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VOLUME ONE HUNDRED THREE 



SPRING 2003 



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By 1949, most returning G.l.s had 

just earned their diplomas or were 

in their senior year of study at 

Maryville College. Enrollment in 

this year broke records, and the 

Class of 1950 was the largest in the 

school's history. Trivia here paints 

the picture of Maryville College and 

society as the Greatest Generation 

was moving up and moving on. 




Enrollment: 938 

Approximate yearly cost to attend 
(tuition, room, board, fees): $530 

Number of full-time faculty: 59 

Most popular major: English 



Highest occupancy 

residence hall: 

Carnegie 

Winning-est 
sport: Tennis 

Most common 
complaint of 
students: 
Strict rules \ 





Average price 

of a 4-door 
sedan: $1,950 




Most popular songs: 

"Riders in the Sky" (Vaughn Monroe) 

"Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (Gene Autry) 

"Some Enchanted Evening" (Ezio Pinza) 

'Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend" (Carol Channing) 



From 

our 

photo 

files 




The April 1945 Alumni Magazine of Maryvillc College proudly 
announced the launch of the S.S. Maryville Victory. Built by Calship 
for the United States Maritime Commission, the three-deck vessel was 
455 feet long with a beam of 62 feet. It had a 10,500 deadweight 
tonnage and "speed suitable for both war and peacetime service." 

Alumni donated $350 to furnish the ship with a library. A plaque with 
the name of the College was hung on board, as well as an aerial photo 
of the campus. A launching ceremony was held at Terminal Island, 
Calif, on Feb. 22, 1945, at which alumni from southern California 
represented the College's administration, students and alumni. 

In some of the College's archival files, a letter to the College from Simpson 
E. Spencer '38 was found. Dated Jan. 8, 1948 it reads: 

"... While a Supply Officer of the 122th Seabees on Tinian 
Islands in the Marianas in March or April, I believe, of 1945 the 
ship Maryville Victory arrived at our island bringing troops and 
equipment for the 58th Bomb Wing from India. Wondering if 
the ship could be named after my Alma Mater, I sought out the 
First Mate and was taken to the wardroom of the vessel where 
there were a number of framed pictures of the college and of 
some friend of the school christening the ship as I recall. The 
First Mate recalled that an Army man had boarded the ship in 
India and identified himself as an alumnus also but could not 
recall his name. At my suggestion he then started a log of 
Maryville Alumni who might visit the ship in its travels with my 
name as his first one. Only months later did I see the issue of 
the Alumni Bulletin dealing with the naming of the ship. That 
little contact of 'home' during those long months away did me a 
lot of good. I wonder where 'our' ship is now; can you tell me?" 

Fifty-five years later, Maryville College turns the question back to 
alumni: Do you know what happened to the S.S. Maryville Victory? 
If so, write us! 



NTENTS 



ning 2002 



■ House in the Woods and the presentation of the 
:dallion to Diane Humphreys-Barlow '70 were just 
ig weekend. See the recap of last fall's Homecoming. 



neration 

if a memorable group of graduates 

ap of the Aiderson Hall basement contained letters 
iVar II. Almost 60 years later, the College follows up 
d dreams for their post-war world and lives came true. 



rn Afghanistan 

;rved with the Army's 
•ecent deployment to 
IC students say they 
addle East. 



oys record reunion 

Dr. Ken Upham '52 describes how he and 
his classmates celebrated their 50-year reunion 
and shares tips for how other classes can add to 
the attendance, participation in the Reunion 
Giving Program and fun. 







2 Message from the President 

3 Campus News 
9 Faculty News 

22 Class Notes 




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By 1949, most returning G.l.s had 

just earned their diplomas or were 

in their senior year of study at 

Maryville College. Enrollment in 

this year broke records, and the 

Class of 1950 was the largest in the 

school's history. Trivia here paints 

the picture of Maryville College and 

society as the Greatest Generation 

was moving up and moving on. 



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A Publication for Alumni and Friends of Maryville College 



FOCUSCONTENTS 



MARYVILLE COLLEGE 

FOCUS MAGAZINE 2003 

(ISSN 313) PUBLISHED 

THREE TIMES A YEAR 

502 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy 

Maryville, TN 37804-5907 

(865)981-8100 

www.maryvillecollege.edu 

subscription price - none 




6 Homecoming 2002 



The dedication of the House in the Woods and the presentation of the 
Maryville College Medallion to Diane Humphreys-Barlow '70 were just 
two events in a thrilling weekend. See the recap of last fall's Homecoming. 



IDENTITY 
Maryville College 

is an undergraduate, 
liberal arts, residential 
community of faith 
and learning rooted 
in the Presbyterian/ 
Reformed tradition 
serving students of all 
ages and backgrounds. 

MISSION 
Maryville College 

prepares students for 
lives of citizenship 
and leadership as we 
challenge each one to 
search for truth, grow 
in wisdom, work for 
justice and dedicate a 
life of creativity and 
service to the peoples 
of the world. 



ABOUT THE COVER: 

Though unidentified, the 
woman in the photograph is 
believed to be a Maryville 
College student, while the 
uniform on the young man 
suggests he might have been 
enrolled in the Army Air 
Forces College Training 
Detachment. This photo- 
graph appears in both the 
1944 Chilhowean and the 
April 1944 issue of the 
College's Alumni Magazine. 



11 The Greatest Generation 

Long-forgotten files tell the story of a memorable group of graduates 

Files that came to light during a clean-up of the Anderson Hall basement contained letters 
from alumni and others during World War II. Almost 60 years later, the College follows up 
v\ith letter- writers to see if their hopes and dreams for dieir post-war world and lives came true. 



16 Service & Learning: 

Student soldiers find both in war-torn Afghanistan 

Jeremy Baucom and John Hultquist served with the Army's 
489th Civil Affairs Battalion during a recent deployment to 
Afghanistan. Now at home, the two MC students say they 
experienced and learned a lot in the Middle East. 



ALUMNI NEWS 

18 Class of 1952 enjoys record reunion 

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Dr. Ken Upham '52 describes how he and 
his classmates celebrated their 50-year reunion 
and shares tips for how other classes can add to 
the attendance, participation in the Reunion 
Giving Program and fun. 



2 Message from the President 

3 Campus News 
9 Faculty News 

22 Class Notes 



MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT 




generation - men 
and women - went on 



Greetings from the Maryville College campus'. 

"The Greatest Generation." For the title of our cover story, 
we've borrowed Tom Brokaw's label for the men and women 
who fought in Europe and the Pacific and kept the factories run- 
ning in America during World War II. They were the young 
adults of my childhood. One of them, my Uncle Hoyt Gibson, 
joined the Navy and was there for D-Day. The memory of that 
time remains vivid for him, as for so many readers of FOCUS. 

I suspect that memories of that era will be stirred for quite a few 
readers bv this cover story, as it was for those attending last sum- 
mer's concluding Kin Takahashi Week dinner. During KT Week, 
volunteers cleaning out the dusty Anderson Hall basement files 
discovered a treasure, and in this issue we share it with you: 
Hundreds of World War II correspondence from MC alumni of The Greatest 
alumni from this Generation. Over its history of nearly 184 years, Maryville Col- 
lege has in every decade produced graduates who deserve to be 
called "the greatest." But in this issue we especially celebrate 
those who sacrificed to preserve freedom in the 1940s. 

to make discoveries 

in science medicine There is no lack of stories of bravery and accomplishment from that 
and technoloar S ena ' anon - Ral P h Doug 1 ^ Steakley '41, for example, had a career 

, , , , . in military reconnaissance that began with flights over Tokyo and 

lead churches and . , ° , ... . . . . 

later included involvement in die Cuban missile crisis. Another case 

missions; teach in ^ ^^ Tgd j^ dder , 43 fought me ^ forccs during me war, 

schools, colleges and md a fy srw ^ x d went to Japan to help establish a new liberal arts col- 
universities; run [ e g e . His contributions to ancient Japanese history and art were rec- 
blisincsscs; serve in ognized by the Emperor with the Order of the Sacred Treasure. In 
government and tnis issue of FOCUS we highlight only a handful of alumni whose 
nurture families namcs appeared in old letters or press releases. We make no claim 

that these are the best of the best - deciding such would be an 
impossible assignment for sure! Hundreds of alumni from this generation - men and 
women - went on to make discoveries in science, medicine and technology; lead churches 
and missions; teach in schools, colleges and universities; run businesses; serve in govern- 
ment; and nurture families. In summary, they went on to build the world we enjoy today. 

We regret that letters from alumnae were not more prevalent among the files. World War 
II could not have been won without their sacrifices, contributions and undying support. 
The archival files did include newspaper clippings of Violet Webb Randolph l 35, who 
was considered Knox\ille\s first "lady Marine," and Pauline Leona Throne '34, who was 
the first in her hometown of York, Pa., to be sworn into die 28th division of the Women's 
Army Corps. In many respects, die women of tliis generation fought a war not limited to 
the time period between 1941 until 1945 - they fought a war for equal opportunities that 
included advanced degrees, careers and positions of leadership. 

As we celebrate this remarkable generation of Maryville College alumni, we are both 
grateful and inspired. We are also committed to the graduation of other great genera- 
tions who help make the world a better place. 159 



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PRESIDENT: 

Dr. Gerald W. Gibson 

EDITORIAL BOARD: 

Mark E. Cate 
Vice President for 
Advancement and Admissions 

Karyn Adams 

Director of Communications 

Karen Beaty Eldridge '94 

Director of News and 
Public Information 

DESIGN AND LAYOUT: 

Mary Workman 

Publications Manager 



ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 
EXECUTIVE BOARD 



Judy M. Penry 73 
Knoxville, Tennessee 
President 

Rebeccah Kinnamon Neff '62 
Raleigh, North Carolina 
Vice President 

Carol Callaway-Lane '92 
Nashville, Tennessee 
Recording Secretary 

Tim Topham '80 
Maryville, Tennessee 
Past-President 



CLASS OF 2003 



Beverly Fox Atchley '82 
Sharon Pusey Bailey '69 
Carol Callaway-Lane '92 
Danny Osborne 76 
James Skeen '64 



CLASS OF 2004 



Rick Carl 77 

Chris Lilley '87 

Sylvia Smith Talmage '62 

John Tanner '93 

John Trotter '95 



CLASS OF 2005 



Carl Lindsay, Jr. '50 
Sara Mason Miller '66 
Kathleen Mayurnik 

Nenninger 73 
Aundra Ware Spencer '89 
Kenneth Tuck '54 



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s news 



ZUP (as in "What's 
Up?") Scots Radio 



began broadcasting on 
Jan. 30, 2003. The date 
marked decades - not just 
years - since radio shows 
produced by MC students 
had been heard. Accord- 
ing to Ben Roe, WZUP 
station manager and sen- 
ior business/organization 
management major, inter- 
est in a radio station sur- 
faced in the early 1990s, 
but work on the project 
didn't get very far. In 2002, he and Andy Robinson organized a 
group of students who researched marketing and advertising, tech- 
nical challenges, production, broadcasting and other areas. 

With the help of both on-campus and off-campus professionals, 
the group explored carrier current, fiber optic transmission, cable 
system transmission and multicasting. In all of those options, set- 



WZUP Radio begins campus broadcast 

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Members of WZUP's operations 

committee include (front row, l-r) 

Andy Robinson, Robert Taylor, Ben 

Roe; (second row, l-r) Kelley Clark, 

Harold Turner, Jr. and Kathy Braden. 



up costs presented too much of a hurdle. Ultimately, the players 
involved decided on unicasting, which works much like a web site. 

Unicasting does have limitations. The biggest one, according to 
Roe, is the fact that students, faculty and staff will have to be 
logged on to the College's student network to listen. But the bene- 
fits of tuning in will be numerous for the campus community, he 
pointed out. "On one hand, it will definitely improve communica- 
tion and community. That's probably obvious, but this radio station 
is also going to increase so many opportunities to learn so many 
different skills," Roe said. "Students will be learning about broad- 
casting and how to deejay, they'll be working with industry-stan- 
dard equipment, building websites and developing leadership skills. 

"I think having a radio station will also boost school spirit. We 
plan to give free advertising for any on-campus activity. We may do 
play-by-play at ballgames. The coaches are interested in a show 
where we highlight big games and key players," Roe concluded. 
"We hope to get students more involved." 

Aid the format? 

"WZUP will be plaving a representative mix of music and will 
also include programs covering debates, sports, talk shows, etc.," 
said Kathv Braden, a senior and radio station team leader. 



College's ac 



MC WEBCAM 



ryville College's accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools 
(SACS) was recently reaffirmed following four days of consultations by a SACS visiting team. 

Reviewed every 10 years, accreditation involves a comprehensive self-study of a college or uni- 
versity's purpose, programs and services. On each campus, committees of administrators, faculty, 
staff, students and others study all aspects of the institution, report findings and offer advice on 
improvement. This process results in a document evaluating the institution's effectiveness in reach- 
ing its stated goals and its compliance wiuh the Criteria for Accreditation. A visiting team then 
assesses the educational strengths and weaknesses of the institution. 

After comparison of Maryville College against more than 400 requirements of the criteria, 
the visiting team's exit report included only 13 recommendations and 18 suggestions. 

"Having been involved in several of these SACS processes, I can tell you that this represents a 
most modest number of needed improvements," explained Dr. Gerald W Gibson, president of the 
College, in a memo to faculty, staff, and board members. "This is, in fact, the fewest that I have 
seen, either when on a visiting team to another campus or when serving at a college being visited. 

"The areas and issues that the College will be required to address in no instance represents 
problems of great significance, nor will they call for costly corrections," he added. "... It is grat- 
ifying indeed to have such a resounding reaffirmation of what this community has done over 
the past decade, and is doing today." 

The College community was invited to a reception Nov. 21 to celebrate the reaffirmation. At 
the reception, Dr. Mardi Craig, director of institutional research and associate academic dean, 
was recognized for her herculean work in organizing and guiding the College's self-study. 





Ground was broken on the new 
residence hall, Lloyd Hall, back in 
October, and work has progressed 
at an impressive pace. To allow 
people to keep up with the proj- 
ect, contractors have installed a 
webcam atop Gamble Hall. Click on 
www.maryvillecollege.edu/news/ 
webcam.html to see the building 
change, day-to-day, from a steel 
structure to a comfortable home 
for students. 



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CAMPUS NEWS 




lerulli named football coach 



HAYLEY SMITH, a junior on 
the Lady Scots basketball 
team, scored a school-record 
42 points in a game against 
Rust College Feb. 1. Smith, 
a graduate of Central High 
School in Knoxville, broke the 
previous scoring record set by 
Jamie Parrott Rogers '96, by 
only one point. At press time, 
the 5-foot-9 guard leads the 
Lady Scots (22-5) in scoring. 



Lambert 
celebrates 400 
basketball wins 

Maryville College Head 
Men's Basketball Coach Randy 
Lambert '76 celebrated his 
400th win as coach of the Fight- 
ing Scots program following a 
Jan. 6 game at home. 

Lambert, who was a four-year 
starter for Coach Boydson Baird 
'41 from 1972 until 1976, began 
coaching at Maryville College in 
1980. In 23 years, his team losses 
number under 200. In a Daily 
Times story, Lambert said of his 
milestone: "It is very special. I've 
been here 23 years, and if you 
stay anywhere long enough, you 
should be able to win your fair 
share of games ... It's a tribute to 
the many players that have come 
through." 

After a Jan. 8 game, when 
Lambert posted his 401st win, the 
coach was presented with a plaque 
for his coaching accomplishment. 

4 FOCUS | WINTER 2 00 3 




Tony lerulli '80 was named Maryville College Head Football 
Coach and Assistant Athletic Director during a press conference 
held Jan. 17 on the College's campus. 

A three-year starter on both the Fighting Scots football team and 
baseball team as a student, lerulli was captain and MVP on the grid- 
iron and baseball diamond in 1979 and 1980. He returns to Honaker 
Field after most recently coordinating the defensive and recruiting 
efforts of the Shippensburg University (Pa.) Raiders. While at Ship- 
pensburg, Ierulli's defensive teams were ranked nationally. In 2002, 
he was recognized with the Division II "Assistant Coach of the Year" 
award bv the American Football Coaches Association. 

"It is a great honor to be given this opportunity to return to my 
alma mater and to restore the pride and tradition of Maryville College football," lerulli said during 
the press conference. "Maryville College has always been a special place for my family and me." At 
the press conference, the alumnus enumerated four goals of his program: To graduate every stu- 
dent-athlete in the football program; to have a program based on character and class; to have every 
senior leave the program on a winning team; and to participate in the Division III playoffs. 

lerulli and his wife Carol Hurst lerulli '80 have three children: A. J., Fvatie and Kelli. His in- 
laws, Eldria "Chief and Etta Hurst, are former College employees. 



ATHLETICS 



Professional basketball team finds home court at MC 

The National Women's Basketball League 
(NWBL) recently signed a contract with administra- 
tors at Maryville College, guaranteeing the use of 
Maryville College's Boydson Baird Gymnasium dur- 
ing the NWBL's 2003 season. 

The new professional women's team, the Ten- 
nessee Fury, played its first game at home - at 
Mar-mile College - Feb. 4 and is expected to play 
nine games through April 9. 

"I'm proud to say that Maryville College is not 
the onlv local college that loves basketball," said Dr. Bill Sey- 
mour, Mamille College Vice President and Dean of Students, 
during the press conference. "We are looking forward to seeing 
some great basketball action in the Boydson Baird Gymnasium 
... I am confident that everyone will enjoy it as a great venue for 
our new professional women's basketball team," he added. "We 
are very happy to be a part of this new effort in the Greater Knoxville community." For more 
information on the NWBL, visit www.nwbl. com/fury. 



The Lady Scots volleyball team enjoyed a 29-8 season, which included a 
Great South Athletic Conference title and trip to St. Louis to participate in 
the NCAA Division III National Tournament. The Lady Scots cross country 
and Lady Scots soccer teams also posted winning records and conference 
titles. The men's soccer team went 12-5-2, and the men's cross country 
team enjoyed second-place finishes in four meets.The Fighting Scots 
football team had a challenging season that ended 0-10. Get all the news 
from the College's teams at www.maryvillecollege.edu/athletics. Sports Information Directors 
Eric Etchison '88 and Christian Burns post scores, stats and stories every time the Scots and 
Lady Scots take the field, court or course. 




CAMPUS NEWS 




O O K S H 



Along with the updated look and 
feel of FOCUS, we're introducing a 
few new features to help showcase 
the Maryville experience and the 
MC community. In Bookshelf, we 
catch up with members of the MC 
community and find out what 
pages they're turning and ask 
about the motivation behind their 
reading selections. 



