A Publication for Alumni and Friends of Maryville College
VOLUME ONE-HUNDRED TWO, NUMBER THREE
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MESSAGE FROM T H E PRESIDENT
from the Maryville College Campus
When this Summer 2002 issue of FOCUS arrives at the homes and
offices of readers, Maryville College will just have sent out into the
world another 170 or so graduates.
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has held 172 commencement
ceremonies during its 183-year
history. At each, whatever the era,
commencements have served to
transform Maryville seniors into
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merely symbolic of the real trans-
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College on providing whole-person
education. Our faculty and staff
have fashioned a program of study
and a set of student activities
designed to develop the intellectual,
the physical, and the spiritual person.
At the heart of the program of study is The Maryville Curriculum,
which the college catalog describes as "a program of general educa-
tion... based on the conviction that liberal learning is the best
preparation for a satisfving and successful lite." This curriculum has
specific educational goals set by the faculty as they seek to assure in
Maryville's graduates the scope of knowledge, the array of skills, and rhe
qualities of character that equip them for citizenship, leadership and
service. Students start with Freshman Seminar, and The Maryville
Curriculum is part of their lives in every year of college. As the catalog
puts it, they encounter "a curricular structure with integrated freshman
and senior experiences that provide coherence along with solid
beginnings and a clear culmination to the liberal arts experience."
The culmination comes in that last, senior year, the part of the
only from 1996,
who has graduated
here since 1947
still has vivid
memories ot the
Senior Thesis (or
as it was called tor
some time), a
tradition retained bv our newest curriculum, and a great tie-it-together
assignment. On pages 6 and 7 of this issue, you can read about theses
topics chosen by a few of this year's seniors. Seniors also get to
demonstrate their overall mastery in the major with another retained
tradition of even longer duration, Comprehensive Exams, which have
been challenging seniors since 1937.
There are also two requirements for seniors that are known as
"capstone courses." One of these, Senior Seminar, you can learn more
about from examples on pages 2-4, and on page 5, where Dr. Lori
Schmied supplies insight into faculty aims for this course which is
intended "to integrate across at least two of the three modes of inquiry:
scientific, artistic, humanistic." The other, a course entitled
"Philosophical and Theological Foundations of Ethical Thought."
Ethics 490 — as it is more commonly called — is a January Term offering.
The course is interdisciplinary, and calls on the senior to "reflect on
general education, major courses of study and chosen vocation" as he or
she "considers the ethical dimension of the human experience." So there
is considerable opportunity — and quite a lot of encouragement — for
seniors to tie together the extensive array of experiences they have
accumulated over their rime at Maryville. We believe that integration is
The 2002 seniors have now taken on their alumni label. They are
looking toward graduate studies, professional school, vocation and
parenting. We trust that this issue of FOCUS will suggest what
has happened to them here at Maryville College to ready
them for all that
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Curriculum is part of their lives in every year of college. As
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A Publication for Alumni and Friends of Maryville College
Maryville College FOCUS magazine 2002 (issn 312)
Published three times a year
502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway
Maryville, TN 37804-5907
subscription price - none
Judy M. Penry '73
James Campbell '53
Carol Callaway-Lane '92
Tim Topham '80
CLASS OF 2002
Marcia Williams Kling '56
ebeccah Kinnamon Neff '6
David G. Russell '72
William F. Lukens, Jr. '91
CLASS OF 2003
Beverly Atchely '76
Sharon Bailey '69
Carol Callaway-Lane '92
Danny Osborne '76
James Skeen '64
CLASS OF 2004
Rick Carl '77
Christopher Lilley '87
Sylvia Talmage '62
John Tanner '93
John Trotter '95
Tying It All Together in Senior Seminar 480 Page 2
These "capstone courses" have the power to change seniors'
lives just months before they graduate.
Senior Thesis ... The End Of The Journey Page 6
For three members of the Class of 2002, senior thesis memories
will involve a wider community of people who may be affected
by undergraduate research.
Talkin' Trash Page 8
Research, study and observation lead six students to help a local company
become more socially responsible by improving its recycling efforts.
llflC's Cool Heating System Page 8
One alumna uncovers the innovative heating system operated at Maryville
College. What once was considered an experiment is now an environmentally
friendly, money-saving plan.
Going On To Greatness...
The MC Window of Opportunity Plan Page 1 2
We have a plan! Read all about the strategic plan that will take Maryville
College on to greatness through the year 2007.
Focus on Faculty Page 16
Thanks to a Fulbright Senior Specialists grant, Dr. Terry Simpson spent two
weeks in Saudi Arabia working with the curriculum development team at the
country's Ministry of Education. Find out who learned the most.
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Integrating Educational Experiences..
Alumni Profile: Jack Proffitt '41
ABOUT THE COVER
The four panels of a gift represent the
four years of a Maryville College
education. From Mountain Challenge
experiences to classroom learning, the
College's curriculum helps students "tie
together" the elements of whole-person
education before Graduation Day.
Dr. Gerald W. Gibson
Mark E. Cafe, Vice President for College Advoncement
Karen Beaty Eldridge '94, Director of Public Relations
Libby Welsh '59, Director of Donor Records
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Tying It All Together
In Senior Seminar 480
The College catalog describes Senior Seminar 480 this way: "A capstone course that provides the
student with the skills and opportunity to integrate across at least two of the three modes of inquiry:
scientific, artistic, humanistic. The approach is thematic and draws on global perspectives. "
When faculty members developed the current curriculum, they wanted to offer courses that would
encourage students to tie together many of the experiences they had had throughout four years of
study at Maryville. Today, Senior Seminar courses offer seniors such an opportunity - and a lot more.
Senior Seminar 480 asks students to examine their own lives, their own world and their own
expectations -just months (or days) before they walk across the Commencement stage.
Photo captions: Page 3: Cemetery (L-R) Dr. Brian Pennington, David Hopewell Jr., Erin Verhofstadt;
Music Hall (L-R) Katie Pilgrim. Dr. Bill Swann, josh King; Page 4: Dr. Chad Berry;
Student group (Front row) David Ruble, Matt Ennen, Adrienne Clark; (top row) Kelli Silva, Paul Wieck
Out of mortality, vitality
That's the reaction Erin Verhofstadt
frequently received from friends and family
when she told them she was enrolled in the
Senior Seminar course "Meditations on
And admittedly, parts of it
were - a field trip to a local
mortuary, classes in the college
cemetery discussions on the
biological process of dying.
But more than anything, when
Verhofstadt looks back on the class she took dur-
ing the fall of 2001, she says it was enlightening.
"Unless people ask you these types of
questions, you really don't think about your
own death," said the senior biology major.
"Talking about dying makes you think about
living. The class was so enlightening."
Dr. Brian Pennington, assistant professor
of religion, teaches "Meditations on Death."
Having taught the course twice, he knows that
Verhofstadt is not alone in
her final analysis.
"The common reaction
is that students recognize
their own mortality,"
The course blends
psychology, religion, medical science and at
times, world cultures. Pennington begins the
course with discussions surrounding "How We
Die," a book by Dr. Sherwin B. Nuland that
offers a very descriptive, but very compassion-
ate, view of the medical and
emotional transformations that terminally ill
people go through.
"It's the most popular book in the class,"
Pennington said. "Students seem to like it
because they learn a great deal about diseases
people they know have died from."
Pennington asks about those people and
those losses. Students' first journal assignment
is to describe one personal experience of death
that they have had.
"It's unique among my classroom
experiences because [the topic] is deeply
personal, but we also explore some basic
questions about the most profound of all
human mysteries," the professor said, adding
that he warns students at the beginning of the
semester that even if they don't cry during
class, they should expect to see others cry.
The course explores funerals and funerary
ritual, and compares how Americans treat
death as opposed to how other cultures treat it.
Pennington asks students to describe, in their
journals, what they would like their own funerals
to look like. He also asks what students believe
will happen to them after they die.
Embalming is explained, as well as
cremation and the grieving process. Students
spend almost 1 classes discussing the lectures
of American philosopher and psychologist
William James and his 1902 work "The
Varieties of Religious Experience."
From these discussions, Pennington said
he encourages students to think about which
religious type represents them: An optimistic
person who is at peace with the world, or a
pessimistic person who constantly struggles
against the unpleasant realities of human
"The course in general encourages self-
examination," the professor said. "Seniors are
going through a transformation. They're at a
moment in time when they're about to make
some major decisions that will affect their
"They make the comparison all the time
- death and graduation," he said.
Classes in the college cemetery are
framing exercises, Pennington explained.
"On the last day of class, we go to the
college cemetery, and students sit and talk
about their experiences in class. I ask them
what they hope to do with the conversations
we've had," Pennington said. "What I
frequently hear from students is that for the
next 50 to 70 years, they have to make sure
that theit lives matter."
Facing the music
Students enrolled in Dr. Bill Swann's
Senior Seminar course may experience deja vu
when their professor asks them to "step outside
of their comfort
during the fall 2001 semester. His assignment
was to write a report that answered who, what,
when, where and why questions.
"It was really eclectic," King said of punk
rock. "I saw other kinds of music in it."
Experiencing and dissecting music that is
outside of students' comfort zones is only one
assignment in the course. Other assignments
include listening to musical recordings, reading
books about the psychology and sociology of
music and making presentations to the students
in the class.
The course description for "Music and
Culture" explains the goals of the course this
way: "A culture defines its music, and the
music defines the culture. In this course,
students will explore cultural perspectives
regarding music of the whole earth."
In preparing to teach the course, Swann
knew that his students would have, from the
general education curriculum, a good founda-
tion in world cultures and the fine arts. But he
knew he faced challenges when it came to
opening up the eyes - and ears - of 21- and
22-year-old Americans. One of the bigger
challenges is the limited variety of music to
which they are exposed.
Music and Culture:
A Finely Woven Canvas
■ — —. — — . . .
zone." For MC
zones are discussed
and defined during
the freshman year
and usually during
Challenge outing of
rappelling, rock climbing or spelunking.
Swann, a music insrructor who teaches
"Music and Culture: A Finely Woven Canvas
requires students to step outside of their
comfort zone by attending a concert, festival
or club that offers music they normally
wouldn't listen to.
"I want to expose students to lots of dif-
ferent kinds of music," Swann said.
"And not just to listen to it, but
to understand it and to ask,
'What's happening here?' If they
do these things, they have a better
chance of connecting to the culture."
Senior Josh King, a theatre
studies/ English double major
who has a special appreciation for
jazz, took on punk rock while he
was enrolled in Swann's course
Another challenge is
Americans' desensitization to
"We struggle to hear music
the way native cultures do,"
he continued. "Native cultures
are not bombarded with
music, so when it's made, this
music is a bigger deal to them [than it is for
Swann had a diverse representation of
majors in his fall 2001 class. Since many had
no musical training, he spent time talking
about musicians' emotional and spiritual
investments in their compositions and
performances. Swann said a group of students
researched the history or Muzak or "elevator
music" and were surprised to learn how
seriously these musicians take their art and
how purposeful the music is intended to be.
Listening to and discussing African pop
music, Native American music and classical
Indian music, students begin to think about
how the music makes them feel, Swann said.
And armed with that philosophy and
those skills, Swann said, students are better
able to evaluate the musical genres thev claim
as their "favorite."
"By the end of the course, students begin
to see how much of 'their' music is a commod-
ity," he said. "That doesn't take away from its
artistic merit, but it still has to be packaged
"I want students to look beyond what
they're being sold and try to find those things
that they actually connect with," he continued,
adding that he hopes graduates apply that
litmus test to everything they encounter.
"[Music and Culture] is the sort of
course I wish we offered yearly," he said. "I
think these discussions are extremely valuable."
Challenging Graduates To
Challenge The World
It was music that drew Leigh Williams to
enroll in a Senior Seminar course entitled
"The mole World is Watching: The 1960s,
Youth and Civic Engagement." Williams is a
fan of Janis Joplin, the Beatles and the Rolling
After almost completing the course and
facing graduation, Williams isn't so much
interested in 60s music. Instead, she's focused
on how she is going to make a difference in
"In this class, I realized how self-involved
I was becoming," she said. "Before, I thought I
would go to law school, open up an office
downtown, make money,
pay off my loans. ... I was
looking out for No. 1."
Law school isn't out
of the picture for
Williams, but it will have
to come aftet a master's
degree in social work and a
stint in the Peace Corps.
She feels a strong calling to
advocate for people's rights, but in order to
fight for those rights, she believes she needs to
understand the people and their struggles.
Williams has MC and Dr. Chad Berry to
thank for the wake-up call. Berry, associate
professor of history, developed the Senior
Seminar course that has, at its heart, a
convincing argument that the young people of
the world can rally, successfully, for change.
"The 1960s were a time of great
optimism - an optimism I don't think this
country has seen since," Berry said. "We
tackled issues of poverty, inequality and
injustice and believed that we could solve
"There is such cynicism today that people
of the 60s and their optimism are ridiculed,"
he continued. "That's why I wanted to teach
this course. I want to fight this cynicism and
light a fire under students. They have all of
this theoretical knowledge; after graduation is
a good time for them to put it into practice."
