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Full text of "Sewanee News, 1998"

Winter 1998 

Published far Alumni and Friends of the University of the South 

The Campaign for Sewanee 
ensures that the future of the 
University of the South will be 
secure, and that, in an 
inereasin^y competitive 
environment, it will be an 
institution that not only 
/ives, but thrives well into 
the next centurv and bevondr 


Vice-Chancellor Samuel R. Williamson 


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Cover photo by 
Stephen Alvarez, C'87 

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For those of use who live on the Mountain, the 
signs of The Campaign for Sewanee are every- 

At lunch I go to work out at the Fowler Center. 
Each time I walk into this magnificent facility, I am 
reminded of how it has helped to transform this 
place. I see my friend, Tom Ward, C'67, the 
University chaplain, on the 
Nordictrack. Bicycling next to 
him are several undergraduates. 
There are people from the psy- 
chology department, physical 
plant, and the alumni office in 
my circuit training class, sweat- 
ing and laughing and talking 
ahout the day. 

On cold winter nights, when 
the fog is so thick you can't see 
your hand in front of you, you 
walk into the Fowler Center and 
it is alive with intramural basket- 
ball games, aerobics classes, and 
elementary school kids, includ- 
ing mine, jumping up and down 
on exercise mats. The Fowler 
Center is not just about running and playing, 
though. It is about community, about sharing time 
together and enjoying each other's company out- 
side the classroom or the meeting or the dorm 

In the weight room I run into Ron Briggs, C'98, 
one of Sewanee's consummate student athletes. 
He's a football player, an English major, an accom- 
plished poet, editor of the Mountain Goat, and a 
Benedict Scholar. I can't help but think that with- 
out the generosity of Sam and Betty Benedict and 
their $5 million Campaign gift, we might not have 





been able to attract students like Ron Briggs or 
Anne Katherine Jones, C'98, our newest Rhodes 
Scholar. They and the other Benedict Scholars 
have enhanced the life of the University in immea- 
surable ways. 

Coming back from the Fowler Center I see new 
faculty members walking and talking with students. 
The Campaign has brought new 
minds and new ideas to 
Sewanee, professors who believe 
in carrying on the University's 
tradition of great teaching and 
commitment to the growth of 
students. They walk the halls of 
Walsh-Ellett and they teach in 
the new high tech classrooms in 
Woods Laboratories. 

On the drive home, I check 
on the progress of the Tennessee 
Williams Center, and I think 
about the future. I look forward 
to the time when Sewanee stu- 
dents will be staging Williams's 
plays in the new theater. And I 
think about the actors and play- 
wrights who will come to the Mountain to talk 
about Williams and act and produce in the 
Williams Center. 

"The Campaign for Sewanee," Vice-Chancellor 
Samuel Williamson reminds us, "is not just about 
buildings or scholarships. It is about transforming 
lives." When you come back to the Mountain, I 
hope that you will see what I see every day, and you 
will know that your gifts and belief in this institu- 
tion have transformed Sewanee. 

— RB 

Sewanee/Winter 1998 



















A Vision Sustained 

The Campaign for Sewanee 
triumphantly concludes, 
exceeding the goals and 
expectations of those on 
and off the Mountain. 



A personal reflec- 
tion on the 
impact of The 
Campaign for 
Sewanee. ^-j 

On the Mountain 

Gil Gilchrist, C'49, 
and Jim Cate, 
C'47, receive 

alumni honors. • 
Alumni examine 
fraternity issues. • 
Four receive hon- 
orary degrees on 
Founders' Day. • 
Tom Rue, C'68, 
elected Associated 
Alumni president. 
• Anne Jones, 
C'98, becomes 
Sewanee's 23rd 
Scholar. ,_/ 


A winning season 
for football among 
highlights of fall 


In praise of 
seminary ^7% £7% 

SpOUSeS. ^L, j£m. 


Williams College 
President Harry 
Payne on the 
value of a liberal 
arts edu- cy /^x 
cation. <LJ\J 

Class Notes 23 
In Memoriam 29 


Winter 1998 

Stephen Becker 

Vice President for University 


Robert Bradford 

Joe Romano 
Associate Editor 

Ken Moms 
Art Director 

Pat Kepple 
Class Notes Editor 

Associated Alumni Officers 

Thomas S. Rue, C'68 


Nora Frances Stone McRac, 


Vice-President for Admission 

Susan Hine Duke, C'83 

Vice-President lor Planned Giving 

Craig S. Wilson, C'82 
Vice-President for Regions 

Charles J. (Chuck) Nabit, C'77 

Vice-President for the Sewanee 


Laurie Jarrett Rogers, C'85 
Vice-Presidenl for Career Services 

Paul J. Greeley, C'54 
Vice-Presidenl for Reunions 

H. Hunter Huckabay, [r., T69, 

Ex Officio VPfor Church Relations 

James K. Yeary, C'64, T'69, T'89 

Ex Officio Vice President for School 

of Theology Alumni 

H.W. 'Yogi" Anderson III, ( "72 
Executive Director 
Associated Alumni 

Stephen Alvarez, C'87 

Lyn Hutchinson 
Charley Watkins, T'90 

Kathy Scrantom 

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Bishop Quintard 

...wrote in the 

University prayer 

that we should 
pray for a "never- 
failing succession 

of benefactors." 

at the close of 
the Campaign for 

sewanee, i urge 
all connected 


University to 
express thanks 




Success Breeds Success 

The successful completion of The Campaign for 
Sewanee: Sustaining the Founders' Vision brings an 
end to nearly a decade or more of planning, solic- 
iting, and gaining the funds to achieve our goals. The 
1987 strategic plan, adopted in principle that year by 
the Board of Regents and Board of Trustees, con- 
tained a list of needs and objectives that could only be 
met by a new capital campaign. This effort, following 
so closely on the successful Century II Campaign led 
by Vice-Chancellor Robert Ayres, took time to plan, to 
organize, and to complete. But the effort and the 
results have been well worth it: $107.7 million raised 
against a goal of $91.5 million in hard dollars, $66.2 
million raised in deferred or planned gifts against an 
original goal of $50 million. Taken together, this rep- 
resents a huge success for the University, a strong vote 
of confidence for its future, and the conferral of the 
ability to continue our progress toward fulfilling the 
ambitions of the Founders. 

The Campaign for Sewanee marks at least the fifth 
time in the 20th century the University has conduct- 
ed a major fund-raising effort. The 1929 prospectus 
called for a Campaign to Expand Sewanee; unfortu- 
nately, it was launched just before the October 1929 
stock market crash and never quite made it. Vice- 
Chancellors Guerry and McCrady, along with Bob 
Ayres, had more success with their efforts, aided by 
numerous individuals including Arthur Ben Chitty 
and Robert "Red" Lancaster, as well as Bishop Julian. 
In any campaign there are surprises, some disap- 
pointments, and the continuing need for flexibility. 
There are also moments when the entire enterprise 
seems to move along effortlessly, then other times 
when it seems that nothing happens nor is going to 
happen. In this Campaign, we had a series of advan- 
tages: significant early pledges from friends and alum- 
ni, the Fowler Center project to show what the 
Campaign could mean in physical terms, a sustain- 
able annual fund that never faltered, and a talented 
group of individuals in the Office of University 
Relations — from Vice Presidents Tom Watson and 
Steve Becker — to all of those colleagues who helped, 
whether in the alumni office, the communications 
office, or the actual fund raisers and their support 
staff. If occasionally they thought I pushed them 
hard, it was only because I believed and believe so 
zealously in the purposes of this University and its 
potential impact on American higher education and 
the life of the Episcopal Church. 

We were also helped by two other factors: the 
strong support given by both the Associated Alumni 
and the faculty and staff of the University; and the 
willingness of Tom Dupree Sr. and Bob Ayres to be co- 
chairs of the Campaign. The combined efforts of this 
group, and the relentless pursuit by the 13th Vice- 
Chancellor, Bob Ayres, gave us new energy when our 

spirits on the Mountain sagged a bit. I cannot say 
thank you enough to these three groups: our alumni, 
our staff and faculty, and to the Campaign Steering 
Committee represented by Ayres and Dupree. 

But there were other groups that accounted for 
our success as well: parents of former and current stu- 
dents, those who believe in the mission of Episcopal 
higher education and its future, those who support 
the work of the School of Theology and what it means 
to the spiritual life of the Anglican community. 
Furthermore, we can be grateful for the organized 
support from dioceses and parishes and their clergy 
and vestries, continuing a long tradition of keeping 
Sewanee in their budgets and their prayers. 

Finally, then, there are those who simply find it in 
their hearts to remember Sewanee in large and small 

Let me illustrate this with two examples. On Friday, 
January 16, 1998, the University issued a press release 
stating that the Campaign had achieved a total of 
$100,436,000. Four days later, on Tuesday morning, 
January 20, just prior to a faculty retreat, I received a 
letter from a bank in Florida. I read it once, then 
twice, then asked for help from my senior colleagues 
in interpreting the meaning. They said it meant what 
it said. A person previously listed on our Donor Wall 
as simply "Anonymous" had died on Christmas Day 
1997; her new gift, unsolicited and wholly unexpect- 
ed, amounts to more than $7 million and taken with 
her earlier gift makes the total from this donor more 
than $8 million. The family still wants no mention 
though we hope that we might be able to properly rec- 
ognize such significant support in the future. It is 
these moments that give a special thrill. 

Equally satisfying is a check for $50 given by an 
alumnus in honor of a friend long dead with whom 
he went to college more than half a century ago and 
of whom memories remain strong and vibrant. Such 
letters, repeated countless times, demonstrate vividly 
and abundantly the profound impact that the 
Lhiiversity of the South has had upon successive gen- 
erations of students, their families and friends, and 
on those who have come to know Sewanee. 

Bishop Quintard, who well knew the travails of 
fund-raising with his trips to England (but also some 
of the joy as well), wrote in the University prayer that 
we should pray for a "never failing succession of bene- 
factors." At the close of The Campaign for Sewanee, I 
urge all connected with the University to express 
thanks for the fulfillment of that prayer and gratitude 
for what this means for the University of the South as 
it prepares to enter into the 21st century. 

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Gilchrist and Gate Receive Alumni Honors 


ilbert Gilchrist, C'49, longtime professor of politi- 
cal science and an inspiration to several genera- 
tions of Sewanee students, earned the 1997 
Distinguished Faculty Award from the Associated 
Alumni dining homecoming ceremonies in October. 
The Distinguished Alumni Award for 1997 was present- 
ed to James G. Cate Jr., C'47, a Cleveland, Term., attor- 
ney, and former president of the alumni association. 

Marked by a football rictory over Washington & Lee, 
the homecoming weekend saw a strong turnout of 
alums returning to Sewanee. "It was extremely gratify- 
ing to see so many come back to the Mountain this 
year," said Yogi Anderson, C'72, executive director of 
the Associated Alumni. "I was also extremely pleased by 
the selection of this year's award recipients." 

"Gil was one of my favorite professors when I was a 
student at Sewanee and he is a dear friend today," said 
Anderson of the Distinguished Faculty Award recipient. 

Gilchrist is Alfred Walter Negley Professor of Political 
Science at the University of the South. Gilchrist holds a 
doctorate from the Johns Hopkins University, and he 
attended the London School of Economics for two years 
of post-graduate study. He is a member of Phi Beta 
Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, Blue Key, and the Pi 
Sigma Alpha National Political Science Society. 

Gilchrist, who has been listed in Wx>\ Wit) in the 
South and Southwest, has been a Fulbright Fellow and the 
recipient of a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship. He is 
a member of the American, Southern, and Tennessee 
political science associations. At Sewanee, he has served 
as the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship represen- 
tative, pre-law advisor, chairman for the committee on 
graduate scholarships, and chairman for the Tonya 
Public .Affairs Internship Program, among other activi- 

James G Cate Jr. is a partner in the Chattanooga law 
firm of Miller & Martin. 

"I am delighted that Jim has won this award. This is 
most appropriate, especially on the occasion of his 50th 
class reunion. He has served the University as a regent, 
a trustee, as president of the alumni association, and in 
numerous other ways. I couldn't be more pleased about 
this," said Yogi Anderson. 

After graduating from Sewanee, Cate attended 
Duke University Law School where he earned a J.D. 
degree in 1950. From his graduation there until early 
1954, he was in private law practice in Cleveland, Tenn. 
In 1954 Cate joined the Bowater Southern Paper 
Corporation as legal counsel and assistant secretary. 
Over the next 17 years, he served that company in a 
variety of positions including director, rice president, 
general counsel, and secretary. In 1971 he joined the 
law firm of Miller & Martin as a partner. 

Also active in his community, Cate has served as co- 
chairman and president of the United Way of Cleveland 
and Bradley County, president of the Bradley County Bar 
Association, a director of Junior Achievement of Bradley 
and McMinn counties, a director of Merchants' Bank, 

and a director of the Kiwanis Club. He serves as a trustee 
of the Cleveland State Community College Foundation, 
and was a director of First Federal Savings and Loan 
Association of Chattanooga. He is an active member of 
St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Cleveland. 

Cate is married to the former Margaret Wheland of 
Lookout Mountain, and they have a daughter, 
Margaret, who is a 1994 graduate of the University of 
the South. 

Sewanee Grads Look At Fraternities' Future 

In November, more than 50 Sewanee alumni returned 
to campus to discuss the future of the fraternity sys- 
tem at the Lhriversity. Representing seven decades 
and all 11 fraternities, the Sewanee graduates talked 
with University administrators and students about how 
to improve the fraternity system. 

"The challenge to restore the fraternity system at the 
University and to sustain that restoration is now present- 
ed," said Dean of Students Robert Pearigen, C'76, who 
convened the meeting. "It is a challenge that will require 
the active and ongoing participation of the alumni, the 
undergraduate chapters, and the University. The partici- 
pants at the meeting indicated a clear acceptance of that 
challenge, and I offer my sincere appreciation for their 
affirmation, support, and encouragement." 

Thomas Rue, C'68, president of the Associated 
Alumni, was impressed by the energy and commitment 
of alumni who attended. "I believe that we can strength- 
en the fraternity system at Sewanee through a collabo- 
rative effort between alumni, students, and administra- 
tors. This is one of my top goals as alumni association 

Rue, a Sigma Nu at Sewanee, encouraged alumni to 
get involved with the house renovation projects. He 
spent a week during the summer of 1997 on campus 
spearheading an effort to renovate the Sigma Nu 
house. Working alongside current fraternity members. 
Rue said the experience created a sense of common 
purpose between students and alumni. The issue of 
house renovations was a major topic at the meeting. 
Many of the fraternity houses on campus need signifi- 
cant work, said Pearigen. The University has committed 
funds and staff to assist in the restoration of fraternity 
houses, and fraternity alumni are beginning the process 
of raising funds for house renovations. 

Other topics addressed during the meeting ranged 
from the trend among some national fraternities to ban 
alcohol in their facilities to the need for ongoing con- 
nections between Sewanee alumni and undergraduates. 

While primary attention of the weekend focused on 
the fraternity system, attention will also be given in the 
coming months to enhancing the sorority system. 

"This was an encouraging first meeting, and I look 
forward to having alumni come back to campus to dis- 
cuss issues related to the Greek system," said Yice- 
Chancellor Samuel Williamson. "Working with alumni, 
I am confident we can find innovative ways to strength- 
en the fraternity and sorority systems on campus." 

Gil Gilchrist 

Jim Gate 

The University of the South 

O N X H E M O U 1ST T A I N 

Four honorary degrees luere 

awarded during the 

Founders' Day 

Convocation in October. 

Shown here, from left, are 

TheYU. Rev. Don A. 

Wimberly, chancellor, 

degree recipients Norma 

Patteson Mills, Zara 

Steiner, Harry C. Payne, 

and the Rev. Canon Willis 

Barnum Coker McCarty, 

and Dr. Samuel R. 

Willia mso n , vice-cha n cello r 

and president. 

President, Priest, Professor, and 
Philanthropist Receive Honorary Degrees 

Williams College President Harry C. Payne was 
awarded an honorary degree and delivered the 
Founders' Day address during ceremonies in All 
Saints' Chapel in October. Payne spoke to the contin- 
ued need for and reinvigoration of independent, liber- 
al arts education. 

"Our colleges need to stake out their special capaci- 
ty for nurturing the civic virtues. As small communities, 
we can become schools for civil and civic discourse 
through our democratic governance. As observers of 
the world beyond what students might call 'the bubble' 
of our often isolated locations, we can forcefully bring 
the great issues to our campuses. As citizens ourselves, 
we can do much better at clearing our voices and argu- 
ing with each other, before and with the students, as 
adults who can disagree forcefully while remaining 
partners in a common enterprise. As privileged institu- 
tions often located in communities of need, we can 
continue to expand our commitment to community 
service, but we should be sure to link this energy to 
learning about the larger issues that course through 
our local ills. As a stage on the way to the world of work, 
we can more successfully bring our students in contact 
with the graduates who keep the public sphere alive 
and active," said Payne. 

At the ceremony, degrees were also awarded to the 
Rev. Canon Willis Barnum Coker McCarty of Florida, 
C'54, T'56, regional canon for the Diocese of Florida; 
Norma Patteson Mills, vice chair of The Campaign for 
Sewanee; and Zara Steiner, one of the world's leading 
scholars of diplomatic history. 

Harry Payne earned bachelor's, master's, and doc- 
toral degrees from Yale University. He has taught at 
Colgate University, Haverford College, and Hamilton 
College. His administrative appointments include a 
tenure as provost, then acting president, at Haverford 
College, and president of Hamilton College. 

Among his honors and awards, Payne has served as 
president of the American Society for Eighteenth- 
Century Studies. He authored The Philosophes and the 
Peofrie, and has written numerous articles for scholarly 
journals. He currently serves as a director on several 
boards including Barnard College, Williamstown 
Theatre Festival, and the National Association of 
Independent Colleges & Universities. 

Norma Mills has been involved for many years in the 
life of the Chattanooga community. A native of 
Amherst, Va., Mills attended Sweet Briar College before 
earning a bachelor's degree in psychology from the 
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is also a 
graduate of the Education for Ministry program. 

Among her current activities, Mills serves on the 
board of trustees for the AIM Center of Chattanooga (a 
psycho-social center for the mentally ill), the Tennessee 
River Gorge Trust, the Hunter Museum of American 
Art, the T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital 
Foundation, Sweet Briar College, the University of 
Chattanooga Foundation at UTC, and the Episcopal 
Media Center. Mills also serves as co-chair of the 
Visiting Committee of die School of Theology. She is a 
former member of Sewanee 's Board of Regents. 

The Rev. Canon Willis Barnum Coker McCarty 
attended Florida State University before enrolling at the 
University of the South where he earned a bachelor's 
degree in history. Two years later he was awarded a mas- 
ter's of divinity degree from die School of Theology. 

McCarty's past professional service has included the 
post of rector at the Florida churches of St. Mark's in 
Jacksonville, St. Andrew's Episcopal in Panama City, 
and Holy Trinity in Apalachicola. He also has served as 
vice president of the House of Deputies, president of 
the Diocesan Standing Committee, and a member of 
the Presiding Bishop's Fund for World Relief. He also 
was a member of the executive council of the National 
Episcopal Church. In addition to his parish work, 
McCarty served as chaplain for the Florida Army 
National Guard for 40 years, retiring at the rank of 
colonel in 1997. 

Dr. Zara Shakow Steiner is lecturer and director of 
studies in history at Cambridge University. Steiner 
holds bachelor's degrees from both Swarthmore 
College and Oxford University, where she also earned a 
master's degree. She earned both a doctorate and a 
master's degree from Harvard University. Steiner has 
taught at Vassar College, Princeton University, 
Swarthmore College, Stanford University, the Institut 
Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales, in 
Geneva, Switzerland, and at Cambridge. 

She is author of Britain and the Origins of the First 
World War, The Foreign Office and Foreign Policy, 1898- 
1914, Present Problems of the Foreign Office, and The State 
Department and the Foreign Service. Steiner served as edi- 
tor of The {London) Times Survey oj Foreign Ministries of the 
World in 1982, is a member of the Royal Historical 
Society, and a Nuffield Foundation Fellow. She has also 
been the recipient of a John Harvard Fellowship, the 
European Cultural Foundation Award, and a Simon 
Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. 



Rue Elected Associated Alumni President 


lorn Rue, C'68, who has 

been an alumni volunteer 

through four decades, was 

elected president of the 

Associated Alumni during 


Rue's involvement with the 
association began soon after 
his graduation when he agreed 
to take on the job of class 
agent. "I'm just devoted to the 
University. I think Sewanee 
offers a unique educational opportunity, and I want to 
do my part to see that others have the same opportuni- 
ty that I had," says Rue, whose daughter, Emily, is an 
undergraduate at the University. 

A political science major who went on to attend the 
University of Alabama School of Law, Rue is a partner in 
the Mobile, Ala., law firm of Johnstone, Adams, Bailey, 
Gordon 8c Harris. He has served as a class agent and for 
the last four years as vice president for the Sewanee 
Annual Fund. 

As president of the Associated Alumni, Rue says he 
has two major goals. "I want to create a vibrant continu- 
ing education program for alumni. I will strive to imple- 
ment a system to take the Sewanee experience off the 
Mountain to alumni throughout the country," he says. 

"I am also committed to restoring the fraternity and 
sorority systems on campus. Working with Dean Rob 
Pearigen, administrators, and students, I think we can 
improve the fraternity and sorority experience." 

Rue encourages alumni who want to be part of 
Sewanee to get involved in the life of the University. 
"Alumni can help to recruit students, raise money, or 
provide career guidance for students. They can help 
Sewanee in a number of ways." 

Three new officers also were elected during home- 
coming. Susan Hine Duke, C'83, is the new vice presi- 
dent for planned giving. Charles J. (Chuck) Nabit, C'77, 
succeeds Rue as vice president for the Sewanee Annual 
Fund. Craig S. Wilson, C'82, is the vice president for 

Duke is a certified financial planner for Dean Witter 
in Atlanta, Ga. She has been a planned giving agent for 
her class and has written about estate planning issues 
for the Sewanee Financial Planner. She and her hus- 
band, David, C'84, live with their two children in 
Norcross, Ga. 

Nabit is managing partner of Westport Investment 
Group and secretary of the Nabit Foundation in 
Baltimore, Md. Active in community affairs, Nabit has 
been involved in community service in the Baltimore 
area, directing the Chesapeake Bay Swim, which bene- 
fits the March of Dimes. He was a member of the 
Sewanee area campaign committee for the Washington, 
D.C., area campaign, and the Nabit Foundation recent- 
ly made a $250,000 gift to Sewanee for a scholarship pro- 
gram that will support undergraduates. 

Wilson is an investment banker with the Duncan- 
Smith Company in San Antonio, Texas. He has been 
active in the life of the University, serving as lay trustee 

from the Diocese of Dallas and as a career services advi- 
sor. He and his wife, Page, C'84, live in San Antonio 
with their children. 

The new officers join Paul Greeley, C'54, vice presi- 
dent for reunions; Nora Frances Stone McRae, C'77, 
who changed roles from vice president for regions to 
vice president for admission; and Laurie Jarrett Rogers, 
C'85, vice president for career services. 

Anne Katherine Jones Named as 
Sewanee's 23rd Rhodes Scholar 

Anne Katherine Jones of 
Marietta, Ga., has become 
the University of the 
South 's 23rd Rhodes Scholar. 
Jones, a senior at Sewanee with 
a 4.0 grade point average, was 
one of four Rhodes Scholars 
named from the southern dis- 
trict, which includes Alabama, 
Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, 
Louisiana, Mississippi, and 
Tennessee. A total of 32 Rhodes 
Scholars were selected from the United Suites this year. 

"Anne is an extraordinarily gifted and committed 
scientist and one of the most advanced students we 
have had in recent years," according to Brown 
Patterson, C'52, professor of history, advisor to 
Sewanee's Rhodes scholarship hopefuls and, himself, a 
recipient of the award in 1953. "She is also an out- 
standing student leader in Sewanee's outreach pro- 
grams to neighboring counties." 

One of Sewanee's Benedict Scholars, a scholarship 
which provides full tuition, fees, room, and board, Jones 
is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, a former National Merit 
Scholar, and a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa 
leadership honor society. As a student, she has served 
as a research assistant to Donald Krogstad, assistant pro 
fessor of chemistry at Sewanee, and has spent two sum- 
mers conducting research with faculty members at the 
University of Minnesota and Wake Forest University. 

A double major in chemistry and math, Jones plans 
to continue her study of chemistry at Oxford Univer- 
sity. "I would like to study chemistry at Oxford be- 
cause of the wealth of opportunities there which 
match my interests," says Jones. "I feel that it will not 
be difficult to find a research group which I can con- 
tribute to and which can help me gain familiarity with 
new experimental techniques and theories. By study- 
ing at Oxford, I hope I would be exposed to new ideas 
in chemistry which will prepare me for a career in 
chemical research." 

Jones is also active outside the classroom. This year, 
she is serving as president of the Sewanee Community 
Service Council, an umbrella organization which over- 
sees the activities of all student community service orga- 
nizations on campus. She also works as a volunteer 
tutor at Grundy County High School. 

Established by Cecil Rhodes in 1904, the Rhodes 
Scholarship program for study at Oxford University 
annually recognizes outstanding students from all over 
the world. 

The University of the South 

It has been a grand success. 

The Campaign for Sewanee, which 
began in January 1991, culminated on Dec- 
ember 31, 1997. The year's end marked the 
conclusion of sustained work toward a large 
monetary goal that will allow Sewanee to contin- 
ue the vision of its farsighted Founders. 

Alumni and friends contributed $107.7 million to 
the Campaign, surpassing the fund-raising drive's goal 
of $91.5 million. And the Campaign received $66.2 mil- 
lion in planned gifts, exceeding the initial goal of $50 million. 

The monetary goal has been reached, thanks to the hard work 
and commitment of dedicated people. Indeed, people were the ulti- 
mate thrust of the effort, and the benefits to Sewanee students and fac- 
ulty are readily apparent: new scholarship and financial aid recipients, new 

off the Mounts 

The Campaign for Sewanee 

has ultimately focused on 

transforming the lives of 

students, helping them to 

learn and grow during 

their time on the 


faculty, new high tech classroom space, and 
new opportunities for student outreach 
through All Saints' Chapel. At the same time, 
the Campaign made possible important ren- 
ovations of buildings and funded the cre- 
ation of much-needed new facilities. 

The Campaign for Sewanee reaches far 
into the future in its effects, both tangible 
and intangible. As Vice-Chancellor and 
President Samuel Williamson has noted, 
"Sewanee is about transforming lives." 

The transforming power of Sewanee, its 
climate of reflection and stimulation, has cre- 
ated lasting loyalties over the years. Alumni 
and friends may depart the Mountain, but 
they never go away in spirit. They will be 
there to help Sewanee remain true to its 

The Beginning 

In 1985, the strategic planning that 
formed the basis of the Campaign began 
under former Vice-Chancellor Robert M. 
Ayres Jr., C'49, H'74, of Austin, Texas, and 
was approved by the University's boards of 
regents and trustees. 

In 1991, the University entered the "quiet 
phase" of the Campaign, a time to build 
leadership support and solicit major contri- 
butions. The goal was $91.5 million, with an 

additional $50 million objective in bequests 
and expectancies. 

As the Campaign proceeded, the process 
became noisier. As more and more people 
came forward to lend a hand to The 
Campaign for Sewanee, as the generosities 
accumulated, the realization of our goals 
took shape and helped us look into the 

Seven years is a long time, but it is a short 
time in which to do so much. A large number 
of people have worked tirelessly on The 
Campaign for Sewanee. They have devoted 
energy and enthusiasm toward this special 
goal, while going about their day-to-day tasks 
as well. They have felt the joy of collective 
effort toward many honorable goals that 
serve the larger goal. They can count them- 
selves winners. 

Ayres, and Thomas P. Dupree, Sr., HA'93 
of Lexington, Ky., co-chaired the Campaign 
with energy and enthusiasm. Ayres, as a for- 
mer vice-chancellor, and Dupree, as former 
chairman of the Board of Regents, are acute- 
ly aware of Sewanee 's uniqueness and 
strengths, and its needs for the 21st century. 

"The success of the Campaign means that 
the University of the South will continue to be 
a force in independent education during one 
of the most competitive and challenging peri- 
ods in the history of higher education," Ayres 
says. During his tenure as vice-chancellor, 
from 1976-87, Sewanee 's endowment grew 
significandy, from $20 million to $90 million. 

An early $5 million anonymous gift gave 
the Campaign a "jet-propelled" start, says 
Dupree. "It has been a long and thrilling 
road, one on which I look back with nostal- 

When the Campaign was defined in 1991, 
C. Beeler Brush, C'68, was named director. 
Robert Fowler, C'52, then a regent, took the 
reins of the Campaign's planned giving com- 
mittee. In October 1993, the public phase of 
the Campaign began with "Celebrate the 
Mountain" festivities. In addition to Ayres, 
Dupree, and Fowler, the steering committee 
for the Campaign included Vice-Chancellor 
Williamson, the Rt. Rev. John M. Allin, C'43, 
T'45, H'62, former presiding bishop of the 
Episcopal Church, of Hobe Sound, Fla.; 
Ogden D. Carlton, C'32, trustee, of Albany, 



Ga.; Mrs. Olan Mills II, former regent, of 
Chattanooga; and Scott L. Probasco III, C'77, 
also of Chattanooga. 

Dupree and Ayres led the volunteer efforts 
for Sewanee, and faithful alumni, led by 
Probasco as area campaign chairman, took 
up the banner all around the country, form- 
ing committees, tapping more volunteers, 
contacting potential donors, and generating 

The Campaign for Sewanee was taken to 
various Sewanee Clubs around the country — 
Nashville, Chattanooga, Memphis, Atlanta, 
St. Louis, Greenville, Charleston, Birming- 
ham, Huntsville, Charlotte, Jacksonville, 
Tampa — as well as to Chicago and 
Washington, DC. These locations and others, 
as part of a dozen area campaigns, became 
hotbeds of activity on behalf of the University 
on the Mountain. The regional efforts at 
fundraising surpassed their original goals, as 
alumni and friends rallied to give something 
back to Sewanee. 

Here are just some of the things those who 
believe in Sewanee have done. This story is a 
celebration of collective efforts to sustain and 
bolster the University for learning, reflection, 
and transformation. 

Growth in the 
Endowment Creates New 
Opportunities for 

Many individuals want others to have the 
unique and enriching educational experi- 
ence of Sewanee, and have contributed to- 
ward scholarships that will make that possible. 

In 1994, Sewanee received a $5 million gift 
from Samuel and Betty Benedict of 
Cincinnati, Ohio, and the Samuel and Betty 
Benedict Fund was established at the 
University to provide full undergraduate 
scholarships that include tuition, fees, room, 
and board. The Benedict gift acknowledged 
and extended the importance of the existing 
University Scholars program, and these schol- 
ars are now known as Benedict Scholars. 
Three such scholarships are given each year 
to students who demonstrate superior acade- 
mic and leadership qualities. 

"At any one time," says Robert Hedrick, 
director of admission, "we have 12 superior 
scholars on campus. Having such outstand- 
ing scholars on campus is enriching for the 
University." Hedrick notes that the Benedict 
scholarship program helps the University to 
remain viable in a competitive marketplace, 
attracting the best students. Scholarship 
recipients often go on to win other awards as 
well, he notes. This year, a Benedict Scholar, 
Anne Katherine Jones of Marietta, Ga., was 
awarded a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship 
and will follow her Sewanee education with 
graduate studies at Oxford in mathematics 
and chemistry. 

Sam Benedict was touched by Sewanee 
early in this century, when his father, the Rev. 

Providing scholarships aru 
financial aid for students 
was a major priority of the 
Campaign. Alumni and 
friends contributed, 
$18,579,914 to support 
deserving stwlen ts. 


Biology professor Nancy 
Berner is one of many new 
faculty members hired dur- 
ing the Campaign. She 
brings to Seiuanee a com- 
mitment to teaching and 
impressive scholarship. She 
involves her students in 
her research, giving them 
valuable experiences that 
will help them in graduate 
school and in their careers. 

Cleveland K Benedict, served as dean of the 
School of Theology and Sam attended the 
Sewanee Military Academy The Benedicts 
lived in Fnlford Hall, at that time so drafty 
that the wind blowing outside often extin- 
guished candles on the dining room table. 
Samuel Benedict went on to the Hill School, 
in Pottstown, Pa., then to Princeton, and then 
to a long career with Procter and Gamble in 
Cincinnati. He retired as corporate secretary 
in 1962 and died in 1994, but his legacy at 
Sewanee lives on. 

Another major merit-based scholarship 
program created during the Campaign, the 
Baldwin Scholarship Program, helps 
Sewanee attract superb students. Funded by a 
$1 million gift from the Baldwin family, the 
program supports two outstanding students 
from Montgomery County, Ala., each year. 

While merit-based scholarships are impor- 
tant to the University, Sewanee also received 
major funding during the Campaign for 
need-based scholarships. Sewanee 's strong 
financial aid program, which makes every 
effort to fund 100 percent of a student's 
demonstrated need, allows students to attend 
the University who otherwise might not have 
the opportunity. Alumni and friends donated 

$12,329,914 during the Campaign to support 
need-based financial aid. 

Other scholarship programs established during 
the Campaign provide students with myriad 
opportunities for real-world experiences. 

The pre-existing Tonya Internship Program, 
funded by the Tonya Memorial Foundation of 
Chattanooga and sponsoring more than 30 stu- 
dent internships each year, has also been aug- 
mented by the Campaign. An adjunct to the 
Tonya program, the Bing Family Internship, 
established by Steve and Julie Bing and their 
son, Derek, C'93, in honor of Sidney and Betty 
Bing of Adanta, will provide a stipend for stu- 
dents working on summer internships. 

In 1996, Clayton Lee "Teddy" Burwell, 
C'32, a Sewanee Rhodes Scholar and retired 
attorney, established a $100,000 scholarship 
fund to encourage international studies. It 
will be awarded to an economics, history, or 
foreign language major with a demonstrated 
interest in the study of Asia. 

Another scholarship fund, the Bruce 
McGehee Greene Research Fund, was estab- 
lished in Dr. Greene's name as a memorial by 
his family and friends. Following Greene's 
graduation from Sewanee in 1967, he had a 
long and distinguished career in medicine, 
specializing in tropical diseases. At the time 
of his death in 1992, he was professor of med- 
icine and Director of the Division of Geogra- 
phic Medicine at the University of Alabama at 

The Greene scholarship provides funding 
for students to conduct independent 
research in physics, chemistry, biology, and 
English. Greene scholarships are available 
during the summer as well as during the aca- 
demic year, and students are required to pre- 
sent oral and written reports of their findings. 
Paige Eagan, a junior chemistry major from 
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, was among the 
first Greene scholarship recipients. She spent 
the summer of 1997 working with chemistry 
professor Edward Kirven on molecular mod- 
eling of vitamin B12, and has continued the 
work as an independent study project. 

"It has been a wonderful experience," 
Eagan says. "It enabled me to learn laborato- 
ry techniques I never would have learned in a 
classroom setting." She presented the results 
of her study this fall at a meeting of the 

University chapter of Sigma Xi Scientific 
Research Society. 

Steven Howell, a biology major from 
Bowling Green, Ky., was another Greene 
scholar. His summer research led to the 
development of an honors paper and a 
research report, which he presented at meet- 
ings of the Tennessee Academy of Science. 

In 1994, the Episcopal Foundation of 
Texas pledged $1 million to the University, 
endowing a need-based scholarship fund for 
undergraduate and seminary students from 
the Diocese of Texas. The scholarship is 
named in honor of the Rt. Rev. Maurice 
Benitez, T'58, H'73. Benitez was rector of the 
Church of St. John the Divine in Houston 
before becoming the sixth Bishop of Texas. 

The Johnson Bransford Wallace 
Scholarship Fund was created by four of 
Wallace's children as a birthday gift for him. 
Wallace '52, who chaired the Nashville area 
campaign, added his own contribution to the 
fund, which will give preference to graduates 
of Montgomery Bell Academy or Harpeth 
Hall School, in Nashville. Students from the 
South Kent School of South Kent, 
Connecticut, will be eligible for considera- 
tion for a scholarship established by a $60,000 
endowment presented to the University by an 
anonymous donor. 

The McDonald Family Endowed 
Scholarship was established by the late 
Annette Nail McDonald of Birmingham, in 
memory of her husband Allan McDonald, 
and in honor of her children, Kathryn 
McDonald, C'92, and John McDonald, C'96. 
The scholarship is need-based and will cover 
at least one-half of the cost of attending 
Sewanee for deserving students. 

The Wright-Bentley Foundation, funded 
by Spencer and Donne Wright of 
Chattanooga, has provided an annual fund, 
combined with a challenge grant, to help 
deserving undergraduates who are active 
contributors in music, sports, civic and/or 
religious causes. The total of $35,000 will be 
awarded every fall as Dean's Scholarships, 
replacing student loans with grants. 

Late in 1997, two alumni who represent the 
future leadership of the institution made 
major gifts to provide scholarships for deserv- 
ing students. The Nabit Foundation, created 

by Chuck Nabit, C'77, of Baltimore, Md., 
made a $250,000 gift to establish a scholarship 
program for students with financial need. 
Buddy Ortale, C'83, of Nashville, Tenn., has 
pledged $100,000 to establish an undergradu- 
ate foreign study scholarship to assist students 
wishing to study abroad with their expenses. 
This need-based scholarship will be named 
after Lawson Fort, a classmate of Ortale 's, who 
died in a car accident in June 1983. 

A Commitment to 

In addition to aiding students, the 
Campaign goals have helped attract faculty 
members who embody the philosophy of 
Sewanee. One of them is Jennifer Davis 
Michael, C'89, a Sewanee Rhodes Scholar. 
She joined the Sewanee faculty three years 
ago after completing her doctoral studies at 
Northwestern University. Michael is a contin- 
uing award-winner as well. She recently 
learned she had received Northwestern 's 
Hagstrum Prize for her dissertation on the 
work of William Blake. 

Political science professor 
Charles Brockett became 
one of two Biehl Professors 
of International Studies. 
Brockett, who has been 
teaching at Sewanee for 
almost 20 years, has a 
wide array of international 
interests. This semester, he 
is leading a group of stu- 
dents in Costa Rica as they 
look at the complex issues 
of sustainable development 
in that country. 

The University of the South 

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The Campaign bolstered 
the use of technology in the 
classroom. Several new 
high-tech classrooms were 
created through Campaign 
contributions, helping stu- 
dents arid faculty as they 
learn in an age of rapidly 
changing technology. 
Pictured at light, a student 
works on an outreach pro- 
ject. The Outreach Program 
has benefitted from the 
Campaign, creating power- 
ful experiences for students 
outside the classroom. 

"For me," Michael 
says, "Sewanee was — 
and I hope still is — a 
place where faculty 
cared as much about 
students as they did 
about their subjects. 
That combination of 
intellectual rigor 
and personal support 
helped to shape me 
not only as a scholar 
but as a human 
being." Michael is 
pleased to be back on 
the Mountain as a professor and mentor of 

She joins a host of young faculty members 
who have been hired during the Campaign, 
people ranging from biologist Nancy Berner, 
a widely published researcher and superb 
teacher, to economist Jill Hendrickson to his- 
torians Woody Register, C'81, and John Willis. 
The establishment of endowed professor- 
ships has been one of the priorities of the 
Campaign. In 1995, Carl Biehl, C'32, of 
Texas, left a $3.25 million bequest to endow 
two new faculty chairs at Sewanee. Political 
science professor Charles Brockett and 
anthropology professor Richard O'Connor 
became the first Biehl professors of Inter- 
national Studies, honored for their exem- 
plary research and teaching. 

Brockett and O'Connor have diverse inter- 

national interests. Brockett's work on 
political issues relating to the envi- 
ronment has motivated him and his 
colleague, Sewanee economics pro- 
fessor Robin Gottfried, to create a 
groundbreaking interdisciplinary 
program in Costa Rica. Each year 
Brockett or Gottfried leads Sewanee 
students and undergraduates from 
other colleges to the rainforests of 
Costa Rica, where they examine issues 
relating to sustainable development. 
O'Connor continues his research on 
the people of Southeast Asia, an area 
that he has studied since the 1960s. 

The Campaign has also meant 
acquisition of up-to-date and sophisti- 
cated equipment for use by faculty 
and students in instruction and research. In 
September 1992, the Kresge Foundation pre- 
sented a $300,000 challenge giant, which was 
matched by Sewanee, for the purchase of five 
scientific instruments for interdisciplinary 
use: a scanning electron microscope, a mag- 
netic resonance spectrometer, an infrared 
spectrometer and microscope, a gas chro- 
matograph mass spectrograph, and an X-ray 

The Kresge grant made possible the cre- 
ation of the Materials Analysis Laboratory and 
has revolutionized the teaching of science at 
the University. Larry Jones, professor of biolo- 
gy and associate dean, 
notes that the acquisi- 
tion of high-tech equip- 
ment puts Sewanee on 
a par with many larger 
universities, and gives 
undergraduate students 
hands-on experience 
with instruments used 
in cutting-edge re- 
search laboratories. In 
addition to helping 
keep Sewanee apace, 
the total $1.2 million 
in endowed funds pro- 
vides for laboratory 
and equipment main- 
tenance. Steve Shaver, 

associate professor of geology, says the Kresge 
equipment has transformed research oppor- 
tunities for professors and students. "This is 


equipment that only a handful of liberal arts 
colleges in the country have." 

Another challenge grant came from the 
Hewlett Foundation, providing $250,000 
matched by private funding of $750,000. This 
is the second time Sewanee has received 
funding from the Hewlett Foundation. The 
first Hewlett grant, in conjunction with funds 
from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, still 
supports academic and outreach activities. 
The new three-to-one matching grant was 
met by private funds in 1995, and the endow- 
ment created, known as the Hewlett Presi- 
dential Discretionary Fund, has a large num- 
ber of beneficiaries, allowing the vice-chan- 
cellor to respond to immediate needs for 
which regularly budgeted funds are not avail- 
able. The Hewlett Fund supports research 
projects by undergraduates and post-tenure 
faculty. It helps bring some of the best con- 
temporary thinkers to campus as speakers. It 
funds the Writing-Across-the-Curriculum pro- 
gram, which has as its goal improvement of 
writing skills in all subjects. It provides a 
much-needed boost to minority scholarships 
and recruiting in a time of government cut- 
backs for such programs. 

Not least, it funds community service pro- 
jects, helping with travel and materials and 
allowing Sewanee students and faculty mem- 
bers to make a positive impact on the lives of 
others. Some service projects take place close 
at home, on the Domain; some take under- 
graduates, seminarians, and faculty to work in 
other states and countries, reaching inner 
cities as well as rural areas in need. Outreach 
programs are a vital part of the University 
chaplaincy, led by the Rev. Tom Ward, C'67, 
and Dixon Myers, outreach coordinator. 

"Our hands-on outreach projects put peo- 
ple in grass-roots situations with persons 
who have different ways of life," Ward says. 
The experiences, he says, help students 
make sense of their own lives. 

Contributions Make 
Possible New Buildings, 
Renovation of Existing 

The Campaign for Sewanee has been 

behind important campus facilities construc- 
tion and renovations. The results are already 
visible on the Mountain, and more will be- 
come apparent as building projects are com- 

The late Robert Dobbs Fowler, C'52, a for- 
mer member of the Board of Regents, began 
The Campaign for Sewanee as a member of 
the planned gifts committee. He led the way 
with a $5 million gift for the Sport and Fitness 
Center, created by expansion of the existing 
Julian complex. Upon his death, he left an 
additional $10 million legacy to the 
University. The Fowler Center has become a 
showplace as well as a gathering place for the 
University and the Sewanee community. It 
combines facilities for intercollegiate compe- 
titions with facilities for personal fitness. It 
encompasses a nine-lane, 25-yard swimming 
pool; basketball, tennis, racquetball, volley- 
ball and squash courts; weight training and 

ABOVE, the Fowler Center 
has created excitement on 
campus. Used by NCAA 
basketball players, intra- 
mural athletes, faculty, stu- 
dents and staff, the Fowler 
Center has created new 
opportunities for building 
community. Left, the 
Campaign has helped to 
preserve one of Sewanee's 
most precious assets — the 
1 0, 000-acre domain — for 
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Above, tA« third floor of 
Carnegie has been renovat- 
ed for the art department, 
providing vital new space 
/or teaching and studio 
work. Below, //?.? #tird 
/7^;i of Woods Laboratories 
underwent a major facelift. 
The result — new classroom 
and leaching space for the 
psychology and anthropolo- 
gy departments as well as 
new high-tech classrooms. 

exercise equipment areas, dance studio, and 
160-meter indoor track. 

Ground was broken in May 1997 for the 
$3.3 million Tennessee Williams Center, 
funded by a portion of the Tennessee 
Williams bequest. The project involves reno- 
vation of the former Sewanee Military 
Academy gymnasium and addition of about 
10,000 square feet to create a finished com- 
plex of about 22,000 square feet. Sewanee has 
long been a Williams beneficiary, and 
received the remainder of the Williams estate 

in 1996 after the death of the late playwright's 
sister, Rose. The estate, estimated at $7 mil- 
lion, includes the rights to Williams' body of 
plays. Although Williams did not attend 
Sewanee, he developed a love and respect for 
the institution through the stories of his 
grandfather, the Rev. Walter E. Dakin, who 
attended the School of Theology in the late 
1890s. The lobby of the Williams Center will 
be named for Dakin. 

The Williams Center theatre will be named 
for J. Proctor Hill Jr., C'60, whose $719,000 
bequest will be used for its construction. The 
theatre complex will have "the same pro- 
found impact on the theatre depardnent that 
the Fowler Center has had on athletics and 
recreation," says Peter Smith, chairman of 
Sewanee's theatre department. Smith noted 
that the facility will give Sewanee strength in 
competition for talented theatre and dance 
students: "They will develop their talents with- 
in, and then leave Sewanee to carry their 
artistic ambitions wherever there are audi- 
ences gathered." The center is also expected 
to be important for summer events held in 
conjunction with the Sewanee Writers' Con- 
ference, which was funded by the original 
Williams bequest, and Sewanee Summer 

Also in May 1997, more than 400 people, 
including four bishops and former chancel- 
lors, gathered for groundbreaking cere- 
monies for the new Chapel of the Apostles. 
The chapel, at the old Sewanee Military 
Academy site, will serve as a center of worship 
and provide a much-needed facility for the 
training of priests. The chapel became a real- 
ity because of an anonymous $1 million dona- 
tion and several other major gifts: A gift from 
Paul and Evelyn Howell of Houston, Texas, 
was presented in honor of the Rt. Rev. John 
M. Allin, C'43, T'45, H'62, who was chancel- 
lor of the University from 1973-79. A $50,000 
bequest from Mary Jennings of La Jolla, 
Calif, honors Jennings' father, Payne Jen- 
nings Sr., a poet and teacher who was a pos- 
tulant in the School of Theology's class of 

By providing a special place for Eucharist, 
common prayer, and preaching, the new 
chapel will be at the crux of seminary life. 
"People come to Sewanee to study the Bible, 

Sewanee/Winter 1998 

church history, theology and preaching," says 
the Very Rev. Dr. Guy Fitch Lytle, dean of the 
School of Theology. "But the most important 
part of becoming a priest is learning to lead 
worship and to be worshipful. That makes the 
chapel the absolute centerpoint of our lives." 

Lytle also noted that the theology program 
has recently been strengthened by a $200,000 
grant from the Arthur Vining Davis 
Foundations to support the work of the 
Center for Ministry in Small Churches. The 
Center will help the School of Theology link 
formal theological education with the practi- 
cal needs of the church. 

During 1994-95, Hodgson Hall underwent 
a $2.9 million renovation and gained 5,000 
feet of living space to become a 14-suite, 63- 
bed residence hall. Originally built as a 
library in 1875, Hodgson was pressed into ser- 
vice as the University hospital in 1899. The 
old operating room light now hangs over a 
central commons room. 

"Along with Emery and Phillips, Hodgson 
now forms a residential campus similar to the 
area around Quintard and Gorgas halls," says 
Tom Kepple, vice president for business and 
community relations. Kepple notes that the 
beautiful building, renovated under direction 
of the architectural firm of Street, Dixon, and 
Rick, provides a strong asset as the University 
enrollment is slowly and steadily increased. 

St. Luke's Chapel, one of Sewanee's oldest 
and finest collegiate gothic buildings, saw 
major updating and repair in 1994. St. Luke's 
is used for musical performances, and con- 
tinues to be used as a place of worship. The 
renovation was funded primarily by a 
$250,000 gift received in 1987 from Rear 
Admiral Paul E. Pihl, a gift that has been aug- 
mented by Campaign contributions. 

With a portion of a $3.1 million gift from 
Lulu Hampton Owen, H'86, of Nashville, 
long-needed changes were made on the third 
floor of Woods Laboratories, creating four 
classrooms, 10 offices, and five laboratories 
for the departments of psychology and 
anthropology as well as several new high tech 

Stirling's Coffeehouse, on Georgia 
Avenue, was added to the Sewanee commu- 
nity in April 1996. It occupies a charming 
Victorian house originally located on the site 

where duPont Library now stands. Its renova- 
tion was funded by The Campaign for 
Sewanee. Dedicated to the memory of 
beloved English professor Edwin Stirling, 
C'62, it has become an important gathering 
place of a different kind, providing a cozy 
and intimate atmosphere in which friends 
gather and talk or study, play games, or dis- 
cuss and share poetry. 

Jon Shehee, a student from College Park, 
Ga., has worked at Stirling's for more than a 
year. "It gives us a place for half-hedonism," 
he says. "That is, it's a place to gather without 
intoxication. You can get a snack if you miss a 
meal. It provides an alternative place to study. 
The lighting is good here, and you can always 
find companionship and conversation. It has 
become indispensable." 

A major new project is still in develop- 

Two of Sewanee's most dis- 
tinguished stone build- 
ings — St. Luke's Chapel, 
top, and Hodgson Hall, 
Mow — were given new lifi 
during the Campaign. St. 
Luke's now offers intimate 
performing space for the 
music department. 
Hodgson has become one c 
the finest dorms on cam- 
pus, complete with the old 
light in the lobby that usee 
to illuminate the work of 
surgeons when Hodgson 
was a hospital. 

The University of the South 

AVision Sustained 

The Campaign 
for Sewanee 


Dr. Samuel R. Williamson 

Vice-Chancellur and President 
Mr. Robert M. Ayres, Jr., 

C'49, H'74 
Mr. Thomas R Dupree, Sr., 


The Rt. Rev. John M. Allin, 

C'43, T'45, H'62 
Mr. Ogden D. Carlton, 

C'32" H*91 

Honorary Co-Chairs 
Mrs. Olan Mills II, H'97 

Mr. Scott L. Probasco III, 


Area Campaign Chair 
Mr. William B. Davis, C'69 

Planned Gifts Chair 

Mr. Jacob F. Bryan IV, C'65 
Mr. Jesse L. Carroll, Jr., C'69 
The Rt. Rev. C. Judson 

Child,Jr.,C'44,T'48, H'78 
Mrs. Frances B. Corzine 
The Rt. Rev. Duncan M. 

Gravjr., T'53, H'72 
Mr. Paul N. Howell, H'88 
Ms. Judith Ward Lineback, 

Mr. Edward Gage Nelson, 

Dr. Stephen E. Puckette II, 

Mr. Robert N. Rust III, C'61 
The Rt. Rev. Edward L. 

Salmon, C'56, H'91 
Mr. J. Bransford Wallace, 

Mr. John W. Woods, C'54, 

The Rt. Rev. Don A. 

Wimberly, H'87 

Mr. David K. Beecken, C'68 

Chair of the Board of Regents 
Mr. James H. Bratton,Jr., 


President of the Associated 

Dr. Frederick H. Crooni 


Dr. Robert L. Keele, C'56 

Dean of the College 
The Very Rev. Dr. Guy Fitch 
Lvtle HI 

Dean oj the School of 

merit. The University Commons, a new din- 
ing hall, has been an essential and integral 
part of The Campaign for Sewanee. The 
University Commons will mean the retire- 
ment and renovation of Gailor, which was 
built in the 1950s when University enroll- 
ment was only 500 students. Gailor will 
become administrative offices, allowing 
Carnegie Hall in mid-campus to be returned 
to faculty offices and classrooms. 

The Board of Regents has endorsed the 
University Commons plan, and construction 
will begin in spring of 1998. Encompassing 
42,000 square feet, it will be located on 
University Avenue south of All Saints' 
Chapel, and will be built completely of 
Sewanee stone, in the Gothic manner. The 
University Commons has been designed by 
architect Malcolm Holzman, and in its loca- 
tion is intended to bring the central focus of 
the campus back to the Quadrangle and All 
Saints' Chapel. It will encompass a 450-seat 
formal dining hall, a 250-seat informal room, 
a 150-seat outdoor dining area, and four 
meeting rooms, as well as kitchen, lobby, 
serving area, and storage space. About 70 
percent has been committed toward the total 
cost of $13.8 million for the University 
Commons; the remainder will be financed 
by a bond. 

A $1 million gift toward the University 
Commons came from Bill Spencer C'41, 
retired biotechnology entrepreneur of 
Birmingham. An anonymous gift of $1 mil- 
lion from a Florida donor will also be used 
toward the dining hall. The Board of 
Regents, created a leadership challenge for 
the dining hall that raised $900,000. And 
former Vice-Chancellor Robert Ayres, who 
has long supported a new dining hall for stu- 
dents, has made a major commitment to the 
effort. To date, more than $9.6 million has 
been raised toward the dining hall. 

The Sewanee Annual 
Fund Keeps Us Going 

The Sewanee Annual Fund makes up the 
difference between tuition revenues and the 
actual cost of running the University. 
Donations to the annual fund generate 
about 4.2% of the University's operating 

budget which sustains our day-to-day needs: 
faculty salaries, financial aid, study pro- 
grams, purchases of equipment and other 
improvements. The annual fund is our basic 
foundation, and will see us through in the 
years to come. 

For the final four years of The Campaign 
for Sewanee, Mobile attorney Thomas S. 
Rue, C'68, led volunteer efforts for the 
Sewanee Annual Fund. A dedicated com- 
munity activist in his area, Rue knows the 
importance of the annual fund for keeping 
our balance sheet in good order, and the 
importance of increased donations in the 
future. During the course of the Campaign, 
the Sewanee Annual Fund received 
$10,923,950 in donations from alumni and 
friends, exceeding the goal of $8,700,000. 
Under Rue's leadership the Annual Fund 
exceeded its 1996-97 goal of $1.8 million by 

The University of the South is among the 
top 20 institutions across the country in 
terms of total dollars raised per student. 
Applications to Sewanee increase yearly, and 
we are among the leading liberal arts insti- 
tutions in the country. 

Gifts For the Future 

The Campaign was helped greatly by 
unrestricted bequests, including a $500,000 
bequest from the estate of the Rt. Rev. 
Christoph Keller Jr., T'55, H'68. Keller, who 
died in May 1995, was elected the 10th bish- 
op of the Diocese of Arkansas in 1970 and 
served in that role until 1981. Keller was very 
much involved in the life of the University, 
serving as a member of the Board of 
Trustees from 1967-77 and as a member of 
the Board of Regents from 1972-77. 

Other major planned gifts include a 
$205,000 bequest from the estate of William 
Whitfield Shaw, C'22, of Raleigh, North 
Carolina, and a bequest of $150,000 from 
the estate of Edmund G. Orgill, former 
mayor of Memphis. Orgill helped to raise 
money for the building of Gailor and 
Gorgas Halls in the 1950s, and helped to 
establish the Kefauver-Clayton and Kefauver- 
Orgill scholarships at Sewanee, supporting 
students in political science. 

These are examples of an effort that is a 



tribute to the vision of Robert D. Fowler, 
C'52, who laid the initial groundwork for 
the bequests and expectancies objective as 
chairman of the planned gifts committee, 
and to Judy Lineback, C'73, who succeeded 
Fowler in that role after his death. In 1995, 
Bill Davis, C'69, took over as planned giving 
chair for the committee. 

Fowler, an Atlanta-area newspaper editor 
and publisher for most of his life, believed 
strongly in the need for an ongoing planned 
giving effort on behalf of the University. 
"Bequests continue to be tremendously 
important to the ongoing success of the 
University of the South," said Fowler in 
1993. Leading by example, he left a $10 mil- 
lion legacy to the University upon his 
death — the largest single bequest in the 
institution's history — in addition to the $5 
million he gave for the new Fowler Sport 
and Fitness Center. 

As chair of the planned gifts committee, 
Fowler frequently emphasized the signifi- 
cance of such donations saying that "real- 
ized bequests and similar planned gifts have 
accounted for one-third of Sewanee's total 
annual support from individuals." 

"This is the culmination of hard work 
over many years," says Lineback. "Bob 
Fowler contributed in a big way, staff mem- 
bers at the University have been working 
with a number of people, and the new 
planned giving class agents have put forth 
efforts that have borne fruit and given cause 
to celebrate." 

The bequests and expectancies total 
includes 128 notifications of bequests by 
will, 40 trust arrangements, 52 gifts of life 
insurance policies, and 11 pooled income 
fund gifts. 

These planned gifts will benefit the Uni- 
versity in the years to come, providing valu- 
able support for students, faculty, and pro- 

The Mountain 

As we celebrate reaching the close of The 
Campaign for Sewanee, we celebrate all 
those who have been touched by the 
Mountain and who continue to visit, in per- 


son, in spirit, and by their contributions. Our 
academic offerings and our facilities have 
benefited from their largesse. Some of our 
special donors through the years are recog- 
nized on a plaque installed in the renovated 
lobby of Walsh-Ellett Hall. The Never-Ending 
Succession of Benefactors Wall was dedicat- 
ed in Walsh-Ellett on December 7, 1996, and 
notes individuals and organizations includ- 
ing corporate foundations who have given 
$1 million, or its equivalent by today's stan- 
dards, to the University. 

Throughout the history of the University, 
Sewanee has relied on a "never-failing succes- 
sion" of benefactors: from the Sewanee 
Mining Company, who donated land, and 
Charlotte M. Manigault, who in 1876 provided 
a gift for the construction of St. Luke's Hall, to 
the current roster of thousands of donors, 
both organizations and individuals, listed in 
the annual report. They all play a continued 
role in the life of the institution, and give us a 
sound fiscal base upon which to build and 
elaborate our educational programs. With 
their help our budget has been balanced for 
20 years, and The Campaign for Sewanee has 
brought us an extra boost in facilities and 
opportunities for students and faculty. 

As Ayres sums up the Campaign, he also 
talks about transforming lives: "Our scholar- 
ship and financial programs are providing 
opportunities for the University to reach an 
ever greater number of deserving students 
who would be unable to attend without such 
fine programs," he says. "Many of these stu- 
dents will be future leaders of our country; 
Sewanee values such an opportunity." In 
1996, Ayres' children created a scholarship 
for students from the Dioceses of Texas or 
West Texas to honor Ayres' service at 
Sewanee on the occasion of his birthday 

As the Campaign ended, enrollment at 
Sewanee had reached its highest number: 
1,266 undergraduates. It was ranked 27th 
"Best National Liberal Arts College" by U.S. 
News Cf World Report. 

It is impossible here to list all the benefits 
brought by the Campaign. Sewanee and the 
University of the South thank friends, alum- 
ni, and the institutions who have contributed 
to the Founders' Vision. We continue our 
pledge to you to use your gifts wisely. 

for Sewanee 

8,149 donors. 

37% of the 

(College of 
Arts and 
Sciences and 


Football Earns First Winning 
Season Since '92 


Quarterback John Stroup, 

C'98, helped guide tlie 

Tigers to 3,567 yards of 

total offense in '97. 

n November 1, after 
Sewanee's 5(5-30 romp 
over Millsaps College, 
in Jackson, Miss., the 
Tigers did something for 
the first time in five 
years — guaranteed a win- 
ning season. Finishing 5-4 
(1-3SCAC/ tied for 3rd), 
it was also the first winning 
mark for second-year head 
coach John Windham. 

