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Lander SUMMER 2008








In This Issue: • Golf — it’s business and pleasure for one alum • Lander ups its curb appeal • Youngsters feel the music with GLPA Outreach • Professors reflect on 250-plus years at Lander

Sand Volleyball — the New Game on Campus



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University Relations and Publications Office 864-388-8329 •

LANDER MAGAZINE STAFF Charlotte Cabri, Editor Karen Inglese, Writer/Docent Dave Lorenzatti, Writer Russell Martin, Writer Megan Price, Writer Kathy Goldsmith, Editorial Assistant Maria Scott, Designer


Steve Grogan ’80, Director of Alumni Affairs LeBron Bright ’82, President Don Scott ’75, Vice President Natalie Parramore ’97, Secretary Deloris Sims Carter ’92, Treasurer Erin Knapp Layland ’00, Vice President for Young Alumni

Garden Gala

Lander first lady Marjorie Ball, shown here in photo above left, welcomed visitors for an evening of elegance to kick off the 41st annual South Carolina Festival of Flowers. The garden gala, in its second year, featured live entertainment, a silent auction, wine tasting and a tour of Lander’s presidential gardens. Lander Executive Chef Harl Goplerud, photo above right, crafted an elaborate ice sculpture that became a popular conversation piece at the gala. The carving, shaped like a crystal vase and topped with live flowers, took Goplerud about 45 minutes to create. –Photos by Megan Price


Daniel W. Ball, President Danny L. McKenzie, Vice President for Academic Affairs Diane D. Newton, Vice President for Business and Administration H. Randall Bouknight, Vice President for Student Affairs J. Adam Taylor, Vice President for University Advancement Jefferson J. May, Athletics Director

BOARD OF TRUSTEES L.B. Adams Jr. Ann B. Bowen Bobby M. Bowers Robert A. Brimmer Linda L. Dolny Maurice Holloway Raymond D. Hunt, Vice Chair Glenn J. Lawhon Jr. Jack W. Lawrence

Catherine K. Lee Mamie W. Nicholson, Secretary Sally E. Self George R. Starnes Charles R. Thompson Jr. Fred M. Thrailkill S. Anne Walker, Chair Ricci Land Welch

Stock art is provided by © Deborah Cheramie; © Chen Chun Wu; © MKucova.

It is the policy of Lander University to provide equal educational and employment opportunities to all present and future employees and students regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability. Lander University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Farewell and Welcome In this issue we bid farewell to the Bearcat as we have known him. The Bearcat is, or was, Kevin Chastain, who graduated this spring — along with some 200 other students. Kevin played the role of the Bearcat since the mascot’s inception four years ago, and now he and his fellow graduates are beginning new lives, lives after Lander. Life after Lander is also on tap for professors who retired this year and who share their final words of wisdom with you in this magazine. Then you can read about three faculty members who received the university’s highest accolades this spring. They are chemistry professor Dr. Lynn Deanhardt, nursing professor Dr. Leslie Myers and English professor Dr. Lloyd Willis. Accolades are also in store for the Greenwood-Lander Performing Arts Outreach Program, which annually brings the best in music and dance to more than 6,000 area schoolchildren. Read about the responses of teachers and children to this up-close exposure to the performing arts as presented on the Lander Cultural Center stage. We also showcase some of the changes that have taken place on campus, changes that reinforce the welcoming atmosphere that has long been a hallmark of this university. Lander now has a presence on Greenwood’s main thoroughfare as new and impressive brick signage greets visitors as they turn onto the beautifully landscaped boulevard leading to the heart of the campus. A “Welcome to Lander” sign introduces the Admissions area, which is now decorated with large photos depicting Lander student life and a wall display recognizing Lander as Bearcat Country. You can also read about the Bearcat Shop, the new name for the newly redesigned bookstore. This magazine will introduce you to alumnus Cary Corbitt, a leader in the golfing industry on Hilton Head, and you can read about Linda Latham Dolny, an alum whose gift to the Recreation, Wellness and Sports Complex secured the naming rights to Lander’s baseball stadium, which will be called the Stephen B. Dolny Baseball Stadium in memory of her husband, who was a longtime Lander supporter. We hope this issue of the Lander Magazine will prompt you to visit campus. The welcome signs are there for you. — Charlotte Cabri Editor

Contents In This Issue 7….........................….......................................................................…Play Ball!


RWS baseball stadium named for Stephen Dolny, the late husband of Lander alumna Linda Latham Dolny.

8…..…....................................................................................Staying the Course Cary Corbitt, a Lander golfer in the ’70s, now promotes golf and family recreation on the Sea Pines courses of Hilton Head, S.C.

16…..….................................................................Saluting Our Teacher-Scholars


Kudos go to three outstanding professors — Dr. Lynn Deanhardt, Dr. Leslie Myers and Dr. Lloyd Willis (pictured).

18…..…......................................................................A New Look for a New Year Lander hospitality just got a higher profile with new entrance signage, a landscaped main boulevard and a redesign of the Admissions area lobby.

20…..…......................................Children Experience Music and Drama at Lander


Each year more than 6,000 schoolchildren travel to the Lander campus for concerts offered by the Greenwood-Lander Performing Arts Outreach Program.

22….................................................................................................Happy Trails With more than 250 collective years of teaching and mentoring to their credit, professors who retired this year reflect on their time at Lander and share some final lessons.



3…..…..........................................................................................…Class Notes 10…..….......................................................................................…Sports News 14…..…..........................................................................................…Graduation 25…..….......................................................................................….News Briefs 28…..…....................................................................................…Gifts to Lander 20

ON THE COVER Students and faculty take a break from classes to enjoy a spirited match on the new sand volleyball court, located near Centennial Hall. Serious and not-so-serious players enjoy this latest addition to the university’s recreation program. (Cover photo by Randy Pace of Pace Photography)


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Alumni at work

Lander Alumni News

During the annual alumni campus beautification day in April, Lander alums, staff and students worked together to bring a little life back to the area of campus occupied by the Student Wellness Center, University Police and the Art Studio. The project was coordinated by the Greenwood alumni Tower Club. Workers were first row, from left: Lorraine Angelino, Class of ’05; Jonathan Bass, ’05; Sandy McCord, ’86; Frank Sells, superintendent of grounds; Chandler Darling, ’83, assistant director of housing; and Julian Gale, ’00. Second row, from left: Colby Tharpe; Debbie Tharpe, ’81; Trenney Taylor, Beth Campbell Quick, ’00; Joe Franks, ’80, director of counseling; Ryan Talty, ’08; Brandy Finch, ’06; Don Scott, ’75; Angie Alex, ’07; Karen Alex, ’88; and Beth Bass. Third row, from left: Michael Wright, ’04; Betty Williams, ’64, Lander emeritus librarian; Myra Shaffer, ’78, assistant to University Advancement and Tower Club secretary and treasurer; Robbie Bennett, ’01; Steve Grogan, ’80, director of Alumni Affairs; Mike McWhorter, ’76; Kitty Lewis, director of Student Health Services; Sabrina Buckland, ’08; Vikki Alex; Chris Alex, ’98; Adam Finch, ’02; and Linda Sauerwein, ’79. –Photo by Russell Martin

A feast with friends

The May quarterly meeting of Lander’s Greenwood area alumni Tower Club offered an excellent opportunity for a little fun, food and fellowship. Pictured, left, front to back, are: Mike McWhorter, Class of ’76; Steve Grogan, ’80, director of Alumni Affairs; Bryan Hope, ’88; Audine Bergman, ’65; Dayle Mumford, ’93; Eleanor Teal, ’93, vice president for University Advancement; and Kat Finkbeiner, ’71. Pictured, right, front to back, Lorraine Angelino, ’05; Don Bergman, ’70; Jeff May ’73, Lander Athletics director; and Gwen Gunnells, ’82. –Photo by Myra Shaffer

Rite of spring

The traditional spring picnic at the President’s House recognizes graduating seniors and serves to welcome them into the Lander Alumni Association. Here, members of the Class of 2008 look to the future while celebrating their Lander memories. –Photo by Charlotte Cabri

Taking Lander to the people

In April, Lander’s Office of Alumni Affairs held a Lander on the Road event in Columbia at the Nelson, Mullins, Riley and Scarborough offices in the Meridian Building. Hosted by Columbia alums Rob and Angela Strickland, Class of ’02, the event offered a chance for alums to reconnect with old friends and learn a little about some of the exciting changes happening on the Lander campus. Pictured, from left, are: John Alexander, ’00, Nathalie Alexander, Erica Williams, ’00 and Tori Toland, ’00. –Photo by Steven Grogan

Tower Club-Greenville

Relaxing by the pool

After dinner, Greenwood area Tower Club members relaxed by the Lander pool during the group’s quarterly meeting in May. Pictured are: seated, Olgethia Louden, Class of ’83; and standing, from left, Robin Lawrence, ’96, director of Lander Information and Technology Services; Debbie Dill, ’90; Sid Moore, ’76; Gwen Gunnels, ’82; and Michele Ballenger, ’04, Lander Admissions counselor. –Photo by Myra Shaffer


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More than 50 Greenville area alumni gathered for the first Tower Club-Greenville event, June 20, at the New York Life Insurance deck overlooking the Greenville Drive stadium. It was an evening of baseball, hot dogs and burgers, and getting reacquainted with fellow alumni. From left are: Amy Covington; Josh Covington, ’99; Tower President Jennifer McMullen Phillips, ’04; Tower Vice President Brent Garrett, ’04; and Jamie Greene Garrett, ’01. Not pictured is Tower Secretary Laura Beth Gray Cobb, ’04. –Photo by Charlotte Cabri

Play ball!

Waiting for the familiar call to “Play ball” are Lander alumni who gathered at Greenville’s New York Life Insurance office deck on South Main to catch the Greenville Drive in action and to dine on baseball stadium fare. From left are: Krashenda Chisholm, an ’81 sociology grad; and Crystal Merrill and Terri Owens, ’07 graduates who earned political science degrees through Lander’s program at the University Center of Greenville. –Photo by Charlotte Cabri

CLASS Class Notes are compiled by Steve Grogan, director of Alumni Affairs. Please mail items for Class Notes to Alumni Affairs, CPO Box 6004, Lander University, 320 Stanley Ave., Greenwood, SC 29649 or e-mail items to Bill D. Whitmire ’69, an associate professor of mathematics at Francis Marion University, received Francis Marion’s 2008 Award of Excellence in Teaching. An FMU faculty member since 1997, he is also coordinator of secondary education certification for mathematics programs. He has created courses for continuing education in-service teachers including geometry for the middle school teacher, methods for the middle school teacher, Sketchpad in the middle school, statistics and data analysis and working with manipulatives. A Greenwood native, he earned the B.A. degree in chemistry and mathematics from Lander, the M.A. in mathematics education from the University of Kentucky, and the Ed.S. and the Ph.D. in mathematics education from the University of Georgia. Mary Anne Underwood Welch ’73 received her Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education. She was also awarded the Johns/Shaner Book Award for the purchase of books for her ministerial library. Betty Jo Moore Hall ’82 has been selected as assistant superintendent for Abbeville County School District. Lamar Scott ’82 and ’84 has been promoted to curriculum director for Elbert County, Ga., schools. Allen Gray ’89, Ft. Mill, Carolinas AGC Utility Division director and lobbyist, was honored for his work to enhance worker and public safety and underground damage prevention during the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) Annual Convention on March 26 in Las Vegas, Nev. Denise Manley ’89 has been selected as CEO and president of the United Way of Greenwood. Denise served with the Greenwood Family YMCA for 12 years. Melanie Moss Weaver ’89 became a National Board Certified Teacher in 2007. She teaches 10th-grade English at Highland School of Technology, a magnet school in Gastonia, N.C. Andy Miller ’91 has been promoted in the Army to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer Four. Andy is assigned to the 6th Squadron, 17th U.S. Cavalry Regiment, based at Fort Wainwright, Ala. He is an instructor pilot and serves as the Squadron Standardization Officer. He is deployed in Iraq, flying reconnaissance and security missions and close air support for U.S. and coalition ground forces. Courtney Rinehart Sullivan ’92 received

her Doctor of Philosophy degree in social work. She is a certified adoption investigator for South Carolina and assists families with international and domestic adoption. Courtney and husband Patrick live in Florence. They have a son, 9; a daughter, 5, adopted from Perm, Russia; and twin daughters, 2. Carolyn Gaston Uldrick ’92 was promoted to patent agent at Michelin North America Inc., after passing the Patent Bar in August 2007. Carolyn lives in Greer with her husband, Jason Link Uldrick ’92, and their children, Will, 12, and Matt, 7. Lance Cpl. Aaron Lee Duncan II ’94 was named Abbeville County’s Law Officer of the Year at the Abbeville Lions Club 2008 Law Enforcement Banquet. He is a member of the S.C. Highway Patrol. Arthur Radcliffe ’94 has been named

NOTES business development manager of dietary supplements at Capsugel’s Americas region. Since joining Capsugel in 1995, Arthur has been awarded several company achievement awards for outstanding performance. Jill Proctor Burriss ’96, an art teacher at Southwood Middle School in Anderson, was chosen to decorate the state Easter egg for the 2008 White House collection. She and her husband, Michael ’95, traveled to Washington, D.C., to view the collection and meet first lady Laura Bush. Jill’s egg featured Rainbow Row in Charleston. David Tompkins ’96 has been promoted to vice president at Countybank in Greenwood. David has been employed at Countybank since 1996. Kaye Ramsey Foxworth ’97 has earned National Board Certification. She teaches

Octoberfest Sponsored by Tower Club-Greenwood Landerʼs Greenwood Area Alumni Club Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008 Featuring German Cuisine and Music Cambridge Hall, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $35 per person, $5 discount for Tower Club members For tickets or information contact Myra Greene Shaffer • 864-388-8718

third grade at Boiling Springs Elementary in Spartanburg. John Panguntalan ’97 was one of only 100 nurses in South Carolina selected for the Palmetto Gold award, which recognizes commitment to the nursing profession and superiority in the profession. John is a nurse practitioner and a critical care clinical nurse specialist at Self Regional Healthcare in Greenwood. He was active in directing the hospital to institute a Rapid Response Team. Sherry Brooks Martin ’98 has been named community relations director for Hospice Care of South Carolina for Greenwood and McCormick counties. Geoffrey Crocker ’99 has been promoted to vice president at Countybank in Greenwood. Geoffrey has been with Countybank since May 1998. Rozalynn Banks Goodwin ’99 has earned board certification in health care management as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). This designation is the premier credential in health care and management, signifying expertise, experience and commitment to continuing education and professional development in the field. Rozalynn is director of Policy Research and a registered lobbyist for the S.C. Hospital Association. She is married to Michael Goodwin ’01. They have a daughter, Gabrielle. Darin Rice ’99 has been selected as the new assistant principal at Northside Middle School in Greenwood. Jason Dunton ’00 received the Greenwood Commissioners of Public Works 2007 Outstanding Employee of the Year award. Alyson Connell Perrin ’02 was named Teacher of the Year at Merrywood Elementary School in Greenwood, where she is an instructional specialist. Matthew Thigpen ’02 has been promoted to accounting officer at CapitalBank in Greenwood.

Reunite ... and youʼll feel so good It’s time to recall those days when all the world was young and so were you. Yes, Lander is hosting Alumni Reunion Day, Saturday, Oct. 11, and all alumni are invited. Classes holding anniversary reunions are the classes of 1948, 1958, 1968, 1978 and 1983. Reunions begin at 10 a.m., lunch is at noon and tours of the campus will be offered. Look for more information in the mail and through the alumni e-mail newsletter. Join the newsletter list by sending your e-mail address to See you soon.

Caroline Nave ’03, representing CapitalBank, was named an Outstanding Chamber Ambassador for the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce for the first quarter of 2008. Caroline has been employed at CapitalBank in Greenwood for four years. Randle Evett ’04 received an M.A. in public administration in 2007 and graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va. He is a police lieutenant in Greenville. Lillian Saunders ’04 has been named assistant to the corporate operations director for American Services in Greenville. Shanna Bledsoe Matthews ’06 was named Teacher of the Year at Saluda Primary School.

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WEDDINGS Weddings took place in 2008 unless noted.


12. Chadwick is a warehouse manager for DIRECTV, and Tamika is an accountant with Palmetto Health. They live in Columbia.

Randall Clayton Wohlford ’88 and Denise Kellie Weathers, Anderson, April 26. Randall is the owner of Eagle Builders and Developers. They live in Anderson.

Richard Martin Burnett ’04 and Ashley Ann Earnhardt, Edgefield, May 3. Richard is employed by S.C. DHEC. They live in Aiken.

Christopher Andrew Charles ’99 and Kristy Leigh Morrow, Anderson, April 5. Chris is the general manager of Ruby Tuesdays in Summerville, S.C. They live in Charleston.

Raymond Clay Greer ’04 and Heather Catherine Rogers, Westminster, April 12. Raymond is employed by Carry-On Trailer in Lavonia, Ga. They live in Pendleton.

Robert William Roy ’00 and Teresa Ann Pollard, Greenwood, Jan. 26. William is in advertising sales with The Index-Journal. They live in Greenwood.

Amanda Mays Hicks ’04 and Cory L. Carson, Simpsonville, May 31. Amanda works with the Department of Mental Health in Simpsonville. They live in Taylors.

Patrick Allen Burnette ’02 and Christina Hannah Cobb, Columbia, April 12. Patrick is a sales consultant with Southeastern Paper Group. They live in Charleston. Joshua Doran Owens ’02 and Jennifer Lee Cobb ’06, Lexington, May 2. Joshua works with the Ben Arnold Beverage Co. in Greenville, and Jennifer is employed by CapitalBank in Greer. They live in Greenville. Chadwick Lamone Hunter ’03 and Tamika Renee Graves ’04, Marion, April

Terri Kayla Jones ’04 and Travis Ray Allen, Greenwood, Dec. 8, 2007. Terri is employed by Greenwood School District 50. They live in Greenwood.


Misti Diane Wilson ’05 and Michael Travis Alewine, Honea Path, April 19. They live in Williamston. Jessica Marie Bannister ’06 and Thomas Eulie Dorn Jr., Honea Path, April 5. Jessica is a fifth-grade teacher at Saluda Elementary School. They live in Saluda. Rachel Catherine Butler ’06 and Brandon Thomas, Greenwood, Dec. 29, 2007. Rachel is a teacher at Merrywood Elementary School. They live in Greenwood. Merrick Bannister Kimmons ’06 and Matthew Owen ’06, Due West, March 22. Merrick is a middle school teacher at John de la Howe School and Matthew is a police officer with the City of Greenwood. They live in Greenwood. Scott Elliott Maxie ’06 and Alicia Kay Sanders, Greenwood, June 7. Scott is a band director with Greenwood School District 50. They live in Greenwood.

Ronald F. Pratt ’04 and Adriene M. Fish, Sitka, Ala., May 10. Ronald is employed by Milliken & Company. They live in Abbeville.

Jillian Hamilton Smith ’06 and Jonathan Maurice Goff, Greenwood, June 14. Jillian is a second-grade teacher with Ninety Six Primary School. They live in Ninety Six.

Mary Beth Thompson ’04 and Nelson Shepherd Crisp, Laurens, April 5. Mary Beth teaches in Laurens District 55. They live in Laurens.

Michael Tyler Davis ’07 and Angela Leigh Allen, Greenwood, May 10. Michael is employed by Capsugel. They live in Greenwood.

Noah Thomas Landreth ’07 and Ashley Marie Ashworth ’08, Ninety Six, May 24. Noah is a lead design engineer with Eaton Electrical. They live in Greenwood. Holly Krystina Ramsey ’07 and William Harley Newman III, McCormick, May 24. Holly is a registered nurse at Self Regional Healthcare. They live in Ware Shoals.

Loyal to Lander Future Lander alum Jackson Bost demonstrates his allegiance to his mom’s alma mater. Two-year-old Jackson is the son of Joanna Brady Bost, ’97, and Kevin Bost of Hull, Ga. Joanna was a Lander Presidential Ambassador and a nursing major.

Juan Adriatico Finds Calling as an Army Chaplain Juan Adriatico, a U.S. Army chaplain and a 2005 Lander graduate, grew up planning to play major league baseball. In high school in Daytona, Fla., he attracted the attention of baseball scouts from Lander and other colleges who offered him scholarships, and he was drafted by the Yankees and Mets. Adriatico enrolled at Lander and played for two years until injuries ended his college baseball career. After receiving a business degree with a marketing management emphasis from Lander, Adriatico held a variety of jobs. He sold jewelry and insurance, and worked as a substitute teacher in Greenwood County’s District 50, a coach, a waiter and dance instructor. His career path changed dramatically when he answered a calling to enter religious life. He was ordained in the Evangelical Church Alliance in 2007 and this spring he graduated from Erskine College with a master’s in practical ministries. “I enrolled at Erskine with the intention of staying only a year and taking a few courses,” he said, “but God had different plans for me.” Adriatico, 26, recalls that when he was in high school his pastor


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encouraged him to consider entering the ministry saying, “You can’t outrun God.” Adriatico dismissed the suggestion and never thought about it again until he joined Lander’s Campus Outreach Ministry. He credits Rick Keuroglian, the program’s adviser at the time, with helping him mature, giving him direction and encouraging him to consider religious life. Keuroglian’s mentorship eventually led Adriatico to enroll in the ministry candidacy program, associated with the Evangelical Church Alliance. Adriatico enlisted in the Army’s chaplaincy program after receiving his master’s degree and was commissioned as a first lieutenant this spring. He completed a chaplains training course at Fort Jackson in Columbia and reported for duty with the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii where he will minister to the spiritual needs of 500 servicemen and women and their families. Adriatico successfully completed airborne training including five parachute jumps. He hopes to be picked for Army Ranger training. In addition, he is studying for a Ph.D. in leadership at Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary in Indiana, which allows him to complete portions of his degree requirements online. When asked what will happen when his three-year Army enlistment is up, he replied, “I will go where God leads me.” For now, he is concentrating on his military duties. An Army recruitment ad states, “The infantry provides firepower. Chaplains provide comfort.” Adriatico agrees. “My responsibilities as a chaplain are to share the gospel, to bring God to soldiers and soldiers to God.” He added, “It seems that this is what I was created to do because I love it.”

BIRTHS Births took place in 2008 unless noted.

Lisa Harris Perry ’93 and Elder James Perry ’94, Fountain Inn, a son, Jonathan Jamel, Feb. 2. James is the owner of Jalis Enterprise. Lisa is the principle accounting specialist for the Greenville County Clerk’s Office. Jonathan is the brother of Jamekole, 13; Lil’ Alice, deceased; and Samuel, 4.


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Russell Bach ’94 and Nicole Bach, Chattanooga, Tenn., a daughter, Brynn Noel, Dec. 5, 2007. Brynn joins sisters Katelyn, 6, and Emma, 3.

Vicki Hearon Burris ’97 and Tony Burris, Beaufort, a daughter, Amelia Drew, Aug. 13, 2007. Vicki is the membership director of the S.C. Yacht Club.

Jody Hazel ’96 and Leigh Perrin Hazel ’98, Greenwood, a son, Reese Leighton, March 24. Leigh teaches at Cambridge Academy and Jody is an accountant with Greene and Co. Reese joins big sister Perrin Elizabeth and big brother Thomas Jenkins.

Dana Oxendine Edmunds ’98 and Lee Edmunds, Sumter, a daughter, Marley Logan, Dec. 4, 2007. Marley has a stepbrother, Zachary Ryan. Dana is an R.N. in Labor and Delivery at Tourney Healthcare System in Sumter.