MARIA SIOPSIS 

Assistant Professor 
Mathematics & 
Computer Science 

What she's reading: 
Pere Goroit by 
Honore De Balzac 



Why: "I've never read anything by 
Balzac. I'm just trying to make 
myself a more educated person." 



MARK HALL 

Associate Professor 
Fine Arts 

What he's reading: 

Not able to read at 
the current time. 

Why: "I'm not reading right now... 
I'm dedicating my reading time to 
making art, to making prints. I'll be 
starting research on monograms and 
print history books during spring 
semester for an exhibition about 
prints and print media in fall 2004." 



DAVID RASNAKE 

Student, 
Class of 2005 
History & 
English Literature 
Major 

What he's reading: 

Prague, 

by Arthur Phillips 

Why: "I started reading it in prep 
for going to Cuba during J-term, 
to see how America looks from the 
outside. It's about expatriate Amer- 
icans after the fall of Communism. 
I heard about it on the radio." 





College says good-bye to librarian Choi Park 

Bongja Choi Park, associate professor and catalog librarian at Maryville College for 
more than 30 years, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 10. She was 63. 

Born in Kwang-ju, Korea, Park came to the College in 1970 following employment 
in the library of the Foreign Affairs Institute for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the 
Republic of Korea. She earned degrees from Ewha Women's University in Seoul, 
Korea, and George Peabody College for Teachers of Vanderbilt University. 

When Park came to the College as a periodical librarian, she "began putting order to 
the thousands of loose journal issues by having them bound," said assistant library 
director Debbie Stearns Nichols '72. "She continued putting order to the library 
when she assumed the role of cataloger ... [Her] expertise in the structure of biblio- 
graphic records was crucial at the time we automated our catalog." Nichols described 
her colleague as a "great model of orderly work habits, a woman of many interests and 
a caring and dedicated mentor to students. 

"Choi taught us a lot about grace, hospitality and the love of beauty," she added. 
"We miss her deeply." 

Park is survived by husband Dr. Ken Park and son Andrew Park of Alcoa; brother 
C.S. Choi of Korea; sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Gill Change of Maryville; and 
sister J.S. Kim of Korea. A memorial service was held on campus Feb. 4 in the Center 
for Campus Ministry. Memorial donations are being accepted by the College to pur- 
chase library materials and a commemorative tree or park bench. To contribute to the 
memorial fund, contact Marsha Wynn in the College's Office of Advancement at 
865.981.8204 or marsha.\vynn@maryvillecollege.edu. 



February Meetings features 
Emory University administrator 



Rev. Cook, left, talks 

with a student following 

a February Meetings 

address held in the 

Lawson Auditorium of 

Fayerweather Hall. 



The Rev. Beth Luton Cook, 
director of the Office of 
Church Ministries Education 
at Emory University's Candler 
School of Theology, was the speaker 
for the College's annual February 
Meetings, held on campus and at 
New Providence Presbyterian Church 
in Maryville Feb. 9-11. 

Cook, a minister in the United 
Methodist Church and ordained 
elder in the North Georgia Confer- 
ence, spoke on topics surrounding 
the February Meetings' theme of 
"Vocation and the Centered Life." 
This year's theme was chosen to 
mark the inaugural year of the 
Maryville College Initiative on Voca- 
tion. In the fall of 2001, the College received a $2 million grant from Lilly Endowment 
Inc. to fund its five-year Initiative and since then, the College has established the Center 
for Calling & Career, implemented the Isaac Anderson Fellowship for Church Leader- 
ship, renovated the House in the Woods for use as a retreat center, and hosted vocation- 
and ministry-themed workshops for students, faculty members, parents and ministers. 

Held annually since 1 877, February Meetings emphasize spirituality, faith and outreach. 
In years past, guest speakers and special music have been highlights of the condensed lec- 
ture series, which is open to members of the college community and people in die area. 




FOCUS I W I N T E R 




homeco 



House in the Woods dedicated 



(Above) Maryville College 
President Dr. Gerald Gibson 
addresses the crowd during 
the dedication of the newly 
renovated House in the 
Woods. Sitting in the back- 
ground is Campus Minister 
Anne McKee. 



(Right) Maryville College 
seniors Ben Wicker and 
Amanda Baker were 
crowned Homecoming King 
and Queen during halftime 
of the football game. Wicker, 
the son of Fred and Delores 
Wicker of Knoxville, is major- 
ing in business and organiza- 
tion management. Baker, the 
daughter of Debbie Baker of 
Clinton and Allen Baker of 
Knoxville, is majoring in art. 



The House in the Woods, a home built 
in 1917 to house the College's first pastor, 
was dedicated in an Oct. 19 ribbon-cutting 
ceremony. The 4,700-square-foot home, 
which sits in the College's Woods, was 
recently renovated with hinds from a $2 
million Lilly Endowment Inc. grant to sup- 
port die College's Initiative on Vocation. 
Approximately $340,000 was spent on the 



(Right) MC students Preston 

Fields, Jodi Poore, Laura 

Robertson and Kyle Nolen 

turned out to support the 

football team, as 

did the 2002 

cheerleading 



home, which includes costs for construc- 
tion, furnishings and landscape. With work 
completed, the House is being used for 
special dinners, retreats and conferences. 
New plumbing and wiring, new paint and 
refinished floors, an upgraded kitchen for 
catering, Internet access and multimedia 
support features are some of the improve- 
ments to the facility'. 




Diane Humphreys-Barlow awarded College Medallion 



Diane Humphreys-Barlow '70, an 
alumna and member of die Maryville 
College Board of Directors, was presented 
the Maryville College Medallion during 
the Founder's Day Banquet held Oct. 17, 
2002, in the Margaret Ware Dining Room. 
Awarded since 1990, the Maryville Col- 
lege Medallion recognizes those individuals 
who have helped immeasurably toward 
perpetuating the College as a distinctive 
educational and cultural institution and 



who have had a profound influence on the 
future course of Maryville College. 

First elected to the MC Board of Direc- 
tors in 1986, Humphreys- Barlow was 
lauded for her unwavering support of 
Maryville College, especially her commit- 
ment to bring about improvements in the 
College's physical plant. 

"In her professional life as a clinical social 
worker, Diane Humphreys-Barlow believes 
in helping her clients reach their full poten- 



tial," said Maryville College President Dr. 
Gerald W. Gibson during the award presen- 
tation. "In her personal life, the eommimient 
is the same - to encourage family members, 
friends, institutions, organizations - to be all 
thev can be, to function at their maximum 
potential... Diane puts her energy, time and 
resources behind those causes she deeply 
believes in," die president continued. "Much 
to our great pleasure and great benefit, 
Diane deeply believes in Maryville College." 



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"A new day has now dawned for die 
House in die Woods," said Maryville Col- 
lege President Dr. Gerald W. Gibson dur- 
ing his dedicatory address. "This House in 
the Woods of the 21st century will be a 
place of retreat and quietude, a place for 
reflection and exploration, as Maryville stu- 
dents seek to discern the calling for dieir 
lives. Out of their time here, and out of the 



new Initiative on Vocation, will, I have 
great confidence, come a host of new, 
committed leaders for die church and for 
communities. They, like so many previous 
generations of Maryville College graduates, 
will leave this campus equipped not only 
with all die powerful tools of a liberal arts 
education, but also widi a powerful vision 
for their lives." 



Speakers at the dedication ceremony 
included Gibson; Mark Cate, vice president 
for college advancement and admissions; 
Dr. Bill Meyer, executive director of the 
College's Initiative on Vocation and author 
of the Lilly Endowment grant proposal; 
and Preston Fields, a member of the Class 
of 2003. Campus minister the Rev. Anne 
McKee offered the dedication prayer. ES 




Directed by Larry Ervin '97, 

the College's Voices of Praise 
gospel choir entertained the 
lunch crowd, and the Class of 
1992 showed off smiles and 
families as they helped lead 
the Homecoming Parade. 
Despite good efforts by 
Justin Lynn (13), Zach 
Mendence (6) and their team- 
mates, the Fighting Scots 
couldn't claim victory against 
the Centre College Colonels. 



Enumerating six of the College's build- 
ings and sites, Gibson explained how those 
facilities had been either reconstructed, 
renovated or furnished "because Diane saw 
needs and wanted to fill them." 

But Gibson said the buildings and their 
improvements didn't tell the whole story 
of the Board member's involvement. He 
said a tour of campus would not convey 
the "kind of Board member Diane is or the 
spirit she brings to Board discussions about 



students and student life, about dedicated 
faculty and staff, about people, programs 
and attitudes that will take Maryville Col- 
lege to the next level. "She cares about all 
of these issues," the president said. 

Attending the Founder's Day banquet 
with Humphreys-Barlow were her husband 
Jack, son Michael, brother Jim Humphreys 
and college friends Bob '70 and Sallie 
Davidson Macy '70, Larry Sharpe '70 
and Barbara Grinstead Smith '70. 09 



Diane Humphreys-Barlow '70 accepts 
the Maryville College Medallion from 
President Dr. Gerald Gibson during the 
2002 Founder's Day Banquet. 



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campus 

briefs 




Toin MC 

Board of 
Directors 



MARYVILLE COLLEGE is pleased to announce 
the additions of five new members to its board of directors. Dr. 
Theophilus B. Boyd III, Ms. Nancy B. Cain, Mr. Pete Claussen, 
Mr. Robert A. Jefferies, Jr., and the Rev. Dr. Mark L. Knisley 
have all attended recent board meetings. 

Boyd makes his home in Nashville, 
Term., where he is president and 

J/-* .2.*-% ~\/[(^ chief executive officer of R.H. Boyd 
V-JAJlJl JLtJL\^/ Publishing Corporation. Boyd grad- 
uated from Tennessee State Univer- 
sity with a bachelor's degree. In 
1980, he was a recipient of the D.D. 
degree and in 1983, a recipient of 
the Doctor of Letters degree. He is 
chairman of Citizens Bank and 
Trust Company and is on the board 
of First Union Bank and Meharry Medical College. He and his 
wife, former Yvette lean Duke, have four children: Theophilus Boyd 
IV, LaDonna, Shalae, and Justin. 

Cain retired as the managing editor and executive vice president of 
Marvville-Alcoa Newspapers, Inc., which was the publisher of the 
Daily Times until 1989. Graduating from Agnes Scott College in 
Decatur, Ga., Cain received her bachelor's degree in 1964. She 
resides in Walland, Tenn., and serves on the boards of many East 
Tennessee organizations. Cain has three daughters, Catherine Cain 
Robbins '90, Julia Cain Phillippi '96 and Elizabeth Cain Notter. 

Claussen, chairman of Gulf & Ohio Railways of Knoxville, gradu- 
ated from Lafayette College in 1962 and later earned his J.D. from 
Rutgers Law School. Claussen's involvement in the community 
includes service on the boards of the Public Building Authority of 
Knoxville and Knox County, the Seven Islands Foundation (chair- 
man) and the Boathouse Benevolent Society (chairman). Claussen is 
also on the boards of the National Museum of American History 
and the Smithsonian Institution. He and wire Linda live in 
Knoxville. They have three children, Peter, Jennifer and Karen. 

Jefferies, the senior vice president of mergers, acquisitions and 
strategic planning for Leggett & Piatt, Inc., attended Maryville Col- 
lege in 1959-1960, graduated from Earlham College in 1963 and 
earned his J.D. from Indiana University-Bloomington in 1966. He 
currently serves as director of the finance committee for Leggett & 
Piatt, Inc. He is also a member of the Indiana University School of 
Law's Board of Visitors. He serves on various committees of the 
American and Missouri bar associations. Jefferies makes his home in 
Missouri with his wife Sylvia Gilmore Jefferies '63. 

Knisley, pastor of Graystone Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, 
holds degrees from Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, N.C.; East 
Tennessee State University; Louisville (Ky.) Presbyterian Theologi- 
cal Seminary; and Columbia Theological Seminary. At Tusculum 
College, Knisley has served on the faculty and the College's Council 
on Church Relations. He has also served as chaplain for Knoxville 
Police Department and on the board of the Bridge Refugee and 
Sponsorship Services organization. Knislev's family includes wife 
Nancy and daughters Sarah Knisley Arnett '99 and Norie Knisley. 



es announced 



sions, 



ffices 



With votes cast in December, the 
Maryville College Board of Directors 
approved changes in the College's 
Admissions and Advancement offices. 

MARK CATE was named vice president for advancement and 
admissions. Cate, formerly the vice president for college 
advancement and planning, will continue to head the College's 
fund-raising and marketing efforts but is now adding oversight 
in the areas of student recruitment and financial assistance. 

NED WILLARD, formerly the director of development, was 
promoted to the position of assistant vice president for 
admissions. Director of Annual Giving JASON MCNEAL was 
promoted to the position of assistant vice president for devel- 
opment and alumni affairs, where he is now leading many of 
the initiatives and programs formerly overseen by Willard. 

"The new MC Window of Opportunity Plan sets forth a number 
of ambitious objectives for the College, among them a growth 
in enrollment of about 20 percent and a significant enhance- 
ment in the Maryville reputation over the next five years," said 
Maryville College President Dr. Gerald W. Gibson when the 
changes were announced. "I am convinced that this restructur- 
ing holds the greatest promise for the continued progress of 
the College, and I am grateful to all concerned for their willing- 
ness to accept the new assignments." 

Also announced by administrators is a restructuring in the Col- 
lege's Communications Office, formerly known as the Office 
of Public Relations. With the College's Advancement and 
Admissions offices now headed by one vice president, the 
Communications Office is concentrating more of its efforts on 
student recruitment and marketing. 

The office is headed by Communications Director KARYN 
ADAMS, who joined the staff in August. Adams most recently 
worked as the director of corporate web development and 
interactive media for Internet Pictures Corporation (iPIX). 
While there, she was responsible for directing and managing 
a worldwide creative and technical team of more than 20 
employees; coordinating public relations efforts with local and 
national firms; and strategizing, producing, writing, editing 
and maintaining a corporate web site of 3,000 pages that 
focused on marketing directives and company branding. 

Adams, a native of Kingsport, Tenn., attended Agnes Scott 
College in Georgia and graduated summa cum laude from 
the University of Tennessee-Knoxville with a bachelor of arts 
degree in English and creative writing. 

"Karyn brings a great deal of experience, energy and enthusi- 
asm to this position," Cate said. "We are fortunate to have 
her join and lead an already outstanding group of profession- 
als in the Communications Office." 09 



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New Paces 



Faculty News 




MS. AMY CAMPBELL | ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ART 

TEACHING AREAS: Graphic design, art. DEGREES: M.F.A. in Graphic Design, University of Tennessee-Knoxville (1999); 
B.F.A. in Illustration, Savannah College of Art and Design (1989). PREVIOUS APPOINTMENT: Assistant Professor of Art, 
Carson-Newman College. OTHER NOTABLES: Ms. Campbell's work has been displayed in many solo exhibitions. In 2002, 
her "New Works'" exhibition was on display at the Fiddlehead Gallery in Bryson City, N.C.; her "Heritage Collection" is on 
permanent display at the First Tennessee Bank of Memphis. Her published work includes CD cover and poster designs, art 
for Metro Pulse and HGTVs Ideas magazine. She has donated hours of work for WDVX bluegrass radio station, designing 
its logo, newsletter and other collateral materials. 





DR. JENIFER GREENE | ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MANAGEMENT 

TEACHING AREAS: Management, organizational behavior. DEGREES: Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, 
Clemson University (2002); M.S. in Applied Psychology, Clemson (2000); M.B.A., Clemson (1990); B.S. in Business 
Administration, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (1989). PREVIOUS APPOINTMENT: Graduate Instructor, Clem- 
son University's Department of Psychology. OTHER NOTABLES: While enrolled at Clemson, Dr. Greene was named the 
outstanding doctoral degree student in Psychology, the outstanding teaching assistant, the outstanding graduate teaching 
assistant in the College of Business and Behavioral Sciences, and the outstanding master's degree student in Psychology. 



MS. APRIL HAGGARD | ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ASL/DEAF STUDIES 

TEACHING AREAS: American Sign Language, Deaf studies, Deaf literature, ASL linguistics. DEGREES: M.S. in Educa- 
tional Psychology, University ofTennessee-Knoxville (1998); B.A. in Psychology, Gallaudet University (1996). PREVIOUS 
APPOINTMENT: Outreach Specialist with the University of Tennessee's Postsecondary Education Consortium. OTHER 
NOTABLES: From 1998 until 2000, Ms. Haggard was employed with the Tennessee School for the Deaf, working in 
the Alternative Cottage Program and supervising the Summer Youth Employment Training Program. She is also a 
graduate of TSD. 



DR. REBECCA LUCAS j ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF EDUCATION 

TEACHING AREAS: Educational technology, instructional strategies. DEGREES: Ph.D. in Education, University of 
Tennessee-Knoxville (2000); B.S. in Exceptional Childhood Education, Western Kentucky University (1987). PREVI- 
OUS APPOINTMENT: Parent Advisor through the Tennessee Infant Parent Service. OTHER NOTABLES: Dr. Lucas' 
experiences in education include working with youth with special needs in both a psychiatric setting and in the public 
schools, administering educational assessments used to determine special education eligibility, teaching courses in Human 
Services Education, and working with adolescent females involved in the juvenile justice system. 



DR. MARY MOSS | ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH 

TEACHING AREAS: English composition, English literature of the 17th and 18th centuries. DEGREES: Ph.D. in English, 
University ofTennessee-Knoxville (1997); M.A. in English, UT-K (1996); B.A. in Women's Studies, University of North 
Carolina-Chapel Hill (1983). PREVIOUS APPOINTMENT: Before coming to the College as a visiting professor in 2001, 
Dr. Moss taught literature and composition as a visiting lecturer at the University of Virginia- Wise. OTHER NOTABLES: 
During time not spent at the College, Dr. Moss works as a freelance editor and writer. 



DR. JOSEF CHAD SCHROCK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY 

TEACHING AREAS: Introductory psychology, language development, human learning and cognition. DEGREES: Ph.D. 
in Cognitive Psychology, University of California-Santa Cruz (1995) B.A, in Psychology, Mississippi State University 
( 1991 ). PREVIOUS APPOINTMENT: Researcher in the Attention and Memory Laboratory of Georgia Institute of Tech- 
nology. OTHER NOTABLES: Dr. Schrock is interested in the psychology of language, especially the spontaneity of lan- 
guage. He is currently working on manuscripts entitled "Discourse markers and polite speech." 







