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10 Mary Coker Joslin’s Growing Up in the Brown House Volume 36, Number 2 w w w.coker.edu

The Commentary of Coker College is published four times a year in the fall, winter, spring and summer by the Coker College Office of Marketing & Communications. 843.383.8018 Periodicals postage paid at Hartsville, SC 29550 and additional mailing offices USPS Pub. No. 599-590 POSTMASTER: Forward and send address changes to: COKER COLLEGE Office of Marketing & Communications 300 East College Avenue Hartsville, SC 29550-3797

Coker College’s 100 th Commencement

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Davidson Hall in the center of campus. The keynote address was delivered by Charles W. Coker, retired chairman of Sonoco and

great-grandson of the College’s founder, Major James Lide Coker.

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Keynote speaker Charles Coker advised the Class of 2008 “happiness boils down to finding the proper balance of your job, your health, your family and your spiritual lives.” He also told the graduates “...each of you can make a difference in your jobs, your communities and your families. Go about it enthusiastically; enjoy it all immensely. Have fun and, above all, cling to sound values!” 1.0: The College awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters to Joan S. Coker, a leader of educational and cultural organizations, including S.C. Educational Television and the S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. She is the wife of Charles Coker. 1.1 - 1.2: R ebecca Sparrow of Hartsville and graduating senior Demetrious McCoy of Darlington received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award for excellence of character and service to humanity. Sparrow, a 1964 Coker College graduate, is a retired social worker and McCoy was a campus leader and community volunteer. The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award is among the highest honors bestowed by the Coker Faculty. The Class of 2008 also presented the Master Professor Award to Shirley McClerklin-Motley, assistant professor of social work. Phyllis Fields, associate dean for the Evening and Extended Studies Program, was selected Staff Personof-the-Year. 1. 0

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>> S prin G dance concert 1.0: Coker College Dance’s annual spring concert showcased faculty, student and guest choreography in February, including African, contemporary, modern, jazz and ballet. The concert featured pieces by Chad Levy and Amy Marshall of the Amy Marshall Dance Company, Stephanie Wilkins of The Power Company, Tara Shepherd Myers of Emory University and Travis Gatling of Ohio University. New works by Coker College dance faculty Wanda K.W. Ebright, Angela Gallo, and Ginny Skinner Haynes were also performed. Elsie Mufuka ’08 of Lobeco presented her senior thesis inspired by her Zimbabwean heritage. Last year, Mufuka visited the Panjea Bantu Camp in New Mexico to study the traditional dance styles of Zimbabwe. She incorporated that experience into her dance studies to create a deeply personal work.

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3.0: The Department of Dance, Music and Theater celebrated the College’s centennial with a student and alumni performing arts showcase in March in the Watson Theater of the Elizabeth Boatwright Coker Performing Arts Center. Directed by Deborah Bloodworth, associate professor of theater, “Midsummer Magic in March” combined selected scenes from William Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” with dance and vocal performances. The production included over 30 actors, singers and dancers, including alumni Greg Bruce ’82, Jon Shannon ’84, Eleanor Buchan ’85, Wes Daniels ’03, Wes Atkinson ’06 and Heather Watkins ‘07.

the College’s — centennial with a performance at First Presbyterian Church in Hartsville in April. Conducted by Dr. William Carswell, assistant professor of music, and accompanied by a 37-member professional orchestra, the Coker Singers performed Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and Brahms’s “A German Requiem,” two of the most beloved works in choral repertoire.

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4.0: A sculpture by B.J. Coughlin ’61 and a painting by June Scott Barfield ’01 were among the many pieces of work submitted for the Centennial Alumni Art Exhibition in the Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery in April.

Patricia G. Lincoln, interim provost and dean of the faculty, is the 2008 recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award from South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU). The award is given annually to a faculty member at each of the 20 SCICU member institutions who demonstrates the highest standards in teaching methods and encourages students to strive for excellence. Award winners, who are honored at a banquet in Columbia, receive a certificate and a $3,000 professional development grant. A biology professor, Lincoln teaches a wide variety of courses ranging from invertebrate and vertebrate biology to the biology of plants. She has been recognized as a Master Professor by Coker students and as a Distinguished Professor by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. Lincoln directs the College’s “Write On!” initiative, a quality enhancement plan that focuses on developing writing skills for all students. She has also served as chair of Coker College’s Faculty Senate and on the College’s Board of Trustees. Lincoln, who joined the Coker College faculty in 1983, holds a Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a B.A. from Kalamazoo College. She is a longtime appointee to the Grants in Aid of Research Committee for Sigma Xi, the national scientific research society, and she is a reviewer of grant proposals for the National Science Foundation. Lincoln has also been a Wye Fellow at The Aspen Institute.

>> D r . Walter E dgar 5.0: Acclaimed historian Dr. Walter Edgar, author of “South Carolina: A History” and editor-in-chief of “The South Carolina Encyclopedia,” launched Coker College’s Centennial Celebration at a special convocation in January. His lecture was a look back on life at the College and in Hartsville 100 years ago. The director of the Institute for Southern Studies at the University of South Carolina, Edgar has written or edited numerous books about South Carolina and the American South. Coker College awarded him an honorary doctorate in 1999.

