsibili- 
ties) of Drs. Keith Aufderheide, 
John Cramer, Lynn Gieger, John 
Nardo, Michael Rulison, Karen 
Schmeichel, and Leah Zinner 
participated in the 2010 SENC- 
ER Summer Institute at Univer- 
sity of North Carolina-Asheville. 
The team presented recent water 
quality investigations carried out 
by OU students. 



ten, and ideally, to have a real-world application. All research papers were 
peer-reviewed by experts in the Southeast. Those accepted to present were 
Mary Beth Bidgood '10, Jessica Graner '08, Caiti Grendahl, liana Olin '09, 
Brandi Wilson '07, Brittany Weiner '12, Whitney Wood '06, and Sara Zip- 
perer '06. Each gave a two-hour presentation and answered questions. Their 
research topics included authoritarianism as it relates to jury decisions; body 
image and nutrition; a two-experiment study on perfectionism, anxiety, and 
social comparisons; and self-actualization and its relation to parenting style. 

Most applicants are professors, fewer are graduate students, and a smaller 
number are traditional undergraduate students. Because it is relatively rare 
for undergraduate students' work to be accepted for presentation at profes- 
sional research conferences, their performances reflect well on both their 
own individual efforts and the caliber of their research training. 




(I) Competition winner Alyx Buonanotte '10 (left) with Ashleigh Grizzle '10. 

(r) Jessica Graner '08 (right) and Brittany Weiner '12 (middle) discuss 
their research. 



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ON EXHIBIT: 

OU MUSEUM OF ART 



Nineteenth Century 
French Master Drawings 
and Sculpture from The 
Schlossberg Collection 
Through December 12 
From one of the top 100 
private collections in the 
country {Arts & Antiques), 
this exhibition showcases 
the work of famous French 
masters, including Ingres, 
Gauguin, Degas, Renoir, 
Surat, Manet, Bourdelle, 
Pissarro, and others. 

Upcoming Exhibitions 
Students Draw theLine... 
Against Prejudice 
January 16-February 13, 2011 
Gala Celebration -January 22 
Presented by the Atlanta 
nonprofit Embracing 
Differences, "Students 
Draw the Line... Against 
Prejudice" is a student art 
show of pieces from students 
across Atlanta who attend 
diverse public, private, 
and religious schools. The 
exhibition aims to engage 



and enlighten viewers and 
promote tolerance. A gala 
celebration will be held on 
January 22, with special 
guest Emily Rafferty, 
president of the New York 
Metropolitan Museum of 
Art. For more information, 
visit embracingdifferences.org. 

Goddess, Lion, Peasant, 
Priest: Modern Indian Art 
from the Collection of Shelley 
& Donald Rubin 
Exhibit Opening - March 13 
Opening Gala - March 1 2 
Goddess, lion, peasant, 
priest: from the most 
transcendent beings to 
the animals that roam the 
earth, modern Indian art 
shows us all facets of life in 
the subcontinent, whether 
mundane or otherworldly. 
This exhibition focuses on 
the strong presence of the 
figure— human, animal, or 
deity— and the tension be- 
tween India's long history of 
figural art and modern art's 



stylistic inclination toward 
abstraction. 

This exhibition features 
more than 50 works by more 
than 30 contemporary Ti- 
betan artists, selected from 
the collection of Shelley and 
Donald Rubin, passionate 
collectors of Himalayan art 
for more than 30 years and 
the founders of the Rubin 
Museum of Art in New 
York City. Mr. Rubin is an 
Oglethorpe alumnus who 
graduated in 1956. 

OUMA is located on the 
third floor of the Philip 
Weltner Library and is open 
Tuesday-Sunday, 12 noon- 
5p.m. (closed Mondays 
and university holidays). 
Admission: $5 for adults; 
free for OUMA members 
and children under 12. More 
information: museum. 
oglethorpe.edu. 




Women Beware Women 

November 18-20, 2010, 8 p.m. 
Conant Performing Arts Center 
Thomas Middleton's salacious examination of 
sex, power, and politics is as shockingly de- 
praved today as it was in the 1 7th century. This 
rarely performed Jacobean thriller spins a tale of 
lust, betrayal, and incest so destructive, the play 
easily lives up to its title. 

[title of show] • 

February 24-26, 2011, 8 p.m. 
Conant Performing Arts Center 
Music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen, book by Hunter 
Bell. Two nobodies in New York set out to write 
a musical about two nobodies in New York who 
set out to write a musical. Based on the story of 
its own creation, [title of show] is a hysterica! and 
inspiring musical of four friends trying to make 
their dreams come true. 



