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979 CENTENNIAL STESPEAN
VOLUME L I I
Weeks-Townsend Memorial Library
Barbourville, KY 409G6
I find thee, Union Co I I ege , St i I I ,
Endur i ng as the sun ;
A fortress strcna,cur citadel,
Amcna your stately elms;
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You've proven to be our beacon light
Through a thousand yesterdays
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To thee our solemn praise.
Martha Teaguet I 949)
Index of Bu i I d i nqs
Classroom Building (1907) p. 2
Conway Boatman Chapel (1949) p. 2
Religious Life Center (1975) p. 3
Student Center (1964) p. 3
Speed Hall (1897-1905) p. 4
Abigail E. Weeks Memorial Library (1941) p. 5
Stevenson Hall (1907 ) p . 5
Physical Education Building (1964) p. 6
Mahlon Miller Science Center (1973) p. 6
Pfeiffer Hall (1942) p. 7
Dramatic Arts Center (1919) p. 7
Lakeside Residence Hall (1964) p. 8
"But what of his work? Shall it end with his death or shall it continue?
I ask you the question. You know it is sometimes said that the youngest
child is the most loved of all. Union College was the last and youngest
of all his works; and so, we think the dearest to his heart. What shall be
its history? Shall it be dear to us because loved by him? Let me answer
the question for you, for I think I know your minds in this matter. I say
no, it shall not die; it shall live and shall continue to grow and shall
add luster to his name."
J.P.Faulkner, "Memorial Address" about Presi-
dent Daniel Stevenson
TABLE OF CONTENTS
RiU^kJ]^/^ I •• .CENTENNIAL HISTORY
18. . .DEO I CAT ION
35. . .OR IENTAT ION AND
43. . .FACULTY AND STAFF
61 . . .STUDENTS
> . V 91 . . . ORGAN I Z AT IONS
,^rI09. . .SPORTS
1 141 . . .DRAMAT IC ARTS ii
159. . .CENTENN I AL EVENTS
169. ..HONORS DAY - GRADUATION
131 . . .GRAND F INALE
PRO DEO 1\
Centenn i a 1 His
In 1879, thirty-five local Barbourvillians purchased 20,000 of capital stock to provide funds for the
founding of a college. This was done at the urging of Mr. Abraham H. Harritt, a school desk salesman and
Mr. James T. Gibson, a local dry goods merchant. The formal opening was held over Mr. Gibson's store,
now the Western Auto Associate Store. Judge James D. Black, who would later become the College's
fifth president and a Kentucky Governor, gave the opening address. It was he who named the college
"Union" with the hope that it would serve as a unifying force in the Barbourville community, regardless
of religious or political beliefs. It was in a room above this store also that the first classes were held until a
suitable building could be erected. In October 1886, the College became affiliated with the Kentucky
Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church through the foresight of Daniel Stevenson, a well known
educator of the period.
James Perry Faulkner
James Warren Easley
James Dixon Black
Percy L. Ports
Ezra T. Franklin
John 0. Gross
Mahlon A. Miller
The first Administration Building was erected in
1880. In 1905 fire destoyed this building and
it was replaced by the new Classroom building.
The Classroom Building? with its gracious tower,
was erected in 1907. It is now on the National
Register of Historic Buildings and is undergoing
extensive renovation. This is a strong contrast
to when the classes were held in James T. Gib-
son's store back in 1870-1880.
Domestic Science in the Chemistry Lab as it looked in the 1910-1915 period.
Fanny Speed of Louisville,
Kentucky, wanted the girls
who attended Union College
to live in a warm, home- like
atmosphere. With this in
mind, Speed Hall was built
in 1905 with no expenses
spared to insure the girls '
Dorm Life in 1910-1911 Speed Hall
Once in a while everyone has to take time out for relaxation.
Here is a Union College baseball game about 1910-1911.
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In 1910, Arbor Day celebration participants were, front row
from left: Norma Elliot, Willie Watkins, and Anna Griggs.
Back row from left: Anne Creech, Harrison Sarge, person un-
known, Lewis Wood. Dneeling: Louise Clelland, Edwin Wesley,
and Ida Cole.
Stevenson Hall-Men's Dormitory
Stevenson Dorm Life
From the looks of these walls,
the males' s favorite subject
back then wasn't mathematics.
Hen haven't changed.
Pfeiffer Hall Dorm Life
Mrs. Henry Pfeiffer of New York City made it possible for a new
women's residence to be erected on campus. Speed Hall was then
renovated and became our present administration building.
This 1935 picture
is of the old lib-
rary located in
that suite of
rooms in the class
-room building now
occupied by Dr. Rob
-ert Matthews, pro-
fessor of Religion
Seated at the front table are: Robert Wiley, Arab Jarvis,Bill Norton, unknown,
and Murrell Bozarth. Second table: Elvy Roberts, Glenn Clark, unknown, unknown,
Third table: Verna Williamson, Hester White, Cecil Williamson. Back table:
Martha Bartle and three unknowns. Standing at the desk are Mary Douglas Smith
and Dr. Gross.
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The 1968 Union College Bulldogs are shown following the winning
of the championship honors of the Kentucky Intercollegiate Ath-
letic Conference. The team went on to win the National Association
of Intercollegiate Athletics District 24 Tournament by beating
Georgetown 67-65. The Bulldogs then journeyed to Kansas City, Mis-
souri, for the opening round of the NAIA National Finals.
Front row, from left: Ed Pierce, Larry Curd, Bob Pittser, and
Douglas Logan. Second row, from left, Ken Meibers, Paul Carr, Tom
Douce, and Paul Andrews. Third row, from left: Assistant Coach
Paul Erslan, Bill Hill, Charles Rutledge, and Keith Wortinger. In
the foreground are Coach Pete Moore with Jack Thompson, who pre-
sented the trophy.
Dignitatis meet at Union" s 75th anniversary celebration. From
left to right are: Indiana's Governor George N. Craig, Senator
Alhen W. Barkley, who later became a Vice President, Union .-Coll-
ege President Conway Boatman, and Ambassador John Sherman Cooper
For the first time, Union College granted graduate degrees at its
commencement Monday, May 29,1962. The seven master of arts in educa-
tion degrees were conferred on, from left, Leslie Perkins, Ben David
Moore, Mrs. Capitola Roberts, Mrs. Ella Mae Shearon, Mrs. Leslie
Perkins, Mrs. Lucy B. Jones, and Donald Ray Green.
History of Union College
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Pictured at the Centennial Banquet is the 197& recipients
of the Colonel Harland Sanders Honor Scholarship. To Colo-
nel Sanders and many others, Union College owes an im-
mense debt of gratitude. Through the scholarships and oth-
er gifts offered by these wonderful people, count less stu-
dents have been able to complete their education who
might otherwise have been unable tc> attend.
In preparing the Centennial Section, I have discovered much
to be proud of as a member of the Union College Community.
The 100 years history of service of quality Christian Ed-
ucation is an enviable one. I gratefully acknowledge the
help of Mr. Milton Townsend for his guidance and good will
and the special help of Janet Rose.
Rita C. Bryan
Sect i on Two
Orientation and Special Events
FAITH AND WORK
In the Beginning . . .
....there was Freshman Orientation. The class
of 1982 was introduced to the mad mad world of
college life by a group of upperclassmen known
as the Freshman Orientation Committee. The new-
comers followed a schedule that included meet-
ing President Miller and others at Baldwin
Place, campus tours, dorm meetings, meeting with
the Student Senate President and of course, Rat
parents' Weekend on October 7 was high-
lighted with a successful banquet at-
tracting more than 150 persons and an
overflow audience at the popular' Broad-
way irfusical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.
The day was packed with student activi-
ties, including a basketball scrimmage
under the 'direction of Coach Pete Moore;
a women's volleyball contest coached by
Miss Anjela Kay Poole; a baseball scrim-
mage with Larry Inkster serving as the
coach; and an intervarsity soccer game,
coached by Edward Raquet and pitting
Union College against Centre College.
Miss Karla Kay Smith was in charge of an
art exhibit in the Student Center.
President and Mrs. Mahlon P. Miller
hosted a morning coffee at Baldwin Place
with faculty and staff welcoming parents
back to the campus.
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Lowell Thomas is shown giv-
ing the Union College Found-
ers' Day Address in the
Conway Boatman Chapel on
October 5. This well-known
radio commentator received a
Doctor of Humane Letters De-
gree preceding his address ,-
and his wife, Marianna, re-
ceived a Master of Arts De-
gree, honoris causa.
