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OL. 6, NO. 2)
.loseh-n Butler Baker '91
Ellen Heckler O'Herlihy '82
Jennifer Fairchild Pierce '92
Da\'id Ross '93
\^\ian Gray Trabue '65
Mark DeLong '03
Jennifer Hofstetter '06
Bisell McWiUiams '06
Laura Moon "02
Jody Stephenson '03
Maria Osti '10
Adam C, Toralm '09
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
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
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THE OU GEM
2 PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
4 NEWS & EVENTS
8 FACULTY PROFILE
10 MICROFINANCE AND
1 6 APO CELEBRATES 50 YEARS
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.
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
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
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-
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.
coMPiuD BY Maria OsH '10
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
A LARGE SUCCESS
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.
FOLLOW UP TO
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
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
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
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.
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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PETRELS SOAR TO
POST RECORD SEASONS
STYLE WITH THE
SEASON AND THE
ALL THE WAY TO
THE FINAL FOUR,
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.
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
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
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."
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
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.
8 I OGLETHORPE UNIVERSITY
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.
THE WORD 'EDUCATION' COMES FROM
THE LATIN EDUCARE, WHICH MEANS TO
DRAW OUT. THAT PRETTY WELL SUMS UP MY
45 YEARS OF TEACHING.
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
SHINES A LIGHT
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.
ORLD BANK ESTIMATES THAT THERE ARE
l l!Ji l !)ljWi¥fflJJI ^ J.WlJ ! t1i;il < yiijUll P I P^
/ORLD-WIDE IS EST!/
$2.5 BILIION AND THE POTENTIAL FOR NEW GROWTH IS OUTSTANDINt
The 'field" photos are of Robert Pattillo in the Middle East.
WAS SHOCKED TO
DISCOVER A WOMAN
IN THE VILLAGE,
THAN A DOLLAR FROM
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
"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
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.
^6 GRAY GHOST IS VERY
PASSIONATE ABOUT W
Dr. Peter Kower
taught the o~«"
the country, s,
rd that end. Kendr
Dr. Mohammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel
Prize for Peace winner, originated
microfinance practices; Jody Stephenson '03 works with Children of
the Nations (COTN); Robert Pattillo, Gray Ghost Ventures; Astrid Pregel,
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
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
THE WAR ON
TERROR IS THE
WAR ON POVERTY.
WILL ONLY CONTINUE
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
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
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.
. 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."
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
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."
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."
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
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 —
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
OU National Alumni Association
Laurie Lee Deally '86, husband Oswn
and daughter 01i\-ia celebrated the one
year anniversary of welcoming their little
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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-
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.
& 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
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.
& 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
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
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
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-
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)'.
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
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.
ALUMNI ACROSS AMERICA
Vicky WeisticmdAhiii Whi.
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
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
FAR AND NEAR
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.
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