Berry said he doesn't set out to glamorize
the 1960s or give students a political agenda in
"The Whole World is Watching." Instead,
he strives to show ways the decade was a
model for civic engagement and ways it was
"The Sixties" by Terry
Anderson is required read-
ing, in addition to John
Lewis' memoir and Tobias
Wolff's "In Pharaoh's
Army: Memories of the
Lost War." Berry ends the
course with class discus-
sions of "Scars of Sweet
Paradise," a biography of
Janis Joplin and an exploration of the counter-
culture that emerged.
Anderson's "The Sixties" is an important
text, Bern' said, because few college students
today know very much about the issues or
major players of the decade. What they do
know about, he learned on the first day of
class, is generational guilt.
"This generation is very conscious of
being compared to other generations. They are
frequently asked, 'What are you all doing with
your lives?,'" he explained. "My students said
they could never be like the generation that
protested and fought for change."
They're able to live with that attitude, he
said, because many students believe the protests
and struggles of the 1960s solved all the problems.
"In this course, they quickly learn that
there are lots of societal problems remaining,"
he said. "The youth of the 60s only started the
To show his students close-to-home,
real-life models ot people challenging the
status quo, Berry invited two alumni, Doug
Gamble '68 and June Rostan '69, to class in
February to talk about how they and other
students fought for change at MC during the
1960s. Gamble led the charge against the in
loco parentis status of college policies; Rostan
was influenced by Chaplain E. Fay Campbell,
who challenged her to commit her life to
service, which she did.
More than 30 years later, Leigh Williams
and several of her inspired classmates are
following in Rostan's footsteps.
"One of the sayings in the 60s was
'Think globally, act locally,'" Williams said.
"This means change starts in the community.
A few people can bring about change. It
doesn't take thousands to have a movement."
FOCUS Summer ;
Integrating Educational Experiences
By Dr. Lori Schmied, professor of psychology
I was a member of the General Education
Task Force that developed the current
curriculum. Under the leadership of then Vice
President and Dean Dr. Dean Boldon and
guidance of the faculty, my colleagues and I
worked for two years creating the current
structure. The Senior Seminar was a new
concept for the general education program.
The previous general education program
was considered to be too front-loaded, as it
was possible to have completed all the general
education requirements by the junior year. The
Task Force wanted to have a structure that was
more balanced, and faculty particularly liked
the idea of a capstone seminat in addition to
the senior Ethics course.
The designation as a senior course
ensured that all students would have completed
the majority of their general education require-
ments, so we could assume a common core of
knowledge. I supported the inclusion because I
believe it is important for students to have
integrative experiences in their education. We
expect that to happen in their major, such as
with the Senior Thesis experience, but we had
not deliberately addressed it in the general
education curriculum. Integration is a higher-
order intellectual skill that cannot be addressed
without an adequate knowledge base and
developmental attainment. We wanted to allow
students the opportunity to put their general
education, as well as their major, to work in
the analysis of an interdisciplinary topic.
Currently, I am teaching a Senior
Seminar course entitled "Cross-Cultural
Healing and Alternative Medicine." I immedi-
ately thought of this topic when I was on the
Gen Ed Task Force. My doctorate is in an area
of psychology now called Health Psychology. I
have long had intetests in the mind-body
connection and in my research have explored
the relationship between psychology and phys-
iology. Since the Senior Seminar is supposed to
be interdisciplinary, this seemed an ideal topic.
Another requirement is that the seminar
has to have a global dimension. This is where
the emphasis on cross-cultural healing comes
in. Using the knowledge gained from other
general education courses such as Western
Civilization, World Cultures and the Natural
Science sequence, students can contrast other
with those in our
own culture, as well
as critically examine
I also thought
the topic of alterna-
tive medicine and
healing is very
high in intrinsic
interest. This is an
area of health care
that is booming, and
most students have
had some exposure
medicine prior to the
course. It is a topic
that is televant to everyone because we all need
to be able to make intelligent and critical
choices about health care.
As I write this, the class is at the mid-term
point and in ttansition from the cross-cultural
healing focus to issues in alternative medicine.
The students have just finished an integtative
analysis of a theory about cross-cultural healing
and a case study from our texts. We've started
a text and discussion on midwifery because it
is an excellent example of a health strategy that
was once mainstream and normative in this
country, was marginalized by the professional
medical community and now is considered
"alternative." We'll have a guest speaker,
Julia Cain Phillippi '96, who is a practicing
certified nurse midwife. Future guests will talk
about alternative therapies at a local clinic and
the integration of alternative medicine at a
In our local community, we have every-
thing from acupuncture to yoga to sound therapy.
With the different therapies, I've had to ascertain
the underlying philosophy, cultural context (if
any), methodology, physiological explanations
(if any), credibility and efficacy of treatment. I
do not consider myself an expert in the topics
of alternative medicine and cross-cultural healing,
although I might be considered a "master learner."
To lead this course, I have
had to do extensive reading,
both on theory and practice,
and in the process, really
stretch myself, academically.
One of the special
things about the Senior
Seminar experience is that
the class is comprised of
many different majors and
because they are all seniors,
they have acquired a certain
depth of knowledge in their
own fields now. Everyday,
I get viewpoints from all
different perspectives. This
makes for an incredibly rich
and diverse learning
Just yesterday, one of my students came
up to me after class to show me what she had
just been reading in her Economic History
text. It was an analysis that directly pertained
to our class discussion about the legitimization
of modern medicine, and it set the historical
and economic context. She was amazed
because offhand, one wouldn't think there
would be any connection between the two
For obvious reasons, students who are
preparing for a career in medicine are interested
in my Senior Seminar course. Last year, one
student told me that several of the issues we
discussed in class actually came up in her
interviews for medical school and she was able
to have a much more articulate and thoughtful
response than if she had not taken the course.
I see a connection between alternative
medicine and the educational experience we
offer our students. In alternative medicine,
there is a longing for a more holistic approach,
a philosophy that emphasizes treatment of the
whole person, not just a body part. With its
emphasis on whole-person education, the same
is true of the liberal arts.
FOCUS Summei 2002
By Holly Craft '02, Public Relations Intern
Senior Thesis 351-352.
The words alone can bring tears to
The images Senior Thesis conjures up are
numerous: Struggling to choose a topic.
Working one-on-one with a faculty advisor.
Coordinating two semesters of research,
writing, rewriting and deadlines. Graduating -
or not graduating - because of its requirement
in the general education curriculum.
For three members of the Class of 2002,
Senior Thesis memories will involve more than
themselves and faculty members at MC. They
will involve a wider community of people who
may be affected by undergraduate research.
Shannon Whitvvorth is majoring in child
development and learning for teacher licensure.
Her thesis, "Effects of Service Learning on
Altruism and Undesirable Behavior in
Children's Home Children" suggests a unique
way to teach children and contains research
related to teaching skills that may positively
affect children's behavior.
As a freshman from McMinnville, Tenn.,
Whitworth first overcame a fear of flying and
boarded a plane for Texas, where she spent
three weeks at Cumberland Presbyterian
Children's Home in Denton. The daughter of
Fulfilling a student teaching requirement for
graduation, Shannon Whitworth
instructs sixth-graders at William
Blount Middle School.
a Cumberland Presbyterian minister,
Whitworth heard of the home through her
father. She knew it was a home for
children whose families were going
As a Bonner Scholar, she used
the experience to fulfill a service-
learning requirement the summer
of her freshman year. She also
observed the behavior of children
ages 4 to 18.
"I got the idea for my thesis
aftet I visited the home after my
freshman year," she explained. "The
first time I went there, I noticed negativity in
Two summers later, she went back to the
home to research how service-learning may
"The time in Denton was the most
powerful experience I had," the senior said.
"Evervthins; came together in that research."
Whitworth adapted Howard Muscott's
curriculum into her thesis. Muscott, an education
professor at Rivier College in New Hampshire,
created "So Prepared," a service-learning
curriculum that focuses on emotionally and
mentally disturbed children. By first teaching
social skills, the children can then take those
skills into a service environment.
Whitworth's thesis supports the effectiveness
of service-learning as a catalyst for altruism.
At the children's home, Whitwotth
taught two different topics: social responsi-
bility and environmental
issues, adding that
her MC general
helped her discuss these
'^l'^*^ - ^B' topics without much
added research. One of her Freshman Seminar
courses, Perspectives on the Environment, as well
as a biology class on the
Southern Appalachians benefited
her thesis work, she said.
Her thesis deals with
mote than teaching.
"I wanted to blend my
teaching background, which
deals with the curriculum, and
my psychology background,
which deals with altruism," she
said. "Senior Thesis is a
ttemendous amount of work,
but if you take it and get creative with it, it
can be useful."
Dt. Ariane Schratter, assistant professor of
psychology, found it useful. Using Whitworth's
research, Schratter will incorporate service-
learning inro Psychology 334: Culturally
Diverse and Exceptional Children. A program is
also being developed so that children enrolled
in Blount County schools will also benefit
from the research.
Whitworth's after-graduating plans include
moving to Alabama to teach. She said she
believes she is bettet-ptepared to lead a class full
of students, thanks to her senior thesis project.
"I gained a lot of teaching ability and
S service skills
^tUtL. while work-
ing on my
Jacob, I also
trained a good reference."
Like Whitworth, Mark Brininstool was
away from Maryville College when the Senior
Thesis lightning bolt struck.
"The trip to South Africa was of personal
interest," said the economics major from
Chattanooga, Tenn. "I tried to develop a thesis
so I could apply it to South Africa. I wanted
to apply research to another
The thesis Brininstool will
give to Senior Thesis Editor Pam
Bunde 79 at the end of the
semester is entitled "The Harris-
Todaro Model of Migration."
This model of migration
suggests that people from rural
areas are led to urban centers
because of an expectation of
higher wages. Brininstool said
this type of migration can be seen around the
world and is not restricted to South Africa.
"It can be related to anywhere there are
people migrating from poor areas to areas with
expected higher wages," he said.
In an attempt to determine what affects
migration the most, he examined three factors:
education levels, income levels and the number
of times a person visited home. By determining
what factors are most influential in a particular
place, programs can
be developed to bring
jobs into poorer areas
so that people do not
have to move.
In addition to
identifying those who
could help him find and
verify data, Brininstool said his
general education class in Statistics
120 was of immeasurable help.
"[Understanding] statistics is a
good basic skill because in most
research-type settings, it is important
to look at data and be able to arrange
it in a way to prove or disprove
theories," he said.
Brininstool's research suggests that having
more businesses in urban areas creates social
problems. More people migrate toward those
businesses but fewer people get jobs, creating
"We don't want people to
have to move," he said.
Brininstool hopes to go on
to graduate school following
graduation. He said he believes
his Senior Thesis project has been
a good preparation for master's
level classes and a good ending
for an undergraduate career.
1 "I learned a lot about
research. I probably learned
more from mistakes than I
learned from the things I was doing correctly,"
he said. "Thesis is a good preparation for
graduate school. It helps to know what you are
It was a bout with chronic bronchitis -
not depression - that introduced Dani Thomas
to St. John's Wort.
"I have chronic bronchitis, and my dad
tells me to drink tea," explained the senior
chemistry major. "I found that the tea contained
hypericum, which is a major compound in St.
From that revelation, Thomas decided to
study the anti retro viral properties of
hypericum and bring awareness to the
many clinical uses of it and the
medicinal herb, St. John's
Her thesis is entitled "The Chemistry of
St. John's Wort: An Herbal Treatment for
Unregulated and sold mainly as a nutri-
tional supplement in the United States, St.
John's Wort is used extensively for depression
in other countries. (In Germany, it is prescribed
20 times more than Prozac.)
Thomas, who hails from Sarasota, Fla.,
said she believes that the combination of
general education courses and science courses
helped her throughout her thesis work.
"They completely gave me the tools to
understand the implications of my thesis," she
said, adding that her research findings indicate
that more stringent regulations from the Food
and Drug Administration are needed to monitor
the medicinal herb.
Thomas plans to enroll in medical school
after graduation. She hopes to enter a program
that focuses on patient-centered medicine and
considers both traditional and non-traditional
approaches to treatment.
"[My Senior Thesis] has given me some-
thing to talk about, articulately, in medical
school interviews," she said. "It's given me the
opportunity to explore something interesting
on my own with appropriate guidance."
Whether their theses will aid FDA reg-
ulators, the improvement of children's
behavior or the prevention of unneces-
sary migration, these seniors will grad-
uate knowing that, armed with the
truths of research and rhe power of
the pen (or word processor), they
can make the world a better
Eat, drink and be socially
Three students from MC and
three students from Graafschap
College in the Netherlands worked
to prove that it could be done at
the Ruby Tuesday Lodge in the
They weren't working in con-
junction with MADD, nor were
they espousing the importance of
designated drivers. The "socially
responsible" challenge had nothing
to do with alcohol - but everything
to do with recycling.
"It's important [to Ruby
Tuesday management] that the
lodge be socially responsible,"
explained Pieter Olthof, a market-
ing and communication major at Graffschap
College. "They want to recycle."
From Februarv through April, Ruby
In a presentation at the Ruby Tuesday Lodge this spring, Maryville College
students and Graafschap College students (l-r) Jessica Lambert, Jeroen de Vries
Valerie Brown, Hannie Eggink, Chris Brillante and Pieter Olthof
suggested ways the lodge could increase tecycling.
Tuesday Lodge Manager James Prine invited
the six students to work in the lodge's ground
maintenance, kitchen, housekeeping and serv-
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ing services. In addition to work,
students participating in this project
also observed how much garbage
the lodge generated and how much
material the lodge staff recycled.