Sect i on Three
Faculty and Staff
Union College was founded the year Albert Einstein was born, 1879. Both had obscure,
unpretentious beginnings. Although told as a young student that he would never amount to anything,
Einstein in his lifetime achieved universal acclaim for his insights into the nature of the physical world.
Because of his stature as an intellectual, his voice was heard in high places when he spoke on social issues.
Similarly, although Union is still a small college and is likely to remain such, its humble beginnings
and early failure were hardly an obvious precursor of the college as it is today. It was founded by citizens
of a tiny Eastern Kentucky town and the immediately surrounding rural community who were
determined to provide for the educational needs of local youth. But bankruptcy was not far away and the
college was sold at public auction in 1886. Immediately, however, it began a new under the auspices of
what was then the Methodist Episcopal Church. Now, as this is being written, a group of foreign
graduate students, young educators on leave from their positions in the Ministry of Education and the
public schools of Liberia, are high over the Atlantic ocean, flying back to their African homeland after
earning Masters Degrees at Union College. As the college matured through the years it attained
recognized academic stature, and grew in size and scope to become a respected institution with a
substantial graduate program. Its influence is now felt in distant places, a role that doubtless far exceeds
the exemplary vision of its founders.
Union College has changed dramatically through the years in keeping with the changes in the society
around it. As it moves into Century II, it does so with a continuing commitment to academic quality and
community service, its goals based on Christian principles, Academic integrity and societal needs. Now,
as in the past, Union College seeks to nurture dedication to Christian ideals and sound learning from
which will emerge creative intellectual activity and spiritual qualities that foster breadth of
understanding and the love of all people. While the commitment to academic quality remains
unchanging, the academic program itself changes and can be expected to continue changing. Thes
changes are a necessary response of the college to the expansion of human knowledge and the
modification of the priorities and the needs of society. The challenge is to effectively serve by making the
right changes at the right time.
A Centennial celebration is a time for reflection as well as for anticipation. We need to ponder our
heritage, giving thanks for the contributions of so many. Union's friends have been legion and much
support has been at the level of sacrifice. Others will follow during the years ahead — friends,
benefactors, and those loyal in their labors. Perhaps the greatest support of all will be from someone in
this Centennial graduating class.
It is a privilege and joy to salute the Centennial Class. Many people have worked hard to contribute
to the fulfillment of your educational, religious, and social needs. The faculty and staff are proud of you,
and we hope you have been pleased with us. All graduates and continuing students have our very best
wishes. For my part, I assure you that Union College moves into Century II firmly committed to
continuing as a Christ-directed enabling influence in the lives of rising generations.
President Mahlon Miller
Dr. Robert Carey
Executive Vice President
Mr. Kevin McCullen
Assistant Dean of Faculty,
AIDP Coordinator: Assistant
Professor of Political Science
Sue Carr Mrs. Linda Sizemore f Miss Linda Partin Linda Alford
Secretary to the- Secretary .Graduate Secretary s Executive Secretary, Dean of
President Studies Vice President Undergraduate Academic
Dr. Dwight Stewart
Pean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs
Professor of Philosophy
Dr. Warrin Robbins *^^)
Dean of the Faculty and Director v
of Graduate Studies ;Professor
Mr. Edward Black
Dir. of Career Planning
Academic Advising & Planning
Mrs. Elizabeth Harris
Secretary, Off ice of
Career Planning and
PlS"ror-r, n t
Miss Mildred Maggard
Student Loan Officer
Mr. James Davenport
Mrs. LaDonna Carey m. u OI11 « ™>^r' «• r pv/ ,i nhn shAnnpii
Director of Financial Aid ALCOR Assistant Campus Director director of AdS?ssion<
Mr. Clarence Chadwell
Mr. Boyd Todd Bookkeeper and Assistant
Business Manager/Treasurer Treasurer
Mr. Edwin LeMaster
Miss Mary Alice Lay
Director of Alumni Affairs
Mrs. Cynthia Ammerman
Sec. ;Alumni Affairs
Mr. Milton Townsend
Vice President for College
Relations and Development
Mr. Fred Stoop
Mrs. Cheryl Hamil
Se cret ary , De ve lopmen t
Mrs. Mary Wa Iker
Mrs. Doris Mays
Rev. Raymond Gibson Dean of students and Director
Campus Minister of the student Center
Mrs. Freda New
Administative Assistant to the
Dear, of Students
Secretary to the Dean
Mrs. Patty Lawson
Director of Purchasing
Mrs. Karen Inkster
Secretary, Registrar's Office
Mrs. Myrlyn Lawson
Miss Sharon Morgan
Mr.Shappel; Mrs. Carey;Grover Harrison, Malena Bingham, Assistant to the Bookkeeper,
Admissions Counselor;Bev Lenzer, Secretary Denise Crawford, Secretary to the Business
of the Financial Aid Office;Julie Hirn, Office;Glenda Stewart, Secretary to the
Student Secretary;Margret Dingus, Secretary Business Office
Mrs. Dorothy Harwood, Dormitory Di rector :Bev Carr Resident:
Carol Pearce, Assistant Dormitory D* rector, Emmy Taylor, Resident
Lakeside Dormitory Residents
Joe Boswell Ron Harrison
Mr. Joe Hacker
Director of Data Processing
Center, Assistant Professor
Mrs . Loui.se Martin
Digital Computer Operator
Mr. George Black
Mr. Ed Raquet,Senior Programmer .
Mrs. She! lie Raquet, Secretary,
Mr. Eugene Branstutter
Assistant Superintendent of
Buildings and Grounds
Miss Phyllis Sexton
Clerk in Bookstore
Mr. Tim Johnson
Clerk, Post Office
Mr. Dale Myers
Director, Experiential Learning
& Community Services,Associate
Professor of Chemistry
Mr. Robert Wainscott, Cafeteria Manager,
Mr.&Mrs. Sweasy, Cooks , Bill Furth , Snack
Bar Manager ;Mr.& Mrs. Col. Sanders.
Dr. Larry Klein Dr. Jjcith Jennings Mr. Sherman Oxendine
Associate Professor of History Associate Professor of Associate Professor of History,
History Coordinator of Appalachian
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Mr. Richard Lockett
Assistant Director, Experiential
Learning; Instructor of Political
Mr. James McFerrin
Head Librarian, Associate
Professor of Library Science
Mrs. Virginia Saddler
Assistant Librarian, Associate
Professor of Library Science
Miss Rebecca Culp
Mrs Sherry Foley
Mrs. Laverna Saunders
Director, Learning Resources
Mr. Charles Dibble
Director of Adult Education
Secretary to the Director
of Adult Education
Dr. Jan Finkel
Associate Professor of English Mr> B _ M _ stallcup Dr. Andelys Wood
Associate Professor of English Assistant Professor of
Dr. Lester Woody Dr> Gordon Marigold Dr. Robert Matthews
Associate Professor of Head> Department of Languages Head, Department of Religion
English Professor of Languages and Philosophy, Francis Landrum
Memorial Professor of Religion
Mrs. Patricia Dontchos
Assistant Professor of Speech
Mr. Wayne Saunders
Assistant Professor of
Mr. Leo Dontchos
Head, Department of Fine Arts:
Assistant Professor of Music
Instructor in Music
Mr. Allan Green
Chairman, Division of Humanities
Associate Professor of Music
Miss Frances Patridge
Chairman, Division of Applied
Science, Associate Professor of
Health, Physical Education and
Dr. Paul Moore
Head, Department of Health and
Physical Education, Director of
Athletics, Coach, & Professor of
Health and Physical Education
Miss Karl a Smith
Assistant Professor of Education
Dr. Arthur Hafner
Head, Department of Education;
Professor of Education
Dr. John Boyd
Sister Mary Gemma Harlow
Associate Professor of Education
Dr. Robert Simpson
Chairman , Division of
Natural Sciences, Associate
Professor of Mathematics
Mrs. Mary Manis
Head, Business Department;
Assistant Professor of Business
Miss Paula Hammons
Instructor in Office
Mr. Huph Hanlin
Assistant Professor of Biolopv
Dr. Henry Barton
Associate Professor of Env. Studies
Dr. Santaram Chilukuri
Associate Professor of Physics
Dr. Leola Crosthwaite
Assistant Professor of Biology
Mr. Clevis Carter Dr. James Hall
Assistant Professor of Physical Assistant Professor of
Sect i on Four
CLASS of 1979
AAS: HOME EC.