Looking at the sched- 
ule, September's lineup 
seemed like the toughest 
part of the slate. Sewanee 
opened with three long road trips at Hampden-Sydney, 
Rose-Hnlman, and Davidson, and hosted Maryville at 
month's end. Sewanee did well, beating Hampden- 
Sydney 31-7. Maryville 31-0, and Rose-Hnlman 20-17 in 
the tightest game the squad saw all fall. The 42-14 loss 
at Davidson came on the Wildcats' celebration of 100 
years of football, and in 93-degree heat. 

Sewanee fell to Rhodes 27-17 on the road, beat 
Washington & Lee (for the first time since 1993) 48-14, 
and in the season finale, played tough in a 45-31 loss to 
Trinity, which advanced to the second round of the 
NCAA Division III playoffs. 

Running the triple option, quarterback John 
Stroup, C 98 totaled 1,078 yards of total offense (563 
yds. passing), including six touchdowns. Stroup's back- 
up, Max Fuller, C 01, had 767 yards of total offense. 
Rookie fullback Brian Morrison, C 01, carried the ball 
most often, gaining 588 yards and scoring 10 TDs. 
Wideout Josh Reams, C 98, led the receiving corps with 
11 catches for 181 yards. 

Defensively, linebacker Jon Trussler, C'98, closed out 
his final season with 90 tackles (30 solo) and 3.5 sacks. 
Josh Beddingfield, C'99, led the league with four 
interceptions for the year for 100 yards. 

Next year, the SCAC schedule increases from four 
to six games. Rose-Hulman, and DePauw Lhiiversity 
(Greencastle, Ind.) are new members of the confer- 
ence effective this summer. 

honors. In exclusive voting by the head coaches of the 
SCAC, midfielder Scott Polancich, C 01, was named to 
the All-SCAC First Team. Defender Kevin Rivers, C'99, 
was named to the Second Team. Rookie Trapper 
Pendleton, C 01, was named to the Second Team of the 
1997 NSCAA/Umbro All-South Team. 

Polancich led the team with 12 goals and seven 
assists, and finished fifth in the SCAC in scoring. Rivers 
played in ever)' game and recorded one goal and three 
assists. Pendleton, for the year, scored two goals and 
had three assists. 

Women's Soccer Records Winning Season 

M argot Burns wrapped up her second year as head 
coach and guided the women to a 9-8-1 record, the 
Tigers' first winning season since 1993. Sewanee 
finished 3-4 in the SCAC for fifth place. 

Sewanee posted key victories over Anderson College 
2-0, and Franklin College 1-0, both on the road in 
Indiana. Conference wins came over Millsaps 4-1, 
Oglethorpe 1-0, and Hendrix 2-1. 

Three players were honored at season's end for their 
success. On the All-SCAC honor roll, midfielder Linda 
Millikin, C'01, was named to the First Team. Defender 
Ros Stone, C'Of, and forward Erin Simpson, C'98, 
were named to the Second Team. 

Millikin scored seven goals, tallied two assists, and 
ranked 12th among the SCAC's scoring leaders. Stone 
had two goals and four assists for the year and played in 
all 18 games for the Tigers. Simpson led the Tigers this 
season with 17 points with her seven goals and three 
assists. She finished the year ranked 11th among the 
SCAC's scoring, leaders. 

Scott Polancich, C'01, led Sewanee with 
12 goals and seven assists this fall. 


Men's Soccer Finishes 
Fourth in the SCAC 

to a ' 
4 in 


:h Matt Kern' s men played 
7-11-2 season and finished 3- 
the SCAC for fourth place. Key wins came 
against Southwestern 2-1 and Thomas More 3-1. The 
Tigers also shut out Millsaps and Oglethorpe, both by 
2-0 scores. For the season, Sewanee outscored its 
opponents 34-33. 

The men had several players make postseason 


S P O R T S 

Field Hockey Goes 8-7 

This fall Coach Chapman 
Kern guided her eighdi 
Sewanee field hockey 
team to a re- 

Volleyball Finishes Fourth in the SCAC 

markable eighth win- 
ning season. In 1997 die Tigers 
finished 8-7. 

Key regular-season wins for 
Sewanee included two victories 
over Transylvania University, 
one 4-0 in Hanover, Ind., and 
another 1-0 in Lexington, Ky. 

At the Kentucky-Indiana- 
Tennessee (KIT) Tourna- 
ment in Greencastle, 
Ind., Sewanee defeated 
Transylvania again 5-0, but 
lost 3-2 to die eventual tour- 
nament champion, DePauvv. 

Seeded in the second bracket at 
the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional 
Tournament, Sewanee lost to Wooster (Ohio) 5-0, but 
picked up its first-ever win over Denison University 4-2. 

Kristen Morrissey, C 98, led the Tigers diis year, 
recording four goals and six assists. In November, she 
played in the NCAA Division III North-South All-Star 
game in Storrs, Conn. Morrissey wrapped up her career 
along with teammates Erwin Byrd, C 98, and Megan 
Lomax, C 98. 

Cross Country Sends Runner to Nationals 

Coach Cliff Afton' s men and women had successful 
seasons on the cross country courses, but the sea- 
son's highlight came at the end when Tommy 
Manning, COO, qualified for the NCAA Division III 
National Championships, held Nov. 22 in Boston. 

Manning qualified at the South/Southeast Regional 
Championships held at Sewanee on Nov. 15. He fin- 
ished sixth overall with a time of 27:07 in an 8,000- 
meter race. 

At the NCAA Championships, he finished 135th out 
of 183 runners with a time of 27:19. 

Overall, the men participated in six regular-season 
8,000 meter races, and at the SCAC Championships in 
Memphis, finished third. The women, who ran in five 
regular-season 5,000-meter races this year, were fourth. 

Runners finishing in the top 10 of the SCAC meet 
made the all-conference team. Kari Palmintier, C'99, 
made the All-SCAC team for the third consecutive year, 
finishing sixth with a time of 19:58. Abby Howell, C 99, 
made the All-SCAC team for the second straight year, 
finishing fifth with a 19:56. 

On the men' s side, Ian Cross, C made All-SCAC 
for the third straight year, finishing ninth at 27:38. 
Manning was fourth with a time of 27:06. 



oach Nancy Ladd' s volleyballers recorded a 
13-18 overall record, and went 5-5 in the 
SCAC, good for fourth place. 
In the first round of the conference champi- 
onships held in November in Memphis, Sewanee 
defeated Millsaps 3-1. Game scores were 15-10, 15- 
7, 8-15, 15-13. In the next round, Sewanee lost 3-0 
to eventual runner-up, Trinity (15-3, 15-9, 15-1 1 ). In 
the third-place match, the Tigers lost 3-1 to Centre 
(15-6, 10-15, 15-5 and 15-12). 

Sewanee had two players named to the All-SCAC". 
Team. Outside hitter Heather Stone, COO, was 
named to the Second Team; middle 
blocker Jennifer Bulkeley, 
COO, earned Third Team 

Stone, who earned All- 
SCAC recognition for the 
second consecutive year, 
maintained a kill average 
of over 3.39 per game this 
year, and in die category 
ranked sixth in the SCAC 
at season's end. She was 
also named to the All- 
Tournament Team of 
the Sewanee Invitational, 
played Sept. 12-13. 
Bulkeley also made die All- 
SCAC team for the second 
straight year. Statistically as 
a team, Sewanee finished 
second in the SCAC in hit- 
ting percentage with .245. 
Individually, setter Richel 
Foreman, COO, finished fourth in the conference with a 
9.92-per game assist average. 

Equestrian Finishes Well at Morehead 

Sewanee competed in its last equestrian show of the 
fall Nov. 15-16 at Morehead State University in 
Kentucky. On day one of the competition, Sewanee 
was high point team. Bridget McNeese, C 00, was 
reserve high point rider. 

On day two, Sewanee' s group of western riders was 
high point team. Also on day two, the hunt seat team 
was reserve high point team (2nd place). 

On December 6, a selected group returned to 
Morehead State to compete in the Holiday Tourna- 
ment of Champions. Riders were Jennie Trimble, C 01, 
(open over fences), Rebecca Taylor, C 98, (open flat), 
Courtney Christy, C 01, (intermediate over fences), 
Molly Thorn, C 01, (intermediate flat), Annie 
Kulungowski, C 00, (novice over fences), McNeese 
(novice flat), Melissa Grace Carvey, C 01, (walk-trot- 
canter), and Amber Hodges, C 01, (walk-trot). 

#12DervlaDelaney, COO, 
improvises to move the ball 
as #6 Steph Harkess, C'99, 
looks on. 

The Tigers celebrate 
a rait her win. 

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T H E O L O G I A 

Being a 

seminary or 

clergy spouse is 

not an easy life. 

the hours are 
long, the income 

is always less 

than needed, the 


are great, and 

one is constantly 

in the fish 












Giving Honor Where It Is Due 

I want to celebrate a group of individuals who receive 
less recognition and honor than they deserve: sem- 
inar)' spouses — and, by extension, all clergy spous- 
es. I intentionally said a "group of individuals," 
because every relationship, every situation is differ- 
ent. This has become more and more apparent as we 
live through a time of significant social changes, espe- 
cially in the lives of women. And the ordination of 
women has even created two new phenomena: the 
female seminarian/priest and the male spouse. Some 
things have definitely changed, but many things 
remain as they have been for generations. 

Some spouses arrive at seminary with great eager- 
ness and anticipation, sometimes seemingly more 
enthusiastic than the student. Others are reticent, 
even reluctant. Both feelings are understandable. 
Bishops, commissions on ministry, and the seminary 
hope that the spouse will be a strong support for and, 
in appropriate ways, a partner in the preparation for 
and exercise of the seminarian's ministry. It is also 
assumed by our current emphasis on the theology of 
all the baptized that spouses will have ministries of 
their own. But many spouses who arrive here on the 
Mountain or at other seminaries had not planned on 
a life married to an ordained person. They had mar- 
ried lawyers, doctors, business men and women, 
teachers, nurses, etc. They were themselves all of 
these things and more. God's call had interfered with 
well-wrought plans and careers. For some this brings 
joy; for some it does not. For all it is a time of anxiety. 
Seminary continues the ambivalence. Students 
have fairly fixed schedules and are frequently over- 
whelmed by assignments. The library and study cen- 
ter become a home away from home. Spouses often 
have their own jobs, as well as households (usually in 
a much smaller house than before) and children 
(sometimes more children, as the water in "Fertile 
Acres" continues to work its magic). The community 
brings a sense of closeness, love, and practical help; 
but sometimes the community is "too much with us," 
and people dream of privacy and escape. We share so 
much together: happiness, grief, worship, disillusion- 
ment. But in all of the complexity of this intentional 
Christian community, the spouses make a major con- 
tribution. They bring us so many gifts and talents, 
ideas and personalities. And they are stalwart mem- 
bers of our intramural teams, male and female spous- 
es alike. 

Several years ago, sensing a level of spiritual and 
personal discontent among the spouses, I invited Dr. 
Mary Avram, a dedicated and insightful spiritual 
director in Chattanooga (and herself a clergy 
spouse), to come to Sewanee one day each week to 
offer both individual and group spiritual direction for 
(he spouses. I',\ ,ill ,i< ( (Minis this has been one ol the 
most fruitful additions to life in the Sewanee commu- 

nity. Spouses take courses in the seminary and col- 
lege, participate actively in worship and mission/out- 
reach activities, lead bible studies with undergradu- 
ates, and join EFM and DOCC groups. They are vital 
to the spiritual life of the Mountain. 

Life after seminary will continue some of the same 
issues. Joy in serving within the people of God is bal- 
anced by unreal expectations of parishioners. 
Spouses face limitations in the leadership roles they 
can take in the parish. It is sometimes hard to estab- 
lish a clear and separate identity. This can be true 
even for those ordained to the episcopate. One bish- 
op complained that, while he had lost his first name 
after consecration, it was even worse for his wife. She 
was now always introduced as "Ann, his lovely wife" 
(even though her name was Mary). Will the husbands 
of women bishops come to be known as "Ann, her 
lovely husband?" All puns aside, personal identity 
remains an important issue. 

Being a seminary or clergy spouse is not an easy 
life. The hours are long, the income is always less 
than needed, the responsibilities are great, and one is 
constantly in the fish bowl. The stress is real, and the 
divorce rate of clergy is higher than anyone wants. 
But through it all, when mutual love, support, and at 
times real sacrifice occur, the resulting relationships 
are spectacular for the couples themselves and trans- 
forming models for others. There are dark days when 
I doubt my own worth and abilities as a priest. I often 
feel that it is only the grace of God and Maria's love 
and belief in me that get the collar back on the next 

Spouses of seminarians and clergy are invaluable 
gifts to the church and its ministry — as spouses and as 
individuals in their own right. We must never forget 
this. Thanks be to God for the gifts we receive. 

— The Very Reverend Guy Fitch Lytee III, Dean 




Mr. James Gate Jr. 
2304 North Ocoee Slur I 
Cleveland, TN 37311 

John Ball is retired from 
the ministry in Charleston, 
S.C., although he is still 
active as a canon pastor in 
his diocese. He and his 
wife, Nell, have four daugh- 
ters and nine grandchil- 
dren. James Catejr. is a 
partner in the law firm of 
Miller & Martin in 
Cleveland, Tenn. He and 
his wife, Margaret, have 
one daughter, Margaret 
(C'94). He has been active 
in his community and in 
Sewanee. having served on 
the boards of trustees and 
regents for the University 
and as president of the 
alumni association. John 
Stuart Collier is retired 
after 48 years in the insur- 
ance business. He and his 
wife, Louise, live in 
Memphis, Tenn. They have 
four children, including 
Stuart (C'77).Joe 
Cumming is retired from 
teaching journalism in 
Carrollton, Ga. He teaches 
a week-long course called 
Preparation for College 
Learning. He and his wife, 
Emily, have four children 
and seven grandchildren. 
George Evans Sr. and his 
wife, Corinne, live in 
Charlotte, N.C., where he is 
retired after 40 years with 
Genesco. They have three 
children, including George 
Jr. (C'68). Thomas Frith III 
is retired after 33 years in 
sales and management in 
the furniture business. He 
and his wife, Lorena, live in 
Nashville, Tenn. They have 
three children, including 
James McGarry Frith 
(C'79), and five grandchil- 
dren. Shelby Harbison has 
been involved in radio 
broadcasting since gradua- 
tion and owns a station in 
Kansas. He and his wife, 
Lyn, live in Springfield, 111. 
They have three children 
and five grandchildren. 

Paul Minor Hawkins Jr. is 

retired after serving in the 
priesthood and working in 
real estate. He and his wife, 
Rosalie, live in Sarasota, 
Fla. They have three chil- 
dren. Ken MacGowanJr. is 
retired after serving in the 
priesthood and working as 
an attorney. He and his 
wife, Ginger, enjoy retire- 
ment in Evergreen, Colo. 
They have four children 
and eight grandchildren. 
John Marshall is retired as 
vice president and sales 
manager of a wholesale 
appliance and television 
distributorship. He and his 
wife, Bet, live in Memphis, 
Tenn. They have three sons 
and two grandchildren. Bill 
Nummy is retired after a 
number of research and 
business management jobs 
where he acquired several 
patents. He and his wife, 
Betsy, live in Midland, 
Mich. They have four chil- 
dren and ten grandchil- 
dren. John Pitts and his 
wife, Judy, live in Memphis, 
Tenn. They have three chil- 
dren and one grandchild. 
John has worked as a 
reporter and editor, per- 
sonnel director, and insur- 
ance agent during his 
career. Joe Shaw is retired 
and he and his wife, 
Evelyn, live in Alabama. 
They have three children 
and six grandchildren. 
George Stokes Jr. is rector 
emeritus of St. Paul's 
Episcopal Church in 
Georgetown, Dela. Sidney 
Stubbs is retired from 
Wimer-Stubbs Associates 
Inc., a company he and a 
friend formed that sold 
and installed architectural 
specialty items. He and his 
wife, Peggy, live in 
LaGrange, Ga. They have 
two children and three 
grandchildren. Irl Walker 
Jr. is retired and enjoying 
travel with his wife, Maida, 
and working as a hospital 
volunteer in The 
Woodlands, Texas. They 
have three children and six 
grandchildren. Wallace 
Westfeldt lives in 

Lewisburg, W'.Va., where he 
is a journalist and producer 
ol a monthly television 
news program titled 
Talking with David Frost. 
He has a daughter and two 



Mr. Hit hard Doss 

5555 Del Monte, No. 2304 

Houston, TX 77056 

Jim Vaughan recently 
received an award from the 
African Studies Association 
for his book. The Diary of 
Hainan Yaji: Chronicle of a 
West African Muslim Ruler. 
The book was recognized 
as the best critical edition 
of primary source material 
published on Africa in the 
years 1995 and 1996. 


Mr. Paul Greeley 
1144 Tumberry Lane 
Wilmington. NC 28405 

Mr. Ross Clark 

335 Riverbluff Road, No. 1 

Memphis, TN 38103 

Charles Lindsay retired 
recently after teaching 
mathematics at Coe in 
Grand Rapids, Iowa, since 
1957. He is the John F. 
Yothers Professor of 
Mathematics emeritus. 


Cdr. John Pennington Bowers 
Route 3, Box 374 
Rochelle, VA 22738 

Andrew H. Bayes is retired 
in Pensacola, Fla., after 24 
years as senior supervisory 
education specialist with 
the Department of 
Defense. He is a lay reader 
and vestry member of Holy 
Cross Episcopal Church, 
model railroader, stamp 
collector, and golfer. 

Dr. Oliver Jervis 
1013 Catalpa Lane 
Naperville, IL 60540 

Herbert Hill Peyton is 

author of Newboy, an auto- 
biography. It has been a 
local bestseller in 
Jacksonville, Fla., where 
Herb is founder and chief 
executive officer of Gate 
Petroleum Company, one 
of the South's largest pri- 
vately-owned conglomer- 
ates, with more than 3,000 


Mr. Howard Harrison 
435 Spring Mill Road 
Villanova, PA 19085 

The Boys' Latin School of 
Maryland in Baltimore 
recently named The Gelston 
Athletic Center in honor of 
Hugh E. "Snuffy" Gelston 
Jr., who is an alumnus, 
teacher, coach, athletic di- 
rector, and past parent of the 
school. He has been head 
basketball coach since 1968. 


Reunion chair: Tom Wise 

William W. Pheil is registrar 
at The Boys' Latin School 
of Maryland in Baltimore. 


Col. Jack A. Roysterjr. 
1880 Shellbrook Drive 
Huntsville, AL 35806 

Jack Richardson Jr. is 

superintendent of Blue 
Ridge Christian School in 
Bridgewater, Va. He was 
selected to appear in the 
1998 edition of Marquis' 
Who's Who in America. He 
and his wife, Sharon, have 
three children and two 

Alumni Golf 
are Available at 
the Sewanee 
Golf and 
Tennis Club 

•Only $175 per 
year — 1/2 the 
price of regular 

•Spouses and 



•Begins April 1, 

•Contact Dale 
Mooney or Art 
Evensen at the 
golf shop 






Bringing the Mountain to Alumni 


President of the Associated Alumni 


Being president of the Associated Alumni of the 
University presents a new challenge to me, one 
that I approach with considerable enthusiasm. It is 
a privilege to serve the institution which forms so sig- 
nificant a part of my life. I look forward to working with many other alumni in 
the next two years. In this connection, it is your association, and I hope that any- 
one who wants to get involved will do so. There is plenty to do. Moreover, there 
may be a project that you wish the University to undertake. One potential way 
to get that project started is to work through the Associated Alumni, of which 
you are a member. 

Mindful that an individual who sets too many goals is not likely to accomplish 
many, if any, of them, I have set two goals. First, the fraternity-sorority system 
desperately needs an overhaul. Second, the University needs to take the 
Mountain to the alumni. 

The fraternity houses are in a state of disrepair. There appears to be very lit- 
tle communication between the active chapters and the alumni of those chap- 
ters. When I return to the Mountain I want to see the Sigma Nu house the way 
I remember it — in good condition, clean, with all the plumbing working. You 
probably feel the same way about your house. For those of you who were in a 
sorority, your chapter is probably better off simply because you do not have a 
chapter house. It is time to do something now. The responsibility is ours, the 
active chapters', and the University's. Working together we can make much 
needed changes and establish a framework within which to maintain the system 
once it has been restored. 

Work is already underway in this regard. We have the attention and support 
of the administration — Dean of Students Rob Pearigen, C'76, and Vice- 
Chancellor Samuel Williamson. Largely through the efforts of Rob Pearigen, a 
meeting was held on the Mountain on November 15-16 to determine if there 
was interest in each of the fraternities to undertake a restoration project. We 
were delighted to have over 40 alumni representing every fraternity attend the 
meeting. The representation spanned seven decades. Each fraternity has desig- 
nated an individual to serve as liaison with the dean of students. Plans are under 
way to form active house corporations, appoint chapter advisors, establish active 
alumni advisory councils, and implement significant fund raising. You will be 
hearing more about this from your respective chapters. When the call comes, 
please answer it enthusiastically. We need your help to succeed. While I have 
referred solely to fraternities, the program will apply to sororities, as well as, any 
dorm or other student activity group. 

For any number of reasons, there are alumni who are unable to return to the 
Mountain. To address this situation your alumni association will inaugurate a 
program by which the University will take the Mountain to the alumni. A mini- 
study or mini-course will be held in various areas across the nation. This pro- 
gram will provide an opportunity for alumni to enjoy the benefits of the 
University and its professors in our home towns. We will begin an in depth dis- 
cussion of this project at the spring officers' meeting. If you have any sugges- 
tions, now is the time to make them. 

I want to hear from you. You can call me at 205-432-7682 or write me at the 
following address: Johnstone, Adams, Bailey, Gordon & Harris, P.O. Box 1988, 
Mobile, AL 36633. For those of you on E-mail, my address is TSR@John- 
stoneAdams.Com. I look forward to working with you. 

Cdr. Albert S. Polk 
211)1 Harbor Drive 
Annapolis, MD 21401 

Paul Adair is in banking and 
financial ventures in Atch- 
ison, Kan. He and his wife, 
Marsha, have a son, Paid Jr., 
who is a senior at Sewanee. 
Edwin Allen practices gener- 
al dentistry in Florence, S.C. 
Bill Allison teaches law, prac- 
tices criminal defense law, 
and edits Voice for the 
Defense in Austin, Texas, 
where he and his wife, 
Sherry, live. Conrad Arni- 
brecht practices law in Mo- 
bile, Ala. He and his wife, 
Gigi, have a son, Stewart, 
who is in the class of 1998 at 
Sewanee. Rusty Capers is 
vice president of sales and 
marketing for Cinram U.S. 
Holdings. He sells CD's, CD- 
ROM's, and DVD's as an in- 
dependent producer in Wil- 
mington, Del. John 
Carbaugh is an attorney on 
Capital Hill. He is in Who's 
Who in America 1997. Pete 
Cavert is still in the con- 
struction, real estate, and 
development business in 
Birmingham, Ala., where he 
and his wife, Mary Beth, live. 
Their daughter, Katie, grad- 
uated from Sewanee in 1997. 
Richard Dolber studies bird 
migration for die Depart- 
ment of Agriculture and the 
United States Air Force in 
Cleveland, Ohio. Jackson 
Fray recently finished hiking 
the Inca Trail to Machu 
Picchu. He lives in Wash- 
ington, D.C. Dean Gornto is 
at St. James Parish in Wil- 
mington, N.C. Buckjardine 
and his wife, Barbara, live in 
Bern, Switzerland, where he 
is with the U.S. Embassy. 
They have a three-year-old 
son. Chip Langley recently 
established Langley & Asso- 
ciates Mortgage Co. in Chat- 
tanooga, Tenn. Sam Moss is 
dean of studies and college 
guidance at Darlington 
School in Rome, Ga. Re- 
cently he completed a term 

as president of the Southern 
Association for College Ad- 
mission Counseling and cur- 
rently he is on die board of 
the National Association for 
College Admission Coun- 
seling. Gary Phelps is presi- 
dent of ECO-LAWN, INC., 
in Granby, Mass. He and his 
wife, Cynthia, have two sons, 
Jarel and George (C'99). Bill 
Scheu is an attorney in Jack- 
sonville, Fla., and is active in 
community endeavors. 
McFerrin Smith is a circuit 
judge in the criminal divi- 
sion in Deland, Fla. Bill 
Steele is president of Ken- 
tucky Tie and Lumber Co. 
in Columbia. Currently he is 
serving as president of the 
newly-established local affili- 
ate for Habitat for Human- 
ity. Buzz Story is with Cole- 
Layer-Trumble Co. in Day- 
ton, Ohio. Joe Sturtevant 
flies for Federal Express out 
of Memphis, Tenn. Chris 
Swift and his wife, Arlene, 
live in Le Roeuix, Belgium. 
He performed military ser- 
vice in Germany, dien be- 
came a missionary in Ger- 
many, the Netherlands, and 
now in Belgium. Richard 
Terry and his wife, Lynn, 
live in Nashville, where he 
recently became comman- 
der of the 118th Medical 
Squadron for die Tennessee 
Air National Guard. Doug 
Urquhart is senior vice presi- 
dent for AMRESCO, Inc., a 
real estate and financial ser- 
vices firm based in Dallas, 
Texas. Tom Ward and his 
wife. Peggy, live in Sewanee 
where he serves as the Uni- 
versity's chaplain. John 
Watkins and his wife, 
Claudia, live in Langley Air 
Force Base, Va., where John 
is command dental surgeon 
for the Air Combat 
( Command. 


Mr. N. Pendleton Rogers 
7721 Hallins Road 
Richmond, VA 23229-6641 

Sam Agnew is first vice presi- 
dent at Trustmark National 


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Bank in Jackson, Miss. Lynn 
Dugan Alford and her hus- 
band, Ben (C'70), live in 
New Orleans, La., where she 
is studying in a family nurse 
practitioner program and 
he is rector of St. George's 
Church. John Bennett 
recently started a new law 
firm, Bennett & Dorrestein, 
L.L.P., focusing on estate, 
business, and real estate law, 
in Burlington, N.C. Molly 
Hull Bennett and her hus- 
band. BUI (C'70), live in 
Aurora, Colo., where she is 
an accredited Irish dance 
teacher. Her adult dance 
team, which includes Bill, 
won the Western U.S. cham- 
pionship last year. She also is 
an Irish dance dressmaker 
and teaches classes in the 
pennywhistle and Irish 
drum through Colorado 
Free University and Swallow 
Hill Music Association. 
Their daughter, Ariel (C96), 
assists Molly in her work in 
addition to being a graduate 
teaching assistant in English 
at the University of Denver. 
Charles Bickerstaff Jr. is 
chief of gastroenterology at 
( Charleston Memorial 
Hospital and McClennan- 
Banks Ambulatory Care 
Center in South Carolina. 
Dan Blevins is a teacher at 
Killough Middle School in 
Houston, Texas. He received 
the Apple Inc. State 
Educator of the Year and 
Junior Achievement State 
Economics Teacher of the 
Year awards in Alabama, and 
co-developed an alternate 
approach to technology 
inclusion class for special 
education students that he 
will co-present next year at 
the Middle School 
Association Convention in 
Houston. Brockton Brown is 
publishing manager for 
Bold Creative 
Services/ Brockton 
Publishing in Houston, 
Texas. Chip Burson owns 
and operates community 
mental health centers and 
commutes between 
Tennessee, Texas, and 
Florida. He and his wife, 
Rosemary, live in Nashville. 
Col. Tim Callahan, his wife, 

Karen, and son, Daniel, live 
near Dayton, Ohio, where 
Tim is chief of the Logistics 
Contracting Division of the 
Air Force Material 
Command at Wright- 
Patterson Air Force Base. 
Hal Carson is an engineer 
with I Ioechst Celanese in 
Spartanburg, S.C. Richard 
Cilley is senior vice presi- 
dent lor major projects at 
PSI Engineering & 
Construction in Austin, 
Texas. John Clemens Jr. 
works for El Paso Natural 
Gas Company in Texas. 
After concentrating in the 
accounting and tax areas of 
the business (01 the past '_'() 
years, now he is involved in 
the gas scheduling area 
helping customers transport 
gas on El Paso's pipeline. 
Staley Colvert is a dentist in 
private practice in Centre, 
Ala., and is gaining success 
as a professional actor with 
two film shoots this year. 
Hank Davis works at The 
Studv Hall in Dallas, Texas. 
William Davis III is an attor- 
ney in Birmingham, Ala. Lt. 
Col. Pat Eagan and his wile. 
Nancy, recently moved to 
Wright-Patterson Air Force 
Base, Ohio, from Georgia, 
where Pat is director of ser- 
vices for HQ Air Force 
Material Command. The 
Eagans have two daughters, 
Kristen and Paige (C99). 
David Edward Fox and his 
wile. Hazel Rust Fox (C'75), 
live in Columbia, Ga. He is 
vice president and general 
manager for Ray M. Wright 
Development Co. David 
Frantz is director of cardiac 
surgery at Lynchburg 
General Hospital in 
Virginia. Robert Given 
works for Colonial 
Propel tics in Birmingham, 
Ala. He and his wife, 
Jennifer, have three chil- 
dren. Their eldest child, 
Juliet, graduated from 
Sewanee in 1995. Edmund 
Henry is an attorney with 
Shutts & Bowen in Miami, 
Fla. Robert Hess Jr. and his 
wife, Jean Barrus Hess 
(C'74), live in Casselberry, 
Fla. He is owner of Winter 
Park Veterinary Clinic and is 

a veterinarian on America's 
Health Network, a cable net- 
work giving health informa- 
tion. Recently he was elect- 
ed a LIniversity trustee from 
thi' Diocese oi Central 
Florida. Mark Johnston is a 
priest and executive director 
of Camp McDowell in 
Nauvoo, Ala. Henry Lodge 
and his wife. Donna Cook 
Lodge (C'77), live in South 
Pittsburg, Tenn., where he is 
witli Lodge Manufacturing 
Co. Their son, Richard, is in 
the class of 2001. Victor Lott 
Jr. is an attorney with Adams 
& Reese, L.L.P., in Mobile, 
Ala. He was elected presi- 
dent of the Alabama State 
Bar Association recently. 
Robert Love and his wife, 
Nancy, live in Wichita, Kan., 
where he is general counsel 
for Love Box Co. Their 
eldest daughter, Hannah, is 
a sophomore at Sewanee. 
Parks Majors opened 
Fountainside Eldercaie Inn 
in South Carolina two years 
ago. He works in the area of 
food services at the inn. 
Hugh McAngus started a law 
linn in 1994 in ( Columbia, 
S.C. The firm has nine 
lawyers. Hunter McDonald is 
an attorney, builder, and 
developer in Nashville, 
Tenn. William McElveen is 
president of Radio South 
Carolina, Inc., in Columbia. 
In 1996 he was the youngest 
inductee ever in the South 
Carolina Broadcasters I Iall 
of Fame and in 1997 was 
elected rice chair of the 
National Association of 
Broadcasters Board of 
Directors. David McNeeley 
is a physician and assistant 
professor of Pediatric 
Infectious Diseases at 
Cornell University Medical 
College in New York. Dick 
Mobley and his wife, 
Karolyn, live in Paris, Tenn., 
where he is a physician and 
urologist. Their son, Joe III, 
is in the class of 1999 at 
Sewanee. The Rev. Clint 
Moore III is chaplain at 
Rainbow Hospice, Inc., and 
clinical ethics fellow at 
Lutheran General Hospital 
in Park Ridge, III. Bob 
Moore is priest and rector of 

St. Bartholomew's Episcopal 
Church in Hempstead, 
Texas. Ed Moser III is senior 
vice president for marketing 
and advertising at fim 
Bream Brands (Co. in 
Deei field, 111. Julius Mullins 
practices obstetrics and 
gynecology in Baton Rouge, 
La. Margaret Noyes took 
early retirement in 1994 and 
spends her time volunteer- 
ing in Georgetown, Texas. 
Mary Patten PriesUey and 
her husband, Mac (C'62), 
live in Sewanee, where Mary 
is curating the recently- 
revived Sewanee herbarium, 
and trying to inventory the 
flora of the Domain. Tom 
Pruit is a teacher in living, 
Texas. He and his wife, Joan, 
have seven children. Haynes 
Roberts is an attorney with 
Sutherland, Asbill t v- 
Brennan in Atlanta, Ga. He 
and his wife, BeLsy, have a 
son, Haynes Jr., who is a 
sophomore at Sewanee. 
Penn Rogers and his wile, 
Laurie Jarrett Rogers (C85). 
live in Richmond, Va., 
where he is an attorney with 
Mavs & Valentine, L.L.P. 
They have two sons. Kyle 
Rote Jr. is chief executive 
officer of Athletic Resource 
Management in Memphis, 
Tenn. He and his wife, Mary 
Lynne Lykins Rote (C'74), 
have four children. Dan 
Sain is a brick mason in 
Bradyrille, Tenn. He and his 
wife, Laurie, have five chil- 
dren. Paul Salter Jr. is a 
banker in St. Simons Island, 
Ga. Jonathan Smith is presi- 
dent of Jonathan Smith cv- 
Co., Investment Counsel, in 
Greensboro, N.C. He is a 
member of the North 
Carolina Society of Security 
Analysts, an elder at Grace 
Community Church, and 
serves on the Greensboro 
Young Life Committee and 
the Young Life Leadership 
Development Team. Bayard 
Snowden is a real estate bro- 
ker and developer in 
Memphis, Tenn. He is on 
the boards of directors of 
Boys & Girls Clubs of 
Greater Memphis and 
WKNO, a Memphis public 
television and radio station. 

Tiger Tennis 
Camp Set for 

The 12th Annual 
Tiger Tennis Camp 
will be held on die 
Sewanee campus on 
June 7-12, June 14-19 
and June 21-26. 

Campers receive 
insu-uction, play super- 
vised matches on the 
University's courts, and 
relax with organized off- 
court activities through- 
out the week. Programs 
are designed for players 
of all levels, ages 8-17. 
Many children of alum- 
ni have enjoyed the 
chance to spend a week 
on the Mountain, and 
this year the athletic 
department is offering a 
10% discount to alum- 

If you would like 
more information or 
you want to receive an 
application, contact 
tennis coach John 
Shackelford at 931-598- 

The University of the South 



Lynne Stokes recently was 
promoted to professor at the 
University of Texas in Austin. 
Theodore Stoneyjr. is a real 
estate broker in Charleston, 
S.( '.. Jim Thompson and his 
wife, Mary, recently complet- 
ed a month-long trip to Asia 
where they visited the Philip- 
pines, Japan, Hong Kong, 
and China. He is associate 
director of global human 
resources for Proctor & 
Gamble in Cincinnati, Ohio. 
Guerry Thornton Jr. is a 
partner with Thornton & 
Leff, a law firm in Atlanta, 
Ga. Recenty he launched a 
website for the firm. He and 
his wife, Katya, spent Spring 
1997 in Paris and Monte 
Carlo on a second honey- 
moon. Ed Varner is division 
director of gynecology and 
professor at the University of 
Alabama Medical Center in 
Birmingham, Ala. The Rev. 
Jeffrey Walker is rector of 
Christ Chinch in Greenwich, 
Conn. He was elected to 
Sewanee's Board of Regents 
in May 1997. Mike Wallens is 
head chaplain at Holy 
Innocents' Episcopal School 

in Adanta, Ga. Lawson 
Whitaker III is portrait sales 
trainer for Olan Mills 
Church Division in 
Chattanooga, Tenn. He and 
his wife, Betsy, have a daugh- 
ter. He also has a stepdaugh- 
ter. Ty Wilkinson recently 
formed Wilkinson & 
Company, a healdicare man- 
agement firm. He and his 
wife, Bonnie, live in 



Reunion chair: Julian Bibb 

Louis W. Rice III married 

Sandy Futhey on April 26, 
1997, at the Chapel of St. 
John the Divine in 
Champaign, 111. In atten- 
dance were Ephriam Kirby- 
Smith (C'42). Louis W. Rice 
Jr. (C50) (Best Man), Dan 
M.Edwards Jr. (C'70),J. 
Edgar Moser III (C'72), 
Thomas E. Dolan (C'73), 
and Clayton C. Clough 
(C'74). The marriage was 
performed by The Rev. 
Timothy J. Hallet (C'62). 

ver the course of the 
! successful Campaign 
for Sewanee, the annu- 
al fund brought in over 
$10 million toward the campaign goal, but 
our work is not complete. Tuition and fees 
cover only two-thirds of the actual 
cost of educating a student. The 
Sewanee Annual Fund makes up the 
balance. The annual fund provides 
the resources for the daily operation 
the University for purposes that r 
from paying faculty salaries to funding 
student athlete's traveling costs, from providing building 
maintenance to improving computer lab facilities. The 
Annual Fund still needs your support to reach its goals 
of $1.9 million and 45% alumni participation. Please 
help to sustain the Founders' vision, and make your gift 
or pledge to the Sewanee Annual Fund today. 

Sewanee Annual Fund • Office of University Relations 
735 University Avenue • Sewanee, Tennessee 37383-1000 


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Mr. Robert T. Coleman 
The Liberty Corporation 
P. O. Box 789 
Greenville, SC 29615 

John Mackersie is a coach 
at Gordon Lee High 
School in Chickamauga, GA. 


Ms. Rebecca Sims 

Box 9699, Highway 158 W 

Ambrose, GA 31512 

Marjorie Polk Burnett owns 

three businesses in Middle 
Tennessee, River City 
Apparel & Camping and 
Blue Angel Cafe in 
Chattanooga, and 
Mountain Outfitters in 


Mr. Hugh Stephenson 
P. O. Box 7278 
Atlanta, GA 30357 

Mike Albert is approaching 

his tenth year as personal 
assistant to Dr. C. W. Chu in 
superconductivity, and is 
enjoying a growing reputa- 
tion as a choral composer. 
Dale Berry and his wife, 
Mary Beth Foster Berry, live 
in Knoxville, Tenn., where 
he is in full-time private 
practice in psychology. Jane 
Eaves travels cross-country 
frequendy as she continues 
to work in the consulting 
business in Naperville, 111., 
near Chicago. Will Ferguson 
recently was elected presi- 
dent of the tennis division 
of U.S. Tennis Court and 
Track Builders Association. 
He and his wife, Susan 
Millard Ferguson (C'82), live 
in Knoxville, Tenn. They 
have three children. Bambi 
Downs Friend and her hus- 
band, Alexander (C'82), live 
in Starkville, Miss., where 
she is a southern fiction 
writer. Frances Glass lives in 
Atlanta, Ga., and is a free- 

lance kayak instructor teach- 
ing part time in Nordiern 
Calif., Idaho, and Adanta 
for Nantahala Outdoor 
Center. Angus and Caroline 
Clark Graham live in 
Brevard, N.C., where Angus 
has an orthopedic surgery 
practice and Caroline is 
building a curriculum for a 
new charter school. Lee 
Guerry is vice president for 
Crestar Bank in Alexandria, 
Va. Jan Kibler was elected to 
the Board of Regents for 
Sewanee in May 1997. Bruce 
Manuel is commanding offi- 
cer of the Naval and Marine 
Corps Reserve Center in 
Bronx, NY. Onie McKenzie 
works part-time at 
Hampden-Sydney College in 
Farmville while completing 
a dissertation at the 
University of Virginia Fred 
McLaughlin is with 
Equitable Securities Corp. in 
Nashville, Tenn. Forrester 
Davis Potter and her hus- 
band, Joe, live in Delaware, 
Ohio, where she is a stay-at- 
home mom for their three 
children. K. Dale Raulston is 
supervisor in traffic manage- 
ment at Los Angeles Air 
Route Traffic Control 
Center, working with a 
nationwide network to 
improve system efficiency. 
Beth Royalty is in her mid- 
dle year of seminary at 
Sewanee. She spent the 
summer performing com- 
munity work at Erlanger 
Hospital in Chattanooga, 
Tenn. Mikell Scarborough is 
an attorney and is serving 
his second year as chair of 
the Charleston County 
Planning Board. Virginia 
Sophia Seibels lives in 
Darien, Conn., where she is 
a floral designer and coun- 
selor. Hank Simpson is 
recording a bluegrass album 
with his band, The 
Flaltulators, in Houston, 
Texas. Billy Smith is the 
assistant air attache to 
Pakistan in the U.S. Air 




Mr. Brent Minor 
2910 Sycamore Street 
Alexandria, VA 22305 

Pamela Jordan Anderson 

and her husband, Paul, 
announce the birth of their 
fourth child, Katherine 
Taylor Anderson, on Oct. 

14, 1997. 


Ms. Catherine Meriwether 
4321 Devereaux Road 
Columbia, SC 29205 

Mark and Fran AHin Hazel 

moved to Brevard, N.C., 
where Mark is joining 
Angus Graham (C'80) in an 
orthopedic surgery prac- 


Mr. Stewart Low 
1144-8 Bibbs Road 
Vorhees, N] 08043 

J. Mincy Moffett Jr. is a 
Ph.D. student in plant biol- 
ogy at Auburn University. 
He has a research grant to 
study dune restoration near 
Gulf Shores, Ala. He and 
his wife, Christina, live in 
Opelika, Ala. 


Ms. Anne Freeh Bleynat 
109 Westwood Road 
Asheville, NC 28804-2242 

Catherine Splane is a trade 
book clerk at the University 
Book and Supply Store in 


Ms. Laurie J. Rogers 
7721 Hollins Road 
Richmond, VA 23229-6641 

Hugh Griffith Garner is in 

Whiteville, N.C., where he 
formed a law partnership 
in July 1997, Lee, Lee & 
Garner, L.L.P, after a two- 
year term as assistant dis- 
trict attorney. Holly Cain 

Somerville and her hus- 
band, John, have a new 
daughter, Anne Holloway 
Somerville, born on June 
27, 1997, their 10th wed- 
ding anniversary. 


Ms. Read Van de Water 
4701 29th Place, N.W. 
Washington, DC 20008 

Greg Hearing recently mar- 
ried Kamra Kay Barber in 
Tampa, Fla. Read Carson 
Van de Water has changed 
jobs. She is legislative coun- 
sel for international trade 
and investment at The Bus- 
iness Roundtable, an associ- 
ation of 200 Fortune 500 
CEO's in Washington, D.C. 


Mr. Fox Johnston 
325 Pari; Rood 
Lookout Mountain, TN 

Sorrell Chew is leasing and 
marketing director for a 
new office complex at Liber- 
ty Park in Birmingham, Ala. 
Margaret Campbell married 
Steve Rochem on March 1 , 
1997. They live in Nashville. 


Ms. Lesley Grant 

459 N. Gardner Street 

Los Angeles, CA 90036-5708 

Reunion chair: John Morrissey 

Lynne Caldwell lives in 
Chapel Hill, N.C., main- 
tains an art studio in Durham, 
and is visiting assistant pro- 
fessor at North Carolina 
State University in Rileigh 
She was featured in the Octo- 
ber/November 1997 issue 
of American Craft for her art- 
work. Peggy Hodgkins is a 
petroleum geologist for 
Amoco Company in 
Calgary, Canada. 


Ms. Katy Morrissey 
827 Hudson Street 
Hoboken, NJ 07030 

Lisa Humberd Rung and her 

Skeet Shoot Hits Its Target 

LEFT kj RIGHT: Avery Rodts, club president; Frank 
Bums, skeet shoot chairman; Russ Wood, host com- 
mittee; John Evans, scholarships chairman 

In its fifth year, the Sewanee Club of Atlanta's 
Annual Skeet Shoot has posted its most suc- 
cessful effort to date. The 1997 event raised 
$10,000, which is a 122 percent increase over 
the total collected in 1996. Among those who 
worked toward the success of this year's event 
were Frank Burns, C'82, chairman, and com- 
mittee members Avery Rodts, C'87, Bert White, 
C'91, Steve Williams, C'87, and Russ Wood. 
C'84. Proceeds from the shoot benefit the 
endowed Dale Reich Scholarships for students 
from Atlanta who attend Sewanee. To date, the 
five year total for the scholarships, for which 
John Evans, C'84, serves as chairman, is 

The Dale Reich Scholarships were endowed 
in 1968 by the late Mr. Emory L. Cocke and the 
Sewanee Club of Atlanta in honor and memory 
of 1st Lieutenant Merrill Dale Reich Jr. 1st 
Lieutenant Reich, a 1966 graduate of Sewanee, 
was a campus leader, co-captain of the football 
team, and a member of the Order of the 
Gownsmen. He joined the military as a volun- 
teer after his graduation and attained member- 
ship in the Army Special Forces. He was killed 
in combat action two weeks after arriving in 

During the current academic year, nine 
Sewanee students from Atlanta have received 
scholarships from the Reich fund. 

"We are proud and thankful for our gener- 
ous supporters," said Evans. "Most importantly, 
we should remember Dale Reich, who once 
wrote, T hope I can return the help that I have 
received and help another.'" Plans are now 
underway for the 6th annual event to be held 
later this year. 

For more information on the scholarship 
program, alumni can access their website at 

The University of the South 

C L A S S N O T E S 

husband. Donald, had a son, 
Donald Rung IV, on Oct. 15, 
1997. They live in Sewanee. 
Paid Sain joined Fayetteville 
Medical Associates, P.C., in 
Tennessee on July 1, 1997. 


9 1 

Ms. Marsey L. Waller 
536 E. Luray Avenue 

Alexandria, VA 22301 

David Makaiialani Thomas 
married Kinsey Thomas 
Sherman on Oct. 18, 1997, at 
St. John's Episcopal Church in 
Ri( hmond, Va. Amy Temple 
Smartt and Edward Riker 
Arrowsmith were married Oct. 
11, 1997. She is a teacher with 
tile Metropolitan Public 
Schools in Nashville. 


Ms. Kathryn McDonald 
4155 Essen Lane. Apt. 56 
l',al„n Rouge. E\ 70809 

Laura Phillips lives in 
Franklin, N.C., and is a bio- 
logical science technician 
at the U.S. Forest Service. 

Ms. Rebecca Miller 
4203 Town Wall: Drive 
Hannlcn, CT 06518 

Judith Anne Batts married 
Patrick Michael Hagerty |i 
on Oct. 18. 1997. She is 
employed by East West 
Partners in Breckenridge, 
Colo. Terrell Johnson is 
content developer in new 
media at The Weather 
Channel in Atlanta, Ga. 

Ms. Anne McGinn 
21 Trevor Place 
Loudon SW7, UK 

Ms. Nikki Etheridge 
5740 Sweetbriar Trail 
Macon. GA 31210 

Leigh Donovan Behrens is 

pursuing a master's degree 
in human resource devel- 
opment at Vanderbilt 
University in Nashville. 
Tenn. Brooke Buchanan 
lives in Winston-Salem, 



1 1 ii Uxivmsm ot mi Sot ni. popularly known .is Sewanee, seeks a 
Viie President lor Business and Community Relations, ihe appoint- 
ment to be effective not later than June 30, 1998. 

The position has responsibility for the business operations of the 
University consisting of a College of Arts and Sciences and a School of 
Theology. Among the functions reporting directly to this position are 
the Treasurer, the Director of Personnel and University Services, the 
Director of the Physical Plant, the Superintendent ot Leases, the Chiels 
ot the University Police and Fire Departments, and the Director of 
Emergency Services. Because the University owns nearly leu thousand 
acres with leaseholds to homeowners and commercial enterprises, the 
vice president has extensive responsibility for municipal functions. 

The person seeking this position should have at least ten years pro- 
gressive responsibility in collegiate, university or non-profit adminis- 
tration. The possession of one or more advanced degrees is desirable. 

The desirable skills and attributes the candidate should have 
include the lollowins: 

A. An ability and desire to work in a small university in a small, relatively isolated community 

B. Genuine interest in dealing with people and complex administrative situations 

C. Demonstrated skills in team building and strategic planning 

D. Experience in personnel and benefits issues, investment management, and non-profit accounting and fiscal 

E. Demonstrated expeiience in planning and managing large construction and renovation projects 

F. An ability to foster trust and support among varied constituencies including trustees, administrators, faculty, 

staff, students and community members 

G. A record as an energetic, creative self-starter who is able to work as a team member 
H. Experience dealing with local or municipal governments and/or their functions 

I. Comfort in handling public safety issues 

Applications will be accepted iinlil the position is filled; however, only candidates whose applications are 
received by March 31. 1998. are assured of receiving full consideration. A letter of application, resume, and the 
names of three references should be sent to: Jerry H. Baker, Schuyi ER; BAKER & PARKER, I\t:.; Two 
< :< >N( i >URSE Parkway, Suite 775; Atlanta, GA 30328-5347. 


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The University of the South 

N.C., where she works for 
Salem Academy. Hillary 
Covington lives in Boston, 
Mass., and is director of 
marketing for an employ- 
ment agency serving 
Boston area universities. 
Nikki Etheridge is cam- 
paign associate for Girl 
Scouts of Middle Georgia, 
Inc., in Macon. Elizabeth 
Harris Foss is a second-year 
law student at the Univer- 
sity of Tennessee. Clay 
Hershey lives in Charles- 
ton, S.C., and works in 
Charlotte. Susanna Lowrey 
continues to work toward 
an associate of arts degree 
in multimedia at the Art 
Institute of Atlanta. She 
works for iXL, a multime- 
dia company, as a quality 
assurance specialist. Nicole 
Maris lives injackson. Miss., 
and works at the Old Capi- 
tal Museum. Nomzamo 
Matyumza is coordinator 
of the Academic Develop- 
ment Programme, an out- 
reach program at Rhodes 
University in Grahamstown, 
South .Africa. She has a 
daughter, Luyolojoy 
Matyumza, born Feb. 4, 
1997. Ryan McConnell is 
working toward an MBA in 
finance in Fort Worth, 
Texas. James A. Patterson 
and his wife, Meredith, live 
in Raleigh, N.C., where he 
is a student at North Caro- 
lina State University in the 
landscape architecture mas- 
ter's program. Grayson 
Splane is taking creative 
writing classes at Ole Miss., 
and working at a bookstore 
in Oxford. Victoria Tuck is 
a freelance seamstress in 
jonesboro, Ga. Leslie 
Walker completed her mas- 
ter's degree in English 
recently at Ole Miss in 



Ms. Ashley Neal 
2117 Walton Way 
Augusta. GA 30904 

Paul Randall and his wife, 
Jennifer, live in Houston, 
Texas, where Paul is co- 

director of youth ministry 
at St. John The Divine 
Episcopal Church. Sara 
Elizabeth Smith married 
Robert Andrew "Bob" 
Jackson (C97) at All Saints' 
Chapel in Sewanee on Oct. 
18, 1997. 

Miss Amy Crowder 
84 A 26th Start 
Mia ula. GA 30309 

Julian McKimmon is lay 
youth minister at Christ 
Church in Greenwich, 
Conn. Jeff and Elischia 
Williford Swarm live in 
Chapel Hill, N.C. 

School of Theology 


Rob Dewey is chaplain for 
the State Law Enforcement 
Division, ATE and the FBI, 
in Charleston. He began 
the first full-time police 
chaplaincy ministry in 
South Carolina. Recently 
he was awarded the Silver 
Star for Bravery from the 
American Police Hall ol 
Fame, a national award for 
bravery, resulting from his 
efforts in a hostage crisis 
situation last year. 


Robert Boak Slocum 

earned a Ph.D. in religious 
studies at Marquette 
University in May 1997. 


Bob Moore is priest and 
rector of St. Bartholomew's 
Episcopal Church in 
Hempstead, Texas. 



Rt. Rev. Da\id Shepherd 
Rose, C36, T'38, H"59. elk d 
Nov. 19, 1997, in 
Tallahassee, Fla. He was a 
native of Nashville, Tenn. At 
Sewanee he was a membei 
of SAE fraternity, a proctor, 
and a member of the Honor 
Council. He was a former 
trustee of the University of 
the South. From 1943 to 
1946 he was a chaplain in 
the U.S. Army and saw 
active dun in the Pat iiit . I It- 
served parishes in 
Tennessee, Florida, and 
Texas before becoming the 
sixth bishop of the Diocese 
of Southern Virginia. .Alter 
retiring as bishop in 1978, 
he wrote his memoir, Lord, 
Make Everything All Eight, 
published in 1982 by the 
University of the South 
Press, Sewanee, Tenn., and 
Loving God, Journey to a More 
Mature Faith, also published 
by the University press. In 
1990 die Diocese of 
Southern Virginia dedicated 
the Bishop David S. Rose 
Conference Center on the 
James River in Surry County, 
Va.. in his honor. A ventrilo- 
quist and magician, he was a 
member of the 
International Brotherhood 
of Magicians. Survivors 
include his wife, Frances 
Lewis Rose. 

Roger Lyon Miner, C'40, 

died Aug. 12, 1997, in 
Ventura, Calif. He was a 
native of New York City. 
After attending Sewanee, 
where he was a member of 
Delta Tau Delta fraternity, 
he served in World War II as 
a B-24 bomber pilot with the 
15th .Air Force in Europe. In 
1950 he graduated from the 
University of Connecticut 
and for many years was 
employed in the oil fields as 
a geologist. He was an avid 
naturalist and conservation- 
ist and a life member of the 
New York Zoological Society. 
His property had been certi- 
fied by the National Wildlife 
Federation as a Backyard 
Wildlife Habitat. He was a 
member of Disabled 
American Veterans and a 
former volunteer at 
Veterans Administration 

Medical Center in Los 
Angeles. Survivors include 
two brothers and a number 
of nieces, nephews, and 
cousins, a grandniece, and a 
great grandnephew. 

William E. Roberts, C'54, of 
Hilton Head Island, S.C., 
died Nov. 29, 1997. A native 
of Texas, he was a consul- 
tant and assistant treasurer 
widi General Electric 
Technical Services Company 
in Bridgeport, Conn., before 
retiring. At Sewanee he was 
a member of Pi Kappa 
Delia. In 1981 he estab- 
lished the Ellen May Roberts 
Scholarship in memory of 
his mother. Survivors 
include a sister, Mary 
Wheeler, of Victoria, Texas. 

The Rev. Arthur Harrington, 
T'55, of St. Charles, 111., died 
Aug. 3, 1997. He was a 1951 
graduate of Syracuse 
University with a degree in 
philosophy. Following gradu- 
ation from the School of 
Theology at Sewanee, he was 
ordained to the priesthood 
on Dec. 21, 1956, in New 
York. He served churches in 
New York and Connecticut 
during his ministry. 

Allen Robert Tomlinson III, 

C'57, of Florence, Ala., died 
Nov. 12, 1997. He was presi- 
dent and chief executive 
officer of Foundry of the 
Shoals, Inc., in Florence. At 
Sewanee he was a member 
of Sigma Nu fraternity and 
was on the University swim 
team. Survivors include his 
wife, Lavinia Lee Tomlinson, 
two sons, a daughter, and a 

Harwood "Woody" Koppel, 

C'63, of New Orleans, La., 
died Nov. 27, 1997. He 
served on die Orleans 
Parish School Board from 
1975 until 1992, working for 
fiscal responsibility, disci- 
pline, and good teaching in 
the school system. While on 
the board he initiated an 
anti-vandalism program, 
promoted the sale of surplus 

property, argued for strenu- 
ous enforcement ol the 

school system's discipline 
polit v, and bat ked the 
state's sunshine law. While a 
student at Sewanee, he 
became a Democratic Party 
activist, working in fohn 
Kennedy's 1960 presidential 
campaign. A history major, 
he was a member of the 
Order of Gownsmen and 
Honor Council, and worked 
on the stalls ol the Purple 
and the C.a/i & Gown. After 
graduation he traveled in 
England, and wot ked as an 
apprentice to film director 
Federico Fellini in Rome. 
He returned to New 
Orleans and became a real 
estate broker. He was a for- 
mer tity president ol the 
March of Dimes and a 
board member of Young 
Audiences, a nonprofit orga- 
nization that brings profes- 
sional artists to schools. He 
was a former trustee of the 
University of the South, a 
former vestry member at St. 
George's Episcopal Church, 
and ,t former board mem- 
bet nl St. George's 
Episcopal School. He was a 
former captain in the Army 
Medical Service Corps. 
Survivors include his wife, 
Evelyn Queyrouze Koppel, a 
son, George Harwood 
Koppel, C'91, and three 
daughters, including Maty 
Emma Koppel, C'99. 

The Rev. Jack Temple 
Sharpejr., T'68, of 

Knoxville, Tenn., died July 
19, 1997. He was a graduate 
of die University of 
Tennessee before attending 
the School of Theology at 
Sewanee. During his min- 
istry he served churches in 
Chattanooga, Nashville, and 
Knoxville. Survivors include 
his wife, Dianna Sharpe. 

Dr. S. Ira Greene, C'69, dietl 
Oct. 20. 1997, in Palo Alto, 
Calif., from smoke inhala- 
tion and burns suffered din- 
ing a house fire. A dermatol- 
ogist and internist, his prac- 
tice centered on the treat- 
ment of AIDS-related disor- 
ders. He and a colleague 
established a clinic at Valley 

Medical Center in San Jose 
to observe dermatological 
and other symptoms associ- 
ated with AIDS. He majored 
in English at Sewanee, and 
was aWilkins Scholar, a 
member of the Order of 
Gownsmen and the Choir, 
and on the staffs of the 
Purple and the Mountain 
Goat. A native of North 
Carolina, he went on to 
earn a medical degree I torn 
the University of North 
Carolina in 1973, did his 
internship and residency in 
internal medicine at the 
University of Arizona School 
of Medicine, and his resi- 
dency in dermatology at 
Stanford Medical School, 
where he became a profes- 
sor of medicine. He earned 
several teaching awards dur- 
ing his career, including the 
Bloomfield Award for 
Excellence in Teaching in 
1990, tantamount to teacher 
of the year in the medical 
school. Survivors include his 
mother, Kathryn B. Greene, 
a brother, two sisters, and 
many nieces and nephews. 

Dennis Millar Hall, C'69, of 

Atlanta, Ga., died on Jan. 2, 
1998. .An economics major 
at Sewanee, he was a mem- 
ber of the Order of 
Gownsmen, Cap and Gown, 
Green Ribbon Society, 
Highlanders, and Phi 
Gamma Delta fraternity. He 
was a class representative 
and a former president of 
the Sewanee Atlanta Club. 
He received his law degree 
from Emory University. Hall 
was a prominent Atlanta 
attorney who helped 
Romania to draft its statutes 
on bankruptcy after the col- 
lapse of communism in that 
country. He practiced with 
the law firm of Drew Eckl &: 
Farnham, which he joined 
in 1991, and was a former 
president of the Atlanta Bar 
Association. He was active in 
Atlanta community affairs, 
serving as part of the 
Friendship Force and volun- 
teering for the Boy Scouts. 
He is survived by his wife, 
Maty, a son, Austin, COL a 
daughter, and his mother. 

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The Idea of the College 


rhen President Williamson was so kind as to invite 
me to deliver this address, he suggested that I use 
the occasion to make the case for the indepen- 
dent, selective liberal arts college. I confess that I found 
the suggestion both welcome and daunting. Welcome, 
because in some ways this was the easiest topic imagin- 
able, as I have essentially been going to college for 33 
years and don't plan to stop, and my professional life 
has been spent wholly in the confines of some of the 
finest and most beautiful such places. Daunting, 
because the reasons seem so self-evident that I could 
not think of any way to make it particularly challenging 
to mind and audience. After all, I would be a believer 
speaking to believers, I assumed. 

The whole subject became more interesting, howev- 
er, as I was required to meet another challenge — to for- 
mulate a mission statement for my own college. To state 
succinctly what we are and what we do turns out to be 
not simple at all. 

