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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Events ... 1 1
Organizations ... 23
Honors and Talents ... 39
Athletics ... 47
People ... 61
TENNESSEE WESLEYAN COLLEGE
An array of interesting, colorful people make
up Tennessee Wesleyan College. Wesleyan has
students not only from all parts of the United
States, but the World. From the Far East to the
Middle East, Wesleyan has touched people.
Variety is endless here at TWC; from the people
to the activities, it is an ever changing cycle.
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BEAUTIFUL iNy yHfliulNy
Wesleyan in itself is a kind of prism, accentuating and defining the
talents and abilities of the students in much the same way a prism
differentiates and separates the rainbow of colors in a beam of
Tennessee Wesleyan College is changing now,
just as it has been for the past two hundred
years. Wesleyan has a heritage of change and
expansion that is still strong with it today.
Nonetheless, some things will never change —
the family atmosphere and the friendships
formed among the students and faculty.
Wesleyan because of its' size is very special in
As the seasons pass, Wesleyan is like a
Kaleidoscope, ever changing and beautiful.
Always colorful and alive, it is like a rainbow ab-
sorbing the things around it. It takes its' life and
brillance from the people here, feeding off them
becoming brighter and brighter. In return, it gives
a great deal back to the students. It gives them a
focus for their abilities and a goal to aim at.
The 1982-83 Nocatula dedication is unique. It is unusual in that it is not dedicated to one person or even
two. The 1982-83 Nocatula is dedicated to the students, faculty and staff of Tennessee Wesleyan College.
It is the people that make the college. Wesleyan, being a small college, has many advantages. It allows
bonds to be formed between people. You are allowed to be a person. A student here is more than a name on a
seating chart and the faculty and staff is more than a foreboding shadow in a lecture hall or an unknown face in
The people here are all colorful and have a lot to offer. They have determination and dreams. They all have
hopes and are not afraid to work for what they want. Most important is that the people here care.
The Nocatula Staff salutes the spectrum of people that comprise Tennessee Wesleyan College. We are
Proud of you, each and everyone — for what you have accomplished, for the things you are striving for now
and for your dreams of a bright future. The Nocatula Staff wishes everyone a happy and successful year and
gives many thanks for The Wesleyan Spectrum.
The Homecoming Court was presented at halftime of
the Feb. 3rd Carson-Newman game. The court chosen
several weeks earlier was comprised of: Margaret Dan-
nel, Freshman; Rhonda Haskins-Smith, Freshman; San-
dra Hall, Sophomore; Lee Ann Hicks, Sophomore; Don-
na Ault, Senior; Kris Cook, Senior; Denna Middleton,
Junior; and Tenna Middleton, Junior. Donna Ault was
crowned queen for 1983. She was escorted by Vance
Owens. The Homecoming Committee, headed by Deb-
bie Taylor, planned an eventfilled week that ended with
the dance after the game. A highlight of the dance was
the midnight breakfast provided by the cafeteria staff.
The night before the game, a pep rally complete with bon fire was
held in the New Hall Parking Lot. Fireworks had been planned also,
but due to heavy winds were cancelled. Mitzi Holt and Vicki Har-
mon of Sigma Kappa Sorority worked hard stacking wood and
lighting the large fire. The cheerleaders held a mock funeral for the
CN Mascot, the Eagle. The TWC Bulldog did a fine job of plucking
the bird, Andrea Hunter.
1. The fire built by the Sigma Kappas
begins to blaze.
2. Andrea Hunter, the Eagle, awaits her
encounter with the TWC student body.
3. The fire begins to spark and grow just
as did the spirit and enthusiasm of
the students as the night progressed.
4. Students really enjoyed the bon fire.
We hope to see it become an annual
"THE MEN FROM.
Due to some hard work done by a few in-
dividuals, TWC had the honor of hosting
Glad, a Contemporary Christian group on
January 25. Funds were raised by the con-
tributions of the following organizations: Ex-
tra and Co-Curriculum Committee, SGA,
WCP, FCA, and BSU. Student turnout was
not very high, but the students that did at-
tend felt it was well worth while. The men in
the band sang a lot of traditional religious
songs as well as their own compositions.
After the concert was over, "the men from
Glad," spent time talking to students about
their music careers and religious ex-
periences. It was a night of "joyful noise un-
to the Lord." Many thanks to the organiza-
tions who contributed money and the
dedicated people who ironed out the details
for their appearance.
The Halloween Dance, sponsored by the SGA, was held October
29th in the Sherman Gas Room. Alpha Xi Gamma decorated, while
Sigma Kappa supplied refreshments for those who ventured out for
the dance. Costumes were wild and varied, but it proved to be great
Top Right — Barb Heintzelman strikes
photographer. Love those glasses Barbie!!