(Since 1997, Ruby Tuesday Inc.
has leased the residence and property
formerly known to the Maryville
College family as Morningside.
After extensive renovations and
constructing anothet addition on
the property, the Ruby Tuesday
Lodge currently serves as the place
where the restaurant chain's
managers stay during a week-long
The recycling project was co-
sponsored by a grant administered
by the U.S. Department of
Education's Fund tor the Improvement of
Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) and Cross-
Cultural Solutions (CCS). CCS seeks to bring
MCs "Cool" Heatim System
When Alyson Neville Knight '93 was
attending Maryville College, she didn't give
much thought to how her residence hall
room was heated, where the "hot" in her hot
shower came from or what the steam plant
below the College Hill was all about.
Entering the campus from Lamar Street,
she frequently noticed the plant and the tons
of woodchips piled outside, but if Knight
thought anything at all about it, she thought
it was a very primitive way to heat a college
Certainly not in her scope of thinking
was that, eight years after graduating, she
would be writing about the plant's innova-
tiveness for a eraduate school course.
ared fmm MC with a ^-^ •' learned so much in
Knight graduated from MC with a
major in sign language and interpreting.
While employed as an interpreter with the
University of Tennessee's Disability Services
department, Knight assumed some of the
public relations duties of the department.
Her experience there led her to pursue a
master's degree in Public Relations at UT
She hopes to graduate later this year.
"In the fall of 2001, 1 took an environ-
mental reporting course, where [classmates
and I] learned about five major environmen-
tal issues: energy, water, solid waste, forestry
and urban sprawl," Knight explained. "We
took several field trips and had speakers rep-
resenting every issue come and speak. I
that class about the details of the issues."
Knight's professor encouraged students
to publish the stories they wrote for class.
"I was trying to come up with a story
for my energy article," she said. "I had taken
a tour of solar homes, but I heard that
Maryville College used sawdust as an enetgy
She decided to call Andy McCall, the
Colleges physical plant director, and father
of her MC friend and roommate for three
years, Jana McCall Nash '93.
From her phone conversation with
McCall, Knight learned that the College's
current heating plan originated from an
By Karen Beaty Eldridge '94,
Director of Public Relations
t 1 1 1
international students together with American
students to learn problem-solving skills in a
Maryville College was one of three colleges
in the United States chosen to team up with
three European schools in England, the
Netherlands and Germany. Students chosen to
participate in this FIPSE/CCS project travel
abroad and work on projects that integrate
business and environmental issues.
"This is a significant international program,
and we are very excited that Maryville College
was chosen as one of the U.S. schools," said
Dr. Mark O'Gorman, Maryville College
assistant professor of political science and
project supervisor. "And we are very grateful
that Ruby Tuesday Inc. and the lodge became
a partner in this important project."
Goals of the Maryville College-Ruby
Tuesday project included determining what
could and could not be recycled at the lodge,
investigating recycling options already available,
determining the costs and benefits of recycling
and recommending a waste recycling plan for
"If we can help the lodge find ways to
recycle, then maybe other restaurants will
follow suit," said Valerie Brown, a Maryville
College junior majoring in business.
Early in the project, the students learned
that the lodge was recycling cardboard but
nothing else. Working with the lodge's house-
keeping staff and cleaning lodge rooms after
guests departed, the students were able to see
how many plastic and glass bottles were being
used — and thrown away.
"Bottles accounted for the largest
percentage of garbage," Brown said.
Researching recycling companies in the
area, the students discovered that plastic and
glass could be recycled at the lodge at an
amount far less than Prine was expecting.
Making a formal presentation at the lodge
on April 1, students involved in the project
recommended steps the lodge staff could take
to make the property more recyclable-friendly.
Building the foundations of an organiza-
tion's recycling program was a new experience
for the exchange students who grew up in a
country where 75 percent of trash is recycled.
"We live in a small country," explained
Hannie Eggink, a banking and insurance
major at Graafschap. "There's not much area
to live in, so it's important for us to recycle."
Seeing another country's approach to
recycling was educational, Brown said, adding
that overcoming the language barrier was a
growth experience, as well. She and fellow
Maryvillians Chris Brillante and Jessica
Lambert will experience the Netherlands again
this summer, when they go to work on the
second half of this FIPSE/CSS project.
Having already solved many mysteries
of plastic and glass recycling, the students will
tackle something a little more challenging
(and a lot less clean): diaper recycling.
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experiment by the Tennessee Valley
Authority, the Department of Energy and the
College. Coinciding with the 1982 World's
Fair in Knoxville, the experiment tested the
efficiency of burning wood waste (lumber
remnants, not sawdust) as an energy source.
In 1982, tours of the plant and demonstra-
tions were held at the College.
Knight learned that the College had
saved thousands of dollars over the last 20
years by burning wood instead of gas or oil.
While pleased to hear that, Knight said she
was especially proud to learn that her alma
mater was taking an environmentally friendly
approach to heating the campus's buildings
Knight said she tries her best to be a
"responsible citizen of Planet Earth." Her
ethic can be traced back to a suitemate at the
College who gave her a book entitled "50
Simple Ways to Save the Earth" and intro
duced Knight to the idea that
the habits of one individual
affect the entire planet.
From her research,
Knight learned that it isn't
possible for all colleges and
universities to heat their cam-
puses based on the Maryville
model. (There just isn't
enough wood waste to meet
the demand.) But she does
believe that colleges and uni-
versities are in a unique posi-
tion to take risks and experi-
ment with new ideas that
may answer old environmental problems.
Knight submitted her story on the MC
steam plant to the Maryville-Alcoa Daily
Times, which printed it on March 19, 2002.
She is thinking of submitting
it to some environmental
"In this class, I wanted to
write positive articles,"
Knight said. "So much of
what we hear about the envi-
ronment is negative. There
are people and groups out
there who are doing some
very good things for the
To read Knight's story on
the Maryville College steam
plant, log onto http://www.
good-wood-0 1 .html.
FOCUS ON ALUMNI
The MC Grads ... Could 'Roll With the Punches'
Editor's Note: The following letter was written to Maryville College President Dr. Gerald W Gibson.
The graphic below was taken from a Proffitt's advertisement that ran in the 1938 Chilhowean.
"...one of the best
happened to me
I read a story in FOCUS (Winter 2002)
about Maryville College grads being very
happy with their school. It went on to say that
they were more satisfied with their education
compared to counterparts at 28 colleges and
universities participating in the survey. I am
glad that they found out what I have known
for many years.
My father, David W Proffitt '16, founded
Proffitt's Department Stores in 1919. His
employees at that first store came from a
variety of educational backgrounds. Some had
only a grammar school education; a few
college graduates held some of the top jobs.
I graduated from Maryville High School
in 1937 and later enrolled at Maryville
College. Throughout my college days, I
worked at Proffitt's Department Store, selling
shoes in between classes. From professors like
Jessie Heron and Jessie Johnson, I learned
English and how to give speeches. Choir
Director Ralph Colbert instilled discipline and
challenged us to give our best effort. Dr. Paul
Wendt, my economics teacher, knew all about
business, and would talk to me as if I were his
friend. I remembered many of his teachings
when I was president of Proffitt's.
I spent three years at Maryville College,
and went to the University of Tennessee for
my senior year, so that I could take some
accounting and business courses that MC did
not offer at that time. But otherwise, I had a
liberal arts education and as I write today at
a?e 82, I look back and
realize that one i
best things that happened to me was obtaining
an education in the liberal arts instead of
At the age 65 my father retired, and I was
promoted to follow him as president of the
company. I served in that capacity for 21
years. Part of my job was to hire all of the
people needed to work at the store. I did,
however, allow our merchandise manager to
select anyone that he wanted, and he almost
always wanted a university graduate who was
trained in buying, advertising, etc. These
people were better trained for the job at the
beginning, but I noticed that when retailing
started to change, the specialty people were
not as adaptable as the people from Maryville
College with a liberal arts education. The MC
grads were taught to find a new way to do
things on their own and could "roll with the
My advice to anyone who is going to
college is to go to a school where the liberal
arts are taught. It's good to know history,
psychology, sociology, mathematics and a
foreign language. Knowledge in these areas
allows a person to make the right decisions
when problems come along. If specialization is
needed for a profession, then people should go
to a college to pursue their special interests
after they earn a 4-year liberal arts degree.
I appreciate Maryville College ever so
much for not only my education, but for the
education of people like Harwell Park '16,
E.A. Storey '27, Carl Storey '3 1 , Frank Clark
'35 and Cole Piper '68 - people who made
Proffitt's successful and made some of the
largest corporations of the world successful.
I am proud of Maryville College and the
wonderful job that you are doing as its leader.
You have selected many top people to help
you produce many of the best graduates in our
John W "Jack" Proffitt '41
Nishioka, Oldenburg Visit Campus
Rodger Nishioka and Dr. Douglas
Oldenburg, rwo prominenr educarors in the
Presbyterian Church, visited the Maryville
College campus during the spring semester.
Nishioka was the guest speaker for
Maryville College's February Meetings, held
Dr. Doug Oldenburg
(above), was the keynote
speaker for the College's
Board of Church Visitors
on March 7. Rodger
Nishioka (right), led
Feb. 24-26 on the campus and at New
Providence Presbyterian Church in Maryville.
Nishioka, who serves as the associate
professor of Christian Education at the
Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur,
Ga., shared research he is currently involved
in that compares the participation of young
adults in mainline Protestant congregations
and non-denominational independent
In his February Meetings sermons,
Nishioka urged young adults to take their
own spirituality - and their commitments to
the Church - seriously. Acknowledging that in
many cases the church needs to make some
changes to reach a new generation, he argued
that the church's capacity for spiritual
community is its best strength.
Oldenburg, retired president of Columbia
Seminary, pastor and former moderator of the
General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church,
U.S.A., visited campus March 6-7.
On the evening of March 6, Oldenburg
spoke to students interested in pursuing the
ministry as a vocation. His visit with students
marked the first "Advocates for Ministry
Dinner" that is part of the College's new
Initiative on Vocation.
On March 7, Oldenburg was the keynote
speaker for the Board of Church Visitors
meeting, where he called Maryville College
and its curriculum "a jewel in the crown" of
higher education among Presbyterian colleges.
Using the tragedies of Sept. 1 1 and the
Enron scandal to illustrate his point, Oldenburg
said: "... church-related colleges have never
been more important than they are today."
Kathleen Farnham, director of church
relations, said the College was "truly grateful"
to Nishioka and Oldenburg for their visits.
"Although their mission differed slightly,
they delivered a powerful common message to
students, faculty, clergy, lay leaders and college
advocates," Farnham said. "That message was
this: Working together, the church and the
college have a crucial role to play as they edu-
cate and nurture young people for lives in a
complex and changing world."
Initiative on Vocation Moves 'Full-Steam Ahead'
Having received a grant of nearly $2 million in late November from the Lilly Endowment, Maryville College is moving
"full-steam ahead" with its new Initiative on Vocation. Programming will begin next fall but, in preparation for that,
personnel decisions and renovation of the House in the Woods are proceeding smoothly.
• Dr. William Meyer, who served as project
director during the planning phase, was named
executive director. Meyer will have a one-
course reduction each semester to enable him
to provide overall leadership for the Initiative.
• Ms. Melanie Rasnake '00, who served as
project assistant during the planning stages,
was named director of operations. In this full-
time role, she will oversee day-to-day
planning, implementation and assessment of
grant programs. One of the major components
of the Initiative will entail the transformation
of the Office of Career Services into the new
Center for Calling and Career.
• Dr. Harry Howard will shift over from his
full-time teaching role to become the full-time
director of education and discern-
ment. In this role he will lead
workshops for faculty and will
work with students as they seek to
discern their sense of calling.
• Ms. Tracy Gartmann has been
named director of the Center and
director of placement. Gartmann,
former director of admissions at Emory
University's Candler School of Theology, will
provide administrative leadership within the
Center and will assist students in securing
meaningful internships and post-college
The House in the Woods
The House in the Woods renova-
Ition has begun, and a completion
date of mid-July has been set.
The House in the Woods will
provide the rr^ r/>
College with Hj^ l^h^\
a setting , V ^ V
for retreat and reflection, y %\tf^~~^ ^
To become one of the
nation's premier colleges
known for the strength
and integrity of its
liberal arts education.
To create a vibrant
recognized as a model
! FOCUS Summer 2002
Goine On j
THEM COW I N D W
On Jan. 25, Maryville College adminis-
trators, faculty and staff members, friends and
students ot Maryville College celebrated the
end of a strategic planning process and the
beginning of a new, five-year strategic period
that many believe will take the College "on to
Entitled "The MC Window of
Opportunity Plan," the strategic plan gets its
name from a quote by late Board member
Baxter Lee who said, in 1998, that Maryville
College had a window of opportunity to go on
"I very much wish that Baxter could be
here this evening to join in this celebration of
the MC Window of Opportunity Plan," said
Dr. Gerald W. Gibson, Maryville College
President, during the program. "But let me say
to Baxter, whose spirit is surely with us
tonight: Baxter, Maryville College is going on
The celebration, held in the Margaret
Ware Dining Room in Pearsons Hall, was
attended by more than 1 50 people. Most of
those in attendance were involved in the near-
ly 24-month planning process of the College s
Sharing the podium with Gibson Friday
night was Mr. Mark Cate, vice president for
college advancement and planning; Mr. Dick
Ragsdale, chairman of the Board of Directors;
and Dr. Robert Naylor, interim vice president
and dean of the College and chairperson of
the MC Window of Opportunity Steering
The Planning Process
During the January program, both
Gibson and Naylor expressed thanks to the
1 17 people who served on 10 commissions
convened for the Window of Opportunity
A Traditions and Values Commission was
convened on campus early in 2000, and the
commission's report issued in May of that year
provided a foundation to begin visioning
exercises across campus and across the College's
formed in the
spring of 2001.
of the strategic
plan. These goals
centered on the
and staff, students
and the college
environment, resources for excellence and
outreach and partnerships.
