FALL 2017 | THE GEORGETOWN COLLEGE MAGAZINE
Greetings, One of the beauties of GC Magazine is that it bears witness to the personalities, interests, experiences, and achievements of the Georgetown College community. The magazine functions not to report the most up-to-date news, but rather as a chronicle of talents, activities, and accomplishments from past months. In its cumulative effect, it is a way to celebrate the present through lenses viewing the recent past, lenses that sparkle with a few select nuggets from a much larger deposit. With this edition, we hope that you will enjoy the individual segments. Know that they are all a part of the life of Georgetown College, and all are broadly connected with the phrase ‘Love and Loyalty’ that was such an important theme for the College during the 2016-17 academic year.
PUBLISHER Jim Allison DESIGNER Kelsey Berry '11 CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Jim Allison, Jenny Elder, Dwight A. Moody ‘72, Andrew Noe ‘08, Robin Oldham ‘69, Jonathan Sands Wise
Building on that theme, with gratitude to all who contributed to making last year one of the most successful in recent decades, energies this year are focused around the phrase “Together4GC.” That strikes me as a phrase appropriate to a year’s initiatives, and also to our GC Magazine. Enjoy as you read!
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M. Dwaine Greene President
FOUST ARTIST SERIES SETS PERFORMANCE DATES, SHOWS
MINISTRY FESTIVAL RECOGNIZES ALUMNI AND ASSOCIATES, HONORS MEMORY OF “DOC” BIRDWHISTELL
FAITHWAYS ACADEMY SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHED, EXPANSION PLANNED FOR 2018
RIVERS RUN THROUGH IT: THE HEADWATERS OF THE ACADEMY OF PREACHERS ON THE CAMPUS OF THE COLLEGE
ART PROTOTYPE PROGRAM ENCOURAGES CREATIVITY, FOCUS
ADAPTING TO A CHANGING WORLD BUT STILL MAKING A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE
GC WOMAN’S ASSOCIATION CELEBRATES 120 NEW ACADEMIC YEARS, HONORS GRADUATING SENIOR PROGRAMS COMBINE REAL-WORLD SKILLS WITH WELL-ROUNDED LOCAL CHAMBER LIBERAL ARTS NAMES PRESIDENT GREENE ITS 2017 CITIZEN OF THE YEAR
PSYCHOLOGY PROFESSOR RECEIVES PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION AWARD
LOVE AND LOYALTY
BACCALAUREATE CELEBRATES CHRISTIAN COMMITMENT, HONORS CHRISTIAN SERVICE
IMPRESSIVE ACHIEVEMENTS SHARED AT COMMENCEMENT
GRAD ED ADVISOR DONNA GEORGE A TOWER AWARD WINNER APPOINTMENTS TO READ-TO-ACHIEVE COUNCIL INCLUDE GC EDUCATION PROFESSOR
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF EDUCATION HAROLD PEACH RECEIVED SPECIAL RECOGNITION FROM KACTE
NEW KY. POET LAUREATE IS A GEORGETOWN COLLEGE GRAD
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foust artist series sets performance dates, shows NOVEMBER 13 Timothy Mooney, Breakneck Hamlet 8 p.m. | John L. Hill Chapel MARCH 5 Russian String Orchestra 8 p.m. | John L. Hill Chapel TICKETS:
Available only at the door on performance day.
$10 for adults $8 for senior citizens $5 for non-GC students GC students, faculty and staff have FREE admission with their G-Card. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m.
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Artists and performance dates have been set for Georgetown College’s 2017-2018 Foust Artist Series. Shows are open to the general public as well as the college community. This year, on Monday, Nov. 13, the campus welcomes Timothy Mooney and his one-man show, Breakneck Hamlet. Then, on Monday, March 5, the Russian String Orchestra, formerly Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, visits. Both performances are at 8 p.m. in John L. Hill Chapel. Information on Mooney’s website (http://timmooneyrep.com/) describes Breakneck Hamlet as “recklessly sliced” from Shakespeare’s original, cutting what is usually a four-hour play down to a single hour with a single actor. Mooney’s “breakneck performance” reveals Hamlet as a thrilling chameleon, with an immense intellectual capacity and a hilarious, wicked sense of humor. Rather than the usual melancholy Dane, Mooney’s Hamlet fights throughout, with barely a second-long pause through the entire performance. The Russian String Orchestra, founded in 1991 as Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, is comprised of some of Russia’s finest young
string players, according to its website (http://kremlinontour.com/). Its founder and music director is Misha Rachlevsky. The signature quality of the orchestra is the depth and variety of its repertoire — over 1000 compositions from early baroque to works written on commission from Rachlevsky and the orchestra by composers from Russia, Europe, and the USA. The orchestra prides itself in offering interesting and often unique programs. Admission tickets, available only at the door on performance day, are priced at $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens, and $5 for nonGeorgetown College students. (GC students, faculty and staff have free admission with their G-Card.) Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. for the 8 p.m. performances. Only general seating is available. The Foust Artist Series endowment was established in 1983 by the late Mary Louise Foust, Class of 1938, as a memorial to her parents. The endowment enables the college to annually bring to campus a variety of cultural activities.
Ministry Festival recognizes alumni and associates, honors memory of “Doc” Birdwhistell Alumni and friends of Georgetown College who are and have been engaged in gospel work came together on campus in late April for the 2017 Ministry Festival. Using the theme Shine On!, “Doc” Birdwhistell’s famous catch phrase, the Festival honored the memory of the late associate professor of religion and former campus minister while also recognizing alumni and associates for their dedication to ministry. The occasion included a commissioning service for students going into summer mission work as well. Plenary speakers were Mary Alice Birdwhistell ‘09 and John Travis ’79 (MA ’87). Mary Alice is the senior pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Waco, TX. Rev. Travis is the Dean of Students at Scott County (KY) Ninth Grade Center and Senior Pastor of Maddoxtown Baptist Church in Lexington. Special ministry recognitions were presented to alumni Betty Jean Chatham ’47, Daniel ’57 & Shirley ’59 Tilford, Norman ’57 and
Martha ‘57 (posthumously) Lytle, Susan Lockwood ’68, and Robert Baker ’75, as well as to Dr. Joe O. Lewis who was VP Academic Affairs from 1968 to 1992. A tree planting ceremony and permanent plaque placement on the lawn between Ensor Learning Resource Center and Nunnelly Music Building further honors these individuals. A Memorial Fund to celebrate “Doc” Birdwhistell’s life and influence was established in 2014, the year he died. A longtime staff and faculty member, Birdwhistell taught and mentored hundreds of students. The fund provides scholarships to enable mission travel throughout the world for current Georgetown College students. An online donation to the Memorial Fund may be made at http://tinyurl.com/zrg9ruo. GC MAGAZINE | FALL 2017 | 4
Adapting to a changing world
It is a wonderful and challenging time to work in admissions! At Georgetown College, we are always trying to stay aware of the changing world that we live in and to meet it in every way, from the academic programs we offer and the ways we teach to the opportunities that we offer students in athletics and student life. This is no less true in admissions, where Written by Jonathan Sands Wise, Ph.D., the students that Vice President of Enrollment Management we are trying to recruit are changing in many different ways.
a positive difference
For example, high school students today communicate differently, which can make it harder to reach them using old methods (they rarely read mail, almost never check email, and usually dislike talking on the phone). At the same time, students are more connected to social media, more likely to look at our website, and generally quite responsive by text. So while we continue to send postcards, letters, and emails and continue to call applicants, we are also expanding our social media presence by using current students to generate content more frequently, and we have completely redone our website. Check it out at georgetowncollege.edu. We also allow students to choose their preferred method of communication for non-urgent information, and many of them have chosen texting. High school students today are also very aware of the cost of higher education and reasonably quite concerned about taking on large debts with an uncertain job market. This is why we never tire of telling students just how low our loan default average is, less than 5%, which shows that the vast majority of Georgetown students are able to gain financial security after they graduate. This default rate is less than half the national average. We also like to point out that a recent study in The Economist ranked Georgetown College in the 96th percentile nationally and 1st in KY for the difference that we will make in our students’ future earnings, meaning that students who come to Georgetown College are financially far better off than they would be if they hadn’t come. It is true that debt can be 5
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scary, but not all debt is the same. A Georgetown College education remains very much ‘worth it’ for the vast majority of our students, and we are proud to tell prospective students just how much better off they can be by choosing to study here. Of course, for all that changes, some things never change! Students still want a strong academic experience, they still want to play for winning teams and make lifelong friendships, and they still want to go to a school where people will genuinely care for them. Fortunately, Georgetown College hasn’t changed either. We still offer one of the best educations in our region. We have exceptional majors, especially in the STEM fields, Psychology, Exercise Science and Athletic training, and Education, and we have an amazing track record of sending students for further study in medical school, law school, and graduate schools. On top of these majors we have wonderful Programs of Distinction, from our exceptional Honors Programs (now including a Science Honors Program and Independent Honors along with our renowned Oxford Honors Program), Christian Scholars Program, and Equine Honors to programs in Music and Art. This year we are adding a new program in Pre-Law that will have guaranteed internships and networking, mock trial experience, and guided advising. Georgetown College still fields wonderful athletic teams made up of quality students who are improved by their time in college even as they rack up winning season after season. Georgetown still has a dedicated and fun student life staff, and wonderful opportunities for spiritual and emotional growth. Most of all, Georgetown offers what it has always offered: a wonderful and caring Christian faculty and staff who work every day to make sure that every one of our students succeeds and thrives. This is a challenging time in admissions, but some things never change: when students experience our excellent academics and caring faculty and staff, they still know that this is a place that can make a positive difference in their lives.