MS. MARIA SIOPSIS | INSTRUCTOR OF MATHEMATICS 

TEACHING AREAS: Precalculus mathematics, Calculus, numerical analysis, ordinary differential equations. DEGREES: 
Ph.D. candidate in Mathematics, University ofTennessee-Knoxville; B.A. in Applied Mathematics and Spanish Literature, 
Drew University (1993). PREVIOUS APPOINTMENT: Course Coordinator for UT's Calculus for the Biosciences. OTHER 
NOTABLES: Fluent in Greek and Spanish, Ms. Siopsis founded die Greek Dance Club at UT and is a youth dance instruc- 
tor at Saint George Greek Orthodox Church in Knoxville. 



FOCUS | WINTER 2003 



Facu Ity N ews 




Naylor named Dean 

In November, Dr. Robert Naylor was named 
Maryville College Vice President and Dean of the 
College. Naylor, who 
has taught chemistry 
courses at the College 
since 1975 and chaired 
the College's natural 
science division from 
1990 until 2001, was 
appointed Interim Vice 
President and Dean by 
Maryville College Presi- 
dent Dr. Gerald W. 
Gibson last July. 
Gibson made the announcement to faculty and 
staff members "with great pleasure," explaining 
that "... The pleasure comes from the knowl- 
edge, gained over the months of [Naylor's] 
interim appointment, of Bob's character, affable 
manner and attitude of goodwill. The confidence 
comes from recognition of his experience and 
accomplishments as a teacher and administrator, 
his talents, his values, his understanding of and 
commitment to this College, and his impressive 
work habits," the president continued. 

Navlor was the very first chairman of the fac- 
ulty and holds the record for years of service in 
that position, serving from 1987 until 1990 and 
again during the 1992-1993 academic year. He 
also chaired the Steering Committee for the 
recent MC Window of Opportunity planning 
process. He has chaired the Planning and Budget 
Advisory Committee of the College since 1996. 

Gibson went on to thank members of the 
Dean Search Committee and Chairwoman Dr. 
Peggv Cowan, who recommended Naylor for 
the position after researching many options and 
gathering input from the College's faculty and 
staff members. 




LAURELS, a Maryville College 
publication highlighting and cele- 
brating faculty scholarship, has 
been published. Available online at 
www.maryvillecollege.edu, the 
2001-2002 Laurels includes listings 
of faculty participation in profes- 
sional meetings, memberships in professional asso- 
ciations and international study, as well as feature 
stories and descriptions of individual scholarship 
pursued by more than 40 faculty members. The file 
is available in Portable Document Format (PDF). 
To view or print the publication's 28 pages, you'll 
need an Acrobat Reader plug-in. 



Sullivan presents social capital data 

Dr. Mary Kay Sullivan, professor of management and the Joe D. Eakes Chair 
in Business, attended the annual meeting of the United States Association of 
Small Business and Entrepreneurship, held Jan. 22-25 at Hilton Head, S.C. 

At the meeting, Sullivan presented die paper "Bowling Together? An Inves- 
tigation of Social Capital Variables and Entrepreneurship." The paper included 
data collected in 23 East Tennessee counties in the Social Capital Community 
Benchmark Initiative. This was part of a 29,200-household survey and national 
effort to determine levels of social capital across the United States. 

The lead investigator of the initiative was Robert Putnam of Harvard Univer- 
sity's Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. Marseille College was an aca- 
demic partner participating in the study and the only participant from Tennessee. 

Stated Sullivan: "The key question underlying the research is 'Does a com- 
munity strong in social capital have higher levels of entrepreneurship?' Four 
variables associated with social capital - trust, faith-based involvement, civic 
involvement and tolerance for diversity - were tested. Results were inconclu- 
sive, but I am continuing the research." 



Beck receives literary award 

Professor emeritus dr. charlotte beck was presented the Hugh Hol- 
man Award for the best book on Southern American literature published 
in 2001 . She was recognized during the annual convention of the Mod- 
ern Language Association, held Dec. 27-30 in New York City. 

Beck, author of "The Fugitive Legacy: A critical history" ( Louisiana State 
University Press, 2001 ), taught courses in English, American literature, British 
literature and ancient and modern world literature at the College from 1966 
until her retirement in 2001 . 

The Hugh Holman Award, presented by the Society for the Study of South- 
ern Literature, honors the late C. Hugh Holman, a distinguished emeritus pro- 
fessor at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill who co-authored and 
edited the Handbook to Literature. 

Beck has also been commissioned by the University of Tennessee Press to 
produce two books on Robert Penn Warren - a monograph about his literary 
criticism and a complete edition of his literary criticism. 



Faculty published in Appalachian Journal 

Dr. Susan Ambler, associate professor of sociology, published "The Educa 
tion of a Sociologist of Appalachia," a roundtable conversation addressing 
teaching Appalachian studies, in Appalachian Journal's Summer 2002 issue. 

In her paper, Ambler focuses on the evolution of the Col- 
lege's sociology and Appalachian Studies academic programs 
and the evolution of her own teaching in these disciplines. She 
shares changes in her approach to sociology methods (qualita- 
tive vs. quantitative data), the content of her courses, the inte- 
gration of oral history and community service, and the use of 
communitv- based research. 

Ambler wrote: "I evolved from a sociologist with teaching 
experience in higher education in Appalachia to become a soci 
ologist with more solid academic knowledge in Appalachian 
Studies. This development process has resulted in my achieving greater balance 
in sociological mediodology as well as integration between teaching, research, 
and communitv' service. Most importantly, die balance and integration have 
provided me with a greater sense of satisfaction and fulfillment." 

Along with Sandra Hayslette of Warren Wilson College, Marv-ville College 
Associate Professor of History Dr. Chad Berry contributed the introduction and 
reflection of the roundtable discussion. 139 



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During the summer of 2002, Sarah Brown McNidi 53, 

Stuart McNiell '50 and a group of alumni and friends volunteering during Kin 
Takahashi Week set about clearing the basement of Anderson Hall of files. For years 
the collection place of overflow student and college records from the College's 
vault, the Anderson basement was replaced as the warehouse of many old files by a 
larger, brighter, cleaner and climate-controlled Fayerweather Hall. 

Much information came to light - literally and figuratively - during moves from Anderson to Fayer- 
weather. KT Week volunteers helped move major collections during the summer of 2001, but because 
of time constraints, a few boxes and files had to be left behind. These waited until June 2002, when 
closer examination revealed press releases, carbon copies and hundreds of letters (V-Mail, too!) written 
to then-President Dr. Ralph W. Lloyd, Dean Frank McClelland and Alumni Secretary James Smith. 
McNiell and her volunteers sifted, separated and alphabetized the material for easier cataloging. 

Largely written by alumni sening in the armed forces, the WWII-era correspondence puts into per- 
spective the number of Maryville men and women who volunteered and the breadth of their con- 
tributions to the war effort. Salutations were usually followed by everything from "I'm now located 
at this address" to "Enclosed are my alumni dues of $2." Photos and news clippings attached to 
correspondence by rusty paperclips and staples put young faces to long-recognized names. Some 
letters conveyed good news; others conveyed bad news. But most notably, alumni wrote to their 
alma mater about their own hopes, dreams and plans for their lives and their world, after the war. 
When they arrived home. 

As college acfrninistrators sifted through the files in 2002, they were surprised by what had come 
true for alumni, and they were reminded of Tom Brokaw's book "The Greatest Generation" 
(Random House, 1998), in which he wrote of the men and women born between 1901 and 
1924: ".. .At every stage of their lives they were part of historic challenges and achievements of a 
magnitude the world had never before witnessed." 





Steakley flew historic 
mission over Tokyo 

In 1945, Virginia Knighton Halsey '40 sent 
this alumni news to the College: 

"Major and Mrs. Ralph Douglas Steakley 
'41 are living heir in St. Petersburg - staying at 
Treasure Island Beach. Douglas is stationed at 
MacDill Field, Tampa, Fla. He holds the 
D.F.C. with the oak leaf cluster for piloting the 
first B-29 over Tokyo (Tokyo Rose) since Doolit- 
tlc. He holds the Bronze Star for action during 
a strafing raid. He moved a 4,000 gallon fuel 
unit and a plane from the vicinity. He also 
holds the air medal ..." 

In all probability, the College 
already knew of Doug Steakley's 
flight over Tokyo. News of his 
piloting the photo-reconnais- 
sance plane that brought back 
photographs of Tokyo in 1944 
ran in several major papers. 
Steakley, who followed 
"J^* brothers Robert '36 and Wiley 
■■36 from Ohio to Mary\ille, distinguished 
himself on the College's athletic teams and was 
elected president of his class, but it was a War 
Department pilot training program of which 
Steakley took advantage as a college junior 
that ultimately set the course for his life. 

Earning his pilot license and soloing quickly in 
the program, Steakley impressed many of his 
instructors at the airport. Just days before final 
examinations and graduation, the 21 year-old 
got the orders to report to an Army Air Corps 
base in Texas for training. 

Once stationed at MacDill Air Base in Tampa, 
Steakley was placed in what eventually became 
the Third Photo-Reconnaissance Squadron 
responsible for mapping and charting. He was 
mapping in Africa when he received the call to 
come home for training on the B-29. 

The Nov. 1, 1944 mission over Tokyo is 
well documented. Piloting an F-13A Super- 
fortress and traveling at an altitude of 32,000 
feet, Steakley and his crew circled above 
enemy territory for 35 minutes, encountering 
flak. In an Air Force online magazine article, 
author Walter Boyne wrote: "The photo- 
graphs Steakley obtained on his 14-hour mis- 
sion were invaluable. The flight became the 
model for the hundreds of subsequent recce 
missions which would ultimately map every 
significant target in Japan." 

At the end of the war, Steakley had logged 
2,500 hours in the air and been promoted to 
the rank of major. In 1947, he was recalled to 
the newly established United States Air Force. 
A staff position at the Pentagon soon followed. 
"I was responsible for reconnaissance and intel- 
ligence with the Joint Chiefs of Staff," he said. 




July 5 

Dear Mr. Smith: 

Several weeks ago I wrote to the 
Alumni Association, asking for 
some addresses and enclosing a con- 
tribution to the "Samuel Tyudalc 
Wilson Memorial Fund. " Since 
that time I haven't heard from 
your office, and I thought my letter 
may have been lost, as sometimes 
happens out here - Also I wondered 
if you would give me some informa- 
tion on the spring bulletin; mine 
hasn't caught up with me yet. 

Hilton had a lucky break a 
month or so ago; he was discharged 
from the army on the point system 
and is now at home relaxing for a 
few weeks. I believe he intends to 
enter Harvard in the fall. It looks 
like another year at least, for those 
of us out here; and that is slightly 
optimistic, I'm afraid. These 
Japanese have apparently not been 
taught what the word "surrender" 
means. But they do some fantastic 
and unbelievable things - maybe 
they'll surprise everyone and quit 
someday - it's always a possibilit} 1 . 

Hope everything is well with you - 

Sincerely, 
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did surrender as Henry Wick '42 hoped for in 
this 1945 letter written from the USS Taney, a 
Coast Guard ship stationed near Okinawa. 
The "fantastic and unbelievable things" he 
alluded to were kamikaze missions witnessed 
from the Taney, an amphibious flagship. Wick's 
crew shot down several attacking planes. But 
within two months of writing the College, 
Wick was in Japan, assisting in the repatriation 
of Australian prisoners of war and arranging 
for the occupation of U.S. troops. He was dis- 
charged in 1946. 

Hilton Wick '41, his brother, did go on to Har- 
vard Law School, earning an L.L.B. in 1948 and 
starting the law firm Wick, Dinse and Allen in 
Burlington, Vt. He has served as chairman of 
Chittenden Trust Company, Chittenden Cor- 
poration, the Vermont Law School, Middle- 
bury College, and Champlain College. (He 
also served on the Maryville College Board of 
Directors.) A well-respected and popular resi- 
dent of Vermont, Hilton ran for governor in 
1984 and served in the state senate from 
1989-1991. The College's Alumni Citation is 
one of several awards presented him by 
numerous organizations. 

Henry followed in his brother's legal foot- 
steps. He entered the University of Penn- 
sylvania Law School in 1946, earned his 
L.L. B. in 1949 and has been practicing 
law ever since in Pittsburgh. He has also 
served on area school and library 
boards. Wick was instrumental in intro- 
ducing the College to the McCune 
Foundation of Pittsburgh, which 
recently donated funds for the restora- 
tion and ongoing maintenance of the 
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Elizabeth Pascoe Kelley '42 had 

arrived in the Philippines to serve as 

staff assistant. Kelley stayed with the 

Red Cross for two years, after which 

she earned master's degrees from 

Columbia University and New York 

University. From 1964 until 1982, she 

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Though he had no idea at 
the time this letter was written, William J. 
Sweeney III '43 had just embarked on an 
adventure in the Army Air Corps that 
would include 20 combat missions as a 
bomber pilot and time spent in Europe as 
a prisoner of war. He was discharged a 
decorated captain. 

Sweeney not only went on to Cornell 
Medical College after the war and fulfilled 
his dreams of becoming a doctor, he dis- 
tinguished himself in the fields of obstet- 
rics and gynecology. A clinical professor at 
Cornell University Medical Center and 
physician at New York Hospital from 1954 
until his death in 1997, Sweeney took part 
in the early research on in-vitro fertilization 
and was involved in one of the first law- 
suits on record in this country involving 
the procedure. 

He patented a contraceptive device and 
published more than 50 papers and book 
chapters. He also authored "A Woman's 
Doctor: A Year in the Life of an Obstetri- 
cian-Gynecologist" (Morrow, 1973). 




September 8, 1943 

Dear Dr. Lloyd: 

I am now located here in Maxwell 
Field, Alabama where it is really hot 
and where the future officers are 
made. Tlie idea I had of going to 
Medical School was shot from under 
me when the Army Air Forces 
refused to allow me to leave the 
Cadet Corps. 

However, the real reason for this 
letter is this: I'm so homesick for 
Maryville right at this time of the year 
that it is all I can do to keep from 
climbing this fence and coming up 
there to see everything and everyone 
once more. There isn't anything in the 
world like the reunions at Maryville 
when the fall term starts. I shall never 
forget the ones that I had during my 
four years at Maryville and do hope 
that as soon as this mess is over to expe- 
rience another one. 

As luck might have it, there are sev- 
eral Maryville men here at Maxwell 
right now, namely: Ross Honaker, 
William Bradford, William Ford, Fred 
Roth, David Smith, "Red" McCord 
and myself. It is like old times to see the 
boys again and talk over our good and 
bad times at Maryville. I shall never 
regret having spent the four happiest 
years of my life at Maryville College. 

Tours truly, 

William J. Sweeney 
Adjutant, A/C Group XI 



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reconnaissance mis- 
sions over the island. 
"The White House 
agreed to do a low- 
level [reconnaissance] 
flight, so my function 
at that point was to 
tell the pilots 'It's a 
go,'" he explained, adding that the photo- 
graphs brought back were "tremendous." 

Steakley was promoted to brigadier general 
in 1966, and retired from the service four 
years later. 

Today, he again calls Florida home. At 83, 
he said he's most proud of his eight years 
spent with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, which was 
an unprecedented tenure at that time. 

"[The Pentagon] is a tough place, and I 
was able to stay there a long time . . . You have 
to provide good work to be there for years. 
You have to be careful and correct, and you 
can't make mistakes." 

Kidder came to the aid 
of Japanese history, art 

J. Edward "Ted" Kidder '43 wasn't a part 

of the troops bombing or occupying Japan 

during or after World War II, 

but nearly 50 years after Hiro- 

hito's surrender, he was feted for 

contributions to Japan's history 

and art when the emperor of 

Japan presented him with the 

Order of the Sacred Treasure, 

Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon. 

The award came at the end of 
Kidder's 36 productive years as a professor 
and administrator at Mitaka's International 
Christian University (ICU), archeologist and 
author of several books on Japanese ancient 
history and art. 

"The award is sort of like a knighthood, 
but nobody calls me 'Sir,'" Kidder said with a 
laugh. "I was also presented with a lapel pin 
that has a chrysandiemum on it and whenever 
I wore it in Japan, older people seemed to 
recognize it and know what it was about." 

Kidder describes his as a kind of "rags to 
riches" story and it is, when one considers that 
he had to plead his case in front of die Japanese 
Buried Cultural Properties Commission earlier 
in his career. He was cited for illegal digging. 
(No foreigner is allowed to dig in Japan.) 

Kidder, his wife Cordelia Dellinger Kidder 
'44 and young son traveled to Japan in 1956 



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so that he could teach at ICU. At the time, his 
\itae included master's and doctoral degrees in 
art history from New York University and 

studies at Kyoto Uni- 
versity as a Fulbright 
Scholar. A veteran of 
the European Theatre 
during the war, Kid- 
der had fed his under- 
graduate art major 
and interest in archi- 
tecture widi trips to 
German, Italian and 
English cathedrals 
and historical sites 
during the U.S. occu- 
pation of Germany. Advanced degrees in art 
historv might have been obvious; less obvious 
was an interest in things buried underneath. 

"My interest in archeology goes back to 
China," Kidder said. "My parents were Pres- 
byterian missionaries in China, and that's 
where I grew up and went to school . . . My 
initial hope was that work in Japan would be a 
stepping stone to China." 

Founded in 1953, ICU was very American. 
It was bi-lingual and offered a liberal arts cur- 
riculum, which was very different to the 
Japanese. "I liked the idea very much," Kid- 
der said. "ICU was built on the basis of trying 
to bridge gaps between the U.S. and Japan." 

In 36 vears, Kidder held numerous posi- 
tions at ICU, including dean and vice presi- 
dent for academic affairs. He also directed the 
university's Archeology- Research Center for 
more than a decade. Kidder learned that the 
Japanese people were very attached to their 
ancient culture, and he found them very inter- 
ested in archeological digs. While there, he 
and his students unearthed pottery, pit 
dwellings, stone tools, figurines, jewelry and 
arrowheads. The artifacts date back as far as 
the upper Paleolithic period. 

Turning up WWII-era machine guns and 
bomb fragments during archeological digs 
throughout Tokyo, Kidder was always aware 
of the ironies. 

"There has always been a great amount of 
admiration for the United States [among the 
Japanese]," he said, adding that the U.S. 
bombing was done neatly, sparing the cities 
with ancient temples and historical sites - tem- 
ples and sites he would later visit and study. 

Todav, Kidder lives in North Carolina with 
his wife Cordelia. 

Other than defeating the Axis powers in 
WWII, Kidder considers the expanse of col- 
leges and universities the greatest achievement 
of his generation. "The G.I. Bill was so per- 
fect, so well-timed for everybody," he said. 
"Without it, I don't think I would have con- 
sidered going as far as I did." 







fit. 



