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Fall 2002                        UNIVERSITY         MAGAZINE


  Long-Range Strategic Plan s Modern Living s Caress Garten ’71
                  Letter from the President

   Transylvania is stronger than ever
The 2002-03 academic year is off to a great start. Many of you have
asked me about the state of the University, and I am glad to report
a few of the many reasons that I’m so excited about the new year.

s Our first-year class is the largest ever, numbering 352 students,
and our total enrollment this fall is at a record 1,109 students.
s Our students continue to be academically strong. Test scores and
grade point averages of entering students remain very high, and the
class includes more National Merit Scholars and Governor’s Schol-
ars than last year.
s Our retention rate—the number of students who return to Tran-
sylvania—is one of the highest we’ve recorded in a quarter century.
s Our third-party endorsements are favorable. National publica-
tions, including Peterson’s Competitive Colleges 2002-03, cite Tran-
sylvania’s academic excellence, outstanding faculty, and exception-
al value, and we continue to be ranked among the nation’s best lib-
eral arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report.
s Our alumni continue to support us in record numbers. Transylva-
nia’s alumni giving rate placed us at No. 11 in the nation among lib-
eral arts institutions in the most recent U.S. News & World Report

There are many reasons for Transylvania to approach the future with
confidence. Perhaps the most encouraging is our commitment to
our Long-Range Strategic Plan, which will set the course for Tran-
sy’s future as we work to further the University’s mission over the
next five years. Sustaining our quality requires that we continuous-
ly make enhancements and as the planning process continues, we
will seek input from alumni, students, trustees, faculty, and staff. I
encourage your thoughtful and creative participation in this process
as we work together to make Transylvania the very best college
possible. The plan will be completed in May, and you can read more
about it beginning on page 10 of this magazine.

While it’s certainly gratifying to begin the 2002-03 academic year
with such a high degree of success, Transylvania also faces a few
challenges. Fluctuations in the stock market in recent months have
affected the endowments of all institutions of higher learning, and
Transylvania is no exception. Our endowment is vital to this institu-
tion. We depend on it to help support our operating budget, provide
programs, facilities, and salaries, and keep tuition costs affordable.

So while Transylvania remains strong, we must rely even more on
you, our loyal alumni and friends, to support the University through
annual giving. I know we can count on you to help us maintain the
quality of education we have established and to ensure the bright-
est possible future for our University.

                        Transylvania is a very special place and,
                           with your continued support, I am confi-
                            dent we will carry on our tradition of
                             Transylvania                         UNIVERSITY   MAGAZINE



    2    A Centennial Celebration
         Transylvania observes the 100th anniversary
         of its men’s and women’s basketball programs

    6    Modern Living
         Transylvania students turn their dorm rooms
         into fashionable retreats and high-tech havens

    8    A Victory for the Innocents
         After a threatening dog attack, Caress Garten ’71
         becomes an advocate for victims, especially children

  10     A Good Place to Start
         Long-range strategic planning process gets boost                                                         6
         from ideas contained in Quality Enhancement Plan

  13     Lucille Caudill Little, 1909-2002
         Renowned patron of the arts and Transylvania benefactor
         donated $1 million to make Lucille C. Little Theater possible

   Departments                                                                               8

  14     Around the Campus
  22     Development

   Alumni News and Notes

  23     Class Notes
  25     Alumni Profile: Winfrey Adkins ’66
  28     Alumni Profile: Sarah Ball Johnson ’91
  30     Marriages, births, obituaries
                                                                                on the cover
Director of Public Relations: Sarah A. Emmons s Director of Publications:       Among the items portraying
Martha S. Baker s Publications Writer/Editor: William A. Bowden s Publica-      100 years of Transy basket-
tions Assistant: Katherine Yeakel s Publications Designer: Barbara Grinnell     ball are a varsity blanket
                                                                                from Bob Anderson ’56
                                                                                and a varsity letter sweater
Transylvania is published three times a year. Volume 20, No.1, Fall 2002.
                                                                                earned by Eddie Reynolds ’36 and
Produced by the Office of Publications, Transylvania University, Lexington,
                                                                                loaned to Transy by his daughter, Betsy
KY 40508-1797. Send address changes and alumni news to Alumni Office,
                                                                                Reynolds Kuster ’64. See story on page 2.
Transylvania University, 300 North Broadway, Lexington, KY 40508-1797,          Photo by Mary S. Rezny
fax to (859) 233-8797, or e-mail to alumni@transy.edu.
                                                                                                         by William A. Bowden

                                                                                               he players gaze out from the yel-
                                                                                               lowed pages of the Crimson year-
                                                                                               book, looking at you across a
                                                                                     chasm of 100 years, the women in their
                                                                                     long, flowing skirts, the men in knee-
                                                                                     length shorts and tight, dark tee-shirts.
                                                                                         It was 1902, and Transylvania was field-
                                                                                     ing its first intercollegiate women’s and
                                                                                     men’s basketball teams, just 11 years after
                                                                                     the game had been invented in Spring-
                                                                                     field, Mass., by Dr. James Naismith.
                                                                                         Today, these storied basketball pro-
                                                                                     grams are celebrating their 100th anniver-
                                                                                     saries, making them among the oldest such
                                                                                     programs in the nation. Over the decades,
                                                                                     Transy’s teams have worn the crimson col-
                                                                                     ors proudly, producing winning seasons,
                                                                                     All-American players, tournament titles,
                                                                                     and outstanding coaches. The highlights
                                                                                     of their story reveal a remarkable basket-
                                                                                     ball heritage.

                                                                                     Basketball as a newcomer
s The 1903 Crimson yearbook includes these photos of Transy’s first women’s and
men’s intercollegiate basketball teams. The “KU” on the men’s basketball and the        The beginnings were modest. During
women’s sweaters stands for Kentucky University, as Transy was called at the time.   the 1902-03 season, the men’s team played
                                                                                     four games and the women’s team just
                                                                                     one. The men’s 3-1 record, good enough
                                                                                     for the state championship, included two
                                                                                     victories over Georgetown University and
                                                                                     one over State College of Kentucky, later
                                                                                     the University of Kentucky. The women
                                                                                     lost to State College.
                                                                                        An article in the 1903 Crimson year-
                                                                                     book philosophized about basketball as a
                                                                                     newcomer to the collegiate athletic scene:
                                                                                        “The game catches alike the man who
                                                                                     says that baseball is too slow and unin-
                                                                                     teresting, and the man who says that foot-
                                                                                     ball is too dangerous and exciting.
                                                                                     Basketball strikes a happy medium and
                                                                                     there is no game in which one can display
                                                                                     more science and at the same time be in
                                                                                     such need of absolute control of his head
                                                                                     and muscles.”
                                                                                        The article also records the keen antic-
                                                                                     ipation surrounding the women’s game
                                                                                     against State College (Transy was known

as Kentucky University, or KU, at the               Stephenson returned to Transy in the
time):                                          fall of 1948 as a professor and coach and
    “No event of the year, probably, caused     played a key role in establishing the mod-
more excitement in college circles than         ern men’s basketball program when he
the game of basketball between the ladies’      hired a young C. M. Newton as head coach
team of K.U. and that of State College.         in 1951. Newton would coach the Pio-
Nearly five hundred people, overflowing         neers for 14 seasons before leaving to
with enthusiasm and college spirit, crowd-      become head coach at the University of
ed the State College gymnasium to see           Alabama.
the initial contest between ‘athletic girls’        Bob “Sugar” Anderson ’56 played his
of the South. Many attended the game            senior year under Newton and remem-
just to see ‘if girls could play basketball,’   bers him as a highly organized coach. “C.
and the pluck and skill displayed by both       M. would scout our opponents and have
teams certainly convinced all that the ladies   pages and pages of notes on their play-
may now come forward and strive for ath-        ers,” he recalled. “He would tell us exact-
letic honors as well as the boys.”              ly what to look for when you were
    Transy’s early women’s teams certain-       guarding them.”
ly took advantage of the opportunity to             Among Anderson’s fondest
vie with the “boys” for basketball honors.      memories was a game against
In fact, from 1902 to 1930, when the            nationally ranked Rio Grande
women’s team was disbanded until the            University during the 1954-55
late 1960s, the women’s record surpassed        season. In his finest game wear-
that of the men. By 1930, the women’s           ing the crimson, Anderson poured
overall won-lost record was approximately       in 29 points to lead Transy to a
68-27, with one tie, while the men’s record     thrilling triple-overtime 96-94
was about 55-100. The 1922-23 state             win. “I got off a jump shot at the
champion women’s team was 8-0 and               buzzer from the top of the circle
allowed its opponents only nine field goals     to win the game,” he said. “I’ll
the entire season.                              never forget that night.”
    Perhaps the most well-known gradu-              Newton’s 1956-57 team fin-
ate of the Transy basketball programs           ished 16-10 and won the Capital
played in these very early decades. Albert      City Invitational Tournament in
B. “Happy” Chandler, captain of the             Nashville over the holidays, the
1920-21 team that was 4-4, went on to           first tournament trophy in Tran-
become governor of Kentucky, U.S. sen-          sy’s history, according to Stephen-
ator, and commissioner of baseball.             son. “That really started the
                                                program we have today,” Stephen-
Taking on the big boys                          son said.
   During the 1930s, the men’s team                 Newton took his 1962-63
played Kentucky’s state colleges on a reg-      team to the NAIA national tour-
ular basis, enjoying success against the        nament, another first for Transy,
University of Louisville, Eastern Kentucky      and finished that year with a 20-
University, Morehead State University,          9 record. When he left in 1968,
and Murray State University.                    Transy began another transition
   Harry Stephenson ’46, head men’s golf        into the modern era when Lee
coach and former basketball and baseball        Rose took over the men’s team
coach, athletics director, and physical edu-    and new head coach Pat Deacon
cation professor, played from 1936-40.          began the revival of the women’s
He recalled a trip to Murray during the         program, dormant since 1930.
1938-39 season, a 12-hour journey on
two-lane roads.                                 Reviving the women’s team                     s George Stopp ’41 (now deceased)
   “We left Lexington in cars at five in the        Pat Deacon began her career at Tran-      played four years of basketball for the
morning and ate breakfast in Bardstown          sy with a bang when her 1970-71 team          Pioneers and was an outstanding stu-
and lunch in Hopkinsville. When we got          crafted a 9-1 record that included wins       dent, elected president of his senior
                                                                                              class and named to Who’s Who in
to Murray, we didn’t have time for a pre-       over the “B” teams of UK, EKU, and U
                                                                                              American Colleges and Universities.
game meal, so we went right to the gym-         of L. The lone loss was to Morehead’s var-
                                                                                              Today, an annual award named in his
nasium. Murray had a home winning               sity team.                                    honor, the George Stopp Academic
streak of 30 or 40 games, and we broke              These were the early years of reestab-    Achievement Award, is presented to the
that streak.” Transy won the game 43-32         lishing women’s basketball at Transy, and     graduating senior, four-year varsity ath-
on the way to a 12-7 season that includ-        the program initially suffered from a lack    lete with the highest grade point average.
ed a 43-33 win over U of L.                     of funding. “We didn’t have uniforms that     Photo courtesy of the Lexington Herald-Leader

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                                             first year,” Deacon recalled. “We wore
                                             gym suits and pinnies (tie-on vests). We
                                             had no buses, scholarships, trainers, or
                                             officials. Each coach had to bring one offi-
                                             cial to the games.”
                                                 Pat Hocker Riddle ’72 played for Dea-
                                             con’s first teams and remembers loving
                                             the competition in spite of the lack of sup-
                                                 “We were kind of a ragtag group, but
                                             we practiced hard and played hard,” she
                                             said. “Sports were an important part of
                                             all my younger years, so I thoroughly
                                             enjoyed playing and would have loved to
                                             play on the level the women’s game is
                                                 Since high school basketball was also
                                             just being revived, Riddle was typical of
                                             some early women’s players in having no
                                             high school experience. She was, howev-
                                             er, an excellent track and field athlete and
                                             soon became a field hockey player at Tran-
Transylvania Archives

                                                 “I taught the basketball players to play
                                             field hockey,” said Deacon, Transy’s field
                                             hockey coach for 29 years. “That’s how
                                             they got their conditioning for basket-
                                                 Deacon would go on to coach basket-
                                             ball for 17 seasons, steadily improving the
                                             team’s records and coaching her final team
                                             in 1986-87 to a 21-6 record and the Ken-
                                             tucky Women’s Intercollegiate Athletic
                                             Conference championship.
                                                 Mark Turner ’77 took over the
                                             women’s program for the 1987-88 sea-
                                             son and has since become the program’s
                                             all-time winningest coach with a 15-sea-
                                             son record of 253-155. The 1996-97 team
                                             advanced to the NAIA national tourna-
                                             ment for the first time and posted a 27-7
                                             record, best in the history of the program.
                                                 One of Turner’s best players was Joret-
                                             ta Carney Crowe ’92, who completed her
                                             Transy career as the women’s all-time lead-
                                             ing scorer with 1,670 points, a mark that
                                             still stands. Playing the center position,
                                             she used a turn-around, fade-away jump
                                             shot as her favorite weapon.
                                                 Coming out of a state championship
                                             program at Laurel County High School,
                                             Crowe had the opportunity to play at a

                                             s Above, Pat Deacon, who helped to
Lexington Herald-Leader

                                             reestablish the women’s program
                                             beginning in 1971, is shown coaching
                                             the 1974-75 team. Left, Scott Turner
                                             (44), Larry Kopczyk (14), and Billy
                                             Custard (right) vie with a Union College
                                             player during the 1977-78 season.

                          6   TRANSYLVANIA
larger school. “I’m so glad I didn’t,” she         Lane gave much of the credit for that
said. “It wouldn’t have been the same. I       accomplishment to his top assistant coach,       All-American lineup
loved the experience of being at Transyl-      Ron Whitson ’67, who was with Lane for
vania, and I wouldn’t trade those four years   all 26 seasons, serving as academic advis-          Transylvania has
for anything.”                                 er among many other roles.                       produced three first-
                                                   Daniel Swintosky ’94, Transy’s second        team basketball All-
The Rose and Lane years                        all-time leading scorer with 2,000 career        Americans, in addi-
    Lee Rose took the reins of the men’s       points, played for several of Lane’s best        tion to numerous
program in 1968 and guided Transy              teams. Ironically, one of his sharpest mem-      second team, third
through seven winning seasons, six of them     ories involves a game in which he did not        team, honorable
                                               play because of a back injury.                   mention, and Acade-
with 20 or more wins, and seven straight
                                                                                                mic All-Americans.
appearances in the NCAA regional tour-             “We were playing in the first round of
nament.                                        the NAIA tournament and John Mark Stu-
    John Snell ’70 played his first two sea-   art got fouled on a three-point shot at the
sons under Newton and his final two under      end, but there was no call,” he remem-           Vince Bingham ’98
Rose. The 1968-69 team finished 20-7,          bered. “The next year at the tournament,         made the NAIA first
the men’s best record to that time, and        when I was playing, John made a game-            team in 1998 after
owned a 78-64 win over Middle Tennessee        winning play in our first-round victory, so      becoming Transy’s
State University and a 73-72 victory over      that was poetic justice.”                        all-time leading
Austin Peay University. Everett Bass ’72           Another key player in that second-           men’s scorer with
and Jim Hurley ’69 were key players on         round victory was Vince Bingham ’98, a           2,109 points.
this powerhouse team.                          first-year student at the time. As a senior,
    “I started out that year as a reserve,     he became a first-team All-American (see
then became a starter,” said Snell, a          sidebar), the first Transy player to win that
6-foot-6 guard who ran the offense and         honor.
played the point in the team’s zone                Bingham looks back on his playing days
defense. “The win over Middle Tennessee        with a sense of pride at being part of Tran-
in McAlister Auditorium was an incredi-        sylvania’s heritage.
ble ballgame. It was the only time I remem-        “It’s a real honor to be among the great     The following year,
ber the crowd lifting the players up on        players Transy has produced,” he said.           Marcia Webb ’99
their shoulders. That was so exciting.”        “Just being a Transylvania basketball play-      was named to the
    When Rose left for the University of       er—I think there’s something special about       NAIA first team after
                                               that in itself. And I like the fact that Tran-   finishing as the
North Carolina–Charlotte in 1975, Don
                                                                                                number five all-time
Lane became head coach and would               sy has always recruited a lot of in-state
                                                                                                women’s scorer with
remain at Transy for 26 seasons, retiring      players like myself.”
                                                                                                1,570 points and the
in 2001 as the program’s all-time win-                                                          leading shot blocker
ningest coach with a 509-241 record.           A proud heritage
                                                                                                with 139 rejections.
    Lane’s last team, which finished 27-2,         Returning to the pages of the 1903
was the most remarkable team in Transy’s       Crimson, the photos of those long-ago
history, achieving the school’s first No. 1    players and coaches give silent testimony
national ranking, its first national Player    to their enthusiasm and dedication, qual-
of the Year (Collier Mills ’01), its first     ities that would become hallmarks of Tran-
national Coach of the Year, and its first      sylvania basketball.
No. 1 seed in the NAIA national tourna-            It’s doubtful that those student-ath-
ment.                                          letes had any conscious thoughts of begin-       Collier Mills ’01
    Earlier, Lane’s most successful team       ning what would become, 100 years later,         was not only an
was the 1987-88 squad, which fashioned         a proud tradition and a model program in         NAIA first team
a 26-4 record on its way to the NAIA           college basketball. On the other hand, a         member, he was the
national tournament. Among the starters        writer in the 1903 yearbook was confident        national Player of
on that team was a sophomore guard             that a strong future was in store for Tran-      the Year, finishing
named Brian Lane ’90, the coach’s son,         sy’s teams and for basketball itself:            seventh on the all-
who took over as head coach in 2001 upon           “It is certain that basketball is firmly     time scoring list
his father’s retirement.                       established in the University, and we have       with 1,774 points.
    Reflecting on his long career, Don Lane    among our players some of the best mate-
said, “The greatest pride I have in my Tran-   rial to be found in the land.”
sylvania career is that we took young men          A century later, that same spirit still
who were interested in coming here to get      imbues the Transylvania men’s and
an education, and basketball was impor-
tant to them, but it wasn’t the only thing.
                                               women’s basketball programs as they begin
                                               their second century of exciting compe-          PIONEERS
This program at Transylvania has been a        tition. s
model for many other schools.”                                                                  Photos by Joseph Rey Au

