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Trustees establish Elon University Forest

The Phoenix overcame a 2–1 deficit with five runs in the final inning to defeat UNC-Greensboro for the SoCon title on May 21.

Elon trustees have designated a 56-acre undeveloped tract north of University Drive as the Elon University Forest, a dedicated land preserve and natural area. The action protects the largest remaining intact forest in the Town of Elon and safeguards thousands of species of plants, animals and other organisms. “The Elon University Forest represents our deepest values, including community, stewardship and global awareness,” said President Leo M. Lambert. “The forest will serve primarily as a teaching resource and research site for our academic programs, and it is an important component of the university’s sustainability master plan.” Some trees in the hardwood sections of Elon University Forest, which make up more than 50 percent of the property, are estimated to be 150-200 years old. The property was acquired by the university in 1997, but the plan to create the forest came to the forefront recently when a group of faculty members, led by Jeff rey Coker, associate professor of biology, pointed out how rare it is to fi nd undeveloped land so close to a university. Several Elon classes currently use the area as a teaching resource, and honors students and faculty have been studying plants, soil and water chemistry there. “In its natural state, most of Alamance County would look similar to this property,” Coker said. “In addition to the hardwood areas, the land contains a variety of ecosystems, including grasslands, seasonal wetlands and small streams.” To protect the natural state of the land, the property will not be open for general public use. Occasionally, the university will host guided science tours and other activities at the forest in keeping with its educational mission.

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Jeffrey Coker, associate professor of biology, studies plants in the Elon University Forest with students Mia Brady and Brent Edwards.

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penned in history

assessing the damage


by keren rivas ’04 Leers from Elon’s second president, William Wesley Staley, bring into focus a rarely examined chapter of Elon’s past.

Joshua Voss ’01 explores the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on fragile underwater environments in the Gulf of Mexico.

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FACULTY PROFILE uncharted territory

from the ground up

by dave hart David Levine fi nds his niche on the cu ing edge of Internet and intellectual property law.

by eric townsend Elon’s new geothermal field will help make the Colonnades residence halls among the most environmentally friendly dorms in North Carolina.




Mark T. Mahaffey, St. Petersburg, Fla. ELON ALUMNI BOARD, PRESIDENT

Kelli Palmer ’98, Charloesville, Va. YOUNG ALUMNI COUNCIL, PRESIDENT

Christian Wiggins ’03, Charloe, N.C. PARENTS COUNCIL, CO-PRESIDENTS

Robert and Kay Norris p’11, Charloe, N.C. BOARD OF VISITORS, CHAIR

Clifford B. Hardy Jr. ’62, Tampa, Fla. SCHOOL OF LAW ADVISORY BOARD, CHAIR


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by daniel j. anderson Elon reveals new plans to expand and enhance the residential campus, seamlessly blending academics and student life.

by kristin m. simonetti ’05 Through their iconic Biscuitville restaurants, Maurice ’57 and Burney ’87 Jennings share a legacy in business and at Elon.

William S. Creekmuir p’09 p’10, Atlanta, Ga. SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS ADVISORY BOARD, CHAIR






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AS ELON MATURES, ALUMNI MUST CLAIM GREATER LEADERSHIP, OWNERSHIP AND RESPONSIBILITY One of the pillars of the Elon Commitment strategic plan is to identify and support the next generation of alumni leadership. This goal has far-reaching consequences for Elon’s future. Unlike many institutions with more than a century of history, Elon has been more dependent than most on the involvement of parents and truly committed friends to advance the institution. With 55 percent of our alumni in their 20s and 30s, parents and grandparents have stepped up to help fuel Elon’s rise in a big way. The current chair and vice-chair of the board of trustees, Mark T. Mahaffey and Wes Elingburg, are outstanding Elon parent leaders. Many major construction projects such as Rhodes Stadium, McMichael Science Center and Lindner Hall have been possible in large measure because of the generosity of parents and grandparents. For their faithful and visionary support, we are truly grateful. One of the most important challenges of this decade is to inspire even more alumni to take leadership responsibility for their alma mater. Excellent universities require alumni who are involved, committed, passionate and generous for a lifetime. Elon is fortunate to have many. But we need many more. Perhaps the biggest step Elon has taken to prepare the next generation of alumni leadership is the formation of the Young Alumni


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Council, graduates of the past 10 years who are passionately invested in helping to create Elon’s future. At an alumni event in Philadelphia this past summer, I remarked that only 16 percent of Elon alumni make annual gifts to the university. There We are was an audible gasp from the audience, I believe because beer than that percentage doesn’t begin to reflect the true devotion of 16 percent. Elon alumni to the university. Will you So why is that rate so low? And what can we do about it? help make » First, the university and alumni need to do a better a difference job getting out the message for an Elon that it is not the size of the gift that matters, especially student for young alumni, but rather it’s annual participation today? that counts. Really. Plus, lots of smaller gifts add up to make a huge difference. Young alums can look forward to the challenge by trustee Kerrii Anderson ’79 again this March, during which she will match gifts 5-to-1. » We are providing more options to allow

alumni to designate their gifts to programs that meant the most to them during their time at Elon. For example, alumni can now designate gifts to scholarships, the academic programs or schools they benefited from, or to traditional options, such as the Phoenix Club and the Elon Fund. » Understanding the dramatic changes in the way we communicate, we are expanding social media communications, reaching out to alumni through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and more. The single best message I have ever heard delivered about the importance of giving back to Elon was delivered at the senior class meeting held in Rhodes Stadium this fall by Mark Jetton ’06 L’09. With a combination of law school smarts and ease on the field derived from his experience as an Elon football captain, Mark outlined clearly, unapologetically and passionately to seniors why alumni should give back. Give because it is your duty. Give because we are all part of a team. Give because your Elon degree is like a stock certificate; as the university gets better, your degree becomes more valuable. But most important of all, give because there is no better feeling than knowing you helped someone else. We are better than 16 percent. Will you help make a difference for an Elon student today? Leo M. Lambert President

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Bolden, Greeson and Weavil receive Elon Medallions Don Bolden, former executive editor of the (Burlington, N.C.) Times-News; Stanley Greeson, former assistant director of physical plant; and Linda Weavil, professor emerita of business administration, received Elon Medallions on Aug. 23 in recognition of their loyal service to the university. Bolden has provided vital support to Elon for many years, serving most recently with distinction on the School of Communications Advisory Board, which he has chaired for the past eight years. He and his wife, Billie Faye ’56, have been generous supporters of Elon athletics and created the Don and Billie Bolden basketball scholarship to provide valuable annual assistance to deserving student-athletes. Over his 51-year career, Bolden served the Times-News in nearly every capacity, from mailroom assistant to reporter to editor. As editor emeritus, he continues to serve his readers by writing a weekly column about vital issues facing Alamance County. He has received numerous national and regional awards for journalism, including from the Associated Press and North Carolina Press Association, and has written seven books about Alamance County history. Greeson served Elon for 28 years as a member of the university’s physical plant staff. He worked as a carpenter, maintenance foreman and director of maintenance before being promoted to assistant director

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of physical plant, a position he held until his retirement in 2009. Greeson’s extensive knowledge and experience were vital to operating and maintaining new facilities constructed during his tenure. He built a reputation as the “go-to guyâ€? for sta members on campus, helping to solve problems large and small, working to ensure university events were executed awlessly and that facilities were maintained at the highest standards. In 2002, he was named the Physical Plant Sta Member of the Year in recognition of his commitment to excellence. Weavil joined the faculty of the School of Business in 1973 and served her students as a teacher, mentor and friend until her retirement in 2001. In the classroom, she regularly updated her coursework and teaching to incorporate new technologies and practices,

giving students the tools they needed to succeed in a rapidly changing business and communications environment. Outside the classroom, Weavil made signiďŹ cant contributions to Elon by serving as chair or as a member of several university committees. In the community, she served on the board of directors for the American Red Cross of Burlington and as a longtime volunteer with Family Abuse Services of Alamance County. In retirement, Weavil and her husband, Bob, continued to support the university by establishing the Linda Thompson Weavil Endowed Scholarship, which assists a rising junior or senior in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business or a student in Elon’s MBA program.

Alumni Gym reopens aer renovations

Work crews in October completed the ďŹ rst phase of renovations to Alumni Gym. Lower-level bleacher seating has been replaced with chair seats, and additional sections have been added at the north end of the gym to form a horseshoe bowl, bringing the arena’s seating capacity to 1,544. New ooring and basketball goals, four led video boards and ďŹ ve led scorers’ tables will enhance the experience for fans, players and oďŹƒcials. The building’s original south entrance has been reopened, reecting Alumni Gym’s original design. Renovations to Alumni Gym were made possible through a major gift from trustee Jeanne Robertson and her husband, Jerry. The second phase of work will begin next summer, when oďŹƒces for coaches and sta and locker rooms for Elon’s basketball and volleyball teams will be remodeled. the magazine of elon


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Trustees approve physician assistant master’s program Elon’s board of trustees voted Oct. 22 to establish the university’s sixth graduate program, the master of science in physician assistant (PA) studies. Work will continue in coming months to arrange start-up financing and determine where the program will be located. Elon has been exploring a PA program since fall 2008. A feasibility study committee found that prospects for a successful program are excellent, with projections for a substantial increase in physician assistant jobs available in North Carolina over the next several years. “We learned there is a rapidly growing demand for physician assistants, who are playing a crucial role in our nation’s changing healthcare system,” said Steven House, Elon’s provost and vice president for academic affairs. “As we face a chronic shortage of doctors, physician assistants are essential to maintaining quality health services. Helping to meet the demand for more physician assistants is in line with Elon’s mission and our desire to expand our outstanding professional and graduate programs.” Physician assistant programs typically require about 28 months of study, with students spending the first year in the classroom and the second year in clinical settings. Hospitals in the region have expressed support for a new PA program and have committed to host students for their clinical studies. The program will enroll classes of about 36 students annually and include six faculty members, a director, a clinical director, a medical director and other staff members. The program could enroll its inaugural class as early as fall 2012 or January 2013. Elon’s program will join existing or planned PA programs at six other universities in North Carolina.

“My first request of you is that you engage in this process directly. I really don’t care if you’re a Democrat, Republican or an independent. What I do care about is that you’re engaged and that you vote. Now, I would love for you to vote Republican – but we have to give you a reason to do that.”

Professor travels to Asia with Fulbright award

something that is pretty much universally agreed upon as a good thing,” Associate professor of education Bird Stasz says. “That’s the education of Stasz traveled to Tajikistan this fall children.” through a Fulbright Senior Specialist Stasz, who joined the Elon faculty Award that allowed her to share her ex- in 2002, has previous experience in pertise in teacher training with peers Tajikistan, a former Soviet republic in the nation’s Ministry of Education. that lacks modern school buildings Funded by the U.S. Department and, in some places, adequate power, of State Bureau of Educational and water and sewer systems. Cultural Affairs, Fulbright Senior Administered through the Council Specialist Awards provide an hono- for International Exchange of Scholars, rarium and travel costs for American eligible activities with the Fulbright Sefaculty and professionals who spend nior Specialist Award include teacher 2-6 weeks overseas working with higher training, short-term lecturing and coneducation institutions on a topic ducting seminars, special conferences within their expertise. or workshops. Faculty and profession“The interesting thing about the als apply for a five-year term during Fulbright is that it’s an opportunity which universities outside the United for a West-East conversation about States can request their services.


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Michael Steele, chairman of the Republican National Committee and an Elon parent, sharing his thoughts about the 2010 midterm elections with students at a Sept. 29 lecture in Whitley Auditorium.

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Trustee emeritus Roger Gant Jr. dies

Trustee emeritus Roger Gant Jr., former president of Glen Raven Inc. who served on the Elon board of trustees for two decades, died July 26 at age 86. Gant was a grandson of John Q. Gant, the founder of Glen Raven, an Alamance Countybased textile company. He served in the U.S. Army during World War ii and after the war returned to North Carolina and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mary Thornton and Je Gant held a variety Gazda of ARAMARK present of positions in Glen a 50,000 gift for Elon to Raven and became President Leo M. Lambert. president in 1972, serving in that role aramark gi funds Campus Kitchen at Elon until his retirement from management in A 50,000 gift from ARAMARK, which operates Elon’s dining services, will fund the ďŹ rst year 1989. An innovative Roger Gant Jr. of a program that directs unused food to hungry people in Alamance County. leader, Gant fostered The Campus Kitchen project is part of a national eort on college campuses. Food sertechnical, ďŹ nancial and process improvements vice vendors supply food that was prepared but never served in dining halls, and students in the company. Under his leadership, Glen volunteer to package and deliver the food to local agencies that work with hungry and Raven’s sales more than quintupled and sales homeless residents. per employee more than doubled. Laurie Lambert, wife of President Leo M. Lambert, championed the Campus Kitchen One of his most important achievements cause and spoke at the Sept. 14 College Coee where the ARAMARK gift was announced. was the introduction of synthetic awning “I believe in reducing waste, community service, educational opportunities and spiritual fabrics and creation of the SunbrellaÂŽ brand well-being,â€? Laurie Lambert said. “This program ďŹ ts the mind, heart and soul of an Elon in 1961. Sunbrella became one of the world’s University experience.â€? leading performance fabric brands and today Campus Kitchen will be coordinated by Elon’s Kernodle Center for Service Learning and is recognized as the market leader for awnings, Community Engagement in partnership with Allied Churches of Alamance County, which boating and furniture. will distribute the food. Gant served on Elon’s board of trustees “Together we have pushed the limits of a campus dining program to be more than simply from 1973 until 1993 when he was elected to feeding students, but indeed about being active members of the university community emeritus status. Along with Glen Raven and and setting the benchmark for campus dining programs nationwide,â€? said Mary Thornton, his family members, Gant was a member ARAMARK vice president for the southeast region. of Elon’s Palladian Society, recognizing his generous support of the university. Gant received a lifetime achievement award from the Industrial Fabrics Association International. He also was a community leader, involved in An international organization this sum- N.C., to strengthen the elementary school numerous nonproďŹ t organizations including mer awarded Elon more than $200,000 for students’ reading abilities. At the end of the the Boy Scouts, Alamance Arts Council, his Rattigan-Rohr to grow her local reading pro- program, children met their Elon tutors at the church and diocese, the ymca, United Way gram by partnering with universities in North Barnes & Noble store in Alamance Crossing and Salvation Army. Carolina and Oregon. to choose books to take home at no expense The grant from the Switzerland-based Oak to families. Foundation will benefit an estimated 280 “You can feel the gratitude in the e-mails Grant boosts Elon reading program children and their families in both states be- from parents,â€? Rattigan-Rohr said. “Without For two years, assistant professor of education ginning in early 2011. reading skills, our kids will continue to Jean Rattigan-Rohr has had to cobble together Future educators enrolled in Rattigan- struggle, and it’s such a good thing for all premoney from various campus and community Rohr’s class partner with elementary school service teachers to see what they must do and sources to fund a reading program she devel- children as part of their curriculum. Last what they can do when they put their minds oped in her “Teaching Struggling Readersâ€? fall, they traveled once a week to the May to helping students struggling in school.â€? course. Not anymore. Memorial Library in downtown Burlington,

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Elon, N.C. Railroad dedicate underpass

Elon earns top marks from U.S. News, Sierra Club Elon received numerous top national honors in the 2011 “America’s Best Colleges” rankings released Aug. 17 by U.S.News & World Report. The university also was named one of the nation’s “Coolest Schools” in the Sierra Club’s fourth-annual rankings of America’s greenest campuses. In the U.S.News “Focused on Their Undergrads” rankings, Elon is named the 1 university in the South and among the top 86 colleges and universities in the nation “where the faculty has an unusual commitment to undergraduate teaching.” For the fourth year in a row, Elon is ranked 2 overall among 118 Southern universities and the top North Carolina school in the category. The publication ranks Elon as the 1 Southern university and among the top 68 colleges and universities in the nation in its “Up and Comers” ranking. Elon also leads the nation in the “Focus on Success” rankings, appearing in seven of eight categories assessing programs that enrich the college experience, including internships, senior capstone experiences, the first-year experience, learning communities, study abroad and service learning. The university ranks seventh among Southern universities in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” rankings and among the top 17 schools in the South in the “A+ Schools for B Students” ranking. Elon appears in the Sierra Club’s national rankings for the second consecutive year. The university cracked the top 100 in a survey distributed to more than 900 colleges and universities nationwide, receiving its highest marks in the areas of efficiency and administration. The efficiency category measures the quality of Elon’s sustainable initiatives, and the administration category examines the school’s commitment to sustainability through strategic plans, sustainability coordinators and greenhouse gas emission audits.

“He would have loved YouTube. He would have loved the Internet. He would have done exactly what President Obama has done to master those tools of mass communication and organization because he believed in democracy with a lowercase ‘d’ …. He believed that if people were not engaged, then he had no army with which to fight.” Former Newsweek editor Jon Meacham, sharing insights about the United States’ seventh president, Andrew Jackson, during the 2010 Baird Pulitzer Prize Lecture on Sept. 27. Meacham’s book, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize.


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Dedication ceremonies were held Sept. 1 for the new pedestrian tunnel that passes under the railroad tracks on campus. The underpass provides a safe route for students, faculty and staff to walk between main campus and South Campus facilities and surrounding residential neighborhoods. The tunnel is about 12 feet wide and 45 feet long, and includes security cameras and extensive lighting. The tunnel was a joint project of the university and the North Carolina Railroad Company, which owns and manages the rail corridor through the state and operates numerous freight and passenger trains on the line each day. President Leo M. Lambert opened the dedication by ringing the historic bell that came to North Carolina in 1854 on a locomotive and later became the school bell for Graham College, the predecessor to Elon College. Lambert praised the railroad for its role in shaping higher education in the state. “There are people here today who can remember students coming to Elon for years on the train,” Lambert said. “We owe our life blood and livelihood to this railroad.”

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Former president of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf, sharing his observations at Fall Convocation Oct. 12 about the significant challenges facing his native land and the Muslim world. See excerpts from Musharraf’s address at

“The dilemma in the Muslim countries, ladies and gentlemen, is that the people are against terrorism, the Taliban and al-Qaeda, but also they dislike the United States. However, the governments have to be friendly with the United States for their own economic and political reasons. That is the dilemma – between the people’s feelings and the government’s compulsions. That is the case in Pakistan, and that is the case in many Muslim countries.”

Faculty author books on art history, breast cancer and special education Elon faculty members authored books this fall on the need for art historians to reexamine the work of certain 19th-century American impressionist painters, practical advice women can follow if they are diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer or a recurrence, and resources for parents and teachers of children with learning disabilities. In her first published book, Redefining Gender in American Impressionist Studio Paintings: Work Place/Domestic Space, associate professor of art history Kirstin Ringelberg focuses on studio paintings by two American artists whose work has been traditionally ignored because they painted scenes of domestic life in 19th-century America. Ringelberg argues that their work depicts a more complex story of the time, when women were typically portrayed as “decorative” objects. Barbara Gordon, an associate professor of English, tackles questions about breast cancer and what women should know if the disease is discovered in its later stages in Breast Cancer Recurrence and Advanced Disease: Comprehensive

Expert Guidance. Written in consultation with two oncologists and a pharmacologist, the book was inspired by Gordon’s own breast cancer journey. Questions in the book include: How do you determine the best course of treatment when cancer has returned or spread? What legal rights do you have when you learn you have cancer? And what are ways to address the envy and pity that can develop when facing a shortened life span? Linda Wilmshurst, an associate professor of psychology, co-authored the second edition of The Complete Guide to Special Education: Expert Advice on Evaluations, IEPs and Helping Kids Succeed. The book, geared toward both teachers and parents, offers expanded coverage of autism spectrum and bipolar disorders and new approaches to identifying learning disabilities in the classroom. It encourages parents to become vocal advocates for their children if they notice that traditional learning methods are not effective. The Complete Guide to Special Education marks Wilmshurst’s fifth book, including its first edition.

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EVER ELON CAMPAIGN SURPASSES $80 MILLION Ever Elon: The Campaign for the Future of Our University has reached 80 percent of the $100 million fundraising goal. As of mid-October, alumni, parents and friends had contributed $81.4 million in cash, pledges and planned gifts to the campaign, which seeks to build endowment to support students, faculty and facilities, and to secure Elon’s future. Now that Ever Elon has entered the final phase, the university looks to its supporters to help successfully complete the campaign in the next year. “It is important to celebrate the profound impact that donors at all levels have had in transforming the university during this campaign,” says Chuck Davis, campaign director. “Students are here thanks to new scholarships Alumni Field House that have been created. Our faculty are doing important research because of new endow- Hall in the Academic Village and Alumni ments that donors have established. We look Field House under construction adjacent to to all friends of Elon to make a commitment Rhodes Stadium, enrich the overall student now and to help sustain this extraordinary experience. university for the future.” Recent major gifts to the campaign will support the university’s new physician assistant (pa) master’s degree program and student scholarships.

longtime donor to the university, making generous gifts to support the Ernest A. Koury Sr. Business Center and R.N. Ellington Health & Counseling Center, among other initiatives. “The Cannon Foundation’s board of directors has confidence in Elon because of the progress it has made in recent years,” says executive director Frank Davis. “The foundation has long had an interest in health care for rural, underserved populations, and Elon has indicated this would be a focus of its pa program.” “We are grateful to The Cannon Foundation for once again partnering with Elon by investing in our vision for this important new academic program,” says Jim Piatt, vice president for university advancement.

hunt supports scholarships Believing in the power of scholarships to transform lives, Elon grandparent Ernest C. Hunt Jr. has made a second $50,000 gift to the campaign to support the E.C. Hunt Jr. Performing Arts Scholarship. Hunt, a retired mechanical engineer from Charlotte, N.C.,

the cannon foundation enhances graduate education The Cannon Foundation, of Concord, N.C., has made a $100,000 grant to support Elon’s pa program. During the campaign, donors have creThe program will address the ongoing ated more than 125 new scholarships, includ- shortage of primary health-care providers ing those to make study abroad and other in many rural and urban areas by preparing engaged learning opportunities available to skilled professionals who are ready to fill the students. New endowed professorships have gap in patient care and make a difference in enabled top faculty scholars to stay current underserved communities. pa graduates will in their fields by conducting research that provide critical diagnostic, therapeutic and expands knowledge, deepens student learn- preventative services in a cost-effective maning and brings national recognition to the ner under the supervision of a physician. university. New facilities, including Lindner The Cannon Foundation has been a

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made his initial gift last year to endow the scholarship, which will assist students in the performing arts department. Hunt’s granddaughter, Jennifer Roberts, is an Elon sophomore majoring in acting. “Jennifer loves Elon,” says her mother, Amy Roberts. “The moment we arrived on campus, we fell in love with the school. Jennifer knew Elon was where she should be.” Roberts says her father earned a college degree thanks to the G.I. Bill and understands the importance of scholarships in making quality education available to deserving students. “Education has always been important to my father,” Roberts says. “Because we have been so impressed with Elon, we wanted to help make this incredible experience available to other students who otherwise wouldn’t be able to come to Elon. We think it’s important to grow the endowment for scholarships.” “This is going to be the best thing we can Roberts and her husband, Bill, are mem- do to support the African-American students bers of Elon’s Parents Council. of today,” says Priscilla Awkard ’95, a member of the Black Alumni Network. Awkard has helped lead the fundraising effort for the donors endow black scholarship along with network members alumni scholarship Darryl Smith ’86 and Kelli Palmer ’98, who Gifts from alumni, friends and students is president of the Elon Alumni Board. have endowed the Black Alumni Scholarship, The Black Alumni Network, formerly the which will assist African-American students African-American Alumni Group, will conwith demonstrated financial need and aca- tinue raising funds for the scholarship, which demic merit. will be awarded beginning in fall 2011. Members of Elon’s Black Alumni Network began raising money for the scholarship in 2007 to help make an Elon education possible president lambert delivers for deserving students. To date, 220 alumni special video messages and other donors have contributed about In an effort to increase alumni participation $82,000 to the scholarship. in annual giving, President Leo M. Lambert

this year is sending a series of special video messages to graduates. Alumni were sent the first video Sept. 1 and a second video in early November. Each video is shared via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter and E-Net, the university’s news and information website. In the videos, Lambert discusses the valuable role that alumni play in the university’s future and encourages graduates to make annual gifts to support the things that made their Elon experiences special. Last year, 16 percent of alumni made gifts to Elon; many of Elon’s peer institutions have alumni giving rates of 25 percent or higher. After viewing the first video and making their gifts online, many alumni shared their reasons for supporting their alma mater. “I give to Elon so that each student can have the same amazing opportunities that I was given,” says Lauren Nichols ’09. “Thank you Elon faculty and staff !”

donors make planned d gif gifts Order of the Oak, the university’s ty’s planned plan ed gift legacy society, welcomes new ew members membe ber ers Patricia G. Gabriel, of Greensboro, ro, N.C., an and nd d Martha Smith Trout, of Burlington, ington, N.C. N Gabriel, an Elon parent and grandparent, ndparent, nt, has made a planned gift to supportt thee university’s Campus Conservancy Endowment ow wment to help sustain Elon’s outstanding facilities ilities and beautiful campus. Trout, a retired Elon facculty member, has created an endowed wed fund d to support faculty development (see full stor story on page 40). Priscilla Awkard ’95

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Khirey Walker’s reach goes beyond the gridiron

It’s not every day you meet a college football of guys, what you see is what you get. With player whose future plans include establish- Khirey, you get that and a lot more.” ing an afterschool program for at-risk kids, or Walker, a business administration major, who says the most effective recruiting pitch he enjoyed a breakout season on the field in 2009, heard from a university came from the dean of playing in all of Elon’s regular-season games the business school. But Khirey Walker, a red- and the first-round fcs playoff game against shirt junior defensive tackle for the Phoenix, Richmond. He tallied 20 tackles and 3.5 sacks isn’t your typical student-athlete. on the year. He enjoyed similar success off the field, serving on Elon’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee (saac) and assuming leadership of Phoenix Field Day. Planning and carrying out the event held special meaning for Walker, who recalls a memorable interaction with a shy boy who attended Phoenix Field Day his freshman year. “I remember taking him to the dining hall and telling him he could choose whatever he wanted. He grabbed a bottle of SmartWater, because he really believed that with the SmartWater, he’d gain some knowledge. I just Walker can be found in an elementary played along with it. After that, he was laughschool classroom reading to young students ing and smiling, he was so excited,” Walker nearly as often as he can be found on the says. “I love seeing smiles on kids’ faces.” practice field. He’s as likely seen playing fourLast May, Walker led more than two square with kids at the Boys & Girls Club of dozen children from the Burlington Housing Burlington, N.C., as he is pursuing opposing Authority and nearly 100 student-athlete quarterbacks in Rhodes Stadium. volunteers in games of Duck-Duck-Goose, “My mom always told me, ‘you’ve been given Tug-of-War and more at Phoenix Field Day. so much, a family that supports and loves you, Several local reporters covered the event and and you’re in a position where you can help kids who may not have that,’” says Walker, a native of Kempsville, Va., near Virginia Beach. Walker, at right, with children at “I really want to make a difference.” a local elementary school In August, the American Football Coaches Association and Allstate Insurance Company recognized Walker’s efforts, naming him a finalist for the 2010 Good Works Team. The distinction honors college football players who stand out for the positive influence they have in their communities. “Anytime you want to change the culture of a program, Khirey is exactly the kind of player you want to bring in,” says Elon head football coach Pete Lembo, who notes that Walker was a key part of the 2006 recruiting class that included quarterback Scott Riddle and receivers Sean Jeffcoat and Lance Camp, all keys to Elon’s recent success. “With a lot 10

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profiled Walker’s enthusiastic leadership. Walker deflected the praise, saying the event’s success is representative of Elon student-athletes’ desire to be more visible in Alamance County. “It’s easy to be an athlete and not get involved – you go to class, play your game and that’s it. But the more we go out in the community, work at Loaves & Fishes and visit the Boys & Girls Club, the more we see support in the stands,” he says. “When you go into Rhodes Stadium and see someone you met in Wal-Mart, whose hand you shook and who you invited to the game while wearing your Elon football T-shirt, it’s an amazing feeling. When they know we’re out there trying to make a difference, they come here to support us.” Walker says news of his consideration for the Good Works Team – whose alumni include nfl quarterbacks Tim Tebow, Colt McCoy and Peyton Manning – came as a bit of a shock. But as he begins his term as the newly elected president of saac, he hopes the nomination offers his fellow student-athletes motivation to continue reaching out in the community. “I don’t volunteer to be recognized, but to be put in a category with other people who have done great things in their communities is really awesome,” he says. “I hope people can see what I’ve done and know that they can do it, too.”