Faithways Academy successfully launched, expansion planned for 2018 Written by Andrew Noe ‘08, Director of Faithways Academy and Ministry Team Coordinator
Faithways Academy launched this past summer with great success. From June 18-30, nearly two dozen high schoolers lived on campus as they explored the Bible, theology, church history, and the elective of their choosing. The electives offered were Art, Literature, Creation Care, Advocacy, and Pop Culture. In each of these classes, our young scholars explored their faith and theology. From California, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and many other states, these 22 high schoolers of all denominations were from all over. Classes were taught by faculty and staff from Georgetown College as well as from the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky. The real heroes though were the six college students, Mikaela Adams, Afton Curtsinger, Emily Evans, Elizabeth Martin, Erin Metcalfe, and Jacob Roberts, who all worked tirelessly running the camp. They taught small groups, were RAs in the dorm, supervised outings, and on more than one occasion led the high schoolers in worship. Faithways will be adding a new component for next summer with the addition of a middle school program. Middle schoolers are invited to campus for one week, June
10-15 to explore theology, faith, and the Bible. The high school version of the program will still be two weeks running June 17–29. If you are interested, know someone who is, or know a church that might be interested, please email Andrew_Noe@GeorgetownCollege.edu or share this website: https://faithways.georgetowncollege.edu/ Editor’s Note: Faithways Academy was established through a Lilly Endowment, Inc. grant, part of Lilly’s High School Youth Theology Institutes Initiative. Lilly Endowment Inc. is an Indianapolisbased private philanthropic foundation created in 1937 by three members of the Lilly family – J.K. Lilly Sr. and sons J.K. Jr. and Eli – through gifts of stock in their pharmaceutical business, Eli Lilly & Company. The Endowment exists to support the causes of religion, education and community development. Lilly Endowment’s religion grant making is designed to deepen and enrich the religious lives of American Christians. It does this largely through initiatives to enhance and sustain the quality of ministry in American congregations and parishes. GC MAGAZINE | FALL 2017 | 6
Art Prototype Program Encourages creativity, focus
Georgetown College has introduced a new Department of Art Prototype Program. Offered in a structured environment, it enables art students to both cultivate their creativity and progress as professional artists. Under the guidance of Daniel Graham, Associate Professor of Sculpture and Printmaking, and Art Department Chair, students have the opportunity to utilize private space on the third floor of Knight Hall, formerly the freshman women’s residence hall, to further their artistic projects.
Having private studio space is a rarity, especially among colleges the size of Georgetown. There are currently 17 students participating in the program. An additional six have applied and more are expected in the next academic year. The Art Prototype Program is proving to be very popular. Three first time freshman came to GC specifically for this program and the studio spaces, according to Professor Graham. Additionally, it helped to retain five students who had given consideration to transferring. Besides providing space for artists to focus on their work without numerous distractions, the Prototype Program allows students to share with and learn from one another, thereby further developing their creativity. Painting, drawing, photography, woodworking – whatever the creative outlet, it can be enhanced through Prototype. “The space is a vibrant, creative, and energetic environment,” said Graham. “It is in constant growth from external applications as well as internal endeavors. The latter has been evidence of the program working as a great community building device for students and the Art program.
“Students have started a subgroup within the Prototype Program that meets bi-monthly to watch art films and discuss them. In my 11 years (at GC), we as a faculty have had a hard time even forcing them to do such activities and now they are doing them on their own – unprompted.”
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Georgetown College often hosts exhibits of works by local, national, and international artists. Prototype Program students also are able to learn and grow through interaction with these visitors to campus. Students are able to experience the process of gallery exhibitions themselves through first-hand participation in the student-run gallery. To be eligible for the Prototype Program, art aspirants must submit an application letter, six to ten representations of work showing the title, medium, dimensions, and date of each submission, and, of course, be an Art Major enrolled in an art course. Participation in group critiques and an end-of-year exhibit are also required. More information on the Prototype Program is available by contacting Professor Graham. His email is Daniel_Graham@ georgetowncollege.edu. Information is also available through the Office of Admission. Admissions@georgetowncollege.edu or by phone at either 502-863-8009 or 800-788-9985.
Academic Programs Combine
Skills with Well-Rounded Liberal Arts
Georgetown College academic programs provide real-world skills that matter. Their establishment and implementation are in keeping with President Greene’s goal of expanding programs “which point to professional and employment interests of students,” thereby facing the economic and employment realities of students and their families without diminishing the importance of liberal arts disciplines, as noted in his Inaugural Address in 2014. Healthcare and sports administration majors are key examples. Others are the honors programs in the sciences, the unique and prestigious Oxford Honors Program, and a new computer science minor. Changes in health care regulations, technological advances, and an aging population have created a booming market for healthcare administrators. Georgetown College’s healthcare administration program has been developed with significant input from healthcare experts and business leaders. Classes are personalized so that each student can explore their unique passions and interests in the healthcare field while achieving a well-rounded liberal arts education. The sports administration major is an interdisciplinary field of study that draws from a wide range of academic programs. Students are able to tailor their experience by focusing on one of two tracks in either Communication and Media Studies or Kinesiology and Health Studies. Students in the science honors program are given opportunities to see how scientific knowledge shapes the understanding of our world. They will be able to conduct original research anywhere in the country and share the work with scientists across the United States at regional and national conferences and around the world. The Oxford Honors Program permits a student to transfer to Oxford University for one or two terms during the junior or senior year. Besides the benefit of studying at a top-five world university and residing for a time in England, the experience gives a decided advantage when graduate programs and future employers see Oxford University on the transcript. It is truly a life-changing opportunity. Compelling modern applications of computing such as Data Analysis and Web Design are emphasized in the computer science minor. It is an excellent complement to a wide variety of majors in fine arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences. Overall, the objective is career preparation alongside training in the arts and sciences, and, as stated in Georgetown College’s mission, to prepare students to engage in their life’s pursuits with thoughtfulness and skill by providing an exceptional educational experience in a vibrant Christian community.
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GC Woman’s Association celebrates 120 years, honors graduating senior
The Woman’s Association of Georgetown College (WAGC) celebrated its 120th anniversary in the spring with an afternoon tea hosted by College First Lady Mrs. Carolyn Greene at her home. Guests were greeted by “Henry Clay,” portrayed by Professor of Theatre and Film, Mr. George McGee. McGee, as Kentucky’s “great compromiser,” shared with the ladies a bit of history pertaining to Clay’s youth in Virginia before he moved to Kentucky as an adult. It is a role McGee regularly performs as part of the Chautauqua series for the Kentucky Humanities Council. A special guest for the afternoon was graduating senior Georgia Helena Skelton, pictured right with Winnie Bratcher, chair of the WAGC Scholarship Committee. Skelton was recognized for having earned the highest GPA among women students in the graduating class. She announced that she would enter the Auburn University College of Veterinary Science in the fall. Founded in 1897, The Woman’s Association of Georgetown College was established to encourage women to enter higher education, specifically Georgetown College, and acknowledges and salutes female students with high academic success. The WAGC award was formally presented during Academic Honors Day.
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LOCAL CHAMBER NAMES President Greene ITS
2017 Citizen of theYear President M. Dwaine Greene is the 2017 City of Georgetown and Scott County Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year. The prestigious award was presented during the Chamber’s annual banquet on April 21. “The winner’s true servant leadership and dedication is evidenced in the accomplishment over the last three years,” said Louis Prichard, President and CEO of Kentucky Bank, the sponsor of the award, who made the presentation. “Even though this leader comes to us from another state (Dr. Greene is originally from North Carolina), he has made Georgetown his home and has committed himself to bettering the relationship between the educational community and the community at-large. As a new citizen of Georgetown and Scott County, he has demonstrated a genuine caring for people, students, staff, and other agencies in our community. He has maximized new collaborative relationships for financial and capital resources while at the same time giving of himself as a volunteer, mentor, and communicator.”
Mr. Prichard went on to cite Dr. Greene’s leadership efforts in overcoming fiscal challenges at Georgetown College, operating with a balanced budget for the first time in many years, raising $5 Million in unrestricted funds toward that objective, doubling alumni annual support from 11 percent to over 25 percent, and increasing enrollment to where the entering class of fall 2016 was the largest in five years with all indicators at the time projecting a record enrollment for the fall of 2017. The Chamber’s intent is to recognize an individual whose efforts go toward making the fastest growing county in the state the best it can be. Dr. Greene was selected from among three nominees. (Photo: L-R, Louis Prichard, President/CEO of Kentucky Bank; Dr. M. Dwaine Greene; Mark Sulski, Area President, Kentucky Bank; Mark Smith, Chamber of Commerce President)
Psychology Professor Receives Professional Association Award Jennifer L. Price, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, has received the Kentucky Psychological Association’s Schuster Advocacy Award. It was presented during the KPA’s annual meeting which was held in Louisville. The award winner is selected by Dr. Sheila Schuster, a long-time psychology advocate, to recognize the recipient’s commitment to the promotion of the profession of psychology and education/advocacy efforts in Kentucky. The plaque she received read, in part, “for selfless service on behalf of the psychological community.” She has been on faculty at Georgetown College since 2004.
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Rivers Run Through It: The Headwaters of the Academy of Preachers on the Campus of the College Written by Dwight A Moody, ‘72
Pittsburgh is famous for its three rivers. The Monongahela and the Allegheny merge to form the Ohio. Inspired by this image in the city of my first full-time ministry, I see three streams flowing through Georgetown College that served as the headwaters of the river we know as the Academy of Preachers (AoP).
