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Festival returns to Tusculum College April 19-22

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Festival returns to Tusculum College April 19-22

Posted on 17 February 2012 by srichey@tusculum.edu

Reproduced by Kristen Keefer, a fine arts major

The Old Oak Festival is returning to the Tusculum College campus April 19-22.

The arts and music festival will span four days and will feature something for everyone, including music, art, theater and poetry, as well as gallery and museum exhibits on the campus of Tusculum College.

“Details on the artisans and musicians scheduled to perform and participate are being finalized, but the dates have been confirmed, and many of the arts events are officially on the calendar,” said Susan D. Vance, a 1991 graduate of Tusculum and associate vice president for Institutional Advancement for the college.

In addition to artist vendors and music performances throughout the day on Friday and Saturday, there will be three performances during the festival of “The Diary of Anne Frank,” presented by Theatre-at-Tusculum. Show times are Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21 at 7 p.m. and Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (60 years and above) and $5 for children 12 years of age and under.

The play is based on the diary of Anne Frank, a young Jewish teen whose family is in hiding in German-occupied Holland. The diary covers a two-year span and is a both a coming-of-age story and a peek into the daily existence of a family in hiding during the Holocaust.

The college’s Allison Gallery will be open throughout the weekend, featuring top student work in a “best of” show for student painting, sculpture and photography.

The festival is being coordinated by a committee of college and community representatives who are working to bring the historical event back as a major arts and music event in the East Tennessee region.

“We are expecting a wide variety of artists, including painters, craftsmen and sculptors, whose work will be available for purchase. Arts will include pottery, woodcrafts and folk art,” said Vance. In addition, on stage, the festival will present the sounds of the region, with a wide variety of music from bluegrass to jazz to local vocalists and musicians.

On Thursday, April 19, a launch party will be held for the “Tusculum Review,” a literary journal produced by faculty and students. The journal features works of top creative fiction, non-fiction, art and poetry from writers across the country. Special guest readers who have had work selected for publication will provide readings. The event will begin at 7 p.m. in Chalmers Conference Center in Niswonger Commons.

Both the President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library and the Doak House Museum will be open to visitors during the festival and will have special activities planned for adults and children.

A special Civil War exhibit, “Scholars then Soldiers” will be featured during the weekend of the Old Oak Festival at the President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library.

The festival will also feature children’s activities and storytelling performances. A variety of food vendors will also be participating in the festival on Friday and Saturday. A final schedule of performances and events will be released in the coming weeks.

The festival will also feature an outdoor chapel service on Sunday morning outside the Garland Library.

There is no fee to attend the festival; however, some of the individual events and activities may have associated fees. Art vendor hours will be Friday from noon until 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information, contact Vance at 423-636-7303.

 

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Alumni Night at the Astros coming Tuesday, August 11

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Alumni Night at the Astros coming Tuesday, August 11

Posted on 10 August 2011 by eestes@tusculum.edu

Join your fellow alumni for an evening of fun and fellowship on Thursday, August 11, at the ball park!

Enjoy a Greeneville Astros game against the Burlington Royals at 7 p.m. at Pioneer Park on the Tusculum College campus.

The first 100 people to RSVP receive a free ticket to the game. Tickets will be $5 per person after the first 100 reservations are made.

Please RSVP by August 5 by calling 423.636.7303 or by emailing alumni@tusculum.edu.

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Tusculum College recognizes Walter Durham with honorary doctorate

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Tusculum College recognizes Walter Durham with honorary doctorate

Posted on 26 July 2011 by eestes@tusculum.edu

Walter Durham

Tennessee State Historian Walter Durham was recognized by Tusculum College on July 18 for his lifetime of achievements and his dedication to service of others with the presentation of an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters

Durham, who lives in Gallatin, was presented an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters during a brief ceremony, with Tusculum President Nancy B. Moody presiding. The presentation took place in the home of his daughter, Anna Durham Windrow.