Welcome Home, Daddy In April, Emily Love Thrailkill, 8-month-old daughter of Adrianne Weathers Thrailkill, ’03, and Army Captain Ben Thrailkill, ’02, was decked out in her patriotic finery to welcome her dad home from a 15-month tour of duty in Iraq. It was his second deployment to Iraq. Discharged from active duty in June, Ben is now serving in the National Guard. He is the son of Lander Board of Trustees member Fred Thrailkill, ’70, Spartanburg. Adrianne is a registered nurse in the cardiovascular ICU at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Joseph Alan Semmelmann ’99 and Jamie Caroline Meadows Semmelmann ’02, Charlotte, N.C., a son, Johann Edstrom, Oct. 23, 2007. Joseph works for Clark-Powell. Jamie is a category manager with Anheuser-Busch. Stephen Keith Cobb ’01 and Laura Beth Gray Cobb ’04, Simpsonville, a son, Evan Keith, May 24. Stephen is territory manager for Berry Plastics. Laura Beth is the regional director of marketing for HMR Advantage Health Systems. Derrick Burton ’02 and Leah Jackson Burton ’03, Anderson, a son, Austin Drew, Aug. 20, 2007. Allison Whitman Sullivan ’02 and Arizio Sullivan, Abbeville, a son, Caiden Asyah, Jan. 5. Allison is an exercise physiologist with Abbeville Area Rehab and Wellness Center. Caiden’s older siblings are Brianne and Arison. Courtney Ashley Burton ’03 and Jason Burton, Anderson, a daughter, Katelyn Elizabeth, Oct. 8, 2007. Courtney is an R.N. with DHEC Home Health in Anderson. James David Creaghan ’03 and Valerie Pritchard Creaghan ’03, Greenwood, a son, Samuel Goeffrey, May 29. He joins big brother Benjamin Harry, 2.

The Awards Keep Coming for Rebecca Hall She has already received the 2006 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching for South Carolina, and now, Lander Class of 1979 alumna and Abbeville County teacher Rebecca Wiles Hall can add another mark of distinction to her list of accolades: an award for Excellence in Science Teaching presented by state superintendent of education Dr. Jim Rex. In May of this year, Hall earned an invitation to the South Carolina State Department of Education, where Rex and education officials acknowledged her prestigious national honor and recognized her ongoing contributions to education in the state. Hall was among a group of talented educators honored at the meeting. The state recognition comes just two years after Rebecca Hall, ’79, pauses for a photo during Hall was named a recipient of the presidential award her trip to Washington, D.C., in 2007. for excellence, which earned her a trip to Washington, D.C., in 2007 to meet other award recipients and visit with President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush. Hall also received a citation from the president and a $10,000 monetary award. Hall graduated from Lander in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in home economics, and again in 2003, earning a master’s degree in education. An educator for 29 years, she began her career in Abbeville County and is currently teaching second grade at Cherokee Trail Elementary School. She was named Teacher of the Year for the Abbeville County School District in 2005 and has received certification in the area of elementary education and National Board Certification in early childhood generalist. Hall said her professors at Lander had a great influence on her teaching career. “Dr. Wilma Reeves had a hand in teaching me to love learning and inspired me to do my best in everything, especially teaching others,” she said, while also giving credit to Drs. Sheila Marino, Robert Taylor and Pamela Wash. “All of these people, along with a desire to continually improve my teaching skills, have helped me to achieve my career goals.”

IN MEMORIAM Deaths took place in 2008 unless noted.

Nannie Nelson Steifle ’30, Greenwood, May 23. Nan was a retired schoolteacher and a lifelong member of Tranquil United Methodist Church. The last member of her immediate family, she is survived by two cousins. Carolyn Parkman Davis ’32, Orangeburg, May 23. She was a retired teacher and a member of Double Branch Baptist Church. Surviving are three daughters, one granddaughter, one great-granddaughter, one great-grandson and one sister. Frances Hanks Bruce ’36, Anderson, Feb. 2. She was retired from a career in retail and was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church. She is survived by a son, two grandsons and two great-grandchildren. Louise Taylor Arnold ’37, Greenwood, March 18. Louise was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church and an avid supporter and participant with numerous nonprofits. Surviving are her son, one granddaughter, one grandson and three sisters. Lula Cornelia Snyder Colman ’37, Saluda, April 23. A former teacher, Lula was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, a sister, a brother, four daughters, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Miriam Lee McKinney Rogers ’37, Columbia, Feb. 22. She was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church in Greenwood. Surviving are three children, six grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

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Virginia Todd Corbett Kratzer ’38, Anderson, Jan. 14. She is survived by two sons and one grandson.

Surviving are her husband, three sons, a daughter, seven grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Georgia Harriet Martin Ducworth ’42, Anderson, March 26. She was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. Surviving are her daughter, four sons, 13 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a sister.

Ethelyn Medora Jones Moyer ’74, Gilbert, Feb. 15. Ethelyn retired from A.L. Corbett Middle School in Wagoner where she taught and coached the academic team. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church in Saluda. Surviving are one daughter, three sons, two sisters, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Edith C. Rosenberg ’43, Abbeville, April 25. Edith was the former owner of Rosenberg Antiques in Abbeville. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, a son, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Lillie Plowden Waldrep ’43, Smoaks, April 10. She was a retired high school teacher and a member of Smoaks Trinity Methodist Church. She is survived by a niece, a nephew, two grandnephews and a grandniece. Julia B. Hunnicutt ’44, Easley, April 22. She was a retired teacher and a member of the Easley First Baptist Church. Julia is survived by her husband, two sisters, and nieces and nephews. Elaine O’Shields Moore ’47, Cowpens, April 14. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cowpens and the First Baptist Church of Spartanburg. Surviving are her daughter, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and three sisters. Laura Mae Hardee Anderson ’58, Loris, April 5. She was a retired college professor and a member of Trinity Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, two sons, a brother, a sister, three grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Nominations Sought Nominations are being taken for Distinguished Alumni, Young Alumni of the Year and Grace Iler Norman awards. Awards will be presented during Homecoming Weekend, Feb. 20-21. • Nominees for the Distinguished Alumni Award must have participated in civic, cultural, educational and/or church activities. They should have gained distinction in their chosen fields. • Young Alumni of the Year Award nominees must have graduated within the past 15 years (since 1993). They must have manifested special interest in Lander and their communities. • The Grace Iler Norman Award recognizes significant achievement within the Alumni Association and Lander. Please send nominations by Dec. 1 to: Office of Alumni Affairs, CPO Box 6004, Lander University, Greenwood, SC 29649 or e-mail Include nominee’s name, maiden name if applicable, year of graduation and reason for nomination.


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Gerry Hoffmeyer Brown ’58, Norway, March 24. Gerry was a member of Willow Swamp Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, a daughter, three sons, 13 grandchildren, and four greatgrandchildren. Roger Thomas Titus ’65, Ware Shoals, Sept.1, 2007. Roger was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Carol Ann Ford McCall ’66, Seneca, Jan. 28. Carol retired from S.C. DHEC after 20 years of nursing. She was a member of Seneca Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, three daughters, a brother, two sisters and five grandchildren. Aleathia “Eachie” Smith Seigler ’67, Piedmont, May 20. She was a former schoolteacher and an active member of John Calvin Presbyterian Church in Greenville. Surviving are a sister, a brother-in-law, and several nieces and nephews. Charles Robert Reese Sr. ’70, Hodges, March 7. Robert retired from Professional Medical Products as director of quality control. He was a member of Greenwood Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. Surviving are his wife, his mother, a son, a stepdaughter, a stepson and grandchildren. Winnie Evelyn Bentley Harrison ’73, Greenwood, March 26. Winnie taught at Wright Middle School for many years and retired from John de la Howe. She was a member of Parkland Baptist Church.

Ricky Dale Fleming ’90, Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 27. Ricky worked for Community Hospital as part of the Community Health Network’s Human Resources Team for more than nine years. He is survived by a son, a daughter and a stepdaughter, his father, two sisters and six brothers. Michael David Waters ’91, New Market, U.K., April 8. Formerly of Boiling Springs, Michael was serving in the U.S. Air Force. He is survived by his wife, two stepsons, his father, one brother, one sister, one niece and one nephew. Tara Tipton Foltz ’95, Waxhaw, N.C., Feb. 14. Tara was a homemaker and member of Weddington United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, a son, a daughter, her parents and her grandmothers.

SYMPATHY TO Linda Coleman Self ’65, on the death of her daughter, Elizabeth Self Wheeler, April 19. Michael Ray McWhorter ’76, on the death of his mother, Joanne Findley McWhorter Cogburn, March 1. James (Goose) Goodwin ’79 and his wife, Myra Walker Goodwin ’77, on the death of James’ mother, Alwena Smallwood Goodwin, April 19. Bruce Ferrell ’86, on the death of his mother, Miriam Ferrell on May 16. Aliza McCall McDine ’90, on the death of her mother, Carol Ann Ford McCall ’66, Jan. 28. Karen Watson Minter ’95, on the death of her father, William H. “Buck” Watson, Feb. 28.

FACULTY, STAFF AND FRIENDS Dr. Patricia M. “Pattie” Blitch, Greenwood, April 18. Pattie was a professor of mathematics at Lander for 25 years and served as chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science for more than five years. She was awarded professor emeritus status in 2007. Pattie is survived by her husband, two stepchildren, a stepgranddaughter and three brothers.

Play Ball! RWS Baseball Stadium Named for Stephen Dolny By Megan Price

Through a generous contribution to her alma mater, Stephen and Linda Dolny –Photo by Caroline Jenkins Lander University alumna Linda Dolny of Greenwood, president of PML Associates Inc., has secured the naming rights to the baseball stadium in Lander’s future Recreation, Wellness and Sports (RWS) Complex. The facility will be named the Stephen B. Dolny Baseball Stadium in memory of Dolny’s husband, who died in 2007 following a battle with cancer. “Steve cared very much about Lander and he loved baseball,” said Linda Dolny. “The family thought that naming the baseball stadium in his memory would combine those loves in a way that honors his love for Greenwood, Lander and the game that gave him so much joy.” Steve Dolny took on the role of senior associate with PML Associates following a 37-year career with General Electric Company. Active in numerous professional, civic and cultural organizations throughout Greenwood and South Carolina, he was known for his warm personality and leadership skills. “He was truly a leader that people knew they could follow,” Linda Dolny said. At Lander, Steve Dolny served on the board for The Lander Foundation and was a former member of the university’s Board of Visitors. Linda Dolny, an incoming member of Lander’s Board of Trustees and former board member of The Lander Foundation, graduated with honors from Lander in 1969. Since 1997, the Dolnys have sponsored the South Carolina Scholastic Art Awards at Lander. The two received honorary doctorates from Lander in 2004, and they have endowed several scholarships at the university. “As we prepare to welcome Linda as a member of our Board of Trustees, we are delighted that she has chosen to give back to her alma mater in a way that both memorializes a wonderful man and benefits our students and community members,” said Lander President Dr. Daniel Ball. The baseball stadium will be one of many recreational and athletic features at the future 25-acre RWS complex, located on the former Greenwood Plaza property. The complex will also be home to Lander’s soccer, softball and tennis teams, as well as the site of intramural fields, a public playground and Self Regional Healthcare’s Wellness Works center. For information on naming opportunities at the complex, contact Jeff May, Athletics director, at 864-388-8316, or Adam Taylor, vice president for University Advancement, at 864-388-8350.

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From Lander to Hilton Head Cary Corbitt Stays the Course

By Karen Inglese

Lander alumnus Cary Corbitt, his wife, Wendy, and their son, Parker, enjoy the beach at Hilton Head, S.C., where Cary is associated with Sea Pines Resort.

Hilton Head is a mecca for golfers, and one of the leaders in

building that area’s golfing reputation is Lander alumnus Cary Corbitt, director of the Sports and Retail Division at Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head.

Currently, Corbitt is reveling in Sea Pines’ successful completion of the Pete Dye redesign of the former Sea Marsh Golf Course into what is now Heron Point. The new course was recognized for excellence in new golf course design by the South Carolina Golf Course Raters Association. A Class A member of the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) of America, Corbitt displays his Lander diploma on his office wall along with reminders of his many other achievements. He attended Lander on a full golf scholarship, majoring in sports and recreation. He played high school golf at McCormick High. When Lander reintroduced men’s golf in 2005 after a 26-year hiatus, golf coach Chipper Bagwell drew on Corbitt’s allegiance to the university, and Lander now has four golfers who were recommended by Corbitt through the International Junior Golf Academy. “Cary has been a big supporter of Lander golf,” said Bagwell, “and has been instrumental in providing us leads on young golfers.”


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A Class A member of the PGA of America, Cary Corbitt is leading the way for young golfers. The 1974 Lander graduate attended Lander on a golf scholarship.

Reflecting on his own golfing days at Lander, Corbitt said, finds time to be involved in other golf industry and community “Coach Billy Dawson really supported our team. I roomed with activities. He is vice president of the South Carolina Chapter of Eddie Brown and Perry Smith who were also members of the the National Golf Course Owners Association and president of golf team. Other team members were Steve Brown, Terry Moore the Low Country Chapter. and Keith Whitmore. I have good memories of them and our Corbitt is also a member of the Board of Directors of the fraternity, Sigma Nu.” Hilton Head Chamber of Commerce, a While in college and for a short time national advisory member for both Nike after his graduation in December of 1974, Golf and Titleist/Footjoy Worldwide, and Corbitt worked at Star Fort National Golf co-founder of Hilton Head Island Golf Course in Ninety Six, S.C. Knowing that Professionals Association and their Junior Hilton Head held the best opportuniGolf Association. He is chairman of the ties for a career in golf, he moved there, Board of Directors of the Island Cup accepting a position not in golf but as Scholarship Fund. manager of an art gallery for former S.C. Corbitt’s many honors include CrittenState Representative Bill Cork. In April den’s Golf Inc. Magazine’s Most Admired of 1975, Corbitt married his high school Operator Award; the Bill Strausbaugh After a multimillion-dollar reconstruction project, sweetheart, Wendy, and they began their Award, Carolinas PGA Section; PGA Sea Pines Resort is pleased to introduce Heron life together on Hilton Head. Professional of the Year, Carolina PGA Point. The award-winning golf course was designed Even though the art gallery was a Section; Hilton Head Island Golf Profesby Pete Dye. lucrative business, Corbitt’s heart was set sionals Association’s Golf Professional on golf so he made a career change that would affect the rest of of the Year; and Golf Shop Operations, Top 100 Pro Shops in his life. He took a job at the Plantation Club as an outside bag America, Harbour Town Golf Links. attendant earning minimum wage. While working on his PGA As he looks back on his years at Lander, Corbitt recalls, “It Class A certification, he began to move up through the ranks, was a great place to go to school, and I am grateful not only for first becoming assistant golf professional and then head profesthe education I received, but also for the lifelong friendships sional for the Plantation Club. At Sea Pines, he continued to that I developed there.” advance moving from director of Sports Operations to his current position as director of the Sports and Retail Division. “Living on Hilton Head has given me the opportunity to live and work in a great place,” said Corbitt. Though he and his wife Corbitt offers this advice to Lander’s newest enjoy golf, their 16-year-old son, Parker, spends more time runalumni as they begin their careers: ning cross country and playing soccer. “There are so many family-oriented activities available here,” • Stay focused said Corbitt. In fact that is one reason many of the pros enjoy participating in the Verizon Heritage Classic. They appreciate • Always hire attitude the challenge of Harbour Town Golf Links, and they know their • Enjoy relationships families will enjoy the amenities the resort has to offer. Even with his many responsibilities at Sea Pines, Corbitt • Return all phone calls and e-mails before the

end of each day • Don’t procrastinate • Be part of a team whose members all have similar goals and objectives • Most of all choose a profession you love

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Awards Come in Pairs for Tiara Good Women’s basketball player Tiara Good doubled her honors this spring when she won the Dr. Samuel C. Hodges Award as Lander’s Female Athlete of the Year for the second straight year. But the double honors don’t stop there. She was also recognized as the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year for the second consecutive year, and she earned two college degrees, one from Lander and another from Wake Forest University. Good, the most honored player in the 35year history of Lander women’s basketball, averaged 19.9 points per game this season after scoring 21.9 per outing a year ago. A third-team All-American, she helped lead the Lady Bearcats to a share of the PBC regular-season title and was the Most Valuable Player in the PBC tournament, e th of ence Player ach Belt Confer e th r which Lander won to earn an automatic fo ar Ye e Tiara Good, Pe th of ’s Female Athlete Webster berth in the NCAA tournament. The ott Year and Lander Sc by to ho ar. –P utive ye

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Jonesville, S.C., native scored a school-record 695 points this year and helped Lander set numerous team records. “Winning this award (Female Athlete of the Year) means a lot to me for several different reasons,” said Good, who transferred to Lander from Wake Forest University for her junior and senior years. “It illustrated the hard work that our team, from top to bottom, put into this season. There were many ups and downs throughout the season, but we were able to come together to do something very special here at Lander.” Good graduated May 10 with a B.A. in history from Lander and from Wake Forest, May 19, with a B.S. in health and exercise science. Currently she and her fiancé are planning their wedding, but medical school and professional basketball are both options for this dean’s list student who never lacked motivation in the classroom or on the basketball court.

Chiles Wins National, State Honors in Women’s Basketball Basketball standout LaShonda Chiles garnered another first for Lander when the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame named her its amateur Female Athlete of the Year during ceremonies at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, May 19. She is the only Lander athlete, male or female, to have received Athlete of the Year honors from the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame. Chiles, who graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and a minor in health agency management, had already been recognized as the NCAA Division II all-time women’s career scoring leader. It was during the Bearcats’ PBC tournament opening-round win over USC Aiken on March 6, that she broke Minnesota-Duluth’s Dina Kangas’ nearly 20-year-old record of 2,810 points. Chiles, who played for both Lander and Anderson University, went on to amass 2,885 points during her college career. She had transferred to Lander from


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Anderson, when her coach, Kevin Pederson, who had recruited her, left Anderson to take the women’s basketball coaching position at Lander. The 5-foot-2 guard from Greenwood was a two-time Division II All-American at Anderson, where she averaged 21.8 points per game during her three years there. She was the Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference (CVAC) Tournament MVP all three years and was the league’s Freshman of the Year in 2003-04. During her first year at Lander in 200607, Chiles averaged 26.3 points per game in her first three games, but an injury ended what would have been her final year of eligibility. After receiving a medical redshirt to play one more season, she played her final year of collegiate ball averaging 18.4 points per game during Lander’s 2007-08 season. She placed third in the PBC in scoring, fifth in steals, eighth in free throw percentage and 3-point field goal percentage and ninth in assists.

LaShonda Chiles, South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame’s amateur Female Athlete of the Year. –Photo by Shawn Knox

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Softball Coach Works on Rebuilding Efforts First-year coach Brandon Duncan knew he had his work cut out for him when he was hired as Lander’s head softball coach in May 2007. After all, he would be the fourth coach in four years for the Lady Bearcats, and he would be taking on a team that had suffered through a 15-41 record in 2007. Faced with a major rebuilding project, Duncan was just happy to get through his first year in order to get to the second. Led by transfer Lindsey Whitfield, Lander posted a 12-37 overall record, which included 13 losses by one run. Whitfield, who came to Lander this season from Gardner-Webb, batted a team-high .319 with 12 home runs, 12 doubles and 30 RBIs. After not making the All-PBC team, she ended her season by hitting back-to-back homers against Columbus State in the PBC tournament. Seniors Jenna Kellett and Austin Murray handled the majority of pitching duties and did an admiral job by holding their

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Daum Named Lander’s Top Male Athlete Men’s soccer player Garrett Daum, a senior goalkeeper, received the M.V. Wells Award as the Male Athlete of the Year at Lander’s annual athletic banquet. An All-Southeast Region goalkeeper from Bartonville, Texas, Daum graduated from Lander in December 2007 with a business degree in marketing/management. He is working for his father at Daum Plumbing Co. outside of Dallas and plans to take over the business when his dad retires. Daum was named to the All-Peach Belt Conference team last fall for the second consecutive Garrett Daum year and was PBC Defensive Player of the Week four times during the season. Named to the Daktronics All-Southeast Region first team, he recorded 10 shutouts during the 2007 season. He posted a 14-5-2 record, had 95 saves and allowed only 0.77 goals per game.

opponents to a .262 batting average. The Lady Bearcats’ biggest problem was their low batting average (.212) and their scoring record of 2.4 runs per game compared to their

opponents’ 4.3 runs per game. With a good recruiting season that has netted 10 players, Duncan is optimistic about the 2009 season.

One Stroke Keeps Golfers from National Tournament

Billy Belair shot the best round of the season with a score of 66. –Photo by Bob Stoner

One measly stroke is all that separated the Lander men’s golf team from reaching the NCAA championship round. But the Bearcats proved that their surprise run to the NCAA championships in 2007 was not a fluke. And with the entire team of Cooper Tinsley, Billy Belair, Seb Brown, Patrick Wilson, Charlie Hoyle, Bryan Newton, Roberto Nasalli-Rocca, Mark Vanadia and David Connor eligible to return (all but Nasalli-Rocca for at least a third year), Lander should be a national contender again in 2009. The Bearcats started the spring strong, placing third out of 16 teams in early February in Destin, Fla., and fourth out of 11 teams in Savannah, Ga. They started March strong, too, placing fifth out of 18 teams in Salisbury, N.C., where Belair shot the best round of Lander’s season with a 66.

Lander placed sixth out of 17 teams in Valdosta, Ga., but the Bearcats had mediocre finishes in their next tournaments in Georgia and North Carolina, forcing them to step up their play in the Peach Belt championships. A fifth-place finish in the PBC tournament earned Lander an invitation into the Southeast Regional. With a trip to the NCAA championship in Houston, Texas, on the line, the Bearcats focused on the regional, coming up just one stroke behind Clayton State and a slot in the national tournament. Lander had a team score of 902. Despite the near miss, Bearcats coach Chipper Bagwell said it was a good season. “We had five top-five finishes this year (including the fall), and we had a sixth and a seventh. We had the toughest competition that we’ve ever had.”

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Men’s Tennis Team Ranked 14th in the Nation Finishing the season ranked No. 14 in the nation, the Lander men’s tennis team was just one victory short of a trip to the NCAA national tournament. With a trip to the nationals in Houston

on the line, the Bearcats lost a hard-fought, 5-4 match against Francis Marion in the NCAA Division II Mid-Atlantic regional final at Lander’s Joe Cabri Courts. The Bearcats, who hold 12 national championships, were runners-up in the Peach Belt Conference behind Armstrong Atlantic State which went on to win the national championship. Lander finished its season 18-7 with all of their losses going to nationally ranked teams. Ranked as high as No. 8 nationally during the season, Lander entered the regionals at No. 15. Lander finished 12-2 in home matches. Senior Andre Ivarsson won the Andre Ivarsson earned the ITA Mid-Atlantic Region’s Arthur Ashe team’s highest individual honor, Award. –Photo by Bob Stoner

Women’s Tennis Scores Some Firsts for Lander The second-year Lander women’s tennis team took a step in the right direction during the 2007-08 season. The Lady Bearcats, coached by Brett Simpson, entered the year as the No. 10-ranked team in the Mid-Atlantic Region and held that spot the entire season. The Lady Bearcats won their first Peach Belt Conference tournament match when, playing as the No. 8 seed, they defeated ninth-seeded North Georgia, 5-0. In the second round, Lander fell to top-seeded and eventual national champions Armstrong Atlantic State, 5-0. Lander posted a 12-11 overall record and was 3-7 in the Peach Belt Conference. “As we look to next year,” said Coach Simpson, “we look to build on the momentum we gained from this year. Ours goals will be to move into the national rankings and to earn a spot in the NCAA regionals.”

earning the ITA Mid-Atlantic Region’s Arthur Ashe Award presented annually to a player who exhibits outstanding sportsmanship and leadership as well as scholastic, extracurricular and tennis achievements. He was also voted the team’s Most Valuable Player after posting records of 18-7 in singles and 29-4 in doubles. The Lander doubles team of Guilherme Fonseca and Damien Cordesse is ranked No. 12 nationally in the final poll. Fonseca/ Cordesse recorded a 12-6 overall record during the season. “Next year we look forward to being a force for the national title,” said Coach Brett Simpson, “We have quite a bit of depth and experience returning, and our guys will be hungry to succeed.”

