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									Vol. 53 No. 15 May 21, 2004

                                             Elimination of football program allows
 ETSU creates new
 Department of
                                             Intercollegiate Athletics to balance budget
                                                 ETSU President Dr. Paul E. Stanton Jr.
 Allied Health                               announced during the recent ETSU Foun-
     A new Department of Allied Health       dation annual meeting that after his decision
 has been formed at ETSU that will pre-      to eliminate the football program, the Inter-
 pare students for high-demand jobs in       collegiate Athletics budget is balanced for
 the health care arena.                      the first time in 20 years.
     The department will be housed               He told members of the Foundation that
 within the ETSU College of Public and       $500,000 was returned to university aca-
 Allied Health and will oversee under-       demics in January, and another $500,000
 graduate programs in cardiopulmonary        will be returned to academics in July.
 science, radiography, dental hygiene,           This allows ETSU to meet the Tennes-
 and allied health leadership. Dr. Wilsie    see Higher Education Commission and Ten-
 S. Bishop, dean of Public and Allied        nessee Board of Regents mandates to end                             Stanton
 Health, said the unit was formed by         state support for athletics three years ahead
 combining two already existing depart-      of the THEC 2007 deadline, as well as ahead     increased about 6.8 percent since the an-
 ments, Dental Hygiene and Health Re-        of the 2004 TBR deadline he said.               nouncement of the elimination of football.
 lated Professions.                              Stanton also told the Foundation that           For more news from the ETSU Founda-
     “The programs and faculty will re-      private giving for the athletic program has     tion meeting, see pages 4 and 5.
 main the same, but we are bringing
 many of our allied health programs          Scientists earn patent for discovering method to
 under one administrative unit,” she said.
 “All of these programs were once
                                             prevent heart damage following heart attack
 taught at the associate degree level but        A major breakthrough discovery made         the cell walls of yeast cells. In their research,
 have been converted to the bachelor’s       at ETSU’s James H. Quillen College of           Williams and Li found that glucan protected
 level to better prepare students for the    Medicine has earned two researchers a new       the heart from ischemia/reperfusion injury
 expanding needs of the job market.          patent.                                         and it did so very rapidly. Other compounds
     “Soon, the department will begin the        On March 30, the U.S. Patent and Trade-     have shown to be protective of the heart,
 application process to gain approval for    mark Office issued a patent to Dr. David        but they take much longer to work.
 a new graduate degree in allied health.”    Williams and Dr. Chaunfu Li of ETSU’s               “Glucans act more quickly, which is im-
     Dr. Don Samples, the new chair of       Department of Surgery for their discovery       portant in this case because the longer the
 Allied Health, says job opportunities for   of a method to protect the heart from dam-      heart goes without oxygen, the more dam-
 many of these undergraduate students        age as a result of ischemia, which is loss of   age is likely to occur,” Li said.
 are quite promising.                        blood flow such as that occurring during a          “This is an exciting opportunity to take
     “For example, the U.S. Bureau of        heart attack.                                   basic science research and apply it toward
 Labor indicates that respiratory therapy        The discovery also provides a method        commercialization and the clinical realm,”
 is one of the 10 fastest growing occu-      for protecting the heart from reperfusion       Williams added. “Our discovery of a new
 pations for the next decade, and the        injury, which occurs when doctors attempt       method for preventing heart damage opens
 Tennessee Department of Employment          to reopen clogged arteries and restore blood    the door to many new avenues of research.”
 Security projects a 76 percent increase     flow to the heart.                                  Williams and Li are continuing their
 by the year 2006 in employment oppor-           The researchers’ work involves the use      work through a new $1.1 million grant from
          Continued on page 2                of a molecule called glucan, which is com-      the National Institutes of Health. Their re-
                                             posed of simple sugar molecules found in                    Continued on page 2
Heart research                                               NIH funds pioneering research on Chlamydia
                                                                 Nearly $1.9 million in funding from the        ceived a grant from NIH to study this exact
Continued from page 1
                                                             National Institutes of Health has been             relationship. She too found that low iron
search findings on glucan-induced pro-                       awarded to ETSU’s James H. Quillen Col-            levels inhibited chlamydial growth and
tection in the heart were published in                       lege of Medicine for a study that will fur-        caused increased production of several
Cardiovascular Research in February.                         ther investigate how a person’s iron level         chlamydial proteins and antigens.
             — Joe Smith, Coordinator                        might influence the progression of the sexu-           During that time, Raulston was the first
                   University Relations                      ally transmitted disease Chlamydia.                ever to identify some of the 900 genes in
                                                                 “For nearly a century, we have known           the Chlamydia chromosome which are spe-
                                                             that iron plays a pivotal role in human in-        cifically involved in orchestrating the re-
ETSU Accent, for and about university activities             fections,” said Dr. Jane Raulston, associate       sponse to iron limitation.
and employees, is published by News and Infor-               professor of Pathology and Microbiology.               With the new $1.9 million NIH grant,
mation Services in the Office of University Re-              “In diseases such as malaria and diphtheria,
lations. News items for upcoming issues should                                                                  Raulston will continue her research by con-
be typed and double-spaced, and forwarded to                 an iron deficiency was found to be detrimen-       ducting a careful and detailed analysis of the
Jennifer L. Hill, Coordinator, Box 70717, 300                tal to bacterial growth. These organisms –         Chlamydia iron-responsive proteins, iron
Burgin E. Dossett Hall, telephone 439-5693, e-
mail hill@etsu.edu.                                          just like humans – need iron to meet their         transporters and genetic regulatory elements.
                                                             basic metabolic needs.”                            Her laboratory is believed to be the only one
       Contributing writers this issue:                          So, does this mean that persons with
Carol Fox, coordinator, University Relations                                                                    in the United States investigating the
Kristn C. Fry, director, News and Information                lower iron levels stand a better chance            chlamydial response to iron deprivation.
    Services                                                 against these infections?                              Raulston’s research has particular sig-
Tisha Harrison, director, University Advance-                    “Absolutely not,” Raulston says. “In
    ment                                                                                                        nificance when looking at the individuals
Jennifer L. Hill, coordinator, News and                      fact, when bacteria do not have sufficient         most affected by Chlamydia. Alarmingly
    Information Services                                     iron, they become ‘angry’ and release harm-
Pamela Ripley, executive director, University                                                                   high numbers are observed among young
    Relations                                                ful substances that can be toxic to the body.”     people age 15 to 24. Women in this age
Fred Sauceman, executive assistant to the                        Interestingly, the effect of iron deficiency   group are at the peak of their reproductive
    president for University Relations                       on Chlamydia had never been examined
Joe Smith, coordinator, University Relations                                                                    years, and, because of menstruation, levels
                                                             until just five years ago when Raulston re-        of iron are characteristically low.
      Photographs by ETSU Photo Lab
Larry Smith, director                                                                                               Depending on the final outcome of
Jim Sledge, photographer                                     Allied Health                                      Raulston’s study, that could spell trouble for
                                                             Continued from page 1                              patients with Chlamydia.
East Tennessee State University is a Tennessee Board
of Regents institution. The TBR is the nation’s sixth                                                               “One of the most perplexing questions
largest higher education system, governing 45 post-sec-      tunities for respiratory therapists,” he said.     about Chlamydia in our research commu-
ondary educational institutions. The TBR system in-              Samples noted that the quality of these
cludes six universities, 13 two-year colleges and 26 tech-                                                      nity is also perhaps one of the most basic,”
nology centers, providing programs to over 180,000           educational programs remains very strong,          Raulston said. “We want to better under-
students in 90 of Tennessee’s 95 counties.                   evidenced by the fact that all recent gradu-       stand ‘why’ Chlamydia causes disease.
                                                             ates of the dental hygiene, cardiopulmonary        Despite years of research, leading scientists
            Commission on Colleges of the                    science and radiography programs at ETSU           in our field have not been able to get a full
   Southern Association of Colleges and Schools              passed their national certification program        handle on this.
East Tennessee State University is accredited by the
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association
                                                             on the first attempt.                                  “Once we know specifically how these
of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur,            This included 20 students from dental
                                                                                                                organisms trigger damage, we can begin to
Ga., telephone number 404-679-4501) to award certifi-        hygiene who passed the National Dental
cate, associate, bachelor’s, master’s, educational spe-                                                         design vaccines for therapeutic interven-
                                                             Hygiene Board Examination, 28 graduates
cialist, doctor of education, Ph.D. and M.D. degrees.                                                           tion.”
                                                             who successfully received the credential as
                                                                                                                    Collaborating with Raulston in this study
East Tennessee State University is fully in accord with      a registered radiographer from the Ameri-
the belief that educational and employment opportuni-                                                           is Dr. Ming Tan of the departments of Mo-
ties should be available to all eligible persons without     can Registry for Radiologic Technology, and
regard to age, gender, color, race, religion, national       10 who successfully passed the certified res-      lecular Genetics and Internal Medicine at the
origin, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation.    piratory therapist examination administered        University of California-Irvine.
                                                             by the National Board for Respiratory Care.            Raulston’s grant is for five years and was
ETSU makes available to prospective students and
employees the ETSU Security Information Report.                  “Students across the nation must pass          classified as an R01, the highest type of grant
This annual report includes campus crime statistics
                                                             these exams in order to become certified to        awarded by NIH for a single investigator.
for the three most recent calendar years and various
campus policies concerning law enforcement, the              practice in their profession,” Samples said.                         — Joe Smith, Coordinator
reporting of criminal activity, and crime prevention                           — Joe Smith, Coordinator                                  University Relations
programs. The ETSU Security Information Report is
available upon request from ETSU, Department of
                                                                                     University Relations
Public Safety, Box 70646, Johnson City, TN 37614-
1702. The report can be accessed on the Internet at:
                                                                              “The teeth are smiling, but is the heart?”
TBR #220-001-03 50M                                                                                                       — Congolese proverb

