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THE FAMILY OF EVERETT DOGGETT SUMMERS, a member of the Elon College Class of 1899, visited campus Oct. 30 to donate Summers’ class ring and senior class photo to the university’s archives and special collections. His niece, Anna Lois Bulla (at right), kept the ring and photo for 80 years. “I wanted to give the photo and ring to someone who would cherish them,” Bulla says. “It gives you a feeling of pride when you look around and see what has happened at Elon in 110 years. It’s amazing!” Summers is seated in the back row holding a hat.




The Magazine of Elon Fall 2009, Vol. 71, No. 4 Editor Jaleh Hagigh Designer Christopher Eyl News Editor Eric Townsend Photographer Grant Halverson


Copy Editor Kristin Simonetti ’05 Class Notes Holley Berry Student Writers Sarah Costello ’11


Director of University Relations Daniel J. Anderson The Magazine of Elon is published quarterly for alumni, parents and friends by the Office of University Relations. 336-278-7415


Editorial offices The Magazine of Elon 2030 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244-2020 Class Notes Elon Office of University Relations 2030 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244 E-mail:


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Board of Trustees, Chair Allen E. Gant Jr., Burlington, N.C. Elon Alumni Board, President Bill Coffman ’86, G’88, Greenville, N.C. Young Alumni Council, President Caroline Sage ’02, Atlanta, Ga. Parents Council, Co-Presidents Dave & Ellen Kay P’10, P’12, Oakton, Va.

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Scott Riddle and Terrell Hudgins rewrite the Elon football record books.

Faculty Profile: Mobile Mentors BY ERIC TOWNSEND

Joel Hollingsworth and Dave Powell pioneer mobile computing education.

Alumni Profile: Doing a World of Good BY JALEH HAGIGH

With World of Good Development Organization, Audrey Seagraves ’02 helps improve the lives of women and adolescent girls in the developing world.

Cover Story: Opening Doors Students in the university’s Odyssey Program and Elon benefactors discuss the power of need-based scholarships to transform lives.


The arrival of Richard Rosenbloom and other Army Air Force cadets during the 1940s helped rescue Elon from a fiscal crisis.

Board of Visitors, Chair Alva S. McGovern ’72, Atlanta, Ga. School of Law Advisory Board, Chair David Gergen, Cambridge, Mass.

ON THE COVER: Clockwise, Samantha King ’12 (in white shirt), Andrew Stevenson ’13, Maria Papa ’13, Andrew Somers ’12 and Nicole Morillo ’12.

Love School of Business Advisory Board, Chair Peter Tourtellot, Greensboro, N.C. School of Communications Advisory Board, Chair Don Bolden, Burlington, N.C. Phoenix Club Advisory Board, Chair Amy Thomas Hendrickson ’69, Raleigh, N.C. Director of Alumni Relations Sallie Hutton ’92 Director of Parent Programs Maggie Byerly

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CLASS Notes MAKING A Difference HONOR ROLL of Donors


TRANSFORMING LIVES THROUGH SCHOLARSHIPS ne of my most closely held ideals about Elon University is that we must be a community accessible to more students who come from backgrounds of modest financial means. The values and character of Elon University compel us to avoid becoming a gated community, accessible only to students from families fortunate enough to have resources to pay private university tuition. Need-based financial aid provided to the university through annual fund gifts and endowment income is a profound force in shaping an enriched and more vibrant environment for learning.

Ten years ago the estate gift of Leon and Lorraine Watson laid the groundwork for a new scholarship program to assist students of the highest character with high financial need. Today Watson Scholars are among the most impressive young people you will meet at Elon. I recently attended a welcome dinner for entering first-year Watson Scholars and was moved beyond words by the address of 2004 alumna LaToya Marcus. Following her graduation from Elon, LaToya was accepted into the highly competitive Teach for America program and, using the Spanish language proficiency she developed while at Elon and studying in Spain, made a critical difference in the lives of young people in a Texas border town. LaToya’s mother, Lynda, a hard-working single mom, also sat at my table, both of us beaming with pride at the words of encouragement and wisdom LaToya offered to the new students. In this issue of The Magazine of Elon, you will read about the impact of the new Odyssey Program based on the success of the Watson 2


Scholars model that has increased our capacity to identify and support other students like LaToya (see story page 18). These are young men and women of enormous character and potential whose lives will be transformed by an Elon education and who will, in turn, make transformative differences in the lives of others. With more than 9,000 applications for 1,300 seats in the freshman class, each year we have an extraordinary opportunity to shape a class profile with optimal combinations of academic, athletic, musical and artistic talents. And each entering class is further enriched by the presence of young people with demonstrated capacity to overcome challenges. Th rough force of character, perseverance, intelligence and personal integrity, they are determined to build successful lives and careers using the power of an Elon education. Odyssey Scholars make us a much richer and stronger community. Need-based financial aid also plays a critical role in making Elon accessible to thousands of students at middle-income levels. Often a

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scholarship of even $2,000–$3,000 makes all the difference in allowing students and their families to choose Elon in lieu of a lowercost state university. While Elon prides itself on its best-value rankings and reputation, a total price tag of $33,725 still represents a significant financial challenge to many working families. This scholarship aid is part of a package that includes family contributions, earnings from summer employment, loans, college work study, private scholarships and, for North Carolina residents, the Legislative Tuition Grant program — each of which many families depend on in order to choose Elon. Of course, it is our desire to help students keep their loan burdens as low as possible, but with its modest endowment, Elon does not currently have the resources to substitute scholarship grants for loans, as is the case at some of the nation’s wealthiest universities. There is no more important work in my presidency than making Elon more accessible to extraordinary young people who depend on scholarship assistance to support their attendance. I have been inspired and moved by many alumni and parents who were scholarship recipients themselves and are now grateful to have the opportunity to give back. The Ever Elon Campaign, which recently crossed the $70 million mark, has its primary emphasis on building endowment for scholarship aid. When you read the stories in this magazine about lives that have been changed by generosity and love, I hope you, too, will be inspired to act. Leo M. Lambert President


Phi Beta Kappa to establish Elon chapter The Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic society, voted Oct. 2 to establish a new chapter at Elon University. The 57 Elon faculty and staff who are Phi Beta Kappa members will receive a charter, and the chapter will be officially established in the spring. Elon submitted its formal application in November 2006.

From Elon, left to right, are Maurice Levesque, Pam Kiser, Steven House, Nancy Harris, Russ Gill, Helen Walton and President Leo M. Lambert. Next to Gill is Richard Albares from The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University.

“We’re delighted because this is such a wonderful ending to a long g and and hard journey, but also because this process has been to the benefit of the whole university,” says Russell Gill, Maude Sharpe Powell Professor of English and chair of the faculty’s Phi Beta Kappa Committee. “We look forward to setting up the new chapter in the coming year.” As part of its effort to shelter a chapter, Elon has made substantial new investments in academic ad demic programs. Over the past several years, ears, rs the the percentage of Elon students majoring ring in the arts and sciences has grown from 37 percent to nearly 50 percent, and more than 60 percent of students have majors or minors in arts and sciences programs. “Elon’s journey to Phi Beta Kappa has always been about the pursuit of academic excellence,” says Steven House, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “Our focus has been to support our outstanding faculty with enhanced facilities, resources and programs so they can create an innovative, challenging and learning-centered environment

for our students. Elon is a far richer university because of this journey.” Elon becomes only the seventh institution in North Carolina to meet the high standards of excellence in the arts and sciences advocated by the society. Chapters currently are active at Duke University, Wake Forest University, Davidson College, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University and University of North Carolina-Greensboro. In evaluating applications for charters, Phi Beta Kappa seeks schools that have “standards that encourage excellence, a system of governance that promotes academic freedom and vigor, a scholarly faculty, a promising student body, a library and other educational facilities serving and complementing the course offerings, and an adequate and dependable income sufficient to maintain academic excellence.” The effort to shelter a chapter produced a series of enhancements in academic quality, including the following: • Increased academic quality of the student body, with higher retention and graduation rates • Increased number of students pursuing graduate degrees • Revised Honors Program and a new Fellows Program for Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences • Establishment of the Lumen Prize to support outstanding students in their academic pursuits, research and creative activities • Enhanced undergraduate research program, with new support for summer research • Increase in the number of full-time faculty positions and a reduction in the student-faculty ratio and average class size • A comprehensive plan to enhance faculty support • Enhanced language and culture program, addition of a foreign language requirement and tripling the foreign language faculty • Increased library print and electronic collections • New arts and sciences facilities, including Lindner Hall, the headquarters for Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences Phi Beta Kappa chapters invite outstanding students in the arts and sciences to join the society each year. The society currently has more than a half million members and chapters at 276 colleges and universities. Elon will induct its inaugural class of Phi Beta Kappa students during a special event this spring to mark the establishment of its chapter. Typically, Phi Beta Kappa students rank among the top 10 percent of arts and sciences majors, and have demonstrated outstanding scholarship, leadership, multicultural awareness and foreign language proficiency.





Elon University School of Law’s charter class achieved an 83 percent passage rate on the North Carolina Bar Exam in July, a rate that surpassed the state average of 73 percent. “This achievement is the product of their study and hard work,” says Elon Law Dean George R. Johnson Jr. “Their performance bodes well for their professional futures and for the future of Elon University School of Law.” Many graduates credited the law school’s focus on engaged learning and leadership development with helping them to succeed. “We came to Elon to lay a strong foundation on which future classes could succeed and build on, and I think we’ve done that,” says Damon Duncan, a charter class member and former Student Bar Association president.

(l-r) Assistant Law Professor Tom Noble, Executive Vice President Gerry Francis, Elon Law Dean George Johnson and Associate Law Professor Margaret Kantlehner.


Elon University School of Law has opened the Clinical Law Center, which houses its Wills Clinic and Juvenile Justice Intervention and Mediation Clinic. The center also includes activities associated with the school’s supervised service, street law, and public law and leadership courses, as well as its externships for students. The center, located in an annex of the school adjacent to Elon Law’s H. Michael Weaver Building, offers students the chance



Newsweek names Elon national leader in engaged learning The 2010 Newsweek-Kaplan college guide named Elon on the nation’s “Leader in Engaged Learning” and cited the university’s “constant innovation and sense of community.” Education writer Jay Mathews worked with college counselors to choose 25 top schools that served students’ needs “unusually well.” In a story titled “Finding the Right College for You,” Mathews featured Elon, saying “no school works ks harder to dispel ennui and get its undergraduates into the thick of academic life.” Mathews noted Elon’s consistent high marks in the National Survey of Student Engagement, which showed “that Elon students were much more likely to study abroad, complete internships, do volunteer service and work with faculty members outside of class than students at other schools.” U.S.News & World Report again has named Elon the top “up-and-coming” university in the nation on a list of 77 schools that are “leading the pack in improvements and innovative changes.” In a new U.S. News category, Elon is ranked among the nation’s top schools for its strong faculty commitment to undergraduate teaching. For the third year in a row, the magazine’s “America’s Best Colleges” guide ranked Elon 2 among 117 Southern master’s-level universities — the top North Carolina school in the category. Elon leads the Southern region in a new category of the nation’s top 80 colleges and universities where “the faculty has an unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.” Elon also was included in the 2010 guide’s “Great Schools, Great Prices” list based on a combination of academic quality and net costs for students and their families. The U.S. News guide provides the most thorough examination of how more than 1,400 accredited four-year schools compare on a set of 15 widely accepted indicators of excellence. For the seventh year in a row, The Princeton Review ranked Elon among the nation’s top colleges and universities. The 2010 college guide ranked schools based on a survey of 122,000 students from across the nation. In their survey responses, Elon students offered their views of the university’s academic programs and campus life. Their comments included, “You get involved outside the classroom and gain more knowledge through extensive undergraduate research, service learning, study abroad and internship opportunities,” and “amazing study abroad program through which Elon seeks to transform a student into a world citizen rather than just another American with a college degree.”

to put their legal knowledge into practice through casework management, research, writing, client interaction and courtroom advocacy, while also helping the Greensboro community. “Students spend a lot of time in the first year of law school learning technical legal

theory and understanding the law, but it’s very different to apply the law to an actual person’s problems,” says Margaret Robison Kantlehner, associate professor of law, who supervises the Wills Clinic. “The clinics provide a transition point for that process.”



“The days when we lived in a world where what happened halfway across the globe didn’t affect us, those days are over. Technology has changed everything, and that has been both a blessing and a curse. In a way, we live in a much, much smaller world. That means that we have to learn about each other, because what happens across the ocean will boomerang and affect us.” Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, spoke Oct. 13 at Fall Convocation. The bestselling novelist discussed life in his native Afghanistan and encouraged students to travel and learn about new cultures. A Thousand Splendid Suns is Elon’s common reading selection for 2009–2010. To view a video excerpt from his speech, go to magazine.

working efforts in a recent story on mba students seeking jobs. The Princeton Review ranked “It’s hard to find a school that Elon’s mba program fifth among has more seamlessly capitalized on the nation’s “best administered” friends and family networks than programs in its 2010 edition of the Elon University in North Carolina,” “Best 301 Business Schools.” the magazine reported in August. Elon m b a students told BusinessWeek notes that Elon The Princeton Review that the “has forged alliances with major fiprogram is “on the rise” and comnance powerhouses and boutiques mended the Martha and Spencer alike” as it works with parents and Love School of Business’ “globally-focused cur- friends of the university to assist undergraduates riculum.” Students also praised the school’s and mba students in their job and internship commitment to experiential learning, affordable searches. cost, cutting-edge classes, solid preparation in The story featured comments from Mary communication and interpersonal skills, pre- Gowan, dean of the Love School, Tom sentation skills and doing business in a global Vecchione, executive director of Career Services, economy. and Elon parent David Turner, cfo of the marBusinessWeek magazine cited Elon’s career net- kets division at Thomson Reuters.

White, Williams receive Elon Medallions Alan White, who led Elon athletics for 35 years, and A. Hope Williams, president of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, received Elon Medallions Aug. 24, recognizing their outstanding service to the university. Under White’s leadership, Elon’s athletics program maintained a tradition of success while moving from NAIA membership, through NCAA Division II, to the current NCAA Division I affiliation and membership in the Southern Conference. Elon won 53 conference titles, 12 conference Excellence Awards, including eight in a row from 1990-1997, and four A. Hope Williams and Alan White national championships under White. During his tenure, Elon teams produced more than 500 all-conference players, and student-athletes earned hundreds of awards for academic excellence. White received many honors during his career, including being named the NCAA Division I-AA/ I-AAA Southeast Athletics Director of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. He also received the 1989 NAIA National Athletics Administrator of the Year Award, was named the NAIA District 26 Athletics Administrator of the Year five times and was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame in 1993. White led a major renovation of Elon’s athletics facilities, including construction of Rhodes Stadium, Belk Track, Latham Park for baseball, Jimmy Powell Tennis Center, Rudd Field for soccer, Koury Field House, and the full renovation and expansion of Koury Center. Williams has been a prominent leader in representing North Carolina independent higher education statewide and nationally. She has served since 1992 as president of the statewide organization for the 36 independent colleges and universities in North Carolina and their presidents who comprise NCICU’s board of directors. Williams has been a strong advocate for student funding, especially the state grants and scholarships that enable students to attend private colleges and universities. She has led efforts to increase state grants and scholarship support from 35 million to 111 million. During her tenure, Elon students from North Carolina have received approximately 45 million through the North Carolina Legislative Tuition Grant and the State Contractual Scholarship Fund.





Elon has launched its new Web site home page, providing a wider page layout, improved site navigation and enhanced multimedia resources. The home page features core messages about Elon, an E-Net news feed and videos of students, faculty and staff talking about the university. A new page header provides significantly expanded link options to provide easier access to more areas of the site. A design team from the Office of University Relations reviewed best practices and designs of the nation’s top university Web sites. A focus group including more than 40 faculty, staff and students provided input on the site design throughout the summer. The site also features an information link, a “Connect Elon” page for new media and social media resources, and a new academics home page. The tools link includes an A–Z site index and a link to the new Elon Mobile Web site, specially designed for mobile phone Web access. Check out the new site at

Faculty author new books Six faculty members have written or edited new books that explore global issues in the 21st century, surviving layoffs in the workplace, the nexus of science and religion, African-American choral conductors and torts.

Pranab Das

Gerald Knight

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Rosemary Haskell

Tom Arcaro

Professors Tom Arcaro and Rosemary Haskell ask readers what it takes, and what responsibilities students have, to act as global citizens in the coedited textbook and anthology Understanding the Global Experience: Becoming a Responsible World Citizen. The text examines topics ranging from the environment to religion to international media and includes contributions from Elon faculty who have taught the university’s Global Experience freshman seminar. Professor Emeritus David Noer’s updated version of his 1995 book Healing the Wounds: Overcoming the Trauma of Layoff s and Revitalizing Downsized Corporations gives employees and corporations insight for managing layoffs and creating healthier work relationships. Global Perspectives on Science and Spirituality, a book edited by Pranab Das, professor of physics, has been published and includes essays from top scholars from around the world. The essays focus on approaches to examining the intersection of science and religion grounded in spiritual traditions ranging from Daoism to Eastern Orthodoxy. The essays cover a variety of scientific fields, spanning mathematical physics, robotics, biosemiotics and new schools of theoretical biology, embryonic stem

David Noer

cells, cognitive science and the concept of opening the human mind to broader ideas of reality. Gerald Knight, assistant professor of music, wrote Two African American Choral Conductors: Eroding Misconceptions Through Excellence, which looks at the careers of André Thomas and Judith Willoughby, two African-American choral conductors acclaimed for their ability to perform music in the Western classical tradition as well as multicultural repertoires. African-American choral conductors, Knight writes, have traditionally been acknowledged only for their expertise in interpreting spirituals and other music by black composers. Helen Grant, professor of law, joined three Australian legal scholars to present a contemporary casebook on torts in Torts: Commentary and Materials. The book takes a modern look at torts analysis in each main area of tort law, highlighting major cases and providing commentary on complex subjects. A native of Australia, Grant was the presiding legal member of the Mental Health Review Tribunal in Brisbane and spent two years as a legal officer in the Office of the Special Prosecutor in Brisbane, investigating corruption and prosecuting government officials.


Raleigh bishop blesses Catholic Newman Center Bishop Mich h ael Burbidgee of the Diocese of Ralleigh, N.C., vissited campus on Familyy Weekend to bless the new Catholic Newman Centeer, which is located in t he renovated Holland House on Sou uth Campus an nd serves as the home for Catholic Campus Ministry. Burbidge ceelebrated a speccial Mass before the Septt. 26 blessing ceremony attended by stt udents, their families and university leaders. Hee led the group in prayeer moments beffore walking through th he building to bless each room with holyy water. “Here the Catholic studentts of Elon University willl continue to leearn their Catholic faith and deepen th heir commitment to liviing as Christ has taught us,” Burbidge said during hiss blessing. “We pray that the word of Good may always echo from m its walls.” President Leo M. Lamberrt praised

the Reev. Gerry Waterman, the university’s Catholic Campus Minister, for his eff fforts to help make the Newman Centerr a reality. “Ou u r goal at Elon is for every student too develop spiritually while they’re here,” Lambert said. “The champion for this, who swept us all into believing this could happen and that it could happen more quickly than any of us thought, was Faather Gerry.” Hoolland House offers students a library, meeting space and a new kitchen and dining area for weekly Newman Centeer programs and dinners. The second floor houses three Catholic studen nts and the new peer ministry coordiinator. Tw wenty-two percent of Elon students are Caatholic, while about 180 students regulaarly take part in Catholic Campus Ministtry programs. The 4,000-squarefoot brick house, which once served

Raleigh Bishop Michael Burbidge, at right, blesses the new Catholic Newman Center as the Rev. Gerry Waterman, Elon’s Catholic Campus Minister, looks on.

as the official residence of two Elon presideents, was moved across campus in Junee to make room for a new plaza in the Academic Village. Elon n’s Newman Center is the sixth such faccility supported by the Catholic Diocesee of Raleigh.

New golf training facility dedicated The W. Cecil Worsley III Golf Training Center was dedicated Sept. 4 as the new headquarters for the men’s and women’s golf programs. The South Campus facility features hitting bays, a computerized swing analysis center and an indoor putting area. An outdoor driving range and an area where players can strengthen their short game, including two large practice greens, complete the center. The building is named for Worsley, a 1986 alumnus and former member of the men’s golf team whose gift of 250,000 to the Ever Elon Campaign spurred completion of the project. Speaking at the dedication, Worsley said he made the gift to take Elon’s golf programs to new heights. “I’m excited and proud to be a part of this,” he told the crowd, which included other donors to the project, studentathletes and coaches. “And I’m proud to be a part of Elon.” A loyal supporter of Elon athletics and annual giving programs, Worsley is a member of the Phoenix Club and the Elon Society President’s Circle. Worsley and his wife, JoAnna Sutton Worsley ’87, live in Wilmington, N.C. Their son, Cecil IV, is an Elon freshman. President Leo M. Lambert said athletics excellence is an important component of the university’s next strategic plan.

W. Cecil Worsley III ’86

“Today is one of the building blocks of that vision,” Lambert shared with the crowd. “We want to thank this wonderful and beautiful family for its generosity.” Director of Athletics Dave Blank offered his own praise for the family’s generosity. “This has to be one of the premier golf facilities on a college campus on the East Coast and possibly in the nation,” Blank said.




Ever Elon Campaign reaches $70 million One year after its public launch, the Ever Elon Campaign has reached $70 million in gifts and pledges toward the $100 million comprehensive campaign goal. This milestone was achieved thanks to the generosity of alumni, parents and friends who continue to support the campaign goals to build the endowment, increase annual and planned gifts, and preserve and build the campus. Recent major gifts to Ever Elon support additional need-based scholarships and athletics facilities.

anderson makes a difference with scholarships Elon trustee Kerrii Brown Anderson ’79 says she is proof that need-based scholarships change lives. Anderson, former chief executive officer of Wendy’s International, says scholarships made her Elon education possible. “Graduating from Elon changed my life and my fuKerrii Anderson ’79 ture forever,” she says. “My liberal arts education gave me a great foundation to go into the business world and be successful, and it prepared me for lifelong learning.” Anderson made a $225,000 gift to Elon, which will be added to the Kerrii Brown Anderson Endowed Scholarship, established earlier this year with a gift from Wendy’s International Foundation in Anderson’s honor. The scholarship assists female students with financial need, with preference given to students from North Carolina, 8


where Anderson grew up, or Ohio, where she has lived for the past 22 years. Anderson strongly supports the Ever Elon Campaign goal of increasing the number of need-based scholarships through endowment gifts. “I believe building an endowment for scholarships is critical for the long-term success of the university and the education of our future students,” she says. “These scholarships will allow students to obtain a great liberal arts education with an international experience, and to go into the world and make a difference.” Anderson says that all gifts to Elon have an impact on students. “I think it’s important to give back and to recognize the difference we can make in the lives of others,” she says. “To have the opportunity to change someone’s life is phenomenal.” Anderson is a member of the boards of directors of Burlington, N.C.-based LabCorp and Chiquita Brands International in Cincinnati.

