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Building a Legac 
Resident Larry D. Large 
^ids Farewell to Oglethorpe 


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SPRING 2005 I V0L3 I N0.1 

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"As far as one can 

disceniy the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in 

the dark 

ness of mere being. " 

Carl Jung, ''Memories, Dreams, Reflections" 


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Christopher Ames 

Board of Trustees 2004-05 

On the cover: Oglethorpe builds a new resi- 

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Warren Y. Jobe. Chair 

Trustee Emeriti 

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2 Notes from the Provost 

4 News & Events 

8 Building Oglethorpe 

• Get a Room 

• The Petrel Challenge 

lo OU Have to Meet Them 

• Communication is Key to Strong Alumni Relations 

II Make a Life 

• Celebrating Oglethorpe's Fifteenth President 

• A IVlessage from Dr Large 

• Dr. Lawrence Schall Named 1 6th President 
of Oglethorpe 

i6 Make a Difference 

• Georgia Shakespeare Celebrates 
20th Anniversary Season at Oglethorpe 

i8 Reading Room 

19 Make a Lfving 

• Noting Their Success 

20 Class Notes 

• Building a Legacy at Oglethorpe 

• Future Freshman 

• Wedded Bliss 

• Alumni Updates 

• In fVlemoriam 

32 Alumni Alert 

33 Archives 

• Building Blocl<s:The Silent Faculty Teaches History 

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notes from the provost 












l\lo Substitute 

By Christopher Ames 

Provost atid Senior Vice President 

"I'm afraid I need to be going," the business execu- 
tive said to the college administrator, bringing their 
lively conversation to a close. They had been dis- 
cussing the high cost of a college education. 

The executive had pressed the administrator to 
explain why college tuition has been rising faster 
than inflation. More specifically, he wondered why 
higher education had benefited so little from tech- 
nology. "Technological innovation has been the 
driving force behind increasing productivity and 
lowering costs throughout modern economics — 
from the agricultural innovations that transformed 
chicken from a luxury to a staple to the semi-con- 
ductor advances that made a DVD player as 
inexpensive as a DVD. Why haven't universities 
found ways to use technology to lower their costs 
and increase productivity?" 

The administrator had marshaled the familiar but 
not wholly convincing arguments. He had noted 
that education done right is more "high touch" 
than "high tech," and that the biggest expense 
in universities was faculty, who, after all, 
worked for very modest salaries. Further, he 
noted that colleges are charged with 
educating students in the use of 
technology and that actually makes a 
lot of technological innovations cost 
generators rather than cost savers. 
Students need to practice on not 
only the latest computers, but also 
the latest in laboratory equipment, 
research databases and libraries. 

And universities are expected to 
educate the whole person. That means 
athletic facilities, residence halls, 
theatres .md meeting rooms in addition 
to classrooms and offices. The model of 

the for-profit university franchised into a rented office 
building with no library and few fijU-time faculty 
might serve some adult learners well, but it isn't what 
the typical college-bound 1 8-year-old is looking for. 

"Well, I'm sorry I have to leave so soon," the busi- 
nessman said. "I made the mistake of buying my 
symphony tickets on the same night as my tennis 
lesson, so I have to change for tennis and then run 
home and change again for the concert." 

"That's interesting," the college administrator 
remarked. "Tell me about your tennis lesson. How 
does it work?" 

"What do you mean? It's like any tennis lesson: I 
spend an hour on the court hitting with the pro 
and working on fundamentals." 

"Hmmm. Wouldn't it be more efficient to buy a 
video and hit with a ball machine? You know, use 
technology to keep your costs down." 

"Well, I do have some tennis videos. And I do hit 
against the machine from time to time. But there's just 
no substitute for working one-on-one with a master." 


Exactly our philosophy," the administrator said. 
"We believe that if you want to learn something, 
\'ou need to work in close proximity with someone 
who has the knowledge and skills you seek. 
Like you said, there's no substitute for close 
personal contact with a master." 

"But I'm even more interested in the 
symphony," the administrator con- 
tinued. "When you sit down at the 
concert, do you ever browse the list of 
names of donors in the back of the 

"Certainly. I'm in there, and I know a lot of 
people on the list." 

Why do you donate money to the symphony?" 

Dr. Philip P. Zinsmeister 

"Because a great symphony is an important asset for 
this city. And I love the music. It's as simple as that." 

"Well, yes," the administrator mused. "But that list 
of donors is a measure of the gap between the tick- 
et price you pay and the real cost of putting on the 
concert. Like colleges, the cost is greater than the 
price, and donations have to make up the differ- 
ence. I know you love movies, too. Why don't you 
also donate money to your favorite movie studios?" 

"Because they make enough money as it is-and the 
movie stars make an obscene amount." 

"Exactly. The $9 you pay for a movie ticket is 
enough to support movie star and movie executive 
salaries and provide profits for the theater opera- 
tors, the distributors and the shareholders with stu- 
dio stock. But the $40 you pay to see the sympho- 
ny only goes part of the way to making that non- 
profit entity break even." 

"Of course, that's because a movie is seen by 
millions around the globe and mass produced and 
re-produced. ' 

"That's just my point. The media that can be mass 
produced — a movie, a magazine, a mass-market 
book, even a CD of your beloved symphony — can 
take advantage of technology and an economy ot 
scale and be marketed inexpensively and turn a 
profit. But other kinds of experiences that depend 
on live performance in a small venue — the theatre, 
the symphony, the ballet, the art museum, and I 
daresay, the college classroom — cannot be mass 
marketed without changing what makes them valu- 
able in the first place." 

"Well, yes. I certainly understand that private dona- 
tions and foundations support cultural missions that 
can't thrive in the free market. But that doesn't mean 
that they don't need to manage costs efficiently." 

"Point taken. Non-profits have learned a lot from 
the business world and continue to do so. It's just 
that the cost structures and values underlying your 

tennis lesson and symphony concert remind us that 
the values of higher education are not so arcane. 
There is no substitute for close personal interaction 
with the people you want to learn from, and as 
wonderful as instructional videos, CDs and movies 
are, they don't wholly duplicate the experience of 
live performance and engagement. Higher educa- 
tion provides experiences and preserves cultural val- 
ues that only widespread support from governments 
and philanthropists can sustain. I think we need 
more conversations like this, and we in education 
need to do a better job of explaining the complex 
value ot the experience college offers. Good luck 
working on your serve." 

Longtime Biology Professor 
Retires from Oglethorpe 

Dr. Philip P Zinsmeister, Oglethorpe University professor of biol- 
ogy, announced his retirement this year. He has been a mem- 
ber of the Oglethorpe faculty since 1973, where he taught a 
variety of courses in the areas of genetics and cell biology. 

Zinsmeister was a major contributor in the development of the 
biological science portion of the current core curhculum at 
Oglethorpe. He is author or co-author of a number of research 
articles on insect development and in the field of neuroscience, 
and he was chair of the Science Division for seven years. In 
1993-94 he was a Fulbnght Scholar in Belize. In 1995 he 
received the Lu Thomasson Garrett Award for Meritorious 
Teaching. He is also a recipient of the 2005 School Bell Award, 
and he was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa in 1997. 

Zinsmeister says his years at Oglethorpe have repeatedly 
shown the benefits of working in the small college environ- 
ment. "I am deeply grateful for the productive and personally 
fulfilling relations I have established and maintained with a 
great many students and with faculty from all academic 
disciplines," he says. 

We at Oglethorpe wish Dr. Zinsmeister all the best as he 
enters the next chapter of his very accomplished life. 











news ^ events 

Save the Date 

For a complete calendar of events, please visit (keyword: news). 


April 18: Playreaders: Spinning into Butter by Rebecca 
Gilman, Emerson Student Center, 7 p.m. 

April 23-24: After Eros. Maureen Fleming, Conant Performing 
Arts Center, 8 p.m. and 2 p.m. Contains nudity. 


May 2: Conversations with Playwrights: Exploding the Limits 
of Form with Amy Wheeler, Emerson Student Center, 7 p.m. 

May 7: Oglethorpe University Commencement, Academic 
Quadrangle, 9 a.m. 

May 9-12: 2005 Men's Division III NCAA National Golf 
Tournament, hosted by Oglethorpe. The Mission Inn Resort in 
Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. Alumni reception on May 10 at 7 p.m. 

May 22: Last day of exhibit. Masterpieces from European 
Artist Colonies (1830-1930) from Public and Private European 
Art Collections, OUMA. 

May 23: Stormy Petrel Golf Classic, St. Mario Country Club, 
10:30 a.m. shotgun start. 


Caddy Daddy Coaches Daughter 

in the Love of the Game 

By Emily Gantert '07 

Jim Owen, Oglethorpe's men and women's golf coach, is not 
only a golfer, a coach, a husband and father, but to 8-year-old 
daughter Michaela, he's "Caddy Daddy." 

Ogietliorpe golf coach Jim Owen, evaluates 8-year-old daughter 
Michaela 's shot 

Jim Owen has been coaching at Oglethorpe for 23 years, long 
before Michaela was born. She grew up around his teams, eventu- 
ally developing an interest in golf, saying it "looked easy" Owen 
bought his daughter her first club, but little did he know she would 
develop a love, and talent, for the sport. 

Like any good caddy, Owen offers his daughter tips on the 
course. "He tells me to work on my chipping, pitching and 
putting, but I like to hit my driver," Michaela says. Owen is 
grateful for his daughter's interest in golf, as it gives them 
plenty of father-daughter time. 

What's the best thing about being a girl who plays golf? 
Michaela says she likes picking out golf shoes. According to 
Coach Owen, Michaela hit "the hght sport at the right time." 
Not only is women's golf growing at Oglethorpe, but nationally 
as well. Michelle Wie, Michaela's favorite player, is a 15-year- 
old playing on LPGA tours. 

Though Michaela has only been playing for about a year on 
the US Kids gids tour, she's already qualified for the tour 
championship and played in the regional championship in 
February. Her hope is to qualify for the US Kids wodd champi- 
onship, and she's also set some serious long-term goals: "I 
want to play a tournament in Hawaii when I get older," 

Keep an eye out for Michaela and US Kids Golf on ESPN, 
which covers their regional, national and wodd champi- 
onships. Find out more by visiting: 

W98 Nobel Peace Prize winner 

John Hume meets with Oglethorpe 

students in February. 

OUMA Displays European Artist 
Colony Paintings 

The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art is hosting a one-time- 
only exhibit through May 22, 2005, displaying masterpieces 
from the famous European artist colonies of the mid-1 9th and 
early 20th centuries. The 70 artist colony paintings from seven 
European countries have never before been exhibited in the 
United States. 

Artist colonies are credited with changing the tradition of western 
painting by moving artists out of the studio and into nature, as 
they worl<ed in the open air. This shift led to the development of 
other significant art movements such as impressionism, realism, 
symbolism, surrealism and expressionism. 

The 70 artist colony paintings are gathered from 23 private 
and public collections in seven European countries. OUMA 
visitors will see significant works of art from 1 8 artist 
colonies in seven European counthes, including works by 
Camille Corot, Anne Anchor, Camille Pisarro, Paul Klee, Paul 
Serusier, Marianne Werefkin, Herman Hesse, Alexej von 
Jawlensky, Chades-Frangois Daubigny, Emile Bernard and 
Otto Modersohn. 

