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					                             ETSU alumni association board of directors                                                                  ETSU Today University Magazine
Mrs. Dorothy L. Grisham ’74, President
Mr. Gary Poe ’68, President-Elect
Lt. Gen. Ronald V. Hite ’85, Vice President
                                                                     Mr. D. Roger Kennedy ’69
                                                                     Mr. Mark W. Thomas ’84
                                                                     Mr. Lawrence F. Counts ’79
                                                                                                                                         Spring 2008
Mr. Jeffrey C. Taylor ’85, Secretary                                 Mr. Charles Stahl ’83
Ms. Renee Bays Lockhart ’87, ’89, Treasurer                          Ms. Eleanor E. Yoakum ’65
Mr. J. Daniel Mahoney ’66, Past-President                            Mr. Joshua Shearin, SGA President
Mr. Jason A Berry, ‘98                                               Mr. Stephen Linebarger, SGA Vice President                                                                                     contents
Dr. Tony Katras ’84, ’89                                             Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr., ETSU President
Mrs. Michelle Livengood ’84                                          Dr. Richard A. Manahan, Vice President for University                president’s message - 1                advancement - 14
Ms. Diane T. Wear ’90                                                 Advancement/President, ETSU Foundation
Mr. Larry La ’84                                                     Mr. Robert M. Plummer ’84,’87, Associate Vice                        top stories - 2                        annual fund - 19
Dr. Jack Parton ’78, ’79, ’82                                         President for University Advancement/Executive
Ms. Linda Buck ’80, ’84                                               Director of ETSU Alumni Association                                 unique alumni - 4                      looking back - 23
                                      ETSU foundation officers and directors                                                              campus briefs - 8                      classnotes - 24
Mrs. Leslie Parks Pope, Chairman of the Board             Mr. Frederick “Pal”                  Mr. Scott Niswonger                        athletics - 11                         market place - 31
Mr. D. Roger Kennedy ’69,                                  Barger, Jr. ’55                     Mr. David A. Ogle ’79
 Vice Chairman of the Board                               Mr. Jeff Byrd                        Mr. Art Powers
Mr. M. Thomas Krieger, Secretary                          Mrs. Betty DeVinney                  Mr. K. Newton Raff
Dr. Steve Conerly, Treasurer                              Mrs. Janey Diehl ’50                 Mr. James W. Reel ’74
Mr. Tim P. Jones, Immediate Past Board                    Dr. Archie R. Dykes ’52, ’56         Mr. Howard W. Roddy ’74
 Chairman
Mr. Wayne G. Basler, Past Chairman
                                                          Mrs. Ruth Ellis DiGregorio
                                                          Dr. James W. Gibson
                                                                                               Mrs. Lottie Fields Ryans
                                                                                               Mr. Robert T. (Rab) Summers               Paul E. Stanton, Jr.
Mr. Donald R. Raber, Investment Commitee                  Mr. Richard L. Green ’73             Mr. Raymond R. Thomas ’59                 University President
 Chairman                                                 Mr. Louis H. Gump ’73                Mr. John D. Tickle
Mr. Stuart E. Wood, Jr. ’60, Planned Giving               Dr. Roberta T. Herrin ’70, ’72       Mrs. Ann Mooneyhan Utter ’65
 Committee Chair
Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr., ETSU President
Dr. Richard A. Manahan, Foundation President
                                                          Dr. Barbara Kimbrough
                                                          Mrs. Dorothy Lee-Grisham ’74
                                                          Mrs. Michelle Livengood ’84
                                                                                               Mr. Dennis Vonderfecht
                                                                                               Dr. May Votaw
                                                                                               Dr. Susan Gentry Williams ’67, ’68
                                                                                                                                         Richard A. Manahan
Dr. David D. Collins ’96, Foundation Chief                Mr. Paul Montgomery                  Mr. Guy B. Wilson, Jr.                    Vice President for University Advancement
 Financial Officer                                                                                                                       ETSU Foundation President
                                                               tennessee board of regents
 Honorable Phil Bredesen, Governor of Tennessee
  & Chair
                                                                      Mr. Jonas Kisber, 8th District
                                                                      Ms. Janice Donahue, Faculty Representative
                                                                                                                                         Robert M. Plummer
 Ms. Fran Marcum, Vice Chair & 4th District                           Mr. Millard Oakley, 6th District                                   Associate V.P. for University Advancement
 Dr. Charles W. Manning, Chancellor                                   Mr. Paul Montgomery, 1st District                                  Executive Director of ETSU Alumni Association
 Ms. Pamela Fansler ’73, 2nd District                                 Dr. Richard G. Rhoda, Executive Director of THEC
 Mr. Mathew Harris, Student Representative                            Mr. Howard Roddy ’74, At-Large East Tennessee
 Ms. Agenia Clark, 7th District
 Mr. Gregory Duckett, 9th District
                                                                      Mr. J. Stanley Rogers, At-Large Middle Tennessee
                                                                      Honorable Tim Webb, Acting Commissioner                                                                     managing editors
 Honorable Ken Givens ’69, ’71, Commissioner                           of Education
  of Agriculture                                                      Mr. Robert P. Thomas, 5th District                                    Richard A. Manahan
 Mrs. Judy T. Gooch, 3rd District                                     Mr. William Watkins, Jr., At-Large West Tennessee
                                                                                                                                            Robert M. Plummer ’84 ’87
                                                                                                                                            Jennifer Hodge ’05, Editorial Assistant
                               tennessee higher education commission
 Ms. Katie Winchester, Chair, Dyersburg                              Ms. Sue Atkinson, Nashville
  General Wendell Gilbert, Vice Chair, Clarksville                   Mr. Robert White ’96, Johnson City
 Mr. Jack Murrah, Vice Chair, Hixson
 Mr. A.C. Wharton, Jr., Secretary, Memphis
                                                                     Mr. Charles Mann, Columbia
                                                                     Ms. Sondra Wilson, voting ex-officio, Tennessee                                                                          contributors
 Mr. W. Ransom Jones, Murfreesboro                                    Technological University
 Mr. Gregory P. Isaacs, Knoxville                                    Dr. Gary Nixon, non-voting ex-officio/Executive
 Mr. Riley C. Darnell, Secretary of State                             Director, State Board of Education
                                                                                                                                           Jeff Anderson                           Carol Ollis
 Mr. John Morgan, State Comptroller                                  Mr. David C. Holt, non-voting ex-officio,                             Amy Brown                               Joanne Paty
 Mr. Dale Sims, State Treasurer                                       UT Memphis
                                                                                                                                           Margaret Carr                           Robert Plummer
                                                                       university advancement                                              Lee Ann Davis                           Cyndi Ramsey
Office of University Advancement                                      Office of University Alumni
                                                                                                                                           Carol Fox                               Shea Renfro
Dr. Richard A. Manahan, Vice President                                Robert M. Plummer ’84, ’87, Associate Vice                           Kristn Clark Fry                        Pamela Ripley
  for University Advancement/ President,                                President for University Advancement/Executive
  ETSU Foundation                                                       Director ETSU Alumni Association
                                                                                                                                           Tisha Harrison                          Jeremy Ross
Jeff Anderson ’83, Associate Vice President                           Lee Ann Davis ’91, Director of University                            Leisa Harvey                            Fred Sauceman
  for University Advancement & Planned Giving                           Alumni Programs
Jeremy Ross ’07, Associate Vice President for                         Leisa Harvey ’94, Office Coordinator
                                                                                                                                           Donald Harvill                          Tyla Short
  University Advancement Capital Campaign                             Cyndi Ramsey ’06, Coordinator of                                     Chris Henson                            Carol Sloan
Carol Sloan, Assistant Vice President for University                    Alumni Activities                                                  Jennifer Hill                           Joseph E. Smith
  Advancement                                                         Jennifer Hodge ’05, Graduate Assistant
Tisha Harrison ’80, Director of University                            Katie Wilhoit ’04, Graduate Assistant                                Jennifer Hodge                          Karen Sullivan
  Advancement                                                         Tyla Short ’09, Student Classnotes Coordinator                       Pat Holland                             Jenny Wilkins
Karen Sullivan, Director of University Advancement                    Jenny Wilkins ’10, Student Wrting Assistant
Pat Holland, Administrative Coordinator                               Mark Montgomery ’09, Student Web Master                              Richard A. Manahan                      Leisa Wiseman
Pat Barcel, Office Manager                                            Donald Harvill ’92, Computer Operations                              Mark Montgomery
Peggy McCurry ’80, Office Coordinator                                   Coordinator
Diana Bowers ’05, Graduate Assistant                                  Margaret Carr ’81, Information Research
Megan Ringley, Graduate Assistant                                       Technician
Deidre Yowell ’07, Graduate Assistant
Laure Craddock, Executive Aide Receptionist
                                                                      Carol Ollis, Technical Clerk
                                                                      Shea Renfro, Director of Alumni and
                                                                                                                                                                                        photographers
Pat Elledge, Executive Aide Administrative                              Donor Records
Office of ETSU Foundation Accounting
                                                                                                                                           Larry Smith ’78                          James Padgett
Dr. David D. Collins ’96, Foundation Chief                                                                                                 Jim Sledge ’87                           John Bullington
  Financial Officer and Vice President
  for Business & Finance
                                                                                                                                           Lee Ann Davis ’91
Kathy Carder, Account Clerk
Leisa Wiseman ’84, Accountant

                                                                                                                  credits                East Tennessee State University is one of 45 institutions in the Tennessee
                                                                                                                                         Board of Regents system, the sixth largest system of higher education in
 p. 5- Pharmacy school story article, courtesy of Sam Watson,         p. 9- Gary Harrell article courtesy of Henry Cuningham, photo      the nation. The Tennessee Board of Regents is the governing board for this
   graphic courtesy of Mike Murphy ’05, and photo courtesy              courtesy of Cindy Burnham, storied career courtesy of Jim        system which is comprised of six universities, thirteen community colleges,
   of Ron Campbell ’94, Johnson City Press                              Blaine, Fayetteville Observer                                    and twenty-six Tennessee Technology Centers. The TBR system enrolls more
 p. 6- Rick Spurling ’84, ’93, ’04 photo courtesy of Rick Spurling    p. 9- Jennifer Dobson article courtesy of Kevin Castle,
 p. 6- Tom Chilton ’61 article and photo courtesy of Bill Derby,        Kingsport Times-News                                             than 80 percent of all Tennessee students attending public institutions of
   Johnson City News & Neighbor                                       p. 10- Fossil article courtesy of Rex Barber, Johnson City Press   higher education.
 p. 7- Gary Odom ’73 photo courtesy of Gary Odom’s office             p. 12- Melissa Robertson article courtesy of Jean Hearne ’95,
 p. 7- Gediyon Knight ’96 photo courtesy of Gediyon Knight              photo courtesy of Mike Murphy ’05, Johnson City Press,
 p. 7-Mike Smith ’81 photo courtesy of Atlanta Falcons                  Her Magazine
                                                                                                                                         East Tennessee State University is fully in accord with the belief that
 p. 7- Brian McKnight ’99 photo courtesy of Angelo                    p. 13- BASA auction article courtesy of Johnson City               educational and employment opportunities should be available to all
   State University                                                     News & Neighbor                                                  eligible persons without regard to age, gender, color, race, religion,
 p. 8- Hinton story courtesy of Jan Davis and photos courtesy of      p. 20- Gothard column courtesy of Mike Gothard ‘86, The            national origin, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
   Holly Allain, Amelia Islander                                        Daily Advance, Elizabeth City, NC
 p. 8- Ron Dykes story courtesy of Ben Ingram, photo courtesy         p. 20- College of Medicine article courtesy of Jay B.Mehta,
   of Dave Boyd, Johnson City Press                                     ETSU Accent                                                      Conceptual design by Absolute Communications, Inc. and print
 p. 8- Hope Radebaugh ’97 photo courtesy of                           p. 26- Photo courtesy of Brian Head ‘70                            production by McQuiddy Printing.
   Hope Radebaugh                                                     p. 27- Rob Wood ’68 article courtesy of Jeff Keeling,              TBR: 160-014-07 76M
 p. 9- Ericka Bazile article courtesy of Doug Janz ’85, photo           Johnson City Press
   courtesy of Mike Murphy ’05, Johnson City Press                    p. 29- Steve Jarrard ’00 article and photo courtesy of
                                                                        Steve Jarrard
                                                                                                         president’s message

                                                                                   greetings to each of you from ETSU!

Providing an excellent education for today’s college student entails many aspects of life that generations of
students before them only have dreamed. Beginning with the most basic requirement of high-quality instruction
in the classroom, we could build a complete system around the student that includes access to the Internet for
World Wide Web use, the full services of our university libraries, online “classrooms” for entire classes, and those
places students can go after the traditional schedule of class time to continue their discussions, complete
assignments, and more. Learning is engaging 24 hours a day and certainly accessible well beyond a campus
where wireless access can be found.
At ETSU, we are also facing new challenges that our changing
society demands. The tragedies on other campuses and related
incidents remind us to be vigilant and to take prudent steps to
assure student safety and that of the university as a whole. ETSU
has instituted text messaging and electronic mail alerts from a
central system plus specially equipped warning systems with
sirens and public address features to provide necessary messages
in urgent situations.
The quality of life for today’s student coming to our Johnson City
campus is the best in ETSU history. The Basler Center for Physical
Activity has become a hub of student engagement for
recreation and wellness. The response to new residence hall
facilities has been tremendous as we have been able to replace
aging housing facilities with more comfortable, spacious, and
technology-ready environments. And, we are happy to report
the D.P. Culp University Center has been renovated for another
generation of students.
In working to achieve our objectives, we are truly blessed with strong partnerships. The first partnership is with our
students and their families. Through the shared revenues of their tuition and fees, we address a majority of the
educational costs. The State of Tennessee continues to provide a measure of educational support and the state is
able to assist in academic facility renovation and replacement.
The most vital of the partnerships for
us to “reach higher,” as our
fund-raising campaign motto states,
is our many alumni and contributors.
Financial support through private
and corporate giving, personal
engagement as volunteers, daily
stewardship of ETSU through their
individual achievement in the
workplace, and contribution to the
enrichment of their communities—
this is the real evidence to all the
people our alumni meet. They
demonstrate the importance of a
college education, the value of the
higher education experience, and
the important difference found
in people who come from
East Tennessee State University.
Because of you, we stand together
with ETSU PRIDE!
                                                                                                                               president’s message




       Paul E. Stanton, Jr.
             President
   East Tennessee State University




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                                                                          ETSU College of Pharmacy named for Bill Gatton
                            During its quarterly meeting in Chattanooga in March 2008, the Tennessee Board of Regents approved the
                            naming of East Tennessee State University’s pharmacy school as the Bill Gatton College of
                            Pharmacy.
                            Mr. Gatton has generously supported many academic and athletic opportunities at ETSU over the years.
                            Since 2005, he has donated $2 million to the pharmacy school. A recognized philanthropist in higher
                            education, Gatton received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky and an M.B.A. from the
                            University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
                            The first class at the College of Pharmacy began on January 12, 2007. Currently, the college is in the process
                            of selecting the third class of students who will be slated to graduate in 2012.
                            At the time of his first commitment to the college, Gatton said, "From a business standpoint, the ETSU
                            pharmacy school is a solid investment in the economic development and expansion of the Tri-Cities area
                            and Virginia region. Furthermore, as a citizen, I see this initiative as a ‘shot in the arm’ for strengthening our
                            health care systems, particularly [in] underserved areas. I commend ETSU for developing this innovative,
                            unique model and for answering the call to bring more pharmacists to East Tennessee.”
                            Gatton made a $400,000 contribution in May 2005 that allowed ETSU to meet the $5 million goal set by
                            Governor Phil Bredesen to seek final authorization for the pharmacy school through the Tennessee Board of
                            Regents and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.
                            “This push for a College of Pharmacy has not just been an ETSU initiative, but rather a region-wide effort.
                            Local pharmacists, legislators, business and industry leaders, prospective pharmacy students, our alumni, our
                            faculty/staff, and the community have all stood together, and together we are making it happen,” said ETSU
                            President Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr.
                            Gatton stated that there are several reasons why he, and others, should support this endeavor. “It is a great
                                                                                      career opportunity for young people, and
                                                                                       prospective pharmacy students will be able to
                                                                                       attend ETSU without having to go all the way to
                                                                                       Memphis for their education. Our population is
                                                                                       aging, and trained pharmacists are essential for
                                                                                       the health care of our older citizens.”
                                                                                            In January 2006, Gatton presented a second
                                                                                            check in the amount of $400,000 and issued an
                                                                                            invitation to his friends - automobile dealers and
                                                                                            others - to support the cause. He announced
                                                                                            that he would match “dollar for dollar” up to an
                                                                                            additional $400,000 in gifts by these friends. This
                                                                                            past December, he presented ETSU with a third
                                                                                            check written for $800,000. In addition to his $2
                                                                                            million in gifts, he helped the College of
                                                                                            Pharmacy garner an additional $400,000
                                                                                            through that invitation to others to participate in
                                                                                            the fundraising process.
                                                                                            “The new college will be a great economic
                                                                                            boost to the area. I am honored to have played
                                                                                            a role in the College of Pharmacy becoming a
                                                                                            reality at ETSU,” Gatton stated.
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cutting edge science - groundbreaking research a top priority for college of pharmacy faculty




      Both in pharmacy practice and at the basic science level, faculty members in ETSU’s
      fledgling College of Pharmacy are working to break ground in numerous health care
      research fields, hopefully resulting in advances in treatment and pharmacy
      education.
      “As we prepare pharmacists to practice in real communities, we have recruited the
      best faculty we can, and people of that quality have to have an avenue of
      opportunities for research,” Pharmacy Dean Larry Calhoun said. “Our focus has been
      on getting started, but they all come with expectations for research initiatives.”
      The inaugural faculty’s research interests include such areas as oncology, internal
      medicine, infectious disease, psychiatry, genetics, diabetes, hematology,
      immunization, lipid management, poison information, narcotics, analytical chemistry
      and pediatric dosage. Several faculty members arrived at ETSU with grants from
      national foundations or experience in international health care initiatives and
      fellowships.
      “We want our students when they graduate not only to have a good grasp of
      current practice methods in pharmacy but also what could be done in the future.”
      said Calhoun.
      When it comes to research opportunities, Calhoun and others in the college’s core
      administration say the new ETSU college is uniquely poised to take advantage of
      collaboration made possible by its position within a health sciences division that also
      includes medicine, nursing, public health and clinical and rehabilitative health
      sciences. Though the primary emphasis in the hiring process for the faculty to open
      the college was teaching, administrators often attempted to match an applicant’s
      research interests with initiatives already taking place at ETSU.
      Pharmaceutical Sciences Department Chairman David Roane
      said, ”While primary decisions about research occur at the
      individual level, ETSU’s greatest potential for development of
      rapid growth in pharmacy research should come from
      capitalizing on common ground within the college and other
      units at ETSU.”
      “To make decent advances, it takes teamwork,” Roane said.
      “You can’t do modern science just out there on your own. To be
      the most productive, you’ve got to join hands with other people
      and walk forward together.”
                                “We live in a world of ideas. That’s
                                kind of our bread and butter – to think
                                about things, come up with ideas
                                and find some way for them to hit the
                                ground and walk on their own. The
                                ability to generate ideas, refine ideas
                                and come up with the most creative
                                ideas often begins in conversation.”
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                                  Story by Sam Watson
                                  Graphic By Mike Murphy ‘05
                                  Photos By Ron Campbell ‘94
                                  Johnson City Press

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                                                                                                                  Spurling makes schools "Bully Free"
                                               Dr. Richard Spurling ’84 ’93 ’04 is the author of It Is Time… To Be Bully Free! An Anti-Bullying Guidebook for School
                                               Leaders (Dec. 2006). His writing has been inspirational in providing schools direction in developing, establishing and
                                               implementing anti-bullying programs. This book is based on his dissertation, “The Bully-Free School Zone Character
                                               Education Program: A Study of Impact at Five Western North Carolina Middle Schools” (Dec. 2004). Dr. Spurling’s
                                               studies have allowed him the opportunity to present his findings to over 20,000 educators detailing his program to
                                               concerned educators and school leaders in Virginia,
                                               Tennessee, and North Carolina. He has also served as keynote speaker at several
                                               state conferences over the last three years and continues to share his findings
                                               through in-service training.
                                               Dr. Spurling graduated from ETSU with a Doctorate of Education in 2004. He finished
                                               the four-year course of study with a 4.0 Grade Point Average and received highest
                                               honors at the commencement ceremonies held at the Mini-Dome on the campus
                   of ETSU. Over the last 20 years, Dr. Spurling has earned a B.S., M.Ed., Ed.S., and Ed.D. at the university. He was
                   also a three-year starter for the ETSU Buccaneer football team in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
                   In his 23rd year with the Mitchell County, North Carolina, Schools, he has served as a teacher, coach,
                   assistant principal, principal and currently is the assistant superintendent and Career Technical Education
                   Director. He also teaches at ETSU as an adjunct professor in the educational leadership department and
                   principal preparation program.
                   Dr. Spurling now resides in Spruce Pine, North Carolina, with his wife Felicia, a media specialist with the
                   Mitchell County Schools and their two children, Madison and Max.




