The Scot-e-Newsletter: News for Alumni, Parents and Friends of Maryville College
    June 2009 Volume 8, Number 6    
 
In This Issue
More than 225 grads participate in commencement ceremonies
Committee members announced
New donor opportunities announced by Clayton Center
MC earns Great South Presidents’ Cup for fifth consecutive year
Matt Murrill '08 selected for prestigious Fulbright Award
Bonner campaign passes $1-million mark
Three alumnae join staff
Join MC at the Tennessee Smokies’ ballpark!
Adult learners are focus of Bonner Scholar’s service
Download new desktop backgrounds

MC Quick Fact

For fiscal year 2009, 4,045 people gave to Maryville College. Of those donors, 2,765 were alumni and 394 were parents.

Upcoming

Many camps being held at Maryville College still have openings. Check out MC’s 2009 Summer Camps.

Dates, times, location and fees for next month’s sixth annual Scots Football Golf Tournament have been announced. Visit the athletics section of the MC web site for details.

Higher Education Sunday in the Presbyterian Church (USA) is Aug. 16. Want to share a Maryville College message for mission and/or materials with your congregation? Please contact Kathleen Farnham 865.981.8217 or kathleen.farnham@maryvillecollege.edu.

Undergraduate Research

“El Gaucho Negro: Argentina’s Literary War Against Blacks, Cowboys and Amerindians”
While studying at the Universidad Católica de Córdoba, Gabriel Turner ’09 became familiar with two famous Argentine works and how they affected Argentina’s racial landscape. Read more.

Legends of Anderson Hall

Catharine WilkinsonAmong faculty who have taught at Maryville College, no one has taught longer than Catharine Wilkinson. And it’s likely that no other professor has taught more languages. Between 1919 and 1969, she taught French, English, German and Latin to students in Anderson Hall. To read more about Miss Wilkinson, other “Legends of Anderson Hall” and the related fundraising project to renovate the interior of Anderson, visit the MC web site.

Campaign Update

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

Fun

DOWNLOAD NEW DESKTOP BACKGROUNDS

Show a bit of school spirit while working at your computer! Calendars for July, August, September and October are now available for download from the MC web site.

 
 

Graduation 2009

MC Class of 2009MORE THAN 225 GRADS PARTICIPATE IN COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES

Commencement 2009 was, perhaps, our coolest outdoor graduation on record, but more than 3,000 guests didn’t let the chilly dampness and threat of rain keep them from watching the approximately 225 graduates receive their diplomas and hearing personal finance expert, best-selling author and TV and radio host Dave Ramsey talk about “Hope, Real Hope.” Visit the wrap-up on the MC web site.

Presidential Search Underway

COMMITTEE MEMBERS ANNOUNCED

Fifteen people Board members, alumni, faculty and staff members and students will be directly involved in the search for Maryville College’s 11th president. To find out who those people are and how the search process will be conducted, read the release online.

Clayton Center for the Arts

Clayton Center for the ArtsNEW DONOR OPPORTUNITIES ANNOUNCED BY CLAYTON CENTER

OK, maybe you don’t have the cash to name the outdoor plaza, but perhaps you can see your name in a brick paver or on a seat in the theatre. Check out new ways to support the Clayton Center for the Arts.

Athletics

MC EARNS GREAT SOUTH PRESIDENTS’ CUPS FOR FIFTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

For championship seasons, Maryville’s women’s teams earned 565 points while the men’s teams earned 480. Both tallies were enough to capture the conference’s Presidents’ Cups. Read more on the MC web site.

Academics

Matt MurrillMATT MURRILL ’08 SELECTED FOR PRESTIGIOUS FULBRIGHT AWARD

In August, Matt Murrill will leave for India, where he’ll study the groundwater arsenic contamination in West Bengal. To read about his selection for the program and his inspiration for this kind of study, visit the MC web site.

Advancement

Bonnor LogoBONNER CAMPAIGN PASSES $1-MILLION MARK

The campaign to endow Maryville College’s Bonner Scholars Program is making good progress. Have you given yet? The deadline is Aug. 1. Visit the MC web site for more information and to make your gift.

Admissions

Megan, Arielle, and MichelleTHREE ALUMNAE JOIN STAFF

Recent grads Megan McCarter Cates ’03, Arielle von Boettinger Kilday ’05 and Michelle Wilson ’08 have been welcomed in the Admissions Office and are assisting in the recruiting efforts of the College. To find out more, visit the MC web site.

Alumni

JOIN MC AT THE TENNESSEE SMOKIES’ BALLPARK!

The College has a sign in the outfield, but we’ll also be present on the concourse during some games (June 19 and Aug. 14) and in a designated section for others. Alumni should mark July 11 and plan to attend; prospective students will be special guests Aug. 30.

Student Development

Elizabeth NewmanADULT LEARNERS ARE FOCUS OF BONNER SCHOLAR’S SERVICE

Elizabeth Newman ’11 volunteers twice a week for the Blount County Adult Education Program at the Everett Center in Maryville. Among her teaching tools: a restaurant menu. Read the story online .

 

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