Jenkins, ETSU support proposed allied health reinvestment bill
    A bill introduced in Congress that would      tions in clinical laboratory science will be        “I commend Dr. Bishop for her work at
provide funding to strengthen the nation’s        needed, with 53,000 as new jobs and 40,000      the national level to take immediate action
allied health workforce is drawing favorable      to fill existing vacancies. But, of the 9,000   in addressing this issue before our health
support from the Northeast Tennessee re-          openings per year, academic institutions will   care system is further compromised by this
gion.                                             only produce 4,990 graduates annually.”         shortage of allied health professionals,” said
    The Allied Health Reinvestment Act                                                            Dr. Ronald D. Franks, dean of Medicine and
                                                      Respiratory therapists, who provide care
(H.R. 4016) is sponsored by U.S. Rep. Cliff                                                       vice president for Health Affairs. “We are
                                                  for patients with ailments such as asthma
Stearns (Fla.) and is co-sponsored locally                                                        fortunate to have also received the rapid sup-
                                                  and COPD, will also be in demand. The
by Congressman William L. Jenkins. If                                                             port of Representative Jenkins, who is eager
passed, it would make available dollars that      BLS expects employment of respiratory           to see this bill become a reality.”
could be used for a variety of purposes, par-     therapists to grow faster than the average of       The Allied Health Reinvestment Act is cur-
ticularly in the education and training of al-    all occupations, increasing from 21 percent     rently in the House Subcommittee on Health.
lied health professionals in exchange for a       to 35 percent through the year 2010. How-       Bishop anticipates that the bill will likely come
service commitment.                               ever, the number of graduates in this field     up for a full vote sometime next year.
    Dr. Wilsie Bishop, dean of Public and         fell sharply between 1999 and 2001, from                           — Joe Smith, Coordinator
Allied Health, says more allied health em-        6,062 to 4,437.                                                          University Relations
ployees are needed to assure the overall
well-being of the U.S. population.

                                                                  A Reason to Smile
    “We applaud Congressman Jenkins for
his foresight in recognizing the need to re-
inforce our nation’s allied health infrastruc-
ture,” Bishop said. “The country is not fully
aware of the extent of this shortage and the
seriousness the problems pose in years
    “This backing from Congress is a tre-
mendous investment in the health of our own
region as well as the nation.”
    In its current version, the bill would pro-
vide funding for scholarships that give as-
sistance in exchange for service in
workforce shortage locales. Money would
also be available for faculty incentives, pro-
gram development and expansion, retention,
training and other types of grants.
    Congress would appropriate the funding
to the Health Resources and Service Admin-
istration (HRSA), which would award the
money through grants.
    More than 300 disciplines comprise the
allied health workforce, Bishop said.
Among them, ETSU currently offers under-
graduate and graduate programs in cardiop-
ulmonary science, radiography, physical
therapy, dental hygiene, speech therapy and
    The push for this bill began with the
Southern Deans of Allied Health Profession-
als, which Bishop currently chairs, and with
the Association of Schools of Allied Health
Professions. Stearns’ office worked with the
Southern Deans group to develop the legis-
lation and took the lead to introduce the bill.
    “The rationale for this bill is strong,”
Bishop added. “For example, the Bureau
of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that in the                   Commencement                          Spring 2004
period 1998-2008, a total of 93,000 posi-

Foundation fares well in contributions, investment returns in 2003-04
    “Private support has always been essen-      contracts generated by faculty and staff.       largest single contribution from an indi-
tial to the success of the higher education          Further, Foundation investments have        vidual to ETSU in the history of the univer-
community, and, with the challenging eco-        yielded a $6.6 million turnaround from this     sity.
nomic times we continue to face on the lo-       time last year.                                      And, the Challenge 2000 Endowment,
cal, regional, and national levels, this sup-        ETSU Foundation dollars continually         to which alumni and friends of the univer-
port of our alumni and friends has become        improve scholarships, teaching, research and    sity may give or pledge $2,000 each, con-
even more crucial,” ETSU President Dr.           service for students, faculty and the region.   tinues to grow and serve students with schol-
Paul E. Stanton Jr. told ETSU Foundation         Manahan pointed out that a total of $835,000    arships. This endowment now totals
members during the organization’s annual         in scholarships was awarded by the Foun-        $804,000 in gifts and pledges.
business meeting.                                dation during 2003-2004 to over 550 stu-             During 2003-2004, the ETSU Founda-
    “The ETSU Foundation has fared well          dents from throughout the region and na-        tion has also provided $38,000 for Distin-
over the past year, and we are most thankful     tion.                                           guished Faculty and Staff Awards, serving
for the dedication, financial savvy, and vi-         Some of these scholarship recipients are    as additional incentive for and recognition
sion of our members in backing us during         students enrolled in ETSU’s prestigious         of excellence in the classroom and in the
some particularly rough spots,” Stanton said.    Roan Scholars Leadership and University         workplace.
“I am proud to join you in assuring our stu-     Honors Scholars programs. The first class            It is important to note that one-third of
dents that this university will continue to      of four Roan Scholars graduated during this     ETSU’s faculty and staff made a gift this
enjoy the private financial support abso-        academic year, and the program will have        year to the Foundation, and their combined
lutely critical in providing an exemplary        15 students enrolled this fall. In addition,    efforts exceeded $190,000. This unified
higher education experience for each of          over 150 students have graduated as Uni-        commitment of ETSU employees will en-
them.”                                           versity Honors Scholars, including six new      able the university to more fully achieve its
    It is estimated that the university will     graduates of the James H. Quillen College       mission.
receive more than $19.4 million in private       of Medicine. Through the Honors Scholars             The value of the university’s and
annual giving by the end of fiscal year 2003-    Program, the Foundation supports some 80        Foundation’s more than 300 endowments,
2004, according to Dr. Richard A. Manahan,       scholarship recipients each year.               including the Chairs of Excellence, in-
vice president for University Advancement            Two new scholarship endowments are          creased from $34.1 million to $42.7 million,
and executive vice president of the ETSU         being established in the Foundation through     for a total increase of $8.6 million. This does
Foundation. This includes more than $15.2        a generous gift to the university from the      not include the two new Quillen scholarship
million raised by the Foundation, of which       late U.S. Congressman James H. Quillen,         endowments.
$12.3 million is in planned and deferred         who was a longtime friend and benefactor             The Foundation’s total fund balance in-
gifts, and $4.2 million from private gifts and   to ETSU. His $14.6 million bequest is the       creased by $9.9 million, from $38.4 million
                                                                                                 to $48.3 million.
                                                                                                      “Over the years, ETSU Foundation
                                                                                                 members have proven their commitment to
                                                                                                 this vital investment in our region,” said Tim
                                                                                                 P. Jones, Foundation president. “In my role,
                                                                                                 it is wonderful to see the continued involve-
                                                                                                 ment of so many and to see the difference
                                                                                                 we make together. This annual meeting cel-
                                                                                                 ebrates our overall achievement and part-
                                                                                                 nership for East Tennessee State University.”
                                                                                                      The ETSU Foundation ranks 432nd out
                                                                                                 of 716 universities reporting on return on
                                                                                                 investments in the 2003 endowment study
                                                                                                 published by the National Association of
                                                                                                 College and University Business Officers
                                                                                                 (NACUBO). With the addition of Quillen’s
                                                                                                 bequest, the Foundation would rank above
                                                                                                 an additional 58 schools at 374 of the 3,200
                                                                                                 institutions invited to participate. The
                                                                                                 NACUBO study, conducted by TIAA-
                                                                                                 CREF, is widely recognized as the industry
Secretary M. Thomas Krieger shares a lighthearted moment with President Tim P. Jones and         standard for compiling and reporting the
members of the ETSU Foundation during the annual meeting.                                                     Continued on page 6

ETSU Foundation honors university’s top donors
    At the Foundation Board of Directors
and Annual Membership Meeting on May
12, the ETSU Foundation Board honored
individuals and businesses that have shown
support of ETSU’s mission through finan-
cial gifts.
    The Margin of Excellence Award was
established in 2002 to recognize individu-
als who have “gone above and beyond the
call of duty” in supporting the ETSU Foun-
dation. This prestigious award was pre-
sented to a distinguished gentleman who
exemplifies the highest ideal envisioned by
this award. Claudius G. Clemmer, at age
93, is 10 months older than the university,
which was founded as East Tennessee State
Normal School in October 1911. Over the
decades, Clemmer and his wife, Kitty, have
supported ETSU students in education and
provided permanent scholarships for aspir-
ing teachers. With approval by the Tennes-      Claudius G. Clemmer is congratulated as the newest recipient of the ETSU Foundation’s Margin
see Board of Regents during its quarterly       of Excellence Award by Foundation President Tim P. Jones, left, and ETSU President Dr. Paul
meeting in April, ETSU named the Claudius       E. Stanton Jr.
G. Clemmer College of Education in his
honor.                                              “It gives me great pleasure to congratu-       Joining the members of the Distin-
    New members of the Distinguished            late the contributors who have been stead-      guished President’s Trust are Associated
President’s Trust were also recognized dur-     fast in their support of ETSU’s students and    General Contractors of America, East Ten-
ing the meeting. The trust is made up of more   faculty,” said ETSU President Dr. Paul E.       nessee Chapter, represented by Mark
than 720 contributors who have surpassed the    Stanton Jr. “The voluntary contributions        Wininger; Best Western of Johnson City,
$10,000 level in giving to the university.      serve as a remarkable achievement and mile-     represented by Rocky Stump and Duane
Together, members of this group have con-       stone by which we are measured. All I can       Blevins; Stan and Kitty Bunn; Dr. Ronald
tributed over $130 million to ETSU.             add is my emphatic ‘Thanks!’”                             Continued on page 6

