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A Publication for Alumni and Friends of Maryville College 




VOLUME ONE-HUNDRED, NUMBER THREE 
SPRING 1999 




COLLEGE IS 
POSSIBLE 

Keeping A Maryville 
Education Affordable 

PAGE 2 



VIDING 

:ess to 

LLENCE 

PAGE 6 



C2000: 

AMPAIGN 

UPDATE 



PAGE 11 



MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT 




— J reetings from the Maryville College 
campus! One of the nice things that 
happens in the Maryville College president's 
office is that now and then someone brings me a 
very old College publication. Last fall, for 
example, a visitor brought me a copy of a small 
booklet entitled "Catalogue of the Officers and 
Students of Maryville College, East Tennessee, 
for the Academic Year 1 87 1 -72." This was the 
catalog for the first full academic year that the 

College operat- 
ed on the pre- 
sent site. 
Things have 
changed just a 
bit since the 
printing of this 
MC publication 
127 years ago! 
The three 
brand new 
buildings on 
campus. 
Anderson, 
Baldwin and 
Memorial Halls, 
cost a total of 
$50,000, the 
General 
, Statement page 
tells us. By 
contrast the 
restoration of 
the Center for 
Campus 
Ministry in 
1999 will cost $700,000, and the renovation and 
expansion of Bartlett Hall to create a new stu- 
dent center has a price tag of $6.3 million. 

The Collegiate Department in 1871 enrolled a 
total of 19 students, and the English Department 
(a kind of junior college program) enrolled 
another 46; this total of 65 students compares 
with 944 enrolled in 1998-99. The additional 40 
students in the Preparatory Department have no 
counterpart on campus today. 

The reader of the 1871-72 catalog is perhaps 
most struck with the section entitled Expenses 




per Session of Five Months. Here are the fig- 
ures: Tuition. $10.00; Room Rent, $2.50; Fuel, 
Lights, & Washing, $10.00; Board in the College 
Boarding Hall, $40.00. Current students find the 
charges somewhat higher! 

But one thing that has not changed is 
Maryville's commitment to making a quality 
education affordable to students of modest 
means. Most of the students listed in that 1871- 
72 catalog came from Tennessee, places like 
Mossy Creek and Strawberry Plains and 
McMillan's Station and Brick Mill, and most of 
them, the histories tell us, from families with 
very limited resources. Today some two-thirds 
of Maryville's students are also Tennesseeans, 
about a third are first-generation students, and a 
majority qualify for significant amounts of finan- 
cial aid. It is through financial aid-scholarships 
that Maryville continues to make quality educa- 
tion affordable for its students. 

In this issue of FOCUS you can learn more 
about the complex financing of a college educa- 
tion in the 1990s; I urge you to read Donna 
Davis' article "College is Possible: Keeping a 
Maryville Education Affordable" which address- 
es the relationships connecting scholarships with 
"net price" and "cost subsidy." You may well be 
surprised by what you learn from this article. 

FOCUS also tells you how one donor of schol- 
arship funds is helping a current MC student 
afford to attend college. This is a direct way the 
FOCUS readers can play a part in educating 
young people for leadership and citizenship and 
for richer and fuller lives. 

You may be sure that Smith Jean-Philippe '00 
will never forget the role that Knox and Peggy 
Singleton '70 are playing in his life, and with 
him, we are grateful for their generosity. 

Yes, buildings have changed and curricula 
have changed and enrollments have changed and 
costs have changed since 1871-72. But 
Maryville's mission remains the intellectual and 
moral education of oncoming generations of citi- 
zen leaders. That means making sure that a 
Maryville education remains affordable, even in 
the face of a greatly changing world. 




cJ, 





MARYVULE 

COLLEGE 

Established 1819 



Moryville College FOCUS magazine 1999 (issn 309) 

Published three times a year 

: College, 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804-5907 

Subscription price ■ none 



INTENTS 

Dllege is Possible Page 2 

oviding Access to Excellence Page 4 

in Takahashi Week Page 6 

]mpus News Page 8 

umni News Page 10 

1C2000: Campaign Update Page 1 1 

lass Notes Page 15 





Volume 99, Number 4 






Spring 1999 


ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 
EXECUTIVE BOARD 








Tim Topham '80 




Maryville, Tennessee 




President 


President 
Gerald W. Gibson 


James Campbell '53 
Maryville, Tennessee 


Vice President 
r ice President for Advancement 


Elton R. Jones 


Denise Smith Vogodo '74 


Ed't 


Maryville, Tennessee 


Emily C. Yarborough 


Recording Secretary 


Director of Communications 

Jan Rickards Dungan '65 


Director of Campaigns and Louisville, Tennessee 
Principal Giving Past- President 


Anna B. Graham 






CLASS OF 1999 


Director of Development and Carol Corbett '51 


Alumni Affairs 


Greg Gheen '83 


Mark Cate 


Jim McCall '57 




Olivia Vawter Mills '55 


Director of Alumni and 


Tom Scott '61 


Parent Relations 




Karen Beary 


CLASS OF 2000 


Martha Bess Ellis DeWitt '64 
Director of Gift Planning _, .. _,.. 

. J „ J , 6 Russell Gibson 82 
Lyn French ^ 
3 David King '93 


Writers 
Emily C. Yarborough 


Roger Nooe '62 
Judy Penry '73 


Jeff Gary 
Shanna Veiga 


CLASS OF 2001 




Jonathan Allison '90 




Robert Beam '58 




Priscilla Book Campbell '79 




DeAnn Hargis-Kaminski '88 




Brenda Babb McCroskey '82 






FOCUS Spring 1 999 1 



MESSAG 



— J reetings from thi 
^ — s campus ! One of 
happens in the Maryville 
office is that now and the 
very old College publicat 
example, a visitor brough 
booklet entitled "Catalogi 
Students of Maryville Co 
for the Academic Year 18 
catalog for the first full ac 




1999 will cost $700,000, 
expansion of Bartlett Hall 
dent center has a price ta£ 

The Collegiate Departn 
total of 19 students, and tl 
(a kind of junior college \ 
another 46; this total of 6: 
with 944 enrolled in 1998 
students in the Preparator 
counterpart on campus to 

The reader of the 1871- 
most struck with the secti 



A Publkotion For Alumni And Friends Of Moryville College 




Maryville College FOCUS magazine 1999 (issn 309) 

Published three times a year 

Maryville College, 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804-5907 

Subscription price - none 




CONTENTS 

College is Possible Page 2 

Providing Access to Excellence Page 4 

Kin Takahashi Week Page 6 

Campus News Page 8 

Alumni News Page 10 

MC2000: Campaign Update Page 1 1 

Class Notes Page 15 



MC2000: PAGE 11 





Volume 99, Number A 






Spring 1999 


ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 
EXECUTIVE BOARD 








Tim Topham *80 




Maryville, Tennessee 




President 


President 


James Campbell ">3 


Gerald W. Gibson 


Maryville, Tennessee 




Vice President 


Vice President for Advancement 


Elton R. Jones 


Denise Smith Vogodo *74 


Edit 


Maryville, Tennessee 


Emily C. Yarborough 


Recording Secretary 


Director of Communications 




Jan Rickards Dungan '65 


Director of Campaigns and Louisville, Tennessee 


Principal Giving 


Past-President 


Anna B. Graham 






CLASS OF 1999 


Director of Development and Carol Corbett '51 


Alumni Affairs 


Greg Gheen '83 


Mark Cate 


Jim McCall '57 




Olivia Vawter Mills '55 


Director of Alumni and 


Tom Scott '61 


Parent Relations 




Karen Beaty 


CLASS OF 2000 




Martha Bess Ellis DeWiti '64 


Director of Gift Planning n „ „., 10 _ 


Lyn French 




David King '93 


Writers 


Roger Nooe '62 


Emily C. Yarborough 


Judy Penry '73 


Jeff Gary 




Shanna Veiga 


CLASS OF 2001 




Jonathan Allison '90 




Robert Beam '58 




Priscilla Book Campbell '79 




DeAnn Hargis-Kaminski '88 




Brenda Babb McCroskey '82 



FOCUS Spring 1999 1 



by 

Donna Davis, Vice President of 

Admissions/Enrollment 



COLLEGE 

POSSIBLE 

Keeping A Maryville Education Affordable 




Maryville College students pause in front of Fayerweather Hall. L-R: Seniors Brian Hastings, Sarah Knisley, and Patricia Romiti of Argentina enjoy the sunshine. 



Who can afford a Maryville education today? Like 
many private colleges, the price of a Maryville 
education has risen sharply in the last decade. Do increas 
ing prices mean that Maryville is moving away from the 
tradition of serving students from low- and mid- 
dle-income families? 

Before formal student aid programs were 
introduced in the early part of this century, 
Maryville College established a pattern of 
service to students with little or no ability to 
pay the price of a College education. At a time 
when most colleges served children of the upper 
classes, many Maryville students earned their keep 



by working on the College Farm or in the Maid Shop. 
Maryville continues to admit and enroll students regard- 
less of their ability to pay for college. Today, 
nine out of ten students at Maryville College 
receive student aid. In this year's entering 
class, one in three students is the first in their 
family to attend college. Over 200 Maryville 
students come from families with incomes 
under $30,000 and nearly 60% have fami- 
ly incomes under $60,000. 

The College also awards a signifi- 
cant number of academic scholarships 
to students from middle-income fam- 




2 



ilies. While these hard-working families do 
not meet the federal requirements for stu- 
dent aid, they still need help in paying for 
college. 

At one time, keeping the price low and 
helping students work their way through 
college made sense as a strategy for serving 
students of limited means. Unfortunately, 
making a College education affordable is 
far more complex now. Today, low prices 
actually provide the greatest benefit to stu- 
dents from higher income families who can 
afford to pay the full published price. A low 
college tuition means that someone else is 
paying the difference between tuition and 
the actual cost of providing the education. 
Every student, regardless of the family's 
ability to pay, receives the benefit of this 
cost subsidy. Keeping prices low through 
high cost subsidies can actually hurt stu- 
dents from low income families by limiting 
funding for student aid. 

The concepts of price, cost, and net price 
are critical to understanding college 
finances. Media attention has focused on 
college prices, virtually ignoring the more 
important factors of cost and net price. For 
families, the published price of a college is 
far less important than the net price - the 
amount of money they pay after deducting 
student aid from the bill. 

The price of a college or university is set 
below the cost of providing the education, 
in contrast to for-profit businesses where 
prices are set higher than costs in order to 
provide a profit. The price of a college 
depends on the college's costs and the avail- 
ability of financial resources to underwrite a 
cost subsidy for every student. For example, 
public university students pay about 35% of 
the cost of education with state taxpayers 
underwriting most of the balance. At private 
colleges, students pay a higher percentage 
of the cost of education with charitable con- 
tributions and endowment earnings making 
up the balance. 