Dr. Dwight A. Moody, an alumnus, minister, and educator, who served for 11 years as Dean of the Chapel at Georgetown College, is the founder and inaugural president of Academy of Preachers. He is stepping down as the organization’s President.
This AoP river of vocational inspiration and impact now nourishes the lives of thousands of students around the country who attend AoP festivals to cultivate their call to gospel preaching. This includes many who earned their diplomas at GC. The first GC stream that flowed into the AoP was a radio program I designed and hosted, “The Meetinghouse: Conversations on Religion and American Life.” I had begun my work at the college as dean of the chapel in the fall of 1997 and launched the radio program in 1998. But the burden of managing a weekly radio program while working a full time job proved too much. The very month I suspended the show, the college received an invitation from the Lilly Endowment of Indianapolis to
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craft a program of vocational discernment for students. We named this project, “The Meetinghouse at Georgetown College: A Place for the Theological Exploration of Vocation.” Part of the program was the transformation of the traditional career services office into the Graves Center for Calling and Career. It was given a new home in a recently-purchased building, dedicated to the memory of a GC alum as the Peyton Thurman Meetinghouse. For eight years I served as director of this $3 million vocation initiative, the second river giving rise to the AoP. I led a ministerial student formation program that consistently counted more than 100 self-selected students considering careers in ministry. The lack of interest in preaching among these students concerned me and others. It generated conversation among my campus cohort (Birdwhistell, Holden, Redditt, Williams, Insko, and company) about a proper response. Over two years our conversation led us to imagine useful events, desired outcomes, and even organizational names to cultivate more confidence in the social significance of preaching. But those casual conversations flowed underground, unseen and untapped, until June 23, 2008. On that day, I drove to Indianapolis to ask the Endowment to help me launch a reimagined and enlarged version of that original media project that first introduced “The Meetinghouse” name to the college community. Eight years of
collaboration with the Endowment staff on the vocation program created the mutual respect necessary to make this conversation possible. It flowed as a third stream toward the inevitable confluence.
Academy of Preachers. The College provided the headwaters of this remarkable river that now flows throughout the nation blessing individuals, organizations, institutions, and congregations.
However, the dialogue that day was swept in another direction by these three streams of influence. My large black notebook of research and proposals containing all of the compelling reasons why the Endowment should help me relaunch a radio program remained closed as the conversation flowed surprisingly toward preaching. Endowment personnel asked questions and I, as best I could, described both our observations and the half-formed strategies we at GC had discussed to bring more focus to the formation of preachers. In the end, Endowment Vice President for Religion Craig Dykstra said to me, “These are good ideas, Dwight. Write us a proposal. We will fund it. You can start in January.”
During these nine years of rafting down the AoP river, I pulled on board a whole cadre of GC students: among them, Mary Alice Birdwhistell, Roger Jasper, Justin Sizemore, Joshua Pennington, Jeremy Shoulta, and Molly Shoulta. Each has a testimony of AoP impact on both calling and career, and for this I give thanks.
Needless to say, I was shocked. I quickly shifted my gaze from the meandering radio river that had dominated my imagination on the three-hour drive to the Endowment offices on Meridian Street. Now, all I could see were the vast rushing waters of ministry formation that stretched out before me in all directions.
In January of 2018 at the ninth National Festival of Young Preachers in Atlanta, I will formally surrender the AoP to my successor, Ernest Brooks, a graduate of Morehouse College. I am glad to announce that his school and mine will co-sponsor the reception following his installation. And me? For the fourth time, I will take my vision for “The Meetinghouse” and launch it into the national conversation on religion and American life, no longer with just a radio, but now with the help of podcasts, web sites, Facebook and Twitter! Glory to God! It’s been a wonderful two decades on the verdant rivers of Georgetown College.
There, on that day in Indianapolis, these three Georgetown tributaries, a radio show, a vocation program, and a network of friendships (each with some link to The Meetinghouse!) converged to make possible this wonderful organization called the
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BOOKSHELF FEATURING NEW BOOKS WRITTEN, EDITED BY OR ABOUT ALUMNI AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE GEORGETOWN COLLEGE COMMUNITY. Cash City
Jonathan Fredrick ‘01
Steven R. Pierce ’68 SBB(ASCP) and Marion E. Reid, Ph.D.
Jonathan Fredrick’s debut novel, Cash City, has been released by Audible Studios. Audible Studios summarizes Cash City this way: It is an obsession that has haunted Nick Malick for seven years – to avenge the murder of his young son. In his gut, Malick knows who did it. But the psychopath is in prison for another crime, scheduled to be released in a year. All Malick has to do is wait…and survive. The tragedy cost Malick his marriage and his career. Now he scrapes by as a PI in the blue-collar town of Cain City, West Virginia. His latest case tasks him with finding a young woman gone missing. Seems simple enough. But when his investigation exposes a link between a corrupt police force and a drug gang from Detroit, Cain City explodes. And Malick finds himself dead center. To be included, send the book and the publisher’s press release to: Office of Communications Georgetown College 400 East College St. Georgetown, KY 40324 Or send publisher’s press release and hi-resolution book cover image to alumni@ georgetowncollege.edu.
Turns out when there’s no one to trust and a whole lot of people want you dead, survival and revenge aren’t so easy. Ari Fliakos narrates the 9 hours 47 minutes unabridged audiobook. Link to Audiobook: http://tinyurl.com/yb855etn Fredrick is an actor and director, known also for Love in Our Time (2013), Son Simon (2013), and The Scenic Route (2008). He and his wife, Chandra, have three sons, Charlie (6), Calvin (2), and Quincy (1). Audible.com
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This one-of-a-kind book tells the fascinating story of blood groups and the people who study them. “The story of blood groups always begins in Vienna with Karl Landsteiner.” So begins this uniquely fascinating tale of how the blood groups were discovered and the interesting people who made those discoveries. Meticulously referenced, this volume is also lavishly illustrated as it recalls the progression of knowledge in blood grouping that continues today. This is the story not only of Landsteiner, Levine, Wiener, Race, Sanger, and other early giants, but also of Mollison, Garratty, Marsh, Tippett, Issitt, Judd, and many, many others who have made their mark on the profession and trained others who even now are doing the same. Ten years in the making, this treasure is enlightening, engaging, and enjoyable to read-well worth the wait. Hardback, 633 pages AABB Press October, 2016
Leaves Will Grow J. Daniel Graham, Associate Professor of Art with illustrations by Holly Graham
Anyone coping with the loss of a loved one, or anyone who wishes to remember one, may find comfort in reading Leaves Will Grow, a 26page paperback volume which was prepared specifically for adolescents through adults who are having difficulty processing the loss of a loved one. It focuses on a boy named Henry, described as being “like any other boy you know, except Henry is drifting, and has been ever since he lost something he cares a lot about.” The reader is invited to join Henry in this heartwarming tale of love and loss, as he discovers that sometimes the thing we long for most is closer than we think. Leaves Will Grow may be ordered online at Amazon.com and found at other retail outlets.
The Best Kentucky Trivia Book EVER Michael Crisp, ‘91
The Best Kentucky Trivia Book Ever! is described as the ultimate trivia test about our beloved Bluegrass state. If you think you know everything that there is to know about Kentucky, take the trivia challenge. Crisp says it’s about bourbon and basketball, coal and Corvettes™, Lincoln and Loretta, and everything in between.
After Normal: Making Sense of the Global Economy Samuel E. Rines ‘09
For the United States and many other nations, the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries were a period of economic prosperity—a period that lasted long enough to be considered normal. US monetary policy was determined almost exclusively by shifts in the federal funds rate. Then the Great Recession and financial crisis hit, and “normal” came to a sudden and dramatic end. In response, the global economy and US monetary policy underwent radical changes that continue to evolve and shift today. In After Normal: Making Sense of the Global Economy, veteran economist and analyst Samuel E. Rines who now lives in Houston, Texas, explores how fallout from the financial crisis has altered economic patterns, and he explains the political missteps that led to the crisis in the first place. Now the Chief Economist at Avalon Advisors, Rines reveals how issues sparked by the crisis now shape the world, from China’s sudden investment in infrastructure to changes to democracies in debt-ridden southern European nations. He evaluates the repercussions of experimental bank interventions and the role consumers played in the crisis. More importantly, he looks to the future, revealing what direction the global economy will take now that “normal” no longer exists. The 22-page paperback volume, published in August, 2017, may be ordered online at Amazon.com.
Download available from Amazon Digital Services LLC. Remix Books 132 pages July 2017
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Building on the momentum of last year’s “Love and Loyalty” campaign, Georgetown College is launching “Together4GC” with the goal of achieving another historic fundraising year. GC is most appreciative of the graduates whose support increased the alumni giving percentage from 11 percent to 26 percent for fiscal year 2017. GEORGETOWN | SEPTEMBER 6, 2016 hosted by GC LEXINGTON | OCTOBER 20, 2016 hosted by Jane Bradley ‘71 FRANKFORT | OCTOBER 25, 2016 hosted by Dave Adkisson ’73, Guthrie True ’81, & Randy Fields ‘82 CINCINNATI/NKY NOVEMBER 1, 2016 hosted by Jimmy Carty ‘05
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“Love and Loyalty” rallies were held across Kentucky as well as in Cincinnati, Nashville, and Atlanta. SPECIAL THANKS to the alumni who hosted them thereby providing an opportunity for graduates in various locales to visit with President Greene for updates on their alma mater. Together4GC gatherings are planned for fiscal year 2018 also.
