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					PRESIDENT’S Message

                      Dear Winthrop Friends:

                          Excellence. It remains the standard here at Winthrop
                      University, and this past semester we saw ample evidence of
                      exceeding that standard — in many cases through collabora-
                      tion. Consider the artists on the stage and behind the scenes in
                      such recent productions as “Oklahoma,” faculty and students
                      who share research presentations, teammates on the competi-
                      tive field of play in intercollegiate athletics — and, yes, the crews and staff whose hard work has resulted in
                      two new state-of-the-art facilities within Winthrop’s re-centered heart of campus. Quite simply, excellence is
                      expected at Winthrop, and by all accounts the university continues to deliver.
                          This spring, athletics excellence was achieved by the men’s basketball team and women’s softball team.
                      The teams each secured first-ever NCAA tournament wins which brought media coverage and national atten-
                      tion, again validating that all of Winthrop is strengthened when any part of the university achieves particular
                          You, too, believe in Winthrop’s commitment to excellence, as evidenced by the overwhelmingly positive
                      feedback received from a recent alumni survey reporting that 97 percent of survey participants described their
                      overall student experience as “good” or “excellent.” Such positive response confirms that Winthrop continues
                      to provide a one-of-a-kind learning and living experience that is second to none. I encourage you to read more
                      of the survey results found on page 18.
                          In addition to the above, I encourage you to peruse this edition’s other highlights, including stories and
                      articles on:
                          • Winthrop’s Department of Political Science and its outstanding faculty, students and alumni;
                          • The memories and reconnections made during Alumni Reunion Celebration;
                          • The strong Winthrop connection that alumni maintain through participation in a variety of
                             established affinity groups; and
                          • The accomplishments of alumni Lillian Kirby Arrants ’42, Jeffrey Coleman ’87 and
                             Julie Stortz Busha ’00.
                          Unfortunately, there is also some sad news to share, the May 16 death of rising junior De’Andre Adams, a
                      member of the men’s basketball team who was involved in a fatal car crash in Austell, Ga. Well-known for his
                      vibrant personality, passion on the court and boundless enthusiasm, De’Andre was a favorite among Eagles
                      fans, his energy contagious each time he stepped on the court. In two short years, De’Andre made Winthrop
                      a better place for his being here, a feat we all hope to achieve. We all will miss him, and his family continues
                      to be in our thoughts.


                      Anthony J. DiGiorgio
                                                                                                                TABLE OF Contents
Winthrop University
Board of Trustees

Karl A. Folkens ’78, Chair
Florence, S.C.

Kathy Hudson Bigham ’73, Vice Chair
Rock Hill, S.C.

Donna G. Tinsley, Secretary
Columbia, S.C.

Leland Cox
Greenville, S.C.

Frances Cunningham Davenport ’59
Clinton, S.C.

Larry Durham ’80, ’87
Lancaster, S.C.

Sam Foster Sr.                                2   Improving the World, One Grad at a Time:
Rock Hill, S.C.
                                                  Political Science Program Prepares Students for Lifelong Activism
Jane Lawton LaRoche ’70
Camden, S.C.
                                              6   Veteran Team Captures Records, Respect of a Nation
Glenda Pittman Owens ’59
Charleston, S.C.
                                              7   A Full Life of Service:
Janet Rice Smalley ’72                            Lillian Arrants ’42 Followed Her Heart to Benefit Others
Walhalla, S.C.

Sue Smith-Rex
Winnsboro, S.C.
                                              8   Life in the Fast Lane:
                                                  Julie Busha’s Days Filled with Racing, Running
David Vipperman
Rock Hill, S.C.
                                             10   Works of an Era:
Cheryl Fortner-Wood
Faculty Representative
                                                  Jeffrey Coleman Compiles Civil Rights Anthology
Dustin Evatt, Student Representative
                                             11   Campus News

Anthony J. DiGiorgio, President
                                             14   Development News
Kathryn Holten, Vice President for
University Advancement                       15   Alumni News
Ellen Wilder-Byrd ’88, ’94, Assistant Vice
President and Executive Director of          16   Alumni Reunion Celebration 2007
University Relations

Debbie Garrick ’87, ’89, Executive           18   We Heard You!
Director of Alumni Relations

                                             20   Groups Gather for Good Times:
Editorial Staff
                                                  Alumni Draw on Affinities to Reconnect
Monica Bennett, editor
Allen F. Blackmon ’86, art director          21   Class Notes
Jack Frost, contributing writer
Lauren King ’06, contributing writer
Judy Longshaw, contributing writer           24   Milestones
Jill Stuckey ’02, ’07, contributing writer

                                                  About the Cover
Roger Ball, Roger Ball Photography                Winthrop hosted hundreds of the Carolinas’ brightest high school students during the 31st annual
Allen F. Blackmon ’86
Rick Bowmer, Associated Press                     Model United Nations conference held March 28-30. The Department of Political Science’s Model
Worth Canoy, Vintage Photo Studio                 U.N. program has earned a well-deserved national reputation as the best of its kind.
Joel Nichols, staff photographer
Mike Olliver, Mike Olliver Photography            Winthrop Magazine is published for alumni, faculty, staff and friends of Winthrop University
Jon Silla, Jon Silla Photography
Barbara Woodel                                    by the Office of University Relations. Third-class postage is paid in Charlotte, N.C. Winthrop
                                                  University offers equal opportunity in its employment, admissions and educational activities.

                                                                                                                Winthrop Magazine Summer 2007 
 PROGRAM Profile

  Improving the World,
   One Grad at a Time
         Political Science Program Prepares Students for Lifelong Activism
                                                                     By Monica Bennett

  An exchanging of ideas and indulging in discussion were the goals behind “An Internal Conversation,” a public art piece by Stephanie Kisiel ‘05. The
  large boulders Kisiel had placed on the Little Chapel lawn served as the perfect gathering spot for faculty of the Department of Political Science. Seated
  left to right are April Lovegrove, administrative specialist; Scott Huffmon, associate professor; Adolphus Belk, assistant professor; and Michael Lipscomb,
  associate professor. Standing left to right are Tim Boylan, associate professor; Stephen Smith, professor; Jennifer Disney, associate professor; Chris Van
  Aller, associate professor; Karen Kedrowski, professor and department chair; and Melford Wilson, professor emeritus.

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                                                                                                                          PROGRAM Profile

                   s another election year approaches, debates, pundits and polls remind
                   American voters of their civic duty. While advocates for democracy in
                   action often key on voting, professors in Winthrop’s Department of Po-
                   litical Science press for broader impact. They encourage and prepare
students for lives and careers immersed in civic engagement and activism.
   “We always ask, ‘What else can you do to be involved in your community and
country, in addition to voting?’” said Karen Kedrowski, chair of the department, which
boasts nearly 150 majors and 70 minors. “Running for office, serving on an organi-
zation’s board and becoming involved in public policy also are ways to make an
impact on the world. Our goal is to produce civic-minded leaders who contribute to
the betterment of society.”

                         Faculty Excels in Teaching and Scholarship
    Through faculty experts in their respective fields and           Other faculty members use their expertise to institute
nationally recognized programs, the department has               new courses, such as an environmental politics course cre-
earned a well-deserved reputation for producing out-             ated by Associate Professor Chris Van Aller, who also serves
standing graduates, such as May honor graduate Emily             as the Model U.N. faculty advisor. Michael Lipscomb, an
Heckl. Not only a standout volleyball player who helped          associate professor, shared his passion for sustainability by
her team earn four-straight Big South Conference cham-           serving as interim director of the environmental studies
pionships, Heckl also was the BSC 2006 Scholar-Athlete           program. Professor Emeritus Melford Wilson’s enthusiasm
of the Year and a 2007 American Legion Award recipi-             for international travel and strengthening relationships
ent.                                                             with overseas counterparts led to the formation of Win-
    “The program far exceeded what I hoped for,” said the        throp’s thriving International Center.
Corrales, N.M., native. Heckl involved herself in several            Also leaders in the community, faculty members par-
departmental programs and collaborated with faculty              ticipate in a variety of boards and organizations, setting
members on research projects. “Each professor is so en-          an example of service for their students. Jennifer Disney,
couraging and enthusiastic,” said Heckl. “They’re truly          the 2007 Outstanding Junior Professor and director of the
inspirational, and their passion for research and teaching       Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, is president of
is apparent to each student.”                                    the board of directors for A Place for Hope, which sup-
    From Professor Stephen Smith, one of the nation’s fore-      ports Rock Hill’s most impoverished community. Disney
most authorities on education policy who served as an ex-        received an award for her incorporation of service projects
pert witness for the National Association for the Advance-       into classes, and she has established a reputation as the
ment of Colored People’s Legal Defense Fund in a 1999            foremost authority on women in Mozambican politics.
Charlotte, N.C., desegregation case, to Associate Professor          The department was showcased at the national level
Tim Boylan, a Fulbright Scholar and top expert on Consti-        in February, when faculty participated in the American
tution War Power and the European Union Constitution,            Political Association’s Teaching and Learning Confer-
to Adolphus Belk, an assistant professor who has become          ence. Faculty members provided a national model of how
the go-to researcher on the prison-industrial complex, po-       to combine teaching and scholarship through two work-
litical science faculty members are tops in their fields.        shops, along with discussions of the department’s emphasis
    Well versed in national and local politics, Associate Pro-   on undergraduate research.
fessor Scott Huffmon’s point-of-view often is sought out by          According to Kedrowski, the department is a success
national and regional media outlets, as is the perspective       because faculty members emphasize scholarship, teaching
of Kedrowski, whose specialty in women’s health research,        and activism. “To us, these are not separate parts of our
particularly breastfeeding rights, led to her providing ex-      lives, but the whole.”
pert testimony before the S.C. legislature.

                                                                                                                    Winthrop Magazine Summer 2007 
 PROGRAM Profile

                                                          Adolphus Belk (standing) has become a leading expert on the prison-
                                                          industrial complex, a topic that has interested him since high school. Belk
                                                          now passes on his vast knowledge of the subject to his students.

