The Scot-e-Newsletter: News for Alumni, Parents and Friends of Maryville College
May 2008 Volume 7, Number 5

In This Issue
Graduation, Baccalaureate speakers announced
Rachel Rushworth ’08 named Outstanding Senior
More than 70 students honored for academic achievement
West and Ramsey families donate $1 million to Civic Arts Center
Todd Wright named women's basketball coach
Work begins on exterior of Anderson Hall
2008 fiscal year ends this month!
May 7 reception celebrates the Center for Strong Communities' first year
Choir Tour "send off" slated for May 9
Albert Randall '64 donates books to honor MC mentors
Are you "LinkedIn?"

From the Classroom

A monthly peek inside the challenging and engaging studies offered at Maryville College. This month, experience PHR176: Fly-fishing in the Smokies and Tennessee Tail Waters.

MC Quick Facts

The Maryville College web site is made up of approximately 7,400 pages.

Upcoming

Have a child who might want to enroll in a summer camp at the College? A listing of what’s scheduled is available online.

Have you registered for K.T. Week year? June 9 is "Young Alum Monday" during K.T. Week. In a story posted online, you can read what motivates recent graduates to get involved.

Two outreach events in Ohio planned for June 5-6. For details about the greater Cinciannati- and Columbus-area events, visit the Alumni Events web page.

Campus Improvement Plan

Copeland Hall

Last summer, Gamble Hall was transformed. This year, similar renovations – new plumbing, new sprinkler system, new heat and air, new flooring, new ceiling tiles, new windows and new room furnishings – are planned for Davis and Copeland residence halls.

Campaign Update

Our Window of Opportunity

Want to know where fund-raising stands for the Civic Arts Center? The Anderson Hall renovation? Endowment and the Maryville Fund? The MC web site provides regular updates.

Musical Journey

You can tag along (virtually) with the MC Concert Choir on its upcoming trip to Scotland!  Members have set up an online travel journal on which they plan to post messages, photos and other information during their tour, scheduled for May 22-31.  Visit the site now to access the itinerary and program.


GRADUATION, BACCALAUREATE
SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED

Kala StroupDr. Kala Stroup, president of American Humanics, Inc., and the Rev. Dr. Genie Varker Martin ’79 will address graduates of the Class of 2008 during Commencement Weekend. For details, read the release on the MC web site.

RACHEL RUSHWORTH ’08 NAMED OUTSTANDING SENIOR

Rachel RushworthRushworth, an English for teacher licensure major from Chattanooga, was recognized as the “ideal Maryville College graduate” during the Academic Awards ceremony on April 12. To read more about Rachel’s career at the College, visit the MC web site.

MORE THAN 70 STUDENTS HONORED FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

Fifty-eight awards were handed out during the Academic Awards ceremony on April 12. To fine out which students took home which award, read the release posted on the MC web site.

WEST AND RAMSEY FAMILIES DONATE $1 MILLION TO CIVIC ARTS CENTER

West and Ramsey Gift

Descendents of longtime speech and drama teacher Nita Eckles West recently gave $1 million to the Civic Arts Center. The stage in the main performance hall will be named in honor of her service to the College. Read the story online.

TODD WRIGHT NAMED WOMEN’S BASKETBALL COACH

Wright, former women’s basketball coach at Roane State Community College, officially joined the MC athletics department staff on May 1. To learn more about him and his plans for the program, visit the MC web site.

WORK BEGINS ON EXTERIOR OF ANDERSON

Anderson Hall

The scaffolding is up on one end of the building, and mortar removal is underway. To read more about “Phase I” of the Anderson Hall restoration, read the story online.

2008 FISCAL YEAR ENDS THIS MONTH

At 11:59 p.m., May 31, the books close on the 2007-2008 fiscal year. Have you made a gift to MC this year? The College continues to make strides in offering a rigorous and highly personal educational experience thanks to your support. If you haven’t already done so, please make a gift today and join others in preparing students to become educated citizens and leaders.

MAY 7 RECEPTION CELEBRATES THE CENTER FOR STRONG COMMUNITIES' FIRST YEAR

The Center has collaborated with more than 25 organizations and foundations in its first year, providing valuable community-based research, resources and support. To read more about the public reception, visit the MC web site.

CHOIR TOUR "SEND OFF" SLATED
FOR MAY 9

Approximately 50 members of the Concert Choir will depart for Scotland on May 22, but they’ll give their annual “Send Off” performance for the campus community and alumni at 12:15 p.m., May 9 in the atrium of Bartlett Hall.

ALBERT RANDALL '64 DONATES BOOKS TO HONOR MC MENTORS

Albert Randall and Coach Boydson Baird

A former math major and member of the Scots basketball team, Randall was guided by Dr. Marion Tolar and Coach Boydson Baird. Last month, he donated four books to the library in their honor. The story is on the MC web site.

ARE YOU “LINKEDIN?”

Network with MC alumni, faculty and staff on the “LinkedIn” social network. Go to this web page for details.

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