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On the trail BY EMILY MILLER ’11

Sophomore Emily Tryon is enjoying a successful season with Elon cross country this fall while balancing a biochemistry major and a passion for art. An aspiring veterinarian, Tryon recently spoke with Elon athletics about her experiences on and off the cross country trail. q: What is your favorite thing about cross country? tryon: That sensational feeling that comes with finishing an awesome

race. You’re completely exhausted and have temporarily lost all of your fine motor skills, but it’s the best feeling in the world. Also, on race day all foods magically contain zero calories. That’s good, too. q: How has being on Elon’s cross country team impacted your life? tryon: Coach (Christine) Engel’s training is difficult and in my first

year, I really struggled. I didn’t even come close to my times that I had in high school, but I stuck with it and I’m having a great season so far this year. What I am learning from the experience is to hang in there when things get tough, because if I just work hard enough, eventually, it will pay off. This lesson is probably what is helping me stick with a science major.

crashing the party » Elon goalkeeper Clint Irwin embraces Gabe Latigue, center, aer Latigue’s double-overtime goal sealed a 1–0 victory Oct. 2 over Southern Conference rival unc-Greensboro. The dramatic result came during a thrilling week for the Phoenix men’s soccer team, which also earned a 1–1 tie against Big East power West Virginia. A week earlier, the Phoenix recorded a 1–1 tie against Duke, at the time ranked ninth in the nation, marking Elon’s first result in nine matches against the Blue Devils.

q: Why did you decide to study biochemistry at Elon? tryon: I really liked chemistry in high school. I’ve always wanted to

be a veterinarian. When I told my adviser at Elon that I wanted to be a vet, he suggested biochemistry as the best major to prepare myself for veterinarian school. q: You participated in the Elon in L.A. program last summer. What was the biggest thing you learned from your time out there? tryon: I am really into art and always wanted to try acting, so the pro-

gram had everything I wanted. It made me realize that there are other things out there that I could do other than just go to veterinary school if I wanted to. I worked in an art gallery, which I absolutely loved, but quickly found out that art is not the career for me. Los Angeles made me more confident in my goal to become a vet. q: You’ve got a lot of diverse interests. How do you balance it all? tryon: I have to tell myself if anyone can do it, I can. It is a lot easier

to get through things when you are positive. I also repeat “Dr. Emily Tryon” to myself in my head. It helps to look toward my goal.

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lon men’s basketball kicked off its 2010–11 season on Nov. 12 against South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., but the tilt against the Gamecocks was just the beginning of an exciting and challenging nonconference schedule for the Phoenix and second-year coach Ma Matheny. The slate provides several opportunities for alumni, parents and fans to support the Phoenix. The Phoenix hosts acc foes Wake Forest (Nov. 20) and N.C. State (Jan. 5) at the Greensboro Coliseum, the home of the 2011 acc tournament. On the road, Elon takes on Maryland (Nov. 26), defending national champion Duke (Dec. 20), Navy (Dec. 22) and Columbia (Jan. 2). Tickets: For Elon’s games against Wake Forest and N.C. State, visit For Elon’s road games against Duke, Maryland, Navy and Columbia, contact the athletics ticket offices of each opponent.

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here was a time at the turn of the th century when the future of Elon College was uncertain. Still a young institution, Elon was starting to develop a reputation for good work, but a national financial crisis threatened its survival. Buried in debt and with creditors pounding at its doors, the college looked for a leader who had the fortitude to weather the storm and the vision to set a course for a brighter future.

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Hoping for a miracle, the Elon board of trustees turned to William Wesley Staley, a Christian Church minister and farmer who had supported the college since its beginning. When Staley accepted a temporary appointment as president in June 1894, he did so reluctantly but believed it was his Christian duty to tend to the needs of the school. He made this very clear in letters he wrote at the time to friends and Elon College donors. Elon’s archives and special collections, which house the Staley letters, recently completed a project to transcribe the letters and store them digitally. The completed project, now accessible online, offers a rare view of Staley’s 11-year tenure, which spanned one of the darkest times in the school’s history. “Significant historical value can be gleaned from these letters,” says Katie Nash, Elon’s archivist and special collections librarian. “They were clearly falling apart and getting more and more fragile as time went on.” Nash says such papers are important for the university to preserve because they provide a record of all the decisions made and a glimpse into the college’s inner-workings during Staley’s presidency. Sometimes, she says, archivists are torn between saving the content of original documents and saving the actual, tangible object. In the end, Nash says, the archives preserved both. Miriam M. Pace, a volunteer who has worked in the Elon archives for 12 years, started transcribing the letters, which number in the hundreds, in 2009 and finished earlier this year. In all, she typed 1,373 pages. At first, Pace says, she struggled to understand Staley’s handwriting and shorthand. Soon, however, the strokes became very familiar to Pace, 80, who taught high school history for 13 years, worked for the Alabama state and regional libraries for nine and at the Library of Congress for 15 more before retiring and coming to North Carolina. She believes the letters are copies that Staley himself wrote to keep a record of his correspondence during his years as president. The letters, written on onion skin paper and leatherbound in four volumes, tell the story of a different time in the university’s history, one plagued by debts and uncertainty. In them, Pace says, one not only learns of a somewhat forgotten chapter in the history of the college but also discovers the essence of the man holding the pen, a man who oversaw plans that brought the college out of debt for the first time in its history and paved the way for much-needed improvements to the campus. “I hated to see it come to an end,” Pace said of transcribing the letters. “I felt like I’d lost a friend.” Born in Alamance County, Staley studied under former Elon College President William S. Long at Graham High School, later Graham Normal College, Elon’s institutional predecessor. When Long resigned as Elon College president, Staley agreed to serve as the college’s non-resident president in 1894, without accepting a salary or an expense account. Staley continued living in Suffolk, Va., where he was a

farmer and a pastor, but made frequent trips by train to Elon. At first, Staley declined serving as president, saying his calling was in the pulpit, not as the chief administrator of a college. He accepted the job under the condition that his role was for an interim period only and that he did not get paid for his services. “I was under conviction that my life-work was to preach the gospel and would not consent to devote any time to College work,” he wrote in a Nov. 9, 1894, letter. “But they finally got my consent to manage finances and take general oversight of the institution.” As Staley began his tenure, the country was going through a recession, not unlike the financial crises of recent years. Unemployment soared and several financial institutions closed nationwide. If that wasn’t enough, many North Carolina crops suffered tremendous losses because of floods. At the college, this translated into low tuition collections. Many students had no choice but to withdraw while others worked at the school in exchange for tuition. Many faculty members worked with the promise of a paycheck when things got better. Staley expressed his early frustrations with the college’s financial situation in a letter dated Nov. 29, 1894: “I am in this service under stern protest and would be out if there was any way of escape…. But I am trying to do my duty the best I know how.” The “duty” he alluded to was the school’s nearly $20,000 debt. And though Staley felt his title was “more nominal than real,” the results suggest otherwise. “He was an excellent wheel-and-dealer,” Pace says. She points out letters in which he asked creditors for “the least cash” that would satisfy a debt or offered bonds as payment instead of cash. Though he had limited income from his work with the church, Staley made sure to give the school money when it needed it most and persuaded many others to do the same, Pace says. He even wrote to tycoon John D. Rockefeller to ask for money, though to no avail. To Pace, the fact that he even made the effort shows Staley’s determination to look after the well-being of the college. Staley’s achievements went beyond paying Elon’s debts. Under his leadership, the college made substantial improvements to ensure “a good dormitory for girls.” Until that point, female students had to board in private homes. Staley was also the first to suggest students wear caps and gowns during Commencement.

William Staley’s letters number in the hundreds; Pace says she typed more than 1,300 pages.

Despite the school’s fragile financial situation, Staley never stopped dispensing charity. In some of his letters, he encouraged prospective students to attend the college even when they didn’t have the money to immediately pay their tuition. “Do not allow that to hinder you in coming to Elon College. If you can not pay cash for tuition, the college will take your note and make it easy for you to meet it,” he wrote to one prospective student. “We shall be very glad to have you come and we will do all we can to make it so you can get an education.” Pace believes Staley’s humble beginnings and personal struggles likely prepared him for his time at Elon. The 1922 edition of the Phi Psi Cli yearbook, which the senior class of Elon College dedicated to Staley, states that Staley worked his way through Graham High School, Trinity College (now Duke University) and the University of Virginia by doing a variety of jobs. He split wood and worked in gardens, acted as a manservant in private homes and janitor in public buildings, “rising from college janitor to college president and filling both offices with a rare fidelity and whole-heartedness of service.” Having achieved the mission he was entrusted with at Elon, Staley retired from the presidency in 1905 to return his entire attention to the church. But Staley’s involvement with the college didn’t end completely. In fact, his commitment to the college was such, attending a meeting of the Elon board of trustees “was the last thing that he did before his death” on

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Oct. 9, 1932, according to an undated account published in The Christian Annual, a publication of the Eastern Virginia Conference of the Christian Church. “He was a remarkable man,” Pace says, and she suggests Staley deserves to have a statue erected in his honor on campus. She also says she gets chills thinking about Staley and his legacy at the school. “He’s the one who made Elon a viable institution. … He pulled this college to its feet through the bad times,” she says, adding current Elon decision-makers can learn from Staley and the lessons he left in his letters. Nash agrees. “Letters are always fascinating because they help you see all the ‘what if’ questions because everything was written down and documented,” she says. “It helps one appreciate and understand that even the smallest sacrifices and decisions at a certain point in time can turn out to be a bigger deal and more important years later.” Pace says it’s comforting for her to know that Staley got to see a well-established Elon College before he died. “He saw his legacy fulfilled, thank goodness,” she says. “I’m glad he did.”

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n July, Joshua Voss ’01 joined a group of marine scientists aboard the Research Vessel Seward Johnson in the Gulf of Mexico. Their expedition, part of a large, ongoing project for Voss and his colleagues, focused on documenting the condition of ecosystems along the West Florida Shelf. But this particular trip included an additional objective: to investigate the potential impacts of the spring’s massive Deepwater Horizon oil spill on fragile marine environments. In early August, nbc covered the crew’s work in segments appearing in a number of the network’s platforms, including its “Today” and “Dateline” news shows, and on The Weather Channel and msnbc. As a co-principal investigator on the project, Voss appeared in the segments. The ocean has played a starring role in Voss’s life story for about as long as he can remember. He recalls growing up on the beaches of the Sunshine State, not far from his family’s home in Orlando, Fla. Now an assistant research professor at Florida Atlantic University, Voss studies, writes and teaches about the wonders of the marine world every day. His career in marine science took off at Elon, where he majored in biology and minored in philosophy, chemistry and sociology. He continued his studies at Florida International University, where he completed his doctorate in biological science in 2006 and served for a year on the marine science faculty at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla. In 2007, he was invited to help develop a new program at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (hboi), which is associated with Florida Atlantic University. The Robertson Coral Reef Research and Conservation Program is based in Fort Pierce on the southeast Florida coast. An accomplished scholar and frequent presenter at international conferences, Voss focuses his research on the ecology and health of coral reefs, which play an important part in protecting the Florida coastline and provide a critical habitat for commercially important fish. Corals also may offer valuable clues about the presence of microscopic oil droplets near the Florida coast today, as well as information about the potential long-term effects of the oil spill on ecosystems in the Gulf.

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Voss spoke with The Magazine of Elon about his work aboard the Seward Johnson and his thoughts about the legacy of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

In the project you were working on this summer, what were you looking for, and what was your role?

How long were you aboard the Seward Johnson and what was life like for those at sea? For this expedition, the ship was out for a month. Every seven days or so, we’d head back to port to re-provision and switch out some of our staff. The first day or so of each leg is a lile crazy with new people and new dynamics, but by the second or third day, we all fall into our routines and become an efficient, coordinated group. I certainly have few typical days during research cruises, that’s for sure. When we’re out on expeditions, we’re oen working from 14 to 16 hours per day. There are flurries of activity at the beginning and end of dives, and during sample processing. There are about 20 scientists and support staff on board, and a crew of anywhere from 10 to 14 to run the ship. In addition to that, there’s

Why is there such concern about the spread of the “oil plume” under the surface of the Gulf? When the event first started in April, everyone was focused on geing the oil capped. As media aention turned to the ecological impacts, the focus was usually on the dramatic and emotionally engaging aspects. You see an oiled bird or a dolphin that’s washed up on the beach that’s died because of an oil spill; that’s what you see from the media first. But it is just the beginning in terms of understanding the overall impact of the spill. Our real concern was not just the oil plumes that were present near the wellhead, but the large quantities of dispersed oil present in the water column. At this point, the scientific community has limited information about where all that oil has gone and what the impacts will be on benthic organisms (that live in the lowest depths of the ocean) and midwater organisms. We are concerned that potential losses of these organisms will affect the biodiversity of these ecological communities and ecosystem services these areas provide, such as commercial and recreational fisheries.

What did your team find?

at potential changes to the area we studied. I’m also involved in a study at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, in the northwest Gulf of Mexico, where surveys and sampling will provide similar baseline data to detect potential oil impacts.

Now that the Deepwater Horizon well has been capped for some time, what do you think the long-term ramifications of the spill will be on the Gulf? It’s difficult and probably too early to make accurate long-term predictions. I don’t think the scientific community yet has a handle on the extent of the problem, the range and concentration of the oil and dispersants. We’ll probably see impacts for a decade or more, but hopefully, these ecosystems will bounce back. Most marine ecosystems have amazing resilience. In some cases, researchers have documented corals bouncing back from hurricanes, tsunamis, outbreaks of disease, etc. We need to give these ecosystems the best possible chance to recover by enforcing management practices that reduce our human impact in these areas. Sustainable fishing practices, reducing harmful nutrient-rich runoff and sewage drainage, establishing marine protected areas and addressing global warming are all critical factors we must take into consideration to develop and effective strategy for the Gulf or any other U.S. bodies of water.

I was relieved that we did not see any obvious visual signs of oil in the areas along the West Florida Shelf. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not there – we took many hundreds of coral, sponge, sediment and water samples that we will use for a lot of different projects. We’ll be looking at ecological activity and coral health, and investigating the samples for impacts of oil or the presence of oil in the tissues. These will take many months to analyze. When that’s complete, we will have a more accurate picture of the level of oil in these areas of the Gulf.

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The Florida Shelf Edge Exploration, or flosee for short, was part of a large, ongoing project to map and characterize deepwater coral reefs in U.S. waters. A second major goal of flosee was to assess the condition of the reefs, how they had been impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and to use the condition as a baseline for future research and monitoring. We launched submarine and scuba operations from Fort Pierce, on the southeast Florida coast, through the Keys and out to the Dry Tortugas, then headed north along the West Florida Shelf to about 50 miles south of Panama City. I’m one of the co-principal investigators on the project, which is funded through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Cooperative Institute for Oceanographic Exploration, Research and Technology, headquartered at Harbor Branch. In addition to planning and coordinating before the expedition, my responsibilities onboard were leading some of the submarine dives for collections, leading scuba operations in shallower habitats, and processing coral, sponge and other invertebrate samples aboard the ship.

usually four to six members of the submersible team onboard. It’s close quarters, without a doubt, but they’re great people to work with.

How do you expect your research this summer to be interpreted or used in the months to come? flosee established much-needed baseline data for deepwater habitats so we can monitor and document potential impacts from the spill over time. Ultimately, the National Resource Damage Assessment group can use that data to document impacts from the spill and seek reparations from the offending party. The cooperative institute will hopefully head back next year to many of the sites we visited on this year’s cruise to do a follow-up and look

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David Levine navigates the ever-changing world of Internet law

UNCHARTED TERRITORY ust inside the door of professor David Levine’s office at Elon University School of Law sits an antique. A boxy computer monitor overlooks a similarly clunky-looking keyboard and an old-fashioned joystick that looks as if it might have come off the Red Baron’s triplane. “That’s a functioning Commodore  gaming system,” Levine says. “It was my computer growing up. Early to mid-s.” He picks up a floppy disk, a thin, square precursor to the cd-rom. “I still have some good games,” he says. “Boulder Dash, Summer Games. Most of them still work.” The game system – so solid and sturdy, so tangible – stands in contrast to the complex, ever-shifting and almost ethereal areas



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of Levine’s primary teaching and research: Internet law and intellectual property law. “Internet law is so much fun to deal with in the classroom,” Levine says. “There aren’t many other areas that give you so many opportunities to discuss issues in the law that courts have yet to grapple with. There aren’t many precedents, because it’s all changing so fast.” His areas of study have not only guided Levine’s work at Elon Law but also have made him one of the few faculty members with his own radio show and podcast. His show, “Hearsay Culture,” which airs on kzsu-fm from Stanford University and is available online, features interviews with a wide range of guests discussing various aspects of technology and intellectual property law. “[It’s an] excellent show that is part of this


new communications environment, in which people can be offered a way to reflect rather than react,” says Manuel Castells, University Professor and Wallis Annenberg Chair in Communication Technology and Society at the University of Southern California, a guest on a recent show. Internet law, which Levine teaches, and intellectual property law, his main area of research, both deal with regulating the ownership and use of intangibles – words, ideas and information. Many of the legal concepts governing those issues are well-established – copyright, free speech, trade secrecy and other principles. But the Internet is such a new and rapidly evolving beast that it has, in many cases, outstripped existing laws. “The best thing about the Internet is its

ability to allow easy access to information,” Levine says. “What are the best ways to manage that sharing of information? The question I lead off with, and I ask repeatedly as I teach, is whether existing law is adequate to address these issues, or do we need new law for that purpose?” Th at question lies at the heart of much of Levine’s research. Levine explores a complicated avenue of intellectual property law known as trade secrecy. Trade secrecy law, in general, protects a company’s ability to keep confidential information of economic value; a recipe or manufacturing technique, for example. Companies often have a legitimate interest in keeping such information from falling into the hands of competitors. But what happens, Levine says, when a private company engages in activities of public concern? Are there situations in which trade secrecy should give way to the public’s right to know? Levine points to a recent example: the bp oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. bp used a chemical dispersant to dissipate some of the oil. Chemicals in sea water near fishing grounds and beaches are a serious public concern. “Should the public be allowed to know the composition of that dispersant?” he asks. “bp says no, it’s a trade secret. The federal government can say, ‘You have to give us that trade secret, and we’ll keep it confidential.’ But do we trust a regulatory agency to always act in the public interest? We’ve seen many cases where it has not.” Levine argues that trade secrecy law is a poor tool with which to regulate such situations. More recently, he has extended his research into cases in which the government itself uses trade secrecy law to keep information from the public. “My ultimate interest in trade secrecy is the ability to regulate information,” Levine says. “The parameters of that regulation fascinate me. I’ve dedicated my career thus far to examining these issues.” People have noticed. Stanford law professor Mark Lemley calls Levine’s research both interesting and important, saying, “David is right to worry both about the government as holder of secrets and about their willingness to rely on private parties that keep secrets from them.” Jacqueline Lipton, professor of law at Case Western Reserve University, says Levine’s work on trade secrecy has been “highly insightful

“Internet law is so much fun to deal with in the classroom. There aren’t many other areas that give you so many opportunities to discuss issues in the law that courts have yet to grapple with.” david levine

and will certainly have a great impact on scholars and practitioners alike.” And Jennifer Granick, civil liberties director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, says, “His work illuminates the proper balance between intellectual property protection and government accountability.” Levine’s career has roots in his childhood in Ossining, N.Y., where his parents worked in that antiquated pre-Internet communications field, books. His father was in the book manufacturing and printing business and his mother was an artist who designed book jackets. Levine was always a voracious newspaper reader. “I loved knowing what was going on in the world,” he says. That led to an interest in government, and he worked for a time as an aide to an assemblywoman in the New York state legislature. “I saw the lawmaking process in all of its glory and failure,” he says. “I decided that if I wanted to learn about government operations and where the law intersects those, I needed a law degree.” He earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell and got his law degree at Case Western Reserve University. He practiced law for seven years for two fi rms in Manhattan and the New York City Law Department, then served as a resident fellow at Stanford University Law School’s Center for Internet and Society, where he remains affiliated as a nonresident fellow. As a practicing lawyer, David discovered that he enjoyed intellectual property law as well as teaching and mentoring. “I jumped on every opportunity I had to work with junior associates or paralegals and help them do what they wanted to do better,” he says. “That was very rewarding. I also learned the craft of lawyering, which I try to impart to my students.” For Craig Turner l’, now a clerk for Judge Ben Tennille at the North Carolina Business Court, Levine’s instruction and experience proved invaluable. “In just the first six weeks on the job, I have already used the information I learned in Professor Levine’s Internet Law and Intellectual Property courses,” Turner says. “At

the Business Court, I’ve dealt with issues concerning trade secrets, trademarks and patents, all of which we covered in class. I’m certainly glad I took Professor Levine’s courses.” Says Levine, “Elon is a unique place for someone like me. The school has built its reputation on being very strong and dynamic in education, and it also has a substantial focus on open government. For me, that’s a great mix.” He adds that Greensboro is a great place to raise his young family, which includes his wife, Heidi, and their sons, Noah, , and Benjamin, . Levine records “Hearsay Culture” from his basement, which he calls “the East Coast studios of kzsu.” Each episode first airs as a traditional radio show on Wednesdays at  p.m. pst. Later, it airs as a podcast. Levine got his start in radio when he was a student at Ossining High School. The school had its own fcc-licensed radio station, woss – “The antenna was on the school roof; pigeons occasionally knocked us off the air,” he recalls – where Levine went from reading the news to station manager. When he became a fellow at Stanford Law School, he floated an idea for an interview show about Internet law issues to the program director of kzsu. Somewhat to his surprise, the program director liked the idea, and the first episode of “Hearsay Culture” aired in May . Levine interviews lawyers, professors, authors and others, discussing various Internet and intellectual property issues. “The broad goal is to educate,” he says. “It’s part of my role as an educator, to bring ideas to people who might not otherwise have access to these issues. I’m always excited when people stumble onto the show and enjoy it.” Like much of what he deals with, the show represents an intersection between an older technology – radio – and a new one, such as the podcast. Kind of like that Commodore  sitting just inside his office door. “I have an open door policy regarding the ,” Levine says. “Anybody who wants to come by my office and play a little Boulder Dash is always welcome. I’ll gladly shovel some coal into it and fire it up.” the magazine of elon


How the system functions during summer Units housed inside building: not to scale

buffer water tank

thermal exchange device

Keeps water used for cooling at a constant temperature

Transfers heat from inside the building to water in the ground loop

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tudents may never actually see the final product of one of Elon’s most substantial recent construction projects – but if they

workers will lay soil over the field and plant grass to create a commons area. It’s hard to say exactly how much money Elon

live in the Colonnades residence halls next fall, they certainly will feel it. This summer, Elon began installing a geothermal field behind the Koury Business Center to provide an environmentally sustainable way to heat and cool five halls, three of which are under construction and set to open next summer. What does a geothermal field do? In short, it uses a system to take the energy out of warm air for deposit underground, keeping buildings cool in the summer. In the winter, it pulls the energy

will save in energy costs when the geothermal field is fully operational by next fall. Much of that depends on the fluctuating cost of electricity and natural gas, not to mention the weather itself. But when you talk to Neil Bromilow, Elon’s director of planning, design and construction management, or Elaine Durr, the university’s sustainability coordinator, they’ll both give the same answer: It doesn’t maer. The opportunity to show Elon’s commitment to the Earth by lowering its carbon footprint trumped discussions

from rock and clay hundreds of feet below the bricks of campus to heat buildings through the same transfer system. It took three large rigs about a full day to drill each of the 112 boreholes. The holes are connected in groups of seven, with each group converging at a common manifold for distribution to the halls. Aer substantial construction to Colonnades C, D and E buildings is complete,

of lowering annual utility bills, though the laer is certainly a plus. “This system is one of several steps the university is taking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” Durr says. So by the time students return for the fall semester, no sign of the system will be visible as they make use of a green lawn surrounded by some of the earth-friendliest residence halls in North Carolina.


