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SUMMER 2006 




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With plans to, ^..,,. 
i36-year-ol(l Anderson 
HaJl on the horizon, we 
step hack lo rcmemher 

its origins, ceiehrale 
its architecture and 
share the cherished 
memories that alumni 
created within its walls. 


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DC oUKt I CJ check out the online edition 
of FOCUS, where we have posted additional and 
expanded content related to Anderson Hall, our 
cannpus icon, and other College happenings. 

y\s\X and dick on the FOCUS 
icon to see: 

m More Anderson Hall memories submitted 
by alumni, faculty and staff 

■ Panoramic, "virtual reality" photos of the 
inside of Anderson Hall and its bell tower 
and a 360-degree view of the campus and 
city from atop the tower 

Interviews with MC legends Art Bushing '43 
and Martha Hess '67 and principal architect 
Duane Grieve 

■ More photos and 
illustrations of 

Anderson Hall through the years 

■ Readers' responses to the Winter 2006 
issue of FOCUS 

I The usage guidelines for the College Woods 

I The complete story of student trips to the 
hurricane-ravaged coast of Mississippi 

I An excerpt from Kim Trevathan's book, Coldhearted River 

. lie smre to M im toaow wlia,t yon think 
about the oiiliie edition of FOCUS! 


Campus topiary? ... 

The College's archival photographs reveal that the 
landscaping on cannpus has changed quite a bit over 
the years, but this image - and the unique topiaries - 
caught our attention. We have our suspicions about 
the details in this photo, but we'd appreciate some 


What is the "message" in these shrubs? On what side 
of Anderson Hall was this located? When and how 
long did these topiaries exist? Who maintained them? 

If you know the answers to any of the above 
questions, write to us at: 
or FOCUS, Maryville College 
502 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37804 

From Our Readers: 

We asked for it, and we £fot it! 

Barely had the Winter 2006 
FOCUS been sent to the mail- 
house when we began receiving 
answers to our questions about 
an old slide once used by the 
CoUege's Admissions Office. 
The only notation printed on 
this slide was the word 

Pauline Hudspeth Wood '40 called first to let us know that her 
daughter, Amy Wood Salazar '74, was in the photo (second fi-om 
left:), and her fiiend, Beth Buchanan '74, was third fi-om left. She 
told us that the trip was to Arizona during Interim, a fact confirmed 
by six other aliunni. Bradford Hague '74 reported tliat the female 
on the left was Darcy PhiUips. Because of the picture quality, no one 
could positively identify the students on the right, but Buchanan did 
e-mail us to share her "best guess" for the student second from 
right: M. Margaret Jefferson '74. Most replies indicated that the 
photo was taken in November or December, 1972 or 1973. 

In his e-mail, Hague explained that the Interim class was entitied 
"Desert Ecology," and that the photo was taken at Organ Pipe 
Cactus National Monument. Organized by the late Dr. A. 
Randolph Shields '34, the course was intended for biology 
majors, but other students enrolled. "This educational immersion 
was one of the greatest learning experiences that 1 had at Maryville 
College," he wrote. "1 am certain that those of us who were on 
this trip still remember the night we spent on the sand dunes near 
Yuma, Calif., getting blasted by a terrific wind storm. I had to 
bury my litde nylon mountain tent in the sand during the middle 
of the night to prevent it from getting shredded. Fortunately, 
Alike Wenkstern '75 and John Sortino '75 had room in their 
heavy-duty canvas tent for me." 

As for our question "Can you safely lean against a cactus?" Hague 
answered: "1 actually remember when the photo was taken. The 
intent was to appear as if they were leaning on the Organ Pipe 
Cactus, when, indeed, they were not." 

Tom Taylor '70, who was on the biology department faculty with 
Shields and accompanied him on two Interim trips to Arizona, e- 
mailed us with much of the same information, but added that in 
the early 1970s, various off-campus trips were organized so that 
biology majors could experience a temperate forest ecosystem, a 
desert ecosystem, a coral reef ecosystem and a semitropical swamp 
ecosystem by the time they graduated. 

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Male and 
female students 
lounge on the 
lawn outside 
Anderson Hall in this photo 
taken sometime between 1898 
and T913, as evidenced by the 
existence of a two-story 
Fayerweather Hall in the distance 
(third story added in 1913). 

Scots' Athletic Honor Roll 


Several MC teams enjoyed winning seasons in 2006-2007, and numerous student-athletes 
received individual awards for their athletic and academic performances. 

7 Biochemistry Majors Incorporate 
Nanotechnology into Senior Studies 

With their studies of tiny particles, Damon DeLeon '06 and Josh 
French '06 made big impressions with MC advisors and medical- 
school faculty. 

9 After the Storm 

Three separate Mar^aille College student groups made 
service trips to the hurricane-ravaged coast of Mississippi 
this year, witnessing both devastation and resilience. 

13 Celebrating Our Icon: 
Anderson Hall 

Alumni share memories of professors, life- 
changing classes, sweethearts, successes and 
setbacks experienced in the old building. A 
timeline explains what makes Anderson historic. 

2 Message from the President 

3 Campus News 
10 Faculty News 
24 Class Notes 


''I am confident that 
I understand better 

what this College is 
all about - and 

what it stands for - 
because of those ei^ht 
years in Anderson.^' 

Greetings from the Maryville College campus! 

Anyone driving down Washington Street headed 
toward the Smoky Mountains sees it rising against the 
sky, the American flag fluttering in the breeze - the 
Anderson Hall tower. Many alumni see it, wherever 
they are, in their mind's eye, the persistent memory of 
a place and time that changed their lives forever. 
Anderson Hall, the first building on the present cam- 
pus of Maryville College. Anderson Hall, the icon of a 
venerable institution. 

I spent eight years in Anderson Hall, my first eight 
years at Maryville College. It was the last eight years 
of a 131 -year history of service as the location of the 
president's office. I'm glad I had that opportimity 
before the office moved to Fayerweather Hall. I am 
confident that I understand better what this College is 
all about - and what it stands for - because of those 
eight years in Anderson. 

My first tour of the building was in the spring of 
1993, when I wandered up and down staircases and 
through the hallways, puzzled by the massive vault 
door on the first floor, peering into classrooms on the second and third floors, 
speaking to Martha Hess in the Registrar's office and other faculty and staff 
members along the way. I lived for almost two decades in Charleston, S.C., and 
I like old buildings. Indeed, a great portion of my career has been spent in aging 
academic buildings, and I felt right at home in Anderson. I liked the wavy, 
antique window glass. I liked the woodwork coated thickly with layer upon layer 
of paint. I liked the sense of history that permeated the place. 

At the end of eight years the romance of historic Anderson Hall was, I con- 
fess, mitigated by the realities of living there. The floors creaked. The vault door 
kept the carpet raveled. One learned to be philosophical about working in an 
enviroiunent that was almost always too hot or too cold. The electrical system 
was unreliable and cause for uneasiness. There were occasional leaks and a cer- 
tain mustiness. Now and then a stray bat flew down out of the attic. 

This spring I went with a small group on another tour of Anderson Hall, this 
time with Dr. Arthur Bushing '43 as a guide. He took us through the building 
floor by floor, identifying the classrooms that belonged to Dr. Orr and Mrs. Cum- 
mings and other Maryville College legends. We heard stories of pranks fi-om the 
past, saw where walls had gone up and come down as needs changed and where 
doors had been converted to windows and windows to doors. "Art," I said to our 
guide, "I wish I had asked you to give me this tour when I first arrived in 1993." 
Some of Anderson Hall's rich and long history is chronicled in this issue of 
FOCUS. The following pages display numerous old photos of the building and 
relate fond memories shared by alumni. You can read also about the Anderson 
Hall of today and what is necessary to preserve it for the fiature. 

Anderson Hall is the oldest building on campus. It has served faithfiilly for 
1 36 years. It is our proud symbol, but in poor condition. With all those who 
care about it, I look forward to the renovation. HB 


Dr. Gerald W. Gibson 


Mark E. Cate 

Vice President for 
Advancement and Finance 

Karyn Adams 

Director of Communications 

Karen Beaty Eldridge '94 

Director of News and 
Public Information 


Mary Workman 
Publications Manager 


Ken Tuck '54 

Roanoke, Virginia 


Sylvia Smith Talmage '62 

Oak Ridge, Tennessee 

Vice President 

Carol Callaway-Lane '92 
Nashville, Tennessee 
Recording Secretary 

Judy M. Penry '73 

Knoxville, Tennessee 

Past President 

CLASS OF 2006 

Tammy Taylor Blaine '89 
Don Hickman '70 
Patricia Jones '55 
Adriel McCord '00 
Danny Osborne '76 
Kristine Tallent '96 
Lee Taylor '77 

CLASS OF 2007 

Rick Carl '77 

Ibby Shelley Davis '68 

Carrie Osikowicz Eaton '67 

Jeff Flickinger '87 

Heidi Hoffecker '89 

Erin Palmer '99 

Pat D'Alba Sabatelle '73 

John Trotter '95 


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CLASS OF 2008 

Marvin Beard '67 

Jeff Denton '87 

Clara Gowans Hardin '57 

Carl Lindsay, Jr. '50 

Kathy Mayurnik Nenninger '73 

Adam Ray '97 

Aundra Ware Spencer '89 

Harold Turner '03 


camp s news 


DARE TO EMBRACE a compelling theme for your life and 
dare to rise above failures, setbacks and shortcomings. 

This was the advice to Maryville College's Class of 2006 from 
Dr. Robert Mahley '63, president of The J. David Gladstone Insti- 
tutes, who received an honorary degree from the College and deliv- 
ered the commencement address May 21 on the campus grounds. 

In his address entided "Dare to Fly with the Eagles," Mahley 
shared observations that he and wife Linda Kenzie Mahley '64 
made during a lunch they hosted for some seniors in the College's 
Proffitt Dining Room April 23. Mahley, who lives and works in 
San Francisco, Calif., said he "needed to know what the 2006 
graduating class and Maryville College were really like today" in 
preparing his remarks. "We were gready inspired by their vision 
and sharing," he said of the seniors. 

Interwoven into Mahley's address was information about the grad- 
uates, their plans for the ftiture and their own answers to his questions 
regarding the students' collected values, aspirations and fears. 

In daring students to embrace a compelling theme for thefr Uves, 
Mahley offered three pieces of advice for preventing a mediocre 
life: "Stay focused. Refuse to be average. Serve a noble cause." 

In daring them to rise above failures, setbacks and shortcomings, 
he reminded them that Albert Einstein was 4 years old before he 
could speak and 7 before he could read. He reminded them that 
Thomas Edison failed repeatedly before inventing a light bulb that 

"Like the eagle, there comes a time 
to leave the nest - Maryville College - 
and to soar, to enter the world," he 
said. "You have, God willing, 50 to 60 
more years of life ahead of you. Carl 
Sandburg once said, 'Time is the 
coin of your life. Time is the 
only coin that you have, and 
only you can determine how it 
will be spent.'" 



2006. (BELOW) GRA 



HONOR GUARD fop;. -e: ; 





A LARGE CROWD of people turned out 
for a press conference announcing plans 
for a redesigned Civic Arts Center that will 
be built as a result of a partnership 
between Maryville College and the cities 
of Maryville and Alcoa. 

Maryville City Mayor Joe Swann, Alcoa 
City Mayor Don Mull, Maryville College 
President Dr. Gerald Gibson and Clayton 
Homes CEO Kevin Clayton all spoke at the 
May 1 2 event that took place outside the 
College's Fine Arts Center. Applause from 
the crowd followed the unveiling of a full 
rendering of the redesigned Civic Arts Cen- 

ter by Gibson, Swann, 
Mull and Clayton. 

The size and scope 
of the Center are 
smaller than the previ- 
ously planned version 
(one that incorpo- 
rated Blount County's participation) but 
the core features of the project remain 
unchanged. A site plan, also unveiled, dis- 
played how renovation of portions of the 
College's existing Fine Arts Center would 
be integrated instead of razing the entire 

The revised price tag of an estimated 
$42 million allowed the College, Maryville 
City, and City of Alcoa to maintain their 
previous contribution levels; $20 million 
(plus land), $9.38 million, $3.75 million, 
respectively. Federal funds will contribute 
$6.8 million and approximately $2 million 

will come from state monies. 

A handout provided to those in atten- 
dance detailed that the redesigned facility 
would include a 1,000-seat performance 
hall, 250-seat recital hall, grand lobby 
offering a 250-capacity dining area, out- 
door arts plaza with 450-seating capacity, 
flexible theatre and art galleries. Office, 
studio, classroom and rehearsal space are 
also included to serve the needs of the 
College, as well as community and educa- 
tional organizations. A 30-person advisory 
board, composed of individuals from the 
College, cities and community, will over- 
see the Center's operation. 

Although specific dates for breaking 
ground on the new Center are yet to be 
determined, the College and cities hope 
to begin the construction phase of the 
project in the summer of 2007 with a tar- 
get opening date of fall 2009. 