BOWLING GREEN NOVEMBER 13, 2016 hosted by Charlotte Elder ‘96 PADUCAH | NOVEMBER 14, 2016 hosted by Wally ‘58 and Gerry ‘59 Montgomery OWENSBORO | NOVEMBER 15, 2016 hosted by Lou Emma Adkisson ’49 and John Williams ‘66 LOUISVILLE | DECEMBER 8, 2016 hosted by Guthrie ’87 and Lisa Zaring
NASHVILLE, TN. FEBRUARY 7, 2017 hosted by Dr. Lanny ’66 and Mica Copeland ELIZABETHTOWN FEBRUARY 9, 2017 hosted by Barry ‘77 and Karen Birdwhistell ‘77 MT. STERLING | MARCH 30, 2017 hosted by Al, ‘80 and Granetta ‘80 Blevins and Richard ‘91 and Melodie ‘91 Fuller ATLANTA | MAY 18, 2017 hosted by Andy Scott ‘90
The fiscal year ending June 30, 2017 was a remarkable one for Georgetown College. Through the Love and Loyalty Campaign, alumni were challenged to step up their support by increasing their annual giving percentage. In recent years, the percentage of alumni demonstrating financial support had ranged from a low of eight percent to a high of only 11 percent. This past year, through the Love and Loyalty challenge, the goal was raised to 25 percent, a level which is considered normal for a school like Georgetown College. It was a stretch, but alumni rose to the occasion with the number of those making a financial gift to the College soaring to just over 26 percent, thereby raising $5.6 million. “Not only did you ensure that our budget is balanced,” commented President Greene, “you helped us begin this fiscal year (2017-2018) with a $3 million surplus; something this college has not done in recent history.” During the last fiscal year, a series of Love and Loyaltythemed rallies were held throughout the Commonwealth as well as in Atlanta, Cincinnati, and Nashville. These rallies, hosted by dedicated alumni in their respective communities, were opportunities for supportive individuals in those regions to hear President Greene and others speak candidly about the state of the College and its financial challenges.
Now comes a new fiscal year and a new and broader opportunity for support. Building on the momentum created through love for and loyalty to the College, alumni, friends, students, faculty, and staff are being asked this year to join “Together4GC.” “Our goal is simple,” said Judge David Knox ’64, who chairs the board of trustees. “We want to ensure that we have another historic year in the life of the College to propel us toward a third century.” The College’s pledge is to continue its traditions of excellence across the board – academics, athletics, and enrollment. As with athletics, seasons, conference titles, and championships are won by teams of women and men working together. “Together4GC” we can have another remarkable year. “Together4GC” gatherings are being planned and will be held throughout Kentucky. These will be additional opportunities for alumni to hear a ‘state of the college’ update. We look forward to visiting with alumni at these gatherings.
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During last year’s campaign, we also learned from many outstanding individuals how their lives were touched through their Georgetown College experiences. We are sharing a few of their stories here.
PAUL ALAN CLIFFORD
CLASS OF 1996, Philosophy Major; Literature Minor Owner/Chief Creative Officer TrinityDigitalMedia. com, llc. GCM: What motivated you to lend additional support for Georgetown College during the recentlycompleted Love and Loyalty campaign? PAC: When I heard that Georgetown needed my help, I started to remember all the good times, all the lifelong friends, and even my family (because I met my wife there), that I wouldn’t have had without Georgetown. The thought that others wouldn’t have that opportunity was unbearable to me. GCM: In what ways did Georgetown College prepare you for career? For life? PAC: I’m one of the many who isn’t using my degree for my career path. So, you’d think that I was ill-prepared for life, but that’s not true. All the papers I wrote for classes I took and all the articles I wrote for the Georgetonian, prepared me for the writing I do today (I’ve written seven books and write a monthly magazine column). Additionally, a class I took “for fun” as an elective, to fulfill the requirements of the liberal arts degree at Georgetown, “Computer Art,” has been invaluable to me (because I learned about Photoshop, which I still use 20 some odd years later). 17 | GC MAGAZINE | FALL 2017
GCM: What experiences/courses of study/activities during your time as an undergraduate are especially memorable? PAC: I just can’t limit them to one or two. Was it my years as an RA in Anderson? Was it writing for the Georgetonian? Was it the interactions with all the professors who treated me like I was their own son? Was it the life-long friendships? Was it the debates I got into with Jon Dickinson (yes, the one who’s now a Physics Professor)? Which of the thousands of experiences were especially memorable? They all were. They all shaped me into the man I am today. There are just too many to choose. GCM: What advice do you have for current undergraduates? PAC: Treasure your time at Georgetown. Maybe you’ll be doing something hard, like an all-nighter on a paper you procrastinated on or something fun, like going out with the person who will become your spouse, but either way, treasure each moment. You don’t know how one choice, one idea can change your life, but it can. Keep your eyes open to those moments and your mind open to those ideas. You’ll never know where they can lead, maybe even places you don’t dream are possible. GCM: What advice do you have for prospective students?
PAC: Look at what makes Georgetown… Georgetown. For me, it was the Christian atmosphere and the small class sizes. When I toured other colleges and universities, one, the other, or both were absent. Those things, the distinctives, were hugely important. If they’re important to you, give Georgetown another look.
JACOB K. PANKEY
CLASS OF 2011, B.A. English Literature Finance Officer, Boyle County Fiscal Court; Associate, Brooks Brothers GCM: What motivated you to lend additional support for Georgetown College during the recentlycompleted Love and Loyalty campaign? JKP: My passion to see future tigers of Georgetown College create lifelong memories at my Alma Mater. As well as all of the memories shared through social media by other alumni. GCM: In what ways did Georgetown College prepare you for career? For life? JKP: Georgetown College prepared me to be a flexible and critical thinker. As Finance Officer for the Boyle County Fiscal Court, there are many instances where I am faced with a task (for which) I may not know all of the details. When these tasks present themselves, I lean on my education and methods I was taught at Georgetown College. GCM: What experiences/courses of study/activities during your time as an undergraduate are especially memorable? JKP: My time with Doc (Birdwhistell), Dr. Barbara Burch, Dr. Rosemary Allen, and Dr. Juilee Decker will always be remembered. They prepared me not just for my career, but choices I have (faced) and will have to face in my life. Also my time in the President’s House Association will never be forgotten. GCM: What advice do you have for current undergraduates? JKP: Become friends with your professors, and never lose touch with them. They will always be there for you as a student or an alumni. GCM: What advice do you have for prospective students?
JKP: If you select Georgetown College, you select Georgetown for the quality. The quality of teaching you will receive from your professors. The quality of friends that will be by your side after graduation. The quality of life you want to live and for your children to someday have.
CLASS OF 2013, Psychology and Philosophy Double-Major; Theatre and Film Studies Minor Philanthropy Officer, Christian Appalachian Project GCM: What motivated you to lend additional support for Georgetown College during the recently-completed Love and Loyalty campaign? ES: My experience (at Georgetown College) influenced every facet of my life in a positive manner. Because of this, I am a better professional, friend, husband, son and brother. It allows me to give more to the world, and I want to pass that experience on to the next generation of Georgetown College students. GCM: In what ways did Georgetown College prepare you for career? For life? ES: I work as a Major Gifts Officer for a non-profit. My background as a philosophy-psychology double major helps me connect with donors to understand their world-view, ethics and motivation to be philanthropic. Because of this, I can help donors realize their greatest joy in giving to a good cause. GCM: What experiences/courses of study/activities during your time as an undergraduate are especially memorable? ES: The vast array of groups was incredibly beneficial. I participated in a fraternity, the theatre, a sports team, the student paper, and the Oxford honors program. I rubbed elbows with athletes, artists, and intellectualsI’m not sure that’s an experience you can have on every campus. I particularly value my time in the theatre. It was a substantial time-commitment that taught me to prioritize tasks and to put others before myself by developing a hierarchy of values. I learned to push through projects and assignments and get things done before rehearsal because I knew other cast and crew members were doing the same thing. It didn’t matter if I was tired, busy, or dealing with personal issues — I respected them and didn’t want to let them down. GCM: What advice do you have for current undergraduates?
ES: Pursue internships to supplement the in-class experience. They are a great way to figure out what sort of work you enjoy and can help guide you in your pursuit of vocation. GCM: What advice do you have for prospective students?
ES: Try everything, talk to everyone, don’t skip class, exercise, eat healthy, and live big. Leave no stone unturned. GC MAGAZINE | FALL 2017 | 18
CLASS OF 2014, Major in German; Minors in English and Music Teaching Assistant in German at University of Kentucky GCM: What motivated you to lend additional support for Georgetown College during the recentlycompleted Love and Loyalty campaign? CS: Georgetown College holds a special place in my heart. It is where I grew into the woman I am today. Georgetown College gave me the tools I needed to go forward, so I knew I needed to give Georgetown the means to do the same. My sisters and I have all attended Georgetown, so it is an important place to my family and I hope it that it will become an important part of other’s families as well. GCM: In what ways did Georgetown College prepare you for career? For life? CS: Georgetown College has prepared me in so many ways, it is hard to really say specifics. One of the big ways is critical thinking and being able to communicate and talk to people about ideas. It is one thing to be able to think critically, but another entirely to be able to communicate those ideas verbally to someone else. In the small class sizes at Georgetown, I had to take responsibility for the material being learned, think about it, and communicate ideas in a discussion based class.