As I took up pen to try to formulate our mission 
statement, I was determined to find a single sentence. I 
offered this as our mission: to nurture in outstanding 
students the academic and civic virtues, and the related 
virtues of character, in the intellectual tradition of the 
residential liberal arts college and in the context of the 
current and future needs for leadership in our society. 
To my mind, the academic virtues include the capaci- 
ties to read closely, explore widely, express clearly, 
research deeply, connect imaginatively, listen empa- 
thetically. The civic virtues include commitment to 
engage the public realm and community life, and the 
skills to do so effectively. These virtues, in turn, have 
associated virtues of character. One cannot research 
deeply without the virtue of perseverance. One cannot 
listen empathetically without the virtue of tolerance 
and respect. One cannot be committed to community 
life without the virtue of concern for others. And so on. 

I had discovered that there was no way simply to 
describe who we are or what we do. We are complex 
institutions in an increasingly complex social, political, 
economic, and technological world. 

Wherein lie these challenges and complexities? I 
would locate the sources of challenge in five quadrants: 
university, profession, technology, incivility, and secular- 
ity. Now let me be clear, challenges are not exclusively 
sources of danger, though they may be. I would say that 
our health depends, however, in dealing with these 
challenges in ways that remain true to our mission to 
cultivate the virtues. We win when we draw from chal- 
lenging worlds what can enrich our spirit, lose when we 
let go of our compass and pursue other gods. 

First, university: In the beginning the liberal arts col- 
lege was defined specifically and unequivocally in oppo- 
sition to the university. In the 15th century the propo- 
nents of our form of education were the humanist 
teachers of rhetoric who rebelled against their sub- 
servience to the professional faculties of law, theology 

and medicine who dominated the Italian universities. 
We have lived with that tension ever since. 

America was dominated by the college model until 
the late 19th century with the invasion of the European 
university system. Since that time, especially with the 
rise of the centrality of the natural sciences to the uni- 
versity, the science-like organization of knowledge in all 
pursuits, and the explosion of the land-grant universi- 
ties, America has come to be dominated by the univer- 
sity model of intellect. 

Now, mind you, universities are not the enemy, but 
they do not define us either. Most of us who live and 
teach at colleges received at least our graduate educa- 
tion in these universities; many our full course of study. 
Many visualized themselves living in the university 
world, and found themselves only through the accident 
of the vagaries of the job market in small places, often 
rural and on hills, that they had never dreamed of, 
maybe had never heard of. 

Herein, though, lies a tale, because the faculties have, 
over the past three decades, remade the college partially in 
die image of the university they left, attempting to represent 
a vaster world of knowledge in the curriculum, introducing 
a far higher ambition of research, responding to the prestige 
of discipline more than to tire mundane tasks of college life. 
The result is often a college far more intellectually energized, 
a curriculum far more honest to the complexity of knowl- 
edge and world. 

Second, profession: Not without reason the college was 
defined over against the dominance of the professional fac- 
ulties. Not without reason the transformation of American 
higher education from college to university took place in 
parallel with the phenomenal growth of professionalization 
and professional certification. Not without reason the single- 
most cultural challenge, the most often asked question of us, 
is the relationship of what we do as educator to what our stu- 
dents will do as professionals. Nay, I could speculate that 
there are a few young people in the audience today won- 
dering a bit what Nietzsche has to do with the bond market, 
what differentia] equations have to do with the law, what the 
origins of the First World War have to do with social work. 

The answers are so perennial as to border on the 
banal. Fortunately for the college, the answers are even 
more pertinent than ever, the more the world of the 
professions dominates life, the more human beings 
need the richness of a broad, liberal arts education. 
The more security in the professions becomes uncer- 
tain, the more foolish it looks to spend four years train- 
ing for a specific calling. Now and always most of our 
graduates will not end up doing what they intended to 
do; many will end up doing things they never dreamed 
of doing. And that will be a sign of success, of the power 
of those virtues of intellect and character brought to 
our midst and strengthened over the process. 

Third, technology: What drives liberal arts education 
in the college setting seems, at first blush, anti- or at least 
non-technical. Our education is general. Even our 
majors do not bring a student to the point of profession- 
al credentialing. Our founding model is Cicero, the gen- 
erally educated citizen-orator, not the technician. Our 
tradition was built on a single technology, the printing 
press, aided gnidgingly and expensively by successive 



generations of scientific equipment in the last century. 

But now there is the prospect of a transformative set 
of technologies which could dissolve the book, or so 
they say. Peter Drucker, the modern guru of manage- 
ment and a noted futurist, has predicted that the print- 
ed book had created the modern school and warns that 
the age of the book is over. He tells us that "the current 
setup is doomed" ; that "30 years from now the big uni- 
versity campuses will be relics" and that "universities 
won't survive" ; diat "the college won't survive as a resi- 
dential institution" as "today's buildings are hopelessly 
unsuited and totally unneeded." In other words, he 
thinks our embrace of technology is the kiss of the spi- 
derwoman, bringing our death in her worldwide web. 
And he seems to think that's just fine! 

Now at my college we have defined great education 
as our beloved Professor and President Mark Hopkins 
on one end of a log and a student on the other. Are we 
really going to move to a world of Mark Hopkins and 
the student logging on? 

Somehow I doubt it But we should not be smug. I can't 
help but feel that any technologies that multiply our access 
to information and communication are benefits, and I kn< >w 
for sure our students will need to achieve a capacity to func- 
tion in worlds where these technologies are second nature. I 
can only assume, however, that tliis technology is a tool like 
any other, servant not master. And I know for sure that one 
can never underestimate the need and pleasure of young 
people in each other's company and their resonance to the 
attention, even when demanding, of adults who really 
delight in their capacities and care for their future strength. 

Nonetheless we will have to be thoughtful, lest the 
machine control us. I know of no campus yet that has a 
coherent philosophy, which has really measured the 
power of the technology against its mission and stated a 
view of the future with information technology that is 
confident and coherent. 

Fourth, incivility, or, perhaps worse, noncivility: 
Much has been made of the ostensible growth of incivil- 
ity in our nation. This is decidedly hard to measure. I am 
not an American historian, but expect we have always 
been a somewhat rude assemblage, although there is no 
doubt that there has been a progressive expansion of 
the boundaries of publicly acceptable rudeness. 

The problem I expect is more centrally noncivility, 
nonengagement with the civic sphere. The anecdotal and 
empirical evidence of the divestment of interest of young 
people, indeed all people, in the public sphere are legion. 
We should recall, therefore, that when our enterprise was 
launched by Renaissance humanists, they took as their 
model the orator-citizen Cicero. Indeed, the original cur- 
riculum was that of Quintillian' s Institutes of Oratory, or, if you 
will, Tfie Training of tlie Orator. But we should not let go of 
this charter concept. We are in the business of educat- 
ing public people, young men and women who will and 
must take authority and responsibility for the quality of 
the lives of others beyond their private domain. Indeed, 
that will happen whether they want to or not. 

Our colleges need to stake out their special capacity for 
nurturing the civic virtues. As small communities, we can 
become schools for civil and civic discourse through our 

democratic governance. As observers of the world beyond 
what students might call 'the bubble' of our often isolated 
locations, we can It >i cefully bring the great issues to our cam- 
puses. As citizens ourselves, we can do much better at clear- 
ing our voices and arguing with each other, before and with 
the students, as adults who can disagree forcefully while 
remaining partners in a common enterprise. As privileged 
institutions often located in communities of need, we can 
continue to expand our commitment to community service, 
but we should be sure to link this energy to learning about 
the larger issues that course through our local ills. 

Lastly, secularity. Now this takes some explanation. The 
definition I gave to our educational enterprise is admittedly 
a worldly one, indeed a puiposefully 'pagan' appeal to the 
virtues. But to virtually all of the founders of our colleges, it 
never occuired to them that the love of learning embedded 
in these places could ever be divorced bom a sense of the 
sacred. In my own religion, die Jewish tradition, the pursuit 
of learning is considered among the highest of our sacred 
moral obligations. It has never occuired to me that educa- 
tion is anything but sacred. 

I remember once driving to visit Carleton College in 
Northfield, Minn. Having driven at least 50 miles on the flat- 
test land I had ever seen, I came to the town and there, 
perched on the first two hills I had come upon were two col- 
leges, Carleton on the left St Olaf on the right And the 
thought occurred to me that God had looked down one day, 
and knowing that colleges needed hills and rice versa, had 
planted little college seeds there. 

Now, language of the divine does not come tripping- 
ly to the tongue of college educators these days, 
although this fine college has held on to its religious 
roots far more than most. We are more likely to be 
heard talking about endowment spending formulas, dis- 
counting, Title IV, outcomes analysis, antitrust legisla- 
tion, student evaluation forms, tenure criteria, physical 
plant amortization, and many more things of this world. 

Such habits of mind can be corrosive. To be sure we 
must attend to the body, the seat of the soul. But we will 
lose our souls if, as educators, we do not remind our- 
selves often that this remains a sacred task, that these 
are sacred precincts, in their origins and their tasks, 
that every true educator is a believer and that we have 
been given a trust to nurture a distinct and worthy set 
of virtues in students who need us, whether they recog- 
nize it or not. 

Where does diat leave us? Have I made die case for die 
liberal arts college in our current age? By the normal 
empirical standards of our data-loving, I suppose not. I 
hope, though, I have made die spiritual case, the case 
grounded in mission and engaged in a continuing chal- 
lenge to maintain its integrity in creative engagement widi 
die challenges diat might drive us in odier directions. 

Will this idealistic, spiritual case for the college actu- 
ally persuade anyone? That I cannot say. But I do know 
that the best way to make the case for any such enter- 
prise is, in fact, to do it, vigorously, energetically, virtu- 
ously, faithfully. 

Harry Payne is president of Williams College. This essay is 
excerpted from his 1997 Founders' Day Convocation address. 

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Sustaining the Vision 

rom creating new classrooms and programs for 
students to helping the University to attract com- 
mitted professors, The Campaign for Sewanee 
has transformed 

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ney through 
life, death, and hope 
with Marichal Gentry, C86 


University of the South 

Received on: 09-23-98 


Sum 1998 

J O - U R N A L 

Tli is is my last issue of Sewanee. I am editing the 
magazine from my new home in North Carolina, 
where I am now working to tell the fascinating 
story of Duke University Medical Center. 

I came to the Mountain in October 1990. My col- 
leagues and friends Sam Williamson and Steve Becker 
told me from the outset that one of my priorities was 
to create a magazine that represented the quality of 
the University of the South. During my almost eight 
years at Sewanee, I endeavored to tell the story of 
alumni, faculty, students, and friends in interesting 
and compelling ways. I traveled throughout the coun- 
try to meet Sewanee alumni and learn about their 
accomplishments and achievements. Universally, they 
connected their successes to their experiences on the 
Mountain; indeed, I have never encountered a body 
of alumni so committed to their institution. 

In this issue, we focus on people who are commit- 
ted to touching the souls of those around them. My 
friend Marichal Gentry, C'86, was one of the first peo- 
Cover photo by P' e I met at Sewanee when I arrived on the Mountain. 
Chris Hildreth My kids call him "Uncle Marichal." He was an assis- 
Duke University tant director of admission then; today, he is a social 
worker at Duke Medical Center, part of a team of 
health care professionals who have an extremely dif- 
ficult task. The Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant 
Unit at Duke treats the sickest children in the world. 
These children come to Duke to grasp for one last 
chance for life and hope. 

Gentry is there with them through their journey, 
talking with them, helping them find services and 
solace. He deals with life and death virtually every 
day. "How can you handle this?" I often ask him. 

He responds quickly. "We have to handle it. We're 
the last, best chance that these kids and their families 
have." Gentry is ideally suited for the task. He brings 
to his job compassion and energy and enthusiasm, 
the same traits that he exhibited at Sewanee as an 
undergraduate and which he brings to every chal- 
lenge before him. 

Jay Faires, C'85, deals with a different kind of heal- 
ing through the soul of music. As president of 
Mammoth Records, Faires is dedicated to sharing the 

power of music that he believes in with mainstream 

Faires is a maverick and a mover in the music busi- 
ness. His company produces albums that he terms 
"left of center": left of center rock, jazz, country, 
blues, and folk. His track record is powerful; only 
nine years after he started Mammoth in a small apart- 
ment, he sold the company to the Walt Disney 
Company for an estimated $25 million. He remains 
the driving force behind the company, and he is 
determined to make his eclectic cadre of bands 
household names in this country. "I am totally com- 
mitted to the people that we record," he told me at 
his TriBeca office in New York. "I have passion for the 
music. I still go out and look for bands that spark 
something in me. And I think we can sell their 
records to millions of Americans." 

Finally, we take a look at a program that thrived 
during my time at Sewanee-the All Saints' Chapel 
Outreach Program. Each year, Sewanee students, fac- 
ulty, staff, and alumni leave the Mountain in the 
spring and travel the world. They go to Jamaica and 
Honduras; New York, New Orleans, and Navajoland: 
they reach out to those in need. They build houses 
and teach and nurture souls and bodies. My friend 
Dixon Myers, who directs Sewanee's outreach efforts, 
is quick to point out that the people from Sewanee 
are changed as much as the people whom they 
encounter. "These experiences are often the most 
profound that Sewanee students will have during 
their time on the Mountain," says Myers. 

This issue represents for me the best of what I have 
seen at Sewanee. It tells the stories of people with 
passion and commitment and ideas. It tells the story 
of what All Saints' Chapel can do to transform lives. It 
tells the story of hope and healing and imagination. 

Sewanee will always be a part of my life. I hope that 
this magazine will continue to reflect the ideals and 
aspirations of the University. During my time at 
Sewanee, the magazine was a labor of love for me. I 
will miss it. 







Body and Soul 

Marichal Gentry, C'86, is helping some 
of the world's sickest children and 
their families to find hope. Marty 
Fisher talks with Gentry about the ups 
and downs of dealing with life 
and death. 

T\)<: Sj-.iii [hC(i)[ 

Mammoth Records 
President Jay Faires, 
C'85, is one of the 
nation's hottest 
music executives. 
Robert Bradford 
looks at what dri- 
ves Faires in sell- 
ing alternative 
music to 

Gifts of Self 

While many bask 
on beaches during 
spring break, sever- 
al Sewanee students 
work with those in 
need. Sarah T. 
Moore talks with 
participants in 

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D E P A R T M 




Exploring Ireland, 
the 1997-98 acade- 
mic year, and part- 
ing thoughts on 
two great men A 
of Sewanee. 

On the Mountain 

University cele- 
brates 130th com- 
mencement • 
Four Watson fel- 

lows named • 
Ground broken 
for the University 
Commons • 
Hefner, Smith 
elected to Board 
of Regents • 
Harrigan receives 

Scholarship • 
Robert Bradford 
departs Sewanee 


Men's and women's 
Basketball mile- 
stones • Swimming 

and diving 



Musings on 
Sewanee and its 
meaning to those 
who know and 
love the C)C) 
Mountain. jLL,j£*, 


Sewanee English 
Professor John 
Reishman on 
the new 

Class Notes 23 


Summer 1998 

Thomas P. Bonner 

Vice President for University 


Robert Bradford 


Joe Romano 

Associate Editor 

Ken Morris 

Art Dim lor 

Pat Kepple 
Class Notes Editor 

Associated Alumni Officers 

Thomas S. Rue, C'68 


Nora Frances Stone McRae, 


Vice-President for Admission 

Susan Hine Duke, C'83 
Vice-President for Plan ned Giving 

Craig S. Wilson, C'82 
Vice-President for Regions 

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rom an eight day alum- 
to Sewanee couples 
>m four months to 
iighth decade, we had a wonderful time as we 
explored western Ireland from our base in Ennis, north 
of Shannon Airport. The beauty of the western coun- 
ties, the foreboding life on the Aran Islands, the long- 
deserted monasteries, and the ever-presence of poets 
like Yeats provided all of us with a new sense of under- 
standing of what George Bernard Shaw once called, 
'John Bull's Other Island." With the recent vote on the 
peace process for northern Ireland in the background, 
each of us left Shannon vowing to return and to 
encourage others to participate in other alumni spon- 
sored trips in the future. 

Before we left in late May for Ireland, the University 
had brought its regular academic year to a conclusion. 
Graduation had gone flawlessly, with a splendid bac- 
calaureate sermon by the Rev. Maurice "Rusty" 
Goldsmith, T'81, H'98, whose youngest son, Thomas, 
also graduated. That event had followed a highly suc- 
cessful meeting of the Board of Trustees and of the 
Board of Regents, all of which had come after a splen- 
did weekend of celebrating the conclusion of The 
Campaign for Sewanee. With the Campaign's final event, 
it now remains for all of us at Sewanee to express, in dif- 
ferent forums over the next several months, our pro- 
found thanks for all of the assistance, generosity, and 
help which we had from all of you during the long years 
of the effort. I cannot promise that this was the last cam- 
paign, only that it will be a few years before there is 
another. But for the moment, we can be pleased with 
our success and thankful that the financial resources 
and the physical facilities are in place to ensure that the 
University is secure into the next century. 

The Board of Regents and the Board of Trustees 
addressed a series of issues that will shape the future 
course of the institution. The regents approved bids for 
the construction of the new dining hall. Orion 
Construction Co. of Nashville, which remodeled 
Quintard Hall, completed the third floor of Woods Lab, 
and is currently completing the Tennessee Williams 
Center, will be the builder. Infrastructure work is 
already underway and the foundation work will start in 
late summer; it will take about two years to complete. 
The regents also toured the new Tennessee Williams 
Center, leaving with great expectations that this facility 
will have a major impact upon the drama programs and 
on the campus cultural life. The first performances are 
scheduled for September 18-19, Parents' Weekend, 
with a formal dedication to come later. 

The Board of Trustees had a new format this year. 
With work for the next strategic plan underway on cam- 
pus, the trustees spent this meeting reviewing the 
dimensions of the plan and the issues that will be 
addressed, and for which they must subsequently give 
their approval. Foremost are issues of enrollment and 
the possible facility requirements that would come from 
any increase in size. At the same time the trustees also 
heard from Richard Fry about the changing demogra- 
phy of the high school cohort and its increasingly 

Hispanic character, a fact that our admissions office has 
already begun to consider. Mary Maples Dunn, the for- 
mer President of Smith College and the Pew 
Roundtable facilitator (on her third trip to Sewanee), 
gave a stirring assessment of Sewanee's place in 
American liberal arts colleges while stressing the need 
for new departures that would prepare students for the 
world of the next century. And the Rt. Rev. Peter James 
Lee, the bishop of Virginia, gave a splendid address on 
religion and higher education. His talk and that of 
Mary Dunn will be put on the University's web site; they 
warrant your consideration. Finally, a group of faculty 
and staff gave the trustees status reports on parts of the 
current work on the next strategic plan, a process that 
Professor Douglas Seiters, C'65, is directing for the 

A final note for the 1997-1998 academic year. One of 
the most satisfying moments of the year occurred at the 
legacy graduation party, held on Friday afternoon dur- 
ing graduation weekend. This year at the Alumni 
House we had the pleasure of dedicating the new patio 
and walk and benches given in honor of Edwin Hatch, 
C'33, whom I met early in my vice-chancellorship and 
whose grandson, John Malone, would graduate two 
days later. With the entire Hatch family present, the 
University Chaplain, the Rev. Tom Ward, C'67, led us 
through a service of appreciation and gratitude for the 
life of Ed Hatch and for the role the alumni play in the 
ongoing life of the University of the South. The occa- 
sion gave, as did our later trip to Ireland, a still further 
definition to the phrase: The Sewanee Family. 

I cannot close this column without noting the recent 
deaths of two chancellors, the Rt. Rev. Girault M.Jones, 
T'28, H'49 and the Rt. Rev. John M. Allin, G43, T'45, 
H'62, the 16th and 17th chancellors respectively. 
Bishop Jones confirmed my wife, Joan, consecrated the 
church in which we were married, was a long-time 
friend of Joan's family, and with his wife, Kathleen, a 
devoted and excellent mentor to us when we arrived in 
Sewanee in 1988. Their friendship and intellectual 
energy meant much to thousands of friends and admir- 

I first met Bishop Allin in the spring of 1988. Later 
that year he presided over my installation as vice-chan- 
cellor. Joan and I visited Ann and Jack at Hobe Sound 
and in Jackson, saw them often at Sewanee, and in 
recent years worked together on The Campaign for 
Sewanee. No alumnus ever loved his alma mater more 
than Jack Allin or had higher aspirations for it and its 
football team. 

The University and the world are richer for their 
lives; our prayers and best wishes go to their families. 


Sewanee/Summer 1998 


Sewanee Celebrates 
130th Commencement 
for Over 300 Graduates 

Sunny skies and warm 
mountain temperatures 
greeted families and 
friends of the more than 
300 graduates of the Class 
of 1998 of die College of 
Arts and Sciences and the 
School of Theology at die 
University of the Soudi as 
they processed into All 
Saints' Chapel and led fac- 
ulty and administrative 
deans to the 130th Com- 
mencement on May 1 7. 

Eight of the 297 graduates from the college received 
national recognition for outstanding scholarship, and, 
for the first time, an African American woman received 
die College's most distinguished award for character. 

Felysha L'Auquera Jenkins was recognized as the 
recipient of die Algernon Sydney Sullivan Medallion for 
character. A psychology major from Chattanooga, 
Jenkins was selected by a committee of University deans 
for her outstanding contribution to the life and ideals of 

Anne Katherine Jones of Georgia received accolades 
for her selection as a Rhodes Scholar and National 
Science Foundation graduate fellow. Samuel Lee Wliitt 
of Tennessee, was recognized as a Fullbright Scholar and 
one of four Watson Scholars (see accompanying story), 
and Ryan Hart Harrigan of New Mexico, was honored as 
an NCAA Postgraduate Scholar, one of 14 collegiate bas- 
ketball players selected in the nation. Wendy Kristin 
Watterson of Arkansas was named a Rotary International 
fellow, Eric Jacob Steinmehl of Alabama received the 
Comer Foundation graduate fellowship in medicine. 

James Buchanan Wallace of Mississippi, a summa cum 
laude graduate in Russian and English, was die valedicto- 
rian and Anne Katherine Jones, also a summa cum laude 
graduate majoring in chemistry and mathematics, was 
the salutatorian. 

For the first time the University honored exception- 
al secondary school teachers as nominated by members 
of the senior class of the College. Wade Hall of Pine Bluff 
High School, Pine Bluff, Ark. and Joyce Helmick of Olive 
Branch High School, Olive Branch, Miss., rose to receive 
the Outstanding Teacher Award. 

The School of Theology, with one of its smallest class- 
es in years, bestowed 1 1 master's degrees and seven doc- 
toral degrees. 

Honorary degrees were conferred upon Henry Nutt 
Parsley Jr., of Birmingham, Maurice Goldsmith of 
Birmingham, Alan Paul Bell of Bloomington, Indiana 
and John Nicholas Popham III of Lookout Mountain, 

Eclectic Watson Fellows Explore Rowing, 
Mountaineering, Fox Hunting, and Activism 

An unprecedented four Sewanee seniors were select- 
ed to receive ThomasJ. Watson Fellowships for study 
abroad in the coming year, making the University of 
the Soudi the best represented liberal arts college in this 
year's awards. 

Abigail D. Mann of Atlanta, Jason B. Price, of Hoover, 
Ala., Christian J.B. Setzer, of New Berlin, Wis., and 
Samuel L. Wliitt, of Talbott, Term., all members of 
Sewanee's class of 1998, were among 60 students select- 
ed from 51 of America's top liberal arts colleges. 
Sewanee was the only institution with four fellowship 
recipients. Each student will receive a $19,000 grant to 
travel outside the United States in order to explore a 
topic of their choosing. 

'The institutions on the list, from my perspective, rep- 
resent die very finest in the country, and the competition 
is very stiff," said Larry Jones, associate dean of students. 
'To have had four from our senior class chosen through 
external review certainly speaks well for these individuals 
and for the student body." 

Mann, who majored in biology, will conduct a histor- 
ical, andiropological, and ecological study of fox hunting 
in the Linked Kingdom. Price, a geology major at 
Sewanee, will study the environmental impact of 
mounaineering on a journey that will take him to 
France, Switzerland, Germany, Peru, Chile, and Nepal. 

A history major, Setzer will study the sport of rowing 
in the United Kingdom, South Africa and Australia. 
Whitt, who majored in German and Russian, will con- 
duct a project that will examine student political activity 
in Eastern Europe. It will take him to Germany, Poland, 
the Czech Republic, Romania and Bulgaria. 

The Watson Fellowship Program was created by the 
children of Thomas J. Watson Sr., founder of IBM, and 
his wife, Jeanette K Watson, to honor their parents long- 
standing interest in education and world affairs. 

Top left: Four received 
honorary degrees. From 
left, Chan cellor Do n A. 
Wimberly; The Rt. Rev. 
Henry Nutt Parsley, 
CIO, bishop of the 
Diocese of Alabama; 
Alan Paul Bell, professor 
of education at Indiana 
Un iversity; Joh n Nich olas 
Popham III, editor emeri- 
tus and retired managing 
editor of the Chattanooga 
Times; the Rev. Maurice 
"Rusty" Leon Goldsmith, 
T'81, rector of St. 
Mary 's-on-l 'he-Highlands 
Episcopal Church, 
Birmingham, Ala.; and 
Vice-Chan cellor Sam uel 

Above: An ebullient 
Felysha L. Jenkins, recip- 
ient of Sewanee's distin- 
guished Algernon Sydney 
Sullivan Medallion for 
character, hugs a friend 
following the 130th 
Commencement of the 
University of the South. 

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University Commons 
Ground Broken 

Ground was officially bro- 
ken for the new Univer- 
sity Commons on the first 
weekend in May as part of the 
celebration marking the close 
of Sewanee's most successful 
fundraisinff effort, The Cam- 


paign for Sewanee: Sustaining the 
Founders ' Vision. The ceremony 
was attended by alumni, mem- 
bers of the boards of regents 
and trustees, Sewanee faculty, 
staff and students. 

Built completely of Sewanee 
stone, the new dining hall will 
replace Gailor Hall, which was 
built for just 500 students. The 
new facility will have the capac- 
ity to serve twice that number. 

"My prayer is that the Uni- 
versity Commons will be a 
very special place, both literally and symbolically, for all 
who will come here," said Robert Pearigen, C'76, clean 
of students, "a place where lasting relationships are 
developed, where meaningful conversation is stimulat- 
ed, where a spirit of respect and collegiality — especially 

Breaking ground for the new dining hall are, from 
left, Robert Ay res Jr., C'-f9, Vice-Chancellor Samuel R 
Williamson, and Thomas P. Dupree Sr., HA'93, H'9t 

Sewanee's Board 0/ Regents met at the University in early May. Front row from left: 
Dr. Samuel R. Williamson, Vice-Chancellor; The Rt. Rev. Don A. Wimberly, 
Chancellor, H'87; Dr. Ann B. Dobie; Mr. David K. Beecken, Chair; C'68; and Ms. 
Frances B. Corzine. Bach row from left: The Rev. Jeffrey H. Walker, C'72; The Rev. 
Hill C. Riddle; Mr. Olan Mills II; The Rt. Rev. Robert H.Johnson; The Rt. Rev. 
Charles F Duvall; Mr. Jerry B. Adams, C'65; The Rev. G. Hendree Harrison, Sr., 
T'69; Mr. Edgar L. Powell, C'50; The Rt. Rev. Edward L. Salmon, Jr., C'56, H'91; 
Mr. Blucher B. Lines, C'71; Mr. Tommy M. Goodrum, C'60; Ms. MaibelhJ. Porter, 
Secretary, C'77; Ms. Janet A. Kibler; C'80; Admiral William O. Sludeman, C'62; 
and Mr Jacob F Bryan I\\ C'65 

among students and their 
teachers — is encouraged, and 
where, in the words of our 19th 
century poet, 'Peace is wis- 
dom's guest."' 

The Board of Regents offi- 
cially awarded the bid for the 
project to the Orion Con- 
struction Co. of Nashville. 
Work will begin immediately 
and the new facility is expect- 
ed to be ready for use by the 
advent semester of 2000. 

The new facility will 
encompass approximately 
42,000 square feet, including 
a 450-seat formal dining hall, 
250-seat informal room, a 150- 
seat outdoor dining area, as 
well as four meeting/dining 
rooms, a kitchen, serving 
area, lobby, and storage space. 
'Today it seems clear to me 
that, once again, our prayers 
have been answered, and diat 
our students will soon be able to eat and to talk to one 
another and to their teachers in an elegant and inspiring 
building," said John Reishman, professor of English. "It 
will become a crucial aspect of the Sewanee experience 
and contribute to our rich fund of Sewanee memories." 

Hefner, Smith Elected to Board of Regents 

Two new members were named to Sewanee's Board of 
Regents during die May meetings of die institution's 
governing bodies. Elected as regents by the 
University's Board <>l Trustees were Edwina Long I [emer 
and Joel Algernon Smith III, C'67. 

Hefner, a resident of Nashville, currendy serves as a 
member of die Sewanee Visiting Committee. She is the 
first African-American to be elected to Sewanee's Board 
of Regents. Hefner earned a bachelor's degree from 
Talladega College in Alabama, and holds a master's 
degree in library science from Adanta University. She 
also has been active widi the Episcopal Diocese of 
Tennessee's Cathedra] Chapter. Her husband. Dr. James 
A. Hefner, is president of Tennessee State University. 

Joel Smith is president of NationsBank Corporation in 
Columbia, S.C. He has attended the University of 
Oklahoma's Nadonal Commercial Lending School and 
Louisiana State L^niversity's School of Banking of die 
Soudi. Smith has also served as a member of the corpo- 
rate gifts committee of the Campaign for Seu>a nee, has host- 
ed alumni phonathons and is a former Sewanee Club offi- 
cer. In addidon, he was a member of die Parents' Council 
in 1996-97. He chaired the Greater Columbia Chamber 
of Commerce and was a member of the Governor's Team 
on Educadon and die State Committee on Student 

Sewanee/Summer 1998 


Harrigan Ends Sewanee Career 
with NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship 

In its 140-year history, Sewanee has not seen many stu- 
dents from Albuquerque, N.M. But for its basketball 
fans, this sprawling desert city will always ring a home- 
town connection to one of the school's most decorated 
players of all time, Ryan Harrigan, C'98. 

A four-year starter at the center and forward posi- 
tions, Harrigan was another of Sewanee's quintessential 
scholar-athletes. During his career, he helped lead the 
Tigers to a 72-30 record, two consecutive berths to the 
NCAA Tournament, and wrapped up the past two sea- 
sons as the SCAC's leading scorer. Academically, he was 
a two-year member of the Order of Gownsmen and 
attended Sewanee on a Wilkins Scholarship. He 
majored in both Spanish and economics. 

In April, Harrigan was named Sewanee's 20th NCAA 
Postgraduate Scholar, and received a $5,000 scholar- 
ship for study at the university or professional school of 
his choice. He will use it at the New York University 
School of Law. 

Harrigan's scholarship capped a string of several 
major awards received during the Easter Semester. He 
was named GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-American, 
Division III News First Team All-American, and 
Honorable Mention All-American by Columbus 
Multimedia, which also named him its South Region 
Player-of-the-Year. The National Association of 
Basketball Coaches named him All-District South 
Player-of-the-Year and First Team All-American. For the 
second consecutive year he was named SCAC Player-of- 

In his 102 career college games, Harrigan scored 
1,675 points (1(5.4 ppg). The point total ranks second 
among Sewanee's all-time scoring leaders, and is right 
behind Kit Walsh, C'91, who finished his career with 
1,773 points. 

Mellon Grant Benefits Teaching and 

The University of the South has been awarded a 
three-year, $330,000 grant from the Andrew W. 
Mellon Foundation of New York to establish an 
instructional technology workshop at Sewanee. 

"This grant will allow Sewanee to strengthen its 
present leadership in liberal arts education in the 
region, and in the country, through the increased use 
of instructional technologies in the laboratory and in 
the classroom," according to Dr. Samuel R. 
Williamson, vice-chancellor and president. 

The new workshop will complement the institu- 
tion's existing Center for Teaching as it assists 
Sewanee faculty members who want to integrate new 
technology into the classroom. 

According to Sherwood Ebey, director of 

Sewanee's Center for Teaching, the grant is primarily 
aimed at strengthening two interdisciplinary pro- 
grams at the University: the humanities program, 
and the school's Writing-Across-the-Cui riculum pro- 
gram. And, Ebey says, it will assist in the ( i cation oi .i 
new interdisciplinary environmental studies program 
at Sewanee. 

The grant will also create opportunities for 
Sewanee students to work with faculty members in 
integrating technology in the classroom through 
summer and semester long internships. 

Bradford Departs Sewanee After Successful 
Tenure as Director of Communications 

Robert Bradford has stepped down as executive 
director of communications at Sewanee after 
nearly eight years of service to the University in 
various roles. He now serves as director of communi- 
cations for Duke University Medical Center's Office 
of Development and Alumni Affairs. During his 
tenure at the University, Bradford successfully rein- 
vigorated the institution's publications and commu- 
nications program, including Sewanee magazine. 

"Robert was an outstanding contributor to our 
efforts here and will be greatly missed," said Tommy 
Bonner, vice president for university relations. 

Joseph Romano, formerly director of media rela- 
tions, succeeds Bradford as executive director of com- 
munications, while Sarah Moore, who has been direc- 
tor of church communications, was named associate 
director of communications. Romano will be respon- 
sible for the overall operation of the office, while 
Moore will add the University Press, admission initia- 
tives and other projects to her work in church com- 

The Mountain Celebrated 

Among the guests attending events surrounding The Mountain Celebrates 
on the first weekend of May were, from left, J. F. Bryan, C'65. Don Lineback, 
and Judy Lineback, C'73. 

The University of the South 

by Marty Fisher 

It's 8:30 a,m., and Marichal Gentry, 
C'86, a pediatric clinical social work- 
er at Duke University Medical 
Center, takes a detour by the hospi- 
tal nursery on his way to work in 
Duke's Pediatric Bone Marrow 
Transplant Unit. 

Behind the glass, a tiny dark-haired 
baby girl wriggles in her bassinet and 
waves clenched fists. Gentry leans over 
and grins at the baby, who was born last 
night, thinking of what this little sister 
means for Mary Carmen, a bright 
eight-year-old girl from Panama who 
has chronic leukemia. 

Mary Carmen, her parents, Theresa 
and Rafael Jaen, and her grandmother, 
Bertha Toral, came to Duke two weeks 
ago seeking a bone marrow transplant 
in hopes of finally curing Mary 
Carmen's leukemia. Because her moth- 
er was expecting, doctors were able to 
offer the the option of a related umbili- 
cal cord blood transplant, gready reduc- 
ing the risk of complications and rejec- 
tion. In a few days, they will replace 
Mary Carmen's diseased bone marrow 
with healthy immature blood cells taken 
from the baby's umbilical cord, a part of 
afterbirth that is normally discarded. 

As Gentry watches the baby, Bertha 
joins him. She is thrilled with her new 
grandaughter, whom they've named 
Carolina after the state where they 
hope they've found a cure for Mary 
Carmen. But Bertha's face conveys anx- 
iety — in broken English she explains 
that she must return to Panama tomor- 
row. Both of Mary Carmen's parents 
have decided to stay, but that decision 
has cost Rafael his job. Bertha is wor- 
ried about how the family will manage 
caring for the new baby and a critically 
ill child. 

Gentry reassures her. The family 
worked hard to raise funds for medical 
and associated living expenses. Gentry 
helped transfer the money, arranged 
temporary housing, and put Theresa 
and Rafael in touch with a local church 
and other Spanish-speaking families in 
the area. He promises to write to 
Bertha, and of course, he will be there 
to help with whatever the family needs. 

Working daily in life and death situations at 

Duke University Medical Center, Marichal 

Gentry, C'86, is helping some of the sickest 

children in the world find hope. 

"Marichal's a lifesaver. I call him my 
saint, my angel," another parent, 
Stacey Jackson of Rock Hill, S.C., says. 
Her son, Gilbert, fought leukemia for 
four years at other hospitals before he 
was referred to Duke for a bone mar- 
row transplant. "In all those years, no 
one ever mentioned the National 
Children's Cancer Society or other 
cancer-related organizations to me, 
until I met Marichal. Since our fund- 
raising is all spent, Marichal has written 
grants to several of these organizations. 
Now, they help pay for our food, trans- 
portation, and lodging. He's just spe- 
cial. He has an answer for everything." 

During the four years he has been 
with Duke's Pediatric Bone Marrow 
Transplant program, Gentry has seen 

the unit grow from seven beds to 16. 
Steadily, the lifespan and quality of life 
of children with cancer and other 
genetic and metabolic diseases has 
improved. "We can make cancer go 
away," says Gentry. "We can't always 
guarantee that it will never come back, 
but we are more successful now, espe- 
cially with the implementation of new 
and better protocols." 

Under the direction of Dr. Joanne 
Kurtzberg, a specialist in pediatric 
hematology and oncology and a pio- 
neer in umbilical cord blood trans- 
plant, Duke's pediatric bone marrow 
transplant program is now the largest 
and most innovative of its kind in the 
world. In March, Kurtzberg opened the 
country's third umbilical cord blood 

Sewanee/Summer 1998 

bank, to help increase the chances that 
patients needing bone marrow trans- 
plants can find a match. Now all moth- 
ers who give birth at Dnke and Durham 
Regional hospitals are given the oppor- 
tunity to donate their baby's cord 
blood, which is typed and stored for use 
by patients from all over the world. 

To meet the needs of the children 
and families who come to Duke's 
Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant 
Unit, Gentry has built a unique family- 
centered support program. While the 
doctors and nurses go about the 
painstaking and complex process of 
replacing the bone marrow — the very 

room number of the unit's current 
occupants, or "cellmates," as parents like 
to refer to themselves. They have come 
from as far away as Africa and India and 
from as near as South Carolina. They 
will spend four to five months receiving 
treatment, living in semi-isolation. 
Before and after the transplant, they 
must undergo weeks of outpatient treat- 
ment. Because doctors and nurses work 
rotating shifts, Gentry is the one person 
children and parents can count on to be 
there at a moment's notice. 

A tall man with an easy-going smile, 
Gentry is a stubborn optimist, who 
instantly forms friendships that endure 

Gentry zvorks with a wide range of people in the unit. 

essence of life — he takes responsibility 
for nurturing body and soul. Accord- 
ing to one parent, "Marichal holds our 
emotional lives in his hands." 

"Marichal's work is essential to our 
program," says Kurtzberg. "We don't 
just take care of children, we take care 
of families. He helps our families find 
places to live, money to pay for extra 
expenses, food, and transportation. 
Most importantly, he is a source of emo- 
tional support for them." 

The Pediatric Bone Marrow 
Transplant Unit is separated from the 
rest of Duke Children's Hospital by elec- 
tronic doors. There is a small anteroom 
where anyone entering the unit must 
stop and wash their hands. On one wall 
of the anteroom is a row of children's 
photos, each with the name, age, and 

through incredible hardship and sUess. 
"I do everything from getting a family 
settled into a temporary home, to writ- 
ing grants to help pay for medical and 
living costs, to providing individual, 
group and marriage counseling for par- 
ents who are having problems because 
of stress. I also make referrals to Make- 
A-Wish foundations all over the world 
for children following their treatment, " 
says Gentry. "It's such a pleasure to see 
a child's face light up when they return 
to tell me about their Make-A-Wish 

Through good times and bad, 
Gentry is there. He remembers a call 
he received one Saturday afternoon. 
One of his families had been told that 
nothing more could be done for their 
daughter. "She was dying from compli- 

cations of her treatment, and they did- 
n't want her to suffer any more," says 
Gentry. 'They asked me to be with 
them in the intensive care unit. I had 
one parent on one arm and the other 
on the other arm, as we watched the 
medical team remove support." 

Living in the constant presence of 
death — especially the death of children 
and teenagers — is a job most people 
would never want to attempt. In fact, 
the job at Duke was vacant for several 
months before Gentry arrived. "I knew 
this job would be stressful, but I didn't 
have die sense that it would be some- 
thing I couldn't handle," says Gentry. 
"I've seen how cancer impacts families. 
I knew I could help these families get 
through one of the most difficult times 
anyone ever has to face." 

After graduating from Sewanee, 
Gentry worked as a banker in 
Charlotte for three years. 
When he attended a friend's 
graduation at Sewanee, he was 
asked to come back to help develop a 
minority recruitment program. After a 
great deal of thought, he took the job 
and spent three years at Sewanee, 
putting into place what continues to be 
a very successful minority recruiting 

During the summers at Sewanee he 
worked as director of personal develop- 
ment for the Sewanee Summer 
Scholars Program, which brought at- 
risk high school students to the 
University for an intensive college 
preparatory experience. "Some of 
these kids were facing things that 
seemed so insurmountable, and we 
were giving them hope," says Gentry. 
The experience convinced him to pur- 
sue a graduate degree in social work at 
the University of North Carolina at 
Chapel Hill. 

While at Chapel Hill, Gentry sought 
out social work experiences "in the 
trenches" as he calls it, working two 
days a week in Orange County child 
protective services during his first year. 
"I actually terminated parents' rights to 
their children," he says. "I wanted to 
see what that side of social work prac- 
tice was like, how one handles parents 
who are not able to care for their chil- 
dren." During the second year, he took 


an internship on the McDowell 
Adolescent Inpatient Unit at Duke, 
managing the social work program of 
the 16-bed unit for children with severe 
psychiatric disorders. "It was excellent 
instruction," he remembers. "I saw kids 
come to the unit in utter chaos. Our 
team provided lots of counseling; there 
was lots of bonding, especially with chil- 
dren and their parents, and we made 
kids well again." 

When he got the job with 
Kurtzberg's team, he was given autono- 
my to develop a program tailored to 
children and dieir families. To help 
parents break out of their shells and get 

'It's hard to know 
what to say to your 
child who's fighting 
this disease, when 
someone they know 
...doesn't make it. 
Marichal is always 
positive. He always 
pulls you up-" 

to know each other, he started a Parent 
Support Group, which meets weekly in 
the unit's family lounge. Activities 
range from therapeutic power walks 
across Duke's campus, to the highly 
popular massages from a professional 
massage therapist, to just sitting and 
talking. Recently, the group came 
together to share their feelings and con- 
cerns after a patient on the unit died. 

"Marichal made sure everyone had a 
chance to say what was on their mind," 
remembers Stacey Jackson. She had 
become close friends with Rita, and her 
l&year-old daughter Sarah, who were 
from a small town in West Virginia. "It 
was hard for Rita, coming to this area 
after spending her whole life in a very 
small rural community," says Jackson. 
"She was courageous and she managed 

to keep her head up dirough all of this." 
Jackson and all the other parents 
were concerned about how to break 
the news of Sarah's death to their chil- 
dren. "It's hard to know what to say to 
your child who's fighting this disease, 
when someone they know on the unit 
doesn't make it," says Jackson. 
"Marichal is always positive. He always 
pulls you up." 

"In my support groups, parents just 
don't sit around and cry about their cir- 
cumstances," says Gentry. "I give parents 
a chance to vent their feelings but not 
pout. Sometimes we cry; most of the time 
we laugh," he says. "We also do different 

in his thoughts. Even after they've left, 
he stays in touch, sometimes visiting 
them at home to help family members, 
classmates, and teachers with a child's 
readjustment to the community. 
Occasionally, he is asked to speak at 
funerals and memorial services. Often 
he's just passing through and stops to 
check in. 

Angie Nations, of Whittier, N.G, and 
her family became especially close to 
GenQy when die youngest of her two 
boys, Nick, was treated for a brain tumor 
at Duke. When the tumor was diagnosed, 
"everything in my life changed," remem- 
bers Nations. "For a little more than a 

Gentry helps a patient while discussing her case. 

types of diematic imagery, which is a relax- 
ation technique. In many cases, parents 
become so relaxed that diey fall asleep." 
In addition to working with parents, he 
also serves as a counselor to the staff. 
"Our nurses, doctors, support staff, even 
housekeeping staff ask for ways they can 
cope and continue doing this job," he 

Gentry relieves his own stress with 
music, recreation, and volunteer work. 
He sings and serves as a mentor for a 
young adults choir at his church, 
Orange Grove Baptist. About one 
weekend each month, he serves as a 
manager at the Caring House, a home 
away horn home for adults fighting 
cancer. "I wanted to get experience 
with adults," he says. But Gentry keeps 
his Duke Pediatrics families constantly 

year, we spent all our energy fighting 
something we knew could take Nick's life. 
We went through each treatment so 
apprehensive and so afraid. I paged 
Marichal I don't know how many times. 
Aid he called me back, no matter what." 
When Nick was discharged, Nations 
was surprised to find that she was even 
more frightened of die future than she 
had been of the treatment process. 
"Suddenly, it's over, and you've done 
everything you can do," she says. 'You 
hope diey'll tell you the cancer is gone 
and it's not coming back. But they can't 
tell you that. All you can do is watch 
your child, every litde thing that he 
does, every look on his face. It goes on 
like that. And it's hard. And Marichal's 
been there. He's just someone you can 
get real close to." 

The University of the South 

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D | byRobert Bradford 

uring the summer of 
1997, some strange 
things were happen- 
ing on Top 40 radio. 

Sure, Celine Dion was still on the air. 
Aerosmith was resurrecting its brand of 70s rock 
for a new generation. U2 was flailing away, trying 
to do something, well, new. 

And then there was this little septet from 
Chapel Hill, N.C., called the Squirrel Nut Zippers. 
Replete with trumpets, banjos, contraption kits, 
and string basses, they were playing their own 
brand of infectious, 1920s hot jazz and swing that 
would have made Louis Armstrong and Django 
Reinhardt smile. And they were on radio stations 
across America, outselling U2, Aerosmith, and 
some of the biggest names in popular music. 
Surfers and skateboarders, baby boomers and 
octogenarians were all listening to the Squirrel 
Nut Zippers and buying their records. 

In his new office in the trendy TriBeca district 
of Manhattan, Jay Faires, C'85, was listening, too. 
And he was smiling a big, Louis Armstrong smile. 

The summer of 1997 was big for Jay Faires. At 
34, he had just sold his music label, Mammoth 
Records — which records bands ranging from the 

The University of the South 

Squirrel Nut Zippers to alternative country band 
Jason and the Scorchers to hot new rock bands 
like Fu Manchu — for a reported $25 million to 
the Walt Disney Company. 

Faires 's Mammoth Records has had a meteoric 
rise. He stalled the company in his apartment 
nine years ago. Now he's president of one of the 
hottest independent labels in the country that has 
the financial resources of the largest entertain- 
ment company in die world. 

Soon after the sale, Faires was hanging out 
with Disney CEO Michael Eisner. They were in 
Los Angeles, and Eisner introduced the young 
Faires, dressed in his typical T-shirt and cor- 
duroys, to an old-time Hollywood producer. 

'This is the guy who is going to save our music 
division," Eisner said. 

Sitting in his TriBeca office, Faires says that it 
may not be quite that simple. 'This is the first 
piece of the puzzle. Hopefully, I can help build 
the music division to where they can bring in 
other great executives," he says. 'This is one area 
where Disney has not ever succeeded in. The 
music labels have been a real disaster for the last 
eight years." 

Disney had invested a reported $150 million 
in Hollywood Records, the division's major 
record label prior to the acquisition of 
Mammoth, and Hollywood Records never pro- 




























duced a major rock hit. Disney needed new 
blood in its record division, and Faires and 
Mammoth fit the bill. 

WTien Disney purchased Mammoth, Disney 
Sttidios chairman Joe Roth lauded Faires as one 
of the music industry's best young executives. 
'Jay Faires has quietly built one of the most wide- 
ly admired record companies in the industry," 
Roth said. "His ability to find, groom, and nur- 
ture musical talent is outstanding. Jay has proven 
himself as one of the next generation of leading 
music industry executives." 

Faires seems undaunted by the challenge 
and pressure of being perceived as Disney's sav- 
ior in the music busi- 
ness. "Michael Eisner 
and Joe Roth brought 
me in to do a job. And 
I'm just going to do it. 
I don't really think 
beyond that. It doesn't 
make sense to," he 
says matter of factly. 

"I'm in a whole new 
league now, and I want 
to take Mammoth to a 
new level. I want to see 
us doing $100 million a 
year in sales within five 
years. We'll do about 
$25 to $30 million this 
year. We did $15 million 
last year. On average, 
we've had growth of 
about 108 percent an- 
nually. I'm confident 
that we'U be able to take 
this to $100 million. 

"We tend to record 
bands that are left of 
center. But I think left 
of center these days 
can sell millions and millions of units." 

That has been Faires's philosophy since he 
started Mammoth. Faires has always been the guy 
with the biggest record collection, the guy who 
took music more seriously than his peers. By the 
time he came to Sewanee, he had begun his 
interest in alternative music. He was booking 
bands like REM for campus concerts, spinning 
independent label records on WUTS, and wilt- 
ing record reviews for the Sewanee Purple. 

He graduated from Sewanee and pursued an 
MBA at Duke University. But Faires was not a typ- 
ical MBA student. 

About a year into Duke, he was tired of hang- 
ing out with MBA students and started working at 
a local mom and pop record store. The records 

that he was into were hard to find. And that got 
him thinking about starting a label. 

After he got his MBA from Duke, he began 
the process of starting Mammoth. He brought to 
the task certain traits that have made him suc- 
cessful — the business acumen of an executive 
and the passion of an alternative music devotee. 
"I spent about a year pulling the deal together. 
I had about 70 informational interviews in a year. 
I would just go in and ask 20 questions to anybody 
I could get in front of, people who owned indie 
labels in other genres, heads of publishing com- 
panies, guys who owned radio stations, guys who 
owned individual record stores, guys who owned 

record store chains. I 
learned a lot about the 
business," he says. 

"I had this board of 
advisors — and they 
were some fairly heavy 
hitters — and they told 
me that only one in 
150 indie labels sur- 
vives. But instead of 
getting discouraged, I 
saw that this was a 
challenge. I tried to 
figure out ways to get 
around the prob- 

With seven inves- 
tors, Faires started 
Mammodi in 1988 in 
Carrboro, N.C., a com- 
munity widi an alter- 
native feel that bor- 
ders Chapel Hill. He 
hired a small staff who 
shared his passion for 
music, and they set out 
to sign alternative 
bands that sparked 
somediing in them. 

"I went to the first South by Sou th west, a music 
event in Austin, Texas, and saw this band called 
The Sidewinders. There were a bunch of execu- 
tives from big labels who heard them, and 
nobody got it," Faires says. 

"I went and introduced myself to diem after 
the show because I was blown away. They did a 
show at a record store the next day, and I went 
and hung out with them there. They were getting 
ready to book their own tour — they had just 
made their first album themselves. They stayed at 
my house in Chapel Hill when they were on tour, 
and we helped them get a show in Chapel Hill. 
And it went from there. 

'They were the first band we signed. We made 


The Sidewinders first record on Mammoth for 
about $3,000. And we sold die record to RCA for 
about $100,000 three weeks after we started the 
company. And we were off to the races." 

For the next several years, Faires and his staff 
built Mammoth. They signed bands whom they 
believed in: singer/ songwriters Joe Henry and 
Juliana Hatfield, Australian pop band Frente, 
and Seven Mary Three, an American rock band 
that sold more than a million and a half records 
for Mammoth. Mammoth was a growing, hot 
independent label that was making consistent 
profits. But the ambitious Faires wanted more for 
his company. 

In 1992, he sold 25 percent of Mammoth to 
Atlantic Records, hoping that the major label 
would propel Mammoth to reach an even larger 
market. Atlantic, a Time-Warner company, 
named Faires a vice president. But for Faires, 
who is fiercely independent, the relationship 
with Atlantic was disappointing. 

'They had extremely tight cash flow and cut 
off money for developing artists three quarters in 
a row," he told the Netv York Times. "I think they 
had an agenda to take apart my label." 

So in 1996, Faires offered to buy back 
Atlantic's share of Mammoth. "I just got lucky in 
that I was able to get out. I pleaded poverty when 
I was trying to negotiate my exit, and I got out for 
a really good buyout price, and then I got a great 
deal. I knew what the basic value of the company 
was going to be," he says. 

With full ownership of Mammoth, Faires 
shopped the label to the world's biggest record 
companies. EMI, MCA, Polygram, and Disney all 
courted Faires. There were discussions about the 
deal on private jets and in Manhattan cafes. 
Faires listened closely to the offers, and ultimate- 
ly, he decided on a deal with Disney for a host of 

"We have our autonomy and our identity sep- 
arate from Disney, but we can tap into the bene- 
fits of Disney when it's helpful to us," he says. As 
part of the deal, Faires is still president of 
Mammoth and he has retained his dedicated 
staff in Carrboro. 

"We always had the relationships and we could 
talk the game with other labels. But we didn't 
have the financial resources. So now, if there's an 
intelligent deal out there for $5 million and if 
you can prove that it's going to have winners 
attached to it, we'll do it." 

And Faires is exploring how Mammoth can 
tap into Disney's uaditional strengths — movies 
and television. Mammoth produced the sound- 
track for the Morgan Freeman film, Hurricane 
Streets, and Faires is looking into ultimately pro- 
ducing films. Witli Disney's extensive interests in 

television— it owns ABC, ESPN and ESPN 2, and 
A & E, among other networks — Faires sees 
Uemendous potential for collaboration. 

'"Soon after the deal closed with Disney, I was 
talking with the chairman of ABC and the presi- 
dent of ESPN. I'm laying foundations with those 
divisions that could really be profitable, mutually 
beneficial relationships. If you do a soundtrack 
that's successful, it's going to help promote the 
TV show or the movie. 

"ESPN 2 loves Fu Manchu. They're doing this 
snow boarding series, and it's going to be all Fu 
Manchu in the background. Music is about 
lifestyle marketing." 

The Disney connection has given Faires entre 
to some of the most influential people in the 
entertainment industry. He's working with pro- 
ducer and director David Lynch of Blue Velvet and 
Twin Peaks fame on a music deal. He's talking 
with Disney-owned Miramax Films about sound- 
track possibilities. And he's having conversations 
with major pop and rock bands from other labels 
about coming to Mammoth. 

But the music is still what drives Faires. He 
talks to his Carrboro-based creative team two to 
three times a day about the label. They are close 
to the artists they record. Faires and the staff 
hang out with the Zippers and Joe Henry and 
Frente when they're not working to aggressively 
promote them. 

"If you're going to go all out for someone, 
you have to have a connection to them. A lot of 
times you've got to convince the people on the 
radio that your songs are better than the next 
guy's songs. And you've got to really believe in 
what you're doing and fight for your people," 
he says. 

"I just totally believe in Joe Henry. I think he's 
moving in the most inspiring musical direction of 
his career. We have recorded several of Joe's 
albums, but none has sold well. 

"But I think there are a million people out 
there who will buy a Joe Henry record. He's got 
to come with the best record of his life. And we 
as a team have to be at a peak to make that hap- 
pen. That's what we're shooting for." 

He believes that he can bring the audience 
around to quality music. Sometimes it takes a lit- 
tle time, he says. But he's got the time. 

"We have left of center artists across the spec- 
trum that we think we can take into the main- 
stream. It will take focus and perseverance. 

"I still sign bands that, when I hear them, I get 
goose bumps or tears in my eyes. That's the most 
subjective thing in the world, but that happens 
when you see a show and hear a song that just 
blows you away. That's how I try to sign bands. I 
want to sign bands that I feel passionate about." 



















The University of the South 

"Spring Break lasts seven days. 
Alternative Spring Break lasts a life- 

"God appears to yon not in person, 
but in action." — Mahatma Gandhi. 

Posted above Outreach Director 
Dixon Myer's desk, these maxims 
define the activities offered to 
Sewanee students flowing in and out 
of the Bishop's Common. 

Do something to make a differ- 

Learn something new about your- 
self — and others. 

Go somewhere you've never gone 

Explore a path that may lead to an 
exciting career. 

dren in New Orleans, worked in an 
AIDS health center in New York City, 
rebuilt a burned-out home in Jamaica, 
learned about non-violence efforts in 
DeUoit, and lived in a third world 
community in Honduras. 

'This is the first time Outreach 
went to five sites," said Myers, now in 
his eighth year leading the programs. 
With the addition of associate director 
Carlyle Knox, C'95, Myers has been 
able to concenUate on setting up new 
locations to offer students. 

It's all part of the All Saints' Chapel 
Outreach Program, just completing 
its 10th year, which intentionally links 
outreach to others as an extension of 
religious faith. 

the people with whom I worked. 
When friends speak of visiting 
Jamaican beaches, I remember the 
disparity between our vacation at 
those same beaches and the condi- 
tions we'd just left in Kingston." 

Thirty students participated in that 
first OuUeach Jamaica nip, which was 
followed the next year by OuUeach 
New Orleans. 

"We soon had so many applicants 
we had to turn some away," says Myers, 
who then began to scout out other 
outreach sites. 

A long-term relationship is what 
makes outreach trips work, he sUesses. 
Personal contacts are nurtured and 
communities anticipate Sewanee stu- 

Students need only look to other 
outreach participants such as Abi 
White, C'97, recipient of last year's 
Clarence Day Award for Community 
Service, now on a 27-month stint with 
the Peace Corps in Guinea, West 
Africa. Paige Ford, C'93, is director of 
youth ministries at Christ Church in 
Alexandria, Va. Outreach alum 
Christopher S. Piromalli, C 97, is in 
India on a Watson fellowship studying 
health systems and Ayurveda, a Hindu 
concept of whole body wellness inte- 
grating mind, body, and spirit. Jen 
Kirk, C'98, an education and Spanish 
major from Oakton, Va., will either go 
to teach in Costa Rica or to Honduras 
where several other Sewanee gradu- 
ates now are teaching in Episcopal 

Filled with similar dreams and a 
wish to explore new opportunities, a 
record number of students went on 
the 1998 Outreach trips in March. 

More than 100 undergraduates 
headed to other cultures and cities to 
work rather than to the beaches for 
spring revelry. Accompanied by uni- 
versity faculty, staff, or community 
members, they tutored inner city chil- 

Myers' office is the hub for students 
interested in this purposeful Uavel 
and spiritual growth through service 
at the University of the South. Here 
students drop in and talk about life- 
changing experiences, helping oth- 
ers, and seeing the world through 
those in need. They learn what it 
means to minister. 

"One person can, and should make 
a difference," says Julia Sibley, C'91, 
recipient of the first Day Award. Sibley 
participated in the first Jamaican out- 
reach program offered in 1988, and at 
Sewanee was instrumental in estab- 
lishing the precursor to Housing 
Sewanee, the Habitat for Humanity 
branch on the Mountain. 

"The singular most important 
change in the last 20 years is the visible 
truth of the ancient idea of intercon- 
nectedness," says Sibley, director of 
race relations for the South Carolina 
Christian Action Council. "What I do 
here in Columbia — the choices I 
make — affects what happens in other 
parts of the world. Sewanee's 
OuUeach Program is a wonderful way 
to make that known. I never hear of 
Jamaica without conjuring the faces of 

by Sarah T. Moore 

dents' energy and commitment each 
spring. The partnership transforms 
lives with links of friendships and 
improvements of the environment. 

As in most 
such experi- 
ences, those 
giving their 
time and ser- 
vices receive as 
much or more 
than the recipi- 

Right: Sewanee 
Outreach students, 
participants, and 
local residents worked 
together in Honduras 
to improve the lives of 

Far right: Jamaican 
Children show hope in 
smiles, others express 
the sentiment in 


"I had a decent understanding of 
the problems of inner-city residents 
before I came to New Orleans from 
some of my work at home," says 
Bailey Norman, C'01, of 
Chattanooga. "But, after my work 
here, God has opened up my heart 
not only to just see the problems. 
Now I want to do whatever I can to 
help others in my hometown." 

