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UPCOMING EVENTS CHRISTMAS AT KING “It’s a Wonderful Life” Thursday, December 7 at 7:45 p.m. The Barter Theatre Tickets are $16 per person. RSVP by Monday, November 27th. King College Symphonic Choir Christmas Concert Saturday, December 9 at 8:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church in Bristol, Tenn.
King College vs. UT-Chattanooga Men’s Basketball Game Thursday, December 21st at 7:00 p.m. McKenzie Arena – Chattanooga, Tenn. Contact the Alumni Office for information on discounted group tickets. KC Nites 2007 Men’s & Women’s Basketball vs. Montreat College Homecoming 2007 Saturday, February 3, 2007 King College Lady Tornado at 2:00 p.m. King College Tornado at 4:00 p.m. There will be a reception for all King alumni! Washington, D.C. Alumni Gathering Friday, March 9, 2007 Buca di Beppo Italian Dining 1825 Connecticut Avenue N.W. Washington, D.C. 20009 The group will be seated at 7:00 p.m. Jay Baumgardner Memorial Golf Classic Friday, April 20, 2007 Country Club of Bristol Dogwood Weekend 2007 Friday & Saturday, April 20-21, 2007 King College Campus
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TABLE OF CONTENTS 6 KATHERINE PATERSON HONORED 7 2006 ENROLLMENT UPDATE King Enrollment Hits Record High New Students Receive Warm Welcome at King
8 ALUM HIGHLIGHTS Jared Newton (‘06) Dr. Howard McMahan (‘71) Dr. Amy Ryan(‘91) Jessica Stollings (‘04)
10 PROGRAM UPDATES College-Bound Mom Wins Scholarship King Now Offering the Master of Science in Nursing
11 SUMMER TRAVELS 2006 KC Students Go Global with Missions & Cultural Studies
12 ATHLETICS Fall & Winter Sports Season Updates
13 KLINE GYM RENOVATIONS Summer School Work
14 RODDY FOUNDATION Donor Profile: The Katherine C. Roddy & J.P. Roddy, Sr. Foundation
15 ANNUAL FUND UPDATE Class Agent Program Boosts Annual Fund
16 SULLINS COLLEGE UPDATES Class Notes Passings
18 FACULTY/STAFF NOTES 19 CLASS NOTES 23 CALDWELL ART COLLECTION HONORED
f Katherine (Womeldorf) Paterson (’54) keeps this up, her library will have more trophies than books!
For more than three decades, Katherine’s career has been lauded with numerous awards. She holds the devotion of her young readers, countless prizes from libraries and booksellers, and applause from nationwide parents’ groups. Now, in addition to her two Newbery Medals and pair of National Book Awards, Katherine has been named the 2006 recipient of the world’s largest children’s literature prize, Sweden’s national Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award! Congratulations, Katherine, on this prestigious accomplishment—we can’t wait to see what you do next!
The author of more than 30 works, Katherine Paterson has long held the hearts of young readers with favorites such as “Jacob Have I Loved” and “The Great Gilly Hopkins.” This past May, the government of Sweden recognized Katherine with the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, a prestigious honor named for the creator of the beloved character Pippi Longstocking. The May award ceremony was held in Stockholm, and was attended by many of Katherine’s relatives, Sweden’s cultural ministers, and national royalty. In particular, the diploma-like award was presented by Crown Princess Victoria. Photography courtesy of Helene Komlos Grill.
2006 ENROLLMENT UPDATE
King Enrollment Hits Record High Following six consecutive years of record-breaking enrollment, King College is celebrating yet another milestone. Numbers for the fall semester are in, and for the first time in the College’s history, the head count on campus registers 1,271 students, a 31 percent increase over last year’s student body.
Each year at King, a dedicated group demonstrates that the world is, instead, wide open. All incoming freshmen are welcomed by the New Student Orientation Committee (NSOC). This group of faculty, staff and students assists each new member of the community as they learn about King, break the ice with new friends, and in many cases, adjust to their first few days away from home. “We engage new students around the clock in fun events and positive social situations,” said Elizabeth Graham, director of community outreach and new student orientation. “Our goal is to immerse them in King’s environment, show them how to serve others in the community, and form friendships that can last for years.” In addition, research has shown that getting students involved in campus activities early in their college career has a direct effect on retention and academic success.
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