                                                                                                            ETSU basketball star shares his number
                 Tom Chilton (B.S. ’61) was my basketball idol along with a lot of other
                 Johnson City basketball fans in the early 1960s. When coach
                 Madison Brooks’ ETSU Bucs were playing at home, the gym was filled
                 to capacity to watch superstar, Tom Chilton, thrill the fans.
                 In those days we would scramble for a bleacher seat as close as
                 possible to the court. We made sure to wear our high-top Chuck
                 Taylor Converse basketball shoes to every game, just like Tom
                 Chilton’s.
                 Tom’s ETSU basketball career was cut short when he was drafted by
                 the Army during the cold war’s Berlin crisis. After military service he
                 was again drafted but by the NBA’s St. Louis Hawks.
                 He and the Hawks came back to town to play an exhibition match
                 against the Philadelphia 76ers and Wilt “The Stilt” Chamberlin. The
                 whole town filled Brooks Gym for the match.
                 Tom Chilton, along with his wife and other members of the class of ’61
                 returned to campus to bring Chilton’s number 42 jersey out of
                 retirement. Kevin Tiggs, a junior transfer student and the 2007
                 National Junior College Division II Player of the Year, had requested
                 and was granted permission to wear Chilton’s number 42 jersey, the
                 only number ever retired in ETSU’s program history.
                 A news release from ETSU’s athletic department said; Chilton, who
                 ranks first all-time with 26.1 points per game and the fifth on the
                 all-time scoring list with 1,801 points, agreed to allow Kevin to wear his
                 No. 42 jersey for the 2007 and 2008 season. Thereafter, it will be retired   tour attendees
                 again.                                                                       Tour attendants are all members of the class of 1961. Every year they
                                                                                              get together, and this year they came back to tour ETSU and see Tom
                 Chilton played at ETSU from 1958 to 1961, holds three of the top 10
                                                                                              Chilton’s number passed down to Kevin Tiggs.
                 scoring seasons in ETSU history, netting 32.1 ppg in 1960-61 (second in
                 the nation), 25 ppg in 1959-1960 and 20.6 ppg in                                                                       (from left to right)
                 1958-59.                                                                                                               Jane Turner Williamson
                 Tom makes his home in Madison, Indiana, and                                                                            Mary L. Gearhart
                 makes his way to Johnson City each year to see                                                                         Libbie Suter
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                 the Bucs play.                                                                                                         Linda Hitch Shaw
                                                                                                                                        Bertie Jean Jones French
                  Bill Derby                                                                                                            Paula Counts
                  Johnson City News & Neighbor                                                                                          Gregory & Tom Chilton
                                                                                                                                        Judy Noblin Chilton
                                                                                                                                        Mary Margaret Lones Holbert
                                                                                                                                        Donald Kent Holbert
                                                                                                                                        James E. and Carolyn Williams
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                                                   Odom leads Tennessee House                              ETSU graduate coaches
   Gary Odom (B.S. ’73) is the Democratic Majority Leader of the Tennessee House of                                Atlanta Falcons
   Representatives. In addition, Rep. Odom serves as Chair of the House Ethics Committee and      Former ETSU linebacker Mike Smith
   the House Rules Committee. He also serves on the House Finance, Ways and Means                 (1977-1981) has spent the last five seasons as
   Committee, the House Health and Human Resources Committee, the House Government                the defensive coordinator for the
   Operations Committee, the House Calendar and Rules                                             Jacksonville Jaguars, but recently accepted
   Committee, the House Budget Subcommittee, the                                                  his first-ever NFL head coaching job with the
   House Professional Occupations Subcommittee, the                                               Atlanta Falcons.
   Joint TACIR Committee, the Joint Worker’s
                                                                                                  During his tenure with the Jaguars, Smith
   Compensation Committee, the Joint Lottery Oversight
                                                                                                  implemented one of the best defensive
   Committee, and the Joint TennCare
                                                                                                  systems in the league. Since 2003,
   Oversight Committee.
                                                                                                  Jacksonville ranked fourth in overall defense
   Prior to his service in the Tennessee House of                                                 (296.6), third in scoring defense (16.1), fifth in
   Representatives, he served in the Metropolitan Council                                         rushing defense (99.3) and has allowed the
   of Nashville and Davidson County from 1983 to 1995.                                            third fewest rushing touchdowns (37) from
   For three years, he was a faculty member at Aquinas Jr.                                        2003-06. After the 2005 campaign, Smith
   College, and for 20 years he served as Executive                                               was named to the USA Today All-Joe Team,
   Director of the Tennessee Optometric Association.                                              which is an award that goes to the players
                                                                                                  and coaches who have overachieved and
   He has two adult children, John Paul and
                                                                                                  are often overlooked.
   Sarah Elizabeth.
                                                                                                  Prior to joining the Jaguars, Smith spent the
                                                                                                  previous four seasons with the Baltimore
                                                                                                  Ravens, helping them to their Super Bowl
ETSU alumnus Gediyon Kifle featured in award-winning cookbook                                     championship in 2000.
                                                                                                  In 2002, Smith coached All-Pro Ray Lewis
                                  Gediyon Kifle received a bachelor’s degree in mass              and Pro Bowler Peter Boulware, who had his
                                  communications at ETSU in 1996. Today, he is a freelance        finest NFL season, and he was instrumental
                                  photographer based in Washington, D.C., and creates             in the development of second-year pro Ed
                                  documentaries, mainly on topics of human rights and social      Hartwell, who made a team-leading 196
                                  action.                                                         tackles.

                                  Now, Kifle has added something
                                  new to his list of accomplishments.
                                  He contributed the photography
                                  to a unique cookbook, The Soul of
                                  a New Cuisine: A Discovery of the
                                  Foods and Flavors of Africa. The
                                  volume was created in
                                  collaboration with Marcus
                                  Samuelsson and has a foreword
                                  penned by Desmond Tutu, with
                                  text by Heidi Sacko Walters.


                                     Fansler, Montgomery appointed to the
                                                Tennessee Board of Regents                        Smith had a 12-year stint at Tennessee Tech
                    Pam Fansler (B.S. ’73) was appointed to the 2nd Congressional District,       (1987-98), the last three as the defensive
                    and Paul Montgomery was appointed to 1st Congressional District of the        coordinator. He joined the Tennessee Tech
                    Tennessee Board of Regents. The Tennessee Board of Regents system is          staff as defensive line coach, and then
                    governed by 18 board members. The purpose of the board is found in its        served as special teams coordinator from
                    by-laws. The board meets four times each year at regularly scheduled          1988 to 1995. He tutored the line for nine
                    meetings, and the chairman may call additional meetings during the year       seasons before being promoted to
                    as needed. The standing committees of the board and some ad hoc               defensive coordinator and linebacker
                    committees meet prior to each board meeting and include faculty and           coach in 1996.
                    student representatives. The board sets policies and guidelines that govern
                                                                                                  With Smith as defensive coordinator, the
                    all TBR institutions.
                                                                                                  Golden Eagles’ defense finished in the top
                                                                                                  10 in the nation in both 1997 and 1998. In
 Fansler is President and East Tennessee Market Manager of First Tennessee Bank in Knoxville,
                                                                                                  1998, Smith was promoted to defensive
 Tennessee. She is also a graduate of the Southeastern School of Banking and the LSU
                                                                                                  coordinator/assistant head coach. Before
 Graduate School of Banking. She has 32 years of experience in the financial services industry
                                                                                                  joining Tennessee Tech, Smith was the
 beginning with Valley Fidelity Bank and Trust Company and continuing with First Tennessee
                                                                                                  defensive line coach and recruiting
 after its acquisition of Valley Fidelity in 1991.
                                                                                                  coordinator at Morehead (KY) State. He
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                                                                                                  served as a part-time assistant coach at
 Montgomery is the Vice President of Talent Management of Eastman
                                                                                                  San Diego State in 1982, and then spent the
 Chemical Company where he is responsible for Eastman’s global learning,
                                                                                                  next three seasons (1983-1985) coaching
 staffing, workforce planning, leadership and business development. Before
                                                                                                  the Aztecs’ linebackers. It was at San Diego
 joining Eastman, he served as production supervisor and later as manager
                                                                                                  State where he worked with Brian Billick, who
 of production planning at Texas Instruments. Prior to joining Texas
                                                                                                  brought him to Baltimore in 1999.
 Instruments, he worked for Arcata Graphics and the Kingsport Press.

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                                             Sandra Baker-Hinton volunteers in paradise                                   Radebaugh writes Gym Rats
                                                                They are Ph.D.s, M.D.s, and CEOs. They are
                                                                Senior Vice Presidents and consultants and
                                                                college teachers and community activists. And,
                                                                after months and months of research, they chose
                                                                to retire on Amelia Island. For Sandra Baker-
                                                                Hinton, Amelia Island is her “paradise.” She
                                                                came to Amelia Island to explore her love of
                                                                nature and the flora and fauna of this beautiful
                                                                island. She is an artist, and she notes, “You never
                                                                retire if you are an artist. Art will always be a part
                                                                of who you are.”
                                                         Sandra describes growing up poor in rural
                                                         Tennessee, and how a camping trip to Cumberland
                                                         Island as a child made her feel rich from the
                                                         abundance of natural beauty in the area. She
                                                         always wanted to return. She taught, then worked
                                                         with her husband to make his job a success, but
                                                         finally decided to escape to “paradise.” She recalls
                                                         the excitement of driving through the night, arriving
                                                         at 2:00 a.m., and finding a studio to really, finally
                                                         become a full-time artist. She has done that
                                                         successfully through Amelia SanJon Gallery and
                                                         even recently won Best-in-Show from the Jacksonville
                                                         Watercolor Society.
                                                                                                                         Basketball coach’s wife Hope Radebaugh
                                                         But it’s her work as a turtle patrol volunteer that gets        (B.S. ’87) released her first book Nov. 15.
                                                         each day started. She’s on the beach at dawn to                 Gym Rats is a 65-day devotional guide with
                                                         scout for clues that a sea turtle has come ashore to            discipleship material. She is the wife of
                                                         lay its eggs. She marks the nest and continues to               Carlston Southeastern College Men’s
                                                         monitor the area until it is time for the hatchlings to         Basketball Coach Barclay Radebaugh.
                                                                      appear. She is the only volunteer involved
                                                                                                                         The book is formatted to start at the
                                                                      on the four-mile stretch of beach at Ft.
                                                                                                                         beginning of the athletic season and it ends
                                                                      Clinch State Park. Armed with her
                                                                                                                         with the athletic season,” said Radebaugh.
                                                                      camera, Sandra captures all the
                                                                      changing sights along the shoreline and             According to Radebaugh, four daily
                                                                      shares them with friends through her               sections are “meeting with the coach,”
                                                                      photos and her artwork. Sandra, like many          which is the prayer; “from the playbook,”
                                                                      other residents of Amelia Island, feels that       which is the word of scripture; “executing
                                                                      it has become the best part of her life.           the play,” which is commentary on the
                                                                                                                         scripture; and “off-court assignment,” which
                                                                         Story by Jan Davis
                                                                                                                         is application to that scripture.
                                                                         Photos by Holly Allain
                                                                         Amelia Islander                                  The book is geared toward wives of
                                                                                                                         coaches, administrators, support staff and
                                                                                                                         athletes. According to Radebaugh, she
                                                                                   Board picks Dykes                     wrote Gym Rats out of need in her own life.
                                                                                                                         She has been a coach’s wife for 19 years.
                                                                                                                         The temptation is to become lonely and
                 Washington County Board of Education                                                                    discouraged, or bitter toward a profession
                 members chose Ron Dykes (B.S. ’75, M.A.                                                                 that allows her husband only one half of a
                 ’82) to succeed Grant Rowland (B.S. ’66)                                                                day off each week during the season.
                 as director of schools.
                 Board members unanimously gave Dykes
                 a vote of confidence following the vote
                 and agreed to enter into contract
                 discussions with him.
                 Dykes has been an educator in
                 Washington County for the past 30 years,
                 serving as assistant director of schools for
                 technology/student services since 1992.
                 From 1987-92, he taught at Daniel Boone
                 and David Crockett high schools, served
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                 as assistant principal at Sulphur Springs
                 School and was named Teacher of the
                 Year in 1982 and 1987.
                  Story By Ben Ingram
                  Photo By Dave Boyd
                  Johnson City Press


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                                                                                                            ‘Gary was there’ to cool it
                                               At Fort Bragg, the former Delta Force Commander Gary L. Harrell (B.S. ’73) retired as a major
                                               general from the Army at age 57, ending a career of almost 35 years that took him to every
                                               post-Vietnam hot spot, from Grenada to Iraq and Afghanistan.
                                               Harrell helped rescue U.S. hostage Kurt Muse from a Panamanian jail in 1989 and hunt down
                                               Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. He searched for mobile Iraqi Scud missile launchers in the first
                                               Persian Gulf war in 1991, was a commander during the 1993 battle of Mogadishu — immortalized
                                               in the book and movie “Black Hawk Down” — and led perhaps the largest special operations
                                               force into combat in U.S. history in Iraq.
                                               Acclaimed as a combat leader, he displayed his soft side at the ceremony, holding hands with his
                                               wife and high school sweetheart, Jennifer. Over the years, she accompanied him to tell families
                                               that their loved ones would not be coming home. He spoke glowingly of his children and
                                               grandchildren.
                                               “I’m more proud of being their father and grandfather than I am of retiring as a two-star general,”
                                               he said.

                                                                                   Storied Career
                                                                                   Some significant moments in Harrell’s career:
                                                                                   1983: Grenada invasion with the 82nd Airborne Division.
                                                                                   1989: Special operations rescue of CIA operative Kurt Muse in
                                                                                     the Panama invasion.
                                                                                   1991: Hunt for Scud missiles in the Iraqi desert during the first
Is she an artist or a fashion                                                        Persian Gulf War.
designer? Ericka Bazile has                                                        1993: Commander of special operations ground forces during
                                                                                     the battle of Mogadishu, a story told in the book and movie
  found a way to be both.                                                            “Black Hawk Down.”
                                                                                   2001: Commander of the Joint Security Directorate during the
Erica Bazile’s (B.F.A. ’06) artistic talents                                         Afghanistan campaign.
combine two of her loves – painting and                                            2003: Commander of special operations forces during the
clothes. When she’s not designing                                                    Iraq war.
handbags or accessories, she may be
painting pictures of fabric or items of                                              Story by Henry Cuningham • Photo by Cindy Burnham
clothing, or planning a themed costume                                               Storied Career by Jim Blaine • Fayetteville Observer
party.
Her best-known work may be, of all
things, her series of small painting of her          Dobson honored by Alaska Environmental Health Association
own undergarments, titled “Eternal
Masquerade.” She has a lifelong                 Jennifer Dobson ’04 was recently named the           In addition to her regular job duties, Dobson
fascination with clothes.                       2007 Alaska Environmental Health Professional        supervises the YKHC Remote Maintenance
                                                of the Year by the Alaska Environmental Health       Worker Program, which provides training and
“Me personally – and I think a lot of           Association (AEHA).                                  technical assistance to rural utility operators.
women do this – we wear special                                                                      Dobson is an active member of the Rural
underpants for special occasions, even          Jennifer is a native of Kingsport, Tennessee,
                                                                                                     Alaska Sanitation Coalition and has
though no one else knows you’re                 and holds a bachelor of science in environ-
                                                                                                      participated in avian influenza sampling in the
wearing them,” she said. “So I got all my       mental health (B.S.E.H.) from ETSU. She is a field
                                                                                                     Yukon Kuskokwim Delta.
underpants together that I rarely wear          environmental health specialist with the
and did a series of 13-by-13-inch               Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp. (YKHC) in               According to AEHA, the award recognizes
paintings of them, very small and               Bethel. In this capacity, she provides               Dobson’s dedication to the association and
detailed, and a lot of them were on             comprehensive environmental health services          the field of environmental health. Dobson has
printed fabric.”                                for 12 Alaska Native villages in rural               been actively involved with the AEHA. She has
                                                southwestern Alaska, an area of                      served as newsletter editor and publications
The paintings are remarkably lifelike.          approximately 75,000 square miles.                   committee chair, and was recently elected
These and her other works, particularly                                                              vice president.
a large painting depicting folds of satin       She is responsible for community drinking
fabric, don’t sound like they would make        water safety, wastewater and solid waste              Story by Kevin Castle
for compelling art, but they do, thanks         systems, rabies prevention, child care health         Kingsport Times News
largely to Bazile’s skill at creating detail    and safety, food safety, outbreak
and the appearance of depth.                    investigation, injury prevention, and
                                                institutional environmental health.
Her parents came to the United States
from Haiti. Bazile also developed a                         Linda Good received Youth Education Leadership Award
strong work ethic by drawing from her
parents’ experiences; they fled to the         Trout Unlimited awarded Linda Good (B.S. ’69) the Youth Education
United States during the brutal                Leadership Award. Good has been the “Back the Brookie” education
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dictatorship of “Papa Doc” Duvalier,           coordinator for Trout Unlimited Tennessee Council. She coordinated
their lives in danger, and had to make         the resources to create an interactive educational module
their own way in a new country.                accompanied by a DVD about clean air, clean water, and the brook
                                               trout, with a focus on the brook trout’s decline and recovery efforts.
 Story by Doug Janz ‘85
                                               The DVD fulfills several Tennessee curriculum standards in ecology and
 Photo by Mike Murphy ‘05
                                               environmental science. The DVD was partially funded through the Joe
 Johnson City Press
                                               Bogle Memorial Fund, which Good founded in honor of her late
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                                               husband, an avid fly fisherman and a Trout Unlimited Member.
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                                                                                                                 forensic center named after Jenkins
                 During its quarterly meeting in March, the Tennessee             Stanton said local counties, the state legislature and
                 Board of Regents approved the naming of The William              the governor’s staff, including the Commissioner of
                 L. Jenkins Forensic Center at East Tennessee State               Finance and the Commissioner of Health, joined
                 University’s James H. Quillen College of Medicine.               Jenkins and helped make possible the funding for this
                 The Tennessee Board of Regents is the governing board            $6.5 million venture.
                 for ETSU.
                                                                                  The William L. Jenkins Forensic Center is located on
                 A resident of Hawkins County, Congressman Jenkins                the Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center campus
                 represented the First District of Tennessee from 1997 to         and includes the medical school’s sections of forensic
                 2007. During his term, he helped the university obtain           pathology and toxicology. Renovations for the 38,000-
                 necessary federal funding to develop a state-of-the-art          square-foot facility were completed in 2007.
                 forensic center which today serves eight counties in
                 Northeast Tennessee.