                                                                                                                          FALL 2002   7
Modern Living
    Students turn dorm rooms into
    fashionable retreats, high-tech havens

by William A. Bowden and Katherine Yeakel

W      hen Janet Morrissey Goodloe ’74
        attended Transylvania, the most
sophisticated piece of electronic equip-
                                                 theme for their room to make sure their
                                                 bedding and decorative items matched.
                                                    “When I go into my room, I want to
                                                                                               s First-year student Jessie Goodloe’s
                                                                                               room in Forrer Hall includes her laptop
                                                                                               computer and stereo, among other
ment she owned was the 8-track tape play-        be able to relax, and having the room put     modern technology, a far cry from the
er in the glove compartment of her Datsun.       together will really make that difference     Ewing Hall room of William Reichert ’49,
Her dorm room was sparsely and sponta-           for me,” Jessie said.                         which featured a manual typewriter.
neously decorated, and her linens were
exactly like all the other linens on her floor   From dull to distinctive                         By the time students settle in, a space
because they were provided and cleaned               Once plain, utilitarian quarters where    often looks less like the ordinary dorm
by a service. Few students had televisions       college students slept and studied, dorm      rooms many alumni remember, and more
in their room, and Goodloe wasn’t one of         rooms have evolved into highly personal-      like a comfortable guest room in some-
them.                                            ized, meticulously planned spaces. They       one’s home.
    “There was one girl on third front that      serve as sanctuaries where students can
had a TV,” she recalls. “On Sunday, we’d         find refuge from the demands of college       Planning ahead
all walk to a little store called the Hinky      life, and high-tech headquarters for a myr-       Many students are like Jessie, who start-
Dink and buy snacks. Then we’d sit in her        iad of electronic tools and gadgets.          ed planning her room shortly after grad-
room on Sunday afternoon and watch                   Walking through Forrer and                uating from high school. She shopped a
movies.”                                         Clay/Davis halls, it’s not uncommon to        little at a time, gathering items such as
    Fast forward to September 2002.              see rooms with carpeting and overstuffed      memo boards, decorative boxes, a desk
Janet’s daughter, Jessie Goodloe, arrives        couches and chairs. Posters cover walls       lamp, a coffee maker, and plates and uten-
on campus from their home in Decatur,            and photos of friends and family members      sils for eating.
Ga., with all the modern amenities of a          take up shelf space. Christmas lights and         Tyler Rankin moved into Clay Hall this
typical college student, including a stereo,     plants add to the decor. Several rooms fea-   fall, along with his roommate, Aaron
palm pilot, cell phone, and laptop com-          ture miniature home entertainment cen-        Frank. Tyler and Aaron, both first-year
puter with DVD player installed. Her             ters complete with TVs, VCRs, DVD             students, were classmates at Eastern High
roommate, Caitlin Clark from Danville,           players, stereos, computers, and video        School in Louisville, making it easy to
Ky., brings the TV and VCR. Over the             games. Food stations that include             coordinate planning for their new Transy
summer Jessie and Caitlin, who are both          microwaves and refrigerators help students    home.
first-year students, discussed the design        survive between meals in the dining hall.         In addition to the beds and study desks

                                                 through my computer’s speakers,” he said.     CDs or Internet music.
                                                 Aaron supplied a television and VCR.             No one had microwaves or refrigera-
                                                     One distinctive aspect of Tyler’s decor   tors in their rooms, Tom recalls, and the
                                                 is a sampling from the collection of pho-     Forrer dining hall and the Rafskeller were
                                                 tographs he created during three years of     the only places to eat on campus. “A few
                                                 high school photography classes. “Both        people brought rugs to go on the tile floor,
                                                 Aaron and I are really into photography,”     but that was about the extent of decorat-
                                                 he said.                                      ing in those days,” he said.
                                                                                                  Moving in has become a lot more com-
                                                 Community property                            plicated since the college days that many
                                                     Tyler’s father, Tom Rankin ’71, arrived   Transy alumni remember, and usually
                                                 at Transy in the fall of 1968 and moved       requires vans and sport utility vehicles to
                                                 into Hazelrigg Hall, where televisions were   haul the loads of items today’s students
                                                 rare and the only telephone was in the hall-  bring with them. Reflecting on his son’s
                                                 way and shared by everyone. Tom recalls       moving in experience compared with his
                                                 a community approach to television watch-     own, Tom thinks in terms of millenniums:
                                                 ing. “There was a TV in the basement of       “I arrived in the twentieth century and he
                                                 Hazelrigg and in the fraternity rooms in      arrives in the twenty-first century.” s
                                                 Clay/Davis. Those were the places
                                                 you went to watch TV. There was s First-year student Tyler Rankin has a room in Clay
                                                 one telephone per floor at Hazel- Hall that holds a couch and recliner, whereas Betsy
                                                                                       Sumner Maxwell ’66, Linda Eubanks Gallagher ’66
s This metal cart helps first-year stu-          rigg.”
                                                                                       (deceased), Joan Powell Cook ’66, and Nancy
dents Jessie Goodloe and Caitlin Clark               Since personal computers were Taliaferro Jupp ’66 lounged on beds or the floor in a
keep their snacks and cleaning supplies          still about 15 years in the future Forrer Hall room during the 1962-63 school year.
organized.                                       for most people, Tom recalls stu-
                                                 dents having electric typewriters,
provided by Transy, their room features a        though he did not type. “A good
couch and recliner, along with a microwave       typewriter was an advancement in
oven, refrigerator, air purifier, and carpets.   those days,” he said. Most rooms
To stay in touch, Tyler brought both a cell      had a stereo. “Of course, we
phone and a cordless phone. His com-             played records,” he said, referring
puter doubles as a stereo. “I just down-         to the vinyl discs that have been
load songs from the Internet and play CDs        replaced, for the most part, by

                                                                                                                         FALL 2002       9
            V        ictory for the Innocents

     After a life-threatening dog attack, Caress Garten ’71
     has become an outspoken advocate for victims             O        n December 18, 1992, Caress
                                                                       Garten ’71 limped up the stairs
                                                              of the Indiana State House in Indi-
                                                              anapolis and asked the janitor where
     David Wheeler
                                                              she could find the legislative services
                                                              office. He pointed the way, and Garten
                                                              began her mission.
                                                                 Only weeks earlier, while walking
                                                              around an Indianapolis public park,
                                                              Garten had been viciously attacked by
                                                              two pit bulls and left for dead by their
                                                              owner. In the hospital, where she had
                                                              several surgeries and a blood transfu-
                                                              sion, she learned that the maximum
                                                              penalty for the crime was a $12.50 leash
                                                              license violation. At that point,
                                                              Garten—a Transylvania history grad-
                                                              uate—knew how her past and her future
                                                              would intersect. The attack had tem-
                                                              porarily changed her life for the worse,
                                                              but she would help to permanently
                                                              change state law for the better.

    At the State House, Garten, whose        and circumstances fit together. Draw-        something very important to me: that
leg was still bandaged from surgery,         ing attention to the fact that children      I was capable of making a difference,”
met with a group of women to write           are the number-one victims of dog            she said. “And it would be my choice
the first of several pieces of legislation   attacks, she titled the book On Behalf       as to when that possibility came along.
aimed at curbing animal attacks in Indi-     of Innocents. “I’ve been with a lot of       The school definitely gave me the
ana. The group consisted of a police         children who have been hurt by dan-          opportunity to be a leader and to
officer, a media relations professional,     gerous dogs,” she said. “The ones who        believe in myself.”
a State House employee, a woman who          survive are often so terribly injured that       Quotations on the jacket of Garten’s
rescued greyhounds from racing tracks,       they don’t recover from it well. Many        book illustrate just how much of a
and a U.S. Humane Society director.          are facially disfigured.”                    leader she has become. Former Vice
    “The Humane Society of the Unit-             But despite the subject matter,          President Dan Quayle says Garten’s
ed States has put a little bit about my      Garten’s book is positive. “This is a        mission to change the law “proves that
story and the legislation on their nation-   book about politics and faith,” she said.    in the United States of America one
al Web site,” she said. “They feel it’s      “It has a depressing subject, but a good     person can make a positive difference.”
an important story to be told. From          ending.”                                     U.S. Senator and former Indiana gov-
day one, when I was attacked, there              Not only is Garten’s book selling        ernor Evan Bayh says, “Her successful
was a Humane Society director who                                                         effort to hold owners of vicious dogs
followed my story.”                                                                       accountable for any aggressive behav-
    The first Indiana law that Garten                                                     ior has turned Caress Garten’s personal
helped write, which went into effect in                                                   nightmare into a community victory.”
1993, holds the owner of a dangerous                                                          That victory was something Garten
dog responsible for an unprovoked                                                         anticipated even on her first day at the
attack off the dog owner’s property.                                                      State House. Months after her first visit,
The second, which went into effect in                                                     a friend described the building as “an
1994, includes dangerous dogs in Indi-                                                    Italian prince’s palace.” But Garten dis-
ana’s lethal weapons statute. The third,                                                  agreed. “The Indiana State House is a
signed into law in March, allows police                                                   cathedral. And I felt very deeply that
to arrest an individual who owns dog-                                                     day a sense of mission, that if I tried it
fighting paraphernalia along with                                                         would happen, that we live in a won-
scarred dogs.                                                                             derful country, and that there was a
    “In most states, they usually have                                                    great God watching over me.”
to catch you at the fight,” she said.                                                         It took only two hours to write that
“This is very difficult to do because the                                                 first piece of legislation with the group
fights are very secretive. And that’s why                                                 of women at the State House. “They
Indiana’s law is one of the strongest, if                                                 would always turn to me at the end of
not the strongest, in the country.”                                                       each statute in the law and ask if I agreed
    In addition to helping change state      well, but her number of interview            with it,” she said. “It was up to me.
law, Garten has told her story at col-       requests is surging. “What has caught        And in the most remarkable two hours
leges across Indiana and on national         people’s attention with this book and        of my life, the law changed in Indi-
television. In May, Garten appeared on       with these laws is that there is a prolif-   ana—and brand new law is hard to
Court TV, and in October she was a           eration of really dangerous dogs in this     achieve.”
guest on the Hour of Power, a nation-        country,” she said. “It used to be that          When it was written, Garten remem-
ally broadcast television ministry led       the dog fighter would keep the best          bers standing up and thanking every-
by Robert A. Schuller. She has been          dogs and destroy the rest. And now,          one for coming. “I told them I felt that
interviewed for newspaper articles and       for a couple of decades, they have been      I’d waited all my life to meet them, and
has written articles herself, including      routinely giving them away, or selling       they said they’d waited years to meet
“A Walk in the Park?” in the magazine        them for much less money.”                   me. That was because so few people
Indianapolis Woman. In November                 Because of the Whipple dog-maul-          live through an attack like this—or want
2001, she published a book about her         ing case in California earlier this year,    to do anything about it.” s
journey that gained national attention.      which made dangerous dogs a nation-
    “I think we all look for our purpose     wide media and conversation topic,
in life,” she said. “I could always write    Garten has even more outlets for her
and speak, and it was usually on the         story, which, among other themes,
                                                                                           Garten’s book, On Behalf of Innocents,
borderline of politics. I also had a gift    underlines the importance of the indi-
                                                                                           can be purchased on-line through major
with little children, but I could never      vidual. That theme might have been
figure out how it fit together.”             diminished if not for her Transy edu-         bookstores or from Garten’s Web site,
    The title of her book, however,          cation.                                       www.onbehalfofinnocents.com.
demonstrates how perfectly her talents          “I think Transylvania translated

                                                                                                                       FALL 2002        11
      A Good Place to Start
      Long-range plan gets boost from QEP

      By Katherine Yeakel

                                     New state-of-the-art athletic and recreation complex
                                     More space for performing arts
                                     Increased funding for student research projects
                                     Additional classroom space
                                     More students studying abroad
                                     Enhanced technology resources
                                     Late-night gathering place for students

                                 L   ess than 10 years ago, the items on
                                       this list were only ideas—needs
                                 recognized but yet to be fulfilled.
                                                                             ment Plan (QEP), an innovative
                                                                             project undertaken as part of the
                                                                             University’s accreditation review by the
                                 Through Transylvania’s long-range           Commission on Colleges of the South-
                                 strategic planning process, these objec-    ern Association of Colleges and Schools
                                 tives were achieved in the form of the      (SACS).
                                 Clive M. Beck Athletic and Recreation           “Not everything in the QEP will be
                                 Center, the Lucille C. Little Theater,      in the strategic plan,” President Charles
                                 the Kenan Fund for Faculty and Stu-         L. Shearer said. “But the fact that we
                                 dent Enrichment, the Cowgill Center         have the QEP completed gives us at
                                 for Business, Economics, and Educa-         least 25 percent of the work already
                                 tion, the study abroad program              accomplished.”
                                 enhancement resulting in 40 percent
“Not everything in the QEP       student participation, the addition of      A successful trial
will be in the strategic plan,   six general-use computing laborato-             Transylvania was one of eight insti-
                                 ries, and the development of the 1780       tutions chosen to test the effectiveness
but the fact that we have the    Café. The 1991 and 1997 long-range          of the pilot review program that
QEP completed gives us at        plans, created by a committee chaired       includes the QEP. “That’s a real feath-
                                 by Board of Trustees life member            er in our cap,” said Shearer, who is very
least 25 percent of the work     Theodore Broida, gave Transylvania          familiar with SACS standards, having
already accomplished.”           the impetus and focus to implement          served six years as one of the 77 elect-
                                 these and other changes.                    ed commissioners, and most recently
Charles L. Shearer
                                     Now, under the leadership of com-       as vice-chair of the Commission on Col-
                                 mittee chair and Board of Trustees          leges.
                                 member Byron Young ’61, Transylva-              The University further distinguished
                                 nia trustees, faculty and staff members,    itself with its approach to the QEP.
                                 and students are composing the 2003         While several institutions focused on
                                 Long-Range Strategic Plan. As com-          one topic selected by administrators,
                                 mittee members examine the five sub-        Transylvania took a broad approach
                                 ject areas identified for this plan, they   and solicited opinions from a variety of
                                 will be able to draw confidence from        sources.
                                 the success of the two previous plans           “We took the opportunity to go to
                                 and ideas from the Quality Enhance-         all of our constituents—whether it be

students or faculty or alumni—and ask        sion with four Transy professors and
them the question, ‘How do you view          then carried into the classroom as part
Transylvania in strengths and weak-          of the Foundations of the Liberal Arts
nesses and what potential do you see         course.
for improvements in the future, espe-            “One thing that came out of the
cially in the area of student achieve-       plan is that there should not be this dis-
ment?’” said Interim Vice President          connection between the academic and
and Dean of the College David L. Shan-       other portions of college life,” said
non.                                         Shannon. “The convocation is an exam-
    Through surveys and focus groups         ple of an activity that is extracurricular
with students, faculty, staff, trustees,     in that it happened on a Sunday
and alumni, committees scrutinized all       evening, and yet it’s going to be direct-
aspects of the University and developed      ly connected to the whole experience
18 recommendations for improving             of how to be a good student and a good
student living and learning on campus.       learner.”
The QEP advocates changes such as
adding new social spaces on campus,          Long-range plan
constructing a modern-style residence            The 2002-03 Long-Range Strate-            “One thing that came out of
hall to help “decompress” the current        gic Planning Committee will explore           the plan is that there should
living spaces, offering life skills cours-   five subject areas: student enrollment,
es to prepare students for life after        academic/student life enhancements,           not be this disconnection
graduation, and implementing a con-          faculty/staff resources, physical plant       between the academic and
vocation plan that would ensure stu-         (space and buildings), and financial          other portions of college life.”
dents take advantage of lectures and         resources. The first four of these cate-
cultural events offered on or near cam-      gories draw issues directly from the          David L. Shannon
pus. While not all of the QEP’s rec-         QEP.                                          Interim Vice President and
ommendations will be incorporated                For example, the Student Enroll-          Dean of the College
into the long-range plan, the research       ment Committee will develop strate-
and discussion prompted by the QEP           gies to enhance diversity on campus, a
has already proved beneficial to the         need addressed in four QEP recom-
campus.                                      mendations.
    “I think the students learned a lot          “There is research showing a con-
about decision-making here on cam-           nection between the satisfaction of stu-
pus,” said Brad Sullivan, a senior who       dents and the depth of experience that
served on the QEP steering commit-           students get in diverse atmospheres on
tee. “We learned things about programs       college campuses,” Furlong said. “In
and planning we didn’t know before,          other words, diversity isn’t just an aside,
and it helped us feel like we actually       a kind of social perquisite to the aca-
had a voice in what happens.”                demic program; it increases the effec-
                                             tiveness of the academic program and
The near future                              the satisfaction students have with it.
   Faculty and administrators are            That’s something we aspire to here.”
already working on some QEP rec-                 Beyond increasing the number of
ommendations. One of these items is          minority students and faculty members
the implementation of a convocation          on campus, the QEP advocates cur-
program, said philosophy professor Jack      riculum changes as well.
Furlong, who co-chaired the QEP                  “Right now we have a number of
committee with Dean of Students              courses that involve issues of race and
Michael Vetter.                              ethnicity, but they’re not connected,”               “…diversity isn’t just an
   Through the proposed program,             Furlong said. “You can’t just bring up               aside…it increases the effec-
students will either be required to          the question and let it go. If there’s
attend or receive credit for attending       one thing we know from research on                   tiveness of the academic pro-
events such as lectures, plays, art          changing attitudes about race and eth-               gram and the satisfaction
exhibits, and musical performances,          nicity, it must be hit a number of times
                                                                                                  students have with it.”
and the University will work to better       and on increasingly complex levels.”
integrate these experiences into the             The Physical Plant Committee will                                        Jack Furlong
classroom. An example of this effort         address the QEP’s suggestions for more                               Philosophy professor
was this year’s convocation. The theme       specifically designated areas for various                Co-chair of the QEP Committee
was explored through a panel discus-         types of student activities, including