Nobel Prize Winner Visits Oglethorpe 

1998 Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume visited the 
Oglethorpe campus in February. He began his Atlanta tour at 
Oglethorpe with members of the Social Democratic and 
Labour Party of Ireland, speaking to a large audience in the 
Earl Dolive Theater of the Philip Weltner Library. Hume 
received the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in securing 
the 1998 Good Friday peace agreement in Northern Ireland. 
Following the example of his hero Martin Luther King, Jr., 
Hume organized a civil rights movement for Catholics in his 
hometown of Derry in Northern Ireland. He went on to found 
and lead the Social Democratic and Labour Party and recently 
retired from both the European and British Parliaments. He 
was also awarded the 1999 Martin Luther King Award for 
Non-Violence and the 2001 Gandhi Peace Prize. 

Power Brokers 

Beginning in January 2005, the painting A Meeting in Time 
was displayed In partnership with the Oglethorpe University 
Museum of Art. A Meeting in Time depicts 20th century 
Presidents of the United States gathered in the cross halls of 
the White House. The 1 3 x 20 foot canvas is a masterpiece by 
the Bulgarian artist, Rossin. The work took nearly four years to 

Living in his native Bulgaria when inspired to take on this 
massive project, Rossin 's goal was to create a piece that was 
historically significant. "Every gesture, every pose, says some- 
thing about each president," Rossin says. "So you see them 
gathered together for a brief moment in the White House, but 
they are individuals, a mixture of characters and political par- 
ties. It is a portrait of a century and of 18 men sharing the 
same spirit, despite their differences. Never in art history has 
something been done like this before." For more information 
about the artist, visit 








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From left: President Larry Large. Harry Frazer '89 and Lyndyn 
Frazer visit with Bud Salamone at tlie second annual John 
Salamone soccer tournament which honors Bud's son. an 
Oglethorpe alumnus who died in tlie World Trade Center terrorist 
attacks. More than 80 alumni and current students participated 
in this year's tournament 

Drew FIndling '81 renews acquaintances with Ellen Heckler O'Herlihy 
'82 and Maureen Robinson '83. 

Hello Mudciah, Hello Faddah 

Parents Weekend 2004 drew more than 200 parents of cur- 
rent students to the Oglethorpe campus, one of the largest 
turnouts to date. Parents were treated to a fall concert by 
the University Singers, men's and women's soccer team 
victories over Millsaps College and a basketball jamboree, 
which featured a free throw contest for a chance to win a 
year's free tuition. Parents met with President Larry Large to 
discuss campus issues such as the new residence halls and 
Oglethorpe athletics. They also attended faculty lectures and 
were special guests at the Oglethorpe Museum of Art and 
Night of the Arts student exhibition. For information about the 
next Parents Weekend, visit or email 
crobinson@oglethorpe . edu . 

Oglethorpe alum Eugene Agoshkov delivers the news to Russian 

Just the Facts, Ma'am: Oglethorpe 
Alum Delivers the News in Russia 

Oglethorpe alumnus Eugene Agoshkov says being recognized 
on the street is just one perk of his television career at 
Russian Channel One, Moscow. The "Russian IVlatt Lauer" 
also experiences the excitement of reporting breaking news 
on the air, traveling to far-flung locations and covering impor- 
tant stories, such as anti-terrorist operations in Chechnya. 

Agoshkov began his career seven years ago, when he was 
offered a job with the Russian news agency while completing an 
internship at CNN Atlanta. In 1996 and 1997 he attended 
Oglethorpe as a Georgia Rotary scholar Moving up from an editor 
to a con-espondent to his current job as a news anchor, Agoshkov 
has covered many exciting stories. The anti-terrorist story in 
Chechnya subjected him and his crew to military fighting, as they 
tried to report the story in the midst of automatic gunfire and 
grenade explosions. Also memorable, for perhaps more sublime 
reasons, was a documentary he made in Switzerland. His cam- 
eraman doubled as a mountain skiing instructor 

Agoshkov says his favorite class at Oglethorpe was Public 
Speaking with professors Dempsey and Swan. "It was inter- 
esting and challenging," he says. "It was precise information 
and precise skills, and I use the knowledge and experience I 
got there almost every day." 

A Ne' 

The Alumni Office, Stuart Herman '50 and Elsie Adier hosted 
a reception for our New York City-area alumni in March. 
More than 40 people came out for an evening with fellov/ 
Petrels and received the latest on campus happenings from 
Oglethorpe President Larry Large. 


From left: Monica Flares '99, Patricia Curtis BonieKoe 98. Aimee 
Thrasher-Hanson '98 and Lance Ozier '01 enjoy an Oglethorpe 
reception for New York Clt]'-area alumni. 

Oglethorpe President Larry Large chats with New )c ' 
reception co-host Stuart Herman '50. 

building Oglethorpe 














Get a Room! 

By Erica Rountree 

Finally, a dorm room where you can get away 
from it all, including your roommates! Oglethorpe 
University is in the midst of constructing brand- 
new residence halls featuring private bedrooms 
and apartment-like amenities, which school offi- 
cials hope new students will be excited to call 
home during their college experience. 

The introduction of individual bedrooms follows 
a national trend toward increased privacv on 
college campuses. The four-story building, which 
is being constructed in Oglethorpe's collegiate 
Gothic style, will be home to 160 students. 
"Students strongly requested buildings that look 
like Oglethorpe's Academic Quad," says Timothy 
Doyle, Oglethorpe's dean of students and vice 
president for student affairs. "The new building 

will have our traditional granite fagade with a con- 
temporary, 21st century interior." 

Suites include four private bedrooms, two bath- 
rooms, a living room and kitchen area. Each floor 
includes common spaces with levels designated for 
meeting, study or recreation purposes, with student 
resident assistants living on each floor. The building 
was available for walk-through tours during Alumni 
Weekend, April 1-3, and is scheduled to open in 
late July. 

This year, Oglethorpe freshmen were required for 
the first time to live on campus unless they live at 
home with parents. Next year, this same require- 
ment will extend to sophomores. "Internal research 
and outside 'best practices' indicate that students 
who live on campus, particularly as underclassmen, 
are more successful overall," says Doyle. The new 
residence hall, with the live-on requirement, is 
intended to improve campus life as students live, 
work and play together. 

"Our fine academic program can only reach 
those who come here, and prospective students 
need to find a place where they can sec them- 
selves tor the next four years," says Oglethorpe 
President Larry Large. 

Jeff Morrison of Gardner, Spencer, Smith, 
Tench & Hensley, P.C. is the university's archi- 
tect, and Choate Construction is responsible for 
building the new residence hall. Visit the 
Oglethorpe Web site at to 
view conceptual drawings of the building interi- 
or and exterior. 

The Petrel Challenge 
Buildings around Oglethorpe 

1 . Oglethorpe University's "famed" medical school 
was housed in which building? 

a) Faith Hall 

b) Goslin Hall 

c) Philip Weltner Library 

d) Lupton Hall 

2. Oglethorpe University's indoor swimming pool was 
located in which building? 

a) Emerson Student Center 

b) Goodman Hall 

c) MacConnell Gate House 

d) Lupton Hall 

3. What building on campus was once an 
elementary school? 

a) Jim Cherry 

b) Dorough Field House 

c) Emerson Student Center 

d) Jacobs Resident Hall 

4. The Crypt of Civilization is located in which building? 

a) MacConnell Gate House 

b) Lupton Hall 

c) Philip Weltner Library 

d) Phoebe Hearst Hall 

5. What is the name of Oglethorpe University's baseball 


a) Alumni Field 

b) Anderson Field 

c) Petrel Field 

d) Does not have a name 

6. Several Oglethorpe University faculty members had 
apartments in which building? 

a) Alumni Residence Hall 

b) Dempsey Residence Hall 

c) Faith Hall 

d) Lupton Hall 

7. Georgia Shakespeare originally performed where? 

a) J. Mack Robinson Hall 

b) Lanier House 

c) Lupton Hall 

d) Oglethorpe University's soccer field 

8. Oglethorpe University's famous "cat professor" once 
lived on the upper floor of? 

a) Goslin Hall 

b) Library 

c) Lupton Hall 

d) Phoebe Hearst Hall 

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Communication is Key to Strong 
Alumni Relations 

Dear Alumni: 

Since I joined the Alumni Association Board in July 
2003, we have organized our committee structure and 
set specific goals to better meet the needs of 
Oglethorpe alumni. As the first-ever vice president for 
communications on the board, my concerns focus on 
the relationships betw^een the association and alumni 
(all of whom automatically become members upon 
graduation) and between alumni and the university. 
One of my responsibilities is to serve on the editorial 
board for 777? Carillon. I can share with you my goal 
that, while this magazine is not strictly an alumni 
publication, the interests of alumni will be featured in 
its pages every fall and spring. Over the summer and 
during the holidays, look for OU Running Briefi in 
your mailbox. I hope you will find this summary of 
news from the university a great complement to the 
profiles and essays in The Carillon. 

Both The Carillon and the OU Running Briefi wiW 
report on Oglethorpe alumni events. Actually planning 
those events, though, had been daunted by a maga- 
zine's production schedule. Now they are announced 
through the Oglethorpe E-News that alumni receive at 

Claire Davis, Director of Annual Giving 
Previous; Director of Reunion Giving, The 
Westminster Schools 

Education: University of the South, Sewanee, B.A. 
Membership: CASE Professional Member 
Spouse; Whit Davis 

the end of each month. This update, just for alum- 
ni, doubles as a way to send your thoughts to the 
alumni office staff The staff can then communi- 
cate your requests to the board's events committee, 
who can plan better Oglethorpe alumni events. 

Some results of this communication and planning 
range from a reinvigorated Young Alumni Club to 
a more memorable Golden Petrel Celebration, not 
to mention an '80s Reunion Weekend that atten- 
dees will still be talking about when they are 
Golden Petrels! These interactions keep us vital, 
which is why I would encourage any of you who 
are not receiving E-News to sign up by sending an 
email to 

Your thoughts are vital to the board and to the 
university. The choices and challenges Oglethorpe 
will face will require great thinkers and great writ- 
ers to serve as great volunteers. I urge each of you 
to consider and discuss with any board member 
how your experience and interests might be of 
service to our alma mater. 

Best regards, 

David Ross '93 

Vice President for Communications, 

Oglethorpe National Alumni Association 


Celebrating Oglethorpe's Fifteenth 

In the spring of 1999, Dr. Larry Denton 
Large came to Oglethorpe as our 1 5th presi- 
dent. In his time as president, he has lived 
the Oglethorpe motto, "to make a life, make 
a living, and make a difference. " 

Under his leadership, Oglethorpe has posi- 
tioned itself to fidfill its vision of being the 
leading liberal arts institution in the 
Southeast. His visible presence in the 
Atlanta and higher education communities, 
two years of record numbers of applications, 
and his commitment to improving the lives 
of our students (as illustrated in this issue), 
prepare the university to serve better the stu- 
dents of today and tomorrow. 

The following pages contain a letter from 
Dk Large and photos of friends and events 
from years past. 

As Dr Large and his wife, Marsha, prepare 
to retire to their home in Oregon, the entire 
Oglethorpe community joins in celebrating 
President Large's years at Oglethorpe and in 
wishing them every happiness in the future. 

Marsha and Larry Large standing with Coucher de 
Soleil (Setting Sun), a painting by Aiigiiste-Joseph 
Delessard from 1893, on loan from Mairie de 
Grez-sur-Loing, at the Oglethorpe University Aluseiim 
of Art's Masterpieces from European .\rtist Colonies, 















m^ke ^ life 

A Message From Dr. Large 

When I announced last October my decision to 
retire in August, I promised that I would be fully 
engaged in Oglethorpe University through the 
remainder of my tenure. Indeed that has been and 
continues to be the case. 