STRAIGHT CREEK, KY ,
AAS: HOME EC.
AS: RADIOLOGY TECH,
ROSE HILL, VA.
BS: ELEM. ED.
BS: SOCIAL WORK
BS: CHRISTIAN ED
LA PLATA, MD.
RITA C. BRYAN
LEBANON JUNCTION, KY.
BS: BUSINESS AD
BS: SOCIAL WORK
BS : HELATH
B ARBOUR V I LLE, KY
BS: BUSINESS AD,
BS: ELEM. ED.
BS: ELEM. ED.
MIDDLESBORO, KY .
BS: PSYCH. /PHYS. ED
BARBOURVILLE, KY .
BS: BUSINESS AD
BS: ELEM. ED.
BS: PHYS.. ED
BS: PHYS. ED.
BARBOUR VI LLE, KY .
BS : ACCOUNTING
MIKE R. LINSAY
BS: BUSINESS AD.
PAULA D. LONG
FRANKLIN E. McCOY
RUTH ANN McCREERY
BS: BUSINESS AD.
ROBERT MI LONE
BS: BUSINESS AD.
BA: PRE -LAW
BS: ELEM. ED.
LA GRANGE, MO.
BS: BUSINESS AD.
BARBOURVILLE, KY .
BS: BUSINESS AD.
FRANKLIN SQUARE, N .Y
BS: ELEM. ED.
BREATHITT, KY .
STANFORD, KY .
BS: ELEM. ED.
BREATHITT, KY .
BS : RECREATION
LEXINGTON, KY .
SHERRY REEVES TAYLOR
BARBOURVILLE, KY .
BS: ELEM. ED.
RUDOLF O. THOMSEN, III
BS : ENGLISH
LUCAS , KY .
BS: BUSINESS AD.
BARBOURVILLE, KY .
BARBOURVILLE, KY .
BS : PSYCHOLOGY
BS: HISTORY/BUS. AD
BM: MUSIC ED.
UPPER DARBY, PA
CLASS OF % 80
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From the 11 kite f louse.
THE ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE
FOUNDING OF UNION COLLEGE IS A MILESTONE OF
GREAT IMPORTANCE IN AMERICAN EDUCATION
AN INDEPENDENT PRIVATE COLLEGE CREATED FOR
AND DEVOTED TO THE EDUCATION OF ALL AMERICANS-
REGARDLESS OF CLASS COLOR OR RELIGIOUS
PERSUASION— UNION COLLEGE HAS AN ADMIRABLE
TRADITION OF PUBLIC SERVICE
ITS GRADUATES CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN THE
COMMUNITIES IN WHICH THEY LIVE AND WORK WITH THE
TIMELESS PRINCIPLES AND VALUES THEY ACQUIRED
DURING THEIR ACADEMIC TRAINING
I APPLAUD UNION COLLEGE FOR ITS SPLENDID
CONTRIBUTION TO OUR NATION OVER THE PAST TEN
DECADES. AND I HOPE ITS TRUSTEES. FACULTY AND
STUDENTS WILL REMAIN TRUE TO THE NOBLE HERITAGE
AND OUTSTANDING REPUTATION OF THEIR
Mr - T. Walker
CLASS OF '81
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Doris Ann Goins
CLASS OF *82
Philip Vacanarat Saywrayne
March 24, 1936 March 30, 1979
Phillip Saywrayne, a graduate student from Liberia, died on
March 30, 1979. Phillip was widely known throughout the
Barbourville community and on -the Union College campus. He
was a quiet, friendly man who always wore a smile.
Phillip was the author of Anthology of Original Poems ,
Poetry and Speeches , Folk Tales of Liberia and a manuscript
entitled Saywrayne on African Culture.
People who were touched even briefly by Phillip Saywrayne' s
friendly, thoughtful presence regret that he has passed so
suddenly from us.
Sect ion Five
Orqan i zat i ons
The Lighthouse Singers are a voluntary group of Christian students from various denominations who
visit churches and colleges to sing and share their faith in Jesus Christ.
This year, the Lighthouse Singers were invited all over the state of Kentucky to share their lives with
others. They provided worship through song for some congregation almost every weekend of the school
year. A lot of moaning, groaning and complaining seemed to go on, but every singer braved Rev. Gibson's
driving, the winding hills of Kentucky and the many self-sacrifices to find new meaning in their lives.
Pictured above are, front row: Rev. Gibson, Don Jones, Terrell Prichard, Dan Hoffman, Mike Brothers,
Mrs. Gibson. Second row: Linda Pizzutillo, Kim Sutphin, Rita Bryan, Sandy Sutphin, Darlene Compton,
Jo Ann Davis, Stephanie Webb, Brenda Smith, Donna Tenpenny. Third row: Sue Pitorak, Rudie
Thomsen, Fred Mossbrucker, Scott Martin.
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ORANGE AND BLACK
This year the Orange and Black had two editors. During the fall semester, Dena Newman headed the
publication and Kathy Giles took over in the spring. The Orange and Black provided students with
articles on events happening in and around the campus community. The articles were written by both
students and faculty members. Artist Charlie Akins and photographer Steve Rose added their talents to
round off the newspaper material.
Pi Upsilon Beta had a good year of fellowship and brotherhood. Although this year was a slow year for
activities, the brotherhood of the organization grew closer together under the leadership of president
Rick Hill, vice-president Earl Grover, secretary Arnie Bradway, treasurer Dave Pease and advisor Larry
Inkster. PUB had a small pledge class of four in the fall semester, but pledges and members all had a
good time and the.size of the fraternity increased by four.
The major spring activity was a slave sale which raised money for a few of PUB's favorite activities,
PARTIES! The end of the year meant the loss of four members due to graduation, but the remaining
members wish their brothers luck and success in future endeavors.
Pictured above are, front row: Fred Mossbrucker, Steve Johnson, Yushia Joa, Rick Hill. Second row:
Mike Tancini, Walt Burlingame, David Smallwood, Earl Grover, Tom Lawson, Rudie Thomsen, Wade
Cornett, Dave Pease.
Sigma Chi Delta is a social and service organization open to all girls
through a two week pledge period. The main goal of the organization is to
promote unity and sisterhood within the sorority and to spread that feel
-ing throughout the campus with their projects.
Sigma Chi Delta celebrated her first birthday this spring with 15 mem —
bers. The girls were quite busy this year sponsoring dances, bakesales ,
hot dog sales, and an ice cream social. The girls also helped with the
Special Olympics, served at the Homecoming Banquet, placed second in the
Centennial Exhibit Contest, had two pledge classes, held a worker-for-a-
day sale and bought their first jackets.
This active group was sponsored by Gayna Akillian and Dick Glasser.
S.N.E.A. - Alive and WeU at Union
This year the student National Education Association of Union College participated in many campus
functions as well as in state association events.
On Campus, S.N.E.A. held monthly meetings at which speakers from on and off campus discussed issues
that are facing the educators of today. The organization also participated in functions that had a special
emphasis on education such as a special chapel service for education majors that was conducted by
S.N.E.A. And the group helped host the Upper Cumberland Valley Teacher's Associational Conference.
At Honor's Day S.N.E.A. presented an award to a senior member that had exhibited a true dedication
toward education. Off campus, the Union College Chapter of S.N.E.A. participated in state association
events such as the Fall Leadership Conference, the State Convention, and meetings of both the state
Executive Committee and the State Task Force Committee. All in all S.N.E.A. at Union College is alive
and well and is expecting another great year of activities!
Student Center Board
To act in an advisory capacity to the Director and Assistant
Director of the Student Center. To plan programs on campus
for the student body which are educational, cultural and
entertaining and administer to the total well being of the
student. To plan a calendar of activities : for next .year
Pictured above are;First row: Janet Rose, Secretary, Leola Stead, Shelly
Raquet, advisor, Linda Pizzutillo, , Donna Dobo.Row two, Bob Malone, F.Pete
McCoy, Rudi Thomson, President, St eve Marshall, Vice President, Dan Hoffman.
Bringing back an all but forgotten tradition, Student Center Board sponsored Snowball King and Queen
elections for the Snowball Dance. Each campus organization was given the opportunity to nominate one
male and one female to represent them in the court of candidates. The penny-a-vote elections were held
the week prior to the dance. When the counting was complete, Sigma Chi Delta representatives Brad
Thompson and Emmy Taylor emerged as victors. The other candidates were Becky Houghton and Aaron
Works representing Phi Mu Alpha, Melissa Boswell and Mike Brothers for Circle K, Rita Bryan and Don
Jones for Eta Pi Sigma, and Dena Newman and Bob Beck representing the Orange and Black.
