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pilJC* UNIQUE COURSE FIGHTS 
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ALUMNI WEEKI 



OL. 6, NO. 2) 



.loseh-n Butler Baker '91 
Ellen Heckler O'Herlihy '82 
Jennifer Fairchild Pierce '92 
Da\'id Ross '93 
EricSchai-fF'63 
\^\ian Gray Trabue '65 

DESIGN 

Jenifer Cooper 
Cooperit'orks. Inc. 

PHOTOGRAPHERS 

Mark DeLong '03 
Jennifer Hofstetter '06 
Rob Kurtycz 
Bisell McWiUiams '06 
Laura Moon "02 
Elizabeth Pittman 
Jody Stephenson '03 

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS 

Maria Osti '10 
Elizabeth Pittman 
Adam C, Toralm '09 
Hoyt Young 



BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2007 - 2008 

Mrs. Belle Turner L\Tich '61. Chair 
Mr. Jack Guj-nn 'OS (H). Vice Chair 
Mr. Harald R. Hansen, Treasurer 
Mr. Norman P. Findley, III, Secretary 

Mr. G. Douglass Alexander '68 

Mrs. Yettj- L. Ai-p '68 

Mr. Robert E. Bowden '66 

Mrs. Martha Laird Bowen '61 

Mr. M. John Breton, III '97 

Mr. Mihon C. Clipper 

Mr. William A. Emerson 

Mr. Kevin D. Fitzpatrick, Jr '78 

Mr. David C. Garrett, III 

Mr. J. Lewis Glenn '71 

Dr. Joel Goldberg '00 (H) 

Mr. James J. Hagelow '69 

Mr. James V. Hartlage, Jr. '65 

Ml-. J. Cleve Hill '01 

Ms. "Veronica M. Holmes '02 

Mr. Tad M. Hutcheson 

Dr. Kemieth K. Hutchinson '78 

Mr. "Warren Y. Jobe 

Dr. Charles B. Knapp 

Mr. RogerA. Litteir6S 

Mr. William T. MuUally '03 

Mr. Bob T. Nance '63 

Mr. R. D. Odom, Jr. 

Mr. Cemal Ahmet Ozgorkey '84 

Ms. Anita Stephenson Patterson '97 

Mr. Robert E. Reiser, Jr. 

Mrs. Laura Turner Seydel '86 

Mr. Arnold B. Sidman 

Ms. Susan M. Soper '69 

Mr, Timothy P. Tassopoulos '81 

Ms. Trishanda Treadwell '96, Esq. 

Dr. Pamela Tremajiie 

Dr. G. Gilman Watson '68 

Mr Ravmond S. Willoch 



TRUSTEE EMERITI 

Mr. Franklin L. Burke '66 
Mr. Kenneth S. Chestnut 
Mr. William Goodell 
Mr. George E. Goodwin 
Mr. C. Edward Hansell 
Mr. Ai-thur Howell 
Mr. X Smith Lanier 
Mr. James P. McLain 
Mr. Jolin X Scalley 
Mr. O.K. Sheffield, Jr. '53 

Carillon is published semiannually 
for almnni 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 LTniversit)- makes no 
distinction in its admission policies 
or procedures on grounds of age, 
race, gender, reli^ous behef, color, 
sexual orientation, national origin 
or disability. 



ON THE COVER 

Anna Findley '09 takes the ball 
to the net during the NCAA Dili 
Final Four in Holland, Michigan. 
(Photo by Rob Kurtycz) 



SUBMISSIONS 

UusoUcited articles and photographs 
(5x7 or larger) are welcomed for 
possible inclusion in future editions. 
Please note that submitted materials 
will not be I'etumed. Submission 
does not guarantee publication as 
editors retain editorial rights. 



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WRITE TO US! 

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future issue of Carillon? We would 
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editor at carillon (S oglethorpe.edu 
or Carillon, Oglethorpe Uni\-ersit\; 
4484 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, 
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BY Lawrence M Schall ONE OF THE WORDS HEARD OFTEN ON CAMPUS THESE 

DAYS IS ENGAGEMENT. NO, OUR STUDENTS ARE NOT LINING 
UP TO MARRY TO EACH OTHER, AT LEAST NOT MORE THAN AT ANY 
OTHER TIME IN OGLETHORPE'S HISTORY. INSTEAD, THEY, ALONG 
WITH OUR FACULTY, STAFF AND ALUMNI ARE DEEPLY ENGAGED WITH 
SO AAANY MEANINGFUL ACTIVITIES, ON AND OFF CAMPUS. IT'S 
HARD TO KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN. HOW ABOUT OUR WOMEN'S 
BASKETBALL TEAM WITH NO STARTER CLOSE TO SIX FEET TALL, REACH- 
ING THE FINAL FOUR? THE FINAL ESPN/USA TODAY POLL RANKS THE 
STORMY PETRELS SIXTH IN THE NATION. THESE YOUNG WOMEN ARE 
CLEARLY DEDICATED TO THEIR SPORT, BUT YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW 
HOW ENGAGED THE TEAM IS WITH LIFE OFF THE COURT, SERVING 
AS BIG SISTERS TO AN ENTIRE SIXTH GRADE C^SS AT DREW CHARTER 
SCHOOL IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN ATLANTA AND HOLDING A 
COLLECTIVE GPA HIGHER THAN OUR STUDENT BODY. 



OGLETHORPE UNIVERSITY 



Dr. Peter Kower has engaged hundreds 
of students and visitors over the course of 
the spring every Thursday afternoon in 
his microfinance class. Dr. Kower, along 
with a team of Atlanta-based microfinance 
entrepreneurs led by businessman, phi- 
lanthropist and founder of the Gray Ghost 
Microfinance Fund Robert Pattillo, offered 
what is certainly the finest undergraduate 
course in the country on this subject. The 
capstone of the seminar called for student 
teams to make real-life proposals for a 
microfinance project in a country of their 
choice, and thanks to Mr. Pattillo, the winners 
actually were given $2,000 to invest. 

Our alumnus Donald Rubin '56 is one of 
the most engaging people you will ever 
meet. Thanks to Don and the Donald and 
Shelley Rubin Foundation, Oglethorpe and 
the Rubin Museum of Art in New York 
have collaborated to open the first-ever 
branch gallery of the Rubin Museum in 
our own Oglethorpe University Museum 
of Art. "The partnership will make 
Oglethorpe University Museum of Art the 
go-to place for art from the Himalayan 
region," said Cathy Fox oi The Atlanta 
Journal-Constitution. 

Last summer, four of our science and math 
faculty (Keith Aufderheide, Lynn Geiger, 
John Nardo and Mike Rulison) were 
invited to spend a week in Maine at the 
SENCER Institute. SENCER's mission is 
to connect science and civic engagement 
by teaching "through" complex, unresolved 
public issues "to" basic science, with a 
focus on interdisciplinary pedagogy. In 
early April, our faculty hosted a SENCER 
week on campus, with events that drew 
hundreds and next year our first SENCER 
course will become a reality. The topic? 
Ttaflfic in Atlanta: what causes it, what 
are its consequences and how might we 
resolve it? Well, there's certainly an 
unresolved issue. 

Alumni weekend engaged over 500 guests 
for several days. Dr. Brightman's alumni 
book club was a favorite, as always. 



FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW, 
OGLETHORPE WAS PLACED ON THE U.S. 
PRESIDENT'S HIGHER EDUCATION 
COMMUNITY SERVICE HONOR ROLL 
BY THE CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL 
AND COMMUNITY SERVICE. 



Dr. Paul Hudson's architectural tour of 
campus drew a crowd of close to 100 and 
every one of us learned something new. 
Did you know the first football game at 
Hermance Stadium preceded the Great 
Depression by 72 hours? Who would have 
known Oglethorpe could have that kind of 
effect on the world? Must have been some 
game. We celebrated the teaching careers 
of three of our most beloved faculty as 
they enter into retirement: Drs. Bohart, 
Brightman and Neujhar. So many of you 
came back just to say hello and thank 
you. APO turned 50 this year and we all 
celebrated that birthday. They say 50 is the 
new 30 and I can tell you APO is thriving 
these days buoyed by its partnership vvdth 
our Center for Civic Engagement. Through 
the work of the center, hundreds of our 
students are engaged every day in the life 
of the Atlanta community and beyond. 
For the second year in a row, Oglethorpe 
was placed on the U.S. President's Higher 
Education Community Service Honor Roll 
by the Corporation for National and Com- 
munity Service. 

And last, but certainly not least, one of our 
own, Dr Stephen Herschler, has agreed 
to serve as Oglethorpe's next Provost. In 
addition to being an extraordinary teacher 
and scholar, Dr. Herschler has overseen 
the rebirth of Oglethorpe's Honors Pro- 
gram. Speaking of engaged, the enroll- 
ment in Honors courses has risen from 
less than 10 to over 60 in two short years. 
If you don't know Stephen, I promise 
you will enjoy meeting and hearing from 
him. Oglethorpe owes a huge thank you 
to Dr. William Shropshire who is retiring 
again. Bill came out of his first retirement 
two years ago to serve as provost and he 
returns to his basement to finish the boat- 
building project we interrupted. Thank 
you Bill and thank you Stephen. 

I want to congratulate the Oglethorpe 
University community on its engagement! 
Continue your meaningful work. 




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coMPiuD BY Maria OsH '10 



NEW YORK 
MUSEUM PARTNERS 
WITH OGLETHORPE 

New York City's Rubin Museum of Art (RMA), co-founded 

by Donald Rubin '56, has established a partnership with 

the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art (OUMA). 

OUMA has created a third gallery space exclusively for 

traveling shows from RMA. Currently six exhibitions 

are scheduled to be produced in Atlanta, viith 

hopes for many more. 

Lord of Compassion: Images ofAvalokiteshvara from 

the Rubin Museum of Art, the first exhibition from the 

partnership, ran from February 23 through May 11. 

Avalokiteshvara is considered the Buddhist embodiment 

of compassion and the patron deity of Tibet, as understood 

from the 12th to 19th centuries. 