The cost of a college education is the 
actual annual expense required to provide 
the education. Like families with different 
lifestyles, college costs are based on pro- 
gram choices and facility requirements. For 
example, a one-on-one Senior Thesis pro- 
gram staffed by full professors is more 





Sample 


Student Aid Awards 






For First- Year Students 




Family Income 




$20,000 


$35,000 


$60,000 


1998-99 Published Price 


20,415 


20,415 


20,415 


Student Aid 










Federal Pell Grant 




3,000 


850 




State/Federal Grant 




3,450 






MC Scholarship/Grant 




7,500 


11,100 


7,500 


Stafford Loan 




2,625 


2,625 


2,625 


Supplemental Loan 




2,500 


2,500 


1,000 


Compus job 




1.200 


1.200 


1.200 


Total Student Aid 




20,275 


18,275 


12,325 


Net Price 




$140 


$2,140 


$8,090 



expensive than the university model of 
undergraduate instruction delivered by 
graduate teaching assistants to classrooms 
of students. At Mary ville, millions of dol- 
lars are required 
each year to main- 
tain academic 
facilities, buy 
library books, 
operate residence 
halls, pay faculty 
and staff salaries, 
update computers, 
and provide ser- 
vices to students. 

The net price is 
the amount that a 
student pays after 
subtracting student 
aid from the bill. 
Originally, col- 
leges awarded student aid only to needy 
students in order to provide access to higher 
education to low-income groups. Most col- 
leges award student aid not only to those 
who have financial need, but also to stu- 
dents who earn academic scholarships, 
regardless of family income. It is the net 
price that opens or closes the door to a par- 
ticular college for most students. 

Maryville College continues in the spirit 
of making a College education affordable 
for students from all walks of life. The 
increases of recent years reflect a pricing 
strategy that asks students from families 
with higher 
incomes to pay a 
greater percentage 
of the actual cost 
of education. At 
the same time, 
funding increased 
for students with 
financial need and 
academic 
promise. This 
robust program of 
student aid sup- 
ported by gifts 
from alumni and 

friends permits the College to continue to 
serve a significant number of students from 
low- and middle-income families. 



Student Aid at Maryville College 



$8,000,000 
$7,000,000 
$6,000,000 
$5,000,000 
$4,000,000 
$3,000,000 
$2,000,000 
$1,000,000 
$0 




D Fed/State Aid ■ Grants ■ Scholarships 



FOCUS Spnng 1999 









PROVIDING 
ACCESS 

EXCELLENCE 



by 

Emily C. Yarborough 

Director of Communications 



J. Knox Singleton 70 




aryville College has long been associat- 
ed with some of the best colleges in the 
south for academic excellence. Maryville has 
been recognized by US News & World Report as 
a Top 10 Southern Region liberal arts college for 
four out of the last five years and last year was 
added to the John Templeton Foundation's 
Honor Roll for Character Building Colleges. 
Committed to its mission, Maryville College 
continues to admit students with academic 
promise without regard to financial need. 

In this time of increased "sticker price," 
Maryville has become associated in some peo- 
ples' minds with some of its "wealthier" sister 
schools. However, though tuition and fees for 
the 1999-00 school year will exceed $20,000, 
the majority of MC students are able to attend 
only due to the financial support provided to 
them. 

Gifts to the MC Annual Fund help provide 
access to MC's academic excellence. One way 
to help is through annually funded scholarships 



that assist students with the cost of tuition, fees, 
room and board. Scholarships are a vital part of 
the College's financial aid program and give stu- 

"Its (Maryville College) historic 
mission has been to carry an educa- 
tion to those that are hungry for it, 
but that are in danger of not being 
given it by others" 

- Samuel Tyndale, 
fifth president of Maryville College 

dents strong encouragement to excel in their 
studies. 

Students are selected for scholarships based on 
criteria established by the donor. A committee of 
faculty and administrators, including the 



FOCUS Spring 1999 



Director of Financial Aid, oversees the awarding 
of all college scholarships. 

To establish a named scholarship, the donor 
must make a commitment to support the pro- 
gram on an annual basis. For more information 
about Maryville's annual scholarship program 
readers may contact Director of Development 
Mark Cate at 423/981-8199. 



The Singletons 



One couple who are helping the College in its 
mission are J. Knox '70 and Peggy Tucker Singleton 

'70. When asked why he and his wife estab- 
lished a named scholarship at Maryville 
College. Singleton said "it was an easy choice to 
make." 

The Singletons attended Maryville for two 
years in the late 60's. He says, "we get all of the 
College publications and have kept up with the 
school over the years. We are doing this at some 
other schools and after we thought about it, we 
decided 'why not just do this?'" 

What "this" is is the J. Knox and Peggy 
Singleton Scholarship. 

The scholarship provides $2000 per year to a 
student who demonstrates financial need- 
preferably someone who has few, if any, other 
sources of support for college expenses. 
Preference is also given to minority students. 

A native of Murphy, NC, who received finan- 
cial aid while in college, Singleton says he was 
raised with the idea of giving back to others. 
"And my time at Maryville College certainly 
helped me solidify my thinking that service to 
others is an important value" he says. 

Currently, Singleton is President and CEO of 
Inova Health System in Falls Church, VA. Inova 
is a not for profit community health care system 
made up predominately of hospitals and health 
care systems. He also serves on the College's 
National Advisory Council. 

Smith Jean-Philippe 

When Smith Jean-Philippe reported to foot- 
ball practice at Maryville College in the fall 
of 1996, he had never even seen the moun- 
tains of East Tennessee, much less the MC 
campus. 

He came to Maryville College on a leap of 
faith. The Haitian native arrived at Maryville via 



Miami due to a combination of factors — the 
reputation of the College, the desire to play foot- 
ball and the promise of financial aid. 

Originally from Haiti, Jean-Philippe moved to 
Miami with his family at the age of nine. 
English is his second language. His mother 
taught school in Haiti and his father is the pastor 
of a French-speaking 
church affiliated with the 
Church of God. The oldest 
of three siblings, Jean- 
Philippe would have found 
it difficult if not impossible 
to attend college without 
financial aid. 

As a high school football 
player, Jean-Philippe 
received an unsolicited let- 
ter from an MC coach say- 
ing he "would like to talk to 
him when he was in the 
Miami area." Jean-Philippe 
said he started researching 
the College and when MC 
offered him a scholarship 
he thought, "why not?" 

Now he loves it here— so 
much so that in the future 
he hopes to become a resi- 
dent director (RD) on 
campus while he attends 
graduate school at the 
University of Tennessee in 
Knoxville. 

Jean-Philippe is a well- 
rounded student. In addi- 
tion to being an outside 
linebacker for the Fighting 
Scots, the business/organi- 
zational management 
major has been a freshman 
and junior class senator and is the budgetary 
officer for his hall council. He has been a resi- 
dent assistant (RA) for two years in Lloyd Hall 
and one year in Gamble. And this year he serves 
on the College's Drug and Alcohol Committee. 
"We discuss ways to better educate students 
about drugs and alcohol dangers," he said. 

Jean-Philippe is grateful for his educational 
opportunities as Maryville College and grateful 
to alumni like Knox and Peggy Singleton who 
make those opportunities a reality. 




Smith Jean-Philippe, a 
member of the class of 
2000, receives the J. Knox 
and Peggy Singleton 
Scholarship. 



FOCOS Spring 1 999 




Kin Tab 
Return 



Sylvia Fugote Heard '61 wipes down the furniture in the library last summer during Kin Takahashi Week. 



Volunteer 
workers will 
return to 
Maryville for 
Kin Takahashi 
Week, 
June 21-25 



It was a monsoon-like afternoon 
last summer. Kin Takahashi Week 
volunteers Don and Sylvia Fugate 
Heard '61 took a break from the out- 
door activities. 

"This is wonderful weather," Don 
exclaimed, as the rain pelted the 
early summer soil. "Just like 
Oregon." 

"It gives us a chance to volunteer 
indoors," Sylvia added, as she headed 
to the Lamar Memorial Library for a 
stint in the stacks. 

Such enthusiasm marks the spirit of 
Kin Takahashi Week (known affec- 
tionately on campus as Kin T. Week). 
The brainchild of MC alumnus and 
board member, Dan Greaser '60. and 
MC Vice President and Treasurer 
Ron Appuhn, the week enters its 
third year this summer. 



6 fOCUS Spring 1999 



nhashi Week 




"" - 



by 

Jeff Gary 



Participation growth is greatly 
anticipated with 43 participants the 
first year and over 80 last year. 

The extreme rain of the past two 
Kin T. weeks actually necessitated 
the move to the late-June dates. This 
year, Kin T Week will be held June 
21 -25. 

Some of this year's featured activi- 
ties include an opening and welcome 
breakfast Monday morning, interior 
and exterior projects at Crawford 
House, planting flowers and shrubs 
and trimming trees. 

For the Heards, there are many rea- 
sons why Kin T. Week brings them 
across the country for the week of 
fun, fellowship and frenetic activi- 
ties. For Sylvia, it is a chance to 
renew acquaintances and revisit her 
alma mater. For Don, the week repre- 
sents all that is right about volun- 
teerism. 

"One of the best things about Kin 
T. Week is the fellowship that occurs 
when meeting up with a group of 
people who all share the love of 
Maryville College and what it has 
meant to so many people over the 
years," Sylvia said. "It is about giv- 
ing of one's time and talents to pre- 
serve our rich heritage as shown by 
Kin Takahashi." 

During last year's event, it was also 
a chance for Sylvia to get an update 
on Max Williams '00. Max is one of 
four members of the Class of 2000 
who has been featured regularly in 
FOCUS magazine. A Bonner Scholar, 
Max volunteered in the Dominican 
Republic two summers ago, just as 




Don Heard prepares to paint in the International House during Kin Takahashi Week last summer. 



the first Kin T. Week was being held. 
As he prepared to leave the island 
nation. Max gave away most of his 
clothes to the children - including a 
brand new pair of Nikes. 
Being a retired Nike executive, Sylvia 
read the story and was touched by the 
spirit Max exhibited. She arranged for 
him to receive a new pair of shoes, 
free of charge. 

This connection between alumni from 
different generations describes much 
about the Maryville College spirit. It 
is this spirit that is alive and well and 
very much a part of Kin T. Week, as 
alumni and friends roll up their 



sleeves and share in the work of mak- 
ing MC a better place for future gen- 
erations of students like Max. 