With host Trinity Church, New 
Orleans, as their home base, 12 stu- 
dents with Sewanee Residential Life 
Director Michelle Thompson, C'91, 
assisted teachers at local public 
schools, served meals and helped 
with chores at a shelter for the indi- 

While many of 
their peers are 
basking on beaches 
during spring 
break, committed 
Sewanee students 
are traveling the 
world to reach out 
to those in need. 

gent. They worked and took part in 
Bible studies in the Desire Housing 
Project, visited social service agen- 
cies, and learned, from members of 
Trinity's outreach ministries, about 
church and civic cooperative ven- 
tures such as Jeremiah Group, St. 
Thomas-Irish Channel Consortium 
and the Tulane-Xavier Campus 
Affiliates Program. 

"We're happy to have these stu- 
dents among us," says the Rev. Hill 
Riddle, rector of Trinity, and a mem- 
ber of Sewanee 's Board of Regents. 
"This is a meaningful experience for 
the students and for us, too." 

Eileen Williams, princi- 
pal of Bauduit, 

also welcomed their participation. 
"We've shared volunteer aides with 
Laurel before, and it has worked so 
well in the past that our teachers are 
eager to see the aides when they 

Elisa Young, C'99, of Southern 
Pines, N.C., assisted first graders in an 
art project. Norman helped students 
with counting exercises in the special 
education primary class, while Scott 
Woodyard, C'01, of Statesboro, 
Ga., worked with sec- 
ond graders. 

"The problems 
of being a child in the inner city 
seemed distant to me when I first 
entered the fourth and fifth grade 
classrooms," says J. P. Culley, C'98, of 
Dallas, who was an aide at Laurel 
school. "Now I have a better under- 
standing. I hope to learn more and 
to return to the inner-city classroom. 

"These children have so much to 
give," Hallam Gugelmann, COT of 
Chapel Hill, N.C., adds. "What I 
found to be the most important 
aspect of helping the children was 
the investment of time, energy and 

Students also helped at the other 
end of the spectrum: where hope 
has grown dim in lives that have 
gone astray, at institutions such as 
the New Orleans Mission. There, 
they served meals, cleaned tables, 
and swept floors for a crowd that 
comes daily for a free meal, fellow- 
ship, and shelter. 

In addition to hands-on experi- 
ences, students learned about out- 
reach ministries from Trinity mem- 
bers. Trinity's outreach coordinator, 
Roger Ward, a participant in 
Sewanee's Education for Ministry 
program through the School of 
Theology, pointed out that cynicism 
and passivity perpetuate the prob- 
lems of the inner city. He spoke of 
the need for collaborative efforts with 
the black and white communities. 
"There is a great challenge to learn 
to build upon our strengths," he said. 


Martha Lynn Coon, COO, from 
Huntsville, Ala., was one of 20 stu- 
dents to go on this year's first trip to 
work at the Gay Men's Health Crisis 
Center. There students met and 
talked with people with AIDS and 
HIV, welcomed and checked in 
clients at the reception desk, promot- 

Bailey Nor?nan,C01, learns first-hand the prob- 
lems of children in Nexu Orleans ' inner city. 

ed a New York AIDS Walk 1998 at 
Queens College, and helped prepare 
meals in the center's kitchen, which 
they then shared, dining with the 250 
people nightly. 

"People couldn't figure out why 
we were there," says Knox. "They said 
'You're not getting credit for this? 
And you're coming from Tennessee, 
from the South and you're not asking 
for anything?' We were bridging the 
gap for ourselves and for them." 

"I didn't know how students would 
react to this trip," says Knox. 'There 
was a wide spectrum of people with 
different orientation. But the stu- 
dents reacted very well. 

"Martha had been to New York 
before and done the shopping and 
tourist trip. She wanted to see anoth- 
er side of it. She was challenged on 
so many different fronts. She went 
into it with an open mind and came 
out of it as a profound experience. It 
may not be something she'll do 
again, but she has such a new insight 
into life." 


For years Sewanee building con- 
tractor Bill Mauzy, C'72, has traveled 
to Jamaica with students, using his 
vacation to help build homes in three 
poverty-stricken towns, including 
Trench Town, birthplace of 
the late reggae musician Bob 
Marley. This year, as in the 
past, Sewanee has worked with 
Trench Town Development 
Association, Roman Catholic 
nun Sister Grace of the Fran- 
ciscan Sisters of Alleghany in 
Jamaica, Rastafarians, and King- 
ston businessmen. 

"You couldn't get a more 
eclectic group," Myers says. 

Many students are attracted 
to the Jamaican trip because of 
the Bob Marley message. "His 
music is liberation theology," 
says Myers. This year 31 stu- 
dents, working in the ghetto of 
Trench Town, saw "the desper- 
ate place that is" and are help- 
ing build a Bob Marley village 
that locals hope will bring 

tourist dollars to that depressed area. 
Tourists now flock to the Bob Marley 
museum in Kingston. 


Eight students went with Texas 
seminarian Jay George, T'00, to 

"This was a first exploratory year 
for Detroit, working with Save Our 
Sons And Daughters (SOSAD)," said 
Myers, explaining SOSAD is a group 
founded by Detroit mothers to teach 
non-violence. "Two students came 
back and said they wanted to help 
lead that next year." 


Twenty-five students joined All 
Saints' lay chaplain Randy Morris 
and St. Andrew's-Sewanee school 
teacher Doug Cameron in the isolat- 
ed village of Lainnes, Honduras, out- 
side of Tegucigalpa. 

Home to 80 families, Lainnes has 
no electricity, but now has a multi- 
purpose adobe brick meeting hall for 
the community behind the Episcopal 
Church, thanks to the labor of the 
Sewanee crew. 

"It was First World North Americans 
being with Third World Central 
Americans. Building the building was 
not the biggest thing. The most impor- 
tant was interaction with 

and building 
projects were 
by Sewanee 
students in 

the people," says Morris. 

New Orleans participant Jennifer 
Donahue, COO, of Vestavia Hill, Ala., 
summed np alternative Spring Break: 
"Before we began working in the 

schools, a guy at the homeless shelter 
told me that yon have to plant yonr 
tree right here. Working in the 
schools planted a deeper reality in 
me. It showed me a lot about our 

responsibilities to help others." 

Ann Ball, editor of Chxxrchwotks in the 

Diocese of Louisiana, contributed to this 

A Ride for Hope 

Sewanee Outreach bikers: Front row from left: Blake Haney, Travis Creighton, and Michael 
Hamner; Back row from left: Stephen Garrett, Alison Clyde, Skip Bevins 

Skip Bivins, responded to his out- 
reach experience in an unusual way: 
he sponsored a bike trip. 

Bivens, C'99, a participant in 
Outreach New Orleans for the past 
two years, is bicycling this summer 
with five classmates across counUy 
from Seattle to Boston to raise 
money for Desire Street Ministries, 
an inner city outreach program 
which serves a community that has 
been called one of the "biggest pools 
of despair in the United States." 

Desire, built in New Orleans in 
the 1950s as one of the largest hous- 

ing projects in the Southeast — for 
10,000 people — is now home to 
about 6,500, mostly single mothers 
and children. Eighty percent of the 
population is below 18 years of age. 
They live in the midst of condemned 
buildings, says Bivens. 

'The New Orelans trip was one of 
the most amazing, impressive things 
I've seen because of Mo Leverett," 
says Bivens. Leverett and his wife, 
Ellen, run Desire Sueet Ministries. 
They are one of the only white fami- 
lies in die neighborhood. Leverett 
coaches football at nearby Carver 

High, with a 100 percent black stu- 
dent body. It's one of the Crescent 
City's most troubled high schools. 

"As a football coach he is helping 
students get into college and even 
some athletes get NCAA scholar- 
ships. And now they are starting to 
graduate from college and come 
back," says Bivens. And Leverett is 
bringing national attention to the 
projects through music, sports per- 
sonalities, and ministry programs. 

Bivens and his friends, Stephen 
Garrett, COO, Travis Creighton, C'98, 
Michael Hamner, COO, Alison Clyde, 
C'99, and Blake Haney, C'98, are tak- 
ing the Desire message to towns, cities 
and villages across die country. With 
bikes and gear loaded on two vehicles, 
the support and encouragment from 
Woody's Bicycles of Winchester, 
Term., owned by Woody Deutsch, 
C'72, and Outreach Director Dixon 
Myers, the group left Sewanee May 
18, bound for Aberdeen, Wash, where 
diey would embark on die trip. They 
are scheduled to finish Aug. 2, in 
Plymouth, Mass., and diey plan to 
return to Sewanee Aug. 6. Sand- 
wiched between a lead and trail car 
on die nation's highways, the six rid- 
ers will make pre-arranged stops at 
churches, towns, and homes of alum- 
ni and friends over die summer. 

Bivens has been asked to speak at 
some of the churches and the group 
will hand out videos, pamphlets and 
compact disks of Mo Leverett's 
music about Desire. Before depart- 
ing they raised $1,600 to help defray 
their expenses and as donations to 

"We really want to learn about this 
country and benefit Desire too," says 
Bivens. "You can only do something 
like this once. It's a life-changing 
experience to know we can pedal 
our way across the continent. If 
you're able to go between two 
oceans, you're ready to tackle any- 
thing now." 

The University of the South 

Men's Basketball Earns 
Second Straight NCAA 
Tournament Berth 

Ryan Harrigan, C'98, finished his 
career with 1,675 points — 
second among Sewanee's 
all-time leaders. He was named 
Sewanee's 20th NCAA Postgraduate 


men's bas- 
ketball team 
wrapped up 
another out- 
standing sea- 
son under sixth- 
year head coach Joe 
Thoni, C'79. The 
Tigers enjoyed a 
20-6 overall 

record, an 11-3 
mark (2nd place) 
in the Southern 
Collegiate Athletic 
Conference (SCAC), 
and a second trip in 
as many years to the 
NCAA Tournament. In 
a tough battle, Sewanee 
lost 60-54 in the first round 
to Mississippi College in 
Clinton, Miss. 

Four of Sewanee's five reg- 
ular-season losses came at the 
hands of '98 NCAA 
Tournament participants — 
Franklin College, Hamp- 
den-Sydney College and 
Trinity University (twice). 
The major highlight of the 
season came December 6 when 
Sewanee knocked off Division I 
Belmont University 74-69 in 
Nashville. The Tigers led most 
of the game. 

Sewanee was led by Ail- 
American Ryan Harrigan, C'98, 
who not only earned SCAC 
Player-of-the-Year honors for the 
second consecutive year, but also 
was named the University's 20th 
NCAA Postgraduate Scholar (see 
story on Page 7). Harrigan led 
the team averaging 21.7 points and 
8.6 rebounds per game. 

His teammates, Turner Emery, 
C'98, and Peter Jones, C'99, also 
made the All-SCAC Team with Emery a First Team 
selection, and Jones an Honorable Mention. 

Emery, C'98, wrapped up the regular season as the 


1 lth-leading scorer in the SCAC with 13.7 points per 
game. He finished in the top 10 in the league in 
assists (2.8 apg - 9th), steals (1.5 spg - 7th), and three- 
pointers made per game (2.2 - 4th). Emery was also 
a 1997-98 Pre-season All-American by The Division III 
News. He finished his career with 1,450 points, rank- 
ing fifth among all-time Tiger leaders. 

Jones finished the regular season as the SCAC's 
leading assist-man, with 4.8 per game. He averaged 
11.1 points per game, 1.9 steals (3rd in the SCAC), 
42.1 percent from three-point range (4th), and 1.0 
three-pointers made per game (8th). He also shot 
72.9 percent from the free throw line, ninth in the 

Since arriving at Sewanee in 1992 as head coach, 
Joe Thoni has enjoyed both a winning and improved 
record each of his years. The Tigers went 13-12 in 
'93, 14-11 in '94, 15-10 in '95, 18-7 in '96, and 19-7 last 

Sewanee Swimmers And Divers Wrap Up 
One Of The Finest Seasons To Date 

At the 1998 Men's and Women's NCA\ Division III 
Swimming and Diving Championships, held dur- 
ing two separate March weekends in St. Louis, 
Mo., Charles Seymour, COO, placed 17th in the 50- 
yard freestyle, and 23rd in the 100-yard freestyle. 
Participating in the national meet for the first time, 
his time in the 50 freestyle was :21.25. In the 100, he 
swam a :47.49, setting a school record. In both races, 
he improved his placing from where he was seeded in 
the meet. 

Anna Mayfield, C'01, placed 17th overall in the 100- 
yard backstroke at the 

Brett Moldenhauer, 

C'99, was part of the 
400 freestyle relay team 
that made Division III 
national cuts (3:09.00) 


women's championship. Her time was 1:00.64. Her 
seed time of :59.85, a school record set during the 
SCAC Invitational, was the eighth-fastest time in 
Division III this season. The top 16 competitors in 
each event received All-American honors. 

"It was a positive experience, for them," said 
fourth-year head coach Max Obermiller. "Without a 
doubt, we'll be back in this meet next year as an expe- 
rienced contender." 

In '98, the Sewanee teams enjoyed some of their 
most successful swimming under Obermiller. The 
squads combined to set a total of 26 school records . 
Twenty-five (17 men's, eight women's) were set at the 
SCAC Invitational Championship. Sewanee captured 
the men's meet, defeating seven other schools. The 
women finished only four points behind Trinity 
University, which won for the second straight year. 

The men finished 8-1 in dual meets this year (with 
the only loss to Division I Georgia Tech), and defeat- 
ed Emory University for the first time. The women 
were an impressive 5-3 this winter in dual meets. 

Obermiller, whose dual-meet record at Sewanee is 
58-23, and whose teams have broken all but one var- 
sity record during his tenure, was pleased with the 
outcomes. "I'll never have a better season," he said. 

Women's Basketball Goes 11-14 

Stocked with youth under second-year head coach 
Richard Barron, the women's basketball team fin- 
ished 11-14 and 4-10 in the SCAC for a seventh- 
place finish. The Tigers posted key wins over 
Maryville College 79-71 in overtime, and over 
Tennessee Wesleyan 64-59, when Sewanee erased a 
19-point deficit. The women closed out the season 
with strong wins over SCAC-foes Millsaps and 

Without a senior on 
the squad, the Tigers 
were led by Suzanne 
Smith, C'01, Jennifer 
Bulkeley, COO, and 
Denise Gallagher, C'01. DATE 

Sept. 5 

Sept. 12 

Sept. 19 

Oct. 3 

Oct. 10 

Oct. 17 

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Smith and Bnlkelev made the All 
SCAC team. Smith, a guard, 
earned a spot on the Second 
Team; Bulkeley, a forward, made 
Honorable Mention. 

Smith, Sewanee's top 
down the Mou 
in Cowan, 11 
the season as the 
SCAC's second- 
leading scorer, 
averaging 17.3 
points per 
game. Most 
of her acco- 
lades, however 
came thanks to he 
deadly three-point 
shooting. Out of her 
123 field goals made 
this year, 79 of them 
were from behind the 
arc, shattering the old 
Sewanee record of 39 set by 
Lynda Motes, C'92, in 1992. 
Her three-point percentage 
(41.1%) led the SCAC, and her 
three-pointers made per game 
nation all season. 

Bulkeley, of Galesburg, 111., was the Tigers' sec- 
ond leading scorer this year with 1 1.3 points per game. 
She led the squad in rebounds (7.1 rpg - 6th SCAC) and 
field goal percentage (53.3% - 4th) . 

Gallagher, of Hendersonville, Tenn., averaged 11 
points and nearly five rebounds per game. She led the 
team with 1 1 blocked shots. 

-Larry Dagenhart 




at DePAUW 


at Washington & Lee 



Nov. 7 

All times local • SCAC game in CAPS • 1 Parents' Weekend 
2 Homecoming 


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Suzanne Smith, C'01, led 
the nation with 3.8 three- 
pointers per game. 


T H E O L O G I A 

Certain visual 


Grace in Black and White 

Recently, the University of the South Press published a 
new book of photographs, Sewanee: Grace Revealed by 
Katharine Gamble Scrantom. A number of people have sug- 
gested that we reprint Dean Lytle's evocative introduction to 
that book here. A photo essay from the book is scheduled to 
appear in the next Sewanee magazine. 


ewanee is a place: a physical place in the South, a 
small village on what we, in this part of the coun- 
try, can call a mountain. It is a beautiful place, 
even in the bleak mid-winter of ice and snow. In the 
dogwood springs and verdant summers, it becomes 
almost Eden-like, marred only — like its prototype — 
by snakes and sinful humans. Even the melancholic 
colors of fall and the 
ghostly embrace of fre- 
quent fog enhance the 
visual wonders of the 

Most days and nights 
(allowing for a few party 
weekends) convey a 
serene surface. People 
with active professions in 
the big cities of the 
South come here on 
weekends and in the 
summers to relax and 
restore their lives. But 
they also come for the 
intellectual, spiritual and 
personal stimulation of 
this place. Sewanee is 
not an isolated, sleepy 

It is a sophisticated community, only five miles off 
a very busy interstate highway. It is full of tradition, 
but also fully aware of the changes and problems of 
the modern world. And that is how life should be: 
life, not caricature. 

Sewanee is also a spiritual place, an intentional 
community of learning and worship. It is a place- 
where, for more than a century, people have come or 
been sent, to develop their minds and their souls. A 
place where those set on a common and noble pur- 
pose have walked through doors of enchantment and 
edification, and have begun life-long friendships. A 
place from which people have gone forth to love and 
serve the Lord, to make a difference in a great variety 
of vocations, to better the common good. 

Sewanee is, thirdly, a place in the imagination. 

i • • - • • • 

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race Revealed 









Both for those of us who live here and those who 
come and leave, certain visual images stay in our 
minds. When we think of "Sewanee," we see the 
memorial cross or All Saints' Chapel, a favorite path- 
way or bluff view, a sleeping dog or children on a class 
outing from the elementary school. Sights and 
sounds, faces and voices make our memories. 

Sewanee 's special beauty and ethos have attracted 
many excellent photographers, and their visions have 
filled picture books, official publications, the 
Mountain Messenger, and many private albums. 
Recently for three years, Sewanee was graced by the 
presence of Katharine Gamble Scrantom. While her 
husband Billy studied for ordination, she contributed 
her personal faith and extraordinary eye to our ongo- 
ing task of understanding who we are. One of the 

finest portrait photogra- 
phers I have ever known, 
she also took a series of 
descriptive and narrative 
shots that seem to me to 
capture the spirit of 
Sewanee in a very special 
way. These images are 
her reading of the 
Sewanee she experi- 

A person of deep reli- 
gious faith, Kathy often 
thought of passages of 
Scripture or hymns or 
meditations when she 
saw a picture. She would 
ask others what they 
"heard" when they 
observed her pho- 
tographs. This book 
contains a selection of those "images with words." I 
welcome this attempt to express "Sewanee" both as a 
physical place and as images of the heart and soul. I 
hope that it will evoke your own memories or antici- 
pation of life on the Mountain and will be a source of 
inspiration for your reflection on your time in this 

-The Very Rev'd Dr. Guy Fitch Lytle, III 

Dean, The School of Theology 

University of the South 

To order Sewanee: Grace Revealed (softcover, $14.95) 
from the University of the South Press, call 1-800-289-4919. 

Sewanee/Summer 1998 



Dr. Angus Graham 
8012 First Avenue, W. 
Bradenton, FL 34209 

Dr. Huston Babcock contin- 
ues to practice neurosurgery 
in St. Petersburg, Fla. Ed 
Ball sold his home of 33 
years in Charleston, S.C, 
and plans to build on a large 
lake in Mt. Pleasant. The Rt. 
Rev. Allen Bartlett Jr. retired 
as bishop of Pennsylvania in 
May 1998. He and his wife, 
Jerrie, will remain in their 
present home in 
Philadelphia. The Rt. Rev. 
Mellick Belshaw is acting 
dean and president, and 
chair of the board of trus- 
tees at General Theological 
Seminary in New York. 
Dorsey Boult and his wife, 
Pam, live in San Marcos, 
Calif. They travel extensively 
with trips recently to Arizona, 
Mexico, Colorado, Idaho, 
Italy, and the Galapagos. 
The Rt. Rev. Ed Browning 
retired Jan. 1, 1998, after 12 
years as presiding bishop. 
He and his wife, Patti, plan 
to live in Hood River, Ore. 
Chuck Cheatham and Jim 
Pratt met in May in Brevard, 
N.C., to golf with Walter 
Bryant (C'49) and Wells 
Hanley (C'49). Willie Cocke 
retired as English professor 
at Sewanee and was roasted 
at a retirement party last 
May by classmates George 
Elliott, Dr. Bayard Tynes, 
Thad Holt, and Ed "Doc" 
Marshall. Bob Connelly, 
Jamestown, R.I., took a river 
cruise from Moscow to St. 
Petersburg, Russia, in 
September. He is a retired 
nuclear submarine skipper. 
Walter Cox in Monroe, Ga., 
reports that highlights of die 
past year include renovation 
of an old house and garden, 
the SMA Class of 1947 
reunion, and the CIA 50th 
anniversary celebrations. 
George Elliott is chief execu- 
tive officer of Strickland 
Paper in Birmingham, Ala. 
The Rev. Tom Engram is 
retired in Berwyn Heights, 
Md. The Rev. Jim Fenhagen 
and his wife, Eulalie, enjoy 
an active retirement in 
Georgetown, S.C. They 

The University of the South 

recently attended a family 
wedding in Mexico and trav- 
eled to Turkey. Bob Finley is 
in Baton Rouge, La., where 
he enjoys watching his three 
grandchildren. Earl Guitar 
and his wile, Maggie, spend 
their time between 
Wimbledon and Texas. Dr. 
Wallace "Sonny" Hall still 
practices medicine in 
Nashville, Tenn., and helps 
run The First Clinic, a large 
medical group. Lacy 
Harwell is retired from his 
Presbyterian ministry and 
has taken up seed farming 
on his family plantation in 
Florence, S.C. Maurice 
HeartField and his wife, 
Betty, live in Bethesda, Md. 
Their travels have included 
Maine, Scotland, Ireland, 
and Virginia, where they saw 
Jim Monroe who lives in 
Salem, S.C. Also, recendy 
they enjoyed a four day 
reunion with Allan King and 
his wife, Gloria, at their Deer 
Valley Ranch in Medina, 
Texas. Tom Lamb and his 
wife, Jane, and Charles Hall 
and his wife, Betty, were 
there also. The Kings' trav- 
els include Hawaii, New 
Zealand, and Greece, and 
the Halls have traveled to 
the Baltic. Dave McQuiddy 
is semi-retired from his 
printing business, McQuiddy 
Printing of Nashville, that 
recently celebrated 100 years 
of business. Recent travels 
include a cruise to 
Singapore, Saigon, Danang, 
Canton, Bangkok, and Hong 
Kong. The Rev. Loren 
Mead is retired from Alban 
Institute, but continues 
teaching, consulting, and 
writing in Washington, D.C. 
He has another book com- 
ing out soon. The Rev. 
Merrill Miller retired as rec- 
tor of St. Philip's in Brevard, 
N.C. Bill Nichols is retired in 
Fort Valley, Ga., and helps 
with grandchildren. Roy 
Smitherman keeps the inter- 
states warm between his 
home in Oak Ridge, Tenn., 
and St. Louis, Detroit, and 
Winston-Salem, where his 
children and grandchildren 
live. Cy Smythe manages a 
consulting company in 
Excelsior, Minn., and sails off 
the Maine coast, skis in 

Colorado, and jumps horses 
with his wile and daughter. 
The Rt. Rev. Bill Stough 
retired as bishop of Alabama 
and just completed raising $3 
million for the diocesan 
camp. He is interim dean of 
St. Mary's Cathedral in Mem- 
phis, Tenn. Dr. Bayard Tynes 
is retired but continues to 
teach at the University of 
Alabama in Birmingham. 
He is planning trips to 
Panama, South America, and 
Greece. Frank Watkins orga- 
nized the successful 50th 
anniversary of Coach Bill 
White's 1947 football team in 
Sewanee. Attendees includ- 
ed Tom Lamb, Tom 
McKeithen, Jim Pratt, Paid 
Uhrig, and Duff Green. 
Arthur "Sandy" West is 
retired in Jamesville, N.Y He 
is in his sixth year as Syracuse 
Symphony business manager, 
and eighth year at the 
InterReligious Council of 
Central New York. Russell 
"Mike" Wheeler hosts a one 
hour Wall Street Journal 
radio program in Columbia, 
Conn., and enjoys singing 
with the local symphony 
chorale, church choir, and 
barbershop chorus. He has 
contributed 253 pints to the 
Red Cross over the years. 


Mr. R. Andrew Duncan 

HCR 64, Box 147 
Brooklin, ME 04616 

Bert Hatch lives at Edisto 

Island, S.C, and writes for 
The Islander, a local publica- 
tion. Dr. William Brown 
Patterson, professor of his- 
tory at Sewanee, recently 
published a book titled King 
James VI and I and the 
Reunion of Christendom. It is 
published by Cambridge 
and is one of the volumes in 
their Studies in Early Modem 
British History. 

Mr. Robert Webb 
P. O. Box 61 OS 
Louisville, AT 40206 

John Boult retired in 
January from the law firm 
of Carlton, Fields, Ward, 
Emmanuel, Smith and 
Cutler, P.A., where he was a 
senior shareholder in the 
firm's Tampa, Florida, 
office. He will remain 
active as a mediator with the 
Mediation Group at Ban, 
Murman, Tonelli, Herzfeld 
and Rubin in Tampa. I le 
and his wife, Jimmy Lou, 
plan to remain in Tampa. 

Dr. Charles M. Upchurch 
4008 Nunn Road, SE 
Huntsvillf, AL 35802 

Paid Gerding recently ac- 
cepted a position as associ- 
ate director for information 
technology at Williams Col- 
lege in Williamstown, Mass. 

Sewanee Legacy: Two 
father-and-son duos 
received degrees at the 
130th Commencement of 
the University of the South 
on May 17, 1998. The 
fathers received honorary 
doctor of divinity degrees 
and the sons, who both 
majored in English, 
received bachelor of arts 
degrees. Left to right: The 
Rt. Rev. Henry Nutt 
Parsley Jr., CIO, bishop 
coadjutor of Alabama and 
his son Henry Nutt Parsley 
III, C'98; and Richard 
Thomas Goldsmith, C'98, 
with his father, the Rev. 
Maurice "Rusty" Leon 
Goldsmith, T'81, of 
Birmingham, Ala., who 
was the preacher at the 
1998 baccalaureate service, 
May 16. 



The Better Parts of a Life: 

Former Dean Red 

Lancaster, C'34, 

enjoyed a recent fishing 

outing with R. Lee Glenn 

III, C'57, and Milton 

Sehaefer, C'68. 




OCTOBER 16, 17, 18 


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The University of the South 


735 University Avenue • Sewanee, Tennessee 37383-1000 
1-888-868-6884 or E-mail 

Mr. Howard Harrison 
P. 0. Box 30193 
Philadelphia, PA 19103 

The Rev. Douglas P. Evett, 

rector of St. Clare of Assisi 
Episcopal Church, is the first 
recipient of the Genesis of 
Ann Arbor Humanitarian 
Award, established by die 
Genesis of Ann Arbor board 
in celebration of Evett's 25 
years of service to St. Clare 
Church and Genesis. Gene- 
sis represents the relation- 
ship between St. Clare 
Church and Temple Beth 
Emeth, a Reform Jewish 
Temple. Each congregation 
worships in accordance with 
its faith's beliefs, but the two 
joindy own the church-syna- 
gogue in which they worship. 


Mr. Robert Rust 
4461 Kohler Drive 
Allentown. PA 18103-6029 

Robert Louis Thomas and 

his wife, the Rev. Sherry 
Hardwick Thomas, live in 
Virginia where he is retired 
from the National Center 
for Missing and Exploited 



Mr. William Landis Turner 
107 Leslie Lane 
Hohenxvald, TN 38462-1100 

Landis Turner is a partner 
in the law firm of Keaton, 
Turner & Spitzer in 
Hohenwald, Tenn. 


Mr.fohn Day Peahe 
Regions Bank 
P. O. Drawer 2527 
Mobile. AL 36622 

Heyward H. Coleman is 

president of Environmental 
Physics Inc. in Charleston, 
S.C. The company, found- 
ed in 1992, analyzes materi- 
al from private industry and 
federal weapons complexes 
for low-level radioactive 

Mr. Thomas Rue 
P. O. Box 1988 
Mobile, AL 36602 

Robert Muldoon Jr. is vice 
president for institutional 
advancement at Piedmont 
College in Demorest, Ga. 


Ltc. Dan Callahan III is 

commander for the 105th 
airlift squadron at the 
Tennessee Air National 
Guard in Nashville. His 
squadron flies C-130H trans- 
port aircraft. 


Don and Mimi Gibbs (C'92) 
DuPree welcomed a daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth D'Ette 
DuPree, on Jan. 16, 1998. 
Sarah Elizabeth Jones 
became the American Bar 
Association criminal law liai- 
son in Bucharest, Romania, 
in January. She is part of 
the ABA Central and East 
European Law Initiative and 
will be working with the 
Romanian government on 
legislation and training 
issues. The assignment will 
last approximately six 
months. Sharon Smith 
Miller is a special education 
teacher and department 
chair at Warren Central 
High in Vicksburg, Miss. 
She recendy was selected as 
one of the five women of 
distinction by the River City 
Business and Professional 
Women for 1997. 

Mr: Martin Tilson 

Kilpatrirk & Cody 

Suite 2800, 1100 Peachtree 


Atlanta, GA 30309 

James H. Hewitt recendy 
was promoted to vice presi- 
dent of KPS Group Inc. in 
Birmingham, Ala., a compa- 
ny that provides design, 
management, and informa- 


tion services throughout the 


Mr. Robert Coleman 
The Liberty Corporation 
P. 0. Box 789 
Greenville, SC 29615 

Roberta Kennon Carruth 

and her husband, Paul 
Daniel Taylor, announce 
the birth of Grace Kennon 
Carruth-Taylor on Jan. 21, 


Mr. Richard Dew 

4325 East Ball Camp Pike 
Knoxville, TN 37921 

David Held is principal of 
Bishop England High 
School in Charleston, S.C. 

9 78 

Mr. R. Phillip Carpenter 
1465 Northlake Drive 
Jackson, MS 39211-2138 

Barry Ray is completing his 

second year as upper school 
principal of Memphis 
University School, an all- 
boys college preparatory 
school. He oversees 
approximately 570 ninth 
through 12th graders, 
teaches American history, 
and coaches varsity football. 
Cameron Welton recently 
was promoted to president 
of the Mississippi Division of 
Methodist Healthcare in 
Jackson where he and his 
wife, Becky Jordan Welton, 
live with their two children, 
Brian and Meggie. 


Ms. Rebecca Sims 

Box 9699. Highway 158W 

Ambrose. GA 31512 

Kirsten Pilcher Russ and 

her husband, Rob, celebrat- 
ed the arrival of their third 
son. Nelson Henry Russ, on 
Oct. 22, 1997. Thomas 
Scarritt Jr. and a colleague 
launched their own law firm 
specializing in commercial 
and personal injury trial 

work in Tampa, Fla. He 
and his wife, Linda 
Mat-Donald Scarritt, have 
three children. Bayard 
Tynes Jr. was promoted to 
president of Strickland 
Paper Company Inc. in 
Birmingham, Ala., on Jan. 
1,1998. His responsibilities 
include sales, promotions, 
marketing, and purchasing 
for the 70-year-old indepen- 
dently owned company. 

Mr. Hugh Stephenson 
P. O. Box 7278 
Atlanta. GA 30357 

Tandy Lewis Jr. is vice presi- 
dent for Deposit Guaranty 
Investments in Shreveport, 
I ,a. Bob Philp Jr. recently 
moved his law practice to 
LaJolla Shores in 
California. Hugh and Amy 
Rhodes (C84) Stephenson 
welcomed a son, Thomas 
Burton Rhodes Stephenson, 
on Dec. 30, 1997. 

Mr. Brent Minor 
291 Sycamore Street 
Alexandria. VA 22305 

Major N.F.J. Allen III 

recently was admitted to the 
Bar of the U.S. Supreme 
Court. Norman teaches 
criminal law at the U.S. 
Army JAG School in 
Charlottesville, Va., where 
he and his wife, Donna Sue, 
live. Everett DeLuca Jr. and 
his wife, Kim, welcomed 
their second child, Maris 
Teel DeLuca, on Nov. 25, 
1997. They also have a son. 
Everett is a project engineer 
with Metsys Engineering in 
Allentown, Pa. George 
Elliott Jr. was promoted to 
chairman of the board of 
Strickland Paper Company 
Inc. in Birmingham, Ala., 
on Jan. 1, 1998. His respon- 
sibilities include operations, 
administration, and man- 
agement of divisions for the 
70-year-old independently 
owned company. Jim and 
Libby Trimpe (C'85) Lewis 
welcomed a son, William 
Temple Lewis, on Oct. 31, 

1997. He is joined by his 
three year old sister, Mary 
Elizabeth. Trey Maxwell 
tours North America as 
head sound engineer for 
Rivet dance, after 17 months 
as head sound engineer for 
Les Miserables. Bill Wilson 
recently was promoted to 
partner in the Austin, Texas, 
law lit in ol Hughes & Luce. 

M.s. Catherine Meriwether 
4321 Devereaux Road 
Colombia, SC 29205 

Wyatt Aiken ret entlv was 
included in the "Top 40 
under 40" in Memphis, 
Tenn. He is senior vice 
president of Commercial 
Tennessee Inc., a commer- 
cial real estate broker. 


Mr. Stewart Low 
1144-8 Bibbs Road 
Voorhees, Nf 08043 

Harriet Dnpree Bradley is 
president of Dupree 
Catering Inc. in Lexington, 
Ky. Her business recendy 
was voted Best Caterer in 
Lexington by Arts, Culture 
and Entertainment magazine. 
Susan Maitland Bryant is a 
manufacturer's representa- 
tive for Bobrick Washroom 
Equipment, Dryer, and 
Decoguard in Middle 
Tennessee. Nikki Pendleton 
Wood and her husband had 
a daughter, Eloise Wood, on 
Jan. 31, 1998. 

Ms. Anne Freeh Bleynat 
109 Westwood Road 
Asheville, NC 28804-2242 

Anne Freels Bleynat and her 

husband, Ed, had their 
third child, Luke Holder 
Bleynat, on Oct. 19, 1997. 
Scott Clark is senior statisti- 
cian for Eli Lilly & Co. in 
McCordsville, Ind. He and 
his wife, Jackie, have a son, 
Wilson Landrum Clark. 
Russell Lockey and his wife, 
Laura, had a son, Alexander 
Russell Lockey, on Jan. 29, 

1998. They live in Jackson, 
Miss. Arthur Speck and his 
wife, Elizabeth, had a son, 
Arthur Leo Speck III, on 
Aug. 30, 1997. Mike and 
Sue Eddleman Waldrum 
had their fourth child, 
Sarah Nance Waldt urn, <>n 
April 0, 199S. Rob 
Wilbanks is vice president 
and controller ol Pioneer 
Bancshares, a multi-bank 
holding company in 
Chattanooga, Tenn. He is 
in charge of the accounting 
department and handles 
internal financial reporting 
as well as external reporting 
to the Securities and 
Exchange Commission. 

Ms. Laurie J. Rogers 

7721 Hollins Road 

Rich m and. VA 23229-6641 

Myles Elledge is a marketing 
director for the Research 
Triangle Institute in Chapel 
Hill, N.C. Randy Moffett 
and his wife, Anne, live in 
Atlanta, Ga., and work for 
CARE. They have a daugh- 
ter, Kate Hampton Moffett. 

Ms. Read Van de Water 
4701 29th Place, N.W 
Washington, DC 20008 

Wes Clayton and his wife, 
Frances, live in Huntsville, 
Ala., with their two daugh- 
ters, Hannah Page and 
Sanders. Robert Glenn is 
president of Indian Trail 
Animal Hospital in 
Matthews, N.C. He and his 
wife, Dr. Karen Rose Glenn, 
have two daughters. Scott 
Jackson recendy formed the 
law firm of Howell & 
Jackson, PLLC, in Nashville, 
Tenn., where he lives widi 
his wife, Bedi, and their two 
sons, Rand and Mont- 
gomery. Robert Hodges 
Johnson Jr. has recently 
moved to Charlotte, N.C. 
He married Pamela 
Batchelder on Aug. 23, 1997. 
Colin and Christina Clark 
(C'89) Roberts live in 
Tampa, Fla. They have a 

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Hoke Poe married Amanda 
Walker Horner on March 
14, 1998, in Memphis, Tenn. 

Mr. Fox Johnston 

325 Park Road 

Lookout Mountain, 77V 37350 

Weston Adams HI and his 

wife, Lisa, welcomed their 
first child, Isabel! Hope 
Adams, on Oct. 3, 1997. 
Henry Dwight Williams Burt 
II and Meta Elizabeth van 
der Veer (C'91 ) were mar- 
ried Nov. 1, 1997, in 
Richmond, Va. They honey- 
mooned in Italy. He is assis- 
tant to the bishop of 
Virginia, and she is a project 
manager in advertising at 
Circuit City Stores Inc. Sean 
Davis currently appears in a 
national Mitsubishi commer- 
cial titled 'The Wedding." 
He lives in Los Angeles, 
Calif, where he is a part- 
time courier for Federal 
Express and pursues acting. 
Amy Louttit Johnson is tech- 
nical service librarian at 
North Florida Community 
College in Madison. William 


Huntington Shipps, on Dec. 
31, 1997. Bill and Joanne 
Thorson Yoder live in 
Tullahoma, Tenn., where 
she is an attorney. 

Ms. Lesley Grant 

459 N. Gardner Street 

Los Angeles, CA 90036-5 7 OS 

Catherine Small Brim and 

her husband, David, had a 
son, Boyd Francis Brim, on 
Dec. 4, 1997. They live in 
Decatur, Ga., where 
Catherine is a project man- 
ager for Customer 
Marketing Group. Sarah 
Halbkat Eppes and her hus- 
band, John, had their fourth 
child, Mary Liesl Baldwin 
Eppes, on Aug. 8, 1997. 
They live in Franklin, Tenn. 
John Fite married Kristen 
Rachaele fohnson on Aug. 2, 
1997. They live in Decatur, 
Ga., where he is in sales with 
Mindspring. Scott and 
Jennine Moritz Sherrill of 
Richmond, Va., had a son, 
William Stewart Sherrill, on 
Feb. 7, 1998. David Shipps 
and his wife, Sydney, wel- 
comed a daughter, Abigail 

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Ms. Joy Yeager 
5800 Woodway, #405 
Houston. TX 77057-1511 

Mr. John Patten Guerry 
175 Kenley Court 
Marietta, GA 30068 

Mimi Dayvault Alexander 

renovates houses and works 
in commercial and residen- 
tial real estate. She and her 
husband, Kenneth (C'88), 
have two sons, Matthew and 
Madison. Mahan Archer is 
production manager at S.R 
Richards Company's Atlanta 
headquarters. S.R Richards 
is the nation's second largest 
office products wholesaler. 
Bob Buchanan practices law 
with an Orlando, Fla., law 
firm, Grower & Ketchum. 
He practices in medical mal- 
practice defense, aviation 
law, and general liability. 
Ron Cherry works for 
Harvard University and is 
project manager for a rain 
forest project in Indonesia. 
Kelly Gardner is online pro- 
ducer with Cox Interactive 
Media in Knoxville, Tenn. 
Gwen Colwell Jonas com- 
pleted her residency and is 
in private practice in 
Phoenix, Ariz., with four 
other physicians. Elizabeth 
Mebus married Durant 
Greenwood on Jan. 31, 1998, 
in Dallas, Texas. Elizabeth 
works for the American 
Heart Association. Margaret 
Moore works primarily in 
hospital and medical mal- 
practice defense at Gideon 
& Wiseman in Nashville, 
Tenn. Benita Huffman 
Muth completed her Ph.D. 
in English at the University 
of North Carolina at Chapel 
Hill and is teaching English 
at Westminster College. 
Paul Myers and his wife, 
Jere, had a daughter, Joy 
Morgan Myers, on Feb. 13, 
1998. They live in Nashville, 
Tenn. Will Phillips works in 
the Department of English 

at the University of North 
Alabama. Amy Holleman 
Schiek and her husband, 
Pauick, live in West Allis, 
Wis., where she works for 
Eddie Bauer. Hayden Tewell 
married Jean Michelle 
Mulroy on Aug. 30, 1997. 
They live in Pennsylvania 
where he is the northeast 
region manager for TAD 
Environmental Services. 
Todd Turner is national 
director of real estate for 
Extended Stay America. 


Ms. Katy Morrissey 
827 Hudson Street 
Hoboken, NJ 07030-5003 

Courtenay "Becky" Budd 

has won the 1996 
International Opera Singers 
Competition and gave a 
recital at Carnegie Hall in 
April. She's also a 1998 
Meu'opolitan Opera 
National Finalist, won the 
1996 McGlone Outstanding- 
Apprentice Award, and has 
sung with a half dozen dif- 
ferent opera companies. 
Valerie Tarver Burke and 
her husband, Julian, had a 
son, Samuel Anderton 
Burke, on Jan. 12, 1998. 
They live in Alexandria, Va. 
Jennie MacGregor Davis 
and her husband, Joe, live 
in New Albany, Miss. They 
have a daughter, Katie 
Davis. Murray Maqpherson 
Douglas and her husband, 
Michael, had their first 
child, Colin Michael 
Douglas, on Oct. 9, 1997. 
Murray runs a small adver- 
tising and graphic design 
agency. They live in 
Fairhope, Ala. Bonnie 
Patrick Hannah is a third 
year medical student at the 
University of Cincinnati 
College of Medicine. She 
and her husband, Bo, live in 
Lebanon, Ohio. Helen 
Fuhrer Stapleton and her 
husband, Archie, announce 
the arrival of a daughter, 
Anna Lee Stapleton, on 
Feb. 25, 1998, in 
Winchester, Tenn. They 
have another daughter, 
Margaret Anne Stapleton. 

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Ms. Marsey L. Waller 
536 E. Luray Avenue 
Alexandria. VA 22301 

Tiffany Tuley is a law stu- 
dent in Lubbock, Texas. 


Ms. Kathryn McDonald 
238 East State Street, Apt. 4 
Baton Rouge. LA 70802 

Don (C'73) and Mimi Gibbs 
DuPree welcomed a daugh- 
ter, Elizabedi D'Ette DuPree, 
on Jan. 16, 1998. Lara 
Graham teaches third grade 
at Randolph Elementary 
School in Richmond, Va. 
Seth Hinkley has his own law 
firm in Houston, Texas, spe- 
cializing in business law and 
litigation. Melissa Booher 
Knnz and her husband, John 
(C'93), had a daughter, 
Hannah Catherine Kunz, on 
Jan. 6, 1998. Grandparents 
are John Kunz (C'68) and 
David Booher (T'75). 

Ms. Rebecca Miller 
4203 Town Walk Drive 
Haniden, CT 06518 

Jon Carroll recendy com- 
pleted a semester of study at 
the University College in 
London. He is in his final 
year at the University of 
Texas Law School. Jennifer 
Griffin was awarded a 
Rotary International Ambas- 
sadorial Scholarship for 
1997-98 and is studying law 
and social policy planning at 
the University of Kent at 
Canterbury. Her perma- 
nent address is Birming- 
ham, Ala. Dixon James is a 
second year law student at 
Mercer University in Macon, 
Ga. Lloyd Kapp Jr. and his 
wife, Jill, live in Columbia, 
S.C., where he is in his third 
year at the University of 
South Carolina School of 
Medicine. Gil Kracke con- 
tinues to work as the head 
youtit director of Cathedral 
Church of the Advent in 
Birmingham, Ala. He is also 
spending part of the acade- 

mic year in Bristol, England, 
pursuing an MA. in theology 
at Trinity College. Nicki 
Oliver is enrolled in the his- 
toric preservation program at 
Middle Tennessee State 
University in Murfreesboro. 
Paige Parvin is public rela- 
tions coordinator for 
American Intercontinental 
University in Atlanta, Ga. 
Sarah Shephard married 
Mark Mobius in Nov. 1997. 
She completed her service in 
die Peace Corps in South 
America in April. Brooks 
Rogers Smith married Janna 
Leigh Eaton at All Saints' 
Chapel in Sewanee on Dec. 
13, 1997. J.T. Thompson is 
an assistant editor for Coastal 
Living'm Birmingham, Ala. 

Ms. Dawn White 

204 Rumson Road. N.E. 

Atlanta. GA 30305 

Carrie Abel is a physical 
therapy student at the 
University of Tennessee at 
Memphis. Jenny Bartlett is 
a graphic designer with 
Qttickstart in Atianta, Ga. 
James Becker is with The 
Law Office of Gregory W. 
Williams in Rehoboth 
Beach, Del. Michelle 
Chenault is a graduate assis- 
tant at the University of 
New Orleans where she is 
pursuing an M.A. Geoff 
Euston is assistant vice presi- 
dent of U.S. Equities Realty 
Inc. in Chicago, 111. 
Shannon Adkins Osucha 
and her husband, Peter 
Michael, live in Knoxville, 
Tenn., where she is a med- 
ical technologist. Allison 
Williams is a project engi- 
neer with Beers 
Construction in Atlanta, Ga. 

Ms. Anne McGinn 
21 Trevor Place 
London SW7. UK 

Ms. Nihki Etheridge 
5740 Sxueetbriar Trail 
Macon, GA 31210 

Katie DePree Belcher and 

her husband, Jesse (C'93), 
live in Chicago, 111., where 

Katie is a sales planner for 
Turner Broadcasting and 
Jesse trades currencies. 
Jennifer McGee Davis and 
her husband, Tim, live in 
Indian Rocks Beach, Fla., 
where she is teaching third 
grade at The Wellington 
School. Laurie Howell has 
accepted an offer of admis- 
sion at Virginia Tech's mar- 
riage and family therapy 
program. Carlotta Jones 
was awarded a master's 
degree in instructional lead- 
ership from Lipscomb 
University on Dec. 20, 1997. 


Ms. Ashley Need 
2417 Walton Way 
Augusta, GA 30904 

Susan Baskett lives in 
Dublin, Ireland, where she 
is pursuing a master's 
degree in the philosophy of 
women's studies at Trinity 
College. Ariel Bennett is in 
Aurora, Colo., where she 
attends the University of 
Denver and teaches fresh- 
man English. She also 

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teaches Irish dancing. Mark 
Brooks is disposal coordina- 
tor for Ferguson Harbour 
Inc., an environmental firm 
in Memphis, Tenn. Lara 
Bryant teaches international 
trade, is a research assistant, 
and is pursuing a master's 
degree in economics at 
Florida State University in 
Tallahassee. Caroline 
Christy is working toward a 
master's degree from the 
School of Social Work at 
Tulane University in 
Louisiana. Patrice Cohoon 
is in law school at the 
University of Texas in Austin. 
Laura Crookston studies 
graphic design at the 
Portfolio Outer in Atlanta, 
Ga. Thomas Daniel works 
for Know Wall, a division of 
Morgan Keegan, in Atlanta, 
Ga. Si Davenport recendy 
moved to Richmond, Va., 
from Pordand, Ore. Pete 
Dillon is assistant men's bas- 
ketball coach for the 
Sewanee Tigers. Peter 
Edwards works in the admis- 
sion office and coaches track 
and football at Texas 
Military Institute High 
School in San Antonio, 
Texas. Roe Elam works for 
Amsurg Corporation, a 
healthcare company in 
Nashville, Tenn., that builds 
and acquires ambulatory 
surgery centers across the 
country. Hays Green recent- 
ly completed a master's 
degree in public health at 
the University of Alabama at 
Birmingham. Rhett 
Heyward returned to 
Columbia, S.C., after work- 
ing in Texas and Mexico. 
Ginny Holland works for 
Casa Mariavella, a shelter for 
immigrants and refugees in 
Austin, Texas. Katherine 
Inge is a pharmaceutical 
sales representative with 
Pfizer Inc., and is based in 
Birmingham, Ala. Kathryn 
Ingram is widi Thomson 
Financial Services in Boston, 
Mass. She successfully com- 
pleted several marathons 
recently. Michael Jarrett is 
on the Young Life staff in 
Sewanee, working with stu- 
dents from Saint Andrew's- 
Sewanee and Franklin 
County High School. 
SI i, mi. il. i Kumar 

Kavunanayake is pursuing a 
master's degree in psycholo- 
gy at Illinois State University 
in Normal. Lauren Keith is 
a photographer's assistant 
for several commercial pho- 
tographers in the New 
Orleans, La., area. Bart 
Kempf teaches math and 
economics and is head bas- 
ketball coach at Texas 
Military Institute High 
School in San Antonio, 
Texas. Angela Land married 
Randal Dedrick on Aug. 2, 
1997. She works at 
Vanderbilt University 
Medical Center in Nashville, 
Tenn. Heather Langdale is 
pursuing a master of arts 
degree in religious studies at 
the University of South 
Carolina. Elizabeth Lay is 
working toward a master's 
degree in art history at the 
University of Memphis. Julie 
Lindyberg is in her first year 
of medical school at Mercer 
University in Macon, Ga. 
Drew Lineberger is assistant 
director of admission at 
Sewanee. Gibson Lott teach- 
es American history to sev- 
endi graders in the New 
Orleans public school sys- 
tem. He also renovates turn- 
of-the-century homes in 
uptown New Orleans. Ryan 
Mason works for EMPE, an 
environmental consulting 
firm in Nashville, Tenn. 
John McDonald works in 
commercial real estate for 
Sloss Development Group 
Inc. in leasing and sales in 
Birmingham, Ala. Kelley 
McLeod is a first year law 
student at the University of 
Alabama. Megan 
Montgomery recently com- 
pleted a program in 
medieval studies at the 
University of York, England. 
She lives in Caldwell, Idaho. 
Mills Morrison Jr. is a sec- 
ond year student at Mercer 
Law School. Katie Murdock 
lives in Athens, Greece, 
where she teaches English 
and sings for commercials 
and recording studios. Lt. 
Sean O'Quinn is in Okinawa 
on a one year tour with the 
3rd Battalion 12th Marines 
as an .11 tillei v offi< il. 
Robert Paine teaches sev- 
enth grade Latin at Pulaski 
Academy in Little Rock, Ark. 

Jeff Peters is an incentive 
compensation manager for 
SouthTrust Bank in 
Birmingham, Ala. Caroline 
Powell was promoted to a 
management position with 
REI in Atlanta, Ga., in 
October 1997. Cathy 
Rafferty lives in Washington, 
D.C., and is a legislative cor- 
respondent and systems 
manager to Congressman 
Amo Houghton, Represen- 
tative of the 31st District of 
New York. Sikes Ragan is in 
Black Mountain, N.C., where 
he recendy earned a real 
estate brokers license. He is 
developing a neotraditional 
community there, and is a 
medic in Asheville. Marion 
Renneker works in the For- 
est Ecology Lab at the Jones 
Ecological Research Center 
in Georgia. Julie Rosdeu- 
tscher is pursuing a master's 
degree in geology at the 
University of Georgia in 
Athens. Stowe Ruff is in 
graduate school at the 
Kenan-Flagler Business 
School at die University of 
North Carolina in Chapel 
Hill. Kyle Sclafani is in Dal- 
las, Texas, where he works 
with his band, Salmon Faith, 
and is creating his own 
record label, Wolf River 
Records. He also works at 
the Blue Goose Cantina. Job 
Seese and his wife, Marion, 
live in Fort Collins, Colo. 
He works for Vector Market- 
ing. Stephanie Shepherd is 
phonathon director and pur- 
sues a master's degree in 
geology at the University of 
Arkansas. Kelly Sills is a pro- 
ject manager for Coastal 
Bridge Company in Baton 
Rouge, La. Shel Solomon is 
pursuing a master's degree 
in history at the University of 
Charleston and is studying 
the Russian language. John 
Sonfield is in his second year 
of medical school in 
Charleston, S.C. Trent 
Stephens is in Birmingham, 
Ala., where he works for 
Urban Development Group 
Incorporated. Stacey 
Tompkins is a historic inter- 
preter at die Duke Home- 
stead and Museum in Dur- 
ham, N.C. Sarah Tuton is 
publishing assistant for 
AmericasMart in Adanta, Ga. 

Beth Van Meter attends the 
Culinary Institute of Amer- 
ica in New York. Brooke 
Vaughan is pursuing a mas- 
ter's degree in higher educa- 
tion adminisuation at Van- 
derbilt University in Nash- 
ville, Tenn., and works as a 
graduate assistant to die 
dean of undergraduate acad- 
emic affairs. She also coach- 
es basketball at a nearby 
high school. Beth Vickers is 
a financial consultant with 
Deloitte & Totiche in 
Houston, Texas. Nancy 
Hayden Ward works at the 
New York University Medical 
Center and is pursuing an 
acting career. Kellan and 
Suzanne Witherington (C94) 
Warren live in Tuscaloosa, 
Ala., where Kellam is a law 
student at the University of 
Alabama. Derk Weinheimer 
is a supply side supervisor at 
McMaster-Carr in Adanta, 
Ga. David Young is assistant 
director of annual giving in 


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Jennifer Armstrong attended 
graduate school last summer 
at the Bread Loaf School of 
English in Middlebury, Vt. 
She is a resident counselor at 
die Holston United 
Mediodist Home for 
Children. Brendon Bailey is 
pursuing a master's degree 
in geology at New Mexico 
State University in Las 
Cruces. Cristy Beasley 
attends law school at the 
University of Tennessee in 
Knoxville. Nicholas Beasley 
is in die M.Div. program at 
Yale Divinity School. Bridget 
Bertrand does temp work in 
New York City. Jane Anne 
Blakney is pursuing a mas- 
ter's degree in anthropology 
at New Mexico State in Las 
duces. Patrick Bowen 
works for Southwest Bank of 
St. Louis in the management 
(raining program. Jeb 
Bridges is in die Peace Corps 
in the Republic of Kiribati, 
Central Pacific. Darby 
Brooks is a hydro technician 
for die forest service in 


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Jackson, Wyo. Matt Cooke is 

in graduate school at the 
University of South Carolina 
School of Geological 
Science. Amy Crowder 
works at a fund raising con- 
sulting firm in Adanta, Ga. 
Christian Cuder is gallery 
director for Jackson Fine Art, 
A Photography Gallery, in 
Atlanta, Ga. Bond Dillard 
teaches English at Wyoming 
Seminary Prep School. She 
also coaches soccer and ten- 
nis and serves as a dorm par- 
ent for international board- 
ing students. Rich Douglas is 
in his first year at Syracuse 
Law School in New York. 
Millie Flournoy is an au pair 
for Michelle and Halsey 
(C'85) Cook's two children 
in Italy. David Frazelle stud- 
ies tiieology at L'Instinit 
Cadiolique de Paris in 
France on a grant from 
Sewanee's French depart- 
ment. Hugh Edward Garrett 
attends law school at the 
University of Memphis. Julie 
Graves spent die summer at 
Elk Canyon Ranch with sev- 
eral classmates. She recendy 
began a Tonya internship 
widi die Consumer 
Protection Division of the 
Mississippi Attorney 
General's Office. Clayton 
Haden is in his first year at 
St. Mary's School of Law in 
San Antonio, Texas. Alyson 
Hargrove is an education 
specialist developing youdi 
programs at AIDS Response 
in Knoxville, Tenn. Stacy 
Henderson is a senior techni- 
cal recruiter at TekSystems in 
Birmingham, Ala. Catherine 
Holton works at the High 
Museum of Art in Adanta, 
Ga. Jennifer Ison is pursu- 
ing a master's degree in 
social work at the University 
of South Carolina in 
Columbia. Mariana Johnson 
is doing research for her 
Fulbright Scholarship in 
Lima, Peru. Jamey Jones is 
pursuing a master's degree 
in geology at the University 
of Wyoming. Ivan Kozak is 
pursuing a master's degree 
in structural geology at the 
University of California at 
Santa Barbara and is a teach- 
ing assistant for the course 
'The Age of Dinosaurs." 
Melanie Murray LaRoche 

and her husband, Russ, live 
in Kaneoke Bay, Hawaii, 
where she teaches first year 
French at die University of 
Hawaii and pursues a mas- 
ter's degree in European lan- 
guages and literature with a 
concentration in French. 
Peter Lettre recendy com- 
pleted hiking die entire 
Appalachian Trail widi his 
fadier and brodier. Beth 
Rowe Lewis and her hus- 
band, Lanny (C'94), live in 
Tampa, Fla., where she works 
for AmeriCorps, and he 
works in the corporate divi- 
sion of Eckerd. Sara Long is 
in Chalford Publishing's 
graduate management 
trainee program, working as 
an acquisitions editor for die 
southeast and mid-Altantic 
region in Charleston, S.C. 
Maria Marcum has an 
AmeriCorps VISTA position 
at Weber State University in 
Ogden, Utah. 
Evonne Marler lives in 
Chattanooga, Tenn., and is 
assistant director of annual 
giving at Sewanee. John 
McCallum has his own busi- 
ness selling fly fishing jewel- 
ry. Mac McCraw works with 
Merrill Lynch at die Chicago 
Board of Trade. Lindsay 
McMillan teaches English in 
Costa Rica. Jonathan 
Meiburg is in die middle of a 
Watson Fellowship and has 
been filming penguin 
colonies in The Falkland 
Islands. His Austin-based 
band, Wlm Gnu, released a 
CD recently. Ashley Moore 
interns in New York City at 
Dana Buchman and Liz 
Claiborne fashion houses. 
Thad Moore is a sales repre- 
sentative for Hatteras Yachts 
in Nordi Carolina. Ashley 
Brigham Morris and her hus- 
band, Chris (C'96), live in 
Knoxville, Tenn., where she 
works for the University of 
Tennessee Department of 
Entomology and Plant 
Pathology, and he pursues a 
master's degree in entomolo- 
gy. Chris Murray is in a mas- 
ter's program in chemistry at 
the University of Nordi 
Carolina at Charlotte, is 
teaching labs, and is active in 
a local church. Nicole 
Noffsinger is pursuing a mas- 
ter's degree in counseling 

psychology at the University 
of West Virginia. Joe Phifer 
is an account executive for 
American Dental/Safe 
Guard, an insurance compa- 
ny in Dallas, Texas. He also 
coaches ten-year-olds in a 
football league. Betsy Pollett 
studies psychology in gradu- 
ate school at Trinity 
Lmiversity in San Antonio, 
Texas. Jason Porter teaches 
algebra in the Episcopal 
Mission Schools in 
Honduras. Alec Robinson 
interns as a journalist in 
Washington, D.C., and 
Alexandria, Va. Magnus 
Rogers works at PhotoBooks 
Inc. in Adanta, Ga. Harry 
Root is assistant director of 
development for alumni rela- 
tions at St. Andrews-Sewanee 
School. Tania Samman 
works for FGI Marketing in 
Chapel Hill, N.C., a national 
marketing and ad agency 
based in New York, D.C., and 
Los Angeles. Teddy Sauer is 
a financial analyst for 
NationsBank in Charlotte, 
N.C. Paula Sereebutra works 
forAmeriCorps in Nashville, 
Tenn. David Mason 
Simpson is a vet technician 
at Monfort's 97,000 head 
feedlot at Gilcrest in 
Colorado. Bonnie Smith is 
pursuing a master's degree 
in English, teaching fresh- 
man English, working in the 
undergraduate writing cen- 
ter, and working in a law 
firm in Knoxville, Tenn. 
Alice Sneary is spending a 
year at the University of 
Exeter in England on a 
Rotary International 
Ambassadorial Scholarship. 
She spent the summer work- 
ing for a member of 
Parliament in London. Seth 
Spoelman is pursuing a mas- 
ter's degree in geography at 
Western Kentucky University. 
He has an assistantship in 
the geography department. 
James Spriggs teaches at 
Western Reserve Academy in 
Hudson, Ohio. Benjy 
Stevenson volunteer teaches 
at a bilingual school in 
Honduras. Avery Strachan 
studies law at the University 
of Baltimore. John Sullivan 
is assistant editor at the 
Oxford American in Oxford, 
Miss. Jennie Sutton assists 

polar bear researchers and 
ecologists at die Churchill 
Northern Studies Research 
Center in Churchill, 
Manitoba. West Talman 
takes business courses at the 
University of Nordi Carolina 
at Chapel Hill. Janie Taylor 
is assistant women's basket- 
ball and assistant volleyball 
coach at Sewanee. Scott 
Taylor attends law school at 
the University of Tennessee 
in Knoxville. Casden Tindall 
attends Peabody College at 
Vanderbilt University in 
Nashville, Tenn., working 
toward a master's degree in 
secondary education. 
Duncan Vinson is a graduate 
sUident in edinomusicology 
at Brown University. Brooke 
Westfall teaches horseback 
riding in Louisville, Ky. She 
also returned to horse com- 
petition. Abi White is a 
Peace Corps volunteer in 
Guinea, West Africa. Chris 
Williams attends law school 
at Cumberland in 
Birmingham, Ala. Hank 
Word is coordinator of infor- 
mation for PioCheck in 
Memphis, Tenn. Carden 
Yeiser is in a master's pro- 
gram in nutrition science at 
Florida State University. 

