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Winter 2014

THE “MILLSAPS” DIET {Eat what you like, but think about it first.}

Building on its motto, Ad Excellentiam, its strong heritage of social justice, freedom of thought and reflection on life’s most important questions, and its central location in the capital city of Mississippi, Millsaps engages students in a transformative learning and leadership experience that results in personal and intellectual growth, commitment to good citizenship in our global society, and a desire to succeed and make a positive difference in every community they touch. The Millsaps Vision Statement (adopted 2012) A relay team of Millsaps College faculty and students competed in the Mississippi Blues Marathon on January 11, finishing second overall among relay teams. Runners included (from left) students Melinda Solomon, Susan Fasano, President Rob Pearigen, Professor Julian Murchison, and Special Assistant to the President Kenneth Townsend.

While the words of this Vision Statement are new, the commitments that it embodies and the results that it promises are familiar to those who know Millsaps. This Vision Statement, which grounds and animates our current Strategic Plan Across the Street and Around the Globe: Partnerships and Influence

at Millsaps College, begins by reminding us who we are as a community. Located in the capital city of Mississippi, we are committed to the pursuit of excellence; dedicated to asking, and answering, important questions regarding meaning, ethics, and identity; and focused on creating a more just world. In addition to outlining our core values and principles, our new Vision Statement also points to the hard-won results that follow from our values. In other words, the Vision Statement outlines what we do based on who we are. We develop strong students and good citizens and prepare our graduates to find success in their careers and fulfillment in their lives. We promise, and deliver, transformation. These actions, these results, which have been shaped by our values and informed by our heritage, are nevertheless always forward-looking. In this magazine, we are reminded not only of who we are but where we are headed. Our new Vision Statement shows us what success looks like in the future. Our identity, heritage, and commitments shine through on the following pages. Millsaps students and graduates, faculty and staff, are succeeding professionally and finding creative ways to make a positive difference in communities near and far ‒ from an elementary school classroom in Midtown Jackson to a university concert hall in Taiwan, from a blues museum in the Mississippi Delta to the skyscrapers of Manhattan, from a football field on campus to a pageant runway in Atlantic City. I hope that when you read these pages you are not only inspired by the accomplishments and good work of those connected to Millsaps but you also are called to consider what Millsaps has meant, and continues to mean, to you.

Feature Stories

On Campus


New Leadership Professor of the Year

Humanities Teacher of the Year Moving with Purpose

East meets Millsaps New Trustees Accolades

6 8 10 11 12 13


Future teachers gain rich experience from early interactions in the field. BY RUTH CUMMINS


Across the Street and Around the Globe Fulbright Recipient

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Shepherd Consortium Out of Africa Purple Word Yucatán Fellow Lucky Town Brewing

Major Sports Inspiring Hope

Scholar Athlete Halbrook Award

Miss Mississippi Young Success

Real Estate Star

Matters of State

Outstanding Alumni

Homecoming Recap Class Notes In Memoriam

Read about the “Millsaps” Diet, a multidisciplinary approach.

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Top Fall Sports

Medical Leader

Thinking about what you eat?




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Alumni lead award-winning institutions that celebrate the state’s artistic story and musical heritage. BY RUTH CUMMINS


EXECUTIVE STAFF Dr. Robert W. Pearigen, President


Dr. S. Keith Dunn, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College

DESIGN Kelley Matthews PUBLICATIONS MANAGER Nell Luter Floyd CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Ruth Cummins, Nell Luter Floyd, Nell Linton Knox*, John Webb, and Sophie McNeil Wolf WEB Jason Bronson* and Lucy Molinaro* CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Greg Campbell and Sophie McNeil Wolf


Dr. Robert Alexander, Vice President of Enrollment and Marketing Louise Burney*, Vice President for Finance Terri Hudson, Vice President for Institutional Planning and Assessment Michael V. Hutchison, Vice President for Institutional Advancement Dr. R. Brit Katz, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students Kenneth Townsend*, Special Assistant to the President


Artwork located in the Art Garden of the Mississippi Museum of Art. William Goodman, artist


Robert W. Pittman*; Donna Ruth Else

J. Thomas Fowlkes*, Chair; The Rev.

Roberts; Dr. Robert C. Robbins*; E. B.

Jerry Bostick Beam*; The Rev. Zachary

Robinson Jr.; Nat S. Rogers*; Toddy

C. Beasley; Paul T. Benton*; The Rev.

Porter Sanders*; The Rev. Dr. J. Joseph

Warren Black*; William Bynum; James

Shelton IV*; Steven W. Smith*; Mike Stur-

A. Coggin; Robert H. Dunlap*; Wil-

divant Jr.*; Bishop James E. Sawnson Sr.;

liam R. Flatt*; Mark R. Freeman*; Gale

Rowan H. Taylor; J. Murray Underwood*;

L. Galloway; The Rev. Elisabeth Anne

J. Mack Varner*; John C. Vaughey; Ruth

Garvin*; Dr. Cristina P. Glick; William

W. Watson*; Leila Clark Wynn; William

F. Goodman III*; Judge James E. Graves

G. Yates III

Jr.*; Maurice H. Hall Jr.*; Monica Sethi Harrigill*; The Rev. Heather K. Hensarling; Richard G. Hickson; William R. James; William T. Jeanes*; Peder R. Johnson*; The Rev. W. Geoffrey Joyner*; Charles R. Lathem*; R. Eason Leake*; Robert N. Leggett Jr.*; John L. Lindsey; J. Con Maloney Jr.*; Vaughan W. McRae; Richard D. McRae; Michael T. McRee; Jean N. Medley*; Richard H. Mills*; Dr. Don Q. Mitchell*; P. Cooper Morrison*;

*Denotes Millsaps Alumni

Millsaps Magazine is published by Millsaps College, 1701 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39210, for distribution to alumni, parents of students, and friends of the College. For the online magazine, visit On Cover: Greg Machura, Dr. Julian Murchison, and Bailey Duhe


Meet William Chenoweth, a junior


from Houston, Texas, who is majoring in

man seminar professor and has been a resource from the time I

business administration with a concentration in financial services. He chose to attend Millsaps because the College offered a wellrounded education and the opportunity to play baseball. After graduation, he plans to work for a small investment bank or to establish a business with his older brother. Q: WHAT HAS BEEN MOST TRANSFORMATIVE ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE AT MILLSAPS? A: Millsaps College has widened my horizons. I may be a business major but I have learned in depth about subjects ranging from history to religion. The diversity at Millsaps has changed the way I look at the world.


A: Dr. Ray Grubbs, professor of management, was my freshstepped on campus. I learned more in one semester of finance taught by Dr. Walter Neely than I ever thought possible.

Q: WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE YOU INVOLVED WITH AT MILLSAPS? A: I play right field and pitch for the Millsaps baseball team. I serve as president of the Alpha Mu Chapter of the Kappa Alpha Order, and I have been for the last two years a leader in the Foundations program, which helps new students adjust to college life by engaging them in group interaction.

Q: WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT LIFE AT MILLSAPS? A: The people. My life has been changed for the better because of the people on campus. The friendships I have made here are irreplaceable.


Meet Monica E. Daniels, the director of annual giving at Millsaps College. For the

behavior analysis and therapy from Southern Illinois University and a bachelor of arts in

last six years, she has worked as vice presi-

psychology from Delta State University.

dent for resource development at United Way


of the Capital Area. Daniels brings a wide variety of experience to her new job. She has directed operations of food sales in the

A: The Annual Fund supports everything about Millsaps—every student, every professor, every staff member, every department, and every program on our campus. Annual Fund gifts are “now” gifts, providing funding for today’s needs. These immediate-use

Jackson area for Performance Food Group,

gifts allow Millsaps to do what it does best—educate and nurture.

served as director of Magnolia Speech


School, and worked as a behavioral counselor for the Walker Education Foundation. She was selected as one of Mississippi’s 50 Leading Business Women by the Mississippi

Business Journal in 2012 and named among the Top Ten Leading Business Women that

A: One word: community. Millsaps is our community, and we are all called to support it. Millsaps is a thriving community that is home to students while they receive the highest quality education possible. It is home to each of us as we live and contribute toward making the Millsaps community stronger every day.

Q: WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK? A: I love to cook, read, watch college football … and dance when nobody is watching!

year. Daniels earned a master of science in

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Dr. Robert Alexander

Dynamic changes in leadership Sharing the Millsaps story with as many people as possible is playing a major role in building student enrollment. That is the strategy behind the blending of the admissions and communications offices in the past year, brought together under new leadership. Dr. Robert Alexander joined the Millsaps team in April 2013 as vice president for enrollment and communications. In this position, Alexander works to implement the College’s strategic plans to increase enrollment while providing direction to the offices of admission, financial aid, and communications and marketing. “My past experiences have prepared me well for this opportunity at Millsaps College, the most prestigious liberal arts college in the Gulf South,” Alexander said. “It’s a privilege to work with President Pearigen, the faculty, and the entire Millsaps community to advance the strategic plan, Across the Street and Around the

Globe: Partnerships and Influence at Millsaps College.” Alexander made the cross-country move from California to Mississippi with his wife, Andrea, and Duke, his Great Dane, after serving as associate provost for enrollment at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif. Prior to that, he was assistant vice president for enrollment management and adjunct professor of business at Tulane University in New Orleans. The record-setting enrollment strategies implemented by Alexander in California are showing early signs of success at Millsaps, with the number of admitted students for the fall of 2014 already far ahead of previous years. Alexander credits an aggressive outreach program that identifies talented high school 6

John Sewell students as early as possible and engages them through a robust communication plan. “We have such an exciting story to share with prospective students and their families,” Alexander said. “Millsaps is increasingly recognized for the distinctive educational and leadership programs that leverage our location in the capital city of Mississippi and in the communities we touch around the world.” Alexander has support in telling the Millsaps story to those students, having hired John Sewell, B.A. 1988, as director of communications and marketing in June. Sewell came back to the College after working for the previous ten years as director of corporate communications at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi. Sewell’s focus so far has been to align the communications operations with the strategic plan for admissions as well as the larger strategic plan for the College, with initial efforts targeted toward increased advertising and enhancement of the College website. “Our website is the store window, if you will, for people to learn more about Millsaps,” said Sewell. “For many people, it’s our first chance to make a good first impression, so we want to be sure that the site provides good information for prospective students and their parents, as well as the broader community.” Alexander and Sewell are both pleased to be part of a team moving the College forward. “We have a remarkable team at Millsaps­—not only the faculty and administrators, but the dedicated alumni, current students, and parents who have stepped up to support the College and ensure its bright future,” Alexander said.




Summers Lecture

Saffron Cross

Paul Ramsey Birthday Celebration

ARTS & LECTURE SERIES The Millsaps Arts & Lecture Series began its 46th season with four programs during the fall of 2013. Read more about these programs and the rest of the season at

SUMMERS LECTURE Emily Saliers, a singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, and a member of the Indigo Girls, and her father, Dr. Don Saliers, the William R. Cannon Distinguished Professor of Theology and Worship, Emeritus, at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, spoke about the intersections of their music and theological work during “The Harmony of Liturgy & Life: A Day with Don & Emily Saliers” in September. They presented “A Father/Daughter Intergenerational Concert & Musical Dialogue” as part of the Summers Lecture.

ELSE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT FALL FORUM Darrin Webb, senior economist for the state of Mississippi, and Douglas Handler, chief U.S. economist at Information Handling Services and head of North America Macroeconomics, spoke about the economy during the Else School of Management Fall Forum in September.

SAFFRON CROSS Author J. Dana Trent and her husband, Fred Eaker, joined the Millsaps College community for a series of events in November that celebrated Trent’s book, Saffron Cross: The Unlikely Story of How a Christian Minister Married a Hindu Monk. The events included a Friday Forum, a Millsaps Multi-Faith Initiative conversation, a workshop on writing as a spiritual discipline, and a community conversation.

VISITING WRITERS SERIES Ann Fisher-Wirth, professor of English at the University of Mississippi, poet, and author of Dream Cabinet, Carta Marina, Five Terrac-

es, The Trinket Poems, and Blue Window, spoke and read from her work in November as part of the Millsaps Visiting Writers Series.

PAUL RAMSEY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Some of the most prominent ethicists in the world including Dr. Stanley Hauerwas, the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor Emeritus of Divinity and Law at Duke; Dr. Jeffrey Stout, professor of religion at Princeton University; and Dr. M. Cathleen Kaveny, John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law and professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame Law School, gathered in December to celebrate the 100th birthday of Millsaps alumnus Paul Ramsey. They had all studied directly under Ramsey, who would have celebrated his 100th birthday on Dec. 10, 2013. Ramsey graduated from Millsaps in 1935 and spent 40 years as a professor of religion and ethics at Princeton University. Millsaps Magazine | Winter 2014





Mississippi Professor of the Year bringing history to life Millsaps College Professor of History Bill Storey is the 2013 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Mississippi Professor of the Year. “Bill is one of our finest teachers in the classroom,” said Dr. S. Keith Dunn, senior vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College. “He is constantly adjusting his approaches and pedagogies to reach students where they are, with the tools they have available to them. He then carefully and deliberately brings them to the point of becoming independent, critical thinkers, and scholars in their own right.” Storey was honored at an awards luncheon and evening reception hosted on Nov. 14 by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education in Washington, D.C. Storey, who earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard and his master’s and doctorate at The Johns Hopkins University, teaches about the history of the British Empire as well as world history. “One of my grandmothers was from England and one of my grandfathers was from Ireland,” he said, explaining the origin of his academic interests. “I had relatives who served in different parts of the British Empire.” Storey connects the relationships between technology, the environment, and power when he teaches world history­—and emphasizes the liberal arts skills of analysis and writing. He strives to show students that they are part of a community of writers, to cultivate empathy, and to make the classroom a site of intellectual hospitality. Two of the books Storey has written are products of his teach-

students to a photocopied booklet and then a book. Storey’s The

First World War: A Concise Global History, published in 2009 by Rowman and Littlefield, resulted from a class for which he couldn’t find a suitable undergraduate text. A second edition will come out next year in time for the 100th anniversary of the war. Katherine E. Sundell, a 2012 Millsaps graduate who now is an eighth-grade U.S. history teacher, considers Storey a mentor. “His classes remain the most interesting courses in my career as a student and his interactive, discussion-based format allowed our small classes to engage in history directly and to reflect on its implications on a global perspective scale,” Sundell wrote in a letter of support. “My experiences in his courses have guided me in my career as a teacher. Dr. Storey taught more than history and interdisciplinary studies. He taught me how to challenge myself and motivate my students.” Storey has also been instrumental in designing and supporting experiential learning opportunities for Millsaps students and incorporating those experiences into the heart of the curriculum, Dunn said. Storey also played a role in developing the College’s strategic plan:

Across the Street and Around the Globe: Partnerships and Influence at Millsaps College. “I had some sense of the competition (for the Mississippi Professor of the Year), and I am grateful for the recognition as a teacher,” said Storey, who considers listening a vital skill for a teacher. “Most of the awards in my field have to do with research and publications.” Storey is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Fulbright Scholarship and grants from the American Historical Association, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He received the Outstanding Young Faculty Award from Millsaps in 2003, a teaching award from the Mississippi Humanities Council in 2006, and the Millsaps College Distinguished Professor Award in 2012. For more information on the U.S. Professors of the Year Awards program, visit

ing. Writing History: A Guide for Students, now in its fourth edition and Oxford University Press’s best-selling textbook, grew from mimeographed tips about writing Storey shared with Millsaps Magazine | Winter 2014



Liberté, égalité, fraternité, and the humanities Dr. Amy Wiese Forbes fell in love with French political culture when she took a class on the French Revolution. “The professor taught us how to work with some unusual sources, including political caricatures mocking royalty, as well

and fellow doctors to serve as ‘seconds.’ French speakers bolstered their cultural identity and medical authority by maintaining contact with and lauding French medical institutions, while linking medicine to French culture as it existed in Louisiana.” Forbes, whose specialty is the history of nineteenth-century France, earned her Ph.D. at Rutgers University, two master’s degrees at the University of Georgia, and a bachelor’s at Louisiana State University. She has taught at Millsaps since 2001. Dr. S. Keith Dunn, senior vice president for academic affairs

as satire that targeted revolutionaries,” said Forbes, associate

and dean of the College, characterizes Forbes as a master teach-

professor of history and director of the European Studies pro-

er, a gifted advisor, and mentor whose wise counsel has encour-

gram at Millsaps College. “The enormous attention police car-

aged students of all ability levels to find their calling.

toons received in France suggested they

“Amy models the kind of teaching we

were much more than entertainment.”

all strive for at Millsaps,” he said. “She

Forbes examined how political

consistently excels in all types of courses

cartoons gave voice to people who were

ranging from Heritage to smaller upper-

locked out of elite levels of government

level courses in European history. In

debate in her 2010 book, The Satiric

these settings, one can always find

Decade: Satire and the Rise of Republi-

lively intellectual exchange and critical

canism in France, 1830-1840.

analyses by her students. Her students

She has since cultivated an interest

have gone on to perform well on the

in medicine in France and its colonies

Praxis exams taken by students entering

in the 1850s and 1860s, a topic about

the teaching profession and in graduate

which she lectured as the 2013 Humani-

studies at top tier institutions. In her in-

ties Teacher of the Year. Forbes received

teractions with students and colleagues,

this designation from the Mississippi

she demonstrates the character traits

Humanities Council.

that make her such a valuable faculty

Forbes spoke about “Dueling for

member—patience, passion, and profes-

Medical Authority: Making Medicine


‘French’ in New Orleans” on Nov. 21 on

Forbes said she is honored by the

campus. The lecture was from Making

award and grateful to the Mississippi

the Rounds: Politics, Rhetoric, and the

Humanities Council for placing her in

Circulation of Medical Knowledge in

the ranks of colleagues who have re-

Haiti, New Orleans, and France, 1700-

ceived it in years past. She considers the

1950, Forbes’ book-length study of the

humanities as the glue that holds civil

history of disease and medical knowl-

society together.

edge in Saint-Domingue, Louisiana,

“Engineers maintain the physical

and France. She spoke about what it meant to

infrastructure, scientists solve problems of health and industry, and business people create wealth and

be a French physician in New Orleans in the 1850s and 1860s.

drive the economy,” she said. “But the humanities enable us

“As mass migration from Saint-Domingue to Louisiana doubled

to draw upon the wisdom and experience accumulated by our

the French-speaking population in the early nineteenth century,

predecessors from many cultures and to communicate our ideas

medicine became entangled with political and cultural disputes

effectively and clearly. Essentially, the humanities enable us to

in which French-speaking and English-speaking doctors com-

examine the world around us with a critical eye and to make

peted for authority,” she said. “Medical disagreements between

decisions based on a broad and sophisticated understanding of

doctors were not confined to professional circles but were taken

what we see.”

well beyond them to the public in speeches, lay publications, and frequent duels—enough to establish a designated site for them 10


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Steps in the right direction for those with Parkinson's disease Millsaps College teamed with the Mark Morris Dance Group to train local dance instructors and Millsaps students for classes that use music and movement to help people with Parkinson’s disease. The College’s Dance for Parkinson’s classes, offered for the first time during the fall semester, are based on the Dance for PD® program, which potentially provides significant benefits for people with Parkinson’s disease. The classes will continue during the spring semester and meet from 6-7 p.m. on Mondays through March 3 in the Hall Activities Center. The classes are free for persons with Parkinson’s disease and their families, friends, and care partners. David Leventhal and Misty Owens, founding teachers from the Dance for PD® program, provided training and spoke about the program during a Friday Forum in September. During the Friday Forum, Robert Sherry, director of dance and theatre at Rollins College, and Robin Wilson, a dance instructor at Rollins, joined Leventhal and Owens in demonstrating the movements used in the program. Sherry and Wilson successfully launched a similar program in 2011 in Orlando, Fla. Millsaps professors Dr. Naila Mamoon (biology), Dr. Stacy DeZutter (education), and Dr. Melissa Lea (psychology and neuroscience), along with Sherry and Wilson, received funding from the Associated Colleges of the South to develop interdisciplinary, engaged-learning courses at Millsaps by incorporating the dance


program into the existing courses of Introduction to Neuroscience and Human Development and Human Physiology. Community volunteer and dance instructor Phoebe Pearigen and Krista Bower, specialty instructor of dance at Belhaven University, lead Millsaps students and participating local Parkinson’s disease community members in the weekly classes. The goal of the program is to connect the students’ understanding of neurobiology to practical issues of health and wellbeing through service to the community. “We hope our students will directly see the impact their education can have on the lives of community members. Students will also have the chance to observe meaningful careers in the medical field as well as the arts, aiding students in the process of vocational discernment, in keeping with Millsaps’ long-standing tradition,” Mamoon said. Lea said the program has given students the opportunity to understand Parkinson’s disease from a real world perspective. “I also believe they have gained more objective knowledge in that they will better understand the anatomical and physiological structures that are diseased and cause the symptoms,” she said. By assisting with the program, Millsaps students have had the opportunity to see how an arts-based program can improve functioning and quality of life for people faced with physiological challenges, DeZutter said. “Students interested in neuroscience and health professions have especially benefited, because the program has given them firsthand experience working with Parkinson’s patients and offered them insights into how patients live with this disease.” Mary Frances Ivey, a Millsaps sophomore majoring in art history who studied with a Dance for Parkinson’s instructor at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, has been among students involved with the program. “Many of the participants have the ability to drop their inhibitions and dance freely, which is a skill many dancers never master,” she said.


East meets Millsaps

founding of Kwansei Gakuin and was timed so alumni could par-

A group of 33 alumni from Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan visited Millsaps College in October to celebrate their Methodist heritage and learn more about the Rev. Walter Russell Lambuth, a Mississippi Methodist missionary who founded Kwansei Gakuin in 1889 in Kobe, Japan.

1973, is a designated historic site of the Mississippi Conference of

The group visited the Millsaps-Wilson Library, which houses the J.B. Cain Archives of Mississippi Methodism and contains the Lambuth Papers archival collection of manuscripts, artifacts, and photos. Kwansei Gakuin archivist Yuko Ikeda told Millsaps archivist Debra McIntosh that they “wanted to touch� their shared Methodist heritage at Millsaps. Kwansei Gakuin Chancellor Dr. Ruth M. Grubel presented gifts to McIntosh; Millsaps College President Dr. Robert W. Pearigen (represented by Kenneth Townsend, B.A. 2004), and Tom Henderson, director of the library. Millsaps College Chaplain Chris Donald and Dr. Don Fortenberry, B.A. 1962, retired Millsaps College chaplain, greeted the guests and discussed pos-

ticipate in the annual Lambuth Day service at Pearl River Methodist Church in Madison County. Pearl River Church, closed in the United Methodist Church. The Mississippi Conference Commission on Archives & History and Madison United Methodist Church share responsibility for the church with the Pearl River Church Historic Council, chaired by Mississippi Department of Archives and History Director Emeritus Elbert Hilliard. The church is the home church of Lambuth, who became a Methodist bishop in 1910. The conference-wide Lambuth Day honors the four generations of foreign missionaries in the Lambuth family each year on the first Thursday in October. Lambuth founded Kwansei Gakuin in 1889 in Kobe, Japan, with the aim of training missionaries and educating young people based on Christian principles. It is now a comprehensive and integrated institute that educates 27,000 students from kindergarten to graduate school. The school has campuses in Nishinomiya, Sanda, Osaka City, and Tokyo.

sible future connections between the two schools. The trip celebrated the upcoming 125th anniversary of the

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Fresh faces on the board Charles Robert Lathem, B.B.A. 1981, of Dallas,

Jean N. Medley, B.A. 1967, of Jackson, has served

is the managing director of ING Clarion Partners Hospitality

as president of the Millsaps Alumni Council, a member of the

Investments Group in Dallas. His civic involvement includes the

Millsaps Arts & Lecture Series Board of Directors, a member of

National Symphony Orchestra, Washington Opera, the Ameri-

the Eudora Welty Foundation, an alumni advisor for Omicron

can Film Institute, and the Kennedy Center, all in Washington,

Delta Kappa, and a class agent for the Millsaps College Class of

D.C. He is a past board member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Edu-

1967. She received the Jim Livesay Award from Millsaps College

cational Foundation. He is a communicant at St. Michael and

in 2000. She earned a master’s degree in social work from the

All Angels Episcopal Church in Dallas.

University of Tennessee and worked and taught at the university

Donna Ruth Else Roberts of Oxford is a retired

level in her field for many years. Her civic affiliations include the Parents for Public Schools Board of Trustees, the Jackson-Hinds

homebuilder and Republican Party activist. She earned a bache-

County Library System Board of Trustees, and the Women’s

lor’s degree from the University of Mississippi, where she majored

Foundation of Mississippi. Medley’s husband, Timothy C. Med-

in English and sociology. She is president of the Lafayette County

ley, 1966, has served as a trustee of the College.

chapter of the Mississippi Federation of Republican Women and a member of the University of Mississippi School of Business Advisory Board. The Else School of Management at Millsaps was named in honor of Roberts’ parents, who established an endowment fund for Else Scholars, rising seniors in accounting, business, and economics with excellent academic records. 14



LOUWANDA EVANS, assistant professor of sociology, published the

“When Moral Awareness Isn't Enough: Teaching Our Students

book Cabin Pressure: African American Pilots, Flight Atten-

to Recognize Social Influence” in the Journal of Management

dants, and Emotional Labor.

Education. LAURA E. FRANEY, associate professor of English, has an essay BILL BRISTER, assistant professor of finance, and PAT TAYLOR, as-

forthcoming in the Victorians Institute Journal. The essay,

sociate professor of economics, are guests twice a month on the

“Chartered Robbery: Mobility, Somatic Terror and the Critique of

“Out of Bounds Show,” a morning sports talk radio show on the

Marriage in Select Hardy Novels,” will appear in the 2014 vol-

local ESPN station (105.9 FM). Their segment, “The Business of

ume. In addition, in October she presented an invited paper on

Sports,” has featured them discussing the pros and cons of pay-

“Travelling Women in Fiction” at the Rocky Mountain Modern

ing college athletes and the financial structure of the new SEC

Language Association Annual Conference in Vancouver, Wash.

Network. The Executive MBA Program at Millsaps is a sponsor of the show.

NOLA K. GIBSON, director of continuing education, served as an outside evaluator for the Mississippi Council on the Humanities at

MATT BINION, director of campus activities, recently presented “The

the “Unburied Treasures: Cover to Cover” program at the Walter

Role of the Assessment Coordinator in a Division of Student

Anderson Museum of Art on Nov. 20.

Affairs” at the Student Affairs Assessment Conference at Emory University. He has also been selected to present to sessions at the

KRISTEN BROWN GOLDEN, associate professor of philosophy, had her

National Association of Campus Activities national conference

paper “Live Free or Battle: Subjectivity for Nietzsche and Hus-

in Boston in February.

serl” published by Indiana University Press in its volume Ni-

etzsche and Phenomenology: Power, Life, Subjectivity. RICHARD BOADA, visiting assistant professor of English, had his book of poetry, The Error of Nostalgia (Texas Review Press),

JAMES B. HARRIS, professor of geology, received a grant from the

released November 1, 2013. The book is nominated for the Mis-

U.S. Geological Survey entitled “Geophysical and Paleoseismic

sissippi Institute of Arts and Letters Poetry Prize for 2014. He

Investigation of the Big Creek Fault Zone, near Helena, Arkan-

presented poetry and served as secretary on the regional poetry

sas.” The award was funded as part of the National Earthquake

panels at the 2013 South Central Modern Language Association

Hazards Reduction Program and will provide students with

conference in New Orleans. Boada’s poem “Jackson Triptych”

research stipends and geophysical field experience.

will appear in the anthology Urban Voices: 51 Poems from 51

American Poets, published by San Francisco Bay Press in 2014.

MICHAEL V. HUTCHISON, vice president for institutional advancement, received the Circle of Excellence Award from the Council for

JAMES E. BOWLEY, professor of religious studies, is a featured scholar

Advancement and Support of Education for District Conference

in Apocalypse Later: Harold Camping vs. The End of the World,

Promotions as the CASE IV program chair for the “INVINCIBLE

a documentary by Zeke Piestrup.

’13” conference in Fort Worth, Texas, in March. The Council for Advancement and Support of Education Circle of Excellence

MONICA DANIELS, director of annual giving, was invited to join the

Awards Program annually honors professionals who excel in

board of directors for the Mississippi chapter of the Association

their field of advancement.

of Fundraising Professionals.

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BRIT KATZ, vice president of student life and dean of students,

proposals for the ACS Blended Learning Project. These grants

received the Leonard Goldberg Citation from the Associated Col-

would provide support for computer-mediated instruction that is

leges of the South Chief Student Affairs Officers during the 2013

combined with the interpersonal and interactive pedagogy that

conference. The Goldberg Citation is the highest honor bestowed

distinguishes the ACS institutions.

by the ACS for distinguished lifetime contributions to the field of student affairs leadership.

ELISE SMITH, professor of art history and Sanderson Chair in Arts and Sciences, presented a paper entitled “Making Her Mark:

JULIAN MURCHISON, associate professor of anthropology, presented

Dora Carrington and the Art of Landscape” at the Southeast-

“Global Realignment in Piste, Yucatán and Jackson, Mississippi:

ern College Art Association conference in Greensboro, N.C., in

Multi-Sited Fieldwork on a Globally-Mediated Event,” a paper

October. She was accompanied by a Millsaps College senior art

co-authored with Curtis Coats, assistant professor of communi-

history major, Megan Starke, who presented on “The Personal

cations studies at Millsaps, at the annual meeting of the Ameri-

Art of Kurt Schwitters: Self-Expression through the Means of the

can Anthropological Association in November.


EMLEE W. NICHOLSON, assistant professor of mathematics, will have

KENNETH TOWNSEND, B.A. 2004, special assistant to the president

the article "Long paths containing k-ordered vertices in graphs"

and assistant professor of political science, delivered the Novem-

appear in the upcoming volume of Ars Combinatoria (Volume

ber 2013 public lecture at the International and Comparative Law

112) in January. She co-authored the paper with Bing Wei, associ-

Speaker Series at the Mississippi College School of Law. His lec-

ate professor of mathematics at the University of Mississippi.

ture was entitled “Norms and Narratives: Law’s Latent Supports and the Challenge of International Governance.”

SHELLI POE, teaching fellow in religious studies, was elected to a three-year term as co-chair of the Schleiermacher Group Steering

LOLA WILLIAMSON, associate professor of religious studies and

Committee of the American Academy of Religion.

director of peace and justice studies, had a book, two chapters in edited books, and two encyclopedia articles published. The co-

EDWARD PORTER, faculty teaching fellow in creative writing, had his

edited book is Homegrown Gurus: From Hinduism in America to

short story "The Successful Husband" accepted for publication by

American Hinduism (State University of New York Press, 2013).

Gettysburg Review, while another story, "Milk," appeared in the

The chapters are “Stretching Toward the Sacred: John Friend

debut issue of Beetroot Journal.

and Anusara Yoga” in Gurus of Modern Yoga (Oxford University Press, 2013) and “Swamis, Scholars, and Gurus: Siddha Yoga’s

BENNIE REYNOLDS, visiting assistant professor of religious studies,

American Legacy” in Homegrown Gurus. The encyclopedia

published “The Expression ‫ ביד רמה‬in the Hebrew Bible and

articles are “Hindus in the United States” in Asian Americans:

the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Legacy of the Holiness School in

An Encyclopedia of Social, Cultural, and Political History (ABC-

Essene Legal Texts” in the Journal of Biblical Literature. He

CLIO, 2013) and “Anusara Yoga” in The World Religions and

published “Understanding the Demonologies of the Dead Sea

Spirituality Project (Virginia Commonwealth University, 2013).

Scrolls: Accomplishments and Directions for the Future” in Re-

Lola also presented her research on Tantra Yoga in America at

ligion Compass. In August he presented “Category Error? Demo-

Mississippi State University and at the American Academy of

nologies of the Dead Sea Scrolls” at the International Organiza-

Religion 2013 Conference, Baltimore.

tion for Qumran Studies in Munich, Germany. In November he presented the papers “Myth and Metaphysics in Hellenistic Judaism: The Case of Demonology” and “Reading the Beginning While Writing the End: The Text of Genesis in the War Scroll,” at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature/American Academy of Religion in Baltimore, Md. BOB SHIVE, emeritus professor of mathematics and computer science, served as a consultant for the Associated Colleges of the South to encourage a large group of ACS faculty to submit grant


DAVID YATES, assistant professor of classical studies, will have the article “The Tradition of the Hellenic League Against Xerxes” appear in a forthcoming issue of Historia. His article “The Persian War as Civil War in Plataea’s Temple of Athena Areia” appeared in Klio in 2013 and his review of Dangerous Gifts: Gender and

Exchange in Ancient Greece came out in Classical Review in 2013.


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In Taiwan, a composition in the key of education When Millsaps College associate professors of music Dr. Lynn Raley and Dr. Rachel Heard spent the better part of a year in Taiwan, they did much more than perform, research, and teach music. The couple and their teenage daughter, Gillian, made lasting friendships as they immersed themselves in the island’s culture and cuisine. Raley was able to take his family to Taiwan during the 2012-13

“In Taiwan, it is sometimes hard to get students involved in classroom discussion. Their culture is that the teacher knows all, and I had to come up with creative ways to get them talking. But part of the problem was language, since I was teaching in English. It made me focus on clarity and content in new ways.” Raley also purchased an assortment of Chinese traditional instruments. They will be valuable learning tools for Raley’s Millsaps students. “I’ll be using them in my world music class in the spring,” he said. “I’ll offer a unit on China, and now I have all these instruments to show.” Heard also kept busy, presenting lectures and recitals at the university on her replica of an 18th-century Viennese fortepiano.

academic year as a winner of a Fulbright Award, which is highly

“When you take a sabbatical, you have a project, and mine was to

competitive and bestowed on the basis of academic and profes-

continue my work with researching historical performance prac-

sional achievement. Fulbright awards are intended to increase

tices on early keyboard instruments, namely the late 18th-centu-

mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and those

ry Viennese fortepiano,” she said. “I actually had my instrument

of other countries. Forty-three Fulbright alumni have been

shipped to Taiwan. I also helped Lynn team-teach a class in

awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and 75 have received Pulitzers.

performance practice at the university and played three concerts while I was there.”

Raley is no stranger to Taiwan; he lived there as a child for 16 years with

Her research on the keyboard

his parents and speaks Mandarin Chi-

music of C.P.E. Bach led to an invita-

nese. In addition to teaching contem-

tion to perform a recital for the 2013

porary classical music, Raley took on a

International Clavichord Sympo-

research project “to study the history of

sium in Magnano, Italy, near Milan.

contemporary music there, specifically

One of the symposium’s directors

ways composers have synthesized West-

was the renowned early-music con-

ern and Eastern traditions, including

ductor Christopher Hogwood. By

local Taiwan music.” He interviewed

chance, shortly after she was invited

several composers, young and old,

to Italy, she learned that Hogwood

and brought back a large collection of

was conducting in Taiwan, and she

recordings and scores.

was able to go hear and meet him.

The National Chiao Tung University, just south of Taipei in

Family life in Hsinchu was limited to a cozy apartment with

Hsinchu, was a perfect place to be during his ten months, Raley

a communal kitchen down the hall. They adapted to true Asian

said, because it has a real focus on new music. Out of seven full-

cuisine, depended on public transportation, and experienced

time faculty, three are composers, and the institute has a thriving

Taiwan’s national health care system for the occasional family

innovative music and sound technologies department as well.

illness, including surgery on a torn rotator cuff for Raley.

