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The Carillon 

{V0L.4, No. 2) 


Mark DeLong '03 
Kelly Robinson 

Class Notes Editor 

Alison Stroud 

Editorial Board 

Barb Henry '85 
David Ross '93 
Susan Soper '69 


Walt Groover, 

Light Communications 

Mark DeLong '03 
Amie Lane '09 
Bisell McWilliams "06 
Eric Richards 
Irene Turner '08 
Jon Weininger '07 

Contributing Writers 
Janet Maddox 
Elizabeth Pittman 
Jerry Portwood '99 
Vicky Ruth '09 
Hoyt Young 

Mrs. Belle Turner Lynch '61, Chair 
Mr. Jack Guynn, Vice Chair 
Mr. Harald R. Hansen, Treasurer 
Ms. Susan M. Soper '69, Secretary 

Mr. G. Douglass Alexander '68 

Mrs. Yetcy L. Arp '68 

Mr. Robert E. Bowden '66 

Mr. Kenneth S. Chestnut 

Mr. Milton C. Clipper 

Mr. William A. Emerson 

Mr. Norman P. Findley, III 

Mr. Kevin D. Fitzpatrick, Jr. '78 

Ms. Jeanie E Flohr '99 

Mr. J. Lewis Glenn '71 

Dr. Joel Goldberg '00 (H) 

Mr. James J. Hagelow '69 

Mr. James V. Hartlage, Jr. '65 

Mr. William J. Hogan.Jr. '72 

Dr. Kenneth K. Hutchinson '78 

Mr. Warren Y Jobe 

Dr. Charles B. Knapp 

Mr. Roger A. Littell "68 

Mr. Stephen E. Malone '73 

Mr. E. R. Mitchell, Jr. 

Mr. Bob T. Nance '63 

Mr. R. D. Odom 

Mr. John J. Scalley 

Mrs. Laura Turner Seydel '86 

Mr. O. K. Sheffield, Jr. '53 

Mr. Joseph P. Shelcon '91 

Mr. Arnold B. Sidman 

Mr. Timothy P. Tassopoulos '81 

Ms. Trishanda Hinton Treadwell '96 

Mr. Franklin L. Burke '66 
Mr. George E. Goodwin 
Mr. C. Edward Hansell 
Mr. Arthur Howell 
Mr. J. Smith Lanier 
Mr. James P McLaJn 

The Carillon is published semiannually tor 
alumni and friends of Oglethorpe University. 
Oglethorpe, founded in 1835, is a private liberal 
arts college located on Peachtree Road in the 
heart of Atlanta. 

Oglethorpe University promises a classic 
education in a contemporary city. Our students 
learn to make a life, make a living and make a 
difference. Our graduates become community 
leaders who are distinctive in their ability to 
think, communicate and contribute. 

Oglethorpe Universit)' makes no distinction in its 
admission policies or procedures on grounds of 
age, race, gender, religious belief, color, sexual 
orientation, national origin or disability. 

On the cover: 

Dr. Schall leads students, faculty, staff, alumni 
and trustees in a Day of Ser\'ice at Garden Hills 

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rnn tents 

2 Inauguration Quotables 

4 News and Events 

7 Athletics 

8 The Inauguration of 
Lawrence M. Schall 

12 Engaging Students with Atlanta 

14 Students Give Holidays New Meaning 

16 Ten Years of Art at OU 

19 Faculty Profile 

20 Reading Room 

22 Donor Profile 

23 Alumni Association 
President's Letter 

24 Class Notes 

• Future Freshmen 

• Weddings 

• Alumni Updates 

• In Memoriam 

JnangTiration q uotahlps 













Instead of the usual President's Message, here we present excerpts 
from speeches made during the inauguration ofDn Lawrence M. 
SchaU. Charges were also presented on behalf of students, faculty, 
alumni and higher education. A summary can he found 
beginning on page 8. 

Lawrence M. Schall 

"One of the joys of working at a small place is that everyone 
matters and can have a significant impact. Everyone can lay 
their hands on the institution. As president, I certainly know 
that all that I do and say matters; my hands affect many lives. 
I arrived in Atlanta last summer after 52 years in the 
Northeast. July is not the best month to move south, but 
nevertheless I came full of energy, commitment and 
optimism. I came to be part of a new community, to lead an 
extraordinary institution, almost two centuries old, and to 
reaffirm our commitment to a liberal arts education, one that 
is broadly conceived and designed to prepare citizens who will 
guide their communities wisely and ethically. 1 came to 
provide support to a faculty that is second to none in their 
commitment to smdents and to teaching. And I came to help 
instill a sense of business and administrative discipline to 
ensure that Oglethorpe has a long and healthy future." 

"I fotmd a faculty that was engaged, intellectual and cre- 
ative. I found students who were amazing young men and 
women, here because they have a love of learning and want 
to make a difference with their lives. I found a staff fully 
prepared to kick it up another notch or two and make 
things happen. I found a board of trustees fiilly engaged 
and committed to this insritudon. And finally, I found a 
city that is open to new people and new ideas, optimistic 
about the fiiture and fiill of opportunity." 

"Oglethorpe University, I believe, does have a unique 
obligation in American higher education, derived from the 
intersection of three conditions: the visionary ideals and 
call to action of our namesake, our tradition of education 
in the liberal arts and our place in the city of Adanta." 

"Today, I am making a commitment. Oglethorpe 
University will lay its hands on this city. We are small and 
not rich in financial resources, but our community is rich 
in spirit, and the individuals that make up our community 
will come together to make a difference to this city. 
Yesterday marked a new era in our history. We are Atlanta's 
liberal arts college. We belong to this great city. We are 
committed to its fiiture." 

Alfred Bloom 

President, Swanhmore College 

"With a president who gives meaning to the term 
extraordinary leadership; with a board, a faculty, a staff, 
students and alumni exceptional in their institutional 
dedication; with a distinguished tradition of excellence, 
and with the remarkable opportunities the City of 
Adanta offers for defining meaningful social priorities 
and for shaping personal paths of contribution towards 
them, Oglethorpe is sure to move undetgraduate 
education towards its ftiller purpose. I thank President 
Schall in advance for setting the vision, negotiating the 
realities and energizing the momentum of a trajectory 
so essential to American education; and I congratulate 
Oglethorpe on choosing Larry and Larry on choosing 

EUen Schall 

Dean, New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate 

School of Public Service 

"It's no small thing to have gathered so many of [the Schall 
family] here in Atlanta, but here we are. Until Larry moved 
here almost a year ago, we could fairly be said to be pretty 

much a Northeast family centered around New York 
and Philadelphia. It would also be fair to say we were 
a Swarthmore family. A few points follow from this. 

One: This family is used to moving in a bloc. If I had 
to guess, we are about to see some big shift in the family 
demographic toward the South and toward Oglethorpe. 

Two: Larry is a path-setter and also a person who makes 
things happen— and gets his way most of the dme. 

Three: You can see and we certainly felt the power of 
a consistent message in our family. 

If you look beliind the niunbers, you can see not only that 
we all went to the same college, same summer camp, but 
also that we all have had careers in public service. Our dad is 
a lawyer, mom a teacher. The clear message we got was about 
public service, about the value of life lived doing work you 
love in the service of others. 

That's very much the message of Oglethorpe: make a life, 
make a living, make a difference. Seems like a perfect match 
between the person and the place. Oglethorpe is already a 
very special place, an urban liberal arts college with a clear 
mission, a strong presence in Adanta and bold ambidons." 











news ^ events 














Best Face Forward 

How long has it been since you last visited the Oglethorpe home- 
page? Do you know about our city, our community and our 
challenge? If not, checl< out A new home- 
page was launched in early February, aimed at prospective 
students, to highlight Oglethorpe's l<ey messages and tell the story 
of the people that mal<e Oglethorpe unique. The rest of the site is 
also being updated, so check back often and see what you can learn 
about Oglethorpe. 

Jay Lutz, with Karen Head '98, celebrating his lienor by the 
French government 

Chevalier Lutz 

Dr. Jay Lutz received the Ordre des Palmes Academiques from the 
French government on Monday, February 27, in the Oglethorpe 
University Museum of Art. Lutz, Frances I. Eeeraerts 76 Professor of 
Foreign Language and chair of the foreign language department, has 
been with the university since 1 988. 

The Palmes Academiques was created by Napoleon in 1 808 to 
reward devotion and accomplishment in teaching. Dianne Josse, 
Cultural Attachee for the French Consulate, presented the award to 
Lutz "for service rendered to the French culture" through his 
teaching. Dr Lutz received the award in the rank of Chevalier and 
was congratulated by the United States Ambassador to France. 
"Oglethorpe is honored to have Dr Lutz receive this distinction," said 
Oglethorpe President Larry Schall. "He is the anchor of our foreign 
language program and has helped facilitate study abroad opportunities 
for countless Oglethorpe students and their international counter- 
parts. As a teacher and scholar, he has inspired several generations 
of students to immerse themselves in French language and culture." 