       Childhood Observations Lead to                                                      Campbell Works for Peace in
           Field-Defining Research                                                            Far Away Countries
      While growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y., Adolphus Belk Jr. soaked in              Through research and firsthand accounts, Kelly Campbell ’04 closely
  his surroundings. At a young age, Belk was struck by several observa-        monitors the daily happenings of countries in conflict for her job as a senior
  tions. Why were so many men going to prison and why were drugs so            program assistant for the Center for Conflict Analysis and Prevention at the
  available? “East New York had the highest homicide rate, and the area,       U.S. Institute of Peace.
  along with six subsections of New York City, accounted for 60 to 70              The Fort Mill, S.C., native first was drawn to the nation’s capital dur-
  percent of the state’s prison population,” said Belk. “I wanted to know      ing her junior year at Winthrop, when she participated in a semester-long
  why there were drugs and guns in these neighborhoods.”                       program that placed her in the office of U.S. Representative John Spratt,
      He pondered these questions throughout high school until a series        D-S.C.
  of college happenings helped him connect the dots.                               A political science graduate who specialized in international relations,
      As an undergraduate at Syracuse University, Belk attended a lec-         Campbell continued her education at Georgetown University, where she
  ture by political activist and professor Angela Davis, who talked about      graduated in 2006 with a master’s degree in security studies.
  mass incarceration and the prison-industrial complex. “Her lecture               Through her work with the institute, Campbell has traveled to several
  was eye-opening to me,” said Belk. “She discussed the issues that lead       countries, including Ghana and Nigeria, to facilitate workshops with mem-
  prisons to industry, such as issue-seeking politicians and rural commu-      bers of civil society on how to manage and prevent conflicts. “It is a sobering
  nities seeking to stave off poverty,” said Belk. “After years of wrapping    experience to visit these countries
  my mind around the concept, I finally had a name for it.”                    and see the effect that violence has
      One week later, Belk listened as Reverend Jesse Jackson spoke on         on people,” said Campbell. “Our
  the same subject at the Million Man March in Washington, D.C.                goal is to help prevent and resolve
  Among the sea of participants, Belk felt Jackson speaking directly to        violent conflicts while also pro-
  him.                                                                         moting stability and development
      In graduate school at the University of Maryland, College Park,          in post-conflict societies.”
  Belk delved deeper into his research while writing his dissertation. “I          Working for the institute has
  now needed to just define and sharpen the ideas. What is this complex        allowed Campbell to further
  really about? Politics? Crime? Drug control?” said Belk.                     explore interests such as democ-
      A Winthrop faculty member since 2003, Belk continues research-           ratization in Africa, as well as
  ing and teaching this subject, while publishing his findings for the         broaden her knowledge of various
  Journal of Race and Policy, and the Health Policy Institute of the Joint     countries and issues.
  Center of Political and Economic Studies. In addition to his field-de-           “I know I’m in the right field,”
  fining work, his expertise on race and politics is frequently sought by      she said.
  the media.

 Winthrop Magazine Summer 2007
                                                                                                                               PROGRAM Profile

           Vehaun Aims to Make Each
            Day Better for Rock Hill
    While the daily management of personal finances may seem daunting
to some, imagine overseeing nearly $143 million for the City of Rock
Hill. It’s just another day on the job for David Vehaun ’86, the finance
director and management services administrator for Rock Hill.
    As a political science major, Vehaun believed he was destined for pub-
lic service, a possibility that was confirmed during an American govern-
ment course. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in government
and public service, the Rock Hill native worked for the city’s finance
    After a year on the job, Vehaun decided to pursue his master’s degree
in public administration from UNC-Chapel Hill. “Even though it was
one of the top programs in the country, I knew I was prepared because of
the education that I received at Winthrop,” Vehaun said.
    After his 1989 graduation, Vehaun returned to the City of Rock Hill’s
finance office. “I honestly thought that I would work five years and move
on,” said Vehaun. “But now, 20 years later, I’ve had the opportunity to
get involved in a variety of areas such as information systems, property
maintenance and drafting the city’s operating budget.” And Vehaun con-
                                                                               Winthrop’s Model United Nations conference was the first program of its
                                                                               kind to combine the participation of college and high school students.
                                                                               Winthrop students, who serve as delegate chairs, also are enrolled in a
                                                                               United Nations course.

                                                                                    Programs Earn National Attention
                                                                                   From a three-decades-old nationally recognized student conference to
                                                                               an award-winning honor society to a first-year survey initiative that takes
                                                                               the political pulse of South Carolinians, a wide array of departmental
                                                                               programming offers valuable extracurricular experiences for political sci-
                                                                               ence students.
                                                                                   Model United Nations is a long-standing outreach program that is
                                                                               nationally known as the best of its kind. More than 450 of the Carolinas’
                                                                               brightest high schoolers recently attended the conference, where students
                                                                               actively debate and discuss current international events.
                                                                                   Winthrop’s chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science
                                                                               honor society, earns kudos for campus engagement and community in-
                                                                               volvement. The chapter most recently earned its third-consecutive na-
                                                                               tional Best Chapter Award, totaling four overall national awards, while
                                                                               Scott Huffmon received the 2005-06 National Best Chapter Advisor
The financing of Manchester Meadows, one of Rock Hill’s newest recre-
ational facilities that boasts eight soccer fields, was overseen by David
                                                                                   The department’s latest undertaking is a survey initiative designed to
Vehaun, the city’s finance director.                                           keep public policy makers in touch with the attitudes and opinions of
                                                                               South Carolina residents and those residents in touch with viewpoints
stantly seeks innovative ways to advance the city’s resources. “My goal is     across the state. The Winthrop Poll, launched in October 2006 by Huff-
to do things better than the day before,” he said.                             mon, has made headlines, most recently for the results that identified
    Vehaun also represents the city at the national level. He has served the   residents’ willingness to elect a female or African-American president.
last two years as chairperson of the Government Finance Officer Associa-           This spring, S.C. ETV joined Winthrop as a poll partner.
tion’s national committee on budgeting and fiscal policy.                          For information on recent survey results and the Winthrop/ETV Poll
    Even with a hectic schedule, Vehaun makes time for his alma mater.         in general, please visit
In addition to coordinating City Hall internships for Winthrop students,
Vehaun is in his 17th year of teaching part time for the political science        For more information on the Department of Political Science, please
department.                                                                    contact Kedrowski at 803/323-4662.

                                                                                                                        Winthrop Magazine Summer 2007 
 SPORTS Program

  Veteran Team Captures
  Records, Respect of a Nation
                                                                                             hroughout the 2006-07 men’s basketball team’s record-setting
                                                                                             season, Eaglemania swept Rock Hill and the country, setting
                                                                                             off a frenzy of national media attention in March. The team
                                                                                             made a lasting impression on fans young and old after posting
                                                                                its first-ever NCAA tournament victory against Notre Dame on March
                                                                                16 in Washington’s Spokane Arena.
                                                                                    Led by seniors Torrell Martin, Craig Bradshaw and Phillip Williams,
                                                                                the Eagles compiled one of the best records (29-5) for a Winthrop men’s
                                                                                basketball team and plenty of successes for the record books.
                                                                                    At the end of the magical season, the Eagles had much to be proud of,
                                                                                including its first NCAA tournament victory and highest-ever tourna-
                                                                                ment seeding (11th), a third-straight Big South Conference champion-
                                                                                ship, a first-ever Top 25 national ranking, an undefeated conference play
                                                                                record — one of only two teams in the nation to accomplish the feat —
                                                                                and three sellout home games, a first in the program’s 28-year history.

                                                                                A New Era Begins
                                                                                    After four years as an Eagles’ assistant coach, Randy Peele was in-
                                                                                troduced on April 16 as the new men’s basketball head coach, replacing
                                                                                Gregg Marshall who accepted a head coaching position at Wichita State.
                                                                                    Peele, a native of Norfolk, Va., is the fifth head coach in the program’s
                                                                                history. He has been instrumental in the success of the program through
                                                                                his involvement in recruiting, on-the-court coaching, instructing at prac-
                                                                                tices and scouting opponents.
  AP Images/Rick Bowmer
                                                                                    No stranger to head coaching in the Big South Conference, Peele
                                                                                served as the head coach at UNC-Greensboro, a former conference mem-
                                                                                ber, from 1995-99 and led that school to the Big South Conference cham-
                                                                                pionship in 1996 and its first trip to the NCAA tournament.
                                                                                     “Randy has been an integral part in this program’s success, and we
                                                                                believe the future of Winthrop basketball will continue to flourish under
                                                                                his leadership,” said Athletics Director Tom Hickman.

                                                                                                                                       Top to bottom, left to
                                                                                                                                       right: Torrell Martin, a May
                                                                                                                                       graduate, celebrated
                                                                                                                                       the team’s first NCAA
                                                                                                                                       tournament win over
                                                                                                                                       Notre Dame; players on
                                                                                                                                       the bench could hardly
                                                                                                                                       contain their excitement
                                                                                                                                       as the clock ticked off
                                                                                                                                       the final seconds of the
                                                                                                                                       win; and Randy Peele
                                                                                                                                       was introduced as the
                                                                                                                                       program’s fifth head
                                                                                                                                       coach on April 16.