ETSU Foundation elects 2004-2005 officers, welcomes new members
    Officers, board members and new mem-        Johnson City, is treasurer. Dennis T.           owner, Richard Diehl Inc., Jonesborough.
bers were elected during the ETSU Foun-         Powell, owner of Dennis Powell Body Shop,           The following were re-elected to serve a
dation annual board and membership meet-        LLC, Johnson City, will remain as the im-       second three-year term on the board ending
ing May 12.                                     mediate 2002-2003 past president, and           June 30, 2007: Eleanor Yoakum, chairman
    The membership of the Foundation con-       Wayne G. Basler as a past president.            of the board, First Century Bank, and mem-
sists of 300 individuals from nine states and       Donald R. Raber, president, Aldebaran       ber of the Tennessee Higher Education Com-
throughout the region who devote their time     Financial Inc., Kingsport, continues as chair   mission, Powell; Odie Major, president,
and financial resources to the continuous       of the Investment Committee for the Foun-       SunTrust Bank, Johnson City; D. Roger
improvement of educational opportunities        dation.                                         Kennedy, former president and CEO, AFG
at ETSU.                                            Stuart E. Wood Jr., president, Holston      Industries Inc., Jonesborough; Dale
    The Foundation elected officers to serve    Distributing Co., Johnson City, will serve      Keasling, president, Home Federal Bank,
from July 1, 2004, through June 30, 2005.       as chair of the Planned Giving Committee.       Knoxville; and Kenneth Simonds, chair-
For the second year, Tim P. Jones, former           The following were elected to serve a       man of the board, MasPar Computer Corp.,
general manager and vice president of Press     first three-year term on the board of direc-    Indian Wells, Calif.
Inc., Johnson City, was elected president,      tors ending June 30, 2007: Keith Wilson,            Also nominated to serve the remainder
and Leslie Parks Pope, chairman, The Parks      publisher, Kingsport Times-News,                of a three-year term on the board is Dr.
Group, LLC, Johnson City, was elected vice      Kingsport; Art Powers, publisher, Johnson       Roberta T. Herrin, director of ETSU’s
president and continues as Tennessee Board      City Press, Johnson City; Scott Niswonger,      Center for Appalachian Studies and Ser-
of Regents representative. Secretary is M.      chairman and CEO, Landair Transport Inc.        vices, Jonesborough.
Thomas Krieger, retired business execu-         and Forward Air Corp., Greeneville;                 The following individuals rotate off the
tive, Jonesborough. Dr. Steve Conerly of        Michelle Livengood, business executive,         board this year: Louis H. Gump, C.C.
Management Services/Strategic Planning,         Winston-Salem, N.C.; and Janey Diehl,                       Continued on page 8

ETSU Foundation annual meeting
Continued from page 4
performance and management of college           ETSU’s Honorary Alumni and George L.           enlisted support in the effort to establish the
and university endowments.                      Carter Award recipients planned during         original “normal school” in Johnson City.
    Manahan further emphasized that ETSU        Homecoming festivities this October. In            Manahan expressed gratitude to the
continues to lead the six Tennessee Board       2002, a recognition wall was established to    membership for working “tirelessly to shield
of Regents universities in private giving for   honor the university’s Outstanding Alumni,     this university and Foundation from eco-
the ninth consecutive year. In fact, over the   and it is located in the lower lobby area of   nomic uncertainties that have strained the
past five years, ETSU received more than        the D.P. Culp Center. The Carter Award is      nation and our region.”
$90 million in private support.                 bestowed upon graduates or friends who             He concluded, “During a year when The
    Dr. Steve Conerly, Foundation treasurer,    have made the university “a more dynamic       Chronicle of Higher Education, among oth-
reported that the Foundation has received       and viable force in the world of higher edu-   ers, noted the impact of a two-year decline
unqualified audit reports without any find-     cation” by exhibiting “the commitment and      in giving to colleges and private schools
ings or recommendations for 17 consecu-         loyalty supporting ETSU fitting the example    nationally, you have again continued to pro-
tive years.                                     of George L. Carter,” the industrialist and    vide your leadership, loyalty, and legacy to
    Upcoming Foundation activities include      philanthropist who donated the land upon       East Tennessee State University. Our suc-
the unveiling of walls of recognition for       which ETSU now stands and who diligently       cess is a direct reflection of that.”

                                                Distinguished President’s Trust
  Kappa Delta Pi                                Continued from page 5
  receives ACE Award                            E. and Edith Johnson Carrier; Clarke Re-       clude Marc and Laura Aiken; Boone Dis-
      ETSU’s Zeta Iota Chapter of Kappa         sources Family Partnership, represented by     tributing Co., represented by Bob Sampson;
  Delta Pi, an international honor soci-        Dennis and Elizabeth Clarke; John and          Burleson Construction Co., represented by
  ety in education, received the Achiev-        Phyllis Davis; Dr. Dorothy L. Dobbins; Dr.     Tommy Burleson; Dr. and Mrs. Robert C.
  ing Chapter Excellence (ACE) Award,           and Mrs. E.C. Goulding III; Dr. and Mrs.       Patton; Donald and Sue Raber; Jeremy and
  the highest honor for a chapter of the        Arthur S. Harris; Drs. Teresa W. Haynes and    Lauren Ross; and Preston-McNees Specialty
  society.                                      R. Ben Buckner; Marie H. Hunter; Duke and      Woodworking, represented by Sam and
      This award, granted for the biennial      Maggie Ingram; Johnson City New Car and        David Preston.
  period 2001-2003, is the second ACE           Truck Dealer Association, represented by           The Silver Society honors donors whose
  Award for the chapter, which also won         A.R. “Freddy” Gonzalez; Dr. and Mrs. Jay       cumulative contributions have exceeded
  for the 1999-2001 biennial period.            Mehta; Thomas J. and Jean Merson;              $100,000. New members are Estate of
      The ACE Award program, estab-                 Mooneyhan Family Foundation, repre-        Winifred S. Coleman, represented by R.
  lished in 1995, recognizes superior           sented by Ann Mooneyhan Utter;                 Douglas Coleman; Ken and Carole Ross; In
  chapters that support the society’s mis-      MountaiNet Inc., represented by Ray Blair;     Memory of Dr. Dillard M. Sholes Jr. and
  sion and strategic goals.                     Stephen A. Patrick; Jo Anne Paty Bullington    Mattie E. Sholes, represented by Susan
      The Zeta Iota Chapter’s ACE Award         and John A. Bullington; Procter and Gamble
                                                                                               Sholes Kelly and Dillard Sholes III; In
  was one of 32 presented. The chapter          Pharmaceuticals, represented by Bill
                                                                                               Memory of Dr. Kenneth Smith, represented
  was cited for achievement in the areas        Darden; QTC Management Inc.; Dr. John
                                                                                               by Linda Kelley Smith; and ETSU Presi-
  of recognition; ideals, practices, inquiry    V. Quigley and Sandy F. Greer; David and
                                                                                               dent Dr. Paul Stanton and his wife, Nancy,
  and reflection; professional and lead-        Karen Sells; Dr. Dorman G. Jr. and Betty
                                                                                               who moved from the Bronze Society to the
  ership development; and fellowship.           Stout; Stan and Pam Vermillion; Dr. Will-
                                                iam A. and Marcy Walker; Mrs. Hersel Wid-      Silver Society.
  Members “have demonstrated the pas-
                                                ener; and Duane A. Williams.                       The Platinum Society honors donors for
  sion, hard work and dedication needed
                                                    Many other donors were added or moved      cumulative contributions of from $1 million
  in our teachers.”
                                                to the next giving level on the ETSU Wall      to $5 million. Platinum Society members
      ETSU members attending the
                                                of Honor located on the second floor of        recognized at the $1 million level include
  awards ceremony during Kappa Delta
                                                Burgin E. Dossett Hall, the university’s ad-   J.W. “Bill” and Pearl Carrier, Tim and Valda
  Pi’s 44th biennial convocation in St.
                                                ministration building. This wall features      Jones, and the Clemmers, who moved from
  Louis were Chris Loveday, counselor,
  and Sheila Smith and Lynn Shurtleff,          engraved portraits of ETSU’s President’s       the Gold Society to the Platinum Society.
  co-presidents.                                Society members in recognition of signifi-         With the support of friends and alumni
      The chapter presented the ACE             cant lifelong contributions to the ETSU        of the university, the ETSU Foundation con-
  Award to Dr. Hal Knight, dean of              Foundation.                                    tinues to assist students and faculty with
  ETSU’s Claudius G. Clemmer College                The Bronze Society represents donors       ever-growing financial needs, and apprecia-
  of Education, during the organization’s       who have made cumulative gifts of more         tion was expressed to these generous sup-
  spring initiation and meeting.                than $50,000 to ETSU. New members in-          porters of ETSU.