2006: A Basketball Odyssey 

Oglethorpe celebrated 90 Years of Basketball on campus as students 
participated in Homecoming Weekend February 1 0-1 2. The Athletic 
Department and the Alumni Office hosted a weekend of activities, 
bringing together over 200 former teammates, cheerleaders, coaches 
and athletics fans of all ages to celebrate the long tradition of 
Oglethorpe athletics and to cheer on current Stormy Petrel athletes. 
The weekend included activities for children, an alumni basketball 
game, dinner, champagne brunch and over 53 basketball alumni 
were honored with a commemorative basketball pin during half-time 
of the men's game versus the Southwestern Pirates on Sunday, 
February 12. In addition, the #33 jersey of Russ Churchwell '05 was 
retired. Churchwell played on the Oglethorpe's men's basketball team 
for four years (2000-2005), and he finished his career as the all-time 
leading scorer and all-time leading rebounder in the history of the 
Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. Basketball has been an 
integral part of the Oglethorpe community since December 15, 1916. 
On that day the Stormy Petrels suited up to play the Decatur Athletic 
Club in the university's first basketball game. Since then, Oglethorpe's 
men's and women's basketball teams have won countless 
conference, regional and national titles. 

Fit To a Tea 

Oglethorpe students are often encouraged to go beyond textbooks for 
many courses - reading an extra book for a project, visiting an art 
museum for a cultural experience or meeting with Atlanta's leaders 
for added insight. But for his Comparative Politics of China and 
Japan course, Stephen Herschler enhanced readings with a sampling 
of international teas. 

Herschler, assistant professor of politics, introduced a different tea to 
his students each week: basic black, green, gun powder, pu-erh, 
lapsang soochong, sencha, bancha, longjing, bi luo chun and oolong. 
"My idea is to open up the space in the classroom, to take the 
academic edge off and to help open the students' minds about the 
differences in China and Japan. To use the variations of teas does a 
similar thing in an immediate way," Herschler said. 
A majority of his students had no experience with tea other than 
sweet tea, and in this lesson there was no sugar allowed. After 
tasting the tea of the week, students discussed their reactions using 
language to effectively communicate how each tea was different. He 
prompted the students by asking them to think about tea with 
language commonly reserved for fine wine; personality, mood, 

students in Stephen Herschler's Comparative 
Politics course sipped tlieir way througti the cultures 
of China and Japan. 


landscape or environment, what it reminds you of, seasons, iiow it 
mal<es you feel. Students were also required to l<eep a tea journal, 
to be typed up and submitted at the end of the semester as part 
of their class participation grade. 

"I want to reach the students through their mind but often we are 
most impacted through our senses. This exercise will have an 
impact in a way that words and ideas do not. Perhaps they will 
use this process to help the other ideas stick," Herschler said. 

OU in the News 

Since the fall of 2005 Oglethorpe has appeared in the press 
quite a bit. First, the Hurhcane Katrina relief worl< done by the 
Oglethorpe University community throughout September and 
October drew a lot of attention. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 
covered our efforts (9/5/05, 9/17/05, 9/23/05) and the university 
was featured on all three local television stations. The Oglethorpe 
volunteers were also highlighted in the Mansfield, Louisiana, 
newspaper (9/1 5/05) and on the cover of The Southern Aviator 
magazine (10/05). Local media, Atlanta INtown (1 1/05) and 
Neighbor Newspapers (9/23/05) also ran photos and articles 
about the relief efforts. 

Campus events, students and faculty have also gained a lot more 
attention from the media since the fall. Two Delta Sigma Phi charity 
fundraisers (10/21/05, 4/6/06) and the Petrels of Fire tradition 
(2/13/06) were photographed for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 
The Alternative Spring Break trip taken by 26 Oglethorpe students 
and staff gained local media coverage on the front page of The 
Atlanta Journal-Constitution (3/18/06) and was picked up by the U.S. 
Newswire (3/9/06). The Core Curriculum (9/6/05) and our admission 
materials (4/2/06) were both featured in separate articles in The 
Washington Post An Oglethorpe student is included on a print and 
billboard ad for the Brand Atlanta Campaign. 

Both exhibitions in the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art have 
been featured in local newspapers, magazines and websites. A story 
about the current exhibition Portals to Shangh-La: Masterpieces 
from Buddhist Mongolia aired on Washington Post Radio (1/27/06), 
and the museum was named the "Best Kept Museum Secret" by 
Atlanta Magazine in the December issue. 

if you are interested in obtaining a copy of any of these press clips, 
please contact Elizabeth Pittman at 404.364.8868 or 

news 8^ events 

Seen @ Oglethorpe 

From the poet laureate to a member of Congress, the Oglethorpe 
campus has seen many familiar faces this semester. Ann Cramer, 
IBM's director of corporate community relations, gave a Rikard 
Lecture in the Oglethorpe University IVIuseum of Art on February 7, 
hours after Oglethorpe students visited Atlanta's Federal Reserve 
Bank to meet with president Jack Guynn in the Fed's board room 
as part of the OUr Atlanta program. 

The following day Georgia Labor Commissioner Michael 
Thurmond was the guest speaker for Oglethorpe Day held 
February 8. Thurmond took in the Petrels of Fire race, spoke to 
students, faculty and staff in Conant and then enjoyed a 
Georgian-themed lunch in the Emerson Student Center 

On April 1 1 , Congressman John Lewis visited campus for a town 
hall style event discussing current issues in civil rights. Speaking to 
a crowd of 250 in Lupton Auditorium, Lewis recounted his journey 
through the civil rights movement, including time spent with 
Dr Martin Luther King, Jr His appearance was sponsored by Safe 
Zone, the Rich Foundation Urban Leadership Program and the 
Women's Studies Program. 

U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser spoke to a packed crowd in 

On February 9, U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser read his works and 
spoke to an audience of 500 packed in the Conant Performing Arts 
Center Kooser, on his first trip to Atlanta, visited with Dr Linda 
Taylor's Modern American Poetry class, made an appearance on 
F0X5's "Good Day Atlanta" and signed books following the reading. 

Congressman John Lewis discussed his journey through the civil 
rights movement during a recent visit to Ogiethorpe. 


By Hoyt Young 

In what is becoming a spring sports tradition, the Oglethorpe men's 
golf team won their seventh SCAC championship in the last nine 
years. Led by Oglethorpe Male Athlete of the Year, senior Joe Green, 
the Petrels dominated at the conference tournament in Monteagle, 
Tennessee, solidifying their #3 national ranking. Look for Oglethorpe 
to make even more noise at the NCAA Division III National 
Championships in May. Visit (keyword: athletics) 
for championship news. 

Not far behind the men is the women's golf team, ranked #17 
nationally. At the SCAC tournament, the Petrels stalked #3 DePauw 
University for two days before narrowly finishing second. Extremely 
young and talented, the women are sure to continue their steady rise 
next season. 

The Oglethorpe men's baseball team struggled to an 1 1 -29 record 
this season, though the team's constant hard work and determination 
did not go unnoticed by the Anderson Field faithful. The team will be 
buoyed by the return of freshman pitching sensation Sean Tuttle, 
who despite the Petrels' struggles, managed a 6-2 record and a 
spotless 4-0 record in formidable SCAC play. 

Though lacking in depth to their conference rivals, the men's and 
women's track teams managed to fight for a sixth place finish in a 
stout SCAC Championship. Individual standouts shined throughout 
the season to provide the strength to make a run up the standings. 
Senior Jon Gabriel finished his four-year career at Oglethorpe 
unbeaten in the 400 meters at home and recorded a second-place 
SCAC championship finish. Sophomore long-jumpers Andrea Vinson 
and Justin Willard set school records in their events and await word 
on an invitation to the Division III Nationals. 

The men's and women's tennis team fought consistency all season 
with the exception of one player who proved to be outright 
unflappable. Junior Eckhardt van der Linde led the Petrels at #1 
singles all season with a near-perfect record and saw his national 
ranking rise to #7. He and doubles partner Drue Malone combine 
to make the #8 ranked doubles combination in the South region, 
and both await word on an invitation to the NCAA Nationals. While 
the women's team struggled with their youth, head coach Peter 
Howell awaits their next season on newly renovated tennis courts. 

Facility Improvements 

The addition of a modern tennis center that will elevate the athlete 
and fan experience is not the only exciting athletic improvement. 
The Department of Sports Medicine, in partnership with Infinite 
Sports Inc., renovated and installed state-of-the-art equipment 
throughout the athletes' training area. Among the highlights for 
the 1 ,000-square-foot training room are seven new training tables, 
four electrical stimulation machines with UltraSound combination 
units and three new whirlpools in the newly minted 400-square- 
foot hydro-therapy room. The new training room also boasts the 
capacity for therapeutic laser treatment. 
















the inau guration of lawrence m. schall 

By Mark DeLong '03 

The Oglethorpe community got "Hands On" for the inauguration 
of Lawrence M. Schall as Oglethorpe's I6th president. The weekend 
celebration began on Thursday, April 20, with An Evening with the 
Mayors featuring Adanta Mayor Shirley Franklin and Ambassador 
Andrew Young and presented by the Oglethorpe Women's Network. 
On Friday, April 21, students, faculty, staff, alumni and trustees 
descended on Garden Hills Elementary School for a Day of Service 
and then celebrated their accomplishments back on campus with a 
barbecue dinner The formal inauguration ceremony was held the 
morning of Saturday, April 22, in the Conant Performing Arts 
Center with a reception following on the veranda. 

"I hope this weekend and all its activities served as a signal 
to those inside the Oglethorpe community as well as to 
our firiends in greater Adanta that our institution is com- 
mitted to playing an important role in the future of this 
city," commented Schall in his inauguration address. 