Overall record: 13-28; Conference record: 3-8 
Great South Athletic Player Awards: 

Eric Hite- 1st Team 
IVlatt Johnson - All-Freshman Team 
Ryan Kinsler- 1st Team 
Ben Peters - All-Freshman Team 
Adam Rosen - 1st Team 

Academic All-Conference Honorees: Pete Her- 
bert, Kent Hogan, Ryan Kinsler, Jason Lambert, 
Kevin McKeethan, Michael Spratling 
Great South Players of the Week: 
Adam Rosen - Feb. 15, 2006 
Ben Peters - March 21, 2006 
ABCA All-South Region Performer: 
Adam Rosen 

2006 Jewish Sports Review Ail-American: 
Adam Rosen 
Career Milestones: 

Most Doubles in a Season (16) - Ben Peters 
Most RBIs in a Season (45) - Ben Peters 



Overall Record: 21-8; Conference Record: 7-3 
Season Successes: Regular-season conference 
co-championship. Great South Conference tour- 
nament runners-up; eighth consecutive trip to 
at least second round of NCAA national tourna- 
ment (NCAA record) 
Great South Player Awards: 
Monte Calloway - 1st Team, Samuel Coppage - 
All-Freshman Team, Bobby Golden - 2nd Team 
Bo Mason - 2nd Team, Andrew Shumate - All- 
Freshman Team 

Great South Players of the Week: 
Bo Mason - Nov. 11, 2005; Jan. 10, 2006 
Bobby Golden - Dec. 13, 2005 
Monte Calloway -Jan. 18, 2006 
Academic All-Conference Honoree: Greg Martin 


Overall Record: 23-7; Conference Record: 14-0 
Season Successes: Regular-season conference 
championship; conference tournament champi- 
onship; NCAA national tournament 
Great South Player Awards: Natalie Munday - 
2nd Team, All-Freshman Team, Conference 
Tournament MVP Andrea Plemons - 1st Team 
Melissa Uner - 2nd Team 
Academic All-Conference Team: Charise Bain, 
Summer Dalton, Katie Parton, Beth Reed, Kim 
Seal, Koral Stache 
Career Milestones: 
Joining the 1 ,000-Point Club - Charise Bain 



Season Success: Conference championship 

Great South Player Awards: 

Brandon Corpening - 1st Team, All-Freshman 
Team, Runner of the Year, Austin Newsom - All- 
Freshman Team, Joe Norskov- 1st Team 
Stephen Shankles - 1st Team, All-Freshman Team, 
Matthew Swan - 1st Team, All-Freshman Team 
Academic All-Conference Team Honorees: 
Brandon Corpening, Travis Groth, Stephen 
Shankles, Zak Weaver 

Career Milestones: Wayne Dunn '80 named 
Great South Conference Men's Cross Country 
Coach of the Year 


Season Success: Conference runner-up 
Great South Player Awards: 

Amy Dail - 1 st Team, Sasha Mkhitaryan - All- 
Freshman Team, Hannah Simmons- 1st Team, 
All-Freshman Team, Freshman Runner of the Year 
Academic All-Conference Team Honorees: 

Allison Barker, Amy Dail 


Season successes: First year that the College 
has fielded a complete team (at least one rider 
at each level); IHSAZoneS, Region 1, High Point 
Team (first time the club has earned top honors); 
competition in the Intercollegiate Horse Show 
Association's Tournament of Champions 
Collegiate Team Tournament in Harrisburg, Pa. 
(first time in club's history) 

Team honors: Zone 5, Region 1 - Champion 

Team, Zone 5 - National Championship 

Qualifier, National Championship -Tied for 

1 1th place 

Individuals: Maryville College High Point Rider: 

Allyson Ketron, Maryville College Reserve High 

Point Riders: Sarah Fogle and Ashley Tardiff 

Regional Championship Qualifiers: 

Catherine Amrich - Intermediate Flat and 

Intermediate Fences 

Jessica Drake - Intermediate Flat and Novice 


Sarah Fogle -Open Fences 

Nikki Gorsuch -Walk/Trot/Canter 

Krista Hilzinger- Walk/Trot 

Ally Ketron - Novice Flat 

Kim MacLennan - Walk/Trot 

Stephanie McLain - Intermediate Fences, 

Intermediate Flat 

Frankie O'Fallen - Walk/Trot/Canter 

Julie Pate - Walk/Trot 

Katy Spicer - Walk/Trot/Canter 

Ashley Tardiff - Open Fences and Intermediate 


Zone Championship Qualifiers: 

Jessica Reinagle Drake - 1st in Novice Fences 

Kim MacLennan - 2nd in Walk/Trot 

Julie Pate - 3rd in Walk/Trot 

Krista Hilzinger - 6th in Walk/Trot 

National Championship Qualifiers: 

Jessica Reinagle Drake - 10th in Novice Fences 
Kim MacLennan - 8th in Walk/Trot 
National Championship Team: 

Caitlyn LaLonde - Open Fences 

Sarah Fogle - Open Flat 

Allyson Ketron - Intermediate Fences, 

Intermediate Flat 

Katy Spicer- Novice Fences 

Nikki Gorsuch - Novice Flat 

Kim MacLennan - Walk/Trot/Canter 

Chelsey Johnson - Walk/Trot 


Overall Record: 3-7; Conference Record: 2-5 
Post-Season Accolades: USA South 
Conference Fall Sportsmanship Award 
USA South Player Awards: 

Andrew Crawrford - Honorable Mention 
Offensive Line 

J.R. Geld - Honorable Mention Defensive Back 
Justin Jackson - 2nd Team Wide Receiver 
Justin Price- Honorable Mention Quarterback 
Derek Rang - Honorable Mention Linebacker 
Scott Stevens - Honorable Mention Linebacker 
Colby Townsend - 1st Team Defensive Tackle 
USA South Players of the Week: 
Justin Price (Offense) - Sept. 19 
Matt Price (Defense) - Sept. 19 
Colby Townsend (Defense) - Nov. 7 
Travis Addison (Def. Rookie) - Nov 7 Teams of the Week 
Justin Jackson (Offense) - H'Coming 
Colby Townsend (Defense) - Week 9 
Matt Price (Defense) - Sept. 19 



Overall Record: 1 5-5-2; Conference Record: 

Season Successes: Regular-season conference 
championship, conference tournament champi- 
onship, advance to Sweet 16 round of NCAA nation- 
al tournament (best ever season in school history) 
Great South Player Awards: 
Johnny Black - 1st Team, Evan Giordano - 1st 
Team, Adam Gutzman - 1st Team, Travis 
Hawkins - 1 st Team, Jeffrey Lisea - All- 
Freshman Team, Joe McGroom - 1st Team, 
Freshman of the Year, Kyle Prince - All- 
Freshman Team, John Sowell - 1st Team, Player 
of the Year, Justin Timmerman - Conference 
Tournament MVP, Gabe Turner - All-Freshman 
Team, Caleb Whitworth - 2nd Team 
Great South Players of the Week: 
Joe McGroom - Sept. 15, 2005 
Drew Davenport - Sept. 23, 2005 
Evan Giordano - Oct. 18, 2005 
Adam Gutzman - Oct. 30, 2005 


Academic All-Conference Honorees: 

Johnny Black, Drew Davenport, Evan 

Giordano, Drew Norman 

NSCAA All-South Region Honors: 

Adam Gutzman - 3rd Team 
John Sowell - 2nd Team 
Career Milestones: Most Shutouts in a 
Season (11) - Adam Gutzman, IVIost Career 
Shutouts (33) - Adam Gutzman, 200th Win 
With the Men's Program - Pepe Fernandez 
(against Fisk University, Sept, 23, 2005), 
Pepe Fernandez named Great South 
Conference Soccer Coach of the Year 


Overall Record: 15-4-1; Conference 
Record: 11-0-1 

Season Successes: Regular-season confer- 
ence championship, conference tourna- 
ment championship, NCAA national tour- 
nament, NSCAA Team Academic Award, 
NSCAA Team Ethics and Sportsmanship 

Great South Player Awards: 
Beth Bailey - 1 st Team, Conference 
Tournament MVP, Rachel Brubaker - 1st 
Team, Jessica Casler - All-Freshman Team 
Kaitie Fernandez - All-Freshman Team 
Sarah Harmon - 1st Team, Freshman of the 
Year, Heather Mathis - 2nd Team 
Sarah Powell - 1st Team, Rachel Rushworth 
- 1 St Team, Player of the Year 
Lindsay York - 2nd Team 
Great South Players of the Week: 
Rachel Rushworth - Oct. 9, 2005 
Sarah Harmon - Oct. 23, 2005 
Academic All-Conference Team: Beth 
Bailey, Rachel Brubaker, Christin Marshall, 
Rachel Rushworth, Heather Mathis, Kelsea 
Morse, Mary Sullivan, Alison Wolfe 
NSCAA All-South Region Honors: 
Rachel Rushworth - 2nd Team 
Co-Sida Academic Ail-American Regional 
Team: Rachel Rushworth 
NSCAA Academic All-South Team: 
Beth Bailey Rachel Brubaker, Heather Mathis 
Career Milestones: Most Shutouts in a 
Season (1 1) - Lindsay York 


Overall Record: 21-23; Conference 

Record: 8-6 

Great South Player Awards: 

Katie Beckham - All-Freshman Team 
Amanda Rader - All Freshman Team 



Overall Record: 8-10; Conference 

Record: 3-4 

Great South Player Award: 

Brittany Sexton - All-Freshman Team 

Academic All-Conference Team: Mary 
Catherine Moore, Ellie Paynter 


Overall Record: 12-8; Conference 

Record: 3-1 

Season Success: Conference tournament 


Great South Player Awards: 

Yumihito Takebuchi -All-Freshman Team, 

Freshman of the Year, Brady Neal/Brent 

Pesterfield -All-Conference Doubles 

Brady Neal - All-Conference Singles 

Academic All-Conference Team: 

Matthew Berra, Brent Pesterfield 

Great South Players of the Week: 

Chris Haun — March 26, 2006, April 2, 2006 


Overall Record: 28-13; Conference 
Record: 13-1 

Season Successes: Regular-season confer- 
ence championship, conference tourna- 
ment championship 
Great South Player Awards: Katie Durden 

- All-Freshman Team, Jennifer Francescon 

- All-Conference Team, Kate Poeppelman 

- All-Conference Team, Player of the Year, 
Jennifer Seivers - All-Conference Team, 
Rachael Skerczak - All-Freshman Team, 
Freshman Player of the Year 

Great South Players of the Week: 

Kate Poeppelman - Sept. 19, 2005; Oct. 24, 

2005, Jennifer Francescon - Sept. 26, 2005 

Academic All-Conference Honorees: 

Stephanie Gibson, Mary Catherine Moore, 

Kate Poeppelman 

Career Milestones: 

Joining the 1,000 Kill Club and the 1,000 

Dig Club - Jennifer Francescon 


Overall record: 5-6; Mid-Atlantic Confer- 
ence: 3-1 
All-Americans (at NCWA Nationals): 

Andrew Crawford 

New Freshman Overall Record Set: 

Andrew Crawford, 44-4, 235/285 lbs. 

All-MAC Conference Team and National 

Qualifiers: Andrew Crawford, (1st) 235 lbs. 

Donnie Floyd, Jr. 165 lbs. 

Scott Gillespie, (6th) 197 lbs. 

Daniel Gregory, (6th) 149 lbs. 

JoeGunter, Jr., (6th) 157 lbs. 

Kyle Lofty, (4th) 285 lbs. 

Austin Newsom, (6th) 174 lbs. 

Jon Shannon, (2nd) 197 lbs. 

Scott Wesselman, (2nd) 184 lbs. 

Career Milestone: Best record posted by 

a freshman (44-4) - Andrew Crawford 


left, presents the J.D. 
Davis Award to Heather 
Mathis '06, while J. 
Dillon Davis "79, right, 
son of the legendary 
coach, presents the 
award to Jed West "06 
during the College's 
Leadership Awards 


Heather Mathis '06 and 
Jed West '06 were 
named recipients of the 
2006 J.D. Davis Award at 
the College's annual 
Leadership Awards Ceremony held April 27. The 
highest honor given to a senior student-athlete at 
the College, the award seeks to honor those who 
exhibit leadership, athletic ability, Christian values 
and academic achievement. Mathis, the daughter 
of Barry Mathis '80 and Lynn McGowan Mathis 
'80, was a four-year member of the Scots soccer 
team. West, the son of John and Janet West of 
Maryville, was a standout first baseman and desig- 
nated hitter on the Scots baseball team. 


The Great South Athletic Conference awarded its 
2005-2006 Presidents' Cups, and ManAille Col- 
lege swept both of the men's and women's cumula- 
tive honors. It is the second straight year Mar^fxille 
has swept the awards. 

The Mar\'\'ille men garnered 450 points and fin- 
ished 35 pouits ahead of runner-up LaGrange to 
win the award for the third straight year. The Scots 
earned 100 points for winning the conference tide in 
men's cross counoy and soccer. They did not finish 
lower than third in the three other championships. 

The Maryville women claimed their second 
straight Presidents' Cup. The women's teams 
totaled 505 total points and finished 20 points 
ahead of rtmner-up Piedmont. Mar>'\dlle won league 
chaiTipionships in soccer, \'olleyball and basketball. 

The Presidents' Cup, one for men and one for 
women, is awarded annually to the Great South 
Athletic Conference schools that accumulate the 
highest points total in an academic year, based on 
order of finish in the championships. The scoring 
structure is based on a prorated points system with 
the conference champion receiving 100 points, 
second place garnering 90 points, etc. 



assistant professor of preaching and 
worship at Columbia Theological Sem- 
inary in Decatur, Ga., led the 2006 
February Meetings, hosted jointly by 
the College and New Providence Pres- 
byterian Church. The theme of the 
meetings was "Rules of Engagement: 
Fighting Fair with Scripture." At left, 
Florence leads discussions in the Cen- 
ter for Campus Ministry. 


With the sale of Proffitt's department 
stores to Belk, the D.W. Proffitt Quilt, 
which hung above one of the entry 

vestibules of Maryvilie's Foothills ; 

Mall, needed a new honne. MC's^ 

dedication held during a Scholarship Luncheon on April 
18. Originally presented to D. W. Proffitt '16 in 1983 to 
commemorate the opening of the largest store, the quilt 
displays images representative of the store founder's life, 
including the Anderson Hall tower. 


Benton Taylor, a biology major from Mar)'\iLle, Tenn., was 
named the 2006 Outstanding Senior at Mar\aille College 
during the Academic Awards Ceremony held April 22. 

The son of Tom Taylor '70 and Janet "Nan" Krause 
Taylor '68, "Ben" has been a member of the Student Gov- 
ernment Association and was elected president of the Class 
of 2006. He has been a member of the Biolog\' Club, the 
Student Literacy Corps, the Emdronmental Action Team 
and the campus chapters for Beta Beta Beta Biological Hon- 
ors Societ}', Habitat for Humanit}' and the American Chem- 
ical Society. He has been the principal cellist with the Orchestra at Maryville CoUege and served as the 
student representative on the Orchestra's advisory board. 

Off campus, Taylor, whose grades have put him on the Dean's List every semester, has studied frog 
populations in Ecuador and a rare salamander species in the Cherokee National Forest. 

President Gerald 
Gibson congratulates 
Outstanding Senior 
winner Benton Taylor, 
center, following the 
Academic Awards 
Ceremony held in 
Wilson Chapel April 22. 
Finalists for the award 
included (l-r) Spencer 
Huddleston, David 
l-loubre, Michael Isaacs 
and Mary Sullivan. 

Bellah is director of annual giving 

Eric Bellah has been named Maryville College's director of 
annual giving. Joining the College's Development 
staff in Willard House, he is now responsible for 
planning and implementing a variety of fundraising 
J components, including direct mail, phonathon, com- 
,/ munity campaigns, the College's faculty/staff cam- 
paign and the annual fund scholarship programs. 
The Knoxville native earned his bachelor's degree from the 
University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 1994 and his master of 
divinity degree from Reformed Theological Seminary in 
Charlotte, N.C., in 1999. 

