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A P u b I i c a t i on for Alumni ond Friends of Moryville College 



WINTER 2002 


from the Maryville College Campus 

must be 
ready to 
live as 
of the 
world. ^^ 

Readers of FOCUS may recall the 
cover from the Fall 1997 issue of this 
publication. It bore the picture of a 
young Kin Takahashi, the Japanese stu- 
dent who came to the College in 1888, 
served as a model for campus citizenship, 
and after nearly a decade, left the 
Maryville campus to become an educator 
in Japan. 

When Kin left, I'm sure that 
Maryville College students would have 
agreed that he left the College a better 
place than he found it. It had a football 
team (Kin was the captain, then the 
coach); it had a student self-help pro- 
gram, and it had Bartlett Hall. Kin's 
presence on the Mar)'\'ille campus surely 
dispelled any inclination toward stereo- 
ryping by Maryville students. He 
demonstrated daily that a student from 
another land was not only fully human, 
but could be an inspiring Iriend as well. 
In the late 19th century Maryville 
College catalogs didn't contain any programs of 
"global" or "international" education. 

There wasn't a Center for English Language 
Learning on campus. 

Maryville students found no "study-abroad" 
opportunities in the curriculum. 

Kin Takahashi was, however, joined on the 
MC campus by other international students - two 
from China and rwo from Egypt - and this small 
group was followed by students coming from 
Greece, from South Aftica, and from Britain at 
the end of the century. 

Today, in a typical year, students ftom more 
than a dozen countries are enrolled here, scores of 
our students are studying overseas for some por- 
tion of the year, and Maryville's faculty consider it 
essential to assist students in developing a global 

I urge FOCUS readers to consult the article 
by Dr. Dean Boldon (pages 6-7) to get a fuller 
picture of international education at Maryville 
College just over a century after Kin Takahashi 
returned to Japan. This article provides insight as 
well into why he and so many other current 

faculty members feel gaining a global perspective 
is so vital for today's student at Maryville College. 

Dr. Boldon's own experience as an 
international traveler - he has visited more than 
five dozen countries - qualifies him well to com- 
ment on global education, and makes him an 
excellent example to his students. Students like 
Lori Winters and Jason Khododad, whose stories 
appear in this issue (pages 2-5), as they travel to 
South Aftica and Hungary, are following in his 

Liberal arts education has always had as its 
definition education aimed at preparing students 
for lives of citizenship and service. But as the 21st 
century begins, we must take a broader view of 
citizenship. Maryville College graduates must be 
ready to live as citizens of the world. Their lives 
will depend upon not only what happens in their 
own town or state or nation, but on attitudes and 
events literally all over the globe. The educational 
goals for the Maryville Curriculum reflect a 
recognition of that realit}'. 


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CLASS OF 2002 


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Marcia Williams Kling '56 
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CLASS OF 2003 

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Carol Calloway-Lane '92 

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James Skeen '64 

CLASS OF 2004 

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Sylva Talmage '62 

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One Lori in Africa Page 2 

Ten months in Africa and a lifetime of lessons and memories are 
just a few of the rewards one student received from her study-abroad 

Fighting Scot Tackles Opportunity of a Lifetime Page 5 

Jason Khododad, a senior on the Maryville College football team, 
sacrifices preseason practice for an opportunity to volunteer in 

Global Perspectives in the Maryville Experience Page 6 

In his essay entitled 'Tinding Direction in a World of Uncertainty," Dr Dean 
Boldon, professor of sociology and former dean, explains how the language of 
the College's Statement of Purpose is applicable in the post-Sept.-ll world. 

f f> n i e n t < 

Mingling With The World 

Kelly Franklin, Director of International Sendees, discusses how 
CELL and the International House help students learn more than 
just how to speak English. 


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A 21st Century Pilgrim Page 10 

Taichi Araki transferred to MC from a university in his homeland of Japan. At 
Maryville, he found what he was looking for: a liberal arts education that 
emphasized individuality and the mental, emotional and spiritual growth of 

Homecoming 2001 

Enjoy this photographic montage of Homecoming 2001 and the 
Fayerweather Hall dedication speech given by Martha Hess. 

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Alumni Profile: Kristin Frangoulis Page 11 

Campus News Page 12 

Alumni Nev«s PogelS 

Class Notes Page 19 



Combining the architectural trademark of 
Maryville College (Anderson Hall) ond the 

universal symbol of the world, the 
editorial team of fOfl/S staged a photo 
that v/ould visually illustrate the growing 
interest in and emphasis on global issues 

in the College's overall experience. 


Dr. Gerald W. Gibson 


Mark E. Cote, Vice President for College Advoncement 

Karen Beaty Eldridge '94, Director of Public Relotions 

Libby Welsh '59, Director of Donor Records 


Tracy N. Wiggins, Publicotions Monoger 

By Karen Beaty Eldridge '94, Director of Public Relations 

In Swahili, the word "Lori" means truck. MB 

It's a translation that amused Lori Winters many times during her 10-month 
stay in Africa. Lori, a Maryville College senior from Fort Thomas, Ky., is anything 
hut a truck, physically. She is a lean 100 pounds, and her movements are small and 
subtle. Her sage-like philosophy is communicated in an almost childlike voice. 

But considering the thousands of miles Lori logged during her stay and the 
kind of "off-road" experience she sought on the dark continent, Lori as a lori isn't 
such an outrageous mental picture. 

While some of her peers chose universi- 
ties in Wales or South America to get the 
study-abroad experience, Lori was open to 
a greater distance - in both mileage and 
cultural terms. 

"I went to ask about the exchanges 
[exchange program], and Dr. Berry [associate 
professor of history and international 
programming committee chairman], asked 
'South Africa?' and I said 'Sure.'" 

From there, Lori began preparing to 
spend her spring semester at Rhodes 
University in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, 
rbiology major in her junior 
year, Lori not only had 
travel and 
lodging ., 

arrangements to make; she had a senior thesis 
to consider. While at Rhodes, she learned 
about an opportunity within the university's 
botany department to conduct research on 
acacia longofolia, an invading tree that is 
endangering native plant life and people 
because of the amount of water it absorbs. 

The Maryville College student stayed at 
Rhodes from February until June 2001. By 
the end of her semester, she had gathered 
research for her senior thesis, made several 
friends and concluded that "university 
Students are surprisingly similar the world 
over." She planned to travel around Africa 
' rough the summer, then return to 
- — » Maryville in August and 

begin her final year of 

~ ~; But 


be better - if ! 
[n't join her class- 
^ mates in the Convocation 
' line liTSeptember. 

"I didn't really feel ready to go home and 
get ready to graduate," Lori explained. "I 
wanted to see Kenya, but not as a tourist. I 
.wanted to see the problems of AIDS in Africa 
first-hand, see if I could hold up to such a, 
'challenge, and try to open my eyes more." . 

Vivianne Ogola, a Nairobi native whom 
Lori befriended at Rhodes, invited her home 
for the break. Through talking with Vivianne 
about the trip, Lori learned that Vivianne's 
mom was the doctor of a hospice for HIV- 
positive children. Lori saw it as a once-in-a- 
hfetime opportunity. 

"I had had an [educational] experience, but 
I was waiting for the break that said 'This is 
the rest of the worid,'" she said. "After a really 
quick, scratchy phone conversation with 
Vivianne's mom, in which I asked if I could 
volunteer there and she said yes, I went way 
out on a limb and bought the plane ticket to 
stay for four months." 

Cottolengo, a hospice for AIDS orphans, 
is run by an order of nuns from Italy Local 
women are employed as "mothers" and help 
cook meals, clean the faciUties and bathe and 
entertain the children. The enrire hospice 
compound, which is located on an estate for- 
merly owned by Karen Blixen-Flecke of "Out 
of Africa" fame, includes dormitories, a school, 
small hospital and eating quarters for 55 
children who range in age from toddler to 
adolescent. All of the children have tested 
positive for the HIV virus; most are parendess. 

For Lori, adjustment at Cottolengo was 
anything but smooth for the first month. For 
starters, the mothers of the orphanage couldn't 
comprehend someone working for free. Lori 
spoke limited Swahili, which was the only 
language the children understood. Then there 
were logistical obstacles: As the orphanage had 
no volunteer program, it had no designated 
lodging or work projects for volunteers. 

"I was starting to think maybe I'd just 
come home," she said of the first month. 
"Amazingly though, everythi^^^^|^H^__ 
together right after dia^|g^^^|V^P^ 

The Maryville senior joinefthe orphanage 
mothers in a daily rhythm of feeding babies, 
bathing babies, scrubbing floors, changing 


- „. the toddlers and the children old 
enough toxompre hend the differences 

between Lori and the nuns and orphai , 

mothers, "Lowli" was definitely a novelty - 
white friend in trousers who always would 
answer their requests to pick them up, to 
tuck them into bed twice, tc 
"lutes' National Anthem. 

Shehadfoarites. Onewas Charli 

3-year old who looked 1. At the time of Lori's 
arrival at Cottolengo, he couldn't walk, talk 
or cry. After working with him for weeks, 
Lori saw him point, laugh, crawl and walk. 
(See "Modern Day Journal," page 4). 

On weekends and during quiet spells at 
Cottolengo, Lori took advantage of opportu- 
nities to visit other villages, improve her 
Swahili in the streets of Nairobi, and 
experience the expanse of Africa that before, 
she only expected to see in the pages of 
National Geographic. 

But it was probably that National 
Geographic image of Africa - the dancing 
tribesmen, the beaded women, the acacia 
trees on an enormous horizon - that set Lori 
up for the biggest surprises. She was amazed 
by the impressive amount of industry in 
South Africa, a season of winter, an MTV 
generation of Kenyans living alongside a 
generation who had never seen a Caucasian in 

Returning to the States on Dec. 7, Lori 
said she is a different person - with eyes 
widened by the African sky to take in differ- 
ent perspectives. 

"I think the things I did and saw in Africa 
have added something to my perspective on life 
that is going to stick for who knows how long," 
Lori said. "I don't think I'll realize the enor- 
mity of this experience until I'm 60 or 70 

An outspoken opponent of America's 
rampant consumerism, Lori said she found 
herself hopefiil as construction neared 
completion on Nairobi shopping malls 
because she knew the malls' openings would 
mean jobs and that jobs would mean food for 
countless families. 

Her perspective on the westernizing of 
the world has broadened, as well. While it 
certainly has the potential to overtake 
centuries-old cultures, she said, practices like 
monogamous sex, homesteading and public 
education have the potential to save - and 
enrich - millions of lives. 
— Jf her lO-month stay in Africa turned 

more noble profession, and I can't just shut 
my eyes to the need I've seen," Lori said. "So 
I'll try my hardest to get into medical school, 
but ... we'll see .. don't want to get my hopes 
up just yet." 

In Africa, her opinion of what a liberal 
arts education should do was validated, as well. 

"Ideally, a | 

liberal arts college 
should teach how i 
to learn. And that 
really came in 
handy," Lori said. 
"Learning how to 
fit into a com- 
pletely different 
educational ' - • j 

system. Learning 
another language. 
Learning how to 
fit into another 
society. And also, 
Maryville has 
taught me how to 

observe and contemplate the people 
I'm with and the places I find myself 
in with a very wide view, which 
helped me squeeze more worth out of 
this experience than I woiJd have got- 
ten, otherwise." 

Today, with her eyes the size of 
headlights on a lori, Africa is ever 
before her. In an e-mail sent back to 
her friends at the end 
of her African stay, Lori 
described her memories 
as bowling balls, a for- 
ever presence stored in 
the back of her life's 

"It's so hard and 

so easy and is all my ^ 

waking moments and 
my sleeping ones, too, 
and I know I'm 
changed," she wrote in 
poetic form. "The chil- 

(Bockground photo) The sun sets 
on the landscape of Masoi Mara, 
Kenya. (Top to bottom) Giraffes, 
elephants (bottom photograph) 
and other African wild animals 

were easily spotted and 

photographed on the Masai Mora 

and Somburu wildlife reserves; 

Lori en oyed many minibus 

outings with Cottolengo's orphons; 

On trip to Marsabif, Kenya, 

Lori encountered women from 

the Somburu tribe, singing and 

dancing in the road as they 

headed to deliver medicine to 

sick villager; Alongside nuns 

in the Cottolengo orphanage, 

Lori cored for children suffering 

from AIDS. 

of medical schcM#Eefoie Africa, 

but the days in the AIDS hospice made he^^ 
realize that she would love to become a doq^| 
"Now, I feel obligated. I can't think of a 

breathing, the smell of their food, the 

rhythm of the dayslSll^Rre bowling 

rjballsJioc ked in m^ ^EUnk. I'll be driving 

PSiOnB&ii^SI^^^^^Pid back there 

from now on. 

FOCUS Winter 2002 

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Editor's Note: The entries below were taken from 

e-mail messages that Lori Winters sent to friends and 

family members back in the States while she was 

studying and working in Africa. Over time, these 

messages became a modem-day, electronic journal of 

her experiences, her relationships and her revelations 

during a 10-month stay abroad. / 

June 20, 2001: ... So, the sun is set 

ting on my time in South Africa. Lectures have 
ended, I've been cramming for exams, and I've 
dug out my plane ticket to check when I must 
go. Of course, I must leave just as I've gotten 
the hang of spelling the British way with those 
misplaced u's, I've started saying "Spur" instead 
of "Kroger" if I've got to buy groceries, and I've 
unearthed people just like me in this hemi- 
sphere. I'm getting to love the people here, 
think in 'here' terms - twenty rand is just about 
right for a decent meal - and I'm looking to the 
right first before I cross streets, finally I've put 
my roots down and now I've gotta dig them up. 
I feel a little like Mary Poppins. The winds are 
blowing to the north, my friends. And headed 
straight tor Kenya. j^ 

... So, what have I been doing this 
whole time you might ask. Anything and every- 
thing. I have volumes of stories and memories 
and people in me now, Collecting a scrapbook 
of mental keepsakes. One of the highlights of 
my stay here was a wedding reception I went to 
with a friend last weekend. ... We walked into 
the reception hall and turned a thousand heads 
with our light faces. Not long after we took our 
seats, we were up again as the whole wedding 
party came in dancing. And man, did we 
DANCE. 1 don't think any couple months in 
my lite have seen as much dancing as these. You 
guys would be so surprised to see my dancing 
now ... Tapping turns into bopping leading to 
boogying, and pretr}' soon it's full-body wiggle 
motion, eyes closed, arms up. The bride and 
groom had choreographed their own dance and 
we all joined right in, wiggling our behinds. A 
woman in orange sitting near me in a turban 
with a thousand wrinkles but not a single tooth 
held my hands and showed me how it's done. 