                                   nearly complete skeleton fossil of Red Panda discovered, only one of its kind in world
                 Researchers at East Tennessee State University’s Gray Fossil Site have          A full tapir skeleton and a full rhinoceros skeleton have been found at
                 made “the find of a lifetime.”                                                  the site. The site also is the sole Miocene Epoch site in this part of the
                                                                                                 country and is home to one of the world’s largest deposits of fossilized
                 A nearly complete skeleton fossil of a red panda has been
                                                                                                 tapir bones.
                 discovered at the ETSU and General Shale Brick Natural History Mu-
                 seum and Visitor Center at the Gray Fossil Site, a result of additional         Adding even more significance to the recent red panda find is the
                 funding for essential laboratory and field personnel.                           fact that researchers at the site will be able to fully describe what
                                                                                                 the red panda looked like based on more than just a tooth, which
                 The find is the only one of its kind in the world. The skull of this red
                                                                                                 was the holotype (original specimen find) in Florida. Most knowledge
                 panda is only the second one to be discovered.
                                                                                                 about the ancient red pandas comes from that tooth.
                 “This is basically a paleontologist’s dream to find a small carnivore
                                                                                                 “For us to have the whole
                 that is in such fantastic shape,” said Dr. Steven Wallace, director of
                                                                                                 specimen, we’re really
                 the ETSU Don Sundquist Center of Excellence in Paleontology.
                                                                                                 describing the whole species for
                 “Typically little things like this just break into a million pieces.
                                                                                                 the first time,” Wallace said.
                 “I think it really puts us on the map. We’re pretty well-known anyway,            Story by Rex Barber ’04
                 but it’s nice to have this validation. We knew this was a one-of-a-kind           J0ohnson City Press
                 site but now we can really say it is.”


                                                        performance marked 25th anniversary of ETSU bluegrass music program
                                                                       This annual “Celebration of Bluegrass Music        of the Dan Tyminski Band, a Grammy Award
                                                                       at ETSU” marked the grand finale of the            winner and frequent International Bluegrass
                                                                       unique program’s yearlong 25th anniversary         Music Association Mandolin Player of the
                                                                       observance. As the first and most                  Year; and Jesse McReynolds of Jim and Jesse
                                                                       comprehensive bluegrass program at any             fame, a Grand Ole Opry star and inventor of
                                                                       four-year university anywhere, the ETSU            “cross picking” and “split string” playing.
                                                                       program attracts students from throughout
                                                                                                                          This gala event featured a number of special
                                                                       the United States and around the world.
                                                                                                                          guests, including Vincent Dial, an area
                                                                       In addition, the program will continue its
                                                                                                                          educator, pastor and musician; Bluegrass
                                                                       tradition of honoring the lifetime
                 The sweet sounds of acoustic instruments                                                                 Program alumni Beth Stevens, Hunter Berry,
                                                                       achievements of musicians in the field by
                 filled the Paramount Theatre in Historic                                                                 Becky Buller and Megan Gregory;
                                                                       recognizing three masters of the mandolin.
                 Downtown Bristol when bands in East                                                                      Rockingham Road, a band also comprised
                                                                       This year’s honorees include Jack Tottle,
                 Tennessee State University’s Bluegrass,                                                                  of former ETSU Bluegrass students; Program
                                                                       an instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, band
                 Old-Time and Country Music Program took                                                                  Director Raymond McLain; and faculty
                                                                       leader, author, educator, and founder of the
                 the stage in March.                                                                                      members and alumni Roy Andrade and
                                                                       ETSU Bluegrass, Old-Time and Country Music
                                                                                                                          Daniel Boner, assistant program director.
                                                                       Program; program alumnus Adam Steffey


                                                             U.S. News rates Quillen med school fourth in nation for rural medicine
                                  ETSU’s James H. Quillen College of Medicine has been           Bagnell said the award was recognition of the College of Medicine
                                     ranked in the top five programs for rural medicine          fulfilling its stated mission to provide education and health care to
                                       once again.                                               the people of the greater Tri-Cities region.
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                                          “Our ranking in this relates to the, really relates    “And we really have done that well,” he said. “There’s been no one
                                         back to the Kellogg Grant ... and (Assistant Vice       close in Northeast Tennessee who’s done that this well.”
                                         President of Rural Programs) Bruce Behringer has
                                         developed extensive relationships with                  ETSU has consistently ranked high in the annual report from U.S. News
                                        communities throughout Northeast Tennessee.              & World Report.
                                     That’s one of the reasons the school was placed
                   here,” Dr. Phillip C. Bagnell, dean of medicine, said.                          Story by Rex Barber ’04 • Johnson City Press
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                                       College of Public and Allied Health will become two separate entities
                                                                    Dr. Randy Wykoff, the dean of the ETSU College of Public and Allied Health,
                                                                    will become dean of the new College of Public Health. Dr. Nancy Scherer
    NEW    College of Public Health                                 has been named Dean of the College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health
                                                                    Sciences.
    • Environmental Health
    • Health Sciences                                               “For years, it has been our goal to create an accredited school of public
                                                                    health,” said Dr. Wilsie Bishop, ETSU vice president for Health Affairs and
    • Public Health                                                 university chief operating officer. “We already have solid undergraduate,
                                                                    graduate and doctoral programs in public health, microbiology and
                                                                    environmental health, and these will serve as the foundation for this new
                                                                    College of Public Health.

                                                                    “While the creation of two new colleges allows for the needed expansion of
                                                                    our programs, this split is also necessary for accreditation purposes. In order
                                                                    for ETSU’s public health school to be accredited, the degree programs
                                                                    offered within the college must prepare students for the core areas of public
                                                                    health, such as environmental health and epidemiology. To achieve this, we
                                                                    felt it was necessary to have clear distinction between our public health
                                                                    programs, which address the needs of the community, and those in clinical
                                                                    and rehabilitative sciences that focus on the health of individual patients.”

                                                                    The university’s Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) program is accredited by
                                                                    CEPH, Bishop explained, and, over the next two years, ETSU will complete
                                                                    preparations to seek CEPH accreditation for the entire College of Public
                                                                    Health.

                                                                    “Throughout this process, our M.P.H. students will continue to graduate from a
                                                                    CEPH-accredited program,” Bishop added.

                                                                    “The presence of an accredited public health school will bring national
                                                                    recognition to our university,” said ETSU President Dr. Paul E. Stanton Jr. “With
                                                                    this distinction, our faculty will be able to compete for major extramural
                                                                    grants and funding opportunities to support their research in public health.
                                                                    We are thrilled at the prospects.”




 Dr. Randy Wykoff                                                                                                                  Dr. Nancy Scherer




The College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences (CCRHS) will be
comprised of programs in radiography, cardiopulmonary science,
speech-language pathology, audiology, dental hygiene and physical
therapy, as well as the ETSU Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic and the
ETSU Dental Hygiene Clinic. In addition to a number of undergraduate and
graduate programs, the CCRHS offers doctoral programs in audiology and
physical therapy.

There are some 40 accredited public health schools in the nation. ETSU’s new
college will be the first CEPH-accredited school in Tennessee and one of only
three in the Appalachian region.

“This is an exciting time for ETSU’s allied health programs. The undergraduate,
graduate, and doctoral programs are educating students for jobs in fields
that are considered to be among the fastest growing professions in health
care. As a new college, we can focus more attention on expanding those
programs and also pursuing opportunities to enhance our clinical services.
And, as part of ETSU’s Division of Health Sciences, we can pursue new
interdisciplinary opportunities in research, teaching, and patient care.”
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The main academic areas within the new College of Public Health will
include biostatistics, community health, epidemiology, environmental health,
                                                                                          NEW     College of Clinical &
health care administration and health sciences, which include microbiology,               Rehabilitative Health Sciences
anatomy and physiology.                                                                   • Allied Health Sciences
                                                                                          • Communication Sciences & Disorders
                                                                                          • Physical Therapy
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                                                                                                                       Melissa Robertson, rock climber

                                                                       At 15, Melissa Robertson was a dancer who         In climbing, fear and trust go hand in
                                                                       rarely spent time outdoors, but a chance          hand. The climber literally puts her life in
                                                                       offer changed her life. When she was              the hands of the person holding the belay
                                                                       invited by friends to try out a rock climbing     rope.
                                                                       wall in her native Crossville, she tagged
                                                                                                                         “Falling is pretty much inherent in climbing,
                                                                       along and became “addicted” after her
                                                                                                                         but the rope is going to catch you.” As far
                                                                       first climb.
                                                                                                                         as climbing the rock goes, you’re trusting
                                                                       Now 20, she is president of East                  the person holding the rope,” Robertson
                                                                       Tennessee State University’s Climbing Club        said. “You learn to find that trust. You’re
                                                                       and a member of the Southeastern                  with them in some of the scariest
                                                                       Climbers Coalition. She rarely keeps her          experiences of your life, and you share a
                                                                       feet on the ground.                               bond. Whether you know they’re a lawyer,
                                                                                                                         doctor or somebody who lives in the
                                                                       Rock climbing continues to hold an
                                                                                                                         woods, once you climb together, you have
                                                                       attraction for Robertson because it’s
                                                                                                                         the connection.”
                                                                       endlessly challenging, and each location
                                                                       offers its own difficulties and rewards.

                                                                       Climbing, she says, is 90 percent mental
                                                                       and 10 percent physical, and dealing with
                                                                       fear is one challenge.
                                                                       “There’s definitely a fear factor,” she said.
                                                                       “Rock climbing is one of the sports where
                                                                       you have to be completely in the mindset
                                                                       or you’re not going to be very good. You
                                                                       have to have full concentration (along
                                                                       with) the strength.”

                                                                          Story by Jan Hearne ’95
                                                                          Photos by Mike Murphy ’05
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                                                                                                    honor student, teacher travel to mongolia
                 For six weeks this past summer, Honors-in-Discipline student Taylor Burnham, an East Tennessee State
                 University junior majoring in geology, experienced a rare opportunity, thanks to an ETSU Honors
                 College summer fellowship of $2,500, in addition to smaller grants from the ETSU student Sierra Club
                 and Geology Club.

                 Burnham joined ETSU faculty members Dr. Mick Whitelaw, an associate professor of Geology, and Dr.
                 Richard Kortum, an associate professor of Philosophy and Humanities, along with Dr. Jerry Nave, a
                 former ETSU faculty member in the surveying program, to conduct research in Mongolia.


                 Burnham, a resident of Mountain City, spent the majority of the time working with Whitelaw at
                 Khoton Lake, in Bayan Olgii, a province located in far western Mongolia. They studied the
                                                         geology of the area and described the petroglyphs
                                                         created on three hills, called Biluut 1, 2 and 3, beside
                                                         the lake - something that had never been
                                                         accomplished.

                                                          The researchers learned that artists spanning thousands
                                                          of years, from the Paleolithic, Pre-Bronze, Bronze, Iron and
                                                          Turkic eras, roughly 7,000 to 900 years ago, had created the
                                                          pictures. The petroglyphs appear on any surface polished
                                                          smooth by glacial activity.

                                                          Kortum, who counts art culture among his specialties, was
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                                                          responsible for locating the research opportunity. Thanks to
                                                          his grant from the ETSU College of Arts and Sciences and the
                                                          one Whitelaw received from the ETSU Research and
                                                          Development Committee for faculty projects, the group was able to travel to a place far removed
                                                          from Northeast Tennessee and to gain valuable knowledge of mankind’s past.



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                                           ETSU women’s basketball: first-ever NCAA tournament appearance
                        The ETSU women’s           “We are really excited. This team has worked        end, ETSU closed out the year 21-12, which
                        basketball team            extremely hard to get to this point,”               also marked the most games played in a
                        entered unfamiliar         mentioned head coach Karen Kemp, who                single season for the Lady Buccaneers.
                        ground in March            was named Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year.
                                                                                                        “Credit East Tennessee State, they
                        when it took on Big
                                                   Standing 3-7 after its first 10 games, ETSU         outcoached and outplayed us tonight. I
                        12 foe Oklahoma
                                                   quickly turned the season around by                 tried to stress (to the players) that mid-majors
                        State in the first round
                                                   closing out the last 22 games with an 18-4          such as East Tennessee are very dangerous.
                        of the NCAA Tourna-
                                                   mark. During the run, the Lady Bucs knocked         They (East Tennessee) believe in themselves
                        ment inside Wells
                                                   off Alabama, won 15 of their last 16 regular        and they believe they can play with
                        Fargo Arena in Des
                                                   season games and currently are on an                anybody. They came out playing very re-
                        Moines, Iowa.
                                                   eight-game winning streak, which ties a             laxed. I think we can play better. I didn’t like
                                                   school record.                                      our effort. I thought Maria (Cordero) was
                        The Lady Bucs – who
                                                                                                       outstanding, I thought everybody else was
                        had won a                  The ETSU women’s basketball team gave
                                                                                                       just OK. I know this much, if we don’t play
                        program-tying 21           13th-ranked Oklahoma State everything it
                                                                                                       better, we won’t be here (in the NCAA Tour-
                        wins and entered the       could handle, but in the end it was the
                                                                                                       nament) very long.”—Oklahoma State Head
match-up on an eight-game win streak,              Cowgirls who advanced to the second
                                                                                                       Coach Kurt Budke
including the Atlantic Sun Tournament and          round of the NCAA Tournament as they
cutting down the nets in Nashville, almost         defeated the Lady Bucs, 85-73.
two weeks before. The ETSU women                   The loss may have ended the Lady Bucs’
enjoyed the fun as their season was                season; however, the ETSU women should
extended. However, with the team arriving          hold their heads high after being a part of
in Iowa, the Lady Bucs knew it was time for        one of the best teams in program history.
business and Oklahoma State would not be           ETSU closed out the campaign winning 15 of
an easy test.                                      its last 17 games en route to a school-record
                                                   tying 21-win season and the Lady Bucca-
With this being ETSU women’s first trip to the
                                                   neers’ first trip to the NCAA Tournament.
Big Dance, the team was soaking everything
in and enjoying the experience. The run was        For the third consecutive year, the Lady Bucs
a little bumpy during the season, but all the      have posted a winning season, marking the           Seated os Head Coach Karen Kemp
                                                                                                       (14th Season/A-Sun Coach of the Year).
hard work by the players, coaches and staff        first time since 1984 the feat has been
                                                                                                       Standing (right to left)
made this a rewarding effort.                      accomplished, as well as posting back-to-           Assistant Coaches Jennifer West (B.S. ’05);
                                                   back 20-plus wins for the first time ever. In the   Matt Smith; and DeShawne Blocker (B.S. ‘96).


                                                                             ETSU men’s tennis ranked no. 33 in latest ITA poll
A week after making history having two             ETSU is led by junior Enrique Olivares (Puerto       and in bad times and that has helped us work
nationally ranked players in singles ETSU men’s    Ordaz, Venezuela) and senior Lisandro                through it. This is the sweet nectar of success
tennis has done it again. The Bucs who             Picardo (Mar del Plata, Argentina).                  and I am beyond speechless,” said head
started the season at No. 49 have worked           Olivares who is ranked 67th is 18-5 overall          coach Yaser Zaatini.
their way up the Intercollegiate Tennis            while Picardo who just earned his first career
Association poll reaching No. 33, the highest      national ranking is 22-3 overall and is
ranking in program history.                        undefeated in dual action going 14-0 this
                                                   season. He is ranked 95th.
The Bucs are 15-3 overall having defeated
three nationally ranked opponents this season      “It’s quite amazing how far these boys have
including No. 50 MTSU on February 10 and           taken us. We just have a bunch of
No. 48 Harvard on March 5. Their three losses      hardworking individuals who believe in
have come against Top 25 opponents                 themselves and believe in what ETSU is selling.
Tennessee, Georgia and Wake Forest. ETSU           They are just as proud of being a part of this
is currently on a 10-match winning streak          program as I am. When we go through rough
with their latest victory over the 59th-ranked     times and we screw up once or twice we’re
Stetson Hatters.                                   banding together as a family in good times

                         ETSU women make history with first conference championship and NCAA berth;
                                                           Jansone makes it a sweep with individual title
                                                   women had left little doubt about which              “I’m so proud of this team and what Laura
                                                   team would take away the league title.               was able to do on those final few holes,” said
                                                   However, the battle for the individual               ETSU head coach Stefanie Shelton. “I am
                                                   championship left the gallery guessing until         really beside myself. To win for the first time is
                                                   the end.                                             obviously one of those steps every program
                                                                                                        wants to take to get to nationals. To have
                                                   While the Buccaneers made history by                 everyone on our team finish in the Top 9 is
                                                   winning the program’s first ever conference          unbelievable. This is the realization of a
                                                   title and berth to the NCAAs with a 25-stroke        dream.”
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                                                   victory over Campbell, ETSU sophomore
With a 28-stroke lead heading into                 Laura Jansone (Jurmala, Latvia) needed two           ETSU will now wait to learn where they will
Wednesday’s third and final round of the           impressive par saves on the final two holes          play their NCAA regional event, which will
Atlantic Sun Conference Women’s Golf               to post a tournament score of 10-over-par            begin May 8. Visit ETSUBucs.com to learn
Championships on April 16 at Johnson City’s        226 (67-82-77) to best Campbell’s Belen Diaz         more in the coming weeks
Ridges Golf and Country Club, the ETSU             Cisneros and Belmont’s Lorie Warren.                                                                            11
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                                                                                        buccaneer softball breaks ground for new stadium
                                                                                            150 of them being chair back), press box amenities for media and
                                                                                            game operations, gated entry concourse, bathrooms, concessions, a
                                                                                            state-of-the-art scoreboard, dugouts (with attached storage and easy
                                                                                            access to bullpens), a playing surface with complete drainage and
                                                                                            irrigation systems, and a practice infield.