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Baseball Team Looks to Next Year The 2008 baseball season was a struggle for second-year coach Chris Moore and the Bearcats who finished with a 20-33 overall record and were 7-20 in the Peach Belt Conference. The Bearcats will be looking to add to the win column in the 2009 season. Malcolm McLeod led the team by batting .335 with 10 doubles and 26 RBIs. Josh Lovvern batted .315 with 10 doubles, one home run and 16 RBIs. Daniel Hinchberger was Lander’s top pitcher as he posted a 5-4 record with a 4.22 ERA and 84 strikeouts in 89.2 innings pitched. The Bearcats batted .265 and averaged 5.1 runs per game; their opponents batted .306 with 7.5 runs per game. The Bearcats held their own through the first half of the season and had a 16-15 record through 31 games, which included two wins over No. 15 Francis Marion. From there, Lander suffered through losing streaks of seven and nine games and went 4-18 the remainder of the season.


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Kevin Who? Bearcat Hangs Up Suit


By Russell Martin

hat is a Bearcat? This question has been uttered numerous times since the Bearcat was announced as Lander’s new mascot. That was five years ago, and perhaps the important question at this juncture is, who is the Bearcat? Lander’s Bearcat mascot was unveiled in spring 2004 during Homecoming. Since then there has only been one man behind the mask, paws and claws – Kevin Chastain. Kevin, a native of Columbia, was a freshman at the time. He was in his second semester at Lander and was launching the beginning of a strong relationship with the university that, according to him, will continue for years to come. “I don’t think I would be as close to Lander if I hadn’t been the Bearcat,” said Kevin. While not in the suit, Kevin has enjoyed a normal college life as an exercise science major, though his friends have always, and will likely continue to call him “Bearcat” regardless of whether he is wearing the suit or not. During his time as the Bearcat, Kevin has met people such as Danny Ford, George Rogers and Radio. He once made the play of the day on an Upstate television station after sinking a half-court shot at halftime of a Lander basketball game, and he also scored a winning basket in a game against other mascots during a birthday celebration for the University of South Carolina mascot. Kevin was seen, in character, on CNN walking through the crowd at a campaign rally for a stumping presidential hopeful, and he’s had his picture taken with countless babies – all in the name of school spirit.

Spring ’08 Lander graduate Kevin Chastain is hanging up the Bearcat suit. Since debuting the costume at Lander’s 2004 Homecoming, he has been the sole proprietor of the suit. –Photos by Russell Martin and Charlotte Cabri

Kevin has crossed various stages to be honored for the commitment he has shown to his alma mater. At Homecoming 2008, he was presented a plaque in recognition of his Bearcat service. At the April Sports Banquet he stepped up to the podium to accept the Dr. Boyce M. Grier Award, presented to the Lander student-athlete who best exemplifies school spirit. In May he crossed the stage in Horne Arena – Bearcat feet peering clearly from beneath his robe – and became a Lander graduate. “Lander is the best experience I’ve ever had,” said Kevin, who went on to say that as an alum he plans to maintain a strong relationship with and commitment to the university. Kevin’s replacement is yet to be announced, but there is little doubt that he or she will have a challenge in filling those large Bearcat feet.

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Lander Graduates Urged to Focus on the Future By Megan Price

Looking out upon the graduates at Lander University’s spring commencement ceremonies, Saturday, May 10, speaker Harris E. DeLoach Jr. offered a few words of advice that he had received as a college student. “If you look back over your shoulder for too long, you’ll get a crick in your neck. ... If you stare down at your feet, hoping they’ll tell you where to go, you’ll stay planted in the same spot,” he told the crowd in the university’s Horne Arena. “However, if you square your shoulders and look straight ahead, you’ll find yourself positioned to move out of the moment and into the future.” DeLoach is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Sonoco Products Company, a worldwide industrial and consumer packaging company based in Hartsville. Drawing on his business savvy, DeLoach urged the 257 candidates for degrees to use the skills they developed at Lander to change their views of the world. “At Sonoco, we are focusing renewed effort on the Three R’s


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One last time Spring commencement marked the final graduation for Lander Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Leonard Lundquist and Clara Bonds, administrative assistant to the president. After many years of dedicated service to the university, the two retired in 2008.

– Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. I encourage you to do the same,” he said. “Reduce your dependence on getting the latest and greatest thing. Reuse something you already have, like your own ingenuity, to create something somebody else needs. And, if you have a great idea that gets shot down, recycle it for future use.” An honorary doctorate of humane letters was conferred on Fay Maria Mitchell Hart of Greer, a professional counselor and psychotherapist and a 1957 Lander alumna. Hart, a pioneer in the fields of education and counseling, received the 2006 Living Legend in the Upstate award from the South Carolina legislature in honor of her accomplishments in the state.

Guests of honor A Scholarly Honor Bearcat kick Spring ’08 grad Kevin Chastain of Columbia does some fancy footwork in the Bearcat feet following commencement exercises. During his time at Lander, Chastain, who received a degree in exercise science, served as the university’s first and only Bearcat mascot.

Lander graduate Emily Rhoads of Anderson, left, became the first student to graduate from the university’s new Honors Program. Rhoads, who received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and graduated with summa cum laude and Golden L honors, is pictured with Lander associate professor of philosophy and Honors Program director Dr. John Moore.

Lander President Dr. Daniel Ball, right, offers a warm greeting to, from left: commencement speaker Harris E. DeLoach Jr., president, chairman and CEO of Sonoco Products Company; honorary doctor of humane letters degree recipient Fay Maria Mitchell Hart of Greer, a 1957 Lander alumna and professional psychotherapist; and Thayer Award recipient Cecilia Jean Bryant of Saluda. The Thayer Award, Lander’s top academic award, is given on behalf of the family of Dr. Henry K. Thayer to the graduating senior achieving the highest scholastic average provided that the student has earned at least 60 hours credit at Lander and that the student’s GPA is at least 3.75. Bryant, who also graduated summa cum laude and received a Golden L, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education.

Greenville’s University Center

Friends on and off the field

Reveling in a job well done are these graduates who completed their studies through Lander programs at the University Center of Greenville. From left are: Herlane Edwards, Greenville, psychology major; Melissia McKinney, Greenville, sociology major; Robbie Gordon, Fair Play, political science major; Anna Galloway, Greenville, political science major; Brennan Propst, Greenville, political science major; and Melissa Scarbrough, Greenville, sociology major.

Celebrating their latest trophy – a college degree – are Lander men’s soccer team members, from left: Daniel Guerrini of Hilton Head Island, chemistry; Lovemore Chiutsi of Harare, Zimbabwe, business administration; Corey Vickers of Ontario, Canada, mass communication; Antti Suoniemi of Tampere, Finland, business administration; and Andres Catlla of Cochabamba, Bolivia, business administration.

Celebrating Far left: Mass communication and theatre major Ebony Ligon of Belton pauses to celebrate with her niece, Tamia Ligon, following Lander’s commencement ceremonies.

Congrats, grad! Left: New Lander alumna Keisha Quarles of Abbeville, left, is congratulated by assistant art professor Dr. Audra Price following the university’s spring commencement ceremonies. Quarles earned a bachelor’s degree in visual arts.

–Photos by Megan Price and Charlotte Cabri

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Saluting Our Teacher-Scholars Distinguished Professor Award First, Dr. Lynn Deanhardt gets their attention ... Dr. Lynn Deanhardt became interested in chemistry when he was in the fourth grade and growing up in Belton. But he said his teachers at Belton High School, especially chemistry teacher Dr. Marvin Woodson, influenced him to make it a career. “I always liked experimenting,” said Deanhardt, explaining that in his first experiments he made firecrackers by combining household items with chemicals obtained from a drugstore where he worked part time. And that carried over into his job as professor of analytical chemistry at Lander where he often uses flashy chemical reactions to demonstrate scientific concepts. Deanhardt said his goal is to motivate students to learn and reach their potential and, with a grin, added, “My former students may not remember a lot of what I said, but they remember the experiments.” His classroom accomplishments, innovations in teaching and course content have earned Deanhardt Lander’s prestigious 2008 Distinguished Professor of the Year award, recognizing his exemplary performance as a teacher and scholar and his service to Lander and beyond. How does he feel about being singled out? “It is a very humbling experience. There are people more deserving than I.” Deanhardt earned his chemistry degree at Clemson University and doctorate in analytical chemistry at North Carolina State University. He taught classes while in graduate school and that experience persuaded him to go into teaching as a career. “I seemed to have a gift of being able to explain difficult subjects,” he said. Deanhardt had 10 years of teaching experience before joining the Lander faculty in 1985, and for 16 years, he was an instructor in the summer science program at the Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics in Hartsville. In addition to classroom teaching, he enjoys appearing before 16

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community groups to talk about chemistry and demonstrate that, while chemistry is difficult, it can also be fun. He estimates he has made well over 100 appearances before schoolchildren, church audiences and civic organizations. His most valuable contribution to the Greenwood area might well be the work he and his colleagues in Lander’s environmental science program and many of their students have done monitoring the water quality of Lake Greenwood. Since 2002, Deanhardt has received six research grants totaling more than $90,000. He enlisted 11 students to help him collect and test water samples from the lake in an effort to identify pollutants such as heavy metals. Nine of the students presented the results of their research to one national and four regional scientific meetings. According to Deanhardt, the main focus of the lake project is student experience. “It gives them a taste of what graduate school research will be like. Our science students receive a lot of handson opportunities they would not receive at larger schools.” He takes pride in the record of Lander chemistry graduates who have gone on to further their education and done very well. In the last six years, he has served as an adviser to 88 students, giving them guidance on internships, summer research programs and graduate schools. Deanhardt said job opportunities in the chemical field are plentiful and Lander graduates have little trouble finding employment. Many are working in laboratories at Capsugel, Fuji, Solutia and Davis and Floyd in Greenwood and at state agencies including the Department of Health and Environmental Control. While his teaching duties and community work keep him busy, Deanhardt has made himself available for Lander committee assignments, taken part in open house events to greet prospective students and their families and served as a peer evaluator for members of the science faculty. His wife of 38 years, Adrian, is an X-ray technician at Self Regional Healthcare. They have a daughter, a son and four grandchildren and one on the way in November. Deanhardt’s mother, Lois Hall Deanhardt, attended Lander in the 1940s. Deanhardt describes himself as “a small-town kind of guy.” But whether in a classroom, his laboratory at Lander or standing in front of an audience in the community, he is an enthusiastic scientist and educator who believes he can help people better understand scientific concepts by making those concepts come alive.

Young Faculty Teaching Award In Teaching and Nursing - Leslie Myers is a Winner Lander faculty member Leslie MacTaggart Myers will remember spring 2008 for two important milestones in her nursing career: being selected for Lander’s Young Faculty Teaching Award; and receiving her doctoral degree in nursing practice, adult nurse practitioner, from the University of South Carolina. Myers said she chose nursing after observing the care that nurses provided to members of her family and decided to specialize in obstetrics, gynecology and maternal-child health. She said, “It is a perfect fit for me. I am helping women manage healthy pregnancies.” The Greenwood native received her nursing degree at Clemson University and a master’s in public and community health nursing from the University of South Carolina. For five years, she worked as a staff nurse at the Women’s Center at Self Regional Healthcare where her duties included coaching and patient education in labor and delivery. That

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prompted an interest in teaching, and in 2005 she joined the Lander faculty as a nursing instructor. She also teaches in the university’s online RN to BSN program. “What I like most about teaching is sharing my knowledge with students, watching them become excited about what they are learning and watching them develop,” she said. Myers, a strong advocate for breastfeeding, is the founder of the Greenwood Alliance for Breastfeeding Cyber-support. The Internet site is an alliance of professionals, mothers and community leaders providing comprehensive information for nursing mothers. Myers has also drafted legislation to support breastfeeding in the workplace for consideration in the next legislative session. She and her husband, David, an eighth-grade teacher at Wright Middle School in Abbeville, have two children, Ethan, 4, and Bailey, l. She said motherhood helped her better understand pregnancy and the labor and delivery experience. While she plans to continue teaching at Lander, Myers will also work as a nurse practitioner at Clinica Gratis in Greenwood, a free medical clinic associated with Community Initiatives Inc. Among the honors she has received during her career are the 2008 Award for Excellence in Nursing Research from the Alpha Xi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the international nursing honor society, and the 2006 South Carolina League for Nursing Award for Excellence.

By Russell Martin

Willis Gets Practical, Wins Young Scholar Award With just two years at Lander behind him, assistant professor of English Dr. Lloyd Willis has a lot to show for it. He was a featured lecturer in the College of Arts and Humanities Distinguished Speaker Series. He has continuously revamped his classes to make them pertinent to student interests, and he has also made great strides toward integrating technolPhoto by Randy Pace ogy into his curriculum. While doing all of this, Willis still managed to work on two books. One is titled Environmental Evasion: Literary, Critical, and Cultural Politics of ‘Nature’s Nation,’ 1823-1966. The other, a collection of essays on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, is titled Reconsidering Longfellow in the

American Canon. Willis plans to have both books completed by the end of the summer. Willis’ work at Lander has not gone unnoticed by his peers, and this spring his efforts earned him Lander’s 2008 Young Faculty Scholar Award. The award recognizes a new faculty member with the best record of scholarship who exemplifies the qualities the Lander faculty values in its colleagues as teacher-scholars. Willis said, “I have really enjoyed working with my colleagues in the English Department and I have become attached to the Lander students. I feel that I have a lot in common with them. Like many Lander students, I, too, was a first-generation college student, and while I did have some great scholarships to help me along, I worked quite a bit while taking classes.” Willis went on to say that seeing his students combine education with work gives them a very practical outlook. “If I can make my students understand that I am giving them the critical thinking and communication skills that they will need to have better careers and live better lives, they generally meet me halfway and do their part,” he said. Willis has a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and a master’s degree in American literature and a doctorate in 19th century American literature from the University of Florida. Lander Magazine • Summer 2008


A New Look for a New Year Strollin’ down the boulevard The new entrance boulevard offers pedestrians plenty of opportunities to enjoy the view, thanks to the addition of walkways and benches surrounded by manicured landscaping. Expanded parking and eye-catching entrance signage were included in the project. –Photos by Megan Price


Campus Undergoes Changes to Enhance Student Experience By Megan Price

hen students arrive at Lander this fall, they’ll be greeted by a number of exciting changes that have taken place throughout campus during the past year. From the completion of a stunning new entrance and remodeling of a popular student housing complex to the refurbishment of major university offices and the addition of a sand volleyball court, the campus transformations are all part of the university’s efforts to enhance the overall student experience at Lander. One of the most visible changes can be seen the moment students arrive on campus: a revamped main entrance and boulevard. The first phase of work on the entrance began in 2005 as part of a broad

campus enhancement plan, developed by DSP Architects in Greenwood. Leading from Calhoun Avenue to Willson Street, the boulevard features brick signage designed by KBS Landscape Architecture and Planning in Columbia. Portions of the signage resemble the tower of Laura Lander Hall. Bordering the boulevard are pedestrian walkways and benches, manicured landscaping and expanded parking areas. There are also plans to include fountains, though no timeframe has been set for their addition. “The new entrance and signage, as well as the Recreation, Wellness and Sports Complex under construction on Montague Avenue, have greatly increased Lander’s visibility and presence along the main thoroughfare of Greenwood,” said

Diane Newton, vice president for Business and Administration. At the end of the boulevard, the newly renovated Lide Student Housing complex awaits its newest residents, and Newton said numerous upgrades throughout have made Lide, which accommodates 224, safer and more comfortable for students. Work began on the complex in mid-2007 with a large focus on safety, including upgrades for fire alarms and sprinklers, repairs to stairwells and the addition of exterior lighting and security cameras. Siding was added to the exterior of each building, and indoors, new flooring and countertops were installed. The addition of a meeting room in one building and a revamped laundry room

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A new chapter for the Bearcat Shop The Lander bookstore has been transformed into the Bearcat Shop, and it features new flooring, upgraded fixtures, movable merchandise display units and a more efficient layout.

Take a look at Lander Students and visitors entering Lander’s new enrollment center, housing the offices of Admissions, Registrar and Financial Aid, will get a glimpse of life at Lander, thanks to the addition of new signage and a colorful wall featuring Lander photos.

A fresh face for a familiar place With fresh siding, added safety features and revamped interiors, Lide Student Housing will feel brand new to the Lander students who will call it home for the 2008-2009 academic year. –Photo by Randy Pace

were also included in the work, which wrapped up in June. “Our students’ safety was a top priority in renovating Lide, but we were also able to really spruce up the interiors and make some needed changes to the parking areas,” Newton said. “Everything works to enhance Lide’s apartment-style feel, which our students enjoy.” Across the street from Lide, renovations on Lander’s new enrollment center, located in Carnell Learning Center, are nearing completion. The center will house the offices of Admissions, Registrar and Financial Aid. In addition to new interior and exterior “Welcome” signage, students and visitors are greeted by a colorful wall of photographs highlighting life at Lander and by a large “Bearcat Country” sign. Designed by University Relations and Publications Graphic Designer Maria Scott, the wall and signage were part of a major facelift aimed at

bringing the admissions-related offices together for better visibility and student accommodation. Lander Athletics Director Jeff May, who helped organize the project in 2007 while he served as interim executive vice president of enrollment, said creative ideas flowed in from several university offices, including those of University Relations, University Advancement, Admissions, and Business and Administration. The result is an area that has garnered much praise since its unveiling earlier this year. “We wanted to create an inviting area for Admissions, so that students could find everything they needed in regard to enrollment,” May said. “From the positive responses we’ve received from faculty, staff, students and alumni, our efforts have been working.” A quick walk across the Assembly Plaza and through the doors of the Grier Student Center brings students to yet another makeover, the new Bearcat Shop.

Formerly the university bookstore, the Bearcat Shop has undergone a complete remodeling of its sales floor area to “offer more functionality and fluidity,” said Diane Moody, director of the Bearcat Shop. Renovations on the shop, called for in the campus plan, began in late January and were completed in April. One of the biggest changes was the replacement of the store’s display window with fulllength glass panels. “It didn’t add much space in terms of square footage, but it does open up the front of the shop and it gives us more visibility,” Moody said. Along with new carpet, wood flooring and lighting, the shop also added multifunctional fixtures and shelving that can be easily rearranged to display an ever-changing inventory. The shop has installed a dressing room, security equipment and plasma televisions, which will alert shoppers to Bearcat Shop sales and university news. “This is the first and only renovation in the history of the bookstore,” said Moody, “and everyone has been very pleased with the results. Now we are better able to serve all of our students’ needs.” Lander Magazine • Summer 2008


Just Being Kids: Making Music Comes Naturally to Youngsters at GLPA Events Story and photos by Russell Martin

Fun, professional, excellent musicianship ... Performance captured the students ... Audience participation was great ... These are just a few comments from 4ththrough 8th-grade teachers, critiquing a performance for the 2007-2008 Greenwood-Lander Performing Arts Outreach series. An extension of the regular GLPA performance season, the outreach concerts have featured world-

High school, middle school and Lander students rehearse with the Dallas Brass in preparation for the group’s evening performance finale.


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renowned performers such as the All-American Boys Chorus, the Dallas Brass, Rhonda Vincent and the Rage and Kiyoshi Nagata Ensemble – Japanese Drumming. The outreach series, offered during the day and available to public school, private school and home-schooled children, has also featured performances by Lander music and drama ensembles. Since 2002, over 20,000 children from 33 schools and six school districts have traveled to Lander for outreach performances. For many this was their first experience in a concert hall.

GLPA Executive Director Beverly Psomas said that the outreach program is serving to heighten and expand community awareness of and appreciation for the arts. “Just having a dialogue about the arts is such a rich experience,” she said. By dialogue, Psomas is referring to discussions between teachers, students and GLPA staff and volunteers before and after performances. The weeks leading up to, and in some cases the weeks following, a GLPA outreach event are full of educational discourse. GLPA staff members prepare online lesson plans for each performance. Teachers then download the lessons and go over them with students in preparation for the production. The events themselves are more than just a performance. Generally the entertainers will take breaks between songs or sit casually on the edge of the stage after a production and tell students how they became professional performers. They provide details on staging a production and take questions from the audience. Teachers have sent the GLPA staff examples of how the arts discourse extends beyond the walls of Lander’s Cultural Center Auditorium. For instance, one student compared the outreach theatre production of Henry and Mudge – a story about a boy and his six-foot-tall, canine best friend – with the book on which the play was based. The student even drew an elaborate diagram showing similarities and differences between the two. Some outreach performers have taken the dialogue offstage and into the classroom, offering band clinics and instrument workshops. The 2007-2008 outreach season hosted two such educational experiences featuring the Dallas Brass and the National Symphony Orchestra. The Dallas Brass offered two performances and a band clinic for high school, middle school and Lander students. The band clinic students then joined the Dallas Brass for its evening concert finale. The National Symphony Orchestra also offered two outreach performances for schoolchildren and conducted master classes for instruments such as the flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn. Young flutists from Greenwood were actually able to participate in a class taught by the orchestra’s principle flutist, Toshiko Kohno. Such applied lessons by professional musicians can go a long way in shaping young students as future music, theatre or dance performers. One of the Dallas Brass musicians shared an e-mail with the GLPA staff in which a high school student wrote, “Every single one of you played so great ... You make me want to do my best in music and you taught me the true meaning of music playing ... It’s not just the music on a sheet of paper ... It [the music] comes from the heart ... I wake up and go to sleep to your music every day now. You guys are the best!” Students who attend outreach performances generally watch with rapt attention and never hesitate to participate, either by joining the entertainers on stage or by asking questions. At the final 2007-2008 outreach concert, Jim Witter, band leader for the Piano Men concert, invited the audience to the stage to help him bring to life the Elton John classic Crocodile Rock. He announced that the first 10 kids to make it to the stage would get to join him. Within seconds the stage was filled with nearly 40 children, all eager for their moment in the spotlight.

Jim Witter, band leader for the Piano Men, invited students to help him perform a version of Elton John’s Crocodile Rock. He was joined onstage by nearly 40 children.

Witter welcomed their enthusiasm and continued with the song, while immersed in a sea of dancing and singing children. Another group that draws a great deal of enjoyment from the outreach experience, and without whom, according to Psomas, the performances would not be possible, is the GLPA outreach volunteers. From young parents to retirees, including people from McCormick, Ninety Six, Greenwood, Abbeville, Waterloo, Wesley Commons and Savannah Lakes Village, as well as Lander staff, the volunteers help unload buses, check in schools and usher children to their seats. “Our volunteers enjoy the educational aspects of the outreach performances,” said Psomas. “And they love the looks on the faces of the kids who are so enthralled with the down-to-earth performances of great musicians and artists.” The outreach program is made possible by the generous contributions of sponsors, who support the cultural enrichment of youngsters in Greenwood and surrounding counties. For information on the GLPA Outreach Program, to become a volunteer or to make a donation, contact Beverly Psomas at 864-388-8326, or visit the GLPA Web site at

At the close of the 2007-2008 outreach season, GLPA recognized volunteers who went above and beyond in their efforts to help with the series. From left, are Jackie Counts, GLPA assistant director; Beverly Psomas, GLPA executive director; and volunteers Babs Dunn, Cliff Fagan, Ron Woodrick, Christine Brewer and Judi Opalak.

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Happy Trails to Lander’s Retiring Faculty Best of Luck and Thanks for the Memories Editor’s note: Faculty members who work with students on a daily basis are at the heart of the learning process. We salute our professors who retired during the 2007-2008 academic year. Many served Lander for more than three decades. All played a pivotal role in creating a Lander that has become recognized as a student-friendly university. They established a climate of respect for the life of the mind. These are their reflections.

Dr. Royce Caines Professor of Economics and Dean, College of Business and Public Affairs – 20 years of service Greatest satisfaction: Seeing students succeed more than they believed they could. Memorable event: Business program receiving AACSB accreditation after many years of planning and trying. Advice to new faculty: Keep a positive attitude and get involved in all aspects of Lander as quickly as possible. Plans for the future: Teach economics at Tri-County Technical College and expand my hiking and gardening activities.

Dr. Joel Cleland Professor of History – 34 years of service Greatest satisfaction: My greatest satisfaction was watching students grow from freshmen into thinking, mature young adults. The truly great satisfaction came with those special cases when I could observe the light turn on and students ceased to tell me what they thought I wanted to hear and told me what they thought.