"On Thursday evening, we listened to an inspirational 
conversation between Mayor Franklin and Ambassador 
Young at the Woodruff Arts Center," said Schall. "It was 
one of the most special events I have ever witnessed." 

Over 350 people shared in the conversation on a rainy 
Thursday evening in Adanta, welcomed to the event by 
Neil Williams, Chair of the Woodruff Arts Center Board. 

The mayors were introduced by Allen Whitehart 06, recipi- 
ent of the 2006 Rich Foundation Urban Leadership 
Program's Leader in Action Award. After graduation, 
Whitehart will work as a history teacher and head basketball 
coach at Fulton County's Centennial High School. A life- 
long volimteer, Whitehart served in the U.S. Marine Corps 
before attending Oglethorpe. 

Franklin and Yoimg discussed their lives of service and the 
struggles and growth of Atlanta as a city. Following the 
conversation in the Rich Theatre, guests were invited to a 
reception in the Nita and J. Mack Robinson Atrium of the 
High Museum of Art. Franklin and Young mingled with 
smdents, faculty and trustees throughout the evening. 

Atlanta Mayor Sniriey Franklin, Ambassador Andrew Young and 
Belle Turner Lynch '61 at the reception in the High Museum of Art 
following An Evening With the Mayors. 

"I thought it was a great night, very fitting of how smdents 
perceive Dr. Schall," said Kionne August '06. "The two 
mayors, both Adanta icons, were talking casually in a vet)' 
entertaining talk. And at the same time we were in the High 
Museum, one of the hot spots in Adanta. It was a night that 
was very Dr. Schall. He can talk to anyone, and he holds 
such a high position on this campus and in the Adanta 
community already by all that he has accomplished. " 


To demonstrate Oglethorpe's growing connections to 

Adanta, Schall wanted his inauguration to include a way to 
give back to the city, and a day of service at Garden Hills 
Elementary fit perfecdy. Working with the Adanta Public 
School System and Hands On Adanta, the Oglethorpe 

community got hands on across the school's campus. 

"We had 300 turn out for our day of service, " said Schall. 
"Dr. Beverly Hall, superintendent of Adanta Public Schools, 
came to thank us and acknowledge our new partnership. 
There were trustees, facidty, family and friends there to work, 
but our smdents turned out in droves. I could not be more 
proud of our smdents." 

Groups cleared brush around the school playground, 
improved landscaping beds, renovated the playground area 
and built shelving units inside. 

The efforts at Garden Hills were recognized by school 
administrators, local media and alimini. 

"Everything that was done looks great," commented Carla 
Russo '03, a fourth grade teacher at Garden Hills. "We really 
appreciate everyone coming out to help in this incredible 


Though Saturday morning started out a litde rainy, it did 
not dampen the spirits of those inside the Conant 
Performing Arts Center for Schall's inauguration ceremony. 
Following a processional featuring delegates from over 50 
colleges and universities, 3 former imiversiry presidents, 
trustees, faculty and top administrators. Board of Trustees 
Chair Belle Turner Lynch '61 welcomed the crowd. 










Dr Schall welcomes students, alumni, faculty, staff and trustees 
before they head to Garden Hills Elementary for the Day of Service. 

make a life 

the inau giimtion of la wrence m. schall 


tap into Oglethorpe's potential, as we have yet to fully 
exploit the diverse resources and capabilities of those present 
at this institution. I charge you maintain the quality of our 
faculty and staff befit for a university of prestigious distinc- 
tion. I charge you to fiilfill this responsibility vi^ith wisdom, 
passion and ambition. We, the student body, have the great- 
est faith that you will do so." 

Representing the faculty, Alan Woolfolk, professor of sociology, 
director of the Core Curriculum and associate provost, 
charged Schall "with continuing your bold leadership while 
respecting Oglethorpe's mission, by drawing upon what is 
best in our past while defining a vision of what me might 

"It is a distinct pleasure for me to extend greetings to each and 
every one of you on this great day, " said Lynch. "We are here to 
celebrate this very special occasion in the life of Oglethorpe 

Schall then received charges from students, facult)', alumni and the 
higher education arena. 

"As a visionary, you are discontent with the status quo and are not 
afraid to take bold steps to reinvigorate and revitalize all aspects of 
campus life," said Christiana Johnson '06, president of Omicron 
Delta Kappa. She then presented charges from the smdent body. 

"I charge you to never be satisfied with what we are, but to 
constandy strive for what we can become. You must continue to 

Oglethorpe students made quite an improvement to ttiis playground 
patli at Garden Hiils Elementary School. 


make a life 

Turner Lynch '61, left, meets with Atlanta Public Schools 
Superintendent Beverly Hall and Dr Schall during Oglethorpe's Day 
of Service. 

Woolfolk stressed the growth of Oglethorpe's reputation 
and identity, by expanding the faculty and strengthening 
the Honors Program and Core Curriculum, Oglethorpe's 
Adanta conneaions and the need for a new physical and 
natural science facility. 

"The rewards for success in these endeavors are great," 
Woolfolk concluded. "We can hope that every 
Oglethorpe graduate will say, 'This is where 1 began my 
adult life of responsibility, life-long learning and growing 

Joe Shelton '91, president of the Alumni Association 
said, "Because 1 have had the privilege of experiencing 
your leadership, rather than charge you to do the things I 
think you should do in theory, I would like to charge you 
to condnue to do things I have already seen you do in 

"I charge you to continue to maintain a focus on making 
a diflFerence," Shelton said. "I charge you to continue to 
care about who our students are and what they are about. 
I charge you to continue to follow your vision of 
Oglethorpe and never setde for second best. I charge you 
to continue to preserve the unique environment here 
which fosters intellectual and personal growth." 

Ellen Schall, dean of New York University's Roben F. Wagner 
Graduate School of Public Service and sister of our new president, 
represented higher education. She spoke of two methods of higher 
education, the ivory tower group in which the academy speaks to the 
world and the second group which engages with its community. 

"Creating a model and a powerfiil way to describe that second group 
might be a good challenge for Larry and for Oglethorpe," said Ellen 
Schall. "I have been trying myself and haven't gotten much further 
than ebony bridge or maybe rainbow bridge. The first word needs 
work, something to represent multiple strands, not just one color or 
one material. But I am pretty sure the second word is strong, that the 
idea of a bridge captures the concept we're trying to represent, that of 
scholarship and study as working hand in hand with a community, 
not divorced from it." 

On a personal note, Schall's sister stated, "Larry is the center of what- 
ever universe he enters." He certainly was the center of attention during 
inauguration weekend. Oglethorpe's Day of Service was featured on 
the fi-ont page of the Metro section in Saturday's Atlanta Journal- 
Constitution. While running errands around town on Monday, Schall 
was stopped twice and thanked for his efforts and continued civic 
engagement; a perfect ending to a perfect "Hands On" weekend. 

Professor Chris Benton works with accounting students to build benches for 
Garden Hills' playground. 




make a life 



engagin g students with atlant;^ 

As Atlanta's liberal arts university, Oglethorpe has always been an 
exciting place to earn an education. The level of excitement has 
increased with the introduction of Oglethorpe's OUr Atlanta 
program, giving students an up-close-and-personal look at 
Atlanta's cultural, scientific, civic, business and academic entities 
and the people who run them. 

In addition to enhancing our students' college experience, the 
program immerses our students in the plethora of opportunities 
available in Atlanta and stimulates thoughts of what students 
may in turn offer the city during their college experience and 
after graduation. 

OUr Atlanta invites dynamic Atlantans to host Oglethorpe 
students at an event or institution that is both personally 
meaningful and unique to our city. During the fall term, Trustee 
Joel Goldberg hosted a group of Oglethorpe students and 
President Schall at a special viewing of the High Museum's 
exhibition of the works of Andrew Wyeth. Caitlin Way '91, 

director of trustee and corporate relations at the Woodruff 
Arts Center, assisted with this visit, which included a 
personal tour with the curator of the Wyeth exhibit. 

"Having the curator speak to us was one of the greatest 
experiences I have had this year," said Karly Wildenhaus 
'09, a modern art theory major from Kennesaw, Georgia. 
"The fact that the president and dean came with us 
definitely showed me how willing they are to commit 
time to the students and stay connected to our interests. 
Opportunities like this help develop a stronger relationship 
between the school and Atlanta and even the students 
and the faculty." 

Provost Christopher Ames arranged for a group of 
students to attend a production at 7 Stages Theatre where 
he serves on the board. Trustee O. K. Sheffield '53 took a 
group of students to a spring production by Theatrical 
Outfit. Friends of Oglethorpe from SunTrust Bank 

Michael Shapiro, Director of the High Museum, gives a tour of the new facility to students, accompanied by Oglethorpe President Lawrence M. Schall, 
Trustee Joel Goldberg and Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Peter Rooney 

make a life 

arranged for a skybox at an Atlanta Thrasher's game. 
Trustee Susan Soper '68 took a group to a production 
at Horizon Theatre in April. Another group of students 
went with Professor Kendra King to meet with Atlanta 
City Council President Lisa Borders and to observe the 
city council in action. 

Sometimes a particular event relates well to class 
content. Trustee and Vice Chair of the Board Jack 
Guynn, President of the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank, 
hosted Oglethorpe students in his boardroom after a 
tour of the facility. Economics Professors Cassandra 
Copeland and Bruce Hetherington each led a trip to 
the Federal Reserve Bank for their students. 

