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A Publication for Alumni and Friends of M o r y v i I I e College 



reetings from the Maryville 
College Campus! 

Whenever I meet an alumnus from New- 
Jersey, I usually ask him it he was a wrestler. 
More often than not the answer seems to be 
yes. About a year ago Rachel and I had a nice 
lunch in Lakeland, Fla., with Rev. Jim Marvin 
'50 and his wife Shirley. Learning that Jim came 
to Mar\'ville ftom New Jersey in the 1940s, I 
asked him my question: "Did you wrestle?" In 
the minutes that followed, Jim sang the praises 
of J.D. Davis '30, 
who coached the 
wrestling team at 
that time, and 
shared what 

wrestling had done 
tor Jim's education. 

Jim didn't 
leave his New Jersey 
high school as a 
wrestler. He told 
me how, after he 
had arrived on 
campus, J.D. 
recruited him and 
trained him. It was 
clear that wrestling 
wasn't just a sport 
that Jim, under J.D. 
Davis' tutelage, 
learned to love. 
Wrestling changed 
his lite. The lessons 

court and field. 

Maryville is a member of NCAA Division 
III, a non-scholarship college. We are convinced 
that Division III athletics is exacdy right for 
this college and its student-athletes. Division 
III athletics doesn't lure marginal students to 
campus with tinancial rewards, but instead 
recruits qualified students who play their sport 
as part ot their educational experience. 

To be sure, Maryville student-athletes love 
to play and they love to win. And they have 
created records to be proud of in the decade 
just past. Considering the 1990s, the overall 
percentage of wins hovers around 70 percent 
for all sports. Thirty- 
two student-athletes 
have been named 
to All-South teams 
in the last 10 years, 
and five have gone 
onto receive Ail- 
American honors. 
Our basketball and 
soccer teams have 
received invitations 
to the NCAA 
tournament for 

Division III. 

We think that's 
pretty remarkable. 
We're proud of their 
and we believe that 
with Maryville's 
current teacher- 
coaches they are still 
learning the kinds ot 

from J.D. Davis had a lot more to do with invaluable lessons that Jim Marvin learned 

character than with moves and holds. The fact with J.D. Davis. 

is that J.D. Davis, though a legend at Maryville Randy Lambert '76 is a former MC 

College, wasn't even a wresder himself He was student-athlete who can take much of the credit 

a teacher. 

And his wrestlers learned lessons that served 
them long after graduation. 

We don't compete in wrestling at Mar\'\'ille 
College anymore, but we do continue a tradition 
of athletics as a part of education. We talk 
about "student-athletes," linking intellectual 
development with the lessons to be learned on 

tor the impressive record of the 1990s. As 
athletic director, Randy has not only coached 
outstanding men's basketball teams, but he 
has also provided strong leadership tor the 
overall athletic program here. In future Maryville 
College histories he will be described as another 
legend in the line of Lombe Honaker, J.D. Davis 
and Boydson Baird '41. 

Just before I moved to Maryville from the 
college in Virginia where Lombe Honaker was 
a member of the Hall of Fame, I received a 
letter from John Thornton, a member of the 
Mar)'\'ille College Board of Directors. He told 
me about the American Rug Company, which 
he headed at that rime, and about the dozen 
Maryville College student-athletes he had hired 
to serve as managers in his company. He 
emphasized the value of the liberal arts education 
they had received, along with the qualities 
they developed as MC athletes - courage, 
perseverance, leadership, teamwork, fair play, 
commitment to being one's best. The 
combination was and is exactly what John 
Thornton believes forges outstanding business 
people, and I would add outstanding citizens. 
One of those young alumni athletes, Scott 
Fletcher '89, now ser\'es on the MC Board 
of Directors and is CEO ot Mohawk Rug & 

At the present, more than one-fourth of 
Maryville's students play varsity sports. But 
many others are engaged in intramurals as 
well. Intramurals provide a convenient avenue 
tor those who are not members of varsity 
rosters. Maryville's intercollegiate comperition in 
1 999-2000 includes football, basketball, softball, 
baseball, soccer, volleyball, and tennis. The 
intramural program ofters flag football, 3-on-3 
and 5-on-5 basketball, racquetball, softball and 
soccer. "Whatever the sport or venue, we are 
confident that Mar^'ville student-athletes are the 
recipients of a whole-person education that will 
serve them throughout life. 

This issue of FOCUS has athlerics as 
its theme for a good reason. We invite you 
to read about the coaching legends. Wall of 
Fame members, women's athletics at Mar\'\'ille, 
current athletes, current coaches and SEC 
Commissioner Roy Kramer '53. In these pages, 
vou will find ample evidence of the value of 
athletics as part of the educational program at 
Mar)'ville College. 


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Whenever I meet an alumnus from New 
Jersey, I usually ask him if" he was a wrestler. 
More often than not the answer seems to be 
yes. About a year ago Rachel and I had a nice 
lunch in Lakeland, Fla., with Rev. Jim Marvin 
'50 and his wife Shirley. Learning that Jim came 
to Maryville from New Jersey in the 1940s, I 
asked him my question: "Did you wrestle?" In 
the minutes that followed, Jim sang the praises 
of J.D. Davis '30, 
who coached the 
wrestling team at 
that time, and 
shared what 

wrestling had done 
tor Jims education. 

Jim didn't 
leave his New Jersey 
high school as a 
wrestler. He told 
me how, after he 
had arrived on 
campus, J.D. 
recruited him and 
trained him. It was 
clear that wrestling 
wasn't just a sport 
that Jim, under J.D. 
Davis' tutelage, 
learned to love. 

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his life. The lessons 

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character than with moves and holds. The fact with J.D. D 
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Published three times a year 

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502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway 

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Roger Nooe '62 

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Priscilla Book Campbell '79 

DeAnn Hargis-Kaminski '8£ 

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David Russell '72 

Joe Gillilond '55 

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Legendary Coaches 

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Read how Honaker, Davis, Baird and Lambert have made Maryville 
College known among teams across the country and how they have molded 
student-athletes into persons of integrity and character. 

Wall of Fame Page 6 

See who has been inducted and read about three alumni who embody the 
talent, diversity and impressive accomplishments inherent in Wall of Fame 
award recipients. 

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Meet three pairs of siblings who say Maryville College's courts, fields and 
classrooms ore the right places for them. 



The Lady Scots 

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From hairbows fo headbands, they've come a long way. Learn how women's 
athletics began at the College, and see how a proud tradition continues to 
grow, win and keep Maryville on the map for serious competitors. 


Meet the Coaches 

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Eight coaches are responsible for the 10 varsity sports offered at Maryville 
College. Read about their experience, background and successes at the 
helm of the Fighting Scots and Lady Scots. 

Campus News Page 14 

MC2000 Campaign Update Page 16 

Quite a Story Page 17 

Alumni News Page 18 

Alumni Profile: Roy Kramer Page 1 9 

Class Notes Page 20 

Letter from the Alumni President Page 28 


Striving for on "official program" look and feel 
of this issue of FOCUS, staff members in the 
Public Relations Office selected an image from 
on octuol 1947 football program. (See image 
at left.) Publications Manager Alan Reynolds 
digitally altered the image, turning the generic 
redheaded fan into a pennant-waving Scot. 


Dr. Gerald W. Gibson 


Karen E. Beaty '94, Director of News and Sporfs Information 

Mark E. Cafe, Vice President for College Advancement 

Laurie Grogon, Director of Public Relations 

Anna B. Graham, CFRE, Director of Campaigns and Development 


Alan W. Reynolds, Publications Manager 


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By Karen E. Beaty '94 
Director of News and Sports Information 

On the occasions of his 30th year at 
Maryville College, his full retirement 
in 1959 and his death in 1964, much 
was written about Coach Lombe Honaker. From 
the typewriters of sports columnists, former play- 
ers, coaching colleagues and college presidents, 
the descriptors for Coach Honaker were as vivid 
as they were complimentary. 

Robert M. Baldwin, a former Fighting Scot 
and founder of Baldwin Associated Newspapers 
wrote in his "One American's Opinion" column: 
"Coach Honaker started out with the idea that his 
job was to train boys to play football and to train 
them for the later battle of lite. He moulded his 
teams from the material at hand ... He sold the 
faculty, students and alumni on the idea that foot- 
ball is a game to be played as a game. 

"I'd like to add my word of appreciation to 
that of thousands of others who have benefited in 
the game of life by training received from Lombe 
Scott Honaker, Builder of Men." 

Few, if any, alumni today who played foot- 
ball, baseball or basketball for Honaker would 
debate Baldwin's assertion that he was a "builder 
of men." But what's less obvious at first glance is 
that in building men, Honaker built athletics at 
Maryville College. 

He is the coach-patriarch, having instructed 
student-athletes John Arthur "J.D." Davis '30 
and Boydson Baird '41. As coaches themselves, 
Davis and Baird went on to have their names writ- 
ten in the record books of Maryville College ath- 
letics and in the hearts of thousands of "Scotties." 

In 1979, Honaker's coaching lineage contin- 
ued when Baird handed over the reigns of bas- 
ketball coach and athletic director to his protege. 
Randy Lambert '76. 

No physical resemblance is seen in the lin- 
eage. Honaker, often described as "a doughty little 
Scot," would be considered the physical antith- 
esis of Lambert, who stands a lean 6'4". While 
Honaker's basketball team racked up points in the 
paint, Lambert's men have found success outside 
the perimeter. 

Simply put, the game - all games, really - 
are different now. 

But what isn't different about coaches at 
Maryville College today is that they remain "build- 
ers" - character-builders - of student-athletes. And 
this is what will make them legendary tomorrow. 

2 FOCUS Spring 


"Little grey-eyed man of destiny," a friend 

"Pint-sized ball of fire," a termer star player 

"Doughty little Scot," wrote an Associated 
Press reporter. 

"A wise counselor," the New York Times 
wired to newspapers across the nation. 

Stuart R. "Ross" Honaker '49 only knew 
Coach Honaker as "Daddy" The younger ot 
Scott and Helen Honaker's children, Ross once 
knew the Maryville College campus almost as 
well as he knew his own backyard. 

"1 tagged along behind him," Ross said, 
remembering afternoon practices with his father. 
"I never missed a practice." 

Likewise, Ross missed few of his father's 
games. While a student at Maryville College, 
Ross was a quarterback on his father's teams 
and anchored the single-wing offense. After he 
graduated, Ross watched from courtside, the 
sidelines or stands. 

A native of southwest Virginia and a 
graduate of Roanoke College, Lombe Honaker 
came to Maryville in 192L Hired to coach the 
football team and assume the responsibilities 
of athletic director, he would go on to head 
the baseball and basketball 
teams at the College before 
retiring 38 years later. 
Baseball, it was widely 
known, was his first love. 

When Coach Honaker 
retired in 1959, his 
won-loss-tie record in ail 
sports was 924-604-31 - 
remarkable considering 
Maryville's competitors at 
that time: the University 
of Tennessee, East Tennessee 
State, Vanderbilt, Middle 
Tennessee State and Carson- 

In his first year at 
Maryville, Honaker guided 
the football team to a 7-1-1 record - its only 
defeat in 1 92 1 coming from the Vols. Two years 
latet the match-up ended in a tie, 14-14. In 
1946, Honaker took the College's football team 
to the Tangerine Bowl in Florida. 

But winning seasons didn't come easy for 
the Maryville teams. Not belonging to an athletic 
conference for much of the 1940s and 1950s 
forced the Maryville teams to compete against 
larger schools with more talented teams. The 
College lacked the ftinds to recruit on any kind 
of wide and organized scale. 

Ross said his father might have recruited two 
or three players from Virginia while the Honakers 
visited family during summer vacation. But most 
players came to Mary\'ille College for one reason, 
Ross explained: "to get an education." 

"He had very few natural athletes," he 
added, "but Daddy was patient most of the 
time and was committed to anything he believed 

About his life's vocation, Coach Honaker 
said this: "1 know of no profession where 
you can do a greater good for boys and young 
men as they develop into the rugged type of 
manhood which every American loves. But you 
must remember you will be competing all your 
life. It is not a profession for a man who does 
not love competition and hard work." 

Along the way, Coach Honaker was 
recognized by the Football Writers' Association of 
America and the American Association of College 
Baseball Coaches. For his longevity in coaching, 
he was considered the dean of Southern football 
coaches. Former 

players presented him 
with a new Buick in 
1951; a year later, his 
name went on the 
campus gridiron. 

Ross said he 
doesn't know if his 
father received offers 
to go elsewhere and 

"He was well 
satisfied here. This is 
what he wanted - in 
a community, in a 

And in student- 
athletes, too. 
They might not have had the natural ability 
or needed experience, but Honaker's players had 
the heart to give it their all, the fighting spirit to 
win and the character to see the game for what 
it was. 

Even with the many great people he 
coached, Honaker had his favorites, Ross said. 

"John Stone '28 was admired by Daddy He 
was a great baseball player. . . Daddy and Clarence 
Shepherd '55 would joke with each other a lot." 


One ol Honaker's lavorite players had to have 
been John Arthur "j.D." Davis. 

Davis was a natural athlete, a disciplined and 
dedicated worker and a person of integrity. And 
Honaker enjoyed a good joke; Davis, with his 
unpretentious, country philosophy and wit, could 
be counted on for laughs. 

The two were close. Ross Honaker remembers 
Davis' Sunday visits at the Honaker home near 
the College, where football was the primary topic 
of conversation. Margaret Davis, j.D.'s widow, 
remembers that her husband and Honaker were 
together "all the time." 

Bob Gilbert, an Associated Press writer and 
long-time Blount County sports columnist likens 
Honaker and Davis to Bear Bryant and Carnie 
Laslie of Alabama, Robert Neyland and Hugh Faust 
of Tennessee and Penn State's Joe Paterno and Jerry 

"Collectively their careers at MC spanned a 
half-century from Lombe's arrival in 1921 to J.D.'s 
retirement in 1971," Gilbert said. "During those 
50 years, they endeared themselves to hundreds of 
student-athletes, both in terms of their coaching 
abilities and their personality-driven antics. 

"Lombe and J.D. What a pair," the reporter 

Honaker asked his 12-tirae letterman to join 
him and the faculty of Maryville College in 1940. 
Davis, who had earned a master's degree from 
Columbia Universit)' and had spent years teaching 
and coaching in public high schools, didn't 

Davis was an assistant coach to Honaker on 
the football field. When hired in 1940, he agreed 
to head the track and wresding squads. In 1941, 
Davis coached the wrestling team to its first state 
championship. The team competed successfully in 
the southeastern division. When Honaker retired 
from coaching football in 1957, Davis became the 
head coach. 

Responsibilities for coaching three sports and 
teaching physical education classes kept Davis 
at the College around the clock. Margaret even 

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remembers helping her husband wash the football 
team uniforms on Sundays. 

"There was an old ringer washing machine 
down in Bartlett [Hall] , and we would go over there, 
wash the uniforms and hang them on those old 
steam pipes to dry," she said. "After they dtied, the 
uniforms went back in the lockers. It was a job. 

"He wasn't happy working anywhere else except 
the College," she added. "He liked the atmosphere. 
He was an all-around athlete and loved it all." 

First and foremost, she said, he loved his 
players and wanted the best in life for them. Among 
his closest ftiends and brmer players were Marvin 
Mitchell '48, Dick Abbott '54 and Cotton Easter 

"He didn't put up with any bolishness - 
no drinking, no smoking," she said. 
"He was a strict disciplinarian, and 
sometimes the boys would get mad at him. But 
they later realized, 1 think, that J.D.'s interest was 
to prepare them tor lite." 

In preparing student-athletes tor life, J.D. 
taught them - among many lessons - to put forth 
their best effort, to stick to their principles and to 

pursue happiness before money. 

Davis retired in 1971, and the College's 
yearbook. The Chilhowean, was dedicated to him 
that year. He continued to attend athletic events in 
the area, and watched son J. Dillon Davis 79 enroll 
at Mar)'\'ille College soon after his retirement. 

Davis and Margaret traveled those years after 
1971, and she said it was a rare trip that they didn't 
bump into a former Marv-ville College student 

"J.D. was a happy person, and he was always 
so happy to see ever)'one," she said. "We were 
blessed in every way " 

Davis suffered a heart attack in 1978 and died 
at the age of 72. In 1979, the College established 
the J.D. Davis Award to recognize the top athlete 
in the senior class. 


If former student-athletes use the term "a 
real character" to describe Coach Davis, "true 
gentleman" may be what they use to describe Coach 
Boydson Baird. 

"He's as good a 
person as I've ever met. 
Every bit of him is as 
genuine and pure as it can 
ever be," said Randy 
Lambert, who played 
guard for Baird from 1972 
until 1976. "They don't 
make 'em like Coach Baird 

Baird grew up in 
Kilbourne, Ohio, and 
followed brothers Weldon 
and William to Maryville 
College in 1937. At Brown 
Township High School, all 
Baird brothers ran track 
and suited up for the 
baseball and basketball 
teams. Boydson continued 
participation in those 
sports at Mar)'\'ille but 
added one more: football. 
In all, "Baby Baird" earned 
10 varsit}' letters as a 
student-athlete under 
Honaker, Davis and track 
coach Bob Thrower. 
It was during service in the U.S. Army during 
World War II that Baird began thinking seriously 
about coaching. 

"In the service, I jumped right in to athletia - 
participating and coaching," Baird said. "Squadrons 
had basketball teams, and the squadron commander 
wanted me to handle the exercise; latet, he wanted 
me to coach. That started it." 

Baird's time in the service ended in 1946, 
and he enrolled at Ohio Wesleyan to take physical 
education courses required for acceptance into 
graduate school. In 1948, he earned a master's 
degree in recreation and physical education from 
Indiana Universit}' and married Nancy Hubbart, a 
graduate of Ohio Wesleyan who became one of the 
most loyal tans of the Fighting Scots. 

Befote accepting the position of athletic 
director, head football coach and professor at 
Maryville College in 1959, Baird taught and 
coached at Davidson College in North Carolina 
and William and Man,' in Virginia. 

Looking back on that first year as an employee 
of his alma mater, Baird summed it up with one 
long "whew." It was a lot of responsibility. 

4 FOCUS Spring 2000 

Lambert agreed. 

"A lot ot times, we'd go into a game without 
a scouting report, and I always wondered why we 
didn't have one," Lambert said. "I know now. Coach 
Baird didn't have time to scout! The demands of 
his job were ridiculous. There's no way I could have 
kept up with that schedule." 

In addition to time and energy, Baird gave 
Maryville College some of its finest athletic 
memories. In 1959, the MC football team upset 
Carson-Newman 14-12. Former students from that 
era remember the Anderson Hall tower bell ringing 
into the night, proclaiming the victory Alumni 
from that era probably remember the Rocket Bowl 
victory in 1 960 and a third-place finish in the NCAA 
Southern Regional Tournament for baseball. 

Alumni who played for Baird have more 
memories - theit coach as a father, friend, role 
model, van driver. 

Michael Barrows 71, who played forward 
for Baird from 1967 until 1971 and has remained 
his close friend, tells this story: "When I visited 
Maryville as a high school senior. Coach Baird 
showed me the architectural drawings for the new 
physical education center. He told me it would be 
ready by my sophomore year. 

"Three years later, when I was a junior, 
the new building was still not finished, and we 
continued to play in the Alumni Gym. As we 
walked across campus one day, I reminded Coach 
Baird of what he told me," Barrows continued. 
"Without breaking stride, he replied that everyone 
had expected it would take me a lot longer to 
become a sophomore." 

Twenty-seven years later. Barrows would 
organize a surprise birthday party for Coach Baird. 
More than 100 friends, family and former players 
celebrated Baird's 80* birthday in the gymnasium 
named for the coach in 1991. 

One of the presents was a Jiminy Cricket doll, 
given to symbolize the roughest language that ever 
rolled off the tongue of the gentleman coach. 

The surprise party is never far from his mind, 
and neither are the years he spent at the College. 
Today he can be found in Cooper Athletic Center 
once a week, delivering clippings to student-athletes 
featured in the local newspapers. 

"Nobody could have enjoyed life any more 
than I have," Baird said. "I have a great family, and 
I've worked with some fine young people." 


At the very longest, it takes current Maryville 
College athletes only one year to learn the names 
of men who put the Fighting Scots on the map. 

In the fall, they either watch football or play 
on Honaker Field. And when the Scots are figured 
underdogs against rivals like Emory & Henry or 
Centre colleges, they hope for the ghost of Lombe 
Honaker to see them to a victorious finish. 