 Winthrop Magazine Summer 2007   This page is dedicated to the memory of point guard De’Andre Adams who passed away May 16 from injuries sustained in a car accident.
                                                                                                                                   ALUMNI Profile

A Full Life of Service
Lillian Arrants ’42 Followed Her Heart to Benefit Others
By Jill Stuckey

            s a young woman, Lillian Kirby Arrants’ life followed a pattern of
            new adventures to unknown places. Taking a path that took her
            from a small farm town to the halls of Winthrop and then to serve
            her country during the height of World War II, Arrants embraced
each new journey.
    Arrants’ path began in the small community of Lynchburg, S.C., where she
grew up the oldest of four children. Leaving her home and family as a girl of
15, Arrants chose to attend Winthrop during a time when not many women
attended college. Arrants’ aunt loaned her the money to attend, and Arrants
spent four years studying history and learning to become a teacher. Her journey
to Winthrop proved to be a pioneering one for her family, as each of her two
younger sisters, Nell Kirby Player ’45 and Jean Kirby Plowden ’55, later fol-
lowed in her footsteps.
    After graduating, Arrants taught for one year in Greenville,
S.C., before realizing that her salary of $108 a month would never
allow her to pay back the debts she owed for her education. At the
end of that year, she decided to join the U.S. Navy, where she could
contribute to the war effort and earn enough to get a start in life.
    Arrants joined the Navy without knowing where she would
serve or how she would help, but she was excited nonetheless. She
was sent to training in Massachusetts, where she worked hard to
prove she belonged.
    “I worked like the dickens in class,” Arrants said. “You can’t
imagine the competition because there were girls from every state
of the union that you were competing against.”
    After training, the Navy sent Arrants to Washington, D.C., and
stationed her in communications where she began deciphering the
Japanese messages that told U.S. troops where the enemy ships were
headed. The work was difficult and involved stripping the codes from a foreign
language that Arrants did not know.
    “It was like a puzzle. The messages were not only encoded, but they were
re-encoded,” Arrants said. “Sometimes you would work half the day and not
get one word to fit.”
    Arrants served in the Navy for four years. Two years after she began her work in Washington, the war ended,             While celebrating her 65th
and she was transferred to Jacksonville, Fla., to continue her work in communications. During her service, Arrants          reunion over Alumni Reunion
                                                                                                                            Celebration weekend, Lillian
progressed from the rank of ensign to full lieutenant.                                                                      Arrants visited her former
    Following her stint in the Navy, Arrants returned to school and earned a master’s degree in political science from      home away from home
the University of Tennessee. She returned to teaching and taught history and other courses related to political science     — Withers/W.T.S. Building
for nearly 10 years before serving as a principal for three years. When her daughter was born, Arrants retired from         — where she fine-tuned her
                                                                                                                            skills as a student teacher.
teaching and embarked on the adventure of raising a family.                                                                 After graduation, she served
    Today, Arrants lives in the Lexington, S.C., house that she and her husband built together 50 years ago when            a four-year stint in the Navy.
they were just starting out. Years have passed since her days as a Winthrop girl and a Navy intelligence officer, and
Arrants, who loyally supports Winthrop through generous financial gifts, has experienced a lifetime of love and joy,
sadness and pain since then. And yet when she laughs, you can still catch a glimpse of that young girl who always
willingly embraced new adventures.

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 ALUMNI Profile

                                                    NASCAR superstar Bobby Labonte
                                                    chatted with Julie Busha before
                                                    qualifying for the NEXTEL Cup
                                                    All-Star Challenge held May 19 at
                                                    Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Con-
                                                    cord, N.C.

  Photograph by Worth Canoy, Vintage Photo Studio
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                                                                                                                                ALUMNI Profile

Life in the Fast Lane
Julie Busha’s Days Filled with Racing, Running
By Lauren King

              he loud roar from the engines is matched only       One of the
              by the cheers from tens of thousands of fans    perks of working
              who anxiously look on as drivers circle the     for NASCAR
              track at lightening-fast speeds and pit crews   events includes
service cars in mere seconds. With its deafening noise and    traveling with
heart-pumping action, a NASCAR race is an experience          the Petty Enter-
like none other for many fans, but for Julie Stortz Busha     prises team. The
’00 it’s just another day at work.                            most enjoyable
    Hailing from Sarasota, Fla., Busha came to Winthrop       cities and venues
as a cross-country/track student-athlete. With sports hav-    for Busha are
ing played a large role in her life, Busha was thrilled to    those with pic-
land, during her senior year, a valuable internship with      turesque scenery
IMG, one of the world’s top sports, entertainment and         which she tries
media companies.                                              to make time
    “This internship was one of the greatest learning expe-   to enjoy during
riences I had,” said Busha. “You can only learn so much       early morning
from books, especially regarding client and co-worker         runs, a training
interaction.” Through her internship, Busha gained valu-      requisite for her
able experience, as well as a job with the company after      participation in marathons and half-marathons. “I don’t
earning her bachelor’s degree.                                have time to run on the weekends, but I try to make time
    Currently, Busha works as an account executive for        to exercise, clear my head and relieve stress,” said Busha.
the Charlotte, N.C.-based branch of Elevation Group of            Despite the hectic NASCAR schedule, Busha particu-
Companies, a marketing firm that handles event produc-        larly looks forward to one event each year — the NAS-
tion, sponsorship planning, public relations and mobile       CAR NEXTEL Cup banquet in New York City. Each
marketing. While managing and overseeing all aspects of       December, Busha and her co-workers enjoy Manhattan,
event coordination for General Mills and its NASCAR           great restaurants and fantastic shows during a low-stress
sponsorship, Busha’s primary responsibility, she also co-     weekend. “Even though we’re still working during this
ordinates driver appearances. On a typical day, she works     weekend, it’s a welcomed change of pace from our normal
with NASCAR stars Bobby Labonte, Richard Petty, Kyle          schedule,” Busha said.
Petty and other Petty Enterprises team members.                   According to Busha, Winthrop helped her gain the
    Throughout her years in the business, Busha has devel-    knowledge and experience needed to be successful in her
oped close working relationships with many clients, and       job. In addition, she also met her husband, former Eagles’
she has welcomed many into her extended work family.          baseball player Brett Busha ’00, the vice president of op-
“I’m extremely close with General Mills’ clients and have     erations for State Line Scrap Metal in Gastonia, N.C.,
gotten to work with many wonderful people within the          during her Winthrop days.
company from all over the country,” said Busha. “General          “We’ve been married for five years, and my job re-
Mills and Elevation are not my only families, but so too      quires us to be apart often, so it’s a good thing that Brett
are the folks at Petty Enterprises. You simply cannot sur-    enjoys hunting and fishing. You can usually find him in a
round yourself with better folks. I’m very blessed to have    boat on the water or in the woods when I’m in the air or
built great relationships with them all.”                     on the road en route to the next race,” said Busha.

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   ALUMNI Profile

                       Works of an Era
                                 Jeffrey Coleman Compiles Civil Rights Anthology
                                                                                                                                      By Judy Longshaw

  Photograph by Barbara Woodel
                                                                                    dream job on New York City’s Madison Avenue awaited Gaffney,
                                                                                    S.C., native Jeffrey Coleman ’87 after his Winthrop graduation. As
                                                                                    a junior copy writer for Young and Rubicam, what was then the
                                                                                    largest advertising company in the country, Coleman worked for
                                                                        three years on accounts for Adidas, Dr. Pepper and Kodak, among others, be-
                                                                        fore leaving New York City for graduate school. “The industry wasn’t what I
                                                                        hoped for,” said Coleman, who was a communications major. “I really wanted
                                                                        to spend more time writing more creatively.”
                                                                            Today, Coleman teaches African-American literature, contemporary
                                                                        American literature, poetry and advanced composition at St. Mary’s College of
                                                                        Maryland. This is his first teaching job after earning a master’s degree in fine
                                                                        arts in creative writing from Arizona State University and a Ph.D. in Ameri-
                                                                        can studies from the University of New Mexico. Coleman loves teaching and
                                                                        learning from his students as they explore recent American historical events
                                                                        through literature.
                                                                            His latest project may be one of the defining projects for his career — gath-
                                                                        ering the poetry of the American civil rights movement for an anthology. “It’s
                                                                        never been collected in one volume,” Coleman said of the hundreds of poems
                                                                        written between 1955-75. “This book should really fill a gap.”
                                                                            He has amassed nearly 300 poems to date by such writers as Alice Walker,
                                                                        Maya Angelou, Amira Baraka, Robert Bly and Allen Ginsburg, as well as poets
                                                                        living in other countries who observed the struggle from afar.
     Below is a selected poem from Coleman’s book       The poems address specific figures, the presence of segregation, non-violent protests and the
                    “Spirits Distilled”             growing frustration of inaction. “There’s a good sense of what those decades were like,” Coleman
                                                    said. “The tones of the poems vary. Some are mournful as they talk about people who have died.
                       “Back Home”                  Some are very hopeful that progress will be made, and by the early 1970s, some are strident and
                                                    political with the rise of the Black Power movement demanding justice and faster progress.”
                                                        He expects to spend the next year finalizing copyrights for the anthology and then to work
    We would yield for railway signs                with the Duke University Press on its publication. The book is aimed for a general audience and
         Where roads converged                      for high school and college students.
         Like Confederate stars                         Even though the civil rights struggle took place 30 years ago, Coleman notes that today’s
                                                    students rarely talk about the movement. “There was the perception that it was an issue geared
      Licensed between headlights                   toward the African-American community, but it was an American cause and the writers in this
    Or at times whiplashing the air                 anthology are multinational.”
   From Gaf f ney to the Low Country                    As a frequent lecturer for the Maryland Humanities Council, Coleman finds that young au-
       In a stranger’s f ront yard .                diences forget that the civil rights movement took place during their parents’ and grandparents’
                                                    lifetimes. “They know the name Jesse Jackson,” he said of Martin Luther King Jr.’s associate who
                                                    has since run for president and remains in the forefront of civil rights. “The point needs to be
        I was a teen when I noticed                 brought home that it was that recent.”
         Who lived in those houses                      A poet himself, Coleman published a book of poetry last year. The book, “Spirits Distilled,”
           And steered those cars                   covers historical figures, family members, the war in Iraq, various forms of desire, and the art of
                                                    creating and writing.
          Impaled with memories                         His poetry and essays also have appeared in several publications, including Blue Mesa Review,
        Savage enough to help drive                 Black Bear Review, Brilliant Corners: A Journal of Jazz and Literature, Weavings 2000 and Criti-
          Generations f rom home.                   cal Essays on Alice Walker.