                                                                                                                    FALL 2002     13
                                   socializing, studying, interacting with     and faculty members to interact infor-
                                   faculty members, and holding organi-        mally. The long-range plan’s physical
                                   zational meetings. The most pressing        plant committee will look at ways to
                                   concerns involve the residential life       introduce a coffee shop to campus and
                                   facilities. The majority of students who    move the bookstore, currently locat-
                                   live on campus reside in Forrer and         ed in the basement of the Mitchell Fine
                                   Clay/Davis halls, dorms designed            Arts Center, to a more visible location
“I think the students learned      decades ago with the mindset of accom-      where the public could easily find it.
a lot about decision-making        modating the most students in the least     The two projects may be combined,
here on campus.…It helped us       amount of space.                            but that’s still uncertain, Shearer said.
                                       Residence halls built in recent years   Other outdoor meeting spaces will also
feel like we actually have a       offer more privacy and common living        be considered, especially those that
voice in what happens.”            spaces where students can socialize with    could be produced by renovating
                                   each other and with guests. Modern          Haupt Plaza.
Brad Sullivan, senior              dormitories often feature “pods” where          “We’d like to see spaces on this cam-
Member of the QEP Committee        five to 10 students have bedrooms con-      pus where a faculty member and a stu-
President of the Interfraternity   nected to a living room and kitchenette.    dent could sit down and continue a
Council                                Adding a new residence facility to      discussion started in class, or where sev-
                                   Transy’s campus would help “decom-          eral students can sit down and talk
                                   press” the existing spaces, allowing the    about a project, or several faculty mem-
                                   conversion of dorm rooms into lounges       bers can sit down and argue a point,”
                                   and more options for private rooms,         Shannon said.
                                   Vetter said. Such an improvement will           One issue that didn’t come up in
                                   play a vital role in future recruitment     the QEP, but will definitely play a
                                   of students.                                prominent role in the long-range plan,
                                       “A plan for future residence hall       is the University’s financial future, espe-
                                   facilities will be developed that will      cially the size and usage of the endow-
                                   address whether part or all of the          ment. Because of the stock market
                                   Clay/Davis complex will remain and,         decline, the endowment has decreased.
                                   if so, whether there will be a different    With a lesser amount to draw from, the
                                   configuration as to how the space is        University is using a larger percentage
                                   used,” said Shearer.                        for operating expenses, about eight per-
                                       Three other new buildings or ren-       cent, Shearer said. Ideally, the endow-
                                   ovations proposed by the QEP would          ment will be increased to the point
                                   allow for the creation of a campus serv-    where operating expenses use up just
                                   ice center, learning center, and coffee     five percent or less annually.
                                   shop. The service center would house            The long-range planning commit-
                                   the campus ministry, counseling, com-       tees will continue to meet and refine
                                   munity service, health services, and stu-   their recommendations until the plan
                                   dent organizations. It would put all        is presented to the Board of Trustees
                                   these services in close proximity to the    in May.
                                   residential life facilities, provide the
                                   health services office with separate        A solid foundation
                                   reception and exam rooms, and give              Like the QEP, the long-range strate-
                                   student organizations such as the stu-      gic plan will address a variety of issues
                                   dent government and activities board        pertinent to Transylvania’s future and
                                   a better place to host activities.          continued well being. One thing that
                                       The learning center would central-      not only helped the QEP development
                                   ize all career and professional advising    process, but will also aid future efforts,
                                   as well as provide the opportunity to       is the fact that the University is already
                                   pool the technology and personnel           in such good stead.
                                   resources of services such as the Writ-         “By and large Transylvania has most
                                   ing Center and Foreign Language Lab         of its ducks in a row,” Furlong said.
                                   to offer students extended hours and        “What we need to focus on now are
                                   better equipment.                           the subtleties—the improvements that
                                       Continuing the idea of connecting       will take us up a notch in intensity and
                                   what happens in the classroom with          academic excellence.” s
                                   other portions of student life, the cof-
                                   fee shop would be a place for students

                     Lucille Caudill Little
                      A r t s p a t r o n , Tr a n s y l v a n i a b e n e f a c t o r d i e s

As a child growing up in Morehead, Ky.,        whom she had met at a cotillion in Mount          ativity,” she said in a 1993 interview with
Lucille Caudill Little ’28 created her own     Sterling, Ky., years earlier. While her hus-      The Lexington Herald-Leader. “I don’t
imaginary theaters using leaves and pine       band achieved financial success as a real         think you’re educated until you become
needles. Decades later, Little’s generosi-     estate developer and horse breeder, Lucille       creative.”
ty built theaters and artistic spaces of far   Little made strides to improve Lexing-                Little was generous, but shrewd, care-
greater magnitude, including Transylva-        ton’s arts scene. She helped inaugurate           fully selecting and monitoring the endeav-
nia’s own Lucille C. Little Theater.           the UK Fine Arts Building’s Guignol The-          ors she funded. After her $1 million gift
    Through donations of time, talent, and     atre in 1950 in the title role of Euripides’      to Transylvania, she stayed well-informed
money, Little left an indelible mark on the    Medea, and directed Studio Players’ first         of the theater’s progress. In planning meet-
artistic communities of Central and East-      production, The Play’s the Thing. She was         ings with Transylvania representatives and
ern Kentucky. Now that mark has become         a founder of the Lexington Children’s             consultants from New York, she ably
her legacy. Little died October 9 at the       Theatre, the Lexington Philharmonic,              demonstrated her knowledge of theater
age of 93.                                     the Living Arts and Science Center, and           and communicated the purpose she want-
    “Lucille was an extraordinary patron       ArtsPlace.                                        ed Transy’s facility to serve.
of the arts and was very generous to so                                                              “Her overriding concern was allowing
many organizations,” President Charles                                                           students to develop their own inner sense
L. Shearer said. “She was very special to                                                        of creativity and providing them with a
Transylvania. We loved her and will miss                                                         space that would enable them to do that,”
her tremendously.”                                                                                Shearer said. “She saw performing in plays
    Born Lucille Caudill, one of five                                                                as an all-consuming experience that
children of Rosetta Proctor Caudill                                                                    forced students to pull from their own
and Daniel Boone Caudill of More-                                                                        life experiences and to realize things
head, Ky., Little showed a fond-                                                                           they couldn’t otherwise. She
ness and aptitude for the                                                                                   believed drama helped you create
performing arts at an early age.                                                                             an inner window to your soul.”
By the time she was 10, she was                                                                                  With its flexible seating and
studying at the Cincinnati Con-                                                                               staging capabilities, the $2.75
servatory of Music in the sum-                                                                                million Little Theater fulfilled
mer. As a Rowan County High                                                                                   Little’s vision and created much-
School student, she participat-                                                                               needed rehearsal, performance,
ed in speech, drama, and music                                                                                construction, and storage space
programs. She graduated in 1928                                                                              for the drama program.
from Hamilton College, a                                                                                        “The Little Theater—a testa-
women’s school associated with                                                                             ment to her love of live perform-
Transylvania, took classes at Tran-                                                                       ance—not only provided a home
sy, and finished her bachelor’s degree                                                                  for the drama program, but also a
at The Ohio State University. She went                                                                playground for creative endeavor,” said
on to pursue her education and inter-                                                              Transylvania drama professor Tim Soulis.
                                                    s Lucille Little at the dedication
est in the arts at several schools, includ-         of the Lucille C. Little Theater.
                                                                                                 “Her generosity opened our potential to
ing the prestigious Julliard School of Music                                                     make the stage a meaningful arena for the
in New York City, which awarded her a                                                            academic, social, and imaginative life of a
scholarship to continue her voice studies.                                                       vibrant college atmosphere. Her gift has
    She sang at the 1933 World’s Fair in                                                         enriched us all.”
Chicago and regularly performed in recitals        The Littles had no children, and after            Little was a member of Transylvania’s
and with a radio orchestra, but soon grew      her husband’s death in 1990, Lucille Lit-         Board of Trustees and was awarded an
tired of the New York music scene. She         tle began to look for ways to use her mul-        honorary doctor of humane letters degree
returned home to teach music at More-          timillion dollar estate to help arts and          from the University in 1994.
head State University, where she helped        education in the region.                              “We will always be grateful for her kind
found the school’s theater department.             “I want to give the money to educa-           generosity and enthusiastic spirit,” Shear-
    In 1937, she married W. Paul Little,       tion, specifically in the arts, to develop cre-   er said. s

                                                                                                                           FALL 2002       15
Around campus

Seven new faculty members join Transylvania
                                                                                                  s Christopher
    Seven new faculty members with diver-        Lissa Ellen Cox (philosophy) was most              Begley
gent interests and backgrounds began             recently a visiting lecturer at the University
teaching at the start of the 2002-03 year.       of Cincinnati. She earned her bachelor’s
    Members of the group have research           degree in philosophy and history from
areas that run the gamut from corporate          Miami University of Ohio, and her M.A.
responsibility, to women’s health in devel-      and Ph.D. in philosophy from DePaul Uni-
oping nations, to ethnicity and social identi-   versity. Her area of specialization is twenti-
ty.                                              eth-century continental philosophy ethics,
    “Our expectation is that these people        and her research interests include femi-         s Bonnie F.
will continue the excellence in teaching         nism and social and political thought.             Bowers
that characterizes Transylvania, said Inter-
im Vice President and Dean of the College        Kathleen Snell Jagger (biology) was
David L. Shannon.                                most recently a professor of microbiology
                                                 and public health at DePauw University.
Christopher Begley (anthropology/sociol-         She earned her B.A. in zoology from
ogy/communication) was most recently a           DePauw, her Ph.D. in microbiology from
staff archaeologist and assistant director of    the University of Cincinnati College of
the University of Kentucky Program for
                                                                                                  s Sandra B.
                                                 Medicine, and her M.P with an empha-               Conners
Archaeological Research. He is a 1988            sis in international public health from the
graduate of Transylvania, where he earned        Harvard School of Public Health. Her
a bachelor’s degree in sociology/anthropol-      research interests include women’s health
ogy. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in             in developing nations, the impact of aging
anthropology from the University of Chica-       on the immune response to vaccines, and
go. His areas of research interest include       epidemiology of emerging infectious dis-
complex societies, ethnicity and social          eases, including AIDS.
identity, and interregional interaction as
                                                                                                  s Lissa Ellen
seen in geographic areas such as the Ohio        Katherine Janiec Jones (religion)                  Cox
Valley, Mesoamerica, Lower Central Ameri-        earned her bachelor’s degree in religion
ca, and Amazonia.                                from Davidson College and her M.A. in reli-
                                                 gion and her Ph.D. in philosophy of reli-
Bonnie F. Bowers (psychology) was                gions from the University of Chicago. Her
most recently a visiting assistant professor     research interests revolve primarily around
of psychology at Centre College. She             the comparison of Indian Buddhist and
earned her B.S. from the Indiana University      Western philosophical concepts of the
School of Business and her M.S. in psy-          mind. She is the recipient of a Bingham          s Kathleen
chology and Ph.D. in philosophy of experi-       Start-up Grant, a one-time award given to a        Snell Jagger
mental psychology from Virginia Common-          promising new faculty member.
wealth University. Her research interests
include children’s collaboration on cognitive    Scott L. Phillips (music) was most
tasks, children’s social emotions, and           recently a graduate teaching assistant at
grandparents who are raising their grand-        the University of Iowa. He earned his B.A.
children.                                        in communications with a music minor
                                                 from Brigham Young University, his M.A. in
                                                                                                  s Katherine
Sandra B. Conners (business administra-          music education from the University of             Janiec Jones
tion) was most recently an instructor with       Central Florida, and is a Ph.D. candidate at
the department of math and statistics at         the University of Iowa. His areas of
Mississippi State University. She earned         research interest include music attitudes of
her bachelor’s degree from Harvard Univer-       school students and the development of
sity in biochemical sciences, her M.A. in        accurate singing in children.
business administration with an emphasis
in marketing from Virginia Polytechnic Insti-
tute and State University, and her Ph.D. in                                                       s Scott L.
business administration from Mississippi                                                            Phillips
State University. Her areas of research
interest include teaching corporate respon-
sibility and marketing in less-developed

Transy sees record class, strong retention and enrollment                                                     Staff appointments
   The 352 members of the               This year’s new students         with last year and 94 students
class of 2006 bring Transylva-       bring strong academic creden-       from outside Kentucky—signifi-         Susan M. Brown is the
nia’s enrollment to 1,109, which     tials, with an average ACT score    cantly more than average. With-                         new library
is considered maximum capaci-        of 26 and an average high           in Kentucky, there are twice as                         director at
ty in the classrooms and resi-       school GPA of 3.6. Sixty percent    many students from the                                  Transylvania,
dence halls.                         graduated in the top 10 percent     Louisville area as last year,                           succeeding
   Also contributing to the          of their class. There are 43 Gov-   which Coen attributes to a                              Kathleen
record-breaking enrollment is        ernor’s Scholars, nine National     focused effort by the admis-                            Bryson, who
the University’s success in          Merit Scholars, four Governor’s     sions team and the help of                              retired after a
retaining students.                  School for the Arts participants,   alumni.                                                 32-year career
   “Our attrition rate from fall     139 National Honor Society             “This was the second year of      at the University.
2001 to fall 2002 was 8.6 per-       members, and 102 Beta Club          organized effort by the Pioneer         Brown came to Transy from
cent, which is the lowest for        members.                            Alumni Recruitment Team              the Kentucky Virtual Library,
more than five years, said Pres-
                       ”                “The majority of our new stu-    (PART), and alumni referrals         where she served as associate
ident Charles L Shearer. “This       dents continue to take the most                           ”
                                                                         were up significantly, said          director. Previously, she was
confirms that students are satis-    challenging high school curricu-    Coen. “PARTners play a vital         associate librarian at The Col-
fied with their Transylvania expe-                  ”
                                     lum available, said Coen. “So                                       ”
                                                                         role in Transy’s admissions plan.    orado College.
rience.”                             we think they’re well prepared         Coen encourages alumni to            Brown received her B. A. in
   The entering class is three       for Transy’s rigorous academic      refer prospective students or        English from Hiram College and
students larger than the class of    program.  ”                         request fee-waived applications      her M.S. in library and informa-
two years ago, which set a Uni-         The class is ethnically and      by contacting her at (800) 872-      tion science from the University
versity record for size, according   geographically diverse, with a      6798 or (859) 233-8242 or by e-      of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
to Admissions Director Sarah         higher number of Asian and His-     mail at scoen@transy.edu.               Andy Ralston has assumed
Coen.                                panic students as compared                                               the position of associate direc-
                                                                                                              tor of annual giving. He had
                                                                                                              worked in Transy’s admissions
                                                                                                              office since 1999, most recent-
                                                                                                              ly as assistant director of
                                                                                                                 Elizabeth J. Fugazzi has
                                                                                                              joined the staff part-time as
                                                                                                              coordinator of institutional
                                                                                                              research and assessment and
                                                                                                              administrative aide to the presi-
                                                                                                              dent. She comes to Transy from
                                                                                                              the Fayette County public
                                                                                                              school system, where she had
                                                                                                              been director of general admin-
                                                                                                              istration and assistant to the

                                                                                                             s Class of 2006

  Wheeler named Knight fellow                                                                                s Tiffany Wheeler

   As part of Transylvania’s continuing effort   toral work, could join the Tran-                           Transylvania’s first minority appli-
to hire more minority faculty members,           sylvania education department.                             cant to be chosen as a William T.
Tiffany R. Wheeler ‘90 has become the lat-       The fellowship will be renewed                            Young Scholar. She was most
est recipient of a Knight Fellowship.            each year until Wheeler has com-                        recently a distinguished practitioner
   Funded by a grant from the John S. and        pleted her doctorate in education at                 in the College of Education at Murray
James L. Knight Foundation, the program          UK; Wheeler will then teach at Transylva-       State University. She earned her M.A. in
was originally designed to allow the Univer-     nia for as many years as she receives the       education from UK and was one of the first
sity to hire a minority doctoral candidate to    fellowship.                                     12 teachers in Kentucky to achieve national
teach for one year while the candidate fin-         “Tiffany is a fantastic person, and she’ll   board certification. Her areas of research
ished his or her dissertation.                                   ”
                                                 do a good job, said President Charles L.        interest include literacy and multi-cultural
   In order to recruit Wheeler, the University   Shearer. “The students are going to love        education. Wheeler was a member of the
received approval to alter the program, so       her.”                                           Transylvania Board of Trustees for one year,
that Wheeler, who is just beginning her doc-        Wheeler is a Michigan native and was         before she joined the faculty this fall.