Above — Dave Essex enjoys a dance, while Lynne Roberts (left)
Far Right — Scott Emison and Lisa Underdown spent a special
moment on the dance floor. Scott, did you get those clothes from
Right — Margaret Dannel, a freshman, models her attire in the
Tennessee Wesleyan College presents .
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HENRY HIGGINS MICKEY RAINWATER
ELIZA DOOLITTLE LEE ANN HICKS
MRS. PEARCE AMY TROTTER
MRS. HIGGINS BABETTE BELL
COLONEL PICKERING PHILLIP HILL
FREDDIE EYNSFORD HILL CHIP HICKS
Professor Karpathy Mark Flynn
Lady Boxington Denna Middleton
Lord Boxington Jim Tobin
ALFRED DOOLITTLE PAUL DODSON
Butler Edward Daniel
Barman Dave Duncan
Mrs. Hopkins Barb Heintzelman
Harry Frank Ford
Jamie Danny Black
Mrs. Eynsford Hill Genevieve Wiggins
Tenna Middleton, Steve Thomas, Janice Clitt, Danny Black, Angie Hamilton, Amy
FLOWERGIRLS, BUSKERS, SPECTATORS AND DANCERS — Kris Cook, Lisa Dorr, Margaret Dannel,
Spencer Emison, Kay Etheridge, Barbara Heintzelman, Patty Hester, Anita Holland, Yoshiko Masaki, Denna
Middleton, Kumiko Okayama, Debbie Taylor, Rene McGill, Babette Bell, Carol Cannon, Kelly Littleton, Jennifer
Moore, Lynne Roberts, Dottie Nickels, Denise Rogers, Sharon Seaton, Curtis Tucker, Michael Reinhart, and
DIRECTOR LYNN E. WHITING
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC DARNELL CHANCE
CHOREOGRAPHER ELAINE ARMFIELD
Lighting Technicians Dan Eubank
Scene Design Laura Brown
House Manager John Anderson
Costume Co-ordinators Susan Roberts
Co-ordinator of Stage Crew Laura Bean
STAGE CREW — Scott Emison, Allen Dalton, Rajab Khashman, Kumiko Okayama,
Laurie Bennett, Mike Houston, Warren Croft, Denise Rogers, Sharon Seaton.
MAKE-UP — Debbie Derrick, Alice Edwards, Patti Hester, Phillip Hill, Sharon Seaton.
ACCOMPANISTS — Mike Frazier and Dr. Mary Greenhoe.
VALLETS — Melissa Alexander, Mandy Biddle, Greg Cunningham, Rhonda
Whose Life Is It Anyway?
Time: The present
Place: A hospital life care unit
CAST OF CHARACTERS
(in order of appearance)
Claire Harrison Amy Trotter
Nurse Anderson Genevieve Wiggins
Mary Jo Sadler Laura Bean
John Danny Black
Dr. Scott Phillip Hill
Dr. Emerson Jack Bell
Mrs. Boyle Denise Rogers
Margaret Hill Babette Bell
Dr. Jacobs Edward Daniel
Paula Kershaw Ruth Ann Hitchens
Dr. Barr Sharon Seaton
Judge Wyler Dave Duncan
STAGE ASSISTANTS — Hesham Abu-
Ragheb, Mike Houston, Angela Shields,
Yuko Yoshimura, Allen Dalton, Jackie
King, Scott Emison, Tim Prillman, Greg
Whitlock, Ruth Ann Hitchens, Phillip Hill,
Louise Trotter, Greg Chambers, Andrea
Hunter, Kris Cook, Warren Croft.
HOUSE ASSISTANTS — Holland Vib-
bert, Sigma Kappa Sorority, Bill Gribben,
Athens Life Care Center, Woods
Hospital, Athens Community Hospital,
and Athens Pharmacy, Ms. Luanne Odell,
Mr. Thomas Fortch, Charles and Adenna
Krum, Mr. George McGee, and Polly
1. Dr. Jacobs (Edward Daniel) ex-
plains the condition to Claire
(Amy Trotter) .
2. Miss Hill (Babette Bell) agrees to
represent Claire in her case
against the hospital.
3. Judge Wyler (Dave Duncan) and
Dr. Scott (Phillip Hill) listen in-
tently as Claire explains her
4. Claire befriends student nurse
Mary Jo (Laura Bean) .
5. Judge Wyler (Dave Duncan)
considers the outcome of his
6. Mrs. Boyle (Denise Rogers) tries
to convince Claire she can lead a
TWC TOURNAMENT HIT
OF PARENT'S WEEKEND
Every day life at TWC is a special event. On the next three pages we're going to look at the everyday events
of a TWC student.