What makes it exceptional, Raley said, is that “all of the student

They also experienced more than the occasional earthquake.

performers were expected to play contemporary music, and the

“That was the only aspect of life in Taiwan that made me feel just

playing level is very high.”

a little bit uncomfortable,” Heard said. “One minute you’ll be sit-

In addition to teaching two courses per semester, Raley performed as much as time allowed. He was invited to do a solo recital of American music at the Taipei International Festival of New Music in October, and during his second semester toured the island playing three additional concerts of American music, and three concerts of music by Taiwanese composers. “It was a

ting in your living room, and the next thing you know everything starts to shake. It took some getting used to!” “The thing we really brought back with us is the friendships we formed,” said Raley. BY RUTH CUMMINS

very busy year,” he said. “I learned something about teaching while there,” Raley said.

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Kate Rust

Sara Del Castillo

From poverty, a wealth of understanding Two Millsaps College students spent the summer of 2013 working for nonprofits in Florida and Massachusetts that provide educational programs for youngsters. Sara Del Castillo, a senior, and Kate Rust, a junior, are the first two Millsaps students to complete internships as part of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty. The consortium, which Millsaps joined in the fall of 2012, involves multiple academic disciplines and 19 institutions in educating graduate and undergraduate students on poverty, both in the classroom and during internships. Millsaps alumnus Howard Pickett, B.A. 1998, directs the Shepherd Program for the Interdisciplinary Study of Poverty and Human Capability at Washington and Lee University, which is the home of the program. The


Shepherd Program began in 1997 and integrates academic study and learning through service and reflection. Del Castillo, who is involved on campus with Amnesty International, the College Democrats, and the Mississippi Young Women’s Summit, worked as a mentor and tutor to pre-school, elementary, and middle school students enrolled in the Migrant Education Program of the Hillsborough County Public Schools System in Tampa, Fla. “These children often experience difficulty in school because they must frequently travel from one city or state to another in search of work on farms for economic survival,” said Del Castillo, who is from Ocean Springs. “On the elementary and pre-school levels, I worked on reading, math, and English skills with the children. I also worked on issues of body image, self esteem, social integration, confidence building, and leadership development with the middle school girls.” Rust worked as a reading coordinator for Tenacity, a nonprofit organization in Boston that provides after-school, in-school,


and summer programs for urban youth. She made daily lesson

ing relationships within diverse communities and the impor-

plans for reading and literacy activities for youngsters ages 6-12.

tance of participant observation in her field of study.

“The kids would rotate through tennis, fitness, and reading

“I feel that my major has taught me to be wary of stereotypes,

stations that included two hours of tennis with 30 minutes of fit-

ethnocentrism, structure, and absolute claims about what is

ness and 30 minutes of reading,” said Rust, who is from Hatties-

normal,” she said. “I have been challenged to become aware of

burg, “I also helped lead three hours of tennis instruction in the

my own privileges and how structures in society have influenced


who I am and the opinions I have about the world.”

Rust also worked in Tenacity’s office and learned how a nonprofit operates. “I saw firsthand how much hard work goes into putting on an extensive summer program,” she said. “There are many steps in-

An anthropology/sociology major, Rust said being immersed in a city and culture new to her opened her eyes to aspects of American society with which she had had little experience. Rust, who is a member of Kappa Delta, a work/study research-

volved, including getting funding, securing paid staff and volun-

er for the Sociology Department, and a volunteer at Operation

teers, and inventorying the necessary equipment. The memory

Upward, said she has not yet determined a career path.

that stuck out the most, however, was the big smiles and excite-

“The experience helped me realize that even if I do not pursue

ment from the kids every morning as they ran to the program.

a career with a nonprofit or charity organization, I can still find

They were always enthusiastic and ready to start the day.”

a way to volunteer my time and service to my community,” Rust

Dr. Louwanda Evans, assistant professor of sociology at Millsaps, said the internships are beneficial for Millsaps students as they provide students with the opportunity to bridge the gap

said. “We had volunteers at Tenacity who have been coming back year after year because of their desire to serve.” Rust said she felt fortunate to be one of the first students from

between theory and practice by contributing firsthand to a few

Millsaps to participate in the program. “It was an amazing op-

of the many underserved communities across the nation. “The

portunity, and I made lifelong friends,” she said, mentioning the

purpose of these internships is to foster an awareness of poverty,

opening and closing conferences with 85 students in the program

the consequences of poverty, and inspire our students to think

and their professors.

critically about ways to reduce poverty,” she said. Dr. Julian Murchison, associate professor of sociology at Millsaps and a member of the consortium’s board of directors,

Rust was even part of a group that spent the weekend at the home of Tom and Nancy Shepherd, benefactors of the program. Tonya Nations, director of the Career Center at Millsaps and

said students gain the opportunity to focus on particular aspects

internship director for students in the Shepherd Consortium,

of poverty they find important and gain practical experience that

said the process for recruiting interns for the summer of 2014 is

prepares them for meaningfully engaged lives after they leave

already under way. Sophomores and juniors who complete Ev-


ans’ class in poverty studies are eligible to apply.

“With internships in locations such as Massachusetts and

Nations can provide information for any interested student

Florida, the internships expand the scope of community engage-

about the consortium, which has plans for growth. “The consor-

ment well beyond the greater Jackson area,” he said. “The intern-

tium is looking to expand into two new cities next year, as well as

ships help to build on the wonderful things that our students do

expand its experiential offerings to accommodate varied inter-

throughout the school year and throughout their college careers.

ests in the study of poverty,” Nations said.

They also give them a chance to reflect on how the situations they encounter in places such as Jackson, Boston, and Tampa are similar and different—the basis for the critical reflection on the real world that is a hallmark of the Millsaps education.” Del Castillo and Rust applied for the internships after completing the poverty studies class that Evans taught during the spring 2013 semester. They completed an online application that was submitted to Washington & Lee, the institution that oversees the consortium. Washington & Lee placed Del Castillo and Rust in internships based on their strengths and interests. Del Castillo, an anthropology and religious studies major, said her summer internship taught her the importance of build-

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{ACROSS THE STREET AND AROUND THE GLOBE} Dr. David C. Davis holds a boot that is an example of those worn by horse-mounted warriors and chiefs of Northern Ghana.



Out of Africa: a minor in global perspectives As a University of Florida doctoral student in political science, Victoria Gorham is in her element when she attends African politics seminars and takes part in programs at the university’s Center for African Studies. After all, the 2012 Millsaps College political science graduate

directs the program that is enriched by faculty members who not only find the curriculum intriguing, but use their life experiences to engage students in the continent’s rich history as it relates to culture, the economy, and politics. Davis, who was raised through high school in Africa by Baptist missionary parents, uses artifacts he’s gathered from African countries to help students in his African history classes understand the people living there and how history has shaped their lives. “I grew up in Nigeria, and after the civil war there my folks

has been well prepared. She’s the first person to earn a minor in

were transferred to Ghana,” Davis said. “That’s where my inter-

African studies from the College.

est in African history started. I was aware of, and learned about,

“I was passionate about it, so I decided to do it,” said Gorham, 23, a Shreveport, La., native who plans to center her dissertation on East African studies. Her African studies minor, Gorham says, will be key in her

things that had not been recorded or written about.” He introduces his students to authentic textiles, pottery, and other products of Africa. “It helps to have something in front of them,” Davis explains.

fieldwork that next summer will take her to Tanzania. “After I

“They can know what an artifact means in a moment of history.

earn my Ph.D., I’d love to teach somewhere like Millsaps. That’s

For example, I put a musket in front of them when we talk about

my ultimate goal.”

the slave trade. We talk about the debate over guns for slaves.

Gorham and others in Millsaps’ African studies program are

“I show them porcelain brought over by Europeans to trade.

fortunate to have a rare combination of teachers who are experts

I have a lot of textiles and basketry. Each piece tells us who wove

in that field.

it or made it, and what it was used for. It also can tell the story of

“There are several of us on faculty who are Africanists— someone whose work involves scholarship related to African

economics at the time.” The minor requires 22 hours of study and can be earned by

studies,” said Dr. Julian Murchison, associate professor and chair

any student, regardless of major. Because of their coursework,

of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. “Sort of by

students majoring in political science, sociology, or anthropology

chance, we found ourselves together.”

have added reason to be attracted to African studies, the profes-

The group includes Dr. David Davis, associate professor of history; Dr. Iren Omo-Bare, associate professor of political science; and Dr. Bill Storey, professor of history. “For a small school our size, it’s extraordinary to have that many faculty with so much African expertise,” Davis said. “Our early conversations were about ‘What do we do with this? How can we make the most of it?’ ” Murchison said. “The African studies minor emerged from these conversations.” The relatively new minor also was spurred by the College’s

sors say. Studies show that Africa is positioned to become the next major player impacting global affairs, Omo-Bare said. “When you consider the resources on this continent—oil, gold, diamonds—it’s worthwhile for students to have an understanding of it,” said Omo-Bare, whose specialty is West African studies. The real-life applications of the minor are vast. Students will benefit in the workplace by having a good grasp

study abroad program that since 2007 has taken students to Tan-

of the continent’s social and ethnic struggles, especially when it

zania and Ghana in alternate years.

comes to resolving conflict, said Omo-Bare, a native of Nigeria.

Storey said the African studies minor emerged from discus-

And, Storey said, it’s important for African studies students

sions that followed a grant Millsaps received from the Mellon

to compare the struggle for freedom in a segregated American

Foundation in 2004. “It was to explore comparisons between our

South with that in South Africa.

location in Mississippi and the rest of the world,” he said. That conversation, Storey said, was important to the develop-

“Over the last two decades or so, Africa has witnessed significant ethnic crises, including the slaughter of hundreds of

ment of Millsaps’ strategic plan, Across the Street and Around

thousands of people,” Omo-Bare said. Africa also has historically

the Globe: Partnerships and Influence at Millsaps College.

faced the problem of apartheid, he said.

One other student, Melinda Boudreaux, B.A. 2013, has graduated since Gorham with a minor in African studies. Murchison

“They have come out of this with new ways to try to resolve conflict,” he said. “Many other countries have tried to use the

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same strategies.”

“Oftentimes, they will look for someone who knows some-

Omo-Bare’s Government and Politics of Africa class, part of

thing about Africa or another area of the world,” Murchison

the African studies minor, includes a peace and justice concen-

said. “That makes a lot of sense in a globalized world where your


career sends you to another place in the world.”

He said students can apply the concept of “restorative jus-

It’s Murchison’s hope that as the minor grows the seminar

tice” in whatever field they choose as their life’s work. “You don’t

that accompanies it will become more robust and be offered

always fire someone just because they did something wrong,” he

more regularly.

said. “Instead, help him get over whatever issues are making him

“It’s fun to be able to talk about the political situation in

a bad worker or not contributing to the firm. This is a great idea

Ghana, or Nigeria, and to have been through a military coup and

that has come out of efforts in South Africa.”

bring those experiences to the classroom,” said Davis, in his 25th

“Our students are citizens and leaders, and that type of knowledge is important to be able to understand political reali-

year at the College. “Students can take that and have an impact if they study

ties, and the other side of the global equation of how people

abroad or take part in American politics. That’s what engages

experience politics and economics,” Murchison said.


The coursework is attractive to those in a global business


environment and to nonprofits, he said.



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The ties that bind books Printmaking and bookmaking are the focus of the newly opened Purple Word Center for Book & Paper Arts in the Midtown neighborhood in Jackson. Sandra Murchison, professor of studio art at Millsaps whose own artwork deals with text and imagery from historical markers along the Mississippi Blues Trail, is director and founder of Purple Word. The center, which is located just west of campus at 140 Wesley Ave., operates in affiliation with Midtown Partners, Inc. and Millsaps College. The center specializes in workshops on printmaking, book and paper arts, and provides studio access for member artists to create their own work. It will also provide internships for Millsaps students interested in digital arts, museum studies, communication studies, art, education, creative writing, and business.

The center features facilities for monotype and relief printmaking and a bindery for hand-bound book and paper arts. It also includes Purple Word Press, which publishes and promotes the work of its members. Purple Word is just one of several initiatives establishing an Arts District in Midtown. The Else School of Management ELSEWorks continues in Midtown its economic development efforts, including assisting existing businesses, recruiting new businesses, and providing entrepreneurial training to residents and business owners through the Business Advantage Program as well as workshops in the community itself. Related to its efforts to promote the creative economy in Midtown, ELSEWorks has partnered with Midtown Partners, Inc., the Kresge Foundation, and Entergy Corp. to develop and operate a creative economy incubator in the Hatch located at 126 Keener Avenue, Jackson.

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A digital take on Yucatán Allie Jordan, a 2013 Millsaps College graduate, designed her own dream job perfect for a communications studies major fresh from college. Jordan is spending the year as the first Millsaps College Yucatán Communications Fellow, living in Yucatán and launching the social media line that includes Facebook, YouTube, and a Wordpress blog entitled “Millsaps Yucatán.” Jordan is communicating news about the wide range of classes the College offers at its facilities in Yucatán, providing a sense of what daily life is like there, and offering a glimpse of the country’s beauty. Millsaps and its nonprofit organization Kaxil Kiuic (www. support and operate a 4,500-acre tropical forest biocultural reserve in the heart of the Yucatán Peninsula. The Helen Moyers Biocultural Reserve, with its biological and archaeological resources, serves as the center of Millsaps’ Living in Yucatán


Program, which offers courses in archaeology, art, business, ecology, education, geology, history, literature, math, and sociocultural anthropology. The reserve includes the off-the-grid Center for Research and Learning; a laboratory and research facility in the Maya town of Oxkutzcab; and the Center for Business and Culture fondly known as Casa Millsaps, a boutique-style hotel and classroom facility in Mérida developed by the Millsaps Else School of Management. Jordan is also participating in a media literacy program with Maya youth who receive an education thanks to the Millsaps Scholarship Program for Rural Youth. The project calls for each student to photograph his or her pueblo and to define “community,” which is similar to what Jordan is doing this year. Read Jordan’s blog at Like on Facebook at Follow on Instagram at @millsapscollegeyucatan.


Photo by Virfinia Schreiber

From left, Chip Jones, Angela Blackburn, Lucas Simmons, and Brandon Blackledge, owners of Lucky Town Brewing Company.

ELSEWorks puts resources on tap for Midtown brewery Consistent with the College's strategic plan that emphasizes community engagement, Millsaps College professors, students, and alumni associated with the Else School of Management and its ELSEWorks Entrepreneurial Initiative partnered with Midtown Partners, Inc. in recruiting Lucky Town Brewing Company to relocate its operations to Mill Street in the nearby Midtown neighborhood. The ELSEWorks team worked with Lucky Town to build support for its venture not only within Midtown but from a network of partners, including the Mississippi Development Authority, HOPE Enterprise Corp., and the Hinds County Economic Devel-

Lucky Town is an award-winning craft brewery whose Mississippi principals currently contract with an Alabama brewery to produce their product. Lucky Town’s sales have taken off throughout Mississippi since debuting in fall 2013, which explains the need for its own facility. Plans are for the microbrewery in Midtown to open by the summer of 2014. “The craft brewery industry has exploded across the country and has been responsible for numerous successful community revitalization efforts, including the Avondale community just east of downtown Birmingham, Ala.,” said Dr. David Culpepper, B.S., M.B.A. 1980, chair of ELSEWorks and professor of accounting and entrepreneurship. “The opportunity for our students to be part of a team working closely with the Lucky Town principals on site securement, navigation of zoning and other regulatory hurdles, financial modeling, capital formation, and marketing research has been truly a real-world experience; they have really gotten a kick out of it. We look forward to continuing this relationship with Lucky Town as it moves forward.”

opment Authority.

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Community-engaged learning connects students to greater education community BY RUTH CUM M INS


efore Millsaps College education students lead their own classrooms—indeed, before they begin their student teaching experience—they engage classrooms, students, etc. in the Jackson area. “They are learning that they, too, can make a difference,” said Dr. Marlys Vaughn, professor and chair of Millsaps’ Department of Education.


Through community-engaged learning, the College’s education majors gain rich experience in instructional techniques and classroom management from interaction with children attending public schools in Midtown and the Jackson metro area. Such field-based opportunities, which take place as early as

are at risk of struggling to be successful in school in later years,” Vaughn said. The one-on-one instruction includes pre-assessing students to gauge their beginning skill levels and performing summative assessments at the end of the semester, Vaughn said. To ensure

the sophomore year, include literacy instruction delivered by

the Brown Elementary staff that they’re making a significant dif-

Millsaps students at the Jackson Public School district’s Brown

ference in reading levels, Millsaps students chart and graph each

Elementary. Twice a week for about 40 minutes each, Millsaps

child’s progress from the semester’s start to finish.

students work with one to two children who need help with reading skills. “If they’re not reading on grade level, children

“They are very eager to get these early field experiences, because those direct encounters with students in grades K-12

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provide the deepest learning, and the most direct opportunity

by offering the annual Advanced Placement Institute for high

to bridge theory to practice,” Vaughn said. “Students value that

school teachers. The intense, one-week program prepares teach-


ers to teach the college-level classes and is required for AP certifi-

When Millsaps education students transition from the com-

cation. The 2014 Institute will be July 7-11.

munity-engaged learning experience to their required 13-week

Millsaps also offers the Principals’ Institute, which provides

student teaching assignment, “after being in the classroom for

elementary and secondary school leaders the chance to grow pro-

only a few days, they’re ready to assume some minimal teach-

fessionally, network with other administrators, and gain cutting-

ing responsibilities,” Vaughn said. “Our students are very well

edge best practices for leading change in their schools. The 2014

prepared, and eager to start that clinical process. Cooperating

Summer institute will be June 8-13.

teachers value our students’ abilities to begin assuming teaching responsibilities early in the clinical practice semester.” When they arrive at their new assignment, Millsaps students already are connected to the greater education community. Their professors maintain constant communication.

“It’s part of Millsaps’ mission to be part of the community, and this is one of the vehicles we use to give back,” said Institute director Dr. Ledora Harris, assistant professor of education. Many of the state’s school administrators find the Principles’ Institute’s issue-oriented workshops so relevant to their jobs that

“We provide support across the board—instructional support,

they’re willing to pay their fee if their district can’t afford to send

emotional support,” said Debbie Burson, instructor and supervi-

them, Harris said. “That means they believe in what we’re doing

sor of clinical field experience in the Department of Education.

at the Institute,” she said.

As primary supervising professor, Burson said, “I observe their lessons, and provide individual student support at the school sites.” Student teachers return to campus three times during the

During the Principles’ Institute, presenters address topics that administrators face daily in their schools. The Education Department also provides training and consultation to the advisors and peer tutors, some of whom are

semester to attend seminars. “We reflect on what’s going on in

Millsaps students, of Scientific Research (SR1), a nonprofit or-

the classroom and troubleshoot if necessary,” Burson said. “We

ganization that assists underserved citizens and communities in

also videotape their lessons so students can review and reflect on

the areas of education, health, and technology. SR1 serves at-risk

their teaching techniques.”

students in grades 6-12.

Burson said half or more of Millsaps’ education majors have

Millsaps College graduates are setting a high bar for excel-

accepted a job or are considering firm offers before graduation.

lence in teaching in the state. They include Mississippi Teacher

“Of the four student teachers I have right now, three have a job,”

Corps founder Andy Mullins, B.A. 1970, who recently retired

she said.

from the University of Mississippi after serving as chief of staff to

Millsaps student Tara Johnston is helping students at Jack-

the chancellor and associate professor of leadership and coun-

son’s Lester Elementary manage their own classroom behavior.

selor education. The Mississippi Teacher Corps Class of 2013

That community-engaged learning experience, Johnston said,

includes three Millsaps graduates: Whitney Gilchrist, B.A. 2012,

“has been the main factor in allowing me to consider staying in

Raven Scott, B.A. 2013, and Jake Warren, B.A. 2013.

Jackson to teach next year.” “I have fallen in love with the school and the students,” said Johnston, a senior elementary education major from Austin, Texas. “I love watching the kids improve, and I am so excited to use the self-regulation skills I have learned in my own classroom.” The future teacher ranks also include Millsaps students who aren’t education majors, but who have earned hours in the field

Hope Patterson Pearson, B.A. 2007, is a graduate who distinguished herself as the Jackson Public School district’s 2012 Teacher of the Year. Millsaps senior education major Lovie Love said communityengaged learning has made all the difference in preparing her to lead her own classroom. “I learned how to effectively manage a classroom, make a

of education and seek secondary licensure. These students are

thorough lesson plan, and motivate my students extrinsically

majoring in English, history, or biology, for example.

and intrinsically,” Love said.

A Millsaps graduate may return as a non-degree seeking

“The community engaged classes that allowed me to observe

candidate to complete coursework required for licensure during a

in the Jackson school district have prepared me to work with

“ninth” semester—a semester after graduation—and then student

diverse learners, differentiating instruction for children from all

teach during the “tenth” semester at reduced tuition rates.

backgrounds and learning abilities.”

Millsaps College contributes to the education community



Project with Jackson school focuses on classroom management skills


n any given day at Jackson’s Lester Elementary, a child

DeZutter said. “These are teachers who are incredibly over-

will have trouble staying in his seat, being quiet, and

worked and have an incredibly hard job.”

focusing on the lesson at hand. “You can say to that child, ‘Sit down and be quiet,’ ”

Each week, DeZutter said, she asks teachers to choose one new strategy to implement in the classroom, such as positive

said Millsaps College Assistant Professor of Education Dr. Stacy

alternatives for children with attention problems or who don’t

DeZutter, explaining one way a teacher could manage such a

want to do their classwork.

challenge. “That does nothing to teach the child how to handle the situation that makes him need to be quiet and stay in his chair. It reinforces a negative emotion and makes school not a nice place to be.”

Often, the personal relationships DeZutter’s students form with the children is the turning point. “One of my students is working with a target student, and the whole semester he’s never seen him do any work,” DeZutter said.

There’s a better way.

“He’s always off task. Recently my student found an opportunity

“Instead, ask the child what he should be doing right now,”

to work with the child one-on-one. The child was very happy and

DeZutter said. “Point out how other people are doing the right

did eight pages of work. He got to the point where he felt com-

thing in the classroom. It becomes the child managing himself or

fortable and could focus in class.”

herself, rather than the teacher.” Six of DeZutter’s education students have worked alongside

Katy Morgan, a Millsaps senior who is a Ford Teaching Fellow and assistant to DeZutter in the course, said the experience

teachers at Lester Elementary during the fall semester to develop

has “facilitated deep analysis of teaching practice among the

strategies that foster self-regulation in the classroom. Teachers

Millsaps participants and the Lester teachers.

who better learn that skill will find they have more control of

“Watching them learn together and the new things in their

their classrooms, and students who are happy and excited about

classrooms was incredibly inspiring,” Morgan said. “I see this

learning, DeZutter said.

course as being a perfect fit for the goals of the Millsaps strategic

Not only does the program supply teachers with new ideas for classroom management, but it gives Millsaps College teacher education students firsthand experience with children who need help self-regulating their behavior. “The teachers are very receptive and glad for the assistance,”

plan by building and sustaining meaningful partnerships ‘across the street’ through community-engaged learning.” The College received a grant from the Cargill Foundation to sponsor the innovation in teacher education, DeZutter said. The program is expected to continue for another year and a half. Millsaps Magazine | Winter 2014



THE “MILLSAPS” DIET {Eat what you like, but think about it first.} BY JOHN WEBB




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Bored and hungry? Before reaching for the Cheetos, try Googling “food.” (It'll be fun.) On a recent smorgasbord of links: “Health Benefits of Whole Wheat” “Is Wheat the Root of All Evil?” “Why Brown Rice Is Healthier Than White” “Arsenic in Brown Rice: How Worried Should We Be?” “How Eating Fish Helps Your Heart” “Mercury in Fish More Dangerous Than Believed.”

Next stop, your favorite anxiety site.

They told you to build your food pyramid on carbohydrates. But it turned out all carbs were not created equal. So you opted for whole wheat bread and pasta. Then came the demonization of gluten as the root of such evils as autism and depression. So you turned to rice pasta—and gave up white rice for brown, to boot. "Ultimately, Then they said brown rice our country's might contain higher levels of arsenic. They said you needed relationship fish for the fatty acids, so you made it a staple. Now they are to food is saying it is full of toxins. broken."



You had tried to eat right, but surrendered. You’re not alone. “Ultimately, our country’s relationship to

us connect to the planet we depend on,” McMullan said. After graduating from Millsaps, McMullan moved to Missou-

food is broken,” said Crissie McMullan, B.S. 2000, who helped

la, Mont., where as a program director for the National Center

create a national task force devoted to healthy eating among

for Appropriate Technology she dons an assortment of toques.


Not only did she help found FoodCorps, a national team of

The proof is in the instant pudding. “When you have to be a

emerging leaders who “connect children to real food so that they

biochemistry major to interpret the ingredient list on the label of

can grow up healthy,” but she also oversees FoodCorps Montana,

your frozen dinner, there is a problem,” said Courtney Mullins, a

GrowMontana, and a Farm to Cafeteria network connecting

Millsaps junior who as an intern at the University of Mississippi

schools, prisons, and hospitals to local producers.

Medical Center witnessed the path from poor nutrition to condi-

In her work, McMullan said, she could see a burgeoning

tions like obesity and diabetes. “No one knows what is in the

fascination with the way we eat that she hopes will lead to a

food they eat, or where it comes from.”

fundamental shift in attitude. “After all,” she said, “we all like to

This lack of awareness of where and how food is produced is

talk about food, and what tastes good. Now we’re starting to dig

mystifying, said Dr. James Bowley, chairman of religious stud-

deeper, and ask tough questions about how and where the food

ies at Millsaps College. “We know so many things in this era of

was produced, and why so many of us are sick from too many

information overload, but we don’t even know about what we put

calories and not enough nutrition.”

in our own mouths,” said Bowley, who has researched the role of food and drink in the history of civilization. But, like Crystal Springs tomatoes in summer, opportuni-

Salivate as we may over novels and films like “Chocolat” and “Eat Drink Man Woman”—not to mention cable’s crowded pantry of cooking shows and cupcake contests (honestly, what would

ties to mend this broken relationship with food are ripening.

Julia Child say?)—those like McMullan who take food seriously

Farmer’s markets, food hubs, and community gardens, some

say its larger meaning goes overlooked and underappreciated.

tended by Millsaps volunteers, are proliferating. Restaurants are

“Food can seem very mundane, just something we need to

creating virtual communities around dining, educating patrons

sustain ourselves,” said Dr. Julian Murchison, associate profes-

on the cultural history of food and drink, and increasing their

sor of anthropology and sociology. “And in that broken relation-

use of local ingredients. Efforts are under way to better represent

ship food seems to be absent a lot of meaning. A bag of Cheetos

Mississippi growers at school cafeterias and on the dinner table.

doesn't have a lot of meaning. The anthropologist in me wants

Psychology students are researching the power of visual stimuli

students to understand how many things are interconnected in

over eating—and over overeating.

food and eating, what on the surface seems like a very mundane

It’s about reconnecting to the way we eat. And if a liberal arts curriculum teaches students to make connections—how to think, rather than what to think—maybe tonight’s Chinese

human behavior—gender, class, race, cultural differences.”


takeout could be seen from multidisciplinary perspectives: e.g., anthropology (the origins of chopsticks), business (the origins of take-out), chemistry (the origins of MSG), even philosophy (the origins of the wisdom in your fortune cookie). After Atkins, South Beach, and the Zone, how about The Millsaps Diet? Eat what you like, but think about it first. Maybe the connections you make—cultural, biological, sociological— could lead to better choices. Indeed, among those who would like to see a change in the American attitude toward food, the words most often heard are “connection” and “reconnection.” And that doesn’t mean texting a friend while eating a Big Mac in a chat room. “What works is when we're connected to real food and we sit down to eat together,” said McMullan, recognized by the University of Montana magazine as “one of the most powerful driving forces” in that state’s food and agriculture movement. “It helps

With his course “Food and Culture,” Murchison is helping to foster appreciation for those connections one morsel at a time. His students can be found exploring the social implications of dishes they have prepared themselves and seasoned with a message. “If I have a class of 12 we might have four teams of three preparing meals on alternating nights,” Murchison said. “If we're reading about economics and food, then their assignment is to prepare a meal that prompts us to think about economics and food.” For instance, students were asked to identify social associations of menus based on that week’s reading. “It got you to think about how what’s on a plate is related to notions of who we are,”

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Murchison said. “At a church potluck when you choose your plate

just plain good. Not that we should eat tomato, tomato, and

you're telling people a lot about your identity and body image.”

tomato. But there are so many arguments for consuming local

The answers to the social-identity question were written under each plate. If only the answer to the perennial question “What’s for dinner?” were written under all our plates. Perhaps we could take a cue from The Wizard of Oz and look no farther than our own backyards. Maybe, within reason, if it wouldn't grow there we never needed it to begin with. When April McGreger, B.S. 2000, a geology major at Millsaps,

products—especially in a fertile climate like Mississippi’s—that it is hard to imagine why eating habits have strayed so far. For one thing, it’s always sunny in the produce aisle. And we’re spoiled. “In America, everything is available whenever and wherever you want it,” said Dr. Kurt Thaw, chairman of the Millsaps Psychology Department. “We got used to it and now demand it,”

traveled to a tiny island north of Sicily to study the Stromboli

said Thaw, who specializes in eating behavior. “That is where the

Volcano, she had an epiphany. “My advisor and I were out to din-

relationship broke off. We got too efficient at producing food and

ner with some of our colleagues and it was time to order dessert,”

moving it around. We got used to the availability of a variety of

said McGreger, who makes award-winning preserves in Hillsbor-

foods any time of year. And if you are a grocery and don’t deliver

ough, N. C., from regional produce (www.farmersdaughterbrand.

what customers are demanding, you don’t stay in business very

com). “The menus came and the choices were lemon, lemon,


lemon, and lemon or you could have a glass of limoncello. You

“There are of course advantages to being able to get food

could look up from the terrace where we were sitting and see

from all over world, but when we become dependent on getting

lemon trees covering the hillside, and the whole idea of eating

everything we want at any time of year, we lose quality,” McMul-

local became very real for me.”

lan said.

Most would agree that a Mississippi vine-ripened tomato is good for you, good for the local economy, and most importantly,


Customer demand, coupled with nutritional apathy, has encouraged food industrialists to be secretive about food sources, Gov. William Winter


means of production, and even ingredients, Bowley said. “They know that many of their customers would not approve if they knew what was really in there,” he said. The cult of convenience, so appealing in the 1960s world of Tang and frozen TV dinners, is also a culprit. “It used to take our grandmothers a long time to prepare meals, but then along came prepared frozen foods and TV dinners that saved a lot of time,” Thaw said. “A hundred years ago it might have taken eight hours to prepare a meal. Now we can prepare meals in eight minutes with microwaves. We’ve lost that respect for the artistry involved in how to prepare a good healthy meal.” This cultural remove from the seasons, local food sources, and the traditions of food preparation has exacted a price, McGreger said. “Over the last century or so food production has moved out of the home and into factories,” she said. “At first, people were excited to be unburdened because farming and cooking were hard work. But over the last few decades we have realized that something was lost.” Flavor, for one thing. Clearly, a tomato from a hothouse several time zones away can’t compete with one just plucked from a nearby vine. But it’s pretty and shiny, so we buy it anyway, only to leave the mealy mess on the plate. Such produce-aisle letdown can lead us away from the impulse to eat the tomato at all. “A tomato that’s fully ripe after lots of time out in the sun may not ship too well,” McMullan said. “It might not be the hardiest or have the toughest skin or the perfect shape to fit into a box, but those things don’t make the best tasting tomato. Common sense tells you that local food tastes better and is better for you.” “Sadly, I don’t think many people’s common sense tells them

Roasted Radish and Kale Pizza submitted by Courtney Mullins, Millsaps student

This is a recipe I adapted from Ryan Betz, who served as my mentor during my internship in the Delta. Radishes and kale are two common vegetables grown in the community gardens that I worked with in the Delta. 4-6 small red radishes, leaves, stems and rootlets trimmed Olive oil Salt, to taste Pepper, to taste 1 bunch kale 1 prepared pizza crust or about 10 ounces of pizza dough prepared and rolled into a 13-inch circle 4 ounces goat cheese, chopped or shredded 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled

this anymore,” Bowley said. “I don't think they know what a fresh, local tomato tastes like. They think tomatoes taste like that mush from a big-box supermarket.” But choose one from a local producer or your backyard, for that matter, and, “You’re thinking, This is delicious! Can I have more?” McMullan said. “Local, crisp carrots that are not coated with slime from being in a bag make fun and enjoyable eating.” Apart from flattening our tastebuds, the agricultural superhighway runs over farm families like McGreger’s, which raised

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice radishes and place on a baking sheet. Drizzle radishes with olive oil and add salt and pepper to taste. Roast for 7-8 minutes. Set aside. Coarsely chop kale, place in a sauté pan to which you have added a small amount of olive oil and sauté kale for 2-3 minutes until tender. Set aside.

sweet potatoes in Vardaman. “The system seemed so obviously broken that I was inspired to do what I am doing now to try to find alternatives,” McGreger said. “I wanted to figure out how we could make farming work for farmers and farming communities. That is why when I started my pickling and preserving business I wanted to buy directly from farmers. That way more of every dollar that I spend stays in their pockets. Then more of that money goes into stewarding the land and bolstering the local economy.”

Place prepared pizza crust or the pizza dough that you have rolled into a 13-inch circle on a baking sheet. Top pizza crust with half of the feta and half of the goat cheese, radishes and kale, then remaining cheese. Bake at the temperature specified on the prepared pizza crust package (or at 400 degrees if you have prepared your own dough) for 12-15 minutes or until crust is crisp. Millsaps Magazine | Winter 2014



NORTH TOWARD HOME It was leaving Mississippi that brought McGreger home to a life devoted to regional food. “I felt isolated and disconnected sitting in my graduate student office at the University of North Carolina and staring at the computer screen every day, taking a break to microwave my frozen burrito,” said McGreger, a sixthgeneration Mississippian. “I missed the peas and cornbread from my grandparents' table, my dad's fried crappie and boiled peanuts, and eating from the deep freezer full of vegetables that my family put up every year. I knew if I was going to stay in North Carolina and be happy here I was going to have to create my own community and connection to the people and the land.” The effort has paid off, McGreger said, citing what has been called the local multiplier effect. “Twice the money stays in the community when you shop locally—say from a farmer’s market as opposed to a big-box supermarket,” she said. “Those dollars are twice as effective at keeping the local economy afloat. Not to mention the enormous advantage of a town with the local flavor of unique, independently owned businesses as opposed to the sameness that plagues much of America.” All about local multiplication tables—and local flavor—is Jeff Good, B.B.A. 1986, a Jackson restaurant impresario who passionately believes in the potential of the city and its people. “It is becoming more self-evident that the health of a community is increased when members of the community support one another in spirit and in business transactions,” said Good, whose Italian restaurant Bravo! serves beef raised on Two Run Farm in Vaughan. “Local dollars stay local. Buying local products that stay local helps support local businesses, charities, and community efforts.” Of course, rethinking food also means rethinking drink. In October, Good’s restaurant Sal & Mookie’s hosted a presentation by Bowley, the religious studies professor, on the history of beer, starting with ancient Asian and Middle Eastern civilizations. The evening featured historically accurate menus and beers modeled on ancient recipes (some of which were written on clay tablets). As Bowley told the Jackson Free Press, “I’m


not sure which came first: my interest in history or my interest in beer.” Such gatherings, often orchestrated by Good's marketing manager, Liz Lancaster, B.A. 2011, bring the town to the table in a congenial way that helps make Jackson, well, Jackson. “You draw in a community of people interested in a similar topic and allow them to meet others interested in the same things,” said Jonathan Webb, B.A. 2008, a bar manager for Sal & Mookie's. “And by actually learning more about beer and its history and other aspects, you raise the level of appreciation. And by raising appreciation, we have in turn raised the probability of people buying and supporting local craft beers even more.” Sal & Mookie’s has also sponsored tastings of Mississippi craft beers, appealing to a market that has effervesced since the state recently legalized higher alcohol contents. “Beer at its core seems to be community based,” Webb said. “If we focus on building relationships with those in our own community just as much as our product—and Mississippi beer is great—our business will always prove to be far more successful than it could have been otherwise.” A partiality to the corner store also nourishes the food connection. “In a way, many of us in Jackson are locavores,” Murchison said. “For an ethnographic assignment examining the intersection of food production and food consumption, I had students end up in places like Brent's Drugs, Campbell’s Bakery, and Basil's 904” (which for many years was a drug store with a lunch counter that drew a loyal Belhaven crowd). “At Brent’s, they paid more than they would at a fast food restaurant to have a milkshake made on an oldtimey looking milkshake blender. It was part of the experience.”