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Then I knew that we (the student and I, but mostly the student) had done something remarkable and successful. Memorable event: The memorable event at Lander was the Methods of Analysis Course (later renamed College Seminar) instituted by President Larry Jackson in 1974. The event lasted seven years and was quite different from the more recent Lander University experiment. Students were asked to reflect on a life of learning, from their earliest years through the college freshman year. It was challenging to get students to do this and for me to engage with them; in many cases, the value of the experience was only appreciated many years later. It was also a wonderful interdisciplinary experience for students and faculty who participated. The course built a strong sense of community. Advice to new faculty: Color outside the box. It makes things more fun, especially when it does not fit with preordained learning outcomes. Plans for the future: Travel, spending time with family, carpentry, reading, writing, research; not being under pressure to do any of the above.

Dr. Richard Fox Professor of Biology – 31 years of service Greatest satisfaction: The greatest satisfaction from teaching at Lander has been watching and helping very young, largely clueless freshmen develop into intellectually sophisticated young scientists. Advice to new faculty: Expect in your first two years to be the busiest you have ever been or ever will be. In the sciences, for example, you’ll have to have six new lectures and two new labs ready every week. It’s daunting but doable. Plans for the future: I will be teaching part time and learning more about lubber grasshoppers, pseudoscorpions and rat-tail maggots.

Dr. Barbara Tapp Freese Professor of Nursing – 32 years of service Greatest satisfaction: It is difficult to select just one or two. Several of the most outstanding were serving as dean of the School of Nursing, establishing a nursing honors program, re-establishing an equestrian team at Lander, being selected as a trustee for the Neuman Systems Model Group, and sharing medical mission trips to Honduras and Mexico with my nursing students. Memorable event: As with my greatest satisfactions, it is impossible to select just one. However, receiving a testamentary gift for the equestrian team and securing the Partners in Preparing for Practice grant from Self Regional stand out as memorable. Advice to new faculty: Lander has much to offer new faculty. The important thing is to continue developing professionally and to take advantage of unexpected opportunities. Plans for the future: I plan to remain active in nursing through volunteerism and through contributions as a Neuman Systems Model trustee. In addition, I plan to do some traveling.

Sandra G. Hale Associate Professor of Nursing – 6 years of service Greatest satisfaction: I consider my greatest satisfaction at Lander to be my working relationship with the nursing faculty and staff and with my students. Our small group of men and women worked closely as we instituted the online RN to BSN program, the short-lived, accelerated threeyear BSN program and the admission of two nursing classes per year. We supported each other during turbulent times, both professionally and personally. We come from very different backgrounds and it is those differences that have made us a great group of nursing educators. My students are my life, and as a result, I am still involved professionally with student nurses in my “retirement job.” Memorable event: Being asked by the graduating class of 2004 to speak at their Nurses Recognition Ceremony. Also being asked by all graduating classes to assist in “pinning” them during my tenure.

Advice to new faculty: Involve yourself in your department’s activities, respect the differences of your co-workers in your department and grow professionally. Plans for the future: I am already supporting the efforts of graduating nursing students from all areas of the United States in preparing for the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) online and will also be traveling and presenting reviews to students preparing to take the NCLEX. I love to travel and I love to have it paid by someone else.

Frank E. Jackson Associate Professor of Mass Communication; Chair, Department of Art; and Chair, Department of Mass Communication and Theatre – 36 years of service Greatest satisfaction: My wife and I have loved living in Greenwood. We’ve seen Lander and the community grow, not just in numbers but in the quality of life, and I enjoy thinking that I have contributed to that quality of life in the larger Lander community. With the help of my colleagues, the mass communication and theatre program was started in 1985, and I had the pleasure of watching the successful development of that program. However my greatest satisfaction has been when our graduates have thanked us for the part we have played in making their lives happy and their careers successful. Memorable event: My most memorable event was directing my first play in the newly completed Cultural Center Auditorium. But I’ll never forget standing at Sproles with Joe Cabri, Pete Vahjen and Leonard Lundquist as we watched the Budweiser truck unloading kegs for Field Day. Advice to new faculty: Forget about the politics and do what you know is right. Plans for the future: In the short term, I will be available for as much service as my colleagues need. However, I intend to spend a lot more time with my grandchildren. I look forward to taking them camping and leading them to appreciate the outdoors and to enjoy our parks. My wife and I are planning to head west on Amtrak with no real destination in mind, and I intend to revive my hobbies in photography and amateur radio (I have an amateur radio license — so I really am a “ham”). And I’ve dusted off my beer brewing equipment to enjoy that beautiful union of science and art.

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Dr. Robert Phillips Professor of English – 33 years of service Greatest satisfaction: Since my sabbatical in 1999, my Arthurian Legend course has become an absolute joy to teach. I’m grateful for each opportunity to teach this course. Memorable event: This is hard to say, but in a clinch I believe that my dearest memory concerns a panel of Lander English graduates speaking to my Senior Seminar in spring of 2002. Robin Chrisley, Aaron Klugh, Michael Burriss, Jennifer Fleming and John Bowers showed that English majors can do anything — travel, teaching, sales, marketing, software construction, journalism — whatever. Advice to new faculty: Rely on productive, thoughtful faculty, administrators, staff and students. Too much attention to cynical drama queens and kings causes havoc to all concerned. Plans for the future: Writing, woodworking, gardening, fishing, cycling, canoeing, renovating our house — the list goes on and on.

Dr. Aron G. Tannenbaum Professor of Political Science – 33 years of service Greatest satisfaction: May I be permitted two? The first was being a classroom instructor. I found enormous pleasure in the simple act of showing up for work, day in and day out, to interact with students. The second of my greatest satisfactions was working with intelligent, friendly and creative colleagues in selected academic programs that helped Lander to distinguish itself as an institution of higher education. Among these programs were the Freshman Seminar program, which Lander helped pioneer in South Carolina, and the Honors International Program (HIP), a program unique to Lander which I had the honor to direct for several years and which, I am glad to see, is now being revived. Memorable event: In the last decade of my career at Lander, students in my classes would occasionally tell me, privately and after class, that my classes were recommended to them by a parent who


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had taken my courses during their Lander student years. I find enormous pleasure in this sense of historical continuity. Advice to new faculty: Be wary of faculty politics. Henry Kissinger correctly observed that the intensity of faculty quarrels tends to be inversely proportional to their importance. Start out and work to maintain friendly and professional relationships with colleagues. Plans for the future: My plans are mainly to do some of the things I already do but do them more or more often. Driving across country to visit my children and my relatives (who live in New England and California) while stopping en route to visit baseball stadiums and presidential libraries, is a repeatable goal for me. Visiting friends in foreign lands (Russia, China, Europe) is another. A long-postponed fantasy is learning to drive an 18-wheeler. I look forward to teaching on a part-time basis.

Roger Wohlford Professor of Art – 33 years of service Greatest satisfaction: My greatest satisfaction has come from the colleagues with whom I have worked. And when I refer to colleagues, I am referring to both staff and faculty. I think that you would be hard-pressed to find a more generally congenial and hardworking group of people. I sincerely hope that the welcome and camaraderie that greeted me 33 years ago when I came to Lander under President Larry Jackson will continue to hold true for all of Lander’s new employees well into the future. Memorable event: The first thing that occurred to me was the Fine Arts Study Tour. Having served as co-leader on a number of them to Italy and Greece, I have truly enjoyed being able to share my knowledge with the students and others on the tours, but as I thought a little longer, I realized that the most memorable event has to be when my son, Colin, graduated from Lander and I was able to be on stage to hand him his diploma and give him a hug. Advice to new faculty: Start out as organized as possible and make sure to document everything you do. Plans for the future: While I plan to continue teaching full time for at least one more year, I’m really looking forward to having more time for my artwork, especially as I will have the addition to my studio finished this summer.

Lander Faculty Awarded Endowed Professorships Lander University associate professors Dr. Robert Stevenson and Dr. Ralph Layland have been named recipients of endowed professorships awarded by The Lander Foundation for 2008-2011. Stevenson, associate professor of journalism and director of student publicaDr. Robert Stevenson tions, was named recipient of the Monica Martin Stranch Endowed Professorship. Layland, associate professor of inorganic chemistry and chair of the Department of Physical Sciences, received The Lander Foundation Endowed Professorship. Both awards are given to current tenured Lander faculty members who represent the university’s commitment to teaching and learning, and who have distinguished records of scholarly and creative activity, and service to Dr. Ralph Layland the university and the community. Stevenson and Layland were named to Lander’s faculty in 1999 and both are past recipients of the university’s highest teaching honor, the Distinguished Professor Award.

Stevenson graduated from Lander in 1987 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies with journalism emphasis, beginning a career that has taken him from newsrooms and broadcast booths to the classroom. He received his master’s in mass communication from the University of South Carolina (USC), where he also received a doctorate in higher education administration. He came on board at Lander in 1991, serving as director of Student Publications; eight years later, he began teaching courses in media, mass communication, journalism and speech. The author of numerous articles and studies on journalism, Stevenson was the first recipient of Lander’s Young Faculty Scholar Award. He is an area coordinator for freshman academic orientation and serves on Lander’s Retention Council. He also chairs Lander’s American Democracy Project, which has received national praise. Layland earned his bachelor’s in chemistry from the University of Scranton (Pa.), where he worked as a laboratory technician. He received a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry and completed postdoctorate work in solid state chemistry at USC, where he also served in research and teaching capacities. Always willing to go the extra mile for his students, Layland has spent time as an academic adviser to chemistry and prenursing majors at Lander. He also serves as a faculty adviser to Lander’s award-winning student affiliate chapter of the American Chemical Society. The publisher of many peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals, Layland has written or co-written several fully funded grants for campus needs and community research. He was named chair of the Department of Physical Sciences in 2004 and currently heads Lander’s Lottery Fund Technology Committee. He has served on the Faculty Senate, the Honors Program Committee, The Lander Foundation Grants Committee and the Academic Honor Council.

Mathis Named Director of Admissions Jennifer Mathis of Greenwood joined Lander in the spring as director of Admissions. Mathis is no stranger to Lander University, having worked in the Lander Admissions office from 2001-2005. She comes to Lander from Piedmont Technical College where she was dual enrollJennifer Mathis ment coordinator. A 1996 graduate of Greenwood High School, Mathis received a Bachelor of Arts in mass communication and journalism from the University of South Carolina in 2000 and a master’s in hu-

man resources development from Clemson University in 2004. “We plan to increase our presence in Greenwood and the six surrounding counties of Edgefield, Abbeville, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry and Saluda,” said Mathis. “There are many exciting things happening at Lander and we want to get high school students on campus to experience Lander firsthand. Students visiting campus will enjoy a very personalized tour, receiving a detailed glimpse of what the university has to offer.” Mathis also plans to strengthen recruitment initiatives throughout South Carolina. Lander Admissions counselors will build on Lander’s presence in areas of the state where the university has enjoyed success in recruiting students.

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Lander Honors Students for Academics, Student Life Lander recognized its academic and cocurricular standouts during the university’s annual spring Academic and Student Life Awards Banquet. Receiving the university’s prestigious President’s Award was biology major Linlei Ward of Kingstree, Class of ’08. Ward was also named Lander Woman of the Year. Others receiving awards were: C.K. Kirkland of Greenwood, business administration major, Lander Man of the Year; Heather Ward of Fort Mill, Class of ’08, political science major, Greek Woman of the Year; and Justin Kelley of Fountain Inn, Class of ’08, mass communication major, Greek Man of the Year.

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Lander Joins Space Grant Group Lander University was recently accepted into the South Carolina Space Grant Consortium (SCSGC), a group dedicated to strengthening the state’s aerospace-related research infrastructure. Formed in 1991, the consortium promotes exploration, education and public service related to the NASA mission, according to the SCSGC Web site. The group comprises more than a dozen educational institutions across the state, including the College of Charleston, Clemson University and the University of South Carolina. Consortium members are eligible to compete for NASAand SCSGC-funded research grants and programs, faculty and staff development and training, and travel to NASA centers. Currently, the SCSGC is supporting more than $192,000 in research awards for faculty and more than $126,000 in student awards, with research being done in a broad range of natural and biological sciences, mathematics and technology. “By joining the South Carolina Space Grant Consortium, Lander can establish strong ties with NASA and other consortium members,” said Dr. Lisa Brodhacker, assistant professor of organic chemistry and space grant campus director at Lander. For information about SCSGC grant opportunities, contact Brodhacker at or visit

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Empowering Women

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Lander Utilizes DHEC Grant to Breathe Life Into Recycling Accompanied by DHEC’s bottle recycling mascot, members of the Lander custodial staff visited campus offices sharing information about the revamped campus recycling program. As part of this new initiative, offices will be able to recycle aluminum cans, bottles, newspapers, printer paper and magazines, among other items. The improvements to Lander’s recycling program have been funded by a $25,000 grant from DHEC. The grant has helped the university buy disposal receptacles and other items for campus recycling needs. –Photo by Russell Martin


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Lander marked its annual March celebration of Women’s History Month with lectures by three successful women. Lecturers were Angelle LaBorde, president and chief executive officer of the Greenwood Area Chamber of Commerce; Anne Eller, co-owner of Sharp Facets Gallery in Greenwood; and Major Rachel Vanlandingham, chief, international law at U.S. Central Command Headquarters in Florida and principle adviser on detainee treatment and similar legal matters. Pictured at the first lecture are, from left: secondary education and history major Erin Kinney of Dillon; speaker Angelle LaBorde; mass communication major Megan Kinney of Dillon; and professor of history and lecture series organizer Dr. Jean Paquette. –Photo by Charlotte Cabri

Harmony Takes a Breather on Lander Campus In April, Lander welcomed runners taking part in the North American route of the World Harmony Run, a torch relay made up of many simultaneous relays occurring in nearly 100 nations, located on six continents. As part of a global effort to cultivate good will on a local level, the North American relay was kicked off in New York on April 10, with the aid of Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis and tennis champion Billie Jean King. As the runners approached the Lander campus, they were joined by university cross country and basketball team members and Lander President Dr. Daniel Ball (pictured) and his wife, Marjorie. –Photo by Russell Martin

Online Criminal Justice Program: A Good Fit with Busy Work Schedules Police officers who want to obtain baccalaureate degrees at their own pace are being drawn in larger numbers to Lander’s online criminal justice program. Criminal justice management is open to law enforcement officers who have associate degrees, preferably in criminal justice, and at least two years of police experience. Director Scarlet Moore, assistant professor of criminal justice, said 20 students are enrolled in the program, which Lander introduced in 2006 as the first completely online course of its kind offered by any public educational institution in South Carolina. She said the program’s flexibility is important because law enforcement officers often work long hours and rotating shifts. “Because the course is offered online, they are able to continue working full time while studying.” Sgt. Tracey Jordan of the McCormick Police Department earned an associate degree in criminal justice 21 years ago. He wanted to return to school to obtain a bachelor’s degree but could not fit the time required to attend classes into his work schedule. The 46-year-old Jordan solved the problem by enrolling in Lander’s online program and expects to graduate in 18 months. Mike Frederick, chief deputy for the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office and a 20-year law enforcement veteran, and his wife, Kim, are instructors in the program which Frederick’s boss,

Sheriff Dan Wideman, helped design. Blane Tarleton and Jeff Graham, two of Wideman’s deputies, are working on their degrees and believe Lander’s online Sgt. Tracey Jordan of the McCormick Police Department, course has made standing, consults with Chief LeRoy Martin about an adthem better at their ministrative police matter. Jordan is enrolled in Lander’s jobs by giving them online criminal justice management program, which, he said, gives him more flexibility to fit his studies into his administrative work schedule. –Photo by Dave Lorenzotti and management perspectives. Capt. Jinny Moran of Greenville County’s Public Safety Department has been a manager for several years and finds value in the Lander program. She said, “The upper-level classes have given me more advanced knowledge of the criminal justice system.” Lander has two other online academic programs. The Department of Nursing offers a bachelor’s degree in nursing for registered nurses, and the Department of Business Administration has an online health care management certificate program.

Texas Professor, Businessman Named COBPA Dean Lander University has selected a veteran educator, consultant and entrepreneur to lead the university’s business and social science students when they arrive for the 2008-2009 academic year. Dr. Charles R. B. “Chuck” Stowe, a tenured business professor and director of the Entrepreneurship Institute at the Sam Houston State University College of Business Administration in Texas, has been named dean of Lander’s College of Business and Public Affairs (COBPA). “I am looking forward to working with the students, faculty and staff to further Lander’s commitment to producing strong leaders in the fields of business and social science,” said Stowe, who will begin his position in August, following the retirement of Lander’s Dr. Royce Caines. “Dr. Stowe has an impressive background that includes a broad spectrum of academia, entrepreneurship, law and military service,” said Dr. Danny McKenzie, Lander vice president for Academic Affairs. “Dr. Stowe certainly brings a lot to the table, and his experience in these different environments will be an asset for our students and faculty.” Stowe earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Vanderbilt University and an M.B.A. in management from the

University of Dallas. He also holds a J.D. in law from the University of Houston and a Ph.D. from the University of Warsaw in Poland, where he studied management, international finance and entrepreneurship. Before coming to Lander, Stowe spent more than 25 years at Sam Houston State University (SHSU), Dr. Charles Stowe where he was responsible for –Photo by Megan Price leading and developing courses in business, finance and law. While there, he founded and directed the SHSU Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Outside the classroom, Stowe has been active in private business, serving 15 years as co-general partner of a venture capital firm. Prior to joining Sam Houston, he spent time as vice president of a New England paper company and as CEO of a real estate development company. He also served nearly 30 years in the U.S. Navy Reserve, with duties including public affairs, speech writing and recruiting.

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GIFTS TO LANDER This list recognizes individuals and organizations who provide financial support to the university. We appreciate their generosity and take pride in thanking them publicly. Care has been taken to be accurate with this list; if omissions or errors have occurred, please accept our regrets and bring this to our attention by contacting the Office of University Advancement, Lander University, 320 Stanley Ave., Greenwood, SC 29649, 864-388-8350.


July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008

Foundation Club

Gave/pledged $25,000-$250,000 The Abney Foundation William B. & Karen S. Allin Mr. & Mrs. George Brockenbrough Canal Charitable Foundation Linda Latham Dolny ’69 Greenwood County Elizabeth McKelvey Estate Douglas & Jean Mufuka Eleanor Cely Stoddard Estate Newell Whitener Estate

President’s Club

Gave/pledged $15,000-$24,999 John & Roberta Barnes Franklin & Martha Covington King Memorial Trust Jeff May ’73 Dr. & Mrs. Jerry D. Wilson

Dean’s Club

Gave/pledged $5,000-$14,999 Dr. & Mrs. Daniel W. Ball Ballentine Motors Mr. & Mrs. W. A. Barnette Jr. Steve Bolton ’69 C. E. Bourne & Company Charles Bradford James & Elizabeth Bradford R. Thornwell & Martha Dunlap EMBARQ Foundation for a Greater Greenwood Fuji Photo Film Greenwood-Lander Performing Arts Ann T. Hare Finis & Bettie Horne Ray (’90) & Julie Combs (’91) Hunt Mr. & Mrs. David E. Hyde Margaret Derrick Lee ’46 Bill & Marsha Lloyd Lloyd Roofing Company Martin-Sims Memorial Golf Tournament Dr. Kenneth Mufuka Dr. Fay Maria Mitchell Hart Rodenski ’57 Self Regional Healthcare Sims Concrete Susan Bowers Sims ’82 Elsie Smith Estate George (’81) & Julie Starnes Bruce White

Tower Club

Gave/pledged $1,000-$4,999 Josephine B. Abney



s a 1987 Lander alum, I know the value of a Lander education. It has made a positive difference in my life. As a South Carolina legislator for 10 years, I know the concerns that the people of South Carolina have regarding their families and their families’ futures. As a former public affairs specialist with State Farm Insurance, I know the importance that business and industry play in helping our citizens to realize their potential and to live productive lives. Now, in my new role as Lander’s vice president for University Advancement, I look forward to serving Lander but more importantly to serving those whom Lander serves. Lander has always been about people, the people who come here for an education and who go out to become leaders in their communities. It is about the people who teach those future leaders and who serve as mentors to those future leaders. It is about faculty and staff whose efforts enrich life on campus, in Greenwood and beyond, and it is about the business and civic leaders who support Lander in its education and cultural initiatives. I ask your help in building on the efforts of the Lander community and on the efforts of Eleanor Teal, who served so ably for 11 years as your vice president for University Advancement. I invite your ideas and suggestions as we work together to advance Lander University and ultimately to advance the lives of our students and alumni. I look forward to meeting with as many of you as possible over the coming year. You can also reach me at 864-388-8350 or by e-mail at It’s great to be back home at Lander. Adam Taylor Vice President for University Advancement Joebie & Marian Adams Welborn Adams Anonymous Bal Ballentine Mack Baltzegar Hank & Martha Barnette Bausch & Lomb Harold & Katherine Bone Ann Byrd Bowen ’54 Cheryl A. Browning ’69 Jimmy (’67) & Judi Burns Joe & Charlotte Cabri Royce & Cary Caines Sandra Davenport Calliham ’72 CapitalBank Central Carolina Community Foundation Peggy Cheezem Curtis & Paula Clark Lenna Hall Clifford Estate

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Dr. & Mrs. DeVore Compton Jr. (Margaret ’58) Countybank Hugh & Emily Finch (’70) Cox Bruce Churchill Cooper Power Systems Dai-Cole Waterproofing Company Inc. Davis & Floyd Inc. John W. & Peggy S. Davis Delta Kappa Gamma Epsilon Chapter Bob & Linda (’85) Dennis Mark Dolny & Amy Conklin Jeff & Ann Eller (Sharp Facets) Elliott Davis LLC Enterprise Rent-A-Car Dr. Richard S. Fox A Friend of Lander Athletics GLEAMS HRC

Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Gorham Greenwood Development Corporation Greenwood Vocational Rehabilitation Center Greenwood Woman’s Club Steve (’80) & Gayle Grogan Peter & Belinda Henschel Maurice (’78) & Mary (’78) Holloway Larry & Barbara Jackson John Johnston Kiwanis Club of Greenwood Glenn & Kathy Lawhon Don Lloyd ’83 John & Evelyn King (’64) Lomax Furman & Carol McKinney (’87) Mauldin Calhoun & Ella Claire Lee (’48) Mays

John & Norma McAlhany Charles & Betty McDaniel Betsy M. McDowell Charles McNeill ’52 Usha Menon ’88 Dr. & Mrs. William C. Moran Chris & Diane Newton O’Dell Corporation Judi Opalak William John & Jean Park Kenny & Nancy Poston Charlie & Sally (’90) Rogers Harriet Cuttino Rusch ’58 Don (’75) & Cindy Young (’76) Scott D.L. Scurry Foundation Betty Kellett Sims ’58 Dr. David Slimmer Dr. & Mrs. James H. Smith Bill & Linda (’93) Stevens Dewitt & Carolyn Stone Grady & Martha Burnett (’48) Strom John H. Stroud Dixon & Eleanor (’93) Teal C.Y. Thomason Foundation Margaret Bailey Tinsley ’37 Alan & Jeanee Treeter Dr. Larry E. Vereen Randy & Gina Wagoner Iris Waldrep Walker ’45 Christian & Angie Southerland (’90) Wypasek Bruce B. Young ’71 Ernest & Nancy Young

Old Main Club

Gave/pledged $200-$999 Abbeville Sporting Goods Dr. & Mrs. F. Erwin Abell Jr. (Mary Alice ’60) Robert & Susie Gray (’58) Abercrombie Carroll (’74) and Robin Fraley (’88) Agnew Chris Alex ’98 Keri Allin ’92 Demetri Andrews ’00 Lorraine Angelino ’05 Anonymous Aramark Atheneum Study Club Steve & Sally Baggett Roger “Chipper” Bagwell ’73 Jean Smith Baker ’51 Doris J. Baldwin Ken C. Barnes John Bassett Kimberly S. Bastian Alice Scott Beaudrot ’41 Bill Belair Jimmy & Cheryl (’95) Bell Philip & Libby Bell Don (’70) & Audine Boone (’65) Bergman Beta Gamma Sigma Blyth Funeral Home Bill Bonds ’81 Len & Lynn Bornemann Randy & Pat Bouknight James & Lauren Boylston James & Elizabeth Bradford Bobby & Cynthia (’00) Britt Doris Pruitt Brockington ’46 Mr. & Mrs. Emmett F. Brooks Helen Bryan Childres & Susan (’86) Buchanan Andrea M. Butler

• G I F T S Chris Cabri Marvin & Katherine Davis (’69) Cann Marion & Sara Carnell Waymon Cassell Sarah Boozer Catoe ’70 Celeste’s Fine Jewelry Peggy E. Chandler Dr. Richard Christian Citizens Trust Judge Gary E. Clary Bill (’78) & Gay (’76) Coleman George & Linda Coleman Virginia Coggins Coleman ’42 Jim & Dottie Conley Jeff (’93) & Mary Kathrine (’93) Constant Cooper Power Systems Amanda “Mandi” Cox Robert Craig Cox ’90 Marc Cromer & Peggy GorhamCromer Alan & Chandler Reep (’83) Darling Larry & Soni Rushton (’84) Davis Nancy Drake Davis ’64 Dill’s Locksmith Eric Doolittle ’79 Henry A. (’75) & Faith P. (’87) Dorn DSP Architects James & Nancy Edwards Robert & Martha Erwin Bubba & Jo Ann Fennell Marion & Bonnie Finch Kat Laye Finkbeiner ’71 Firmin Ford Inc. First Citizens Bank Barry (’66) & Gayle (’66) Fish Charles Fowler ’81 Hunter & Sue Rast (’50) Foy Buck Free Wesley S. Frierson ’03 Jerry Howle Gallant ’48 Bill (’69) & Marlene N. Garvin Ray & Mary Gillespie Stephen & Catherine Goins Bridgett Golman Tiara D. Good Tommy Graham ’74 Mr. & Mrs. Carlton Greene Greenwood Equipment & Repair Greenwood Fabricating Greenwood Family YMCA Sylvia Brooks Grubb ’59 Gunnells Marine Gwen Bodie Gunnells ’83 Dennis (’69) & Peggy Cliatt (’69) Hammett Gene Hancock Harley Funeral Home Miller Haugh Ben Hawthorne ’78 Patricia McGee Helms ’60 David (’73) & Betty Jo (’74) Henderson Guy & Lisa Hendrix H.D. Payne & Company Herbert Anderson Construction H.H. Turner Jewelers Horace Mann Companies Delsie Horne Elaine Chetti Howard ’65 HUNT Financial Group Inc Hunter & Associates Katie Hupp Ann Hutto Evelyn Irwin Sharon Davis Ivey ’97 Ennis & Dru James Dr. & Mrs. Harvey E. Jeffreys (Scottie ’97) Jo Ellen Roberts Johnson ’60 Alma Brooks Young Jones ’44 Paul R. Jones Jr.