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watching "General Hospital",
"Donkey Kong", Ping Pong, the Juke
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Sigma Kappa is the national sorority on
campus. It was founded in 1874 at Colby
College in Waterville, Maine. The Snakey
K.'s have been on our campus since Jan.
21, 1961. The Sigma Kappa flower is the
violet and their colors are Lavender and
Maroon. The Sigma's Sweetheart this year
was Frank Ford and their Big Brothers were:
Spencer Emison, Mark Flynn, Mickey Rain-
water, Gordon Sobel, Scott Trigg, Chris
White, and Greg Whitlock. The women had
various projects throughout the year. They
included: Making name tags for both dorms,
tray favors, working registration, they had a
reception for the new assistant dean, a
hayride, pledge pumpkin party, booths at
the Halloween Carnival. They also visit local
convalescent homes bimonthly. The
Sigma's won the Red Cross Blood Drive and
had a canned food drive for underprivileged
families. They were also active in intermurals
with girls participating on football, basket-
ball and volleyball teams. What is a Sigma
Kappa Woman? She's . . . Homecoming
Queen . . . Belongs to Alph Chi . . . She's in
Who's Who . . . Member of our S.G.A. . . .
works on student publications . . . Most of
all, she's a friend and a sister.
Alpha XI Gamma
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Alpha Xi Gamma is the local sorority at TWC. Their
advisor is Dr. Genevieve Wiggins. The flower for the
"fuzzies" is the Pink Killarney Rose and their colors are
double blue and gold. Their officers are: Debbie Taylor,
President; Susan Ray and Michelle Hay, Vice-
Presidents. Jenny Coker and Kim Mason. Secretaries.
Tenna Middleton, Treasurer; Anita Holland, Chaplain;
and Diane Jack was Pledge Trainer Alpha Xi's dream
men were Scott Hatfield and Tad Simpson. Their ac-
tivities included "fishing pond" at Halloween Carnival,
hayride. Thanksgiving wreaths for local hospital,
Christmas shopping with underprivileged children,
Cerebral Palsy road block, working the Special Olym-
pics and the Bike-a-thon. Who is the Alpha Xi woman?
She's an ambassador . . member of the homecom-
ing court . . . Resident Assistant . . . editor of school
newspaper member of Alph Chi and Who's Who . . .
cheerleader . . tennis player ... the lead in the spring
musical. The Alpha Xi's are a great bunch of girls who
are all very active on our campus. Keep up the good
Upper Left: Jody Coker works the concession
stand during a basketball game.
Lower Left: Pledge Barbara Heintzelman of
Above: Freshman, Kay Etheridge, is very pro-
ud to bean Alpha Xi.
Wesleyan Christian Fellowship
Every student at TWC is considered
a member of WCF. It is a student
group aided by Chris Wilson that does
biblical study and enjoys some just
plain clean fun. WCF meets every
Tuesday on the third floor of New Hall.
This year they attended a fall retreat
and sold posters to help sponsor the
group that visited campus in the fall.
Alpha Chi is a National College
Honor Scholarship Society. It is open
to both men and women who rank in
the top ten percent of the junior, senior
and graduating classes. They must
also have a GPA of 3.2. Character and
reputation are also considerations for
OFFICERS — Debbie Taylor, Brandon Watters, Courtney Senn — Advisor
Brandon Watters, Debbie Taylor, Mickey Rainwater, Tracie Carter, Ed Nelson, Pat Melton,
Donna Ault, Kumiko Okayama, and Courtney Senn.
Left: OFFICERS — Mickey, Vice-president; Scott,
Prez; Debbie, Treasurer; Denna, Secretary.
Below: MEMBERS — Debbie Taylor, Mickey
Rainwater, Scott Emison, Denna Middleton,
Janice Clift, Lee Ann Hicks, Mary Ann McClen-
don, Lisa Underdown, Jean Trohanowsky, Mat-
thew Graham, Jim Tobin, Dennis Cole, Kris Cook,
Brandon Watters, Lynne Roberts. Not Pictured:
The Student Government Association is com-
prised ot representatives from all campus
organizations, as well as commuter and dorm
representatives. The SGA gives these students a
voice in various happenings on campus. The SGA
is responsible for most all campus activities. Some
things they did this year include: the Spring For-
mal, a trip to Gatlinburg, the Halloween and
Christmas dances, the Glad Concert and a picnic
with Hiwassee College during the spring.
BEAUTY TO BEHOLD!
The Baptist Student Union has been at TWC since 1965. It is a group of Bap-
tist Students and some from various denominations that get together for
fellowship and friendship. Every Wednesday, they got together for the fellowship
and a home cooked meal. The B.S.U. went on several retreats and visited various
places in Athens with their puppet show.
The Political Science Club is another new addition to our campus this year.