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>> M e y er Awarded Ful b righ t S c holarsh ip Margaret Meyer ‘08 of Moncks Corner is going to teach English in Malaysia next year on a Fulbright Scholarship. She is the third Coker College student since 2001 to be awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, the U.S. government’s flagship program for international educational exchange. Founded in 1945 and administered by the State Department, the Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries. Approximately 1400 Fulbright Scholarships are awarded annually based on academic merit and leadership potential. Meyer, who graduated from Coker in May with a bachelor’s degree in political science, begins her yearlong stay in Malaysia in January. In addition to teaching English, she plans to research religious freedom in the Southeast Asian country, an idea she got last summer as an intern at U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom in Washington, D.C. “I basically fell in love with Malaysian culture and politics,” said Meyer. “I originally decided to apply

to South Korea, but about three months before the application was due, I changed it to Malaysia.” No stranger to living abroad, Meyer spent fall 2006 studying the European Union at the University of Freiburg in Germany. She had to travel to several countries and attend lectures on the International Monetary Fund, the United Nations and the European Parliament. “The semester abroad really helped me focus and understand what it means to be involved with politics,” Meyers, who was awarded one of Coker College’s prestigious Susan Coker Watson scholarships to study in Germany. When Meyer returns from Malaysia, she plans to pursue graduate studies in international law and politics in Washington D.C. Eventually, she says she would like to work in human rights, particularly for refugees and asylum seekers. While she is in Malaysia, Meyer, who is a former editor of The Periscope, will keep an online journal at http://cokergal08.livejournal.com.

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Scholarship last year to teach English on the island of Bali in Indonesia. It was his first trip outside the United States and was “life-changing,” he says. Read an interview with Ferguson and see more photos of his time in Indonesia at www.coker.edu/fulbright.

formed a human chain through campus in January to transfer the final books from the old James Lide Coker III Memorial Library to the new Charles W. and Joan S. Coker Library-Information Technology Center. A book chain on “L Day” 1963 helped open the old library.

>> Ful b righ t A dvisor 2.0: Fulbright advisor Dr. Malcolm Doubles, distinguished professor of biblical and international studies, led a round table discussion about the historical origins of Western attitudes toward nature at “People and the Planet,” the Fulbright Association’s 30 th Annual Conference recently in Washington, D.C. The Fulbright Association is the membership organization of the Fulbright Program.

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>> Barnes S elected as f irst sparro w sc holar Rising junior Jessica Barnes of Moncks Corner is the inaugural recipient of the College’s Sparrow Scholarship that supports emerging student leaders. “Jessica was selected in recognition of her already serious commitment to community service,” said Dr. Jim Lemke, professor of political science and philosophy and director of the Center for Research in Leadership and Community Development. “She sets the bar high for those who will follow.” A communication major and theater minor, Barnes volunteers at the Hartsville Boys and Girls Club and the Hartsville Soup Kitchen. After serving on the Coker Connection orientation staff this summer, Barnes will be president of the Pan African Sisters Association, Chair of Concerts for the Coker College Union, and a resident assistant at the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics.

Recipients of the Sparrow Scholarship must have a “B” average in high school and during their first year at Coker College. They must also demonstrate leadership qualities, and participate in extracurricular activities and community service. When the program is fully implemented, there will be one Sparrow Scholar in the sophomore, junior and senior classes and each will be awarded $1,000 a year. Coker College’s Sparrow Scholars Program was established by the family and friends of the late Lucas L. Sparrow, a longtime employee of Sonoco in Hartsville. The effort to establish the Sparrow Scholars Program was led by his daughter, Rebecca Sparrow, a 1964 Coker College graduate. It is administered by the College’s Center for Research in Leadership and Community Development.

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The committee charged with finding Coker College’s 16th President has been appointed. Their first meeting was on July 17 and they will be working with the executive search firm of Coleman Lew & Associates of Charlotte, N.C. Coker College President Dr. Jim Dawson is retiring at the end of the 2008-09 academic year. He has been President of the College since July 2002. The Presidential Search Committee is chaired by trustee Karen Lear ‘98. Also serving on the Committee are: Dr. David Blackmon, professor of education Dr. Joe Flaherty, assistant professor biology Jean Grosser, professor of art Melinda Norris, assistant professor of business administration Dick Puffer, assistant professor of communication Howard Coker, trustee Linda Bradford ‘70, trustee Harry Moran, trustee Dr. Jane P. Norwood ‘65, trustee Dean Legge ‘99, trustee Frank Bush, executive vice president for institutional advancement Dr. Patricia Lincoln, provost and dean of the faculty Ron Reck, vice president for business operations Dr. Steve Terry, vice president for student and enrollment services

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>> Biology  P rogram Awarded G ene R esearc h G rant C oker College’s biology program has been

awarded a grant to conduct gene research using microarray analysis technology at the Medical University of South Carolina ProteoGenomics Facility in Charleston. Microarray analysis allows researchers to investigate a large number of genes in a single experiment. “Microarray analysis of gene expression requires innovative uses of the latest technology,” said Dr. Joseph Flaherty, assistant professor of biology. “Coker College’s students participating in this project will be part of the handful of students in the nation who have the opportunity to incorporate this technology into their undergraduate research.” Directed by Flaherty, the gene research will focus on fungal pathogens in crops using RNA samples isolated from experiments conducted at Coker College. Students Kayla Gerberich ’10 (above) of Hartsville and Shelly Catlett ’09 of Cope will work Flaherty. Funding for this project came from the South Carolina Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research and Institutional Development Awards, a merit-based federal, state and institutional partnership that promotes research programs in the state.