July 23, 2001: ... Here's what ive 

been up to: I spent one week with Vivianne, 



visiting her grandma. Mama Odongo, 
in the countryside near Nyanhurur, 
almost right smack on the equator 
(which is, just so you know, a black 
line drawn on the road). I spent the 
days communicating in only Swahili 
and when that didn't work, strange 
sign language, romping in the rain in 
gum boots, milking the cows, listening 
to the radio (Mama Odongo's prized 
possession), playing soccer (in gum 
/ ' boots - they seemed afraid I would die 
of the elements) with the children out 
in front of the store that Baba Wawera owns. 
And all the while, I was eating the many parts 
of the sheep that was killed in honor of our 
visit. (I'm not a picky person, but have you ever 
smelled a stomach cooking.') Came back home 
to Nairobi with a stomach in my stomach (a 
chicken head, too), a cold and feet stained to 
match African dirt. 

... We drove past the place where they 
are filming the new 'Survivor' series. It's near 
the Samburu Game Park, but most tourists 
don't go much further north than that. The 
only other white people there were some of the 
nuns, so the children called me 'Sister.' They 
would crowd around me, daring each other to 
touch me. Then one would fearfully shake my 
hand, squeal and look to see if I'd stained them. 

... I'm learning more than my litde 

brain can handle all the time, and it's requiring 
very wide eyes to catch it all. Sometimes it is 
very difficult being here; I've never been so 
acutely aware of myself my mortality, my white 
skin, my privilege, my petty preoccupations, my 
worth, my beliefs. I can't go anywhere without 
having these things pointed out to me. At top 
volume. And when I find myself shying away 
from being blundy shown what I am, I feel 
defeated. Oh yes, I came here with the inten- 
tion of seeing this, in fact hoping it would hap- 
pen, but despite all the benefits of facing myself 
and adversity, when I've got my nose to the 
glass, it's hard to see past the moment. Ah, but 
these are the things I think when I'm cutting 
the withering toenails of an 8 year-old who is 
the size of a 4 year-old and traveling to places 
that have never heard a telephone ring. 

Sept. 4, 2001: .» The mornings and 

evenings are my favorite time of day at the 
orphanage. Maybe it is just so many little kids 
running around in PJs. Some nights I spend 

with them watching TV. With them, television 
is participatory, especially when watching Annie. 
(Gollee, I had never heard the sound of elation 
until Annie was adopted by Daddy Warbucks 
and "Tomorrow" came out of every mouth like 
it needed to be called in order to make it here 
on time.) Then I go with the girls to their dor- 
mitory and manage through the litde girf 
squeals, the flurry of nightgowns, the battle over 
the best pillows, the resurgence of "Tomorrow," 
smelling the breath to make sure the teeth were 
brushed berween the singing, then the tucking 
in, hopping out in order to get tucked in a sec- 
ond time, kisses all around, "Tomorrow" just 
one more time, and then "Good night, Lowli!" 

... Charles, two weeks ago, made 

me cry and it was at that point that I decided 
he was mine. He is 3 - I just found that out - I 
thought he was 1 , he is so tiny He can't walk, 
can't talk, can't even make a sound to cry. The 
in-breath through gobs of mucous he does try 
and support, a cry is all that you hear and a 
wide mouth with no sound ... There is another 
girl, Emily, who I also took as mine. She's 6 
1/2, bald, speckled with scars of some sort of 
flesh-eating infection, and has spent the last 
year in the sick bay She is going to die very 
soon. Maybe by tomorrow. Even her eyes 
scream with pain, and they roll around delirious 
by all her nerves telling her brain that some- 
thing is very wrong. Dr. Ogola came to look at 
her today Emily's having liver and kidney fail- 
ure. No one has died since I've been here, and it 
looks as though one of the ones I favor may be 
the first. It makes me grimace to watch her. I'm 
at home typing on my little computer, and I've 
found relief from her pain. But down long 
Langata Road, through the gate, through the 
yellow door, to her cot in the corner of the sick 
bay, it's racing inside her and swimming in her 
eyes. Is it depressing for me to write you about 
these things? I sure hope not, because 
Cottolengo is my entire life, all my thoughts 
and energies, eating and sleeping, so you will be 
hearing these things for the next three months. 
But really, to be here is not depressing. I 
absolutely love it. I have never ever liked a job 
so much. Perhaps because death is everywhere, 
like the color of the walls, it's not so scary. It 
will happen and the kids do know this, but 
moment to moment there is life and the kids 
know how to take it. They all seem to rest easy 
with their belief in heaven, but I've never tried 
so hard to hold myself in. 

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A Lifetime 


At a time of year 
when he was accustomed 
to building team 
camaraderie, Jason 
Khododad was building 
an orphanage. 

Khododad, a Maryvill 
College senior and member of 
the Fighting Scots Football Team, 
missed last August's preseason practice for 
what he considers an opportunity of a lifetime: 
an opportunity to volunteer abroad. 

"The decision did not come easy," said 
the 250-pound offensive guard from 
Lawrenceville, Ga. "It took two major knee 
surgeries and three sweat-filled years to bring 
me to my senior season. 

"I knew that I would lose my starting 
position and would be behind the rest of the 
team [in preparation]," he added. "I knew 
some guys would not understand why I put 
myself ahead of the team. I finally made my 
decision by coming to the realization that 
chances like this come once in a lifetime." 

Khododad is a Bonner Scholar at MC 
and is required to invest 10 hours weekly and 
240 hours each summer in community service. 
In previous summers, his service revolved 
around the Maryville community. He enjoys 
working with children, so when the opportu- 
nity came from the Youth Service International 
(YSI) to join other college students in building 
an orphanage for abused and neglected chil- 
dren who are wards of the Hungarian govern- 
ment, Khododad jumped at the chance. 

The Bonner Foundation is a resource for 
YSI, a nonprofit organization that, according 

By Holly Craft '02 and 
Karen Beaty Eldridge '94 

indigenous youth service programs 
in emerging democracies worldwide." 

A democracy since only 1989, Hungary 
" faces the challenges of a country in transi- 
tion. Many people in Eastern Europe and the 
United States believe nonprofits - and non- 
profit mindsets - will help improve Hungarians" 
quality of life when the government cannot. 
Teamed with a group of 10 Hungarian 
college students to build new facilities at the 
Forest School and Orphanage in Sopron, 
Khododad and six other American students 
figured out quickly that interaction 
and understanding between the two 
groups was as important to YSI as 
the floors that volunteers laid or the 
drywall they hung. 

"The main focus [of the project] 
was to introduce the idea of volun- 
teerism to the students of Hungary" 
Khododad said. "Their experience with 
selfless generosity was basically unheard 
of They were so appreciative of the 
work we did because they've never seen 
anyone do something for free." 

The group of Hungarian college 
students played host to the Americans 
during the last week of the three-week 
trip. In addition to floating down the 

Danube River and sampling goulash from 
every region ot the country, Khododad visited 
several museums and took in images he'll 
probably never forget. 

"Some of the buildings had bullet holes 
in them, remaining from when Russia came 
through," Khododad said. "There were places 
we went where you could see actual blood still 
on the walls." 

Returning to the States on Aug. 29, 
Khododad wasn't yet settled into normal life 
when the attacks on America occurred Sept. 
1 1 . Hungary, he said, put the tragedy in a 
different perspective for him. 

One thing he realized is that friendship 
transcends borders and culture. 

"We were a close group," he said of the 
YSI volunteers. "I enjoyed working with them." 

Weekly, he corresponds with one 
Hungarian student. If not for the distance, 
Khododad said, they would be "best of 

He hopes to make more friends and a 
bigger push for volunteerism next summer 
when he repeats his service experience with 
YSI. Khododad received a grant from the 
Bonner program to publicize the trip in the 
local community. 

"The coordinators were impressed with 
my experience and asked me to recruit 
students for the trip," he explained. "I'm going 
to start contacting different schools to find 
volunteers. I'm looking for 10 to 12 students 
from the South to go." 

Football team familiarity welcomed, but 
not required. 

Right: Jason Khododad as he 
appears in the 2001 Football Medio 
Guide. Below: Jason smiles as the 

last screws are drilled into the 
drywall at Hungary's 

Forest School and Orphanage. 




By Dr. Dean BolAon, Professor of Sociology 

Editor's Note: Passages emboldened in the article below are taken directly 
from the Colleges Statement of Purpose, which was adopted in 1980. 
To read it in its entirety, log onto 

E^jSHLr lllj Lately I've been thinking about a line 
^^ ^M nil ^^"^ "-^^ Maryville College Statement of 
L A*||riKf Purpose: To prepare students for a 
Bl'..^?HH i|| world of uncertainty and accelerating 
change. September 1 1 is being described 
as a wakeup call, but Maryvillians author- 
ing our Statement of Purpose two decades 
ago seemed to know that the 9/ 1 1 s were out there. 

Recently, everyone on the MC faculty has been thinking about the 
role of higher education in our changed world and, for my part, I keep 
returning to the MC Statement of Purpose and the educational goals 
that drive our curriculum. I'll try to tell you why 

Some are calling our students the 9/1 1 generation. That may over- 
estimate the impact of one event, but I would happily endorse the label 
if it meant that the beginning of their adult lives coincides with the 
advent of some new ways of thinking and some new models for how 
nations, peoples, and religions live together in the world. After all, MC's 
guiding documents say that we are here to strengthen the human 
community by sharing genuine concern for the world, and perhaps 
our role as educators is to help turn 9/1 1 from trauma to catalyst. 

We are seeing some new models and new ways of thinking, but 
the world is groping for direction and the wisest among us falter in 

trying to describe just where we are. 

I have asked students to complete the sentence: "The world is 

engaged in an anti-terrorism ." Some in the media insist on the 

"war" label, but most students find that inadequate. They thought of a 
dozen reasons why a headline in an area newspaper ("War Drums Beat 
Louder") was unworthy of the American citizenry. 

Some like the term "campaign," and some prefer to use "effort" 
until we know what it is. I'm with the last group. The effort is complex 
and includes: changes in worid financial practice, worldwide law 
enforcement, elaborate coalition building, renewed interest in the 
U.N., common cause for old enemies, food-drops, the thorny complex 
and treacherous concept of nation-building, and American children 
raising funds for Afghan children who, in another era, would have 
been no more than young enemies. Accurate labels - and clear 
understanding - will take a while. 

Recent events are instructive. There was great concern that 
military effort in Afghanistan went too fast to permit a government to 
be formed or a stable political situation to evolve. 

We must hope that the American/world anti-terrorism effort does 
not get ahead of our grasp of a world situation that has been changing 
without our being fully aware of it. As in ever)' era, we have had hints 
of change, and we have watched new developments without putting 
together their broader implications. Now we are entangled in the 
changes, and our wisdom may lag behind the necessity for action. 

We are already hearing calls for a response from higher education. 
Very few American students study the Middle East or Islam. A small 
number study Arabic, fewer study Farsi, and virtually none studies the 
many Afghan languages. 

We can expect something of a Sputnik response to 9/1 1 - a world 
event leading to awareness of the need for research and the training of 
scholars and experts in neglected fields. Those specialized study 
programs will be developed, and they are needed. 

But that is not the role of Maryville College, and it never has been. 

We must stay the course and offer a broad range of study, 
avoiding narrow specialization. 

So what can MC do? What is the appropriate role for a liberal arts 

One role is for the College to help students with the fear and 
uncertainty that accompany events like 9/11. Our students have faced 
no other international event so poignant and unsetding in their lives. 

We have a small, personalized learning community, endowed by 
faith, and grounded in values that are widely understood and shared by 
faculty and staff. We believe that only such a setting can foster self- 
confidence, poise, courage, and creativity in the face of complexity, 
change, ambiguity, and adversity. It is a tall order, but we have been 
carrying it out since 1819. 

Mary\'ille College will continue to foster in its students critical 
thinking that enhances inquiry and decision-making. This has to 
include new thinking, new models that will conttibute to defining new 
situations worldwide. It also involves the ability to retrieve and 
synthesize information. 

We worry about a generation raised on fast food; we should also 
worry about a generation raised on fast news and the poor intellectual 
nutrition that results. We want graduates who can distinguish between 


FOCUS Winter; 

Stephanie Bivins, then a junior at Maryvilie College, helps a 

vendor display the Turkish flag on the streets of Istanbul during 

a college-sponsored trip to Turkey in January, 2001. 

Islam and extremism, who will examine history enough to know how 
Afghanistan got to its present situation and what a large role the West 
played in that often unhappy story. 

"Afghanistanism" was once a tongue-in-cheek term for excessive 
interest in the foreign 
and exotic. How far we 
have come. We have to 
expect students to come 
to understand that 

Globalization is 
one of the terms used to 
define our changing 
world. As we struggle to 
respond to 9/11, it has 
become clear that 
globalization describes 
more than international 
business. It is economic, political, cultural, and religious. And for 
Americans there is an additional consideration. 

Maryvilie College Associate Professor of Management John 
Gallagher recently wrote: "The process of globalization wears a 
Western, if not uniquely American, face. America is the country most 
adept at accessing and participating in this global system, mostly 
because we have fashioned it and championed it and we have exploited 
it such that our citizens enjoy its fruits in a more substantive way than 
any other society." 

That being true, Americans surely have special responsibilities in 
this new order and, from their position of privilege and relative wealth, 
our students need to find ways to integrate their patriotism with a sense 
of service, global citizenship, and a sense of the common good. 
They need to see their leadership role in sorting out directions global- 
ization should take, promoting equality and self-determination, and 
asking what Americas role in the world should and should not be. 

Maryvilie College seeks to foster sensitivity and responsiveness to 
the individuality and needs of persons of other cultures. We are 
flooded with distinctions to be understood: Arab and Afghan, Pashtun 
and Tadjik, Taliban and Northern Alliance, Sunni and Shia. But these 
terms also describe people with aspirations and needs, children of God, 
so our response cannot be limited to knowledge. It must also be a gen- 
uine concern for the world, an embracing of diversity, the will to 
become loving persons. 

We hear ridiculous aggregations like "them" (Let's nuke 'em) or 
"those people" (Those Muslim people love holy war because they want 
to go straight to heaven). Even amidst anger and fear, this sort of thing 
is being unmasked as the language of ignorance and bigotry. 