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/&*. 0t*«~^ . 



Sat. night 
Dec. 11, 1943 

Dear Jimmie: — 

Pardon the USO Special Bond but I couldn't 
help but drop you a note telling you bow much I 
appreciated reading your bulletin. 

I have been out on bivouac for the last two 
weeks, and one morning we didn't work, so I spent 
it in my pup tent reading the college bulletin from 
cover to cover and I certainly got a lot of enjoy- 
ment out of reading all about my pals from 1939 
thru 1943. TIk edition is compete and 
interesting. 

. . . Don't mind telling you Vdgive 
lots to start in at Maryvillc now and 
work up in the Publicity Dept. Con- 
gratulations to you for your splendid 
opportunity. 

. . . Hope to receive some advice from 
you soon on personnel and public rela- 
tions work, preparation, experience, 
post-war, etc. Big order, huh? Also if 
you're through with Chicken 's letter and 
can still find it, I'd like to answer it. 

TIjc mail and news still comes in - a 
big help in the daily routine of army life 
I get lots of Maryvillc news in the Echo 
and people's letters. Nofurlos in sight. 









f->*-ty 






Following discharge from the military in 
1946 and a master's degree from Ohio State in 
1947, Ted Pratt '43 did come back to the College 
to work as the executive secretary of the alumni 
association, putting together the Maryville Col- 
lege Bulletin and corresponding with alumni. He 
stayed a little over one year, but left to take a 
similar position at Carroll College in Wisconsin. 



Best to you and give 

my best wishes to your family, 

Ted 



Fort Devens, Mass. 
June 17, 1945 

Dear Mi: Smith: 

We are very much disappointed 
because we have not received any 
Alumni Magazines since last 
October and wonder if they are 
still being sent to Albany or some 
other address. 

As we are here at Fort Devens 
temporarily for basic training as 
Medical Department dietitians - 
could the magazine please be 
sent to our home address - 
Win terthu r, Dcla wa re. 

Tljank you very much. 

Sincerely, 

Willa and Jessie Reed 



Pratt's interest in news and journalism eventually 
took him to Syracuse University, where he earned 
a doctorate in religious journalism. From there, 
he began a career in editorial and publications 
work that spanned more than 30 years. His pro- 
fessional life included positions as the informa- 
tion officer with the World Council of Churches, 
the executive director of the Presbyterian Survey, 
and publications specialist and editor for the 
Education Commission of the States. 

[Editor's Note: We hope he still reads the Col- 
lege's news bulletins "cover to cover. "] 



Jessie Reed Greve '43 and 
twin sister Willa Reed 
Ragozzine '43 enlisted with 
Army Medical Corps in 1945 
-the only twin dietitians in 
the Army at that time. They 
both served two years 
state-side, at Cushing Gen- 
eral Hospital in Massachu- 
setts. Later, they were sent 
to an Army hospital in 
Fort Dix, NJ. 

Greve went on to work 
for the Veterans Admin- 
istration in 1962. She 
earned a master's 
degree from the University 
of Delaware in 1969 and 
served as chief dietitian in 
several different VA. hos- 
pitals around the country. 




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Dr. Shields '34 certainly did 
have the opportunity to "just look around" the cam- 
pus after the war. Following postgraduate degrees in 
zoology and botany and positions at Emory & Henry 
and Roanoke colleges, Shields returned to Maryville 
to teach in 1962. In his 16 years teaching and chairing 
the biology department, Shields took every opportu- 
nity to get his students outside - using the campus, 
the College Woods and the Great Smoky Mountains 
to learn the lessons of science. He was instrumental in 
establishing a partnership between the College and 
the U.S. Parks Service that resulted in environmental 
educational programs at Tremont. His emphasis on 
ecology and conservation was before its time. 



Epidemiology Unit 89 

Northwestern University School of Medicine 

303 E. Chicago Ave. 

Chicago, Illinois 

Jan. 2^ 1945 

Alumni Association: 

The Inst Bulletin forwarded to me by my wife 
(Arta Grace Hope, '34) sure made me home- 
sick for Tennessee and especially The Maryville 
College Campus. Sure would like to drop in 
occasionally and just look 
around as I used to do quite 
often while working for the 
Term. Div. of Game and Fish. 

I hare been in the Navy 
for almost a year now (Jan. 
22, 1944). Tin Navy gave 
me 4 '/ months training in 
Epidemiology and I am now 
attached to a unit at the 
above address helping to con- 
trol epidemic diseases among 
Navy personnel in and 
around Chicago. 



Shields retired in 1978 and was presented the 
College's Alumni Citation in 1984. When the new 
Fayerweather Hall was erected, he was selected as a 
"Legend of Fayerweather;" a photo of him hangs on 
the wall near the building's entrance. 



Best of everything 
for the New Tear ■ 

Randolph Shields, 
Ph. M 3/e 



Willa reenlisted for another year, 
and stayed in the Reserves which 
meant service during the Korean 
War. She retired from an upper 
administration position with the 
New Jersey Department of Human 
Services and died in 1998. 

A dietitian through-and-through, 
Greve vividly remembers the food 
rations and food substitutes of the 
1940s. To this day, she avoids pep- 
permint ice cream and Royal 
Crown Cola. 

"Tom Brokaw needs to write 
another book!" she shared recently. 
"He needs to write about the dieti- 
tians and the WASPs [Women Air- 
force Service Pilots]." Today, she 
initiates and supports those causes 
that raise awareness about women's 
contributions during WWII. 



Maryville 
College 



While the 
College ' s alumni 
involvement in 
World War II has 
been well docu- 
mented, much less 
is known about alumni participa- 
tien in the Korean, Vietnam and 
Persian Gulf wars. The College 
welcomes Information from veterans 
whs served in these conflicts. 
Please send information to the 
Alumni Office, Maryville College, 
6G£ E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy. , 
Maryville, TN 37904. 



War's lasting effects 

In the fall of 1943, Second Lt. Ellis Burcaw '43 
wrote the College from Qjtantico, Va: "...The 
college has probably changed considerably 
because of the war. I look forward to the days 
when the war has ended and things have 
reverted to normalcy. I hope the liberal arts 
college can be the same again ..." 

Burcaw was right in his assumption that the 
war had greatly affected the College. Accord- 
ing to "By Faith Endowed: The Story of 
Maryville College, 1819-1994," written by 
Drs. Carolyn Blair and Arda Walker, enroll- 
ment dropped considerably. With men volun- 
teering for the service, varsity sports were put 
on hold. Females ruled the campus as the 
majority. Facilities were changed and academic 
courses were added to accommodate the 
Army Air Force Training Corps. 

Faculty members who did not leave to join the 
war effort either supported the troops in other 
ways - by teaching Red Cross courses, serving 
on rationing boards and selling war bonds. 

Service flags with blue 
and gold stars went up in 
Vorhees Chapel, remind- 
ing the campus of the 
number of alumni, fac- 
ulty and students serving 
and the number killed in action. 

Neither the College nor the 
world was the same after World 
War II. At Maryville, a "nor- 
malcy" did resume soon after the war ended, 
but it was a normalq' that included a larger 
and older student body, more liberal rules of 
conduct, and a curriculum that reflected a 
shift from English and American history and 
literature to Western World studies. The intro- 
duction of majors in business administration, 
school music and physical education attracted 
veterans looking for vocational training. 

In the 1946-1947 school year, 63 percent 
of men enrolled at Maryville were vets; many 
had wives and children and could not find 
appropriate housing in the area. In an effort 
to accommodate the G.I.s and their families, 
the College converted the basement of 
Carnegie into 16 apartments with kitchens, 
dining and laundry facilities. 

Recently, brothers Don '49 and Ken 
Kribbs '48 wrote the College, asking for 
"some recognition of the foresight and the 
commitment of those who made the decisions 
and implemented them." 

Said Don of the decision to welcome vets 
into the College's residence life: "It was one 
of the truly significant, and unsung actions 
taken by Maryville: to provide at some 
expense living space for married students, 
almost all of whom were returning G.I.s." D9 




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15 



by Karen Beaty 
Eldridge '94 

Director of News and 
Public Information 

& Katherine Frazor 

Class of 2003, 

Communications Assistant 



SERVICE 
LEARNING: 




Jeremy Baucom will walk across the Commencement stage this 

May, but when he does, he will be a little older than most of the 

young men and women of the Class of 2003. ■ John Hultquist 

jokes about being a perpetual sophomore at Maryville College. 

■ Baucom and Hultquist aren't students who have taken their time 

in earning a bachelor's degree. Far from it. They are pursuing 

degrees while serving in the United States Army - an Army that 

recently shipped them to Kabul and Kandahar, respectively. 



With "nation building" a goal of the 
Army unit's stay in Afghanistan, U.S. 
soldiers helped reestablish girls schools 
and rebuild destroyed school facilities. 




(-Baucom stands 

Jjofw.rjat was a 

ition rieatiXabul. 

:9th Civil Battalion 

worked to repair the 

transmitter building for 

Radio Afghanistan. 



BAUCOM'S STORY 
Sgt. Jeremy Baucom's enlistment in the 
United States Army Reserves had less to do 
with duty and more to do with football. 
Baucom, a 6-foot-6, 200-pound tight 
end out of East Ridge High School in 
Chattanooga, was looking for a job that 
would allow him to earn a little cash for 
ordinary expenses but not interfere with 
the Fighting Scots' afternoon football prac- 
tice. Thinking he'd found the answer in 
the Army Reserves, he joined the 489th 
Civil Affairs Battalion during his freshman 
year, January 1999. 

Baucom quit the football team the next 
fall to concentrate on his studies - a major 
in computer science/business 
and a minor in accounting. A 
year later, he saw three dozen 
soldiers from his unit head off 
to Bosnia. "When I joined, I 
did not think I had much 
chance of ever being deployed," 
Baucom explained. "Once at 
the unit, however, it was very 
apparent that the unit I had 
joined got mobilized very 
often. So my hope then became 
to hopefully complete college 
before I got mobilized." 

Baucom's wish didn't come 
true. In January 2002, his bat- 
talion was activated. His assign- 
ment: A staff position within 
battalion headquarters in Kabul. 
"I worked in the headquar- 



ters detachment, specificallv, the operations 
section," he explained. "I kept track of per- 
sonnel ... I managed all requests for infor- 
mation that were sent to our teams and 
initiated any taskings to the teams. I also 
updated a secure website for the battalion, 
which kept track of information concern- 
ing each team's area of operations." 

Baucom said the 489th Civil Affairs Bat- 
talion was mostly concerned with "nation 
building" and the rebuilding of schools, 
wells and hospitals. A secondary mission 
for the team was the distribution of 
humanitarian aid. The battalion completed 
nearly 150 projects at a cost of S6 million. 

"Destroyed" is how he described his 
first impression of the city of Kabul, but 
"appreciative" is how he described the 
Afghan people, although he pointed out 
that many Afghans throughout the country 
are unaware of Americans' presence in their 
country. "On the whole, the presence of 
U.S. soldiers has stayed small," the ser- 
geant explained. "The Afghans could easily 
become fearful of another occupation if 
they see a large U.S. force in their country." 

Baucom and a fellow soldier compiled a 
list of all the projects completed by the bat- 
talion, which was shared with Afghanistan 
President Hamid Karzai. 

"He was pleasantly shocked and indi- 
cated that this list should have a wide visi- 
bility throughout the country so everyone 
could see what the Americans were doing," 
Baucom said, adding that he, too, has a 
great respect for what the military is trying 
to accomplish in the countrv and was 
"proud to be a part of it." 

Baucom has four more years with the 
Army Reserves, but it's unlikely that the 
obligation will stop him from pursuing a 
master's degree in business - maybe inter- 
national business. 

"It was very easy for me to deal with the 
Afghans," he said. "I spent a lot of time at 



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IgpagFSp: 



Student soldiers 
both in war-torn 
Afghanistan 



Maryville College with international stu- 
dents from the Center for English Lan- 
guage Learning, I had a foreign roommate, 
and my trips to Russia gave me prior expe- 
rience in foreign countries." 

HULTQUIST'S STORY 

By his 1 7th birthday, John Hultquist was 
already a graduate of the United States' 
Army Boot Camp. By his 21st birthday, the 
Alcoa, Tenn., resident had experienced his 
"first rodeo'" in the deserts of Afghanistan. 

Hultquist, also a member of the 489th 
Civil Affairs Battalion, was called up Jan. 20, 
2002, just after completing his freshman 
year at the College. He served in Kandahar 
and was stationed, up until a rocket attack, 
inside Governor Gul Agha Shirzai's palace. 

"The palace was attacked one night 
while we were asleep," Hultquist 
explained. "From a building across the 
street and a ridiculous 100 yards away, two 
rockets were pointed at the palace. One 
rocket was fired, but it hit a piece of rail- 
ing, making the rocket go skyward, missing 
us. Alarms sounded, and we climbed to the 
roofs ready for action." 

Battle action was not what the 489th 
was looking for. In fact, Hultquist and 
other soldiers in his team were instructed 
to try to blend in with their surroundings. 
Their uniforms were blue jeans and white 
T-shirts. Along with M-16s, they also 
sported beards. "The children would rec- 
ognize us despite our best efforts to stay 
low key," he explained. "They would 
chase the truck, waving as we darted 
through traffic." 

Like Baucom, Hultquist said he was able 
to adapt pretty quickly to a foreign culture 
because of his experience with international 
students back at Maryville College. 

"I can keep a pretty open mind," he 
said, but admitted that little at home could 
have prepared him for the Third- World 

PHOTOGRAPHS SUPPLIED BY JEREMY BAUCOM AND JOHN HULTQUIST 



dynamics playing out in the Middle East- 
ern country. "Afghanistan was like nothing 
Fd ever seen in my life. We drove past the 
gates of the airfield and into the city, and it 
was like no other 'Feed the Children' ad 
you've ever seen. The homes on the out- 
skirts were made of mud brick, cargo con- 
tainer pieces, UNICEF tents - all of it. 
There were animals and people and trac- 
tors and 18 -wheelers all on the same pot- 
hole-covered road. [It is] a society of have 
and have-nots. The religious extremists, 
the corrupt NGOs, the corrupt officials, 
the terrorist cells, the struggling people - 
it's a world you can't understand until 
you've lived there." 

In more than 11 months of active duty, 
the MC sophomore said he learned a lot 
about people, diplomatic negotiation and 
political leadership. 

Hultquist is majoring in political sci- 
ence/history for teacher licensure, so the 
chances of die Afghan experience reemerg- 
ing in his Senior Thesis topic are high. After 
spending almost one year there, Hultquist 
said he thinks he might like to spend two 
semesters researching and writing about 
Afghanistan's developing regime. 

And just like his first rodeo in the mili- 
tary, Hultquist's first major academic 
endeavor is likely to deepen an already 
enormous sense of patriotism. "I really love 
this country," he shared. "And I'm not 
talking about the way people love the fries 
at Burger King or their high school foot- 
ball team. I actually believe that [the 
United States] is a country where you 
determine your own success in life, and we 
take that freedom for granted every day. 
We are the luckiest people in history 
because of this great society that was built 
for us. It was built with blood and convic- 
tion by people who believed in something 
greater dian themselves." 

"We should be grateful. I am." D9 



While stationed in Kandahar, MC sopho- 
more John Hultquist interacted with local 
children. (Below) While the 489th Civil 
Affairs Battalion was not looking for battle 
action, soldiers were armed and prepared 
to defend themselves. 




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ALUMNI N EWS 



Class of 

1952 

enjoys 

record 
reunion 



THE CLASS OF 1952 joyously set records 
for its 50th-year reunion, held during 
the College's 2002 Homecoming. We beat 
all of our old reunion records and possibly 
those of all earlier classes with at least 75 
class members recorded out of a potential 
surviving roll of 140, for 54 percent of the 
living class members. Our class' 50-year 
gift also set a new record, with $183,000 
(equaling $1,000 for each year of the Col- 
lege's existence), and with more than 87 
percent of the potential roll contributing. 
We offer these as challenges for classes 
yet to come! 

THE GATHERING 

Members of the Class of 1952 began gath- 
ering on Thursday, Oct. 1 7 at the Airport 
Hilton. We had a hospitality room reserved 
as a gathering spot for the whole weekend, 
and some members brought mementoes 
from the "old davs" and earlier reunions, 



REUNION HIGHLIGHTS 

On Friday, we had a trip to the mountains 
and a lunch picnic at Look Rock. On Friday 
night, we enjoyed a banquet at the Hilton 
with fellow classmates and President and 
Mrs. Gibson and former professors Art 
Bushing '43, David Engelhardt, Kather- 
ine Crews '43 and Louise Lloyd Palm 
'51 attending. Tom Jones did a marvelous 
job as the emcee for the event, and several 
members shared memories from 50 years 
ago. Some brought down the house! 

Our 50th Reunion Luncheon was held 
Oct. 19 in the Proffitt Dining Room. 
Again we were joined by President Gibson, 
who presented us each with a Golden Scots 
pin. Once well-stuffed, we went out to the 
steps of Pearsons Hall for our class picture, 
followed by the Homecoming Parade and 
the football game. 

The Alumni Association held a banquet 
Saturday nieht in the 




PHOTOGRAPHS SUPPLIED BY 
MEMBERS OF THE CLASS OF 1952 



including some huge enlargements of some 
pictures. To see how far some classmates 
traveled to attend the reunion, we also had 
a United States map mounted in the room 
with spaces to sign in and mark our current 
homes with numbered pushpins. 

(A certificate for greatest distance trav- 
eled went to Herbert Hoover from San 
Francisco, Calif, but other great distances 
were made by Janice Marion Stotler and 
J. T. Anderson, who came from the Los 
Angeles area; Austin Van Pelt from Den- 
ver; Bob Cuthill from Minnesota; and 
Lynn Miller Berkey and Beryl Schwarz- 
trauber from Massachusetts. Jean Pelton 
Shields even came with husband Bill on 
their 50th wedding anniversary!) 



Margaret Ware Dining Room, where each 
reunion class was recognized. One of the 
highlights for our class was the presenta- 
tion of the College's Alumni Citation to 
our own Susie Martin Shew and her late 
husband John Shew '51. Gift Committee 
Chairpersons Newell Witherspoon and 
Lynn Berkey presented a huge check for 
$183,000 to President Gibson as part of 
the report of the 50-year class. On behalf of 
our class, Jim Callaway '52 also presented 
a certificate to Janice Stotler for her valiant 
service as our "Communications Officer." 