Durham’s has several ties to the college. His wife, Anna, is a 1949 alumna of the college and a descendent of its co-founders, the Rev. Samuel Doak and the Rev. Samuel Witherspoon Doak. His son, James Durham, is a 1979 alumnus of the college and a current member of its Board of Trustees.

In presenting the honorary doctorate, Dr. Moody outlined Durham’s notable professional achievements and his service in the community.

About 50 guests attended the presentation of the honorary doctorate.

Durham is the award-winning author of 21 books, including “The Great Leap Westward,” “Old Sumner” and “Rebellion Revisited.” His latest book, “Grasslands, A History of The Southern Grasslands Hunt and Racing Foundation, 1929-1932,” was published in December. He has also been published in numerous periodicals, including “Tennessee Historical Quarterly.” Durham has received the Tennessee History Book Award given annually by the Tennessee Historical Commission and the Tennessee Library Association and the Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History for earlier books.

He is a member of the Board of Advisors for the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area, a member of the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, a member of the statewide committee on The War of 1812 Bicentennial and has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Tennessee Preservation Trust.

In addition to his support of Tusculum College, including more than 100 special edition titles that he donated to the Thomas J. Garland Library, Durham has been a member of the Monmouth College Senate, a trustee of Monmouth College, a member of the President’s Advisory Committee at Volunteer State Community College and a member of the Vanderbilt Alumni Board of Directors.

A veteran, Durham served in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1943-46, including overseas service in Italy and Africa. He attended University of Wisconsin and Vanderbilt University. Durham earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Vanderbilt, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Sigma Alpha honorary societies and Sigma Nu fraternity.

Durham built a successful business as partner in Durham Building Supply Company. Additionally, he has served the business community as the former chairman of First and People National Bank in Gallatin and as a member of the Advisory Board of First American National Bank.

He was a founder and, later, president of Gallatin Aluminum Products Co., Inc., a manufacturer of aluminum and glass fenestration products. He served as a member of the board of directors, treasurer and division vice-president for Architectural Aluminum Manufacturers Association, a national trade association.

Making a commitment to serve others using his expertise, Durham served on the Tennessee State Industrial Development Commission, was a 10-year member and chairman of the Tennessee Historical Commission, was a member of the Tennessee Historical Records Advisory Board and served as a civilian delegate to the Air Force National Security Forum.

He has also served his community through support and involvement in the Middle Tennessee Council, Boy Scouts of America. In addition, he has served as president of the Gallatin Chamber of Commerce and Gallatin Lions Club. He was recognized for his service in 2002 with the Sertoma Service to Mankind Award.

Upon presentation of the diploma, Dr. Moody stated that “upon the recommendation of the Tusculum College Board of Trustees, and by the power vested in me by the Board of Trustees, I am honored to confer upon Walter T. Durham the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters in recognition of his contributions to historical preservation and his meritorious service to his country, to the State of Tennessee and to the civic arts, with all right privileges and honors thereunto appertaining.”

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2011-2012 Pioneer Club Campaign Committee named

Posted on 20 July 2011 by srichey@tusculum.edu

Tusculum College has announced the committee members for this year’s Pioneer Club Campaign, according to 2011-2012 Pioneer Club Campaign Chairman Larry Coughlin.

Named to this year’s committee are Bill Henry, Thom Wood, a 1989 alumnus; Ken Earl, a 1998 and 2000 alumnus; Jackie Rose, a 1974 alumna; Doug DeBusk, a 1995 alumnus, Ray White and James Smith.

The newly formed committee will work with Coughlin to support student-athletes through the Pioneer Club. They will promote and attend special Pioneer Club events and will seek to encourage others in the community to support the program and the student-athletes at Tusculum College.

According to Coughlin, the committee members were selected because of their willingness to support the Pioneer Club programs and the students of Tusculum College.

The Pioneer Club is the college’s vehicle to provide athletic scholarships and program support to all athletic programs. The program began in 1991 and is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. According to Coughlin, with the help and support of friends of the college, every year in the history of the program the goals have been met in both membership and dollars raised.