As terrorists justify their actions with distortions of Islam and seek 
to polarize peoples and religions, an American President asks us to 
honor fundamental American values and embrace all Americans regard- 
less of religion or national origin. It is a far cry from the dehumaniza- 
tion of the Japanese in 1941, the internment camps and the racism. 

The wodd used to be falsely simpler. There were races and nations 
fiill of identifiable enemies who were evil or less than human, and they 
were "over there," or ought to be sent back there. Those simple analyses 


and the values that go with them are being challenged, as they should 
be. As the global village becomes more apparent to us, an appreciation 
for the breadth, diversity, and richness of the human experience is a 

requirement of citizens, and not just an attribute of anthropologists. 
With Dr. Peggy Cowan, Maryvilie College Associate 
Professor of Religion and Ralph W. Beeson Chair in 
Religion, I led a student tour to Turkey last year. Now I 
have many of those students in a Middle Eastern Studies 
class. They will never be experts on the region, but I have 
noticed one thing that sustains my faith in education: 
The student travelers do not dehumanize the peoples of 
the Middle East. 

They diminish no one with foolish generalizations 
about Islam, economic underdevelopment, Turkish, Arab, 
or Iranian culture. They are respectful of the thousands of 
years of heritage and are in awe of Ottoman achievements. 
They also know that their own nation is deeply involved 
in the Middle East and that their lives are variously 
entwined with the Turks who offered them so much tea and hospitality. 

These students ask good questions about the "they" in "Why do 
they hate us?" Their sense of the Middle East is experientially based and 
the deeper for it. An understanding of, and appreciation for, inter- 
cultural relationships and other cultures is hard to acquire at a distance. 

The College has been making some strides in international and 
cross-cultural education in recent years. Recent events underline their 
importance. In brief: ' 

• The new (1996) general education curriculum has a strong empha- 
sis on intercultural understanding and builds on that longstanding 
emphasis at MC. 

• The new Window of Opportunity plan reflects strong support 
for the College's international dimension. 

^•>i^ ' Many more students are studying abroad, 50 last year alone. 
f • MC currendy has 1 2 direct exchange programs in nine countries, 

with others in the planning stages. ^ _^^ 

• A couple of student tours are scheduled annually for January or 
the summer. 

• New scholarship funds now support many of these initiatives. 

• New courses are being planned on globalization, worid literature, 
and the cross-cultural dimensions of psychology and education. 

• A pending grant proposal seeks firnding for some current pro- 
grams and for an administrator of international programs. 

• A newly endowed fund supports international travel for faculty. 
We need to do more - to find fiinding and other support for a 

wider effort. Students now expect international opportunities from 
higher education, and they are right to do so. The international and 
cross-cultural dimension can never again be peripheral to academic 
curricula. To treat it as such now would be blind to the wodd we live in 
and intellectually dishonest. 

September 1 1 was a wakeup call - to the changed wodd of 200 1 . 
It was also one of those periodic wakeup calls - to a world of 
vmcertainty and accelerating change. We will adjust our curricula and 
develop new programs, but we will also keep something else in mind: 
Isaac Anderson knew this was coming and how higher education should 


FOCUS Winter 2002 

When asked how the Center for English 
Language Learning (CELL) program and 
International House benefit the typical 
Maryville College student, Kelly Franklin 
doesn't take three seconds to answer the question. 

"We offer current students an extraordi- 
nary chance to mingle with the world, even 
though they're in a provincial, small East 
Tennessee town," said Franklin, director of 
international services. "CELL students offer an 
international perspective." 

Franklin came to MC in 1986 to direct 
CELL. Begun in 1981 by national organization 
English Language Schools (ELS), MC's pro- 
gram was one of only four similar programs 
offered in the interior of the United States. 

Since 1 986, Franklin has seen CELL gain 
autonomy from ELS and grow from a program 
of two part-time teachers and seven students 
to a teaching faculty of 10 and a student 
enrollment of 40 in one session. Additionally, 
he has seen it rated as one of the best intensive 
English programs in the United States. 

"Our program appeals to anyone who 
wants to learn English and wants the small- 
town experience," Franklin explained. "We 
also offer more individualized attention, which 
is attractive." 

Housed in the International House (origi- 
nally the Ralph Max Lamar Hospital) on the 
campus, CELL doesn't operate on the academ- 
ic calendar of the College nor is College credit 
offered to students enrolled in CELL. Students 
sign up for sessions, which last five weeks each. 

According to Franklin, the average stay 
for a CELL student is 10 to 15 weeks, or two 
to three sessions. Those who stay for one year 
are usually planning to enroll in an American 
college or university, he added. 

The program offers six levels of instruc- 
tion. Students are placed into classes according 
to their English skills. Franklin and his CELL 
teachers see the spectrum; students who barely 
understand basic conversational phrases to 
students who feel comfortable enough in their 
English communication that they welcome 
invitations to be guest speakers in psychology 

or economics classes on campus. 

"Right now, we have three Vietnamese 
teachers of English studying here in CELL," 
Franklin said. "Their [vocabulary and gram- 
mar] are good, but they want to improve their 
conversational skills - they want to learn slang 
and phrases that they're not going to learn in a 

T ■■■- 

Kelly Franklin, Director 
of International Services 

Education Through 

In its promo- 
tional brochures, 
CELL touts low 
costs; small classes of 
six to 12 students 
led by qualified 
instructors; 25 hours 
a week in class, 
studying grammar, 
reading, writing, lis- 
tening and speaking; 
and a "small, safe, typical American town." 

But it's not all work and no play 

The International House is busy with 
activity almost around the clock, with classes 
through the day and get-togethers at night. 

"We try to regularly offer different types 
of activity," Franklin said, explaining that 
American culture is just as important to the 
experience as American speech. "We take 
them to cultural events, we take them white- 
water rafting, and we have parties every month." 

Students enrolled in the College's regular 
academic program are welcome to attend 
parties at the International House or go on 
field trips with CELL students. According to 
Franklin, students who are studying interna- 
tional business, international studies or any 
foreign language have the unique opportunity 
to put classroom instruction to a real-worid 

"Students need to use the International 
House as a resource," he added. 

And, he advised using the residence halls as 
a resource. Current native smdents who live with 
international students in the residence halls 
have a more enriching experience on campus. 


"Some of our [CELL] students get apart- 
ments off campus, and some stay in homes 
with families. A few come to Maryville with 
their heart set on that - home stays - because 
they think the best way to learn English is to 
live with an American family," Franklin said. 
"But the majority - about 60 percent - live in 
the residence halls." 

Weighing the Benefits 
Franklin and Robert 
Hutchens, assistant director of 
international services, travel 












J J J 

By Karen Beaty Eldridge '94, Director of Public Relations 

abroad to recruit students from all over the 
world. In any given session, they may have 
students from four of the seven continents. 

Franklin said he is able to determine the 
state of the world economy by the number of 
students applying to CELL. 

Japan had strong numbers through the 
1980s and mid 1990s. Korea started booming 
in the early 1990s, and the South American 
student population picked up in the mid 1990s. 

Most recently, he has students enrolled in 
CELL from approximately 1 5 to 20 countries. 

but he worries about the effects of Sept. 11- 
possible changes in student visa applications 
and global recessions - on his recruiting. 
Maryville's CELL program is tuition- 
driven, meaning that revenues have to cover 
expenses. A significant drop in enrollment 
could spell catastrophe. Because of the 
numerous benefits CELL and similar programs 
bring to international understanding, Franklin 
said he hopes those programs are able to 
weather the storm. 

One benefit is the pipeline CELL serves 
in recruiting international students for the 
College's regular academic program. 
Franklin guessed that about two-thirds of 
all foreign students enrolled in regular 
classes on the campus come through an 
experience at the International House. 
And then there is the interaction CELL 
facilitates between cultures and the life 
transformations that occur. 

"At every farewell party that we have, we 
have a long tradition of going around the 
room and hearing comments from the stu- 
dents who are leaving. Over and over again, 
we hear that students didn't expect to meet so 
many people and make so many friends from 
around the world. They usually say that 
[cultural interaction] was a real bonus." 

The bonus for Franklin is seeing CELL 
students grow in confidence dunng their stay 
at Maryville. 

"Korean and Japanese students come here 
and really blossom," he said. "At first, they're 
so reserved, so shy, so passive. After six or eight 
months, they're completely different people. 

"There is something unique and special 
about every culture," Franklin continued, 
looking around his office decorated with fans 
from Japan, papyrus paintings from Egypt and 
souvenirs from South America. "But the mbc is 
the best." 

Clockwise from top: Two Vietnamese teochers of English compare notes before class in the 

College's Center for English Language Learning (CELL); Ingrid Houn, a CELL instructor, 

ossists Japanese student in a writing exercise,- In class of only three, students from South 

America, Asia and Eastern Europe work to improve their 
^ English vocabulary; CELL operates out of the College's 

International House, which was originally constructed as 
the Rolph Max Lamar Hospital in 1910. 


A 21st Century Pilgrim 

Bv Karen Beatv Eldridve '94. Director of Public Relations " ^^^ 

By Karen Beaty Eldridge '94, Director of Public Relations 

Like many Japanese people, 
Taichi Araki '00 usually spent New 
Year's Eve at Buddhist temples and 
New Year's Day at Shinto shrines. 
But for him, that practice ended 
seven months after his graduation ftom 
Maryville College. 

On Dec. 31, 2000, Araki celebrated 
New Year's Eve and baptism at Augustana 
Lutheran Church in Chicago. And at the 
end of 2001, Araki humorously- but 
gratefully - reported back to his alma mater 
that his Sunday School is one of the best 
divinity schools in the United States. 

"One year after my baptism, I'm still in 
the process of Christian formation," explained 
Araki, a graduate student in Christian theology 
at the University of Chicago Divinity School. 
"Through study and fellowship, I am still find- 
ing out what it means for me to be a Christian." 
Araki, a native of Nara, Japan, transferred 
to Maryville College in 1997 after one unhappy 
year at the University of Osaka. 

He had heard of liberal arts colleges in 
the United States and was interested in pursu- 
ing an education that encouraged individuali- 
ty, not the conformity he found in Osaka 
classrooms. He was also intrigued by an educa- 
tion that emphasized the mental, emotional 
and spiritual growth of students. A Japanese 
friend told him about Maryville College. 

Although Araki didn't have a particular 
religious view at the time of his decision to 
study in the U.S., he thought he might like to 
study religion. 

"Maybe I was asking about the 
meaning of life, of salvation," he said, 
describing his college search as a 
pilgrimage. "It seemed natural for me 
to study religion in school. It wasn't 
just an academic desire; it was a 
personal desire." 

Arriving on campus in the spring 
of 1997, Araki's first classes at MC 
were English classes in the Center for 
English Language Learning (CELL). 
(See related story, pages 8-9). That 
summer, he spent three sessions 

improving his spoken English. That fall, he 
moved to Anderson Hall and the Humanities 

"I thought the campus was 
small, beautiful," Araki said of his 
first impressions of Maryville. "I felt 
at home. I lelt like people would 
take care of me." 

Declaring a religion major early, 
Araki was assigned to Dr. Peggy 
Cowan, holder of the Ralph W. 
Beeson Chair in Religion, tor advising. Later, 
he added a philosophy minor and established 
himself as one of the top students at the 
College, earning the fuU-tuition Presidential 
Scholarship in 1999. 

When the time came for work on his 
senior thesis, he was assigned to Dr. Bill 
Meyer, associate professor of religion and 
philosophy Araki's chosen topic was the 
English philosopher Alfred North Whitehead, 
who asked how metaphysics is related to the 
question of the Christian meaning of life. 

Graduating magna cum laude from 
Maryville College on May 14, 2000, Araki 
went back to Japan and continued to think 
about the meaning of life. Deciding that he 
would study Buddhist philosophv for a 
possible teaching career, Araki enrolled at the 
University of Chicago Divinity School. But 
even as a new graduate student, his senior 
thesis - and the meaning of life - were ever 
present in Araki's thoughts. 

Christian friends invited him to churches 
in the Chicago area, and Araki took an interest 


Dr. Peggy Cowan, Taichi Araki, Dr. Robert Bonhom and Dr. Frank 
Aoist celebrate ofter graduation exercises for the Class of 2000. 

in the New Testament, particularly the Gospel 
of Mark and Romans. Also reading the 

writings of prominent theologians, 
Araki realized that he was wrong 
in trying to find die meaning of life 
and salvation by himself 

"I was trying to make my 
life worthwhile, trying to make my 
life great by myself" he explained. 
"Reading [the writings of] Paul, 
Martin Luther, [Soren] Kierkegaard 
and St. Augustine, I saw there was something 
totally different than what I was doing." 

Through church attendance and study, 
Araki said he came to understand salvation 
achieved on the cross, grace and atonement. 
But he couldn't understand the love of God by 
reading books. 

"I was singing a hymn at church, as part 
of a thanksgiving liturg)', and I started 
weeping," he said. "That was the first time I 
felt the love of God in the act of worship." 

Today, Araki's pilgrimage continues. After 
completing his master's degree from the 
University of Chicago, he believes he will return 
to Japan and become involved in a church, by 
teaching Bible classes or English. He said he is 
open to the possibilit)' of earning a master of 
divinit)' for ordination, which is necessary for 
becoming a minister in Japan or the U.S. 

"I think I'm still in the process of 
discerning if I am ready to commit my whole 
life to the church," Araki said. "At the divinity 
school, I'm studying with people who've been 
Chrisrians all their lives. It's a humbling 
experience for me, but it's a gift I 
happened to receive. 

"I want to use this experience as 
positively as possible." 

Araki doesn't think religion or 
philosophy classes at MC made him a 
Christian; he thinks the whole 
experience at Maryville contributed to 
his decision. 

"It's a freedom," he explained. "The 
professors at Mary\'ille helped me 
and encouraged me to grow in the 

path I chose." 


FOCUS Winter 2002 


Travels Abroad Are Journeys To Understanding 

By Kristin Mattson Fmngoulis '67 

July 13, 2000 ... When I was 17, on a 
gold and garnet, crisp October evening, I 
heard the ringing of the victory bells from the 
belfry of Anderson Hall at Maryville College. 
The moonlit night was magic and the world 
seemed filled with endless 
possibilities. I then penned 
these very freshman lines: 

"Run to the voices, run 
to the bells, 

Run to your love, but 
don't break the spell." 