Weaver commissions were formed to
ensure that broad-based themes were integrated
into all of the goals. These broad-based themes
included community, diversity, faith and
mission, stewardship and technology.
Commissions met three times in 2001.
From discussions held and ideas submitted
by commission groups, commission co-chair-
persons selected 42 objectives and narratives
for review by the plan's steering committee.
The steering committee reduced the number
of objectives to 29 and wrote a final proposal
of the plan, which was formally approved by
the Board of Directors on Friday.
In his address to the dinner crowd,
Gibson admitted that the planning process
had been sometimes chaotic, but said chaos
could be expected when a large number of
people are involved in planning a path to
"The measure of success in planning is
surely not what happened along the way, but
what kind of product the process produced,
and what depth of enthusiasm was kindled for
creating the bright future described in the
history have so
and planning for
a greater future
for the College,"
ued. "I believe
that in the MC
Plan, they have
helped to create
the blueprints for a Maryville College that is
the best and strongest in its history."
The MC Window of Opportunity Plan
builds on the momentum of the MC2000
Plan, Maryville College's strategic plan that
began in 1994 and included goals for reputa-
tion, enrollment, students, the curriculum,
campus facilities, financial resources and other
areas of the College.
The 29 objectives in the final MC
Window of Opportunity Plan are grouped
under four "windows" or four vision
statements. (See windows and statements on
A Plan for the Fine Arts
Included in the MC Window of
Opportunity Plan is an objective that calls for
a newly constructed Center for the Fine and
Performing Arts that will "significantly
enhance the educational offerings of the
College and integrate community and regional
activity in the arts."
While college administrators do not have
the specifics for a "newly constructed Center
for the Fine and Performing Arts," they do
expect to launch a fund-raising campaign once
plans are finalized.
"I see a Maryville College where the
campus - its buildings, roads, landscaping -
everything that meets the visitors eye - are in
first-rate condition, declaring our heritage and
our pride," Gibson said in his address. " ... I
see a Maryville College that has taken as lofty
a place in the estimation of the community,
state and nation as it holds in the hearts of its
loyal alumni. I see, in summary, a Maryville
College that is in a position of unquestioned
According to Mark Cate, vice president
for college advancement and planning, the
next logical step is the development of action
plans that will move the College forward.
"Just like the approach we took in
developing the vision and objectives, we want
to get cross-divisional and cross-constituency
input when we develop the action plans," Cate
explained. "We especially want - and need -
the opinions and suggestions of those people
who ultimately will carry out these action
"Action officers" (mostly Cabinet
members or senior-level administrators) were
recently assigned to each objective and are
heading up action teams comprised of college
faculty, staff and students. Teams are
responsible for writing plans and monitoring
Action plans have been drafted, and the
College's Board of Directors has reviewed
them. The goal is to have working plans in
place by June 1 .
To build a broadly
faculty and staff
preeminent in their
roles as teachers,
mentors and partners
in the education
for its superior
campus of great
aesthetic appeal. ■$
FOCUS Summer 2002
Akins Recognized For
The Maryville College Board of Directors
presented Darrell Akins with the College's
Distinguished Service Award during an April 18
reception hosted by Denark Construction, Inc.
and held at the home of Jim and Kay Clayton
Akins, who served on the College's Board
of Directors from 1994 until 2001 and chaired
the College's Community Campaign three
consecutive years, was lauded tor his service to
the East Tennessee region.
Currently the president and CEO of
Akins/Crisp Public Strategies, Akins served as
president and CEO of the Greater Knoxville
Chamber of Commerce from 1985 until 1989.
He is past chairman of the United Way of
Greater Knoxville and past council president
of the Great Smoky Mountain Council of the
Boy Scouts of America. Currently, he serves on
the boards of the East Tennessee Economic
Development Agency, the Knoxville Area
Chamber Partnership, St. Mary's Hospital
Foundation and YMCA Camp
Montvale. He is the vice chairman
of the Great Smoky Mountain
National Park Commission.
Akins is married to the
former Debbie Mount Akins '73.
Thev have two children, Rachel
The April 18 reception's pro-
gram included remarks by Raja
Jubran, CEO of Denark
Construction; Dan Greaser '60,
vice chairman of the MC Board of
Directors; and Dr. Gerald W.
Gibson, president of the College.
Bringing the reception to a close, Gibson
said that Maryville College was just one of
many institutions and organizations in the area
that had benefited from Akins' enthusiasm,
vision and hard work. He thanked the former
Board member for his extensive involvement.
First presented in 1991, the
Darrell Akins (second from left), was honored with the College's
Distinguished Service Award at a reception held in Knoxville April
18. Dr. Gerald Gibson (second from right) made the presentation.
Debbie Mount Akins 73 and son Harrison attended.
Distinguished Service Award recognizes
individuals who have demonstrated outstand-
ing service to their community, church or
chosen profession. Recent recipients include
Price Gwynn III, Irma Young, Stanley
"Skeeter" Shields '37, Jim Haslam II, Dr.
Duncan Ferguson, Lindsay Young, Maggie
Cooper and John McQueen '34.
Generous Gift Ensures Future of MC's Sign Language Interpreting Program
During her lifetime, few people at
Maryville College knew of Ethel Piper, but
from the early 1970s, Ethel Piper knew of MC.
A special education teacher in Knox
County and one of the organizers of Knoxville's
Hearing and Speech Center, Piper developed a
personal and professional friendship with Irma
Young. When Young joined the MC faculty
and developed the first degree program in sign
language interpreting in the United States,
Piper decided to include the College in her
Two years after Piper's death, Maryville
College President Dr. Gerald W Gibson
received a check for more than 5300,000 -
money that will be put toward the sign language
"She was an aggressive advocate of
providing educational opportunities for the
hearing and speech impaired,'' said Frances K.
Taylor, family friend and personal representative
of the Piper estate. "Mrs. Piper decided to leave
this gift to Maryville College in hopes it would
ensure the financial success of the program."
Ethel Piper was married
to B.W "Tom" Piper, who
passed away in 1978. Their
estate plans divided $1.5
million between MC,
Lincoln Memorial University,
the University of Tennessee
Hearing and Speech Center,
in Seymour and Asbury Acres.
"This estate gift is a
pleasant surprise for
Maryville College, but one for which we are
extremely grateful and proud to receive," said
Maryville College President Dr. Gerald W
Gibson. "Obviously, Ms. Piper believed in the
power of education and in Maryville College's
mission to prepare students who will 'dedicate
lives of creativity and service to the peoples of
"Her planning, generosity and belief in
humankind should serve as examples to us all,"
sixth in the
nation at the
held March 15-17 at LaFayette College in Easton,
Pa. Wrestling is a club sport at MC.
Campus Affiliate of American Humanics Organized
MC's Non-Profit Leadership Development
Program, a campus affiliate of American
Humanics, was officially launched Feb. 1 1
when charter members
held their first meeting.
"You have your heads
and hearts in the right
place," Cole Piper '68,
campus director of the
MC's affiliate, told charter
members. "This is a
historic moment for MC."
is a professional organiza-
tion dedicated to equip-
ping college and university
students with the educa-
tion and experience needed to become skilled
Cole Piper '68 (top row, second from right) and
seven members of the MC's new Non-Profit
Leadership Development Program attended an
American Humanics regional conference in
Georgia during Spring Break.
professionals and leaders in America's youth
and human service agencies. Headquartered in
Kansas City, Mo., American Humanics ensures
students' success by
ships and financial aid,
as well as education
MC joins 87 other
colleges and universities
across the U.S. that
have American Humanics
"For many students,
this will be their first
step in the professional
world," Piper said recently. "It's one foot in
college, one in the professional world."
More than 30 students signed up for the
program - a number that pleasandy surprised Cole.
Students in the MC affiliate will be eligible
for the American Humanics Certificate after
completing one "Principles of Management"
course, one January Term course on running
non-profit organizations and many hours of
volunteer work and internships. Attendance at
seminars and workshops are also required for
certification. And, participating students will
compile a portfolio of their work in non-profits.
The certificate is recognized by more than
18 national sponsors of American Humanics -
including the American Red Cross, Big Brothers
Big Sisters of America, Boy Scouts of America,
Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Girl Scouts of the
U.SA. and Habitat for Humanity International.
Spring Sports End Season With Great Success
MC's baseball, Softball and men's and
women's tennis teams each earned several
awards this season. MC was GSAC champion
in baseball, Softball and women's tennis. Men's
tennis was runner-up to Piedmont.
The Fighting Scots baseball team finished
its regular season with a 27-15 record. Head
Coach Eric Etchison '88 received his 200th
career win against Emory University on April
14. Jesse Cragwall was the GSACs tournament
MVP, and Aaron Jackson was named "Pitcher
of the Year." All-Conference players included
Cragwall, Jackson, Mark Demi and Stephen
The Lady Scots Softball team finished its
regular season play with a school-best record of
26-7. Laura Overholt was the GSACs "Player
of the Year," and tournament MVP Jamie Edwards
was named "Pitcher of the Year." Jennifer
Grybash was named "Freshman of the Year," and
Head Coach Bill Rude received "Coach of the
Year." All-Conference players included Overholt,
Edwards, Melissa Cavender and Alicia Parks.
The women's tennis team ended its season
with a 9-8 record, going undefeated in the GSAC.
Head Coach Christian Burns received "Coach of
the Year." Kristin Calkin was the GSACs "Player
of the Year," and Kristina Anderson was named
as "Freshman of the Year." All-Conference players
included Anderson, Calkin, Mitzi Brooks and
Corey Shubert for singles; Calkin/Maggie
Daum and Anderson/Shubert for doubles.
The men's tennis team ended its season
with a 4-10-1 record, and a 2-1 GSAC record.
Nathan Hodges received All-Conference honors
in singles and doubles, pairing with Cody
At press time, teams were waiting on invi-
tations to their respective NCAA tournaments.
Scots End Season With Tournament Appearances
The Fighting Scots and Lady Scots basket-
ball teams ended the season in
the exclusive NCAA tourna-
ment. For the seventh time in
10 years, the Fighting Scots
were invited to the tournament;
for the Lady Scots, the appear-
ance was number six in 10 years.
The Fighting Scots won
the Great South Athletic
Tournament, defeating LaGrange College 76-
71 on Feb. 23. The GSAC named Head
Photo touitesy The Daily Timei
Coach Randy Lambert '76 as "Coach of the
Year," senior Matt Ennen as "Player of the Year"
and Sidney Ellis as "Freshman Player of the Year."
The Fighting Scots defeated
Webster College in first-round play,
but no. 1 -ranked Washington
University (St. Louis) ended the Scots'
season with a 71-51 win. The Scots'
season record was 24-5.
The Lady Scots also finished the
2001-2002 season in the second round
of the NCAA tournament. The women were
defeated March 2, by DePauw University, 75-58.
It was an impressive season for the Lady
Scots and new Head Coach Dee Bell '97, who
ag guided the team to a 20-8 season record
, I and second-place finish in the GSAC.
' Haley Smith and Marquita Porter were
named to the GSACs all-conference
Throughout the year, the Lady Scots
were ranked nationally in many cate-
gories, including scoring offense. Smith
was ranked nationally in points scored per game
FOCUS ON FACULTY
Simpson Shares Western Educational Views With Saudis
Its safe to say Dr. Terry Simpson had a more
exotic Spring Break than any of his college snidents.
Simpson, associate professor or secondary
education and chair of the Maryville College
Division of Education, spent Spring Break -
and the following week - in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Simpson went as the recipient of a
Fulbright Senior Specialists grant. He was
invited to spend two weeks working with the
curriculum development team at the country's
Ministry of Education.
"They're looking at westernizing their
curriculum," he said of his hosts. "I lectured
on critical thinking in our curriculum [in the
But similarly to what he said after return-
ing from a Fulbright experience in Estonia
back in 1999, Simpson said he probably
learned more trom the visit than his hosts did.
"My teaching hasn't changed [since the
return from Saudi Arabia], but my emphasis
probably has," he said.
Just as his visits to gender-segregated
restaurants and his encounter with the country's
religious police were eye-opening, Simpson
said his eyes were further opened to the
uniqueness - and preciousness - of the
American educational system.
"After this visit, some things have come
home to me with great force. I am now firmly
convinced of three things," he said, enumerating
Separate but equal never means equal.
The separation of church and state has
saved the U.S. from much religious strife.
Without freedom of inquiry, new discov-
eries cannot be made.