In the winter, they warm up inside Boydson 
Baird Gymnasium. 

In the spring, they applaud peers selected for 
the ].D. Davis Award. 

Understandably, young college athletes are 
amazed to hear about the many years of service 
behind every coach - 38 years for Honaker, 30 for 
Davis and 17 for Baird. But legendary coaches 
are not a thing of the past at Maryville College. 
Instead, coaches like Randy Lambert are legends 
in the making. 

Senior basketball player Chris Housewright 
knows he has played for a legend. 

The 6'5" forward surpassed Lambert's own 
career buckets (1,489 points) and took his place 
as the fifth all-time leading scorer for the Fighting 
Scots. In his final game against McMurry 
University, Housewright finished his MC 
basketball career with 1,498 points. 

"He's the best coach I've ever played for," 
Housewright said of Lambert. "He's been really 
important in my life." 

For coaching his team to a sweet 16 
appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament 

and finishing with an impressive 24-4 record, 
Lambert was named the South Region's "Coach of 
the Year" in March. It was Lambert's second such 
award, which is given annually by the National 
Association of Basketball Coaches. 

At age 30, he was named "Coach of the 
Year" by coaches of the Old Dominion Athletic 
Conference (ODAC). A year later, he was named 
athletic director of the College. At the age of 37, 
he was inducted into the College's Wall of Fame. 

Lambert has taken the Fighting Scots to the 
NCAA tournament seven times. In 1992, the 
team made an NCAA "elite eight" appearance. 

But Lambert could earn 10 more "Coach of 
the Year" recognitions, take his team to the Final 
Four for Division III and compile a win-loss record 
of 1,000-200 before retiring, and he would still 
have trouble seeing himself as a legendary coach. 

Lambert said he has difficulty accepting 
the description partly because of his age (46), 
pardy because he's nowhere near retiring, but 
mostly because he's humbled by the contributions 
Honaker, Davis and Baird made to Marwille 
College and the athletic program. 

"These coaches have passed down an 
allegiance to the school and the need for small- 
college athletics in society," he said. "I would like 
to think that every person who has been a part of 
this program has learned more than just basketball 
- or football, or volleyball or whatever. 

"I would like to think that we can teach a 
young person to set goals and back their goals 
up with a work ethic that will enable them to 

"I think we can - and do." ■ 

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Established in the mid 1970s, the Maryville 
College Wall of Fame award recognizes outstanding 
individuals who have contributed to Maryville Col- 
lege athletics. James P. "Jim" Lester '51 conceived 
the idea for the Wall of Fame, wrote the constitution 
and served as chairman of the Wall of Fame Selection 
Committee for the first five years the program. 

As of May 1, 2000, 114 persons had been 

Recognition in the Wall of Fame is in two cat- 
egories: regular and special 

"Regular membership" is reserved for those stu- 
dent athletes who competed for Maryville College, dis- 
phtying excellence in athletic competition. Nominees 
for regular membership must be graduates of Maryville 

"Special membership" is granted to those people 
who have been of outstanding value to the Maryville 
College Athletic Program. Nominees for special mem- 
bership do not necessarily have to have been a par- 
ticipating athlete nor do they have to have been a 
graduate of the ( 

Inductees to the Wall of Fame are recognized at 
the Maryville College All-Sports Banquet, which is 
held in the Spring. Individual plaques bearing their 
names, years of varsity play and sports are displayed in 
the hallways of Cooper Athletic Center. 

If you would like to nominate someone for 
the Maryville College Wall of Fame, please fill 
out and return the reply card found in the back 
of this FOCUS issue. 


Acton, Bumey '22 
Honoker, Lombe Scott' 
Shores, R.M. "Pot," '26 
Thrower, R.C. "Bob" '25 


Berrong, J. Leon '50 
Etheredge, J.H. "Joe" '40 
Davis, John A. "J.D." '30 
Kribbs, Ken D. '68* 
McCall, J.E. "Shorty" '57 
McMuftoy, J.G. '25 


Boring, D. R. "Bob" '50 
Lea Calloway '32 
Gamble, Joe C. '26 
Stone, John T. '28 
Tokahashi, Kin 1895 


Allen, Charles E. '52 
Boird, Boydson H. '41 
Ford, Hobort '55* 
Hughes, J.D. '41 
Merrimon, Hershell '51 
Renfro, James Sr. '38 


Boird, Weldon A. '39 
Calloway, HenryA. Jr. '50 
Crawford, S. Earle '44 

6 FOCUS Spring 

DeLaney,W. Merle '31 
Huffman, Charles H. '49* 
Owenby, Billy M. '62 
Ruble, W.A. '21* 




Boird, William E, '41 
Biiggs, David H. '19 
Hitch, James W. '33 
Monroe, Benny '65 
Stinnett, Kenneth C. '47* 


Boretsky, Steven T. '34 
Byor, T. Madison '34 
Cross, Frank Moore '42 
Proffitt, David W. '16 
Wilson, Ted B. '57 


Crawford, W.M. "Billy" '29 
Heran, Jessie S.* 
Mitchell, Marvin '48 
Morris, Tom '60 
Shepard, Clarence B. '55 
Sneed, G.W. "Shorty" '56 


Campbell, James C. '53 
Loessburg, Wilbur C. '36 
Millsaps, Jesse L. "Buck" '36 
Morrison, Ira "Doc" '30 
Sexton, Lynn '56 


Berrong, E. King Jr. '51 
Brahoms, Raymond, Jr. "E 
Homil, Hugh F. '52 
Hannah, Lee '37 
Lester, James P. "Jim" '51 
McKinstry, Don H. "Don" ' 

rick" '49 



Dolton, Michael '66 
Gamble, Moses H., Jr. '36 
Garner, Robert H. "Pie" Jr. '48 
Ramger, Robert C. '56 
on, Samuel Tyndole 1878 

' Name: Johnny Stone 
Education: Maryville College, 1928 

-'■-,. *^ Career path since Maryville: Drafted by New 

r ' Yark Giants (football) and Detroit Tigers. He spent 

two years in the minor leagues before suiting 

* up for the Tigers and later, with the Washington 

^ Senators. Stone died in 1 955 at the age of 50. 

Notable athletic achievements: lnl932,Stone 

batted .297, hit 17 home runs and drove in 108 

^ i runs with the Tigers. In 1937, he was nomed to 

baseball "Who's Who." Before tuberculosis forced 

him to retire in 1938, Stone had a .313 10-year butting average. "Johnny Stone Day" 
was held at Griffith Stadium on Sept. 1 7, 1 939, to benefit the MC olumnus. 

Friend of Lou Gehrig: Following Gehrig's retirement in 1 939, Stone wrote boseboH's 
Iron Horse. A return letter - signed "Cordially yours, Lou" - included these sentiments: 
"Although you did not say in your letter what strides you were making against your 
illness, I hope this finds you greatly improved. You and I know that the boll gome is 
never over until the last man is out, and Lord help them if they put one down the 
middle. My best to you always." 

Suzanne Stone Davis-Cunningham 70 on the influence Lombe Honoker hod on 
her father: "I was quite young when Dad died; however, my mother talked about his 
career and how he got started. My dad spoke about Coach Honoker with such love and 
affection. Cooch was the guiding hand in the beginning of his career, and I know that 
during his career, he often spoke with [Coach Honoker], asking for help in o particular 
direction he was about to take. Mom often told me that Coach guided Dad when it come 
to draft time ... I do not think that Ood ever regretted signing for boseboll and not 



Name: Bobbie Jo Sallade Davis ' 

Education: Maryville College, 1983 
Induction into the Wall of Fame: 1992. | 

Bobbie Jo was the first female and first 
hearing-impaired athlete to join the Wall 
of Fame honorees. 

Career path since Maryville: Has worked 
for the hearing impaired at the Tennessee 
School for the Deaf (TSD) in Knoxville and 
in the Memphis City Schools; wife, mother 
and homemaker in Mount Juliet, Tenn. 

Notable athletic achievements: Named Athlete of the Year during 
1979-80 season,- winner of the J.D. Davis Outstanding Athlete Award; 
named to All-State Volleyball Team during sophomore, junior and senior 
years; named to All-State Softball Team in senior yeor; invited to 
participate in the Deaf Olympics in 1 980 as a member of the United States 
Volleyball Team. 

Favorite memory created while wearing an MC athletic uniform: "Being 
the first-ever Maryville College Volleyball Team to earn a trip to the NCAA 
Tournament (1980, Los Angeles), also, creating such close relationships 
with all my teammates in all sports while a student-athlete at Maryville 

Nutter, Candace '83 
Stafford, John L '63 
Tfiomas, Charlie '64 


Baldwin, Benny '50 
Emme, Wayne '80 
Neff, Robert '50 
Phelps, Don '65 
Robun-Lind, Sandra '83 


Berry, Ken '65 
Lawson, Earl '59 
Lester, Jim Jr. '75 
McCroskey, Brendo Babb '82 
Shelton, Bob '55 


Abbott, Clint '66 
Abbot, Richard Lewis ' 

Graham, Rachel Reese '83 
O'Dell, John E., Jr. '38 


Greaser, Sheridan H. (Don) '60 
Howard, W. Lynn '66 
LJouston, Joseph '05 
Matthews, Sara Covington '85 
Snedeker, Stuart '36 


Berrong, G. Robert (Bob) '56 
Baxter, Jim* 

Davis, Dee Dee Chapman '82 
Harris, Jimmy (Flash) '58 
Ramsey, Wilbur '65 

* Denotes "special membership." 
** No alumni were inducted into t 
of Feme in 1986. 

]ick" '54 


Talmage, Roy '38 

Brown, Sharon G.* 

Costner, Joe '73 


Hickman, G. Donald '70 

Davis, Bobbie Jo Sallade '83 

Honaker, Dr. L Scott, Jr. '41 

Kelly, Tim '78 

McDonald, Lowell '32 

Miller, William "Booty" '56 




Dockery, Steve '68 

McMohan, Eorl '75 

Reber, Carol Neal '81 

Padgett, Bill '69 

Waters, Jerry '57 


Anderson, Chesley '51 


Findley, Donna Owens '82 

Clinton, David '74 

Palmer, Herbert '51 

Morgan, Warren '71 

Queener, Evelyn Norton '24* 

Wiley, David '70 

Wallace, Bill '58 



Dunn, Wayne '80 

Everett, Wood N. '41 

Lambert, Rondy'76 

Keny, Jock '55 

Name: Benny Monroe 

Education: Maryville College, 1965; 

Tennessee Technological University, 1972. 

Career path since Maryville: Assistant Coach, 
Moryville City Schools; ffeod Coach, McMinn 
County High School; Assistant Coach, Middle 
Tennessee State University; Head Coach, 
Cleveland High School (after 18 years at 
Cleveland High School, Monroe retired from 
teaching and coaching in 1996); consultant, 
Bradley County Juvenile Court; representative. 
Bell South. 

Notable athletic achievements: Named MVI^ Little All-Americon Quarterback 
(1964); signed with the Canadian Football League; inducted into the Blount 
County Sports Hall of Fame, the McMinn County Sports Hall of Fame and the 
Notional High School Coaches Sports Hall of Fame; awarded the Amateur Football 
Award of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame; holds nation's 
longest winning streak in football (54 wins from 1993 to 1996); coached teams to 
numerous football and track state championships; Cleveland High School football 
stadium named in his honor (1996). 

Favorite memory created while wearing an MC athletic uniform: "As a Maryville 
College athlete, I developed friendships with teammates who remain lifelong 

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By Karen E. Beaty '94, 
Director of News and 
Sports Information 

Ask the Housewrights, Wiecks and Thomases 
. about rivalries, and they'll likely mention 
Centre College, Emory & Henry, the University 
of the South. 

On the court or on the field, these Maryville 
College student-athletes have battled it out 
against some of the best players in Division III. 

Chris and Chassidy 
Housewright, Crissy and Paul 
Wieck, Corrie and Lorrie 
Thomas have probably 
battled it out against each other, *•' 
too. Brothers and sisters have 
a tendency to do that - fight for 
balls, kick to the death, look their 
siblings in the eye and say, "1 dare 
you ..." 

Luckily for Maryville 
College, the dares turned into words 
of encouragement when two elder 
siblings and one twin encouraged 
their siblings to enroll at their school 
of" choice. 

Chris, who graduates this year 
and leaves as the fifth-highest scorer 
in Maryville College basketball history, 
welcomed his sister Chassidy, now a sophomore 
volleyball player, in 1998. Paul Wieck, the 
1999-2000 leading scorer on the Fighting Scots 
soccer team, joined sister Crissy at Maryville 
College in 1998. Corrie Thomas said OK to 
MC last year after sister Lorrie explored the 
possibility of playing for Coach Dean Walsh and 
the Lady Scots basketball team. 


"I think it was the best decision they could 
have made," said Leisa Housewright of her 
children's decisions to attend Maryville College. 
"We [she and husband Danny] wanted these 
to be the best years of their lives; Chris has 
been very successfiil, and Chassidy is well on her 

8 FOCUS Spring 

The College has done its job "too well," 
according to Mrs. Housewright who says her 
children haven't made it home to Coiryton, 
Tenn., very often because they have been happy 
on the campus. 

Chris, a business/ organizational 

management major, and Chassidy, a biology 

major, said the College's size 

has allowed them to stay 

close. Some weeks, they 

have seen 

each other every day; sometimes, weeks 

of studying and practice have kept them from 

sharing lunch or dinner together in the 

Margaret Ware Dining 


Games are a 
different story, 
though. Chris is a 
familiar face at his 
sister's volleyball 
matches. And next 
to their parents, 
Chassidy is Chris' 
No. 1 fan. 

"Ifl play bad, she 
tells me," Chris said. 

"Not to be 
mean," Chassidy 
assured. "It's just 

brotherly and sisterly love." 

Both graduates of Gibbs High School in 
Knox County, Chris and Chassidy said they 
were accustomed to a small-school environment. 
Chris became familiar with the Boydson Baird 
Gymnasium and Coach Randy Lambert through 
the College's summer basketball camps. The 
opportunity to continue his basketball career 
and receive a great education attracted him to 

Chris said he wanted the same for his little 

sister, who knew a big school wasn't for her. 

"I don't think she would have 

explored this option at all if I hadn't 

been here and if she hadn't been to 

the [basketball] games," the brother 

said. "But it was her decision. I wanted 

her to go where she would be happy 

and where she felt she could do her 


"[Maryville College] being such a 
prestigious institution," he continued, "I 
wanted this for her." 

Chris said he doesn't have a problem 

seeing his sister as her own person, able to 

make her own decisions. But he does feel it is 

his duty as a "good brother" to talk to her if 

she's doing something she shouldn't. 

Chassidy said she's used to that. 

"He's protective, but not in an 
overly protective way," she said. 


Chassidy Housewright said she doesn't 
think she is following in her brother's footsteps. 
If she were, she added, they wouldn't be bad 
footsteps to fall into. 

If asked, Paul Wieck of Franklin, Tenn. 
would probably say the same. His sister, Crissy, 
has not only led on the soccer field but also 
in the campus community. Passionate about 
literacy, Crissy has coordinated the only student- 
run literacy corps in the countr)'. She has been 
a Peer Mentor for freshman and a member of 
the college's chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa, a 
national honors and leadership society. 

Together, Paul and Crissy have been 
Bradford Scholars, a group of Maryville College 
students who tutor adults and at-risk children 
in exchange for financial aid. As library student 
assistants, they have worked on campus for extra 
money. Crissy, a history and business major, 
and Paul, a business/organizational management 
major with Spanish minor, have at least passed 
each other on the sidewalks to Anderson and 
Thaw Halls a dozen times each semester. 

Having Paul around, Crissy said, has "been 
kind of nice." 

"My best friend on campus transferred after 
our sophomore year," Crissy said. "I was kind 
of freaked out. Paul coming to the College that 
summer helped." 

"Close" is how the brother and sister 
describe their relationship, but Crissy added 
"fiery," because of their closeness and similar 
drive to win. At times during the past two 
seasons, their uncle and coach, Pepe Fernandez, 
has found himself in a difficult position - having 
to diplomatically and lovingly setding disputes 
between a niece and nephew. 

But there's no mistaking how he feels 
about them being participants at Maryville 
College community. 

"I think the biggest mistake students 
make when they go to college is that they sit 
in their dorm rooms, waiting and thinking 
that something good is going to happen to 
them," Fernandez said. "Crissy and Paul have 
both gotten involved. This has been a very 
good place for them." 

Maria Wieck, Fernandez's sister and the 
mother of Crissy and Paul, agreed. 

"Crissy and Paul have both matured and 

become self-directed," Maria said. "Intellectually, 
their academic experience has allowed them to 
explore different ideas. They have both been 
involved in Literacy Corps, which has given 
them an opportunity to meet and help people 
who have not had the same opportunities they 

"The soccer program has taught them 
responsibility to the team, allowed them to 
polish leadership skills and helped them learn 


Corrie and Lorrie Thomas know their 

They cannot be roommates - no way, no 

"We're best friends, but if we were 
roommates, we'd fight a lot," said freshman 
guard Corrie Thomas, of the relationship she 
has with twin sister Lorrie. 

Room sharing is just about the only 
limitation these twins from Gainesville, Ga., 
seem to know. At guard and post player 
respectively, Corrie and Lorrie - freshmen - have 
already made a tremendous impact on the Lady 
Scots basketball program. 

"They're wonderful girls - a coach's dream," 
said Lady Scots Head Coach Dean Walsh. 
"They're strong students and good athletes. They 
have a great work ethic and a good attitude. Both 
have added depth to the post and perimeter." 

Walsh said he has never coached sisters 
before. He has always had players who were like 
sisters but never the real, flesh-and-blood kind. 

"They're close," he said. "It's fun to 

From the bench, each sister is supportive 
of the other. Walsh said when he corrects 
one sister, the other is right behind him with 
encouragement - almost always voiced in the 
collective: "We'll be alright." "We'll get it 

They finish in first and second place in 
sprint drills due to their pushing each other in 
practice and individual workouts. And Walsh said 
he has been very impressed with their quickness 
and improvements in shooting, defending and 
rebounding. The twins saw a lot of playing time 
this last season - a season in which the Lady 
Scots posted a 20-6 record and received a bid to 
the NCAA Division III tournament for women's 

Familiar with the area from frequent family 
vacations in East Tennessee and the Smoky 
Mountains, Corrie and Lorrie said they have 
adjusted easily to the town of Maryville. The 
adjustment to college and college-level 
competition has been easier because they have 
each other, the twins said, and because it's easy 
to meet people in the close-knit community of 
Maryville College. 

"It's easy to make friends," Lorrie said, "and 
it's small. You get to know your professors." 

Hayne and Doris Thomas, parents of Corrie 
and Lorrie, made it to almost all games last 
season and said they have already noticed a 
difference in their daughters. 

"They've matured emotionally," Doris said. 
"They've been very happy and well-adjusted. I'm 
pleased with their enjoyment of school." 

"And they've matured in basketball," Hayne 
added. "They've really grown up in the last seven 
and eight months. I've seen such a change in 
the level of competition from high school. I'm 
well pleased with their progress as 
freshmen." ■ 

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Women's teams play major role in College's athletic powerhouse 

By Laurie Grogan, Director of Public Relations, Editor 

With wide sailor collars and matching hair 
bows, their uniforms look quaint by today's 
standards. Their carefully upswept hair and graceful 
posture make it hard to imagine them even getting 
dirt}', much less getting "down and dirt)'" against 
their opponents on the hard wood. One look in 
their eyes, however, and the confidence in their 
faces, and you know these women played to win, 
and win they did. 

From 1903 thtough 1912, the Mar)'ville 
College women's basketball team suffered not a 
single defeat, and did not record a losing season 
until 1924, as noted in the Independent Study 
project of Robin Rimmer Bright '81. The team 
rebounded the following season, with its only losses 
coming early to the University of Tennessee and 
Carson Newman College, both of whom were 
soundly defeated in later games that year. In the 
two seasons that followed, Mar^Tille College again 
dominated its rival colleges in the region, as the 
players continued to expand their physical and 
strategic skills. The potential of the burgeoning 
program remains forever unseen, however, due 
to the abrupt cessation of women's intercollegiate 
athletics, not only at MaryTille College, but also at 
its peer institutions throughout the country. 