It is a group of people that get together and discuss current political events.
Officers for the club were: Mike Elder, President; Steve Bandy, Vice-President;
Sec. /Treasurer, John Anderson; and faculty advisor, Bill Gribben.
Society for the Advancement of Management
S.A.M. is a business organization. It's main purpose is to stimulate student interest and to provide knowledge of
management practices through student interaction with local businesses. S.A.M. sponsored an Auction in
Townsend Auditorium during Spring Quarter.
Circle K is a service oriented organization that is composed of both men and women. They are sponsored by
the Kiwanis Club and they have been on TWC's Campus since April of 1962. Membership is by invitation only.
Members must show high character, strong leadership and maintain high academic standards. Debbie Torbett
was Circle K President this past year.
The New Exponent
The New Exponent is the school paper. Mary Ann McClendon served as editor this past year. Dr. Geneieve Wig-
gins was the faculty advisor. The paper is published twice quarterly by Choate Publishing Company in Etowah.
It is financed by the S.G.A. Mary Ann did a fine job this year in keeping students informed and entertained.
Other staff members were: Jane Cate, Assistant Editor; Amy Lackey and Spencer Emison, Sportswriters; Greg
Chambers, Photographer; and Debbie Derrick, Kathy Thomas, Pat Bradshaw, Kevin Duvall, Carol Cannon, Gail
Cooley, Sandra Wilson, Jordy Ketron, Jane Owen, Mandy Biddle, and Crystal Guffey were all Staff members.
The Masqued Players
The Masqued Players is a group of students who have special interest in any aspect of theater work. Faculty ad-
visor was Lynn Whiting. Masqued Players were involved in all aspects of both TWC Productions this past year.
Many appeared on the stage as well as tended the technical aspects of the show. The Masqued Players are
very active on our campus.
The Springs of Helicon
The Springs of Helicon is TWC's literary magazine. It is compiled once a year and consists of student
photography, artwork and various literary works. Sara McClure was this years editor and Dr. Geneieve Wiggins
was the faculty advisor.
The Nocatula is the yearbook that is compiled and edited by the students. The Nocatula, like other campus
publications, is funded through the S.G.A. Denise Gallman was the editor and photographer. Faculty advisor
was Jim Tingen. Laurie Bennett and Yuko Yoshimura were staff members and Greg Chambers and Warren
Croft were contributing photographers.
The Ambassadors are very important at TWC. They are chosen in the fall. They are nominated by faculty
members and then are reviewed by a special board in an effort to find the most representative students of Ten-
nessee Wesleyan College. The ambassadors visit local high schools and aide visiting high school seniors when
they visit our campus. They are a crucial part of TWC's recruiting efforts. They also assist with alumni gather
ings. This years ambassadors were: Lee Ann Hicks, Denna Middleton, Tracie Carter, Janice Clift, Scott Hatfield,
Chip Hicks, Andrea Hunter, Tenna Middleton, Jimmy Woods, Brandon Watters, Loyce Holden and Joyce
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a new organization at TWC. They met every Tuesday at 1 1:30 in the Gas
Room. Officers were: Dan Eubanks, President; Steve Simmons, Vice-president; Pepe Fernandez, Secretary;
and Amy Lackey, Treasurer.
A Study of Study
Talents and Honors
During Winter Quarter 1983, Jeffery Folks once again held his creative writing class. The students attempted to write fiction, drama and
different types of poetry. The class was consisted of a very productive group and the Nocatula would like to showcase some of the stu-
All we see
is a dim mirror image
Bright unbroken beams
Soft swinging streams
All we see is a dim mirror image
Wayfaring wings of wonder
clashing claps of thunder
shred the sky asunder
Knowledge isn't wisdom
deceit isn't error
Some day, one day, near day
you will know reality
sealed fate finality
Fair day, Great day
when happiness will flow
and spurts of flawless joy
will ever after grow
But now, yes now
through the grime of our perversion
through the crud of our corruption
All we see
is a dim mirror image
I weep inside
black tears of bitter sorrow
wondering if hoping for
the freedom on the morrow
Shine sun, blue sky, you pale I note
masks of men men of masks
the truth will prove the goat
When laughter peals from eels and seals
and the throats of living slaves
you'll see the servants are the kings
and the chooser he who heals
All we see is a dim mirror image
But now, oh now, woe now
hate like vomit fills
the toilets of mens blinded souls
the vomit chokes and kills
Through clouds of haze, tobacco smoke
Few flowers grow in sight
nourished by a hidden and mysterious light
they clutch at their existence
die for their subsistence
stand firm in love resistance
They are echoes we are shadows
with hope for solidity
and a hold on serenity
Out for now
All we see is a
dim mirror image of Him
— Spencer Emison
To Be A Bird
Oh, to be a bird,
To soar through the air
On carefree wings,
up above the clouds
where the air is clean.