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         Spring Athletics Season Produces NCAA Softball
               Appearance, Tennis Championships

                  hat a spring season Winthrop’s exceptional student-athletes have thus far produced!
                  It all began with “March Madness” as the men’s basketball team claimed the pro-
                  gram’s first-ever NCAA tournament victory. For more information on the team’s re-
                  cord-setting accomplishments, please see page 6.
    The 2007 spring season also produced a first-ever trip to the NCAA tournament for the softball
team, three regular season Big South Conference championships, as well as several individual honors.
    Perhaps the biggest surprise of the spring was the stellar performance by the Lady Eagles softball
team. The team shared the regular season championship title with Liberty University and secured its
first trip to the NCAA tournament by claiming the program’s fourth conference championship. The
team advanced to the NCAA Regional championship before falling to Tennessee. The Eagles also
compiled a school-record 50 victories. The program picked up its share of accolades during the confer-
ence awards ceremony. Head Coach Mark Cooke won BSC Coach of the Year honors for the second
time in three seasons. Megan Evans, a left-handed pitcher, was named the 2007 Freshman of the Year
and Laura Hill, a May graduate who compiled a 3.88 GPA in biology, was selected the 2007 Scholar-
Athlete of the Year. Finally, eight of the team’s 10 starters were named to All-Conference teams.
    In other action on the diamond, the baseball team entered the season ranked as one of the top 30
teams in the nation by Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball. Although the team started off slow,
Head Coach Joe Hudak’s squad later rebounded with a strong showing to secure second place in the
conference standings.
    Crushing serves and powerful swings heated up singles and doubles matches at Winthrop’s Me-
morial Courts as the men’s and women’s tennis teams, both under the direction of Head Coach Cid
Carvalho ’81, captured regular season conference championships. The Lady Eagles finished the regular
season with an undefeated 7-0 conference record while the men went 6-1 in league play. Both teams
fell in the conference tournament finals. For her outstanding season, Antonija Bagaric was named the
conference’s Freshman of the Year.
    Competing for the second year at Winthrop’s newest athletic venue, the Irwin Belk Track, the
men’s and women’s track and field teams, led by Head Coach Ben Paxton, produced sprints, jumps and
throws worthy of the record book. Seventeen individual track and field performers earned either indoor
or outdoor All-Big South conference honors, and three athletes — Kandrick Cooper (hurdles), Jason
Williams (high jump) and Ashley Howard (discus) — qualified for the NCAA Regionals. Cooper and
Williams became the first two male athletes in school history to earn NCAA All-Region honors.
    On the golf course, with new men’s coach Kevin Pendley ’98 at the helm and Jodi Wendt taking
over as head women’s golf coach, the excitement was high for both programs. The men’s team had a
strong fall season and finished with a second place finish at the Big South championships in April. The
Lady Eagles produced one of its best seasons since the early 1990s with a third place finish.
                                                                            Top to bottom, left to
                                                                            right: Megan Evans
                                                                            earned conference Fresh-
                                                                            man of the Year honors;
                                                                            senior outfielder Tommy
                                                                            Lentz received national
                                                                            recognition as he was
                                                                            selected a Collegiate
                                                                            Baseball/Louisville Slugger
                                                                            National Player of the
                                                                            Week; junior Larisa Bek-
                                                                            metova helped guide the
                                                                            women’s tennis team to a
                                                                            regular season title; junior
                                                                            hurdler Kandrick Cooper
                                                                            qualified for the NCAA
                                                                            Regionals; and junior Pete
                                                                            Alminas and the men’s
                                                                            golf team captured sec-
                                                                            ond place in the confer-
                                                                            ence championship.

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                                                                                Winthrop Selected for Participation in
                                                                                    National Leadership Project

                                                                                              inthrop has been selected to participate in a leadership
                                                                                              project with the Association of American Colleges and
                                                                                              Universities to emphasize personal and social responsi-
                                                                                bility to its students.
                                                                                    The 18 institutions selected earlier this year for the project, cho-
                                                                                sen from 128 applications, will lead the first phase of the initiative,
                                                                                called “Core Commitments: Educating Students for Personal and
                                                                                Social Responsibility.”
                                                                                    The association identified five areas for concentration: cultivating
                                                                                personal and academic integrity; contributing to a larger commu-
                                                                                nity; learning and respecting the perspectives of others; developing
                                                                                a strong work ethic to achieve one’s best in all aspects of college and
                                                                                life; and developing competence in ethical and moral reasoning.
                                                                                    Winthrop was selected based on significant work accomplished in
                                                                                the first three areas and for articulating a commitment and plan on
                                                                                the remaining two, according to Tom Moore, vice president for aca-
                                                                                demic affairs. He will lead the effort at Winthrop, along with Frank
                                                                                Ardaiolo, vice president for student life. The pair led a seven-person
                                                                                team from Winthrop to a project launch meeting March 30-April 1
                                                                                in Washington, D.C., and will attend a second meeting in August at
                                                                                the University of Vermont.
                                                                                    Winthrop will receive a $25,000 award from AAC&U and has
                                                                                committed another $25,000 from the university over the next two
                                                                                years. The project results will be used to pinpoint and share national
                                                                                best practices.

          wo faculty members who balance extraordinary scholarship with
          student engagement received top faculty awards during the May 5
          undergraduate commencement ceremony.
      Jane Bowman Smith (right) received the Distinguished Professor Award,
  the highest honor the university bestows upon a faculty member. Smith, the
  Margaret M. Bryant Professor for the Department of English and director
  of the Writing Center, joined the faculty in 1987. A published poet, Smith
                                                                                          Trustees Welcome
  frequently conducts poetry readings and is currently completing her second        New and Familiar Faces to Board
  scholarly book, begun with late colleague Dorothy Perry Thompson, entitled

  “The Elephant in the Classroom: Race and Writing.”                                    he three newest representatives to the Winthrop Board of
      The Outstanding Junior Professor Award went to Jennifer Disney (left),            Trustees participated in the May 5 undergraduate com-
  associate professor of political science and director of Winthrop’s Office            mencement ceremony at the Winthrop Coliseum. They are,
  of Nationally Competitive Awards. A faculty member since 2002, Disney         from left to right, Sam Foster of Rock Hill, the designee for State Su-
  specializes in comparative politics and political theory, and is a foremost   perintendent of Education Jim Rex; Cheryl Fortner-Wood, an associ-
  authority on women in Mozambican politics. This year, Disney received a       ate professor of psychology who is the new faculty chair; and Dustin
  book contract on her award-winning dissertation and follow-up research on     Evatt, a rising junior integrated marketing communication major
  women’s activism and feminist agency in Mozambique and Nicaragua.             who was re-elected as chair of the Council of Student Leaders.

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                                                                                    Strengthening Family Ties
                                                                                  arents will cheer for the Eagles, attend short classes, enjoy cultural events,
                                                                                  and experience a day in the life of their Winthrop student during the
                                                                                  university’s Nov. 2-4 Family Weekend.
                                                                               Winthrop organizers are planning a weekend of fun for the whole family,
                                                                           including activities for siblings ages 5-16 and a family festival featuring games
                                                                           and local arts and crafts vendors. The entire family may attend athletics events,
                                                                           music and theatre performances, historic campus tours and a picnic on the front
                                                                               To provide a taste of academic life, faculty will teach 30-minute classes on
                                                                           a variety of topics. Families also may dine in Thomson Café, visit classroom
                                                                           buildings and attend a dedication ceremony for Winthrop’s newest building, the
                                                                           Lois Rhame West Health, Physical Education and Wellness Center.
                                                                               Registration for Family Weekend is now open for families of current students.
                                                                           Visit for more information or to register.

                                                                                                     Assessment Expert George Kuh
                                                                                                       Addressed May Graduates

                                                                                                             eorge Kuh, the director of the Center for Postsec-
                                                                                                             ondary Research at Indiana University-Bloom-
                                                                                                             ington and the keynote speaker for Winthrop’s
        Students Choose Service Over Sun, Surf                                                     May 5 undergraduate commencement, encouraged stu-
                                                                                                   dents to reinvent themselves and to keep learning. Kuh

                                                                                                   also is director of the National Survey of Student Engage-
     nstead of trips to the beach, or visits with friends and loved ones, 17 students volun-
                                                                                                   ment, which asks first-year and senior students about
     teered for hard work in Charleston, S.C., as part of an alternative spring break trip in
                                                                                                   their experiences at more than 600 colleges and universi-
     March. The four-day trip included several service-oriented opportunities. The group
                                                                                                   ties around the nation, including at Winthrop. The uni-
assisted with the construction of a Habitat for Humanity home and bagged 9,275 pounds
                                                                                                   versity awarded more than 580 degrees at the ceremony,
of restaurant oyster shells which will be used as an artificial reef to prevent beach erosion.
                                                                                                   which was one of the largest to date. Kuh also received
Helping raise a wall of the Habitat home were, pictured left to right, Jason Weil, Win-
                                                                                                   an honorary degree. In addition, 138 students received
throp’s coordinator of volunteer and community service programs, and students Leanna
                                                                                                   master’s and specialist degrees during the May 3 graduate
Greenwood, Agaisha Granger, Casy Lindberg and Kevin Vandiver.
                                                                                                   commencement ceremony.

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   Cato Corporation Pledges $250,000 for Scholarships                                                  Lewis to Head New Division

                                    T                                                            U
                                                 he Cato Corporation recently pledged                      niversity College Dean Brien Lewis has been ap-
                                                 $250,000 to provide scholarships for stu-                 pointed acting vice president for development
                                                 dents majoring in early childhood educa-                  and alumni relations effective July 1. Since 2003,
                                                 tion, particularly those showing financial      Lewis has been dean of University College, charged with
                                    need. Officials said the Charlotte, N.C.-based company       enhancing student achieve-
                                    is proud to provide a gift to Winthrop’s students as         ment and engagement.
                                    future teachers. A teacher’s influence is often critical         His new duties will in-
                                    to students’ motivation and achievement, said John P.        clude overseeing the Win-
                                    Derham Cato, chairman, president and chief executive         throp University Founda-
                                    officer of Cato Corporation.                                 tion and Offices of Alumni
                                        “Many students can still recall the teachers who         Relations and Develop-
                                    made a significant difference in their lives years after     ment, as well as the work
                                    school,” said Cato.                                          of the Winthrop University
                                        His family has had a lengthy association with Win-       Real Estate Foundation. Be-
                                    throp as alumni and as donors because of their belief in     fore becoming dean, Lewis
                                    the power of education.                                      served as executive assistant
                                        “The Cato family has long supported education and        to the president and secre-
  John P. Derham Cato                                                                            tary to the Board of Trust-
                                    believe it is one of the most significant opportunities to
  contribute to the long-term welfare of our communities,” Cato said. “The education of our      ees for four years. He earned
  youth is the future of our communities’ quality of life. The Cato Corporation is proud to      a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University
  continue this philosophy.”                                                                     of North Carolina, as well as a law degree at the University
      University administrators are pleased to have the opportunity to offer more scholar-       of Toronto.
  ships for education majors.                                                                        As Lewis takes on future alumni and development ef-
      “Winthrop has a long and rich history of preparing early childhood teachers,” said Pa-     forts, Kathryn Holten, vice president for advancement, will
  tricia Graham, dean of the Richard W. Riley College of Education. “I am delighted with         lead a new division comprising enrollment management,
  the generosity of the Cato Foundation and its commitment to supporting future teachers         student recruitment and admissions, marketing, university
  in their education at Winthrop.”                                                               relations and printing services. The new division has been
                                                                                                 charged with positioning the university to reach its next
                                                                                                 milestones in achieving a national profile and with increas-
   Setliff, Tuttle Named to Real Estate Foundation Board                                         ing the enrollment of the undergraduate student body over
                                                                                                 the next decade.