"It was a lack of funding, certainly, but I 
suspect it also had a lot to do with the attitude 
of society toward women in competition," said 
Maryville College Volleyball Coach and 
Assistant Athletic 

Director Kandis Schram, '85 . 

"With the phenomenal rise in ', 
popularity in women's soccer 
and basketball in recent years, 
we understand that athletic 
competition is as healthy for 
women as it is for men. That 
was definitely not the case in the 
early part of the century. In fact, it 
was quite the opposite. The traits 
needed for successful competition 
were not exactlv in keeping with 
accepted feminine behavior of the 

As the first college in Tennessee to grant a 
degree to a female, it is hard to imagine Marv'ville 
College limiting its co-eds exclusively to classroom 
pursuits. Although intercollegiate, varsity sports 
for women were no longer offered by the College, 
club competition was offered in a number of 
sports. Early photos from the College show women 
involved in basketball, tennis, volleyball and 
fencing; swimming and track were also offered. 

"The Women's M Club is a very important 
part of the histor)' of women's athletics at Maryville 
College," said Schram. "While there were no official 
varsity sports for women for several decades, to 
say there wasn't competition would be wrong. In 
fact, you would be corrected very 
quickly by some fine athletes who 
earned letters and sweaters under 
the club system." 

As evidenced by the M 

Club, and later the formation 

of the Women's Athletic 

Association, Schram noted 

throughout the 45-year period 

in which there was no 

intercollegiate or varsity play 

open to women there were 

numerous administrators 

and faculty members who 

worked to providealternatives 

for women interested in sports. 

\)l\ ^enw^ 


were many dedicated 
individuals associated with women's athletics over 
the years, and it would be impossible to name 
each of them. In my mind, no historv of the 
development of women's sports would be complete 
without mentioning Edith Largen, who was an 
incredible instructor for so many years," Schram 

In 1972, the passage of Title IX of the 
Education Amendments Act, which required 
equitable opportunities for athletic participation, 
changed women's athletics forever, not only at 
Maryville College, but at colleges and universities 
throughout the country. Within two years of Tide 
IX's passage, the College was competing at the 
intercollegiate level in basketball, with volleyball 
soon to follow. 

Ushering in the modern era was Sharon 
Brown, who was head coach of women's basketball 
team at the time varsif}' play was reinstated 
during the 1974-1975 season. She was also 
named volleyball coach in 1975, the first year 
intercollegiate play was initiated in that sport, and 
served as coach of the tennis club team for two 

"I was really very fortunate in that I was by 
chance picked as the coach during that important 
first year. I'm proud to be part of what has grown 
into such a strong tradition," Brown said. 

In the first few years of competition, Brown 
said the expected challenges were there, along with 
some great accomplishments. 


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"Recruiting was not only a challenge for 
Maryville College, but for colleges and universities 
on all levels. Women's athletics weren't taken as 
seriously as they are now, and there weren't as many 
strong high school programs to draw from. But, we 
did put together some strong teams, a good corps 
of athletes, and I'm still very proud of that." 

The foundations built during the early years of 
the basketball provided a framework for excellence 
that remains in place today Under the leadership 
of Coach Dean Walsh '89, the Lady Scots posted 
a 20-6 record and earned a spot in the NCAA 
Division III Tournament during the 1999-2000 

During the 1990s, the Lady Scots had a 
record of 1 80-58 and have appeared in the NCAA 
tournament six times, with four Sweet Sixteen 
appearances. Since the program was reinstated, the 
Lady Scots have played in the NCAA tournament 
eight times and have won 375 of their 635 

In addition to leading the basketball Lady 
Scots, Brown is also understandably proud of 
coaching those early women's volleyball teams to 
four national championship games. Competing 
at a national level against Division I and Division 
II teams brought much deserved attention to 
the Maryville College women's athletics program, 
which in turn helped recruiting efforts, Brown 

Championship play comes natural to the 
Lady Scots; the volleyball team has appeared in 
a national title match six times in the program's 
24-year history and has posted two conference 
championships While the numbers are impressive, 
the success of the program isn't limited to the court, 
said Schram. 

"1 think it's really important to acknowledge 
the fulfilling lives our players go on to lead 
after graduation. I can think 
of some sterling 

examples. We have pharmacists, ICU nurses, 
government officials, teachers, just to name 
a few. Our seniors this year are right on track 
to be just as successful. I think competition 
really helps with developing the problem- 
solving skills that are crucial when these women 
go on to graduate school or embark on their 

The years immediately following the passage 
of Title IX were marked by the formation of club 
teams. A tennis team was formed in 1976, and 
was followed by a Softball team in 1980. Both 
sports were soon granted varsity status - tennis 
in 1979 and Softball in 1982. 

According to Rimmer, Carolyn Haynes was 
the first coach to lead the women's varsity tennis 
team with a training focus of "overall fitness." Her 
philosophy was quickly proven - within a year of 
its initial varsity season, the women's tennis team 
competed in the state tournament, after winning 
eight of its 14 matches. Within two years of its 
varsirv' debut, the team won the state tournament 
and placed regionally 

In 1988 both the women's and men's tennis 
varsity tennis programs were disbanded, primarily 
due to lack of facilities, said current head coach 
Christian Burns. In 1998 tennis was reinstated 
after the construction of sbi new courts - "the best 
thing that ever happened to us" - Burns said. 

"We were losing so many potential students 
who were interested in the College, but who 
wanted to play tennis. Now we are attracting those 
students and building a really strong program." 
During the 1999-2000 season, the women 
won the Stillman Invitational Tournament and 
Lady Scot Wendy Wheeler was named tournament 

Like their tennis counterparts, the Lady 
Scots Softball team began play on top 
of their game. Alrhough officially 
still a club team, the 1980 squad 
excelled, with a record that year 
of 13-7. The winning continued 
into the tournament season, 
with Maryville placing third 
in the state competition and 
earning a berth in the regional 

The first varsity Softball 

squad took to the field 

in 1982, coached by Pat 

Ballard. The first win for the team, 

which was now fially funded and supported by the 

athletic department, 

came in the Hiwassee Invitational 

Tournament. Other highlights of the season 

included first- and second-round wins in the state 


The Softball program has continued to thrive 
over the past two decades and current coach Bill 
Rude, who has been at the College since 1998, said 
the outlook for the team is better than ever. 

"The highlight of the season had to be the 
numerous compliments we received from opposing 
coaches and even officials. Both groups commented 
on how pleased they are with the direction of the 
program and the caliber of student-athletes we 
had on the field, " Rude said. 

Rude has reason to be proud of his Lady 
Scots - their 22-8 season marked the College's 
best record ever in Softball. According to Rude, 
that winning total could have easily been higher. 
Eight games were cancelled, all of which were 

One of the most successful women's programs 
was the last to be added at the varsity level. The 
1 980s saw a surge in the popularity of soccer on the 
national scene, and college campuses were a part of 
it. In 1986, Maryville College added the game to 
its women's line-up and the Lady Scots were soon 
amazing opponents both on the field and in the 

During the 1 990s, the women's soccer team was 
ranked among the Top 10 in the South nine out of 
10 years. The team has also ranked among the top 20 
academic teams nationally and has been recognized 
by the National Soccer Coaches Association for 
its outstanding performance. The Lady Scots have 
produced several All-South players, and Julie Dingels 
'93 was named as an All-American. ■ 

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Randy Lambert 
Afhiefic Director & Head 
Coach, men's basketball 

After graduating from 
MarYville College in 1976, Randy 
Lambert came back to coach the 
Fighting Scots in 1980. By 1985, 
his Scots had a clinched the Old 
Dominion Athletic Conference 
championship. Winning records 
continued in the 1980s and 1990s. 

Since 1991, Lambert's teams 
hove shattered school records, seen 
notional ranking and received seven 
invitations to the NCAA tournament 
for Division III. In both 1992 and 
2000, his teams mode it to the 
"sweet 16." 

Lambert's coreer record ot MC 
is 344-178. fie has twice been 
named the South Region's "Coach of 
theYear"bythe Notional Association 
of Basketball Coaches. 

Lambert received o master's 
degree from the University of 
Tennessee in 1977. 

fie and his wife Lonie have 
three children and reside in 

Kandis Schram 
Associafe Athletic Director & 
Head Coach, women's volleyball 

In her 14* season at Moryville 
College, Kandis Schram surpassed 
her SOO* victory as heod coach of the 
Lody Scots volleyball team. Schrom, 
a 1 985 graduate, ployed for the Lady 
Scots 1981-1984. 

As member of the volleyball 
teams, she won a "most improved 
award in 1983, the Coach's Award 
and the J.D. Davis Athletic Award. 
Four years after toking over the 
program in 1985, Schram coached 
the Lady Scots to the WIAC Conference 
Championship. That year, she was 
named Tochikara's South Region's 
"Coach of the Year." fler 1 993 squad 
made it to the NCAA tournament 

For her contributions to the 
College, church and community, the 
Moryville College Alumni Association 
named her the first recipient of the 
"Kin Tokohashi Award for Young 
Alumni" in 1999. 

Eric Etchison 

Head Coach, men's baseball 
& Assistant Sports 
Information Director 

After playing for the Fighting 
Scots and receiving two all-conference 
selections and three MVP honors in 
baseball, Eric Etchison returned to 
MaryvilleCollegein 1990. In 1992, 
he was named head baseball coach. 

In the 1980s, the Scots won 
only 36 percent of their contests; 
in the last decade, the winning 
percentage has climbed to 59 

By 1997, the Scots' resurgence 
in baseball was being noticed across 
the state. In 1997, Etchison was 
named "Coach of the Yeor" for 
divisions II and III by the Tennessee 
Baseball Coaches Association. He is 
the third in all-time baseball coaching 
victories at the College. 

Etchison has a master's degree 
in sport science from the United 
States Sports Academy. 

He, his wife Bonnie Bouch 
Etchison '87 and daughter DeAnno 
live in Maryville. 

Pepe Fernandez 
Head Coach, men's 
and women's soccer 

Franklin, Tenn., native Pepe 
Fernandez assumed the head 
cooching responsibilities for the 
Maryville College men's and women's 
soccer teams in 1989. He is a 
graduate of Tennessee Wesleyon 
College in Athens and began his 
cooching career at the University of 

Winning seasons and big wins 
agoinst nationally ranked competitors 
are hallmark of the College's soccer 
program. Twice, his Fighting Scots 
men's team has mode it to the NCAA 
Division III Toumoment. 

Win-loss-tie records for 
Fernandez ore 129-63-10 for the 
Scots; 99-50-6 for the Lady Scots. 

This MC coach has seen seven 
of his former players enter the 
professional soccer ronks. 
Approximately 25 players have gone 
on to semi-professional ploy. 

He and his wife Fran live in 
Maryville with their two boys. Marc 
and Christopher, 


FOCUS Spring 

Maryville College coaches build winning 
traditions on experience and dedication 

Phil Wilks 

Head Coach, football 

Mofshall University alumnus 
Phil Wilks took over the footboll 
program at Maryville College in 
1 988. Finishing his 1 2* season with 
the Scots in 1999, Wilks became 
the football coach w/ith the second- 
longest tenure at the College. 

Prior to moving to Maryville, 
Wilks coached at Marshall 
University, Chesapeake High School, 
Georgetown College, Newberry 
College and Wofford College. 

Onlytwo years after hisorrival 
at MC, Wilks led the Scots to their 
first non-losing season since 1 981 . 
The following year, the squad was 
ranked third in the South Region of 
the NCAA Division III. 

In 1999, the Fighting Scots 
posted a 7-3 record, defeating 
former rivals Emory & Henry, 
Hampden-Sydney ond Bridgewoter. 

Wilks holds bachelor's and 
master's degrees from Marshall. 

He is married to Lisa Voll. 
They hove five children. 

Dean Walsh 
Head Coach, 
women's basketball 

Dean Walsh's coaching coreer 
began immediately ofter he 
gmduated from Maryville College in 
1 988 and set men's basketball school 
records for field goal percentage in a 
season and career. Since 1988, he 
has assisted the women's basketball 
ond volleyball progmms, the men's 
basketball program and the girls' 
bosketboll program at Maryville High 

Prior to being named head 
coach of the MC women's basketball 
pragram, Walsh was head coach for 
the Lady Tigers of Hiwassee College in 
Madisonville,Tenn. After three years, 
he hod compiled a win-loss record of 
66-23. He was twice named regional 
"Coach of the Year" and once named 
conference "Coach of the Year." 

The 1999-2000 Lady Scots 
posted a 20-6 season and was invited 
to the first raund of the NCAA 
tournament for Division III. 

Walsh and wife Betsy are 
Maryville residents. 

Christian Burns 
Head Coach, men's 
and women's tennis 

When Maryville College 
re-instituted men's and women's 
tennis as intercollegiate varsity sports 
in 1998, Maryville native Christian 
Bums was hired to build the program. 
Burns' experience as a private 
instructor spans more than 10 yeors, 
beginning with Mike DePalmer Sr. 
and the University of Tennessee's big 
Orange Tennis Camp. 

A 1994 graduate of Carson- 
Newmon College, Burns come to 
the College fram the Nick Bollettieri 
Sports Academy in Bradenton, Fla. 
In Florida, he worked with some of 
thetop junior players in the world. 

In his second season at 
Maryville, Burns has recruited top 
players from Tennessee, Kentucky, 
Alabama and Florida. The women's 
team finished 8-9 this Spring; the 
men ended with 5-11 record. 

Burns, his wife Melissa and son 
Colby reside in Maryville. 

Bill Rude 

Head Coach, softball & 

Assistant Coach, volleyball 

Bill Rude, a native of northern 
New York, assumes his first head 
coaching position at the collegiate 
level at Maryville. 

Prior to arriving on campus 
in 1997, Rude was on assistant 
coach ot State University New York- 
Geneseo, St. Andrews Presbyterian 
College (N.C.) and Lander University 
(S.C). He holds a bachelor's degree 
fram Ithaca College in New York. 

A former assistant of the Lady 
Scots volleyball team and Lady Scots 
Softball team. Rude has helped guide 
the women's programs to winning 

For the 1999-2000 season, 
the Lady Scots softboll team posted 
a 22-8 season, which is the best 
record in o decade. Collectively, team 
members were nationally ranked in 
batting and scoring. 

Rude, his wife Laura and dog 
Lucy live in Knoxville. 

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Students, faculty, alumni and friends of the 
college gathered on Januatv 1 1 to participate in 
the groundbreaking for the new Fayerweather 

The ceremony marked the beginning of 
construction on the building, which will house 
the college's Administration and Admissions 
offices. Public Relations department, the 
Registtar's office, Financial Aid, and the Business 
Office. Also located in the new building will 
be Health Sen'ices, classrooms, meeting rooms, 
a board room, and the new Instructional 
Technology department. 

Following the ceremony, College officials 
presented the architectural drawings and outlined 
the futute plans tor the building. A reception 
was also held in the Wilson Chapel complex to 
mark the occasion. 

The new Fayerweather Hall will replace 
the original Fayerweather Science Hall, which 
was built in 1898. The building was destroyed 
by fire in May 1999 following a lightning 
strike. Originally built as a science building, 
Fayerweathet was home to the post office, 
Isaac's snack bar, the campus bookstore, student 
services, and the Education Division at the time 
of the fire. 




Dr. Burgein R "Gene" Overholt and the Rev. 
Emily Andetson have been elected to serve on the 
Marwille College Board of Directors. 

Overholt is CEO 
and Medical Director 
for Gastrointestinal 
Associates, PC of 
Knoxville. He is a 
graduate ot the 
University ot Michigan 
and the University ot 
Tennessee Medical 
School and is currently a board member of the 
First Tennessee Bank of Knoxville. 

Overholt was for many years a member of 
the Knox-ville Cit)' School Board, for which he also 
served as chairman. While a board member for 
the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce, Overholt 
served as vice-chairman for education. He is 
co-founder ot Leadership Education. He is a 
member ot Second Presbyterian Church in 
Knox-ville. Overholt and his wife Lyn have two 

Senior Pastor of New Providence 
Presbyterian Church since June 1999, 
Anderson graduated ttom Vanderbilt 
University in 1983 with a degree in English 
and worked for three years at Endata, Inc., a 
computer services company based in Nashville. 
She entered Princeton Theological Seminary in 
1986 and graduated in 1989. 

Upon het graduation and ordination, she was 
named Area Director for Young Life, a Christian 
youth foundation, and 
the Director of the 
Princeton Institute of 
Youth Ministry In 1992 
she was installed as 
.\ssociate Pastor at the 
Palma Ceia Presbyterian 
Church in Tampa 
Florida, where she served 
in all areas ot the church, including youth and 
tamily ministry, missions and outreach, preaching, 
worship and other pastoral care responsibilities. 
She remained at Palma Ceia until she received the 
call ftom New Providence. 

In addition to her role on the Board of 
Directors, Anderson also serves Maryville College 
as a member of the Faith and Learning Committee. 
Among its many tesponsibilities, that committee is 



"' s 

charged with studying issues related to the religious 
lite and development of the college community as 
it relates to the Presbyterian heritage. 





Mar)'\'ille College 
has recently added a new 
member to its ever- 
growing family of 

"Appropriate uses 
of technology [will] 
permeate everything 
that goes on here, said 
Gina Roberts, the College's new director of 
instructional technology. "I'm excited about being 
a part of that." 

Roberts is sen'ing in this capacit)' as described 
by the Tide III Instrucdonal Technolog)' Initiative 
grant that the college received last summer. Much of 
her expertise is in instt uctional technology, with her 
most recent experience coming trom the University 
of Tennessee-KnoxTille, where she was employed 
as both a facult}' member and an advisor in her 
capacity' as technology specialist. 

Roberts holds degrees from East Tennessee 
State Universit)' (B.S. Mass Communicadon) and 
the University of Virginia (M.Ed. Instiuctional 
Technology), and has continued her education to 
the doctoral level. Roberts expects to finish an 
Ed.D. in Educational Psychology: Collaborative 
Learning from UTK next year. Though busy with 
her education, she has also tound time to develop 
a career. Her area of expertise spans the nation 
from various companies like Teknowledge in Palo 
Alto, Calif, and Tennessee Eastman Company in 

The Tide III grant provides for educational 
equipment and seminars that focus on faculty 
and students. Though one-on-one consulting 
will be a major focus for Roberts, she will also 
provide small group workshops to assimilate the 


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This edition of Laurels has only one feature 
article highlighting the accomplishments of 
an honored member of the Maryville College 
faculty. Dr. Terry Simpson has been named 
Maryville College's first Fulbright Scholar 
while teaching at the College. The feature 
article describes Dr. Simpson's background 
and experiences, particularly noting his strong 
teaching emphasis on multi-culturalism and 
cultural understanding. 

As an outstanding teacher and a member of 
the Tennessee Department ot Education's 
Board of Examiners, Dr. Simpson will 
assist the administrators and faculty at the 
Universit}' of Tartu to develop new standards 
for teacher education in Estonia. 

Laurels also continues to tell the story of other 
Maryville College teacher scholars in the 
Faculty Laurels section. Most noteworthy 
this past academic year is publication of two 
books by faculty: one by Dr. Chad Berry 
and the other by Dr. Drew Crain. 

The evidence provided in this edition of 
Laurels demonstrates that teaching and 
learning are truly integrated at Maryville 

Nancy C. Sederberg 

Vice President and Dean of the College 

Simpson Brings First Fulbright Award To Maryville College 

The 1999-2000 academic year was 
a year for firsts. Enrollment reached 
1 ,000 students, a Maryville College 
athlete was named Academic All 
American, and Dr. Terry Simpson, 
chairperson of the 
division of education 
at Maryville College, 
was given the 
prestigious Fulbright 
Scholar award. He is 
the first professor to 
receive the Fulbright 
while teaching at 
Mar)'\'ille College. 

Simpson, who 
instructs teacher 
education courses at 
Mary\'ille College and 
advises student- 
teachers in the Colleges 
education program, 
will spend the 2000 fall 
semester at the 
University of Tartu, which is located 
in the Eastern European countt)' of 

"This program in Estonia is a good 
match for me," Simpson said. 
"[Administrators and faculty 
members at the University of Tartu] 
want to develop new standards in 
teacher education. They're also 
interested in the emphasis of the 
sociology of education, which 
matches what I teach here at 

In Estonia, Simpson will visit local 
schools and teach in the university's 
teacher education program and 
graduate courses for supervisors. A 
member of the Tennessee 

Department of Education's Board of 
Examiners, Simpson said he believes 
his work to raise the standards in 
teacher education on the state level 
will aid his colleagues in Estonia. "But 
I'm also going to learn, " Simpson 
said, adding that he looks forward 
to seeing how teachers are educated 
and prepared for classrooms in other 
countries of the world. 