As I contemplate what I want to say to you in 
this, my last published letter as president, I find 
that I want to share with you my pride in what 
we have accomplished and my thoughts about the 


Dr. John Nardo, Associate Professor of Matliematics, 
receives the Lu Thomasson Garrett Award for 
Meritorious Teaching from Dr. Large at the 2003 
Commencement Cerernony. 


The beautiful Oglethorpe campus and our students 
have benefited from a number of facilities improve- 
ments. Robinson Hall is an award-winning project 
that transformed what was arguably the ugliest and 
most useless building in Atlanta into a space that 
supports our academic mission and is also a source 
of great pride. We owe a special thanks to its name- 
sake, J. Mack Robinson, as well to the Woodruff 
Foundation and other donors whose gifts made this 
possible, including some who choose to remain 

Lupton Auditorium, one of the oldest and most 
historic locations on the campus, underwent a 
renovation, largely funded by the Rich Foundation, 
that not only restored its aesthetic appeal but also 
provided the technology required in performance 
spaces today. Likewise, with the support of the 
Chair of the Board of Trustees, Warren Jobe, and 
his wife Sally, the Georgia Power Foundation, the 
Hearst Foundation and several other donors, a 
number of classrooms in Hearst Hall were 

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Dr. Large greets the Class of 2008 during Freshman 
Convocation last fall in Conant. 

Dr. Large luith Trustees Belle Turner Lynch '6L 
Warren Jobe and Harald Hansen. 

foundation that, together, we have built. I arrived 
at Oglethorpe with high hopes and ambitious 
goals, and I know that all of you share those 
ambitions. As I look now to Oglethorpe's future, 
I am encouraged by the directions we have set and 
the momentum that is building. 

renovated and outfitted with the kind of technology 
that our professors need for today's pedagogy. 

A few years ago we set out to identify the needs 
and expectations of current and prospective stu- 
dents. Our extensive research led to a strategic plan, 
a campus master plan and an athletic strategic plan. 
As a result of these efforts, two new residence halls 
and a campus center were planned. The first of the 
residence halls is currently under construction-on 
time and on budget-and will be occupied by 

Oglethorpe students in August 2005. Plans for 
the campus center are continuing, with the 
necessary space and design elements identified 
and the initial fundraising under way, thanks to 
commitments from several trustees, alumni and 
other friends. At the same time, another need we 
identified in our planning is currently being 
remedied with the installation of a new hard- 
wood playing floor and other improvements in 
Dorough Field House, thanks once again to 

Dr. Large with Bany D. Lynch, Dr. Philip 
Zinsmeister, and Dr. Douglas McFarland before 
hitting the green at the 2003 Stormy Petrel Classic. 

Bill Harrell, Dr. Large and James P. Kelley '83 take 
a break from the 2004 Stormy Petrel Golf Classic. 

Warren and Sally Jobe, whose challenge gift has 
stimulated additional donations to make this 
project possible. In addition to physical plant 
improvements, the past few years have also been 
a time of repositioning the university in the mar- 
ket for students and donors. With the help ot our 
marketing department, a professional consultant 

and a committee of dedicated trustees and 
alumni, we have developed an eloquent statement of 
our promise to our students, a clear statement of our 
vision for the future, a consistent look and message 
for our internal and external communications and 
an integrated marketing plan. 

The marketing initiative is only one way in which 
trustees have been increasingly engaged in the life 
of the university. The work of another group of 
trustees, the Buildings and Grounds Committee, 
has been vital to the success of campus master plan- 
ning, converting the Windsor Parkway property to 
endowment and overseeing negotiations for the 
development oi the Inn at Oglethorpe to be built 
on the Peachtree Road side of the campus. Our 
Board of Trustees is firmly dedicated to providing 
for Oglethorpe's present needs and for improving its 
kirure. Today, our board understands Oglethorpe 
more fully and is more committed than at any time 
in its past to our mission, our facult}' and our stu- 
dents. Our alumni are also more fullv involved in 

Former professors Phil Palmer and Keith Baker speak 
with Dr. Large during Alumni Weekend 2003. 

the life of the universit}'. More than 50 percent of 
our trustees now come from the ranks of Oglethorpe 
alumni, and alumni are being challenged bv their 
peers to support theit alma mater in increasing 
numbers. Indeed, this magazine. The Carillon, is 
one outcome of the marketing plan and of increased 
alumni engagement with their university-. 








Z)r. and Mrs. Large are joined by Edgar Lansbwy 
and Louise Peabody at a fundraiser for the 
Oglethorpe University Museum of Art. 

Finally, the class of 2008 and the curtent record- 
setting number of applicants for the class of 2009 
speak to the appeal of Oglethorpe, the city of 
Atlanta, and the education we offer for extraordi- 
nary students. Our students seek an educational 
experience that goes tar beyond mere job prepara- 
tion and indeed is, in the final analysis, the very 

Dr. Large celebrates Oglethorpe Day 2004 1 
a Lupton Hall cake for students. 

' cutting 

to you and its importance in your life. Come enjoy 
Alumni and Parents Weekends! View one-of-a-kind 
exhibits on display at the Oglethorpe University 
Museum of Art or turn out to support the Stormy 
Petrels. And become a donor to the Oglethorpe 
Fund or increase your gift to reflect your level of 
support — your gifts make a difference. 

Dr. Large recognizes Dr. William O. Shropshire at a 
di>inerfor the Nescit Cedere Heritage Society. 

Contributions from our alumni and friends also 
encourage foundations to support the university. 
As I look to Oglethorpe's future, I am excited by what 
see. With an outstanding faculty, terrific students, an 
energetic staff, an engaged and committed Board of 
Trustees, increasing recognition of the value of our 
alumni, and with your support, there is no limit to 

best form of preparation for making a living, while 
also making a life and making a difference. 
I encourage you to step forward and become more 
a part of the excitement generated by this momen- 
tum. Increase your support for Oglethorpe. Help 
recruit students in your communit)' by telling 
them about this extraordinary place, what it means 

Dk Large chats with Dr. Cassandra Copeland 

and Marvin Austin '02 (MBA '04) at last year's 
Stomp the Lawn. 

Dr. Large cungratuLites Kelly Ahitysik 0-i 
during last year's commencement. 

what the future can hold. With all who love 
Oglethorpe working together, we have the power 
to realize our vision of being the most outstanding 
liberal arts institution in the Southeast. Marsha and 
I may be watching from a distance as we enjoy 
rejoining our family on the West Coast, but that 

Dk Large chats with Diane Baker '77, National 
Alumni Association Board President, during 
Alumni Weekend 2003. 

distance will not diminish my interest in 
Oglethorpe's future or my certainty that the future 
is bright indeed for this outstanding, historic 
institution. I will always be an outspoken support- 
er of this terrific place that I have been so proud 
to call home these past six years. 



Dr. Lawrence Schall 

Dr. Lawrence Schall Named 16th 
President ot Oglethorpe 

Dr. Lawrence Schall, J.D., Ed.D., will become the 
6th president of Oglethorpe University on July 1, 
2005. Schall was vice president for administration 
at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and co- 
director of the Executive Doctorate Program in 
Higher Education Management at the Universin.' 
of Pennsylvania. Schall succeeds Dr. Larr\' D. 
Large, who announced his retirement last October. 

"Oglethorpe is an extraordinary' institution with a 
long, rich past and a brilliant future," says Schall. 
"That future rests on a resolute commitment to 
connect students who come to Oglethorpe with a 
passion for learning and a belief that they can 
make a difference in the world. We will realize this 
mission with a faculty second to none in its ability' 
to teach, transform and prepare young men and 
women to be citizens of the world. Nothing is 
more important for America today than to pro- 
duce broadly educated citizens who will participate 
fully in their communities, and no education is 
better suited to that purpose than one grounded in 
the liberal arts. An Oglethorpe education teaches 
one to be both versatile and courageous." 

Schall holds his undergraduate degree from 
Swarthmore and his Juris Doctor and Ed.D. from 
the Universin' of Pennsylvania. He is a former civil 
rights law\'er who returned to his alma mater 14 
years ago. At Swarthmore, he was in\olved in 
almost every area of universirv management 
including admissions, strategic planning and capi- 
tal projects, student affairs, communit}' relations 
and ftind raising. 

"The presidential search committee has brought a 
great leader to Oglethorpe, and ever}'one associated 
with the university is thrilled that Lart}' Schall will 
become the next president, " said Larr\- Large, 
current president. 

Schall and his wife, Betr\- Londergan, a writer, 
have four children. 













Georgia Shakespeare 
Celebrates 20th Anniversary 
Season at Oglethorpe 

Professional Company Gives OU Students ttie 
insiders' Tour of Theatre 

By Stacey Colosa Lucas 

Marketing Director, Georgia Shakespeare 

Some Oglethorpe alumni might remember Georgia 
Shakespeare as the theater company that pitched a 
tent on campus every summer to perform the works 
of Shakespeare and other classic authors. Others 
might remember the construction of the Conant 
Performing Arts Center just past Philip Weltner 
Library. Still, others might remember sitting in the 
Conant Performing Arts Center as part of "Fresh 
Focus" and watching Georgia Shakespeare's profes- 
sional acting company perform "Macbeth" or 
"Romeo and Juliet." 

Whatever the memory, for the past 20 years, 
Georgia Shakespeare has co-existed and thrived 
along with the faculty, staff and students of 
Oglethorpe University. 

Founded in 1986 by Kirby McLain Anderson, 
Robert Watson and Richard Garner, Georgia 
Shakespeare began as a small summer theater 

Park Kraussen 
and Brad Sherrlll 
in Georgia 
"What the Butler 
Saw. " Photo by 
Bill DeLoach. 

Ricfiard Garner 

company that produced two plays under a tent 
in the sweltering Georgia heat. "We didn't have 
a permanent home back then," says Garner, who 
currently serves as Producing Artistic Director. 
"Former President Dr. Manning Pattillo said we 
could pitch a tent in the summer and gave us some 
office space and phone lines. We figured 'why not?' 
and a professional theater company was born." 

For the first few years, Georgia Shakespeare per- 
formed two plays in rotating repertory from June 
through August. Soon, the repertory was expanded 
to three plays, the majority of which were written 
by Shakespeare, although other classic authors, such 
as Moliere, began to be thrown into the mix as well. 

Today, Georgia Shakespeare is a $L5 million pro- 
fessional theater company performing the works of 
Shakespeare and other enduring authors with the 
Conant Performing Arts Center as its performance 
home. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has called 
the festival "as much a part of Atlanta as the light- 
ing of Rich's Great Tree at Christmas or the running 
of the Peachtree Road Race." 

"Repertory is extremely demanding," Garner says. 
"You need a company of actors who have mastered 
a wide range of- acting styles and who can tackle any 
challenge you throw at them. Mix that with the 
challenges of performing under a tent during a 
Georgia summer, and you realize you need the 
creme de la creme of Atlanta's acting community in 
order to produce high quality theater. " 

The creme de la creme of Atlanta's acting commu- 
nity is what Garner has nurtured over the past 20 
years. In an effort to keep Atlanta's most versatile 
actors working in the city, Garner created the 
Associate Artist program in 1992. 

"I believe providing fresh and demanding artistic chal- 
lenges, as well as living wages, are essential in keeping 
top caliber talent anchored in Adanta," he says. 


Marni Penning and Daniel May in Georgia 
Shakespeare 's "Macbeth. " Photo by Bill DeLoach. 

Georgia Shakespeare's Associate Artists are a group 
of actors and artistic staff who have contributed 
their talents to the company for a minimum ot six 
years. The Associate Artist program was formed 
not only as a means of guaranteeing regular work 
for these senior artists, but also to create an infor- 
mal "think tank" of consultants who actively con- 
tribute to Georgia Shakespeare's final product. 