Dr. Gordon Brown, assistant professor of chemistry, co-authored the research article “Measuring Picosecond Isomerization Kinetics via Broadband Microwave Spectroscopy,” published in the summer issue of Science magazine. Dr. William Carswell, assistant professor of music, directed the Columbia Choral Society performance at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston in June. 1.0: The work of art professors Jean Grosser and Larry Merriman was featured in “Red State Blues,” an exhibit at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston earlier this year. Education professors Dr. Susan Henderson and Dr. Sara Odom co-presented at the South Carolina State Council International Reading Association’s 33rd Annual Conference in Myrtle Beach this spring. Their presentation, “Words: The Cat’s Meow,” was viewed by 2,000 conference participants. Odom is also working with Tate Publishing on a children’s picture book to be called “Gram’s Switch,” and she published an article on cold reading in the Winter 2007 issue of Reading Matters, the journal of the S.C. State Council of the International Reading Association. 1.1: Dr. Joanne Kampiziones, assistant professor of music, presented “Greek Piano Music of the Twentieth Century” at the South Carolina Music Educators Association’s annual conference in this spring in Charleston. The online journal “Piano Pedagogy Forum” will publish her accompanying article in July. Associate Professor of History Dr. Shawn Lay authored “Second Klan,” an article about the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s for the Encyclopedia of Race and Racism (Macmillan, 2008). 1.2: Dr. Jasna Shannon, assistant professor of English, presented “Small Colleges Leveraging Big Technologies” at the Southeastern Writing Center Association conference in Savannah, Ga., earlier this year. 1.3: “Zoroastrian and Zurvanite Symbolism in ‘Las ruinas circulares,’” an article by Dr. John Williams, assistant professor of Spanish, was published in the journal

Variaciones Borges 25 - 2008 by the University of Iowa’s Borges Center. Dr. Graham Wood, associate professor of music, presented “Ten Minutes, Sixteen Measures, and Fifty Years Ago: Musical Structures and Narrative Threads in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘Cinderella’” at Musical Theater in 1957, a symposium recently at the University of Kansas.

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Dr. David Blackmon, professor of education – Term V (summer) 2008, to study the educational system at the county level. Dr. Adelheid Eubanks, professor of language and literature – spring 2009, to enhance Italian language skills. Jean Grosser, professor of art – fall 2008, to continue art project related to political prisoners. Dr. Kevin Kenyon, associate professor of history – spring 2009, to continue writing a book on the former Eastern Block. Dr. George Lellis, professor of communication – fall 2008, to conduct videography work in Chicago.

>> P romotions : 1.4: J  ohn Foster III promoted to Associate Professor of English Dr. Shawn Lay promoted to Professor of History

>> T enure Dr. William Carswell, Assistant Professor of Music Phyllis Fields, Assistant Professor of Theater Angela Gallo, Assistant Professor of Dance Dr. Tracey Welborn, Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Ze Zhang, Assistant Professor of Computer Science

>> Writer K wame Daw es

>> O t h er Biolog y N e w s • M ichele Burnham ’09 of Lancaster was awarded an Adair Undergraduate Internship from University of Arkansas Department of Plant Pathology to conduct research in fungal pathogens this summer.

2.0: The Department of Communication, Language and Literature helped celebrate the College’s centennial in January by hosting an inspiring and educational evening with writer Kwame Dawes, executive director of the South Carolina Poetry Initiative. Dawes is a poet, a writer of fiction and non-fiction, a playwright and a musician. His most recent work, “Gomer’s Song” (Akashic/Black Goat, 2007) explores freedom and sacrifice in a poetic re-telling of the Old Testament story about the wife of the prophet Hosea. His 2002 book “Bob Marley: Lyrical Genius” (Sanctuary Publishing) is considered the most authoritative study of the legendary reggae star’s lyrics. Dawes is the Louise Frye Liberal Arts Professor in the College of Liberal Arts and Distinguished Poet in Residence at the University of South Carolina. He is also Director of the Calabash Writer’s Workshop held annually in Jamaica.

• A shley Zearfoss ’08 of Chesterfield has accepted a research assistantship at N.C. State University where she will pursue a Ph.D. in plant pathology.

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Vis its with Coker Alumni and Friend s >> Frank Bush - Executive VP for Institutional Advancement

Well, it’s Commentary time again and I am ready to report my visits since February. It certainly has been a busy time at Coker with our centennial celebration that began in January. My first trip, the first day of February was to visit with Shep Porter Wallace ’56 in Fayetteville, N.C. Shep has taken a leadership role in establishing the Class of ’56 Endowed Scholarship. I visited with her about joining several other Coker grads who will be featured in our next Planned Giving brochure. As I expected, she was more than willing to do so. In February I traveled to Dobson, N.C. where I met Buddy Norwood. Buddy is the husband of Jane Parler Norwood ‘65. Jane is on our Board of Trustees. Buddy works with the Shelton Family in Charlotte and they own Shelton Vineyards located in Dobson. Buddy and Jane and the Shelton Vineyards were gracious enough to sponsor Coker’s Centennial wine and we have a red and a white wine with Coker labels on them to celebrate Coker’s Centennial. It was first introduced at Alumni Day. We are appreciative of Buddy’s leadership in helping to do this. I think it lends a festive element to our centennial celebration. For one of the events for the centennial, we were privileged enough to have the movie “Pearl Fryar” shown on campus. As most of you know, Pearl is an Artist-inResidence here at the College and is a well known topiary artist from Bishopville, S.C. Faye Gurley Reynolds, Barbara Dibble Dixon and Bonnie Cone Sawyer, all members of the Class of 1959, met me the next morning for breakfast at Carolina Lunch, a Hartsville landmark that only serves breakfast. We had a good visit and a lot of fun. They are so supportive of Coker and it was a pleasure to be with them. If you read the Commentary, you have seen I have been doing a lot of traveling working with planned gifts and visiting with Coker graduates about making Coker a beneficiary of their estates through a bequest, charitable trust or charitable gift annuity. One of the most enjoyable visits I have had this year was with Joanne O’Bryan ‘58, and her husband, Cecil, in Augusta, Ga. She and Cecil established a charitable gift annuity at the College. When the annuity fund comes to the College, it will establish the Joanne McFaddin O’Bryan Endowed Scholarship. It was a pleasure for me to get to know the O’Bryans. I think both Joanne and Cecil were impressed with the College when they were here for Joanne’s 50 th Class Reunion on Alumni Day. In March, I spent some time in Charleston and had