Mandala ofAvalokiteshvara, Chaturbhuja (4 hands) 
Tibet; 18th centur}-. Pigment on cloth 



SCHOLARSHIP WEEKEND 
A LARGE SUCCESS 



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Oglethorpe's annual James Edward Oglethorpe tlEO) Scholarship Weekend 
was held in late January. A total of 223 students, along with their parents 
and guests, visited campus for the weekend. The average GPA of the 
students was 3.86 and the overage SAT score was 1470. Thanks to the 
university's partnership with a major airline, Oglethorpe was able to 
provide flights to Atlanta for 1 63 students and a guest for the weekend. 

The weekend consisted of events such as interviews with faculty, 
staff and alumni and a bus tour of Atlanta followed by a dinner at 
a surprise location. Turner Field's 755 Club. 

Oglethorpe offered five JEO, three Center for Civic Engagement and two Georgia 
Shakespeare scholarships, which each providing full tuition for four years. In ad- 
dition, each student will have the choice to partake in a short-term study abroad 
trip or mini-semester in New York City, on internship with Georgia Shakespeare 
or an internship with the non-profit of their choice that they may pursue during 
their junior year. All competitors will be invited to enroll in an Honors seminar 
during their first semester at OU. 



For fall 2008, more than 4,100 applications were received, 
nearly triple the number received for fall 2007. 



(from top) SaraJi Datiieh and her father ^peak zcith Dan 
Schadler; students discuss a reading in Charlie Baube's seminar; 
Deonte Thomas and his father specik with President Schall. 



OGLETHORPE 
70 YEAR 
REUNION 



FOLLOW UP TO 
SUPER TUESDAY: 
A POLITICAL 
CONFERENCE 

On February 6, the day after 
Super Tuesday, Oglethorpe's 
departments of history, poHtics 
and international studies 
organized a political conference 
on The Future of Liberalism 
and Consei-vatism In and 
After 2008. The conference 
featured keynote speaker 
Jonah Goldberg, a nationally 
syndicated columnist, 
National Review contributing 
editor and author of Liberal 
Fascism. Also, two roundtable 
discussions took place. 

Other notable persons in 
attendance included: Peter 
Lawler (Berry CoUege/No Left 
Turns), Jay Bookman (The 
Atlanta Journal-Constitu- 
tion), Bryan McGraw (Emory 
University), Susan McWilliams 
(Pomona College), Matthew 
Franck (Radford University/ 
NRO's Bench Memos), Eric 
Sands (Berry College), Alan 
Abramowitz (Emory University/ 
Daily Strategist), Jay Cost 
(Real Clear Politics /HoTsemce 
Blog) and Jon Schaff (Northern 
State University/South Dakota 
Politics). 



Lyman Aldrich '38 returned to campus after 70 years for Alumni Weekend. 
Over the weekend, he participated in the Golden Petrel Brunch with the 
class of 1958 hosted by President Schall and his wife Betty Londergan. 
He enjoyed reuniting with his good friends Jeanette Bentley Moon '38 
and Elmer George '40 during a luncheon hosted by Moon in his honor. 
Joining the Petrel luncheon was former Oglethorpe President Manning 
Pattillo and director of alumni relations, Barbara Bessmer Henry '85. 
Aldrich also spent time with O.K. Sheffield '53 whose brother E.O. 
Sheffield '41 was a classmate of Aldrich's in the 1 930's and served with 
him in World War II in Europe. While Aldrich was in town, he established 

an endowed scholarship fund in honor of his father. Dr. John Aldrich, Dean of Oglethorpe's 

science department in the 1930's. Aldrich, a retired Western Michigan University professor and 

researcher, flew to Atlanta from his 

home in Lawrence, Kansas. 




OGLETHORPE 

DAY 

2008 

GUEST SPiJ — 

It was a cold Wednesday in February, almost too cold. 
However, many Oglethorpe University faculty, staff and stu- 
dents found themselves wrapped together in the warmth of 
fellowship on the academic quadrangle, all wanting to see 
the nearly impossible done in the Petrels of Fire Race. The 
Lupton bell tower began its noon chime, and the crowd 
began inching its way forward to see if any of the f< 
students - Brendan Pilger, Zeus Forero, Marcus Edwards 
or Luis Zimbron - could etch his name in Oglethorpe lore 
forever. As the bell tower began to ring, the runners were 
off. Hoping to moke it around the academic quadrangle 
before the bell tower could conclude its toll (30.92 seconds), 
each runner started his sprint toward OU immortality. 
Unfortunately, no name could be etched into the Oglethorpe 
history books this day. 




Conroy si^ns a set of his works for Elizabeth 
Cleary, who will enter Oglethorpe this fall, and 
her mother, Linda Cleary. Cleary was 
Oglethorpe's first Pat Conroy Scholar. 



Next, the crowd made its way to the Conont Performing Arts Center to hear acclaimed author Pat 
Conroy deliver a keynote address. President Schall referred to Conroy as a "man of eloquent words." 
Conroy captivated the audience with his heartfelt humor and stories that could make anyone appreci- 
ate the day's purpose: to celebrate the life, legacy and values of James Edward Oglethorpe. Conroy 
left his mark on the crowd, declaring, "Try and teach the whole world how to dance." 



He advised students to "remember your teachers. Teachers can change your life. This college can 
change your life. When you graduate, take Oglethorpe with you." At lunch time the crowd made 
its way to the Emerson Student Center where a Georgia-themed lunch was prepared in honor of the 
day. The spread was delicious and had a variety of some of the South's finest foods. There was 
everything from peach-bourbon barbecue chicken, butternut squash soup, sweet potato souffle, braised 
turnip greens and Coca-Cola cupcakes. It was the perfect ending to a perfect Oglethorpe Day. 



WITH Adam C. Tomlin '09 



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BASKETBALL TEAMS 
POST RECORD SEASONS 




BOTH THE 
OGLETHORPE 
UNIVERSITY MEN'S 
AND WOMEN'S 
BASKETBALL 
TEAMS FINISHED 
THE 2007-2008 
SEASONS IN 
STYLE WITH THE 
MEN POSTING 
THEIR BEST 
RECORD SINCE 
THE 1993-94 
SEASON AND THE 
WOMEN 
ADVANCING 
ALL THE WAY TO 
THE FINAL FOUR, 
THE HIGHEST 
WOMEN'S 
SEASON FINISH 
IN OGLETHORPE 
ATHLETIC HISTORY 




Chckicisi'from top lift: Oght/ionufans came out in force at Hope College in Holland. Michigan.frir the semifinah. Coach Ron Sattele upeaks xcith the team 
dining a timeout. The women celebrate their fi)urth place win. Hannah Brooks '09 and Brittany Corbett '08 carry the trophy home. Katie Kidavic '09 looks 
to pass the ball at the semifinals. 



MEN'S SEASON 

Head coach Phil Ponder was extremely 
pleased with his team's performance this 
season. Employing a group that featured 
five of their top eight players as either 
freshmen or sophomores, the Petrels 
posted a stout 10-4 performance in South- 
ern Collegiate Athletic Conference play 
and a stellar 16-10 record, good for third 
place overall. The Petrels were led by the 
strong post play of graduating senior Ah- 
mad Kareem Shaheed and brilliant outside 
shooting by classmate Craig Jackson. The 
remaining contributors are composed of 
a group of extremely talented freshmen 
and sophomores which has coach Ponder 
thrilled about the 2008-09 campaign. 

WOMEN SIXTH IN THE NATION 

Head coach Ron Sattele once again guided 
Oglethorpe to a record breaking season. 
This time, the 2007-08 Stormy Petrels 
broke their own record set in the 2006-07 
campaign for wins in a season by posting 
an astonishing 27-7 record to shatter the 
previous wins mark of 21. 



Oglethorpe had successive stirring Satur- 
day night wins in the NCAA Tournament 
over previously undefeated and #3 ranked 
Thomas More College and *6 ranked Kean 
University. Both of these wins came on 
the opponents' home floor and the win 
over Kean saw junior Anna Findley nearly 
eclipse the school record, held by Heather 
Francoeur '03, for points in a regulation 
game vwth 44 remarkable points to lift 
Oglethorpe to the Final Four. 



«« THESE STUDENT-ATHLETES 
TRULY STRENGTHEN THE 
OGLETHORPE BRAND 



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In Holland, Michigan, for the semifinals, 
Oglethoipe lost games to Messiah and 
Wisconsin-Whitewater, but held on to the 
number four spot in DHI women's hoops. 
A D3hoops.com post-season coaches 
poll gave Oglethorpe its highest ranking 
in school history at *'6, a jump from the 
pre-season poll which placed Oglethorpe 
at #24. 



The 2007-08 season held too many high- 
lights to include in this space but among 
them -junior guard Katie Kulavic was 
named the Southern Collegiate Athletic 
Conference Player of the Year (POTY). 
She's the first POTi' winner for Oglethorpe 
since Francoeur accomplished the same 
feat in 2002. Junior Tina Grace was named 
to the All-Tournament Team for her work 
in the NCAA Semifinals, scoring a game- 
high 21 points against Messiah College. 

"The girls got hot at the right time," said 
coach Ron Sattele. 'As Oglethorpe was 
represented in Kentucky', New Jersey and 
Holland, Michigan, you should be very 
proud of these girls. On and off the court, 
these are great girls - and they perform well. 
These student-athletes truly strengthen 
the Oglethorpe brand." 

With all players except senior Brittany 
Corbett returning next fall, coach Sattele 
and the remainder of the women's basket- 
ball staff will be eyeing another trip to the 
Final Four in spring 2009. 



"I don't know that you could really call us a 
Cinderella story (because) we didn't think 
it was too far-fetched to believe we could 
make it this far," said freshman Chelsea 
MacDonald. "But in some ways, it is pretty 
incredible because we're such a small school." 