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The Rev. Hazel Smith Glover 

and her husband, Bill 
Raymond, live in Marietta, 
Ga., where she is assistant 
rector at St. Catherine's 
Episcopal Church. 

Sarah Gaede is canon pas- 
tor at the Cathedral Church 
of St. Luke in Orlando, Fla. 

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I N M E M O R I A M 

Ralph John Speer Jr., C27, 

of Fort Smith, Ark., died 
Nov. 30, 1997. He was 
retired from Speer 
Hardware Company, where 
he was president and chair- 
man of the board. He was 
former director of 
Merchants National Bank 
and former director and 
president of Sparks 
Regional Medical Center in 
Fort Smith. An active com- 
munity member, he worked 
with the Fort Smith Boys 
Club and the Community 
Chest. He was a former 

trustee of the University of 
the South, and was a mem- 
ber of Kappa Sigma and 
Phi Beta Kappa. He also 
served as class agent for 
several years. He is sur- 
vived by four children, 
including David Taylor 
Speer, C'70. 

Charles Monroe Boyd, 
C'29, died Dec. 10, 1997, in 
Tracy City, Term. He was a 
native of Albuquerque, 
N.M. A retired realtor, he 
was the former treasurer of 

Sam Werner Lumber 
Company of Tracy City. 
Previously, he was 
employed by the First 
National Bank of 
Chattanooga and Firestone 
Tire and Rubber Company, 
also in Chattanooga. A 
chemistry major at 
Sewanee, he was a member 
of Phi Beta Kappa and Blue 
Key. He was on the varsity 
track and football teams, 
and was a member of Phi 
Gamma Delta. Survivors 
include his wife, Rosealee 
Werner Boyd, a daughter, 

Ellen Boyd Stamler, a son- 
in-law, William R. Stamler 
Jr., C'56, a granddaughter, 
a sister, and a nephew. 

Lloyd Southgate Browne, 
C'29, died Oct. 14, 1997, in 
Austin, Texas. 

Dr. Thomas Nail Eden 
Greville, C'30, died Feb. 
18, 1998, in Charlottesville, 
Va. A native of New York 
City, he was a retired civil 
service employee and edu- 
cator. At Sewanee, he was a 


Bishop Girault M.Jones: Former Sewanee 

The Rt. Rev. Girault McArthur Jones, T'28, H'49, the 
16th chancellor of the University of the South, 
interim dean of the School of Theology, and sev- 
enth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana, died 
of liver cancer at his home on April 29. He was 93. 

Bishop Jones' funeral was held May 3 at All Saints' 
Chapel. Hundreds attended the service which was fol- 
lowed by committal in the University cemetery. A 
memorial Eucharist was held May 2, at Christ Church 
Cathedral in New Orleans. 

The Rt. Rev. James B. Brown, recendy retired ninth 
bishop of Louisiana, estimated "titat nearly one-third of 
the [Episcopal] congregations in Louisiana were found- 
ed during his episcopate. He was scholarly, spiritual, a 
very effective leader... a man of sober judgment, simple 
tastes, with a quick wit... Jones made the greatest impact 
on the Episcopal Church in Louisiana in this century. " 

Born June 30, 1904, in Centerville, Miss., Jones was 
one of nine brothers. He attended public school in 
Woodville, Miss., Staunton Military Academy in 
Virginia, and received a bachelor's degree in 1925 from 
die University of Mississippi. He graduated from the 
School of Theology at the University of the South in 
1928. After ordination, he worked as a missionary from 
1929-1936 in four counties in southern Mississippi. He 
married Virginia Hester Wallace of Woodville in April, 
1930. She died seven months later. In 1931, Jones was 
called to serve as rector of Trinity, Pass Christian, Miss, 
in addition to his care of the several mission congrega- 

In 1935, he married Kathleen Piatt, an Episcopal stu- 
dent worker at Florida State College for Women. The 
following year he became rector of St. Andrew's, New 
Orleans, where he served until 1949. His ministry 
included the care of Episcopal students at Tulane 
University. The Jones' two daughters, Virginia and 
Elizabeth, were born in New Orleans. 

Jones was a deputy to the Episcopal Church General 
Convention in 1934, 1940, 1943 and 1946. He was 
director of the University of the South 's summer school 

from 1939-1941, served on Sewanee's Board of Trustees 
from both Mississippi and Louisiana and served three 
terms on the University's Board of Regents. He was 
president of Province IV — the dioceses of the south- 
eastern United States — from 1956-1959. 

Elected the seventh bishop of Louisiana on Nov. 17, 
1948 and consecrated on March 9, 1949, Jones was 
awarded a Doctor of Divinity degree from the University 
of the South that year. He served as diocesan bishop 
until his retirement in 1969. During his episcopate, die 
Diocese of Louisiana comprised the entire state of 
Louisiana with over 100 congregations in his charge. 

Among his accomplishments was die establishment 
of the John Long Jackson Fund which, for nearly 50 
years, has offered low interest loans to mission congre- 
gations for construction and renovation projects. He 
also established the diocesan newspaper, Churchwork, 
and was its editor for his entire 20-year episcopate. He 
ordained 89 men into the ministry and saw the char- 
tering of many successful church schools across the 

Shortly before his retirement, Bishop Jones became 
the 16th chancellor of the University of the South. He 
served in that capacity from 1967-1973. He also served 
as interim dean of the School of Theology from 1981- 
1982. During his retirement, Bishop Jones authored 
three books: Some Personal Recollections of the Episcopal 
Church in Louisiana, (1980); That Reminds Me (1984), 
and Member in Particular: A Member Remembers his Place in 
the Visible Body of Christ (1987) 

Following retirement, the Joneses lived in Sewanee 
until 1993 when they moved to a residence in Nashville. 

Bishop Jones is survived by his wife Kathleen, of 
Nashville; two daughters, Virginia Kathleen Callicott of 
Franklin, Tenn., and Elizabeth Girault Jones Corey of 
Knoxville; three granddaughters; two great grandsons 
and one great granddaughter. In lieu of flowers, the 
family requests gifts be given to the Diocese of 
Louisiana's John Long Jackson Fund; the Dean's 
Discretionary Fund at the School of Theology of the 
University of the South; or to Alive Hospice, Inc. 

-AnnM. Ball, editor Churchwork, 
Diocese of Louisiana 



member of the Order of 
Gownsmen, Pi Omega, Phi 
Beta Kappa, and the 
Scholarship Society. He 
earned his master's and 
doctorate degrees from the 
University of Michigan, 
where he taught from 1937 
to 1940, and again from 
1962 to 1963. He was the 
first Sewanee graduate to 
earn a Ph.D. in mathemat- 
ics. He served in numer- 
ous actuarial and statistical 
positions throughout his 
career, and was a Fulbright 
lecturer in Brazil in 1971. 

He wrote several books and 
papers on actuarial mathe- 
matics, and was a fellow in 
the Society of Actuares, was 
a member of the American 
Statistical Association, the 
Inter-American Statistical 
Association, and the 
American Mathematical 
Association. He is survived 
by his wife, Florence Nusim 
Greville, two children, two 
grandchildren, and one 

Hume Lucas Mitchell, 

C'35, died Feb. 15, 199S, in 
Greenville, S.G. He was 
retired from Stone 
Manufacturing Go. He was 
a communicant of Saint 
James Episcopal Church 
and was a member of the 
Exchange Club of 
Greenville. During World 
War II, he served as an 
Army major in the China- 
Burma-India campaign and 
was awarded the Bronze 
Star for meritorious ser- 
vice. While at Sewanee, he 
was a member of the choir, 
the Purple Masque, Alpha 

Tau Omega fraternity, and 
was assistant freshman bas- 
ketball manager. He also 
was on the student vestry. 
He is survived by a daugh- 
ter, a son, and a brother, all 
of Greenville. 

The Rev. Arthur Lyon- 
Vaiden, C'38, died Dec. 15, 
1997, in Dunnsville, Va. A 
native of La Grange, N.C., 
he was a Phi Beta Kappa 
graduate of Sewanee, and 
went on to earn a master of 
divinity degree from the 

The Rt. Rev. John M. Allin: Former 
Presiding Bishop, Chancellor 

The Rt. Rev. John Maury Allin, C'43, T'45, H'62, the 
23rd presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church and 
former chancellor of the University of the South, 
died on March 6, in Jackson, Miss. He had suffered a 
stroke and had lung cancer, according to family mem- 
bers. He was 76. 

"Bishop Allin was a strong voice in the Anglican 
Communion," said Dr. Samuel R. Williamson, vice- 
chancellor and president. "During his tenure he gained 
an intimate knowledge of the people who make up the 
worldwide Church community. As both chancellor of 
the University of the South and presiding bishop, he 
strengthened and reinforced the institution's ties to the 
Episcopal Church." 

A memorial Eucharist for Bishop Allin was held 
March 14, in All Saints' Chapel at Sewanee. Committal 
was in the University of the South cemetery. A requiem 
Eucharist was held in Jackson, Miss., March 9 at St. 
Andrew's Cathedral. 

A native of Helena, Ark., Allin once described him- 
self as "a very green freshman" during his arrival to 
Sewanee in the fall of 1939. He ultimately rose to 
become chancellor of his alma mater and the 23rd pre- 
siding bishop of the Episcopal Church. Though he 
sometimes said that his most significant accomplish- 
ment as head of the church was merely "surviving," he 
worked hard to earn the respect of his colleagues and 
peers and established himself as one of the major voic- 
es in the Episcopal Church. 

When Allin left the School of Theology in 1945, he 
was sent to a newly established mission in Arkansas, 
expecting to serve several months before receiving a 
chaplain's commission in the armed forces. But World 
War II ended and instead he spent five years at that mis- 
sion, St. Peter's, Conway. Allin was next called to New 
Orleans, where he had a variety of duties, including 
serving as chaplain to New Orlean's Episcopal college 
students and as city missioner, visiting hospitals, prisons 
and homes for the elderly. He later was rector of Grace 

Church, Monroe, Miss, and rector and headmaster at 
All Saints' Junior College and Preparatory School, 
Vicksburg, Miss. In 1961, he was elected bishop coad- 
jutor of the Diocese of Mississippi, and he became 
diocesan in 1966. 

In 1973, Allin was elected presiding bishop of the 
Episcopal Church, a position he held for 12 years. 
Concurrently, from 1973-79, Allin was chancellor of the 
University of the South. He said each year he marked 
his calendar with Sewanee dates, assuring a break from 
New York City to the university campus. 

During his tenure as presiding bishop, Allin was 
credited with reversing the decline in church member- 
ship and improving diocesan support of the national 
Church, which reached an all-time high. Giving to the 
Presiding Bishop's Fund doubled from 1979 to 1984 as 
did giving to the United Thank Offering of the Women 
of the Episcopal Church. Allin also initiated the 
Volunteers in Mission program that has sent hundreds 
to work on mission in the U.S. and abroad. 

"Bishop Allin came into the leadership of the church 
at a time when it was greatly challenged," said the Rt. 
Rev. Don A. Wimberly, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese 
of Lexington and chancellor of the University of the 
South. "He brought a pastoral concern that was needed, 
he brought a lot of humor to it, and he was a great 
visionary and a great leader. Among his many accom- 
plishments, I would point to the Venture in Mission 
campaign that was so well thought out and which 
expanded the Church's mission work and helped indi- 
vidual dioceses. Throughout his life, Bishop Allin was a 
presence in whom people rejoiced." 

Allin is survived by his wife, Frances Ann, and their 
four children: Martha, John Jr., Kelly Ann, and Frances 
Hazel. The family has asked that memorials be made to 
St. Mark's and St. Christopher's Church in Jackson, 
Miss., or St. John's Episcopal Church in Helena, Ark. 


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Virginia Theological 
Seminary. He was ordained 
in 1941. He served church- 
es in New Jersey and 
Pennsylvania before moving 
to Honolulu, Hawaii, to 
serve as headmaster of 
Iolani School. He was rec- 
tor of Christ Church in 
West River, Va., from 1958 
until his retirement in 
1972. He is survived by his 
wife, the former Evelyn 
Karch, a son, William 
Shelton Lyon-Vaiden, C'67, 
three daughters, and five 

Charles Henry Seaman Jr., 
C'38, died Jan. 26, 1998, in 
Norwalk, Conn. He was a 
member of the Episcopal 
Church-St. Luke's in 

Darien, Conn. He served 
in the U.S. Army during 
World War II. At Sewanee, 
he was a member of Phi 
Gamma Delta. Survivors 
include his wife, Barbara 
Tunison Seaman, and two 

David Morrison Lide Jr., 
C'41, died March 3, 1998, 
in Dallas, Texas. He was a 
native of Shreveport, La. 
He was retired from 
Springfield International, 
Inc., a real estate invest- 
ment firm. In the 1970s, 
he was president of 
Agricultural Enterprises, 
Inc., and was an indepen- 
dent oil producer in the 
50s and 60s. He earned a 
B.S. degree from McKinley 

Roosevelt College in 
Chicago, III, in 1942. At 
Sewanee, he was a member 
of the track team, the 
debate team, and Phi Delta 
Theta fraternity. During 
World War II, he was a 
major in the U.S. Army. 
Survivors include his wife, 
Beverly Smith Lide. 

The Rev. Anthony Good 
Diffenbaugh, C'42, T'50, 

died Feb. 13, 1998, in 
Virginia Beach, Va. He was 
a native of Lancaster, Pa. 
After serving St. Peter's 
Church in Norfolk for 32 
years, he retired in 1991. 
He also served churches in 
Florida, Louisiana, and 
Kansas during his ministry. 
In World War II, he was a 

first lieutenant in the 101st 
Airborne. At Sewanee, he 
was a member of Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon fraternity, 
and was active in athletics. 
Survivors include his wife, 
Hope Yon Diffenbaugh, of 
Tallahassee, Fla. 

Ashby McCulloch 
Sutherland, C'42, died Feb. 
5, 1998, in San Antonio, 
Texas. A veteran, attorney, 
and corporate executive, 
he was retired as director 
and senior vice president of 
Inco Limited, after serving 
30 years at their New York, 
Paris, and Toronto offices. 
An economics major at 
Sewanee, he was valedicto- 
rian of his class; president 
of the Order of Gownsmen; 


Monroe Spears: Literary Critic, 
Teacher, and Poet 

Professor Monroe K. Spears, H'83, literary critic, 
editor, teacher, and poet died of congestive heart 
failure May 23 at the Southern Tennessee 
Medical Center in Winchester. He was 82. 

For more than three decades Spears was recog- 
nized as one of this nation's leading critics, and dur- 
ing that time he wrote regularly for many periodi- 
cals, including the New York Review of Books. He was a 
friend of many writers, including Robert Penn 
Warren and W.H. Auden (for whom he served as lit- 
erary executor) ; and he was a mentor to various oth- 
ers, including Madison Jones, James Dickey, Daniel 
Hoffman, and Susan Wood. 

"Monroe Spears was an editor and critic to whom 
writers turned for more than 40 years. He was 
remarkable for his impeccable judgment and for the 
generous spirit in which he encouraged a wide array 
of writers," said Wyatt Prunty, C'69, poet, professor 
at the University of the South, and director of the 
Sewanee Writers' Conference, with which Spears 
had a long association. 

Born April 28, 1916, in Darlington, S.C., Spears 
grew up in a family dominated by the profession of 
law, and intended to become an attorney until he 
was encouraged in his love of literature by an 
English professor at the University of South 
Carolina. After graduating with an A.B. and A.M. 
from that institution in 1937, he went on to earn a 
Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1940. 

After completing his graduate study, Spears 
became an instructor in English at the University of 
Wisconsin, from 1940-42. He served in the U.S. 

Army as a communication officer during World War 
II and returned to teaching at Vanderbilt University 
in Nashville, Tenn. from 1946 until 1952 when he 
left to become a professor of English at the 
University of the South from 1952-1964. There he 
edited the Sewanee Review, the oldest continuously 
published literary journal in the country, from 1952 
until 1961. In 1964 he left Sewanee for Houston, 
where he became the Moody professor of English at 
Rice University and taught until retirement in 1986. 
At various times he served as visiting professor at the 
University of Washington, the University of 
Michigan, and Swarthmore College. His last teach- 
ing post was at the University of the South in 1988. 

Spears won fellowships from the Carnegie 
Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and twice 
from the Guggenheim Foundation. He was recog- 
nized with an honorary degree at the University of 
the South in 1983, and inducted into the South 
Carolina Academy of Authors in 1993. He also was a 
member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. 

He was best known for his criticism of modern 
British and American poets, especially Auden, on 
whom he wrote a book, The Poetry of W.H. Auden.: 
The Disenchanted Island (Oxford University Press, 
1963). Among his other books are the Literary Works 
of Matthew Prior, edited with H.B. Wright, Dionysus 
and the City (Oxford, 1970), American Ambitions 
(Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987), and his last 
book, One Writer's Reality (University of Missouri 
Press, 1996). 

Spears lived in Sewanee with his wife of 56 years, 
Betty, since 1987. He is survived by his wife. A daugh- 
ter Julia, died in 1978. 

Memorials may be made to the Spears 
Scholarship fund at the University of the South. 

Sewanee/Summer 1998 


vice president of Phi Beta 
Kappa; vice president of 
Omicron Delta Kappa; 
recipient of the Algernon 
Sydney Sullivan Medallion, 
the Richmond Prize for 
Economics, and the 
Thomas O'Connor 
Scholarship; a member of 
Pi Gamma Mu; a member 
of the Scholarship Society; 
editor of the Sewanee Purple, 
president of Delta Tau 
Delta; and a member of the 
Pan-Hellenic Society. He 
was a former University 
trustee and former vice 
president of the Associated 
Alumni. A graduate of 
Harvard Business School 
and Harvard Law School, 
he began his career in the 
New York law firm of 
Sullivan & Cromwell before 
joining Inco Limited. 
During World War II, he 
saw active service in the 
U.S. Army and was commis- 
sioned a second lieutenant 
in the Quartermaster 
Corps in 1943. He left 
active duty in 1946 with the 
rank of captain. Survivors 
include a son, a daughter, 
and two grandchildren. 

George Kimmons Evans, 

C'47, died Dec. 11, 1997, in 
Charlotte, N.C. A native of 
Nashville, Tenn., he was 
employed for 40 years with 
Genesco in various capaci- 
ties in Nashville, Raleigh, 
and Charlotte. From 1961 
until his retirement, he 
managed the Charlotte 
Sales and Distribution 
office of Dominion Shoe 
Division of Genesco. He 
was a member of 
Providence United 
Methodist Church, where 
he taught Sunday School 
and served on the 
Administrative Board. At 
Sewanee, he was a member 
of Alpha Tau Omega frater- 
nity. He was a sergeant in 
the U.S. Army Air Force 
during World War II. 
Survivors include his wife, 
Corinne Hammond Evans, 
two sons, including George 
K. Evans, Jr., C'68, a daugh- 
ter, two brothers, a sister, 
and five grandchildren. 

George Thomas Gambrill 
III, C'47, of Birmingham, 
Ala., died Jan. 2, 1998. An 
English major at Sewanee, 
he was a member of the 
Order of Gownsmen, 
Purple Masque, and was 
president of Phi Delta 
Theta fraternity and the 
Pan-Hellenic Council. He 
also was on the staffs of the 
Purple and the Cap iff 
Gown. He was founder and 
owner of George Gambrill 
& Associates, an architec- 
ture and landscape design 
business in Birmingham. 
During World War II, he 
served in the U.S. Army, 
first with the Coastal 
Artillery in Panama and 
then with Army 
Intelligence in France, 
Germany, and Austria. 
Following the war, he stud- 
ied at the Sorbonne in 
Paris, the Chicago Institute 
of Design, and then com- 
pleted graduate studies at 
the American Institute of 
Foreign Trade in Phoenix. 
A lover of Italian gardens, 
he designed the gates at 
the Birmingham Botanical 
Gardens and the garden at 
St. Mary's-on-the-Highlands 
Episcopal Church, where 
he was a parishioner. He is 
survived by his wife, Rosalie 
Noland Gambrill, a daugh- 
ter, a sister, and several 
nieces and nephews. 

Lamar Young McLeod, 

C'47, of Mobile, Ala., died 
Jan. 1, 1998. An English 
major at Sewanee, he was a 
member of Phi Delta Theta 
fraternity. He was a retired 
English teacher from 
Towson State University. 
He received a master's 
degree from Vanderbilt 
University, and attended 
the Lhtiversity of California. 
During World War II, he 
served as a corporal in the 
U.S. Air Force in the 
China-Bui ma-India Air 
Service Command. 

Jesse Martin Phillips, C'47, 

died March 20, 1998, in 
Menlo Park, Calif. A native 
of Nashville, Tenn., he was 
retired as executive editor 
of Stanford L'niversity 

Press. He also did free- 
lance editing for various 
other university presses. 
An English major at 
Sewanee, he was a member 
of Phi Beta Kappa, the 
Order of Gownsmen, and 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon frater- 
nity. In 1950, he earned a 
master of arts degree from 
Stanford University. He 
was in the U.S. Army, 41st 
Infantry Division, during 
World War II, and served 
in the Southwest Pacific. 

Benjamin Moore Rawlings 
Jr., C'49, of Lookout 
Mountain, Tenn., died Oct. 
3, 1997. A native of 
Chattanooga, he became 
associated with First 
Tennessee Bank (formerly 
Hamilton National Bank) 
in 1963. Prior to joining 
the bank, he worked for 
Volunteer State Life 
Insurance Company, and 
was a partner in the Inland 
Import-Export Company. 
He served in the U.S. Navy 
as a radioman in both the 
Atlantic and Pacific the- 
atres during World War II. 
He was a member of Phi 
Delta Theta fraternity. 
Survivors include his wife, 
Peggy Fred Rawlings. 

John Vincent (Jack ) Adams, 

C'53, died March 25, 1998, 
in Cameron Park, Calif. 
He was an attorney in his 
native city of Nashville, 
Tenn., for more than two 
decades, specializing in real 
estate law, after earning a 
law degree from Vanderbilt 
University. He moved to 
California after his retire- 
ment in the early 1990s. 
During the Korean War, he 
was a U.S. Navy pilot. At 
Sewanee, he was a member 
of Phi Gamma Delta frater- 
nity. He was an avid histo- 
ry buff and a lover of ani- 
mals, and was known for 
his compassion for people 
and his generosity. He is 
survived by his wife, Patti S. 
Adams, a son, a daughter, a 
brother, and three grand- 

Peter Secord Wartman, 

C'54, died June 16, 1997, 


The Very Rev. G. Cecil Woods Jr.: 
Former Sewanee professor, Virginia dean 

Tlhe Very Rev. G. Cecil Woods 
Jr., H'69, former professor of 
liturgies, patristics, chaplain 
of the School of Theology, rector 
at Otey Memorial Parish, and 
dean, president and professor 
emeritus of the Virginia Theo- 
logical Seminary, Alexandria, 
Va., died of natural causes at his 
home on Clara's Point Road in 
Sewanee on March 5. He was 76. 

Born in Shelbyville, Tenn., 
on June 6, 1922, Woods attended Montgomery Bell 
Academy, Vanderbilt University, Virginia Theological 
Seminary, Yale University, and Oxford University. 
While studying at the Yale Divinity School, he taught in 
the department of religion at Yale College. Woods also 
studied English literature at Yale graduate school and 
from 1948-50, taught in the department of English at 
the University of the South. Following his ordination to 
the Episcopal priesthood in 1953, he spent several 
years serving Episcopal churches in Tennessee. 

In 1958, he returned to Sewanee where he taught in 
the seminary and served as rector at Otey Memorial 
Parish. In 1969, he left Sewanee to serve as dean and pres- 
ident of the Virginia Theological Seminary. He retired 
from that position in 1982 and was named dean and pres- 
ident emeritus. Following his departure from Virginia, he 
was involved with a number of world hunger programs. 

Woods was the founder and first chairman of the 
Friends of the Sewanee Summer Music Center. He 
served as chair of the Chattanooga-based Woods-Greer 
Foundation, and was a trustee on the board at St. Paul's 
College in Virginia. He was a trustee of the Episcopal 
Media Center in Atlanta, Ga., St. Andrew's-Sewanee 
School, and the Churches' Center for Theology and 
Public Policy in Washington, D.C. He was a member of 
the board of advisors of Vanderbilt Divinity School, 
served as a board member and chair of the executive 
committee of the Washington Theological Consor- 
tium, as a member of the executive committee of the 
Association of Theological Schools in the U.S. and 
Canada, the Presiding Bishop's Fund for World Relief, 
and the Tennessee Humanities Council. He was award- 
ed an honorary doctor of divinity degree from the 
University of the South in 1969. 

He is survived by his wife Marie and four daughters: 
Kathleen Woods of Nashville, Ellen Polansky of 
Minneapolis, Minn., Margaret Woods of Alexandria, 
Va., and Caroline Woods of Leesburg, Va., and seven 

Hundreds attended the funeral service held March 
9 in All Saints' Chapel with former dean of Virginia 
Seminary the Rev. Dr. Richard Reid, as preacher and 
current dean, the Rev. Martha Home, as participant. 
Interment was in the University Cemetery. 

The family requests that memorials be sent to the 
University of the South, the Virginia Theological 
Seminary, or St. Andrew's-Sewanee School. 

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Anita Goodstein: History Professor 
and Mentor 

Anita Shafer Goodstein, age 
84, William R. Kenan 
Professor of History emeri- 
ta, at the University of the 
South, died, May 12, at her 

She was born in 1929 in 
Brooklyn, N.Y Goodstein was 
a scholarship student at Mount 
Holyoke College, where she 
was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. 
She received her Ph.D. in history from Cornell 
University. In 1953 she married Marvin E. 
Goodstein, also a Cornell Ph.D. The couple came to 
Sewanee in 1955, when Marvin Goodstein was 
appointed to a post in the economics department. 

Anita Goodstein began teaching at the University 
of the South in 1963 and continued to do so until 
her retirement in 1994. Her contributions to the 
University were manifold. She was a continuing role 
model for her students, both female and male, and 
she developed new academic courses including 
American Intellectual and Social History, Indians 
and Blacks in America, and Women in American 
History. As an advocate of civil rights she was instru- 
mental in ending segregation in Sewanee and in the 
Franklin County public schools. In recognition of 
her contributions to the academic and scholarly 
community, the University of the South honored 
her widi a Doctor of Civil Law degree in 1994. 

Goodstein was the author of Nashville 1780-1 860: 
From Frontier- to City, which was awarded the 
Tennessee History Book Award in 1989. In docu- 
menting women's history in Tennessee, she was a 
leading organizer of Tennessee's 75th celebration of 
women's suffrage. She was also the author of 
numerous articles on women's rights and had just 
recently completed an article for the Journal of 
Southern History entitled "A Rare Alliance: African- 
American and White Women in the Tennessee 
Elections of 1919-1920," which is due to appear in 
the May issue of the Journal of Southern History. 
One of the happiest moments of her last day was the 
receipt of news diat the Anita S. Goodstein 
Endowed Lectureship in Women's History was to be 
a reality. 

In addition to her husband, Dr. Goodstein is sur- 
vived by two children, Sarah Hoyle of Knoxville, 
Term., and Eban Goodstein of Portland Ore. She 
also had four grandchildren, Aysha and Benjamin 
Hoyle of Knoxville, and Emma and Liza Goodstein 
of Portland. The family asks that memorial gifts be 
made to the Anita S. Goodstein Endowed 
Lectureship at Sewanee. 

in Altadena, Calif. He was 
a native of Tucson, Ariz. 

Patrick Franklin McCaleb, 

C'56, died Nov. 13, 1997, in 
Durham, N.C. A history 
major at Sewanee, he was a 
member of the Order of 
Gownsmen and of Phi 
Delta Theta fraternity. 

The Rev. Joseph Lamar 
Peacock, T'56, died Sept. 
15, 1997, in Decatur, Ga. 
Retired from the priest- 
hood, he was a 1951 gradu- 
ate of the University of 
Georgia and a 1955 gradu- 
ate of Virginia Theological 
Seminary. He was 
ordained a priest in 1956 
in the Diocese of Georgia. 

The Rev. Robert Parker 
Royall, T'68, died Oct. 10, 

1996, in San Francisco, 

Charlotte Jones Mize, C'77, 

died Jan. 27 1998, in 
Birmingham, Ala. A politi- 
cal science and psychology 
major at Sewanee, she was 
a member of the Order of 
Gownsmen. Survivors 
include her husband, 
Benjamin A. Mize, C78, 
and a son. 

The Rev. David Newson 
Stoner, T'82, died April 25, 

1997, in Huntsville, Ala. 
He was a retired priest in 
the Diocese of Alabama. 
He was ordained to the 
priesthood in 1984, was 
curate of the Church of the 
Ascension in Montgomery 
for one year, and then 
became rector of St. James' 
Church in Alexander City. 
A nationally-known confer- 
ence, workshop, and 
retreat leader, he was 
founding director of the 
Mid-South Yokefellow 
Center and director of a lay 
ministry and counseling 
center in Florida before 
entering the ministry. 

The Rev. Dr. Benjamin 
Almond English, T'88, died 
Jan. 6, 1998. He served as 
rector of Christ Church in 
St. Joseph, La., and vicar of 

Grace Church in 
Waterproof, La., before 
retiring in 1992. Upon 
retirement, he moved to 
Alexandria, La., where he 
served as deputy to the 
Ordinary for the Diocese 
of Western Louisiana. He 
was an alumnus of Mercer 
University and Virginia 
Theological Seminary, as 
well as the School of 
Theology at Sewanee. He 
was ordained to the priest- 
hood in 1957, and served 
parishes in Georgia and 
Louisiana. A native of 
Peach County, Ga., he was 
a teacher and a captain in 
the U.S. Army prior to 
entering the ministry. 
Survivors include two 
daughters and a son. 

William Spain "Will" 
Houseman, C'89, of St. 
Andrews, Tenn., died Jan 1, 
1998. He was a music 
major at Sewanee, and 
went on to earn his M.Ed, 
from Middle Tennessee 
State University in 1992. 
He was employed by the 
Waldon Club in 
Chattanooga, and was 
working on a comic opera 
titled "The Walden" at the 
time of his death. A native 
of St. Petersburg, Fla., he 
was a Mason, a member of 
St. Andrew's Episcopal 
Church, and a composer- 
musician. He had a life- 
long interest in scouting, 
eventually earning the rank 
of Eagle Scout. At age 1 1 , 
he was awarded scouting's 
national service award, the 
Medal of Merit, for helping 
save the lives of two boaters 
off the coast of Florida. 
Survivors include his par- 
ents, Ernest and Betty 
Houseman of Orlando, 
Fla., a sister, an uncle, a 
niece, and several cousins. 

The Rev. Susan Jane Frye, 
T'97, vicar of St. 

Bartholomew's, High 
Springs, and St. Matthew's, 
Mayo, in the Diocese of 
Florida, died April 24, 
1998. She was 48. Born in 
New York State and raised 
in Florida (the daughter of 
an Episcopal priest) she 

earned a degree in visual 
disabilities from Florida 
State University. She was a 
home teacher for the blind 
in Georgia and earned a 
master's degree in rehabili- 
tation teaching. She 
worked as a mental health 
counselor in Perry, Fla. and 
moved to Live Oak, Fla. to 
be a counselor and mem- 
ber of a child protection 
team for the North Florida 
Mental Health Association 
in Lake City. A member of 
the Daughters of the King, 
participant in cursillos, 
active communicant at St. 
Luke's, Live Oak, she 
entered the School of 
Theology at Sewanee in 
1994 and graduated with a 
master of divinity degree in 
May, 1997. She worked with 
the youth groups and did 
mission work with children 
in Appalachia while at sem- 
inary. She was ordained a 
deacon in the Diocese of 
Florida in June 1997 and a 
priest in December. 
Predeceased by her par- 
ents, she is survived by two 
brothers and a sister. 

Ann Sammons Black died 
Sept. 25, 1997, in Madison, 
Tenn. By resolution in 
October 1997, she was 
named posthumously an 
honorary member of the 
Associated Alumni. She 
was the wife of Thomas M. 
Black, C'58, and the moth- 
er of Thomas M. Black, Jr., 
C'86, Robert S. Black, 
C'89, and Ann Marie 
Thompson. An active and 
tireless supporter of the 
University of the South, 
particularly the athletic 
program, she founded the 
Parents' Booster Club. She 
was a 1962 graduate of 
Memphis State University. 



To Break Thy Bread 


First of all, I would say how pleased and proud I am to 
be here at an event which I have dreamed of witness- 
ing since my first days as a member of this faculty. 
Soon, on this spot a new and magnificent dining facility 
will be erected and the promise of this building and the 
role it will play in onr common life is thrilling to me. 

My first meal in Gailor Hall in die fall of 1969 con- 
vened hh- that tin- University of the Sonth nrgendy need- 
ed a fine place to gather lor meals and the companion- 
ship and conversation that dining in an academic com- 
munity should involve. 

The exterior of Gailor Hall revealed the budgetary 
problems that occurred at the time of its building, and 
though the student body only numbered about 500 in 
1969, die dining room was crowded, and also hot and 
noisy. There was no architectural detail of any conse- 
quence or interest in the interior of the building, and I 
went away from lunch feeling disappointed in the only 
aspect of this institution that hadn't measured up to my 
very high expectations. I am certain over the years that 
others have shared my negative response to the Gailor 

Like so many people who are atuacted to Sewanee 
life, I find great meaning in die aesthetic dimension of 
academe. The pursuit of truth is a lofty, but somewhat 
absuact endeavor, and my commitment to it needs to be 
reinforced by a constant series of beautiful moments to 
remind me of its validity. Sewanee life generally abounds 
in such moments: We live on a beautiful mountain where 
the sunrises and sunsets, the changing foliage, and the 
pure air generate a wonderful backdrop for our intellec- 
tual endeavors. 

In the mornings when I ride my bicycle down 
University Avenue to my office, I sometimes feel as 
though I am on the set of some 1950 movie about an idyl- 
lic college town because die Domain seems so pristine 
and lovely. We say our prayers here in a handsome chapel 
where die beauty of holiness is represented in die ancient 
liturgies of the church and the soaring melodies of the 
University Choir. Our handsome library, our venerable 
classrooms, our substantial dormitories, and of late even 
the magnificent gymnasium and manicured playing fields 
have contributed to the genuine beauty of the Sewanee 
way of life. The ancient wisdom which is imparted on this 
campus is enhanced and made memorable by the aes- 
dietic context in which it is communicated. 

But one crucial feature of life on this Domain remains 
notably lacking in the style and grace which we like to 
think of as typical of Sewanee. For years now but particu- 
larly as the student body has grown to nearly 1,300, we 
have been eating our meals in a dining hall which, 
though sufficient to provide adequate physical nourish- 
ment, has done little to satisfy our souls. Those of us who 
have found in the Oxford-Cambridge Colleges models 
for our academic enterprise can only feel chagrin when 
we compare the elegant dining halls for the faculty and 
students in the great colleges of the modier country with 

our own facility. I remember once being a guest for din- 
ner at Christ Church Oxford and seated in diat magnifi- 
cent hall. I felt an overwhelming sense of envy for the 
ambiance enjoyed at meal time by diat community of 
scholars. But I now believe that a whole new dimension of 
aesthetic experience at Sewanee is about to dawn, and I 
greet it widi enormous enthusiasm. A period of relative 
prosperity in die University, a successful Campaign lot 
Sewanee, and the determination and vision of Vice- 
Chancellor Williamson and this generation of Sewanee's 
leaders, are providing us what will be the most beautiful 
dining facility on any small college campus in this county. 

We have gone about the process of creating this dining 
hall with care and prudence. A brilliant architect with an 
impressive record of previous architectural triumphs on 
odier campuses was recruited and commissioned to 
design the building which we begin to build this clay. 
Malcolm Holtzman and members of his firm have spent 
countless hours on the Domain assessing our needs and 
growing in their appreciation of die special qualities of this 
community and its existing architectural context. He has 
envisioned for us a building which will allow our academ- 
ic community to dine in an environment commensurate 
with the spiritual and intellectual tradition and die high 
learning and good manners of die University of the South. 

During The Campaign for Sewaneewe have talked about 
the Founders of this institution and our commitment to 
sustaining their great vision of what diis place might 
become. I like to think of the delight those war-weary 
souls with their dogged determination to preserve the 
noblest elements of the way of life they had defended 
would think if they could behold the University of the 
Soudi at the end of the twentieth century, flourishing 
and providing a cadre of cultured and refined ladies and 
gentlemen to lead the Church, the South and a united 
nation into the millennium. The Old South and the New 
have cherished the traditions that center around meal 
times, and eating has never been regarded as a mere bio- 
logical function in this region. So I imagine diat our 
Founders would rejoice that the University of die South 
will soon be able to experience a high level of beauty and 
refinement at meal times in the building which is begun 
this day. It will be a building which our generation can be 
proud to have built and also to leave to those who will 
come after us and will recall us fondly in this place for 
what we have bequeathed to diem. 

In the chapel of this University we have often prayed 
for "a never-failing succession of benefactors" who might 
sustain and improve our corporate life in this institution. 
Today it seems clear to me that once again our prayers 
have been answered and that our students will soon be 
able to eat and to talk to one another and, on occasion, 
to their teachers in an elegant and inspiring building. It 
will become a crucial aspect of die Sewanee experience 
and conuibute to our rich fund of Sewanee memories. 
That thought makes me very happy and also certain that 
this is a day that the Lord has made. Let us be glad and 
rejoice in it. 

Sewanee Professor of English John Reishman has taught al 
the University for 30 years. He made this address at the ground- 
breaking for the University Commons in May. 

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campus is 

enhanced and 

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Cover photo, contents photo: 
©1998 Shonna Valesha 

What's Love Got to 
do With It? 

What do you get 
when you cross a clas- 
sical liberal arts edu- 
cation, dry wit, and a 
little romance? Judy 
O'Brien, C'81, com- 
bines these elements 
and more in her suc- 
cessful commercial 
fiction. ^i £* 

Sewanee in Pictures 

Selections from 
Katharine Scrantom's 

Setvanee: Grace Revealed 


Sewanee at Lambeth 

Few institutions at the 
Thirteenth Lambeth 
Conference had a 
broader representa- 
tion than 
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Sustaining Costa Rica 

Professor James 
Peters follows the 
search for answers to 
Costa Rica's struggle. 


Vice Chancellor's 

Examining new horizons for 

the liberal arts 

On the Mountain 


Sewanee ranks in top twenty- 
five liberal arts colleges in the 
nation • University launches 
new web page • The class of 
2002 comes to the Mountain • 
New vice president and univer- 
sity relations officers join the 
staff • Mary Susan Cushman 
and Martha McCrory among 
new honorary degree 

Faculty Pages 

What some Sewanee professors 
did on their summer vacations 
• Tennessee Williams fellows 
join the faculty • Reading selec- 
tions from Wyatt Prunty • 
Scholarly activities 

Spring Sports 

Women's Tennis • Men's Tennis 
• Men's Golf • Women's Golf • 
Baseball • Equestrian • Men's 
Track • Women's 


Celebrating faithful 


Alumni Pages 

Reunion for twenty fabulous 
years of football • 
Alumni events 

Class Notes 



Gil Gilchrist 


Gerald Smith's vision of 
Eternal Sewanee T^C 

With this issue of Sewanee, I am pleased to welcome Sarah 
Metzgar as the new editor. Sarah is a 1994 graduate of the college 
and began her career in higher education communications under 
former editor Robert Bradford. After a two year term at Sewanee, 
she then moved to Savannah, Georgia, where she was the assistant 
director of university relations at a school of 5,600 students. Her 
experience in publications and dedication to Sewanee have already 
made her a valuable addition to the Office of University Relations. 

Thomas P. Bonner 
Vice President for University Relations 


Fall 1998 

Thomas P. Bonner 

Vice President for Lkuvirsity 


Sarah Metzgar, C'94 

Joe Romano 

Aswciate Editor 

Ken Monis 
Art Director 

Jonathan Webster, C'93 
CJass Notes Editor 

Associated Ahmad Officers 

Thomas S. Rue, C'68 


Nora Frances Stone McRae, C'77 
Vice President for Admission 

Susan Hine Duke, C83 

Vice President for Planned Giving 

Craig S. Wilson, C'82 
Vice President for Regions 

Charles J. (Chuck) Nabit, C77 
Vice President for the Sewanee Annua! Eund 

Laurie Jarrett Rogers, C'85 
Vice President for Corner Services 

Paul J. Greeley, C'54 
Vice President for Reunions 

H. Hunter Huckabay.Jr., T'69, T'83 
Ex Officio Vice President for Church Relations 

James K. Yeary, C64, T'69, T'89 
Ex Officio Vice President for School o( Theology Alumni 

H.W. "Yogi" Anderson m, C'72 

Executive Dinrtor 
Associated Alumni 


Stephen Alvarez, C'87 

Lyn Hutchinson 

Jim Peters 

Charley Watkins,T'90 

Katharine Scran toin 

Maurice Taylor 

Tyler Vaughey, C'95 

Sarah T Moore 

Contributing Writers: 

Lairy Dagenhart 

Kristin Jones, C'99 

Sarah T Moore 

Kelly Smith, COO 

James and Cheri Peters 

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I want to reexamine the role of the liberal arts in a 
small liberal arts university and to note some of the 
salient discussions occurring here and elsewhere 
about die role, purposes, dilemmas, and challenges we 
face. I juxtapose those challenges with opportunities 
posed for the liberal arts by new technologies and sug- 
gest that a fusion of the liberal arts with the new tech- 
nologies may offer the University of the South a series 
of major competitive and intellectual advantages. 

To frame the discussion, I draw heavily from four 
books, some you may have read. Charles Frazier's Cold 
Mountain, E.O. Wilson's Consilience: The Unity of 
Knowledge, Frank Vandever's biography of General 
Josiah Gorgas (the second vice chancellor), and the Dr. 
Seuss classic Green Eggs and Ham. 

In Cold Mountain, this year's freshmen book, a 
wounded Confederate soldier deserts the war and 
returns toward his home in western North Carolina. His 
journey is like that of Odysseus in The Odyssey. Fully 
understanding Cold Mountain requires not only a 
knowledge of the classics, but also the background, 
skills, knowledge, understanding, and synthesis of com- 
plex ideas that a liberal arts education confers. 

To this end, Sewanee students complete a set of gen- 
eral education requirements that expand their under- 
standing of the interconnectedness of life. That com- 
mitment to a broad-based liberal arts understanding is 
critical to our curriculum and must remain. 

Yet the strategic planning process has prompted 
nagging questions that I believe we must debate. Is our 
curriculum truly preparing students for the world of 
the future rather than the world of the past? Have we 
recently asked ourselves why we have this set of require- 
ments as opposed to some others? Where does tech- 
nology fit into all of this? I urge all of us to consider 
some of these points, uncomfortable as they may be, 
because I believe any academic community must always 
ask itself the questions: Why are we doing what we are 
doing, and is this the right choice? 

E.O. Wilson's provocative, disturbing study on 
Consilience may be one of the reasons that such an exam- 
ination of die curriculum is necessary. Wilson argues 
that man is a material being and religion and ethics are 
mere artifacts of the interaction between culture and 
genetics over thousands of years. His book returns to 
the age of rationalism, to the Enlightenment, and to 
the earlier confidence of the sciences in explaining 
everything that really counts. It is thus an attack on 
many of the recent trends in the humanities as well as a 
challenge to religion and religious belief. 

Wilson dismisses the age-old canard of culture ver- 
sus heredity by saying that culture and heredity are con- 
stantly interacting. Those cultural features that ensure 
survival become coded into the genes, and he cites var- 
ious examples. He argues that ethics has no transcen- 
dental basis, nor does religion. And he challenges all of 
us to see how to connect his scientific approach with 
our own disciplines. 

Some may quickly dismiss Wilson as a bit of crank, 
brilliant but a crank. I suggest that we need to under- 
stand his positions and then rise to his challenge. This 

challenge can then be the basis for discussions among 
faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences and die 
School of Theology. 

There are other challenges and opportunities pre- 
sented to us by the new teaching technologies: the com- 
puter, Internet, new information sources, new ways to 
address materials, new ways to simulate and experiment 
in the sciences. Some traditionalists may find this jarring 
in our rural setting, but I would remind my audience 
that technology had an early and strong influence on 
the life of the university. General Gorgas, the second 
vice chancellor of the University of the South, was the 
great technological genius of the South during the Civil 
War, who later taught the sciences and engineering. 

Now, vast new technologies enable the university to 
participate as a leader in the approaching century. 
Sewanee became the first Southern liberal arts college 
to wire its campus in the early 1990s. In recent years, we 
have explored and supported a host of approaches and 
pedagogies to enhance and improve the quality of our 
instruction and research. The Center for Teaching, the 
new Mellon Grant for instructional technology, efforts 
in the sciences and the humanities, and the aggressive 
and creative work of numerous faculty are improving 
learning at Sewanee. 

Are all of us comfortable with this new technology? 
No, and that is to be expected. Is diis new technology 
really going to change higher education? Yes. Will this 
new technology change the way we think about publi- 
cation, about professional skills, about research? Almost 
certainly. Will the faculty make the final curriculum 
decisions? Certainly. Clearly, we are poised to meet the 
challenges posed by this technology. 

Our hesitancy to embrace technology and our gen- 
eral skepticism about change bring to mind the chal- 
lenge offered by Sam-I-Am in Dr. Seuss' s Green Eggs and 
Ham. This summer I was invited to read Green Eggs and 
Ham to the children in the community, out on the front 
steps of All Saints'. After many taunts, from boats and 
goats to houses and mouses, there is that magic 
moment when our hero screws up his courage for one 
small taste of the detested concoction: "Say! I like green 
eggs and ham! I do! I like them, Sam-I-Am." 

We may not like to tiiink anew about the curricu- 
lum, or how our religious and ethical beliefs are chal- 
lenged, but like Sam-I-Am, I suggest that the trends of 
the future may pressure us. We, as an institution, will be 
at risk if we do not have the courage to taste just a bit of 
the green eggs and ham. They may look strange at first, 
but we must sample the future. We may even come to 
like it. In fact, some of us may decide we love green eggs 
and ham, and others may choose not to eat them again. 

In any case, we will be a stronger, more vibrant lib- 
eral arts university and the quality and the character of 
our intellectual life will be enhanced by the process. 
That is our challenge for this penultimate academic 
before the end of this millennia. 


Sewanee/Fall 1998 


Class of 2002 Arrives 

Saturday, August 22, was a beautiful, cloudless 
day on the Mountain. More important, however, 
it was the arrival day of the Class of 2002. 
Parents and freshmen were busy unloading cars 
and stuffing dorm rooms with all the necessities of 
college life, while more experienced dorm staff 
members helped and greeted the anxious new- 
comers. By the end of the day, cars were empty and 
the campus was covered with 382 freshman from 
all over the world. 

The Class of 2002 consists of 198 women and 184 
men. The class represents thirty-six states and five for- 
eign countries. There are eighty-three Tennesseans, 
thirty-seven Georgians, and thirty-six Texans. 
Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, 
Florida, and Virginia also have over twenty 
representatives in the Class of 2002. Five indi- 
viduals traveled across the ocean from 
Bulgaria, France, Germany, Nepal, and 

The university not only attracts young 
people from around the world, but also 
enrolls students with outstanding academic 
qualities. Over half of this freshman class 
ranked in the top ten percent of their high 
school graduating class. The average high 
school GPA of the class is 3.53. 

The faculty, staff, and returning stu- 
dents are excited to welcome the Class of 
2002, and with such a promising freshman 
class on campus, Sewanee's strong acade- 
mic tradition will persevere. 

Sewanee in U.S. Ate Top 25 and Named 
10th Among 'Best Values' 

The University of the South has been ranked twenty- 
fourth among the nation's best liberal arts colleges 
according to a recent issue of U.S. News & World 
Report. The ranking represents Sewanee's best place- 
ment in the magazine's annual Best Colleges issue. 
Last year, Sewanee was ranked twenty-seventh. 

"We are very pleased that the external world rec- 
ognizes the excellence that has long characterized a 
Sewanee education," commented Vice Chancellor 
Samuel R. Williamson. 

U.S. News also produces a best values ranking in 
which the University of the South placed tenth. This 
second ranking takes into account factors of cost, 
financial aid, and quality of education. According to 
the magazine, "because U.S. Neivs believes that the 
best values are found among colleges that are above 
average academically, only the top half of national 
institutions in the quality rankings are considered." 

Among the factors it considers, U.S. News bases its 
rankings on academic reputation, retention, faculty 
resources, selectivity, financial resources, and alumni 
The University of the South 

Top: New gownsmen celebrate on the quad. Two hundred seven- 
teen students from the College of Arts and Sciences and School of 
Theology ivere inducted into the Order of Gownsmen at Advent 
convocation. Abow: Katherine Kelley (left) and roommate 
Jordan Engard at FowlrrFest, an evening of activities at the 
Fowler Center. LEFT: Professor Bill Clarkson serves his freshman 
advisees dinner. The tradition of a home-cooked meal at advisors' 
houses was again revisited during freshman orientation. 


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Sewanee Hires New Vice President and 
University Relations Officers 

Dave Simpson recently 
joined the University 
of the South admin- 
istration as the vice presi- 
dent for business and 
community relations. 
Simpson, who replaces 
former Vice President 
Tom Kepple, comes to 
Sewanee from his posi- 
tion as chief financial 
officer of the United 
States Military Academy 
in West Point, New York. 
The Office of 
Communications an- 
nounced the addition of 
two new staff members. 
Sarah Metzgar, C 94, 
joined the office as the 
director of publications. 
As part of her duties, 
Metzgar serves as the 
editor of Sewanee. She 
comes to her post from 
Armstrong Atlantic State 
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Georgia, where she was the assistant director of 1 
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Ken Pooley was named web content developer this 

summer. Pooley oversees the development of web- 
based applications for the university. He moved to 
Sewanee from Newport, Rhode Island, where he taught 
at St. George's School. 

Linda Latchford, C96, joined the Office of Alumni 
Relations as the assistant director of alumni relations. 
Latchford was the purchasing assistant at Brinker 
International in Dallas, Texas, before moving to 
Sewanee. She is responsible for a number of alumni 
club and young alumni activities and will launch an 
alumni educational program. 

Tennessee Williams Center Update 

The Tennessee Williams 
Center is near comple- 
tion. The renovations 
and additions to the 
Sewanee Military Academy 
gymnasium have yielded a 
beautiful, state-of-the-art 
center for the performing 
arts. The Proctor Hill 
Theatre, named for J. 
Proctor Hill, C'60, is a 
multi-form theatre that 
allows flexibility for seat- 
ing and stage design. The 
Computer Aided Drafting 
and Design Lab is the finest lab of its kind located in a 
drama department in the country. Computer stations 
for professors and students are equipped with scene 
design, lighting design, and costume design software. 
Other facilities include a dance studio, dressing rooms, 
make-up rooms, faculty offices, and costume shop. 

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Cushman and McCrory Among Founders' 
Day Honorary Degree Recipients 

Author and educator Doris Betts examined the 
world of the Christian scholar in a secular institu- 
tion during her talk, "The Ghost in the Academic 
Machine," at the annual Founders' Day Convocation 
on October 13. 

At the ceremony, the university also awarded five 
honorary degrees. In addition to Betts, degrees were 
awarded to Mary Susan Cushman, retired dean of stu- 
dents, Martha McCrory, who stepped down as director 
of the Sewanee Summer Music Center, the Rt. Rev. 
Charles Wallis Ohl, bishop of the Diocese of Northwest 
Texas, and Ralph Douglas Porch, professor of National 
Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School. 

Doris June Waugh Betts is the alumni distinguished 
professor in the English department at the University of 
North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Born in Statesville, North 
Carolina, Betts attended the University of North 
Carolina and was later named a Guggenheim Fellow. 
She worked as an editor for a number of daily newspa- 
pers before joining the faculty at UNC, where she first 
served as a lecturer in the English department. She 
later became the assistant dean of the honors program 
and the director of the fellows program. She served as 
chair of the department from 1982 to 1985. Betts has 
authored five novels and three collections of stories, 
including Souls Raised from the Dead, Heading West, The 
Gentle Insurrection, and Beasts of the Southern Wild and 
Other Stories. She has received many awards for her work, 
including a Sir Walter Raleigh award in 1965 for her 
novel, The Scarlet Thread. She received the John Caldwell 
Award for Service in the Humanities in 1992, and has 
received honorary degrees from Erskine College, 
Greensboro College, and UNC-Greensboro. 

Mary Susan L. Cushman retired in May 1994 from 
her position at the University of the South as dean of 
students. Cushman, formerly dean of women, served 
in the dean's office since 1972. After receiving her 
bachelor's degree from Wellesley College, Cushman 
attended Harvard University, where she received a 
master's in education. After serving the Sewanee pub- 
lic school as a teacher and principal, she joined the 
faculty of the university as a lecturer in education. 
She later became the director of the Teacher 
Education Program, a duty she continued until 1996. 
She was made an honorary alumna of the University 
of the South in 1994. During the Twenty-Five Years of 
Women at Sewanee celebration, the Mar)' Susan 
Cushman Scholarship was established in her honor. 
Each academic year, a junior woman in the college 
receives the award. 

Martha McCrory retired in August after serving 
more than four decades as executive director of the 
Sewanee Summer Music Center. McCrory was the 
founding director of the program and a professor of 
music. She previously served as an assistant professor of 
music at Trinity University, in Texas, and Drake 
University, in Iowa. She received both a master's in 
music and an artist's diploma in violoncello from the 
Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. A 
devoted teacher of music, McCrory has been a member 
of six symphonies, including those in Nashville and 
Chattanooga. In 1981, Governor Lamar Alexander 
honored McCrory for her devotion to Tennessee arts. 
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In the same year, the Sewanee Summer Music Program 
won first prize from the National Federation of Music 
Clubs for the promotion of American music. During 
the course of her career, McCrory received an extensive 
number of awards and honors. 

The Rt. Rev. Charles Wallis Ohl Jr., C'65, is the 
bishop of the Diocese of Northwest Texas. Born in 
Bay City, Texas, Ohl returned to his native state after 
spending six years as the rector of St. Michael's the 
Archangel Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 
Before that, Ohl served as assistant to the dean of St. 
Paul's Cathedral in Oklahoma City and later as rector 
of St. Michael's Church in Norman, Oklahoma. He 
received his bachelor's degree from the University of 
the South in 1965 and later joined the marines. He 
received his master's in divinity from the Nashotah 
House in Wisconsin. A graduate and mentor of 
Sewanee's Education for Ministry Program, Ohl is 
also the author of Introduction into the Household of God. 

Ralph Douglas Porch, C'67, has been professor of 
national security affairs at the Naval Postgraduate 
School since 1996. Prior to this position, he taught at 
the Naval War College, the Marine Corps University 
and The Citadel. Porch has published several titles 
including The Trench Foreign Legion and The French Secret 
Services: From the Dreyfus Affair to the Gulf War, which was 
published in both French and English. His current 
research focuses on modern and imperial warfare. In 
1967, Porch received a bachelor's degree from the 
University of the South and later studied in France and 
Wales. In addition to writing and teaching, Porch is the 
associate editor of Military History Quarterly. He is a 
member of the American Historical Association, the 
Society for Military History, and the Western Society for 
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Amazing Antiquity: Christopher Bryan 
In the Footsteps of St. Paul 


his summer, Christopher Bryan stood and 

looked in awe at the theater in Ephesus fanning 

out up the slopes of Mt. Pion. 

It's amazing. Just amazing," muses Bryan, feet 
propped on his desk, 
remembering that 

moment. Built in the 
Hellenistic period of 
the third century BC, it 
is still the largest theater 
structure in Turkey, 
holding 24,000 specta- 
tors who, in the third 
and fourth centuries, 
watched animal fights 
and gladiator games. 

"I'd never set foot 
in Turkey before," 
Bryan says, "All the his- 
toric sites are being 
restored by a colossal 
international effort, 
much funded by the 
Turkish government. 
They realize what a 
treasure they have." 

Bryan, professor of 
New Testament at the 
School of Theology, 
taught the theology of 
St. Paul for two weeks 
in June, for a course 
sponsored by St. George's College in Jerusalem. 
Bryan lectured on St. Paul, then moved aside to 
become a student and hear other faculty, biblical 

archaeologists, teach about the ancient ruins. 

"It was a pilgrimage, not just a tour," says Bryan. 
"That's what I liked about it. People did talk theology." 

The course was "In the Footsteps of St. Paul," and 
traced sites where the apostie Paul traveled, preached, 
and lived. Paul's epistles in the Bible laid the founda- 
tion on which later Christian theology was built. 

The group of forty people spent time in Jerusalem, 
then moved along coastal routes following the Black, 
Aegean, and Mediterranean seas. Among the cities vis- 
ited were Ankara and Istanbul. They prayed in the 
church in Nicea, where the Council of Nicea took 
place, and in a house in Ephesus where "there is a 
strong tradition that our Lady lived." 

"The synagogue in Antioch in Pisidia has to be 
where Paul preached," Bryan says. "It was tremen- 
dous. Very exciting to be there." 

Ephesus was one of the most important cities of 
the world, he says. "It's a ruin now, but being put 
together. The library of Hadrian, from the early sec- 
ond century, the sense of antiquity — is amazing." 

Bryan was also impressed with the Hagia Sophia 
in Istanbul. Built in the fourth century as a Christian 
church, the Church of the Holy Wisdom, it later 
became a mosque, and is now a secular museum. 

"What was rather wonderful was to see Muslims 
standing about praying and Christians standing 
about praying. Muslims still thought of it as a 
mosque and Christians thought of it as a church." 

Now back at Sewanee, Bryan teaches seminary 
courses on St. Paul with "much more of a vivid sense 
of that world in which he moved." 

"It reinforced my feelings for the world of classical 
antiquity. Paul, and everyone else of that time, was a 
member of the great culture which stretched all 
around the Mediterranean basin. It was a single 
empire, from Britain to India, for centuries. Paul was 
a citizen of that empire. Jesus, too. It was 

C U L T Y 


A. Manette Ansay, Tennessee Williams Fellow, 
recently published her fourth book, River Angel 
Her next book, Midnight Champagne, will be out this 
spring. Don Armentrout, church history and his- 
torical theology, published "The Fastest Two Hours 
of a Worshipper's Life: Metropolitan AMF Church, 
Washington D.C." in Anglican and Episcopal History 
and "William Hethcock, An Academic history and 
Bibliography" in the Sewanee Theological Review. His 
article on William Booth appeared in the Dictionary 
of Literary Biography and his entries on William 
Porcher DuBose, Thomas Frank Gailor, and 
Charles Todd Quintard appeared in the Tennessee 
Encyclopedia of History and Culture. Armentrout has 
preached and lectured to clergy and congregations 
across the United States. Nicole Barenbaum, psy- 
chology, and co-authors A.J. Stewart, A. P. 
Copeland, N. L. Chester, and J.E. Malley, published 
Separating 'Together: How Divorce Transforms Families. 