                                                                                                                            FALL 2002       17
Around campus

Chemistry professor reaches out to high school teachers
   It was the car explosions         behind all the blood and gore      project.                            Heltzel on the workshops. He
that really captured the atten-      that goes with them.                  The program fills a need         taught high school and college
tion of students in chemistry           “We taught a lot of the         because, as Johnson points          chemistry for 39 years.
teacher Diane Johnson’s 10th         chemistry after the fact—that      out, opportunities for profes-         “I was an old, traditional
grade class.                         is, after they had done the        sional development are rare for              ”
                                                                                                            teacher, says Freebury. “About
   “Most of the movie special                                   ”
                                     activities and the testing, says   high school chemistry teachers      15 years ago we realized we
effects we worked on were car        Johnson. “This is the opposite     in eastern Kentucky. “The pro-      were not reaching everyone,
crashes with cars blowing up,    ”   of the traditional approach of     gram has been a tremendous          and we wanted to develop a
said Johnson, who teaches at         learning the chemistry first and           ”
                                                                        benefit, she said.                  program that would be flexible
Lewis County High School in          then doing a lab to verify what       In organizing the workshops,     and allow the kids to enjoy
eastern Kentucky. “Anytime you       they had learned. It’s learning    Heltzel hooked up with It’s         chemistry.  ”
blow something up, they like         on a need-to-know basis—’I         About Time, a New York City            Part of Freebury’s mission
that.”                               need to know this chemistry to     publishing company that is pro-     has been to break down the
   If that sounds like an unusual    be able to do this activity.’”     ducing a full-year curriculum for   artificial barriers between high
way of teaching chemistry, it’s         This inquiry-based learning     the Active Chemistry model.         school and college teachers.
also the perfect introduction to
SAT Chem: Supporting
Appalachian Teachers of Chem-
istry, a program created and
directed by Transylvania chem-
istry professor Carl Heltzel,
with help from fellow Transy
chemistry professor Jerry See-
   The overall goal of SAT
Chem is to assist high school
chemistry teachers in
Appalachian Kentucky by
exploring new approaches to
teaching. One anticipated result
is that college-bound students
will become better prepared to
succeed at that level.
   The “cars” in Johnson’s
class were models, being used
                                     s Chemistry professor Carl Heltzel, right, is working with high school chemistry teachers
                                     Diane Johnson (Lewis County High School) and Brian Radcliffe (Bryan Station High School)
by her students as they com-
                                     to write chapters for a new chemistry curriculum that will be offered to schools nationwide.
pleted a unit titled Movie Spe-
cial Effects. The unit is part of
Active Chemistry, a prototype        method is at the heart of SAT      Heltzel is one of four profes-         “A fear that the high school
curriculum that emphasizes           Chem, which grew out of            sors—the other three are at         teachers have is that they are
inquiry-based learning coupled       Heltzel’s observation that some    the University of Tennessee,        always being measured by the
with real world applications.        students who had done well in      The Ohio State University, and                          ”
                                                                                                            college professors, he says.
   “Rather than the traditional      high school chemistry struggled    the University of Massachu-         “I’ve tried to show that’s not
lecture and a test, inquiry-         to repeat that success on the      setts—to head up writing            true, that college teachers can
based learning asks students to      college level.                     teams that will create the chap-    learn from the methods of high
complete a series of activities         Heltzel has partnered with      ters of the book, which will be     school teachers as well.  ”
that guide them through the          the Appalachian Rural Systemic     marketed to school systems             For Heltzel and Transylvania,
learning process so that they        Initiative to create contacts      nationwide. Johnson is one of       that has been a bonus of his
arrive at the fundamental fact       with teachers and school sys-      the writers on Heltzel’s team.      work with SAT Chem.
on their own, with the teacher       tems, and has organized sum-          Gary Freebury, a retired            “I’ve spent a lot of time
acting as a guide rather than a      mer workshops and school-year      chemistry teacher who lives in                               ”
                                                                                                            rethinking how I teach, he
lecturer, said Heltzel.              follow-up sessions. Grants from    Kalispell, Montana, is the con-     says. “This program has
   The activities in Johnson’s       the Kentucky Council of Post-      sulting chemist for It’s About      brought me in touch with some
class included using hydrogen        Secondary Education and from       Time, and he wrote part of the      nationally recognized educa-
gas to mimic the car explosions      the E. O. Robinson Mountain        original chapters of Active         tors. The experience is certainly
so popular in Hollywood action       Fund have helped pay for the       Chemistry. He was in Kentucky       going to impact the way I teach
movies, along with a look at         project, and a major grant from    when Johnson’s movie effects        at Transy.”
polymers used to make fake           the National Science Founda-       class was videotaped by the                 —WILLIAM A. BOWDEN
wounds and the chemistry             tion is funding a related book     publisher and has worked with

Concert band strikes a chord ‘Down Under’
   Even though it’s half a world    and the capital city of Can-
away and has a seasonal calen-      berra, and performed three
dar completely the opposite of      concerts during their two-week
Kentucky’s, Australia didn’t        tour in May.
seem that foreign to Transy con-       The trip gave band members
cert band member and first-time     valuable experience in adjusting
international traveler Michael      quickly to different venues,
Morgan, a junior business           Hawkins said. While the audi-
administration major and music      ences were delightfully attentive
minor.                              and appreciative, the perform-
   “A lot of it reminded me of      ance conditions were some-
Kentucky, the Lexington native
           ”                        times challenging.                          Wish
said. “The countryside looked          Amy Musterman, a senior                                                the koala she was having her
about the same.    ”                from Somerset, Ky., remembers                                             photo made with decided to
   The continent’s familiar feel    one outdoor concert where a            Several whales put on an           leave an unwanted souvenir on
and friendly atmosphere were        gust of wind swept away the         impromptu, awe-inspiring exhi-        her shirt.
major reasons music professor       trombone players’ music             bition as the group watched              “When we started out, I
Ben Hawkins chose Australia for     sheets. A friendly member of        from an overlook less than 150        wanted to do three things: learn
the concert band’s first interna-   the crowd collected the errant      feet away.                            how to throw a boomerang, see
tional trip.                        sheets, placed them back on            “Everybody was just standing       a kangaroo, and visit the opera
   “It’s a foreign country, but     the stands, and monitored them      there with huge smiles and eyes              ”
                                                                                                              house, Musterman said. “I got
enough like home that people        for the rest of the performance.                      ”
                                                                        as big as saucers, Hawkins            to do all of those things. We got
who haven’t traveled can be            In addition to a few wild        said. “It was very special.”          the whole Aussie experience.   ”
comfortable while still getting     moments on stage, band mem-            Musterman said she enjoyed            Hawkins said he hopes the
the experience, Hawkins said.
                  ”                 bers had many interesting           visiting the animal sanctuary         concert band will be able to
   Band members visited Bris-       encounters with the local           and getting to interact with kan-     take an international trip every
bane, Surfer’s Paradise, Sydney,    wildlife.                           garoos and koalas, even when          third year.

Parents Council works to enhance Transy library
   The Transylvania Parents         who with his wife Anne serves       ly, received gifts from more          new students, and assist the
Council is working hard to          as co-president of the Parents                         ”
                                                                        donors than ever, said Dolores        Career Development Center in
meet its goal of raising $88,000    Council. “It’s vital for Transy’s   Roberson, director of parent          identifying internship and job
for library enhancements. To        library to provide the most up-     programs. “We’re looking for-         opportunities for students and
accomplish that, Parents Coun-      to-date and useful books, jour-     ward to another successful            graduates.
cil members and other Transy        nals, computer programs, and        effort this year, and we hope all        The council consists of 34
parents conducted a phonathon       other reference materials.   ”      parents will contribute.”             parents representing 19 Transy
in October.                            Last year’s library fund-rais-      In addition to fund-raising,       students. They come from Ken-
   “We concentrate on the           ing effort was a big success.       Parents Council members               tucky, Alabama, West Virginia,
library because it benefits all        “We surpassed our goal of        serve as goodwill ambassadors         Indiana, and Ohio.
students, said Scott Poe ‘71,       $84,000, and, most significant-     for the University, help recruit

                                                                                                            s Parents Council members for
                                                                                                            2002-03 are (front row, from left)
                                                                                                            Jerry and Martha Baker, Scott
                                                                                                            and Shelly Reitz, Ben and Wilma
                                                                                                            Terry, Scott and Anne Poe,
                                                                                                            Sharri Greer, Steve and Daisy
                                                                                                            Morton, Bob and Irma Edens.
                                                                                                            Back row: Kim and Carla
                                                                                                            Repass, Mike Holmes, Bill and
                                                                                                            Kathy Smith, Charles and Joan
                                                                                                            Bolton, John and Jackie
                                                                                                            Stafford, Mike and Cathy
                                                                                                            Francisco, Don and Linda
                                                                                                            Cross, John and Phyllis Bryden.
                                                                                                            Not pictured: Lee Greer, Ann
                                                                                                            Holmes, John and Beverly
                                                                                                            Karaffa, Joe and Helen Leonoro.

                                                                                                                           FALL 2002       19
            Around campus

                Convocation gets academic year off to an insightful start
                   The content of Transylvania’s     Auditorium on September 8.              “This is evolution by sexual      book was another example of
                fall convocation—”Sex Games          “That discussion should be                      ”
                                                                                          selection, said Wagner. “It says     trying to explain all human
                and Mind Frames: Perspectives        both passionate and respectful.      that reproduction is one of the      behavior in terms of biology.
                on the Selection of the Human        And we hope that it will contin-     most important things about          “As anthropologists, we believe
                Mind”—was enough to get              ue long after you leave this         evolution. The choices we make       that culture is more than just
                many students’ attention, but        auditorium.  ”                       in finding a mate have a huge        icing on the cake of biology. ”
                the format of the session was           With that, Shannon intro-         impact on our brains. Miller is         LoMonaco also attacked
                equally important, according to      duced biology professor James        saying that sex is the machin-       Miller’s view of males being
                David L. Shannon, interim vice       Wagner, who briefly discussed        ery by which human intelli-          the ones who innovate and
                president and dean of the col-       Charles Darwin’s model of evo-       gence was selected for.    ”         females the ones who approve
                lege.                                lution by natural selection and         Psychology professor Meg          by their sexual selections. As
                   “A convocation is an opportu-     related that to themes in a          Upchurch said that Miller’s con-     an example, she cited ancient
                nity to present a model for the      book titled The Mating Mind by       cept of sexual selection as a        cave art: “Miller assumes that
                way important issues and top-        Geoffrey L. Miller.                  tool to account for human cre-       the creators of such art were
                ics are addressed on a college          Much of the discussion that       ativity is valid, but that he errs   male, since most famous
                campus, he said, as he               followed tried to make sense of      with his model that has males        artists have been men. In fact,
                opened the panel discussion          the evolution of the human           usually displaying the creative      anthropologists have no way of
                involving four Transylvania pro-     mind, focusing especially on         attributes and females doing         knowing who created the art.    ”
                fessors before a large and           why humans have such an              the selecting.                          Philosophy professor Jack
                attentive audience in Haggin         affinity for creative and artistic      “Miller’s thesis is that males    Furlong also veered away from
                                                                                                                               Miller’s male-centered selec-
                                                                                                                               tion model. “Patriarchy is any-
                                                                                                                               thing but natural to the human
                                                                                                                               species, even though it is so
                                                                                                                               pervasive, he said. “Good sci-
                                                                                                                               entific reasoning supports not
                                                                                                                               sexism but sexual equality.  ”
                                                                                                                                  A lively audience question
                                                                                                                               and comment session fol-
                                                                                                                               lowed, moderated by commu-
                                                                                                                               nication professor Gary Deaton.
                                                                                                                                  First-year student Eric Nybo
Joseph Rey Au

                                                                                                                               liked having professors from
                                                                                                                               different disciplines discuss the
                                                                                                                               issues. “I appreciated the col-
                                                                                                                               laboration of specialists from
                s The fall convocation was           expression when other intelli-       are the ones who evolved the         different fields attacking the
                presented by, from left,             gent mammals such as dol-            interesting mental traits and        same question and presenting
                anthropology professor               phins do not. Miller’s book sug-     females helped them do it,  ”        divergent viewpoints. It was
                Barbara LoMonaco, philoso-           gests that finding a mate is the     said Upchurch. “In humans,           much more interesting than if
                phy professor Jack Furlong,          most important human activity,       sexual selection seems to go in      one person were to speak on
                psychology professor Meg             and that the creative nature of                     ”
                                                                                          both directions.                     the issue. I didn’t see a lot of
                Upchurch, and biology pro-           our minds has evolved to sup-           Anthropology professor Bar-       this approach in high school. It
                fessor James Wagner.                 port that quest.                     bara LoMonaco said Miller’s          was new and very intriguing.   ”

                  Transylvania remembers September 11
                     A candlelit circle of peace in front of the   Humanitarium: Center for Culture and
                  Haupt Humanities building late in the            Diversity, and prayers, readings, and medi-
                  evening on September 11 brought togeth-          tations on the Bible and the Koran in Old
                  er Transylvania students, faculty, and staff     Morrison Chapel. A panel discussion titled
                  members. Earlier in the day, members of          A Year of Learning: Perspective on 9/11,
                  the Transy community had commemorated            with education professor Angela Hurley,
                  the anniversary of the attack on the World       history professor Kenneth Slepyan, religion
                  Trade Center and the Pentagon with a bell        professor Trina Jones, and political science
                  ringing ceremony led by President Charles        professor Sakah Mahmud was held in
                  L. Shearer, a collection for the American        Haggin Auditorium before the circle of
                  Red Cross Afgani relief fund and The             peace was formed.

                20    TRANSYLVANIA
Dining at the Crossroads
   When Transylvania students, faculty, and
staff entered Forrer dining hall for the first
time this fall and contemplated their choices,
they found themselves at a crossroads—
to be exact, Crossroads Ultimate Dining by
   A $350,000 renovation and redesign of
the campus’s main dining facility over the
summer created a new dining experience,
                                                 s President Charles L. Shearer chats with one of his advisees, first-year student
                                                 Mayme Fisher, at the International Bar in the newly renovated Forrer Dining Hall.
which features a large, open area with an
enticing variety of food stations where          smokehouse burger—are cooked on the               liked the best last year is still here, but
many dishes are prepared right in front of       spot.                                             they’ve added a lot more. It’s really nice to
the customer.                                       The pizza station is a popular area and is     have someone right there cooking it for
   Prominent among those stations is the         the pride of Denny Bridges, director of din-      you, and you can go directly to what you
International Bar, where a chef creates stir-    ing services. “There’s not a pizza in town as     want instead of standing in line for every-
fried and sautéed entrées as diners cus-                        ”
                                                 good as ours, he says, referring to the pep-      thing.”
tomize their ingredients. A typical serving      peroni and cheese, Mexican salsa with                Art professor Nancy Wolsk is a fan of the
might be chicken with vegetables in a            chicken and jalapeno peppers, and other           redesign, which involved removing two
sauce, served over a bed of garlic mashed        pizza varieties being offered.                    walls to create the open space. “The space
potatoes. On another day, you might see a           A deli station features subs and sand-         has an openness where you feel it’s clean
grilled Caesar salad being created to order.     wiches, while a soup, salad, and fruit bar        and light, and it seems to me a more socia-
   A classics area offers six vegetables, a      offers more choices. The dessert bar serves       ble space. ”
starch, three entrées, and a bread. A carv-      warm cobbler and cold pudding, along with            The open look and feel was one of the
ing station, used mostly for dinner, may         cookies, cakes, and pies. The ice cream           main goals of the renovation, according to
offer pork loin, rotisserie chicken, or ham.     area includes toppings like nuts, strawber-       Bridges. “For the first impression when a
At the grill, hamburgers with toasted buns,      ries, pineapple, and chocolate.                   person walks in the door, we wanted them
a Texas toast grilled cheese sandwich, or a                                                 ”
                                                    “I definitely like the food a lot better,      to see everything we offer, and I think we
specialty sandwich—grilled chicken or            said junior Will Milford. “A lot of the stuff I   accomplished that.  ”

GSA’s third year at Transy has unique focus
   Art is not always something       dents’ horizons about who can        dance company called Cleve-                       ”
                                                                                                               the rhythm, Walker said. “This
that can be categorized,                          ”
                                     be an artist, said Frank X Walk-     land Wheels, which has a per-        allowed them to perform at an
explained, or agreed upon. And       er, president of the National        forming member who is wheel-         incredibly high professional
just as the definition of art can    Conference of Governor’s             chair bound, and a Washington,       level.”
defy expectations, so can the        Schools and director of Ken-         D.C., based hip-hop group               GSA students also got the
identity of the artist. Organizers   tucky’s GSA. “We were really         called the Wild Zappers, whose       chance to learn about artistic
emphasized the latter message        focusing on an inclusive philos-     entire complement is deaf.           inclusiveness from one of their
during this year’s Governor’s        ophy, and I think that was illus-        “They were able to perform       fellow participants, Chris Stew-
School for the Arts on Transylva-    trated by some of the guest          by turning the music up really       art, a blind violinist from
nia’s campus.                        artists we had. ”                    loud so they would feel the          Owensboro High School.
   A joint program of the Ken-          The list included a modern        bass and be able to stay with           This is the third year Transyl-
tucky Center for the Arts and                                                                                  vania has hosted GSA, and the
the Education, Arts, and                                                                                       first year students and instruc-
Humanities Cabinet, GSA gives                                                                                  tors had the opportunity to use
high school juniors and seniors                                                                                Transy’s new dance studio, one
the opportunity to explore their                                                                               of the many amenities offered
talents in creative writing,                                                                                   by the Clive M. Beck Athletic
dance, drama, instrumental and                                                                                 and Recreation Center.
vocal music, musical theater,                                                                                     “Being able to have a dance
and visual arts. The 201 stu-                                                                                  facility on campus really round-
dents who attended the intense                                                                                                           ”
                                                                                                               ed out the experience, Walker
three-week session from June                                                                                   said. “We already thought Tran-
23 to July 13 were chosen from                                                                                 sy was a perfect match for us,
over 1,100 applicants and repre-                                                                               and if there’s such a thing as
sented 48 counties and 88 high                                                                                 more perfect, that happened
schools across Kentucky.                                                                                       once we had access to the
   This year’s GSA program           s Chris Stewart, a blind violin player from Owensboro High                Beck Center.   ”
“centered on expanding stu-          School, fully participated in this year’s GSA session.