Today, many years later 
as I sit on the headlands of 
Molyvos, gazing at the 
Aegean Sea with my brown 
velvet donkey tethered to an 
olive tree, I still listen to the 
bells. However, these are the 
tinkling of goats' bells on the 
Greek isle of Lesbos. Still I 
look at the world and see endless possibilities. 

I am the founder and director of the trav- 
el-and-study program The Olive Grove School 
of Greece, an educational odyssey to the 
Cradle of Western Civilization. The Olive 
Grove School was originally founded to stimu- 
late and inspire teachers to raise their teaching 
skills to new heights. Greece is the perfect des- 
tination for this mission. It has always been a 
place for those who seek to revive both body 
and soul. The Olive Grove School now also 
invites other scholars and adventurers interest- 
ed in some aspect of independent Greek study 

This evening, 20 of us are resting with 
our donkeys. We are heading to the beach on 
this moonlit trek where a swim, a campfire, a 
Greek-style cookout await us. 

We have just completed a week of travel- 
ing with Greek scholars on the classical tour. 
We have walked in the footsteps of Socrates 
and St. Paul, and even those who came before 
them. Our journey has taken us from teeming 
Athens and the Acropolis, to an island cruise 
of Aegina, Poros and Hydra; to the Oracle at 
Delphi. After a long ferryboat cruise, our jour- 
ney ends on the "Sapphire Isle" of Lesbos, 
home of Orpheus, Aesop, Sappho and the 

Molyvos itself is paradise. Ten years ago, 
the first time my family and I drove into its 
harbor village (on a "roots" journey for my 
husband George), I had to pinch myself to 
make sure that I was not dreaming. 

The center of life in 
Molyvos is its beautiful har- 
bor, with tidy fishing boats 
and pleasure yachts bobbing 
in the crystal clear Aegean. 
Cafe tables nearly tumble 
into the water. The gray 
granite buildings with their 
Juliet balconies and red tiled 
roofs climb steeply up from 
the sea to a Genoese castle at 
the top. 

December 3, 2001 ... 
Today, the above descrip- 
tions, written more than a 
year ago to entice and invite 
Maryville alums to journey to Greece with us, 
seem both dreamily nostalgic and idyllic. Yet 
they still ring true, and are even more impera- 
tive in this new bleak worid of terrorism, 
anthrax, hatred, war and racial profiling. More 
than ever we need to resist the knee-jerk reac- 
tion of isolationism and suspicion of all that is 
different. We need to open our sensibilities to 
the windows of the wodd, not shut them. 
On Nov 26, 2001, in our university 
town of Tuscaloosa, Ala., a horrible, cold- 
blooded shooting took place. Two young Arab 
men, Hasson Serag and his friend Mossod 
Abelkerem, were gunned down in a robbery. 
Hasson was to marry in two weeks. Mossod, a 
friend of my son George, had been married 
just three weeks earlier in Egypt. He was work- 
ing hard and saving his money to bring his 
bride to the land of the free. Was it racial pro- 
filing, or just another act of random violence? 

How do we prevent such hatred, both 
personal and global? Perhaps part of the 
answer is travel and education. 

Our family, like homing pigeons, has 
returned to Greece and its wondrous haunts 
summer after summer. Our two children, 
George and Anastasia, have virtually grown up 
in Greece, one season of each year for the past 

1 1 years. This has gready enriched and 
impacted their lives. 

George, now a sophomore at Maryville 
College, is majoring in theatre studies and 
contemplating a minor in English. He is a 
musician, who often composes music and 
poetry about the issues of the day He is truly 
a citizen of the wodd. 

Nearly fluent in Greek, George seeks 
friends from around the wodd and has a keen 
interest in all the arts and humanities. He has 
a passion for history, geography, languages and 
other cultures. Through these loves he has 
developed into a compassionate and spiritual 
person, who searches to know and understand, 
rather than to judge and condemn. He will 
always be a traveler and a citizen of the world. 

Anastasia, now 1 5 and a freshman in high 
school, also reflects her growing up in dual 
cultures. She, too, is a compassionate person, 
who has taken a leadership role in her 
Alabama high school to ensure that all stu- 
dents have a voice and a sense of dignity. 
These gifts of global citizenship, compassion, 
love and wonder for beauty and humanity that 
we have seen develop in our own two children 
came, at least partially, from world travel and 
education, from exposure to the different. The 
Olive Grove School wished to share these 
opportunities with teachers and adventurers. 

Travel and education are the partial 
answers to peace and understanding. Travel is 
education. We must span the world with our 
hearts, our minds and our hands and embrace 
and celebrate both our wonderful differences 
and our amazing sameness. 

Remember the words of John Donne: 
"No man is an island entire of itself; every 
man is a piece of the continent, a part of the 
mainland: ... any man's death diminishes me, 
because I am involved in mankind, and there- 
fore never send to know for whom the bell 
tolls, it tolls for thee." 

Kristin Mattson Fmngoulis '67 lives in Tmacaloosa, Ak., 
with her family. In oMition to directing the Olive Grove 
School she has enjoyed a happy and varied career in education. 
For the past 11 years, she has taught in Tuscaloosa County 
Alabama's enrichment program (TARGET) for gified and tal- 
ented elementary students. She invites alumni and interested 
travelers to visit her website, www.olivegroveschooLcom 

FOCUS Winter 2002 11 


hj^e^s '67, Maryville College Re^^ 
irv/eather Hall Dedicotion a 
■ayerweafher, both old and n^ 

Legends of Fayerweather 

Editor's Note: Excerpts taken from "Legends of Fayerweather" 

written and read by alumna and College Registrar Martha Hess '67 

at the dedication service of Fayerweather Hall on October 20, 2001. 

To read Ms. Hess' address in its entirety, log on to 

In the spring of 1965 Dr. Carolyn Blair, beloved professor 
emerita of Mar)'ville College, was teaching Victorian Literature in 
old Anderson 316 - the back corner room that looked out over 
Baldwin and Pearsons Halls, the litde Bookstore/Post Office, Thaw 
Hall in the distance, and Fayerweather Hall. 

It was a warm day in early spring and Dr. Blair was leading the 
class in a discussion of a selection from John Ruskin's book, "The 
Seven Lamps of Architecture." The class was moving somewhat 
slowly until Dr. Blair read the following lines: "The greatest glory of 
a building is not in its stones nor in its gold. Its glory (value) is in its 
age." And a lazy voice from the front row said: "Oh, Dr. Blair, I 
don't see any value in old bricks and old mortar." The class took on 
hfe and a lively discussion followed. 

This last week I have been thinking about a question that Dr. 
Blair asked during that class hour: "In 50 years what will you 
remember about the old buildings on the Maryville College 
campus?" As she asked the question I looked out of the window 
next to my desk ... it framed Fayerweather Hall. 

Now it is 36 years later (not quite 50). Although I remember a 
67-year-old, three-story building of bricks and mortar, the eyes of 
my memory move inside quickly I see Dr. Randolph Shields stand- 
ing in the hall ... boots on ... hat in hand ... hoping that a student 
will stop and ask: "Dr. Shields do you suppose the Yellow Trillium 
or the Ragwort are beginning to come up in the woods?" And 
before the question is finished Dr. Shields is leading a procession to 
the College Woods to look for anything that is "becoming ..." 

... In the spring of 1965 there is an air of great anticipation yet 
a feeling of uncertainty in Fayerweather. The plan for a new science 
building is no longer just a dream. Construction will begin in two 
years. But students wonder: "What will happen to old 
Fayerweather?" By the end of the decade a bold sign on the front of the 
ing answers the quesdon: Campus Center and Bookstore. 

And for the next 30 years Fayerweather was the center of campus life 

... On June 11,1 spent my last full day in Anderson Hall in the old 
that housed the academic records of the College for 131 years. Before I locked 
the door for the last rime that afternoon, I wrote a letter to Dr. Carolyn Bl; 
and Dr. Viola Lightfoot sharing my memories of 27 years in Anderson and my 
hope that the heritage of old Fayerweather would be preserved in the life of this new building. 

I received the following reply from Dr. Blair: "[Your letter] catches the spirit of another turning point in Maryville's histor)'. After over 
130 years in Anderson the heart of the College shifts to a new/old building whose history will establish it as a symbol of the constant 
blending of the old with the new." 

The value of old Fayerweather was not in the bricks and mortar which the fire destroyed but in the hearts of the faculty, staff and 
students who lived and worked there and now march in spirit with those who live and work in new/old Fayerweather ... the symbol of 
where we have been and where we are going. 


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Homecoming 2001 A Tremendous Success 

Homecoming and Reunion Weekend 2001 was a tremendous success, more than 1,000 alumni, parents and friends attending. 

The weekend started early - Thursday evening - with 
Boydson Baird '41 receiving the Maryville College Medallion 
during Founder's Day festivities. On Friday four alumni and 
one former coach were special guests at a luncheon in the 
Proffitt Dining Room. Cotton Easter '49, Donna Clancy 
Trainer '88, Roland McClanahan '65, Alvin Nance '79 and 
Lauren Kardatzke were inducted into the College's Wall of 
Fame. (Barbara Blair Easter accepted the award for her late 
husband, Cotton.' 

On Saturday, alumni gathered outside Fayerweather Hall for 
the dedication service, then lunched under tents with classmates 
or other friends, marched in the campus parade (or just 
watched) and cheered the Fighting Scots football team on to 
victory over Bethel College. At halftime of the football game, 
senior Kasey Ellen of Brentwood, Tenn., and senior David 
Ruble of Rural Retreat, "Va., were crowned Maryville College 
Homecoming Queen and King. 

At the Alumni Banquet Saturday night, alumni and friends 
celebrated the achievements of five alumni who were presented 
the Alumni Citation and Kin Takahashi Award. The banquet 

crowd of 300-plus also celebrated 
the commitment of the Class of 
1951 in the Reunion Class Gift 
competition. (On behalf of her 
classmates, Carol Corbett '51 
presented Dr. Gibson with a 
check for more than $97,000!) 

Homecoming 2002 is 
shaping up to be an even bigger 
event. Mark your calendars now 
and plan to be here - October 
18-20, 2002! See vou there! 

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College Receives Nearly $2 Million From Lilly Endowment Inc. 

MaryviUe College is one of 28 colleges 
and universities in the country to receive a $1 
million-plus grant from Lilly Endowment Inc 
to create or enhance programs that enable 
young people to draw upon the resources of 
religious wisdom as 
they think through 
their vocational 
choices and to 
consider the ministry 
as a profession they 
might pursue. 
received $1,999,906 
for its implementa- 
tion grant proposal 
written by Dr. Bill 
Meyer, Maryville 
College associate 
professor of religion and philosophy, entitled 
"The Maryville College Initiative on 
Vocation." The grant will support the 
College's Initiative on Vocation from January 
2002 through August 2006. 

"Since Sept. 11, young Americans have 
begun to look to their faith and to their 
futures with a greater seriousness and sense of 
purpose," Meyer said. "The Maryville College 
Initiative on Vocation will give students an 
integrated four-year opportunity to explore 
and consider their future lives and work in 
relation to a sense of calling and wider 
purpose - and how that purpose relates to 
their religious faith or existential convictions. 
"The Initiative will help students discern 
whether their calling is into areas such as 
business, education, medicine, law or ministry 
by enabling them to examine their own 
interests and talents, as well as to listen and 
talk to people experienced in and dedicated to 
various callings and professions," he added. 

The Initiative includes the establishment 
of a Center for Calling and Career and 
integrates into the MC experience and 
curriculum the concept of "calling" or 
vocation through advisor/mentor retreats, 
vocation dinners, summer internships, 
expanded service and diagnostic inventories. 
Encouragement for students to consider 
ordained ministry and/or serious lay-leadership 

14 FOCUS Winter 2002 

The House in the Woods, which wos built in 1917, 

will be used as a location for retreats, dinners and 

workshops. Funds from the Lilly Endowment grant 

will go to renovate the building. 

in the church is oudined in the Initiative. 
Funding will be available for Isaac Anderson 
Fellowships for Church Leadership, which are 
premier scholarships offered to attract and 
educate outstanding students who show 
interest in and 
promise for leader- 
ship in the church. 
With Endowment 
funding, students 
interested in church 
leadership will have 
learning experiences 
and interactive 
through a minister- 
in-residence program, 
retreats for vocational 
and spiritual discern- 
ment, summer church internships and 
seminary visits. 

The Initiative will also make possible 
summer retreats for church youths and work- 
shops for pastors that will focus on issues of 
leadership, vocation and ministry 

In the grant proposal, the Colleges 
House in the Woods was earmarked as a 
location for retreats, dinners and workshops. 
With outdated plumbing and inadequate 
wiring, the house has seen limited use in the 
last 10 years. Approximately 12 percent of the 
total award will go to renovate the House in 
the Woods, which was built in 1917 to serve 
as the campus minister's residence. 

"I am deeply indebted to Dr. Bill Meyer 
for taking on the huge task of planning for 
this initiative on vocation, and to all those 
who participated in the 'Lilly Summit' that 
was part of that planning," said Dr. Gerald 
W. Gibson, president of Mar)'ville College. "I 
have great confidence that their work, and the 
investment of Lilly Endowment, will prove to 
be nothing short of transformational for the 
Maryville College campus." 

"It is clear that these schools thought 
through their missions and strengths and that 
they were very intentional in devising these 
proposals," said Craig Dykstra, vice president 
for religion at the Indianapolis-based 
foundation. "The caliber of proposals was 

outstanding, and it is obvious that all these 
schools thought seriously and productively 
about how to encourage young people to 
consider questions of faith and commitment 
as they choose their careers." 

Founded in 1937, the Endowment is 
an Indianapolis-based private family 
foundation that follows its founders' wishes by 
supporting the causes of religion, community 
development and education. 

A Call For Fellows! 

Do you know a liigli school student who is 
thinking about a vocation in the church? If so, 
recommend him or her for the Isaac Anderson 
Fellowship for Church Leadership offered at 
Maryville College! 

Named for Dr. Isaac Anderson, founder of 
the Southern and Western Theological 
Seminary (MC's forerunner), the fellowship is 
awarded to students who have demonstrated 
academic excellence and leadership and desire 
to explore the church and its ministry, in both 
ordained and non-ordained ways. 

Fellows will participate in various church 
leadership activities and settings, both on and 
off campus, during their four years. Ministry 
takes many forms and in many settings, so 
shadowing experiences ore available in parishes, 
hospitals, jails and food-bank ministries. 