Barenbaum also published "The Case(s) of 
Gordon Allport" in the Journal of Personality and 
presented "'Idiographic' and 'Nomothetic': 
Gordon Allport's 'Introduction' of Personality 
Psychology as Historical and Natural Science" at 
the International Society for the History of 
Behavioral and Social Sciences. Nancy Berner, biol- 
ogy, and H. Craig Heller, of Stanford University, 
published "Does the preoptic anterior hypothala- 
mus receive thermoafferent information?" in the 
American Journal of Physiology. She was also awarded 
a National Science Foundation grant and an 
Appalachian College Association fellowship. John 
Bordley and Don Krogstad, chemistry, presented 
"Web Based Pre-Laboratory Exercises in General 
Chemistry" at the Gordon Research Conference on 
Chemical Education in Oxford, England. Charles 
Brockett, political science, published the second 
edition of Land, Power, and Poverty: Agrarian 

Transformation and Political Conflict in Central 
America. The first edition was a Choice Outstanding 
Academic Book of the Year. Edward Carlos, fine 
arts, attended the International World Congress on 
Philosophy where he presented "Fomentation in 
the Creative Process: Metaphorical Effigies of 
Mystic Consciousness" which developed from the 
working process of his exhibition Creation and the 
Principle of Light. This fall, he exhibited Eros and ' Mer, 
a subset from Galaxy Aquarium, in Memphis, 
Tennessee. Those drawings will also be shown at 
Grace Plaza in Nashville. Hand in Hand Gallery in 
Flat Rock, Tennessee, recently exhibited drawings 
and watercolors. Gregory Clark, art histoiy, had 
Made in Flanders: The Master of the Ghent Privileges and 
Manuscript Illumination in the Southern Netherlands in 
the Time of Philip the Good, a book-length mono- 
graph, accepted for publication. His book The 
Hours of Isabel la Catolicawas published in German 



and is scheduled for print in English next year. 
Priscilla Coleman, psychology, published "College 

students' attitudes toward abortion and commit- 
ment to the issue," with co-authors E.S. Nelson and 
C.L. Carlton, in Social Science Journal and "Self-effi- 
cacy and parenting quality: Findings and future 
applications," with co-author K.H. Karraker, in 
Developmental Review. Her titles in press include 
papers lor the Journal of American College Heath, the 
Journal oj Social and Clinical Psychology, the 
International Journal oj Reproductive Psychology, and 
International Education. Coleman also presented 
"Parenting self-efficacy beliefs among mothers of 
school-age children," with co-author H.K. Karraker, 
at the American Psychological Society Tenth 
Annual Convention. Christopher Conn, philoso- 
phy, had a paper titled "Two Arguments for 
Lockean Four-dimensionalism" accepted for publi- 
cation by the British Journal Jor the History oj 
Philosophy. Henrietta Croom, biology, presented 
"Radiation and phylogeny of tetragnathid spiders 
(Araneae) in Hawaii" at die International Congress 
of Entomology Symposium on the Legacy of R.C.L. 
Perkins. She also published an article titled 
"Phylogenic relationships and adaptive shifts 
among major clades of Tetragnatha spiders 
(Araneae: Tetragnathidae) in Hawaii" in Pacific 
Science. James Davidheiser, German, participated in 
two seminars on "Standards in Foreign Language 
Teaching" and a "Total Physical Response 
Storytelling" workshop. He will present a three- 
hour workshop on "Small Groups in Foreign 
Language Classrooms" to western Tennessee for- 
eign language teachers at Union College in 
Jackson, Tennessee. Davidheiser also published 
"Die deutsche Sprache iin heutigen Europa aus der 
Sicht eines amerikanischen Germanisten" in 
Muttersprache and served as a reviewer for Bucknell 
University Press. Robert Delcamp, music, recorded 
the Dupre Works for Organ Volume 2 on the NAXOS 

Tennessee Williams Writers Join Faculty 




ny Anderson and A. Manette 
isay join the college faculty 
lis semester through the 
Tennessee Williams Fellowships. 
Ansay teaches fiction writing as a 
Tennessee Williams Fellow, and 
Anderson teaches poetry as a fellow 
and freshman English as a visiting 
faculty member. 

Anderson earned his undergradu- 
ate degree in English from the 
University of Cincinnati and his MA in 
poetry in 1989 from Johns Hopkins 
University. He taught at the Delbarton School in New Jersey for the last eight years. Anderson 
worked as a stiff member for the Sewanee Writers' Conference from 1992 to 1998 and was a 
charter member of die Sewanee Young Writers' Conference, where he has instructed since 1994. 
In 1997, Anderson published his first book of poetry, January Rain. His poems have 
also appeared in the Sewanee Theological Review and various other journals and maga- 
zines, including the Southern Review, The New Republic, Poetry, and Southwest Review. 

Although Anderson's experience in summer conferences made the passage into 
Sewanee life much easier, he recognizes vast differences between Sewanee summers and 
the academic year. "1 had associated Sewanee with a peaceful, relaxing pace," he says. 
"It's remarkable to see how vibrant Sewanee can be — it's electric." 

A. Manette Ansay earned an MFA in fiction from Cornell University in 1991. She was 
a tenure-track professor at Vanderbilt University until the spring of 1997 when she 
resigned to have more time for her own writing. She has since taught at Warren Wilson 
College in the low-residency MFA program, and she lectured at the Sewanee Young 
Writers' Conference. Ansay was also a Writers' Conference fellow in 1995, and she 
worked as a fellow at Yaddo in 1994 and MacDowell Colony in 1991 and 1995. 

After finishing her graduate program at Cornell, the National Endowment for the 
Aits awarded Ansay an arts grant. Through this, she began an intense period of writing. 
Her first novel, Vinegar Hill, was named one of the Best Books of 1994 by the Chicago 
Tribune, and it won a Friends of American Writers Prize in 1995 for a book set in the 
Midwest. Her second book, a collection of stories called Read This and Tell Me Wliat It 
Says, won the Associated Writing Program's 1994 Short Fiction Series Prize, the 1995 
Paterson Prize, and the 1996 Great Lakes Book Award. The title story won the Nelson 
Algren Prize in 1992, and another story, "Sybil", won a 1994 Pushcart Prize. Ansay 's sec- 
ond novel, Sister, was named a Notable Book by the New York Times; her third novel, River 
Angel, has just been published. 

01 PI 

Works for Organ Vol. 2 

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Kobtrt IVk-aHip, Ortpin 

Leff: Professor Greg Clark 's book The 
Hours of Isabel la Catolica was published 
in German and is scheduled for print in 
English next year. Abow: Professor Robert 
Delcamp recently recorded works by Dupre. 

label. A review of the CD appeared in the 
July/ August 1998 issue of American Record Guide. 
Delcamp will release two more CDs for NAXOS in 
this series. The Education for Ministry Program 
(EFM), under the direction of Edward de Bary, 
recently revised the Education for Ministry Common 
Lessons and Supporting Materials. The manual is used 
across the globe as a teaching tool for the EFM pro- 
gram, de Bary also posted a class titled The Doctrine 
of Creation on the World Wide Web. D. Elwood 
Dunn, political science, published "Liberia's Internal 
Responses to ECOMOG's Interventionist Efforts" in 
Peacekeeping in Africa: ECOMOG in Liberia. Dunn also 
presented "Political background and basis of con- 
Hie l in Liberia" and "The Role of ECOMOG and 
Other External Actors in Liberia" at the 
Conference on Irregular Warfare and State Failure 
in Liberia and Sierra Lome. Sherwood Ebey, math- 

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We'll Always Have Paris: Laurie Ramsey and 
the Sewanee in France Summer Program 


\hh summer, Laurie Ramsey, assistant professor of French, 
walked clown the Champs-Elysees. Literally. "I walked down 
the middle of the road," she laughs. "It was a unique expe- 

Ramsey accompanied six Sewanee students to France for 
the Sewanee Summer in France Program, a six-week journey 
in French literature and culture. After a month in Hyeres, on 
the Mediterranean, the group travelled to the Loire Valley, 
and finally, to Paris for a very special week in July. 

When France brought home the World Cup, she and her 
students were able to participate in some serious celebrating. 
Ramsey attended a concert by tenors Luciano Pavoratti, Jose 
Carreras, and Placido Domingo, mingled with proud crowds 
in the streets, and saw the French soccer team during their triumphant march down one 
of the most famous streets in the world. "It was wonderful to be in Paris at such an excit- 
ing time," she remembers. 

It wasn't all fun and games, though. The trip required almost five months of prepara- 
tion. From reservations, to registration, to financial reports, the program requires a sig- 
nificant amount of attention to be successful. "I first went on the trip in 1996 to learn the 
ropes," she says. Professor George Poe had been leading the program since its inception 
in 1989 and was the guiding light to those who wanted a summer experience in France. 
This year, he passed the torch to Ramsey who made the' arrangements, taught a class on 
French culture and literature, and ultimately was responsible for the six students who 
went on the trip. 

"I learned a lot about human nature," she says, "I also became a better driver, wrote 
half of an article, taught a new course, and," she smiles, "I spent four wonderful weeks in 
the south of France." 

ematics, has been named interim director of infor- 
mation and technology at Sewanee. As interim 
director, Ebey will be responsible for overseeing the 
eventual merger of the university's information and 
technology divisions, including" duPont Library and 
computing services, which comprises academic 
computing, print services, telecommunications, 
network sendees, and systems and programming. 
Jonathan Evans, biology, and Kevin Hiers, C'96, 
published an article titled "The effect of anthrac- 
nose blight on dogwood mortality and forest com- 
munity structure in Sewanee, Tennessee" in 
Conservation Biology. The research was picked up as 
a story by the Chattanooga Timesand was included in 
the textbook Essentials of Conservation Biology. Evans 
presented a paper with undergraduate Sarah 
McCarthy, C'99, on the "Population dynamics of 
overcup oak (quercus lyrata) in a seasonally flood- 
ed kaist depression" al [he Annual Meeting "I the 
Botanical Society of America. Karl W. Fisher, lan- 
guage laboratory, attended the Computer Assisted 
Language Instruction Consortium in San Diego, 
California, and presented "Just Browsing! 
Applications <>1 the World Wide Web for Foreign 
Language Instruction. " Harold Goldberg, history, 
published a book titled Documents of Soviet-American 
Relations 1933-1941: Diplomatic Relations, Economic 
Relations, Propaganda, International Affairs, Neutrality, 


Vol. 3. Robin Gottfried, economics, Charles 
Brockett, political science, Jonathan Evans, biology, 
and David Haskell, biology, with alumnus Luke 
Gebhard, C'98, and students Madelaine Haddican, 
C'99, and Dutch Horchem, C'99, presented 
"Economic Growth and Its Effects on Quality of 
Life in Franklin County, Tennessee" which was then 
published in the Proceedings of the Seventh 
International Symposium cm Society and Resource 
Management: Culture, Environment, and Society. Frank 
Hart, physics, published "A Microcomputer-Based 
Phase-Change Experiment" in The Physics Teacher, 
"Lattice Model Calculation of the Strain Energy 
Density and Other Properties of Crystalline 
LiCoOS," with co-author J. B. Bates, in the Journal of 
Applied Physics, and "Measurement of the Activation 
Enthalpies for Ionic Conduction in Apples," with 
co-authors V. Schmidt, L. Ray, and E. Shrum, in the 
Journal of Materials Science. David Haskell, biology, 
published "A comparative study of nesting behavior 
in wood warblers (Parulinae)" in Animal Behavior 
and "Learning and Foraging: experiments and a 
model examining the area-restricted search behav- 
ior of ferrets" in Behavioral Ecology. Haskell was also 
awarded grants from the J.T Templeton 
Foundation and the Appalachian College 
Association. In addition, he presented the follow- 
ing topics at the North American Ornithological 

Conference: "Ecological causes of spatial variation 
in the rate of nest predation" with Katherine 
Larkins, C '98; "Domestic cat predation in different 
spatial arrangements of housing development" 
with Amy Knupp, C '99; "A new artificial egg design 
for use in studies of nest predation" widi Geoffrey 
West, C '99; and "The effect of predation on beg- 
ging call evolution in nestling wood warblers." Don 
Huber, classical languages, had his song "Just Put a 
Ribbon in Your Hair" recorded on Eddie Arnold's 
Christmas Time album last year. Arthur Knoll, histo- 
ry, worked on a documentary collection about 
German imperialism as the John B. Stephenson 
Fellow at the University of Kentucky. He also 
recently published a review of Horst Drechsler's 
Sudwestafrika unter deutscher Kolonialherrschaft: Die 
grossen Land-und MinengeseUschaften (1885-1914) in 
Central European History and attended the 
Technology Summit of the Appalachian Studies 
Association. Martin Knoll and Bran Potter, forestry 
and geology, published "Introduction to the 
Geology of the Sewanee, Tennessee Area" in the 
1998 National Speleological Society Convention 
Guidebook Barry Lyons, anthropology, reviewed San 
Nicolas de Zurile: Religion and Daily Life of a Peruvian 
Andean Village in a Changing World for American 
Anthropology. Pradip Malde, fine arts, will welcome 
his travelling exhibition home in March. Prayer and 
Despair was part of the Edinburgh College of Art's 
show during the 1996 Edinburgh Arts Festival and 
has been travelling ever since. A web site has been 
set up to learn about the exhibition at www.sewa- Cassie Mansfield, 
art history, recendy published a review of Michael 
Fried's Manet's Modernism or The Face of the Painting 
in the 1860s in The Journal of Aesthetics and Art 
Criticism, "Facing Modernism" in Nineteenth Century 
Studies, "Articulating Authority: Emilia Dilke's Early 
Reviews" in Victorian Periodicals Revieiu, and 
"Victorian Identity and die Historical Imaginary" in 
Clio. Mansfield presented "Reconstructing Helen: 
Fragmentation, Beauty, and the Female Body in 
Contemporary Art" at the World Congress on 
Philosophy and "Painting (Like) Zeuxis" at the 
Southeast American Society for Eighteenth 
Century Studies Annual Conference. She also 
attended the College Art Association meeting in 
Toronto, Canada. Jennifer Michael, English, pub- 
lished a review of Speak Silence: Rhetoric and Culture 
in Blake's Poetical Sketches in Blake: An Illustrated 
Quarterly. She also presented "Blake and the 
Palimpsest of the City" at the 1798 and Its 
Implications: Joint Conference of the North 
American Society for the Study of Romanticism 
and the British Association for Romantic Studies in 
Strawberry Hill, England. Kathryn Mills, French, 
had a paper titled "A Second Reading of 
Baudelaire's Ee Peintre de la vie modernr. The 
Albatross Takes Flight" accepted for publication in 
Romance Quarterly and wrote an entry for 
Baudelaire which will be published in the Dictionary 
of Literary Biography. Espasa Calpe, one of the most 
prestigious publishing houses in Spain, chose to 
reprint a facsimile of the Toledo Manuscript of the 
Sewanee/Fall 1998 


fourteenth-century Book of Love for which Eric 
Naylor. Spanish, wrote transcriptions and notes. 
The volume is being reissued as a celebration of the 
publisher's 100th anniversary. Corrie Norman, reli- 
gion, published Humanist Taste and Franciscan 
Values: Cornelio Musso and Catholic Preaching in 
Sixteenth-Century Italy. She was also chosen to partic- 
ipate in a seminar tided "Palace Culture in the 
Renaissance and Baroque" held at die American 
Academy in Rome, Italy, sponsored by the National 
Endowment for the Humanities. Norman also 
serves as an associate director of the Rhodes 
Consultation on Church-Related Colleges. The 
biology department, through the leadership of 
Department Chair John Palisano acquired more 
than $178,000 through several grants, including 
the Mac Greene Fund, the National Science 
Foundation, Domain 2020, and die Tennessee 
Conservation League, for faculty and undergradu- 
ate research. Odier faculty members who partici- 
pated in the grants include biology department 
members Nancy Berner, Jonathan Evans, David 
Haskell, Karen McGlothlin, and Henrietta Croom, 
and Robin Gottfried and Charles Brockett, eco- 
nomics. W. Brown 
Patterson, history, pub- 
lished King James VI and I 
anil the Reunion of 
Christendom for which the 
University Book and 
Supply Store held a book 
signing this spring. 
Patterson also chaired a 
session on "The Holy 
Land in the Theology of 

Reformation Hungary and in the Ideology of 
Radicals in the English Civil War" at the 
Ecclesiastical History Society at the University of 
Warwick, Coventry, England. Charles Perry, histo- 
ry, published "The Rise and Fall of Government 
Telegraphy in Britain" in Business and Economic 
History. William Priesdey, math, published a text- 
book tided Cakulus: A Liberal Art and an article 
titled "When is a Markovian Semigroup Induced by 
a Semiflow?" in Semigroup Forum. Wyatt Prunty, 
English, recently published a book titled Since the 
Noon Mail Stopped and edited fust Let Me Say This 
About That, by John Bricuth, and How Animals Mate 
bv Daniel Mueller. His poems have been published 
in four anthologies in die past year, and his work 
has appeared in numerous periodicals such as 
Oxford American, Janus, The Yak Review, The Sewanee 
Review, and The New Republic. He has also read at St. 
John's College, Oxford; Louisiana State University; 
and the Southern Festival of Books. Celeste Ray, 
anthropology, published "Scottish Heritage 
Southern Style" in Southern Cultures. She also pre- 
sented "The Scottish American Community: Clan 
and Kin" at the Southern Anthropological Society 
meeting and "Scotland in Appalachia: The 
Grandfather Mountain Highland Games" at the 
Appalachian Studies Association. Ruth Sanchez, 
Spanish, recendy published El Teatro Menor en la 
Espana del Sigh XVII. Ken Smith, forestry and geol- 
The University of the South 


Six Weeks/Forty Books: Houston Roberson 
Teaching the Civil Rights Movement 


"ouston Roberson, assistant professor of history, can sympa- 
thize with his students' complaints about lengthy reading 
.lists. He had a reading list of his own this summer which 
consisted of forty books to read in six weeks. "People have said 
'Six weeks at Harvard, that's a long time. What did you do?'" he 
says. "When I tell them I read forty books, six weeks doesn't 
seem so long anymore." 

Roberson, and other selected history professors from 
around the country, did a lot more than read during their 
course on Teaching the Southern Civil Rights Movement, spon- 
sored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and 
taught at Harvard University. They also analyzed their reading 
material, presented and discussed their own research, estab- 
lished contacts with leading experts in the field, and learned new approaches to teach- 
ing one of the most important aspects of American history. 

"We were also exposed to the latest research," explains Roberson. "For the most part, 
historians consider the period from the 1920s to World War II inactive in the Civil Rights 
Movement. What we now find is that there was a significant portion of progressive blacks 
and whites working on programs that became prototypes for other programs in the 60s." 
Roberson plans to take this new knowledge into the classroom this fall as he teaches 
a class on the Civil Rights Movement. On the reading list for the class is one book he said 
was his favorite assignment, Leaving Pipe Shop by Deborah McDowell. Fortunately for the 
students, though, Roberson's reading list comes in under forty. 

ogy, with co-authors Henry Gholz and F. de Assis 
Oliveira, published "Soil nitrogen dynamics and 
plant-induced soil changes under plantations and 
primary forest in lowland Amazonia, Brazil" in 
Plant and Soil. Smith also attended the eighty-third 
Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of 
America and presented "Carbon, Nitrogen, and 
phosphorus stocks and dynamics under disturbed 

black spruce forests." Richard Smith, pastoral the- 
ology, acted .is the honoran chairperson 1 < • t the 
Memory Walk, a benefit foi the Alzheimer's 
Association at Frazier McEwen Park in Tullahoma. 
Tennessee. Karen Yu, psychology, with authors 
Randolph Blake, Michelle Lokev, and Hideko 
Norman, published "Binocular rivalry and motion 
perception" in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 

Reading Selections 

In the next several issues of Sewanee, we will take a look at reading recommendations 
from the Sewanee faculty. Some selections may be in a faculty member's area of exper- 
tise. Others show the wide variety of subjects that interest our professors. 

Wyatt Prunty, Carlton Professor of English and director of the Sewanee Writers' 
Conference, spent a good deal of time reading this summer. His accomplishments 

The Best American Poetry 1998 edited by John Hollander — an anthology of quality 
poems from the last year 

Churchill and Secret Service by David Stafford — a history of Churchill's mistakes and 
successes in the game of espionage 

The Dark Side ofCamelot by Seymour Hirsch — an investigation into the presidency of 
John F. Kennedy by a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist 

Samuel Beckett: The Last Modernist by Anthony Cronin — a biography of Nobel laureate 
Samuel Beckett by one of his contemporaries 

The Half-Life of Happiness by John Casey — a novel by a former National Book Award 
winner about the domestic trials of an eccentric family 

Just Let Me Say This About That by John Bricuth — a narrative book-length poem pub- 
lished as the first book in the Sewanee Writers' Series 

Blizzard of One: Poems by Mark Strand — a collection by an outstanding modern poet 

World of Relations: The Achievements of Peter Taylor by David Robinson — a biography of 
a great Southern writer 

1 1 


Women's Tennis 

For the ninth time (eighth consecutive) in Coach 
Conchie Shackelford's twelve-year tenure at Sewanee, 
the women's tennis team advanced to die NCAA 
Division III Championships, held this year in Lexington. 
Virginia, on the campus of Washington and Lee 
University. There, the Tigers lost in die first round to 
Gustavus Adolphus (Minnesota) by a 5-1 score. 

In individual championship action in singles, Sewanee 's 
Jenny Coleman, C'99, (9-10) lost in the first round to 
Amanda Mitchell of die College of New Jersey, 64), 6-2. Mary 
Missbach, C"00, (13-6) also lost in the first round, 
6-2, (3-1 to Smith College's Konta Muali. 

round, and Rhodes College 8-1 in the second, to 
advance to the championship against Trinity. For die 
sixth time in seven years, Sewanee fell to the Tigers. In 
a rain-shortened 5-1 contest, the match was terminated 
as soon as it was decided. 

Mary Missbach Sewanee's second-seeded player, was 
named to the AU-SCAC Team for the second straight 

Men's Tennis 

Mary Missbach, COO, 
helped lead Sewanee to its 
ninth appearance at the 
NCAA Division III 

As a 
team, Sewanee fin- 
ished 13-9 in dual 
matches this year, 
capping a twelfth 
consecutive winning 
season. The Tigers 
finished twelfth national- 
ly in the ITA rankings. Other 
highlights came in defeating 
Division II Alabama-Hunts- 
ville 9-0 and two defeats of 
Rhodes College. 

The team enjoyed a 
spring break trip to 
California to face 
some national 
competition. Se- 
wanee defeated the 
University of Cali- 
fornia-Santa Cruz 7-1 
and the University of 
Redlands 8-1 . 

At the 1998 
SCAC Champion- 
ships held in 
Danville, Ken- 
tucky, the wo- 
men beat Mill- 
saps College 6- 
in the first 

The Sewanee men enjoyed another winning 
season under thirteenth-year coach John 
Shackelford. The Tigers went 17-7 in dual 
matches this year, highlighted by a trip to 
California for some national competition. 
Sewanee finished fourteenth in the nation in 
the ITA rankings. 

While on the west coast, Sewanee defeated 
Bowdoin College 6-1, Pomona-Pitzer 4-3, 
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 4-3, and made a strong 
snowing against 1998 NCAA champion California- 
Santa Cruz in a 6-1 loss. 

The men once again took on Trinity for the SCAC 
Championship and lost 4-0 in a rain-shortened match. 
The Trinity men won their sixth championship in seven 
years. In the tournament, Sewanee got past Rhodes 4-0, 
and defeated Southwestern 4-3 to advance to the final. 
The men went on to post-season NCAA regional 
play and traveled to Atlanta to face Emory University. 
There, the Tigers fell 7-0. 

Individually, Doug Gregorie, COL played in the first 
round of the Men's NCAA Singles Championships in 
Williamstown, Massachusetts, on the campus of 
Williams College. Gregorie lost 6-3, 6-0 in the first 
round to Babson College's David Weisman. Gregorie 
was named Rookie of the Year in the NCAA South 

This marked Sewanee's seventh winning season, and 
fifth appearance as a team in the NCAA Tournament, 
with John Shackelford as head coach. Sewanee also 
went to the nationals in 1988, 1989, 1993 and 1997. 

Men's Golf 

In SCAC Championship golf action, the Sewanee men 
finished fifth in die conference with 659 strokes — 
right behind Oglethorpe (627), Rhodes (648), Trinity 
(653), and Southwestern (653). For all schools, scores 
were based on a team's top four finishers for each of the 
two days. 

On the men's side, Tee Stribling, COO, shot a team- 
low seventy-eight on the first day and an eighty-two on 
the second day to lead the Tigers with a 160. His score 

tied for fifth overall, earn- 
ing him All-SCAC honors. 
Ken Tonning, C'OO and 
Will Scheel, C01, both 
turned in seventy-nines 
on day two, and shot. 
respectively, 161 and 167 
for the tournament. 



Women's Golf 

In the fourth SCAC women's golf championship, 
Lindsay Fields, C'01, turned in Sewanee's low score 
both days with a ninety-two on the first day and an 
eighty-six on day two. Right behind her was Page Scully, 
C'99, with a 190. 

Fields tied for second in the conference and earned 
All-SCAC honors. She also participated in the NCAA 
Championships in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

The Tigers (805 strokes) finished fourth behind 
Southwestern (762), Trinity (785), and Rhodes (792). 


In May, eight of Coach Megan Stubblefield's riders 
traveled to Port Jervis, New York, to compete in the 
1998 Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) 
National Horse Show. Sewanee finished eleventh in the 
nation. Senior Becca Taylor was reserve champion in 
die team Intermediate Over Fences class, besting twelve 
other riders. She also finished ninth individually in 
intermediate on the flat. Freshman Kate Elliott was 
eighth in the team walk-trot-canter class. 

Men's Track 

The men also capped the season at the SCAC 
Championships as Al Logan's runners and throw- 
ers finished fourth out of seven participating 
schools, scoring 40 points. Trinity captured the men's 
championship with 222 points. 

Highlights for Sewanee came in the 400-meter dash 
when Andrew King, C'98, who ran the event for his 
final time, finished first and set a school record with a 
mark of :49.37. 

Troy Reine, C'01, finished third in the 1,500- 
meter with a time of 4:13.91. Antonio Crook, COO, 
was third in the shot put with a throw of 45'3.5". 

All athletes finishing in the top three of individual 
events earned All-SCAC honors. 

Women's Track 

The Sewanee women's track team wrapped up a 
seven-meet outdoor season at the 1998 Southern 
Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Track and 
Field Championships, held in April on the campus of 
Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. Sewanee's 
Heather Stone, COO, was the top female point-getter 
with 39 points. She placed first in three events: the 
1,500-meter, with a time of 4:55.75, the 400-meter 
hurdles, with a 1:05.44, and set a SCAC 
Championship record in the 800-meter run, finishing 
in 2:20.57. She was second in the 400-meter 
dash, with a 1:01.48. Stone earned the honor 
of 1998 SCAC Women's Track Athlete of the 
Year. She also participated in national trials 
in the 1,500-meter. I 

Also in the championship meet, Sewanee 

got excellent top-three (All-SCAC) performances 
from two odiers: Beth Fosgate, COO, and Abby 
Howell, C'99. Fosgate finished second in the shot 
put with a throw of 35'2". Howell was third in both 
the 5,000-meter and 10,000-meter. Her times 
were 18:49.35 and 40:01.04, respectively. 

Overall, the Sewanee women finished 
third out of six participating SCAC 
schools with seventy-five points. 
Rhodes College won the meet 
with 185 points. 


"nder first- 
year head coach 

Uyear head coach Tom Flynn, the 
Sewanee baseball team began a 
rebuilding trek in 1998 with a 7-31 (3-13 
SCAC) season. 

Bright spots for the Tigers this year 
saw Jeff Conyers, C'99, hit .374 for the 
year, including forty-seven hits and 
one home run. Tripp Vickers, C'99, 
had ten homers in thirty-eight games 
and was second in the conference in 
home runs per game with .26. In the 
same category, Robert Thompson, C'99, was 
sixth in the league with seven homers in thirty-four 
games. Vickers also led Sewanee with thirty-one RBIs. 
Dale Wellman, C'99, got twenty-five hits in seventy-five 
at-bats and scored fifteen runs. Both he and Conyers 
were named to the All-SCAC Team. 

For the season, Sewanee posted wins over SCAC 
foes Millsaps, Centre, and Oglethorpe, and 
non conference opponents Kalamazoo, 
Rio Grande, Maryville (Tennessee) and 
Tennessee Temple. 

Tripp Vickers, C'99, 
had ten homers in 
thirty-eight games. 

Heather Stone, COO, was 

the top female point-getter 

at the SCAC 


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The University of the South 

r/ Sarah Hetzgar 

W udy O'Brien, C'81, didn't 
I exacdy come to New York City 
I with a song and a dream. She 
I was a litde more realistic 
0- I than that. But not much. 
m She moved to the Big 
^^i^r Apple straight from the 
Mountain, and she got a bit more o| 
a culture shock that she expected. 

In true O'Brien style, her firs! 
adventure as a New Yorker began with 
answering a casting call on Broadway. 
"They handed me a questionnaire \ 
and one of the questions was 'are 
you a member of AE ?"' she 
remembers. "Of course I cir- 
cled 'yes.'" She 
thought it might 
seem odd, so she 
took the initiative to 
explain to the direc- 
tor that she was 
indeed a mem- 
ber, against the 
better judgment 
of her Jesuit 
uncle. Anoth- 
er budding 
inquired m 




about O'Brien's membership in AE 
with awe. It was then that she found out 
what it meant: Actor's Equity — a mem- 
bership that signified she had worked 
on Broadway. Not Anglican Episcopal 
Church. "What can I say?" she laughs. 
"I had just come from Sewanee." 

New York had a few more lessons in 
store, not the least of which was teaching 
her how to budget. "I remember Dr. 
Reishman telling the English majors, 
'You may not make the best money in the 
world doing this, but for the rest of your 
life you will know how to read and enjoy 
literature and that's something that no 
one can ever take from you.' I'll never 
forget when my first twenty-four-dollar 
paycheck came, I thought 'I can enjoy a 
book... I can't buy one, but I guess I can 
get one from the library. ' 

Just a few years later, she had more 
books than she knew what to do with. 
After working her way up to full editor at 
Seventeen magazine, O'Brien began writ- 
ing jackets and promotional materials for 
Pocket Books and started to enjoy the 
romances and gothic tales that were pub- 
lished by this division of Simon and 
Schuster. "Some of them were pretty 
awful, but the authors who were good 
were really good and were comparable to 
what some of the art houses were pub- 
lishing," she explains. Even as an under- 
graduate, she gravitated towards the nov- 
els and plays with threads of mystery and 
romance: Jane Austen, Oscar Wilde, and 
the Bronte sisters. 

She enjoyed reading new popular fic- 
tion titles in the same way she had 
enjoyed the classics, so when she was 
offered a position at Self 'magazine, she 
decided to freelance for Pocket Books 
so she could keep up with that corner of 
the literary world. It was this new-found 
genre that gave her a new career. One 
that would catapult her to success. And 
help her find her way out of the dark. 

It was after her son's birth that 
O'Brien's life took an ominous turn. Ten 
■months after her healthy baby boyjoined 
Ihe world, she suffered through what she 
thought was a simple virus. A twenty-four 
our fever left her exhausted and weak 


but not too worried about recovery. 
Weeks later, sbe noticed tbat it was diffi- 
cult to pick up her son, or change his dia- 
per. It seemed that her hands were loos- 
ing their grasp. 

"One night I went out with a bunch of 
friends and I had one glass of wine and 
couldn't stand up," she remembers. 
"When I went to the doctor, he misdiag- 
nosed me." Doctor after doctor could 
not figure out what was wrong. One doc- 
tor even told ber that she would grow 
stronger by riding a stationary bike. 
Never happened. 

"When most people get a virus , their 
immune system attacks it," she explains. 
"It turned out that the viral DNA code 
was so similar to my nerve coverings that 
my body killed off the virus and then 
started to strip the nerve coverings from 
the fingertips up." With paralysis setting 
in, and a misdiagnosis from a famed neu- 
rologist whom "no one in the state of 
New York would contradict," O'Brien 
traveled to her parents home in Chicago 
to see one more physician. 

"A doctor who my parents knew had 
recommended this Indian neurologist. 
When I went to him he looked at me and 
said 'This is ridiculous. You have a life to 
live.'" This doctor attempted a treatment 
that had about a thirty percent success 
rate, unknown to O'Brien at the time. 
After only a day, she could navigate a flight 
of stairs. "My parents took care of Seth 
while I was in physical therapy for six 
months," she says. Even now, her eleven- 
year-old son can recall the hard road to 
recovery. When she mentions it, he stops 
his whirl of activity. "Remember when I 
got sick?" she asks. 'Yeah," he responds 
hesitantly. 'You cried when you fell down." 

While she was struggling with her 
health, she was also struggling with her 
marriage. It was then that she started to 
write to escape, to find peace, to live a life 
where tragedy and conflict were happily 
solved in 400 pages. Her first attempt, 
however, was turned down by every pub- 
lisher who received it. "I deserved it. It 
was so hideous. I put it away for about 
three months. I got better, got stronger. I 
did another version." Fortunately, she 
had one more resource to tap. "I thought, 
'I've got one friend left who hasn't seen 
the appalling first version.'" O'Brien sent 
it to the friend at Simon and Schuster ask- 
ing advice on how she could make anoth- 
er go at the publishing world. Instead of 
giving O'Brien tips on who to send the 

manuscript to, the friend made an offer. 
Rhapsody in Time was published in 
1994, followed by Ashton's Bride in 1995. 
Both are time-navel novels with wise- 
cracking heroines who live in modern 
America and are mysteriously transport- 
ed back to other eras. Ashton s Bride was 
particularly successful, eliciting praise 
from romance publications and readers 
of general fiction. Publisher's Weekly called 
Ashton 's Bride a. "must read" and spoke of 
O'Brien as "an accomplished storyteller 
who discreetly envelops the reader in the 
fabric of history and the thrill of roman- 
tic love." Not bad for a second novel. A 
novel inspired by a family member, and 
written with an homage to Sewanee. 

he hero in Ashton s Bride was 
based on old family letters 
and pictures of Ashton 
Powell Johnson, a distant 
relative who served the 
Confederacy in the Civil 
War. From his letters, O'Brien created a 
love story about a dashing general and 
his beautiful, but bizarre wife. She had a 
right to be bizarre; she was transported 
to the nineteenth century from her 1993 
home at Rebel's Retreat located on the 
small but beautiful campus of Magnolia 
University in rural Tennessee. Although 
O'Brien took some liberties with a few 
details, to all who know Sewanee, it is evi- 
dent where she got her inspiration. 

O'Brien even included Sewanee 
friends in the book, like former room- 
mate Mary B. Cox Saclarides, C'81. In 
Ashton 's Bride, the character of Mary B. 
Cox is described as "a human tornado" 
who organizes civilian hospitals in 
Richmond, Virginia. Saclarides, who 
grew up outside of Richmond, says her 
father has called her a human tornado 
ever since. She was happy to lend her 
name to the feisty character and help out 
her close friend. "Judy and I had a blast 
at Sewanee," she says. 'You couldn't find 
two people more in sync." 

The Sewanee connections helped 
O'Brien in subsequent books as she 
became more and more popular with her 
readers. Country music star, and long- 
time friend, Radney Foster, C'81, gave 
O'Brien advice and ideas for her 1996 
novel about a singer who is transported to 
the court of Henry VIII. In one section, 
O'Brien has the heroine break into a 
Patsy Cline song in a time of distress — a 
trick Foster insists every female country 

vocalist pulls out of her bag from time to 

It's this mixture of reality and fantasy 
that has helped O'Brien become a swift 
success in the romance genre. And what 
a genre it is. The Romance Writers of 
America report that romance novels com- 
prise fifty-five percent of all mass media 
paperbacks. Last year alone, these books 
accounted for $1 billion in sales. Who is 
buying them? Mosdy successful women, 
sixty-eight percent of whom have attend- 
ed or graduated from college. Being suc- 
cessful in this atmosphere is just cause for 
pride. Even if the literary stigmas still 

"Let's face it," O'Brien observes, "Any 
profession that features Fabio in any 
capacity is just begging for ridicule." She 
quickly points out, however, that much of 
this is undeserved. "Because of the 
nature of the genre and its limitations, 
you have to be fairly skilled to hold a 
reader's interest since the hero and hero- 
ine are usually defined early on." She 
credits her classical education at 
Sewanee with giving her the foundation 
for her writing. "As annoying as comps 
were," she remembers, "the process of 
pulling everything together was absolute- 
ly invaluable. In the back of my mind I 
was also picking up story structure, how 
to use words." 

A writer's skill also shows in the quality 
of research for historical settings. "There's 
one historical best seller that has me 
pulling my hair with inaccuracies," she 
says. "It shows a distinct lack of respect for 
the reader. Although I write commercial 
fiction, I feel I owe it to my readers to be 
every bit as accurate as when I was writing 
medical pieces for magazines." 

Her accuracy has garnered praise from 
critics who enjoy her skillful details from 
bygone eras. Although the hero and hero- 
ine in Ashton 's Bride are dashing, through 
most of the book they are also hungry. In 
one scene, O'Brien describes the ritual, if 
not the meal, of breakfast. "There were 
special china breakfast plates, and a plain- 
ly patterned set of silverware, as if the war 
had not reduced the menu to cornmeal 
gruel." This minor thread in the story 
reminds die reader of die bleakness of 
war in a way that only makes the love story 
brighter in contrast. It also provides 
opportunities for mirth, which O'Brien 
uses as often as she can get. 

Humor is as important to O'Brien's 
books as character, plot, and atmosphere. 


In fact, her agent, Meg Rnley, describes 
her style as "Once upon a time meets 
Seinfeld." Phrases such as "Once again, 
Liz had managed to throw battery acid on 
the seeds of romance" give her books an 
everyman quality that modern women 
easily see in themselves. The laughter of 
O'Brien's time-travel heroines shows 
much of her own personality: quick-wit- 
ted and just a little off-center. 

"I put myself into their role," she says. 
So much so that after working hard all 
day, sometimes she has difficulty snap- 
ping out of it. "One moment I'm at 
Hampton Court with Henry VIII and 
Anne of Cleves, ducking the evil Thomas 
Cromwell. ..and the next I'm in Park 
Slope, Brooklyn, standing in the express 
line checkout at the supermarket won- 
dering if I'm over the designated ten 
items in my basket." 

Good laughs, good characters, and 
good history would get nowhere, howev-j 
er, without a good romance. "I'm alw.ivs 
afraid when I write a love scene that a 
short is going to zap me from the com- 
puter, I'll be found dead, and the curser 
will be blinking on something horribly 
risque," she laughs. She claims that 
although her female leads may be based 
in her reality, "the love scenes are totally 

In just over four years, O'Brien has 
mixed and re-mixed her special ingredi- 
ents to create five books. This fall, One 
Perfect Knight will hit the stands and her 
fans will be able to see what kind of adven- 
tures she has prepared for a twentieth 
century ad executive who finds herself 
face to face with Lancelot. Then, this 
spring, her ghost story Forever Bride will 
treat readers to a mystery/ romance across 
the pond. "The heroine in Forever Bride 
lives in Ireland in a town where I've been 
to that pub," she reports. "Go figure." 

With the success of her previous 
books, and her fast promotion on I lie 
competitive ladder of romance writers, it 
looks as if New York yielded some hard-" 
won treasures for O'Brien. She loves her 
work not only because she can travel to| 
lost lands and meet gorgeous men who! 
take her breath away, but also because it 
allows her to be a stay-at-home mom who 
can eat dinner with her son on a regular 
basis. "I always knew I'd be a writer," says 
the former editor of the Purple. "It's great 
when everything is going well, but some- 
times I think the doorbell will ring and 
I'll be arrested by the literary police." 

The University of the South 

"Lets face it," O'Brien observes, 

'Any profession that features Fabio 

in any capacity is just 

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by Sarah T. Moore 

In 1867, Charles T. Quintard, bish- 
op of Tennessee and first vice 
chancellor of the University of 
the South, had a Sewanee agenda 
when he went to London for the 
first Lambeth Conference. 
Invited by then Archbishop of 
Canterbury Charles T. Longley, 
Quintard joined seventy-five other 
Anglican bishops from around the 
world. There, he told about the emer- 
gence of a new university in the south- 
ern United States which combined 
religion and higher education. 
Following the conference, he 
embarked upon a preaching tour of 
England to raise awareness and funds 
to open the university first proposed in 
the late 1850s. 

Quintard's visit was a success. He 
returned with enough money for the 
University of the South to open and 
welcome its first students in 1868. 


From midjuly to early August, near- 
ly fifty Episcopal bishops with roots 
nourished in Sewanee 's mountaintop 
campus took part in the Thirteenth 
Lambeth Conference. Held at the 
University of Kent in Canterbury, 
England, the conference welcomed 
735 Anglican bishops this decade at 
the invitation of Archbishop of 
Canterbury George Carey. 

The Sewanee bishops were gradu- 
ates of the College of Arts and 
Sciences, the School of Theology, hon- 
orary degree recipients, or members of 
the university's Board of Trustees. 
They were as new as Harry Bainbridge, 
C'61, T'67, T'82, consecrated bishop 
of Idaho this spring, and as seasoned as 
Calvin Schofield, H'84, in his eigh- 
teenth year as bishop of Southeast 

Arguably, few single institutions 
could claim as many bishops at 
Lambeth with the shared educational 
and religious formation, interest, and 


training as Sewanee. Unlike at the first 
conference, the University of the South 
was no longer holding out its hat to 
scrabble to exist. Now, it was sending 
church leaders to listen, learn, share, 
and shape the vision of the Anglican 
expression of the Christian faith in the 
emerging twenty-first century. 

The New Lambeth 

This decade's Lambeth Conference 
was a landmark one in many ways. It 
was the first to: 

■welcome female bishops — eleven 
all told: eight from the United States, 
two from Canada, and the bishop of 
New Zealand and Polynesia. 

■ invite all bishops — not only the 
head diocesan bishop, but assisting suf- 
fragans and coadjutor bishops. The 
total hit a record 735; for the first time 
in the conference's history, the largest 
contingent, of 224 bishops, was from 

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ops and guests of the Thirteenth Lambeth Conferen- 

with business sessions interpreted in 
seven languages: English, French, 
Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Swahili, 
and Japanese. 

■ hold a Spouses' Conference. No 
longer die Wives' Conference because 
there were five husbands of female 
bishops among the 630 spouses in 

■usher in consumerism. A market- 
place offered not only vestments and 
religious wares for sale, but programs 
and promotional materials for theo- 
logical education and missionary 
efforts. Sewanee's Education for 
Ministry (EFM) program was one of 
forty-five booths given space on the 
marketplace floor. 

The Conference opened with a 
multi-lingual liturgy in the 900-year-old 
Canterbury Cathedral, with Prince 

Charles in attendance. Daily worship 
and plenary sessions were held in two 
sports arenas, each with a large-screen 
video display. Technology played a crit- 
ical part in delivering simultaneous 
feeds during conference events and 
communicating the meeting around 
the world. 

Early in the conference, the bishops 
and spouses spent a day in London 
lunching at Lambeth Palace with Prime 
Minister Tony Blair. Later, they attend- 
ed a garden tea party at Buckingham 
Palace hosted by Queen Elizabeth, 
Prince Philip, and Prince Andrew. The 
royals officially greeted the prelates and 
spouses and easily moved through the 
crowd stopping to talk with many, 
always accompanied by impeccably 
attired gentleman equerries. 

Sessions surrounding the London 
visit covered topics ranging from inter- 
national debt to youth, Muslim- 
Christian relations, and euthanasia. 
Bishops were divided into sections by 
the call to discuss varying world issues. 
The sections were titled Called to Full 
Humanity, Called to Proclaim the 
Good News, Called to be a Faithful 

Church in a Plural World, and Called 
to be One. But what many feared 
would overshadow all was the issue of 
homosexuality. And it did. 

Taking the lead from a coalition of 
African, Asian, and conservative 
American bishops, the conference, 
after a three-hour debate, passed a res- 
olution that included a conservative 
interpretation of biblical teaching, with 
a vote of 526-70, with forty-five absten- 
tions. The mind of the conference, 
though "committed to listening to the 
experience of homosexual persons," 
was against "legitimizing or blessing 
same sex unions or ordaining those 
involved in same gender unions" stating 
homosexual practice was "incompatible 
with Scripture." Liberal bishops moved 
quickly to fax and e-mail their dioceses 
assuring advocacy and inclusivity of gay 
and lesbian members, despite the vote. 

Human Rights and the Third World 

Sewanee's chancellor, the Rt. Rev. 
Don Wimberly, bishop of Lexington, 
participated in the section titled Called 
to Full Humanity, which discussed 
human rights and dignity. 

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"We spoke to universal human 
rights and how that applies around 
the world... how they are violated and 
persecuted as Christians," says 
Wimberly. "Some refused to speak on 
the record for fear that they or their 
church will be persecuted. 

"Bishops from the Third World are 
wonderful and have so much to say. 
They had no outlet before, no interna- 
tional forum in which to tell their sto- 
ries. When one hears that people get 
their ears cut off because they are 
Christian in a Muslim dominated coun- 
try, it's mind boggling," he says. 

Wimberly believes that Christians 
need to learn more about Islam. In 
countries merging many cultures, such 
as England, Canada, and the United 
States, there is a need to coexist and 
grow to understand a different faith 

Robert Tharp, bishop of the 
Sewanee diocese of East Tennessee, 
echoed Wimberly 's concern that 
Americans learn more about Islam. 
"Relations with Muslims is critical, even 
in places like Tennessee," he says. He 
believes an understanding of a more 
international perspective is important 
for everybody. 

Debt of Developing Nations and 
Ordination of Women 

Another key issue was international 
debt. The central concern, with a grow- 
ing profile of support in Europe, is 
advocacy to cancel debt accrued by 
many emerging nations which shackles 
them in poverty, creating what was 
often called economic slavery. In many 
cases, debts have ballooned far beyond 
the amount originally borrowed. 

"The Grameen Bank was used as 
one example to help transform soci- 
ety," Wimberly says, noting that the 
founder of the Grameen Bank, 
Muhammad Yunus, spoke at Sewanee 
and received an honorary degree from 
the university in 1995. 

The cry from developing countries 
to cancel the debt, "is too simplistic," 
Wimberly comments. "We can't look at 
the balance of the monetary system of 
the world and do anything about it. 
One can't talk about finance, cancel- 
ing the debt, without dealing with 
issues of the poor or how money is 
used. What's going to guarantee that it 
won't happen again?" 

Tharp pointed out yet another sensi- 
tive topic, that of the conference's reso- 
lution on the ordination of women. 

The resolution aimed to unify the 
Anglican Communion by enfolding 
both those who "assented to or dissent- 
ed from" women's orders in die priest- 
hood and episcopate. "It contravenes 
our canons of the Episcopal Church," 
Tharp says. "Our 1997 General 
Convention affirmed that no one, 
because of gender, would be denied 
placement." Lambeth resolutions, 
though reflecting the mind of the con- 
ference, have no binding authority in 
the thirty-seven provinces of the 
Anglican Communion. 

Learning from Lambeth 

These and other issues swirled 
around bishops in a three-week period 
as they also shared their lives in daily 
Bible study and prayer, and participat- 
ed in daily Eucharistic services present- 
ed in a different language and culture 
each day. 

'You don't realize what Lambeth 
means when you're going through it. 
You sort through it, then look at the 
message to send to the diocese or 
Sewanee," Wimberly says. "What, for 
instance, does Sewanee say in its eco- 
nomic courses about international 
debt? How do you develop a system to 
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help people and, at the same time, get 
money into the right hands? Students 
need to study financial infrastructures." 

John Lipscomb, T'74, FF97, bishop 
of Southwest Florida since 1996, attend- 
ed his first Lambeth Conference and 
found the gathering unwieldy, especial- 
ly when considering resolutions. 

"Fellowship, prayer, Bible study, ple- 
nary sessions, and studying critical 
issues were excellent. But the week we 
slipped into a legislative mode, I saw 
the spirit deteriorate. If there's anoth- 
er Lambeth, it should be a non-legisla- 
tive conference with an agenda to pray, 
share, reflect, and not make pro- 
nouncements," Lipscomb says. 

"Trying to get 800 people to sit down 
is an impossibility. The legislative 
process points out the fact you can't 
make these kind of decisions in this 
kind of body. The genius of Anglican- 
ism," says Lipscomb, "is that we can be a 
multinational church in which dioceses 
and provinces are autonomous, yet in 
communion with other dioceses 
throughout the world. Fd hate to see us 
lose such worldwide discussions." 

Reflecting on the experience, 
Tharp adds, "I would hope that after 
this experience, bishops would go back 
and say to their young people, 

'Expand your mind. Expand 
your borders.' We're looking at 
globalization. I hope my 
grandchildren will learn another lan- 
guage. We're not going to be an Anglo- 
Saxon, English-speaking world. We 
don't live in that kind of world now. 
Fve learned that at Lambeth." 

Among Internet websites with informa- 
tion on resolutions and news releases from 
the Thirteenth Lambeth Conference are: 
http:// www. lambethconference. org/; http: 
// ; http:// online/ 

LEFT PHOTO: The Most Rev. Frank T. 
Griswold (right), presiding bishop of the 
Episcopal Church, and the Rt. Rev. Jeffrey W. 
Rowthorn, bishop of the Convocation of 
American Churches in Europe, share a brief 
moment of rest. RIGHT: The Rt. Rev. Dorsey F. 
Henderson, H'96, bishop of the Diocese of Upper 
South Carolina, prepares for the confnence's 
pa n ora m ic picl u re. 






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Professor -James Peters spent two weeks of his sabbatical, on the Costa 
Rica Program led by Professm- Charles Brockett and Professor Robin 


never expected to 
walk on air. Still, I step 
tentatively forward on 
the Sky Walk, a swing- 
ing footbridge sus- 
pended 100 feet above 
the forest floor. 
Around me, myriad 
orchids and bromel- 
iads seem to grow out 


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of thin air. I pass a grand higueron, a strangler fig, marveling 
that it supports such powerful limbs upon a hollow core of a 
trunk. A bird or monkey deposited the seed of the higueron 
high in some unfortunate tree. The developing seed sent its 
roots toward the ground, encircling its host tree and eventu- 
ally choking out its life. A woody, self-supporting scaffolding 
that encases only air is the result. In the forest, hospitality can 
be deadly. 

My reflection on nature's drama is cut short by an explosion 
of color. Iridescent greens and reds flash before my eyes, then 
settle on a nearby limb. Before me rests the most beautiful bird 
I have ever seen: it is the Resplendent Quetzal, avian symbol of 
the spectacular cloud forest. 

"Cloud forest" is a term to engage the imagination. 
Technically, it denotes a forest at elevations between 4,500 and 
6,000 feet which is enshrouded in semi-permanent mist. The 
damp air is congenial to mosses, ferns, and epi- 
phytes, or air plants, and to unique animal species, 
which are abundant Metaphysically, the term 
evokes a tantalizing paradox, linking sky and earth, 
}. the delicate and the sturdy, '■the ephemeral and the 
solidly-rooted. As both geographical feature and 
idea, the cloud forest is one of Costa Rica's richest 

I have traveled here to join an academ^ ™~' v - 
am sponsored by the Associated Coll eg 
of the South (ACS), 
with Sewanee as 

I the administrating college; 
as a philosopher, my contri- 
bution Will be in environmen 
ethics. My colleagues specialize in environmental 
onomics, forest management, Central America 

by James & Cheri Peters 





and public policy. Here, students from Sewanee and other 
southern colleges can study environmental issues in a country 
renowned for its natural beauty and biodiversity. 

Underlying the course of study is the fundamental concept of 
sustainable development. The 1987 World Commission report, 
tided Our Common Future, defined this concept as "development 

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the startling offer of his country "to the world as a laboratory for 
this new development paradigm [of sustainable develop- 
ment]." Behind his invitation lies an array of economic and 
ecological issues, as well as a fascinating history and land. 

A country about the size of West Virginia, Costa Rica was 

once 99.8 percent forested. In the 1950s, it responded to inter- 

tal economic distress by harvesting almost three- 

Jourths, of its richest resource, a reduction that, cor- 

! respondihgly threatened native flora and fauna. 

The solution was a temporary one, and many Costa 

Ricans judged the cost to their way of life and their 

land to be too great. Still, this country remains 

among the richest in the world for biodiversity: part- 

ly due to its unusual geography, it contains close to 

five percent of all known plant and animal species. 

Costa Rica is an isthmus, about 125 miles wide 

and 200 miles long, separating the Caribbean Sea 

and the Pacific Ocean. If you breakfast on the Pacific 

i and drive hard all day, you can dine overlooking the 

Caribbean. The differing characters of these bodies 

' ! of water mean corresponding differences in climate. 

Add a mountain range, so that the elevatio 

'xetween sea level and 12,500 n 

1 possibilities multiply expor 

ho call this natural 

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jlity of future generations to 

number of ecotourists, I am encountering the cloud 
way that depends on its preservation rather than its 
pasture land or a lumber source. 

In 1994, Jose Maria Figueres Olse- 
dien president of Costa Rica, made 


e ecotourism. Since 1994, this industry has been the nui 

Toi' i.i'j'f: Professor Jim Pelers, an avid ornithologist and gifted photographer, cap- 
tures an image of the Resplendent Quetzal. Bottom i.itt: Students meet with 
Casta Rim's residents and business owners to tall; about the country's economic 
strengths and weaknesses. AliOVE: The Sky Walk, a swinging footbridge suspended 
about the forest, is part of Costa Rica's successful ecotourism industry. 







one supplier of foreign exchange, producing $310 million in 
the first four months of 1998. The situation, however, is com- 
plex. Tourism of this nature brings with it much-needed 
income, locally and nationally. It also provides incentive to 
preserve forests intact, since the quetzal and its fellow species 
require this habitat for their existence. But tourists inevitably 
alter the nature of the local community and have some 
impact, however controlled, on the forest. How are these fac- 
tors to be balanced? 

In the early 90s, Sewanee professors Charlie Brockett and 
Robin Gottfried began to investigate bringing students to this 
country to examine its ecological problems and evaluate the 
solutions it was exploring. For the past three years, they have 
directed a semester-long program based in four Costa Rican 

Sewanee that this experience in Costa Rica would change our 
lives," reflects Dalton Lyon, C'99, "but I never imagined to what 
extent that would turn out to be true for me." 

I joined the group in Monteverde. Literally a green moun- 
tain, it is also a location that has long offered fresh possibilities. 
A group of Quakers from Alabama emigrated here beginning 
in 1950 and settled a large area of land. They quickly recog- 
nized the need to preserve the forest around them and set aside 
500 hectares. This relatively small plot of land would become, 
within a few short decades, one of the largest and most impor- 
tant private biological preserves in the world. 

In 1972, George Powell, a young graduate student in 
ornithology, approached the Tropical Science Center of San 
Jose, hoping to enlist their aid in establishing a preserve in 
Monteverde. The Quakers had promised Powell the right to 
lease their 500 hectares of pristine cloud forest, but the offer 
was contingent on Powell's securing the official support of a 
legally-recognized organization. The Tropical Science Center 

"We were told before we left Sewanee 

that this experience in Costa Rica would 

change our lives," reflects Dalton Lyon, 

C'99, "but I never imagined to what extent 

that would turn out to be true for me." 

locations. They will again re-structure the program this fall, 
always aiming to provide students with the invaluable experi- 
ence of studying environmental problems in a remarkable 
developing country. 

In March of 1998, students arrived in the capital city of 
San Jose, where they spent the semesters first three 
weeks in intensive language study. Thus equipped, they 
moved to the hot and dry Pacific lowlands for a second 
three-week period. Monteverde, at 5,000 feet, is the pro- 
gram's third location. During this segment, students also 
visited San Gerardo, a research station with a view of one 
of the world's most active volcanoes, Mount Volcan 
Arenal. One night, after the gasoline generator had 
been shut off, Sewanee student Brian Plaster, C99, found 
that "one of the greatest moments in my life was sitting 
in total darkness on the porch of the rustic San Gerardo 
lodge, just contemplating the beauty and sublimity of 
Volcan Arenal erupting. I will never forget it." 

The program's final location is the Talamanca coast, just 
above Panama on the Caribbean side. Thus, in a dozen weeks, 
students have seen Costa Rica's geographical range and gained 
first-hand exposure to its cultural, ecological, and agricultural 
diversity. Their sense of the challenge of sustainable develop- 
ment and of its relevance is richer: "We were told before we left 

signed on. Today, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve cov- 
ers over 26,000 acres. 

In 1970, Jan Drake-Lowther, now a Sewanee matron, and her 
husband, David, set off to join the Quaker community in 
Monteverde. They bought a farm, to which she still returns during 
the summer. Realizing the vital importance of buffer zones for die 
continued survival of die quetzals and other species, die Lowther 
family set aside 200 acres of dieir farm bordering die Monteverde 
Presei-ve. Their action is one example of the commitment of 
Monteverde residents to preserving their natural heritage. 

Monteverde 's unique location and history are such that sus- 
tainable development appears to be working here. Ecotourists 
from around the globe flock to the area to observe its incredible 
natural beauty and biological diversity. Foreign visitors to the 
Monteverde Preserve and the Santa Elena Preserve pay 
entrance fees substantially higher than those set for native Costa 
Ricans. In this way, the wealth of the larger global community 
helps finance the upkeep and management of diis natural 
splendor. Tourist dollars also contribute to an array of restau- 
rants and hotels. In Monteverde, good binding is good business. 

Yet the very success of Monteverde poses some serious ques- 
tions. How many ecotourists can such an area sustain? As the 
population of foreign visitors increases, how will local culture 
and the natural environment be affected? How should the pur- 

Sewanee/Fall 1998 

suit of economic progress be balanced by less tangible but 
essential values, such as human dignity and cultural integrity?' 1 
Finally, who should decide? 

Sewanee students encounter one lively debate among local 
residents that raises just such questions. As they, too, have expe- 
rienced, the rugged dirt road linking Monteverde to two of the 
country's major highways makes travel a slow and wearing expe- 
rience for car and passenger. Now, they discover that the com- 
munity is divided over the desirability of "modernizing" the road. 

Professor Brockett invites a number of local residents, 
among them Geovanny Arguedas, to visit the ACS program 
and share their views. As we drink coffee together, Arguedas 
warns against hasty "solutions." Arguedas and his wife, 
Hannah Lowther, are co-owners of El Sapo Dorado, a hotel 
that nicely balances service and conservation. Arguedas 
argues against those who believe the economy of Monteverde 
could only benefit from an improved road. He reminds us 
that a better road would indeed generate income, but it 
would also import large crowds and the various industries 
that cater to them. Obviously, quetzals and casinos are not 
particularly compatible. The pressure could prove too great 
for the delicate balance Monteverde has been fortunate to 
sustain. On the other hand, observes Arguedas, the rugged 
road can wreck a good set of tires. 

The University of the South 

LEFT: Professor Charles Brockett 
leaches students from Sewanee 
and other schools in the 
Associated Colleges of the South. 
Below: Costa Rica is one of the 
most biodiverse areas in the 

The next day. Professor 
Brockett directs the students 
to hit the streets and interview 
other residents. Carrie Futch, 
(799, visits a number of small 
business owners who depend 
on the road for their liveli- 
hood. She finds, not surpris- 
ingly, that they favor modern- 
ization. As various students 
later share the results of their 
conversations, it becomes 
clear that the road issue seri- 
ously divides the community. 
In the end, students agree on one fundamental point: sustain- 
ing Monteverde 's success in ecotourism will not be easy. The 
city's twin challenges are to resist being spoiled by its own suc- 
cess and to harmonize material, environmental, and cultural 

Such themes are by now familiar to faculty and students 
spending their spring term in Costa Rica. The problems of sus- 
tainable development offer no simple solutions. Monteverde 
impresses upon us the need not only for scientific expertise 
but for the human virtues which make possible open-minded 
debate and cooperative enterprise. Humility above all else 
seems essential. Without genuine humility, how will the diverse 
peoples of a country — let alone of the world — find ways to 
work together to achieve truly sustainable development? 