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fast facts: System to serve Colonnades residence halls (A,B,C,D,E) 112 boreholes drilled 440 feet into the ground Once drilled, each hole is filled with a closed loop of high-density plastic pipe At no point is water added to or removed from the ground Three machines used to drill holes; each hole took about one day to drill

pump house Circulates water in the ground loop

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he official name for Elon’s residence complex on Williamson Avenue is “The Oaks.” But senior Sarah Talbo refers to her Oaks apartment as “the locker room,” shorthand for the suite she shares with three other students, including two student-athletes.

While many of Talbo’s best friends le campus housing aer their sophomore years, Talbott says she never considered moving off-campus. “I feel more connected to campus life both socially and academically, I see my friends all the time and I’m with professors a lot, too,” Talbo says. “I use the special lab for English majors in Alamance (Building) several hours a week, and I can just hop on my bike and ride over there to use the soware and color printers.” Talbo especially likes the apartment-style

a transformation of the residential campus experience, approving a 10-year, $100 million initiative that is among the major goals of the university’s strategic plan, the Elon Commitment. Seven new residence halls, five Greek houses and numerous smaller houses and townhouses are planned, creating about 1,600 living spaces. The percentage of students who live on campus is projected to increase from the current 58 percent to 75 percent by 2020, bolstered by a large increase in the numbers of juniors and seniors.

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building enduring links between academic studies and residential life, and in convincing juniors and seniors to remain in campus housing. Students and faculty tend to see boundaries between the classroom and the typical college residence life experience. Despite the challenge, commiee members believe that Elon’s outstanding engaged learning programs perfectly position the university to take the national lead in creating a rich and innovative residential campus experience. “This is not a plan about bricks and mortar – about adding residence halls,” says Jeff Stein, co-chair of the commiee and special assistant to the president. “This is a plan to transform the entire campus culture, to enhance our intellectual community and connect housing more directly to Elon’s mission and values.” Understanding college as a 24-hour learning experience, the commiee designed a holistic housing approach that involves faculty in residence halls, builds links to academic courses

design of The Oaks, which suits the needs of older students. “Juniors and seniors are in a different world than freshmen and sophomores,” Talbo says. “It’s kind of like kids and grownups. We’re doing internships, we’re in real-life situations.” Providing campus housing for students like Talbo has been a challenge for the university for years. With only 2,881 beds in residence halls and students required to live on campus their fi rst two years, there simply isn’t enough space to house the growing number of juniors

The scale of the building project is unprecedented in Elon’s history. But a special residential campus commiee that created the vision for the plan was much more focused on the student living-learning experience than the large number of rooms being added. These 20 students, faculty and staff envision a groundbreaking approach to campus living, a four-year path-

The building blocks of the plan are seven distinct areas of campus called “neighborhoods,” where residents will create living-learning communities (see the neighborhoods in the map on pages 22–23). The goal is to assist students as

and seniors who would prefer to stay in university-run housing. Many older students want to stay fully engaged with Elon, but the university politely asks most of them to look elsewhere to live. Understanding the urgency of the problem, trustees seized the opportunity to plan

way that meets the needs of students at each stage of their intellectual and social development. They studied extensive literature on the best residential campuses in the country and visited a dozen universities. There are many examples of colleges and universities that have had limited success in

they develop identity, relationships, competence and purpose. As the showcase for the neighborhood concept, the new Global Neighborhood, an impressive new complex next to Lake Mary Nell, will replace Harper Center (Staley and Moffi halls and Harden Dining Hall), which


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hall. When Phase I opens in December 2012, construction will start on Phase ii, with completion projected for August 2014.

a full four-year experience One major advantage of the residential campus initiative is the mentoring role that upperclass students will provide as they increase their numbers in campus housing. “We want to connect the seniors and juniors with freshmen and sophomores,” says committee member Kevin O’Mara, professor of business. “They may be involved in courses with younger students or even team-teaching with faculty members. As role models, they’ll demonstrate what it means to be an Elon student, help build the culture of Elon and create a serious intellectual climate of inquiry and dialogue.” Juniors and seniors who live on campus are also likely to remain involved in events and activities, and use the university’s extensive library, technology and lab resources. Research over the past 40 years has found that a strong and extensive residential experience helps students perform beer academically, have higher graduation rates and stay closer to their alma mater as alumni. opened in 1968, and Story Center (Maynard, Colclough and Chandler halls), which opened in 1982. The Global Neighborhood will be a magnet destination for the entire campus community, integrating living spaces with a new dining hall and a variety of flexible facilities for special gatherings, activities and events. In keeping with the Elon Commitment focus on global engagement, this neighborhood will be the home of Elon’s language-learning communities, include housing for international students and visiting international scholarsin-residence, and feature an international café and a theatre for international fi lm festivals and a variety of global-themed conferences and workshops. The Isabella Cannon International Centre will be relocated from Carlton Building to the

new Global Neighborhood, a natural tie-in for students as they plan their study abroad experiences. Several faculty who teach Global Experience courses as part of Elon’s general studies curriculum will have offices in this area. The design will be energetic and inviting, taking advantage of the beautiful se ing next to Lake Mary Nell. “We envision an outdoor plaza and reflection spaces with wonderful views of the lake,” Stein says. “There will be recreation areas, grills, benches, wide sidewalks and internationalthemed banners. The buildings will include lots of windows and lights, providing an inviting late-night gathering place.” Construction is expected to begin next summer on Phase I of the Global Neighborhood, including two residence halls and a dining

It’s also hoped that the residential campus plan will raise the intellectual climate and enhance Elon’s strong sense of community. Those are high expectations but worthy goals as the university looks a decade ahead. “For this to be successful, we must not think of this as a residential life project,” says Connie Book, associate provost for academic affairs and a member of the planning committee. “This is a community project. It is going to take the commitment of student life and academic life, support staff, and even parents and alumni to really make this happen. I hope that by 2020 we’ll be able to say that we’ve achieved a remarkable goal – a fully integrated, holistic experience for the four years that a student is at Elon.” Bonnie Efird ’11 contributed to this story.

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s part of Elon’s developing residential campus concept, three neighborhoods will place special emphasis on the needs of fi rst-year students as they join the university. These include the historic residence halls at the center of campus, the new Colonnades residence halls near the Koury Business Center and the Global Neighborhood, a dramatic new complex on the north end of campus next to Lake Mary Nell. Sophomores will find specialized support in the Danieley Center neighborhood as they choose their academic majors, become

engaged in the Elon Experiences and become active organization members. The six-building Oaks neighborhood, apartment-style housing completed in 2007, is designed to meet the needs of juniors. They are deeply involved in their academic work, oen study abroad or work at internships, and seek private rooms, quiet study spaces and more independent living arrangements. A new neighborhood designed for seniors will be based on successful models at other universities. About 300 seniors will live in upscale townhomes and will fi nd mentoring

support as they complete capstone courses and research, preparing for graduate school and their careers. Also currently under construction are five new houses in Loy Center, meeting the pressing need for more facilities to support fraternities and sororities. Architectural design features will be essential to the success of each of these neighborhoods. Through new construction and renovation, Elon will create inviting indoor and outdoor gathering spaces that foster frequent and easy interaction and collaboration.

global neighborhood (formerly north area) residence halls Construct two residence halls and a dining hall to replace Maynard, Colclough and Chandler (opening December 2012); and two residence halls to replace Staley and Moffi (opening August 2014) housing for 70 percent fi rst-year students, 20 percent sophomores, 10 percent juniors/seniors highlights International theme and the new home for the Isabella Cannon International Centre, international student housing and several language-learning communities Situated to take advantage of Lake Mary Nell, with outdoor gathering spaces and grass commons New dining hall, international café with latenight hours, theatre and meeting spaces Faculty-in-residence and faculty affi liates assigned to each building Global studies courses linked to students living in this neighborhood

the oaks residence halls Six existing apartment buildings housing for Juniors and limited number of sophomores highlights Faculty-in-residence with an emphasis on guiding students to prepare for graduate school and careers Satellite offices for student services, such as Career Services Improved sound insulation between apartments

senior class housing residence halls Construct several two-story apartment buildings in a community setting; construction timeline not yet determined housing for Seniors, some juniors highlights Independent close-to-campus housing option for about 300 seniors, with full kitchens, living rooms and laundry facilities Upscale townhome design with 2–4 students in single bedrooms in each apartment Commons building Outdoor recreation area and plaza


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loy center residence halls Construct five additional Greek Life houses; opening fall 2011 housing for Fraternity and sorority members highlights Four new houses for 10 –13 residents each One new house split into two half-houses for smaller Greek organizations

residence halls Construct Colonnades C, D and E buildings to join the existing Colonnades A and B buildings; opening fall 2011 housing for 50 percent first-year students, 30 percent sophomores, 20 percent juniors/seniors highlights Three new residence halls (C, D, E) housing 93 students each Large lobbies and lounges, classroom/seminar rooms, student organization learning labs, study rooms and kitchens Faculty-in-residence and faculty affi liates assigned to each new building Learning communities, including health and wellness, math/science/engineering, sustainable living, business and others

danieley center residence halls 16 existing apar tment bui ldings and residence halls housing for Sophomores highlights Renovation of some apartments and flats New indoor and outdoor recreation and fitness spaces Expansion of services at Daniel Commons building Faculty-in-residence and faculty affi liates assigned to buildings

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residence halls Sloan, Virginia, West, Smith, Carolina, Hook, Brannock, Barney, Cannon Pavilion, Kenan Pavilion housing for First-year students highlights Faculty-in-residence and faculty affi liates assigned to halls Additional social and academic common spaces Renovated rooms and West Parlor New symbols, architectural features and traditions celebrating the history of this area of campus

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For recent generations of Elon students, it’s a simple, yet beautiful, sight: A sign featuring a yellow rolling pin with a single word emblazoned across it: “Biscuitville.”


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regional restaurant chain that serves nothing but breakfast and closes daily at  p.m., Biscuitville has achieved cult status among members of the Elon community. But as they munch on freshly made biscuits, steaming hot grits and crunchy hash browns, many students and alumni have no idea that their beloved Biscuitville was founded by one of their own, Maurice Jennings Sr. ’, and today is led by his son, Maurice “Burney” Jennings Jr. ’. Over the years, as trips to Biscuitville have become an unofficial tradition among members of the Elon community, the Jennings family has played an integral role behind the scenes in the advancement of the university. From serving as trustees to making major gifts to support Elon scholarships, facilities and the Elon University School of Law in Greensboro, N.C., Maurice and Burney have made a lasting impact on the campus they both call home. “Our family believes Elon is doing a very good job in building leaders, encouraging experiential learning and teaching students to ask questions about leadership,” Burney says. “I think that’s something we’re proud to be aligned with.” The Jennings family’s ties to Elon run deep. Burney Jennings’ maternal grandfather, Clyde W. Gordon Sr., graduated from Elon, as did eight of Gordon’s siblings. Gordon served on Elon’s board of trustees until the beginning of President Fred Young’s tenure in 1973. When he retired, Young recalls, Gordon asked whether his son-in-law, Maurice, could be named to the board to continue his family’s service to Elon. Young obliged. By the time Maurice joined the board of trustees, he already had become a thriving entrepreneur. After graduating from Elon in 1957 and serving a term in the U.S. Air Force, his young family settled in Burlington, N.C., where he opened two bakeries in 1966. Constantly seeking to diversify his business, he began selling pizza in the bakeries to attract customers later in the day. The pizza sold so well that Maurice converted his bakeries into restaurants, and by the 1970s, he owned 12 Pizzaville restaurants in North Carolina’s Piedmont region. But Maurice wasn’t satisfied yet. “He was always coming up with new concepts and new ways of doing things,” Burney says. Interested in building morning business at his Pizzavilles, Maurice decided to try baking

traditional Southern biscuits in the pizza ovens Biscuitville’s treasurer in 1988 and worked his and offering them with all the fi xin’s. The way up the leadership ladder. Yet, as he gained endeavor was a hit. experience in each aspect of Biscuitville’s “With the success of our biscuits, we wanted operations, he continued to face a significant to try an all-biscuit restaurant,” said Maurice, personal and professional challenge. quoted in a 2009 book about the restaurant “You have big shoes to fill being the son of written by High Point entrepreneur Phil the founder,” Burney says. “For me, the biggest Johnston. “Naturally, we called it Biscuitville.” challenge was developing my own way, recogThe first Biscuitville opened in Danville, nizing that I don’t have to fill his shoes – I can Va., in 1975, and a second quickly followed be my own person.” in A sheboro, N.C . T he And, he says, Maurice was biscuit business was so profmore than willing to accomitable, Maurice decided to modate his growth. convert all of his Pizzavilles into “He has the unique ability to Biscuitvilles. By 1982, the chain Did you know? give you a job, then let you do had grown to 25 restaurants. it without standing over you,” Lake Mary Nell Burney’s first real taste of the Burney says of his father. “He is named for family business came in high was able to let me learn and school, when he and his sister, make mistakes, which is very Maurice Jennings’ Fran, worked two-week stints in unusual for a father/son team. Biscuitville and Maurice’s other oldest daughter. We have a tremendous amount ventures. Burney’s interest was of trust between us.” piqued. He chose to attend Maurice officially passed the Elon, where he studied business, Biscuitville baton to Burney in finance and accounting. 1996, though he remains chair“I knew about Elon growing up, and I knew man of the company’s board of directors. it was a good school,” Burney says. “Even Under Burney’s leadership, Biscuitville has though my dad was on the board of trustees, expanded to 58 restaurants in North Carolina he didn’t push Elon on me, but it was a great and Virginia, employing more than 1,000 choice for me.” people and bringing in more than $50 milWhile Maurice didn’t pressure his son to lion in sales annually. Burney also has ably attend Elon, he worked tirelessly to advance carried on the family’s tradition of service to the institution. A leader in the corporate, social Elon, serving as a trustee since 2000 and giving and community circles of Burlington and generously of his resources and expertise to Greensboro, Maurice never attended a recep- support the university. He and his wife, Dina, tion, cocktail party, dinner or trip at which a 1987 Elon graduate, were founding donors to he wasn’t trying to interest someone in Elon the Elon University School of Law, and they or arranging to introduce Young to potential joined Maurice and his wife, Linda, in making donors, the former president recalls. a gift to endow the Jennings Professorship at “Not many board members or volunteers the school in 2008. associated with Elon during my 25 years “As a distinguished alumnus, Burney brings did more work for the institution outside wisdom, an entrepreneurial spirit and a deep our board meetings than Maurice,” Young commitment to Elon to the board of trustees,” says. According to Young, Maurice helped says Elon president Leo M. Lambert. “As a strengthen the connection between Elon and member of the board’s executive and developDalton L. McMichael, whose gifts funded the ment committees, as well as the recent strategic McMichael Science Center. He also helped planning committee, Burney has provided build Elon’s relationship with Jim Melvin, invaluable leadership during an exciting and former mayor of Greensboro and current challenging time in the university’s history.” president of the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation, The Jennings family has returned to camwhose support was critical in establishing the pus as often as possible, including a trip in Elon University School of Law. August 2006, when Maurice received the Elon When Burney graduated from Elon in 1987, Medallion, which recognized his many contrihe immediately put his skills into action for butions to the university. Maurice and Burney the family business. After working briefly with again visited campus this past September, Maurice’s real estate holdings, Burney became when Burney shared words of wisdom with

students at the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business’ annual Legends of Business lecture. Burney hopes to see another family tradition continue. While his oldest children, Blake and Bailey, chose to attend Wake Forest University, he hopes one of his younger children, Mary Frances or John, both in high school, will mark the fourth generation of the Jennings family to attend Elon. Nevertheless, so long as there’s a sign with that familiar yellow rolling pin anywhere near campus, mornings at Biscuitville will continue to be a fixture in the lives of Elon students and a vital inclusion on any visiting alum’s itinerary. “We are proud of our relationship with Elon,” Burney says of Biscuitville, “and that so many students and alumni love our biscuits.”

Alumni share Biscuitville memories on facebook “Biscuitville was the home-cooked breakfast you missed your mom making for you!” EVE YEDZINIAK HAMRICK ’92

“I remember that Biscuitville brought me good luck the day I took my Praxis exam. I had two biscuits with bacon, egg and cheese, and a large orange juice. I passed with flying colors!” ALEX KENNEDY ’03

“I still have to stop in Biscuitville when I travel from Atlanta to Maryland. I had to introduce it to my husband!” RACHEL EANES ’95

“It was our favorite Sunday morning spot. It was especially fun to see professors and administrators in their Sunday best while we were in T-shirts and sweatpants!” SHARON ANDERSON DAVIES ’04

“Our marching band leadership and our director, Tony Sawyer, would meet at Biscuitville on Huffman Mill Road for breakfast before every home football game. Go Phoenix!” DAVID MORROW ’07 L’10

“Oh my goodness, I do miss Biscuitville!” BOBBIE BOWLAND KEENAN ’91

“Matt Brolley ’07 brought me to Biscuitville for our first date. Six years later, we got married!” ABBY JOYCE BROLLEY ’07

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elon is about the people, not the buildings. As alumni, we know that very well when we think back to our days as students and recall the friendships we made while navigating our way along the brick paths. It is with great enthusiasm that I introduce two folks who experienced Elon firsthand and have returned to campus as new members of the Alumni Relations team: Jamie Grauel and Kiley Moorefield, both 2007 graduates. In her role as the coordinator of regional programs, Jamie Grauel will lead our efforts to connect alumni within their own communities. With a solid background in event planning and volunteer service as a leader in the Charlotte alumni chapter, Jamie is poised to build on the early successes of our alumni chapter program. In the coming months, she will focus on working with our network of chapter volunteers to ensure our chapter programs match the needs of their constituents. With more than 70 percent of alumni living within an existing chapter territory, these chapters are paramount to the success of the Alumni Association’s mission to engage, involve, inform and connect alumni. Additionally, Jamie will manage our outreach to communities without a chapter presence. Within the next two-to-three years, we will be bringing Elon to as many communities as possible. If you have programming suggestions or would like to help plan an event for Elon alumni in your area, contact Jamie at (336) 278-7423 or Kiley Moorefield joins the team as the coordinator of young alumni programs. Responsible for managing activities, communications and services for the more than 10,000 Elon graduates of the last decade, her focus in the coming months will be to develop a complement of programs that take the needs of this fast-growing group of alumni into consideration. Working closely with me and the leadership of the Young Alumni Council, she will manage Elon’s only advisory group comprised solely of young alumni. Kiley brings with her a background in program management from her time at The Washington Center and New York University’s admissions office. Please help welcome her to the team; she can be reached at or (336) 278-7421. From all of us on the Alumni Relations team, we look forward to seeing you on campus or at an event in your community. If we can be of service, contact us at (877) 784-3566 or

Radiant Reflections Mediterranean Cruise April 15–26, 2011

There’s still time to register for this exciting springtime cruise along the coasts of Spain, France, Monaco and Italy aboard the luxurious mid-size Marina, Oceania Cruises’ newest ship. Ports of call include Valencia, Spain; St. Tropez, France; Monte Carlo, Monaco; Isle of Capri, Italy; and Rome, among other sites. Costs range from $6,998 to $13,998 per person. Middle East Pilgrimage June 6–30, 2011

Join Associate Chaplain Phil Smith and fellow Elon alumni, parents and students on this voyage to Israel, the West Bank and Jordan to experience the holy places of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths. Cost for the trip is $5,447 per person. Contact Phil Smith for more information at Scandinavian and Russian Splendors Cruise August 7–22, 2011

Explore the shores of Northern Europe, departing from London and sailing through the Baltic Sea. Ports of call include Bruges, Belgium; Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Berlin, Germany; Copenhagen, Denmark; St. Petersburg, Russia; Helsinki, Finland; and Stockholm, Sweden. Costs range from $5,299 to $8,599 per person, including airfare, through Nov. 11. Afterward, prices range from $10,598 to $17,198.


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Spreading the word about Elon at work When Jaclyn Jensen ’07 began working for Corporate Executive Board, she was one of a handful of Elon graduates the company had ever hired. She realized that one of the possible causes for this was that the company simply didn’t know enough about Elon. “Elon has branded itself so well to high schools to get the top students,” Jensen says. “What’s going to bring Elon to the next level is branding itself to organizations so we become one of the top schools at which they recruit employees.” That’s exactly what the Elon Employer Partners program expects to do. The program, launched publicly in September by Elon Career Services, targets companies that regularly hire college graduates, are in industries of interest to Elon students and are in geographic regions Elon students often migrate to after graduation. Several organizations already have become Elon Employer Partners, including Credit Suisse, Lowe’s Companies, EMC Corporation and Curtis Media Group. “Elon is one of seven schools in the area we target,” says Kristin Smith ’07, a coordinator of North American training programs at Credit Suisse. “Elon alumni stand out at Credit Suisse. They perform well and are fast learners.” Susan Denny ’03, a marketing manager for Cisco Systems in Cary, N.C., says the company

traditionally focuses on large engineering schools for recruiting efforts. But after she graduated from Elon and completed Cisco’s one-year training program, she realized it’d be a nice fit for Elon students, and she offered to be a liaison between the university and the company. “It’s a great way for alumni to give back to Elon by developing a stronger job network for students, and promoting and mentoring outstanding candidates for recruiting within their company,” she says. Brett Woodard, director of employer relations for Elon Career Services, has worked to develop the Elon Employer Partners program since arriving on campus two years ago. He says alumni are key to the development of employer relationships. No matter their position in a company, alumni can help just by being advocates for Elon, he says. “Alumni are a critical factor for growing employer partnerships, from the reputations they create within their organizations to their involvement in connecting back to Elon,” Woodard says. “We’re excited for more alumni to collaborate with us, whether it’s returning to campus to present an information session, internally referring candidates or launching a grassroots effort to inform a company about what Elon has to offer.”

WANT TO GET INVOLVED? Help your company become an Elon Employer Partner; contact Tom Vecchione at Serve as a company representative at career fairs, networking events or information sessions on campus Volunteer to be a practice interviewer Share job and internship openings at your company through the Elon Job Network

Laura Bernstein ’07, left, and Jaclyn Jensen ’07 of the Corporate Executive Board at Elon’s Employer Showcase in September

Alumni share advice with students

Several students in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business walked into classes on Friday, Sept. 10, to a bit of a surprise. At the front of the classroom stood not only their faculty members, but also representatives of the Elon Alumni Board. Chris Martin ’78, ceo of Provident Bank; Tim Moore ’78, founder and president of Dancing Elephants, Inc.; Bill Coffman ’86 G’88, co-president of Coffman’s MensWear; and Kelli Palmer ’98, assistant to the president of the University of Virginia visited the classes to share industry and career advice with the next generation of Elon alumni. The four encouraged students to acquire diverse skills, seek unique opportunities and maintain

a responsible but aggressive social media presence to maximize their career networks. The visits were part of the Elon Alumni Association’s efforts to increase the alumni presence on campus and to facilitate networking opportunities for current Elon students. “Anyone who’s an alumnus of Elon has a deep love for it,” Moore says. “We all remember people who reached out to us when we were students. Isn’t it our duty to reach back?” Interested in returning to campus to share your expertise? Contact the Alumni Association at or (877) 784-3566.