Because of this philosophy, many of Atlanta's finest 
actors found they could settle in Georgia, buy a 
home and, perhaps, raise a family. According to 
Georgia Shakespeare's newly appointed education 
director and 16-year acting veteran Allen O'Reilly, 
Garner's dedication to building an artistic home 
for actors has changed his life. 

"It's important for artists to have a place where we 
feel secure and, at the same time, are challenged 
to improve our craft," O'Reilly says. "Richard's 
Associate Artist program provides a good number 

of Atlanta artists with that luxury. Although many 
of us perform on many stages throughout Atlanta 
each year, we always return to our artistic home: 
Georgia Shakespeare." 

O'Reilly's artistic home has taken on new meaning, 
as he has been recently hired to head up Georgia 
Shakespeare's award-winning educational programs. 
In this role, O'Reilly will oversee one of the compa- 
ny's most significant 20th anniversary initiatives: 
launching the new elementan,' tour this fall, thus 
expanding the company's award-winning outreach 
programs, which have reached more than 500,000 
students since 1988. 

In addition to bringing the classics to Georgia's 
young audiences, Georgia Shakespeare is also a 
training ground for young actors, many of whom 
receive their first professional job through Georgia 
Shakespeare's summer internship program. Former 
Georgia Shakespeare acting interns include Alias 
star Jennifer Garner { 1 996) as well as Oglethorpe 
alumnus Jessie Dougherry 03 (2000), who is now 
co-artistic director of Atlanta's Relativit)^ Theatre. 
Oglethorpe Universit}' senior Jesse Hinson 05 has 
completed two summer acting intern programs and 
was cast in last fall's production of "Macbeth." 

Georgia Shakespeare's 20th anniversary- season 
be2;ins June 1 with its Summer Festival at the 
Conant Performing Arts Center, which culminates 
on August 8. In keeping with traditions that blos- 
somed during the "tent vears," patrons mav arrive 
early, picnic on the landscaped grounds, and enjoy 
pre-show entertainment before entering the theater 
for the performance, thus creating the festival 
atmosphere upon which Georgia Shakespeare was 

Find information about Georgia Shakespeare bv 
visiting or calling (404) 
264-0020. Those interested in volunteering mav 
call (404) 504-3404. 












reading mom 

What are people on campus reading? Find out by 
visiting the Carillon Reading Room. To contribute to 
the next issue and share your literary insights, contact 
Mark DeLong at 

Heath Coleman '95 

Director of Conference and Event Planning 

The Battle for God by Karen Armstrong 
Karen Armstrong's exploration of the rise of 
fundamentalism in the worlds major religions is 
perhaps her most insightful book yet. Tracing fun- 
damentalism to its roots in Christianity, Judaism 
and Islam, Armstrong shows through exhaustive 
research that fundamentalism is a reaction to the 
spiritual crisis many feel in the modern, secular 
age. The Battle for God is the perfect blend of 
history, sociology and spirituality. 

1,000 Places to See before You Die: A Traveler's Life 
Listhy Patricia Schulcz 

This New York Times bestseller is the quintessential 
traveler's guide to the world. Want to take a vaca- 
tion but haven't a clue where to go? This is the 
book for you! You will find everything from the 
Highland Games at Braemar to the Ngorongoro 
Crater in Africa, the Hagia Sophia in Turkey to 
Glacier National Park in Montana. So, how many 
places have you seen? 

50 Jobs Worse Than Yours bv lustin Racz 
This inspirational (tongue-in-cheek) book will 
make you truly thankful for the job you have. 
Illustrating the hazards of being a Sherpa or 
Saddam Hussein's body double, 50 /i^^j' breaks 
everything down in such categories as Benefits, 
Drawbacks, Dress Code, Salary, Fame and 
Education. This one should be on everyone's 

Kate E. Fitzpatrick '01 
University Receptionist 

Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreelaiul 

In Girl, Vreeland traces the history of a "lost" 

Vermeer painting, leading us further into the past 

with every chapter. Owner by owner, the girl takes 
on many faces: blushing lost love, friend, silent wit- 
ness to a private pain, until we are presented with 
the girl herself and discover the passion behind her 
enigmatic gaze. This book is perfect for anyone who 
loves to read but doesn't have a lot of time, each 
chapter a perfect piece of prose unto itself 

Into Thill Airhv jnn Krakauer 
A first-person account of the Everest tragedy in 
1996, Into Thin Air an instant classic in the 
true adventure genre upon publication. Admittedly, 
I knew very little of mountaineering when I picked 
this up, but Krakauer knows his audience, bringing 
his story to life with unflinching honesty, even as it 
adds to his own sense of survivor's guilt. Almost 10 
years later, this convergence of misplaced ambition, 
bad weather, and, in the case of some, worse judg- 
ment, still haunts me. 

The Giver bv Lois Lowit 

Written for the pre-teen set (and winner of the 
Newberry Medal for children's literature in 1994), 
this book is a must read for all. Told through the 
eyes of Jonas, a 12-year-old boy. The G/z-'fr chal- 
lenges us to carefully weigh the merits of a "perfect 
world. " This book is a quick read with brilliant 
characterization and a very powerkil theme. 

Join your fellow book lovers at the O! Book Club, led 
by various OU faculty members. The club meets twice 
a year on the Oglethorpe campus. For more informa- 
tion, visit or call the Alumni 
Office at 404-364-8443. 

Noting Their Success 

By Mark DeLong '03 
With Barb Henry '85 

Dorian: a mode of the major musical scale, character- 
ized by simplicity' and solemnity. 

Dorian Software: founded by a liberal arts giaduate, char- 
acterized by old-fashioned values and modern products. 

Robert A. Milford '99 loves the technical aspect of 
music, having studied music theory and composition 
at Oglethorpe University. When he started a software 
company, it made perfect sense to honor his love of 
music in the midst of more technical pursuits. 

Dorian Software took root in Jacobs 23, Milford's 
Upper Quad residence, nearly 10 years ago. From his 
quad-side room, Milford built his company with help 
from many in the OU community. His freshman 
roommate, Matthew White '99, is Dorian's chief 
operating officer and vice president of marketing. 

The company's origins can be traced to 1996, when 
Milford took a work-study position in the IT 
department. Under the watch ot Virginia Tomlinson 
'93, former director of information technology. 

Matthew White (left) and Robert Milford visit the 
OU dorm room where Dorian Software was born. 

Milford developed a system to deliver faxes to indi- 
vidual computers on campus. 

In 1997, Milford created Event Archiver to collect 
and consolidate event log files and shared the soft- 
ware with Oglethorpe. To this day, he offers free use 
of his software to OU. Milford graduated with an 
individually planned major in computer and music 
theory and a solid framework for his entrepreneurial 

Dorian has grown tremendously since its days in 
Jacobs Hall. Its offerings have expanded from Event 
Archiver to include four main programs toda\-, three 
of which are bundled into the Event Log Management 
Suite, named Editor's Choice last November by 
Windows IT Pro magazine. 

Dorian's business increased after the tetrorist attacks 
on Sept. 1 1, 2001, when companies were looking to 
boost their network security. Dorian gains business 
from government regulations, such as HIPAA in the 
healthcare industrv and the recent Sarbanes-Oxlev, 
which place substantial auditing burdens on public 

"We get inquiries daily about compliance issues," 
says White, who keeps busy reading to stay current 
on regulatory compliance issues and jargon. "A lib- 
eral arts education is almost a necessity- in today's 
economy lor people who wear multiple hats." 

White majored in communications with an interest in 
the law. A business law course, taught b\- Tad Ransopher 
helped him understand the legal world, while a business 
communications course, taught bv .Anne Rosenthal, 
helped him learn to communicate effectryelv. 

"If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, ^'ou cant 
be single-laceted," Miltord said. "You have to have a 
combination ol skills, including business writins; and 
a strong creative side as well. A liberal arts degree fos- 
ters those skills much better than a technical degree." 

To learn more about Dori.m, \isit w%\ 














d^ss notes 

Building a Legacy at Ogletliorpe 

Oglethorpe has taught generations of students to make 
a life, make a living and make a difference. Some 
families have generations of alumni, forming an 
Oglethorpe legacy family. Below, three legacy families 
share their Oglethorpe experience. 

Love Was in the Air: The Flammer Family 

Bill '62 and Joan Womack '64 Flammer met during 
Joan's first week at Oglethorpe back in 1960. "My 
roommate and his roommate started dating," Joan 
said. "That's how we got to know each other." 1 , 2 

"Oh," Bill remarks, "she spotted me before that!" 

"You keep believing that," Joan chides her husband. 

Bill and Joans son, also Bill '90, "wanted no part of 
Oglethorpe" when he was looking at colleges, 
according to Joan. "It was too close to the city." 
After two years at Furman, their son Bill transferred 
to Oglethorpe, where he met his future wife, Carol 
Morgan '89. 3, 4 

"I was the only female resident assistant on the 
men's quad," Carol explains. "Bill will swear that I 
am the one that checked him into his room. Funny, 
I don't remember that part." 

She does remember Bill and his friends from her 
duty nights. "They used to sit outside in the 
evening playing banjos and being rowdy. I had to 
tell them to be quiet on several occasions." 

"One of Bill's friends kept asking me out," Carol 
says. "I finally told the friend that I wasn't interest- 
ed in him, but that I would consider going out 
with Bill." 

Bill and Carol's son, William "Forrest" Flammer, 
turned 6 in February. No word yet on his college of 

Tall Tales: The Bartenfeld Family 

Carrie Bartenfeld Wilson '89 vividly remembers 
her grandparents, Thomas '24 and Carol '26, 
telling her the story about Palm the elephant, a 
Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey Circus ele- 
phant that was buried on campus after dying of 
arsenic poisoning. Palm was brought to OU in 
1941 by the school's medical students for the study 
of anatomy and was buried somewhere behind 
Lowry Hall (now Philip Weltner Library). Carrie's 
father, Richard '58, and husband, Mark '88, are 
also Oglethorpe alumni. 

It's All in the Genes: The Stephens Family 

Patrick Dawson Stephens '27 left a legacy of great 
Petrel basketball players to his alma mater. Patrick 
Douglas Stephens '59 and Jack Patrick Stephens 
'95, his son and grandson, both were standouts for 
the Stormy Petrels. Longtime local sportswriter 
Charlie Roberts used to call Patrick senior "the 
Rudolph Valentino of the basketball court" for his 
tall, dark good looks. 

Are you part of a legacy family too? Share your 
Oglethorpe experience ivith us! Email us with a list 
of all family attendees and your story at and look for more legacy 
memories in the next issue o/"The Carillon. 

Future Freshmen 

Rich Fischer '86 and his wife Mary Beth announce the 
birth of their fourth child, Ella Grace, on Nov. 1 1 , 
2004. She joins sisters Sarah Beth, 1 1 , and Anna, 2, 
and brother Robert, 9. The family lives in Louisville, 
Ky., where Rich works as a research wildlife biologist 
with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 5 

Donna Adair Breault '88 and her husband. Rick, 
announce the birth of their daughter, Audrey Adair 
Breault, on July 21, 2004, in Bloomington, 111. She 
was 8 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 21 inches long. 
Donna is a professor at Georgia State University in 
educational policy studies, and Rick is a professor of 
elementary education at Kennesaw State University. 
They live in Avondale Estates, Ga. 6 

Merrill "Merri" GrifPis Gibson '90 and her hus- 
band, Bruce, announce the birth of their second 
daughter, Amanda Mackenzie, on May 7, 2004. 
Amanda was 7 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 20 
inches long. Bruce is a video product manager with 
Knology Inc. and is a graduate of Pennsylvania 
State University with a bachelor's degree in commu- 
nication. Merri is a stay-at-home mother who 
works a few days a month as a contract physical 
therapist. She has a bachelor's degree in physical 
therapy and a Master of Education Irom Georgia 
State University. The Gibsons live in Canton, Ga. 