FACULTY 
PROFrLE 




MUSIC 
APPRECIATION 



BY Mark DeLong '03 



JAMES BOHART GREW UP SURROUNDED BY MUSIC. "MY MOM 
WAS ONE OF THE BEST BOOGEY-WOOGEY PIANO PAYERS, AND 
DAD P^YED THE TROMBONE. THAT WASN'T WHAT EITHER OF THEM 
DID FOR A LIVING BUT THAT'S WHAT THEY ENJOYED." 

His mother, a one-room schoolhouse teacher for K-12, and his father, who worked for 
Chicago Northwest Railroad, instilled an appreciation for music in all of their children. 
Bohart and his sisters practiced - and often studied - music in their youth. Gro\\ing 
up in Rochelle, Illinois, Bohart was a trumpet plaj'er through high school. It was during 
that time he formed a 17-piece jazz band with friends. "We'd play an 8:00-11:00 p.m. 
prom, then an after party from midnight until 2:00 a.m.," he recalled. "That's how I 
earned money for college." And the pay? "$5 [per person] for the first hour, $2.50 for 
each additional." 

After earning his bachelor's and master's in music from Northern Illinois Universit\', 
Bohart began his teaching career in Illinois. In 1971 he joined the Oglethorpe facult}' 
part time, becoming full time the following year. "I started plajdng the carillon bells the 
day I was hired," he said. During his tenure, musical ensembles under his direction were 
invited to perform for a Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) com'ention, for 
state and divisional American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) comentions and 
on a European tour. 



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Clockwisefrom lower left: Bohart conducting 
at Sydney Town Hall where the Choral Guild of 
Atlanta was the only American choir invited to 
sing in pre-Olympic events in 2000. Bohail in 
class. Neujahr, Brightman and Bohart are 
recognizedfor their years ofseroice during 
Alumni Weekend. Bohart in his office-classroom. 



For more than 35 years Bohart, who 
retired at the end of the 2007-08 
academic year as professor of music, 
spread an appreciation of music from his 
combination office-classroom in Hearst 
Hall. Through the years his space became 
a vast musical library, containing the 
complete recordings of Italian opera 
singer Enrique Caruso, among countless 
others. "Most of these will never go to 
CD or won't be available for download," 
Bohart said, reviewing the collection. "And 
there are historical concerts here too." 

"My interactions with students are what 
has kept me young. I was thinking of all 
the students I've had in my classroom 
over the 36 years and how many of them 
still stay in touch," he said. "A number of 
Oglethorpe students sang with me in the 
Choral Guild of Atlanta," a group Bohart 
directed for 10 years and, he noted 
proudly, "the only American choir invited 
to perform in Sydney for the pre-Olympics 
in 2000. We sold out the Sydney town 
hall, and they wouldn't let us leave. We 
did three encores that evening." 

Bohart also produced and directed Rich's 
Lighting of the Great Tree at their down- 
tov\Ti store for 20 years. "It was the finest 
community event in the world," he said, 
"and not just because I was a part of it. 
Over 100,000 people came downtown, 
and they never had anything stolen from 
the store. It was Rich's gift to the people of 
Atlanta. I even had the White House call 
me to ask how it was so successful." 



Of his community involvement Bohart said, 
"I just see it as an extension of what I do in 
the classroom. I had students ushering at 
the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra so they 
could hear the music. I worked with the 



"I enjoy Oglethorpe because of the academic 
integrity of the faculty, the generous help 
of the staff and the very diverse student 
body - diverse in the good sense of the word, 
not the politically correct sense," Bohart said. 



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THE WORD 'EDUCATION' COMES FROM 
THE LATIN EDUCARE, WHICH MEANS TO 
DRAW OUT. THAT PRETTY WELL SUMS UP MY 
45 YEARS OF TEACHING. 



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ASO on their educational outreach efforts 
to bring more students to their concerts." 

His community involvement extended into 
his courses, where he required students to 
experience live performances and encouraged 
them to interact with musicians. "I do not 
lecture," Bohart replied when asked about 
his teaching method. "The word education 
comes from the Latin educare, which 
means to draw out. That pretty well sums 
up my 45 years of teaching." 

"My courses aren't just about dead white 
men," he said with a laugh. "I'm extremely 
pleased that I've been able to share women 
composers in all of my courses. Students 
are absolutely shocked at the real gifts women 
composers have given to us as a culture." 



In his retirement, Bohart plans to build his 
model railroad collection, honoring his fa- 
ther and grandfather, who both worked for 
Chicago Northwestern, but he'll also leave 
time for music. He began singing with the 
Cobb Symphony Chorus this spring and 
will assist with a music program in the 
Cobb County Schools. He promised not to 
be a stranger to Oglethorpe, either. 

"This university has been extremely good 
to me and my family," he said, "and that's 
something I'll never forget." 

Editor's Note: Professors Philip Neujahr 
(Philosophy) and William Brightman 
(English) also retired at the end of academic 
year 2007-08. 




UNIQUE COURSE 
SHINES A LIGHT 
"N POVERTY 



MICROFINANCE — THE CONCEPT OF 
EVERYDAY PEOPLE LOANING SMALL 
AMOUNTS OF MONEY TO SUPPORT 
THE ENTREPRENEURIAL EFFORTS OF 
OTHERS, OFTEN THOSE LIVING IN 
POVERTY - IS GAINING MOMENTUM. 
THOUGH THE CONCEPT HAS BEEN 
AROUND FOR DECADES IT ONLY 
BECAME A VIABLE COMMERCIAL 
INDUSTRY IN 2005. THE TERM APPEARS 
V\^ITH GREATER FREQUENCY IN 
MAINSTREAM MEDIA WHILE THE 
CONCEPT GROWS IN POPULARITY. 



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WAS SHOCKED TO 

DISCOVER A WOMAN 
IN THE VILLAGE, 
BORROWING LESS 
THAN A DOLLAR FROM 
THE MONEY-LENDER, 
ON THE CONDITION 
THAT HE WOULD 
HAVE THE EXCLUSIVE 
RIGHT TO BUY ALL 
SHE PRODUCES AT 
THE PRICE HE DECIDES. 
THIS, TO ME, WAS 
A WAY OF RECRUITING 
SLAVE LABOR. J5 

— DR. MUHAAAAAAD YUNUS 



The nonprofit microfinance website Kiva.org, 
founded in 2005, has coordinated close 
to $25 milhon in loans from more than a 
quarter of a million lenders. The company 
has been featured in Fortune, TIME, The 
Economist, The Financial Times and 
Cosmopolitan (yes, even Cosmo is touting 
this new form of philanthropy). 

"While microfinance is not a panacea it is 
one of the few development programs that 
really affects the very poor," said Oglethorpe 
Assistant Professor of Economics Peter 
Kower. He gave an example from Dr. 
Muhammad Yunus Banker to the Poor of 
a woman who crafted stools from bamboo 
shoots. Before receiving a microfinance 
loan she borrowed from a middleman 
who charged exorbitant interest rates and 
took her final products to market, leaving 
her with pennies for her work. Through 
microfinance, she was able to sell her own 
stools and make a greater profit to sup- 
port her family through improved nutrition, 
healthcare and education. 



RARE IN THE CLASSROOM 

Even with more people reading and talking 
about microfinance, it is still rare to find 
an academic course exclusively dedicated 
to the subject, much less at the under- 
graduate level. Kower embraced the concept, 
however, teaching two courses this spring 
— Seminar on Microfinance and Social 
Investing and an Honors Seminar: 
Microfinance and the Poor. Both courses 
are based on the teachings of 2006's Nobel 
Peace Prize winner. Dr. Muhammad Yunus. 

Thirty-five students, including a few from 
Agnes Scott and Emory, enrolled in the 
courses to learn more about this grovidng 
trend. Both seminars were supplemented 
by guest lecturers; the Social Investing 
students presented proposals on how to 
invest $5 million in social enterprise at 



the Symposium in the Liberal Arts and 
Sciences in April. 

"The course is rooted in economics," Kower 
said, "but it gives the students a better 
idea of the depth and scope of poverty and 
provides possible solutions as well as some 
responsibility for the issue. I hope students 
will take action after this course, whether 
that's investing or working with one of 
these organizations." 

"Peter has taught the economic principles 
while integrating guest speakers. We've 
been really pleased too that people in the 
community have been coming [to the 
lectures] on a regular basis," said President 
Lawrence M. Schall. 

"Economics provides a different perspective 
and different tools for problem sohing," 
Kower noted. "It allows us to leap over the 
initial shock of asset allocation — nutrition, 
healthcare and education, which are 
disproportionately given to males — and 
understand the constraints of the situation, 
dealing with scarcity — limited supply with 
unlimited demands." 

The Social Investing course was developed 
in partnership with Gray Ghost Ventures, 
run by Robert Pattillo (no relation to former 
Oglethorpe President Manning Pattillo). 
During a breakfast meeting at Waffle House, 
President Schall was introduced to Pattillo. 
In no time, the two began talking about 
microfinance and Gray Ghost. 

"I thought he was a fascinating man mak- 
ing an immense difference in the lives of 
others," Schall said. The two continued the 
conversation every few weeks at Waffle 
House, where Schall repeatedly eats the 
All-Star Plate. Noting Pattillo's passion for 
microfinance, one day Schall asked if he 
ever thought about teaching. 



OGLETHORPE UNIVERSITY 



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President ofFeminomics; Robert Pattillo lecturing at Oglethorpe. 




"I trasted him," Pattillo said. "I had never 
done it before, so it was a leap of faith for 
me." Pattillo was more than happy to help 
develop a course. "It's been fun." 

Pattillo's passion for microfinance comes 
in part from his family's history. His father 
attended Georgia Tech thanks to a loan 
from a family friend. When his father went 
to repay the loan, the lender said "Don't pay 
me back, but pay for the education of others." 
Now, at age 82, the elder Pattillo has paid 
for over 2,000 students to attend college, 
including a recent handful at Oglethorpe. 

"In my family, community service has 
always been an important part of who we 
are," noted Pattillo, who has been involved 
in microfinance for more than 10 years. 

"Gray Ghost is a quiet player, but a big 
player," Schall noted. "They got very 
interested in educating students who might 
pursue this as a career, and our students 
are interested in it. They are committed 
to educate the next generation of leaders 
and our students have responded vvdth 
amazing enthusiasm." 