                                                                                                                             FALL 2002        21
Around campus

Library Director Kathleen Bryson closes the book on a 32-year career
   When Kathleen Bryson came             “In 1972, an attempt was          house effect” of the existing        “Today, students can go to an
to work as a cataloger at the         made to lighten the library up by    building.                            on-line search engine, put in a
Transylvania library in 1970, she     painting the walls a light ‘hospi-       “We dropped the ceilings,        few terms, and come up with
found what she terms a rather         tal’ green and installing beige      improved the lighting, and pro-      999 hits—some of which may
dismal environment.                   carpet in some of the public         vided for more types of learning     not be valid. We’re addressing
   “The library walls were a hor-     areas, Bryson said. “But the
                                             ”                             styles—casual seating, individ-      that by licensing sites on the
rendously dark gray-green color,      biggest improvement, and one         ual work space, and group study      Library Databases page.    ”
the floor was black linoleum, the     of the things of which I’m most               ”
                                                                           rooms, she said. “It changed            A constant challenge during
lights looked like dull silver        proud, was the renovation and        the overall atmosphere of the        Bryson’s career has been teach-
spaceships hanging from the           addition in 1985. ”                  library by making it less restric-   ing students to use the library
ceiling on long poles, and the           Her other proudest accom-         tive—more relaxed and social.        effectively.
only seating was at rows of long      plishment was bringing the           We sometimes get complaints             “Students don’t always rec-
tables for eight to 10 people,   ”    library into the electronic infor-   now about the library being too      ognize the kind of information
she recalled.                         mation age in 1990.                  noisy, and we realize that may                  ”
                                                                                                                they need, she explained.
   Fast forward to 2002, and             Bryson began her career at        irritate some people, but I think    “They may ask a vague ques-
Bryson, who began retirement          Transy after receiving a master’s    overall it’s positive. There are     tion that on the surface seems
September 1, proudly surveys a        degree in library science from       still plenty of places where stu-    to have a clear-cut answer, but
bright, inviting library that is      the University of Kentucky in        dents can go off and find a quiet    as you begin to talk to the indi-
bustling with activity while she      1970. Her undergraduate degree       corner. We even allow food and       vidual, you often find that they
ticks off a list of improvements      was in English from Hood Col-        drink, which many libraries still    aren’t asking the right question
that have been made during her        lege. Bryson was promoted            frown on. But we want students       to get what they need. That’s
tenure, both to the physical facil-   from cataloger to library instruc-   to be comfortable here.    ”         challenging—teaching students
ity and the library’s resources.      tor in 1977 and to curator of spe-       Bryson also oversaw the          that they have this information
                                                                           1990 project through which Tran-     need, then teaching them to
                                                                           sylvania became one of the first     find the resources that will fill
                                                                           private colleges to convert its      the need. ”
                                                                           card catalog into electronic for-       One of the best avenues for
                                                                           mat.                                 promoting the library’s
                                                                               During Bryson’s career,          resources is the Foundations of
                                                                           resources other than books and       the Liberal Arts course that is
                                                                           journals became much more            required of all first-year stu-
                                                                           important components of the          dents.
                                                                           library.                                “Library instruction is
                                                                               “When I came here, the only      retained better when it’s tied to
                                                                           non-book resources we had            a specific need in a course,  ”
                                                                           were a few Shakespeare plays         Bryson said.
                                                                           on records, she said. “Now we
                                                                                        ”                          Throughout her career,
                                                                           have computers, the Internet,        Bryson was active in profession-
                                                                           videos, and much more.     ”         al organizations, including cur-
                                                                               By providing access to more      rent posts as chair of the aca-
                                                                           resources, technology has made       demic library section of the Ken-
                                                                           small libraries like Transy’s more   tucky Library Association and as
                                                                           competitive with those at larger     an advisory committee member
                                                                           research institutions, according     of the Kentucky Virtual Library.
                                                                           to Bryson.                              “It’s been an interesting time
                                                                               “We now have access to the                         ”
                                                                                                                to be a librarian, she said.
                                                                           full text of 5,000 journals on-      “There have been more
                                                                           line, she pointed out.
                                                                                ”                               changes during the course of
                                                                               The availability of electronic   my career than many of my
                                                                           resources also has increased         predecessors saw.    ”
                                                                           the need for identifying which          President Charles L. Shearer
s Kathleen Bryson helps               cial collections and University      resources are valid.                 praised Bryson’s dedicated serv-
Albert Kalim ’02 search an            archivist in 1980, a position she        “When we were dealing only       ice to students, faculty, and
on-line database. Bringing            held until being named library       with books and journals, the         staff. “Our library services and
Transy’s library into the elec-       director in 1984.                    library exercised some control       holdings improved significantly
tronic information age was               Bryson helped plan and imple-     because we only purchased            under her leadership, and we
one of Bryson’s proudest              ment the 1985 project that           things that got excellent reviews    will miss her friendliness and
accomplishments during her            added 10,000 square feet of          and were appropriate for under-      professionalism.  ”
32-year career.                       space and eliminated the “ware-                           ”
                                                                           graduate students, said Bryson.                   —MARTHA BAKER

Symposium extends vocation conversations to other DOC institutions
   A symposium hosted by Transylvania’s           and church ties affect their academic           tors at their summer seminar.
Lilly Project in June positioned the Univer-      endeavors.                                         “I asked my colleagues to contemplate
sity as a “sparkplug” for discussions about          “An indication of the symposium’s suc-                                                  ”
                                                                                                  the nature of the liberal arts and vocation,
the meaning of vocation in the context of a       cess is that several of the Transylvania fac-   she said. “The ensuing discussion was
liberal arts education, according to Lilly Pro-   ulty and staff members who attended             very exciting, and we returned to it fre-
gram Director Charisse Gillett.                   came back with a stronger sense of their        quently during the two-week course of the
   Faculty and staff members from 12                           ”
                                                  own calling, Gillett agreed. “They will         seminar. ”
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)-affili-    share that in their interactions with stu-         Symposium participants from other col-
ated colleges and one Jesuit institution          dents both inside and outside of the class-     leges are having similar experiences, with
came together in Milwaukee for four days          room.  ”                                        several holding follow-up seminars on their
of collaborative conversations on the sub-           English professor Martha Billips said the    own campuses.
ject. The 2002 symposium and follow-up            symposium gave her a heightened aware-
symposiums planned for the each of the            ness of her students’ searches for voca-
next two summers fulfill one of the goals         tion.                                           s Transy students Brandon Johnson
of the Lilly Project: to strengthen partner-         “Students may not phrase it in that way,     and Kate West chat with keynote
ships within DOC institutions. The DOC’s          but most of them are, I think, engaged in       speaker Martin Marty during the Lilly
Division of Higher Education is co-sponsor-                    ”
                                                  that search, she said.                          Symposium. Marty is a professor
ing the events.                                      Billips, who also serves as program          emeritus at the University of Chicago
   Transy received the $1.5 million, five-year    director for Foundations of the Liberal Arts,   and is recognized as one of the
Lilly grant for the theological exploration of    initiated the conversation with FLA instruc-    nation’s leading church historians.
vocation in September 2000. It allows the
University to implement programs that
help students examine how their values
and commitments play a role in determin-
ing their life’s work.
   “The beauty of this project, and what
makes it unique, is that Transylvania is not
only initiating conversations about vocation
on our campus, we’re also extending the
conversations by intentionally planting
seeds on campuses of colleges that do not
have Lilly grants, said Paul Jones, profes-
sor of religion. “This gives us a larger con-
text, broadens the parameters of our con-
versation, and invigorates our commitment
to the college’s mission.  ”
   Campus Minister David Carr ’81 noted
that the symposium helped faculty mem-
bers think about how the school’s mission

Whitson named interim athletics director                                   Lucas named field hockey coach
                     Ron Whitson ’67, director of the physical educa-         Beth Lucas                      Valuable Player in field hockey
                  tion and exercise science program and a former           ’86 has been                       and was MVP in basketball her
                  long-time Transylvania assistant men’s basketball        named head                         senior year, finishing with 1,164
                  coach, has been named interim athletics director.        field hockey                       career points, ninth on Transy’s
                     Brian Austin resigned as athletics director after     coach, replacing                   all-time list.
                  six years to become senior associate athletics           Alyssa Gates.
                  director at Dartmouth College.                           Lucas had
   A star basketball player for Transy from 1963-67 Whitson is 14th on
                                                    ,                      served as assis-                      Beg your pardon
Transy’s all-time scoring list with 1,534 career points. He retired from   tant field hockey coach since
coaching in 2001 after 27 years as Transy’s top assistant. He was          1998.                                   A photo caption on page
inducted into the Pioneer Hall of Fame in 1999.                               Lucas, a member of the Pio-       8 of the summer Transylva-
   In the classroom, Whitson was honored with a Bingham Award              neer Hall of Fame, was a three-      nia magazine refers to
for Excellence in Teaching in 1995.                                        sport standout during her Tran-      Alpha Omega Pi sorority.
   “We feel fortunate that Ron has agreed to serve Transylvania as         sy playing career and was            The sorority’s correct name
interim athletics director, said President Charles L. Shearer. “He
                            ”                                              named female Pioneer Athlete         is Alpha Omicron Pi. Tran-
brings a wealth of experience in administration and athletics, and         of the Year as a senior. She was     sylvania regrets the error.
we know he’ll do an outstanding job.     ”                                 a four-time Offensive Most

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                                                                        Alumni participation goal is 54 percent
                                                                           Transylvania has set an ambi-             “The Power of One” is the
                                                                        tious goal for alumni participa-         theme for this year’s Alumni
                                                                        tion in this year’s Transylvania         Fund, a component of the over-
                                                                        Fund that, if met, will keep the         all Transylvania Fund. “Our
                                                                        University in its elite position         theme highlights the impor-
                                                                        among the nation’s leading col-          tance of each alumni gift,
                                                                        leges and universities for this          regardless of amount, to reach-
                                                                        measure of support.                      ing the University’s participa-
                                                                           The goal is 54 percent,                          ”
                                                                                                                 tion goal, said Covert.
s Alumni who donate to the Transylvania Fund
                                                                        which would surpass last year’s              In spite of traumatic world
help support faculty salaries, scholarships, tech-
nology, and campus improvements. Above, his-
                                                                        mark of 53 per-                                           events during the
tory professor Frank Russell takes advantage of                         cent. If every                                            past fiscal year,

nice weather to hold class on Old Morrison lawn.                        alumni contributor                                        Transy alums
                                                                        from last year                                            showed a
                                                                        renewed their                                             remarkable loyal-
Gift programs are a perfect match                                       pledge and                                                ty to their alma
                                                                        approximately 100                                         mater as they

   Matching gifts programs are          “We’re hoping that by
an ideal way for Transy donors       matching their gifts we will       new gifts were received by                     increased their Alumni Fund
to significantly increase the        encourage our team members         June 30, 2003, the goal                        giving over the previous
impact of their contributions.       to give back to the institutions   would be met, said Kara                        year, to $472,817, which
Companies typically match                                 ”
                                     that educated them, said Nila      Little Covert ’90, director of                 helped the Transylvania
donations on a one-to-one            Wells, administrator of the        development.                                   Fund set a record of
basis, but some double-match         TMMK Employee Matching                “This participation level is          $1,027,269.
or even triple-match. In most        Gifts Program to Higher Educa-     vitally important to Transylvania            Two recent innovations have
cases, matching gifts come           tion.                                                 ”
                                                                        in so many ways, said Covert.            made alumni giving easier than
from funds set aside specifical-        Since 1997, Toyota’s college-   “It’s something that corpora-            ever before. On-line giving is
ly for that purpose.                 affiliated employees have          tions and foundations review             available at www.transy.edu
   “I think people sometimes         donated more than $52,000,         before they decide about their           from the alumni and develop-
hesitate to ask their company        which generated more than          own level of support for Transy,         ment page, and automated
about a matching gift because        $104,000 when matched by the       and it’s a very significant factor       checking account withdrawals
they think it’s going to rob from    company.                           in our national ranking among            can be set up through EDGE
the budget, said Bob Rouse
             ”                          Taking advantage of a com-      the nation’s top liberal arts col-       (Electronic Draft Giving made
’80, a writer in the marketing       pany’s matching gifts program      leges. ”                                 Easy).
division of the Lexington Her-       is usually very simple. The
ald-Leader. “But it’s normally a     employee requests a company
separate pot of money. Corpo-        form that they send with their
                                                                                            Giving levels added
rations want to match their          donation to Transy, and the Uni-           Transylvania recently added two gift clubs to both its
employees’ charitable intent—        versity does the rest. Some             annual and lifetime giving levels, to recognize those indi-
they just need direction in          companies have instituted on-           viduals, organizations, and companies that have exhibit-
where to send it.  ”                 line or phone systems for this          ed an extraordinary commitment to the University.
   Rouse has sent letters to         purpose.                                   Here is the complete list (new levels in boldface):
Herald-Leader employees who             “The bonus to donors is that
are Transylvania alums inform-       matching gift dollars count              Annual Giving
ing them about the matching          toward an individual’s giving
gifts offer at the company.          club or circle, said Kara Little
                                                   ”                          $100 to $249 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Century Club
   “Matching gift funds are real-    Covert ’90, director of develop-         $250 to $499 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1780 Club
ly just a pile of money waiting      ment. “For example, a $500               $500 to $999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Heritage Club
to be distributed, and I’d like to   gift combined with a $500 cor-           $1,000 to $2,499 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Presidents Circle
see all Transy alums step up         porate matching gift would put           $2,500 to $4,999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Crimson Circle
and take from that pile. ”           the donor in the $1,000 Presi-           $5,000 to $9,999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Founders Circle
   Toyota Motor Manufacturing,       dents Circle. Covert said
                                                  ”                           $10,000 to $24,999 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jefferson Circle
Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) is an          matching gift funds to Transyl-          $25,000-plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pioneer Circle
example of a business that           vania during the 2001-02 fiscal
actively encourages its employ-      year totaled more than                   Lifetime Giving
ees to support their alma            $93,000.
                                                                              $10,000 to $24,999 . . . . . . . .Third Century Founders
maters through its matching             For more information, con-
                                                                              $25,000 to $49,999 . . . . . . . . . . .Silver Benefactors
gifts program. The company           tact the Development Office at
                                                                              $50,000-plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gold Benefactors
has made higher education a          (800) 487-2679 or (859) 281-
philanthropic priority.              3692.

Alumni                      N ew s & N o t e s
                                                                                                                 Transylvania would like to
                                                                                                                 publish your photos of alumni
                                                                                                                 events and personal mile-
                                                                                                                 stones. For consideration,
                                                                                                                 please send photos to
                                                                                                                 Transylvania Magazine,
                                                                                                                 Transylvania University,
                                                                                                                 300 North Broadway,
                                                                                                                 Lexington, KY 40508-1797.

                                                                                                                 Eleanor Reed Schneider ’36, Huntington,
                                                                                                              W.Va., and her “Round Robin” group share
                                                                                                              a bond similar to the friendship portrayed in
                                                                                                              the movie Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sister-
                                                                                                              hood. Even though the original group of 10
                                                                                                              has been reduced to five, they still keep in
                                                                                                              touch through their “Round Robin Letter,”
                                                                                                              phone calls, and a few reunions. Their chil-
                                                                                                              dren know each other from reading the let-
                                                                                                              ters. The “Robin” doesn’t get around very
                                                                                                              often these days, but the members are still
                                                                                                              close. They are Frances Lutes Bobbitt ’35,
                                                                                                              Newton, N. J., Mary Beth Quick ’36, Rock
                                                                                                              Hill, S.C., Mary Ingle McGill Shelton ’35, Ft.
                                                                                                              Worth, Tex., and Elizabeth Moody Wagner ’37,
                                                                                                              Lexington. Those who have passed away are
                                                                                                              Matilda Champion ’36, Pat Bruce Wilhoit ’35,
                                                                                                              Elizabeth Thomson Geckeler ’35, Lillian
                                                                                                              Goodan Stivers ’34, and Henrietta Mize McNutt

                                                                                                                 Theophilus M. Carroll ’54, Waukegan, Ill.,
                                                                                                              has retired as senior pastor of First Christian
                                                                                                              Church in Gurnee, Ill., where he had served
                                                                                                              since 1988. He was ordained to the Christ-
                                                                                                              ian ministry in 1953.
                                                                                                                 S. Bruce McWhorter ’54, Dayton, Ohio, is
                                                                                                              semi-retired from the University of Dayton
                                                                                                              and is doing some writing, research, pub-
                                                                                                              lishing, private instruction, and travel. He is
                                                                                                              also continuing his private teaching in world
                                                                                                              masterpieces and has been elected to the 15th
                                                                                                              journal for biographical entry in Who’s Who
                                                                                                              in America, Who’s Who in the World, and the
Transylvania Archives

                                                                                                              Directory of American Scholars.
                                                                                                                 Robert L. Piper ’54, New Bedford, Mass.,
                                                                                                              has retired as professor emeritus of political
                                                                                                              science after 28 years at the University of
                                                                                                              Massachusetts Dartmouth, having previously
                                                                                                              served as dean of Continuing Education and
                        s Transy student leader Les (Sonny) Voyles ’63, right, was at Lexington’s former
                                                                                                              department chair. He was formerly on the
                        downtown train station in the fall of 1961 to greet new Transy students, from left,
                        George Mandigo ’65, Basking Ridge, N.J., and Marsha Giegerich Torkelson ’65 and       faculties of Albion College from 1962-67
                        Ann Taylor Irwin ’65, both from Westport, Conn. Lexington lost its passenger train    and Antioch College from 1967-72.
                        service years ago, but Student Orientation Leaders still greet new students and          Jane Dickinson Cochrane’s ’55, Port
                        help them adjust to college life.                                                     Townsend, Wash., husband, Malcolm John
                                                                                                              Cochrane, passed away on January 5, 2002.

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He was a graduate of Georgetown Univer-
sity.                                                        Gray wins top business award
   Betty F. Puckett ’58, Owensboro, Ky., has
been elected an elder in Owensboro’s First              Lois Howard Gray ‘40 was honored by the National Asso-
Christian Church.                                    ciation of Women Business Owners as the National Woman
                                                     Business Owner of the Year, the highest award the associa-
                                                     tion bestows. She received the recognition during the
                                                     NAWBO national convention in Salt Lake City in June.
                                                        Gray, a member of the Transylvania Board of Trustees,
                                                     became chairman of the James N. Gray Company, Inc., in
                                                     1972. She has since built the family construction business into a $335 million enter-
                                                     prise that employs 300 and was ranked No. 42 in Working Woman Magazine’s list
                                                     of 500 top women-owned firms in the nation.
                                                        In 1980, she began pursuing international clients and has now completed nearly
                                                     250 projects for Japanese firms, including work on the Toyota plant in Georgetown,
                                                     Ky. She moved the company to Lexington from her native Glasgow, Ky., in the early
                                                     1990s and presently serves as senior chairman.