The Government Inspector 

April 7-9, 2011, 8 p.m. 
Conant Performing Arts Center 
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the 
original by Nikolai Gogol. A backward 
Russian village is expecting a surprise visit 
from a government inspector, sending the 
whole town into a panic. But when a 
vagabond stranger is mistaken for the 
inspector in disguise, a series of riotous 
events threaten to expose the town's bogus 
facade. Gogol's classic farce is given 
biting contemporary life in this fresh and 
hilarious adaptation. 

General admission: $7; free with a Petrel Pass. 
Box Office: 404-504-1074. 



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Launched in early 2010 

the IDEX Fellowship in Social Enterprise (formerly Fellows 
for India's Affordable Private Schools) is a unique early 
entry professional development program for recent col- 
lege graduates interested in the field of social enterprise. 
Oglethorpe University manages the program with spon- 
sorship from Gray Matters Capital of Atlanta. Under the 
mentorship of a social enterprise leader, fellows generate 
ideas to serve low-income communities and develop a 
blueprint for change; the fellows then execute that practi- 
cal plan within the enterprise. The combination of ideas 
and execution is transformational — for the enterprise and 
for the fellow — and through these two words the new 
program name IDEX was born. 

IDEX sent its first cohort of 11 fellows (10 U.S. nationals 
and one Indian national) to Hyderabad, India, in August. 
Among them are three Oglethorpe alumni, as well as 
graduates of Emory, Spelman, Dartmouth, Wesleyan, 
and Southern Illinois. The fellows received rigorous train- 
ing on social business before each was assigned to work 
in an Affordable Private School — India's low-cost educa- 
tion sector — to develop and implement business and 
action plans for each school. In India through May 2011, 
the fellows are creating change through social enterprise, 
while developing their own professional skills. 

IDEX Fellowship in Social Enterprise is currently 
expanding to include more sponsors and broaden 
its efforts in social enterprise within and beyond 
India. In late 2010 IDEX will open the application 
process for the 2011-12 cohort. Learn more at 
www.oglethorpe.edu/IDEX. 



2010-11 IDEX Fellows 

, a 2009 graduate of Southern 
Illinois University with a degree in business admin- 
istration, created the first sorority at SIU geared 
toward Latina women. 

graduated from Oglethorpe in 2009 
with a degree in economics. Corin was president 
of the Economics Club and active in the OU Center 
for Civic Engagement, and interned at Appalachia 
Community Enterprises. 

graduated from Oglethorpe in 
2010. She was active in the OU Center for Civic 
Engagement and received the President's Citizen- 
ship Award. 

graduated from the Institute of 
Chartered Financial Analyst of India with a degree 
in business administration. He would one day like 
to head a microfinance company and start his own 
private school for all socioeconomic backgrounds. 

graduated from Emory University 
in 2010 with a degree in marketing and social 
enterprise. 

Sreeratna Kancherla became the new 
director of IDEX in August, bringing more 
than a decade of experience in international 
development. Sreeratna is a graduate of 
Emory University and the New England School 
of Law, where she focused on international 
human rights law. She previously worked for the 
International Bar Association-Human Rights 

Read the fellows' blog updates and more about their work at www.enterprisingschools.com. 

FALL 2010 I CARILLON 37 



graduated from Wesleyan Univer- 
sity in 2010 (Phi Beta Kappa) and formerly worked 
with Legal Aid. 

graduated from Spelman 
College in 2010, where she was a Civic Engage- 
ment Fellow. While at Spelman, she served as 
assistant director of The Baby and I Foundation. 

graduated from Oglethorpe in 

2009 and received the President's Citizenship 
Award. She interned at Gray Matters Capital and 
the Carter Center. 

graduated from Spelman College in 

2010 with a degree in economics. She completed 
a teaching internship with Breakthrough Collabora- 
tive and worked with a local organization that 
provides assistance to start-up businesses. 

llano Sh graduated from Emory University 

in 2010 with academic honors. She worked in 
Tanzania and Uganda during college. 

graduated in 2010 from Dartmouth 
College. She is the former assistant director of 
Youth Bridge Global. 

Institute (London), the Security and Develop- 
ment Program-International Peace Institute 
(New York), Global Strategies Group (Wash- 
ington, D.C.), and Social-Impact International 
(India). Sreeratna also cofounded Prema 
Jyothi (Love and Light) Foundation to benefit 
India's victims of child labor trafficking. 



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INTRODUCING THE CLASS OF 2014 ► 

THIS FALL, OGLETHORPE WELCOMED THE LARGEST 
CLASS OF NEW STUDENTS IN 50 YEARS. 








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VOLUNTEERED 
DURING HIGH SCHOOL 


INTERNATIONALLY 
(ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA) 




The Class of 2014s first days 
on campus were a whirlwind- 
volunteering in Atlanta's Grant 
Park, signing the Honor Code, 
visiting Zoo Atlanta and Coca- 
Colas global headquarters, and, of 
course, meeting new friends. 



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