            ontinuing their longtime service to Winthrop, Jolene Stepp Setliff ’86 and Skip
            Tuttle were unanimously elected to the board of directors of the Winthrop Uni-
            versity Real Estate Foundation.
      Setliff, who earned a bachelor’s degree in interior design from
                                                                                                         Loyalty for a Lifetime!
  Winthrop, is the immediate past president of the Winthrop Uni-
                                                                                                   Alumni show their Winthrop loyalty in various
  versity Alumni Association. She also served from 1993-95 on
                                                                                                   forms — from sporting Winthrop paraphernalia,
  the association’s nominating committee. For her professional                                     to serving on alumni committees and attend-
  work and service, Setliff was the recipient of the 2005 Alumni                                   ing events, to making financial contributions
  Distinguished Service Award, as well as the 1999 Alumni Profes-                                  to the Winthrop Loyalty Fund. As Winthrop’s
  sional Achievement Award.                                                                        fiscal year closes June 30, won’t you consider
      After 14 years as president of Coldwell Banker Stepp Tuttle                                  making a contribution to support academic
  Realty, Setliff is now a sales associate with Coldwell Banker                                    scholarships, faculty awards, your alumni asso-
  United Realtors.                                                    Jolene Stepp Setliff ’86     ciation and other critical university needs?
      Tuttle has served the university in numerous capacities, most
  recently as a trustee from 1994-2006, including a two-year term
                                                                                                   default.asp or call Winthrop’s Office of Develop-
  as board chair. He also has served as a College of Business Ad-                                  ment at 803/323-2150 or toll-free at 888/219-1791
  ministration faculty member, vice president of finance and busi-                                 to show your loyalty today!
  ness, vice president of institutional planning and programs, and
  as vice provost, all in the 1980s.
      Tuttle, president of The Tuttle Company, a regional commer-
  cial real estate brokerage and development firm, received an A.B.
  degree from the University of North Carolina, and an M.B.A.
  and Ph.D. in real estate from Georgia State University.
                                                                      Harold “Skip” Tuttle

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Meet Your 2007 Alumni Award Winners
                   n April 21, the Winthrop Alumni Association honored four graduates for their professional achieve-
                   ments and community service. The awards presentation continues to serve as one of the highlights
                   of the annual Alumni Reunion Celebration.

             Joyce Hall ’56 of New York, N.Y., accepted the Alumni Professional Achievement Award. Her talents
         as a voice coach, teacher and performing artist have earned her a renowned reputation in performing arts
         circles, as well as garnered her praise from music directors and her students. Her career has included leading
         roles in musical theatre as well as coaching stars such as Julie Andrews, Glenn Close, Maureen McGovern
         and Kevin Kline. Her service to Winthrop includes teaching a master’s class for students in the College
         of Visual and Performing Arts, and attendance and participation in many Alumni Reunion Celebration
             Tim Sease ’87 of Mount Pleasant, S.C., received the Alumni Distinguished Service Award. Sease, the
         outgoing president of the Winthrop Alumni Association, was honored for his dedicated service as chair of
         the association’s executive board. His term as president has continued a long line of service to his alma mater.
         He has served as a member of the Annual Fund Loyalty Council and the Winthrop University Foundation
         Board, as a reunion gift chair, as a former member of the Young Alumni Council and former class agent.
         Sease, the president and chief executive officer of First Southeast Investor Services, also volunteers for the
         statewide Make-A-Wish Foundation, and with the United Way and Charleston Chamber of Commerce.
             Ann Dotherow Lim ’57 of Myrtle Beach, S.C., accepted the Mary Mildred Sullivan Award. Reflect-
         ing a lifelong dedication to service, Lim retired from the U.S. Agency for International Development after
         working 31 years in Washington, D.C., and overseas. During that time, she worked as a director for overseas
         management support and as an executive officer for a decade in several African countries. Since her 1994
         retirement, Lim has worked as a management consultant to assist the Agency for International Development.
         In 1980, she established the Dotherow-Lim International Scholarship at Winthrop.
             Scott Melton ’05 of Baltimore, Md., was honored with the Outstanding Young Alumni Award. Cur-
         rently the director of annual giving for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People,
         Melton previously worked as a development officer for the Virginia Military Institute. He volunteers his time
         by serving as vice president for individual development for the Baltimore Junior Association of Commerce
         and as province advisor for Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. During his time at Winthrop, Melton served as an
         intern in the Development Office and in the Department of Student Affairs, headed the Senior Gift Cam-
         paign and helped pilot the Emerging Leaders program.
          Alumni award winners starting top
          left, Joyce Hall ’56, Tim Sease ’87,
          Ann Dotherow Lim ’57 and
          Scott Melton ’05.

                                                  Also during Alumni Reunion Celebration, the Department of Health
                                                  and Physical Education named four graduates to its distinguished
                                                  alumni ranks. They are, from left to right, Dolly Crouch Mitchell ‘62,
                                                  Kay Wright Rush ‘67, Ginger Barfield ‘72 and Lynn Hammond ‘81.

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  ALUMNI REUNION Celebration

  This year’s April 20-22 Alumni
  Reunion Celebration offered
  an abundance of sunshine,
  blue sky and a variety of
  activities to the hundreds
  of alumni who returned to
  campus. The always popu-
  lar trolley tours of campus,
  memorabilia exhibits and spir-
  it-filled luncheon and awards
  ceremony were just a few of
  the festivities that reconnect-
  ed alumni with one another
  and with their alma mater.

     1. Members of the Class of
        1957 were all smiles during
        a reception that kicked off
        the official start to their 50th
        reunion weekend.

     2. A Winthrop education is a
        family affair for Grace Heath
        Baker ’74 (left), her mother
        Peggy Howell Heath ’42
        (middle) and her daughter
        Laura Kirkley Bell ’99 (right).

     3. Following the luncheon, Edith
        Evans Chapman ’37 selected
        a geranium — the event’s
        traditional parting gift — to
        take home.

     4. Alumni boarded the trolley
        to take a relaxing tour of
        Winthrop’s expanding cam-

     5. The Class of 1957 celebrated
        its 50th reunion with a Friday
        evening reception and dinner
        in McBryde Hall. During the re-
        ception, Ann Campbell Gibbs
        (left) and Mary Jane Dickson
        Fields (right) chatted with
        Vice President for University
        Advancement Kathryn Holten

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                   6. Former roommates Kitty Mitchell
                      Johnson ’57 (left) and Mary Anne
                      Garvin Throgmorton ’57 (right) had
                      smiles and good stories to share as
                      they celebrated their 50th reunion.

                   7. Melissa Thomas-Proctor ’77 and
                      Levy Lenix ’77 shared laughs with
                      their fellow classmates while enjoy-
                      ing lunch.

                   8. Lettie Harper Knight ’52 (left) and
                      Anne Sloan Horton-Palmer ’52
                      (right) caught up with one another
                      on the front steps of Tillman Hall
                      before registering for the weekend

                   9. Debbie Garrick ’87, ’89, execu-
                      tive director of alumni relations
                      (middle), congratulated four
                      alumni who received awards for
                      their demonstrated exceptional
                      leadership, service and profes-
                      sional achievement. Award winners
                      are (from left to right) Scott Melton
7    8                ’05, Outstanding Young Alumni
                      Award; Ann Dotherow Lim ’57, Mary
                      Mildred Sullivan Award; Joyce Hall
                      ’56, Alumni Professional Achieve-
                      ment Award; and Tim Sease ’87,
                      Alumni Distinguished Service

                  10. Ann McCalla Anderson ’47 (front)
                      and her guest Nancy Nickels
                      (back) ran down the list of attend-
                      ees looking for friends and fellow

                  11. Among the Class of 1962 members
                      who were celebrating their 45th
                      reunion were (left to right) Sally
                      Manning Culp, Regina Duncan Rat-
                      terree, Anne Blackwell Templeman
                      and Judy Sain Fewell.


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  We Heard You!                                                                                      By Judy Longshaw

                                                     ho better to respond to important questions about the Winthrop
    Debbie Garrick
                                                     experience than alumni who have lived it? That was the thinking
                                                     of Executive Director of Alumni Relations Debbie Garrick ’87,
                                                     ’89 as she considered the university’s participation in a national
                                   alumni opinion survey last fall.
                                      “I didn’t know what we would dis-
                                   cover, but I knew that there was im-                “We will continue to
                                   mense value in polling our alumni,”
                                   Garrick said.                                         mine the results to
                                      With the Alumni Association Ex-
                                   ecutive Board’s endorsement, Garrick
                                                                                        improve our services
                                   contracted with Performance Enhance-                       to alumni.”
                                   ment Group to get the ball rolling. In
                                   the first quarter of 2007 approximately              — Debbie Garrick ’87, ’89
                                   8,700 alumni were invited to take part                  Executive Director of
                                   in a web-based alumni opinion survey.                     Alumni Relations
                                   More than 1,150 responded, sharing
                                   their thoughts on their experiences.
                                                    “We were extremely pleased that respondents comprised a good
                                                 cross-section of alumni from all decades since the 1930s,” Garrick
                                                  noted. “That tells us not only that the responses are representative,
                                                  but also that all generations of our alumni remain interested in
                                                  their alma mater.”
                                                      Highlights of the survey results include the fact that an im-
                                                   pressive 97 percent of alumni respondents described their overall
                                                   student experience as “good” or “excellent.” A similar number,
                                                    96 percent, rated their decision to attend Winthrop as “good” or
                                                    “great.” Another 96 percent said they promote the university to
                                                    others at least occasionally and more than half do so regularly or
                                                     all the time.
                                                         As one of the respondents wrote: “As the years go by, I’ve been
                                                     impressed by the growth and depth of Winthrop. I’m prouder
                                                      than ever to be an alum.”
                                                          The feedback already has helped Winthrop officials better
                                                       understand alumni attitudes and is shaping program planning.
                                                       “We truly appreciate those who took the time to complete the
                                                       survey,” Garrick said. “We want to thank them and tell them
                                                        ‘we heard you.’”
                                                            Garrick noted that some open-ended questions allowed
                                                         alumni to give details about their experiences.