                                                  international reputation for its diverse, cut-   of Columbia School of Law.
                                                  ting-edge, and wildly unpredictable pro-            William C. Prewitt ’68, Charleston, S.C., has
                                                  ductions.                                        purchased his first sailboat after 50 years of
                                                     Doris Souther Tabb ’66, Louisville, has a     sailing. He expects to spend time porting in
                                                  son, Andrew Rodman Ryle Tabb, who grad-          the coastal waters of the Carolinas.
                                                  uated in May from Belmont University in
s From left, Jane Dodds Killman ’58,              Nashville, Tenn., and will pursue work and/or
Sally Smith Pace ’58, and Mary Bethel             graduate studies in Nashville.                                     ’70s
Payne Robinette ’58 got together in                  William W. Mallory ’68, Lexington, has           Wyatt L. Gragg ’70, Louisville, now has a
May for their reunion in Grand Rapids,            retired from the Extension Service after 33      Web site on which to display a few pieces
Mich.                                             years. He now has his own consulting busi-       of his sculpture. His Web address is
                                                  ness, TeamBuilders for Tomorrow, Inc., in        www.wyattgragg.com.
                  ’60s                            which he provides workshops with “Low               Lucinda A. Riley ’71, Falls Church, Va., has
                                                  Ropes,” “True Colors,” and other team build-     a son, Joshua, who graduated from McLean
   Katherine “Kitty” Foley Roark ’62, Lexing-     ing activities.                                  High School in June and is headed to a year
ton, graduated from Lexington Theological            Sharon K. Mills ’68, Washington, D.C., has    in the Netherlands as part of the AFS pro-
Seminary in May 2002 with a master of divin-      graduated from the University of the District    gram.
ity. She is pastor of Morgan Christian Church
in Pendleton County, Ky.
   Dawn Bristow Rohrs ’63, Ocean Grove, N.J.,
retired as national secretary-treasurer of Beta
Beta Beta National Biology Honor Society
at its biennial national convention held in San
Antonio, Tex., in May. She was elected a
national honorary member at that meeting.
During her tenure, Transylvania was grant-
ed a charter to organize a chapter of Beta
Beta Beta.
   Robert F. Watts ’63, Centerville, Ohio, has
retired for the third time after 25 years at
Ameritech as a district manager, 27 years as
a captain in the U. S. Navy, and nine years as
executive director for the Combined Feder-
al Campaign. He figures three times is
enough. He is still on active duty in the Navy
reserves and is working part time as project
manager for a construction company.               s Transylvania alumnae at the 2002 Quadrennial Assembly for Women, sponsored
   Delbert W. Hamilton ’64 was profiled in the    by the International Christian Women’s Fellowship, Christian Church (Disciples of
arts section of the Atlanta Journal-Consti-       Christ) and held in June in Louisville, included, front row, from left: Janet McGinnis
tution in May 2002 for his work with the 7        Thomson ’60, Mary Bethel Payne Robinette ’58, Jean Dorsey Harper ’79, Marie
Stages Theatre in the Little Five Points com-     Myers Lancaster ’60, Mary Teesdale-Taylor ’77; second row: Dot Couch Watson ’62,
munity near Atlanta. Delbert is cofounder of      Janis Wright Bell ’57, Beverly Jouett Longo ’60; third row: Barby Stone Clark ’67,
the theater and has served as artistic director   Eleanor Reed Schneider ’36, Libby Tindall Miles ’55, Andy Stone Bales ’64; back
since 1979. 7 Stages provides gallery and         row: Mary Haylee Scott Hancock ’63, Alpha Jo Scott Luallen ’60, Betty Hadus
theater space for artists and has gained an       Reneau ’55, Betty Roe Britt ’55, Jane Roe ’50, Jeannie Meece May ’78.

                                            ——— W I N F R E Y A D K I N S ’ 6 6 ———

                                 Nostalgia Station
                                                   tracks down memories

   It isn’t especially unusual for people to have an electric train ic items, dining car silver and porcelain, and brass locomotive bells.
set from their childhood stored in the attic, but owning an actual          The electric train displays include the two most well-known
train station to display it in—well, that’s another story.               brands, Lionel and American Flyer, along with more obscure
   That’s just what Winfrey Adkins ’66 had in mind even while still      names like Ives, Marx, Bing, Carlisle & Finch, Dorfan, and Hafner.
a student at Transylvania.                                                  The featured train attraction is an original, eight-foot square
   “I first fell in love with this building about the time I was attend- Lionel layout that was displayed in Purcell’s Department Store of
ing Transylvania, Adkins says, referring to the 1911 Louisville &
                    ”                                                    Lexington for several years in the mid-1950s. Another display is a
Nashville Railroad passenger station in Versailles, Ky., the small       replica of a 1926 Lionel department store layout that Adkins re-cre-
town near Lexington where he was born, raised, and lives with his ated, using an advertising picture as a guide.
wife, Wanda.                                                                Apparently, railroad artifacts are where you find them. Adkins
   A model train enthusiast since early childhood, Adkins dreamed        discovered a beautiful brass locomotive bell half-buried in a front
of someday owning the old station and turning it into a historic         yard in Mount Sterling, Ky. “It was turned upside down and being
attraction. His dream became a reality in 1987 when he and his                                  ”
                                                                         used as a flower pot, he said.
wife purchased the building and transformed it into Nostalgia Sta-          Wanda and Winfrey never know who’s going to drop by the
tion.                                                                    museum. Wanda, who does most of the research on the collec-
   After restoring the depot to its original 1911 appearance, the        tion, was surprised one day to be corrected on a point of fact
couple built display areas for trains, toys, and railroad memorabilia    while giving a tour.
whose vintage spans a century—from the 1890s to the 1990s.                  “I was describing some of our pieces from Carlisle & Finch, a
After adding a gift shop, they were ready to welcome visitors.           Cincinnati company that I mentioned as beginning in 1896, said  ”
   Nostalgia Station is a retirement project for Adkins, who spent 32 Wanda. “Someone in the tour group said, ‘We went into business
years with Community Trust                                               in 1894.’ He then introduced himself by saying, ‘I’m Brent Finch,
Bank in Versailles. “I graduated s Winfrey Adkins ’66 and his wife, Wanda, are the owners and president of the Carlisle &
from Transylvania in April of 1966 operators of Nostalgia Station, a train and toy museum in                   Finch Company, and we’re still
and went to work the same Versailles, Ky.                                                                      in business.’ Turns out they had
week of graduation, he recalled.
                        ”                                                                                      heard we had some of their
“I started as a teller and left in                                                                             pieces in our museum and
1998 as a vice president and                                                                                   decided to have a look.  ”
loan officer. ”                                                                                                   Winfrey is a past president of
   You get the feeling the muse-                                                                               the Bluegrass Railroad Club;
um is also an affair of the heart                                                                              the Bluegrass Railroad Muse-
for Adkins. “Winfrey’s had                                                                                     um, which displays actual rail-
model trains all his life, says
                              ”                                                                                road cars and engines at Wood-
Wanda. “When we traveled all                                                                                   ford County Park; and the
over the country, we always                                                                                    Woodford County Historical
stopped at train and toy muse-                                                                                 Society.
ums. Adds Winfrey, “I still have
      ”                                                                                                           As much as he has labored
all my childhood trains.  ”                                                                                    over the creation of Nostalgia
   With a name like Nostalgia                                                                                  Station, Winfrey’s varied inter-
Station, you just know the mem-                                                                                ests in history and collecting
ories are going to be flowing. In                                                                              can hardly be contained within
fact, that’s a big part of the                                                                                 the walls of the museum. Over
museum’s attraction to its adult                                                                               the years, he has owned col-
audience, which Adkins says is                                                                                 lectible cars, including a Model
his largest visitor segment.                                                                                   T Ford, a 1932 V-8 Ford, a 1955
   “We get a lot of people who                                                                                 Ford Thunderbird, and 1955 and
grew up during the 1940s and                                                                                   1957 Chevrolets.
’50s and some from earlier, he   ”                                                                                Since Winfrey has the heart
says. “They come to relive an                                                                                  of a collector, no one blinks an
era of their childhood and to see                                                                              eye at what he has in the barn
the trains and toys they once                                                                                  at his home—a 1947 American
played with.  ”                                                                                                LeFrance fire engine. And why
   What visitors to Nostalgia Sta-                                                                             not? He has been a member of
tion see is an eclectic collection                                                                             the Versailles Volunteer Fire
of electric, windup, and outdoor                                                                               Department since 1962.
trains of all varieties; a vintage                                                                                “Some of the biggest fires
toy display that features cars,                                                                                I’ve fought were when I was
dolls, and a Buck Rogers collec-                                                                                                        ”
                                                                                                               still a student at Transy, he
tion; and railroad artifacts such                                                                              said.
as lanterns, signal and telegraph-                                                                                           -William A. Bowden

                                                                                                                            FALL 2002       27
                                                                                                   ing Award from the Tennessee School Board
                               Alumni Bulletin Board                                               Association and the Outstanding Series on
                                                                                                   Public Education Award from the Tennessee
                                                                                                   Education Association.
                    Board, award recommendations sought                                               Nancy L. Allf ’79, Las Vegas, practices law
                                                                                                   with the firm of Allf & Associates in Las Vegas.
         Alumni are encouraged to submit recommendations for several awards
                                                                                                   In 2002, she graduated from Leadership Las
      that will be presented during Alumni Weekend 2003 and for new members of
                                                                                                   Vegas and was re-elected to her second two-
      the Alumni Executive Board.
                                                                                                   year term on the Board of Governors for the
         Recommendations are sought for the Pioneer Hall of Fame, Morrison
                                                                                                   state bar of Nevada.
      Medallion, and distinguished achievement and service awards. The Hall of
                                                                                                      Sheila Jaynes Gurr ’79, North Fort Myers,
      Fame recognizes former athletes, coaches, and others who have made out-
                                                                                                   Fla., has been awarded the professional des-
      standing contributions to Transylvania athletics, while the Morrison Medallion
                                                                                                   ignation of Certified Computing Professional.
      is given to an alumnus or alumna for outstanding service to the University.
                                                                                                   Sheila is employed as a programmer analyst
      Achievement and service awards honor professional excellence and service
                                                                                                   at Health Management Associates in Naples,
      to Transylvania.
         Those recommended for the Alumni Executive Board should have a record
      of support and service to the University and be willing to serve a three-year
      term. New members are nominated by the board and elected at the annual                                         ’80s
      meeting during Alumni Weekend.
                                                                                                      Benjamin F. Nelson ’80 and his wife, Julia
         For recommendation forms, contact the Alumni Office or submit recom-
                                                                                                   Helton Nelson ’80, have returned to Kentucky,
      mendations to Mark Blankenship ’81, director of alumni programs, via e-mail
                                                                                                   moving to Julia’s hometown of Danville, Ky.,
      at mblankenship@transy.edu.
                                                                                                   after 16 years in Arlington, Tex. Ben works
                                                                                                   as senior director of training and develop-
                                                                                                   ment for Alliance Data Systems and com-
                                                                                                   mutes from Kentucky to Richardson, Tex.
                        We’re looking for alumni legacies
                                                                                                   Julia stays at home taking care of their three
         Do you have a son or daughter ready to begin their college search? Have                   children.
      you given their name and other pertinent information to Transylvania? The                       John P. LeMaster ’82, High Point, N.C., a
      admissions office would love the opportunity to recruit alumni legacies. To                  cosmetic dentist in Kernersville, N.C., has
      ensure that your child is on Transy’s mailing list, please e-mail Rebecca Groh               received the prestigious Mastership award
      in the admissions office at rgroh@transy.edu or contact the alumni office.                   from the Academy of General Dentistry.
      Alumni are also encouraged to request fee-waived applications for admission                     Lisa Vanover Graves ’83 is temporarily liv-
      to give to their children, other relatives, or friends.                                      ing in Manteca, Calif., serving the Silicon
                                                                                                   and Central Valleys since Y2K. She and her
                                                                                                   husband Bob have been the sole proprietors
                                                                                                   of Systems & Support since 1983. Their per-
                          Around the world with an alum                                            manent home since 1986 is a 78-acre farm
                                                                                                   in Harrodsburg, Ky.
         Interested in visiting exotic locales in the company of a fellow alum? Then                  Carla Cornette Briscoe ’84 lives in York-
      you’ll want to contact Mary Charlesworth ‘40, who enjoys directing expedi-                   town, Va., with her husband, Greg, and their
      tions to the four corners of the world. Coming up in 2003 are two trips—to                   three children, Andrew, 15, Christina, 13,
      the Legendary Lost Civilizations of South America from March 3-15, and a                     and Daniel, who was born in January 2001.
      train journey through China from May 9-23. For information on these and                      Carla taught anatomy, chemistry, and biol-
      other trips, contact Mary at (540) 592-3755.                                                 ogy for eight years at a local community col-
                                                                                                   lege before the birth of Daniel and now stays
                           To contact the Alumni Office:                                           home with the baby. Greg is an inpatient psy-
             Phone: (800) 487-2679 or (859) 233-8275 s Fax: (859) 233-8797                         chiatrist at the VA Medical Center in Hamp-
              E-mail: alumni@transy.edu s Web: transy.edu/alumni.html                              ton, Va.
                    Mail: 300 North Broadway, Lexington, KY 40508                                     Melinda Gute Barfield ’85, Lexington, a part-
                                                                                                   ner in the law firm of Dinsmore & Shohl,
                                                                                                   received the 2002 Kentucky Outstanding
                                                                                                   Young Lawyer Award in June. The award is
   L. Clark Taylor Jr. ’71, Chattanooga, Tenn.,   has been appointed deputy chief for pro-         presented annually by the Kentucky Bar Asso-
has been named president and chief execu-         grams and legislation for the U. S. Depart-      ciation to an attorney under 40 years of age
tive officer of Ephraim McDowell Health.          ment of Agriculture Forest Service. Prior to     who demonstrates excellence in their legal
   Roma Howard Prindle ’73, Morehead, Ky.,        her appointment, she was deputy director for     practice, devotion to the bar, and service to
associate professor of music at Morehead          strategic planning and resource assessment.      their community.
State University, has been named the first           Stephen R. Hesler ’78, Midland, Ga., is the      Gregory J. Mitchell ’86, Louisville, has been
director of the newly-established MSU Inter-      senior manager of the Lockheed Martin Cor-       promoted to the rank of lieutenant with the
disciplinary Appalachian Heritage Program         porate Business Development field office in      Jefferson County Police Department and is
located within the Caudill College of Human-      Columbus, Ga.                                    assigned to the Patrol Division, David Dis-
ities.                                               Melissa A. Penry ’78, Nashville, Tenn., has   trict, which provides police service to the
   Susan E.Yonts-Shepard ’73, Alexandria, Va.,    received the Excellence in Television Report-

Dixie Highway/Cane Run Road area.
   Angela G. Ray ’86, Memphis, Tenn., is an                      ——— E V E N T S P L A N N E D F O R ———
assistant professor in the Department of Com-
munication at the University of Memphis.
   Greg D. Belcher ’88, Apex, N.C., graduat-
                                                            Alumni Weekend 2003
ed in May 2002 with a doctorate of educa-
                                                     From parties and dinners to musical performances and sporting events, there’s
tion in leadership from Southern Baptist
                                                  lots of fun being planned for Alumni Weekend 2003, set for April 25-27.
Theological Seminary in Louisville. He has
                                                     Highlights include a golf outing and racing at Keeneland on Friday, class reunion
served as senior pastor of Covenant Baptist
                                                  receptions/dinners and the Coronation Ball on Saturday, and a closing chapel serv-
Church in Apex for four years.
                                                  ice in Old Morrison Chapel on Sunday.
   Keith W. Johnson ’88, Fort Wright, Ky., has
                                                     Saturday’s reunion receptions and the Coronation Ball will be held at the Mar-
accepted a position with the Technology
                                                  riott Griffin Gate Resort, climaxed by the crowning of Miss Transylvania and Mr.
Transfer Office of Cincinnati Children’s
                                                  Pioneer. Reunion dinners will be served at both the Marriott and the nearby
Research Foundation after 10 years of pri-
                                                  Embassy Suites.
vate practice with Taft, Stettinius & Hollis-
                                                     On this same weekend, the Rolex Three-Day Event, an international equine
ter. The foundation is a division of Children’s
                                                  competition, attracts many visitors to Lexington. Alumni are encouraged to make
Hospital, the second largest pediatric research
                                                  their hotel reservations early to be assured of their first choice. For an up-to-date
institution in the country, and, as in-house
                                                  listing of hotels with special rates for Alumni Weekend, plus additional reunion
attorney, he will manage intellectual prop-
                                                  information, visit www.transy.edu/alumni.html.
                                                     Alumni will receive an invitation and detailed schedule in the mail in late winter.
   Erin Patterson Roberson ’88 and Roy W.
                                                     Here are highlights of the schedule thus far:
Roberson ’89 have moved to Fayetteville, Ga.,
with their children, Tyler, 8, and Samuel, 5.
Roy was recently ordained into the ministry
                                                  Friday, April 25
at the Russell Christian Church in Russell,          T-Day Golf Outing, Cabin Brook Golf Course
Ky., and is minister of involvement at the           Alumni Day at the Races, Keeneland Race Course
Heritage Christian Church in Fayetteville.           Pioneer Hall of Fame Dinner, William T. Young Campus Center
Erin is an early intervention teacher at Fayet-      Transylvania Choir, Singers, Orchestra, and Concert Band Performance,
teville Elementary School.                             Haggin Auditorium
   R. Paul Guillerman ’89 and Ann Montalvo           TGIF—The All-Alumni and Reunion Kick-Off Party, Location TBA
Guillerman ’90 have moved to Pearland, Tex.
Paul has joined Texas Children’s Hospital in      Saturday, April 26
Houston as a pediatric radiologist. Nicholas,        Alumni Recognition Luncheon, William T. Young Campus Center
14, is a sophomore in high school at The Cliff-      Greek Chapter Room Open Houses, Fraternity/Sorority Chapter Rooms
wood School and Andrew, 5, attends Silver-           Alumni Seminars, Cowgill Center
lake Elementary as a kindergartner. Their e-         Class Reunion Receptions for all alumni, Marriott
mail addresses remain the same.                       Reunion classes are: 1938, 1943, 1948, 1953, 1958, 1963,
                                                      1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998
                  ’90s                               Reunion Dinners, Marriott and Embassy Suites
                                                     Robert Barr Society Reunion Dinner for classes of 1938, 1943, and 1948,
   Stephanie Miller Broering ’90 and her hus-         Marriott
band, Tom, have moved to Brussels, Bel-              Student Coronation Ball, Marriott
gium, for two years with his company,
Deloitte and Touche. Stephanie will transfer      Sunday, April 27
to New York and continue to work for Delta
                                                     Robert Barr Society Induction Breakfast, Forrer Dining Center
Air Lines, Inc. You can reach her by e-mail
                                                     Chapel Service, Old Morrison Chapel
at Stephanie.Broering@delta.com.
   Edye F. Bryant ’90, Lexington, has begun
her fourth year with Fazoli’s Restaurant,
where she is a Phase II management
intern/trainer and will soon take over the
Lexington area training class for associate
managers. She has been actively involved in                                                    s Taking a spin on the dance
Kiwanis and their high school branch, Key                                                       floor at the Coronation Ball
Club, for 10 years and has been named                                                            were Miss Transylvania and
administrator for the Kentucky-Tennessee                                                          Mr. Pioneer for 1963, Mary
District Builders Clubs, the middle school                                                        Haylee Scott Hancock ’63
Kiwanis-sponsored youth program. She can                                                          and Michael R. Mitchell ’63.
be reached at zitiedye@aol.com.                                                                   The Class of 1963 will hold
                                                                                                 its 40th reunion during
   J. Todd Clark ’90, Lexington, is vice presi-
                                                                                                Alumni Weekend 2003.
dent of Office Suites PLUS which now has
19 suites in seven states and employs four
other Transy grads: founder/owner and Tran-