"Kin T. Week is a great way to give 
something back to the school that 
means so much to me, and to maybe 
in some way provide for the MC stu- 
dents of today and tomorrow," Sylvia 
said, planning to participate in Kin T. 
Week again this summer. 

For more information about Kin T. 
Week, please contact Jan Bible, 
Executive Assistant for Business 
Services at 423-981-8132 or Vice 
President and Treasurer, Ron Appuhn 
at 423-981-8245. 



fOCUSSpring 1999 



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Maryville College Athletes Score Achievements 



Chris Housewright 



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BASKETBALL 

The 1998-99 men's and women's 
basketball teams finished their seasons 
on a high note. The Lady Scots, 
under new Head Coach Dean Walsh 
'89. finished with a 19-6 record and a 



#7 ranking in the South Region. The 
Scots, under Head Coach Randy 
Lambert '76, finished with a 21-4 
record and a #3 ranking in the South 
Region. The Scots made it to the sec- 
ond round of the NCAA Tournament 
before losing to Mississippi College 
67-53. 

Several individuals were recognized 
for their efforts. Chris Housewright, a 
junior, led the Scots in scoring and 
was named to the All-South Division 
III Second team. Lesley Roberson, a 
senior guard, was nominated for 
Kodak Ail-American and was #2 in 
the nation in steals (5.3). Liz Hewitt, 
a junior guard, led the team in scoring, 
was nominated for Kodak Ail- 
American, was First Team District IV 
GTE Academic All-American, and 



was #2 in the country in three pointers 
made per game (3.1). 

SOCCER 

The Maryville College women's 
soccer team has again won the 
National Soccer Coaches Association 
of America Team Academic Award. 
The Lady Scots had the 23rd best 
grade point average nationally among 
all NCAA Division III schools. 

Individually, juniors Crissy Wieck 
and Misty Herron were named to the 
NSCAA All-Region Scholar Athlete 
Team. Sixteen players within the 
Maryville College program were 
named USAA All-American Scholars. 
The current GPA for the soccer pro- 
gram is 3.05. 



Summer means time for flatpicking 



Every summer. Maryville College 
hosts Steve Kaufman's Flatpicking 
Guitar and Mandolin Camps for musi- 
cians who play bluegrass, newgrass 
and traditional guitar music. The 
camps are designed to gather musi- 
cians of all levels to learn, play, eat and 
sleep music for one week on the scenic 
grounds of Maryville College. 

It was Kaufman's wife. Donna Dixon 
'89. who thought the mountain setting 
of MC's campus would make a perfect 
place for the musical camps, as well as 
the evening concerts performed 
throughout the week. 



Since Dixon introduced Maryville 
College to her husband, Kaufman has 
held his Flatpicking Guitar Camp on 
the grassy lawns of the college for four 
years and the Mandolin Camp for two. 

Kaufman has also offered guitar 
picking workshops in Japan and 
Switzerland, and is the only three time 
winner of the National Flatpicking 
Championships held in Winfield. 

While her husband stays busy orga- 
nizing music workshops, touring and 
performing, Dixon manages a medical 
fitness program she developed at 
Blount Memorial Hospital. Dixon 



received her bachelor's degree in exer- 
cise science at Maryville College and 
her master's degree at the University of 
Tennessee in exercise physiology. 

The dates for this year's Mandolin 
Camp are June 2-6, and the 
Flatpicking Camp will be held June 6 - 
13. Cost of the camps are $425 and 
$650, which includes classes, concerts, 
workshops, meals, housing and unlim- 
ited jamming. 

For more information about the 
camps or the nightly public perfor- 
mances, please call (423) 982-3808. 



FOCUS Spring 1999 



CAMPUS NEWS 



LAMAR ALEXANDER TO SPEAK 
AT COMMENCEMENT 



The Honorable Lamar 
Alexander, currently a candi- 
date for President of the United 
States, will be the Maryville College 
commencement speaker on Sunday, 
May 16 at 6 p.m. Alexander will 
also receive an honorary Doctor of 
Laws from the alma mater of his par- 
ents, the late Andy '34 and Flo 
Alexander '35. The ceremonies will 
be held on the lawn next to Anderson 
Hall. 

Alexander is co-founder and vice 
president of Corporate Family 
Solutions, Inc. The Blount County 



native is the former governor of 
Tennessee, former U.S. Secretary of 
Education, and former president of 
The University of Tennessee. 

Baccalaureate will be held at 2 
p.m. on the 16th in Wilson Chapel. 
Dr. Mark Knisley will deliver the 
baccalaureate address. Dr. Knisley 
is the Senior Pastor at Graystone 
Presbyterian Church in Knoxville. 
The title of his sermon is "True 
Treasures." Knisley has a personal 
tie to this year's graduation. His 
daughter, Sarah, is a member of the 
class of '99. 




Lamar Alexander at a taping for the MC2000 
Campaign video 



Professors Receive 
Salzburg Mellon 
Fellowships 

Two Maryville College pro- 
fessors have received 
Salzburg Mellon Fellowships for 
1999. Dr. Carl Gombert, assis- 
tant professor of Art, and Dr. 
Barbara Wells, assistant profes- 
sor of Sociology, were chosen 
for the fellowships to be held in 
Salzburg, Austria next fall. 

Gombert will attend "The Arts, 
Religion and the Shaping of 
Culture," September 4-11. Wells 
will attend "Race and Ethnicity: 
Social Change Through Public 
Awareness," October 9-16. 



TUITION AND FEES SET FOR 
1 999-2000 



As reported elsewhere in this 
issue of FOCUS, Maryville 
College strives to make the cost of a 
Maryville education affordable to all 
students. Tuition and fees for next 
year will reflect the lowest dollar 
increase in over a decade and the 
lowest percentage increase since 
1984. Knowing that paying for col- 
lege is a significant financial expense 
for students and their families, the 
College has worked hard to meet the 
challenge of paying the rising 
expenses of providing the best possi- 
ble education while keeping the 
increase in tuition and fees at a mini- 
mum. 



The tuition increase is needed to 
pay the rising costs of College opera- 
tions such as utilities, insurance pre- 
miums, and equipment replacement 
and to provide well-deserved salary 
increases for our faculty and staff. 
The meal plan increase covers the 
College's cost from its food service 
vendor, Aladdin. Tuition and fees for 
1999-2000 will be: tuition $15,600; 
activity fee $225; technology fee 
$200; room $2,400; and meal plan 
$2,680 for a total of $21,105. The 
total represents a 3.4 percent increase 
over the 1998-99 year. 



FOCUS Spring 1999 



ALUMNI NEWS 



McQueen honored with 
Distinguished Service Award 



John Christian McQueen, Jr. '34 was 
recognized with a Distinguished 
Service Award by the Maryville College 
Board of Directors in February. Elton 
Jones, Vice President for College 
Advancement, presented the award to 
McQueen at ceremonies held in 
Birmingham, AL. 

"One cannot achieve this alone," 
McQueen said. "The College provided 
lasting friendships and a faculty dedi- 
cated to its calling and family relation- 
ships - all based on a faith shared by the 
Maryville College community. On this 
foundation, we built our ministry, which 
the board has chosen to recognize and 
honor." 

McQueen was born Dec. 12, 1913. 
His parents were missionaries in the 
Congo. After McQueen graduated from 
high school in Hattiesburg, MS, he 
attended Maryville College where he 
graduated with a BA degree. He contin- 
ued his education for the ministry in 
Louisville Presbyterian Seminary in 
Kentucky, graduating with a BD degree. 
He also studied at McCormiek 
Seminary in Chicago. 

He served pastorates at Hunter 
Presbyterian Church in Lexington, KY, 
Central Presbyterian Church in 
Meridian, Ms, First Presbyterian 
Church in Owensboro, KY. And Trinity 
Presbyterian Church in Louisville, KY. 
He also served as Associate Minister at 
South Highland Presbyterian Church in 
Birmingham, AL. where he retired in 
1980. After retirement, McQueen 
served as interim pastor in churches in 
the Birmingham Presbytery and served 



twice as temporary chaplain at 
Kirkwood by the River Retirement 
Home. 

In 1965, McQueen was Moderator of 
the Synod of Kentucky where he was 
chairman of Religious Education for the 
Synod. During his pastorate in 
Meridian, McQueen was the reporter of 
Church News in the Synod of 
Mississippi for "The Presbyterian 
Outlook." He served on the Board of 
Directors at Lees 
College in Jackson, KY, 
and on the Board of 
Curators at Centre 
College in Danville, KY. 
During his ministry, 
McQueen was a com- 
missioner to four 
General Assemblies, and 
in four of his five pas- 
torates, he conducted 
building programs. At 
the Seminary 
Commencement in 1989, 
he was honored as a 
Distinguished Alumni. 
One of the suites in 
Carnegie Hall was fur- 
nished in honor of the 
McQueens in 1993 by 
Mrs. Mel Robinson. 

McQueen and wife of 
62 years, Lillian Crawford 
'37 are planning to move back to 
Maryville. They have two daughters, 
Rochelle Tillapaugh of Fairfax, VA. and 
Mary Sinclair, deceased, five grandchil- 
dren and five great grandchildren. 



"The College pro- 
vided lasting friend- 
ships and a faculty 
dedicated to its 
calling and family 
relationships - all 
based on a faith 
shared by the 
Maryville College 
community..." 




Front: John C. McQueen, Jr 
Back: granddaughter Kathy 



'34 and Lillian Crawford McQueen '37. 
Hirsch and daughter Rochelle Tillapaugh. 



FOCUS Spring 1999 



THE BEST POSSlBL JCOLLECE 




Regional Efforts Begin 

MC2000 Campaign passes $13 million mark 



As regional efforts for the 
MC2000 Campaign get under- 
way, campaign staff and members of 
the MC2000 Steering Committee are 
visiting alumni and friends across the 
country. 

"Now is the time to make a greater 
commitment to Maryville College ," 
says Dan Greaser '60, a member of the 
MC2000 Steering Committee. "But 
outright financial gifts are not all that 
the College needs. 

"Essentially," Greaser tells alumni, 
"Maryville College is what you make 
it. You're a part of it. If you speak 
well of it, you help it." 

There are numerous ways alumni can 
get involved with the campaign. "We 
need your gifts, either outright or 
deferred," says Greaser, "and we need 
your time and talents as well." 

He advises, "volunteer your time to 
help out on campus during Kin 
Takahashi Week. Be informed about 
the College. Read and understand 
where the College is today and then 
promote it at every opportunity. 