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a delightful visit with past Trustee and leadership donor, Esther Baskin Ferguson. It had been some time since I had seen her and her husband, Jim. We had an enjoyable visit and lunch in Charleston Place. Esther has been very supportive of Coker College over the years. As a Hartsville native, one of her legacies at the College is the Nan Richardson Rickenbaker Baskin Endowed Minority Scholarship. Named for her late mother, the scholarship benefits minority students. The next morning I saw Martha Langford Derrick ‘56 for breakfast. As you know, Martha has been a supporter of Coker College for many years. She and her husband, Fletcher, spend a lot of time traveling. Most of you who live in the Charleston area are fortunate enough to read her articles about her travels which appear occasionally in the newspaper. Martha is a real inspiration to those who know her because she has had a lot of back problems yet she continues to go at a fast pace. I had dinner the next night with Ann Boatwright Igoe ‘57. Instead of going out to eat, Ann prepared a delightful meal at her beautiful home on New Street and we had a wonderful visit. She is so much fun. Ann is the sister of Peggy Boatwright Peck ‘65 and the niece of Elizabeth Boatwright Coker. Ann has been very supportive of her alma mater. Also, I was privileged to have lunch with one of my favorite people in the entire world, Penelope Coker Hall who has a home in Charleston. Her permanent residence is in Millbrook, NY. Penelope is the daughter of Elizabeth Boatwright Coker and the great-granddaughter of Major James Lide Coker. Penelope is a great friend of Coker College. Toward the end of March, it was a privilege for me to meet someone I did not know well and that is Tom O’Neal from Blenheim. Tom is the widower of Chaty Hayes O’Neal ‘46. Tom and I have been discussing his establishing a scholarship in Chaty’s name. He is a remarkable man – a farmer over in Blenheim and it has been such a privilege for me to get to know him. Chaty was a very popular and loved member of the Class of ‘46. April was a very busy month for us here at Coker. We had so much going on that I did not do a lot of traveling. I did go to Lake City to visit one of our young Coker graduates, Scott Askins ‘88. I am so proud of him. His cement business is growing by leaps and bounds and he is a great guy. Scott has been very supportive of Coker College. In April we had a memorial service for Susanne Gay Linville, granddaughter of Major James Lide Coker. During my 30 years at Coker, one of the greatest privileges I have had was getting to know and love Susanne. No one other than Major James Lide Coker had a more positive and lasting impact on Coker College. She and her husband, Ed, gave generous leadership support to the College for over 50 years. It was a privilege for the College to host the memorial service for Susanne at Drengaelen House and to have her two wonderful sons, Jack and Jim, and their wives, Anne and Vick, and their sons, at the College for the service. Jack served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Jim currently serves on the Board. Both men spoke and reminded all of us of Susanne’s positive influence on mankind and many charities, of which Coker was her favorite. I continue to meet with whom I consider a good friend of Coker College, Robert Bell, a retired attorney from Augusta, Ga. It has been a pleasure getting to know Mr. Bell. What a true Southern gentleman he is. Robert was married to Cecelia Coker Bell ’65 following her graduation from Coker until her untimely death in

December 1965. Robert will generously fund an endowed scholarship in art at the College in Cecelia’s name by establishing a charitable gift annuity. I hope over the next years others of you will consider establishing a charitable gift annuity as Robert has done. It is a wonderful way to retain life income and yet, at the same time, make a positive impact on the College by honoring someone important to you. Please read a related article in this issue of the Commentary about annuities for Coker (page 11). I am glad I was in town on Sunday, May 18, to have the opportunity to go to Darlington to the memorial service for Sue James Clarkson ‘34. Sue established a scholarship a few years ago and she and her family agreed before her death that memorials would go to Coker. We appreciate the family thinking of the College because it was very important to Sue. It was a beautiful service and many friends from the Pee Dee attended. Toward the middle of the month, I went to Raleigh and was able to be at Quail Ridge Books and Music for Mary Coker Joslin’s book signing for “Growing Up in the Brown House,” which we all know as Miss May’s house, now College’s Administration Building since 1976. For those of you who have not heard about it or read it, there is an article about Mary’s book of her remembrances of growing up here on the Coker campus and stories of her mother and father in Hartsville during the ‘20s and ‘30s. I urge all of you to get a copy of the book. Mary has asked that the proceeds from the sale of her book go to the College. I enjoyed being with Mary and her family at the book signing and hearing her remarks concerning the book. The morning after the book signing in Raleigh, I had breakfast with her son, James Joslin, who has served on the Board. He and his wife, Beth, have been so supportive of Coker College over the years. It was good to catch up with James. I could not go to Raleigh without stopping to see one of my favorite Coker graduates, Ruth Ludlam McClam ‘46 and her husband, Marvin. We had a great visit and an enjoyable lunch. As you know, Ruth has set up an endowed scholarship here. It was good to catch up and visit with Ruth again. Also, while I was in Raleigh, I visited a Coker graduate whom I had never met before, Anne Howell Seavy ‘52, and her husband, Fred. They are truly wonderful people, new friends for me and life-long supporters of Coker College. We had a delightful visit and lunch at the Cheesecake Factory in Raleigh. Anne remembers fondly some of her classmates who have been friends of the College for many years and we got to catch up about some of them. My last trip of this quarter was a trip to Fayetteville, N.C., to have lunch with Coker graduates, Adrienne Olivier Johnson ‘01, and Kristan Johnson ‘02, and their 19-month old daughter, Alicia Nicole, who is a precious child. It was wonderful to be with this young couple and to hear them talk about their love for Coker College. She majored in dance and he majored in history. Kris is a Warrant Officer One in the Marine Corps and has been deployed three times: twice to Iraq and once to Afghanistan. Next year, he will be deployed again for another tour of duty in Afghanistan. Our thoughts and prayers are with him. I was so touched as he talked about Coker and how much the College means to him and that he is in the process of naming Coker as a beneficiary in his will.