                                                                                            “I feel honored to be part of ETSU history not only as a player, but as a
                                                                                            coach as well,” mentioned ETSU head softball coach Andrea
                                                                                            Mangrum, who played on the inaugural Buccaneer squad in 2001.
                                                                                            “Each day I stress to my players that family is very important and they
                                                                                            are part of a special Buccaneer family here. Not only will this new
                                                                                            stadium help as a huge recruiting tool, but it is a place where my
                                                                                            team can call home.” Despite not being able to play in the new
                                                                                            stadium when it opens in 2009, the current members of the senior class
                                                                                            know they helped contribute in making this project happen.

                                                                                            “We work hard day in and day out as student-athletes, and this
                                                                                            stadium is a reward for those who have worn the ETSU uniform,”
                                                                                            added senior Amanda Haverman.

                                                                                            It was a festive morning at the future home of Buccaneer softball, as
                                                                                            a contingent of supporters attended the ground-breaking ceremony,
             The East Tennessee State Department of Athletics celebrated a historic
                                                                                            including the ETSU softball team, members of the Johnson City
             day for its softball program, as the Buccaneers announced the ground
                                                                                            community, athletic and university staff, those in charge of the
             breaking for a new softball stadium.
                                                                                            building project/plans, and family members.
             “Today marks an exciting day for ETSU athletics and the Buccaneer
                                                                                            This new stadium design is being supported by such contributors as
             softball program,” said ETSU Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Dave
                                                                                            General Shale Brick, C&T Construction, Beeson Lusk and Street, Joe
             Mullins. “The building of this stadium helps us continue with our
                                                                                            Grandy, Gerald Thomas and Wayne Basler.
             ‘Pathway to Excellence,’ which is designed to change the face of
             ETSU and the future of Buccaneer athletics.”
                                                                                            “When you have great leaders like Dave (Mullins) and Barbie (Breed-
                                                                                            love) it shows as we have strong student-athletes and support here at
             After playing on a city-owned field for the past eight seasons
                                                                                            ETSU,” said ETSU President Dr. Paul E. Stanton Jr. “We are coming off our
             (including the upcoming campaign), the ETSU softball program will
                                                                                            best athletic season, and now we are continuing to grow as a univer-
             finally have a place it can call home in spring 2009. The
                                                                                            sity with the building of this major athletic complex.”
             state-of-the-art facility will be built behind the Kroger shopping center,
             and will be one of the most attractive athletic facilities in the region as
                                                                                            The “Pathway to Excellence Athletic Campaign” calls for new
             it overlooks the ETSU campus with a mountain background.
                                                                                            athletic facilities for all of ETSU’s 16 varsity sports, and is part of the total
                                                                                            university’s “Reaching Higher” capital campaign of over $200 million.
             “This is a very special time for ETSU athletics,” added Associate Athletic
                                                                                            The path is already being placed with the addition of the on-campus
             Director/Senior Woman Administrator Barbie Breedlove. “I have been
                                                                                            Summers-Taylor soccer complex, now the softball ground-breaking,
             looking forward to this day for a long time, and having a state-of-the-
                                                                                            and plans are underway for a new baseball stadium, outdoor track,
             art facility is so rewarding to not only our athletics program, but the
                                                                                            tennis facility and basketball arena.
             community as well.”
                                                                                            For more on the “Pathway to Excellence Athletic Campaign,” visit
             A top-notch stadium is exactly what the Buccaneer softball program
                                                                                            ETSUBucs.com.
             will receive. The facility will feature TV-quality lighting, 500 seats (with



                                                                                                                     BASA annual auction and raffle
                                                                Supporters of the Buccaneer Athletic
                                                                Scholarship Association (BASA) enjoyed an
                                                                evening dressed up as cartoon characters
                                                                while helping raise finds for ETSU athletic
                                                                programs last weekend. The annual event
                                                                was held at the Centre at Millennium Park.

                                                                BASA awarded Denise Murray $5,000 worth
                                                                of Shell gasoline gift cards as part of its
                                                                annual auction event at the Millennium
                                                                Centre.

               Due to the rise of gas prices this winter, BASA decided to give the public an opportunity
               to win $5,000 worth of free gasoline. Raffle tickets were sold by BASA members around
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               the region for $50 each, with ticket buyers automatically entered into a drawing to win.
               Members sold 650 tickets for the drawing, raising $32,500 for the general scholarship fund.

                 Courtesy of Johnson City News & Neighbor

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                                                                                                                                athletics

                         summer sports camps                                                          men’s golf ranked 20th
                            Enrich Your Child’s Summer                                          Fresh off a third place finish in the
                            @ ETSU! Visit www.etsu.edu/                                         Administaff/Augusta State Invitational,
                            alumni/index.asp for a                                              the ETSU men’s golf team moved up
                            summer filled with teamwork                                         several spots in the most recent na-
                            and beneficial play.                                                tional collegiate rankings.

                                                                                                The Buccaneers, who finished 18th in
                            Buccaneer Softball                                                  last year’s NCAA Championships, are
Ages 7 and up                                                                                   now ranked 20th by Golfstat.com,
                                                                                                and have moved up to No. 21 in the
                                                                                                Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. In the indi-
All Hitter Clinics                                                                              vidual rankings provided by Golfweek,
June 9-10 & July 23-24
                                                                                                senior Gareth Shaw (Lisburn, Northern
                                                                                                Ireland) has moved to No. 16 in the
Pitcher, Catcher, Hitter Clinics                                                                nation after finishing second in the
July 21-22                                                                                      Augusta State event.

                Buccaneer Soccer School
                    for Girls & Elite Players
Boys & Girls Day
June 2-5 (ages 5-12)                                         three ETSU grads inducted into SEATA Hall of Fame
                                                          Jerry Robertson (B.S. ’64), Jay Shoop (BB.S. ’70), and Chuck Kimmel (M.A. ’78)
                                                          were inducted into the Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Hall of Fame in Franklin,
Girls & Team Camp (overnight)                             Tennessee.
ETSU Elite Camp
July 13-17 (ages 13-18)                                   Jerry Robertson began
                                                          his athletic training
             Buccaneer Soccer Academy                     profession at ETSU in
                                                          1960 during his
                          Soccer Camp                     undergraduate work.
Overnight Optional                                        After graduating in 1964
                                                          he worked a year as
Junior Elite Academy                                      a Graduate Assistant
June 19-22 (ages 10-13)                                   Athletic Trainer at
                                                          Mississippi State
Senior Elite Academy                                      University. He then
June 26-29 (ages 14 and up)                               returned to ETSU where
                                                          he worked as Head
GK-One Goalkeeping Academy                                Athletic Trainer until 2003. While at ETSU he developed one of the first
June 26-29 (ages 14 & up)                                 undergraduate Athletic Training Education Programs in SEATA and served as
                                                          both an Instructor and the Curriculum Director. Jerry joined SEATA and NATA
                                                          in 1965 and was certified in 1960. The Jerry Robertson Scholarship Award was
             Buccaneer Volleyball Camp                    established in 1981 in his honor and he was inducted into the ETSU Pirate Club
                                                          Hall of Fame in 1983.
Camp II-Individual Camp
(overnight optional)                                      Jay Shoop graduated from ETSU in 1970 and then went to Furman University to
July 20-23 (ages 10-18)                                   earn his masters. He was offered the Head Athletic Trainer position at Furman
                                                          upon graduating and served there for six years. In 1996 he served as the Chief
Camp III-All Skills Camp                                  Athletic Trainer for the Olympic Village for the Centennial Olympic Games, and
July 24 & 25 (ages 10-18)                                 also the Head Athletic Trainer for the 1994 Goodwill Games in St. Petersburg,
                                                          Russia. Shoop also served as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Tampa Bay
                               Lady Bucs Camp             Buccaneers and Michigan Panthers, and Assistant Athletic Trainer for the
                                                          Atlanta Falcons. He spent most of his time as Georgia Tech’s Director of Sports
Day Camp I                                                Medicine and Head Athletic Trainer and returned to Georgia Tech in 2002 after
June 2-5 (grades 3-12)                                    serving as Head Athletic Trainer for the Detroit Lions for a year.

Day Camp II                                               Chuck Kimmel served as a student athletic trainer at the University of Kentucky
June 23-26 (grades 3-12)                                  before coming to ETSU to earn his master’s degree and then later became the
                                                          Assistant Athletic Trainer. He then became on the second Athletic Trainer hired
                                                          by Austin Peay State University in 1981 and quickly built one of the most
             Buccaneer Basketball Camp                    respected athletic training programs in the region. He retired from APSU in 2007
                                                          and accepted the position of Injury Clinic Director at Appalachian State
Day Camp I                                                University in Boone, North Carolina.
June 16-19 (ages 5-14)
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                                                           The SEATA Hall of Fame was established in 2007 to recognize the very best of
Day Camp II                                               the athletic training profession who advance the athletic training profession
July 14-17 (ages 5-14)                                    with such qualities as leadership, service, dedication, scholarly activities,
                                                          promotion and professionalism.
For more details go to www.etsubucs.com                                                                                                      13
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                                                                                                  CBAT inducts new Hall of Fame members
                            The East Tennessee State             The Excellence in Business Award recipients       The Business Horizon Award is presented to
                            University College of Business       may not be ETSU graduates, but must have          graduates of the ETSU College of Business
                            and Technology inducted              significant accomplishments in business or        and Technology who are establishing
                            members into its Hall of Fame        technology, exemplary service to the              noteworthy careers as well as a commitment
                            during a ceremony at the             community, and a demonstrated                     to the college and the university.
                            Carnegie Hotel.                      commitment to the college and to ETSU.
                                                                                                                                 Cheryl Lang ’86 is vice
               The Lifetime Achievement in Business Award                        Arby Edwards ’62 spent                          president and chief financial
               is presented to alumni of the College of                          three years with Army                           officer of Tindall Corporation,
               Business and Technology who have                                  intelligence in the Far East                    a Spartanburg, S.C.-based
               significant accomplishments in business or                        during and after the Korean                     company that designs, manu-
               public service.                                                   War. Edwards became the                         factures, and erects pre-cast
                                                                                 youngest customs attaché          concrete systems for construction projects.
                                 M. Steven DeCarlo ’80 is                        appointed within U.S. Cus-
                                 chief executive officer         toms (now Homeland Security). He served                           Thomas E. Weems ’81 ’83
                                 of AmWINS Group Inc., a         most often in Japan, but was also based in                        is the founder of Thomas
                                 wholesale distributor of        Seoul, Hong Kong, Rome and Paris.                                 Weems Architect, a firm that
                                 specialty insurance                                                                               designs medical, commercial,
                                 products dedicated to                            Allen Harris Jr. was awarded                     educational, religious and
               serving retail agents across the United States                     this honor posthumously.                         residential structures. Weems
               through property and casualty, group life                          Under his guidance, Harris       is a member of the ETSU Foundation and the
               and health, and program administration                             Manufacturing Co.                Committee of 1000, and he is a member of
               services.                                                          became one of the leading        the Distinguished President’s Trust.
                                                                                  hardwood flooring corpora-
                                   The Honorable                                  tions in the world. The first                    Robert Lynn White ’96, chief
                                   Ron Ramsey ’78, lieuten-      president of the ETSU Foundation, Harris was                      public relations officer of the
                                   ant governor of the State     named an ETSU Honorary Alumnus in 1979                            Johnson City Power Board
                                   of Tennessee, served two      and, 10 years later, he was the first recipient                   (JCPB), was recently named
                                   terms in the Tennessee        of the George L. Carter Award.                                    by Tennessee Gov. Phil Brede-
                                   House of Representatives,                                                                       sen to the Tennessee Higher
               and, in 1996, he won election to the State                                                                          Education Commission, the
               Senate, representing Tennessee Senate                                                               coordinating body for 51 public colleges,
               District 2, which encompasses Johnson and                                                           universities, community colleges and tech-
               Sullivan counties.                                                                                  nology centers.

                                                                                                                   five new roan scholars chosen
               For the first time since its inception in 2000, the Roan Scholars Leadership Program at East Tennessee State University has selected five high
               school students for the prestigious scholarship. The “outstanding” high school seniors chosen for the Roan Scholars Class of 2008 participated in
               a rigorous interview process with 47 other exceptional nominees.

               The ETSU Roan Scholars Leadership Program awards up to four full scholarships annually. However, due to both the investment performance
               of the Roan Endowment in the ETSU Foundation and continued support from donors to the Roan Program, a fifth Roan Scholarship was made
               possible for this entering 2008 class. The number of future awards will depend on endowment status and financial feasibility.

               The program was envisioned by Louis H. Gump, a Johnson City businessman and entrepreneur, who now chairs ETSU’s Roan Scholars Steering
               Committee. His vision was to implement a “dynamic ETSU initiative emphasizing leadership, intellectual curiosity, character and physical vigor”
               modeled after the Morehead-Cain Scholars Program at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, in which he was a participant.

                               Sean McNeil Collins –                              Grace Owen O’Neill                              Edwina Michelle Morris –
                               University School -- His                           McCord – Dobyns-Bennett                         Science Hill High School -- She
                               leadership positions and                           High School -- She combines                     has been involved as class
                               honors include Senior Patrol                       her academic and ath-                           representative in Student
                               Leader of the Boy Scouts of                        letic gifts as a student whose                  Government and Future
                               America Troop 37, varsity cap-                     honors include AIMS Scholar,                    Business Leaders of America
               tain of the basketball and soccer teams, and     SHOUT Graduate, as well as numerous ath-           while serving in many other capacities,
               program leader for the Fellowship of Christian   letic distinctions while proving her leadership    including a Health Ministry Team, peer
               Athletes.                                        abilities as captain of DB’s varsity soccer        tutoring, and leadership positions on the
                                                                team, and participation in the Fellowship of       track and basketball teams.
                                                                Christian Athletes.
                                Victoria (Tori) Jones –
                                Madison High School,
                                Marshall, N.C. Her honors in-                   Daniel Justin Miller –
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                                clude many athletic awards                      Mountain Heritage High
                                such as 2007 Indoor Track                       School, Burnsville, N.C. – He
                                Team MVP, Edward R. Jones                       has served as yearbook
               Blue Chip Scholar Athlete 2005-07, as well                       editor, founder and devotion
               as Western Highlands Academic All-Confer-                        leader in Fellowship of
               ence. Her leadership and service activities      Christian Athletes, Student Council class
               include "Because All Matter" and served as       representative, and captain of the varsity
               class president for three years.                 baseball and basketball teams.
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                             Janey Diehl wins 2008 Chancellor’s Award                                   ETSU Foundation honors
                                         for Excellence in Philanthropy                                   Green and Jones with
Mrs. Janette “Janey” Diehl exemplifies the best                                                   ‘Margin of Excellence Awards’
of ETSU as a graduate and lifelong benefactor.
A native of Jonesborough, Janey completed                                                          The ETSU Foundation and East Tennessee
high school and then headed to what was then                                                       State University recognized two regional
“East Tennessee State College.” She                                                                leaders – Richard “Dick” Green and Tim
graduated in 1950 with a double major in                                                           P. Jones – with the prestigious Margin of
business education and health and physical                                                         Excellence Award during the Distinguished
education. She married Richard Diehl, and they                                                     President’s Trust annual dinner for the
both started a trucking business. She still works                                                  university’s top contributors held at
alongside her sons in the trucking industry and                                                    MeadowView Conference Resort and
shows her ETSU pride by having all of the trucks                                                   Convention Center on Friday, Feb. 15.
display the “ETSU PRIDE” logo.
                                                                                                   The Margin of Excellence Award was
In 1996, the ETSU Alumni Association selected                                                      established in 2002 to acknowledge
Janey as that year’s Outstanding Alumna for                                                        individuals who “go above and beyond the
her dedication and service to ETSU. The                                                            call of duty” in supporting the mission of ETSU
Southern Conference honored her in 2003 as                                                         and the Foundation. Each honoree receives
one of the athletic league’s first “Outstanding                                                    a medallion and crystal bowl.
Supporters.” The ETSU Foundation presented
Janey with the Margin of Excellence Award in                                                                                  Green is president
2005. In 2006, the ETSU College of Business and                                                                               and CEO of
Technology presented the Lifetime                                                                                             General Shale
Achievement in Business Award for her significant accomplishments in business and public                                      Brick, one of the
service through her exemplary service to the community and commitment to the college                                          largest brick and
and university.                                                                                                               exterior building
                                                                                                                              materials
Janey Diehl has truly led a distinguished life by dedicating her efforts to helping others,                                   manufacturers in
particularly our students at East Tennessee State University.                                                                 the United States
                                                                                                                              with more than
                                                                                                                              2,000 employees in
            ETSU 101 President’s Classroom Program Recognized                                                                 11 states. Born and
                                                                                                                              raised in
                                                                                                                              Johnson City, he
                           The Council for         is rewarding that others recognize the          has worked most of his life in East Tennessee.
                           Advancement             significance of this program as a               His association with ETSU is a lifelong Green
                           and Support of          promotional instrument for the university to    family affair – his mother and father, as well
                           Education (CASE)        highlight regionally some of the exemplary      as other members of his family, graduated
                           recently honored        programs we offer here.”                        from the university, and he met his wife,
                           East Tennessee                                                          Karen Carden Green (’71), while attending
                           State University for    “The judges were impressed with the             ETSU before his graduation in 1973.
                           its ETSU 101            President’s Classroom program,” said
                           President’s             Monica Greppin, Tennessee Tech                  Jones has also exhibited outstanding
                           Classroom               University’s Associate Vice President of        commitment and devotion to ETSU, serv-
                           program.                Communications and Marketing and                ing as Foundation chairman from 2003-07.
                                                   judging coordinator for the CASE Public         During his tenure, alumni and friends of the
                              ETSU was a Grand
                                                   Affairs Programs category. “A team of           university gave more than $69 million to the
                              Award Finalist
                                                   outstanding advertising and public relations    Foundation, almost $28 million of which was
among the CASE Public Affairs Programs
                                                   experts carefully evaluated each entry and      designated for scholarships and other
and won an Award of Excellence for the
                                                   selected this as one of our top choices for     endowments. In 1997, the ETSU Alumni
newly developed project. ETSU is included
                                                   the category. ETSU should be proud of its       Association named him as an
in the District III region of CASE, which
                                                   efforts. The award is impressive, but the       “Honorary Alumnus.” He is married to the
encompasses over 550 colleges and
                                                   success of the President’s Classroom            former Valda Hicks, a 1972 ETSU
universities throughout the southeast.
                                                   program is the most telling                     graduate. Jones
The ETSU 101 President’s Classroom program         accomplishment.”                                and his wife are
allows participants an opportunity to                                                              members of the
                                                   Dr. Richard A. Manahan, ETSU Vice
experience being a doctor, a movie                                                                 President’s Trust
                                                    President for University Advancement and
producer, a songwriter, a nurse, a golfer,                                                         Platinum Society
                                                   President of the ETSU Foundation, emphasiz-
an engineer, and a basketball coach. The                                                           and the ETSU
                                                   es that winning these awards allows ETSU to
classes have been composed of three                                                                Legacy Circle for
                                                   thrive and compete among other national
current or former mayors; three city                                                               their generous
                                                   universities. “This is a confirmation by our
commissioners; 36 presidents, CEOs, and                                                            support for the
                                                   fellow colleges and universities regarding
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business owners; and 24 other leaders from                                                         ETSU Foundation.
                                                   ETSU’s commitment to improvement and
the community. From their experience,
                                                   reach out to our communities,” he said.
these President’s Classroom participants
have generated support for ETSU in                 For more information on the CASE
numerous ways.                                     recognition or for details about the ETSU
                                                   President’s Classroom program, contact
“We take tremendous pride in the
                                                   the offices of University Advancement and
development of our President’s Classroom,”
                                                   University Alumni at (423) 439-4218.
said ETSU President Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr. “It
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                                        the distinguished president’s trust