Bellah has extensive experience in service management 
for non-profit organizations, having worked for two YMCA 
branches. Young Life and, while a student, the seminary 
where he was enrolled. 

Prior to coming to the College, he was member service 
director at the James J. Harris Family YMCA in Charlotte, 
N.C., a $9.5 million operation based in a 100,000 square-foot 
facility with more than 300 staff members. 

Bass named director of institutional grants 

Beginning employment with the College in February, Director of 
Institutional Grants Stacey Bass is now providing leadership in the 
development and expansion of the College's efforts to obtain fed- 
eral, state and private sector grants in support of curriculum devel- 
opment, educational program enhancement, faculty research and 
other institutional priorities. 

Bass earned her master's degree in education 
policy studies and her bachelor's degree in English 
language and literature, both from the University of 
Maryland-College Park. 

Prior to joining administrators at Maryville, she 
was grant coordinator of UM's "Project LINC" Resi- 
dent Teacher Certificate (RTC) program, a $4.2 million Title II 
Teacher Quality Enhancement grant from the U.S. Department of 
Education. The RTC program recruits highly qualified math and sci- 
ence graduates into teaching at the secondary level in high-needs 
school districts while they obtain their master's of education 
degrees. The director of institutional grants is a new position at the 


Biochemistry majors incorporate 
nanotechnology into senior studies 



THE STUDY OF tiny particles 
promises to translate into big career 
opportunities for new MarTi'\'ille 
College alumni Damon DeLeon '06 and 
Josh French '06. Both biochemistry majors 
at the College who graduated with honors, 
DeLeon and French incorporated nanotech- 
nolog\' into their Senior Studies and are 
preparing to enter the Universit}' of Ten- 
nessee Health Science Center College of 
Medicine. They believe their independent 
research helped them stand out among a 
huge pool of medical-school applicants. 

Since 1947, degree-seeking students at 
Mar\'\ille College have been required to 
complete a two-semester research and writ- 
ing project that is guided by a facult\' 
supervisor. According to the College's cat- 
alog, the Senior Study "facilitates the 
scholarship of discover\' within the major 
field and integrates those methods with the 
educational goals fostered through the 
Mar\'\ille Curriculum." 

For French, the Senior Study has given 
him another advantage going into medical 
school: He'U be able to more easily decide 
whether he wants to pursue medical prac- 
tice or medical research. 


Nanotechnology is a broad field of scien- 
tific study that covers the chemistry, 
physics, biolog)', geology and engineering 
(just to name a few fields) of nanoparticles 
and related structures. Nanoparticles are 
inorganic objects that measure between 

u graduates and biochemistry majors Josh 
;ncn, left, and Damon DeLeon mix chemicals in 
iutton Science Center laboratory. 

one and 100 nanometers. (A nanometer is 
one -billionth of a meter.) 

"Nanoparticles can be tailored on the 
surface with different chemical groups to 
make them interact preferentially with dif- 
ferent parts of the cell or the organism," 
explained Dr. Mar^' Turner, assistant profes- 
sor of chemistry at MaryviUe College and 
the students' Senior Study advisor. "One of 
the main concepts in materials/nano chem- 
istry is chemical control of surfaces. If you 
can tailor the surface of a material at the 
molecular level, you can control its interac- 
tions with its emironment." 

Nanotechnolog\' seems to hold signifi- 
cant promise for medical research and drug 
therapies, but uses for it are being seen in 
just about every area of Ufe, "computers, 
electronics, telecommunications." 


It was during the fall 2004 Chemistry 399: 
Research Seminar course when DeLeon and 
French first began to think about using nan- 
otechnolog;' in their Senior Studies. The 
one-hour course, which gives students an 
opportunitN' to discuss trends and issues 
within the scientific profession, was led by 
chemistry professor Dr. Terrv' Bunde. 

For one class, Bunde invited Ttimer to 
discuss and present the recent advancements 
made in nanotechnolog>'. Turner, who 
earned her doctorate in chemisQi' from Rice 
Universit\' in 2003, researched nanotechnol- 
og\' at Nobel Prize Winner- Richard Smal- 
lev's Center for Nanoscale Science and 
Technology. "I was interested in how it 
could be used in the health care area, partic- 
ularly in drug delivery," DeLeon said. 

French said his interest was piqued for 
similar reasons, but he also liked the inter- 
disciplinary aspect of nanotechnology - 
that it required a good grasp of chemistry, 
biologv' and physics. Understanding this 
'^'ast area of science," he reasoned, would 
help him prepare for the Medical College 
Admission Test (MCAT). 

Meeting with Turner during the spring 

2005 semester to work on their respective 
Senior Studies, the two biochemistry majors 
began to narrow down their topics, design 
their experiments and write proposals. 

Ultimately, DeLeon entitied his Senior 
Study "The Controlled Release of Dye 
BYpH- and Temperature-Sensitive Gold- 
Cored 'Smart Gels.'" The focus of 
French's research was cadmium selenide 
fluorescent quantum dot nanoparticles as 
biological labels. 


"It's great that students at Marv'ville get 
this research experience. A lot of students at 
other schools don't," Turner said. "But for 
medical-school preparation, this is fantastic 
because it shows their breadth, as well as 
their depth, in the field." 

At Mar\'\ille College, DeLeon and 
French said they also learned how to effec- 
tively commimicate scientific ideas - a skill 
they anticipate using for the rest of their 
lives. In addition to explaining their experi- 
ments and writing about their findings for 
the written Senior Study paper, they, like 
all science majors enrolled in CHM351- 
352: Senior Research Project, were required 
to give regular "chalk talks" to their peers 
and facult\' members in the natural sciences 
division. And their comprehensive exams 
included an oral portion, where they were 
required to answer questions and explain 
scientific concepts to a panel of professors. 

The preparation is vital for her students. 
Turner indicated. After all, DeLeon and 
French will not spend their entire profes- 
sional lives in doctor's offices or in labora- 
tories, communicating only with fellow 
scientists. Nor can they expect science to 
offer black-and-white answers to life's 
complicated questions. 

"Science is becoming very interdiscipli- 
nary. Think about cloning," Turner said. 
"Most of the big fields are in biochemistry. 
How does biology intersect with chem- 
istry? You have to think about ethical issues 
- that comes into play in nanotechnology, 
too. There are all sorts of things out there 
that we can do, but should we?" 

To read about the students' research in 
more detail, visit marv^villecollegcedu. 



The College was host to several influential, informational and inspirational visitors during the 
2005-2006 acadennic year. Visitors included: 

Dorothy Allison, 

author of Bastard 
Out of Carolina 

Dr. Denis Arnold, 

assistant professor of philoso- 
phy at the University of 

Jacki Arthur, general manager 
of Three Rivers Market 

Rev. John D. Bain, minister 
and media assistant for the 
Morgan Baptist Association 


•<.'¥^.' film director 

iVIs. Britta Bjorn- 
lund, Program 
Manager, Open 
World Leadership 

David Boeyink, 

professor of journalism, Indiana 
University-Bloomington, and 
former editorial page editor 
Owensboro, KY newspaper 

Dr. Meta Robinson Braymer 
'68, vice president for gradu- 
ate and professional studies 
and dean of the faculty for the 
University of Mary 
Washington's College of 
Graduate and Professional 

Dr. Tony Campolo, professor 
emeritus of sociology at Eastern 
University in St. Davids, Pa 

Dr. William F. Car- 
roll, Jr., president 
of the American 
Chemical Society 

Greg Child, moun- 
taineer and consultant to The 
North Face sportswear and 

outdoor equipment manufac- 

Dr. Willard Daggett, president 
of the International Center for 
Leadership in Education 

Dr. Anna Carter Florence, 

assistant professor of preach- 
ing and worship at Columbia 
Theological Seminary in 
Decatur, Ga. 

Julie Forkner, organic market 
grower for Yonder Farm 

George Gallup, 
Jr., chairman of 
the George H. 

Institution and 
son of the leg- 

American statistician and pio- 
neering pollster 

Dr. Mary Gundlach Gamble 
'77, independent pharmaceuti- 
cal consultant 

Rev. Dr. Franklin I. Gamwell, 

the Shailer Mathews Professor 
of Religious Ethics, the 
Philosophy of Religion and 
Theology at the University of 
Chicago Divinity School 

Judy Gorman, singer/song- 

Dr. Dick Gourley, 

dean of the 
University of 
College of 


cultural cor- 
for National 
Public Radio 

Dr. Elizabeth Guillette and 
Dr. Louis Guillette, interna- 
tional environmental research 
specialists and professors at 
the University of Florida 

Teresa Dibble Hicks '01, 

reporter, Johnson City Press 

Diane Humphreys-Barlow '70, 

counseling psychologist 

Dr. James Logan, Jr., pastor 
of Bread of Life Christian 
Ministry PC(USA) 

Elaine Machiela, executive 
director of Second Harvest 
East Tennessee 

Dr. Robert W. IVIahley '63, 

president of The J. David 
Gladstone Institutes and senior 
investigator of The Gladstone 
Institute of Cardiovascular 
Disease and The Gladstone 
Institute of Neurological 

Dr. Thorn Mason, associate 
laboratory director for the 
Spallation Neutron Source, 
Oak Ridge National Laboratory 

Libba Gillum 
Miller '85, 


Dr. John Mount, 

associate professor of food sci- 
ence at the University of 

Doug O'Brien, director of 
public policy and research for 
America's Second Harvest 

Ellen O'Grady, artist and 
social justice advocate 

Jo Ann Perry, Tennessee State 
President for American 
Association of University 

Dr. Claudia J. Rawn, materials 
scientist, Oak Ridge National 

Dr. David Redmon, documen- 
tary film director 

Dr. Lynn Rice-See, professor 
of piano at Middle Tennessee 
State University's McLean 
School of Music 

Dr. Lee L. Riedinger, associate 
director for university partner- 
ships. Oak Ridge National Labs 


Dr. Jeffery 
Rosensweig, CNN 

commentator and 
director of the 
Program, Goizueta Business 
School of Emory University 

Rakesh Sharma, documentary 

Frank X Walker, Affrilachian 

Dr. Adam Weilbaecher, indus- 
trial psychologist. Impact 

Kristin Wiebe, director of anti- 
trafficking for World Hope 

David Wilson, artist, professor 
of painting and drawing in the 
University of Tennessee's 
School of Art 

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who's coming to campus dur- 
ing 2006-2007? Make sure 
you're receiving the Scot-e- 
Newsletter (you can subscribe 
online) or send an email to with 
your name and address to be 
added to our Arts & Culture 
calendar mailing list. 


,Tr ,.- THE STORM 

A sign welcomes the 
College's Alternative 
Spring Break participants 
to Pearlington, Miss. 

Maryville College and the Mississippi 
Gulf Coast is approximately 600 
miles. But three groups of students 
who traveled to the area following 
Hurricane Katrina now know that 
the distance between comfortable 
campus living and unfathomable 
devastation cannot best be measured 
in mere rrules, but instead, years - 
the years it will take to cleanup and 
rebuild the area, and the years it will 
take for the students to process 
exactly what they experienced and 
how their lives were changed. 

Nearly a dozen students joined 
the Presbytery of East Tennessee for 
a mission trip to Biloxi, Miss., over 
the Christmas break. A few weeks 
later, 1 5 students enrolled in the 
January Term course PLS200: 
Leadership in Action, led by A. Cole Piper '68, 
left for several days of volunteering in 
DTberville, Miss. And for the annual Alternative 
Spring Break, 15 MC students and staff mem- 
bers Preston Fields '03 and Karly Wilkinson 
'04 boarded vans headed to Pearlington, Miss., 
for service organized through the Presbyterian 
Disaster Assistance program. 

"1 saw this as an opportunity for our students 
to be involved in service that was of a national 
scope," Piper said in explaining why he chose to 
take 15 of his students south. The group first 
spent several days in training at the local Red 
Cross chapter, where they focused on disaster 
services. Lessons included a wide range of disas- 

ter scenarios. "You don't want to diminish the 
reality of suffering of someone who's been 
affected by, say, an apartment fire, but 1 don't 
think you really get the fiiU impact of devastation 
[until you see] 200 miles of coastline where 
every home is destroyed, huge hotels are no 
longer and giant barges have been blown a quar- 
ter-mile inland, smashed in half Then you real- 
ize just how totally massive the destruction was. 

"I'll never forget that," he continued, "or 
the hopelessness that people could have felt, 
but didn't. After everything was said and done, 
a lot of the people we worked vAxh still had a 
sense of hope." To read detailed stories about 
the three trips, visit 

Center left: A. Cole Piper '68 
installs insulation in a house in 

Above: Students enrolled in 
PLS200: Leadership in Action 
worked to repair several hurri- 
cane-hit homes in D'Iberville, Miss. 

Left: The ASB trip in March was 
coordinated through the 
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance 
program. The MC group stayed in 
tents set up in a PDA camp. 

Top left: Students returning from 
service trips to the Gulf Coast 
described the devasation as "unbe- 
lievable," "haunting" and "surreal - 
- like something on a movie set." 
Students on the January Term trip 
took this photo of what was, 
before Hurricane Katrina, a luxury 
hotel on the Gulf Coast. 


acuity News 

Klingensmith awarded 
Fulbright for study in India 


History Dr. Dan Klingensmith 
has been named the recipient 
of a prestigious Fulbright 
Scholar award and will spend 
the 2007 January-Term and 
spring semester in Calcutta's 
Viswa Bharati University. 

While there, the MC faculty 
member will be conducting 
independent research on his 
topic of interest, which is entitled "Nature, 
Empire and Nation: Environmentalist Discourse 
in India, 1900-1947." 

"I'm interested in how British colonialists, 
Indian nationalists and American observers 
thought about the management of nature dur- 
ing the later colonial period in India," Klingen- 
smith explained. "I have a special interest in two 
subjects: the extensive borrowing of British colo- 
nial models for managing and 'improving' • 
nature by Americans around 1 900-1 918; and in 
the reactions people had to the worldwide envi- 
ronmental problems of the 1930s." 

Klingensmith, who has taught courses on 
world culture, environmental history and the 
global history of the 1 930s, said he believes this 
opportunity abroad will benefit his MC students 
back in the classroom. He also hopes to educate 
himself on Islam in India and Bangladesh. 
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural 
Affairs of the United States Department of State 
sponsor the Fulbright Program, which is consid- 
ered the United States' flagship international 
educational program. The program is designed 
to increase mutual understanding between the 
people of the United States and the people of 
other countries. 

In recent years, two from Maryville College - 
Dr Terry Simpson, professor and chairperson of 
the Division of Education, and Darcy Munson 
Meijer, senior instructor in Maryville College's 
Center for English Language Learning (CELL)- 
have been awarded Fulbrights. 