Vietnamese-style Caramelized Catfish

Serves 3-4 | submitted by April McGregor, B.S. 2000

Other than cornmeal battered and fried, this is my favorite recipe for Mississippi farm-raised catfish. For a vegetarian version, substitute tofu, tempeh, or even portobello mushrooms for the catfish, and two tablespoons tamari soy sauce for the fish sauce. The sauce for this dish is intensely flavored and is meant to be served with unseasoned rice. If you are planning to skip the rice, you can reduce the fish sauce called for to two tablespoons. 2 tablespoons palm sugar or light brown sugar 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 shallots, peeled and thinly sliced 1 garlic clove, minced 1 Serrano pepper, or jalapeño cut in half lengthwise (optional) 3 tablespoons fish sauce 12 ounces catfish fillets, cut into 1-inch-wide strips 4 scallions, cut into 1-inch-long pieces Handful of cilantro leaves (optional)


½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper In a heavy bottomed, non-reactive pot, place the sugar and ¼ cup of water. Cover with the lid and bring to a boil over high heat. After a few minutes remove the lid and continue cooking until the sugar begins to burn. It will smell burnt and should just begin to smoke. (Burning the sugar is what gives this dish its incredible smoky flavor, so don’t be afraid!) Immediately add the sliced shallots, garlic, and the Serrano pepper. Toss to coat with the caramel, then quickly add the fish sauce, the catfish filets, and another ¼ cup of water. Turn the catfish to coat with the sauce, then cover the pot and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes. Uncover and cook for 2-3 more minutes, until the sauce has thickened. Take the pan off heat and add the scallions, cilantro, and black pepper. Toss to coat with the sauce and serve immediately with steamed rice.

“Community gardens create a common space for people to interact.”

Witnessing a sadder side of Mississippi’s eating experience are those students who see the toll of poor nutrition. Ann Phelps, who oversees community engagement through the College’s Faith & Work Initiative, 1 Campus 1 Community, and Wellspring—a freshman community of volunteers in city schools and gardens—sees a mechanism of need at work. While pre-health students who intern at UMMC’s Batson Children’s Hospital quickly see the toll of diet on health,

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Phelps said, those same students may go on to work in school gardens, teaching responsible eating habits before irreparable damage is done. One of those students is Mullins, the former UMMC intern,

of the country's poorest economic and health conditions.” Mullins is doing her part to prove that it doesn't have to be that way. “During my internship, I worked to plan and install community gardens around the Delta,” Mullins said. “Planting

who went on to intern for an agricultural initiative in the Delta

a garden promotes healthy eating habits, as well as providing an

under the Delta Health Alliance. Like parts of Detroit, the Delta

opportunity for the people living in those communities to learn

has been labeled “a food desert,” a term associated with areas rife

how to grow their own food.”

with fast food, convenience stores, and liquor stores and lacking in fresh produce. Mullins sees a paradox. “The national statistics for children

And, again, people are brought together over food. “Community gardens create a common space for people to interact and work together toward creating not only a productive but also an

who are overweight or obese are staggering, with Mississippi

aesthetic part of their community,” Mullins said. “The gardens

topping those charts in most studies,” Mullins said. “The Missis-

also serve as a great hands-on learning environment for chil-

sippi Delta is known for fertile soil and mild weather that make it


so suitable for growing crops. But ironically, the region has some


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Rowan Middle School who, with the help of Millsaps students,

see them grow. At the end of the day, some were eating eggplant

are learning to tend gardens, reap what they sow, and eat what


they reap. In partnership with FoodCorps members, Millsaps volunteers

A food hub for locally harvested vegetables is slated to open this spring in the New Deal building, Burt said. “We’re talking to

have helped “maintain odorless compost bins, water parched

area restaurant owners to determine if they would be willing to

pepper plants, and teach younger students,” said Liz Broussard,

buy produce from our hub,” she said. “Our back office work will

the state team leader for FoodCorps. “A broken food system

include aggregating, cleaning, and packaging fresh fruits and

can only be fixed with the help of many different players, and

vegetables in portions that restaurants would want.”

Millsaps volunteers have been an important part of our effort to

Jeff Good is again putting his Jackson-spiritedness into ac-

make healthy food more accessible to children and their families

tion and is in early discussions with Burt to supply his kitchens.

in Jackson.”

“He has come out to the facility and is talking about moving

For instance, she said, after hearing that raised garden beds at Rowan Middle School were vulnerable to flooding, Broussard said, the Millsaps men’s lacrosse team helped reinforce them with cement blocks. As executive director of the Mississippi Roadmap to Health Equity and manager of FoodCorps Mississippi, Beneta Burt sees in children a future Mississippi that will be better able to take advantage of its agricultural riches. “There is no better place to start than with very young chil-

forward,” she said, adding that the hub hoped to supply smaller restaurants within a five-mile radius of the medical mall. Not all restaurateurs and commercial food preparers are as open-minded, and some have reservations about locally produced vegetables as labor-intensive, Burt said. But that may be changing. “Last year, two of our local schools purchased turnip greens and sweet potatoes from one of our farmers,” Burt said. “The cafeteria workers were surprised by how easy the vegetables were

dren,” Burt said. “If children acquire a taste for healthy food early

to prepare. They were under the impression that the vegetables

on, as opposed to waiting until their middle or high school years,

would have to be picked and cleaned. However, our farmers had

there is a greater likelihood that their choices will purposely

the capacity to pick, clean, and package the vegetables. They

include fruits and vegetables as they grow older. Children need

were much like those that would be purchased from a grocery

to see where good food comes from and be able to recognize the

store, except these were picked one day before delivery to the

entire vegetable, as opposed to the parts they see in their meals.


We’ve had children who wouldn’t eat carrots because ‘they were

For grown-ups, eating local may be getting easier, too. Ma-

too hairy’­—until they grew carrots themselves. At the end of the

jor supermarket chains are proudly touting local produce, and

day, they wanted carrots and peas for lunch.”

among the alternatives in Jackson are Rainbow Co-op (a health-

Burt is also helping transform into a vibrant oasis the neigh-

food landmark), a new Whole Foods Market, and farmers’ mar-

borhood bordering the Jackson Medical Mall (where those of us

kets featuring CSAs, or community supported agriculture, whose

who don’t eat right may find ourselves). In the former New Deal

subscribers share in a grower’s risks and rewards.

Supermarket, Burt said, one can find “a farmers’ market, healthy

On Saturdays at the Mississippi Farmers Market, Jonathan

cooking classes, and a gym to combine getting fit with eating

Picarsic sells to subscribers whatever he may have harvested


that week. One yield included French breakfast radishes, Agano

But children remain the focus, and a summer program for

mustard greens, Tokyo Bekana mustard, red Russian kale, Scar-

pre-schoolers and first graders is made available to parents free

let Ohno Revival turnips, and—to the relief of the uninitiated,

of charge. “The priority is academic achievement, with an em-

perhaps—green onion tops, basil, and hot peppers.

phasis on reading, but we also encourage them to eat healthier,

With apologies to Forrest Gump, life may be like a box of

to be able to recognize good food,” Burt said. “The condition for

extremely odd vegetables. “You don't know what’s included, but

participation was that all children had to eat, or at least taste,

with Jonathan, you know it’s going to be good food,” said Bolton

fruits and vegetables from the farmers’ market as part of their

Kirchner, B.A. 2011, a pescatarian. “He includes recipes that

lunch every day.”

people have sent in for ways to cook foods that are more tricky.”

Children also need to see that eggplants don’t grow on trees (or do they?). “If you go outside you will see a garden with kale, turnips, mustard, cabbage, and broccoli,” Burt said. “Many children had never even seen an eggplant, and they were amazed to



Sweet Potato Chili submitted by Bolton Kirchner, B.A. 2011

This is a healthy, delicious, and fairly low-cost recipe—and one of the reasons I bought a slow cooker. Dr. Darby Ray, who was once the faculty sponsor for the Canterbury Club, the Episcopalian student ministry program, introduced me to it. It's a warm and delicious meal in a bowl that always made me feel at home as a student. I've now made it for others, and I hope it makes them feel just as warm and at home. It creates a great meal to create community around. 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 medium baking potato, peeled and cubed 1 medium onion, chopped ½ cup green or red bell pepper (or a combination), diced 1 cup carrots, sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons cumin ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon black pepper ¼ cup vegetable broth 1 28-ounce can tomatoes, juice and all 1 11-ounce jar salsa, mild or medium 1 medium zucchini, diced 1 cup frozen corn 1 15-ounce can black-eyed peas, rinsed 1 15-ounce can red kidney beans, rinsed


In a 4-quart or larger slow cooker, combine potatoes, onion, bell pepper, carrots, garlic, cumin, salt, pepper, broth, tomatoes and salsa; mix well. Cover and cook on low for six hours, or until potatoes are tender. Increase heat to high. Add zucchini, corn, black-eyed peas and kidney beans and cook 30 more minutes or until heated through. Serve over whole grain rice that you have prepared according to package instructions. Yield: 12 cups

Note: You may substitute another sweet potato for the baking potato, and you may use any combination of beans.

“More people are becoming aware of what they are eating.”

Relationships with food can be as tricky as any other. There’s desire (those Cheetos, again), anger (your cardiologist tells you to give up Cheetos), envy (your best friend gorges on Cheetos and still fits into skinny jeans), and guilt (you devour an extra large bag of Cheetos and hate yourself in the morning). In the laboratories of Sullivan-Harrell Hall, subjects of a study by Thaw, the psychology professor, are fixed on computer screens displaying photos of “good” and “bad” foods accompanied by positive and negative verbal messages. Their responses

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could predict their weight, and thus health, for years to come. “We’re investigating whether a correlation might be found

held accountable to specific goals. “They met with counselors and came up with specific changes, like cutting sweet tea or eat-

between implicit associations of healthy versus unhealthy foods

ing out only twice a week,” Thaw said. “They also had to intro-

with good versus bad words based on biometric information

duce new activities or hobbies that would distract them from

on our subjects,” said Emily Graves, 2014, a research assistant.


“Hopefully, this will be a long-term study where we will be able

The control group was not held accountable for specific direc-

to track whether certain patterns of food perception might be

tives. “We just met with them and said, Great, keep it up,” Thaw

correlated with disordered eating in the future—that is, if we see


difficulty associating unhealthy food with so-called bad words in

Although student results were often affected by unpredict-

freshmen, are they more likely to see significant weight gain dur-

able lifestyles—“like road trips to New Orleans for beignets at 2

ing their college years or after?”

a.m.”—accountability turned out to be the common denomina-

This spring, Thaw’s researchers plan to use electroencepha-

tor for both groups, Thaw said. “Students with accountability

lography (EEG) equipment to monitor subjects’ brain waves.

lost four times more weight than those not held accountable,” he

“We want to see if we can find additional relationships between

said. “The accountable group lost eight pounds versus the con-

food association and eating habits,” Graves said. “For example, if

trol group, which lost two. Moreover, among the more compliant

someone who overeats shows a distinct pattern of response dur-

faculty and staff, the weight loss was 12 pounds versus four in the

ing the food association test, do they also have a distinct pattern

control group.”

of brain activity while performing the food association task?” Thaw’s research on the psychology of eating has focused on

Of those who participated many have kept off the weight, Thaw said, but added that there was also “a disappointing rate of

what he calls the “neuroscience of satiety.” Turns out, the au-

recidivism.” So he turned his attention to behavioral cues in the

toimmune system—which scientists are studying for its role in

environment. “Signals are everywhere guiding our behavior, and

illnesses like type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis—is at play.

cues in the environment make us overeat,” Thaw said, citing a

To the immune system, food is a foreign object. “If it’s E. coli you

study that showed you’re less likely to eat M&M’s from an opaque

get sick,” Thaw said. “If not, you get smaller responses.”

container than a seductively transparent jar.

A splinter or ant bite signals the immune system to release cy-

Madison Avenue knows that, to wit the many billboards tout-

tokines, which may cause inflammation and an increase in tem-

ing Big Macs, Cokes, and casino buffets. But what if visual cues

perature. But a visit to the buffet can result in a similar release.

could inhibit the appetite, instead of stimulating it?

“The more food, the bigger the immune response,” Thaw said. That response has been simulated by injecting cytokines into

Four years ago, Thaw again divided volunteers into two groups. This time, specific goals were set for both groups, but one

rats, who then eat less, Thaw said. Likewise, subjects with more

was given environmental cues—yellow, pink, or green stickers

cytokines have been shown to eat less. When anorexics’ bodies

with messages like “Eat to live; don’t live to eat” or “Don’t eat that

feed on tissue instead of food, the immune system sees that as an

or you’ll get fat.” The stickers could be applied to the ID cards

injury, Thaw said. “As a result, they could have a hundred times

used at the campus cafeteria, the dashboard, a mirror, or a box of

the normal amount of cytokines,” he said.


That creates a vicious cycle that could be interrupted. “If we

Thaw beat Madison Avenue at its own game. Those in the

could give them antibodies to cytokines it could enhance their

group armed with stickers lost four pounds versus those in the

appetite,” Thaw said. “We could also take that approach with

control group, who lost about half a pound. “We found envi-

people with cancer, or weight loss due to AIDS wasting.”

ronmental cues to be an untapped area where we could start

About a decade ago, Thaw examined the eating habits of

mending our relationship with food,” Thaw said. “There is good

Millsaps faculty, students, and staff. “We started CHANGE,

evidence for the power of visual stimuli. Why not use those to

an acronym for the Center for Health Appetite and Nutrition

help control eating?”

through Global Education, and the idea was to try to see if we

Thaw said that while participants’ weight dropped for spring

could make people more aware of their own behavior,” Thaw

break (ah, the power of the swimsuit), the control group’s spiked


around the time of the Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, and Mardi

About 100 participants, divided into two groups, completed health and fitness forms and were required to report weekly on their diet and exercise. The first group in the blind study was


Gras. “We use visual cues, but social cues are powerful, too,” he said. New cues may be coming from a millennial generation fed up


with stale ways of looking at food. “In the early 2000s there was a lot of emphasis on diet,” Kirchner said. “Now more people are becoming aware and thinking intentionally about what they're eating, where it comes from, and how it’s prepared.” And past may be appropriate prologue. “When I was growing up, we ate a meat and three vegetables,” McMullan said. “They might have been cooked in fat, which nutritionists have frowned upon over the past 20 years. But eating tomatoes, corn on cob, and turnip greens every day was really good for you. People used to eat what was from the garden. We knew how to eat seasonally, and that was what tasted best.”

A 'BOWL' OF PLENTY For what tastes best, Millsaps may soon be looking in its own backyard. One student returned from an agricultural internship in the Delta with a vision for a campus garden abundant with healthy and appealing dining choices, Phelps said. “She saw that the food crisis was not just a lower-income issue but also one that faces our own students,” Phelps said. “She and other students who want to see healthier alternatives here are hoping to start a Millsaps community garden whose produce could go to the Caf ’. There is a sense of urgency in this generation, and they want to follow through on changing this broken relationship we have with food. These students are pretty on top of things, and I have no doubt that this will happen.” They will be part of what McMullan calls “a growing movement of people who want to see their own food being grown, see where it came from, and see the whole process from seed to table.” Said Broussard: “Every time I see a student try a new fruit or vegetable, pull a carrot from the ground, or plead for more salad next week, I know we are one step closer to a less broken food system. And one step closer to a healthier world.” “It is very encouraging that the movement against food ignorance is growing stronger all the time,” Bowley said. “I hope it continues to do so.”

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The Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson honors the state’s rich artistic heritage, while the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale celebrates its musical heritage as the bedrock of American music. At the helm of each museum is a Millsaps alumna who majored in English, each of whom has accepted from First Lady Michelle Obama the nation’s highest honor conferred on museums and libraries. Shelley Ritter, B.A. 1988, executive director of the Delta Blues Museum, accepted the National Medal for Museum and Library Services award during a ceremony at the White House in 2013, and Betsy Bradley, B.A. 1984, executive director of the Mississippi Museum of Art, received the medal during a ceremony at the White House in 2010. The medal celebrates institutions that make a difference for individuals, famiArtwork located at the Mississippi Museum of Art, Art Garden. Artwork by William Goodman

lies, and communities. Medal winners are selected from nationwide nominations of institutions that demonstrate innovative approaches to public service, exceeding the expected levels of community outreach.

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Photo by Lee Commer Pharr*




The Delta Blues Muand only the third has been given since For the Delta Blues Museum,

seum “is the oldest music museum in Mississippi, institution in the state to receive the award, which 1994,” said Ritter. the award of the medal emphasizes the role the museum plays in not only its

local community but the global

music community as a whole. The museum is located in the Mississippi Delta—

“the land where the blues be-

gan”—90 miles south of Memphis.

“We anticipate this recogni-

tion will significantly enhance the Delta Blues Museum’s ability to honor our

many talented blues musicians,

to educate and engage future generations in our local, living contribution to the

music world, and to preserve the

history and heritage of our community and its vast contribution to this impor-

tant American art form,” Ritter






lished in 1979 at the Carnegie Public Library in Clarksdale when Sid Graves,

B.A. 1968, was director of the

library. “He recognized the need when visitors from across the world would come

into the library with questions

about the blues,” Ritter said.

Reorganized as a stand-alone freight




Stovall, and actor Morgan Free-

museum in 1999, the museum has since been housed in the historic Clarksdale Blues Club, which is co-owned by Mayor Bill Luckett, businessman Howard man, opened next door in 2001.

The award gives a nod to both the cultural preservation offered through the museum’s exhibits on the Delta roots of the blues and to the museum-funded educational programming available to students of all ages. In weekly classes, future musicians learn the rudiments of the blues from local blues musicians, and have opportunities to learn from working professionals such as accomplished musician and longtime museum supporter Charlie Musselwhite. The museum attracts 25,000 visitors annually, has nearly 10,000 subscribers for its Keeping the Beat newsletter, and provides year-round educational classes four days a week for students of all ages to learn about the history as well as how to play and sing the blues. Ritter became executive director of the museum, which has two other full-time employees and 10 part-time employees, in 2003. Among the employees is Lee Commer Pharr, exhibits and programs coordinator, who attended Millsaps from 2003-2007. Ritter majored in English at Millsaps with little thought given to becoming a museum director. She pursued a master’s degree in southern studies at the University of Mississippi after meeting Bill Ferris, founding director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture and a University of Mississippi faculty member for 18 years. Ritter said her English major has proven useful with grant applications and exhibit interpretations. “The interdisciplinary education I

received at Millsaps works well with the storytelling we do,” she said, mentioning the museum’s current exhibits as well as the interactive ones currently planned.

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Just as the blues museum is celebrated for its community engagement, so is the Mississippi Museum of Art, which dates to 1911 when the Mississippi Art Association was established. The museum has expanded its outreach thanks to a move in 2007 to a more spacious location in downtown Jackson. “Our number of visitors has quadrupled in the last six years,” Bradley said. “They do not all come to exhibits that you have to buy tickets to, but they come to events outside, they come to festivals and events where people rent the facilities. It feels like a cultural center and community gathering place, which is absolutely what we hoped for.” The museum steps outside of traditional museum boundaries and engages with its visitors in project-based activities such as one where an artist worked with several groups in the community to explore issues of racial reconciliation and civil rights and created an installation in the Art Garden, Bradley said. The museum’s main permanent exhibit, The Mississippi Story, is designed to ensure that out-of-town guests who wander into the museum know they’re in Mississippi. The museum also reaches out to form partnerships with groups such as the Freedom Riders community and Freedom Summer volunteers, and mounts exhibitions explaining their significance, she said. Because of its close proximity to Millsaps, the Mississippi Museum of Art is a resource for students who enroll in the museum studies class that Dr. Elise Smith, professor of art history, teaches. The College offers a concentration in museum studies to art history majors. “Our staff is actively involved with the students,” Bradley said. “One of our interns from Millsaps, Douglas Kennedy, has just started as visitor services coordinator.” Bradley, who earned a B.A. in English from Millsaps and an M.A. in literature from Vanderbilt University, has served as the executive director of the Mississippi Arts Commission. Bradley is a past board president of the Millsaps Arts & Lecture Series and a former Alumni Council member. Bradley credits Millsaps with opening a world of wonder to her. “The brilliance of a liberal arts education is that it prepares you to think, to want to learn forever and to want to make connections between different areas of interest and work and community,” she said. “We have a consultant who classifies people who like museums as knowledge engineers. I think that’s what Millsaps turns out. They’re omnivorous in wanting to learn and put ideas together.”



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Blair Casey, B.B.A. 2007, and former New Orleans Saints player, Steve Gleason

Teaming up for a Saintly cause When the New Orleans Saints made Millsaps College sports history by holding summer practice on campus, thenstudent Blair Casey discovered he had more in common with Saints safety Steve Gleason than he knew. “I played safety growing up, and he (Gleason) was my hero,” said Casey, B.B.A. 2007, who played football for the Majors before two bouts with mononucleosis sidelined him in his sophomore year. “I grew out my hair to donate to Locks of Love like he had done three times previously.” During the 2006 Saints camp, “Steve would stop and talk to me every day, and I realized his wife (Michel) used to babysit me as a kid,” Casey said. They kept up their friendship, and as graduation approached, life moved very quickly for Casey, a New Orleans native who earned degrees in Spanish and business. He became a marketing assistant at the Bank of New Orleans and earned a master of business administration from the University of New Orleans, then taught for a year in China. His ties with the Gleasons grew only after Steve Gleason hired him as his personal assistant. “We had a great relationship. I’d heard he had a really adven-


turous mentality, and he was so knowledgeable about so many things,” Casey said. “With the education you get at Millsaps, you’re really well versed in everything, so that drew me in.” Steve Gleason retired in 2008 and was diagnosed in 2011 with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), known by many as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. ALS is a progressive, degenerative disease causing the loss of muscle strength and control. When Gleason could no longer move on his own and required full-time help, Casey was the obvious choice. “Upon diagnosis, you’re kind of given a time frame. The average ALS patient lives three to five years,” said Casey, 29. “The doctor basically tells you to prepare to die. “Steve flipped that around and said, ‘I’m going to prepare to live.’ On his one-year diagnosis anniversary, he went skydiving with friends. Literally, nothing slowed him down.” The Gleasons formed Team Gleason, a nonprofit that helps those with ALS by providing them with the technology to cope with the disease and maintain a fuller life. “He’s inspiring people with ALS to live,” Casey said of Steve Gleason. “He helped a gentleman recently by buying him a handicapped-accessible car.” Casey also is a partner with the Gleasons in their quest to raise awareness, through social media and Team Gleason, of the disease and the need to fund research to help stop its progression. Their effort got a much-publicized boost recently when the National Football League filmed Gleason’s trip to the 15th-century Incan city of Machu Picchu in the Andes mountains of Peru.


The adventure was memorable for Casey, and not just be-

nication and controlling everything from his home’s thermostat

cause of Gleason’s victory in finishing an 11-hour hike. “We had

to the television. “You can use this technology to find a purpose,

two ALS patients—Steve was one of them—and they were carried

because you are physically stripped of everything else,” Casey

the whole way,” Casey said.


“That night, we celebrated and had dinner. We went to bed, and I knew something wasn’t right,” Casey said. Casey had contracted a bacterial infection and was severely

Said Gleason, through his tablet: “I type with my eyes.” Millsaps’ focus on engaging with others has influenced his life’s work, Casey said. “It goes back to treating people the way

dehydrated. He received antibiotics and IVs. “My entire arm

you want to be treated,” he said. “My teachers were so support-

went numb, which was not fun,” Casey recalled. Almost two days

ive. You get their phone numbers, and if you need them, you call

later, he was functioning again. “I finally got to see Machu Pic-


chu,” he said. The one-hour program “NFL Films Presents: Steve Gleason —No White Flags,” aired Sept. 17-18 on the NFL Network. “It

He counts Harvey Fiser, associate professor of business law, among those who influenced him most. “When you meet Blair, you think he has the biggest heart of

was originally to be a 30-minute piece, but anyone who comes in

any individual you’d ever meet.” Fiser said. “He has an amazing,

contact with Steve feels his passion and his desire to live,” Casey

humble, appreciative-of-everything attitude.”

said. “You want to be a part of it. “What people took away from it is: This is a vicious disease. What can be done about it?” Today, Casey is Gleason’s full-time caretaker and manages Gleason’s travel and events. “Blair has so many roles with us,” Steve Gleason said. “He basically keeps us together as a family, from getting me ready in the morning to helping with errands and groceries. “He seems to know what we need before we do,” Gleason said. “Understanding the needs of a person and a family involved with

That Casey would dedicate his life to such worthy causes doesn’t surprise Fiser. “This is the kind of thing I see our students doing. It’s marketing, promotion, business, philanthropy, all rolled into one,” Fiser said. “It’s that perfect mix.” Casey is preparing to sit for the Certified Public Accountant examinations. It’s one more thing he will juggle with his full-time quest to spread awareness about ALS. “We’d like to find a cure tomorrow, but if we can find something to delay the progression, or make it come to a standstill … That’s our hope,” Casey said.

ALS is a difficult art. Blair has the creativity, patience, and sense of humor to keep us productive.”


Gleason employs laser technology to use a tablet for commu-

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Goal-oriented and experts in their fields The Millsaps Majors football team finished the 2013 season 9-1, winning the most games since 2008 and earning the Southern Athletic Association regular season title for the second consecutive year. The most memorable game of the season occurred on Nov. 9 when the Majors were down 21-10 with two minutes, 47 seconds remaining and Centre College had just taken possession of the football. In an exciting overtime finish, Millsaps came back to win 28-27. “It was an amazing win,” said Aaron Pelch, Millsaps’ head football coach who earned SAA Coach of the Year honors for the second consecutive year. “You might coach in that situation 15 or 20 times in your career. I’m guessing, given that situation, you might win one of 20, if that.” Several Majors were recognized during the season for their individual achievements on the field. Zach Bell, a defensive end, was named for the second consecutive year the SAA Defensive Player of the Year. He was also selected to the All-Region second team by and the All-American second team by BeyondSportsNetwork. Bell was a finalist for the Cliff Har-


ris Award, which honors a small school defensive player and is named for former Dallas Cowboy Cliff Harris. Mike Barthelemy, who set a school rushing record with 21 touchdowns, earned SAA Offensive Player of the Year honors and was named to the All-Region second team by D3football. com. He was a finalist for the C Spire Wireless Conerly Award, winning the largest number of fan votes. Beau Brady was named SAA Special Teams Player of the Year, and Joiner Stewart was named to the All-Region third team by The Millsaps men’s soccer team had its best season ever, earning its first SAA regular season title and reaching the tournament finals. The team had 12 wins, the most in its history. “I am incredibly proud of the team,” said Steve Voltz, Millsaps men’s soccer coach. “It was great to see the new guys mesh so well with our returners. It was also wonderful to send out our seniors with a title. They helped get us to where we are.” Johnathan Huebbe earned all 12 wins, the most by any goalkeeper in the team’s history. Nicolas Roth, a forward who was the SAA Newcomer of the Year, tied the Majors’ single season record with eight assists for the season. Roth, along with Matt Crooker, set a school record with four game-winning goals. “It is really nice to see the individual achievements,” Voltz said. “But it also spotlights the overall team effort to make these records possible.”


Going the distance as an athlete and student Ben Parva runs 50 to 75 miles a week, serves as captain of the Millsaps cross country team, and leads the track and field team as distance captain—and that’s just the start of his involvement on campus. Parva, a junior from Kingwood, Texas, plays viola in a chamber music ensemble, serves on the Greek Conduct Board and the Student Conduct Board, belongs to Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, and makes time to attend the Wesley Connexion’s midweek gatherings for United Methodist students. “Ben simply puts his heart into everything he does,” said Millsaps College cross country coach Andy Till, “He has talent, a great work ethic, and he really likes to win. I believe that Ben's leadership role with the team mirrors his life. He is a passionate leader, and he always has time for his teammates. Ben is really making the most of his time as a student and an athlete.” A runner since junior high, Parva considers the 5,000-meter event his favorite among the cross country and track and field events in which he competes. One of the top runners in the

“I selected Millsaps because not only is it a fantastic institution, but also because I realized that I wasn't ready to stop competing after high school,” Parva said. “Coach Till and Millsaps gave me the opportunity to continue pursuing my athletic passions and feeding my desire for competition.” A classics major, Parva plans to attend medical school to become a cardiothoracic surgeon or orthopedic surgeon. With everything on his plate, Parva takes it in stride. “Through my commitment to the team and performing my best, I have learned to manage everything in which I am involved,” he said. “I prioritize my time to get my work done, and I understand when not to take on an activity so that I do not overextend myself.” Coming from a suburb of Houston, Parva enjoys the intimate setting of Millsaps and the relationships he’s been able to foster. “It’s so conducive to building community and family relationships. Being from a big city like Houston, it's nice to come here and experience a city where people are so interconnected,” he said. “This size advantage transfers and manifests itself on campus as well. I absolutely love the people I’ve met and have been truly blessed by the relationships I’ve been able to form with fellow students—both in and outside my major—faculty and staff, and people in the Jackson community.”

Southern Athletic Association, Parva placed 14th in the 2013 SAA Cross Country Championships in Rome, Ga., earning SAA Honorable Mention.

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Halbrook Award honors academic achievement of athletes A football player who is studying the probability of delinquent mortgages and a shot put and discus thrower who plans to graduate with two bachelor’s degrees have been recognized for their academic achievement. Garrett Coble of St. Paul, Neb., who is majoring in both economics and English, and Alexis Guice of Monroe, La., who will graduate with a B.S. in biology and a B.A. in Spanish, are the Millsaps College 2013 recipients of the David M. Halbrook Certificate for Academic Achievement Among Athletes. Administered cooperatively by the Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning, the Mississippi Community College Board, and the Mississippi Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the Halbrook Awards program recognizes colleges and universities that maintain and achieve high academic standards for student athletes. The awards were established by the Mississippi Legislature in 1984 and named for former legislator David Halbrook, whose family endows the awards. Since the program’s establishment, Millsaps has distinguished itself by receiving the David M. Halbrook Award for Academic Achievement a total of 21 times, the most of any school in the independent college/university division. Coble, who said he is honored to receive the award, has played football since childhood. “I was drawn to football because it is what drives small town life in Nebraska. The high school is what keeps many of the small towns alive,” he said. Coble, who enjoys working on his family’s ranch, completed an admissions application for Millsaps on a whim. “I look back on that decision as one in which I am glad logic didn’t win out,” he said. Coble is a member of Kappa Alpha, the Interfraternity Council, the Purple & White staff, and the English honorary Sigma Tau Delta. A career in mortgage banking could be in the future, thanks to his honors project. “My project will use econometrics to examine how changes in different borrower and mortgage characteristics affect the probability that a loan will become delinquent, using data from low socioeconomic borrowers in the Deep South,” he said. “The idea is to provide better insight into what should be considered

specific mortgagee and to examine how different types of borrowers are more or less likely to become delinquent.” Guice, who throws shot put, discus, hammer, javelin, and weight throws, is a member of the first recruited class for the track and field team at Millsaps. Guice has been a thrower since her sophomore year of high school, after the track coach at her school recognized her potential. “He told me that he had heard that I was strong, and he thought I would make a good thrower,” she said. “The next day he handed me a shot put and said to ‘just throw it.’ I have been throwing ever since.” The high level of technique and strength required for the throwing events attracted Guice. “Having participated in ballet for over 13 years and as a multi-sport athlete (basketball, softball, cheerleading), it was an easy transition for me. I was able to pick up the various techniques of the different events with ease and was able to successfully compete my first season out,” she said, noting that as a high school student, she qualified for the Junior Olympics in shot put and also hammer. Guice chose to attend Millsaps College because she wanted a liberal arts education, and the Millsaps community encourages students to be well-rounded and participate in many events and organizations. “I am so fortunate to attend a college where the faculty and staff are willing to work with students on an individual level and make them their top priority,” she said. “No other school I visited would have permitted me to earn double degrees, sing in the choir, play collegiate sports, join a sorority, perform research, study abroad, and participate in community service. I have set out to do all that I imagined and have absolutely no regrets.” Guice is a member of the Millsaps Singers and Kappa Delta sorority and serves as a Ford Fellow and teacher’s assistant for the Biology Department. She is president of Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honorary, vice president of Sigma Lambda service honorary, and a member of the leadership honorary Order of Omega, the biological sciences honorary Beta Beta Beta, the honorary pre-health fraternity Alpha Epsilon Delta, the honorary for freshmen Phi Eta, and the Spanish honorary Sigma Delta Pi. She is working with Dr. Brent Hendrixson, assistant professor of biology, on an honors project entitled “An Integrative Approach to Delimiting Species Boundaries in Tarantulas from a North American Biodiversity Hotspot.” She has been accepted into the Louisiana State University School of Medicine and plans to attend medical school and become a dermatologist. “I would also like to perform medical missionary work in Latin America,” she said.

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A leader in medicine brings diversity full circle Thanks in part to an innovative student-mentoring partnership and collaboration four decades ago between Millsaps College and the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Dr. Eddie L. Greene conquered critical academic odds—at the time almost insurmountable for many African-Americans from rural Mississippi—and graduated from medical school, going on to ultimately join the staff of the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Greene, who grew up in the Mississippi Delta town of Belzoni and received a B.S. in chemistry in 1978, is now in a position to pay it forward as he leads the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine Office for Diversity in Education into the future. The establishment of the office formally acknowledged what had already been an important effort and goal in education at the world-renowned clinic, said Greene, a Mayo Clinic nephrologist who was named the office's first director in 2009. He also served as president of the Officers and Councilors of the Mayo Clinic Physician and Administrative Staff in 2012. “There have been many outstanding efforts and successful programs to foster diversity, but we wanted an official office for diversity in education in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine,” said Greene, who received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. “Our team of colleagues is doing important work in diversity in education by identifying mentors, locating opportunities for research, finding innovative educational experiences, and identifying new ways to present curricula that help students achieve excellence. At the same time they learn important skills in cultural competency, cultural confidence, and cultural responsiveness to ensure the highest quality of care for every patient every day.” Gaining cultural confidence, according to Greene, is “about helping all of our students to understand that they will be involved with and exposed to people from diverse backgrounds. “The experiences enrich the learning environment so that they ultimately become outstanding health care providers, researchers, and educators,” said Greene, who has worked as an advisory council member with the National Institutes of Health to address demographic disparities in health care across the nation. “With respect to cultural responsiveness, students and learners gain a greater understanding that the needs of other students and others that you may be working with may be different

“We do a lot of great work here,” said Greene, an associate professor of medicine (nephrology) at Mayo Clinic who taught at the Medical University of South Carolina before going to Mayo. “Our goals are to recruit outstanding students and learners, retain them, and assist them in identifying the best opportunities for pathways to excellence in caring for the patients we see.” Greene also helped identify a pathway to excellence for one current Millsaps College professor—from the sidewalks of New York to the less urban enclave of Rochester, where he would join his friend and colleague at the Mayo Clinic. “Dr. Greene was part of the reason why a kid from Brooklyn ended up at Mayo Clinic,” said Dr. Sabrice Guerrier, an assistant professor of biology at Millsaps who has twice worked at Mayo. “He was someone I could talk to at Mayo and bounce ideas off of to get an idea about how the institution worked.” Drawing parallels between Brooklyn and rural Mississippi, Guerrier said Greene inspired his efforts to prepare Millsaps students for the demands of graduate school. “I’m a kid from Brooklyn from an average high school, and he’s a kid from a small town in Mississippi from an average high school,” Guerrier said. “Seeing the things that Dr. Greene achieved emboldened me to go into the classroom to challenge Millsaps students. His idea of how rigorous an institution Millsaps is has energized me toward my students. They may groan now about the things I ask them to do, but in the long term they may wind up like Dr. Greene, and that would make me happy.” Greene credits a substantial portion of his own success to the Millsaps Pre-Medical Training Co-operative of the 1970s, part of a federally funded, national effort to increase minority enrollment and diversity in U.S. medical schools. Fifteen students from disadvantaged areas of Mississippi were chosen each year to participate in the mentoring partnership between Millsaps College and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Making an enormous contribution to his academic life, Greene said, were the guidance and encouragement he received from the College’s dedicated triumvirate of chemistry professors, Dr. Eugene Cain, Dr. Allen Bishop, and Dr. Al Berry, all of whom have passed away. “They were great mentors and great professors who could help one to understand the academic challenges of a particular discipline,” Greene said, adding that he especially treasured Cain’s counsel and lifelong friendship. “They gave the kind of advice that affords students insight into overcoming certain obstacles. More importantly, they opened doors and guided you in a way that would benefit you for the long term.”

from your own.”

