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PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE Message from the President 

Dear Friends, 

Last year was unique in my rvvo decades as a college president. While neither we nor the country have completely 
recovered from the economic setbacks that occurred, we are making significant progress at PC. We welcomed the largest 
class in PC history- 364 freshmen and 20 transfer students, reinforcing the strength of our liberal arts program and our 
success in preparing undergraduates tor graduate schools and careers. Surprisingly, we also are finding that the times in 
which we live offer unique opportunities to strengthen the education we provide our students. 

On November 6 we officially opened our Confucius Institute. ITiis program presents tremendous educational op- 
portunities for our students and ties Presbyterian College directly to the economic development of the region. Along 
with our partners - Clemson, Converse, Furman, Wofford, Guizhou University, The Upstate Alliance and The Global 
Trade Consortium, and the South Carolina Department of Education- we seek to establish Upstate South Carolina as a 
national center for the study of and engagement with China. 

Among the 300 Institutes worldwide, we are the only liberal arts college selected for this honor. At the ribbon-cut- 
ting ceremony. Dr. Chen, president of Guizhou University in the People's Republic ol China, shared our sense of pride 
in the partnership forged between our two schools and its importance to the two countries we represent. "We will never 
forget the commitment we have made to one another," he said. "... In the 21st century, it is more important than ever 
for the two great nations of China and the United States to commit to economic exchanges, environmental preservation, 
and combating terrorism to construct a peaceful and prosperous world." 

We open the doors to our new pharmacy school next fall, and the interest this new educational venture has gen- 
erated is gratifying. Our pre-pharmacy program has tripled in size, and we daily field a host of inquiries from those 
interested in pursuing a doctoral program in pharmacy. Similarly, the communities of the Upstate are joining in support 
of this effort by providing the necessary internship sites central to the curriculum. In spite of the economy our timing 
could not be better; whatever transpires in Washington, the pharmacist will be a key component in health care of the 

We have entered our third year of our Division I transition and are in the midst of an NCAA self-study, an impor- 
tant last step in our transition. Division I athletics, both in the classroom and on the playing field, is demanding. Com- 
petition at PC is exhilarating, constant, and at times unforgiving. We are proud of our scholar-athletes and our coaches 
as they eagerly embrace this challenge for their college. 

Faculty, students and staff are learning how to be good stewards of our resources. Our GreenHose sustainabiliry 
effort led by Dr. John Inman and student leaders extends to virtually every area of our life and work. Programs assure a 
rich engagement with external expertise, on-campus resources, and student-run projects. Of special note- students are 
assisting organic gardener Daniel Parson with a large garden adjacent to Martin Soccer Stadium; the produce is served in 
our own dining hall. 

During this academic year. Dr. Rob Holyer, our provost, and the faculty in arts and sciences will hone an academic 
master plan to clarify the expected outcomes of a PC education, highlight distinctive aspects of our curriculum, and 
assure we have a well-conceived, data-based assessment program that supports our timeless quest for excellence. This, 
along with the Confucius Institute, the pharmacy school, Division I, and all of our other programs would not be pos- 
sible without the support we receive from you. We are grateful for your interest and for your ongoing and faithful sup- 
port of the Blue Hose. 

See you on campus! 

John Griffith, 

rS. Ihank you for your annual fund and other gifts last year - they truly made a difference. Thanks, also, for making 
your ,!fr lo this year's annual fund as soon as you can. Your gifts help us provide the financial aid our students need to 
make their PC education possible. 

Fall 2009 

Volume 62, Number 2 


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society and taking greater care of 
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The Class ot 2009 took its final bows last May as they were 
sent into the world to serve, to be excellent, and to stay in 
touch with PC and each other. 

Pharmacy 6 

The Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy continues 
to progress towards a Fall 2010 opening. 



PC'uns of every age enjoyed time-honored traditions and 
celebrated each other during Homecoming 2009. 

Blue is the new Green! 


From the Green Hose initiative to the first crop harvested 
from an on-campus organic garden, PC students, faculty, 
and alumni are passionately embracing good stewardship 
of the Earth. 

ROTC commissioning 4 

Brig. Gen. Ric Porter 78 is inducted into PC 
ROTC Hall of Fame. 

Opening Convocation 5 

PC presents honors during 130tii opening of 
tiie college. 

Summer Fellows 5 

Student researcti program receives gift from 
family of PC alumnus Robert E. McNair Jr. 

New trustees 7 

College welcomes new members to Board 
of Trustees. 

Alumni Admissions program 10 

PC revamps program aimed at increasing 
alumni engagement in attracting new 

BB&Tlecture 10 

Robert Higgs welcomed as PC's inaugural 
BB&T Program for the Study of Capitalism 

Matriculation ceremony 11 

PC's Dr Tim Gaines gives an impassioned 
lecture on the fine points of honor on 

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Commencement 2009 

Graduates find inspiration 
for the journey ahead 

More than 250 members of Presbyterian 
College's Class of 2009 started a new 
chapter in their lives following the 126th 
commencement on the West Plaza. 

Seniors drew inspiration towards 
that new adventure from several sources, 
including commencement speaker and 
honorary degree recipient Lindsey Graham, 
Outstanding Senior Nick Roosevelt of 
Clinton and PC Professor of the Year Dr. 
Rick Heiser. 

Graham, the senior U.S. Senator 
from South Carolina, was presented with 
an honorary doctorate of Public Service. 
Speaking to graduates, he told them he 
has hope and faith in their ability to face a 
challenging and uncertain future. 

"If you take the values of Presbyterian 
College with you as you leave, you can 
change the world,"' he said. "Just don't let the 
world change those values." 

Roosevelt, the son of Oliver and Carol 
Roosevelt of Clinton, told classmates that 
he read recently that few graduates even 
remember what commencement speakers say. 

"But then I thought how it wouldn't 
really be necessary for you to remember what 
I say today because you already know every 
bit of what I could say, " he said. "You already 
know because it has been instilled in you 
from the time you first stepped on campus 
for freshmen orientation. And all of these 
folks who are here sharing this time with you 
will not have to remember my words either 
because they will be able to look at you, 
graduates of Presbyterian College, and see 
every bit of what that degree means in how 
you live your life. " 

Graduates see the meaning in themselves 
and each other as they make the world a 
better place, said Roosevelt, pointing to 
the many accomplishments of the Class of 
2009 - internships at the "Today" show and 
with Vera Wang, student research, athletic 
victories, and service. 

"It is the unending pursuit to share the 
best of ourselves with others," he said. "And 
in doinn so I ihlnk we often find our best 
i ! nd ourselves setting a 

hiL, a class and enabling 

them , , ' V level by our strong 


The nu i ! ; ,1 .Jcgree from PC 

continues to giow iuid have value, he added, 
as long as alumni continue to be servant 

U.S. Senator Lindsey Grafiam 

leaders. At a recent speaking engagement 
to scholarship patrons, Roosevelt told them 
that, "as people of God, you have to be open 
to the unexpected places where generosity 
moves in front of you." 

"For surely it has moved in front of us as 
we celebrate today, and we must be ready to 
respond to that call to serve with generosity 
as we go from here," he said. "We have to 
continue to share the best of ourselves while 
we live and while we serve. That's what the 
PC experience has taught us, that is what our 
faculty and staff have prepared us to do: to 

Drawing from the college's fight song, 
"On, on PC," Roosevelt told classmates 
that PC will go on without them - but was 
improved because of them. 

"On, on PC will go without us 
walking these sidewalks next year, without 
us in the classrooms, or as officers in our 
organizations," he said. "On, on it will go 
though we may be serving far away in Africa, 
or starting grad-school, or getting that first 
job, or maybe searching for that first job. 
On, on PC will go as it turns the page on 
our class and begins a new one this fall. But 
know that this place is better because we 
were here, because we are here today. And 
know that we, too, are better for having been 

Heiser, a professor of history at PC, had 
one piece of advice to impart to the Class of 
2009 - pursue excellence. Instead of shooting 
for "good enough," he said, graduates should 
make excellence a daily pursuit. 

Nick Roosevelt, Outstanding Senior 

"Excellence is intentional," Heiser said. 
"Look around you at the garden planet 
on which we live. Look at Monet's art, 
Brunelleschi's dome, Richard Lionheart's 
generalship, Aristotle's logic, Handel's 
'Messiah,' Shakespeare's Hamlet, Tiger's golf 
score, Nick Roosevelt's college career, the 
valedictorian's GPA, your tidy dorm room 
that won your mother's admiration, and any 
other achievement worthy of note. 

"None of these, no, not one, is the 
result of chance or luck or the attitude 'good 
enough.' It simply is never going to happen 
to you like this: 'There I was lying on my 
bed, and lo, with the angels and archangels 
rejoicing, excellence descended upon me 
with warmth and light.' No, excellence is the 
result of focused attention, precise purpose, 
unflagging energy, and a stout determination 
always to do your best." 

Excellence also is potent, Heiser said, 
as evidenced by the author of Proverbs who 
wrote, "Do you see the one who excels? That 
one will stand before kings." 

"In other words, excellence creates 
credibility that in turn opens doors for the 
pursuer of excellence to influence, affect, 
shape, change, lead," he said. "Mediocrity 
affords the sorry person none of the above. 
Just a little hint, framing your degree will 
not result in you standing before kings; that 
privilege and honor comes to those who have 
the quality of excellence." 

Excellence also is magnanimous and not 
only for self advancement, Heiser said. 


"You see there are, down through 
history to the present day, the world over, 
individuals who have achieved greatly, 
who exercise power and influence, but 
they are most definitely not excellent," he 
said. ". . . Excellence is more than a level of 
achievement; it is an ethic. The Lord Christ 
said it this way, 'Do to others [the good] 
you would want them to do to you.' Yeah, 
the Golden Rule is nothing other than the 
call to excellence because excellence has the 
other person's good in mind; the pursuit of 
excellence is an act ot love. " 

It also is not easy. 

"Excellence is admired but not always 
encouraged or rewarded; indeed our culture 
may sadly be on the verge of punishing it, ' 
Heiser said. "Excellence is not for the weak- 

Nor is excellence to be putsued 
anywhere else but on earth, Heiser explained. 

"The preacher of Ecclesiastes pondered 
the meaning of life strictly from the 
perspective of 'under the sun," and discovered 
that there was no meaning to life if inquiry 
was restricted to the terrestrial," he said. 
"Excellence, when pursued 'under the sun,' 
can pay tremendous dividends to you and 
to others, but bear in mind that it will do 
you no good 'beyond the sun.' Neither you 
nor I can be that excellent; you need another 
answer for that question." 

The college also conferred an honorary 
Doctorate of Divinity to the Rev. Tammv 

Brown, senior pastor at Westminster 
Presbyterian Church in Charleston and one 
of the founders of The Hands of Christ, a 
ministry between Westminster and Zion- 
Olivet Presbyterian churches to provide 
clothing and school supplies for children who 
live in poverty in the Charleston area. 

Brown accepted the honor on behalf of 
the many volunteers who have served The 
Hands of Christ. 

"I accept this on behalf of the 
numerous Presbyterians who dared to cross 

racial, cultural, socio-economic, and even 
theological lines to put on the skin of God 
and to bring the kingdom of God into their 
midst. " 

During the ceremony, president Dr. 
John Griffith and provost Dr. Robert Holyer 
presented senior Kathryn Anne Mooneyham 
of Easley with the Valedictory Award for 
maintaining the highest grade point average 
in the senior class. 

The Rev. Tammy Brow/n 

Dr. Rick Heiser, Professor of the Year 

PC president Dr.John Griffith 
leads the commencement 
processional onto the West Plaza 
(left). Edmunds Professor of English 
Dr. Dean Thompson saysfarewe'' 
to a member of the Class of 2 


Porter 78 inducted into PC 
ROTC Hall of Fame during 
commissioning ceremony 

Presbyterian College's 90th ROTC 
Commissioning ceremony was held in 
Edmunds Halls during Commencement 

Highlander Battalion cadets Christian 
Hall of Whitmire, S.C, and Shelby Whitlow 
of Hull, Ga., were commissioned as second 
lieutenants in the United States Army. 

Hall, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael 
Hall, majored in history and served as 
branched engineer in the ROTC. In addition 
to being commissioned, Hall received the 
Wysor Saber, which is awarded annually to 
the top cadet in the Highlander Battalion. 
Last year. Hall received the Kimberly 
Hampton Leadership award. 

He will attend Basic Officer Leadership 
Course II at Fort Benning, Ga., and will 
attend Officer Basic Course at Fort Leonard 
Wood, Mo. His first duty assignment is Fort 
Bragg, N.C. 

Whitlow, the son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Andy Whitlow, majored in sociology and 
was branched ordinance in the ROTC. A 
member of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity, he 
will attend Basic Officer Leadership Course 
II at Fort Sill, Okla., and will attend Officer 
Basic Course at Fort Lee, Va. His first duty 
assignment is Fort Hood, Tex. 

Marianne Magapan, a rising senior 
majoring in psychology, received the 2009 
Kimberly Hampton Leadership award. 
Named in honor of a former PC student 
who was killed in action in Iraq in 2004, the 

award is presented to the junior Highlander 
Battalion cadet who personifies hard work, 
courage, leadership, and honor for school and 

Brigadier General E. Eric Porter became 
the 27th inductee into the Presbyterian 
College ROTC Hall of Fame. Porter 
graduated from PC in 1978 with a bachelor 
ot science in business administration. 
After completing Adjutant General Officer 
Advanced course, he became the chief of 
personnel actions/affairs division, adjutant 
general, headquarters of U.S. Forces during 
Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada, XVI II 
Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, N.C 
among other key assignments. 

His awards and decorations include the 
Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, the 
Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak 
Leaf Clusters, the Master Parachutist badge, 
among many more. 

"I am very pleased and honored and 
humbled to be here in person to receive this 
recognition while still in uniform," Porter 
said after speaking of the accomplishments 
of past Hall of Fame inductees. "And you 
can see why I am humbled as my name goes 
along with those who paid the ultimate 
sacrifice and those who faced battle and 
demonstrated courage and bravery." 

These Halb Pa, 
The Future 

Brig.Gea.t. Lfic Porter 


Opening Convocation 

Local civic leaders honored 
during 130th Opening 
Convocation ceremonies 

Presbyterian College honored its heritage 
of service and scholarship during the school's 
130th Opening Convocation ceremonies on 
Sept. 8. 

Two ot Clinton's most dedicated civic 
leaders were awarded honors during the 
program held on PC's campus in Belk 

Russ Emerson, the retired plant manager 
for the Torrington Company, was presented 
with an honorary doctorate of public service 
for his body of community work, including 
service as the former chair of the Laurens 
County Healthcare System and his present 
term as president of the Clinton Economic 
Development Corporation. 

Retired assistant football coach 
Bob Strock was given the Martha Anne 
Green Service to Church and College 
Award presented jointly by PC and First 
Presbyterian Church of Clinton. An adult 
Sunday school teacher at Broad Street 
United Methodist Church in Clinton and 
a frequent community volunteer, Strock 
evoked the memory of the award's late 
namesake as he accepted the honor. 

"It's a special honor to receive the 
Martha Anne Green Service to Church and 
College Award," he said. "I knew (longtime 

Russ Emerson 

dean of students) Martha Anne; our career 
paths crossed for 18 years. I saw how 
dedicated she was to her church and to our 
college. If anyone exemplifies our motto of 
while we live, we serve, it has to be her. " 

College provost Dr. Robert Holyer also 
recognized academic award winners. 

The Freshman Academic Award for 
the freshman student who held the highest 
grade point average after completing a full 
year of academic work at PC was presented 
to Caroline Elizabeth McGill, a sophomore 
psychology major from Fort Mill, S.C. 

The Fraser Bible Award, which is 
presented to a member of the freshman 
class who earns the highest average in Bible 
classes during their first year, was awarded 

Bob Strock 

to Caroline Lee Burch, a sophomore 
mathematics and physics major trom 
Greenwood, S.C. 

The Hay Religion Award is presented to 
a PC student who has the highest average in 
religion classes after four semesters of work. 
The award was presented this year to Anna 
Megan Pardew, a junior religion major from 
Mooresville, N.C. 

The Freshman Writing Award was 
presented to Allen Edwin Butt, a sophomore 
English major from Beaufort, S.C. 

Supporting Students 

Summer Fellows program 
gets $50,000 grant in honor 
of late 1969 alumnus 

Norfolk Southern Corporation donated 
$50,000 to Presbyterian College's Summer Fel- 
lows research program. The donation was given on 
behalf of the late South Carolina governor Robert 
E. McNair, Sr., who served on the corporation's 
Board of Trustees. McNair gave the gift in honor 
of his son Robert E. McNair, Jr., a 1969 PC alum- 
nus who died Jan. 22, 2008. 

The donation recognizes Norfolk Southern's 
support of "worthy educational institutions." 

"We appreciate Norfolk Southern's support 
of the PC Summer Fellows program," said Dr. 
Bob Freymeyer, PC's director of undergraduate 
research and chair of the sociology department. 
"This grant will allow us to continue to offer stu- 

dents the opportunity to engage in cutting-edge 
research during the summer." 

Nineteen students were selected to par- 
ticipate in the program this year, conducting 
graduate-style research as professors mentored 
them. Students researched topics including "the 
ethical doctrines of St. Augustine and Friedrich 
Nietzche," "Russian foreign policy," "the effect 
of plasmid DNA size on binding to Au and Ag 
nanoparticles," and more. 

PC Summer Fellows presented their research 
on the last day of the program, July 31. While 
some concluded their research, others will con- 
tinue, and all will present to the campus commu- 
nity during Honors Day on April 15. 

They will have other opportunities to present 
their findings as well. Over the last three years PC 
Summer Fellows have presented on Capitol Hill 
and at various national and regional conferences. 