Kelli Palmer ’98 speaking to a business communications class

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baltimore After an event-filled summer, the Baltimore Chapter welcomed the Class of 2010 with a traditional Maryland crab feast. As one new graduate put it, “if there are two things Maryland knows, it’s crabs and football.” The group also held its annual service event in October at the Moveable Feast food bank, where they prepared meals for needy families in the greater Baltimore area.

and parent event at their home in London. Approximately 30 people attended, including several Elon students studying abroad and Elon dean of admissions Greg Zaiser ’90 G’95. President Leo M. Lambert joined the festivities via Skype. “Most of the alumni in attendance, like me, had recently moved to London without knowing anyone here,” Emily Aker ’07 says. “It was nice to meet parents who have experience navigating life abroad. It was also great to give charlotte More than 50 alumni re- encouragement to current students. You could connected with brothers and sisters while feel the special camaraderie in the room.” donning their organization’s colors and letters at the chapter’s Greek Night Mixer in los angeles Alumni in the City of September. Representatives of Elon’s Greek Angels reunited in August for their Welcome chapters competed to see who had the high- to the City event at Happy Endings Bar and est attendance with a portion of the night’s Restaurant in Hollywood, Calif. proceeds going toward the winning chapter’s philanthropy. In the end, alumnae of Zeta nashville In August, several alumni Tau Alpha narrowly out-attended graduates gathered to cheer the hometown Nashville of Pi Kappa Phi to take the title. Sounds against the New Orleans Zephyrs in minor-league baseball. In September, london, england On Sept. 24, Nashville alums held their Welcome to the Elon parents Doug and Tracy Glass hosted City event at Arrington Vineyards, owned by the university’s fi rst international alumni


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country music star Kix Brooks, and enjoyed an afternoon of wine tasting and great music. new york More than 100 alumni enjoyed a beautiful summer evening and a chance to welcome the newest group of Elon alumni to New York at The Delancey’s rooftop garden. Several alumni gathered in July for a reception with Provost Steven House and the Elon in New York interns at The University Club. Ally Brunetti ’02 took the interns on a private tour of the New York Stock Exchange on Aug. 2. In September, more than 30 alumni turned out for the annual Tunnels to Towers 5K walk/run, which honors the memory of firefighters who died on 9/11. richmond Alums from Richmond, Washington, D.C., North Carolina and beyond descended on Virginia’s capital city Sept. 17–18 to cheer the Elon football team as it faced the University of Richmond. On Friday, the Richmond Chapter hosted a pregame social at the downtown Westin Hotel, where alums danced the night away to music provided by Steve Basset and friends. Phoenix

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head coach Pete Lembo shared pregame thoughts with the crowd and even received some strategy recommendations from Elon football alumni in the audience. The group reconvened on Saturday morning for a pregame brunch at Flinn’s restaurant before heading to Richmond’s new E. Claiborne Robins Stadium for the game. Though the Phoenix fell to the Spiders in overtime, the beautiful weather and great company made for a wonderful day. washington, d.c. D.C.-area alumni

gathered Sept. 29 on the rooftop of The Exchange for the chapter’s annual Welcome to the City event. More than 100 alums, including more than 40 members of the Class of 2010, took part in the festivities. The D.C. Chapter also recognized two outstanding members who stepped down from their posts: Brett “Coop” Cooper ’05, retiring as the chapter’s softball coach; and Lindsey Goodman Baker ’04, completing a three-year term as chapter president.

coming events

nov. 16 ■ d.c. chapter networking in 2010 workshop and reception, 7 p.m., Holiday Inn,

dec. 8 ■ nyc chapter holiday party, 7 p.m., Mad River Bar and Grille

Rosslyn, Va.

dec. 9 ■ d.c. chapter happy

nov. 18 ■ d.c. chapter happy

hour, 6:30 p.m., American Tap Room, Reston, Va.

hour, 6:30 p.m., Clyde’s of Chevy Chase, Md.

dec. 9 ■ boston chapter

holiday party, 6 p.m., Lansdowne nov. 20 ■ alumni association


elon vs. wake forest men’s basketball game, pregame

dec. 20 ■ phoenix club elon vs.

social at 6:30 p.m., game at 8 p.m., Greensboro Coliseum

duke men’s basketball game, 7 p.m., Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, N.C.

nov. 26 ■ baltimore and d.c.

chapters elon vs. maryland men’s basketball game, pregame social at 6:30 p.m., location TBA; game at 8 p.m., Comcast Center, College Park, Md.

dec. 1 ■ richmond chapter holiday party, 6 p.m., TJ’s Bar at

dec. 22 ■ baltimore and d.c.

chapters elon vs. navy men’s basketball game, pregame social at 5:30 p.m., Ram’s Head; game at 7 p.m., Alumni Hall, Annapolis, Md.

jan. 5 ■ alumni association

the Jefferson Hotel

elon vs. nc state men’s basketball game, pregame social

dec. 4 ■ charleston chapter

at 5:30 p.m., location TBA; game at 7 p.m., Greensboro Coliseum

social and tree-lighting ceremony, 2 p.m., King Street Bar

march 4–5 ■ elon alumni

and Grill

board spring meeting, Elon

dec. 5 ■ baltimore chapter

april 1–2 ■ young alumni council spring meeting, Elon

elon vs. morgan state women’s basketball game, 2 p.m., Hill Field House

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well as those from other states. His proudest memory of Elon came not when he was student but when his son, W. Daryl Ingold ’76, graduated magna cum laude. Bill is proud of the achievements that Elon has made through the years and appreciates how the school has stayed true to its local community ties. He lives with his wife, Mary Lee, in Elon, N.C.

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’30s The Rev. Dr. Jesse “Marshall” Walker ’38 remembers that the nation was working its way out of the Great Depression when he was a student. Despite those trying times, he found that Elon was a place of hope and promoted a positive spirit. He thoroughly enjoyed his time on campus and made many lasting friendships. Because of that positive spirit, he is not surprised that Elon has remained strong and enjoyed so many successes. He lives in Durham, N.C.

’40s Nancy Allen Davis ’42 has many fond memories of Elon, but her most cherished memory was meeting a dashing young pilot, Earnest “Earnie” Davis ’43, the man who would become her husband. They were married for 61 years before he passed away in 2006. She also distinctly remembers when someone brought a radio to the dining hall on Dec. 7, 1941, when she learned of the Pearl Harbor attack. Nancy is proud that her little Elon College has grown into an outstanding university. She hopes to return soon and see the amazing transformation that she’s been reading about for years in this magazine. She lives in Enfield, N.C. Bernard Morris Askin ’43 is pleased with the many educational accolades and high rankings that Elon has earned over the past few years. He has always loved Elon and fondly remembers the many professors and friends who made a lasting impact on his life. He lives in Charles Town, W.Va.

’50s George G. Shackelford ’51 is proud to be an Elon alumnus. He feels that the school keeps getting better; the campus is more beautiful and the standards of academic excellence are continually exceeded. He hopes that current students are making the most of the opportunities they’ve been granted so that when they graduate 30

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they can show the world what they’ve got. He lives with his wife, Carol, in Raleigh, N.C. Carl B. Coley ’52 thinks that Elon is a great institution, both when he attended and today. He is grateful for the good friends he met and the work habits he acquired as a student, and he hopes that students today are working hard and making the most of their education. Carl lives with his wife, Rebecca, in Elon, N.C. Joseph “Joe” W. McVey ’54 remembers having to “duck walk” across the gym in the Old North Dormitory as part of his freshman initiation. Joe is grateful to have finished up at Elon. There were times when he thought he would never graduate and become the teacher he always wanted to be. He had to take a six-year sabbatical to serve in the U.S. Navy. He cautions current students to be ready for surprises, because life is full of them regardless of how well-prepared you are. He lives with his wife, Charlotte, in Jacksonville, Fla. Rosaline Toney Bush ’58 is a retired teacher. She recently published her first book, The Journal of Skipper Catt Esquire, a children’s book based on stories she created to keep her students entertained. The book follows Grandpa Skipper as he reflects back on his life and shares what he has learned with his grandkitties. You can purchase the book at Rosaline is currently working on two other books and still finds time to substitute teach. She lives in Lynchburg, Va. Harold “Harry” M. Faust Jr. ’59 has many wonderful memories of his Elon days and he is proud to say that he was a member of Elon’s only undefeated football team. He is thankful for the many friends he made as a student, most of whom he still keeps in touch with. He lives in Hazelton, Pa. William “Bill” C. Ingold ’59 was able to attend Elon on the G.I. Bill. He enjoyed every minute of his time as a student and appreciated the fact that Elon welcomed local students as

days could get jobs as teachers and little else. But because of her education and talents, Ikey secured a position at ibm. She was teaching people how to program computers before anyone really knew what the word “computer” meant. She spent 25 years with the company and enjoyed every minute. She is thrilled at the progress that Elon has made over the years and says that “Elon looks and feels like Ikey Tarleton Little ’59 is profoundly a campus should. The buildings and grateful for her Elon education. She grounds are warm and friendly. This is was a junior transfer student who had a campus where one would like to live to take a year off from her studies to and study.” She is retired and living in earn money to fund her education. Moss Landing, Calif. Elon accepted, prepared and inspired her to think beyond the social limitations of her day. Most women in those

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’60s reunion ’60 Edward “Ed” C. Wilson ’60 and Nancy Hudson Wilson ’60 live in Charlotte, N.C. Ed is a retired pastor and Nancy is a retired office manager. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 9. Each year they enjoy writing a Christmas story together and distributing it to family and friends. This year’s story is titled Surrounded by so Great a Cloud of Witnesses. Noel L. Allen ’69 has been appointed to the board of advisers for the master of laws (ll.m.) in international business practice offered by the Center for International Legal Studies of Salzburg, Austria, and Lazarski University of Warsaw, Poland. The ll.m. in international business practice is designed for American law graduates and practitioners and emphasizes international business, trade, dispute resolution and crossborder practice of law. The Center for International Legal Studies is a nonprofit research, training and law publications institute established and operating under Austrian law since 1976. Noel lives with his wife, Sandra Robinson Allen ’72, in Raleigh, N.C. Brothers-in-law George E. Martin Jr. ’69 and John McConnell ’71 were flight winners in the Cedar Point Country Club’s men’s memberguest golf tournament in June 2010. George lives with his wife, Julia, in Jacksonville, Fla. John lives with his wife, Nina Martin McConnell ’70, in Carrollton, Va.

’70s Carlyle M. Hughes ’71 retired in June from Duke Energy. During his career, he spent time in the marketing department but finished his tenure in the industrial engineering department. He lives in Colfax, N.C. Chuck Ball ’72 has published a novel, Mingo’s Cave, an action-adventure story set in the Caribbean. It is available in the Kindle bookstore at He lives in Kill Devil Hills, N.C. Col. Mark Jones ’72 is deputy to the commander of the U.S. Army Aviation Logistics School. He was recently selected by the Army Aviation Association of America (aaaa) as the Department of the Army Civilian (dac) of the Year. He was presented

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L-R Ron Butler ’75, Dave Dickerson ’77, Billy Owens ’78, Doug Durante ’77, Andy Kirkman ’77, Ted Winslow ’75, Paul Gwaltney ’78 and Jimmy Ellis ’77

the Joseph P. Cribbins trophy by Vice Chief of Staff of the Army General Peter W. Chiarelli at the aaaa annual conference at Fort Worth, Texas, in April 2010. Mark lives with his wife, Sara, in Williamsburg, Va. Stephen R. Patterson ’73 has published a book, Better Living Through Laughter: An Attitude to Live By. He has a master’s degree from the University of South Carolina and for nearly 25 years has been recognized throughout the Southeast for his special programs and presentations that promote the benefits of laughter and a good sense of humor. In August, Stephen was the featured speaker for the Columbia College and Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina’s Nonprofit Leadership Program graduation ceremony. Graduates received a complimentary copy of his book. He lives with his wife, Annette, in Chapin, S.C. Doug Durante ’77 and several of his Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity brothers held a mini-reunion at the first Elon home football game this year. Ron Butler ’75, Dave Dickerson ’77, Billy Owens ’78, Andy Kirkman ’77, Ted Winslow ’75, Paul Gwaltney ’78 and Jimmy Ellis ’77 were also in attendance.

Col. Robert Tenhet ’84 with dogs Tar Heel and Pepper

that recently recorded an album, Lead Trombone Player & She Sings Too: Why Don’t I Do Right? Nancy and her husband, Jay “Yard Dog” McCracken, lead two jazz combos called Swing-O-Rama Richard S. Sisk ’77 retired after 32 and Intervention Riff. They perform years with the Guilford County vintage jazz standards, Dixieland style School System. During his career, he and other favorites. She also performs taught physical education and served with the McNeal Brass and The Vox as the athletic director at Northeast Gabriel Trombone Quartet. Nancy Guilford Middle School. He also also does recording work as an instruserved as an assistant football coach mentalist and vocalist for area studios and head softball coach at Northeast and has worked for Kindermusik and Guilford. Richard is now enjoying re- Kindermusik International. Check out tired life and splits his time between some of her recorded music at www. his home in Browns Summit, N.C., She and Jay live in Greensboro, N.C. and Myrtle Beach, S.C. she has distinguished herself as an outstanding role model, citizen and advocate for military veterans. Peggy lives in Chesapeake, Va.

Donna Sowder de Simone ’78 was named the 2010–11 educator of the year by Botetourt County Schools. She lives in Blue Ridge, Va., with her husband Mick de Simone ’79. Their son, Matthew, works for Roanoke City Schools and their son, Henry Patrick, is a junior at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Md.


Billy E. Thompson ’82 was named assistant principal of the year and promoted to principal of Statesville (N.C.) Middle School in 2009. His wife, Karen Morrison Thompson ’84, is a supervisor for the Department of Social Services. They live in Statesville. Thomas W. Baicy iii ’84 recently completed a 20-year career with the Town of Stony Creek, Va., where he lives. He served as mayor for 14 of those years.

reunion ’85 Betty Thayer ’80 was named chairperson of Tristart Ltd., a global business consulting firm that assesses the strengths, weaknesses and readiness of various businesses to help them achieve and maintain success. The company is expanding through a franchise model. Betty lives in Bath, England.

Peggy Joyce Scott ’77 received the Tidewater Charter of the Air Force Association 2010 Teaching Excellence award. She has worked at Indian River High School for the past 33 years and taught part-time at Tidewater Community College since 1979. As the high school business de- Nancy Woodell Faucette McCracken partment chair as well as a teacher, ’82 is the lead musician for a jazz band

Col. Robert “Bob” Tenhet ’84 has returned from his third deployment to Iraq, where he commanded the 1st Medical Brigade, providing medical and surgical support to all U.S. and coalition forces. He and his wife, Mary, along with their two dogs, Tar Heel and Pepper, have relocated to Newport, R.I., where Bob will attend the Naval War College. Rexanne Ayers Domico ’87 is senior vice president of development the magazine of elon


Class Notes for Gentiva Health Services and is responsible for health care acquisitions. Her son, Michael Lloyd, is a sophomore at Elon. She lives with her husband, Rob, in Davidson, N.C. M. Dale Hedrick ’88 is director of bands at George Wythe High School and Scott Memorial Middle School in Wytheville, Va., where he lives.

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Mo Justad Mobley ’89 finally convinced her husband, Drew W. Mobley ’90, to move north of the Mason-Dixon line, to Lake Forest, Ill., a Chicago suburb. Mo is a director at Forest Bluff School and Drew is a research grants and contracts administrator for the Robert Lurie Cancer Center at Northwestern University.

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’90s Matthew Ramsey ’90 is director of finance at The Inn at Palmetto Bluff. He lives with his wife, Cecilia, in Bluffton, S.C. Jeffrey C. Burrus ’91 and Pamela Nichols Burrus ’93 have become Flip Flop Shop franchise owners. Their first store, located in the Carolina Place shopping center, opened in July with a Friends and Family opening that broke company records. They are planning to open a second location in February 2011. They live with their sons, Rob and Mitch, in Charlotte, N.C. Gina M. Finelli ’91 is assistant dean for the Yale Gordon College of Arts

and Sciences and professor of sociology at the University of Baltimore in Baltimore, Md., where she lives. Paula Livingston Nguyen ’93 is a real estate broker affiliated with Century 21 Bowden Realty and Bowden Property Management. She specializes in residential property sales in both North Carolina and South Carolina. She lives in Fort Mill, S.C. Kendra Shurtleff Gerstein ’94 has been promoted to field training manager at Novartis Oncology. gy She is responsible onsible for sales and product trainingg for about 100 sales professionals. She lives with her husband, Ken, in Gambrills, Md.

elon retires hudgins’ jersey Former Phoenix football star Terrell Hudgins ’10 0 was honored with the retirement of his iconic 19 jersey prior to the he Oct. 2 Family Weekend game. Standing at midfield, Hudgins received eived a framed jersey from Dave Blank, Elon’s director of athletics, s, as the crowd responded with a standing ovation. “My years at Elon were some of the best years of my life,” Hudgins says. “Elon is home, and this means a lot to me.” Hudgins is only the fourth Elon football player to be honored with a jersey retirement, joining Willie Tart ’64, Bobby by Hedrick ’83 and Richard McGeorge ’71. A member of the Phoenixx from 2005–09, Hudgins graduated as the holder of 19 NCAA, Southern ern Conference or Elon records. He is the all-time NCAA Division I leader eader in career receiving yards (5,250) and career receptions (395), career 100-yard receiving games (28) and career 1,000-yard receiving ng seasons (4). Four of the records he broke belonged to the legendary dary Jerry Rice. In 2009, Hudgins finished second in the voting g for the Walter Payton Award that is presented to the top playerr at Division I’s Football Championship Subdivision level. He also received Elon’s Stein H. Basnight Award in both 2007–08 and 2009–10 9–10 as the top male athlete at the university.


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Stephen J.H. Lyons ’94 is vice president of member services and community engagement for the Columbus Partnership, a civic organization of community leaders whose goal is to improve the economic vitality of Central Ohio. He lives with his wife, Shannon Daku Lyons ’96, in Columbus, Ohio. Shannon L. Moody ’94 has accepted a new position as director of communications for the North Carolina State Ports Authority. She is responsible for all communications, public p relations and marketing for the ports. She lives in Wilmington, N.C.

Joleen E. Neighbours ’96 recently graduated with a doctorate in communication performing arts studies from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va. Her dissertation, “The Role of Gender Identity in Differentiated Instruction in Arts Education, Specifically Theatre Arts,” focused on years of research done while teaching and directing secondary and collegiate men and women in theatre and music theatre. She is also an accomplished performer and was featured in Hampton Roads Magazine as one of the 2009 top 20 Professional Singles of Hampton Roads. Joleen holds master’s degrees in acting and directing and a certificate of advanced studies from the University of Virginia. She currently serves as chair of the department of fine arts at Nansemond River High School in Suffolk, Va., and is the secondary schools chair of the Virginia Theatre Association board of directors. Joleen attributes her love and dedication to the arts to her time at Elon and is grateful for the faculty who inspired her. A former student, Nicole Lockhart ’12, is currently pursuing a degree in acting from Elon. Joleen lives in Windsor, Va. Jennifer James Terry ’98 was recently promoted to executive director for faculty clinical services at the Carolinas Healthcare System in Charlotte. In her new position, she is responsible p for the departments of obs obstetrics and gynecology, family medicine me and urology. She lives with he her husband, Ken, and their son, Patrick, in Huntersville, N.C. Patrick Dezi Jim J Zevin ’98 is a surgical physician’s assistant for Sun Coast physic Bariatrics. She was part of the first Bariatr surgical team to perform a Lap Band surgica procedure via a single incision using proced the Spi Spider platform. She lives in Land O’ Lak Lakes, Fla. Michel Cater Rash ’99 is an account Michelle executive with rlf Communications, executi a publ public relations and media relations firm in Greensboro, N.C. She lives with w her husband, Chris, in Gibsonville, N.C. Gibson

’00s 00s reunion ’00, ’05 reuni Elizab Elizabeth Eskow Bortz ’00 is a speech language pathologist. She lives with w her husband, Ryan, and their sons, so Owen, 1, and Morgan, 3, in Edg Edgewater, Md.

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Building men of distinction by Sarah Beth Costello ’10

Raising an adolescent child in today’s society can be a daunting task. Mike Duggins ’92 learned just how difficult it can be when he and his son, Myles, moved to Farmville, N.C., and Myles began middle school. As a single father, Duggins has a close and open relationship with his son, so when Myles would return home from school, they’d talk about his day. “Some of our discussions were really alarming,” Duggins recalls. “It really opened my eyes to the change from when I grew up, with limited exposure to adult topics, to how it is now.” It quickly became clear to Duggins that the school lacked community involvement, especially from the African-American male perspective. He lost no time in working to break the cycle. He developed Men of Distinction (MOD), an extracurricular program to promote leadership and encourage excellence among the middle school’s male students. “The behaviors that happen in middle school are with kids growing into their bodies and going through lots of social issues,” Duggins says. “As a person who’s been through all of that, I want to help kids get through the tough times.” He began by contacting the school’s guidance counselors and sending out letters recruiting male students ages

Heather Anne Robalik ’00 is relocating to Athens, Ga., to pursue a doctorate in recreation and leisure studies from the University of Georgia. T.J. Reynolds-Emwanta ’01 is a disability advocate in Forsyth County. She assists people with disabilities in finding employment, housing and health insurance. T.J. is grateful to have a position that allows her to give back to her community. She lives in Advance, N.C. Sarah Emerson Notch ’02 is director of special education at Oakland School for the Arts, a performing arts middle and high charter school. The school strives to provide students with intensive, conservatory style training while maintaining a rigorous college prep curriculum. She lives

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“I tell the kids to separate themselves from others and hold themselves to a higher standard.” Students in MOD must show consistent academic performance, grade improvement, a 90-percent attendance rate and no long-term suspensions. One of Duggins’ mentees serves as an apt success story. “I have a student who consistently got into trouble before,” he says. “Since joining MOD, his behavior has changed 180-degrees, and once other students saw him in the program, they wanted to be in the program. Now, his behavior in the past isn’t perceived as ‘cool.’” Duggins says his desire to motivate young people to be leaders stems from his time at Elon. He received a full athletic scholarship for his tuition expenses, majored in mass communications and joined Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. He adopted an ethic of service as a student, something that he hasn’t forgotten in the years since his graduation from Elon. “The biggest problem with America today is that people are too self-centered,” Duggins says. “They don’t see a need to get out in the community and help others, and that’s what I try to do. I have a full-time job, but that doesn’t stop me. There are so many issues with youth, even in college. I try to guide and help them through some difficult times.”

11-14 for the program. MOD took off in fall 2009 in conjunction with Communities in Schools of Pitt County and the Pitt County Health Education Foundation. Sixty students applied for the program’s inaugural year, and 25 were accepted. Through MOD, Duggins has become a confidante and friend to many young men struggling with complex emotions and problems at home and in school. Duggins sets up times to meet with the group and discusses issues ranging from bullying to gangs to school dress codes. Two Saturdays per month are reserved for hanging out as a group, volunteering or touring college

campuses. Duggins also stresses the importance of fitness and helped start a flag football team at Farmville Middle last year, which he now coaches. “The school is very open to the program,” says Duggins, who has mentored youth in his community for more than three years. Duggins promotes strength, courage and wisdom: his three keys for success. The MOD motto says, “We are Boys of Men of Distinction, and we do things the R.I.T.E. way, which means we are responsible, we have identity, we are team players, and we are empowered.” Says Duggins of the group’s values,

with her husband, Ryan Notch ’03, in Walnut Creek, Calif.

epidemiology from the University Hampton Roads Magazine as one of its of Arizona and has accepted a posi- “Top 40 under 40.” He volunteers with tion at the University of Alabama at the Norfolk Emergency Shelter Team Birmingham. and is a very active member of Christ and St. Luke’s Church, where he serves Jessica Tiare Bowen ’04 recently as a Sunday school teacher and youth published her first children’s book, mentor. He lives in Virginia Beach, Va. Park Avenue Pound Puppy, a story promoting responsible pet owner- Victoria Reynolds Rhodes ’04 is an edship and adoption. Portions of the ucation specialist for the Polk County proceeds will go to the American Elections Office. She lives with her Society for the Prevention of Cruelty husband, Keely, in Lakeland, Fla. to Animals. For more information or to purchase a copy of the book, visit Brian Simer ’04 recently completed work on a merger between Aquilex us and Ali A. Tamimi Company of James Lewis ’04 is an analyst for cdi Saudi Arabia to bring robotic welding Marine Company and works in the technologies to the Middle East enplanning and contracts department of ergy market. Simer was named chief the company’s government services di- financial officer of Aquilex Arabia and vision. He was recently recognized by

Karen Dickens Steadman ’03 has recently accepted a teaching position at the American Embassy School in New Delhi, India. She will be teaching first grade. She and her husband, Tim Steadman ’02, a photographer, are looking forward to the new experience of living and working in India. Wynsor R. Taylor ’03 graduated in May with a master’s degree in arts management from American University. She is the education and community programs coordinator for The Choral Arts Society of Washington. She lives in Salem, Va. Nicole C. Wright ’03 graduated in August with a doctorate in

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Christian human rights organization based in Washington, D.C. The organization works to protect victims of forced labor, sexual slavery, human trafficking and other injustices by helping local public justice systems provide services to the poor. Allison Genco ’07 graduated cum laude from Case Western Reserve School of Law in May. In August, she joined the Department of the Navy’s Office of General Counsel in Washington, D.C., where she lives. John M. Kallas ’07 graduated in May from Georgetown University Law Center and is working as an associate at Hollingsworth llp. He lives in Bethesda, Md.