‘elon is in our dna’ The Ward family of Burlington continued its strong tradition of philanthropy at Elon by making a $100,000 gift to support the new athletics field house. The gift honors the late C. Max Ward ’49, a former Elon trustee and one of the university’s most passionate supporters.

in Burlington is named Henderson House in their honor and currently houses the chaplaincy intern. The Hendersons say their daughters, Karen Rhea ’88 and Cynthia Andrew ’90, received an excellent education at Elon, and they wanted to make that opportunity available to additional students with financial need. “We’ve watched Elon grow and have been very impressed with its progress,” Richard Henderson says. “It’s an excellent institution.” Henderson grew up in a single-parent household in Medford, N.J., and earned his undergraduate degree at Maryville College in Tennessee. When he was 16, he received a $2,500 scholarship for his education after winning a national essay contest. The scholarship check, he says, was signed by Santa Claus and enabled him to attend college. “That was just one of the many types of assistance that I received along the way,” he says. “I see a lot of people who are hurting, especially single moms who worry about how their kids are going to Hunt Ward ’82, Cynthia Ward and Julia Ward get an education. We want this scholarship to help students improve Max Ward served in the Navy during World War ii and later at- their lives. Our greatest investment is in our children, and every littended Elon with assistance from the gi Bill. He completed his busi- tle bit helps.” ness administration degree in less than three years and opened Max Ward Delmar Studios (now Lifetouch Inc.), known for its school porfrank family establishes traits in North Carolina, Virginia and Alabama. Using his school connections, Ward helped recruit student-ath- scholarship at elon law letes to Elon, and he mentored them once they arrived. He took many The Stanley and Dorothy Frank Family of the portraits of Elon’s top athletes that are displayed in the Koury Foundation, together with brothers William Center concourse and the new W. Cecil Worsley iii Golf Training A. Frank and Barry S. Frank, have made Center on South Campus. a $100,000 gift to establish the Carole W. “Elon gave him the opportunity for an education that he wouldn’t Bruce Endowed Scholarship at Elon Law. have had otherwise, and he was grateful for that,” says Cynthia Ward, The gift honors Bruce, secretary to the Max’s wife. “His love for Elon and its people never wavered. Elon is foundation and legal and financial adviser in our dna, and this gift is about extending his legacy.” to the Frank family for more than 40 years. In making the gift, Cynthia Ward was joined by her son, Hunt The gift also honors the legacy of Stanley Carole W. Bruce Ward ’82, and his wife, Julia, of Burlington. Hunt and Julia are the Frank, a Greensboro philanthropist. The parents of Elon junior Cynthia Nicole Ward. scholarship will assist second- or third-year law students in good acaThe Ward family has supported academic and athletics scholar- demic standing with an interest in tax or estate-planning law. ships at Elon as well as the Center for the Arts, Rhodes Stadium and “Elon Law has already shown its ability to contribute significantly the Ernest A. Koury Sr. Business Center. Hunt Ward, territory man- to the betterment of the greater Greensboro region,” Barry Frank says. ager at Lifetouch, says his family understands the importance of pri- “Giving back to the community has always been a core value of our vate gifts to Elon. family, and we are pleased to support Elon Law, an outstanding edu“I know that tuition doesn’t cover the full cost of an Elon education, cational addition to the community and beyond.” and my family feels that it’s our duty to make that opportunity available to others,” says Hunt, who was a member of the golf team and serves on the university’s Board of Visitors with his wife. “We can’t donors make planned gifts continue to attract quality students and keep Elon affordable without Order of the Oak, Elon’s planned giving recognition society, welcomes endowment support.” new members Richard and Marjorie Henderson, of Mebane, N.C., and Odell Welborn ’57, of Greenville, N.C., who have made planned gift commitments to the Ever Elon Campaign. Additional planned gift hendersons invest in students commitments have been made by Order of the Oak members Dolores Dr. Richard Henderson and his wife, Marjorie, of Mebane, N.C., have Hagen ’53 and John G. ’53 Truitt Jr., of Elon, N.C., and Deborah A. made a gift of property to the university, which has established a need- ’74 and William Yow-Bowden, of College Park, Md. based scholarship in their names. The property on Saddle Club Road THE MAGAZINE OF ELON


Phoenix basketball on a mission BY ERICA ROBERSON AND JEN BLACKWELL


his first year leading the Phoenix men’s basketball team, head Senior guard Devan Carter, senior forward Adam Constantine, coach Matt Matheny is looking to revitalize a program that junior guard Chris Long and sophomore guard Josh Bonney each moved to Division i competition 10 years ago and turn it started in at least 16 games last season and will be counted on to lead into a consistent Southern Conference contender. this year’s squad. Constantine, one of the team’s most vocal leaders, After 16 years as the top assistant at Southern Conference foe has developed into a scoring threat inside. Elon also looks forward to Davidson, Matheny took over the Phoenix program last March, insti- the return of junior forward Scott Grable who was injured last season. tuting what he calls a “12-month mission.” He told players that getting Elon will challenge itself early and often during the non-conference better as individuals and as a team required a yearlong commitment season, beginning Nov. 16 at Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium to take to excellence. Matheny knows what it is like to win, participating in on the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in the first round 10 regular-season conference championships at Davidson as well as the of the Dick’s Sporting Goods nit Season Tip-Off Tournament. The Wildcats’ storied run to the ncaa tournament’s Elite Eight in 2008. Phoenix was slated to challenge Duke or Coastal Carolina in the This season, Matheny will lead a balanced team, including six se- second-round game the following day. Elon also will travel Dec. 13 to niors and juniors, and six sophomores and freshmen. Wake Forest before heading to Raleigh Dec. 17 for a matchup against N.C. State. “We want to give the guys the experience to play in the greatest venues in the country and play against some of the greatest competition in the country,” Matheny says. “It will prepare our team for the hostile environments we will face in the Southern Conference.” WOMEN’S TEAM SEEKS ‘KILLER INSTINCT’

Clockwise from top left: Chris Long, Matt Matheny, Tiara Gause and Karen Barefoot



Second-year women’s head basketball coach Karen Barefoot will depend on the leadership and experience of returning players and the energy of newcomers to help the Phoenix rise in the conference standings. “We are still a young team but have players who know how to score,” Barefoot says. “Last season, we were missing the killer instinct that puts points on the board. As a team, we are more confident entering this season and have players who are able to run our up-tempo style and pressure defense.” The Phoenix returns Tiara Gause, the program’s first Southern Conference Freshman of the Year, who led the team in scoring last season. Also returning is sophomore Courtney Medley, who scored 25 points in Elon’s SoCon Tournament win over Georgia Southern to pick up all-tournament honors and who joined Gause on the league’s all-freshman team. Elon will rely on a host of freshmen to make an immediate impact, including Ali Ford, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Female Athlete of the Year, and Eleisha Hairston and Kelsey Evans, who were among the players selected to the North Carolina East-West All-Star game. Ford was named mvp following a 20-point performance in the all-star game. “What really sets this group of freshmen apart is that three of them are among the players in the 2,000-point club and come from winning high school programs,” Barefoot says. “This will be an exciting bunch to watch develop.” The women’s squad was scheduled to open the season at home against Youngstown State on Nov. 13 and host Navy Nov. 14.


Modeling courage and determination BY CALEB JONES ’11

In March 2007, Lucas Walters was rushed to the hospital near his home in Medina, Ohio, with severe pain in his lower abdomen. Following surgery, the high school junior received the grim news from his doctor — he had testicular cancer. “When they told me, the first thing I felt was disbelief, then shock and bewilderment,” recalls Walters, who is now an Elon freshman and a member of the Phoenix cross country team. “(I thought) I’m not supposed to have cancer at this age.” Walters remained optimistic throughout his chemotherapy treatments and even managed to train with his cross country teammates at Medina High School when he felt strong enough. “Because of the chemo, I was always tired,” Walters says. “But I never gave up.” After 11 weeks of treatments, the doctors gave Walters good news — his cancer was in remission. He eagerly rejoined his team and discovered his treatments had unexpected benefits. “After the chemo, I realized I could run more because I had a higher pain tolerance,” he says. “I really identified

with Lance Armstrong, and I wanted to run even more than before.” Within six months of returning to his high school team, Walters shaved 40 seconds off his 5K race time and helped lead the team to a first-place finish in the Ohio State Cross Country Championship. The team went on to place third in the Nike Midwest Regional Cross Country meet in Terre Haute, Ind. While competing at the Nike Team Nationals in 2007, Walters received a package from Armstrong, the seventime winner of the Tour de France and a cancer survivor. The package included a Livestrong hat and yellow wristband, and a note signed by Armstrong. “The fact that Lance Armstrong had heard about me and cared enough to send a package was just awesome,” Walters recalls. “Nike must have contacted Lance before the national cross country meet and told him that I’d be running in it.” When he returned home, Walters decided to become involved with the Lance Armstrong Foundation, working as a community organizer with the Livestrong campaign. Last fall, he organized a nine-mile trail run and a 5K race in his hometown. About 60 runners

Women’s soccer reaches high mark BY ERICA ROBERSON

The women’s soccer team finished one of its strongest seasons ever this fall, posting the most victories (12) since the Phoenix moved to Division I in 1999 and the most wins since 1996. Head coach Chris Neal’s squad ended the regular season 12–5–2 overall and 7–3–1 in the Southern Conference, narrowly missing the chance to compete in postseason play. For the first time in program history, four players received All-SoCon honors in one season. Freshman defender Claire O’Keefe became the program’s first firstteam all-conference selection, while senior forward Molly Calpin earned second-team recognition. O’Keefe, Scarlett Fakhar and Elizabeth Palmer were named to the league’s all-freshman team.

Molly Calpin

O’Keefe, a defender, anchored an Elon defense that posted seven shutouts during the season, the most since 1999. “It is quite an honor for Claire, especially as a freshman, to be the first Elon women’s

Lucas Walters

participated in the trail run, which raised 600 for the foundation. At Elon, Walters proudly wears his Livestrong wristband when he competes with the cross country team. “Working with the Livestrong campaign has given me insight into the battles that other people go through when faced with cancer, as well as the opportunity to meet a lot of great people who care very much about helping others.”

soccer player to be named first-team AllSoCon,” Neal says. “She was a rock at the back for us this season.” Calpin led Elon with six goals on the year. Five of those goals were game winners, including a strike with 17 seconds remaining to lift the Phoenix to its first victory against SoCon foe Furman. She finished her Elon career with 17 goals and eight assists. “Molly led the league in game-winning goals this year and worked very hard to build our team into a nationally competitive program,” Neal says. Fakhar scored three goals, helping Elon to wins over Furman, Chattanooga and The Citadel. Palmer, a defender, led the SoCon with 11 assists. She assisted on several gamewinning goals, including the score against Western Carolina to give the Phoenix its first win over the Catamounts.





hen it comes to dramatic moments in Phoenix football, Scott Riddle and Terrell Hudgins know how to deliver. Take the game against Georgia Southern last fall in Statesboro. The Phoenix, seeking its first road win against the Southern Conference power, trailed 20–19 with less than two minutes to play. It was 4th down with 10 yards to go following a rare string of incomplete passes by Riddle. The situation appeared desperate, if not downright hopeless. In the team huddle during a time-out, Riddle traded glances with his favorite wide receiver as head coach Pete Lembo asked the tandem what play they wanted to run. “We both felt like the slant and go (pass route) would work,” recalls Hudgins, who had already caught 12 passes that night for a game-high 179 yards. Seconds later, Hudgins blazed by two Georgia Southern defenders in front of the Elon bench and caught a perfect pass from Riddle, giving the Phoenix a critical fi rst down. Six plays later and with 6 seconds 12


remaining, Andrew Wilcox nailed a 34-yard field goal, securing a 22–20 Elon victory. “I teared up afterward, right on the field,” Hudgins recalls. “You could see in everybody’s eyes how much they wanted that game, how much that meant to our team.” The game marked a turning point for Elon, which would go on to a 5–0 start in the conference, finish the year 8–4 and contend for a national playoff berth until the fi nal weekend of the season. It also was a decisive moment for Riddle and Hudgins, who this year are enjoying their third and final season playing together. Riddle, a junior, and Hudgins, a senior, have rewritten school and conference record books for passing and receiving while establishing the Phoenix as an upper-echelon team in the SoCon, poised to make its first playoff appearance since joining Division i a decade ago. Even more remarkable, perhaps, is that none of their accomplishments would have been possible without two critical events:

Riddle keeping a promise to his father to visit campus and a fateful decision concerning Hudgins made by a coaching staff 150 miles from Elon. the road to elon Encouraged by their parents, Darius and Leslie Hudgins, Terrell and his two sisters excelled as athletes at Rocky Mount High School in Rocky Mount, N.C. During his senior year, the Associated Press named Hudgins, then a quarterback, the top high school athlete in North Carolina. He also starred as a third baseman and pitcher in baseball, and a power forward in basketball. Hudgins made an official recruiting visit to Elon but ultimately decided to play football at East Carolina University. Impressed with his 6-foot-2-inch, 220-pound frame, the ecu coaches moved Hudgins from offense to defense, inserting him at linebacker in August 2005. “I hadn’t played defense since I was 12,” Hudgins recalls. “I tried it for the team, but it

Sco Riddle & Terrell Hudgins rewrite the record books

to Elon and give it a chance. He fell in love with it, and it has been great for him.” Scott, who threw for more than 7,500 yards and helped bring a state championship to Eastern Randolph High School in nearby Ramseur, N.C., says being in familiar surroundings has helped him perform at a high level on the field. “It has been a great experience for me to be around people who have known my family,” he says.

talent makes them very difficult to prepare for.” This fall, Riddle and Hudgins have continued to shatter records. In a 28–14 win over Georgia Southern Sept. 26, Riddle became the SoCon career leader in pass completions and passing yards. On Oct. 3 against Furman, Hudgins became the nca a Division i Football Championship Subdivision leader in career receptions with 318. On Nov. 7 against Western Carolina, he broke the all-time fcs record for career receiving yards held by nfl a powerful combination legend Jerry Rice, who had 4,693 receiving Hudgins burst onto the scene as a redshirt yards. Hudgins currently holds the Elon and freshman in , catching  passes for SoCon records for receptions in a season, , yards en route to earning second-team career touchdown receptions, career recepAll-America honors from the Associated Press, tions and career receiving yards. as well as the nickname “T-Mobile” among his fans. He became the second receiver in ‘like batman and robin’ Elon history to reach the ,-yard mark in The chemistry between Riddle and Hudgins a single season and ranked second nationally is as strong off the field as it is in big-game in receiving yards per game. situations. Riddle’s arrival in 2007 ushered in the They play cards together, and Hudgins most prolific passing year in the history of has been a guest at Riddle’s home for cookElon football. He was perfectly suited for outs. When it comes to favorite television Lembo’s multiple formation offense, which shows, Hudgins is a big fan of “SpongeBob relies heavily on passing. With Hudgins as his SquarePants,” while Riddle prefers “Home primary target, Riddle thrived his first year, Improvement.” earning Southern Conference Freshman of Like any good friends, they enjoy giving Scott Riddle, left, and Terrell Hudgins the Year honors and two National Freshman each other a hard time. of the Year awards. He also was named a first“When I was a little younger and team All-American while passing for 3,817 SpongeBob first came out, I might have yards — an Elon and Southern Conference watched it a little bit, but it’s not one of just wasn’t for me. I wanted to go somewhere record. my favorite shows,” Riddle says with a wry where I was going to enjoy my four years of Hudgins shined as well that season. He laugh. football.” caught 117 of Riddle’s passes for 1,474 yards “On the field, we’re like Batman and Already familiar with Elon from his and scored 18 touchdowns, all Elon records, Robin,” Hudgins says. “I’m Batman and he’s visit, Hudgins decided to transfer after the and earned his place on five different All- Robin.” Phoenix coaching staff assured him that he’d America squads as the Phoenix finished 7–4 “Yeah, right,” quips Riddle. play offense. He redshirted that year and saw overall, 4–3 in the SoCon. Both players say they are interested his first game action as an Elon wide receiver In 2008, the duo’s numbers dropped in working with kids after they graduate. in 2006. slightly as Elon developed a stronger run- Hudgins has worked at the Boys and Girls Riddle also had to give Elon a chance, ning game. The Phoenix won eight games Club in Burlington, where many are fans of 19. but it wasn’t because he was unfamiliar with and made a run for a national playoff berth “He’s unreal with little kids,” Riddle the campus. His parents, Jimmy Riddle until the final weekend of the season. says. “Everybody’s a ‘19’ fan. All the kids ’81 and Cathy Watkins Riddle ’79, and his “Scott and Terrell realize that playoff have his jersey, and he’ll always make time maternal grandparents, Ernest “Pep” Watkins teams don’t just rely on one or two guys to get to talk to them and give them high-fives on ’49 and Dot Shackelford Watkins ’48, hoped it done,” says Lembo, currently in his fourth the sidelines.” Scott would follow in their footsteps. year leading the Phoenix. “They’re willing to For now, both players are focused on one “Elon is like a big family to us,” says sacrifice any sort of individual recognition or goal — winning the Southern Conference Jimmy Riddle, a former linebacker who statistics for the good of this team.” and practicing through Thanksgiving, ranks fifth at Elon for career interceptions. Jerry Moore, head coach at conference because that would mean Elon would be pre“Scott originally didn’t want to come here rival Appalachian State, says Riddle and paring for a playoff game for the first time because I had been here. I just asked him to Hudgins make Elon a formidable opponent. in 28 years. promise me two things: that he wouldn’t go “You can point to their arrival, as well as Says Hudgins, “We were so close to the to another Southern Conference school and Pete (Lembo’s), as the point where (Elon’s) playoffs last year, it makes all of us want it that he would at least make his official visit program turned around,” Moore says. “Their that much more.” THE MAGAZINE OF ELON


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as part of his doctoral studies and longed to return to the classroom.

instructions and waiting to see how they tackle their assignments. Both professors are known for being accessible and attentive to students. Hollingsworth even encourages students to play basketball with him and other faculty in Jordan Gym. “Their doors were open quite often,” recalls Steven Hicks ’08. “Most students could walk in the door and ask if they had a moment or two to talk.” Hollingsworth and Powell believe that Elon is ahead of other colleges and universities when it comes to teaching mobile computing, which typically is taught at the graduate level. At Elon, juniors and seniors can enroll in the class, enabling them to stay current on trends in the rapidly changing area of programming. So what’s in store for students in the coming years? Plenty, considering that most of the time people spend on computers these days is online, including e-mail, Web chats and document sharing, tasks that can be done from almost anywhere. Turns out, the computer itself does very little. For Hollingsworth and Powell, staying ahead of a constantly changing industry isn’t work. It’s fun. “The world has really changed,” Powell says. “Years ago the whole movement was toward developing software to run on your desktop. As technologies evolve at an incredible pace, evolving the curriculum to keep up is an exciting process.” /*==============

of the way students must learn to think about smart phones. “It’s a small screen, so interface design has to be done differently.” Mobile computing is one element of Elon’s computing sciences curriculum, which also looks at artificial intelligence and video gaming programs, areas of expertise led by associate professor Shannon Duvall.

“There’s no fear of failure in students,” Powell says. “The excitement of working with students and seeing them develop and exceed expectations is something you can’t imagine.”

helping students succeed

opposites attract

Hollingsworth grew up the son of teachers in Mt. Airy, N.C., including the now-retired football coach at the local high school. As a boy, Hollingsworth helped manage his dad’s team. Before practice each day, his father arranged for him to work with one of the school’s computer technology teachers. The board game aficionado attended Appalachian State University and earned his master’s degree in computing science at Wake Forest University before joining the Elon faculty as a lecturer in 2001. Powell took a different path to computing science. The Massachusetts native graduated near the top of his West Point class and served in Vicenza, Italy, with the U.S. Army Airborne Infantry. The Army encouraged its top officers to attend graduate school, so Powell enrolled in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., for master’s degrees in civil engineering and business administration. After fi nishing his military service in 1983, Powell took a job with General Electric, eventually picking up a third master’s degree in computer engineering, followed by his doctorate in computer science, both from Rensselaer. He and a colleague left ge and New York in 1994 to start Engineous Software in Research Triangle Park, N.C. In 2001, Powell left the company he helped build and found a home at Elon as the chair of the computing sciences department. He had previously taught at Rensselaer

Former students mar vel at how well Hollingsworth and Powell work together, even though their teaching styles are vastly different. Powell, the former corporate entrepreneur, is known for giving students precise requirements for assignments and then reading through pages of their submitted computer code to make sure it’s correct. Hollingsworth takes a trial-anderror approach, assigning students a broad ===== end of print =============*/ programming objective with few detailed

Don’t leave home without Elon Mobile Staying connected to the university just got easier with the launch of Elon Mobile, a service that allows people with cell phone Web browsers to access campus news, event calendars, sports scores, and e-mail and phone directories. Elon Mobile, which can be bookmarked by going to, also includes a GPS feature to help iPhone users on campus find information about buildings that are just a few feet away. “The GPS-based walking tour is an innovative feature,” says John David Parsons ’06, Elon’s Web applications developer who created the mobile application. “We’re among the first schools to offer this service to our campus community. People want quick access to data when they’re out and about, and we’re giving it to them with Elon Mobile.”



Doing a world of good BY JALEH HAGIGH



There aren’t many people who have the power to change someone’s life with the click of a computer mouse. Audrey Seagraves ’02 is one of those people.


eagraves is director of programs for World of Good Development Organization, a nonprofit group dedicated to improving economic and social conditions for millions of women and adolescent girls in the developing world who live on less than $2 a day. She manages the Fair Wage Guide, a free online calculator that estimates the fair localized value of handmade goods produced by workers, providing an ethical method for comparing wages worldwide. The calculator has enabled thousands of craft producers and other workers, many of whom work from their homes with few if any support networks, to learn whether they are charging enough for their products and which goods are most profitable. In September, World of Good was named one of 15 Tech Award Laureates for 2009, an award established by The Tech Museum of

Innovation to honor innovators from around Belgium. She also spent part of a recent the world who are applying technology to vacation in Cambodia and Vietnam meeting benefit humanity. Seagraves was scheduled to with craft producers. Following the Tech accept the honor for World of Good at a Nov. Awards ceremony, she will travel to Argentina 19 awards gala in San Jose, Calif. Former Vice to promote the guide. President Al Gore also was scheduled to be Homeworkers are among the most honored as a global humanitarian. disadvantaged workers in global supply chains, “It makes me feel good every day to be with the highest concentration in the garment part of something that is making a difference,” sector, Seagraves says. Informal homeworkers Seagraves says. “It feels like something I’m earning poverty-level wages make up 30 to supposed to do.” “It makes me feel good 60 percent of the workforce in the clothing, Seagraves joined World of Good in textile and footwear industries. These January 2006 after working as the public every day to be part industries have eliminated many factory jobs relations and promotions coordinator for in favor of homeworkers, where there is little Foreign Policy magazine in Washington, of something that is enforcement of minimum-wage standards or D.C., where she moved after graduating labor laws. with honors and a degree in journalism and making a difference. Because of their relative isolation, women communications. She also worked as a Future working from their homes in small villages Leaders of the World Fellow at the Population It feels like something are particularly vulnerable. Often they are Institute, where she helped build a public unaware of their legal rights and have no way relations campaign for the Educate America I’m supposed to do.” to negotiate for higher pay for services ranging and World Population Awareness Week from embroidery to sewing to assembling – Audrey Seagraves ’02 programs. In 2002, she participated in the flip-flops. United Nations World Summit on Sustainable “The Fair Wage Guide is helping women Development in Johannesburg, South Africa. value their time in terms of wages and In addition to managing the Fair Wage Guide, Seagraves directs educating them on their legal rights,” Seagraves says. “During our World of Good’s micro-grants program, economic development fellows case studies, we found that many homeworkers don’t even charge and the Living Wage Project. She also serves as chair of the World Fair enough to cover their material costs, let alone labor costs. Due to lack Trade Organization’s Monitoring and Standards Committee. of information, the women are typically earning well below their legal Seagraves was living in Wilmington, N.C., and considering minimum wage and often are losing money. The Fair Wage Guide applying to graduate school when a former colleague at the Population is helping to level the playing field for these workers by empowering Institute suggested she move to the San Francisco area to help launch them with information to negotiate for higher wages.” World of Good’s nonprofit arm. Seagraves is proud of the impact the guide has had. “It was right up my alley,” Seagraves says. “I would have the chance “It’s about empowering individuals and giving them opportunities to work directly with the population that we serve. That was the reason to lift themselves out of poverty and improve their lives,” she says. I got into nonprofit and international development work in the first “Just putting money toward something is not the answer.” place. I really love learning about different cultures.” Seagraves credits her inspiration in part to Elon’s emphasis on Created in 2006, the Fair Wage Guide has already made an global education and a writing course she took that focused on poverty. impact, raising awareness about the needs of homeworkers in 60 “I found myself wanting to write stories about poverty, and when developing nations. More than 700 international businesses have I graduated, I wanted to do something where I could make an impact,” used the software to increase wages for more than 50,000 low-income she says. “Elon definitely helped to shape that.” homeworkers by an average of 20 percent. Working for World of Good has changed Seagraves. For example, the artisans of Malindi Handicrafts of Kenya have “It has made me realize how small the world is and how much of used the Fair Wage Guide for the past two years to ensure that their an impact you can have as an individual,” she says. “It reminds me of 1,560 carvers are charging enough for their products to cover a fair what’s important in life, and what is important to me is being able to wage. Last summer, artisans from around the world had a chance touch someone on a human level. On days when I’m feeling frustrated to use the guide during a World of Good workshop in Santa Fe, about work, I think maybe I should go work for a big company and N.M. Seagraves recalls the reaction of one Bolivian artist after she make lots of money. But I don’t think that would be fulfilling for me. had entered her information in the Fair Wage Guide and clicked the I know this is my life’s work.” submit button. The former Elon soccer star and National All-Collegiate Scholar “She was so shocked to realize which of her products were making is already planning her next move. her money and which were not,” Seagraves says. “She was so excited “What I would really like to do is move to a developing country she said, ‘I’m taking this back to my community!’” and work directly with individuals living in poverty,” Seagraves says. Since joining World of Good, Seagraves has traveled to Peru “That gives you insight into how to find better programs to help people. to work with rural craft producers and has made presentations on Everyone should be doing something that is making the world a the Fair Wage Guide at conferences in New Zealand, France and better place.” THE MAGAZINE OF ELON



Clockwise from bottom left: Samantha King, Nicole Morillo, Andrew Somers, Maria Papa and Andrew Stevenson.



In , Elon created the Odyssey Program, which includes five need-based scholarships that give bright students with good hearts the opportunity to earn a college degree. These students receive financial, academic, social and mentoring support to ensure their success and full participation in university life, including study abroad, internships and undergraduate research. Creating additional scholarships such as those in the Odyssey Program is a top priority of the Ever Elon Campaign. Alumni, parents and friends have responded generously to this goal, creating 95 new endowed scholarships during the past three years and helping to keep Elon’s doors open to all students. The five scholarships in the Odyssey Program are: The Susan Scholarship and John L. Georgeo Scholarship, established by Furman C. Moseley Jr. ’56 and his wife, Susan; The Mac Mahon Family Scholarship, created by the family of trustee Tom Mac Mahon; The Margaret Ann Hall Endowed Scholarship, endowed by the family of Mike Hall; and the Honorable Thad Eure North Carolina Achievement Scholarship, established by Elon trustees to honor former Elon trustee Thad Eure, one of the nation’s longest-serving public servants. In the following essays, students from the Odyssey Program reflect on how their scholarships have transformed their lives, while four donors, including three associated with the Odyssey Program, discuss what inspires them to support Elon.