The late Robert E. McNair, Jr. 

PL ; Dol of Pharmacy 
aaas new staff, continues 
to make progress 

The Presbyterian College School of 
Pharmacy continues to make significant 
progress towards opening its doors as planned 
in 2010. 

The college named Triangle Construction 
Company of Greenville as general contractor 
last summer. The company, which also built 
the Greenville County Museum of Art and 
the S.C. Governor's School for the Arts and 
Humanities, began renovations this year on 
the 55,000 square foot facility in downtown 
Clinton, originally the Mary Musgrove Hotel. 

The school of pharmacy also has 
cleared a significant accreditation milestone. 
The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy 
Education conducted an onsite evaluation at 
PC in mid-October to determine the schools 
readiness ol the new program to accept 

"We had a good visit and the dialogue 
with the site team was encouraging," said 
Dr. Richard Stull, dean of the School of 
Pharmacy. "We would like to thank the 
pharmacists in the state who assisted us in 
the visit by meeting with the accreditation 
team and discussing their support of the new 
program. " 

Stull stressed that while preliminary 
findings from the visit were positive, the 
accreditation council's decision to grant the 
school of pharmacy "pre-candidate" status - 
and, thus, allow the school to admit its first 
students - will not occur until the council's 
scheduled January meeting in Phoenix, Ariz. 

In the meantime, the school of 
pharmacy's staffs continues to expand as 
planned in anticipation of next year's first 

Dr. Julie Sease joined the faculty in 
August. She received her doctor of pharmacy 
degree from the University of South Carolina 
College of Pharmacy and has served as a 
clinical assistant professor at the S.C. College 
of Pharmacy for the past five years. 

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S.C. Campus P3 Class Professor of the Year 
Award this year and was honored with the 
University of S.C. P3 Class Favorite Professor 
Award in 2006. 

Dr. Gene Reeder joined the faculty in 
September. A distinguished pharmacist and 
pharmacy educator, he earned a bachelor's 
degree in pharmacy from the University 
of South Carolina in 1973. He also earned 
from use a master's degree in pharmacy 
administration in 1977 and a Ph.D. in 
business administration in 1983. He served 
as a faculty member at USC from 1975-2008 
and was named Distinguished Professor 

In addition to his academic career, 
Reeder also has served as a community 
pharmacist and nursing home consultant. 
During his career, he has been the recipient 
of many honors and awards, including 
the Distinguished Service Award from 
the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy 
in 2006. Recently, he received the 2009 
Pharmacist Recognition Award from the S.C. 
Pharmacy Association. 

Dr. David Eagerton 

Dr. David Eagerton joined the 
school of pharmacy faculty after a 16-year 
tenure with the S.C. Law Enforcement 
Division. He earned a bachelor's degree in 
biology from USC in 1985 and a Ph.D. in 
pharmacology from USC in 1992. While 
earning his doctorate, he served as both 
a teaching and research assistant at USC, 
teaching pharmacology and pharmaceutics 
laboratories and conducting research in the 
area of cancer pharmacology. 

He joined SLED in 1993 as a forensic 
toxicologist and became chief toxicologist 
in 1997. He has presented more than 50 
continuing education programs in the area of 
toxicology and is considered an expert in the 
field of forensic toxicology. 

Dr. Christopher Farrell joined the 
faculty in September. He earned his Ph.D. 
in biomedical sciences from the University 
of South Carolina School of Medicine in 
2008. His previous academic work was at 
the University of Rhode Island, where he 
earned his bachelor's degree in biology and 
psychology. He is currently completing a 
post-doctoral fellowship at the S.C. Cancer 


Erin Grogan 

Center. His research has focused on cancer 
genetics and identifying genetic markers for 
cancer. Prior to graduate school, Dr. Farrell 
worked in the biotechnology industry as an 
associate scientist for the Immune Response 
Corporation and Centocor Ortho Biotech. 

Erin Grogan, a 2009 PC graduate, 
joined the School of Pharmacy as director 
of admissions in July. She has a bachelor's 
degree in Christian education and brings 
a wealth of knowledge about PC from a 
student's perspective. As a student, she 
worked in admissions as a coordinator for 
Stirlings, PC's student ambassadors, and as a 
new student orientation leader. 

The school of pharmacy received a $1 
million matching grant this fall that brings 
the program closer to its initial fundraising 
goals. Also, a separate grant from a South 
Carolina foundation will allow the school 
to acquire computer-controlled mannequins 
for a physiologic simulation laboratory in 
the new facility. These simulators will allow 
students to train in physical assessment, apply 
their knowledge of disease states, and test 
their understanding of the pharmacology of 
drugs in a safe environment. 

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South 
Carolina Foundation awarded $141,000 to 
the school for creating a model oi pharmacy 
care delivery within free medical clinics. 
Faculty members Sease and Dr. Tommy 
Johnson, chair of" pharmacy practice, will 
work with the Good Shepherd Free Medical 
Clinic in Laurens County, for example, to 
implement disease state management in 
select chronic disorders where pharmacy 
interventions have been shown to impact 
outcomes in other states. 

Board of Trustees -Presbyterian College 

PC welcomes 10 new 
trustees to board 

The Presbyterian College Board of 
Trustees welcomed 10 new members 
during the group's winter session on 
campus Feb. 23-25. 

New trustees include: 

The Rev. Edwin W. Albright of Atlanta, Ga., was 
elected as a presbytery executive representative 
from Georgia. A graduate of Rhodes College, 
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and 
McCormick Theological Seminary, he currently 
serves as the executive presbyter and state clerk of 
Greater Atlanta Presbytery. 

He and his wife, Helen, are parents 
of tour sons; their son Michael is a 1988 
graduate of PC. The Albrights served on 
the PC Board of Visitors from 1997-2000; 
Albright served on the Board of Trustees 
from 2000-2002. 

Sean P. Foley of Cape Coral, Fla., was elected as 
a consulting trustee. A graduate of the University 
of Colorado, he is the executive vice president of 
treasury and corporate development for AT&T 
Mobility LLC. 

He and his wife, Chris Elizabeth Foley, 
a retired police officer, are the parents of 
Sean Patrick Francis Foley, a 2008 graduate 
of PC. The Foleys served on the PC Parents 
Council from 2005-2008. 

Robert M. Hicklin, of Charleston, S.C, was 
elected as an at-large member. A 1971 graduate 
of PC, he is the owner of Charleston Renaissance 
Gallery and Saraland Press, as well as a partner in 
Harlean Limited Partnership. 

He and his wife, Jane, have two 
children; son McLean is a 2002 alumnus 
of PC, while Jane Harper is a 2004 PC 

William M. Matthews of Macon, Ga., was elect- 
ed as an at-large representative. A 1962 alumnus 
of PC, he is chairman of the board of SunTrust 
Bank, Middle Georgia, NA, and a retired execu- 
tive vice president with Belk Matthews Company. 

He and his wife, Frances A. Flournoy 
Matthews, have three children — ^William, 
a 1991 PC alumnus; Carson, a 1996 PC 
alumnus; and Evelyn. The Matthews served 
on the Board of Visitors from 1980-1983; he 
served as a trustee from 1990-1995. 

Mark T. Nelson of Winter Garden, Fla., was 
elected as a synod/presbytery representative from 
Florida. A 1977 graduate of PC, he is owner and 
chief executive officer of O.F. Nelson and Sons 
Nursery of Apopka, Fla. 

He and his wife, Elizabeth M. Nelson, 
have five children - Sean, Anne, Clay, Elly, 
and Kit. 

Thomas R. Parrish of Clinton, S.C, was elected 
as a synod/presbytery member representing Trin- 
ity Presbytery. A 1981 graduate of PC, he is the 
South Carolina Regional Agency Manager of 
BB&T-Carolina Insurance Consultants. 

His wife, Brenda, is a PC alumna 
and the daughter of the late Ed Campbell, 
a longtime college administrator. The 
Campbells served on the PC Board of 
Visitors from 1999-2002. 

G. Patrick Phillips of Charlotte, N.C., was elect- 
ed as an at-large representative. A 1971 gradu- 
ate of PC, he is the retired president of Premier 
Banking & Investments, Bank of America. 
He and his wife, Debbie, have two 
daughters - Sally, a 1999 PC alumna, and 
Katie. The Phillips served on the Board of 
Visitors from 1996-1999; he served on the 
board of trustees from 1999-2006. 

James D. Rosenberg of Myrtle Beach, S.C, and 

Atlanta, Ga., was elected as an at-large representa- 
tive. A 1975 graduate of PC, he is president and 
chief executive officer of Burroughs & Chapin 
Company Inc. He is married to Ann Weathers 

James W. Spradley of Nashville, Tenn., was 
elected as an at-large trustee. He is the president 
and chief executive officer of Standard Candy 
Company. A graduate of Vanderbilt University 
and the University of Chicago, his father is a 
former member of the PC Board of Trustees and 
his sister and brother-in-law are both PC alumni. 
He and his wife, Ftances B. Spradley, have three 

Thomas L Thomason of Laurens, S.C, was 
elected as an at-large representative. He is the 
owner and manager of Delta Interests LLC. 
He and his wife, Ann, have two children; the 
Thomason's setved on the PC Board of Visitots 
from 2002-2005. 

Alumni Association 
presents annual awards 
during Homecoming 2009 

The Presbyterian College Alumni Association 
presented its annual awards during Homecoming 
2009 on Oct. 24. 

PC president Dr. John Gritlith noted that the 
award winners - who are honored for their service, 
professional achievements, and dedication to their 
alma mater - accepted universally with humility 
and by recognizing the people at PC who helped 
them achieve success in college and in life. 

The Alumni Association's highest honor, the 
Alumni Gold P Award, was presented to 1959 
graduate Herbert L. Entrekin of Clarksville, 
Ga. A U.S. Air Force veteran and a retired pilot 
with Delta Air Lines, he continues to serve as an 
aviator for Angel Flight of Georgia flying patients 
to medical facilities, delivering supplies during 
disaster relief and reuniting families during times 
of crisis. 

"God has blessed me with the ability to con- 
tinue flying and to be able to help people through 
Angel Flight of Georgia," he said. "I am very 
grateful for this honor and I thank you so very 

|ohn B. Jackson, an architect from Sumter, 
was presented with the Mary F. Lehman Alumni 
Service Award. A member of the PC Class of 
1970, he designed Bailey Memorial Stadium and 
the college's Armed Services Memorial in addition 
to serving as a member of the Board of Visitors, 
the Alumni Board of Directors, and as president of 
the Alumni Association. 

"Who would have thought that that scared 
freshman who got dropped off^ by his parents 
in 1966 would ever receive an award like this," 
Jackson said, recalling his mother's entreaty to an 
upperclassman to look out for her son. 

"And he did," he said. "The next day they 
made all the freshmen line up in front of Neville 
(Hall); I was trying to be as inconspicuous at 
6'4" as I could be and he said, 'Where is Johnny 
Jackson? I want you out front. Your mama told me 
to take good care of you.' 

"I tell people all the time, it 1 could live four 
years of my life over again, it would be these four 

The Rev. Alice Ridgill, a member of the Class 

'■>'■ ""^'^ •■ "■■'■'-■ ""*09 Outstanding Young 

-\ "ood and a former 

mei,. '^ iiasketball 

squad, .ishington 

Street Prci. . . \illc and cam- 

pus pastor at ("hildren in 

Clinton. She no - arch develop- 

ment ministry for i , i y and teaches 

at Erskine Theological Seminary. 

"I am grateful to God lor the opportunity 
He presented to me to be a part of this Blue Hose 
family," she said. "The four years I was here were 
wonderful years. I spend most of my time outside 
the classroom in the gym playing basketball hut I 
enjoyed it. PC is a special place to me. I'm excited 
about where PC is heading and all the wonderlul 
young people who come here and go out into the 
world to make their lives count and to do positive 

PC men's basketball coach Gregg Nibert 
was named an Honorary Alumnus. Now entering 
his 21st season as head coach of the Blue Hose, 
he has coached his teams to more victories - 344 
and counting - than any other coach in program 
history. Nibert also was praised for his record ot 
seeing to it that every senior he has ever coached 
has earned a college degree. 

Nibert didn't take full credit - noting the 
contributions of his assistant coaches and his play- 
ers, the sacrifices made by his wife and two sons, 
and for the college's administrators who hired him 
and continue to support him. 

"I love this place," he said. "It's all about the 

The Rev. Herb Codington, a member ot 
the Class of 1972, was presented with the Dum 
"Vivimus Service Award for exemplifying the 
college motto, "While "We Live, We Serve." The 
pastor of Bethany Presbyterian Church in Clinton, 
he is a leader in small church development in the 
Presbyterian Church-USA and has lead numer- 
ous mission groups to Haiti and the Dominican 

"This (award) is really a celebration of PC 
- and the core values that PC demonstrates and 
instills in the lives ot its students," Codington 
said. "Back when I was here during the '70s, it was 
chaplain Bob Piephoff^ it was (professors) George 
Ramsey and Jack Presseau and so many others 
who encouraged us to do well and also made 
service to others part of that process. I am deeply 
grateful to them and to so many others. 

"I've had the opportunity to live in this com- 
munity for a number of years and I can say that 
I've seen hundreds - probably thousands - ot PC 
students serving Laurens County and beyond in 
so many incredible ways. Roofing houses. Painting 
churches. Tutoring and mentoring. Leading Boy 
Scout and youth groups. Going to Haiti and the 
Dominican Republic and so many other countries. 
All I can say is go PC. Let's keep doing it and 
don't stop." 

Tlie Thomas Aurelius Stallworth Alumni 
Award given annually to someone who embodies 
the characteristics of its late namesake - Christian 
leadership, strong bold character, integrity, 
moral courage and values, and who knows and 
demonstrates the true meaning ot neighbor and 

triend - was presented to Joe and Mica Nixon ot 
Clinton, members ot the classes ot 196.3 and 1979, 

|oe Nixon, the retired dean of students and 
director of admissions at PC, recounted his earliest 
encounter with Stallworth, who served the college 
for more than 40 years as a professor, chaplain, 
coach, and director of alumni affairs. 

"Tom Stalloworth was my advisor at PC," he 
said. "I can remember very vividly sitting in his 
office on the second floor of Douglas House trying 
to finagle some way tor me to graduate." 

Over the years, Joe Nixon said, Tom and his 
wife, Mary, became friends to he and his wife. 
Mica, a retired educator. 

"Tom and Mary invited us into their home 
and into their hearts," he said. "They shared their 
love of people with us - and they left us better 
people for having known them. " 

Assistant professor of psychology Dr. Alicia 
Askew and child enjoy cheering for the Blue 
Hose (above). 


Alumni look over PC memorabilia from their respective eras (above). 
At the top of the page, PC's Alumni Association honored (left to right) 
head basketball coach Gregg Nibert, Joe and Mica Nixon, the Rev. Alice 
Ridgill, Herb Entrekin.John Jackson, and the Rev. Herb Codington. At 
left, PC's oldest returning alumnus, Colin Hudson '36, enjoys being back 
on the Presbyterian College campus. 

student Research 

Alumni encouraged to 
recruit new Blue Hose 

PC recently revamped the Alumni 
Admissions program to increase the level of 
alumni engagement in the efforts to attract 
quality students to PC. 

Alumni volunteers assist the admissions 
program to recruit future Blue Hose by 
developing relationships with schools, 
teachers, counselors, coaches, and families 
of prospective students within their 

Lindsey Spires 06, the assistant director 
of alumni admissions and alumni programs, 
leads the effort by identifying and training 
alumni volunteers. The plan is to establish 
alumni cadre throughout the southeast who 
will work in concerted efforts to build the 

"These alumni shared their personal 
PC experiences with the students and fielded 
questions they may have had about PC," 

Alumni can participate in the Alumni Admissions program in a number 
of ways, including, but not limited to: 

referring local high school students' names and contact information to PC 

talking with high school students in their communities about PC 

encouraging students to visit campus 

volunteering to host prospective student gatherings in their communities 

making phone calls to prospective students 

contacting Lindsey Spires - 

Spires said. "These alumni were an integral 
part in helping the admissions office meet its 
enrollment goal for the Class of 2013." 

The admissions office can provide alumni 
volunteers with fee waiver coupons to provide 
to interested students to submit with their 
application. The coupons allow interested 
students to forego the application fee. 

'Alumni have always been involved in 
assisting with admissions efforts for many 
years," said Leni Patterson, dean of enrollment 
management. "We are grateful to add Lindsey 

to our staff so that we can formalize and 
expand the program. 

"Alumni can have a great impact on 
influencing students to consider seriously 
enrolling at Presbyterian College. We 
appreciate all of their efforts this past year in 
helping us exceed our enrollment goal, as we 
welcomed the largest freshman class in the 
history of the college this fall." 

If you would like to become active with 
the Alumni Admissions program, please 
contact Lindsey Spires at 864-833-8637. 

Campus Lile 

Higgs opens BB&T lecture 
on capitalism 

Presbyterian College "s new BB&T 
Program for the Study of Capitalism 
kicked off its inaugural guest lecture on 
Sept. 24 with a discussion on the merits of 
government intervention during times of 
economic crisis. 

Economist and historian Robert Higgs, 
the senior fellow in political economy and 
editor of The Independent Review for the 
Independent Institute, presented his own 
insights on the Great Depression, the New 
Deal, and today's economic crunch. 

Higgs said it is a mistake to compare 
today's economy with the Great Depression. 

"Present-day conditions bear no 
comparison with the Great Depression," he 
said, pointing out that, while unemployment 
today is pushing 10 percent, approximately 
half of the labor force was either fully or 
partially unemployed during the Depression. 

I'niike most historians. Hiecs said he 
traces - !„ i . .:,-, World 

War I i.i V .'obal peace 

that fu (i.ial trade an j 'niproved 

the econ , ing of most people 

during the ii-..1ascria! Age. 