Mu Omega Beta, sponsored by Dr. Lester Woody, is a social fraternity dedicated to life-long friendship,
brotherhood and service to the community. The members of MOB helped with the activities at Parents'
Weekend and participated in the Daniel Boone Festival. As a money-raising project in order to buy new
shirts, and also as a campus and community service, MOB members sold ads which were printed on desk
blotters. The desk blotters were given away throughout the campus and the community. The members of
MOB also sponsored several parties and dances for their fellow students, plus a few private parties!
Pictured above are Mike Vizoco, president, Den Rigling, Bob Beck, Secretary, Dwayne Peters, Bob
Angstadt, treasurer, David Blevins, vice-president.
A service organization associated with the Kiwanis Club,
Circle K was one of the more active organizations on camp-
us. Circle K sponsored community-oriented activities such
as a Christmas party and Easter party for the children of
the Pentecostal Children's Home and a Walk-a-thon for
Cystic Fibrosis. They also contrbuted to campus enhance-
ment by painting lines on the DAC parking lot.
Circle K advisors Dr. Jan Finkel and Charley Dibble help-
ed the group which was headed by President Cindy Ammerman,
Vice-president Sue Pitorak, Treasurer Steve Broughton, and
Secretaty Irene Bennett.
Pictured above are: Row 1; Donna Tenpenny, Cathy Baker, Wanda
Ison, Susan Harbison, Cindy Ammerman. Row 2, -Mike Brothers,
Melissa Boswell, Sue Pitorak, Debbie Smith, Irene Helton.
Row 3; Steve Broughton, Charlie Akins,Joe Pronchick, Joseph
COM PAN Y
Pictured Above are: Reva Abner, Glenn Nichols , Randy Pence, Pat
Dontchos , Jackie Sellards. Missing from the picture is Jeff De-
The main activity sponsored by Playlikers was a night full of
"gambling and drink" called Monte Carlo Night. No real money
was used, but the gambler in all of us was brought out as we
attempted to win as much as possible! Refreshments were de -
voured and a disco dance, put on by Union's own Ron Harrison
added color to the evening.
The small crew of workers, who were headed by Allan Green, had
almost more than they could handle. However, at the end of
the evening the completely exhausted crew had another success-
ful Monte Carlo Night to their credit.
Alumni Salute the Colle
Mrs. Catherine Singer received the Alumni Association's Distinguished
Service Award from Milton Townsend, vice-president for college relations and
development, on June 1 , 1 969.
Mrs. Leo A. Geiss, St. Charles, III., received the Alumni Award for distinguished ser-
vice to Union College at the May, 1978, commencement. She was honored for her
loyal support to Union College, especially its Home Economics Department.. Active in
forming the Trustee Wives' Organization, she rarely misses any of the outstanding
events_on the campus. Shown here with her, on the left, is her husband, Dr. Leo A.
Geiss, who has been a member of the Board of Trustees since 1 948; and on the right
is Dr. Mahlon A. Miller, president of Union College since 1 959.
Dr. Jesse D. Lay, left, Union College
alumni president, 1967-1967, present-
ed Dr. John Owen Gross, former presi-
dent of Union College from 1 929 to
1938, a Certificate for Distinguished
Service to Union College. The presen-
tation was made at the dinner held at
Union College during the Kentucky
Annual Conference of The United
Officers of the
Dr Rollin J. Watson '64/M65 President
Donald M Turner '60 First Vice President
Jerry W. Carey '65 Second Vice President
Linda Girdner Davies 71 Secretary
Myrlyn Lawson '76 Treasurer
Milton H Townsend '48 Vice President for
College Relations and Development
Catherine F. Singer '32 . ... Director of Alumni
Affairs and Editor
William H Ball. Jr 58 Alumni Trustee
Mary Pauline Fox, M.D '51 . Alumni Trustee
D Cawood Smith, '47 Alumni Trustee
Otis Doan, Jr., '78 Alumni Trustee
Donald M Turner '60 President
Jerry W. Carey '65 First Vice President
Coey D Prichard '57 . Second Vice President
Mrs. Robert McDade (Billie Bailey) '54 M72
Clevis Don Carter '59 Treasurer
Mary Alice Lay X60 Executive Secretary
Milton H Townsend '48 Vice President for
College Relations and development
William H Ball. Jr '58 Alumni Trustee
Otis Doan, Jr. '78 Alumni Trustee
Mrs. Robert Burchell (BEA Hammons) '61 M67
Ronnie Callihan '71 Alumni Trustee
e's 100th Anniversary
Facts on the grads
Union College has granted
Degrees and Diplomas
of these are Masters' Degrees
Union has 6,683
graduates with known
Approximately 50 per cent of Un-
ion's graduates have gone on to obtain
an advanced degree.
Union College has more graduates
teaching in the public schools of Ken-
tucky than does any other private
college in the Commonwealth.
There are 1,803 graduates residing
within the six-county area of Knox,
Bell, Harlan, Clay, Laurel, and Whitley.
Within the alumni ranks, Union
numbers a former lieutenant governor
of Kentucky who later became the
senior member of the Interstate Com-
merce Commission, a former U.S. Con-
gressman, 193 ministers, 65 lawyers,
138 in the field of healing arts,
numerous presidents and vice presi-
dents of businesses, leaders in research,
and military personnel.
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Members of the Union College 1 934 undefeated football team and its coach are, from
left, front row: John A. Turner, Tommy Symansic, Kelly Cornelius, Roland Horrall, Dan
Snyder, T. J. Luke, Roland Patterson, and Ed Landreth. Second row, from left: Coach
J. R. Bacon, Clarence Messer, Milton Galbraith, Andrew Miracle, Bill Raines, T. G
Lewis, and Millard Saylor. Third row, from left: Clarence "Ossie" Burch, Bill Buchanan,
Curtis Stringer, John Gaines, Captain John York, Marvin Young, and Bill Morton.
The 1 968 Union College Bulldogs are shown following the winning of the champion-
ship honors of the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The team went on to
win the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics District 24 Tournament by
beating Georgetown 67-65. The Bulldogs then journeyed to Kansas City, Missouri, for
the opening round of the NAIA National Finals. Front row, from left: Ed Pierce, Larry
Curd^Bob Pittser, and Douglas Logan. Second row, from left: Ken Meibers, Paul Carr,
Tom Douce, and Paul Andrews. Third row, from left: Assistant Coach Paul Erslan. Bill
Hill, Charles Rutledge, and Keith Wortinger. In the foreground are Coach Pete Moore
with Jack Thompson, who presented the trophy.
PHI MU ALPHA
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
1. To encourage and actively promote the highest standards : of
creativity performance, education, and research in Music
2. To develop and encourage loyalty to the Alma Mater
3. To foster the mutual welfare and brotherhood of students
4. TO develop the truest fraternal spirit among its members
5. To instill in all people an awareness of music's all
important role in the enrichment of human spirit
Pictured above are Row l.Gayna Akillian, Janet Rose, clockwise around
the piano, Jackie Sellards, Sharon Griffith, Cheryl Hartley, Sue Pit-
orak,Sue Slater, Bebbie Bill, Charlie Akins, Advisor Leo Dontchos
Bob Long, Sandy Hash, Becky Houghton , Dena Newman, Aaron Works, Debbie
Volpe, Rudi Thompson.
GAMMA BETA PHI
Gamma Beta Phi met once a month this year to plan various
events. One highlight of the year was when Dr. Lester Woody
and David Pease attended Gamma Beta Phi's State Conven-
tion at E.K.U. Also, members helped with Homecoming regis-
tration. However the group's plans were hampered through-
out the year by low attendence.at the meetings. At the end"
of the year a new crop of members were inducted with the
hope for a highly active 1979-SO.
Pictured above are: first row: Linda Chavies, Treasurer, Jackie Sellards
Secretary, Judy Hines,Vice President, Row two: Dave. Pease, President,
Steven Marshall, Publicity' Chairman.