"Colleges and universities are places where
you can search and
test," he said. "This
[system] has served
many of the Saudi
educators he worked
with have degrees
from the U.S. or
Europe, so they teaJ-
ize the superiority of
the western system.
What they are trying
to figure out, Simpson
said, is how to harmonize their religious views
with a western approach to learning.
"You should have the right to call into
question every belief," he explained. "If you do
not have that right, then someone or some group
is assuming that they have the right to say what is
true ... In Saudi Arabia, they do not question
some things; they do not question the Koran."
After touting two schools for boys and
speaking with some students at Riyadh
Teachers College, Simpson said harmonizing
Islam with western cutficulums will be a diffi-
cult - if not impossible - task. Similarly, filling
2,000 teacher vacancies in the country will be
Dr. Terry Simpson, associate professor of secondary
education, toured two schools for boys in Riyadh,
Saudi Arabia, during a recent visit sponsored by the
Fulbright Senior Specialists program.
difficult in the coming years.
A possibility exists for Simpson to return
to Saudi Arabia to continue his consultation
with the Ministry of Education. But if he
never returns, Simpson said he feels good
about the trip, the
rapport he estab-
lished with the
Saudis and the
impression he made.
"I saw the visit
as building a bridge,"
he said. "If I don't go
back, then maybe
someone else will
pick up where I left
And for the peo-
ple who maj' go after
him, Simpson broke several American steteo-
types that his hosts held to be true. And he
made many friends.
"On the first day, I told them about myself,"
he said. "I told them that I gtew up in a religious,
Christian home whete we weren't allowed to
dtink, to dance, or play cards. I don't think
they had evet met an American like me."
Simpson's strict upbringing and knowl-
edge of biblical scriptute led the Saudis to
believe that he would make a good Muslim.
"They wanted to convert me. The)' told
me that they wanted me to go to paradise," he
said, smiling. "I took that as a compliment."
Cartlidge, Former MC Professor, Publishes Book
Former Maryville College Religion
Professor and Beeson Chair of Religion Dr.
David A. Cartlidge believes that life-long
learning is very important and does not stop at
tetirement. In support of his theory, he has
recently published "Art and the Christian
Apoctypha" (Routledge Press, 2001).
The book, co-authored by University of
Yotkshire Professor J. Keith Elliott, examines
the relationship between the apocryphal stories
and the attworks they inspired. The authots
attempt to answet the question of whether the
written text or the paintings have more influ-
enced the church's faith.
Cartlidge has been working on the sub-
ject of apocrypha for more than 1 5 years. His
book contains more than 100 photogtaphs
and many exttacts from the apocryphal texts.
According to Cartlidge, the Christian canon
of scripture, known as the New Testament,
excluded many of the church's traditional
stories about its origins. Although not in the
Bible, these popular stories have had a powetful
influence on the church's traditions and theol-
ogy and a particularly marked effect on visual
representations of Christian belief.
Cartlidge retired from full-time teaching
at Maryville College in 1994.
"Retirement has given me the opportuni-
ty to keep busy at what I considet an impor-
tant obligation tot those in higher education,"
he said. "All college professors should be
devoted to life-long research and teaching.
One cannot have one without the other"
Retirement has allowed him to produce
several academic papers and presentations. "Art
and the Christian Apocrypha" is on loan at the
Lamat Memorial Library on the MC campus.
Copies are also for sale in the MC Bookstore.
FOCUS Summer !
Kin Takahashi Week and Alumni College Activities
Planned for June 10-14
For four years now, alumni, parents and friends have had a reason
to come back to campus during the summer. That reason has been Kin
"K.T. Week," as regular participants now refer to the week of work,
fun and fellowship, is still set for June 10-14, but in 2002, the College
is giving its constituents another reason to set their sights for the campus.
New this year is the addition of the Alumni College, which was
created to provide alumni and friends with high-quality educational
opportunities wrapped in that special Maryville College atmosphere.
According to Jason McNeal, director of annual giving and coordi-
nator of the Alumni College, the idea behind adding an Alumni College
to Kin Takahashi Week is that more people will be attracted to campus.
"We have alumni and friends who may not be able, physically, to
participate in manual labor projects," he explained. "An Alumni College
will give these people the opportunity to enjoy the special fellowship
among people during Kin Takahashi Week without worrying about the
catalog" for the 2002
includes seven classes:
Communication" taught by
Millie Beard Sieber '57; "Outdoor
Photography" led by George Willard; "The Civil War in East
Tennessee" taught by Dot Kelly; "How the West was Drawn: Art and
the Western U.S. Frontier" taught by Sarah Hardrath Kramer 74;
"Guide to Wellness Through the Years" led by Sharon Wood '83; "The
Complete Wine Course" taught by Jes Smiley; and "Truth and
Reconciliation in South Africa" led by MC professor Dr. Chad Berry.
For complete Alumni College course descriptions or a listing of
work projects planned by K.T. Week organizers, log onto MCs website,
www.maryvillecollege.edu. (Participants can tegister on-line, as well.) To
receive materials by mail, contact Carol Patrick at 865/981-8200.
(Above) Ned Willard (left) and Kathleen Farnham (second from right)
represented MC at a dinner held after a Choir Tour concert in Roanoke,
Va. Choir members Brittany Lloyd and Michelle Reed shared in the fun.
(Right) Carl Lindsay '50 (left) hosted an outreach event at his home in
New Hope, Pa. on April 6. At the event, Dr. Gerald Gibson presented
Lindsay with a framed gift for his help in the MC2000 campaign.
(Above) Dan Greaser '60 and wife Shirley
hosted a reception for Knoxville-area
alumni, parents and friends at Fox Den
Country Club on April 4. Attending were
Ellie Morrow Craven and Rufus Bowers '60
(right), who flew in from California for
"some of Dan Greaser's free food and drinks."
MC License Plate Delayed
Due to design problems, the Maryville College cultural license plate has been delayed.
We ask for your patience as we work with the Department of Transportation to design
something acceptable to both parties. If you are a Tennessee resident, continue to look
for the license plate at your local county clerk's office. For more information, contact
Helen Bruner in the Alumni Office at 865/981-8202 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOCUS Summer t
Louise Palmer Worobrow '29, spent wo years at MC
before transferring to Wooster. She is a retired school
teacher and lives in Wellsburg, WV.
Margaret Haynie Baker '30, celebrated her 91st birth-
day in June 2001 with her two sons and their families.
She now lives in Deerlake Village in Brevard, NC and
welcomes MC visitors.
Junius L. Allison '32, celebrated his 92nd year on
Sept. 2, 2001, with a birthday and book-signing part)'
at Highland Farms Retirement Community in Black
Mountain, NC. He is a retired attorney.
Mildred MacKenzie Hearn '32, edited and published a
book, "More Legacies," in 1993. Proceeds from the
sales have provided a $500 annual scholarship in horti-
culture. Mildred lives in Birmingham, AL.
Johnsie McCouny Holden '36, is a retired teacher and
uses her time to do research and write. Her latest books
are "Heartening Heritage," a church history ot Eastern
North Carolina, and "Riverhead," a study of places and
early settlers ot Western North Carolina.
Mark L. Andrews '37, observed the 60th year of his
ordination to the ministry on April 16, 2001. He is the
as Parish Associate at Irwinsville Presbyterian Church
in McLean, VA.
Marian Lodwick Bauer '38, lives at Rockynol in
Akron, OH. It is one of several independent
Presbyterian retirement communities in Ohio. She cele-
brated the 60th anniversary of graduation from the
College of Nursing at Case- Western Reserve University
in June 2001.
Paul H. Fox '38, was elected Director Emeritus of
Longwood College School of Business and Economics
Corporate Advisory Board. He recently notified MC of
the death of his wife, Frances, on Feb. 26, 2002, in
Richmond, VA. They were married more than 60 years.
E. B. Smith '40, was appointed by the Council tor
International Exchange of Scholars to the U. S. Studies-
History peer review committee for the Fulbright Senior
Specialists Program. The committee evaluates senior
applicants tor Fulbright grants. He was also a member
of the Board of Foreign Scholarships, that oversees all
Fulbright programs, and served as national president of
the American Fulbright Association.
Harold Wicklund '40, and Dorothy Armstrong
Wicklund, '38, celebrated their 60th wedding anniver-
sary on April 2, 2002.
Aline Campbell Moss '41, lives in Kearny, NJ, where
she is a member ot an American Baptist church. She is
active in church work at the local, association and
Elizabeth Clevenger Carbery '43, and her husband
moved to Bonner Springs, KS.
Althea Cable Cooper '43, received a Fifty Year certifi-
cate from NSDAR. She was also honored by the
Lvcoming (PA) Chapter of the American Red Cross for
being a 15 gallon plus blood donor.
Katherine Crews '43, finally traveled to all 50 states
and to many foreign countries. She recently toured in
Great Britain and Ireland and notes that "it was
impressive to have people stop to ask if we were from
the U.S. and offer us their sympathy." She still plays
violin and viola and is active in three music clubs. She
lives in Knoxville and does volunteer work.
H. Owen Long '43, helped found Kentucky Wesleyan
College in Owensboro, KY, and is retired from college
teaching and administration. Since retiring he has writ-
ten and published 37 volumes and has three more
pending. He is listed in the 1997 edition of "Who's
Paul Fox '38 (left) and baseball hall of famer Enos
"Country" Slaughter golfed in the brain tumor research
fund raiser held in Raleigh, NC on October 29, 2001.
Who in the World."
Sara Cameron Patterson '44, and her two daughters
took a cruise to Mexico in early 2002. One of her
daughters is Arlene Ignico, 77.
Miriam Elizabeth Bowditch '45, served 27 years as
Director of Christian Education in Presbyterian
churches and ten years as director and/or teacher in
Developmental Education centers in North Carolina.
Elaine Woods Powell '45, moved to Fayetteville, TN,
after living in Wake Forest, NC, for 56 years.
MC Loses Former Board Member, Judson Boynton Murphy '39
Judson Boynton Murphy '39, former
member of Maryville College Board of Directors,
died Feb. 27, 2002, at Blount Memorial
Hospital. He was 85 years old.
Murphy graduated from Alcoa High School
in 1934 and attended MC. He then went on to
serve in World War II as a member of the U.S.
Navy where he achieved rank of Chief Petty
Officer in charge of supply aboard a troopship.
Murphy was a local automobile dealer in
Maryville for more than 40 years. He began in
1936 as a salesman at Davis Motor Co., working
his way up to become part owner in 1939 and
went on to have his own dealership in 1967.
Murphy served on the Chevrolet and Oldsmobile
Dealer Council on the national level several
times and was a director of the East Tennessee
Automobile Club in 1977.
He developed the thriving Airport Motor
Mile. He also was involved in the development
of Scenic Point, Turnberry Vista and Jamestown
Village in Maryville.
As a member of New Providence Presbyterian
Church for more than 50 years, he served as a
deacon and elder, including Clerk of Session under
three ministers and co-chaired the building
committee of the present church.
Murphy served as Chairman of Red Cross
and President of Maryville Kiwanis, of which he
was a member for 65 years. He was director of
Blount County Chamber of Commerce, director
of Better Business Bureau, a member ot
Commission and a
member of American
Legion Post 13.
"Few people have
been as active in as
many aspects of life in
Blount County as was
ludson B. "Jud"
Murphy," according to
a Maryville-Alcoa Daily Times editorial.
Murphy is survived by his wife Lois Brown
Murphy '37, son Robert Murphy and
his family, brother-in-law Robert Brown '35 and
several nieces and nephews. Memorial gifts can
be made to Maryville College.
FOCUS Summer 2002
Loretta Nunn Castle '48, and her husband enjoyed an
ecology tour of Costa Rica. They also took an Intra-
coastal Waterway cruise from North Carolina to south-
Marguerite Priest Carroll '49, after 14 years of retire-
ment, now teaches grammar and Ancient Literature to
a small class of previously homeschooled 8th graders at
Veritas Academy in Worthington, OH.
Dr. Earl Martin '49, was named to Marquis' "Who's
Who in America." He is senior professor of missions at
John A. Baxter '50, is a retired Presbyterian minister.
He and his wife are enjoying retirement on their 6 1/2
acres in the Shenandoah Valley. They have three sons
and two grandchildren.
Virginia Schwarz Mock '50, and several MC alumni
enjoyed visits with each other during the winter of
2002, in Bradenton, FL. Those included were Ruth
Heaps Burkins, '50; Geneva Robinson, '49; Chuck
and Debbie Deobler Parvin, '50; Ginni Schwarz
Mock, '50; and Bernie and Grade Hilderbrand
Raymond A. Packard '50, and his wife took a 14-day
cruise through the Panama Canal. They live in
Lynnwood, WA, and are active in choir and other
Charlie Roberts '50, was inducted into the Blount
County Sports Hall of Fame in November 2001.
Edna Floy Brown Vas '51, says it was "great to visit
campus" when she came for her 50th class reunion in
October 2001. She lives in Bartow, FL, and is a retired
William W. Willingham '51, began his 29th year of
teaching English at Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute in
Hendersonville, NC, on Jan. 8, 2002.
J.T. Anderson '52, and his wife traveled in Germany
from April-June 2001 to visit relatives and friends. In
October 2001, they attended the US Borax Retiree
Roundup in Las Vegas, NV, and then ttaveled in the
Ron Fleming '52, is still a half-time interim supply
pastor at East Union Presbyterian Church in Cambridge,
OH. They travel once a year to "some exotic place."