During that era, he argued, most people 
shared an ideology that government's role in 
the economy was more to enforce property 

rights but not to set prices or restrict trade. 

"Before World War I, the amount of 
sorrow for most people was diminished," 
Higgs said. "We tend to forget those things. 
People were hopeful; there was a vision of 
perpetual prosperity." 

The war changed that paradigm, he said. 

"Why did people plunge into this 
cauldron of destruction?" Higgs said. "The 
facts cannot be wished away. World War 
I destroyed the old order. Now, instead of 
global trade, we had governments ordering 
where resources were used." 

Higgs leveled his harshest criticism at 

the Roosevelt Administration by calling the 
New Deal an attack on the "investor class" 
and on productivity. 

"It was an amazingly wrong-headed 
thing to do," he said. ". . . The story does 
not get any better. What was done right? 
Virtually nothing." 

Even today, Higgs said, the federal 
government is more inclined to "fix" the 
economy through stimulus packages and 
bailouts instead of letting the free market 
tend itself 

"We're in a heap of trouble, " he said. 

Guest lecturer Robert Higgs (right) talks economics after his presentation in Edmunds 
Hall. Higgs was the inaugural BB&T lecturer on the Study of Capitalism. 



Psychology professor 
gives new class primer on 
Honor Code 

One oi the most articulate pleas for 
honor was made during the college's annual 
matriculation ceremony on Aug. 20. Dr. Tim 
Gaines, Dana Professor of Psychology and a 
longtime participant in the college's honor 
system, spoke to new students and faculty 
before they pledged to uphold the Code Of 

Gaines told students, in the presence 
of their parents, that while he counts 
upperclassmen who serve on the Honor 
Council "among the finest people you will 
ever meet," he also finds cases that are 
brought before the group "deflating and 

"Every year some of us on the faculty are 
compelled to notify the provost or the chair 
of the Honor Council about suspicions of 
cheating or academic dishonesty, plagiarism, 
and so on," he said. "Each year some 
students are suspended from PC - some for a 
semester, but our usual suspension is for two 

Gaines spoke of the Honor Code's 

"(Violations happen) to a group of PC 
students every year," he said. "Our Honor 
Code is demanding. We are proud of it and 
we recognize that it is fragile. It depends on 
all of us - students, faculty, and staff- doing 
our utmost to uphold it. But frankly, right 
now, you freshmen are the biggest threat to 
our Honor Code." 

National surveys, he said, reveal 
that approximately 75 percent of all high 
school students admit to cheating and that 
dishonesty is "trivial, if not inevitable." 

Even though students are taught not 
to cheat by their parents and schools, still 
they fall prey to their own impulses to take 
shortcuts. Gaines asked students, though, to 
weigh the consequences. 

"What might happen aher you make 
a bad decision at PC? One possibility is 
that your violation of the Honor Code is 
discovered," he said. "At that point, you 
have to take your rationalizations out of the 
darkness and view them by the light of day. 
Imagine how those reasons will be received 
by your parents' ears. Imagine your parents' 
laces when they hear your excuses and it's 
too late to undo anything. I think it will be 
painfully clear to you that your reasons are 

inadequate, unpersuasive, and even pathetic." 

The Code of Honor is built on trust, he 

"An Honor Code like ours provides 
opportunities for dishonor," Gaines said. 
"We, the faculty, have the luxury of trusting 
that you will behave honorably. You have 
the luxury of giving your word and having 
it accepted as the truth. However, if your 
word is given casually, without honor as its 
foundation, you may fool us. In short, you 
may be able to take advantage of the Honor 
Code. That is the fragility I referred to 
earlier. If we as a communitv believe that our 

Honor Code is being violated with regularity, 
we lose confidence in it. When we lose that 
confidence, we lose our honor. Our code is 

By signing the Roll of Honor, students 
are saying they want to adopt the Code of 
Honor for their own, Gaines said. But it isn't 
a given that all signers are honorable. 

"Whether you made mistakes in the 
past or not, there will be occasions in the 
future when you will feel some measure of 
desperation and you may feel that there is too 
much at stake to be honorable - too much to 
lose," he said. "That will be your true test." 

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Sustainability, said Dr. John Inman, 
Presbyterian College's Charles A. 
Dana Professor of Biology, is more 
than simply making a "green effort." 

"(It is) more than an examination of our 
relationship with the environment," he said. "It's really 
about our relationship with future generations." 

Years ago, long before the fascination with being 
green swept college campuses, PCs only campuswide 
sustainability effort involved a newspaper recycling 
drive sponsored by the American Institute ot 
Biological Sciences. The biology club of students and 
professors would arrange for a newspaper recycler to 
park a tractor-trailer on campus for a week. People 
across campus and in the community brought their 
newspapers they had stashed away. 

Later, the campus discovered an environmental 
voice when a student, Susan Turner, founded the 
Students for Environmental Education the year she 
graduated in 1991. PCs first campus organization to 
promote and address environmental issues has hosted 
Earth Day celebrations and raises awareness about 
environmental causes ever since. 

Extant 18 years later, SEE mainly contributes 
to campus by running the recycling program. 
Over the past few years especially, the Students for 
Environmental Education has consisted of a handful 
of passionate and dedicated students eager to volunteer 
their time to promote recycling and to collect plastics, 
aluminum, and glass in bins across campus. Their hard 
work for many years has been the gruntwork of the 
campuswide sustainability effort. 

"The most environmental progress I've seen on 
campus," said Michael Harris '10, "is definitely with 
the recycling program. " 

The S.C. Department of Health and 
Environmental Control has awarded SEE with grants 
in recent years, used to purchase recycling bins and 
other materials. A grant last year enabled the college 
to provide all buildings on campus with recycling bins 
and to replace damaged ones. The grant also provided 
the college with equipment necessary to establish an 
on-campus recycling center. 

"(The recycling center) will make our efforts on 
campus more efficient and also enhance our visibility," 
said Stephen Smith '10. 

An anonymous gift last year enabled PC to greatly 
expand its sustainability effort. During the 2008-2009 
opening convocation. Dr. John Griffith announced 
that $30,000 would be used to establish a sustainability 
program on campus, citing sustainability as "the most 
pressing issue of our time." 


"The issues associated with the air we breathe, 
the water we drink, the food we eat, the energy we 
consume and how we consume it, and the waste we 
shed and what we do with it," Griffith said. "This 
is the time for your generation to create the ideas, 
the technology, and the jobs to lead the world in 

"Let's take this on," Griffith added. "Let's be 
known for what we do in this arena as Green Hose!" 

The new emphasis on sustainability has helped 
to try to establish environmental responsibility 
and awareness into the campus culture, a task that 
Students for Environmental Education has been 
focusing on for years. 

To establish a campus sustainability program, 
Griffith appointed Inman to chair a Green Hose 
committee, charged with how to spend the 
anonymous gift and to direct the sustainability 
program. Inman chose a committee that consisted of 
students, professors, and staff. 

In the fall of 2008, everyone in the campus 
community was eligible to submit grant proposals, 
detailing how to spend the funds. After reviewing 
the proposals in the fall and spring, the Green Hose 
committee granted awards for five sustainability 
initiatives: an organic garden, an electric hospitality 
cart with solar power capabilities, a location on 
campus where the community can inflate their 
tires, a work-study program dedicated to making 
energy-efficient repairs in old buildings on campus, 
and plasticized shark specimens to replace actual 

PC has made considerable progress in being 
more environmentally conscious. 

"This will be my fourth year at PC," Smith 
said, "and each year the environmental awareness on 
campus has increased." 

The newfound campuswide sustainability effort 
is a natural evolution resulting from the people on 
campus who, over the years, have been passionate 
about living in an environmentally responsible 

Ideally, being green will become a part of the 
culture of PC, as much a part of campus as the West 
Plaza, "Dum Vivimus Servimus," and the Blue Hose 
mascot. And students, then alumni will take their 
greener practices with them wherever they go. 
"Getting students to consider that future 
relationship (with generations to come) is not easy to 
do," Inman said. "It never has been easy for society to 
do this. 

"But it's probably one of the most critical 
decisions we will make in our lifetime." 

vice Day, new students, HOSE leaders, and 
or Environmental Education vice president 
,....;..... riarris collected cardboard for two good causes 
earlier this fall. As well as collecting the cardboard to be 
recycled, the students donated the cardboard to Open Door 
Ministries in Clinton. 

"It's always good to know it will get reused," Harris said, "but to have it reused and 
have the proceeds help others was especially great." 

Open Door, which provides shelter for the homeless, operates a cardboard recovery 
and recycle program. The non-profit sells the cardboard to a local recycling company 
and uses the funds to pay for the day-to-day operational costs of running the center. 

In addition, Sodexo, the food services company that operates the Greenville Dining 
Hall and Springs Campus Center, has arranged to donate their used cardboard to 
Open Door. Ihe dining facilities use enough cardboard for the ministry to collect the 
recycling twice a week. 

More than 400 students volunteered at 14 different locations during Service Day as 
part of orientation for new students. They also volunteered at a hospice, fire department, 
several churches and homes for the elderly, and other locations. 

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Early in the spring 2009 semester, PC participated in 
Recycle Mania, a friendly 10-week competition among 
colleges and universities to promote and increase recycling. 
Nearly 500 schools across the country competed, including 
13 in South Carolina. This past year was the first time PC 

Students for Environmental Education members Ellison Cavedo and Michael 
Harris led the Recycle Mania effort, measuring the amount of recycling per capita 
and collecting nearly all of the recycling across campus. Plastic, glass, aluminum, and 
cardboard were all included in the competition. 

"Recyclins:\\;::-.l over the semester," Harris said. "We collected around 215 
pounds oi 1 ;>er week at the beginning. Toward the end of the semester, we 

collected am rm- , is U. per week." 

RecycleMa. in 2001, is supported by the U.S. Environmental 

Protection Agenc) s Togram and the National Recycling Coalition and is 

coordinated as a project ■>! nk^ . s College and University Recycling Council. 

Past surveys have indica;cd 80% of participating schools experienced a noticeable 
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^,- ■■ -.nidener Daniel Parson, who directs Presbyterian 
ollege's own garden, spoke on campus this fall about the first 


Urging the crowd of 300 students to always consider their relationship to the food they eat, 
Parson spoke about his own farming background as well as conventional and alternative food 

"You could sense trom the focus and the questions," said Charles A. Dana Professor of Biology 
Dr. John Inman, "that many students were concerned about the message of food production and its 
importance in their lives." 

Parson discussed farmers who have control over their production system, which is vastly 
different from corporate-controlled farms of today. Parson praised "farms that are, as renowned 
farmer and writer Joel Salatin puts it, 'aromatically and aesthetically pleasing,' farms that are kind 
to the environment, farms that are good neighbors, and f;trms that give back to the community 
because they are part of the community." 

Parson said that the conventional food system, which is controlled mainly by a handful of large 
corporations, is responsible for most of the food people consume today. The alternative food system, 
where farmers have control of production, is responsible for less than 3 percent of today's food. 

"The alternative food system is tiny and can't feed us all," Parson said, "but that is why we need 
to nurture and grow it in order to have a viable alternative." 

"It was interesting to learn how agricultural corporations control all aspects of food 
production," said Steven Smith, president of Students for Environmental Education. "I was also 
interested to learn how corporate farming has reduced the diversity and nutrition of farm products." 

"If we shift some of this money away from fast and easy processed foods and into buying fresh, 
locally grown, sustainably raised food, we can make a difference in the kind of food that is available 
in our wodd," Parson said. "And we can strive to be true to the Slow Food Motto and all eat food 
that is good, clean, and fair." 

Long before "green" replaced "ecology" or "environmental" in 
the public conscious to describe concern for the good earth, 
PC alumnus Cliff Waddell was green. Heck, well before people 
started talking about "organic" gardening, he was living the 
sustainable life. 

Growing up on a farm in Monroe County, Ga., 1956 alumnus Cliff Waddell knew 
firsthand what many of us are discovering today - that a simple life lived simply is good not 
only for Planet Earth but also for us. 

"We raised everything we ate," he said of his childhood. As a boy reared on a dairy farm, 
there would be, of course, milk and cheese. With 15-20 pigs on the farm, there was pork on 
the table from time to time. A big garden - pesticide free - put fresh vegetables on his plate 
every day. 

These days, Waddell puts into practice the lessons of childhood on his 25-acre property 
on Lake Hartwell bordering Georgia and South Carolina. There, the retired former Navy 
aviator and Delta Air Lines pilot feeds his other hobby of feeding others. Growing a variety 
of fruits and vegetables, Waddell sells his wares at the Hartwell Farmers Market in Hartwell, 
Ga., or to the federal Women, Infants, and Children (WIG) program operated by the U.S. 
Department of Public Health. 

"*>." -'iril also puts his knowledge to use in the community, teaching people how to 
bu> a, ok .hcsi) food, and working with local 4-H programs on forestry and reading 

"'■■ ■' >' his labors, proving at least one benefit of gardening, 

■cvijiarket," Waddell said. "May one day every other week." 
. nioys being active in his community and giving others an 
opportunity to san ; ...n produce. 

'Its a lot of fun, laive life. "I get to be outdoors all the time and I stay 

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JO, Roger Harrison '01 thought that any green contribution he made didn't 
, vv'hen he was assigned to negotiate a sohd waste and recychng contract, he 
saw being green in a whole new light. 

"Mv education on how much difference one person makes on the impact of the earth astounded me," Harrison said. "No longer 
do I see recycling ... or saving the earth as a 'granola' thing to do. I think it is the right thing to do." 

The University of Georgia Archway Professional was instrumental in acquiring the largest grant the organization has facilitated. 
Tlie EPA awarded a $1.7 million grant to improve overall air quality by retro-fitting diesel engines in Washington County and 
Athens-Clarke County with high-tech filters that will reduce emissions and particles. In his role with Archway, Harrison focuses on 
addressing the economic development needs of Washington County. 

"Our application was a unified statement to the EPA that we're serious about doing what it takes to improve our air quality 
starting at home," Harrison said. "Their selection of our community as a recipient of these funds is a clear affirmation that the EPA 
approves of our efforts in Washington County." 

One hundred and nine of the county's vehicles will have filters installed, including 81 school buses and 28 utility vehicles. The 
filters clean harmful chemicals out of the exhaust from diesel engines, reducing the number of particles in the air by 60% and the 
amount of carbon dioxide and hydrocarbon by 80%. The project is expected to reduce the number of particles in the air by half a ton 
every year. 

In addition to improving air quality, Harrison helped begin "Recycle Sandersville!," a grassroots effort to begin city-wide 
recycling in Sandersville, Ga. Harrison received an in-kind donation of $20,000 worth of recycling bins that the city will use in 
a pilot program to begin this October. Plus, he received an in-kind grant of $2500 from the Georgia Department of Community 
Affairs to market the "Recycle Sandersville!" program. 

Further, Harrison recommended that the new Ridge Road Elementary School in Sandersville, Ga. use recycled tire mulch 
instead of pine bark. The Washington County School District heeded Harrison's request, spreading 88,000 pounds of the mulch 
across its 49-acre campus. The greener alternative conserves water and saves the school money from upkeep. Plus, the mulch kept 
nearly 10,000 tires from going into landfills. 

"It is not my job to be green," Harrison said. "I make green a part of my job as my duty as a human being." 

Ralph Nader, a perennial third-party candidate for the US Presidency, and Ed 
Matricardi, the former Executive Director of the Republican Party of South Carolina 
and Virginia, visited PC during the fall semester as part of the Brown Lecture Series on 

On Oct. 6 Nader, who has made a career out of addressing environmental issues, talked to students about his background and 
what the students can do to help with environmental causes today. Nader told students that many of them will face environmental 
issues after they graduate. He said it is important not to get discouraged. 

"Look to your work as, 'How are you going to feel when you're 65?" Nader said. "Are you going to be proud of what you passed 
on to your children and grandchildren? Or are you going to say, 'Geez, I had all these opportunities to make a more just society and 
world, and instead I was updating my profile on Facebook.'" 

On November 10 Matricardi spoke about the issues he faces as Field Director for the Pickens Plan. Matricardi said T. 
Boone Pickens approaches America's "addiction" to foreign oil "from a realistic point of view," one different from "typical 
environmentalists." Pickens thinks Americans will not choose to go green because of environmental or moral reasons, according to 

"Boone knows that America will never go green," Matricardi said, "until Americans can find a way to make money going 

Renovations of the PC School of Pharmacy building, which began last summer, will 
feature PC's commitment to environmental sustainability. According to David Walker, 
PC's director of campus services, the environment is considered in every step of the 
renovation process. 

"Choosing sustainable building technologies and products is about making wise financial choices and being good stewards 
of the environment," said Walker. "By choosing efficient products, we will reduce the operating cost of the facility, improve the 
comfort level, and help to reduce our carbon footprint." 

The cm ;'-^-"-> -^j -'l- -"sfainable efforts involved in renovating the 52,000 square foot building include: 

■'i; controls in all offices and classrooms, 

', ind air system with one of the most energy-efficient on the market, 

• if construction debris possible," according to Walker, 

• aU^. I roofs to reduce thermal loss, 

• replaL , > with UV-resistant windows, and 

• installii :■ \- ,ind faucets to cut down on water usage. 

"As an institution ot i ' 'a " Walker said, "we properly take a leadership position within the community ever 

we make the choice to consid- imcnt when we build." 

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as in high school, PC sophomore Logan Berry wasn't concerned with 
iSViui, aiergy. Since his father and uncle own a gas station, Berry "ran the roads like 
. razy," he said, because he could always get free gas. 

Hurricane Katrina changed that. 

"When Hurricane Katrina hit," Berry said, "gas prices skyrocketed and my dad would no longer let me charge gas. 