Awarded annually at $16,500 (for a total of 
eight semesters), the Isaac Anderson Fellowship 
is one of the largest financial awards given to 
students of the College. 

Preferred requirements for incoming 
freshman candidates are: 

• 1 200 SAT or 27 ACT composite test score; 

• 3.5 GPA from high school courses; and 

• proven interest and involvement in 
church-related activities. 

Candidates must apply before February 1 of 
their senior year in high school and participate 
in a scholarship interview on campus. 

To contact the staff of the 
MC Admissions Office about 
prospective fellows, coll ' 
865/981-8092 or e-mail ' > 


Five new faculty members join campus community 

For the academic year 2001-2002, 
Maryville College welcomed five new faculty 
members to the campus. The new faces have 
become familiar faces in Sutton Science Center, 
the Fine Arts Center and Anderson Hall 
Joining tiie faculty in the division of 
mathematics and 
computer science is 
Jennifer Bruce. 

Bruce currently 
teaches Calculus I, 
Fundamentals of 
Mathematics and 
Introductory Statistics 
and advises students 
working on senior thesis projects. A Ph.D. 
candidate in mathematics (expected from 
Syracuse University in May 2002), Bruce 
holds a master's degree in mathematics from 
Syracuse and a bachelor's degree in applied 
mathematics and music from Drew University, 
where she graduated simima cum laude in 1994. 

Bruce was a visiting instructor at the 
College during the 2000-2001 school year. 
Previous to teaching at Maryville, she was a 
lecturer at the University of Tennessee for a 
year and a teaching associate at Syracuse for 
almost three years, where she received the 
Syracuse University Outstanding Teaching 
Assistant Award. 

Some of Bruce's teaching interests include 
graph theory, combinatorics, calculus and 
statistics. With a dissertation entitled "Bilinski 
Diagrams in Infinite Planar Maps," Bruce says 
her research interests are infinite and algebraic 
graph theory, presentations of planar graphs 
and combinatorial algorithms. She has made 
numerous presentations at conferences around 
the United States. 

Mark Hall participated in strategic plan- 
ning exercises at the 
College last spring, 
but he officially began 
his job as associate 
professor and chair of 
the fine arts division 
on Aug. 1 . 

Hall, who holds 
master's degrees from 
the Christian Theological Seminary (M.Div.) in 

Indianapolis, the University of Louisville 
(M.A.) and Indiana State University (M.F.A.), 
is pursuing a doctorate in art history from the 
University of Chicago. 

Prior to moving into the College's Fine 
Arts Center, Hall was the associate professor of 
art and history at Marian College in Indianapolis, 
where he also directed the College's exhibitions 
and gallery. He taught at MacMurray College 
in Jacksonville, 111., and at the Lincoln Trails 
Synod School. He worked as a graduate assis- 
tant and fellow at ISU. 

His professional experience includes guest 
lecture duties at the Indianapolis Art Center, 
Indianapolis Museum of Art and the David 
and Alfred Smart Gallery at the University of 

Hall's prints, drawings and photographs 
have been exhibited in galleries and art shows 
stretching from Washington, D.C. to California. 
This year, computer software engineer 
and consultant Dr. 
Barbara Plaut joined 
the College's division 
of mathematics and 

.' {QirBarbard^auf 

computer science as 
an assistant professor 
of computer science. 

Plaut holds a 
bachelor's degree in 
art from Viterbo University in Wisconsin. She 
began her teaching career at the University of 
Kentucky as a graduate teaching assistant 
while earning her master's degree in computer 
science. She went on to teach in the computer 
science department at Midway College in 

From 1986 until 1989, Plaut was a 
software engineer involved in the design and 
development of a full, validated Ada compiler 
for the Ada Language System/Navy project for 
the Department of Defense. 

She later became a graduate teaching 
assistant and graduate research assistant at the 
University of Tennessee in Knoxville. While 
pursuing her doctorate, Plaut was awarded the 
Department of Defense Augmentation Award 
for Science and Engineering Research 
Training. Her dissertation was entitled 
"Theoretical and Algorithmic Approaches to 

Dr. William Phillips 

Field-Programmable Gate Array Partitioning." 
Dr. William Phillips' teaching career 
began at the 
University of North 
Carolina-Chapel Hill, 
where he earned a 
master's degree in 
English. His 
doctorate, which 
focused on 20th 
Century British and 
American literature, is also from UNC. His 
dissertation, "Nightmares of Anarchy and 
Dreams of Revolution in English and American 
Literature, 1870-1910," is currently being 
considered for publication by Bucknell 
University Press. 

While enrolled at UNC, Phillips was 
reader and general editor of the "Carolina 
Quarterly" and co-chaired the Creative 
Speakers Committee. 

Currently an assistant professor of English 
at Maryville, Phillips has also taught at the 
University of North Alabama, Beloit College 
and Rockford College. His bachelor's degree 
came from the University of the South in 
Sewanee, Tenn., in 1989. 

Dr. Ariane Schlatter is an assistant profes- 
sor in the division of 

Dr. Ariane Schratter 

behavioral sciences, 
currently teaching 
classes in child 
psychology of 
exceptional and 
culturally diverse 
children, language 
development, introductory psychology, 
contemporary and professional issues and 
freshman seminar. 

Schratter's bachelor's degree came from 
California State University-Sonoma; she 
completed her master's degree at Cal State- 
Sacramento. While working on her Ph.D. in 
experimental psychology from the University 
of Tennessee-Knoxville, Schratter taught in the 
university's evening school and department of 
psychology. She completed doctoral studies in 
2000 with a dissertation entitled "Accounts of 
Betrayal in Interpersonal Relationships." 

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College Welcomes New Board Member 

Mark Ingram has been elected to serve on 
the Mar}'ville College Board of Directors. 

Ingram is president, domestic franchise, 
of Ruby Tuesday, Inc. (RTI) headquartered 
in Maryville, Tenn. 

A 1975 graduate of the University of 
Georgia, Ingram joined the Board in 
October and will serve a three-year term. 

Ingram, wife Hope and children Max, Madeline and McKenzie 

live in Maryville. They are members of New Providence Presbyterian 

"We are pleased to have Mark Ingram join the Board of Directors," 
said Dr. Gerald W. Gibson, president of the College. "With the help of 
Ruby Tuesday CEO Sandy Beall and RTI President and previous MC 
Board member Robert McClenagan, RTI and Maryville College have 
built a strong partnership. We look forward to working with Mark to 
ensure that this relationship continues to bring value to both partners in 
the years ahead." 

Eldridge Heads Public 
Relations Efforts 

Karen Beaty Eldridge '94 was named the 
College's director of public rela- 
tions Sept. 1. 

A native ot Oneida, Tenn., 
Eldridge followed sister Ann 
Beaty Damron '91 to Maryville. 
She graduated from MC in 1 994 with a 
bachelors degree in writing/communications, 
and from 1993 until 1997, she was a staff 
writer at the Putnam Morning Light in 
Crossville and the managing editor at the 
Cimiberland County Journal in Crossville, Tenn. 

She returned to MC in 1997 as the direc- 
tor of alumni and parent relations. In 1999, 
Eldridge moved into the College's PR Office as 
director of news and sports information. 

In her new position, Eldridge is responsible 
for the planning and organization of MC's 
public relations program, which includes media 
relations, internal communications, crisis com- 
munications and integrated marketing. As the 
editor oi FOCUS, she chairs the editorial 
board and coordinates the publication's story, 
photographic and graphic elements. 

On campus, Eldridge is a member of many 
committees and boards. Professionally, she is a 
member of the Coimcil for the Advancement 
and Support of Education (CASE). 

"Karen is an extremely talented and 
committed employee and alumna of MC, " 
said Mark Gate, vice president for college 
advancement and planning. "I am very grateful 
to Karen for her desire to take on this position 
and look forward to working with her and the 
PR department as they take us to the next 
level of recognition and reputation." 

Farnham Named Director McNeal Leads MC's 

of Church Relations 

Maryville College recently named Kathleen 
^a^^ M. Farnham to the position of 
^^^H director of church relations. 
|P^^^ Farnham, who hails from 

Knoxville and holds degrees 
from the University of Tennessee, 
comes to MC from West High School, where 
she taught for eight years. She is an elder and 
30-year member of die Presbyterian Church (USA). 

"We are excited to have Kathleen Farnham 
join us as our new director of church relations. 
She brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm to 
this new position," said Mark Gate, vice presi- 
dent for college advancement and planning. 

"Kathleen will provide leadership as we seek 
to both strengthen and build relationships with 
congregations diroughout the region and nation. " 

As director of church relations, Farnham 
will help with outreach and visibilit}' initiatives 
ot the College as they relate to churches, stu- 
dent recruitment, service to congregations and 
resource development. 

Farnham said that being the director of 
church relations will be a wonderful opportu- 
nit)' to combine three great loves: the spiritual 
community ot the Presbyterian Church, the 
academic community of a fine liberal arts col- 
lege and the development of a significant pro- 

In the Knox Count)' community, 
Farnham was a volunteer coordinator and pro- 
gram planning chairperson ot Leadership 
Knoxville; a member of Knox\'ilIe's Drop-Out 
Task Force; a board member of Big Brothers 
Big Sisters of the Tennessee Valley; and chair- 
person of Kids on the Block. 

Annual Giving 

Jason D. McNeal was recently named 

director of annual giving at MC. 

He replaces Helen Bruner, 
who assumed the directorship of 
the College's alumni and parent 
relations program in March. 

As director ot annual giving, McNeal will 
organize, plan and manage the College's program 
to seek annual gifts from alumni, parents and 
friends in support of die current operating budget. 

A native ot Maryland, McNeal was most 
recently director of continuing education and 
advancement at East Georgia College in 
Swainsboro, Ga. Wliile there, he oversaw the 
planning and implemntation of all outreach 
programming and advancement efforts. 

A 1991 graduate of Salisbury State 
University (B.A. Education) in Maryland and 
a 1999 graduate of the University of Tennessee- 
Knoxville (M.S., College of Education, M.S., 
College of Human Ecology), McNeal was award- 
ed the Professional Contributions and Service 
Award from UT's College of Human Ecology 

"Jason has extensive experience in higher 
education, and we are fortune to have him 
join the MC Advancement Team," said Mark 
Gate, vice president for college advancement 
and planning. 

"Jason has a strong interest in the quality 
education MC offers students today, as well as 
interest in the College's historic mission and 
die tradition of giving set by our loyal donors," 
Gate added. "That interest, combined with his 
enthusiasm for higher education and new per- 
spectives, will aid our fund-raising efforts 


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MaryvlUe's Fall Sports Enjoy Great Seasons 

Several MC fall sports teams have had 
outstanding seasons, but five have done very 
well: women's soccer, volleyball, men's soccer 
and both cross country teams. 

Women's soccer and volleyball received 
invitations to their national tournaments. 

Women's Soccer For the Lady Scots soccer 
team, the invitation was a first in the 14-year 
history of the program at the College. The 
women ended their season with a 12-7-1 
record, with Crystal Buckey tying the school's 
record for total points in a season (55). 

The women finished second in the Great 
South Athletic Conference, and five MC play- 
ers were named to the All-Conference team: 
Buckey, Marquita Porter, Bre Daniel, Jessi 
Brown and Jennifer LaBar. 

The Lady Scots fell 2-0 to North 
Carolina Wesleyan College in the first round 
of the national tournament. 

Volleyball The Lady Scots set a school 
record of fewest losses in a season with a 30-7 


— 'ill 

USA Today Sees Maryville in Final Four 

USA Today Sports predicted that the Maryville College Fighting 
Scots basketball team will advance to the Final Four round in NCAA 
Division III tournament action. 

"Maryville boasts an imposing front line of 6-1 1 Matt Ennen, 6-7 
East Tennessee State transfer Paul Reed and 6-5 Kris Sigmund, back 
from a torn ligament," Andy Gardiner wrote for the newspaper's mid- 
November Division III preview. 

Gardiner included Hampden-Sydney (Va.), Wilkes (Pa.), and 
Carthage (Wis.) in his Final Four prediction. 

,, In the 2000-2001 season, MC advanced to the tour- 
nament's second round before being defeated by 
Wittenberg University in Ohio. Catholic University 
earned the top spot for the year. 

As of January 13, the Fighting Scots were enjoying an II- 
I record and undefeated status in the Great South Athletic 
Conference. The team is averaging 84 points a game while 
holding their opponents to 68 points. 

Senior post player Ennen and junior forward Josh 
Tummel lead the team in scoring (13.2 points and 12.3 
points, respectively). Tummel also leads in rebounding, grab- 
bing an average of 9.3 boards per game. 

Conference championship games are scheduled for 
Feb. 21-23 at Piedmont College in Demorest, Ga. The 
national championship is scheduled for March 21-22 in 
Salem, Va. 

record and were invited to the NCAA tourna- 
ment for the first rime since 1993. 

The Lady Scots fell in the first round of 
the tournament to East Texas Baptist College, 
but the season was full of great performances 
by All-Conference players Jenna Jones and 
Karen Tobias, who was ranked as high as No. 
3 nationally in digs per game (7.2). 

Tobias, a freshman, was also named to the 
GSAC's All-Freshman Team, along with Amanda 
Brown. Sarah Arlinghaus and Kasey Ellen were 
named to the GSAC's All-Academic Team. 

Coach Kandy Schram was named 200 1 
Coach of the Year by the GSAC. 

Men's soccer It was a record-setting year! 
The Scots enjoyed a best-ever 14-2-2 record, and 
won their first GSAC conference championship. 

Strong performances by seniors Jeremiah 
Bivins, Peter Rosenblad, Paul Wieck, Michael 
Williams and freshman T.J. McCallum landed 
them on the All-Conference Team. McCallum, 
Adam Hanley, S.E. Knight and Dusun Norman 
were also named to 
the GSAC's All- 
Freshman Team. 
Rosenblad, a 
goalkeeper, set 
records in career 
shutouts (29.5) and 

season shutouts (9.5). Allowing only 13 goals in 
the 2001 season, Rosenblad tied MC's record in 
that category. He was named GSAC's MVP 

Cross Country In its first year of existence, 
the MC Mens Cross Coimtry team was crowned 
the GSAC champions, while the Lady Scots' 
came in second place in the conference meet. 