"Selection for a Fulbright is a rare, 
wonderful tribute for any teacher- 
scholar. Dr. Simpson's selection 
brings great honor to him, to our 
education program, and to Mary\'ille 
Collere," said Dr. Gerald W. Gibson. 
"He will make a valuable 
contribution to Estonia and return 
here as an even more valuable 
member of the MC faculty. " 

Dr. Nancy Sederberg, vice president 
and dean of Maryville College, 
described Simpson as an "outstanding 

"Dr. Simpson is clearly 
demonstrating that the best way to 
learn something is to teach it, " she 
said. "He will be able to share ideas 
about our teacher preparation 
process, about accreditation and 
about outcomes. His experience as a 
Fulbright Scholar will have a positive 
impact on and broaden the horizons 
of his students here at Maryville when 
he returns in December." 

Simpson, who holds degrees from 
Free Will Baptist Bible College, the 
University of Tennessee, 
Southwestern Baptist Theological 
Seminary and East Texas State 
University, began teaching at 

Maryville College in 1990. At the 
College's Commencement exercises 
in 1996, he was presented the 
Outstanding Teacher Award. 

The Fulbright Program, considered 
the United States' flagship 
international educational program, 
is sponsored by the Bureau of 
Educational and Cultural Affairs of 
the United States Department of 
State. The Program is designed to 
increase mutual understanding 
between the people of the United 
States and the people of other 
countries. Since its inception 50 years 
ago, the Fulbright Program has 
provided approximately 230,000 
"Fulbrighters" the opportunity to 
observe each others' political, 
economic and cultural institutions, 
exchange ideas and embark on joint 
ventures of importance to the general 
welfare of the world's inhabitants. 

The primary source of fimding for 
the Fulbright Program is an annual 
appropriation by the United States 
Congress. Foreign governments and 
private organizations contribute 
through cost-sharing and indirect 
support, such as salary supplements, 
tuition waivers and university 

The competition for Fulbright 
awards is extremely competitive. 
Only 4,500 new grants are awarded 
annually Simpson first applied for 
a Fulbright Scholar award (an 
opportunity in Kenya) in the late 
1990s. He spent one year in the 
planning and application process for 
the recently awarded position in 

Faculty Laurels 

DR. CHAD BERRY, Assistant Professor 
of History, along with DR. FRANK 
VAN AALST, Adjunct Professor of 

History, led i group ot students, alumni, 
and friends of iVlar)Tille College on 
a three-week study trip to China, the 
theme ot which was "Experience China; 
Mandarin, Commissar, Entrepreneur." 
One of the highlights ot the trip was a 
seminar organized by Dr. Bern,' exploring 
Chinese and American perspectives on 
"the modern" at China's renowned Nankai 
Universit}' with history professors and 
graduate students. Fifteen years from the 
date of the first oral histon,- interview 
with a migrant trom Tennessee who 
had lived in Flint, Michigan, his book, 
Southern Migrants, Northern Exiles, was 
published by the Universin' of Illinois 
Press in January The book examines the 
great southern white out-migration to 
the Midwest from 1910 to the present. 
The book's cover was designed in a 
special collaboration with DR. CARL 
GOMBERT, Associate Professor of Art 
History, and SARAH BEST '99. Dr. 
Berry also presented "Upon What Will I 
Hang My Hat in the Future? Appalachia 
and Awaiting Post-Postmodernin,'" at a 
panel titled, "Use with Caution! Histor}' 
and Stewardship for the Millennium," at 
the annual meeting of the Appalachian 
Studies Association, which was held in 
KnoxTille during March 2000. The 
article was prompted by student reactions 
to both postmodernism and recent 
Appalachian studies scholarship in Berry's 
recent History/English 349: Southern 
Appalachian History and Literature. He 
also attended the Annual Meeting of the 
Organization of American Historians 
in St. Louis. He has continued to 
review grant proposals for the National 
Endowment ot the Humanities and to 
serve on the Editorial Board of De Sur a 
Norte: Perspectivas Sudamericanos sobre 
Estados Unidos, published in Buenos 
Aires. He is also completing his term as 
chair of the Folk Studies Review Panel 
ofthe Tennessee Arts Commission. His 

current research project is a collaborative 
one with retired newspaper editor 
Nancy B. Cain, exploring the Tellico 
Dam controversy through oral histories 
with people whose lives were torever 

DR. ROBERT BONHAM, Professor of 
Music, attended the annual conference 
on Science and Consciousness in 
Albuquerque, New Mexico, during 
April, the Creative Problem Solving 
Institute in Buffalo during June and 
the annual BioAcoustics conference in 
Athens, Ohio, during August. During 
Julv he participated in the Taubman 
Piano Institute held at Williams College, 
Massachusetts. In October he made 
a presentation to the Nashville Music 
Teachers Association about the work 
of Dorothy Taubman with particular 
emphasis on meansof increasing keyboard 
and avoiding injury 

Professor of Economics, attended the 
a meeting of the Soutlieast Regional 
Seminar on African Studies October 
1 5- 1 6, 1 999 at Armstrong Atlantic State 
University in Savannah, Georgia. He 
also participated in the 2Sth Anniversar}' 
of Bread tor the World in Washington, 
D.C., June 19-22, 

With Dr. Earl Smith, retired Professor of 
Art Education from Troy State University, 
he prepared an educational CD-ROM 
"The African Connection: Art and Life 
in West Africa" for publication. Along 
with pictures of African masks, carvings, 
cloth, and brass work, the CD-ROM 
includes video clips on making African 
masks, figurines and cloth with their use 
in daily life and ceremonies. 

DR. TERRY BUNDE, Professor of 
Chemistry, attended the Southeastern 
Regional Meeting of the American 
Chemical Society^ Oct. 17-20, 1999, 
where he judged undergraduate student 

research talks and posters in the organic 
and biochemistr)' sections and where he 
presented a paper entitled, "Inexpensive 
Instrument Interfacing Using a Serial 
Digital Multimeter." Dr. Bunde also 
published the first results from his 
sabbatical leave post-doctoral research 
with Dr. Tuan 'Vo-Dinh and Dr. Pierre 
Viallet of Oak Ridge National Laboratory 
in a paper in the Journal of Fluorescence 
entided, "Fluorescent Molecular Reporter 
for the 3-D Conformation of Protein 
Subdomains: The Mag-Indo System." 
Dr. Bunde artended the IT" International 
Conference on College Teaching and 
Learning in lacksonville, Florida in April 
2000. Attendance at this conference is 
supported in part by the Appalachian 
College Association. 

Assistant Professor of Religion and 
Philosophy, Ralph W. Beeson Chair in 
Religion, and Coordinator of General 
Education, attended the annual meeting 
of the Association of General and Liberal 
Studies in Richmond, Virginia, October 
28-30 1999 and the joint annual meeting 
ofthe American Academy ot Religion and 
Societv' of Biblical Literature in Boston, 
November 20-23, 1999. She will serve as 
one of two faculty' leaders for the Legacy 
of Abraham study trip to Israel/Palestine, 
May 22-JunelO, 2000. Sponsored by the 
Association of Presbyterian Colleges and 
Universities, Pilgrims of Ibillin (MarElias 
College in Galillee), and Warren Wilson 
College, the trip is open to students 
at colleges and universities related to 
the Presbnerian Church (USA) and 
is designed to explore the Biblical 
backgrounds of ludaism, Christianity 
and Islam, the basic tenants of Judaism, 
Christianity and Islam, and the 
contemporary political and social realities 
of modern day life in and 

DR. DREWCRAIN, Assistant Professor 
of Biology, has published 2 papers in the 

last year documenting his research on 
the ways environmental contaminants 
alter the endocrine system of animals. 
One paper, which was published in 
the international journal Toxicology 
and Industrial Health, is entitled "The 
functional and structural observations 
of the neonatal reproductive system of 
alligators exposed in ovo to atrazine, 2,4-D, 
or estradiol." Another publication that 
appears in the textbook Environmental 
Toxicology and Risk Assessment is entided 
"Steroid hormones as biomarkers of 
endocrine disruption in wildlife. Both ot 
these publications were coauthored with 
Dr. Grain's collaborators at the Universit}' 
of Florida. Dr. Grain has also co-edited 
a book entitled Endocrine Disrupting 
Contaminants: An Evolutionarv' 
Perspective which was published by 
Taylor and Francis Publishers. During 
the summer of 1999, Dr. Grain and 
Maryville College senior Elizabedi Hewin 
conducted research on contaminant- 
induced thyroid abnormalities in alligators 
of various Florida lakes. Currently 
Hewitt and Grain are preparing to 
publish the research findings. In an 
effort to incorporate technology into the 
Biology curriculum, Dr. Grain submitted 
a proposal to the National Science 
Foundation for agrant thatwould provide 
computer-interfaced data acquisition in 
Biology laboratories. 

Professor of Management, presented 
the results of his dissertation research 
to the Corporate Sponsors board of 
the Center for Innovation Management 
Studies (GIMS) at Lehigh University on 
June 14, 1999. The dissertation, entitled 
"The effects of adopting shareholder 
value metric control and reward systems 
on firm investment in research and 
development," was successfully defended 
on July 19, 1999, at the University of 
Tennessee. An abstract of his work, 
entitled "Shareholder value metrics can 
boost R&D investment and, ultimately 

share price," was published in the August 
1999 edition of the CIMS newsletter. 
On December 3, 1999, he and coauthors 
Michael C. Ehrhardt and Philip Daves, 
both with the University of Tennessee, 
presented a paper entided "Organizational 
architecture and corporate performance: 
An empirical analysis," to the Finance 
department at the University of 

Dr. Gallagher's research draws on an 
extensive survey of Chief Financial 
Officers and Research and Development 
executives of Fortune 1000 companies, 
and also extensively uses multi-year 
data from the Standard and Poors 
Compustat database. In January 2000, 
he submitted a paper entitled " Adopting 
compensation plans linked to shareholder 
value: Effects on investment in research 
in the Strategic Management Journal. 
He also submitted a paper entitled 
"Reconsidering agenq,' theory: Beyond 
the separation of ownership from control" 
to the Strategy and Business Policy 
division of the Academy of Management, 
for presentation at the annual meeting 
in Toronto in August 2000. 

DR. CARL GOMBERT, Associate 
Professor of Art, traveled to Austria to 
participate in a Salzburg Seminar entitled 
"The Arts, Religion, and the Shaping 
of Culture," thanks to a grant from the 
Mellon Foundation. In April, he went 
to the Huntington Museum of Art in 
West Virginia to study with renowned 
figurative arrist William Beckman as 
part of the Walter Gropius Masters' 
Workshops. Gombertexhibitedpaintings 
in several national juried exhibitions: 
"Works on Paper," at the Mar}'land 
Federation of the Arts Gallery in 
Annapolis; the "25th Annual Ptints, 
Drawings, and Photogtaphs Exhibition, " 
at the Arkansas Art Center in Litde Rock, 
where his print "Collective Memory I" 
won a Juror's Award; and the Akron 
Society of Artists' Grand National 
Exhibition, where his portrait of Roger 
Myers ("Big Yellow Roger') was awarded 
second prize. In July and August, 
Gombert exhibited recent paintings and 
prints at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian 

Universalist Church Gallery in Knoxville. 
He was also invited to create a piece for 
the annual mask show at the Tomato 
Head in Knoxville. Finally Gombert 
was one of eight artists chosen for the 
exhibit "East Tennessee Art Currents 
11" that was on display through the 
summer at the Knoxville Museum of Art. 
befote ttavelling to the Carroll Reece Art 
Museum at ETSU in Johnson Cm. 


published "Teaching the Social Economics 
Way ofThinkingin Money and Ban king," 
Teaching the Social Economics Way 
of Thinking, Edward J. O'Boyle, ed., 
Edward Mellen Press, 1999. 

Instructor in English, attended the 6th 
Annual Cowboy Poetry gathering in 
Rawlins, Wyoming, in July 1999, and will 
attend the 7th Annual Cowboy Poetr}' 
gathering in July 2000. She also had 
her theatrical acnng debut, in October 
1999, when she performed in Maryville 
College's production of "Talking With," 
written by Jane Mardn, a play consisting 
oi eleven monologues. In November 
1 999, Ms. Kilgore gave a public reading, 
for "Impressions Literary Magazine," of 
her creative work in poetry, short stories, 
and letters. 

Professor of Music and Co-Chair, 
Division of Fine Arts, attended two tai 
chi workshops over the summer with 
Master Yang Yang, one of the top Chen 
stylists in the world. The first was a week- 
long retreat in Blowing Rock, North 
Carolina, and the second a weekend 
workshop in Knoxville, Tennessee in 
August. Dr. Matascik attended the 
19th Annual International Conference 
on Critical Thinking at Sonoma State 
University, July 31 -August 4. She 
patticipated in a Ftanklin Covey Seminar, 
"What Matters Most" on August 1 8. In 
November, Dr. Matascik attended the 
National Association ot Schools of Music 
meeting for music executives in Chicago, 
where she also took part in a rwo-day 
workshop on music and technology. Dr. 
Matascik was featured in an article on 
tai chi and health in the November 1 6th 
issue ot the Maryville Daily Times. In 

May 2000, Dr. Matascik will travel to 
China with Dr. Frank VanAalst and a 
group of alumni and friends of the 
Collegeon the tour, "ModernizingChina: 
From the Great Wall to the Great Dam 
on the Yangtze River." 

MS. DORI MAY, Instructor and 
Acquisitions/Public Services 
Librarian, along with Choi Park, Associate 
Professor and Catalogue Librarian, 
attended the Appalachian College 
Association's 1999 Library Technical 
Services Conference in Mars Hill, North 
Carolina. Ms. May shared ideas and 
led a discussion about "Acquisidons 
on the Web," marking the changes 
competition has brought to vendot, 
publisher, independent bookseller, and 
chain bookstore sites on the internet. 
She also attended the 1999 TENN- 
SFIARE Fall Conference in Murfreesboro, 
Tennessee, where the locus was the 
success ot establishing the Tennessee 
Electronic Librar)' and advice on getting 
it funded in years to come. She also 
went to a TEL training session at The 
L'nivetsity of Tennessee, KnoxTille, on 
November 18. 

DR. WILLIAM J. MEYER, Assistant 
Professor of Religion and Philosophy, 

authored the lead journal article in the 

1999 Annual of the Societ)' of Christian 
Ethics. The article was entitled "On 
Keeping Theological Ethics Theological: 
An Alternative to Hauerwas' Diagnosis 
and Prescription." His book review of 
works by Schubert Ogden and Edmund 
Perry on the question ot truth and world 
religions appeared in the April 1999 issue 
of the international journal Religion. 
He made two public presentations 
on campus during 1999. Those 
presentations included a Community 
Forum presentation entided "Visions of 
the Future: Order or Disorder?", which 
examined four alternative views of the 
post-cold war world. He also addressed 
the Societ)' of 1819 with his lecture, 
"What Does it Mean to be a Church- 
Related College Today?" In January 

2000 he attended the Annual Meeting 
of the Society ot Christian Ethics in 
Washington, D.C. He also attended an 
invitational conference in Indianapolis 
on February 20-21, 2000 on the role 

of "Religion in Caring for the Seriously 
111." The conference is sponsored by the 
Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics 
and American Institutions at Indiana 
University, Bloomington. 

Professor of Chemistry and Chair 
of the Division of Natural Sciences, 

attended the American Chemical Society 
Southeast Regional Meeting hosted by the 
East Tennessee Section of the American 
Chemical Societ)'inKnox'ville,Tennessee. 
In conjunction with that meedng, he 
also attended the Meeting in Miniature, 
"Chemistry for the New Millennium," 
designed specifically for undergraduate 
chemistt}' students. 

DR. JOHN NICHOLS, Professor of 
Mathematics was named Chair of the 
Division of Mathematics & Computer 
Science in the fall of 1999. He replaces 
Dr. Bill Dent who has served in this 
capacity for several years. In addition, 
he was one of seventy mathematicians 
from across the country to complete 
a two-summer tesearch institute on 
the history of mathematics in July 
of 1999. The National Science 
Foundation sponsored the institute and 
the Mathematics Association of America 
coordinated it. Catholic University in 
Washington DC was the host institution. 
The goal of the institute was to train 
facult}' to teach historj' of mathematics 
courses at their home institution and to 
collaborate with others in the field. As a 
result of this study Dr. Nichols designed 
and taught a new course in the history 
of mathematics. 

He also attended the joint meeting of 
the American Mathematical Societ}' and 
the Mathematics Association of America 
in Washington D.C. in January 2000. 
While there he attended numerous 
lectures on a wide variety of topics. Dr. 
Nichols was also a member of die task 
force which wrote the $ 1 .7 million-U.S. 
Department of Education grant which 
the College received for technology. 

MS. CHRIS NUGENT, Assistant 
Professor, Director of Information 
Resources & Services and College 

Librarian, received a Mellon Grant 

through the Appalachian College 
Association to attend the Salzburg Seminar 
ASC 24 on Information Technology and 
the Future of Education in Salzburg, 
Austria, September 25- October 2, 1999. 
Together with Debbie Nichols, Mar)^'^^ 
College's Director of Information Systems 
& Services, Ms. Nugent addressed 
as panelist "The Libran' Director's 
Emerging Role on Campus" at the 
Appalachian College Association's 1 999 
Library Administration Retreat at Ohio 
Valley College, West Virginia. 

Assistant Professor of Political Science 
and Coordinator, Environmental 
Studies Program, authored a paper 
published in the proceedings of the 
Greening of the Campus III: Theory and 
Realin' conference, which was held at 
Ball State University in Mucnie, Indiana 
September 30 -October 2, 1999. The 
articled, entided "Eduaring the Campus 
Community: The Freshman Course at 
Mary\'ille College, Tennssee 'Perspectives 
on the Environment'" was published in 
the conference proceedings Curriculum 
Development I section. Although Dr. 
O'Gorman was unable to personally 
attend, two students from the College, 
Paul Sacksteder and Fori Winters, 
attended the meeting and presented 
the paper's contents to a very receptive 

Assistant Professor of Religion, spent 
May 13-30, 1999, in Calcutta, where 
he did archival research at the National 
Librarv- of India and elsewhere on early 
nineteenth-century interactions between 
Christian missionaries and Hindus. His 
trip was funded by the Russell D. Parker 
Faculty Development Fund. In October 
he accompanied students on a research 
trip to a serpent-handling church in 
Alabama, and he attended the Conference 
on Religion in the American South 
at Emory University in Adanta. On 
November 19, hedeliveredapaper entided 
"Renaissance ot Retrenchment: Hindu- 
Christian Dialogue at a Crossroads" to 
the annual meeting of the American 
Academy ot Religion in Boston. The 

paper detailed the historical roots of 
current violence between Christians and 
Hindus in India. He has also written 
several book reviews for the Religious 
Studies Review and the International 
Journal ot Hindu Studies. In March, 
he attended the annual meeting of the 
Southeastern Region of the ^American 
Academy ot Religion. 

DR. DANNY PIERCE, Assistant 
Professor of Physical Education, 
Health and Outdoor Recreation, 

received the Frank Lupton Service 
Award for his work as chairman of the 
standards committee, from the Wilderness 
Education Association at their National 
Conference Februan,- 20, 1 999 at Southern 
Illinois University. Pierce completed 
a Wilderness First Responder refresher 
course and Anaphylaxis workshop hosted 
by the Wilderness Medical Associates, 
February 16-17, 1999, atTouchofNature 
Environmental Center in Carbondale, 
Illinois. His paperendtled"TheAttention 
Styles of Intercollegiate Athletes based 
on Sport and Gender" was presented by 
Dr. Steven Edwards, Oklahoma State 
University, at the National Conference of 
the American College of Sports Medicine, 
June 2, 1999 in Seattle, Washington. 