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Lander University Gifts Report July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2008

Annual Type Gifts Bearcat Club Gifts RWS Complex Grants through the University In-Kind Gifts Trusts, Estates and Other Total Funds Collected Pledges Outstanding Pledges RWS Complex Outstanding Total Gifts to Date


848,961.08 218,361.54 182,380.50 374,554.55 45,468.77 275,259.38 $1,944,985.82 4,345.37 230,755.00 $2,180,086.19

July 1, 2006 – June 30, 2008

Total Gifts/Pledges to RWS Complex Campaign

Doug and Sally Hill (’75) Kauffmann Perry and Pitsa Kerhoulas Sandra Kerhoulas-Moser ’79 Yoji Kida ’78 Ronnie & Linda C. Kidd Lakelands Master Gardeners Association Ernest Lander Brad & Leslie Chandler LaRue La Societe Des 40 Hommes Et 8 Chevaux, Greenwood La Societe Des 40 Hommes Et 8 Chevaux, Newberry Gus & Maude Wilson (’61) Latham Jack & Kay Lawrence Jerry (’63) & Valerie Gaillard (’62) Lazenby Lee & Associates Roland LeMaster Roland & Mildred Lide Patricia F. Lloyd Nick & Sally Lomax Don & Lee Long Kenneth & Laura Long Joyce McCormick Ludwa ’85 Harold & Betty Coleman (’51) Lumley Mac-Gray Services Inc. Mildred Brooks Madden ’34 Dr. & Mrs. Herbert Magruder Ken (’80) & Peggy McClinton (’81) Makins Jim (’93) & Denise Wilson (’89) Manley Ray O. Manley Georgia Culbreth Martin ’40 Jim & Suzie Martin Kathy Hull Mays ’67 James F. McCoy ’82 Barney & Mary McDaniel McDonald, Patrick, Tinsley, Baggett & Poston, LLP Mr. & Mrs. James E. McDonald Cecil & Jean Tribble (’48) McFerrin Danny & Macy McKenzie Shannon McKever McMillan Smith & Partners Architects, PLLC Leo F. McMullin Meredith Mims McTigue ’95 Mike McWhorter ’76 Carolyn Miller ’54

Kamran Mir ’79 Jim Moneyhun Charlotte Rauton Moore ’67 Justice James & Mary Deadwyler (’63) Moore Paul (’93) & Amber O’Connor (’97) Morgan Dr. Robert N. Moser Pat Mueller Dr. Linda K. Neely Klaus & Carol Neubner Billy & Suzanne Nicholson Floyd & Mamie Nicholson Col. James E. Nicholson Dava O’Connor Old Mt. Zion Church Bill & Beth (’84) Osteen James G. Padgett D.M.D. The Palmetto Bank Joe & Robin Patrick Caitlin Pattison ’06 Robert I. Phillips Pi Sigma Alpha Douglas Pippin Rob Pittser ’94 Margaret R. Poston Tim Powell ’96 Lee W. (’77) & Karen Hinton (’77) Prather Stuart H. Prather III ’75 Paul (’84) & Margaret Werts (’84) Pridmore Earle & Jo Ann Miley (’60) Purkerson Quad Graphics Arthur Radcliffe ’94 Mr. & Mrs. Charles J. Radford Dana A. Rawl Johnson Reames Kathleen M. Rhoads Walt Roark Walter & Jackie DeVore (’72) Roark Steve (’84) & Dana Roberts Gail Wood Robertson ’61 Dr. Juan Santandreu Lynn Ellison Sargent ’78 John G. Saris Foundation Margaret Lander Scheibler ’33 Warren & Delray Schulze Don (’75) & Cindy (’76) Scott Virginia P. Self Chuck & Jennifer (’68) Sexton Myra Greene Shaffer ’78 Judge & Mrs. Curtis Shaw


Gajinder & Ritu Singh Robin & Denise Skinner Daryl (’98) & Adawn (’98) Smith Kianna S. Smith Snead Builders Supply Company Wayne & Leslie (’86) Southard Jack Steinberg Jerry Stevens ’93 Chip & Lorraine Stockman Bob Stoner Clifford W. Stumbo CPA Dr. Bob Taylor Betty Babb Teague ’58 Fred & Barbara Teeter Marinelle Griffith Thompson ’55 Fred Thrailkill ’70 Tinsley & Adams LLP Dr. Meredith Uttley Steve Vanadia S. Anne Walker ’72 J.W. & Toni Ward Bill Waters ’85 Ricci Land Welch Jerry (’82) & Betsy Shedd (’81) White Larry & Myrna White Sandy Wilkie ’76 (The Wilkie Agency) Michael (’64) & Betty (’64) Williams Mike Williams Jr. Mary Alice Parkman Wilson ’44 Olive F. Wilson Steve Wohlwend ’81 Norma Wood Frank & Anne (’96) Workman Hayne Workman Mickey (’68) & Elaine Crawford (’68) Young

Loyalty Club

Gave/pledged up to $199 Mr. & Mrs. F. Wates Adams Gary Adams ’81/’98 Sharon McMahan Adams ’65 Van (’04) & Amanda Corley (’03) Adams John Alexander ’00 David Altus Robert Don Amick ’72 Frances M. Amyx John S. & Carol McCombs Anderson Neil & Maree Anderson

Dorrell Boney Antley ’62 Ann Simmons Arnold ’56 Elizabeth Polatty Arnold ’01 Kent & Ashley Free (’98) Atkins Chris Ayer Warren F. Bacote ’89 Anne Baggett James Beetle (’78) & Debra Bailey Johnnie W. Bailey Sandra Greiner Baker ’67 Michele Ballenger ’04 George Ballentine Glenn Banks ’64 Norma Banner ’72 Lyn Murph Bartley ’01 Neil Bartley ’83 Pam T. Bartley ’98 Johnathan Bass ’05 Phil Bates Roderick & Pamela Beauford Faye H. Bedwell David & Hunter Bell W.T. Bellune Jane S. Benjamin Ray (’58) & Jo Ann Fowler (’60) Berry Corrie Bessinger ’07 Best Way Signs Gavin (’90) & Sonya Williams (’96) Bethea Bi-Lo Dr. Debra Deloache Bishop ’75 Martha Broadway Blackmon ’65 Sarah Mauldin Blackmon Clyde & Lina Blizzard Grace Rhodes Bobo ’49 Julie Glace Boggs ’81 Adele Gunter Bonnette ’66 Arch Booker Jr. ’78 Arch & Cass Booker Lisa Valine Boone ’89 Shirley Booth Scott (’96) & Jennifer Wilson (’93) Boozer Bobby M. Bowers Patsy Martin Bowie ’57 Claude Bradberry Janet Holliday Bradford ’67 Alisha Bradley Grace Fagg Bradley ’43 Dr. & Mrs. James Branham Miriam Stevenson Breckenridge ’55 Glenn (’88) & Tammy Doolittle (’88) Breed LeBron (’82) & Deborah (’03) Bright Bob (’88) & Dianne Hartzog (’88) Brimmer Edward & Claire Britt Carl (’61) & Barbara (’62) Brock Ruth Botts Brock ’52 K. Lisa Brodhacker Julia Quartermus Brooks ’49 Evelyn Swofford Brown ’44 Jane McTeer Brown ’55 Laurie Kerhoulas Brown ’91 Mary Alice Poole Brown ’45 Raishawn Brown ’93 Rex C. Brown Ruth Brown ’37 Pamela Reid Brownhill ’75 Irene Chiles Browning ’55 Lessie Hunter Brownlee ’83 Twynette Bryant Mary Ann Rainey Bryson ’75 Jones F. Buchanan Raymond Buckler Sara Harris Buckles ’60 George & Laurie Bulinsky Carol Burgess ’64 Mr. & Mrs. William E. Burnett (Mary Alice ’57) Mary I. Burton

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• G I F T S Frank Busterna Martha Gambrell Busterna ’79 Grady Butler Jesse L. Butler ’77 Rhoda K. Butler ’70 Chris Byrd Kevin Byrd ’02 Marvin Byrd Megan Derrick Byrd ’03 Steve (’57) & Carol Byrd Aquilino (’96) & Michelle Cather (’96) Caban Taylor Cabaniss Ryan Camak ’96 Col. Phillip T. Campbell, Ret.,’68 William Z. Cannon Greg (’78) & Geneal Gilliam (’78) Cantrell Claire M. Cappio ’01 Linda Carson Jeff Carter ’80 Roy Cassell ’61 Martha Sligh Chalmers ’46 Elizabeth Long Chiles ’46 Dennis D. Chou ’98 Glenn Clark Joel & Abby Cleland Suzanne Thompson Clement ’63 Adam & Lisa Scott Cline Judy Cobb Martha Cobb Dr. & Mrs. O.M. Cobb Jr. Stephen (’01) & Laura Beth Gray (’04) Cobb Jamie Collier ’02 Bill & Betsy Collins Jack & Sandy Collins Joyce King Collins ’49 Dr. Lloyd Collins Jr. ’69 Dr. Yvonne Combs James B. Comiskey John H. Conn ’66 Brian Conner Connie L. Conner Keith & Cheryl Connor Michael & Judy Connor Mark Cook ’00 Valerie Cook ’85 Martin & Julie Cooner Mark Cooper Charlie & Linda Copas Sheila Cowan Copeland ’82 Gina Padgett Corley ’91 Gwen Laramore Counts ’51 Vivian Chiles Counts ’43 Josh Covington Jr. ’99 Bradley Cox Alice W. Craig Anne Craig Julian & Jeannette Craig Marjorie Irwin Craig ’65 Lt. Col. William Crapps, Ret., ’60 Harold Crawford ’74 Joseph & Robin Creel Peggy Carter Crocker ’58 Bruce Cross ’97 John D. Crouch Jr. ’95 George & Jennie Dean Crout Greg (’95) & Sunni Taylor (’95/’98) Crowe Margaret Jordan Cunningham ’62 Grace Lynn Curry Mary Catherine Muir Cutrell ’72 Dori Lollis Dahlberg ’97 Giles Daniel Mr. & Mrs. Chris Dansby Jr. Philip Datz Jan Daubener ’69 Bernice Daugherty Daum Plumbing Rebecca Cox Davenport David Lindsey Clothier Inc. George (’82) & Rebecca Davis Jill Marie Davis


Steve & Ginny Heath (’78) Davis Peggy Ann Dean Carla Decker Hank F. Deer ’87 Kevin (’93) & Allison Ballew (’93) Dempsey John M. Dent Rebecca Ponder Deviney ’97 Debra Lyons Dill ’90 J. Bowen Dillashaw ’64 Pamelia Dobson ’89 Paul Dodd ’00 Katherine Anne Dollason Daniel & Sharon Dolny Jane Culbertson Dooling ’72 Joseph (’03) & Cathy Bishop (’02) Dority Carol Lynn Greiner Dorn ’70 Larry & Nancy Dozier Tara Dunbar ’97 Timothy Dupont ’01 Mark Duvall ’88 Kenneth R. Dye Jeff & Cindy Dysart James L. Edwards Gray Ellenberg III Verma J. Ellington Merle Henson Ervin ’52 Judy Cheek Ethridge Lester & Joan Everette Leslie Carroll Ferrell ’98 Crystal Scott Fields ’97 Adam (’02) & Brandy Tare (’05) Finch Bryan Fink Karen Finney C.D. Fleming Harold Fred Fleming Michael Flickinger ’04 Ann Flinchum Food Lion Melvin & Shirley Foshee Tony Foster ’82 W. Lang Foster Jr. Suzanne Lusk Fowley ’95 Helen E. Fox ’39 Shawn (’97) & Kaye Ramsey (’97) Foxworth Ethel Walker Fralick ’49 Mr. & Mrs. George S. Franke Barbara Butler Frazier ’55 Jim & Earlene (’77) Freeman Dr. Barbara Tapp Freese Al Frierson Marcy Gadagno Rebecca Barnhill Gadry ’69 Jilian Gale ’00 Jean Edwards Galt ’51 Al (’81) & Leigh (’82) Gambrell Jason (’97) & Amy Dempster (’98) Gambrell Wayne & Judy Gantt David & Rebecca Gardner Mr. & Mrs. W.A. Gardner Dee & Linda Garner Frances Garren ’86 Cindy Gary Sylvia Boozer Gibson ’57 Alice Harmon Gilchrist ’89/’94 Linda DeLoach Gillespie ’66 Martha Fairey Gillespie ’71 S. Donald Goff Eula Sullivan Goforth ’41 Don L. & Carolyn K. (’87) Going Reece L. (’74) & Susan C. Going J. David Goldman ’79 Jerrel (’69) & Linda Goldman T. Marvin Goldman ’66 Jerry & Kathy (’87) Goldsmith Dr. & Mrs. Richard H. Goodwin Jr. Mr. & Mrs. G.E. Goudelock (Nelle ’47) Mildred Gowan

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Gary Graham ’06 Dr. Bill Gray Greene & Company LLP Daniel & Tracy Greene Crystal Addison Greenway ’86 Greenwood Chiropractic Bill & Peggy Gregg Dianne Lide Gregory Linda Riser Groggel ’67 James Guidry Thomas Guinan Drs. Gilbert & Susan Guinn Annie Gunby Joseph Hackett Sandra G. Hale Rut & Norma Hammond Daniel Hannah Ann Lawton Hardy ’71 Ruple & Billie Harley Jim & Joan Bonnette (’56) Harris Daniel M. Harrison David Harrison ’77 John & Jeanne (’75) Harrison John N. Harrison Meg Poston Hastings ’07 Marguerite Huckaby Havird ’41 Dr. Jerald D. & Sandra Hawkins Jody (’96) & Leigh Perrin (’98) Hazel Kirby & Becky Hearn Ann Heironimus ’85 Sylvia Wood Heironimus ’61 Robert & Dianna Helfrich Hoyt Hembree Carol M. Henderson Happy Henry Erik (’95) & Paola Cespedes (’98) Herrmann Robert Hicks Jean Byars Higgins ’68 Frank & Wanda Hill John & Jane Hill Don E. Hines Mark (’87) & Lori Kiser (’88) Holcombe Grace H. Holley Gayle Overby Holliday ’61 Sara Hollingsworth Sondra Worrell Holtzman ’92 Melva Craft Hoover ’39 Bryan (’88) & Sheila Griffin (’86) Hope Bettye Campbell Hopkins ’54 David Horne ’83 Lynn P. Horne Elaine Austin Horton ’65 Howard E. Houston ’03 Mac & Holly Hubbard Yvonne Thomas Hudgens ’74 Hazel Hughes Sy Hughes ’01 Tommy & May Anne Hughston Hukill Family Melissa Hurt Hull ’83 Sue E. Hunter Marko (’97) & April Fowler (’96) Huttunen Betty Saunders Hydrick ’55 Leisa Myers Igleheart ’95 The Index-Journal Thomas Ingle ’71 Dick & Karen Inglese Verna Cooper Jenkins ’58 Nancy Jennings Nichole Jensen ’02 Dean Johnson ’85 Donna Hoffer Johnson Eric Johnson ’83 Linda Knight Johnson ’65 Robert & Shirley Dawsey (’54) Johnson Sherry Arant Johnson ’61 Jana Tribble Jones Rosa S. Kaminer William H. Kay

Phyllis Eddy Kelley ’66 James Kier Heyward King Dr. Yvonne Tapson King Mac Kirkpatrick Steve Klapko N. Elaine Knight ’79 Rebecca J. Koch Michael Koone ’04 Margaret Grindley Kraus ’67 Katherine Harmon Kunkle ’86 Sherri Lackey Gowan (’77) & Betsy Vaughn (’77) Lancaster Lander Evening Club Jim (’86) & Jolene Lander Dr. Patricia S. Lander Evangeline Layne Landress ’48 Tabby Strickland Langley ’80 Glenn & Jean Langrehr John, Janice & Alicia Latham Robin Lawrence ’96 Teri Gunter Lawson ’02 Dr. Ralph & Erin (’00) Layland Merrill Eargle Leaphart ’63 Brian Leedy ’06 Mike (’76) & Linda (’76) Leedy John & Joan Lemoine Nick Leventis Joseph & Helen Lewis Kitty Lewis Wilbert Lewis ’76 Bill Lindsay ’96 D.J. Livernois Steve & Lisa Williams (’86) Lloyd Ralph (’73) & Gilda Wall (’73) Logan Preston Lollis ’57 Jennifer Wicker Lomax ’96 Mary Ann Floyd Loos ’70 Ray Lorick Roy Lorrimore Olgethia Harris Louden ’83 Rebecca Ivey Love ’87 June Wells Lowery ’55 Linda Lucas ’72 Pam Sherard Lytch ’81 M & M Tire Company William Daniel Mahon Roberta Major Albert & Debra Mangiapane Cushena Mansell Sam (’72) & Ann Hay (’75) Marcengill Helen H. Marshall Hilda Creed Marshall ’49 John (’98) & Kerri Weed (’99) Martin Russell Martin ’00 Charles B. Mauldin ’99 Carolyn Layne May ’55 H. Will May T.D. Maze & Jennifer Richter Maze Judy Lane McAbee ’57 Rodney (’78) & Ann (’78) McAlister Nova Jane McCombs John (’71) & Sandy Reynolds (’86) McCord Jeff (’92) & Melissa Turner (’95/’01) McCutcheon Mary Fuller McDill ’39 Mr. & Mrs. Jack McDowell Kathleen McDowell Ann McFerrin Colleen McGowan ’81 John Thomas McGrath Barbara Bruce McInnis ’56 Roland & Martha McKinney Nancy Ouzts McKittrick ’66 Susan Klein McLaughlin ’77 James J. Meade ’95 Geraldine Morton Miller ’91

Marie Todd Milling ’64 Glenna P. Minor Karen Watson Minter ’95 Grace Ore Mitchell ’61 Dr. & Mrs. E. Mims Mobley Jo Beth Hillhouse Moesley ’64 Delina Seigler Montgomery ’62 Diane B. Moody Chris Moore Deborah Simpson Moore ’72 James A. Moore III Linda B. Moore ’84 Marion (’79) & Nancy Talbert (’77) Moore Scarlet Bell Moore Sidney Moore Jr. ’76 Joe Morgan ’03 Morris Chapel Baptist Church L. Leotus Morrison Terry Morse ’84 Pamela Jackson Morton ’92 Karen Mosher Lenette Moshier ’94 Broy S. Moyer Harold Moyer Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Coronaca Dayle Coleman Mumford ’93 Carolyn Hughes Murph ’40 Selona Loyless Murph ’36 Leslie MacTaggart Myers Chad (’02) & Maranda Allen (’02) Nabors Lunette Anderson Nanney ’61 Dr. Deborah Natvig Carolina Roberts Nave ’03 Mr. & Mrs. John T. Nave Elaine Gaddis Neff ’73 Newell’s Music Joye Jones Newman ’61 Kevin Newton Kimberly Newton-Burgess ’03 Jim Nichols ’95 Brad (’95) & Angie (’96) Nickles Joyce Johnson Nickles ’60 Olga Nunez-Lopez Anthony G. Nuniziato Dr. Kellie M. O’Connell ’99 Dava O’Connor Michael (’87) & Elizabeth Ray (’87) O’Dell Samuel & Leslie Lander Orr Mary Beth Abercrombie Oswald ’97 Donna Reeves Outen Helen Raymond Ouzts ’65 Mary Elizabeth Horne Ouzts ’51 Amanda June Owens ’52 Inez Singletary Owens ‘65 Jeff Owens ’85 Terri Whitlock Owens ’07 Tripp & Betsy Rush (’94) Owings Pansy Berry Padgett ’63 Mae W. Page ’48 Laler Horne Palmer ’46 Palmetto Insurance Palmetto Systems Inc. of Greenwood Daniel L. Pardieck Dr. & Mrs. Jack Parham Kelly L. Parker Calvin L. Parkman ’58 Fay Parkman ’57 May Parkman ’57 Richard & Allison Patrick Craig Patterson Walt & Susan Patterson Frances Smith Patton ’54 Ronnie (’68) & Elaine Baxter (’69) Paul Kevin Pederson Sallie Shirley Peebles ’58 Rusty Pemberton ’83 Tommy & Peggy Taylor (’72) Pendley

• D O N O R S Donna Adams Perry ’78 Donnie & Johanna Perry John (’87) & Alison Armstrong (’87) Phillips Melissa Phillips ’93 Keith (’96) & Edie McCarson (’96) Pickens Angela Jones Pilkington ’93 Joe (’74) & Linda Bolick (’75) Pitt Denise Pitts ’86 Michael Pitts ’86 Donna Hartley Pixler ’91 Rebecca Gaines Platts ’61 Bob & Hannah Poe Frank & Susan Polatty Riley Claire Langley Polk ’61 Michael T. Poore ’95 Ola Jones Porter ’57 Ellison Poston Jeffrey A. Poston ’02 Katherine Poston Meg Poston Nancy Poston Patsy Hammond Powell ’55 Marguerite Sanders Prescott ’66 Sara Braynard Price ’04 Tyler Propst ’08 Dr. Terry O. Pruitt ’82 George & Beverly Psomas Humberto L. Quintana Norman G. Raiford ’66 Dr. William L. Ramseur Alvin (’72) & Sandra McGaha (’71) Rankin Curtis & Clydie Rauton Stan & Debbie Reeves Dr. Wilma Wilson Reeves ’59 Michael & Jan Ponto (’78) Reh Elizabeth Holcombe Reynolds Nate (’93) & Beth (’92/’94) Reynolds