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                  Making Every Vote Count
   Growing up with a Republican                                                                               “Liberal arts is a good thing
father and a Democrat mother, Sarah                                                                        because you don’t get such tunnel
Ball Johnson ‘91 listened to and took                                                                             ”
                                                                                                           vision, she said. “You don’t get on a
part in a variety of political discus-                                                                     business track and never get
sions long before she was old                                                                              exposed to anything else like you
enough to vote.                                                                                            would at a bigger university.  ”
   “I wouldn’t trade that for anything                                                                        Johnson’s international excursions
in the world, she said. “It forced me
             ”                                                                                             began after a coworker told her
to look at all aspects and make my                                                                         about his experiences observing
own decisions. It taught me that                                                                           elections overseas. In 1998, John-
there are two sides to every story;                                                                        son traveled to Slovakia, where she
you learn about them through dia-                                                                          and representatives from other
logue and research and come up with                                                                        countries visited polling sites to
what your opinions are instead of just                                                                     report on issues of integrity and
following the herd. ”                                                                                      compliance. It was Slovokia’s first
   That type of bipartisan, analytical                                                                     parliament election since the coun-
thinking serves Johnson well in her                                                                        try peacefully seceded from Czecho-
position as assistant director for the                                                                     slovakia in 1993.
Kentucky Board of Elections in Frank-                                                                         Thousands of miles away from
fort. The agency works to ensure that                                                                      Kentucky, Johnson was surprised to
the 120 county clerks in Kentucky are                                                                      hear the familiar sounds of Blue-
following state and federal voting                                                                         grass music on a Slovokian street
laws, maintains a voter registration                                                                       corner. One of the musicians
database, and drafts legislation.                                                                          explained that he and his friends had
   “Ninety percent of what we do is                                                                        discovered Bluegrass on the Inter-
compliance, Johnson said. “We take
             ”                                                                                             net and admired it so much, they
federal laws and make them into                                                                            ordered sheet music and began per-
something that the average county                                                                          forming as a Bluegrass band.
                                            s Sarah Ball Johnson ’91, center, a fellow election               Johnson’s next international volun-
clerk and the voter can understand.
                                            observer from Italy, left, and another observer from
We don’t want a Florida here.   ”                                                                          teer assignment took her to Kosovo
                                            Poland, right, proudly display their Organization for
   Since going to work for the board Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) arm                         in November 2001. During the elec-
in 1994, Johnson’s involvement in the bands while an admiring local poll worker looks on                   tion, Johnson was stationed at a
electoral process has expanded from during Johnson's visit to Slovakia in 1998. OSCE                       polling place inside a Soviet-era
the state to the international level. assists emerging governments by recruiting and                       gymnasium in Kosovo’s capital city
She’s traveled to Slovakia, Kosovo, training election observers from more established                      of Prishtina. She was responsible for
and most recently Macedonia as an countries. Johnson has since helped with elections                       not only teaching the local officials
election observer.                          in Kosovo and Macedonia.                                       the correct way to conduct the elec-
    “It was so exciting to be in a                                                                         tion, but also intervening when she
place where they’re just beginning                                                                         saw a problem. Overall, the local
to understand what a democracy is, and they’re so excited about            people were extremely dedicated and capable, Johnson said.
the first time in their lives having a say in who represents them,  ”         Visiting the ravaged city gave Johnson an understanding of the
Johnson said. “If I could just bottle that enthusiasm and bring it         Kosovars’ struggle that no news broadcast could provide. Bombed
home, it would be nice, because I don’t think people here under-           out buildings, blown-up cars, and bullet-riddled walls were com-
stand how precious it is to vote.  ”                                       mon sights. Johnson remembers one man she talked with who
   While Johnson enjoys the different facets of her career, this           had escaped an attack on his village because he was attending
isn’t what she pictured herself doing when she was a business              college.
administration major and communication minor at Transy. Johnson                                                            ”
                                                                              “He was the only one left from his village, she said. “His entire
had plans to earn her MBA and work in human resources.                     family was wiped out during one of the Serbian raids.     ”
   An internship with U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell’s office the               Johnson, who resides in Springfield, Ky., with her husband,
summer before her senior year fueled Johnson’s interest in poli-           Joseph, said she will probably stay involved in the political spec-
tics. The internship developed into a part-time job and then a full-       trum whether it be in Kentucky or some other part of the globe.
time position, which Johnson began the day after graduation. She           Working for the Kentucky board has been interesting since the
stayed at McConnell’s office for about three years until federal           2000 election because many state and federal agencies are look-
“motor voter” legislation created new opportunities at the state           ing to the Bluegrass for help.
board that Johnson couldn’t resist. While working for the board,              “Kentucky is a model state for election laws with our voter
she earned her master’s degree in public administration from the           database and top down approach, which is the opposite of what
University of Kentucky in 1999.                                                         ”
                                                                           Florida has, she said. “We’ve spoken to a lot of state and federal
   Despite the fact that her career took a different course than she       groups about how we do it here and why we do it that way.        ”
planned, Johnson said she left Transy well prepared.                                                                             - Katherine Yeakel

sy Trustee Buddy Cowgill ’65, Jay Baughman          funeral home in Monticello. He graduated          in May based on her nomination by one of
’85, Angie Key ’98, and Brian Taylor ’00.           from Mid-America College of Funeral Ser-          her students as the teacher who had the great-
    Kara Little Covert ’90, Lexington, director     vice with honors last year.                       est impact on her education from kinder-
of development at Transy, received her mas-            James M. Adams ’94, Los Angeles, will be       garten through senior year.
ter’s degree in education from Vanderbilt           completing his residency in family practice          Kristina Davis Christensen ’96, Goshen, Ky.,
University in May. She was also awarded the         in June 2003. From July until June 2003, he       is working on her master of education degree
David Jones Award for Excellence in Insti-          will be chief resident of USC-California Hos-     in interdisciplinary early childhood educa-
tutional Advancement.                               pital’s FP Program.                               tion at the University of Louisville.
    Timothy P. Sprague ’90 was named Affiliate         Mary Little Buzard ’94 and her husband,           Barton T. Hanna ’96, Paris, Ky., has returned
Relationship Manager of the Year with the           Chris, have moved to Lexington.                   from serving as a global mission intern in
Midwest Payment Systems Division of Fifth              Lory Wilson Faulconer ’94 is living in         Cape Town, South Africa, and is a program
Third Bank. Tim and his wife, Nancy Hart            Williamstown, Ky., so her husband, Keith,         associate in the Disciples of Christ Division
Sprague ’90, live in Lexington, with their son,     can work in Lexington and finish his MBA          of Overseas Ministry. Upon his return, he
Kyle, 7, and daughter, Kasey, 3.                    and she can work in Florence. She would love      spoke to several Kentucky groups about his
    Phouthasone “Phoutie”Niravong Bansal ’92        to hear from her classmates and catch up.         experiences as a social worker for the Cape
and her husband, Dhruv, have moved from                Michelle Holmes-Hassall ’94, Berry, Ky.,       Town City Mission.
one Commonwealth to another and now live            received her master of arts degree (vocal music      Tanzi D. Merritt ’96, Lexington, was recent-
in Roanoke, Va. She would love to hear from         emphasis) from Georgetown College in              ly awarded the American Library Associa-
old friends and invites any of her classmates       August. She continues to be choral director       tion’s 3M/NMRT Professional Development
to give her a call if they are in the area.         at Harrison County High School in Cynthi-         Grant, which fully funded her attendance at
    Elizabeth Grugin Scherrer ’92, Columbia,        ana, Ky.                                          the American Library Association’s annual
Mo., received her master’s degree in public            Leigh Ann Jordan ’94, Lexington, gradu-        conference. She is also working on her mas-
administration from the Truman School of            ated from the University of Kentucky Col-         ter’s in business administration.
Public Affairs, University of Missouri, in May.     lege of Law in May and completed the bar             Rebecca Yowler Butler ’97, Louisville, is
She was awarded the Stanley L. Botner               exam during the summer. In August, she            working toward her master of divinity degree
Award, which is given annually to a gradu-          began clerking at Franklin Circuit Court for      at Lexington Theological Seminary while
ate student who exemplifies academic excel-         Judge William Graham.                             serving as the youth minister at First Chris-
lence and professional integrity. She has also         Sam E. Lucas ’94, West Hollywood, Calif.,      tian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Jeffer-
been certified as an Economic Development           has been named executive director of the          sonville, Ind.
Finance Professional from the National Devel-       newly-formed Sunset Strip Business Improve-          Anne Hutcherson Martin ’97, Lexington,
opment Council and was elected treasurer of         ment District on the world famous Sunset          has been promoted to financial services offi-
the Missouri Community Development Soci-            Strip in West Hollywood. Sam served for sev-      cer for Branch Banking and Trust’s Central
ety.                                                eral years as director of public and commu-       Baptist Hospital office.
    Jill Rose Fitzpatrick ’93, Lexington, is the    nity affairs at Key Club, a prominent Los            Amanda D. McMillian ’97, Los Angeles,
plant administrative coordinator at the Jif         Angeles nightclub/concert venue, and can          appeared in her first national commercial in
peanut butter plant in Lexington. Jif was           be reached at samelucas@msn.com.                  August, making her eligible to join the Screen
recently sold from The Procter & Gamble                Jeannie S. Simpson ’94, Mountain View,         Actors Guild and expand her opportunities
Company to The J. M. Smucker Company.               Calif., graduated from Stanford University        for more roles.
Jill has worked at the Jif plant for almost seven   Law School in Palo Alto, Calif., in May. She         Carol Munson Caudill ’98, Fort Thomas,
years and also serves as the public affairs coor-   is an attorney at Morrison & Foerster, an         Ky., is in her fifth year of teaching eighth
dinator for the site.                               international law firm in Tokyo, Japan.           grade language arts at Turkey Foot Middle
    Joey A. Tucker ’93, Monticello, Ky., is a          Rhonda K. Spence ’95, Georgetown, Ky.,         School. She coaches eighth grade girls bas-
licensed funeral director and embalmer in           who teaches math at Scott County High             ketball as well as high school volleyball. She
Kentucky and manages and co-owns a new              School, received the Cardinal Merit Award         is currently pursuing her master’s in educa-
                                                                                                      tion at Northern Kentucky University. Katy
                                                                                                      Karp ’98, Georganna Speer Wheatley ’98, and
                                                                                                      Leanne Smith Field ’98 were part of the bridal
                                                                                                      party for her February 9 wedding.
                                                                                                         Jason T. Childers ’98, Lexington, has been
                                                                                                      named internship and outreach coordinator
                                                                                                      in the career services office at Centre Col-
                                                                                                         Rebecca Thompson Eilers ’98, Louisville, is
                                                                                                      the State Farm Agency recruiter for Ken-
                                                                                                      tucky. Her husband, Kevin, is a State Farm
                                                                                                         Christopher Heath Hawkins ’98, Lewisport,
                                                                                                      Ky., received his doctorate of medicine from
                                                                                                      the University of Louisville School of Med-
                                                                                                      icine in May and will begin a six year resi-
                                                                                                      dency in urological surgery with the Indiana
s These Transy graduates from the class of 1966 got together for lunch in                             University Department of Urology in Indi-
Louisville in August. From left are Larry Langan, Kelly Lannum Zaeh, Billy Reed,                      anapolis.
Steph McGann Gardner, and Bill Keeling.                                                                  Elizabeth D. Reuther ’98, Louisville, has

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                                                                                                         Lawrenceburg, Ky.
                                                                                                             Jenna Shaffer Watts ’00, New Albany, Ind.,
   Lobe wins international AOII award                                                                    is attending the University of Louisville Law
     Katherine Lobe ’02 received the Stella George Stern                                                 School.
  Perry Award at the Alpha Omicron Pi Leadership Insti-                                                      Elizabeth Ann Jonczy ’01, Cincinnati, has
  tute in Nashville in June. Only one collegiate chapter                                                 completed her first year of a master of music
  president from the United States and Canada is select-                                                 program at the University of Cincinnati Col-
  ed for this prestigious award each year. Lobe is the first                                             lege Conservatory of Music. She attended
  Transylvania AOII member and the second chapter pres-                                                  the Aspen Music Festival during the summer
  ident at a Kentucky college to receive this honor.                                                     as a mentor fellow.
     Lobe took on the leadership role of Transy’s AOII chapter during a difficult time.                      Sean C. McNichol ’01, Lexington, has been
  Two days after her installation into office, Adrienne Dantin ‘02, a beloved chapter                    assigned as a platoon leader in the 32nd Sig-
  member, lost her battle with Hodgkins Lymphoma. Despite her personal grief, Lobe                       nal Battalion, U.S. Army, in Darmsadt, Ger-
  strived to comfort her sisters and keep them united. She was instrumental in fulfilling                many.
  one of Dantin’s last requests, the establishment of a memorial fund that would assist                      Katherine J. Nelson ’01, Nashville, Tenn.,
  women who might otherwise have difficulty meeting the financial obligations of join-                   has completed her first year at Vanderbilt
  ing the fraternity.                                                                                    Divinity School. She enjoys living in the Dis-
     “In the midst of this horrific experience, Katherine’s light shined so brightly, it lit             ciples Divinity House along with Heather R.
  the path of healing for her grief-stricken sisters, said Transylvania’s AOII chapter
                                                    ”                                                    Godsey ’99 and Kara L. Kleinschmidt ’00.
  adviser Natasa Pajic ‘96.                                                                              Three more Transylvanians, Amy V. Cates ’99,
     A business administration major and music minor, Lobe balanced her AOII duties                      Stephanie B. Barger ’02, and Wilson Dickin-
  with her work as an admissions assistant and performances with the Transy Concert                      son ’02, have enrolled this fall.
  Band. She was named the band’s outstanding senior member and graduated with a                              Sara Sanders Sills ’01 and her husband,
  3.5 GPA.                                                                                               Dwayne A. Sills ’99, live in Louisville, where
                                                                                                         Sara teaches high school English at Mercy
                                                                                                         Academy and Dwayne is pursuing a master’s
completed her first year as an elementary               Michael G. Langley ’99 and Shana Stokes          in accounting at the University of Louisville.
school counselor at La Grange Elementary             Langley ’99 are happily married and living in       Jaime Vooris ’01, Erin Monfort ’02, and Dave
in Oldham County, Ky. She has also been              Glasgow, Ky. Michael is an agent for Ken-           Huckleberry ’01 were part of the bridal party
named head varsity field hockey coach at Pre-        tucky Farm Bureau in Barren County and              at their June 15 wedding. Sara and Dwayne
sentation Academy in Louisville.                     Shana is a child therapist for Life Skills, Inc.,   can be reached at saraktransy@insightbb.com
    Robert L. Shrader ’98, West Palm Beach,          in Monroe County.                                   and dasills@insightbb.com.
Fla., received his master of divinity degree            Laura Collins Leathers ’99, Lexington,               Julie Staton Pearman ’01, Lexington, is a
from Lexington Theological Seminary in               received her master’s degree in higher edu-         teacher at Stonewall Elementary School in
May and is serving at First Christian Church         cation from the University of Kentucky in           Lexington.
in West Palm Beach.                                  May and is working as the associate director            Lydia P. Wilson ’01, Carlisle, Ky., is spend-
    Kara Beth Thompson ’98, Orlando, Fla.,           of financial aid at Transylvania.                   ing the 2002-03 academic year in Avignon,
graduated from the University of Louisville             Whitney E. McCubbin ’99, Elizabethtown,          France, as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar.
School of Medicine and began her residen-            Ky., graduated from the University of Ken-          When she returns, she will resume her posi-
cy in family practice at Florida Hospital.           tucky College of Law in May.                        tion teaching French at Pendleton County
    Mandye Masden Yates ’98 received her mas-           Cara Caskey Osborne ’99, Cambridge,              High School in Falmouth, Ky. She can be
ter of divinity degree from Lexington The-           Mass., is currently a midwife at The Welles-        reached at wilson.lydia@excite.com.
ological Seminary in May and has been                ley Birth Center and a researcher at Brigham            Stella Gemma Loveland ’02, Richmond, Ky.,
appointed co-pastor, along with her husband,         & Women’s Hospital in Boston. She began             is teaching at Russell Cave Elementary School
Lee, of First Christian Church in Maryville,         studies for her Ph.D. at the Harvard Uni-           in Lexington.
Mo. Mandye had been serving as student               versity School of Public Health this fall.              Rebecca L. Sanders ’02, Lexington, is an
pastor of Bethany Christian Church in                   Derrick A. Sottile ’99, Ada, Mich., gradu-       admissions counselor with Transylvania.
Nicholasville, Ky.                                   ated from Ohio Northern University Law
    Amy V. Cates ’99, Nashville, Tenn., is attend-   School in May. During his final year, he was
ing Vanderbilt University Divinity School.           elected student bar association president.                     Marriages
    Shea Godwin Harper ’99, Lexington, has              Jennifer Dierolf Trent ’99 and her husband,         Fred Park Hadley ’72 and Holly Butcher,
started her second year at the University of         Stuart, live in Palm City, Fla. Jenny works in      May 25, 2002
Kentucky College of Medicine. She received           commercial property management and Stu-                Clifford O. Hagen ’86 and Kimberly Bick-
a student scholarship from the American              art, a 2001 graduate of the University of           nell Quinn, April 14, 2002
Stroke Association for summer research in            Kentucky College of Engineering, is a                  James Todd Harris ’89 and Indy Kennedy,
cerebrovascular disease.                             water/waste water engineer.                         March 2, 2002
    Caroline L. Kaufman ’99, Fort Thomas, Ky.,                                                              Mary Taylor Arnett ’91 and Matthew Stone,
is in her final year of law school at Northern                                                           June 1, 2002
Kentucky University’s Chase College of Law.                            ’00s                                 Elizabeth Mae Grugin ’92 and Tim Allen
Her work is being published in the forth-              Adrienne Combs Harmon ’00 lives in Har-           Scherrer, June 1, 2002
coming edition of the Northern Kentucky              rodsburg, Ky., with her husband, Wesley, and           Phouthasone Niravong ’92 and Dhruv
Law Review’s General Law issue. She works            daughter, Alexis, whom they welcomed in             Bansal, September 2, 2000
part-time as a law clerk at Sirkin, Pinales,         May 2002. Adrienne is teaching third grade             Karen Marie Mullins ’93 and Jeff Botts, June
Mezibov & Schwartz in Cincinnati.                    at Saffell Street Elementary School in              8, 2002