Pondering this question, we are reminded of the fragility of 
the cloud forest and the ambition of the strangler fig. Fig and 
forest are imagistic, if extreme, versions of two models for eco- 
nomic growth. Will Costa Rica sacrifice its culture and natural 
wealth for an impressive but deadly superstructure? Or will this 
country, like the cloud forest it contains, be able to balance the 
realities of livelihood, international trade, and economic pres- 
sures with its vision of justice for its people and delight in its 
land? The images are loaded, but then, with so much at stake 
for Costa Rica's future, so is the question. 


T H E O L O G I A 

Faithful Alums 

We want to hold 
up the ideal and 
model of faith- 
fulness to the 
current genera- 
tion of seminari- 
ans, and, indeed, 
to all of us, as 
we try to carry 
out the tasks god 
has given us to 


Faithful alums. The Faithful Alum Award. Each year 
since 1993 at the dinner during the DuBose 
Lectures and Alumni/ae Gathering, the School of 
Theology has recognized two or three of its own grad- 
uates who have served their calling within the church 
with an exemplary commitment. It is, of course, 
meant to be a personal honor and recognition, but it 
is more than that. In important ways, it sums up what 
we are all about, what we hope we are achieving in the 
theological education and spiritual formation that 
goes on in this place. 

The criterion is, as the award explicitly states, faith- 
fulness. It has become something of a cliche to say that 
the true measure of a life of ordained or lay ministry 
is not success (in terms of numbers, salary, status), but 
faithfulness (in word, sacraments, and the love and 
service of others). This may be a cliche, but as my 
grandmother often said, "A cliche is a cliche because 
it is true." We want to hold up the ideal and model of 
faithfulness to the current generation of seminarians, 
and, indeed, to all of us, as we try to carry out the tasks 
God has given us to do. From time to time, we plan to 
gather the "college of Faithful Alums" to interact with 
the students and share the wisdom and experience 
gained in their lives and ministries. 

One member of the newly reconstituted alumni/ae 
advisory council recently asked a perfectly legitimate 
question, given the practices of many schools and col- 
leges: "In choosing the recipients, do we consider their 
financial contributions to Sewanee? Is that what 'faith- 
ful alum' means?" We welcome the support of our 
alums, personally and through 1% parish giving. We 
could not function without it. Our students would not 
graduate with little or no debt without it. But the faith- 
fulness we seek is to God's people and Christ's church. 

We have recognized that faithfulness in ministry 
occurs in large churches and small ones, in cities, 
towns, and the rural countryside, in parishes and mis- 
sions (at home and abroad), in chaplaincies and 
diocesan administration. We do exclude graduate 
bishops from consideration, not because we doubt at 
all their faithfulness, but because we try to honor 
them in different ways, with honorary degrees, as 
trustees, etc. One of our Faithful Alums has subse- 
quently been elected Bishop of Idaho, for which we, 
of course, take no little credit. 

The citation itself quotes that wonderful summary 
of faithful ministry in II Timothy: "As for you, always 

be steady, endure suffering, do the work of an evan- 
gelist, fulfill your ministry. As for me, I am already 
being poured out as a libation. I have fought the good 
fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 
From now on, there is reserved for me the crown of 
righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, 
will give me on that day, and not only to me but also 
to all who have longed for his appearing." 

The list of recipients is a worthy one: William 
Robert Abstein II, Jack Boswell Wilhite, Herschel 
Robert Atkinson, Willard Searle Squire, William 
Gedge Gayle, Robert Sturgis Creamer, Harry Hunter 
Huckabayjr., Sister Lucy Lee Shetters, Alban Emile 
Joffrion, Robert Meredith Gabler Libby, Martin 
Robert Tilson, Robert Eugene Ratelle, Harry Brown 
Bainbridge III, Carmen Bruni Guerrero. 

Due to surgery and a prior commitment to be out 
of the country in early October, this year's honorees 
could not be in Sewanee for the dinner. We look for- 
ward to having them, and as many alumni/ae and 
friends as possible, with us next year. 

We have also used the DuBose-Alumni/ae dinner 
to honor others who have modeled faithfulness for 
the mission and purposes of the School of Theology, 
especially retiring faculty members who have given so 
much to so many students, who have taught and 
shaped hundreds of graduates including the Faithful 
Alums. Last year, we made special awards to two pro- 
fessors emeriti: to Stiles Lines for his service as a pro- 
fessor of church history, interim dean, subdean, and 
chaplain at the seminary from 1966-81, and for his 
sixty years of service as an ordained priest in the 
Episcopal Church; and to Howard Rhys for his thirty 
years as professor of New Testament at Sewanee and 
more than fifty years of ordained ministry. This year, 
we crafted a plaque to honor the late Dr. Fontaine 
Belford, for her own ministry as an educator and her 
support for our program, notably the Belford lecture 
series. In all of this recognition, we try to continue 
our theme of faithful models. 

Sometimes I worry about awards. So many are 
deserving of recognition, but only a few are actually 
honored. In this case of Faithful Alums, I have heard 
no resentment at all. And that is in the very nature of 
faithfulness — a humility that celebrates with gratitude 
the faithfulness of others and receives its own reward 
just in the doing of God's work for God's people. My 
thanks and that of the school go out to our hundreds 
of faithful alums throughout the church. 

— The Very Rev'd Dr. Guy Fitch Lytle III, Dean 




Remembering the Glory Days 

Nearly 100 football players gathered in September 
to relive some of the glory years in the university's 
sports history. Teams from 1957 to 1977 honored 
the memory of Coach Shirley Majors and celebrated 
the thirty-fifth reunion of the 1963 team and the for- 
tieth reunion of the 1958 team. Both the '63 and '58 
teams represented two of the four undefeated seasons 
Sewanee has ever had. (The others were in 1898 and 

Shirley Majors nurtured Sewanee's football efforts 
for twenty-one years. His children and their families 
attended the festivities to remember their father and 
visit with old friends and classmates. 

Larry Majors, C'64, was a high schooler during the '58 
season and remembers those men and how drey played. 
"As a member of the '63 undefeated team, it was a privi- 
lege to see almost every game of the '58 team. They were 
my heroes," he says. "They were a tenacious group. They 
wouldn't allow anyone to beat them." Majors later assist- 
ed his father and was excited not only to see his team- 
mates, but also the young men he coached. 

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Nearly 100 football players returned to the Mountain to cele- 
brate Sewanee's football heritage. Bobby Rice, C'64, was the only man to play in both the '58 
and '63 seasons. His college career was interrupted by the draft. The Majors family attended 
the festivities to meet zvith old friends and honor Shirley Majors' legacy. 

Sewanee Legacies 

Students (from left to right) Laura Justin, Christian 
Spainhour, Mary Knox Merrill, and Isabelle Marie 
Stringer are all double legacies at Sewanee, mean- 
ing both of their parents graduated from the univer- 
sity. Parents are (left to right): 

Walter, C'7l, and Marianne Gauntt, C'74, Justin; 
John, C'73, and Elise Givhan, C'74, Spainhour; 
Walter, C'70, and Morgan Van Zandt, C'73, Merrill; 
and Pete, C'71, and Bella Katz, C'73, Stringer. 

Eighty-nine students in this year's freshman class 
are legacies. 

The University of the South 



Sewanee Abroad 

Vice Chancellor Williamson and 
his wife, Joan, accompanied 
more than twenty alumni and 
friends to Ireland this summer. The 
trip included educational and sight- 
seeing opportunities tailored for 
the Sewanee group. Future alumni 
trip destinations include Austria 
and Scotland. 

It is now up to 

us as alumni 
to step forward 










The Drive is On! 


President of the Associated Alumni 

As noted in my last column, an effort is underway 
to restore the fraternity structure and to refurbish 
the fraternity houses. Actually, the effort is broad- 
er in that it also extends to the sororities as well as 
other aspects of student life. The primary focus is on 
fraternities because they are the ones that need the 
most help, and they are the ones with houses in a 
terrible state of disrepair. Whether you were in a fra- 
ternity or sorority or not, you are invited to partici- 
pate in this effort. 

Last November, some fifty fraternity alumni span- 
ning seven decades met at Sewanee to assess the cur- 
rent situation of the fraternities on the Mountain. 
Under the leadership of Dean Rob Pearigen, a plan was 
adopted to reconstitute and revitalize the structure of 
the fraternity system and to renovate the fraternity 
houses. Since that first meeting, the fraternities have 
formed active legal house corporations in accordance 
with Tennessee law, established alumni advisory coun- 
cils, determined the scope of work necessary to reno- 
vate the houses, and selected an alumnus to serve as 
chief liaison for the project and another alumni to 
assist with ftindraising. This past June, some forty-five 
alumni went to the mountain and physically worked on 
their fraternity houses during Work Week. 

Not only has the university hosted the meetings 
and provided the driving force through Dean 
Pearigen, Vice Chancellor Williamson has afforded 
the fraternity system a unique opportunity to raise 
money for the renovation of the fraternity houses. For 
a limited period of time, funds may be raised tiirough 

the Office of University Relations. Tommy Bonner, 
vice president for university relations, has been work- 
ing closely with the fraternity alumni in this effort. 

The university is allowing the fraternities to solic- 
it pledges that may be restricted for fraternity use. 
All pledges must be postmarked by December 31, 
1998. Those pledges must then be paid on or before 
December 31, 2000. As long as a fraternity abides by 
the university guidelines for reconstituting and revi- 
talizing the fraternity structure and houses, the 
money raised by each fraternity will be used to defray 
the renovation expenses. Each fraternity has estab- 
lished a financial goal needed to accomplish these 
necessary renovations. 

Many may ask, "What is to keep the same disrepair 
and dysfunction from happening again?" Part of the 
reconstitution of the fraternity system provides that 
the alumni advisory councils meet with each fraterni- 
ty chapter at least twice per semester. During these 
meetings, the active chapter and the alumni advisory 
council will review the budget, set goals, assess acade- 
mic performance, establish community service pro- 
grams, and hold the active chapter accountable to 
such goals and objectives. Routine maintenance plans 
are also being drawn up, as well as minimum stan- 
dards for fraternity houses. With a clear understand- 
ing of what is expected of the active chapters by the 
university, and with alumni and administrative sup- 
port, we will avoid the mistakes of the past. 

Your written pledge must be postmarked no late 
than December 31, 1998 and sent to the Office of 
University Relations, 735 University Avenue, Sewanee, 
Tennessee 37383-1000. If you have not responded to 
the call, I urge you to do so today by mailing your 
pledge or calling the ftindraising leader whose name 
and contact information appears below. Do not delay, 
we need your help now. 

Fraternity Fundraising Contacts 

Alpha Tau Omega 
Mr. Warner A. Stringer M 
(B) 615-793-5000 
(H) 615-385-1912 

Beta Tlieta Pi 
Mr. Miles Allen Ehmling 
(B) 615-452-5872 
(H) 615-8244291 

Chi Psi 

Dr. Eric W. Naylor 
(B) 931-598-1672 
(H) 931-598-5777 

Delia Kappa Epsilon 
Mr. Peter Hafner Squire 
(B) 713-977-1957 

Delta Tau Delia 

Mr. Richard Edwin Ball 

(H) 931-924-2040 

Kappa Alpha 
Mr. Robert Holmes Hood 
(B) 803-577-4435 
(H) 803-722-0927 

Lambda Chi Alpha 

Mr. Robert W. Muldoonjr. 

(H) 706-754-1896 

Phi Delta Theta 
Mr. Jim King 
(B) 931-598-1921 
(H) 931-598-9852 

Phi Gamma Delta 
Mr. Trent Alan Mulloy 
(B) 601428-0541 
(H) 601-649-5065 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon 
Dr. Joseph DeLozier 
(B) 615-3404500 
(H) 615-6654444 

Sigma Nu 

Mr. Graver C. Maxwell III 
(B) 404-262-0100 
(H) 404-3524762 






Mr. Stanhope Elmore 
The Coca-Cola Company 
P.O. Box 1785 
Dothan, AL 36302 

John Hamilton retired from dentistry in 1979, after 
thirty-three years of practice. He has been self- 
employed since. 


Mr. W. Speny Lee 
4323 Forest Park Road 
Jacksonville, FL 32210 

George Eckles and his wife, Caroline, live in 
Springfield, Term., and celebrated their fifty-second 
wedding anniversary in July. Doug Smith recendy 
presented first editions of die Navy ROTC publica- 
tion The Salvo to the Navy unit's archives on the cam- 
pus of die University of South Carolina (USC) . Mr. 
Smith was co-founder and co-editor of the magazine, 
first published in June 1944. Later issues of The Salvo 
commemorated newly commissioned ensigns of the 
first wartime graduating classes from USC's NROTC 
unit. The magazine is still in publication today. 


George Addison Scarbrough has lived in Oak 
Ridge, Tenn., for thirty-five years. He continues to 
write daily, and the first of his six books, Tellico Blue, 
is being reprinted this autumn. His work has 
appeared in eight anthologies in recent years, 
including the New Orleans Review, the Appalachian 
Journal, and The Asheville Poetry Review. 


Mr. John Guerry 
1000 West Brow Road 
Lookout Mtn., TN 37350 

Dewey Arnold has moved from Vero Beach, Fla., to 
Washington, D.C. 


Mr. Richard Doss 
5555 Del Monte, #2304 
Houston, TX 77056 

John Jarrell and his wife, Margaret, live in 
Shelbyville, Tenn. With the help of his wife and 
three sons, Jarrell has constructed a championship 
golf course between Shelbyville and Murfreesboro, 
on Highway 231. The 6,700-yard course, Blackbeny 
Ridge Golf Club, opened for play in September. 


Dr. Angus Graham 
8012 1st Avenue, W 
Bradenton, FL 34209 

David McQuiddy Jr. retired May 9, after forty-five 
years in the printing business. His wife, Kerri, and 
he celebrated dieir fortieth wedding anniversary 
recendy. In August, they were privileged to be 
among 129 passengers on the Venice Simplon 
Orient Express as it made its first trip from Paris to 
Istanbul since 1962. For diis special trip, the train 
was met by band music, photographers, and red car- 
pets at its stops in Hungary, Romania, and Turkey. 

Mr. Robert Webb 
P.O. Box 6108 
Louisville, KY 40206 

Alex McPherson, of Greenville, S.C., lives part-time 
in Cedar Mountain, N.C., and serves as U'tistee and 
chairman of music of Faith Memorial Chapel, an 
Episcopal church which serves all denominations in 
southwestern Nordi Carolina. 


Dr. Charles M. Upchurch 
4008 Nunn Road SE 
Huntsville, AL 35802 

Laurence Alvarez continues to live and teach in 
Sewanee and also serves as associate provost. He was 
recendy elected treasurer of EDUCAUSE, a newly 
formed group that resulted from the consolidation 
ol the two prominent higher education technology 
associations, CAUSE and Educom. 


Mr. Howard Harrison Jr. 
P.O. Box 10 
Sedgwick, ME 04676 

Eugene Wayne Hanunett recently joined the 
process management group in the information 
technology organization of First Union National 
Bank. Prior to this new assignment, he had been 
involved in the development and implementation 
of technology solutions in support of customer ser- 
vice and remote banking applications. He lives in 
Rock Hill, S.C., with his wife, Jean. Howard 
Harrison has moved from Philadelphia, Pa., to 
Sedgwick, Maine. Bill Stewart is a certified tour 
guide for Montgomery and Montgomery County, 
Ala., and works for Landmark Tours. 


Mr. Robert Rust 
4461 Kohler Drive 
Allentown, PA 18103-6029 

Robert Schneider lives in Berea, Ky., with his wife, 
Maria Lichtmann, and has been named 
Distinguished Professor of General Studies at Berea 
College. He is also now a member of the Episcopal 
Church Working Group on Science, Technology, 
and Faith. 


Mr. William Landis Turner 
107 Leslie Lane 
Hoheuwald. TN 38462-1 1 00 

Jim King has recently formed McGowin & King 
Mortgage, LLC in Birmingham, Ala. 


Thomas Gaskin has been named a winner of the St. 
George Medal, the most prestigious award a volun- 
teer can win from die American Cancer Society. Only 
two such awards are given in each state, and the win- 
ners are individuals who have established a record of 
distinguished sendee in achieving the society's goals. 
Dr. Gaskin has given of his time and his expertise for 
thirteen years. A founding member of the Alabama 
Cancer Congress, he is a former state chair of die 
Cancer Liaison Program of the Commission on 

Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. Also, 
he has been appointed chair of the Hope Lodge 
Sn-ategic Planning Committee of the Mid-South 
Division of the society, which recommends Hope 
Lodge construction in a seven state region. 


Col.JackRoysterJr. USAFRet. 
1 880 Shellbrook Drive 
Huntsville, AL 35806 

The Rev. Dwight Ogier is rector of the Episcopal 
Church of the Holy Spirit in dimming, Ga. He is a 
Georgia State Firefighter and a volunteer for the 
Forsyth County Fire Department as a light and air 
specialist. He is chaplain for the fire department, 
the Forsyth County Sheriffs Office, and for the 
Advanced Ambulance EMS/Paramedics. 


Mr. Douglas Milne 

4595 Lexington Avmue, #100 

Jacksonville, FL 32210-2058 

James Wilson lives with his wife, Susan, in 
Louisville, Ky., and recendy participated in the fifti- 
eth anniversary celebration and reenactment at 
Watkins Glen. He was recently elected president of 
the Kentucky branch of the English Speaking 
1 ii 


Mr. John Day Peake 
Regions Bank 
P.O. Drawer 2527 
Mobile, AL 36622 

Pauljoslin is professor of science emeritus at Drake 
Lhiiversity in Des Moines, Iowa. He sings in a bar- 
bershop chorus and recendy completed a book: 
.Science Meets the UFO Enigma. He has fourteen 


Cdr. Albert Polk 
2101 Harbor Drive 
Annapolis. MI) 21401 

Charles Lokey and his wife, Lyn, live in Pine Bluff, 
Ark., where he was recently appointed manager of 
purchasing at Pine Bluff International Paper Mill. 
Samuel Marynick and his wife, Sharon, live in 
Dallas, where he practices reproductive medicine 
and endocrinology. William Vehnekamp was 
recently appointed by the governor of Louisiana to 
the Louisiana State Museum Board of Directors. 
He and his wife, Debbie, live in Mandeville, La. Dan 
Work and his wife, Billie, live in Gennantown, 
Tenn., and have two grandchildren. They enjoy ski- 
ing in Colorado and sailing their thirty-foot sailboat 
in Pickwick Lake. 


Mr. Thomas S. Rue 
P.O. Box 1988 
Mobile, AL 36633 

The Rev. John Merchant is head chaplain of Holy 
Innocents' Episcopal School in Adanta and will cele- 
brate twenty-five years in the priesthood in February 
1999. Stephen Waimey is the managing partner of 
the Orange County office for the Los Angeles-based 
law firm Lewis, D'Amato, Brisbois & Bisgaard, a firm 

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with 220 attorneys and offices in six California cities. 
His daughter, Victoria, is a senior in the college. 



Mr. Herndcm Inge 

2153 Ashland Plate Avenue 

Mobile, AL 36607 

Paul Miller recently moved back south after "a 
long three-year stint" in Michigan. Recently he 
enjoyed playing golf and reminiscing with Tim 
Tolar and, on a separate occasion, with Walter 
Justin. Paul and his wife, Elizabeth, live in Atlanta. 
Thomas Moseley and his wife, Karen, moved 
recently from Huntsville, Ala., to Midlothian, Va. 
William Terry has taken a position with Vaultnet, 
a company working in internet commerce and 
network security, and has moved to Midlothian, 
Tex., with his wife, Nancy. Bradford Peabody has 
been elected to a four-year term as international 
chancellor of the Lambda Chi Alpha 
International Fraternity Board of Directors. In 
1970, he became the first undergraduate to be 
elected to the board and is now in his seventh 
year as chancellor. He is an assistant public 
defender for the Appellate Division of the State 
of Maryland and teaches law at the University of 
Maryland, Baltimore County. 


The Rev. Donald Fishburne received his doctor of 
ministry degree from Sewanee's School of 
Theology in May. He is rector of St. Paul's 
Episcopal Church in Augusta, Ga. His wife, Sarah, 
and he have two children, Allston and Sarah Hart, 
who are students at Episcopal Day School. Michael 
Maxon lives in Belvidere, Tenn., with his wife, 
Kimberly, and their three daughters. He is assistant 
principal and golf coach at Scott Junior High 
School in Winchester. He is on the vestry and is 
junior warden of Trinity Episcopal Church in 
Winchester, and he is the president-elect of the 
Franklin County Country Club. 


Mr. Ma rii n Tilson 
Kilpatrick csf Cody 
Suite 2800/1100 Peachtree St 
Atlanta, GA 30309 

K. Andrew Beaty is a winemaker and lives in 
Lawrenceville, Ga., with his wife, Melissa. His busi- 
ness, Habersham Vintners, has just moved to a new 
facility in Helen, Ga. 


Mr. Robert Coleman 
The Liberty Corporation 
P.O. Box 789 
Greenville. SC 29615 

Mary Morton Hance and hei husband, Bill, live 
in Nashville with their two teenage daughters. 
When the Nashville Banner folded recently, Mary 
was hired by The Tennessean and has continued 
writing her column for frugal consumers, "Ms. 
Cheap." Hank Rast and his wife, Becky, live in 
Riverdale, Ga., with their loin children. He 
teaches at Sand Creek High School part time and 
is attending seminal"}' in preparation loi the 
gospel ministry. 

Mr. Richard Dew 

4325 East Hall Camp Pike 

Knoxville. TN 37921 

Robert Ray Auman lives in Cairo, Ga., with his wife, 
Ann, and their three children. He is the chief assis- 
tant district attorney in the Soudi Georgia Judicial 
Circuit District Attorney's office. Richard Dew mar- 
ried Ellisa Denise Carver on May 31 in Rockford, 
Tenn. Thev live in Knoxville. 


Ms. Nora Frames MeRae 
1515 Nortli State Street 
Jackson, MS 39202 

Rob Granger and his wife, Kathy Herbert Granger 

(C'80), live in Covina, Calif. Their oldest son, Aaron, 
age 17, just had his Eagle Scout court of honor and 
is in the midst of his "great college search." Their 
odier children Megan, age 15, Jonathan, age 13, and 
Becca, age 10, are all happy and health)'. Rebecca 
Williams Wood lives in Athens, Ga., and recently 
incorporated her business, R. Wood Studio. She has 
twelve employees, including artist Corinne Allen 
(C'95), and will soon have a web page. Her compa- 
ny's tableware is sold worldwide. 


Mr. R. Phillip Carpenter 
1465 Northlake Drive 
Jackson, MS 39211-2138 

Jonathan Ertelt and his wife, Bonnie, announce the 
birth of their son, Samuel Linnaeus, born May 7 
this year. They live in Nashville. 


Ms. Rebecca Sims 
Box 9699 Hu>y 158 W 
Ambrose, GA 31512 

Joanne Caldwell Beckman retired from die practice 
of law to stay home with her two sons, Conrad, age 
11, and Nathan, age 9, and is now acdvely involved 
as a volunteer at their school and in the communi- 
ty. She and her husband. Ken, live with the boys in 
Signal Mountain, Tenn. Sarah Jackson has been 
appointed general counsel of die Cabinet for 
Workforce Development in Frankfort, Ky. Bert 
Stockell and his wife, Dorothy, moved to Santiago, 
Chile, from Zambia, where they had been for two 
years. This makes the second time they have called 
South America home, having previously lived in 
Peru for eight years. Clay Yeatman is an engineer 
with American Honda and lives in Lilburn, Ga. He 
went scuba diving in Bonaire this summer and com- 
pleted his first deep water dive (100 feet), his first 
wreck dive, and his first night dive. 


Mr. Hugh Stephenson 
P.O. Box 7278 
Atlanta, GA 30357 

Diana Benton earned her doctorate in psychology 
from die Georgia School ol Professional 
Psychology. She lives and works as a psychologist in 
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, which she says 
is "breathtakingly beautiful.'' Alethea Swann Bugg 
and her husband, Bruce, had their second child, 
Thomas Andrew, on November 12, 1997. They live 
in San Antonio and have an older son, Jim, age 4. 
Bill Calfee lives in Dorset, Vt., with his two kids, Lily, 

age 10, and Peter, age 7. Paula Wilkinson Caldwell 
and her husband. Chip (C'79), live in Savannah, 
Ga., with their daughters, Allison, age 11, and 
Rebecca, age 8. Paula teaches fifih grade. Bill 
Clarkson and his wife, Katie, love living in St. 
Matthews, S.C. He plans a return to his full-time 
practice of veterinary medicine when their two chil- 
dren, Alex, age 3, and Sam, age 1, are a litde older. 
Suzanne DeWalt lives in Pittsburgh and recently 
adopted Meredith Davenport DeWalt, born on 
April 28, 1996, in St. Petersburg, Russia. Bruce 
Dobie lives in Nashville with his wife, Laura Lee. He 
recently visited with Trip Halbkat and John Hill. 
William Gibson and his wife, Anne, live in 
Scottsboro, Ala., with their daughter, Katherine, 
age 8. Kathy Herbert Granger and her husband, 
Rob (C'77), live in Covina, Calif. Their oldest son, 
Aaron, age 17, just had his Eagle Scout court of 
honor and is in the midst of his "great college 
search." Their other children Megan, age 15, 
Jonathan, age 13, and Becca, age 10, are all happy 
and health)'. Clark (C'79) and Monti Mengedoht 
Hanger, live in Charleston, S.C, with their chil- 
dren, Zoe, age 9, Marjorie, age 7, Clark Jr., age 5, 
and Richard, age 3. They recendy spent a week in 
the Monteagle Assembly during the summer guest 
period, and were joined by Tom and Linda 
Macdonald Scarritt (C'79) and Bill Gilmer (C'79). 
Ricky Dale Harper and his wife, Becki, live in 
Oneida, Tenn., and recendy had their second set of 
twins. Jonah and Jeremiah were born on July 5 and 
are doing well. Jan Kibler traveled to China for 
three weeks this July to adopt her daughter, Anna 
Lamar Jianfa, born June 23, 1997, in Wuzhon, 
China. They live in Atlanta. Carolyn Kinman 
Lankford and her husband, Frank (C'71), live in 
Birmingham and had a wonderful summer week- 
end together at Camp McDowell with Jonathan 
Horn (C'79) and his wife, Summer, and Sonny 
Pritchett (C'79), among other Sewanee friends. 
Mark Newell lives in Mobile, Ala., and has two chil- 
dren, Wilson, age 7, and Samantha, age 4. 
Fortunately for them, he says, they resemble his 
wife, Cyndi. Mikell Scarborough served this year as 
chairman of the Charleston County Planning 
Commission during its comprehensive land use 
plan for the future. He and his wife, Mai")', made it 
to Sewanee for the annual Alumni Council meeting 
this August. Frances Glass Tappero lives in Adanta, 
but is traveling and teaching kayaking in California, 
Montana, Idaho, and North Carolina. She and her 
husband, Jordan, paddle together whenever his job 
at the CDC allows. Jane Sample Taylor is now the 
director of public relations for Dalton College, 
where she has been an English instructor for sever- 
al years. Her husband, Dean (C'78), continues as 
rector of St. Mark's Episcopal Church. Ann Benners 
Travis, her husband, Ed, and their children, Kate, 
age 5, and Mary, age 3, live in Austin, Tex. Ann 
recently saw Sonny Pritchett (C'79), Frances Glass 
(C'80), and Errin Carroll (C'78). Tom and Beth 
Nobles White had a son, Henry Joseph William, on 
April 17. They live in Chattanooga with their odier 
children, Zach, age 12, and Mary Stewart, age 9. 


Mr. Brent M/uoi 
2910 Sycamore Street 
Alexandria, VA 22305 

Jim and Libby Trimpe Lewis (C'85) welcomed dieir 
son, William Temple, into their family on October 
31, 1997. Lee Parks Jr. lives in Gainesville, Ga., and 
left the District Attorney's office in May this year to 
go into private practice, forming the partnership of 
Valpey & Parks. He is also on the board of directors 
for the Lanier Area Council on Child Abuse and is 
chairman of its program committee. 


Sewanee/Fall 1998 



Ms. Catherine Meriwether 
4321 Devereaux Road 
Columbia. SC 29205 

Randy Addison retired in September from the U.S. 
Naval Reserve, ha\ing reached the rank of com- 
mander. He is a pilot for United Parcel Service and 
lives in Louisville, Ky. His wife, Liz, and he will cele- 
brate their tenth wedding anniversary in October. 
Randy bumped into Sandy MacLean (C'84) recent- 
ly, and learned that they have been living within a 
mile of each other for the last seven years and did- 
n't realize it! Amy Bradham and Todd Dean were 
married on March 1, 1997, and now live in East 
Brewton, Ala., where they are working to establish a 
business through the Business Enterprise Program 
for the Blind. Suzanne Weir and her family relocat- 
ed to Boston in February this year. After 12 years at 
St. Martin's Press, Suzanne took a position as the 
senior sponsoring editor of the English and litera- 
ture lists in the college division of Houghton Mifflin 
Company. Dianne Witter lives in Lawrenceville, Ga., 
and fulfilled her life-long goal of becoming a free- 
lance winter full-time. She does marketing commu- 
nications and writing for corporations, health orga- 
nizations, and other groups, including a regular col- 
umn in Arthritis Today magazine. 


Mr. Stewart Low 
1144-8 Bibbs Road 
Voorhees, NJ 08043 

Stephen Alvarez and April Howard were married 
on Independence Day at the Lemon Fair in 
Sewanee. To celebrate, the couple rode in the 
annual Fourth of July parade later that day. 
Kathleen Ferguson Chapman and her husband, 
David, adopted a newborn baby girl, Emma Raines 
Chapman, in February. Kevin Holland and his wife, 
Tonya, live in Ooltewah, Term., with their son, Alex, 
age 10. Kevin is a human research manager with 
Sharing Plough. William Brian Rose and his wife, 
Janet, gave birth to their third child, Kalli Elizabeth, 
on May 31. Greg and Shannon Kinyon Townsend 
(C'85) live in Ashville, N.C., with their two boys, 
William Brice and Robert Daniel. Bradley 
Trammel] and his wife, Kate, live in Memphis, 
where he was recendy named shareholder of the 
Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell law firm. He 
practices primarily in litigation. 


David Bridgers and his wife, Anna Short Bridgers 

(C'85), announce the birth of Emily Anne, born 
March 5. John Evans was recently elected to 
Sewanee's Board of Trustees as a lay member. He 
serves on the Nominations, Elections, and 
Credentials Committee and on the Growth and 
Development Committee. Scott Laseter and his 
wife, Helen, gave birth to their first child, Henry 
Clarke, on September 21, 1997. They live in 
Atlanta, where Scott was recendy elected to part- 
nership by the law firm Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP. 
Butch and Kim LaGrange Schaefer (C'87) moved 
from Adanta to The Woodlands, Tex., last August 
when Butch was relocated by Louisiana Pacific. 
Richard Spore has been selected chairman of the 
369-mernber Corporation and Business Law sec- 
tion of the Tennessee Bar Association. He lives in 
Memphis with his wife, Trish, and daughter, 
Caroline Dare, and practices with the law firm of 
Burch, Porter & Johnson. 

Dean of the 
College of 
Arts and 

The University of the South invites applications and nominations for the position of 
dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Ranked among the top twenty-five 
national liberal arts colleges, Sewanee was founded by leaders of the Episcopal 
Church in 1857. With an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1300, the col- 
lege consists of twenty-three departments and offers thirty-three majors. The col- 
lege faculty has 105 full-time members. Roughly half of the faculty has been 
appointed in the 1990s. The overall budget of the college for 1998-99 will be $54.9 
million. The university has recently completed a successful capital campaign which 
raised $175 million, $107 million in hard dollars and the remainder in deferred, 
planned gifts. The current endowment is $220 million. Sewanee is located on a 
striking 10,000 acre campus atop Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau between Chattanooga and Nashville. 

The dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, along with the dean of the School of Theology, is one of the two acade- 
mic deans at Sewanee. An associate dean reports to the dean of the college as do the deans of students and the director 
of admissions. The dean reports to the provost for budget and academic matters. In addition, the dean has direct access to 
the president and vice chancellor and is a member of the senior operations committee of the university. It is anticipated that 
the dean, as a tenured member of a particular department, will teach on a regular basis, as do the provost and president. 
The last decade has seen Sewanee emerge among the top tier of liberal arts colleges in the country, and we seek an 
individual with a strong commitment to teaching and a solid record of research and professional activity to maintain this 
momentum. Successful past administrative experience, gualities of leadership and vision, academic background and achieve- 
ments, and the ability to achieve strategic goals will also count heavily in the assessment of candidates. 

Review of applications will begin on November 1. Nominations and letters of application, which should include a cur- 
riculum vitae and the names of three references, should be sent to: 


The University of the South 

Charles R. Perry, Professor of History 
and Chair of the Dean's Search Committee 
The University of the South 
735 University Avenue 
Sewanee, TIM 37383 

Phone: (931) 598-1355 • Fax: (931) 598-1318 

Swallow Family to Study in Israel 

I'ohn Swallow, C'89, and Cameron Wallace Swallow, C'90, aren't 
like most parents. As soon as they and their two-year-old daugh- 
ter, Rebekah Ruth, welcomed Sophia Caroline home from the 
hospital, they began making preparations to leave the country. 
For the next year, they will live on the eastern end of the 
Mediterranean Sea in Haifa, Israel. 
John earned his doctorate in mathematics from Yale University in 1994 and took a tenure- 
track position at Davidson College that same year. Now, the twenty-eight-year-old PhD is one 
of Davidson's most promising faculty members and holds its prestigious Kimbrough Chair in 
Mathematics. John is considered one of the nation's leading scholars in Galois Theory, the 
study of patterns found in roots of polynomials. He recendy won a National Science 
Foundation International Research Fellow Award, which will fund his research for the next 
year at the Israel Institute of Technology (know as the "Technion") . As a visiting scientist 
there, John will not be teaching, as he has these last four years. Instead, he will have the 
opportunity to work with other mathematicians on problems in his area of interest. 

What will the Swallow family do in Israel when John is not working on his research? 
They will likely learn a little Hebrew to help them navigate the city during their first 
weeks in Haifa. Cameron plans to sing in the Technion Chorus, and the family wants to 
travel in this part of the world where Biblical history was made. Haifa, in addition to 
being home of Israel's oldest university, is the nation's leading industrial city and chief 
seaport. It is near Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee, site of the gospel account of Jesus' 
feeding of the multitude. 

Though they will miss family and friends, and John will miss his students at Davidson, 
such an exciting cultural and professional opportunity is one they could not pass up. John 
points out that Cameron provided much of the impetus to consider opportunities abroad. 
Without a doubt, immersed as they will be in a different culture on a different continent, 
the Swallows' next year, and Sophie's first, will be one unlike any other to come. 

(For more information about John's work, view his homepage, a link to which is avail- 
able from Sewanee's web-site: 

The University of the South 



Ms. Laurie J. Rogers 
7721 Hollins Road 
Richmond, VA 23229-6641 

Chuck Beal and his wife, Elizabeth, live in 
Lexington, Ky., where lie jnsl made partner in his 
law firm. Rusty Bedsole and his wife, Vicky Sparks 
Bedsole (C'90), live in St. Elmo, Ala. Rusty recently 
went to Tanzania, in southeastern Africa, and 
climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro with Jeff Sparks (C'84). 
Barry Bean and his wife, Vicki, live in Holcomb, 
Mo. He just moved his office to Peach Orchard, 
Mo., and is "the biggest cotton broker in town." 
The Rev. Kyle Bennett is now vicar of St. Patrick's 
Episcopal Church in Long Beach, Miss. He and his 
wife, Dody, live in Pass Christian. Paul Bonovich 
started his own business recently in Nashville. Anna 
Short Bridgers and her husband, David (C'84), 
announce the birth of Emily Anne, born March 5. 
Ricky and Jennifer Murray Candler live in 
Sharpsburg, Ga., in the house they have "finally fin- 
ished." Kimberly Crouch and her husband, 
Stephen Brown, gave birth to a daughter, Amelia 
Pearson Brown, on April 20. Paty Daves and his 
wife, Dede, had a son, B.F. Paty Daves Jr. ("B"), on 
April 18, 1997. They live in Mobile', Ala. Larry 
Domenico and his wife, Karen, announce the birth 
of their daughter, Kathrine Laura, born March 22. 
Ann Chapleau Edmonds and her husband, Mike, 
live in Knoxville, where Ann began veterinary 
school this fall. They keep Tennessee walking hors- 
es and grow thornless blackberries on their east 
Tennessee farm. Duncan Elliot moved to Tampa 
with his wife, Laurie, and two daughters, Hannah 
and Annie. He works for IBM. Charles Elmore and 
his wife, Jenifer Bobo Elmore (C'88), live in 
Tallahassee, Fla. He is now the State Bureau Chief 

for the Palm Beach Post, and she is pursuing her PhD 
in English after earning her MA from Florida State 
University. They have two children, Holly, age 6, 
and Shelby, age 3. Teddie Batchman Federici and 
her husband, Paul, recently built a new house. 
They had a son, Jacob, on Julv 31, 1997. Tim 
Fitzgerald and his wife, Sissy, live in Atlanta with 
their daughter, Sadie, age 2. They went to 
Vancouver this year for spring skiing. Doug Fuqua 
is beginning his second year of study toward a PhD 
in history in Honolulu, Hawaii. Hugh Griffith 
Garner lives in Whiteville, N.C., widi his wife, 
Sarah, and recently opened a law firm for general 
practice. Carter Harrison Jackson and her hus- 
band, Danny, moved to Shreveport, La., where she 
is opening a financial sendees business and he is in 
sales. Andrew Kohler works for Nabisco and lived in 
Mexico for two years before his recent transfer to 
Randolph, N.J. Jill Gajda Law remarried in 
November last year and lives on Lake Norman, 
near Charlotte, N.C., with her husband. Bill, and 
her three boys: Blake, age 10, Brandt, age 8, and 
Cooper, age 6. Libby Trimpe Lewis and her hus- 
band, Jim (C'81), welcomed their son William 
Temple Lewis into their family on October 31, 
1997. Despite their misgivings about baring a 
Halloween baby, Will is doing fine and gets along 
wonderfully with his sister, Mary Elizabeth, age 3. 
Richard Lewis and his wife, Melanie Krosnes Lewis 
(C'86), announce the birth of a son, Calum 
Parkfield Lewis, bom June 6. David Mann entered 
the Navy after Sewanee and flew F-14s until April 
1997, when he took a job with Delta Air Lines. His 
wife, Jovce. and he have two boys, Hudson, age 7, 
and Shavne, age 6, and live in Madison, Conn. 
Rebecca Nelson recendy moved to Ann Arbor, 
Mich., where she works on the Internet Project for 
Borders Books & Music. Charles Nunley and his 
wife, Allison, moved to Rockvale, Tenn., and he 

works for Systems and Programming Consultants, a 
firm based in Nashville. Emilie Ostertag lives in 
Seattle, Wash., and is a certified physician's assistant 
wot king part-time in family practice and part-time 
in an emergency room. Deborah Overdorff and 
her husband, Mike Winslett (C'86), celebrated the 
arrival of their daughter, Hannah Louise Winslett, 
on August 15, 1997. Kimberley Patterson Pace and 
her husband, Richard, had a baby girl, Lilli May, on 
September 10, 1997. Mary Patten has finished her 
MA coursework and hopes to finish the degree 
requirements by October William Parker received 
his MA in communications in 1993. He now runs a 
school for Wing-Tsun, which he has studied for 
eleven years, and is the chief instructor for San 
Antonio. Dana Brumfield Perry is a partner in a 
forty-person law firm in which she practices estate 
planning and elder law. Her stepchildren are 'just 
about grown," with Sam at UT-Chattanooga as an 
engineering student and Melissa a junior at 
Sewanee. Her husband, Charles, continues to teach 
in Sewanee's history department. Bob Persons 
works for die Ski Patrol in Keystone, Colo. He and 
his wife, Mimi, were married recently in 
Breckenridge and honeymooned in Orlando "to 
get out of the snow." Eric Rhinehardt and his wife, 
Suzanne, had a new baby girl, India Jean, on 
February 24. Laurie Jarrett Rogers says her fund 
raising consulting business is doing very well and 
seems less and less to be "part-time." Her husband, 
Perm (C'72), and she have two sons, Nat, age 4, and 
Duncan, 18 months. Tina Rose lives in Tullahoma, 
Tenn., and stays busy with her two clothing stores, 
T Michelle's and Magnolias. She gets to visit lots of 
fashion shows. Beth Godwin Sawyer and her hus- 
band, Bob, bought a company, PreStress Services, 
Inc., with three partners. She has returned to work 
after four years to serve as chief financial officer. 
They have two children, Lauren, age 4, and 

Tyler Vaughey, 

C'95, (left) helped 

recent graduate 

Winthrop Short, 

€'98, find a job in 


Alumni Career Advisers Play Major Role 

The Office of Career Services provides an involved 
network of professional resources for both stu- 
dents and alumni. Director Julie King Murphy, 
C'89, and Associate Director Mary Sanders ensure 
that these resources are more meaningful, timely, 
appealing, and accessible than ever before. As part of 
its efforts, the office depends on members of the larg- 
er Sewanee family to reach far beyond the mountain 
and help students and alumni with their career deci- 
sions. In 1997-98, alumni supported career services by 

advising students in their areas of expertise, support- 
ing the internship program, and making or renewing 
commitments for other career-related assistance. 

These initiatives continue with the help of alumni 
such as Tyler Vaughey, C'95. Vaughey has developed 
a city network through which he leads Sewanee stu- 
dents and graduates to appropriate, established 
career advisors in the Chicago area. Winthrop Short, 
C'98, recently benefited from Vaughey's advice. 
"Aside from simply giving me a few names, Tyler real- 
ly took a pro-active role in making sure I found the 
correct job," says Short. "I appreciated his genuine 
concern. He really wanted to know what was hap- 
pening and offered encouraging advice that helped 
guide me in the right direction." Short now works in 
his field of choice as a software engineer with 
Neoglyphics Media Corporation and credits the 
Office of Career Services for supporting him before 
and after graduation. 

The Office of Career Services can help you on your career 
path and can provide opportunities for you to help otliers. Now 
located between the Alumni House and the. Fowler Center, the 
office has added services and staff to meet ttie demanding needs 
of students and alumni seeking professional advice. The career 
services web page, www.sewanee. edu/careerservkes, supplies a 
wealth of information on career assistance. Call fulk Murphy 
or Mary Sanders at 931.598.1121 for more information on 
how to lake, advantage of, or contribute to, the work oftlie Office 
of Career Services. 

Sewanee/Falx 1998 


Lindsey, age 5. Jan Schumann is still enjoying 
Charleston, where she works at the children's hos- 
pital. She sings .with a local choral group, Vox 
Aeterna, which sings twentieth-century music. 
Stephanie Scruggs is starting her third year teach- 
ing ninth-grade English at the Randolph School in 
Huntsville, Ala. This year she picks up a class of 
seniors, which she'll make sure knows all about 
Sewanee. George Shwab took a new job last winter 
working in chronic pain treatment widi an anes- 
thesiologist in Hermitage, Tenn. Trade Gill 
Slattery and her husband, Patrick, moved recently 
to an Ozark mountaintop farm and plan to skirt an 
organic produce business. John and Holly Cain 
Somerville live in Birmingham, Ala., where John is 
an attorney doing litigation work, and Holly has 
recendy retired from her counseling job to stay at 
home with their baby, Annie, born on June 27, 
1997. Sheri Morton Stanley and her husband, John 
(C'84), live in St. Petersburg, Fla., where she 
recendy took a position in desktop publishing with 
Beckwith Electric, and he works for Bausch & 
Lomb. Sheri plans to enroll in an internet-based 
graduate program in religious studies offered by 
Ohio University. Their daughter, Rowan, age 4, is a 
"firecracker." Mary Burns Tanenblatt still practices 
psychiatry in Atlanta. She and her husband, Eric, 
have two sons, ages two years and two months. 
William Timodiy Thomas and Lori Lynne Kersey 
were married on June 6. He is employed by Wilson 
County Schools. Shannon Kinyon Townsend and 
her husband, Greg (C'83), live in Asheville, N.C., 
with their two boys, William Brice and Robert 
Daniel. Jeff Willis just made partner at the firm of 
Rogers & Hardin. He lives in Adanta with his wife, 
Molly, and their two children, Anne Marie, 18 
months, and Adam, age 3. Ward Wilson and his 
wife, Annemarie, gave birth to their second child, 
Sophia, in October 1997. They moved to Charlotte, 
N.C., in December. Dr. Jonathan Woolfson lives in 
Adanta and specializes in laser refractive surgery. 


Ms. Read Van de Water 
4701 29th PI NW 
Washington, D.C. 20008 

Clay Bethell was recendy named shareholder of the 
Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell law firm in 
Memphis. He concentrates his practice in the areas 
of real estate, banking, commercial, and corporate 
law. Thomas Black and Beth Petteway were recendy 
married and now live in Jackson, Miss., where he 
became vice-president and part owner of the con- 
struction firm in which he has been employed since 
his graduation from Sewanee. Chris Bright lives in 
Roswell, Ga., with his wife, Terri. He was recendy 
promoted to assistant secretary of Employers' 
Reinsurance Corporation, a division of GE Capital. 
Adrienne Briggs still lives in and loves Tucson, Ariz. 
Randy Buckner and his wife, Jami, gave birth to a 
daughter, Emory Elizabeth, on August 21, 1997. 
Mary Lambert Belechak has a new job as school 
counselor at William Blount High School in 
Maryville, Tenn. She is proud to announce she 
helped her first student gain admission to and 
matriculate at Sewanee. Nancy Brim lives in Atlanta 
and teaches chemistry at Lakeside High School. Wes 
Clayton and his wife, Frances, have a new baby girl 
named Hannah Page. Wes was recendy named to 
the President's Council of Smith Barney, Inc. 
Sandra Gregg Connolly and her husband, Bryan, 
had their second child in April, a son named 
Zachariah. Susan Glenn Estep moved back to 
Adanta with her husband, Scott, and dieir two sons, 
Chandler, age 5, and Hunter, age 3. She is running 
a transcription business from her home. Julia Gable 
joined the epidemiology department of the AIDS 
Research Consortium of Atlanta, a nonprofit 

HIV/ AIDS research center. Dennie Crabtree has 

finished his surgical training at Texas Tech. He and 
his wife, Joann, moved to TuIIahoma, Tenn., where 
he will be doing general, thoracic, and vascular 
surgery. Brenda Ellis has a new job as the business 
reference librarian at Clemson University, Robbie 
Fisher is director of conservation for the Mississippi 
field office of The Nature Conservancy. Alison 
Steber Foster and her husband, Andrew, gave birth 
to a son, Nicholas John, on October 23, 1997. 
Robert Glenn and his wife, Karen, have a new 
daughter, Sarah Rose. Randy Buckner is her godfa- 
ther. Martin Hale and his wife, Maria, were married 
last September Rusty Bedsole and William Edwards 
were both groomsmen in the wedding. The Hales 
own four cats and live in Cookeville, Tenn., where 
Martin is now a teacher. Will Hancock and his wife, 
Susan, have three children, a daughter, Carter, born 
May 2, 1997, and twins Will and Libby, born May 1, 
1998. They report having lots of diapers and getting 
very little sleep. Byron Harris and his wife, Rie, live 
in Atlanta, where he runs the features desk at CNN 
and does planning for gathering of domestic news. 
Cornelia Todd Harrison moved to Philadelphia 
with her two sons, Sean, age 8, and Daniel, age 6. 
She works as a medical malpractice paralegal at 
White and Williams, LLP in Center City, Pa. Kathryn 
Hyten Haynes and her husband, Ed, were married 
in Hawaii in 1996, and their daughter, Jordan Jean, 
was born in March of this year. They live in 
ScotLsdale, Ariz., where Kathryn works for Motorola 
as a quality and test manager. Zan Eric Hefner and 
his wife, Lori, live in Dallas where he works in pro- 
motions and marketing for Atlantic Records. 
Virginia Hipp and Paul Phillippi were married on 
July 19 in Lee Chapel on the campus of Washington 
and Lee University, Lexington, Va. They live in 
Springfield, Va. After ten years working on die busi- 
ness side of the Metropolitan Opera in New York 
City, Rachel Hocking now works on die creative and 
artistic side as the assistant to the orchestra manag- 
er. Clark Jackson recently became a limited partner 
at JC Bradford. He and his wife, Jane Mabry, had 
their tiiird child in October 1997. Sonja James lives 
in Charles Town, W.Va., and writes poetry full-time. 
Rob Johnson and his wife, Pam, were married in 
August 1997. They live in Charlotte, N.C., where 
Rob is a Director with First Union Capital Markets. 
Susan Bell Kase and her husband, Robert, had their 
diird child, George Joseph, on April 12 diis year. 
Michael Kerr and his wife, Kim, had their second 
child last July, a daughter named MacKenzie Grace. 
He continues to serve as die chief financial officer 
of the Diocese of Virginia. Will Kidd is a consultant 
with Knoxville businesses on sustainable develop- 
ment and a European initiative called The Natural 
Step. Rachel Hoover Kirby lives in McMinnville, 
Tenn., widi her husband, Robert, and her children, 
Isabel, age 1, Rachel, age 3, and Robert and Lake, 
both age 6. Clif Kitchens and his wife, Dial, have 
three boys and live in Columbia, S.C., where he 
works in real estate. Jack Krupnick finished an ER 
residency in June. He and his wife, Florence, and 
their children, Jackson and Katie, moved to 
Asheville, N.C. Steve Kretsch spent the summer in 
Paris on assignment for Sabre Technology 
Solutions. Melanie Krosnes Lewis and her husband, 
Richard (C'85), announce the birth of a son, Calum 
Parkfield, born June 6. They live in Bloomington, 
Ind., where Melanie teaches aquatic fitness classes 
and stays home with Calum and widi five-year-old 
Claire. Joe Liles is now a National Sales Manager, 
offering financial planning services to employees of 
corporations and institutions. He and his wife, 
Dawn, live in Yardley, Pa. Andrew Magenheimer and 
his wife, Kim, announced the birth of their son, Kyle 
Finley in March this year. After spending twelve 
years on Wall Street, Betsy Mallonee is now the 
director of fitness at the Tarrytown, N.Y YMCA. 
Brian Masters is a chemistry and physical science 

teacher at Grundy County High School in Tracy 
City, Tenn., and received the superintendent's 
Award for Excellence in Teaching. He and his wife, 
Elizabeth, had a daughter on May 10, 1997. Brian 
Mainwaring lives in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and is the 
director ol development foi die Hennie 
Fdmundson Hospital Foundation. Louise 
Richardson Manzella and her husband, Stephen, 
have an 18-month-old son, Matthew Winslett. In 
May, Darby Ray celebrated the end of her second 
year as assistant professor of religious studies at 
Millsaps College, the publication ol her lirsl book, 
and the birth of her first child. JoAnne White Ray is 
enjoying her new home in Montgomery, Ala., with 
her husband, Glen, and is still on die staff at the VA 
Hospital as a clinical psychologist. Kadiy Rappolt 
Royal will be president of die Junior League of 
Greater Princeton, N J., this year. She lives in Yardley, 
Pa., with her husband, Joe, and her children, Jennie, 
age 6, and Mary Beth, age 4. Rob and Lisa Reynolds 
Sharp live in Fayetteville, Ark. He recently earned his 
licensure in architecture and has opened his own 
firm. Lynne Johnson Sherer lives in Macon, Ga., with 
her daughter, Annie, age 5, where she is the training 
and development manager for South Trust Bank of 
Middle Georgia. Gene Snead and his wife, Joy, gave 
birth to Stetson Jude on July 23, 1997. Gene has a 
new job as project manager for Calsonic North 
America. Woody Spearman lives in Mandeville, La., 
with his wife, Claire, and recently took a new job at 
J&J Surgical Sales. Philip Stafford took a job as an 
economist with NationsBank in the area of country 
risk analysis. He and his wife, Janice, had their sec- 
ond child, Robert, in May 1997. Brent Sudduth lives 
in New York City and works for FX Networks/Fox 
Cable TV. He is working on several writing projects, 
including a new animated television series. Anna 
Dowden Tschetter and her husband, Bill (C'87) , live 
in Orlando, Fla., with their new baby girl, Ellen 
Fitzsimmons, born March 18. Serena Connor 
Verfurth and her husband, Robert, live in San Diego, 
Calif., and had their second daughter in November 
last year. Jennifer Cook Wiegand and her husband, 
Joe (C'87), live in Kirkland, 111., and had dieir first 
child in May. Sarah Preston Woods and her husband, 
Chris, just moved to New York City after living in 
Hong Kong for ten years. Read Van de Water lives in 
Washington, D.C, and works as legislative counsel 
for international uade for The Business Roundtable. 
She and her husband, Mark, have two children, 
Parker, age 4, and Ward, age 1 . Mike Winslett and his 
wife, Deborah Overdorff (C'85), celebrated die 
arrival of dieir daughter, Hannah Louise Winslett, 
on August 15, 1997. Laura Dusek Wolfe sells finan- 
cial and HR enterprise systems to midwest services 
accounts. She still loves Chicago and manages to ride 
hunter jumpers. Wrenn Wooten moved from 
Nashville to St. Louis, where he will begin a residen- 
cy in radiology. 


Mr. Fox Johns/on 

325 Park Road 

Lookout Mln., TN 37350 

Edward Marshall in and his wife, Kathryn, gave birth 
to their first child on November 6, 1997, a boy 
named Clark Marshall. They live in Greenville, S.C. 
Kim LaGrange Schaefer and her husband, David 
"Butch" Schaefer (C'84), moved from Adanta to 
The Woodlands, Tex., last August when Butch was 
relocated by Louisiana Pacific. Bill Tschetter and his 
wife, Anna Dowden Tschetter (C'86), live in 
Orlando, Fla., with their new baby girl, Ellen 
Fitzsimmons, born March 18. 

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Ms. Lesley Grant 

459 N Gardner Street 

Los Angeles. CA 90036-5 70S 

William Block Jr. has returned to East Tennessee 
State University (ETSU) in Johnson City, Tenn., to 
join die facultv of die James H. Quillen College of 
Medicine as an assistant professor of OB/GYN. He 
earned his MD degree from ETSU in 1992. In addi- 
tion to teaching, he will maintain his maternal-fetal 
medicine practice in Johnson City. Christina Troy 
Edwards and her husband, Davis, had their second 
child, a daughter named Georgia Coleman, on June 
16. Jenifer Lynn Bobo Elmore and her husband, 
Charles (C'85), live in Tallahassee, Fla. She is pursu- 
ing her PhD in English after earning her MA from 
Florida State University, and he is now die state 
bureau chief for the Palm Beach Post. They have two 
children. Holly, age 6, and Shelby, age 3. Jonathan 
,\m\ Helen Minns Hartiens gave birth to their second 
son, Benjamin David Carlisle, on December 7, 1997. 
In September, thev moved to Sicily, Italy, with the 
Nav\ and will be dure loi three vcars. Christopher 
Jones moved from Pocatello, Idaho, to Princeton, 
N.J., where he works in the School of Historical 
Studies of the Institute for Advanced Study. Shae 
Espy Minnick lives in Soddy Daisy, Tenn., with her 
husband, Barry, and her two stepsons. She has just 
begun a new job at a nursing home in Cleveland, 
Tenn., after graduating in August from the 
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga with a physical 
therapy degree. Carrie Beth Prilliman and her hus- 
band, Keith, live in Round Rock, Tex., and she works 
in human resources operations at Dell Computer 
Tyler Stallings is director of programs at the 
Huntington Beach Art Center, in Huntington 
Beach, Calif. He has been curator for over twenty 
exhibitions independently and for the Art Center 
since earning his BFA in 1990 from the Atlanta 
College of Art and his MEA in 1992 from the 
California Institute of the Arts. 


Mr. John Patten Guerry 
175 Kenley Court 
Marietta, GA 30068 

Mahan Archer and his wife, Laura Lancaster (C'89), 
had a son, Miles Pearce, on July 29. Alex and Kathy 
Gotko Bruce (C'90) live in Lakeland, Fla., with their 
daughter Allison. Alex recendy accepted a faculty 
position at Florida Southern College. Frances Clay 
has entered law school at Mercer University in 
Macon, Ga. Todd Falls recendy completed his sur- 
gical residency and opened a practice, Montclair 
Podiatry, in Birmingham. Mary Keating was married 
this spring to Frank Bradley in Houston. Mark 
Konradi was recently promoted to sports editor for 
the A rlington Morning Neios in Texas. He and his wife, 
Kim, bought their first home in May and gave birth 
tcj their first child, Anna Katherine, in June. Laura 
Millard lives in Nashville, and spent a week snorkel- 
ing in Key West with her fiance, [on Ladd. Laura was 
also a bridesmaid in Mary Keating's wedding, along 
with classmate Caron Josey. David Lusk and his wife, 
Claudine, have a new son, Thomas David, born on 
September 1. George Seiters III and his wife, 
Catherine, recendy moved from Duluth, Ga., to San 
Francisco, Calif. 


Ms. Katy Morissey Selover 
S27 Hudson Street 

Hoboken, NJ 07030-5003 

Frank Andrew finished his MBA at the University of 

North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1997 and now 
lives in Baltimore, Md., where he works for Black & 
Decker Power Tools. Laura Lancaster Archer and 
her husband, Mahan (C'89), had a son. Miles 
Pearce, on July 29. Laura Kay Walker Berry prac- 
tices law in Raleigh, N.C., She and her husband, 
David, had a daughter, Grace Carlyle, on 
November 3, 1997. Laura Bybee earned her mas- 
ter's in botany from Oregon State University and 
took a job with Friday Harbor Laboratories of the 
University of Washington. Vick and Loretta Shanley 
Crowley announce the birth of their son, Richard 
Vick Crowley, III, on August 2. They live in 
Greenville, S.C., where Vick is the assistant treasur- 
er for the Emergent Group, Inc., and Loretta is a 
therapist in private practice. David and Wendy 
Viebrock Upchurch live in San Diego, Calif., and 
gave birth to a baby boy, David Viebrock (Brock), 
on May 21. Aideen Mannion lives in Santa Barbara, 
Calif. Katy Morrissey married Peter Britton Selover 
Jr. on May 1(5 in Nashville. Neill and Kathy Rogers 
Touchstone announce the arrival of their daughter, 
Allie White, on July 8. 


Ms. Marsena Wallei 
536 E Luray Avert ue 

Alexandria, VA 22301 

Jason Ehrlinspiel joined the law firm of MacNeill & 
Buffington as the senior associate in the litigation 
department. Robert Monroe was married to Amy 
Dooley on November 7, 1997, in Cedartown, Ga., 
where the)' now live. Caroline Monte married Kent 
Gibson on August 1. They live in Atlanta, where she 
is an industrial engineer for Northside Hospital. 
Stephanie Woodham Kemmer and her husband, 
Mitch, announce the birth of their son, James 
Woodham, on April 7. The live in Centreville, Ala., 
where she is general counsel to Bibb Medical 
Center. Greg Morrison and Elizabeth Overton 
Cavert were married June 6 in All Saints' Chapel in 
Sewanee. They live in Washington, D.C., where 
Greg is the office manager for Zero Population 
Growth, a non-profit organization that monitors 
population issues as they pertain to environmental 
and women's rights concerns. Trey Moye III recent- 
ly joined the Atlanta law firm Troutman Sanders, 
LLP. Jennifer Warmack Snyder and her husband, 
Tracy, had their first child, a son named Grayson 
Jarriel, on June 7, 1998. Charles Lambert White 
and Lisa Katherine Hanrahan were married on 
April 4 in Cashiers, N.C. They live in Atlanta, where 
Charles works for J.C. Bradford & Co. 