He dives and swirls
and rides the clouds,
then glides on a gusty breeze.
Oh, to be able to soar like that.
To have that freedom
and not worry about tomorrow,
and the day after that.
Oh, to be a bird.
— G. Jane Owens
A silver-grey sky melts into mountains
Colored misty lapis.
Barren trees, salt and pepper skeletons, imprint
their loneliness across the never ending heights
I look down on white stately houses that look ashen in the feeble light
An occasional orange brick chimney, the only source of brilliance;
the only thing resembling life.
In the distance is a clothesline, bearer
of faded denim jeans that flap silently in a cold breeze.
It slightly contrasts the brown dying grass that surrounds it on all
sides giving dimension. I can see a silvery street that
makes it's way between other obstacles of man and nature;
drenched by morning rain it reflects the heavens with its chilly
A collage of Murky, muted hues —
uninviting and foreboding; framed by an ivory window,
high above. Making one the resisting ruler of all he
The January wind moans through the window and fills the room
but I feel safe here, even as the dull afternoon light
filters through encompassing all it touches.
As I Lay Dying in The Hamlet,
before The Fire and the Hearth,
the last rays of the Light in August
was fading quickly.
Through the window, I could see
the Spotted Horses swatting at the
Mosquitoes who had dared to invade
As That Evening Sun was beginning
to Go Down, Moses strolled by with
A Rose for Emily.
Down the street, The Old People were telling
the story of Absolam, Absolam and
The Bear that he killed one
Delta Autumn Day.
It seemed impossible that
The Sound and the Fury of death
could be so near.
— Cynthia Partin
She was dying. The bite of crisp winter air went unheeded as she stepped mechanically through puddles
with thin crusts of ice. She was dying. Low grey clouds grew fuller waiting to shake the snow from their
billows. She could almost feel the slow stain of death spreading with the disease through her body. It made her
sick and she stumbled over a curb, jerking blindly across the street. Sharp icy gusts of wind rattled bare
branches around her. All the tears she shed were inside, a stifled agony that swept her mercilessly with
She was well inside the park now, passing empty benches and frozen litter. At last she collapsed on the
side of a fountain, weeping without reserve, washing the long dry basin with hot tears.
That's how he found her, in the afternoon gloom, with the first large flakes of snow falling gently on her
bowed shoulders. Her misery clung like a dark shroud around her. The length of her long blonde hair fell
beautiful, as a curtain covering her down turned face. He forgot his own sorrow as he watched her, disco-
vering that new channels of compassion had opened in him. He was glad to escape his own lonely meditations
with the flood of concern that now awakened in his breast.
Already society's taboos had largely lost their grip on him. How could he have remained unmoved with the
knowledge of his own condition? No, he was transcedent. He did not fear her reaction. He wanted to console
her, as he had wanted consolation all these weeks. These weeks devoid of mercy and relief.
She looked up at his approach with red, and swollen eyes, tear stains like rivulets down her soft cheeks,
silent. "Please, can I help you?" he asked gently. Bitterness engulfed her. She didn't hear the strange
tenderness in his voice. She didn't look into his eyes of deep understanding. He was a stranger interrupting her
misery, and she was outraged. Her rebuke was harsh. "Who the hell asked for your help? Stay away from
me.", and sobs shook her once more.
He wasn't prepared for her anger. It took his breath before he turned and walked away, his soul wrenched
back into a lonely pilgrimage through anguish.
The snow began falling more heavily, swirling through the air and sticking to the ground. He brushed it from
a nearby bench and sat heavily on peeling paint and rotting wood. She drew his thoughts. It had seemed to
him hours that he looked into her tortured countenance, noting the fine long fingers with which she clutched her
own shoulders. Her face was oval and lovely, with dark brown eyes. Her lips were full and pink under a fine
almost sharp nose. Her beauty made his pain more acute.
Around them the light was dimming as the sun continued it's hidden arc to the west. With his head buried in
his hands he prayed for her, but silence was his answer as it had been for his prayers these past long weeks.
It seemed his Lord had turned a deaf ear to his cries, but still he prayed, clinging like a desperate sailor to his
last shreds of faith.
Time led the sun docile and impotent closer to the horizon. The chill deepened, burning the tips of his
fingers. Inside himself he beheld a darkness profound which sucked at him, a black hole of despair, scorning
his fruitless plea to an unseen God.
Just then he felt a soft touch on his shoulder like the fall of a heavy crystal of snow. She stood before him
sorry, at temporary terms with her burden. They looked long at each other before she spoke, softly and with
effort. "I'm sorry. I just found out something . . . terrible." She said the last word in a rush before the thought
could flay her, and then went on firmly, resigned. "No one can help me now." Then she turned and walked
away making small footprints in the smoothe white sheet.