DONORS BY CLASSES July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008

Class of 1933 Margaret Lander Scheibler Class of 1934 Mildred Brooks Madden Nancy Anderson Self Class of 1936 Selona Loyless Murph Class of 1937 Ruth Brown Mary Glynn Chambers Simpson Elizabeth Hardee Steele Margaret Bailey Tinsley Class of 1939 Helen Fox Melva Craft Hoover Mary Fuller McDilll Class of 1940 Myra Stone Glasgow Georgia Culbreth Martin Carolyn Hughes Murph Class of 1941 Alice Scott Beaudrot Eula Sullivan Goforth Marguerite Huckaby Havird Sybill Browning Traylor Vivian Jaynes Wynn Class of 1942 Virginia Coggins Coleman Annie Laura Harbison Williams Class of 1943 Grace Fagg Bradley Vivian Chiles Counts Lillie Plowden Waldrep

Mary Cameron Shealy Richardson ’59 Kimberly Richburg Carolyn Harris Riddick ’57 Patrick Riddick Camilla Jameson Riddle ’58 Dean Riddle ’83 Marshall Ridlehoover ’70 Branko Rieger Talton & Emma Rinehart Tammy C. Roberson Cathy Roberts Jim Roberts Phillip Robuck ’60 Diane Rodgers Stephanie Stevens Rodgers ’87 Barry N. Roe ’88 RoMac Trophies & Engraving Joshua & Jill Scott Rose Robin Rosenberg ’78/’89 Chris & Karen Roubicek Robert Roundtree ’03 Ginger Holmes Rowell Allen Roy ’67 Michael E. & Deborah Runyan Jane Chandler Rush ’63 Dorothy Ewing Russell ’61 Doris D. Sandberg Mary Sanders ’59 Leigh Saunders ’04 Lillie Saunders ’04 Mary Erneston Savvas ’50 Cathy Bass Sayer ’81 Dr. Carol J. Scales Elmer & Nora Schaible Charles & Sarah Schulze Lamar Scott ’82/’84 Robin (’79) & Maria Scott Stan (’81) & Cindy Deadwyler (’81) Scott Dr. David P. Sealy

Class of 1944 Evelyn Swofford Brown Alma Brooks Young Jones Mary Alice Parkman Wilson Class of 1945 Mary Alice Poole Brown Iris Waldrep Walker Class of 1946 Grace Rhodes Bobo Doris Pruitt Brockington Martha Sligh Chalmers Elizabeth Long Chiles Margaret Derrick Lee Laler Horne Palmer Louanne Marshall Shell Ruby Chapman Whitmire Class of 1947 Nelle Cheatman Goudelock Class of 1948 Jerry Howle Gallant Evangeline Layne Landress Jean Tribble McFerrin Mae Wood Page Martha Burnett Strom Marguerite Thompson Wingard Bobbielu Lupo Woodward Class of 1949 Julia Quartermus Brooks Joyce King Collins Ethel Walker Fralick Hilda Creed Marshall Class of 1950 Sue Rast Foy Mary Erneston Savvas Mary Gravely Willis Class of 1951 Jean Smith Baker Gwen Laramore Counts Jean Edwards Galt Betty Coleman Lumley


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Chuck (’76) & Doris (’77) Sears Greg Sears ’99 George Sease Shawn Sease Lee Ann Youngblood Seay ’82 Linda Coleman Self ’65 Nancy Anderson Self ’34 Mick Senn Chuck & Jennifer (’68) Sexton Elinor M. Shaner Louanne Marshall Shell ’46 John L. Sherrill Mr. & Mrs. Johnny Shiflet Susan Shirley Brett Simpson ’94 Mary Glynn Chambers Simpson ’37 Beverly Keadle Skinner ’60 Sarah Johnsey Smeal ’65 Tim Smedley ’97 George & Madeline Smith Joe E. Smith Justin Smith Michele Williams Smith ’91 Roger (’75) & Nancy Brewster (’75) Smith Sarah Cubbedge Snow ’67 Robbie Madden South Sandra Kersey Spake ’57 Mary Ellen Spearman Scott Sprouse ’89 Linzie Rodgers Staley Elizabeth Hardee Steele ’37 Bill Steifle Neil C. Steifle ’73 Betty Stephens ’62 L. Shannon Stephens ’92 Rodney (’87) & Robin Stone Amy Langley Strickland ’91 Allison Whitman Sullivan ’02 Barbara Mason Swain ’66 Lynn Johnson Szlachetka ’98

Mary Elizabeth Horne Ouzts Class of 1952 Ruth Botts Brock Merle Henson Ervin Charles McNeill Amanda June Owens Class of 1954 Ann Byrd Bowen Bettye Campbell Hopkins Shirley Dawsey Johnson Carolyn Miller Frances Smith Patton Gladys Winchester Turner Margaret Harrison Wallen Class of 1955 Miriam Stevenson Breckenridge Jean McTeer Brown Irene Chiles Browning Barbara Butler Frazier Betty Saunders Hydrick June Wells Lowery Carolyn Layne May Patricia Hammond Powell Marinelle Griffith Thompson Class of 1956 Ann Simmons Arnold Joan Bonnette Harris Barbara Bruce McInnis Class of 1957 Patsy Martin Bowie Mary Alice Cox Burnett Sylvia Boozer Gibson Preston Lollis Judy Layne McAbee Fay Parkman May Parkman Ola Jones Porter Carolyn Harris Riddick Fay Maria Mitchell Hart Rodenski Sandra Kersey Spake

Bobby Taft ’77 Dr. Aron Tannenbaum Pam B. Tarlton Adam (’86) & Monica Leapard (’93) Taylor Jenny Taylor ’97 Van (’90) & Elizabeth (’94) Taylor Mary Jane Salley Teague ’64 Suzanne Turner Teem Debra Harr Tharpe ’81 Bill Theismann George M. Thomas Marion E. Thomas ’93 G. William & Nancy Thomason Charles R. Thompson Jr. Marjorie B. Todd David (’96) & Casey Turner (’00) Tompkins Sherryl Watson Toole ’72 Melissa Long Townsend ’91 Matthew T. Trainor ’05 Sybil Browning Traylor ’41 Mr. & Mrs. Jack W. Tribble Donald & Faye Y. (’85/’00) Trotter Margaret E. Troublefield Roger & Kathy Troutman Charlotte Hunt Tucker ’66 Hugh H. Tucker Gladys Winchester Turner ’54 Lacey Turner ’06 Susan Wise Turner ’87 Margaret Ulrichsen Uptown Bath & Kitchen Lee Valentine ’80 Fletcher & Resa Walch Margaret Harrison Wallen ’54 Robin Wand George & Iris Ward Trey (’89) & Ann Stringfellow (’90) Ward

Class of 1958 Susie Gray Abercrombie Ray Berry Peggy Carter Crocker Verna Cooper Jenkins Calvin L. Parkman Sallie Shirley Peebles Camilla Jameson Riddle Harriet Cuttino Rusch Betty Kellett Sims Betty Babb Teague Class of 1959 Sylvia Brooks Grubb Dr. Wilma Wilson Reeves Mary Cameron Richardson Mary Sanders Betty McFadden Wilson Class of 1960 Mary Alice White Abell Jo Ann Fowler Berry Sara Harris Buckles Lt.Col. William D. Crapps, Ret. Patricia McGee Helms Jo Ellen Roberts Johnson Joyce Johnson Nickles Jo Ann Miley Purkerson Phillip Robuck Beverly Keadle Skinner Paula Hunt Wilson Class of 1961 Carl Brock Roy Cassell Margaret Ann Jordan Cunningham Sylvia Wood Heironimus Gayle Overby Holliday Sherry Arant Johnson Grace Ore Mitchell Lunette Anderson Nanney Joye Jones Newman Rebecca Gaines Platts

Amy M. Ware ’99 Betty Jo Smith Warner ’61 R. Larry Wash Watson Landscaping Dr. Susan Webb ’75 Rosalind Welder Peter & Anne Rast Wells Ted & Libby Wentzky Cynthia Bopp Wessinger ’64 Wayne White ’83 Col. & Mrs. William J. Whitener Ruby Chapman Whitmire ’46 Dan & Kathy Murphy (’75) Wideman Virginia Wiggins Mr. & Mrs. John H. Wilde Linda Watson Wiles ’73 Cathy Gulledge Willard ’69 Annie Laura Harbison Williams ’42 Martha Gravely Willis ’50 Betty McFadden Wilson ’59 Billy & Paula Hunt (’60) Wilson James & Margaret Wilson Marguerite Thompson Wingard ’48 Audrey Goodwin Witherspoon ’71 Jack & Lydia Wofford Shelby Garrett Wood ’65 Susan Heironimus Wood ’91 Libby Woods ’04 Bobbielu Lupo Woodward ’48 Vivian Jaynes Wynn ’41 Linda Yochem-Sauerwein ’79 Jennie A. Yon ’84 Barry C. Young ’76 Joseph (’85) & Lynn Jenkins (’85) Young Elisabeth Zimmerman

Riley Claire Langley Polk Gail Wood Robertson Dorothy Ewing Russell Betty Jo Smith Warner Class of 1962 Dorrell Boney Antley Barbara Jennings Brock Valerie Gaillard Lazenby Delina Seigler Montgomery Betty Stephens Class of 1963 Jerry Lazenby Merrill Eargle Leaphart Mary Deadwyler Moore Pansy Berry Padgett Joanne Eubanks Rast Jane Chandler Rush Class of 1964 Glenn Banks Carol Norman Burgess Nancy Drake Davis J. Bowen Dillashaw Evelyn King Lomax Marie Todd Milling Jo Beth Hillhouse Moesley Mary Jane Salley Teague Cynthia Bopp Wessinger Betty Hipp Williams Michael Williams Class of 1965 Sharon McMahan Adams Audine Boone Bergman Martha Broadway Blackmon Marjorie Irwin Craig Elaine Austin Horton Elaine Chetti Howard Linda Knight Johnson Helen Raymond Ouzts Inez Singletary Owens Linda Coleman Self Sarah Johnsey Smeal Shelby Garrett Wood

Class of 1966 Adele Gunter Bonnette John Conn Barry Fish Gayle Gue Fish Linda DeLoach Gillespie T. Marvin Goldman Phyllis Eddy Kelley Nancy Ouzts McKittrick Marguerite Sanders Prescott Norman G. Raiford Barbara Mason Swain Charlotte Hunt Tucker Class of 1967 Sandra Greiner Baker Janet Holliday Bradford Linda Riser Groggel Margaret Grindley Kraus Kathy Hull Mays Charlotte Rauton Moore Sarah Cubbedge Snow Class of 1968 Col. Phillip Campbell, Ret. Jean Byars Higgins Ronnie Paul Jennifer Sexton Elaine Crawford Young Mickey Young Class of 1969 Steve Bolton Cheryl A. Browning Dr. Katherine Davis Cann Lloyd Collins Janet Daubener Linda Latham Dolny Rebecca Barnhill Gadry Bill Garvin Jerrel Goldman Dennis Hammett Peggy Cliatt Hammett Elaine Baxter Paul Cathy Gulledge Willard

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• D O N O R S Class of 1970 Don Bergman Claude Bradberry Rhoda Butler Sarah Boozer Catoe Emily Finch Cox C. Lynn Greiner Dorn Linda McKinney Goldman Mary Ann Floyd Loos Frank Ridlehoover Class of 1971 Kat Laye Finkbeiner Martha Fairey Gillespie Ann Lawton Hardy Thomas Ingle Bobbie Anders McCord John McCord Deborah Shealy Nye Sandra McGaha Rankin Audrey Goodwin Witherspoon

Bruce B. Young Class of 1972 Robert Amick Norma Banner Mary Muir Cutrell Jane Culbertson Dooling Linda Hurt Lucas Sam Marcengill Deborah Simpson Moore Peggy Taylor Pendley Alvin Rankin Jackie DeVore Roark Sherryl Watson Toole S. Anne Walker Class of 1973 Roger “Chipper” Bagwell Sandra Davenport Calliham David L. Henderson Sharon Wall Keesley Rowland LeMaster Jeff May

FACULTY & STAFF DONORS FACULTY DONORS Lorraine Angelino Dr. Daniel Ball Jonathan Bassett Lisa Brodhacker Dr. Joseph Cabri Dr. Royce Caines Linda Carson Dr. Joel Cleland Gay Coleman Yvonne Combs Brian Conner Rebecca Cox-Davenport Dori Lollis Dahlberg Bernice Daugherty Dr. Richard Fox Dr. Barbara Freese David Gardner Susan Going Sandra Hale Ann Hare Dr. Jerald Hawkins Sandra Hawkins Sue Hunter Leisa Myers Igleheart James Nelson Kier Theresa Lawson Jennifer Maze Timothy D. Maze Dr. Betsy McDowell Dr. Danny McKenzie Scarlet Moore Amber Morgan Dr. Kenneth Mufuka Leslie MacTaggart Myers Dr. Deborah Natvig Dr. Linda Neely Dava O’Connor Daniel Pardieck Bob Poe Kimberly Richburg Branimir Rieger Deborah O. Runyan Michael Runyan Dr. Juan Santandreu Dr. Dave Slimmer Robbie South Dr. Aron Tannenbaum Dr. Robert Taylor Dr. Meredith Uttley Elisabeth Zimmerman STAFF DONORS Kent Atkins Chipper Bagwell Michele Ballenger Pam Bartley Cheryl Bell Gavin Bethea


Shirley Booth Randy Bouknight Shelby Brown Carol Burgess Charlotte Cabri Tracy Clifton Jamie Collier Jeff Constant Jackie Counts Peggy Cromer Chandler Darling Paul Dodd Cindy Dysart Karen Finney Joe Franks Stacey Gantt Linda Goldman Kathy Goldsmith Steve Grogan Daniel Hannah Ben Hawthorne Lynn Horne Yvonne Hudgens Donna Johnson Linda Kidd Becky Koch Jean Langrehr Robin Lawrence Kitty Lewis Dave Lorenzatti Ray Manley Russell Martin Jeff May Mandi McCaslan Mary McDaniel Colleen McGowan Karen Minter Chris Moore Diane Newton Floyd Nicholson Deb Nygro CeCe Paul Kevin Pederson Megan Varner Price Beverly Psomas Cathy Roberts Steve Roberts Maria Scott Kim Schoolfield Myra Shaffer Eddie Shaw Brett Simpson Mary Ellen Spearman Jack Steinberg Bob Stoner Eleanor Teal Jennifer Pierce Turman Susan Wood

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Elaine Gaddis Neff Neil Steifle Linda Watson Wiles Class of 1974 James Harold Crawford Reece L. Going Thomas Graham Betty Jo Wells Henderson Yvonne Thomas Hudgens Joe Pitt Class of 1975 Debra Deloache Bishop Deronda Davidson Bradford Pamela Reid Brownhill Mary Rainey Bryson Henry A. Dorn Jeanne Elliott Harrison Ann Hay Marcengill Linda Bolick Pitt Don Scott Dr. Susan Crone Webb Class of 1976 Gay Coleman Linda Scott Leedy Mike Leedy Wilbert Lewis Michael McWhorter Debrah Hodges Miller B. Sidney Moore Jr. Cindy Young Scott Charles Sears Sandy Wilkie Barry Young Class of 1977 Jesse L. Butler Earlene Ivey Freeman David Harrison Betsy Vaughn Lancaster E. Gowan Lancaster Susan Klein McLaughlin Karen Hinton Prather Lee Prather Doris Sears Robert Taft Sandy Wilkie Class of 1978 Arch Booker Jr. Geneal Gilliam Cantrell Greg Cantrell Bill Coleman Virginia Heath Davis Ben Hawthorne Mary Harrison Holloway Maurice Holloway Yoji Kida Linda Brooks Moore Nancy Talbert Moore Donna Adams Perry John Lee Phillips Jan Ponto Reh Robin Rosenberg Lynn Ellison Sargent Myra Greene Shaffer Class of 1979 Martha Gambrell Busterna Eric Doolittle John Goldman Sandra Kerhoulas-Moser N. Elaine Knight Kamran Mir Marion Moore Robin Scott Linda Sauerwein Yochem Class of 1980 Jeff Carter Steve Grogan Ken Makins Class of 1981 Gary Adams Julie Glace Boggs Bill Bonds Michael Craig Charles Fowler Al Gambrell Pam Sherard Lytch Peggy McClinton Makins Colleen McGowan Cathy Bass Sayer Cindy Deadwyler Scott George Starnes

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Debra Harr Tharpe Steve Wohlwend Class of 1982 LeBron Bright Sheila Cowan Copeland George H. Davis Gwen Gunnells James F. McCoy Dr. Terry O. Pruitt Lamar Scott Lee Ann Youngblood Seay Jerry White Class of 1983 Leslie Hunter Brownlee Chandler Reep Darling David Horne Melissa Hurt Hull Eric Johnson Donald Lloyd Olgethia Lynn Harris Louden Rusty Pemberton Jayne Behling Pinson Dean Riddle Wayne White Class of 1984 Cheryl Bell Joyce Ludwa Terry Morse Margaret Werts Pridmore Robert Paul Pridmore Steve Roberts Lamar Scott Faye Young Trotter Jennie Yon Class of 1985 Valerie Cook Linda Dennis Ann Heironimus Dean Johnson Faye Trotter Joseph Young Lynn Jenkins Young Class of 1986 Susan Buchanan Frances Wilson Garren Bridgett Golman Crystal Addison Greenway Sheila Griffin Hope Katherine Harmon Kunkle James A. Lander Lisa Williams Lloyd Sandy Reynolds McCord Ann Denise Pitts Leslie Southard Class of 1987 Hank F. Deer Faith Dorn Carolyn Stone Going Kathy Goldsmith Mark Holcombe Rebecca Ivey Love Carol McKinney Mauldin Elizabeth Ray O’Dell Michael O’Dell Alison Armstrong Phillips John Phillip Stephanie Stevens Rodgers Rodney Stone Adam Taylor Susan Wise Turner Class of 1988 Robin Fraley Agnew Glenn Breed Tammy Doolittle Breed Bob Brimmer Dianne Hartzog Brimmer William Mark Duvall Lori Kiser Holcombe Bryan Hope Usha Menon Barry Roe Class of 1989 Warren F. Bacote Lisa Valine Boone Pamela Dobson Alice Harmon Gilchrist Denise Wilson Manley Robin Rosenberg Scott Sprouse Trey Ward

Class of 1990 Gavin Bethea Robert Craig Cox Debra Lyons Dill Ray Hunt Sally Rogers Ann Stringfellow Ward Angie Southerland Wypasek Class of 1991 Laurie Kerhoulas Brown Gina Padgett Corley Julie Combs Hunt Geraldine Morton Miller Donna Hartley Pixler Michele Williams Smith Amy Langley Strickland Melissa Long Townsend Susan Heironimus Wood Class of 1992 Keri Allin Sondra Worrell Holtzman Jeff McCutcheon Pamela Jackson Morton Beth Reynolds Shannon Stephens Class of 1993 Raishawn Murdock Brown Chris Cabri Jeff Constant Mary Kathrine Henderson Constant Mark Cooper Allison Ballew Dempsey Kevin Dempsey James M. Manley Jr. Paul Morgan Dayle Coleman Mumford Melissa Phillips Angela Jones Pilkington Nate Reynolds Linda Stevens W. Gerald Stevens Monica Leapard Taylor Eleanor Teal Marion Thomas Class of 1994 Lenette Moshier Mary Elizabeth Owings Robert Pittser Arthur Radcliffe Beth Reynolds Brett Simpson Class of 1995 Cheryl Bell John Crouch Greg Crowe Sunni Taylor Crowe Suzanne Lusk Fowley Erik Herrmann Leisa Weston Igleheart Melissa Turner McCutcheon Meredith Mims McTigue James J. Meade Karen Watson Minter James Charles Nichols Brad Nickles Michael Poore Class of 1996 Sonya Williams Bethea Brian Boozer Aquilino Caban Michelle Cather Caban Ryan Camak Jody Hazel Robin Lawrence Bill Lindsay Jennifer Wicker Lomax Tim Powell Eddie Shaw Class of 1997 Bruce Cross Dori Lollis Dahlberg Rebecca Ponder Deviney Tara Dunbar Cindy Dysart Kaye Ramsey Foxworth Shawn Foxworth Jason Gambrell April Fowler Huttunen Marko Huttunen

Sharon Davis Ivey Scottie Jeffreys Amber O’Connor Morgan Mary Beth Abercrombie Oswald Tim Smedley Class of 1998 Ashley Free Adams Chris Alex Pam T. Bartley Dennis Chou Leslie Carroll Ferrell Amy Dempster Gambrell Leigh Perrin Hazel Paola Cespedes Herrmann John Martin Adawn Smith Daryl Smith Class of 1999 Josh Covington Kerri Weed Martin Charles Beaudrot Mauldin Kellie O’Connell Greg Sears Amy M. Ware Class of 2000 John Alexander Demetrios Andrews Cynthia Moss Britt Mark Steven Cook Paul Dodd Julian Gale Erin Knapp Layland Russell Martin Faye Trotter Class of 2001 Elizabeth Polatty Arnold Lynn Murph Bartley Claire M. Cappio Stephen Cobb Sy Hughes Melissa Turner McCutcheon Class of 2002 Jamie Collier Cathy Bishop Dority Adam Finch Nichole Lynn Jensen Teri Gunter Lawson Jeffrey Poston Allison Whitman Sullivan Class of 2003 Amanda Corley Adams Deborah Bright Megan Derrick Byrd Joseph D. Dority Wesley Frierson Howard Houston Joe Morgan Caroline Robert Nave Kimberly Burgess Newton Robert Roundtree Class of 2004 Van Adams Michele Ballenger Laura Beth Gray Cobb Michael Koone Sara Price Leigh Saunders Lillie Saunders Libby Woods Class of 2005 Lorraine Angelino Johnathan Bass Brandy Tare Finch Matthew Trainor Class of 2006 Gary Roy Graham Caitlin Pattison Jason Stockbridge Lacey Turner Class of 2007 Corrie Bessinger Brian Leedy Terri Whitlock Owens Class of 2008 Tiara Good Sheree Mansell Tyler Propst

• G I F T S GIFTS TO SCHOLARSHIPS July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2008

Abney Foundation Scholarship The Abney Foundation Josephine B. Abney Scholarship Josephine B. Abney Marian & Joebie Adams Scholarship Marian & Joebie Adams In memory of Ellen Batson Roberts by Jo Ellen Johnson Alex Family Scholarship Fund Chris Alex Allin Family Scholarship Fund Keri A. Allin Mr. & Mrs. William Allin Alumni Tag Scholarship Lorraine Angelino Roger “Chipper” Bagwell Michele Ballenger Cheryl Bell Don & Audine Bergman LeBron Bright Carol Burgess Jesse Butler Chandler Darling Kevin Dempsey Debbie Dill Henry Dorn Kat Laye Finkbeiner Carolyn Going Steve Grogan Gunnells Marine Gwen Gunnells Lynn Horne Sharon Ivey Robin Lawrence Erin Layland Kitty Lewis Lisa Williams Lloyd Olgethia Louden June Wells Lowery Pam Sherard Lytch Denise Manley Mr. & Mrs. Russell Martin Jeff May John McCord Colleen McGowan Mike McWhorter Glenn & Debrah Miller Karen Minter Mary Moore Sid Moore W. Marion Moore Pamela Morton Dayle Mumford Caroline Roberts Nave Arthur Radcliffe Jackie Roark Sally Rodgers Stephanie Rodgers Linda Yochem Sauerwein Greg Sears Linda Coleman Self Don & Cindy Scott Lamar Scott Robin Scott Myra Greene Shaffer Michele Smith Linda Stevens Rodney Stone Amy Strickland Eleanor Teal Debra Tharpe Matthew Trainor S. Anne Walker Charles Wayne White Susan H. Wood Mickey & Elaine Young In memory of Joanne McWhorter Cogburg by Gwen B. Gunnells by Myra Greene Shaffer