                                                                      1. People • 2. People • 3. People
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            ETSU
           What is the

     Annual Fund?
     This annual drive seeks gifts from ETSU
     alumni, faculty/staff, retirees, and friends to support many
     student, faculty, and alumni programs and
     scholarships. The ETSU Annual Fund assists
     departments, whether for academic or athletic
     excellence, particularly for programs not funded or not
     fully funded by the state. Your annual gifts, no matter
     what the amount, truly make a difference for your
     university and all the people ETSU serves in so many ways.
     Thank you for making an annual tax-deductible gift
     to the ETSU Foundation today!


                    For more information
                       or to give online
                visit www.etsu.edu/advance.


                                                                       Challenge 2000
                                                                      An Endowment for the 21st Century
                                                                    How many times as alums or friends of your
                                                                    university have you thought, “I would like to help
                                                                    students financially but my gift wouldn’t make a
                                                                    difference?”
                                                                    Now is your time to make a difference for ETSU
                                                                    students! The Challenge 2000 Endowment is
                                                                    a “partnered” endowment. With your gift or
                                                                    pledge of $1000 (completed over a three- year
                                                                    span) along with matching funds of $1000 from
                                                                    the ETSU Alumni Association, you can become a
                                                                    member of the Challenge 2000, “An Endowment
                                                                    for the 21st Century.” Your gift, partnered with
                                                                    others’, will complete a $2 million endowment
                                                                    which will produce scholarships for generations
                                                                    of ETSU students.
                                                                    Matching funds are ready now. Please don’t let
                                                                    this opportunity slip away. Join today!




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   Endowments                                             in the
                                                          East Tennessee State
One way to make a lasting contribution to ETSU            University Foundation
students is through the formation of an endowed
fund. Each endowment provides an annual payout
of earnings to be used for purposes designed by the          Lindsey Ratcliff, ETSU Class of 2005
donor. Currently, at least $10,000 (cash or planned                  2007-2008 Recipient
gifts) is required to establish an endowment.
                                                                Karen & Russ West Teaching
                                                                   Leadership Endowment

                                                          “I am so appreciative to
                                                          receive the Karen and Russ
                                                          West Scholarship. I am
                                                          passionate about my present
                                                          teaching career and excited
                                                          to further my knowledge. I
                                                          feel blessed and lucky that
  Dr. Russ West &Family                                   I have this opportunity to
                                                          continue to improve as a
Established by the late Dr. Russ West and his family      current teacher. I truly
during his lifetime, the Karen & Russ West Teaching       appreciate the West
Endowment continues to provide financial                  family from the bottom
encouragement for creative classroom teachers             of my heart!”
returning to ETSU to enhance their degrees.
                                                                         Thanks Lindsey!



   Estate Planning
     Many alumni and friends include the ETSU              We’d be honored to work with you and your
     Foundation in their estate planning.                  financial advisors to develop a planned gift that
                                                           uniquely suits your needs as well as the legacy you

          Why?                                             wish to leave for ETSU in the ETSU Foundation.
                                                           Hurry! Rates are scheduled to decrease
                                                           July 1, 2008
     They wish to “touch the future” at ETSU with
     student scholarships and faculty resources. They      Please contact us today––Richard A. Manahan, or
     care about an even brighter future for future         Jeff W. Anderson, J.D., 423-439-4242, or e-mail
     generations. You can join them in the ETSU            andersjw@etsu.edu.
     Legacy Circle.
     Whether it is a bequest in your Last Will and
     Testament, a Charitable Gift Annuity that provides
     a lifetime income, a Charitable Remainder Trust,
     a Life Insurance Policy, IRA Account, or other
     planned gift, you can touch the future at ETSU.
     You don’t have to be an Oprah Winfrey or Bill
     Gates to share your legacy at ETSU. You just have
     to be you!


       “Touch the Future Today at ETSU!”
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             Making Your Gifts
     to the ETSU Foundation...
                                             Outright Gifts:
     Include cash, checks and pledges of future funds. If the
     donor’s employer MATCHES charitable contributions, the
     impact of the gift can be increased, and the donor will
     receive recognition at the appropriate level for the
     combined gift and the match.



                                         Shares of Stock:
     In publicly traded companies can be given, and may
     have real tax advantages to you by allowing you to avoid
     capital gains taxes for stock which has appreciated in
     value and has been owned by the donor for more than
     one year.



                                            Planned Gifts:
     Include bequests from a last will and testament,
     charitable remainder trust and lead trusts, charitable gift
     annuities and other arrangements that may offer signifi-
     cant tax and estate planning advantages to the donor.



                              Life Insurance Policies:
     May offer a simple and cost effective way to benefit the
     university by naming the ETSU Foundation as the owner
     and beneficiary of a life insurance policy. Payments by
     the donor of the policy’s premiums may also result in a
     tax-deductible gift to the Foundation.



                                       Retirement Plans:
     May also name the ETSU Foundation as the beneficiary,
     and may serve to assist the donor with his or her tax and
     estate planning.



                          Gifts of Personal Property:
     Such as books, jewelry, art, professional equipment, and
     other items may be given.



                                Gifts of Real Property:
     May be given to the ETSU Foundation, or included in a
     planned gift.


     Gifts may be designated for an endowment or non-en-
     dowment (restricted) fund.

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                                                                                                                      back looking forward




                                                                            Gothard: Thankful for Maxine’s Sweet Iced tea
                          My family spent the Thanksgiving holiday in       It was only when the hour came to pick up my girlfriend (now my
                          the mountains on the other side of the state.     wife) for dinner that I voluntarily exited my third floor room only to be
                          And when I say the mountains, I mean the          hit with a barrage of rubber darts. Game over.
                          mountains – four-wheel-drive-trucking-gun-
                                                                            For lunch we decided to see if our old college hangout, Poor
                          toting-tobacco-chewing-dueling-banjos-
                                                                            Richard’s, was still in business. Poor Richard’s was where my wife,
                          playing mountains.
                                                                            friends and I spent the better part of our college careers eating
                          Mid-afternoon we decided to travel an hour        hoagies, playing cards, and drinking Maxine’s Sweet Iced Tea.
                          down the other side of the mountain to visit
                                                                            As we rushed inside out of the below freezing weather it was like
                          our college campus in Johnson City, Tenn.
                                                                            stepping back in time. The waitress’ question, “May I help you?” was
                         Neither my wife nor I have been back in over
                                                                            met with my question, “Do you still serve Maxine’s Sweet Iced Tea?”
                         20 years. The closer we got the more the stories
                        flowed.                                             In that unmistakable East Tennessee drawl,
                                                                            “We sure do,” were the kindest words spoken
                       Now the kids’ cries “Dad, did you really live in
                                                                            to me all Thanksgiving.
                       that gross dorm?” “Dad, did you really flunk
                      Intermediate Accounting II?” “Dad, did you            The Apostle Paul wrote in 1 Thessalonians,
 really get kicked out of Mom’s dorm room?” “Dad, why were you in           “Give thanks in all circumstances.” I’m ex-
 Mom’s dorm room in the first place?” gave way to “Nooooooooooo,            tremely thankful for Maxine’s Sweet Iced Tea.
 please not another story!”
                                                                              Mike Gothard ‘86
 I reminisced about playing Assassin over three and a half days and           The Daily Advance
 finishing second (which is really no different from last in Assassin)        Elizabeth City, NC
 when the winner managed to barricade me in my dorm room--306
 Cooper Hall – also affectionately known as “The Zoo.” Even his torrent
 of bottle rockets underneath my door failed to flush me out.

                                                         The James H. Quillen College of Medicine, then… and now
This is a personal reflection on the history and   Making rounds with Internal Medicine            Health Alliance. The current medical staff
growth of the James H. Quillen College of          residents, then discussing the differential     roster has 510 physicians. The town doctors
Medicine by Dr. Jay B. Mehta, professor of         diagnosis was something of a new                are most gracious, and the COM is accept-
Internal Medicine and chief of the Division        experience for some health care staff as we     ed with open arms. Several area physicians
of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology,           moved into a “teaching hospital”                teach our students and residents.
who was among the college’s first faculty          arrangement. For example, we did not
                                                                                                   We started with four residents, today we
members.                                           have a conference room, so most of the
                                                                                                   have 108 residents and 37 full-time faculty
                                                   discussion took place in the hallway.
During the ETSU Service Awards Breakfast                                                           members! Teaching programs in all three
                                                   I also recall that at the old Memorial
in November, Dr. Paul E. Stanton presented                                                         community hospitals have continued to
                                                   Hospital, there were only 56 physicians on
me with a plaque for completing 30 years                                                           grow.
                                                   the medical staff. Our Department of
of service with ETSU. As I was leaving the
                                                   Internal Medicine at the College of Medi-       Yes, things have changed over the years,
ballroom at the D.P. Culp University Center,
                                                   cine itself had just five full-time faculty     and most of the changes are good. Our
many memories went through my mind.
                                                   members.                                        College of Medicine is no longer a “young”
It was July 1977, when I joined the College of                                                     institution. And, as I
                                                   Needless to say, there were other chal-
                                                                                                                                                        back looking forward