Carrie Adkins Davies '96 and Chip Davies '96 
announce the birth of daughter, Elizabeth LeeAnn, 
born on Dec. 17, 2004. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 
ounces and measured 21 inches long. 7 

Jaime Jedrychowski Melton '98 and her husband, 
Brian Melton, announce the birth ol their daughter, 
Hannah Terese, on Sept. 13, 2004. 8 

Dr. James Rissler '98 and Christina Burnham Rissler 
'98 announce the birth of their son, Andrew Hoyt, 
on Dec. 27, 2004. Andrew weighed 6 pounds, 13 
ounces and measured 20.5 inches long. 9 

Chanda 1 homas '98 married Lloyd Leshoure on 
July 5, 2003, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church-Riley in 
Birmingham, Ala. Their daughter, Leilani Traniece, 
was born on Feb. 3, 2004, weighing 7 pounds, 1 1 
ounces. Chanda is the program coordinator for 
Norwood Resource Center in Birmingham. 

Catherine Borck Horsefield '99 and Jeremy 
Horsefield '99 announce the birth of their son, 
Wyatt Christopher, on Sept. 16, 2004. He weighed 7 
pounds, 5 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long. 10 

Mandy Sloan McDow Flemming "00 and her hus- 
band, Matthew, announce the birth of their son, 
Jackson Matthew, on Oct. 7, 2004. He weighed 7 
pounds, 1 1 ounces, and measured 20.5 inches long. 
Mandy is returning to work as the pastor of both 
West Farms and Bethesda United Methodist 
churches in the Farmingdale, N.J., area. 11 

Jodie Sexton Golf 01 and her husband, Todd, 
announce the birth of their daughter, Emma 
Catherine, on Dec. 29, 2004, at George 
Washington University Hospital in Washington, 
D.C. Emma weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and 
measured 19 inches long. 12 

Christopher Jackson "01 and Sara Haviland Jackson 
'01 announce the birth ol their son. Pierce 
Haviland, on Dec. 6, 2004, in Chapel Hill, N.C. 
Pierce weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 
20.5 inches long. Sara completed her master's 
degree in 2004. Christopher is in law school, and 
he recently won a writing competition with the 
Richmond Journal of Law and Technology. He is 
completing an externship with a North Carolina 
State Supreme Court Justice and an internship with 
the National Health Law Policv program. 13 

Melanie "Nickie" Gilpin Pearson "01 and her 
husband. Tap, celebrate the birth of their first child. 
Collie Andrew. Nickie is working on her Ph.D. in 
history at the Universit\' ot Georgia. In the past 
year, she received a master's degree from U.G.A., 
where her studies locused on Indians in the Lower 
Mississippi Vallew 1 4 













class notes 

Angela Bagley Fitzpatrick 04 proudly announces 
the birth of her son, Mark Jakob, who was born on 
June 17, 2004, which also was Angela's 21st birth- 
day. Mark was 8 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 
21.25 inches. Angela lives in New Mexico with her 
husband, lohn, at Cannon Air Force Base. 15 

Wedded Bliss 

Charles E. Killam '93 married his partner of nearly 
10 years, Robert Scott McClenaghan, on July 2, 
2004, in Cambridge, Mass. They live in Boston 
with Charles' biological son, Austin Scott 
McClenaghan Killam, who was born on Jidy 31, 
2003. Charles works at the New England School of 
Law, and Robert works at Harvard University. 16 

Christine Hathaway '94 and Thomas Carter were 
married on Nov. 15, 2003, at St. Jude the Apostle 
Catholic Church in Sandy Springs, Ga. Oglethorpe 
alumni in attendance included Amy and Chris 
Ballar '93, Faith Gilpin, and Mary Catherine 
Cutcliffe '94. Christine teaches third grade in Cobb 
County, Ga. 17 

Leia Inzerello '95 married Brian Paul of Annapolis, 
Md., in Leia's hometown of Evansville, Ind., on 
May 29, 2004. Leia's matron of honor was BGm 
Fowler Kerstann '98. Other Oglethorpe alumni 
attending included Lori Green LeRoy '95, Brooke 
Bourdelet-Parks '95 and Scott Helms '95. The cou- 
ple lives in Madison, Wis., where Leia is a veteri- 
narian in a small animal practice, and Brian is a 
Ph.D. candidate at the University of Wisconsin. 18 

Becky Ponier '95 married Thomas O'Neal Presley 
on May 29, 2004, in Roswell, Ga. Following the 
wedding, the couple honeymooned in Paris. Becky 
is an instructional designer for the training depart- 
ment at SunTrust Bank, and Tom is an associate in 
the Wealth Management Group at SunTrust. The 
couple lives in Woodstock, Ga., with their beloved 
dachshund, Kaner. 

Lainie Wilson '00 and Scott "Teeter " Harris mar- 
ried in Tybee Island, Ga., on Dec. 4, 2004. The 
couple lives in Sarasota, Fla. 19 

Brooke Roberts '01 married Scott Christopher 
Bourgeois 00 on Aug. 28, 2004, in Chattanooga, 
Tenn. There were about 50 Oglethorpe alumni in 
attendance, and Oglethorpe wedding party mem- 
bers included Kristi Wright 01, Heather Baber 
Maroney 01, Ashley Zimmerman '01, Jesse De 
Maria 02 and Anthony Freeman '99. Following the 
wedding, the couple honeymooned in Negril, 
Jamaica. Brooke is a financial analyst for Russell 
Athletic Corp., and Scott is senior financial analyst 
for Delta Air Lines. The couple lives in Atlanta. 20 

Karen Anthony 02 and John Schnick were married 
on July 24, 2004, at the First United Methodist 
Church in Americus, Ga. About 300 guests attend- 
ed the wedding, including Oglethorpe graduates Jill 
Barcroft '04, Megan Breece '02 (maid of honor), 
Robin and Jeff Poole 02, Angle Baldwin Roda '01 
(bridesmaid), Michelle Spann '04, Heather 
Staniszewski '02 and Laura Moon 02. The couple 
honeymooned in Rose Hall, Jamaica, before return- 
ing to Chamblee, Ga. Karen works for the Southern 
Regional Education Board as a research associate, 
and John completed his civil engineering degree at 
the Georgia Institute of Technolog)' in 2004. 

Kristine Suber '02 and Greg Hanchar were married 
Oct. 9, 2004, at the Lovely Lane Chapel in St. 
Simons Island, Ga. 21 

Kimberly Watkins 02 and Carl Daniel of Jackson, 
Miss., were married Aug. 8, 2004, at the Primrose 
Cottage in historic Roswell, Ga. Melissa 
Kostelansky Eis '02 was a bridesmaid. Many alum- 
ni, including Heidi Blackwell '99, Mike Eis '01, 
Kim Feld '03 and Julie Greenwell 01, attended the 
wedding. The couple lives in Sandy Springs, Ga. 22 

Cathy Blasdell 03 and Mike Iconis were married 
Nov. 6, 2004, at the Chapel at Decatur First 
Methodist. ^Mumni in attendance included Tiffani 
Lamprecht '03 and Kien Taing '03. The couple lives 

in Tucker with their dog, Kody, and cat, Leo. Cathy 
is a forensic accountant at Tauber and Balser, P.C., 
and Milce, a graduate of Georgia Tech, is vice presi- 
dent oi information technologies at 
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Alumni Updates 

The Atlanta Zoo has always lacked kangaroos until 
May 2004, when a permanent exhibit of live ani- 
mals was established as a memorial in honor of Sue 
Bailey Sullivan '37. What a wonderful tribute to 
Sue's memory! 

Ken Steele '49, retired Oglethorpe Trustee and 
owner of the Petrel Shop in 1947-48, is teaching at 
Northwood University at the Florida campus in 
West Palm Beach. Ken plays tennis and is trustee 
for the City Pension Fund. 

Walter Slack '50 turned 80 in 2004 and was joined 
by family and friends for a celebration at his sister's 
summer home in Ocean City, N.J. His sister's hus- 
band v/as Bob Larison, who attended Oglethorpe 
University for two years and died in 2004. 

Ila Varelmann McCoy '58 and her husband Don 
began a new adventure when they moved to New 
Mexico in August 2004. 

Nancy Thompson English '62 is a travel agent in 
Atlanta. She and husband Rob have two children 
and four grandchildren. Rob retired from teaching 
and coaching to become a professional baseball 
scout, first with the Atlanta Braves and currently 
with the Boston Red Sox. 

Sandy Wolsey Thomas '64 reports that retirement 
has given her a chance to drive heavy equipment, 
study opera, review her car manual, and learn sign 
language — all with the help of her four grandchil- 
dren. She lives in Newnan, Ga. 

Susan Goodchild Jordan '66, '73 retired as a teacher 
from Gwinnett County Schools in Georgia in 

2000, but returned as a reading and math specialist 
the following year. Her son, James, graduated from 
Emory University and is employed by Kodak 
PracticeWorks, and her daughter, Catherine, is a 
senior at the University of Georgia. 

Cathy Ayer Clark "79 is president of CA Specialities, 
Ltd., chemical distributors of raw materials used to 
manufacture cosmetics and personal care products. 
Her company received two awards in 2004. In 
April, they were listed by Purchasing Magazine in 
the Top 100 Chemical Distributors in the U.S. In 
November, they were recognized by the South 
Carolina Chamber of Commerce as one of the Top 
25 Fastest Growing Companies in South Carolina. 

Chris Fulton '80 moved from Atlanta to Franklin, 
N.C., in 1998. He lives on 25 acres bordering U.S. 
Forest Service land. Chris works "on the road " as a 
sound engineer and enjoys traveling the world. 

Carlene Rod Oakes '80 and her husband, Frank, live in 
San Antonio, Texas. Carlene is a call center manager. 

Judi Vananzi Rabel '80 and her husband have three 
children: Nicole, an actress; Danielle, a project man- 
ager of retail design; and Huitt, a production man- 
ager for a cable television station. Judi is a former 
R.N. who lived in Geneva, Switzerland, for r\vo 
years with her husband while he worked for the 
U.N. She is a volunteer for the Alliance Theatre, 
Hospice Atlanta and the Southeastern Flower Show. 

Wanda Thornton Rucker SO and her husband. 
Franklin, have four children: Janel Johnson, 2~, who 
graduated Irom Georgia State University' and is cur- 
renth' emplo}'ed at an engineering firm in risk man- 
agement; Millicent "Micki" Cone, 1~, a freshman at 
Oglethorpe; Sydney Cone, 14, a ninth grader at 
Our Lady of Mercy High School; and Tavlor 
Rucker, 9. a fourth grader at Saint John the 
Evangelist Catholic School. Franklin is the director 
ol planning and development for Hartsfield-Jackson 
Atlanta International Airport. Wanda is a regional 
unit manager for the Georgia Department ot Labor 
in Hapeville, Ga. 














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Kathy Burnett Tancrede '80 and her husband, 
Tinker, have three children: Andree Nicole 
Robertson, 21; Tosha Marie, 18; and Stephen 
Zechariah, 13. They live in Tunnel Hill, Ga. She 
has worked for an insurance company investigating 
insurance fraud, the Wool Bureau promoting wool 
for carpet, hersell importing carpet, RBI 
International Carpet Consultants developing train- 
ing and marketing programs, and RBI Printing 
Company printing and offering letter marketing 
and direct mail services. 