Following the banquet, Jim and Judy 
Callaway hosted a delightful evening at 
Willard House. Tim Shew, Susie and 
John's son, entertained us with a program 



18 FOCUS I W I NT K R 2 00 3 



ALUMNI NEWS 



of songs from his Broadway career, and 
then David Reed read a selection from his 
new book, The President's Weekend. 

HOW WE ACHIEVED THE RECORD - 
THREE FACTORS 

The record attendance resulted from three 
factors that other classes might well imitate. 

The first thing that accounted for our 
super attendance tally was our strong class 
identity. In the early years after graduation, 
Janice Stotler volunteered to produce a 
class newsletter. For 20 years or so, she 
sent out a card asking for our news, typed 
it all up, mimeographed it, and mailed it to 
everyone for whom she could 
get an address. So we main- 
tained a strong sense of our 



of the offer and added themselves. (Janice's 
list now totals 82 addresses!) 

Second, planning for the reunion began 
two years in advance with the organization 
of a local reunion committee. The commit- 
tee developed a strategy to have the best 
possible reunion with the highest all-around 
participation. A key person in this effort was 
Annabelle Libby, who lived in Maryville 
and was on top of everything until her sud- 
den death in May 2002. Also on the com- 
mittee were Bill Robinson, Jim Callaway, 
Jim Kren, Margaret Shields McClure 
and Katherine Blackburn McNeil. Lynn 
Berkey also provided valuable assistance 
from her background as 
Alumni Director at Mt. 
Holyoke College. 



tories and the Internet to try to locate 
members for whom the Alumni Office had 
no current address. We were able to add 
several people that way. Ultimately, we 
reached nearly everyone on the list! And it 
took all that effort for our class gift to 
reach the 87-percent mark. 

CHALLENGE FOR FUTURE 
REUNION CLASSES 

The class of 1952 would like to see subse- 
quent classes take the challenge and start 
planning well ahead of time for great 
reunions. They don't have to wait for the 
50th one, cither. The class of 1952 has had 
substantial crowds regularly since we have 
kept in touch. We had at least 49 at our 
40th reunion in 1992 (compared to 19 




Below) At the alumni 
banquet, the Class of 
1952 presented 
President Gibson with 
a check signifying gifts 
and pledges from 
classmates totaling 
$183,000 -$1,000 for 
every year since the 
College's founding. 



1001 



identity as a class from the beginning, and 
Jim and Judy Callaway hosted us repeat- 
edly at reunions to give us extra time and 
comfort in visiting. 

In 2000, Janice began a 21st-century 
newsletter for us. She got e-mail addresses 
for as many classmates as she could and 
offered to pass along any news she got 
from a class member to everyone on her 
list. That was a wonderful gift to the class 
and the College! 

News and photos began to flow across 
the web, and old memories were revived as 
well as opportunities to get reacquainted 
and updated on one another. And her list 
grew as we shared the addresses of those 
we relocated and other classmates learned 



Third, we had a gift committee, co- 
chaired by Newell Witherspoon and Lynn 
Berkey. Newell worked on advance gifts 
and Lynn, assisted by 1 3 additional class- 
mates, helped boost participation. The 
committee was determined to reach every 
member of the class - whether they had 
been with us for all four years or only one. 
After eliminating the 31 members of the 
class who had died, we tried to reach 
everyone else. The first request was an early 
letter to those on the Alumni Office 
address list. A second letter followed for 
those who had not yet responded to the 
gift opportunity. Later we made telephone 
calls to those who had still not replied in a 
reasonable time. We also used phone direc- 



preregistered by the class of 1962 for this 
year's 40th). We had 42 faces in the class 
picture taken for our 25th reunion, held 
back in 1977. 

At this 50th-year class reunion, a number 
of members of the Class of 1952 were back 
for the first time since graduation. They 
expressed great satisfaction with the get- 
together and die status of our alma mater. 

Every class from now on could use e-mail 
or the Internet to get and keep in touch. 
And the College, as well as the class, will 
benefit from everv effort. 09 



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mkkrs OF THE Maryville College President's Circle are those alumni, parents, friends, churches, businesses, foundations or other 
■izations that generously support the College and our students with a gift of at least $1,000 annually. With the printing of the 
-2002 President's Report, we failed to appropriately recognize all of our President's Circle members. In an attempt to remedy this 
oversight, we are including the complete and correct President's Circle roll of donors below. 

We are grateful for the generous support that President's Circle members provide the College annually and apologize for any inconvenience 
caused by the print" 



BENEFACTORS - $10,000 or more 

Anonymous Four Years 

ALCOA Foundation Forty-eight Years 

Mr & Mrs Lamar Alexander Twelve Years 

Ron Appuhn & Karen Wentz Six Years 

Bechtel Jacobs Company Four Years 

Dr. Tutt S Bradford Twenty-five Years 

Mr, Howard W. Bridges One Year 

Ms- Nancy B Cain Six Years 

Dr. & Mrs. Henry A. Callaway, Jr. '50 . . Seven Years 

Mr, & Mrs Lee Congleton Four Years 

Dr. John D. & Dr. Margaret P. Cowan Sixteen Years 

Dr. & Mrs Michael D. Crowell Seven Years 

Mr. & Mrs. James M Cummings '56 . . Five Years 
DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc 

Thirteen Years 

Mrs. Doris W. Eakes Two Years 

Mr. & Mrs. William O. Faulkner '52/52 . . Three Years 
Douglas A. Gamble '68 & Nina Gregg . Five Years 
Mr. & Mrs. Dan H. Greaser '60 Twelve Years 

Mr. & Mrs. James A Haslam, II ... , Thirteen Years 

Dr. & Mrs. Ray M. Hayworth Nine Years 

Ms Mary C. Hodge Three Years 

Ms. Diane Humphreys-Barlow 70 & 

Dr. Jack Barlow Fifteen Years 

Mr. & Mrs. J. William Johnson '69 ... . Eight Years 

Joseph Construction Company Five Years 

Ms Manbel W Koella Two Years 

Mr. Frank A. Kramer '47 Thirteen Years 

Fred & Sharon Lawson Eight Years 

Mr. Carl L. Lindsay, Jr. '50 Six Years 

Dr. & Mrs. Dan M. McGill '40 . . Twenty Years 
Mr. & Mrs. William J. Mitchell Thirteen Years 

New Providence Presbyterian Church- 

Maryville, TN Thirty-four Years 

George W & Carol A. Poland '61 , '62 Seven Years 

Mr. Joseph R. Poland '51 Nine Years 

Mr. & Mrs. Richard E. Ragsdale ... Thirteen Years 

Mrs. Earl A. Storey '40 Seventeen Years 

Mr. & Mrs. Donald W. Story '67 Five Years 

Drs. William R. & Mary Kay 

Sullivan Fourteen Years 

Mr & Mrs. John C. Thornton Eight Years 

Mr. & Mrs. Steve West Seven Years 

West Chevrolet One Year 

Mr. & Mrs. E Newell Witherspoon '52/56 

Twelve Years 

Mr, & Mrs. Joseph R. Zappa, Jr. . . . Three Years 

FELLOWS -$5,000- $9,999 

Mrs. Conchita Bertran Blazer '31 . . Thirty-five Years 

Blount Memorial Hospital Fourteen Years 

Ms. Nancy Gamble Bromley '73 Eight Years 

Mr. & Mrs. Michael L Campbell Five Years 

The Center for Theology & 

the Natural Sciences One Year 

Mr. Dean E. Clark '68 One Year 

Clayton Homes, Inc One Year 

Dr. Betty Carolyn Congleton '47 . , Nineteen Years 

Mrs, Walter R. Courtenay Twenty-four Years 

Mr. & Mrs Carle M. Davis Twenty-five Years 

Denark Construction Inc Five Years 



Dollar General Corporation Two Years 

Mr. & Mrs Lamar Dunn Six Years 

Dr. & Mrs. Dorsey D. Ellis, Jr '60/60 

Fourteen Years 

First Tennessee Bank-Maryville Forty Years 

Mr & Mrs. John W Fisher Nineteen Years 

Mr. K. Scott Fletcher '89 Five Years 

Dr. & Mrs. Gerald W. Gibson Nine Years 

Mr. & Mrs Charles E Granito, Sr. Six Years 

Mrs. Ruby Miller Gnffitts '32 Three Years 

Dr. James C. Heald One Year 

Mr.JohnA. Heald One Year 

Mr. H Bruce Hensley '64 Seven Years 

Mr. & Mrs Mark S Ingram One Year 

Mrs. Robert C. Jackson '46 Eleven Years 

Robert A. & Sylvia Gilmore Jeffenes '63/63 

Eight Years 

Mr & Mrs Elton R. Jones Eight Years 

Mr. & Mrs Harold D. Lambert '50 

Twenty-seven Years 

Bob & Mary Larson '51/51 Two Years 

Dr. & Mrs Richard L Leatherwood . Sixteen Years 
Rev. & Mrs. Glover A. Leitch '36/37 . . Eleven Years 

Jim & Michael Markle '81/83 Three Years 

McCarty Holsaple McCarty, Inc Twelve Years 

Mr. & Mrs Jerome F Moon Three Years 

Dr & Mrs. Bergein F Overholt Three Years 

Helen Mahan Payne '34 & L G. Payne . Four Years 
Presbytery of East Tennessee . . Seventeen Years 

Mr. James N. Proffitt, Jr. Three Years 

Mrs. Harwell W. Proffitt Twenty-one Years 

Mr. & Mrs. Richard B. Sellars '37 . . Twelve Years 

SSC Service Solutions One Year 

Mr George A. Stout Twelve Years 

SunTrust Bank, East Tennessee Seven Years 

Dr. Glenn F. Watts '52 Sixteen Years 

Judge Margaret Kettles Weaver '52 . . Two Years 
Mrs Ruth Freeman Webb '46 Eight Years 

Elmer & Oneda Whitehead White '52 Four Years 



PATRONS • $2,500 • $4,999 

Darrell & Deborah Akins 73 Eight Years 

American Fidelity Bank Three Years 

Anderson Lumber Company Fourteen Years 

Mr. & Mrs. Frank H. Barr '42 Nine Years 

BB&T Eight Years 

Blount County Japanese School, Inc. . Two Years 

CBBC Twenty-three Years 

Bill & Donna Cobble Four Years 

Mr & Mrs Stephen L. Coleman Three Years 

Ms Carol Corbett '51 Nine Years 

Mr. & Mrs C. Michael Davis '68 Nine Years 

Joe & Sue Dawson '69/69 Eight Years 

Mr. & Mrs Buell G. Duncan, Jr Four Years 

Mr. & Mrs. James A. Haslam, III One Year 

Dr, Stephen T. Heald One Year 

Mr. & Mrs Don E Heard '61 Nineteen Years 

George L. Hunt, '40 Two Years 

Independent Presbyterian Church- 
Birmingham, AL Twenty-three Years 

Johnson & Galyon, Inc Three Years 

Kiwanis Club of Alcoa Eighteen Years 



Kiwanis Club of Maryville Eighteen Years 

Mr. Robert Eugene Law '30 Two Years 

Naomi & Robert Lynn '54/52 Seven Years 

Carl & Jean McDonald '63 Thirteen Years 

Sara & Dennis Miller '66/63 Ten Years 

Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth Moore One Year 

Daniel F. & Pamela P. Osborne 76,77 . Four Years 
Philips Consumer Electronics - Atlanta . . One Year 

Pilot Corporation Twenty Years 

Mr. A. Coleman Piper '68 Twelve Years 

Proffitt's, Inc Twenty-two Years 

Second Presbyterian Church- 
Chattanooga Fifteen Years 

Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church- 
Signal Mtn, TN Eleven Years 

Mr. & Mrs. J. Knox Singleton 70/70 ... Six Years 

Miss Doris M. Smith '42 Seventeen Years 

Dr. & Mrs. Edward D. Smith '67 Seven Years 

Mr. & Mrs. Andrew W. Spickard '45 Ten Years 

St Mary's Health System, Inc Five Years 

Mrs Margaret Brown Tait '51 Two Years 

Tennessee Republican Caucus Two Years 

Kenneth D. Tuck, M.D. '54 Four Years 

Union Planters Bank of East TN Six Years 

W. Austin & Elenor K. Van Pelt Three Years 

Vulcan Materials Co. Mid-South Division 

Fourteen Years 

Mrs. Lee Fowler Whitehouse '56 Two Years 

Dr. & Mrs. Orval S. Wintermute '50/51 

Three Years 

Mr. & Mrs. Fred J. Young, Jr. '37 

Twenty-five Years 

MEMBERS • $1,000 - $2,499 

Anonymous One Year 

Aladdin Food Management Services, Inc. 

Two Years 

Mrs. Carolyn Lime Albert '55 Four Years 

Mrs. Ruby Laster Alexander '52 One Year 

Theron & Mane Bailey Alexander '35/35 

One Year 

Mr, & Mrs. Charles E. Allen, Jr. '52/52 

Four Years 

Mr J. T Anderson '52 Two Years 

Emily J. Anderson One Year 

Mr. William R. Anderson '54 Eleven Years 

Mr. William J. Arlington 70 Four Years 

Mrs Beverly Fox Atchley '82 One Year 

Mr, & Mrs. Thomas A. Ayres Ten Years 

Judge & Mrs J N. Badgett, Jr. '40 

Twenty-one Years 

Mr. & Mrs. Boydson H. Baird '41 Nine Years 

Mr. F. Weldon Baird Two Years 

Mr. Alvin C. Baker 72 Six Years 

Robert & Kiyoko Barker '46 Five Years 

Mr. J. Michael Barrows 71 Five Years 

Marion Schneeweiss Bartlett '45 ... . Twelve Years 

Mrs. Catherine S. Beals '47 Eleven Years 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Beam, '58 Three Years 

Dr. & Mrs Marvin R. Beard '67 Seven Years 

Mr. & Mrs. Oliver J. Bell One Year 

Dr. & Mrs. W. Kenneth Bell Two Years 



BellSouth - Knoxville Fifteen Years 

Ms Carolyn Miller Berkey '52 One Year 

Mrs Edwin J. Best, Sr. '36* Twenty Years 

Mr. Lawrence H. & Dr. Lee D. Bidwell '81/84 

One Year 

Big Spring Presbyterian Church- 

Fnendsville, TN Three Years 

Frank B & Martha F Bird , , . Twenty-three Years 
Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Bishop 79/81 . . Three Years 
Mrs Kathleen Glymph Blalock '46 . . Three Years 

Mrs. Alice McCombe Block '59 One Year 

Ms. Lois Tinklenberg Bogia '56 One Year 

Dr. & Mrs. Dean A. Boldon Twelve Years 

Mr. Robert C. Borcer '36 One Year 

Mr & Mrs. W. Wilson Borden Seven Years 

Mr. & Mrs. Branin A. Boyd '52/52 One Year 

Mr. & Mrs. David R. Brahams 74/82 .... One Year 
Mrs Raymond I Brahams, Jr. '50 

Twenty-seven Years 

Mr. & Mrs Charles A. Brand '47 Seven Years 

Dr Robert L Brown '35 Six Years 

Dr & Mrs A. R Brownlie '42 Twenty-seven Years 
Dr. C. Scott & Rev. Ann Owens 

Brunger Eleven Years 

Mr & Mrs Thomas G. Bugenhagen '56/57 

One Year 

Dr. Ruth Burgos-Sasscer '53 Four Years 

The Right Rev. Charles L. Burgreen '44 

Three Years 

Dr, & Mrs Arthur S. Bushing '43/42 . , , Seven Years 
Dr. & Mrs. James M. Callaway '52 . . . Sixteen Years 
Rev. & Mrs. G. David Campbell '49/50 

Four Years 

Mrs Ciretta Carpenter Carroll '85 One Year 

Mark & Cathy Cate Four Years 

Richard & Ruthanne Chase '61 Five Years 

Anderson & Julia Clark '51 ,'51 Eleven Years 

Dr. & Mrs. Robert C. Clark '64/63 One Year 

Mr Vernon A. Clark '40 Twenty-two Years 

Mrs. Argyle King Clarke '49 Three Years 

Mr. & Mrs. Claudius Clemmer '35 Six Years 

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas B. Click One Year 

Mr. J. Malvern Clopton, '34 Four Years 

Mrs. Dona Sarver Coates '60 Two Years 

Dr Martha E. Cook '65 Six Years 

Mrs. Althea Cable Cooper '43 One Year 

Mrs. Ruth Ramsey Cooper '49 Seven Years 

Rev. Gerald H. Cooper '64 One Year 

Dr. Joseph J. Copeland Twenty-five Years 

Mr. & Mrs. James B. Cornett, '50 Four Years 

Mr. Hale Seward Coughlin, III 76 Four Years 

Dr Martha P. Craig Four Years 

Dr & Mrs. John J. Craven Thirteen Years 

Rev. Dr. & Mrs. Earle W Crawford '35. . . Five Years 
Dr & Mrs. Warren T Culver '42/45. . . Eleven Years 
Cumberland Securities Co, Inc. . . . Fourteen Years 

Dr. & Mrs. Bryant L Cureton '60 Two Years 

Peggy & Don Curlovic One Year 

The Daily Times Thirty-one Years 

Danny Davis Contractors, Inc Three Years 

Mrs. Martha Ellis DeWitt '64 Three Years 

Hardy & Sarah DeYoung 73,74 One Year 

Dr. Julie E. Dodd Two Years 



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Dr. Faye Robinson Doyle '50 One Year 

Mr. Rolfe D Duggar '54 Three Years 

Mrs. Frances W. Dulin Two Years 

Drs. John A. & Virginia B. Eaddy '62/61 

Eight Years 

Dr. E. Stephen Ellis 70 Six Years 

Mrs. Ella Swift Enfield '52 One Year 

Mr. James C. Engel '81 Two Years 

Miss Nannette Enloe '52 Seven Years 

Mrs. Jenny Jett Erwin '69 One Year 

Mr. & Mrs. James W. Espy '66 Fifteen Years 

Eusebia Presbyterian Church - 

Seymour, TN One Year 

Rev. Lewis McKmley Evans '51 One Year 

Mr, Thomas T Evans, Jr. '59 Five Years 

Ms. Christine L. Farley Two Years 

Mrs. Sarah Pledger Fechter '55 Four Years 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Fiedler Six Years 