Dr. Pierce was invited by the University of 
Michigan's Department of Recreational 
Sport Challenge Program to assist in 
the facilitadon ot the DaimlerChryslar 
Financial Expo'99. This program 
tided, "Together in Making a World ot 
Difference, The Global Challenge" was 
conducted June 24-30, 1 999, at Oakland 
University, Auburn Hills, Michigan. 
Pierce and Dr. Paula Dohoney, Oklahoma 
State University, presented "Introducing 
Technology Application to Preservice 
Physical Education Students during 
Activity Course Requirements" at the 
Technology in Physical Education and 
Sport National Conference, July 31, 
1999, at the University of Tennessee at 
Chattanooga. Dr. Pierce and Ms. Jennifer 
Pierce, Maryville College, presented, 
Nomadics: A Morning Stretch tor the 
Body and Mind, at the 27th Annual 
A.s.sociation tor Experiential Education 
International Conference: Harvest the 

Seasons Of Learning, on October 30, 
1999, in Rochester, New York. 

Associate Professor of Computer 
Science, attended the annual Fall 
Conference of the Mid-Soudieast Chapter 
of the Association for Computing 
Machinery in Gadinburg, Tennessee, 
on November 12, 1999. He was 
accompanied by three students: Jeremy 
Baucom, Ellen Canupp, and Kyle May 
As part of the conference program, Ellen 
Canupp presented a paper titled "Solving 
ODEs [Ordinary Differential Equations] 
Using C Programming." 

Professor of Mathematics, received 
the Doctorate in Education with a 
concentration in mathematics education 
from the Universiry of Tennessee, 
Know'ille in December 1999. She 
received an award tor Outstanding 
Achievement in Mathematics Education 
from the University ofTennessee College 
of Education in the spring of 1999. 
Her dissertation. Finding Fibonacci: An 
Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts Course 
BasedonMadiematical Patterns, included 
the design and evaluation ot a course 
which will be offered as a Senior Seminar 
at Maryville in the spring of 2000. Dr. 
Ribble received a Parker Fund grant tor 
travel to Italy and Austria in June 1999 to 
gather historical data for the course. She 
presented a talk entitled "Connecting 
Mathematics with Fibonacci Numbers" at 
theMu.AlphaTheta National Convention 
in Gadinburg, Tennessee, in August 
1999. In May 2000, Dr. Ribble received 
the Helen B. Watson Outstanding 
Dissertation Award from the Universit)' 
of Tennessee College ot Eduation. 

DR. LORI SCHMIED, Associate 
Professor of Psychology, continued her 
research collaboration with colleagues 
from the Psychology Department at 
University College London and Middlesex 
University in the United Kingdom. The 
focus was the continuation ot work on 
the history of psychopharmacologv'. A 
manuscript is currendy being developed. 
Along with Dr. Kathie Shiba and 

colleagues from Emory & Henry and 
Carson-Newman Colleges, Schmied 
received a S2,000 planning grant from 
the Appalachian College Association 
to develop a Teaching & Technology 
proposal. This proposal to 
re-conceptualize Introductory Psychology 
was subsequently funded for SI 20,000 
and covers a two-year period. In January 
2000, grant team members panicipated in 
a customized workshop on instructional 
technology, as well as a college-wide 
workshop on 'Enhancing Teaching with 
Technology,' co-sponsored by the Title 
III project. In May, the grant team met 
extensively to re-design the introductory 
course, as well as undergo training in 
the use of some ot the instrucnonal 
technologies identified for the project. 
Schmied also attended the annual 
Southeastern Psychological Association 
meeting in New Orleans, March 29 - 
April 1. 

DR. KATHIE SHIBA, Assistant 
Professor of Psychology, received a 
Russell D. Parker Faculty Development 
Fund grant to participate in a Center 
for Global Education seminar, Mexico: 
Education for Social Jusnce, in 
Cuernavaca, Mexico, July 10-17, 1999. 
This experiential seminar included 
not only lectures, but also visitation 
of archaeological sites, educational 
institutions, and local communities. In 
addition. Dr. Shiba was a member of the 
On-Site Evaluation Team (September 
1999), which evaluated the elementary 
course provided by Montessori Educators 
International, Inc. This evaluation led 
to the accreditation of their course by the 
Montessori Accreditation Council for 
Teacher Education Commission. Finally, 
Dr. Shiba reviewed the textbook,. Of 
Children, 9'^ Edition, in October 1999, 
for Wadsworth Publishing Company. 
Dr. Shiba also attended the Southeastern 
Psychological ^Association conference in 
New Odeans, Louisiana. 

DR. TERRY L. SIMPSON, Associate 
Professor of Secondary Education and 
Chair of the Division of Education 

attended the Kappa Delta Pi 42"'' 
Biennial Convocation in Baltimore, 

Maryland, November 11-13, 1999, where 
he presented a session entitled "The 
Student Teaching Seminar: Integrating 
Profasional, Historical, Philosophical, 
Legal, and Political Issues." 

He also attended the Tennessee Council 
ot the Social Studies State Conference 
at Montgomery Bell State park, March 
24, 2000, where he presented a session 
entitled "Don't Divorce Religion from the 
Social Studies." He provided strategies 
for secondary teachers to incorporate 
the study about religion into their social 
studies instruction. In addition, he is 
a member of the Board of Directors 
and newsletter editor for the Tennessee 
Council of the Social Studies for the 
1999-2000 academic year. 

Professor of Biology, attended the 
annual meeting ot the Association ot 
Southeastern Biologists in Chattanooga 
in April, where several of her senior 
thesis students presented papers or posters 
of their projects. Earlier this year she 
reviewed a manuscript for the Bulletin 
of Environmental Contamination and 

MR. JEFF TURNER defended his 
dissertation, "Dirtied Faces: Crisis and 
the Representation of Childhood and 
Youth on the Broadway Stage during the 
Great Depression," in January 2000 at 
the University of Colorado at Boulder. 
In February, he presented his paper, 
"Watching Boys Bodies: Representing 
Childhood in Sidney Kingsley's 'Dead 
End"' at the Performativity/Body/ 
Performance: Theorizing and Acting die 
Body conference, held at the University 
of North Carolina at Asheville. He 
also attended the Southeastern Theatre 
Conference Convention 2000, where 
he participated in a panel presentation, 
"Teaching the Conflicts in Theatre 
History: Elbridge Gerry and the Fight to 
Save Children from a Life in the Theatte." 
InApril, he presented "Thornton Wilder's 
Our Town and the Politics of Whiteness" 

at the Theatre Symposium of the 
Southeastern Theatre Conference. In 
August, he will attend the Associanon for 
Theatre in Higher Education Conference 
in Washington, D.C. 

DR. JERRY WATERS, Professor of 
Psychology, attended a conference in 
Knox-\'ille, Tennessee on June 23, 1999, 
entided "Beyond Prozac: Depression, 
Stress, Diet, and Drugs." On July 
9 and 10, 1999, he parncipated in 
a Masters and Johnson Workshop on 
Trauma, Dissocianon Disorders, and 
Sexual Compulsivity in Asheville, North 
Carolina. He participated in the annual 
meetingofthe Southeastern Psychological 
Association in New Orleans, March 30 
-April 2, 2000. 

Professor of Sociology, completed her 
dissertation. Family Continuit}' and 
Change in a Restructured Economy: A 
Case Study from Rural Michigan, and 
received the Ph.D. from Michigan State 
University. Dr. Wells received a Mellon 
Foundation Fellowship to participate 
in a Salzburg Seminar, October 9-16, 
1999, in which she was part of a group of 
international scholars and activists from 
39 countries exploring issues related to 
the theme: "Race and Ethnicity: Social 
Change through Public Awareness." 
Dr. Wells wrote a chapter (co-author 
Maxine Baca Zinn) tided "Diversity 
within Latino Families: New Lessons for 
Family Social Science," in the book. The 
Handbook of Family Diversity, published 
by Oxford University Press (1999). She 
also received a Maryville College Service- 
Learning Grant to integrate a service- 
learning component into her Sociology 
of Marriage and Family class. Dr. Wells 
presented a paper tided: "Making ends 
meet in the restructured economy: Social 
class variation in household strategies " at 
the "Work and Family: Expanding the 
Horizons " conference in San Francisco 
in March 2000. This conference 
is co-sponsored by the Business and 
Professional Women's Foundation and 

the Center for Working Families at the 
University of California, Berkeley 

Instructor of Business and 
Organizational Management in the 
Division of Social Sciences, completed 
her doctoral dissertation on student 
motivanonforherPh.D. inOrganizanon^il 
Communication/Management from 
Southern Illinois Universit}' at Carbondale. 
She has presented two papers in Training 
and Development Division at the National 
Communication Associanon in Chicago 
in November 1 999. The two presentations 
were: "Orienting the Employee, Orienting 
the Corporation: Trammg Issues in 
New Employee Orientation Programs. 
Developing Guiding Values" and "Are 
My Values Their Values? Or Do Their 
Values Have to Become My Values? The 
Trainer's Role In Communicating Values 
Within The Organization: Managing 
Cultural Diversity." From the summer of 
1999 through winter 1999, she published 
three articles in the American Societ}' for 
Training and Development Quarterly: "A 
Team Development and Communication 
Skills Simulation: Send and You Shall 
Receive"; "What Is A Successful Training 
Program?"; "Training Methods: Benefits 
oi Training With Case Studies". In 
November 1999, she presented the 
new member orientation session for 
the American Society for Training and 
Development, Smoky Mountain Chapter. 
She will be speaking to Maryville High 
School graduating seniors regarding job 
interviews, resume writing, college, and 
life thereafter during the spring 2000 
semester. She also be presented a two- 
hour professional seminar to 100 women 
regarding motivation for the University 
of Tennessee's Women's Conference on 
March 16, 2000. 


DR. JOHN PERRY,AssociateProfessor 
ofPhysical Education and DR. DANNY 
PIERCE, Assistant Professor ofPhysical 
Education, attended the Tennessee 

Association for Health, Physical 
Education, Recreation and Dance 
Convention at Tennessee Technological 
University in Cookeville, Tennessee 
on November 12, 1999. Six physical 
education majors traveled with them to 
the convention. 

DR. LORI SCHMIED, Associate 
Professor of Psychology, and DR. 
KATHIE SHIBA, Assistant Professor 
of Psychology, received an Appalachian 
College Association Technology and 
Teaching Stage II Grant (Fall 
1999-Summer 2001) for their project 
Re-Conceptualizing Introductory 
Psychology. This re-conceptualization 
includes both the structural design of the 
course and pedagogical techniques used 
to deliver course content. This project 
involves faculty training, inter-instimtional 
collaboiadon on the re-designing of the 
course and course materials (with Carson- 
Newman College and Emory & Henry 
College), culminating in pilot course 
offerings with appropriate assessment. 

DR. TERRY L. SIMPSON, Associate 
Professor of Secondary Education and 
Chair of the Division of Education, and 

graduate) co-authored an article entided 
"The Power of Human Touch" in the 
New Teacher Advocate, Fall 1999. 



(MC graduate) conducted a workshop 
entitled "Doing science in the Middle 
Grades: Equipping Middle School Science 
Teachers with Strategies for Involving 
Middle School Students in the Process 
of Science" at Maryville College, June 
14-18, 1999. A follow-up session was 
held November 19, 1999 on Maryville 
College campus. Middle school science 
teachers from Blount, Knox, Monroe, 
Sevier, and Union counties attended the 




professors into a new mode ot thinking where 
technological hardware and soitware become an 
integral part of their daily curriculum. 


Maxim Allan "Max" Williams, a senior 
psychology major from Port Chariotte, Fia., was 
named the Outstanding Senior at Maryville College 
during the Academic Awards Banquet April 1 5. 

Established by the Maryville College Alumni 
Association in 1974 and first presented in 1975, the 
Outstanding Senior award recognizes those students 
whose overall record of academic achievement and 
participation in extracurricular activities stand out 
as most exemplary. 

Williams, the son of Maxim and Fay Wilhams of 
Port Charlotte, enrolled at Mar)'ville College in 1996. 
While a student, he has been a member of the Bonner 
Scholars Program, which offers financial support to 
students and ptovides them with an opportunin' 
to engage in community service activities while in 
college. Williams has also been involved in Habitat 
for Humanity, the Erskine Tutoring Foundation, Psi 
Chi Honors Society, Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman 
Honor Society, Mar)'ville College Literacy Corps, MC 
Families and the Presidential Budget and Advisory 
Committee. He has been the president or coordinator 
for the Colleges Habitat chapter, the Etskine tutors, 
and Alpha Lambda Delta. 

Finalists for the Outstanding Seniot award 
included Sabrina Damrow, daughter of Bruce 
and Donna Damrow of Louisville, Tenn.; Lisa 
Higginbotham, daughter of Harold 
Higginbotham ofTrussville, Ala., 
nd Phyllis Buckner of 
Birmingham, Ala.; Brian 
Gossett, son of Kim 
and Cathy Gossett 
Adriel McCord, 
son of Victor and 
Barbara Morris of 
LaGrange, Ga. 


Harwell Proffitt '40, former 
student, benefactor and chairman 
of the board of Maryville College, 
passed away March 24. He was 

The son of two Maryville 
College alumni, D.W. Proffitt'16, 
founder of Profifitt's Department 
Stores, and Lillian Gray Webb 
Proffitt '16, he attended Mar}'ville 
College for two years. 

"Harwell loved this College," 
said Dr. Gerald Gibson. "His parents met here, 
Harwell himself attended the College, and many 
members of the Proffitt family attended Maryville, 
so I think it added up to a deep sense of 
connectedness that inspired and motivated him 
to assure that the College not only survived, but 

Proffitt began in the family business after 
graduating from the University of Tennessee in 
1940. He managed Proffitt s stores in Athens, 
Tenn., and Maryville, and helped open stotes in 
Cleveland, Harriman and Morristown. 

He was an active membet of the Proffitt's 
Board of Directors throughout the years, even 
following the business's sale to an investor group 
in 1984. He retired from the Board in 1997. 

Proffitt was a faithfiil member of New 
Providence Presbyterian Church in Maryville, 
where he was an elder, Session member and 
Sunday School teacher. He was also a trustee of 
the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Foundation. 

His community involvement included 
the Blount County Industrial Development 
Board, the Knoxville Symphony Society, the East 
Tennessee Foundation, First Federal Savings and 
Loan Association, die Greater Knoxville Chamber 
of Commerce, and the Kiwanis Club. 

For his contributions to business, civic and 
religious institutions, Proffitt was ptesented the 
College's Alumni Citation. For his contributions 
to the College, he was presented the first Maryville 
College Medallion in 1990. 

Proffitt's service to Maryville College began 
in the 1970s. In 1978, he was elected to the 
College's Board of Directors. Within a decade, 
he was elected chairman of the Boatd. 

"Harwell Proffitt served as a 'turnaround' 
chair of the Board of Directors," Gibson said. 

"He assumed his posidon at the 
helm during a low point for the 
College, and during his five-year 
tenure saw enrollment increases, 
endowment growth and the 
beginning of the renewal of 
campus facilities. 

"It's no exaggetation to say 
that he played a ctucial role in 
making Maryville College what 
it is today" 

Cettainly Proffitt played 
a majof role in making two Maryville College 
facilities showpieces foi alumni and students. 
Under his leadership, WillardHouseandCarnegie 
Hall underwent major restoration. Harwell and 
his second wife, Sissie, were major donors to the 
Willard House project and chose much of the 
decor and futnishings. In the early 1990s, he 
served as chairman of the Committee to Restore 
Carnegie Hall. 

Proffitt rotated off the College Board in 
1 992, when Richard Ragsdale became chairperson. 
The following January, Proffitt was made an 
emetitus membet of the Board of Directors and 
ser\'ed in that capacity until his death. He was 
also a member of the College's National Advisory 

"With Harwell's death, this College - like 
and a source of inspiration," Gibson said. "I 
first met Harwell when I was interviewed by the 
ptesidential search committee in December of 
1 992. He struck me as being a very distinguished- 
looking man with a genial nature. He clearly felt 
good about Maryville College and believed in 
its ftiture. 

"I depended on Harwell's counsel, 
parucularly in my early days at MC," the president 
continued, "and I feel his loss personally" 

Proffitt is survived by his wife, Sara Pope 
Proffitt, a current member of the College's Board 
of Directors; two children from his marriage to 
Florence Ortman Proffitt: Fred Proffitt and Ruth 
Marie Lightner; one son-in-law, Bobby Lightner; 
grandchildren Christopher Borden and David 
Lightner; one brother, John "Jack" Woodfin 
Proffitt; one sister, Mary Lillian Proffitt Lyle; 13 
stepchildten including spouses; six grandchildren 
and one step great-granddaughter 

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March 3, 2000 was not an ordinary day in 
the Presidents Office at Maryville College. As 
Laura Case, Executive Assistant to the President, 
sorted through the daily mail, she noticed an 
envelope from the Kresge Foundation. 

"I knew we had submitted the final report 
and were expecting a check," Case said. "But 
you just don't see S500,000 checks everyday!" 

With that receipt of the Kresge Foundation's 
challenge grant, the Bartlett Fiall Student Center 
project fundraising was over the top. 

When the Kresge Foundation issued the 
challenge in July 1999, approximately $1.4 
million had to be raised by August 2000 in order 
to secure the grant. As the call went out to 
alumni and friends of the College, the response 
was overwhelming. 

"Obviously we wanted to secure the 
challenge grant as soon as possible," said 
President Gerald Gibson. "But we had no idea 
that the response would be so great and that we 
would be able to meet Kresge's challenge with 
four months to spare." 

Although expediting the project due to the 
Fayerweather fire required a $275,000 increase 
in the fundraising goal, the roughly $6.6 million 
project is within months of being completed. 
At press time, more than $6.7 million in gifts 
and pledges had been received. 

"We used a very conservative budget 
on this project from the outset," said Gibson. 
"The fundraising excess is truly not excess. 

It will allow us to include furnishings and 
enhancements that were not part of the original 

A recent mailing to alumni, parents and 
friends highlighting the effiDrts of KinTakahashi 
and requesting donors to be "brick builders" 
by making gifts of at least $1,000 proved very 
successful. More than 60 donors joined the 
Bartlett tenovation and expansion effort by 
participating in the brick campaign. Engraved 
bricks bearing the names of donors or the 
individuals the donors chose to honor will be on 
display in the buildings lobby. 

"We are very excited about the brick 
display," said Gibson. "They will provide 
appropriate recognition for our donors and a 
fitting tribute to Kin Takahashi." 

The official dedication ceremony for the 
Battlett Flail Student Center will be held on 
October 1 4 as part ot the College's Fiomecoming 


The MC2000 Campaign came to an official 
close on May 3 1 , but new giving records were set 
even before that date. The adjusted Campaign 
goal of $16.2 million was surpassed by more 
than $1.1 million and all categories including 
the Bartlett Hall project. Center for Campus 
Ministry restoration and Endowment goal were 

"We were careful not to declare victory too 
soon," said President Gibson. "But I must admit 
that we were just thrilled with the early results. 

"A special thanks goes to MC2000 
Campaign Steering Committee Chair Fred 
Lawson. He really set the tone for this thing 
from the beginning." 

The Campaign Steering Committee also 
includes Ellie Craven, Dan Greaser '60, Natalie 
Haslam, Tennie Haworth, Dick Ragsdale, Dick 
Ray '52, Dr Mary Kay Sullivan, Cole Piper 
'68, and Lew Weems. 

The next issue of FOCUS will include a 
complete MC2000 Campaign wrap up report. 


FOCUS Spring 2000 


Don Story '67 looks over Honoker Field in this 
]9iJ Chilhowean photograph.. 


Randy Lambert '76 doesn't usually need 
his eyeglasses to read a stock certificate. 
He can easily make out two and three zeroes 
written in succession. 

But five zeroes in a row tend to run together 
and overshadow a decimal point, jested the 
45-year-old athletic director and head men's 
basketball coach at Maryville College. So Lambert 
put on his reading glasses - and maybe rubbed his 
eyes a little bit - to make out the generous gift: by 
alumnus and former football player Don Story 
'67: a $100,000 stock certificate for Maryville 
College athletics. 

The presentation came as a pleasant surprise 
for Lambert and Maryville College Head Football 
Coach Phil "Wilks, who were presented the 
certificate at a Maryville City School Board 
Meeting April 13. 

Story had stopped by Cooper Athletic 
Center the weekof April 1 0, as he has traditionally 
done in the past to make a year-end contribution 
to the Scots Club, an organization of alumni, 
parents and friends who support Maryville 
College athletics. But instead of handing the 
athletic director a check, Story asked to meet 

with Lambert and the football coach. 