At the close of the 2005-2006 academic 
year, the College bid farewell to two fac- 
ulty' members, Dr. Elizabeth Perez-Reilly, 
associate professor of Spanish; and Dr. 
Robert Bonham, professor of music. 

Perez-Reilly joined the MC faculty in 
1986 and during her 20-year tenure 
taught courses in Spanish, introductory 
Latin and special topics in Spanish in the 
Humanities Division, as well as courses in 
English as a Second Language in the 
Maryville College Center for English Lan- 
guage Learning (CELL). She helped 
establish direct exchange programs with 
colleges and universities in Spanish-speak- 
ing territories and countries and led 
numerous student trips to Central America. 

For her dedicated service to the College, she was honored at a party at 
the home of Dr. Chad Berry, associate professor of history. 

Of the current facult)' members, Bonham, who joined the faculty in 
1965, held the longest tenure prior to his retirement. In his 41 years at MC, 
he taught piano, art history, world music. First- Year Seminar and Senior 
Seminar courses and led students on trips to the Boundary Waters, India, 
Nepal, Tibet and Bali. 

His last recital as a faculty member, held April 28, drew a near standing- 
room-only crowd in the Music Hall of the Fine Arts Center. The following 
night, he was the honored guest of a surprise dinner party held on campus. 
The professor was the subject of an April 24 story in the Knoxville News 
Sentinel. To read it, visit 

Dr. Elizabeth 
accepts well-wish- 
es from faculty and 
staff members who 
gathered for an 
party at Dr. Chad 
Berry's home. 
(Right) Dr. Robert 
Bonham addresses 
the crowd at his 
April 28 concert. 



Faculty N efUl^ 

Usage guidelines approved for College Woods 

Students, faculty' and 
staff of Marx^Tlle Col- 
lege observed Earth 
Day this year with sev- 
eral events, including 
the public announce- 
ment of new usage 
guidelines for the 120 
acres that make up the 
College Woods. 

The guidelines were 
created and approved 
recendy by the Col- 
lege's Environment and Forestry Advisory Committee (EFAC) 
and its CoUege Woods Task Force and are now posted on a kiosk 
near the College Woods entrance. 

Deeded to the College in 1881, the College Woods is a very pop- 
ular recreational area of the campus for members of the College 
community, as well as residents of the surrounding community'. But 
it is also a valuable educational resource, and the guidelines are being 
put in place to protect that resource, said Dr. iVIark O'Gorman, asso- 
ciate professor of political science and chairperson of EFAC. 

The 1 guidelines range from "please stay on existing trails" to 
"pets must be on a leash and remain on the trail." They also 
require that groups larger than 10 must notify the College's Office 
of Conference and Event Services before arrival. 

In 2000, the College was 
designated a Certified Ten- 
nessee Stewardship Forest 
Owner by tlie Tennessee 
Division of Forestry. 

The guidelines are not meant to prohibit entry into the College 
Woods but instead guide \'isitors' outings, O'Gorman explained. 

In 2000, the College was designated a Certified Tennessee Stew- 
ardship Forest Owner by the Tennessee Division of Forestry. The 
certification was based on an early 1990s plan developed by the Col- 
lege that named education as 
the primar>' objective in man- 
aging the College Woods. 
Bisected bv Brown Creek and 
Duncan Branch, the mature 
forest harbors a diversity' of 
habitats, including temporary 
wedands and seepage areas. 

"The biolog)', chemistry, environmental studies and outdoor 
recreation majors host classes in the woods with faculty guidance," 
O'Gorman explained. "Students take part in explorations of specific 
flora and fauna - mosses, flowering plants, tree types, exotic species, 
wedands, birds and snakes are among the species and media studies 
in the College Woods. Several students working on their Senior 
Studies use portions of the Woods to collect their data. Humanities 
majors conduct classes on nature writing and religion-and-the-land 
units, and the Center for Campus Ministry and Center for Calling 
& Career staff members use the House in the Woods for retreats 
and student-facilitated career discussions. "The CoUege Woods play 
an important part in the life of the College," he added. 

For a complete listing of the guidelines, visit 

Kasper presents at Nobel laureate's international economics conference 

Prize winners, Maryville College 
Professor of Economics Dr Sherry 
Kasper was recendy invited to present 
work at a one-time, international confer- 
ence. The letter of invitation, from 1999 
Nobel Laureate in Economics Dr. Robert 
Mundell, introduced the conference tide, 
"Seventy Years of the Keynesian 
Revolution: Past, Present, and Future." 

Held July 2006 in Santa Colomba, 
Siena, Italy, the event recognized a trip- 
tych of anniversaries: the 70th anniversary 
of the publication of John Maynard 
Keynes' General Theory of Employment, 
Interest, and Money, the 60th anniversary 
of his death, and the centenary of Keynes' 
only visit to Siena. In addition to gather- 
ing together leading macroeconomists 
and international economists with Keynes 
scholars, the conference examined 
Keynes' legacy in modern economics. 
Limited to only 30 individuals, confer- 
ence participants came from around the 
world. Maryville College was one of only 

two liberal arts institutions invited to the 

Kasper's most recent book, The 
Revival of Laissez-Faire in American 
Macroeconomic Tlieory: A Case Study of its 
Pioneers (2002, Edward Elgar Publishing, 
Ltd.), which reviews the shift of econom- 
ic policy from Keynesian orthodoxy, 
established her work and voice as distinc- 
tive on the conference subject. In Italy, 
Kasper presented the paper, "The 
American Legacy of Keynes as a Public 
Intellectual," addressing Keynes personal 
commitment as an economist to active 
participation in the public discussion of 
public and economic policy. 

"During the roundtable discussion," 
reported Kasper, "I was able to note that 
Keynes' contributions rested vitally on his 
interdisciplinary background and broad- 
based understanding of the world." 
Sound familiar.' "It's that special quaUty 
of the liberal arts that I was able to recog- 
nize, which participants from large 
research institutions could not see or 

articulate as clearly as someone with expe- 
rience at an institution like Maryville." 


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Facu Ity N ews 

MC professor awarded grant to study tundra wedands 

DR. W. BEN CASH, associate professor of biology and chair of 
Mary\'ille College's division of natural sciences, and Dr. LeeAnn 
Fishback, an environmental geochemist fi-om Churchill Northern 
Studies Centre (CNSC) in Manitoba, Canada, were awarded a 
grant from Earthwatch Institute to study the tundra wedands of 
the Arctic Circle. 

The grant, administered through Earthwatch's Student Chal- 
lenge Awards Program (SCAP), enabled eight high school students 
to travel to CNSC and participate in research led by Cash and 
Fishback June 15-28. 

And with help from Earthwatch and an additional grant from the Northern Research 
Fund, Cash arranged for three MC biology majors - Christopher Asquith '08; Kelsea 
Morse '06, and Kimberly Seal '07 - to go as field team leaders. 

Prior to leaving for the trip. Cash, a wetiand ecologist, said members of the research group 
would investigate both biotic and abiotic characteristics of wedands adjacent the Hudson Bay. 
"This sttidy will focus on understanding the diversity and types of wedands across the arctic 
treeline near Churchill, Manitoba, and how water quality and habitat character are related to 
occurrence and distribution of two frog species," he said. "We're going to look at associations 
and patterns, scale, plant types, water chemistry and animal usages." 

According to the proposal, determining and recording baseline measurements of the 
current state of key environmental factors in these wedand emironments were major 
objectives of the research project. 

The trip to CNSC this June was the fourth for Cash. In the last two years, he has taken 
four Maryville College students to CanacJa for study. 

MC faculty member writes the river 

A man, a dog, a canoe and a 652-mile river — such was the scenario for Kim Tre- 
vathan's first book Paddling the Tennessee River A Voyage on Easy Water (University 
of Tennessee Press, 2001). One might think traversing the entire length of the Ten- 
nessee River with only a paddle and canine companion would have sated Trevathan's 
desire to explore via canoe, but the effect was Just the opposite. Rivers have capti- 
vated this MC writing instructor's muse. 

; The Cumberland River, which winds its way through Trevathan's native 
jte of Kentucky, as well as his home state of Tennessee, was the artery 
raveled for his latest book, Coldhearted River: A Canoe Odyssey down 
• the Cumberland (University of Tennessee Press, 2006). This time, pho- 
tographer Randy Russell joined Trevathan for the trek to help paddle 
^— ' — ument the journey. 


:d thinking about the Cumberland a couple of years after the 
first book, partly because of taking one of my J-Term classes up to Cumberland 
Falls," said Trevathan. "I think there's a magical spirit around the place. It's still like a 
trip home for me, a trip back to Western Kentucky." 

Longer than the Tennessee by a good 60 miles, the Cumberland adventure also pre- 
sented almost 100 miles of undammed waters, something no longer in existence on 
the Tennessee. "The Cumberland was a little more mysterious than the Tennessee," 
Trevathan noted. "Part of that had to do with frequent fog, thick forests, high 
bluffs, and long sections where we saw no one, and part of it had to do with its 
volatile history, from Daniel Boone and James Robertson fighting the Shawnee and 
Cherokee to Civil War battles." 

To read an excerpt from Coldhearted River, visit FOCUS online at 

In Bookshelf, we catch up with 
members of the MC community to 
find out what pages they're turning. 

O O K S H 


Major: Outdoor Recreation 
Abou and the Angel Cohen 
Claude Campbell 
"The angel Cohen speaks to 
Abou, a Palestinian, about 
recognizing the shortcom- 
ings of humanity and becoming a better 
person in spite of the violence that rages 
aroimd him. The story is a good repre- 
sentation of how fighting is counterpro- 
ductive and how it negatively affects 
communities and relationships." 


Major: Child Development 
with Teacher Licensiu'e 
Tiie Chronicles ofNarnia 
C.S. Lewis 

"I started with the first 
book of the series and am 
now onto book seven. I 
like looking for parallels between the 
story and the Christian faith because 
that is part of what Lewis was trying to 
accomplish. During the writing of these 
stories, Lewis was discovering his own 
faith. Basically, the stories represent one 
way to expose people to Christian ideals 
without being forceflil." 


Circulation Coordinator, Library 
Among the Missing 
Dan Chaon 

"This national book award 
finalist is a collection of 12 
short stories that are unre- 
lated except by a recurring 
theme: someone or some- 
thing is missing. I really enjoyed the 
journey through each of these imagina- 
tive tales, where I was treated to a 
guided tour of human nature." 


Assistant Professor of Psychology 
Stalking the Divine 
Kristin Ohlson 
"In this book the author 
allows the reader to fol- 
low her process of inter- 
viewing nuns who never 
leave the walls of a 
Cleveland church. In the process, both 
the author and the readers are asked to 
reconsider what is sacred. The contents 
of the interviews are often surprising." 


FOCUS 1 S U M M E R 2 6 



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June 2?, 1869.— While visiting Ma- 
ryville, we took a ramble to the 
grounds purchased for the new col- 
lege buildings; and on 

June 15, 1870. — Climbed up on scaf- 
folding to third story of Anderson 



HIS COLLEGE HAS had a famous history under 
its distinguished founder, the Rev. Isaac Anderson, D.D., 
and has given to East Tennessee and to the nation many 
able and usefial men in professional life, and especially in the 

Gospel ministry. Unhappily, during the 
war, it experienced almost a complete 
overthrow, in the loss of a large part of its 
ftinded endowment, the utter destruction 
of its library and apparatus, and the dam- 
age and dilapidation of the college build- 
ing. But its interests and prospects are now 
rapidly brightening. A most magnificent 
campus of sixty-five acres has been pur- 
chased and paid for, a fine edifice erected thereon for a professor's house, 
and the contract now being made for the erection, this summer, of a 
noble college edifice of brick, at a cost of not less than $20,000, which 
will copy, in some measure, the Indiana State University. Toward its 
erection. Gen. O.O. Howard has pledged $10,000. This work is in the 
hands of a live building committee, mainly young men, who will press it 
forward with all reasonable dispatch. Such an edifice will be an ornament 
to Maryville, and will add much to the interest of the traveler in his trip 
by railroad fi-om Cincirmati via Knoxxille to Charleston." 

— TAKEN FROM A JULY 7, 1869 ARTICLE IN THE Knoxvilk Weekly Whig 



Common experiences in Anderson Hall unite alumni 

Several t 
during i 
who, org 
put out / 
not able 
some oft 
To read 

A^ remains in my mind after 50 years 
was the first time I entered the building 
headed for a freshman English class, headed 
up the steps and found that they were worn 
from the decades of use. It felt as if we were 
all stepping on one small trough after 
another! I also was struck by how clean the 
building was. In fact, it was the cleanest 
school building I had ever seen in my life." 


44 ^ RECALL MY freshman English class with Miss 


. Elizabeth Jackson in Anderson Hall. The room 
seemed dark with few amenities, but her teaching was fasci- 
nating. At the end of the year I only had a grade of 'B' and 
thought I had worked hard enough for an 'A', so I signed 
up for another teacher the first semester of my sophomore 
year. What I learned then couldn't hold a candle to Miss 
Jackson's teaching, so by the second semester I was back in 
her class soaking up all that good information. Thanks to 
her, when I did my Special Studies as a senior, I had only 
two grammatical errors in 80 pages! She was remarkable." 

V V class was responsible ft 
the seniors' graduation ceremony 
don't remember that we were cal 
down the aisle with two long chai 
their shoulders. Where did we fin 
the third-floor windows of Ander 
from the abundance covering the 
away the swarms of bugs that flev 
homes were disturbed. The Daisy 


44 TOURING MY FOURyears, it was in Anderson Hall that I walked up 

-!_>' those creaky stairs to some of my classes. On the first floor I left my 
tuition installments. It was also on the first floor that I would go to plead my 
case with Dean McClelland and Miss Massey should there have been an infrac- 
tion of a rule. From Dean McClelland's office I was made aware that my grades 
were not as he wanted them. Miss Massey consoled and counseled me when my 
favorite uncle died during my first semester and my grandmother died during 
my second semester. I experienced those heaUngs in Anderson Hall." 



ni and former staff members submitted 
ill memories to the Office of Communication 
inter of 2006 or to Arthur Bushing '43, 
in£ a presentation for current MC students, 
irlier call. Because of limited space, we were 
■int everyone's submissions and had to edit 
les featured below and on following pajjes. 
ibmissions in their entirety, please visit 


. is of the beU tolling after the M semester Convo- 
cation. In the fall of 1995, right after a resounding singing 
of our alma mater in the Wilson Chapel, my roommate, 
Jeannine Quick, and I ran up the three flights of stairs in 
Anderson to the place where the bell cord is accessed. We met 
a nice maintenance man there who allowed us to ring the bell, 
officially starting the academic year. After several proud pulls 
on the cord, we wrote our names in die wall adding to the 
list of past students who had done just what we had done. 
It was truly an exhilarating and honorary moment - one that 
connected the two of us to former students, to Maryville 
College's traditions and to the start of our senior year." 


lack in 1944, our 
: 'Daisy Chain' in 
) lines of girls (I 
ramen') walked 
'ivy and daisies over 
ivy? We hung out 
iail and snipped it 
ling, trying to bat 
when their \\y 
in was beautifijl!" 