First Presbyterian Church - 

Elizabethton, TN Nine Years 

First Presbyterian Church - 

Ft. Lauderdale, FL Ten Years 

First Presbyterian Church • 

Knoxville, TN Six Years 

Dr. & Mrs. Ted L. Flickinger Sixteen Years 

Mr. Ted. L Flickinger, Jr. Two Years 

M. Jane Hussey Fraelich '57 Seven Years 

Friends of the Great Smoky Mountains 

National Park One Year 

Mrs. M. Louise Corbett Fulgham '46 . . . One Year 

Mr, & Mrs. Samuel J. Furrow Three Years 

Mrs. Harriet Miller Fusfeld '40 One Year 

George Dehne & Associates, Inc One Year 

Ms. Diana Mirshak Gibson '52 One Year 

Mrs. Kay Henry Gill '58 Three Years 

Mr. & Mrs. Joe T. Gilliland '55.'56 Ten Years 

Mr. & Mrs. A. B. Goddard Nineteen Years 

Dr. Margaret Knox Goggin '40 Nine Years 

Mrs. Eleanore Pflanze Graham '36 One Year 

Mrs. Mary Wooldridge Gravely '49 . . . Three Years 

Mrs. Jessie Reed Greve '43 Three Years 

Mr. &. Mrs. Mark A. Hall One Year 

Mrs. Phyllis Overton Harder '42 Two Years 

A. B. & Clara Gowans Hardin '57 Four Years 

Mr. William E. Harmon '67 Three Years 

Mr. & Mrs. William T. Harra 74,74 Five Years 

Mr. David C. Harris '67 Three Years 

Mr. & Mrs. John W. Heid 70,71 One Year 

Dr. F William Henderson '43 Five Years 

Dr. Richard R, Henderson '57 Three Years 

Mr. & Mrs. Clifford H. Henry '50 

Nineteen Years 

Highland Presbyterian Church- 

Maryville, TN Twelve Years 

Mrs. Hazel R. Hobbs One Year 

Mrs. Johnsie McCurry Holden '36 One Year 

Home Federal Bank of Tennessee . . Twelve Years 

Mr. & Mrs. Richard I. Horn '56 Five Years 

Mrs. Anne Buckley Howland '55 Two Years 

Dr. & Mrs. Hugh L. Huffman Five Years 

Mr. W. Harold Hunter, '49 Three Years 

Mrs. Margaret Andrews Huntzinger '84 

Three Years 



Dr & Mrs. Arthur M Ihng '63,'64 Eight Years 

Dr. & Mrs. Homer L. Isbell, Jr. . . . Twenty-one Years 
Mr & Mrs. Ronald C. Jennings '55,'57 

Thirteen Years 

Mr. Richard K. Jensen '57 One Year 

Mrs. Virginia Cain Johnson, '44 Three Years 

Mr. & Mrs. J. Harold Jones '56 Two Years 

Miss Patricia Claire Jones '55 Six Years 

Mr & Mrs. Richard E. Jones '59,'60 . . Three Years 

Alfred & Dorothy Jones Five Years 

Mr. Thomas L. Jones '52 & Ms. Caroline 

Grandy Two Years 

Mrs. Carol Dernier Kabatt, '54 Two Years 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Kallstrom '60 Two Years 

Ms. Ruth L. Keefer '52 One Year 

Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon S. Kelley '61 One Year 

Dr. & Mrs. George C. Kent, Jr. '37/36 . . Nine Years 

Mr. & Mrs. John A. Kerr '42/44 Eleven Years 

Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence R. Ketchum '42/43 

Two Years 

Rev. & Mrs. Donald R. Killian '38/38 . . . Three Years 

Knoxville News-Sentinel Twenty-one Years 

Mr. Ronald Y. Koo '64 Eleven Years 

Mrs. Jackson C. Kramer '43 Twelve Years 

Mrs. R. Arnold Kramer '40 Twenty-one Years 

Mr. & Mrs. Wayne R. Kramer 74,74 . . Eight Years 
Kramer Rayson Leake Rodgers & 

Morgan One Year 

Mr. & Mrs. C. Richard Kuhn One Year 

Dr. Christine L. Lamm 70 One Year 

Mrs. Ruth Crawford Lamon '40 One Year 

Fred & Faye Langley Five Years 

Mr. W. Harold Laster '65 Four Years 

Lawler-Wood, Inc One Year 

Mr. Carl M. Lazenby '49 Five Years 

Dr. Virgil S. LeQuire '43 Fifteen Years 

Ms. Annabelle J. Libby '52* Three Years 

Mr. Robert K. Lockwood '43 Two Years 

Dr. Andrew W. Loven, '57 Three Years 

Dr. & Mrs. F Houston Lowry, Jr. '50 .... Ten Years 

Mrs. Lavonne Heard Lundell '48 One Year 

Mr. & Mrs. James W. Lyle Two Years 

Dr. & Mrs. C. Charlton Mabry '50/52 ... One Year 

Mr. Joseph B. Magill '41 Three Years 

Dr. & Mrs. Robert W. Mahley '63/64 . . Eight Years 
Mr. & Mrs. David W. Marston '64/67 ... Ten Years 

James G. & Janet C. Martin '51 Two Years 

Martin & Company Eight Years 

Mr & Mrs. Douglas D. Mason Three Years 

Mrs. Wilma Borter Matysek '52 One Year 

Dr. & Mrs. Peter Mazur '44 Five Years 

Mrs. David L. McArthur '35 Fourteen Years 

Mr. W. Neal McBrayer '86 One Year 

Mr. & Mrs. James E. McCall '57/59 .... Four Years 

Mr. & Mrs Gavin McCammon One Year 

McCammon-Ammons-Click, Inc. ... Twelve Years 
Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. McCroskey '82, '82 

Four Years 

Mr. Eugene E. McCurry '41* Fourteen Years 

Mrs. Nancy Braden McDaniel '60 Five Years 

Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. McFarland '56/57 

Four Years 

Mr. Quin Mclntyre, Jr. Four Years 



Mr & Mrs Mike McKenzie One Year 

Mrs Helen Thompson McMillan-Green '33 

Eight Years 

Mr. & Mrs. Grady S. McMillen Two Years 

Rev & Mrs. Paul R. McNiel '50/52 . . . Three Years 
Mr. Stuart & Dr. Sarah McNiell '50/53 . . . Five Years 
Rev. & Mrs. John C McQueen, Jr. '34/37 

Five Years 

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Merrill, Jr. Eight Years 

Dr, & Mrs. Scribner A. Messenger '68/67 

Four Years 

Mr. Joesph G. Meyer '95 One Year 

Dr. & Mrs. Snell Mills, Jr. '55/55 Six Years 

Mrs. Irma Russell Miser '43 Twelve Years 

Mr, & Mrs. James H. Montgomery, III . . . Two Years 
Stanton I. & Susan Fowell Moody '60. . . Eight Years 
Rev. Mr.* & Mrs. William H. Mooney '40 

Six Years 

Mr. & Mrs. John S. Moore '51/51 Four Years 

Mrs. Rachel Wood Moore '67 One Year 

Dr. & Mrs. Terry L. Morris '64/63 One Year 

Mr. & Mrs. William E. Morrow Five Years 

Mr. & Mrs. J. Frank Morton '51/52 One Year 

Mount Calvary Baptist Church - Maryland 

One Year 

Mr. & Mrs. Bill A. Mullican, Sr. Eight Years 

Bill & Ann Mullican 72 Eight Years 

Mr. * & Mrs. Judson B. Murphy '39/37 . . Ten Years 

Dr. & Mrs. C. Warren Neel One Year 

Mr. & Mrs. Harry M. Neff '62 Three Years 

Mr. Raymond Nelson '38 Eight Years 

Mrs. Ethel Newman '46 Eleven Years 

Mrs. Grace Greenawalt Nieto '53 ... . Three Years 

Mr. Robert H. Osborn '52 One Year 

Mr & Mrs. J Douglas Overbey Twelve Years 

Mrs Ethelyn Cathey Pankratz '56 Four Years 

Partners & Associates, Inc One Year 

Dr. Neale J. Pearson '52 One Year 

Mr. & Mrs. Samuel H. Pemberton '48/45 

Four Years 

Miss Judith M. Penny 73 Five Years 

Mrs. Archibald F Pieper '36 Twenty-six Years 

Mrs. Meredith Preston Pierce, '43 . . Eleven Years 

Plasti-Line, Inc Four Years 

Rev. & Mrs. William J. Postler, 72/72 ... One Year 

PRECAST, INC One Year 

Presbyterian Church (USA) Fifteen Years 

Presbyterian Women in the Congregation of 

Third Presbyterian Church - Pittsburgh, PA 

Fifteen Years 

Dr. Mary Jo Pribble '52 One Year 

Mrs. Bobilee Knabb Proffitt '44 . . . Eighteen Years 

Dr. Robert D. Proffitt '51 One Year 

Mr. & Mrs. William F. Proffitt '49/49 Six Years 

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Rademacher One Year 

Dr. & Mrs. Robert C. Ramger '56,70 . Seven Years 

Mr. Ronald Randon '60 Four Years 

Mr. & Mrs. Richard E. Ray '52 Sixteen Years 

Mr. & Mrs. Walter S. Reggel One Year 

Rev. Mr. Richard B. Ribble '51 One Year 

Ms. Gina Roberts One Year 

Mrs. Jean Campbell Rokes '33 Twenty Years 

Mrs. Elizabeth Crawford Roper '48 . . . Eleven Years 



Ruby Tuesday, Inc Two Years 

Mr. & Mrs. Daniel J. Ruggiero, '50/49 

Three Years 

Mrs. Kathryn K. Rumbley Twenty Years 

Ms. Patricia D'Alba Sabatelle 74 Two Years 

Mr. & Mrs. William B. Sansom One Year 

Mr. & Mrs. George R. Schember '63/65 

Four Years 

Arch & Beryl Stewart Schwarztrauber '51 '52 

Five Years 

Mr. & Mrs. Richard F. Scruggs '48/46 . . Two Years 

Mr. Larry S. Sharpe 70 One Year 

Dr. & Mrs. Lincoln Shimomura '51 ... Eleven Years 

Dr. & Mrs. Edward A. Shorten '43 One Year 

Lloyd C. Shue, '42 Seven Years 

Dr. James N, & Marianne J. Skeen '64/66 

Three Years 

Mrs. Alden Smith '39 Nine Years 

Southeastern Orthopaedics One Year 

Dr. John B. Springer '34 Five Years 

Mrs Virginia Smith Spurlock '45 One Year 

Captain John A. Strand, Jr. '54 Three Years 

Dr. Elizabeth A. Street One Year 

Jerry A. Sullivan One Year 

Ms. Corita Erwin Swanson '58 Four Years 

Drs. John & Sylvia Talmage '61 ,'62 One Year 

Dr. Roy V Talmage '38 Two Years 

Mr. James A. Taylor, III One Year 

Mr. & Mrs. Samuel K. Taylor, Jr. '39 

Thirteen Years 

Mrs. Maryjane Blizzard Thurston '49 ... . One Year 

Mr. Tim A. Topham '80 Four Years 

Mrs. Dorothy Miller Trentham '52 One Year 

United Cities Gas Company Fifteen Years 

W. Kennedy & Joy Hickman Upham '52/52 

One Year 

Mrs. Katherine Kerns Vousden '56 One Year 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert P. Walcutt Seven Years 

Mrs. Rosalind Garges Watlington '46 . Three Years 

Mrs. Marianne P. Watters Three Years 

Mr. & Mrs. William Weissenburger, Jr. '63/63 

One Year 

Mrs. Katrina Heald Welch One Year 

Ms. Kathleen Wells 70 One Year 

Ms. Elizabeth S. Welsh '59 One Year 

Dr. 8i Mrs. Thomas V. Wheeler '48 Two Years 

Mrs. Carolyn Clark White 71 One Year 

White Realty & Service Corporation 

Eleven Years 

Mr. Henry M. Wick, Jr. '42 Three Years 

Curtis St Mary-Alice Wilbanks '53 Nine Years 

Mr. & Mrs. Dan W Wiley '58/59 Ten Years 

Ned & Maria Beasley Willard '96 One Year 

Willis of Tennessee, Inc One Year 

Samuel Mack 8c Lois Graf Wilson '44/45 

Three Years 

Mr. Harold C. Winkelman '51 One year 

Dr. 8c Mrs. W Scott Wood '69, '68 ... Three Years 

Mrs. Mary Swain Wood '29 Five Years 

Mrs. William L. Wood, Sr. '40 Nineteen Years 

Woodstock Community Church- 
Woodstock, GA Four Years 

Dr. Anna M. Yoakum '54 One Year 



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EDITOR'S NOTE: 

The majority of the class 
notes shown below were 
submitted for publication 
between July and November 
2002. If you have submitted 
information in the last four 
months and do not see it 
printed here, please be 
aware that it will be printed 
in the next issue of FOCUS. 
Send your info to Class 
Notes with the reply card 
inside FOCUS or via the 
online submission form at 
www.maryvillecollege.edu, 
inside the Alumni section. 

'31 Travis Hitt's great-grandson, 
Travis Hamilton, is a freshman at 
MC, the fourth member of the 
family to attend the College. 

'33 MEMORIAM: Nora Mann 

Kefauver, on Sept. 6, 2002, in 
Madisonville, TN. She taught 
home economics in Chattanooga 
and New York City, was a home 
economist for TVA and a nutrition- 
ist with the War Food Administra- 
tion in Washington, DC. She had 
also campaigned for her brother, 
the late Tennessee Senator Estes 
Kefauver. Survivors include several 
nieces and nephews. 

34 Elizabeth Lanterman Hunt, 

at age 91 , is enjoying life in 
Raleigh, NC, still traveling, and 
active in church activities. 
MEMORIAM: Herbert V. Burns, 
on Aug. 2, 2002, in Maryville. He 
was retired from ALCOA. He was 
preceded in death by his wife, 
Lurline McFarland Burns, '36. 
Survivors include his two sons and 
their families, and a sister, Inez 
Burns, '29 James Malvern Clop- 
ton, on Sept. 21, 2002, in Decatur, 
AL. He was retired from the Metro- 
politan Life Insurance Company, 
and was manager of the Steel City 
District in Birmingham at the time of 
his retirement. He was a lifetime 
member of Kiwanis International 




LYNN E. SEXTON 
GYMNASIUM 



RALS4, 




Farragut High School for his 30 seasons (1961-1991) and 544 
wins with the Admirals. At the ceremony, U.S. Congressman 
Jimmy Duncan presented Sexton with a certificate for 
"Special Recognition of Outstanding and Invaluable Service 
to the Community." 



and active in many church and 
community organizations. Sur- 
vivors include two daughters, The 
Rev. Larry Ann Bridgman and 
Linda E. Clopton, '63. 

'35 MEMORIAM: Dorothy 

Nethery Crawford, on Aug. 24, 
2002, in Maryville. She had retired 
as a librarian at Maryville College 



and had served as church librarian 
at New Providence Presbyterian 
Church. Survivors include her chil- 
dren, Tom Crawford, '62; Louise 
Crawford Berry, '66; and David 
Crawford, '69, and their families, 
and sister, Miriam Nethery Smith, 
'41 . Col. Everett Newman Smith, 
on Nov. 9, 2002, in Louisville, KY. 
He had moved there from 



Maryville after the death of his 
wife in 1996. He had retired from 
the Army in 1968, and returned to 
Maryville where he taught science 
at Maryville Middle School. Sur- 
vivors include a son and daughter 
and their families. 

'36 MEMORIAM: Arline R. 

Fuller, on Nov 17, 2001 , of kidney 
failure. She was still actively teach- 
ing in her church in Westfield, NY, 
and enjoyed traveling. Survivors 
include her sister, Carol Fuller 
Hardy, '48. Mary Elizabeth 
Walker Thurmer, on May 15, 2002, 
in Atlanta. She was retired from 
TVA. Survivors include her hus- 
band, William Thurmer, who noti- 
fied the College of her death. 

'37 Mark L. Andrews celebrated 
his 61 st year of ordination to the 
ministry on 4/16/01 . He lives in a 
Presbyterian retirement home in 
Washington, DC. Also celebrating 
s Dorothea Stadelmann Trump, 
who recently joined an Elderhostel 
for "A Voyage Through History" 
onboard the Queen Elizabeth II on 
a transatlantic crossing from NY to 
England. 

MEMORIAM: Lee Hannah, on 
Nov. 14, 2002, in Maryville. He was 
retired from ALCOA. He was a 
member of the MC "Wall of Fame" 
and had been a member of a semi- 
professional basketball team. Sur- 
vivors include a sister, stepdaughter 
and several nieces and nephews. 
Shirley Jackson Hurst, on Oct. 14, 
2002, in Maryville. She was a 
teacher, writer and editor, having 
taught in the Maryville school sys- 
tem and done work for the Univer- 
sity of Tennessee Press. She also 
developed the church library at First 
Baptist Church in Maryville. She was 
preceded in death by her husband 
and by her sister, Dr. Elizabeth H. 
Jackson, head of the English 
Department at Maryville College for 
many years. Survivors include her 
son and daughter and their families. 

'39 MEMORIAM: Lois Sharp 

Kramer-Smith, on Sept. 12, 2002, 
in Maryville. She taught school 



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until her marriage to Dr. George A. 
Kramer, who preceded her in 
death. He was director of admis- 
sions at MC at one time. She was 
active in many church and commu- 
nity organizations in Maryville. Sur- 
vivors include her husband, Alden 
Smith; a daughter; and two sons, 
one of whom is Fred Kramer, '79. 

'40 At age 83, Alice Weghorst 

May has been "called back" to 
teach church school to children 
in grades 1-3 at her church in 
Indianapolis, IN. 
MEMORIAM: J. Frederick 
Bingman, on Oct. 20, 2002, in 
Wise, VA. He was a retired hospital 
administrator. His death was 
reported to the College by Jean 
White Byrne, '41. 

'41 MEMORIAM: Floyd Joseph 

Green, on Sept. 14, 2002, in 
Franklin, NC. He was retired from 
Aldrich Chemical Co. He is sur- 
vived by his wife of 61 years, Linda 
Robison Green, '42; daughters 
Victoria Green Cothroll, '65, and 
Diana Green Bradley, and son, F. 
Joseph Green. 

'42 In November 2001, Dorothy 
Barber Bushing was presented 
with a certificate of appreciation 
by Dr. Gerald Gibson. The certifi- 
cate recognized her efforts to make 
the College's presentation of Mes- 
siah a very special occasion and to 
encourage community participation 
and attendance John M. Guinter 
now lives in a Presbyterian retire- 
ment home in Monroe, OH, and is 
active in church youth work, read- 
ing, and studying Spanish and 
computer operation. 