<< Mike Hall and Samantha King

MY UNFORGETTABLE GIFT I have never felt happier than at this moment. I am working toward my dream of being a journalist. I am the assistant news editor of the student newspaper The Pendulum and a member of the Periclean Scholars Class of 2012. And I owe it all to the Hall family, who created a scholarship that enabled me to attend Elon. In my wildest dreams, I never would have thought this would be possible. I grew up in the small town of Pennington Gap, Va., in the Appalachian Mountains. My high school guidance counselor advised us to take computer classes so we could earn a scholarship to the local community college. Needless to say, students were not held to very high standards or encouraged to attend prestigious private schools in another state. I decided at a young age that I did not want the same life everyone around me was so content having — I wanted more. I wanted to see something other than the corners of the county where I was born and raised. I wanted to see and help the world. I volunteered in high school, played three sports, was in the marching band, joined every club offered and took only the toughest classes available. I found out I was accepted to Elon when I got a call from Susan Klopman, vice president of admissions and financial planning. Susan’s first words were, “Hi, my name is Susan Klopman. I am representing Elon University, and I would like to offer you a full-tuition scholarship.” I couldn’t believe her. This was my chance! I could not afford $30,000 a year in tuition without some external help. “I WILL NEVER FORGET My freshman year, I made new friends and soon Elon THE NIGHT I MET MIKE HALL, WHO GAVE ME THE became my new home. I enjoyed my classes immensely. My GREATEST GIFT POSSIBLE professors were more than helpful and even took me to lunch — AN EDUCATION.” to discuss a concept from class or my latest paper. The student organization I was most excited about was The Pendulum. I wanted more than anything to write for the paper that everyone around campus reads every Wednesday. Writing for the paper has convinced me that this is what I want to do with my life. I will never forget the night I met Mike Hall, who gave me the greatest gift possible — an education. We met last April at a formal dinner at the home of President Lambert and his wife, Laurie. I felt both accomplished and out of place. Mike reminded me a lot of my grandfather, a white-haired, kind-natured man who you could not help but connect with immediately. In the days before the dinner, I was extremely anxious. How could I find the words to say ‘thank you’ for the gift he has selflessly given to me? Halfway through dinner, I asked Mike to tell me about his family, including his wife, the late Margaret Ann “Peggy” Hall, for whom my scholarship is named. He spoke eloquently of how his youngest daughter, Gretchen Hall Archibald ’02, had fallen in love with Elon, which led to his and Peggy’s love for the school. He spoke gracefully of Peggy’s passion for travel and her last trip to the Galapagos Islands before losing her battle with cancer. As Mike was finishing his story, I could not contain myself any longer. Tears were streaming down my face. After he finished, all I could say was, “I promise you, I will never forget her.”

Hall Family Foundation Honoring a beloved wife and mother inspired Mike Hall and his family to establish the Margaret Ann Hall Endowed Scholarship. “Peggy did a wonderful job of making sure our two daughters, Gretchen and Candice, were well educated,” Mike Hall says of his late wife. “She wanted to make sure the opportunity to attend college was extended to bright young women in need. We made this gift because we wanted to memorialize her in a way that would help others.” A 500,000 gift from the Hall Family Foundation established the need-based scholarship to assist female students from Virginia. Elon awarded the inaugural scholarship to sophomore Samantha King. “Elon did a wonderful job in selecting Samantha as the first recipient of this scholarship,” says Hall, who met King last spring. Hall, who served with Peggy on the university’s Parents Council and who recently joined the Board of Visitors, says Elon did an impressive job educating his daughter, Gretchen Hall Archibald ’02, and her husband, Tim Archibald ’02. “We found Elon to be a community that is strong spiritually and emotionally, and has a caring faculty, and we wanted to be part of it,” says Hall, of The Plains, Va. “Elon doesn’t get a lot of funding from the state or federal government and has to rely on philanthropy.” Hall is president of MTH Management Corp., a commercial real estate firm he started with Peggy. He says endowing the scholarship enables Peggy’s memory to live on. “We wanted our support to go on in perpetuity,” he says. “The future is going to bring exciting opportunities for these students.”

Samantha King, sophomore // Pennington Gap, Va. // Margaret Ann Hall Endowed Scholarship THE MAGAZINE OF ELON


Furman C. Moseley Jr. ’56 Furman C. Moseley Jr. ’56 has never forgotten the football scholarship that enabled him to attend Elon. “I would not have been able to come to Elon had I not had an athletics scholarship,” Moseley says. “When you have that kind of assistance, you are obligated to help others if you can.” Moseley and his wife, Susan, are among Elon’s most loyal benefactors. They have endowed the John L. Georgeo Scholarship and The Susan Scholarship, which assist students with financial need. Whenever possible, Moseley meets with recipients of both scholarships to hear about their Elon experiences and share his story. “You hope that you personify for them a caring human being who is interested in creating an opportunity for them, but not in a heavy-handed manner,” Moseley says. “You hope that you’re helping them achieve a greater degree of success in their lives and that it will replicate itself.

“It’s reflective of the kind of spirit displayed by Johnny Georgeo, who was my high school mentor. He helped me financially and professionally, including honing my skills to qualify for the scholarship. One of the great days of my life was when I was at Elon with Johnny to establish the Johnny Georgeo Scholarship, because it’s kind of funny to see a 75-year-old Greek man cry. It meant a great deal to him and his family to know that his name is honored in perpetuity at Elon, and it meant a great deal to me to be able to help him receive that recognition.” Moseley says scholarships are critical to ensuring that Elon remains accessible to students from a variety of backgrounds. “Alumni take great pride in the continued progress that Elon has enjoyed through its many programs,” Moseley says. “The programs have a cost, and one way of acknowledging that progress is to give financial support. What finer way of saying thanks?”

<< Furman Moseley Jr. with Nicole Morillo and Andrew Somers

STEPPING OUTSIDE MY COMFORT ZONE Growing up in New York is like growing up in another world. It means having a Dunkin’ Donuts, a deli, a Chinese restaurant and a hot dog stand all in one block. It means being able to take the subway almost anywhere, attending overcrowded schools and having every class since kindergarten look like a microcosm of the world. For me, it also meant growing up with my father in a single-parent household. In high school, we had up to 400 students who shared the same college adviser. This adviser told us it wasn’t worth applying to private colleges because they were too expensive and scholarship opportunities were limited. I regularly heard disparaging comments from people in my neighborhood in Queens about going to school outside New York, because what place did a Hispanic woman have in North Carolina, anyway? I filled out every piece of paperwork for college applications by myself because my college adviser was too busy to help me. The Susan Scholarship gave me the opportunity to attend a university more wonderful than my parents or I could have ever imagined. And that was just the beginning. The Susan Scholarship allowed me to step outside my comfort zone and go from a school where I was one of about 1,000 Hispanic students to a university with about 150 Hispanic students. It gave me the opportunity to break stereotypes and share my

Colombian culture with people who most likely have never met someone from Colombia. Because of this scholarship, I wake up every day in a supportive, engaging, caring, learning environment, where I have established meaningful relationships with wonderful professors. I have participated in service opportunities with Elon’s service learning “ BECAUSE OF THIS community, served as a mentor in SCHOLARSHIP, I WAKE the smart program and joined the UP EVERY DAY IN A Gospel Choir. This scholarship gave SUPPORTIVE, ENGAGING, me an opportunity that I didn’t know CARING, LEARNING was possible for a minority from an ENVIRONMENT, WHERE inner-city school. I HAVE ESTABLISHED Above all, The Susan Scholarship MEANINGFUL gave me the chance to pursue my RELATIONSHIPS …” dreams of being a teacher. As a teacher, I will have the great privilege of encouraging students to reach their full potential, regardless of their economic status, ethnicity or legal status. Such a privilege is only experienced by a few, and because of The Susan Scholarship, I am one of those few. I believe there are many wonderful gifts that a person can receive in his or her life, but there are few as life-altering and profound as the gift of education.

Nicole Morillo, sophomore // Queens, N.Y. // The Susan Scholarship



MY DREAM COME TRUE From the moment I stepped on the red bricks of Elon, I knew that this university was the place for me. I’m not sure if it was the location, academics, wide range of majors, friendly atmosphere or a combination of all four things that attracted me the most. The only challenge was getting accepted and paying for school. My brother and sister had already graduated from college, so I knew it was going to be extremely tough for my mom, a single parent who works as a teacher, to pay off college bills a third time. I was grateful to be accepted to Elon, which was my first choice, but still had no way of affording the tuition. In the meantime, I was getting scholarship offers from other institutions. In April 2008, in what I con- “I FEEL THAT TRUE SUCCESS sider to be a miracle, I received a call IS DOING SOMETHING YOU LOVE, BEING GOOD AT IT from Greg Zaiser, dean of admissions, AND MAKING A POSITIVE telling me that I’d been selected as a recipient of the John L. Georgeo IMPACT ON THE WORLD.” Scholarship and as a member of the Odyssey Program at Elon. The timing and circumstances of that phone call could not have been better! This was the deciding factor for me to go to Elon, my top-choice school. It really was a dream come true, and I thank God regularly for that phone call because of the great experiences that I’ve had at Elon. I have made a lot of great friends, taken classes that I enjoy, and participated in programs and organizations that have helped shape who I am as an individual. I am a business management major with a minor in Spanish. In addition to my participation in the Odyssey Program, I participate in club lacrosse, the Emerging Leaders program and Campus Outreach, a Christian student organization. I also work in Elon’s Kernodle Center for Service Learning. Service has always been part of my life. In high school, I participated in two mission trips to Kenya and four trips to Honduras. I delivered school supplies to African children, refurbished an orphanage and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for African tribes. During spring break next year, I will co-lead a service trip to the Dominican Republic, where we will build houses to help alleviate the poverty there. My service experiences have instilled in me an appreciation for the opportunities I have been given, which have been nothing short of amazing. And the blessings haven’t stopped there. They have continued at Elon. After I graduate, I plan to use my management and leadership skills to serve others in the fight against poverty. I feel that true success is doing something you love, being good at it and making a positive impact on the world. I have learned so much about myself at Elon. I feel like a completely different person than I was when I came here a year ago. I understand my learning habits, I know my strengths and shortcomings, and I am much more confident in my communication skills. Had it not been for the Georgeo Scholarship, none of this would have been possible. Meeting my scholarship donor, Furman Moseley Jr. ’56, last spring was such a treat, knowing that he was the primary reason I came to Elon. He really is an example to follow, and I am so grateful for all that he has done for me and for other students.

Skip Moore ’77 and Victoria Moore Skip ’77 and Victoria Moore know exactly how they want to spend the rest of their lives. “We have a motto: in the second half of our lives, we want to move from success to significance,” Skip says. “It’s important for us to look around each day and see how we can make a difference.” The Atlanta couple have been doing just that through their generous support of Elon athletics. This year, the Moores have donated 50,000 to establish the Skip and Victoria Moore Baseball Scholarship, and they have made an additional 50,000 gift for a new baseball scoreboard in Latham Park. They also make annual gifts as members of the Phoenix Club. “It’s a tough time for kids to be going to college, and we’re fortunate to be in a position to help students,” Skip says. “It’s imperative for students not to put such a huge financial burden on themselves and their families.” “Supporting scholarships allows Skip and myself to change people’s lives and in the interim, it changes us,” Victoria says. “It gives us a good feeling.” Skip’s uncle, Gil Watts ’59, played baseball and basketball at Elon and is a member of the university’s Sports Hall of Fame. Skip, also a former Elon baseball player, says he’s proud to give back to his alma mater. “We hope our scholarship goes to a deserving student-athlete who can get a great education and make the most of the Elon experience,” he says.

Andrew Somers, sophomore // Boca Raton, Fla. // John L. Georgeo Scholarship



Thomas P. Mac Mahon Nothing delights Elon trustee Thomas P. Mac Mahon more than helping young people in need earn a college degree. “I’m enormously impressed by young people who live in very challenging environments and rise to the top to even consider a college education,” he says. Last year, Mac Mahon made a 1 million gift to endow The Mac Mahon Family Scholarship, which assists students with academic potential and high financial need from Alamance County, N.C., or the urban areas of northern New Jersey, where Mac Mahon grew up. The goal of the scholarship is to strengthen those communities while transforming the lives of students, including those who have overcome hardships or are the first in their families to attend college. Mac Mahon is former chairman and chief executive officer of Burlington, N.C.based LabCorp and currently serves as a member of its board of directors. “The inspiration came from my attraction to Elon and my recognition that it’s very hard for some students to have the opportunity to go to Elon,” says Mac Mahon, of Basking

Ridge, N.J. “The campus environment and the educational environment at Elon are fantastic. To help these young students realize a dream is tremendously fulfilling.” Mac Mahon, who attended Saint Peter’s College in Jersey City, N.J., on an athletics scholarship, says having students from a variety of backgrounds enriches the entire campus. “The leadership at Elon understands the importance of having a diverse student body,” he says. “It allows all students to understand the true value of the educational system.”



FINDING MY PLACE AT ELON I grew up in the small town of Voorhees, N.J., and had what I considered an ordinary life. I had the normal sibling conflicts with my older brother and sister, went on vacations up and down the East Coast, and formed wonderful memories with some amazing friends. When I was 12, my father left my family and my parents got divorced. It was hard on all of us, but my mom believes I got the worst of it because I was so much younger and had to live without a father for the longest. We began having financial difficulties because of the divorce, and it really took a toll on my mother and me. We had doubts that we would be able to pay for any college I chose, let alone Elon. After getting bombarded with college letters and putting Elon in the “keep” pile, we decided to do some research. My mother’s friends had children who attended Elon recently, and they both absolutely loved it. I read about Elon’s emphasis on engaged learning and thought it sounded brilliant; it would create an environment where I could thrive academically. Elon also had the majors I wanted, photography and psychology, so I could double major like I had planned to do since high school. After I was accepted to Elon, I began looking for scholarships, which were extremely important due to my family’s financial situation. After reading about the Odyssey Program and the support it offered students, I applied for one of the scholarships, as well as any others I could find. Everyone at Elon was really helpful with answering questions and I started feeling welcome in the Elon community. A few weeks later, I learned that I had been chosen for The Mac Mahon Family Scholarship. I was ecstatic! Not only would I be able to attend Elon without taking on massive debt when I graduated, I also would be able to study abroad with the grant that came with the scholarship! Studying abroad during college is so important to me. I love to travel, and learning about other cultures and points of view has fascinated me since elementary school. As a freshman, I am still adjusting to college life, and being far away from home and all my friends. I’m starting to find my place at Elon, which is making it easier to adjust. I am already making great friends, and I really enjoy the many opportunities to volunteer and meet people. I am on the catering committee for Elonthon, our spring dance marathon, and I am keeping up with my photography, avidly taking pictures. I hope Elon’s art program will improve my photography skills and broaden my experiences with many different kinds of art. I am not sure what I want to do professionally, but I am confident that Elon will open my eyes to new possibilities. Maria Papa, freshman // Voorhees, N.J. // The Mac Mahon Family Scholarship

EXPANDING MY CULTURAL BOUNDARIES I was born in Philadelphia and moved to Greensboro, N.C., with my parents and two older brothers when I was  years old. This was probably one of the best decisions my parents have made and is something that has affected my life ever since. In school, I have always strived to do my best. While everyone around me despised report card days, I was always eager to receive mine because I already knew what it would show: straight A’s. Going to college was something I knew I wanted to do. I was more than qualified academically, but one critical aspect was missing — finances. “I HAVE BECOME A MEMBER OF A Going through the college application process, I began to DIVERSE ACADEMIC COMMUNITY accept the fact that even with financial aid, I would graduate WHERE STUDENTS JOIN TOGETHER with some debt. The Honorable Thad Eure nc Achievement AND HELP EACH OTHER GROW Scholarship changed my mind. PERSONALLY, INTELLECTUALLY There were many things that attracted me to Elon, AND SPIRITUALLY.” including the beautiful campus, the friendliness of the students and faculty, and the emphasis on engaged learning, including study abroad and internships. I am involved in many organizations and programs on campus, including Mock Trial, Chess Club and the Emerging Leaders program. I also work in the academic advising office, which has given me a different perspective of how a college operates. Traveling abroad has always been something that has appealed to me because I realize that American culture makes up a very small part of the world. That is why the Thad Eure Scholarship appealed to me. The scholarship includes a $4,000 grant, which enables me to participate in the Elon Experiences, including study abroad, leadership opportunities and internships. Because of this scholarship, I am assured that I will travel abroad at least once during my Elon career, which is what I was truly looking for in a college experience. I fully appreciate the Thad Eure Scholarship, which, along with Elon’s outstanding international programs, will give me the chance to expand my cultural boundaries as far as possible. My experiences at Elon have been unlike anything I have encountered in my life. For me, being at Elon is much more than being a college student. I have become a member of a diverse academic community where students join together and help each other grow personally, intellectually and spiritually. Andrew Stevenson, freshman // Greensboro, N.C. // The Honorable Thad Eure NC Achievement Scholarship



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Richard Rosenbloom


ichard rosenbloom never graduated from Elon. He didn’t enroll in a single class. He spent just five months at the college, and he hasn’t set foot on campus in more than  years. Still, Elon has a special place in his heart. “I hold Elon in the highest regard,” Rosenbloom says. “There was something about Elon that exuded a warmth that I really enjoyed.” Rosenbloom was one of 672 Army Air Force cadets who were part of the 325th College Training Detachment at Elon College from 1943 to 1944. The arrival of the cadets and the infusion of federal money helped rescue the college from what President Emeritus J. Earl Danieley ’46 calls one of the major fiscal crises in Elon’s history — a sharp decline in enrollment during World War ii. Rosenbloom, 84, is one of the few surviving cadets from that era who has shed light on this period in Elon’s history. The Palm Beach, Fla., resident was interviewed recently by George Troxler, professor emeritus of history, who is writing an updated history of Elon. Troxler says Rosenbloom played an invaluable role in helping to fill a significant gap in Elon’s story. “Because the cadets never registered as Elon students and Army records are inaccessible, we know too little of the details about daily life for those who were stationed here,” Troxler says. “Richard Rosenbloom’s account provides many details and insight into the life of those soldiers.”

‘A LONELY PL ACE’ Less than a year after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States’ entry into World War ii depleted Elon’s male student population, threatening the future of the college. In his book, Elon College: Its History and Traditions, Durward Turrentine Stokes noted that Elon’s total enrollment fell from 661 students in the 1940–1941 academic year to 475 students the following year, largely because of the number of male students who enlisted in the armed forces. “It was almost as if they (the Japanese) bombed us,” observes Danieley, an Elon student at the time. He recalls classmates who would be sitting next to him one day and gone the next, having joined the military in the intervening hours. Elon, Danieley says, became “a lonely place.” 24


Facing declining enrollment and a looming financial crisis, Elon President L.E. Smith applied to the federal government following the Pearl Harbor attack to host a military training installation on campus. His initial request was denied. Undeterred, Smith sought the help of U.S. Sen. Robert R. Reynolds of North Carolina, and the two succeeded in bringing the 325th College Training Detachment to Elon in early 1943. On April 22 of that year, the first group of 250 cadets arrived on campus under the direction of Lt. DeWitt D. Vickery. “All of a sudden, there was an infusion of blood — of cash — to the college, and it made a big difference,” Danieley recalls. “It gave us such a lift.” A C A DET’S LIFE ON C A MPUS Each month, approximately  new cadets joined the College Training Detachment’s five-month program. In September , Rosenbloom’s cohort arrived from the Overseas Replacement Depot in Greensboro, N.C. “They loaded us onto a military open truck, and they drove us right down the highway,” Rosenbloom recalls. “I never dreamt that I’d be sent to a friendly school in a nice Southern town to have my military training.” Rosenbloom lived in North Dormitory, which, like many buildings on the east side of campus, was refurbished for the Army and off-limits to Elon’s civilian population. The cadets lived under strict military discipline, undergoing frequent barracks inspections, and daily marches and drills on campus. The cadets had little contact with Elon students, but that didn’t stop them from admiring their surroundings. “Sometimes, we cadets would see some pretty girls walking in a lobby or hallway, but we couldn’t make any comments because of the restrictions,” Rosenbloom says. Still, some socia lizing occurred. According to “Air Elon,” a typed, handillustrated newsletter produced by cadets, a number of social activities were held between the cadets and Elon’s “co-eds.” “Yes, sure-e-e (sic), here it is fellows, Sadie Hawkins Day,” proclaims one article. “At 3:00 p.m. today the Sadie Hawkins race will be held out on the campus. As in previous years, the girls will chase the boys in comical clad.” Another article reports “Air Elon has decided to keep up with its editorial policy

and ‘get dates’ for either the co-eds or the A N INDELIBLE M A R K cadets. Th is situation has been authorized In February , Rosenbloom and his through the proper channels.” cohort left Elon for further training at bases The College Training Detachment pro- throughout the United States. gram was designed to provide the cadets the Later that year, the Army closed the equivalency of a two-year college education College Training Detachment at Elon. By fall as well as introductory flight training. With 1945, Elon experienced a surge in enrollment; only five months to complete the program, more than 670 students, many of them war the cadets stayed busy. veterans, registered for classes that semester. In “ground school,” as Rosenbloom Danieley credits the College Training calls it, the cadets completed more than Detachment with the speedy recovery. 700 hours of courses in physics, geography, “I think it (Elon) would have survived, mathematics, history and civil air regulations. but we would have spent a long time on critProfessor A.L. Hook and director of athletics ical life support,” he says. J.L. “Jet” Pierce were among the faculty Rosenbloom went on to become a B-29 who taught the cadets. The cadets completed 10 hours of fl ight instruction at an airfield near what is now the Burlington-Alamance Regional Airport, about 10 miles from campus. Rosenbloom remembers learning to fly in a Piper Cub, a small, single-engine aircraft, taking off from a runway in a red dirt field. He also recalls seeing a compass painted on the roof of a nearby barn that pointed north to help the cadets orient themselves in the air. On Saturdays, t he cadets ran what Rosenbloom At Elon, cadets completed 10 hours of basic flight training using an airfield near the calls the “Burma Road,” a present-day Burlington-Alamance Regional Airport. grueling six-mile course, followed by parade drills on campus, one of the few times the student pilot and was stationed at Davis-Monthan Air body was allowed to watch the cadets at work. Force Base in Tucson, Ariz. He and members Danieley remembers that Elon’s students were of his bomber group were preparing to go to proud to share their campus with the cadets. the Mariana Islands south of Japan when the “The war was keenly felt in Alamance atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima County,” he says. “If it didn’t hit your family, and Nagasaki in August 1945, leading to then it hit someone you knew. In training the Japan’s surrender. pilots, we felt like we were making a genuine Rosenbloom was discharged in 1946 and contribution to the war effort.” immediately went to work in his family’s The cadets’ largest amount of free time, clothing business. Today, he runs Richard Rosenbloom says, was 12 hours of leave Rosenbloom Associates, a wholesale apparel granted after Saturday’s parade drills. Once company in West Palm Beach. The former or twice, his parents drove from their home cadet never returned to college and considers in Richmond, Va., to visit him. But most of Elon his alma mater. the time, he rested. For Rosenbloom, the five months he “By the time they finished with us, spent on campus left an indelible mark on between the ‘Burma Road’ and the parade, his life. we were pretty tired,” he recalls. “Plus, there “I can’t think of a time I enjoyed more wasn’t much to do in Burlington on the week- than the time I spent at Elon in the military,” ends in those days.” he says. “I was treated beautifully there.” THE MAGAZINE OF ELON



Thanks for making Homecoming a success I want to thank all the alumni who returned to campus in October to enjoy Homecoming. What a great weekend it was! With more than 50 events on the schedule, there were ample opportunities for alumni to Sallie Hutton ’92 reconnect with friends as well as favorite faculty and staff members. The energy on campus was palpable as alums took advantage of everything Homecoming offers, including reunions, tailgating, exciting Phoenix football and the step show, among other festivities. Look for Homecoming photos and a wrap-up in the winter Magazine of Elon. Save the dates for Homecoming 2010: Nov. 12-14. We’ve just started planning for next year’s event, but you can be sure that several of your Homecoming favorites will be back, including Phoenix Phest, the National Pan-Hellenic Council Step Show and Young Alumni Party. Alumni directory work begins As part of its preliminary work on our new alumni directory, Harris Connect has begun contacting graduates to ensure that our information database is accurate. Through e-mails, postcards and phone calls, the Harris staff will ask you to update your contact information, as well as provide information on your employment, graduate degrees, student organizations you participated in and whether you have children. I urge you to respond to these requests to help us keep you connected to Elon and develop programs to support legacy admissions, as well as expand our reunion programs for affinity groups. If you have questions or concerns about the directory project, contact me directly at 877.784.3566 or We’re aware that alumni move and change jobs. You can update your contact information anytime by going to updateyourinfo. I recommend that you bookmark this page or place it in your favorites folder. Pull for Pete Finally, please support head football coach Pete Lembo for Liberty Mutual’s Coach of the Year award (see story page 27). In Pete’s four years leading the program, he’s compiled an impressive record and Phoenix pride is at an all-time high! Visit and vote daily through Dec. 2. Go Elon! Sallie 877.784.3566

(l-r) Stephanie P. Newbold ’01, Walter Campbell “Cam” Tims ’00, Rev. Walstein W. “Wally” Snyder ’45 and Audrey M. Seagraves ’02.