Ron hopes to attend his 50th class reunion in the Fall
Richard Newman '52, is the editor of "The Narrative
of the Life of Henry 'Box' Brown," published by
Oxford University Press.
Neale J. Pearson '52, researched crime and police
reforms in the Argentine provinces of Corrientes,
Mendoza, Salta and Tucuman from mid-September to
the end of November, 2001. His older son, a U.S. Air
Force Captain, escaped injury from the plane which
struck the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. The plane
sttuck about 100 yards from his office.
Clarence L. Reaser '52, has visited family in Virginia;
Chicago; London, England and Nuremberg, Germany
since the death of his wife, Ann. She died March 29,
2001, of metastatic liver cancer. He has resumed volun-
teer ministry as a Parish Associate minister.
Betty Hammers Wiley '53, and her husband, Jim
Wiley, '54, moved to a smaller home in Purcellville,
VA and still have a guest room ready for MC'ers. Jim is
Pat Laing Stevens '54, lives in Burlington, NC, where
she continues to be active with Presbyterian Women,
North Carolina Senior Games and babysitting for two
Marvel Vogel Smith '56, and her husband live in a
new retirement community near Elyria, OH. Last fall
they visited friends and family on a three-week train
trip in the Southwest.
Clara Joe Minarik Fisher '57, writes that "retirement
is the busiest yet!" Her husband, Pastor Emeritus of
First Presbyterian Church in Athens, OH, is a volunteer
adjunct chaplain at University of Massachusetts,
Amherst College and Smith College. They now live in
Amherst, MA, and enjoy being only 80 miles from
their two grandchildren.
Joyce M. Runyon '57, has retired as a state consultant
with the Tennessee Department of Education. She lives
in Sevierville, TN, where she is enjoying retirement.
Louise Ogden Wyman '57, is now retired - except for
directing a children's choir, a church choir, teaching
private piano and voice, playing bass in two chamber
ensembles and singing in the Knoxville Choral Society.
That group will be touring in Eastern Europe in the
summer of 2002.
Jim Colquhoun '58, is now an Anglican Benedictine
monk of the Order of the Holy Cross. Three years ago
the order opened a monastery in Grahamstown, South
Africa. He is the Novice Master and known now as
Brother Andrew. One of his neighbors is attending MC
as an international student.
Bob Krogh '58, and Linda Dobson Krogh, '61, visit-
ed MC for Linda's 40th class teunion. They now live in
Mt. Pleasant, SC.
Stan Mont '58, retired from Macy's-Herald Square,
NYC, where he was Vice President for Executive
Personnel for 16 years. He now teaches fly-fishing for
The Sports People store in Far Hills, NJ. Paula
Kronenberg Mont, '58, is employed by Talbots Kids
& Babies in The Mall at Short Hills, NJ, where she
consistently ranks in the top 45 sales people in the
Catherine Volbeda Sullivan '58, is a substitute teacher
for San Diego City Schools and a volunteer with the
San Diego Police and at a local hospital. In April 2002,
she traveled to China and the Yangzte River.
College Loses Friend,
Former Board Member
Leland T. Waggoner
'38, world traveler, author
and life insurance execu-
tive, died March 14 at his
home in Atlanta, Ga. He
was 86 years old.
The author of
"Around the World in 40
Days," Waggoner was an avid traveler and
journeyed around Europe and North
America as a newspaper correspondent.
Following service in the Navy during
World War II, he began a career in insurance.
He worked many years for Mutual of New
York and the Insurance Company ot North
America. He retired as a senior vice president
from Phoenix Home Life. He was a visiting
professor at Emory University and Wharton
School of Business.
Waggoner served on the College's Board
of Directors from 1971 until 1978 and was
awarded the honorary degree in 1987.
He is survived by one son, one daughter
and their families; one sister, Miriam
Waggoner Heiskell '40; and one brother,
Fred L. Waggoner '51.
Denver R. Childress '59, retired from his position as
Professor of Mathematics at Carson-Newman College
in May 2001.
Lessie Anne Rhodes '60, has written a book called
"Into the Dark for Gold," published by Science and
Behavior Books. It is the story of her learning to live
well wirh young onset Parkinson's Disease. She has been
a psychotherapist for 25 years and has been honored
with the Virginia Sarir AVANTA Network Living
Treasure Award. She lives in Blowing Rock, NC, with
her husband, J. Linn Mackey.
Dan E. Johnston '61, retired on Jan. 1, 2002, as presi-
dent of The Henderson Agency, Inc., in Aliquippa, PA.
He still serves as a state director of the Independent
Insurance Agents of Pennsylvania. He also retired from
the US Army Reserves, wirh the rank of First Sergeant,
after 20 years of service.
Miriam Nightingale Hall '62, has a second grand-
daughter, Julia Grace, born March 22, 2001. Miriam is
FOCUS Summer 2002
retired and lives in Snellville, GA.
Eleanor Ross Wills '62, retired in June 2001, after
teaching for 27 years.
Connie Myers Moore '63, attended the Prescription
for Hope AIDS/HIV Conference held February 17-21,
2002 in Washington, D. C. Thete were 700 attendees
from seven continents with 70% African. The confer-
ence was under the auspices of Samatitan's Purse head-
ed by Franklin Graham.
Edward L. Ziegler '63, will retire from Weyerhauser
Company this year and will move from Columbus, MS
to Florida. He has three children and ten grandchildren.
Shirley Mease Deisch '64, lives in West Palm Beach,
FL. She has four grandchildren, three boys and a girl.
R. Dan Park '64 is now the grandfather of two: Kelsey
Elizabeth Park and Christopher Daniel Park.
Rich Boyd '65 was honorably retired December 2001
after 31 years in the ministry. He married Susan
Arrington in May 2001.
Virginia S. Brown '65, teaches kindergarten at
Clearview Avenue Elementary school in St. Petersburg,
FL. She was named to "Who's Who Among America's
Teachers" in 2000.
Cora Quay '65, has three grandchildren and lives in
Perkasie, PA, where she is a sales representative for the
Mary Lou Fuller Trout '65, moved to a new home in
Yardley, PA. She is looking forward to a visit from Ann
Dr. Hugh McCampbell '66, is back in full-time large
animal veterinary practice (cattle and horses) in
Sweetwater, TN. He plays the piano for church services
and entertains with country tales, piano and banjo for
banquets and conventions.
Nancy L Am '67, and her husband live in El Dorado,
AR. She is active in the First Presbyterian Church there
and in Presbytery of the Pines. She would love to hear
from MC classmates at email@example.com.
Janet L Bogle '67, retired on Sept. 12, 2000, after 28
years with the Atlanta Fulton Public Library System.
She and her husband, Ed Lowry, live in Atlanta.
Tom Dickson '67, is Superintendent of Schools in
Whitfield County, GA.
Ken Hitchens '67, retired from Medtronic, Inc. after
29 years with the company. He and Barb Goode
Hitchens, '67, have moved back to Richmond, VA,
and recently became grandparents.
Carol Kaufmann Jenkins '67, is completing her first
year of teaching Algebra I & II to ninth grade students
at Reading High School, Reading, PA. She also teaches
Algebra III to adult vocational teachers at Reading Area
Hazel DeWeese Steel '67, writes that her son will
graduate from the University of Maryland Law School
in May 2002.
Beverly Minear Atkinson '68, provides academic advi-
sory' services (both direct and programmatic) and
administrative planning for the Department of English
at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Campus.
Linda Neel Berg '69, retired from Lucent Technologies
in July 2001, and moved to Ohio to be near family.
Alida McArthur Graves '69, moved back to Maryville
in October 2001. She is working as a registered nurse
at Blount Memorial Hospital.
Rick Karns '69, is the associate pastor at Covenant
Presbyterian Church in Upper Arlington/Columbus, Ohio.
Miriam Gillespie McLarty '70, is Adjunct Assistant
Professor in the School of Nursing at Florida State
University in Tallahassee.
Gordon Tinley 70, and Janna Eerenberg Tinley, 71,
are now grandparents. Their daughter, Jennifer, gave
birth to Christian Alexander Miller, in Houston, TX.
Bob Evaul 71, and his wife, Carol, are now home
staff missionaries with South America Mission. They
live in Greenville, IL, and represent the Mission in the
Jim Buxton 72, teaches for San Diego City Schools as
a district itinerant and student consultant for deaf and
hard of hearing students in seven schools. He is also the
band director at James Madison High School. He is a
certified Educator of the Deaf, fluent in ASL.
Bob Randall 73, is now President of Lohmann
Tierzucht Inc. N.A., a German owned genetics compa-
ny. He and his wife, Mary Jo Martin Randall, 71,
have twin daughters, Kellv and Katie, who graduated
from Flagler College.
Brenda Weiss Staples 73, and her husband, Robert,
celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on May 22,
2001. They have one daughter, Mayfair, at home.
Dr. Dale White 73, is principle ttumpet with the St.
Cloud Symphony Orchestra and member of the
Riverside Brass Quintet. He is Professor of Brass and
director of the College of St. Benedict/St. John's
University Brass Choir and Wind Ensemble. This year
he will be conducting the Minnesota Intercollegiate
Honors Band and touring to the Bahamas with his col-
lege's Wind Ensemble.
Col. Bonnie Cassidy Cirrincione 74, become the
first woman to command the 78th Air Base Wing at
Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, GA. She is in
charge of civil engineering, airfield operations, medical
services, security forces and other quality-of-life areas at
the base. Her husband, Col. Joseph F. Cirrincione,
retired last August from the Air Force Reserves.
Patricia Lloyd-Sidle 74, resigned her position as coor-
dinator for global awareness and involvement in the
Worldwide Ministries Division of the Presbyterian
Church (USA) in order to become a mission co-wotker
for Cuba. She will coordinate the numerous partner-
ships between the PC(USA) and its presbyteries and con-
gregations and the Presbyterian Reformed Church in
Cuba. She continues to live in Louisville, KY, work out
of her home and travel to Cuba several times a year.
Rob Millner 74, lives in Independence, MO, where
he continues his second year as part-time preacher in
area retirement and nursing homes.
Mark Paschall 74, is now living in Houston, TX,
where he is with Business Interests, Inc.
Pat D'Alba Sabatelle 74, and her husband Michael
will celebrate 18 years of marriage in June 2002. Pat is
Vice President of Grizzard, and the company continues
to raise money for American Red Cross. She and
Michael teach Sunday school classes for high school stu-
dents at their church in Stone Mountain, GA.
Earl McMahan 75, resigned as head football coach at
William Blount High School in Blount County. He
plans to continue teaching at the school and hopes to
take college courses to become certified for educational
Bob Hines 76, is pastot of First Presbyterian Church
of Oakland, FL. Pat Jones Hines, 76, had her first
novel, "Making the Call," published by Avalon Books.
Sandy Chambers Reagan 77, was named a principal
of EnSafe Inc., an environmental and management
consulting company. She is branch manager of EnSafes
Knoxville office, which has grown to a staff of ten
under her leadership. She is also responsible for the
company's Blountville and Chattanooga branch offices
and a satellite office in Oak Ridge.
Elspeth Robertson Blakeman 78, and her husband,
Randolph, were honored at a dinnet for working with
the city of San Antonio for 20 years. She is a librarian
with the San Antonio Public Library and a member ot
the choir at St. Mark's Episcopal Church.
Gary A. Elrod 78, completed a second bachelor's
degree, BBA, in Human Resources from Athens State
University'. He is listed in "Who's Who Among Students
in Ametican Universities & Colleges" for 2001.
Debbie Kirk 78, will receive her doctor of ministry
degree from Union Seminary-PSCE in May 2002. She
will be seeking another call as a pastor.
Barbara L. George '81, has returned to the US with
her Honduran husband, after spending 3 1/2 years in
rural Honduras with the Peace Corps.
Julia Adams '82, is now an agent with Rainbow Realty
in Elizabethton, TN.
Mary Gravely Reinhardt '82, and her husband have
just opened their own law practice, Reinhardt &
Associates, PLC, in Lexington, KY.
Susan Spence Hill '83, works at the Florida School for
the Deaf and the Blind as a Recreation Therapy
Manager in the Deaf department.
Faith Thompson McClure '83, was promoted to shift
leader in the neuro intensive care unit of Ft. Sanders
Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. She and her
husband have two sons.
Kathy Walker Miller '83, was named Director of
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage in West Chestet, OH.
She and her husband live in Hamilton, OH, with theit
Tracy L. DePue '84, celebrated her tenth year as
Director of Music Ministry at Grace Presbyterian
Church in Piano, TX. In June 2001, she took the
youth choir of 75 members to Greece where they sang
and rang handbells in area churches.
Leslee Hay Kirkconnell '84, was awarded certification
as Certified Christian Educator for the Presbyterian
Church (USA). She is Director of Christian Education
at First Presbyterian Church in Gainesville, FL. She
also does training and helps to develop policy lor pre-
vention ot clergy sexual misconduct and child abuse for
the Ptesbytery of St. Augustine. She and her husband
were recently honored as Volunteers of the Year for
Stephen C. Foster Elementary School, where their son
is a 5th giader.
John Rush '84, writes that he is "still riding the love
tractor" on his farm in the foothills of the Smokies. He
is an environmental planner with SAIC.