"i didn't understand his rea.soning at the time, but come to find out, in order to try and help out the citizens who lived 
in the town he only charged them two cents more on the gallon for gas than he paid." 

Berry became more sensitive to the energy issue. 

"I started watching the news a little bit and realized that we needed an alternative source of energy that would be 
cheaper," he said. 

After researching alternative energy sources. Berry became most interested in the strides being made in the field of 
solar energy. 

On his own he found out all he could about solar energy. By the time he arrived at PC, Berry had become somewhat 
of an expert on the topic. Over Christmas break of his freshman year, he became even more interested in solar energy after 
watching a commercial by billionaire environmentalist T. Boone Pickens. Berry researched what it would take to make the 
entire PC campus environmentally sustainable. 

He researched the prospect, met with a solar energy distributor, and even called T. Boone Pickens himself and met 
with PC administrators. 

"I was shooting for the stars when I met with them," Berry said. 

"I had come in with a proposal for the whole school which would cost around $40,000,000. The PC administrators 
were interested but knew what 1 had proposed wasn't something that could be accomplished overnight." 

During that same time. Berry was planning to start a group on campus called Green Education. When the college's 
Green Hose Committee was formed, however, he decided to join it. 

As a Green Hose member. Berry helped decide which proposals to accept. He also submitted his own Green Hose 
grant proposal, one that proposed installing solar collectors on fraternity houses. Although the proposal was not selected, a 
version of it may eventually lead to converting a building on campus to solar energy. 

Berry was also instrumental in helping PC to procure an electric hospitality cart that will have solar energy 
capabilities. The cart will transport prospective students, friends of the college, and all visitors across campus. 

In addition to working with Green Hose, Berry served as a committee member of "Reshaping our Routine," an effort 
that aimed to educate the campus on the school's current economic status and assess the ways students could be a part of 
saving resources. 

The Phi Kappa Phi fraternity member also welcomes freshmen to PC as a Hose Leader and introduces prospective 
students to PC as a Stirling. Berry is also a member of College Republicans and was recently nominated for the Student 
Leadership award. 


Senior Ali Knaak's concern for the environment grew out of her love for the outdoors. 
The avid hiker, biker, and runner found out about ways to help the environment when 
visiting the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., during a biology 
fleximester trip last year. 

"I was amazed by all the technology that is available to save the earth and save money," she said. "That is really when I 
knew I wanted to investigate further." 

Knaak recognized that PC and the local community could benefit from learning more, as well. Recognizing the 
need, Knaak conducted a study in sustainable energy last spring. Working with physics professor Dr. Chad Rodekohr, she 
examined the energy usage of the Moorefield House, a 1920's structure that is home to PC's College Relations Department. 

The Wellford, S.C., resident analyzed how much energy is used Inside the house, studying components such as the 
windows, the heating and air conditioning units, the lights, and more. She then compared the least efficient components 
with today's more efficient alternatives. 

Knaak decided to study the Moorefield House because It Is similar to other houses in the Clinton community. Her 
work will be used as the basis for a potential grant opportunity with a local energy provider and could be used to convert the 
Mooreficid I loa^e into a zero-efficiency building - one that community members could look at to determine how to make 
their lum ■? enersj;^ efficient. 

"\'^<- '^^ "'iiiJi -.r. lo be a testament to what others could do at their own house," she said. 

Further, !j be used as background research for her honors research. This fall, she will determine the 

financial impa^ ^ i.reiit and alternative energy sources, and also work to determine the environmental impacts 

of the house's cui i > i-,,;tive energy sources. 

One factor in b, ■ i ti^v efficient Is saving money. Another factor to be equally considered Is how 

environmentally respon - ,..■ alternative energy sources. 

"The overall goal, " sl.t ..„ is to discover the most cost effective and environmentally friendly way to make the 
Moorefield house a zero-energy building and to implement those changes." 

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Fellow Blue Hose, 

Dion called himself "The Wanderer" but he's got nothing on yours truly. I am the Sojourner of 
Springs and Smith. I travel not the road less taken but the road that leads me to another workspace. 
Heck, at one time earlier in my career here at PC, I had three different offices on campus! 

I'm not really complaining, though. I haven't wandered tar. Plus, everj' time I move to another 
office, I get to see my alma mater from a different angle and I get to meet new people and they get to 
meet me. This is a good thing. Moving around some also reminds me that there is always change on 
the horizon and that can also be a good thing. As I was embracing my own change in scenery this past 
year, for example, I was reminded of the many changes I've been through and we've all been through - 
graduation, marriage, children, jobs, etc. 

Here's what jogged my memory. Whenever I move, a lot of stuff moves with me. I could start 
my own Randall Collection and donate it to the college archives when I die. Tucked away in one of 
those boxes was a grade report from my first semester treshman year that shall not be displayed in the 
Randall Collection. It - and maybe two dozen others like it - inspired Dr. Fred Chapman to invite the 
owners of those reports to Whitelaw Auditorium for a little "come to Jesus" meeting. I remember very 
clearly Dr. Chapman asking us to consider whether or not college was the place tor us to be. And I 
also remember like it was yesterday that one of us decided it wasn't and he left and never came back. I 
wonder what happened to him? 

After much soul-searching - and a hard lesson in reality administered by my tather - 1 rediscovered 
my thirst for knowledge and managed to earn a degree trom Presbyterian College by the grace ot God 
and a whole lot of help. Many years later, one of my former professors caUed me the worst economics 
student he ever had but softened that blow somewhat by pointing out that I have, over time, made 
something of myselt. 

"That's what a PC education can do for you," he said. 

That hasn't changed a bit. While I am in awe of my classmates and fellow alumni and alumnae who 
are brilliant, I am also in awe of professors who took struggling students like I was and inspired us to 
work harder and learn more. They didn't have to. They could have separated us like chatf and let us blow 
off campus like the wind but they didn't. They challenged us to do better and to become something 
better. That's what a PC education did for me - and I am a better man because ot it. 

Blue Hose, there have been many changes here at PC. I've witnessed many and there are more on 
the way, I promise you. But what hasn't changed is that sense ot caring that dares us to better ourselves 
in every way. 

As always, I invite you to come back to PC anytime to see what's changed and to remember what 

Randy Randall 

Executive Director of Alumni and Community Relations 

Qo^&u Q.c^£u^ 

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Walter "Pete" Brooker '40, a longtime 
businessman and former mayor of 
Denmark, S.C., was presented with 
South Carolina's highest civic award 
- the Order of the Palmetto - last 
March in a ceremony at Bethel Park 
United Church. Dr. Cleveland Sellers, 
president of Voorhees College, made 
the presentation, which was attended by 
numerous friends, family members, and 
other leaders. Bamberg County Council 
permanendy proclaimed March 22 as 
"Pete Brooker Day" in a resolution read 
by county council member Clair Guess. 
Denmark City Council also presented a 
letter to Pete congratulating him on the 
honor and commending his work for the 
good of the community. Pete served as 
mayor of Denmark from 1957-1978. He 
helped organize the Bamberg County 
unit of the S.C. National Guard and 
became its first commanding officer. He 
retired from the National Guard with the 
rank of lieutenant colonel and served on 
the Highways and Public Transportation 
Commission as vice chairman and then 
as chairman for two successive terms. He 
served on numerous boards over the years, 
including Epworth Children's Home, 
the Denmark Technical College Area 
commission, the S.C. Higher Education 
Commission and the Southern Carolina 
Regional Development Board. He 
was named Economic Development 
Ambassador for Bamberg County by 
Gov. Mark Sanford. He is still active in 
the family-owned business, Brooker True 
Value Hardware. A Hfelong member of 
Bethel Park UMC, he can be found in his 
pew with his children and grandchildren 
most Sunday mornings. 


Rev. George B.Telford, 

|r. '54 received the 

'' distinguished Alumni 

vice Award from 

ibia Theological 

iiiiary in April. 

'eorge has served 

" First Presbyterian 

church in Auburn, 

Former Blue Hose basketball player named 
to Vanderbllt University Hall of Fame 

Former PC basketball student-athlete Roy Skinner '52 was recently named to 
the Vanderbilt University Hall of Fame. 

In 1959, Skinner went on to evenuially be the head coach ot Vanderbilt at 
the age of 28. He permanently took over the position from 1962-1976, taking the 
Commodores to unprecedented status. 

The most successful coach in Vanderbilt history to date, he garnered tour 
Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year accolades. Skinner also took 
Vanderbilt to the Elite Eight of the 1965 NCAA Tournament, marking the first 
time the school has reached a regional final. That year, the Commodores won the 
SEC title and compiled a 24-4 record. 

Nine years later, he took the team to the NCAA Tournament after winning 
its second SEC Championship. During the magical year. Skinner's team reached 
a No. 2 national ranking in December, which stands as the program's highest 
national ranking. 

Skinner was a ground-breaker, integrating the SEC when he recruited and 
coached Perry Wallace, the league's first African-American scholarship basketball 
player in 1967. Throughout his career. Skinner guided his teams to a top-10 
ranking in eight different seasons. During his time, he compiled a 278-135 record 
(.673 winning percentage), becoming the program's all-time winningest men's 
basketball coach. In Memorial Gym, he notched a 181-41 mark, tallying an .815 
winning percentage. 

Roy Skinner'52 


Ala.; Westminster Presbyterian Church 
in Charlottesville, Va.; First Presbyterian 
Church in Tallahassee, Fla.; First 
Presbyterian Church in Auburn, Ala.; 
and Blacksburg Presbyterian Church in 
Blacksburg, Va. From 1987 until 1993 
he served as director of the Theology 
and Worship Ministry Unit of the 
Presbyterian Church (U. S.A.).He has also 
been a member of the Columbia faculty, 
where he served for six years as associate 
professor of theology and church and 
director ot advanced studies. He currently 
serves as chair of the Committee on 
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relationships 
of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). 
George lives in Charlottesville, Va., with 
his wife Sally. 


Allen Morris '56, former University of 
North Carolina men's tennis coach from 
1980-93, has been named as one of the 
2009 Class of Inductees for the Guilford 
County Sports Hall of Fame. The class 
will be inducted at the Guilford County 
Sports Hall of Fame Banquet on Sept. 
21 at the Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum. 
Allen was a top tennis player and coach. 
He was ranked 16th in US. in 1956 and 
advanced to quarterfinals at Wimbledon. 
Allen was an alternate on three U.S. 
Davis Cup teams. He became a top local 
and age-group player in Greensboro and 
won seven N.C. Open singles titles. Allen 
captured 1977 and 1978 U.S. Senior Clay 
Court Championships in both singles 
and doubles. He was named the men's 
tennis coach at UNC in 1980 and his 
teams won 1990 and 1992 ACC tides. 
He also served as the athletic director 
at his alma mater, Presbyterian College, 
from 1994 to 2000. Morris is a member 
of the N.C. Sports Hall of Fame, the 
N.C. Tennis Hall of Fame, and the South 
Adantic Conference Hall of Fame. 


Woody Hall '67 has completed his 35'*' 
year as a faculty member at the University 
of North Carolina-Wilmington. He has 
been married to the former Mary Ann 

Gregory Pearce Jr. '70 

South Carolina Association of Counties 
elects new President, Richland County 
Council Member L Gregory Pearce, Jr. 

L. Gregory Pearce Jr. '70 was elected 
president of the S.C. Association of Counties 
during the organization's 41st annual 
conference this summer. 

"Today, South Carolina's 46 county 
governments are facing many challenges," said 
Michael B. Cone, SCAC's executive director. 
"But we are confident that we will successfiilly 
meet these challenges under the most capable 
leadership of Greg Pearce." 

"South Carolina's counties continue 
to face extraordinary difiiculties in trying 
to provide a multitude of basic services 
to their constituents," Pearce said shortly 
after becoming SCAC's president. "In these 
difficult economic times, it is most important 

for county governments to have a strong statewide organization where they 
can meet to share ideas, stay informed of best practices and work collectively to 
advance legislation that helps to provide the best possible quality of life for our 
citizens. The SCAC has worked hard to fiilfill this mission for 41 years, and it is 
my honor to serve as the association's president tor the next year." 

Elected in 1998 to his first term on Richland County Council (District 
6), Pearce is currently serving his third term as a fiiU-time council member. 
Completing a 25-year career with the S.C. Department of Mental Health 
in 1992, he served the department in a variety of clinical and administrative 
positions beginning at the S.C. State Hospital in Columbia. 

Pearce was the chief executive officer (facility director) of Crafts-Farrow 
State Hospital in Columbia from 1986 until his retirement in 1992. 

Pearce received the Friendship Center Community Leadership Award in 
1996 and the Friendship Center Dedicated Service Award in 1977. He graduated 
from Level I of the Institute of Government for County Officials in 2000 and 
from Level II of the Institute in 2001. In 2003, he graduated from the S.C. 
Economic Developers School. 

Pearce graduated from Dreher High School in 1966. He received his bachelor 
of science in psychology from Presbyterian College in 1970 and master of arts in 
counseUng from the University of South Carolina inl977. After completing his 
master's degree, he pursued additional graduate level study in clinical psychology 
at use. 

A lifelong resident of Columbia, he is married to Johnnie Beverly Chapman of 
HartsviUe. They have two children, Louise Pearce Cruea and Gregory III; an;^ 
one grandchild, Barron Cruea. 

A Blue Hose named one of the Best 
Lawyers in America 

Monty Todd 79 has been named to the 2010 
edition of Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and 
most respected peer-review puWication in the legal 

It is the fifth time Todd has been named to the 
list in the last six years. He earned a B.S. in business 
administration from PC in 1979 and a law degu > 
from the University of South Carolina in 1982. 

"I was as well-prepared as law students from 
Duke, Harvard, Yale, and colleges all across the 
country," Todd said. "PC prepared me for law school 
and thereafter." 

The Laurens, S.C, native is a personal litigation attorney with Sowell, Gray, 
Stepp, Sc Laffitte in Columbia, S.C. In addition to receiving the honor this year, 
Todd was recognized as one of the best lawyers in America for 2005, '06, '07, and 
'09. He was named one of the super lawyers in America in 2008 and '09. 

First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive annual peer- 
review survey For the new U.S. edition, more than 24,126 leading attorneys cast 
more than 2.8 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in the same 
and related specialties. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor 
because of the rigorous and transparent methodology and because lawyers are not 
required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed. Corporate Counsel magazine has called 
Best Lawyers the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice. 

Monty Todd 79 

O'Donnell for 37 years. They are the 
parents of Amanda Hall Gallagher, a 
faculty member at Elon University, and 
Stacy Hall Lenarcic, a graduate student 
at use Columbia. 

Sam Lyons '67 was inducted into the 
Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame in 

business experience on our board ot 
directors," said Robert W. Humphreys, 
president and chief executive officer of 
Delta Apparel, Inc. "His deep experience 
in risk management and governance will 
provide further diversity ot expertise and 
experience to our Board. We are pleased 
to welcome Bob, and are confident he 
will make a significant contribution." 

law in Alabama. Kathy published 
an article on trusts for pets in The 
Alabama Lawyer tnt\t\td 'Paws Laws: 
How Sir Nigel and Miss Muffy Came 
To Be Rich." 


Dr. Sandy McQueen '70 recently 
volunteered as an English teacher to 
Spanish adults as part of the Pueblo Ingles 
program in Spain. 


Jimmy Shaw '71 recently joined the 
Hall Estill Law Firm in Oklahoma 
City, Okla., as special counsel. He is 
a member and clerk of the Permanent 
Judicial Commission, Synod of the Sun 
(PC -USA) and is also a commercial panel 
member of the American Arbitration 


William Heathley (Rusty) Wilson III 

'73 of Mayesville, S.C, earned a B.A. 
in religion from PC and then attended 
Columbia Theological Seminary in 
Atlanta, Ga., from 1974-1975. He 
received his master's of ministry/Bible 
from Covington Theological Seminary 
in Rossville, Ga., in 2007. Rusty was 
awarded a doctorate of theology from 
North Carolina College of Theology 
in 2008. He is a former member of the 
board of visitors for PC. Rusty and his 
wife, Rebecca Smith Wilson, have three 
children: Maria, Rebecca '04 and Heaton. 
They also have two grandchildren. 


Bob Stv«.ton '68 has been appointed to the 


of Delta Apparel, Inc., 


■wrings more than 30 


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to the L 

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vice presiL 

nal relations at 


We are looking 

forward to ha\ 

i)'s leadership and 


Kathy Williams Coxweir69 was named 
to the board of directors of Family 
Law Section of the Alabama State Bar 
and to the board of directors of the 
Family Law Association of Alabama, 
the legislative lobbying group which 
oversees proposed changes in family 


Rev. Dr. Shane Owens '75 became the 
pastor of First Presbyterian Church 
of Lancaster, S.C, on February 2. 
He had spent the previous 12 years 
as pastor of Covenant Presbyterian 
Church in Gainesville, FL. 



Barbara Nelson '85 

Barbara Nelson is head coach of USA 
National basketball team 

Wingate University's (N.C.) Barbara 
Nelson, a 1985 graduate of PC, was named head 
coach of the 2009 USA Basketball Women's Ul6 
National Team, USA Basketball announced. 

Mike Armstrong ol Perry Meridian (Ind.) 
High School and Dorena Bingham of Team 
Alaska AAU will serve as assistant coaches. 

The coaching selections were made by 
the USA Basketball Women's Developmental 
National Team Committee and approved by the 
USA Basketball Board of Directors. 

"For the first-ever FIBA Americas U16 
Championship, it is important to assemble a coaching staft with 
experience leading young players to success; the USA Basketball's Women's 
Developmental Committee has certainly done that, "USA Basketball executive 
director Jim Tooley says. "This trio ot coaches brings vast coaching experience 
from various levels. We look forward to great things as we head into this new 
international competition." 