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Adam Kennedy ’07 accepted a position in January as an it service center supervisor for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (aicpa). Within six months, he became instrumental in the aicpa’s rebranding efforts within the it department. He lives in Durham, N.C. Malwina Niemierko ’07 recently received a master’s degree in public health from Boston University. She is currently working as a field epidemiologist and project coordinator for the University of Pennsylvania’s Chagas Disease Project in Arequipa, Peru. Lydia Pohlman ’07 has joined Pohlmanusa Court Reporting as client relationship specialist. Her responsibilities include designing client newsletters and collateral material, marketing and videography. She lives in Clayton, Mo.

of Law. She lives in West Hartford, Conn. Hillary Anne Waugh ’08 graduated in May with a master’s degree in higher education administration from North Carolina State University. She is a program coordinator at the Carolina Women’s Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also serves as a community educator with the Orange County Rape Crisis Center. She lives in Carrboro, N.C. Nolan Wildfire ’08 has accepted a job as assistant physical education instructor at The Hawbridge School in Saxapahaw, N.C. He lives in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Glenn Barnard ’09 and Sam Slaughter ’09, former Elon roommates, founded and run a bi-monthly magazine called Thysia: A Magazine Bonnie Brackett ’08 graduated with for the Cultural Arts. The magazine a master’s degree in college student focuses on promoting new and upaffairs from the University of Georgia. coming writers and artists to a wide She now works as an assistant director market. There also is an emphasis of residence life and housing at the on the sacrifice involved in creating University of Maine at Farmington. art; the word “thysia” is Greek for “sacrifice.” For more information, Bonnie lives in Farmington. visit Glenn lives Mary Cunningham ’08 is assistant in Newtown, Pa., and Sam lives in director of communications and year- Bloomfield, N.J. book advisor at the Landon School in Bethesda, Md. She recently designed Lauren P. Brown ’09 is an assistant the curriculum for and will teach a account executive for S&A Cherokee, photojournalism course for students a full-service communications firm. involved with the yearbook. She lives She lives in Raleigh, N.C. in Washington, D.C. Joshua A. Donde ’08 is a regional accountant with Compass Group usa in Charlotte, N.C., where he lives. He recently completed all of the requirements to become licensed as a certified public accountant. 1st Lt. Joey C. Fix ’08 recently returned from Al Anbar Province, Iraq, with the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne from Fort Bragg, N.C. During the yearlong deployment, his missions included providing wheat and barley to farmers in the region, distributing micro-grants for small business owners and working on several infrastructure projects. A fellow Elon alum, Capt. Patrick Elliott ’07, was also deployed with the same unit. Both soldiers look forward to visiting Elon soon. Krista Lee O’Connell ’08 has been promoted to business analyst at Aetna Insurance in Hartford, Conn. She also is pursuing a law degree from the University of Connecticut School


’70s Dr. Philip Larrabee ’70 and Joy Larrabee, 5/22/10. Phil is an optometrist. His practice, Dr. Phil Larrabee and Associates, has three offices. He and Joy live in Richmond, Va.

’90s Allison Mary Bayley ’91 and Rob Dwyer, 5/1/10. Allison is a safety administrator for Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc. The couple live in Cary, N.C. Jeffrey D. Queen ’92 and Holly Applegate, 10/24/09. Alumni in attendance were: Michael Ferris ’92, David Glasscock ’92, Brian Merritt ’91 and Michele Woodward Adams ’93. Jeffrey is chief financial officer for Vecoplan llc. The couple live in Greensboro, N.C.

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Home away from home by Sarah Beth Costello ’10

When Katey Dowd González ’07 arrived in Monterrey, Mexico, after graduating from Elon, she felt right at home. González first visited Mexico when she was in seventh grade with a group of fellow students who volunteered to work with children. She returned annually to Mexico for the next decade. “After graduating from Elon, I felt a calling to do more than just one week each year, to move to Mexico as a fulltime missionary,” González says. She committed to serve for one year with Back2Back Ministries, a nonprofit Christian organization based in Mason, Ohio. But her plans changed when she fell in love and married René González, a worship leader and youth pastor at a local church called Nuevo Pacto, which means “new covenant” in Spanish. Katey González now plans to make Monterrey her permanent home. “I like living here, not just because of the place, but because I have fallen in love with the children of Mexico and now have an amazing family and friends here,” González says.

Back2Back serves impoverished orphans and children in Monterrey; Jos, Nigeria; and Hyderabad, India. The organization supports more than 500 children in 10 children’s homes in Monterrey. “We call them ‘children’s homes’ because most of the children are not orphans,” González explains. “In the majority of cases, the child has some sort of family that cannot take care of them or doesn’t want to.” For children living in Monterrey’s squatter’s villages, food is scarce. Most homes do not have running water, electricity or finished floors. Buildings often are constructed with whatever materials are available. Back2Back’s children’s homes have basic amenities, but by no means does that make life easy. “Most of our children’s homes struggle with daily expenses to provide sufficient food and clothing for every child,” González says. “Usually, the only time they eat meat is when someone donates it to the home.” This year, Back2Back began a child sponsorship program to increase funds and enable American families to support children living in the homes.

Katey Dowd González ’07 and René González

González heads up this endeavor in Monterrey. “I am often asked to help our staff make creative projects thanking people who have given big donations to the ministry,” González says. Her digital art degree from Elon has come in handy. Her experience with graphic design has benefitted Back2Back in the form of posters, advertisements, T-shirts, videos and website maintenance. She also helps the children write personal thank-you letters to their sponsors.

Though she lives in Mexico, González is close enough to the U.S. border to get a taste of her native country every now and then. She only makes it home to Cincinnati about once a year, but she occasionally has the opportunity to take the three-hour drive into Texas to shop at Target and eat at Chick-fil-A. “I’ve learned to view life differently, how to live in a different culture and to rely on God to provide me with what I need,” she says, “but I know I still have so much to learn, and I’m in the process of learning those things right now.”

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David Christiana ’96 and Ashley Zimmer, 10/24/09. The couple were married in West Hartford, Conn. Elon alumni in attendance were: Kate Whitehurst Perryman ’97, Zach Perryman ’97, Lange Kaupinin ’96, Kevin Quaid ’95, Alfonse Falco ’96, James Mahoney ’95, April Burnette Tonkin ’94, Dusty Tonkin ’95 and David Jones ’95. The couple live in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Wende DaQuano ’98 and Kirk Woodard, 7/25/09. Wende teaches second grade for Nash-Rocky Mount Schools. The couple reside in Rocky Mount, N.C. Keri Anne Flynn ’98 and Karl S. Keyes, 7/27/10. Keri is a teacher for Union County Public Schools. The couple live in Charlotte, N.C. Jaime Aileen Doucette ’99 and Anthony C. Maglione, 6/19/10. Jaime

Megan Trumpler Thomas ’01 G’09 Jessica Fowler ’02 and Rod Whitesell ’02, and Jayson D. Judy ’08 G’10, 7/31/10. 1/30/10. Even though Raleigh expeThe couple were married in Isle of rienced a major snow and ice storm Elena Nash ’99 and Keith Graham, Palms, S.C. Michele Terroni ’97 on their wedding day, the couple’s 10/11/09. Elon alumni in attendance and Mike Fekete ’11 were in atten- friends didn’t let a little bad weather were: Stacey Mahoney ’00, Dia dance. Megan teaches fourth grade at spoil the festivities. Elon alumni in Collins Jackson ’99, Bonnie Weir Greensboro Day School and Jayson attendance were: Danielle Morrow ’00, Darren Bethea ’00 and Ariene is an adjunct professor and market- ’06, Steve Lane ’02, Joe Smeltzer ’02, Dennis Bethea ’00. The couple reside ing consultant. The couple reside in Craig Porter ’02, Cindy Thomas Craddock ’03, Paul Craddock ’02, in Nanuet, N.Y. Burlington, N.C. Kristine O’Shea Gill ’99, Tim Cory J. Wilkinson ’01 and Madalyn Fowler ’73, Nate Hodge ’02, Luke ’00s Wright, 4/24/10. The couple Strausburg ’02, Jenna Denton ’01, were married in Charleston, S.C. Kim Fowler ’02, Nancy Denton Adam T. Rose ’00 and Andrea Rene, Elon alumni in attendance were: Fowler ’75, Avery Sturtevant ’02, 4/24/10. The couple were married in Matt Bourguignon ’01, Cammie Dale Denton ’75, Travis Morrow DeBordieu Colony, S.C. They live in Weir Bourguignon ’99, Nick ’01, Chad Hill ’02, Sean Gill ’02, Heinzelmann ’01, Beth Frace Mike Donato ’02, Matt Duffy ’02, Wilmington, N.C. Heinzelmann ’01, Nikki Blythe Kristen Bland Duffy ’02, Lauren Karlynn Phillips ’01 and William C. ’01, Cara Catalfumo ’04, Christian Shoffner Pangle ’03, Elisabeth Knier Noble, 6/19/10. Karlynn is a commu- Wiggins ’03, Theresa Martino ’01 Burns ’02, Lindsay Surber Rooney nications specialist for the National and Travis Good ’01. Cory is a senior ’02 and Buffy Jackewicz ’03. Jessica is Institutes of Health. The couple live marketing manager with Irwin Tools. a business development associate for in Silver Spring, Md. MetaMetrics Inc. and Rod is a math The couple live in Cornelius, N.C. teacher and head baseball coach at is a teacher for Berkeley County Schools. They live in Hanahan, S.C.

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planning manager for Walt Disney World. The couple live in Clermont, Fla.

Quincy Jones ’02 and Cristina Crown, 3/27/10. The couple were married in Naples, Fla. Elon alumni in attendance were: Ross Sims ’03, Kenny Stiles ’04, Lorento Neequaye ’01, Scott McLain ’01, Peter Tongren ’02, Taylor Barnes ’03, Joe Carr ’03, Amanda Marion ’04, Dana Counaris ’02, Adam Merten ’02 and Janna Seckar Neequaye ’01.

Janell Snyder ’03 and Shaun Fisher, 5/30/10. Jessica Marmor ’03 and Jessica Rossiter ’04 attended. Janell works in marketing for the American Red Cross. The couple live in Marietta, Pa.

Hillary Rogers ’02 and Brian Kestler, 10/10/09. Elon alumni in attendance were: David Nalls ’00, Heather Winnor Nalls ’01, Shawn McLaughlin ’02, Jennifer Umpleby McLaughlin ’02, Jeff White ’01, Kate Bricker White ’01, Brad Severs ’03, Brad Winstead ’03, Elise Davis Hurst ’02, Carmin Britt ’01, Brian Ford ’03, Michelle Wilson ’02, Ryan Hall ’02, Erica Stanley ’02, Becky Farris ’02, Mary Scot McAllister Boyce ’02, Janell Otis Niebuhr ’02, Courtney Merten ’02, Maggie Houts Donley ’02, Bekah Hanlon ’01 and Alyssa Couture Magnarini ’01. The couple were married in Charlotte, N.C., where they live. Katherine Elizabeth Baggott ’03 and James B. Hetherington ’03, 7/3/10. Elon alumni participating in the wedding were: Bradd Johnson ’03, Sarah Hetherington ’07, Danny Guelzow ’02, Elisa Easley Pettigrew ’03, Emily Kolakowski ’03, Lauren Galleher Mulcahy ’02, Evyn FullerSmith Olshefski ’03, Allan Howe ’02 and Bob Frazer ’03. Brian is an account executive with Retail Sports Marketing and Katherine is a marketing manager with Qwest. They live in Charlotte, N.C.

Katie Previc ’03 and Ryan C. Ballengee, 5/22/10. Elon alumni who participated in the wedding were: Mary Droggitis

’03, Lauren Hoffman ’03 and Maggie Sullivan Massaro ’03. Elon alumni in attendance were: Heather Baldwin Canfield ’97, Katie Sullivan ’02, Katie Berman ’03, Kellie Brielmaier ’03, Jessica Messier ’03, Jessica Munley ’03, Melissa Damaso Pickering ’03, Rebecca Quill ’03 and Cori Wetherald ’04. Katie is a public health analyst for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The couple live in Columbia, Md.

Pamela Gallerani Mattack ’03, Ben Mattack and friends

Cindy Maslanka Riley ’04, Brendan Riley and friends

Victoria Reynolds Rhodes ’04 and Keely Rhodes, 6/5/10. The couple live in Lakeland, Fla., where Victoria works as an education specialist for the Polk County Elections Office.

Whitney Bruce Floersch ’04, Mark Floersch and friends

Abbey Heiskell Castleman ’05 and friends

Kristen Shirley Farley ’05, John Farley and friends


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Cindy Maslanka ’04 and Brendan Riley, 7/3/10. Elon alumni in attendance were: Lauren Williams ’03, Kelly Gallagher ’03, Gretchen Buskirk ’04 and Jenny Yarbrough O’Neill ’04. Cindy is an athletic trainer at Parkside High School. The couple live in Salisbury, Md. Greta Miley Reed ’04 and James H. Cleveland, 6/26/10. The couple were married in Greenville, S.C., where they live.

Greta Reed Cleveland ’04 and Harvey Cleveland

Amy Trageser Noonan ’04 and Ryan Noonan

Zack Pund ’05, Britten Ginsburg Pund ’06 and friends

Shaler Black ’03 and Jason Cooper, 3/6/10. The couple were married in Orlando, Fla., where they live. Shaler works for Cherokee Creek Boys School, a therapeutic boarding school for middle school-aged boys, founded by her parents. She handles alumni relations and fundraising for the school. Pamela Marie Gallerani ’03 and Benjamin H. Mattack, 10/22/09. They were married in Downtown Orlando, Fla., and had the reception at the Atlantic Dance Hall in Disney’s Boardwalk Resort. Elon alumni in attendance were: Meredith Benning ’03, Rachel Bocchino ’04, Lauren Andrews Szvetitz ’04, Sally Lynch ’04, Julie Smith ’04, Christine Jordan ’03, Ashley Regan ’03 and Katie Rutter Cummins ’04. Pamela is a catering

Whitney Bruce ’04 and Mark Floersch, 6/12/10. The couple were married in the Dominican Republic. Elon alumni in attendance were: Kelly Olscik ’04, Marian Bruno ’04, Meredith Bradshaw Walker ’04, Rachel Drake ’04, Jennifer Lamneck Floersch ’04, Logan Mateer Sobonya ’04 and Rich Sobonya ’03. The couple reside in Chicago, Ill.

Brendan Gleason ’05 and Rachael Campbell ’05

Jaclyn Puccini Zatezalo ’06 and Nicholas Zatezalo

Steve Wagner ’05, Brian Sedor and friends

Christine Hopewell Fenn ’06, Michael Fenn ’07 and friends

Amy Trageser ’04 and Ryan P. Noonan, 7/24/10. The couple were married in Duck, N.C., with Erica Lucht ’04 participating in the wedding. Other Elon alumni in attendance were: Carol Trageser Jones ’64, Justin Goodall ’05 and Dana L.P. Meyer ’08. The couple reside in North Pole, Alaska. Rachael Campbell ’05 and Brendan Gleason ’05, 5/29/10. Elon alumni who participated in the wedding were: Kevin Tonkin ’05, Ann Early ’05 and Lauren Forster Callison ’05. The couple reside in Fairfax, Va. Elon alumni in attendance were Richard McGruder ’05, Victoria Pettee ’09, Richard Collison ’05 and Gillian Stagg-Teale ’05. Abbey Kate Heiskell ’05 and David S. Castleman, 6/13/09. Elon alumni in attendance were: Randi Oxendine McMillen ’05, Victoria DeMatteo ’05, Valentina DeMatteo ’05 and Krysten Bailey ’05. The couple reside in Charleston, W.Va. Zack Pund ’05 and Britten Ginsburg ’06, 3/6/10. The couple were married in Mt. Airy, Md., and honeymooned at Tybee Island, Ga. Elon alumni participating in the wedding were Dan Hanson ’05 and Nicole Nenna ’06. Craig Whitham ’05 and Lindsey Goodman Baker ’04 were in attendance. The couple reside in Columbia, Md.

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‘One child at a time’ In a world full of millions of orphans, there is high demand among families wanting to adopt and legions of children who need good homes. But adoptions are becoming increasingly difficult, both domestically and internationally, says Mary Lib Mooney ’81, executive director of the child placement agency International Adoption Guides. “A lot of people do not realize how hard it is,” she says. “We have all of these children in foster care and orphanages, but in actuality, we don’t have a lot of children available to adopt.” Mooney knows the trials and tribulations of adoption from experience. When she and her husband struggled to conceive after their first child was born, the couple began the process of adopting a child from Russia. The adoption fell through. “We had such a terrible experience that I wanted to get involved and make adoptions easier for other people,” she says. The ordeal inspired Mooney, who earned a degree in human services from Elon, to join a domestic adoption agency. She forged connections with international adoption programs, too, and in 2002 established International Adoption Guides. The

organization, based in the Carolinas, has its own programs in Belize, Ethiopia and Kazakhstan. In the past, the organization has hosted programs in China, Guatemala, Russia and Haiti. As executive director, Mooney works with families in the process of adopting at home and abroad. She travels to programs and orphanages abroad, conducts home studies and contributes to various humanitarian efforts. Licensed by the Ethiopian government, International Adoption Guides has completed more than 300 adoptions since establishing programs in the cities of Addis Ababa and Mekele. The agency’s partners in Kazakhstan have been processing adoptions since 1997, completing more than 2,000 adoptions over the past 13 years. The Ministry of Woman’s Affairs, the Ministry of Education and the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan have lauded the agency for its clean record and success in placing children. Despite the agency ’s accomplishments, Mooney says, increased regulation of adoptions in the United States and other countries has made the process cumbersome. “When I started traveling to Ethiopia, we were getting families in and out in six months, and now it’s at least a year,” Mooney says. “In Guatemala, it used to be four months, then a year, and now

Kristen Ann Shirley ’05 and John J. Farley, 8/1/09. Kristen is a teacher. The couple reside in Plymouth, Mass.

Jaclyn Nicole Puccini ’06 and Nicholas Zatezalo, 8/21/10. The couple reside in Atlanta, Ga.

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Steve Wagner ’05 and Brian Sedor, Donna Marie Webber ’08 and 7/16/10. The couple held their com- James C. Wilkinson, 5/14/10. The mitment ceremony at Historic couple were married in Charleston, Waynesborough in Paoli, Pa. Elon S.C. Elon alumni in attendance alumni who attended the ceremony were: Betsy Whitehead ’08, Lindsay were: Jessica Snow Feinberg ’03, Morgan ’08, Brandon Middleton ’08, Michelle LaSalle ’04, Bethany Chloe Baker ’07, Devin Kelley ’08, Beechy Sanford ’05, Ellen Whiteman Morgan Massey ’07, Heather Talley ’05, Michael Bumbry ’07 and Tim ’07, Sarah Schupp ’08, Mike Purcell Rosner ’05. Steve is a behavioral ’07, Ben Efird ’08, Hilary Watson ’08, specialist for Delaware County. The Ashley Sabol ’08, Nicole Spurlock ’08, Shannon Guerard ’08, Margo couple live in Norristown, Pa. Smith ’08, Lauren Doxsey ’08, Kelly Christine Hopewell ’06 and Michael Chencharik ’08 and Lindsay Young A. Fenn ’07, 6/27/09. The couple ’08. Donna is pursing a law degree. reside in Charlotte, N.C. The couple live in Durham, N.C.

Mary Lib Mooney ’81, at left

the country is closed to adoptions. In China, when I started, it was six months. Now it is five years or more.” Many countries have instituted restrictions on the number of adoptions that can be processed annually. China, once the biggest source for international adoptions, recently created stricter policies preventing homosexual couples, singles and obese individuals from adopting. In the United States, the government has started to crack down on adoptions without proper paperwork and birth certificates to ensure that the children being adopted are actual orphans, not exploited children who have been kidnapped or sold.

“There are fewer places to adopt children, but there’s the same number of people wanting to adopt,” Mooney explains. “You get a backlog.” That hasn’t stopped Mooney from working hard on behalf of the world’s orphans. “Children don’t have a lot of rights. We need more advocates for children. The abuse so many of these children go through is heartbreaking,” Mooney says. “A lot of people ask me how I do this job, because I’ve been to some terrible places. I tell them I do it one child at a time.”

Cindy Goodson ’10 and Andy Blanchard, 6/26/10. Cindy is a math teacher at Knox Central High School. The couple live in Knoxville, Tenn.

Christine is a reading specialist for Baltimore County.


’90s Holly Bell Gates ’91 and Tracy Gates, Winston-Salem, N.C., adopted their son, Trenton, age 3, from Ethiopia in Dec. 2009. He joins older siblings Sydney and Tyler. Christine Zellers Heckert ’97 and Gregg R. Heckert, Millersville, Md. Son: Reece Coltin. 10/23/09.

Marisa Morgan Bryant ’98 and Josh Bryant, Raleigh, N.C. Son: Ezekiel “Zeke” James. 11/10/09. Jeni Schompert McAllister ’98 and Kris McAllister, Wendell, N.C. Daughter: Sara Abigail. 2/4/10. She joins older sister Maddie. Jeni is a sales manager for Schwab Performance Technologies in Raleigh. Meghan McGlinn Manfra ’98 and Dennis Manfra, Raleigh, N.C. Daughter: Mia Corinne. 9/16/09. Meghan is an assistant professor of curriculum, instruction and counselor education at North Carolina State University. the magazine of elon


Class Notes Summer Johnson Holbert ’02 and Nicholas Holbert, Stafford, Va. Son: Campbell James. 3/6/10. Summer works in human resources for Raytheon. Regan Beaudry Burney ’03 and Brian Burney, Raleigh, N.C. Daughter: Lila Violet. 3/7/10. Holly Bell Gates ’91, husband Tracy and children Sydney, Tyler and Trenton

Meghan McGlinn Manfra ’98, husband Dennis and daughter Mia

Jeni Schompert McAllister ’98, husband Kris and daughters Sara and Maddie

Marisa Morgan Bryant ’98, husband Josh and son Zeke

Alexandria Autry Keilen ’03 and Jeff Keilen, Mint Hill, N.C. Daughter: Vivienne Autry. 7/14/10. Alexandria teaches fifth grade for CharlotteMecklenburg Schools. Jessica Burgeson Kaczenski ’04 and Rick J. Kaczenski, Coralville, Iowa. Son: Victor James. 6/20/10.

Allison Kesler Walsh ’99, husband Daniel and son Daniel

Michael Murphy ’99, wife Beth and twins Steven and Justin

Brie Bittenbender Butler ’00, husband Dain and twins Beau and Blue

Jeffrey Sanders ’00, Lisa McChristian Sanders ’01 and daughter Adelaide

Billy Duffy ’01, Suzanne George Duffy ’02 and daughters Reagan and Addison

Amy Ocheltree Schaaf ’04 and Chris Schaaf, Charlotte, N.C. Son: Landon Behle. 3/23/10. Towa Brady Teague ’04 and Thomas Teague, Snow Camp, N.C. Son: Bennett Scott. 3/22/10. Towa is a teacher. Avery Edwards ’05 and Rochelle Edwards, Apex, N.C. Son: Ethan James. 1/14/10. Avery is a senior consultant for Clarkston Consulting.

Stephanie Boland Bucksner ’01, husband Joe and children Grayson and Cadyn

Regan Beaudry Burney ’03 and daughter Lila Violet

Misty-Dawn O’Day ’98 G’07 and Maximo Donaire, Burlington, N.C. Son: Maximo Liam. 6/14/10. MistyDawn is a manager for American Express. Jenifer Nirmaier Ross ’98 and Scott Ross ’97, Jacksonville Beach, Fla. Son: Andrew. 4/20/10. He joins older brother Timothy. Jocelyn Chandler Williams ’98 and Lewis Williams ’98, Annapolis, Md. Son: Mason Adams. 4/8/10. He joins older siblings Ellie Jane and Graham. Jocelyn is a principal for jma Consulting llc and Lewis is a regional sales representative for Federated Investors. Kelly Merriman Copeland ’99 and Jeff Copeland, Greensboro, N.C. Daughter: Sadie Priscilla. 1/11/10. She joins older brothers John and Nathan. Kristen Kurtz Robiglio ’99 and Maurice Robiglio, Mason, Ohio. Son: Samuel. 8/12/10. He joins older sister Katherine.