"Become a spokesperson for the 
College," says Greaser, "tell our 
story to potential students, high 



schools in your area, churches, and 
other parents. Let us know about foun- 
dations that you think would be a good 
fit with the College. And finally," he 
says, "display your MC pride. Wear 
MC jerseys, hats, and clothing whenev- 
er you can, even jogging." 

Everyone has the potential to help 
Maryville College achieve our MC2000 
goals. To find out more, contact Anna 
Graham, Director of the MC2000 
Campaign at (423) 981-8202. 



REGIONAL EFFORTS 

March 18 Raleigh 

April 8 Asheville 

April 20 Knoxville 

April 27 Tri-Cities 

June 10 Atlanta 

June 15 Washington D.C. 

Fall '99 - Spring 2000 

Chicago, Nashville, Chattanooga, 
Delaware Valley, Birmingham 




MC2000 

STEERING COMMITTEE 

MEMBERS 



Eleanor "Ellie" Morrow Craven 

Maryville, TN 

Sheridan "Dan" Greaser '60 

Farragut, TN 

Natalie Haslam 

Knoxville TN 

Christine "Teenie" Hayworth 

Knoxville. TN 

Fred Lawson, Chair 

Knoxville, TN 

Baxter Lee (deceased) 
Knoxville, TN 

Cole Piper '68 

Knoxville, TN 

Richard Ragsdale 

Nashville, TN 

Richard Ray '52 

Walland, TN 

Mary Kay Sullivan 

Maryville, TN 



Lew E. Weems 

Knoxville, TN 



FOCUS Spring 1999 



THE MC2000 CAMPAIGN 




STUDENT CENTER 

Piper makes naming gift 




The experiences he had and the fond 
memories he made are reasons why 
Cole Piper '68 continues to contribute to 
his Maryville College alma mater. 

"I've been contributing, as I could, 
ever since I graduated," Piper said. "Part 
of the reason goes back to the memories 
I made while getting my education at the 
college, another reason is how important 
Maryville College is to me." 

A member of the MC2000 Steering 
Committee, Piper recently made a major 
gift naming the post office in the student 
center in honor of his parents. Rose and 
Austin. "We are delighted to receive this 
commitment, which will help us reach 
our goal of renovating and expanding 
Bartlett Hall as a student center," said 
Anna B. Graham, Director of the 
MC2000 Campaign. 

It was a trip with his parents to the 
southeast that eventually led to Piper's 
decision to attend Maryville College. 
Piper was looking at southern colleges 
when, at the time, made a whimsical 
decision and a brief detour to visit the 
MC campus. Now, Piper sees the spur of 
the moment decision as a moment of fate 
and wouldn't change his educational 
experience for the world. 

"Maryville College gives students an 
opportunity to go through the maturing 
process from high school through college 
in an environment where there is a sense 
of community," Piper said "The students 
really get to know their teachers and teachers 
get to know their students. Pretty much 
everybody knows everyone. There is a real 
sense of family." 

Piper also said that Maryville College's 
size helped him develop his self confidence 




Cole Piper '68 



much 
more easi- 
ly and 
quickly 
than it 
would 
have if he 

had attended a large university. It also gave 
him a good opportunity to participate in ath- 
letics. 

Piper majored in sociology and earned a 
minor in history at Maryville College. 
Maintaining a full class schedule, he also 
worked part time at Proffitt's Corporate 
Headquarters for two years. Upon graduating 
in 1968, Piper returned to his native 
Pennsylvania where he taught history to high 
school students for four years. 
In 1972, he made his way back to Maryville, 
where he lived for nearly 27 years and estab- 
lished a long-time career at Proffitt's 
Corporate Headquarters. In January of 1 999, 
Piper retired as Proffitt's Executive Vice 
President. 

While working at Proffitt's, Piper orga- 
nized corporate Mountain Challenge work- 
shops, and became quite impressed by the 
unique experiential learning process, a hall- 
mark of the program. He eventually joined 
the Mountain Challenge Advisory Board and 
became good friends with Bruce Guillaume '76. 
Director. Since retirement from Proffitt's, 
Piper has been working as the Director of 
Development for Mountain Challenge. In 
this role. Piper works to develop new busi- 
ness and expand contacts. 

"We're extremely fortunate to have some- 
one with Cole's background and experience 
on our team," says Guillaume. "He has a 
unique understanding of the corporate envi- 
ronment and the specific training needs." 



12 



FOCUS Spring 1999 



THE MC2000 CAMPAIGN 



THE UfcSr POSSIBLE COLL 




ISTRY 



Orr family gift names window in 
CCM for professor 



Professor Horace Eugene Orr '12, the son 
of an itinerant Presbyterian preacher 
from Arkansas, was one of the most respect- 
ed teachers in the annals of Mary ville 
College. 

Dr. Orr, who retired as Professor of 
Religion and Philosophy, as well as 
Chairman of the Division of Bible, 
Philosophy and Education, served his alma 
mater for 38 years. He only fully retired 
shortly before his death in 1958. 

Orr was pastor of a small church in 
Normandy, TN in 1919 when President 
Wilson used his persuasive powers to entice 
the young man to return to Maryville to 
teach. Over the years Orr was, in his own 
words, "flabbergasted" by the influence he 
had on students. 

Orr was perhaps best known for teaching 
an ethics course that was a requirement for 
graduation. He also taught religion and 
Bible courses, headed the Alumni 
Association in its quest to raise funds for the 
Alumni Gym, occasionally preached at New 
Providence Presbyterian Church and orga- 
nized the Maryville College Parish, which 
provided student preachers to small country, 
churches. In 1958, Thomas Horst '48, then 
Assistant Professor of Religion and 
Philosophy, published a compilation of Orr's 
lectures entitled "Christian Ethics for 
Practical Living." 

Orr's years of service were a family affair. 
The family home was on nearby historic 
Indiana Avenue and generations of students 
remember his wife, the former Loy 
Alexander, as a "genuine lady." Others 



"Supporting the 
College was 
important to 
dad... he was 
always involved in 
something on 
behalf of the 
College. 



recall the close family of five children as a 
"great family." Four of his five children 
graduated from the College. One son was 
tragically lost in WWII. 

It is his surviving family's desire to honor 
their father's memory that has resulted in 
a gift for the renovation of the Center 
for Campus Ministry. Daughters 
Mary 0. Kidder '41 (Mrs. David 
'42). Mildred 0. Potter '48 (Mrs 
Marshall), Ruth 0. Allen '55 
(Mrs. Thomas '58), and 
daughter-in-law Margaret 
(Mrs. Eugene '39) have 
donated $5000 to name a 
window in the CCM for 
their father. 

According to Mildred 
Potter, whose husband 
Marshall's portrait of her 
father will also hang in 
the CCM, "we're so grati- 
fied by people's response 
to my father. Everywhere 
we go, people say to us 
'your father did so much for 
me.' 

"Supporting the College was 
important to dad... he was always 
involved in something on behalf of 

the College. We think this is an n . . „ .._ 

. Professor Horace Eugene Orr 1 2 

appropriate way ot making sure the 

name of Horace Orr lives on and continues 
to help future generations of students." 

For more information about other gift nam- 
ing opportunities in the CCM, contact Anna 
Graham in Willard House. 



Mildred Potter 




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13 



THE MC2000 CAMPAIGN 



^ENDOWMENT 

Savvy stewardship not just for 
seniors 



Conventional wisdom holds that 
only senior citizens do estate 
and charitable gift planning. Don't tell 
that to Allen and Patricia Bunge. Still 
only in their forties, this Greensboro, 
NC couple has already set up a chari- 
table remainder unitrust. There are 
two good reasons why Allen Bunge '73 
is ahead of the curve. First, as a CPA, 
he is well acquainted with tax strate- 
gies. Second, he comes from a family 
where charitable giving is a tradition. 
It is only logical, therefore, that while 
pondering ways to reduce the family 
tax burden, he would include planned 
giving. 

"With this unitrust," he said, "I 
reduce taxes and know that I"m doing 
something good for my alma mater." 

Though devoted to MC, Allen 
Bunge used to worry about its finan- 
cial health and vitality. 

"I wouldn't have wanted to invest in 
the College if I questioned its future," 
he said. But having been back to the 
College twice in the last two years, 
Allen was electrified by a "new spirit" 
and a new vitality on campus." 

Attuned to financial issues he said, 
"I'm very encourage by the strength 
the College is showing and feel confi- 
dent that it's financially solid and on 
the right track." 

A unitrust is irrevocable. Once 
done, it can't be undone. This made 
Patricia Bunge hesitate, but when she 
grasped the tax benefits and saw that 




Patricia and Allen Bunge '73 

the trust would provide them good 
income, she embraced the idea. 
Moreover, as a faculty member at 
Guilford Technology Community 
College, Patricia is enthusiastic about 
supporting education. 

Allen Bunge displays the versatility 
of a liberal arts graduate. An econom- 
ics major who is now a CPA, invest- 
ment advisor and real estate broker. 
However, his chief passion in college 
was choral music. He made a special 
effort to be present when Harry 
Harter, his choir director at MC, 
received the Maryville College 
Medallion last fall. 

In 1982 Allen's father. Gordon 
Bunge, showed his gratitude to 
Maryville College by establishing an 
endowed music scholarship in Allen's 
honor. 

Financial savvy, a love for music, a 
belief in education, a devotion to 
Maryville College, a family tradition 
of philanthropy - it all ties together, 
making what might seem a surprising 
gift for this young couple, perfectly 
natural. 

Reprinted from MC Futures 



Swann endows 
scholarship 

Scholarships to benefit 
Sevier County Students. 

Sometimes gifts to the MC endow- 
ment are the result of careful 
planning (see related Bunge article), 
and sometimes they are the result of 
fortunate circumstances. 

Such is the case with the Amos 
Swann Scholarship Fund. 

Amos Swann was a successful 
farmer in Sevier County, TN who had 
the good fortune to own property 
where developers wanted to build a 
corridor leading to a major tourist 
attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN. 

As he approached the end of his life, 
Swann decided he wanted to share his 
wealth with young students from 
Sevier County. According to his niece. 
Jeanna Swann, "he was very deliberate 
about wanting his estate to go to help 
young people who want to attend col- 
lege." As a result, Maryville has 
received a sizable unsolicited gift to 
endow the Amos Swann Scholarship 
Fund. Others who benefited from 
Swann's generosity include Carson 
Newman College, Hiwassee College, 
and the Kodak United Methodist 
Church. 

Swann. bom in 1916, spent his entire 
life in the Sevier County region of 
Kodak. Although he was only able to 
attend two years of high school, "he 
valued education," says Jeanna Swann. 