"I'm very excited about the opportunity to coach with USA Basketball," 
Nelson says. "When you watch the Olympics and see the pride the athletes 
have in representing the USA, you realize how special it is to wear the red, 
white and blue and travel to represent your country. I'm extremely honored 
and extremely humbled." 

"This has to be the number one opportimit}' a coach can have to represent 
your university and also your nation," Nelson acknowledges. "Patriotic pride 
runs very deep in my heart and getting this opportimity to wear USA 
Basketball on my chest and walk into an arena as an ambassador of my 
country is thrilling." 

In two seasons as head coach at Wingate University (2007-08 to 
present). Nelson has led the BuUdogs to a 44-18 overall record (.710 winning 
percentage). Nelson's first year with the Bulldogs resulted in a 26-8 record, a 
South Atlantic Conference tournament title, an NCAA Division II regional 
tournament title, an NCAA Division II Elite Eight finish and a number 
10 national ranking in the USA Today/ESPNAVBCA Division II Top 25 
Coaches' PoU. Wingate compiled an 18-10 ledger during the most recent 
2008-09 season. 

Nelson is a graduate of Presbyterian College with a B.S. degree in 
psychology. A four-year letter winner in basketball for the Blue Hose, Nelson 
earned the Bob Waters Award from her alma mater in 2008. The Waters 
Award is presented to graduates of Presbyterian College who have exhibited 
outstanding leadership and service as coaches and who personify the qualities 
possessed by this distinguished alumnus. 
Used with permission from Wingate University Athletic Department 


Dwight Mclnvail, '76 the director 
of the Georgetown County Library, 
is proud to announce that his 
library was awarded a $60,000 
public library innovation grant 
from the International City/County 
Management Association to develop 
innovative methods to alert citizens 
of all ages to the dangers of hurricanes 
and to prepare for them. The grant 
was one of only nine made nationwide 
and the only one for South Carolina. 


Bill Bowick '77 is a member of the 
steering committee for the Big League 
World Series held in Easley, S.C., (16 
- 18 year old division of the Little 
League Program). Bill has served on this 
committee for the past eight years since 
the series came to Easley in 2001. The 
championship game has been shown live 
on ESPN for the past two years. 


Alison Churm'81 has been appointed as 
principal of Belvedere Elementary School 
by the Aiken County School District 
starting the 2009-2010 school year. 
She was previously assistant principal 
at North Augusta Elementary School. 
Alison earned her master of education 
from the University of South Carolina in 
1998 and her education specialist degree 
from Augusta State University in 2008. 


Chip Auman '83 is a member of 
the Florence-Darlington County 
Commission for Technical Education 
after being appointed by the legislative 
delegations of Florence and Darlington 
counties in April. The commi- 
oversee Florence-Darlington 
College. An attorney,Chip\\ 

Alumni complete medical mission in Africa 

Over the summer, Dr. Tiffany Megary '92, Matt Freeman '10, and Zach 
Whitt '10 completed mission work in the Nianfongo village in the west African 
country of Berkina Faso. They traveled with groups of missionaries during two 
separate trips to help the Tiefo people group in the region. 

"It was truly an enlightening and educational time for me," Megary said, "and 
hopefully a blessing to those who came to see us." 

In addition to spreading the gospel, the doctor with Baltimore Washington 
Medical Center in Glen Burnie, Maryland helped establish a triage area, 
an examination room, and a pharmacy area to help those in need. She saw 
approximately 250 people and treated diseases including leprosy, measles, edema, 
a variety of serpent bites, and more during a three-and-a-halt-day medical clinic. 
Megary also taught the village's health providers how to use the medications and 

"It was also enlightening to see how so many people all over the world live 
in utter poverty, but the children are smiling and laughing just the same," Megary 

Two weeks before Megary 's trip. Freeman and Whitt traveled with a group 
who prepared the region and its people tor the medical mission trip. They 
confirmed with the chief of the people group that the Americans were welcome 
to visit and visited the medical clinic to ensure that arrangements were prepared. 
They also help the Tiefos plant seeds and clear land. 

Freeman, a music major and lineman on the football team, was especially 
inspired by the simple lifestyle the people group live. 

"Their approach to life is so much more simple," he said. "And much more 
biblical than what we live here. They're not worried about the little things. They 
don't have the little things to worry about. 

"They work hard. They invest in each others' lives. Tliey love to be around each 

■'Megary '92 

Matt Freeman '10 

to the rest of the commission at a recent 
board retreat at the Southeastern Institute 
of Manufacturing and Technology. 
Chip practices law with the firm of 
Lucas, Auman, Warr and White in the 
Hartsville community. Chip was born 
and reared in Darlington and graduated 
from St. John's High School in 1979. He 
has lived and worked in Hartsville for 
more than 20 years. Chip received his 
undergraduate degree from Presbyterian 
College in 1983 and earned a law degree 
from the University of South Carolina 
School of Law two years later. 


Robb Sasser '86 was recently named 
managing director-investments for 
Wachovia Securities, a national brokerage 
firm based in St. Louis. Robb is a financial 
advisor in the firm's Florence office. He 
joined Wachovia Securities in 1996. 


Rodney Berry '87 was sworn in as the 
mayor of the city of Marion on April 22. 
Marion operates under the strong mayor 
weak Council form of government. Rodney 
won the election with a 2 to 1 margin of 
victory as a write-in candidate. 

Gary Davis '87 has been named sales 
manager ofTradition Hilton Head where 
he will oversee residential real estate 
sales at the 5,300-acre, master-planned, 
sustainable community. Tradition will 
feature a variety of neighborhoods and 
housing styles along with shopping, 
dining, services and recreation facilities in 
its own charming village. For more than 
20 years, Gary has worked in real estate 
and sales management. A native of Jasper 
County, Gary is excited to return with a 
project that is so special. 

Stacy Drakeford'87 became the City of 
Clinton's new director of public safety on 
July 1. Stacy graduated from PC with a 
degree in political science. He also holds 
two master's degrees - one in criminal 
justice and one in public administration 
- from Troy University. A graduate of the 


Federal Bureau of Investigation National 
Academy, Stacy has spent the past 18 years 
"rising through the ranks" with the South 
Carolina Law Enforcement Division. 
He has worked in alcohol enforcement, 
private security, narcotics, internal affairs, 
and gambling. He was also involved in 
dealing with the state legislature. Stacy 
rose through the ranks in SLED up to 
being assistant director. He started his 
career as a state highway patrolman. 


Trey Bogue 

'88, head 
tennis coach 
at Bethune- 
C o o km a n 
was named 
MEAC Women's Tennis Coach of the 
year and MEAC Men's Tennis Co-Coach 
of the year for 2009. This is voted on by 
head coaches and SID's in the conference. 
Trey resides at Daytona Beach, Fla. 

Matt Hatchett'88, a small business owner 
and city councilman in Dublin, Ga., has 
announced that he is running for the 
open State House District 143 seat for 
State House of Representatives. House 
District 143 is comprised of Laurens 
County and Scott community of Johnson 
County. Matt has served on the Dublin 
City Council since 1999, serving as mayor 
pro-tem in 2006 and 2007. 


Leslie Schlender '90 became the 
economic eevelopment director for the 
town of Elkin, N.C., on April l.This is a 
newly-created position that Elkin's town 
board voted to create to draw newbusiness 
to the area. The director's purpose is to 
propose Elkin as a viable location for 
anyone looking to create, expand or move 
a business to. Leslie's background is in 
working with corporations, community 
development, and tourism. Right out 
of college, she went into the field and 
has worked with different towns in the 
Caribbean, Hawaii, Colorado and New 

Richard Inman named Chief of Police 

Richard Inman '91 has recently been named the chief of police for the 
WiUiamston, S.C., Police Department. 

Inman has held several ranks in his 17 years of law enforcement, including 
detective, uniform patrol sergeant, criminal investigation department lieutenant, 
and others. 

He chose to enter law enforcement when he was a senior at PC. 

"I wanted to keep the bad guys away from the good guys," Inman said. 
"After 17 years I still get a great deal of satisfaction when I get to tell someone, 
'we caught the person who did such and such.' The look of relief on the victim's 
face is so satisfying." 

Inman says that camaraderie, as well as public service, is an enjoyable part of 
law enforcement. 

"Over my career I have met some of the bravest, toughest, and kindest 
people in the world," he said. "I have developed relationships all over the state of 
South Carolina, as well as nationally, with men and women who sacrifice every 
day to protect their communities and this great nation." 

Inman also says that the relationships he formed at PC with classmates 
Senter Smith '92, Paul Reaves '90, Taylor Welton, and others, have also helped 
him throughout his career. 

"These PC Alums have helped to keep me focused and been available when 
I encountered obstacles, both professionally and personally," Inman said. 

Another PC alumnus, the late South Carolina senator Verne Smith '43, 
helped Inman at the beginning of his career. A history major while at PC, 
Inman was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and served as 
treasurer for Habitat for Humanity. He also participated in intramural sports. 

Tripp Tuttle '90, executive vice president 
of the Palmetto Bank Trust 8c Investment 
Group, was recently appointed to serve on 
the American Bankers Association Trust 
school advisory board. Tripp has 17 years 
of experience in the banking industry and 
served as a past chairman of the South 
Carolina Bankers Trust Committee. He 
has served as a member of Greenville 
South Carolina Estate Planning Council, 
Greenville Surgical Foundation and the 
Board of the Laurens County Community 


Dodd Wood 

^^^ fishing buddy 

\, ^^ ^ "^1 7Ji Glenn Fmley, 
w '^k f ' j captured the 

f ^^ ^ ^ 2008 IFA 

Redfish Cup 
Championship in November, 2008, in 
Panama City Beach, Fla. "This is our 
first time fishing Panama City Beach" 
said Dodd. The clear-water fishing 
conditions were unlike those in their 
native South Carolina. They had to go 
back to their bass fishing backgrounds 
and targeted deeper water during the two- 
day championship event. After securing 
a two-fish limit during both da\ 
competition weighing a combin' 
pounds, the team captured thr 
the win, Dodd and Glenn ^ 
a new Ranger 173 Gho 

"Even if they had never 
won a game, and they 
won plenty of them, he 
won the game of life," 
Rev. Hester said. "It takes 
a big man to step away 
from a position like his 
to do the will of God." 

Former high school coach Brett Turner 
now recruits "dog-soldiers" for Christ 

Before Brett Turner '92 began the 2008 season as the head coach of the 
Pickens High School football team, he met with his coaching staff to discuss 
strategies for approaching the year. 

One member of the staff mentioned he liked to see players who were 
"dog-soldiers." The story goes back to a Native American tribe that had "dog- 
soldiers." When it was time to do battle, the dog-soldier would stake himself 
to the ground and fight the enemy to the finish. The only ways the dog-soldier 
would be released from his stake would be if he were killed in battle, the battle 

was won, or another dog-soldier released 
him and took his place, staked to the 

Turner liked the idea, and offered his 
team the opporumity to come to voluntary 
workouts that began at 6 a.m. He warned 
the players that the workouts would be 
difficult. Tlie first day, about 60 players 
showed up. Many lost their breakfast 
while working out. 

The second day, there were a tew less 
When it came time for the season, official practices began. Some 
players chose to pursue other options after a few days ot practice. Others 
were told by Turner to pursue other options. Most of the players who 
stuck with the team through the season had something in common. 
"Almost all of them were the ones who had volunteered tor the dog-soldier 
workouts, "he told the congregation of Nine Forks Baptist Church in Dacusville, 
S.C, last tall. 

Turner resigned his position as the PHS football position earlier this year. 
He plans to pursue a career in ministry. He has been taking online courses from 
Liberty University, pursuing his masters degree. 

"Having the faith to step out like this was very hard, very emotional," he 
said. "But when I compare that to what Christ did for me on the cross, it really 
isn't that hard. Really, you have no choice when He calls." 

Turner encouraged church members to strive to become "dog-soldier" 
Christians, whose dedication to the work of God is like the dedication ot the 
ancient Native American warriors to their tribe. 

Turner said that the world situation cidls for total commitment trom 
Christians in America. 

"When t'ou're a sold-out dog-soldier for Christ, the heat is going to be 
turncii ;; 

"VVhon heat gets turned up, Jesus will show up and be there for you," 
Turner said. 
This story originally appeared in The Easley Progress. 

115-horsepower, four-stroke Yamaha 
outboard, equipped with a Power Pole 
shallow-water anchor,Minn Kota trolling 
motor and Humminbird electronics. The 
value of the prize boat is 134,000. 


Kathy Kennedy Erwin '92 and Michael 
Erwin'92 have been living in Evansville, 
Ind., since 2006. Michael is the associate 
minister of parish life at Bethel United 
Church of Christ. Kathy is an adoption 
coordinator for Families Thru International 
Adoption working with the Guatemala, 
Brazil, and Russia programs. She was 
fortunate enough to travel to Guatemala 
last year to bring a child home to his 
family in New York. Kathy and Michael 
have two daughters - Kennedy, 12, and 
Natahe, 9. 

O'Neil Medford'92 and his wife Christy 
joyfully announce the birth ot a son, 
Coleman O'Neil Medford, born February 
5. Coleman joins big sister Katie, who was 
three October 2008. The family resides in 
Greenville, S.C. 

John Charles Plasky,Jr. '92 and Angela 
Kristine Kesler were married May 23. The 
bride-elect is a graduate of East Carolina 
University and is employed by Hair 
Gallery. Tie groom-elect is employed by 
LC Construction of Atlanta, Ga. 


State Rep. Ted Pitts '94, R-Lexington, 
has announced that he will run for 
lieutenant governor of South Carolina in 
2010. Pitts has served in the S.C. House 
of Representatives for seven years. During 
his tenure, Ted has worked on what he 
calls "common-sense changes," including 
property tax relief for homeowners; a 
law against so-called jury shopping; and 
Jessica's Law, which enforces stricter 
penalties against people convicted of child 
molestation and stringent monitoring 
of them if they are paroled. Ted was 
elected to the House in November 2002. 
He served on the medical, military 
and municipal affairs committee in his 


freshman term. Upon re-election in 2004, 
Ted served on the education and public 
works committee, and in the 2006-07 
session he served as the committee's 
transportation subcommittee chairman. 
In the private sector, Ted has worked as a 
commercial real estate broker with Grubb 
& Ellis Wilson Kiblerin Columbia, S.C., 
since 1999. Ted's community involvement 
includes service as a captain in the S.C. 
National Guard, as well as service on 
various boards and commissions. He and 
his wife, Christina, have two children. 

This group 
of girls from 
the Class 
of 19 9 4 
y.. ^^ ^.A/nr'i^^Kl recently got 
^^ 01^ flV r '^^^H together for 
their annual 
summer girls' weekend in Atlanta: 
Left to Right: Amy Kimball Kilgore, 
Betsy Chesno Grier, Heather Griffith 
Pyles, Katie Jones, Rai Curtis PuUin, 
and Dina Padgett Shuler. 


Laura Batten Hart '95 and husband And\- 
live in Huntington, N.Y. Andy is the new 
pastor of Old First Presbyterian Church 
in Huntington. Laura is an ordained 
Presbyterian minister, as well, but is taking 
time off to raise their two daughters - 
Olivia, 3, and Abigail, l.They are having a 
great time getting to know the new church 
and community and love being only three 
miles from the beach. 


Christina Eckert '97 and Michael 
McGovern were married on June 27. 
They are both employed as teachers at 
Mountain Brook High School near 
Birmingham, Ala. 

Susan Haigler Harvey '97 and husband 
Shannon were blessed with the birth of 
their daughter, Lawson Elizabeth, on 
Aug. 13,2008. Lawson joins older brother 
Jackson, who is 2 Vi. Lawson was baptized 
by the Rev. Brandi Casto-Waters '97 at 

the First Presbyterian Church of Greer 
in February. Susan and Shannon have 
recently opened an Allstate Agency, The 
Shannon Harvey Agency, in Greenville, 

Jennifer Morris Lee '97 and husband Bob 
welcomed their new baby girl, Hannah 
Faith, born April 14. She joins big sister 
Bethany Grace, who will be two years old 
in July. The family resides in Greenville, 
S.C, where Jennifer is a nurse practitioner 
with Carolina Cardiology Consultants. 
Bob recently graduated from USC 
Upstate with a B.S. in interdisciplinary 

Addison Meriwether '97 and his wife 
Krissy announce the birth of their second 
child, Caroline Leigh Meriwether, born 
June 12. Big brother Harris is proud 
of his little sister. The family resides in 
Atlanta, Ga. 

Jennifer Page '97 graduated in August 
2008 from the Medical University 
of South Carolina MSN/adult nurse 
practitioner program and is currently 
working at MUSC in the department of 
gastroenterology as a nurse practitioner. 
She lives in Charleston, S.C. 


David Welchel '98 

and wife, Ansley, 
welcomed the birth 
of their son, Jameson 
David Welchel, on 
February 17. The 
family resides in 
Greenville, S.C. 

David completed his 
MBA from Clemson in May 2007 and 
is employed with Lockheed Martin as a 
senior analyst. 

"The memories we made at PC seem to never fade." 

These six girls from Class of 1997, who met on their first day in Clinton Dorm, still 
get together at least once a year to hang out in person - no emails or texting, just good 
old-fashioned visiting. The girls now meet at the home of Amanda Coker Glover in 
Bainbridge, Ga., which is central for the "Dorm Girls" traveling from Texas, Alabama, 
Florida and South Carolina. "I would like to say that we have matured greatly since 
our graduation, but it only takes us a few minutes of looking at the PaC SaC to make 
us feel like we are right back in GDH! The Blue Hose experience is something I wlV, 
treasure forever" said Kate Gibson Rawson. First Row, Left to Right: Tricia "^^ 
May, Amanda Coker Glover Second Row, Left to Right: Aimee Grimes CI' 
Ellis Waters, Kara McKelvey Copper, Kate Gibson Rawson 

Alumna takes a proactive role in finding 
a cure for devastating disease 

Heather Anne Boger '01 became 
interested in Parkinson's Disease when 
her grandfather was diagnosed in 
1995. For several years his case was in 
the early stages and was treated with 
medication, but, by the fall of 2000, he 
began showing signs associated with 
the severe disease. 