Sect ion Six
William Anderson, Johnny
Delpont, Durkee Davidson,
Kevin Haggard, Greg Bargo ,
Joe Dawson, Victor Gray,
Bert Gregory, Ron Swope,
Kevin Lakes, Tony Bailey,
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Row 1: Terry Kriviski, Teresa
Guth, Debbie Dyer, Nancy Barger,
Row 2: Coach Angela Poole,
Terry McMonagle, Isabelle
Spriggs, Becky Miller, Barb
Fleming, Tracy Giles, Sandy
Hale, Darlene Compton, manager.
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Beve Carr, Brenda Smith,
Nanette Cox, Laura Yinger,
Hettie Adams, Sue Roark.
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Row 1: Steve Broughton, Keith Banks,
Pete McCoy, Dave UiTillio, Tom Lawson,
Basaam Tabeekh, Andy Woodward.
Row 2: Oscar Tejada, Danny Burns,
Carl Castell, Joe Emmel, Bob Milone,
Steve Marshall, Ron Harrison, Mike
Goss, Ken Rigling, Dave Pease, Coach
Row l:Leola Stead, Iwune Chukwunedu, Alfred
Thomas, Rufus Dinuwelle,J.D. Korto,Tom H JC"
Lawson,Dave Ditillio, Yushia Joa , Jenny-
Lehman. Row 2;Keith Banks, Basaam Tabeakh ,
Bob Malone, Mike Vizzoco,Carl Castell, An-
dy Woodward,-Dan Hoffman, David Pease.
Row 1: Rick Hill, Steve Johnson, Coach Inkster;Row 2:Randy Martin,
Miles Estes,Bob Angstadt,Row 3:Dwayne Peters, Bob Crawford, Mike,
Tancini,Mark Jenkins, Row 4, Jeff Walker, Ernie House, Earl Grover ,
Scott Martin, Fred Mossbrucker,Joe Pronchick,Row 5:Mike Cox, Glenn
Prof itt, Thorn Thompson, Rob Cronin, Bear Steele.
Row 1: Imran Bokhari, Karen Daniels, Teresa Foley, Coach Sharon
Boggs.Row 2: Charlie Yazell, Chuks Iwunze, Mike Goss, Steve Mar-
shall, Ron Harrison.
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Row 1: Carol Pfister,
Sandy Hale, Lori
Rodriguez, Joanie Price,
Row 2: Darlene Compton,
manager, Teresa Guth, Kim
Fleming, Becky Miller,
Terry McMonagle, Isabelle
Spriggs, Pat Brodbeck,
Dena Newman, Coach Angela
FROM THE COACHES
The women's volleyball team, beset with youth and inexperience, managed
only a 1-10 record during the fall.
First-year coach Anjela Poole says that "Volleyball requires that the
six players on the court must know and fullfill their responsibilities.
We lacked this ability because the players are young and have not play-
ed together before."
Coach Poole was impressed with beginning players Teresa Guth, Isabelle
Spriggs , Lori Rodriguez and Sandy Hall who she said were "willing to hit
the floor and get the ball. "Senior Barb Fleming was cited as the team's
best spiker by Coach Poole. She will be the only member of the 1978-79
team not returning.
An experienced squad will return to the volleyball court in the fall in
an attempt to better last season's record.
Like the women's volleyball team, the basketball team, also coached
by Aniela Poole, is losing only one senior. That senior is the same
one that the volleyball team will be missing, Barb Fleming.
The 1978-79 team finished at 8-10 despite youth and inexperience
Coach Poole said that the team relied on quickness and excellent
outside shooting to win those eight games.
Coach Poole added that things look great for next year because of
the large number of returning players and the fact that the new
players this year responded well to inheriting leadership from the
Union College basketball fans will have an interesting team to watch next season because the 1978-
79 squad lost no players to graduation. In fact, only one player, Durkee Davidson, will be a senior.
The last squad posted a 9-19 record which Coach Pete Moore felt could have been improved upon
with better defense. "Inexperience was the key factor in the weakness of our defensive game," he said.
Coach Moore was especially pleased with the Bulldogs' offensive output of 80 points a game. He
credits accurate shooting as the reason Union is such a high-scoring team.
Overall, Coach Moore feels that rebounding is where Union improved most over the season. "We
began to work together as a team under the boards as the season progressed," he said.
Forward Durkee Davidson was named a member of the All-KIAC team and the All-NAIA District
The Bulldogs made a long winter trip to Salina, Kansas, in January to play in the Marymount-
McDonald Classic. Union emerged from the round-robin tourney with a 1-2 record.
Coach Moore is confident that the coming year will be as successful as possible with a still-young
team. "We must improve our defense considerably before we will do much better," he says. "We should
begin the year with more confidence since the team has played a full year together."
Coach Moore hopes that Union will be able to dominate some games while relying on the potent
offense. "I think we will continue to score well and I hope that our rebounding will improve to where we
can dominate a few teams."
Although the tennis team had a number of experienced players in its ranks, the squad was not able to win
a match all year against the tough competition in the conference and in the districts. First-year coach
Sharon Boggs, a Barbourville resident, took over a team that was counting on three seniors. Charlie
Yazell, Mike Goss, and Ron Harrison, one-two-three on the team respective were not able to yield the
kind of year expected of them. The most successful of the three was Yazell, winning two singles matches
and one doubles match over the year.
The internationally popular sport of soccer has been recognized as a varsity sport at Union College,
but the school's players have been practicing and playing patiently for quite a while in anticipation of the
Ed Raquet, who worked for Union in the computer science department before leaving the campus
during the spring, coached the soccer team through its last season as a "club" sport in the fall. It was the
best season to date for the Bulldogs, who posted a 2-6-1 won-loss-tie record.
Coach Raquet noted that the team's strength lies in determination, enthusiasm and hustle. "The
defense had periods of greatness," he said. "However, as with most young and inexperienced teams, we
had trouble generating any offense."
The high point of the season for the Bulldogs was a crafty 2-1 victory over Georgetown that saw
Union put together a strong defensive and offensive game. "With every game we seemed to improve and
develop better ballhandling skills," Coach Raquet stated. "We were able to put it all together at
The Union squad is a member of the Kentucky Intercollegiate Soccer Association. At the 9th
Annual KISA tournament late in the fall at Berea College, the Bulldogs were beaten twice. The Western
Kentucky Hilltoppers topped Union 5-0 in the first round. The Cumberland College Indians, victims of
the Bulldogs earlier in the season, won the consolation round over the Union team 3-2.
All-KISA fullback David Pease of Summit, New Jersey, and All-KISA halfback Tom "J.C." Lawson
were the strongholds of the team. Lawson and halfback Ron Harrison of Englishtown, New Jersey, are
lost to the team due to graduation.
Fullback Carl Castell, Bloomfield, Kentucky, forward Basaam Tabeekh, Tehran, Iran, and halfback
Andy Woodward of Lexington, Kentucky, will not be on next year's team because they are transferring.
Coach Raquet feels that the prospects are good for next year when Larry Inkster, instructor of
physical education and Union's championship baseball team coach, will take over the helm. Dr. Judi
Jennings, instructor of history at Union, organized the team for practice games in the spring.
Coach Raquet says that special thanks should be given Dr. Jean Shelton of Dallas, Texas, the
founder and patron of the team. Without her support, soccer could not have existed as a club sport on the
Union College campus.
Five candidates were nominated for the Athlete of the Year Award at the annual Union College
Sports Banquet held at Dishman Springs Monday, May 14, with Henry Wayne Steele, Lexington,
winning the top honors.
Steele a member of the Union College baseball team for four years and has had a batting average
over 300 for each season, Larry Inkster, the baseball coach, called Steele a strong defensive player who in
the catcher position made him a leader of the team. The winner has led the team in hitting for two
The winner of the Danny Drinkard Award which is given to the runner-up for the nomination, went
to Barbara Fleming of Sergeantsville, N. J., for her participation on this year's volleyball team. "A Union
College senior, Miss Fleming was the outstanding spiker and most accurate server this season," Anjela
Kay Poole, women's athletic coach, stated.
The other nominees included Durkee Davidson, Louisville, Ky., who was co-captain of the Bulldogs
this past season. Davidson was selected to the ALL-KIAC team, the ALL-NAIA District 32 team, and
was selected in March to play for the District 32 team, and was selected in March to play for the District
32 All-Stars against the Mexican National Team, in Berea, Kentucky. Sandy Hale, Lebanon, Ohio, was
listed as the women's basketball nominee. She played as a 5-6 guard freshman. Miss Poole called Miss
Hale a person "who can play either guard or forward positions. The fifth nominee was Chrrles Yazeel,
number one tennis player from Paris, Kentucky. Yazell who is a senior, has had four years of varsity
action with the Union team.
