Linda Lee Clowes Moore
Class Year: 1972
Major at MC: Sociology
Senior Thesis Topic: Adoptions
Current Town/City of Residence: Maryville, TN
Occupation: Associate Director of Admissions (retired in summer 2016, after 36 years at MC!)
Family: Jennifer Moore Mason ’00 and Whitney Osborn
Describe your career path since graduating from MC.
I have worked in the Admissions Office at Maryville College for 36 years.
Describe your job or a typical day “in the office.”
I’m not sure there was a typical day in the Admissions Office. Working with an amazing Admissions team to recruit potential MC students and future alumni.
What has been your most exciting/enjoyable professional experience to date?
Being nominated and selected by my peers for the Outstanding Staff Award.
How did your MC experience prepare you for your vocation and/or life?
MC provided a broad education and the tools to be successful and to accept change in life.
Describe the changes you’ve seen at the College over the last 36 years.
The biggest change is in technology. We didn’t have computers when I started working at MC 36 years ago. Also, the student body has grown. The College campus becomes more beautiful with each passing year!
What is your best memory from your time at MC?
Friends. We shared so much growing up together during our four years at MC. Created life-long friends!
Complete this sentence: "I'm glad that Maryville College still ______________.
… is a warm, friendly community that offers an excellent education to students.
Since graduating, what has made you the most proud?
My daughters, Jennifer and Whitney. Jennifer graduated from MC and Whitney graduated from another small, liberal arts college, Moravian College. Both are successful and have wonderful families of their own.
Professionally or personally, what’s still on your “bucket list?"
Travel to as many National Parks as I can.
What are your post-retirement plans?
Travel, spend more time with family, especially my grandsons, hiking and genealogy.