Alumni recognized for excellence Dr. William N.P. “Bill” Herbert ’68, Deborah A. Yow-Bowden ’74, Rev. Walstein W. “Wally” Snyder ’45, Audrey M. Seagraves ’02, Stephanie P. Newbold ’01 and Walter Campbell “Cam” Tims ’00 received Alumni Association awards during Homecoming, recognizing their contributions to their professions, communities and Elon. Herbert was named Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. As chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Virginia Medical Center, he prepares doctors to supervise complicated pregnancies. In addition, his work has contributed to the use of sophisticated tests to ensure that a fetus is strong enough to survive early delivery. A respected scholar, Herbert regularly presents his research at professional conferences. Yow-Bowden received the 2009 Distinguished Alumna of the Year Award. For the past 15 years, she has successfully guided the University of Maryland Terrapins program as director of athletics and served in many leadership roles in ncaa Division I athletics. Under Yow-Bowden, the Terrapins have won 18 national championships, including nine in the past four seasons. She is a past president of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and currently serves as president of the Division i-a Athletic Directors Association.


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Snyder received the Service to Church and Society Award in recognition of his more than 50-year career in the ministry. After serving as a pastor for several years, Snyder became chief executive officer of Elon Homes for Children in 1960. During his 30-year tenure, Elon Homes became the first agency to be accredited by the National Association of Homes for Children. Snyder oversaw the expansion of facilities and services at Elon Homes, and he helped establish satellite campuses in Charlotte, N.C., and Suffolk, Va. Seagraves, director of programs and marketing at World of Good Development Organization, was named Young Alumna of the Year. Seagraves helped develop the Fair Wage Guide, a free online calculator that estimates the fair localized value of handmade goods and provides an ethical method to compare wages worldwide. The guide has been adopted by more than 700 businesses and has increased wages for more than 50,000 low-income workers worldwide. In September, the Tech Museum of Innovation named World of Good one of its 15 Tech Award Laureates for 2009. Seagraves was selected to accept the award on behalf of the organization. Newbold also was named Young Alumna of the Year. She is an assistant professor at American University in the department of public administration and policy. As an Elon student, Newbold twice won the university’s annual Philip L. Carret Thomas Jefferson Essay Competition, in which students reflect on the ideals and principles embodied in Jefferson’s life and career. She continued her research of Jefferson in graduate school at Virginia Tech and as a research fellow at the International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello in Charlottesville, Va. Her doctoral dissertation on Jefferson’s contributions to public administration earned honorable mention recognition from the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration. Tims received the Distinguished Service to Elon Award. He served as the first president of the university’s Young Alumni Council during 2007-2008, working tirelessly to help the council become one of Elon’s most productive boards. He is an active member of the Triangle Alumni Chapter and has served as a class agent since 2001. A generous donor to Elon, Tims hosted the Triangle’s first ignite nite fundraiser for Elon’s young alumni giving program, and he is a member of Order of the Oak and The Elon Society Leadership Circle.


Join the hundreds of alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends who have voted Elon head football coach Pete Lembo into the top 15 candidates for the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year award. In his fourth season leading the Phoenix, Lembo has guided the team to an impressive conference record, a consistent climb in national rankings and a chance to capture Elon’s first berth in the Football Championship Subdivision (fcs) playoffs.

Want to get away? Try Italy or Greece The Alumni Association offers the following trips in 2010: Cathedrals of Italy: March 19-27 • Nine days in Rome, Assisi, Florence, Pisa and Lucca • Sites include Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Pantheon, Coliseum, Santa Maria Maggoire Basilica, Scala Santa, Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano and the Holy Steps, St. Francis’ Basilica, Santa Chiara Church, the Duomo, Baptistery and the Cemetery, 11th century Duomo, church of San Michele in Foro, Torre dei Guinigi, the Duomo in Florence, Church of San Lorenzo and Santa Maria Novella • COST: 3,299 per person (double occupancy) plus taxes; additional 750 for single accommodations

Best of the Mediterranean & Greek Isles Cruise: Oct. 11-24 • Twelve nights aboard Oceania Cruises’ Regatta departing from Venice, Italy, with stops in Dubrovnik, Croatia; Corfu, Delphi (Itea), Zakynthos, Monemvasia, Crete, Santorini, Delos, Mykonos and Athens, Greece; and Kasadasi, Turkey • COST: 3,299 to 6,099 per person for staterooms (double occupancy); taxes, fees and airport/ship transfers are not included; save 1,000 per person by booking a reservation for two by Jan. 15 • Book your trip by mid-January and receive free airfare from select gateway cities, including Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Washington-Dulles, Newark, New York-Kennedy, Philadelphia and Raleigh-Durham To download the travel brochure for either trip, visit and click on the Travel Program link. You also may contact the Alumni Association at 877-784-3566 or for more information.

The Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year award recognizes coaches in four categories: Division i-a (Football Bowl Subdivision), Division i-aa (fcs), Division ii and Division iii. Lembo is a candidate in the Division i-aa category. Winners will be determined based on votes from fans, and a selection committee of college football media representatives and College Football Hall of Fame players and coaches. The 15 coaches with the most fan votes advance to the committee selection stage. Each winning

coach will receive $50,000 for the charity of his choice plus $20,000 for his school’s alumni association to enhance student scholarships and activities. To vote for Lembo, visit Click on the “Pete Lembo for Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Div. i-aa” link toward the bottom of the page. Voting is open through Dec. 2.

Alumni Relations Office staff: Director, Sallie Hutton ’92, • Assistant Director, Lisa Ratliff Roper ’93 Assistant Director for Young Alumni, Lindsay Gross Hege ’04 • Coordinator of Alumni Chapters, Lauren Kelly ’08 • Program Assistant, Kelly Elliston




ALUMNI ON THE TOWN Alumni greeted fall by participating in service events, welcoming the Class of 2009 to their cities and cheering on the Phoenix football team. Here are the highlights:

chicago Chapter members gathered in August in Lincoln Park for their Welcome to the City event. The following month, they gathered at Wrightwood Tap to cheer the hometown Bears to victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Alumni also sponsored atlanta In September, alumni from the a coat drive to benefit Goodwill during their 1970s, ’80s, ’90s and ’00s greeted 2009 grad- October social. uates at the chapter’s Welcome to the City Facebook: Elon Alumni: Chicago Chapter event at Wildfire Restaurant in Midtown. Alumni also met for chapter socials at los angeles Alumni gathered at Life on Shout and Highland Tap in Midtown. Wilshire restaurant in August to welcome Facebook: Elon Atlanta Alumni Chapter Elon’s newest graduates. In September, chapter members gathered at south in Santa baltimore In August, alumni met at The Monica for the Southern Networking Social Diamond Tavern before walking to Camden with L.A.-area alums of Southern schools. Yards to see the Orioles vs. Cleveland Indians Facebook: Elon University Los Angeles game. Chapter: Official Group Facebook: Elon Alumni Baltimore Chapter new york Angie Utt ’43 joined more than Twitter: EloninBaltimore 100 alumni at the Roosevelt Hotel’s rooftop lounge, Mad46, to welcome 2009 graduates boston More than 50 alumni attended the to the Big Apple in August. Alumni also netWelcome to the City event at McFadden’s worked in September with Elon’s Business in August. “It was a great way to catch up Fellows, as well as faculty and staff, at a rewith people I haven’t seen since graduation ception at Cornerstone Tavern. and some that I didn’t know lived in Boston,” Facebook: nyc Elon Alumni Chapter says Colleen Kwedor ’09. In September, chapter members met to plan events for the spring. philadelphia In September, alumni hosted Alumni interested in volunteering with the a Welcome to the City event at Manayunk chapter should contact Justin McCarthy ’04 Brewery and also gathered at the Philadelphia at Museum of Art for an evening of culture and Facebook: Elon Alumni Boston Chapter jazz. In October, the chapter hosted a social for New Jersey-based alums at Winberie’s in c h a r l e s t on Thunderstorms didn’t Princeton, N.J. keep chapter members away from Tommy Facebook: Elon Alumni in Philadelphia Condon’s for their Welcome to the City event in September. The following month, alumni gathered for a captain’s choice golf tournaPiedmont Triad ment and cookout at Shadowmoss Plantation Golf Club. Facebook: Elon Alumni in Charleston charlotte In September, alumni turned out to hear head men’s basketball coach Matt Matheny discuss the 2009-2010 season at the chapter’s monthly networking social. “With the Southern Conference basketball tournament coming to Charlotte in March, this was a great way to get alumni excited about Elon basketball,” says Andrew Willen ’08. In piedmont triad Elon Law charter class October, Charlotte alums participated in graduates mixed with the Class of 2009 and the Komen Race for the Cure 5K, under the other alums at the Loft at Natty Greene’s in leadership of team captain Courtney Nyborg September. Later that month, alums wore Johnson ’04. their maroon and gold to bb&t Stadium in Facebook: Elon Alumni Charlotte Chapter Winston-Salem, N.C., to cheer the Phoenix 28


football team as it faced the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. In October, chapter members returned to campus for Fall Convocation to listen to Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. Facebook: Piedmont Triad Alumni Chapter of Elon richmond Alums welcomed the Class of 2009 to Richmond at a gathering at Capital Ale House in September. Also in September, alumni hopped aboard a canal cruise through Richmond’s River District to learn about the James River and Kanawha Canal in their home city. Facebook: Elon Alumni – Richmond, va


triangle Allison Huddle Smith ’85 and her husband, Alton, hosted new graduates and 100 alumni and guests at their home, Tatton Hall, in September. “I had a great time getting to meet some of the older alumni in the Raleigh area,” says Graham Rountree ’09. In October, chapter members hosted a canned good drive for the Food Bank of Central/ Eastern N.C. Brenda Fletcher ’90 says the chapter collected dozens of cans and later delivered them to the Food Bank, where they also volunteered packing food. “The food bank event was so much fun,” Fletcher says. “The Triangle Chapter donated 152 pounds of food, which equals 128 meals.” Facebook: Elon Triangle Alumni Chapter Twitter: EloninTriangle washington, d.c. Alumni showed their support for Laith Majali ’05 in August by attending the D.C. premiere of his film, “Captain Abu Raed,” which captured the 2008 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award for world cinema. That same month, former Elon golfers Brian Agee ’99, Angie Baskette ’01 and Rich Sobonya ’03 won the Capital Alumni




Alumni hosted a series of ignite nite fundraisers this fall, welcoming new members to the university’s young alumni giving program and discussing the importance of annual giving to Elon. Alumni donated a total of $9,500 at the first three events held in September and October. Hosting the events were Josh Felix ’00 and his wife, Kristen Kart Felix ’00, in Atlanta; Jude Dooley ’00 and his wife, Kim, in the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina; and Kathleen Niple ’05, Mark Richter ’99 and Stephanie Badavas ’09 in Boston. November events were scheduled for New York and Charlotte, N.C. Additional events are planned for the spring. To find an event in your area, make a gift or learn more about ignite, go to

Career Services encourages all alumni to participate in the Elon Career Network (ecn), an important resource for students and alumni. ecn connects students with alumni and parents who are willing to share their career experience and advice with students. More than 400 alumni and parents have signed up so far. “Alumni are a key part of what we do,” says Tom Vecchione, executive director of Career Services. “The ecn is a way for them to give back to current students.” The program allows alumni and parents to choose what type of assistance they would be willing to give and how they wish to be contacted. The primary goal of ecn is to encourage students to explore a variety of career options by speaking with alumni and parents, Vecchione says. Alumni and parents may choose to offer students internships or job opportunities, though that is not required. Alumni who have joined ecn say it’s a valuable tool for students and helps keep graduates connected to Elon. Brett “Coop” Cooper ’05, political director of Foundation for the Future in Washington, D.C., says he benefitted from Career Services programs as a student and joined ecn last year. Already, he has talked with several students about careers in politics and living in the nation’s capital. “It’s one of the best ways to continue helping students and continue being part of the Elon community,” Cooper says. Priscilla Awkard ’95, a regional manager at rbc Bank in Raleigh, N.C., and a member of the Elon Alumni Board’s careers committee, says ecn also benefits alumni seeking career advice. “With the way the economy is right now, so many alums are out of work,” Awkard says. “ecn is a great place to regroup and reorganize your job search.” To join ecn and find out more about all Career Services programs, visit and click the Elon Career Network link located in the “Quick Links” box.

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Network (can) charity golf tournament, earning $1,000 in scholarship support for an Elon student. “Representing Elon in the can Golf Tournament was a privilege,” Agee says. “We look forward to defending our title next year!” September events included a tour of the Philip Carter Winery in Virginia, owned by Philip Strother ’91; the Welcome to the City event at Clarendon Grill, where Erryn Gallasch ’07 received the second-annual Alum of the Year award; and a football viewing party at Bailey’s Pub in Crystal City, Va., for the Elon-Furman game. Facebook: Alumni in D.C. Twitter: Elonindc Web: CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

The Alumni Association is looking for volunteers to help plan chapter events, particularly in the Triangle and Piedmont Triad areas, and Hampton Roads, Va. Alums who are interested should contact Lauren Kelly in the alumni office at or (877) 784-3566.

Coming Events



DEC.  Los Angeles Chapter social, 7 p.m. Finn McCool’s, Santa Monica, Calif.

FEB.  Evening for Elon, Greenville Country Club, Greenville, N.C.

Boston Chapter holiday social, 6 p.m. The Foundation Lounge DEC. 

DEC.  Triangle Chapter service event, SPOKES bike distribution, Salvation Army, Raleigh, N.C. (Time TBA)

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MARCH  Boston Chapter attends Boston Celtics vs. Charlotte Bobcats game, 7:30 p.m. TD Banknorth Garden. Tickets are 55.25 and must be purchased before Feb. 3. APRIL  Elon Alumni Board meeting, Elon APRIL  Young Alumni Council meeting, Elon




they have learned at Elon and go into the world and make it a better place. She lives in Riverside, Calif.

Class Notes ’s Betty Jane Gehm Rice ’38 met a lot of wonderful people at Elon and has great memories of her days on campus. She was very popular because of her sunny disposition and the use of her family’s car. At age 92, she reports she is as spry as ever, living on her own and still driving her car. She lives in Sun City West, Ariz.

’s Marie Mangum Moon ’41 has many happy memories of attending football games and making trips to the soda shop for lunch. She is very proud of her Elon education and appreciates the great teachers who enriched her life. Elon continues to get better and better, she says, and she would recommend this fine school to anyone. She lives in Jacksonville, Fla. Bess Gilliam Davenport ’42 celebrated her 90th birthday on Oct. 10 with a cake and ice cream social, and surrounded by family and friends. She lives at the Twin Lakes Retirement Community in Burlington, N.C. Rev. Jesse H. Cates ’45 is grateful to Elon for enabling him to get an education while continuing to work with his father. After graduation, he received an advanced degree from Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Ky. He hopes that Elon will continue helping students develop their talents and give them opportunities to serve around the world. He lives with his wife, Betty, in Richmond, Va. Edna Reitzel Waugh ’45 is a retired teacher from the Riverside Unified Schools in Riverside, Calif. In retirement, she has traveled the world, remained active in her church and community, and enjoyed spending time with her family. She believes that Elon is the best small university in the United States, and it is her hope that students will embrace their dreams and talents and make every day count. She hopes that they will take what 30


J. Earl Danieley ’46 was touched when he learned that former math and physics faculty member Margaret Casto had made a $5,000 estate gift to Elon. Casto, who taught at Elon from 1942-1943, was so grateful to the school for giving her the chance to teach at the college level that she put Elon in her will. She died in April in Huntington, W.Va. “I am amazed and deeply grateful to know that she remembered her time with us so favorably,” says Danieley, who was a student in Casto’s trigonometry and physics classes. “I enjoyed her very much.”

farms, browsing quaint gift shops and seeing the play “Abraham and Sarah.” They live in Graham, N.C., where they enjoy spending time with their six children, 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Wayne F. Vestal ’55 appreciates Elon for giving him the foundation he needed for a career in public education. As a student, he made many friends, and he enjoyed singing in the choir and playing in the band. He hopes that Elon will continue to cherish its traditions and adhere to the core values that made it a great institution of higher learning. He lives with his wife, Betty, in WinstonSalem, N.C.

Billie Faye Johnson Bolden ’56 is grateful to Elon for giving her the tools she needed to be successful in graduate school and later as a teacher. She appreciates the professors who challenged and inspired her, as well as the many friends she made. She hopes one day to see Elon become a prominent leader in the nation’s education community. She lives with her husband, Don, in Burlington, N.C. Ronald Lee Earp ’56 thanks Elon for providing him with a good foundation in physics, math and chemistry, which helped him obtain a graduate degree in electrical engineering. He had a long and successful career in robotics, working on the U.S. military’s missile systems and on U.S.

James O. Leonard ’49 says Elon enabled him to make something special out of his life and helped him to develop spiritually. He was inspired and motivated during evening prayer services conducted by his fellow classmates, and he encourages current students to get involved in campus life and make a lot of friends. James and his wife, Jeanene, live in Pembroke, N.C.

’s REUNION ’ Lynwood “Dud” Ivey ’54 was a farm boy from the sandhills of North Carolina who went on to enjoy a 25-year career as an accountant for General Motors, and also worked as a cpa and comptroller for auto dealers in Florida and South Carolina. He credits Elon for giving him the tools and the drive to succeed in his profession. Dud says he thrived under the guidance of a dedicated faculty and made many lifelong friends. He hopes that Elon will continue to grow and that the school closely guards the traditions and “family feeling” he experienced as a young student. He currently resides in College Dale, Tenn. Sylvia Eaton Nuckles ’55 thoroughly enjoyed her time at Elon. She was a cheerleader and enjoyed attending the campfires at the Burlington City Park with her friends. She lives in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Jeanette Wilson Oldham ’55 and her husband, Dalton, recently celebrated their 57th anniversary with a trip to Lancaster, Pa. Some of the highlights of their trip included touring Amish

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Navy research ships. His work led to his securing 10 patents. For his efforts, Ronald was named a Distinguished Member of Technology Staff at Bell Labs. He has many fond memories of his time at Elon, such as touring with the choir around North Carolina and Virginia to sing Handel’s “Messiah.” He encourages current students to be focused and to set lofty career goals. He and his wife, Marcia, live in Burlington, N.C. James Sikes ’56 says that the two smartest things he ever did were marrying his beautiful wife, Helen Hodges Sikes, and attending Elon. Both decisions brought him wonderful opportunities for personal growth. He lives in Burlington, N.C.

’s Mary Lou Chandler Boal ’63 lives with her husband, Robert, in Madisonville, Ky. In April, she was featured in Kentucky Monthly magazine for her mission work in Cambodia and was named a Home Town Hero.

(l-r) Helen Horton Smith ’65, Glenda Pridgen Bell ’65 and Betsy Wright ’65

In September 1961, three freshmen — Helen Horton, Glenda Pridgen and Betsy Wright — met in the dorms at Elon. They forged a friendship that saw them through the challenges of college life, as well as life’s ups and downs after graduation. More than 48 years later, they continue to be close friends. Glenda Pridgen Bell ’65 of Raleigh, N.C., Helen Horton Smith ’65 of Jamestown, R.I., and Betsy Wright ’65 of Wilmington, N.C., reunited at a lunch hosted by Glenda. They are all grateful for the time they spent at Elon and the lifelong friendship that developed during their time as students. Charlie Avila ’66 and his wife, Debbie, hosted a small gathering of Alpha Pi Delta fraternity brothers from the mid- 1960s at their home

(l-r) Dave Hosmer ’64, Charlie Avila ’66, Bill Ruth ’66 and Joe Cote ’65

in Chaplin, Conn., on Sept. 11, 2009, and enjoyed reminiscing about their Elon days. In attendance were Bill Ruth ’66, Mary Coolidge Ruth ’66, Dave Hosmer ’64, Judy Hosmer and Dr. Joseph Cote ’65. Gail Campbell Allcock ’67 recently participated in the Greater Cleveland Triathlon Sprint Race and placed first in the 60-64 age division, winning a backpack full of goodies. She teaches fifth-grade science and social studies. She lives with her husband, Douglas, in Mentor, Ohio. Gail Campbell Allcock ’67 Robert L. Gregory ’67 recently was promoted to medical director at Excerpta Medica, an Elsevier business in medical education. He is responsible for development and direction of medical content for medical education and publications. He lives with his wife, Missy, in New Providence, N.J.

’s Hyman Sater ’72 and his wife, Liz, recently celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary. Hyman has been retired for the past five years. He is an avid sports enthusiast who loves running and biking. He and Liz enjoy spending time with their two sons and their three grandchildren. Robert A. Wortham ’75 is a professor of sociology at North Carolina Central University. He recently published W.E.B. DuBois and the Sociological Imagination: A Reader, 1897-1914 with Baylor University Press in August. He lives with his wife, Carol, in Durham, N.C.

‘It’s what we do’ Scott McBride ’91, an Army Apache helicopter pilot serving in Iraq, marked a milestone on Aug. 3, completing his 500th combat mission near Mosul. “I felt much more relaxed after the 500th mission than the first, but you still have to remain vigilant,” recalls McBride, the son of former Elon Chaplain Richard McBride. Scott had one of his prized possessions — his maroon Elon hat — close by during the milestone mission. “The hat was given to me by my father following an Elon football game I attended in 2008 prior to my current deployment,” he says. “It has logged flight time on every mission of this tour.” McBride joined the Army in 1992 and served for seven years as an infantryman and cavalry scout before being accepted into flight school in 1999. He began flying Apache helicopters in 2000. McBride recently completed his second tour of duty in Iraq following combat missions in Afghanistan, Somalia and Haiti. He says he is proud to serve in the military and thinks of Elon whenever he wears his hat. He offers the following message to alumni. “To my fellow alums: Rest easy tonight, there are those of us who allow you to sleep peacefully. We don’t mind, it’s what we do.”

Patrick G. Winters ’76 has been reelected to serve a second term as chair of the music department at Eastern Washington University, where he also serves as director of bands. He lives in Spokane, Wash., with his wife, Joyce, and their three children. Gregory E. Hicks ’79 earned a master’s degree in education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a doctorate in education from North Carolina State University. He is assistant superintendent for human resources and finance for Orange County Schools and recently received the prestigious Excellence in Educational Leadership Award, the University Council for Education’s highest honor, at an Orange County school board meeting. He is only the second individual from North Carolina to receive the award. He lives with his wife, Marilyn, in Hurdle Mills, N.C.

Lorna Goudey Hodge ’79 is thrilled to announce that her oldest son graduated this spring from Sanderson High School in Raleigh, N.C., and is currently a freshman at Methodist University. Lorna says, “One more year before I’m an empty nester!” She resides in Raleigh, N.C., with her husband, Hugh. Art Matthews Medlin ’79 recently retired after 32 years as a teacher and coach. He lives in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

’s REUNION ’ Clinton G. Horton ’84 retired from the N.C. Office of State Personnel. He joined a musical group, The Magnificents, which he reports is one of the finest R&B/beach bands on the East Coast. The band




includes three Elon alumni: Cecil Johnson ’70, Ruffin Qualls ’72 and Jimmy Matherly ’74. Clinton lives in Burlington, N.C., with his wife, Ethel.

Lindalee “Lennie” Dutton Edwards ’91 is a digital-hardware product manager for Southern Lithoplate. She recently earned the distinction of Certified Meeting Professional from the Convention Industry Council. She is among 415 professionals worldwide who passed the exam held in July. This certification is recognized around the world and distinguishes her as an expert in meeting management. She lives in Louisburg, N.C.

Philip C. Strother ’91 is owner and operator of the Philip Carter Winery. Their wines will be featured as “Wines of the Month” at the Royal Elon alums enjoy a Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority reunion. Society of the Arts restaurant and private functions in the Lydia Shull Lunnen ’87 gathered United Kingdom. He lives with his with 15 members of Sigma Sigma wife, Danielle, in Glen Allen, Va. Sigma sorority for a reunion at a beach house in Duck, N.C. Lydia Deanna Hansbrough Manning ’92 resides in Charlottesville, Va. Elon was recently named director of the alumni who participated in the re- Alamance County Family Justice union were: Paige Hughes Wyckoff Center, a facility that will aid victims ’88, Linda Matney Bawcom ’88, of domestic violence. The center will Jenny Nicholas Maginnis ’89, open in April 2010. She lives with her Anna Houston Strassner ’89, Debi husband, Tom, in Burlington, N.C. DeMasters Branch ’86, Karrie Cash McCray ’89, Mary Mayo ’88, Karen Steven A. McGregor ’92 recently Dalrymple Stewart ’88, Nancy Ann joined Navigon Financial Group, Dudney ’88, Meredith Bachman Inc., as a financial consultant. Loy ’89, Gayle Grashich High ’88, He has worked with Wachovia Elizabeth Kibby Thompson ’85, Investments, ge Financial Assurance Cathy Brown ’88 and Suzanne and Genworth Financial Assurance, Nelson Gray ’88. where he received multiple customer service and sales awards. He holds Mark D. Young ’88 graduated in licenses for life, health and variable August with a master’s degree in products in Virginia. He lives with health administration from Pfeiffer his wife, Stephanie, in Richmond, Va. University and accepted a position as assistant director of CareLink-Moses Mark C. French ’93 recently parCone Health System. He will man- ticipated in an online auction to age the critical care transport pro- raise money for the Massachusetts gram and communications center. Adoption Resource Exchange, an He lives with his wife, Carolyn, in organization once run by his late Reidsville, N.C. mother, Joan French. His contribution to the auction raised $525. Mark works as a private investigator and lives in Bedford, Mass.