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At a Pre-Medical Training Co-operative 25th anniversary

In an online statement, Mayo Clinic, which also has loca-

reunion in 2002, 35 alumni established an endowed scholarship

tions in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Jacksonville, Fla., defines diversity

in Cain’s honor. Another scholarship carries the names of Cain,

as “all the characteristics that distinguish individuals or groups

Berry, and Bishop.

from one another. It includes distinctions based on race, color,

The mentoring program “gave us not only peer support but we

creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual

also had support from the larger Millsaps community and those

orientation, disability, veteran’s status, or status with regard to

professors who were dedicated to proving that disadvantaged stu-

public assistance.”

dents from Mississippi, given the right tools, could develop into highly qualified students and professionals,” Greene said. The partnership helped racial diversity take hold at Millsaps

Greene said that the Mayo Office for Diversity in Education, working in conjunction with colleagues from the institution-wide Mayo Clinic Office for Diversity and Inclusion, sought not only

College, said Chrissy Wilson, who was an instructor for the coop-

to enhance the experiences of the clinic’s pool of students and

erative and now works on the Mississippi Freedom Trail, which

faculty but also that of patients.

commemorates the state’s civil rights heritage. “The other students were lucky to have this group on campus,” Wilson said. “They were fresh, eager, and hardworking. It just didn't make sense to go to an integrated high school and

“Diversity is essential to Mayo Clinic’s goals of attracting, developing and retaining the best people and ultimately providing the best care to every patient, every day,” Greene said. Given the disproportionately high incidence of end-stage

a—seemingly—segregated college. Even though Millsaps was the

renal disease in African-Americans, Greene is serving that demo-

most liberal college in the state, it was white. The students were

graphic by conducting research that could extend their very lives.

lucky then to have black students as peers and friends.”

Much of his previous work and that of many of his colleagues at

“Eddie was the epitome of what that program was all about,”

Mayo Clinic, ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report in renal

said Dr. Jim McKeown, Millsaps College professor emeritus of bi-

care, has focused on the roles played by fibrosis in the progres-

ology. “He took advantage of the opportunities given to him as a

sion of chronic kidney disease.

minority student and took it way beyond what most students do.

“Several of my previous mentors and I did seminal studies on

He took it and ran with it and became a very successful example

how hormones contribute to the development of chronic kid-

for any program like that.”

ney disease by evaluating how cellular signals emanating from

Said Dr. Vonda Reeves-Darby, B.S. 1978, a former trustee of

hormonal interactions lead to mechanisms that cause worsening

the College, who also participated in the co-operative: “Quiet,

kidney disease through fibrosis,” Greene said. The fibrosis find-

observant, consistent in temperament, intelligence, and atten-

ings, he added, have “led to new insights helping to identify new

tion to detail, Eddie has always been so focused on whatever task

treatments in kidney disease.”

was at hand. A broad laugh and an ever-present smile are his

For Guerrier, Greene’s comments about the role of the Col-

hallmarks. Though from Belzoni, there was never anything that

lege’s exacting academic standards in preparing students for the

was small-townish about him. He exudes the results of strong

future have led to new insights.

professionalism that was instilled in him for decades, the seeds of guidance of a strong, admirable mother.”

“Eddie’s comments helped me to understand Millsaps,” Guerrier said. “He understands that Millsaps is academically rigorous

McKeown said it followed that Greene was now working to

in ways that make medical school less challenging. It’s not about

improve diversity in education. “He understands the importance

making things hard for students but helping to make them rigor-

of helping individuals who need extra encouragement,” McKe-

ous thinkers.”

own said. “So many times you get people who are potentially very good students but need help because of their circumstances. The country is missing out by not taking advantage of their abilities. These programs allow these young people to become educated and successful citizens. The percentage of underprivileged people with extraordinary abilities is the same as it is among the rest of the population.”




In Pursuit of Excellence A restless pursuit of challenging, questioning, understanding, reflecting, of always looking to the future is one of the College’s greatest strengths. At the heart of the Millsaps experience, it transforms students from all walks of life into successful adults who go out into the world and make a real difference. To ensure that this pursuit continues, Millsaps alumni are calling on one another to join the Building Towards Excellence initiative, a campaign to grow Annual Fund support for the College during the next four years. The goal is to recruit 100 new members for the Homer Ellis Finger Society who will commit to donating $2,500 annually for the next four years.

For more information, contact Monica Daniels, Director of Annual Giving, at 601-974-1036 or

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Crowning achievements

opinions, all of which is helpful in the interview process.”

By the time Chelsea Rick completes her reign as Miss Mississippi 2013, she will have educated thousands of students across the state about a healthy lifestyle, visited with hundreds of patients at Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson, and met countless Mississippians.

competition “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man,” a song from the

“I speak at almost every appearance, and that’s something

Cadillac GMC in Vicksburg. “I’m on my fifth car,” she said.

I enjoy,” said Rick, B.S. 2012. “It’s very beneficial to me for my future. That’s what this program is about, building skills for the future.” The opportunity to wear the Miss Mississippi crown was an ambitious childhood dream that grew into a goal. “I knew I wanted to be Miss Mississippi before I knew I wanted to be a doctor,” she said. “I always watched the pageant with my mother, and she made it all about the girls and how smart they were and what they were like—and not about the dresses and how they looked. When I got older, I learned it would be a way to gain scholarships to pay for college and a way to meet people and have a voice to make a lasting difference.” For Rick, persistence paid off, and she won the Miss Mississippi crown on her fifth attempt. She represented the state at the 2014 Miss America Competition last September in Atlantic City, N.J. “It was something I’ll never forget,” she said. Rick finished as a Top 15 finalist and also won a lifestyle fitness (swimsuit) preliminary competition. She was named a finalist for the Quality of Life Award thanks to her platform “Full Plates, Healthy States,” which is aimed at fighting hunger in America and providing healthy, nutritious food for those without. She also captured a $5,000 STEM Scholarship that was introduced as part of Miss America’s new STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) platform. “The first thing the panel of judges for the STEM scholarship did was ask me about my honors project at Millsaps,” she said, explaining they were intrigued by her honors project thesis title, “Epigenetic Markers of the Serotonergic System in a Rodent Chronic Stress Model: Examining the Extent of Methylation of 5-HT1A in the Prefrontal Cortex of Stressed and Home Cage

Rick’s only disappointment about the outcome of the Miss America pageant? She didn’t get to sing on the final night of Broadway musical “Showboat” that former Millsaps artist-inresidence James Martin helped her perfect. Since returning from the Miss America pageant, she has traveled 22,000 miles in Mississippi, receiving the use of a new car to drive about every 5,000 miles courtesy of George Carr Buick The Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians’ tobacco-free program (known as “Tar Wars”), the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program (of which she is a recipient), the Food for Families Food Drive, and the Mississippi Wildlife Federation’s Hunter’s Harvest program that encourages sportsmen and women to donate venison to the Mississippi Food Network are among programs she has promoted. One of Rick’s first appearances was at the Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital where she had volunteered as a member of the Wellspring Living and Learning Community while a Millsaps student. She now visits the hospital at least once a month. Rick credited a Faith & Work internship at Millsaps College with helping her realize her interest in gerontology. “I enjoyed seeing how the doctor I worked with was driven by compassion for her patients,” she said. While at Millsaps, Rick was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, president of the Student Council for College Advancement, a member of Chi Omega sorority, and a presidential ambassador for the Millsaps Admissions Office. A native of Fulton, Rick has earned a total of $40,000 in scholarships from her competitions. After her reign as Miss Mississippi is up, she plans to return to William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine and resume her studies as a second-year student. Her goal is to become an internal medicine physician specializing in geriatrics. “I’m very interested in quality of life issues, a subject that I studied in a directed studies class about biomedical ethics taught by Dr. Patrick Hopkins when I was at Millsaps,” she said.

Control Rats.” Rick, who earned a B.S. in biology at Millsaps, credits her four years at Millsaps with playing a role in her pageant preparation. “Everything I spoke about was rooted in my experience at Millsaps,” she said. “My experiences there helped me become confident in my intellectual abilities and to reason and form

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A family tradition of excellence When it was time for Cree Cantrell, B.A. 2010, to make a college decision, he had many choices. “I applied to 28 schools,” said Cree. “My mom’s primary job when I was graduating from high school was ‘get Cree into college.’ ” Cree, who ultimately chose to attend Millsaps College because of a combination of factors including a scholarship and the opportunity to play football, was the first in his immediate family to attend and graduate from a four-year college. Cree, his sister, Stevie, B.A. 2013, and their parents are from Biloxi, where Cree now lives and works as an investments manager at Edward Jones. Their father worked as an electrician for Mississippi Power Co. for 29 years before retiring, and their mother was a crossing guard at an elementary school. “When they first married, they ran a 55-foot shrimp boat for a couple of years,” he said. “Shrimping is a very tough business, though, so they eventually moved on. My father worked his whole career as an electrician, and they shrimped on a much smaller boat part time. Now they sometimes buy shrimp off of boats locally and sell them in Jackson.” Cree credits his mother for instilling a love for education. “My mom was always reading to us,” Cree said fondly. “She was always preparing us to do well in school. She would go get math and reading books ahead of our grade level and teach us at home during the summer.” Cree said his parents always planned for their children to get a four-year college degree. “It was never ‘Are you going to college,’ it was ‘Where are you going to college,’” he said. At Millsaps, Cree was involved in student government, serving as student body president his senior year. He wrote for the

Purple & White all four years and played football for three years. An economics major, Cree interned at a lobbying firm. He studied abroad in France. When it came time for Stevie to pick a college, Cree encouraged her to attend Millsaps, thinking it was a long shot. “She

director of the Young Mississippi Women’s Leadership Summit, and active in student government. She studied abroad in Liechtenstein. Currently, Stevie is employed as a research specialist at the Mississippi Development Authority, where she regularly uses the writing skills that she gained at Millsaps. “The writing tools that we took for granted but had to learn at Millsaps really set my work apart. I was always told that writing mattered, but I never realized how much,” she said. Cree credits Millsaps for educating him and nurturing the skills that help him relate to people from all walks of life. “If I hadn’t been surrounded by the Millsaps environment, I wouldn’t be the person I am today,” Cree said. “At Millsaps I was exposed to everything, and it helped me grow a lot. I haven’t changed my core values, but my view of the world was greatly expanded and that has made me a better person.” Dr. Brit Katz, vice president and dean of students at Millsaps, said Stevie and Cree focused upon excellence in all their undergraduate pursuits. “While very few students earn Phi Beta Kappa keys, Stevie and Cree are exceptional for being Phi Beta Kappa scholars and siblings. Cree is enshrined in the Hall of Fame and was elected student body president. Stevie was our Most Outstanding Greek Woman, varsity cheerleader, and co-chairperson for the Senior Year Experience,” he said. Both Stevie and Cree share favorite memories of Dr. Blakely Fox Fender, professor of economics. Stevie keeps in touch with Dr. Susan Taylor, professor of economics, and Dr. Pat Taylor, associate professor of economics. Stevie is also still involved with the Millsaps cheerleaders, who call her the unofficial assistant coach. Above all, Stevie and Cree call Millsaps College their home. “Millsaps is our family’s college,” Stevie said. “My mom still comes for football games, even though we are not students anymore.” Stevie and her mother attend football games together in the signature Millsaps colors of purple and white. “If anyone looked at my mother’s wardrobe they would think she went all four years to Millsaps,” she said. BY NELL LINTON KNOX, B.A. 2010

swore up and down that she wasn’t going to the same school with her brother,” he said. Stevie, who majored in economics and public management, chose her own path at Millsaps despite the large shadow cast by her older brother, whom she jokingly calls “Mr. Millsaps.” “I could not have asked for a better college,” she said. Stevie was a Millsaps cheerleader, a member of Kappa Delta sorority,

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Star billing on New York's real estate marquee Should you find yourself looking for a home in New York City—and it helps to have a cool million or so to drop on the deal—you might want to look up an old Millsaps classmate. Noble Black, B.S. 1998, who majored in economics at Millsaps, took the theory of supply and demand out of the classroom and put it in the headlines when in 2012 he sold a penthouse duplex on Fifth Avenue for a staggering $54 million—to the recording industry giant David Geffen, no less. “Selling NYC's Most Expensive Co-Op” proclaimed the New York Post. How do you get there from here? Said Black, who is ranked 26th nationally by the Wall Street Journal based on the amount of closed transaction volume for 2012 and is one of The Corcoran Group’s top 25 brokers: “by learning to deal with people fairly and competently and putting clients’ interests first.” Rewind to a summer’s day in Cambridge, England, in 1997 when Black, who was studying at the London School of Economics, and Patrick Taylor, his intermediate microeconomics professor at Millsaps, found themselves punting on the River Cam. “Watching the Cambridge students, we said, ‘We can do that,’ ” recalled Taylor, who was teaching at the College’s Else School of Management program in London at the time. Punting involves using a pole to propel a long, flat boat, and after Taylor had piloted the first leg of the journey, Black was ready to try his hand. “Noble said he’d pole us back, and suddenly I heard, ‘Uh-oh,’ ” Taylor said. “I looked up and there was the pole majestically stuck in the mud and we were sailing freely downstream!” They eventually managed to paddle back to the

back to Mississippi,” Black said. But that was a few lifetimes ago. During his third year of law school at the University of Virginia, Black “debated whether to come back south” or take a step into the unknown. “It was going to be either go to Houston or go to New York,” Black said. New York won, and Black put in long hours as an attorney with a prestigious securities firm. But, feeling drained and unsatisfied, he was led in 2004 to try out for NBC's reality show “The Apprentice.” Although he was not cast, he was hired by Mark Burnett's production company as a consultant for the third season. According to a close friend from Millsaps, the Rev. Canon Shannon (Rodgers) Manning of the Episcopal Diocese of New Orleans, B.A. 1997, Black has been uncompromising in his quest for a calling. “The thing about Noble is that while he was an attorney he realized that that was not the life he wanted,” said Manning, who remembers ironing Black’s shirt in a dorm hallway before he gave a speech in his winning bid for student body president. “He had the big firm, the UVA law degree, and he walked away from it. He knew there was something different out there that would feed his spirit in a way that he wanted it to be fed.” In that, Taylor said he could see the Millsaps influence. “We teach our students to keep an eye out for opportunities and learn how to evaluate those opportunities and ask themselves, Is that more who I am as a person?” Taylor said. “We help them seek work that is about who they are.” With his “Apprentice” stint behind him, Black was again ready to reexamine who he was. “I had always loved real estate,” he said. “I felt like if I was going to give real estate a chance, I had to do it then.” After applying to Sotheby’s and The Corcoran Group (New York City’s largest firm by volume), he wound up working for the latter in 2004. Black, who compared his role as a broker to that of a therapist in a 2011 interview with the New York Daily News, credits his

pole, Taylor said, adding with a laugh, “We weren’t smart enough

ascent to a few simple factors: “hard work, doing a good job for

to hire the college boys.”

people, getting word-of-mouth referrals, and luck. You don't start

Maybe not, but Black was too smart to let an adventure pass him by, and it is that same taste for risk that has helped fuel his dazzling streak across Manhattan’s pricy skyline. With a million dollar smile—Details magazine listed him among the “new rock stars of real estate”—and a Millsaps grounding in the value of hard work, he has competed with the best and won. Black’s drive to excel was already showing when, as a high school senior from Byram, he visited the College campus for a Major Madness Weekend. “That was when I first got to know people at Millsaps,” he said. Then, as a student, his trajectory was set not for real estate, but law and politics. “While I was at Millsaps, I thought I would go on to law school and go to work for a big firm and then come

in the high end. The few connections I had were classmates from UVA and former legal clients.” He added that his law degree has been a powerful advantage. “Selling real estate in a city where there are probably 16,000 brokers, I find my law degree helps me stand out,” he said. “My record speaks for itself. A law degree from a top school told people I was a smart guy and capable of protecting their interests.” It is often said that real estate is about relationships, and that is where Black seems to have an extraordinary gift: the kind of natural confidence that inspires confidence in others. “Noble is one of those people you trust from the outset,” Taylor said, “and that is invaluable in real estate. He is a gentleman of integrity and character and you immediately sense that. I’m sure everybody does.” Millsaps Magazine | Winter 2014



Said Brian Courville, B.S. 1998, Black’s roommate for three

Black, whose own condominium is in a prewar printing house

years: “He's a good networker—likable, energetic, and smart—

that was converted to lofts, said his motto was “don't compare

and those skills translate to business and especially real estate.”

and despair, but take comfort in doing the best you can and not

Furthermore, because of Millsaps’ small size, which fosters

be distracted by what others are doing.” He added that amid the

close teacher-pupil ties, students learn early on how to negoti-

stressful pace of New York he often turned to therapeutic walks

ate unfamiliar social territory. “Students learn to relate to people

in Greenwich Village to nourish his soul.

with significant differences from them,” Taylor said, “whether it's age, ethnic background, class, or anything else.”

Real estate is ultimately about finding a home, and home—be it Mississippi or Manhattan—seems to be where his heart is.

Black’s advice to Millsaps students who would follow his

Said Manning: “Noble loves his family, he love his friends,

example? “In business you have to work incredibly hard and not

he is deeply generous, and it doesn’t surprise me at all that he is

take anything for granted,” he said. “The economic environment

in a job that helps build community by enabling others to find a

is even more competitive now than when I was in school. You


have to make yourself stand out. Work hard to be at the top of your class, the top of your field.” In New York, he said, “everything is political and multinational. You can’t just get by. You really have to show you’re an expert in your field.”

Noble Black sells luxury real estate like this property in Manhattan.





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All the world is his stage Pick up the morning paper or turn on the nightly news and behind many headlines—be they on dismantling chemical weapons in Syria or climate change in Antarctica—Dean Pittman is helping to choreograph the delicate dance of nations. As acting assistant secretary of state for international organization affairs, Pittman, B.A. 1978, helps shape the State Department’s dialogue with the United Nations and an array of world agencies. His office tackles daily the countless challenges of a planet in chaos—issues like peace and security, nuclear nonproliferation, human rights, economic development, climate change, and global health. “There’s not much we don’t touch,” said Pittman, who also helps configure the American agenda for the UN General Assembly. Diplomacy demands a human touch, and those who knew Pittman at Millsaps College say his humanity—his empathy, social conscience, and subtly engaging way with others—destined him for his role on the world stage. “Dean has a strong internal compass to do the right thing,” said Dr. Tim Alford, B.S. 1978. “He has a genuine concern for the ‘least of these’ and the underdog. This was evident in the way he dealt with his classmates and fellow students. He has a thoughtful and quiet manner about him.” But credit must go where it’s due, and “it must have been those Inez burgers at CS’s that fueled his brain,” joked another friend, Dr. Scott Shows, B.S. 1977, referring to the storied student hangout. “It does not surprise me that he has done well in the State Department because he is a gentleman, a Southern gentleman at that, and I think that plays well in Washington. That kindness and courteousness stands out. Plus, he is a real smart guy. That goes without saying, to do as well as he has done.” Done well, indeed. Domestically, Pittman has worked on the secretary of state’s policy planning staff, served as special assistant to the deputy secretary of state and director for the Balkans at the National Security Council, and been responsible for East Asian and Pacific legislative affairs. Overseas, Pittman was the U.S. consul general to Northern Ireland from 2004 to 2007 and worked for the transitional government in Iraq from 2003 to 2004. He has also served in embassies in Sarajevo, Mozambique, and Guyana, and in the Bosnia mission of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. A typical day? “There isn’t one,” said the Tylertown native, who holds a master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. “Today I have a meeting


with the deputy ambassador from the Israeli Embassy. They are interested in better engaging with the UN.” He then rattled off a daunting list of commitments including a meeting with an International Energy Agency official (“I have to convey our budget restraints”) and a round table with Sigrid Kaag of the Netherlands, recently appointed to lead the UN’s effort to eliminate chemical weapons in Syria. All of which takes him a long way from his Tylertown roots, but those roots may have nourished his lifelong interest in politics and public service. Pittman’s father, Paul Pittman, was the editor of The Tylertown Times and wrote a political column syndicated statewide. “I knew his father between 1969 and ’75, and he was a progressive influence at a time when there were still stalwart segregationists in office in Mississippi,” said Dr. John Quincy Adams, emeritus professor of political science and a mentor to Pittman. “He worked with people with similar moderation to get Mississippi forward- instead of backward-looking.” In addition to a father who took the “high ground during the civil rights era,” said his friend and colleague in political science, Mary Al (Cobb) Alford, B.A. 1977, “his mother was a faithful schoolteacher and active in the Methodist church. Millsaps offers you the opportunity to expand on that kind of background.” Pittman has a “public servant sort of heart,” added Mary Al Alford, wife of Tim Alford. “His job may seem exciting and glamorous, but it is a job of service. He came from a serving family and that led to the path he chose.” Also leading to that path was a seminal semester in 1976 when Pittman, Mary Al Alford, and former Mississippi Gov. William Winter’s daughter, Lele Winter Gillespie, attended American University together. During that time, Pittman worked as an intern for Sen. Ted Kennedy. “The experience on Capitol Hill made him feel comfortable living in Washington,” Alford said. “He felt at home there, and made great friends and contacts.” But it was Dr. Howard Bavender, who taught international politics at Millsaps from 1966 until 1990, who led Pittman to “look past Mississippi to the world beyond,” said the seasoned diplomat of his friend and mentor, who died in 2008 after inspiring thousands of students. “He took literature, history, and art and pulled it all together as he mentored me along. It was an amazing, unforgettable experience that encouraged me to pursue a graduate degree in international studies and join the foreign service.” By the time Pittman was made consul general to Ireland, Bavender had long been retired and living in Washington, D.C. But Pittman’s friend Janet Hall, B.A. 1978, said she witnessed a poignant homecoming of student to teacher toward the end of Bavender’s life.

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“One of Bav’s areas of study was Northern Ireland, and it was really fascinating to me that when we were spearheading a scholarship in his honor, Dean was consul general there,” said Hall,

sissippi, stepped down during Pittman’s senior year, he saw an opportunity. “There was a free-for-all of politicians running for his seat in

also a political science major. “Dean wrote a note to accompany

the spring and summer of ’78, and Dean worked for the Demo-

his contribution and as I read it to Bav and reminded him of his

cratic candidate,” Shows said. “He spent weekends going all

interest in Northern Ireland, it was like mentor and pupil coming

over nailing bulletins to telephone poles. And when he finished

full circle.”

school, he was pretty involved in state politics and local politics.”

Pittman said he especially valued Bavender’s directed-reading

But Bavender’s influence prevailed, and Pittman wanted

course, which focused liberal arts disciplines on politics. “It was

to see the world. So after leaving Millsaps he joined the Peace

one-on-one, with a syllabus where we did a wide range of reading

Corps, teaching English in Gabon, on the west coast of Africa. “I

and a series of discussions and analysis looking at both fictional

wanted real world experience, and I have to say that sort of path

and historical accounts of the Spanish Civil War,” Pittman said.

was really an outgrowth of the great mentoring and teaching I

“We looked at the impact of art on history and history on art. It

received at Millsaps,” Pittman said.

was stimulating and helpful in my broader work at Millsaps.” The appreciation ran both ways. “Howard Bavender told me

“When I find good students I try to work with them and follow them to their fullest,” said Adams, who also lives in Washington,

Dean was one of the brightest students he had ever taught,” Mary

D.C., and stays in contact with a dozen alumni there and dozens

Al Alford said.

more across the country. “I know that Howard Bavender and I

Also central to Pittman’s Millsaps experience was the Heritage Program, which weaves together history, literature, philosophy, religion, and the arts. “It is an excellent way to open up

influenced Dean’s decision to join the Peace Corps and Foreign Service.” If Pittman’s mind was opened by his college experience, he is

avenues of study and a broader understanding of the political,

in turn opening minds on campuses around the country. In con-

artistic, and philosophical forces out there,” Pittman said. “It

junction with the UN General Assembly in September, he spoke

expands the way you look at issues.”

at Georgetown University and the City College of New York. He

Such a foundation instills in Millsaps students self-assurance

also took part in a live online conversation in a Google+ “Hangout

after graduation, Pittman said. “When I went to Johns Hopkins

at State,” where he discussed with an international audience of

they were impressed with the background I brought and the way

young people the UN’s approach to international crises, the U.S.

Millsaps educates students,” he said. “That was a real boost for

relationship with the UN, and the role of youth in world affairs.

me, and I felt confident and comfortable starting graduate school with the background I brought from my Millsaps education.” Pittman said Millsaps taught him how to analyze and com-

“We want to talk about what we’re doing at the State Department, and colleges are a good platform for that,” said Pittman, who added that he would relish an opportunity to speak at

pare, skills he still relies on in his dealings with foreign govern-

Millsaps. “Young people are increasingly interested in foreign

ments, old and new, stable and not so stable. “One course looked

affairs these days because of social media, and demographic

at a science fiction story that set up a fictional world and political

studies have shown phenomenal growth in the number of youth

system that we would break down and analyze,” he said, “and

in the world.”

those are the same tools we might have used when looking at the Soviet Union at that time.” But Pittman also knew when to put down his books and have

To Millsaps students considering the Foreign Service, Pittman offers encouragement. “I think it’s a great career,” he said. “There has not been a lot of rhyme or reason to my career. I’ve

fun. “He was very popular at Millsaps,” Shows said. “He liked mu-

served on every continent, worked in Belfast, Mozambique, Asia,

sic, and we went to a lot of underground blues clubs back then. I

taken on climate issues at the South Pole and Antarctica. I can’t

guess we went to some shady areas, but those were good times.”

imagine another career that would have given a boy from Tyler-

“Dean had a marvelous sense of humor and related to all the

town, Mississippi, those opportunities.”

students on campus,” said Tim Alford. “He was often the life of the party, and all the girls loved to dance with him.” Given his affable nature and inclination toward public service, it is not surprising that Pittman, who said he had originally intended to become a lawyer, showed an early interest in politics. And when James Eastland, the longtime U.S. senator from Mis-




From left, Sam Cole, the Rev. Keith Tonkel, and Shane Townsend

Outstanding alumni honored by College Alumnus of the Year The Rev. Keith Tonkel, a 1958 graduate of Millsaps who has served as pastor at Wells Memorial United Methodist Church in Jackson for the last 45 years, was named the 2013 Alumnus of the Year. A graduate of Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, Tonkel was licensed as a local preacher in the Methodist Church in 1954 and ordained an elder in 1962. He served a psychiatric

Tonkel, who has received numerous awards for his ministry, is the author of three books, Finally the Dawn, HeartStuff, and GodStuff. He has been a featured preacher on the “United Methodist Hour” in Mississippi since its inception in 1971, and has been acting director, and served as a presenter of the Sunday school lesson through that ministry. In 2003, the congregation at Wells honored Tonkel with the establishment of the Keith Tonkel Endowed Scholarship Fund at Millsaps, designed to aid students engaged in the creation of a more equitable society through community service.

Jim Livesay Award recipient Sam Cole, a 1964 graduate of Millsaps College and a re-

residency at Georgia Baptist Hospital and on the staff at North-

tired investment advisor, is the 2013 recipient of the Jim Livesay

side Methodist Church in Atlanta. After appointment to two

Award. The award honors the spirit of commitment in which Jim

churches in Mississippi, Tonkel was assigned to Wells Memorial

Livesay (March 31, 1920-Nov. 9, 2001) served as an alumnus, a

United Methodist Church in June 1969. With Tonkel’s leader-

member of the College administration, and a volunteer.

ship, Wells Memorial has maintained an active witness to both its inner-city neighborhood and the larger Jackson community.

After graduating from Millsaps with a degree in history, Cole worked for a year as communications manager for the Jackson Chamber of Commerce before joining the Office of Admissions

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at Millsaps. From 1965 until 1972, he served the College as an

a chance meeting with Dr. George Bey on the Millsaps campus

admissions counselor (one of the first full-time counselors) and

led him to matriculate here in 1998 and major in sociology/an-

later associate director of admissions. His later career was spent


as an investment broker and advisor, first at Merrill Lynch, then Dean Witter, and later at Morgan Keegan.

After graduation in 2000, he pursued a master’s degree in urban and regional planning at Virginia Commonwealth Uni-

Through the years, Cole has lent support to the College’s

versity. He worked with the Virginia Department of Emergency

Office of Admissions, Millsaps athletics, and the Annual Fund.

Preparedness, and later with FEMA after the Sept. 11, 2001,

He has served the College as an alumni advisor to the Alpha Mu

attack on the Pentagon. He decided to focus his career and train-

Chapter of Kappa Alpha Order, an Annual Fund Phonathon

ing on emergency preparedness, and completed an international

volunteer, and on the Alumni Association Board of Directors.

diploma in humanitarian assistance from Fordham University.

In 2012, Sam volunteered as a class agent for the Class of 1964,

In 2003, Townsend volunteered for the Peace Corps and

and through his outreach efforts has succeeded in reconnecting

served in Bolivia for two years, working on emergency manage-

a number of alumni with the College, located many lost alumni,

ment and strategic security planning issues. He also worked in

and helped the Class of 1964 achieve its Annual Fund Class

the Amazon Basin with the indigenous Chiquitano community

Participation Goal. He joined the Building Towards Excellence

on microenterprise development projects related to eco-tourism

leadership team in 2013. The Building Towards Excellence initia-

and artisanship. Returning to the United States in 2005, he

tive seeks to re-invigorate and grow alumni leadership in giving

played a role in recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Ka-

to the Millsaps Annual Fund.

trina, leading the first assessments of tent and trailer cities along the Gulf Coast as a disaster deployment program manager for

Young Alumnus of the Year

Save the Children US. From 2009 until 2011, he served as the assistant regional

Shane Townsend, a 2000 Millsaps graduate who is

director for South Asia for U.S. Wheat Associates. He has also

a writer, consultant, conservationist, and outdoorsman, was

worked stints as a project and development specialist with the

named the 2013 Young Alumnus of the Year. Townsend is the senior advisor for The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment in Austin, Texas. A Pascagoula native, he attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, the University of Mississippi, and Mississippi State University before

Austin office of Campaign Consultation, Inc. A writer as well as a conservationist and outdoorsman, Townsend’s subjects include the natural world, America’s outdoor traditions, and environmental and conservation issues.


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Miss Mississippi 2013, Chelsea Rick, B.S. 2012, crowned our queen, Sonum Sanjanwala.

PURPLE AND POMPOMS â–ş ALUMNI AND FRIENDS found themselves mingling with former classmates and caught up

with long-lost classmates at this year's Homecoming. Millsaps welcomed home alumni and friends with a weekend of activities that led up to the showdown with the Berry College Vikings.


REMINSCING THROUGH THE CLASSES Whether you have been away five years or 50, it was great seeing you back on campus. Alumni from across the country gathered to reunite and renew friendships with classmates and professors. We had something for everyone: lectures, performances and exhibits, lots of tailgates, and reunions.


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Class Notes What have alumni been up to? Check out Class Notes to see who just celebrated a major milestone or who has reached new heights in their careers.

READ MORE ABOUT IT Millsaps Magazine prints only information sent in specifically for Class Notes. In the past, material was gleaned from newspaper clippings and other sources. The change was made to protect the privacy of alumni and to simplify the editing process. We would like to encourage all alumni to send in their news items, whether big or small, personal or professional, to Nell Luter Floyd, Office of Communications, Millsaps College, 1701 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39210-0001. Fax : 601-974-1456. Phone: 601-974-1033 or 1-86-MILLSAPS (1-866 - 455-7277). Email: communications@ Please include your name, address, phone numbers, email address, graduation year and degree, and any news you want to share. Appropriate items include births, weddings, advanced degrees, awards, job promotions, etc. Photographs are also welcome. If you are aware of alumni who are not receiving the magazine, please send us their names and addresses.

1957 Tex Sample, B.A. 1957, of Goodyear, Ariz., has written a new book, Human

Nature, Interest, and Power: A Critique of Reinhold Niebuhr’s Social Thought, recently released by Cascade Books. Sample is the Robert B. and Kathleen Rogers Professor Emeritus of Church and Society at the Saint Paul School of Theology (Kansas City). The author of ten previous books, his most recent is The Future of

John Wesley’s Theology (Cascade, 2012). He is a freelance speaker and workshop leader in the United States and overseas


and is active in broad-based organizing in Phoenix, Ariz.

Dr. Rod Bartlett, B.S.1966 and a


division. Articles on automotive topics

William Jeanes, B.A. 1959¸ of

20 magazines worldwide. Jeanes is a life

by Jeanes have appeared in more than

Ridgeland won a gold medal at the 22nd

trustee, and was the Millsaps Alumnus

International Automotive Media Awards

of the Year in 1992. He was writer-in-

competition. The award was for his profile

residence at Northwestern University’s

of the late David E. Davis, Jr. The pro-

Medill School in 2005 and currently serves

file, “David E.”, was also recognized as

on the Eudora Welty Foundation’s board

the overall best entry in the Imagazine

of directors.


2011 honorary degree recipient, of Gainesville, Fla., recently received an honorary degree from Comenius University in Bratislava. He was honored with the degree in recognition of his collaborative work with Slovakian scientists and the importance of their publications. Bartlett is a graduate research professor with the Quantum Theory Project at the University


of Florida. Scientists at the University of

Mary’s Episcopal Church in Bolton. Built

Florida and Comenius University have

in 1876, the church had been dormant

combined their research efforts for 25

for more than a decade. Reawakened

years. Bartlett was also the honoree during

in September 2010, the church offers

the seventh Molecular Quantum Mechan-

monthly services on the second Sunday of

ics Congress in June 2013 in Lugano,

each month that combine worship with a

Switzerland. The event, which this year

performance from local artists and musi-

attracted 330 people, is traditionally dedi-

cal ensembles. Anderson serves as music

cated to a major contributor in this field of

director for the church.

science. Bartlett was honored for his seminal contributions towards the treatment of electron correlation.


1970 Ron A. Yarbrough, B.A. 1970, of


Jackson, was recently selected by his peers

Dr. Joe Bailey,

for inclusion in the 2014 edition of The

Best Lawyers in America. He was recog-

B.S. 1969, of Tu-

nized for construction law and litigation.

pelo, was recently

He is a member of Brunini, Grantham,

recognized as one of

Grower & Hewes in Jackson.