"Don asked if we weren't doing anything 
Thursday night, would we mind coming to a 
school board meeting," Lambert said. "Phil and 
I sort of looked at each other and said, 'No, we 
wouldn't mind . . .' Then, Don asked us what kind 
of needs we had [for the athletic program]." 

Story, who has been employed by the 
Maryville City School System for 32 years, was 
present at the April 13 meeting for recognition by 
the Board for a $100,000 gift to Maryville High 
School athletics. (Completion on the Don Story 
Athletic Center, which will include a weight 
room and other training facilities, is expected 
this fall.) 

But the community hadn't seen the last of 
Don Story's generosity. 

After $20,000 stock certificate presentations 
to each of the schools in the Maryville City 
School System, Story presented the minister of 
his church (Walland United Methodist) with 
a certificate worth $100,000. Then, Maryville 
College was recognized. 

Story's gift has no restrictions, other than 
it is to go toward improvements in the athletic 


A former Fighting Scot under Coach 
Howard "Monk" Tomlinson and Lauren 
Kardatzke and a former coach himself Story 
said he believes sports teach great life lessons to 
the young people who participate in them. He 
remembers his first game on Honaker Field as 
one of his best. 

"I think athletics teach responsibility and 
teamwork," Story said. "They are a great molder 
of character." 

Dr. Gerald W. Gibson, president of 
Maryville College, said the alumnus is still a 
valuable player on the Scots' team, even though 
he graduated more than 30 years ago. 

"Don has been a faithfijl and generous 
supporter of the College and its athletic 
programs, and for that, we are very appreciative," 
Gibson said. "But also, we are appreciative of 
his example - what he represents - to those 
whose lives he has touched. Don has taken 
the lessons from Honaker Field and applied 
them to his professional and personal life with 
successful outcomes. This is our wish for all 
student-athletes at Maryville College." ■ 

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OCTOBER 13-13 

Homecoming is traditionally a time to 
reflect on past accomplishments and there will 
certainly be opportunity for such reminiscing 
this October 13-15. However, as the "Building 
Victories - Scots on a Roll" theme indicates, 
there will also be plenty of attention paid to the 
great strides being made on campus today. 

In addition to the many athletic events in 
which the Scots are sute to be victorious, the 
highlight of the weekend will be the dedication 
of the Bartlett Hall Student Center on Saturday, 
October 14. Returning to the schedule of events 
this year are the perennial favorites, including 
campus tours, theService of Rembrance, parade, 
and the Alumni Banquet. 

On the athletic fields, the Lady Scots soccer 
team will play LaGrange on Friday afternoon 
and the volleyball squads will meet on Saturday 
morning. Historic rival Centre College will 
face the Fighting Scots on Saturday afternoon. 
Alumni wishing to showcase their own athletic 
ability are invited to play in the Scots Golf 
Classic or the alumni baseball game on October 
13, as well. 

Detailed schedules will be mailed to all 
alumni during the summer months, and more 
information will be included in the upcoming 
issue of FOCUS. 


Debbie Mount Akins 73 was recently 
named Director of Alumni and Parent Relations 
at Maryville College. Akins joined the College's 
Office of Advancement March 6. 

Akins, a native of Schenectady, N.Y., is no 
stranger to the East Tennessee community or 
the school. 

Since 1973, 
much of her career 
has been devoted 
to the Blount/ 
Knox county 
communities. Her 
positions as a 
reporter, founding 
executive director of 
Leadership Blount, 
field directot for Congressman Jimmy Duncan 
and others have enabled her to work closely 
with community and civic leaders and 
establish good relationships with the public. 

As Director of Alumni and Parent 
Relations, Akins will be responsible for 
coordinating annual events such as 
Homecoming, class reunions, alumni banquets 
and the Golden Scots Academy She will work 
with the Mar)'\'ille College Alumni Associations 
executive board, the Blount Count)' Alumni 
Association's executive board and the governing 
council of the Mary\'ille College Parents 

For Akins, this is just another challenge to 
add to her career agenda. 

"I have faced many challenges in each of 
my jobs, and they are somewhat similar," she 
said. "The most common challenge is asking 
people to volunteer their time by participating 
on boards, councils and event committees. 

"Life is hectic these days for everyone, 
and asking people to give their time to MC 
will be an on-going challenge," explains Akins. 
"But the College has long had among its ranks 
alumni, parents and ftiends who are dedicated 
to and extremely supportive of the good things 
that happen on this campus. I look forward to 
meeting these people and working with them. 
Mark Gate, the College's Vice President 
of College Advancement, seems excited to have 
Akins aboard in Willard House, the campus 
home of the Office of Adv.ancement. 

"We are truly fortunate to have Debbie join 
our Advancement stafif," Gate said. "She brings 
a great deal of experience and professionalism 

to this position and will surely enhance our 
alumni and parent relations programs." 

Akins said she believes the contacts she has 
made within the community will not only help 
her build on the recent progress of the Alumni 
and Parent Relations Office, but also aid other 
departments of the College. 

"I have made many contacts, both 
professional and personal," she said. "I feel 
that I can bring those contacts and resources 
to the campus that will not only benefit the 
Advancement Office, but the Career Services 
Office, as well." 


?, In the spirit of 

college legend 
Kin Takahashi, 
each summer MC 
sponsors a week 
known as Kin 
Takahashi Week. 
During this time 
alumni, parents and 
friends from all over the country come back 
to MC to volunteer their time and efforts on 
campus improvement ptojects. 

These projects may include planting 
flowers, painting buildings, and trimming trees. 
Of Kin Takahashi week volunteer Sylvia Fugate 
Heard '61, said "It is about giving of one's 
time and talents to preser\'e our rich heritage as 
shown by Kin Takahashi." 

The week allows for people to get involved 
with MC while sharing in fellowship with 
other people that have a common love for the 

This year Kin Takahashi week will occur 
|une 1 9-23. For more information please contact 
Kore Robinson, Executive Assistant for Business 
Services at 865-981-8132 

1 8 FOCUS Spring 


Southeastern Conference Commissioner and 
Maryville College alumnus Roy Kramer '53 
has to smile when he thinks about how his role and 
responsibilities in college athletics have changed. 
Today, as one of the most powerful men 
in college athletics, he secures bowl games for 
conference teams and negotiates multimillion-dollar 
contracts with television stations 
that wish to broadcast SEC games. 
Sixty years ago, his role was water 
boy and his responsibilities included 
quenching the thirst ot football 
players on the practice and game 
fields of Maryville College. H e 
suspects his former coaches and 
teachers at Maryville College would 
smile, too, if they visited him today 
in his office in Birmingham and saw 
where his history and physical education majors 
have taken him. 

"I suspect everybody would be surprised," 
Kramer said in a telephone interview earlier this 
year. "I doubt any ot them could imagine me grown 

But Kramer, 70, did grow up, taking the 
instruction of Lombe Honaker, the discipline of 
J.D. Davis and the grammar lessons of Miss Jessie 
Heron to build an impressive career in college 

"I guess anything I took at Maryville prepared 
me for this job," Kramer said, adding that he 
"vividly remembers" Miss Jessie and classes with 
Dr. Horace Orr '12, Dr. Arda Walker '40, Dr. 
Verton Queener '24 and Dr. Fred Griffitts '25. 


As a high school student growing up on Cate 
Street in Maryville, there was never a doubt that 
Kramer would earn his bachelor's degree from the 
little college across the street and that his football 
jerseys would be orange and garnet. 

His high school football coach Jim Renfro 
'38 had played for Honaker, but more importantly, 
so had his brothers Arnold, Jackson and Frank 
Kramer. And the College's football field was familiar 
territory to the youngest Kramer who went to 

every game and attended every practice as a water 


"It was exciting," Kramer said of his earliest 

responsibilities in college athletics. "I loved the 

games and practice." 

He enrolled at Maryville in 1946, on the heels 

of a senior year at Maryville High School and a 
fall season when his football team 
had gone undefeated. The young 
Kramer didn't see much playing 
time during his college freshman 
year but learned early on what 
Honaker and Davis expected of 
their players. Before graduating in 
1953, he earned three letters. 

As a tackle, Kramer's 
instructions came mostly from 
Davis, a line coach. 
"He was kind of like an old Marine sergeant," 

Kramer said of Davis. "He was a tough individual 

himself, and he wanted his players to be tough." 


Military service interrupted Kramer's time at 
Maryville, but he graduated in 1953 and headed 
to the University of Michigan, where he earned a 
master's degree in education a year later. In 1954, 
he was hired as an assistant coach on the junior 
varsity football team of Battle Creek, Mich. 

"I guess I decided I was going to coach after 
high school," Kramer said. "I had two brothers 
who were lawyers, and my father was a lawyer. I 
decided to go in a different direction." 

Rentro was a big influence, he said, as was 
Davis and Honaker. 

Kramer's first head coaching job came two 
years later at Hudson High School in Hudson, 
Mich., where his team posted a 9-0 record and 
won a state championship. His move to the ranks 
of college football "just sort of happened," he 

"Some people called and asked if I would be 
interested [in coaching college freshmen]," Kramer 
said. "I hadn't been thinking about it." 

Seeing it a wise career move, Kramer accepted 
a position as the freshman coach at Central 
Michigan University in 1965, understanding that 
he would be in line for the head coaching position 

in a short amount of time. That happened in 
1967, when Central Michigan was still an NCAA 
Division II competitot. 

In 11 years, he compiled an impressive 
83-32-2 record at the school. His team won a 
national championship in 1974. For the second 
time in his career, he earned "Coach of the Year" 
recognition and was recognized by the Detroit 
chapter of the National Football Foundation and 
Hall of Fame. 

But another call - "out of the blue" - came in 
1978. Vanderbilt University officials wanted him 
to consider an offer to become athletic director. 
He and wife Sara Jo Emert Kramer '53 accepted 
and moved to Nashville. 


"The hardest part of that decision was 
giving up coaching," Kramer said. "I thoroughly 
enjoyed coaching - everything about it ... But 
it was an exciting challenge. Vanderbilt is in a 
tough conference [SEC] and has high academic 

In three years at Vanderbilt, the Maryville 
College alumnus raised the level of performance 
for the athletic program and raised funds for 
facility improvements and additions. He served 
on and chaired several NCAA committees. His 
philosophy of athletics in education, his work 
ethic and his knowledge caught the eye of SEC 
officials who asked him, in 1989, to become the 
sixth commissioner of the SEC. 

The rest, as they say, is histor)'. Or, historical. 
Under Kramer's guidance, the SEC is doing better 
competitively and financially than ever before. 

Kramer sees at least two big football games 
every week in the fall and two basketball games 
every week in the winter. The Maryville College 
alumnus sees thousands of Division I student- 
athletes and a lot of college athletics every year. 

"There are some who say that the 
commercialism in Division I has changed sports, 
and to a degree, that's true," Kramer said. "But 
if you were close to it on the inside, I think 
you would see that [athletics] carries the same 
atmosphere and intensity, and they demand the 
same hard work and discipline that they did 30 
or 40 years ago." ■ 

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Louise Palmer Worobrow '29, is a retired teacher and 
lives in Wellsburg, WV. She spent two years at MC and 
two years at Wooster and writes that she loved her time 
at Marpille. 

Zelma Alexander McCann '31, is almost 95 years old 
and lives in a home in the rural country of Virginia, 
where she can watch cows and horses. She began life 
on a farm and enjoys the country. She is a retired 
school teacher. This information was sent to MC by her 

Patsy Hall Murray '31, now lives at Morningside 
Assisted Living Center in Athens, TN. At age 91, she is 
still taking part in church and community activities. 

Evelyn Shelley Lamb '35, continues to live in Las 
Ve^as, even though she is now alone. Her husband 
died in November, 1998. She has three children, six 
grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She keeps 
busy making quilts for all of them. 

Ernest Mathews '35, and Eula Sibcy Mathews '35, 

celebrated their 6 1st wedding anniversary on May 20, 
1999. They are officially retired, but continue to work 
as missionaries of the Presbyterian Church in Mexico. 

Arline Fuller '36, enjoyed a nine-day cruise of the 
Dutch Waterways in May, 1999. 

Leola Halsey Lightowler '36, became a great- 
orandmothet of two babv girls, born in Mav and luly, 
1999, and living in Walnut Creek, CA. 

James G. Saint, Jr. '36, suffered a stroke in October, 
1999, but is recovering slowly. He still lives in Lafayette, 

Shirley Jackson Hurst '37, reports the birth of a great- 
grandson, Beau Charles Ramey, Jr., in May, 1999. 

Helen Ridenhour Goodman '38, has a great-great- 
granddaughter, Rebecca Brooke Burgin, born Mar, 17, 
1999, in Pawleys Island, SC. 

James C. Renfro '38, and his wife, Evelyn Ferguson 
Renfro '38, celebrated theit 60th wedding anniversary 
on July 23, 1999, with a dinner at Regas in Knox-ville. 


:ired from Marvville cit\' schools. 

Aline Campbell Moss '41, is planning a trip to Malta in 
March, 2000. She writes that the trip "will insure that I 
have followed the footsteps of Paul every^vhere except in 
Israel." She is hoping to schedule that trip for another time. 

Eloise Zimmerman Rogers '41, welcomed her second 
great-grandchild, Robert Dalton Rogers, on Nov. 29, 1 999. 
She was recently awarded a plaque from the Alachua 
County (FL) Retired Teachers Association for serving as 
secretary for ten years under five different presidents of the 
organization. She continues volunteer work in civic and 
church organizations in Gainesville, FL. 

Dudley S, Moore '42, learned to fly planes while in 
college and got his license in 1940. He is still flying and 
will have been for 60 years as of June 5, 2000. 

Fred M. Snell '42, writes that his son, Alexander, started 
K-1 in Eden Public School, Eden, NY, in the fall of 1999. 

Helen Cameron Young '42, attended a Young family 
reunion in Orlando, FL, during Thanksgiving week. 
She spent a week at Christmas in Atlanta with her son, 
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She lives in 
Hattiesburg, MS. 

Jean Barnes Newcomer '43, is joint-author of a book, 
"Speechless: Living with Spasmodic Dysphonia," 
published recently by the National Spasmodic Dysphonia 
Association, Chicago. Newcomet notes that "this rare 
speech (identified in the 1980s) made me fail Maryville's 
required Systematic Discourse speech." She was director 
of her town's public library for 38 years "with a strange 
voice, but a constant friendly smile." The rare speech 
disorder affects one in 5,000 people. 

Robert Schwarzwalder '43, recently had a one-man 
show at the Orange Park ( FL) Library. He also 
conducted visual arts classes for an intergenerational arts 
workshop offered by his retirement community to the 
vouth of Clay County. 

Wings James White '44, writes that she is still enjoying 
life and traveled in the past year to China, Ireland, 
England and Cilifornia. Some of her trips were in the 
companv of Jean Boyd Dowling '44. Wings lives in 
Wainscott, NY, where she does volunteer work and walks 
on the beach a few yards from her house. 

Dorothy Brown DiStefano '45, and her husband 
enjoyed a trip to England during the summer of 1999. 

Nanq^ Russell Lynn '45, recalls working in the College 
dining hall to pay part of her board bill when she was a 
student at MC. At die time diere were Air Force cadets 
on ampus. One of the cadets diat Lynn waited on in the 
dining room was Raoul Lynn, the man who has been her 
husband for 54 years. They make their home in Monte 
Sereno, CA. 

Esther Cleaver Zuercher '45, and her husband have 
been married for 48 years. They live in Wooster, OH, 
and she writes that they "are well, able to walk, able to 
hear with a hearing aid and have lost some weight." 

Lucille Sitler Brock '46, spent four months in the 
hospital during 1999, following surgery tor sb; heart 
by-passes. She lives in Indianapolis. 

Isabel Muir Chamblin '46, moved to a retirement 
community in Albuquerque, NM, in Nov., 1999. In 
July, she took a paddleboat cruise from St. Louis, MO, 
to St. Paul, MN. She also traveled in SD, ND and WI 
by auto. 

Tom Henderson '46, and Dorothy Buchanan 
Henderson '42, are now li\ing in Sunnyside Presbyterian 
Retirement Communir,' in Harrisonburg, VA. Tom has 
had health problems, was in the hospital twice in 1999, 
and then in assisted living in a nursing home. He was 
scheduled to have surgery in December, 1999. 

Rosalind Garges Wadington '46, still plays violin 
in the Bermuda Philharmonic Society Orchestra, the 
Doylesfofd Sinfonia and the Gilbert & Sullivan Society 
productions. In July and August of 1999, she attended 
chamber music workshops at Lyndon State College and 
Wellsley College. 

Jackson M. Gilmore '47, is in the process of writing 
his WWII biography, as a "premise that my destiny was 
guided by the major decisions of the leaders of the free 

Nancy Metcalf Anderson '48, has notified the College 
of the death of her husband, Jerry Anderson, in March, 

Loretta Nunn CasUe '48, and her husband enjoyed a 
trip into the American and Canadian Rockies during the 
summer of 1999. In the tall they spent three weeks in 
Italy Their home is in Albuquerque, NM. 

Dorothy Lambert Herron '50, has been named to 
the University of Tennessee Agricultural Development 
Board. She was appointed to the diree-year position by 
Dr. Jack Britt, UT vice president for agriculture. She 
also serves on the Blount County Schools Foundation 
Board, the Child & Family Service Board, Historic Sam 
Houston Schoolhouse Board, die Republian Executive 
Committee and the Farm Bureau Board of Directors. 
She is retired from her position as materials supervisor 
with the Blount Counts' Board of Education. 

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Virginia Schwarz Mock '50, is president ot Learning Is 
ForEver (LIFE) co-sponsored by Continuing Education 
at Western Illinois University. It is a program to keep 
older adults learning and growing. She also volunteers 
in a first grade weekly and takes books to new mothers 
at a hospital for Baby Talk. 

Joyce Hampton Pullan '50, has notified the College of 
the death ot her husband of fifty years, Jim, on July 29, 
1999, after a brief illness. 

Charles W. Roberts '50, and his wife, Mary Gene 
Lawson Roberts '48, celebrated their 50th wedding 
anniversary on Oct. 14, 1999, with a family weekend at 
Meadow View Resort in Kingsport. tie is retired from 
ALCOA; she retired from Blount Memorial Hospital and 
as a private consultant dietitian for health are facilities. 

Lambert E. Stewart '50, was ordained Deacon ofVenice 
Presbyterian Church, Venice, PL, on Sept. 26, 1999. 

Xen K. Motsinger '51, was a member of a team that 
went to Montserrat for two weeks to assist in volcano 
victims recovery. 

Willard F. Rahn '51, is still working as Chaplain at 
Homewood Retirement Center in Williamsport, MD. 
He writes that, at the age of 73, he has no plans to quit 

^J7illiam C. Starr '51, and his wife now operate a small 
B&B called Pulpit and Palette Bed & Breakfast. He 
notes that his wife is an artist. His last clergy postion 
was as pastor of International Protestant Congregation 
of Kathmandu, Nepal. 

Edna Floy Brown Vas '51, enjoyed a ten-day visit 
to Southern Spain in May 1999, with Case- Western 
University Alumni College. She and her husband plan 
to attend the Passion Play in Oberammaugau, Germany 
in May, 2000, and then visit her husband's family in 

William W. WUlingham '51, began his 26th year 
of teaching at Fruidand Baptist Bible Institute in 
Hendersonville, NC, on Jan. 4, 2000. 

J. T. Anderson '52, and his wife, Edith, celebrated 
their SOth wedding anniversary on June 4, 1999, in 
San Marino, CA. They were married in 1949 in 
Stuttgart, Germany They spent July and August, 1999, 
in Germany visiting Edith's relatives. They plan trips to 
South America and Germany in 2000. 

Susie Shew Martin '52, writes that her son, Tim, is currently 
playing the lead role in "Les Miserables" on Broadway 

Neale J. Pearson '52, studied Chile's private pension 
system during August and September, 1 999, and observed 

Stan Long '66 and wife Sally Long hosted 20 alumni and spouses at their home in Jaffrey, 
N.H. on Aug. 14, 1999. 

Argentine political practices from September to 
November. He is Professor Emeritus of Political Science 
at Texas Tech University. 

W. Kennedy Upham '52, and Joy Hickman Upham 

'52, travelled to New Zealand in Oct.-Nov,, 1999, with 
an Elderhostel group of 27 and "had a marvelous time." 
They lived with a New Zealand family for five days during 
part of the trip. Ken and Joy recommend Elderhostel. 