REUNION ’99 Dwayne Sanders ’90 is a foodservice consultant and territory sales manager with Performance Food Group. He lives with his wife, Cristal LakeSanders ’92, and daughters, Joselyn and Elena, in Midlothian, Va. They enjoyed a perfect family summer filled with bike rides, trips to the pool and camping.



is responsible for building partnerships with sports and entertainment organizations such as the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies, Baltimore Ravens and Washington Redskins, among others. He lives in West Chester, Pa. Bryan D. James ’95 lives in Wilmington, Del, and is a business systems analyst for Independence Blue Cross. In 2007, he founded a soccer support club, Sons of Ben, in Philadelphia to generate interest in the city becoming a host for a Major League Soccer team. The group started with only three members but has grown to more than 5,000. As word of his quest spread, he has been featured in Sports Illustrated, Four Four Two magazine, both of Philadelphia’s major daily newspapers, espn, the Fox Soccer Channel and Comcast Sports Net. The group was successful and the Philadelphia Union will launch its inaugural season on March 25, 2010, on espn2. The Sons of Ben has now turned its attention to promoting Philadelphia as a World Cup venue should the United States be awarded the 2018 or 2022 World Cup. Philaelphia is a host-city finalist, and Bryan recently accepted an appointment to serve on the bid committee. Linda Findley Kozlowski ’95 recently joined as director of international corporate communications in Hong Kong, where she lives with her husband, Ronald. Danielle Coughlin Tuck ’95 has been promoted to total recognition strategist at Michael C. Fina, a leader in employee recognition programs. She was also elected as president of the Hinsdale Junior Women’s Club for the 2009-2010 club year. She lives with her husband, Rich, in Hinsdale, Ill.

Dana M. Disborough ’99 is the marketing coordinator for the City of Annapolis’ Recreation and Parks Department in Annapolis, Md. She is responsible for media, marketing and membership programs and lives in Crofton, Md. Josh L. Ezrine ’99 and his wife, Heather, opened a tapas-style restaurant and wine bar called 116 Oak. The restaurant is located next door to Josh’s other business, West End Station, in Elon, N.C. They live in Burlington, N.C. Margaret “Blair” Byrd Kennedy ’99 has been named vice president and marketing officer at Capital Bank. In her spare time she enjoys acting with Theatre in the Park and Raleigh Little Theatre. She is also a member of the choir at her church in Raleigh, N.C., where she lives with her husband, Phillip. Liana Acevedo Napier ’99 and Jason L. Napier ’01 live with their daughter, Mia Kate, in Whitsett, N.C. Liana teaches first grade, and Jason is a district credit manager for Mayer Electric Supply Co.

’s REUNION ’ David P. Brooks ’00 received a master’s degree in education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He works as coordinator of the International Baccalaureate program at Broughton High School in Raleigh, N.C., where he has been teaching a humanities course since 2000. He lives in Cary, N.C. Annie Hoffman Fennewald ’00 is pursuing a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She lives in Silver Spring, Md.

Joleen Neighbours ’96 is the choral, theatre and fine arts director at Nansemond River High School. She was recently named one of 2009’s Alecia Pynn ’00 is founder and exChris F. Cushing ’95 is an informa- “Top Professional Sensational Singles” ecutive director of the Make A Play tion technology project manager for in Hampton Roads by Hampton Foundation, a charity that partners Federal Home Loan Bank in Topeka, Roads Magazine. She lives in Windsor, with college and professional football Kan. He manages developers respon- Va. players to create resources and opporsible for system issues and fixes for tunities for young athletes and artists. the bank’s computer network cover- Janet L. Closs ’97 took a one-year The foundation helps with summer ing Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas and leave of absence from her job to work camp tuition, team uniforms, school Oklahoma. He lives with his wife, as an educator at the Moron (pro- supplies, backpacks and much more. Kerri, in Topeka. nounced “moroon”) Air Force Base The foundation has worked with in Spain. She has since returned to athletes such as Warrick Dunn, Ed Matthew B. Haas ’95 was recently her teaching position in New York. Reed, Kevin Everett, Myron Rolle promoted to director of partnership She lives in Massapequa Park, N.Y. and Anquan Boldin, among others. marketing for aaa Mid-Atlantic. He Alecia lives in Miami Beach, Fla.


Dirtball Fashion makes its mark


he next time you toss out a bottle of water, it might end up in Joe Fox’s back pocket. Fox is owner and founder of Dirtball Fashion, an eco-friendly sports apparel company in Hickory, N.C., that makes T-shirts, hats, shorts and skate decks from recycled materials. Each T-shirt is made of 65 percent recycled cotton and 35 percent recycled polyester made from two 16-ounce water bottles. A pair of Dirtball shorts contains 100 percent recycled polyester made from 10 16-ounce water bottles. Fox, a 1994 Elon alum, launched the company in August 2008 after spending 17 years as a racecar driver, including nine years competing professionally in NASCAR Busch Series (now Nationwide Series), Grand-Am Road Racing and American Le Mans Series. “I had this ‘Dirtball’ logo (on a hat), and I’d wear it around the track and say jokingly, ‘That’s going to be my apparel company,’” Fox says. “People said it was a good idea. So I decided that we were going to be eco-friendly and make our products in America.” By using recycled materials, Fox says he’s doing his part to reduce energy costs and protect the environment. He also insists on using American manufacturers and American-made materials, including organic cotton. The majority of his apparel is manufactured in North Carolina and Virginia, and those textile mills recycle as much material as possible during manufacturing. Also to promote sustainability, the company urges customers to

Julia Hughes Tabor ’00 is a licensed psychotherapist and recently opened her own practice. She works with children, adolescents and adults, and she conducts family and individual counseling. She lives with her husband, Jeff, in Burlington, N.C. Jeffrey L. Sanders ’00 co-authored a book, Pro Business Activity Monitoring in BizTalk 2009, published in July by Apress. The book is a resource for providing real-time business intelligence by capturing data as it flows through a business system. He donated four copies of his book to Elon, one of which can be found in Belk Library’s “Elon Authors” section. He also serves as technical editor of Pro ASP.NET 4.0 CMS, due out in February, and works as a group manager and solution architect for Avanade Federal Services. His wife, Lisa McChristian Sanders ’01, is a compensation analyst for Johns Hopkins University. They live in Phoenix, Md. Brad Linde ’01 is a saxophonist, and he has released his first cd, “Feeling


return their worn Dirtball shorts to be recycled into polyester fiber. In return, customers receive a 20 percent discount on a future purchase. “We try to be as socially, environmentally and economically proactive as possible,” Fox says. “When we started the company, we didn’t anticipate we would be going into a major financial crisis. But we realized that there were social and economic factors that needed to be addressed, and it was the right thing to build an American eco-friendly brand to help people retain their jobs and help lower our carbon footprint.” Buying organic, eco-friendly clothing is becoming increasingly Joe Fox ’94 popular, especially among young people who like the added comfort of organic cotton as well as buying “green” apparel. That is good news for Fox, because Dirtball Fashion primarily markets to people interested in skateboarding, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding and surfing. “The action sports demographic tends to be slightly younger, and we wanted to look at longevity and to market to (young people) because we want them to see the importance of buying an ecofriendly product,” Fox says. The apparel also appeals to women. In fact, the

majority of the company’s retail sales come from women’s boutiques. “If Dirtball products were not made in America or weren’t eco-friendly, there would be no story behind it,” Fox says. “It would just be another business with a goofy name. But we have a product that’s got some momentum and a real story behind it.” Visit to check out Fox’s company.

That Way Now.” The cd features his 10-piece band, The Brad Linde Ensemble, which includes fellow alumnus Kevin Pace ’02. The disc celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Miles Davis classic, Birth of the Cool, and the 50th anniversary of the historic Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall concert. The group has performed in venues around Washington, D.C., North Carolina and New York. They have upcoming performances at the Smithsonian Institute, Harmony Hall and the Strathmore Mansion. He lives in College Park, Md.

working with Citizens “Strangely Inappropriate” for Responsibility and (for more information Ethics in Washington about the band, visit and the Jaycees. She www.strangelyinapprolives with her husband, In November J.R. Shortall ’01 G’07, 2008, Kara passed a national exam and bein Greensboro. came a licensed independent social worker in Kristjan L. Thompson Washington, D.C. In May Emily Goodman ‘03 ’03 earned a doctorate in 2009, she was licensed at anatomy and cell biology the equivalent level in Maryland. from East Carolina University. She Kara lives in Washington, D.C. will be teaching gross anatomy at Ross Medical School in Portsmouth, Emily Goodman ’03 is a regional Dominica, West Indies, in the fall. property manager for core Real She lives in Whitakers, N.C. Estate Management Group in Winnie Fowler Williams ’01 teaches Greensboro, N.C. She is an accred- Adrainne Reneé Thompson Coffee third grade for Charlottesville City ited residential manager certified ’04 is an author, creative writing Schools. She was recently named the through the Institute of Real Estate teacher and public speaker. She pubGolden Apple Teacher-of-the-Year for Management. She manages a portfo- lished her first book in December the 2008-2009 school year. Her class lio of 10 properties and 3,400 units, 2008, A Work of A.R.T. Adrainne earned a 100 percent pass rate on the as well as a staff of 70. She is the pres- Renee Thompson: Staying Balanced Virginia Standards of Learning assess- ident-elect for irem North Carolina When Your Reality Checks Bounce. She ments. She lives in Charlottesville, Piedmont Chapter and was recently lives with her husband, Harold, in Va., with her husband, Scott. featured in an irem publication Greensboro, N.C. that spotlights 30 up-and-coming Kara Falck ’03 is the lead singer in property management professionals. Laura Hodges-Calhoun ’04 recently a modern rock cover band called She is very active in her community, graduated with honors from the THE MAGAZINE OF ELON



Evan Henoch ’93 and Lori Power

Aimee McDuffie Blair ’95 and Jason Blair

Bob Frazer ’03 and April Schexnayder Frazer ’03 and friends

University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. Laura was a North Carolina Board of Governors’ Scholar. She lives with her husband, Jared Calhoun ’04, in Greensboro, N.C. Jonathan P. Lindberg ’04 is a program administrator for the Department of Public Instruction in Raleigh, N.C. He recently passed the North Carolina Real Estate Commission’s entrance exam. He will be working with Timber Marketing & Management of North Carolina specializing in land and timberland sales in both North Carolina and Virginia. He lives in Raleigh. Wesley Langford Swain ’04 recently earned a master’s degree in educational leadership from Longwood University. She teaches eighth-grade language arts at Bluestone Middle School in Skipwith, Va. She lives with her husband, Jacob Swain ’04, in Clarksville, Va. Amy Jo Jenkins ’05 accepted a position with the U.S. Navy in Yokosuka, Japan. As the aquatics director for the Navy base, she will be in charge of programming, operations and staffing for six year-round and seasonal swimming pools. Brian X. Sappey ’05 was recently promoted to chief sanitation engineer with sas, specializing in biohazard cleanup. He is pursuing a master’s degree in environmental sanitation. He lives in Greensboro, N.C.



Julie Thayer Thompson ’00 and Eric Thompson

Jackie Jurgensen Alf ’02 and Michael Alf

Kim Hansman Ermer ’03 and Jake Ermer and friends

John W. von Stein ’04 and Casey McCormick

Michelle Wilson John ’04 and Mason John

Stan Smith ’05 and Katie Coates

Kristin Simonetti ’05 and several of her Alpha Chi Omega sisters reunited in January 2009 to celebrate the wedding of Matt Tanner and Ashley Condict Tanner, a sorority sister who attended Elon from 20012004. Elon alumni in attendance were: Angela Herrick ’03, Sharon Anderson Davies ’04, Mica Ball ’05, Barbie Pace ’05 and Summer Smith Nettleman ’06 L’09. Damon T. Duncan ’06 L’09 and Melissa Taylor Duncan ’06 L’09 graduated from Elon University School of Law in May. They recently passed the North Carolina Bar exam and plan to open a satellite office of Duncan Law, which is based in Charlotte, N.C. The couple reside in Burlington, N.C. Greta M. Franklin ’06 began a trek through the Appalachian Mountains in May 2008 and traveled through 14 states, hiking 2,176 miles in five months. After hiking the Appalachians, Greta spent a month in Venezuela. She lives in San Francisco, where she works as a sustainability consultant for Clean Tech Open.

Tarn Jones ’05 and Courtney Lynch Jones ’05 and friends

communications at the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington. She lives in Arlington, Va.


Andrew S. High ’07 graduated in May with a master’s degree in political science from American University. He currently works as press secretary for North Carolina Rep. David Price.

Mary Lambert ’86 and Scott Miller, 4/2/09. Mary is an elementary assistant principal for Fairfax County Public Schools. The couple live in Bristow, Va.

Shantia J. Stanley ’07 is pursuing a law degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law. She lives in Raleigh, N.C.


Mary T. Cunningham ’08 was recently appointed yearbook adviser at Landon School in Bethesda, Md., where she works as a communications associate. She lives in Fairfax, Va. Laura Elizabeth Eastes ’08 has accepted a position as a reporter for The Southwest Times in Liberal, Kan. She will be covering county, community college and hospital news. She lives in Turpin, Okla.

Grant Walsh ’08 and Tara Bott ’08 rode bikes across Tasmania in Brooks Martin ’06 recently gradu- February and March 2009, and ated from Franklin Pierce University chronicled their journey on the Elon with a doctorate in physical therapy. alumni blog. You can read about their He is now a licensed physical thera- adventures at http://elonalumni. pist in North Carolina. He lives in Greensboro, N.C.

Jennifer Heilman ’07 received a master’s degree in journalism and public affairs from American University in Washington, D.C. She is director of

Brynn Psota DeVries ’03 and Arthur DeVries


David W. Meeler ’90 and Anita Case, 7/25/09. Nicole Husemeier ’89 and Stacey Lee ’99 were in attendance. David is a professor at Winthrop University. The couple live in Rock Hill, S.C. Evan K. Henoch ’93 and Lori Power, 7/25/09. Jim Burrows ’91 was in attendance. The couple reside in Dublin, Ohio. Aimee McDuffie ’95 and Jason Blair, 11/08/08. Elon alumni in attendance were: Stewart Gordon ’92, Amy Melander Campbell ’92, Joe Kilty ’94, Jennifer Raymond Devine ’95, Michele McCormick ’95, Kurt Wahlstrom ’95, Roberta Schwarze Longworth ’94, Paul Longworth ’94, Andrew Barnes ’98, Todd Martineau ’94, Angela Corrigan Waugaman ’96, Seth Waugaman ’94 and Jay Morrow ’96. Aimee is a business development manager at Sprint Nextel in Reston, Va. The couple live in Potomac Falls, Va.


Giving the gift of life


he two small holes in her hips and a little pain were the only reminders Maura McGrath ’09 had of her recent surgery at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. She says the slight discomfort was a small price to pay for the good she was doing. After two months of tests and meetings with doctors at the institute, McGrath underwent a twohour procedure Oct. 1 to extract bone marrow from her hips to help a woman battling aplastic anemia, a rare blood disease. “It is a little scary to go through a procedure like I did, but I thought she could have children, she could be married,” McGrath says. “Could I really say no because I’m too busy or too scared?” McGrath donated one liter of bone marrow through the National Marrow Donor Program, an organization that sponsors blood drives to find matches for patients who need transplants. McGrath first heard about the organization five years ago during a blood drive in her hometown of Ipswich, Mass. McGrath agreed to have her name added to the bone marrow registry. In August, the organization called and told her she was a potential match for a woman with aplastic anemia, a condition in which bone marrow does not produce sufficient new blood cells. It can be fatal if left untreated. McGrath agreed to visit Dana-Farber for further testing to determine if she was a perfect match.


“They gave me time to think about it and said they would support me either way,” recalls McGrath. “It was a little nerve-wracking because it was a big deal. But since I’ve known people who battled cancer, I thought anything that could help someone else was worth it.” Because of privacy laws, McGrath was only told the age, gender and condition of the patient. McGrath can write the woman a letter and meet her in the future if the patient agrees. Whether or not she meets the woman, McGrath says it was gratifying to help someone in need. “I want to do my part,” she says. “Even though I don’t know this person, someone knows her. She’s somebody’s family.” It took about six weeks from the time McGrath learned she was a match to having the procedure, in which doctors inserted needles into her hips and extracted bone marrow. “It hurt, but it wasn’t too bad,” McGrath says. “For some people, it’s really painful, but it wasn’t for me.” The communications major returned to her job as video editor at Mullen Advertising in Boston a few days after the procedure. Her body will replenish the lost bone marrow within four to six weeks. For now, she plans to remain on the bone marrow registry and educate others about the importance of becoming a bone marrow donor. She plans to

Lynn Mary Jones ’97 and Craig Groeller-Holliday ’01 participated Casaletto, 9/19/08. Elon alumni in the wedding. Elon alumni in in attendance were: Alicia Becker attendance were: Tim Holliday Ackerson ’97, Molly McAfee ’97, ’00, Jane Omohundro ’99, Erin Amy Shutz Jones ’98 and Jeremy Witmer-Yuska ’01, Courtney Wells Jones ’98. Lynn is a freelance, per- ’01, Meredith Wood ’01 and Brandy formance-based coach. The couple Hunt Wilson ’01. Emily is a writer reside in Hardyston, N.J. for csc. The couple live in Falls Church, Va.

Maura McGrath ’09 encourage schools, businesses and organizations in her area to sponsor blood drives. “I don’t have the money to donate to causes,” she says. “The only thing I can really do is volunteer and give my time. Sometimes I don’t know if I’m making a difference, but this is one time when I know I helped this person.”

in Charlotte, N.C. Elon alumni in attendance were: Erin Brier ’03, Katie Harrell ’03, Spencer Welborn ’03, Mark Laudick ’03, Brian Hetherington ’03, Adam Lentz ’03 and Bradd Johnson ’03. Bob owns an insurance brokerage, mig, llc, and April is an investment banker and vice president for Wells Fargo Securities. They reside in Charlotte.

Sheggrud ’03. The couple live in Boca Raton, Fla.

Margaret Penn ’01 and David Smith ’01, 6/20/09. Margaret works in clini- Kim Hansman ’03 and Jake Ermer, Julie Thayer ’00 and Eric Thompson, cal trials for United Therapeutics, and 9/5/09. Colleen Coffee ’04 par3/21/09. The couple married at the David works in computer network- ticipated in the wedding and Elon Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass ing for Netstar-1. The couple reside alumni in attendance were: Rachel in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. They hon- in Durham, N.C. Bocchino ’04, Megan McGrath ’04, Lynn Chheang ’02, Allison eymooned in Riviera Maya, Mexico. The couple live in Ponte Vedra Beach. Jackie Jurgensen ’02 and Michael Preston Lalli ’04, Katie Sharkey ’04, Alf, 12/31/08. Jackie works in prop- Shannon Kilgariff McKnew ’04 and Catey Bostic ’01 and Seth Moore, erty management and acquisition for David McKnew ’04. Kim is a wed1/24/09. Elon alumni in attendance the John R. Jurgensen Company. The ding coordinator for the Annapolis were: Elic Senter ’99, Roberta Forbes couple reside in Cincinnati, Ohio. Marriott Waterfront Hotel. The ’02, Heather Myers ’00 and Marisha couple reside in Annapolis, Md. McLaughlin Akridge ’00. Catey Shannon L. Brown ’03 G’06 and works in health care marketing. They Anthony L. Harris ’06, 11/22/08. The Brynn Psota ’03 and Arthur DeVries, live in Greensboro, N.C. couple reside in Burke, Va. 2/7/09. Elon alumni in attendance were: Brian Psota ’01, Elizabeth Emily Anne MacDonnell ’01 and Robert “Bob” Frazer ’03 and April Richter Psota ’01, Shaler Black ’03, Jeffrey Grdic, 8/8/09. Adrienne Marie Schexnayder ’03, 6/6/09. Kendra Link Isreal ’03, Iola Saunders They were married at Belk Chapel Knowles ’03 and Jaime McGovern

Justin McCarty ’04 and Alison Edwards, 4/12/08. The couple were married in The Village Chapel in Pinehurst, N.C., and honeymooned on Nevis Island in the Caribbean. Elon alumni and students in attendance were: Brad Winstead ’03, Jordan Oshefski ’03, Evyn FullerSmith Oshefski ’03, Jason Morrisey ’03, Emily Welton ’04, Melissa von der Heide ’04, Janey Holstein Prince ’04, Taylor Prince ’04, Kara Fultz ’04, Brian Cave ’04, Lauren Clark ’05, Christopher McCarthy ’09 and Meg Poplizio ’09. The couple reside in Westford, Mass.


Christopher W. Davis ’04 and Leah Harvey, 6/21/09. Christopher works in the office of sponsored grants for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The couple reside in Greensboro.

Sarah Ann Toney ’04 and Stu Stephenson, 6/7/08. Elon alumni in attendance were: Lauren THE MAGAZINE OF ELON



Meredith Leigh Parker Falcon ’05 and Ryan Falcon

Melissa Walker Beeson ’05 and Travis Beeson

Alexandra Hacking Hadfield ’05 and friends

Matthew Crews ’05 and Elizabeth Crews

Emily Hilboldt Andersen ’06 and Ryan Andersen ’07

Jackie Nelson Taylor ’06 and Andrew Taylor ’06

in attendance were: Sarah Joyal ’07, Amy Pierce ’08 and Colleen Kwedor ’09. Melanie works in public relations for Weber Shandwick in New York City. Matthew is a school counselor for Birchwood School in West Nyack, N.Y. They live in Tarrytown, N.Y. Blair Dowling Hawley ’05 and Lee Hawley ’02 and friends

Matt Sally ’06 and Elizabeth Burgener Sally

Newton ’05, Meghan Pinnell ’04, Rory McFatridge Richardson ’04, Michelle Rudd ’03 and Sarah Beggs ’04. Sarah is an event planner for EventZone. The couple live in Roanoke, Va.

Alexandra Marina Hacking ’05 and Justin Hadfield, 6/5/09. Elon alumni in attendance were: Andrea Ronzoni ’05, Kathy Schwartz ’05, Christina Pilafas ’05, Allie Gilkey ’05, Gillian Ruttkay ’05, Melissa Villemarette ’05, Allison Earley ’05, Keegan Heise ’05 and Molly Cade ’05. The couple live in Chester Springs, Pa.

John W. von Stein ’04 and Casey C. McCormick, 10/11/08. Elon alumni who participated in the wedding were Kevin Haines ’04 and Tim Martins ’04. Elon alumni in attendance were: Megan Kelly ’04, Will Pou ’04, Mac Campbell ’05, Morgan Steele Schmidt ’05, Cecilia Thompson ’05 and Kristin LoBiondo ’07. John is a sourcing manager for Target Corp. The couple reside in Saint Louis Park, Minn.

Karen Clark Holmes ’08 and Jeffrey Holmes

Sara Portoghese Channing ’09 and Matt Channing

education and is a graduate assistant at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The couple reside in Burlington, N.C. Emily Hilboldt ’06 and Ryan Andersen ’07, 6/20/09. Elon alumni in attendance were: Molly Hilboldt ’09, Steve Skeen ’07, Dave Truscello ’07, Ann-Harris Jones ’07, Katie Barley ’07, Beth Roberts ’07, Maggie Santry ’08, Lauren Walker ’08, Tripp Bell ’07, Jack Collins ’07, Emily Sears Schumann ’07 and Kristin Miloro ’09. The couple reside in Chicago.