Kower said, "Gray Ghost is very passionate 
about what they do. They want to have an 
impact on the fiiture of the world, and our 
students represent that to them." 



THE SOCIAL SIDE OF MICROFINANCE 

Guest lecturers have discussed financial 
market development, the role of the investor, 
micro-enterprise in the U.S. and how 
microfinance relates to gender, health and 
education. They have come from a range 
of organizations, including CARE, Women 
Advancing Microfinance, The Ohio State 
University and Children of the Nations 
(COTN), where Jody Stephenson '03 has 
worked since graduating. 

Stephenson, an accounting major, spent a 
year after graduation working in Malawi 
developing an accounting system for the 
COTN programs there. Though she is 
based in Florida, she travels regularly to 
Africa and the Dominican Republic in 



addition to organizing trips for students 
and others as Children of the Nations's 
internship director. She recently began 
documenting the stories of the active 
women who benefit ft-om microlending and 
shared a few stories with Kower's students 
when she spoke in February. 

"It's so important to document the social 
side of microfinance, rather than strictly the 
business side. It's important to see the people 
and to hear their stories," Stephenson said. 
"These women have such determination 
and they are working so hard in order to 
care for their children. To see these women, 
and their children, advancing from 
seemingly hopeless situations is incredible." 

Stephenson described a scene she saw 
earlier this year in Malawi. "There was 
a sea of children sitting on the hard dirt 
ground, dusty faces, barefoot, torn clothing 
hanging off their bodies and empt>' plastic 
bowls in their hands. Looking at the whole, 
it was nearly impossible to identify an)' 
one of them as more desperate than the 
others," she described. "I saw a young girl, 
about nine years old, in the crowd trying to 
manage her crying baby sister." 

Through a translator, the little girl shared 
her story with Stephenson and the COTN 
staff member. "Their father left and the 
mother could not pro\'ide for her daughters. 
She was sending her two daughters to 
share that one meal each day from the 
feeding program with her baby sister. One 
meal, two hungry children." 

"An easy way to help is to sponsor a child, 
even though it can seem so trite," Stephenson 
said when asked what people can do. "I've 
been doing this for five years and have seen 
the difference it makes in their lives. For 
the cost of seeing a mo\ie you can pro\ide 
everything a child needs — nutrition, clothing, 
healthcare and education." 

"Another easy way to help is to collect new 
or like-new items such as hygiene products, 
school supplies or clothing. It would be a 
great project for a fraternit>' or sororit>' on 



OGLETHORPE UNIVERSITY 



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THE WAR ON 
TERROR IS THE 

WAR ON POVERTY. 
[MICROFINANCE] 
WILL ONLY CONTINUE 
TO GROW. 
TEACHING STUDENTS 
IS THE PRIAMRY WAY 
WE'RE GOING TO SEE 
MAJOR CHANGE. J5 

— JODY STEPHENSON '03 




campus," she continued. "They can also 
volunteer. Or people can come with us. 
We send about 1,000 people per year 
overseas to see for themselves. Taking two 
weeks, getting your hands dirty, talking to 
the women, working with the kids... Wliat 
better way to experience it? It's amazing 
what you can learn in a two-week trip." 

"When you go back so many times, you 
begin to see the people more than just the 
situation," Stephenson said of her often 
on-the-go job. "That's what motivates me 
to continue my work. Poverty is a huge 
issue but after five years, it becomes about 
the people, working with 'my children' and 
seeing how they develop - not just the 
idea of eradicating poverty." 

"It's continuously humbling to work with 
these women and children," she said. "As 
Americans, we often think it's about what 
we have, what we can give or how we can 
solve Africa's problem. But, then you meet 
these people and realize that they have so 
much to teach us — even the children. I 
remember seeing one of our little girls 
come in, and her only request was for a 
bar of soap. Then, four years later she is 
standing wearing clean clothes, with clean 
skin and beautiful hair. My greatest reward 
comes in seeing these children grow up. 
For them to understand that someone 
cares for them, to see their own worth and 
to see them transformed is a powerful thing." 

IN THE BEGINNING 

The practice of making small loans to 
the poor, especially to women, was first 
developed by Dr. Mohammad Yunus. He 
shared the 2006 Nobel Prize for Peace 
with Bangladesh's Grameen Bank, which 
Yunus founded in 1983, "for their efforts to 
create economic and social development 
from below." Yunus, educated at Dhaka 
University in Bagladesh and Vanderbilt 
University, believes that "credit is a fun- 
damental human right," according to The 
Nobel Foundation. 

In his Nobel Lecture, Yunus recounted 
how he got into microfinance: / became 
involved because poverty was all around 
me, and I could not turn away from it. In 
1974, 1 found it difficult to teach elegant 
theories of economics in the university 
classroom, in the backdrop of a terrible 
famine in Bangladesh. Suddenly, I felt the 
emptiness of those theories in the face of 
crushing hunger and poverty. I wanted 



to do something immediate to help people 
around me, even if it was just one human 
being, to get through another day with a 
little more ease. That brought me face to 
face with poor people's struggle to find the 
tiniest amounts of money to support their 
efforts to eke out a living. I was shocked to 
discover a woman in the village, borrowing 
less than a dollar from the money-lender, 
on the condition that he would have the 
exclusive right to buy all she produces at 
the price he decides. This, to me, was a way 
of recruiting slave labor. 

I decided to make a list of the victims 
of this money-lending "business" in the 
village next door to our campus. 

When my list was done, it had the names 
of 42 victims who borrowed a total amount 
of US $27. 1 offered US $27 from my 
own pocket to get these victims out of the 
clutches of those money-lenders. The excite- 
ment that was created among the people by 
this small action got me further involved 
in it. If I could make so many people so 
happy with such a tiny amount of money, 
why not do more of it? 

This experience led him to found Grameen 
Bank, which to date has provided 
loans totaling nearly $6 billion to more 
than 7 million people in 73,000 villages 
in Bangladesh. 

AN END TO POVERTY? 

"It is our responsibility," Stephenson, of 
Children of the Nation, said about working 
to reduce world poverty. "Working 
together we can see the change in our 
lifetime. I believe it was Colin Powell 
who said the war on terror is the war on 
poverty. [Microfinance] will only continue 
to grow. Teaching students is the primary 
way we're going to see major change." 

Pattillo and Schall hope to continue their 
partnership. "We agreed to sit down and 
think about the ne.vt steps, which would 
meet both of our needs," Schall said as 
the semester came to a close. "We need to 
move this class forward and not have it be 
a one-time thing. It went better than we 
both could have imagined." 

Professor Kower noted "the realities and 
the theories [of microfinance] mesh so 
well" that it's easy for people to understand 
the concept. Now they just need to put 
theory to practice. 





'. ofAFOfrom the 1959 Yamacraic. 



-^--ANNIVERSARY 
. REUNION ..„. 



CIVIC ENGAGEMENT IS A PHRASE THAT BUZZES THROUGH 

THE AIR WITHIN AND BEYOND THE GATES OF OGLETHORPE. THE 
CENTER FOR CIVIC ENGAGEMENT, ESTABLISHED IN 2006, HAS BEEN 
A SIGNIFICANT ADDITION TO THE UNIVERSITY, GIVING STUDENTS 
AND FACULTY ALIKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN LIFE LESSONS 
OUTSIDE THE IRON GATES AND GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY. 
BUT, AS ANTHONY "TONY" PAREDES '61 NOTES, "AT OGLETHORPE, 
AND ON CAMPUSES ACROSS THE NATION, BEFORE THERE WAS 
'CIVIC ENGAGEMENT' THERE WAS ALPHA PHI OMEGA." 



OGLETHORPE UNIVERSITY 



In October 1956, Alpha Phi Omega at Oglethorpe was organized, 
but not yet chartered, as the Mu Mu chapter. Paredes, Ted Bayley 
'58 and John Harms '58 were among the early members. All three 
returned to campus in March for Alumni Weekend's APO 50th 
anniversary reunion at Oglethorpe, which included a re-chartering 
ceremony for brothers of Mu Mu. 

Almost all of the early members were Humanics students, a pro- 
gram that prepared students for professional careers dealing with 
youth. A majority of the Humanics students desired to become 
executives with the Boy Scouts. At the time of the chapter initia- 
tion, an affiliation with the Boy Scouts was in full swdng. 'APO was 
the college and university arm of Scouting, so it was natural for us 
to start the organization," said Harms. 

The first service project that was completed by Oglethorpe's APO 
organizers was painting lines in one of the school's parking lots in 
November 1956. In February 1958, the organized chapter of APO 
at Oglethorpe became officially chartered as the Mu Mu chapter, 
with Jan Mundorf '60 as the president. Past national president 
M.R. Disbrough was in attendance for the inauguration. 

During the 1960s, APO began a traditional process of choosing a 
"sweetheart." However, once social fraternities returned to Oglethorpe, 
the "sweetheart" tradition seemed to fade away. The sweethearts 
selected were Mary Lou Andersen in 1962, Jayne Archer in 1963, 
Jane Lincoln in 1964, Diane Ottowitz in 1966, Terry Patton and 
Janice Lymburner in 1967, Melanie Miller in 1969 and Charlyne 
Rickmann in 1970. The tradition never returned to Mu Mu. 




Be a leader Be a friend. Be of service. Alpha Phi Omega's motto 
has been fruitfully carried out by the Mu Mu chapter of OU. 
During its 50-year streak at Oglethorpe, the brothers of the 
fraternity have completed numerous projects on and off campus. 
Some of these include coordinating blood drives, providing 
basketball game programs, making Thanksgiving baskets for the 
needy, mentoring at Lynwood Park, working with handicapped 
children, leading Cub Scout groups, assisting with Hurricane 
Katrina rescue efforts and volunteering with many organizations 
such as Meals on Wheels, Goodwill Industries, Habitat for Humanity, 
Special Olympics and many more. 