"As my grandfather entered an 
advanced stage of Parkinson's," Boger 
said, "I began my senior year at PC 
with the decision to take a proactive 
role in finding a cure for this devastating disease." 

After graduating from PC, the biology major went on to the graduate 
studies program at the Medical University ot South Carolina. Boger's 
grandfather passed away a few months after she began the program. 

"His struggle and strong wiU to survive has been my inspiration to 
remain dedicated in my eiforts to unlock this disease and find answers that 
will help individuals suffering from Parkinson's disease," she said. 

In 2006, Boger received her Ph.D. in neuroscience from MUSC. She 
then spent six months in Umea, Sweden, continuing Parkinson's research as 
post-doctoral fellow. She returned to MUSC in 2007 to continue her post- 
doctoral work. Boger said that her professors at PC have played a significant 
role in her work. 

"I . . . had the great good fortune of having Dr. Bob Hudson as an advisor, 
mentor, and friend," Boger said. "Dr. Hudson always encouraged me to take 
the next step, break from the normal, and look for the possibilities in all 

"Others in the department— Drs. Fred James, Jane EUis, and John 
Inman— provided support throughout my years at PC that helped set me 
on the path I have followed. As a lab assistant to these professors, I learned 
the pleasure of helping others understand the mysteries of science." 

In addition to majoring in biology, Boger was involved in several 
organizations at PC, including Leadership: PC,Tri-Beta Biological Honor 
Society, Student Volunteer Services, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. 
"It was my time at Presbyterian College," Boger added, "that played a 
significant role in shaping me into the person I have become when it comes 
!"■" ■" ■■ ■■"' :n-ch for a cure for Parkinson's disease, as well as being an active 
my community for Special Olympics and raising fijnds to 
:r research." 


William Jonathan Raggett '99 and 

Martha Ann Riggs Wilson were married 
June 26 at Lake Junaluska, N.C. The bride 
earned a B.A. in English from Davidson 
College and a master of arts in teaching 
from the University of South Carolina. 
She is an English teacher at Summerville 
High School. The groom earned a master's 
degree in public administration from the 
University of South Carolina. He is the 
director of Dorchester County Economic 

James Edward Blount III '99 and Carrie 
Christin Knox were married June 20 at 
Bethlehem Baptist Church in Moore, S.C. 
The bride graduated from USC -Upstate 
with a degree in elementary education 
and Converse College with a master's 
degree in elementary education. She is 
employed by Spartanburg School District 
Six at Roebuck Elementary. The groom is 
employed by Milliken & Company. The 
couple wiU reside in Spartanburg, S.C. 

Louise Pearce Cruea '99 and husband 
Steven welcomed the birth of their 
daughter, Virginia Edens Cruea, on 
March 11. Virginia has a big brother, 
Barron, who is two years old. The family 
resides in Columbia, S.C. 

Kate Lindsey 

'99 and Steven 
O'Reilly were 
married June 
28, 2008, 
at the First 
Church in Athens, Ga. The groom is 
real estate appraiser for Carter Appraisal 
Associates, and the bride is a fundraiser 
for the University of Georgia. Members 
of the house party included Jessica Glenn 
Crumpacker '99, Andrea Cote Harrelson 
'99, Emily Wolfe Larkin '99, Rachael 
Hope Marsh '99, Amanda Morrell 
Merritt '99, Sarah Bond Smith '99 and 
Rosalynn Frances Terry '99. 



was recently 
selected by the 
mayor's office 


Six friends from PC gathered recently for an informal reunion. 

Coming from places like Iowa, Florida, Atlanta, Columbia and more, the six met in 
Greenville for a get-together that has become an annual Christmastime tradition. 
Pictured are Erin Turner Watkins '99, Amy Clarke '99, Susan Haynes '99, Suzanne 
Edwards de Vargas '00, Leslie Jackson '00 and Brett Lamb '99. 

PC Women's Tennis Reunion 

PC women's tennis players who were coached by Donna Arnold recendy had a reunion in 
Clinton to celebrate Donna's 50th birthday. The tennis team and their families enjoyed 
playing some tennis and a celebration dinner on May 2, 2009. 

in the City ot Birmingham, Ala., to be an 
ambassador for Birmingham. Six people 
from Birmingham were chosen by the 
mayor's office to go to Japan and run a 
half-marathon in Maebashi, Japan (sister 
city to Birmingham). Katie said, "We had 
to write an essay as to why we would be 
a good representative of Birmingham. I 
was selected because I teach preschool in 
the inner city and they thought it would 
be a good fit for an inner city teacher to 
represent the city of Birmingham." The 
city selected and sent six people, all from 
varying professions and backgrounds 
to represent the city (one retired man, 
one college student, one single mom, 
one business man, one youth minister, and 
one inner city preschool teacher). They 
were hosted by the city of Maebashi's 
mayor. A reception was held in honor 
of the American running ambassadors 
from Birmingham. Katie finished the 
half-marathon in L50, her personal best! 
She plans to run the Chicago marathon 
in the fall. 


Lane Jeselnik '00 
and Edward 7\lwyn 
Goodwin were 
married on Sept. 
6, 2008, at the 
MiUstone at Adam's 
Pond in Columbia, 
S.C. The bride is the 
daughter of Alison 
Harris Jeselnik '73 
and John Jeselnik '73. Rev. Amos J. 
Disasa '01 presided over the ceremony. 
The wedding part}' included bridesmaids 
Alison Bragan Edwards '00 and Alicia 
Suzanne Weeber '00. The couple now lives 
in Columbia with their dog Charley. The 
bride is employed at the S.C . Commission 
on Higher Education and the groom at 
S.C. Educational Television. 

Amy Riddle '03 

Alumna pursues acting, singing, modeling 

"I pretty much knew I had the 
dream of being on Broadway when I 
was a little girl," said Amy Riddle '03. 
"I used to sing to the soundtrack ot 
Phantom of the Opera. I knew then 
that I wanted to sing and eventually 
live in New York." 

At PC, she majored in music 
performance, specializing in vocal 
performance. The PC cheerleader 
and Dance Team member was also 
a member of the PC Choir, Opera 
Workshop, and Delta Omicron. 

Riddle took advantage of countless 
opportunities to perform, singing at 
cultural enrichment events and as the 
choir soloist for Christmas and Holy Week concerts. She also sang during the 
President's Dinner and at the 2003 graduation. In addition. Riddle played the 
role of Lucy in "The Telephone," a one-act operetta for two singers. 

Although she had been performing for years. Riddle never seriously 
considered music as a career until her junior year at PC. 

"My voice teacher. Dr. Joyce Ford, my choir director, Dr. Porter Stokes, 
and my accompanist and piano teacher, Dr. Karen Buckland, encouraged and 
pushed me to believe in myself, practice everyday, and to take the next step," 
Riddle said. "I stiU remember an email from Dr. Stokes telling me that I had so 
much talent. He asked me whether I wanted to discover my greatest potential 
and all the wonderful possibilities or would I rather 'ride off and fade away into 
the sunset.' His words became the fuel to my fire." 

Since graduating from New York University, Riddle has remained in New 
York City, where she pursues acting, singing, and modeling. She recently returned 
to New York after playing the role of Nimue in the two-month run of"Camelot" 
in Springboro, Ohio. In May, she was cast as an extra playing a coUege graduate 
in "It's Complicated," a film starring Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, and John 

Riddle was also a featured model in New York photographer Josh Merwin's 
portfoUo debut in July. In August, she modeled in a photo shoot and was featured 
in Tahir, an online New York boutique for vintage and emerging designers. 

"I have always believed in myself, but I don't know where I would be without 
the people that continued to push me to do greater things," Riddle said. "I am 
foreve'' '_""cf;i' for the opportunities, the encouragement, and the hope that Dr. 
Stoke -^, mi Dr. Buckland gave to me. 

"PC vvi, \ ; ;, ive a special place in my heart because it changed my life as a 

singer, an ,a tor, and a person. PC is where my ambition was ignited and where 
my appreciation and passion for music truly began." 


Roger Harrison '01 

recently completed 
his masters of public 
administration at 
Georgia College 
and State University. 
Roger currently serves 
the State of Georgia in 
a public service faculty 
position at the University of Georgia in 
the Archway Partnership, an innovative 
and award-winning public service and 
outreach program. He began his doctorate 
in public administration this fall. 

Nicholas Horton'Ol recently completed 
a sprint triathlon, finishing 26th out of 
73. In May, Nicholas and wife Lindsey, 
along with a team of 22 others, rode in 
the Sam's Club MS 150, a 150-mile bike 
ride to benefit multiple sclerosis. Due 
to extreme weather, the second day was 
canceled, but the team completed 86.1 
miles on day one. 

Maggie Walker Jamison '01 and husband 
Matt welcomed the birth of their first 
child, Ella Kate Jamison, on March 25. 

Matthew Manley '01 was recently 
awarded by the department of planning 
and landscape architecuire at Clemson 
University the Citation in City and 
citation is given annually as recognition 
of outstanding achievement in city and 
regional planning. It is in recognition 
of creative ability, performance, and 
contribution to the enrichment of the 
College of Architecture, Arts, and 
Humanities and Clemson University 
through academic accomplishment. 

Katherine KalutzYoder'Ol and husband 
David welcomed their second child, 
Margaret Katherine, born May 14. 
Margaret joins big sister Mary Helen, who 
turned two years old in August. 



Nicholas L. Haigler 

'02 is an associate of 
Sowell Gray Stepp 
& Laffitte , a law 
firm in Columbia, 
S.C., which was 
recenth' endorsed 
as the only South 
Carolina member of 
the National Workers' 
Compensation Defense Network. 
NWCDN is a nationwide and Canadian 
network of independent law firms created 
to provide a network of reputable workers' 
compensation law firms. Also, Nick has 
been elected to the board of directors for 
the popular Carolina Carillon Holiday 
Parade. This beloved annual holiday 
event in Columbia features the Miss 
Carolina Carillon Pageant, a 5K race, and 
the downtown parade, which showcases 
dozens of floats, marching bands, drill 
teams, and live performances. "The 
Carolina Carillon is South Carolina's 
largest and most-watched holiday 
parade," said Nick. "As a native of the 
Columbia area, I am certainly honored 
and dedicated to help continue this 
wonderfiil holiday tradition." 

William Nicholas Harris '02 and 

Ashley Lane Huggins were married 
June 13 at Loris Baptist Church in 
Loris, S.C. The bride-elect earned a 
B.S. in elementary education from the 
College of Charleston in 2005 and a 
master's of education in educational 
technology from the University 
of South CaroHna in 2007. She is 
employed by Greenwood 50 School 
District. The groom is employed by 
Greenwood 52 School District. 

Katherine Ehzabeth Ligon '02 and 

Andrew Jared Beekman, both of 
Bar Harbor, Maine, were married 
April 25 at Bethesda Presbyterian 
Church in Camden, S.C. The bride 
is general manager of Acadia Bike 
and Coastal Kayaking in Bar Harbor. 
The groom, a graduate of Clarkson 
University, is employed by Freshwater 
Stone. Included in the wedding 

"I fell comfortably into 
my role at Goodwill 
because of my time at 

David Cantrell is a servant leader for the 
jobless and homeless 

Since graduating from Presbyterian College in 2003, David Cantrell has 

stayed busy serving the Macon and Augusta, Ga. areas. 

As a development specialist with Goodwill, Cantrell helps to raise fiinding 
tor the non-profit ,which created its first 
career campus in Macon. Since it began, 
the campus has created nearly 200 jobs and 
placed more than 1,500 people into the jobs 
through its career development ser\'ices. 

"Through faculty, CEPs, liberal arts 
education, and service projects, PC provided 
an environment that encouraged civic duty," 

Cantrell said. "I fell comfortably into my role at Goodwill because of my time at 


Goodwill's next initiative is to build a similar campus in Augusta. 

"This new campus will strive to meet the needs of local citizens seeking 

employment during this tough economic period," Cantrell said. "Goodwill prides 

itself on providingjob training to individuals so that they may provide a sustainable 

living tor themselves and their families." 

The German major and business administration minor while at PC also helps 

the community' as a member of the Augusta-West Rotary Club. Earlier this year, 

Cantrell volunteered to prepare and serve food at the Golden Harvest Food Bank, 

which was a success. 

"We served hundreds of homeless people through the generosity of local 

organizations," Cantrell said. "Our Rotary members served as cooks, preps, and 


The Golden Harvest Food Bank serves 

lunch at noon to the needy every day. This 

past holiday season, Cantrell and other 

Rotarians distributed gifts to over 200 

residents of St. John's Tower, a faith-based 

apartment community for the elderly in 

Augusta. They also raised more than $30,000 

to benefit the Southeastern Firefighters' 

Burn Foundation; the Augusta Alzheimer's 

Foundation; and Heritage Academy, an 

urban Christian school in Augusta. While 

at PC, Cantrell volunteered with Special 

Olympics as a member of Student Volunteer 

Services and helped with freshman student 

orientation. The Campus Outreach member 

also studied abroad, visiting Germany and 


David Cantrell 


Recent graduates excel in law school 

Cody Mitchell '08, Lindsey Sink '08, Brittany Flowe '07, and Whitney 
Harrison '07 have been recognized for their achievements in law school. 

Mitchell and Sink were two of the top four law students chosen to serve 
on Moot Court at the Universit}' of South Carolina School of Law. Fifty second- 
year law students competed in Moot Court this year, writing original briefs and, 
if chosen, arguing their cases in front of judges. 

MitcheU and Sink were two of the top four selected to argue their 
cases in front oi the South Carolina Court of Appeals, possibly the most highly 
competitive and prestigious event at USC School of Law. 

"It was such an honor to be able to do something that many South 
Carolina lawyers never have the opportunit\' to do: argue in front of the SC 
Court of Appeals," Sink said. 

Mitchell and Sink will now serve on the Moot Court Bar while in law 
school. They wiU enjoy increased opportunities to develop into attorneys, such 
as honing their appellate advocacy and writing skills and learning how to most 
effectively represent those who need a voice in the legal system. 

In addition, Flowe was recently named Lead Articles Editor of the 
Mercer Law Review Editorial Board for the 2009-10 year. Flowe is a member of 
the 2010 class otThe Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, a top 
100 law school with the nation's leading legal writing program. 

"Our law review," she said, "has established a reputation as one of the best 
practice-oriented legal journals in the Southeast, and I'm proud to be associated 
with it." 

And Harrison was elected by a 700-member student body at the USC 
School ot Law to serve as its Vice President of the Student Bar Association. A 
second year law student, Harrison serves as the liaison between students and the 
Dean of the law school, chairs the Legislative council, and supervises first-year 
law student orientation. 

"It is a true to honor to serve my fellow classmates," she said, "by helping 
provide a student voice to the administration as well as helping coordinate social 
functions for the school." 

There are several reasons PC alumni have achieved so much in law 
school, according to Flowe. 

"PC students were surrounded by their extremely talented peers," she 
said. "Because of this, PC students learn to hold themselves accountable and are 
able to find a balance in their lives. I believe that PC graduates succeed in what 
they do because they have a unique work ethic coupled with a strong desire to 
give back to their communities." 

Whitney Harrison 

Brittany Flowe 

Cody Mitchell 

Lindsey Sink 

party were Audrey Haselden Walter 
'02, Kimberly Anne Counts '02 and 
Tiffany Worrell Ligon '98. 

Joseph Elliott Yonce '02 and Katherine 
Ann Hair were married on Oct. 24, 2009. 
The bride is a graduate of the University 
of South Carolina Aiken with a bachelor 
of science in nursing. She is employed by 
Aiken Regional Medical Centers. The 
groom is employed by J. W. Yonce and 


Dr. Christopher Mark Campbell '03 and 

Elizabeth Ann Reinecker were married in 
Billerica, Mass., on July 18, 2008. Chris 
received his doctorate in physical therapy 
from the University of South Carolina. 
He is a physical therapist and is director 
of rehabilitation services at Fairfield 
Memorial Hospital in Winnsboro, N.C. 
Liz received her master's degree in exercise 
science from the University of South 
Carolina and works at Lexington Medical 
Center in Lexington, S.C. 

Preston Davis '03 has been hired as 
head basketball coach at Independence 
High School in Charlotte, N.C. He was 
a former New Smyrna Beach assistant 
boys basketball coach. Preston coached 
West Charlotte's junior varsity team to a 
30-9 record the past two seasons. 

Katie Heim Hudson '03 graduated from 
Columbia Seminary with an M.Div. 
in May 2006. After graduation, she 
served as a Christian educator for a 
church in Oakmont, Penn., while her 
husband, Joseph Blake Hudson '05, 
attended Pittsburgh Seminary. Once 
Blake graduated with his M.Div. in May 
2008, Katie was called to serve Faith 
Presbyterian Church in Germantown, 
Tenn. She was ordained and installed 
March 1 and serves as an associate pastor. 
The couple resides in CoUierville, Tenn. 


F ^H Angela 

I ImBI Kleinschmidt 

I ^^ flfeflN '03 and David 

mS\ jKM Robert Flenner 
*^ ^ ^1 were married April 
25 at Circular 
Church in 
Charleston, S.C. 
Angela has received 
an M.S. in historic preservation from 
Clemson University and a master's of 
library and information science from the 
University of South Carolina. She works 
at the College of Charleston, where 
she is the project coordinator for the 
Lowcountr)' Digital Library. David is an 
alumnus of Marshall University', where he 
earned a B.S. and an M.S. in mathematics. 
He is a mathematics instructor at Trident 
Technical College. Included in the bridal 
party were some of Angela's former 
Panhellenic House roommates, Megan 
Bryant Temple '03, Katie Hopkins '03, 
and Lindsey Smith Frye '03. The couple 
resides in North Charleston, S.C. 