Tarn W. Jones ’05 and Courtney E. Lynch ’05, 5/9/09. Elon alumni and students in attendance were: Chris Sole ’09, Andy Weldon ’05, Allie Hamel Weldon ’07, Tyler Sukeforth ’05, Stephanie Chanpimo ’05, Nick Pagano ’05, Ryan Raya ’05, Travis Pullen ’05, Rob Crouch ’05, Steve Jackie Ann Nelson ’06 and Andrew Landry ’05, Chelsea Buffington J. Taylor ’06, 8/1/09. Elon alumni in Cathcart ’08, Jeff Morrison ’05 and attendance were: Jessie McCullough Michelle Lynn Wilson ’04 and Julie Akers ’05. Tarn is the manager ’06, Ada Adele Arbuckle ’05, Katie Mason W. John, 5/23/09. Michelle of business systems and processes for Barley ’07, Maggie Santry ’08, Stacey is a senior financial analyst for spx chemtrec, and Courtney is the se- Vial ’06, Kimy Dixon ’06, Jennifer Corp. in Charlotte, where they live. nior accountant at the Carlyle Group. Pisano ’05, Kim Griffith ’06, Sarah The couple reside in Oakton, Va. Keach ’06, Lauren Rappaport ’06, Matthew R. Crews ’05 and Elizabeth Erin Andrews ’06, Regan Burney ’03, Byrd, 3/14/09. Matthew is an assis- Meredith Leigh Parker ’05 and Alex Kreitman ’06, Chris Litchfield, tant vice president and communi- Ryan T. Falcon, 11/8/08. Meredith is ’08, Matt Hobbs ’06, Mary Ann cation consultant for Wells Fargo a personal trainer. The couple live in Bitter ’06, John Pasquariello ’06, Institutional Retirement and Trust. Mebane, N.C. Sarah Thomas ’05, Bryan Scherich The couple live in Charlotte. ’04, Ashley Krueger Schlieper ’07, Stan Smith ’05 and Katie Coates, Patrick Spencer ’06 and Andrew Elizabeth “Blair” Dowling ’05 7/18/09. Elon alumni in attendance Wilen ’08. The couple reside in and Lee C. Hawley ’02, 6/20/09. were: Brian Simer ’04, Larrey Burney Whitsett, N.C. Elizabeth Chmelo ’05 and Meredith ’03, Arketa Banks ’03, Cecil Mitchell Parker ’05 participated in the wed- ’03, Mark Jetton ’06 and Beth Matt Sally ’06 and Elizabeth ding. Blair teaches first grade at Wallace ’06. Stan teaches at Ledford Burgener, 7/18/09. Matt is a marWestchester Country Day School, High School. The couple reside in keting coordinator for the State Bar and Lee is an attorney for Wyatt High Point, N.C. of Wisconsin. The couple live in Early Harris Wheeler llp. They live Madison, Wis. in High Point, N.C. Melissa Gail Bailey Walker ’05 G’08 and Travis G. Beeson, 7/25/09. Melanie L. Nadeau ’07 and Matthew Melissa is pursuing a doctorate in L. Backs ’04, 7/11/09. Elon alumni 36


Melissa Rafetto ’07 and Michael L. Prelec ’04, 6/20/09. Melissa teaches seventh-grade science at DeLand Middle School in DeLand, Fla., where the couple live. Karen Clark ’08 and Jeffrey R. Holmes, 6/20/09. The couple reside in New York City. Sara Portoghese ’09 and Matt D. Channing, 6/6/09. The couple reside in Orlando, Fla.


’s Cody Anne Skinner ’90 and Matthew Reed, Grand Junction, Colo. Son: Cormac Ansel. 8/1/09. Cody is a physician with Anesthesia Consultants of Western Colorado. Erica Faison Worrell ’90 and Robert K. “Bob” Worrell ’89, Westhampton, N.J. Daughter: Skylar Lesley. 7/6/09. She joins older siblings Kelsi, Taylor, Lindi, Kyle and Jared. Erica is a homemaker, and Bob is a computer network engineer for Novo Nordisk, Inc. Tara Mori Dye ’92 and Paul Dye, Huntersville, N.C. Son: Gavin Hayes. 1/16/09. He joins older brother Drew. Laurie Wommack Johnston ’92 and Miguel Johnston ’94, Morganton, N.C. Son: Gregory Vaughn. 5/8/09. He joins older brothers Seth, Rico, Ben and Erik. Laurie is a homemaker, and Miguel is an eighth-grade algebra teacher at Liberty Middle School.


Inside the ropes



wo decades ago, Frank Williams ’79 was working at Greensboro, N.C.-based Piedmont Airlines, and he stood at a crossroads. Should he relocate to Pittsburgh to work for U.S. Air, which had acquired Piedmont, or should he take the advice of a friend and become a professional golf caddie? Williams, an avid golfer, chose the latter. “I said I was going to (caddie) until I grew up and got a real job,” Williams recalls. “That was 22 years ago, and I haven’t grown up yet.” In July, Williams reached one of the high points of his career, carrying the bag for Stewart Cink as he captured his first major at the 138th British Open at Turnberry. Williams has worked with Cink for more than 10 years. He caddied for Cink at the 2001 U.S. Open at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, when Cink, in the running for his first major championship, fell short of a playoff by one stroke. That experience, Williams says, made the win at Turnberry that much sweeter. “Walking down 18, finally knowing he’d won a major, was really neat,” Williams says. In addition to Cink, Williams has worked with pros Davis Love III, Curtis Strange and Scott Simpson.

Seth Waugaman ’94 and Angela Corrigan Waugaman ’96, Arlington, Va. Daughter: Emory Chandler. 4/17/09. Seth is a consultant for ibm, and Angela works in public relations for crc. Joe Akers ’95 and Kateri Akers, St. Louis, Mo. Son: Michael. 6/10/09. Darla Allen Church ’95 and Paul G. Church, Randleman, N.C. Son: John Allen. 3/26/09. Darla is a homemaker. Russ Clark ’96 and Brandy Clark, Crownsville, Md. Daughter: Norah Whitney. 7/2/09. She joins older brother, Dustin. Russ is a stay-athome dad and residential contractor. Crystal Reynolds Croyle ’95 and Jerry S. Croyle, Salisbury, N.C. Son: David Allen. 3/17/09. He joins older brother Nathan. Crystal is a homemaker. Jennifer Seiler Harmon ’96 and Kevin Harmon, Bayville, N.J. Son: Rowan Michael. 6/26/09. He joins older sister Emma. Jennifer is a teacher. Jennifer Winters Kolb ’97 and Stephen T. Kolb ’98, Marietta, Ga. Twins: Ryan Caldwell and Katie

The caddying life, while demanding, has its perks, including strong friendships among players and caddies, and the thrill of being in the “heat of battle.” “I’m not hitting the shots, but I still get an adrenaline rush,” Williams says. Though he played golf growing up in Greensboro, Williams excelled at baseball. After transferring to Elon from Louisburg Junior College, he starred on the Elon baseball team at third base and catcher. In 1978, he hit the first home run out of newly built Newsome Field (now the playing surface at Latham Park) and became the fifth player in Elon baseball history to capture the triple crown, leading the team in batting average (.349), runs batted in (36) and home runs (8). After graduating from Elon, Williams played for a few years in the Detroit Tigers minor league system. Today, Williams lives in Asheville, N.C., with his wife, Brittnie, and their three children. But, life as a PGA Tour caddie keeps him on the road nearly every week of the year. He says he hasn’t played a round of golf since his youngest daughter was born 12 years ago, preferring instead to spend as much time as

Frank Williams, far right, with son, Davis Anderson, and golfer Stewart Cink possible attending his children’s soccer practices and swim meets. Though Williams has not returned to Elon in many years, he maintains strong ties to his alma mater through his college roommates, who he says keep him informed on all things maroon and gold. “I love Elon,” Williams says. “I wish I could go back more.”

Elizabeth. 12/11/08. They join older brother Stephen. Jennifer is a professional photographer, and Stephen is a systems analyst with Hewitt and Associates.

Heather Maltese Dorfer ’98 and Daniel Dorfer, Manalapan, N.J. Son: Blake Ryan. 9/1/09. He joins older brother Gavin. Heather is a financial stock trader.

Beth Everett Murphy ’97 and Dan Murphy, Andover, Mass. Daughter: Keaghan Marie. 1/19/09. She joins older brother Garrison.

Jennifer Bates Goins ’98 and Michael Goins, Cary, N.C. Daughter: Selah Ann. 7/14/09. Jennifer is a program coordinator at Duke University.

Eva Peach Sodano ’97 and Randolph M. Sodano, Burlington, N.C. Daughter: Randi Katherine. 5/14/09. Eva is a reading specialist and works with fourth- and fifth-grade students.

Lisa Roark Scotto ’98 and Joe Scotto, Wake Forest, N.C. Daughter: Claire Mae. 1/31/09. Lisa is a commercial account manager for TriSure Corp.

Cherie Kathuria Soni ’97 and Raj Soni, Keller, Texas. Son: Dillan Krish. 5/11/09. He joins older siblings Monica and Shaan. Racheal Lee Stimpson ’97 and Matthew Stimpson, Balsam, N.C. Daughter: Abigail. 6/16/09. She joins older brother Will. Racheal received her doctorate in higher education from Virginia Tech in May 2009 along with her husband, Matthew. Racheal is director of student support services for Western Carolina University. She works with first-generation, low-income students and students with disabilities to ensure they graduate from college.

To r r a n c e “ To r r y” P l a s m a n Zimmerman ’98 and Justin Zimmerman ’99, Atlanta. Daughter: Emerson Bolier. 9/7/09. She joins older sisters Ellie-Reed and Libby. Justin works for Reliance Standard Life Insurance, and Torry is a homemaker. Amy Keiser Austin ’99 and Andy Austin ’98, Mount Airy, Md. Daughter: Cassidy Claire. 7/22/09. She joins older siblings Riley and Jack. Karen Langley Barnette ’99 G’07 and Michael Barnette, Burlington, N.C. Son: Jacob Lynn. 7/14/09. He joins older brother Joshua. Karen

is a teacher at Altamahaw-Ossipee Elementary School. Sam Eastlack ’99 and Devon Borga Eastlack ’99, Selbyville, Del. Son: Gannon Michael. 11/12/08. He joins older brother Brogan. Sam is an accounting manager for Perdue Farms, and Devon is owner and publisher of Family Time for You and Your Crew magazine. Amanda Ballengee Fox ’99 and Scott Fox, Mount Pleasant, S.C. Son: Maddox John. 7/9/09. He joins older brothers Braxton and Gage. Amanda is a homemaker. Christy Chambers King ’99 and Wells P. King, Roxboro, N.C. Son: Micah Wells. 5/19/09. Christy is a teacher. Cindy Enloe Neff ’99 and Doug Neff, Yadkinville, N.C. Daughter: Heidi Ann. 5/23/09. She joins older brother Caleb. Cindy is a homemaker. Kevin Wellman ’99 and Julieanna Ullrich Wellman ’00, Burlington, N.C. Son: Mason James. 9/9/08. He joins older brother Aidan. Julieanna works for the Social Security Administration, and Kevin is a teacher at Turrentine Middle School. THE MAGAZINE OF ELON



Tara Mori Dye ’92, husband, Paul, and sons, Gavin and Drew

Carrie Moffett Blankenship ’01, husband, Jack, and sons, Josiah, Caleb and Noah

Jennifer Winters Kolb ’97 and Lisa Roark Scotto ‘98, husband, Cindy Enloe Neff ’99, husband, Stephen T. Kolb ’98 and children, Joe, and daughter, Claire Doug, and children, Caleb and Stephen, Ryan and Katie Heidi

April Hewett Post ’01, husband, Jeff, and family

Kathleen Zalos Shumake ’02, husband, Jonathan, and son, Hunter

Julie Paynter Deisler ’01 and Scott W. Deisler, Columbus, Ohio. Daughter: Alice Cynthia. 9/28/09. Julie is an investment compliance officer for the School Employees Retirement System of Ohio.

Monica Salvo Nicholson ’07 and daughter, Sheala

’s Neil Oakley ’00 L’09 and Kimberly Oakley, Burlington, N.C. Son: Ryan William. 9/9/09. He joins older siblings Rachael, Jackson and Caroline. Neil graduated cum laude from the Elon University School of Law in May and has been appointed a law clerk with the chambers of Judge Ann Marie Calabria of the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Erin Keenan Salamone ’00 and Russell Salamone, Worcester, Mass. Daughter: Hannah Mary. 4/25/09. Kent S. Wyatt ’00 and Kirsten Wyatt, West Linn, Ore. Daughter: Eleanor Marie. 10/5/09. Kent is a management analyst for the City of Tigard, Oregon. Carrie Moffett Blankenship ’01 and Jack Blankenship, Austell, Ga. Son: Josiah Robert. 8/27/09. He joins older brothers Caleb and Noah.



April Hewett Post ’01 and Jeff Post, Burlington, N.C. Daughter: Brooke Noelle. 12/10/08. April is a lecturer in Spanish at Elon. Alicia DeHart Theriault ’01 and Patrick Theriault, Quebec, Canada. Daughter: Gabrielle Madison. 10/4/08. Anna Molaski Lamb ’02 and Nathan Lamb, Highlands Ranch, Colo. Son: Owen Valcour. 3/26/09. Anna is a homemaker. Kathleen Zalos Shumake ’02 and Jonathan Shumake, Westminster, Md. Son: Hunter Alexander. 10/3/08. Kathleen is a charge nurse for Montgomery General Hospital in Olney, Md. Leigh-Ann Reilly Ferguson ’03 and Christopher Ferguson, Whitsett, N.C. Daughter: Mary. 1/8/09. Leigh-Ann is an editor for Pace Communications. Diane Kearns Kepplinger ’04 and Keith Kepplinger, Rolesville, N.C. Daughter: Reagan Mae. 6/5/09. Monica Salvo Nicholson ’07 and Jausua D. Nicholson, Elon, N.C. Daughter: Sheala Frances. 5/3/09. She joins older brother Gavin.

Jason Napier ’01 and Liana Acevedo Napier ’99 and daughter, Mia Kate

Julieanna Ullrich Wellman ’00 and Kevin Wellman ’99 and sons, Aidan and Mason

Anna Molaski Lamb ’02, husband, Nathan, and son, Owen

Diane Kearns Kepplinger ’04, husband, Keith, and daughter, Reagan




Dorothy Carter ’51, Hobbsville, N.C., 9/12/09.

Leon S. Newman ’37, Asheville, N.C. 10/15/09. Horace O’Shield Brannon ’39, Graham, N.C. 11/1/09.

’s Martin G. Noon ’40, Jacksonville, Fla. 7/9/09. H o r a c e D u r h a m Pe n n ’ 4 1 , Burlington, N.C. 7/21/09. Rifton “R.D.” Apple Jr. ’42, Greensboro, N.C. 9/27/09. Dr. Betty Lynch Bowman ’44, Burlington, N.C. 10/7/09. Dorothy Foltz Kelley ’46, Culpepper, Va. 8/5/09. Richard Howard Staten ’48, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. 9/22/09. A l l e n e St a l l i n g s G a n e ’ 4 9 , Lumberton, N.C. 7/30/09. Donald C. Iseley Sr. ’49, Burlington, N.C. 10/19/09. Ernest Culpepper “Pep” Watkins Jr. ’49 GP ’11, Ramseur, N.C. 10/3/09.

Roger Glenn Bolick Mechanicsville, Va. 6/8/09.


Robert Donald Haithcox ’53, Richey, Mo. 9/10/09. Roy Jennings Helm Sr. ’53, Greensboro, N.C. 11/1/09. Arnold Holt Ward ’53, Roanoke, Va. 7/27/09. Lewis Bill Simmons ’54, Chesapeake, Va. 7/23/09. Dorothy Turner Johnston ’55, Burlington, N.C. 7/9/09. John “Jack” Mitchell ’55, Fort Walton Beach, Fla. 10/15/09. Frank Splawn ’55, Boiling Springs, N.C. 3/14/09. Roy J. Duckett ’57, Yorktown, Va. 6/8/09. John Raymond Shelden ’57, Spartanburg, S.C. 10/9/09. Evelyn Rose Williams Allred ’59, Richfield, N.C. 5/7/09. Berry Floyd Carothers ’59, Cary, N.C. 9/10/09.


Fred N. Lloyd Jr. ’59, Whispering Pines, N.C. 9/21/09.

Patricia Dorst Bowden ’67, Davie, Fla. 8/9/09.

Edmund L. “Toot” Thompson ’59, Graham, N.C. 9/12/09.

Mary Brannock Faust Garner ’68, Morgantown, W.Va. 9/27/09.



John H. Whitlatch Jr. ’69, Burlington, N.C. 8/24/09.

Frank Winston Moore II ’89, Burlington, N.C. 8/22/09.

Neale Clifton Doss ’60, Graham, N.C. 9/11/09.


Rev. Lynwood Lee Hubbard ’61, Thomasville, N.C. 9/24/09.

L.M. “Dicky” Wilburn Jr. ’70, Burlington, N.C. 8/7/09.

John Charles Autry ’65, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. 7/21/09.

Kenneth Franklyn Ellington III ’73, Goshen, Ind. 10/27/09.

Dr. Leslie Donald “Don” Johnson ’65, Burlington, N.C. 8/18/09.

William Eric Wood ’78, Greenboro, N.C. 7/27/09.

Ronald Lee Patterson ’79, Burlington, N.C. 6/24/09.

African-American Scholars program at Elon was named in her honor. She was an active member of Soldiers Memorial ame Zion Church in Salisbury, where she participated as a member of the Missionary Society and the church choir.



K. Wilhelmina Webb Boyd, Salisbury, N.C. 10/3/09. She served as an associate professor of English from August 1987 until her retirement in May 2005. She founded the African-American Studies program at Elon and was named Professor Emeritus. The K. Wilhelmina Boyd

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A tradition of giving Wayne Moore ’ was  years old when his older brother, Fletcher, taught him to play the piano. Wayne knew immediately that his teacher was no pushover. “Fletcher was very thorough and demanding as a teacher,” Wayne recalls. “He gave you hard music to work on and wanted you to do as well as you could.” To honor his brother, a gifted pianist and organist, Elon alumnus and longtime member of the college’s music faculty, Wayne has designated a bequest from his estate to establish the Fletcher Moore Distinguished Emerging Scholar Professorship. Funds from the endowment will provide compensation to a faculty scholar in the arts, humanities or social sciences and support his or her teaching and research. Wayne taught music for nearly four decades, including 31 years as a professor at Auburn University, and knows the importance of endowed professorships. “I hope the endowment will help attract some promising professors to Elon and that they will remain at the university,” he says. Wayne and Fletcher Moore ’34 shared a love of classical music, the organ and teaching. After earning his master’s and doctoral degrees in music from Columbia University, Wayne taught piano and organ part time at Elon from 1952 to 1954 before traveling to Vienna, Austria, for a year to study piano and music history. He joined the Auburn faculty in 1964 following teaching stints in Mississippi and Colorado. Fletcher Moore served in many capacities at Elon from 1936 to 1980, including as dean of the college and chair of the department of fine arts. He was perhaps best known as an educator who taught hundreds of students and community members to play the piano and organ. Fletcher played the organ during campus chapel services in Whitley Auditorium and at Elon Community Church, and he was a respected leader in the Alamance County arts community. He died in 1994. Wayne returned to his hometown of Burlington, N.C., in 2004, following the death of his wife, Elizabeth, who taught voice classes at Elon in the 1950s. He attends piano recitals on campus and is a generous supporter of music scholarships and Belk Library. He hopes his gift will inspire others to support the Ever Elon Campaign. “I think a lot of times, people think that Elon will get along without their support,” he says. “Every institution needs a tradition of giving among alumni and friends.”

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The Elon Society

Honor Roll of Donors

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From the Office of the President


Leo M. Lambert President

year ago, as we neared the October 11, 2008, public launch of Ever Elon: The Campaign for the Future of Our University, the nation teetered on the edge of what would become America’s worst economic crisis since 1929. The Board of Trustees, determined to go forward with the most ambitious fundraising campaign in university history, launched the Campaign with confidence. There were two main reasons: First, Elon is a great success story in American higher education, rising quickly in reputation, and has a compelling case to make for support; second, we were confident, after two years of consultation and planning with them, that alumni and friends shared Elon’s dreams and would respond generously. Indeed, alumni, parents, foundations and friends have responded generously. During the 2008–2009 fiscal year, alumni and friends contributed $12 million in gifts to the university. All gifts are credited to the comprehensive



Ever Elon Campaign, which continues to grow in momentum and now stands at $70 million toward the $100 million goal. Through this campaign, which supports academic excellence and engaged learning and enhances and preserves our campus, donors have established endowment funds for 95 new scholarships for outstanding students. This section of The Magazine of Elon, the 2008–2009 Elon Society Honor Roll of Donors, thanks and celebrates those who have sustained us. With their support, Elon is growing stronger every day. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, students, faculty, and staff, I thank everyone who made a gift to Elon in the last fiscal year. We had a remarkable year, with new gains in academic excellence and national recognition. I am grateful to all of you for your commitment to the university. HONOR ROLL OF DONORS 20082009


Giving for E Scholarships

lon University offers the kind of education and broad opportunities that help outstanding young people seize their futures. Endowed scholarships are crucially important if Elon students are to fulfill their dreams. Elon seeks endowment funds for need-based scholarships, which th ensure access to talented students of all backgrounds, as well as funds for en merit-based scholarships, which attract students of diverse talents and abilities. m

A great way to help others and Elon

SSteven Kinney, Anne Nicholson, and Michele Cybulski are students whose St Elon stories underscore the importance of a broad and deep scholarship E program. They, like the scholarship recipients profiled in the magazine cover pr story, are among the beneficiaries of scholarship support given by thousands st off alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends who this year have made annual, endowment, and planned gifts to help Elon help its students.

Through the Ever Elon Campaign, Elon seeks $30 million in endowment to underwrite scholarships for students from all backgrounds. So far the campaign has attracted endowment funds for 95 new scholarships. More than one-third of the $70 million raised as of October 11, 2009, will go toward scholarships.

The Elon Society Giving Circles The Elon Society giving circles recognize donors who contribute $2,500 or more in annual gifts for the university’s current operating expenses, including gifts to the Elon Fund, Parents & Grandparents Fund, Phoenix Club, or School of Law.