In the early 1970s the thriving 
group became dilapidated, 
but in 1975 the service 
fraternity blossomed again. 
During the same year, Mu Mu 
became the first chapter in 
Georgia to admit women. In 
1982, Mu Mu hosted APO's 
All-Georgia Conference. 



BE A LEADER. BE A FRIEND. BE OF SERVICE. 
ALPHA PHI OMEGA'S MOTTO HAS 
BEEN FRUITFULLY CARRIED OUT BY THE 
MU MU CHAPTER OF OU. 




(top) Ted Bayley '58, Tony Paredes '61 and John Harms '58 hold the original Mu Mu charter and the chapter's 
50th anniversary plaque presented to the chapter at the National Alumni Association's awards dinner, part ofAlu 
Weekend, (bottom) The men and women of APO from the 1984 Yamacraw. 



TODAY, ALPHA PHI OMEGA HAS MORE 
THAN 1 7,000 MALE AND FEMALE STUDENT 
MEMBERS AND 350,000 ALUMNI 
MEMBERS AT 366 COLLEGE CAMPUSES 
NATIONWIDE AND IN PUERTO RICO. 




Clockwise from left:APO members, from 1958-2008, gathered to celebrate 
the chapter's 50th anniversary. Stephanie Staples Babbitt '84 and Donna 
Passaro '82 look over chapter scrapbooks. Bayley, Paredes, Joy Schambach 
'08 and Harms with the original charter and anniversary plaque. 



APO has also completed fundraisers for charities such as the 
American Red Cross, Muscular Dystrophy and American Cancer 
Society, including car washes and walkathons. One of the chap- 
ter's most unique fundraisers was the "Ugly Man on Campus." In 
spring 1959, this fundraiser was held in order to help the Cross 
Keys High School library receive accreditation. 

Paredes said of Ugly Man, "Sadly, I suppose it was some kind 
of 'political correctness' that did in what was the most widely 
recognizable and notable fundraising campaign for which APO 
was known on college campuses across the nation." 

Many notable people have arisen from Mu Mu. John Harms '58 
was one of two members of his 135-man "Basic Class" in the U.S. 
Marine Corps to receive the Colonel position. He is now retired. 
Ted Bayley '58 is currently a minister. Penny Jones '61, Bill Chris- 
tian '59 and Whitney LeBlanc '61 have become Boy Scout execu- 
tives. Laura "Mom" Fowler '84 is a current chapter advisor and a 
Grants Management Specialist for the Environmental Protection 
Agency (EPA). Heather Staniszewski '02 is currently the assistant 
director of Oglethorpe's Center for Civic Engagement. Mu Mu has 
also produced numerous members who have received their Ph.D.s 
and continued on to respectable careers. Some of these 
members include the late Bob Loftin '60 (philosophy), Jan 
Mundorf '60 and Ronnie Knopf '61 (psychology), Joe Soldati 
'61 (English literature), Derrill Gay '62 (sociology) and Anthony 
"Tony" Paredes '61 (anthropology). 

The Mu Mu chapter has received several prestigous awards 
during its 50 years of existence. It won the Deans' Award in 
1980-81, the National H. Roe Bartle chapter award in 2004-05, 




the National Joe Scanlon Membership Award in 2005-06 and 
the Best Service Program and the Best Membership Program 
awards in 2007. 

Today, Alpha Phi Omega has more than 17,000 male and female 
student members and 350,000 alumni members at 366 college 
campuses nationwide and in Puerto Rico. 

"At the rate that APO is growing, I see it still having a strong 
presence on the Oglethorpe campus in 50 years, growing and 
changing as the times change," said student Chelsey Kendig 
about the 100th anniversary reunion of Mu Mu. 

"The most amazing thing to me about the 50th was the passion 
APO alumni still have for the fraternit}'," said Amanda Rowell, 
a spring 2008 pledge. "People who were 60, 70-something, 
showing up and being just as excited as they were when they 
were freshmen at Oglethorpe. I hope that we can all keep that 
passion throughout our lives and come back 50 years from now 
and walk in the room and say, 'Hooray, I'm home again!" 
Hopeftilly tons of people will be there and the room will be 
packed with APO memories from years past." 



OGLETHORPE UNIVERSITY 



SINGING 
THE PRAISE 

OF OGLETHORPE'S 
EVENING DEGREE 
PROGRAM 



BY Mark DeLong '03 



CAMILLA CRUIKSHANK '93 BEGAN TO WRITE AFTER ENROLLING 
IN EVENING COURSES AT OGLETHORPE. "I HAD A TEACHER FOR 
COMPOSITION I IN 1987," SHE SAYS WITH A SMILE. "HE WAS 
SO MEAN. THERE WERE 25 OF US IN THE CLASS WHEN IT 
STARTED AND 1 2 WHEN IT ENDED... BUT HE TOLD ME I WOULD 
SEE MY NAME IN PRINT" SINCE THEN SHE HAS WRITTEN FOR 
ARTLANTA MAGAZINE AND AMERICA'S CIVIL WAR MAGAZINE, 
AMONG OTHERS. "THAT'S WHY IT WAS SO IMPORTANT FOR ME 
TO RETURN TO THIS PROGRAM TO TEACH." 



"I later took a journalism course. The professor said if you get your 
article published you'd get an automatic A." So she did: the profile, 
which ran in Inside Buckhead, was of a high school music teacher 
who inspired her during her school days. 

Camilla lights up when music is mentioned. (She no longer sings 
formally, but works as a music administrator at Peachtree Road 
United Methodist Church.) Oglethorpe's evening program is an- 
other subject that excites Camilla. 

"This school, it just offers something that no other school of this 
merit does...! always think the professors are very impressive; 
they come from the background of what they teach. The students 
[in the evening program] work hard - they have jobs, they have 
families. If you're serious you'll knock yourself out for it." 

While working in "corporate America" as a secretary' and office 
manager, Camilla decided to earn her bachelor's in English through 
Oglethorpe's evening program. She went on to obtain a Master of 
Arts in Professional Writing from Kennesaw State University in 
2001 and began teaching evening courses. 

Now when she teaches Composition II in Oglethorpe's evening 
degree program, writing a profile is the first assignment. "I make 
sure they polish it up," she says, "and I encourage them to get 
it published in a local paper or even the student papers (the 
traditional program's The Stormy Petrel or the evening program's 
The Night CapX 

"I always tell my students that, in an interview, you may go in there 
for one thing and not get it. Follow people when they light up 
— don't force them." 

"I love teaching," Camilla states. "I love my students. The 
feedback I get from them is wonderful, and it's great to see them 
succeed in other courses because of their writing skills." 




TIMELINE 

OF ADULT 
EDUCATION AT 
OGLETHORPE 

1 870 Oglethorpe opens its first Atlanta campus at the site of 
today's City Hall. President David Wills, a prominent Presbyterian 
minister, organizes the evening program at Oglethorpe. These 
ore the first evening classes in Georgia. • 1 920s After the 
current campus was established in 1915, evening students return 
to Oglethorpe. • 1 936 - 38 Headed by Dean Herman 
Julius Gaertner, the Extension Division in 1936 consists of 163 
students. The program caters to teachers. In 1937, the program 
is referred to as Adult Education. • 1939 Gaertner assumes 
new duties as director of graduate school and adult education. 
The program is still tied to teaching because "we ore rapidly 
approaching the time when college graduation will be required 
as a minimum for the professions." Courses cost $25 each. • 
1 940s - 1 950s The Evening Program seems to have been 
closed down during World World II. • 1963 The Evening 
Program returns under Director Louis J. Maloof. Courses cost $65 
each. • 1 964 Classes are held Monday and Wednesday or 
Tuesday and Thursday evenings on a semester schedule. Courses 
cost $80 each. • 1969 Oglethorpe's Evening Program is 
supplemented by a non<redit continuing education program. • 
1976 Marlene Howard is director of continuing education, 
overseeing both credit and non<redit courses. Courses cost 
$ 1 50 each. • 1 978 - 1 984 Carl V Hodges becomes dean 
of continuing education. Marlene Howard is named associate 
dean of continuing education. • 1985 ~ 1 998 John Thames 
serves as dean of continuing education. The evening program 
offers four majors. • 1 998 University College is founded with 
credit courses running in the current eight-week accelerated format. 
Non<redit courses ore no longer offered. •2003 - 2005 
Karen Carter is director of University College. Courses cost $975 
each. • 2005 Nancy Keita is named director of University 
College. Courses cost $1,025 each. 2006 University College is 
renamed Evening Degree Program. The program currently offers six 
majors and two degrees. Courses cost $1 ,075 each. 

Compiled by Angle Dewberry and David-Matthew Barnes '06 
with Laura Masce 



Melissa "Missy" Bain '04 MAT, a 

second grade teacher at Mount Bethel 
Elementaiy in Marietta, was named 2007 
Green School Teacher of the Year by 
Cobb Count}'. Bain persuaded her fellow 
teachers to de\-elop emironmental lesson 
plans and encouraged the PTA to pay for 
recycling pick up at the school. "It is easy 
being green when you have a support- 
ive staff, administration and PTA," Bain 
noted. "Our school really is committed to 
instilling a sense of en\ironmentalism in 
our students." She stresses to her students 
that recycling or consei-vation are not 
just topics to learn, but rather life-long 
practices. "After we teach a lesson, the kids 
can immediately go home and do things 
like turning off the faucet while they brush 
their teeth and turning off lights when 
thev leave a room," Bain said. 



Captain Joseph Wicicer '00 spoke to 
Dr. Joseph Knippenbergs class in October 
when he was in town on leave from his 
second tour in Iraq. After gi-aduation, he 
worked in business before signing up for 
active duty after the attacks of September 
11, 2001. Wicker first served in Operation 
Iraqi Freedom as a tank platoon leader 
and a scout platoon leader. In his second 
tour, he is an advisor for the Iraqi Security- 
Forces in Baghdad. 