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Another aspect is confidence, because of Georgetown, I know I am well prepared for anything I will come across in the future. At Georgetown, I was able to take courses outside of my major, take on leadership positions across campus, and make friends. GCM: What experiences/courses of study/activities during your time as an undergraduate are especially memorable? CS: My most memorable times are those spent with my friends. I loved my time in the Phi Mu house because it provided a nice brain break from the stresses of school. There was always something fun happening or someone to talk to. I also really love Sorority Recruitment. It is one of my favorite times of year. I love getting to know new people as well as spending some quality time with my sorority sisters, and recruitment provides the perfect place to do so. GCM: What advice do you have for current undergraduates? CS: Be involved. My favorite memories are from being involved in a variety of groups on campus. I made friends from all over campus and had the opportunity for a variety of leadership positions. Make the most of your time at Georgetown, it will prepare you for the “real world” if you let it. GCM: What advice do you have for prospective students?
CS: My advice to prospective students is to give Georgetown a chance. Don’t write it off because you think it’s too expensive or too “boring.” Georgetown will give you opportunities to learn and grow both academically and as a person. Now as a grad student at UK, I am realizing just how many opportunities I gained by being a student at Georgetown, from free tutoring and direct access to faculty to movies on the lawn and Movies on Us.
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special element that continues to be valued here.” An integral part of the Baccalaureate service is the Marshall Center for Christian Ministry’s presentation of Christian Service Awards. These affirm selected members of the campus family for their dedication to Christ and exemplary service in His name. “Recipients are individuals who live out the humility of servanthood, and the courage and authenticity of their Christian faith,” said Rev. Ken Holden, Executive Director of the Marshall Center. The three annual recognitions are named for outstanding individuals who have been associated with the College. They are the George Walker Redding Faculty Award, the Kenneth Claiborne Fendley Staff Award, and the Norman and Martha Yocum Lytle Graduating Senior Award. The 2017 recipient of the Redding Faculty Award is Christine R Leverenz, Professor of Math, Physics, and Computer Science (Picture 1). In announcing the selection, Rev. Holden said one nominator commented, “This professor is tireless in efforts to look out for students’ best interests – in curriculum, in the classroom, and even beyond. Regularly attending student-led events in the evenings and on weekends as well.” Said another, “Your recipient is a true servant leader. No task is beneath this one; a joyful follower of others if needed, or a humble leader with wisdom and grace. One most deserving of an award for Christian service.”
Although Commencement is the main event of graduation weekend, Baccalaureate is a time for graduates and their families and friends to slow down, appreciate the moment, and let emotions come and go as they will. The event held in John L. Hill Chapel takes on a religious tone in keeping with Georgetown College’s Christian mission and vibrant Christian community. “The Christian commitments of Georgetown are absolutely essential to who we are as a College,” stated President M. Dwaine Greene in a President’s Perspective message. “Being able to gather in worship one last time with our graduating seniors and their families is a 21 | GC MAGAZINE | FALL 2017
Rev. Holden added, “That truth is evidenced by former students who have attested to Dr. Leverenz having played a vital role in their securing jobs after graduation. Good jobs! Yes, a beloved professor—and person— evidenced also by the many students who took time recently to show up at a reception and express their love and appreciation for tireless service and input into their lives.” Electrician Donnie Power received the Fendley Staff Award (Picture 2). A co-worker for over 20 years, one of several to nominate Power, wrote, “In Matthew 23:11 God says, ‘The greatest among you shall be your servant.’ And this person exhibits faith through serving others; always willing to lend a helping hand to faculty, students, and staff in need without expecting anything in return; always focused on everyone else’s needs; a blessing to everyone.”
For the third consecutive year, there were two recipients of the Lytle Graduating Senior Award. They were Jacqui Lenée Johns (Picture 3), Catlettsburg, a Political Science major, and Meagan Ellissa Lamb (Picture 4), a Spanish major from Nashville, Tn. One nominator described Lamb as “One of the truest examples of someone whose heart is enthralled and captured by Jesus Christ.” Wrote another, “One who shows much courage in seeking missions opportunities— locally and while studying abroad in Costa Rica and on mission trips; always keeping heart, eyes, and ears tuned to those who need help spiritually or physically.” Of Johns, a nominator wrote that she is “One who never fails to be a faithful friend and leader on campus as well as in their hometown. One active in the Christian ministries here on campus, and showing devotion to Christ by working continuously in the human trafficking and refugee mission field.” Said a professor in nominating her, “This student has been incredible. The only thing more notable than this individual’s academics is their commitment to Christian service; faithfully attending two local Baptist churches—Faith and Georgetown—for Bible study and Worship, as well as regular campus worship.” Noting that there were numerous nominations in each award category, Rev. Holden said, “Our recipients are people whose lives reflect a servant’s heart, and whose Christian faith is lived out each day with courage and authenticity.”
Setting goals, but not in concrete; following a plan, but remaining flexible.
Staying focused, but being willing to turn aside to assist others.
Moving ahead, but not so fast that you fail to smell the flowers along the way.
Taking a bow, rejoicing in your success but applaud those who had a part in your success.ing
As part of the service, each graduating senior was presented with a copy of the Good News Bible. A gift from the Marshall Center, it is made possible through an endowment established by Mrs. Maribeth P. Hambrick, Class of 1949, and Wanda P. Higbee, Class of 1957. This was the 20th year that graduates have received a copy of the Good News Bible from the Marshall Center. The late Robert Bratcher, a 1941 graduate, was the New Testament translator of the Good News Bible and also chaired the Old Testament translation committee. Archived video of Baccalaureate – https://livestream.com/georgetowncoll/events/7343074
Awardees receive a certificate, a monetary gift, and the heartfelt appreciation of the College community. Funding for the awards is provided by the families of the beloved Georgetonians for whom the awards are named. The speaker for the evening was Rev. Dr. Robert G. Baker, Senior Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Lexington, pictured with President Greene. Baker is himself a Georgetown College graduate, Class of 1975, and currently serves as a Trustee. His message was entitled “Sermon From a Graduation Card,” so named, he told the graduating seniors because it was a graduation card with the question ‘What is Success?” that inspired his talk. The question was answered in four points as Dr. Baker elaborated on each one with a variety of Biblical references and real-life examples: GC MAGAZINE | FALL 2017 | 22
Commencement Impressive Achievements Shared at
Graduation weekend is one of the most special moments each year for the Georgetown College community. This spring, we paused to reward the accomplishments and impressive achievements of 127 graduating seniors and 75 Master of Arts in Education graduates. In addition, one Honorary Doctorate was bestowed. Emilie Anne Ziese delivered the Senior Address. The Rensselaer, Indiana native was selected by her class as its representative before the assembled body. She has excelled academically, on the basketball court, and on the lacrosse field. A pre-med student, majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry, she hopes to become a surgeon. In her remarks she expressed appreciation for faculty and staff support as well as that of her classmates – “amazing people,” she called her fellow students saying she will remember them for their liveliness, their ability to adapt, and possession of a growth mindset. The President’s Award recognizes an outstanding student who combines both academic and extracurricular excellence and rewards a graduating senior who has demonstrated exemplary Christian servant-leadership over a four-year period at Georgetown College. “The task of selecting one recipient is especially challenging,” said President Greene, “because Georgetown is blessed with a number of gifted and deserving candidates.” The honoree for 2017 was Isaac Meisner, a Computer Science major from Crestwood with two minors: one in Business Administration and one in Mathematics. During his years at Georgetown, Meisner has been involved with Campus Outreach, the investment team, and choir. He has served as secretary, external vice president, and president of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and has served on the executive council of Lambda Chi Alpha. He has been a member of the soccer team and has been inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Phi Kappa Phi. The Don and Chris Kerr Cawthorne Award for Excellence in Teaching, Georgetown College’s highest recognition for teaching,
focuses attention on its educational mission. The 2017 Cawthorne Award recipient was Dr. Susan Hart Bell, Professor of Psychology. “As I read through the dozen or so letters supporting her nomination for this award, the word that kept jumping out was ‘engagement’, said Provost Rosemary Allen as she prepared to announce the winner. “This faculty member has an extraordinary classroom technique that makes every student feel as though they are at the center of the learning experience. She is constantly inventive—she never lets students become complacent, and she never lets herself become formulaic.” Dr. Allen went on to say, “She personalizes instruction to individual needs; she uses service learning and project-based learning to ensure that students build critical thinking through active engagement. She is herself the author of several books and multiple articles, and she empowers students to aspire and to achieve as researchers in their own right.” The Honorary Doctorate is the highest honor Georgetown College can bestow. “It is awarded to distinguished individuals to recognize and encourage excellence in human endeavor, to uphold the standard of excellence as a goal for students, and to profess to the public the commitment of this institution to that standard,” said President Greene, who then announced Mr. William H. McIntyre, Jr. of Georgetown, Ky. as the honoree. McIntyre, noted Dr. Greene, is an avid and gifted photographer and a respected local historian who has proven to be a positive and lasting influence on his children, his extended family, and on the entire Georgetown/Scott County community. “Because he has refused to allow injustice and resentment to capture his heart, or diminish his belief in the goodness of his fellow man, and since he has championed the cause of equality for all people,” read Dr. Greene as part of a Citation, “Georgetown College is honored to bestow upon William Hatley McIntyre, Jr. the degree Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa.” Graduates enjoyed a short list of what the Commencement speaker Dr. Ralph D. West called his “navigational nuggets.” Dr. West, founder and senior pastor of Brookhollow Baptist Church, “The Church Without Walls,”
in Houston, Texas told graduates, with elaboration, to always carve out intimate time with Jesus, to not let short-term defeat deter long-term goals, to listen more than talk, to not be mean, “to find a Paul in your Timothy season,” and to not do dumb things on a smartphone. The latter can haunt forever, he said, adding that social media postings are what people read before an applicant even walks into their office. “It can determine your destiny,” he told the graduates. It was Dr. West’s connection with the former Bishop College that initially led to his association with Georgetown College. In 2007, a number of African-American pastors and leaders at Georgetown established a scholarship program to carry on the rich Bishop College legacy. He played a key role in initiating and strengthening that initiative which now celebrates its tenth anniversary. His son, Ralphael, Class of 2011, was one of the first Bishop Scholars to have graduated from Georgetown College.