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Jessica Burgeson Kaczenski ’04, husband Rick and son Victor

Towa Brady Teague ’04, husband Thomas and son Bennett

Michael T. Murphy ’99 and Beth Murphy, Southborough, Mass. Twins: Steven and Justin. 9/17/09. Michael is a financial analyst for State Street Bank. Allison Kesler Walsh ’99 and Daniel C. Walsh, Boone, N.C. Son: Daniel Derek. 8/15/09.

’00s Brie Bittenbender Butler ’00 and Dain Butler, Graham, N.C. Twins: Blue (girl) and Beau (boy). 4/4/10. Brie graduated in May with a master’s degree in school administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She works as a curriculum facilitator for the AlamanceBurlington School System. Amanda Wentzler Fitch ’00 and Zach Fitch, Highlands, N.J. Daughter: Everleigh-Jane. 6/2/10. Amanda is owner and operator of Frontier Adjusters. Jeffrey L. Sanders ’00 and Lisa McChristian Sanders ’01, Phoenix, Md. Daughter: Adelaide Rose. 1/12/10.

Allison Cody Turner ’07, husband Nicholas and son Asher

Carolyn Donnee McIntyre ’05 and Carl McIntyre, Cary, N.C. Daughter: Carys Spencer. 5/17/10.

Meghann Smith Wellard ’00 and Brandon Wellard, Odenton, Md. Daughter: Lillian Elizabeth. 10/19/10.

Lyndsay Conroy Johnson ’06 and Sam A. Johnson, Alburtis, Pa. Son: Connor James. 6/27/10. Lyndsay works in sales for Finish Line Running Store.

Stephanie Boland Bucksner ’01 and Joe Bucksner, Wilmington, Del. Son: Cadyn. 7/6/10.

Allison Cody Turner ’07 and Nicholas W. Turner, Swansea, Ill. Son: Asher Mark. 12/19/09.

Billy Duffy ’01 and Suzanne George Duffy ’02, Holmdel, N.J. Daughter: Reagan Deborah. 6/20/10. She joins older sister Addison and is the granddaughter of Ronald George ’66 and the grandniece of Wanda George ’76. Danielle Bowman Stephenson ’01 and Scott Stephenson, Towson, Md. Daughter: Ava Kelly. 12/30/08. Danielle is a teacher for Anne Arundel Public Schools and recently completed the master’s program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Erin Callihan Chappelle ’02 and Robert Chappelle, Avon Lake, Ohio. Son: James. 11/30/09. Erin is an operations manager for Keller Williams Realty in Westlake, Ohio.


’30s Mary Rawles Jones Stephenson ’31, Suffolk, Va. 8/24/10.

’40s Marjorie Camille Kivette ’41, Burlington, N.C. 10/2/10. Robert E. Johnston ’44, Louisville, Ky. 8/9/10. Doris Clapp Gilliam ’48, Elon, N.C. 8/31/10. Grace Ward Vickery ’48, Henderson, N.C. 8/6/10.

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’50s Donald Arlon Brande Sr. ’50, Garner, N.C. 6/5/10. Nash Eugene Hardy Jr. ’50, WinstonSalem, N.C. 7/2/10. James W. Hayes ’50, Greenville, S.C. 5/22/10. Barbara Boone Hall ’54 P’80, Liberty, N.C. 7/9/10. Amick Harris “A.H.” Patterson Jr. ’54, Graham, N.C. 8/13/10. Robert Niemyer ’55, Vero Beach, Fla. 11/25/09.


Vincent Vitale ’57, Ventura, Calif. 4/11/10.

Charles Robert “Bob” Flintom ’71, Inman, S.C. 7/4/10.

Hubert Ford Bolick ’58, Burlington, N.C. 8/7/10.

Patti Sue Key Huey ’78, Elon, N.C. 9/20/10.




Michaux “Shack” Raine III ’61, Penhook, Va. 7/30/10.

Eugene Wesley “Chip” Adcock IV ’94, Houston, Texas. 8/13/10.

Betty Houston Ammerman ’66, Charlotte, N.C. 7/23/10.

Bradley William Robinson ’97, Athens, Ga. 6/13/10.

Alice Najarian Essen ’86 G’92, Graham, N.C. 7/20/10. She served as director of international and graduate admissions from 1986 to 1999.


Jeffrey A. Lopilato ’99, Suwanee, Ga. 8/22/10.

Michelle A. Pfleger ’14, Hackettstown, N.J. 9/24/10.

Roger Gant Jr., Burlington, N.C. 7/26/10. He was a trustee emeritus of the university who served on the board of trustees for 20 years, 1973-93.

Neill Lawrence Key ’70, Graham, N.C. 9/8/10.

Mary Ellis Vuncannon ’55, Ramseur, N.C. 7/22/10.

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Sitting, L-R: Janet Warman, Prudence Layne, Martha Smith Trout, Mary Jo Festle, Kathy Lyday-Lee. Standing, L-R: Jean Schwind, Kirstin Ringelberg.

A champion for women and Elon martha smith trout has broken a barrier or two in her lifetime. Trout was one of a handful of female Elon faculty members when she joined the English department in the 1960s. A trailblazer for women on campus and in the community, she lobbied Elon administrators to establish a women’s studies program, the forerunner to the university’s current women’s/gender studies program. “I was convinced that women’s studies was an important part of the curriculum at Elon,” recalls Trout, who retired from Elon in 1995 following a 29-year career. “The faculty and curriculum were male-dominated, and we needed a suitable representation of the importance of women in life and literature.” Trout still champions women’s issues—and Elon. She has made a gift to endow the Martha S. Smith Fund for Faculty Development, which will support faculty in the English, literature and women’s/gender studies programs. Resources from the fund will enable faculty to attend professional conferences

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and workshops to remain current in their fields. Trout chose to endow the fund now so she can meet the faculty who will benefit from her generosity. She also has taken advantage of attractive annuity rates to make a planned gift to Elon, which will provide her with lifetime income and support her fund in perpetuity. “When I was a faculty member, I saw the difference it made in our department when professors interacted with their peers outside Elon and brought back exciting new ideas,” Trout says. “I want our English department to continue to have that kind of stimulation with fresh ideas coming in from other schools. That’s how we become stronger.” Trout encourages others to support Elon with a gift now and in the future through planned giving. She credits the university with making the process easy and satisfying. “I was excited to make this gift because I feel like I grew up with Elon,” she says.

To learn more about how you can support the Ever Elon Campaign and make a diff erence at Elon with a charitable gift annuity or other planned gift, contact: Jamie Killorin cpa/pfs, cfp®, Director of Gift Planning Toll free 877.784.3566 // //

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Honor Roll of Donors From the Office of the President As we enter the final year of Ever Elon: The Campaign for the Future of Our University, I would like to share with you the profound impact that campaign donors have had on Elon students and the university as a whole. With their gifts, alumni, parents and friends have created more than 125 Leo M. Lambert President endowed scholarships and established other endowments to support the work of our outstanding faculty scholars. Such generosity ensures that Elon remains accessible to more outstanding students with financial need and continues to recruit and retain world-class faculty. New facilities, including Lindner Hall in the Academic Village and Alumni Field House adjacent to Rhodes Stadium, enhance student learning and the Phoenix athletics program. Our supporters continue to respond generously to the Ever Elon Campaign. As of mid-October, donors have contributed more than $80 million toward the $100 million campaign goal. We will need the support of all our friends to complete the Ever Elon Campaign so that Elon can continue to transform young lives. During the 2009-2010 fiscal year, donors contributed $11 million in gifts to the university, helping to strengthen the Elon student experience. In this 2009-2010 Elon Society Honor Roll of Donors, we offer thanks to those who sustain excellence each year and enable Elon to prepare graduates for lives of meaningful work and service. I am grateful to all our donors for their commitment to this extraordinary engaged learning community.


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The Elon Society Giving Circles Elon Society giving circles recognize donors who made gifts of $2,500 or more to the university’s 2009–2010 annual operating funds, including gifts to the Elon Fund, Parents & Grandparents Fund, Phoenix Club and School of Law Annual Scholarship Fund. FOUNDER’S CIRCLE $25,000 + Robert A. Clohan III Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Dancer Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Darling ❖ Louis DeJoy & Dr. Aldona Wos Mr. & Mrs. Edward W. Doherty ❖ Gail M. Drew Mr. & Mrs.Wesley R. Elingburg ❖ Golden LEAF Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Jack Hazel ❖ Images for Change / Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Bruns Mr. & Mrs. Bradford A. Koury Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Long, Jr. Mr. & Mrs.Walker E. Love, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Mark T. Mahaffey ❖ The McMichael Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Noiles Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Reifler ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Warren G. Rhodes ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Jerry D. Richardson, Sr. ❖ The Riversville Foundation Mr. & Mrs. James H. Smith, Jr. Peggy H. Smith William H. Smith ❖ Tobacco Industry Testing Laboratories Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, Inc.

CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE $10,000-$24,999 Mr. & Mrs. Noel L. Allen ❖ Mr. & Mrs.William T. Amick Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Howard F. Arner ❖ A. Christine Baker ❖ Mary Duke Biddle Foundation Mr. & Mrs.Thomas E. Chandler ❖ Dr. & Mrs.Wallace L. Chandler ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Jin S. Chung Mr. & Mrs. John R. Congdon, Jr. Soraya Cricenti & William Collins Dr. Lawrence D’Angelo & Dr. Dolores D’Angelo Mr. & Mrs. John Deford Estate of J. C. Dillingham Charles A. Frueauff Foundation, Inc. David R. Gergen 42

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Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Glass Mr. & Mrs. B. Kelly Graves, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James D. Henderson, Jr. ❖ The Honorable & Mrs. R. Samuel Hunt III ❖ Nicholas A. Igdalsky Mr. & Mrs. Maurice N. Jennings, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Dave L. Kennedy ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Christopher P. Martin Mr. & Mrs.William M. Matthews Dr. Rose Mattioli & Dr. Joseph Mattioli Mr. & Mrs. James W. Maynard Mr. & Mrs. Peter J. Murphy Mr. & Mrs. Robert Patrick Mr. & Mrs. Paul L. Perito Dr. & Mrs. James B. Powell ❖ Mr. & Mrs.T. Scott Quakenbush ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Geoffrey S. Rehnert, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Revson Mr. & Mrs. John G. Rice Richard J. Schmeelk Virginia Schmeelk Mr. & Mrs. Donald E. Scott Mr. & Mrs. Curwood Sessoms ❖ Richard H. Shirley, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Richard C. Sneed, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Gary Stevenson Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Sykes ❖ Mr. & Mrs. David Tabor ❖ Triad Foundation, Inc. F. Davis Turnage, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. David Turner ❖ Rear Adm. Edward K.Walker, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Zachary T.Walker, III ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Arthur T.Ward III Mr. & Mrs. H. Michael Weaver Weaver Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs.Winston Weinmann Mr. & Mrs.T. Conrad Wetterau Mr. & Mrs. C. Grayson Whitt ❖ Dr. & Mrs.William E.Wilkinson, Sr. Sally G.Williams Estate of Charlotte H.Wyatt Alan J.Young ❖ Mr. & Mrs. David Young ❖ Dr. & Mrs. Fred Young ❖

PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE $5,000-$9,999 AT&T Mr. & Mrs. Steven E. Allen ❖ Andras Foundation / Cody J. Andras Andras Foundation / Mr. & Mrs. David S. Andras Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Armstrong, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Dwight I. Arnesen Mr. & Mrs. A. M. Barnes III ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Walter H. Bass III ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Begley Mr. & Mrs. Charles G. Berg Amy Berry Mr. & Mrs. Munroe Best, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Clement M. Best III ❖

Mary Hope Best-Crocker & Blain Crocker ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Donald K. Blalock ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Harvey V. Braswell Mr. & Mrs. Paul H. Brigman III Mr. & Mrs. Roberts W. Brokaw III Suzanne M. Broyhill Mr. & Mrs. Samuel L. Burke ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Calio Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Carey Mr. & Mrs. Allen Castner Mr. & Mrs. John H. Cavanaugh Mr. & Mrs. John Charlesworth ❖ Charles R. Clohan Dr. & Mrs. Donald V. Covington ❖ Mr. & Mrs.William S. Creekmuir ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Michael S. Cross ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Alan H. Crouch ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James B. Crouch, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence F. Cruise Eggert Dagbjartsson & Bjorg Bergsveinsdottir Mr. & Mrs.William DePuy Douglas J. Dooley Duke Energy Foundation Dr. & Mrs. Bernard S. Esrock Mr. & Mrs. John Gaither Mr. & Mrs.Thomas Giegerich Mr. & Mrs. David D. Glass Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Goldstein Ellen Gregg & Michael Lebo D. H. Griffin, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Charles Griffith Mr. & Mrs. James A. Hendrickson ❖ Dr. & Mrs.William N. P. Herbert ❖ Peggy B. Hinkle Mr. & Mrs. Clayton Hollis, Jr. Dr. R. Leroy Howell ❖ Laurie Jarrett Mr. & Mrs. Maurice N. Jennings, Sr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Frode Jensen Mr. & Mrs. Peter M. Keaveney Mr. & Mrs. James E. Killorin ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Walter C. King Mr. & Mrs. Mark Kundla Dr. & Mrs. Leo M. Lambert ❖ Mr.* & Mrs. Robert E. LaRose Mr. & Mrs. David W. Lazier Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. LeBlanc ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Stewart Leonard, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Cliff Lilly Mr. & Mrs. Jack R. Lindley, Sr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Frank R. Lyon James E. Mahoney Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Malloy Mr. & Mrs. Dewitt Methvin III Mr. & Mrs. Ocie F. Murray, Jr. ❖ NC IOLTA Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Norris ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James Nugent, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Thomas O’Brien Mr. & Mrs. Scott P. O’Callaghan Mr. & Mrs.Timothy O’Connor Dr. & Mrs. Paul F. Parsons ❖ David Perron Mr. & Mrs. David C. Porter Mr. & Mrs. Bruce B. Proctor

Mr. & Mrs. John M. Pruitt Mr. & Mrs. Russell Ray The Redwoods Group / Mr. & Mrs. Kevin A.Trapani Mr. & Mrs. James E. Robertson Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Y. Safrit Mr. & Mrs. Bennett B. Sapp Mr. & Mrs. Milton T. Schaeffer, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Terry Shore Mr. & Mrs.William Smart Mr. & Mrs. Evan Solender The Honorable & Mrs. James C. Spencer, Jr. David Spina & Victoria Mars William M. Stewart ❖ Jerry R. Strickland Mr. & Mrs. Philip D. Stuart ❖ Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. R. Christopher Teter Mr. & Mrs. James M.Theiss W. Campbell Tims Mr. & Mrs. James P.Turner IV The Wachovia Foundation Arthur T.Ward IV Charles E.Ward Christopher V. Ward Cynthia F.Ward ❖ Dorothy M.Ward Mr. & Mrs.W. Hunt Ward ❖ Laurence Weiss Mr. & Mrs. Clyde E.Welch, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs.William Westendorf Mr. & Mrs. Brian Williams

LEADERSHIP CIRCLE $2,500-$4,999 Mr. & Mrs. Perry A. Appino Mr. & Mrs.Tom L. Armstrong Mr. & Mrs.Thomas A. Ballantyne Raymond Beck & Dr. Deborah Hatton-Beck ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Arthur B. Belden Claudia W. Belk Mr. & Mrs. David L. Blank ❖ Mr. & Mrs. H.Thomas Bobo Mr. & Mrs.Timothy W. Boone ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Barry A. Bradberry ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Edwin J. Bradley, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Joel E. Brown Dr. & Mrs. Geoffrey H. Browne Dr. & Mrs. John J. Burbridge, Jr. ❖ Burlington / Alamance County Convention & Visitors Bureau ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Philip B. Cady, Jr. Mr. & Mrs.William J. Calpin ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Reid Campbell ❖ Capital Bank Charitable Foundation Capital Bank Foundation ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Gregg K. Carpenter Mr. & Mrs. Ed Chapline Mr. & Mrs. Kevin J. Chase Mr. & Mrs. John A. Chavis ❖ Haywood D. Cochrane, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Barry Coffman Mr. & Mrs.William S. Coffman ❖

Mr. & Mrs.Thomas G. Conally ❖ Dr. Glenda Crawford & Dr. Larry Crawford Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Davis III ❖ Dr. & Mrs. F. Gerald Dillashaw ❖ Raymond Dorado & Kathryn Carson Mr. & Mrs. John E. Doubek ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Dunham Dr. & Mrs. Robert N. Ellington ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Steven L. Ellington ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Edward Eng ❖ Mr. & Mrs.William D. Eydt Mr. & Mrs.William G. Ferrell Dr. & Mrs. Richard N. Fisher, Sr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. P. Michael Florio Mr. & Mrs. Ronald J. Foresta ❖ Mr. & Mrs. John Fox ❖ Dr. & Mrs. Gerald L. Francis ❖ Mr. & Mrs. John A. Freeman Mr. & Mrs. John B. Frisch Mr. & Mrs. Allen E. Gant, Jr. ❖ Dr. Mary Gowan & Dr. Ed Moore ❖ Thomas Grathwohl Mr. & Mrs. James W. Green J.Thad Gulliford ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Sherrill G. Hall ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Marc D. Hallberg ❖ Dr. & Mrs. James Harrell, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Harris ❖ Dr. Nancy Harris & Dr. Joseph Harris Ellen W. Hartman Hayden-Harman Foundation Mr. & Mrs.William Heflin Mr. & Mrs. Harold W. Hill, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. John R. Hill ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Paul O. Hirschbiel, Jr.

Dr. Steven House & Dr. Patricia House ❖ Dr. Judith Howard & Dr. James Howard Mr. & Mrs. George W. Hughes Nicholas A. Igdalsky Mr. & Mrs.William J. Inman ❖ Marc Isaacson & Jill Wilson Dr. & Mrs. G. Smith Jackson ❖ George Johnson & Linda Morris Mr. & Mrs. Horace M. Johnson, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Mazin A. Kalian Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Kelly Mr. & Mrs. R. David Kimball Mr. & Mrs. John W. Kincaid, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Robert V. Kirchen Mr. & Mrs. Peter Klopman ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Ernest A. Koury, Sr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Ernest A. Koury, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Maurice J. Koury ❖ Mr. & Mrs. John R. Kovalcik LabCorp The Landmark Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Robert R. Lane Eugene M. Lang Mr. & Mrs. Donald G. Larson Eugenia H. Leggett Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Leith ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James C. Lewis Becky R. Loboda Mr. & Mrs. Edward Maguire Frank Mangano Foundation / Margaret Erwin Mangano Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Mann Mr. & Mrs. Jay Margolis, Jr.

The Rev. Dr. & Mrs. Alfred W. Matthews Mr. & Mrs. Michael G. Mayer ❖ Mr. & Mrs. John McDonald Mr. & Mrs. A.W. McGee ❖ Mr. & Mrs. John McGovern ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Hugh McKay Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Menchaca Mr. & Mrs. Peter D. Meyer MidCarolina Bank ❖ Dr. Nancy S. Midgette & Charles O. Midgette ❖ Mr. & Mrs. David R. Moore ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Jerry L. Moore, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. George Moore Mr. & Mrs. Donald L. Morrison ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Morrison Mr. & Mrs.William Morten Mr. & Mrs. Buell E. Moser, Sr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs.William Moss Mr. & Mrs. F. B. Myers, Jr. NC State Bar Board of CLE Mr. & Mrs. Bill L. Nall ❖ Mr. & Mrs. George T. Nall ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Michael Neal ❖ Mr. & Mrs. C. Ashton Newhall ❖ Patrick M. O’Malley Mr. & Mrs. Edward T. Perkins ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James B. Piatt, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. David B. Plyler James Arthur Pope ❖ Mr. & Mrs. B. Clyde Preslar The Presser Foundation Dr. Nathan C. Pulkingham Mr. & Mrs. E. Kemp Reece ❖ Dr. & Mrs. Douglas Reed

Mr. & Mrs. Fairfax C. Reynolds ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Wesley B. Reynolds, Sr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. L. Michael Riccio, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Crit Richardson ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Harry T. Rose Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Schiffman III ❖ Dr. Richard Schroth & C. Robin Moore-Schroth Mr. & Mrs. Kirk A. Shaw ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Jay B. Shipowitz ❖ The Rev. Dr.Walstein W. Snyder ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Robert Sperry Mr. & Mrs. David A. Stevens Mr. & Mrs. M. Kent Strosnider ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Peter Sundman Mr. & Mrs. Francis Taylor Dr. & Mrs. Robert Thomas Dr. Richard Thompson & Dr. Peggy Thompson ❖ Dr. & Mrs. Douglas Tyler United Church of Christ Local Church Ministries Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell L.Varner ❖ The Wagner Foundation ❖ Nancy J.Watson & Dr. James Watson* James W.White Mr. & Mrs. Gerald O.Whittington ❖ Mr. & Mrs.T. Evan Williams, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Russell R.Wilson ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Martin R.Wise Mr. & Mrs. Alan D.Woodlief, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Yarwood Dr. Deborah Yow-Bowden & Dr.William Yow-Bowden ❖ Youths’ Friends Association Margaret J. Zint ❖

The Elon Society The Elon Society includes all donors who gave $1,500 or more for any purpose during the 2009–2010 fiscal year. An alumnus who graduated in the past five years may join The Elon Society with a $500 gift, and one who graduated in the past six to ten years may join with a gift of $1,000. By their faithful support, Elon Society members demonstrate their belief in Elon’s educational mission.