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>> G R O W I N G U P I N T H E BR O W N HO U S E : M E M O R I E S O F O L D H A R T S V I L L E In “Growing Up in the Brown House: Memories of Old Hartsville” (Coker College Press, 2008), independent scholar Mary Coker Joslin recalls living in what is now the College’s Administration Building. The book is a compelling personal history and an engaging look at life in a Southern town through the 1920s and 1930s. Joslin is the second-youngest child of David R. and May Roper Coker and the granddaughter of Major James Lide Coker, founder of the College. The Brown House, built adjacent to the College’s campus in 1916, is known to generations of Coker students as “Miss May’s.” It became the College’s Administration Building in 1976. Joslin’s parents were among their generation’s leading citizens, connected to state and national leadership, and deeply concerned with the issues of the time. As a result, the Brown House was a lively home filled with ideas, learning and a constant stream of visitors, including Coker College professors, students and guest speakers. Most of Joslin’s recollections in “Growing Up in the Brown House” are fond memories laced with local history. She takes a more serious tone, however, when recalling the social issues of the era. Joslin has been supportive of Coker College throughout her life and “Growing Up in the Brown House” is her gift to the College in honor of its centennial. The book is a limited edition, and proceeds from its sale benefit the Annual Scholarship Fund. “Growing Up in the Brown House” is available from the Alumni Office by calling 1.800.65.COKER. The cost is $25, including shipping and handling.

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In Quest of Excellence:

A History of Coker College on its Centennial by Dr. Malcolm C. Doubles

Limited Edition published by the Coker College Press in Fall 2008. 300+ pages and up to 32 additional pages of photog raphs!

chapteRs include: During the Major’s Lifetime: 1908-1918 From the New Deal to Civilization: 1933-1945 Civilization: 1946-1966 The End of Civilization and the Coker Plan: 1966-1974 The Contemporary College: 2003-2008 Traditions Peculiar to Coker ER COL OK LE Athletics •C The Alumni(ae) Association Kalmia Gardens of Coker College

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Max Yoshida (center) of Showa Marutsutsu Company in Japan recently presented Coker College President Dr. Jim Dawson with a $10,000 gift in honor of Charles Coker (right), retired Sonoco board chairman. The funds will be used in the new Charles W. and Joan S. Coker Library-Information Technology Center that opened in January. Tony Sen (left) is the firm’s U. S. Representative at Sonoco’s headquarters in Hartsville. Sonoco began a business relationship with Showa in 1964.

Over 100 friends of the College attended the Hartsville City Campaign barbecue at Drengaelen House in May.

>> contri b utions to sc h olars h ips Coker College has received the following gifts for scholarships from Februar y 6, 20 0 8 through June 18, 20 0 8

Ann Matthews Bragdon Endowed Scholarship Ann Matthews Bragdon Carrie Lee and Gustave Kalber Memorial Scholarship Barbara Kalber Frampton Class of 1953 Endowed Scholarship James and Sarah Sampson Bell Frances Worley Bond Charlie Hunt Chewning Walter and Beth DuBose Cottingham Richard F. Dority Susie Gaines Hautala Carl H. and Pat Chapman Huff Jean Fore McDaniel Jo Anne Boyd Sires Betty Lou Brown Stewart Class of 1956 Endowed Scholarship Shep Porter Wallace Diana Cobb Nall Endowed Social Work Scholarship Pat Holland Chapman

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>> C harita ble Gif t A nnuities Esta blished wo charitable gift annuities have been recently established at Coker. T A charitable gift annuity is a simple contract between an individual and Coker College. The College agrees to pay the individual a lifetime annuity (quarterly payments) in exchange for a charitable gift. The amount of the annual fixed payment is determined by the amount of the gift and the age of the beneficiary or beneficiaries. The minimum gift to establish a charitable gift annuity is $10,000. • Joanne McFaddin O’Bryan ‘58 (above) and Cecil D. O’Bryan of Augusta, Ga., have established a Charitable Annuity Trust at Coker. When the annuity fund comes to the College, it will establish the Joanne McFaddin O’Bryan Endowed Scholarship. Joanne was particularly pleased to establish this annuity in honor of her 50 th class reunion this year. • Robert M. Bell, a retired attorney from Augusta, Ga., has established a Charitable Annuity Trust at Coker that will eventually create the Cecelia Coker Bell Endowed Scholarship in Art. Robert was married to Cecelia Coker Bell following her graduation from Coker in 1965 until her untimely death later that year. Please feel free to contact Frank Bush at 843-383-8007 or fbush@coker.edu if you are interested in discussing a Charitable Gift Annuity for Coker College.

Eleanore Whittinghill Vaughan Endowed Music Scholarship Dexter C. Vaughan Erby Jackson/Katie Sue Duffy Jackson Endowed Scholarship Hellen Jackson Jackson Folsom Scholarship John R. Folsom Jacqueline Everington Jacobs Endowed Scholarship Jacqueline Everington Jacobs Jane Andrews Funderburk Endowed Scholarship C. Chandler Peel Joanne Moody Zobel Endowed Scholarship Joanne Moody Zobel Katherine Still Campbell Endowed Scholarship Randy Campbell Ann Holloway Murchison

Nancy Barrineau Endowed Scholarship Teressa Thompson Harrington Nan Carter Howard Nickey Brumbaugh Endowed Art Scholarship Elizabeth Walker Chambers Betty J. Robertson Coughlin Randolph W. Hope Endowed Scholarship Mrs. Randolph W. Hope Sparrow Scholars Program Woodrow Newsom C. Chandler Peel M. L. Reynolds, Jr. Vera King Watford Endowed Scholarship Connie Watford Ellis Case W. Hurst William H. and Elizabeth E. Shelley Endowed Scholarship Bill and Beth Blakeney