#1 ft- 
ral fiistory 

Do you have an 
Anderson Hall memory 
that you haven't shared 
with us here, but would 
still like to? Come to the 
first floor of Anderson 
from 11:30 a.m. until 
2:00 p.m., Oct. 14 
(Homecoming Saturday). 
The College will have 
two recorders there to 
capture your story. 



unuii ^emones 

"For the 29 years my father, F.L. 
Proffitt, was treasurer, the College 
endowment earned a consistent six 
percent, with all closing costs han- 
dled by him in this building. 
Endowment was $1,672,148 when 
I graduated in 1935, and I, with so 
many others, had worked my way 
through college by working in the 
Treasurer's Office. 'What you 
earned was more than 10 cents an 
hour,' my father often said, 'you 
also learned what MaryviUe Col- 
lege is all about.'" 


"My first entry into the College 
and into the American life took 
place in Anderson Hall. I cannot 
be poetic, I cannot be philosophi- 
cal, I cannot be descriptive in any 
form or manner, but what I want 
to say is that I was reborn in 
MaryviUe College, and it took place 
through Anderson Hall. Through 
the doors of Anderson Hall, I 
came in as an orphan and a lost 
boy with dreams for a life to build, 
and went out, through the doors 
of Anderson Hall, as a fiill-fledged 
American young man ready to take 
part in the effort of making Amer- 
ica, our sweet home, greater." 


"I first walked into Anderson Hall 
during Christmas vacation, 1959, 
while on my first \isit to MaryviUe 
College. I explained to the regis- 
trar, Viola Lightfoot, that I wanted 
to transfer to MaryviUe from a 
'coUege up North'. She said I was 
in luck since Dean Frank McClel- 
land was in his office and would be 
happy to talk with me. I was 
immediately ushered into the 
Dean's presence and was offered a 
chair. As I sat chatting with the 
dean and answering his questions. 

The "college main'' for more than 125 years, Anderson Hall has 

undergone numerous changes - both physically and pro£[rammatically - 

in its history. Some important dates and events are listed below. 

- MaryviUe College 
purchases 65 acres of 
land for the present- 
day campus from 
Julius C. Fagg. Work 
soon begins on a 
residence for Professor 
Peter Bartlett. 

a main building on the 
new campus. (The 
Bureau eventually 
sends $13,000 for 
Anderson's construc- 
tion.) Construction 
begins on the building 
that will eventually 
cost $25,000. 


-College library 
moves from west wing 
of first floor to Lamar 
Memorial Library (now 
Center for Campus 

ted MaatM?. 

Bmi & Tairy, 

im. t Tx ti*iTM.T. dpop. 

- Lt. Samuel Walker of 
the Freedmen's Bureau 
writes a letter to his 
superiors recommend- 
ing the Bureau's finan- 
cial support of the 
College's plans to build 

-Anderson Hall opens 
for operation. Last 
classes held in 
dilapidated college 
building in downtown 

-At a cost of $12,000, 
"Fayerweather Annex" 
(addition in rear of 
Anderson Hall) doubles 
Anderson's size. 



- Heating and ventilat- 
ing system installed. 

- First telephone 
connection made 
between Anderson 
and Knoxville. 

- Large second-floor 
chapel converted into 
"recitation rooms" 
following construction 
of Voorhees Chapel. 

- Fire-proof vault 
constructed on 
first floor to house 
and protect the 
College's records. 

- Dr. Ralph W. Lloyd, 
sixth president of the 
College, moves into 
two administrative 
offices in the west wing 
of Anderson. 



- Building 



I wondered why he was taking 
quite a few notes. I soon found 
out when he said: 'Bob, your 
application is ready to go. Do you 
have $10 with you?' I handed 
Dean McClelland $10, leaving, as 
I recall, very Uttie to cover my 
400-mile trip back home. The 
dean clipped the $10 to his hand 
written notes, shook my hand and 
warmly congratulated me on being 
admitted to Maryville College." 


"Nearly all of the good things hap- 
pened there. Drs. Hunter, Blair, 
Bushing, Jackson all held forth in 
classrooms in Anderson. Writers' 
Workshop met there. Literary 
giants, unseen but often quoted, 
stood in the corners and stalked 
the halls. I'll bet they still do." 


"I began working in the Develop- 
ment Office at Mar\'\'ille College 
in the basement of Anderson Hall. 
Later, while working on my degree 
in English as a non-traditional stu- 
dent, I was happy to trek up the 
stairs from the Registrar's Office 
for classes in Shakespeare, Chaucer, 
Linguistics, and to \isit my Inde- 
pendent Studies adxisor. Dr. Char- 
lotte Beck. We learned a lot 
together about Coleridge's prose." 


"It seems my classes in Anderson 
Hall (EngUsh, World ReUgions) 
always needed the windows open, 
which never tailed to coincide with 
mowing day at die College. One 
would think that buzzing blades 
would not be so peacetiil sounding as 
they tempted me to dreamland dur- 
ing those warm afternoon lectures." 






"In the spring semester of 1955, as 
freshmen, Barbara Godshalk and I 
sat next to each other in Mrs. Mar- 
garet Cumming's Bible Class. We 
started dating as soon as classes 
began in the fall. I gave Barb my 
high school ring following the first 
Messiah practice on Oct. 10, 1955, 
then my Kappi Phi pin as soon as 
we returned from Christmas break. 
We were engaged in March 1958 
and were married in August 1958. 
We have a very warm place in our 
hearts for Maryville College and 
Anderson Hall after 48 years." 


"Anderson Hall is the setting of 
fond memories for me, especially 
of a student-initiated and student- 
led prayer group that met there. 
On Oct. 7, 1946, as we were there 
in prayer on our knees, Bob [East- 
man] came in a bit late and saw 
me for the first time and said to 
himself, 'That's the girl I'm going 
to marry.' It must have been a 
word fi-om the Lord - he (an ex- 
Gl) and 1 wed on June 26, 1948, 
while still students." 


". . .One day during my senior 
year, a few months into my Brit 
Lit class, [instructor] Dave Powell 
pointed and exclaimed, 'Look! 
The first wasp in Anderson! It 
must be spring!' Everyone 
laughed, but thinking back on it 
today, I get very nostalgic. Now 
that I'm away ft'om Mar\'ville Col- 
lege, I have a hard time telling my 
springs from my winters." 





- First-floor annex 
space remodeled for 
Treasurer's Office. 
Dean, alumni secretary 
and PR move into 
vacated office. 

- Bell announcing 
start of breakfast, 
chapel, classes, lunch 
and dinner silenced; 
College goes to elec- 
tronic clock system 
installed in all major 


- Music Department 
moves into Anderson 
following the Voorhees 
Chapel fire. 

- Showing a nighttime 
photo of the Anderson 
Hall tower, the College's 
alumni bulletin reports 
that "Old Anderson ... 
is now lighted at night." 

- Music Department 
moves to newly 
constructed Fine Arts 
Center; English 
Department moves 
from Thaw Hall into 


- Remainder of ivy 
removed from building 
to protect brick and 


- First-floor staircase 
on east wing removed 
to accommodate 1 

extensive renovation of " 
administrative offices for 
President's Suite. Base- 
ment under President's 
Suite excavated for 
office space. Roof and 
eaves repair completed. 

- Classroom space in 
the Fayerweather 
annex on the second 
and third floors con- 
verted into hallways 
and office spaces; lan- 
guage laboratory 
opened on third floor 



- Offices for the presi- 
dent, dean, registrar, 
business and admis- 
sions staffs move into 

-Anderson Hall 
entered on tfie 
National Register of 
Historic Places. 
Becomes a part of tfie 
Maryville College 
Historic District seven 
years later. 

-Anderson Hall bell 
rung 175 times in 
recognition of College's 
175thi anniversary. 




- Exterior of Anderson 
(including tower) 
receives new paint. 

newly constructed 
FayenA/eather Hall. 
Division of Education , 
moves in to occupy 
vacated space. 

- College hires Grieve 
Associates Architects 
to head renovation. 

'lllll If Mill? If 

"Dr. Hunter (who was acting 
president as Dr. Lloyd was in 
China doing a post-war sur\'ey for 
the Board of Foreign Missions) 
ga\'e us permission to hold a 
Gospel Fellowship gathering once 
a week on the third floor, where 
we were among the first to hold 
"contemporan'" worship services. 
I have vivid memories of the wel- 
come in front of Anderson HaJl 
we gave Dr. Lloyd the night he 
came back from his three-month- 
long trip to China." 


"Climbing Anderson's creaky 
wooden stairs to Bushing's English 
class, Buchanan's Bible class, Orr's 
Philosophy class, and Reber's Ger- 
man class provided plenty of exer- 
cise for my body. Meanwhile, my 
brain was exercised by these dedi- 
cated instructors. Their collective 
wisdom honored the spirit of the 
founder for whom the building 
was named." 


"As a high-school student in Mis- 
sissippi, I went up to see my 
cousin, Eloise Gaston, for a \isit. 
John McQueen, my minister and 
1934 alumnus, had said to me, 
'George, I'm not telling you where 
to go to college, but just visit 
Maryville.' I remember the first 
time I ever saw Anderson Hall. I 
arrived by bus and walked across 
the Corduroy with suitcase in 
hand. The first thing I saw was the 
tower. I decided then that this was 
the most beautifiil college campus 
I'd ever seen. And I hadn't been 
on the campus 10 hours when I 
decided that's where I would go." 


"... perhaps my fondest memories 
of Anderson came during the 
Christmas seasons, when Christ- 
mas carols rang out each evening 
at dusk [from the tower]. A par- 
ticularly cherished moment came 
when Elvis Presley's 'Hound 
Dog' was substituted for 'Adeste 
Fidelis,' much to the embarrass- 
ment of the administration. I con- 
sider classmate Dock Jennings to 
be the perpetrator, but, to this 
day, 50 years hence, he steadfastly 



denies that he had anjiiiing to do 
with it." 


"I got my first kiss at Anderson - 
when Ralph wasn't looking." 


"I was either a fi-eshman or sopho- 
more when we played a prank on 
Anderson Hall. We had an unex- 
pected he3L\y snowfall. Some of 
the guys got the idea to make a 
big snowman. We started on the 
grassy area to the east of Anderson 
Hall. Well, the base of the snow- 
man got so big that we changed 
our minds. We kept rolling and 
rolling the snowball until it was 
huge - so huge that we rolled it in 
ft-ont of the doors to Anderson 
Hall up the few 
steps to the 
entrance and 
put it right in 
front of the 
doors so they 
couldn't be 
opened. The 
snowball was as 
tall as the doors. 
And then just to 
make sure, we 
poured hot 

water over it so it froze to the 
cement. The idea was that they'd 
have to cancel classes next day 
because students couldn't get in 
to Anderson Hall. No such luck." 


MC alumni Art Bushing '43 
and Martha Hess '67 spent 
many years in Anderson Hall as 
faculty and administrators. 
Listen to their memories of the 
old building in interviews 
posted on 




son Hall and reconfigure the build- 
ing's interior are in the works, 
according to Jason McNeal, vice president 
for college development. 

"It's the iconic building on campus, and 
generations of alumni resonate with Ander- 
son Hall more than with any other building 
on campus," he said. "It's an important 
part of our heritage, and a building that we 
want to serve the College well in the next 
100-plus years." 

In March, the College hired Knoxville- 
based Grieve Associates Architects (GAA) 
to head the renovation effort of Anderson 
Hall. GAA has led numerous historic 
preservation projects in East Tennessee, and 
principal architect L. Duane Grieve said he 
looks forward to the challenge of taking the 
historic building back to a period in time 
while, at the same time, making it more safe 
and functional for modern-day usage. (See 
adjacent story. ) 

Improvements to the building are 
expected in at least two phases. Phase I will 
include work on the exterior of the build- 
ing - repairing (and, in some cases, replac- 
ing) brick and mortar, windows, roof and 
tower. While exterior work is being done, a 

complete schematic program design for the 
interior renovation will be underway. 

Drawing parallels between the recon- 
struction of Fayerweather Hall following a 
1999 fire, McNeal said the renovated 
Anderson Hall will look like the Anderson 
of old on the outside, but inside, the space 
will be configured differently to accommo- 
date 21st-century teaching and learning 
spaces for faculty and students. 

The building will be wired for state-of- 
the-art technology and be made com- 
pletely handicap accessible, which includes, 
among other measures, installing an eleva- 
tor. It will boast different kinds of work- 
spaces, such as classrooms and offices and 
meeting rooms. 

"Listening to facult)', we will create space 
that will meet the needs of students now 
and in the fiiture," McNeal explained. 
"Those facilities need to be first-rate if we're 
going to aspire to national recognition." 

No timeline has been put on the renova- 
tion of Anderson HaU; however, the College 
would like to start Phase I of the project as 
soon as the fionding can be secured. 

For more information, contact McNeal 
at 865.981.8197 or jason.mcneal@maryvil- 


In March, Grieve Associates Architects (GAA) was hired by the 
College to head the renovation of 136-year-old Anderson Hall. 
Veterans of historic preservation projects, GAA has been in charge 
of major restoration and renovations in Knoxville, including the 
old Miller's Building on Gay Street (now the corporate headquar- 
ters for the Knoxville Utilities Board), the TVA Credit Union and 
historic Emory Place, in which GAA's offices are located. Tliejirm 
did the design work to turn downtown Maryville's Harper Street 
Garage into the Harper Street Lofts and designed the city of 
Maryville's new municipal center, which was dedicated in 2005. 

A native ofNorris, Tenn., and a member of the first ^graduat- 
ing class of the University of Tennessee's School of Architecture 
(in 1969), L. Duatie Grieve, who will be the principal architect 

on the Anderson Hall project, has worked in small and large 
firms and was a board member and treasurer of the American 
Institute of Architects for five years, which gave him the opportu- 
nity to sec a variety of restoration and new construction projects 
around the country. 