"This nearly half-million dollar 
bequest was a wonderful surprise for 
the College." says Dr. Gerald Gibson, 
MC president. "It makes a difference 
with the endowment portion of the 
MC2000 Campaign, thereby helping us 
to attract and retain the growing num- 
ber of students from Sevier County 
who attend Maryville College." 



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fOCUS Spring 1999 



CLASS NOTES 



20s 



Eleanor Collins Shrader '27, lives in 
Lexington, KY, and writes that she is 
doing well after suffering a stroke 
four years ago. 

Gene Gabbard '29, is recovering from 
surgery for cancer. He continues to 
live in Aurora, IN. 



30s 



Edith Burns Little '30, celebrated her 
90th birthday on Jan. 5, 1999, in the 
dining room of Fairpark Nursing 
Home in Maryville. 

Patsy Hall Murray '31, celebrated her 
90th birthday on Aug. 5, 1998. She 
lives in Athens, TN, and remains 
active in church and community 
affairs. 

Julia Terry Dickinson '32, writes that she 
continues to be proud of MC and its 
accomplishments. She lives in Glen 
Arbor, MI. 

Hubert L. Duncan '32, and his wife have 
travelled extensively over the years. 
Their daughters take them to "some 
exotic place" each year for their 
anniversary celebration. They have 
been married for 62 years and now 
live in Claremont Manor, a retirement 
community in Claremont, CA. 

Glenn Hook '34, is living in a retire- 
ment home in Sheboygan Falls, WI. 
His wife, Alma Day Hook, died Nov. 
25, 1997. She was a high school 
teacher. 



Mark L Andrews '37, is now living in 
Ingelside Presbyterian Residence in 
Washington, DC. He continues to 
serve as Parish Associate in 
Lewinsville Presbyterian Church in 
McLean, VA, and is a member of the 
Mission Support Committee of 
National Capital Presbytery. 

Helen Ridenhour Goodman '39, is a 

retired teacher and lives in 
Rockingham, NC. Her granddaugh- 
ter, Kelly Dull, graduated from ASU 
in Boone. NC, in May, 1998, and was 
married in September. 
Granddaughter, Gina Goodman 
Burgin, is expecting her second child. 

John Magill '39, and Louise Wells Magill 
'41, have recently moved to the Gulf 
Coast Village in Cape Coral, FL. 
John is active in Kiwanis and church, 
and Louise in PEO, DAR and church. 
They will celebrate 57 years of mar- 
riage in 1999, and have two children, 
five grandchildren and two great 
grandchildren. 



40s 



Jane Short Hower '41, and Carol May 
Short Lootens '47, enjoyed a trip to 
southern England in June, 1998. 
They took Jane's daughter, Catherine 
Stewart, and their brother Bill's (class 
of 1942) daughter, Sue Short, with 
them. 

Eloise Zimmerman Rogers '41, attended 
her second grandson's wedding in 
Chicago in July, 1998. She and her 
oldest daughter also enjoyed a two- 
week cruise and sightseeing trip to 
Alaska, Denali National Park and 
environs in late August. She contin- 



ues to do volunteer work and remains 
active in church and community orga- 
nizations in Gainesville, FL. 

Robert B. Short '41, reports that his 
wife, Lavinia Mullinix Short, died on 
Dec. 19, 1998, at their home in 
Tallahassee, FL. A memorial service 
was held at Trinity United Methodist 
Church on Dec. 23, 1998. 

Dudley S. Moore '42, writes that he 
retired (again) on Jan. 31, 1998. He 
was an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. 

Cecil Eanes '43, returned to his first 
church, Third Creek at Cleveland, 
NC, for the dedication of an addition 
to the Sunday school building he 
helped to build during his ministry 
there in 1945-49. He and his wife, 
Mildred Montgomery Eanes '42, celebrat- 
ed their 55th wedding anniversary on 
a cruise to Alaska. 

Nancy Russell Lynn '45, has enjoyed 
teaching for Global Volunteers in 
Poland and China during the last two 
years. She hopes to be able to contin- 
ue the work for several weeks each 
year. 

Rosalind Gorges Watlington '46, is still 
teaching violin, playing in the 
Bermuda Philharmonic Society 
Orchestra, Gilbert and Sullivan 
Society performances and in the 
Daylesford Sinfonia. 

Nelle Ousley Widner '46, and her hus- 
band celebrated their 50th wedding 
anniversary on June 21, 1997, with a 
renewal of their wedding vows. The 
minister who married them officiated 
at the renewal ceremony, and mem- 
bers of the original wedding party 
took part. The Widners live in Alcoa, 
TN. 



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15 



CLASS NOTES 



Marguerite Priest Carroll '49, and her 

husband have known each other since 
1934, and became reacquainted at 
their 50th high school reunion. 
Between them, they have ten children. 
20 grandchildren and six great-grand- 
children. The Carrolls make their 
home in Westerville, OH. 



50s 



Curtis Wilbanks '53. and his wife took 
an eight- weeks, 10,000 mile motor 
trip through the U. S. and the 
Canadian Rocky Mountains in 1998. 
They celebrated Christmas with their 
children and grandchildren at Disney 
world. 

Mary J. Bevan Freeman '54, and her 

husband now live in Oxford, MS. 



They chose to retire there because it is 
a university community with many 
interesting things to do. They invite 
friends to visit them. 

Emily Smith Hoyer '54. has been com- 
missioned by Presbytery of Giddings- 
Lovejoy to serve the First 
Presbyterian Church, Cuba, Missouri, 
as Commissioned Lay Pastor. She is 
the first CLP in the presbytery and 
also serves on the Task Force to train 
future CLPs. 

Marcia Williams Kling '56, writes that 
the October wedding of her daughter 
in Raleigh. NC, was the occasion for a 
mini-Maryville reunion. Joining in 
the celebration were Bob Watson '61, 
and Ann Newcomer Watson '60: David 
Helwig '56. and Jean Kemper Helwig '56; 
Hugh Walker '53; and Jackie Speigner 
Chambless '56, who was Marcia's MC 
roommate. 



Jim Laster '56. and Madlon Travis Laster 
'56, spent a week in London over 
New Year's 1999, as a gift from 
Trinity Episcopal Church in 
Winchester, VA, where he has been 
organist for 25 years. A surprise cele- 
bration was held with nine composi- 
tions of Jim's sung at the service. 
Two tickets to London were presented 
to Jim and Madlon at the close of the 
program. 

Adlai Boyd '57, is currently singing 
baritone in both the Asheville Choral 
Society and in its small ensemble, the 
New Day Singers. He has written two 
book reviews for the journal "Child 
and Family Behavior Therapy." He is 
retired from the faculty of the 
University of South Florida and now 
lives in his Montreat, NC home. 

Virginia Marshall Ramsey '57. was 

selected by the Georgia Art Education 



Dr. Otto Pf lanze, Jr. wins of the 1 999 Einhard Prize 



r. Otto Pflanze Jr. '40 was 

recently awarded the presti- 
gious 1999 Einhard Prize by the 
Einhard Foundation of Seligenstadt, 
Germany for his three-volume biog- 
raphy on Otto von Bismarck. The 
distinguished 1990 book was recent- 
ly published in German by Beck 
Publishers. 

The Einhard Prize carries a cash 
award of 20,000 German marks, an 
equivalent of about $1 1.000 in 
American money. The distinguished 
award was given on recommenda- 
tion of an international jury consist- 
ing of French Historian and biogra- 
pher, Jean Favier of the Institute of 
France, Dr. Roberto Zapperi, an 
Italian biographer and historian of 
international repute, and German 



delegate. Dr. Gustav Seibt, a leading 
German literary critic. 

"Pflanze has presented the most 
extensive work about Bismarck in 
decades," explained the jury. 
Jury delegates went on to praise 
Pflanze for his comprehensive work 
of the Bismark era, including the 
immense amount of printed materi- 
als of Bismarck he collected and the 
broad range of sources he used to 
detail interrelations between people 
and political events all the way to 
the constitutional functioning of the 
German Empire. 

"Pflanze's often microscopic 
attention to detail does not result in 
an undifferentiated gray in gray pic- 
tures," continued the jury. "There is 
also to praise the quiet, evocative 



language, the wide arc of the narra- 
tive and the clever use of quotations 
from sources." 

Thirty years of Pflanze's scholarly 
life have been spent researching and 
writing about Bismarck, the founder 
and first chancellor of the German 
Empire. He earned his doctorate at 
Yale University, taught history in 
Minnesota and at Bard College. 
Pflanze was also a member of the 
Institute for Advanced Study at 
Princeton and the Historical Kolleg 
in Munich, and from 1977 to 1986, 
was the editor of the American 
Historical Review. 

Pflanze's volumes on Bismarck 
are available at the Blount County 
Library in Maryville, TN. 



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FOCUS Spring 1999 



CLASS NOTES 



Association as the 1998 Middle 
School Art Teacher of the Year for the 
state of Georgia. 

Barbara Wilkie Tedford '57, has retired 
from Glenville State College after 23 
years in the English department. She 
and her husband, Sidney Tedford '57, 

have moved back to their home in 
Elkins, WV. He again directed the 
Davis and Elkins College Alumni 
Choir at Homecoming in October, 
1998. 

Ted Wilson '57, was elected to the 
Blount County Sports Hall of Fame in 
1997, the inaugural year of the 
awards. He has previously coached at 
Maryville Middle, Maryville High 
and Dobyns-Bennett High School in 
Kingsport, TN. He is retired and lives 
in Kingsport. 

Paula Cox Bowers '58, continues to 
enjoy teaching 7th grade Life Science 
in Lake Elsinore, CA. Again this 
year, she will present, at the California 
League of Middle Schools, her pro- 
gram of incorporating the arts into sci- 
ence. 

Suzanne Tourtellotte Buddie '59, is again 
living in Martinez, CA. She is work- 
ing for Contra Costa County 
Department of Social Service as a 
case manager in adult services. Most 
of her clients have either physical or 
mental barriers to becoming employ- 
able persons. In addition to co-ordi- 
nating services for her caseload, she 
also advocates for those persons who 
are appropriate for Social Security 
disability. 

Jill Smither Danzer '59, recently 
returned from a two week visit to 
China and a month on the road in the 
American Midwest, sight-seeing, 
antiquing and visiting museums. She 



also visited her daughter, who lives in 
Chicago. 

Jack Emery '59, has retired after 27 
years with Permanente Medical Group 
in Portland, OR, and Raleigh, NC. 
He plans to do medical legal consult- 
ing in the future. He and his wife are 
the proud grandparents of William 
Lawrence, III, son of their daughter. 
Leigh Emery Lawrence '89, and her hus- 
band. 