"It was a very unique opportunity to be allowed inside 
the Federal Reserve and to see millions of bills being 
processed," said Ember Melcher '09, an economics 
major from Raleigh, North Carolina. "Jack Guynn 

graciously shared the boardroom experience with us. Hearing 
him narrate the decision-making process greatly clarified how the 
entire Federal Reserve system worked. This trip is one of my 
favorite Atlanta memories." 

Trustees, alumni and friends of the university have stepped up to 
propose additional excursions for the fall semester. Although the 
program began as a freshman initiative, interest quickly spread 
throughout the student body, and it has opened up to include all 
students. OUr Atlanta's goal for the coming year is to involve 
every freshman in at least one event during the fall term and to 
encourage campus-wide participation in a number of additional 
events throughout the year, including those that enrich classroom 
experiences. Providing these experiences to our new students 
will underscore Oglethorpe's vital connection to Atlanta and 
bring it alive with new meaning, enriching both the city and 
the students alike. 

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students give holidays new meaning 

For today's Oglethorpe students, holidays spent in traditional ways 
seem to be a thing of the past. Over the Labor Day weekend, 150 
students, faculty and staff volunteered to assist those affected by 
Hurricane Katrina in an effort led by President Larry Schall. 
Continuing his commitment to public service, and specifically to 
assist those affected by Katrina, Schall began Oglethorpe's first 
Alternative Spring Break program. Over spring break. Dr. Schall 
traveled with 26 students who chose an alternative to tanning by 
volunteering in New Orleans, helping to clear and gut homes 
damaged by Katrina. Vicky Ruth '09, a freshman from 
Clarkesville, Georgia, describes the experience. 

By Vicky Ruth '09 

Standing in the ruins of a house is never something I expected 
to do in my entire life. But there we were, all 26 of us, when it 
finally hit me - this really happened. Our group often joked 
around about the weird vibe we got while in New Orleans. It 
felt like a ghost town and in a sense it was, compared to what 
it used to be. We kept expecting zombies to emerge from the 
debris. But this was no movie, it was life in America, what we 
refer to as Katrina. 

Although waking up at 8:00 a.m. everyday and doing 
nine hours of intense labor is not my idea of a break, 
going on this trip was an opportunity I could not pass 
up. As our vans passed through Mississippi, we began to 
see signs of destruction: fronts of houses entirely ripped 
off, porches in driveways, cars flipped over, boats in the 
middle of the road. We drove through New Orleans, 
passing thtough the famous French Quarter and 
Bourbon Street and then onto the Ninth Ward. 

The destruction was indescribable; entire houses were 
completely destroyed. There was debris everywhere, trees 
uprooted, water, everything you could possibly imagine 
was lying in people's front yards. In the Ninth Ward, 
entite houses lay in piles, there were steps leading to 
nowhere and in some spots all that remained was a 

We unloaded from the van and began to look around. 
Imagine that everything you owned had been put into a 
washing machine. For the houses that were still standing 
that is what it resembled. Everything was thrown around 
and completely soaked. It was overwhelming to say the 
least. When 1 saw a water-damaged photo album lying 
next to a house, I started to get emotional. People's entire 
lives were gone. Everything they ever knew and owned 
was gone. It is almost impossible to rebuild; most 
probably don't want to come back at all. We headed to 
camp in a somber mood and reflected on what we were 
to face the next day. 

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On our first day of work we split into two groups to 
work on two different houses. Our first task was to 
clean out everything left in the house: water-damaged 
furniture, clothes, magazines, books, stoves and most 
disgustingly refrigerators. Those refrigerators had been 
sitting in floodwater with rotting food for over seven 
months. That is one smell I will never forget. 

But the real fun came in demolition. Our first house 
had four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a kitchen. In 
each room we had to break down the walls and bust 
out the ceilings. This is fiin for a day. Then the soreness, 
bruises and scratches make you realize it's work. For five 
days both teams did this. 

On Thursday, we heard the story of Lester Dyer. He 
didn't have time to evacuate and was put in the Super 
Dome. He told us horrifying stories of the murder, 
rape, suicide, physical and mental pain that hit the 
Dome. But Lester was grateful. He was glad not to be 
stuck in his house when the flood hit. He didn't have to 
choose who to save, as many did. Lester lost all of his 
possessions but kept his entire family with him, and 
that is all he needed. Lester helped us realize that 
having people you are willing to lose everything for 
is an amazing thing. 

I was most impressed with my fellow travelers. 
Everyone on our trip pushed himself to the limit. The 
work wasn't easy for the fittest among us. It wasn't just 
the physical labor but dealing with the mold and dust 
made it a challenge. While our friends took spring 
break to part}' or relax, the 26 of us decided to give of 
ourselves and really became a family by the end of the 
week. I saw such character and personalin' in each 
person. You get to know people much better and faster 
through this type of work, and it really makes you 
respect and connect with them. 

Many commented that they had never volunteered 
with a college professor, much less a college president. 
Dr. Schall proved his commitment not only to our 
school, but to our country. He is an exceptional, 
dedicated person, and going through this trip gave me a 
new respect for him and for Bev Hoffman, who organized 
and lead the trip. A thank you will never be enough. 

In a world fueled by commercialism, tragedies like this bring us 
back to reality. On Saturday I returned to my dorm room and 
looked around. I wasn't attached to my stuff anymore once I 
realized that I am blessed. I have family, friends and love, the 
most you can ask for. If Katrina did anything it made us appre- 
ciate each other. It made us realize that we are stronger than 
any storm and can overcome and unite together. 

As a team, we completed four houses and cleaned out another 
for a friend we made along the way. By the end of the week we 
were exhausted but thrilled by the work we had done. We went 
to New Orleans to make a difference and we accomplished that 
goal, but there's still so much to do. Help New Orleans and 
you will definitely be helping yourself Donating money is 
great; seeing the damage will change your life; helping the local 
economy will be a boost; a donation of your time is best for the 
cit)' and yourself. 

A second Oglethorpe group traveled to New Orleans May 15-21. 











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ten y ears of ;^rr at PIT 

By Kelly Robinson 

Ten years ago, Oglethorpe added a major that would creatively 
direct and change the lives of many students and alumni. The 
mission of the art department at OU is to provide academic and 
experiential opportunities and guidance for a diverse population 
of students in the arts career fields. The art department educates 
in the disciplines of art history and studio art and features both 
historical and aesthetic approaches to understanding art and a 
studio-oriented, hands-on approach. Professor and department 
chair Alan Loehle believes in an education that combines the 
basics of art with a personal, in-depth approach tailored to each 
student's individual needs. As the following profiles illustrate, 
majoring in art produces a wide variety of creative outcomes. 

Chip Evans '95 - Founder and Owner, Point 7 Design Studio 

"I had a lot of firsts at Oglethorpe," says Chip Evans, one of the 
first students to graduate with the new art major as well as the 
first class to play baseball in the college's newly reinstated 
baseball program after a 20-vear hiatus. 

Chip grew up in Savannah and Fayetteville, choosing 
Oglethorpe because of its proximity to his family and the fact 
that the university's new baseball program meant he had a good 
chance of playing all four years. "I'm an arty jock," says Chip, 
who continues to play on an "old man's weekend baseball team." 

Artistic in high school, he credits his mother for nurturing his 
creativity - he would draw and color for hours when he was 
sent to his room. But he didn't realize that creativity could 
become his career and initially he took a lot of business classes. 
He found his niche in an art appreciation class taught by 
then-professor Lloyd Nick, now director of the Oglethorpe 
University Museum of Art. 

Chip Evans '95 plans for a photo shoot with a colleague. 

Professor Alan Loehle instructs students in his printmaking class. 

"I decided then and there that I would do something I 
loved for the rest of my life, and at that point I took as 
many art classes as possible - drawing, anatomy, 
photography, sculpture and painting." When art 
became a recognized major his sophomore year, he 
jumped in with both feet. 

"Alan Loehle was fantastic, I loved going to his classes. 
He was good at articulating art theories and he was 
very supportive." 

After graduation a college roommate asked Chip if he 
wanted to work at his family-owned graphic design 
firm in Decatur. They were looking for an employee 
they could teach and trust, and Chip immediately 
accepted. For four and half years, he learned every 
aspect of the graphic design industry. 

Chip went on to start his own graphic design business. 
Point 7 Design Studio, the same week his daughter 
Jaden was born - more firsts. After a rough couple of 
years growing the business. Chip now employs a sales- 
person and hopes to soon move out of his home office. 
His client list, which includes Bare Escentuals, Georgia 
Tech Research Institute and the Georgia Department of 
Education, continues to grow. 

Running into Alan Loehle on a visit back to campus, 
Chip told him, "I can directly attribute my design 
success to the great foundation that was built in 
Oglethorpe's art department." 

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Bridget Cecchini Lerette '95 

University in New York 

A military kid who found Oglethorpe through literature 

in her guidance counselor's office at her high school in 

Florida, Bridget chose OU because of its Atlanta location 

and small size. 

A history and art double major, she was not sure at the 
time how she would combine the two into a career. She 
enjoyed her studio classes and said, "They taught me the 
basics behind how art works, and I was able to think 
creatively in a physical way - not thinking in an outline 
but freeform and organic." 

She took many classes from Alan Loehle and calls him "a 
great teacher with great enthusiasm - he encouraged me 
and all of my classmates to experience more than life on 
campus, he took us on drawing trips off campus and to 
art exhibitions - he wanted us to take advantage of all 
that Atlanta had to offer." 