Locally, Grieve is a member of the Metropolitan Planning Com- 
mission's Historic Zoning Commission and Knox Heritage, a non- 
profit organization that advocates for the preservation of places 
and structures with historic or cultural significance. He served as 
president of the ALA East Tennessee Chapter in 1987 and 1989. 

This spring, FOCUS editor Karen Beaty Eldridge '94 inter- 
viewed the architect to find out more about his firm and why he 
was so personally interested in renovation of the College's icon. 


Why are you interested in this project to 
renovate Anderson Hall? 

"Actually, there are a couple of reasons. 
First, it's a Jiistoric structure that is going to 
be restored to a period that will be deter- 
mined through research. Secondly, it is the 
symbol of the College - a building that has 
a prominence not only for Mar)'\'ille Col- 
lege, but for the cit>' of Mar^'\'ille. It is one 
of many towers that you can see at a dis- 
tance as you come into the cit\'. 

"Historic restoration or preservation is 
like putting together a jigsaw puzzle. 
There are so many mysteries that you have 
an opportunitN' to look at. And what you're 
trying to do is examine and research . . . 
look at it from a standpoint of 'What was it 
when it was originally built?' You become 
very much involved with the structure and 
with the time period. You are solving a lot 
of small problems to bring it back to what 
it was, especially if you don't have detailed 
drawings, specifications or descriptions of 
the facility. What you try to do is look at 
different pieces and parts, identify those 
questions, and then look tor the answers. 
So that's the third reason we're interested 
in this project - the excitement - about 
tTNang to find those answers." 

What were your first impressions of the 

"My vePi' first impression dealt with the 
exterior and its location as I approached 
the building. My thought was 'What a 
grand building;' not overly done, fairly 
simple, yet it had some interesting use of 
materials and subtle details. Inside, I 

remember my first reaction was 'What 
wonderfijl spaces!' in terms of ceiling 
heights and widths of corridors, and the 
second impression was 'Gee, this is a 
Grand Old Ladv whose makeup is over- 
due.' She's been held together, piecemeal, 
and, as new technologies have come about, 
the thought seems to have been 'We'll just 
punch a hole here for an air condition- / 

ing unit' or 'We'll close this window off or 
whatever. Same thing with all of the wiring 
for the computers. I began to think of how 
we can modernize and at the same time 
keep the character and the feel of the 
building. So, overall, my impressions were 
'This will be an exciting and challenging 

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PSeautiful Jeatures^ Intriguing Mysteries 











project to identify the problems and search 
for the solutions."' 

What kind of condition is Anderson Hall in? 

"It's in fairly good shape, compared to some 
of the other buildings we've worked with. 
We've worked with some buildings that had 
no roof and when it rained, it poured inside. 
We've worked with buildings where struc- 
turally the beams were cracked and the 
columns were leaning, so from a standpoint 
of overall structure, [Anderson] appears to 
be in good shape. Of course, that's one of 
the reasons we have a structural engineer on 
our team and one of the reasons we're 
going to do a structural analysis of the 
whole building. But it's impressive when 
you go up into the tower to look at the 
structure and how it was done. The tower 
has large timbers that hold the four corners, 
and I'm not sure where the structural loads 
are going. During our presentation [to a 
subcommittee of the College's Buildings & 
Grounds Committee] I brought up that the 
tower appears to have been added at a dif- 
ferent time. It looks as though someone cut 
a hole in the peak, then built the tower 
because the structure isn't tied together. 
And of course, with those wood shingles 
still visible, it makes you wonder." 

What are the critical areas that need to be 


"Starting on the outside, you have the win- 

dows that need to be 
addressed in terms of 
operation but also sealing 
them for the weather. The 
brick itself is probably one 
of the crucial areas. We 
need to examine the brick 
and find out what needs 
to be done to make sure 
that the brick is not wast- 
ing away. The mortar is 
extremely important. You 
have to go in and 'point 
up' all of the mortar. And 
what do we do about replacement bricks, 
where they've cut holes in the walls? 

"The roof, definitely, is a critical area. 
Slate is a wonderfiil product; it's a wonder- 
ftil material. It's got to be put on with the 
right kind of copper nails. That needs to be 
looked at in terms of 'How was this roof 
put on?' and 'What is the condition of the 
slate?' The valleys need to be fixed. All of 
the flashing really needs to be examined. 

"The first priority is to stabilize the build- 
ing. And stabilization of the building means 
the roof, the walls and the foundation." 

As an architect, what do you //ke about the 
building's characteristics? 

"I like the materials, the form and shape of 
the building. And also the siting of the 
building. The building has a nice promi- 

nence where it sits. I can 
imagine when there were 
smaller trees around that it 
was even more prominent. 
The brick detailing [around 
the roofline] - what I call 
'brick dental' - is fantastic. 
Think about the people who 
built this and the pride they 
took in building what they 
did. That's a lot of work. 

"Interior-wise, the building 
- of course, we're going to be 
taking down ceiling tiles and 
looking to see if there are any and what kind 
of moldings there are and things like that - 
but the building is rather simple, except for 
some large bases and trim. Even the doors 
of the building are simple. Of course, the 
stairways are important to that building. 
"The other interesting thing about the 
building, too, is the amount of space in the 
upper attic. There's a lot of space, provided 
by the structure and the slope of the roof 
And when you're up in the attic, those won- 
derfiil cuTA'ed windows really allow the light 
in. We'll look to see Lf there's a way that we 
might be able to utilize some of that space. 

What will happen to the staircases? 

[Editor's Note: Fire codes require stairwells 
and staircases to he enclosed in most buildings.] 

"Of course, you oftien have the conflict 


between today's codes and the renova- ^^ 
tion of historic buildings. That's one 
thing we'll have to work on - some 
compromises. I'm very hopeflil [that 
the stairways can remain open]." 

What other challenges do you antici- 
pate in working on Anderson? 

"Codes are a challenge. One of the 
biggest challenges is to update the 
plumbing facilities and add accessibility' 
to the building, which includes adding 
an elevator. And when you talk about 
building codes, you're also talking 
about restroom tacihties, exits and the 
stairways. The approach is that you iden- 
tify what the potential problems are and 
you prioritize those. You list those that are 
flexible ones - ones that you can make 
changes to - and the others you work to 
leave the way they are in order to maintain 
the character and feel of the building. And 
if you do that, then you've got to balance 
your code situation to see 'What do I have 
to do in order to leave the stairs open.'' 
Does it mean, maybe at the bottom of the 
stairs, I have some doors, or does it mean 
additional sprinklers? In other words, 
'What's going to satisfy the codes and at 
the same time keep the historical integrity 
of the building?' And that's what we're 
really looking for: the historical integrity of 
the building and to take it back to what it 
was. But at the same time, we also want to 
make the building useful and functional. 
What we want to do is restore it but yet 
still have it function as a space for modern- 
day classrooms and offices." 

How are you - or the College - going to 
decide which 'moment in time' Anderson 
Hall will be restored to? 

"Hopeftilly, after the research on the his- 
tory of the building is done, we'll be able to 
pinpoint changes. For instance, we know 
that there was a major change 20 years after 
it was built - that's when the [Fayer- 
weather] annex was added. Is there any way 
to find out if there were any changes after 
the time it was built and before the annex 
was added? From the time the addition was 
constructed to today, were there any other 
major things that took place? Both to the 
interior and the exterior? Exterior-wise, 
there doesn't seem to be - obviously, there 
were some things like handicap ramps 
added and things like that - but is there 
something that we can look at to say 
'Here's a time period' and we fi-eeze it at 

Those doors in the 
front center have a 
metal threshold. If you 
accept that there were 
doors there, why did 
they have doors on the 
sides, also? Maybe those 

doors went into some classrooms that were 

on the side. 

this point; find 
another time 
period and freeze it 
at that point and 
look at those differ- 
ent milestones and 
decide, 'OK, we're 
going to take the building back to point A.' 

"Probably the best example I can use is 
the wood-shingled roof Somewhere along 
the line, Anderson Hall had wood shingles. 
Was that during the 20 years before the 
addition was put on? We know that there 
are wood shingles still surrounding that cut 
where the tower is; one thing we haven't 
done yet is investigate the addition and 
explore what's on the roof It could be that 
we may find that slate was always on the 
roof there, so maybe at the time when the 
addition was constructed, they put slate on 
the whole roof We'll do the best we can to 
find out, but that's one of the mysteries." 

Other mysteries? 

"On the interior, I don't imderstand those 
columns that run down the hallway [in the 
annex]. I'm not quite sure how the layout 
of the building was. One of the mysteries 
I'd love to solve is: Did the building have 
double doors in the center of the front 
facade? Was that like an entry hall with 
wings on either side? How did that work? 
It could be that you entered the center, 
classrooms were on either side, and maybe 
there was some sort of a large 
classroom/auditorium that was in the cen- 
ter part that would explain the columns. 
And there are ways to find out - that's part 
of the exploration - when we go in and 
take down ceiling tiles, we may also need 
to scrape the walls to see if partitions were 
added. We'll just have to do that to see 
what was there. So the building has a lot of 
unknown answers that we hope to find. 

When the project is finished, what do you 
hope the Maryville College community will 
say about it? 

"Probablv the best thing that could be said 
as a person \\'alks by, looking up at Ander- 
son Hall, is 'That's Mar}'\'ille College. It 
brings back lots of memories.' And again, 
using the analogy I used earlier, it would be 
great to hear 'She sure looks nice. ... The 
Grand Old Lady is really looking good.' I 
think [the renovation] is also going to say 
something about the pride that not only 
the administration, but also the faculty' and 
staff and alumni have in their facility'. They 
can take pride in the fact that the building 
was restored and restored well. 

"When I first drove over here and 
walked around the campus, my impression 
was that the architecture is somewhat dif- 
ferent in different areas. But the main part 
of campus, where Anderson Hall is, has 
just a wonderfiil, personal feel to it. It's 
pedestrian, and it's nice to have the green 
space and the areas to walk, and for the 
buildings to have their o^vn identities. 
They're far enough apart - Anderson Hall 
can be Anderson Hall; the old YMCA 
building [Bardett Hall] over there is the 
old YMCA building. The other thing that 
was so impressive was that the buildings we 
explored - the buildings that have been 
restored - have all been done well. That 
speaks highly of the administration and the 
College because those buildings prove 
there is a strong commitment to see that 
Anderson Hall is correctiv restored." 

Go to to listen to 

Duane Grieve talk about 

historic preservation, 

his impressions of 

Anderson and the 

mysteries of the 

building that will 

need to be solved 

during renovation. 



EDITOR'S NOTE: The College 
received information printed 
below between Feb. 10 and 
April 28, 2006. Class notes 
received after April 28 should 
appear in the next issue of 
Alumni News & Notes. 

'34 MEMORIAM: Glenn Hook, 

Feb. 16, in Sheboygan, Wis. 
AInnost all of his life was spent in 
Ohio; he was born in Highland 
County and following graduation 
from Maryville, earned a master's 
degree from the Ohio State Uni- 

versity. He was a teacher and 
school administrator for 41 years in 
three Ohio schools. From 1958 
until 1973, he served as superin- 
tendent of Georgetown Schools. 
Survivors include two daughters 
and their spouses, two grandsons, 

five great-grandchildren, one 
brother and one sister 

'36 MEMORIAMS: Edmund 

Opitz, Feb. 14, in Georgia. He 
completed studies for the ministry 
at Pacific Unitarian School in 


When Irma Souder Baker '39 wanted to learn dance as a little 
girl, her mother frowned on the idea. Girls who danced, die 
mother argued, always came to "some bad end." 

If only her mother could see her now. 
Baker, who celebrated her 89th birthday 
June 10 and just recendy danced in her 
71st recital, is still kicking - literally and 
figuratively. The dance she took up as a 
small child to strengthen her body after 
having rheumatic fever not only became a 
hobby, it became her life's passion and 
carried her to a long and productive life 
and saw her through bouts with colon 
cancer, arrhythmia and other Ulnesses. 

Along with dance, Maryville College 
deserves some credit, too, she says. "1 
think it saved my hfe. It was like going to 
a hospital. I had regular hours and regtilar, good food." 

Exhausted from working, dancing professionally and teaching 
private dance lessons at the age of 17, a doctor ad\ised the 
teenager's family that she would die if she didn't stop her frantic 
pace. An older sister, who had just sent her stepson A. Knowl- 
ton Burnham '37 to Marwille College, decided MC was just 
die place for the younger Souder 

The College was a definite change - culture shock, even - for 
the teenager from Albany, N.Y. who started dancing profession- 
ally at age 14. "I was dancing in nightclubs, so I probably wasn't 
a very good candidate for Maryville College," she says with a 
chuckle. "I'd seen a lot of life." 

Arri\'ing on campus in 1935, she quickly landed one of the 
highest-paid jobs on campus, making 24 cents an hour as the 
secretary for president emeritus Dr Samuel T Wilson." 

Baker fondly remembers faculty members who seemed to 
understand the difficult transition she was making and went out 
of their way to encourage her studies and her dance. Especially 
dear to her heart and memories are Dr Edwin Hunter, Dr 
Horace Orr, Dr. Verton Queener and Evelyn Norton Queener 
Mrs. Queener, a member of the physical education department, 
made it possible for Baker to teach private lessons on the campus. 

She met her husband, Edward Baker '40, in a German class. 

They married in 1938. Edward was a native of Buffalo, and they 
made New York their home. Edward earned a master's degree 
from Rutgers University and was hired by General Electric. Irma 
continued her education with dancer Billy New- 
some at Radio Cit^' Music Hall and at Syracuse Uni- 
versit)'. She opened dance studios all over the state - 
wherever her husband's job took her and their three 
children - and introduced the art to thousands of 
young children. Among her former students are 
Tony Award winners, including Thommie Walsh, 
Radio City Rockettes (her old- 

, (Left) Irma Souder Baker '39 

does the splits in the studio 
' of her Scotia, N.Y. home. 
I Below, she, daughter Denise 
\ Baker and granddaughter 
Kyle Henzler pose following 
Irma's 71st recital in May. 

est daughter was one), Broad- 
way dancers and dance studio 

Still dancing - often ending 
her numbers with a split! - the 
89-year-old still teaches, as well. 
She, daughter Denise Baker and 
granddaughter Kyle Henzler 
own and operate the Baker 
School of Dance in Glenville, 
N.Y. In total, they have approxi- 
mately 250 students of ballet, 
tap, hip hop, jazz and acrobatics. 
In 1997, she was honored by the 
Dance Masters of America with a 
50-Year Membership Award. 
Baker's secret to longevity lies in some simple Lifestyle choices: 
Stop watching TV and move. Don't dwell on illness and aging. 
Relax. Choose to be happy. Like to watch people live. And of 
course, dance! "If you can get control of your body, then you'll 
have control of your mind," she explains. 