Jenny Q. Beaman '81 began her career as director ot 
product planning and operations for BellSouth 
International. She attends Emory University, where she 
is completing a master's degree in theological studies. 

Kevin Egan "81 and his wife, Sharman, live in 
Atlanta. Kevin sells privatized probation services to 
criminal court systems. Sharman is a realtor who 
specializes in listing in-town properties. 

Cary Kleinfield '81 is a financial planner and senior 
vice president of Raymond James and Associates. 
Cary received his wealth management degree, and 
he will sit for the Certified Financial Planning 
degree in the spring. His primary residence is Fort 
Myers, Fla., and he maintains a home in Atlanta. 

Tim Tassopoulos '81 and his wife, Maria, have two 
children, Luke and Nicholas. He received his 
M.B.A. from Georgetown University in 1983 and 
has served in several positions for Oglethorpe, 
including a term on the Board of Frustees. 

Jill Lesko Burnett "82 has two children: Janine, 17, 
and Clayton, 14. She manages a kitchen appliance 
distribution showroom in Roswell, Ga., featuring 
Viking ranges and other high-end kitchen products. 
She also works on art commissions as time allows, 
working in watercolor, oil and pastel landscapes and 

Meg Cole "82 lives in Atlanta. She received an 
M.B.A. from Oglethorpe in 1998 and her MS-I/O 
from UTC in 2001. 

Charles "Chuck" Nicholas '82 and his wife, Susan, 
have two daughters: Caitlin, 17, and Lindsay, 13. 
Both daughters attend the David Lipscomb Campus 
School in Nashville, Tenn. Chuck joined Vanderbilt 
University in February 2004 as the associate director 
of procurement. Chuck's family enjoys theatre, and 
they have performed together in several productions, 
one of which was written by wife Susan. 

Ellen Heckler O'Herlihy '82 lives with her husband, 
Michael, in Connecticut. They have one child: 
Kiernan Elizabeth, 6, who is in the first grade. Ellen 
has had many professions including paraprofessional 
in an elementary school, bank teller, proofreader of 
law books and travel guides, editor of television list- 
ings, librarian and stay-at-home mother. 

Donna Passaro '82 and her husband, Robert, live in 
Norcross, Ga., with their dogs, Maggie and Spooky. 
Donna opened an online Wiccan/Pagan/New Age 
store in 1997, called The Blessed Bee. She is a 
Wiccan High Priestess with a small coven in the 
Atlanta area. They have one daughter, Jennefer 
Combs McCool, 23, who is a religion student at 
the University ol Georgia. 

Maureen Robinson '82 lives in Atlanta and works 
for K-Swiss Inc. 

Susan Gebhardt Shepherd '82 works in Lexington, 
Ky, as a published manager for McGraw-Hill. 

Kathleen S. Ahearn "83 and her husband, David 
Barlow, have one daughter, Alison, 3. They live in 
"West Point, N.Y. Her favorite Oglethorpe memory 
is being part of the OU Players. 

Jennifer Giles Brumby "83 met her husband in 
1970 while in sixth grade at the Lovett School. 
They have two children: Breland, 16, and Ben, 12. 

Robert Buck '83 moved from Oxford to Southbury, 
Conn., where he and his wife, Maggie, purchased a 
horse farm called the Kettle Drum Farm. Ed 
Sullivan owned the farm from the late 1950s into 
the early 1960s, and the Buck house was built in 


the 1730s. Robert is an optometrist. The couple has 
one son, Mark Scibek. 

Michael Burke '83 and his wife, Mo, have a 2-year- 
old son named Aidan. Michael graduated horn 
medical school in Augusta, Ga., finishing his resi- 
dency in psychiatry at Duke University in Durham, 
N.C. Michael serves on the faculty at Emory 
Universirv and at the Atlanta VA hospital. 

Patricia "Trisha" McCullogh Christian '83 and her 
husband, Beau, have a daughter, Brittany, 1 3, and a 
son, Philip, 1 1. They have lived in Gumming, Ga., 
for 12 years. Tricia has worked at Merrill Lynch 
since she graduated from Oglethorpe. 

Karen Keiser-Jenkins '83 and her husband, Gary, 
have two children: Madison, 9, and Preston, 6. 
They live in Atlanta. 

Deborah L. Morgan '83, after 15 years of private 
practice, works for the Office of the General 
Counsel, USDA. She spends much of her time ren- 
ovating her 77-year-old home. 

Sue Weston Rajagopal '83 and her husband, Hari, 
met through while working 
across the street from each other as IT consultants 
in the Denver Tech Center. They have two chil- 
dren: Alex, 15, and Jai, 5. Sue is a stay-at-home, 
home-schooling mother as well as coordinator lor 
Warm Hearts Warm Babies, a Colorado non-profit 
organization. She and Hari have six dogs, four cats, 
three rabbits and plans for raising livestock. 

Bethsheba Romero Bowman '83 received her mas- 
ter's degree from Western New Mexico University 
in 1999. She has worked for Gallup-McKinley 
County Schools for 22 years teaching the tourth 
grade in Gallup, N.M. 

Raymond Widdowson '83 and his wife, Ryan, live in 
Jacksonville, Fla. Ryan is the assistant principal at 
Lake Asbury Elementary School in Clay Count}', Fla. 
Ray works at Home Depot. They have one son. Clay, 
6. Three years ago they sold the family farm in 

Statesborough, Ga., and bought 250 acres on the St. 
Mary's River just south of Folkston, Ga. The property 
is affectionately known as "The Turtle Tree Ranch. " 

Stephanie Staples Babbitt '84 and her husband, 
Earl, met in 1982 during an Alpha Phi Omega 
Section Conference, which was held on the 
Oglethorpe campus. She was the treasurer of the 
OU chapter, and Earl was an advisor to the Georgia 
Tech chapter. Stephanie and Earl married in 1986, 
and they live in Clarkston, Ga. They are involved in 
purebred rescue and have a houseful of foster and 
permanent pets. Stephanie does freelance graphic 
design and technical writing/editing, and Earl 
works at the Georgia Institute of Technolog}' in the 
School of Civil Engineering. 

Bob Balkcom '84 lives in Duluth, Ga., with his wife, 
Tracy. They have two children: Zach, 13, and Will, 10. 

Laura Fowler '84 received her M.P.A. with environ- 
mental concentration in August 2000. She has been 
assisting the National Alumni Association with 
alumni events. In the fall, she spent nvo weeks in 
Florida assisting FEMA as it provided services to 
those in need after the 2004 hurricanes. 

Kevin Goff '84 and Part}' Bourne Goff '84 met 
while they were both Oglethotpe students, but they 
did not meet on campus. Instead, thev met in 
Germanv during an Oglethorpe business depart- 
ment trip. They began dating when the}' returned, 
married on the 1 0th anniversar}' of the trip, and 
returned to Europe for their honeymoon. They held 
their wedding reception in the Great Hall of 
Hearst. Thev li\e in suburban Atlanta. Kevin owns 
a computer business, and Patr\' is an accountant. 

Andrea Gelfon Leonard 84 lives with her husband 
Rob in Suwanee, Ga. The\' ha\'e three children: 
Ava, 5, Ryan, 3, and Alec, 1. Andrea received her 
bachelor's degree in English from Auburn 
Universit}' in 1986. Betore the birth of her daughter 
five years ago, Andrea worked as technical writer, 
market specialist and 


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Joanie Kelly Reinheimer '84 and her husband, 
Craig Reinheimer "84, met one week into their 
freshman year at Oglethorpe. They have two chil- 
dren: Clara Lacey, 13, and Leslie Erin, 8. They live 
in the suburbs of Philadelphia. 

David Sanders '84 met his wife, Diane Flynn, in 
1984 during graduate school in Ames, Iowa, where 
he received his Ph.D. in 1991. They have one child, 
Emily. They live in Danbury, Conn. 

Ralph Beard '83 lives in Nashville, Tenn. He has 
two children: Jack, 7, and Sam, 3. Ralph attended 
the Nashville School of Law, spent 10 years as an 
aide to the Tennessee State House of 
Representatives and served as a lobbyist. His 
favorite hobby is participating in charity cycling 
events that span 100 or more miles in a day. 

Daniel M. Duncanson, M.D., '85 and his wife, 
Lisa, have four children: Danny, 13, Jennifer, 1 1, 
Lauren, 9, and Madison, 4. He has lived in 
Gainesville, Fla., since 1989 where he is a physician 
of internal medicine and director of primary care 
for Southeastern Integrated Medical PA. In 1989 
he received his M.D. from the University of South 
Florida, and he completed his residency in 1992 at 
the University of Florida. 

Jay W. Floyd, M.D., '85 is a doctor and lives in 
North Carolina. 

Barbara Bessmer Henry '85 and her husband Don 
Henry '83 have three children: Meredith, 15; 
Austin, 13; and Mitchell, 10. Barb and Don met at 
Oglethorpe. Barb worked in the Oglethorpe 
Admission Office for 1 5 years. Last year she moved 
to the Alumni Relations Office, and she is enjoying 
reconnecting with her Oglethorpe alumni friends. 

Mick Rathjens '85 lives in Florida with his wife, 
Kari Anderson. They have three children: Kiana 
Iv'^rie, 8, Kyle Blake, 4, and Onalee Brena, 2. Mick 
recei =d his master's degree in psychology from 
Nova U. iversiry in 1987. He received his Ph.D. in 
clinical psychology in 1989. He completed his post- 

doctoral residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in 
1990. Mick served as chief psychologist in a reha- 
bilitation hospital for 10 years and was director of 
spinal cord injury, oncology, pain and burn programs. 
He now has a private practice in Palm Beach and 
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 

Catherine Steiner '85 lives in Tacoma, Wash. Since 
graduating, she has worked primarily in the 
employee benefits field with both human resources 
departments and benefits consulting firms. 

John Winecker '85 and his wife, Ruth Ritch Winecker 
'87, met at Oglethorpe. John is enrolled in the teacher 
education program at North Carolina Central 
Universit)' in order to obtain his license in elementary 
education. Shortly after Ruth graduated from 
Oglethorpe, they moved to Gainesville, Fla., where she 
completed her Ph.D. at the University of Florida. 

Richard Williams '85 was named the High School 
Teacher of the Year for 2004-2005 by Fulton 
County Schools, Atlanta. Richard is an English 
teacher at Milton High School. 

Mike Cheek '86 and his wife. Tammy, have two sons: 
Bailee, 13, and Bradley, 1 1. Mike is president of the 
Tennessee Riverboat Company in Knoxville, Tenn. 

Laurie Lee Deally '86 married her husband, Oswin 
"Oz," in 1993. They have one daughter, Olivia 
Kate, 5. Laurie completed her Ed.S. in school psy- 
chology in 1996 at Georgia State University and 
worked in metro area schools for several years before 
enjoying at-home motherhood with Olivia. Oz is 
originally from South America and came to New 
York at age 7. He works for himself in the computer 
industry. They live in Stone Mountain, Ga. 

Martha "Marty" Eastlack '86 and her husband 
Scott Zgraggen '86 live in Pennsylvania with their 
two children, Derek and Nick, 7. Marty received 
her MSPT from Boston University in 1989 and her 
Ph.D. from the University of Delaware in 1996. 
She has practiced as a physical therapist, and she 
now teaches in a P.T. program. 

David Holcomb '86 lives in Georgia with his wife, 
Louisa Lambert Holcomb '86. They have two chil- 
dren: Kaitlyn, 14, and Zachary, 10. 

Helen Maddox Menefee '86 and her husband, Fred, 
met in Atlanta during her senior year at 
Oglethorpe. They have two children: Frederick, 14, 
and Helen, 1 1. 