Tyson Murphy and Hollie Millsaps were 
named GSAC MVPs. Murphy, Matt Dunn, 
Michael Rickman and Grady McMillian were 
all named to the All-Conference Team. Dunn, 
also named to the GSAC's All-Freshman Team, 
received the "Freshman of the Year" title. 

For the women, Millsaps was joined on the 
All-Conference Team by Lindsey Laughner, 
who was also named to the All-Freshman Team 
and voted "Freshman of the Year." 

MC alumna Beth Nuchols Coppenger 
'95 coaches both teams. 

Football A challenging 2001 season ended 
2-8 for the Fighting Scots. Wins came against 
Bethel College (24-21) in a Homecoming 
thriller, and against Blackburn College (111.) (52-7). 

Punter Doug Loomis ended the season 
nationally ranked. Gaining 2,700 yards in 66 
punts for an average of 40.9 yards per punt, he 
tied for fourth place, narionally, in punring 
average. His 2,700 yards placed him second 
nationally for total yards. 

Lady Scots Enjoying Winning Record 

In their first game back from the holiday break, the Lady Scots 
Basketball Team saw its six-game winning streak come to a close 
against Covenant College, but players and coaches are confident of a 
strong season finish. 

As of January 13, the Lady Scots are 9-4 but undefeated in the 
Great South Athletic Conference. In his first year leading the Lady 
Scots, Dee Bell '97 has coached the team to victories against 
Oglethorpe, Savannah School of Art and Design and-in-state pval 
Carson Newman College. /^ 

Sophomore wing Hayley Smith leads the Lady Scots in scoring 
with an average of 20.2 points per game. Jdnior Marquita Porter is 
averaging 12.2 while junior transfer Shandra Loveless is adding an 
average of 10.7 points to the scoreboard / 1 

Sophomore Dana Duncan leads the team in rebounding, averag- 
ing 8.2 per game. 

Conference championship games ire scheduled for Feb. 21-24 at 
Piedmont College in Demorest, Ga. Nadonal championship games 
will be held March 15-16 in Terre Haute,vlnd. 





Study Finds Maryville College Alumni Among Most Satisfied In Region 

If you were one of 367 alumni in gradua- 
tion classes between 1974 and 1996 who 
participated in a recent Appalachian College 

More than 350 MC alumni 
participated in the ACA study. 

Association study, Dr. Mardi Craig, associate 
academic dean and director of institutional 
research at MC, would like to thank you. 

And, she thought you might be interested 
to learn this: In comparison with the graduates 
of 28 colleges and universities participating in 
the survey, MC alumni are among some of the 
region's most satisfied with their educational 

"We've known for years that the educa- 
tional experience we offer here is valuable and 
transformational, but there are people out 
there who have said, "Show me. Tell me why 
this is different,'" Craig explained. "We have 
had plenty of anecdotal information, but this 
survey shows a real quantifiable difference." 

Funded by grants from the Spencer 
Foundation of Chicago and the Andrew 
W Mellon Foundation of New York City, 
the study of alumni from 28 central 
Appalachian colleges and universities was 
developed by the Berea, Ky.-based ACA to 
learn more about the educational, social and 
economic impact small liberal arts schools have 
on the central Appalachian region. 

The ACA is a consortium of 33 private 
colleges and universities situated in eastern 
Kentucky, western North Carolina, eastern 
Tennessee, southwestern "Virginia and West 

More than 47,000 alumni of ACA mem- 
ber institutions received the survey created by 
nationally acclaimed researchers Ernest T. 

18 FOCUS Winter 2002 

Pascarella of the University of Iowa and 
Patrick T. Terenzini of Penn State University. 
Likewise, alumni from five public colleges and 
universities in Kentucky, 
Tennessee and West Virginia 
were also sent surveys. This 
group served as a control 

Private college graduates 
showed clear advantages in 24 
of the 28 questions asked 
about the retrospectively 
perceived contribution of the 
undergraduate college. They 
showed stion? advantages ( 1 
to 34 percent) in the areas of 
developing ethical standards 
and values, appreciating literature and fine arts, 
developing self-confidence, actively participating 
in volunteer work to support worthwhile causes, 
interacting well with people from racial groups 
or culmres different from their own and learning 
how to be a more responsible family member. 
At Maryville College, Differences Even 
More Profound 

While 47 percent of graduates of ACA- 
member institutions said thev were "verv 

satisfied" with the education they received, a 
whopping 61 percent of MC alumni surveyed 
said they were "very satisfied." Another 32 
percent said they were "satisfied." 

The responses for MC graduates were 
statistically different - and statistically higher 

- than other ACA colleges in the areas ot writ- 
ing, reading, thinking and reasoning, lifelong 
learning, appreciating Hterature and fine arts, 
tolerance, problem solving, self-confidence, 
speaking, originality, racial/ethnic interactions, 
leadership skills, environmental issues, goal 
setting, citizenship and time management skills. 

In all of these areas, the majority of MC 
graduates said their education at Maryville 
College contributed to their growth and/or 
interest in or participation in related activities. 

Craig was even encouraged by those few 
categories where MC graduates' ratings fell 
below those of other ACA-related institutions 

- encouraged because the College has put in 
place, already measures to improve areas that 
alumni identified as less strong than others. 

"We're using the data to see where we're 
effective and less effective and identify those 
areas where improvements need to be made," 
Craig said. 

Maryville College: Coming Soon To A Restaurant 

Or Home Near You 

Maryville College administrators will be on the 

road this winter and spring, visiting alumni, parents 

and friends in select cities. II you live in or near any 

of the cities listed below, mark down the tentative 

— -____dates and look for invitations in the mail. We 

look forward to meeting vou! 

(And if you're interested in hosting or helping 
organize an event, contact Helen Bruner, directot of alumni 
and parent relations, at 865/981-8202 or brunerh@mar)'\' 

Feb. 2 Washington, D.C. 

Feb. 5 Atlanta 

March 12 Chattanooga 

March 16-17 Richmond, Charlottesville 

(Choif Tour) 
April 4 Philadelphia 

April 5 Newark/NYC 

April 1 1 Knoxville 

Mark these dates, 

May 17-19 

Commencement Weekend 
June 10-14 Kin Takahashi Week 
Oct. 4-6 Family Weekend 
Oct. 18-20 Homecoming Weekend 


Edna M. Hampton '31, is 95 years old and still able 
to live in her home in Rutherfordton, NC. However, 
she had to give up driving and "get out of the fast 

Elizabeth Lanterman Hunt '34, at age 90, she is still 
having a great life. She and a friend enjoy traveling all 
over the U. S. Her home is in Raleigh, NC. 

Estelle Greene Carhart '36, remains in her home in 
Norris, TN and is "a very active 89-year-old." She has 
five children, twelve grandchildren and five great- 
grandchildren and notes that keeping up with their 
activities keeps her young. 

Elizabeth Reimer Gleim '36, is now living in 
Charleston, SC. She moved there to be near her son. 

Alene Pitt Chittick Dockeiy '38, is a retired teacher 
and lives in Decatur, AL. She notified the College ot the 
death of her husband, Charles Dockery, Feb. 28, 2001. 

James C. Reniro, Sr. '38, was recently honored by the 
Maryville School Board when it voted to name the 
Maryville High School football field for him. Renfro 
served the city school system as teacher, coach, princi- 
pal and school board member. 

E. B. Smith '40, and his wife, Jean Smith, '46, recent- 
ly flew to Kansas City, MO, where he addressed a Civil 
War Round Table banquet and did a special lecture at 
Rockhurst University. 

J. Robert Watt '41, and his wife, Elizabeth Brimfield 

Watt, '37, met on their first day at MC. They have now 
been married for 59 years and enjoy life in The Fountains 
at Cedar Parke, a retirement village in Atco, N]. 

Cecil 0. Eanes '43, is retired after serving 55 years in the 
Presbyterian ministry. He was married in January 2001 to 
Edith Dalton Sutphin, and they divide their time 
between homes in Virginia and California. They visited 
the MC campus on their recent cross-country trip. 

Marion Magill Foreman '43, made an Elderhostel trip 
to Northern Ireland in June 2001. She was accompa- 
nied by her daughter, Susan Foreman Viney, '66. 
Marion is active in the Adventures in Lifelong Learning 
at the University of Wisconsin, Parbide. She is also a 
cancer survivor. 

Alice K. Reed '43, sold her home and has moved into 
public housing in Storrs, CT She receives many servic- 
es and does not need to care for the property. 

Leroy Y. Dillener '44, and Peg Fisher Dillener, '44, 
now live in her hometown of Warsaw, NY. He is a 

member of Genesee Valley Presbytery and does substi- 
tute preaching. She is on the local church session. 

Marian Garvin McLiverty '44, notified MC of the 
death of her husband, John, on Feb. 6, 2001. She has 
gotten back to swimming and does counted cross- 
stitching. She traveled 7,000 miles from her home in 
California to Florida in August, visiting family mem- 
bers along the way. 

Dorothy Brown DeStefano '45, recentiy took her two 
daughters and her grandson to Alaska and says it was a 
memorable experience. She still lives in Boca Raton, FL. 

Bufifie Carver Fay '49, and her husband recently 
enjoyed a Class of 1949 mini-reunion with longtime 
friends Bob and Barbara Smith and Barbara Bertholf 
Etzweiler and her husband, Ernie. 

Evelyn Anderson Wood '49, taught school in Dade 
County, FL for thirty years. Now retired, she and her 
husband enjoy their ten-acre wooded "farm" in 
Branford, FL. She is also a member ot the North 
Gilchrist County Joyfiil Hearts Quilting Club. 

Herbert McCallum '50, with his wife and daughter, 
enjoyed a 25-day tour of Scoriand's highlands and 
islands, including visits to Glasgow, Edinburgh and 
London, in May 2001. 

Benjamin Sheldon '50, continues to serve as Parish 
Associate at Forks of the Brandywine Presbyterian 
Church in Glenmore, PA. He and his wife have their 
35th grandchild (I4th boy) born on Aug. 23, 2001. 

Lambert E. Stewart '50, will serve the last year of his 
term as Deacon at Venice Presbyterian Church, Venice, 
FL in 2002. 


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(Standing, L-R) Dr. David Seel '46, Junius Allison 
'32; (sitting, L-R) Rev. John Talmage '34 and Dr. 
Joseph Wllkerson '36 share many MC stories at 
Highland Farms Retirement Community in Black 
Mountain, N.C., where they all reside. Allison 
recently published his third book, a story for 
children entitled "Tina and the Broken Teapot." 

Jim Kren '52, and Pat Love Kren, '51, celebrated 
their 50th wedding anniversary in August 2001 with a 
reception in the Great Smoky Mountains National 
Park. They also attended a family reunion in Florida. 
He is a retired Presbyterian minister; she is a retired 
social worker and teacher. 

Annabelle Libby '52, has sung with "Smoky 
Mountain Harmony," a Sweet Adeline's group out of 
Knoxville, for a number of years. The group won first 
place last year in the regionals and were to represent 
the region in the nationals this year. 

George Carpenter '53, took a trip to Jordan, Israel 
and Egypt in the fall of 2001. He was flying from 
Cairo to Luxor on Sept. 11, but "made it home safely, 
almost on time." 

Barbara Scott Davis '53, still teaches 38 piano stu- 
dents a week and has two singing classes. Her husband 
manages a national drug-testing program at RTI. They 
live in Durham, NC and have 18 grandchildren. 

Peggy Kessler Duke '53, took a trip to Thailand, Laos 
and Cambodia in January 2001. She recently enjoyed a 
"Wine on the Rhine" trip to Germany. She continues 
to do botanical illustrating for her husband's books and 
does Chinese brush painting "for myself" 

Gerald Walker '53, retired in 1984, after 30 years as a 
teacher and basketball coach in Oak Ridge and 
Anderson County schools. He served 12 years on the 
Oak Ridge Board of Education, the last six years as 
chairman. He retired from the Board in June 2001. 

Emily Smith Hoyer '54, is serving the Belmont 
Presbyterian Church in Roanoke, VA, as 
Commissioned Lay Pastor. Her husband, Albert S. 
Hoyer, '56, is honorably retired from the ministry. 

Herbert Catlin '55, continues to enjoy retirement in 
Cookeville, TN. He has his first grandchild, Ethan 
James DuFresne. 

Gavin L. Douglas '56, recendy visited his missionary 
daughter, Vivian Douglas, at Case Bernabe, an orphan- 
age in Guatemala, accomplishing a number of projects 
at the orphanage. 

Margaret Blackburn White '56, continues as 
President of the Teaneck (NJ) Communit)' Chorus, an 
organization dedicated to reflecting the diversity of 
their township in membership and repertoire. 

Pat Hoover Bishop '57, enjoyed a summer visit in 
Pittsburgh with Jane Hussey Fraelich, '57; Margaret 
McClure Partee, '57, and Charles Partee, '56. 




A Family Reunion or a Maryville College Homecoming? 

More than 50 descendents of die Ralph W. Lloyd 
and Margaret Bell Lloyd family and their spouses 
gathered on the Mar}'ville College campus Aug. 4 
for a family reunion. During the reunion, relatives 
of the sixth president of Maryville College toured 
the rebuilt Fayerweather Hall, the renovated 
Anderson Hall, the Fine Arts Center and Thaw 
Hall. Highlights of the visit included a tour ot the 
Ruby Tuesday Lodge (formerly Morningside), 
where the Lloyds lived for many years; and lunch 
in "Isaac's," the new student grill in Harriett Hall 

At right: J. Vernon Lloyd '41, Louise Lloyd Palm '51 and 

Hoi B. Lloyd '43 stand in front of the portrait of their father, 

former Maryville College President Or Ralph W. Lloyd, 

in the library of Thaw Hall. 

Ann Murray Bridgeland '58, recently retired as direc- 
tor of the Senior Companion Program in Lansing, MI. 
She has completed 25 years of working with senior citi- 
zens and writes that her work "provided great role 
models tor the coming years!" 

George Kaiser '58, continues his consuhant work with 
"Newsweek." Judy Cummings Kaiser, '59, "hammers 
away" at her writing and storytelling programs state- 
wide in Nj. They spend two mondis of the year in 
their home in Florida. 

Marjorie Hunter Cantley '59, lives in Cope, SC, 
where she is "thoroughly enjoying retirement," and is 
ver\' involved with her church and grandchildren. 

Rufiis Bowers '60, recendy completed a successftil 
year as Honorary Mayor of Fallbrook, CA. He is now 
known as the "man responsible for a flag on every light 
pole in Fallbrook." Polly Cox Bowers, '58, continues 
as teacher and mentor in Lake Elsinore. 