Twilight descended, rendering grey all things through the thick fall of snow. The fountain faded, the benches
dulled into oblivion, but the land glowed white. "Wait," he rasped not loud enough for her to hear him, and then
again, louder. "Wait" She stopped, a grey figure with no future, and waited with her back turned. When he
reached her he laughed softly, a sound that defied the gloom. Startled she looked at him. The pale light made
shadows of his eyes. She grew afraid. They were alone in the emptiness, empty in the loneliness. But he
showed no signs of imbalance. Rather he gave her the impression of one containing complete control,
tempered by humility, attained in a struggle against hopelessness.
The wind gusted through the darkening park, making whirlwinds of white powder in the air. Within the bot-
tomless wells of his eyes a light shone. She warmed herself in it as he spoke. "Come with me. I know a place
where we can get out of the snow and talk."
She followed him deeper into the darkness. They walked without touching into the quiet night. Black skies
dropped white to the ground into an acid cold.
— Spencer Emison
The M. C. "Tip" Smith Award . . . Craig Taylor
Floyd Bowling Outstanding Spirit Award . . . Steve Simmons
Brian Haile Award . . . Chris Taylor
MVP Men's Basketball . . . Allen Dalton
Best Offensive Player for Men's Basketball . . . Boyd Reynolds
Best Defensive Player for Men's Basketball . . . Brock Woody
Best Rebounder . . . Bob Williams
MVP Women's Basketball . . . Stacy Hutsell
Best Defensive Player . . . Beth Parham
Best Offensive Player . . . Gina Hall
Best Rebounder . . . Rhonda Jones
MVP Baseball . . . Troy Fugatt
Best Pitcher . . . John Asbell
Best Defensive Player . . . Tim Prillaman
Best Offensive Player . . . Vance Owens
MVP Soccer . . . Greg Johnson
Best Hustle . . . Brian Shaw
Most Valuable Offensive Player . . . Pepe Fernandez
Most Valuable Defensive Player . . . Ezell Scruggs
MVP Women's Tennis . . . Donna Roberson
Coach of the Year . . . Dwain Farmer, Stan Harrison and Artie Goon
Most Valuable Fan (Baseball) . . . Jack Prince
All VSAC Team Members
Men's Basketball: Allen Dalton
Women's Basketball: Stacy Hutsell and Gina Hall
Baseball: John Asbell, Vance Owens, Tim Prillaman, E. G. Bradshaw
All TISA Players
Soccer: Gordon Sobel, Jimmy Shaklee, Dave Essex,
Pepe Fernandez, Brian Shaw, Greg Johnson and Ezell Scruggs
Jack Houts Memorial Award . . . Mike Frazier and Donna Ault
Marrilyn G. Sallis Award . . . Mike Frazier
Tom Sherman Award . . . Mike Frazier
John Hoyle Arrants Prize . . . Donna Ault
Alpha Chi's Outstanding Teacher ... Dr. David Duncan
SGA Outstanding Faculty-Staff Award ... Dr. Ed Cox
William P. Miller Award . . . Michelle Hay
Frances Moffitt Award . . . Angie Hamilton
Cherokee Hardware Prize . . . Amy Trotter
Richard M. Johnson Award . . Brandon Watters and Jimmy Woods
Harry Russell Caldwell Award . . . Harry Dyer
Mrs. Frank Riggs Award . . . Linda Dalton
Wall Street Journal Award . . . Gary Watson
Chemical Rubber Co. Award . . . Chip Hicks
Accounting Award . . . Anita Gray
McMinn County Bar Association Award . . . Debra McSpadden
Frank Dodson Award . . . Brenda Gaston
Mr. and Mrs. George Yates Prize . . . Michael Rinehart
John W. Burgess Award . . . Deban Yeomans
American Bible Society Award . . . Rev. Kenneth LaDuke
"Springs of Helicon" Poetry Award ... Pat Melton
"Springs of Helicon" Short Fiction Award . . . Irene Akens
"Springs of Helicon" Art Award . . . Frank Ford
"Springs of Helicon" First Place Photography . . . Laurie Cameron
"Springs of Helicon" Second Place Photography . . . Amy Trotter
"Springs of Helicon" Third Place Photography . . . Sara McClure
Clem Jones Prize . . . Greg Cunningham
James Bright Wilson Religious Poetry Award . . . Pat Melton, Pat Alford and Kathy Gamble
Isobel Griscom Award . . . Deborah Derrick
Pauline Wiggins O'Brien Award . . . Janet Wilkins and Michael Bell
The Outstanding English Student Award . . . Pat Melton
Mildred Archer Award . . . Jeff Jones
The Riddle and Wallace Drug Store Award . . . Kim Hamilton
The William James Award . . . Cathy E. Richeson
Herbert Spencer Award . . . Alise Herron
Balfour Award . . . Denna Middleton
Ann Vaught Dougherty Award . . . Scott Emison
The SGA Award . . . Tom Miller
Outstanding Service to Campus . . . Alpha XI Gamma
Outstanding Community Service . . . Sigma Kappa
Sorority Women of the Year . . . Debra Taylor and Sandra Wilson
Kiwanis Club Academic Awards . . . Cathy Richeson, Brandon Watters, Nellie Shanks, Mark Diesen, Dana Perry, Robert Davis, Beth
Parham and Michael Rinehart
Circle K Club Award . . . Deborah Torbett
Not Pictured: Sara McClure, Scott Emison and Susan Ray.