Bridget Lerette '95 at work in the Avery Arcliitectural and Fine 
Arts Library at Columbia University. 

During her senior year Bridget interned at the Hirshhorn 
Museum and Sculpture Garden at the Smithsonian in 
Washington, D.C., and after graduation, received a full 
scholarship to Rice University in Houston where she 
earned her master's in art history. Her focus was 19th 
century American art, and she kept Atlanta ties with 
her thesis on "The Battle of Adanta Cyclorama Painting." 
Bridget married, and after graduating from Rice, started 
to rethink what she wanted. Through a series of 
informational interviews, she discovered art librarianship. 
Her husband, a design engineer, got a job that moved 
the couple to North Carolina, and Bridget applied and 

was accepted to the library school at UNC Chapel Hill - 
where she got a second master's in library science. While 
in school she also volunteered at the North Carolina 
Museum of Art and worked with UNC's Southern 
Historical Collection. 

A new opportunity moved the couple again, this time to 
New York, and Bridget got a job as an archivist at the 
Bronx County Historical Society. Two years ago, she 
began work at her current job in the drawing and 
archives department at the Avery Architectural and Fine 
Arts Library at Columbia University, the perfect union of 
her interests in one fulfilling career. 

Josh Gramling '99 finishes a medicai iiiustration in his studio. 

"I'm happy to indulge in things I'm interested in; you 
become a mini-expert on all different kinds of things. It 
has allowed me to combine my love of art with some- 
thing outside of the museum field. I am constantly learn- 
ing more about New York architecture and arts." 

Josh Gramling '99 - Medical Illustrator 
Living and working in Ft. Collins, Colorado, Josh is a 
long way from his hometown of Woodstock, Georgia, 
and the Oglethorpe campus that he came to love so well. 
Josh found his career direction early when interviewing 
for the Governor's Honors program in high school, "The 
interviewer asked me what I loved, and when I said 
science and art, he asked me if I'd heard of medical 
illustration. He explained what that was, and I was 
hooked." Josh began his research and chose Oglethorpe 
because of its Atlanta location and the art major. 

For the next four years he took every art class possible 
and almost enough biology classes to comprise a double 









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major. Josh also got to know Oglethorpe's faculty well, including 
Alan Loehle through his fiindamentals of art class. "The skills I 
learned in that class and others like it carry over into what I am 
currently doing - composition, technique and color theory. All 
of my coursework was based on getting me ready for today. 
Professor Loehle took the time to give me specific projects to 
help me in what I wanted to do. He crafted curriculum and 
projects showing line and form specific to mechanical illustration." 
This time and special attention worked to get Josh to his next 
step and beyond. 

After graduation, Josh was accepted to the Medical College of 
Georgia - one of only a few graduate programs in the country 
which offer medical illustration, where he was one of only eight 
students. During his time there, students got to sit in on surgeries 
with sketchbook in hand. He graduated with a degree in 
scientific and medical illustration. Another Oglethorpe alumnus. 
Nobles Green '03, graduated from the same program. 
Josh has worked at Visible Productions, a medical multimedia 
and 3-D animation studio based in Ft. Collins, for almost two 
years. He works with "visible human projects," where he uses 
the dataset from a cadaver and turns the information into an 
animated model. Clients for his company include doctors, 
hospitals, teachers, patients and lawyers. One animation project, 
showing how the human stomach works, from swallowing to 
digestion, was taped for airing on a future Oprah Winfrey show. 

"It's a small field, and I love it - Oglethorpe prepared me well 
for my career - and for my life." 

Angela Torchio '02 - Sotheby's Institute, Master's in 
Contemporary Art 

While attending Marietta High School, a friend gave Angela a 
book on Matisse and suggested she might get into the arts. 
Little did the friend know what a chain reaction that would 
cause. Choosing Oglethorpe allowed Angela to continue that 
interest and watch her talent and confidence grow. 

She crafted an independent major in art history and business 
and thought at the time that she might like to open an art 
gallery. "I found Professor Catherine Kelley's Modern Art class, 
and her lectures were amazing; everything she said was 
stimulating," said Angela. "And with Alan Loehle's Anatomy for 
the Artist class, I was completely obsessed." 

A trip to Italy after graduation to study art history and opera 
convinced Angela to continue her art history studies. She moved 
to New York after returning to the states and worked as the 
assistant to an independent curator before deciding she wanted 

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to continue her study of art history. Once she decided 
she was going to graduate school, she asked Dr. Jeffrey 
Collins and Loehle for advice and they recommended 
the Oxford program. 

She loved her Oxford experience, studying ancient art 
and conducting individual research. 

After Oxford, she found the Sotheby's master's program 
on the internet, applied and was accepted in 2005. In an 
email to Loehle in May 2005 she wrote, "I had my 
interview last week (at Sotheby's) and they told me that I 
was overqualified and the exact type of student they look 
for. So thank you. There is no way that I would be in 
such a great position if it were not for you and Professor 
Kelley and Dr. Collins . . . Thank you for all of your 
help and guidance over the years." 

At Sotheby's Angela is being trained to work in the field 
of contemporary art, giving many oral presentations, 
attending lectures at the famed auction house and even 
curating a hypothetical exhibition. She completes the 
program this October and looks forward to getting 
another master's or her doctorate. 

She says that it recently dawned on her that an OU 
education prepares students unlike any other school. "I 
wouldn't have been half as successful if I hadn't attended 
Oglethorpe; I think about things differendy than the 
general populace thinks about them." 

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facul ty p rofile 

Kendra King 

By Mark DeLong '03 

Dr. Kendra King, assistant professor of politics and 
assistant director of the Rich Foundation Urban 
Leadership Program, could install a revolving door in 
her office, as a steady stream of students move in and 
out during office hours. 

"I believe education, especially a liberal arts education, 
is a great equalizer," said King, who was born in 
Providence, Rhode Island, and attended Colby College 
in Maine. "The liberal arts tradition allows you to 
explore the possibilities. Growing up in the projects, 
education was a gateway for me. " 

This semester. King is teaching two special topics in 
politics courses: Moral and Political Leadership and 
From Montgomery to Memphis -The Political 
Evolution of Martin L. ICing, Jr. 

One student told her that reading Martin Luther King, 
Jr.'s biography changed her life. "And that's what this 
profession is all about," King said. Her other courses this 
spring are State and Local Government and The Politics 
of Hip Hop for University College. 

While in college, King was active in student government, 
she wrote and acted in a one-act play, and she worked in 
the cultural affairs office. Working with the dean, she 
organized a trip to Atlanta's King Center. "I felt like it 
was an opportunity to get to know Dr. King and his 
legacy of nonviolence up close and personal," she said. 
"The trip was a life-changing experience as I did get to 
experience Dr. ICing through Mrs. Coretta Scott King 
and Elder Bernice A. King daily in the opening and 
closing sessions." 

King spoke at her 1 994 Colby graduation, sharing the 
podium with George H. W. Bush. "I shared with my 
moral and political leadership class that one of my 
biggest mistakes was not recognizing the president in my 
speech. He acknowledged me, but I never recognized his 
presence," she said. 

After Colby, King went on to earn her doctorate from 
Ohio State University. She began her teaching career at 
the University of Georgia, but came to Oglethorpe in 
support of the liberal arts experience. 

"The Oglethorpe difference is the opportunity to invest 
more in the teaching process, to focus on each student," 
she said. "Because of the intimate classroom setting, you 
get to know each student's strengths and weaknesses and 
help them master their skills. That's a wonderful 
experience. You know the change is instilled in students." 

Outside of the classroom. King is working on a politics 
textbook, to be released for fall 2007. Beginning a series 
on minorin,' politics by Polity Press, the book will be the 
first African-American politics text with chapters on the 
influence of hip hop and mega-churches. 

Through her writing and her teaching. King lives by a 
quote displayed prominently in her office: "Be the 
change you seek." At the end of March, King joined 20 
students in the National Sleep Out in Atlanta's 
Centennial Park to raise awareness for America's poor 
and homeless citizens. The event is just one example of 
how King is working for change in society and in the 
mind of everv student she reaches. 

reading room 

Two alumni share Louisiana roots 

By Jerry Portwood '99 

Driving through southern Louisiana, it's nearly impossible 
to miss the swamps from which the cities, town and 
roads seem to somehow emerge. Fortunately, such 
mysterious locales have also produced a long line of 
curious, intelligent individuals that have left the soggy 
land of their home to tell their tales. 

Two recent Oglethorpe alums who hail from Louisiana, 
Anthony Wilson '97 and Jeanee Ledoux '99, have both 
produced books that reveal their attachment to their 
Southern pasts. 

After graduating from Oglethorpe, Wilson attended 
Vanderbilt University where he got his doctorate in 
English. His book Shadow and Shelter: The Swamp in 
Southern Culture (published January 2006 by the 
University Press of Mississippi) grew out of his dissertation 

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work as well as being influenced by his growing up in 
Louisiana from age 1 1 . 

"Really, experiencing Louisiana culture got me interested 
in swamps as places of cultural importance. On the other 
hand, I think comic books and bad horror movies got 
me interested in swamps as creepy, evil places," said 
Wilson via email. "My book tries to reconcile the two!" 