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    “Winthrop University was like a first love. The school opened my eyes to end-
less possibilities in education, and I will always have a warm spot in my heart for
the introduction to an exciting life’s journey,” wrote one graduate.
    Other tidbits from the survey include:

   • Compared to alumni of other schools, Winthrop alumni report more loyalty
     to the institution. They believe Winthrop prepared them well in a number
     of key areas: current work status, commitment to continuous learning,
     responding to new career opportunities, deepening understanding and
     commitment to personal development, and further graduate education.
   • Alumni reported participation in residence halls, professional or career-
     related activities, community service, religious groups, honor societies
     and in music, theatre or the arts during their time on campus.
   • More than 90 percent say the value and respect for their degree have
     a critical or significant impact on their opinion of the university. The
     second highest rating for impact was for campus aesthetics and third
     was for providing scholarships.
   • Among the activities alumni pursue with greatest frequency are read-
     ing the alumni magazine and e-mail, getting in touch with other
     alumni, and visiting the Web site and the campus.                                  Survey results indicated that alumni
                                                                                        enjoy getting together as evidenced by recent events
                                                                                        held in Clemson, S.C., (top) and Kershaw, S.C. (bottom)
                                                       Garrick has found the feed-
                                                   back useful. “Many alumni                A third emphasis is to offer more career network-
                                                    said they prefer to be con-         ing opportunities.
                                                    tacted through e-mail, so the           “We will continue to mine the results to improve
                                                     alumni office is increasing the    our services to alumni,” Garrick said.
                                                     frequency of the e-newsletter          One graduate summed up the Winthrop expe-
                                                      from quarterly to nine times      rience this way, “Four years of my early life were
                                                       a year,” she said. “We’ve also   spent happily at Winthrop. I wasn’t always a seri-
                                                       just redesigned it, and hope     ous student, but I always benefited from the leader-
                                                        to increase readership.”        ship of students who were serious and from faculty
                                                            The office also is look-    who were real educators. I’ve lived in many different
                                                         ing for ways to increase in-   states and a few other countries. The thread of those
                                                          volvement by out-of-state     Winthrop years is woven into every experience of my
                                                          alumni. Two tentative         life. I’m very appreciative of having had a solid col-
                                                          events are scheduled this     lege education.”
                                   fall for Asheville, N.C., and Atlanta, Ga., to           For more on the survey, visit www.winthropa-
       help alumni in those areas feel more connected.                        

   “The Winthrop campus feels
       like coming home.”
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  Groups Gather for Good Times:
  Alumni Draw on Affinities to Reconnect

                                                 ot long into the March event, Alumni Programs Director Sylvester Ow-
                                                 ens ’03, ’06 knew the planners of a “Farewell to Peabody” had hit a home
                                                 run. His certainty lay not in the 77 former physical education majors who
                                                 had registered for the activities, the progress on the $24 million replace-
                                   ment facility right next door, or the organizational skills of the hard-working committee
                                   members. His conviction came when he witnessed the exchanges between former faculty
                                   member Jane Bell and her adoring former students.
                                       “When Professor Charlie Bowers brought her in, it was so heart warming to watch
                                   as they greeted and welcomed her,” Owens explained. “She has limited vision now, but
                                   she recognized the love and admiration in those faces. I knew that kind of thing doesn’t
                                   happen every day.”
                                       Alumni Relations staff would like for it to, and Owens believes that alumni affinity
                                   groups — like the former physical education majors who shared an academic experience
                                   — present the best chance to recapture and build on those connections.
                                       “Class years no longer serve as the
                                   best way to address our diverse popu-
                                   lation. Increasingly, we’re hearing that        Affinity Groups to Date
                                   folks want to connect with those who
                                   shared interests, activities, an academic       Accountants
                                   major, or another experience,” Owens            Black alumni
                                   said.                                           Chi Omega sorority
                                       While the Peabody send-off proved           Integrated marketing
                                   the most ambitious event to date, several         communication majors
                                   other affinity groups have worked with          Lawyers
                                   Alumni Relations to plan gatherings             Physical education majors
                                   on campus. The Black Alumni Club,               Reformed University Fellowship
                                   integrated marketing communica-                   (RUF)
                                   tion graduates, and former members              Zeta Tau Alpha sorority
                                   of such groups as Reformed University
                                   Fellowship met this year to celebrate an-
                                   niversaries, network or simply reconnect. Events may coincide with other alumni activi-
                                   ties like Homecoming, or they may be scheduled separately.
                                       Alumni Relations staff assist with group member identification, invitations and mail-
                                   ing labels, and event logistics.
                                       “We want to grow this program, so we’re seeking folks who would be willing to coor-
                                   dinate groups and work with us,” Owens said.
                                       Two upcoming events include the Black Alumni Club Reunion and Association of
                                   Ebonites Reunion, which are being planned for April 2008.
                                       Alumni interested in being involved in either of these events or who would like to
                                   start their own affinity group should contact Owens at, 803/323-
                                   2145, or visit and click on “Get Involved.”

                                   Winthrop regularly welcomes alumni affinity groups back to campus. Recent meetings in-
                                   clude (top to bottom) Black Alumni Club members who met over the 2007 Homecoming
                                   weekend; integrated marketing communication majors who celebrated the program’s
                                   10th anniversary over Homecoming weekend; physical education majors who said their
                                   March goodbyes to Peabody Building; and Reformed University Fellowship members.

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                                  volunteering at the Roper                                         Heather Pawley Shuler ’94,
                                      Mountain Science Center’s                                             Jennifer Pawley ’05 and
Mary Wright Williams of               butterfly garden and the            Florence, S.C., resident          Maeghan Pawley ’07, also
Orangeburg, S.C., celebrated          children’s garden.                  Susan Eaddy Elder enjoys          are Winthrop alumnae.
her 91st birthday.                                                        volunteering her time for
                                                                      church activities, the Red Hat    Sharon Atwood Welfare of
                                                                      Society and Beta Sigma Phi, a     Tamassee, S.C., teaches Eng-
                                      Jane Kennerly Speyerer of           service sorority.                 lish at Walhalla High School.
Rebecca Douthit Slone and             Vicksburg, Miss., serves as
husband Allen moved to                a docent at a historic home         Dianne Thompson Hol-              
Methodist Manor in Flor-              on the Vicksburg Pilgrimage         mes of Huntersville, Ala., is
ence, S.C.                            Tour.                               spending her retirement as a      Beverly Truluck Felder of
                                                                          freelance artist; in 2006, four   Manning, S.C., was inducted
                                  Patricia Nungezer Stone             of her mini-print etchings        into the inaugural Adult
                                      of Columbia, S.C., attended         were accepted into an interna-    Education Hall of Fame for
Rock Hill resident Louise             a memorial tribute to her           tional competition in Spain.      her work as an adult educa-
Haddad enjoys leading a               forefathers who landed at Eb-                                         tion literacy coordinator for
choir every night after dinner        enezer, Ga., on the Savannah        Helen Wright White and            Clarendon County.
at the assisted living retire-        River.                              husband Edwin live in the
ment center where she resides.                                            assisted living section of a      Monte Dunbar Remaley
                                                                      Quaker home in Greensboro,        writes that she and her hus-
                                                                      N.C.                              band are happy in their new
                                      Painting, traveling and yoga                                          Duncan, S.C., home. The
An anonymous donor estab-             are the favorite activities of                                    couple moved to Duncan
lished a $1,000 annual schol-         Fairfax, Va., resident Shirley                                        after 34 years in Spartanburg,
arship at Edisto High School          W. Staples.                         English teacher Mary Gain-        S.C.
in honor of Celeste Bonnette                                              ey McGee of Ward, S.C., was
Daniel of Orangeburg, S.C.            Ridgecrest, Calif., resident        named Teacher of the Year for     0
                                      Ann (Sylvia) Nason Wagner           Ridge-Spring Monetta High
                                  is the Queen Mother of a Red        School.                           Since 1991, Ann R. Wilson
                                      Hat Society group.                                                    has returned to China each
Betty Smith Dickson lives                                                                               summer as a teacher and
at the Presbyterian Home in                                                                                 facilitator for Volunteers for
Florence, S.C., and serves as                                         Lexington, S.C., resident         China, a non-profit Christian
chairman of the home’s spiri-                                             Frances Platt Dantzler is         organization. The rest of the
tual life committee.                  Ruth Graham Culp of Rock            happily and successfully con-     year she lives in Maryville,
                                      Hill enjoys volunteering            tinuing her second career as      Tenn.
                                  for her church, belonging           a realtor with Russell Jeffcoat
                                      to the Retired Educators of         Realtors.                         
Master gardener Jane                  York County organization,
Haulbrook Thompson of                 and spending time with her          A five-year cancer survivor,      Carolyn T. McIntyre
Greenville, S.C., spends time         grandchildren and great-            McColl, S.C., resident Judy       of Conway, S.C., an
                                      grandchildren.                      Cole Geddie has handled           academic coordinator for
                                                                          public relations announce-        Horry-Georgetown Technical
                                                                          ments for newspapers and          College, received the 2006
Keep in touch with your classmates                                        radio on behalf of her local      Outstanding Service to Stu-
Please share your news for possible inclusion in the Winthrop Magazine.
                                                                          cancer center.                    dents Award from the S.C.
Mail information about yourself to the Office of Alumni Relations,
304 Tillman, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC 29733;                                                      Association for Developmen-
e-mail; phone 803/323-2145 or 800/578-6545;         Deborah Dion Pawley is the        tal Educators.
or fax 803/323-2584. Because of the production schedule and space         media assistant at Rice Creek
consideration for Winthrop Magazine, there may be a delay in              Elementary School in Colum-       “Images of America, McClel-
reporting activities.                                                     bia, S.C. Her three daughters,    lanville and St. James, Santee