Medicine (COM), and I started my first day                                                         walk slowly in the long
                                                   lenges in getting a new medical school off
with the rounds at the old Memorial Hospital                                                       hallways of the JCMC,
                                                   the ground – challenges that required “town
in downtown Johnson City. Finding a park-                                                          sometimes I lower my
                                                   and gown” cooperation. Of course, times
ing spot near the hospital was not easy. As                                                        head as if I am search-
                                                   have changed. From meager beginnings,
a new medical staff attending, I went to                                                           ing for my long-lost
                                                   both the COM as well as the general
get a parking sticker that would allow me to                                                       youth!
                                                   medical community have thrived in this
park in the physicians’ parking lot—a special
                                                   area. In September 1980, the old Memorial          Jay. B Mehta,
privilege, of course!
                                                   Hospital moved to a new, seven-story               MD, FCCP
In those days, starting a teaching service         building with 12 conference rooms. As you          ETSU Accent
in a private hospital was challenging. Our         know, it is now known as the Johnson City
community hospitals were cooperative, but          Medical Center (JCMC). In January 1999,
we also used our ingenuity to make it work.        the JCMC became part of Mountain States                                                                 23
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                                                     2000s       Adam Franklin (B.S. ’04) took a new position       David Pyle (B.A. ’01) graduated from the U.S.
                                                                 as head of the motion graphics division for        Army Chaplain Officer Basic Leader’s Course,
              Jessica E. Strickland (B.S. ’07) married John      Crew Creative Advertising (www.crewcre-            at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina, in August
              Rogers in 2006. They had their first child, John   ative.com) in Hollywood, California. Since         2007. He is a senior student in the Master of
              Rogers, Jr., on Valentine’s Day of 2007. Jessi-    February 2007, he has been involved in the         Divinity program at the Meadville Lombard
              ca is now working on her M.P.H. in community       trailer and television advertising campaigns       Theological School, an affiliate of University of
              health at Walden University and her graduate       for feature films and national television such     Chicago. David will be entering active duty
              certificate in biosecurity and disaster pre-       as “Bratz-The Movie” and “Family Guy,” and         in the U.S. Army as a chaplain in 2009.
              paredness at Saint Louis University.               graphic treatments for The History Channel
                                                                 and the 2008 Academy Awards. Adam                  Crystal H. Stewart (B.B.A. ’01) is a member of
              Sarah G. Pope (M.S. ’06) has been hired by         currently resides in Burbank,                      the local musical group Michael Cable & his
              the City of Kingsport, Tennessee, to oversee       California, with his wife Julia.                   JazzBox. The band released its debut record,
              the Kingsport Landing project-a 20-year rede-                                                         Everybody Something, in May 2007.
              velopment project along the Riverfront area        Tim Mann (B.S. ’04) has joined the Bank of
              of town. Her responsibilities will be to assist    Tennessee as financial center manager at the       Josh Brandon (B.S. ’00) was
              city staff with the assembling of property and     Jonesborough, Tennessee, branch. In his new        appointed to the Country Radio Broadcasters
              solicitation of private sector support for the     position, Mann is responsible for managing         Agenda Committee for the Country Radio
              Kingsport Landing project.                         day-to-day activities, as well as lending,         Seminar (CRS-39) in Nashville, Tennessee, for
                                                                 operational responsibilities and relationship      2008. Among his duties, he is organizing and
              Jennifer M. Whittington (B.S. ’06) was crowned     management. Tim is a licensed Tennessee            supervising the “Small Market Superstars”
              Miss Food City 2008 and will represent Food        life insurance representative with five years of   Panel that will feature today’s brightest stars
              City during the Food City 500 and the Food         banking experience.                                in Small Market Country Radio to share their
              City 250 NASCAR event at Bristol Motor                                                                success stories.
              Speedway during 2008. Whittington is a 23-         Cory Lewis (B.B.A. ‘03) has
              year-old student at the Quillen College of         founded T. C. Lewis & Co. Properties- a full-      Brian Clough (B.B.A. ’00) has been promoted
              Medicine in Johnson City, TN.                      service real estate, development, excava-          to branch manager of the Manpower, Inc. of
                                                                 tion, and construction company that                the Tri-Cities, Tennessee. In his new position,
              Dustin Brackins (B.B.A. ’05) has been pro-         operates in East Tennessee and Western North       his responsibilities will include providing overall
              moted to the position of community bank-           Carolina. Cory and his fiancé Haize Colvin         supervision and counsel to branch service
              ing officer at Tennessee State Bank. He has        have been selected as finalists in the 2008        staff, implementing and monitoring the
              been with the bank for three years, serving        Asheville, North Carolina, Dream Weddings          corporate service standards of Manpower for
              in various positions. Tennessee State Bank         Giveaway.                                          the local office and implementing and
              serves the people of Sevier County and Knox                                                           managing a detailed marketing program.
              County, Tennessee.                                 Arch Jones (B.B.A. ’02) is the product and
                                                                 pricing manager for Bank of Tennessee,             Lt. Col. Stephen W. Jarrard (M.D. ’00) recently
              2nd Lt. Richard T. Oakley (B.M. ’05) graduated     Johnson City, Tennessee. He is responsible for     completed a tour of combat duty as a
              from U.S. Army Ranger School on January 25,        managing, creating and initiating profitable       military physician.
              2008. He has returned to Fort Hood, Texas,         financial service products and programs.
              where he is a company fire support officer for     Arch’s duties also include short- and long-                                                  1990s
              2nd Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment.             term strategies for all products.
                                                                                                                    Kenneth Davis (B.A. ’98) is currently attending
              Ciji N. Carroll (B.A. ’04) began working as a      Katherine C. McCormick (B.B.A. ’02) has            the Army Command and General Staff
              special events coordinator for Virginia Tech in     earned the certified professional accountant      College in Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas.
              July 2007.                                         (CPA) designation from Rodefer Moss and
                                                                 Co. She is with a regional accounting and          Eric Fletcher (B.A. ’98) is the vice president
                                                                 consulting firm with offices in Greeneville,       and business development officer at TruPoint
                            3 Alums reunite in                   Kingsport, Knoxville, and Nashville, Tennes-
                                                                 see. Katherine has more than six years of
                                                                                                                    Bank’s Johnson City, Tennessee, office. He is
                                                                                                                    responsible for business development and
                                  Cape Cod                       public accounting experience. She has been
                                                                 employed at Rodefer Moss and Co. since
                                                                                                                    commercial lending in Johnson City and
                                                                                                                    surrounding areas.
                                                                 February 2005. Katherine is married to Todd
                                                                 McCormick, and they have two children,             Michael Owston (B.S. ’98; G.C.E.R. ’00)
                                                                 Gage and Kylie.                                    recently passed the American College of
                                                                                                                    Veterinary Pathology board exam in
                                                                 Ginger K. Nidiffer (B.B.A. ’02) is the guest       Anatomic Pathology.
                                                                 services director for the General Morgan Inn,
                                                                 Greeneville, Tennessee. She is a former man-       Melanie R. Bowen (B.S. ’96) and her husband
                                                                 ager and director of sales at Greeneville’s        Michael Gergen welcomed a daughter,
                                                                 Comfort Inn.                                       Arden, in March 2007. The couple also has a
                                                                                                                    two- year-old daughter, Payton. They reside in
                                                                 Ingrid B. Deloach (B.B.A. ’01), who has worked     San Diego, California.
                                                                 for the Carter County government for the
                                                                 past 10 years, has been promoted to deputy         Ed Entrekin (B.S. ’96) is the managing broker
                                                                 director of finance. She began her work as         at the Gray, Tennessee, office of WEICHERT,
               On September 20, 2007 there was a                 a clerk in the register of deeds office in 1997.   REALTORS - Gray Springs. He joined this real
                                                                 After the reorganization of county financial       estate branch seven years ago and amassed
               reunion of three alums in Cape Cod.               operations, Deloach was transferred to the         impressive sales credentials, including several
               It was held in North Falmouth,                    newly created department in 2003. She has          top-agent honors which began with an
                                                                 handled several assignments over the years         outstanding rookie award his first year in the
               Massachusetts, at Brian Head’s (B.S.              and is currently handling payroll activities.      business.
               ’70) home. There are hopes that this
                                                                 Val Lyle (M.F.A. ’01) is the chosen artist of a    Wendy R. Ramsey (B.S.W. ’96) has joined the
               will become an annual event that will             memorial sculpture commissioned by CASA of         Kingsport, Tennessee, Housing and Redevel-
                                                                 Knoxville, Tennessee. The sculpture will be        opment Authority as it has appointed person-
               become larger. (Pictured left to right:
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                                                                 placed in front of the juvenile court building     nel to coordinate the HOPE VI grant program.
               Dick Depew ’69, Linda Miller McAteer              in downtown Knoxville. Bricks are being sold       She is the relocation and supportive housing
                                                                 to help fund the project and to memorialize        coordinator and is responsible for all aspects
               ’69, and Brian Head ’70)                          a loved one, or add a message of inspiration.      of the relocation process.
                                                                 The unveiling of the sculpture is anticipated
                                                                 for Spring 2008 for Child Abuse Prevention
                                                                 Month which is April.
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Robert White (B.B.A. ’96) has been appointed to          Harvey Mitchell (B.G.S. ’90) has accepted the
the SunTrust Bank Northeast Tennessee Advisory           position of senior vice president of State of Franklin                   tour of duty
board of directors. He is a 23-year veteran of           Savings Bank, Johnson City, Tennessee. He has 38
the Johnson City Power Board and has served in           years of banking experience.
several roles during his tenure. He is currently the
chief public relations officer, where he manages                                                         1980s
and oversees the public/community relations and
customer support departments.                            Dr. Chris Downs (M.D. ’89; RES ’92) received a Cup
                                                         of Kindness Award as a 2007 Health Care Hero
Kristi Nelson Bumpus (B.A. ’95) and Jamie Bumpus         honoree. The awards were presented by
have a daughter Amelia Beeler Bumpus. She was            representatives of The Business Journal, King
born August 15, 2007. Kristi and Jamie have been         Pharmaceuticals, and the hospitals, offices and
married three years. Kristi is a reporter for the        practices for which the Health Care Heroes work.
Knoxville News-Sentinel in Knoxville, Tennessee.
                                                         Dr. Stephen Combs (B.S. ’88; M.D. ’92) received
Thomas Dixon, Jr. (B.S. ’95; M.B.A. ’97) has             a Cup of Kindness Award as a 2007 Health Care
completed the Charter Advisor in Philanthropy            Hero honoree. The awards were presented by
program and has earned the CAP professional des-         representatives of The Business Journal, King
ignation. The designation is given to those financial    Pharmaceuticals, and the hospitals, offices and
advisors who have completed extensive curriculum         practices for which the Health Care Heroes work.
addressing advanced design, implementation and
management of charitable gift techniques and             Kevin Triplett (B.S. ’87) will serve as the chair of
strategies. Thomas is employed at the Johnson            the campaign steering committee to create the
City, Tennessee, office of Merrill Lynch.                Birthplace of Country Music Heritage Center in
                                                         Bristol. The Birthplace of Country Music Alliance is        Lieutenant Colonel Steve
Mary Garrity Francis (B.S.E. ’95; M.E.D. ’98) is a       a nonprofit organization dedicated to telling the
teacher with the Johnson City, Tennessee, School         story of living musical heritage of Appalachia.             Jarrard, MD, a 2000
System and is currently teaching at Fairmont                                                                         graduate of the James H.
Elementary. She received National Board                  Kevin Jones (B.B.A. ’86) has been promoted to
Certification in December 2006. Mary is married          chief executive officer of Johnson City Federal             Quillen College of Medicine,
to Maverick Francis who is an inventory manager          Credit Union (JCFCU), Johnson City, Tennessee.              recently served a tour of
at the Johnson City Housing Authority. Mary and          His primary responsibilities will be to direct all credit
Maverick have one son, Michael Garrett, who was          union operations, which includes planning and               military duty in Afghanistan.
born on June 2, 2005.                                    implementing programs and policies and                      Dr. Jarrard, who completed his
                                                         providing administrative direction.
Kimberly Masker (B.A. ’95) recently passed the
                                                                                                                     surgical residency at
exam to receive advanced certification in hand           John Speropulos (B.B.A. ’86; B.B.A. ’93) has                Eisenhower Medical Center
therapy. She is now a certified hand therapist.          achieved the SIOR office specialist designation             at Fort Gordon, GA in 2004,
Kimberly resides in Bristol, Virginia.                   awarded by the society of Industrial and Office
                                                         REALTORS, an international association of                   deployed to Afghanistan in
Teressa Wexler (A.A.S. ’95; B.S.N. ’04) joined the       professional commercial real estate brokers. To             support of Operation Enduring
ETSU College of Nursing faculty as an instructor         achieve the SIOR designation, John had to
in the Adult Nursing Department in Fall 2006 after       complete at least five years creditable experience          Freedom in February 2006. A
serving as the skills lab coordinator for the college    in the highly specialized field of office real estate       1982 graduate of West Point
since 2005. She continues to serve as the college’s      and demonstrate to SIOR professional ability,
clinical skills lab coordinator, developing simulation   competency, ethical conduct and personal                    and a US Army Ranger, he
training, and teaching in a variety of                   integrity. He has also been added to the board of           returned to his current
undergraduate clinical courses.                          directors of State of Franklin Bancshares and State
                                                         of Franklin Savings Bank, Johnson City, Tennes-
                                                                                                                     stateside assignment in
Ed Salo (B.S. ’93) was selected as an honorable          see. John currently serves as a member of several           October 2006. He and his
mention recipient of this year’s National Council of     non-profit and real-estate organizations. He is             wife Angie, an operating
Public History Consultant Award. The NCPH                employed by Mitch Cox Development Group.
Consultant Award recognizes outstanding                                                                              room nurse, are assigned to
contribution to the field of public history through      Jane Jernigan Stribling (B.B.A. ’82) married Bob            Winn Army Medical Center
consulting or contract work with Brockington and         Bouton on June 27, 2007, at Flathead Indian
Associates in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.              Reservation in St. Ignatius, Montana. Jane is               at Fort Stewart, GA. Dr. Bill
                                                         employed as an MRI technologist in Greenville,              Frist, then the Senate Majority
Bryan Booher (B.B.A ’92) has been promoted to            South Carolina, and Bob is a high school educator
vice president and senior credit officer at Highlands    with the Greenville County School System.                   Leader, visited the Forward
Union Bank (HUB). With the promotion, he is in                                                                       Operating Base Orguni. Dr.
charge of credit quality for the bank’s loan portfolio   Cindy S. Widener (B.B.A. ’82) recently joined the
and works out of the Main Street headquarters in         Bristol Highway branch of Mountain Commerce
                                                                                                                     Jarrard offered the Senator
Abingdon, Virginia. As senior credit review officer,     Bank (MCB), in Johnson City, Tennessee, as branch           the opportunity to visit his
Bryan manages all credit processes for the banking       service associate. She comes to MCB after her               austere operating room. Dr.
system’s thirteen branches.                              most recent position in asset recovery with
                                                         Eastman Credit Union.                                       Frist accepted the invitation
Maj. Kevin Ikenberry (B.S. ’92) has joined the                                                                       to see how military surgeons
Department of Military Science at the Rose-Hulman        Suzanne Williams Grindstaff (B.S. ’81, M.Ed. ’84) is
Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana.         principal of Tazewell Elementary, which was                 provide rapid, responsive, and
Maj. Ikenberry is the assistant professor of Military    honored for achieving Blue Ribbon status in the             professional medical care.Dr.
Science for the Wabash Battalion and is an active        U.S. Department of Education’s No Child Left
guard reserve soldier. He and his wife Kelly recently    Behind program.                                             Jarrard is scheduled to return
welcomed their first child, Gabrielle Dawn, into the                                                                 to Afghanistan for another
world.                                                   Amy Boyles (B.S. ’80) is the marketing manager for
                                                                                                                     tour of duty in mid-2008.
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                                                         the Fort Henry Mall, Kingsport, Tennessee, which
Jennifer Fleenor (B.S. ’91; B.S. ’92) is married to      will soon transition to the Kingsport Town Center.
Anthony Sizemore. Their fourth child Lydiah Abigail      She was previously a graphic designer for Absolute
Sizemore was born on July 17, 2007. The couple           Communications, Kingsport, Tennessee.
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                                                      Rita M. Quillen (B.S. ’80; M.A. ’85) revisited ETSU’s   Dr. Ron Barwick (B.S. ’73) has been named
               Artist and city native,                campus and brought her poetry to share. Rita            executive director of community health centers
                                                      read from her most recent book of poetry, Her           for ETSU’s College of Nursing, which includes
               designs White House                    Secret Dream, printed by Wind Publications,             the Johnson City Downtown Clinic and the
                                                      which focuses on the natural world and espe-            Hancock County School-Based Health Center.
               tree ornament                          cially Appalachian rural life. She is now an as-        Before joining the ETSU College of Nursing, he
                                                      sociate professor of English at Mountain Empire         worked for the Division of Public Health in
                                                      Community College in Virginia.                          Athens, Georgia, where he was a senior
                                                                                                              manager of a 10-county public health district.
                                                                                                  1970s
                                                                                                              Maj. Gen. Gary Harrell (B.S. ’73) has retired from
                                                      Rev. Dr. Randy Hammer (B.S. ’79) has                    the U.S. Army Special Operations Command.
                                                      accomplished the publication of his third book          A retirement ceremony was held on March
                                                      The Talking Stick: Forty Children’s Sermons with        6, 2008, at the U.S. Army Special Operations
                                                      Activities (Pilgrim Press). Dr. Hammer is pastor of     Command Headquarters in Fort Bragg, North
                                                      First Congregational Church, United Church of           Carolina.
                                                      Christ of Albany, New York.
                                                                                                              Carolyn S. Doyle (B.S. ’72) is married to Ronald
                                                      Jan Woodby Yates (B.S. ’78) has been                    Keister (B.S. ’71). They live in Mocksville, North
                                                      appointed as senior vice president, relationship        Carolina, and have two daughters living in the
                                                      manager, in the private banking and                     Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, area.
                                                      investments division of Bank of Tennessee,
                                                      Johnson City, Tennessee. She will be responsible        Deborah L. Krueger (A.D.H. ’71; B.G.S. ’97) was
                                                      for servicing private banking customers in the          the 2007 recipient of the George Dudney Award
                                                      area of lending, depository and cash                    given by the North Carolina Public Health As-
                                                      management services and other specialized               sociation. This award recognizes involvement in
                                                      business products.                                      planning and implementing community services
               Efforts culminate in D.C. reception                                                            in dental health above and beyond the call of
                                                      Jennie L. Harrison (B.S. ’76) recently joined the       duty. Deborah is a public health dental
               Johnson City native Rob Wood           Bristol Highway branch of Mountain Commerce             hygienist and educational consultant living in
               doesn’t remember ever making           Bank (MCB), in Johnson City, Tennessee, as              Salisbury, North Carolina. She has won the RDH
                                                      branch service associate. She is transferring to        Sunstar Award of Distinction and the Becky
               a Christmas ornament in class          the branch after working previously at the Erwin,       Bowden Outstanding Dental Hygienist Awards.
               during the 1950s at Henry Johnson      Tennessee, branch location.
               Elementary School, but the                                                                                                                1960s
               Annapolis, Md., artist has made        J. Michael Pate (B.S.N. ’76) is the director of
               up for that childhood void in          medical clearances for the U.S. Department              Larry Castle (M.A. ’67) has been elected to the
                                                      of State in Washington, D.C. He joined Bradley          Florida Community College Activities Associa-
               spades with a painted ornament
                                                      Moore in a holy union in 2004. Bradley is               tion Coaches Hall of Fame. This honor is due
               that hangs on this year’s White        employed by the Islamic Saudi Academy.                  to his accomplishments while coaching tennis
               House Christmas tree.                                                                          at Seminole Community College in Sanford,
                                                      Dr. Lois Kraft Sams (B.S. ’76; M.B.A. ’91; Ed.D.        Florida, from 1975-1983. They won eight mid-
                “I was thinking, ‘How am I going      ’07) is the bursar for ETSU. She is married to Don      Florida conference championships, four state
               to do this,’ ” Wood said. “I didn’t    Sams, who is the signal maintainer for Norfolk          championships, and were national champions
                                                      Southern, Johnson City, Tennessee. Lois has one         in 1982 and again in 1983. Larry was head tennis
               know how my paint would apply
                                                      grandchild, Kaylee Wilhoit.                             coach and assistant basketball coach for ETSU
               to the plastic, and the shape was                                                              from 1966-1971.
               a challenge because you draw           Doris A. Ladd (B.S. ’75) has joined the
               it out and it looks funny being        Kingsport, Tennessee, Housing and Redevelop-            Dr. J. Reuben Pierce (B.S. ’60; Ed.D. ’78) was
               warped around a ball, so I had to      ment Authority as it has appointed personnel to         chosen as one of the city school system’s
               make some adjustments as I was         coordinate the HOPE VI grant program. She will          inductees into the Carter County-Elizabethton,
                                                      lead the appointed team as HOPE VI director             Tennessee, Educators Hall of Fame. Prior to his
               painting it.”
                                                      and is responsible for oversight of all activities      retirement in June 2006, Dr. Pierce taught for the
                                                      for which HOPE VI grant funds are targeted. This        Elizabethton City School System for 40 years.
               “In early November I got a             includes revitalization in the areas of physical
               letter from Laura Bush saying they     improvement, management improvement and                                                            1950s
               received the ornament and they         social and community services for KHRA. Doris
               were looking forward to me             was previously the chief financial officer for AFG      Thomas Garland (B.S. ’59) was honored by
                                                      Industries.                                             Tusculum College, Greeneville, Tennessee,
               coming to the White House with
                                                                                                              Board of Trustees as he transitioned off the
               a guest.”                              Susan Wood Wexler (B.S.’75; M.A. ’80) received          board. Thomas is a former long-time state sena-
                                                      her Ed.S. degree in teaching and learning from          tor and now senior advisor of the Niswonger
               Wood, who has illustrated several      Augusta State University in August 2007.                Foundation. He founded and chaired the Tus-
               Stephen King book covers in a          Chris Lee (B.S. ’74) recently became a member           culum Institute for Public Leadership and Policy.
               long painting and graphic design       of the board of directors for the Second Harvest        During the 1990s, he chaired the College’s
                                                      Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee. The board is          successful $10 million Bicentennial Campaign.
               career, said he, his wife and a
                                                      responsible for overseeing the affairs, funds and       In 2002, he became one of three Co-chairmen
               business partner had a great visit     property of the organization. Chris is employed         of the Campaign for the Library. Thomas holds
               at the White House, including the      by Bill Gatton Dealerships of the Tri-Cities.           both an Honorary Doctor of Law and Distin-
               Blue Room where this year’s tree is                                                            guished Service Award by Tusculum College.
               displayed.                             John K. Weems (B.S. ’74) is the owner and               Thomas was ETSU’s 1973 Outstanding Alumnus.
                                                      operator of Davy Crockett Real Estate Group
                                                      in Greeneville, Tennessee. John is a member of          Col. Jim Crouch (B.S. ’58), attorney at law,
               Wood earned a bachelor’s in
                                                      the Greene County Partnership, the Exchange             retired from the U.S. Army and then from the
               graphic design and painting at         Club, and the Moose Club. Before this                   Charles E. Smith Commercial Realty Company
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               ETSU.                                  endeavor, he was a field grade officer in the           in Washington, D.C. He is now working for
                                                      U.S. Army and retired at the rank of lieutenant         Phoenix Consulting Group, Alexandria, Virginia,
               By Jeff Keeling                        colonel in 2002.                                        in the Federal Systems Division. His wife, Linda,
                                                                                                              is the national president of the Daughters of the
               Johnson City Press                                                                             U.S. Army organization.