43 Jean Stamp Cunningham 

notified the College of the death 
of her husband, Robert D. Cun- 
ningham, on 04/14/02. H. Owen 
Long, a former college professor 
and administrator in TN, KY, IN, 
and FL, retired in 1986. Since retir- 
ing, he has written and published 
45 volumes, including short stories, 
novels, history, economics, and 
games. During WWII, Long served 
in North Africa, Southern Europe, 
and at Anzio. Some of his works 
deal with war experiences. He is 
listed in "Who's Who in the World." 

44 Leroy Dillener continues to 
do substitute preaching in the 



Genesee Valley Presbytery. Peg 
Fisher Dillener is on the local 
church Session. The Dillener's wel- 
comed their first granddaughter, 
Adriana, this year. 
MEMORIAM: Ruth Carter Miller 
'44, on Oct. 10, 2002, in Bakers- 
field, CA, where she was active in 
the First Presbyterian Church. Sur- 
vivors include her husband, Ross S. 
Miller Rev. A. Hubert Rust '44, on 
Oct. 12, 2002, in Knoxville. He was 
Pastor Emeritus of Eastminster 
Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, 
where he had served for 18 years. 
Survivors include his wife, two sons 
and their families. 

'45 Ethel Beall Rosenfeld and 

her husband have moved to 
Chapel Hill, NC, to be near their 
two daughters. 

46 Ralph Chamblin has reported 
that his wife, Isabel Muir Chamblin, 

is in the special needs unit of a retire- 
ment home in Albuquerque, NM. 

47 Jean Batch Richardson noti- 
fied the College of the death of 
her husband in 2001. She contin- 
ues to live in Palmetto, FL, and 
recently enjoyed a visit from her 
three-year-old grandson. 
MEMORIAM: Dr. Betty Carolyn 
Congleton, on Oct. 15, 2002, in 
Greenville, NC. She was Professor 
Emeritus at East Carolina Univer- 
sity, where she taught history for 
30 years. Survivors include her sis- 
ter, Helen Louise Congleton of 
Greenville. 

48 After 48 years as a radio 
sportscaster/newsman, Ken Kribbs 
has retired. He now spends most 
of his time with his 52 citrus and 
fruit trees, called the "largest citrus 
grove in the state of Georgia." He 
also enjoys hearing from MC 
friends at kkribbs@darientel.net. 

'49 Mary Mitchell Wooldridge 
Gravely notified the College of the 
death of her husband, Bill Gravely, 
on 08/18/02, in Harrodsburg, KY. 
Other survivors include their three 
children, including Mary Mitchell 
"Sissy" Gravely Reinhardt '82, and 
seven grandchildren. Maryjane 
Blizzard Thurston visited her sis- 
ter-in-law, Harriet Barber Blizzard 
'39 at her home in Willowby Vil- 
lage, Peabody, MA, during the 
summer of 2002. 



MEMORIAM: E. Ray Lillard, on 

Oct. 5, 2002, in Maryville. He was 
retired after 33 years service in 
Blount County schools. He retired 
from Heritage High School as 
Athletic Director and then farmed 
from 1982-1996. Survivors include 
his wife, Barbara A. Lillard and 
two sisters. 

50 Lambert E. Stewart is serv- 
ing the last year of his term as 
Deacon at Venice Presbyterian 
Church in FL. He has attended 44 
Elder-hostel colleges in the East- 
ern and Southern US. 
MEMORIAM: Roger A. Cowan, 
on Aug. 27, 2002, in Palm Beach 
Gardens, FL. He had suffered mul- 
tiple heart attacks. He had served 
Presbyterian pastorates and taught 
at Tusculum College and Knoxville 
College. He later became a Unitar- 
ian Universalist minister, retiring in 
2000. Survivors include two sons. 

51 Roy Kramer was inducted 
into the Knoxville Sports Hall of 
Fame on 08/15/02. 

53 Joyce Keppel Green and 

her husband have sold their home 
and moved to Southampton 
Estates in Southampton, PA. 

'54 Helen Petts Cripe works full- 
time as a Research Editor for Inte- 
grated Technology Research Corp- 
oration in Wilmington, DE. She's 
active in Freedom Trail District, 
Del-Mar-Va Council, Boy Scouts of 
America as a merit badge coun- 
selor and as editor and publisher 
of the Troop 959 newsletter. 

55 Bob Weaver retired from the 
National Institute of Environ- 
mental Health Sciences in 07/02. 

56 Susan Cook Driver lives in 
Centennial, WY, and is teaching 
drawing at the local community 
college. She recently had a one- 
person show at a local gallery. 
Edwin Grigsby has retired as pas- 
tor of the First Presbyterian Church 
in Pikeville, KY. He and his wife are 
now living in their hometown, Haz- 
ard, KY. "Come Away to the 
Skies," a choral piece by Jim 
Laster, was recently accepted for 
publication by Concordia Publish- 
ing House and will be available for 
Easter in 2003. Laster was also 
commissioned to write a setting of 




MC saddened 
by death of 
Conchita Blazer 

Longtime Maryville College 
supporter Conchita Bertran 
Blazer '31 passed away Dec. 17 
at Blount Memorial Hospital in 
Maryville. She was 91. 

Mrs. Blazer was married to the 
late Earl Blazer '30, founder of 
Blazer Insurance 
Company and 
member of the 
MC Board of 
Directors. 
Together, they 
supported the 
College for 
many years. 

Upon moving into a retirement 
facility last year, Mrs. Blazer 
donated to the College her fur- 
nishings, silver, china and memo- 
rabilia significant to the College's 
history (from the Mrs. John 
Walker estate). In 2002, she 
made a major unsolicited gift to 
support the completion and 
outfitting of Fayerweather Hall, 
at which time the College chose 
to name the Business Office 
Suite in honor of Earl Blazer. At 
the time of her death, Mrs. 
Blazer had three gift annuities in 
place (the balance of these 
accounts comes to the College). 

While the Blazers had no natu- 
ral children, they contributed to 
the education and well-being of 
manv MC students and consid- 
ered some of their scholarship 
students members of their family. 

Her long and extensive associa- 
tion with non-profit organiza- 
tions also included the Salvation 
Armv and die Knoxville Rescue 
Ministries. 

She is survived by sisters-in-law 
Jean Blake Blazer '42 of 
Maryville and Mary Blazer Cook 
of Kansas; numerous nieces and 
nephews; and a special friend, 
Ronald Koo '64 of California. 



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Psalm 84 for the 160th anniversary 
celebration of St. James School in 
Hagerstown, MD, for 10/13/02. 
Margaret Blackburn White con- 
tinues her post-retirement career 
as manager of the Teaneck Com- 
munity Chorus, a NJ group com- 
mitted to diversity in both 
membership and repertoire. 

57 Adlai Boyd is on the board 
of, and sings baritone in, Asheville 
Choral Society and its Chamber 
Chorus. He also sings in Berkshire 
Choral Festival, teaches an adult 
class on parenting and sings in his 
wife's choir at New Hope Presby- 
terian Church in Asheville, NC 
She is pianist and director. Boyd is 
proud of his newest grandchild, 
Nathaniel Finn Boyd-Owens, born 
09/01/01. Philip H. Muirand Mar- 
garet Wilkinson Muir have retired 
as missionaries with Wycliffe Bible 
Translators and are now living on 
their farm in Michigan. After 42 
years as an analytical chemist, Ben 
Stabley has retired. He and his 
wife, Hillis McKamey Stabley '59, 
now live in and operate The Inn on 
Pumpkin Lane, a bed and break- 
fast in Gilman, VT. Many MC 
alumni have come to visit, includ- 
mg Jim Conklin Louise Ogden 
Wyman's retirement life consists 
of teaching private lessons, direct- 
ing the music at Holy Ghost 
Catholic Church in Knoxville, 



directing a children's choir, playing 
bass in two ensembles, with camp- 
ing and boating on the side. 

58 Jim Barber has been named 
pastor emeritus of Beverly Presby- 
terian Church in NJ where he served 
in the 70s. He and Barbara God- 
shalk Barber remain active in the 
congregation. Anna Allcroft 
Fuhrmann and her husband had a 
three-week visit with Anna's MC 
classmate Opal Miller Chapman, 
and her husband, who live in Van- 
couver, WA. The Fuhrmann's are 
expecting their first great-grand- 
child. Jon D. Shafer is a member of 
Springfield Chordsmen, a barber- 
shop chorus that recently competed 
at Lake Placid, ME. He is also still 
singing with a barbershop quartet, 
Down Memory Lane, in Enfield, CT. 

61 Mary Darling, a proud grad- 
uate of MC, revisited the MC cam- 
pus in 2001 . Darling's mother, an 
equally proud MC parent, fre- 
quently sends her daughter news- 
paper articles about the College's 
progress Fred G. Morrison has 
been re-elected to another term as 
President of the Board of Trustees 
of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic of 
the Presbyterian Church (USA). 
Also quite busy is Dr. T. Bryson 
Struse, who is a Director of Nuclear 
Medicine and Vascular Ultrasound 
at Tucson Heart Center in Arizona. 



62 Philip R. Collmer is planning 
to retire at the end of 2002, after 
28 years in the Air Force and 12 
years with the State of Washing- 
ton as a program administrator. 
He and his wife will be traveling 
and visiting their daughter, an 
artist living in Berlin, Germany. 
Also on the road is John A. 
Eaddy, Emeritus Professor of 
Family Medicine at UT Graduate 
School of Medicine in Knoxville. 
Although enjoying retirement, 
Eaddy notes that he missed his 
recent MC reunion because he 
was "in the New Mexico desert 
soaking up history ." Charles W. 
Feast is also now retired while 
Sandra Malone Feast '63 works 
as an administrative assistant at 
First Presbyterian Church in Mari- 
etta, GA Clyde Flanagan was 
elevated to "Life-Fellow" mem- 
bership in the American Psychi- 
atric Association in a convocation 
during the May 2002 annual meet- 
ing in Philadelphia. Reese Wills 
retired on Aug. 20, 2002, after 37 
years of service to the Presbyter- 
ian Church. He and his wife, 



Eleanor Ross Wills are now living 

in Maryville. 

64 Don Black is now Adminis- 
trator of Cortland Acres Nursing 
Home in Thomas, WV. Chris 
Carlisle recently completed his 

1 1th mission trip to Haiti, having 
taken some two dozen members 
of his church to teach, evangelize 
and donate glasses at clinic opera- 
tions. He and his wife are pleased 
to announce the wedding of their 
third daughter. Webb Spraetz 
retired July 1, 2002, after serving 
as Director of Disabilities for Jew- 
ish Family and Career Services in 
Atlanta for eleven years. 

65 Nancy White Claar and her 

husband are returning to Pennsyl- 
vania from Houston, TX. While her 
husband retires, she will continue 
to judge gymnastics and work at 
Woodward Camp. In the last two 
years she has judged in Caracas, 
Venezuela, at the Central American 
Games in Guatemala, and at the 
NCAA Women's Championships. 
Jack Spencer and Linda Hayes 



&W 







(L-R) Ray Nye '71, Darrell Stoker '68, Rick Ziegler '70, J.B. 
Randall '71 , Brian Wilson '69, Dave Ronco '69 and Dana 
Paul '71, all members of the unofficial "Maryville College 
Alumni Fly Fishing Association," met at an undisclosed loca- 
tion recently. Randall wrote to the College: "Discussions 
ranged from reminiscing about our days as model college 
students, families, careers to date and of course, fly fishing 
... Notes on physiological changes that may be experienced 
by fly fishermen were also offered for discussion. The ease 
with which the group interacted is testament to the friend- 
ships started at Maryville College that endure today." 



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Spencer '67, are living in Cambo- 
dia, where they will be for the next 
three years. He has taken a new 
job with the Centers for Disease 
Control's Global AIDS Program as 
the chief of the program for Cam- 
bodia. They had previously moved 
to Gainesville, GA, and plan to 
retire there at the close of the 
Cambodia assignment. 
MEMORIAM: Wilbur Wayne 
Ramsey, on Oct. 31, 2002, at Front 
Royal, VA. He worked for 26 years 
as a Special Agent with the Fed- 
eral Bureau of Investigation. He 
was a member of the MC Wall of 
Fame. Survivors include three 
daughters and their families. 

66 Lois Grinstead Pattern has 

established a consulting busi- 
ness/agency providing services in 
the areas of publishing and project/ 
manuscript development/place- 
ment. Previously, she spent 27 
years in university press publishing 
as an acquiring editor and univer- 
sity press director. 

67 Bill Evaul teaches math and 
social studies at North Wilkes 
High School in Traphill, NC. He 
also coaches men's varsity soccer. 

68 Jean Beaulieu is treasurer 
of the Presbyterian Church of Bar- 
net, VT. She has been working as 
State Police Dispatcher in Ver- 
mont since 1975 and is looking 
forward to retirement. Dean 
Clark and his wife are now grand- 
parents. A granddaughter, Ella 
Grace, was born Oct. 1, 2002, to 
Sarah Clark Canniff and her hus- 
band, Pete Lynn Ramsey Cole 
has taught for 19 years at Far- 
ragut High School in Knox 
County, TN. She and her husband 
enjoy spending time at their cot- 
tage in Cosby, TN, next to the 
Great Smoky Mountains National 
Park. Dan Styles and his wife 
have bought a condo in North 
Port, FL. He is manager of a Cir- 
cuit City store in Port Charlotte. 

69 Joe Dawson received the 
President's Award for 2002 from 
the Tennessee Hospital Associa- 
tion (THA). The award, which has 
been presented only seven times 
in the past 14 years, recognized 
Dawson for his strong support of 
THA advocacy efforts at state and 
federal levels. He is administrator 



of Blount Memorial Hospital in 
Maryville. Another award-winning 
alum is Penny Blackwood Fergu- 
son, who recently received the 
National Council of Teachers of 
English High School Teacher of 
Excellence Award. She was also 
one of 30 teachers in the nation 
selected for a 2002 Disney Ameri- 
can Teacher Award, selected from 
a pool of 185,000. Ferguson is 
chair of the English Department at 
Maryville High School. 



70 Tom Taylor has been elected 
to a second term as chairman of 
the Tennessee Advisory Council 
on Libraries, which provides long- 
range policy planning advice to 
the state librarian and the Secre- 
tary of State. 

71 Michael Barrows is now Vice 
President Sales with CoreProfit 
Solutions Inc. The company is 
based in West Chester, PA and 
provides costing and profitability 



services and consulting to financial 
institutions. Betsy Fisher was the 
winner of a 2001 Tennessee 
Resource Sharing Award, given by 
the Tennessee Library Association 
and sponsored by TENN-SHARE. 
She is Senior Researcher for the 
Nashville Public Library Lynda 
Luck Stansbury is Director of 
Development, Arts & Humanities 
at the University of California, 
San Diego. She is now living in La 
Jolla, CA. 



Margaret Cummings celebrates 1 00 years 



Margaret Cummings cel- 
ebrated her 100th birthday 
on March 8 with family 
members who gathered for 
a party in the Proffitt Din- 
ing Room of Pearsons Hall. 

Cummings, who began 
teaching at the College in 
1940 and retired nearly 30 
years later, was born Mar- 
garet McClure on March 
9, 1903. Today, she lives 
with her daughter and 
son-in-law Margaret 
"Peggy" Cummings 
Campbell '50 and the 
Rev. G. David Campbell 
'49 in Maryville. 

"I do a lot of reading," 
Cummings said during a 
recent interview. "I've read Jimmy Carter's 
books, and I liked them very much. I also read 
books based on the Bible." 

Recent health problems keep Cummings in a 
recliner during most of the day, but from her 
chair, she tackles the daily crossword puzzle, 
reads novels and historical non-fiction and knits 
caps to donate to the Sunset Gap Presbyterian 
Mission. She likes to watch the TV game show 
Jeopardy, enjoying the College Week tourna- 
ments, especially. 

But up until five years ago, Cummings was 
driving herself to the grocery store, friends' 
homes, New Providence Presbyterian Church 
and the College. She led women's Bible circles 
until three years ago. Last year, she enjoyed 
baking whole -wheat bread. 

She claims she now has a "good forgettery" 
but offers no proof. With fondness, she 
remembers her days in the College's Christian 
Education Deparurient, her students, her col- 




leagues and her trips to 
the Middle East. 

Always with a smile, she 
also remembers the nick- 
names that students had 
for her: "Ma Cummings." 
"St. Margaret." 

Several former students 
come by to visit her, many 
reporting that they teach 
Sunday-School classes and 
still possess the charts of 
Biblical chapters she 
assigned decades ago. 
Recently, an alumnus told 
her that he never forgot 
the key verse of Acts. 

The former professor 
said she's happy to receive 
such reports. 
"The nicest compliment I've gotten from 
students is that they learned to love the Bible 
in my courses," she said. 

As for any lessons she might have for 
longevity, Cummings might suggest a course in 
the Biology department - genetics. 

"My mother lived to be 103 years-old, and 
my father lived to be 98," she said. "I guess I 
have it naturally." 

Persons wishing to send Mrs. Cummings a 
belated birthday card are encouraged to send 
them c/o Rev. and Mrs. G. David Campbell, 
1940 Farris Road, Maryville, TN 37803. 

Jim Cummings '56, Ms. Cummings' son, 
has helped establish the John W and Margaret 
M. Cummings Scholarship Fund at Maryville 
College. Persons wishing to give a birthday 
honorarium to the fund may send it to: Libby 
Welsh, Director of Donor Records, Maryville 
College, 502 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., 
Maryville, TN 37804. 



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The Maryville College family mourns 
the passing of two former members 
of the College's Board of Directors. 



GEORGE A. "GIG" PAINTER, JR 

passed away Dec. 4 after a courageous 
battle with cancer. He was 53. A 
longtime resident of Maryville, 
Painter served on the Board from 
1989 until 1998. He was in the secu- 
rities and financial services field for 
many years, most recently employed 
as Senior Vice President and Invest- 
ment Advisor with the Private Client 
Sendees Group of Sun Trust Bank in Knoxville. 

A graduate of Tennessee Wesleyan College and a member of 
the First United Methodist Church of Maryville, Painter was an 
active member of his church and community. The Board of 
Asbury Centers Inc., the Blount County United Way, the 
Blount County Dogwood Arts Festival, the Blount Memorial 
Hospital Foundation and the Maryville Kiwanis Club are just a 
few of several organizations to which Painter offered his leader- 
ship abilities. 

Painter is survived by his mother, Mrs. Robbie Lee Painter; 
wife Kathy, son Ke\in and daughter and son-in-law Shannon 
and Andrew Johnson; brother-in-law Randy Lambert '76 and 
father- and mother-in-law Harold Lambert '50 and Jean Lam- 
bert; and many other relatives and friends. 