Ruth Winecker '87, chief toxicologist 
for the State of North Carolina, spoke to 
Dr. Keith Aufderheide's Forensic Science 
class in February-. Winecker, who has 
\\orked for the state for 12 years, renewed 
her office's procedures and discussed 
sample cases with students. She noted that 
drug deaths are up from an average of 250 
per year historically to almost 2,000 per 
year in the 2000s. including a sharp rise in 
cocaine and narcotic deaths. Winecker told 
the students that her education at Ogle- 
thorpe has ser\ed her well over the years. 




20 I OGLETHORPE UNIVERSITY 




AlERI 



Greetings! in this issue, you'll note 
Pat Conroy s visit for OU Day, you'll learn 
about the new Rubin Museum partner- 
ship, and you'll see the results of JEO 
Weekend. What you also need to know is 
that thanks to you, our alumni, we have 
seen increased attendance at our alumni 
events and increased alumni giving. 

In December, the Events Committee of 
the OU Alumni Board exceeded eveiyone's 
expectations in the alumni reception — 
"Evening of Holiday Enchantment" — held 
prior to the Boar's Head Ceremony. If you 
attended, you know what I mean — food 
and fellowship, \isits with our ovvti Santa 
Claus and carnage rides around campus. If 
you did not attend, you need to mark your 
calendar now for next year! We were so 
excited at the number of people who attended 
— especially those alums who had not 
been back to campus for quite some time. 
We hope this becomes a growing holiday 
tradition for alumni and their families. 



We've just finished Alumni Weekend — 
the annual opportunitj- to reconnect with 
our OU friends. We kicked off the weekend 
wth our annual alumni awards dinner at 
Villa Christina — as picturesque a restaurant 
as the food is good! Saturday we were back 
on campus, attending classes and receptions 
before we got out there to "Stomp the 
La\\ai!" Kudos once again to the Events 
Committee and to the Alumni Relations 
staff for all their hard work. 

During Alumni Weekend, we also held 
elections for officers and new board 
members to sen'e on the OU National 
Alumni Association Board of Directors. 
See election results on ePetrel — 
w\\-\valmimi.oglethorpe.edu. Congratulations 
to all, and thank you for agxeeing to ser\-e! 
I look forward to continuing to sevxe you 
in 2008 as we work together to strengthen 
Oglethorpe University as the place to "make 
a life, make a li\'ing and make a difference!" 

Anita Stevenson Patterson '97 

President 

OU National Alumni Association 



FUTURE PETRELS 




Laurie Lee Deally '86, husband Oswn 
and daughter 01i\-ia celebrated the one 
year anniversary of welcoming their little 
bov Edison. 



y 



Lisa Chkoreff Duncan '90 and Walter 
Duncan introduce their son, Corbin Pat- 
rick Duncan, born November 30, 2005. 



Andy recently celebrated their 10th wedding 
anniversary'. Lisa is a marketing director 
with a large coi-porate law firm, and Andy 
is a landman with an oil and gas company. 
Thev reside in Charleston, West Virginia. 




Amy Zickus Estes '94, '02 MBA and her 

husband Will welcomed their first child, 
Joshua William, on November 17, 2007. 
Joshua weighed in at 8 pounds, 8 ounces 
and was 21.5 inches long. Amy has left her 
position as director of development and 
public relations with United Cerebral Pals}' 
of Georgia and is enjo>dng being a full- 
time mom. Will is a systems administrator 
with Vital Check, a ChoicePoint Company. 
The family lives in Doraville, Georgia. 




Miki (Williamson) Johnson '97 and her 

husband Erik welcomed twins Aaron and 
Annika to their family on March 4, 2007. 
They joined bigger brothers Alek (15) and 
Lukas (13). 




Katie (Trucksis) Thompson '97 and her 

husband Trevor jovfully welcomed E^ie 
Elizabeth Thompson on May 23, 2007. 
She weighed 6 pounds. 12 ounces and was 
18.5 inches long. The Thompsons live in 
Atlanta and are all doing veiT well. Trevor 
is soon to become an Oglethorpe alimanus 
too, as he started the Certified Financial 
Planner 5 program in September. 



Tracy Larson Miller '92 and husband 
Michael announce the birth of their second 
daughter Mikalya Tracy on March 3, 2007, 
exactly four and a half 3'ears to the day that 
proud older sister McKinley was born. 



Cheryl Zdunek Miehels '93 announces 
the arrival of their third child, Harris 
Anthony Miehels, born on November 20, 
2007. His big sisters Greta and Eila are in 
love, and he is referred to as Prince Harr}'. 




Jill Reiss Harper '94 and her husband 
Scott are pleased to announce the birth of 
their second child, August Jack Harper, 
on June 24, 2007- Big sister Alice is veiy 
proud of her new baby brother. 




Lisa Ledbetter Travis '94 and Andy 
Travis '95 welcome their second child. 
Max Ewng, who was born on May 21, 
2007, and joins big sister Mia. Lisa and 



Mary Poteet Fernandez '96, husband 
Jan and big sister. Isabel (3 years old) 
welcomed Evan Joseph into the family 
on March 19. 2007 Mary' and family live 
in Dallas, Texas, where she continues to 
enjoy her work as the director of the Child 
Development Center at Parish Episcopal 
School. She loves ha\'ing her children on 
campus as part of her job! 




Jean Kasperbauer Roberts '96 and 

her husband Mark jovfully announce the 
birth of their son. Grant Sullivan, on May 
24, 2007. Grant weighed 8 pounds, 8 
ounces and was 21.5 inches long. Jean and 
Mark enjoyed taking Grant to support the 
Petrels when OU"s basketball teams were 
in Memphis to take on Rliodes College. 
Thanks to the thoughtfulness of the Graces 
(parents of basketball player Tina Grace 
'09), Grant will cheer on the team in st>'le 
as he will be sporting his new Oglethorpe 
outfit! 



Jorge Navarro '98 and Creche Kern- 
Navarro '98 would like to belatedly an- 
nounce the birth of their daughter Loretta. 
She was born April 22, 2006. 




Aimee Thrasher-Hanson '98 and her 

husband Micah announce the birth of 
their first child. Georgia Lenore Hanson, 
on FebraarA- 22, 2008. Georgia came into 
this world at a whopping 9 pounds, 13 
ounces and 21 inches. 




In July 2007, Rebecca Bovy^ers '99 and 

Joe Conners celebrated the first birthda>' 
of their t\rin daughters. Abigail Catherine 
and Grace Elizabeth. .-Vfter a brief stint in 
Savannah, Rebecca and Joe have returned 
to Atlanta where Rebecca continues her 
work at CNN and Joe is an IT recruiter. 



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Amy (Myers) Flinn '00, Matthew Flinn 

'98 and big brother Andrew welcomed a 
new baby into the family. Luke Matthew 
Grant Flinn was born February 24, 2008. 
He was 8 pounds, 8 ounces and 21.5 inches 
long. 



Brooke Roberts Bourgeois '01 and 
Scott Bourgeois '00 welcomed a baby 
boy into their family on October 6, 2007. 
Owen Charles Bourgeois was bom at 
Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, weighing 
5 pounds, 13.5 ounces and measuring 20 
inches long. 



Amy Roquemore Bahun '03 and 

husband Adam were blessed \\ith a baby 
boy, Parker Rhett, on August 29, 2007- He 
weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 21 
inches long. The Bahun family resides in 
Acwoith, Georgia, and looks forward to 
raising their little man. 




Christine (Radcliffe) 
Jarvis '01 and her 

husband Steve Janis 
welcomed their second 
daughter, Sara Ellen Jarvis, on August 28, 
2007. She was welcomed home from the 
hospital by her big sister Katel>'n. 



Milagros Perez Jennings '01 and Jason 
Jennings proudly announce the birth of 
their daughter, Syhda Marisol. She was 
born on July 1. 2007, in San Juan, Puerto 
Rico, where the familv currently resides. 




Anna Blacklidge Breton '02 and hus- 
band John Breton '97 welcomed Gen- 
e\aeve Ashhn Breton, whose nickname is 
Evie, on December 27, 2007. She was 3 lbs. 
13 oz. and 17 inches. Although she came 
two months early, she is doing very well 
and is now almost 10 pounds (as of March 
2008). She's looking forward to being a 
future petrel, if her parents have an\-thing 
to say about it! 




Kara (Blanton) Le Febvre '03 and 

husband Lenny announce the birth of 
their son Patrick Thomas, who aiTi\'ed 
on March 7, 2007, weighed 6 pounds, 13 
ounces and was 19 inches long. The family 
resides in Madison, Alabama. 




Katie Harrison Garner '03 and Corey 
Garner '05 welcomed Harrison Daniel 
into their famih- on August 15, 2007- He 
weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and was 21 
inches long. The Garners reside in Ken- 
nesaw, Georgia. 



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WEDDINGS 




Jennifer Guerrero '95 married Craig Campbell '92 on May 5, 2007, in a Filipino- 
Scottish wedding ceremony at Holy Trinitv' Episcopal Church in Decatur, Georgia. Yuri 
Tsukada Cobia '97 and Kelly Moynes Skylare '96 attended the wedding. Jennifer 
\\'orks at Emoiy Universitj^ Hospital as a nurse practitioner for the neurosurger\'/inter- 
ventional neuroradiolog\' department. Craig owns a tax resolution business in Decatur. 
They reside in Ellenwood, Georgia, with their two dogs and t\vo cats. 



Reiko "Rachel" Maki '98 and A.J. Segel were married in Japanese- American wed- 
ding ceremonies in Japan and the United States in May 2007- Their traditional Japanese 
ceremony, held in Atsuta Shrine in Nagoya with traditional silk kimonos, was followed by 
a beautifi.ll reception with family and friends. Their American wedding ceremony wjis held 
at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas several days later. They recently purchased a new house 
in Brookhaven and are enjoying their married life together with their two Chihuahuas. 




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& Prall '05 



Tina Marie Stults '00 married John Bruce Laune}' on November 3, 2007, in a small 
ceremony at Blue Spring Presbjterian Church in Sparta, Tennessee. The couple resides in 
Marietta, Georgia, wth their two dogs and two cats. Tina is an elementarv' school media 
specialist in SmjTna, Georgia, and Bruce works as a paralegal in Atlanta. 