America's “Unsung Heroes” and named a recipient of the

1971 Alice Rhea Mitchell, B.A.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award, which is known as the Nobel Prize for Public Service. The award was bestowed during the

1971, of Magnolia,

national Jefferson Awards dinner last June

is the author of the

in Washington, D.C. He was recognized

children’s book,

for his efforts in establishing the Tree of

My Mama’s Closet,

Life Clinic in Tupelo, which provides free medical care for people who do not have health insurance, Medicare or Medicaid. A dental clinic was added in 2012.

David A. Anderson, B.B.A. 1976,

released in 2013 by Magnolia Gazette Press. She is also the author of Interdisciplinary Instruction

in Reading Comprehension and Written Communication: A Guide for an Innovative Curriculum, which was published by Charles C. Thomas in 1993, and which

Citrin Cooperman in Philadelphia, earned a certified valuation analyst designation from the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. Anderson specializes in business valuations, insolvency and reorganization, and litigation support including commercial and matrimonial litigation. He has an M.B.A. in strategic planning from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and an M.S.E. in systems engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

in May 1994. She taught at the secondary level in the public schools of Mississippi


B.A., 1971, are the parents of Millsaps

Rhonda C. Cooper, B.B.A., 1985,

alumni Jeff

Mitchell, B.A. 2001 and M.B.A. 2003, and Dr. Julia Mitchell, B.S. 2004.

Bolton, is part of a team that revived St.

ation and Forensic Services Group for

was reviewed by the Journal of Reading

for 27 years. She and her husband, Lem ,

James Anderson, B.A 1969, of

of Drexel Hill, Pa., director of the Valu-

of Ridgeland, is a clinical assistant professor and pre-law advisor at Jackson State University. She teaches in the legal studies program, is the pre-law advisor for the university, and the faculty advisor to the Fannie Lou Hamer Pre-Law Society. During the 2012-2013 school year, she received

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one of ten Creative Awards for Faculty and Staff at JSU and was a member of the inaugural cohort of the Academy for Research and Scholarly Engagement.

1986 Priscilla Childress, B.S. 1986, of Chipley, Fla., is the director of parent and family programs at the University of South Florida. She received the Achievement in Campus Collaboration Award for the University of South Florida Student Affairs after collaborating with 40 offices to make the university’s Fall Family Weekend a success. In June, Childress was named a member of the Kappa Delta National Leadership Team. She will serve as an alumnae chapter operations specialist, working with 16 alumnae chapters in Florida, and assisting with day-to-day operations of the chapters.

1989 Laura M. Glaze, B.A. 1989, of Jackson, has joined Phelps Dunbar LLP in Jackson as an associate. She practices in the areas of bankruptcy law and commercial litigation and represents clients in transactions including contract negotiations and wills and estate planning. She has been elected to serve a three-year term as a commissioner for the Mississippi Bar. Glaze’s son, Daniel Gallarno, is a freshman at Millsaps this year. He is a third-

Achievement of Servant Leadership. Mississippi First Lady Deborah Bryant was the honorary chair of the award and the ceremony coincided with National Volunteer Week in April. Lange completed her term as the president of the Junior League of Jackson in June.

1994 Tara J. Collins Hayes, B.A. 1994, of Atlanta, recently received a master of divinity degree from Gammon Theologi-

generation Millsaps student.

cal Seminary at the Interdenominational


ated with honors on May 1.

Holly Powell Lange, B.A.1991, of Jackson, received a Governor’s Initiative for Volunteer Excellence Award in 2013. The award recognized Outstanding

Theological Center in Atlanta. She gradu-

Dr. Alan Jones, B.S. 1994, of Jackson, a professor of emergency medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has been named chair of the De-

Jeff Good, B.B.A.1986, of Jackson, and his business partner, Dan Blumenthal, were selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration as the 2013 Mississippi State Small Business Persons of the Year. Nominated for the award by Trustmark National Bank, the selection of Good and Blumenthal was based in part on the staying power of their restaurant Sal & Mookie's, growth in number of employees, increase in sales and/or unit volume, current and past financial reports, innovations of product or service, and response to adversity and contributions to aid the community. They employ just over 200 Jacksonians between their three restaurants (Sal & Mookies, Bravo! Italian Restaurant and Broad Street Café

John Ray III, B.A.1986 and M.B.A.1989, recently visited Stuart

and Baking Co.) and give generously to

Good, former dean of students at Millsaps, and his wife, Dorothy,

many causes each year.

at their home in Anacortes, Wash. Ray is president and CEO of Sonitrol of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Ray reported: “The Goods recently celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary, and Stuart just marked his 87th birthday. They are still very active, tending to the


gardens surrounding their beautiful lakefront home, as well as taking in the rich culture and arts that their area is known for.”


partment of Emergency Medicine. Jones

recognized for the practice of environ-

from PRAM. The restoration campaign

earned his medical degree at UMMC. He

mental law. He is a member of Brunini,

also won the 2012 Judges’ Choice Award

completed his residency in emergency

Grantham, Grower & Hewes in Jackson.

from PRAM. She also received a Lantern

medicine and served as chief resident at

Award from the Southern Public Relations

Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte,

J. Brian Gomillion, B.S. 1996, of

N.C. After residency training he complet-

Walnut Grove, was sworn in July 2013 for

for a 2012 safety video featuring the family

ed a clinical trials research fellowship, and

his first full term as mayor of the town of

of a fallen Entergy lineman.

while serving on the emergency medicine

Walnut Grove, which has a population

teaching faculty at Carolinas he com-

of 1,911 and is located in Leake County,

pleted coursework for a master’s degree

about 50 miles northeast of Jackson.

in public health from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He returned to UMMC in 2011 as a full professor and vice chairman of emergency medicine. He also serves as the department’s director of research and its research fellowship program.

Jeremy Litton, B.B.A. 1994, of Atlanta, has been promoted to partner from senior manager at Ernest & Young LLP in Atlanta. He has more than 15 years of experience serving various industries for

Federation in the internal video category


1998 Isaac Wankerl, B.S. 1998, of Austin, Texas, and Carrie Murphy Wankerl welcomed their first child, Cooper James Wankerl, on Aug. 16, 2012. Isaac is a software developer for Evernote, and Carrie is a dental hygienist.


Ernest & Young.


Missy Rose Heidelberg , B.A. 2000, and her husband Mack Heidelberg, of Jackson, announce the birth of their son, Alex Joseph Heidelberg, on May 9, 2013.

2002 Nicole Bradshaw, B.A. 1999, of Brandon, has been promoted to senior lead communications specialist for Entergy Corp. She was named 2012 Practitioner of the Year for the central chapter

John A. Brunini, B.A. 1996, of Madison, was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2014 edition of

The Best Lawyers in America. He was

of the Public Relations Association of Mississippi. Bradshaw’s work during the restoration following Hurricane Isaac earned a 2012 Prism Award in the category of reputation and brand management

Denise Perry Barrett, B.A. 2002 and M.B.A. 2005, and Matthew Bar-

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rett, B.S. 2004, of Cleveland, Miss., and

for an exclusive business leadership program from Dan Stotz, left, senior director

their son Keenan, age 4, welcomed two

of Georgia State University Robinson Col-

additions to their family. Hattie Marie and

lege, and former Atlanta Mayor Sam Mas-

Alton Crosby Barrett were born April 4,

sell, president of the Buckhead Coalition.


R. Andrew Hutchinson, B.S. 2002, of Johnson City, Tenn., and his wife,

Christine, B.S. 2002, welcomed their

second son, Finnean Wolfe Hutchinson, born on July 29, 2013. Their older son is named Swink.


Amy Sellers Clay, B.B.A. 2003, and Travis Clay, B.A. 2003, of Mobile, Ala., welcomed a son, Oliver Nathan Clay, to their family through adoption on May 24, 2013. Both Amy and Travis work at the University of South Alabama.

2005 James Benjamin Brock , B.S,

Florencia Lasala , B.S. 2006, and Jason Eastlack , B.S 2006, of Dallas, started dating as freshman at Millsaps in 2003 and tied the knot 10 years later on March 30, 2013 during a ceremony at St Pete's Beach, Fla.

residency at University of Mississippi


Medical Center in internal medicine and

Paul Bible, B.S. 2007, of Lafayette,

2005, of Jackson, completed a double

pediatrics in 2013 and began a fellowship program in infectious diseases. Ben and

Meghan Pigott Brock , B.A.2005, welcomed a son, Jude Michael Brock, on Nov. 7, 2013.

La., recently received his doctorate in computer science from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He is a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health.

2006 Susan Geiger, M.B.A. 2003, of Jackson, a physical therapist at Methodist Rehabilitation Center’s Outpatient Therapy Clinic in Flowood and manager of outpatient growth and development, was named the 2012 Health Professional of the Year by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Alabama-Mississippi Chapter. Geiger has served on the local community board of the National MS Society for almost five years and serves on the National MS Society Clinical Advisory Committee.


Carr Van Brocklin, B.B.A. 2006, center, received certificates of completion

Carl A. “Trey” Woods III, B.B.A. 2007, and Leah M. Woods, B.A. 2006, of New Orleans, announce the


birth of their son, Carl Allen Woods IV,

works in marketing for the Mississippi

who is nicknamed Cal, on Nov. 19, 2013.

Coast Coliseum, and Kate works in her

Trey is an attorney, and Leah is a resource

family’s construction business. Chris

teacher at St. George’s Episcopal School in

also helps lead the Coast chapter of the

New Orleans.

Millsaps Alumni Association.

Todd David Rhoden, B.A. 2007, and Lorianne Elizabeth Kyle, of Arlington, Va., exchanged wedding vows at Rob-


ert Hall Winery in Paso Robles, Calif., on June 14, 2013. Todd is an account executive for the Washington Business Journal in Washington, D.C., and Lorianne is a sales representative for AT&T Mobility.

Jordan Willett, B.A. 2008, marHaywood, B.B.A. 2011

ried Adam

and M.Acc. 2012, of Jackson, at Fairhope United Methodist Church in Fairhope, Ala., on April 20, 2013. The matron of

Chelsi A. West, B.S. 2008, married J. Michael Ohueri, of Austin, Texas, on June 15, 2013 at Covenant Presbyterian Church.

Chris Spear, B.A..2007, and Kate Dennis, of Gulfport, were united in marriage at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church in Bay St. Louis on Dec. 8, 2012. Groomsmen included best man Mac-

Dougall Womack , B.A. 2008; and Kevin Slark , B.A. 2007. Lectors and ushers included James Rice, B.B.A. 2009 and B.A. 2009; Chad Killcreas, B.S. 2009; Alex Allain , B.A. 2009; and David Loper, B.A. 1986. Chris

The wedding party included Janice Bacon West, B.S. 1979, mother of the bride; Carmen Moore Dockins, B.B.A. 1985; Ray Kline, B.A. 2008; Elizabeth Ofem Kline, B.B.A. 2008; Antoinette Alexander, B.A. 2008; Jeremy Washington , B.S. 2012; Jessica Clincy Mitchell, B.S. 2008, bridesmaid; Ka'trevia Kirk Younger, B.S. 2008; Casey Younger, B.A. 2008; Amy “Ace” Madjlesi, B.A, 2008; Erin McKewen, B.A. 2008; Gwendolyne Ballard, B.A. 2008; Amber Smith Palmer, B.B.A. 2006, bridesmaid; Kenosha Robinson, B.A. 2009, bridesmaid; Louis Conley, B.B.A. 2008; Rachael Joe, B.A. 2008, bridesmaid, and Elizabeth Boteler,

honor was Lacey

Cook Cain,

B.A. 2007. The bridal party included

Pamela Beidleman King , B.A. 2007; Taylor Allee Harter, B.A. 2008 and M.B.A. 2009; Kevan Elizabeth Tucker, B.S. 2009; Courtney Costello Wright, B.S. 2007; and Carrie McDonnell Wadlington, B.A. 2006 and M.B.A. 2007. Groomsmen included Andrew Annis Hatten, B.B.A. 2011 and M.B.A. 2012; Joshua Trent Conlee, B.S. 2010 and M.B.A. 2011; Steven Paul Keen Hyland, B.A. 2011; and John Garrett Bizzell, B.B.A. 2011 and MAcc 2012. Jordan works as the recruiting coordinator for Horne LLP, and Adam is a certified public accountant with KPMG Jackson.

B.A. 2008. Chelsi is a doctoral student of anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin, and J. Michael is an attorney with Travis County.

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Ida Louise Alford Noblin, B.A. 1937, of Dallas, died Jan. 4, 2013. She grew up in various parsonages in Mississippi and attended Whitworth College before enrolling at Millsaps. She earned a master’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1957. She taught in the Dallas Independent School District for 23 years, retiring in 1980. She later served as a chaplain at Parkland Hospital and as oncology, gerontology, and hospice chaplain at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

Elizabeth Sue Cunningham Turnbull, B.A. 1937, of Houston died

Andrew’s Episcopal School from 1963

accomplishment was piloting the super-

until 1968 before opening a preschool

sonic Concorde jet while he and his wife,

known as the Briar Patch Primer. She was

Roberta, enjoyed the very first around-the-

a communicant of St. Andrew's Episcopal

world transit of the iconic aircraft.

Cathedral for 65 years and served in many nior League of Jackson and the Mississip-

Catherine E. Herring Lindsey, B.A. 1947, of Collierville,

pi Museum of Art Gallery Guild, a docent

Tenn., died Feb. 15, 2013. She was a retired

at the Old Capitol Museum of Mississippi

accountant and music teacher.

capacities. She was a member of the Ju-

History, a volunteer at Methodist Rehabilitation Center, and a member of the Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors.

Rose Campbell Lancaster, B.A. 1948, of Austin, Texas, died May 23, 2013.

In 1995, Mississippi Goodwill Industries

She studied Spanish literature for a year

honored her for her volunteerism.

at the University of Mexico in Mexico City

Carolyn Falk Katz, 1946, of Hous-

and then earned a teaching certificate at Tulane University. Her volunteer focus

ton, Texas, died on June 25, 2013. She

during the last 20 years of her life included

attended Millsaps for two years before

children as well as women’s empower-

leaving to work at the phone company af-

ment, border ministries, the indigent, and

Compensation Commission in Jackson.

ter her father died. She and her husband,

the homeless. She was a founding board

Ralph, were merchants who operated a

member of Samaritan Counseling Center,

Marguerite Darden Godbold,

store founded by his father in 1905.

the Presbyterian Border Corp., and the

Oct. 9, 2013. After graduation, she worked at The Clarion-Ledger as assistant society editor and later for the Unemployment

1940, of Shalimar, Fla., died Jan. 14, 2013. She met her husband to be, John Walter Godbold, at Millsaps. They lived during their 60-plus years together in Decatur, Ga., St. Louis, and northern Virginia and reared three children. The two traveled both in the U.S.A. and to Europe, South America, and Asia after John Godbold retired. She was involved in the Fort Walton Beach Chapter of the National Panhellenic Conference, the Northwest Florida Military Officers Association, the National

Dr. Jim C. Barnett, a Navy V-12

Austin Human Services Association and a trustee emeritus of the Trull Foundation.

alumnus, of Brookhaven, died July 26,

Her interest in international work includ-

2013. He served as a Navy flight surgeon

ed two trips to Mexico, serving as official

with Fighter Air Group Fifteen during

observer during presidential elections

the Korean War, where he was aboard

and also involved women's empowerment

the aircraft carrier the U.S.S. Princeton,

issues with a trip to Kenya for Planned

CV37. He earned his medical degree from

Parenthood International, a trip to Guate-

the Southwestern Medical College of the

mala for the Center for Development and

University of Texas in 1949 and practiced

Population Activities, and a trip to Cuba

medicine in Lincoln County for 36 years.

for Population Institute.

In 1990, Barnett became the president of

Southern Medical Association, the second

Kenneth Lloyd Farmer Sr., B.S.

largest multi-specialty medical organiza-

1949, of Leeds, Ala., died May 10, 2013.

tion in the world, with more than 60,000

He survived the Bataan Death March and

members. He had the honor of meeting

almost three and a half years as a pris-

Orchestra of Northwest Florida.

with and advising on healthcare issues

oner of war during World War II. He then

every U.S. president from Lyndon John-

graduated from Millsaps College and had

Elizabeth “Bettye” Timberlake Nicholson, B.A.

son to the current administration. Barnett

a career at Universal Atlas Cement Co.

was a member of the Mississippi House

and with the City of Leeds. In 1993, he was

of Representatives from 1992 to 2008.

honored as Leeds’ Citizen of the Year. He

As a commercial rated pilot with more

served on the U.S. Department of Veterans

than 10,000 hours of flight time, Barnett

Affairs’ Federal Advisory Committee, the

flew everything from a small Piper Cub

Former Prisoners of War Board and the

to the Concorde. His favorite aviation

Selective Service Board.

Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, and the Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated and served on the board of directors of the Philharmonic

1944, of Ridgeland, died Sept. 15, 2013. Nicholson worked several years for Delta Airlines in Atlanta and Jackson and then for the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. She taught at St.

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Marilyn Sanderson Thompson, B.A. 1949, of Duluth, Ga., died Sept.

Department of State with assignments in

Guild, Fort Smith Arts Center, Girl Scouts,

Washington, D. C. and Mexico City. She

and PEO. After the premature death of

had a 30-year career with the Louisiana

her husband in 1989, she moved to Little

Department of Human Development

Rock, where she joined Pulaski Heights

and retired as child welfare supervisor in

United Methodist Church and assumed

1987. She was a member of the St. Joseph

numerous leadership roles. She also joined

Catholic Church Council, Friends of Avoy-

the French Club and earned a degree in

elles Parish Library, and the Marksville

French from the University of Arkansas at

action programs.

Garden Club.

Little Rock.

Arthur Goodsell, B.A. 1950, of

Henry Selby Weir, 1952, of Bruce,

Carlene Freiler Pyron, 1954, of

died June 24, 2013. He received a bach-

Hazlehurst, died Nov. 4, 2013. She was a

elor’s degree in forestry from Mississippi

member of Hazlehurst United Method-

State University. He was a veteran of the

ist Church, and involved in numerous

United States Army and a retired forester

outreach programs. She was an English

with Weyerhaeuser in Bruce.

teacher and also served as attendance

18, 2013. She was a member of Kappa Delta sorority for 65 years, serving in numerous offices as a student and alumna. She was a generous philanthropist. She taught elementary school in both Natchez and Jackson and was later involved in literacy

Gillsville, Fla., died May 30, 2013. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served aboard the USS Sarita during World War II. He went on to receive advanced degrees from Indiana State and Mississippi State. He served as band director at Prentiss High School

Dr. Robert T. Lott, B.S. 1953, of

counselor for Copiah County schools. She was a member of the Hazlehurst Garden

West Point, died Dec. 22, 2012. He was a

Club, the Demitasse Club of Jackson, the

Wingfield High School in Jackson.

family physician in general surgery prac-

Bromeliad Society, and Friends of the

tice from 1956 until 2002. He also served


Harry William Hutchins Jr.,

as a physician in the United States Air

in Prentiss and Peeples Junior High and

1950, of Madison, died Sept. 1, 2013. Hutchins served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as an aviation ordinance officer on the aircraft carrier USS Bon Homme Richard. He spent his career

Force. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in West Point.

Andrew Roane “Drew” Townes, B.S. 1953, of Grenada, died

Robert McEwen “Bob” Maddox, B.A. 1956, of McComb, died April 2, 2013. He attended Millsaps College for two years before serving four years in the U.S. Navy on the USS Manchester

May 28, 2013. He was commissioned a first

during the Korean War. Maddox then re-

lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve and

turned to Millsaps and completed his de-

graduated from Loyola School of Dentist-

gree in education. Maddox had a 30-year

ry in 1957, where he was a member of Psi

career in banking and finance. Maddox

Omega Dental Fraternity. He was a clinic

served for 11 years as the director of the

instructor at Loyola Dental School from

Area Agency on Aging of the Southwest

1957 to 1959. In 1959, he began a 41-year

Mississippi Planning and Development

dental practice in Grenada. He served

District. He later was the social services

rosis Society.

as a member of the board of directors of

director for Haven Hall Nursing Home

BancorpSouth for 30 years and was a past

in Brookhaven and Liberty Community

Mary Jane Nelson, B.A. 1951, of

president and a Paul Harris Fellow of the

Living Center and the administrator at

Grenada Rotary Club.

Camellia Estates in McComb.

Mauleene Presley Broadwater, B.A. 1954, of Little Rock, Ark., died

Seattle, died Aug. 30, 2013. He was a

March 4, 2013. At Millsaps, she met the

retired professor and head of the Humani-

love of her life, John Ralph Broadwater

ties Department at Parkland College in

Sr., whom she married shortly after college

Champaign-Urbana, Ill. He earned his

and they eventually settled in Fort Smith,

master’s degree and doctorate from the

Ark. She played key roles in the Sparks

University of Illinois.

at Trustmark National Bank, where he retired as vice president of marketing and public relations after 32 years. He was a member of the Jackson Civitan Club and the North Jackson Rotary Club and served on the boards of the Andrew Jackson Council of Boy Scouts of America, the Jackson Symphony, and the Multiple Scle-

Madison, died June 25, 2013. She was the proprietress of The Family Framing Place in Jackson and a member of Briarwood Presbyterian Church and its Circle One.

Alvena Rockwood Martinson Sanchez, B.A. 1952, of Marksville, La., died July 12, 2013. Known as “Pat” or “Patsy,” Sanchez worked for the U.S.


Joseph B. Harris, B.A. 1960, of


Carl Keeton Phillips Sr., B.A. 1962, of Miami, died Aug. 29, 2013. Phillips began working for Eastern Airlines in 1966 where he served as the chief financial officer for 18 years. He later worked as an aviation sales consultant until his retire-

received advanced degrees in education from Mississippi College and Jackson State University. She was recognized as the Metro Jackson Outstanding Teacher in 1997. She was a member of the Jackson


Association of Educators and the Missis-

Kenneth Myles Walcott Jr.,

a founding board member of the Jackson

1962, of Hollandale, died April 13, 2013. He went on to attend the University of Mississippi, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He also completed graduate coursework at Mississippi State University before returning to Hollandale

sippi Association of Educators. She was Council on Middle School Reform and Excellence as well as a member of the Mississippi Environmental Education Alliance.

Rex Moak, B.S. 1981, of Moss Point, died March 7, 2013. He earned a master of

to farm cotton, soybeans, and rice.

education from the University of Southern

John Kennedy Crampton, B.A.

tor of philosophy from the University of

1963, of Foley, Ala., died April 15, 2013. He was terminal manager of Campbell 66, Churchill Truck Lines, and Con-Way. He was past president of the Meridian Jaycees, a supporter of the Meridian Symphony Orchestra, a participant in several Meridian Little Theatre productions, and a Boy Scout leader. He was also a deacon of First Christian Church and a Sunday

Mississippi and was working on a docSouthern Mississippi. He was a professor at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and also taught at Pascagoula High School.

Elizabeth Tansil Collins, B.A. 1985, of Memphis, died May 23, 2013. She was a graduate of the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Mem-

school teacher.

phis. She was a partner with Thomason,

Robert Glenn “Bob” Shuttleworth, B.A. 1969, of Jackson, Tenn.,

and earned recognition from the legal

died Aug. 24, 2013. He received his master's degree in communication/education from Mississippi College. He was an accomplished musician, teacher, and photographer. He served as a minister of music and youth for 25 years in churches in Raymond and Morton and later was a professor at Union University. He was a member of various singing groups including the Brandywine Singers, the Coventry Singers, and the OK Chorale.

Betsy Carole Brasell Poss McKenzie, B.A. 1972, of Ridgeland, died June 15, 2013. She taught for 27 years in the Jackson Public Schools. She

Hendrix, Harvey, Johnson, and Mitchel community, including the Sam A. Myar Jr. Memorial Award for service to the legal profession and community and the Judge Jerome Turner Lawyer’s Lawyer Award. She was appointed to the Tennessee Judicial Nominating Commission. She served the Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program and the Children’s Foundation Board and provided year-round legal counsel to Camp DeSoto in Mentone, Ala.

Eric T. Hamer, B.B.A. 1992, of Ridgeland, died Oct. 17, 2013. He earned his law degree from Lewis and Clark Law School. He served as the attorney for the Madison County Board of Supervisors. He was an avid golfer and debater.

Trustees Earle F. Jones Jr., a life trustee of the College, of Jackson, died Aug. 6, 2013. He was a California native and a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles and Harvard Business School. He moved to Mississippi in 1956 to build and run hotels with his friend and partner Mike Sturdivant. Their partnership evolved into MMI Hotel Group and Dining Systems, the developer of the Cabot Lodge at Millsaps College. Jones served in numerous professional, charitable, and civic organizations. He is survived by his wife and three children and five grandchildren.

Robert R. Morrison Jr., of Vicksburg, a life trustee and father of current trustee, Cooper


B.A. 1978, died Nov. 21, 2013. He was a graduate of the University of Mississippi, where he served as president of the School of Business and the Eta Chapter of Sigma Chi. He served his country as an officer in the United States Air Force in Korea. Upon his return, he joined his father in the petroleum marketing business in Vicksburg, forming R. R. Morrison & Son, Inc. a Gulf Oil agency. Morrison led and grew the company, becoming a nationally-recognized innovator in petroleum marketing. He led the first waves of self-service gasoline, privately-branded convenience stores with pumps, and fleet management information systems. Morrison and his sons, Cooper and Bob III, developed the chain of Fast Lane stores. The company was the first franchisee of the fleet services company, Fuelman/Fleetcor Technologies, now a major national network. After the sale of the company’s various operations in the early 2000s, Morrison continued to work in the petroleum industry as a commercial real estate broker with the Jackson firm of Stribling

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J. B. Coincon, of Gulfport, died Oct.

Sara Raney Ridgway, of Jackson,

18, 2013. He became the associate director

died July 14, 2013. She was educated at

of annual giving for athletic development

Meridian Community College and Mis-

in 1997. He became director of M-Club

sissippi State College for Women (now

Programs and Activities and began to

Mississippi University for Women). She

grow the Millsaps M-Club, the official

met Charles Robert Ridgway, III while

fundraising arm of Major athletics. He

attending summer school at Millsaps

was responsible for the annual Sugar Bowl

and they were married six weeks later.

ticket raffle, one of the main fundraising

She was a member of Galloway Memo-

efforts of the M-Club. Coincon retired

rial United Methodist Church where she

on Oct. 6, 2004, but continued to keep a

taught Sunday school, sang in the choir,

Mount Juliet, Tenn., died June 3, 2013. He

hand-written ledger of all M-Club dona-

and was president of the Altar Guild and

was a civil rights activist and author of a

tions into 2005.

United Methodist Women. She served as

Realty Corp. Morrison was a member of Crawford Street Methodist Church and for many years was on the board of directors of the Good Shepherd Community Center. He served as chairman of the Economic Development Foundation of Vicksburg/ Warren County.

Faculty/Staff The Rev. Will Campbell, of score of books that explored the human

president of the YWCA Board of Direc-

Christian life in the segregated South. He


earned a degree in English from Wake

Janet W. Gildermaster, of Pon-

costs of racism and the contradictions of

Forest College in 1950, spent a year at Tulane University and graduated from Yale Divinity School in 1952. In 2000, Campbell received the National Endowment for the Humanities medal from President Bill Clinton and was profiled in a PBS documentary, “God’s Will,” narrated by Ossie Davis. He was the 2001 Visiting Eudora Welty Chair for Southern Studies and received an honorary degree from the College in 2002.

tors and as a member of the Salvation Army Auxiliary Board of Directors. She

chatoula, La., died on Sept. 18, 2013. She earned a bachelor’s in art education from Albion College and studied at the New

and her husband established the Ridgway Endowed Choral Music Scholarship that is awarded annually to a student who is a member of the Millsaps Chamber Singers.

York School of Design and Academie Julian in Paris, France. She managed the

Any submissions for In Memoriam received af-

establishment of the Mail Car Art Gallery

ter Dec. 30, 2013 will appear in the next issue of

and served as its director from 1979-1987.

Millsaps Magazine.

Gildermaster received the Jim Livesay Award in 2004. She created the Gildermaster Art Gallery Endowment and Gildermaster Endowed Art Scholarship.

Be a hero, give a legacy. “A legacy is what you were given and what you pass on. Some of my most rewarding days were those when former recipients of financial aid called me to say, ‘I want to pay back some of what I was given.’ A planned gift to Millsaps through a bequest, life insurance, or life income arrangement is an excellent way to give back and pass on the legacy that is Millsaps.” Jack Woodward, B.A. 1951, Dean of Student Aid Financial Planning, Millsaps College 1961–99

For more information about planned gifts to Millsaps, 86

contact Mike Hutchison, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, 601-974-1024 or


Honor Roll of Donors Millsaps College is deeply grateful to alumni and friends whose generous gifts make life-changing educational opportunities available to our students. The gifts of all donors listed in this report were received from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. Thank you for your commitment and support.

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Honor Roll of Donors (July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013) The gifts of all donors listed in this report were received by Millsaps College from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. Millsaps takes seriously its responsibility for demonstrating good stewardship with the gifts generously given by alumni and friends. Please contact the Millsaps College Office of Institutional Advancement at 601-974-1023 if you discover an error in the listing of your name.

Founders Society The Millsaps College Founders Society is made up of individuals and organizations of the highest distinction. Each member has played a profound role in shaping the future of the College through lifetime gifts to Millsaps of $1 million or more. These supporters help make possible a superior liberal arts education for generations of students to come, in much the same way the founders of the College did more than a century ago. The Founders Society members are listed here and are also recognized on the Millsaps Tower, alongside the College’s three founders — Reuben Webster Millsaps, Charles Betts Galloway, and William Belton Murrah. Henry Vergil & Carol Howie Allen Asbury Foundation of Hattiesburg BellSouth Corporation Paul T. Benton The Chisholm Foundation Kelly Gene Cook Sr. Charitable Foundation Inc. Robert H. Dunlap Charles W. & Eloise T. Else The Ford Foundation Gertrude C. Ford Foundation Tom & Donna Fowlkes N.J. & Jennie Golding M. H. Hall Family Phil Hardin Foundation Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation Robert & Dee Leggett Lilly Endowment Inc. Raymond & Margery Martin H. F. McCarty Jr. Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Hyman F. McCarty Jr. Selby & Richard McRae Millsaps Navy V-12 Unit 1943–45 Mississippi Conference of The United Methodist Church Merle Berry Montjoy


Edward L. & Helen Moyers

Lottie L. Bash (1996)

Olivia & George Fleming (1972)

North Mississippi Conference of

Jennifer & Michael Beam (1969)

Maggie Wynn Fortier (1979)

Sara Katherine & Ryan Beckett (1996)

Donna & J. Thomas Fowlkes (1965)

F. W. Olin Foundation Inc.

Paul T. Benton (1976)

Marilyn Dickson Foxworth (1965)

Luther & Janet Ott

Julia Dawson Bishop (1962)

Vicki Jones (1965) & James Fuller

E.B. & Judy Robinson

William H. Bizzel (1939)

James T. Gabbert, Jr. (1966)

Mr. & Mrs. Nat S. Rogers

Keith Blackwell

Lynn & Stewart Gammill (1957)

Mr. & Mrs. Joe Frank Sanderson

A. Kenneth Blackwell (1986)

Lisa Garvin (1993)

Joe & Kathy Sanderson

Tina Foraker & A. Kevin Blackwell

Mary Beth & Jimmy Gentry (1966)

the United Methodist Church

Thomas L. Spengler


George E. Gillespie, Jr. (1970)

Mary Davenport Spiva

Martha & Richard L. Blount (1958)

Nancy Sue Gregorie (1982)

Mr. & Mrs. E. H. Sumners Foundation

Libby & Daniel S. Bowling (1977)

Cathy & Maurice Hall (1967)

Celia Brevard Trimble & Janice Trimble

Johnnye Catherine & Robert Bradford

Alice Wofford (1969) & Charles

Vicksburg Hospital Medical Foundation

Alleen Davis (1955) & Jim Bratton

Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Inc.

Luran Luper Buchanan (1963)

R. E. Williams

Carl J. Bush (1969)

Earl R. & Martha Wilson

Richard M. Caldwell (2002)

Kenneth R. Harrison (1974)

Leila Clark Wynn

Boyd Campbell (1986)

Helene Holleman (1981) & David

Heritage Society The Millsaps College Heritage Society was inaugurated in 1990 as a means of honoring those individuals who have made a planned gift to the College. Planned gifts include bequests, annuities, trust arrangements, life insurance gifts, and other deferred giving options that allow donors to meet charitable goals while making plans beneficial to their financial circumstances. The individuals listed in this report represent many, but not all, of those who have chosen to make a planned gift to Millsaps College. Other planned gifts have been made by many individuals who wish to remain anonymous. Minna Appleby W. Franklin Appleby, Jr. (1978) Henry A. Ash (1962) Diane Brown Ayres (1953) Dorothy Ford Bainton (1955) Diane F. Baker Fred A. Barfoot (1961) Michael P. Barham (1999)

Joseph William Carroll (1950)

Hallford (1967) Monica Sethi (1988) & Ray Harrigill (1990)

Hassell (1979)

Yuvette Carter

George S. Haymans, III (1972)

Alveno N. Castilla (1975)

Helen Davis (1954) & Louis

Clara Porter Cavett (1944)

Hodges (1954)

Reynolds S. Cheney II (1957)

Anne Sisson Holland (1952)

Julie & Brad Chism (1982)

Kate Hollingsworth

Barbara Robertson Christmas (1949)

E. Stuart Hudnall (1965)

Hazel Clowe

Philip E. Irby, Jr. (1949)

Heron S. Collins

Paula & Randy James

Pam Capps (1971) & Robert Collins

Susan & William Jeanes (1959)

(1969) Theresa Terry Conerly (1955) Maria Lekas (1967) & Peter Costas (1953)

Lady Ann Snuggs (1960) & Charles Jennings (1960) Janice M. Johnson (1976) Martha Johnson

Wilma Dyess (1950) & Tom Crosby

Peder R. Johnson (1979)

J. Torrey Curtis (1967)

Elliott Anna Jones (1959)

David E. Davidson, Jr. (1969)

Irene Jones

Polly Ormond Dement (1967)

Robert P. Jones, Jr. (1986)

Frances Ashley (1946) & Robert

Lois Joseph

Donaldson (1948)

Robert J. Kahn

James K. Dossett, Jr. (1965)

Matthew H. Kaye (1986)

John M. Douglass, Jr. (1963)

Rose & Dan Keel (1954)

Luther M. Dove (1966)

Timothy V. Kemp (1980)

Susan Barry (1964) & Frank Duke

William B. Kerr (1959)

Linda Schrayer (1981) & Tom

Mildred Kirkland

Dupree (1971)

Marcella & Wilson LaFoe (1975)

Elizabeth McGee (1952) & Paul Engel

Archie C. Lamb (1977)

Lois Farmer

Diane & Mack Land (1970)

William R. Flatt (1997)

Charles R. Lathem (1981)


Ellen & Eason Leake (1968)

Helen C. & Curtis C. Sorrells

Nancy & Clifton LeCornu (1960)

Nelda & John Stringer (1955)

Ruth & B. F. Lee (1952)

Alvin Sumerlin (1949)

*Paul T. Benton (1976)

*Julia Park (1985) & Paul Ogden (1984)

Dee & Bob Leggett (1962)

Eugenia Summer

Patsy & Carl Brooking (1971)

*Janet Sanderson (1970) & Luther Ott

Laura L. Lillard (1979)

Rowan H. Taylor, Sr.

