Prospective students invited to "Meet Maryville" Nov. 10

Prospective students invited to "Meet Maryville" Nov. 10

Nov. 1, 2012
Contact: Chloe Kennedy, News and New Media Writer

High school students, adult learners and community college students are all invited to “Meet Maryville” on Sat., Nov. 10.

Hosted by Maryville College’s Admissions staff, the “Meet Maryville” Open House event is designed to help people become more familiar with the nationally recognized liberal arts college.

“We have designed ‘Meet Maryville’ so students and their parents can experience all aspects of Maryville College in just a few hours,” explained Dr. Dolph Henry, vice president for enrollment. “With that broad perspective under their belts, prospective students are then urged to return to campus for a more ‘tailored’ visit.

“On that return visit, we arrange for them to attend a class, interact with our faculty and have lunch with our students.”

The “Meet Maryville” event begins with registration at 9:30 a.m. in the Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall of the Clayton Center for the Arts. During the morning sessions, visitors will hear directly from MC students, faculty and staff members about academic programs, as well as the College’s core curriculum and why MC graduates are successful because of it.

Visitors will then enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet in the Margaret Ware Dining Hall of Pearsons Hall. Following lunch, students will experience Maryville College firsthand through a unique activity with our Mountain Challenge program. Finally, Maryville College Ambassadors will lead Meet Maryville guests on a tour of the campus.

If you are unable to attend a “Meet Maryville” Open House event, Saturday tours will be offered at 10 a.m. Nov. 17 and Dec. 1. The next "Meet Maryville" event is Feb. 2

For more information on “Meet Maryville” or Saturday tours, please call 865.981.8092 or visit

This year’s “Meet Maryville” event coincides with the Fine Arts Showcase Nov. 8-10.

The series of events kicks off at 7 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 8 with a performance by the Maryville College-Community Concert Band, directed by Tom Delozier, in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre.

The next event begins at 7 p.m. on Fri., Nov. 9 in the Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall and will feature the MC Jazz Band, student and faculty soloists, and theatre monologues performed by the MC Theatre Department. A reception and art walk featuring student artwork will follow in the lobby of the recital hall.

On Sat., Nov. 10, Off Kilter, the College’s small vocal ensemble, will perform at 3:45 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall.

Also on Saturday, the annual Invitational High School Choir Festival will be held at 6 p.m. in the Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre of the Clayton Center for the Arts.

For information about the Fine Arts Showcase, please contact Emily Emadian, fine arts admissions counselor, at or 865.318.0497.

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 2016 semester is 1,197.