Hull receives SECAC Award for Excellence in Teaching
    Dr. Vida J. Hull, an associate professor    during that time has been instrumental in            Hull, who joined the ETSU faculty in
in ETSU’s Department of Art and Design,         fashioning nothing less than a quiet but com-    1986, earned her B.A. from Rollins College,
received the 2003 Southeastern College Art      plete revolution in our art history program.     her M.A. from The Ohio State University
Conference (SECAC) Award for Excellence         . . . (She helped) move the program from its     and her Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr College.
in Teaching during the organization’s annual    service orientation to a significant major at        SECAC, a nonprofit organization, pro-
meeting in Raleigh, N.C.                        both the undergraduate and graduate levels.”     motes art in higher education through co-
    “Your dedication to the instruction of            Former department chair Ralph Slatton
                                                                                                 operation among teachers and administra-
students is exemplary and we are pleased to     pointed out that “she was the first in our
                                                                                                 tors in universities, colleges, junior colleges,
hold you up as a model for excellence in the    department to provide a class Web site, con-
                                                                                                 professional art schools and museums who
classroom and studio,” wrote Dr. Donald         taining study materials, online quizzes, and
Van Horn, SECAC vice president and dean         interactive communications through Black-        are concerned with the development of art
of the College of Fine Arts at Marshall Uni-    board. She was also the first of our faculty     in their respective institutions and the com-
versity, in a congratulatory letter to Hull.    to develop PowerPoint material for her lec-      munities they serve. The 2003 SECAC an-
    In his letter nominating her for this       tures and transfer slide images to digital.”     nual conference was a joint meeting with
award, David Logan, ETSU professor of Art             Hull also developed writing intensive      the Tri-State Sculptors Educational Associa-
and Design, wrote, “Dr. Hull has been our       course offerings, special topics classes and     tion and was hosted by North Carolina State
colleague for nearly a decade and a half, and   a research methods course for art historians.    University and Meredith College.

Local Jewish artifacts, photography and ceramics on display at Reece
    Three free public exhibits are currently    other items that are part of daily, weekly and        “Being Here: Recent and Past Photo-
on display at the Reece Museum:                 yearly Jewish ritual life.                       graphs of Mike Smith” will be on display
    “B’nai Sholom: 100 Years of Jewish              “Gas-Fired/Wood-Fired: Kilns, Fire,          through July 11. Smith has been a member
Life in the Tri-Cities,” which continues        and Ceramic Expression” will be on dis-          of the faculty of the ETSU Department of
through May 23, presents photographs,           play through June 30 in conjunction with a       Art and Design for 23 years. This exhibit is
synagogue documents, Jewish artifacts from      pre-summer Kiln-Building Seminar spon-           being held in conjunction with the publica-
the original synagogue in Bristol, Va., and     sored by the Department of Art and Design        tion of his first book, You’re Not from
the current facility in Blountville, and Jew-   and Office of Professional Development.          Around Here (Center for American Places
ish religious items from present and former     This exhibit features work by 30 significant     and Columbia College Chicago, 2004).
members of the B’nai Sholom Congrega-           clay artists who fire their kilns using wood     Smith’s photographs are held in many pub-
tion, the only Jewish congregation between      or gas and illustrates differences in the clay   lic and private collections, including those
Roanoke, Va., and Knoxville, which is cel-      work created in each fuel firing method.         at the Museum of Modern Art and the Met-
ebrating its centennial. Menorahs – both the    Sponsored through a contribution from Gen-       ropolitan Museum. In 2001, he received a
nine-branched Hanukkah menorah and the          eral Shale, Johnson City, it is co-curated by    John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship Award
seven-branched menorah that is the most         wood fire artist Chuck Hindes of the Uni-        to support his proposal to photograph rural
ancient of recognizable Jewish symbols –        versity of Iowa and master kiln-builder          Appalachia.
take their place among kippot (yarmulkes        Tracy Dotson of Penland, N.C., along with            Museum hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon-
or skullcaps), mezzuzas, prayerbooks,           Blair White, museum director, and Don            day-Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
shofars (rams’ horns), Kiddush cups (for        Davis, associate professor of ceramics in        Thursday, and 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
blessing wine on the Sabbath), and many         ETSU’s Department of Art and Design.             day. For more information, call 439-4392.

College of Nursing receives national award for practice network
    A national award has been bestowed          network consists of 10 sites that provide more   cessible,” said Dr. Patricia Smith, interim
upon the College of Nursing at ETSU – for       than 40,000 primary care visits each year.       dean of Nursing. “Students from the under-
the second time.                                   These sites include the Mountain City         graduate and graduate programs are assigned
    The National Organization of Nurse          Extended Hours Health Center, Johnson            rotations in our clinics and are also involved
Practitioner Faculties (NONPF), which rep-      City Downtown Clinic, Keystone Clinic for        in various faculty research projects.”
resents over 300 nurse practitioner programs    Women and Children, ETSU Student Health              Smith noted that the network has an an-
in the country, named ETSU the winner of        Services, Asbury Family Resource Center,         nual budget of $2 million and generates
the 2004 Outstanding Faculty Practice           and school-based health centers at Daniel        more than $750,000 in revenue while sup-
Award, recognizing the college’s significant    Boone, David Crockett and Hancock County         porting the employment of over 70 full-time
contributions to health care through its Fac-   high schools, Hancock County Elementary          and part-time Nursing faculty and support
ulty Practice Network.                          School, and Jonesborough Middle and El-          personnel. The College of Nursing was pre-
    Beginning in 1990, nursing faculty have     ementary schools.                                viously the recipient of the NONPF Out-
developed a network of nurse-managed pri-          “Our faculty are committed to providing       standing Faculty Practice Award in 1997.
mary care centers that supply health care to    health care services to at-risk populations in                     — Joe Smith, Coordinator
rural and underserved populations. Today, the   ways that are acceptable, affordable, and ac-                             University Relations

Wason to lead new ETSU Physicians and Associates rheumatology clinic
    A veteran rheumatologist from Chicago       Charles A. Stuart, chair and professor of the       cal School’s Fitch University of the Health
has been picked to lead the new Division of     Department of Internal Medicine. “Dr.               Sciences.
Rheumatology for ETSU Physicians and            Wason has been practicing rheumatology for              He earned his M.D. with honors and
Associates.                                     more than 20 years and he will be working           Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, where
    Dr. William Wason is chief of rheuma-       in close collaboration with local physicians        he remained for residency training in inter-
tology for ETSU’s James H. Quillen Col-         to provide expert care for our patients.            nal medicine. Wason completed a fellow-
lege of Medicine. He sees patients at ETSU          “He will also be a valuable asset to our        ship in rheumatology at the University of
Physicians and Associates offices in Johnson    teaching programs for medical students and          Southern California in Los Angeles.
City and Kingsport.                             residents.”                                             A founding fellow of the American Col-
    “We feel very fortunate to have recruited       Wason came from Mt. Sinai Hospital,             lege of Rheumatology, he is board certified
Dr. Wason and to expand our patient care        where he was chief of rheumatology and              in internal medicine and rheumatology by
services to include rheumatology,” said Dr.     held a faculty position at The Chicago Medi-        the American Board of Internal Medicine.

  Stanton receives                              Foundation officers, new members
                                                Continued from page 5
  Distinguished Alumni                          “Corny” Marshall, R.T. “Rab” Summers                  John J. Litzinger, president and CEO,
  Award from Medical                            and Robert E. Walters, Johnson City, and              AFG Industries Inc.; and Roy L. Harmon
                                                Gene Burleson, Atlanta.                               Jr., chairman of the board, Bank of Ten-
  College of Georgia                               The Foundation welcomed 18 new mem-                nessee
      ETSU President Dr. Paul E. Stanton        bers:                                                 Knoxville: David Farmer, tour manager
  Jr. was honored in April by his alma                                                                for country music star Kenny Chesney
  mater, the Medical College of Georgia,          Fall Branch: Rolland Boles and Sharon               Sevierville: Dr. Jack Allan Parton, di-
  with the Distinguished Alumni Award.            Boles, both retired, Eastman Chemical Co.           rector, Sevier County Schools
      The award, presented by the School          Johnson City: Lottie Ryans, Sprint; Jerry           Bayse, Va.: Dr. Ronald E. and Edith
  of Medicine Alumni Association, rec-            Brock, president, n-tara Inc.; Ruth Ellis,          Johnson Carrier, president emeritus and
  ognized Stanton for his professional            owner, Tennessee Pottery; Dr. James M.              former first lady, James Madison Univer-
  achievement. A native of Atlanta, he            Wilson, Johnson City Urological Clinic,             sity
  earned his bachelor’s degree in chem-           PC; Ann Mooneyhan Utter, Mooneyhan
  istry from Emory University and his             Foundation; John Molley, managing edi-                In addition, 12 individuals renewed their
  M.D. degree from the Medical College            tor, Johnson City Press; and Lori Cogan,          membership in the Foundation through June
  of Georgia in 1969.                             senior partner, Evergrow                          30, 2012: Dr. R. Michael Browder, Bristol;
      He completed residency training in           Jonesborough: Tobie Bledsoe, mayor,              Bob Southerland and Chuck Whitfield,
  general and vascular surgery at Geor-           Town of Jonesborough; and Homer                   Greeneville; Charles E. Allen Jr., Kimball
  gia Baptist Medical Center in Atlanta,          G’Fellers, general manager, Johnson City          Sterling, Dr. Steve Conerly, Bob Rowan
  and was named chief of the Division of          Power Board                                       and Dr. William H. Messerschmidt,
  Peripheral Vascular Surgery at ETSU             Kingsport: Gorman Waddell, attorney,              Johnson City; Fielding Rolston and John
  in 1985. After serving one year as in-          Moore, Stout, Waddell & Ledford, PC;              Poteat, Kingsport; Yolanda Hardin,
  terim dean of Medicine and vice presi-                                                            Sherrills Ford, N.C.; and Amelia Goodrow,
  dent for Health Affairs, he took the po-                                                          Wellington, Texas.
  sition on a permanent basis in 1989.            “The best way to have a good idea                     ETSU President Dr. Paul E. Stanton Jr.
      Stanton became ETSU’s eighth                is to have a lot of ideas.”                       and the Foundation Board of Directors ex-
  president in 1997.                                           — Nobel laureate Linus Pauling       pressed their appreciation to these individu-
                                                                                                    als for their support and service to ETSU.