Marjorie H. Bethea ‘46 and Thomas C. Bethea Endowed Scholarship Thomas C. and Marjorie Hooks Bethea Mary Elizabeth DuBose Cottingham Endowed Scholarship Sarah Burgess Auman

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>> M emorial gi f ts From Februar y 6, 20 0 8 through June 18, 20 0 8 Coker has received gifts in memor y of the following:

Florence Elizabeth Allen Floy Elizabeth Henry Fanning Sheron Anderson Carl H. and Pat Chapman Huff Billie J. Kissane Barclay John P. Barclay, Jr. Nancy Barrineau Kathy Stewart Cecelia Coker Bell Carol Chastain Dietrick Maggie Bell Charlena Hunt Chewning Carl H. and Pat Chapman Huff Betty Jean Lee Hunsinger Merri Ulmer Bellis Patricia Schuler Noble Eleanor Powers Berryhill Donna Davis Freeman Catherine “Kit” Pate Bland Joy Gault Gruber Howard Boan Carl H. and Pat Chapman Huff Dr. Irene Boliek Anne Law Finch Roger Bowie Mary Johnson Bowie Lillian Dillard Stephens Marjorie McDaniel Brailsford Frances McDaniel Hood Dolores “Dee” McCracken Briggs J. Lamar and Lucy Singletary Caldwell Martha Dean Chestnut Hines Mary Harvey Holmes Herb and Connie Hucks Cecil and Joanne McFadden O’Bryan Christine Hart Bristow Dina Ekis Hart Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Byrd Phyllis Byrd Blackman Sharon Elmore Case Carol Ann Elmore Sue James Clarkson Tom Davis Andy and Vicki Eaddy Nancy James Webert Lexie Margaret Stokes Collie Charlena Hunt Chewning Susie Gaines Hautala Bonnie E. Cone Julie Jay Carter Mary Celia Cone Nan Warren Clarke Katie Turner Gordon Lizbeth Whitescarver Privette Macy E. Cooke Annette Cooke Stokes Shirley Coward Carl H. and Pat Chapman Huff William B. Coxe, Jr. Jane Woodward Truett Roy Crews Wilma Carmichael Crews Dr. James D. Daniels Dr. Keith Alford Martha Ann Blackwell Patricia Holland Chapman Marilyn F. Henderson Karen Tallon Jerry D. Thomas

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Annie Banks Daugherty Anne Daugherty Shaw Dr. Elizabeth Davidson Jessica Markley Lee Claire Creel McKenzie Susan Holroyd Shumaker Janie Davis Michael and Michelle Eaddy Hood Bill Dawkins Carl H. and Pat Chapman Huff Deceased Members of the Class of 1958 Anita Colbert Dana Dixon Kathy C. Johnson Pat Smith James W. Dixon Dr. and Mrs. Rion Dixon Kathryn Chastain Durham Elizabeth Degenhardt Campanile Donald Epley Kathryn Pleasant Luther Chris Femal Michelle Durante Keese Keith Flowers Rachel Collier Flowers Blanche W. Floyd Linda Smith Bradford Bleeker Sisk Cannon Jayne Burch Cannon Carl H. and Pat Chapman Huff Joseph “Earl” Freeman Brent Amanda Freeman Dr. John T. French Margaret Murphy Sadler Doug Gandy Loree Harrington Gandy Jerry L. Gardner Lou Stuckey Gardner Jody Gaskins Sandy Tweed Gaskins William E. Gaskins Susan Rivers Gaskins Maud Dusenbury Gelzer Ann Gelzer Black Mary Hodge Godwin Wilma Turnage Lytton Luanne Chastain Gossett Elizabeth Degenhardt Campanile Rory Graham Andy and Vicki Eaddy Dr. Valeria Grannis Gail Power Helms Charlotte Easley Shaw Rachel Estes Gray Maurice Gray Hope Griffin Joseph B. Traywick Aileen Moody Hayes Margaret Helmkamp Blose Sarah Frances Watford Hoffmeyer Case W. Hurst Dr. James Holler Donald and Suzanne Durant Gonya Mae Howard Howard and Patricia Huggins Dampier Mr. and Mrs. Ira B. Howell, Sr. Anne Howell Seavey Dorothy “Dot” Jernigan Mary Moore Parnell Joy Keyserling Renee McNabb Beard Bleeker Sisk Cannon Jayne Burch Cannon Everett King Harriet King Van Norte

Mary Brinkley LaFrage Miriam Corbett Brinkley Lorraine Truscott Laurent Ethel Truscott Rhodes Jenette Stevenson Lawrimore Jane Bracknell Shuler Henrietta Lewis Walter K. Lewis, Jr. Constance Olive Harding Ed and Tru Lawton Susanne G. Linville Dick and Michal Millen Baird Constance Olive Harding Ed and Tru Lawton Betty C. Wiggins Dr. Berry L. Litsey, Jr. Jean Grosser and Larry Merriman Dr. Pat Lincoln Dr. Tracey Welborn Edward Littlefield Drs. Jerry and Lois Rauch Gibson Jean Ludlam Marvin and Ruth Ludlam McClam Jim MacKinnon Hoyland Lowery Fisher Anne Gravely McCallum Emma Leah Alpert Lucius Vivian Ruthven McElveen Anne McGuirt Kennington John McRae Walter and Beth DuBose Cottingham Hoyland Lowery Fisher William and Olive Timberlake Katherine Noakes Harriet King Van Norte Ronald B. Oates Donald and Suzanne Durant Gonya Janice Johnson Outen Sherrill E. Jordan H. D. Reese Page Hartsville Music Study Club Carl H. and Pat Chapman Huff Pat Smith Mollie and John Partin Frances Partin Cooper Frances Stephens Payne Howard and Patricia Huggins Dampier Mildred Ingram Pennington Pamela Pennington Yarbrough Sylvia Parks Price Ann Matthews Bragdon Patti Posey Bullen Louise Atkinson Cleveland Mildred Wells Moody Helen Faye Pope Florence “Flossie” McManus Rabb Karen Johnson Conway Elsie Pierce Reutenauer Mary Sue Pierce Luek Floride Josey Reynolds Rebecca E. Reynolds Malinda B. Reynolds Stacy Atkinson Robin Richardson Darlene Yarborough Ray Ridgeway Lynne McCuen Ridgeway Richard Rion Sally Trowbridge Rion Polly Robinson Lyn Blackmon Wes Daniels Drs. Jerry and Lois Rauch Gibson Mark and Christie Happ Carl H. and Pat Chapman Huff Bill and Shelli Wilson