Dyrk Couser '61, is enjoying retirement by working 
on the Board ot the Puaxsutawney (PA) Christian 

School. Lynn Hill Couser, '63. returned to her iamily 
toots tecently when she was confirmed into the 
Catholic Church from which bodi sides of her family 

Terry Lee Dick Dykstra '61, retired after 14 years as 
Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House in 
Baltimore. Her husband also retired, and they now do 
volunteet work with the Presbytetian Chutch in Africa. 

Donald Harward '61, is one ot three vice-chairs on 
the Board of Ditectors of Campus Compact, a national 
coalition of mote than 750 college and university presi- 
dents. Harward is President of Bates College. 

Fred G. Morrison '61, has been elected president ot 
the Board of Trustees of the Synod of the Mid-Adantic 
of the Presbnerian Chutch (USA). 

Clyde H. Flanagan, Jr. '62, is Professor of Clinical 
Psychiatry at the University ot South Carolina School 
of Medicine. He recently notified MC of the death of 
his fathet, Clyde H. Flanagan, St., on lune 9, 2001, in 

Carl W. Dumford '63, is now pastor of Third 
Presb)'terian Church in Charlorte, NC. He served on 
the task force to begin an extension of Union 
Seminar)'/Presbytefian School of Chtisnan Education, 
located in Richmond, VA, to Charlotte. Janet Lyerly 
Dumford, '63, is the Resident Services Coordinator of 
Sharon Towers, the Ptesbytetian Home of Charlotte. 

Ken MacHarg '65, and his wife, Polly Ballantine 
MacHarg, '65, hve in Miami whete they are mission- 
aries with the Latin America Mission. He is the 
Mission Joutnalist and Communications Coordinator; 
Polly is the Shott-Term Missions Coordinator. They 
travel a great deal in their work and, in the last two 
veais, have been to Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico. Ecuador, 
Honduras, El Salvador, Chile and Spain. 

Mary Louise Fuller Trout '65, and her family recendy 
enjoyed a visit from Arlene Larson Shafer, '65. Mary 
Lou is also a grandmothet for the tirst time. Her 
gtanddaughter, Kaitlyn, was born June 8, 2001. 

Dorothy Heismeyer Bennett '66, is an elementar}' 
guidance counselor in Fairfax, VA. In May 2001, she 
attended the gtaduation of her daughtet from medical 

Phyllis Evaul Mills '66, and her husband are working 
through Samaritan's Purse (Franklin Graham) to supply 
emergency surgical coverage to mission hospirals. They 
have traveled to Ecuador, Kenya and Papua New 
Guinea. PhvUis's husband, Stan, has tetired from surgi- 
cal practice. Theit two sons have doctorates and are 
working in research. Their daughter works for MCI. 

June Rostan '69, has been elected secretar}' of die 
American Waldensian Societ}' Board. She has also had 
an interview with Anne Btaden published in "Color 
Lines" magazine. Rostan is director of Southern 

Carol Fisher Mathieson '70, has sung a recital of 
Eastern European music at sevetal colleges and univer- 
sities in her area. She is professor of music at Culvet- 
Stockton College in Canton, MO. Duting the summer 
she visited widi Jim Daugherty, '70, at an International 
Symposium on Singing in St. John, Newfoundland. 

Kathleen Wells '70, is now a gtandmothet. Her grand- 
daughter, losafina, was born Jan. 18, 2001. 

Ana Tampanna '71, has written a book, "The 
Womanly Art of Aligatot Wresding: Inspirational 
Stories for Outrageous Women Who Survive by Their 
Wisdom and Wit," published by Silsby Publishing 
Company The tide is detived from the many kinds of 


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"alligators" that women are forced to wrestle in their 
lives: body image, aging, relationships, racism, faith, 
career versus children, etc. 

Liiidy Harris Bruggink '72, recently completed an oil 
portrait of Secretary of State Colin Powell for the 
National War College at Ft. McNair in Washington, 
DC. The painting depicts Powell as he looked when he 
was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, ten years 
ago, in uniform. 

Richard Banaglia '74, netted a Grammy for engineer- 
ing the Instrumental Jazz Album ot the Year 2000 - 
"Outbound," Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. He is 
tour manager and audio engineer with Chard Stuff 
Inc. in Nashville. 

W. Kevin Russell '74, had been named Managing 
Partner of the law firm, Wilkins, Frohlich, Jones, 
Hevia, Russell & Sutter in Port Charlotte, PL. He 
married Lori Harvey in 1999; they live in Punta Gorda. 

Alan J. Stevens '72, was appointed principal ol Joella Elizabeth Lufkin Tate '74, is in the application 
C. Good Elementary School in Miami, PL, in July 2001. process for UT College of Law, Class of 2002. 

Michael Montgomery '73, recently retired from 
teaching at the University of South Carolina and was 
appointed Distinguished Professor Emeritus of 
English. He has also been elected Vice President of the 
American Dialect Society (to become President in 2003). 

Kent R. Smith '73, is a consultant in Richmond, VA, 
where he lives with his wife and three children. 

Nancy Haller Cunningham '75, was honored by the 
Burlington Count}' (NJ) Board of Chosen Freeholders 
as the Burlington Count)' Woman of the Year in 
Education. She completed her master's in Education 
program in May 2001, and is currently working 
toward a Master's in Secondary School Administration. 
She teaches history at the Burlington County Institute 
of Technology at the Westampton campus. 

Delores Bowen Ziegler '73, has accepted a position as Leiand C. Blackwood, Jr. '76, was recently hired by 

the City of Maryville as its risk manager and manage- 
ment analyst. 

Associate Professor of Music at the University of 
Maryland. She is still performing and will be doing 
two productions with the Metropolitan Opera in the 
current season. 

Robert R Hines '76, is now pastor of First 

Presbyterian Church of Oakland, FL. Pat Jones 
Hines, '76, had a romance novel, "Making the Call," 
published in October 2001 by Avalon Books. 

Carol Alette '79, has remarried and now lives in 
Ottawa, Ontario. She moved from Montana to 
Ontario. She works at the Ottawa Cancer Center. She 
may be reached at 

Kevin Julian '80, and Betty Vars Julian, '81, and 

their three children, live in Basking Ridge, NJ. He is a 
chiropractor in Jersey City. 

Jun-ichi Kasuya '80, is now general manager for the 
Muscat office of Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd., the largest 
independent petroleum company in Japan. He lives in 
Muscat, capital of Oman, with his wife and two 

Catherine Carter Stiles '81, is still doing stained glass 
and runs Carter's Stained Glass Studio in Louisville, 
TN. She also started and is president of the Blount 
County Animal Rescue Effort. The group, in which 
her husband, John Stiles, is also active, places dogs and 
cats into loving homes. 

Anita Baker Lerman '82, "celebrated five years as a 
sole proprietor and turned 40" in 2001. She is now 

^^ We must not judge all persons by the actions ofafew.^^ 

In the early 1950s, my father, Robert W. Crosby '29, 
took a pastorate in Columbia City, Ind., where an outstanding 
member of the community and the church was an elderly Japanese 
man named Shinzo Ohki. 

Shinzo was brought to the United States as a very young man to 
be a houseboy; he entered into an arranged marriage and returned to 
Japan to bring his wife to the United States, where he eventually 
founded a small (and very successful) company which produced soy 
sauce. His daughter attended Wooster College here in Ohio. 

After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, all three of the 
Ohkis were rounded up and sent to an internment camp, but a 
number of local citizens banded together and arranged to have them 
released. The family returned to Columbia City, where Shinzo imme- 
diately turned his company into a firm that provided food for the U.S. 
Armed Services. His daughter was allowed to return to Wooster, but 
Shinzo and his wife were not permitted to leave Whitley County. 

The then-pastor of the Presbyterian Church provided all the 
daughter's transportation to and from college. Shinzo's appreciation 
was unbounded - and extended far into the future. 

As I approached my senior year in college, my parents had two 
younger children at home (one a hungry teen-ager), and there was 
simply not enough money to allow me to finish my education. So my 

By Abigail Crosby McKean '55, Columbus, Ohio 

father, hat in hand, went to Shinzo and 
arranged, through the local bank, for a 
loan for my last year at MC. 

Daddy repaid a small amount to 
the bank every month. 

Upon my graduation, Daddy 
discovered that, unbeknownst to him, 
Shinzo had arranged for my father's pay- 
ments to go into a savings account for 
the Crosby family. In short, Shinzo was 
ultimately responsible for my 

I did not know this until about 
five years before my father's death, but 
it certainly taught me never to paint 
with a broad brush. 

After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 
11, when so many people were wanting to round up and deport all the 
Middle Easterners, my memories of Shinzo bubbled up. It was a 
timely reminder to me that we must not judge ail persons by the 
actions of a few. 

(Top) Abigail Crosby, 1952 
(Bottom) Abby McKeon today 




raising her rwo-year-old, running her business and ren- 
ovating her home with her partner ot ten years. She 
also conducts training groups to help others become 
independent business people. 

John M. Sanders '82, and his family have moved to 
Bear, DE. He is now the Assistant Administrator of 
Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington. 

Michael Weiss '82, teaches US history at Charlotte 
Latin School in Charlotte, NC, where he also serves as 
History Department Chair. He received the 2001 
Spratt Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has been 
married to his wife, Patti, for nine years. She is a 
teacher, iewelrv designer and breast cancer survivor. 

maintains a private practice and is an adjunct instruc- 
tor at a college in Lincroft, NJ. 

Deangelo McDaniel '84, was one of seven people 
inducted into the Lawrence County (AL) Sports Hall 
of Fame in the 2001 Class. He is a news reporter at 
"The Decatur Daily." 

Melissa Walker '85, has been awarded the Willie Lee 
Rose Prize for the best book in Southern history writ- 
ten by a woman by the Southern Association for 
Women Historians. Her book, "All We Knew Was To 
Farm: Rural Women in the Upcountry South, 1919- 
1941," was published by Johns Hopkins University 
Press in 2000. 

Richard Jensen '57 (far right) recently donated several copies 

of his new book, "Pearl Survivors," to Maryville College. 

The 112-page paperback includes eyewiltness testimonies 

of nearly 20 people who survived the 1941 Japanese 

attack on Pearl Harbor. 

Visiting the College's library on Dec. 8, Jensen presented book 

copies to faculty and staff administrators of the College. 

Tom F. Hudson '83, was recently appointed by the 
Richland County (SC) Council to the Board of 
Directors of the Greater Columbia Community 
Relations Council for a three-year term. An account 
representative for seven years with BellSouth 
Advertising & Publishing Corp. in Columbia, he also 
serves as BAPCO Departmental Representative and 
Public/Community Relations Chairman for 
Communiations Workers of America AFL-CIO Local 
3706, and coordinates the annual BAPCO-CWA 
United Way Campaign in Columbia. 

Lee Millar Bidwell '84, received the 2001 J. B. Fuqua 
Award tor Outstanding Teacher at Longwood College. 
She teaches sociology at the Farmville, VA school 
where she is associate professor. 

Nancy P. Jones '84, is now employed as a psychothera- 
pist in the Department of Psychiatry of the University 
of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She still 

Alicia OUer '87, has moved to 
Vancouver, WA, to open the West Coast 
office of Audubon International in 

Risa J. Stein '87, is Assistant Professor 
ot Psychology at Rockhurst University. 
She and her husband, Keith Haddock, 
have a son, Justin, born June 17, 1995. 

Lisa Harvey Burkett '88, has taken a 
position with the FBI. She is a Training 
Program Manager at the FBI Academy 
in Quantico, VA. 

Heidi Hoffecker '89, and her daughter, 
Rachel, moved into their first house a 
year ago. Heidi is an attorney with 
Robinson, Smith and Wells and was 
recently invited to become a charter 
member of the newly formed 
Chattanooga branch of the Inns of Court. 

Christian Kaijser '89, lives in Stockholm, Sweden 
with his wife and two daughters. He is a management 
consultant for Matista. He and six other men also have 
started their own investment company. 

Dean Walsh '89, is now head women's basketball 
coach at Carson-Newman College. He was previously 
women's coach at MC where he had a 61-17 record and 
5vice took the Lady Scots to the NCAA tournament. 

Mark L. Smelser '91, opened his own Pals #17 restau- 
rant in Kingsport, TN, in June 2001. He invites a visit 
at He and wife Tiffany have two 
children, Hannah (4/29/97) and Porter Landon (1/16/00). 

Jennifer Carter LaFollette '92, was promoted to Senior 
Accountant of Franchise Support Services for Ruby 
Tuesday, Inc. in Maryville. She and her husband live 

in Knoxville. 

John Worth '92, is now a senior technical writer in the 
Software Alliances organization at Siebel Systems in 
San Mateo, CA. He and his family live in Berkeley, CA. 

Sheryl Ramsey Lambdin '93, is an account manager 
for Abbott Laboratories-Hospital Products Division. 
She and her husband, David, live in Chattanooga. 

Helen Costner Scott '93, received her MBA from 
Tennessee Tech in 1995. 

Jack C. Scott '93, has held positions for seven years 
with OKI Bering. He is currently a district sales man- 
ager and is based in Denver, CO. 

Beverly Rothwell Tarver '93, is basketball coach at 
Bledsoe County (TN) High School and received 
Chattanooga's Girls High School "Coach of the Year" 
award during the 2000-2001 season. She and her hus- 
band have an 8-year-old son and enjoy coaching his 
football, baseball and basketball teams. 

Erin E. Quigley '95, is now a case manager at DSG, 
Inc. She assists deaf individuals who are developmen- 
tally disabled in getting services that they need. She has 
been with the agenq' for three years. 

Jennifer Wells '95, is engaged to John Lange. They 
plan to marry in June 2002, in Colorado. 

Matt Webb '97, graduated from the University of 
Tennessee College of Law in 2000. He is an anorney in 
the law firm of Wimberiy Lawson Scale Wright and 
Daves in Morristown, TN. The firm represents 
employers throughout the state in all labor and 
employment related areas of the law. 

Grant Kelly '98, started his own remodeling company, 
Kelly Remodeling, in Sept. 2001. He and his wife, 
Allison Pryor Kelly, '97, are expecting a baby boy in 
April 2002. 

Rebecca Kiefer Seabaugh '98, received her master's in 
Counseling Psychology from the University ot 
Kentucky in December 2001. 

Rebbecca Bowman '99, now works tor Head Start as 
assistant teacher at the East Center in Knoxville. 