Atheneum Study Club Scholarship The Atheneum Study Club In memory of William D. Coleman In memory of Maxine Huckaby by Charles & Anne Drake In memory of Bill Inabinet by Charles & Anne Drake by Helen H. Marshall In memory of Frances Rutledge In memory of Tammy Stoner by Charles & Anne Drake Delene B. Barnes Equestrian Memorial Scholarship Leotus Morrison Robbie Barnes Political Science Scholarship Ken B. Barnes Alice Scott Beaudrot Scholarship Stephen & Catherine Goins In honor of Alice Beaudrot by Richard, Allison, Walker & Chandler Patrick Mary Lander Bell Scholarship DeWitt & Carolyn Stone Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship Jill Marie Davis Olga Nunez-Lopez Sarah Kate Lang Blaes Scholarship John Edward Britt Karen Sue Blinderman Scholarship In memory of Anne McKeller by School Tools H. Randall Bouknight Scholarship Pam Bartley Randy & Pat Bouknight Eddie Briggs Shelby Brown Tracy Clifton Jeff Constant Chandler Darling Cindy Dysart Joe Franks Stacey Gantt Lynn Horne Kitty Lewis Ray Manley Mandy McCaslan Floyd Nicholson Deb Nygro CeCe Paul Kim Schoolfield Fred & Barbara Teeter Jennifer Pierce Turman Bill & Emily Bradford Scholarship Charles & Cynthia Bradford James W. Bradford Jr. Jo Marie Bryan Scholarship Helen Bryan Dr. Richard Fox Dr. Wilma W. Reeves In honor of Helen Bryan by Judy Cheek Ethridge by Mary Lewis Hamrick by Roger & Kathy Troutman In memory of Jo Marie Bryan by Helen Bryan by Dr. Wilma W. Reeves In memory of Jo Marie Bryan’s Birthday by Dr. Wilma W. Reeves In memory of Joe Bryan by Helen Bryan Ruth C. “Monk” Buchanan Scholarship Childres & Susan Buchanan In memory of Lois Anderson In memory of Henderson Barnette In memory of Emily Wright Christian In memory of Loretta Colcolough In memory of Annie Daniel In memory of Alverda Gainor


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In memory of Myra Glasgow In memory of Ken Greenway In memory of Linda Harris In memory of Mary Herndon In memory of Larry Hughes In memory of Bill Inabinet In memory of James & Louise Lagrone In memory of Lila Massengill In memory of William Miller In memory of Myra Nelson In memory of Vivian Parkman In memory of Marina B. Ray In memory of Nancy Richey In memory of R. Clinton Schulze In memory of Blanche Sherrill In memory of Margie Shew by Bubba & Jo Ann Fennell In memory of Helen C. Starnes by Jones Buchanan In memory of Joe & Tommie Wingard by Bubba & Jo Ann Fennell Mary Alice Cox Burnett Education Scholarship Guy & Lisa Burnett Hendrix Joyce Ludwa In honor of Mary Alice Cox Burnett for Mother’s Day by Guy & Lisa Hendrix Sara Harris Burnett Scholarship Steve & Sally Baggett Grady & Martha B. Strom Business Freshman Scholarship Craig Cox Peter & Belinda Henschel Dale & Sandy Molander The Steve & Carol Byrd Scholarship In honor of Steve & Carol Byrd by Chris, Catherine, Beth Anne, Rebecca, Christopher & Clair Byrd Dr. Sandra Calliham Scholarship Dr. Sandra Calliham Capsugel Pfizer Scholarship Capsugel Division CapitalBank Scholarship CapitalBank Hazel Hughes Wayne & Susan Justesen Samuel Miller Bill & Linda Stevens Jerry Stevens Steve & Joan White In memory of William A. Barnette III by Bill & Linda Stevens In memory of Lydie Bergen by CapitalBank by Bill & Linda Stevens In memory of Ray Biddy In memory of Margie Bowers In memory of Bo Burden In memory of Grady Burton In memory of Willie Mae Correll by CapitalBank In memory of Kenneth Ray Flinchum by CapitalBank by Bill & Linda Stevens In memory of Tara Tipton Foltz by Bill & Linda Stevens In memory of Emogene Herron In memory of Edith Holcombe In memory of Edith Howell In memory of Ruth Hudson In memory of Etta Jane Humbert In memory of Bill Inabinet by CapitalBank In memory of Jessica Lee by CapitalBank by Bill & Linda Stevens In memory of Shirley Letman

In memory of Virginia Miller In memory of Renia Dell Paschall In memory of Gaines Pettigrew In memory of Jeanette Pettigrew In memory of Mary Ellen Pruitt In memory of Estelle Roberts In memory of Mattie Sears by CapitalBank In memory Dana Prince White by Bill & Linda Stevens In memory of Lidell Williams by CapitalBank Marion P. Carnell Scholarship Fred & Barbara Teeter In honor of the Honorable Marion Carnell In honor of the Honorable Jeff Duncan In honor of the Honorable Mike Pitts In honor of the Honorable Adam Taylor by Mrs. Charles (Jo Ellen) Johnson Maude K. Carter Scholarship Estate of Elizabeth K. McKelvey Joe V. Chandler Scholarship Jimmy & Cheryl Bell Steve & Gayle Grogan Fletcher & Resa Walch In honor of Peggy Chandler by Brad & Leslie LaRue In honor of Peggy Chandler’s Birthday by Joe Ellenberg In memory of Thelma Ellenberg by Jane Benjamin by The Bridge Club by Peggy E. Chandler by Donna Johnson by Billy & Paula Wilson by Dixon & Eleanor Teal In honor of Thelma Ellenberg’s 90th Birthday by Peggy Chandler by Brad & Leslie LaRue In honor of Dr. Jerry Hawkins’ Retirement by Peggy E. Chandler In memory of Kariana Smith by Dr. & Mrs. Jerry Hawkins Nahn Joo Chang Scholarship Joyce Ludwa Marie Chisholm Scholarship Amy Ware Bruce Churchill Scholarship Bruce Churchill Judi Opalak Fred & Barbara Teeter Earline Buzhardt Clark Scholarship Curtis G. Clark Glenn L. Clark Lenna Hall Clifford Scholarship Estate of Lenna Hall Clifford Henrietta Minton Clyburn Scholarship Dr. Aron G. Tannenbaum Maybelle Coleman Scholarship Bob & Dianne Brimmer Coleman-Lawson Scholarship Jean Smith Baker Greenwood Equipment & Repair Harold & Betty Lumley Cooper Power Environmental Science Scholarship Cooper Power Systems Countybank Scholarship Countybank Bob & Debra Cumming Scholarship John D. Goldman Gajinder & Ritu Singh

Sara Davis Scholarship Bridget Golman Quad Graphics Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship Delta Kappa Gamma Debbie Dennis Scholarship Sarah Boozer Catoe Jessica Gwenn Nye Lee Deborah Shealy Nye Linda B. Dennis Ambassadors’ Scholarship Bob & Linda Dennis Stephen B. Dolny Memorial Endowment Harold & Katherine Bone Daniel L. & Sharon Dolny Linda L. Dolny Mark N. Dolny In honor of Linda L. Dolny by Gus & Maude Latham In honor of Linda Dolny’s Birthday by Dixon & Eleanor Teal In memory of Steve Dolny by Dan & Marjorie Ball by Harold & Katherine Bone by Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Buckler by John & Marty Cobb by Mark Dolny by Gus & Maude Latham by Mr. & Mrs. John Latham by John W. Lemoine & Joan Apple Lemoine by Justin & April Smith by Dixon & Eleanor Teal John & Holly Drummond Scholarship Mr. & Mrs. W.A. Gardner Kenny & Laura Long David Dumont Scholarship In memory of Bruce Siminoff In memory of Carol Dumont by Charlotte Cabri R. Thornwell Dunlap Jr. Scholarship Thornwell & Martha Dunlap Elizabeth Eble Scholarship Larry and Barbara Jackson Martee Taggart Edwards  Scholarship Dr. & Mrs. James Edwards Jr. Jim Edwards Eisenbeck Scholarship Charlie & Sally Rogers Elliott Davis Scholarship Elliott Davis LLC In memory of Clinton Schulze by Mickey & Elaine Young Fifty Year Nursing Scholarship Gary F. Adams Dorrell Boney Antley Lyn Murph Bartley Ray & Jo Ann Fowler Berry Julie Glace Boggs Ann B. Bowen Mary Alice Brown Mary Camp Connie Conner Sunni Taylor Crowe Nira G. Daleda Pamelia Dobson Tara Dunbar Suzanne Lusk Fowley Dr. Barbara Tapp Freese Nelle Goudelock Sylvia Brooks Grubb Finis & Bettie Horne Larry & Barbara Jackson Phyllis Eddy Kelley Katherine Harmon Kunkle Jack Lawrence Bobbie Anders McCord Nancy Ouzts McKittrick

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• G I F T S Montgomery Family Practice Linda B. Moore Elaine Gaddis Neff Joye Jones Newman Fay Parkman May Parkman Denise Pitts Ola Porter Sara Braynard Price Carolyn Riddick Dorothy Ewing Russell Mary Sanders Dr. Carol Scales Dave Slimmer Denise W. Thompson United Physicians Care In honor of Nahn Chang In memory of Bernice Daughery’s father In honor of Dr. Barbara Freese by Betsy McDowell In honor of Sandra Hale’s Retirement by Dr. Barbara T. Freese by Betsy McDowell In memory of Jennifer Powell Mitchell by Bernice Daugherty by Betsy McDowell In honor of Dr. Betty Neuman In honor of Lydia Parrish In honor of Dr. Carol Scales by Betsy McDowell In memory of Dana Prince White by Dr. Barbara T. Freese by Betsy McDowell Ruth Harrison Finch Scholarship Amanda M. Cox Hugh & Emily Cox Marion Finch In honor of Hugh Cox by Amanda M. Cox In honor of Hugh & Emily Cox by Bradley Cox by Adam & Brandy Finch Fine Arts Scholarship Mr. & Mrs. Jack Collins Shawn & Kaye Foxworth Jerrel & Linda Goldman Diane Newton Robert Poe Forty & Eight Scholarship Greenwood La Societe des 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux, Greenwood Forty & Eight Scholarship Newberry La Societe des 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux, Newberry Jane Farmer Fox Scholarship Dr. Richard Fox In honor of Dr. Richard Fox by Helen Bryan In honor of Dr. Rick Fox’s Retirement by Eleanor Teal In honor of Leonard Lundquist’s Retirement by Anne Walker & David Evans Fuji Photo Film Scholarship Fuji Photo Film Lillian Byrd Fuller Scholarship Sarah Boozer Catoe In memory of Lillian B. Fuller by Faye H. Bedwell by Sarah Boozer Catoe by Mary A. Culp by Kat Laye Finkbeiner by Earlene I. Freeman by Myra S. Glasgow by Bill & Peggy Gregg by Steve & Gayle Grogan by Mary Ann Heironimus by Grace Holley


by Dr. Sara Hollingsworth by Rosa S. Kaminer by Mr. & Mrs. Heyward King Jr. by Mary Pinckney Ouzts Chapter #1 Order of the Eastern Star by Earle & Jo Ann Purkerson by Doris Sandberg by Pam Tarlton by Dixon & Eleanor Teal by George & Beverly Thomas by Mickey & Elaine Young Walter Lanier Gorham Criminal Justice Scholarship Marc Cromer & Peggy Gorham- Cromer Robert & Dalene Gorham Greenwood Advancement Scholarship D. Welborn Adams Greenwood Rehabilitation Center Scholarship Greenwood Rehabilitation Center Advisory Board Greenwood Woman’s Club Scholarship Greenwood Woman’s Club In honor of The Greenwood Woman’s Club Board of Directors by Sallie Peebles In honor of Sallie D. Peebles by the Greenwood Woman’s Club Robert Grogan Scholarship Roger “Chipper” Bagwell Jimmy & Cheryl Bell Steve & Gayle Grogan Finis & Bettie Horne Clem B. Ham Health Care Management Scholarship Donald H. Lloyd J. L. & Ruby Hare Scholarship Ann T. Hare John A. Hare Scholarship Ann T. Hare Harrison Twin Scholarship Margaret Wallen Fay Maria Mitchell Hart Music Education Scholarship Dr. Fay Maria Hart Rodenski G. Bonner & Martha B. Harvley Scholarship Thornwell & Martha Dunlap William Kenneth Henderson Scholarship DeWitt & Carolyn Stone In memory of Mary Lander Bell In honor of Dr. David L. Henderson by Carol Henderson In honor of Carol Henderson by Jeff, Mary Kathrine, Lauren Elizabeth & Ann Wells Constant In memory of Kenneth Henderson by DeWitt & Carolyn Stone In honor of R. DeWitt Stone by Carol Henderson Hattie P. Henry Scholarship Happy Henry Nell Henry Scholarship In memory of David Young by Joel & Abby Cleland E. Don Herd Scholarship Ann B. Bowen Maurice & Mary Holloway Scholarship Maurice & Mary Holloway Bettie Horne Scholarship Dr. Debra Deloache Bishop Steve & Gayle Grogan Delsie Horne

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In honor of Bettie Horne by the Estate of Elsie Smith Finis Horne Scholarship Roger “Chipper” Bagwell Jimmy & Cheryl Bell Harold Crawford Steve & Gayle Grogan Delsie Horne In honor of Finis Horne by the Estate of Elsie Smith Thomas & Ann Hutto Voice Scholarship In memory of Thomas L. Hutto In honor of Drs. Anthony & Marianne Lenti In honor of Mr. & Mrs. Lamar Lightsey In honor of Dr. Margaret Marks In honor of Mary Lou H. Moore by Ann Mason Hutto In honor of Dr. Lila Noonkester by Ann Mason Hutto by Joyce Nickles In honor of Mr. & Mrs. Michael Opalak In honor of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Rucker In honor of the students that present Opera Scenes In honor of Benjamin Wiggins 18th Birthday In memory of Daniel Wiggins In honor of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Wood by Ann Mason Hutto David E. & Joyce H. Hyde Nursing Scholarship David & Joyce Hyde Harry P. Irwin Scholarship Evelyn Irwin Dr. Norman G. Raiford Barbara A. Jackson Scholarship Yvonne Tapson King Kimberly Newton-Burgess Larry A. Jackson Scholarship Yvonne Tapson King Larry & Barbara Jackson Nursing Scholarship Dr. Usha Menon Harvey E. Jeffreys Theatre Scholarship Laurie Kerhoulas Brown Dr. & Mrs. Harvey Jeffreys Shirley Dawsey Johnson Scholarship Dean Johnson Eric Johnson Robert & Shirley Johnson Susan Pope Justesen Music Scholarship Wayne & Susan Justesen Pete G. Kerhoulas Music Scholarship Laurie Kerhoulas Brown Sandra Kerhoulas Moser Dr. Robert Moser In memory of Myrtle Crenshaw by Reece & Susan Going Franklin and Martha King Memorial Scholarship Franklin and Martha King Trust William T. Lander Scholarship DeWitt & Carolyn Stone In memory of William T. Lander Jr. by DeWitt & Carolyn Stone In honor of Olive Wilson by Jeff & Mary Kathrine Constant Fitz & Margaret Lee Scholarship Margaret Derrick Lee Bessie Allen Lide Scholarship Mr. & Mrs. T. Roland Lide

M. F. Lide Scholarship Roger “Chipper” Bagwell Jimmy & Cheryl Bell Patsy Martin Bowie Ruth Botts Brock Sarah Boozer Catoe Nancy D. Davis Mr. & Mrs. T. Roland Lide Charles E. Lloyd Jr. Scholarship Mr. & Mrs. Bill Lloyd Pat Lloyd Agnes Luddy Scholarship Joyce M. Ludwa Donna A. Perry G. Dearyl Lusk Scholarship Al & Leigh Gambrell In honor of Leigh Lusk Gambrell’s Birthday by Terry & Alice Gilchrist Mac-Gray Laundry Scholarship Mac-Gray Services, Inc. Janie Craig Major Scholarship Roberta C. Major Carolyn Murph John Martin Golf Scholarship Arch Booker Jr. Ted & Judy Bourne Martin-Sims Golf Tournament William T. Martin Psychology Scholarship Cathy Roberts Estelle Murray Mauldin Scholarship In memory of Estelle Mauldin by Mr. & Mrs. Furman Mauldin Jeff J. May Scholarship Roger “Chipper” Bagwell Jimmy & Cheryl Bell Jim & Suzy Branham Steve & Gayle Grogan Jeff May Jim Moneyhun In honor of Cheryl Bell for the Bell/ Williams Athletic Award by Dixon & Eleanor Teal Orvy & Jessie May Scholarship Jimmy & Cheryl Bell Jim & Suzy Branham Benjamin Mays Scholarship Dr. & Mrs. James Boylston Mary Ann R. Bryson Grady Butler Mr. & Mrs. Chris Dansby Jr. Lester & Joan Everette GLEAMNS HRC Annie Gunby Joseph Hackett Morris Chapel Baptist Church Mt. Zion Baptist Church Coronaca Old Mt. Zion Baptist Church Mr. & Mrs. Craig Patterson Watson Landscaping James & Margaret Wilson Audrey G. Witherspoon Tommy McCalla Scholarship Roger “Chipper” Bagwell Jimmy & Cheryl Bell Steve & Gayle Grogan Betsy Mickey McDowell Nursing Scholarship Daniel & Tracy Greene Dianne L. Gregory Glenn & Jean Langrehr Dr. Betsy M. McDowell Kathleen McDowell Ann McFerrin In honor of Nahn J. Chang In memory of Bernice Daugherty’s father In honor of Dr. Barbara Freese In honor of Betty W. Mickey for Mother’s Day

In memory of Jennifer Powell Mitchell In honor of Dr. Betty Neuman In honor of Lydia Parrish In honor of Dr. Carol Scales In memory of Dana Prince White by Dr. Betsy M. McDowell Seab & Ruth McEntire Scholarship Ann T. Hare Jean T. McFerrin Scholarship In honor of Cecil McFerrin’s Birthday by Dixon & Eleanor Teal Elizabeth K. McKelvey Scholarship Estate of Elizabeth McKelvey Leo F. McMullin Business Scholarship Leo F. McMullin Leo & Louise McMullin Scholarship for Creative Writing Leo F. McMullin Louise McMullin Scholarship Leo F. McMullin McMullin Mass Communication Scholarship Leo F. McMullin William C. and Margaret F. Moran Scholarship William C. and Margaret F. Moran Moss Family Scholarship In honor of Sammy & Gwen Moss by Mr. & Mrs. Bob Britt by Cynthia Britt by Gary Moss by Mrs. Miles Moss Ethelyn Jones Moyer Scholarship Harold Moyer In memory of Ethelyn Jones Moyer by Doris J. Baldwin by Mary I. Burton by Claire Dominick Fleming by Gloria M. Hipp by HQ Training Site Command by Greater Columbia Lions Club by Mary Pickney Ouzts Chapter #1 Order of the Eastern Stars by Talton & Emma Rinehart Mufuka Family Foundation Scholarship Douglas & Jean Mufuka Kenneth & Mashura Mufuka Scholarship Mufuka Brothers Dr. Kenneth Mufuka Eleanor Mundy Scholarship The Index-Journal National Health Care Management Scholarship Lorraine Angelino Carol Neubner Dance Scholarship Klaus & Carol Neubner Kellie M. O’Connell Robin Wand In honor of Carol Neubner’s Birthday by Martha S. Chalmers Floyd & Mamie Nicholson Scholarship Floyd & Mamie Nicholson In honor of Mamie Nicholson’s Birthday by Virginia P. Self Ralph & Grace Norman Scholarship Frank & Susan Polatty Nursing Alumni Scholarship Lyn Murph Bartley Janet P. Daubener John & Kerri Martin Mary Beth Oswald

• G I F T S In memory of Carol Jean Hutto Scurry by Elaine Gaddis Neff Charles A. Park Scholarship Hugh H. Tucker PEES Division Scholarship Cheryl Browning Cindy Boggero Polatty Scholarship In honor of Elizabeth Polatty Arnold by Woodfields Elementary In memory of Nagell Boggero by Neil & Maree Anderson by Elizabeth J. Arnold by Roderick & Pamela Beauford by John W. & Peggy Davis by Elliott Davis LLC by Mr. & Mrs. Phillip W. Garner by John & Jeanne Harrison by Gavin & Jana Jones by Glenna & Jennifer Minor by Mr. & Mrs. William John Park by Donnie & Jo Perry by Dixon & Eleanor Teal by Jack Wilson Tribble Jr. family by Trey & Ann Ward by Mark & Cathy Willard by Woodfields Elementary In honor of Jo Perry by Mr. & Mrs. Phillip W. Garner Political & Social Sciences Scholarship Royce Caines Marion E. & Margaret R. Poston Scholarship Central Carolina Community Foundation Katherine Anne Dollason Jack & Jane Hill Poston Family Fund Ellison Poston Katherine Poston Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Poston Kenny Poston Margaret R. Poston Meg Poston Nancy Poston Kathleen Rhoads Diane Rodgers Mark & Linzie Staley In honor of the Poston Family by Bobby & Lynn Sargent In honor of Margaret Poston’s Birthday by Carol J. Scales by Dixon & Eleanor Teal In honor of Margaret Poston for Mother’s Day by Susan, Don & Hugh Shirley President’s Scholarship D. L. Scurry Foundation In honor of Clara Bond’s Retirement by S. Anne Walker W. Earle & Jo Ann Miley Purkerson Scholarship In memory of Joyce Bartless by Earle & Jo Ann Purkerson John Marvin Rast Scholarship Sue Rast Foy Carlisle L. Rast Peter & Anne Wells Virginia M. Wiggins In honor of Bill Chamberlin’s Life In honor of Carlisle Rast’s Birthday by Peter & Anne Wells In memory of Carlisle L. Rast by Jackson Eaves by Ann W. Eliaser by Eloise McCormick by Dixon & Eleanor Teal Margaret Doyle Ray Scholarship Virginia M. Wiggins

In honor of Robert R. Ray II for Father’s Day by Michael & Elizabeth O’Dell Wilma Wilson Reeves Scholarship In honor of Wilma Reeves’ Birthday by Helen Bryan by Stan & Debbie Reeves In honor of Dr. Wilma W. Reeves by Helen Bryan Rebecca Bostic Riley Scholarship Michael & Sandra Bostic Elizabeth H. Roberts Nursing Scholarship Steve & Dana Roberts Roberts-Wells Scholarship Mr. & Mrs. John W. Barrett John G. Saris Foundation Scholarship John G. Saris Foundation Carol J. Scales Scholarship William O. Lindsay III Thomas N. Scales Scholarship in Health Care Management Gary Graham Dr. Deborah Natvig Dr. Carol J. Scales Maurice & Nancy Scott Scholarship In honor of Mo Scott for Father’s Day by Adam & Lisa Cline by John & Jill Rose Pat Sease Scholarship Kim Bastian John & Peggy Davis Russ & Barbara Emerson Elaine A. Horton George Sease Shawn Sease Larry & Myrna White Michael & Betty Williams In honor of Russ & Barbara Emerson by Jo Ellen Johnson Carroll Sexton Media Center Scholarship In memory of Martha McKinney In memory of Louise Rollison In memory of Carroll & Frances Sexton In memory of Heward & Barbara Stroud In honor of Curt & Cate Wells by Chuck & Jennifer Sexton Rudy Sims Golf Scholarship Arch Booker Jr. Martin-Sims Golf Tournament Sims Concrete of Greenwood Susan Sims Janet Sipple Nursing Scholarship Donna A. Perry Jean Irwin Smith PEES Scholarship Marjorie I. Craig In memory of Frank Culbertson by Mary C. Cutrell Scott & Judy Smith Scholarship Doug & Sally Kauffmann Alice Smith Spencer Scholarship In memory of Lee Dasher In memory of William Harrison In memory of Eleanor Dean Hoover by Wates & Hinky Adams In memory of EL Hoover by Peggy Ann Dean George R. Starnes Family Scholarship Mr. & Mrs. George Starnes Linda McLean Stevens Scholarship In memory of Loretta Brown Colcolough