Dorothy Rowe Carl H. and Pat Chapman Huff Paul Russ Carl H. and Pat Chapman Huff H.J. and Martha Saverance Kyle Saverance Patrick Sawyer Jessica Markley Lee Kathy Stewart Shirley Sawyer Andy and Vicki Eaddy Tessie Segars Andy and Vicki Eaddy Eleanor Sellers Carl H. and Pat Chapman Huff George Anna Chambers Setzer Barbara Joyce Chambers Hoyt Ray Sharpe Linda Burnett Jeter Charles C. Singleton Pat Crawford Fields Mary Kay Huggins Hennecy Alice and Virgil Smith Anne Davis Glass David B. Smith Virginia Stanley Moore Professor Bud Smith Edna Earle Johnson Bryan James Dunlap Snoddy, Sr. Hylda Inabinet Bass Jane Woodward Truett Sarah “Cissy” Baker Speights Jimmy and Nancy Baker Bell Linda Crews Pearson Carolynne Sumner J. Lamar Caldwell Jerry Talbot Charlena Hunt Chewning Susie Gaines Hautala Carl H. and Pat Chapman Huff Betty Jean Lee Hunsinger Anne Merck McDowell Joan Tew William and Olive Timberlake Wilbur Thomas Carl H. and Pat Chapman Huff Gretchen Livingston Toole Allen Toole Polly Toomey Carl H. and Pat Chapman Huff Leonce and Eleanor Whittinghill Vaughan Dexter C. Vaughan Mary Jane Jacobs Veneklasen Alice Adams Brown Jimmy Vernon Tom Davis Andy and Vicki Eaddy Christine Wallace Doris Avant Martin Mozelle Gold Warlick E. Fran Van der Vate Joe Webster Tom Davis Andy and Vicki Eaddy Lucille Williams Donald and Suzanne Durant Gonya Dr. Kenneth Lewis Wilmot Mary Williamson Sikes Roger Winburn Carl H. and Pat Chapman Huff John Wise J. Lamar and Lucy Singletary Caldwell Andy and Vicki Eaddy Pat Smith Priscilla Floyd Wright Katie Turner Gordon

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Class of 1955 Sara Pauline Jackson McRae

McLain and Maura Hood Wes Daniels

Janet Odom Ryan Barbara Nexsen Lansche

Class of 1957 Marcia Evans

Michael and Michelle Eaddy Hood Wes Daniels

Kim Saverance and Jonathan Reel Kyle Saverance

Terri L. Alexander Robert B. Alexander

Class of 1958 Anita Colbert Bertha Maye Drose McCaskill

Octavia Johnson Carl H. and Pat Chapman Huff

Randy and Beth Saverance Kyle Saverance

Kathy Lowery Beasley Patricia H. Dampier

Class of 1968 Ellen Tollison Hayden

Drew Jordan Angela White

Jo Anne Boyd Sires Beth DuBose Cottingham

Bernice Blackwell on her 95 th Birthday Carl H. and Pat Chapman Huff

Dr. Cathleen Cuppett Veronica Gallo Bambery

Betty Gandy Kirven Pam Huggins Chapman

Rebecca Sparrow Ruth D. Iseman

Dr. Nancy Bolden Teresa Baker

Dr. and Mrs. B. James Dawson David and Divver Allen Dwain and Carlton Ealy

Dr. Patricia G. Lincoln Kimberly Davis Patricia H. Dampier

Dr. Joseph Stevano Michael Eric Funderburk

From Februar y 6, 20 0 8 through June 18, 20 0 8 Coker has received gifts in honor of the following:

Katherine Still Campbell Ann Holloway Murchison Randy and Nedra Campbell Dr. Ronald L. Carter Howard and Patricia Huggins Dampier Dr. Patricia Holland Chapman Patricia Holland Chapman Gail Etters Pilger Class of 1945 Nancy D. McLaurin Class of 1948 Margaret Cox Bellman

Dr. B. James Dawson Rosa Henderson Murray Vicki and Andy Eaddy Wes Daniels The Education Department Deena Epps Fogle Professor Phyllis Fields Mae Blanche Dines Dr. Lois R. Gibson Leah Andrews Mary Harvey Holmes Donna Davis Freeman

>> s y mpat h y Information received Februar y 7, 20 0 8 through June 13, 20 0 8.

Eunice Ford Rogers ’38 in the death of her sister Gladys during the winter. Grace Jackson Ingram ’44, Nancy Ingram Acker ’67, and Jane Andrews Sligh ’77 in the death of Margaret Jane Ingram Holland ’56 on March 3, 2008. Jane Gardner Hunter ’44 in the death of her husband William Harvey Hunter on March 14, 2008. Mary Perrin Coxe ’51 in the death of her husband Bill Coxe on February 28, 2008. Barbara Joyce Chambers ’56 in the death of her daughter George Anne Chambers Setzer in April 2008. Martha J. Singleton ’59 in the death of her husband Charlie Singleton on April 5, 2008.