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Edna VonCannon Potter (B.S. ’54) was chosen as                                                             1970s
one of the city school systems inductees into the
Carter County-Elizabethton, Tennessee, Educators                                                                        McKnight honored
                                                           Daina Cole Fleenor (M.A. ’79) retired as a teacher
Hall of Fame. The award is presented annually and          with the Washington County, Virginia, school sys-                   for writing
honors not only the recipient but also the Potters,        tem. On August 15, 2007.
two individuals who have devoted their lives to the
Roan Mountain Naturalists Rallies.                         Sharon E. Freeman (M.A ’78) was an educator and
                                                           an avid environmentalist. On October 11, 2007.
                                           obituaries
                                                           John Vance (B.S. ’78) was a licensed nursing home
                                               2000s       administrator in several states. He was an Eagle
                                                           Scout and a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the
Barry O’Brien (B.S. ’03) was a wood craftsman and          Arrow of Troop 2 of Bristol, Virginia. On September
a computer analyst. On December 13, 2007.                  25, 2007.
                                                  1990s    Robert Blair (B.S. ’77) enjoyed a successful career
                                                           of more than 20 years for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
Mark Walls (M.S. ’98) was employed by TVA for              and was awarded on numerous occasions for his
several years where he worked in public safety. He         outstanding accomplishments. On August 14, 2007.
retired as a criminal justice teacher having taught in
the Sullivan County, Tennessee, School System. On          Elaine H. Goose (B.S. ’76) had a lifelong career
October 2, 2007.                                           in broadcasting, beginning in radio in Jonesbor-
                                                           ough, Tennessee. She also worked in the televising
John Morley II (B.E.H. ’96) was employed by the            industry around the Southeast U.S. On November
Rappahannock Area Health District as the environ-          18, 2007.
mental health supervisor for both Spotsylvania and
Caroline counties. He was a member of the Sigma            Philip Harrison (B.S. ’76; M.B.A. ’85) was a certified
Chi fraternity at ETSU. On January 30, 2008.               public accountant and a certified management               Dr. Brian D. McKnight (M.A.
                                                           accountant. Philip worked for many years as the            ’99) recently received the
Marvin Hughes (B.S.W. ’94) worked in the mental            senior tax management executive with BellSouth
health community of Knoxville and Oak Ridge,               Corporation, now the new AT&T. He was also a               seventh annual Dr. James I.
Tennessee. On September 10, 2007.                          licensed master barber for over 12 years. On               Robertson Jr. Literary Prize for
                                                           December 7, 2007.
Leigh B. Decker (B.S. ’93) was an employee of Adult                                                                   Confederate History.
Community Training. On August 27, 2007.                    William Martin (B.S. ’74) was a 32nd degree Mason
                                                           and held membership in Charleston Lodge 484,               The Robert E. Lee Civil War
Tammy C. Rock (A.A.S. ’93) was employed as a               Scottish Rite, York Rite, Cleveland Shrine, Chatta-
registered nurse with Indian Path Medical Center,          nooga Alhambra Shrine and Eastern Star. On July            Library and Research Center,
Kingsport, Tennessee, and was a sign language              30, 2007.
interpreter. On October 8, 2007.                                                                                      Woodbridge, N.J., presented
                                                           Charles Hensley (B.S. ’73) served in the U.S. Marine       McKnight with this award for
                                                  1980s    Corps with a tour of duty in Vietnam. He retired           his 2006 book, Contested
                                                           from the U.S. Postal Service having worked as a
Dallas Hill, Sr. (B.S. ’89) was a retired supervisor for   clerk for 27 years. On June 9, 2007.                       Borderland: The Civil War in
MorFlo Industries and previously was a supervisor                                                                     Appalachian Kentucky and
with Everwarm. On September 21, 2007.                      Opal B. Morgan (M.A. ’73) taught first grade for 32
                                                                                                                      Virginia (University of
                                                           years. Six of those years were in Memphis, Tennes-
Anne Canter (B.E.H. ’87) was an environmentalist           see, while the remaining 26 were with the Bristol,         Kentucky Press). The prize is
consultant for Hahn & Associates. On December              Tennessee, City School System. On November 5,
26, 2007.                                                                                                             named in honor of a
                                                           2007.
                                                                                                                      renowned Civil War historian
Donald Zukas (B.S. ’85) was a master carpenter             Judy K. Oliver (B.S. ’73) was a retired teacher of the
employed by the Navy Department of Virginia.                                                                          who teaches at Virginia Tech.
                                                           Washington County, Tennessee, School System,
On August 30, 2007.                                        having taught at both Barnes Elementary and
                                                           Sulphur Springs Elementary School. On November             McKnight earned his Ph.D. in
Audrey D. Sturdivant (B.B.A. ’84) was a loan               24, 2007.
executive at Yadkin Valley Bank in Wilkesboro,                                                                        history from Mississippi State
Tennessee. On January 25, 2008.                            Truman Christopher (B.S. ’72) served in the U.S. Air       University. Now an assistant
                                                           Force during Vietnam. He worked for IBM
Gary Clonts (M.D. ’83) was board certified in occu-                                                                   professor of history at Angelo
                                                           Corporation, K-Mart Corporation and the U.S. Post
pational medicine and family practice. He was the          Office. On November 27, 2007.                              State University, San Angelo,
director of heath services for the Walt Disney World
Resort in Orlando, Florida. On January 19, 2008.                                                                      Texas, he has two
                                                           Kathy L. Haney (B.S.W. ’72) worked in North Carolina
                                                           at several facilities specializing in residential and      forthcoming books – To Perish
Joyce K. Neal (A.S.N. ’82) was employed as a nurse         day programs for children and adults with physical,
by Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital in Johnson City,                                                                   by the Sword: Champ
                                                           mental, and emotional disabilities. She worked as a
Tennessee. On July 27, 2007.                               supervisor, group director, advanced social worker         Ferguson’s Civil War and Life
                                                           and teacher at various times. On October 14, 2007.         and Culture in the Coal Towns
Gregory Thomas (B.S. ’81) was a U.S. Army Veteran,         Daniel Shipp (B.S. ’72) was active in the golf industry
serving as a medic in the 82nd Airborne during the         for most of his life and had retired to the The Villages   of Wise County, Virginia – as
Vietnam Era. He was a clinical worker and                  in Palm Harbor, Florida. On August 1, 2007.                well as other works in progress.
psychotherapist in both Forsyth and Guilford
counties in North Carolina. Gregory was also an            Jack Gillenwater (B.S. ’70; M.A. ’76) was a retired
adjunct instructor of sociology at Salem College for       history teacher employed by Sullivan County,
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12 years. On August 1, 2007.                               Tennessee, School System. He was an active mem-
                                                           ber of Bethany Presbyterian Church, serving as an
                                                           elder, choir member, and committee member. On
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               former President                   Nellie Tucker Miller McNeil (B.A. ’70; M.A. ’76) was    Roger Hughes (B.S. ’66) served in the U.S. Navy for
                                                  a columnist for the Kingsport, Tennessee, Times-        over 23 years and retired in 1990 as a commander.
               passes away                        News for the past 25 years. She was an advocate         He continued his career as a health care profes-
                                                  for the arts, especially making the arts accessible     sional with IBM Health Industry, in Washington D.C.,
                                                  to all ages and all socio-economic groups. Nellie       and Softcomputers Clinical Information Systems in
                                                  was a member and representative for numerous            Palm Harbor, Florida, until he retired in 2005. On
                                                  art councils and committees. She was presented          November 22, 2007.
                                                  with the Lorin Hollander Award for her leader-
                                                  ship in the establishment of the Tennessee Arts         Edward Knittle (B.S. ’66) joined the U.S. Army in
                                                  Academy within the Tennessee Department of              1966. He was a former U.S. Army captain. On
                                                  Education. Nellie also served as the coordinator        November 3, 2007.
                                                  of activities for the B. Carroll Reece Museum on
                                                  the ETSU campus in 1965. She had taught                 Larry Miller (B.S. ’66) was employed as a project
                                                  American Literature and English classes at high         manager at Bristol Metal in Bristol, Tennessee. On
                                                  schools in the East Tennessee region as well as         November 26, 2007.
                                                  served as an adjunct professor in the English
                                                  department at ETSU. On November 8, 2007.                Fred Ridinger, Jr. (B.S. ’64) served 21 years in the
                                                                                                          U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean
                                                  Leslie Q. Simonet (M.A. ’70) enjoyed reading,           conflict. He taught at Galbraith Elementary and
                                                  loved poetry, and was interested in art through         South High School, Knoxville, Tennessee, for a total
                                                  the pastel medium. On December 8, 2007.                 of 22 years. On December 3, 2007.

                                                  Dorothy Wheelock (B.S. ’70) was a member of the         Harry Winters (B.S. ’64) was a USMC veteran and
                                                  Sigma Kappa sorority and a teacher in the Texas         a past-president of the Chesterfield Jaycees. On
                                                  school system. On December 14, 2007.                    December 25, 2007.

               Dr. Arthur H. DeRosier, Jr. was                                                 1960s      Geraline Cox (B.S. ’63) retired from Eastman
               the fifth president of ETSU                                                                Chemical Company, Kingsport, Tennessee, after
                                                  Sylvia Patricia Cartwright (B.S. ’69; M.Ed. ’84)        over 37 years of service. On December 3, 2007.
               serving from 1977 to 1980.         taught at Sullivan North High School, Kingsport,
               DeRosier was born in Norwich,      Tennessee, for 26 years. She was an active              Mona R. Helbert (B.S. ’63; M.Ed. ’82) was a school
               Connecticut. He received his       member of Wheeler United Methodist Church and           teacher with the Washington County, Virginia,
                                                  the Red Hat Society. On October 24, 2007.               School System for over 30 years. On August 31,
               Bachelors from the University                                                              2007.
               of Mississippi and his Ph.D from   F. Mack Cates (B.S. ’69) was a retired educator
               the University of South            from the Bristol City, Tennessee, School System.        Richard Linville (B.S. ’63) was a finance man-
                                                  On January 12, 2008.                                    ager with Courtesy Motors and Cox Oldsmobile,
               Carolina. Through a                                                                        Elizabethton, Tennessee. He retired from Murray
               statement from ETSU President      Connie H. Shannon (B.S. ’69) retired as a principal     Guard. On December 10, 2007.
               Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr., he was   from the Duval County, Florida, School System in
                                                  2003. On July 12, 2007.                                 Marvin McGill (B.S. ’63) served in the U.S. Air Force
               credited with strengthening                                                                during the Korean Conflict as a radio and radar
               graduate education at ETSU.        William Austin (M.S. ’68) retired from residential      technician. He taught industrial arts in high school
               Immediately upon taking            construction and teaching. On September 18,             in Christiansburg, Virginia, before going into indus-
                                                  2007.                                                   try. Marvin was in management at North Electric,
               office at ETSU, Dr. DeRosier                                                               Line Power Manufacturing and also at Federal
               worked to tie the university       Joseph Garber (B.S. ’68) was an American author,        Pacific Transformer. On February 5, 2008.
               more strongly to its               best known for his 1995 thriller Vertical Run and the
                                                  articles he wrote on technology for Forbes              Lawrence Stephens (B.S. ’63) taught middle and
               Appalachian region, as he          magazine. On May 27, 2005.                              high school. He was also an industrial engineer
               created both the Institute                                                                 with the Magnavox company, superintendent of
               of Appalachian Affairs and         Gary Harrington (B.S. ’68) had been employed as         Williams Furniture, quality and production man-
                                                  a safety engineer at St. Mark’s Power, Tallahassee,     ager at Korn Industries and a corporate quality
               the Archives of Appalachia,        Florida, since 1989. On August 15, 2007.                control manager at Kincaid Industries. On No-
               which later grew into ETSU’s                                                               vember 7, 2007.
               first Center for Excellence.       Roseann N. Krieger (B.S. ’68) was an assistant
                                                  director within the Department of Human Services        Jerry Helfer (B.S. ’62) retired as senior case supervi-
               During his first term of office,   for the State of New Jersey, retiring in 1994. On       sor for Cattaraugus County, New York, Social
               the ETSU College of Medicine       November 18, 2007.                                      Services Department. He was a member of the
               admitted its first class. Dr.                                                              AARP, the Salamanca, New York, Rail Museum As-
                                                  Dorothy A. Wood (B.S. ’68) had been a Girl Scout        sociation, the Peter Doctor Memorial Scholarship
               DeRosier was responsible for       leader for eighteen years and Cub Scout leader          Fund, Inc., board of directors for the Cattaraugus
               ETSU becoming a member             for two years. On September 2, 2007.                    County Credit Union, the Vietnam Veteran Memo-
               of the Southern Conference.                                                                rial Association, the ETSU Alumni Association. He
                                                  Bary A. Zechella (B.S. ’67) was the owner of            was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army. On
               He had retired as president        Alexander and Associates, an independent insur-         November 24, 2007.
               of Rocky Mountain College in       ance company. He was also a member of the
               Billings, Montana. On              Athens Country Club and an avid golfer. Bary was        Johnie Mann (B.S. ’61) was employed by Stedman
                                                  a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. On          Corp. in Asheboro, North Carolina.
               November 15, 2007.                 August 4, 2007.                                         He had served in the U.S. Navy. On January 28,
                                                                                                          2008.
                                                  Lester Hall (B.S. ’66) began his teaching career in
                                                  Norfolk, Virginia, and included Bristol, Virginia. He
                                                  served as principal at Highland View Elementary
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                                                  School and administrative assistant at the Bristol,
                                                  Virginia, School Board office. He retired as assis-
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Billy Norton (B.S. ’61) served in the U.S. Army as
a military policeman until 1957 where he was
                                                     Col. Frank Rutherford (B.S. ’57) retired from the
                                                     U.S. Army in 1984 after more than 30 years of
                                                                                                           legendary athlete and
stationed in Tokyo, Japan. He was named
director of physical education for Mercer
                                                     service. He was a retired Army Colonel and
                                                     Armor officer. Frank was also a ranger, a para-
                                                                                                                  former coach
County, West Virginia, Schools. Billy later          chutist and a recipient of numerous medals,                    passes away
served as principal at Bramwell High School          including the Bronze Star medal, Meritorious
from 1981-1983 and Bluefield High School from        Service medal, and Legion of Merit. His last
1983-1989. Following his retirement from the         assignment was professor of military science
school system, he became director of Com-            at the University of Alabama. After retirement,
munity Action of South Eastern West Virginia         Frank spent ten years as the executive director
until 1998. On November 29, 2007.                    of Solid Waste Disposal Authority in Tuscaloosa,
                                                     Alabama, as well as serving on the City Coun-
Robert Cochran, Sr. (B.S. ’60) served in the U.S.    cil of Northport, Alabama. He spent the last
Navy from 1951 to 1955. He taught at Pulaski         years in Johnson City, Tennessee, involved with
High School, R.B. Worthy High School and             woodworking and repairing and refinishing
Chilhowie High School for 26 years. Robert           antique furniture. On February 5, 2008.
also served as supervisor of Smyth County,
Virginia, Department of Adult Basic Education        Glenwood Johnson (B.S. ’56; M.A. ’66) retired
Program and administrative assistant at R.B.         after 20 years from Lees-McRae College,
Worthy High School. On December 4, 2007.             Banner Elk, North Carolina, where he was a
                                                     biology professor. Previous to that, he taught
                                         1950s       at Dobyns-Bennett High School, Kingsport, Ten-
                                                     nessee. Glenwood received Teacher of the
Fred Cartwright (B.S. ’59) served in the U.S.        Year recognition and started the Roadrunner
Navy. He retired after 32 years from Raytheon        Club for commuter students. He also served in
in Piney Flats, Tennessee, as a plant manager.       the U.S. Army. On October 7, 2007.                  Hal Morrison (B.S. ’54; M.A. ’55) had
On November 7, 2007.                                                                                     a lifelong career in sports which
                                                     Ronda “Ron” Feathers, Jr. (B.S. ’55) served
Louise G. Hoge (M.A. ’59) was a former school        on the Science Advisory Council of Ashland          included many accomplishments in
teacher. She was a member of the Burkes              University and as chairman of the board of          football, basketball, track, and golf.
Garden Presbyterian Church and a member              the Ashland, Ohio, Industrial Services council.     He was All American in football in
of the Tazewell County Historical Society. On        Ron also served as chairman of the Sealants         1953 and holds school records with 20
August 21, 2007.                                     and Adhesives Council of America and on
                                                     the United States President’s Advisory Board        career receiving touchdowns. He
Mattie Fisher (M.A. ’58) taught for nine years       for Import and Export Trade. He was a senior        recorded 11 touchdown catches
in the Washington County, Virginia, School           toxicological consultant for BASi in West Lafay-    which was a national record at the
System, and for twenty years at Tennessee            ette and Evansville, Indiana. He had been
High School, from where she retired in 1977.         employed as a research associate at Oak
                                                                                                         time. ETSU retired his #34 jersey,
While at Tennessee High School, she was              Ridge National Laboratory, account execu-           which is displayed at the university.
instrumental in organizing and serving as a          tive with Union Carbide Corp, Chemicals             At ETSU he was assistant football
two-term president of the East Tennessee State       Division, director of Worldwide Marketing for       (1954-1968), assistant basketball
of Franklin Council for Social Studies. She          Thiokol Corp., Chemicals Division, president of
also served as charter president of the Alpha        Wilmington Chemical Corp., and vice presi-          coach (1954-1960), and started the
Sigma Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an               dent of EM Corp., a subsidiary of Great Lakes       golf program in 1958. He was head
international honorary teachers’ organization.       Chemical Corp. He retired in 2000 as emeritus       coach of the golf team at ETSU for 25
On January 21, 2008.                                 vice president of marketing and administra-
                                                                                                         years. At East Carolina University, Hal
                                                     tion at WIL Research Laboratories Inc., also a
Lewis Webster (B.S. ’58) served in the military.     subsidiary of Great Lakes Chemical Corp. Ron        was head golf coach from 1986-1996
He was a golf professional having worked at          served in the U.S. Air Force in the Korean War      and coached John Maginnes. The
MeadowView Golf Course, Kingsport, Tennes-           as a medical specialist in Japan and in Air Sea     Pirates won 13 tournaments, seven
see, and was instrumental in the building of         Rescue in Korea. On November 10, 2007.
Warriors Path Golf Course, Kingsport, Tennes-                                                            CAA Championships and set records
see. He later owned Cornwell Tool dealership.        Edward Crawford (B.S. ’54) worked for many          that are still active today. He had
On November 16, 2007.                                years at the Mason-Dixon Company and later          numerous Conference Champion-
                                                     retired from management at AFG Industries.          ships in the Colonial Athletic
Norma J. Hixon (B.S. ’57) had worked for Fisher      On October 20, 2007.
Insurance Company of Newport, Tennessee.                                                                 Conference, Southern Conf. and
She also had worked as a financial aid               John Holder (B.S. ’54; M.A. ’60) was a retired      Ohio Valley Conf. Hal finishes in the
representative for Carson-Newman College,            high school teacher, having taught eight            top ten in National Competition,
and was presently working as assistant registrar     different industrial arts specialties. He was
for professional studies at Tusculum College in      president of the North Carolina Industrial Arts     coached 15 All American and
Greeneville, Tennessee. On July 11, 2007.            Association in 1963. John received the Silver       Professional Golfers, such as Bobby
                                                     Beaver Award, the highest of three awards           Wadkins, J.C. Snead, Larry Hinson,
Willis Murray (B.S. ’57) served in the U.S. Navy     presented to adult Scouters for distinguished       David Egger, Mike Hulbert, Skeeter
as a Radar man Class 1 and Class 2 aboard            service to young people within a local Boy
the U.S.S. Newport News during the Korean            Scouts of America Council. He served in the         Heath, and Alan Strange. etc. He
conflict. He was employed by North Ameri-            U.S. Navy. On January 26, 2008.                     also coached Rick Smith who is a
can Rayon Corp. as plant manufacturing                                                                   nationally known golf teacher. He
superintendent. On November 29, 2007.                Charles Browning (B.S. ’53) retired after a
                                                     39-year career with United Telephone System
                                                                                                         served on the National Golf
                                                     Southeast Group as the director of distribu-        Foundation and was inducted in the
                                                     tion, engineering and construction. He was a        National Golf Coaches Hall of Fame,
                                                     member of the Kiwanis Club, American Legion         State of Tennessee Sports Hall of
                                                     and served on the board of trustees at Wash-
                                                                                                         Fame, and ETSU’s Hall of Fame. The
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                                                     ington College Academy. Charles served in
                                                     the U.S. Army. On January 20, 2008.                 new golf facility at ETSU has a special
                                                                                                         room dedicated in his honor in 2005.
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                 Dr. Everette Sams (B.S. ’53) taught and           Hunter Jackson (B.S. ’48) served in the U.S.                             Faculty and Staff
                 coached at Woodmont Elementary School             Navy during World War II and was employed
                 in Nashville, Tennessee, for eight years. He      at Summers Hardware and Supply Company             Emma Lee Dyer was a secretary at the ETSU
                 was a professor at Middle Tennessee State         as salesman and general manager from               Training School and later became the Sec-
                 University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, for 32       1950 until retiring in 1993. Because of his        retary to the Dean of the Graduate School
                 years. Everette was a member of the TSSAA         devotion to sports, he was inducted into the       at ETSU. She was in charge of the master’s
                 and the Middle Tennessee Football Officials       Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, the TSSAA           thesis program for many years until her
                 Association.                                      Hall of Fame, the National College Football        retirement. Emma was a concert pianist in
                 On July 19, 2007.                                 Hall of Fame and was the Founder of the            her younger years and performed solo in
                                                                   Northeast Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.           many concerts. On January 14, 2008.
                 Jerry Broyles (B.S. ’52) served in the U.S.       Hunter was a referee in the original Ameri-
                 Army for more than three years during World       can Football League, the National Football         Dr. Steven Gross was an associate professor
                 War II. He then taught at Doak Elemen-            League and the United States Football              of linguistics in the English department since
                 tary School in Greene County, Tennessee,          League. On October 7, 2007.                        2001. He held a Ph.D. from the University
                 Sulphur Springs High School in Washington                                                            of South Carolina and taught a variety of
                 County, Tennessee, and Appalachian State          Melvin White Jr. (B.S. ’48) was the former         linguistics courses along with European and
                 University in Boone, North Carolina. After his    district manager for South Central Bell            American literature surveys. On March 8,
                 teaching career, Jerry was the owner and          Telephone Company in East Tennessee. He            2008.
                 operator of Shorty’s Store and Restaurant for     also had a career with Staffing Solutions
                 many years. On January 21, 2008.                  for 12 years, serving as vice president for cor-
                                                                   porate development and subsequently as
                 Inez Banks (B.S. ’51; M.A. ’71) was a school      manager of credit collections. On October
                 teacher in the Carter County, Tennessee,          13, 2007.
                                                                                                                                           Sigma Chi Career
                 school system for over forty years. On Au-                                                                                workshop at Zeta
                 gust 27, 2007.                                    Martha A. Bryant (B.S. ’45) taught in the Lake
                                                                   County, Tennessee, School System and later                                 Omega House
                 Lon Boyd (B.S. ’51) joined the U.S. Navy          transferred to Tiptonville, Tennessee, High
                 and served during the Korean Conflict. He         School where she taught business classes.
                 graduated from the University of Tennessee        She was a member of the Lake County
                 School of Law in 1957 where he received a         Retired Teachers and the Delta Kappa
                 doctor of jurisprudence degree. He began          Gamma Society for Women Educators. On
                 his practice of law in Kingsport, Tennessee, in   September 17, 2007.
                 1957 until 1965 and started a political career
                 when he was elected Sullivan County Judge         Pearl G. Smith (B.S. ’42) taught at Lincoln
                 in 1966 and served until 1980. On December        Elementary School, Kingsport, Tennessee,
                 30, 2007.                                         for 30 years until her retirement. She was
                                                                   active in the Kingsport Civitan Evening Club
                 Ray Young (B.S. ’51) was employed by Gay          in which she was honored with the Charlie
                 and Taylor Insurance Adjusters, where he          Keener Good Citizenship Award. Pearl was
                 was regional vice president. He retired after     a member of the Kingsport Retired Teachers
                 30 years of service and then owned and            Association, Delta Kappa Gamma Teachers               At a Sigma Chi Career Workshop, alums
                 operated Young’s Insurance Agency for             Sorority, Order of the Eastern Star, and the          told their stories about their first job out of
                 several years. Ray was a veteran of the U.S.      American Legion Auxiliary. On January 10,             college, how they decided on their
                 Army having served in World War II. He was        2008.                                                 career, interviewing tips, tips for
                 also a past president of the ETSU Alumni As-                                                            preparing for a job interview, job search
                 sociation. On October 15, 2007.                                                          1930s          tips, suggestions about internships,
                                                                                                                         getting your foot in the door, etc. They
                                                                                                                         also answered several questions from
                 Edward Lyon (B.S. ’50) served his country in      Peter Naher (B.S. ’39) was a lifetime
                                                                                                                         the brothers and pledges. There were 30
                 the U.S. Army during WWII as a paratrooper        member and past president of the Metro                active brothers/pledges (and a former
                 in the 17th and 82nd airborne divisions.          Kiwanis Club. Peter was selected at Kiwan-            sweetheart) at the workshop.
                 After leaving the military, he worked for the     ian of the Year on two occasions. In 1951,
                 Clinchfield Railroad as a carman. Edward          he opened his business, Peters Gift Shop in           The alumni that participated were:
                 has also worked as a real estate appraiser        downtown Johnson City, Tennessee, and
                 for Valley Federal Appraiser in the 1970s. On     operated it for nearly twenty years. He then          Jason Buchanan ‘94 of Gray
                 August 26, 2007.                                  opened Johnson City’s first pet shop in 1971,         (owns his own insurance agency in Gray, TN)
                                                                   Peters Pet Shop. Peter managed the Oak
                                                       1940s       Hill Cemetery in Johnson City for 23 years.           Scott Stoots ‘95 of Kingsport
                                                                   On November 10, 2007.                                 (med. supplies/equip. sales for
                 Ernest Privette (B.S. ’49) was a business                                                               orthopedic surgeons)
                 education teacher for his entire teaching         Carnell Carter (B.S. ’39) taught in the
                 career. He taught at Central Piedmont             Greene County, Tennessee, school system               Josh Turbyville ‘95 of Knoxville
                 Community College in Charlotte, North             for 27 years. She received the Greene                 (med. supplies/equip. sales for
                 Carolina, as well as area high schools. On        County Teacher of the Year and the Tennes-            ob/gyns & urologists)
                 September 15, 2007.                               see District Teacher of the Year awards in
                                                                                                                         Jim Shanks ‘92 of Rogersville
                                                                   1977. On September 5, 2007.
                                                                                                                         (law enforcement detective with
                 Georgia “Claire” Yon (B.S. ’49) was an                                                                  city of Rogersville)
                 elementary school teacher for over 40 years.      Hazel M. Crumley (B.S. ’37) was a teacher
                 She was a delegate to the National NEA            in the Carter County School System and                Brad Burnett ‘01 of Knoxville
                 Convention for many years and received            was working at Hunter Elementary School,              (attorney with Leitner, Williams, et al.
                 one of the 1991 Knoxville BEST Awards. On         Elizabethton, Tennessee, when she retired.            Law Firm in Knoxville)
                 December 4, 2007.                                 She was a member of the Carter County/
                                                                   Elizabethton Retired Teachers Association.            Cesar Gracia ‘91 of Greeneville
                 Minnis Freshour (B.S. ’48) served in Burma,       November 25, 2007.                                    (director of Walters State Comm. College law
                 India, and China during WWII as a member                                                                enforcement academy)
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                 of the Army Signal Corps. He worked for
                 Metropolitan Life Insurance for 28 years at-                                                            Charles Corwin ‘93 of Johnson City
                 taining the position of regional vice presi-                                                            (5th grade teacher, Washington
                 dent of the western states, and became a                                                                Co. Schools)
                 vice president in New York before coming to
                 Richmond to open the first group sales office                                                           Anthony Hatley ‘92 of Johnson City
                                                                                                                         (electrical supplies/equip. sales)
                 in the state of Virginia. On January 29, 2008.
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                                                                                                           a homecoming regular
Graduating in 1967, Alfred Anderson has attended Homecoming annually since 2000.
Anderson stated after graduating from ETSU he had limited time to come visit his alma mater
with a career and children. Over the years he has made time to come visit and see the
campus every October on Homecoming Weekend.