Helen Cain

J. Walton Lipscomb (1956)

Carol V. & James D. Thompson

Margaret A. Cargill Foundation

Cynthia Harper (1983) & Hugh Parker


Barbara Himel (1961) & Billy

*Mary Frances Hillman (1985) &

Mullins (1959)

Brad Benton (1982)


Mary Chenoweth

Jo Lee (1956) & Red Powell (1956)

David M. Loper (1986)

Chandler Tipton (1991)

*Chisholm Foundation

*Jessie D. Puckett, Jr. (1949)

Kathie Gunn (1982) & Chuck Lott

Senith Covillard (1962) & Ancel

Pat & Jim Coggin

Patricia Cooper (1986) & Monte

Edna McShane Lipson (1960)

Frances Lucas


Dana Millwood (1981) & Bob Lyle (1979)

John C. & Marcia C. Vaughey

Harold C. Malchow (1973)

Fentress Boone (1965) & Jim Waits

Helen Murphy (1947) & Sutton Marks (1948) Dianne Humphries (1972) & John Mason (1974)

(1958) Sylvia & Billy L. Walker (1959) Christopher M. Walters (2004) Mary Lanelle Smith Ward (1949)

Community Foundation of Greater

Rector (1982) *Judy & Bud Robinson


*Helen Ricks (1942) & Nat Rogers (1941)

Community Foundation for

Toddy Porter (1965) & David Sanders

Greater Atlanta

*Kathy & Joe Sanderson (1969)

*Community Foundation of

*Sanderson Farms

Greater Memphis

Schwab Charitable Fund

* Kelly Gene Cook, Sr. Charitable

Clyde H. Mathews (1964)

Susan & David Watkins (1971)

Beth McCullen

Ruth Wedig Watson (1948)

Robert H. Dunlap (1951)

Lucy & Dan Shubert

David C. McNair (1960)

Alexa Golliher (2005) & L. Kenton

*Exxonmobil Foundation

Ann Hanson Chamberlain Smith (1967)

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

Nancy & Steven Smith (1981)

Gertrude C. Ford Foundation

Roger M. Smith (1982)

*Donna & Tom Fowlkes (1965)

Robert S. Smith

Tara Bond (1991) & Mark Freeman

Estate of Thomas L. Spengler (1942)

Ann & W. Melton McNeill (1959) Michael T. McRee Jean Nicholson (1968) & Tim Medley (1966) Mary Sue McDonnell (1963) & Don Mitchell (1964) William B. Mooney (1961) Helen Moyers Barbara Himel (1961) & William Mullins (1959) James R. Muse (1966)

Watt Nanette Weaver (1954) & W. Lamar Weems (1953) Elizabeth Weems Weir (1976) Lynda Elizabeth Williams (1986)

Cynthia Harper (1983) & Hugh Parker John Marshall Pemberton (1983)

Gloria & Lee Stricklin (1954)


Nancy Loper Wilson (1963)

*Charles A. Frueauff Foundation, Inc.

Jan & Mike Sturdivant (1972)

Edward (1962) & Rosemary

Cris Glick & Eddie Guillot

Ygondine W. Sturdivant

N. J. Golding, Jr.

Beth Cunningham Turnbull (1937)

Rebecca Nell Woodrick (1982)

Tommie & Will Goodman (1974)

*Sandra Rainwater (1964) & Murray

Leila Clark Wynn

Margaret & Scotty Greene (1974)

Jean & Ronald Yarbrough (1970)

Judy M. Guice (1975)

University of Mississippi Foundation

Catherine & Dick Haining (1963)

*Valley Innovative Services

*Cathy & Maurice Hall (1967)

Penny Sanders (1967) & Mack Varner


Melinda & Mark Olinger Carol & Fred Parker (1968)

*Susan & Charles Shanor

Foundation, Inc.

The Presidents Society

Underwood (1963)

Mary Lene & Newt Harrison (1957)


*Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation

*Marcia & John Vaughey

Anne Sisson Holland (1952)

*Vicksburg Medical Foundation

Margaret Phillips

The Millsaps College Presidents

Estate of William H. Holland, Jr. (1952)

Sylvia & Billy Walker (1959)

Lynne Krutz (1965) & George

Society plays a critical role in providing

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Walker Foundation

philanthropic support to Millsaps.

*Paula & Randy James

John H. Wear Jr. Foundation

Rudy R. Pollan (1971)

Four Councils within the Presidents

*KPMG Foundation

Gregory A. Weingarten

Lenda Poole

Society recognize annual giving at

*Charles R. Lathem (1981)

Mr. & Mrs. John E. Welles, II

Joseph M. Price (1964)

different levels and compose the total

*Ellen & Eason Leake (1968)

Ned Welles Memorial Fund, Inc.

Jessie D. Puckett, Jr. (1949)

membership: William B. Murrah

*Dee & Bob Leggett (1962)

Eudora Welty Foundation

Jane Ramsey (1961)

Council ($10,000 or more); Marion

*Lynn & Alexander C. Lindsey

*Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation,

Vonda G. Reeves-Darby (1978)

L. Smith Council ($5,000 to $9,999);

*Julie & John L. Lindsey

C. Robert (1935) & Sara Ridgway

Homer Ellis Finger Council ($2,500 to

Mark R. Mahoney (1985)

Kathryn Loeb Wiener

Richard L. Perry (1970)

Pickett (1966)


$4,999); Member ($1,000 to $2,499).

Paul F. McNeill (1987)

J. Todd Willis (1984)

Ridgway IV (1968)

Asterisks indicate individuals who have

Carolyn & Richard McRae, Jr.

Sam E. & Burnice C. Wittel Foundation

Ellnora Riecken (1955)

been Presidents Society members for 10

*Nora Frances & Vaughan McRae

William G. Yates, III

Judy & E.B. Robinson

or more consecutive years.

*Richard D. McRae

W.G. Yates & Sons Construction

Naomi Tattis (1970) & C.R. “Bob�

Helen Ricks (1942) & Nat Rogers (1941) Linda & Kevin Russell (1986) Sandra Sabatini (1962) Brenda E. Sartoris (1962) Polly Crisler Shanks (1947) Victor Shaw (1962) T. Stanley Sims

*Selby & Richard McRae Foundation *Michael T. McRee

Joy Lynn Williamson (1966) & Gene

Corin & Bob Morrison, III

Ruth C. Alford (1929)

*Frances & Cooper Morrison (1978)

Nancy Grisham (1962) & Rick Anderson Bank of America Matching Gifts

Ainsworth (1964)

Mary (1990) & Richard Mills (1988) Mary Sue McDonnell (1963) & Don Mitchell (1964)

Ann Chamberlain Smith (1967)

Annenberg Foundation

Morrison Foundation

Harmon L. Smith (1952)


*Mississippi Conference of the United

Sarah Posey Smith (1944)

Apple Matching Gift Program

Nancy & Steven W. Smith (1981)

Marion L. Smith Council

William B. Murrah Council

Methodist Church

Program Irl S. Barefield S. Steven Barefield, III

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Bethany A. Barefield Bogart

Theodore I. Zimmerman

Jennifer & Alan Neuhoff (1993)

David R. Bowen

Linda & Gene Barrett (1970)

Stephen H. Zimmerman

Northminster Baptist Church

Regina Harlan Boyles (1960)

*Lynne Krutz (1965) & George Pickett

Leonard H. Brandon (1948)

*Libby & Dan Bowling (1977)

Homer Ellis Finger Council

Nena & David Price

Alleen Davis (1955) & Jim Bratton

Judy & Joe Rankin

*Liz Martin (1991) & Bill Brister

Jane T. Reid

Nancy Tweedy (1962) & Gordon Brown

Barbara Robertson Christmas (1949)

Associated Colleges Of the South, Inc.

James R. Robbins (1968)

Ginger & Charles Clark

Sara Katherine Ott & Ryan Beckett

Diana C. Robinson

Luran Luper Buchanan (1963) Charles Koch Foundation Christopher H. Cheek (1985) *Stephanie & Reynolds Cheney (1957)

*Cheryl & Tim Coker Cecilia A. Collins (1984)

(1996) Janis Graves (1972) & Warren Black


Betsy & John Sagan

Rachel Brandon

(1965) Rebecca Smith (1972) & Jake Brown (1972)

Mel Maxwell (1968) & John Shain

Lou Burney (1996)

John V. Shaw, Jr. (1962)

Robert M. Buxton (1985)

*Martha & Dick Blount (1958)

Tom R. Shima (1987)

Hope & Bill Bynum

Katherine & Trey Brady

Grace & Timothy Shumaker

Julius M. Cain (1973)

William G. Duck (1967)

Daniel E. Campbell (1993)

*Sandra & Stan Sims

John H. Caldwell, Jr.

Carol C. Dyson

Joanne Henderson (1955) & Howard

Dorothy & Charles Strauss

*Wesley A. Caldwell Foundation

Estate of Bernard B. Swayze

Erin & Cord Campbell (2000)

Ellen Burns (1962) & Marcus Treadway

Steven R. Campbell (2004)

Debby Davis (1969) & William Denson Rachel LeBlanc (1996) & Robert Dews (1996)

*First Security Bank


Cheek (1955)

Grace & Will Flatt (1997)

Chevron Humankind

Susan Weiser (1995) & Chris Floyd

Thomas E. Childs (1965)

(1995) *Rachel Davis Fowlkes (1967) Greater Pinebelt Community Foundation *Monica Sethi (1988) & Ray Harrigill (1990)

*Cheryl Barrett (1969) & Phil Converse (1964) Betty & Jerry Cooper


Edward C. Cantrell (2010)

Fentress Boone (1965) & Jim Waits

Deb Carlin

(1958) R. Alexander Wallace, III (1980)

James O. Carpenter, Jr. (1990)

Sarah Neville Damon (1974) & Kent

Victoria & Peter Ward

Delia & Jim Carr (1988)

*V. A. Jones (1968) & Cleve Whitley

Elaine & Henry Chatham (1968) Marie Dickson (1971) & Frank Chatham

Darsey (1974) Jane Ellen & Woody Davis (1962)

Ruth Greer (1992) & David Wilkinson

Cathe Z. Hughes

Susan Tenny (1967) & Wayne Dowdy

Luanne & Tom Wooldridge (1968)

Beth Boswell (1966) & Gerald Jacks (1965)

(1965) *Linda Schrayer (1981) & Tom Dupree (1971)

*Susan & William Jeanes (1959)

Beth & John Durrett (1970)

Jennifer & Peder Johnson (1979)

Bebe & Cory Ezelle (1981)

Ashley & Kirk Kinard (1996)

Freeport-McMoRan Cooper & Gold

Christopher D. Lawrence (1996) Melanie Bartling (1971) & Arthur Liles (1970)

Foundation Nick F. Greener (1959) Susan & Monty Hamilton (1984)

*David M. Loper (1986)

Betty Blye & Lew Hatten (1964)

Lessie & Jay Love (1994)

Melanie & Thomas Henry

*Evelyn Godbold Maddox (1948)

Heather K. Hensarling (1993)

Betty & Con Maloney (1961)

Albert L. Hopkins, Jr.

Kay & Tom McHorse (1963)

The Florence O. Hopkins Charitable

Mary Eliza Love & Howard McMillan

Fund, Inc.

David M. Ott (1980)

Monica & Mike Hutchison

Gabrielle Sciortino (1995) & Luther Ott

*R. Brit Katz


Holly Powell (1991) & Alan Lange (1993)

Phoebe & Rob Pearigen

*Genrose Mullen Lashinger (1967)

*Emily J. Pointer Gift Trust

*Nancy & Clifton LeCornu (1960)

Michael E. Prejean (1997)

*M. Frances Lucas

*Sharon Scott (1969) & Tom Rhoden

Jeanne Burnett Luckett (1966) & C.B.



Robert C. Robbins (1979)

Dana Millwood (1981) & Bob Lyle (1979)

Kathleen & Heymoore Schettler

Alice Rhea (1971) & Lem Mitchell (1971)

Tom B. Scott, III (1976)

April Slayden (2001) & Jeff Mitchell

Sentry Properties, Inc.


Polly Crisler Shanks (1947)

Ben L. Mitchell (1968)

Carol Hederman Tatum (1968)

*Estelle Noel (1967) & Mike Mockbee

Trauma & Emergency Medical Services


*Betsy Stone (1968) & Knox Walkup

Helen Cabell (1964) & Red Moffat (1965)

J. Walter Wood, Jr. (1989)

James B. Morris (1979)

Deborah S. Zimmerman

Jonathan S. Neff (1993)


Carol & Bud Carney (1961)

Sam W. Currie (1961)

*Carolyn & Warren Hood Daniel R. Hughes, III (1989)

Elaine & Dexter Cantelou (1980)

Kay & Ward Van Skiver (1965)

Mary & Wirt Yerger

(1970) *Citizens National Bank Meredith & Fielding Cocke

Members Barbara & Ted Alexander (1958) *Nancy Norton (1964) & Clyde Allen (1963) James E. Anding (1973) R. Charles Anding Skipper D. Anding (1974) Mohammad Sohaib Arain Peter G. Austin (1997) William K. Austin (1966) Teresa White (1994) & Mac Bailey (1986) Diane F. Baker Fred L. Banks, Jr. Beverly Featherston (1966) & Rod Bartlett (1966) *Lottie Bash (1996) & James McDonald Harry R. Baxter Benchmark Construction Misty Leon Bernknopf (1999) Beth Israel Congregation Clyde W. Biddle (1970) Neal B. Biggers (1956) Paige Henderson (2005) & Barr Biglane Peggy M. Billings (1950) Nancy Blackmon Billups (1963) Elizabeth S. Black (1993) Noble B. Black (1998) William F. Blair (1975)

Ruth Pickett (1965) & Sam Cole (1964) *Pam Capps (1971) & Robert Collins (1969) Peggy Suthoff (1954) & Eddie Collins (1953) Jeannine & Charles Cook Michele Wren (1987) & Halsey Cook Arie Jacobs (1961) & Charlie Cooper (1957) Larry D. Cooper (1985) Joan & John Cornell (1971) *Maria Lekas (1967) & Peter Costas (1953) Covenant Partners James H. Creekmore Marilyn & Bill Crosby (1961) O'Hara Baas (1967) & Bill Croswell (1966) Kimberly Williams (1995) & Bill Crowder (1995) *Anne Johnson (1981) & David Culpepper (1980) Carolyn Paine Davis (1960) Kathy & Larry De Muth June Langston (1974) & Dan DeHart Gail & Dennis DeLee (1982) Cheryl & Mike Dendy (1973) Katie Herringshaw (2005) & Matt Devall (2002) Lindsay Mercer Diaz (1968) Diversified Trust Company


Harold J. Donahue (1977)

Sally Hederman

Beth McCullen

Ann Myers & George Schimmel

Frances Ashley (1946) & Bob Donaldson

Brantley W. Helvenston, IV (1981)

Jane Cooper (1982) & Jim McNaughton

Mary & Russell Scholl

Thomas W. Henderson

Gregory E. McNeely (1993)

Ellen & Barry Schully

*Joyce Nall (1958) & Richard Dortch

Ann Hendrick (1975) & Jim Kopernak

*Jean Nicholson (1968) & Tim Medley

Jackie & Andy Schwitter

Renee Ethridge (1981) & Victor Dostrow

Michelle Partridge & Lee Hetherington



Laura & George Self (1969)

*Marilyn & Doug Medley (1962)

J. Robert Shearer

Lucile Pillow Hicks (1960)

Dianne & Tim Millis (1967)

Shell Oil Company Foundation

*Janet & Richard Hickson

Thomas P. Mills (1982)

Connie & Joey Shelton (1982)

Susan Barry (1964) & Frank Duke

Florence W. Hines (1984)

Mississippi Manufacturers Association

Jennifer & Mark Shepherd

Mary Yerger (1985) & Tom Dunbar

Helen Davis (1954) & Louis Hodges

Julia L. Mitchell (2004)

Lynda Fowler (1964) & Bob Shive

Kathleen Montgomery (1992) & Mack

Pamela & John Smart

(1979) *Judy Lane (1974) & Doug Douglass (1972)




Mitchell (1993)

Beth & Keith Dunn

William W. Horlock (1959)

East Metro Family Medical Clinic

Horne CPA Group

Ginnie Saunders & Billy Moore

James B. Edwards III (1961)

Joel W. Howell, III (1971)

Betty Bartling (1960) & James Moore

Yvonne Moss (1957) & Clyde Edwards

Arlene & Mike Huber

Raleigh & Mike Morris (1981)

Frances Ogden (1940) & A. G. Snelgrove

Entergy Matching Gifts

Terri P. & Tom Hudson

John C. Moseley (1963)

Jill & Neil Solomon

Mark B. Eppes (1976)

Joyce & Tommy Hunt

Farhan Nafis

Chad J. Songy (2009)

Equifax Foundation

Laura & Teddy Hymel (1996)

National Order of Omega

*Sue & Fritz Spang

Christopher R. Evans (1999)

Thomas G. Jacks (2000)

Linda & Andy Navarro

St. Catherine's Village

Thomas B. Fanning (1958)

Will H. Jacks (1994)

Emily Lemasson (1962) & Don

St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church

*Ben Fatherree Bible Class

Donna Daniel (1970) & William Jackson

*Feild Co-Operative Association, Inc.

Megan Shaw (2004) & Ricky James

Blakely Fox Fender (1992)


Kathy & Don Flynt

Benjamin T. Jeffcoat (1998)

*Gretchen McDaniel & Doug Folk (1983)

Patsy Abernethy (1950) & Cecil Jenkins

Maggie Wynn Fortier (1979)


Howard B. Smith, Jr. (1976) Mary Elizabeth Witherspoon (1965) & George Smith

State Bank & Trust

Newcomb Wendy C. Nixon

Susanne Lamb Stevens (1964)

Lindsay Bennett (2003) & Brandon Page

Mae N. Stone Marcella Dunn (1971) & Bill Strong



John N. Palmer Ellen Parker (1996) & Erick Hjortsvang

Patti McCarty (1970) & Jerry Sullivan

Dana M. Fowlkes (1971)

Elizabeth Jenkins-Joffe (1963)

*Judy & William Parker (1966)

Theresa & Dan Surber

Betty (1980) & Henry Fox

Lee Darden Johnson (1987)

Betty McKinnon (1977) & Tom Parry

Beth Shackelford Taylor

Susan Eskridge Frazier (1981)

Sherry A. Johnson

Linda & Erwyn Freeman (1968)

*Louise Dixon & Wilton J. Johnson, III

Galloway Memorial United Methodist


Judy & Pat Taylor

(1977) Shelley LeBlanc (1992) & Brian Payne

*Tellus Operating Group, LLC Grace & Tim Terpstra (1973)


Robert J. Kahn

Brinson Conerly (1959) & Paul Perks

Margaret Ewing Thomas (1958)

Ronald B. Gammill (1973)

Lauren & Dan Keel (1984)

Barbara & Robert Peterson

Lucy & Russell Thompson (1959)

Gannett Foundation

*Rose & Dan Keel (1954)

Holly Crawford (1998) & Howard Pickett

Thais Brown Tonore (1974)

Vanessa (2005) & Nate Gannon (2002)

Maria Karam (1987) & Charles Kelley

Lisa Garvin (1993)

Candice Love Lafourcade (1994)

Barbara Swann (1957) & Roy Price (1955)

Don A. Gibson, Sr. (1970)

Matthew J. Lautar (1963)

Hollie Wessman (1995) & Brad Price

George E. Gillespie, III (1997)

Dot Stricklin (1953) & Clay Lee (1951)

Jayne & George Gillespie (1970)

Ellie & Earl Lewis (1950)

Jocelyn P. Pritchett

Valmark Insurance Agency, Llc

Todd D. Glisson (1992)

*Julia Aust (1954) & T.W. Lewis (1953)

Justin P. Ransome (1988)

Verizon Foundation

Dolly & Wesley Goings

Laura L. Lillard

Sara & Bill Ray (1978)

Emily & Benrd Vilkus

Amelia Chisolm (2003) & Edward

Banks (1992) & Tracy Link (1992)

Dollie & Nick Rebold (1964)

Vulcan Materials Company

J. Walton Lipscomb (1956)

Michael Todd Reese (1996)

Patti & Frank Wade (1980)

*Edwina & Bill Goodman (1949)

Heather & Jeremy Litton (1994)

Vonda G. Reeves-Darby (1978)

Vangela & Thandi Wade

Anne Finger (1955) & Robert Graves

Mary Lee Busby Livesay (1943)

Bennie H. Reynolds

Holly Wagner & Jere Nash

Bettye Ramsey (1974) & James Graves

Jo Nall (1954) & Jack Loflin (1956)

*Linda Wells (1977) & Rob Rice (1978)

Peg Wahrendorff (1977) & Phillip

Meredith & William Loper

Helen Reilly (1957) & Daniel Richards

Sally & Lloyd Gray (1976)

Joan & Gerald Lord (1966)

Randy K. Richardson (1981)

Ree Ridgway Walden (1974)

Walton W. Gresham, III

Julie & Hunter Lundy (1976)

Henry Crozier Ricks, Jr. (1940)

Molly Mitchell (1999) & Robert Walker

Michelle & Mike Griffith (1993)

Madison Charitable Foundation

Colleen & Stan Roberts (1993)

Janet Bergman (1976) & Kenneth Groue

Patsy Pharr (1976) & David Marsh (1973)

Deborah & John Roberts (1988)

Jamie & Albert Ward

Diane McLemore (1969) & David

Marie Roby

*William S. Ware (1973)

Jennifer A. Rogers (1999)

R. W. Wasson


Goodenough (2004)


(1976) Anne Dye (1990) & Robin Haire

Martin (1969)

Katie & Ricks Tucker (1993)


Marjorie Buie (1963) & William Underwood Melinda & Jeffrey Underwood


Maples (1977)


Aby & Tom Hamrick (1982)

James C. Martin

Nathaniel S. Rogers (2005)

Ruth Wedig Watson (1948)

Eric K. Hanbury (1994)

Bettye West (1962) & Dick Mason

Marie & Michael Rourke

Alexa Golliher (2005) & Kenton Watt

Lisa Marie Holland (1990) & Bill

Edwin R. Massey (1967)

John & Margaret Sagan Foundation

Jane & James Watts

Lynn & Bill McAlilly (1978)

Roland F. Samson III (1987)

Julia Weaver & Robert Wiygul (1981)

*Carol Burrus Hartman (1979)

Linda & Ron McCollum (1972)

Claire King Sargent (1956)

Carla D. Webb (1997)

Bernadette & Larry Hawkins (1963)

Katherine & Mark McCormick

Brenda Sartoris (1962) & Roger

*Terrance B. Wells (1976)

RuLan & Robert Hebeler

Sharon & Mark McCreery (1988)

Hannah (1991)


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J. Mack Varner 1967 (PSM)

(E) Catherine R. Freis

Tanya A. Newkirk

John C. Vaughey (PSM)

(E) S. Richard Freis

Linda S. Nix

Clyde V. Williams (1959)

Ruth Wedig Watson 1948 (PS)

Michael L. Galaty

Elmer M. Palmer, Jr.

Lola & Greg Williamson

William G. Yates, III (PSM)

Stanley Galicki (SC)

Robert W. Pearigen (PSS)

Nola K. Gibson (SCC)

Aaron M. Pelch (SC)

Kristen Brown Golden

Ann R. Phelps (SCC)

Jane Collins Harkins 1999 (SCC)

(R) Francis E. Polanski

Ann B. Harkins (CC)

(R) Sandra P. Polanski

James B. Harris (SCC)

Eddie D. Porter (CC)

Kathie Adams (SCC)

John A. Harris, Jr. (CC)

Catherine G. Powell (CC)

Robert E. Ainsworth (SCC)

Ledora O. Harris (DA)

Penelope J. Prenshaw (DA)

Theodore G. Ammon (CC)

Thomas W. Henderson (PS)

Donna M. Prisock (SCC)

Jerry B. Beam 1964 (SC)

Diane F. Baker (PS)

Louise Perkins Hetrick 1966

Bobby Reed

Zachary C. Beasley (SCC)

William H. Bares (CC)

Isabelle Ezelle Higbee 1978 (CC)

Michael R. Reinhard

Paul T. Benton 1976 (PSM)

Sarah Wamester Bares (CC)

J. W. Hoatland

Bennie H. Reynolds (PS)

Warren C. Black, Jr. 1971 (PSF)

(R) Kay Barret Barksdale 1964 (CC)

Patrick D. Hopkins (CC)

Cedric D. Richardson

William Bynum (PS)

Jesse D. Beeler (SC)

Terri P. Hudson (PS)

James R. Robbins 1968 (PSF)

James A. Coggin (PSM)

George J. Bey, III (DA)

Mike Hutchison (PSF)

Dora G. Robertson 1997 (SCC)

Robert H. Dunlap 1951 (PSM)

Matthew T. Binion

Megan Shaw James 2004 (PS)

Rodney D. Rogan 2008

William R. Flatt 1997 (PSS)

James E. Bowley

Patrick G. James (CC)

Allison B. Rooker (SCC)

J. Thomas Fowlkes 1965 (PSM)

Jason K. Box

Oscar Johnson, Jr.

Betsy Perkins Schetter 2000

Mark R. Freeman 1990 (PSM)

Camille Clement Boyles 1982 (CC)

Sherry A. Johnson (PS)

Hunter Rumsey Scott (CC)

Lisa Garvin 1993 (PS)

Bill M. Brister (PS)

Martha M. Johnston (CC)

(E) Robert A. Shive, Jr. (PS)

Cris Patrick Glick (PSM)

(E) Carl G. Brooking 1971 (PSM)

Jenna Lee Jones

Hourman Skinner

William F. Goodman, III 1974 (PSM)

Brooks L. Brower 2001 (SCC)

Russell D. Jones (CC)

Elise L. Smith (DA)

James E. Graves, Jr. 1975 (PS)

Patricia Bruce (CC)

Robert J. Kahn (PS)

Stephen C. Smith

Maurice H. Hall, Jr. 1967 (PSM)

Donna R. Bryan (CC)

R. Brit Katz (PSF)

Steven G. Smith (DA)

Monica Sethi Harrigill 1988 (PSS)

Thakkeus Bryant

Asif Khandker (CC)

Kristina L. Stensaas

Heather K. Hensarling 1993 (PSF)

(R) Luran Luper Buchanan 1963 (PSS)

Wolfgang H. Kramer (CC)

(R) June C. Stevens 1989 (DA)

Richard G. Hickson (PS)

Jackie Q. Bufkin

Janet R. Langley M2000

Ruth E. Stewart

William R. James (PSM)

Murray T. Burch (CC)

Justin W. Lantz

Vicki Stuart (SCC)

William T. Jeanes 1959 (PSS)

Kimberly G. Burke (DA)

Govenor Lawyer, Jr.

Brian J. Sullivan

Peder R. Johnson 1979 (PSS)

Mrs. Lou Burney M1996 (PS)

Brandon Lechtenberg

Donald F. Sullivan

W. Geoffrey Joyner 1976 (CC)

Karen D. Cadiere (CC)

Martha McMullin Lee (CC)

Theresa Galvan Surber (PS)

R. Eason Leake 1968 (PSM)

Damon E. Campbell

(R) Julia Aust Lewis 1954 (PS)

Patrick A. Taylor (PS)

Robert N. Leggett, Jr. 1962 (PSM)

Connie M. Campbell

(E) T. W. Lewis, III 1953 (PS)

Susan W. Taylor (SC)

John L. Lindsey (PSM)

Claudine Chadeyras (CC)

David C. Lord

Andrew K. Thaw (CC)

J. Con Maloney, Jr. 1961 (PSS)

Jessie J. Clark

Mark J. Lynch 1976 (SCC)

James A. Till, III

William T. McAlilly 1978 (PS)

Stephanie H. Clark (CC)

Anne C. MacMaster (SC)

Jennifer P. Tompkins

Richard D. McRae (PSM)

Cheryl W. Coker (PSS)

Dewayne M. Magee

Kenneth L. Townsend 2004 (SCC)

Vaughan W. McRae (PSM)

Timothy C. Coker (PSS)

Naila M. Mamoon (CC)

Cory G. Toyota (SCC)

Michael T. McRee (PSM)

John A. Conway III (CC)

R. Dudley Marble, Jr. (SC)

Ming Tsui

Richard H. Mills, Jr. M1988 (PSM)

A. Patrick Cooper 1994 (DA)

James C. Martin (PS)

Marlys T. Vaughn (CC)

Don Q. Mitchell 1964 (PSM)

David H. Culpepper 1980 (PS)

Kelley D. Matthews

Patti Page Wade (PS)

P. Cooper Morrison 1978 (PSM)

Mrs. Julie Daniels (CC)

Robert S. McElvaine

Holly L. Wagner (PS)

Paul F. Ogden 1984 (PSM)

(E) John H. 'Harper' Davis, Jr. 1947 (CC)

Molly Signs McManus

Yan Wang

Robert C. Robbins 1979 (PSS)

David C. Davis (CC)

James A. McMillon (CC)

Maribeth K. Wann (CC)

E. B. Robinson, Jr. (PSM)

Anita M. DeRouen (SCC)

Greg Miller (CC)

Karen D. Ward (SCC)

Nat S. Rogers 1941 (PSM)

Keith Dunn (PS)

Andrew D. Miller

Timothy J. Ward (SCC)

Toddy Porter Sanders 1965 (PSM)

Blakely Fox Fender 1992 (PS)

Lucy L. Molinaro 1994

Mary A. Watkins

John J. Shelton, IV 1982 (PS)

Priscilla M. Fermon (DA)

Eddie Montgomery, Jr.

Laurence B. Wells 1980

Steven W. Smith 1981 (PSM)

Nell L. Floyd (CC)

Emmanuel L. Morris

Betty C. Wheat (SCC)

Mike P. Sturdivant, Jr. 1972 (PSM)

Andrew D. Follett

Tonya M. Nations (SCC)

Ronald C. Wheat, III 2008

James E. Swanson (SCC)

(R) Donald P. Fortenberry 1962 (DA)

Walter P. Neely (CC)

(R) Nancy W. White 1992 (CC)

J. Murray Underwood 1963 (PSM)

Naomi G. Freeman M1992 (SCC)

Danny D. Neely, Jr.

Sherryl E. Wilburn 1999

Wells Memorial United Methodist Church

Susan & David Womack (1975) *Nelda & Jack Woodward (1951) Julie & Dudley Wooley (1995) *Kathleen & Jimmy Young (1952)

Faculty & Staff (E) Emeriti Faculty (R) Retired Faculty or Staff

Rebecca C. Youngblood (1973)


Abbreviations after donor names indicate annual giving society membership. PS-M: Presidents Society, Murrah Council ($10,000 or more); PS-S: Presidents Society, Smith Council ($5,000-$9,999); PS-F: Presidents Society, Finger Council ($2,500-$4,999); PS: Presidents Society, Member ($1,000-$2,499); DA: Deans Associates ($500-999); SC: Scholars Club ($350-499); SCC: Second Century Club ($200-349); CC: Century Club ($100-$199).