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  Carnes Helps Michelin Make Aviation History                                                            principal at Carolina Forest
                                                                                                         High School.
      After watching an air show in high school, Brett Carnes ’87 fell in love with aviation. “I
                                                                                                         Terry Livingston of Rock
  received my private pilot’s license while I was in college, around the same time the movie ‘Top
                                                                                                         Hill opened a second certi-
  Gun’ was released,” said the Simpsonville, S.C., resident. “I spoke with an Air Force recruiter
                                                                                                         fied public accountant of-
  soon after, but because of the movie’s suc-
                                                                                                         fice with his partner, Steve
  cess, they had plenty of recruits.”
                                                                                                         Gamble ’84. The new office
      Not one to give up on a dream, Carnes
                                                                                                         is located in Myrtle Beach,
  spoke with another recruiter and found
                                                                                                         S.C., while the home office
  the Army needed helicopter pilots. Jump-
                                                                                                         remains in Rock Hill.
  ing at the opportunity, Carnes served in
  the Army for nine years before entering
  the business world.
      After gaining sales experience, Carnes                                                             Sharon Miller of Garner,
  became a sales manager for Michelin Air-                                                               N.C., graduated from Ameri-
  craft Tire Company. “For me, this was                                                                  can InterContinental Univer-
  the best of both worlds: business and avia-                                                            sity with a master’s degree in
  tion,” said Carnes, who worked his way                                                                 organizational development
  into the military sales division he now                                                                and psychology.
  directs. The combination proved great for
  Michelin, too. Carnes recently led the tire                                                            Charlotte, N.C., resident
  giant through its largest aircraft tire con-                                                           Carol Sullivan Weiner
  tract in aviation history to supply aircraft                                                           joined Morgan Stanley as a
  tires to the entire U.S. military.                                                                     senior registered client service

  Parish” is the fourth book                                        Arts Annual Holiday Gallery      
  published by Susan Hoffer                                             Juried Show at the Upstate
  McMillan of Conway, S.C.           Swainsboro, Ga., resident          Arts Gallery in Greenville,      Columbia, S.C., resident De-
                                     Dwight Watt is the program         S.C. Her work entitled           idre Toi Richburg graduated
                                 director and instructor of         “Jackson Square” received the    with honors from Midlands
                                     the database specialist CIS        first place Sapphire Award.      Technical College’s paralegal
  Lincolnton, N.C., resident         program at Northwestern            She also has been selected to    certificate program, and she
  Jacqueline Ray Shaw is             Technical College in Rock          feature her artwork at Gallery   was promoted to investigator/
  assistant principal of instruc-    Springs, Ga.                       DuPRE in Columbia, S.C.          paralegal at the S.C. Depart-
  tion at North Lincoln High                                                                             ment of Education’s Office of
  School.                                                                                        General Counsel.

                                 A physical education teacher       Diane F. Duncan of Rock          Anderson, S.C., resident
                                     at Dorchester Elementary           Hill has spent the last 22       Kimberly Harris Spears, the
  Beverly McGee Salmon of            School, Donna Butler Wil-          years teaching elementary-age    incoming second vice-presi-
  Ocoee, Fla., recently marked       liams of Summerville, S.C.,        special needs children and       dent of the Winthrop Uni-
  her 25th anniversary with          was named the National             most recently took a position    versity Alumni Association
  CNA, an insurance company.         Jump Rope for Heart Coordi-        at Finley Road Elementary        and the executive director of
                                     nator of the Year.                 School as a special needs kin-   the Anderson County Arts
  Math teacher Sandra Varner                                            dergarten teacher.               Center, was honored for her
  Strom of Union, S.C., was                                                                          outstanding achievement and
  named Excelsior Middle                                                                             contributions to the arts as a
  School’s Teacher of the Year.      Dale Cochran of Easley,                                             recipient of a 2007 Elizabeth
                                     S.C., exhibited two of her         Myrtle Beach, S.C., resident     O’Neill Verner award. These
                                     works in the Upstate Visual        Robin Hubbard Jones is the       annual awards are the highest

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                                                                                                                    CLASS Notes

honor the state gives in the
                                    Ten-Year Veteran Shines on Sidelines
                                        On game day, the thought of a packed stadium, 70,000 screaming fans, and the pulsing energy of

                                    the NFL still puts veteran Carolina Panthers’ TopCat cheerleader Felicia Grant ’93 a bit on edge.
The director of development             She vividly recalls that same nervousness from her first audition for the professional football
for the College of Mass Com-        team’s cheerleading squad in 1996. “When I arrived at the Winthrop Coliseum, I saw a line of wom-
munications and Information         en that extended into the parking lot,” Grant said.
Studies at the University of        However, with her extensive background in cheer-
South Carolina is Columbia,         leading and dance, Grant stood out in the sea of 400
S.C., resident Terry Joye           auditioning women and became one of 35 inaugural
Dixon.                              TopCats. Today she is one of only two members who
                                    remain from the original squad.
Warren Lane Yarbrough                   Training and performing with the TopCats is
of Orangeburg, S.C., was            rigorous and includes added duties since Grant is a
named an outstanding educa-         team captain. Away from the stadium, she works full
tor for the 2006-07 academic        time as a business relationship banker for a Char-
year at Orangeburg-Calhoun          lotte, N.C.-based bank.
Technical College.                      Having obtained her business degree from Win-
                                    throp, Grant would like to one day pursue a master’s
                                in business administration, with a goal of eventu-
                                    ally starting her own event-planning company. But
Janie F. Gill of Bamberg,           for now, she is happy on the sidelines, enjoying the
S.C., received her doctorate        game-day rush once those familiar pre-game jitters
in education from South             subside.
Carolina State University.

Supply, N.C., resident Gina      teacher at Lexington High         cross country/track and field      SoJourner Yeargin is the
Patterson Robinson is the        School, was named Lexington       championships committee.           director of Camp Gravatt, an
business program director        School District One’s Teacher                                        Episcopal summer camp and
for Brunswick Community          of the Year.                                                     conference center located in
College’s Supply campus.                                                                              Aiken, S.C.
                                 Anderson, S.C., resident          Charlotte, N.C., resident
                             Ewell G. (Chip) Sturgis is a      Paul Gray is co-owner of           
                                 public information officer for    Gold Medical Distributing, a
Brenda Peyton-Zilch of           Anderson County.                  distributor of medical/ortho-      Stephen J. Dudak of
Sumter, S.C., has been                                             pedic products.                    Cumberland, R.I., has been
elected to the Carolinas                                                                          appointed vice president
Healthcare Public Relations                                        Elsa Heckendorf Turner of          and executive compensation
and Marketing Society board      Christina Lingerfelt Little       Rock Hill maintains an art         manager in the compensation
of directors.                    of High Point, N.C., is the       studio at the Center for the       department at Citizens Bank.
                                 new director of human re-         Arts in downtown Rock Hill.
Russell Verner of Eustis,        sources for Lexington Home        Her work was exhibited twice       Rochester, Minn., resident
Fla., is a teacher’s assistant   Brands.                           last year in the Dalton Gal-       Sarah Lageman received a
who works with students in                                         lery, and she also participated    doctorate in ethical psychol-
grades K-3 and volunteers his    The head cross country track      in “A Woman’s View,” an            ogy from the University of
time teaching basketball.        and field coach and assistant     exhibition at the Modern Eye       Florida, and she is completing
                                 athletic director at Lees-        Gallery in Charlotte, N.C.         a two-year fellowship in clini-
                             McRae College in Banner                                              cal neuropsychology at the
                                 Elk, N.C., Thomas Craig                                          Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
Leslie Gravett Dellinger         McPhail was named chair-
of Lexington, S.C., a drama      man of the NCAA Division II       Rock Hill resident Laura

                                                                                                        Winthrop Magazine Summer 2007 
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           Kaliner Makes Waves as Radio                                                                     00
           Journalist of the Year                                                                           Amanda Walker Moore
                                                                                                            of Lawrenceville, Ga.,
              The hard-hitting news segments by Pete Kaliner ’97 first caught the attention of the Radio    earned a master’s degree in
           Television News Directors Association of the Carolinas in 2001, and the group presented him      political science from the
                                                with the N.C. Radio Journalist of the Year award. Five      University of Georgia.
                                                years later, Kaliner again received the distinction.
                                                     The ace news journalist also boasts several first-     00
                                                place awards, including one for a story following the
                                                September 11 terrorist attacks. “My father worked           Renee Markners of Rock
                                                across the street from the World Trade Center,” Ka-         Hill joined Winthrop as
                                                liner said. “The story was about me trying to get in        an operations manager
                                                touch with him that morning.” Kaliner followed up           in the computing and
                                                the story with an award-winning series entitled, “A         information technology
                                                Look at Islam.”                                             division.
                                                     A native of Long Island, N.Y., Kaliner refined his
                                                reporting skills at Winthrop as a mass communication        00
                                                major with an emphasis in broadcast journalism. He
                                                now works as a radio journalist for WBT, a news talk        Salt Lake City, Utah, resi-
                                                station in Charlotte, N.C. He has a Sunday segment          dent Jenni Brennison is
                                                entitled “Common Sense with Pete Kaliner,” as well          a copy writer for the O.C.
                                                as news segments on the syndicated “Matt and Ramo-          Tanner Company’s client
                                                na Show” that broadcasts locally on 107.9 The Link.         relations department.
                                                With an interest in politics, Kaliner covers many of the
                                                Queen City’s government and political news stories.

