Julie Danielson

  • Class Year: 1994
  • Major at MC: Sign Language Interpreting
  • Senior Thesis Title/Topic: "An Adult Learner of a Second Language: Interpreting From American Sign Language Into Spoken English"
  • Current Town/City of Residence:  Smyrna, TN
  • Occupation:   Freelance Writer
  • Family: Husband, Blaine Danielson; Daughters: Piper (age 10) and Ada (age 8)

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 Sue Van Aken

Sue Van Aken

  • Class Year: 1983
  • Major at MC: Recreation
  • Senior Thesis Title/Topic: "Prison Recreation"
  • Current Town/City of Residence:  Franklin Park, N.J.
  • Occupation:   Superintendent of Recreation for the Township of Franklin
  • Family: Mother, Betty

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 Peter Coats

Peter Coats

  • Class Year: 2009
  • Major at MC: International Business 
  • Minor: Spanish
  • Senior Thesis Title/Topic: “The Recession and Its Effect on Dubai”
  • Current Town/City of Residence:  Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Occupation:   Business Development for InsideOut Development, a leadership development company that provides management training solutions to increase engagement and accountability.
  • Family:   Kathryn Coats; mom; Ken Tuck ’54 and Sara Tuck, grandparent

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Marissa McInnis

Marissa McInnis

  • Class Year: 2004
  • Major at MC: Environmental Studies and Piano Performance (double major)
  • Senior Thesis Title/Topic: “Nature and the Music of Bela Bartok: The Fibonacci Series”
  • Current Town/City of Residence:  Washington, D.C.
  • Occupation: Communications Director, Tribal Program Manager at Environmental Protection Agenc
  • Family: Ariel Laguilles, husband

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Staci Kerr Stalcup

Staci Stalcup

  • Class Year: 1998
  • Major at MC: Biochemistry 
  • Senior Thesis Title/Topic: “Effect of UV Radiation on Elastin Tissue”
  • Current Town/City of Residence:  Louisville, TN
  • Occupation:   Physician
  • Family:   Husband, Clay ‘98; son, Seth (7); daughters, Aiden (7) and Caroline (4)

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Rev. “Tommy” Brown

Tommy Brown

  • Class Year: 1984
  • Major at MC: English/Theater
  • Senior Thesis Title/Topic: “A Flair for the Dramatic, A play around the Zoo Story and a study of the works of Edward Albee”
  • Current Town/City of Residence: Boone, N.C.
  • Occupation: Presbyterian Campus Minister at Appalachian State University; adjunct faculty at ASU in Recreation Management and First Year Seminar Programs; Ministerial Consultant; Life Coach
  • Family: Wife Karen Shafer Brown ’85, son Hayden Brown ’14; and son Shafer Brown, UNC School of the Arts High School Class of 2013

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Erin Taylor Huffstetler

Erin Huffstetler

  • Class Year: 2001
  • Major at MC: Double Major:  Art and Writing/Communications 
  • Senior Thesis Title/Topic: “Picture Books: More Than Just Pictures and Words”
  • Current Town/City of Residence: Maryville, TN
  • Occupation:  Frugal Living Expert
  • Family:  Husband, Aaron Huffstetler; daughters, Emily (10) and Lauren (8)

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Eric Etchison

Eric Etchison

  • Class Year: 1988
  • Major at MC: Physical Education
  • Senior Thesis Title/Topic: “Effects of strength and flexibility training on baseball hitting performance”
  • Current Town/City of Residence: Maryville, Tenn.
  • Occupation: Assistant Athletics Director for Communications, Maryville College
  • Family: Wife Bonnie Bouch Etchison '87 and a daughter, DeAnna (18)

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Melanie Kohn Day

Melanie Day

  • Class Year: 1975
  • Major at MC: Double Major:  Art (Painting/Art History) & Music (Piano Performance)
  • Senior Thesis Title/Topic: “15th c. Illuminated Music Manuscripts and 13th c. Byzantine Icons-Research & Replication”
    Current Town/City of Residence: Richmond, VA
  • Occupation:  University professor, Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts and Artistic Director of VCU Opera
  • Family: Husband-Dr. Roland Karnatz of Melbourne, Australia

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William L. “Bill” Thomas

Bill Thomas

  • Class Year: 1981 
  • Major at MC: Political Science
  • Senior Thesis Title/Topic: “Jean-Jacques Rousseau: An Introspection of On the Social Contract”… or something like that
  • Current Town/City of Residence: Berryville, Va.
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Family: Wife Walker and two daughters, Georgia (19) and Tessa (17)

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