W. D. Wilkinson (PSF)

Margaret Woodall Brooke 1960 (DA)

Carolyn Paine Davis 1960 (PS)

Judy Jones Hamilton 1962

Mel Williams

Nancy Tweedy Brown 1962 (PS)

John H. Davis, Jr. 1947 (CC)

Susan Coats Harrigill 1962 (CC)

Lola L. Williamson (DA)

D. Elton Brown 1950

Woody D. Davis 1962 (PSF)

Nancy A. Harris 1955 (CC)

Timothy A. Wise 1989 (SCC)

Daphne Middlebrooke Bruce 1950

Julia Anne Beckes Dawson 1959 (CC)

Newt P. Harrison 1957 (PSM)

Susan P. Womack (PS)

R. Russ Buckley 1961

Clara Foy Derrington 1946

Sidney A. Head 1954

Herbert L. Woodrick, Jr. (SC)

Clarice Black Burch 1955 (CC)

Frances Ashley Donaldson 1946 (PS)

Herman L. Heath 1959

(R) Jack L. Woodward 1951 (PS)

Arthur Price Burdine 1961 (CC)

Robert W. Donaldson 1948 (PS)

Byron T. Hetrick 1953

(R) Nelda W. Woodward (PS)

Ivan B. Burnett, Jr. 1962 (SCC)

Ann Hale Donnell 1960

Dewey Cobb Hickman 1947

David J. Wottle (SCC)

James P. Burnett 1955

Joyce Nall Dortch 1958 (PS)

Lucile Pillow Hicks 1960 (PS)

Rebecca C. Youngblood 1973 (PS)

Zoe Harvey Bush 1960 (SCC)

J. Oscar Dowdle, Jr. 1957 (SCC)

George T. Hicks 1955

Arnold A. Bush, Jr. 1959 (SCC)

Betty Burgdorff Dowling 1961 (CC)

John A. Higginbotham 1961 (CC)


Glenn A. Cain 1954 (SCC)

Fred B. Dowling 1959 (CC)

Brenda Parker Hilbun 1962

Charles H. Campbell 1944 (CC)

Harry W. Dowling 1957 (SCC)

Byrd Hillman, Jr. 1956 (SCC)

Major Generals

Floyd T. Carey, Sr. 1956 (CC)

Lloyd A. Doyle 1957 (DA)

Helen Davis Hodges 1954 (PS)

Charles E. Carmichael, Jr. 1947 (SCC)

John P. Drysdale 1959 (CC)

Louis W. Hodges 1954 (PS)

(Early Days)

Frank G. Carney 1961 (PS)

James Russell Dumas, Jr. 1962 (CC)

Virginia C. Hogan 1952

John Henry Carney 1957 (CC)

Mary Lynn Graves Dunaway 1955

Anne Sisson Holland 1952 (PSM)

Marjorie Boleware Albrycht 1956 (SC)

Betty Ann Williams Carr 1950

Robert H. Dunlap 1951 (PSM)

Eugene C. Holmes 1955 (CC)

Ted J. Alexander 1958 (PS)

Joseph William Carroll 1950 (DA)

Sara Dyess-Floyd 1952 (SCC)

Shirley Shipp Holston 1953 (CC)

Mary Ann Pitts Allen 1952

Sue Mozingo Carter 1959 (CC)

Jack Eady 1950 (SCC)

William W. Horlock 1959 (PS)

Bettye Smith Allen 1953

Ellen McClung Case 1962

Yvonne Moss Edwards 1957 (PS)

John M. Howell 1954 (SCC)

Frank D. Allen, Jr. 1960 (SCC)

John M. Case 1958

James B. Edwards III 1961 (PS)

Margaret Ferrell Hubbert 1962 (DA)

Frank T. Allen 1949 (SCC)

Hubert L. Causey 1960 (CC)

Laura Mae Godbold Elgert 1947

Marguerite Stewart Hudson 1947 (CC)

Nancy Grisham Anderson 1962 (PSS)

Betty Gail Trapp Chapman 1958 (SCC)

Albert E. Elmore 1962 (SCC)

John C. Hunsucker 1960

Linda McCluney Anglin 1951 (SCC)

Billy K. Chapman 1947 (SCC)

Roderick Entrekin 1950 (CC)

Lucy Price Inkster 1957

Eugene B. Antley 1955 (CC)

Joanne Henderson Cheek 1955 (PSF)

Sybil Casbeer Eppinger 1955 (CC)

Betty Klumb Izard 1947 (CC)

John L. Ash, III 1949 (CC)

Howard B. Cheek 1955 (PSF)

Jane Taylor Eure 1959 (CC)

William T. Jeanes 1959 (PSS)

Emma Atkinson 1956

Ann Simpson Chenault 1951 (CC)

Thomas B. Fanning 1958 (PS)

Patsy Abernethy Jenkins 1950 (PS)

Vivian Ramsey Aubert 1936 (CC)

Reynolds S. Cheney, II 1957 (PSS)

Rosemary Parent Felsher 1959 (SCC)

Cecil G. Jenkins 1951 (PS)

Tomie R. Aust 1959 (SCC)

Shirley Stoker Cherry 1959

Albert W. Felsher, Jr. 1956 (SCC)

Ann Snuggs Jennings 1960 (CC)

John M. Awad 1956 (CC)

Nancy Reed Chickering 1959

Samuel E. Field, Jr. 1956 (CC)

Charles R. Jennings 1960 (CC)

Dee Ford Bainton 1955 (SC)

Barbara Robertson Christmas 1949

Mary Brandon Flournoy 1957 (SCC)

Sue Hall Johnson 1962

Edwin E. Flournoy 1956 (SCC)

Charles R. Johnson 1960 (CC)

Fred A. Barfoot 1961 (SCC)


Barbara Bell Barlow 1949

Duncan A. Clark 1952 (DA)

Donald P. Fortenberry 1962 (DA)

Cynthia Dubard Johnston 1962

Nita Perry Barlow 1957

Roy C. Clark 1941 (CC)

Gene Harrell Freeman 1953 (CC)

Brent L. Johnston 1960

Dixie Briggs Bauman 1947

Andre Clemandot, Jr. 1962 (DA)

Helen McGehee Frye 1945 (DA)

Valera Bailey Jones 1956 (SCC)

Jeanette Lundquist Bell 1959

Jack R. Clement 1962 (SCC)

Harry C. Frye, Jr. 1947 (DA)

Virginia Hewitt Jones 1955 (DA)

Betty Jo McGaha Bennett 1950

Rosemary Williams Cloughley 1955

David C. Fulghum 1951

Elliott A. Jones 1959 (DA)

Neal B. Biggers 1956 (PS)

Hunter McKelva Cole 1960 (CC)

Kathryn Decelle Gabbert 1941

William M. Jones, Jr. 1950 (CC)

Peggy M. Billings 1950 (PS)

Peggy Suthoff Collins 1954 (PS)

Gerald A. Gafford 1945 (DA)

George K. Jones 1955 (SCC)

William H. Bizzell 1939 (SC)

Edward M. Collins, Jr. 1953 (PS)

Robert E. Gentry 1959 (SC)

Howard S. Jones, Sr. 1958 (CC)

Ruth W. Black 1961

Theresa Terry Conerly 1955

Edward L. Gibson 1951 (CC)

R. Lanier Jones 1952 (CC)

Catherine Hamilton Blanton 1952

E. Brinson Conerly-Perks 1959 (PS)

Tommy D. Gilbert 1957

Samuel L. Jones 1957 (CC)

Richard L. Blount 1958 (PSF)

Oscar Weir Conner, III 1949 (DA)

Sammie J. Glorioso 1954 (CC)

Daniel T. Keel, Jr. 1954 (PS)

Henry C. Blount, Jr. 1950

Millicent King Cook 1957 (SCC)

Robert R. Godbold, Jr. 1945 (CC)

Paul D. Kern 1957 (CC)

Janice Davidson Blumenthal 1961

Barbara J. Cook 1956 (CC)

Jo Weisinger Godwin 1951 (CC)

Glenn S. Key 1942 (CC)

M. Olin Cook 1957 (SCC)

William F. Goodman, Jr. 1949 (PS)

Mary Gainey Kimball 1954 (DA)

Ann Anderson Blumer 1956 (DA)

Arie Jacobs Cooper 1961 (PS)

Robert E. Gorday 1952 (CC)

Newton S. Kimball 1955 (DA)

Frederick E. Blumer 1955 (DA)

Charlie W. Cooper 1957 (PS)

Albert N. Gore, Jr. 1952 (SCC)

Ilah Nicholas King 1957

Willette Wilkins Bonney 1958 (SC)

John E. Cooper, Jr. 1954 (SCC)

Betty Garrison Graham 1958 (DA)

Jack B. King 1957

Edna Khayat Boone 1954

John L. Copeland 1956 (CC)

William L. Graham 1958 (DA)

Edwin King 1958 (SCC)

Thomas H. Boone 1956

Eleanor Johnson Corban 1947

Anne Finger Graves 1955 (PS)

Penny Swartwout Kochtitzky 1951 (CC)

Darden J. Bourne 1953

Peter J. Costas 1953 (PS)

Nick F. Greener 1959 (PSF)

John D. Krebs 1945 (CC)

James Gary Boutwell 1961 (CC)

Joseph R. Cowart 1959 (SCC)

E Jane Landstreet Gresley 1942 (SCC)

Clifton M. LeCornu 1960 (PSF)

John L. Bowie 1952 (CC)

Lou Butler Cox 1961 (CC)

Katherine Walt Grice 1962

Lynda G. Lee 1962 (SCC)

Benjamin E. Box 1957 (SCC)

Wilma Dyess Crosby 1950

Nena Doiron Griffis 1957 (CC)

Dot Stricklin Lee 1953 (PS)

Elizabeth H. Box 1952 (SCC)

William J. Crosby 1961 (PS)

Ann Carter Gulledge 1955 (CC)

B. F. Lee 1952 (CC)

Regina Harlan Boyles 1960 (PS)

Sam W. Currie 1961 (PSF)

Jerry B. Gulledge, Sr. 1954 (CC)

Clay F. Lee, Jr. 1951 (PS)

Alleen Davis Bratton 1955 (PS)

William E. Curtis 1952 (CC)

Gay Piper Gwinner 1959 (DA)

Louise Campbell Legate 1953 (CC)

Charles A. Brewer 1959 (CC)

Betty Eakin Dane 1958

H. Gaston Hall 1952 (DA)

Carol Brown Leggett 1955 (CC)


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Robert N. Leggett, Jr. 1962 (PSM)

William H. Murdock, Jr. 1952 (SCC)

Nat S. Rogers 1941 (PSM)

Elaine Everitt Turpin 1960 (CC)

Martha Stephens Lemieux 1962

L. Leslie Nabors, Jr. 1955

Rosalind Butler Ross 1949 (CC)

James A. Underwood 1962 (CC)

Julia Aust Lewis 1954 (PS)

Barbara Bowie Neel 1958

John T. Rush 1960 (SCC)

Jo Cooper Vansuch 1954

Helen Fay Head Lewis 1955 (SCC)

Emily Lemasson Newcomb 1962 (PS)

Clifton L. Rushing, Jr. 1958 (SC)

Betty Jones Varner 1961 (CC)

Ruth Tomlinson Lewis 1961 (CC)

Sue Cater Nicholas 1960 (CC)

Barbara McBride Russell 1952 (SCC)

Joe Ed Varner, Jr. 1961 (CC)

Donald D. Lewis 1960 (CC)

Norma L. Norton 1954 (SC)

Roy H. Ryan 1952 (CC)

James L. Waits 1958 (PSF)

Earl T. Lewis 1950 (PS)

James F. Oaks, III 1960 (CC)

Betty Miller Sadler 1958

Jeanelle Howell Waldrop 1956 (CC)

John T. Lewis, III 1953 (SCC)

Martha Smith O'Hara 1957 (CC)

Peggy Sanford Sample 1957 (DA)

Billy L. Walker, Sr. 1959 (PSM)

T. W. Lewis, III 1953 (PS)

Fay Conlee Oliver 1949

Tex S. Sample 1957 (DA)

Fred M. Walker 1952 (SCC)

Evelyn Hawkins Lilly 1952 (DA)

Frances West Page 1959 (SCC)

Mary Louise Flowers Sandefur 1955

Elizabeth Barfield Walters 1956 (CC)

Sale Lilly, Jr. 1952 (DA)

Leslie J. Page, Jr. 1954 (SCC)

Colleen Thompson Lipscomb 1959 (CC)

Mary Brasher Parker 1957 (DA)

John C. Sandefur 1949 (CC)

Miriam C. Wankerl 1962 (DA)

J. Walton Lipscomb 1956 (PS)

Dr. Roy A. Parker 1955 (SCC)

Claire King Sargent 1956 (PS)

Herbert A. Ward, Jr. 1958 (CC)

Mary Lee Busby Livesay 1943 (PS)

Thomas Parker 1954 (DA)

Brenda E. Sartoris 1962 (PS)

Bettye Jones Ware 1960 (SCC)

Jo Nall Loflin 1954 (PS)

V. A. Bookhart Patterson 1960

Leah Park Schott 1962 (CC)

D. Clifton Ware, Jr. 1959 (SCC)

Jack M. Loflin 1956 (PS)

Don R. Pearson 1951 (CC)

Katie Easley Schulte 1953

Ruth Wedig Watson 1948 (PS)

Carolyn Baumgartner Loposer 1962

Rachael A. Peden 1962

Virginia Carmichael Shackelford 1944

Joseph C. Way 1956 (CC)

Lewis J. Lord 1959 (SCC)

John C. Philley 1957 (CC)

Rita Krestensen Lyda 1959 (CC)

Rebecca Bufkin Phillips 1945

William G. Shackelford, Sr. 1947 (SC)

Katherine Webb Lindenborn 1955 (CC)

William F. Lynch, Jr. 1956 (DA)

Virginia Cowan Pierson 1961 (SCC)

Polly Crisler Shanks 1947 (PSS)

Janis Mitchell Weems 1961 (CC)

Ginger Lamb MacNaughton 1962

Hiram C. Polk, Jr. 1956 (SCC)

Robert T. Sharp 1962 (CC)

Nanette Weaver Weems 1954 (CC)

Evelyn Godbold Maddox 1948 (PSS)

Ernest R. Porter 1956 (CC)

John V. Shaw, Jr. 1962 (PSF)

Robert A. Weems 1959 (CC)

Sue Sanders Maisel 1960

Jo Lee Powell 1956 (PSM)

Lora Gossard Shepherd 1957

W. Lamar Weems 1953 (CC)

J. Con Maloney, Jr. 1961 (PSS)

William F. Powell 1956 (PSM)

Barbara Bartlett Short 1951 (SCC)

Jo Anne Regan Welch 1960 (CC)

Frank B. Mangum 1954 (CC)

Amaryllis Griffin Price 1956 (CC)

Mary Derrick Sibbald 1953

Thomas C. Welch 1959 (CC)

Franklin R. Mansfield 1952

Barbara Swann Price 1957 (PS)

Myra Nichols Sills 1947 (CC)

Mary Boyles Welker 1950 (SCC)

Lawrence Marett 1960 (SCC)

Roy B. Price, Jr. 1955 (PS)

Joe B. Sills 1948 (CC)

L. Conrad Welker, Jr. 1950 (SCC)

F. R. Marshall 1949 (DA)

Thomas E. Price 1956 (CC)

William F. Sistrunk 1954

Betty Horne Whisnant 1959

Raymond S. Martin, Jr. 1942 (SC)

Julian D. Prince, Sr. 1949 (SCC)

Josie Lampton Sivewright 1953 (SCC)

Joan Anderson Whitener 1958

Bettye West Mason 1962 (PS)

Peggy Bonner Prock 1951

Myra Fisher Smith 1956

George A. Whitener 1956

Jewel Hill Mayer 1952

Charles V. Prouty 1951 (CC)

Posey Posey Smith 1944 (SC)

Dayton E. Whites 1956 (CC)

Martha Mayo Simmons 1952

Jessie D. Puckett, Jr. 1949 (PSM)

Sara Webb Smith 1961 (SCC)

Joe W. Whitwell, Jr. 1961 (CC)

Roy D. McAlilly 1952 (CC)

Terry J. Puckett 1962 (CC)

Ike F. Smith 1950 (SCC)

Helen Dubard Williams 1950

Robert E. McArthur 1960 (SCC)

Jeanette D. Pullen 1957 (SCC)

V. K. Smith, Jr. 1953

Charles O. Williams 1961 (CC)

Winnie Foster McCaskill 1953 (CC)

Marvin R. Pyron 1961 (DA)

Frances Ogden Snelgrove 1940 (PS)

Clyde V. Williams 1959 (PS)

Joe B. McCaskill 1955 (CC)

Ann Kelly Raley 1960 (SC)

Jesse O. Snowden, Jr. 1959 (SCC)

Edwin W. Williams 1958 (CC)

Patricia Chunn McCormick 1957 (DA)

Tita Reid Ratcliff 1959 (SCC)

Jane Ellis Soehner 1960 (CC)

Naomi Ware Williamson 1944

James R. McCormick 1957 (DA)

S. Smiley Ratcliff 1959 (SCC)

Richard L. Soehner 1961 (CC)

Nancy Vines Wilson 1956 (SCC)

Shirley Prouty McCraw 1962 (CC)

Carolyn Webb Ray 1950 (CC)

Grace Frost Steiner 1960

Clara Smith Wimberly 1959 (DA)

Carol Edwards McCreedy 1959

F. Wilson Ray 1944 (CC)

C. Marler Stone 1960 (CC)

Anne Brooks Winstead 1959 (SCC)

Dorothy Evans McDaniel 1949

Nina H. Reeves 1945 (CC)

Lee A. Stricklin, Jr. 1954 (PSM)

Henry G. Winstead 1959 (SCC)

Sandra Miller McDaniel 1957 (CC)

Paul J. Register 1959

David H. Strong 1960 (DA)

James C. Witten 1956 (CC)

Max H. McDaniel 1957 (CC)

Beverly Bracken Rhodes 1960

Mary Waits Sturdivant 1961 (SCC)

Edward E. Woodall, Jr. 1962 (CC)

Rosemary Thigpen McIntosh 1950

William W. Rhymes, III 1959

D. Wayne Sturdivant 1955 (SCC)

Frances Moore Woodard 1955 (SCC)

David A. McIntosh 1949

Norma Neill Richards 1955 (SC)

Felix A. Sutphin 1940 (CC)

Robert Thomas Woodard 1954 (SCC)

Edwin P. McKaskel 1959 (CC)

Helen Reilly Richards 1957 (PS)

Sydney Overstreet Swartzfager 1961

H. Lavelle Woodrick 1952

William W. McKinley, Sr. 1961 (SCC)

Sara Linn Richter 1954 (CC)

Raymond C. Swartzfager, Jr. 1959

Jack L. Woodward 1951 (PS)

Gail Garrison McNeill 1962 (CC)

Robert L. Richter, Sr. 1953 (CC)

Carolyn Hutchins Tarpley 1958 (CC)

Mabel Gill Workman 1958

Sue Hemphill McRaney 1960 (SCC)

Charles H. Ricker, Jr. 1961 (SCC)

Sandy Aldridge Taylor 1962 (CC)

Rosemary Nichols Worley 1947 (SCC)

Doug Medley 1962 (PS)

Henry Crozier Ricks, Jr. 1940 (PS)

Eleanor Crabtree Taylor 1961 (CC)

JoAnn Bratton Wright 1953 (SCC)

Dorothy Davis Miley 1960

Melissa Odom Ridgway 1951 (CC)

Dot Jones Taylor 1945

Betty Small Wright 1953 (SCC)

Ray H. Montgomery 1958

Ellnora Riecken 1955 (SCC)

Betty Smith Taylor 1960

William D. Wright 1949 (SCC)

Betty Bartling Moore 1960 (PS)

Hilda Cochran Roberts 1961 (SC)

Margaret Ewing Thomas 1958 (PS)

James L. Young 1952 (PS)

Glenda Chapman Moore 1960 (CC)

Virginia Sanders Robinson 1956 (CC)

Russell D. Thompson 1959 (PS)

Paul W. Young 1960 (CC)

Virginia Edge Moore 1953 (SC)

Mary White Robinson 1960 (CC)

Senith Couillard Tipton 1962 (SCC)

Willard S. Moore 1962 (PS)

George H. Robinson 1962 (SCC)

Ellen Burns Treadway 1962 (PSF)

John W. Moore, Jr. 1953 (SC)

McWillie M. Robinson, Jr. 1954 (DA)

Rose Cunningham Trigg 1957 (CC)

Mary Simpson Morgan 1962

Milton L. Roby 1956 (SCC)

O. Gerald Trigg 1956 (CC)

Barbara Himel Mullins 1961 (PSM)

Dell Pyron Rogers 1962

Donald G. Triplett 1958 (DA)

William S. Mullins, III 1959 (PSM)

Helen Ricks Rogers 1942 (PSM)

Beth Cunningham Turnbull 1937 (PSM)




Virginia James Walters 1941 (CC)

David R. Weaver 1960 (DA)

Class of 1963 Sarah Beth McInnis Allen (SCC) Clyde R. Allen, Jr. (PS) Nancy Blackmon Billups (PS)


Betty Burt Bolick (DA)

Mary House Eikert

Susan Hymers Boutwell (CC)

Travis R. Fulton

Miriam Jordan Brown (SCC)

Barbara Phillips Garcia (CC)

Luran Luper Buchanan (PSS)

Lewis E. Hatten (PSF)

Virginia K. Buckner

Diane Dickerson Hogsett (CC)

Robbie C. Clark

Burnett N. Hull, Jr.

Susan Ward Clement (SCC)

Ginger White Jackson (CC)

Bonnie J. Coleman

Warren C. Jones, Jr. (DA)

Patricia Brown Currie

Paul C. Keller (SCC)

Lee Chambers Elrick

Mary Ivy Kemp (SCC)

Elise Matheny Eslinger (DA)

J. William Kemp (SCC)

Richard W. Haining (PSM)

Gary L. Kester (CC)

Betty McMullen Harrington

John H. Kohler, III

Betty Williams Hartley (CC)

Janice Ray Kynard (CC)

William Larry Hawkins (PS)

Dana Townes Lamar (SCC)

Anne-Marie Mendell Hewitt

Curt Lamar (SCC)

Elizabeth Jenkins-Joffe (PS)

Daniel B. Lay

Judy McGuffee Johnson

John S. Lewis, Jr. (CC)

Linda M. Lane (DA)

Margaret Smith Lowery

Matthew J. Lautar (PS)

James L. Ludke

Carleen S. Leggett (CC)

Martha Norman Markland (CC)

Rivers Yerger Lurate

Clyde H. Mathews (CC)

Tom S. McHorse (PSS)

Linda E. Mayfield (SCC)

Mary Sue McDonnell Mitchell (PSM)

Barbara Lefeve McCleese

John C. Moseley (PS)

L. Ben McEachin

Elizabeth Box Price (SCC)

Tom S. McFerrin (SCC)

Edward P. Schmidt (CC)

Joyce Sadler Milford (DA)

Richard J. Stamm

Don Q. Mitchell (PSM)

Bettye Yarborough Sullivan (CC)

Helen Cabell Moffat (PSF)

Marcus A. Treadway, Jr. (PSF)

Samuel A. Montgomery (CC)

Marjorie Buie Underwood (PS)

Dell Fleming Palazzolo (CC)

J. Murray Underwood (PSM)

Sally Irby Parsonson (DA)

Nancy Loper Wilson

Douglas B. Price (CC)

J. Rockne Wilson (CC)

Joseph M. Price (CC)

Evelyn Burt Wofford (SC)

Nicholas C. Rebold (PS)

Class of 1964 W. Eugene Ainsworth (PSM) Nancy Norton Allen (PS) David L. Allen (SCC) Bobby G. Allred (SCC) Marie Bacot Faye Tatum Ballard (SCC) Kay Barret Barksdale (CC) Jerry B. Beam (SC) Gabrielle Beard (DA) Robert C. Bowling (SCC) Suzanne DeMoss Brown Mary Parker Harmon Buckles (SCC) Celia Breland Burnham (CC) Sammy H. Clark (CC) Sue Jo Thomas Coker Samuel G. Cole, III (PS) Philip R. Converse (PSF) Sigrid Andre Conway (CC) Stephen V. Cranford (SCC) William Dudley Crawford (CC) Blair Anding Cullen Susan Barry Duke (PS)

Hugh C. Redhead (CC) Kay Nelson Rendfrey (SCC) Frederick G. Rendfrey (SCC) Alice Scott Schutte (SCC) Lynda Fowler Shive (PS) Kathy Alexander Smith (SCC) Grace Moore Smith (CC) Charles W. Smith (CC) Vence Smith, Jr. (SCC) Marsha Beale Staley Susanne Lamb Stevens (PS) Charles E. Swain Patsy Ward Twiner Sandra Rainwater Underwood (PSM) Stewart A. Ware (DA) Judy Price Waskom (DA) Ann Harvey Wheeless (CC) Louise Haley Williamson Marilyn Stewart Witt (CC) William J. Witt (CC) Jackie Nabors Wolfe (CC) Jennifer Stocker Yates (SCC)

Class of 1965

Glen R. Graves (SCC) Douglas H. Greene, Sr. John R. Harper (SCC)

Bebe Hutchins Arnold (SCC)

Louise Perkins Hetrick

Joy Weston Arnold (CC)

Beth Boswell Jacks (PSS)

Nan McGahey Baker (SCC)

M. Ina Jordan (CC)

Vera E. Barron (DA)

Nancy Underwood King

Gordon E. Brown, Jr. (PS)

Waverly B. Liles (CC)

Thomas E. Childs (PSF)

Gerald D. Lord (PS)

Ruth Pickett Cole (PS) Peggy Whittington Coleman (CC) Patricia McIntosh Coles (CC)

Timothy C. Medley (PS)

C. Wayne Dowdy (PSF)

Joe Miklas (SCC)

Joanne Edgar (CC)

Robert F. Morris (SCC)

J. Thomas Fowlkes (PSM)

John H. Morrow, III (CC)

Gale McDonnell Fuller (SCC)

Sandy Hill Nelson (SCC)

Mary Ervin Gildea

F. Kirk Nelson (SCC)

Mabel Mullins Greene

William H. Parker, Jr. (PS)

Carl W. Grubbs (CC)

George B. Pickett, Jr. (PSF)

Regan McGrew Hailman (DA)

Judy Power Pilsch (SCC)

John R. Hailman (DA)

Marion Taylor Reid (SCC)

Raymond B. Hester (SCC)

Wilson Ragan Rodgers (SCC)

Barbara Donald Hogan (SCC)

John H. Rohrer, Jr.

Betsy Chance Hutchison

Ann Williamson Stubblefield (SCC)

Gerald H. Jacks (PSS)

Martha Byrd Thompson (SC)

Boyd E. Kynard (CC)

Margaret Brown Vinson (SCC)

Raymond L. Lewand, Jr. (CC)

Virginia Alford Warren (DA)

William E. Lindsey, Jr. (SC)

Norma L. Watkins

Pearl Mackler Meltzer (SCC)

Class of 1967

J. Longstreet Minor III (CC) James N. C. Moffat, III (PSF) Sarah C. Neitzel (SCC)

Michael W. Allen (CC)

Lynne Krutz Pickett (PSF)

William J. Boone, III

Edgar Elliot Poe (SCC)

Suzanne Riley Brown

Patsy Rhoden Ricks (SCC)

William Charles Cooper (CC)

Toddy Porter Sanders (PSM) Mary Elizabeth Witherspoon Smith (PS)

O'Hara Baas Croswell (PS) Susan Tenny Dowdy (PSF)

Ward W. Van Skiver (PSF)

William G. Duck (PSS)

Fentress Boone Waits (PSF)

James W. Fite (CC)

Richard B. Warren, Jr. (DA)

Rachel Davis Fowlkes (PSS)

Willis C. Woody, Jr. (CC)

James R. Golden, Jr. (CC)

Class of 1966

Nicki McLaurin Green Maurice H. Hall, Jr. (PSM) Charles R. Hallford (SCC)

Larry E. Adams (SCC) Joy Lynn Williamson Ainsworth (PSM) Lloyd G. Ator, Jr. (SCC)

Martha Curtis Hannifan (CC) Jerry Huskey (CC) Beverly Humphries Jones (DA)

William K. Austin (PS)

Diane Anderson Kernell (CC)

Beverly Featherston Bartlett (PS)

Samuel H. Kernell (CC)

Rodney J. Bartlett (PS)

Genrose Mullen Lashinger (PSF)

Charles W. Camp (CC)

Graham Lewis

William W. Croswell (PS)

Edwin R. Massey (PS)

Nat B. Ellis Mary Neal Richerson Fullerton (CC)

Michael K. Gemmell (SCC)

Maria Lekas Costas (PS) Pauline O. Dement (CC)

Charles E. Steele, Jr. (CC)

Elaine Lord Gemmell (SCC)

Thomas S. McClary, Jr. Lee B. McCormick, Jr. (DA)

James K. Dossett, Jr. (CC)

James T. Gabbert, Jr. (SCC)

Jeanne Burnet Luckett (PSF)

Daniel D. McKee (CC) Tim Millis, Sr. (PS) Estelle Noel Mockbee (PSF) Michael M. Mockbee, Jr. (PSF) Mary Dye Montgomery (CC)

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C. H. Rasberry (DA)

Betsy Stone Walkup (PSS)

Coela Jordan Clark

Barbara Stauss Plunkett (SC)

Thomas H. Rhoden (PSS)

Barbara Carraway Weaver

Charles Clark, Jr. (CC)

Simmie H. Roberts

Margaret Allen Roberts (SCC)

Charles E. Weaver

David W. Clark (DA)

Janice Self Sabatini (DA)

James T. Roberts (SCC)

Marilynn McDonald Whatley (CC)

F. Dee Conerly (CC)

Nicholas Sabatini (DA)

Charles E. Rosenbaum

V. A. Jones Whitley (PSF)

Eugene H. Countiss, Jr. (SC)

Shellie Kenna Simler (DA)

Harry H. Shattuck

Thomas D. Wooldridge (PSF)

Deborah N. Dodson (CC)

Kathy Rowell Spire (CC)

John D. Durrett, Jr. (PSF)

James F. Steel (CC)

Don A. Gibson, Sr. (PS)

Marcella Dunn Strong (PS)

George E. Gillespie, Jr. (PS)

Eugene A. Van Every (CC)

Stanley Graham (CC)

Candy Dudley Ward (SCC)

H. Lee Hetherington (PS)

Michael E. Weems (CC)

Caroline Massey Hillhouse (CC)

Jim C. Weir, Jr. (CC)

A. Jerry Sheldon (DA) Ann Hanson Chamberlain Smith (PSM) Lark Gildermaster Smith James K. Smith (CC) Earl T. Stubblefield (SCC) James D. Thompson, III (DA) Penny Sanders Varner (PSM) Charles E. Varner, Sr. (CC) J. Mack Varner (PSM) Lovett H. Weems, Jr. (CC) Matthew B. Wesson (CC) Richard Steven Whatley (CC)

Class of 1968

Class of 1969 C. Paul Allen (SCC) Virginia L. Allen (CC) Russell P. Atchley Joe N. Bailey, III (SCC) Leon M. Bailey, Jr. (SC) Judith DeWolfe Barnett (DA) Robbie Lloyd Bell (CC) Linda Hines Broadus (SCC) William E. Campbell (SCC) Robert K. Collins (PS) Cheryl Barrett Converse (PSF) David E. Davidson, Jr. (DA)

Donna Daniel Jackson (PS) Hugh B. Jones, Jr. (CC) Paul R. Jordan (CC) Betsy Furr Kimbriel Langford L. Knight Mack A. Land (DA) Arthur E. Liles (PSS) James J. Livesay, Jr. (DA) Andrew P. Mullins, Jr. (SCC) Janet Sanderson Ott (PSM)

Class of 1972 Mark A. Bebensee (SCC) Janis Graves Black (PSF) Catherine A. Boozman (CC) Rebecca Smith Brown (PS) Lewis A. Brown, Jr. (PS) Barbara Champion Bush (CC)

Polly Gatlin Bailey (SCC)

Kathryn Grabau Davis

William R. Barnett (DA)

Debby Davis Denson (PSS)

Anita Hall Baroni

Donald L. Flood

Willis J. Britt, Jr. (CC)

Paul Gee (CC)

Florence Meyer Cartier (CC)

Margaret Atkinson Graham (CC)

Henry E. Chatham, Jr. (PS)

Alice Wofford Hallford (SCC)

Lindsay Mercer Diaz (PS)

Diane McLemore Martin (PS)

Erwyn E. Freeman, Jr. (PS)

David L. Martin (PS)

Alex O. Gatewood (CC)

Robert M. Mayo, Jr. (CC)

Marilyn H. Hammond (CC)

Charles G. Millstein

Cyndie Tollison Harrison (CC)

Martha Gunn Poole

Gerald J. Hasselman (SCC)

Stennett D. Posey (CC)

Floy S. Holloman (DA)

David G. Powers

Tony H. Algood

Wilton J. Johnson, III (PS)

Liz Burdine Hyde

Carroll Perrett Putzel (CC)

Lou Austin Allen (SCC)

Carolyn Jackson LaBarbera

R. Eason Leake (PSM)

Sharon Scott Rhoden (PSS)

Marion Wainwright Andrews (CC)

Robin H. Lawson

Sue Lowery Leuschke (DA)

Darrelyn Clawson Sanders (CC)

Richard J. Aubert (DA)

Jane Mitchell Leech (SCC)

Irene Carroll Marshall

Joe F. Sanderson, Jr. (PSM)

Warren C. Black, Jr. (PSF)

Tony F. Martinez

Robert M. Matheny (CC)

George W. Self, Jr. (PS)

Russell S. Boshers (SCC)

William M. Mauldin (DA)

Sharon Bishop McGaughey (SCC)

Susan Moak Sheldon (DA)

Carl G. Brooking (PSM)

David R. McCollum (PS)

Karen Wachs McLeod (CC)

Keith Starrett (CC)

Sandy L. V. Byrd (SCC)

James Robby McLeod (SCC)

Jean Nicholson Medley (PS)

Brenda K. Street (SC)

Marie Dickson Chatham (PS)

Stephen L. Meeks (DA)

Ben L. Mitchell (PSF)

Mary Ann McDonald Swenson (SCC)

Robert L. Clark (SCC)

Michael A. Parnell (CC)

Pat Woodmansee Monsour (SC)

Perry K. Thomas, III

Pam Capps Collins (PS)

David N. Sawyer (SCC)

Stephen O. Moore (CC)

Muriel Bradshaw Twitty (CC)

John E. Cornell (PS)

Connie Maize Smith (CC)

Charlotte Cox Morrow (CC)

Susanne Hicks Van Lierop (SCC)

Thomas R. Dupree (PSF)

William H. Smith, Jr. (CC)

Carol Ann Augustus Muench (DA)

Patricia Hawthorne Wilson

Dana M. Fowlkes (PS)

Portia L. Smith (CC)

Gerald T. Pearson (DA)

James M. Wray, Jr. (CC)

Sandra I. Hackemann

William B. Strong, Jr. (PS)

Jeanne Middleton Hairston (SCC)

Mike P. Sturdivant, Jr. (PSM)

Warren Hamby, Jr.

Thomas A. Woodall (SCC)

Margie McDavid Harper (SCC)

Phyllis A. Yarbrough (SCC)

James R. Robbins (PSF) James N. Robertson (CC) Elbert Sam Rush, Jr. (DA) Mel Maxwell Shain (PSF) Leslie Jeanne Floyd Shannon Albert Spann, Jr. Dorothy Greer Tampary Carol Hederman Tatum (PSS) A. Thomas Tucker, Jr. Alec C. Valentine (CC) Beryl H. Van Lierop (SCC) James D. Waide, III (DA)


Class of 1970 Elizabeth Campbell Bailey Gene R. Barrett (PSS) Clyde W. Biddle (PS) Donald S. Blythe (DA) Beth Davis Bowman Z. Terry Buckalew (SCC) Debbie Williams Campbell (SCC) Franklin E. Chatham (PS)

Barry K. Plunkett (SC) Patti McCarty Sullivan (PS) John E. Sutphin, Jr. (CC) Dianne Partridge Walton (SCC) Robert F. Ward (SCC) Fred P. Wilbur (CC) Jeanne Terpstra Yarbrough Ronald A. Yarbrough (CC)

Class of 1971

Joel W. Howell, III (PS) Melanie Bartling Liles (PSS) Victor E. Lindsey Emily Smith Matheny (CC) William C. McKie, Jr. (DA) Jamie Pierce McKlemurry (CC) Alice Rhea Mitchell (PSF) Lem E. Mitchell (PSF) Luther S. Ott (PSM)

Jennifer Goolsby Davis (CC) Eugene G. Douglass, Jr. (PS) Fran H. Drummond (CC) Frederick R. Ezelle (SC) Robert E. Farr, II George H. Fleming, Jr. (SCC) Jerry W. Fuller Maridith Walker Geuder (CC) George S. Haymans, III G. Swink Hicks, Jr. (DA) James M. Holston (SCC) Charles L. Howorth, Jr.