Wilson claims the book is primarily aimed at a scholarly 
audience. However, its subject matter - the cultural history 

of Southern swamps from the colonial era to the present 
through the lens of literary works as well as pop culture 
artifacts - has a broader appeal to anyone interested in 
how the swamps "transformed, in the Southern 
imagination, from the enemies of Southern culture to its 
precious, fragile remnants." 

Wilson, who married Jeanette Randall '97 in 2001, now 
lives in LaGrange, Georgia, with their newborn son and 
teaches English at LaGrange College. 

At first glance Ledoux's book seems to have erased any 
sign of her upbringing in Opelousas, Louisiana, since it 
focuses on young, hip do-it-yourselfers on a budget but, 
not only did the book begin as an idea while she was a 
student at Oglethorpe, it also retains an eclectic, 
flamboyant passion for arts and craft that feels entirely 
at home with a quilting circle or the fashion set. 

Abode d la Mode was published in December 2005 and 
has steadily risen in the ratings at Ledoux 
is currently working on ideas for a second DIY book for 
which she's already begun to design and experiment. 

While working at The Stormy Petrel newspaper in the late 
90s, LedoiDC suggested decorating a student's on-campus 
residence for $100. A contest was concocted, and Mona 
Jain 01 received a room makeover with flea market finds 
and the help of Ledoux's trust)' glue gun. 

"The seed for the book has been there tor a long time, " 
says Ledoux. "It was really fun and good for me to finally 
incorporate the visual part of me. I didn't nurture that 
part of myself while I [studied literature] at Oglethorpe. ' 

After graduating with a degree in English, she worked for 
a time at Storey Books - a publisher of how-to books - 
in Williamstown, Massachusetts, before returning to 
Atlanta and starting her own copyediting company. She 
continues to copyedit for publishers out of her home in 
Decatur, where many of her ideas for the book now 
decorate her home. 

For a time she found it difficult to reconcile her 
analytical English major training with her crafty side. 
"But I like to make things," she says. "I had urges to do 
things like this while at OU but it seemed to distract me 
from the time needed to write a paper." 

Luckily, she now has a life that marries her two passions 
— writing and creating — into one. 

jerry Portwood '99 was named Managing Editor of New 
York Press in April. His email address is 

Alumni Authors 

A partial listing of bool(s published by alumni authors 

Donna Adair Breauit '5S - Experiencing Dewey: Insights for 
the Classroom (2005) 

Chad Foster '96 - How Firm a Foundation: A Handbook on the 
Historical Reliability of the New Testament and the 
Resurrection (2004) and So That You May Believe: The 
Apologetic Nature of John's Gospel (2005) 

Or John T. Goldthwait '41 -A Pleasant Fiction (2003), 
Reasons for Andy (2003), Values: What They Are & How We 
Know Them (1996) 

Shahara Henley-Ruth '02 - From the Poet to the People 

Mil<e Higgins '74 - Action in the South Atlantic (2000) 

Use Shade Pace 'S7- Working Virtually: Challenges of Virtual 
Teams (2005) 

Cheryl Ritzel '91 - Runner's High: A Paul Grey Murder 
Mystery (2005) and Beginner's Luck: A Paul Grey Murder 
Mystery (2003) 

donor profile 

Tim Tassopoulos '81 

By Mark DeLong '03 

"I could be involved on campus long after I retire and 
still feel like I wont be able to pay back the Oglethorpe 
community for all that it's done for me." 

That's Tim Tassopoulos '81, explaining his heavy 
involvement at Oglethorpe 25 years after graduating 
siunma cum laude. While earning his bachelor's in political 
science and history, Tassopoulos was a member of the 
Politics and Pre-Law Association, Alpha Chi, Phi Alpha 
Theta, Omicron Delta Kappa, various intramural teams 
and The Stormy Petrel. 

"First and foremost, my time at Oglethorpe gave me not 
only relationships that'll last a lifetime, but also experiences 
and insights. It helped give me confidence to take on 
future roles outside of Oglethorpe, " said the senior vice 
president of operations at Chick-fil-A. "Beyond that, it's 
consistent with what is most important in my life, which 
is helping fumre leaders get involved in their communities. " 

Tassopoulos, who has served Oglethorpe as president of 
the national alumni association, a member of the 
President's Advisory Council and, since 1998, a member 
of Oglethorpe's Board of Trustees, is also an active 
member of his community. He serves on the Board of 
Advisors for the McDonough School of Business at 
Georgetown University, where he earned an M.B.A. in 
1983, the board of the Atlanta Area Council of Boy 
Scouts, the Board of Visitors for Hellenic College Holy 
Cross Seminary in Massachusetts and the parish council 
of Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in 

"Any involvement I've had [at Oglethorpe] has not just 
been rewarding, but it's been a lot of fun," he said. 
"People give of their time, talent and financial resources 
because Oglethorpe's got a clear vision that I have 
confidence will be fulfilled, and I think that's why people 
are so excited about being part of it at this point. " 
"It's evident to me that Oglethorpe is a hot school," he 
said. "There's buzz about Oglethorpe in the Atlanta 

community and beyond. It's in high demand, as 
evidenced by applications going through the roof We've 
got some real momentum in terms of athletics, if you 
look at what happened this year with women's basketball, 
the golf teams, the growth of the soccer program and the 
sports facilities. Another key is the facilities improvement: 
new dorms, landscaping, the renovations to Hearst and 
the Academic Quad. And most importantly, there's ter- 
rific leadership. Larry Schall's pulling the vision together 
and he's going to lead us into the next level." 

Tassopoulos stated a few years back that Oglethorpe can 
be the number one liberal arts college in the Southeast. 
"There's no question to me that it basically comes down 
to the outcomes, which is the students who graduate. I'm 
well aware of the promises that we make, and I think 
they hold true. Oglethorpe graduates become community 
leaders who think well, communicate well, make a 
significant contribution to the businesses and communities 
they are a part of and truly make a life, make a living 
and make a difference." 

With the support of Tassopoulos and alumni and 
friends such as him, Oglethorpe will make great strides 
in the coming years and continue to become more 
widely recognized as the top liberal arts university in 
the Southeast. 

alumni association presidents letter 

Dear Fellow Alumni: 

I cannot begin to tell vou how much fun I am having in 
my role as the president of our alumni association. In 
addition to visiting with old friends and making new 
ones, I am experiencing anew what made me grow to 
love Oglethorpe more than 1 8 years ago. 

The last few months in particular have presented many 
opportunities for alumni to reconnect with the school 
and each other. At the end of March, many of you 
returned to campus as we celebrated a fun-filled alumni 
weekend. In April, numerous alumni also took part in 
events celebrating the inauguration of President Larry 

If you have been connected with the university' lately, 
you alread}' know that your alma mater is on an incredible 
upswing as President Schall is providing amazing leader- 
ship and vision. The students are energized, the faculty is 
brimming with optimism, and the university is soaring 
to new heights (so much so that groundbreaking for 
another new residence hall will begin this summer). 

As alumni, we need to catch the wave and do everything 
we can to support the successful ride. 

One important way we can do that is through our giving. 
Oglethorpe is rich in history and tradition, but we are not 
rich in the more traditional sense of the word. To continue 
operating, the school telies on financial support from its 
alumni and friends, which in turn influences major gifts 
from foundations to build infrastructure. When reviewing 
the university's requests, the foundations look closely at 
the percentage of alumni who give to the school. By 
contributing financially (no matter what the amount), 
you can make the alumni participation number a strength 
rather than a weakness when Oglethorpe is seeking 
critical foundation gifts. 

As you read this, the university's annual fundraising 
campaign (the Oglethorpe Fund) is in its fmal push as 
the school's fiscal year ends June 30. During your time 
on campus, Oglethorpe made an investment in your life. 
Please participate in the continued success of the univer- 
sity by making a return investment and pledging your 
financial support right now by contacting Sam Graddy 
(, 404-364-8529). Again, your 
participation is more important than the amount you 
can give. 

As always, the alumni association welcomes your 
involvement. If interested in learning more, contact me 
(, 404-240-4259) or Barb 
Bessmer Henry '85, Director of Alumni Relations 
(, 404-364-8443) . 

In closing, please send your current email address to The university will not flood 
you with emails; however, there is some vital 
communication that goes out to alumni via email only. 
If the school does not have your email address, you are 
missing out on exciting news and oppottunities. 

Joe Shelton '91 

National Alumni Association President 

class notes 

Future Freshmen 

Donna Adair Breault '88 and her 
husband Rick announce the birth of 
their daughter, Niamh Clare, who 
was born Aug. 23, 2005, at DeKalb 
Medical Center. She weighed 7 
pounds, 8 ounces and measured 19 
inches long. Audrey (born July 21, 
2004) is very proud of her little 
sister. Donna and Rick are also 
happy to announce the publication of their first edited 
book. Experiencing Dewey: Insights for the Classroom 
published this year by Kappa Delta Pi. 

Scott McKelvey '91 and his wile 
Kelly had a baby boy on Sept. 15, 
2005. Adam Hawkins weighed 8 
poimds, 9 ounces and measured 22 
inches long. 

Alan Gibson '95 and Teri 
Butler Gibson '95 announce 
the birth of their second 
child, Braden James. He was 
•^ born on Aug. 26, 2005, and 
"'fsf'f^^S weighed in at 8 pounds and 
14 ounces. He joins big sister 
Ellie Ruth, who is two years old. The Gibsons live in 
Marietta, Georgia, where Teri is a stay-at-home mom 
and freelance graphic designer, and Alan is an attorney. 