Joy Evans '02 married Nick Gilbert of Lafayette, Georgia, on June 2, 2007 in Savan- 
nah, Georgia. Erin Welier '04 was a bridesmaid, and Amy Tennihan '04 was a soloist. 
Brian Huskey '03 and Christina Vinluan Heda '04 were also in attendance. Joy 
graduated with her M.D. degree from Mercer Medical School in May 2007. She will 
complete her residency in pediatrics at Memorial Health Universit\- Center in Savannah, 
where Nick is completing his residency in OB/GYN. 



Kimberly Leung '03 and Ryan Williams '04 were married October 13 at Sacred 
Heart Church in Atlanta. Katie Bell '03, Amber DeLucenay '02, Eric Conner '03 
and Joseph Luke '04 served as members of the wedding partj'. The couple now resides 
in Norcross, Georgia, while Kim completes her master's degree and Ryan completes his 
Ph.D. 



Matt Dunn '03 and Leslie Prall '05 were married at Primrose Cottage in Roswell, 
Georgia, on April 28, 2007- They currently live in Brookha\'en. The wedding part>- 
included Beth Bosserman '05, Casey Wallace '05, Jeremy Gray '03, Jim Payne 
'00, Jimmy Ewing '02 and Danny McGuinn '05. Matt works for the Coca-Cola Com- 
pany, and Leslie is the public relations manager at Marist School. 




Cofield '04 




Whitworth '04 
& McKay '06 



Katie Cofield '04 married Matthew James on October 6, 2007, in Suwanee, Georgia. 
Dan Giordano '02, Jessica DeMaria Giordano '02, Abby Kurland '06 and Kristy 
Evans '06 were in attendance. Katie and Matt reside in Alpharetta, Georgia, with their 
doe Jackson. 



Heather Orth '04 and Chad Castle were married August 6, 2005, in Roswell, Georgia. 



Aaron Whitv(^orth '04 and Meredith McKay '06 were married March 25, 2006, in 
New- Hope, Pennsylvania. They purchased a house barely a mile from Oglethorpe Univer- 
sity' in Chamblee. 



24 I OGLETHORPE UNIVERSITY 



ALUMNI UPDATES 




Turner Seydel '86 
& White, Jr. '88 



Caiiaway u/ (.seatea center; 



Albert Sheppard '58 retired from uni- 
versity life after working at Georgia Tech, 
George Mason and Florida Southern. He 
is now golfing and traveling a lot. He'd love 
to hear from some of his classmates from 
the 1950s and early 1960s. See his ePetrel 
profile on ws^'w.alumni.oglethorpe.edu. 

Nancy Calhoun '60 and her husband 
Ed have recently retired. Nancy worked at 
The Walker School for 35 years. She was 
the founding principal of Walker s Middle 
School, and she directed the middle school 
for the past 23 years. Ed retired from the 
Georgia Governor's Office of Consumer 
Affairs. 

Randall N. Lee '72 announced his retire- 
ment from the DeKalb Count)' School 
System effective July 1, 2007. Randall 
began his emplo3anent with DeKalb 
Count)' Schools after gi'aduation in 1972. 
He served as a teacher/coach, high school 
principal, and central office administrator 
in his 35 years. He received his master's 
and specialist degrees from Georgia State 
Universit)'. He was elected to Oglethoi-pe's 
Athletic Hall of Fame for basketball in 
2000. In 2006, he received Oglethoi-pe's 
School Bell Award for outstanding contri- 
butions as an educator. Randall is current- 
ly working with the Georgia Department 
of Education as a progi-am specialist. 

Ellen Heckler O'Herlihy '82 and her 

family mo^■ed to Dardenne Prairie, Mis- 
souri, after her husband Mike accepted 
a position as a re\iew appraiser at Citi. 
Her daughter Kiernan is both excited and 
apprehensive about her new fourth grade 
class, but Ellen knows that she will be fine 
once she adjusts. 

Johnny Cubert White, Jr. '88 attended 
a \TP event for the Jules Verne Adventure 
Film Festival honoring Ted Turner who 
received the Jules Verne Nature Award. 
At a pri\-ate reception before the event, he 
spoke wth Laura Turner Seydel '86. The 
Turners run the Captain Planet Founda- 
tion, an organization helping kids help the 
environment, so Captain Planet was there. 



Lisa Duncan '90, aka Archen, has opened 
her own private art studio in Marietta, 
located in the Artist's Resource Center. 
She does original art, as well as portraits, 
landscapes and abstracts. Visit \v^\'^v.art- 
byarchen.com. 

Chris Bailor '93 announces the opening 
of the Christopher A. Ballar, PC, law firm 
in Buford, Georgia. His practice concen- 
trates in the areas of wills, trusts, estates, 
probate, guardianship, special needs and 
elder law issues. 

Chris McDuffie '94 is currenth' in his last 
year of super^'ision for the LPC (Licensed 
Professional Counselor) credential. Chris 
was promoted to assistant director of the 
foster care agency he has worked at for 
five years. He also does mental health 
assessments in local emergency rooms for 
Peachford Beha\ioral Health. 

Derek Hombrick '97 is freelance \M-iting, 
editing and proofreading for companies 
such as JWT and BBDO Atlanta. This was 
spurred by his earning another degree 
from OU, this time in Communications 
and Rhetoric Studies. His WTiting can 
be found online at www.to\\'nloafer.com, 
which posts the Gumming, Georgia, maga- 
zine of the same name. Derek sen'es as 
\^Titer and associate editor. Derek shares 
his experiences simpliij'ing his life in the 
book Get Satisfied: How Twenty People 
Like Yon Found the Satisfaction of Enough. 

Rondy Roberson '97 joined the staff 
of the Robert H. Smith School of Busi- 
ness at the Universit)' of Marv'land as a 
Development Officer in December 2007. 
The Smith School is an internationally 
recognized leader in management educa- 
tion and research. One of 14 colleges and 
schools at the University of Maiyland, Col- 
lege Park, the Smith School offers under- 
graduate, full-time and part-time MBA, 
executive MBA, executive MS, PhD and 
executive education programs, as well as 
outreach services to the corporate commu- 
nit)'. The school offers its degi'ee, custom 
and certification programs in learning 
locations on three continents — North 
America, Europe and Asia. 



Allison M. McDonald '98 announces the 
opening of the Law Office of Allison M. 
McDonald, PC, Decatur, Georgia. 

Dan Brown '99 completed his Doctor of 
Medicine at the University of Miami this 
spring and is now doing an internship in 
New York City. Ne.vt year he wll return to 
the beautiful environs of Georgia, which 
he's missed so much, to complete his resi- 
dency in radiolog)'. He'll be just down the 
road in Savannah. 

Amanda Regnier '99 received her Ph.D. 
in anthropolog)' with a specialization in ar- 
chaeolog)' from the Universit)' of Alabama 
in December 2006. She began a facult)- ap- 
pointment in the Oklahoma Archaeologi- 
cal Survey at the Universit)" of Oklahoma 
in July 2007 

Christopher Jackson '01 recently began 
a job with the healthcare section of Sidley 
Austin in Washington, D.C. 

Kevin Martin '01 and Heather Martin 

'0 1 recently relocated to Mt. Juliet, Ten- 
nessee, where Kevin has accepted a call as 
pastor of Celebration Lutheran Church. 
He was ordained by the ELCA in August 
after completing his master's of di%init)- at 
Southern Lutheran Seminar)' in Columbia, 
South Carolina. The whole family is enjoy- 
ing the Nash\ille area and looking forward 
to this new step. 

Christopher Scott '01 was a Smithson- 
ian pre-doctoral fellow at the National 
Museum of American Histor)' from August 
2007 through Januan- 2008. He is cur- 
rently ABD in the doctoral program in 
histor)' at the Universit)' of South Carolina. 

Daniel Sobczak '01 recently left Gwin- 
nett Count)' Schools to teach social studies 
(economics and history) at Southwest 
DeKalb High School in Decatur. 

Jesse De Maria Giordano '02 is now 

working as the young adult (teen) librarian 
for the Roswell Regional Public Librar)'. 



IN MEMORIAM 



Kristi Dosh '03 graduated from the Uni- 
\ersit>- of Florida Le%dn College of Law in 
May 2007 and was admitted as a member 
of the State Bar of Georgia in November 
2007. She is an associate at Nelson, Mul- 
lins, Riley & Scarborough in Atlanta and 
practices in the areas of commercial real 
estate finance and historic presen'ation. 
She was recently appointed to the Board of 
Directors for The Callanwolde Foundation, 
which operates The Callanwolde Estate. 
Kristi is also a Braves columnist for MVN. 
com, an onhne sports network. 

Jillian Martin '05 is in graduate school 
at the Universitj' of Georgia, earning an 
M.Ed, in college student aifairs adminis- 
tration. She is loving it thus far, and says 
she's using many of the skills she learned 
as an undergTad at OU to work at UGA. 
She has an assistantship in the Multicul- 
tural Ser\ice and Programs office where 
she co-advises two student groups and 
helps with event implementation and 
progi'amming. She is looking for a summer 
or fall internship in higher education or 
student affairs. Jill plans to graduate in 
May 2009. 

Lindsey Dyan Callaway '07 is working 
with an OCAP (Occupational and Commu- 
nity Assistance Program) in Taldykorgan, 
Kazakhstan. She works with the Taldyk- 
organ local branch of The Red Crescent 
Societ}', and her counterpart is an HIV/ 
AIDS progi-am coordinator, so most of her 
projects revolve around that and develop- 
ing, training and managing the volun- 
teer program. She is also helping start a 
women's organization SBAS (Successftil 
in Business, Active in Society) by wTiting 
proposals. Three times a week, she leads 
or co-leads English clubs all over the city. 
Even though she is also studying Kazakli, 
Russian, Italian and a little Spanish, she 
does find time to relax and hang out with 
friends, go ice skating, go to dance class 
and catch up on Core books, Newsweek 
and novels. Lindsey left in Augxist 2007 
and v\ill return in November 2009. 