At a recent recital, a former student publicly thanked Baker 
for not only teaching her how to dance, but how to live. 

Baker says she was reminded of Mar}'\'ille College at that 
moment. The strict school in the mountains of East Tennessee 
taught her how to Live, as well, and she's been able to pass that on. 
"Mar^'\'ille gave me a different, broader oudook on life," she 
says. "There, 1 learned that 1 could still dance and still do some- 
thing that was worthwhile and inspiring." 

24 FOCUS I SUMMER 2 006 


Berkeley, Calif., In 1939 and then 
served churches in New England 
before World War II. A Red Cross 
field director in India during the 
war, he later joined the staff of 
Spiritual Mobilization. From 1955 
until 1992, he served on the senior 
staff at the Foundation for Eco- 
nomic Education in New Yorl<. He 
was book review editor of The 
Freeman and was a regular con- 
tributor to the magazine. In addi- 
tion, he authored numerous essays 
and books, including Religion and 
Capitalism: Allies, Not Enemies 
and The Libertahan Theology of 
Freedom. In 1991, his Freeman 
article "Biblical Roots of American 
Liberty" was awarded an Amy 
Foundation Writing Award. Sur- 
vivors include two daughters and 
their families. 

■ James Saint Jr., March 23, in 
Lafayette, Ind. A longtime Presby- 
terian minister, he earned his mas- 
ter of divinity degree from 
Louisville Seminary and his doctor 
of ministry degree from McCormick 
Theological Seminary. He served 
churches in Illinois, Michigan and 
Indiana and was president of 
numerous ministerial associations. 
He is survived by five daughters 
and their spouses, including 
Dorothea Saint Hanton '63, Ellen 
Saint Elly '65 and Ron Elly '64 and 
Kathleen Saint Curlee '70; two sis- 
ters, including Elizabeth Saint Wil- 
son '48, and one brother. 

39 Janle Corry Martin and hus- 
band Don are enjoying their retire- 
ment home in Newnan, Ga. 
MEMORIAM: William McGill, Jan. 
5, in Asheville, N.C. A longtime 
Presbyterian minister, he earned 
his master of divinity degree from 
McCormick Theological Seminary 
and served churches in Illinois, 
Maryland and North Carolina. He 
also was an administrator of agen- 
cies for the physically and mentally 
handicapped. Survivors include 
wife Joy Corrigan McGill '40, one 
son and two daughters, including 
Janet Carol McGill '77. 

43 Octavia Blades Edwards lives 
in Mt. Airy, N.C. She remains active 
in her church (First Presbytenan of 
Mt. Airy) and often travels to Mon- 
treat and to dinner theater perform- 
ances Elizabeth Clevenger 
Carbery recently informed the Col- 
lege of the death of husband 

Charles. He passed away at their 
home in Kansas last August. In the 
obituary for Margaret Clippinger 
Kramer that ran in the Spring 2006 
issue of Alumni News & Notes, sis- 
ter-in-law Emma Jane Kramer 
White '38 was omitted as a sur- 
vivor The College regrets the error 

45 Agnes Peterson Schaller 

lives in Naperville, III., and co- 
authored a book entitled Never 

Too Old To Have Fun about activi- 
ties for nursing home and assisted 
living residents. (Published in 1993!) 

46 Margaret Cross Scruggs 

recently moved to a Moravian 
retirement center in Winston 
Salem, N.C. She writes that she 
spends time volunteering in the 
center's nursing home section. 

'48 In March, LaVonne Heard 

Lundell wrote that she and her 
husband were looking fonward to 
celebrating the upcoming gradua- 
tion of granddaughter Amy Lun- 
dell '06 from Maryville College. 
Amy is the daughter of David and 
Laura Dance Lundell '76 

'49 MEMORIAMS: Margaret 

Pritchett Longmire, Feb. 8, in 
Dalton, Ga. Following graduation 
at Maryville, she earned a nursing 

Former board member, Wick, dies in Vermont 

HILTON WICK '42, lawyer, banker, state 
legislator, community' leader and former 
member of the MC Board of Directors, died 
March 17 in Burlington, Vt. 

Following graduation from MC, he 
joined the U.S. Army Air Corps and flew in 
72 missions. Discharged from active dut}' in 
June 1945, he had earned 
the Air Medal with six clus- 
ters and the Distinguished 
Flying Cross. 

Wick graduated from Har- 
vard Law School in 1948 and 
opened his own law office in 
Burlington. He later joined 
Edmimds, Austin and Wick, 
which later became Wick, 
Dinse & Men. At the time of 
his death, he worked with 
son Jim at the law firm Wick 
& Maddocks. 

From 1969 until 1984, 
Wick served as president of Chittenden 
Trust Company and chairman of the Chit- 
tenden Corporation, guiding it to become 
the largest bank in Vermont and a leader in 
New England banking circles. A gubernato- 
rial candidate in 1984, he later served one 
term as a Vermont state senator. 

Wick was passionate about community' 
service and was an active member of numer- 
ous non-profit organizations, educational 
institutions and church committees for more 
than five decades. Those benefiting from his 
leadership and benevolence include the Red 
Cross, the American Cancer Societ\', the Ver- 
mont Association for the Blind and Visually 
Impaired, the United Way, Fletcher Allen 
Healthcare, College Street Congregational 

Church, the Burlington Communit>' Land 
Trust, McClure Multigenerational Center 
and Vermont State Colleges. He served as 
president of the Chittenden County Bar 
Association, the Vermont Bar Association 
and the Vermont Banker's Association. 
A strong supporter of education, he 

served on the MC Board of 
Directors from 1981 until 
1986, and was chairman of 
the boards of MiddJebury 
CoUege, Champlain College, 
Pine Ridge School, Vermont 
Law School and the Ver- 
mont Student Assistance 

For his professional accom- 
plishments and his contribu- 
tions to societ)', Wick was the 
k recipient of numerous 

^^^^^ awards, including the 

Maryville College Alumni 
Citation, \\'hich he was awarded in 1969. 

He was honored Oct. 30, 2005, when the 
plaza outside Fletcher AUen Healthcare's 
new ambulator)' care center was dedicated 
"the Flilton A. Wick Plaza" in recognition of 
the alumnus' five decades of distinguished 
community' ser\ice in and around Burling- 
ton. Those making remarks at the dedication 
ceremony included the governor of Ver- 
mont. An editorial printed in the Burlitigton 
Free Press promoting the dedication called 
the honoree "a man who has been one of 
the most generous and steadfast community 
builders Burlington has known." 

Sur\ivors include five children and their 
spouses, 1 7 grandchildren, several great- 
grandchildren and brother Henry Wick '42. 




Dr. Francisco Garcia-Treto '59, 

the Jennie Farris Railey King Professor of 
Religion, retired from Trinity University in 
Austin, Texas, after 40 years of teaching. 
He joined the faculty of Trinity in 1966, 
after earning both his bachelor of divinity 
degree and his doctorate in Biblical Studies/Old Testament 
from Princeton Theological Seminary. An ordained minister 
in the Presbyterian Church (USA), he has been a trustee of 
Princeton Theological Seminary for more than 25 years. In 
1999, the seminary established the Garcia-Treto Faculty 
Fellowship as part of the seminary's Hispanic Summer 
Program, which empowers Hispanic Americans for ministry 
in their own communities. In retirement, Garcia-Treto 
plans to read, write a commentary on the biblical book of 
Samuel and take up photography again. 


degree from Emory University and 
later earned a master's degree 
from the University of Georgia. 
She worked as a registered nurse 
and teacher. Survivors include sis- 
ter Laura Pritchett Rogers '52 
■ John H. Morrison, March 25, in 
Colorado Springs, Colo. He retired 
in 1982 as a systems analyst in 
microbiology for the United States 
government. Survivors include 
wife Margaret and five children, 
two of whom he adopted while 
they were in their teens. 

50 Henry "Tubby" Callaway, 

former football player and wrestler 
at MC, was inducted into the 
Blount County Sports Hall of Fame 
during the annual Hall of Fame 
Banquet held Nov 7 at the Airport 
Hilton. Of the 11 inductees, five 
were MC graduates. Preston and 
Beverly Musick Mulford recently 
celebrated 53 years of marriage. 
Their "love story," which includes 
their initial meeting at Maryville 
College, ran in the Feb. 9 issue of 
the Centre View newspaper in 
Centreville, Va., where she runs a 
preschool and riding school and 
he's a stockbroker Debbie 
Deobler Parvin wrote that hus- 
band Charles has received some 
good medical news - after one 
series of chemotherapy and radia- 
tion, a cancerous tumor in the 
lower esophagus is gone, and 
doctors won't have to remove part 
of his stomach. "Praise God!," 
Debbie wrote. 

51 Robert Proffitt was inducted 

into the Blount County Sports Hall 
of Fame during the annual Hall of 
Fame Banquet held Nov. 7 at the 
Airport Hilton. A former football 
player and wrestler at MC, Bob is 
currently a nationally ranked senior 
tennis player Of the 1 1 inductees 
that night, five were MC graduates. 
MEMORIAM: Frank M. Farmer, 
Aug. 12, 2005 in Tampa, Fla. He 
was a paratrooper in the 82nd Air- 
borne Division before earning his 
bachelor's degree at MC and a 
master's degree from Eastern Ken- 
tucky University. His nearly 30 
years in teaching and instruction 
began in 1954 and included posi- 
tions in Tennessee and Florida. He 

worked for the Hillsborough 
County (Fla.) School System for 30 
years, retiring in 1986 as assistant 
superintendent for instruction. 
Survivors include wife Janis, two 
children, four grandchildren and 
two sisters. 

52 Susie Martin Shew was pre- 
sented the 2006 Distinguished 
Service Award given by the Univer- 
sity of Toledo College of Educa- 
tion. She was recognized during 
the university's Alumni Affiliate's 
Awards Dinner held April 27. 

'53 Sally Brown McNIell 

received the Blount County His- 
toric Trust (BCHT) Champion 
Award on April 18. The award is 
given to honor "an individual who 
has contributed substantially over 
a period of years to historic preser- 
vation in the area." Specifically, 
McNiell was applauded for her 
leadership in saving the Thomp- 
son-Brown House in 1975 and in 
her work with the BCHT since then. 
"She has been instrumental in the 
addition of more than 100 Blount 
County structures to the National 
Register of Historic Places and 
serves as the 'go-to' resource for 
all things history in Blount County," 
the nomination read. 

'54 MEMORIAM: Jerome C. 

"Jerry" King, March 5, in 
Maryville. An All-American in foot- 
ball at the College, he was later 
named to the College's Wall of 
Fame and to the Blount County 
Wrestling Hall of Fame. Following 


Nancy Smith Wright '60, left, was in attendance 
at the College's recent Leadership Awards Ceremony to 
present the first Nancy Smith Wright Unity Award. Named 
for Wright, the first African-American to graduate from 
Maryville College following the 1954 Supreme Court rul- 
ing that declared segregation unconstitutional, the award 

recognizes an organization 
"that consistently demon- 
strates unity through diversi- 
ty within the Maryville 
College community and 
beyond." Accepting the 
award on behalf of the MC 
Steppers was Bridget 

Afram '06. 

service in the Army, he taught biol- 
ogy and coached at Everett High 
School, Pueblo (Colo.) High 
School and the University of 
Southern Colorado. He was active 
in the YMCA and in youth pro- 
grams at Camp Montvale and in 
Colorado. Survivors include two 
children and their spouses, four 
grandsons and three brothers. 

56 Morse R. "Bob" Jackson 

wrote that he and wife Mary Ann 
recently joined Ed and Nancy Jones 
Shackelford '58 and James "Bud" 
Spalding '58 and wife Nan Spivey 
Spalding for a cruise to the Panama 
Canal in January. "The cruise was an 
outing for year '52 grads of Oak 
Ridge H.S," Bob wrote, adding that 
Gerald Walker '53 and wife Jo 
Anne were along, too. 

'58 Pat Flynn, retired Alcoa High 
School coach, was inducted into 
the Blount County Sports Hall of 
Fame during the annual Hall of 
Fame Banquet held Nov. 7 at the 
Airport Hilton. Of the 11 inductees, 
five were MC graduates. Willard 
V. Roberts, Jr. and wife, Joan 
Schultz Roberts '59 are retiring 
from their motel ownership/man- 
agement position at the Dakota 
Cowboy Inn, Custer, S.D. 

'59 Clifford M. "Bfll" Evans, a 

football, basketball and baseball 
player for the Scots who went on 
to pitching and coaching fame, 
was inducted into the Blount 
County Sports Hall of Fame during 
the annual Hall of Fame Banquet 
held Nov 7 at the Airport Hilton. 
Of the 1 1 inductees, five were MC 

'61 MEMORIAM: Rev. John A. 

Lock, Feb. 9, in Beamsville, 
Ontario, Canada. He was a retired 
minister of the United Church of 
Canada. Survivors include wife 
Evelyn, four children and their 

'62 MEMORIAM: John Brehm, 

March 4. John was president of his 
freshman class and attended the 
College for three years before 
earning a bachelor's degree from 
Goddard College. Prior to his death, 
he was a factotum in the construc- 
tion business in Silver Spring, Md. 
Survivors include his wife, two chil- 
dren, brother and sisters. 



Beverly Minear 
Atkinson '68 and 

husband Steve climbed 

Mount Kilimanjaro in 

September of last year. 

Prior to the 19,340 ft. 

ascent, the couple hiked ''< 

only casually, so the 

African adventure took 

them both out of their comfort zones. Th 

months — a combination of weight train! _ 

workouts — and Beverly, an English major at MC, read books 

such as Out of Africa and West with the Night to prepare. 

The Atkinsons reached Uhuru Peak in eight days; the descent 

to the base of the mountain took two more. Beverly is an 

academic advisor in the English department at the University 

of Minnesota. A story about the trip, published by 

Minnesota Women's Press, is posted in the news section 


'71 Sharon Sugg Hauser is the 

director at Sevier County's Dou- 
glas Cooperative, Inc., an agency 
that serves adults with disabilities. 
She and her husband live in 
Kodak, Tenn, 

■♦^ '75 BIRTH: Charles Alsmeyer 

and wife Sharon, a son, Dylan, 
Dec. 30. 