Edward S. Krebs '59, had a book 
"Shifu, Soul of Chinese Anarchism," 
published by Rowman and Littlefield 
Publishers in October, 1998. 



60s 



W. Rufus Bowers '60, has enjoyed a 
busy ten years of retire- 
ment. He is currently a 
volunteer sheriff in 
Fallbrook. CA. 

Roger Nooe '62. was 

honored when 
Knoxville Mayor 
Victor Ashe proclaimed 
January 26, 1999, to be 
"Dr. Roger M. Nooe 
Day." He was recog- 
nized for his work on 
behalf of the homeless. 
He was instrumental in 
the 1 985 formation of 
the Knoxville Coalition 
for the Homeless and 
served as its first presi- 
dent. He remains an active member 
of the Coalition, donating his time and 
expertise in a number of areas. Dr. 
Nooe is a professor in the University 
of Tennessee College of Social Work. 



Martha Hall Quigley '64, has been elect- 
ed to a two-year term as president of 
the Historical Confederation of 
Kentucky. She has served as an HCK 
regional representative from the 
Southeastern District and vice presi- 
dent of the Executive Board. She is 
director of the Bobby Davis Museum 
in Hazard, KY. 

Richard C. Boyd '65, has begun his third 
year in new church development as 
pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church 
in Beaufort, NC. He is also Assistant 
Professor of Religion at Mount Olive 
College. 

Nancy White Claar '65, went to 

Tanzania, Africa in October, 1998, for 
a Photo Safari with 20 other Docents 
from the Houston Zoo. She writes 
that they saw "all kinds of animals up 
close and personal." 




Dave Powell '66, 
with a gift on the 



adjunct instructor of English, presented Eldria Hurst 
occasion of the Chief's retirement in October. 

Ruth Hults Murphy '66, announces the 
birth of her second granddaughter, 
Alexandra Morgan, on Sept. 28, 1998. 

Susan Foreman Viney '66, writes that her 
son, Mark, and his family have trans- 



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17 



CLASS NOTES 



ferred from Gennany to Ft. Bragg, 
NC. Son, Doug, was married in 
1998. He and his wife live in Holly 
Springs, NC. 

Jerry Weeks '67. and Marian McCauley 
Weeks '70. are living in Abilene, KS, 
where he is pastor of Trinity Lutheran 
Church. They became grandparents 
twice during the last year. 
Granddaughters are Hillary Lisa 
Behrens in Topeka, KS: and Meredith 
Claire Eichelberger in Lawrence, KS. 

John Braymer '68, is publisher of 
"Inform", published five times a year 
by the Virginia Society of the 
American Institute of Architects. 

Jenny Jett Erwin '68, has moved to San 
Francisco, where she is Regional 
Administrator of the Women's Bureau 
with the U. S. Department of Labor. 
She had previously lived in Arizona, 
where she had worked on gender 
equity and displaced homemaker 
issues for the past 20 years. 

Brian Wilson '69. and Pamela Pierce 
Wilson 70, write that their daughter, 
Susan, was married on Sept. 13, 1997. 
to Timothy J. Bright. 



70s 



Carol Fisher Mathieson '70, presented 
several lecture recitals on the 
Women's Suffrage Movement's music 
and Christmas legends during the past 
year, in addition to her teaching duties 
as Professor of Music and Director of 
Opera Workshop at Culver-Stockton 
College. 

Rosalind Bennett Magnuson '72. received 
the Master of Arts in Historic 



Preservation from Goucher College in 
Baltimore, MD, in August, 1998. She 
and her husband. Christian Magnuson 
'73. live in Kennebunk, ME. 

Robert W. Millner 74. spent July of 
1998, traveling in Independence, 
Missouri's sister city of 
Migashimuoyama, Japan. He was 
travelling with his wife and parents, 
celebrating 20 years of friendship 
between the two cities. The group 
also went to Singapore and Hawaii. 

Leanne V. Moore '74, received the 
"Meritorious Civilian Service Medal" 
from the Defense Special Weapons 
Agency at the agency's stand-down 
ceremony on Sept. 30. 1998. This 
award is the agency's second highest 
honor. The DSWA, the oldest Defense 
agency, was merged with two other 
agencies on Oct. 1, 1998, to become 
the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. 

Pat D'Alba Sabatelle 74. has been pro- 
moted to Vice President of Operations 
for the direct marketing firm GRIZ- 
ZARD. She and her husband. 
Michael, have spent the last seven 
months renovating their historic home 
in Stone Mountain, GA. 



Earl McMahan 75. is now head football 
coach at William Blount High School 
in Blount County, TN. 



80s 




Elizabeth Goodier Esrey '86, recently 
moved into Biological Lead Discovery 
Group with DuPont. developing and 
implementing novel enzyme assays 
designed to run as High Throughput 
Screens for the purpose of lead discov- 
ery. 

Mark Womack '86. is now living in 
Decatur, GA, and works for Sunshine 
Behavioral Health Services, Inc. 

John Wright, '87, writes that 1998 was 
a year of many travels. He was a 
soloist at the Pacific Music Festival in 
Sapporo. Japan and toured Europe 
with the Amsterdam Baroque 
Orchestra and Choir. 

Kristy Miller, '88, was recently promot- 
ed to assistant cataloger with Ingram 
Library Services in Nashville, TN. 
She intends to pursue a MLS and also 
H works part-time as a 
docent at a historic man- 
sion in Nashville. 

Jeannie Borden Dickey. '89, 
has received a master of 
business administration 
from Lincoln Memorial 
University. She is clinical 
director of the Intensive 
Care and Coronary Care 
Units and the Telemetry 
Unit at Blount Memorial 
Hospital in Maryville. 



Wayne Kramer '74 escorted his aunt, Margaret Sloan, to the 
Founder's Day Banquet last (all. Sloan represented Third Presbyterian 
Church of Pittsburgh, PA at the banquet. 



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CLASS NOTES 



90s 



John Tanner '93, recently joined the law 
firm of Arnall, Golden and Gregory, 
LLP in Atlanta, as an associate on the 
professional liability team. 

Ginger Chapman Teaster '93, now lives 
in Springdale, AR. She is employed 
at the Llama Company, an investment 
banking firm, as the Project/Systems 
Specialist. 

Sara Goelz Carey '95, and her husband 
live in Crossville, TN. She has accept- 
ed a position as adjunct history faculty 
at Roane State Community College. 

Marc Hail '95, and Tiffany Myers Hall 
'94, are living in Salina, KS, where 
Marc is working as a photographer for 
"The Salina Journal." 

Steven S. Moss '96, has received his 
commission as a naval officer after 
completing Officer Candidate School 
at Naval Aviation Schools Command, 
Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL. 

Jonathan Peters '96, has graduated with 
a Master of Music degree from the 
University of Tennessee-Knoxville. 
He is now working on a doctorate in 
music composition at Louisiana State 
University. 

Melissa Ward '96, has recently been 
promoted to the position of Assistant 
Director at KinderCare Learning 
Center in Maryville. 

Aaron Stone '98, recently appeared in 
The Boston Conservatory's New 
England premiere performance of the 
Broadway musical "Side Show." The 
performances took place in Boston's 
Emerson Majestic Theatre. 



MARRIAGES 



Marguerite Priest Rosensteel '49. to 

Bruce D. Carroll, Aug. 15, 1998. 

Brian Lynn McGhee '98, to Jennifer 
Pavlis, Jan. 9, 1999. 



BIRTHS 



David L Evans '81, and his wife, 
Kim, a son, Cade Lawton, May 1 1 , 
1998, their fourth child. 

Anita Baker Lerman '82. a daughter, 
Saidah Maxine Lerman, Nov. 27, 
1998. 

Susan Taylor Rhodenizer '83, and her 

husband, Craig, a son, Stephen 
Charles, Oct. 25, 1998, their first 
child. 

Shelley Kingsbury Winter '83, and her 

husband, Kurt, a son, Matthew 
Richard, July 27, 1998. 

Ordi '86, and Ret Masilo '85. a son, 
Benjamin Babak Thabo Masilo. 

Melodie Sedgwick Walker '88, and Andy 
Dale Walker '88, a daughter, Sierra 
Nicole, Feb. 20, 1999, their second 
child. 

Victoria Conwell Lane '90, and Keith Lane 
'93, a daughter, Kathleen Albriton, 
Dec. 5, 1998. 

Eileen Freund Keplinger '91, and her hus- 
band, Brian, a son, Benjamin Aaron, 
Oct. 13, 1998. 



MEMORIAM 



James Lee Ensign, Sr. '21, on Nov. 9, 

1998, in Rossville, GA. He was a life- 
long resident of the North Georgia 
area and, in 1924, founded Ensign 
Florist in Rossville. He received his 
degree in horticulture from Cornell 
University. He was named as the first 
recipient of the "Florist of the Year" 
award by the Chattanooga Area 
Professional Florist Association. He 
had also been inducted as the first 
member of the local florist associa- 
tion's hall of fame. Survivors include 
two sons and three grandchildren. 

Maryville College recently received 
notification of the death of Grace S. 
Yaukey '21. Yaukey was born May 12, 
1 899 in Chinkiang, China and died 
May 3, 1994 in Sandy Springs, MD. 
As the daughter of missionaries, and 
later, the wife of missionary, Jesse B. 
Yaukey, she spent much of her life in 
China. It was not until her return to 
the United States in 1935 that she 
became a career writer. Using the pen 
name Cornelia Spencer, Yaukey pro- 
duced more than 30 books - most for 
children and many dealing with the 
people and culture of China and other 
Asian countries. She also wrote two 
non-fiction books about her sister, 
Nobel Prize-winning novelist Pearl S. 
Buck. Her publications included 
Three Sisters, The Exile 's Daughter: A 
Biography of Pearl S. Buck, and 
Chiang Kai-Shek: Generalissimo of 
Nationalist China. 

Edna Kidder Ross '27, on Feb. 21, 1999, 
in Youngstown, OH. Until recently 
she had lived in Knoxville and had 
taught in Knoxville city schools for 30 
years. She was a member of 
Graystone Presbyterian Church in 
Knoxville, where a memorial service 



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IN MEMORIAM 



Director Emeritis 


/ 


Algie Sutton, dies at 95 


^L Igie Sutton '29, age 95, died 


Director Emeritus. In 1980, Sutton 


#% Feb. 28. 1999 in Charleston, 


was awarded the honorary degree 


S.C. Sutton taught school four 


of Doctor of Laws by the College; 


years before becoming an insurance 


and in 1986, he and Elizabeth 


executive with the 






Combined Insurance 




IHJ 


Company of America. He, 




Bf 19^. 


his wife. Elizabeth, and 




m 


their three children became 




r •< "NMH 


"corporate gypsies" living 






in Virginia. Florida and 






California. After retiring in 




f J 


1957, he and his family 




IN*. K 


moved to Greenville, S.C. 






where he served his church 




^^Bi .v£«I^H^jM^^^^I 


and community. He 




m m // ■?*"£% 


became the deacon and 






elder in Chadbourn 




ff *iB C ^»^ftk. 