The goals for the 2011-2012 campaign are $100,000 and 350 members. Members of the Pioneer Club, depending on their level, are invited to tailgates, hospitality suites and other special events prior to selected home games, matches or tournaments. Members may also receive discounts at the Tusculum College Bookstore, game passes and public address announcement recognition during games. For more information about the Pioneer Club, visit the Tusculum College Pioneer Athletics website at http://www.tusculumpioneers.com/page.asp?articleID=1575 or contact Kim Kidwell ’99 at 423-636-7303 or at kkidwell@tusculum.edu.

 

2011-2012 Pioneer Club Committee members are from left, Doug DeBusk, James Smith, Chairman Larry Coughlin, Thom Wood, Jackie Rose and Bill Henry. Not pictured are Ken Earl and Ray White.

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Nashville event coming Thursday, July 14

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Nashville event coming Thursday, July 14

Posted on 23 June 2011 by eestes@tusculum.edu

Photo courtesy of the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development

Tusculum College invites our Nashville area alumni and friends to join new Vice President Heather Patchett and other College representatives on Thursday, July 14, for a wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres  reception. Patchett is the new vice president for institutional advancement.

The event will be held at the home of Jeanne and Darrell Ray, 3701 West End Avenue #6,  Nashville, TN  37205, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  The cost is $20 per person.

Please RSVP by Friday, July 8, by calling 423.636.7303 or 1.800.729.0256 ext. 5303. You may also email your RSVP to alumni@tusculum.edu or register online.

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Alumni phonathon now under way

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Alumni phonathon now under way

Posted on 23 June 2011 by eestes@tusculum.edu

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New campus entrance signs unveiled; result of gift from senior class

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New campus entrance signs unveiled; result of gift from senior class

Posted on 08 June 2011 by tcrabtree@tusculum.edu

At the unveiling ceremony were Senior Class Gift Committee members, from left, Tiffany Colbaugh, Sierra Sims, Marci Moore and Nikki Taylor, along with Tusculum College President Dr. Nancy B. Moody, in back.

Students, faculty and staff unveiled new entrances signs at both the Gilland Street and Shiloh Road entrances to the Greeneville campus on Friday, May 6. The updated signs were a gift from the Class of 2011.

The graduating Class of 2011, represented by the Senior Class Gift Committee, chose to leave their mark on the Tusculum campus by giving the entrance signs an updated look, according to Senior Class Gift Campaign Co-Chairs Marci Moore of Parrotsville and Nikki Taylor of New Tazewell.

The entrance signs which have greeted faculty, staff, alumni, students and friends of the College since 1968, has more than 40 years of exposure to the elements which has taken its toll on the signs. The campaign committee raised funds to update the lettering and give the sign a modern appearance.

The students presented a check for $500 to Tusculum College President Nancy B. Moody during the unveiling ceremony, attended by more than 30 people.

According to Cody Greene, coordinator of the Tusculum Fund, the 2011 Senior Class Gift Campaign provided a new way for students to participate in the senior gift.  Thanks to GreenBank, all participating seniors received a piggy bank in which to collect donations for the campaign.

The students collected change in their banks and returned them on several collection days throughout the spring semester.

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What’s happening with Tusculum alumni?

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What’s happening with Tusculum alumni?

Posted on 06 June 2011 by eestes@tusculum.edu

 

 

 

 

’50s

Dr. Tom Greer ’50 is now living in the Mayview Nursing Home in Raleigh, NC.

’60s

Linda Moore Gudzunas ’66 of Yorba Linda, CA, has been retired for four years. She and her husband, Vic, have three sons and four grandchildren so far. They spend most of their vacations back East and in North Carolina.

Barbara Kohl Marsh ’68 and her husband Charles have retired in Berkeley Springs, WV.