Emily Gurley '96 and husband Eric 
Adams announce the birth of their 
son Odin on June 18, 2005. They 
are currently residing in Dhaka, 

lennifer Fowler Stafford '96 and 
Michael Stafford proudly announce 
the birth of their first son. Cole 
Robert, on Sept. 29, 2005. 

Anthony Wilson '97 and 
Jeannette Randall Wilson '97 
announce the birth of their 
son, Lucas Cameron. He 
was born on Dec. 5, 2005, 
weighing in at 6 pounds, 4 
ounces and measured 19.25 
inches long. 

Kelly Holland Vrtis '97 and 
husband Matt were tickled pink to 
welcome daughter Amelia Caroline 
on Aug. 3, 2005. Kelly celebrated 
10 years with The Container Store 
last year and was recently promoted 
to marketing communications 
manager at the company's home 
office in Dallas, Texas. She oversees and produces all of 
the advertising and marketing communications, 
including catalogs, web site, corporate communications 
and training materials. 

Matthew Flinn '98 and Amy Myers Flinn '00 announce 
the arrival of their son Andrew Michael Talmage Flinn. 
Andrew was born on March 2, 2006, in Seattle. He 
weighed 8 pounds and measured 20.25 inches long. 

Russell Lind '98 and wife Jodi 
announce the arrival of Allison 
Sarah born May 29, 2005. She 
9^ weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and 
measured 19.5 inches long. 

Everyone is all smiles! 

Kevin Woolf '00 and wife Amy 
announce the birth of their first 
child, Anna Elizabeth. Anna Beth 
arrived on Christmas Day. Mom 
and baby are doing well. 


Glenda Herd Jones '68 was married on Feb. 1 , 2006, 
to Larr)' Holmes, in Jamaica. The couple will reside in 
Gumming, Georgia. 

Jennifer Sisco '96 married Mark Pekosz on Nov. 5, 2005, 
at Our Lady of the Holy Angels Church in Little Falls, 
New Jersey. Jen's father, a deacon, performed the 
ceremony. David Gheung '96 served as an usher. After a 
honeymoon in Guracao, Jen and Mark are back at work 
at Linden (N.J.) High School where Mark teaches 
biolog)' and Jen teaches English. 

Heidi Blackwell '99 and Ilya Lavrik 
were married on Dec. 30, 2005, at 
7 Stages Theatre in Atlanta. The 
ceremonv was performed bv 
Oglethorpe alum (and Heidi's best 
friend) Katherine Grififm '96. Many 
other Oglethorpe alumni were also 
in artendance. 

Lindsay Burgoon '00 and Jay 
Matthews '99 were married on Aug. 
20, 2005, surrounded by friends 
and family in Atlanta. The wedding 
part}' included Oglethorpe alumni: 
maid of honor Gourtney King '99; 
best men Jesse Peters '0 1 and Bryan 
Wright 01. Alumni in attendance 
were Brandon King '00, Leigh 
Lawless '00, Jeremy Beaird '98, Sha 

Nateghi '04, Rob Fearon '95 and Michael Reeves '99. 

The Matthews now live in Portland, Oregon, where 

Lindsay has entered a master's program for Oriental 


Austin Markiewicz '0 1 married Erin McMurray on Aug. 
6, 2005, at Sacred Heart Gatholic Ghurch in Tampa, 
Florida. The wedding part)' included Oglethorpe alumni 
Colin Pajot '01, Matt Mills '01 and Christian Blonshine 
'01. The couple now lives in Tampa. 

Jonathan Turlev '02 married 
Margreet Arnold. Jonathan is 
currently living in Kuwait, working 
in the political section of the U.S. 

Kimberly Vax '03 and Christopher 
Summers 03 were married on June 
25, 2005. Chris currently works as 
the assistant director of admissions 
at Oglethorpe, and Kimberly is 
taking classes toward enrollment in 
the MAT program at Oglethorpe. 

Christina Vinluan '04 married 
Sandeep Heda on July 9, 2005, at 
Saint Catherine of Siena in 
Kennesaw, Georgia. Christina's 
bridal part)' included Oglethorpe 
alimini: Mu-Hung Fang '05, 
Dar'Shun Kendrick 04, Joy Evans 
'02, Shaniece Broadus Criss '02 

and Paula Tecklenburg '04. The couple now lives in 

Philadelphia. Christina is an auditor at 

PricewaterhouseCoopers and Sandeep works at Bain & 

Co., while attending the Wharton School at the 

Universit)' of Pennsylvania. 

riass notes 

Alumni Updates 

Thomas Munro Hunrer '43 is living in Elmhurst, 
Illinois, and is a retired vice president ot Business Forms 
Co. In addition to receiving his degree from Oglethorpe, 
he also was in the U.S. Infantry, Illinois National Guard 
and completed his J.D. from Loyola University in 
Chicago. Thomas has three children: Thomas W. Jr., 
Erica Hunrer McKoane 75 (Illinois) and Sarah Hunter 
Coniey '85 (Massachusetts). 

Favorite memory: Thomas says that Oglethorpe gave 
him an opportunity to complete his college education 
that was not available to the majority of people. WWII 
disrupted his contacts so there has always been a gap in 
their relationships, what might have been! 

Joe Soldati '61, Tony Parades '61 
and Mark Weinberg '61 met in 
Seattle this March for their own 
class reunion. While visiting 
some of Seartle's well-known 
marinas and the Chittenden 
Locks, they discussed their lives, families, age-related 
changes and more. It was a great day filled with com- 
ments like, "Do you remember" and "How is he/she 
doing now?" For the casual observer it must have been 
like trying to foUow a very fast game of ping-pong as 
chatter bounced around the table. 

Betty (B-J) Rutland Stapleford '64 received her Doctor 
of Ministry degree from the Claremont School of 
Theology in Claremont, California, in May 2005. She is 
beginning her eighth year of ministry with the Conejo 
Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Thousand 
Oaks, California, and invites fellow classmates to visit 
her and her husband Tom in sunny southern California. 

Lila McGahee Adair '67 has been elected as the national 
vice president of the American Association of Physics 
Teachers. She will serve a four-year term, one year each 
as vice president, president-elect, president and past 
president. Lila retired from 35 years of teaching in 2002 
and is employed as a science methods instructor and 
student teaching supervisor at Piedmont College in 
Athens, Georgia. 


Russell "Rusty" Mabrey '87 is an assistant district 
attorney in Savannah, Georgia. His wife, [ennifer Perry 
Mabrey '87, is employed as a physical therapist for St. 
Joseph Hospital in Savannah. They have two children: 
Jacob-Taylor (8 years old) and Zoe (6 years old). 

Lise Shade Pace '87 co-authored a business book entitled 
Working Virtually: Challenges of Virtual Teams. The 
business-oriented book "provides an in-depth, practical 
perspective on the growing dependence on virtual teams 
and how to best exploit them." The book is published by 
CyberTech Publishing, an imprint of Idea Group Inc. 

Dr. Chris Henderson '91 works as 
a senior research scientist in the 
department of infectious disease at 
the University of Georgia. siRNA 
technology is the department's 
current strategy for developing 
vaccine candidates for treatment 
against viral pathogens. Their 
collaborations include government 
laboratories, such as the Centers for 
Disease Control, as well as private 
companies leading the field in 
biotechnology. Her husband, Barry 

Packtor, is a mortgage banker with Country Wide. They 

have two dogs and two horses. 

Paula Maddox '91 is living in 
Roswell, Georgia, and her daughter, 
Kira-Marie Carr, just completed her 
freshman year at Oglethorpe. 


Lori Calupca '92 teaches 8th grade physical science at 
Wesleyan School and coaches the middle school cross 
country and track teams. In addition, Lori is involved 
with Wesleyan's mission trips and chaperoned a middle 
school mission trip to Wise, Virginia, over spring break. 

lefFerv Whitney '92 became a senior partner of Perinatal 
Law Group, PLLC, a law firm in Washington, D.C., in 
October 2005. PLG represents the families of children 
suffering from birth injuries resulting from medical 

Myers Brown '93 recently joined the staff of the 
Tennessee State Museum as curator of history and 
extension services. Myers received his master's in museum 
studies from Middle Tennessee State University and pre- 
viously worked for the Atlanta History Center and the 
Alabama Historical Commission. Myers serves on the 
Board of Governors of the Company of Military 
Historians and on the military history committee of the 
American Association of State and Local History. He and 
his wife Angie recently had their first child. 

Chris McDuffie '94 was licensed as an associate 
professional counselor (LAPC) with the state of Georgia 
in September of 2005. 

Jane Perkins '96 is teaching 1st grade at Tower Street 
School in Westerly, Rhode Island, and is also a volunteer 
firefighter at two departments in the communit)'. Jane is 
the Captain of the Watch Hill Fire Department in 
Westerly and a Training Officer at the Dunn's Corners 
Fire Department in Westerly. 

Stephanie Giles Howard '97 was discovered in the sum- 
mer of 2005, by her 24-year-old half-Hungarian half- 
brother, Travis Nagy, who is completing law school at 
University of South Carolina. He plays the saxophone, 
fiddle, harmonica, piano and guitar all by ear. They have 
many things in common: German-looking facial bone 
structure, love for mackerel sushi and a thing for 

Dave Leach '97 has been a contractor for MATRIX 
Resources on assignment to BellSouth for a little over a 
year. He works on a software development team that 
publishes a utility called QuoteExpert. This is the tool 
that the BellSouth sales force uses to generate quotes for 
business communication products. Dave works with 
some of the best programmers in the region and gets to 
drive by campus every day! Dave, wife September and 
their three cats recently moved to Peachtree Corners. 