Founder’s Circle ($25,000+) Mary Duke Biddle Foundation Dr. & Mrs.Wallace L. Chandler ❖ Robert A. Clohan III Cricenti Family Charitable Trust / Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Cricenti Louis DeJoy & Dr. Aldona Z.Wos Estate of J. C. Dillingham Mr. & Mrs. Edward W. Doherty Gail M. Drew Mr. & Mrs. Anthony D. Duke, Jr. Mr. & Mrs.Wesley R. Elingburg ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Ronald J. Foresta ❖ Glen Raven, Inc. / The Gant Family ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Jack Hazel Images for Change / Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Bruns Mr. & Mrs.Walter C. King LabCorp Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Long, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Walker E. Love, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Mark T. Mahaffey ❖ The McMichael Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Robert Patrick John William Pope Foundation 42


Mr. & Mrs. David C. Porter ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Reifler ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Revson Estate of Clyde W. Rudd, Sr. ❖ Mr. * & Mrs. J. Harold Smith Mr. & Mrs. Arthur T.Ward III Dorothy M.Ward Mr. & Mrs. H. Michael Weaver Weaver Foundation, Inc. Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, Inc. Estate of Charlotte H.Wyatt

Chairman’s Circle ($10,000–$24,999) Mr. & Mrs.William T. Amick Mr. & Mrs. Douglas T. Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Robert P. Badavas Mr. & Mrs. Paul H. Brigman III Mr. & Mrs.Thomas E. Chandler ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Scott A. Crabtree ❖ Duke Energy Foundation Charles A. Frueauff Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Glass Golden LEAF Foundation Alix Hazel The Hon. & Mrs. R. Samuel Hunt III ❖

Mr. & Mrs.William J. Inman ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Maurice N. Jennings, Sr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Frode Jensen ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Horace M. Johnson, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. LeBlanc ❖ Frank Mangano Foundation / Margaret Erwin Mangano Mr. & Mrs. Christopher P. Martin Mr. & Mrs.Timothy Mather Mr. & Mrs. James W. Maynard Mr. & Mrs. Bob E. McKinnon Mr. & Mrs. Dalton L. McMichael, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Peter J. Murphy Dr. & Mrs. James B. Powell ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Donald E. Scott Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation Mr. & Mrs. David Tabor ❖ Triad Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. David Turner ❖ Alan J.Young ❖ Mr. & Mrs. David Young ❖ Dr. & Mrs. Fred Young ❖ Rear Adm. Edward K.Walker, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Clyde E.Welch, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs.T. Conrad Wetterau ❖ Dr. & Mrs.William E.Wilkinson, Sr. Sally G.Williams

President’s Circle ($5,000–$9,999) Mr. & Mrs. Noel L. Allen Mr. & Mrs. Steven E. Allen ❖ AMETEK, Lamb Electric Division Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Anderson Mr. & Mrs. David S. Andras Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Armstrong, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Dwight I. Arnesen Mr. & Mrs.Walter H. Bass III ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Begley Mr. & Mrs. Arthur B. Belden Mr. & Mrs. Charles G. Berg Mr. & Mrs. Clement M. Best III ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Munroe Best, Jr. ❖ Mary Hope Best-Crocker & Blain Crocker ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Donald K. Blalock ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Jerry W. Boyd Suzanne M. Broyhill The Joseph M. Bryan Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Samuel L. Burke ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Calio Capital Bank Charitable Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Carey Mr. & Mrs. John H. Cavanaugh

Charles R. Clohan The Coca-Cola Foundation Mr. & Mrs. John R. Congdon, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Donald V. Covington ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Michael S. Cross ❖ Eggert Dagbjartsson & Bjorg Bergsveinsdottir Dr. Lawrence D’Angelo & Dr. Dolores D’Angelo Nancy Dunn Dr. & Mrs. Bernard S. Esrock David R. Gergen Mr. & Mrs.Thomas Giegerich Mr. & Mrs. Douglas R. Goldstein Ellen Gregg & Michael Lebo D. H. Griffin, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Charles Griffith The Hall Family Foundation / Michael T. Hall Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Harris Mr. & Mrs. James A. Hendrickson ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Edgar Hinkle Dr. Steven House & Dr. Patricia House ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Maurice N. Jennings, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. David B. Kay Mr. & Mrs. Robert V. Kirchen Mr. & Mrs.William E. LaCoste, Sr. ❖ Dr. & Mrs. Leo M. Lambert ❖ Mr. & Mrs. David W. Lazier Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. LeBlanc ❖ Dr. Deborah T. Long & Dr. Eugene M. Long ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Frank R. Lyon Mr. & Mrs.Thomas P. Mac Mahon Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. MacDaniels Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Malloy Dr. Joseph R. Mattioli & Dr. Rose C. Mattioli Charles D. Melvin * Mr. & Mrs. Dewitt Methvin III Mr. & Mrs. Gary L. Minson ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Ocie F. Murray, Jr. ❖ Alfred Nimocks & Emilie Murphy Mr. & Mrs. David J. Nolan Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Norris ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Timothy O’Connor Mr. & Mrs. Paul L. Perito Mr. & Mrs. David Perron Margaret Casto Phillips Dr. & Mrs. Luis Pineda Mr. & Mrs.William K. Pou, Jr. Dr. & Mrs.Thomas E. Powell, III Mr. & Mrs. Bruce B. Proctor Mr. & Mrs.T. Scott Quakenbush ❖ The Redwoods Group / Mr. & Mrs. Kevin A.Trapani Mr. & Mrs.Warren G. Rhodes ❖ The Riversville Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Harry T. Rose Mr. & Ms. Leonard Y. Safrit ❖ PHOENIX CLUB


Mr. & Mrs. Bennett B. Sapp ❖ Richard H. Shirley, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Terry Shore Mr. & Mrs. Bradford T. Smith William H. Smith ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Richard C. Sneed, Jr. ❖ William M. Stewart ❖ Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. James M.Theiss Mr. & Mrs. Paul Thomas Mr. & Mrs. James P.Turner IV Mr. & Mrs. Zachary T.Walker, III ❖ Cynthia F. Ward ❖ Mr. & Mrs.W. Hunt Ward ❖ Mr. & Mrs.William Westendorf Mr. & Mrs. C. Grayson Whitt ❖ Donald B.Wikeen Mr. & Mrs. Larry S.Wilson Youths’ Friends Association

Leadership Circle ($2,500–$4,999) Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Allen Mr. & Mrs. Paul H. Amundsen ❖ Dr. * & Mrs.William J. Andes ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Tom L. Armstrong BB&T Charitable Foundation ❖ A. Christine Baker Raymond Beck & Dr. Deborah Hatton-Beck ❖ David Black & Lizanne Thomas Mr. & Mrs. David L. Blank ❖ Mr. & Mrs. H.Thomas Bobo Mr. & Mrs.Timothy W. Boone ❖ Dr. & Mrs. John A. Bowe Mr. & Mrs. Barry A. Bradberry ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Joel E. Brown Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Brumley ❖ Burlington/Alamance County Convention & Visitors Bureau ❖ Mr. & Mrs.William J. Calpin ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Allen Castner Mr. & Mrs. Robert Chandler ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Thomas E. Chandler, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Richard Clement Haywood D. Cochrane, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs.William S. Coffman ❖ Mr. & Mrs.T. C. Collins III Dr. Glenda Crawford & Dr. Larry Crawford Mr. & Mrs.William S. Creekmuir ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence F. Cruise Mr. & Mrs.Thomas E. Dailey Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Davis III ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Ernest N. Dawal, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. F. Gerald Dillashaw ❖ David Dombert ❖ Raymond Dorado & Kathryn Carson

Mr. & Mrs. John E. Doubek ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James A. Drummond Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Dunham Dr. & Mrs. G. Reid Dusenberry Mr. & Mrs. Steven L. Ellington ❖ Mr. & Mrs.William D. Eydt Mr. & Mrs. Paul J. Fego ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Richard N. Fisher ❖ Mr. & Mrs. John R. Fowler ❖ Mr. & Mrs. John Fox ❖ Dr. & Mrs. Gerald L. Francis ❖ Barry S. Frank Mr. & Mrs. John B. Frisch Dr. Mary Gowan & Dr. Ed Moore ❖ Thomas Grathwohl The Rev. Dr. & Mrs. Frederick G. Grosse John T. Gulliford ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James E. Hair ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Sherrill G. Hall ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Marc D. Hallberg ❖ Mr. & Mrs. John D. Hardy Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Harris ❖ June S. Harris Dr. Nancy Harris & Dr. Joseph Harris Mr. & Mrs.William A. Hawks Mr. & Mrs. James D. Henderson, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James S. Hilboldt Mr. & Mrs. Harold W. Hill, Jr. ❖ Dr. Judith Howard & Dr. James Howard Dr. R. Leroy Howell ❖ Marc Isaacson & Jill Wilson Dr. & Mrs. G. Smith Jackson ❖ George R. Johnson & Dr. Linda Morris Tapley O. Johnson III ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James E. Killorin ❖ Mr. & Mrs. R. David Kimball Mr. & Mrs. John W. Kincaid, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Peter Klopman ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Ernest A. Koury, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Maurice J. Koury ❖ Dr. & Mrs. David C. Kowalski ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lane ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James C. Lewis ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Jack R. Lindley, Sr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Christopher J. Marchese The Rev. Dr. & Mrs. Alfred W. Matthews Mr. & Mrs. Michael G. Mayer ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. McCarthy, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John McDonald Mr. & Mrs. A.W. McGee ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James C. McGill, Sr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. John F. McGovern Marcella W. McInnis Mr. & Mrs. Kevin B. Meeks Dr. Nancy S. Midgette & Charles O. Midgette ❖ Kenneth D. Miller ❖ Mr. & Mrs. David R. Moore ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Donald Morrison ❖

Mr. & Mrs.William B. Morten Mr. & Mrs. James D. Moser, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. F. B. Myers, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Bill L. Nall ❖ Mr. & Mrs. George Nall ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Edward Norwind ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James R. Nugent, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Thomas O’Brien Mr. & Mrs. Man Oh Richard A. Parker ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Parker Mr. & Mrs. Edward Perkins ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James B. Piatt, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. David B. Plyler Thomas E. Powell IV The Presser Foundation Dr. Nathan C. Pulkingham Recreational Equipment, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. E. Kemp Reece ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Geoffrey Rehnert, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Fairfax C. Reynolds ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Wesley B. Reynolds, Sr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. L. Michael Riccio, Jr. William W. Riley Dr. & Mrs. Jerry R. Robertson ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Stephen M. Ross ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Charles M. Schultz Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth P. Scott, Jr. Mr. & Mrs.W. D. Sellers Mr. & Mrs. James K. Simmons, Jr. ❖ The Rev. Dr.Walstein W. Snyder ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Robert Sperry Mr. & Mrs. David A. Stevens Mr. & Mrs. M. K. Strosnider ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Philip Stuart ❖ Dr. & Mrs. John G. Sullivan ❖ Lydia Tart ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Robert A.Team, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James C.Thompson, Jr. W. Campbell Tims Mr. & Mrs. James Turner IV United Church of Christ Local Church Ministries UPS Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell L.Varner ❖ Mr. & Mrs. H.Whitney Wagner Mr. & Mrs. Clyde E.Welch, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs.* James W.White Shirley A.White Mr. & Mrs. Gerald O.Whittington ❖ Mr. & Mrs.T. Evan Williams, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Russell Wilson ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Martin R.Wise Dr. Deborah Yow-Bowden & Dr.William Yow-Bowden ❖ Mr. & Mrs. John B.Yowell Mr. * & Mrs.William C. Zint, Jr.



The ElonSociety

The Elon Society includes all donors who gave $1,500 or more for any purpose during the 2008–2009 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+ Andras Foundation / Mr. & Mrs. David S. Andras Mr. & Mrs. Robert Badavas Mr. & Mrs. Leslie M. Baker, Jr. Mary Duke Biddle Foundation Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP Capital Bank Foundation ❖ Mr. & Mrs. John H. Cavanaugh Dr. & Mrs.Wallace L. Chandler ❖ Robert A. Clohan III Mr. & Mrs. John R. Congdon, Jr. Mr. & Mrs.William S. Creekmuir ❖ Cricenti Family Charitable Trust / Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Cricenti Dr. Lawrence D’Angelo & Dr. Dolores D’Angelo Louis DeJoy & Dr. Aldona Z.Wos Estate of J. C. Dillingham Mr. & Mrs. Edward W. Doherty Gail M. Drew Mr. & Mrs. Anthony D. Duke, Jr. Mr. & Mrs.Wesley R. Elingburg ❖ Estate of Carolyn L. Fleming Mr. & Mrs. Ronald J. Foresta ❖ Barry S. Frank Mr. & Mrs. John Gaither Estate of Maud F. Gatewood Glen Raven, Inc. / The Gant Family ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Jack Hazel William A. Hopkins Mr. & Mrs.Timothy Hultquist The Hon. & Mrs. R. Samuel Hunt III ❖ Images for Change / Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Bruns Mr. & Mrs. Maurice N. Jennings, Sr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Maurice N. Jennings, Jr. ❖ Seby B. Jones Family Foundation / Mr. & Mrs. James Jones Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Kaplan Mr. & Mrs.Walter C. King LabCorp Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. LaRose Mr. & Mrs. Carl H. Lindner III Adrienne Livengood-Baker & Tony Baker Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Long, Jr. ❖ 44


Lorillard Tobacco Company Martha & Spencer Love Foundation Mr. & Mrs.Walker E. Love, Jr. ❖ Estate of Clara E. Lowry Mr. & Mrs. Frank R. Lyon Mr. & Mrs. Mark T. Mahaffey ❖ The McMichael Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs.Willard L. Mills, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Jerry L. Moore, Jr. ❖ William T. Morris Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Furman C. Moseley, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. C. Ashton Newhall ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Robert Patrick Mr. & Mrs. Howard Pickett John William Pope Foundation Mr. & Mrs. David C. Porter ❖ Dr. & Mrs.Thomas E. Powell, III Sharon H. Price Estate of Peter D. Pruden, Jr. The Redwoods Group / Mr. & Mrs. Kevin A.Trapani Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Reifler ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Revson Dr. & Mrs. Jerry R. Robertson ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Harry T. Rose Estate of Clyde W. Rudd, Sr. ❖ Mr. * & Mrs. J. Harold Smith Mr. & Mrs. George M. Steinbrenner III Katherine G. Stern The Wachovia Foundation Rear Adm. Edward K.Walker, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Zachary T.Walker, III ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Arthur T.Ward III Dorothy M.Ward Mr. & Mrs. H. Michael Weaver Weaver Foundation, Inc. The Weezie Foundation Wendy’s International Mr. & Mrs.Thomas L.White, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. * James W.White Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Russell R.Wilson ❖ Sapphire Foundation / Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Woods Mr. & Mrs.W. Cecil Worsley III ❖ Estate of Charlotte H.Wyatt Mr. * & Mrs.William C. Zint, Jr. ❖

$10,000–$24,999 Mr. & Mrs. Noel L. Allen Mr. & Mrs.William T. Amick Mr. & Mrs. Douglas T. Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Howard F. Arner ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Robert P. Badavas BB&T Charitable Foundation ❖ Mr. & Mrs. R. Mark Bostick Mr. & Mrs. Paul H. Brigman III Janie P. Brown ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Samuel L. Burke ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Damion Carufe ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Thomas E. Chandler ❖ Dr. & Mrs. Ross Cohen Mr. & Mrs. Luther R. Conger, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Scott A. Crabtree ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James A. Drummond Mr. & Mrs. Charles DuBois Duke Energy Foundation Mr. & Mrs. John G. B. Ellison Charles A. Frueauff Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Glass Golden LEAF Foundation Thomas Grathwohl Mr. & Mrs. Clifford B. Hardy, Jr. Alix Hazel Mr. & Mrs. John A. Hollins Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Hutchinson, Jr. The Hon. Jeanette Hyde & Wallace Hyde Mr. & Mrs.William J. Inman ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Frode Jensen ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Horace M. Johnson, Jr. ❖ The Hon. & Mrs. John M. Jordan Mr. & Mrs. Gaither M. Keener, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. George J. Kilroy ❖ Mr. & Mrs. John N. Landi Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. LeBlanc ❖ Ikey T. Little Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. MacDaniels Frank Mangano Foundation / Margaret Erwin Mangano Carol Marrion Mr. & Mrs. Christopher P. Martin Mr. & Mrs.Timothy Mather Mr. & Mrs. James W. Maynard Mr. & Mrs. John McGovern

Mr. & Mrs. Bob E. McKinnon Mr. & Mrs. Dalton L. McMichael, Jr. Wayne T. Moore Mr. & Mrs. Peter J. Murphy NC IOLTA Mr. & Mrs.Thomas O’Brien Mr. & Mrs. Donald S. Pennington Dr. & Mrs. James B. Powell ❖ Mr. & Mrs.T. Scott Quakenbush ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Warren G. Rhodes ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Jerry D. Richardson, Sr.❖ Nancy Rutland Mr. & Mrs. Donald E. Scott Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation Mr. & Mrs. David Tabor ❖ Triad Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. David Turner Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Von Drehle ❖ Mr. & Mrs.W. Hunt Ward ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Clyde E.Welch, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs.T. Conrad Wetterau ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Joseph H.White Dr. & Mrs.William E.Wilkinson, Sr. Sally G.Williams Mr. & Mrs.Wade Williamson, Jr. ❖ Alan J.Young ❖ Mr. & Mrs. David Young ❖ Dr. & Mrs. Fred Young ❖

$5,000–$9,999 Mr. & Mrs. Steven Allen ❖ AMETEK, Lamb Electrical Division Mr. & Mrs. Prescott Ammarell Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Anderson 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. Arthur B. Belden Andrew G. Bennett Mr. & Mrs. Charles Berg Mr. & Mrs. Clement M. Best III ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Munroe Best, Jr. ❖ Mary Hope Best-Crocker & Blain Crocker ❖

One of STEVEN KINNEY’s favorite soccer memories at Elon is taking the lead against top-ranked and eventual national champion Wake Forest two years ago. Elon lost that game, but few others. The Phoenix finished that year with an undefeated Southern Conference record and the regular-season league crown. Now Steven, the three-year starter, team captain, and two-time first-team all conference defender, has propelled Elon to academic as well as athletic recognition. The native of Norcross, Georgia, was recently chosen as a candidate for the  Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, one of  Division I men’s soccer student-athletes who excel both on and off the field. The CLASS Award recognizes notable achievements in four areas of excellence — classroom, character, community, and competition. Last year Steven was named a second team NSCAA/Adidas Men’s College Scholar AllAmerican — the first such recipient from Elon. The accounting major “continues to serve the Elon community and excel both in the classroom and on the field,” says Elon head men’s soccer coach Darren Powell, pointing to the academic record posted by the two-time team captain. “Being able to come to Elon and play soccer here has been a great experience,” says Steven, “but I could not afford Elon without a scholarship.”

Mr. & Mrs. Donald K. Blalock ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Donald Bolden ❖ The Hon. James F. Bowman & Dr. Betty L. Bowman * Mr. & Mrs. Jerry W. Boyd Mr. & Mrs. Brian K. Branson ❖ Suzanne M. Broyhill The Joseph M. Bryan Foundation Dr. & Mrs. Robert M. Califf Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Calio Capital Bank Charitable Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Carey Charles R. Clohan The Coca-Cola Foundation Adminta E. Coeyman Mr. & Mrs.William S. Coffman ❖ Dr. & Mrs. Donald V. Covington ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence F. Cruise Mr. & Mrs. Michael S. Cross ❖ Eggert Dagbjartsson & Bjorg Bergsveinsdottir Mr. & Mrs. F. Leary Davis, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Chris G. Dockrill ❖ Mr. & Mrs. John E. Doubek ❖ Nancy Dunn Dr. & Mrs. Bernard S. Esrock Mr. & Mrs. James M. Ford Mr. & Mrs.William A. Frank James F. Garton David R. Gergen Mr. & Mrs. M. L. Gibson Mr. & Mrs.Thomas Giegerich Gilliam, Coble & Moser ❖ PHOENIX CLUB


Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Goldstein M.William Grant ❖ Ellen Gregg & Michael Lebo D. H. Griffin, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Charles Griffith Mr. & Mrs. James H. Griggs ❖ The Hall Family Foundation / Michael T. Hall Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Harris Mr. & Mrs.William T. Harris Mr. & Mrs. Jack Hazel Mr. & Mrs. James A. Hendrickson ❖ Mr. & Mrs. John R. Hill Mr. & Mrs. Edgar Hinkle Dr. Steven House & Dr. Patricia House ❖ Darden W. Jones, Jr. Katharine Jones Mr. & Mrs. David B. Kay Mr. & Mrs. Roy E. Keeny, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Kirchen Mr. & Mrs.William E. LaCoste, Sr. ❖ Dr. & Mrs. Leo M. Lambert ❖ Margaret Langfitt Mr. & Mrs. David W. Lazier Dr. & Mrs. Cliff Lilly Dr. Deborah T. Long & Dr. Eugene M. Long ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Thomas P. Mac Mahon Mr. & Mrs.Thomas J. Madden III Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Malloy Mr. & Mrs. Brian W. Martindale ❖

Dr. Joseph R. Mattioli & Dr. Rose C. Mattioli Mr. & Mrs. Malcolm L. McAllister Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. McGlinn Mr. & Mrs. Hugh J. McIlrevey Mr. & Mrs. Brian J. McMerty Charles D. Melvin * Mr. & Mrs. Dewitt Methvin III Mr. & Mrs. Gary L. Minson ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Ocie F. Murray, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James L. Myers, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. George T. Nall ❖ Nexsen Pruet Alfred Nimocks & Emilie Murphy Mr. & Mrs. David J. Nolan Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Norris ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Timothy O’Connor Mr. & Mrs. Paul L. Perito Mr. & Mrs. David Perron Mr. & Mrs.William J. Pesce Margaret Casto Phillips Dr. & Mrs. Luis Pineda Mr. & Mrs.William K. Pou, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Bruce B. Proctor The Riversville Foundation Mr. & Mrs. James E. Robertson William G. Rudd, Jr. Gordon C. Russell Mr. & Ms. Leonard Safrit Theodore Y. Salisbury Mr. & Mrs. Bennett Sapp ❖ Mr. & Mrs. John Schroeder ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Jay S. Schwartz

Mr. & Mrs.Tony L. Shipley ❖ Richard H. Shirley, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Terry Shore Mr. & Mrs. Bradford T. Smith William H. Smith ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Richard C. Sneed, Jr. ❖ William M. Stewart ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Philip D. Stuart ❖ Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation, Inc. Lydia Tart ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James M.Theiss Mr. & Mrs. Paul Thomas W. Campbell Tims Dr. & Mrs. Jerry R.Tolley ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James P.Turner IV Cynthia F. Ward ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Alan Wasserstrom ❖ Mr. & Mrs.William Westendorf Mr. & Mrs. C. Grayson Whitt ❖ Donald B.Wikeen Mr. & Mrs. Larry S.Wilson Mr. & Mrs. Ray Womack ❖ Mr. &. Mrs. Ralph Yarwood Mr. & Mrs. David Yearwood Youths’ Friends Association

$2,500–$4,999 Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Allen Mr. & Mrs. Paul H. Amundsen ❖ Dr. * & Mrs.William J. Andes ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Anthony J. Andres ❖



Mr. & Mrs. Perry A. Appino Mr. & Mrs.Tom L. Armstrong A. Christine Baker Abigail H. Bash Raymond Beck & Dr. Deborah Hatton-Beck ❖ David Black & Lizanne Thomas Mr. & Mrs. David L. Blank ❖ Mr. & Mrs. H.Thomas Bobo Mr. & Mrs.Timothy W. Boone ❖ Dr. & Mrs. John A. Bowe Mr. & Mrs. Barry A. Bradberry ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Joel E. Brown Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Brumley ❖ Burlington/Alamance County Convention & Visitors Bureau ❖ Dr. & Mrs. John J. Burbridge, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs.William J. Calpin ❖ Camp Younts Foundation Phil N. Carter Mr. & Mrs. Allen Castner The Cemala Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Chandler ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Thomas E. Chandler, Jr. ❖ Dr. & Mrs. Paul H. Cheek Mr. & Mrs. Richard Clement Haywood D. Cochrane, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs.T. C. Collins III Dr. Glenda Crawford & Dr. Larry Crawford Mr. & Mrs.Thomas E. Dailey Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Davis III ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James Davis ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Ernest N. Dawal, Jr. Cameron W. DeJong Dr. & Mrs. F. Gerald Dillashaw ❖ David Dombert ❖ Raymond Dorado & Kathryn Carson Dr. & Mrs. James P. Drummond ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Dunham Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Dunlap ❖ Dr. & Mrs. G. Reid Dusenberry Mr. & Mrs. Steven L. Ellington ❖ Mr. & Mrs.William D. Eydt Mr. & Mrs. Paul Fego ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Richard Fisher ❖ Mr. & Mrs. John R. Fowler ❖ Mr. & Mrs. John Fox ❖ Dr. & Mrs. Gerald L. Francis ❖ Mr. & Mrs. John B. Frisch Joseph M. Gerrety ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Paul E. Gibson ❖ Dr. Mary Gowan & Dr. Ed Moore ❖ The Rev. Dr. & Mrs. Frederick G. Grosse John T. Gulliford ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James E. Hair ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Sherrill G. Hall ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Marc Hallberg ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Timothy Hamill ❖ 46


Mr. & Mrs. John D. Hardy Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Harris ❖ June S. Harris Dr. Nancy Harris & Dr. Joseph Harris Mr. & Mrs. Paul Hartley Mr. & Mrs.William A. Hawks Mr. & Mrs. James D. Henderson ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James S. Hilboldt Mr. & Mrs. Harold W. Hill, Jr. ❖ Dr. Judith Howard & Dr. James Howard Dr. R. Leroy Howell ❖ Marc Isaacson & Jill Wilson Dr. & Mrs. G. Smith Jackson ❖ Laurie Jarrett George R. Johnson & Dr. Linda Morris Mr. & Mrs. James F. Johnson, Sr. ❖ Tapley O. Johnson III Mr. & Mrs. James E. Killorin ❖ Mr. & Mrs. R. David Kimball Mr. & Mrs. John W. Kincaid, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Peter Klopman ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Ernest A. Koury, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Maurice J. Koury ❖ Dr. & Mrs. David C. Kowalski ❖ Mr. & Mrs.William E. LaCoste, Sr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Robert R. Lane ❖ Dorothy M.W. Lang ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James C. Lewis ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Jack R. Lindley, Sr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Christopher J. Marchese Mr. & Mrs. Jay Margolis, Jr. ❖ The Rev. Dr. & Mrs. Alfred W. Matthews Mr. & Mrs. Michael G. Mayer ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. McCarthy, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John McDonald Mr. & Mrs. Royce T. McDuffie ❖ Mr. & Mrs. A.W. McGee ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James C. McGill, Sr. ❖ Marcella W. McInnis Mr. & Mrs. Kevin B. Meeks MidCarolina Bank ❖

Dr. Nancy Midgette & Charles Midgette ❖ Erika A. S. Miller Kenneth D. Miller ❖ Mr. & Mrs. John C. Montgomery III ❖ Mr. & Mrs. David R. Moore ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Donald L. Morrison ❖ Mr. & Mrs.William B. Morten Mr. & Mrs. James D. Moser, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. F. B. Myers, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Bill L. Nall ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Edward L. Norwind ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James R. Nugent, Jr. ❖ Maj.W. R. O’Brien ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Man Oh Richard A. Parker ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Parker Mr. & Mrs. Edward Perkins ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James B. Piatt, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. David B. Plyler Thomas E. Powell IV The Presser Foundation Dr. Nathan C. Pulkingham Recreational Equipment, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. E. Kemp Reece ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Geoffrey S. Rehnert, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Fairfax C. Reynolds ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Wesley B. Reynolds, Sr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. L. Michael Riccio, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Crit Richardson ❖ William W. Riley Mr. & Mrs. James Rodgers Mr. & Mrs. Stephen M. Ross ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Ruggeri Dr. & Mrs. Bruce D. Schirmer Mr. & Mrs. Charles M. Schultz Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth P. Scott, Jr. Mr. & Mrs.W. D. Sellers Mr. & Mrs.William R. Shelton ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Keith E. Silva ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James K. Simmons, Jr. ❖

Sylvia E. Sims ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth S. Smialek Mr. & Mrs. Darryl A. Smith Helen H. Smith The Rev. Dr.Walstein W. Snyder ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Robert Sperry Mr. & Mrs. David A. Stevens Matthew R. Stoeckle Mr. & Mrs. M. K. Strosnider ❖ Dr. & Mrs. John G. Sullivan ❖ Mr. & Mrs.William C. Sweeney ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Robert A.Team, Jr. Dr. Richard Thompson & Dr. Peggy Thompson ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James C.Thompson, Jr. The Rev. & Mrs. John G.Truitt, Jr. ❖ United Church of Christ Local Church Ministries UPS Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell L.Varner ❖ Mr. & Mrs. H.Whitney Wagner Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Walton ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy E.Ward Mr. & Mrs. Douglas E.Wellemeyer Shirley A.White Mr. & Mrs. Gerald O.Whittington ❖ Mr. & Mrs.T. Evan Williams, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Martin R.Wise Dr. Deborah Yow-Bowden & Dr.William Yow-Bowden ❖ Mr. & Mrs. John B.Yowell