Wesleyan Seniors are eligible for nomination to Who's Who in
American Colleges and Universities. In the fall, members of the
senior class nominate their peers. These candidates are then
recommended by faculty members to the editors of the
"The Best. . .
Is Yet to Come"
Kneeling: Ezell Scruggs, Spencer Emison, Don Jones, Charlie Williams, Dan Eubank, Billy Fugate, Pepe Fernandez, Greg "Skully"
Johnson. Brian Shaw Standing: Scott Trigg, Lome "Quiche" Murphy, Brad Bethel, Russell Douglas. Hal Williams, Dave "Spidey" Essex,
Jimmy Shaklee, Gary "Shim" McBride. Gordon Sobel.
TWC's "Cinderella" soccer team has for the se-
cond year missed the NAIA Nationals by one
game. The Bulldogs finished the season with an
"awesome" record of 16-4-1. They captured the
TISA crown along with the District 24 Champion-
ship. Coach Artie Goon was chosen Coach of the
Students and faculty were all very proud of the
soccer dogs' successful season, and we all hope
to see them win it all next year. Way to go Dogs!!
Assistant coach, Jeff Geeter, warms up with his
former team-mates. Geeter was chosen All
American for his efforts as goalie in the 81-82
The team relaxes and refreshes themselves
after winning the TISA finals.
Sophomore Ezell Scruggs prepares for a corner
A heated moment in the TISA finals against
Starting goalie, Charlie Williams, warms up
before the game against Tusculum. Charlie suf-
fered a few injuries this season, but proved to
be an invaluable asset to the Bulldogs.
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The 1982-83 edition of TWC's
cheerleading squad consisted of:
Margaret Dannel, John Asbell, Sue
Ray, Danny Black, Debbie Taylor,
Chip Hicks, and Denise Rogers.
Sandra Hall and Debbie Scar-
brough cheered during soccer
season and Barb Heintzelman
cheered as the Bulldog during the
The Nocatula would like to salute Rhonda Jones for a memorable contribution to TWC Athletics. Rhonda, a
senior this year, is the first woman to spend four years on the Ladies' Basketball team in twenty some odd
years. Rhonda has been a great asset to the Lady Bulldogs' efforts. Rhonda has devoted a great deal of time
and effort to the women's basketball program and Wesleyan is very proud of her efforts and accomplishments.
The Nocatula is very proud of you too, Rhonda. Keep up the good work.
Faculty and Staff
DR. GEORGE NAFF
DR. JAMES CHEEK
ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT
DR. ALBERT DIMMITT
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DR. STEPHEN BELLER
DEAN OF STUDENTS
(1) Darnell Chance is our
M.Div., Chandler School of
(2) Courtney Senn —
B.S., U.S. Naval Academy
M.A.T., Duke University
(3) James Thompson —
M.S., University of Houston
(4) Dave Duncan — History,
M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt
(5) Mary Greenhoe — Music,
English, Assistant Professor.
B.M., Shorter College
M.M., Oberlin College
(5) Janice Ryberg — Music,
B.S., M.Ed., University of
M.Mus., D.Mus., Florida State
(6) Durwood Dunn —
History, Political Science,
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University
(1) Bill Gribben — Com-
B.A., M.A., U.W.F.
(2) Lynn Whiting — Speech
and Theater, Assistant
B.S., Troy State
(3) Genevieve Wiggins —
(4) Jeff Folks — English,
B.A.. Reed College
M.A., Ph.D., Indiana
(5) B. T. Hutson — Business
B.S., M.S., U.T.
(1) Stan Harrison — Health
and P.E. Ladies Tennis and
(2) Dwain Farmer — Health
and P.E., Assistant Professor.