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Georgetown College men’s basketball Tigers punched a nation leading 26th straight trip to the NAIA national tournament with a 23-7 record and finished with a 24-8 mark. They rallied for a win in the tournament opener, before falling to a solid William Penn University team in the second round. Troy Steward and Quan Poindexter each earned All-American status for the season. Coach Chris Briggs will have a solid veteran team returning from this squad that started the season 20-1, including a perfect 8-0 mark in the first half of Mid-South Conference play. Darion Burns and Chris Coffey joined Poindexter and Stewart as MSC All-Conference honorees.
Georgetown College women’s basketball struggled through a difficult schedule as the very young team – five freshman, six sophomores, one junior transfer and one senior – navigated learning to play together. The Tigers found a rhythm late, making a run with three wins in their final six games including a home win over No. 19 Cumberland University. GC earned a five seed in the tournament and gave No. 22 University of Pikeville a game before seeing their season end. Emilie Ziese earned All-American status. Shelby Beam and Ziese were also All Mid-South Conference honorees. Ziese, Beam, Kennedy Flynn, Lydia Graves and Martina Lytle were named MSC All-Academic.
Georgetown College softball had a banner season under 15year veteran coach Thomas Thornton. The Tigers finished 3514 and it took a homerun in the bottom of the seventh to end the team’s season in the semifinals of the Mid-South Conference tournament. GC shot out of the gate, winning 22 of the first 30 games. Solid pitching from Audrey Dodd, Kara Howard and Hannah Morton supported the dynamic offense led by Chaselyn Allgeier, Sydney Goyette and Katie Young. Allgeier, Dodd, Goyette, Young, Howard, Cassidy Janes, Chelsae Osborn and Alli Watson earned all-conference honors. Goyette, Howard and Janes were academic all-conference and Goyette was an NAIA Scholar Athlete.
Georgetown College baseball had a solid 32-19 season including a stretch of winning 15 of 20 games. The Tigers earned the right to host opening round of Mid-South Conference action and swept Cumberland University to advance to the second weekend in Bowling Green, Ky. GC came up a bit short, dropping two games in wild fashion. Michael Conrad, Brandon Benson, Ryan Garner, Sam Medina and Sean Williams earned all-conference honors, while Breion Barron, Brandon Calia, Rob Franzen, Garner, Chris Gilbody, Larkin Heldt, Taylor Morris, Jake Purkins, Blake Schumann, Graham Smith, Steven Whisler and Williams were also MSC AllAcademic.
Georgetown College lacrosse continued to up the bar of this developing program. The Tigers tackled its toughest schedule and finished 9-5, making a third straight national tournament. As the fifth seed in the NAIA Invitational tournament, GC hit a road block against Indiana Tech in the quarterfinals. Avery Blackmon, Merrisa Heraldson, Rachel Kidwell and Sam Dearing earned NAIA All-American status. Blackmon, Heraldson, Kidwell, Dearing, Amber Hunley, Brooklyn Fox and Beth Haynes were Independent AllConference honorees. Blackmon received independent league Player of the Year, while Heraldson was Offensive MVP. Laura Cuseo, Fox and Heraldson were NAIA Scholar Athletes. Exciting news came out of the postseason, as GC will move from the Independent league to the Appalachian Athletic Conference for the 2018 season.
ACRO & TUMBLING Georgetown College debuted its acrobatics and tumbling team to varsity competition. Injuries plagued the team from time to time, but each meet Georgetown shined and persevered. In a tri-meet on Feb. 25, GC took second with 200.705 points. The team scored 80 points higher than third place finishing Adrian College. The teamâ€™s season high in points came in the home opener with 215.385. They also showed consistency in the final two meets, tallying 213.28 and 213.320 respectively.
WOMEN’S TENNIS Georgetown College women’s tennis made a huge statement in 2017, qualifying for the NAIA national tournament. After a Mid-South Conference tournament semifinal loss, the Tigers were unsure of their fate, but got the amazing news the team was headed to Mobile, Al. The team went 16-8 and posted a 2-4 mark in conference. GC opened the spring season with eight straight wins and 11 of the first 15. The season was highlighted with a win over No. 24 Marion (5-0) and narrow losses to teams receiving votes in the national coaches’ poll such as Cumberland University (4-5) and No. 21 Campbellsville University (3-6). Junior Shae Henry was named All-American. Henry, Natalie Fiepke, Lauren Fazenbaker and Madelyn Kauffman earned all-conference honors. Henry, Fiepke, Emily Novak, Amanda Moore and Katie Eden were academic allconference, while Henry and Novak were NAIA Scholar Athletes.
Georgetown College men’s tennis nearly doubled its win total from 2016, going 9-14 overall and 2-4 in the Mid-South Conference. Sophomore Ryo Takeda continued to be the emerging court leader, earning NAIA All-American status. Tristan Nosek, Cole McCreary, Ryan Simms and Kaushik Kailish also had solid seasons as the men’s team continues to improve. The team won four of its final seven regular season matches, starting with a 5-4 win over Marian University (a team receiving votes in the national coaches’ poll). Takeda and Nosek were all-conference honorees. Nosek, McCreary, A.J. Berk and Jaspreet Gill earned academic all-conference, while Berk and Nosek were also NAIA Scholar Athletes.
Georgetown College men’s golf started strong – winning the 2016 Bluegrass Fall Classic. The spring season was highlighted by a second place finish in the Midway Invitational and a fifth place finish in the Mid-South Conference. Junior Kaleb Lester and sophomore Drake Stepter finished as all-conference honorees. It was the first time since 2011 GC has had two men recognized. Lester is looking to become the first modern era Tiger golfer to earn all-conference three times. Christian Heavens and Chris Hill were recognized two times during their Georgetown days.
Georgetown College women’s golf had two coaches this past year – starting with Taylor Elder and then alumna Marlene Nall Schulte returned to take over in the spring when Elder moved with her husband to Cincinnati. The fall was highlighted by second and fourth place finishes, while they were consistently sixth in the spring season. Freshman Baylee Saylers, junior Mary Catherine Borders and senior Sydney Swingos led the team all season. Saylers was a few place finishes shy of earning all-conference as a rookie. Lauren Heile, Katharine Leighty and Swingos earned academic all-conference. Swingos was also NAIA Scholar Athlete.
MEN’S TRACK & FIELD Georgetown College men’s track and field had a strong season with big wins at the Mid-South Conference championship in late April. Cody Cooper won the decathlon and teammate Graham Smith punched his ticket to nationals in the javelin with a second-place finish. Smith, just a sophomore, completed his first full season of javelin, showing bright promise for the future. He was the third modern era Tiger to compete at nationals in the throwing event. The experience bodes well for his next two years. GC did well in all the relay events, as well as stack points in distance and sprint events. With a majority returning, 2018 looks good. Smith and Cooper earned all-conference honors, while Grant Carr, Parker Craig, Alec Higdon-Burgess, Austin Keene, Ben Peterson and Smith were academic all-conference. Smith and Keene were NAIA Scholar Athletes as well.
WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD Georgetown College women’s track and field finished fifth in the Mid-South Conference Championships as every athlete scored a point, set a new personal record and had a season best during the three-day competition. Haley Oliver highlighted the event by winning the women’s pole vault. The team scored 48 points on the final day to jump from sixth to fifth. Lucy Berlanga finished second and fourth in the 800-meter and 1,500-meter runs respectively. The 4x400-meter relay team also took second. Georgetown returns a lot of talent from the 2017 team, helping the future look very bright. Oliver, Berlanga, Sydney Jones, Karina Egger and Sutton Godar were named all-conference, while Sydney Berry, Haley Carr, Egger, Kaya Kelly, Stevie Ogburn and Oliver were academic allconference. Oliver, Berry and Egger were also NAIA Scholar Athletes.
Georgetown College cheerleaders under new coach Joanie Alexander had a lot of success at the Mid-South Conference cheerleading competition. After working hard all fall and winter – preparing for the competition as well as supporting various Tiger teams at home events – the efforts paid off. After seven seasons of third and fourth place finishes, GC narrowly finished second behind Lindsey Wilson College. The night got even better as Macey Mckenzie was named MSC Cheerleader of the Year, Alexander was named MSC Coach of the Year and the mixed stunt group of Mckenzie, Jerryn Jones, Shelby Douthett and Christian Ryne won that competition. Mckenzie and Becca Slagle were first-team MSC All-Conference, while Breanna Ragland and Rachel Rouse were second-team.