                                 00                               00                               Congratulations to
  Readers of the Fort Mill           Mount Pleasant, S.C., resi-        Lauren Ansley of Rock
                                                                                                           the Newly Retired!
  Times voted Erin Gaskill           dent Elizabeth Shannon As-         Hill joined Leroy Springs &
  Owens the “Top of the              bury Brigham is the editor         Company as a sales and event       Barbara Catoe Rose ’61
                                                                                                              Elgin, S.C.
  Times” Best Teacher of the         of Lowcountry Parent Maga-         coordinator.
  Year.                              zine, a publication based in                                          Ellen Huffstetler Ringer ’64
                                                                                                              Greenville, N.C.
                                     Charleston, S.C., and owned        Lansing, Mich., resident
                                                                                                           Iva Nell Williamson ’64
  000                               by the Greenville News.            Jerry D. Beckham graduated            Augusta, Ga.
                                                                        with distinction from Thom-        Harriet Maulden Forbis ’65
  Karelyn Lloyd Paddock of           Jeanie Walker Faris of Rock        as M. Cooley Law School.              Pfafftown, N.C.
  Lutz, Fla., works for Nielsen      Hill joined the Winthrop                                              Carole Bryant Coker ’66
  Media Research, and she also       staff as a financial aid coun-     Jeannette K. Ellis of Dallas,         Taylors, S.C.
  spends time fundraising for a      selor.                             Texas, joined Jackson Walker       Jill Wiecking Taylor ’67
  primate sanctuary in Tarpon                                           L.L.P. as an associate in the         Boca Raton, Fla.
  Springs, Fla.                      Joanna M. Phillips of              firm’s litigation division.        Lucerne Williams Iseman ’70
                                     Montgomery, Ala., teaches                                                West Columbia, S.C.
  Fredericksburg, Va., resident      freshman composition and           Katie McFaddin, an ac-             Mary Gay Smith Walfield ’71
                                                                                                              Belton, S.C.
  Colleen Wolak is the re-           is pursuing a master’s degree      tivities organizer for environ-
                                                                                                           Susan Shealy ’72
  gional marketing and design        in technical and professional      mental safety in China, Korea         Spartanburg, S.C.
  director for Sport & Health,       communications at Auburn           and the Philippines, lives and
                                                                                                           Carol Broan Sober ’73
  which owns 24 health clubs         University.                        works in Hong Kong.                   Corolla, N.C.
  in the Washington, D.C.,
  metro area.

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                                                                                                               ALUMNI Milestones

Marriages                                                                 Deaths
Charlotte Marie Simmons ’84 to       Jeremy David Owens ’06 to            0s                                 Sarah Copeland Dorn ’46
   Marvin Burdell Foster Jr.            Allison Marie Rouse               Crawford Stevenson Lipscomb ’27       Joyce Brown Fleniken ’46
Alyson Kay Thruston ’90 to           Jeremy Thomas Ponds ’06 to           Lessie Dwight Sloan ’28               Mary Lyon Horton ’46
   Cameron Brooks Osborne               Karen Lynn Lesser                 Martha Morrison McCrary ’29           Frances Williams Kent ’46
   Gallamore                         Erika Deana Starnes ’06 to           Martha Davenport Parker ’29           Dorothy Keith Lee ’46
Lia Tuyet Chmiel ’96 to                 Samuel Ray Watts                                                        Elizabeth Austell Marett ’47
   David Andrew Jackson              Anne Magill Stelling ’06 to                                                Susie Bowman Shannon ’47
Jennifer Leigh Johnson ’97 to           Brad Payne                        0s
                                                                          Mary Seagle Faris ’30                 Charlotte McCaskill Smith ’47
   David Anthony Patterson                                                                                      Doris Sistare Snowden ’47
Amanda Dawn Rash ’97 to                                                   Anna Jones ’30
                                                                          Mamie Rothrock Brunson ’31            Hannah Stokes Taylor ’47
   Anthony Murphy                                                                                               Jean Copeland Yonce ’47
Bradley Heath Smith ’98 to
   Marye Bethani Ford
                                     Births                               Helen Mooneyhan Emerson ’31
                                                                          Sarah Heyward Hinnant ’31             Anne Meeks Cobb ’48
                                                                                                                Lorena Robbs Cothran ’48
Travis Joseph Stephenson ’98 to                                           Vera Johnson Jeter ’32
                                                                          Daisy Ruff Miller ’32                 Evelyn Eye Jantzen ’48
   Cara Michele Ruble                Lisa Cottle Moran ’90, a daughter,                                         Emily Walter Brown ’49
Jeremy Michael Criswell ’99 to         Madison Taylor Moran,              Martha Frances Burgess ’33
                                                                          Helen Parsons Horton ’33              Bobbie Duncan Padgett ’49
   Gabriela Gonzalez                   Feb. 26, 2007
Kathryn Lynna Bradham ’00            Adam Peeples ’90, and                Edna Steedly Chute ’34
                                                                          Ola Mitchum DeBerry ’34               0s
   to Lucas McFadden                   Alverita Sanders Peeples ’92,
                                                                          Flossie Jones Scruggs ’34             Carolyn Cannon Bell ’50
Anna Frances Dynarski ’01 to           a son, Tyler Lamar Peeples,
                                                                          Eleanor Johnson Amick ’35             Peggy McNorrill Blackmon ’50
   John Richard Moorman                July 24, 2006
                                                                          Doris Allen Dunn ’35                  Lois Mickle Welch ’50
Michael Anthony Bomar II ’03 to      Daniel Yeargin ’91, and
                                                                          Lydie Leake Hamer ’35                 Elizabeth Darby deLiesseline ’51
   Laronda Marie Cooper ’04            Laura SoJourner Yeargin ’95,
                                                                          Irene La Grone Thomas ’35             Elizabeth Sexton Peden ’53
Twila Marie Mosley ’03 to              a son, Jackson Ross Yeargin,
                                                                          Laura Babb Zimmerman ’35              Mary Tribble Beames ’54
   Terence Cameron Hoskins ’03         Sept. 22, 2006
                                                                          Annie Ratcliff McDowell ’36           Rebecca Brogdon Davis ’54
Ashleigh Nicole Payne ’03 to         Leron Ford ’94, and Tiffany Rush
                                                                          Manton McCutchen Plowden ’36          Mary Faith McMillan Martin ’55
   Charles M. Helms Jr.                Ford ’96, a daughter,
                                                                          Eleanor King Settle ’36               Doney Crain Donkle ’57
Michelle Marie Sanders ’03 to          Tabitha Faith Ford,
                                                                          Martha Brandon Ford ’37               Katherine Knox Fowler ’57
   Edward Harold McLeod                Feb. 11, 2007
                                                                          Rachel Hay Hayward ’37                Diane McCallum Grant ’59
Jessica Lauren Burr ’04 to           Steve Johnson ’96, and Emily
                                                                          Virginia David Peay ’37               Frances Knight Pace ’59
   James Reece Lea III                 Peabody Johnson ’99, a son,
Julie Kim Germundson ’04 to            Reed Campbell Johnson,             Mary Lee Brockington Stewart ’37
   Steve Barker                        Jan. 21, 2007                      Maree Owens Arnette ’38               0s
                                     Karen Thomas Liggon ’97, a son,      Mattie Evans Davenport ’38            Joan Jenkins Cassell ’65
Nydian Eileen Gonzalez ’04 to
                                       Ty J. Liggon, April 11, 2006       Harriett Parker Goodman ’38           Dorothy Jackson McRorie ’65
   Anthony Coker Jr.
                                     Melissa McGee Gleason ’98,           Julia Appelt Ives ’38                 Jane Hamlin Inlow ’67
Stanley Leroyal Jackson Jr. ’04 to
                                       a daughter, Taylor Ann Gleason,    Mary Phillips Williamson ’39          Dorothy Maye Jones ’67
   Jerrianne Berry ’05
Ashley Jean Jiannuzzi ’04 to           Oct. 12, 2006
   Steven Hite                       Charlene Garrick Gleaton ’98,        0s                                 0s
Jennifer Lou Moss ’04 to               a son, Michael Lane Gleaton,       Sara Wilson Siau ’40                  Kathy Cameron Graham ’71
   Christopher Childers                March 30, 2007                     Carolyn Whitaker Baxley ’41           Jean Clark Mize ’71
Caroline Leigh Nardone ’04 to        Charles Underwood ’98, a son,        Ethel Knox Kellahan ’41               Johanna H. Federspiel ’75
   Diego Mahecha                       Riley Blake Underwood,             Betty Linley Cleveland ’42            Sheila Ann Mahoney ’76
Kenneth Wade Roberts Jr. ’04 to        Dec. 9, 2006                       Lila Wells Massengill ’42             James Hugh Campbell Jr. ’77
   Andrea Franco                     Tracy Smith Kimball ’99, and         Lillian Bethea Rembert ’42            Deborah Horne Chambers ’79
Jodi Leigh Arrowood ’05 to             Thomas Kimball ’00, a son,         Connie Smith Vaughan ’42
   Bryan Patrick Stepp                 Jackson Bradley Kimball,           Alberta Williford Craig ’43           0s
Sara Elizabeth Bozard ’05 to           March 14, 2006                     Frances Caldwell Garvie ’43           John Joseph Moeslein Jr. ’81
   David Lee Bass                    Christopher Thompson ’01, and        Anne Parker Holroyd Gettys ’43        Catherine Cantrell Porter ’83
Blaine Donelson Lahrs ’05 to           Amy Hurd Thompson ’03,             Evelyn Suber Aiken ’44                Carolyn Burris Thompson ’83
   Anna Jo Goodnough                   a daughter, Ava Mackenzie          Mary Jo Murray Knight ’44
James Richard Lawrence ’05 to          Thompson, Jan. 28, 2007            Katherine Holland Scavens ’44         0s
   Kristen Rossman                   Megan Goddard Thomas ’03,            Mary Kinsey Cooper ’45                Judy Bolt Mayo ’95
Heather Michelle Allen ’06 to          a daughter, Kylie Lovette          Annie Baker Raynor ’45
                                       Thomas, Feb. 20, 2007              Dorothy Rechtin Wallace ’45
   Monty Scott Rollings
                                                                          Virginia Brooks Young ’45
Sarah Kathryn Andrea ’06 to          Brandy Chavis Hall ’05, a son,                                             Amanda Kay Martin ’02
   Matthew Lee Bramlett                Grady Thomas Hall,                 Margreta Westerguard Crockett ’46
Jessica Lauren Hicks ’06 to            Jan. 25, 2007
   Benjamin Thomas Booth

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