Vicki Blaylock Mitchell '86 met her husband, Mike, 
at West Georgia College in 1977. She taught high 
school for 14 years. Her hobby is dressage or riding. 

Patricia Yates Mundie '86 lives and works in Virginia. 

Angela Wilson Schneider '86 is a third grade 
teacher in Cobb County, Ga. She and her husband. 
Brad, met in their church nursery when they were 

Sandra Goldberg Slomovitz '86 and her husband, 
Richard, have two children: Amanda, 9, and Adam, 
5. Sandra is a former CPA who is now a stay-at- 
home mother. She enjoys volunteering at her chil- 
dren's schools and raising a puppy for the group 
Canine Companion for Independence. 

Robin Porter Stein '86 and her husband, Larry, 
have a daughter, Ariel Elizabeth, 7, who is a second 
grader at Norfolk Collegiate School, Norfolk, Va. 
Larry is a commander in the U.S. Navy. He is the 
intelligence department head aboard the aircraft 
carrier USS HARRY S. TRUMAN. Robin was 
recently elected president of the HARRY S. TRU- 
MAN family support group. 

Hope Waldman Targoff '86 and her husband, 
Darren, have a daughter, Montana, 1. Hope 
received her bachelor's degree in elementary educa- 
tion from the University of Southern Florida in 
1987 and her master's degree in Educational 
Leadership from Florida Atlantic University in 
1998. She works at FAU in the education depart- 
ment and lives in Plantation, Fla. 

David Turner '86 is married to Mabel Lastres- 
Turner '90. They have two children: Erica, 9, and 
Avery, 5. David met Mabel at Oglethorpe while he 
was dressed in drag, getting ready for a Greek Week 
skit. She was a prospective student. They later hit it 
off under more normal conditions when she 
became a freshman later that year. David received 
his M.D. in 1992 from the Emor)- School of 
Medicine. He spent 14 years in the U.S. Air Force, 
where he achieved the rank of major. 

Margaret Chin '87 joined Dr. Nana- Kerr, retired 
Provost, for a memorable vacation. Pictured are 
Margaret and Dr. Kerr at Wat Arun in Bangkok, 
one of the many temples they visited in their two- 
day sightseeing adventure in Thailand s capital city. 24 

Dean DeCencio '87 lives with his wife, Laura, in 
New Jersey. They have four children: Samuel, 5, 
Teddy, 3, Claire, 2, and Genevieve, 1. 

Joe Delrocini '87 lives with his wife, Lisa, in New 
Jersey. They have two children, Kevin and Megan. 
Joe received his D.M.D. in 1991 from the 
Universit}' of Pennsylvania School of Dental 

Scott Soloway '87 and Sacy- McDonald Soloway 
'86 met at Oglethorpe. Thev have rwo children: 
Jennifer, 12, and Adam, 8. Szucy works for Cox 
Enterprises as a travel manager, and Scott is a finan- 
cial controller for Lin Pac Inc. in Atlanta. 

Deda Walker Band "88 and her husband. Bill, have 
a daughter, Addie. They live in Raleigh, N.C. 

Brian Buzzeo "88 met his wife, Tracev Johnson 
Buzzeo "88, at Oglethorpe. Thev have one child, 
William, 3. After Oglethorpe, Brian received his 
M.D. from Vanderbilt Medical School and com- 
pleted his urology residenc\- at the University' of 
Wisconsin in Madison. Tracev received her bache- 
lor's from Vanderbilt Universit\' and received her 
J.D. at the Universit)' of Wisconsin in Madison. 
Thev live in Gastonia. N.C. 














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Traci Bell Green '88 earned a master's degree in spe- 
cial education horn North Georgia College in 1996. 
She has two sons: Zachary, 11, and Daniel, 15. Traci 
has taught severe and profound mentally retarded 
students for the Fulton County School System in 
Georgia for 14 years. Traci is also a parent advisor 
for Georgia Pines, helping families integrate and 
bond with their newborn deal/blind children. 

Charis Andrews Hanberry '88 and her husband, 
Dwayne '88, met in 1986 at Oglethorpe. They have 
two sons: David, 9, and Daniel, 5. Charis has 
worked for Turner Broadcasting for nine years, and 
Dwayne is the assistant commissioner for the 
Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference, of which 
Oglethorpe is a member. 

Christine Graf Taggart '88 and her husband, Jeff, 
have two children: Makayla, 9, and Alexander, 6. 
Christine has worked as a research chemist, regis- 
tered sonographer and a Girl Scout leader for five 
years. They live in Dallas, Ga. 

Dawn Ellis Fleming '89 and her husband, Jim, have 
two daughters: Hannah, 13, and Morgan, 7. Dawn 
teaches first grade at Ashford Park Elementary in 
Brookhaven, Ga. 

Scott Haight '89 has lived in California, Arizona 
and Texas, but he is now glad to be home in 
Atlanta. He works in the insurance industry. 

Teresa Barnhill Wilson '89 and her husband, 
Patrick, have a son, Joe. Teresa is the preschool 
director at St. Michael the Archangel church in 
Alpharetta, Ga. 

Maria Moore Gray '91 began a post-MSW clinical 
social work fellowship at the Yale Child Study 
Clinic in July 2004. 

Robin Rowe '91 moved from Atlanta to Phoenix in 
1997 and became a volunteer wilderness intorma- 
tiiin specialist in the Superstition Mountain 
Wilderness area of Tonto National Forest. She is 
now a certified forest protection officer. 

Michael Steele '93 is an aircraft dispatcher for Air 
Midwest in Wichita, Kan. Michael graduated with an 
M.B.A. from Georgia State University in May 2004. 

Nathan Briesemeister '94 and his wife, Jennifer, 
moved to Basking Ridge, N.J., in September 2004. 
Nathan is a senior manager at 
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. The couple has three 
children: Matthew, 5, Will, 3, and Kate, 1. 

Jamie Walker Ball '95, has earned her law degree 
from Southwestern University School of Law and 
has been admitted to practice in California. She is 
now an associate at Rushfeldt, Shelley & Drake and 
is specializing in medical malpractice defense. Jamie 
will be getting her 15 minutes of fame on July 7, 
2005, when she appears on an episode of Jeopardy! 
She got her clock cleaned by a 23-year-old graduate 
student, but just being on the show was a lot of 
fiin - once a quiz bowl geek, always a quiz bowl geek! 

Thomas Barker '95 recently moved from a postdoc- 
toral position at the Hope Heart Institute at the 
University of Washington to Ecole Polytechnique 
Federale de Lausanne, or the Swiss Federal Institute 
of Technology Lausanne, Switzerland. Tom is a sen- 
ior scientist in the Laboratory for Regenerative 
Medicine and Pharmacobiolog)'. His research focuses 
on the use of the native hemostatic (blood clotting) 
polymer system, fibrin, as a therapeutic delivery 
method for the regeneration of injured tissues. 

Gina Fraone '95 is a fine art consultant for Galerie 
d'Orsay in Boston. Gina entered graduate school in 
the art history department at Tufts University in 2004. 

Trista Fink Neely '95 received a master's degree in 
adolescent education from Kennesaw State 
University in December 2003. Trista is a stay-at- 
home mother to daughters Caitlin and Madison. 
Trista is expecting a third child this summer. She 
and husband Jeff have climbed Mount Ranier and 
successfully summitted Crestone Needle in 
Colorado in 2004. Jeff is a pilot with AirTran. 



Charles "Chip" Davies '96 graduated from a profes- 
sional golf management program and was elected to 
membership in the Professional Golfers' Association 
of America on July 30, 2004. Chip is currently an 
assistant golf professional at the Oconee Course at 
Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Ga. 

Chad Foster '96 recently had his first book. How 
Firm a Foundation, published. Chad teaches theolo- 
gy at Trinity College and is the Lutheran chaplain 
and minister at Murray State University. 

Eleanor Fulton '96 received her Master of Business 
Administration degree from Geor2;ia State 
University on Dec. 18, 2004. 

Stacey Chapman Tobin '96 received her master's 
degree in molecular physiology and biophysics from 
Vanderbilt University in 1998, and was awarded a 
Ph.D. in neurobiology and physiology from 
Northwestern University in 2003. In 2003, she was 
hired as a senior medical writer at ACCESS 
Medical Group, a medical education and communi- 
cations company in Chicago. She was recently pro- 
moted to associate director of editorial services. 
Stacey continues her work as a freelance 
science/ technical writer for various academic and 
biotechnology clients. She lives with her husband, 
James, and stepson, Liam, in Elk Grove Village, III. 

Pamela Cochran Torbert '96 is a stay-at-home 
mother of two children in Marietta, Ga. She spent 
four years as a computer programmer with Patient 
Care Technologies. 

Stephanie Giles Howard '97 has been accepted to 
Lenoir-Rhyne College to study elementary education. 
She aspires to become a kindergarten teacher, and 
works as a teacher's aide and tutor for ninth-grade 
remedial algebra at Hickory High School, N.C. She 
is pictured above with husband Dwight. 25 

Brian Shipley '97 graduated from Southern College 
of Optometry, Memphis, Tenn., in June 2004, and 
he was supported by a scholarship during his stud- 
ies there. Brian is an optometrist in Atlanta. 

Elizabeth DeBroux '98 served at a Latter-day Saints 
mission in western El Salvador and now lives in Salt 
Lake City. She plans to enter the University' of Utah 
to earn a master's degree in secondary education 
and teacher's certification. She is the undergraduate 
executive secretary for the Department of 
Languages and Literature at the Universit)' of Utah. 

Maria Topczij '98 traveled to Indonesia in Februan,- 
2004 to work with Australian missionaries who are 
meeting the basic needs of thousands of people in 
refugee camps. While there, the team taught sanita- 
tion and hygiene principles to medical students 
being trained by the missionaries and assisted in 
drilling wells tor safe drinking water. Maria lives in 
North Pole, Alaska. 

Kristine Lawrie '99 is the environmental, health 
and safety leader at the Owens Corning roofing and 
asphalt plant in Minneapolis, Minn. She spends her 
davs decked out in steel-toed shoes, safety glasses, 
earplugs and a hard hat. Kristine enjoys the compa- 
ny of her chocolate lab, Charlie, and is training tor 

ler second mara 


Jerry Portwood '99 lives with his partner in 
Barcelona, Spain. Jern,' has chaperoned several stu- 
dent architectural trips around Spain. He is using his 
time away from the hectic lite of a full-time career to 
concentrate on short stor\- writing, freelance journal- 
ism and learning Spanish. When Jerr}- returns to the 
United States in the summer ot 2005, he hopes to 
pursue a career in journalism or publishing. 

Jeremiah Jeffra "99 is a professor ot humanities at 
the Art Institute of Ccditornia in Los .-Vngeles, where 
he currently teaches English, visual language and 
culture, and performance theory-. He is spearhead- 
ing Patterns, an aesthetics journal that aims to 
anthologize the disparate elements that personify- 
the Los Angeles art community'. He lives in 
Holh'wood, Calif. 

Amy Simone '99 is a graduate student in the masters 
degree program tor physician assistants at the 
Massachusetts CoUeaie of Pharmaa- and Health Science. 

















class notes 

Penny Anderson 01 is living in Nashville, Tenn., 
where she coordinates fundraising, volunteer 
recruitment and marketing for Boys & Girls Clubs 
of Middle Tennessee. 