Brian Clowdis '99, is now Head Football Coach at 
Gaylesville High School (his alma mater) in Alabama. 
He and his wife, Amanda, live in Centre, AL. 

Jessica West Dawkins '99, has received her Master of 
Accountancy degree from the University of Tennessee. 




She and her husband live in Tampa, FL, where she is 
an accountanr with Pricewaterhouse Coopers. 
Adam Shepherd '99, is currently a Legislative 
Assistant tor Congressman Charles H. Taylor oF North 
Carolina. Adam handles Agriculture, Labor and 
Appropriations issues for the congressman. 

Robbie Allen '00, is in his second year ot teaching 
English at Masuho Junior High School in Yamanashi- 
ken, Japan. He enjoys comparing experiences with 
Dustin Robinson, '00, who teaches English at 
Kajikazana Junior High School in the same town. 

of Tennessee College of Law. She was director of Lil' Red 
Caboose Preschool and Child Care in Harriman, TN. 

Valerie Malyvanh Jansen '01, and her husband are 
living in Memphis, TN, where she is a first year 
medical student at the Universit)' of Tennessee- 
Memphis College of Medicine. 


Johnnie S. Bennett '30, on Mar. 30, 2001 , in Winder, 
GA. MC was norified by her nephew, Joe H. Bennett, Jr. 

Alumnus and photographer Tillman Crane 78 visited campus recently 
to kick off a month-long gallery showing of his latest work, "Structure." 
Crane, who is currently director of photography at the Waterford Fine 
Arts Academy in Utah, spoke to students in fine arts classes about his 
work, fie recently published a book of black-and-white images entitled 
"Structure" (Custom and Limited Editions, 2001), which features mas- 
terfully crafted images of places, buildings, machines and other arti- 
facts. Following a slide presentation on "Structure" in the College's Fine 
Arts Music flail on Oct. 8, Crane autographed copies of his book. 

Jennifer Mlllsaps '00, was one of a three-person team 
from UT's Center tor Environmental Biotechnology 
and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory that did 
research on how to use the process of photosynthesis to 
produce hydrogen for fuel. The team's work resulted in 
an article that was published in the June 2001 issue of 
"Photochemistry and Photobiology." Millsaps is now 
involved with the Professional Internship Program of 
the Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education. 

Jennifer Moore '00, recently completed her first year 
of employment with DeRoyal Industries in KnoxviUe 
where she is Healthcare Analyst. 

Paul Sacksteder '00, is attending the University of 
Utah College of Law. 

Allison Webb '00, is now a student at the University 

Dorothy Kellar Carty Gallimore '31, 

on Aug. 1, 2001, in Clemson, SC. 
Her husband had established a 
scholarship in her name at MC, and 
she was a member of the Isaac 
Anderson Societ}'. Survivors include a 
daughter, Mary Carty Stofik, who 
notified MC of her mother's death. 

Naomi Willingham DeBoe '32, on 

Sept. 20, 2001, in San Antonio, TX, 
where she had been a church choir 
director. MC was notified by her 

Donald W. Briggs '33, on Oct. 12, 
2001, m Winter Garden, PL. 
Survivors include his wife, Ruth 
Farlee Bri^, '34; and daughter, 
Miriam Briggs Barnes, '60. 

Mildred McMurray Rankin '33, on 

Aug. 16, 2001, in Morristown, TN. 
She had taught piano in schools and 
in her home for many years. Survivors 
include a sister, Elizabeth McMurray 
Felknor, '36, and several nieces and nephews. 

Robert H. Toms '35, on May 24, 2001, in 
Chattanooga. He was a retired electrician from 
McCallie School. Survivors include his wife, Julia 
Hilditch Toms, '36; two daughters, five grandchildren 
and three great-grandchildren. 

Robert K. Godfrey '36, on Feb. 6, 2000, in 
Tallahassee, FL. 

Inez Galloway Jones '36, on Sept. 5, 2001, in Illinois. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren E. 
Jones, '36. Survivors include a son and daughter and 
their families. Two grandchildren are Maryville College 
alumni. Christen McCammon Khym, '96; and 
Lodge McCammon, '99. There are nine great- 

Martha Deal McCarty '37, on Sept. 3, 2001, in 
Martinsville, VA. She had lived in Columbia, SC, for 
much of her life and raised her family there. Survivors 
include her husband, Albert F McCarty; two sons and 
their families, and sister, Frances Deal Hewitt, '35. 

James Donald Crego '38, on Aug. 21, 2001 at a care 
center in Idaho. He was a retired Methodist minister. 
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Katherine; five 
children and their families. 

Donald E. Rugh '38, on Nov 23, 2001 at his home 
in Sevierv'ille, TN. He had served as a missionary in 
India and Botswana for 38 years, along with his first 
wife, the late Joy Pinneo Rugh, '39. Survivors include 
his wife, Doris, and five children and their lamilies. 
They are Carol Rugh Green, '64; James W. Rugh, 
'64; David Rugh, '70; Kim Rugh Bergier, '73, and 
Doug Rugh, '73. 

Howard G. Wickman '38, on Nov. 4, 2001, at his 
home in Fort Myers, FL. Survivors include his wife, 
Hilda L. Wickman. 

Perry D. Abbott '39, on Sept. 14, 2001, in Maryville. 
He had been an engineer with the Federal Highway 
Administration lor 30 years. Survivors include his wife 
and two sons, and four granddaughters. 

Virginia Postal Smith '39, on Apr. 26, 2001, at a 
nursing center in Lake Forest, IL. She was a retired 
teacher and active in First Presbyterian Church of Lake 
Forest. Survivors include her husband, Albert M. 
Smith, a son and two grandchildren. 

Mae Bums Kolbe '40, on Aug. 27, 2001, in 
Maryville. Prior to her marriage she had taught school. 
Survivors include her husband, Earle Kolbe; two 
daughters, and sister, Mary Bums Storey, '40. 

Elizabeth Snead Shue '40, on Sept. 27, 2001, in 
Maryville. She had been a teacher and psychologist, 
spending her career in public schools in Baltimore, 
MD. She and her husband retired to Walland, TN in 
1982. Survivors include her husband, Lloyd C. Shue, 
'42; a daughter and son, and their families. 

Anna Lee Story Jacobs '41, on Nov. 2, 2001, in 
Maryville. She had been a school teacher and coach for 
44 years in the Maryville area and in Texas. She is 
survived by one daughter. 

Marie Griffith White '41, on Aug. 7, 2001, in 
Maryville. She taught school for 34 years in Blount 
and Loudon counties. Survivors include a sister and 
brother and their families. 

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Thomas B.Woolf '41, on Aug. 11, 2001, in 
Man'ville. He was employed by Pan American World 
Airways as a civilian airport manager under the US 
Navy from 1942-47, and then returned to Maryville 
and was in the automobile finance business and later in 
the investment field. He also fi)unded Woolf Agency 
Real Estate, Inc. in Maryville. Survivors include his 
wife and son and several nieces and nephews. 

Wallace Edward Easter '44, on June 11, 2001, in 
Lincoln, NE. He was a retired Presbyterian minister. 
Sur\'ivors include a son, Stuart C. Easter, '76. 

F. Douglas MacMartin '44, on Sept. 18, 2001, in 
Minneapolis. He was a retired teacher. MC was 
notified by MC roommate, Al Dockter, '47. 

Robert D. Herzberger '47, on July 2, 2001, at 
Collinsville, IL. He entered MC in 1940, leaving to 
serve in the Army Air Forces in World War II. He 
returned to College after the war and was active in 
theater productions and sports. Survivors include two 
sons and a daughter. 

William B. Seymour '48, on Oct. 30, 2001, in 
Fresno, CA. He was a retired dentist. Survivors include 
his wife, Dianne, who notified MC of her husband's 

Robert Clay Neff '50, on Sept. 27, 2001, in Covington, 
LA. MC was notified by Barbara McNiell Handley, '51. 

Ruth Hioson Douglas '56, on Jan. 17, 2001, after a 
battle with breast and ovarian cancer. Survivors include 
her husband, Gavin L. Douglas, '56; three daughters 
and seven grandchildren. 

Kathryn Wilson Cashwell '81, on Oct. 15, 2000, of 
complications relating to breast cancer. She had been a 
sign language interpreter in Fayetteville, NC. 


Robert B. Short '41, to Margaret (Maggie) 


Carol Alette 79 married Jim A. 

Froser on October 10, 1999. She 


met Jim, a Canadian, while 


travelling in Ireland in 1996. 


Carol may be reached via email at 


Helen Costner '93, to Phillip W Scon, Jr., May 19, 2001. 

Jack C. Scott '93, to Sarah Franke, Nov 3, 2001. 

Beth Ann King '95, to Matthew Todd Penland, July 

Lisa Ann Campbell '96, to Douglas Michael Simpson, 
June 9, 2001. 

Joey Cody '97, to Zak Weisfeld, Oct. 20, 2001. 

Katie E. Greer '97, to Richard G. Anderson, Oct. 14, 

Staci Kerr '98, to Clay Stalcup, '98, Sept. 8, 2001. 

Rebecca Kiefer '98, to Chad Seabaugh, July 28, 2001. 

Jadyn Irene McDaniels '98, to James Robert 
Simpkins, Oct. 9,2001. 

Andrew Long 
'99, to Mindy 
Sept. 1,2001. 

Julia Marie 
Messer '99, to 

Joseph Michael 
Strunk, June 

Sleeper '99, to 

Matthew Myers, 
June 2, 2001. 

Sarah Bess 
Overholt '00, 

to Wesley Keith 
Brewer, July 7, 

Caroline Leggett '99 and Nathan 
Morgan vi/ere married August 12, 
2000 at First United Methodist 
Church in Crossville, TN. Collie 
Caughron '00 was o bridesmaid 
in the wedding and retired pro- 
fessor, Dr. Robert Romger was a 
guest of honor. 

Hubert E. Dixon '86, to Sarah Clark, May 27, 2000. 

Jessica Nicole Violet '00, to Clifton Louis Young, 
Aug. 25, 2001. 

Elisha Nicole Giles '01, to Mark Daniel Rogers, '01, 

July 14,2001. 

Valerie Malyvanh '01, to Timothy Jansen, June 30, 


Jennifer Ann Carter '92, to Ronnie LaFollene, Oct. John T. (^ssett '74, and his wife, Megan, a son, Lucas 
27,2001. Cole, July 22, 2001. 

Karen Kotz Bengtson '83, and her husband, Carl, a 
son, Michael Blake, Nov. 12, 2001, their diird child. 

Raymond W. Burnett '86, and his wife. Amy, a son, 
Luke Winston, Aug. 22, 2001, their fourth child. 

Susan Jennings Singer '86, and her husband, Mitch, a 
daughter, Sophie Ann, July 17, 2001, their second child. 

Tom Mosher '89, and Kathleen McArthur Mosher, 

'91, a daughtei, Caroline Grace, March 30, 2001. 

Scoval L. Blevins '92, and his wife, Yvette, a daughter, 
Gabrielle Nycole, Aug. 27, 2001, their second child. 

Keith Lane '93, and Viaoria Conwell Lane, '90, a 

daughter, Emily Melinda, May 1, 2001, dieir second child. 

Tina Myers Simmerly '95, and her husband, Jerry, a 
son, Ryne, Aug. 14, 2001, their second child. 

Kelly B. Meacham '97, and Michelle Harris 
Meacham, '00, a daughter, Audrey, Dec. 11, 2000, 
their second child. 

Dara DiGiacomo Case '98, and her husband, a son, 
Brandon Michael, Sept. 14, 2001. 

Kelly Greaser Kerr '99, and her husband. Tommy, a 
son, Jakob Reece, Sept. 20, 2001, their first child. 

We wont to heot fram you! If you hove fecently 
mottled, celebiGted o bitth, or teoctied onothet tulle- 
stone in yout life send us o photograph that captuies 
the moment! You con moll o quolity colot photo to 
us. This photo will be kept on file, but will not be 
moiled bock to you. (We tequest tbot you not send 

Polotoid pictutes.) You may olso e-moil digitol 
photos to us. These must be 300 dpi, colot images - 
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of the occosion. Due to limited spoce, the edltoriol 
staff may not be able to Include all submissions. So 
get out your coniera...and send in those pictutes! 
Mail photos to: Alumni Office, Maryville 
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^^=F r- "A valiip^kmi^^ is its 

I geograplud?^ Ipcjation. What more could 


campus of two 

4^!^e parklike 

In 1999, Ruby Tuesday, Inc. (RTI) generously donated $50,000 
to Maryville College to create a Landscaping and Campus 
Improvement Plan. With campus-wide input, a 
comprehensive plan was created that would support 
the infrastructure needs of the College while 
augmenting the unique beauty and atmosphere of 
the College's grounds and facilities. 

r. Samuel T. Wils9aiai!AjCcnt]j|ry of Maryville 
Cen^;^ Beggings," 1935 

In April 2000, the Board of Directors authorized the 

¥¥t^M%Ai/ College Administration to move forward in raising the funds 

necessary to complete the $3 million Campus Beautification 

and Improvement Plan. RTI has provided a lead gift 

of $375,000, and a few other donors have already 

funded selected portions of the comprehensive plan. 

Below is a list of the proposed projects. For more 

information about the Campus Beautification and 

Improvement Plan or any of the specific projects listed below, 

please contact the Office of Advancement at 865/981-8200. 

• Rework and repave parking at Fayerweather, Bartlett and 
Thaw halls; Cooper Athletic Center and the athletic fields 

• Enhance courtyard and plaza at Fayerweather Hall 

• Construct a new ticket gate at football field 
• Construct a new parking lot at football practice field 

• Rework and enhance Court Street entrance 
• Enhance landscaping at Cooper Athletic Center 

Rework parking lot adjacent to the International House 
Rework and enhance Lamar Alexander Parkway entrance 

• Rework parking at Wilson Chapel 

• Construct new sidewalks at Fine Arts Center 

• Rework parking at Copeland Hall 

• Rework and enhance parking at 
Pearsons Hall 

• Construct access road and parking lot at 
tennis courts 

• Rework parking at Lloyd and Gamble halls 
and Willard House 

• Make general campus improvements such as 
paving the loop road, putting the electrical system underground, 

adding campus lighting and enhancing the landscaping 








What is next? 


MC Window 
of Opportunity 


Read all about a plan for the next 
ve years in the next issue of FOCUS 




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