Peggy-Ann Kessler Duke '53, and her husband spent 
Christmas '99, in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru, and 
the New Year at Mochu Pichu. She has done the 
illustrations for her husband's two latest books, "Herbs 
of the Bible" and "Dr. Duke's Essential Herbs. " 

Maree Richards Glanville '53, has, for the past year, 
assisted the Office of the Public Defender of the 19th 
Judicial Circuit in Ft. Pierce, FL, to develop two 
programs, one focusing on alternative sentencing for 
offenders with mental health and substance abuse issues 
and a second program aimed at providing support by 
volunteers to those sentenced to an alternative program. 
This program also provides internship opportunities 
for college students in paralegal and human services 
programs and tor students enrolled in a high school 
Community Service Program. 

Grace Greenawalt Nieto '53, continues to do volunteer 
work for the Friends of the local count)' library and at 
Juniata College, where her husband continues to teach. 
She does editing and proof reading of his works for 

Eugenia Jackson Vogel '54, was honored upon 
retirement in 1997, by Presbytery of Grand Canyon for 
"outstanding service" in developing the Clergy Spouse 
Ministry, which provides pastoral care for clergy spouses 
and their families. In late 1998 and early 1999, she 
spent a month in El Salvador with her son-in-law's 
family, assisting in distributing mission funds to victims 
of Hurricane Mitch. Gene has five children, nine 
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

John R Borter '56, retired on Nov 1 , 1 999, after serving 
the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church, EUwood City, 
PA for 30 years. He has been elected Pastor Emeritus of 
the church. 

Robert DeLozier '56, recendy retired after 1 5 years as 
principal of Alcoa Elementary School. An article about 
his long and varied career in education appeared in the 
Maryville "Daily Times." 

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Charles Dunn '56, and JoAnn Brooks Dunn '56, 

enjoyed the International Leadership Convention in 
Barcelona, Spain in July, 1999, a trip they earned troni 
Shaklee Corporation. 

Elizabedi Enloe Hutton '56, recently retired after 20 
years as secretary at Rayne Memorial United Methodist 
Church in New Orleans. Her husband, Jack Hutton, a 
former choir director at MC, is not retiring, after serving 
the same church for 35 years. 

Jim Kennedy '56, writes that he loves living on the 
water in the Florida Keys and invites MC friends to visit. 
He is pastor of Presbyterian Kirk of the Keys. 

Jim Laster '56, has written a setting of "0 Nata Lux" 
for the Maryville College Choir, which was performed 
by the Choir in December, 1999, Jim appeared as an 
Extra in two films; "Contender" and an HBO special, 
"Corner," He also played the part of the Resident in the 
East Coast premier otTom Stoppard's play, "Indian Ink," 
at the Studio Theatre in Washington, DC, He has had 
a Palm Sunda\' anthem, "The Roval Banners Foraard 
Go," published by Concordia Publishing House. 

Maryel Vogel Smith '56, is teaching vocal music in an 
elementary school in Cleveland, OH, She continues as 
an Elder in the Church of Covenant (Presbyterian), 

David \X'ilHams '56, has been awarded the title of 
Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan, He 
and his wife, Jean Boyd Williams '57, greeted their first 
grandchild in March, 1999. Later they celebrated two 
weddings with their son, Alex and his bride Maricela, 
first in Michigan and then in Mexico. 

Robert W. Finertie '57, is now retired and lives wirh 
his wite, Leslie, and their seven-year-old twins. Holly 
and Heather, in the Bay Area of San Francisco. Bob 
facilitates a small group and teaches Sunday school at 
Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church. 

Clara Joe Minarik Fisher '57, and her husband moved 
from Athens, OH to ^Amherst, MA, in November, 1 999. 
He retired in June, 1999, and was named Pastor Emeritus 
of First Presbyterian Church in Athens. They initiated 
their new home during Christmas with a visit from 
children and grandchildren who live in Lexington, MA. 

Ben Stabley '57, has retired after 42 years as an analytical 
chemist. He and his wife, Hillis McKamey Stabley '59, 
have opened a bed and The Inn on Pumpkin 
Lane, in Gilman, VT. They have three children and six 

Ted B. Wilson '57, has retired as Minister of Music at 
Higher Ground Baptist Church in Kingsport, TN. His 
eighth grandchild was born in June, 1999. 

Louise Ogden Wyman '57, retired from teaching in 
June, 1999. She now teaches piano and voice lessons 
at home, playing bass viola in a chamber ensemble and 
in the Oak Ridge Civic Orchestra and serving as choir 
director/organist in the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in 
Knoxville. She was in charge of the music and served as 
the choir director for the ordination Mass of Monsignor 
loseph Edward Kurtz, who was recently named bishop 
of the Diocese o( KnoxTille. 

Gretchen Hill Woodhull '58, tecently won an award 
as Montana's "History Teacher ot the Year." She teaches 
at the Hawthorne Elementary School in Bozeman, MT. 
An article about Woodhull and her creative ways of 
teaching appeared in the Bozeman "Daily Chronicle." 

Dan Ellis '60, has been installed as the William R, 
Orthwein Distinguished Professor ofLaw at Washington 
University's School of Law, Ellis stepped down as dean 
ot the law school in lune, 1998, and is now returning to 
full-time teaching. 

Fred Morrison '61, has received a Howard Miller Table 
Clock in recognition of his 30 years of service to the 
state of NC. He is Senior Administrative Law Judge of 
the NC Office of Administrative Hearings. 

Joel Giffin '62, was a recipient of the 1 999 Milken 
Family Foundation National Educator Awards. He was 
one of only 172 educators in the country to recive 
the award, which carries an unrestricted cash award 
of $25,000. Giffin is principal of Marwille Middle 

Dorothea Saint Hanton '63, and her husband have 
moved to Kalamazoo, Ml, where they are officers 
(ministers) m charge of The Salvation Army. 

James C. Renfro, Jr. '63, recently retired as Director 
of the Environmental Technology Development and 
Commercialization Center of Sam Houston State 
University in Texas City, TX. He had previously retired 
from Dow Chemical Co. after 28 years. 

Mary Gleason Boone '64, now has two grandchildren, 
born in 1995 and 1999. She continues to make her 
home in Louisville, KY. 

Jerry Cooper '64, and his wife, Joyce, have been working 
together in ministry and in crafts for many years. Retired 
from the Presbyterian Church (USA), Jerry is involved 

in liturgical arts, carving all the PC(USA) symbols for 
items sold through the Presbnerian Publishing House 
and Cokesbury. Recently both Jerry and Joyce have 
been involved in crafts using a Celtic motif They live 
in Berea, KY and are members of the Kentucky Guild, 
An article about the Coopers and rheir work appeared in 
January, 2000, in "Presbyterian Voice." 

Janet Dearcopp '64, has relocated to Lady Lake, FL, 
where she is living and teachinggolf at The Villages. 

Martha Hall Quigley '64, was recently elected to the 
Class of 2003 of the Session of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Hazard, KY. 

Allan Hoke '65, was recently honored by the East 
Tennessee Vocal Association for 25 years of "Outstanding 
Service." He was given Honorary Lifetime Membership, 
the highest recognition given by the association. 

Carolyn B. Huff '65, is Professor of History at Lenoir- 
Rhvne College, where she has given 30 years of service. 

Arlene Larsen Shafer '65, recently celebrated 25 years in 
real estate. She is a broker/associate with Coldwell Banker 
in Vista, CA, and is a President's Club Award winner. She 
and George Shafer '64, were divorced in 1998, 

Jack Spencer '65, has worked for the Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention for 34 years. He is the deputy 
director tor the Division of STO Prevention, He recently 
received the William C. Watson Medal of Excellence, 
CDC's highest award. 

Mary Louise Fuller Trout '65, lives in Pisataway, NJ, and 
recently enjoyed a visit from Ann Jordan '65. who lives in 
California. Both Ann and Arlene Larsen Shafer '65, keep 
in touch with Mar}' Louise via email and phone. 

Hazel DeWeese Steel '66, writes that her son, Shawn, is a 
first year law student at the University ot Mar}'land. Son, 
Brian, is a freshman at Reinhardt College in Georgia. 
Hazel and her husband, John, live in Tucker, GA. 

Marilyn Caldwell Cotton '67, has been promoted 
to the position of Assistant Vice President at Munich 
American Reassurance Company. 

Ingrid Hellmer Hemphill '67, is on the Board of 
Directors of the Berks Arts Council, which promotes the 
arts through a jazz festival and art galleries, and serves as 
a re-granting organization for the state ot Penns\'lvania. 

Carol Kaufmann Jenkins '67, is a teacher and pc 
network administrator at Holy Name High School and 


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Delores Bowen Ziegler 73, left, enjoys a laugh with Dorothy Barber Bushing '42 during an 
after-concert reception at Willord House. Ms. Ziegler performed a music department benefit 
program in front of a full house in the Fine Arts Center's Music Auditorium April 2. 

Sylvan Learning Center in West Reading, PA. She 
has a granddaughter, born in February, 1999. 

Beverly Minear Atkinson '68, is associate to the director 
ot undergraduate studies in the Dept. of English at 
the University of Minnesota. She is academic advisor 
to English majors, administrator for scheduling and 
staffing courses, supervisor for several employees and 
also teaches. She also does volunteer work through her 
PEO chapter and church. 

Linda McNair Cohen '68, is co-author and editor of 
the "Collection Management Policy" of the Birmingham 
Public Library System. The policy was published by the 
library in 1999. 

Linda Giesseimann Driver '68, has moved to Alaska, 
where she is Events Coordinator for the Valdez Chamber 
of Commerce. 

Cole Piper '68, and his wife, Sue, recently adopted 
a son, three-year-old Austin Alexander Piper, from a 
Russian orphanage. He joins a sister, Caroline (5) in the 
Piper family home in west Knox County. 

Sharon Pusey Bailey '69, was the recipient of the 1999 
Tennessee fiospital Association's Nurse of Distinction 

Award, which was presented at a ceremony in Nashville. 
She is the Senior Director of Nursing at Blount Memorial 
Hospital in Mar)'ville. 

Brian H. Childs '69, is Director of Ethics and 
Organizational Development at Shore Health System, 
Easton, MD. He was also recently appointed as a 
professor at Seton Hall Universiry-on-Line Graduate 

Alex Robins '69, has completed his 17th season as 
quarterback coach at Middle Tennessee State University. 
He coached at Mars Hill College, University of Richmond 
and Brunswick High School (GA) before going to MTSU 
in 198.1 He has been responsible for developing some 
of the top quarterbacks in Blue Raider history. He and 
his wife, Peggy, have two sons. 

Tom Chase '70, is now a toxicology technologist with 
Tennessee Toxicolog)', a division of Microbial Insights in 
Rockford, TN. Michael Wimpee '9L also works there. 

Chris Vansant Gritzmacher '70, is a counselor for 
troubled young people. She also runs a Griet Center in 
Con roe, TX. 

Carol Fisher Mathieson '70, recast period dances as 

songs and incidental music for Culver-Stockton College's 
production of "Midsummer Night's Dream." Her opera 
workshop went on the road and opened the renovated 
opera house in Ainsworth, lA. Mathieson is Professor 
of Music at Culver-Stockton. 

Larry Bodine '71, is now teaching social studies at 
Essex Campus Program, a school for at-risk students in 
Orange, NJ. He also has his own financial planning 

JohnT. Campbell '71, received the 1999 "Distinguished 
Alumnus Award" in the Field of Pastoral Ministry from 
Pittsburgh Theological Seminar^'. He is pastor of Cross 
Roads Presbyterian Church in Gibsonia, PA. He has 
mamtained dedicated and active service to his church 
and communirv' while batding multiple sclerosis, a 
disease he has had since 1986. 

Lynn Gillespie Chater '71, and her husband, Kerry, 
co-wrote "You Go First, " sung by Jessica Andrews on 
Country Radio. Their publishing company Chater 
Songs, celebrated its first anniversary with a top 20 CD 
and a top 10 video. 

Bob Evaul '71, and his wife, Carol, have returned to 
Bolivia, where they train missionaries. They are under 
the auspices of South America Mission and have been 
missionaries in Bolivia tor 17 years. 

Jane Dodge Kidder '71, has received the Master's of 
Education in Librar)' Media Services from James Madison 
University. She is employed as a librarv'/media specialist 
at Blue Ridge Middle School in Loudoun County, VA. 

Satoru Jo '73, has been promoted to Senior Managing 
Director, International Real Estate Services with 
Cushman Realty Corporation in Los Angeles. 

Christina Bergner Clayton '74, is still a music duo with 
her husband. She is also involved in accessory design 
with Partylite Gifi:s. She and her husband have three 
children, ages 13, 12 & 3. They live in Golden, NY. 

Pat D'Alba Sabatelle '74, and her husband, Michael, 
have been restoring a historic home in Stone Mountain, 
GA. In the summer of 1999, they traveled to Japan to 
hike and visit friends. 

Leland C. Blackwood, Jr. '76, was recendy honored 
for completion of the third level in The University 
of Tennessee's County Officials Certificate Training 
Program. The third level is the final stage in the three- 
level, 1 1 5-hour program intended to promote increased 
efficiency of county government through professional 

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Janet Roper Giiffln 76, is currently a third year law 
student at the University of Montana School ol Law. 

Rick Carl 77, has joined Baker, Donelson, Bearman 
& Caldwell law practice in the Knoxviile office as an 
associate. He concentrates his practice in bankruptcy 
and creditor rights and commercial litigation. 

Carolyn Phibbs Cox 77, is owner of The Dancer's 
Shoppe, a retail store, which she opened in Knoxviile 
in 1998. Her husband is working on his Ph. D. at 
UT- Knoxviile. They have two children, Kevin (16) and 
Julie (11). 

Charles J. Craven 77, recently received the Master's in 
Library Science degree trom the University ot Tennessee. 

Marjorie Crye 78, teaches at Charles Hay Elementary 
School in Littleton, CO, where she is helping the 
Spanish-speaking children in kindergarten through 4th 
grade learn English as a second language. 

Deborah A. Kirk 78, is working on her Doctor 
of Ministry degree at Union Theological Seminary 
and Presbyterian School of Christian Education in 
Richmond, VA. She is in her 5th year as Associate 
Pastor atTuckahoe Presbyterian Church in Richmond. 

Susan Wenkstem Gidley '80, and her family live in 
Greenville, NC, where she continues her work as a 
rehabilitation counselor. She has three children, Emma 
(11), Gram (8), and Molly (6). 

Steven Serotte '80, is head football coach at Louisville 
Central High School in Louisville, KT. He has a master's 
degree from Nova Universic)' and a Rank 1 in Learning 
Behavior Disorders from the Univetsity of Louisville, 
where he is now completing work for a principal's 

Steve Arnold '82, is a teacher, coach and athletic 
director at Johnson County Middle School in TN. 
He was elected gitls tennis coach of the year in the 
conference for the second time. His team won both 
the conference and district tide. He was the director 
of "Free Throws lor Future, " a Christmas fund falser to 
benefit underprivileged children. 

Ruth Wilgus Gehring '82, is now a member of a 
litufgical dance group. Her husband is pastor at King of 
Glory Lutheran Church in Carmel, IN. They have two 
children, William (8) and Allison (6). 

Lee Lord '83, and his wife purchased a home in 
Volcano, HI, in November, 1998, and live two miles 
from the entrance to Volcano National Park. Lee is East 

Hawaii Administrator for Child and Family Service and 
represents 42 child-serving agencies to the Western States 
Youth Service Network and the National Network for 
Youth. He has become active in the domestic violence 
field and is a commissioner on the Mayor's Family 
Violence Advisory Commission. He and his wile have 
two daughters. 

Kathy Walker Miller '83, was named Regional 
Underwriting Manager tor Norwest Mortgage in June, 

Helen McNiell '84, left her job as art director with Time 
Life, Inc. in the spring of 1998, and joined her hu,sband, 
Antonio Alcala, in his graphic design studio, Studio A. 
Studio A was recently recognized by Critique Magazine 
as one of the Washington, D. C. area's top twelve design 
firms. Helen lives in "Old Town" Alexandria, VA, with 
her husband and two daughters. 

Wilma Coleman Proffitt '84, recently joined the 
practice of Maryville Anesthesiology. She is also now 
on staff at Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville, She 
received her medical degree trom Quillen College ot 
Medicine and was previously staft anesthesiologist with 
Anesthesiologists Associated in Chattanooga. 

Daniel Bouch '85, has been promoted to the position of 
branch manager for the Cast Division at the Naval Surface 
Warfare Center/Indian Head Division in Maryland. 

Melissa A. Walker '85, has been elected executive secretary 
of the Southern Association of Women Historians, an 
international organization of scholars specializing in 
Southern women's history. 

Christopher Lilley '87, is a project architect with Gresham 
Smith and Partners in Nashville. He enjoys camping, 
hiking and doing home repairs in his spare time. 

Steve Diggs '88, is Executive Director of the Emerald 
Youth Foundation in KnoxTille. The foundation recently 
acquired a 22,000 square foot facilty, donated and 
renovated by St. Mary's Medical Centet and will be 
trying to raise funds to fijtnish the building. Emerald 
Youth Foundation is a ministry that targets urban 
neighborhoods and serves hundreds of children. It is 
funded solely by charitable contributions. 

Jeannie L. Dickey '89, received her MSN from 
UT-tvnox\'ille in 1992, and the MBA trom Lincoln 
Memorial University in 1998. She is Nurse Manager ot 
the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Vanderbilt University 
Medical Center. 

On behalf of the Class of 2000 and the Senior Gift Committee, Class President Brian Gossett, 
left, presented Dr. Gerald Gibson with an $8,470 check at the annuo! Senior Barbecue. The 
money, pledged by 146 seniors and raised through the Senior Gift Campaign, will go toward 
exhibits and displays in the Kin Takahashi Room in Bartlett Hall. The amount and participation 
percentage were records for the Senior Gift Campaign. 


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Donna Dixon '89, is one of fewer than 100 prospects 
nationally to be invited to take the American College of 
Sports Medicine program's "pilot" qualifying exam. She is 
now an ACSM "registered clinical exercise physiologist." 
Dixon is Medical Fitness Program Coordinator at Blount 
Memoiial Hospital in Maryville. 

Darrell Franklin '89, is in his first position as Senior 
Pastor at the Ingalls Church of God in Ingalls, IN. 

Denise Wilson Franklin '89, completed her Master's 
in Public Administration at UT in 1992. She is now a 
stay-at-home mom to two-year-old son, Jameson. The 
family has purchased a new home in Ingalls. 

Heidi Hoffecker '89, and her daughter, Rachel, were 
the subjects of an article in the Oct. 21, 1999, issue of 
the Chattanooga Times/Free Press. Rachel has Down 
syndrome, and Fleidi is an active advocate for children 
with disabilities. She is an attorney with the firm of 
Robinson, Smith and Wells in Chattanooga. 

Laura Brock Lynch '89, has recently purchased a new 
home in Pinehurst, NC. 

Sybil Porter Owens '89, is Human Resources Manager 
forTacola, Inc. in Birmingham, AL. 

Robyn Dean '90, has been appointed to the faculty of 
the Univetsity of Rochester School of Medicine in the 
department of psychiatry. 

Will Lukens '91, is Vice President, E-Commerce 
Relations with Omnicell Technologies in Palo Alto, 

Myles L. Owens '91, is Documentation Manager for 
Walker Interactive Systems, Inc. in Birmingham, AL. 

Melissa Suder Arp '93, is now living in Butler, PA, 
where her husband is an electrical engineer for Alleghany 
Power. She is working part-time as an athletic trainer at 
the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and is an 
instructor for the Butler Co. Chapter of the American 
Red Cross. 

Cindy Huffstetler Jones '93, passed the CPA exam in 
1999. She is a staff accountant with Pugh & Company 
R C. in Knoxville. 

Bill Knight '94, and Alyson Neville Knight '93, have 
telocated to Maryville, where Bill is now financial analyst 
with Ruby Tuesday Inc. He has completed his MBA 
degree. Alyson is a freelance sign language interpreter in 
the MaryviUe/Knoxville area. 

Amy Elizabeth Lee '95, has been promoted to lieutenant 
in the U. S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. 
She is stafif physical therapist at Tuba City (AZ) Indian 
Medical Center. 

Elizabeth Hucke Ralston '95, was recently promoted 
to Product Analyst II with Yazaki North America, Inc. 
in Canton, MI. 

