World-renown cellist Fraley to perform May 2

April 17, 2003
Written by: David Rasnake, Office of Communications

On Fri., May 2, Maryville College presents what promises to be a spectacular evening of music with guest cellist and world-class soloist Mary Fraley. Fraley will be joined for the performance st presented in 1975, the Outstanding Senior award recognizes those students whose overall record of academic achievement and participation in extracurricular activities stand out as most exemplary.

According to Helen Bruner, director of alumni and parent relations at the College, the purpose of the award is to recognize a senior “who has been active in a broad range of activities in college, who exemplifies an ‘ideal’ Maryville College graduate and who has the potential to be an outstanding alumnus/alumna – both as a representative of the College and in his or her service to the institution.”

Baker, the daughter of Debbie Baker of Clinton and Allen Baker of Knoxville, enrolled at Maryville College in 1999, following graduation from Clinton High School.

In presenting his advisee at the April 12 ceremony, Dr. Carl Gombert, associate professor of art, described Baker as an exemplary student, a talented artist and performer and a visible member of the community.

“ Last year, I had the honor of standing here and presenting Amanda Baker as the first-ever recipient of the Ryan Newhouse Award for her contributions in the arts and in business,” Gombert said. 


Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the fall 2013 semester is 1,168.