Teresa Welch Caswell '85, was awarded JD and MBA
degrees from SMU in Dallas last May. She then passed
the Virginia Bar exam and is now judicial affairs coor-
dinator for Lunchburg College in Virginia. She sings
in the city's concert choir, does occasional freelance
writing and, with her husband, enjoys raising two sons.
Kevin G. Crothers '85, was named national examiner
for the Department of Energy's Performance Excellence
Award program. He is a partner with the Kepali Group,
LLC. He and his wife live in Mt. Pleasant, SC.
Steve Saylor '85, still enjoys working as a commercial
sales representative for Fitness Resource. He plans to
buy land and build a cabin in Amherst County, VA,
near the George Washington National Forest.
Richard F. Carver '86, was promoted to Assistant
Athletic Director at Bethany College, where he is head
baseball coach and head cross country coach. He has
become the President's Athletic Conference "win-
ningesr" baseball coach. His winning percentage of
.695 is second best in the 45 year history ot the PAC
Bud Watts '87, is now employed as a pilot with FedEx
out of Memphis. He married Laura Vanderwerff in
September 2000. They now live in Knoxville.
Tom Scott '88, wrires that he praises God for his new
life in Christ, begun in 1996. He and his wife,
Rebecca, celebrated their second year of marriage on
May 6, 2001. They live in Knoxville where he is a cus-
tomer service representative for U. S. Cellular.
Barbara L. Bolt '89, is currently putsuing a M.A. in
Literature at the University of Houston-Clear Lake.
Sybil Porter Owens '89, accepted the position of
Director of Human Resources with The Village at
Cook Springs. Myles Owens, '91, is Documenrarion
Manager for Revere, Inc. They live in Alabaster AL,
with their two children.
Leigh Emery Shearin '89, and het family live in
Clayton, NC. She is pursuing an Associates Degree in
Culinary Technology. Her first husband died June 13,
1999. She has two sons, William Thomas Lawtence,
III, and John Frederick Lawrence.
Mark Hurt '90, is Western Regional Manager for
Thomson Learning. He lives in Sacramento, CA.
Lori Chambers Howell '91, lives in Virginia. She is a
support manager with Wal-Mart in the Tire and Lube
Express. Her husband is attending school to prepare for
reaching. They have one son.
Scoval L. Blevins '92, is Associate Minister at Mt.
Olive Baptist Church in Morristown, TN, and plant
manager at Foamex International. He and his wife,
Yvette, have two children, Anton and Gabrielle.
Elithe Truett Carnes '92, is a systems analyst in the
Information Solutions Department of CTI, Inc. She
and her husband live in Friendsville, TN.
Ayseha Dastgir '94, is a research execurive wirh Sirius, a
marketing and social research firm. Sirius is affiliated
with IMRB, a leading Indian tesearch agency.
Nancy Allen Lassiter '94, became a charrer member of
a new greyhound adoption and placement organization
called The Carolina Greyhound Connecrion. Irs mis-
sion is to find homes for retired racing greyhounds and
others in need.
Sara Goelz Carey '95, still teaches history as adjunct
faculty at Roane State Community College in Crossville,
TN. She has also been the Coordinator tor Religious
Education at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church.
Lisa Hensley Gonzalez '95, and her husband live in
Maryville where she works for StaffingSolutions. Her
husband is an engineer wirh Srandard Aero.
Stephanie Fugate Teague '95, and her husband are
srarioned in Mannheim, Germany, where he is a
Captain in the U. S. Army. She is working tor Central
Texas College as an Educational Support Services
Program Manager. She oversees the Army testing pro-
gram for six military education centers in southwest
Elizabeth Waggoner '95, was accepted to the Air Force
Institute ot Technology at Wright Patterson AFB in
Ohio, where she is working on a Masrer's degree in
Contract Management. She is a contracting officer
with the USAF, currently stationed at Wright Patterson.
Todd Anderson '96, completed his MA in Political
Science at Central European University in Budapest,
Hungary in 1999. He has worked tor the United
Nations Transitional Administtation in East Timor and
tor the Otganization for Security and Co-operation in
Europe in Kosovo/Montenegro. He and his wife have
one child, Camila Maria, born Sept. 17, 2001.
Russell E. Perry '96, moved o Zurich in 2001 to join
the management team and head the product manage-
MC Bids Farewell to Former Faculty Member
Harry B. Price, chairman of the depart-
ment of economics and business at Maryville
College during the 1970s, died April 4 in Santa
Born to missionary parents in China in
1905, Price was educated at Davidson College
and Yale University. His career spanned teaching
and international diplomacy. After serving as
deputy director of the United Nations Relief
and Rehabilitation Administration in China and
working on the postwar reconstruction of
Europe undet the Marshall Plan, Price wrote a
highly acclaimed book entitled "The Marshall
Plan and its
Meaning" in 1955.
Price joined the
MC faculty in 1971,
after returning to the
States to retire.
He is survived
by one daughter, one
son, their spouses and families.
A memorial service was held April 28 at
First United Methodist Church in Pigeon Forge,
Tenn. Memorial gifts may be made to the
mem department of Spain's Telefonica Mobiles sub-
sidiary in Switzerland.
Kristie Johnson Toby '97, and her husband, Ryan,
expect their first child in June 2002. It will be their first
child together; Kristi's son, Evan Paschel, is excited
about becoming a big brother.
Matthew D. Webb '97, is an associate with the law
firm of Wimberly Lawson SeaJe Wright and Daves in
Matt Wilks '97, graduated with honors from Emory
University's Physician Assistant Program in December
2001. He works for Valdosta Orthopedic Associates in
Kara S. Buechele '98, teaches at Oak Ridge High
Andrice Jones Buettner '98, her husband and daugh-
tet live in West Palm Beach, FL. Thev are expecting
another child in August, 2002. Andrice is a financial
planner assistant with Barry Financial Group.
Hallie Burger Shankle '98, and her husband moved
back to Maryville from Columbus, MS. He is Director
of Marketing for U. S. Dentek. She is working with
Bush Brothers as the Business Analyst fot Brand
Leadership and New Product Development.
Rissa A. Miller '99, is spending a second vear travelling
around the Mid- West in a 15-person van with 10 othet
AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps mem-
bers. She writes that they are "doing amazing work on a
Laurie Brallier '00, is putsuing a master's degree in
Deaf Education at Western Maryland
College in Westminster, MD.
Jacqueline L Broeker '00, married
Tzvika Sapojnik in March 2000. After
living in Israel for a year, they moved
back to Maryville. She is working in the
CELL program at Maryville College.
Shannon Blair Brooks '00, has been
teaching English for two years at Seymour
High School in Seymour, TN.
Eric Daugherty '00, teaches and coaches
at Union Grove High School in
McDonough, GA. He plans to begin
wotk on a master's degree in International
Relations at Troy State University.
Tyrel J. Emory '00, is a teacher and coach
at Greenback Public School in Loudon
County, TN. He teaches 7th and 8th
grade science and coaches soccer, basket-
ball and football.
Amanda L McCarter '00, began gtadu
ate school at UT-Knoxville in the field of Public
Relations in the fall of 2001.
Emily B. McLemore '00, works for Marriott Business
Services and received two promotions during her first
eight months with the company. She can be contacted at
Claire O'Connor '00, will graduate from the University
ot Illinois at Chicago in May with a Master's in Social
Work. She plans to move back to Ireland after gradua-
tion where she will work as a therapist.
Rusty Walker '00, is a pharmaceutical sales tepresenta-
tive with Eli Lilly and Company.
Kristi Kell '01, accepted the position of cootdinatot of
Keep Blount Beautiful. The organization leads local
efforts to clean up and beautify the community includ-
ing River Rescue, Little River Cleanup, Adopt-a-Mile
programs and education programs.
Nikki Noto '01, teaches at Henry County Middle
School in Georgia. She is considering attending Agnes
Scott College to earn a master's in English Education.
Ashley D. Watson '01, enjoys the volunteer work with
Americorps NCCC She was a member of a fire team
that was called out to fight forest fires in Maryland and
Virginia, where she spent Thanksgiving 2001. Her team
later worked with the Salvation Army on the Christmas
Angel Tree project, which provides Christmas gifts for
Helena Farrar Packard '25, on Dec. 20, 2001, in
Hammonton, NJ. She was born in India, daughter of
missionaries. At age 12, she and her sister came to live
with an aunt in Hammonton. She attended MC ptep
school and College, then returned to live the rest of her
life in Hammonton, where she taught school. Survivors
include son, Raymond A. Packard, '50; and daughter,
Louise Packard Butler, '52.
Eleanor Collins Shrader '27, in Lexington, KY. She
was a retired teacher. Survivors include her daughter,
Joan Shrader Kuhn.
Dorothy J. Marshall '31, on May 21, 2001. She lived
in Limestone, TN, and was a retired teacher. Survivors
include a niece, Shirley Campbell.
Rev. Dr. Lynn Boyd Rankin '31, on Feb. 23, 2002, in
Rydal Park, PA. He had served Presbyterian churches in
Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Texas. He later served as
Stated Clerk of the Synod ot Texas United Presbyterian
Church, Executive Director of the Synod Foundation
and Tteasutet of both the Synod and the Foundation.
Survivors include his second wife; brother, Roy Rankin,
'40; two sons and their families; daughter Helen Rankin
Hall, '60; six grandchildren, one ot whom is Debora
Hall, '83; and tour great-gtandchildren. Burial was in
Denron, TX, beside his first wife, Jessie Marianne
Rankin, who died Dec. 26. 1982.
Evelyn Jo Roberts '32, on Sept. 17, 2001, in Winston-
Salem, NC. She was a retired educaror. MC was noti-
fied ot her death by Sandra Herndon.
Anne Trewhitt Hannah '33, on March 8, 2002, in a
nursing home in Bradenton, FL. She was preceded in
death bv het husband, Hugh H. Hannah, '55. Thev
were married more than 60 years. Survivors include a
son and his family, and several nieces and nephews.
Tom Graham 70 recently joined an expedition to visit historic bases that were once
used for Antarctic polar exploration. Graham wrote to the College:"We encoun-
tered lots of fascinating wildlife and narrowly escaped being trapped in the pack
ice well below the Antarctic Circle!" Despite his T-shirt advertisement (Tom said he
actually got warm negotiating through the birds), this alumnus said he could "find
no penguins who wanted a Tennessee mountain home on the Maryville campus!"
I rm.i Everett Pesterfield '33, on Jan. 19,
2002, in Maryville. She taught tor manv
years in Blount County schools and
founded Tom Thumb Schoolette, a fore-
runner to today's public kindergartens.
She was also active in Christian education
at First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her two sons and their
Roland A. Beck '34, on Dec. 30, 2001,
in Whittier, CA. He was retired from
Texaco Montebello Research Laboratory
and then was asked to join the Energy
Research and Development Agency in
Washington, DC. He later was a visiting
lecturer at the University of Edinburgh,
Scotland. Survivors include his wife of 67
years, Jean C. Beck; two sons, tour grand-
children and one great-grandchild.
Mildred Harris Tate Fleenor '35, on
March 15, 2002, in Redwood City, CA.
She was a native of Knoxville where she
was a librarian in the public schools for many years.
She moved to California in 1991 to be near her daugh-
ter. Survivors include her daughter and a grandson.
Michael J. Fogaris '36, on May 31, 1998. MC was
notified of his death by Olga Fogaris of Passaic, NJ.
Rev. Ralph M. Llewellyn '36, on Nov. 28, 2001, at
Bayonet Point Health and Rehabilitation Center in
Florida. He was a retired Presbyterian minister.
Survivors include his wife, Billie McCoy Llewellyn,
'36; three sons, one of whom is Thomas M. Llewellyn,
'67; and four grandchildren.
She taught French at Bearden High School, where her
flat-top classroom was famous for the replica of the
Eiffel Tower that students built on the root. Survivors
include two sons and their families.
Mary Alice Minear Hunt '41, on Nov. 26, 2001, in
Lakeland, FL. She was a member of the PEO
Sisterhood and a charter member of Coral Gables
Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her husband.
Rev. George Laird Hunt, '41; two sons and a daugh-
ter and their families; and sister, Nell Louise Minear
Rev. Dr. William F. MacCalmont
'36, on Feb. 7, 2002, in Warwick,
NY. He had served Presbyterian
churches in Pennsylvania, Ohio and
New York, and was president of
Westminster Choir College in
Princeton, NJ from 1956-62.
Survivors include two daughters and
their families, and sisters-in-law Grace
Proffitt McArthur '35 and Louise
Proffitt Haviland '40.
HendrikaTol'36, on Feb. 25, 2002,
in Maryville. She had been a missionary
in Guyana and was active in the
Maryville community, speaking in
churches and schools about her expe-
riences. Survivors include two broth-
ers and two sisters.
Florence Elizabeth Butman '37, on
Feb. 17, 2002, in Maryville. She was a
retired teacher and active in First United Methodist
Church of Maryville. Survivors include several nieces
Stanley "Skeeter" Shieds '39, on May 6, in Maryville.
He was the mayor of Maryville from 1967 until 1999.
(Publication deadlines would not permit a more exten-
sive obituary in this issue. The fall issue of FOCUS will
include a memorial tribute to Mr. Shields.)