   Mary Margaret Little ’94 and Chris M.
Buzard, July 13, 2002                                                 Former trustee Jack Graham dies
   Lory Dean Wilson ’94 and Keith Wayne
Faulconer, December 15, 2001                         Jack Wallace Graham, a for-                              dock in the harbor of Sarasota,
   Leigh Kathryn Bowen ’98 and Brian Christo-     mer member of the Transylvania                              Fla., and transformed it into a
pher Lowe ’98, June 8, 2002                       Board of Trustees, died June 27   ,                         thriving restaurant and marina.
   Jeremy Wayne Lankster ’99 and Holly Kather-    2002. He was 82.                                               Graham was an avid support-
ine Neikirk ’01, July 27, 2002                       A native of Mt. Vernon, Ill., he                         er of Transylvania’s new Clive M.
   Carol Denise Munson ’98 and Travis Caudill,    was a businessman, investor,                                Beck Athletic and Recreation
February 9, 2002                                  and entrepreneur. During World                              Center, and the brick and stone
   Jennifer Rebekah Dierolf ’99 and Stuart Ray    War II, Graham served as a pilot                            markers that herald the
Trent, June 15, 2002                              and was awarded the Purple                                  entrances to Transy’s campus
   Dwayne Andrew Sills ’99 and Sara Kathryn       Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross, and the       were his idea. Transylvania presented Gra-
Sanders ’01, June 15, 2002                        Bronze Star. After the war, Graham               ham the President’s Award in March 2002.
   Whitney Lee Collins ’00 and James Daniel       returned to Illinois and became an active           “As a businessman, Jack had a talent for
Fouts, May 18, 2002                               businessman, opening a car dealership,           spotting potential areas for growth and
   Kimberly Suzanne Ehret ’00 and Adam Dale       building three Holiday Inns, and serving as                    ”
                                                                                                   improvement, said President Charles L.
Jones ’00, June 22, 2002                          chairman of the Effingham, Ill., industrial      Shearer. “He brought that same insight to
   Eugenia Graham Calkins ’01 and Todd            development committee that attracted the         Transylvania, where his support and input
Michael Harrison, June 1, 2002                    World Color Press plant. He later purchased      sparked significant enhancements to the
   Karesa Edwards ’01 and Eric Crockett, June     the Petty Company, which he developed            campus. ”
22, 2002                                          into one of the larger printing firms in the        Graham is survived by his wife, two
   Julie Marie Staton ’01 and John Robert                          ,
                                                  country. In 1967 Graham bought a rundown         daughters, a son, and two grandchildren.
Pearman Jr., July 27, 2002
   Stella Marie Gemma ’02 and Andrew Lee
Loveland ’02, August 3, 2002                        Catherine D. Stavros ’91 and James Heis-       couple returned to Shelbyville, Tenn., to work
   Anna Elaine Townsend ’02 and Kyle             ter, a daughter, Nina Kathryn Heister, May        at the Musgrave Pencil Factory, which
Kratzsch, August 3, 2002                         4, 2002                                           Daisye’s father founded in 1926.
                                                    Sonja Stephenson Keating ’92 and Thomas           Eudora Groves Russell ’31, Lexington, died
                                                 Edward Keating V, a daughter, Elizabeth           June 29, 2002. She was a member of Cen-
               Births                            Kincaid Keating, January 18, 2002                 tral Christian Church and the Christian
   Allen C. Garner Jr. ’74 and Ann Whitney          Emily Black Feinberg ’93 and Manley N. Fein-   Women’s Fellowship. She enjoyed writing,
Reynolds Garner ’96, a son, Andrew C.            berg II ’94, a daughter, Elizabeth Grace Fein-    painting, and gardening. At Transylvania, she
“Drew” Garner, May 20, 2002                      berg, April 13, 2002                              was involved with the YWCA, Pi Kappa Delta,
   Kathy Poe Mings ’82 and Thomas Mings, a          Stephanie Walsh Parker ’94 and Scott Park-     Chi Delta Phi, Lambda Omega, the Crim-
son, Carson Samuel Mings, May 9, 2002            er, a son, Jack Parker, August 31, 2001           son and Rambler, and the band. Among her
   James Drane Stephens ’83 and Jennifer            Duby Nagda Sharma ’95 and Sumeet K.            survivors is her husband, Arthur “Jack” Rus-
Stephens, a son, Gabriel Justice Stephens,       Sharma, a daughter, Asha Rani Sharma, June        sell ’33, and her brother Wendell H. Groves
April 1, 2002                                    25, 2002                                          ’34.
   Carla Roberts Whaley ’83 and Tony Wha-           Lee Peters Hedrick ’96 and Les Hedrick, a         Dale E. Gerster ’36, Glenwood, Ariz., died
ley, a daughter, Margaret Jo Whaley, Febru-      daughter, Emma Kaylan Hedrick, July 2,            August 1, 2002. He was a retired college pro-
ary 16, 2002                                     2002                                              fessor who concluded his teaching career at
   Carla Cornette Briscoe ’84 and Greg              Casey H. Clark ’97 and Kristie Henderson       Prince George’s Community College in
Briscoe, a son, Daniel Fielden Briscoe, Jan-     Clark ’97, a son, Camden Neil Clark, July 25,     Maryland. He enjoyed photography, model
uary 16, 2001                                    2002                                              railroads, and music. While at Transylvania,
   G. Scott Caudill ’86 and Laura Ann Caudill,      Brandon T. Franklin ’97 and Megan J.           he was a member of the philharmonic band,
a son, Jackson Cooper Caudill, February 16,      Franklin, a son, Cayden Marcus Franklin,          the symphony orchestra, and the YMCA Cab-
2002                                             June 9, 2001, and a son, Zavien Bryce             inet.
   Kimberly Watson Allen ’87 and William P.      Franklin, July 23, 2002                              Margaret “Pat” Lewis Wylie ’35, Lexington,
Allen ’91, a daughter, Caroline Summerfield         Sarah Gribbins Klucker ’99 and Robert L.       died June 28, 2002. She was a member of
Allen, May 21, 2002                              Klucker, a daughter, Ashlyn MaryEllen Kluck-      the First United Methodist Church and the
                    J.Todd Clark ’90 and Maria   er, June 7, 2002                                  Daughters of the American Revolution. At
                Clark, a daughter, Anna Riley       Adrienne Combs Harmon ’00 and Wesley A.        Transylvania, she was involved with Phi
                Clark, December 11, 2001         Harmon, a daughter, Alexis Danielle Har-          Omega Pi and Phi Mu Delta Chi. Among
                    Traci Thompson Felix ’90     mon, May 13, 2002                                 her survivors is her daughter, Mary Elizabeth
                and Jerry Felix, a son, Justin                                                     Wylie Snellgrove ’64.
                Connor Felix, May 7, 2002                                                             Helen Goodman Thompson ’37, Shelbyville,
 Anna Clark Renee Deaton Fister ’90 and                    Obituaries                              Ky., died June 24, 2002. She was retired, hav-
Kenny Fister, a son, Kristopher Fister, August      Only alumni survivors are listed.              ing been a co-owner of an insurance com-
6, 2001                                                                                            pany and an employee of DuPont and an
                                                   George H. Hulan Jr. ’31, Shelbyville, Tenn.,
   Laura Harrison Klumb ’90 and Paul Klumb,                                                        employment agency. She was a member of
                                                 died April 24, 2002. At Transylvania, he was
a daughter, Lydia Gail Klumb, August 8,                                                            the Historical Society and the Daughters of
                                                 a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity. He
2002                                                                                               the American Revolution. At Transylvania,
                                                 married Daisye Musgrave in 1932 and the

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                                              she was a member of the Chi Omega soror-          the Silver Beaver award from the Boy Scouts
     Trustee Lewis H. Ware dies               ity, the Crimson Club, and the YWCA.              and the Kentucky Admiral Award. He enjoyed
                                                 Kenneth Carl Schaufuss ’41, Dayton, Ohio,      photography, astronomy, and woodworking.
                          Lewis H. Ware       died May 2, 2002. He was retired from NCR            Millard Jackson “Jack” McChord ’66, Lake
                       ‘27, a life member     and was an accomplished musician, playing         Oswego, Ore., died July 24, 2002. He was
                       of the Transylvania    piano for many years in the Dayton, Ohio,         the former president of Adel Medical Lim-
                       Board of Trustees,     and North Fort Myers, Fla., areas. At Tran-       ited in Clackamas County, Ore., and most
                       died June 12, 2002.    sylvania, he was involved with the band,          recently worked in management at Peco Man-
                       He was 97.             orchestra, a capella choir, Book and Bones,       ufacturing in Portland, Ore. At Transylva-
                          Ware was retired    and Delta Sigma Phi.                              nia, he was a member of Phi Kappa Tau.
                       from the Ashland          Earl Bennett Wesley ’42, Louisville, died      Among his survivors is his brother, W. Win-
                       Oil Refinery Co.,      June 4, 2002. He was a Navy veteran of World      field McChord ’62.
                       where he had           War II and worked as a dentist at the VA Med-        James Denis Roche ’66, Versailles, Ky., died
been, at various times, a manager, exec-      ical Center in Louisville for 35 years. He was    July 15, 2002. He was a member of St. Paul
utive assistant, and travel coordinator.      an elder emeritus at Crestwood Christian          Catholic Church and the Irish Setter’s Club
He was a retired chairman of the board        Church. At Transylvania, he played basket-        of America. He taught computer program-
of Ashland Federal Savings Bank, a for-       ball and was a member of Delta Sigma Phi          ming at the University of Kentucky and served
mer president and board member of the         and Book and Bones. Among his survivors           in the Army National Guard. Among his sur-
Boyd County Community Chest and the           is his daughter, Nancy Wesley Clipper ’69.        vivors is his wife, Jean Hannigan Roche ’66.
Red Cross, and a former director of the          Carmen J. “Count” Biazzo ’43, Briarcliff          Barbara Stivers Rea ’67, Lexington, died
Ashland Board of Trade. He was a mem-         Manor, N.Y., died July 15, 2001. At Tran-         July 5, 2002. A former teacher and graduate
ber of the First Presbyterian Church in       sylvania, he played football and was a mem-       of the University of Kentucky School of Law,
Ashland.                                      ber of Pi Kappa Alpha.                            she became an assistant commonwealth attor-
   At Transylvania, Ware excelled in bas-        Margaret Spiegel Buttermore ’44, Mary          ney in Fayette County and later served as
ketball, football, and baseball. He let-      Alice, Ky., died August 7, 2002. At Transyl-      chief bar counsel of the Kentucky Bar Asso-
tered in the three sports all four years at   vania, she was a member of the Student Coun-      ciation until her retirement in 2001. She was
Transylvania and at various times was         cil and Women’s Lampas and president of           on the Board of Directors at Big Brothers/Big
elected captain of those teams. He was        Delta Delta Delta. Among her survivors is         Sisters, the Board of Lawyers Helping
an all-state quarterback and won the          her husband, Rodney E. Buttermore ’47, and        Lawyers, past president of the National Orga-
basketball tournament MVP award and           her brother- and sister-in-law, Harry K. But-     nization of Bar Counsels, a member of the
selection to the all-state team during his    termore Jr. ’41 and Betty Talbott Buttermore      American Bar Association Center of Profes-
senior year.                                  ’42.                                              sional Responsibility, and the Kentucky Bar
   After graduating with a degree in phi-        John K. Oram ’50, Lexington, died July 27,     Foundation, and was licensed to practice
losophy, Ware played professional foot-       2002. He was the former owner of Oram             before the Fourth and Sixth Circuit Court
ball with the Armco Steelers in Ashland       Chevy Chase Florist, where he worked for          of Appeals, and the United States Supreme
before joining Ashland Oil.                   more than 50 years, and a member of the           Court. She was also a member of Crestwood
   Ware was named Mr. Pioneer at Tran-        Kentucky National Guard.                          Christian Church. At Transylvania, she was
sy and married Miss Transylvania Mary            Marshall L. Fraley ’57, Pineville, Ky., died   president of Phi Mu, a member of the Stu-
Louise Farrow ‘26, who preceded him           May 30, 2002. He was a graduate of the Lex-       dent Board of Publications and The Ram-
in death in 1992.                             ington Theological Seminary and served as         bler staff, and vice chair of the Pan Hellenic
   Ware was a former president of the         minister of the First Christian Church in         Council.
Transylvania Alumni Association and had       Pineville for 22 years. Known as “the voice          Charles “Chip” D. Fain III ’82, Nicholasville,
been a member of the Board of                 of the Pineville Mountain Lions” for his play-    Ky., died July 3, 2002. He was a founder of
Trustees since 1960. He was awarded           by-play announcing of football and basket-        Fain, Mattingly, and Associates CPAs and
the Morrison Medallion, which recog-          ball games, he was a school board member          was a past board member and treasurer of
nizes outstanding service to the Univer-      and longtime city councilman. He was a mem-       the Jessamine County Chamber of Com-
sity by an alum, in 1967 and was induct-      ber of the Pineville Ministerial Association,     merce, a member of the Nicholasville Rotary
ed into the Pioneer Hall of Fame in           the Pineville Library Board, the Kiwanis Club,    Club, the Nicholasville Kiwanis Club, the
1999.                                         and the Interfaith of Bell County Board. He       Kentucky Society of CPAs, and the Ameri-
   “From his years as a student to the        volunteered with the Pineville-Bell County        can Institute of CPAs. Among his survivors
decades he spent as a member of the           Little League and Senior Citizens of Bell         is his son, Nicholas S. Fain ’01, and his broth-
Board of Trustees, Lewis was a consis-        County. He received the prestigious Hixon         ers Rodney N. Fain ’81 and Thomas C. Fain ’90.
tently positive force for Transylvania,       Award from the Kiwanis Club in 1999 and
said President Charles L. Shearer. “His       was the Pineville Rotary Club Man of the
varied personal accomplishments were          Year in 2000. At Transylvania, he was presi-
a great endorsement for the liberal arts
                                                                                                  s Obituaries in Transylvania are based
                                              dent of Delta Sigma Phi.                            on information available in alumni
education Transylvania offers, and his           John Floyd Joseph Jr. ’61, Lexington, died       office files and from newspaper obitu-
support of the University had a substan-      August 7, 2002. During World War II, he             aries. Please send information con-
tial impact on the students who fol-          served in the Army Air Corps. He was retired        cerning alumni deaths to the attention
lowed him.  ”                                                                                     of Elaine Valentine in the Transylvania
                                              from the Federal Aviation Agency, a mem-
   Survivors include his son, Sam Ware                                                            Alumni Office, 300 North Broadway,
                                              ber of Centenary United Methodist Church,           Lexington, KY 40508-1797. Newspaper
‘61, two sisters, and three grandchil-        a former leader of Boy Scouts of America,           obituaries with complete listings of
dren, including Susan Ware ‘84.               and the former host of the locally produced         survivors are preferred.
                                              television show Off Our Rockers. He received

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     Volleyball Is a Net Gain

     Women’s volleyball became the sixteenth varsity sport at Transylvania this fall. In the first home game, played in the
     Beck Center before a crowd of approximately 400, Transy lost a close match to Asbury College 3-2. Kristin Hodges
     is shown hitting the ball past the Asbury blockers while Liz McComb, left, and Diana Arnett (12) look on.
     Photo by Denny Bridges

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