$1,500–$2,499 Dr. & Mrs. John Afshar ❖ Jane H. Alexander ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Allen ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Reginald Allen ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Edward Amorosso ❖ Daniel Anderson & Janna Quitney Anderson ❖ Dr. David A. Andes

Annual Gifts to Elon 2008–2009 Total $4,171,378.51 Elon Scholarships $417,856.75 p - $417 $ School of Law L - $212,310.76

Unrestricted - $1,508,629.76

Programs - $1,068,576.98

Phoenix Club - $715,706.26

EElon Elo El lon Academy A - $248,298.00

Mr. & Mrs. Dewey V. Andrew ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin R. Ansbacher Mr. & Mrs. Michael Aquino Mr. & Mrs. * Edwin B. Armstrong Duncan C. Augustine Tracey J. Bailey ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Baker ❖ Mr. & Mrs. R. Brian Baker ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Thomas A. Ballantyne Mr. & Mrs. Dexter R. Barbee ❖ Suzanne H. Barker Mr. & Mrs. Kevin J. Barnhurst Mr. & Mrs. James A. Barnwell, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Ted M. Beal, Jr. ❖ William Bell & Pamela Thompson ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Francis Bell V Mr. & Mrs. Ron Bell ❖ Keenan M. Benjamin Mr. & Mrs. Stuart S. Beringer Dr. & Mrs. Robert G. Blake ❖ Mr. & Mrs.William Bobb Dr. Donna Van Bodegraven & Alan Van Bodegraven ❖ Dr. Constance L. Book & Dr. R. D. Book Mr. & Mrs.Walter S. Bopp, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Major H. Bowes Mr. & Mrs. Frederick W. Bright ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert C. Brittle, Jr. R. E. Brittle, Jr. Mr. & Mrs.William W. Brooks Brown Thayer Shedd Insurance, Inc. / Mr. & Mrs.Timothy M. Brown Mr. & Mrs. Geoffrey H. Browne Dr. & Mrs. Scott H. Buechler ❖ James E. Butler III Dr. & Mrs. Paul D. Byerly Mr. & Mrs. Philip B. Cady, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Robert Califf Mr. & Mrs. Reid Campbell ❖ Carolina Bank, Burlington, N.C. ❖ Dr. & Mrs. B. K. Cash Margaret P. Cass ❖ Dr. Arthur D. Cassill ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Causey ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Shane Chalke Mr. & Mrs. Allan Chamra ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Joshua A. Chappell ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Bobby W. Clark Jim Clark ❖ The Hon. J. H. Coble ❖ Matthew J. Cohen ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Cole Mr. & Mrs.Thomas Conally ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Michael Confort Mr. & Mrs. Bruce S. Cook Dr. & Mrs. David A. Copeland Mr. & Mrs. James R. Copland III Mr. & Mrs. James L. Correll, Jr. ❖ ❖ PHOENIX CLUB


J. Randolph Coupland III ❖ Mr. & Mrs.William B. Courtney, Jr. Courtyard by Marriott, Burlington, N.C. Dr. & Mrs. Mark A. Crissman Mr. & Mrs. Alan H. Crouch ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James B. Crouch, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Marvin L. Crowder, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. John G. Currin, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James W. Daniel ❖ Dr. & Mrs. J. Earl Danieley ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Gary L. Davis ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Straud Davis Allison E. Dean Mr. & Mrs. Zachary T. DeBusk ❖ Cameron W. DeJong Mr. & Mrs. David T. Delaney ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James Delaney, Sr. ❖ Dr. Stephen B. DeLoach Mr. & Mrs.William DePuy Mr. & Mrs. Jerry L. Drake ❖ Mr. & Mrs.William P. Dunk Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Durant Ann H. Early ❖ Mattie P. Edwards Brandon M. Eland ❖ Dr. A. J. Ellington, Jr. ❖ Dr. & Mrs. Robert Ellington ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Edward Eng ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Thaddeus Eshelman Mr. & Mrs. Gary W. Evans ❖ Mr. & Mrs. John W. Fain Mr. & Mrs.William Fain Mr. & Mrs. Joshua S. Felix ❖ Dr. Peter Felten & Sara Walker ❖ Mr. & Mrs.William G. Ferrell Mr. & Mrs. Jim Fields First Presbyterian Church, Raleigh, N.C. Mr. & Mrs. Hugh R. Fisher Mr. & Mrs. Richard C. Flower Dr. & Mrs.Walter Floyd Mr. & Mrs. Peter Foglia Mr. & Mrs.Timothy M. Fowler Mr. & Mrs.W.T. Fowler ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Louis F. Foy III ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Christopher D. Fulkerson Mr. & Mrs. Frank Fulton ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Michael Funderburk Mr. & Mrs. Henry D. Gabriel Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Gallagher Mr. & Mrs. Michael T. Gannaway Mr. & Mrs. Edmund R. Gant ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Charles J. Gantos, Jr. ❖ Dr. John N. Gardner & Dr. Betsy O. Barefoot Charles J. Gardner, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Gee Betty K. Gerow * Dr. & Mrs. Richard Giannandrea

Dr. & Mrs. Russell B. Gill Mr. & Mrs. Frederick K. Gilliam, Jr. Mr. & Mrs.William R. Gilliam Dr. Kerry J. Gilliland Mr. & Mrs. John D. Gottwald Mr. & Mrs. John Graham, Jr. Maj. & Mrs. Linwood O. Grant Mr. & Mrs. B. K. Graves, Jr. Bobby L. Green ❖ The Hon. & Mrs. Charles D. Griffith, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Eugene B. Grimley III Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Gunn, Jr. ❖ Debra B. Haggerty Mark A. Hale Mr. & Mrs. J. Leslie Hall Jane Hanes Liz Harper Capt. & Mrs.Thomas J. Harper ❖ Dr. & Mrs. James Harrell, Jr. Dr. E. F. Harris ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Thomas J. Hedrick Mr. & Mrs. Brian Hege ❖ Dr. & Mrs. Richard R. Henderson Dr. & Mrs.Thomas S. Henricks Mr. & Mrs. Eric M. Henry Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Hess Timothy S. Hess Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hickey, Jr. ❖ Gladys W. Holmes * Bertha M. Holt Mr. * & Mrs. D. Lewis Holt Mr. & Mrs. Ralph M. Holt, Jr. ❖ Dr. & Mrs. Earl D. Honeycutt, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Herbert W. House, Jr. Paul H. Huey ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Joseph A. Hughes Sallie B. Hutton ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Dan W. Ingle ❖ Mr. & Mrs.William C. Ingold ❖ Dr. & Mrs. Alan Irvin ❖ Margaret P. Isley Donald D. Jansen ❖ Dr. Johanna H. M. Janssen ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Geoffrey H. Jenkins Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Jessup Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Johnson Dr. * & Mrs. Leslie D. Johnson Mary Anne T. Johnston ❖ Dr. & Mrs. John P. Jones Mr. & Mrs.William I. Judy ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Mazin A. Kalian Mr. & Mrs. Shawn M. Keefe ❖ Mr. & Mrs. John J. Keegan III ❖ Linda C. Kelley ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Trent M. Kernodle ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Richard C. Keziah, Sr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Thomas P. Kiddy, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Kiefer

Jordan C. Kienzle Jean Killorin Spurgeon G. Kinlaw ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Jason A. Knight ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Arthur R. Kornegay ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Gus Kostopanagiotis Mr. & Mrs. John Lavery T. G. Layfield III Eugenia H. Leggett Mr. & Mrs. Stewart Leonard, Jr. Manning H. Lilienthal III ❖ Mr. & Mrs. J.Thomas Lindley, Sr. Jane C. Link James V. Lewis The Rev.William G. Long Mr. & Mrs.Walter B. Lotspeich ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Harmon L. Loy, Jr. Mr. & Mrs.William H. Mann, Jr. ❖ Dr. & Mrs. Philip R. Mann ❖ Mr. & Mrs. John D. Marshall II ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Noble G. Marshall, Jr. ❖ Dr. Allen Mask & Dr. Deirdre Mask Mr. & Mrs.Timothy Mather Mr. & Mrs. Cary Matlock ❖ Mr. & Mrs.William J. Matze ❖ The Rev. & Mrs. Richard W. McBride ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Larry B. McCauley, Jr. ❖ Dr. & Mrs. Calvert C. McGregor, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. McHugh Mr. & Mrs. Clanton J. McInnis III ❖ Mr. & Mrs. John J. McMackin, Jr. John J. McMackin, III Mr. & Mrs. Alan B. Medeiros Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Menchaca ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Peter D. Meyer Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Mikrut ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Harold Milholen Lyda Miller * Mr. & Mrs. Stevan A. Miller Mr. & Mrs. Stewart P. Mitchell McLaughlin & Moran, Inc. T.W. Morningstar, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Morrison Mr. & Mrs. Buell Moser, Sr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs.William D. Moser, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Norris Moses Mr. & Mrs.William Moss Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth M. Mullen ❖ Barbara Niland Kristin K. Niland Kathleen M. Niple Dr. & Mrs. David M. Noer Diana C. Nolan Mr. & Mrs. Bogdan Nowak Dennis O’Connell Mr. & Mrs. David R. Odenath, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Kevin J. O’Mara ❖ Brian C. O’Shea



Even with a child already in college, ANNE NICHOLSON’s family didn’t qualify for need-based aid. Anne was concerned about the financial burden another tuition payment would represent for her family, but being selected as a Presidential Scholar and Communications Fellow made it possible for Anne to enroll at Elon University. As she expected, Elon was the right choice for her. “Elon simply offers all kinds of opportunities, in and out of the classroom,” says Anne. As a freshman, the Dublin, Ohio, native took a class offering accelerated training on communications equipment; as a sophomore, she was a teaching assistant for the same class. She won national recognition and a bronze Tellie, a prestigious communications award, for “Etc.”, an entertainment program which she created, pitched, and produced as a sophomore. During the  Winter Term she studied in Italy; in November , Anne attended an international Internet conference in Rio De Janiero with communications faculty members Janna Anderson and Connie Book and several other students. The summer before her senior year, she completed an internship at video network VH- in New York City. Anne, whose ideal job would be working on NBC’s “Today” show, says, “I really don’t think I would have had those same opportunities [at another school], at least not as early as I did at Elon.”

Mr. & Mrs. Louis Otterbourg Mr. & Mrs.Theodore N. Pappas Mr. & Mrs. David E. Pardue, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Joseph M. Parker, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John Patterson ❖ Brenda J. Paul ❖ Dr. & Mrs. Robert M. Pavlik ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Alfred M. Payne ❖ Mr. & Mrs. August L. Payne ❖ James D. Peeler ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James K. Pendergrass, Jr. Shirley Perry The Rev. & Mrs. Robert Peterson ❖ Dr. Richard Pipan & Dr. Barbara Israel Allen E. Poe ❖ Mr. & Mrs.William E. Pommerening Dr. Annabelle C. Powell Dr. & Mrs. Lacy M. Presnell, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Ronald A. Pruitt Mr. & Mrs.William F. Pruitt Dr. Jeffrey Pugh & Dr. Janice Rivero Zachary E. Pund ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Reece ❖ Mr. & Mrs. David K. Rich ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Thomas Ridgley Mr. & Mrs. Lynn Rill Norman J. Rinaldi ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Thomas D. Robson ❖ Michael G. Rodgers Mr. & Mrs.Warren C. Rouse Fredrick J. Rubeck 48


Mr. &. Mrs. Steven O. Sabol Mr. & Mrs. John M. Sadler Caroline E. Sage Gavin Sands ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Brian P. Scales ❖ Mr. & Mrs. George Scanlon Mr. & Mrs. Arnold A. Schiffman III ❖ Dr. & Mrs. David M. Scovill Mr. & Mrs.William E. Sellers Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth L. Shaw ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Kirk A. Shaw ❖ J. D. Shepherd Mr. & Mrs. Jay B. Shipowitz ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Shreiner ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Richard Shu Mr. & Mrs. Roger L. Sims ❖ J. D. Skidmore, Inc. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Larry K. Small Mr. & Mrs.Todd A. Smith Christen E. Snead Mr. & Mrs.William Soles ❖ Vickie L. Somers ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Brian W. Spangler ❖ Henry L. Spence, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Rick Spong Mr. & Mrs. Courtland Spotts Esther N. Stadler Mr. & Mrs. Ronald W. Stanley ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Charles T. Steele, Sr. ❖ Dr. Elizabeth A. Stevens ❖ Matthew R. Stoeckle

Mr. & Mrs. John Sumner, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Peter Sundman Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Szyperski Dr. & Mrs. Allen Tate, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J.Taylor ❖ Barbara Z.Taylor Dr. George Taylor & Dr. Rebecca Olive-Taylor ❖ Mr. & Mrs. C. Avery Thomas, Jr. ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Raymond L.Thomas ❖ Dr.Thomas Tiemann & Dr. Eileen McGrath Carl Tippit Dr. & Mrs. David J.Tolner Mr. & Mrs. Dustin M.Tonkin ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Peter Tourtellot Dr. George Troxler & Dr. Carole Troxler ❖ Samuel P.Troy Dr. Donna Van Bodegraven & Alan Van Bodegraven ❖ Dr. & Mrs. Greg A.VanDerwerker Dr. & Mrs. Harry E.Varney ❖ Lawrence Vellani & Margaret Boswell Dr. & Mrs. Claudio E.Vincenty Mr. & Mrs. Hans Wachtmeister ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Roger Waesche Dr. Joel W.Walker ❖ Dr. Janet L.Warman ❖ Scott P.Warner ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Christopher C.Waters ❖

Mr. & Mrs. Danny E.Watson ❖ Dr. & Mrs. James Watson, Jr. Dr. Linda Weavil & Robert Weavil Mr. & Mrs.Winston Weinmann Mr. & Mrs. Reich L.Welborn ❖ Dr. Keith Wells & Dr. Nancy Wells ❖ Katharine D.Weymouth Sharon Wheeler Dr. & Mrs. Alan J.White ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Richard A.White ❖ Christian A.Wiggins ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James Wilen ❖ Dr. Jo W.Williams ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Mark Williams Windsor Congregational Christian Church Mr. & Mrs. Patrick H.Winston, Jr. Dr. Mary Wise & Jerry TerBeck ❖ Wishart, Norris, Henninger & Pittman ❖ Dr. Roger E.Wood Mr. & Mrs. Alan D.Woodlief, Jr. Nell M.Wooten ❖ Mr. & Mrs.Thomas E.Worrell III Dr. David Wyrick & Dr. Cheryl Wyrick ❖ Mr. & Mrs. Brady Yntema ❖ Mr. & Mrs. James M.Young Mr. & Mrs. Greg L. Zaiser ❖ Dr. & Mrs. Matthew L. Zettl Mr. & Mrs. Graham F. Zug

School of Law

The Founders’ Society

Demonstrating their support for Elon University’s innovative approach to legal education, members of the School of Law Founders’ Society have committed $5,000 for each of five years to provide scholarships to attract top students, individuals who will become leaders in the legal profession and in their communities. Mr. & Mrs. Noel L. Allen Capital Community Foundation, Inc. Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Dancer Mr. & Mrs. F. Leary Davis, Jr.

Gail McMichael Drew David R. Gergen Ellen Gregg & Mike Lebo D. H. Griffin, Sr. The Hon. & Mrs. R. Samuel Hunt III

Mr. & Mrs. Maurice N. Jennings, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Maurice N. Jennings, Jr. 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

Phoenix Club

The IMPACT Circle

The IMPACT Circle is the premier Phoenix Club giving group. Members of the IMPACT (I Make Phoenix Athletics Competitive Today) Circle are those who make annual gifts at the quarter-, half-, or full-scholarship level, as well as those whose cumulative gifts to athletics—annual, endowment, and capital—equal $1 million or more. Wes & Cathy Elingburg Ron & Carolyn Foresta Jay & Amy Hendrickson Sam & Vicky Hunt Bill & Pat Inman Bill & Pat LaCoste

Bob & Peggy LeBlanc Dub & Ann Love Mark & Marianne Mahaffey Skip & Victoria Moore Dave & Jen Porter Scott & Jenny Quakenbush

Brad & Ash Reifler Dusty & Peggy Rhodes Jerry & Jeanne Robertson Clyde W. Rudd* Dick Shirley Richard & Eva Sneed

Zac & Dot Walker Cynthia Ward Hunt & Julia Ward Grayson & Connie Whitt Cecil & JoAnna Worsley

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. Beulah B. Cameron GP’94 Bruce B. Cameron 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’10 Loretta Dancer GP’05 Dr. & Mrs. J. Earl Danieley GP’05 GP’10 Mr. & Mrs. Sherrill G. Hall GP’08 GP’12 ❖ PHOENIX CLUB


Freddie Lou Haworth * GP’91 GP’95 Dr. R. Leroy Howell GP’10 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 Yardley Minnix Manfuso GP’08 Dr. Joseph R. Mattioli & Dr. Rose C. Mattioli GP’99 GP’02

Mr. * & Mrs. Clyde W. Rudd, Sr. GP’90 The Rev. Dr.Walstein W. Snyder GP’06 Royall H. Spence, Jr. GP’95 Mr. & Mrs. George M. Steinbrenner III GP’10 Rear Adm. Edward K.Walker, Jr. GP’06 Cynthia F. Ward GP’11 Dorothy Mears Ward GP’05 GP’08 Donald B.Wikeen GP’09 Mr.* & Mrs.William C. Zint, Jr. GP’08



Numen Lumen Society

The university’s premier cumulative giving society, the Numen Lumen Society recognizes benefactors whose 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 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 Royall H., Jr. ’42 and Luvene Holmes ’43 * Spence Hatcher P. ’38 * and Louise F. * Story 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 $999,000. 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 Belk Foundation Booth Ferris Foundation Burlington Industries Foundation / International Textile Group, Inc. Capital Bank Foundation

The Cemala Foundation, Inc. A. J. Fletcher Foundation Glen Raven, Inc. / The Gant Family 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 LabCorp W. Bryan and Janet M. Latham Lorillard Tobacco Company Walker E. “Dub” and Ann W. Love William E. Loy, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Mark T. Mahaffey Mr. * and Mrs. Peter D. Pruden, Jr.

Jerry R. and Jeanne S. Robertson J. Harold * and 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 Dr. * and Mrs.William J. Andes ARAMARK Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Howard F. Arner



A. Christine Baker Mr. and Mrs.Walter H. Bass III Beazley Foundation, Inc. Mary Duke Biddle Foundation Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey and 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 Dr. Lawrence J. D’Angelo and Dr. Dolores A. D’Angelo

Sam and Vicky Hunt endowed a scholarship to help outstanding students become outstanding attorneys. MICHELE CYBULSKI, a member of the charter class of the Elon University School of Law, received the Hunt Scholarship. Michele’s new career as an attorney with the Deuterman Law Group in Greensboro almost didn’t happen. “I had decided to take a break after undergraduate school,” she says. Passing years led to an advanced degree, two children, and a “great career” at the Center for Creative Leadership — but also the realization that she really did want to follow her childhood dream and practice law. “I felt that the door to law school had been shut. When I heard that Elon was opening a law school in Greensboro, I decided to take the plunge!” Michele reveled in the experience and enjoyed remarkable classmates. “Think about the type of people that a new school is going to attract: people who are entrepreneurial, who are willing to deal with ambiguity, who are willing to build the bicycle as they are riding it.” Grateful for her scholarship and all those who created and support the School of Law, Michele says, “I think what they will get back in return is the reputation of Elon Law graduates as incredibly knowledgeable, highly effective, and consistently good stewards of the community.”

Mr. and Mrs. George L. Davis Arthur Vining Davis Foundations The Dickson Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. James A. Drummond Mr. and Mrs. Anthony D. Duke, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Bruce A. Edwards Mr. and Mrs.Wesley R. Elingburg Dr. and Mrs. Robert N. Ellington Charles A. Frueauff Foundation, Inc. John L. Frye General Electric Company Dr. Alex F. Goley * Mr. and Mrs. * 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 Hearst Foundation, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Richard R. Henderson 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 Donald D. Jansen Mr. and Mrs. Maurice N. Jennings, Sr.


Mr. and Mrs. Maurice N. Jennings, Jr. The Hon. and Mrs. John M. Jordan Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Kaplan Esther C. Kernodle Mr. and Mrs.Walter C. King The Thomas M. Kirbo and Irene B. Kirbo Charitable Trust Camille Kivette 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 Lorillard Tobacco Company Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Lyon Mr. and Mrs.Thomas P. Mac Mahon Mr. and Mrs.Thomas P. Maroney Mr. and Mrs. Harold V. McCoy, Jr. Della Vickers McKinnon 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 Mr. * and Mrs. Douglas R. 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 Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Neil M. Richie, Jr. The Riversville Foundation Clyde W. Rudd, Sr. * Dr. and Mrs. Feliciano Sabates, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Clifford W. Sanford Richard H. Shirley, Jr. William H. Smith Southern Conference, United Church of Christ Festus and 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 Michael A.Vadini Wachovia Bank of Burlington, N.C. The Wachovia Foundation Rear Adm. Edward K.Walker, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur T.Ward III Mr. * and Mrs. C. Max Ward Dorothy Mears Ward Mr. and Mrs. Robert A.Ward Thomas C.Watkins The Weezie Foundation Mr. and Mrs.Thomas L.White, Jr. Mr. * and Mrs. Michael E.White Mr. and Mrs.W. Cecil Worsley III Dr. and Mrs. Fred Young Mr. * and Mrs.William C. Zint, Jr.



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 Louise C. Allen ’47 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 & Sandy B. Bass ’67 Walter H. Bass III ’62 & Barbara Day Bass ’61 Barbara B. Bayliff ’70 C. Conway Bayliff, Jr. ’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 Jolene C. Bray Eddie C. Bridges ’57 Gilbert C. Brittle, Jr. ’55 C. B. ’51 & Peggie Brown Eloise Stephenson Brown ’41 Dr. Janie P. Brown Pam & Chalmers S. Brumbaugh James A. Buie ’63 Vincent R. Bujan ’59 Allen Bush ’68 James D. Bush ’91 Jimmy L. Byrd ’67 * 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 Marvin H. Comer * 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 Jo Ann W. Crews ’56 Alan H. Crouch James B. Crouch, Jr. Florine R. Culbreth ’40 Howard C. Culbreth ’42 Drs. Lawrence & Dolores D’Angelo James Benton Dailey ’67 Jane Benton Dailey ’67 Edwin L. Daniel ’46 Earl Danieley ’46 Verona Danieley ’49 Florence Davis George Davis ’47 Robert A. de la Fe’ ’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. Gibbs ’52 & Betty C. Gibbs Doris Clapp Gilliam ’48 Emery K. Gilliam ’48 Thomas ’68 & Willa ’67 Gold 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 Allison Connelly Hart ’98 Thomas R. Hart ’98 Mary Glenn Briggs Haskell ’63 Virginia Pruitt Hawks William A. Hawks Shelly Skeens Hazel ’78 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. ’64 & D. Lewis * Holt 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 Dorothy Foltz Kelley ’46 *

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 J. Kenneth * & 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, Jr. ’67 James W. & Jo Anne A. Maynard The Rev. Richard W. McBride Donna G. McCauley ’96 James D. McCauley ’59 Robie W. McClellan James G. McClure, Jr. ’68 Tim McDowell ’76 Darris R. Means ’05 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 Kathleen M. Niple ’05 Edna Y. Paschal ’64 Alex W. Oliver ’68 Virginia Moorefield Ortiz ’62 Janell McBride Otis ’02 Sunshine Janda Overcamp 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 ’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 Mr. * & Mrs. J. Harold 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 ’64 & Ellen Thompson W. Campbell Tims ’00 Dr. & Mrs. Jerry R.Tolley Samuel P.Troy ’67 Dolores Hagan Truitt ’53 John G.Truitt, Jr. ’53 Mary S. Underwood Angie Henry Utt ’42 Drew L.Van Horn ’82 John D.Vance ’51 Alex S.Vardavas, Jr. ’72 The Rev. Paul V. Varga ’51 Dorothy S.Walker 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 Nancy H. & Frank L. ’52 Ward Dr. & Mrs. Frederic T.Watts Ed Welch ’59 Faye Welch Nelson A. L. & Elaine K.Weller Marie Schilling Wertz ’67 Mr. & Mrs. * 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 Ann Yow-Bowden ’71 Dr.William W. Yow-Bowden Joey Zeller ’85 Margaret Jane Zint ’84

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The Phoenix men’s cross country team finished first and the women’s team took second place in the inaugural Elon Invitational cross country meet held Sept. 12 on a new course on South Campus. Elon also hosted the Southern Conference championship meet on Oct. 31, with the women’s team running to a program-best second-place finish.

The Magazine of Elon, Fall 2009  
The Magazine of Elon, Fall 2009  

The Magazine of Elon, Fall 2009, including Honor Roll of Donors 2009