   Staff Picnic!                                                                                         Great Food and Fun!
                                                                                                         Staff Awards Presentation!
                                                Thursday, May 27, 2-4:30 p.m.                            Door Prizes!
                                                Amphitheatre/Pedestrian Mall                             ETSU Bluegrass Band!
                                                                                                         Brad Austin, singer/
                                                Tickets available at D.P. Culp Center I.D. Office
                                                (439-8314). Cost is $3 before May 27 and $4 at
                                                the picnic.

Jenkins helps dedicate Veterans History Project at ETSU
    The process spanned two years and cov-
ered many hours of interviews with regional
military veterans. Now the Library of Con-
gress’ Veterans History Project at ETSU is
open to the public following a special dedi-
cation ceremony with First District Con-
gressman Bill Jenkins honoring the District’s
    Jenkins personally interviewed several
veterans for the project, and many ETSU
faculty and students assisted in this massive
effort to collect over 200 interviews and ar-
tifacts. A decision was made to retain the
histories within the First District by hous-
ing them in the Archives of Appalachia lo-
cated on the top floor of ETSU’s Charles C.
Sherrod Library.
    In January 2002, Jenkins invited the
ETSU Community Partnerships Program to
take part in a meeting to discuss how the
First Tennessee Congressional District could
participate in collecting interviews from the   Congressman Bill Jenkins, center, and state Rep. Bob Patton, left, speak with World War II
District’s veterans as part of the national     veteran and former prisoner of war David J. Purner of Johnson City during the VHP dedication.
Veterans History Project.
    The Northeast Tennessee region has the      Student Life and Leadership for high school        Reece Museum. The workshop emphasized
highest percentage of veterans in Tennes-       social studies teachers, and help was pro-         the value of preserving family histories like
see, and among the highest percentage in        vided to Hancock and Unicoi county schools         those of the veterans. Experts provided in-
the nation. Unfortunately, the “proud his-      so their high school students could conduct        formation while demonstrating tips on
tory, life stories and sacrifices of men and    local interviews.                                  video, audio and written methods that any-
women from these mountains” had not been            The Division of Broadcasting produced          one can use to collect their histories.
recorded previously. With the passing of so     several editions of “Appalachian Digest,” a            Faculty and staff from the Archives,
many World War II and Korean War veter-         new television magazine series, using inter-       Broadcasting, the Reece Museum, and the
ans comes the loss of their stories and an-     views of the District’s veterans and their         Center for Appalachian Studies and Services
other lost piece of Appalachian history. The    families, with some of the interviews per-         led the sessions.
Veterans History Project aimed to stop the      sonally conducted by Jenkins.                          As Behringer noted, the public workshop
losses.                                             Future activities include development          was yet another way to share the value of
    According to Bruce Behringer, ETSU          and performance of a play in Hawkins               the Veterans History collection at the uni-
assistant vice president and executive direc-   County by the ETSU Division of Theatre             versity.
tor of Rural and Community Health and           this fall, and a special display of regional           For more information about the ETSU
Community Partnerships, “Our response has       veterans’ artifacts that opens at ETSU’s           Veterans History Project, contact Behringer
built upon excellent relationships between      Carroll Reece Museum in November.                  at 439-7809 or 7807 or behringe@etsu.edu.
the Congressman’s office, veterans’ organi-         In addition to the dedication, a workshop                    — Kristn Clark Fry, Director
zations, and ETSU faculty and students with     was conducted that same Saturday at the                        News and Information Services
our Community Partners. Faculty and staff
from multiple programs and disciplines met
to generate a plan that blended community-
                                                  Learn from your failures
                                                  Oswald Avery (1877-1955) was the discoverer of DNA. DNA, of course, has had a revolu-
based student learning with faculty research
                                                  tionary impact on science and our lives since its discovery, and we are only on the threshold of
interests and service to our region.”             what Avery’s discovery could develop. The scientist worked quietly for many years in the
    He notes that ETSU activities have in-        laboratory of the Rockefeller Institute Hospital in New York City. As he worked steadily,
cluded interviews with veterans by students       many of the ideas he explored turned out to be wrong, and many of his experiments failed. But
from the storytelling and service-learning        no matter how many times he met with failure, he continued on in the basic belief that his work
programs, the Department of History, and          was important. He tried to learn whatever he could from his errors and from the failures he
the Division of Broadcasting in the Depart-       endured. He was often remembered as saying, “Whenever you fall, pick up something.”
ment of Communication. In addition, train-                                         — adapted by First Draft from Bartlett’s Book of Anecdotes
ing was arranged by the ETSU Center for

    Dr. Frank B. Williams Jr., former chair and professor emeritus              Soon after publication of a University School annual in the 1950s
of the ETSU History Department, remembers a mischievous inci-               or 1960s, mysterious things happened to a picture of “Custer’s
dent from the days when he and three other faculty members shared           Last Stand” that decorated the faculty lounge.
an office in Gilbreath Hall.                                                    Somebody had gone to work with a copy of the annual and a
    Among his office mates was Dorman Stout Sr., a fervent ad-              pair of scissors. All of the dead soldiers and Indians at The Battle of
mirer of Abraham Lincoln. Stout’s prized possessions included a             the Little Bighorn suddenly had the faces of faculty members.
portrait of Honest Abe that he proudly displayed on the wall be-                                   ____________________
hind his desk.
    One day in the early 1950s, some wag decided to play a joke                 When Williams retired from the university in 1979, fellow fac-
and put a picture of a chorus girl over Lincoln while Stout wasn’t          ulty member Tommy Copeland suggested that he learn woodwork-
looking.                                                                    ing so he could make a clock for his children.
    When his wife came by the office, she said, “Dorman, what                   Williams had never done any work of that kind, and Copeland
have you done to Lincoln?”                                                  said he literally had to hold Williams’ hands to keep him from hurt-
    Stout saw what had happened, and — quickly identifying the              ing himself. But the two men spent many happy hours completing
most likely culprit — shouted, “Williams, why did you do that?”             the project and reminiscing about life at ETSU.
    Nobody confessed, but Stout thought to his dying day that his               When the clock was finished, Copeland got the idea of having a
suspicions about Williams were correct — and it turns out that he
                                                                            dinner party and presenting Williams with an honorary degree in
was absolutely right.
                                                                            clock making. Dr. Burgin E. Dossett Sr., ETSU president from 1949
    Williams admitted recently that he committed the evil deed with
                                                                            to 1968, agreed to bestow the degree at the special commence-
the encouragement of the others who shared the office, George Fox
                                                                            ment, which was attended by several faculty members and deans,
and Emmett Sawyer.
                                                                            and their spouses.
                                                                                Williams brought the clock he had made, and Copeland pro-
   The Lincoln portrait certainly isn’t the only one that has fallen        vided a satin cover for the unveiling.
prey to pranksters over the decades.                                            After dinner, Dossett stood to give the address. “We are here to
                                                                            honor Frank for his achievements,” he said. “He is a noted histo-
                                                                            rian. He has written a number of books and articles, and is well
                                                                            known in his field.
                                                                                “It is exemplary that an authority in one field can achieve honor
                                                                            in another area of learning.”
                                                                                The president then asked Williams if he had anything to show
                                                                            the group that would demonstrate his newly acquired skills, and all
                                                                            eyes turned to the object to be unveiled.
                                                                                When Williams removed the satin cover, however, the group
                                                                            stared at not the clock he had made, but a cockeyed one. The hands
                                                                            ran backward, the case was cracked and crooked, and a piece of
                                                                            rope was nailed to the top.
                                                                                For the first time in history, Frank Williams was speechless.
                                                                                The joke, of course, had been the work of Copeland, who ended
                                                                            up taking the contraption home.
                                                                                Later, he said, a coach’s wife came to his house and asked him
                                                                            to build her a clock. Spying the cockeyed clock on a shelf in his
                                                                            workshop, she commented, “That must have been the first one you
                                                                            ever made.”
                                                                                She gave him an order for a clock anyway.

                                                                              This column is provided by the ETSU Retirees Association. Stories,
                                                                              comments and suggestions may be sent to Dr. Willene Paxton, chair
                                                                              of the Tales of the University Committee, at willenepj@charter.net.