Dr. Ronald May ’68 of Plymouth, IN, received the “Leader of the Year” Award on May 11, from Leadership Marshall County, a program of the Marshall County Community Foundation and the United Way of Marshall County. The award was presented in recognition of Ronald’s outstanding leadership in Marshall County, his passion for community service, his ability to encourage, develop, motivate and influence people and his ability to identify and address community problems.  Ronald is the president of Ancilla College in Donaldson, IN, and was nominated for the award by six of his Ancilla College colleagues.  In their nomination they compared  Ronald’s accomplishments as synonymous with the phrase written by Warren Bennis, “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. Active in the community,  he is often sought as a member of boards and committees for the innovation he brings to the discussions. Ronald speaks at various clubs and organizations and participates in efforts to bring about economic recovery and development.  He is a member of the local chambers of commerce for Plymouth and Culver and serves on the Board of Directors for the T-Squared Committee, Plymouth Industrial Development Corporation, Starke County Initiative for Lifelong Learning, Plymouth First United Methodist Church Council and is an active member of the Plymouth Rotary Club.

’70s

Bill Dunham ’73 is a financial advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors in Johnson City. The oldest of his three sons, Philip, recently earned his master’s degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M. He and his wife of 27 years, Bonnie, live in Piney Flats, TN.

’80s

Shelly Woolsey Smith ’88 of Greeneville, TN,  has been named the Chief Human Resource Officer for the Greeneville City Schools. Shelly served as principal of Greeneville Middle School for the past five years. She has 23 years of educational experience.

’90s

Joan Clark ’96 of Lake Forest, CA, has been named the 2010 HR Executive of the Year by the National Human Resources Association – Orange County. Joan, who is the Parker Hannifin area vice president of human resources, received this distinction based on her leadership abilities, integrity, innovation, creativity and contributions to the Parker organization. Human Resource Executive of the Year contenders were nominated by their corporate CEOs and evaluated by a selection committee consisting of human resource professionals and business peers. She received an individual award for Excellence in Outstanding Strategic Leadership. A native of Kentucky, Joan held leadership positions in several companies before joining Parker Hannifin. Her volunteer interests include the Council on Aging of Orange County, which assists older and independent adults and their families. She has helped establish a partnership between Parker and the Council and is helping to raise funds to create a DVD series on senior issues.

 

 

 

’60s

Tyrone Paul “Tony” Frye ’64 of Bristol, VA, passed away on May 21, 2011. Mr. Frye worked as a quality control chemist for Carters Inc. in Crossville; as a quality control manager for M&T Chemicals in Carrollton, KY.; as a personal manager for Meredith-Burda in Lynchburg, VA, and as a manager of training and development for Raytheon in Bristol. In 1983, he and his wife, Anne ’87, opened an independent insurance agency in Bristol. As president of Frye-Shaffer Insurance for 28 years, he set a standard of excellence and led one of the most well-respected insurance agencies in the Tri-Cities area. He served on the executive committee of the National Safety Council and was a speaker at the National Safety Congress. Mr. Frye held the prestigious Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter designation, the Certified Insurance Counselor designation, and the Accredited Adviser in Insurance designation. He frequently taught continuing education classes for agents and associations in Tennessee and Virginia. Mr. Frye enjoyed teaching adult Sunday School classes and tutoring his nine grandchildren in science and math. He was a member of Ottway United Methodist Church in Greeneville.  In 1971, Mr. Frye was appointed a Kentucky Colonel by Governor Louie B. Nunn for his outstanding community service as president of the Carrollton Jaycees.  In 1976, he served as president of the Lynchburg Jaycees and was elected as a state officer in 1977. Mr. Frye was a member of the Bristol Jaycees, was awarded a life membership in the Virginia Jaycees and was elected to the JCI Senate, the highest honor a member of the Jaycees can receive.  He served his country in the Tennessee Air National Guard. He enjoyed working on the family farm in Greene County, where he planned to retire, traveling with his wife and family, spending time with his children and grandchildren and his three cocker spaniels. Among his survivors are sister-in-law Mary Hartman Halliburton, librarian administrator at Tusculum’s Regional Knoxville Center.