Presbyterian Church in 






North Carolina, served on 
the board of trustees of 
Miracle Hill School in 


gp. 




Greenville and was a mem- 






hor /"\T tri(3 \/l o c/~\n i *"* 1 /~\rin£* 






OCT Ul UlC IvldSUIUL HJUgC. 

In 1964, Sutton joined the Board of 




Directors of Maryville College, and 


established an annuity trust with 


made history with his $500,000 


Maryville College as the beneficia- 


pledge during Phase I of the 


ry. The Suttons were one of the 


Sesquicentennial Development 


lead contributors in the renovation 


Campaign. Sutton agreed to serve 


of Carnegie Hall during the Vision 


as Phase II chairman of the cam- 


1994 Campaign, and during the 


paign, and made yet another chari- 


177th anniversary of the College, 


table gift. On October 26, 1968, 


Sutton was presented with the 


The Sutton Science Center was 


Maryville College Medallion. 


dedicated in his honor. In 1971, 


Sutton was preceeded in death by 


Sutton moved to Birmingham, serv- 


his wife and daughter Sheila, in 


ing on the boards of the Arthritis 


whose memory the Sheila Sutton 


Foundation, the Leukemia 


Hunter Chair of Music was estab- 


Foundation and Warren Wilson 


lished in 1991. He is survived by 


College where he had attended 


two daughters, Llelanie Orcutt and 


preparatory school. Sutton served 


Algienne Amrita. The burial was at 


on Maryville's Board of Directors 


Mt. Pleasant Memorial Gardens in 


until 1975, when he became 


Charleston, S.C. 



was held. Survivors include a daugh- 
ter, Eleanor Ross Wills '62; son. Edward 
David Ross '59; six grandchildren and 
eleven great-grandchildren. 

John T. Wriggins '28. on Dec. 17. 1998, 
in Middletown, OH. He was ordained 
a Presbyterian minister in 1931 and 
had served churches in Pennsylvania. 
New York and Ohio prior to retiring in 
198 1 . For the past four years he had 
been a resident of Willow Knoll 
Retirement Community in 
Middletown. Survivors include his 
daughter. Dr. Aimee Wriggins Richmond 
'44; three grandchildren and six great- 
grandchildren. Funeral services were 
held at First Presbyterian Church of 
Middletown. 

Fred Jones Byerley '29. on Feb. 6, 1998. 
at the Clemson Downs Health Care 
Center in Knoxville. He was a real 
estate broker and former court clerk of 
Knox County. He was a member of 
Erin Presbyterian Church in Knoxville. 
Survivors include a son, five grandchil- 
dren and four great-grandchildren. 
Graveside services were held in 
Grandview Cemetery in Maryville. 

Carrie Lou Goddard '33, on Feb. 25, 
1999. at McKendree Retirement 
Village in Nashville, TN. She spent 
her adult life in education, first teach- 
ing in the Blount County schools, then 
in Norris schools with TVA, then in 
Christian education work in the 
Holston and Virginia conferences of 
the Methodist Church, Methodist 
Publishing House and Scarritt College 
and Graduate School in Nashville. 
Surviving relatives include James N. 
Proffitt, Jr.. of Knoxville; Beth Proffitt 
Fain of Maryville: Ann Proffitt Mullican 
'72, of Maryville, and Barbara 
Goddard Carruth of Colorado. 

Harry Clinton Wood '33. on Jan. 31. 

1 999, at Southern New Hampshire 



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IN MEMORIAM 



Medical Center in Nashua, after a 
lengthy illness. He was a career Navy 
chaplain and Presbyterian minister. 
His first Navy assignment was the 
battleship USS Maryland, where he 
was serving when his ship came under 
attack at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 
1941. He had several other assign- 
ments before requesting retirement in 
1 960, to accept a call to become the 
civilian pastoral administrator for all 
military chaplains of the Presbyterian 
Church, USA. He was honorably 
retired in 1 970. His first wife died in 
1991. Survivors include his wife, 
Shirley C. Wood, whom he married in 
1993; a son and daughter and their 
families. Services were held in 
Nashua, NH. 

Lucille Kinnamon Elliott '35, on Jan. 12, 



1999, in a health care facility in 
Signal Mountain. TN. She had taught 
school for 37 years. She was a mem- 
ber of Alpha Delta Kappa Honorary 
Teachers' Sorority, American 
Association of University Women, 
Kosmos Women's Club of 
Chattanooga and Signal Mountain 
Baptist Church. Survivors include 
two sisters, one of whom is Hazel 
Kinnamon Kidd '35. Funeral services 
were held in Chattanooga. A grave- 
side service was held at Clark's Grove 
Cemeteiy in Maryville. 

Carl S. Fisher '36, on Jan. 4, 1999. He 
was honorably retired from First 
Presbyterian Church in Johnstown, 
PA. He was Pastor Emeritus at the 
time of his death. Survivors include 
his wife, Ruth, who notified the 



Florence Harter dies at 79 



Florence Evelyn Harter, age 
79, died Jan. 15, 1999 at 
Blount Memorial Hospital. 
Harter was a member of St. 
Andrews Episcopal Church. 
She was preceded in death by 
her parents, Roy W. and Ruth 
Johnson Hudson. 
Harter is survived 
by her husband. Dr. 
Harry H. Harter, 
long-time chairman 
of the Fine Arts 
Department at 
Maryville College; 
sister, Barbara 
Fellows of Sargent, 
NE; brother and sis 
ter-in-law, Edward 
and Lou Hudson of 
North Loup, NE; 
and several nieces 
and nephews. A pri- 
vate interment ser- 
vice was held at 



Maryville College Cemetery 
followed by a memorial service 
at St. Andrews Episcopal 
Church. The family suggests 
that memorials be made to 
Maryville College Choir 
Scholarship Fund. 




V 

Day Banquet. Harry Harter received the Maryville College 
Medallion during the banquet. 



College of her husband's death; and 
son, Carl D. Fisher 70. 

Julia Sellers Copeland '38, on Feb. 12, 
1 999, at the family home in 
Maryville. She was a member of 
Broadway United Methodist Church 
and of Delta Kappa Gamma teachers 
organization. Survivors include her 
husband of 58 years, Harold W. 
Copeland '65; two sons and a daughter, 
and their families. Services were held 
in the Trinity Chapel of Smith 
Mortuary in Maryville with interment 
in Magnolia Cemeteiy. 

Katherine Warren Leffell '39, on Dec. 
10, 1998, at her home in Maryville. 
She was well known in the area for 
her dramatic talents and community 
activities. She participated in the UT 
Faculty Players and at presentations at 
Church Street United Methodist 
Church. She was founding president 
of Chapter T of PEO, served as presi- 
dent of the UT Faculty Women's 
Club, and was a member of the Friday 
Book Club and the Mary Blount 
Chapter of the DAR. Survivors 
include two daughters and several 
grandchildren. Services were held at 
McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home 
in Maryville. 

Ersa Wilson Patterson '41, on Feb. 6, 
1999, at Blount Memorial Hospital in 
Maryville. She taught for several 
years and then was a sales person and 
manager for World Book 
Encyclopedia for nearly 30 years. 
Survivors include a son and two 
daughters and their families, and 
brother, Samuel Mack Wilson '44. A 
memorial service was held at New 
Providence Presbyterian Church in 
Maryville. 

Helen Williams Steakley '41, on Jan. 10. 
1999, in McLean, VA. A memorial 
service was held on January 1 6, at 



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21 



IN MEMORIAM 



Immanuel Presbyterian Church in 
McLean. Survivors include three 
sons: a brother: and sister. Virginia 
Williams Shorten '43. Her former hus- 
band, Ralph D. Steakley '41. notified the 
College of her death. 

Frank M. Eggers, Sr. '42. on Dec. 20, 
1998, at Baptist Hospital East in 
Memphis, TN. He was a resident of 
Brighton Gardens Nursing Center at 
the time of his death. He had lived in 
Maryville where he was a member of 
Monte Vista Baptist Church, the 
Maryville-Alcoa Lions Club and New 
Providence Lodge No. 128 F&AM. 
Funeral services were held in 
Maryville at McCammon-Ammons 
Funeral Home. Survivors include 
son. Dr. Frank M. Eggers '67. and 
daughter-in-law, Sandy Johnson Eggers 
'69; and two grandchildren, all of 
Memphis. 

Ina Jussely Shoemaker '42, on Dec. 29, 
1998. She lived in Petal, MS. The 
College was notified of her death by 
her sister, Lucy Jussely Langenbach. 

Cecil Q. Tipton '42. on Feb. 5. 1999. at 
St. Mary's Hospital in Knoxville. He 
was a member of First Baptist Church 
in Maryville and a World War II vet- 
eran. He retired from the United 
States Army Reserve in 1980 with the 
rank of colonel. He served as Vice 
Chancellor for Business and Finance 
at the University of Tennessee, retir- 
ing in 1978. He and his wife then 
travelled extensively and were 
involved in many church and civic 
activities. Survivors include his wife, 
Kathryn Woodward Tipton, '44, and 
son. Dr. David A. Tipton. Services 
were held in the Trinity Chapel of 
Smith Mortuary in Maryville with 
burial in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. 

James Wilbur Chapman '43, on Dec. 28, 



1998, in Concord, CA. He was 
retired after 23 years as a pipe and 
belcherman at the Shell Oil refinery. 
A memorial service was held at First 
Presbyterian Church in Concord, of 
which he was a member. Survivors 
include his wife, four sons and their 
families. 

Kenneth L. Christy '43, on Nov. 8, 1998, 
following a brief battle with cancer. 
He served as pastor of Presbyterian 
churches in Childersburg, AL; 
Versailles, KY; and Lutz, FL. before 
becoming pastor of John Knox 
Presbyterian Church in Bossier City, 
LA, where he served for 20 years. He 
was active in all aspects of civic and 
community affairs. A member of 
Pines Presbytery, he served on various 
committees over the years. Survivors 
include his wife of 56 years, Leslie 
Gilbert Christy '43: five children, one of 
whom is Kenneth L Christy '67: and 
seven grandchildren. 