    Dr. Mian Jiang, Chemistry, received a         Pi presented a workshop, “Shoot for the        from institutions throughout the Southern
$20,000 starter grant to fund his research        Stars,” highlighting leadership skills and     Appalachian Region in various disciplines
proposal, “New Gene Delivery Route Based          goal-setting, at the Kappa Delta Pi 44th bi-   in the natural, behavioral and social sciences,
on Electrochemical Template and Template-         ennial convocation in St. Louis. The pre-      as well as disciplines representing the hu-
Free Vehicles.”                                   senters were Christine H. Loveday, Psy-        manities and education.
    This annual award is given by the Soci-       chiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Sheila P.         Olson’s new book, The Bristol Sessions:
ety of Analytical Chemists in Pittsburgh to       Smith, Center for Early Childhood Learn-       Writings About the Big Bang of Country
an outstanding young chemist in the field         ing and Development; and Lynn C.               Music, which he co-edited with Charles K.
of gene therapy, which can be defined as          Shurtleff, Continuing Studies, Distance        Wolfe of Middle Tennessee State Univer-
the introduction of DNA into cells for the        Education.                                     sity, was recently introduced during “The
purpose of altering the course of a medical          The Zeta Iota Chapter received its sec-     Bristol Sessions Revisited,” a day-long con-
condition or disease. Such emerging tech-         ond Achieving Chapter Excellence Award         ference in Bristol, Va. that focused on the
nology offers therapeutic prospects ranging       from Kappa Delta Pi during this conference     1927 recording sessions that captured a wide
from tackling genetic diseases to slowing the     (see related article on page 6).               cross-section of the musical traditions preva-
progression of tumors. Current methods for                                                       lent in the rural mountains of Appalachia,
transferring genes rely on the use of viruses         Dr. Robert Peplies, professor emeritus,    including the first recordings of country
to deliver DNA.                                   Technology and Geomatics, and Dr. John         music’s first superstars, the Carter Family
    Jiang’s proposed research involves fun-       Nystuen, University of Michigan, co-pre-       and Jimmie Rodgers.
damental studies for a new, non-viral tech-       sented a paper at a recent meeting in Phila-
nique that may eventually result in a safer,      delphia of the Association of American Ge-        Catherine Murray, Art and Design, has
more efficient, controllable and accurate         ographers. In this paper, “The Law of Natu-    been accepted into the international resi-
gene delivery system. This will improve,          ral Wage (Frontier Wage): Geographical         dency program at the Scottish Sculpture
complement and offer alternatives to the          Implications of Johann Heinrich von            Workshop in Lumsden, Scotland. She will
current gene therapy arsenal.                     Thünen’s ‘Other Model,’” they addressed        spend three weeks in July and August work-
    Jiang was selected from among a nation-       “the significance of Thünen’s natural wage     ing on small bronze sculptures, collaborat-
wide pool of applicants and was the sole          model in light of contemporary processes       ing with other artists in residence.
recipient of the award in 2003. He is in his      of global movements of industries.”               During spring break, she took 11 ETSU
third year at ETSU and has over 70 publi-             Peplies presented a second paper, “A       sculpture students to New York City, where
cations to his credit in the area of analytical   New Call and Cause for Settlement Geog-        they visited world-class museums, galleries
chemistry.                                        raphy,” with Drs. Jerome Dobson and Matt       and sculpture collections and experienced
                                                  Dunbar, University of Kansas. The re-          landmarks like Times Square, Chinatown
    Drs. Vida J. Hull and Scott Koterbay,         searchers developed new methodology to         and Ground Zero.
Art and Design, presented papers at the           explore “building forms in relation to po-
Southeastern College Art Conference               tential catastrophic events from natural and       Three faculty members from the College
(SECAC) annual conference in Raleigh,             cultural (including terrorism) happenings”     of Nursing were honored with Nurse of the
N.C. Hull, who received SECAC’s 2003              from field investigations in six regions       Year Awards during the District V Tennes-
Award for Excellence in Teaching during the       around the world. Their research employed      see Nurses Association annual awards din-
conference (see related article on page 7),       traditional field approaches combined with     ner.
presented “Prayer and Pilgrimage: The De-         data from Geographic Information Systems           Laurie Kaudewitz and Dr. Mary Kay
votional Function of Memling’s ‘Christ on         and LANDSCAN, collecting information           Anderson, Family and Community Nurs-
the Cross’ in Raleigh” in the session on “Art     through remote sensing satellite sources.      ing, received Nurse of the Year awards in
in North Carolina Collections” and chaired                                                       Teaching and Research, respectively, and
the session, “Master and Pupil.” Koterbay             Dr. Ted Olson, director, Appalachian,      Peggy McConnell, Adult Nursing, received
presented “Panofsky After Lacan – Disfig-         Scottish and Irish Studies, gave a presenta-   the Nurse of the Year Award in Service.
uring/Re-embodying Momentary Renascent            tion, “Reviving Tradition after the Millen-
Measures” in the session on “The Art of Art-      nium: Recent Efforts to Study and Celebrate        Dr. Delbert L. Hall, Communication,
Historical Description.”                          Appalachian Folk Culture,” at the 11th an-     has been selected as one of 25 participants
                                                  nual Blue Ridge Undergraduate Research         in the National Endowment for the Humani-
   Three ETSU employees who are mem-              Conference at Milligan College. This con-      ties’ summer institute on “Shakespeare’s
bers of the Zeta Iota Chapter of Kappa Delta      ference highlights undergraduate research                 Continued on page 12

                                                   ETSU establishes lectureship endowment
                                                   in memory of Dr. Booney Vance
                                                       Known to most everyone as “Booney,”        professor and chair of Psychiatry and Be-
Continued from page 11                             the late Dr. Hubert Vance is being remem-      havioral Sciences at the James H. Quillen
                                                   bered by his family, friends, and colleagues   College of Medicine. “He worked hard to
Playhouses Inside and Out.”                        through a new lecture series at ETSU.          do good for others and would often ask
    The first three weeks of this institute will       The Dr. Hubert R. “Booney” Vance Me-       people how he might be of help to them.
be held at the Shenandoah Shakespeare in           morial Lectureship Series Endowment has            “Though Booney will never be forgot-
Staunton, Va. During this time, participants       been established in honor of Vance, who        ten, this lecture series is just one way we
will attend lectures exploring the theory that     passed away on Jan. 7, 2004, after a battle    can honor his memory by bringing noted
Shakespeare wrote plays for specific spaces,       with idiopathic cardiomyopathy. The en-        scholars, just like him, to our campus who
such as the Globe and the Blackfriars. They        dowment, in the ETSU Foundation, will          will engage our intellectual curiosity and
will study Renaissance drama, staging,             bring nationally recognized experts to the     further the education and knowledge of his
troupes and architecture.                          campus annually to present on current is-      colleagues, friends, and the students to
    The final 15 days of the institute will be     sues in the field of psychiatry and behav-     whom he was dedicated and truly loved
conducted in London, England, where par-           ioral sciences.
ticipants will attend lectures and perfor-                                                        teaching.”
                                                       Prior to his death, Vance was a faculty        He was an active member of Sinking
mances at Shakespeare’s Globe.                     member in the Psychiatry and Behavioral
                                                                                                  Creek Baptist Church as a deacon and Sun-
                                                   Sciences, where he specialized in learning
Sponsored Programs Report                                                                         day school teacher. Vance’s survivors in-
                                                   disorders and the care of older adults with
     The following project proposals and con-                                                     clude his wife, Sandra Barlow Vance, two
tracts by ETSU personnel have been selected                                                       daughters, two granddaughters, three broth-
                                                       In recent years, Vance had been instru-
for funding:                                       mental in establishing a partnership between   ers, and many close friends and family.
   “Reaching Out to High-Risk Moms and             the College of Medicine and the people of          Tax-deductible donations to the ETSU
Their Unborn Babies” by Dr. Raymond                several countries in the Middle East for the   Foundation for the Dr. Hubert R. “Booney”
Feierabend, Family Medicine, for $17,156           improvement of health care. He had also        Vance Memorial Lectureship Series Endow-
from the March of Dimes.                           published a number of peer-reviewed jour-      ment are being accepted by contacting Uni-
  “Heatbeam Dolorimeter: Clinical Deploy-          nal articles and books and had spoken          versity Advancement at 439-4242 or Box
ment Program” by Dr. Peter Frizzell, Psy-          around the world.                              70721.
chiatry and Behavioral Sciences, for                   “Booney was a very humble man and had                        — Joe Smith, Coordinator
$51,100 from Neuroscience Toolworks Inc.           a really good heart,” said Dr. Merry Miller,                           University Relations
   “Johnson County Industrial Recruitment
2005” by Drs. Judith Hammond and Rob-
ert Leger, Center for Community Outreach
and Family Services, for $30,000 from the                       Friends of Music
Industrial Recruitment Board of Johnson
County.                                                            announces
    “The Nature and Evolution of Disks
Around Hot Stars” by Dr. Richard Ignace,
Physics, Astronomy and Geology, for
                                                       ‘Jazz at Shelbridge’
$16,420 from the National Science Foun-
dation.                                                   The ETSU Friends of Music will hold     dowment Award and the Dr. Carl D. King
   “High Resolution X-Ray Imaging of the             its second “Jazz at Shelbridge” gathering    Vocal Music Education Workshop Fund.
Interacting Galaxy Pair NGC7714/5” by Dr.            on Saturday, June 5, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.,    The Paul L. Arrington Scholarship En-
Beverly Smith, Physics, Astronomy and                with proceeds benefiting the Friends of      dowment for Music Education, a previ-
Geology, for $33,554 from NASA.                      Music 25th Anniversary $25,000 endow-        ously established fund, will benefit as
   “To Provide Services for a Clinical Re-           ment campaign for music scholarships.        well.
search Associate” by Dr. Jack Whitaker,                   This event will feature the Rick           Tickets for “Jazz at Shelbridge,”
Internal Medicine, for $67,522 from the Vet-         Simerly Quartet with Charlie Goodwin,        which includes a light brunch, are $40
erans Affairs Biomedical Research Corp.              Fred Goodwin, and Rande Sanderbeck           per person, and reservations must be
   “Tennessee Campus Connection” by Dr.              along with David Champouillon and the        made by Tuesday, June 1. For more in-
Deborah White, assistant vice president,             ETSU Trumpet Ensemble.                       formation, call the ETSU Department of
Student Life and Leadership, for $9,975                   Fundraising efforts are focused this    Music at 439-4270 between 8 a.m.-4:30
from the Tennessee Commission on National            year on two newly established funds –        p.m., Monday-Friday, or after hours by
and Community Service.                               the Kenton Coe Music Composition En-         voice mail.