’70s

Richard Allen Wilson ’74 of Bardstown, KY, passed away June 18, 2011. A native of Greeneville, TN, he attended the Air Force Academy. Mr. Wilson was retired from Phillips Consumers Electronics and from General Electric, where he was a chemical and environmental engineer. His survivors include wife of 38 years and Tusculum alumna Sara Hartman Wilson ’74.

 

’90s

Dale Ann Ladd ’99 of Dandridge, TN, formerly of Greeneville, TN, passed away June 12 after a 26-year battle with cancer. She was an import coordinator for MECO Corp. Mrs. Ladd was a member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She was crowned the 1974 Miss Greene County. Survivors include her sister and Tusculum alumna Beth Dyke ’05.

 

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Alumni help high schoolers focus on career decisions during Junior Conference

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Alumni help high schoolers focus on career decisions during Junior Conference

Posted on 27 April 2011 by eestes@tusculum.edu

Junior Conference keynote speaker Nathan Honeycutt shared his experiences as an architect and encouraged the eleventh graders to think about what their story will be in the future.

“What are you going to be when you grow up?”

Local high school students were given information to help them answer that question and how to get there during the Junior Conference at Tusculum College on Thursday. And Tusculum alumni were among the professionals who shared their experiences with the high school juniors. Among the alumni participating were Katie (McIntyre) Raby ’03 and Mitch Robinson ’04.

Eleventh graders from all five high schools in Greeneville and Greene County attended the second annual event at Tusculum, hosted by the College’s Office of Admission and the Alumni Executive Board.

Welcoming the high school students to campus, Tusculum President Nancy B. Moody encouraged the juniors to pursue education following graduation whether it is at a technical school, a community college, a state university or a private college.

Keynote speaker for the opening session of the conference was Nathan Honeycutt, an owner of Honeycutt Architecture who has been the lead designer on many architectural and master planning projects in the United States, the United Arab Emirates and China.

Honeycutt told the students that he was fortunate in that he knew he wanted to be an architect at an early age, and encouraged them to begin to think about their future. “Today would be a good day to begin,” he said. “What will your story be?”

Those who may be exploring that question of a career should look at what they enjoy doing and even consider the television shows, movies and other activities they enjoy. Honeycutt also told the students to not be afraid of failure, but to persist in pursuing their goals.

At top, Mitch Robinson of Coffman Oil Company led the business session and Brenda Parrish-Dickman of Parrish Property Management, below, led the real estate session.

Following the opening session, the students attended two sessions from the more than 20 college track, vocational track and career track sessions offered.

The career/professional and vocational tracks included such areas as sport management, nursing, education, athletic training, business, law, pharmacy, speech therapy, medical technology respiratory therapy and real estate.

Representatives from Mountain States Health Alliance, Laughlin Memorial Hospital, Wal-Mart Distribution Center, Coffman Oil Company, Parrish Property Management, the Tennessee Technology Center, the Greeneville School System and the Greeneville Astros volunteered their time to lead the sessions.

In the sessions, students learned first-hand about the educational requirements for various careers and positions, income levels and the daily tasks of individuals in those careers and positions.

The College Track sessions, led by Tusculum College staff members, involved sharing information about college admission test preparation, college interviews, financial aid and admission processes and college life.

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Tusculum alumni and friends enjoy a day at the races

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Posted on 27 April 2011 by eestes@tusculum.edu

The group from Tusculum enjoyed grandstand seating for the race, offering some protection from the wind while providing a good view of the track.

About 20 alumni enjoyed a weekend in Kentucky horse country on April 16-17.

On Saturday, April 16, the group enjoyed the Derby Qualifier Bluegrass Stakes Day at Keeneland Race Track in Lexington, Ky. After the races, the group gathered for a tailgate meal.

Those who wished also could stay overnight at the Campbell House/Crowne Plaza Hotel near the race track. On Sunday, April 17, alumni enjoyed a tour of a horse farm or a round of golf, their choice. The tour gave an inside look at what goes into the training and preparation of race horses.