In October 2007, Anderson met up with an old fraternity brother, Jean Smith, both members of
Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. Anderson and Smith had not seen each other since graduation day.

Anderson stated that he plans on attending Homecoming this year with his grandchildren and
is excited about the upcoming events for Homecoming Weekend on October 18th.

Anderson said he could not believe the changes that ETSU campus has made since his last
days here as a student.
                                                                                                Alfred Anderson & Jean Smith both Class of ’67



                                                                                                      summer academic camps
                                                 Enrich Your Child’s Summer @ ETSU! Visit www.etsu.edu/alumni/index.asp for a summer filled
                                                 with learning and beneficial play. From improving academic skills to shaping interests for the
                                                 child’s future in art, medicine, music and more…

                                                                                   nursing                                     technology
                                               Nursing Summer                                    Girls in Science and
                                               Internship Program                                Technology (GIST) 2008
                                                 June 22-27, 2008                                  Session 1: Girls entering 5th grade
                                                 Grades: 11-12                                     June 9-13, 2008
                                    music                                                          Session 2: Girls entering 6th grade
                                               Location:                                           June 23-27, 2008
Piano Camp                                     East Tennessee State University
 July 7-11, 2008                               Main Campus                                       Location:
 Grades: 6-12                                  Johnson City Medical Center                       East Tennessee State University
                                                                                                 Main Campus
Location:                                      Contact:                                          Various sites around campus
East Tennessee State University                Tina Bishop, Coordinator
Main Campus                                    bishop@etsu.edu                                   Contact:
ETSU Planetarium, Sherrod Library,             (423) 439-4578 or 1-888-37NURSE                   Michaele Laws
Reece Museum, WETS Public Radio                                                                  lawsm@etsu.edu
Station, ETSU Arboretum, Department of                                        computer
Theatre, and Center for Physical Activity                                                                                                        art
(CPA)                                          Computer Camp for Teens
                                                 June 16-June 20, 2008                           Art, Music, and Drama Camp
Contact:                                         Ages: Teens                                       July 7-18, 2008
Ms. Jerilyn Paolini, Summer Piano                                                                  Ages: 10 and older
Camp Director                                  Location:
paolini@etsu.edu                               East Tennessee State University                   Location:
(423) 439-4418                                 Main Campus                                       East Tennessee State University
                                               Computer Lab, Center for Physical                 Main Campus
                            geography          Activity (CPA)                                    Various sites around campus, Barter
                                                                                                 Theatre
Paleo-Pioneer Camp                             Contact:
 Session 1: July 7-11, 2008                    Darla Dye                                         Contact:
 Session 2: July 14-18, 2008                   dyed@etsu.edu                                     Darla Dye
 Session 3: July 21-25, 2008                   (423) 439-8084                                    dyed@etsu.edu
 Ages: 8-12                                                                                      (423) 439-8084

Location:                                      Digital Media Camp
Gray Fossil Site                                 July 14-July 18, 2008                           Celtic Fiddle & Guitar
Natural History Museum                           Ages: Teens                                     Workshops
                                                                                                   July 9 – Friday, July 11, 2008
Contact:                                       Location:
                                               East Tennessee State University                   Contact:
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Visit www.grayfossilmuseum.com
or call (423) 439-3640                         Main Campus                                       Jane MacMorran
                                               Scott Niswonger Digital dia Lab                   asis@etu.edu
                                                                                                 Appalachian, Scottish, and Irish Studies
                                               Contact:                                          Office: 423-439-7992
                                               Darla Dye
                                               dyed@etsu.edu
                                               (423) 439-8084
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                    Visit www.etsu.edu/alumni/index.asp for a summer filled with learning and beneficial play.
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                                                                                              MYSPACE




                         Attention all
                   www.etsualumni.org users!
                                                                                    is Y OUR space!!              Visit
                                                                                     www.myspace.com/etsualumniassociation to keep in contact
                    ETSU Alumni’s gated online community is undergoing                                   with fellow Alumni.
                     an extreme makeover. The site is still fully functional,             This online community allows you to rekindle old
                        but check back this summer to view the new                          friendships and share your experiences and
                             renovations and added features!                                   accomplishments with others from ETSU!




                                                                                  With a Charitable Gift Annuity,
                   A money-saving choice for
                   first-time freshmen, transfer

                                                                                  you can give while you receive.
                   students or graduate students––



                      A Sweet DealEast Tennessee State University
                                                                                  • Do you need to receive
                                                                                    a lifetime income?
                                                                                                                  • Do you desire to benefit
                                                                                                                    students and faculty through
                                                                                                                    the ETSU Foundation?
                                                          ETSU in Johnson City,
                                                          Tennessee, offers you      Sample Single-Beneficiary Gift Annuity Rates:
                                                          over 200 programs to
                                                          choose from–– music        Age %Rate Hurry! Rates are      Age %Rate
                                                            to mathematics,
                                                                                      55  5.5                         75  7.1
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                                                                                                                      80  8.0
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                           Find out more.                                             70  6.5                        90+  11.3
                         Ask your guidance counselor or transfer advisor or
                           visit www.etsu.edu/admissions
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                                                                                  In exchange for an                   For more information,
                                                                                  irrevocable gift of                  please contact Richard
                For close to a century,                                           $10,000 or more, the
                                                                                  ETSU Foundation,
                                                                                                                       A. Manahan or Jeff W.
                                                                                                                       Anderson, J.D., at
                the core mission of ETSU has                                      through a variety of                 423-439-4242, or e-mail
                been to prepare people for
                rewarding careers in                                              financial institutions,              andersjw@etsu.edu.
                anything from digital                                             will make payments to                Rates subject to change.
                media to medicine. ETSU                                           you for life. A portion              Please call for rates for
                has developed into one                                            of the payments may                  gift annuities based on
                of the nation’s best buys
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                commitment to excellence in higher
                education remains steadfast.
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                 The Alumni Association works hard every semester to
                 provide alums with the latest alumni news and classnotes.
                 However, the rising cost of paper and postage makes it a
                 challenge to keep printing ETSU Today. Help support ETSU
                 Today and the Alumni Association Programs.
                                    Call 423-439-4218 or
                          visit www.etsualumni.org to make a gift.
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    Mark your calendars Now!                                               Picture
       FALL OPEN HOUSE!
                                                                            yourself                                               here!
       Saturday October 18, 2008
As part of Homecoming 2008,
introduce your high
school senior to college
life at ETSU! For details,
contact Admissions at
(423) 439-4213 or
1-800-GO2-ETSU.
You may also visit
                                                                                       Friday, September 19, 2008
our web site at
                                                                              Cattails at MeadowView Resort in Kingsport
www.etsu.edu.
                                                                                   42nd Annual Alumni Golf Classic


LET YOUR LEGACY                                                               ETSU Chairs of Excellence!
LIVE FOREVER AT              ETSU!                                                                • Boston Rocker - 27” D x 23” W x 40 1/2” H
                                                                                                  • Standard Chair 18 1/4” D x 23” W x 34 1/2” H
                                                                                                  • Choose all black or black with cherry finish crown
Give a planned gift:                                                                                and armtops
• Bequest in last will and testament                                                              • Your choice of logo: University Seal, Mountain, ETSU
                                                                                                     Alumni, ETSU PRIDE, QCOM or Foundation, engraved
• Charitable remainder trust/Charitable                                                              on cherry crown or silk screened on black crown
  gift annuity for lifetime income                                                                • Brass recognition plaques available engraved
  Hurry! Rates are scheduled to decrease July 1, 2008
                                                                                                  Rocker or chair with logo =                        $310.00
• Life insurance policy                                                                           Personalization under logo (front of chair)
• Remainder gift from retirement plan                                                             1st line =                                         $25.00
                                                                                                  2nd line =                                         $10.00
• Other planned gifts
                                                                                                  3rd line =                                         $10.00
We welcome the opportunity to work with you and your                                              Brass plate engraved =                             $25.00
                                                                                                  Shipping & handling =                              $29.50
financial advisors.                                                                               Standard 4-6 week delivery
Please contact Dr. Richard A. Manahan or Jeff Anderson,                                           Rush orders available at additional charge         CALL
J.D., at (423) 439-4242, ETSU University Advancement, P.O.
Box 70721, Johnson City, TN 37614-1710 or email,                          For more information or to order your chair call the ETSU
andersjw@etsu.edu.                                                        Alumni office at (423) 439-4218 or visit www.etsu.edu/alumni/




                                                                     Visit us online at www.etsualumni.org

Retiring
                                                                                                      We’re very interested in putting you in the next ETSU
                                        Your                                                          TODAY as well as keeping our records up-to-date.
                                        Name: _________________________________________________       Fill us in, won’t you?
                                                (First)      (Middle initial or Maiden) (Last)

           New Job
                                                                                                      Spouse’s
                                                                                                      Name: __________________________________________
                                        ETSU Degree(s) and/or Year(s)


        Moving
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                                        Attended_______________________________________________
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News
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                                        Home Address __________________________________________       Occupation/Title ________________________________
                                                                                                      Employer ________________________________________
                                                                       (Street Address)

           Marriage
                                                                                                      Employer’s Address ______________________________
                                        _______________________________________________________                              (Street Address)
                                                                       (City, State, Zip)             _______________________________________________



         Birth
                                        Occupation/Title ________________________________________                                (City, State, Zip)
                                        Employer ______________________________________________       Employer’s Phone # ______________________________
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                                        Employer’s Address ______________________________________     E-mail address __________________________________
                                                                                                      Permission to add to online directory?        Yes No

Relocation
                                                                       (Street Address)
                                        _______________________________________________________       Other news (marriages, births, major
                                                                       (City, State, Zip)             accomplishments) about yourself or spouse_______

    Elected                             Employer’s Phone # ______________________________________
                                        E-mail address __________________________________________
                                                                                                      _________________________________________________
                                                                                                      ___________________________________________________


         Send to: ETSU Alumni • Box 70709 • Johnson City, TN 37614-1710 or use www.etsu.edu/alumni
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                                                   Homecoming
                                                     October 17-18-19
                                                       Friday - Saturday - Sunday

                                                                          To Do’s
                                                                         Block off time

                                                                         Call friends from
                                                                         dorm / frat / group

                                                                         Make Reservations
                                                                         Call Family

                                                                         Update Bio. at
       Because of YOU!                                                   etsualumni.org

               Mark your calendar!                                       Call my favorite
Invite an ETSU Speaker to your group or chapter!                         professor
        Call your friends and plan a party!
                                                                         Sign up high school
        August 21-28, 2008                                               students for
                                                                         “Open House”
           Call 423-439-4218
    or visit www.etsu.edu/alumni                   “It’s time you came back!”


                      Join the ETSU Alumni Online
                      Community at etsualumni.org

                      Log in, Find Friends, Update Bio,
                      Post A Photo, Click Group Membership, More!




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