Willa Reed Ragozzine '43. on Dec. 3 1 . 
1998. in Bordentown, NJ. She was a 
commissioned Lieutenant in the 
United States Army, serving in both 
World War II and the Korean war. 
She was later employed by the state of 
New Jersey for 32 years, rising to the 
position of Bureau Chief in the 
Department of Human Services. 
Survivors include her twin sister, 
Jessie Reed Greve '43. and sister, Alice 
Reed '43. Private graveside services 
were held at Greenwood Cemetery. 
Pleasantville, NJ. 

Elbert M. Upshaw '44, on Nov. 22, 

1998, of complications of Alzheimer's 
Disease. He was a graduate of Emory 
University Dental School and taught 
there for a number of years. He was a 
member of the Northern District 
Dental Society, the Georgia Dental 
Association and the American Dental 



Beverly Taylor dies 

everly Langford Taylor, age 
89, died Feb. 19, 1999 at 
Asbury Acres Health Care Center. 
Taylor, born in Atlanta on Dec. 17, 
1 909, was an active member of 
New Providence Presbyterian 
Church. She married Colonel 
William F. "Bill" Taylor Jr. On 
October 16, 1944. They traveled 
extensively with the U.S. Air Force 
before moving to Maryville in 
1983 where Colonel Taylor served 
as director of admissions at 
Maryville College. Taylor is sur- 
vived by two daughters, Ellen R 
Stevens of Ashland, Or. and Lee T. 
Thomas of Portland, as well as, 
three grandchildren and three great 
grandchildren. A memorial service 
was held at New Providence 
Presbyterian Church, and a private 
interment service will be held on 
the Oregon coast this summer. 



Association. He was a Diplomat of 
the American Board of Orthodontics 
and had received recognition for 50 
years of service to his profession. 
Following a private interment service, 
a memorial service was held at 
Peachtree Road United Methodist 
Church in Atlanta, where Dr. Upshaw 
was an active member. Survivors 
include his wife, four children and 
their families. 

James C. Witherspoon '45, on Dec. 5, 

1998, at his home in Clearwater, FL, 
under the care of Hospice of the 
Florida Suncoast. He died of multiple 
myeloma from which he had suffered 
for more than three years. He was an 
ordained Presbyterian minister and 
had served churches in Minnesota, 
Kansas and Kentucky. He was a 



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IN MEMORIAM 



member of Peace Memorial 
Presbyterian Church in Clearwater, 
where a memorial service was con- 
ducted on Dec. 21, 1998. Survivors 
include his wife of 50 years, Lois 
Clowes Witherspoon, a son and three 
grandchildren. 

Sibyl Tallent Haney '46. on Feb. 12, 
1999, at Woods Memorial Hospital in 
Etowah, TN. She was a member and 
Sunday school teacher at North 
Etowah Baptist Church where funeral 
services were held. Survivors include 
her husband, a son and three daugh- 
ters and their families. 

Merrill Grubbs '48, on Jan. 19, 1999. 
He had suffered from cancer for some 
time and had a stroke on January 19. 
He and his wife were missionaries 
and, following retirement, settled in 
Lynchburg, VA, to be closer to some 
of their children and grandchildren. 
He was active with Habitat for 
Humanity building in Lynchburg and 
was also involved in candidate selec- 
tion for the same organization. He 
was an Elder at Rivermont 
Presbyterian Church and an active 
choir member up until a month before 
his death. Survivors include his wife. 
Alma Lancaster Grubbs, '47; daugh- 
ter, Amy Grubbs Moore, '83; son, 
Jeffrey Grubbs, '72; three other chil- 
dren and several grandchildren. 

Marilyn Hartpence Torrey '48, on Dec. 

16,1998. She lived in Bernardsville, 
NJ, and was active in many church 
and community organizations. A 
memorial service was held at The 
Presbyterian Church in Basking 
Ridge, NJ, on Dec. 22, 1998. 
Survivors include three daughters and 
a son, and their families. 

Glenn D. Smith '50, on Aug. 10, 1998, 
from kidney cancer. Survivors 



include his wife, Muriel Headrick 
Smith. "50, of La Plata, MD, who 
notified the College of her husband's 
death. 

Albert A. White '50, on Jan. 20, 1999, 
at his residence in Knoxville. He was 
a charter member of The Knoxville 
Christian Center Assembly of God, 
and a former school teacher. He was 
a volunteer assistant chaplain for the 
Knox County Jail Ministry. Survivors 
include his son and daughter-in-law 
and several nieces and nephews. 

Martha Lou Coile '53, on Feb. 24, 1999, 
at her home in Jefferson City, TN, fol- 
lowing an extended illness. She was a 
member of Hebron Presbyterian 
Church and had served as Sunday 
school teacher, pianist and Elder. She 
was retired from a public school 
teaching career, having taught in 
Jefferson County and Morristown city 
schools for 40 years. Survivors 
include two brothers and several 
nieces. Funeral services were held at 
Hebron Presbyterian Church on Feb. 
27, 1999, with longtime friend and 
MC classmate. Dr. Mary Jo Pribble, 



participating in the service. 

Albert Calvin Rule '55, on Jan. 19, 1999, 
at St. Mary's Hospital in Knoxville. 
He was a member of Bible 
Presbyterian Church where he was 
organist and choir director. He was a 
music teacher in Knox County 
schools for 25 years, directed the 
Home School Cooperative Choir and 
was music director for several area 
churches. He also taught voice and 
piano to many students. He is sur- 
vived by several brothers and sisters, 
including Maybelle Rule Argie '47, of 
Knoxville. A graveside service was 
held at Lynnhurst Cemetery, and a 
praise service at Central United 
Methodist Church in Knoxville was 
held on Jan. 31, 1999. 

Railee Charlotte Bowers, 15-month- 
old daughter of Melissa Myers Bowers, 
'90. and her husband. Brad, on Feb. 
20, 1999, at Children's Hospital in 
Knoxville. Funeral services were held 
at McCammon-Ammons Funeral 
Home Chapel in Maryville with inter- 
ment in Oak View Cemetery. 



Former MC Board Member, Hugh 0. 
Hunter, Sr, dies 



Former Maryville College 
Board member Hugh O. 
Hunter, Sr. died December 20, 
1998 in Birmingham, AL. He was 
75. 

Hunter was retired Chairman of 
Roebuck Auto Sales, Inc. of 
Birmingham. He served on the 
MC Board of Directors from 
1983-89 and again from 1991-93. 

Hunter was preceded in death by 



his wife, Sheila '55, in whose 
memory the Sheila Sutton Hunter 
Chair of Music was established in 
1991. His father-in-law, Algie 
Sutton '29, died February 28, 1999. 
(See related obituary) 

He is survived by son and 
daughter-in-law Hugh Hunter, Jr. '73 
and Mary Gray Proffitt Hunter '72, 
and by sons D. Randall '75, Alan 
and Blake. 



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23 



LETTER FROM THE ALUMNI PRESIDENT 



This past year, many of you proba- 
bly received from the College a 
small, garnet brochure with the phrase 
"50% by 2000" printed on the front. 
Under that phrase was another one: 
"Everyone can make a difference." This 

brochure, with 
my picture 
printed on the 
inside alongside 
a brief letter, 
publicized the 
Maryville 
College Alumni 
Association's 
goal of having 
50% of alumni 
make a gift to 
the College by 
the year 2000. 

"Everyone 
can make a dif- 
ference" reads 
like a cliche. I 
know. But if 
you think about 
it, we were 
taught to 
believe this during our years at Maryville, 
and we have seen its truth in the world 
beyond Court Street and Lamar Alexander 
Parkway. 

There are many reasons the Alumni 
Association's governing body, the 
National Alumni Board, decided to shoot 
for 50% alumni participation. One reason 
that I gave in my brochure letter involved 
U.S. News and World Report and how that 
publication considers alumni satisfaction 
and loyalty when deciding which colleges 
receive the "Top 1 0" honors. 
But the simple truth is that if every alum- 
nus and alumna made a gift to the 
College, Maryville College would be dif- 




Tim Topham '80, Alumni Association President 



ferent - it would be better. More donors 
would mean more money. More money 
would mean more scholarships for more 
students. More Maryville College stu- 
dents would eventually translate into 
more thinking, responsible, action-orient- 
ed citizens in this world. A world of dif- 
ference. 

In the pages of this FOCUS, you will 
read how Maryville College remains com- 
mitted to making a quality education 
available to students of promise but limit- 
ed means. Certainly, this is not an easy 
commitment. While the costs of educa- 
tion have really taken off. Maryville 
College has been careful over the years 
not to pass all of those costs on to fami- 
lies. After reading this issue, you will 
undoubtedly be surprised to learn that 
even a student paying the "sticker price" 
at Maryville is really only paying a per- 
centage of actual costs. Take into consid- 
eration that only a handful pay the full 
amount, and you will better understand 
the challenge of our Alma Mater. 

But throughout the years, Maryville 
College has continued to meet this chal- 
lenge - and other challenges, as well. 
That's why I and other members of the 
National Alumni Board are confident that 
50% of you will say "yes" to phonathon 
callers when those students ask for $25 or 
$50 or $100 to support the Annual Fund. 
The College's fiscal year ends May 31. If 
you have already given to the Annual 
Fund this year, I thank you. If you have 
not made a gift this year, I urge you to 
mail in your contribution and join other 
"everyones" who are making a difference. 

Sincerely, 
Tim Topham '80 

Alumni Association President 



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FOCUS Spring 1999 



WHAT'S GOING ON IN YOUR LIFE? 



A new job, a new home, a wedding or the birth of a child? Please take a few minutes to let us know about the 
latest developments in your life by filling out this card for the Class Notes section of Focus 

Name Class 

Address 

Home Phone ( ) Office Phone ( ) 

Job Title Company 



Marital Status Spouse's Name 

Class Notes News: 



DO YOU KNOW A PROSPECTIVE MARYVILLE STUDENT? 

Alumni and friends play an important role in our recruiting efforts by giving us the name of prospective students. 
Our success in recruiting record freshmen classes is due in part to your help. Please take the time to complete this 
card and drop it in the mail. We look forward to another successful recruiting year, thanks to your input. 

Student Information 

Mr. or Ms. 

Student's Address 

Student's High School Student's Date of Graduation 

Your Name 



Your Address 



WANTED: A FEW GOOD ALUMNI AND FRIENDS 

Volunteers play a vital role in the College's successes. If you are interested in volunteering for Maryville, 
please fill out this card and return it to us. We'll try to match your interests with a volunteer role that will be 
satisfying for you and beneficial to the college. 

Name Class 

Address 

Home Phone ( ) Office Phone ( ) 

Job Title Company 

I am interested in the following areas: 

□ Fund-raising □ Alumni Gatherings □ Student Recruitment □ Career Services 

□ Other 



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