Tennis Coach Sharon Boggs called Yazell "a senior whose leadership qualities have been an
inspiration to the entire team. He is a dedicated player.
Union College Athletic Director Dr. Pete Moore presided at the banquet with the coaches of the
varsity sports making the presentations. These included Larry Inkster, baseball; Mike Goss substituting
for Sharon Boggs for tennis; Anjela Kay Poole, women's basketball and volleyball; and Dr. Pete Moore,
basketball. Miss Frances Patridge, Chairman of the Division of Applied Sciences, read the
recommendations for the top sports honor at Union College.
There is a long history of sports here at Union.
We thought you would like to look back on some
of those moments so we dug up some old shots for
you to look at.
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On September 12, 1978 Steve Jones died in an automobile accident near his
home in Ohio. Steve graduated cum laude from Union in 1977 with a Bachelor
of Arts in Business Administration. He later returned to Union to complete
ahistory major and coach the Bulldog Tennis Team.
While at Union, Steve was an outstanding member of the basketball team and
was selected as a member of the All Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Con-
ference team. He was also a member of the tennis team and an active member
of Pi Upsilon Beta.
At the Honor's Day ceremony on May 10,1979, Rebbecca Miller became the
first recipient of the Steve Jones Memorial established in Steve's honor.
Steve will be greatly missed by all of us.
Sect i on Seven
Dramat i c Arts
Fiddler on the Roof
Tevyem, the Milkman Ron Benge
Golde , his Wife Beverly Carr
Tzeitel, his daughter Jackkie Sellards
Hodel, his daughter Teresa Akins
Chava, his daughter Rebecca Houghton
Sprintze, his daughter Lori Green
Bielke, his daughter Betsy Timm
Motel , the Tailor Jeff DeHart
Perchik, the Student Wayne Saunders
Yente, the Matchmaker Nancy Smith
Lazar Wolf, the Butcher Phil Connley
Mordcha, the Innkeeper Randy Pence
Avrahm, the Bookseller Glenn Nichols
The Rabbi Dick Timm
Mendel , the Rabbi ' s Son Rick Neeley
Nachum, the Beggar Frank Osburg
Fruma Sarah Dena Newman
Grandma Tzeitel Denise Newman
Shandel, Motel's Mother Susan Slater
The Constable Rudie Thomsen
Fyedka Jim Schilt
Chaim Randall Smith
Duvidel Michael Brothers
Mirala Emmie Taylor
Yussel Bob Beck
Schloime Paula Walstad
Anya Linda Pizzutillo
Hershel Tim Wells
Berille Yvonne Behrman
Schmeril Tony Jackson
Moishe Don Weaver
Yakov Whitney Green
Fradel Michele Bruner
Yitzuk Brenda Smith
Rivka Pam Abner
Bluma Karne Weaver
The Fiddler Leola Stead
Hunckleberry Finn Glenn Edward Nichols 111
Jim Arnetta Atkins
The Duke Bev Smith
The King Steve Broughton
Widow Bartly Barb Timm
Mary Jane Wilks Debbie Volpe
Susan Eilks Reza Abner
Doctor Robinson Bob Adams
Lot Covey Joe Pronchick
Harvey Wilks Brian O'Brien
William Wilks Donna Tenpenny
Mrs . Hobson Beth Langf ord
Abe Turner Keith Banks
Ben Rucker Phil Fox
Lize Emmie Taylor
Aunt Sally Sandy Sue Hash
Matilda Angelina Roxie Doolin
Thomas Benjamin Elexander Scott West
Uncle Silas Linda Pizzutillo
Tom Sawyer Brenda Smith
Crowd Whitney Green
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Joanne Beverly Carr
Kathy Dena Newman
Mary Reva Abner
Director Ron Benge
Technical Director . . Valarie Tremble
Crew Steve Marshall
VANITIES DIRECTED BY RON BENGE
The Interium show . . . The dizzy cast, Beve, Reva and Dena . . . "01 swivel hips." . . . "Ill just slit my
wrist" ... "I thought I'd die." . . . "Cucumber sandwiches." . . . "Do you make drab dip?" . . . Come on girls,
we really should learn our lines." . . . "Improvisation." . . . Neon statues for Reva ... "I got hick-ups trying
to fake drinking champagne." . . . Beve (Jo Anne) finally slaps the crap out of Reva's (Mary) face in scene
three . . . Dena learned to spit out 'Tanhellenic Olympics." ... "I just saw him in algebra!" . . . "Just us
girls." ... 'If Ron is getting mad, I can't tell." . . . 'This uniform is too tight." . . . "Hairspray your mirror."
. . . "What do you mean the script says that we have to undress on stage?" . . . 'They did it in New York
and it wasn't so bad." . . . "Why is everybody cramming into the first few rows?" . . . K.E.T. Television
comes^to tape us. . . "Did you see us on T.V.?" . . . "What do you mean you told the T.V. guy that we are
always primping?". . . Valeri learns to saw . . . "Do we have to cut my best line?" . . . "How many trustees
walked out during the show?" . . . "I love this script!" . . . "I'm sorry but your style on me makes me look . .
. uhh . . . cheap." . . . "Was this show type-casted?"
DAI?* Of M*£
DARK OF THE MOON DIRECTED BY PAT DONTCHOS
"Brian is naked - almost!" . . . "It's too dark, Pat." . . . Great sound effects. . . "It's too dark, Pat." . . . Fair
witch . . . "It's too dark, Pat." . . . Dark witch. . . "It's too dark, Pat." ... It was a good show from what we
saw. . . Good-bye Pat. . . Ugh. . do you thin we can turn the lights on now?
Dark of the Moon
John Brian ■ Brien
Conjur Man Wayne Saunders
Dark. Witch Debbie Bill
Fair Witch JoAnne Ball
Conjur Woman Lynda Turner
Hank Gudger Whitney Green
Edna Summey Amanda Smith
Mr. Summey Charles Whitehead
Mrs. Summey Nancy Smith
Miss. Metcalf Denise Wilson
Mr . Atkins Bob Timm
Uncle Smelicue Beve Smith
Floyd Allen Scott West
Mr. Bergen Phil Fox
Mrs. Bergen . . .«. Marsha Ledford
Burt Dinwitty Craig Timm
Greeny Gorman Debbie Hoskins
Hattie Hefner Valerie Trimble
Marvin Hudgens Randall Smith
Barbara Allen Peggy Gregory
Mrs . Allen Barbara Timm
Mr. Allen David Blevins
Preacher Haggler Randy Pence
THE ONE ACT FESTIVAL
Three students tried their hand at directing this year. Class time was originally scheduled at 11:45 but
unfortunately attendance was low. Class time was changed to Wednesday night dinner at Pat's. Needless
to day, all three students were prompt.
A SIMPLE PROCEDURE DIRECTED BY BEVE CARR
'Tat wrote this play so please don't botch it up, girls!" "She rehearses us to death." . . . "So, you know your
lines, what else can you do?" . . . "We have to set our own set." . . . "Lorri, don't be nervous." . . . "When is
Becky going to mess up?" . . . "JoAnne, are you having convulsions?" . . . "Pam, keep your cold because it's
perfect for your character." . . . "Does she or doesn't she." . . . Everyone is late for rehearsal because they
all got stuck in broken-down cars." . . . "Show me." . . . Struggling not to make a statement that would
reflect. . . "When do we learn Curtain-Call?"
ZOO STORY DIRECTED BY GLENN NICHOLS
"We must re-cast." . . . "Can a girl play the part? Not this time?" . . . Saved by Randy. . . "I hope it doesn't
rain." . . . Saturday night it rains, and to top it off, a train goes by . . . "Glenn, I feel silly standing in the
same place." . . . "You look silly, too." . . . "React." . . . "Spit it out!" . . . "Where's the fake knife?" ... "I used
a plastic knife and when it hit his belly, it broke." . . . "You WHAT?" . . . "The six-page monologue cut
down to three." . . . "I can't watch!"
NIGHT WATCHES DIRECTED BY VALERI TRIMBLE
"Does anyone know his lines?" ... "Is Val likely to have heart trouble?" ... A beautiful set. . . "She'll
always be a tech person." . . . "Let's get out of here and go sit in the center." . . . "Let's all get together
after rehearsal." . . . "Get the accent." ... 'If you guys learn your lines I will be extatic!" ... '1 think we cut
up Beve's set." . . . "When in doubt, consult the book." . . . "Why do I have to do everything? Because you
do it soooo good." . . . "I'm gona' hide in the projection booth." ... "I searched and searched and came up
with this script." . . . "Ugh, Pat, I have .problems."