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In memory of John Edward Fitts by Bill & Linda Stevens In memory of Mildred McLean by Carl & Barbara Brock by Steve Grogan by Hazel Hughes by Donna Johnson by Earle & Jo Ann Purkerson by Dixon & Eleanor Teal Shelton Stewart Scholarship Merrill Eargle Leaphart Sarah Isabel Stone Scholarship DeWitt & Carolyn Stone Suzanne Lander Stone Scholarship DeWitt & Carolyn Stone Tammy Stoner Cross Country Scholarship John Dennis Alexander Brian & Jennifer Boozer Rebecca Ponder Deviney Erick & Paola Herrmann Bob Stoner Bob & Donna Taylor Scholarship Dr. Bob Taylor Eleanor Shiflet Teal Scholarship Roger “Chipper” Bagwell Jimmy & Cheryl Bell Dianne L. Gregory Delsie Horne Jo Ellen Johnson Mr. & Mrs. T. Roland Lide Delina S. Montgomery Bill & Beth Osteen Mickey & Elaine Young In honor of Dixon Teal’s Birthday by Cecil & Jean McFerrin In honor of Eleanor Teal by Guy & Lisa Hendrix In honor of Eleanor Teal’s Birthday by Jean T. McFerrin In honor of Eleanor Teal’s Retirement by Dr. Barbara T. Freese by Johnny & Debbie Shiflet by Anne Walker & David Evans In honor of Eleanor Teal’s service to Lander by Jody & Robin Patrick C. Y. Thomason Scholarship C. Y. Thomason Foundation George & Lois Tingle Art Scholarship Ann T. Hare Margaret Bailey Tinsley Scholarship In honor of Sarah Tinsley Schulze by Emerald High School Rotary Interact Club by Emerald High School Social Studies Department In memory of Margaret Bailey Tinsley by Mr. & Mrs. F. Wates Adams by Ann H. Anderson by Herbert & Gwen Anderson by Dan & Marjorie Ball by Jay & Sarah Mauldin Blackmon by Clyde Blizzard by Cambridge Club by Marvin & Katherine Cann by Zim & Joy Cannon by Martin & Julie Cooner by Alice Craig by Anne Craig by Buddy & Jeannette Craig by Shareholders of Elliott Davis LLC by Judy Cheek Ethridge by Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Gorham by Greene & Company LLP by Greenwood County Bar Association by Steve & Gayle Grogan by Gil & Susan Guinn

by John N. Harrison by Sylvia Heironimus by Robert & Dianna Helfrich by Finis & Bettie Horne by Tommy & Mary Anne Hughston by Ann Mason Hutto by Larry & Barbara Jackson by Lucia H. Jaycocks by Larkin & Nancy Jennings by Donna Johnson by Don & Lee Long by Jeff May by Bob & Susan McLaughlin by Karen Mosher by Col. James E. Nicholson by Mr. & Mrs. William John Park by Earle & Jo Ann Purkerson by Warren & Delray Schulze by Linda C. Self by Isacc & Myra Shaffer by Bill & Linda Stevens by Dr. & Mrs. Travis B. Stevenson by Grady & Martha Strom by Dixon & Eleanor Teal by Tinsley & Adams LLP by John H. Wilde by Michael & Betty Williams by Mickey & Elaine Young W. D. Tinsley Scholarship Margaret Bailey Tinsley Kimberly Lauren Trotter Scholarship In memory of Jesus C. Clemente In memory of Earline Harling Dorn In memory of Ruby Gorman In honor of Dr. Guareschi In honor of Dr. Lajos In honor of Piedmont Cardiology/ Physicians by Faye Y. Trotter In memory of Charles Wesley Trotter by Verma J. Ellington by Shirley Foshee by Mr. & Mrs. Donnie Turner Ed Troubelfield Scholarship Margaret E. Troublefield Barbara Brown Ullman Scholarship In memory of Mary Hoskins by Eleanor S. Teal Buddy & June Vanadore Nursing Scholarship In memory of Delbert & Euellen Bratcher In memory of Paul & Margaret H. Vanadore Larry E. Vereen Scholarship Dr. Larry E. Vereen Amanda L. Wagoner (Pre-Vet) Scholarship Randall & Ginamarie Wagoner Helen Brockenbrough Waldrep Scholarship George & Mildred Brockenbrough Peggy C. Cheezem Jack & Barbara Parham S. Anne Walker & David Evans Scholarship Anne Walker & David Evans In honor of David Evans by Dan & Marjorie Ball by Lander University Alumni Association by Dixon & Eleanor Teal Joe & Ada Wells Scholarship Jeff & Mary Kathrine Constant In honor of Lander H. Adams by David & Betty Jo Henderson In honor of Jeff & Mary Kathrine Constant by Carol Henderson

In honor of Carol M. Henderson In honor of David & Beth Henderson by David & Betty Jo Henderson In honor of David & Betty Jo Henderson by Carol Henderson In honor of Martha Ann Jameson by David & Betty Jo Henderson In memory of Estelle M. Mauldin In memory of C. R. Penny Pinson by Jeff & Mary Kathrine Constant & family by David & Betty Jo Henderson In honor of Greg & Suzanne H. Rushing In memory of Rev. Lewis Sherard by David & Betty Jo Henderson In memory of Sophie Watterson by Jeff & Mary Kathrine Constant & family by David & Betty Jo Henderson In memory of Joe & Ada Wells by Carol Henderson In memory of Griff Williams by David & Betty Jo Henderson Luanne Wentzky Scholarship Roger “Chipper” Bagwell Nichole L. Jensen Eric Johnson Lee Ann Seay In memory of Robert L. Wentzky by Keith & Cheryl Connor by Mike & Judy Connor by William H. Kay by Dr. Beryl G. Rosenberger by Ted & Libby Wentzky Whatley-Southerland Scholarship Christian & Angie Wypasek In memory of Pattie Blitch by Ann Hare Carolyn Sue White Scholarship Bruce F. White Nat F. White Instrumental Music Scholarship Ginger Holmes Rowell Bruce F. White Caroline M. Whitener Scholarship Estate of Newell R. Whitener Newell R. Whitener Scholarship Estate of Newell R. Whitener In memory of Newell R. Whitener by Dan & Marjorie Ball by Steve & Gayle Grogan by Jeff May by Dixon & Eleanor Teal Thelma W. Whitener Scholarship Estate of Newell R. Whitener Betty Williams Athletic Scholarship Michael & Betty Williams In honor of Betty Williams for the Bell/Williams Athletic Award by Dixon & Eleanor Teal In honor of Betty Williams’ Retirement by Earle & Jo Ann Purkerson Melvin L. Wimmer Scholarship Brabham Crooks Myra Greene Shaffer Rosalind N. Welder Dr. & Mrs. J. Ernest Young Jr. In honor of Myra Shaffer by Lorraine Angelino by Dixon & Eleanor Teal Young/Beaudrot Music Scholarship First Baptist Church, Greenwood Bessie Kate Edwards Young Nursing Scholarship Bruce B. Young

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• G I F T S TRIBUTE FUND In honor of Susie Abercrombie by Robert Abercrombie In honor of Andrena Bacote In memory of Elijah & Marie Bacote by Maj. Warren Bacote In memory of Joyce Bartless by Jane Benjamin In honor of Margaret Derrick Lee – Distinguished Alumna – Grace Iler Norman Award by Calhoun & Ella Claire Mays In memory of Nellie Mouchet by Elinor M. Shaner In memory of Letha Neely by Ann Hare In honor of Mr. & Mrs. George Park & family by William John & Jean Park In honor of Mike Pitts by Bill & Betsy Collins In honor of Eleanor Teal by James E. & Joan B. Harris by Dr. & Mrs. Herbert Magruder In memory of Buck Watson by Finis & Bettie Horne In memory of Linda Elizabeth Self Wheeler by Bill & Linda Stevens OTHER GIFTS Admissions Fund Michele Ballenger Gavin Bethea Shirley Booth Karen Finney Mary Ellen Spearman Susan Wood American Democracy Project American Association of State Colleges & Universities Arboretum Fund Joseph R. Camak Lakelands Master Gardeners Association Dr. & Mrs. DeWitt B. Stone In honor of James A. Lander for Father’s Day by Samuel & Leslie Lander Orr Live Oak tree in honor of William T. Lander Jr. by Olive L. Wilson For the Japanese Meditation Garden by Palladian Study Club In honor of Jean Park by DeWitt & Carolyn Stone In honor of Eleanor S. Teal by Charlotte Cabri by Jackie Counts by Kathy Goldsmith by Peggy Gorham-Cromer by Steve Grogan by Donna Johnson by Linda Kidd by Dave Lorenzatti by Russell Martin by Megan Varner Price by Beverly Psomas by Maria Scott by Myra Shaffer by DeWitt and Carolyn Stone In honor of Linlei Ward by J. W. & Toni Ward Athletics Fund A friend of Lander Athletics Kent Atkins Jason & Amy Gambrell Greenwood Fabricating Kiwanis Foundation Jeff May Jeffrey A. Poston Neil Steifle George F. Smith


Mr. & Mrs. J. Adam Taylor In memory of James Rodgers by Mark & Shelia Riddle Bassett Psychology Grant Jonathan F. Bassett Psi Chi Business Department Funds Royce Caines Amber Morgan Business Endowment Beta Gamma Sigma Sondra L. Holtzman Dr. Juan Santandreu Cambridge Hall Fund Diane Newton Delray G. Schulze Campus Ministry Rich & Susan Goodwin Cleland History Fund Dr. Joel Cleland In honor of Joel Cleland by Marvin & Kathy Cann COBPA Adventure Program Enterprise Rent-A-Car College of Business & Health Care Management Internships DSP Architects Countybank Internship Program Countybank Cultural Center Renovation Fund Greenwood-Lander Performing Arts Education Special Fund Becky Koch Dr. Sandra Lemoine Danny & Macy McKenzie Dava O’Connor In honor of Mary Jo Sheets by Jeff & Mary Kathrine Constant EMBARQ/Bearcat Benefit Auction Abbeville Sporting Goods Aramark Ballentine Motors Mr. & Mrs. Donald Bergman Blyth Funeral Home Christopher Cabri CapitalBank C.E. Bourne & Company Chickasaw Countybank David Lindsey Clothier DSP Architects Elliott Davis LLC EMBARQ Firmin Ford First Citizens W. Lang Foster Jr. Fuji Photo Film Mr. Ray Gillespie Harley Funeral Home Herbert Anderson Construction Inc. Finis Horne Ray Hunt Hunter & Associates Bud Jones Lee & Associates Mr. & Mrs. Joseph S. Lewis Lloyd Roofing McDonald, Patrick, Baggett, Poston, Hemphill LLP McMillan Smith & Partners Architects PLLC Pat Mueller O’Dell Corporation The Palmetto Bank Palmetto Insurance H.L. Quintana Dana & Jane Rawl Jackie Roark Walter Roark IV

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Mr. & Mrs. Elmer F. Schaible Mr. & Mrs. Donald H. Scott Self Regional Healthcare Snead Builders Company George Starnes 3-D Medical Supplies Mr. & Mrs. Alan J. Treeter English & Foreign Language Fund Robert I. Phillips Barbara Tapp Freese Award In honor of Dr. Barbara T. Freese by Betsy McDowell In honor of Barbara Freese’s Retirement by Dr. Carol J. Scales by Eleanor Teal Fuji Math Science Project Fuji Photo Film Gifts to the Foundation Frances Amyx Alice Beaudrot Mary Alice Burnett Greenwood Lander Assistantship Program Foundation for a Greater Greenwood County History Department In memory of Martha J. Patterson by Ronnie & Linda Kidd The Index-Journal Readership Program Judi Burns Jane Jeter Award In memory of Jane Bellune Jeter by Joebie & Marian Adams by Dan & Marjorie Ball by Mr. & Mrs. William T. Bellune & family by Grace Lynn Curry by Chandler Darling by Evening Lander Club by Steve Grogan by Donna Johnson by Jeff May by Earle & Jo Ann Purkerson by Myra Shaffer by Dixon & Eleanor Teal by Margaret Bellune Ulrichsen Library Endowment Ann Hare Yvonne Hudgens In honor of Sam Davis by John H. Wilde In memory of Jane Jeter by Reece & Susan Going by Ann Hare In honor of Karen Minter by John H. Wilde In memory of Buck Watson by Ann Hare Horace Mann Internship Program Horace Mann Companies Math & Computer Science Endowment Walt & Susan Patterson In memory of Pattie Blitch by Dr. Betsy M. McDowell Math & Science Fund Dr. David Slimmer Men’s Baseball Program David Altus Joseph Creel Wesley Frierson Gene Hancock Miller Haugh Don Hines Evelyn Irwin Steve Klapko Michael Koone Albert Mangiapane Anthony Nuniziato Dr. James G. Padgett Jr.

Parents & Friends Douglas Pippin Tammy Roberson Chris Roubicek Robert Skinner Robert Taft Adam & Monica Taylor Alan Treeter Charles Wayne White Michael & Betty Williams Men’s Cross Country Program Dr. James G. Padgett Jr. Men’s Golf Program Ballentine Motors Bal Ballentine Bill Belair C.E. Bourne & Company Jim Conley Charlie Copas Gene Hancock Miller Haugh Bud Jones Martin-Sims Golf Tournament Jeff McCutcheon Newell’s Music Kevin Newton Dr. James G. Padgett Jr. Rodney and Robin Stone Alan Treeter Steve Vanadia Men’s Soccer Program Don & Audine Bergman Daum Plumbing Paul James Dodd Kat Laye Finkbeiner Gene Hancock Evelyn Irwin Brad Nickles O’Dell Corporation Dr. James G. Padgett Jr. Don & Cindy Scott John Stroud Marjorie Todd Alan Treeter Men’s Tennis Program Bill Bonds Joe & Charlotte Cabri Gene Hancock David Harrison John & Norma McAlhany Kamran Mir Billy & Suzanne Nicholson Dr. James G. Padgett Jr. Alan Treeter Kevin Moran Volunteer Award Kenneth R. Dye Linda Neely Art Fund Dr. Linda K. Neely Nursing Crisis Fund In memory of Elsie Horne Smith by Delsie Horne Nursing Faculty Fund Brian Conner Rebecca Cox-Davenport Bernice Daugherty Barbara Freese Sandra Hale Sue Hunter Leisa Myers Igleheart Theresa Lawson Jennifer Lomax Leslie MacTaggart Myers Robbie South Physics Discipline Award Helen R. Ouzts Political & Social Science Department Dr. Royce Caines Linda Carson Dr. Yvonne J. Combs Daniel M. Harrison James N. Kier Scarlet Bell Moore

Kimberly M. Richburg Dr. Meredith Uttley Political Science Funds Dr. Royce Caines Cushena Mansell Pi Sigma Alpha Psychology Club Fund Psychology Club Recreation, Wellness & Sports Complex Erwin & Mary Alice Abell Chris Alex John S. Anderson Ann Arnold Mack Baltzegar J. Phillip Bell Corrie Bessinger Steve Bolton Ann B. Bowen LeBron Bright Bob Brimmer Doris Brockington Mr. & Mrs. Emmett Brooks Cheryl Browning Jesse Butler Joe & Charlotte Cabri Canal Charitable Foundation Capsugel Elizabeth L. Chiles J. Devore Compton Jeff & Mary Kathrine Constant Charlie Copas County of Greenwood Bruce Galen Cross George Hamilton Davis Larry & Sonya Davis Nancy D. Davis Jane C. Dooling Eric Doolittle Henry Dorn William M. Duvall Shawn & Kaye Foxworth Wesley Frierson Crystal Greenway Steve & Gayle Grogan Ann Hare David Harrison Marguerite Havird Sylvia Heironimus Finis & Bettie Horne Melissa B. Hull Ray & Julie Hunt Marko Huttunen Verna Jenkins Donna Johnson Ronnie & Linda Kidd Elaine Knight Michael Koone E. Gowan Lancaster Jack Lawrence Nick Lomax Georgia C. Martin Charles Beaudrot Mauldin Furman Mauldin H. Will May Jeff May Dr. & Mrs. John McAlhany James F. McCoy Jack McDowell Charles McNeill Meredith Mims McTigue James Joseph Meade Joseph Benjamin Morgan James A. Moore Terry Morse James Charles Nichols Amanda Owens Mary Elizabeth Owings Pansy Padgett Caitlin Pattison Warren Pemberton Peggy Pendley Angela Pilkington Joe Pitt Tim Powell Terry O. Pruitt

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Furthering Education Through A Lasting Gift In life, Newell and Caroline Whitener were committed to supporting Lander University and its students, endowing four scholarships and building strong relationships with those in the university community. Though the longtime Greenwood residents are now deceased, that commitment will continue through a $150,000 bequest to Lander. The funds, provided in Newell’s estate after his death in March, will be divided among three of the scholarships established by the Whiteners at the university. “Newell and Caroline were interested in everything in Greenwood County that was moving the county forward. They believed Lander was an integral part of the Greenwood community and they felt strongly about supporting the university and its students,” said Jack Whitener, Newell’s younger brother and executor of his estate. A native of Clover, Newell came to Greenwood in the 1950s to begin a job with Greenwood Mills-Harris Plant. The World War II veteran and longtime textile designer and executive was soon promoted to plant manager at Harris, where his career spanned 27 years. Caroline, who died in October of 2006, was an active member of Main Street United Methodist Church. The Georgia native’s talents included gardening, landscaping and china painting. The Whitener bequest will support the Newell R. Whitener and Caroline Whitener scholarships, as well as the Thelma West Whitener Scholarship, established in memory of Newell’s first wife.

George & Beverly Psomas Jan Reh Marshall Ridlehover Stephanie Rodgers Leigh Holland Saunders Lillie Dupre Saunders Nancy Self Dave Slimmer Dr. James H. Smith A.P. Stockman Clifford Stumbo Allison M. Sullivan Robert Taft Dixon & Eleanor Teal Mr. & Mrs. Fred Teeter Lacey Renee Turner Susan Wise Turner Lillie Waldrep S. Anne Walker & David Evans William & Martha Whitener Mike Williams Jr. Mary Alice Parkman Wilson Hayne Workman Lynn Young In memory of Kariana Elise Smith by John S. & Carol McCombs Anderson by Nick Leventis by Joe & Marlene Smith In honor of Rauch Wise by Susan Wise Turner Rugby Club Waymon Cassell Dai-Cole Waterproofing Company Kat Laye Finkbeiner SC Biotechnology Assistantships Capsugel Foundation for a Greater Greenwood Self Family Foundation

Science Faculty Funds Lisa Brodhacker Rick Fox David Gardner Linda Lucas Jennifer Richter Maze T.D. Maze Daniel Pardieck Deb Osborne Runyan Mike Runyan Elizabeth Zimmerman Sociology Student Awards Linda Carson Dr. Yvonne Combs Daniel M. Harrison Scarlet Bell Moore In honor of Dr. Yvonne Combs by the Evening Lander Club Student Wellness Fund Lorraine Angelino Johnathan P. Bass Don & Audine Bergman Chandler Darling Debra L. Dill Steve Grogan Kelly McWhorter Michael T. Poore Myra Greene Shaffer Jason Stockbridge Eleanor S. Teal Tower Club In memory of Jane Jeter by the Evening Lander Club Tower Club Events Fund Michele Ballenger Sharon D. Ivey Donald Long Arthur H. Radcliff Eleanor Teal

Jack Whitener of Union, right, and his wife, Martha Pacolette “Packie” Whitener, a chair emeritus of the Lander Board of Trustees, left, recently presented Lander with a $150,000 bequest from the estate of Jack Whitener’s brother, Newell Whitener of Greenwood. Accepting the check is Eleanor Teal, who retired June 30 as vice president for University Advancement. –Photo by Megan Price

“The Whiteners were truly dedicated to supporting higher education,” said Eleanor Teal, immediate past vice president for Lander University Advancement. “There is no doubt that they have made, and will continue to make, a positive impact on the lives of countless students at this university.”

University Relations & Publications Fund Ray & Julie Hunt Uttley Anthropology Fund Dr. Meredith Uttley Volleyball Program Cheryl Browning Greenwood YMCA Gene Hancock Dr. James G. Padgett Jr. Parents & Friends Johnson Reames Alan Treeter Women’s Basketball Program Twynette Bryant Andrea M. Butler Gary Clary Kat Laye Finkbeiner Ray Gillespie Tiara Good Gene Hancock Miller Haugh Katie Hupp Bud Jones Sherri Lackey Shannon McKever Dr. James G. Padgett Jr. Kelly L. Parker Parents & Friends Kevin Pederson Kianna Shente Smith Alan Treeter Women’s Cross Country Program Chris Alex Gene Hancock James Nichols Dr. James G. Padgett Jr. Alan Treeter

Women’s Golf Program Dr. James G. Padgett Jr. Women’s Soccer Program Philip Datz Kat Laye Finkbeiner Ray Gillespie Gene Hancock Miller Haugh William & Paulette Mahon Dr. James G. Padgett Jr. Parents & Friends Alan Treeter Women’s Softball Program Corrie Elise Bessinger C.E. Bourne & Company Cheryl Browning Dr. John Dent Shawn & Kaye Foxworth Gene Hancock Dr. Bettie Horne Roy Lorrimore Dr. James G. Padgett Jr. Parents & Friends Alan Treeter In memory of Kariana Elise Smith by Anne M. Baggett by Jamie Collier by Donald & Agnes Goff by Ronnie & Linda Kidd by Nova Jane McCombs by John Thomas McGrath by Michael & Betty Williams Women’s Tennis Program Col. Phillip T. Campbell, Ret. Shawn and Kaye Foxworth Gene Hancock Dr. James G. Padgett Jr. Alan Treeter

PLANNED GIFTS Estate of Elsie Smith Estate of Elizabeth McKelvey Estate of Newell Whitener IN-KIND GIFTS Dan & Marjorie Ball Mack Baltzegar John & Roberta Barnes Bausch & Lomb Celeste’s Fine Jewelry Peggy Cheezem Dill’s Locksmith Elliott Davis LLC Gunnell’s Marine H.H. Turner Jewelers Self Regional Healthcare Sharp Facets Unique Art Service Uptown Bath & Kitchen Norma Wood SCHOLARSHIPS ESTABLISHED Alex Family Scholarship Maude K. Carter Education Scholarship Fay Maria Mitchell Hart Music Education Scholarship Maurice & Mary Holloway Scholarship Elizabeth K. McKelvey Education Scholarship Floyd & Mamie Nicholson Scholarship Marion E. & Margaret R. Poston Education Scholarship George R. Starnes Family Scholarship Helen Brockenbrough Waldrep Scholarship

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Making a Grand Entrance


ith towering brick walls, lush landscaping and stylish signage, Lander’s new main entrance is an impressive sight for those driving through Greenwood. The first phase of work on the project began in 2005 as part of a broad enhancement plan that called for renovations and upgrades throughout the Lander campus. Designed by KBS Landscape Architecture and Planning in Columbia, the entrance is anchored to Calhoun Avenue by brick walls designed to resemble one of Lander’s most recognizable features — the tower of Laura Lander Hall. Leading to

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Willson Street, the boulevard is bordered by walkways and several “rest stops” that offer pedestrians convenient places to view the campus as they walk to class or tour the university grounds. The entrance boulevard also features a bike path and expanded parking areas. “The new entrance links Lander University to the main thoroughfare of Greenwood,” said Lander President Dr. Daniel Ball. “It has greatly increased our presence in the community.” Read more about what’s new at the university inside this issue of the Lander Magazine. – Photo by Megan Price



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Lander Magazine - Summer 2008  

The Lander Magazine is a publication distributed primarily to alumni, donors and friends of the university to inform them of recent Lander a...

Lander Magazine - Summer 2008  

The Lander Magazine is a publication distributed primarily to alumni, donors and friends of the university to inform them of recent Lander a...