Neely Stansell Simpson '03 and David 
Simpson '03 announce the birth of their 
daughter, Sophia Neely Simpson, born 
AprU 24. 

Christopher Anthony Turco '03 and 

Stephanie Nicole Eskew were married 
June 13 at First Presb\terian Church in 
Greenville, S.C. The bride is a graduate 
of Anderson College and is employed by 
Cobb Countv Schools in Marietta, Ga., 
as a fourth grade teacher at Timber Ridge 
Elementary. The groom is employed by 
Cobb Count}' Schools in Marietta, Ga., 
as a social studies teacher at Pope High 
School. The couple resides in Woodstock, 

Blakely Tribble Williams '03 has been 
promoted to the director of member 
services for the Beaufort Regional 
Chamber of Commerce and selected as 
the Beaufort Rotarj' Club's Employee of 
the Year. 


Sally Elizabethanne Fiffick '04 and 

John Robert Foster III '04 were married 
March 21 at The Millstone at Adams 

Alumnus follows In professors' footsteps 

When he was in high school, Weston Nunn was certain about two 
things: one, that he loved history, and two, that PC was not his top college choice. 
But, as surely as his childhood fascination with knights and castles gave way 
to one for imperial Russia, his thoughts about placing PC at the top of his Hst also 
letter from PC and another letter that flirther showed the college's interest in him. 
During his senior year at West Florence High School, Nunn committed to PC. 
"Soon after, I slapped the block 'PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE' decal 
on the back glass of my old Jeep,"he said, "and halfway through my first semester 
ot my senior year of high school, I was aheady wearing PC t-shirts and looking 
forward to football games at a brand new stadium." 

The Florence, S.C, native declared history as his major the third day of class 
at PC. 

Dr. Rick Heiser became his advisor, and Nunn was on his wav to following 
his passion. 

"Over the next tour years I took ;dl the history classes I could get into," he 
said. "(History professor) Dr. Roy Campbell and I hit it off, and I really loved 
his classes. We even spent time with each other outside class, playing golf and 
jawing about PC football." 

Nunn also developed friendships with professors in the religion department 
and declared religion as his second major during his junior year. He also decided 
that he wanted to teach history at a liberal arts college or university. 

"Because he knew my career goals of teaching at a small, liberal arts-st)'le 
college that focused on educating undergraduates," Nunn said, "(Campbell) 
further recommended FSU, as the university provides excellent teaching 
opportunities for its graduate students." 

But Dr. Campbell stepped in one day and said that I had been applying, 
as an undergrad, to UNC against people with masters' degrees already," Nunn 
said. Campbell recommended Florida State, where he and Heiser earned their 
doctorates. Campbell and Heiser wrote letters of recommendation for Nunn. 
Accepted in the fall of 2007, he recently earned his master's degree in history 
with a 4.0, focusing on modern European history and minoring in the Middle 

Last spring, Florida State awarded Nunn with a teaching position for 
the 2009-2010 academic year. He'll teach a course to 60 freshmen on Middle 
Eastern civilization, the same course that Campbell taught when he was a Ph.D. 
student at Florida State. 

Nunn hopes to earn his own Doctor of Philosophv degree by 2012-2013. 
He is currently beginning work in modern Russian history, while minoring in 
the Middle East, modern Europe, and early modern Europe. 

"I want to make myself as marketable as possible for a teaching position at 
a liberal arts college or university where I can focus most of my energy on my 
snidents,"he said. "I want to engage my students and to invest in their persi-. 
and academic development like the history and reUgion faculty did for n~ 

Pond in Columbia, S.C. Included in the 
wedding party were Margaret Powers 
Strickland '04, Jessica Tyrrell Lovelace 
'04, Elizabeth Latimer Patrick '04, James 
Dorman Turner III '04, and David 
Eugene Turner '03. The bride is employed 
by Moore and Van Allen, PLLC in 
Charlotte, N.C., as deputy director 
of government affairs. The groom is 
emplo\cd by L. Fishman and Son Inc. in 
Columbia as territory manager. 

Willa Curry Jackson '04 has joined the 
student ser\dces team at Ohio University- 
Zanesville. She provides advising for 
entering students on the Zanesville 
campus and will coordinate retention 
efforts for current students. Willa brings 
counseling and advising experience from 
Muskingum College, Valdosta State 
University in Georgia and Ohio State 
University. She earned her master's degree 
in adult education from Muskingum 

Ryan Harrison Nobles '04 and Kristy 

Ann Osborne were married May 23 at St. 
Luke's Chapel at the Medical University 
of South Carolina in Charleston. The 
ceremony was performed by PC religion 
professor Dr. Peter Hobbie ot Clinton, 
S.C. The bride is a graduate of the 
University of South Carolina, where she 
received a B.S. in criminal justice. She is 
employed by Carriage Properties Luxury 
Real Estate Firm in Charleston. The 
groom is a graduate of MUSC, where 
he is also a second-year anesthesiology 

Alexa Chase Pack '04 and husband 
Michael Pack '98 announce the birth 
of their daughter, Mary Soutter Pack, 
born March 19. The family resides in 
Spartanburg, S.C. 

Jason Sanders '04 and wife Carissa 
announce the birth of their son, WiUiam 
Bryan Sanders, born January IL The 
family lives in Columbia, S.C, where 
Jason wnrk'- for Sisters of Charity 
Provi.' nis. Carissa is employed 

by R' ' f^i<;trict 2. 

Natalie ■■ .-.vsid '04 and Kyle 

Christopi. 'or, both of Raleigh, 

N.C., were nu\aied June 27 at White 
Memorial Presbyterian Church in 

Raleigh. The bride is currently employed 
as the director of youth ministry at White 
Memorial Presbyterian Church. The 
groom obtained his bachelor's degree in 
public relations from N.C. State University 
and is currently pursuing a master's ot 
healthcare administration and an MBA 
degree at Pfeiffer University in Raleigh. 
He is employed as a clinical assistant 
at WakeMed Health and Hospitals in 

Meredith Batts Trout '04 and husband 
Roland Odell Trout Jr. welcomed the 
birth of their son, Roland "Rory" Odell 
Trout III, on March 10. Meredith is the 
director of middle school ministries at Mt. 
Pleasant Presbyterian Church. The family 
resides in Charleston, S.C. 

Joey Tucker '04 




first book 
& Pursez. A 
former member 
of the Blue 
Hose tootball 
team, Joey got 
interested in writing after taking a poetr\' 
class his senior year. Writing under the 
pen name "Mr. Enlightenment," Joey is 
also a fourth grade language arts teacher 
in Charleston. 

Trey Turner '04 is currently a mortgage 
loan officer with Midland Mortgage 
Corporation in Columbia, S.C. Midland 
is the largest locally-owned independent 
mortgage bank in South Carolina. 

Holly Wiggins Warren '04 and Matt 
Warren '03 welcomed their second child. 
Brooks Matthew Warren, born April 14. 
Brooks joins big sister, Livi. 


Lauren Hixson Barley '05 and Richard 
Barkley '03 announce the birth of their 
first child, Richard "Owen" Barkley, born 
Nov. 2, 2008. The family lives in Sumter, 

CaroUne Elizabeth 
Blakely '05 and 

Gabriel Randolph 
Wood were 
m a r r i e d J a n . 3 , 
2009, at Harvey 
Browne Memorial 
Presbyterian Church 
in Louisville, Ky. 
Heather Cheatum 
'05, Miller Dunbar '05, and Lindy Vogado 
'05 were attendants ot the bride. The 
groom is employed as an engineer with 
Public Service Electric and Gas. The 
bride is a student at Princeton Theological 
Seminary, working on a master's of divinity 
and an M.A. in Christian education. 

Taylor Lynch Jeffcoat '05 and husband 
Brandon welcomed their first child, 
Braydon Foster Jeffcoat, born April 29. 
Tie family resides in West Columbia, 

Kelley Randall 
Castaneda '05 

graduated with 
honors from the 
University of South 
Carolina College 
of Pharmacy, where 
she earned a doctor 
of pharmacy degree 
on May 6. Kelly is 
married to Patrick Castaneda and will 
be working as a pharmacist for Ingles in 
Laurens, S.C. Kelley and Patrick reside in 
Clinton, S.C. 

Sarah Elizabeth Hardee '05 and Douglas 
Lawrence Belknap '03 were married 
June 13 at Northminster Presbyterian 
Church in RosweU, Ga. The bride 
earned her master's degree in counseling 
from Georgia State University and 
is currently employed by Gwinnett 
County Public Schools as a counselor 
at Peachtree Ridge High School. The 
groom earned his master's ot medical 
science in anesthesiology from Emory 
University and is currently employed as 
an anesthetist at Northside Hospital. 

Michal Jade Hester '05 and John David 
Goodwin were married June 27 at 
Anderson Mill Road Baptist Church in 
Moore, S.C. The bride earned a doctor of 
pharmacy degree from the University of 


South Carolina College of Pharmacy. She 
is employed with Pharmacy Consultants. 
The groom is a graduate of Newberry 
College with a B.S. degree in physical 
education/teacher certification. He is 
employed with Spartanburg School 
District Three. The couple will reside in 
Boiling Springs, S.C. 

Joanna Lee Spearman '05 and William 
Charles Griese were married June 6 at 
Grace United Methodist Church in 
Pickens, S.C. The bride is an account 
executive with WeSave. The groom is a 
graduate of Clemson University with 
a B.S. degree in ceramic and materials 
engineering. He is the standards 
development and green initiative manager 
for Tile Council of North America. The 
couple will reside in Anderson, S.C. 

Luke Stemple'05 and Courtnev Merritt 
were married July 18, 2008. Courtney is 
a graduate ot Francis Marion University. 
Luke has been named the South Florida 
regional manager of Hire Quest, a national 
staffing company. 


Amanda Booze '06 is working with the 
Tennessee Arthritis Foundation in their 
East Tennessee branch as event and 
program coordinator. She implements the 
Tri-Cities Arthritis Walk, as well as starts 
and organizes Arthritis Management and 
lite improvement programs. In addition 
to community activities, Amanda serves 
as the Arthritis Foundation's advocacy 
ambassador representing the Tennessee 
first district to Washington, D.C. This 
role serves in passing vital foundation 

Amanda Garvin '06 recendy graduated 
trom seminary at the Chandler School 
of Theology at Emory University with 
a master's of divinity. She has been 
appointed bv the bishop of the North 
Georgia Annual Conference of the United 
Methodist Church as an associate pastor 
at Greensboro First United Methodist 

Gestwicki '06 

is currentlv 
an account 
executive with 
Robert Half 
Technology, a 
division of Robert Half International, 
one ot the world's premier staffing firms. 
He is also working on his second album, a 
toUow-up to his 2007 release of "Imagine 
This, "which was produced while he was a 
student at PC. 'Imagine This" is available 
on iTunes, Napster, and Emusic. 

EUice Elizabeth HiU '06 and Charles 
Michael Niedrach were married June 6 
at Westminster Presbvterian Church in 
Spartanburg, S.C.Tlie bride is currently 
pursuing a master's of education in gifted 
and talented trom Converse College and 
is employed bv the Greenville Count}' 
School System. The groom is a graduate of 
the University of South Carolina Moore 
School of Business with a degree in 
economics and business management. He 
is employed by Jostens, Inc. in Laurens. 

Jessica Jacobs '06 recently earned her 
doctorate of phvsical therapy from the 
Medical UniversitA' of South Carolina in 
Charleston, S.C. Jessica has accepted a 
position with AnJMed Rehab Hospital in 
Anderson, S.C. 

Ensign Tim 

LeBlanc '06 has 

been a nuclear 
engineering officer 
with the U.S. Navy 
since Sept.20,2007. 
He has completed 
training programs, 
beginning with 
Officer Candidate School in Newport, 
R.I. Afterwards, he completed Nuclear 
Power School in Charleston, S.C. 
Currently he is stationed at the Naval 
Nuclear Prototype/Kesselring Site 
Operation with KnoU Atomic Power 
Laboratory (a division of Lockheed 
Martin) in BaUston Spa, N.Y. Upon 
completion, Tim will be stationed 
in Groton, Conn., for Submarine 
Operations Command (SUBOC) before 
being assigned as a junior officer aboard a 
nuclear submarine. His first tour will last 
close to three vears. 

Katherine Myers Moore '06 and Justin 
Ross Merrell '05 were married June 13 
at Washington Street United Methodist 
Church in Columbia, S.C. The bride 
earned a master's ot education in language 
and literacy trom the University of South 
Carolina. She is emploved with Lexington 
School District One as a third grade 
teacher at Pleasant Hill Elementary. 
The groom is a sales representative with 
Republic National Distributing Company 
in Columbia. Included in the wedding 
party are PC graduates Jake Moore Sr. 
'73, tather of the bride; Lindsey Spires 
'06, Alice Sharp Johnson '06, Megan 
Smith '06, Neeley Rentz Lane '06, Anne 
Peden Robertson '06,Jake Moore Jr. '01, 
John Moore '04, Dave Hicklin '05, Dean 
Parrish, Robby Parrish '05 , and Geoffrey 
Staff^ord '04. Tlie couple will reside in 
Lexington, S.C. 

Rentz '06 

and Robert 
Michael Lane 
were married 
March 21 
at Shandon Presbyterian Church in 
Columbia, S.C. Neelev is the daughter of 
Debbie Burnside Rentz '79 and Richard 
Daryl Rentz '81. Neeley is employed 
by Seigle Avenue Partners as assistant 
director of programs in Charlotte, N.C. 
Robert graduated from East Carolina 
University in 2005. He is employed by 
Aircraft Service International Group. 
Bridesmaids included Elizabeth Jean 
Rentz '09, sisters Maggie and Robbie 
Rentz, Megan Moore Smith '06, Angie 
Holley Black '06, Lindsey Jordan Spires 
'06, Margaret Christina DiBiase '05, 
and Allison Lynn Moeller '06. Dr. Jeri 
Parris Perkins '81 participated in the 
worship service. The couple resides in 
Charlotte, N.C. 

Ansley Lauren Stewart '06 and Brandon 
Russell Wilson '06 were married July 18 at 
First LInited Methodist Church in Marion, 
S.C. The bride received her master's in 
literacy from the Citadel. She is employed 
as a first-grade teacher at Flowertown 
Elementary School in Summerville, S.C 
The groom-elect is employed as a f ■ 
services professional with M: 
Financial Group. 

Ashley Ragan named MUSC 
first honor graduate 

Ashley Ragan '07 was recently named a first honor graduate of the Medical 
Universit)' of South Carohna College of Nursing. 

Ragan earned a 4.0 average and shared the award with three others in her 
graduating class. 

"My experience at PC overwhelmingly prepared me for the accelerated 
program at MUSC," Ragan said. "The quality of education received from PC 
is unparalleled and set the standard for any future academic endeavors and 

While at PC, Ragan majored in biology and Spanish and minored in 
chemistry.AtMUSC,shewas involved in many health-related pursuits, including 
serving as both secretary and vice president of the Student Nurses Association; 
secretary of the MUSC College of Nursing Honor Council; a member of Sigma 
Theta Tau, the honor society of nursing; representative for the MUSC College 
of Nursing Student Government Association; 
and an Hispanic Health Initiative Scholar. 

"I have consistently held an interest in 
healthcare, and my time at PC aided greatly 
in my pursuit of a career within this field," she 

Ragan joins a long list of recent PC 
graduates who have enjoyed success in medical 
school, law school, and other professional 
schools. Stressing whole-person education, 
PC's academic, social, and service programs 
ensure that graduates have skills necessary to 
succeed in the real world. 

Ashley Ragan 

Amelia A. Stuckey'06 of Columbia, S.C., 
received the master of divinity degree 
from Princeton Theological Seminary 
at the school's 197th commencement 
exercises on May 23. Amelia will enter 
the master of theology program at 
Princeton Seminary in the fall. 

Lindsay Adele Wier '06 and Charles 
Coleman Dew '06 were married May 
30 at First Scots Presbyterian Church 
in Charleston, S.C. The bride is a recent 
graduate of the Medical University 
of Soi ■ 'Jarolina with a master's in 
speech-r - -^ffe pathology. The groom 
is emplo\c a commercial analyst 

for First Citi-ens Bank in Charleston. 
The wedding party included Mary 

Elizabeth Sosnowski '06, maid of honor; 
Bride's attendants, Susan Hoskins '06, 
Allison Moeller '06, Emily Rincon '06, 
Megan Smith '06, and Lindsey Spires 
'06. Best man was the groom's father, 
Hartwell Dew '75. Groomsmen and 
ushers included William Burress '06, 
Patrick Enzor '04, Mark Spring '06, 
Blake Campo '07, Willis Rainey'07 and 
Justin Vosburgh '04. 


Catherine Ann Burch '07 and Scott 
William White '07 were married June 13 
at Presbyterian College. Catherine earned 
her master of science degree in May and 

is currently pursuing her doctorate in 
mathematics at Clemson University. Scott 
is employed as a mathematics teacher by 
Anderson School District 4. The couple 
will live in Anderson, S.C. 

Harrison '07, a 

second year law 
student, was 
recently elected 
to serve as the 
vice president of 
the Student Bar 
Association at 
the University of 
South Carolina School of Law. The 
Student Bar Association serves as the 
student government at the law school, 
which advocates student representation 
with administration and coordinates social 
functions for law students. Whitney's 
duties as vice president will include 
serving as the liaison between students 
and the dean of the law school, chair of 
the legislative council, and supervising 
first-year law student orientation. While 
at PC, Whitney majored in history and 
political science, served as senior class 
president and chaired the Victory Bell 
fundraising campaign. 