Kim Phillips Sasso '98 has been named to the position 
of marketing and communications manager for CTR 
Group, a national professional staffing firm. In this 
capacity Kim will guide development of comprehensive 
branding and markedng strategies relating to the company's 
geographic expansion and cultivation of the finance and 
manufacturing industries. Kim and husband Nick 
continue to build their successful restaurant business, 
Nick's Pizza Stop ( 
Kim also maintains a community website, 

.Aimee Thrasher-Hanson '98 completed her Master of 
Library Science degree in December 2005 from Queens 
College. Her family has recendy relocated to the wonderful 
city of Philadelphia, where she will start her new career 
as an adult/young adult librarian with the Free Library of 
Philadelphia. If anyone is visiting the Philly area, feel free 
to contact her! 

Mariruth Leftwich '99 has begun her doctorate program 
at the University of London's Institute of Education. Her 
research, based in the school of arts and humanities, 
focuses on the development of online museum resources 
for use in the history classroom. 

Leigh Lawless '00 currently 
resides in Savannah, Georgia, 
and is pursuing graduate studies 
in public administration at 
Georgia Southern University in 
Statesboro, Georgia. After 
completing her degree, Leigh will pursue a career in 
nonprofit management and fundraising. Leigh works as 
a server and spends her free time potty training her new 
baby, Lucy, a bi-eyed Siberian Husky rescued from the 
pound and trying to help her get along with her fat cat Hairy. 

Penelope Anderson '01 has moved back to Atlanta and 
is working with the Girl Scout Council of Northwest 
Georgia as the campaign manager for corporate and 
foundation giving. 





Shaniece Broadus Criss '02 graduated with her Master of 
Public Health from the Rollins School of Public Health 
at Emory University in Atlanta. She has been working at 
a public health consulting company, ORC Macro, in Adanta. 

rlass notes 

Jorjanne Zorn Paulk '01 is currently a stay-at-home 
mother of a rwo-year-old son, Seth. The nature of her 
work includes diapers, filling sippy cups and lots of hugs! 

Angie Baldwin Roda '0 1 and husband Tim recently 
moved back to their hometown of Tampa, Florida. 
Angie started her own web and print production 
company, and Tim is now working for Bracken 
Engineering as a project engineer. 

Daniel Sobczak '01 left Home Depot in July to 
pursue a full-time career in education. He is currently 
pursuing his master's in education at Georgia State 
University in the social studies TEEMS program. He 
also began teaching full time at the GIVE Center, 
Gwinnett County's alternative school, at the end of 
August. He still resides in the Snellville area. 

Shahara Ruth '02 presented a reading of her latest 
play "Two Kinds of "Women" on Dec. 30, 2005, at 
the Paramount Coffee Shop in Tucker, Georgia. The 
reading investigated the age-old stereotype of two 
kinds of women, how these women are viewed and 
how men view them. The theme of the evening was 
"Bringing Back Balance in Relationships. ' 

Daniel Torrenti 02 and Leah Patrick Torrenti '01 
celebrated their 2nd wedding anniversary in July 
2005. Many Oglethorpe alumni were part of the 
wedding including the majority of the cast from "It's 
a Wonderful Petrel" produced in '00. Leah is currently 
teaching Spanish and coaching tennis, cross country 
and basketball at Lafayette High School in Georgia. 
Daniel is teaching government and coaching baseball 
at Ridgeland High School in Georgia. Daniel has just 
recently started graduate school for an educational 
leadership degree at Kennesaw State University. 

Mona (Katye) Watkins '02 is now the senior 
coordinator of vendor management at Cingular 
Wireless in Atlanta. 

Gabriel Dean '03 wrote "Rififed," a play produced 
last fall by Actor's Express as part of their Dark Night 
Series. It won a grant from the City of Atlanta's 
Bureau of Cultural Affairs. 

Brevely Mack '03 lost her daughter, Vanesa Ingram, on April 
27, 2005. Vanesa was a beautiful, talented, loving and 
wonderful daughter. She was 33 years old at the time of her 
death with a great future. She was Brevely's youngest daughter 
and the first to finish college (University of Alabama at 
Birmingham). Vanesa encouraged Brevely to go back to school 
to earn her degree in 2003. Brevely's heart is broken and her 
loss is great. 

JoAnn Tippett '04 is working as a preschool teacher at St. 
James Preschool and also serves as the afterschool program 
director for children with special needs at the Heart of Hope 
Academy in Atlanta. 

Ashley Wolf '04 Ashley Wolf '04 
is creating her first full-length LP 
with Scobra/Dreamtime Records 

IJ»- ^wf^'' in Los Angeles. Her first album 

jt^ vmSU^Ur^Ui was sung, co-produced and 
L t ^^BB I lyrically written by Ashley. In 
f I j^|H i| October, Ashley appeared on a 
late morning national cable 
television show called Brunch on QTN. She performed 
a single from her upcoming album. 

Cat Lawler '05 is attending the University of Georgia School 
of Law in Athens, Georgia. She is having fun there, despite 
the hard work. She misses the Oglethorpe community and 
would love to hear from you if you are in the Athens area. 

Rachel Lehr 04 has recently taken a position with General 
Dynamics and moved to the Washington, D.C., area. She is 
working as an analyst in the network systems division 
supporting the Department of Homeland Security. 

Carlissa Carson '05 is currently in Lansing, Michigan, 
attending law school. She plans on pursuing a career in 
criminal law. Additionally, she is a military intelligence 
officer in the Army. 

ss notes 

In Memoriam 

Oglethorpe expresses its deepest sympathy to the loved ones 
of the following alumni and friends of the university who 
have died: 

Elizabeth Patterson Byram '28 on Jan. 12, 2004 
Grace Woolford Draper '34 on May 1, 1999 
Helen Bivings Crawford '35 on Dec. 20, 2005 
Clyde L. Wright, Sr. '35 on Aug. 12, 2004 
Aranna M. Watson '36 

Martha Carmichael Dew '37 on Aug. 23, 2005 
Douglas H. Thompson '37 on Dec. 5, 2005 
Avery Anderson Graves '38 on Dec. 20, 2005 
John M. Gown '41 in Jan. 1998 
George Leonard Hill '41 on Feb. 26, 1991 
Anne Sheridan Pinson '41 on Nov. 19, 2005 
Violet Moore Poulos '41 on Feb. 14, 2006 
Alma Shaw Ward '41 on Feb. 6, 2004 
Lt. Colonel Charles Ross Wyrosdick '41 
Alice Bragg Geiger '42 on Feb. 14, 2006 
Harold Monroe Humber '42 on July 29, 2005 
William Maxwell Gaston '43 on Aug. 11, 2005 
Esther Laree Milam Harbin '44 on Sept. 3, 2004 
William Joseph Hooks '44 on Dec. 2, 1997 
Beverly Bechtel Thompson '51 on Dec. 13, 2005 
Frances Carroll George '52 

Estelle Underwood Howington '53 on Jan. 27, 2006 

Rev. William Watts (Bill) Satterwhite '53 on Aug. 17, 2005 

Frank Whitfield Laird Terhune Jr. '53 on Jan. 9, 2006 

Margaret (Carol) Davis McCann '54 in 2005 

Trustee Clare Findley Magbee '56 on Nov. 28, 2005 

Patterson Nail Mitchell '56 on Dec. 6, 2005 

James Carl Scoggins '56 on Dec. 4, 2000 

Betty Jones Wiley '56 on Aug. 10, 2005 

Annie Stephens Meek '57 on Feb. 10, 2006 

Peggy Green Simpson '58 on Nov. 1, 2005 

Connie Thiery Hale '59 on June 12, 2003 

Thomas Joseph Dallinger "65 in Feb. 2006 

Charles R. Farrell '67 on Sept. 6, 2005 

Patricia Ann Hartridge '69 on Sept. 6, 2005 

Daniel Patrick Collins '73 on Sept. 30, 2005 

Kay Penn Martin '75 on Jan. 22, 2006 

Wesley N. McFarland '79 on Aug. 18, 2004 

Patricia Fowler Waite '83 

Kevin Thomas Bradley '87 on Jan. 24, 2006 

Vera Clark Ray '99 on Oct. 23, 2005 

Ramona Sutton Lathbury '05 on Aug. 10, 2005 

Sandra C. Banderas '06 on March 25, 2006 

Samuel Joseph George on Aug. 1 5, 2005 

Lois "Skippy" Milstead Goodwin on Dec. 1 1, 2005 







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Alumni Weekend 

Over 550 alumni, family and friends returned to campus at the end of March to 
celebrate their years at Oglethorpe and reconnect with friends, professors, coaches 
and stafR Many groups held separate reunions, including new Golden Petrels in 
the class of 1956, the classes of 1961, 1966, 1991, 1996 and 2001. Young 
Alumni (classes of 1995-2005), ODK, SAE, baseball and tennis alumni also 
gathered during the weekend. Interim provost and retired Callaway Professor of 
Economics William Shropshire was in attendance, pictured at left speaking with 
AUie Brubaker and Cleve Hill '01. Additional photos are available at (keyword: alumni weekend). 


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