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Grad Ed Advisor Donna George a Tower Award Winner Donna M. George, Georgetown College Graduate Education Department advisor, is one of seven recipients of Presentation Academyâ€™s 2017 Tower Awards. She and the others were honored at an awards dinner in October. Now in its 22nd year, the Tower Awards is an annual missiondriven event honoring women leaders in their fields and highlighting the contributions and talents of these role models to Presentation Academy students and the Kentuckiana community. The Tower Awards serves as a catalyst to open the doors for all young women to experience a Presentation Academy education. Presentation Academy located in Louisville strives to create a diverse community that promotes academic excellence and challenges young women to develop their greatest potential as leaders in a global society. 29 | GC MAGAZINE | FALL 2017
Appointments to Read-to-Achieve Council Include GC Education Professor John Taylor Thompson, a Georgetown College Professor of Education, has been appointed to the Kentucky Read-to-Achieve Council by Gov. Matt Bevin. Thompson is one of 15 members of the Council, 10 of whom are appointed by the Governor. The Council recommends approval of grants and advises the Kentucky Board of Education and the Department of Education regarding the costs, needs, trends, and effectiveness of various reading intervention programs used in schools throughout the Commonwealth. Thompson has been on Georgetown Collegeâ€™s Graduate Education faculty since 1992.
Associate Professor of Education Harold Peach received special recognition from KACTE
Associate Professor of Education Harold Peach received special recognition during the Kentucky Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (KACTE) meeting held during the summer. He was presented with the Annual Distinguished Service to Educator Preparation in Kentucky Award, honoring him for his work as co-chair of the Kentucky Information Technology in Educator Preparation Committee. Members of that committee work with state agencies to assist with the quality and accuracy of educational data and reports used by colleges, state agencies, and the general public. Peach is pictured with co-chair Margaret Moore of Eastern Kentucky University and Carol Ryan of Northern Kentucky University, the KACTE president. KACTE membership includes college and university deans, department chairs, and other administrators in teacher education programs across the Commonwealth. Its 2017 annual meeting was held at Berea College June 26-27. According to its Website, the purpose of KACTE is to stimulate improvement in the preparation of teachers and other educational personnel in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The organization was established in 1977. KACTE is an affiliate of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). http://www.kacte.org/
“Poetry speaks to the best that is in us, and it calls our imaginations to action. Poetry teaches empathy,” Smock said in his acceptance of the poet laureate appointment. “The actor Robert De Niro once said, of acting, ‘It lets us inhabit other people’s lives, but without suffering the consequences.’ “I think the same is true of the written arts. They let us know what it feels like to be other people, and, as a result, we empathize and care for others more.” Smock was installed in front of a crowd of about 50 friends, fellow writers and state dignitaries, including Gov. Matt Bevin.
Georgetown College alumnus Frederick Smock, Class of 1976, is the Kentucky Poet Laureate for 2017-18. He was formally inducted during a ceremony on May 1 at the Old State Capitol in Frankfort. Kentucky’s poet laureate is selected biennially and is inducted as part of the Kentucky Arts Council’s Kentucky Writers’ Day celebration.
Smock is the author of 10 books of poems and essays and has earned several awards, including the 2002 Henry Ledingham Poetry Prize, the 2003 Jim Wayne Miller Prize for Poetry, and the 2008 Kentucky Literary Award for Poetry. For fifteen years he edited The American Voice, an international literary journal. Those papers are housed in the Duke University Archives. Two new books are forthcoming – Book of Earthly Delights, poems from Larkspur Press, and On Poetry: Palm-of-the-Hand Essays, from Broadstone Books. Now Associate Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at Bellarmine University, he is scheduled to be on campus in November for a reading. GC MAGAZINE | FALL 2017 | 30
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1981 LYNN (Von Lehman) HUDGINS, President of
1993 CARMEN WOOD COLEMAN has been tapped as
1983 MISSY WARD is now a new anchor for radio
1994 The Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red
Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass, received the Commerce Lexington 2017 Innovation Award. stations 590WVLK and 97.3 FM weekdays from 3-6 p.m. She is also a realtor with Rector Hayden Realtors
the interim chief academic officer for the Jefferson County Public Schools. Cross has named TUCKER BALLINGER the organization’s board chair for 2017-2018. Ballinger is President/CEO of Forcht Bank and a Georgetown College trustee.
1984 KATHY C. (Tingle) FIELDS has resigned as
superintendent of Jessamine County Schools to become executive director of the International Alliance for Invitational Education, a non-profit organization based at the University of North Carolina.
1988 ANGELA CORRELL’s second novel “Guarded”
was adapted by Pioneer Playhouse in Danville for presentation in July, 2017. It is a sequel to her “Grounded” which was similarly adapted in 2015.
Citizens National Bank of Lebanon has announced the appointment of WILLIAM GERALD (Jerry) FOWLER II to its Board of Directors. An attorney, his practice emphasizes estate and trust planning and administration and business law.
1996 CHARLOTTE STICKLE ELDER is a recipient of a
1989 ROBIN HUGHES HANDLOSER was recently
named principal at Old Kentucky Home Middle School in Bardstown.
1990 ANDREA (Woods) NEIKIRK is now the assistant principal at Carroll County High School.
1991 DAVID LIVINGSTON, Scott County District 7
Magistrate, was recently re-elected to the Kentucky Magistrates and Commissioners Association Board of Directors. This is Livingston’s third term on the Board of Directors.
MICHAEL CRISP has published The Best Kentucky Trivia Book Ever! It was released in July.
1992 Circuit Judge ROBERT G. JOHNSON has been
appointed by Gov. Bevin to the office of Court of Appeals Judge for Kentucky’s Fifth Appellate District, Division 1. Johnson will serve until the position is filled per Section 152 of the Kentucky Constitution.
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Women of Achievement Award presented by the Bowling Green Human Rights Commission. The award honors women who have done outstanding things in their community and jobs, promoting human rights, exemplifying integrity, unselfishness, and compassion. JUAN DONTRESE BROWN has been named Randolph-Macon College’s new executive director of The Edge program. The Edge integrates R-MC’s liberal arts education with an intentional focus on the skills and opportunities students need to gain a competitive advantage in their careers or when applying for graduate school.
1997 BRAD REYNOLDS has joined Ohio Corn and
Wheat Growers Association as director of communications after 15 years of advocacy and government relations experience with the State of Ohio. He holds a B.A. from Georgetown College in political science and communication arts and an MBA from Franklin University.
1998 JASON PATRICK RICE has retired from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office ending a 21-year career in law enforcement.
ASs 1999 JASON MAYS has joined the Kentucky Wesleyan College basketball coaching staff as Associate Head Coach.
2012 WALTER T. COSBY III is now an Associate at Alston and Bird, LLP, Washington, D.C.
ROSS BUSKEY has joined the student life staff of Georgetown College as director of student activities.
2002 NOLAN BEAN is one of ten individuals on Chief
Investment Officer’s 6th annual list of the financial industry’s top knowledge brokers for 2017.
BRANDON GARDNER, a tax supervisor at Mountjoy Chilton Medley LLP, Lexington, is the treasurer of Rotaract Club of Lexington. He will serve on the organization’s executive committee through June 30, 2018.
2003 ATTORNEY JEREMY MATTOX of Georgetown, Ky. has been appointed by Gov. Matt Bevin as Circuit Court Judge for Scott, Bourbon, and Woodford Counties.
2004 ERIKA JOHNSON DEVORE is the new principal at Eastern Elementary School in Glasgow.
2013 DEE WEST is founder and owner at Synergetic
Entertainment. He is pursuing a MBA at Eastern Kentucky University while in his spare time coaching soccer and managing 12 acres of farm land.
2005 ROY LOWDENBACK is Vice President of Business Development for Baptist Health Paducah.
2006 LAURA MCDONALD, President of Impressions
MALLORY JOHNSON is a Special Education Paraeducator at Anne Mason Elementary School in Georgetown.
Marketing and Events and an adjunct in Communication and Media Studies, was recognized as 2017 Small Business Young Entrepreneur by Commerce Lexington.
DR. ALLISON MARIE COOK has joined the practice of Lexington Women’s Health. After the UK College of Medicine, she performed her OB/ GYN residency at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
2007 SETH JONES who earned a MA/Education in 2012, was honored by the Scott County Schools during a spring 2017 awards program as Cardinal Academy Teacher of the Year.
TRACI WILLIAMS TYLER, HR Director for Myriad CPA Group in the Henderson, Owensboro, and Evansville markets, has received her Strategic Human Resource Business Partner Designation. The SHRBP position is responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management in designated business united.
2008 DUSTIN BROWN now holds the position of claims adjuster at Progressive Insurance.
AMANDA (Brungs) BROWN has accepted the position of Assistant Director of NU for Life within Northwestern University’s Athletic Department and relocated to Chicago, IL.
HOLLY WHITEMAN has been named operations director for Equestrian Events, Inc. of Lexington.
CHERYL BRUMLEY completed her Master’s in Educational Theatre for Colleges and Communities from NYU in May. She is now in her first year as a Theatre Arts Instructor at Campbellsville University.
2014 TEVIN I. LLOYD now teaches 5th Grade in the Dallas, Texas, Independent School District.
2015 ADAM WETHERINGTON, a Juris Doctor
Candidate at the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, has been named Editor in Chief for Volume 56 of the University of Louisville Law Review. He is also a member of the Georgetown College Alumni Board.
ZACH ADKINS was honored by the Scott County Schools during a spring 2017 awards program as Royal Spring Middle School Teacher of the Year. He is currently pursuing his Master of Arts in Education at Georgetown College.
2015 ASHLI MAYES has signed to play professional basketball with Arenys in Spain. (March 9)
SHANNON MARSHALL is teaching 4th Grade at Havre, Montana, Public Schools.