                                   2004 Alumni Awards

    The ETSU Alumni Association announced the 2004 recipients                rising through the ranks. He attained his current position in 1994.
of the Distinguished Alumni Awards, which are presented as part              In 1999, General Shale became part of Wienerberger, AG, the larg-
of the university’s spring commencement weekend festivities dur-             est brick company in the world, with headquarters in Vienna, Aus-
ing the association’s Awards Banquet and Annual Meeting.                     tria, and operations in 23 countries. He is a member of numerous
    The 2004 Outstanding Alumna is Mary R. Kensinger, who                    councils and associations in his field. Green is also active in many
first came to East Tennessee State Teacher’s College in 1932 when            professional and civic service organizations, including the ETSU
her father borrowed $75 per quarter for both her and her sister to           Foundation board of directors and the Sequoyah Council of the
attend school, hoping that future teaching jobs would help the girls         Boy Scouts of America, of which he is president. He is a lifelong
repay the debt. Later, under President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “New          member of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church and a
Deal,” the girls drew $17 a month from the National Youth Admin-             former member of the ETSU Alumni Association’s board of direc-
istration for working on campus. Mary received her teaching certifi-         tors. Green and his wife of 32 years, Karen Carden Green (‘71)
cate in 1934 and taught the first three grades at Muddy Branch, a            met while attending ETSU. They have two sons and one grand-
two-room school, for a $60 salary. She left teaching to work as a            daughter.
junior interviewer for the National Re-employment Service in                     The 2004 Awards of Honor were presented to Tammy L. Arnett,
Johnson City, signing up workers in 10 counties for the new Works            Dr. Roberta T. Herrin and R. Lynn Shipley Jr.
Progress Administration. The Johnson City office later became the                Arnett, who earned her bachelor’s degree in 1989, is human
district office of the Tennessee State Employment Service. Mary              resources director for the Technology, Information/Communications
was the first woman local office manager in the district, and possi-         and      Entertainment/Media Assurance               Practice     of
bly the first female in the state to attain that title. She organized        PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in New York City. She previously
offices in other towns, became an office manager, returned as dis-           worked for the Johnson City accounting firm of Blackburn, Childers
trict training supervisor to Johnson City, and met her husband of 56         and Steagall. Her responsibilities with PwC have taken her from
years, J.C. Kensinger, who managed the Rogersville office and                Johnson City to Atlanta, where she managed audit engagements
needed training. He disliked office work and bought a drug store,            for clients ranging from middle-market businesses to Fortune 500
and she replaced him as office manager. Later, she became head               companies and became manager of college recruiting, and on to
librarian of the Rogersville Public Library. In her 60s, Kensinger           New York as the metro regional director of campus recruiting. She
returned to ETSU in 1978 for a B.S. in History, and in 1981 re-              held a position in the firm’s U.S. Chairman’s Office and ran a man-
ceived a master’s in Library Science. Although past the regular              agement program for top U.S. clients before attaining her current
school retirement age, she became the Rogersville Middle School              position. Active in a variety of professional and civic organiza-
librarian before retiring again                                              tions, she received a Hall of Fame Business Horizon Award from
    The 2004 Outstanding Alumnus is Richard “Dick” Green,                                           Continued on page 14
president and CEO of General Shale, the second largest brick manu-
facturer in the United States with more than 2,000 employees in 11           Pictured above, from left to right, are Tammy Arnett, Dr. Roberta
states. He has worked for General Shale since earning his degree             Herrin, R. Lynn Shipley Jr., Richard Green, Mary R. Kensinger, Dr.
in business at ETSU in 1973, starting as a management trainee and            Jack Campbell, Joan Dressel, Dennis Vonderfecht and Alice Torbett.

Alumni Awards                                   ing dean at Calhoun State Community Col-
                                                lege, Decatur, Ala. He earned his doctorate
                                                                                                 gree in English from Sweet Briar College,
                                                                                                 she joined the family business and began
Continued from page 13                          at the University of Mississippi and did post-   work alongside her three brothers, John,
                                                doctoral work at Auburn University. In           Timothy and Carleton Jones. She ended her
the ETSU College of Business and Tech-          1974, he became the second president of          career as a newspaper executive for the Carl
nology in 2003.                                 WSCC, and during his years at the helm,          A. Jones Newspaper Group, working spe-
    Herrin, who got her start in Backwoods      the school has expanded to four sites, an        cifically with the Herald & Tribune and the
School, a one-room schoolhouse on Ripshin       Exposition Center and a Regional Law En-         Johnson City Press. Torbett has been ac-
Mountain near Roan Mountain, recently           forcement Academy. Campbell has received         tive in various arts, historic site and civic
became director of ETSU’s Center for Ap-        several honors, including being named in         organizations in Knoxville and Johnson
palachian Studies and Services (CASS) af-       1986 as one of the nation’s most effective       City, and currently serves on the boards of
ter serving as associate dean of the School     chief executives in higher education. He has     the Tipton-Haynes Foundation in Johnson
of Graduate Studies for nine years and as a     many community activities and board mem-         City and the Clarence Brown Theatre in
professor of English since 1976. She earned     berships. Campbell and his wife, Diane, are      Knoxville. In addition to her service as a
both her B.S. and M.A. in English at ETSU       the parents of two children. Daughter Kellie     member of the ETSU Foundation, she has
and went on to earn her Ph.D. in English        is currently pursuing a master’s at ETSU.        supported ETSU women’s athletics and the
from the University of Tennessee. Appala-           Three individuals were named Honor-          university’s public radio station, WETS-FM,
chia has been a major focus of her teaching     ary Alumni for their friendship and dedica-      chaired the Carl A. Jones Symposia on health
and research, and she chaired the CASS          tion to the university: Joan C. Dressel, Alice   care in 1992, and recently played a vital role
board of directors from 1985-93. She is the     Jones Torbett and Dennis Vonderfecht.            in the establishment of the Kathryn P. Jones
first native Appalachian to lead the Center,        Dressel came to ETSU in 1966 when Dr.        Endowment in honor of her late mother. Her
which marks its 20th anniversary this year.     J. Willene Paxton hired her as assistant dean    husband, David Torbett, enjoyed a career as
Herrin is a member of the ETSU Founda-          of women, and she retired in February 1992       a federal administrative law judge. They
tion, the Silver Society and the ETSU           after holding a variety of positions, includ-    have three adult children.
Legacy Society for her cumulative current       ing director of Housing, assistant director          During the time Vonderfecht has been
and planned giving to the university.                                                            president and CEO of Mountain States
                                                of Career Development, and faculty mem-
                                                                                                 Health Alliance (MSHA), a partnership has
    Shipley, who graduated from ETSU in         ber in Developmental Studies. In 2001,
                                                                                                 expanded with ETSU’s James H. Quillen
1972 with a degree in business administra-      ETSU honored her as the first director of
                                                                                                 College of Medicine that seeks to provide
tion after serving in the U.S. Air Force, be-   Housing by designating a new study room
                                                                                                 the highest quality of medical care in the
gan working at Bank of Virginia, now            and resource center in Lucille Clement Hall
                                                                                                 region. Several new teaching programs have
Wachovia Bank, in Bristol, Va., as a man-       as the “Joan C. Dressel Room.” The Co-
                                                                                                 been created and others strengthened, in-
agement trainee. He quickly rose through        lumbus, Neb., native grew up in South Bend,
                                                                                                 cluding pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecol-
the ranks, becoming a vice president and        Ind., graduated from Butler University and
                                                                                                 ogy, as well as the nursing, physical therapy
senior lending officer before moving to First   was a reporter for the South Bend Tribune.
                                                                                                 and social work programs. This relation-
American National Bank; he was later            She worked briefly for St. Mary’s College        ship also resulted in the creation of The
named president of First American’s Tri-        and later wrote for the Wilmington (N.C.)        Children’s Hospital, Regional Perinatal Cen-
Cities region. Appointed chair of the bank’s    News. During this time, she met “fascinat-       ter, Regional Transplant Center, and Level I
Tri-Cities advisory board of directors, he      ing personalities,” including Eleanor            Trauma Center at Johnson City Medical
provided market leadership for the merger       Roosevelt; actors Andy Griffith, Helen           Center. In the area of economic develop-
of Heritage Federal and Charter Federal into    Hayes and Kathryn Grayson; and Maria von         ment, MSHA and ETSU have partnered with
the then-First American in the Tri-Cities.      Trapp, whose family was chronicled in “The       local government to create The Centre at
When First American became part of              Sound of Music.” Dressel returned to Indi-       Millennium Park and the Med-Tech Re-
AmSouth Bank, Shipley provided leadership       ana University, earned a master of educa-        gional Business Park. Vonderfecht, who has
for that merger. His record of civic and com-   tion degree in student personnel, and was        received many major awards for his work
munity service is also extensive. He and        director of the women’s residence hall at        in health care administration, earned his B.S.
his wife Kathy have two children and one        Butler University before coming to ETSU.         in business administration at the University
granddaughter.                                      Torbett spent a lifetime as an integral      of Nebraska and obtained master’s degrees
    Dr. Jack E. Campbell, president of          part of the Jones family’s former newspa-        in business administration and hospital ad-
Walters State Community College in              per enterprise, which included the Johnson       ministration at the University of Missouri.
Morristown, is the 2004 Distinguished           City Press, the Herald & Tribune in              Before coming to Johnson City, he was re-
Alumnus in Higher Education. The                Jonesborough, the Erwin Record, the Moun-        gional vice president for Research Health
Johnson City native received a bachelor’s       tain City Tomahawk and other papers. She         Services System, a large health care system
degree in health and physical education from    followed in the footsteps of her grandfather     based in Kansas City, Mo. He serves on the
ETSU, followed by a master’s in educational     Carl A. Jones Sr., who purchased the             boards and as a member of numerous pro-
administration. He later obtained a second      Johnson City paper in 1934, and her father       fessional and civic organizations and is also
master’s in counseling and guidance from        Carl A. Jones Jr., who was its longtime pub-     a member of the ETSU Foundation. He and
the University of Alabama before becom-         lisher. After earning a bachelor of arts de-     his wife, Peggy, have two daughters.

