The Scot-e-Newsletter: News for Alumni, Parents and Friends of Maryville College
    August 2009 Volume 8, Number 8    
 
In This Issue
Academics: “Blessings” is theme for Aug. 27 Convocation
Advancement: Campaign for Bonner endowment successful
Presidential Search: Updates now posted on web
Athletics: Season openers just weeks away
Alumni:  “Great Scots!” program seeking volunteers
Student Development:  Freshman Move-In welcomes new students to MC
Church Relations: Space still available for picnic
Admissions: Become an Alumni Ambassador
Fun: Follow Maryville alumni on Twitter!

MC Quick Fact

Last year, 277 students had on-campus jobs coordinated through the College’s Financial Aid Office.

Upcoming

The first of the College’s Open Houses for 2009-2010 is scheduled for Sept. 17. Know prospective students and families who should “Meet Maryville”? It’s informative, fun and a great introduction to the Maryville experience. Watch the web site for details.
 
Is Homecoming 2009 on your calendar? Mark it now – Oct. 16-18!

Undergraduate Research

“Art Deco Fabric Design”
A big fan of Art Deco, Ashley Hubbard '09 studied the style in-depth, designed patterns for textile that incorporated key elements and worked with a screen printer to get them created. Read more.

Legends of Anderson Hall

Viola LightfootHer first job at the College paid 15 cents an hour, but Viola Lightfoot ’34 quickly moved up the pay scale
and the administration’s ladder. Although she didn’t always hold the “Registrar” title, she performed those duties (among others) for 40 years. To read more about Miss Lightfoot, 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.

MC at Smokies ballpark

The McCordsAdriel McCord ’00, Nichole Johnson McCord ’02 and son Jaydan enjoyed an alumni gathering at the Tennessee Smokies ballpark on July 11. In all, 25 members of the National Alumni Board, Blount County Alumni Board and the Young Alumni Advisory Council attended. These alums also got a first-look at the Maryville College billboard displayed in the outfield.

 
 

Academics

“BLESSINGS” IS THEME FOR AUG. 27 CONVOCATION

In his last Convocation address as president of MC, Dr. Gerald Gibson will talk about the College’s past and present benefactors and the blessings they have been to the 190-year-old institution. More information is available on the MC web site.

Advancement

CAMPAIGN FOR BONNER ENDOWMENT SUCCESSFUL

Maryville Scots
With very generous gifts from alumni, parents and friends and some unrestricted endowment dollars, the College was able to meet the $2 million challenge by the Bonner Foundation. Fundraising has shifted to focus on unrestricted dollars for the general endowment. Read the release online.

Presidential Search

UPDATES NOW POSTED ON WEB

Committee Chairman Bryant Cureton ’60 is keeping the MC community apprised of progress in the search for MC’s 11th president. A Presidential Search web section has been launched. Search under the "MC at a Glance" menu on the MC homepage for Cureton's updates.

Athletics

SEASON OPENERS JUST WEEKS AWAY

Maryville Scots
Both soccer teams and the volleyball team begin their 2009 seasons on Sept. 1. The football team opens at home on Sept. 5, while the cross country teams travel to Sewanee on Sept. 6. MC’s new golf teams hit the links later in September. Check out schedules on the MC web site.

Alumni

“GREAT SCOTS!” PROGRAM SEEKING VOLUNTEERS

Would you like to help out at home games? Do you have a “green thumb” and an interest in assisting the College with campus landscaping? Through “Great Scots!” your interests and talents are matched with the needs of MC. In July, 14 alumni donated 61 volunteer hours. For details, contact Assistant Director for Stewardship and Alumni Affairs Diana Canacaris ’02 at 865.981.8198 or diana.canacaris@maryvillecollege.edu.

Student Development

FRESHMAN MOVE-IN WELCOMES NEW STUDENTS TO MC

Freshman Move-inThe carpet will be rolled out to the MC Family’s newest members on Wed., Aug. 19, from 2 until 6 p.m. Would you like to volunteer to greet families at the College entrance, help them locate residence halls, move students’ possessions into their new homes and generally welcome them into the Maryville College Family? For information about becoming a member of the Move-In Crew, call the Student Development Office at 865.981.8213.

Church Relations

SPACE STILL AVAILABLE FOR PICNIC

Has your church signed up for the annual Church & College Picnic? The Aug. 23 event is a fun way for congregations to introduce themselves to first-year students. To reserve a table, contact Marsha Wynn at 865.981.8204 or marsha.wynn@maryvillecollege.edu.

Admissions

BECOME AN ALUMNI AMBASSADOR!

Ever thought about contacting a prospective student by phone or email, attending a college fair or taking a student to dinner? Become an Alumni Ambassador and assist the MC Admissions Office in recruiting future Maryville College students. For more information, contact Arielle von Boettinger Kilday ’05 at 865.981.8042 or arielle.kilday@maryvillecollege.edu for more information.

Fun

FOLLOW MARYVILLE ALUMNI ON TWITTER!

TwitterDirector of Outreach and Alumni Affairs Katherine Best Caputo ’01 has set up an account that will help alumni stay connected to the College. To get started, visit www.twitter.com/maryvillealumni.

 

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