Robert John Gillespie '38, on Nov. 11, 2001, in
Orangeburg, SC. Survivors include his wife, Harriet
Huffstetler Gillespie, '36; two sons, three grandchil-
dren and two step-grandchildren.
Ezelle Hayes Fugate Conway '41, on Feb. 6, 2002, in
Maryville. She taught in various schools and retired
from Blount County schools with 37 years of service.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Henry F.
Fugate and Sanford B. Conway. Survivors include son
and daughter-in-law, Steve and Pat Fugate, of Maryville;
a stepson and his family; and several grandchildren,
two of whom are grandchildren, Stephanie Fugate
Teague, '95 and Mark Fugate '98.
Ila Goad Hooker '41, on Feb. 13, 2002, in Knoxville.
Lisa-Kim Dolce 79 (second row, far right) hosted Maryville College students participating
in the Alternative Spring Break at her home in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. Students spent
March 10-15 in nearby Glenwood, volunteering at the Duvall Home for mentally chal-
lenged children and adults. In addition to sharing the MC connection with students, Dolce
also worked at Duvall Home after she graduated from college.
James M. Dracup '43, in 1993, in New York.
Survivors include his son, Richard Dracup.
Robert Morton '45, on Jan. 19, 2002. He left MC to
serve in rhe Marine Corps during WWII, and later in
the Korean war, retiring as a Captain. Survivors include
his wife, Natalie Yelton Morton, '43; a son and six
John W. Tyler '47, on Dec. 1, 2001, in Lancaster, PA,
following a stroke. He was a chemical engineer at
DuPont Inc. in Falling Waters, WV, and veteran of
WWII. Survivors include his
wife, two sons, three daughters
and their families.
Shirley Oshana Hall '48, on Jan
8, 2002, in Bradenton, FL. She
had been on a respirator for eight
days, due to respiratory failure
caused by ALS (Lou Gehrig's dis-
ease). She and her husband had
attended her 50th MC reunion
in 1998. Survivors include her
husband, Richard A. Hall, and
two daughters and their families.
Dr. Willis Sanderson '48, on
Dec. 3, 2001,inTempe,AZ. He
and his wife spent most of their
lives in Arizona, where he prac-
ticed medicine. He was an Elder
in the First Presbyterian Church
of Mesa and a Scout Master.
Survivors include his wife, five
Harry C. Pearson '41, on Nov. 21, 2001, in West
Palm Beach, FL. He attended MC for two years before
becoming a master carpenter for over 50 years.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Barbara; three
daughters and five grandchildren.
Eloise Zimmerman Rogers '41, on Dec. 10, 2001, in
Gainesville, FL. She was a retired teacher and active in
many community organizations. She received the 2000
Volunteer of the Year award from the Florida Retired
Educators Association. Survivors include two daughters
and three sons and theit families.
Ruth Perrin '42, on Feb. 7, 2002, in Knoxville. She
was a retired teacher who volunteered her time to help
children read. She was also a Fosrer Morher and Foster
Grandmother. Survivors include four foster children,
five foster grandchildren and sister, Frances Perrin
Virginia "Dolly" Stroebe Swanson '42, on Oct. 13,
2001, in Indianapolis. She was a retired teacher and
lived in Jackson, MI, for 45 years before moving to
Noblesville, IN. Survivors include her husband,
Kenneth A. Swanson; a son and daughter and their
children and their families.
Evelyn Vaughn Springer '48, on Oct. 10, 2001. She
was a rerired teacher and lived in Bonita Springs, FL.
Survivors include a daughter, Sherry Fasulka.
Rev. Arthur R Haaf '49, on Dec. 20, 2001, in
Newville, PA. He was a retired Presbyterian minister
and had served churches in Pennsylvania, Ohio and
West Virginia. Survivors include his wife of 5 1 years,
Esther Haaf; a sister and several nieces and nephews.
John Arthur Spears '49, on Dec. 22, 2001, at St.
Mary's Hospice Center in Knoxville. He was a retired
partner in Spears Furniture Store in Maryville and a
WWII veteran. Survivors include his wife; two daugh-
ters and a son, and their families; and brorher, Oliver
Annabelle Libby '52, on May 5, in Maryville. She
was a retired educator and former administrator at
MC. (Publication deadlines would not permit a more
exrensive obituary in this issue. The fall issue ol
FOCUS will include a memorial tribute to Ms. Libby.)
Richard "Jack" Waka '52, on Feb. 16, 2002, while
recuperating from surgery. Since a collision between his
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bicycle and a truck some years ago, he had been a para-
plegic. He had been a high school math teacher in
Melrose, MA. Survivors include his wife, Barbara
Clark Waka, '55, and a daughter
Richard E. Patton '53, on Dec. 1, 2001, in Charlotte,
NC. He and his wife were to attend a musical program
when he collapsed on the steps of the theater and could
not be revived. Survivors include his wife, Connie, four
children and their families.
Alfred E. Homan '54, on Nov. 7, 2001, in Greenport,
NY. Survivors include his wife, Susan.
Keith A. Day '61, on March 4, 2002, in Russellville,
OH. He had been in the hospital, but was at home at
the time of his death. Survivors include his wife, Joyce,
and three children. The funeral service was held at the
Presbyterian Church in Russellville.
Robert Reichenbach '62, on March 7, 2002, in
Brielle, NJ. He was retired from the New Jersey State
Department or Personnel. Survivors include his aunt,
William R. Yeats '62, on Feb. 12, 2002. He is remem-
bered in Philadelphia for his work with Presbyterian
Homes and Services, a housing agenq' for the elderlv.
He was a Presbvterian minister and was pastot of the
Woodland Avenue Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia
for 32 years.
Buddy Lynn Stinnett '66, on Dec. 17, 2001, of a
heart attack. He and his family lived in Crossville, TN.
He was retired. Survivors include his wife, Gail Smith
Stinnett, '65; a daughter, son, and two grandchildren.
Linda Palmer Greenwald '67, on Feb. 23, 2002, in
Harriman, NY, where she was a registered nurse.
Joyce Reimers Smith '69, on Nov. 10, 2001, in
Jonesboro, GA. She worked for SmithKline Beecham
Clinical Lab Inc. Survivors include her husband, Gary;
eighteen-year-old son, Jonathan; parents and brother
and several nieces and nephews.
Rev. Gary Paul Lankford '81, on Feb. 18, 2002, in
Kingsport, TN. He lived in Fall Branch, where he was
pastor of Fall Btanch United Methodist Church and
Logan's Chapel Methodist Church. Survivors include
his wife, Susan Williams Lankford, '80; parents, Paul
and Edna Lankford of Maryville; a brother and rwo
sisters and their families.
Terri Vichich Williams '93, on March 9, 2002, in
Florida while she and her husband were scuba diving.
She had been married for six months to Alan Williams.
They lived in Maryville where she was a physical thera-
pist at House-call Home Health Cate. In addition to
her husband, survivors include her mother; two broth-
ers and theit families.
Elizabeth Bixler Cruze '59, to Joe Fortunate Sept.
Cynthia Blanchard '64, to Thomas Kittle, July 14,
Nancy L. Arn '67, to Rolley E. "Buddy" Worrel, Oct.
Janet L. Bogle '67, to Ed Lowry, March 31, 2001.
Linda Keeble '69, to James T. Hartley, Sept. 1, 2001.
Susan Spence '83, to Tom Hill, Nov. 24, 2001.
Glenn "Bud" Ferrell Watts, Jr. '87, to Laura Elizabeth
VanderwerfT, Sepr. 15,2001.
Leigh Emery Lawrence '89, to Jeffrey Portet Shearin,
Feb. 7, 2001.
Lisa Hensley '95, ro Juan Gonzalez, Sept. 9, 2001.
Elizabeth Waggoner '95, to Rick Grau, June 20, 2001.
Todd Anderson '96, to Lucia Benard, April 7, 2001.
Jennifer Woodhouse '97, to Michael Santiago III,
Andrice Jones '98, to Kris Buettner, Sept. 2, 2000.
Sung Lee '98, to Eunjin Park, Feb. 24, 2002.
Angie Lwis '98, to Jason W. Chidester, Oct. 13, 2001.
Rennay Stephens '98, to Spencer Beaty, '99. July 7,
Christie Merritt McCIanahan '99, to Jason Scott
Patrick, '98, Oct. 15,2001.
Shannon Reneau Blair '00, to |ohn Knight Brooks,
Aug. 4, 2001.
Sonya Moore '00, to Richard Richmond, May 19, 2001.
Teresa Dibble '01, to Scott Hicks, June 16, 2001.
Emily Robbins '01, to Jeff King, March 15, 2002.
Erin Crawford Russell '01, to Christopher Warren
McCarty, '01, Nov. 17,2001.
Erin Marie Taylor '01, to Aaron Dale Huffstetler,
Dec. 28, 2001.
Marianne Harrison Bowman '75, and her husband,
David, twins, son, John Erwin; and daughter, Devorah
Ruth, Jan. 25, 2002, their 3rd and 4th children.
Louise Donahue Albino '85, and her husband, Aaron,
twin sons, Samuel Hamilton Ka Kai Alii and Garrison
Donahue Kahiliaulani, Oct. 22, 2001.
Amy McLeod Beisner '88, and her husband, Bryan, a
daughter, Shelby Breann, Feb. 14, 2001, their fifth child.
Doug McCarty '88, and Tracy Morris McCarty, '89,
a daughter, Lydia Ruth, Jan. 14, 2002, their first child.
Elizabeth Prior Shashaty '88, and her husband, Ray, a
daughter, Anisa Grace, Feb. 18, 2002, their fourth child.
Hank Snyder '90, and Kristi Mikles Snyder, '93, a
daughter, Maci Jane, Jan. 6, 2002, their second child.
Ginger Chapman Teaster '93, and her husband,
Kenny, a son, Huntet Dylan, Jan. 4, 2002.
Ryan Riggins '94, and his wife, Kristi, a son, Mason
Heath, Oct. 7, 2001.
Alyson Dockery Colclough '95, and her husband,
Phillip, a son, Myers, Mar. 17, 2001.
Peggy Smith Stone '95, and her husband, Jeff, a son,
Zachary Yates, Dec. 22, 2001, their first child.
Sarah Stevenson Hatfield '97, and her husband,
Scott, a daughter, Kathetine Jane, Aug. 30, 2001.
Holly Anderson King '97, and her husband, Steve, a
son, Pevton Reese, Jan. 15, 2001, their second child.
Barbara L. George '81, and her husband, Wenceslao
Feb. 9, 2002.
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kept on file, but will riot be mailed back to you. (We
request thot you not send Polaroid pictures.) You may also
e-moil digital photos to us. These must be 300 dpi, color
images - JPEG or EPS format preferred. Whether you moil
or e-moil photos to us, please be suie to include identifi-
cation of folks in the image and o brief description of the
occasion. Due to limited space, the editorial staff may not
be able to include oil submissions. So get out your
camera.. .and send in those pictures!
Mail photos fo: Alumni Office, Maryville College,
502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway,
Maryville, TN 37804
E-mail photos to:
FOCUS Summer \
502 E. LAMAR ALEXANDER PKY.
MARYVILLE, TN 37804-5907
502 E. LAMAR ALEXANDER PKY.
MARYVILLE, TN 37804-5907
502 E. LAMAR ALEXANDER PKY
MARYVILLE, TN 37804-5907
What's Going On In Your Life?
A new job, a new home, a wedding or birth of a child? Please take a few minutes to let us know about the latest developments in your
life by filling out this card for the Class Notes section of FOCUS.
Home Phone ( ) Office Phone ( )
Job Title Company
Marital Status Spouse's Name .
Class Notes News:
Do You Know A Prospective Maryville Student?
Alumni and friends play an important role in our recruiting efforts by giving us the name of prospective students. Our success in
recruiting record freshmen classes is due in part to your help. Please take the time to complete this card and drop it in the mail. We
look forward to another successful recruiting year, thanks to your input.
Mr. or Ms
Student's High School Student's Date of Graduation
Would You Like To Be An Alumni Ambassador?
Alumni and friends play an important role in our recruiting efforts by attaending college fairs and calling prospective students. If you
would like to help represent Maryville College in your hometown, please complete this form and drop it in the mail. We look forwad
to another successful recruiting year.. .thanks for your help!
Mr. or Ms Maiden Name
City, State, Zip
Phone Graduation Year
Autumn falls across the land, the gathering hour is close at hand.
Alumni call in search of dates to finalize their traveling mates.
And whosoever shall be found without gray hair or extra pounds
Must stand and face the "hows" of friends and smile inside the camera's lens.
The bagpipe drone is in the air, The call of every Fighting Scot.
And garnet leaves from maple trees are floating down to taunt and tease.
And though you thought to stay away your memories shine as silver....
For no Maryvillian can resist the schedule of the Thriller.
Alumni Citation, Young Alumni Award Winners Announced
Dr. Harold N. Cones '65 Sheridan "Dan" H. Greaser '60 William F. Lukens '91
Susie Martin Shew '52
John Shew '51
Parking on campus for a year: $36.00
Buying textbooks for one semester: $350.00
Investing in the dreams of Mikey and Amanda? Priceless
This year, Mikey and Amanda received scholarship aid
from Maryville College. That means investment
and support from people just like you are helping them
achieve their educational dreams.
Do something today that is truly priceless.
Make a gift to the Maryville College Annual Fund.
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