CLINTON MCCLURKIN MARSH, 

a member of the College's Board of 
Directors from 1976 until 1978, died 
Nov. 1 . A graduate of Knoxville College 
and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 
Marsh served the Presbyterian Church 
(USA) for 60 years, holding several 
important offices in the church. He led 
congregations in Indiana and Georgia 
and in 1973, was elected Moderator of 
die General Assembly of the United Presbyterian Church. 
Marsh was a former president of Knoxville College. 

Upon retirement, Marsh moved to Atlanta, Ga., and became 
a tireless worker for social justice. He served as Deputv Director 
of the Christian Council of Metropolitan Atlanta and founded 
what is now Georgians United Against Violence. He authored 
and contributed to several publications. 

Marsh is survived by his wife Agnes, a son, step-son and 
daughter-in-law; two grandchildren; a brother and sister; sev- 
eral nieces and nephews and other relatives. 








72 Cynthia L. Nelson is a teacher 
in the Maryville city schools. Her 
son, David Rupp, will graduate 
from West Point Academy on May 
31, 2003. Her daughter, Kristin 
Rupp Colquitt, had a son, Brenton, 
born July 14, 2002. Daughter and 
new grandson will be staying with 
Cynthia while Kristin's husband is 
deployed by the Army to Guan- 
tanamo Bay, Cuba. John F. Powell 
'72, is a librarian at Thousand 
Oaks Branch of the San Antonio 
Public Library. 

73 Dale White is professor of 
brass and bands at the College of 
St. Benedict/St. John's University. 
He recently performed with the 
Minnesota Orchestra and the Lake 
Wobegon Brass Band. He has also 
released a CD entitled "Music for 
Trumpet and Piano." Jeanette 
Weaver Whitley writes that her 
son, Nathan, recently completed his 
master's in teaching from Whitworth 
College Delores Bowen Ziegler 
has accepted a position at the Uni- 
versity of Maryland as Associate 
Professor of Voice. She also con- 
tinues with her performing career. 

74 Lois A. Cowan has started 
her own art business called 
"Cowan Cats." She paints designs 
of cats, which are then ink-jet 
printed onto canvas and applied 
to various wooden products. 
Pieces are now being sold in gift 
shops. She continues her work as a 
graphics technician for the Metro- 
politan Transportation Authority in 
Los Angeles. 

76 Maggie Miller Bales and her 

husband recently celebrated their 
24th wedding anniversary. She is a 
classroom interpreter for deaf stu- 
dents at Woodbridge Senior High 
School in Woodbridge, VA. Her 
youngest child is a high school 
senior Gwen Guba Stanley has 
earned her National Board Certifi- 
cation master's degree and has 
been named Teacher of the Year 
at Daves Creek Elementary School 
in Georgia Ray Stanley, '75, owns 
his own business. They live in 
Alpharetta, GA. Mary Apetz 
Sturge has completed her first 
year as principal of Montclaire Ele- 
mentary School in Charlotte, NC. 
Meanwhile, husband Robert 
Sturge returned from a four-month 
mobilization to Kuwait in the 



spring of 2002 and was recently 
promoted to Lieutenant Colonel 
as a Chaplain in the Air National 
Guard. Their youngest son is now 
serving as a Senate Page in Wash- 
ington, DC. 

78 Wayne Williams and his fam- 
ily live in Roswell, GA, where he 
and his wife serve on the Young 
Life committee and attend Fellow- 
ship Bible Church. After serving six 
years on active duty with the Navy, 
he finished his career in the Naval 
Reserves, retiring in 1995. Cur- 
rently he is a B-767 Captain and 
Flight Training instructor with 
Delta Air Lines. 

81 Dr. Kevin Julian and Betty 
Vars Julian, '80, write that their 
son, Daniel, is currently attending 
St. Peter's Preparatory School in 
Jersey City, NJ, where he is a fresh- 
man football player. Sandy Rabun 
Lind and her husband, Don Lind, 
'00, live in Melbourne, FL. They 
note that "life is busy with two 
teenagers." They have twins, Teri 
and Trevor, born Dec. 11, 1989. 

82 Sidney L. Bright accepted 
the position of Vice President of 
Underwriting with Vanguard Fire 
and Casualty Company in Orlando, 
FL, in 2001 . Since then, he has 
been promoted to Chief Under- 
writing Officer Robin Rimmer 
Bright '83 volunteers at their sons' 
schools and drives them to sport- 
ing practices and games. The fam- 
ily now lives in Montverde, FL. 
George Cassutto has been 
named Social Studies Department 
Chair of Harmony Intermediate 
School, a new school serving 
grades 8 and 9 in Hamilton, VA. 
Tim Fitzgerald and his family 
have moved from Los Angeles to 
Atlanta, where he is an agent with 
Northside Realty. Ivy Hinton has 
her Ph.D. and is Coordinator of 
Data Analysis and Interpretation at 
the University of Virginia School of 
Nursing in Charlottesville. Takeo 
Itoh and Judy Grahl Itoh '81 have 
been living in Japan since April 
1994. They own the largest pri- 
vate school in their city. Takeo is 
Principal/CEO of Keiai Gakuen 
Mida Yochien; Judy is Vice-Princi- 
pal/CFO. The school has an annual 
enrollment of 315-345 students. 
They would like to hear from MC 
friends at jtitoh® dance.plala.or.jp. 



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Anita Baker Lerman was on the 

MC campus for Homecoming 
2002. Her four-year-old daughter 
attends pre-school. Anita is owner 
and senior consultant of Anita 
Baker Consulting and notes that 
"business is great." She and her 
partner recently completed a 
major renovation of their home in 
Lambertville, NJ. 

83 Donna Franklin Davis has 

accepted a job as Assistant Profes- 
sor of Marketing at Texas Tech for 
Fall 2003. She is completing work 
on her Ph.D. at the University of 
Tennessee in Knoxville. Lee E. 
Lord is the Executive Director of 
Turning Point for Families, an 
agency addressing domestic vio- 
lence on the Big Island of Hawaii. 
He received his Ph. D. from Hon- 
olulu University in July 2002. He is 
also chairperson of the Western 
States Youth Services Network. 

84 Daniel L. Zerick and 
Meelora Bowers Zerick, '81, are 

settling into their new home in 
Maryville. Dan is an independent 
sales representative with Pep- 
peridge Farms. Meelora has been 
with the Tennessee Department of 
Safety for 1 8 years. 



85 Mary Jane Burnette spent 
the summer of 2002 fighting wild- 
fires in Show Low and Douglas, 
Arizona, as well as in central Ore- 
gon, for the USDA Forest Service. 
In March 2002, she enjoyed a 
reunion in Florida with Lenida 
Hawkins Vorwerk and Paula Wal- 
ton Tancredi Stephen Mark 
Street is pastor of Keenburg Free 
Will Baptist Church in Elizabethton, 
TN. He would like to hear from MC 
classmates and friends at mand- 
kstreet@chartertn.net. Dr. Melissa 
Walker was one of four scholars 
invited to speak Oct. 28-30, 2002 at 
Mississippi State University's 18th 
annual forum on Turning Points in 
History. Walker is Associate Profes- 
sor of History at Converse College. 
BIRTH: Lenida Hawkins Vorwerk, 
and her husband, Dale, a son, 
Griffin John Robert, May 16, 2002, 
their first child. 

86 Hubert E. Dixon is an Orga- 
nizational Development/ Commu- 
nity Organizing Specialist for the 
Center for Community Change in 
Washington, DC. The center works 
with a variety of low-income com- 
munity-based organizations all over 
the nation. He and his wife enjoyed 
a trip to England, Wales and France 
during the summer. They bumped 
into MC professor, Dr. Young-Bae 
Kim in the Atlanta airport on their 
way home. Mary Padget Eckwall is 
now working as an analyst with 
Investment Performance Services, 
a company in Atlanta that special- 
izes in union pension plans. 

8/ Teri Burch is currently a 
Senior Technical Analyst with Amer- 
ican Airlines/Sabre. She has bought 
a home in Arlington, TX. Cindy 
Claborn Ferrell recently won the 
2002 Sarah Ellen Benroth Teacher of 
the Year award at Roane State 
Community College. Ferrell directs 
the school's student music ensem- 
bles and teaches music appre- 
ciation and music literature courses. 

88 Charlene Thompson Rivard 

and her husband live in Tucker, 
GA. She works for NewFields as a 
Project Chemist/Scientist/GIS Ana- 
lyst. Her husband is a department 
supervisor for The Home Depot. 
MARRIAGE: Charlene Michele 
Thompson, to Stephen Joseph 
Rivard, Nov. 2, 2002. 



'89 On August 22, 2002, Laura 
Brock Lynch had a lot to cele- 
brate. The date marked her com- 
pletion of the Clinical Doctorate of 
Audiology degree as well as her 
fourth wedding anniversary. 
BIRTH: Lynn Smith Purcell, and 
her husband, David, a daughter, 
Connne Marie, July 24, 2002, their 
second child. 

90 K. C. Cross and Melissa 
Combest Cross, '91, continue to 
live in Florida, where he owns and 
operates a chain of skilled nursing 
and retirement centers. 

91 David Lee Allen Grindstaff 

announced his calling and began 
preaching the Gospel as an evan- 
gelist on Aug. 14, 2000. He and his 
wife have three children and live in 
Corryton, TN. 

BIRTH: Chris Chaback, and his 
wife, Renee, a daughter, San- 
Grace Nettles, May 29, 2002. 

92 Kelly Smelser has moved 
back to Kingsport, TN. She is a 
full-time student in the Radiology 
Program at East Tennessee State 
University in Johnson City and has 
clinical rotations at Indian Path 
Hospital in Kingsport. During MC 
Homecoming weekend, she was 
inducted into the Wall of Fame for 
her contribution to the success of 
the Women's Soccer Program. 
BIRTHS: Debra Washington 
Ballantyne, and her husband, 
Eric, a daughter, Emma Ainsley, 
Oct. 23, 2002, their first child. Tara 
Fischbach Nardi, and her hus- 
band. Jay, a son, Jacob Christo- 
pher, July 2, 2002, their second 
child Michelle Smith Zoppa, and 
her husband, Timothy, a son, 
Jedrek Glen, Aug. 5, 2002, their 
second child. 

MEMORIAM: Frank David 
Jordan, III, on Aug. 10, 2002, in 
Knoxville. He was Security and 
Properties Supervisor with 
Knoxville Utilities Board and also 
worked part-time as a Gentry Bus Co. 
driver, who helped transport the 
UT football team. Survivors include 
his wife, father and two sons. 

'93 MARRIAGE: Michelle 

Rosanne Hall, to Dr. Jonathan 
Matthew Scherch, Sept. 7, 2002. 
BIRTHS: Donald Evon and Wendy 
Ellis Evon, '96, a son, Owen Reimer, 



Sept. 13, 2002, their first child. 
Susan West Henderson, and her 

husband, Mike, a daughter, 
Rachel Brooke, Feb. 22, 2002, 
their first child. 

'94 MARRIAGE: Christine E. 

Straley, to Jeff Burns, Apr. 20, 
2002. 

'95 BIRTH: Kevyn Smith and 
Sally Harrington Smith, '96, a 

daughter, Natasya Elise, Aug. 25, 
2002. 

'96 Elizabeth Malloy Brakebill 

is choral director at Loudon High 
School in Loudon, TN. Her Select 
Ensemble performed at Carnegie 
Hall in June 2002. 

97 Kathryn McDonald Devine 

is working as an information spe- 
cialist with the U.S. Forest Service 
in Olympia, WA. Her husband has 
taken a post-doctoral position 
with the Forest Service. Kyle Duke 
has graduated Cum Laude with an 
MBA at Lipscomb University in 
Nashville, with dual concentration 
in Healthcare Management and 
Leadership Mark A. Hatfield 
completed a master's degree in 
music from the University of Ten- 
nessee in 2001 . He is currently 




Last August, Caroline 
Leggett Morgan '99 par- 
ticipated in the white coat 
ceremony held for the 
incoming class of medical 
students at the Brody 
School of Medicine at East 
Carolina University. Morgan 
and her husband are living 
in Greenville, N.C. 



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CLASS NOTES 



enrolled in the MFA program of 
Actor Created Physical Theater at 
Naropa University in Boulder, CO. 
Tiffannie Chee Hill is the Water 



Resources/Environmental Planner 
for Georgia Mountains Regional 
Development Center. Dr. Clinton 
A. Wight plans to marry Dr. 



Myers has senior thesis published 

Amanda Myers '01 recently had her senior diesis published. 
Entitled "Into die Wind: An Addict's Journey Toward Recov- 
ery," the book tells the true story of Myers' struggles with 
anorexia and bulimia, her time in recovery and the Mountain 
Challenge bike trip to Savannah, Ga., that put her journey of 
recovery in perspective. 

Mvers held a book reading and signing at the College on 
Oct. 1, and spoke to freshmen during a special forum in 
November. She has shared her story with other groups in Knox 
and Blount counties, and her book has been adopted by several 
Nashville-area Presbyterian churches for their Sunday-school 
curricula. Her story was also featured in the December issue of 
Presbyterian Voice. 

"Into the Wind is not a handbook for anorexics, but a sub- 
tle mirror in which every human soul can see itself, learn how 
and why we are so flawed by how we handle our cravings, and 
come to admit and address our favorite weaknesses," said Bard 
Young, book editor and publisher for Redline Editorial Ser- 
vices of White Bluff, Tenn. "There is no judgment here; there 
is, rather, painful honesty and hope." 

"Into the Wind" is on sale in the College's bookstore and 
online at www.mannafund.com. Copies can be purchased for 
$12 each, and proceeds from all sales go into the "Manna 
Recovery Fund" for women and girls who are suffering from 
eating disorders. To read more about Myers' struggle with an 
eating disorder, visit www.maryvillecollege.edu and search the 
News section. 




Heather L. Stevens, a pediatrician, 
on Aug. 2, 2003, in St. Petersburg, 
FL where he is a family practice 
resident. They plan to return to 
practice medicine in East 
Tennessee. 

BIRTHS: Harold J. Lynn and 
Karen Strachan Lynn, '98, a 
daughter, Anna Payton, June 18, 
2002 Eric Stone and Leslie Piety 
Stone, '98, a son, Kenneth 
"Cruz," Aug. 11, 2002. Kristie 
Johnson Toby and her husband, 
Ryan, a daughter, Jaden Alyssa, 
June 17, 2002. David Wagner and 
his wife, Amanda, a daughter, 
Mackenzie Elizabeth, July 17, 
2002, their first child. 

98 Daniel Bechman completed 
his MBA in Logistics at the Univer- 
sity of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 
May 2001 . He is now living in 
Franklin, TN, and is a Process Con- 
trol Analyst with Saturn Corpora- 
tion. Jim Lummus lives in Atlanta, 
GA, where he works as a district 
manager over seven Sylvan Learn- 
ing Centers in the metro Atlanta 
area. Darren Shulerwill graduate 
from law school in May 2003. He 
has accepted an offer to become 
an associate in the law firm of King 
& Spalding in Atlanta. 
BIRTH: Nick L. White and his wife, 
Lora, a daughter, Campbell Ruth, 
Aug. 13, 2002, their first child. 

'99 Carleton Putnam Ketcham 

graduated cum laude from the 
University of Alabama School of 
Law in May 2002, and passed the 
Alabama State Bar Exam in Sep- 
tember. He is an attorney with Ray 
Press Corporation in Birmingham. 
Sherry D. Oden is working on her 
Ph. D. at Wake Forest University. 
Her research is being funded by 
the American Heart Association. 
She had a paper published in Sep- 
tember 2002. Brooklyn Anne 
White is now Project Manager of 
Creative Services with Health- 
South, Inc. in Birmingham, AL. 
MARRIAGE: Bobby Parillo to 
Kerry Briana Jones, Aug. 3, 2002. 

00 Brooke Daniel received her 
M.Ed, from Clemson University in 
Counseling and Guidance Ser- 
vices. She is presently a Residence 
Life Coordinator for Florida State 
University. Mike Gregory has 
been promoted to the position of 
regional sales manager at the 



Knoxville headquarters of Plasti- 
Line, Inc. Meredith Ann Hansel is 
working to complete her Master's 
in Public Administration at Ten- 
nessee State University. She is 
planning to go on to American 
University or the University of 
Georgia for a doctoral program in 
the same field. She is also doing 
environmental consulting for bag- 
ging companies in TX, KY and TN. 
Anuj Suri is now living in Mem- 
phis, where he is attending med- 
ical school. 

MARRIAGES: Whitney Black to 
Jonathan Dee, June 15, 2002. 
Elyse Gottschang, to Rob Scholl, 
Aug. 17, 2002. Benjamin Hoomes, 
to Jonika Dhimo, '02, Sept. 7, 
2002. Christopher D. House- 
wright, to Elizabeth Faye Frese, 
Oct. 19, 2002. Allison Watts, to 
Bruce Mays, July 29, 2000. 

01 Leah Hutto has accepted a 
staff interpreting position with 
Communication Access Network 
in Columbia, SC She has also 
received her certification from the 
National Association of the Deaf. 
Teresa Dibble Hicks is now a 
police reporter for the Kingsport 
Times-News. She and her husband 
are living in Johnson City, TN. 
Jennifer Lea Mann is working on 

a Master of Arts degree in Anthro- 
pology at Idaho State University. 
She plans to enter a doctoral pro- 
gram next fall. Brent Watts has 
joined Pro View Systems as 
regional account manager. He 
lives in Knoxville. 
BIRTHS: Erin Taylor Huffstetler 
and her husband, Aaron, a daugh- 
ter, Emily Mane, Sept. 21, 2002. 
Emily Robbins King and her hus- 
band, Jeff, a daughter, Melissa 
Joy, Jan. 10,2002. 

02 Ryan W. Newhouse is flyfish- 
ing on the Blackfoot River in Mis- 
soula, MT, where he now lives. He 
also works full-time at a local natu- 
ral foods store. He has applied to 

a Master's program in Environ- 
mental Studies: Environmental 
Writing for the fall of 2003. Erin 
Verhofstadt is working as a physi- 
cal therapist aide at Kitsap Physi- 
cal Therapy in Bremerton, WA. 
She expects to enter graduate 
school next fall. She is also plan- 
ning her wedding! 
MARRIAGE: Rusty Bouchard, to 
Kelly Sloan, Feb. 2, 2002. ESS 



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Enrollment: 1,020 

Approximate yearly cost to attend 
(tuition, room, board, fees): $24,735 

Number of full-time faculty: 68 

Most popular majors: 
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Psychology 



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Carnegie 

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Men's Soccer 

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