The event was coordinated by the Office of Alumni Relations in partnership with the Tusculum College Women’s Soccer team. For the past few years, the Women’s Soccer program has used the trip as a fundraiser, taking a bus to Kentucky from campus.

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Three alumni give students a glimpse into the accounting profession

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Three alumni give students a glimpse into the accounting profession

Posted on 27 April 2011 by eestes@tusculum.edu

Glenn Black '06 shares his experiences working in a corporate atmosphere with current Tusculum students.

Three Tusculum College alumni visited Dr. Michelle Freeman’s Block Eight Auditing course to share their experiences thus far as accounting professionals.

The students heard from two alumni on Tuesday, April 19. Brooke  Compton ’09, an auditor with Blackburn, Childers and Steagall, PLC, shared with the students about the scope of her duties and various auditing experiences she has had. The students learned about another job option in accounting from Glenn Black ’06. He shared with the students about his position as a corporate accountant with Forward Air.

Brooke Compton '09 talks about issues she faces daily, such as the billing of time.

On Monday, April 26, Leanne Lietzke ’07 was the special guest. An assurance senior with Ernst & Young, she gave an overview of the international firm’s operations. Lietzke works in the Atlanta office of the firm and she shared with the students some of her experiences working with various clients. A triple major while at Tusculum – accounting, management and mass media, Lietzke has been able to draw on her media background in her position, which has a focus on the media and entertainment industry.

Leanne Lietzke '07 shares her experiences with Ernst & Young. In her short time with the firm, Lietzke has advanced to a supervisory position.

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What’s happening with your fellow alumni?

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Posted on 27 April 2011 by eestes@tusculum.edu

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’60s

Janet Scattergood Inners ’69 of Ocean Pines, MD, has been named to the Harford County Public Schools Hall of Fame. Following her graduation from Tusculum with a degree in Spanish, she began her teaching career at Park Junior High School in Knoxville, TN. In the spring of 1970, she transferred to Harford County Schools in Maryland to continue her career. During her career with the Harford school system, Janet taught Spanish at Havre de Grace High School from 1970 to 1973, at Bel Air High School from 1976 to 1977 and at Fallston High School from 1978 to 2005. In addition, she furthered her education earning her more than 30 credits by completing classes through University of Tennessee, Towson University and Loyola University and participating in Harford County workshops. As an educator, her goal was to ensure the academic success and personal self esteem of all her students by creating a positive atmosphere in her classroom. Beyond teaching in the classroom, Janet was very active in extracurricular student programs. She was the cheerleading sponsor, the Students Against Drunk Drivers (SADD) advisor, the Senior Class co-sponsor, the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) faculty representative, Middle States Evaluation co-chair, a member of the Distance Learning Pilot Program and the Foreign Language department chair. Her contributions to school improvement initiatives and curriculum revision and advancement were consistent throughout her tenure. And at the county level, she participated in instructional leadership, assessment, incentive awards and curriculum committees. In 1996, she was honored with the Distinguished High School Teacher Award from Western Maryland College after being nominated by a former student. She retired in 2005. She and husband, Ron, enjoy traveling and are trying to visit every state.  Janet also spends time reading, exercising and being with good friends and family. She has two sons, Tom and David Pomilla, and three grandsons, Chase, Cole and Caleb.

’80s

Brenda Clarke ’86 of Johnson City, TN, has been named president and principal broker of The Clarke Commercial Real Estate Group. She has been in commercial real estate for 14 years and previously served as broker for the TCI Group in Johnson City for 11 years. Brenda is a member of the Johnson City Regional Planning Commission and sits on a number of advisory boards and councils in the region.

Stephanie L. Lebitz ’88 of Woodhaven, NY, is celebrating the birth of her first nephew, Robert Franklin. He was born on March 19, 2011, and weighed 6 lbs. and 1 oz. Stephanie is looking forward to spoiling him.