$25,000 + Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Anderson Andras Foundation / Cody J. Andras Andras Foundation / Mr. & Mrs. David S. Andras Mr. & Mrs. Robert P. Badavas Mr. & Mrs. Leslie M. Baker, Jr. Mr. & Mrs.Walter H. Bass III ❖ Mr. & Mrs. John H. Cavanaugh Robert A. Clohan III Mr. & Mrs. John R. Congdon, Jr. Estate of J. Beverly Congleton, Jr. Mr. & Mrs.William S. Creekmuir ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Dancer Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Darling ❖ Mr. & Mrs. F. Leary Davis, Jr. ❖ Louis DeJoy & Dr. Aldona Wos Mr. & Mrs. Edward W. Doherty ❖ Gail M. Drew Mr. & Mrs.Wesley R. Elingburg ❖ Barry S. Frank Mr. & Mrs.William A. Frank Mr. & Mrs. John Gaither

Mr. & Mrs. Allen E. Gant, Jr. ❖ Golden LEAF Foundation M.William Grant ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert M. Grosvenor Mr. & Mrs. Jack Hazel ❖ The Hearst Foundations, Inc. Dr. & Mrs. Richard R. Henderson Mr. & Mrs. James A. Hendrickson ❖ Mr. & Mrs. John R. Hill ❖ Ernest C. Hunt, Jr. The Honorable & Mrs. R. Samuel Hunt III ❖ Images for Change / Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Bruns ING Foundation Mr. & Mrs.William J. Inman ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Maurice N. Jennings, Sr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Maurice N. Jennings, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Kaplan Mr. & Mrs. Bradford A. Koury Dr. & Mrs. Leo M. Lambert ❖ Mr. & Mrs. John N. Landi Mr. * & Mrs. Robert E. LaRose Dr. & Mrs.W. Bryan Latham ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Long, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs.Walker E. Love, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Frank R. Lyon Mr. & Mrs.Thomas P. Mac Mahon Mr. & Mrs. Mark T. Mahaffey ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James C. McGill, Sr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Thomas J. McInerney The McMichael Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs.Willard L. Mills, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Jerry L. Moore, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Furman C. Moseley, Jr. Kathleen M. Niple Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Noiles Mr. & Mrs. Igor V. Pavlov Dr. & Mrs.Thomas E. Powell, III The Redwoods Group / Mr. & Mrs. Kevin A.Trapani Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Reifler ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Warren G. Rhodes ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Jerry D. Richardson, Sr. ❖ The Riversville Foundation Dr. & Mrs.William S. Roberts Dr. & Mrs. Jerry R. Robertson ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Milton T. Schaeffer, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Donald E. Scott Mr. & Mrs. James H. Smith, Jr. the magazine of elon


Peggy H. Smith S. Sonjia Smith William H. Smith ❖ Mr.* & Mrs. George M. Steinbrenner III Tobacco Industry Testing Laboratories The Rev. & Mrs. John G.Truitt, Jr. ❖ F. Davis Turnage, Jr. Rear Adm. Edward K.Walker, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Zachary T.Walker, III ❖ Cynthia F.Ward ❖ Mr. & Mrs.W. Hunt Ward ❖ Nancy J.Watson & Dr. James Watson* Mr. & Mrs. H. Michael Weaver Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, Inc. Sapphire Foundation / Mr. & Mrs. Daniel J.Woods Mr. & Mrs.W. Cecil Worsley III ❖ Dr. Deborah Yow-Bowden & Dr.William Yow-Bowden ❖

$10,000-$24,999 Mr. & Mrs. Noel L. Allen ❖ Mr. & Mrs.William T. Amick Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Howard F. Arner ❖ A. Christine Baker ❖ Mr. & Mrs. John M. Barry Mary Duke Biddle Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Samuel L. Burke ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Thomas E. Chandler ❖ Dr. & Mrs.Wallace L. Chandler ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Jin S. Chung Soraya Cricenti & William Collins Dr. Lawrence D’Angelo & Dr. Dolores D’Angelo Mr. & Mrs. John Deford Estate of J. C. Dillingham Mr. & Mrs.Tom Faries Mr. & Mrs. Ronald J. Foresta ❖ Charles A. Frueauff Foundation, Inc. David R. Gergen Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Glass Thomas Grathwohl Mr. & Mrs. B. Kelly Graves, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James D. Henderson, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Hutchinson, Jr. The Honorable Jeanette W. Hyde & Wallace N. Hyde Nicholas A. Igdalsky Susie C. Karl Mr. & Mrs. Dave L. Kennedy ❖ Mr. & Mrs. George J. Kilroy ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Jack R. Lindley, Sr. ❖ Ikey T. Little Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. MacDaniels The Thomas Allen Manfuso Foundation / Yardley M. Manfuso Mr. & Mrs. Christopher P. Martin Mr. & Mrs. Brian W. Martindale ❖ Mr. & Mrs.William M. Matthews Dr. Rose Mattioli & Dr. Joseph Mattioli Mr. & Mrs. James W. Maynard Mr. & Mrs. Malcolm L. McAllister Mr. & Mrs. John McGovern ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Peter J. Murphy Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Murray Mr. & Mrs. James L. Myers, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Patrick Mr. & Mrs. Donald S. Pennington Mr. & Mrs. Paul L. Perito 44

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Mr. & Mrs. Howard Pickett Dr. & Mrs. James B. Powell ❖ The Presser Foundation Mr. & Mrs.T. Scott Quakenbush ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Geoffrey S. Rehnert, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Revson Mr. & Mrs. John G. Rice Mr. & Mrs. Harry T. Rose Nancy Rutland Richard J. Schmeelk Virginia Schmeelk Mr. & Mrs. Curwood Sessoms ❖ Richard H. Shirley, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Richard C. Sneed, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Gary Stevenson Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation Mr. & Mrs. David Sussan Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Sykes ❖ Mr. & Mrs. David Tabor ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Robert A.Team, Jr. Robert A.Team III Triad Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. David Turner ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Arthur T.Ward III Weaver Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs.Winston Weinmann Mr. & Mrs.T. Conrad Wetterau Mr. & Mrs. Samuel W.White Mr. & Mrs. C. Grayson Whitt ❖ Dr. & Mrs.William E.Wilkinson, Sr. Sally G.Williams Estate of Charlotte H.Wyatt Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Yarwood Alan J.Young ❖ Mr. & Mrs. David Young ❖ Dr. & Mrs. Fred Young ❖

$5,000-$9,999 AT&T Mr. & Mrs. Steven E. Allen ❖ Mr. & Mrs. J. Douglas Amick ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Prescott Ammarell Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Armstrong, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Dwight I. Arnesen Mr. & Mrs. A. M. Barnes III ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James A. Barnwell, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Begley Mr. & Mrs. Charles G. Berg Amy Berry Mr. & Mrs. Munroe Best, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Clement M. Best III ❖ Mary Hope Best-Crocker & Blain Crocker ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Donald K. Blalock ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Donald Bolden ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Brian K. Branson ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Harvey V. Braswell Mr. & Mrs. Paul H. Brigman III Mr. & Mrs. Roberts W. Brokaw III Dr. Janie P. Brown ❖ Suzanne M. Broyhill Dr. & Mrs. Robert M. Califf Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Calio Capital Bank Charitable Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Carey Mr. & Mrs. Allen Castner Mr. & Mrs. John Charlesworth ❖ Dr. & Mrs. Paul H. Cheek Charles R. Clohan Dr. & Mrs. Donald V. Covington ❖

Mr. & Mrs. Michael S. Cross ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Alan H. Crouch ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James B. Crouch, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence F. Cruise Eggert Dagbjartsson & Bjorg Bergsveinsdottir Mr. & Mrs. Gary R. Davis ❖ Mr. & Mrs.William DePuy Douglas J. Dooley Duke Energy Foundation Dr. & Mrs. Bernard S. Esrock Mr. & Mrs. M. L. Gibson Mr. & Mrs.Thomas Giegerich Mr. & Mrs. David D. Glass Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Goldstein Ellen Gregg & Michael Lebo D. H. Griffin, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Charles Griffith Clifford Hardy, Jr. & Judy Morris-Hardy Mr. & Mrs.William T. Harris Mr. & Mrs. Paul Hartley Mr. & Mrs.Thomas J. Hedrick Ann T. Herbert Dr. & Mrs.William N. P. Herbert ❖ Peggy B. Hinkle Mr. & Mrs. Clayton Hollis, Jr. Dr. R. Leroy Howell ❖ Laurie Jarrett Mr. & Mrs. Frode Jensen Darden W. Jones, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John M. Jordan Mr. & Mrs. David B. Kay Mr. & Mrs. Peter M. Keaveney Mr. & Mrs. Roy E. Keeny, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James E. Killorin ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Walter C. King Mr. & Mrs. Mark Kundla Mr. & Mrs. Robert R. Lane Dorothy M.W. Lang ❖ Mr. & Mrs. David W. Lazier Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. LeBlanc ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Stewart Leonard, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Cliff Lilly Dr. Deborah Long & Dr. Eugene Long ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Thomas J. Madden III James E. Mahoney Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Malloy Frank Mangano Foundation / Margaret Erwin Mangano Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. McGlinn Mr. & Mrs. Hugh J. McIlrevey Mr. & Mrs. John J. McMackin, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Brian J. McMerty Mr. & Mrs. Dewitt Methvin III MidCarolina Bank ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Ocie F. Murray, Jr. ❖ NC IOLTA Mr. & Mrs. George T. Nall ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Norris ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James Nugent, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Thomas O’Brien Mr. & Mrs. Scott P. O’Callaghan Mr. & Mrs.Timothy O’Connor Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Parker Dr. & Mrs. Paul F. Parsons ❖ David Perron Mr. & Mrs.William J. Pesce Mr. & Mrs. David C. Porter Mr. & Mrs. Bruce B. Proctor Mr. & Mrs. John M. Pruitt Mr. & Mrs. Russell Ray

Mr. & Mrs. Geoffrey S. Rehnert, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. James E. Robertson Gordon C. Russell Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Y. Safrit Mr. & Mrs. Bennett B. Sapp Kevin Sasser ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Terry Shore Mr. & Mrs.William Smart Mr. & Mrs. Evan Solender The Honorable & Mrs. James C. Spencer, Jr. David Spina & Victoria Mars William M. Stewart ❖ Jerry R. Strickland Mr. & Mrs. Philip D. Stuart ❖ Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation, Inc. Lydia Tart ❖ Mr. & Mrs. R. Christopher Teter Mr. & Mrs. James M.Theiss W. Campbell Tims Dr. & Mrs. Jerry R.Tolley ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James P.Turner IV Mr. & Mrs. Scott C.Viebranz The Wachovia Foundation Arthur T.Ward IV Charles E.Ward Christopher V.Ward Dorothy M.Ward Laurence Weiss Mr. & Mrs. Clyde E.Welch, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs.William Westendorf Mr. & Mrs. Brian Williams Mr. & Mrs. Craig Wood ❖

$2,500-$4,999 Mr. & Mrs. Paul H. Amundsen ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Perry A. Appino Mr. & Mrs.Tom L. Armstrong Mr. & Mrs.Thomas A. Ballantyne Estate of Sara E. Barney Raymond Beck & Dr. Deborah Hatton-Beck ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Arthur B. Belden Claudia W. Belk Mr. & Mrs. David L. Blank ❖ Mr. & Mrs. H.Thomas Bobo Mr. & Mrs.Timothy W. Boone ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Barry A. Bradberry ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Edwin J. Bradley, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Joel E. Brown Dr. & Mrs. Geoffrey H. Browne Dr. & Mrs. John J. Burbridge, Jr. ❖ Burlington /Alamance County Convention & Visitors Bureau ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Philip B. Cady, Jr. Mr. & Mrs.William J. Calpin ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Reid Campbell ❖ Capital Bank Foundation ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Gregg K. Carpenter Mr. & Mrs. Ed Chapline Mr. & Mrs. Kevin J. Chase Mr. & Mrs. John A. Chavis ❖ Haywood D. Cochrane, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Barry Coffman Mr. & Mrs.William S. Coffman ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Thomas G. Conally ❖ Dr. Glenda Crawford & Dr. Larry Crawford Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Davis III ❖

Kristin Smith ’07 Kristin Smith ’07 made her fi rst gift to Elon during her freshman year to help fellow students buy textbooks. She continued making gifts throughout her undergraduate years and today is among alumni who support Elon every year.

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“I’ve always been really passionate about Elon. Giving back is my way of helping the university succeed and showing my appreciation for my education,” Kristin says. “Elon did a lot to shape my life and who I am. I met all my good friends at Elon, studied abroad and participated in many student organizations. I wouldn’t have the job I have now without my Elon connections. If alumni received anything from their Elon experiences, I encourage them to make a gift. Just because you’re not endowing a building doesn’t mean your gift is not worthwhile. All gifts are important and make Elon a stronger university.”

Dr. & Mrs. F. Gerald Dillashaw ❖ Raymond Dorado & Kathryn Carson Mr. & Mrs. John E. Doubek ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James A. Drummond Dr. & Mrs. James P. Drummond ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Dunham Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Dunlap ❖ Dr. & Mrs. Robert N. Ellington ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Steven L. Ellington ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Edward Eng ❖ Mr. & Mrs.William D. Eydt Mr. & Mrs.William G. Ferrell Dr. & Mrs. Richard N. Fisher, Sr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. P. Michael Florio Mr. & Mrs. John Fox ❖ Dr. & Mrs. Gerald L. Francis ❖ Mr. & Mrs. John A. Freeman Mr. & Mrs. John B. Frisch Dr. Mary Gowan & Dr. Ed Moore ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James W. Green Dr. & Mrs. Eugene B. Grimley III J.Thad Gulliford ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Sherrill G. Hall ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Marc D. Hallberg ❖ Dr. & Mrs. James Harrell, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Harris ❖ Dr. Nancy Harris & Dr. Joseph Harris Ellen W. Hartman Hayden-Harman Foundation Mr. & Mrs.William Heflin Mr. & Mrs. Harold W. Hill, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Paul O. Hirschbiel, Jr. Dr. Steven House & Dr. Patricia House ❖ Dr. Judith Howard & Dr. James Howard ❖ PHOENIX CLUB


Mr. & Mrs. George W. Hughes Nicholas A. Igdalsky Marc Isaacson & Jill Wilson Dr. & Mrs. G. Smith Jackson ❖ George Johnson & Linda Morris Mr. & Mrs. Horace M. Johnson, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Mazin A. Kalian Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Kelly Mr. & Mrs. R. David Kimball Mr. & Mrs. John W. Kincaid, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Robert V. Kirchen Mr. & Mrs. Peter Klopman ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Ernest A. Koury, Sr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Ernest A. Koury, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Maurice J. Koury ❖ Mr. & Mrs. John R. Kovalcik LabCorp Mr. & Mrs.William E. LaCoste, Sr. ❖ The Landmark Foundation Eugene M. Lang Mr. & Mrs. Donald G. Larson Eugenia H. Leggett Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Leith ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James C. Lewis Becky R. Loboda Mr. & Mrs. Edward Maguire Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Mann Mr. & Mrs. Jay Margolis, Jr. The Rev. Dr. & Mrs. Alfred W. Matthews Mr. & Mrs. Michael G. Mayer ❖ Mr. & Mrs. John McDonald Mr. & Mrs. Royce T. McDuffie ❖ Mr. & Mrs. A.W. McGee ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Hugh McKay Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Menchaca

Mr. & Mrs. Peter D. Meyer Dr. Nancy S. Midgette & Charles O. Midgette ❖ Mr. & Mrs. David R. Moore ❖ Mr. & Mrs. George Moore T.W. Morningstar, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Donald L. Morrison ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Morrison Mr. & Mrs.William Morten Mr. & Mrs. Buell E. Moser, Sr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs.William Moss Mr. & Mrs. F. B. Myers, Jr. NC State Bar Board of CLE Mr. & Mrs. Bill L. Nall ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Michael Neal ❖ Mr. & Mrs. C. Ashton Newhall ❖ Maj.W. R. O’Brien ❖ Patrick M. O’Malley Mr. & Mrs. Edward T. Perkins ❖ Shirley A. Perry Mr. & Mrs. James B. Piatt, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. David B. Plyler James Arthur Pope ❖ Mr. & Mrs. B. Clyde Preslar The Presser Foundation Dr. Nathan C. Pulkingham Mr. & Mrs. E. Kemp Reece ❖ Dr. & Mrs. Douglas Reed Mr. & Mrs. Fairfax C. Reynolds ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Wesley B. Reynolds, Sr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. L. Michael Riccio, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Crit Richardson ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Schiffman III ❖ Dr. & Mrs. Bruce D. Schirmer

Dr. Richard Schroth & C. Robin Moore-Schroth Mr. & Mrs. Kirk A. Shaw ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Jay B. Shipowitz ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth S. Smialek The Rev. Dr.Walstein W. Snyder ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Robert Sperry Mr. & Mrs.Thomas R. Stadler Katherine G. Stern Mr. & Mrs. David A. Stevens Mr. & Mrs. M. Kent Strosnider ❖ Dr. & Mrs. John G. Sullivan ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Peter Sundman Mr. & Mrs. Francis Taylor Dr. & Mrs. Robert Thomas Dr. Richard Thompson & Dr. Peggy Thompson ❖ Dr. & Mrs. Douglas Tyler United Church of Christ Local Church Ministries Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell L.Varner ❖ Mr. & Mrs. H.W.Wagner The Wagner Foundation ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Douglas E.Wellemeyer Mr. & Mrs. J. Harvey White James W.White Mr. & Mrs. Gerald O.Whittington ❖ Mr. & Mrs.T. Evan Williams, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Russell R.Wilson ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Martin R.Wise Mr. & Mrs. Alan D.Woodlief, Jr. Youths’ Friends Association Margaret J. Zint ❖

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$1,500-$2,499 Dr. & Mrs. John Afshar ❖ Elisabeth D. Akers Jane H. Alexander ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Allen Mr. & Mrs. Reginald R. Allen ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Edward J. Amorosso ❖ Raj Ananthanpillai & Dr. Radhika Rajagopalan Daniel Anderson & Janna Quitney Anderson ❖ Dr. David A. Andes Lucile Stone Andes ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Dewey V. Andrew ❖ Ben & Caroline Ansbacher Mr. & Mrs.Tait P. Arend Edwin B. Armstrong Mr. & Mrs. James Ashurst Duncan C. Augustine Mr. & Mrs. Stephen R. Avera Erica L. Ayalla Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Baker ❖ Mr. & Mrs. R. Brian Baker ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Dexter R. Barbee ❖ Dr. & Mrs. James L. Barbour Mr. & Mrs. Kevin J. Barnhurst Dr. & Mrs. Laurence A. Basirico Mr. & Mrs.Ted M. Beal, Jr. ❖ Leota T. Beisinger Mr. & Mrs. Francis Bell V Mr. & Mrs. Ron Bell ❖ William Bell & Pamela Thompson ❖ Keenan M. Benjamin Andrew G. Bennett James E. Bennett III Mr. & Mrs. Michael Berenstain Mr. & Mrs. Stuart S. Beringer Mr. & Mrs.Thomas E. Betzwieser David Black & Lizanne Thomas Dr. & Mrs. Robert G. Blake ❖ Dr. Constance L. Book & Dr. R. D. Book Mr. & Mrs.Walter S. Bopp, Jr. Cheryl A. Borden ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Major H. Bowes The Honorable James F. Bowman Bonnie A. Brackett Doris R. Bray Mr. & Mrs. Frederick W. Bright ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert C. Brittle, Jr. R. E. Brittle, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Jonathan Brodie Mr. & Mrs. Larry J. Brooks Mr. & Mrs.William W. Brooks Mr. & Mrs. J. S. Buckley ❖ Dr. & Mrs. Scott H. Buechler ❖ Dr. George M. Bullard, Jr. Michael G. Bumbry Mr. & Mrs. Mark Burgess Dr. & Mrs. Claude Burton Mr. & Mrs. James P. Burzotta Anita Lee Butler Mr. & Mrs. Harris D. Butler III James E. Butler III Dr. & Mrs. Paul Byerly Dr. & Mrs. B. Keith Cash Dr. Arthur D. Cassill ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Shane Chalke Mr. & Mrs. Allan D. Chamra ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Chandler ❖ 46

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Eric Mills & Nicole Raymond ❖ Tamara W. Minnis ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Stewart P. Mitchell James A. Moncure II Mr. & Mrs.Terrence Moran Mr. & Mrs.Victor W. Moran Dr. Marvin Morgan & Dr. Mae Morgan James W. Morris III ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James D. Moser, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs.William D. Moser, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth M. Mullen ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Patrick T. Mullin ❖ National Society for Experiential Education Barbara Niland Kristin K. Niland The North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Bogdan Nowak Dennis O’Connell Sheri O’Connell Dr. & Mrs. Kevin J. O’Mara ❖ Brian C. O’Shea Richard I. Palmer Mr. & Mrs. Joseph M. Parker, Jr. Richard A. Parker ❖ Mr. & Mrs. John M. Patterson ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James D. Patton Dr. & Mrs. Robert Pavlik ❖ Mr. & Mrs. August L. Payne ❖ James D. Peeler ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James K. Pendergrass, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Russel S. Pergament The Rev. & Mrs. Robert E. Peterson ❖ Dr. Richard Pipan & Dr. Barbara Israel Mr. & Mrs. Mark Plante Allen E. Poe ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Poe, Jr. Mr. & Mrs.William E. Pommerening Dr. Linda Poulson & Bennie Poulson, Jr. Dr. Annabelle C. Powell Dr. & Mrs. Lacy M. Presnell, Jr. Dr. Jeffrey Pugh & Dr. Janice Rivero Mr. & Mrs. Zachary E. Pund ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Michael N. Radutzky Kim S. Reiber Mr. & Mrs. Peter Renner Terrie L. Rice Mr. & Mrs. Norman J. Rinaldi ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Thomas D. Robson Michael G. Rodgers ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Winfield S. Roney Mr. & Mrs.Thomas J. Rose Mr. & Mrs. Stephen M. Ross ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Warren C. Rouse Fredrick J. Rubeck William G. Rudd, Jr. Gregory C. Rumley Mr. & Mrs. John M. Sadler Mary E. San Filipo Gavin Sands ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Brian P. Scales ❖ Mr. & Mrs. George Scanlon Mr. & Mrs. Charles M. Schultz Mr. & Mrs. John H. Sellers ❖ Mr. & Mrs.William E. Sellers Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth L. Shaw ❖ James D. Shepherd Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Shoe ❖ Marco Simonetti & Stefania Bettili ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Roger L. Sims ❖

Increasing endowment to support Elon’s outstanding faculty is an Ever Elon Campaign priority. Additional endowment to fund more sabbaticals and named professorships will enable faculty to conduct research, often with students; write books and professional articles; create innovative courses; and stay current in their fields. Recruiting and retaining top faculty scholars enhances student learning and the intellectual environment on campus.

Michael Pregill

Kathy Matera

Michael Pregill credits the financial support he receives as Elon’s Distinguished Emerging Scholar in Religious Studies with helping him become a productive scholar in the field of Islamic studies as well as an effective teacher and mentor. The award has supported his research and travel to conferences in Turkey, Israel, the United Kingdom and Estonia.

As Elon’s A.L. Hook Emerging Scholar in Science and Mathematics, Kathy Matera receives additional funding to support research with her students. She also travels to conferences to keep up on the latest developments in chemistry.

“I regularly share with my students what I learn at conferences,” Kathy says. “Anytime you can show students how your class “Students benefit greatly from exposure to applies to the real world, they are going the latest perspectives in scholarship,” to love it! It is a great feeling to watch Michael says. “Enabling faculty to travel and students go from being freshmen and not stay engaged with other scholars in their knowing much about research to designing field helps to make that possible. Those experiments and leading their own research conversations with my peers and colleagues projects. We are doing cutting-edge translate directly into the conversations I research with students, and that is what have with my students and help shape the faculty support makes possible.” courses I teach.”

Mr. & Mrs. Barry R. Sisson Catherine A. Skurek Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Smith Kristin D. Smith ❖ Snead Family Foundation/ Christen E. Snead Mr. & Mrs.William R. Soles, Jr. Vickie L. Somers ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Rick Spong Mr. & Mrs. Courtland Spotts Mr. & Mrs. Ronald W. Stanley ❖ Derek B. Steed Mr. & Mrs. Charles T. Steele, Sr. ❖ Dr. Elizabeth A. Stevens Matthew R. Stoeckle Mr. & Mrs. John S. Sumner, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Szyperski



Andrew J.Taylor & Jackie A. Nelson-Taylor ❖ Barbara Z.Taylor Dr. George Taylor & Dr. Rebecca Olive-Taylor ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Raymond L.Thomas ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James C.Thompson, Jr. Dr.Thomas Tiemann & Dr. Eileen McGrath Mr. & Mrs. Dustin M.Tonkin Mr. & Mrs. Peter Tourtellot Mr. & Mrs. John Tricoli III Dr. George Troxler & Dr. Carole Troxler ❖ Samuel P.Troy Mr. & Mrs. George Tucker ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Gerald M.Turner ❖ Zachary W. Usher

David Utz & Bond Koga Mr. & Mrs. Michael A.Vadini Dr. Donna Van Bodegraven & Alan Van Bodegraven ❖ Lawrence Vellani & Margaret Boswell Mr. & Mrs. John H.Vernon III Mr. & Mrs. Roger Waesche Dr. Joel W.Walker ❖ Dr. Janet L.Warman Dr. & Mrs. Jon J.Warner Scott P.Warner ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Christopher C.Waters ❖ Mr. & Mrs. John C.Watson III Dr. Linda Weavil & Robert Weavil Mr. & Mrs. Reich L.Welborn ❖ Dr. Keith Wells & Dr. Nancy Wells ❖ Dr. & Mrs. Alan J.White ❖ Christian A.Wiggins ❖

Mr. & Mrs.William C.Wilburn ❖ Pelham Wilder III Mr. & Mrs. James Wilen ❖ William Wilkinson, Jr. & Carolyn Hunt Mr. & Mrs. Mark Williams Dr. Jo W.Williams ❖ The Rev. & Mrs. Edward C.Wilson Dr. Mary Wise & Jerry TerBeck ❖ Garrett S.Wofford ❖ Dr. David Wyrick & Dr. Cheryl Wyrick ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Brady A.Yntema ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James M.Young Mr. & Mrs. Philip Zachary Mr. & Mrs. Greg L. Zaiser ❖ Dr. & Mrs. Matthew L. Zettl Mr. & Mrs. Graham F. Zug Hugh Zurkuhlen & Karen La Rosa the magazine of elon


Numen Lumen Society The university’s premier cumulative giving society, the Numen Lumen Society recognizes benefactors whose cash gifts to Elon equal $1 million or more. The Latin words “numen” and “lumen,” which mean “spiritual light” and “intellectual light,” signify the highest purposes of an Elon education. Numen Lumen Society members embrace Elon’s founders’ vision of an academic community that transforms mind, body and spirit. Bud and Suzanne Baker The children of Roger and Bernice Barbour Irwin and Carol Grotnes Belk

The Joseph M. Bryan Foundation Isabella Walton Cannon ’24 * Wallace L. Chandler ’49 Eva Burke Clapp *

Edward W. and Joan M. Doherty and Family Richard M. * and Gail McMichael Drew Glen Raven, Inc. / The Gant Family William A. Graham, Jr. ’62 * James W. * and Edwina Hughes * Johnston William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust Maurice and Ann Koury, Ernest ’40 and Marie Koury and Family The Kresge Foundation Gail H. ’64 and Bob ’66 * LaRose Lincoln Financial Group Martha S. and Carl H. Lindner III The Long Family Foundation

Martha and Spencer Love Foundation John M. Lowry ’32 * James W. and Jo Anne A. Maynard Bob E. ’62 and Ray Kirbo McKinnon Dalton L. McMichael, Sr. * Furman C. ’56 and Susan Reed Moseley Douglas G. and Edna Truitt ’44 Noiles James B. and Anne Ellington Powell T. E. Powell, Jr. Biology Foundation Dusty and Peggy Rhodes Jerry R. and Jeanne S. Robertson Royall H., Jr. ’42 and Luvene Holmes ’43 * Spence Leon V. ’25 * and Lorraine B. * Watson Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, Inc.