Mary Frances Jackson '35 

on June 26, 2007 

Ivan Miles '36 

on November 21, 2007 

Edgar C. Bundy HI '38 

on February 10, 2008 

Hugh Clement '38 

on April 21, 2007 

Lloyd E. Stein '39 

on May 12, 2007 

Frederick Thranhardt '39 

on November 18, 2007 

Maclay J. Salfisberg '39 

on November 11, 2007 

Margaret Dolvin '40 

on January 2, 2008 

Hugh A. Lloyd '40 

on February 18, 2008 

Jane Mae Millwood Burkhardt '40 

on October 31, 2007 

Jack L Russell '40 

died November 20, 2007 

Marcus H. Wilson '41 

on September 16, 2007 

Doris Johnston '42 

on August 26, 2007 

Jewel Gentry '47 

on January 1, 2006 

Phylis O. Smith '47 

on April 21, 1999 

Howard Ward '47 

on August 16, 2006 

Robert Devaney '50 

on November 27, 200/ 

Mitchell Bishop, Jr. '50 

on November 8, 2007 



Robert Warren Carson '52 

on March 11, 2008 

Helen Key Franklin '52 

on March 15, 2002 

Connie Nesbit Jones '54 

on April 2, 2006 

Joe T. Green '59 

on Februar\- 24, 2008 

Mary Pool Greig '59 

on March 2, 2008 

Dorothy Stith '60 

on October 29, 2007 

Roberta Salvo '62 

November 19, 2007 

Mary Ann Rogers Hammaker '63 

on Aug-ust 16, 2007 

Ethel Erin Batchelor '66 

on Januar}' 20, 2008 

Lois Chastain '66 

on Januan- 6, 2008 

Robert H. Conley '72 

on October 19, 2007 

Abby Eugene Hesdorffer '75 

on January- 28, 2005 

Richard J. Blum '75 

on December 25. 2007 

Daniel Lee Grandy '78 

on December 17, 2007 

Vanessa D. Griffin '81 

on November 25, 2005 

Daniel A. Hunt '92 

on March of 2005 

Suzanne Berry '94 

on April 13. 2007 

Deborah Williams '04 

on December 23, 2007 



Doris Bergman Solomon '50 

on Julv 18, 2007 




OGLETHORPE HONORS LAUREN ASHLEY BURK 

Oglethorpe has established the Lauren Ashley Burk Memorial Scholarship Fund in 
honor of Lauren, who was murdered at the age of 18 while a freshman at Auburn 
University. Lauren's parents, Jim Burk '83 and Vi\iane Guerchon, met while attending 
Oglethorpe programs in the early 1980s. The endow-ed scholarship was made possible 
through the generosity of family friends, Jim's colleagues at Morgan Stanley and 
communit)' members who wished to show their concern for the Burk family. Burk is 
a member of the President's Ad\isory Council. The scholarship will be awarded 
annually to an Oglethorpe student stud>ing art. "Lauren Burk was the light in the 
lives of manv. Oglethorpe LTni\-ersit\- is extremely honored to have been chosen to be 
part of her legacy. Through this scholarship Lauren will continue to have a lasting 
impact on the lives of others," said Oglethorpe President LawTence M. Schall. 



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ALUMNI ACROSS AMERICA 




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Washington D.C. Alumni Reception 

On November 14, 2007, 15 students led by Professors Cassandra Copeland and Bruce 
Hetherington were treated to a special tour of the Department of Justice and the 
Treasuiy Building by Brent Evitt '89. The tour was followed by the annual D.C. alumni 
gathering hosted by David Cooper '71 at the Army Na%y Club. 

Alumni in attendance included: David O'AAblie '56, Marcia Gruss Levinsohn '57, 
Carl Bergman '66, Madelyn Jackson Hamilton '72, Anna Smith Clark '74, Alan 
White '75, Brian Smith '79, Jack Dowd '82, Howard Barr '83, Kenny Gould 
'85, Brent Evitt '89, Henry Broitman '91, Todd Buck '92, Chanda Creasy '96, 
Randy Roberson '97, Diana Rothe Smith and Rod Smith '97, Susan Waage '97, 
Amanda Strainis Walker '97, Jennifer Furman '00, Ann Hsu '00, Daria Rook '00, 
Blake Stabler '00, Jonathan Turley '00, Harry Schroeder '01, Jaime Wojdov/ski 
'03, Jessica Griffin '06, Katie Jost '07 and Ira Gonzalez '08 plus many spouses 
and invited guests. Vick\' Weiss was the featured facultj' guest. 



Mocy's Holiday Tour of Windo>vs 

On Saturday, December 15, 2007, members of the alumni office traveled to New York Cil; 
to host a one-of-a-kind event at Macj's Herald Square. Alumni and guests were treated 
to a walking presentation by the famous Macy's windows designers, brunch and a fashion 
presentation before being turned loose in the store with discount coupons to shop. 

Showai are Chris Raths '82 and Irani DeAraujo '81, who reconnected at the event, 
having not seen each other since they were roommates in the early 1980s. 




Florida Receptions 2008 

Alumni receptions were held in Ft. Lauderdale and Tampa, Florida, in February 2008. 
Prospective students and high school guidance counselors were in\ited from area schools 
to meet and gi-eet Oglethorpe alumni. 

The Tampa event included a portrait un\'eiling of longtime benefactors Bill and Jane Em 
erson, who are Tampa area residents. The event was held at the Tampa Yacht & Countrx 
Club and was attended by many alumni and friends in the area. Provost Bill Shropshire 
was the featured faculty guest. Alumni in attendance included: Dan Uffner '5 1 , Helen 
Hogan Hill '52, Brenda Hamlin Gibbs '70, John and Mary-Phyllis Dolcimascolo 
Harvey '72, Dennis and Pam Orns Morris '75, Tom Hood '78, Shelaine Lockhart 
Peters '82, Gail Tucker '88, Chris Lenz '91, Elizabeth Watts '93, John Oiev/ski 
'95, Janice McNeal '97, Joe Pisoni '97, Michael '97 and Marie Hefflin Shirley 
'99, Heather Cordeiro Degrave '00, Vince Pisoni '00, Dave Hernandez '01, An- 
gle Baldwin Roda '01, Amber Delucenay '02, Sophia Causkey '05 and Bill and 
Jane Emerson. 



The Fort Lauderdale area reception was held at the Tower Club in 
downtown Ft. Lauderdale. Students and alumni mingled and enjoyed 
a wonderful appetizer buffet. Provost Shropshire was joined at the 
reception b}- President Lawrence Schall; Peter Rooney. vice president 
of development and alumni relations; and Barbara Henry '85, director 
of alumni relations. Alumni in attendance included Gerald Hollister '68, 
Anthony Melillo '70, Etta Lou Hanken '72, Greg Meyer '85, Hope 
Waldmon '86, Michael Kelly '97, Brian McNulty '98, Christian '01 
and Melinda Vegso Blonshine '03 and spouses, guests and friends. 



th portrait artist Rossin. 




Helen Hill '52 zcith Barb Henry '83 



ALUMNI WEEKEND 2008 WRAP-UP 




ALUMNI FROM 
FAR AND NEAR 
CELEBRATE 

Alumni Weekend 2008 brought over 500 alumni to 
campus March 27 through 30. Dr. Brightman's Book Club 
and an accounting reception kicked the weekend off on 
Thursday night. Friday morning members of the class of 
1958 gathered for breakfast in the Oglethorpe Universitj- 
Museum of Art hosted by President La%\Tence M. Schall 
and his wife Bett>' Londergan. 

At the Alumni Awards Banquet, Oglethorpe alumni and 
friends filled Villa Christina to celebrate the nine award 
winners and special guests, the 2007-08 women's 
basketball team. "Ha\ing the women's basketball team 
there while we honored the 1962-63 men's basketball 
team, who also went to the final four of their time, 
was a nice bookend at the banquet," said Barbara Bessmer 
Henry '85, director of alumni relations. "The alumni 
appreciated the opportunity' to acknowledge the accom- 
plishments of these ladies." 

In addition to the 1962-63 men's basketball team, other 
inductees into the Athletic Hall of Fame were Steve 
Loureiro '98 (baseball), Ann Mason '95 (volleyball) and 
Ryan "Vickers '96 (basketball). Ashish Thakur '99 won the 
Young Alumni of the Year Award; Dr William Bright- 
man won the School Bell Award; Carol Morgan Flammer 
'89 won the Spirit of Oglethorpe Award; Ra_\' Willoch '80 
won the Talmage Award; and Alpha Phi Omega received 
the Oglethorpe Award for Senice. 

Saturday's highlights included an architectural walking 
tour of campus with Dr Paul Hudson '72, an opportunitj- 
for reunion class members to ring the Carillon bells, an 
English major reunion, a faculty- appreciation reception 
and the second annual Stomp the Lawn Alumni-St}-le. 
featuring well-known Atlanta band Kingsized. 

CounteicIoLk a'w/ro/?; toji Alumni gather in the O.K. Sheffield '53 
Suitejorthc Yamaciaic reiinioj} Dtirnf, Hambrick '97carries 
son Gabriel on Satuidays xjLalkutgtoui of campus. Dar'ihun 
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Oglethorpe-branded license plate. The university's commemorative license plate will 
feature the official Oglethorpe University seal. Show your Petrel pride everywhere you go! 

An OU plate is available to alumni, facult}', staff, students, parents and friends. Order 
today! The charge for the OU plate is $25. To order, send a check to Oglethorpe Univer- 
sity (Commemorative License Plate, Oglethorpe University, 4484 Peachtree Road NE, 
Atlanta, GA 30319) or register online at www.oglethorpe.edu (keyword: license plate). 

We will send you a License Plate Request form. Forms can be electronically completed 
and emailed to epittman@oglethorpe.edu or mailed to Elizabeth Pittman (Oglethorpe 
University, 4484 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30319). If you have questions, call 
404.364.8868. 

Go ahead and let your license plate tell the world you're proud to be a Petrel!