Ms. Kathryn McDonald 

238 East State Street. Apt. 4 
Baton Rouge, LA 70802 

Amy Edwinson Bray and her husband, Tim (C'93), 
recently moved to Austin, Tex., from Honolulu, 
Hawaii. Helen Davis Britton and her husband, 
John, live in Chapel Hill, N.C, and she is "thor- 
oughly enjoying" leaching resource at Efland 
Cheeks Elementary School. Bryan Davis finished 
his MFA in technical direction at the North 
Carolina School of the Aits. Before moving to 
Daytona, Fla., he took a "long-awaited" trip to 
Europe. He now works as a project manager for 
Mvstic Scenic Studios building scenery for Disney 
and Universal Studios, among other clients. Wil 
Mills and his wife, Kathryn, announce die birth of 
their son, Benjamin Oliver, on June 21 in 
Summcrtown, Tenn. Micah Morrone and Cawthon 
Custer were married on May 30. Thev have moved 
to Albany, Ga., where they both practice as attor- 
neys. Dineo Refilwe Skwambane completed her BS 

in accounting. She lives in Sandton, South Africa 
and works as a business analyst with the Industrial 
Development Corporation of South Africa. Robert 
(B.T.) Thomas and Patty Jo Elder (C'96) were mar- 
ried June 27 in St. Andrew's Chapel on the campus 
of St. Andrew's-Sewanee School. They live in 
Bishop, Ga. Patrick and Lisa Kaminski Welchel 
send greetings from dieir new hot tub on the deck 
of their home in Atlanta. Lisa recently started a new 
job with a financial consulting firm, and Patrick is 
an attorney. Ben Zeigler and Belle Hearon Little 
(C'96) were married on August 22 at the Episcopal 
Church of the Advent in Spartanburg, S.C. 


Ms. Rebecca Miller 
4203 Town Walk Drive 
Hamden, CT 06518 

J.C. and Tammy Haston Austin will be living in 
Cape Town, South Africa, for the next year. J.C. 
graduated in May from the Princeton Theological 
Seminary with a master of divinity degree. He 
received two fellowships from the seminary for 
study at the University of Cape Town: the Graduate 
Study Fellowship for the Parish Pulpit Ministry and 
the Senior Fellowship in New Testament. Andrew 
Bouldin lives in Atlanta and is the director of grad- 
uate admissions for Mercer University, where he is 
completing his MBA. Geoff Bowie has moved back 
to New York City to pursue his career as an artist 
after teaching in Sewanee's fine arts department. 
Tim Bray and his wife, Amy Edwinson Bray (C'92), 
recendy moved to Austin, Tex., from Honolulu. 
Hawaii. Lesley Chapman is in graduate school at 
the University of Kentucky studying art history and 
working as a teaching assistant. She and Matthew 
Reynolds were married in October 1997. Jason 
Forrester and his wife, Vidya, live in Washington, 
D.C., where he is a researcher for The Brookings 
Institute and the Carnegie Commission on 
Preventing Deadly Conflict. Cindy Gentry married 
Morris Edwards on June 20. They live in Nashville, 
where she teaches at Franklin Road Academy and 
he works for Nextlink. Julie Junkins moved from 
Birmingham to Atlanta and is pursuing her MBA at 
Georgia State University while she works for the 
Southern Company in their leadership develop- 
ment program. Courtney Key earned a master's 
degree in architectural history this May from die 
University of Virginia. She is now the assistant direc- 
tor of the downtown historic district in Houston. 
Chris Miller and Stephanie Bush (C'94) were mar- 
ried in All Saints' on June 13. They live in 
Lexington, Ky, where Chris is in medical school, 
and Stephanie is in law school, botii at University of 
Kentucky. Mara Morreale lives in Atlanta and works 
at die advertising agency of Ogilvy & Mather and is 
an instructor at the Portfolio Center, an advertising 
school in Atlanta. Peter Morgan is pursuing his MA 
in English at the University of Mississippi and works 
as the circulation manager in the Eastland Law 
Library. Doug and Sarah Gilbert Murray live in 
Decatur, Ga., where he is in the second year of his 
residency in orthopedic surgery at Atlanta's 
Georgia Baptist Hospital, and she has started her 
PhD in political science at Emory University. Tony 
Neill and Alisa Thomas were married on May 16. 
They live in Nashville, where he attends graduate 
school at David Lipscomb University, and she is 
employed by Graward General Companies. 


Ms. Dawn White 

401 Lenox Way 

Atlanta. GA 30324 

Julian Adams and Elizabeth Allston McCrady were 

married on August 29 in All Saints' Chapel. Ali 

Sewanee/Fall 1998 


Hasan Biirney has been studying toward his LLM in 
international banking and finance law at Queen 
Mary & Westfield College of the University of 
London. Stephanie Bush and Chris Miller (C'93) 
were married in All Saints' on June 1 3. They live in 
Lexington, Ky, where Chris is in medical school, 
and Stephanie is in law school, bodi at University of 
Kentucky. Kim Giles was recently promoted to oper- 
ations manager of the Nashville, Term., branch of 
Micro Computer Solutions, a full-service computer 
company. Clark Elam Harwell and her husband, 
Tom, live in Athens, Ga., where she teaches eighth- 
grade geography at Athens Academy. Shane 
Hiinziker and Sally Elizabeth Murphy were married 
in All Saints' Chapel on June 20. They live in 
Atlanta, where he is a computer support represen- 
tative. Leigh Love just graduated from Mercer Law 
School and has moved to Atlanta, where she will be 
practicing with the law firm of Moore, Ingram, 
Johnson and Steele. Sarah Metzgar moved back to 
Sewanee to become the director of publications in 
the Office of Communications. Tony Richards 
made a hole-in-one on September 1 1 this year at 
Old Fort Golf Club in Murfi eesboro, Tenn., on the 
155 yard #3. He is a personal banker with First 
American National Bank. Kristen Rogers and Will 
Weaver were married on June 6 and live in Nashville 
where she teaches at Julia Green Elementary 
School, and he is the web manager for Hammock 
Publishing. Susie Weston lives in Atlanta, where she 
coaches soccer and teaches at die Lovett School. 



My. Anne McGinn 
21 Trevor PI 
London SW7 

Class Editor 
Ms. Nikki Merritt 
215 Ravenel Street 
Columbia, SC 29205 

Jordana Tonn and Justin Adams (C'98) were manned 
on December 27, 1997. Jordana finished her MLIS 
from University of Alabama, and they have moved to 
Nashville, where Justin is a law student at Vanderbilt 
University. Andrew Benson and Amy Powell were mar- 
ried in All Saints' Chapel on August 15. Matt Boucher 
has moved to Tesuque, N.M. Katherine Christy and 
Charles Israel were married on June 13 in Houston. 
The Rt Rev. Duncan Gray (T'53) presided over their 
vows at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church. 
Katherine teaches special education at Klein Forest 
High School and is pursuing a master's degree in 
counseling at Prairie View A&M, and Charles is work- 
ing on his PhD in history and serves as die editor for 
die journal of Southern History at Rice University. In 
August, Drew Corbett started an MBA at the 
University of Wisconsin in Madison. Hillary 
Covington was in Boston for three years and has to 
moved home to Springfield, Tenn. Scott and Holley 
Monteil (C'96) Ellis had a baby girl, Mary Ashton, on 
April 19. Nikki Etheridge and Will Merritt (C'96) were 
married on July 25 at Christ Church in Macon, Ga. 
They live in Columbia, S.C., where she is assistant 
director of development for Heathwood Hall 
Episcopal School, and he is a second year medical stu- 
dent. Angela Sitz Ladd graduated from nursing 
school in August. She and her husband, Gary, live in 
Hillsboro, Tenn. Charles McCorquodale graduated 
from the Cumberland School of Law in May. Stacy 
Patton teaches diird grade at Snapfinger Elementary 
School in Atlanta. Mary Marshall Seaver made die 
U.S. Whitewater Team in May and traveled to Europe, 
where she finished twentieth in die World Cup. Slit- 
lives in Bethesda, Md. Traci Solomon entered gradu- 
ate school this fall at the University of Texas to pursue 
Latin American Studies. 

Ms. E. Ashley Neal 
2417 Walton Way 
Augusta, GA 30904 

AnneBudros lives in Nashville and recently ai tcpted 
a position as a personal financial advisor with 
American Express. Lindsey Delaplaine and Bryan 
Ecklund were married on May 23 and now live in 
Colorado. Patty Jo Elder and Robert (B.T.) Thomas 
(C'92) were married June 27 in St. Andrew's Chapel 
on the campus of St. Andrew's-Sewanee School. 
They live in Bishop, Ga. Holley Monteil Ellis and her 
husband, Scott (C'95), had a baby girl, Mary Ashton, 
on April 19. Sissy Kuhlke and James Gardner III 
were married June 27. They live in Nashville, where 
she works at Davis-Kidd Booksellers, and he works 
for Wyer Creative Communications. Linda 
Latchford recently returned to the Mountain to be 
the assistant director of alumni relations. Belle 
Hearon Littie and Ben Zeigler (C'92) were married 
on August 22 at the Episcopal Church of the Advent 
in Spartanburg, S.C. Will Merritt and Nikki 
Etheridge (C'95) were married on July 25 at Christ 
Church in Macon, Ga. They live in Columbia, S.C, 
where he is a second year medical student, and she 
is assistant director of development for Heathwood 
Hall Episcopal School. Tom Powell is still in Nepal 
with the Peace Corps, but is receiving Sewanee 
friends: Julie Graves (C'97) just returned from a 
visit. Melissa Riley received a co-op widi the National 
Transportation Safety Board and spent the summer 
investigating aircraft accidents in the Pacific north- 
west. Steve Schale recently moved to St. Augustine, 
Fla.. and bought his first home, a condominium. 

Lyle Tenpenny and his wife, Elizabeth Ellington 
(C'98), live in Philadelphia, where Lyle is a first year 
law student at the University of Pennsylvania. Andria 
Grace Warren and Stephen Ivan Kozak (C'97) were 
married in Jackson, Tenn., on August 15. 


Ms. Amy Crowdei 
84 A 261 1 1 Street 

Alia iila. GA 3(1309 

Porter Barron recendy returned from Transvaal, 
South Africa where he worked at the Nd/.alama 
Farm and Game Reserve. Cristy Beasley is a law stu- 
dent at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and 
was recendy in Sewanee to pass her gown to hei 
brother, Thomas (C'99). Andy Beck lives in 
Virginia and works for the National Automobile 
Dealers Association as a regulatory analyst. Will 
Belford is pursuing his MFA in creative writing at 
the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Catherine 
Black lives in Columbia, S.C, and teaches at 
Heathwood Hall Episcopal School in its extended- 
care program. Jane Anne Blakney is pursuing her 
master's degree in archaeology at New Mexico 
State University. Louis Caputo lives in Orlando and 
works in Winter Park, Fla. Chandler Collins spent 
the summer working at Camp Seafarer and in 
September moved to Taipei, Taiwan, to teach 
English in a YMCA program. Matt Cooke is work- 
ing on his master's in geology at the Lhiiversity of 
South Carolina in Columbia. Amy Crowder works 
at a fund raising consulting firm in Atlanta. 
Christian Cuder lives in Decatur, Ga., where he is 
the assistant director at the Jackson Fine Art 
Gallery. Katherine Davis works for Merrill Lynch in 


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Jacksonville, Fla., and is studying to be a certified 
financial planner. Whit Davis lives in Savannah, Ga., 
and sells Volvos. Millie Flournoy worked in Italy as 
Mi au pair through June and has begun training to 
be a teacher in a Montessori School Hugh Garrett 
is in law sihool in Memphis. Tenn. Luke Gebhard 
is pursuing Latin American and Iberian Studies at 
Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Before going 
back to school, he played guitar in St. Louis. 
Stephanie Gilbert is pursuing her MA in art history 
at Vanderbilt and works in museum education at 
Cheekwood Museum of Art and Gardens. Julie 
Graves is pursuing teacher certification at the 
University of North Carolina in Asheville. She just 
returned from a visit to Nepal to see Tom Powell 
(C'96), who is in the Peace Corps. Jamison Hinds is 
a law student at the University of Alabama in 
Tuscaloosa. Holly Hacker Uses in Washington, D.C., 
where she works for Senator McConnell ol 
Kentucky. Clayton Haden is a law student at St. 
Mary's University in San Antonio. Holly Hadley is a 
student in the graduate school at the Miami 
Institute of Psychology. Rachel Miers Hally is mar- 
ried to Malcolm Hally. They live in Bethesda with 
their one-year-old son, Callum James. Alyson 
Hargrove is working with inner-city children to pro- 
duce a radio soap opera about preventing HIV and 
other STDs. The show will air initially in Knoxville, 
Tenn. Niklas Hultin is pursuing his PhD in cultural 
anthropology al the University of Pennsylvania in 
Philadelphia. His specialty is West Africa. Jennifer 
Ison is working on her master's in social work at the 
University of South Carolina in Columbia. Bob 
Jackson recendy started work with Rindt-McDuff 
Associates, an environmental consulting firm in 
Marietta, Ga. He performs environmental assess- 
ments and audits. Jamey Jones is working on his MS 
in geology at the University of Wyoming and plans 
to move to Anchorage, Alaska, this fall to begin an 
internship with an oil exploration company. Ginny 
Keleher moved to Breckinridge, Colo., this year for 
the ski season and loves it so much she might stay 
for the coming year. Maggie Kizer spent the sum- 
mer in Aspen, Colo., working at an environmental 
center. She had been teaching on Seabrook Island, 
S.C., prior to her move out west. Geoffrey Kohl is 
studying for a graduate degree in journalism at the 
University of Mississippi in Oxford. Stephen Ivan 
Kozak and Andria Grace Warren (C'96) were mar- 
ried in Jackson, Tenn. on August 15. Beth Rowe 
Lewis is a law student at Stetson College of Law in 
St. Petersburg, Fla. Dan Litde recendy started as a 
financial consultant and consumer loan officer 
with SouthTrust Bank in Atlanta. Sara Long spent 
last winter living in Rye Beach, N.H. and worked in 
sales for Arcadia Publishing. She was transferred to 
Charleston, SC to become a publicity and promo- 
tions executive. Will McBride worked for Lockheed 
Mai lin this summei and plans to graduate from 
Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., under the 
3/2 engineering program. Lindsay McMillan lived 
in Atlanta after returning from Costa Rica in 
January and moved to Colorado in June to work as 
a camp counselor for the summei. Ian McVey lives 
in Ml. Pleasant, S.C., and works lor a law firm in 
Charleston. Emily Montjoy lives in New York City 
and works al The I IiiiImiii liiimw, a quarterly maga- 
zine of literature and the arts. Nicole Noffsinger is 
in her final year of a master's degree in counseling 
psychology al West Virginia University, in 
Morgantown, W.Va. Julia Norwood works at 
Sotheby's in New York City. Last year she did an 
internship al the Metropolitan Museum ol Art in 
the Department of European Sculpture and 
Decorative Ails. Grove Parsons is a college place- 
ment counselor at Texas Military Institute in San 
Anionio. Betsy Pollett is studying school psycholo- 
gy in a graduate program at Trinity University in 
San Anionio. Brandi Poole is a marketing assistant 
Ini the Colorado Xplosion ol the women's 

American Basketball League. Jeanne Porter lives in 
Birmingham and works for Southern Progress 
Corporation in the advertising department of 
Cooking Light Magazine and Weight Watchers 
Magazine. Jessica Pursley and Jeremiah Kidwell 
were married on July 18. Martha Rhodes is a law 
student at the University of South Carolina in 
Columbia. Kenneth Riggs is studying law at the 
Louis\ille School of Law in Kentucky. Magnus 
Rogers lives in Atlanta and works for Photo Books, 
Inc. Rebecca Rusche is a master's student in early 
childhood education at the University of Kentucky 
in Lexington. She is rooming with Chris Johnson 
(C'96). Catherine Salmon lives in Russia and is 
practicing her language skills. She spent time in 
Moscow and will be in St. Petersburg for the next 
year before heading on to law school. Stephen 
Salmon and Juanita Christine Warren were married 
on August 1 and now live in Carrollton, Tex. Tania 
Samman went scuba diving recently with Patrick 
Lindsay and Lauren Shannon (C'96) in Crystal 
River, Fla., where they got to swim with manatees. 
Paula Sereebutra lives in Covington, La., and did 
an internship in Baton Rouge this summer. Riley 
Sims woiks (and plays) in Sun Valley, Idaho. She 
spent part of the summer "resort lull" traveling and 
visiting friends, but is back at work (and play) now. 
Bonnie Smith spent July traveling around Europe 
and is a graduate student and teacher at University 
of Tennessee, Knoxville. Legare Smith lives in 
Jupiter, Fla., and works on a 54-foot sport fishing 
boat. Prior to taking that position, he spent two 
months in Cancun and spent some time in tin- 
Bahamas. Alice Sneary will soon finish her master's 
degree, then she plans to move to Hawaii. Natalie 
Sparks lives in Jackson, Miss., and works for St. 
Dominic Behavioral Health Services. Robbie 
Spruill is pursuing her MA in early childhood edu- 
cation at the L T niversity of South Carolina. Missy 
Sumerell is a law student at Wake Forest University. 
Casden Tindall is a student at Peabody Teachers' 
College at Vanderbilt pursuing his MA in English 
education. Jim Uden lives in Nash\ille and works 
for Northwestern Mutual. Duncan Vinson is a grad- 
uate student in ethnomusicology at Brown 
University in Providence, R.I. Cathy White married 
Jaeson Engle (C'98) on June 6, and they live in 
River Ridge, La. Carroll Williamson is a second lieu- 
tenant in the L'nited States Marine Corps School of 
Law. Chris Williams and Sara Cherie Plant were 
married on June 6, and Chris is a law student at 
Cumberland University. Lee Williams and Nick 
Bruner (C'98) were married on August 15 in 
Bartlesville, Okla., and now live in Washington, 
D.C. Kristen Ellen Wilson's new address is in 
Millersville, Md. Amanda Wolfe is a video journalist 
for CNN International in Atlanta. Carden Yeiser is 
a PhD student in nutrition at Florida State 
University in Tallahassee. 


Mr. T.R Keith 

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Douglass Adair is a new accounts representative for 
First National Bank in Chelsea, Ala. Justin Adams 
and Jordana Tonn (C'95) were married on 
December 27, 1997, and have moved to Nashville, 
where Justin is a law student at Vanderbilt 
University. Katherine Aiken lives in Atlanta, Ga., 
where she is a project assistant in trading partner 
.services lor Stratix Corporation. Nick Bruner and 
Lee Williams (C'97) were married on August 15 in 
Bartlesville, Okla., and now live in Washington, 
D.C, where Nick is studying international affairs at 
George Washington University. Katherine Clemens 
lives in Charlotte, N.C., and works for the First 
Union Ready Talent Program. Catherine Coleman 

lives in Arlington, Va., (with Mimi Hedgcock) and 
works for Public Opinion Strategies, a political 
polling and strategy firm. Jaeson Engle and Cathy 
White (C'97) were married on June 6, and they live 
in River Ridge, La. Felysha Jenkins is presently 
employed as a human resources representative with 
Dana Corporation in Brentwood, Tenn. Claire 
Lambert just moved to Savannah, Ga., where she is 
a teacher's assistant at Savannah Country Day 
School. Elizabedi Neil will be living and working in 
London for six months, from September to April. 
Henry Parsley and Libba Pollitt (C'99) were mar- 
ried on June 27 in .All Saints' Chapel. They live in 
Sewanee, where Henry is the new assistant manag- 
er of Stirling's Coffee House, and Libba is finishing 
up her degree. Michael Salisbury has won the Best 
Undergraduate Paper award for 1998 from Pi 
Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor 
Society. He is a first year law student at Yale 
University. Eric Steinmehl is a first year medical stu- 
dent at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. 
Lindsley Wellborn and John Royston Long were 
married on June 27 in All Saints' Chapel. 

School of Theology 

The Rt. Rev. Joseph Harte was recently honored by 
the dedication of the new million-dollar Bishop 
Joseph M. Harte Pastoral Center of All Saints' 
Episcopal Church in Phoenix, Ariz. He is bishop-in- 
residence of All Saints', and he served as Bishop 
Suffragan of Dallas from 1954 to 1962 and as 
Bishop of Arizona from 1962 to 1979. 


The Rev. Lee S. Block of Leavenworth, Kan., 
retired on April 30. Most recendy, he had been rec- 
tor of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. 


Rev. Julian L. McPhillips Sr. and his wife, Eleanor, 
spend half their time in Cashiers, N.C. and the 
other half in Birmingham. They have two sons, two 
daughters, twelve grandchildren, and five great- 
grandchildren. Their home is next door to St. 
Luke's Episcopal Church, Mountain Brook, where 
he was rector from 1964-66 and was senior priest 
from 1990-94. 


The Rt. Rev. William G. Weinhauer (H'74), retired 
Bishop of Western North Carolina, and his wife, 
Jean, celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary in 
March this year. September 6 was die twenty-fifth 
anniversary of his consecration as bishop, and on 
September 13, die diocese dedicated die Bishop 
Weinhauer Youth Building on die grounds of In-the- 
Oaks Conference Center in Black Mountain, N.C. 


The Rev. Eldwin Manes Lovelady is rector of St. 
Peter's Episcopal Church in Westfield, N.Y. 


The Rev. Robert Nagy has moved from Phoenix to 
Dallas, Pa., where he is rector of Prince of Peace 
Episcopal Church. 



Dr. Gilbert Frank Gilchrist 

Dr. Gilbert Frank Gilchrist, C'49, Alfred Walter 
Negley Professor of Political Science at the 
University of the South, died on July 3 at 
Sewanee, where he taught for nearly fifty years. A 
true son of Sewanee, he was buried in the university 

Gilchrist was born in Jackson, Ga., on April 9, 1925; 
but grew up in Charleston, S.C., where his family had 
lived for many generations. 

He was a 1949 graduate of the College of Aits and 
Sciences. After receiving his doctorate from the Johns 
Hopkins University in 1954, he attended the London 
School of Economics for two years of post graduate 
study, where he concentrated on seventeenth-century 
political thought. Gilchrist, who was listed in Who's 
Who in the South and Southivest, was a Fulbright Fellow 
and the recipient of a Rockefeller Foundation 
Fellowship. He was a member of the American, 
Southern, and Tennessee political science associa- 
tions, and he served as the president of the Sewanee 
chapter of the American Association of University 
Professors during 1957-58. At Sewanee, he served as 
the chairman of the political science department for 
many years, as Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship 
representative, pre-law advisor, chairman for the com- 
mittee on graduate scholarships, and chairman for 
the Tonya Public Affairs Internship Program, which 
he had seen successfully funded. He was instrumental 
in opening the University of the South to women stu- 
dents. During World War II, he served in the U.S. 
Army's Eighty-seventh Infantry seeing action in 
Northern France, the Ardennes and the Rhineland. 

After the war, Gilchrist began his career in the 
advertising department of the News & Courier in 
Charleston, S.C., before moving to the Baltimore Sun. 
He also served as an instructor at McCoy College of 
Johns Hopkins University, and was a guest lecturer at 
the University of Alabama at Huntsville. 

Gilchrist joined Sewanee's faculty as an assistant 
professor in 1951 and was promoted to full professor 
in 1965. At Sewanee, he taught political theory, politi- 
cal parties, the American government, the legislative 
process, and securities and investments. 

He grew up in a family that loved music; during his 
high school days, he played first flute in the Charleston 

Symphony. Theatre was also an avid interest, and he 
participated in productions at the Dock St. Theatre in 
Charleston, S.C. At Sewanee, in cooperation with the 
music department, he directed and participated in 
many Gilbert and Sullivan productions. Because of his 
interest in history, politics, art, and architecture, he 
traveled extensively in Europe and Asia. 

Throughout his career, Gilchrist was actively 
involved in the life of the Sewanee community. For 
twenty years, he successfully ran the 
Red Cross blood drive in Sewanee. 
He saw a great need in the universi- 
ty's health insurance program and 
led the way in revamping the system. 
He advised candidates for Rhodes, 
Woodrow Wilson, Truman, and 
Watson scholarships. He served as a 
member of the Board of Trustees, 
was on the University's investment 
committee, and chaired a number of 
other important committees, among 
other activities. He also served as 
advisor to Kappa Sigma Fraternity, of 
which he was a member; the Pi 
Sigma Alpha Political Science 
Society; WUTS radio; and Sewanee 

Among the many awards earned 
during his career, Gilchrist was a 
member of Phi Beta Kappa, 
Omicron Delta Kappa, and he was 
Distinguished Teacher of the Year in 1969. In 1997, he 
received the Distinguished Faculty Award from the 
Associated Alumni of the University of the South. In 
1996, he delivered the Founders' Day Address, Fifty 
Years of Founders ' Days. 

"Gil brought insight, wisdom and grace to every 
assignment and every task. He made the lives of suc- 
cessive vice chancellor's easier and more effective," 
says Vice Chancellor Samuel Williamson. "I shall miss 
his wise counsel." 

Gilchrist is survived by his wife, Mary Rose Ritayik, 
and their four children; Bert, of Nashville, Tenn., Mary 
Rose Foster and Eleanor Stephens, both of Charleston, 
S.C, and Rudolph, of Monteagle, Tenn.; his daughter- 
in-law Cassandra Helvenson, and four grandchildren, 
his sister, Jane Ball Gilchrist, of Charleston, and his 
brother, Alexander Gilchrist, of Columbia, S.C. 

The Rev. Winfield Scott Bennett H, C'55, T'57, died 
on May 7. Prior to enrolling at Sewanee, he served 
eleven years of active duty in the army, with both 
World War II and Korean War service. He was a 
recipient of the Bronze Star Medal for Bravery and 
the Combat Infantryman's Badge. After his gradua- 
tion from the School of Theology, he was vicar of St. 
Luke's Episcopal Church in Bohemia, N.Y., before 
returning to military service. As the senior 
Protestant chaplain for Fort Buckner on Okinawa, 
he served a population of 35,000. He had earned the 
rank of major by the time he was stationed again in 
Korea and was one of two Episcopal chaplains in 
that country. After his second period of military ser- 
vice, Bennett was rector of St. John's Episcopal 
Church in Moultrie, Ga., and vicar of Trinity 
Church, Cochran, Ga. He retired in 1988. He is sur- 
vived by his wife, Betty Keehner Bennett, his three 

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sons, W. Scott Bennett m, C'68, and William C. 
Bennett, C'70, Geoffrey Bennett, and several grand- 
children, one of whom is Ariel E. Bennett, C'96. 

The Rev. Allen Boykin Clarkson, T'39, H'71, rector 
emeritus of The Church of the Good Shepherd in 
Augusta, Ga., died at his home on June 19. He was 
eighty-five years old. Born in Columbia, S.C, in 
1913, Clarkson attended the University of South 
Carolina before earning his MDiv from the School 
of Theology at the University of the South. He was 
ordained to die priesthood in 1940, and two years 
later, he began his work at Good Shepherd, which 
spanned thirty-seven years. His service there as rec- 
tor is the longest on record for the 132-year-old 
church and is one of the longest in the Diocese of 
Georgia. Under his leadership, Good Shepherd 
sponsored new parishes in four counties and several 

new parishes in Augusta. His leadership in the com- 
munity also extended into education; Clarkson is 
credited with founding a kindergarten in Augusta 
shortly after his arrival there, which eventually 
became the Episcopal Day School. Originally estab- 
lished during World War II as a day care for children 
whose mothers worked at the Augusta Arsenal, it is 
now a co-educational day school for children in pre- 
kindergarten through eighth grade. Clarkson was a 
founder and member of the executive council of the 
National Association of Episcopal Schools. He 
received an honorary doctor of divinity degree from 
the university in 1971, in recognition of his efforts in 
parochial education throughout the nation and for 
his faithful leadership in the Episcopal Church. He 
is survived by his wife, Mary Williams Hamby, and 
five children, among diem Allen B. Clarkson, C'65, 
and William D. Clarkson, C'80. 




Bruce M. Coleman, C'66, died on August 6. He was 
fifty-four. Led to choose Sewanee by his father, 
Robert L. Coleman, C'38, he was very involved in die 
community during his undergraduate years. He was 
a member of die Order of Gownsmen, the Acolyte's 
Guild, die Highlander Club, the Equestrian Club, 
and the Volunteer Fire Department. He was also 
president of the Red Ribbon Society and president of 
the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. After taking his degree 
from Sewanee, Coleman studied dentistry at the 
University of Tennessee Medical Units, now known as 
UT-Memphis, and earned his DDS in 1971. He prac- 
ticed with the U.S. Air Force in Grand Forks, N.D., 
and eventually moved to Tupelo, Miss., where his 
dental practice served the community for twenty-five 
years. Since 1994, Coleman had been a volunteer for 
the Memphis-based Make-A-Wish Foundation, an 
organization that serves terminally ill children. He 
met and interviewed potential candidates for the 
foundation to learn what dieir wishes were, and, 
though the foundation provided funds for the ser- 
vice, Coleman organized and presented the wishes to 
children he interviewed. For his dedication to that 
organization in the lace oi his own illness, he was 
named Wish Granter of the Year in 1997. His sur- 
vivors are a brother, Robert L. Coleman, C'64, and 
four children. 

Naurice G. Currunings, C'23, of Houston, Tex., died 
on February 24. During his career, he was vice-presi- 
dent of The National Supply Company, director of 
Armco Steel Corporation, director of First City 
National Bank of Houston, and sat on the board of 
governors for the University of Houston. He was a 
member of Who's Who in America in 1953-54. 
Among his survivors is a son. 

Frank E. Forsythe, C'74, of Franklin, Tenn., died 
suddenly in his home on June 25. Forsythe spent 
two years at Sewanee and later worked as a general 
contractor from 1971 to 1987. He earned a degree 
in physics from Middle Tennessee State University 
in 1989 and was awarded a graduate study research 
assistantship for study at the University of Tennessee 
Space Institute (UTSI) before earning his master's 
degree in atmospheric sciences from the Georgia 
Institute of Technology. His work at UTSI involved 
research funded by NASA investigating combustion 
turbulence, a problem for rocket engines of launch 
vehicles. His survivors include two daughters, his 
brother, Salem Forsythe, C'73, and his mother, Ann 

Rufus E. Fort Jr. died in late 1997. A 1931 graduate 
oi the Virginia Military Institute, Fort knew of 
Sewanee most of his life. His late brother, Dudley C. 
Fort, graduated from the college in 1934, and his 
father, die late Rufus E. Fort, received an honorary 
degree from the university in 1936. In 1932, he 
joined National Life & Accident Insurance Company 

<>l Nashville, the pam his httliei i ofounded, and 

served as the first medical director. Fort retired in 
1966 as senior vice president for special assignments. 
His survivors include four children and two nephews, 
both of whom attended the university: Dudley Fort 
Jr., C'58, and Arthur Fort II, C'62. 

John Crandall Glover, C'41, of San Mateo, Calif, 
died on December 25, 1997. After spending a year 
at Sewanee, Glover earned BS, BA, and MA degrees 
from Southern Methodist University and his PhD 
from the University of Oregon. While at Sewanee, 
he was a membri ol the track team and the Phi 
Gamma Delta fraternity. Glover was employed by 
the Long Beach Unified School District for twenty- 
five years as a high school teacher and track coach. 
He left no family. 

Thomas N.E. Greville, C'30, died on February 18. 
After he left Sewanee, he went on to earn his MA and 
PhD degrees from the University of Michigan. He 
spent twenty-five years in government service and 
eventually became associated with the Mathematics 
Research Center at the University of Wisconsin, 
Madison. He also taught there in die business school 
as a professor of actuarial science. He was a member 
of several professional organizations, including the 
American Mathematical Association, the Actuarial 
Society, and the Society for Industrial and Applied 
Mathematics. He retired to Charlottesville, Va., in 
1982 and volunteered at the Division of Personality 
Studies of the Medical School at the University of 
Virginia. Among his survivors are his wife, Florence, 
and two children by a previous marriage. 

John Wheeler Harton Jr., C'38, of Tullahoma, Tenn., 
died in February 1998. After graduating from 
Sewanee, he served in the U.S. Army Infantry from 
1940 to 1945 and was awarded numerous commen- 
dations, including the European-African-Middle 
Eastern Theater Ribbon, the Bronze Service Star, 
and the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon. After his mil- 
itary sendee, he enteredthe hospitality business, 
owning and operating the James K. Polk Hotel in 
Murf reesboro, Tenn. He then entered real estate as 
a partner in die Harton Realty Co. A member of the 
Baptist Church, he was a Tullahoma rotarian for 
over fifty years and was noted for his involvement in 
the community. Among his survivors are three sis- 
ters, seven nieces, and two nephews. 

Joel J. Hobson Jr., C'44, of Memphis, Tenn., died 
recently. During his Sewanee years, he was a member 
of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity, the Acolyte Guild, 
and the German Club. He served in the U.S. Army 
from 1943 to 1948. He later worked in Italy as a civil- 
ian counter-intelligence agent for the army and then 
for the Central Intelligence Agency in Washington, 
D.C. He later owned a real estate firm, The Hobson 
Company, in Memphis. He is survived by his wife, Jane 
Clark Cleveland Hobson, and two children. 

William Blackburn Hunt, C'56, of Birmingham, Ala., 
died recently. At Sewanee, he was a four-year Baker 
Scholarship holder, a member of the Order of 
Gownsmen, a dormitory proctor, president of the 
Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, a member of Blue Key, 
and a varsity football player. After Sewanee, he 
attended Tulane Medical School and earned his MD 
in 1960. Survivors include his wife, Myra Edwards 
Hunt, and two sons. 

John S. Kingjr., C'30, died in October 1996. While 
at Sewanee, he was a member of the Order of 
Gownsmen, the Kappa Sigma fraternity, and the var- 
sity baseball team. He had been an insurance execu- 
tive with Whitfield King and Co., and in his retire- 
ment, enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is survived by 
two daughters, a son. John S. King III, C'67, .\n<\ 
eight grandchildren. 

Charles M. Lindsay, C'54, Yothers Professor of 
Mathematics Emeritus at Coe College, Cedar 
Rapids, Iowa, died on March 10. A long-time chair of 
the mathematics department, he won Coe's 
Outstanding Teacher Award in 1988 and the 1996 
Award for Distinguished Teaching m Mathematics 
from the Iowa section of the Mathematical 
Association of America. A native of Fayetteville, 
Tenn., Lindsay was head proctor, elected to mem- 
bership in Phi Beta Kappa, and was captain of the 
varsity football team during his Sewanee years. He 
won a Fulbright Scholarship to do graduate work at 
the University of Paris in 1954. It was on the ship to 
France that he met Phyllis Bullerman, whom he 

married in 1955 in Paris. He earned his MS from the 
University of Iowa and his PhD from Vanderbilt 
University's Peabody College. He taught his first 
class at Coe in September 1957 and remained there 
for his entire career, retiring in 1997. His survivors 
include his wife, Phyllis Bullerman Lindsay, four 
children, and two grandchildren. 

Edward L. Mahl, C'41, of Granby, Conn., died on 
March 25. Led to choose Sewanee by his uncle, 
George Baker, professor of Germanic languages in 
the college from 1920 to 1952, Mahl was a varsity 
football and basketball player and a member of the 
Sigma Nu fraternity. He was a Naval Airship Aviator 
in the U.S. Naval Reserve's lighter-than-air division 
and was trained in that regard at the Naval Air 
Station in Lakehurst, NJ. He was pilot-officer of a 
blimp on patrol in Central America during World 
War II. He later worked in manufacturing sales with 
Brinnell Company, Fenn Manufacturing Company, 
and Ivanhoe Corporation. Survivors include his wife, 
Audrey Bengston Mahl. 

Everett Norwood McCormick, C'59, died on May 5. 
As a Baker Scholar at Sewanee, he served as head 
proctor and was a member of the varsity football and 
track teams, the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, and 
Omicron Delta Kappa national honorary leadership 
society. As a radiologist in Jacksonville, Fla., 
McCormick spent considerable time studying the 
benefits of ambidexterity, prompted, in part, by see- 
ing patients who had suffered injuries or illnesses 
which affected their dominant side. He developed a 
sport called Bi Rak It. a form of racquetball in which 
participants use two racquets, in order to encourage 
people to develop a more two-sided approach to 
sports and to life. Survivors include his wife, Monica 
McCormick, and a daughter, Maria. 

Edwin Malcolm McPherson Jr., C'39, died May 14, 
1997. At Sewanee, he was editor of the Cap and Gown 
and a staff member of both the Purple and Mountain 
Goat. He was also a member of the Phi Delta Theta 
fraternity. After graduation, he was a member of the 
U.S. Naval Reserve before earning a master's degree 
in economics from Vanderbilt University and begin- 
ning a career in computer and systems consulting 
and textile engineering. McPherson was a member 
of Who's Who in American Business 1968-69. He 
eventually moved to North Carolina, where he 
taught in the School of Textiles at North Carolina 
State University in Raleigh. He participated in 
research on developing automatic assembly produc- 
tion systems for use in the apparel industry and 
authored several books on manufacturing related 
subjects. Among his survivors are his wife, Rita T 
McPherson, and three children. 

The Rev. John A. Messinger, C'51, died on January 1. 
At Sewanee, he was a member of the University 
Choir, the Acolyte's Guild, the Volunteer Fire 
Department, the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, and 
the Order of Gownsmen. He served in die U.S. Navy 
during World War II. Messinger earned his MDiv 
from New York's General Theological Seminary in 
1953 and was ordained the next year in the 
Cathedral of St. John the Divine. He served parishes 
in Dallas and Ft. Worth, Washington, D.C, and 
Portland, Maine. He was the chaplain for Soudiem 
Methodist University from 1958 to 1968 and won the 
Outstanding Faculty Award at SMU in 1960. He left 
no family. 

Thomas Derril Nevinsjr., C'45, of Fairhope, Ala., died 
in July 1997. At Sewanee, he was a volunteer fireman 
and a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity After 
earning his BA from Yale University in 1948, he served 

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in the U.S. Arniv, earning the rank of sergeant during 
World War II. Among his survivors are his wife, Nancy 
film O'Meara Nevins, and five children. 

Blanton H. Owen, C'67, oi Virginia City, Nev., died 
on June 6. He was fifty-three. He went on to earn his 
BA degree from East Tennessee State University and 
a master's degree in folklore studies from the 
University of Indiana. He was, at one time, a folkli >ri\i 
for die Nevada Council for the Arts and an architec- 
tural historian. He was the son of the late H. Malcolm 
Owen, professor and chair of the biology department 
in die college, and Virginia Hall Owen, who taught 
in the Sewanee Military Academy (SMA). His sur- 
vivors include two brothers, Howard and Ted Owen, 
both of whom attended SMA. 

Thomas Allen Scott, C'66, of Lorain, Ohio, died in 
January 1996. At Sewanee, he was a member of die 
Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and the University Choir. 
He went on to earn his BS in psychology from Murray 
State University in Kentucky. He is survived by his 
wile, .Anita Kav Scott, and a sister Emilv Catalano. 

Leonard Lester Sherter Jr., C'39, of Montgomery, 
Ala., died on April 20. He earned his BA from the 
University of Alabama in 1940. He was a Naval Airship 
Aviator in die U.S. Naval Reserve's lighter-than-air 
division from 1940 to 1943 and was assigned to a 
blimp squadron for anti-submarine patrol over 
coastal waters. Later he was an industrial recruiter for 
the State of Alabama and eventually made a career in 
the construction supply business. Survivors include 
his wife, Sally Sherter, and two daughters. 

The Rev. George H. Sparks Jr. died on April 7. He 
participated in graduate studies at the School of 
Theology during its summer programs from 1964 to 
1970 and in 1974. During his ministry, he served as 
vicar of Holy Cross Church, Fountain Inn, S.C, 
Episcopal chaplain for Furman University, St. 
Philip's Church, Greenville, S.C, and rector of St. 
Mark's Episcopal Church, Dalton, Ga. Survivors 
include his wife, June Sparks, a son, David George 
Sparks, C'71, and two daughters. 

The Rev. Archie Cummins Stapleton, T'59, died on 
August 2. Born in Daphne, Ala., in 1925, he attend- 
ed Auburn University to earn his BS and MEd 
degrees before coming to Sewanee's School of 
Theology. He served as a missionary to the church of 
St. Maty the Virgin in Sagada, Philippine Islands, 
from 1959 to 1969 and as principal of St. Mary's 
School in Sagada from 1961 to 1969. During those 
years, Stapleton and his family were the only 
Americans in the area, except for a few Peace Corps 
volunteers. His children learned to speak Igorot, the 
native language, while he worked to strengthen edu- 
cational opportunities for the people he served, 
adding a junior high school program to a school in 
Besao and working to offer a two-year liberal arts 
program, St. Mary's Junior College. He served as rec- 
tor of Otey Parish in Sewanee from 1969 to 1976 
before returning to the Philippines to serve as head- 
master of the Brent School in Baguio City. He is 
author of Modern Educational Concepts &f Traditional 
PhiUippine Culture. Stapleton 's ministry brought him 
back to Tennessee, where as founder and director of 
the Mid-Cumberland Mountain Ministry (MCMM), 
he served the needs of battered women, the elderly, 
and abused children on the Cumberland Plateau. 
Among its activities during his years as director, 
MCMM offered a twenty-four-hour Family Violence 
Hot Line, adult education classes, substance abuse 
counseling, and referral services. The ministry also 
worked closely with the outreach office of the 
University of the South. Stapleton became known 

The University of the South 

foi his regular presence at local grocery stores and 
the Monteagle Truck Plaza as a way of reaching out 
to some of the people most in need of MCMM's care 
.Hid service. He retired from MCMM in 1995. 
Survivors include his wile, Lee Brown Stapleton, 
C'75, a son, Archie III GOO, and loin daughters, 
Sarah, Mary Kelly, C'SO, Rachel, and Margaret. 

Edmond M. Tipton, C'42, died November 16, 1997. 
During his Sewanee years, Tipton played varsity foot- 
ball and was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fra- 
ternity. A lifelong educator, he served in the Metro- 
Nashville school system for forty-two years as coach, 
principal of both die Antioch School and John 
Overton High School, and eventually as director of 
high schools for the school system. His survivors 
include his wife, Ethel Mary Tipton, a son, Edmond F. 
Tipton, and a daughter Ann Tipton ( innii. 

Clayton Lee "Teddy" Burwell, C'32, died in 
Alexandria, Va„ on May 12. He was eighty-seven. 

After graduating from Sewanee with a BS in history, 
Burwell traveled to England as a Rhodes Scholar, and 
earned his BA in jurisprudence from Menon College 
of Oxford University in 1935. He returned to his home- 
town of Charlotte, N.C., to practice law after earning his 
LLB from the University ofNorth Carolina in 1936. 

Burwell was perhaps the best tennis player ever to have 
played for the Sewanee Tigers. By 1932, he had earned 
a U.S. National Ranking of seventeen and won singles 
and doubles championships in four states. He was 
twice a semi-finalist in the National Intercollegiate 
Championships, and he won the Southern 
Conference Championship in 1931 representing 
Sewanee. As captain of the Oxford University team 
and of the combined Oxford-Cambridge team, he lost 
only two matches in three years of international com- 
petition, from 1933 to 1935. His European play includ- 
ed a trip to the AH England Tennis Club at Wimbledon 
in 1 933. He was later inducted inti > the North Carolina 
Tennis Hill of Fame in recognition of his prodigious 

Burwell was stationed at Pearl Harbor in 1942 and later 
served aboard the aircraft carrier Independence and 
the USS Bennington, eventually attaining the rank of 
commander. After the war, he became a special assis- 
tant to the secretary of die Navy for aviation contracts 
and was a founder and president of the Naval Reserve 
Association. Regarded as a specialist in aviation law, 
Burwell served as general counsel and president of die 
Independent Airlines Association (IAA). He was the 
IAA's chief lobbyist during die deregulation of the air- 
line industry in the 1970s. Burwell retired from legal 
practice in 1982. 

In 1996, Burwell established an endowed scholarship 
fund to encourage Chinese and Asian studies in die 
college. The Clayton Lee Burwell Scholarship is award- 
ed each year to an economics, history, or foreign lan- 
guage major who has demonstrated a keen interest in 
Asian studies. 

Vice President for University Relations Tommy 
Bonner remembers Burwell fondly. "Teddy was die 
essence of a Sewanee gentleman," savs Bonner. "He 
had a deep love of life, family, Sewanee, and his fellow 
man. In spite of hardships brought on by the illness he 
experienced in his later years, he never slowed down. 
The extended Sewanee family joins in mourning his 

Burwell's survivors include his sister, Connie Burwell 
White; a son from his first marriage, Delos Brown of 
Malibu, Calif; four children from his second marriage, 
Cadierine Burwell-McClellan of Alexandria, Va., 
Margaret Leffell, C'74, of Fairfax, Va., Elisabedi Charles 
of Annandale, Va, and F. Basil Burwell of Ocean City, 
Md.; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. 

Robert Henry Woodrow Jr., C'41, died on June 7. As 
a Sewanee student, he was president of the Sigma Nu 
fraternity and a member of the varsity gob Irani. 
After serving in I he army for four years, he earned his 
LLB from the University of Virginia in 1947 and stud- 
ied al Rutgers University's Stonier Graduate School 
oi Banking. He was chairman and CEO of the former 
First National Bank of Birmingham and was later a 
vice chairman of AmSouth Bank, from which he 
retired in 1983. After his retirement from hanking, 
he worked for the development office ol the 
University of Alabama, Birmingham. He was a mem- 
ber of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. His wife, 
Martha Glaze Woodrow, preceded him in death. 
Among his survivors are four children, including 
John P. Woodrow (C'73). 

Wallace Fowlie, professor emeritus of French literature 
al Duke University, and Brown Fellow at die University 
of die Soudi in die Easter semester of 1980, died in 
Chapel Hill, N.C., on August 1 5. Fowlie was die authi >i 
and translator of thirty books and innumerable articles 
and reviews, including tegular contributions of essays, 
reviews, and original poetry to The Sewanee Review aver 
a fifty yew span, from 1946-1996. 

After earning his AB, AM, and PhD degrees from 
Harvard University, Fowlie taught at Bennington 
College, Yale University, and die University of Chicago 
before arriving at Duke in 1964. He was an expert on 
nineteenth-century French poets, such as Baudelaire, 
Rimbaud, and Mallarme and on twentieth-centun 
writers such as Proust and Claudel. In 1903, Fowlie 
published die book for which he is perhaps best 
known, Rimbaud and Jim Morrison: The R/'bel as Poet. In 
it, he relates receiving a letter from die then nineteen- 
year-old Morrison thanking him for his translation of 
Rimbaud's complete works. "I needed it because I 
don't read French diat easily.. ..I am a rock singer and 
your book travels around widi me," die Doors' lead 
singer wrote. Those who knew Fowlie suggest thai his 
interest in wilting such a book comments meaningful- 
ly on the type of teacher he was. The book "shows an 
openness to experience and an ability to take young 
people seriously," says Sewanee Review editor George 
Core, who knew Fowlie for twenty years. That is part of 
what made him such a beloved teacher and advisor. 
Core asserts. 

In die Easter semester of 1980, Fowlie taught two 
courses at Sewanee as a visiting Brown Fellow. His class 
on Eliot may have been particularly compelling, as 
Fowlie counted die American poet among his many 
personal acquaintances in die literary world. Writere 
Robert Penn Warren, Andre Gide, and Henry Miller 
ate other important figures Fowlie came to know dur- 
ing his career. 

Though Sewanee French professor George Poe was 
not on die Mountain yet in 1980, he and Fowlie had 
already begun a friendly correspondence by dien. 
Fowlie attended a presentation Poe gave on Sartre and 
Jean Genet during Poe's doctoral days at Duke and was 
sufficiendy impressed to initiate a correspondence diat 
continued for years. By die time Fowlie relumed to 
Sewanee in 1989 to lecture on Rimbaud and 
Morrison, die two enjoyed a warm reunion. 

In Poe's words, "He knew and corresponded widi 
major twentieth-century writers and artists, but, with 
his customary generosity, he made it just as much a 
point to keep up with students, colleagues, and friends. 
He was diat special teacher whom scores and scores of 
students will cany forward in memory; and I'm glad 
that Sewanee students, at two different moments, had 
a chance to taste of diat pedagogy." 



Eternal Sewanee 


1am a religion teacher, but I have never quite gotten 
over having been an English major. I still find that I 
turn to poets for my meditations and to help me 
frame my thoughts. In my private canon of poets, the 
ones close to my heart are Donne, Yeats, Frost, Eliot, 
Cummings, and the Austrian poet, Rilke. There are 
some poems I re-read each year: Eliot's Four 
Quartets, Cummings' 95 Poems, Rilke 's Duino Elegies. 

In the eighth elegy, Rilke considers the journey of 
the modern spirit, essentially lost in the world. Caught 
in between his native soil and some unknown destina- 
tion, he is beside himself in an alienation both from self 
and land, having lost the capacity for natural innocence 
and lacking the gift of spiritual grace. Rilke's character, 
in desperate pilgrimage, can neither own his past nor 
embrace his future. On his way to the sere Land of 
Lamentation, he laments, "More than ever the things 
that we can live by are falling away..." The effort to order 
the world by understanding or design fails. He is at 
home nowhere and knows no community, so exists in a 
perpetual state of saying goodbye. 

This is that time in life when each of you has the 
bearing of "a man going away." And, at this point, we 
pause, linger, and consider our mountain for the last 
time. There is, as in the Rilkean lament, some sadness, 
some deep sorrow, in this. A few of you will never come 
back. Some others will see each other here for die last 
time in your lives. And when some of you do come 
back, some of us who remained will not be here. Some 
of you will say goodbye and go away in delight; a few 
others will carry a sharp feeling away with you; and a few 
will go away, for now, thankful that no one noticed. But 
you are going away, and this dinner and the events of 
the next two weeks mark in different ways your saying 
farewell to your life here. 

Like the departure of Rilke's pilgrim, the occasion 
bids recollection and reflection. Let me, byway of orga- 
nizing these remarks, suggest to you that there is not 
one but several Sewanee's that rise to presence in our 
reverie of going away and saying farewell as we stand on 
this hill for the last time and look back. 
I. The Sewanee of Memory 

This Sewanee of Memory is the Sewanee of brick 
and stone — the one you have come to love so far. This 
is the Sewanee that former U.S. Senator Howard Baker, 
when he came for his honorary degree, described as 
the most natural university in America, where the sand- 
stone buildings seem to rise up from the earth. From 
infinite blue skies to misting fog and the unthinkable 
chrome yellow of the ginkos, images and colors haunt 
us at every turn. You now know Sewanee in all its sea- 
sons, and you are blessed to have passed time in this 
place and measured your own passing by the turn of 
seasons and semesters. 

But this is also the mortal Sewanee, die Sewanee of 
decay and dissolution, what our sometime laureate, 
Richard Tillinghast, called "Sewanee in Ruins." Some the 
rains of time, some the ruins of our own doings. Surely 
no place so lovely has so much trash, almost as if we have 
to inoculate the beauty witii its opposite so that it does 
not infect us too much. Aid sometimes we have seemed 
at war with all that is familiar, taking away the loved and 
the customary as if their presence were a tincture of 
deceit. Buildings pass but contracts can never replace 
covenants — those faithful loyalties by which we live. This 

is the wounded Sewanee, carrying all die pain of her past 
and of the South in eroding sandstone and wind riven 
trees — where the buildings themselves become slowly 
trickling hourglasses of the past, measuring out its pass- 
ing as the grains of sand wash into the streams and are 
carried away. This is the Sewanee diat is the figure of your 
own mortality, a place where "the voices at last fade away 
into emptiness and silence." 

Yet these are the things that make your memories 
here, and that memory is sacred. It is what you will carry 
with you — and your memories will be better than the 
"reality" and will get better with the years. The edges will 
be rounded off the sharper memories, and the smooth- 
ing and the forgetting will not just be the result of the 
passage of time, but your own doing as you set aside the 
small and petty things. For die task of memory is as often 
to forget as to remember certain things. And when you 
come back for homecoming, you will be glad that your 
name is remembered, but thankful that your grade is 
forgotten, or that certain incident that put the whole 
group of you in front of Dean Pearigen is now remem- 
bered with a smile and not a frown. 
II. The Sewanee of Serenity 

There is another Sewanee, one that you do not 
know yet. For more than four years now, your life has 
been a straggle: to find and apply to schools, the 
rounds of visitations, acceptance and matriculation, 
dorms and new friends, classes that did not always make 
sense, trying to decide on a major and/or a career, 
changing your mind and starting over, saying yes and 
later breaking up, thinking about transferring, sticking 
with it, but dien comps, doing interviews as you got 
ready for comps and tried to maintain a semi 
respectable presence in southern religion or 
Shakespeare. And now it is nearly done. And as it all 
winds down, let me carefully direct your mind to some- 
thing that hasn't happened yet, but soon will for you. 

A few years ago, as I was doing my routines as mar- 
shal to get ready for graduation, I was walking from 
Walsh to the chapel. I think it was Thursday or Friday of 
graduation week. It had been one of those years, a lot 
like this one, where we thought spring would never 
come, where it snowed in April and the woodsmoke of 
evening fires could be smelled into May. And then, 
almost summer had come with a rush, and the green 
world exploded and sundresses made sense again and 
boys with frisbees attacked trees barefoot. Summer rose 
up in our hearts as much as in the sky and in one long 
party we turned toward commencement. 

As I walked, I was hailed by a young woman, a for- 
mer advisee now a graduating senior who came run- 
ning up to me. With gown swirling — she would not give 
up wearing it, even to parties — she hugged me and with 
laughing but tear-rimmed eyes said, "Oh, Dr. Smith, 
please make it always be the time between last exam 
and graduation." She had entered that wonderful 
world of the Sewanee of Serenity — a time when there 
is no time, where all seems to stand still and nothing 
happens: no papers due, no meetings, no committees, 
nothing but beer and parties — the kind of place you 
always knew Sewanee could be. 

For this few days, this is the most wonderful Sewanee 
you can know. You will be here, for die first time in your 
career, with absolutely no responsibilities; and none of 
what will come after is yet the case. It will be that delicious 
time in between. This is the time for goodbyes, for visit- 
ing places for the last time, or the first — as one senior 



told me three years ago when I finally shamed her into 
going to the cross at sunrise, and who, in four years, had 
never had a class earlier than 10:00 A.M., and had never 
seen first light in Sewanee: "I had no idea. This is die 
most beautiful place on earth," she said. At least she dis- 
covered that two days before she graduated. 

Those few days in May will be, for now, Sewanee 's best 
gift to you. Use diem well. Your soul will need and trea- 
sure diem in die days and years ahead. From the Monday 
after graduation, perhaps even from that Sunday after- 
noon, your life will become terribly and sometimes terri- 
fyingly linear. You will become responsible for die befor- 
es and die afters: the plans and the consequences. And 
in those consequences of family and job and marriage 
and turns of career will begin that long forgetting that 
makes you an alum and not a student. Your life will move 
from care to care, to rising obligation, and perhaps some 
despair — and a few of you will long to come back and will 
say, as some have, "Oh, let it be those days between last 
exam and graduation." But even if you do, you cannot 
come back. The Sewanee of Memory and the Sewanee of 
Serenity are but once, and you are embarked upon a 
river diat never flows backward. 

Yet, those few days in May will prefigure for you 
another Sewanee. 
III. The Eternal Sewanee 

There is another Sewanee, the Sewanee like an 
alabaster city, set on a hill, undimmed by human tears, 
where the waters of life flowing fresh and clear as 
God's own trout stream, pour down on this mountain 
purifying it of all decay, all that is mean-spirited and 
small, all that is ignoble. This is the Eternal Sewanee, 
the Sewanee of all the Ages. This is the Sewanee that is 
the genius of itself and has no limited form, nor is the 
imitation of anything else. Not the Sewanee of mani- 
festation but the Sewanee of transcendence. When all 
our players are clone with changing and in the 
evening of their labors, rest, this is the Sewanee that 
cannot be changed. The Sewanee that endures not 
only all the years but beyond the years. It is the 
Sewanee that cannot be touched by improvement or 
decay, that does not trickle out in grains of sand wash- 
ing to the sea. 

This is the Sewanee beyond Sewanee — 

Beyond all cracks in the walls, 

Beyond all the mud and gravel, 

Beyond all the dorms and too small rooms, 

Beyond all classrooms with falling maps and shred- 
ded floors, and beyond all dining halls. 

This is the Sewanee beyond both plan and foible, 
beyond our small failures and limited successes. 

This is the Sewanee that can never die but is born 
again and again: 

— in the heart of every prospective who gets an 
acceptance letter, 

— in the heart of every freshman on the night before 
first class, 

— in the heart of every Sewanee parent when they go 
out the gate and leave you here, 

— and in the hearts of those same parents when they 
leave home to come back here for your graduation, 

— in the heart of every bride, and her mom, when 
she cannot imagine any place in the world to get mar- 
ried except All Saint's Chapel, 

— in the heart of every alum when the little plus sign 
turns pink. 

And this is the Sewanee, Eternal Sewanee — that we 
sometimes see in the faces of widows when we bear 
some old son of Sewanee to final rest in the university 
cemetery. Or when we see a tottering alum we know is 
making his last visit to the campus. This is the Sewanee 
that can never die but in which we and all our dreams 
live. This is the Sewanee of all the Ages and you are 
about to graduate, not from it, but into it. 

In The Dry Salvages, the third of his Four Quartets, 
Eliot teases out the themes of time and eternity under 
the figure of travel and voyage, glimpses in the contra- 
dictions of time and flesh, that which overcomes time 
and its losses. The philosophical problem is the same as 
for Rilke's pilgrim, but the perspective and the prospect 
are different. Eliot writes: 

'You cannot face it steadily, but this thing is sure, 
That time is no healer: the patient is no longer here. 
When the train starts, and the passengers are settled 
To fruit, periodicals and business letters 

Their faces relax from grief into relief, 

To the sleepy rhythm of a hundred hours. 

Fare forward, Uavellers! not escaping from the past 

Into different lives, or into any future; 

You are not the same people who left that station 

Or who will arrive at any terminus, 

While the narrowing rails slide together behind you, 

And on the deck of the drumming liner 

Watching the furrow that widens behind you, 

You shall not think 'the past is finished' 

Or 'the future is before us'. 

Fare forward you who think that you are voyaging; 
You are not those who saw die harbour 
Receding, or those who will disembark." 

Time and the journey turn us all into pilgrims in life, 
but know that pilgrims neither travel nor arrive. The 
journey is within and not to any place. And though we 
pass, time does not. You will be leaving Sewanee, this 
Sewanee, soon. While you can, before the culture of dis- 
traction overcomes you, 

"Here between the hither and the farther shore 

While time is withdrawn, consider the future 

And the past with an equal mind." 

Neither hope nor regret, neither gain nor loss. In 
the coming moment of serenity, know that Sewanee 
never changes, and that though you travel, you leave 
nothing behind. And though you stand in the Quad or 
at the Cross and, like Rilke's pilgrim, see all your valley 
and say farewell, the real Sewanee is before you, not 
behind. For you have gained what Rilke's pilgrim could 
not, what the discontent child of modernity can never 
find: you will have seen the celestial city and it's vision 
will carry you to the end of your days. 

And now, so near the end of your time that passed 
here, recall the Sewanee of Memory, the Sewanee of 
Serenity, the Eternal Sewanee. And as you slip the sullen 
moorings of this dark wharf for brighter places, as Eliot 
bid his travellers, "...not farewell, but fare forward." 

Fare forward and Godspeed. Ecce Quam Bonum. 

— Gerald L. Smith 
Delivered at the Senior Dinner, April 1998 

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