A Simple Procedure
Directed by Beve Car
Vi JoAnn Ball
Ellen Becky Houghton
Jeanie Pam Purcell
Nurse Lorri Landry
Technical Crew Linda Pizzitello
Directed by Glenn Nichols
Jerry Randy Pence
Peter Nick Neeley
Technical Director .... Denise Newman
Directed by Valerie Trimble •
Soldier #1 Emmett O'Brien
Soldier #2 Steve Broughton
Intern Rick Preston
Nurse Lynda Turner
Technical Crew Charlie Whitehead
Sound David Blevin
CABER ET *79*
Cabaret gave many students a chance to display hidden talents*
Jo Ann Davis and Linda Pizzutillo were accompanied by Paula
Walstatd in a version of "Happy Talk", Steve Marshall did
a Steve Martin comedy routine, Dena Newman sang an Anne
Murray hit, Saudra Bryson and Chris Sutton blended their
voices on a tune by Heatwave and there was a special
appearance by the Village People who did "Macho Man" and
"In the Navy". Merle Johnson and Jackie Sellards combined
their talents on a number and Frank Thatcher assisted
Becky Houghton and Sue Slater on "Scarborough Fair".
Aaron Works did two beautiful songs written by Barb Timm,
a member of the Jazz Ensemble.
Caberet '79 was held April 27 and 28 in the Union College
gymnasium. From the opening notes of "MacArthur Park" to
the final round of applause the excitement of the night-
club style variety show came through with brilliant
splendor. The show featured the Union College Jazz Ensemble
with Reva Abner and Brenda Smith serving as M.C.'s.
Drama Awards 1978-1979
Best Leading Actor Ron Benge
Best Leading Actress Beve Carr
Best Supporting Actor Beve Smith
Best Supporting Actress. .. Nancy Smith
Best Minor Role Emmie Taylor
Gypsy Bobe Award Glenn Nichols
Newcomer Award Emmet O'Brien
Technician Award Valerie Trimble
Sect i on E i ght
The Centennial Year began with an organ recital by Dr. W. Gordon Marigold. He played selections by
J.S. Bach, Felix Mendelssohn and others. Dr. Marigold was accompanied on the viola by Mr. Allan Green.
CO M M UNITY
The third event of the Centennial activities was the community-wide worship service which was held in
the Conway Boatman Chapel on February 3. Rev. James Wells, pastor of the First United Methodist
Church; Rev. Phillip Connely, pastor of the First Christian Church; Rev. L. T. Bowling, pastor of the
First Pentecostal Church; and Father Frank Osburg, pastor of Saint Gregory's Catholic Church all
participated in the service. The four churches combined their usual Sunday morning service for the
community-wide service. Bishop Frank Roberts, bishop of the Louisville United Methodist Conference
gave the address. Rev. Dr. Adrian Roberts, superintendent of Barbourville District of the United
Methodist Church, Union College President Mahlon Miller, and Rev. Dr. Raymond Gibson, Jr. also
participated in the service.
The Rev. Edward W. Bauman, Senior
Minister of Foundry United Method-
ist Church in Washington D. C. was
the lecturer for the Union College
Centennial Lectures held on April
The Reverend Dr. Bauman gave four
lectures and conducted 2 workshops
on church renewal for visiting cl-
ergy and laity. Dr. Bauman recieved
the A.B. degree from De Pauw Uni-
versity,the S.T.B. degree magna
cum laude from Boston University
School of Theology and a Ph.D. de-
gree in Systematic Theology from
Boston University Graduate School.
Dr. Baughman was well recieved by
the college and the surrounding ar
invites you to attend
The Centennial Community wide Dinner
in the Dining Hall
on Saturday, the third of February
nineteen hundred and seventy-nine
Governor Julian M. Carroll - Speaker
Please reply $5.00 per plate
before January 24 7:00 p.m.
(Tickets will be available
at the door.)
Kentucky's Governor Julian Carroll gave the address for the Community-
wide Centennial Banquet on February 3. The banquet was one of the
opening events of Union's Centennial Celebration. Dr. L. D. Sweazy,
Chairman of the Board of Trustees, introduced Gov. Carroll. President
Mahlon Miller served as toastmaster of the evening. Other speakers
included Bishop Frank Roberts, Colonel Harland Sanders, Barbourville
Mayor Charles Buchanan and Knox County Judge-Executive Don I. Bingham.
SB April 20-22
At right, a future Union College alumna
poses with the art fundamentals class
Pictured, at left, is a replica of the Class-
room Building tower, which won first prize
for Circle K among the displays on the
campus during the Union College Cen-
tennial Homecoming. Over seven differ-
ent organizations or individuals had
displays. Circle K received a $50 cash
A Weekend to Remember
Dr. Lester Woody and Mrs Patricia Dontchos
narrated the historical fashion show at the
Centennial Banquet. Dr. Woody wrote the
script entitled "Foibles, Frills, and Furbelows:
A Look at the Looks of History." Mrs.
Dontchos directed the production.
Fred Mossbrucker, president of the Student
Senate, receives the medallion for the office of
the Student Senate President from President
Mahlon A. Miller at the Centennial banquet.
The medallion will be worn at official college
Mrs. Mahlon Miller modeled the gown that she
wore the evening of her husband's inaugu-
ration as president of Union College in 1 960
as part of the historical pageant.
Beve Carr modeled the typical raincoat cover-
up of the fifties. At this time, girls were not
permitted to wear shorts to class so raincoats
were worn — rain or shine.
Seven Homecoming luncheons were. held at different locations on campus
with 360 alumni attending.
Mrs Mildred Zeigler, third from the left, of Plainview, Texas, was the honoree at the
Lakeside luncheon during "Centennial Homecoming. Mrs. Zeigler was dormitory
counselor of Lakeside from 1 964 to V970
Some of the former faculty pictured above are, from left: Dr. Byron Gibson, Mrs. Gibson,
and Miss Georgia Haswell. Over fifty former faculty members attended Centennial Home-
Union College celebrated its
Centennial Homecoming April 20-
22 with more than a 1000 alumni
and former faculty in attendance.
Activities included a Friday eve-
ning slide-and-film show depicting
early days at Union, a Saturday
morning coffee at Baldwin Place, an
illustrated address by Mike Peters,
syndicated cartoonist, seven
special group luncheons, a double-
header baseball game and soccer
game with Cumberland College, a
tea honoring fifty former faculty and
staff members, a forum on the
history of Union College, the Home-
coming banquet at which seniors
were guests of the Alumni Associa-
tion, and the Homecoming dance.
The program concluded Sunday
morning with a country-ham break-
Brenda Smith, right, a junior from London, Ky., was elected
the 1 979 Centennial Homecoming Queen at Union College.
She was crowned by Alumni President Dr. Rollin James Wat-
son of Baltimore, Md., at the conclusion of the Saturday
evening banquet in the Physical Education Building. More than
700 alumni, friends, former faculty, and trustees were in
The 1979 Centennial Homecoming Court, at the bottom
left to right: Karen Trent and escort David Smallwood, Mahnaz
Raoufi and escort Mike Vizoco, Paula Long and escort Bob
Adams, Nona Davis and escort Joe Dawson, Queen Brenda
Smith and escort Tom Lawson, Reva Abner and escort David
Campbell, Rita Bryant and escort Don Jones, and Debbie Dyer
and escort Greg Gover.
The Theta Pi Delta service award is given in honor of Miss
Francis Patridge. Miss Pat has given many years of ded-
icated service to Union and her personality has contin-
uously brightened her classroom. The winners of this
award are chosen by a committee of eight people, two re-
presenting each class. The recipients of the award are
graduating Seniors who have best exemplified the dedica-
tion and service of Miss Pat.
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"Miss Union" , Janet Rose,
is an elementary educa-
tion major from Columbia,
Tennessee. Janet was
always involved in cam-
pus life during her four
years at Union. She
participated in the mus-
icals, Cabaret, Student
Center Board, Chamber
Singers, Gamma Beta Phi,
SNEA and Phi Mu Alpha.
She held offices in Stu-
dent Center Board, SNEA
and Phi Mu Alpha. Janet
was the assistant editor
of the ' 79 STESPEAN and
the editor of the ' 78
STESPEAN-. Like Bear,
Janet is in Who's Who in
and Colleges and is a
recipient of the Theta
Pi Delta Award.