Faculty Not Pictured
Floyd Bowling — Mathematics
M.S., Stat University of Iowa
Herbert Neff — Education
B.A., Anderson College
M.A., Kent State University
Lowell Brubaker — Psychology
B.S., Juniata College
M.S., Western Reserve University
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Edmond Cox — Biology
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Alabama
Robert Ryberg — Education
B.S., Howard Payne College
M.A., Ed.D., Arizona State University
John Woods — Biology
B.S., Millsaps College
Joyce Baker — Chemistry
B.S., Ohio Northern
Ph.D., Texas A&M
Elizabeth Keirn — Health and P.E.
Alton Smith — Mathematics
M.A., University of Illinois
Isaac Gaidoo — Business Administration
A.A., Michigan Christian College
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Indiana State
Chris Wilson — Biblical
A.B., Duke University
M.Div., Duke Divinity School
Ph.D., Duke University
Nancy Boardman — Education
Doris Burrus — Behavioral Science
Bryan Jackson — Business Administration
B.S., M.B.A., U.T.
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Students Not Pictured
James Wesley Liner
Mary Ann McLendon
Kim H. Ratledge
Graduation was June 4, 1983. It was a
beautiful late spring day. Excitement and
anticipation could be seen on every face.
Proud relatives beamed as their special
scholar crossed the stage in Townsend
Vera Coe, long time member of
Wesleyan's Library Staff, was honored by
President Naff for her years of dedication
to TWC. Mrs. Coe retired this year and
was presented a certificate for her many
years of service.
Four honorary degrees were given at
commencement. Mrs. Nell Mohney of
Kingsport was named Doctor of Humane
Letters. Reverend Marvin Gass of Blount-
ville was named Doctor of Divinity, as was
Reverend Jack King of Maryville. Finally,
Mr. Thomas Mayfield of Athens was
named Doctor of Commercial Science.
Guest speaker at TWC's 126th com-
mencement was John M. Templeton of
the Bahamas. Mr. Templeton is an investment counselor and
President of Templeton World Fund Inc. and of Templeton
Growth Fund Ltd.
The Nocatula is very proud of those who received their
degrees and those who will complete them in August.
CANDIDATES FOR DEGREES, JUNE 4, 1983
BACHELOR OF ARTS
* Irene Akens
John Mark Blassingame
* Laurie Cameron
Lynn Harrison Cawood
* * Edward Dean Nelson
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
Adel M. Abu-Ragheb
Hesham Isa Abu-Ragheb
Roddy Musa Abu-Ragheb
*" Donna Ault
* Kitty Hayes
BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE
* 'Wayne Cruze
"Magna Cum Laude
* * 'Summa Cum Laude
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What was myth, has now been made reality. Yes, the 1983 Nocatula really exists, despite the general
disbelief and lack of faith. A very selected few supported the efforts for the 1983 Nocatula. People refused to
have their pictures made, and organizations were no more help in this area because they believed that there
would be no yearbook. They only managed to magnify my task.
Before I go on, I would like to give credit where credit is due. Our advisor, Mr. Jim Tingen, was a great help
and support in our effort. His belief in us was invaluable. He attended our meetings and did everything he could
to help. Thank you, Mr. Tingen.
Greg Chambers was kind enough to lend us some of the beautiful campus shots that are seen in the opening
section of the book. His work can also be seen on pages 1 1 and 1 2.
Warren Croft was a fine contributing photographer and helped to ease the load somewhat. His work can be
seen on the following pages: 29, 34, 46, 52, 53, 60, 61, and 95.
I would like to thank Yuko Yoshimura for her aide. Yuko designed the cover and also contributed the
photographs of the Halloween Dance. She was a great emotional support also.
Thanks almost seems insufficient for Laurie Bennett. Laurie assisted with the underclassmen section of the
book. In addition, Laurie ran countless errands, made endless phone calls and was responsible for getting our
photographers here from Knoxville. Laurie spent many hours with these people and had it not been for her there
might not have been a book. I could never thank her enough.
I also owe my mom and dad some thanks. After I was denied use of a school camera, they went and bought
me one. They have quite a bit of money tied up in this book due to the camera and our phone bills. A lot of peo-
ple felt they had room to air their gripes about the yearbook and were very quick to point a finger at someone
else. If one thing could be blamed, it is lack of student participation — pure and simple. In order for the
Nocatula to continue, the student body must HELP. They can do this by cooperating with photographers, join-
ing the staff and generally by just being more supportive of the efforts made rather than reacting in a negative
manner. If it's worth complaining about, it's worth taking the time to correct what's wrong. Don't waste your
time talking, do something about it! I would also like to thank the following people just for showing some in-
terest. They are: Scott and Spencer €mison, Dennis Cole, Debbie Taylor, Denna Middleton and Lee Ann Hicks.
I'd also like to thank my room-mate for being there to hear me complain and for putting up with me and my
Your frenzied editor,
Denise Gallman '83
Not to be taken from this room