'77 Nancy Lynn Shamblin West 

works as an assistant principal and 
part-time teacher at Fort Craig 
School of Dynamic Learning in 

'63 As of Jan. 25, Janet Glasgon 

Arunyakasem is a transplant recipi- 
ent. She received a kidney from her 
adopted son. The surgery was per- 
formed at Kaiser Permanente San 
Francisco Medical Center She is 
back home in Sacramento now, 
feeling wonderfully. An active 
member of Westminster Presbyter- 
ian Church, she just concluded her 
term of moderator of Presbyterian 
Women of the Sacramento Pres- 
bytery. In July Connie Myers 
Moore will celebrate 45 years of 
marriage to husband Don. The 
couple lives in Oconomowoc, Wis., 
where Connie works as an HIV/AIDS 
focus director for her church. 

'64 For the next two years, Susan 
Kisch Birch will be an ambassador 
with South Carolina's American 
Cancer Society. She'll advocate for 
federal funding for cancer research 
in Washington, D.C. 

'65 Arlene Shafer Larsen cur- 
rently serves as president of the 
Kiwanis Club of Vista, Calif. In Sep- 
tember, she and four Kiwanis 
members traveled to Wiggins, 
Miss., to help with Hurricane Kat- 
rina clean-up and rebuilding. 
Kathie Kirk McBride is an art 
teacher at The Buckley School in 
Newbury, Calif, while husband 
Mike is branch manager for CIG 

Insurance. Kathie is president of 
the American Federation of Teach- 
ers at Buckley Frances Black 
Tocci and husband Leonard are 
enjoying life in California and 
Cape Cod. "Our children live in 
Rhode Island and Pennsylvania, so 
we see them and their children a 
lot while we are back east for six 
months," she wrote. 

'67 Triumph Books recently pub- 
lished Kirk McNair's manuscript 
entitled What it Means to be Crim- 
son Tide: Gene Stallings and 
Alabama's Greatest Players^ The 
book includes Kirk's interviews 
with former UA football players 
from the 1930s to the present. He 
and his wife Lynne recently cele- 
brated the 25th anniversary of 
their magazine called 'Bama: 
Inside the Crimson Tide. Their 
website is 

'69 MEMORIAM: Sally Green 
Apelgren, Aug. 21, in Hartford, 
Conn. She earned a master's 
degree in community leadership 
and development from Springfield 
College and was employed in the 
human resources department of 
Combustion Engineering for many 
years. Survivors include husband 
John, two children and their fami- 
lies; her father, one brother and 
one sister 

'79 Alvln Nance, former star tail- 
back for the Scots, was inducted 
into the Blount County Sports Hall 
of Fame during the annual Hall of 
Fame Banquet held Nov. 7 at the 
Airport Hilton. Of the 1 1 inductees, 
five were MC graduates. 

'80 After working as a travel 
agent for 23 years, Martha Ander- 
son Martin became a teacher She 
teaches first grade at Stuart-Burns 
Elementary School in Dickson, 
Tenn., where she, husband Collin 
and son Cole moved in August. 

'81 Lars Schuller recently joined 
the real estate practice group of 
the law firm Lewis, King, Krieg & 
Waldrop PC. in Sevierville, Tenn. 
He is a licensed title insurance 
producer and leads the firm's real 
estate practice. 

MEMORIAM: James T. Markle, 
April 4, 2005, in Georgia. He was 
executive vice president for CBe- 
yond Communications in Atlanta, 
Ga. Survivors include wife Michael 
Mertes Markle '83 and sons Eric 
and Phillip. 

'82 Joseph Crabtree, Jr., now 

lives in Sweetwater, Tenn., where 
he practices law and spends time 
with his children, Houston and 
Catherine, who are involved in 
skating and gymnastics. 

'83 In March, the Asbury Park 
(N.J.) Press reported that Paul 
Murphy was running for a seat on 
the board of education in the 
Spring Lake Heights, N.J., school 
election. He is a high school 
health and physical education 
teacher at Asbury Park High 

'85 Kathy McCollum Brashears 

graduated from the University of 
Kentucky with a doctorate in ele- 
mentary education. Her academic 
focus is literacy. She lives in Lenoir 
City, Tenn., and is an assistant pro- 
fessor at a Knoxville satellite cam- 
pus of Tennessee Technological 

'89 Heidi R. Hoffecker recently 
became a shareholder in the law 
firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, 
Caldwell & Berkowitz PC. Donna 
Dixon and husband Steve Kauf- 
man, owners of downtown 
Maryville's historic Palace Theatre, 
received the Blount County Historic 
Trust's Oak Shingle Award in April. 
The award recognizes "outstand- 
ing effort in the preservation and 
restoration of a residential, com- 
mercial or public building of his- 
toric and architectural significance." 

'90 Neal Atchley, M.D., has 

joined the staff of East Tennessee 
Medical Group at their facility 
located at 266 Joule St. in Alcoa. 
The group is Blount County's 
largest physicians' organization. 
He most recently served as a mis- 
sionary physician in the Republic 
of Niger, West Africa. 

'91 Paul Hoffmann has been 
named medical director of the 
Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabil- 
itation in Chattanooga, Tenn. He is 
board certified in physical medi- 
cine and rehabilitation and is a 
member of the American Academy 
of Physical Medicine and Rehabili- 
tation. Siskin is Tennessee's only 
freestanding, non-profit hospital 
built and dedicated exclusively to 
physical rehabilitation. 

'92 Andrew Cole lives in 
Orlando, Fla., and is general man- 
ager of TG.I. Friday's. 

'93 Tony Wolfenbarger gradu- 
ated from Southern Baptist Theo- 
logical Seminary in December and 
is now working as the local mis- 
sions pastor at Grace Baptist 
Church in Knoxville. 
BIRTH: Christopher Ryland and 
wife Nila Sathe, a daughter, Sonia 
Anand, May 29, 2005. 

'94 Jennifer McCafferty was 

recently named scientific director 
for the Damon Runyon Cancer 




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Jesse i^u^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ni Trom ngni; is 
singing W\^K^^^^^^^^^^^^^Kmorus based out of 
Fort Myer, Va. Established in 1956, the Army Chorus has 
established and maintained a reputation of excellence in the 
performance of male choral literature, performing often at 
the White House and in support of functions hosted by the 
State Department and Department of Defense. The 28 
vocalists who make up the chorus are selected from 
among the nation's finest musicians. In August, the group 


Research Foundation in New York 
City. Aaron Sentell and wife Vicki 
have moved to Matthews, N,C. He 
is now database administrator for 
Global Compliance Services, Inc., 
in Charlotte. 

'95 Shedrick McCall is CFO of 

Lyie Professional Consulting in 
Richmond, Va. He writes that he is 
heading up his second company 
Ivone Rodriguez lives in Nashville 
where she is a food inspector for 
the Metro Public Health Depart- 
ment. Bradley Thomas and his 
family recently moved to Dallas, 
Texas, to pursue a master of divin- 
ity degree from Southwestern 
Baptist Theological Seminary. He 
also sen/es as an associate minis- 
ter at the First Baptist Church in 
Euless, Texas. 

96 Letltia Hall is living and 
working in Smyrna, Ga. Nadia 
Edoh was featured in The Boston 
Globe's spring fashion issue (March 
5). The piece promoted Spheres of 
Exchange's annual transModa fash- 
ion show, for which Nadia mod- 
eled. She was selected for the 
fashion show - and for The Boston 
Globe feature - because of her 

ability to beautifully mix American 
classics with ethnic touches. She is 
a business analyst contractor at 
Liberty Mutual in Weston, Mass. 
BIRTHS: Scott Moss and wife 
Erin Cockerham Moss '00, a 
daughter, Reagan Mackenzie 
Moss, April 8. Treva Lewis Sasser 
and husband Zachary, a son, 
Samuel Scott, Feb. 16. 

97 Michael Hodges is a police 
officer with the Lenoir City (Tenn.) 
Police Department. 

BIRTH: Ronald and Misty Sum- 
mey Moore, a son. Phoenix Sebas- 
tian, Sept. 19. 

98 Torrie Dorschug is a psy- 
chotherapist in private practice in 

99 Carol Redfern Bayazitoglu is 

teaching in the Broward County 
(Fla.) School System and was certi- 
fied by the National Board for Pro- 
fessional Teaching Standards in 
November Kendra Brownlow is 
living in Germantown, Md., where 
she is starting a position with Mont- 
gomery County Schools in special 
education as a paraprofessional. 
MARRIAGE: Carol Redfern to 

Burak Bayazitoglu, Nov 20, 2004. 
BIRTH: Jill Crisp Keith and hus- 
band Jeff, a daughter, Ansley 
Grace, Dec. 16. 

00 Mandy Goodwin is an assis- 
tant manager at a Walgreens in 
Centerville, Ohio. Paul T. Halki- 
ades recently purchased a home 
in Maryville and passed his boards 
of certification in prosthetics, mak- 
ing him a certified prosthetist with 
Reynold's Prosthetics & Orthotics 
in Maryville. In February, Elizabeth 
Hewitt wrote that she planned to 
graduate from the University of 
Florida this May with a doctorate 
in veterinary medicine. She com- 
pleted an externship on Easter 
Island in January, providing free 
veterinary care with the National 
Humane Society 
MARRIAGE: R. Katherine Dunn 
to John Thomas Connor, Jan. 21 . 
BIRTHS: J. Natasha Smith 
McMurray and husband James, a 
son, Brody May 1 1 , 2005. Nathan 
Anderson and wife Elizabeth 
Moore Anderson, a daughter, 
Josephine Alexandria, Dec. 6. 
Brian Gossett and wife Tonya 
Briggs Gossett, a son, Josiah 
Reed, April 5. 

01 Daniel Ramsey lives in 
Maryville, where he is senior inter- 
nal auditor for Clayton Homes. 
Dorothy Mackay Spaulding and 

her husband are settling into their 
new home north of London in Bury 
St. Edmunds. They look forward to 
traveling England and Europe 
over the next three years. 
BIRTH: Emily Robbins King and 
husband Jeff, a daughter, Megan 
Elva, April 17. 

02 Angel Daniel Babelay, a vol- 
leyball coach at Maryville High 
School, was invited to serve as an 
assistant coach for the Tennessee 
Athletic Coaches Association state 
all-star volleyball game in June. 
Ryan Newhouse defended his 
master's thesis in environmental 
studies in December. He recently 
moved west of Missoula, Mont., to 
the Ninemile Valley and is raising 
chickens. Adam Reeves is living in 
the Memphis area and works as a 
private client manager for Shoe- 
maker Financial. 

03 Christian Brillante lives in 
Alexandria, Va., and is working as a 

supply chain consultant for IBM. 
Amanda Dale bought her first 
house last year and currently works 
for Georgia's Department of 
Human Resources as the independ- 
ent living coordinator in the Macon 
area. She works with over 400 foster 
youth in 1 1 counties. Chad Davis 
and wife Lora Brandt Davis '05 live 
in Nashville, Tenn., where Chad 
works as an environmental special- 
ist for the Tennessee Department of 
Environment and Conservation. 
Ben Robison has received his mas- 
ter's degree in nuclear engineering 
from the University of Tennessee. 
He recently took a position in radia- 
tion oncology at Thompson Cancer 
Sun/ival Center as a medical physics 
resident and is pursuing his Ph.D. 
MARRIAGE: Melinda Roberts to 
Skyler York, Aug. 6, 2005. 

04 Bethany Horvath is the assis- 
tant director of marketing and sales 
for the BluffView Art District in 
Chattanooga, Tenn. She writes that 
she "loves working in an artistic 
haven located directly in the heart 
of downtown Chattanooga!" Jerry 
King was recently hired by Century 
21 Cove Mountain Realty in Pigeon 
Forge, Tenn. A realtor, he special- 
izes in residential, commercial and 
investment properties. Brad Lam- 
bert lives in Atlanta, Ga., where he 
works as an account rhanager in 
business development for FedEx 
Freight. Andrea Worley McBryar 
lives with her husband Adam in 
Clinton, Tenn., where she is the 
after-school coordinator for Ander- 
son County Schools. Brian Shutt's 
senior thesis, a case study analysis 
of JetBlue Airways, was recently 
published in a strategic manage- 
ment textbook published by 
McGraw Hill. Kathryn Smith works 
in family entertainment on the Walt 
Disney Cruise Line staff. She cur- 
rently resides on the Disney Magic. 
MARRIAGE: Melissa Cavender to 
Josh Ringley Aug. 20, 2005. 

05 Ariunbold Ayur is living in 
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, and has 
recently been hired as a consultant 
with the Governance Reform Pro- 
gram at the Mongolian Ministry of 
Finance, a program funded by the 
Asian Development Bank. Kyla 
Surdyka is attending Western 
Kentucky University and pursuing 
her master's degree in experimen- 
tal psychology DO 



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OCTOBER 13-15 


8/^y I r '' . (Q,;^^ WHEN THE LEAVES 

"¥ ]I r 1 ^ "n| ^ turn their brilliant shades 

^ \/ I J I ^ 1 of orange and garnet, 

even the Chilhowee 
Mountains seem to take on the Maryville spirit. The campus in all 
of its autumn glory makes Homecoming a great time to come "Home to Howee," 
but many other things make the visit so enjoyable: reminiscing with 
old friends, professors and staff members, cheering on the Scots, cele 
brating with accomplished alumni. And this year, an added draw — 
You'll get to see the orange and garnet displayed in a 
brand-new tartan, commissioned for Maryville College! 

This year's schedule (October 13-15) includes 
an art exhibit and gallery talk by Mark Cole '98, a 
Friday-night pep rally, and an opportimity to have your 
Anderson Hall memories 
recorded, along with several other much- 
loved events — the Coach Boydson Baird 
Golf Classic, the Harvest Craft:s Fair and 
Bake Sale, lunch on the grounds. The annual Wall of Fame luncheon, held on Fri- 
day, will honor 2006 inductees James Thurston '51, William Napier '65, Kandis 
Schram '85, Randy Evans '92, Leah Onks England '94 and Kenneth Bell. 

A complete schedule will be in your mailboxes soon. Hope to see you here! 

For more information about Homecoming 2006, call the Office of Alumni 

Relations, 865.981.8200. 





DURING THE 1991-1992 academic year, Maryville College 

welcomed its first group of Bonner Scholars to campus. 

Funded by the Bonner Foundation of Princeton, N.J., 

the Bonner Scholars program provides scholarships and 

is designed to give students who have been very active 

in community service during high school a chance to 

continue serving others while in college 

The next issue of FOCUS will celebrate 
the College's 1 5 years as a partner with 
the Bonner Foundation by taking a 
close-up look at the Bonner Scholars 
program, the contributions that Scholars 
make in the world, and the program's 
lasting influence on alumni. 

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