’00s

Lesley Murray ’04 of Greeneville, TN, has been named the Head Girls’ Basketball Coach at Greeneville High School. She is a physical education teacher at Greeneville High and will also continue to serve as the school’s tennis coach. She had served as the basketball team’s assistant coach for the past seven years.  Lesley played for three years on the Lady Pioneer basketball team and also led the Pioneer Tennis Team to four NCAA tournament appearances while being named conference player of the year for all four years. She was inducted into the Tusculum College Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.

memorials

’40s

Dr. David Edward Reiber ’41 of Mount Desert, ME, passed away March 23, 2011. After graduating from Tusculum in pre-medicine as an honors student, he was briefly employed by New Jersey Esso printing credit cards. He then enrolled at Temple University Medical School at the behest of the dean. At the end of his first year at Temple, in 1942, he became a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Medical Administration Corps and was deferred from active duty for medical training. Supporting himself and his family through medical school was a challenge and he worked in the hospital kitchen for meals and a small salary and also worked for Reading Railroad after-hours loading baggage cars. After graduation from medical school, he became a resident in medicine at the Germantown Hospital in Philadelphia. When joined Army Company B Unit, he was able to give up his extra jobs and devote more time to study, enabling him to graduate with honors. Following an internship at the Germantown Hospital, he opened his own practice in internal medicine in Germantown, continuing in it until he retired. During this time, he was active in the First Presbyterian Church in Germantown. Dr. Reiber continued his Army service in the National Guard, serving 39 years and rising through the ranks to full colonel. He received the Governor’s Commendation for his leadership as Surgeon General during the riots and floods of the 1960s and 1970s in Pennsylvania. Upon retirement from the National Guard, he was awarded the rank of brigadier general in Pennsylvania. In 1983, he moved to his beloved vacation spot in West Tremont, serving in the Southwest Harbor Medical Clinic. His first wife, Shirley, passed away in 1978, and in 1985, he married Gail Meier and moved to Somesville. For the next 26 years, he devoted himself to statewide volunteer work, working with medical outreach teams to migrant workers in Maine, the Ellsworth Free Clinic and the work of his church, the Somesville Union Meeting House. He traveled to the Dominican Republic on several medical mission trips and served on the board of Colegio Moriah, a school established for impoverished Haitian immigrants in the Dominican Republic. Dr. Reiber sang with the Acadia Choral Society and the Acadia Summer Chorale. An avid reader and lifelong learner, he studied at the War College in Washington, D.C., at Bangor Theological Seminary and was active in the Acadia Senior College.

’60s

George S. Scott III ’68 of St. Augustine, FL, passed away April 3, 2011. Mr. Scott was a graduate of the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School and served his country in Vietnam. He received several accolades for bravery and valor while serving in Vietnam, including the Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster and two Air Commendation Medals. After his military service, Mr. Scott was an insurance agent for 30 years. During retirement, he was active and volunteered in his community. Mr. Scott enjoyed spending time with his friends playing golf, appreciated and respected unspoiled nature and relaxed by solving all types of puzzles in the company of his special pets, Kitty and Buster.

’80s

Larry Williams ’87 of Newport, TN, passed away March 8, 2011, following a lengthy battle with cancer. A career educator, he is remembered as touching the lives of many children and going above and beyond the call of duty with his hard work to make his school better.  His teaching career began at Parrottsville High School in 1972. Mr. Williams then transferred to Cocke County High School after the two schools were consolidated in the 1970s. In 2009, he was named the school’s principal and served in that capacity until his death. Over the years, Mr. Williams became widely known throughout Tennessee as a stellar coach in football and softball. In 1985, he became Cocke County High School’s athletic director. Mr. Williams received Coach of the Year awards in football and softball, and in 2009, he was named Athletic Director of the Year for the State of Tennessee. In December 2010, he was awarded the first ever IMAC (Inter Mountain Athletic Conference) Lifetime Legend Award. He was a member of Memorial Baptist Church.

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