    Older student continues long journey toward obtaining his degree
    Perseverance in the face of obstacles is paying off for Carl             diligently to work and his school – like many students, he worked
Weaver, an older student with disabilities who plans to graduate             full-time during the day, and took a couple of classes at night. That’s
from ETSU in December. So when his wife, Cindy, wanted ETSU                  still nothing remarkable. He worked on his homework until one or
President Dr. Paul E. Stanton Jr. to know just what a special man            two o’clock in the morning and then got up to go to work. I call
her husband is, she sent him an e-mail detailing Carl’s long and             that dedicated.
arduous pursuit of his college degree.                                           Then on a dark morning in January a little over two years ago,
    In Cindy’s own words:                                                    Carl had a CVA (a stroke). He was in the hospital for about a
    My husband, Carl, is an older student here at ETSU. There’s              week. The neurologist suggested that he discontinue his schooling.
nothing remarkable about that on our campus. We have many older              Carl took off that semester. He was in physical therapy to correct
students who have invested in lifelong learning.                             the left-sided weakness that he still had. What frightened me the
    He was drafted into the Army after he graduated from a high              most was that he was left with some cognitive disabilities. His
school located in rural Pennsylvania in 1967. Nothing remarkable             long-term memory is still pretty good, but his short-term is not as
about that, either. During the Vietnam era, many young men were              good as we’d like. His comprehensive skills have good/bad days. I
drafted. He decided to make the Army a career – he’d been taught             thought his opportunity for an education was over.
to love his country. Nothing specifically remarkable in his dedica-              I told him that I did not want him going to school – I thought
tion. Many young people were of like mind.                                   that the stress of working (yes, he returned to work) and going to
    Because of Carl’s field of expertise (electronics) he was consis-        school was too much for him. The thought of losing my best friend
tently on call, making it difficult to attend night classes. He’d al-        and the love of my life was very frightening, to say the least.
ways wanted a degree – as I mentioned, he came from a rural farm                 Carl thought about what I’d said – I hadn’t been too pleasant
in Pennsylvania, and he’d been interested in agriculture. His par-           about it. I’d asked him what he wanted on his tombstone – and
ents hadn’t the money to send him to school – his dad told him that          what I should do with his degree if the University were to award it
they were farmers and farmers weren’t smart enough to get a col-                                    Continued on page 16
lege education. Carl wanted to prove differently to his dad.
    As years went by, he struggled to attend enough classes to get
an Associate’s Degree. There’s nothing remarkable about that, ei-
ther. . . many young people have struggled against what seems like
insurmountable odds to put themselves through college. Several
more years rolled by, during which he worked hard and raised a
    After Carl retired from the Army, I thought he would finally have
the opportunity to take more classes and finish his degree. Carl
took off his uniform on a Friday, and went back to work at the
Army Post doing much of what he’d done in the Army, except as a
civilian. He worked with Research and Development for the De-
partment of Defense. As I mentioned, he was a Field Grade Elec-
tronics Engineer.
    As part of his job, he was often out in the deserts around El
Paso, Texas, helping to train young men and women. Not much
room for night classes when you don’t know when you’re going to
be home, but, again, that’s certainly nothing remarkable. No dif-
ferent than his life when he was in the Army.
    Now, let me tell you what IS remarkable about Carl. About
seven years ago, we moved to Johnson City. During the downsizing
of R&D during the Clinton years, Carl was caught in a Reduction
in Force (RIF) as a civil servant. Years prior we’d decided to move
to Tennessee – it’s halfway between my home in Texas and his in
Pennsylvania. We talked about it, and Carl was hopeful about be-
ginning classes at ETSU. Carl is a disabled vet – that’s not re-
markable either, and he doesn’t like special recognition as one.
But, he’s eligible to attend college under the VA program.
    At last he began school in 1998. He’d lost credit for some of his
prior courses, but that’s what happens when you can’t plan conti-
nuity in school. He’s always been a hard worker – an over-achiever               Carl and Cindy Weaver proudly display the ETSU ring
in many ways. Carl found a job at the VA and applied himself very                presented to him by President Dr. Paul E. Stanton Jr.

March of Dimes awards grant to ETSU Family Physicians of Bristol
    ETSU Family Physicians of Bristol and the March of Dimes                  MOD’s Tennessee Chapter, said a review of state and local health
(MOD) are teaming up to help women have healthier babies.                     statistics and service gaps determined that mothers and babies would
    The MOD’s Tennessee Chapter has awarded a grant to ETSU to                benefit from a comprehensive prenatal health care program that
develop a pilot obstetrical program that will provide prenatal edu-           includes education and counseling services to address individual
cation, smoking cessation classes, counseling, and other interven-            health risks of both parent and child.
tions to address biopsychosocial risk factors for pregnant women.                 “Our successful fund-raising programs, such as Walk America,
    “This educational project will help expectant mothers under-              have made it possible to support new, locally focused efforts to
stand and recognize signs of possible complications and make ap-              help babies be born healthy,” she said.
propriate lifestyle changes which will effect better pregnancy out-               The March of Dimes is a national voluntary health agency whose
comes,” said Dr. Raymond Feierabend, program director of ETSU                 mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth de-
Family Physicians of Bristol. “The curriculum that has been de-               fects and infant mortality. Founded in 1938, it funds programs of
veloped can be expanded to other medical practices across the state.”         research, community service, education and advocacy to save ba-
    ETSU Family Physicians of Bristol is an affiliation of the de-            bies.
partment of family medicine at ETSU’s James H. Quillen College                    The grant is one of eight awarded for 2004. More information
of Medicine. Feierabend says the center has a significant number              about the organization is available at www.marchofdimes.com.
of obstetrics clients, particularly among the TennCare population.                                                      — Joe Smith, Coordinator
    Terri Geiser, chair of the program services committee with the                                                            University Relations

Older student
Continued from page 15
posthumously. Carl still made the decision to return to school. We’d          long dream – a college education. But I think he’ll know all about it.
come to an agreement with the neurologist that he could attend as
long as he was in bed by 11 or 11:30.                                             Cindy Weaver adds that Carl, although willing to let his story
    Carl realizes that he has some learning disabilities. He’s learned        be told, does not regard himself as special or inspiring, rather he
to study with study-buddies. He’s asked for additional time with the          thinks of himself as much more fortunate than most veterans or
professors. He has persevered when I personally would have quit.              other stroke victims as he is not in a wheelchair, or left with a se-
    I’m proud of our University and the culture of learning that we           vere physical disability. She says “He’ll tell you that not all dis-
provide. I’m proud of faculty members who go the extra mile to                abilities are on the outside. We don’t always know what’s wrong
work with people like Carl – those students who want to learn but             with someone on the inside.”
have difficulties.                                                                She sees the completion of his degree as a credit to his determi-
    Most of all I’m proud of my husband. You will be presenting his           nation and hard work, “And also a tribute to our caring faculty and
Class Ring to him, and I’ll be there to watch. Carl will complete his         staff. Carl has identified his disability to his faculty and asked
degree in December (in the College of Business and Technology’s               them for additional help when necessary. I am glad to say that all
business management program). His dad, Franklin Weaver, passed                of them have given him time when he’s asked for assistance. Carl
away 10 years ago and won’t be there to see Carl achieve his life-            has not given in to his disability, but learned to COPE with it.”

                                                            In Memory
    East Tennessee State University extends its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of two members of
    the ETSU family.

                    James D. Bowman                                               Dr. William (Bill) Roy Mayberry
    died Sunday, April 25, following a lengthy illness.                        died Friday, May 7, after an extended illness. The
    He retired from ETSU in 2002 as vice president for                         professor of Microbiology in the James H. Quillen
    Business and Finance after 32 years in higher edu-                         College of Medicine was also serving as associate
    cation administration in the Tennessee Board of                            chair at the time of his death, having previously
    Regents system. He was a member of Gray United                             served as interim chair. Mayberry came to ETSU
    Methodist Church.                                                          in 1978. He was active in the community as well as
                                                                               professionally. Survivors include his wife of 37
                                                                               years, Jane Carson Mayberry, who recently retired
                                                                               from the university.


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