Will White Angela White

Rev. Terry Martin Lillian Catoe Galloway

Jeanne Byerly Wilhelm Goode and Gail Mobley

Anne Merck McDowell Susie Gaines Hautala

Tommy and Patsy Williams Kyle Saverance

Don and Frances Johnson McElveen Greer A. Johnson Gabrielle P. Morandiere Margaret “Peggy” McCue Freymuth Professor Richard Puffer Veronica Gallo Bambery

Francis Wilson on his 90 th Birthday Walter and Beth DuBose Cottingham Priscilla Floyd Wright Katie Turner Gordon

Florence McDaniel Rhodes Frances McDaniel Hood

Ron D. Howard ’91 EV, Ann H. Hudson ’00 EV, Doris Griggs ’00 EV in the death of their mother Nona Rogers Howard on March 14, 2008. Hoyt Kelley Jr ’96 in the death of his grandfather Lawrence Pope on May 30, 2008. Elizabeth H. Hall ’97 in the death of her grandmother Polly Robinson on March 5, 2008. Rex Yarborough ’02 EV in the death of his brother on February 8, 2008.

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Nancy Bowles Allison ’62 in the death of her husband C.E. Allison last year.

Adelaide Shumate Clayton ’34

Gayle Buckheister Sawyer ’70 in the death of her motherin-law Shirley Sawyer on February 13, 2008.

Mary Louise Hoffmeyer Harris ’48

Kathy Stewart ’83 in the death of her aunt Agnes Truett Thompson (who worked in the Coker College bookstore) on February 18, 2008.

Barbara Woodruff West ’51

Information received Februar y 7, 20 0 8 through June 13, 20 0 8.

Congratulations to Emily Marovich ’03 and Greg Tupper on their marriage on May 17, 2008. Congratulations to Jennifer Konopa ’06 and Todd M. James ’06 on their marriage in July 2007. SEND US A WEDDING PHOTO OF THE BRIDE AND GROOM WITH ALL YOUR COKER GUESTS!

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Information received Februar y 7, 20 0 8 through June 13, 20 0 8.

Sue Flinn James Clarkson ’34

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SEND US BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT YOUR CHILDREN OR GRANDCHILDREN!

Violet Gibson Kendall ’41

Irene Frampton Campbell ’51

Margaret Jane Ingram Holland ’56 Dee McCracken Briggs ’58

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>> S  o f t b all : C on f erence C arolinas R egular S eason C h amps With a record of 35-12 overall and 17-1 in Conference Carolinas, the Lady Cobras Softball Team captured the 2008 Conference Carolinas regular season championship. Unfortunately, Coach David Hanna and the ladies were defeated by Pfeiffer University and eliminated from the conference tournament. This was the first time in the last two years Coker Softball was unable to advance to the NCAA Regionals. The Lady Cobras racked up on several post-season honors: Shelly Catlett (Cope) was named Conference Carolinas Player of the Year, First Team AllConference, Daktronics Second Team All-Region and C.G. Timberlake Coker College Athlete of the Year. Kimberly Atkinson (McBee) was named First Team All-Conference, Daktronics First Team All-Region, and NFCA/Louisville Slugger Second Team All-Region. Ashton Williamson (Pelion), Jessica Blackwell (Hartsville), and Miranda Klees (Murrells Inlet) were each named First Team AllConference, while Eunice Nettles (Pelion) and Anna Lucas (McBee) were named Second Team All-Conference. Freshman Haleigh Rogers (Ward) was named Coker College Freshman Female Athlete of the Year. Head Coach David Hanna picked the Conference Carolinas Coach of the Year award. The Lady Cobras also had four student-athletes named NFCA Academic All-Americans: Catlett, Lucas, Whitney Watts (Conway) and Somer Bigham (Florence ’07). 1. 0

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3.0: A select group of men’s soccer alumni returned to campus in April for a match against current Cobras.

“Athletic Management” magazine for its athlete auction that raised over $3,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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The Coker men’s and women’s tennis teams had a challenging year. The men completed their season with a 1-12 overall record and 1-8 in Conference Carolinas play, while the women finished 3-13 overall and 3-7 in the Conference. On the bright side, all four Cobras wins were against conference opponents, as the women defeated Converse, St. Andrews and Queens, while the men defeated St. Andrews. Both teams were composed mainly of underclassmen and anticipate great improvement next season. Junior Rachel Lemar (London, England) was the lone Cobra to receive post-season honors — AllConference Honorable Mention. The tennis teams did manage to capture Coker College Team GPA Awards this year. The women received the Team GPA award for the fall semester with a 3.56 average. The men earned the Team GPA award for the spring semester with a 3.332 average.

Tommy Baker, the Cobra Golf Team’s future looks bright as they were able to capture a pair of tournament victories, four top five finishes and a bid to the NCAA Regional Golf Tournament. Coker won the St. Andrews Spring Invitational and the Carolinas Sands Invitational, with freshman Trey Bridwell (Greer) capturing the Medalist Honors at the Carolina Sands Invitational with a score of 69. Three Cobras were named All-Conference: Chris Marsh (Georgetown) making First Team AllConference while Bridwell and Stephen Thomson (Bracebridge, Ontario) made Honorable Mention. Coach Baker and the Cobras will return all but two senior golfers, Thomson and Andrew Efird (Florence), to next season’s team.

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Homecoming Centennial Homecoming Oct. 3 rd - 5 th

“ Celebrating 100 Years of Athletics” www.coker.edu/home2008

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