Waynette L. Matthews '96, is attending Trevecca 
Nazarene Universit)' in Nashville, TN, working toward 
a Masters of Science Medicine. She will become a 
Physician Assistant in the class of 2001. 

Christopher A. Noe '96, is a student at Southwestern 
University School of Law in Los Angeles. He is enrolled 
in a three-year course of study leading to the Juris Doctor 

Kevin L. Turner '96 and his wife Julie C. Turner 
graduated from ETSU James H. Quillen College of 
Medicine on May 5, 2000. They have purchased a house 
in Johnson City, and they each plan to begin residency 

Doug Mathews '97, is an investment representative 
with Edward Jones. He and his wife, Brandee, live in 

Angela J. Bowman '98, recently moved from Nashville 
back to Knoxville, where she has accepted a position 
as relationship services representative with NOVA 
Informations Systems, Inc. 

Nikolai Curtis '98, is a reptile specialist with Zoo Atlanta 
and is working on his master's degree at Georgia Tech. 

Jason K. Kallenberg '98, teaches at Sarah Moore 
Green Magnet Technology Academy in Knoxville and is 
assistant baseball coach at Powell High School. 

Mariana T. Diss-Boero '99, is married to Olivier R 
Diss. They expect their first child on March 27, 2000. 

Heather Menefee '99, is now production manager of 
The Write Stuff Advertising & Marketing, based in 


Rachel Minerva Edds '27, on Oct. 2, 1 999, at Colonial 
Hills Nursing Center in Maryville. She was a retired 
teacher. Survivors include a brother; several nieces and 
nephews, and their families. 

Fronie French Schweinler '29, on Dec. 27, 1999, 
in Knox-ville. She had been a long-time resident of 
Rockwood, TN. Survivors include a nephew and two 

Henry G. Welbon '29, on Dec. 11, 1999, in Tucson, 
AZ. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, 
who died Aug. 19, 1999. He was a retired missionary 
and minister. Survivors include a daughter, Priscilla Ewy, 
who notified the College of her father's death. 

Gladys Graham Lord '30, on Nov 3, 1999, in Knoxville. 
She was a retired teacher. Survivors include her son and 
daughter-in-law and three grandchildren. 

Esther Horton Nelson '31, on Dec. 17, 1999, in Black 
Mountain, NC. She was a retired teacher and was 
preceded in death by her husband, Ewell L. Nelson '33 
in 1966. Survivors include three daughters, two sons 
and their families. The College was notified of her death 
by her daughter, Sue Nelson Hassall '58. Mrs. Nelson 
was buried in Vidalia, GA. 

Maurice Melvin Carper '32, on June 16, 1999, at Life 
Care Center in Greeneville, TN. He was a retired school 
teacher, having taught in the Radford and Salem, VA school 
systems. Survivors include his wife; two daughters and 
their tamilies; and three step-childten and their families. 

,,,,,.,„„ , , , Georea Burk Herman 32, on Apr. 18, 1995, m 

Joe Malheiro 98, was recently promoted to the position ,^ „ n n i i i r i • ^ i n i 

' \^ ,ri Downers Grove, IL. She had taught school in Oak Park, 

ot merchandise manager with JCPenney and transferred „ ■ , nnr c ■ ■ i j l u u j 

^ / ' IL, retiring in 1976. Survivors include her husband, 

to Atlanta. He and his wife live in Powder Springs, GA. 

ng in IV/b. survivors 
daughter and two grandsons. 

Amethyst Schott '98, is working toward her Master's 
in Education degree at Grand Valley State University in 

Becca Devilbiss '99, is an apprentice interpreter at 
Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. 

Virginia Crider King '32, on Jan. 1 3, 2000, at her home 
in Maryville. She had taught home economics at MC in 
the 1930s, and was active in community organizations 
and at New Providence Presbyterian Church. Survivors 
include two sons, a daughter, eight grandchildren and 
eight great-grandchildren. 

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Fischbach - 'lifeblood' of MCs 
Florida Reunions - passes away 

George F. Fischbach '33 of Lake Wales, 
Fla., passed away Jan. 29. He was 91. 

George and wife Catheryn Smith Fis- 
chbach '36 were founders and direaors of 
rhe Circle F Dude Ranch Camp, a Christian 
summer camp tor boys and girls located six 
miles east of Lake Wales. 

For almost 40 years, the camp was the 
meering place for the annual Florida Reunion of 
Maryville College alumni, parents and friends. 
The Fischbachs also hosted numerous MC ath- 
letic teams, choirs, admission representatives 
and representatives at the camp. 

George graduated with a degree in 
German from Mar}Tille College in 1933. He 
later earned a master's degree in health and 
physical education from George Peabody Col- 
lege in Nashville, Tenn. From 1934 until 1938, 
he coached Maryville College's tennis and 
swimming teams and was a faculty member in 
the physical education department through the 
early 1940s. He and Catheryn married in 1940 
and opened Circle F in 1952. 

George is survived by three sons and six 
grandchildren, including Tara Fischbach Nardi 

"George and Catheryn were the lifeblood 
of all those reunions. They made everyone 
feel welcome," said Bob Hassall '58, who 
attended several Florida Reunions at the Circle 
F Dude Ranch with his wife Sue Nelson Has- 
sall '58 and their family. "Even today [at Flor- 
ida Reunions held in Leesburg, Fla.], his name 
is brought up with fondness. It is a name syn- 
onymous with the Florida Reunion." 

Eloise Garrett Perry '32, on Dec. 29, 1999. She was 
preceded in death by her husband, William G. Perr)-. 
They had lived in Hendersonville, NC. 

Dorothy Weatherly Sharp '32, on Sept. 27, 1999, in 
Lenoir City, TN. She had lived in Sevier County for 
many years and was a retired teacher. Survivors include 
her daughter and son, and several grandchildren. 

Ruby Hitch Thrower Baker, '32, on Dec. 13, 1999, in 
Dallas, TX. She was retired from ALCOA and a member 
of New Providence Presbyterian Church in Maryville. 
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Robert C. 
Thrower, '25, and Samuel M. Baker. Sur\'ivors include a 

daughter and 5vo step-daughters; seven grandchildren and 
eight great-grandchildren. Memorials are being made to the 
Ruby H. Thrower Baker Scholarship at Maryville College. 

Naomi Woods Hina '34, on Jan. 22, 2000, in Maryville. 
She was a retired Knox County educator and was active 
in Graystone Presbyterian Church in KnoxTille where 
she chaired the church's Centennial Celebration in 1990 
and wrote its commemorative histor)' book. Sur\'ivors 
include two daughters, one ol whom is Marian Hina 
Stuart '57; a son and his family; nine grandchildren, one 
of whom is Tim Stuart '80; se\en great-grandchildren; 
and sisters, Edith Woods Smith '34; and Rudh Woods 
Pearson '40. 

Garry D. Ridder '35, on Apr. 28, 1999, m Grantsville, 
MD. He was a chemist and mining engineer and retired 
from the Pittston Corporation in Richmond, VA. He is 
survived by several nieces and nephews and two special 
friends, Daniel and Anna Yoder. Mrs. Yoder notified the 
College of his death. 

Ralph E. Ashby '37, on Nov. 5, 1998, at his home in 
Downsville, LA. He played professional baseball and 
served in the US Army after graduating from MC, and 
later began a career in poultrj' and livestock farming in 
Downsville. Survivors include his wile, Lucille Davis 
Ashby, two daughters and a son and their families. 

Martin Bry-Nildsen, Jr. '38, on Dec. 30, 1999, in 
Washington, NJ. He was a graduate of Rutgers School 
of Law and, in 1949, was admitted to the United States 
Supreme Court. After retiring as Superior Court Judge 
in 1980, he remained as counsel with Broscious, Glynn 
& Fischer in Washington, NJ. Survivors include his 
wife, three sons and a daughter, twelve grandchildren 
and a great-grandchild. 

Marian Thorson Kehrwald '38, in November, 1999. 
She was a resident ot Highland Park, IL. Survivors 
include two daughters and their lamilies, and sister, Lois 
Thorson Gulp '42. 

Bemice Smith Baldwin '41, on July 16, 1998, She 
lived in Aberdeen, WA, and was a former teacher and 
librarian. Survivors include two sons and their families, 
and sister, Doris M, Smith '42, who notified the College 
of her sister's death. 

Robert Lynn Birchfiel '41, on Jan. 5, 2000, at Mar)'ville 
Healthcare Center. He was a member of Broadway 
United Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons 
and a daughter and their families, and sister, Carleen 
Birchfiel Howard '39, of Maryville. 

Mildred Montgomery Eanes '42, on Dec. 12. 1999. 
She and her husband, Cecil 0. Eanes '43, had celebrated 

their 56th wedding anniversary with a trip through the 
Panama Canal in Oct., 1999. She was a retired school 
teacher. In addition to her husband, she is survived by 
two sons, two daughters, nine grandchildren and four 
great grandchildren. 

Edith Monroe Landis '43, on Oct. 17, 1999, in 
lvnox\ille. She was a member of Second Presbyterian 
Church in Knoxville. Survivors include her husband 
of 50 years, Charles V. Landis; three daughters and a 
son, and their families; and sister, Geraldine Monroe 

Ruth Kaye Andrews '47, on July 17, 1999. Survivors 
include her husband, Forrest, of West Bethesda, MD; 
three daughters and their families; and sisrer, Carolyn 
Kaye '49, who notified the College of her sister's death. 

Robert H. "Pie" Gamer '48, on Oct. 31, 1999, in 
Sarasota, FL. He was a "Little All American " at MC 
and played on the undefeated team of 1946 that played 
in the first Tangerine Bowl Game. He was a teacher and 
coach in TN, and later in FL, retiring in 1982. Survivors 
include his wife of 51 years, Janet Rich Gamer '48; a 
daughter and son, and four grandsons. 

Howard D. Cameron '50, on Dec. 30, 1999, in a highway 
accident near Live Oak, FL. He was pulling his car over to 
the side of road because of heavy smoke from brush fires, 
when it was struck from behind by a pickup truck. He was 
killed instantly He and his wife had served as missionaries 
to Congo, Rwanda and Kenya until 1 997. At die time of his 
death he was serving as supply pastor at First Presbyterian 
Church, Live Oak, FL. Sur\'ivors include his wife, Wilma 
Davis Cameron '50, a son and mo daughters. 

Dorothy Lemmon Kirkpatrick '50, on Oct. 3 1 , 1 999, 
in High Point, NC. Her husband. Rev. Charles E. 
Kirkpatrick '48, notified the College of her death. 

Donald C. Stilwell '52, on July 8, 1999. He was a 

retired Methodist minister. Survivors include his wife, 

Helen Sims Stilwell '52. She has mo\ed to Brooklyn, 

MS, to live with her daughrer. 

Judy Johnson Durant '53, on Dec. 29, 1999, in 
Raleigh, NC. Survivors include her husband. Jack D. 
Durant '53, who notified the College of her deadi. 

Patricia Lewis Kidder '53, on May 3, 1999, at 
Westminster, MD. She was retired from Baltimore 


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The Oct. 23 wedding of Stephanie Fugate '95 

and Kirby league was well-attended by alumni of 
the college. They lined up to congratulate the couple 
at a reception held at Royal Oaks Country Club. 

Count}' Public Schools. She was an elder at First United 
Presbyterian Church in Westminster. Survivors include her 
husband of 46 years, Paul S. Kidder '52; two daughters 
and five grandchildren; her mother and two sisters. 

Rhoda M. Null '60, on Feb. 5, 1999. She was a retired 
educator. The College was notified of her death by 
David H. Null of Perryopolis, PA. 

Madeleine Wilson Sterner '63, on Jan. 27, 2000, at her 
Loudon, TN home, of cancer. She had formerly lived in 
Da\ton, OH. Survivors include her husband, 

Dale Sterner '62; two sons, Daryl and Vaughn, and their 
families; and her mother and rwo brothers of Dayton, OH. 

WiUiam "BiUy" B. Thompson '63, on Jan. 29, 2000, 
at his home in Stone Mountain, GA. He had worked for 
ALCOA prior to retirement. Survivors include his wife, 
Mayke Wij naldum Thompson, seven sons, a brother and 
five sisters and their families, and nine grandchildren. 
His good friend, Carl McDonald '63, took part in the 
memorial service. 

Sarah Doerschuk Holden '66, on May 29, 1999, in 
California, of cancer. Survivors include two children, 
two grandchildren, parents and brother, John Doerschuk. 
The College was notified of her death by Susan Viney 
Foreman '66. 

Trenton, NJ, and was employed at FMC Specialty Products. 
His death was reported by a College phonathon caller and 
confirmed by a call from the College to personnel at FMC. 

Clayton L. Ferguson, Jr. '98, on Nov. 7, 1999, in MaryviUe, 
after a long battle with brain cancer. He was a Baptist 
minister in Maryville Survivors include his wife, Kelly; young 
daughter Amanda; parents, brother and two sisters and their 


Sue Trotter Linstead '59, to Wayne Richardson, Sept. 
13, 1999. 

Barbara L. Fritz '70, to Clayton K. Baker, Nov. 27, 

Snell A. Mills, III '79, to Carrie Eby, May 22, 1999. 

Melissa Walker '85, to Charles Reback, Dec. 18, 1999. 

Lisa Harvey '88, to Will Burkett, Sept. 9, 1999. 

James Michael Harrison '93, to Trenna Lois Patton, 
Sept. 20, 1999. 

Julie Michelle Walker '94, to Blaine Piper Danielson, 
Jan. 8, 2000. 

Stephanie Fugate '95, to Kirby Teague, Oct. 23, 1999. 

Heather Nicole Griffis '95, to Lance Earl King, June 3. 

Heather Michelle Everett '97, to Chad Lee Tipton, 
Dec. 18, 1999. 

Vanessa E. Gibbs '97, to Jonathan Grace, March 13, 

Misty Summey '97, to Ronald Moore '97, July 18, 

Jason Kristopher Kallenberg '98, to Kimberly Lorraine 
Jennings, Aug. 21, 1999. 

Devin James Koester '98, to Leslie Gwynne Bozeman, 
July 17, 1999. 

Joe Malheiro '98, to Melissa Ball, May 29, 1999. 

Karen D. Strachan '98, to Harold J. Lynn '97, July 1 0, 


Caryn Olsen Brown '79, and her husband, Gotten, 

a dau! 


a daughter, Robin Layne, Nov. 9, 1998, their second 

Ellen Skipper Odom '79, and her husband, a son, John 
Thomas Bartell, July 29, 1999. 

Kathy Walker Miller '83, and her husband, Doug, a 
son. Walker Douglas, March 8, 1999. 

Mary Hughes Lee '84, and Jeff Lee '84, a son, Forrest 
Jackson, July 16, 1999, their third child. 

JiJie Humpert Batson '85, and her husband, Daniel, a 
son, Elijah, January, 1999. 

Dr. Morrissa Watson '85, a son, Matthew Joseph, Nov. 

Brian Linkous '87, and Mary Coleman Linkous '89, 

a dauj 

a daughter, Miranda Kate, Sept. 28, 1999, their third 

Philip DerPilbosian '69, on Aug. 1 , 1 998. He lived in Sherrie Brents '99, to Joseph Dudley, July 1 7, 1 999. 

Wendi Jo Medlin Uselton '89, and her husband, Jeff, a 
daughter, Sandy, their third child. 

Melissa Myers Bowers '90, and her husband. Brad, a 
daughter, Emilee Grace, Jan. 22, 2000. 

Myles L. Owens '91, and Sybil Porter Owens '89, 

a daughter, Sarah Leath, Sept. 16, 1999, their second 

Vickie Wester Schultze '91, and her husband, Mike, a 
son, William Stephen, Nov. 29, 1999. 

Marcelete Lloyd Ailor '93, and her husband, Greg, a 
son, Nolan Brian, June 7, 1999, their second child. 

Cindy Huffstetler Jones '93, and her husband, Bryan, 
a son, Devon Timothy, Oct. 4, 1999, their first child. 

Ali E. Sohrabi '93, and his wife, Misty, a son, Aaron E. 
Sohrabi, Oct. 13, 1999, their first child. 

Mark T. Curtis '94, and his wife, Anice, a daughter, 
Christa Nicole, Aug. 2, 1999. 

Jason K. Reed '94, and his wife, Dawn, a son, Geoffrey 
Kibler, Oct. 19, 1999, their first child. 

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As you can see from the articles in this issue of FOCUS, 
. the attention surrounds the athletic efforts at 
Maryville College. When I remember my fondest memories 
of Maryville College, they include those surrounding my 
personal experience with sports. Football played a large 
role in my decision to attend Maryville College. 

I had visited Mar\T,'ille to watch my sisterTerrieTopham 
Reilly '76 play basketball at the College, and had watched 

the Scots football team 
play in Virginia (Emory 
& Henry, Bridgewater, 
etc.), my home state. My 
sister had just graduated 
when I enrolled, and her 
involvement in athletics 
additionally influenced 
my decision. 

As a freshman, 1 

remember walking into 

thegym to watch wrestling 

matches with Maryville 

men holding their own 

I i4iif against schools like Notre 

I ^ "i"-^ Dame, the Universirv' of 

' ■ * Alabama and the 

University of Tennessee. 

It seemed to me that 

the entire student body 

attended even,' home 

football and basketball 

game. I remember home 

basketball games and many 

of the students sitting courtside in folding chairs, cheering 

on the Scots and harassing the opposing team. 

During my playing years, (1976-1979) the coaches 
were Jim Jordan, Steve Fickert and Dan Zaneski. Under 
their leadership, they taught us the importance of teamwork 
as we compiled records of 28-7. Just as important are 
the friendships that 1 cultivated during those years. They 
continue today as my former teammates and our families 
vacation together, e-mail each other and even attend surprise 
birthday parties out-of-state. And many of my friends still 
attend Homecoming celebrations, which allow us to re-visit 
those memories year after year. 

I've continued many other friendships through the 
years involved in intramural basketball and Softball teams, 
which bring back great memories, as well. 

Some lessons gained from my involvement in sports at 
the College include the importance of teamwork, dedication 
and accomplishment. Participarion in a sports program offers 
students the opportunity to learn about teamwork, which 
carries over into a lifetime of experiences. The MarNwille 
College Alumni Association (MCAA) is a good example of 
a group requiring teamwork to achieve success. Not unlike 
my experience with football, I realize the importance of 
each member of our Association and how valuable each 
persons contribution is to our success in victories of all 
kinds here at Maryville College. 

Last year, the MCAA's executive board and I set a 
goal of having a 50-percent alumni participation rate in 
fiscal year 1999-2000. Here at press time, only a few days 
remain in the fiscal year. If you made a gift to the Annual 
Fund, I thank you. If you were not able to be a part of 
the 1999-2000 push for alumni participation, I encourage 
you to join our team next year - regardless of whether you 
learned teamwork on a football field or basketball court, 
in a concert hall or classroom, in residence halls or student 

To borrow images from the sports world, here is the 
alumni participation scouting report and how we stack 

• If their records are as good as in previous years, 
Centre College and Emory & Henry continue to be 
the schools to beat. For 1998-99, Centre had an 
alumni giving percenage of 65.2 percent; 50 percent 
of E&H grads made a gift to their alma mater. 

• A victory over Carson-Newman is well within our 
grasp: Last year, only 16 percent of the Eagles made 
a gift to C-N. 

• The University of the South (Sewanee) is gaining: 
Last vear, the school celebrated 43 percent of 
alumni making gifts to the university. (Sewanee's 
43 percent participation figure came within three 
percentage points of Maryville's 46.02-percent 

In June, we hope to ring the bell atop Anderson Hall 
and sing on Victory Hill, celebrating a victory that may 
prove more meaningful than any earned in the history of 
Maryville College. 

Stav tuned for the final score, and "Go Scots!" ■ 


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out this card for the Class Notes section of FOCUS. 

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Alumni and friends play an imponant role in our recruiting effons 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. 

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Do You Know Someone Who Should Be On The Wall Of Fame? 

The purpose of the Wall of Fame is to recognize outstanding individuals who have contributed to Maryville College athletics. Recognition is in two categories; "Regular 
membership" is reserved for those student-athletes who competed for Maryville College, displaying excellence in athletic competition. Nominees for regular membership 
must be graduates of the College. "Special membership " is granted to those people who have been of outstanding value to the Maryville College Athletic Program. 

I present , Class of 19 (if applicable), to be considered for the Maryville College Athletic Wall of Fame. 

I am nominating this person for membership. 

Address of the nominee is .^ . 

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