Ashley Lane '07 of Woodruff and 
Matthew Appel of Evansville, Ind., were 
married August 22 at the Wilhite House 
in Anderson, S.C. Ashley is currently 
working on her master's in biology. Matt 
is currently in the Marine Corps stationed 
at Camp Lejeune. 

Simpson '07 

and Ryan 
Kenneth Filpi 
were married 
Jan. 2 by Dr. 
Todd Speed at 
Northminster Presbyterian Church in 
Roswell, Ga. Jennifer is the director of 
youth ministries at Decatur Presbyterian 
Church in Decatur, Ga., and Ryan works 
for Georgia Pacific in Atlanta. Their 
home is in Decatur. The PC Jazz Combo, 
under the direction of Dr.Tim Kintzinger, 
provided fantastic dance music for the 
reception in Maggiano's Buckhead. As 
well as the members of the Jazz Combo, 


other Blue Hose in attendance included 
Anna Morris '08, Maid of Honor, Susan 
Morris '73, Terry Morris, Rebekah Abel 
Lamar '00, Ashley Lamar '00, Doug 
Belknap '03, Sarah Hardee '05, Jeremy 
Fudge '08, Emily Harstead '08, Blair 
McCants '08, Nicole Mirti '08, Kim 
White '08 and Scott Mumbauer '09. 


Sean Foley '08 has been accepted to the 
Uniformed Services University of the 
Health Sciences School of Medicine, 
Class of 2013. He has elected to serve as a 
member of the United States Navy. Sean 
was commissioned in the summer of 2009 
and will begin school in fall. 

Gretchen Grove-Dejarnett '08 is 

currently living in Charleston, W.V., 
where she is program coordinator with 
the Office of the Cabinet Secretary for the 
West Virginia Department of Education 

and the Arts. 

Keeke Hartis '08 is serving as associate 
director of children's ministries at Grace 
Presbyterian Church in Houston, Tex. 

James Corbly McCoun,Jr.'08 and Emily 
Allison Owens were married April 18 at 
First Baptist Church in Forest City, N.C. 
The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of 
Furman University with a B.A. degree in 
sociology. The groom-elect is employed as 
a campus minister with Campus Outreach 
in Greenville, S.C. 

Andrew Strickland '08 was recently 
award by the department of planning 
and landscape architecture at Clemson 
University the Edward L. Falk Citation 
tor Merit. This award is given to a first 
year city and regional planning student 
based on professional promise and service 
to the program. 

Melissa Tempel '08 and Richard Turpin 
were married Jan. 31 at Trinity United 
Methodist Church in Aiken, S.C. The 
bride is pursuing a post-graduate degree 

in occupational therapy at the Medical 
University of South Carohna.lhe groom 
is a graduate of the College of Charleston 
and is employed by Dorchester School 
District Two in Summerville, S.C. The 
couple resides in Summerville. 


Carol "Cari" Elizabeth Clark '09 and 
William Henry Bolchoz'08 were married 
Jan. 17 at Stella Maris Catholic Church 
on Sullivan's Island, S.C. The couple lives 
in Columbia, S.C, where William is 
employed with Cardinal Newman School 
in the athletic department. 

Elizabeth Ann McLean '09 and David 
Elwood McCuen IV '06 were married 
Aug. 1 at First Presbyterian Church in 
Clinton, S.C. The groom is currently a 
graduate student at Clemson University, 
pursuing a master's degree in public 
administration. He is employed by the 
City of Greer as a fireiighter/EMT 

In Rememberance 

Helen Barnado Lee '39 of Union, S.C, 
died June 22 at the age of 91. 

Born in Union County, she taught 
for 28 years at Monarch, Foster Park, and 
Excelsior elementary schools and at Union 
Academy. She was a lifelong member of 
the First Presbyterian Church in Union, 
where she was an active member of the 
Foster Crawford Sunday School Class 
and the Ladies Circle No. 1. She served 
as moderator for the Presbyterian Women 
and on several other church committees. 
She was a volunteer with the Girl Scouts 
and served as Camping Chairman for a 
number of years. She was formerly an 
active member of the Retired Teacher 
Association, also known as Happy Hearts, 
and the Clemson Extension Homemakers' 

Edna Leonard Hodges '42 of Columbia, 
S.C, died Feb. 21 at the age of 91. 

Born in Reidville, S.C, she taught 
math and science in Spartanburg County 
public schools for more than 30 years, first 
in Woodruff and later in Roebuck. She 
earned an M.Ed, from the University of 
South Carolina. After retiring from public 
school teaching, she taught for 10 years at 

Spartanburg Technical College. 

She was a member of Antioch 
Presbyterian Church and Bethel United 
Methodist Church, active in the Loyalty 
Class. She was a charter member of the 
Sullivan-Dunklin Chapter of the DAR 
and devoted many volunteer hours through 
membership in the Reidville Historical 
Society, Reidville and Spartanburg Garden 
Clubs, and the American Association of 
University Women. 

The Rev. Henry Keith Hill '47 of 

Thomasville, Ga., was a resident of 
Thomas County for 18 years. He was an 
associate pastor at the First Presbyterian 
Church of Williston, Fla. 

Robert Guy Hughes '49 of Greensboro, 
N.C, died April 23 at the age of 84. 

Born in Canton, Ga., he was a veteran 
of the U.S. Marines, serving during World 
War II. He was the co-owner of Southern 
Stone Company and was a member of 
Westminster Presbyterian Church. 

James Lawrence Hawkins Sr. '50 of 

Orangeburg, S.C, died Feb. 19 at the 
age of 86. 

Born in Sumter, S.C, he served in the 
U.S. 7\rmy Air Corps during WWII and 
was a retired chemical analyst with Giant 
Cement Company. He was a member of 
St. George United Methodist Church, 
where he served on administrative board 
and as a Sunday school teacher for the 
men's Bible class. 

He was member of American Legion Post 
105 and Harmony Lodge No. 61 AFM. 
He served as board chairman for the St. 
George Public School for a number of 
years and was an active volunteer at the 
Methodist Oaks. 

James R.Johnson '50 of Decatur, Ga., 
died Feb. 14 at the age of 80. 

He was a member of Scott Boulevard 
Baptist Church and the Model A Club. 
He retired from the Wachovia Trust 
Department after many years of service. 
He enjoyed helping people and assisting 
them in their many needs. 

Ernest D. Newton Jr. '50 of Mt. Pleasant, 
S.C, died April 26 at the age of 8L 

After serving as an officer in ■ 
Army, he worked for the Mead ' 
in Atlanta, Ga., and in the te 

He was a member of Sunrise Presbyterian 
Church of SuUivan's Island, S.C. 

Charles Lokey Wheeler Sr.'Sl of Athens, 
Ga., died March 31 at the age of 81. 

Born in Warrenton, Ga., he entered 
the U.S. Navy in 1946 and graduated from 
PC in 1951 with an A.B. in economics. 
He was a member of Mars Hill Baptist 
Church, an ordained deacon, and retired 
from Athens First Bank and Trust as a 
commercial loan officer. 

Lloyd Clarence Williams Sr. '51 ot 

Shelby, N.C., died April 26 at the age 
of 80.' 

He formed Mauney-Williams Coal 
and Oil Company, Inc., which later 
became known as Williams Oil Company 
of Shelby, Inc. 

Joseph Washington Wheeler Jr. '52 ot 
Evans, Ga., died June 6 at the age ot 77. 

Born in Wrens, Ga., he enlisted in 
the U.S. Army after college, serving in 
Korea as a first lieutenant. After serving 
in the military, he began his career with 
DuPont Company at the Savannah River 
Plant in 1955. He retired after 35 years of 

He was a member of Wesley United 
Methodist Church, Savannah River 
chapter of the Health Physics Society, SRS 
Retiree Association, Augusta Genealogy 
Society, and the Georgia Genealogical 
Society. He served with the Boy Scouts 
of America and Little League Baseball. 
Later, he conducted extensive research 
into and published tamily histories. 

The Rev. Robert Boynton Smith '54 ot 

Louisville, Ky., died April 24 at the age 
of 77. 

Born in Bath, S.C, he grew up in 
Augusta, Ga. He served the Presbyterian 
Church (USA) in a variety of capacities 
during a career in ministry' spanning more 
than 50 years. After serving in the United 
States Marine Corps, he graduated from 
PC and Union Theological Seminary 
(now Union-PSCE). He later continued 
his studies at Edinburgh University 
in Scotland and Oxford University in 

He speiit 30 years in pastoral ministry, 
mosdy in Mississippi and Texas. In 1986 he 
was named president ofWorld Neighbors, 
a global self-help organization, for which 

he traveled extensively in South America, 
Asia, India, and Africa. From 1989 until 
his retirement in 2003, he served as a 
special assistant to the president of the 
PC(USA)'s Board of Pensions, helping 
the board and the church navigate difficult 
and complex financial circumstances. 

Norwood Leonard DuRant Jr. '55 ot 

Gable, S.C, died March 20 at the age 
of 76. 

He served five years in the U. S. Army as an 
aviator. After his tour of duty, he returned 
to Gable and farmed in a partnership with 
his late brother, J. Rutledge DuRant. 
He was on the board of directors ot 
Farmers Telephone Co. for more than 20 
years, serving as president the last eight 
years before retiring. He also was on the 
Farm Credit Board tor over 20 years, a 
charter member of Gold Kist, Clarendon 
County Farm Bureau, Farm Service 
Agency Board, and the State Tobacco 

He was an active member ot New 
Harmony Presbyterian Church. He was 
a Sunday School teacher, member of 
the Men of the Church, Sunday School 
Superintendent, a deacon and an Elder 

James C. Harrison, Iir55ofLeavenworth, 

Kan., died May 29 at the age of 75. 
Born in Augusta, Ga., he served in the 
U S. Army during the Korean conflict. 
He worked for the National Simulation 
Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., 
retiring in 1993. He attended the Main 
Post Chapel. 

Jim Huffstetler '57 of Charlotte N.C, 
died Jan. 25, at the age of 76. 

He graduated from PC after serving 
in the U.S. Marine Corps for two years. 
He began his career with the Travelers 
Insurance Company in Charlotte, N.C. 
He later worked with the James J. Harris 
Insurance Company. In 1979, he helped 
found the Cameron M. Harris & Co. 
insurance agency, where he remained 
until retirement. He served as a deacon 
and usher at Myers Park Presbyterian 

Robert Allen Morton '57 of Clute,Tex., 
died Jan. 21 at the age ot 77. 

Born in Uniontown, Pa., he served as 
a captain in the U.S. Army. Afterwards, 

he had a longtime career as a professional 

Dr. Laddie Lynn Jones Sr. '58 ot 

Simpsonville, S.C, died June 27 at the 
age of 72. 

He graduated from the Baltimore 
College of Dental Surgery at the 
University of Maryland, serving as 
class historian and being inducted into 
the Gorgas Odontological Society. 
Licensed to practice dentistry in North 
and South Carolina, he was a member 
of the Greenville Dental Association, 
the South Carolina Dental Association, 
and the American Dental Association. 
He also served as a captain in the United 
States Air Force Dental Corps. He was 
a member of Simpsonville First Baptist 

John Wesley Gibson '61 of Thorsby, Ala., 
died Feb. 20 at the age of 69. 

Born in Springfield, S.C, he served 
two years of active duty as an infantry 
officer in the U.S. Army in Erlangen, 
Germany. After serving in the military, 
he worked in the petroleum industry and 
then the apparel industry. He opened his 
own apparel contracting companyjemison 
Sportswear, in Jemison, Ala. He sold his 
compam' in 1992 and continued to manage 
the plant for three years. He continued 
his involvement in the sewing industry, 
working with Liberty Childrenswear 
of Birmingham and Alagold Corp. of 
Montgomery. After retiring, he continued 
to work occasionally as a consultant and as 
a part-time hardware salesman. He served 
as Co-president of the Agape Sunday 
School class at First United Methodist 
Church and as a member ot the Memorial 

William Morrow Culp '64 of Atlanta, 
Ga., died Feb. 27 at the age ot 66. 

Born in Washington, DC, he attended 
Springfield College in Massachusetts after 
graduating from PC. He then entered 
the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam and 
achieving the rank of First Lieutenant. 
He also attended Columbia Tlieological 
Seminary in Decatur, Ga. 

He was a professional photographer 
and operated Culp Photographic, Inc., 
a photo developing business. Before 
establishing himself as a photographer, he 
was employed by the Southwest YMCA 



and Case-Hoyt, a printing company. For 
many years he was a member of Central 
Presbyterian Church in Atlanta. 

Joe Leake Holcombe'80 of Clinton, S.C., 
died March 30 at the age of 56. 

A member of the First Baptist 
Church, he was South Carolina's foremost 
authority on early South Carohna pottery, 
a published author, and lecturer. 

In 1968, he began a life-long journey 
to preserve South Carolina tangible 
history. He assisted in archeological 
excavations in Charleston, Columbia, and 
early pottery sites in the Edgefield District 
and in upper portions of the state. 

Shawn David McCaslin '82 of Alexandria, 
Va., died Nov. 23, 2008, at the age of 48. 

Born in Lynchburg, Va., he earned a 
master's in international relations at the 
University of Southampton in England. 
He worked in London and traveled 
around the British Isles, France, Belgium, 
Germany, and beyond. He later returned 
to the U.S., where he enjoyed a successful 
25-year career in real estate and mortgage 

He was a member of the Friends 
of Gettysburg and participated in many 
flindraising events to help them restore 
the battlefield in addition to participating 
in Civil War Roundtables. Proud of his 
Scottish heritage, he played the Great 
Highland bagpipe competitively and 
wore his clan's tartan every year at the 
Alexandria Scottish Walk. 

Fielding Dillard Russell III '86 of 

Statesboro, Ga., died Jan. 21 at the age 
of 46. 

A native of Edisto Island, S.C., he 
attended graduate school at Georgia 
Southern University, teaching ESL classes 
to international students. He also spent 
two years teaching English in elementary 
schools in Mito, Ibaraki, Japan. Later, 
he taught English at Aoyama Gakuin 
University, a Christian university in 
Shibuya, Tokyo. He was a member of the 
Edisto Island Presbyterian Church. 

Former PresbyterianCollegeHead Football 
Coach Frank Jones, Jr. of Macon, Ga., died 
July 25 at the age of 90. 

Born in Tif ton, Ga., he excelled in athletics throughout high school. At Middle 

Georgia Junior College, he participated in four sports and was named "Most 

Valuable Player." He was captain of the basketball and baseball teams. 

During World War II, he was in the field artillery and served in both Africa and 

Italy as a Lieutenant. Jones received a B.A. in education from the University of 

North Carolina in 1948 and a master's degree in 1951. He was a scholarship 

recipient for both football and baseball. 

After coaching in Georgia high schools, Jones was picked as Head Football 

Coach and Athletic Director at PC. 

His teams won the Little Four Championship in 1958, 1959, and 1960. He 

was Coach of the Year in South Carolina in 1958 and 1959 and runner-up in 


Jones had three winning seasons as coach of the Blue Hose. Jones' best season 

was 1959, when he led the team to the Tangerine Bowl with a 9-2 record. 

"(Coach Jones) wiU be remembered as a fine coach who developed excellent 

football players," said Cally Gault, former PC football coach and athletic 


Jones then went to Mississippi State and served as assistant head coach and 

offensive coordinator from 1962 to 1965. The 1963-squad went to the Liberty 

Bowl and posted their best record since 1946. 

Jones was head football coach at the University of Richmond from 1966 to 

1973 and also served as director of athletics for seven years. He was the only 

coach in UR history to record two eight-win seasons 

He was named Southern Conference Coach of the Year following the 1967, 

'68, and '71 league championship seasons. 

'Saint of PC Ernest Arnold left a lasting impression on his alma mater 

Presb)terian College lost one its most 
gracious patrons this fall with the passing 
of Ernest Arnold '36 on Sept. 17, 2009, in 
Columbus, N.C. 

Called a "saint of PC'by PC president 
Dr. John Griffith, Arnold's contributions 
to his alma mater have made a lasting 
impression on academic lite at the 

"Ernest Arnold loved his alma mater 
deeply and challenged us continually to 
achieve excellence in several kev areas of 
our work," said Griffith. 

In PC, Arnold found a place where 
several of his legacies - as president of 
the Protestant Radio and Television 
Center, as executive secretary of the 
N.C. Council of Churches, executive 
director of the Southeastern Office 
of the National Council of Churches, 
and executive director of the television, 
radio, and audiovisuals department of 
the Presbyterian Church (USA) - would 
continue to manifest. 

As directors of the Russell Charitable 
Trust, Arnold and his wife, Frances, 
approved a $500,000 fit to PC in 1986 
to underwrite a program that would 
help students cope with the challenges 
of modern media. That vision would 
swiftly evolve into PC's Russell Program 
and the annual Arnold Symposium that 
would provide the college community 
with myriad opportunities to explore and 
discuss the impact media has on societ}'. 

The Arnolds continued this 
millennium to gift PC with their 
generosity. In 2004, they bequeathed to 
the college the Jackson- Arnold Collection 
- an astounding archive of historical 
artifacts, manuscripts, and books dating 
back to the American Civil War era 
focusing primarily on the lite and career ot 
Confederate Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" 
Jackson and subsequent generations of his 

extended family. Tie collection resides in 
the Russell-Arnold Archives, which was 
part of a 19,000 square-foot wing added 
to the James H. Thomason Library and 
dedicated in 2006. 

Born in Alabama, Arnold also is 
a graduate ot Yale University Divinity 

School, where he earned a bachelor's 
degree in divinity. In 1958, PC awarded 
him an honorary Doctor of Divinity 
degree. In 2002, the college declared 
the Arnolds as Presbyterian College 

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