Palladian Society “Palladian” is derived from Latin and means “pertaining to wisdom, knowledge or study.” Members of the Palladian Society have made cumulative lifetime cash gifts to Elon totaling between $500,000 and $999,999. Their generosity demonstrates their belief in Elon’s innovative approach to education. Alamance Regional Medical Center James H. and Jane Macon Baird Bank of America / Merrill Lynch Belk Foundation

Booth Ferris Foundation Burlington Industries Foundation / International Textile Group, Inc. Capital Bank Foundation

The Cemala Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs.Wesley R. Elingburg A. J. Fletcher Foundation The Hon. Elmon T. and Pamela S. Gray The Hall Family Foundation / Michael T. Hall James A. and Amy T. Hendrickson Mr. and Mrs.William J. Inman Mr. and Mrs. Maurice N. Jennings, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Kaplan LabCorp W. Bryan and Janet M. Latham Lorillard Tobacco Company

Walker E. “Dub” and Ann W. Love William E. Loy, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Lyon Mr. and Mrs.Thomas P. Mac Mahon Mr. and Mrs. Mark T. Mahaffey The McMichael Family Foundation Phyllis S. Pruden Peggy H. Smith Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Zachary T.Walker, III Mr. and Mrs. H. Michael Weaver Weaver Foundation, Inc.

Aesculus Society “Aesculus” is an ancient Latin term for “tallest oak.” Members of the Aesculus Society have made cumulative lifetime cash gifts to Elon totaling between $100,000 and $499,999, and their generosity has helped shape the university. AIG United Guaranty Mr. and Mrs. Noel L. Allen Mr. and Mrs. Philip D. Ameen Mr. and Mrs. Douglas T. Anderson Lucile Stone Andes Andras Foundation / Mr. and Mrs. David S. Andras ARAMARK Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Howard F. Arner A. Christine Baker Mr. and Mrs.Walter H. Bass III 48

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Beazley Foundation, Inc. Mary Duke Biddle Foundation The Honorable James F. Bowman Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Brown Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Bruns Kathleen Price Bryan Family Fund Anita L. Butler Bruce B. Cameron, Jr. Cannon Foundation, Inc.

Capital Bank Mr. and Mrs. Damion Carufe Mr. and Mrs. John H. Cavanaugh Mr. and Mrs.Thomas E. Chandler Robert A. Clohan III Mr. and Mrs. John R. Congdon, Jr. J. Randolph Coupland III Irene Hook Covington Mr. and Mrs.William S. Creekmuir Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Dancer Dr. Lawrence J. D’Angelo and Dr. Dolores A. D’Angelo Mr. and Mrs. George L. Davis Arthur Vining Davis Foundations Louis DeJoy and Dr. Aldona Z.Wos The Dickson Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. James A. Drummond Mr. and Mrs. Anthony D. Duke, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Bruce A. Edwards Dr. and Mrs. Robert N. Ellington

Mr. and Mrs. John G. Ellison, Jr. Charles A. Frueauff Foundation, Inc. John L. Frye Mr. and Mrs. John Gaither General Electric Company M.William Grant Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Haley Dr. Bernhard Hampl and Dr. Carmen Hampl Mr. and Mrs.William A. Hawks Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hazel The Hearst Foundations, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Richard R. Henderson Dr. and Mrs.William N. P. Herbert Hillsdale Fund, Inc. Holt Sublimation Mr. and Mrs.Timothy A. Hultquist The Hon. and Mrs. R. Samuel Hunt III Mr. and Mrs. Gordon P. Hurley ING Foundation

While the primary focus of Ever Elon is on building endowment, several capital projects that enhance the student experience have been launched or completed during the campaign. The Martha S. and Carl H. Lindner III Hall opened in fall 2009. It anchors the Academic Village and Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences, and features the attractive Inman Reading Room and faculty-student engagement areas. Planning and fundraising are under way for a multi-faith center, which will give students a welcoming place to practice their faiths and promote interfaith understanding. Elon also has made great strides in improving its athletics facilities, which help attract top student-athletes and enable the university’s 16 teams to remain competitive in NCAA Division I and the Southern Conference. Alumni Field House, adjacent to Rhodes Stadium and featuring the Hendrickson Football Center, will

Donald D. Jansen Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Jennings, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John M. Jordan Esther C. Kernodle Mr. and Mrs.Walter C. King The Thomas M. Kirbo and Irene B. Kirbo Charitable Trust Camille Kivette * Mr. and Mrs.William LaCoste, Sr. Dr. and Mrs. Leo M. Lambert Mr. and Mrs. John N. Landi Mr. and Mrs. Jack R. Lindley, Sr. Ikey Tarleton Little Adrienne Livengood-Baker and Tony Baker George W. Logan Mr. and Mrs.Thomas P. Maroney Mr. and Mrs. Harold V. McCoy, Jr. Della Vickers McKinnon Mr. and Mrs.Willard L. Mills, Jr. ❖ PHOENIX CLUB


Mr. and Mrs. Stewart P. Mitchell Mr. and Mrs. Jerry L. Moore, Jr. William T. Morris Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. George T. Nall Mr. and Mrs. C. Ashton Newhall News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Francis Asbury Palmer Fund Joy Pamplin Mr. and Mrs. David E. Pardue, Jr. Jacob R. Parks Dr. and Mrs. Paul F. Parsons Mr. and Mrs. Robert Patrick Pocono Raceway / Dr. Joseph R. Mattioli and Dr. Rose C. Mattioli John William Pope Foundation John Powell and Martha Hamblin Dr. and Mrs.Thomas E. Powell, III Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Reifler Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, Inc.

open in December as an impressive addition to Elon’s north athletics complex. Enhancements to Latham Park, including a new playing surface and improved drainage and irrigation, will boost the Phoenix baseball program. The W. Cecil Worsley III Golf Training Center, completed in fall 2009, features hitting bays, a computerized swing analysis center and an indoor putting area. The fi rst phase of renovations to Alumni Gym is complete and includes new theater-style seating, new lighting and electronic scoreboards, and a main entrance on the gym’s south side. Funding opportunities remain to support the second phase, which begins next summer and includes renovations to the locker rooms for the basketball and volleyball programs and new coaches’ offices for those sports. Elon is grateful to all the donors who made these outstanding facilities possible.

Mr. and Mrs. Neil M. Richie, Jr. The Riversville Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Feliciano S. Sabates, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Clifford W. Sanford Mr. and Mrs. Milton T. Schaeffer, Jr. Richard H. Shirley, Jr. William H. Smith Southern Conference United Church of Christ Festus & Helen Stacy Foundation, Inc. Mr. * and Mrs. George M. Steinbrenner III Katherine Goodman Stern William M. Stewart Mary Behrend Straub Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation, Inc. The Teagle Foundation Times-News Publishing Company United Church of Christ Local Church Ministries

Mr. and Mrs. Michael A.Vadini Mr. and Mrs. John H.Vernon III Wachovia Bank of Burlington, N.C. The Wachovia Foundation Rear Adm. Edward K.Walker, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur T.Ward III Cynthia F. Ward Dorothy Mears Ward Mr. and Mrs. Robert A.Ward Mr. and Mrs.W. Hunt Ward Thomas C.Watkins The Weezie Foundation Shirley Ann White Mr. and Mrs.T. Leonard White, Jr. Mr. and Mrs.W. Cecil Worsley III Dr. and Mrs. Fred Young Margaret Jane Zint

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The IMPACT Circle

The IMPACT (I Make Phoenix Athletics Competitive Today) Circle is the premier giving group of the Phoenix Club. Members of the IMPACT Circle make annual gifts greater than $25,000 or annual contributions at the quarter-, half- and full-scholarship level, or have given $1 million or more to support Phoenix athletics. Mr. & Mrs. J. Douglas Amick Mr. & Mrs. Howard F. Arner Mr. and Mrs. John Charlesworth Mr. & Mrs. Michael S. Cross Mr. & Mrs. Alan H. Crouch Mr. & Mrs. Edward W. Doherty

Mr. and Mrs.Wesley R. Elingburg Mr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Foresta Mr. & Mrs. Allen E. Gant, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James D. Henderson, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hendrickson

The Honorable and Mrs. R. Samuel Hunt III Mr. and Mrs.William J. Inman Mr. and Mrs. Dave L. Kennedy Mr. & Mrs. George J. Kilroy Dorothy M.W. Lang Dr. and Mrs.W. Bryan Latham Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. LeBlanc Mr. and Mrs.Walker E. Love, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James C. McGill, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Mark T. Mahaffey Mr. and Mrs. Jerry L. Moore, Jr. Mr. & Mrs.T. Scott Quakenbush Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Reifler Mr. and Mrs.Warren G. Rhodes Mr. & Mrs. Jerry D. Richardson, Sr.

Dr. and Mrs. Jerry R. Robertson Mr. and Mrs. Curwood Sessoms Richard H. Shirley, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Sneed, Jr. Rear Adm. Edward K.Walker, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Zachary T.Walker, III Cynthia Ward Mr. and Mrs.W. Hunt Ward Mr. and Mrs. C. Grayson Whitt Mr. and Mrs.W. Cecil Worsley III

Grandparent Leadership Society Grandparents of current students and Elon alumni become members of the Grandparent Leadership Society when they contribute a minimum of $5,000 to the annual Parents & Grandparents Fund or other operating funds, have made cumulative gifts to the university totaling $25,000 or more, or have made planned gifts of $25,000 or more. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Boal GP’14 Bruce B. Cameron, Jr. GP’05 Dr. & Mrs.Wallace L. Chandler GP’07 GP’10 GP’11 ❖ Robert A. Clohan III GP’10 Irene Hook Covington GP’01 GP’02 GP’04 GP’07


Mr. & Mrs. Francis Craig GP’11 GP’14 Loretta Dancer GP’05 Dr. & Mrs. J. Earl Danieley GP’05 GP’10 ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Henry Gabriel GP’13 Mr. & Mrs. Sherrill G. Hall GP’08 GP’12 ❖

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Mr. * & Mrs. George Steinbrenner III GP’10 Rear Adm. Edward K.Walker, Jr. GP’06 ❖ Cynthia F.Ward GP’11 ❖ Dorothy Mears Ward GP’05 GP’08 Shirley A.White GP’13 Margaret J. Zint GP’08 ❖

The Founders’ Society

Demonstrating their support for Elon University’s innovative approach to legal education, School of Law Founders’ Society donors have committed $5,000 a year for five years to provide scholarships to attract top students, individuals who will become leaders both in the legal profession and in their communities.


Dr. R. Leroy Howell GP’10 ❖ Ernest C. Hunt, Jr. GP’13 Mr. & Mrs. Maurice N. Jennings, Sr. GP’13 ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Kaplan GP’10 Esther Cole Kernodle GP’05 Jean Killorin GP’07 GP’10 Mr. & Mrs. Ernest A. Koury, Sr. GP’09 ❖ Eugene M. Lang GP’13 Yardley Minnix Manfuso GP’08 Dr. Rose Mattioli & Dr. Joseph Mattioli GP’99 GP’02 Mr. & Mrs. James Maynard GP’13 Mr. & Mrs. Norris Moses GP’14 Richard J. Schmeelk GP’13 The Rev. Dr.Walstein W. Snyder GP’06 ❖ Royall H. Spence, Jr. GP’95

Mr. & Mrs. Noel Allen Capital Community Foundation, Inc. Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Dancer Mr. & Mrs. F. Leary Davis Gail M. Drew David R. Gergen Ellen Gregg & Mike Lebo D. H. Griffin, Sr. The Honorable and Mrs. R. Samuel Hunt III

Mr. & Mrs. Maurice N. Jennings, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Maurice N. Jennings, Jr. George Johnson & Linda Morris Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Long, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. E. S. Melvin E. A. Morris Charitable Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Peter J. Murphy Charles E. Nichols Mr. & Mrs.Timothy O’Connor Katherine Goodman Stern Mr. & Mrs. H. Michael Weaver Mr. & Mrs. Alan D.Woodlief, Jr.

Sam Troy ’67 Sam Troy has been a faithful annual giving donor since he graduated from Elon in 1967. He also has put Elon in his estate plans to endow the Troy Family Endowed Scholarship for International Study. “I’ve always believed in Elon. From the moment I set foot on campus, I knew I was home,” Sam says. “Giving each year is one way I can stay connected to Elon. It’s a great feeling to walk on campus and know that you’ve helped make amazing things possible at the university. As alumni, we have to keep Elon moving forward, and that is why the Ever Elon Campaign is so important. We have a fi rst-class campus that we love and we are a well-priced university, and the only way to keep that going is through giving. It isn’t the size of the gift that is significant; it’s the fact that you’re able to give something. It makes me proud to give back to Elon.”

Order of the Oak Order of the Oak was established in 1988 to recognize donors who, through planned gifts such as bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable trusts, pooled income funds and life insurance policies, are securing the future of Elon University. The Rev. Donald J. ’71 & Carole Allen J. B. Allen, Jr. ’63 L. Carl Allen III & Peggy S. Allen L. Carl Allen, Jr. ’48 Noel Lee Allen ’69 Lucile Stone Andes Dewey ’63 & Susan Andrew Janice G. Apple ’53 Mildred Daniels Argyle Beverly F. Arner ’66 Howard F. Arner ’63 L. M. Baker Caroline S. Baskin Thomas L. Bass, Jr. ’67 & Sandra B. Bass ’67


Walter H. Bass III ’62 & Barbara D. Bass ’61 Barbara B. Bayliff ’70 C. Conway Bayliff ’70 Raymond L. Beck ’75 Gordon S. Becker Louise Giovane Becker Leota Taylor Beisinger Percy W. Benton, Jr. ’68 * Birute Avizonis Blazevicius Paul R. Bleiberg ’69 Mary Lou Chandler Boal ’63 Don & Billie Faye ’56 Bolden Elizabeth & Robert Bowater Barry A. Bradberry ’75 C. Merrill Branch Edith R. Brannock ’39 Madge O. Brannock Dr. H.Winfred Bray ’54 * Joleene C. Bray Eddie C. Bridges ’57 Gilbert C. Brittle, Jr. ’53 Eloise Stephenson Brown ’41 C. B. ’51 & Peggie Brown Dr. Janie P. Brown Pam & Chalmers S. Brumbaugh James A. Buie ’63 Vincent R. Bujan ’59 Allen Bush ’68 James D. Bush ’91

Linda B. Byrd Beulah B. Cameron Roy C. Campbell ’68 Alfred I. Capuano ’60 Jane Aaron Carmichael ’68 Richard D. Carmichael Wallace L. Chandler ’49 Beverly A. Clement ’68 Faye Danieley Conally ’61 Thomas G. Conally ’67 Angel & Luther R. ’55 Conger, Jr. J. Beverly Congleton, Jr. ’40 * Vera W. Congleton The Rev. John R. Corbiere ’70 Dr. Joseph A. Cote ’65 Dr. Alonzo Hook Covington ’73 Dr. Don ’75 & Ellen ’73 Covington Frank E. Covington Irene Hook Covington ’41 Patricia Bryan Covington Ray Covington ’86 Robert L. Covington ’79 Douglas Cox ’78 Mr. & Mrs. Francis Craig Robert D. Craig ’80 Charles G. Crews, Jr. ’55 JoAnn W. Crews ’56 Alan H. Crouch James B. Crouch, Jr. Florine R. Culbreth ’40

Howard C. Culbreth ’42 James Benton Dailey ’67 Jane Benton Dailey ’67 Drs. Lawrence & Dolores D’Angelo Edwin L. Daniel ’46 Earl Danieley ’46 Verona Danieley ’49 George Davis ’47 Joy & Leary Davis Robert A. de la Fé ’81 Virginia R. Dofflemyer Rexanne A. Domico ’87 Ken Dudley ’59 Mattie Pickett Edwards ’39 James Perry Elder, Jr. ’60 Helen A. Ellington Dr. Robert N. Ellington J.Terry Emerson ’56 Gary W. Evans ’74 Patricia Russell Evans ’73 J. Michael Fargis ’58 Josh Felix ’00 Kristen Kart Felix ’00 Helen B. Floyd Walter L. Floyd Oscar ’67 & Margaret ’66 Fowler John L. Frye ’43 L. Alvin Garrison, Jr. ’67 A. R. ’52 & Betty C. Gibbs Doris Clapp Gilliam ’48 *

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Emery K. Gilliam ’48 Thomas ’68 & Willa ’67 Gold M.William Grant Mr. & Mrs. John B. Gray V Pam & Elmon Gray Martha M. Grimson ’67 Bob Gwaltney ’64 Robert A. Hall Liz Harper Jeanne H. Harrell ’45 Dr.W. Kelly Harris ’78 Thomas R. ’98 & Allison Connelly Hart ’98 Mary Glenn Briggs Haskell ’63 Virginia Pruitt Hawks William A. Hawks Shelly Skeens Hazel ’78 Marje G. Henderson Dr. Richard Henderson Amy Thomas Hendrickson ’69 James A. Hendrickson ’71 Dr.William N. P. Herbert ’68 Marsha T. Herbert John R. ’76 & Lesley Hill Victor H. Hoffman ’61 Rachel Y. Holt ’64 William Andrew Hopkins ’51 Dr. Herbert W. House, Jr. Steven & Patricia House Dr. R. Leroy Howell ’51 George W. Hughes ’69 Robert T. Inzetta ’68 Arthur M. Ivey ’60 E.Vennecia Bynum Jackson, M.D. ’81 Donald D. Jansen Dorothy B. & Geoffrey H. Jenkins Dina ’87 & Burney ’87 Jennings, Jr. Maurice N. Jennings, Sr. ’57 Mr. & Mrs. James F. Johnson, Sr. Thomas P. Johnson, Jr. ’66 John M. & Margaret C. Jordan John F. Kelley Esther Cole Kernodle ’36 Leslie Roessler Kernodle ’99 Gregory L. Knott ’67 Ernest A. Koury, Sr. ’40 William E. LaCoste, Sr. ’62 Bob ’66 * & Gail ’64 LaRose Leo & Laurie Lambert Phillip E. Larrabee, Jr. ’70 Mary Anne Elder Larson Linda M. Lashendock Joe G. Lee ’68 Margaret A. Leister ’67 Loyce H. Lesley Barbara Lilienthal ’74

Jack R. ’56 & Dorothy C. Lindley Ikey Tarleton Little ’59 Thomas L. Lively ’72 Evelyn P. Lloyd Vincent ’47 & Eleanor Long Walker E. “Dub” ’48 & Ann W. Love Amy V. Loy ’74 Lee Loy ’71 William E. Loy, Jr. Yoram Lubling George C. Ludden Mark T. & Marianne D. Mahaffey E. Boyce Maness ’63 William H. Maness ’38 Mr. & Mrs. Allen J. Martin, Jr. ’58 Christopher P. Martin ’78 Mr. & Mrs. David S. Massey ’83 Sally O’Neill Mauldin ’70 H. E. Maxwell ’41 C.V. May ’67 James W. & Jo Anne A. Maynard The Rev. Richard W. McBride James D. McCauley ’59 Robie W. McClellan James G. McClure, Jr. ’68 Tim McDowell ’76 Carol A. Miskelly James R. Miskelly Dr. Beulah Mitchell Louise Bemis Mitchell ’56 Jane B. Moncure Mr. & Mrs. Edward W. Mooney, Jr. Krista H. Mooney ’94 Michael A. Mooney ’93 Dr.Wayne T. Moore ’49 Dick More ’62 Shigemi Morita ’59 Michael A. Morris ’65 Furman C. Moseley, Jr. ’56 Ann Watts Moses George T. ’56 & Jerolene K. ’60 Nall Janell Otis Niebuhr ’02 Kathleen M. Niple ’05 Edna Y. Paschal ’64 Alex W. Oliver ’68 Virginia Moorefield Ortiz ’62 Sunshine Janda Overkamp John P. Paisley, Jr. ’70 The Rev. Dr. & Mrs. G. Melvin Palmer Joy Pamplin David E. Pardue, Jr. Dr. Richard E. & S. Diane Park J. Rankin Parks ’32 Paul & Mary Helen Parsons John K. Patterson ’59 Susan Morgan Patton ’02

Stafford R. Peebles, Jr. ’70 Sybrant H. Pell ’39 Donald S. Pennington ’54 Helen Hodge Pennington ’52 James Patrick Pepe ’66 Edward T. & Nan Phipps Perkins The Rev. & Mrs. Robert E. Peterson Dr. & Mrs. Edward F. Pinn Anne E. & James B. Powell Ed Powell III Esther Stuart Presnell Lacy M. Presnell, Jr. ’51 Richard E. Pugh ’54 Rosalie I. Radcliffe ’62 Janie C. & E. Kemp Reece Dusty Rhodes Peggy Rhodes Neil M. Richie, Jr. Rosemary B. Richie William Wynn Riley ’60 Norman J. Rinaldi ’54 Dr.William D. ’43 & Helen B. ’46 Rippy Patricia L. & Peter R.W. ’80 Roughton, Jr. M.Tyrone Rowell ’66 C.Wayne Rudisill ’59 Maple M. Sanders Gavin Sands ’07 Clifford W. & Anne R. Sanford Bennett B. Sapp Adelaide Raye Sapp R. Brent Sexton ’75 Larry W. Sharpe ’69 Grace D. Shepherd James M. Sikes ’56 Sylvia E. Sims ’59 J. Lowry Sinclair III ’65 Karen W. Small ’70 Larry K. Small ’68 D.Wayne Smart ’68 Eloise E. Bradford Smith Richard C. ’60 & Eva B. Sneed Walstein W. Snyder ’45 Joanne Soliday Vickie L. Somers ’89 Royall H. Spence, Jr. ’42 Charles C. Springs ’69 Mona C. Stadler ’88 Anne Dechert Staley ’74 Betsy Stevens Kathleen Miles Stevens ’61 Elwood E. Stone, M.D. Mary Behrend Straub ’82 Donald Lee Tarkenton ’70 Dr. & Mrs. Allen D.Tate, Jr. Barbara Z.Taylor ’77

J. Paul Thomas ’71 The Rev. J. Rex Thomas ’59 Shelby G.Thomas ’62 Demus L.Thompson ’64 & Ellen Burke Thompson ’63 W. Campbell Tims ’00 Dr. & Mrs. Jerry R.Tolley Samuel P.Troy ’67 Dolores Hagan Truitt ’53 John G.Truitt, Jr. ’53 F. Davis Turnage, Jr. Mary S. Underwood Angie Henry Utt ’42 Drew L.Van Horn ’82 John D.Vance, Jr. ’51 Alex S.Vardavas, Jr. ’72 Paul V.Varga ’51 & Joanne M.Varga Rear Adm. Edward K.Walker, Jr. Zachary T.Walker, III ’60 & Dorothy S.Walker Christopher A.Walsh ’72 Judith W.Walsh Cynthia F.Ward Dorothy Mears Ward Hunt ’82 & Julia Ward Nancy H. & Frank L. ’52 Ward Nancy Turner Watson ’66 & James Watson, Jr. * Dr. & Mrs. Frederic T.Watts, Jr. Odell L.Welborn ’57 Ed Welch ’59 Faye Welch Nelson A. L. & Elaine K.Weller Marie Schilling Wertz ’67 James W.White ’40 Kathryn C.White ’69 Richard A.White, Jr. 71 Christian Adam Wiggins ’03 Ann M.Wilkins ’54 C. Jeter Wilkins ’53 Jonathan W. ’84 & Debra S. ’86 Willard Shirley Willard Jo Watts Williams ’55 Wade Williamson ’70 Edward C.Wilson ’60 Brad Rader Winstead ’03 Janet M.Winstead ’70 William C.Winstead, Jr. ’70 Delhis M.Wolf Frances D.Wood ’55 Dr. & Mrs. Fred Young Dr. Deborah A.Yow-Bowden ’71 Dr.William W.Yow-Bowden Joey Zeller ’85 Margaret Jane Zint ’84

NOTE: Go to to access a searchable honor roll that includes everyone who made a gift to Elon University in fiscal year 2009-2010. You may search the database by donor’s name, or use the drop-down menus to search by class year, donor category (parent, faculty, friend, etc.), designation of gift (Elon Fund, Phoenix Club, School of Law, etc.) or giving recognition group.


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touch a piece of elon history Two bells with historic ties to Elon University were put on display on campus this fall. The bell that hung in the tower of the Main Administration Building, which was destroyed in the 1923 ďŹ re, is part of a display in the Alamance Building rotunda. The bell survived its fall mostly intact and had been stored in various places on campus before being tracked down in 2008 by Raymond Beck ’75, a former North Carolina state capitol historian.

A bell used by Graham College, a predecessor of Elon, is housed in the Archives and Special Collections suite in Belk Library. Cast in 1853, the bell was purchased by the North Carolina Railroad Company for its trains, then was obtained by Graham College. Aer Elon College opened, Graham College closed and the bell was moved to a church in Franklinton, N.C. It was later recovered and given to Elon in 1951 by the Rev. Emory M. Carter ’25. graham college bell


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the thrill of victory Elon students ran, tossed, tumbled and dodged Sept. 3 during this year’s Sportsfest sponsored by Campus Recreation. Sportsfest, a first-week-of-class tradition since 1999, featured more than 70 teams competing in fun and games, including dodgeball, tug-of-war, and sponge, sack, tire-fl ip and stretcher races.

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The Magazine of Elon, Fall 2010  
The Magazine of Elon, Fall 2010  

The Magazine of Elon and Honor Roll of Donors, Fall 2010. Elon University's alumni magazine.