MIEKO SMITH recently joined the Lexington Human Rights Commission as an investigator.
AMANDA HERVEY is a technical writer for the Administrative Office of Courts in Frankfort, Ky.
ALEX CAUDILL now serves as executive director for Henderson Area Arts Alliance (HAAA) in his hometown of Henderson, Ky.
2010 CHELSEY REID has joined the University of
Kentucky as a prevention education specialist in the Violence Intervention and Prevention Center.
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A lifelong member of Georgetown Baptist Church, Dr. Hambrick served as a deacon, chair of deacons, church moderator, treasurer, and Sunday school teacher.
He was a member and Charter President of the Scott County Historical Society and a director of Farmer’s Bank and Trust Company (now United Bank) from 1962-2015. He was a past member of the Scott County Museum Board and a 40-year member of the Georgetown Cemetery Board. Dr. Hambrick is survived by his wife of more than 66 years, a son, Dr. Horace Porter Hambrick, a daughter, Mary Burch Ratliff, a sister Mary Hambrick Overall ’44, 8 grandchildren, and 8 greatgrandchildren. Dr. Hambrick’s funeral was July 15 at Georgetown Baptist Church.
MARJORIE WALTON ROACH | ‘34 Marjorie Walton Roach, Class of 1934, believed to have been Georgetown College’s oldest alumna at age 105, died June 14, 2017 at her home in Johnson City, Tn. following a brief illness. She and her late husband, Raymond Roach, a World War II Navy veteran, owned and operated Southern Auto Supply Co. in Johnson City for many years. A native of Central City, Ky. Mrs. Roach was born Feb. 3, 1912 and was the daughter of the late Dr. John Porter Walton and Jennie Owsley Walton. She was proud to say that she was a daughter of one of the last horse and buggy doctors. DR. HORACE T. HAMBRICK | ’49 Dr. Horace Thomas Hambrick ‘49, retired Georgetown College Professor of History and Scott County farmer, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017 in Georgetown. Born in 1927, Dr. Hambrick was a graduate of the old Garth High School and a World War II Navy veteran. After graduating from Georgetown, he received his M.A. and Ph. D. from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Hambrick taught history at Georgetown College for 47 years. He was chair of the Department of History for 26 of those years. He was faculty chair from 1973-1980 and was faculty representative to the Board of Trustees from 1973-1985. Dr. Hambrick was sponsor of the International Relations Club and Phi Alpha Theta Society. He was a member of and later a faculty advisor to Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. In 1973 and 1986, Dr. Hambrick was chair of fund-raising campaigns for the faculty and administration of the college. He had sabbatical leaves to Oxford University in 1982 and 1989. Dr. Hambrick was awarded an honorary doctorate from Georgetown in 2006. In 2010, he and his wife, the former Maribeth Porter ’49, were inducted into the Georgetown College Hall of Fame. 33 | GC MAGAZINE | FALL 2017
Memorial contributions may be directed to Georgetown Baptist Church or Georgetown College. ACK LEE HARNED | FORMER ‘63 Ack Lee Harned, F’63, died June 25, 2017 at Baptist Health Louisville. During his student days at Georgetown, Ack was a member of Kappa Alpha Order. He graduated from the University of Kentucky Pharmacy School, where he was a member of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity. A pharmacist in Meade County, KY, Ack served as president of the Central Elementary/James R. Allen PTO, as well as president of the Meade County High School Band Boosters for 10 years. He was on the Meade County Fair Board for 18 years and had been named Fair Person of the Year. Ack was a member of First Baptist Church Brandenburg where he sang in the choir and was a Sunday school teacher. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Georgetown College or First Baptist Church Brandenburg. NICK RODMAN | ‘09 Louisville Metro Police Officer Nick Rodman died on March 29 following a crash during an on-duty pursuit. Rodman was married to Ashley (Stigall), also a 2009 graduate, and was a father of two. He was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. There was an immediate outpouring of tributes via Facebook and Twitter as former classmates and friends learned of his death. He will always be remembered for his fun-loving personality, infectious laugh, and genuine caring for and service to others.
DR. TED SISK | FORMER TRUSTEE Dr. Ted Sisk, the retired pastor of Lexington’s Immanuel Baptist Church, died April 18, 2017. A native of Toccoa, Ga., Dr. Sisk attended Moody Bible Institute before earning a bachelor’s degree from Piedmont College. He later earned the Master of Divinity and Doctor of Divinity degrees from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. Prior to his ministry in Lexington, Dr. Sisk had served Buechel Park Baptist Church in Louisville, as well as churches in Georgia and West Virginia. Dr. Sisk was awarded an honorary doctorate by Georgetown College in 1986. He served as a trustee at Georgetown from 1973-1979 and was board chair from 1975-1976. Dr. Sisk is survived by his wife, Ginny, four sons, nine grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the Sisk Scholarship at Georgetown College or the Sisk Chapel Renovation at Immanuel Baptist Church.
James “Mickey” Everett Edwards Former 6/16/2017 | San Angelo, TX
Dr. Bonnie Cave Bradley 4/1/2017 | Lexington, KY
Wilma Rae Ellis Ewbank Former Staff 2/6/2017 | Danville, KY
Betty Jean Figgins King 6/13/2017 | Cynthiana, KY
Robert Norman Birkhead Jr. 4/23/2017 | Louisville, KY Eula Ray Sweazy Kirklank 5/21/2017 | Gravel Switch, KY Dr. James “Doc” Marvin Baldwin 1/23/2014 | Ashland City, TN
Jerry Scott Watkins 11/11/2016 | Leitchfield, KY
Marjorie Walton Roach 6/14/2017 | Johnson City, TN
Geneva America Joyner Thomas 5/29/2017 | Leesburg, VA
Dr. Paul Jones Parks 2/11/2017 | Bowling Green, KY Annie Carley Bills 4/21/2017 | Louisville, KY
Clarice Reba Taylor Johnson 5/12/2017 | Owensboro, KY
Robert B. Ison 5/13/2017 | New Castle, KY Dr. Gerald Albert McNeely 3/12/2017 | Louisville, KY
Dr. Horace Thomas Hambrick 7/9/2017 | Georgetown, KY Ernest Townsend Bourne Jr. 5/17/2017 | Crescent Hill, KY
Joseph Lee Jennings 6/25/2017 | Fort Thomas, KY
Myrl Ann Saltsman Ralph 4/23/2017 | Whitesville, KY
Ann Embry Wilson Monroe 9/11/2015 | Janesville, WI
Ms. Tommie Elaine Stout 9/15/2016 | Mount Orab, OH Judy Elizabeth Kendle Tribble 4/30/2017 | Edgewood, KY
Tonda Leah Fields Former 7/26/2017 | Versailles, KY
Ack Lee Harned Former 6/25/2017 | Brandenburg, KY
Elmer Thomas Vance II 4/30/2017 | Georgetown, KY Mary Ester Guiles Bennett 4/11/2017 | Wilmore, KY
Gary Clyde Jones Alumni-Grad School 4/5/2017 | Versailles, KY
Syble Stephens Miller Former Staff 7/13/2017 | Richmond, KY
Dean B. Woodroof 7/21/2017 | Lexington, KY Jennifer Price Smith 3/21/2017 | Lexington, KY
Helen Bennett VanDeren Sams 5/23/2017 | Cynthiana, KY
Tammy Lynn Sharon 12/8/2010 Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Virginia Dixon Carman 7/19/2017 | Floyds Knobs, IN
Carole Lucille Romer Mahoney 2/8/2017 | Frankfort, KY
Joanne Kennedy Lusby 4/22/2017 | Georgetown, KY
Ralph Henry Turton 10/28/2012 | Georgetown, KY
Rev. Delbert Leo Butts 2/2/2017 | Louisville, KY
James Richmond Taylor III 3/10/2017 | California, KY
Friends and Formers
Richard “Dick” Thomas Lyons 6/1/2017 | Louisville, KY
John Robert “Bob” Voskuhl 7/9/2017 | Georgetown, KY Dr. William Lloyd Birch 5/29/2017 | Florence, SC
Reuben Maurice Thomas 7/9/2017 | Georgetown, KY
Norvin Lee Bourne Jr. 3/20/2017 | Ashland, KY
Guinevere Robinson Clifton 4/20/2017 | Pelham, AL
William “Bill” T. Reiley 3/22/2017 | Alexandria, KY
Dr. Boyd Nash Sanders 4/16/2017 | Janesville, IN
Lynda Gale Smith Youngman 4/4/2017 | Owensboro, KY
Bradley Scott Horton 2/26/2017 | Bellefontaine, OH
Michael Todd Montgomery Former 4/19/2017 | Mason, OH Milton Oakley Neal Friend Lexington, KY 2/8/2017 Gordon G. Palmer Former Trustee/Spouse 7/6/2017 | Cincinnati, OH Dr. Theodore “Ted” Roosevelt Sisk Jr. Former Trustee 4/18/2017 | Lexington, KY
Robyn Lee Keim Penn 3/28/2017 | Powell, OH Nicholas “Nick” Aniceto Rodman 3/29/2017 | Louisville, KY
Tariq Jibreel Armour Entering Freshman 7/16/2017 | Cox’s Creek, KY
Margaret Blaine Neikirk Strange Former 7/23/2017 | Hermitage, TN Daulton Glenn Turpin Former 2/22/2017 | Campbellsville, KY James Grandville Vogt Jr. Former 4/24/2017 | Jeffersonville, IN
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