Wayna "Bear" Steele, "Mr.
•Union" , is a recreation
major who came to us
from Lexington, Kentucky.
D'^iing his four years at
Union, Bear was quite act-
tive on the baseball
team. He was named to the
All NAIA District team
and the All-Conference
Team in two consecutive
years. Bears outstanding
abilities earned him the
honor of being named the
1978-79 Athlete of the
Year. Bear is also the
artist of sketches of
Speed Hall, Conway Boatman
Chapel and Abigail E.
Weeks Memorial Library
which were printed as
part of Union's Centen-
nial Celebration. Some
of Bear's other honors
include the Theta Pi
Delta Award and Who's
Who in American Univer-
sities and Colleges.
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Mike Goss Ida Stallct
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Who ' s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
Nominees are selected by a committee of anonymous faculty mem-
bers. The Dean of Students serves as the ex-officio chair
person. Students nominated by the committee are evaluated on
scholastic ability, participation and leadership in extra-
curricular activities, citizenship and service to the school,
and potential for future and achievement.
Wayne Bear Steele
One-hundred eighty-seven students received degrees at the Union College Centennial Spring Commence-
ment on Sunday, May 20, with U.S. Senator Lowell Weicker of Connecticut delivering the address.
President Miller conferred honorary degrees upon the following: Douglas L. Blair, the president of
Richland Coal Company, Barbourville, Kentucky, Doctor of Laws; Cecil H. Wilson, owner and publisher
of the Barbourville Mountain Advocate, Doctor of Laws; Phillip Fox, Sr., Barbourville, Kentucky, Boy
Scout Leader, Doctor of Humane Letters; Raymond W. Gibson, Sr., a Danville businessman, Doctor of
Laws; Rev. Richard H. Jones, Ridley Park, Doctor of Divinity; and Senator Lowell P. Weicker, Jr., Doctor
of Humane Letters. Dr. L. D. Sweazy, chairman of the Union College Board of Trustees read the citations
for those receiving honorary degrees.
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Steven Rose has always complained
that because he has always been
the yearbook photographer, he has
never had his own picture in any
of the previous annuals. We would
like to change that by dedicating
this entire page to Steve in ap-
preciation for all his efforts
for the Stespean.
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SENIOR INDEX (numbers indicate the number of years served)
Robert H. Beck: Mu Omega Beta;Track team; swim team
Orange and Black, business manager;
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF ; Cabaret .
Joseph L. Boswell: Oxford club(3) ;Centennial Advisory
Comraittee(2) ;Lakeside Resident, (2)
Freshman Orientation Committee, (2)
Lighthouse Singers; Union College
Rita Catherine Bryan:Who's Who Among Students in American
Colleges and Universities; Theta Pi
Delta;Eta Pi Sigma(2) ; Junior and Sen
-ior Class Secretary, Soccer Team Man
-ager(2) ;America's Outstanding Peo-
ple and Faces; Stespean Staff; Pres-
dent Scholarship, Teagle Honor Schol-
arship; Circle K; Lighthouse Singers
(2);Snowball Queen Canidate, Homecom-
Jimmy W. BrownrFaculty Committee on Student Conduct, Dean' s List.
Ruth Ann CookrDean's List(3); Snea(2) Gamma Beta Phi(2).
Lisa Doran: Dean's List Appalachian Semester.
Teresa Gail Foley:Beta Chi Alpha;Dean's List;Gamma Beta Phi',
Tennis Team;Basketball Team.
Ronald Harrison:President Junior and Senior Class, Academic
Policy Committee, Tennis TeamjSoccer Club ;
Lakeside Resident ; Vice-President , Lakeside ;
Assistant to Volleyball Coach; Intramurual
basketball, football and volleyball.
Julie Ann Hirn:Iota Sigma Nu Award ;Steaspean Staff (2):
Lighthouse Singers(3) :Gamma Beta Phi(3)
Home* Economics Club(2) Sophmore Class
Officer;Junior Class Officer:Senior Cl-
ass Officer; Student Senate Treasurer ;
SNEA President and Vice President; SNEA
State Historian jV/ho's Who Among Student
in American Universities and Colleges ;
Dean's List: Alumni Scholarship Award.
Debbie Holmes:Home Economics Club; SNEA, Treasurer; Student Senate.
Donald Lee Jones:Judge W.W. Tinsley Memorial Award ;Blackwell
Political Science Award ; Washington Semester
Lighthouse Singers(3) ;WEST SIDE STORY ; OKLA-
HOMA ! ;Robision Political Science Scholar-
ship;Eta Pi Sigma;Student Center Board (1);
Oxford Club;Dean's List ;President • s Schol-
arship; Sanders Scholarship; Teagle Honor
Thomas D.LawsonrPi Upsilon Beta,Treasurer;Swim Team (2);Golf
Team(2); Vice-President Junior Class; Steven-
son Hall President ; Gamma Beta Phi ; Soccer
Cathy Leonard:Dr. T.R. Davies Senior Biology Award;Cecil
H. Wilson Junior Award; Alumni Scholarship
Award; Sander's Honor Scholarship ; Gamma
Beta Phi;Union College Science Society.
Michal R. Lindsay:Cross Country(2) ;Track Team(3) ;Basketball
Team Manager(j) ;Pi Upsilon Beta.
Paula D. Long: Phi Cwens, President; Lambda Sigma, Advisor home-
coming Queen Candidate; Union College Science
Society, Secretary and Vice-President; Circle K
Secretary and Treasurer ; Who ' s Who Among Stu-
dent's and Universities and Colleges; N tional
Dean's ListjAlumni Scholarship Award.
Franklin E. McCoy: Gamma Beta Phi, President, State Parlimentarian;
Student Center Board, Vice President, President,
(4);Swim Team,Co-captain;Lakeside Dorm Council
Lakeside Resident ; Who' s Who Among Students in
American Universities and Colleges; National
Dean's ListjNominee for Athlete of the Year '77
Academic Policy Committee ;Dean' s List.
Robert A. Milone: Lakeside Resident (2) ;Student Center Board(3);
Mu Alpha Delta; Student Senate;Stespean, pho-
tographer(3); Soccer Club(3); Lakeside Judi-
cial Board ;Intamural Football.
Janet C. Rose: Miss Union;Stespean, Assistant Editor, Editor;Phi
Mu Alpha, President ;Student Center Board, Secre-
tary-Treasurer; Student Center Board A ward; Who's
Who Among Student's in American Universities
and Colleges; Theta Pi Delta; Gamma Beta Phi ;
Chamber SingersjSNEA, Historian; Home Economics
Club, Vice-President ;Student Senate.
Rudolf 0. Thomas III : Student Center Board(4) , Secretary, Treasurer,
Vice President, President: Pi Upsilon Beta
PresidentjPhi Mu Alpha(4)Secretary-Treasurer
Lighthouse Singers(3) ;Student Senate(2) Res-
ident, Stevenson; Cennial Campus Advisory Com-
mittee; Freshman Orientation Committee (2) 0-
KLAHOMA; FIDDLER ON THE ROOFjCabaret '79.
Note: A form for this Index was sent to every Senior.
There are many people who deserve credit for the publication
of thes 1979 Stespean. First of all thanks go to President
There are many people who deserve credit for the publication
of this 1979 Stespean. First of all thanks go to President Mil-
ler for his support. Also thanks go to Mr. Milt Townsend who
donated his time and his files of negatives for our use. Thanks
go to Mary Alice Lay for her contribution of editing the Home-
coming section and the Alumni Centerfold. Also Thanks go to Dr.
Jan Finkel for his help. To our advisor, Mrs. Saddler and Becky
Culp. Thanks go to my assistant editors, Janet Rose and Steven
Rose. The Section editors were, Donna Dobo and Dave Ditillio ,
Sports jSherrie Hurst, Students; Rita Bryan, Cenntenial Section .
Thanks go out to all of those who sold the yearbooks especial-
ly Pat Broadbeck.To my photographer, who turned into a dark-
room technician, Bob Malone. But I would like to extend a very
special thank you to Donna Dobo because she helped me more
than any other single person. Thanks Mom. One last thought, it
seems like this staff is big. But however big it seems, we never
have enough help. The editors of any publication never have e-
nough help. So if the yearbook dosen't seem good enough for you
than get involved, work on the next one.
P.S. Thanks to Mike Goss Editor
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