Tracy Kelley- Rogers '0 1 graduated magna cum 
laude in January 2004 from Columbus State 
University with a masters degree in education in 
the field of school counseling. Tracy was married 
July 17, 2004, in Laguna Beach, Fla., to Billy 
Rogers of Conyers, Ga. They live in Jonesboro, Ga., 
with Tracy's stepson Drake, 8. Tracy is studying to 
become certified as a counselor in Georgia. 

Maureen Leddy "01 is pursuing a master's degree in 
social work at San Diego State University. 

Chad Mozley '01 teaches American and British lit- 
erature at Grayson High School in Gwinnett 
County, Ga. Chad received a master's degree in 
teaching in 2003 from Georgia College and State 

Jessie De Maria '02 entered the Master ot Library 
Science program at the University of South Florida in 
Tampa in 2005. She is a graduate assistant, specializ- 
ing in children's literature and youth services. 
Although she will move to Tampa to complete her 
degree, she will still be a frequent visitor to the 
Oglethorpe campus as her fiance, Dan Giordano 02, 
coaches the Oglethorpe baseball and volleyball teams. 

Jacqueline "Jackie " Jones '02 is teaching history at 
Redan High in Stone Mountain, Ga. Jackie is also 
a yearbook advisor and tennis coach. 

Kelley Bowden '03 spent nearly six months in the 
Fiji Islands with the organization Marine Reach - 
Youth with a Mission (YWAM). To date, more than 
105,000 people have received direct medical care 
from Marine Reach, which uses volunteer medical 
and ministry teams and seeks to change the physical 
and sp ritual climate ot a community. Kelley now 
lives in K -v Zealand, and she works tor another 
YWAM ministry, Deborah and Associates, as a con- 
ference administrator. 

Emily Lawson '03 taught math at the KIPP-Path 
Academy in Atlanta for a year and has recently 
joined the Peace Corps. After three months of 
intensive culture and language training, Emily is 
stationed in rural Thailand for two years, working 
with multiple schools as a primary school English 
teacher and teacher trainer. 

Rachel McKnight '04 works in Atlanta for CQFD, 
a French manufacturer of steel and aluminum prod- 
ucts. Rachel has traveled this year to Las Vegas, 
Lyon, France, and Toronto, Canada. 

Jaymini Nayee '04 received a presidential scholar- 
ship from Southern College of Optometry, 
Memphis, Tenn. The presidential scholarship is the 
highest endowed scholarship that is awarded by 
SCO and is based on academic review, service and 
leadership and applicant interviews. 

In Memoriam 

Oglethorpe expresses its deepest sympathy to the 
loved ones of the following alumni and friends of 
the university who have died: 

Herbert E. "Herb" Drake, Jr. on June 13, 2004. 
Mr. Drake was a former member of the President's 
Advisory Council. 

Joseph "Joe" J. Perry, Jr. '35 on Dec. 11, 2004. 

Pinky Gates Bondurant '37 on Dec. 3, 2004. 26 

William "Bill" H. Reynolds '37 on Jan. 23, 2005. 

J. Norman Clark "38 on May 23, 2004. 

Wilson R Franklin '39 on Aug. 4, 2004. 

Dr. Guerrant "Guerry" H. Perrow '40 on Jan. 1, 2005. 

Lt. Col. (Ret.) John Craig Williams, Sr. '40 on Oct. 
30, 2004. 



leane Mulder Scales '41 on Jan. 7, 2005. 

Buford B. Williams '41 died on April 25, 2004. 

Clara Copeland Gorman '42 on Feb. 28, 2005. 

Joseph E. Brown Jr. "49 in February 2005. 

Don E. Pinyan '49 on Feb. 14, 2005. 

MaryAnne Tanner Wilson '51 on Oct. 4, 2004. 

Louise Murray Clements '52 on Nov. 27, 2004. 

Evelyn Shepard Wade '52 on July 13, 2004. 

June Cook Murphy-Aldridge '54 on Oct. 2, 2004. 

Marie "Bebe" Therrell Henry '57 on July 21 , 2004. 

Cora Cox Bishop '58 on Jan. 3, 2004. 

Helen Boykin Oxford '59 on Dec. 22, 2004. 

Augusta R. Mann '61 on Jan. 30, 2005. 

Constance Dinkier Wilson '64 on July 22, 2004. 

M. Kathy Shirley Cowart '65 on June 29, 2004. 

Elizabeth "Twinkle" Rabe Stevenson '65 on Jan. 8, 

Brian E. Anderson '75 on Jan. 13, 2005. 

William Clarke Rawson, Jr. '80 on Dec. 28, 2004. 

Howard Axelberg '40 died on Oct. 19, 2004. Mr. 
Axelberg was a trustee of Oglethorpe from 1962 
until 1995. An English major at Oglethorpe, Mr. 
Axelberg was a strong supporter ot the John 
Christian Waldron Reference Collection of the 
Philip Weltner Library. He is survived by his wife, 
Betty W. Axelberg '42, daughter Elizabeth, sons Jon 
and Stephen and several nieces and nephews. 

John Conant died on March 16, 2005. Mr. Conant 
received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters 
degree from Oglethorpe in 1992 and was widower 
of trustee emeritus Miriam Harland Conant. The 
Conants, named 1988 Georgia Philanthropists of the 
Year by the Georgia Chapter of the National Society 
of Fund Raising Executives, managed the John H. 
and Wilhelmina D. Harland Charitable Foundation 
Inc. Mr. Conant worked for the John H. Harland Co. 
for 35 years before retiring as senior vice president 
and was the 1987 recipient of the Alexis de 
Tocqueville Society Award for outstanding volun- 
teerism. He is survived by his daughter, Margaret 
Conant Reiser. 

Claus Halle, former president of The Coca-Cola 
Company's international soft drink business, died on 
Aug. 11, 2004. With support from the Halle 
Foundation, Oglethorpe began an exchange program 
with Dortmund University in Germany. Named the 
Georgia Philanthropist of the Year in 2001, Mr. Halle 
served as a trustee lor The Carter Center, the 
Woodruff Arts Center, the Southern Center for 
International Studies and Friends of Goethe. Mr. 
Halle is survived by wife Marianne, brother Bernhard 
Halle and sister Christa Huljus. 

Philip E Palmer died on Nov. 5, 2004. Mr. Palmer, 
professor emeritus ot political studies, taught at 
Oglethorpe for more than 20 years, retiring in 1983. 
He continued to teach part time at Oglethorpe until 
1993. His family remains a part of the OU commu- 
nity. His stepson, Craig Panter, is a 1993 graduate, 
and his daughter Sally is currently enrolled. \>;iien 
asked what he valued most in a 19^8 Stomiy Petrel 
interview, Mr. Palmer responded, "I guess probably 
good friends. I like things, but I preter people." 27 




Current and former basketball players gathered in 
Dorough Fieldhouse following the Stormy Petrel's 
defeat of the Millsaps Majors on fan. 22. The former 
players then took to the court for the first Alumni 
Basketball Came. 

We are having a busy and very productive 
year in the Alumni Association. Our dedicat- 
ed alumni board members have made much 
progress in improving alumni communica- 
tions and reinvigorating our alumni networks. 
And I am excited to tell you about a new tra- 
dition for our graduating seniors: the Carillon 

You are holding in your hands the most visi- 
ble evidence of our improved alumni commu- 
nications: The Carillon. We are proud of this 
first-class magazine, where you can keep up 
with the news from your classmates in the 
Class Notes section, as well as OU athletics, 
faculty news and much more. 

And I hope that each of you is also receiving 
the Flying Petrel E-News. If not, just send an 
email request to Barb Henry in Alumni 
Relations ( This 
colorful addition to your email inbox includes 
photos of campus and alumni events and 
announcements of upcoming events, such as 
December's superb education seminar and 
networking reception hosted by the Stormy 
Petrel Bar Association and the Oglethorpe 
Alumni Accountants. 

Finally, I am pleased to announce a new 
'Oglethorpe tradition: the Carillon Ceremony. 
Organized by the Alumni Association, this 

very special new ceremony will allow each 
member of the Class of 2005 to enter a "secret 
door" and climb to the top of the bell tower in 
Lupton Hall. There, accompanied by members 
of the alumni board, they will have an oppor- 
tunity personally to ring the Carillon bells, 
enjoy the view from the highest point on cam- 
pus, and have their photo taken. 

As these students look out over the campus 
and contemplate their future, perhaps they 
will think of how far they have come since 
they were freshmen and where they have yet to 
travel, always relying on what they have 
learned at Oglethorpe to reach higher and far- 
ther in their lives and careers. And those who 
have come before them, the alumni, will be 
there to share the excitement and bid them a 
warm welcome into the Alumni Association 
at a reception following the ceremony. 

I am excited about this new commencement tradi- 
tion, the students are excited about it, and I hope 
that as many alumni as possible will join us for the 
first Carillon Ceremony on May 4 at 5 p.m. 

Diane Baker '77 

President, Oglethorpe National Alumni 


On left: Barbara "Bambi " Klein Stewart '64 enjoys the 
Washington, D.C.-area alumni reception with President 
Larry Large. On right: Howard Barr '83, Kenny Gould 
'85 andfonathan Turley '00 get reacquainted at 
Washington's M&S Grill 

Building Blocl<s: The Silent Faculty 
Teaches History 

By Joanne Yendle 

Oglethorpe University Archivist 

From the earliest days of the refounding of 
Oglethorpe University in 1915, the campus build- 
ings in their role of "Silent Faculty" have been a 
source of immense pride to the Oglethorpe com- 
munity. Writing in the University's 1916-1917 
Catalogue prepared for the first class of incoming 
students. President Thornwell Jacobs explained, 
"The architecture of an institution of learning 
should be a constant source of delight and inspira- 
tion to its students, teaching quietly, but surely the 
highest ideals of life." 

Ground was broken for the Administration 
Building in November 1914 marking the beginning 
of a series of construction projects on the new 
Atlanta campus that would span the next nine 
decades and continue today. The ground clearing, 
cornerstone laying ceremony and construction 
process are variously documented in correspon- 
dence, photographs, commemorative programs, 
invoices for granite and other building materials, as 
well as in contemporan,' accounts published in the 
Westminster Magazine. Detailed descriptions, copies 
of floor plans for all four stories of the building, 
and photographs of the furnished interiors are 
interspersed among the pages of the first catalogue. 
All are preserved among the collections in the 
University's Archives along with an extensive photo- 
graph collection currently in processing that chroni- 
cles the changing campus over the years as do the 
headlines and feature stories found among the more 
than 8,000 pages of the university's student newspa- 
pers, The Oglethoi'pe Times (1916), The Petrel {early 
1920s) and The Stormy Petrel. 

Cornerstone Laying, Administration BuiUing, 

Jan. 21, 1915 (Front Row: Frank Innian Jr.; 

Back Row: Wm. H. George, superintendent of construction 

work; Dr. Thornwell Jacobs) 

Cornerstone Laying, Administration Building, Jan. 21, 1915 

(L to R: Dr. W. J. Martin, President, Davidson College and 

Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in the United States; 

Dr. Thornwell Jacobs; Dr. James I. Vance, Pastor, First 

Presbyterian Church, Nashville, Tenn. and Vice President of 

Board of Directors, Oglethorpe University) 

Administration Building. Construction. April 23.191' 


Administration Building— First Floor Plan (from 1916-191/ 

First Year Catalonie) 

Grading following November 1914 groundbreaking for 
Administration Building 









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May 9-12: 2005 Men's Division III NCAA National Golf Tournament, 
hosted by Oglettiorpe. Ttie Mission Inn Resort in Howey- 
in-the-Hills, Fla. Alumni reception on May 10 at 7 p.m. 

May 23: Stormy Petrel Golf Classic, St. Mario Country Club, 
10:30 a.m. shotgun start. 

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