Class of 1973 Signe Pearson Adams (SCC) James E. Anding (PS) Austin Blaine Baggett (SCC) Ann Mitchell Bartling (SCC) Joan Sauer Bertaut (SCC)


Stephanie C. Bobo (SCC)

Nancy Nicholson

J. Stacy Jenkins (DA)

Vonda G. Reeves-Darby (PS)

Allyn Clark Boone (CC)

Lloyd B. Nunn, III

W. Geoffrey Joyner (CC)

Robert E. Rice, Jr. (PS)

Douglas S. Boone (CC)

Sylvia Harvey Phillips (CC)

George M. Lammons (CC)

Elise McNees Ryan (CC)

Dewitt T. Brock (SCC)

Karen Ezelle Redhead (CC)

Hunter W. Lundy (PS)

W. Mark Stanton (CC)

Marjorie Murry Buckley (CC)

Susan Booth Tims (CC)

Elizabeth Allen Lyle (CC)

Steve Burnett (SCC)

Thais Brown Tonore (PS)

Mark J. Lynch (SCC)

Terry J. Butcher (CC)

Arthur A. Vingiello (SC)

Patsy Pharr Marsh (PS)

Julius M. Cain (PS)

Beth Bass Vogt (SCC)

Kevin M. McClure (CC)

Eric C. Clark (SCC)

Melanie Boswell Wadlington (DA)

Betty Clark Reiff (DA)

D. M. Dendy (PS)

Warner W. Wadlington, III (DA)

Joseph T. Reiff (DA)

Wayne P. Edwards (DA)

Ree Ridgway Walden (PS)

Tom B. Scott, III (PSS)

Virginia Cooper Farr

William E. Wheeler (DA)

Betsy Holmes See

Ronald B. Gammill (PS)

Jan Roby Wofford (SCC)

John G. Shields, Jr. (CC)

Jessica H. Germany (CC)

John D. Wofford, Jr. (SCC)

Howard B. Smith, Jr. (PS)

Frances Moran Gordy (CC)

J. Daniel Young (SCC)

Terrance B. Wells (PS)

Rachel Hallas Greil (CC)

Cynthia Walker Zubic

A. Terrel Williams (CC)

Class of 1975

Class of 1977

Brian T. Askew (SCC)

Mary Al Cobb Alford

Hing B. Luong (SCC)

William F. Blair (PS)

Gloria Steinwinder Bourgeois (SCC)

Robert L. Lyle (PSF)

Connie Boozman Brewer (CC)

Daniel S. Bowling, III (PSS)

Jacqueline Cruthirds Lynch (SCC)

Rickey H. Bullard (DA)

Sibyl M. Child (CC)

Janice L. Mabry (DA)

Carrie McKenzie Davidson (CC)

Juliet W. Dantin

Richard E. MacNealy

Diane Foust (SC)

Harold J. Donahue (PS)

Silas W. McCharen (CC)

Gregory D. Freeman (CC)

Randy B. Hooper (DA)

James B. Morris (PSF)

William G. Gamble (SCC)

J. Steven Jenkins (DA)

Bean Wood Nettleton (CC)

Craig R. Gibson

Cae Ivy Larsen (CC)

Helen McCormick Parsons (CC)

Charles W. Goldberg, Sr. (CC)

Frances M. Lavelle (CC)

Robert C. Robbins (PSS)

Nan Graves Goodman (CC)

Douglas E. Levanway (SCC)

Harry M. Simpkins (CC)

James E. Graves, Jr. (PS)

Edward L. Manning (CC)

Nancy Williams Sprague (CC)

Judy M. Guice (PSM)

Toni W. Manning (CC)

Ann G. Hendrick (PS)

Phillip M. Maples (PS)

Laurie Newton Howorth

Stephen L. McAlilly (SC)

James Michael Huoni (CC)

Douglas M. Minor (DA)

Frank T. Laney (CC)

Betty McKinnon Parry (PS)

Tommy G. Lyle (CC)

Thomas C. Parry, III (PS)

Judy Womack McClure (CC)

Karen Roemer Paxton

Skipper D. Anding (PS)

Rachel Wallace Starnes

William R. Presson (CC)

R. Bruce Bartling (SCC)

Brenda Twyner Thordarson

Linda Wells Rice (PS)

Martha Hamrick Boshers (SCC)

Cynthia P. Trauernicht

Pamela J. Turner

Lelia Ann Dunn Butcher (CC)

David J. Womack (PS)

Peg Wahrendorff (PS)

Elaine M. Coney (DA)

Becca Simmons Young (SCC)

Deborah K. Hall Eugene C. Johnson (SCC) Dorothy Hannah Kitchings Sandy Williamson Litkenhous Alvin A. Loewenberg (DA) Elisabeth J. Lord (SCC) J. David Marsh, III (PS) Jeri Jeffreys Mauldin (DA) Hugh W. McKinnon (SCC) W. Randall Pinkston (CC) Sally Worsham Sharlow Timothy C. Terpstra (PS) William S. Ware (PS) Robert Wayne West (SCC) Mary C. Wiginton (CC) Jane L. Woosley (SCC) Johnny W. Wray (CC) Rebecca C. Youngblood (PS) Rocky Zachry (CC)

Class of 1974

L. Henry Cox, III (SCC) Sarah Neville Damon Darsey (PSF) Kent A. Darsey (PSF) June Langston DeHart (PS) Judy Lane Douglass (PS) Sue Bryant Dulin (SCC) James T. Dulin, Jr. (SCC) Virginia Allen Ezelle (SC) Sue Tremaine Glenn (CC) William F. Goodman, III (PSM) Bettye Ramsey Graves (PS) Scotty Greene (PSM) Robert F. Grisham (SCC) H. L. Harkey, III (SC) Katie L. Holder (CC) Danny L. Jones (CC) Joseph L. Morris (CC)

Class of 1976

Class of 1978

Class of 1979 Nancy E. Clarkson (CC) Jeffery E. Delmas (CC) C. A. Dodson (CC) Victor G. Dostrow (PS) Maggie Wynn Fortier (PS) Sonja Fuqua (CC) Carol Burrus Hartman (PS) Kenneth E. Hipple (SC) Peder R. Johnson (PSS) Kent L. Kebert (SC) Joseph C. Langston Laura L. Lillard (PS)

Class of 1980 Ann Roscopf Allen (CC) David F. Allen (CC) Carmie Watson Boronow M. Dexter Cantelou (PS) William Rodney Clement, Jr. (SCC) Elise Norfleet Crockett (SCC) Jennifer Russell Crowson David H. Culpepper (PS) Emily Crews Fox Betty R. Fox (PS) William C. Griffin (SCC)

Timothy J. Alford

Michael A. Henderson (SCC)

Charles A. Araujo

David A. Bourgeois (SCC)

Lynn Stone Kebert (SC)

Paul T. Benton (PSM)

C. Rebecca Brent (CC)

Barbara McLemore Melvin

Russell G. Buys (SCC)

Steven G. Dean (SC)

Kellye Wade Montjoy (SCC)

Albert G. Delgadillo (CC)

Harry Charles Frye, III

Kristina K. Morris

Sandra Napier Dyess (CC)

James Huel Harris (CC)

Lisa Lee Mullins (SCC)

David E. Dyess (CC)

Isabelle Ezelle Higbee (CC)

S. Dixon Myers (SCC)

Edward L. Emling, Jr. (CC)

Sally Lawrence Jones (CC)

David M. Ott (PSS)

Mark B. Eppes (PS)

Kathryn Carter Laughlin

Frank C. Wade, Jr. (PS)

Lloyd S. Gray, Sr. (PS)

Beverly C. McAlilly (SC)

R. Alexander Wallace, III (PSF)

Janet Bergman Groue (PS)

William T. McAlilly (PS)

Laurence B. Wells

Kenneth J. Groue (PS)

Deborah Salvant Minor (DA)

Jackie Ladnier Winkelman (SCC)

Ethebet Hart-Gibson (SCC)

P. Cooper Morrison (PSM)

Mary Lloyd Hooper (DA)

William A. Ray (PS)

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Class of 1981 David B. Allen (CC) M. Jonathan Altman (CC) Jeannette McAllister Baker (CC) Thomas C. Boronow Necie Coats-Borroni (DA) Shari L. Cochran George B. Crull (SC) Anne Johnson Culpepper (PS) Thomas T. Dunbar (PS) Linda Schrayer Dupree (PSF) L. Renee Ethridge (PS) Cory J. Ezelle (PSF) Susan Eskridge Frazier (PS) Linda Fenn Gallander (CC) Brantley W. Helvenston, IV (PS) Vicki Loflin Hughes (DA) Charles R. Lathem (PSM) William J. Little, Jr. (CC) Dana Millwood Lyle (PSF) Jimmy L. Middlebrook (SCC) Michael H. Morris (PS) Dan H. Murrell (CC) Annwn Hawkins Myers (SCC) Randy K. Richardson (PS) Gusanita Grant Roberson (SC) Mari Champlin Scott Steven W. Smith (PSM) Sheryl K. Stringer Elizabeth A. Trotter Robert B. Wiygul (PS)

Class of 1982 Debbie Palmer Arrington (CC) Debra A. Basham (SCC) Carol Weed Baucum Bradley R. Benton (PSM) Richard H. Birdsong (DA) Shelley Wyckoff Boltri (SCC) Camille Clement Boyles (CC) Daniel S. Burrus (DA) Dennis E. DeLee (PS) Alan J. Ferguson (SCC) Philip W. Gaines (CC) Nancy Sue Gregorie (CC) J. Thomas Hamrick, Jr. (PS) Anita Creel Lewis C. Lynette Little (CC) Thomas C. McGee (SCC) Dennis W. McGraw (CC) Jane Cooper McNaughton (PS) Thomas P. Mills (PS) Thomas W. Murrey, Jr. (SC) Monte D. Rector (PSM) Jeffery P. Reynolds (SCC) Elizabeth A. Sekul (CC) John J. Shelton, IV (PS)


Roger M. Smith (PSM) Barry C. Tedder (DA) Gayle Marie Tesson-Robert (SC) S. Mark Wann (SCC) Thomas M. Woods (SCC)

Class of 1983

Benjamin R. Wynne (CC)

Class of 1985 Nicholas G. Anderson (CC) Beth Bland Bauer (SCC) Mary Frances Hillman Benton (PSM) Shan Weissinger Bilotta

Lisa Bowden Boswell (DA) James W. Boswell, III (DA) William J. Carr, III (CC) J. Anthony Cloy, M.D. (CC) Michele Wren Cook (PS) Victor V. Cooper (CC) Caroline Durham (SCC) James B. Edwards (DA) Michelle M. Forrester (DA)

Frederick S. Bauer (SCC)

James H. Brown, Jr. (CC)

Carolyn Ross Bedenbaugh (CC)

Betsy Gwin Burrus (DA)

K. Scott Bowie (CC)

Robert M. Buxton (PS)

Robert B. Britt (CC)

Christopher H. Cheek (PSS)

Gwenllian Clopton (SCC)

Larry D. Cooper (PS)

Laurel C. Eskridge (SCC)

Patrick R. Doherty (SCC)

Nancy H. Flowers

Jo Watson Hackl (SCC)

Douglas S. Folk (PS)

Lisa C. Hapgood (DA)

Phyllis Pfanschmidt Gay (SC)

Susan Graves Hyde

Rhonda E. Jones (SCC)

Perry C. Key

Kendall D. Kitchings

Sigurds M. Krolls

Katherine Stark Landrum

Teresa Bingham Maddox (SCC)

Frank G. Lyle (CC)

Mark R. Mahoney (PSM)

Dale E. Massey (CC)

Mark A. Mitchell (CC)

Laura Buckler McGee (SCC)

Carol Young Mowen (CC)

Vicki Sallis Murrell (CC)

Julia Park Ogden (PSM)

Cynthia Harper Parker (PSM)

Chrissie Clark Olsson (CC)

Whitaker Rayner (CC)

Debbie Fischer Shryock (CC)

Walter J. Sikora, II

James R. Woodrick, Jr. (CC)

Brian L. Wilkinson (SC)

Class of 1986

Class of 1988

Olen M. Bailey, Jr. (PS)

Denise Wyont Boosalis (CC)

Marion L. Surrell (CC) Karen Shaw Vernon (CC) Douglas A. Walker (CC) Peter Y. Whitehead (SCC)

Class of 1984

A. Lee Barlow Leigh Ann Burns-Naas (DA) Priscilla L. Childress (CC)

Christopher D. Alexander (CC)

Ned M. French, II (CC)

Carrie Arnold Bowie (CC)

Jennifer C. Jack-Cashmore

Timothy P. Carrigan (CC)

Albert A. Labasse (CC)

Cecilia A. Collins (PSS)

Stephen E. Langworthy (CC)

Lee E. Dempsey (SCC)

Lisa Watts Leib (CC)

Erin M. Fairley (SCC)

David M. Loper (PSS)

Roger E. Garrett

Anne Lee McElvaine

Robin Adams Gregory (CC)

Neely Pemberton McGrew (CC)

Patrick K. Gregory (CC)

William Stewart McKell (SCC)

Monty P. Hamilton (PSF)

C. Nicholas Mowen (CC)

Florence W. Hines (PS)

Nancy Stanford Mullins (CC)

Daniel T. Keel, III (PS)

Thomas E. Powell

Maud Deles Gober Lancaster (DA)

Patricia Cooper Rector (PSM)

Kenneth N. Lancaster (DA)

Kevin A. Russell (SCC)

Keri Slaton McGraw (CC)

Mark T. Saxon (CC)

Mary Elizabeth Kraft McLean (CC)

Carolyn A. Timko

Paul F. Ogden (PSM)

Mary T. Woodward (SCC)

Elizabeth Jordan Orians (CC) Etoile Frazier Patrick (CC) David M. Ruhl Gregory A. Sliman (SC) Louis V. Sturgeon, Jr. (SCC) Janet Van Walsh Warren C. Williams (CC) J. Todd Willis (PSM)

Class of 1987 Jane Biggs Alexander Eleanor Taylor Anthony (CC) Robert V. Barham (SCC) Mrs. Catherine B. McCallum Melissa Cumbest Bixby (CC)

Steve J. Fuson (CC) Heather Webb Jacobs (SCC) Lee Darden Johnson (PS) Maggie Solomon Kaplan (SCC) Maria Karam Kelley (PS) Kit Derrow LaCour Ronald A. LaCour Sheila Farnsworth Malvagna Paul F. McNeill (PSM) Charles R. Megahee Ramona A. Nicholas Roland F. Samson III (PS) Diane Phillabaum Setzer Tom R. Shima (PSF) Sidney L. Smith, III (CC) Dee Parks Spencer (SCC) Beth Henson Tudan (CC)

W. Joel Brown James T. Carr (PS) Martha Campbell Cooke (DA) Beth Rives De Gruy (CC) William R. Devlin (SCC) Emily Charles Fleshman (CC) Misty Skelton Hammett (CC) Gilroy H. Harden (SCC) Monica Sethi Harrigill (PSS) Lisa McDonald Lucas (SC) Mark J. McCreery (PS) Justin P. Ransome (PS) John R. Roberts (PS) Jeanne L. Rozman (CC) Judy Jens Seabrook (CC) David M. Setzer, II Sharon Flack Theiner Carla Tavenner Williams Edward C. Yelverton (CC)

Class of 1989 Carolyn A. Bibb (CC) John E. Blanchard (SCC) Yvette Edwards Cook (SCC) Michael C. Doherty (DA) Jeffrey A. Ezell (SCC) John M. Gunning (SCC)


Susan Grant Hagler (CC)

Charles H. Mitchell (CC)

J. Alan Lange (PSF)

Hollie Wessman Price (PS)

Bradley J. Haight (CC)

Chris D. Odom (CC)

Gregory E. McNeely (PS)

Kerry Wilson Sernel

Kathia Simo Hicks (CC)

Stacey F. Oliver (SC)

Thomas M. Mitchell (PS)

Ellen E. Treadway (CC)

Gay Foster Huff

Regan Marler Painter (DA)

Jonathan S. Neff (PSF)

Jason B. Ward (SCC)

Daniel R. Hughes, III (PSS)

Christopher C. Thacker (DA)

Alan T. Neuhoff (PSF)

J. Page Inman (DA)

Chandler C. Tipton (SCC)

Deedra Foxworth Nunnally (DA)

Robert E. Lancaster (CC)

Thomas C. Webb

Luther S. Ott, II (PSS)

Jerry J. Lorio (SCC)

Rachel Cook Wise (SCC)

Stan S. Roberts (PS)

Lisa Brown Martin (CC) John W. Meyers (CC) Mitylene M. Myhr (SCC) Thomas T. Ponder (SCC) Michelle Hewitt Rolfe (SCC) Dorree Jane Smith (CC) June C. Stevens (DA) Jason W. Walenta (SCC) Margaret W. Weems Timothy A. Wise (SCC)

Class of 1992 Jennifer Davis Barbieri (CC) Ms. Shawn Linette Barrick (SCC) Dameron Black, IV (DA) Tracy L. Butchee Sarah Crisler-Ruskey Allison L. Edwards (SCC)

Class of 1996 Lottie L. Bash (PS)

Walter B. Salmon

P. Ryan Beckett (PSF)

Jane Greaves Sargent (SCC)

Carrie Coker Blount (SCC)

Julie Jones Tipton (SCC)

James K. Boteler, III (SC)

Leigh Ann Cox Travis (CC)

John A. Brunini (SCC)

Lawrence R. Tucker (PS)

Chris Sullivan Carson

Anthony O. Willis

William F. Carson Elizabeth Cooper-Kirby (CC)

Class of 1994

Angela Davis Cring (SCC) Jean Grayson Davis

Blakely Fox Fender (PS)

Teresa White Bailey (PS)

Philip J. Davis, III (CC)

Todd D. Glisson (PS)

Jennifer Howell Brady

Rachel LeBlanc Dews (PSS)

Suzanne E. Gueydan (SCC)

Elizabeth C. Carraway (CC)

Robert C. Dews, Jr. (PSS)

Arleen Rosner-Barwick Handler (CC)

Jack D. Clark, III (CC)

Kristopher M. Dickson (SCC)

Alicia L. Beam-Ingram

Nancy G. Hoover (CC)

A. Patrick Cooper (DA)

S. Trent Favre (SCC)

James O. Carpenter, Jr. (PS)

Chrissy Coker Hrivnak

Cheryl McGarity Dietz (CC)

Kimberly H. Hoover (DA)

Kristin Magee Doherty (DA)

Kathleen A. Hutchinson

Joshua A. Fowler

Wynton C. Hoover (DA)

Samuel B. Field (SCC)

Ronald V. Jackson, Jr. (SCC)

Sarah Overman Freed

Teddy C. Hymel (PS)

Mark R. Freeman (PSM)

Julie Winkelmann Jeter (SCC)

Eric K. Hanbury (PS)

Kirk L. Kinard (PSS)

Robin L. French (CC)

Paul B. Jeter (SCC)

Brian R. Huskey (CC)

Morgan Richardson Kotlarczyk

Clytice Robertson Gardner (DA)

Tracy Pennebaker Link (CC)

Will H. Jacks (PS)

Christopher D. Lawrence (PSS)

Anne Dye Haire (PS)

J. Banks Link, IV (PS)

Candice Love Lafourcade (PS)

Adrian C. Mann (CC)

Lisa Marie Holland Hannah (PS)

John L. Maxey III (CC)

Jeremy F. Litton (PS)

David H. Massey

Ray F. Harrigill (PSS)

Kathleen Montgomery Mitchell (PS)

James S. Love, IV (PSS)

Abby Graves McCall

Kathryn R. Hildreth (CC)

William L. Painter (DA)

Ruth A. Lowery (CC)

Benjamin H. Nelson, III (SCC)

Marla Bond Inman (DA)

Shelley LeBlanc Payne (PS)

Lucy L. Molinaro

Ellen E. Parker (PS)

Leslie Petrus Kennedy (CC)

W. Brian Payne (PS)

Everett J. Perkins, Jr. (DA)

Margaret S. Pigott (CC)

Erin Clark Mason (SC)

David K. Pharr (DA)

Edgar S. Reeves (CC)

Brad O. Price (PS)

Charlotte Sullivan McDonnell (CC)

Kate Beck Snodgrass (CC)

Montgomery B. Sernel

Michael Todd Reese (PS)

Tiffany Mixon Merriman (CC)

Julianne Morris Vidaver

Jennifer Waguespack-Labiche (SCC)

Jeffrey S. Seabold (SCC)

Stephanie J. Richards

Becky Brucker Wells

C. Dee Weems (SCC)

Emily Varner Shelton (DA)

Adrianna Miller Spain

Nancy W. White (CC)

Sharon L. Stephenson (SCC)

Cynthia Clark Wilkinson (SCC)

John S. Tharp (CC)

Ruth Greer Wilkinson (PSF)

Class of 1990

Jeffrey M. Weston (SCC) Missy Crane Worden David C. Zanca (CC)

Class of 1991

Class of 1993

Class of 1995 Rosanna P. Bahadur (CC) Amy Palmer Carpenter J. Clayton Cazier (CC)

Julie L. Anderson

Mary Katherine Cole (SCC)

Ebby Meyers Artz (CC)

Kimberly Williams Crowder (PS)

David W. Shelton (DA) Whit Waide, Jr. (DA) Ginger Bargman Webster (SCC) Jonathan P. Woodward (CC) Heather Gilliam Young (SCC)

Class of 1997

Elizbeth Burch Banks (CC)

William H. Crowder, IV (PS)

Claire Sutton Allen (SCC)

Tara Bond-Freeman (PSM)

Elizabeth S. Black (PS)

Emily J. Crowe

Peter G. Austin (PS)

Jean M. Burns

Philip C. Brickman (DA)

Nettie N. Davidson (CC)

Gregory B. Betz (CC)

T. Todd Cassetty

Daniel E. Campbell (PSF)

Michelle Dean Easterling

Angie Hood Brunini (SCC)

Eric D. Chisolm (DA)

Susannah Grubbs Carr (SCC)

Susan Weiser Floyd (PSS)

Michael C. Burkett

Melissa G. Pringle (CC)

Rachel Spiller Garrett (SC)

J. Christopher Floyd (PSS)

Kathryn R. Farrell (SCC)

Price Williams Halford (SC)

Paul D. Garrett (SC)

Elaine Trotter Kerr

William R. Flatt (PSS)

William R. Hannah (PS)

Lisa Garvin (PS)

Allan J. McDonald, Jr.

Kristen McRae Fowler

Scott A. Holley (CC)

Bruce D. Golden

Dorian E. McIntyre

George E. Gillespie, III (PS)

Laura Riemer Kellum (DA)

Michael F. Griffith (PS)

Lou Ann Vinson McKibben (CC)

Dana Roe Grant

Kenneth M. Kellum (DA)

Peter D. Halverson

John M. Mercer (SCC)

Jon A. Hansford (SCC)

Holly Powell Lange (PSF)

Carol Vickers Hardwick (SCC)

Gabrielle Sciortino Ott (PSS)

DeMatt H. Harkins (SCC)

Rita Randall Martinson

Heather K. Hensarling (PSF)

Francis M. Phillippi, IV (SCC)

Eloise Harris May

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James P. McDermott Michael E. Prejean (PSS) Dora G. Robertson (SCC) Amy Balducci Shepherd (SCC) William B. Skipper John E. Thomas, IV (DA) Matthew G. Vincent (SCC) Lynn Griesbeck Watson Benjamin M. Watson Carla D. Webb (PS) W. Scott Webster (SCC)

Class of 1998 Michele D. Biegel (CC) Noble B. Black (PS) Cynthia L. Butler Ashley E. Calhoun (CC) Donald W. Cumbest, II Jennifer M. Hamm Benjamin T. Jeffcoat (PS) Walter P. May Amelia Brown Metcalf David A. Nelsen Joshua F. Phillips (SC) Holly Crawford Pickett (PS) Howard Y. Pickett (PS) Mary Largent Purvis (SCC) April Harris Roberson Ashley P. Smith (CC) Nancy Sloan Walton (SCC) Christina R. Yoder (DA)

Class of 1999 Rachel E. Barham Elizabeth Warriner Bass (SCC) J. R. Bass (SCC) Misty Leon Bernknopf (PS) Nicole Saad Bradshaw Jenny Kellum Charbonnet Christopher R. Evans (PS) William S. Gillis, Jr. (CC) Jane Collins Harkins (SCC) Stephanie E. Land Ashley A. Martin Dale B. Mendoza (SCC) Natica C. Neely (SCC) Kelly Justice Pollard Mary West Quin (SCC) Jennifer A. Rogers (PS) Jennifer Jones Skipper Molly Mitchell Walker (PS) Robert F. Walker (PS) Tyler M. Walton (SCC) Sherryl E. Wilburn

Class of 2000 Sandi Pullen Beason (CC) G. Bradley Bennett (DA) Michael J. Bentley Leon C. Campbell (PS) Crissy Paxton Cassetty Marin R. Dawson-Caswell (CC) Sarah Katherine McNeil Drury (SCC) David B. Greer Rose Rose Heidelberg (CC) Andrea Klevan Hilderbrand (CC) Thomas G. Jacks (PS) Bronwen Houston Kirk (SC) Alan R. Kirk (SC) Susan H. Mareno (CC) W. Andrew Neely (SCC) Clay T. Nelson (SC) Andrew S. O'Dell Elizabeth D. O'Dell Betsy Perkins Schetter

Class of 2001 Natalie Hebert Barranco (SCC) Lane Douglass Beaumont (SCC) Sarah McAtee Bentley William H. Black (CC) Brooks L. Brower (SCC) Mary Frances Prejean Huggard (SCC) Blake A. Huggard (SCC) Alexa N. Ivancic (DA) Kathleen F. Kelly Julie T. Lassalle (CC) April Slayden Mitchell (PSF) Jeffrey R. Mitchell (PSF) John B. Nichols (DA) J. Davis Powell (SC) Elizabeth N. Rogers (DA) William R. Roy Liz Serpa Carolina Whitfield-Smith Kelly Malpass Wilkerson Billy R. Williams (CC) Corbin M. Womac (DA)

Class of 2002 Lindsey R. Blackstock (SCC) Blair H. Burnside (CC) Richard M. Caldwell, Jr. (CC) J. Walker Coburn (CC) Mary L. Davis (CC) Matthew B. Devall (DA) Nathan M. Gannon (PS) Sarah Martin Hall (CC) Christopher J. Hedglin (CC) Richard A. Hutchinson Sara E. Jones (CC)


Jonathan E. Kelly (CC)

Kenneth L. Townsend (SCC)

Mary Jane Barber Mallos (SCC)

Lucy M. Tschetter (CC)

Joy E. Mitchell (CC)

Christopher M. Walters

Sage Byrd Nichols (DA)

Jennifer Smith Welch (SCC)

Lawrence Y. Ou (CC)

Allison M. Williams

Meg Meredith Powell (SC)

Lisha Cox Woodard

Ellen A. Trappey (CC) Michael Waters (CC)

Class of 2005

Class of 2003

Jamie H. Bardwell (SCC)

Akram A. Al-Turk (CC)

Louise Chandler Biedenharn (CC)

Sarah E. Babin (CC)

James Phelan Biedenharn (CC)

Amy Sellers Clay

Paige Henderson Biglane (PS)

Devon S. Fletcher (CC)

Doc M. Billingsley

Aimee Boudreaux Garner (CC)

Shamekia L. Black

Amelia Chisolm Goodenough (PS)

Patrick H. Black (SCC)

John R. Henry (CC)

Meghan Pigott Brock (SCC)

Elizabeth Smith Hunter (CC)

J. Benjamin Brock (SCC)

Ned M. Jabour, III (CC)

Amy Jones Coburn (CC)

John C. Lenhart (SC)

Scott W. Colom (CC)

Jared R. Mott (SCC)

Jillian L. Compton (CC)

Robika Modak Mylroie (CC)

Ryan B. Day (CC)

Lindsay Bennett Page (PS)

Katie Herringshaw Devall (DA)

John B. Page (PS)

Kayla Anthony Erickson

Lekesha L. Perry (CC)

McKenzie K. Followwill

Katy Morgan Neely Pulvere (SCC)

Vanessa Wold Gannon (PS)

Mackey Sugar Quinlan (CC)

Sheena K. Gardner (CC)

Jennifer Wilson Schiro (CC)

Zandria Ivy Haines (CC)

Christopher K. Schiro (CC)

David R. Hooper

William W. Selman, II

Natacha Touchette Hupp (SCC)

Erin C. Turner

Kelly Miller Jamerson

Class of 2004 Joye Cox Anestis (CC) Brandon T. Benson Steven R. Campbell (PS) Sarah Brooks Cauthen (CC) Travis O. Clay Jeffrey B. Cole (SCC) William W. Cunningham, Jr. (CC) Douglas V. Garner, Jr. (CC) Alice Franz Glenn (CC) Jason E. Goodenough (PS) David C. Holly (CC) Nicole Christopher Houston Megan Shaw James (PS) G. Richard James (PS) Jerry M. Landry Matthew J. Luter (SCC)

Crystal J. Bender (CC)

Eleanore D. Kelly (SCC) Kyle R. Kendall Elizabeth Olds Marston (SCC) Matthew H. Marston (SCC) Laurence D. Mixson (CC) Chelle Cormier Mott (SCC) John E. Mylroie (CC) Meghan M. Perry Alvin P. Perry, III Nathaniel S. Rogers (PS) Lane Williamson Staines (SC) Elliot M. Stamey (CC) Kelley M. Walker (CC) Alexa Golliher Watt (DA) Jana Santoro Williams William T. Withers, V (CC)

Class of 2006

Julia L. Mitchell (PS)

Dwight W. Andrus, IV (SCC)

Gloria Surber Morgan

William B. Corban

Bradley H. Paulk (CC)

Mia M. Cowgill (SCC)

Hannah N. Phillips

Lindsey D. Greer

Kristen Richmond-Hoover

Tal Hendrix (CC)

Martha McNeese Rosado (CC)

Justin G. Hupp (SCC)

Christine Cherry Selman

Thomas C. Kirkpatrick (CC)

Scott G. Staines (SC)

Martin E. Palomo, IV (SCC)


Miranda M. Rosar

Charlotte M. Prejean

Kristen Keating Spencer (CC)

James W. Rice, Jr.

Jonathan F. Spencer (CC)

Chad J. Songy (PS)

R. Carr Van Brocklin Leah S. Woods

Class of 2010

Class of 2007

Noruwa Nikisha Agho

Michael A. Bell

Natalie A. Boudreaux (SCC)

Sherre B. Brown (SCC)

Edward C. Cantrell (PS)

Paul C. Carroccio

Lydia C. Gikas

Anna Smith Doherty

Julia R. Jesuit (CC)

Andrew S. Harris (SCC)

Brittani A. Johnson

William S. Hays, Jr. (CC)

Brittany Tait Kellogg (CC)

Leah Alford Hendrix (CC)

Allen C. Lyle

Kate Anderson Hooper

Brittney L. McAllister

Christopher P. Spear

Mary K. Negrotto

Mark E. Surber

Elizabeth R. Peterson (CC)

Carl A. Woods, III

Katherine E. Tebo

Stephen B. Yakots (CC)

Joe W. Terry, IV (CC)

Class of 2008 James R. Antonini (CC)

Sarah L. Allred (CC)

Florence B. Williams (CC)

Class of 2011

Gwendolyne A. Ballard

Brittany M. Aucoin (SCC)

Susan E. Blaine (SCC)

Stephanie M. Brown (SCC)

Rachel F. Carroccio

Hardy D. Butler, Jr.

Jacqueline F. Coale

Elizabeth F. Cosse

Patrick W. Cook

Susan S. Doussan (CC)

Kyle T. Doherty

Sarah D. Hartzog

Bradley A. Goodwin

Andrew A. Hatten (SCC)

Ashley R. Hewitt

Denae' M. Hebert

John A. Kellogg (CC)

Elizabeth D. Lancaster

Dorothy B. Lanier (CC)

Caroline B. Murphy (SCC)

Michael A. Puckett

Evan A. Parker

Hillary H. Richardson (CC)

Allison L. Purves

Thomas B. Richardson (CC)

Peter Q. Rafferty

Rodney D. Rogan

Matthew J. Razzouk (CC)

Whitney W. Warrington

Mary K. Rees

Ronald C. Wheat, III

Virginia S. Simmons

Casey D. Younger (CC)

Katie O. Sorey

Ka'trevia A. Younger (CC) Ryan P. Zagone (CC) Keyuan Zhang

Class of 2009 Chadwick A. Bowen Kathleen H. Bowen Rachel J. Brooks Brittany Hickman Cain (SCC) Benjamin G. Cain (SCC) Katie L. Collins Philip M. Cortese Menton McGinnis Deweese (CC) Matthew W. Deweese (CC) Duncan A. Fraser Toni M. Harris (SCC) Christie L. Kokel (CC)

Graduate Alumni

Marisa Songcharoen Davidson 1995 (SCC)

Beth & Marlon Bell (CC)

Mark D. Eckenrode 2000 (CC)

Cynthia & Alfred Berger (CC)

Naomi G. Freeman 1992 (SCC)

Sheryl & George Bey (DA)

Phillip D. Hardwick 1984 (SCC)

Clyde W. Biddle (PS)

Daniel B. Honeycutt 2011 (SCC)

Nancy Blackmon Billups (PS)

Beth Baker Janser 1987

Janis & Warren Black (PSF)

Anna K. Kendall 2011

Ruth & Carl Black

Janet R. Langley 2000 James M. McCullouch 1989 (SCC) Ronnie G. Michaels 1998 (SC)

Lara & Marvin Bonney (CC)

Don A. Mitchell 1984

Althea & Arthur Boudreaux (CC)

Keith B. Moses 2009 (SCC) Monique Bouyer Mosley 2008 (SC) Cullen G. Reeves, III 2010 (DA)

Leonard H. Brandon (PS)

Mark S. Shryock 1988 (CC)

Rachel Brandon (PS)

Holley E. Weeks 2006

Caroline & Steve Brooks (CC)

Christopher E. Wells 1983

Diane & David Brown (CC)

Albert J. Woelfle 1985 (CC)

Juliette & Elton Brown

J. Walter Wood, Jr. 1989 (PSS)

Donna & Charles Bryan (CC)

Dudley D. Wooley 1995 (PS)

Carolyn & Edward Budd (CC)

Chris B. Wright 1994 (CC)

Jackie Q. Bufkin Lonnie & Barry Burch (CC)

(Includes parents of alumni, current students and former students)

Suzanne & Patrick Allison (CC) Sharon & Nick Anderson (CC) Rosa & Paul Andrieu Ruth & John Antonini (CC) Jane & Henry Arnold Joy Weston Arnold (CC) Debbie & Lee Arrington (CC) Lenore & John Ash (CC) Vivian Ramsey Aubert (CC)

Gladys & John Bowie (CC) Katherine & Trey Brady (PSF)

Errol E. Rideau, Jr. 1998 (CC)

Class of 2013

Romona & Thomas Bourque (CC) Sherry & George Boyd (CC)

Charles H. Rhoads 1997 (CC)

Mary Ann Pitts Allen

Martha & Dick Blount (PSF) Sage & Preston Bolt (CC)

Richard H. Mills, Jr. 1988 (PSM)

Jane Biggs Alexander

William F. Blair (PS) Sheryl & Frank Boettcher (SCC)

Mary C. Mills 1990 (PSM)

Barbara & Ted Alexander (PS)

Colleen & Bob Beasley (SC) Shirley & Richard Belden (SCC)

Mary Yerger Dunbar 1985 (PS)

Kathie & Mark Adams (SCC)

Sally & Jerry Beam (SC) Sharon & Zachary Beasley (SCC)

Sidney D. Davis, Jr. 1997

Susan & David Allen (CC)

Lane Tillner

Polly H. Baxter (CC)

Helena Cook 2000 (CC)

Mary Al & Tim Alford

Neha U. Patel (CC)

Christie & Bryan Batson (CC)

Lee Carney 2011 (SCC)

Lauren R. Williams

Jeremy J. McLemore (CC)

Anne & Don Barnes (SCC)

Lou Burney 1996 (PS)

Signe & Jim Adams (SCC)

Kendall D. Gregory, Jr. (CC)

Nita & Ed Barlow

Jordan Hailey Bryan 2010

Oliver C. Galicki Laura Domingue Rafferty

Patricia & Ronald Barattini

Liz Martin Brister 1991 (PS)

Class of 2012 Elijah C. Ladnier

Pamela & Jay Baker (SCC)

Joseph M. Baker, Jr. 1985 (CC)

Olga & Yuriy Abramovich (CC)

Polly & Joe Bailey (SCC) Luda & Alex Baizat (CC)

James A. Acker 1985 (CC)


William K. Austin (PS)

Barbara & James Bush (CC) Zoe & Arnold Bush (SCC) Hope & Bill Bynum (PS) Emily & Clinton Cain Donna & Steve Cantrell (CC) Floyd T. Carey, Sr. (CC) Rebecca & Thomas Carlson (SCC) Joy & Jimmy Carr (CC) Sue & Bill Carroll (DA) Ellen & John Case Christopher H. Cheek (PSS) Joanne & Howard Cheek (PSF) Stephanie & Reynolds Cheney (PSS) Mary Chenoweth (PSM) Sibyl & James Child (CC) Priscilla L. Childress (CC) Barbara Robertson Christmas (PSS) Duncan A. Clark (DA) Pat Busby Clark (DA) Roy C. Clark (CC) Mary & Anthony Classen

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Meredith & Fielding Cocke (PS)

Nola K. Gibson (SCC)

Arlene & Mike Huber (PS)

Patsy & David Marsh (PS)

Pat & Jim Coggin (PSM)

Vivian & Hoot Gibson (PS)

Marguerite Stewart Hudson (CC)

Diane & David Martin (PS)

Cheryl & Tim Coker (PSS)

Jayne & George Gillespie (PS)

Vicki Loflin Hughes (DA)

Emily & Mark Matheny (CC)

Ruth & Sam Cole (PS)

Carol & Patrick Gilligan (DA)

Joyce & Tommy Hunt (PS)

Patricia & Charles Mayeux (SCC)

Bonnie J. Coleman

Celeste & Clyde Glenn (CC)

Cindy P. Huntington (CC)

Lorene & Roy McAlilly (CC)

Donna & Mike Collins (CC)

Edwina & Bill Goodman (PS)

Joan & Stanley Hurder

Leesa & Silas McCharen (CC)

Peggy & Eddie Collins (PS)

Betty & Bill Graham (DA)

Beth & Jerry Huskey (CC)

Katherine & Mark McCormick (PS)

Betty & Oscar Conner (DA)

Peggy & Doyle Granier

Jerry Hymel (SC)

Lee B. McCormick, Jr. (DA)

Jeannine & Charles Cook (PS)

Bettye & James Graves (PS)

Susan & Frank Inman (SC)

Pam & Mike McCullough (DA)

Betty & Jerry Cooper (PSF)

Marilyn & Glen Graves (SCC)

Beth & Gerald Jacks (PSS)

Anne & Bob McElvaine

Carolyn L. Cooper (CC)

Juanita & James Gray (DA)

Patsy & Cecil Jenkins (PS)

Rosemary & David McIntosh

Linda & Larry Cooper (PS)

Sally & Lloyd Gray (PS)

Alice & Arthur Johnson

Bridget & Michael McKay (CC)

Eleanor Johnson Corban

Nicki McLaurin Green

Jean & Charles Johnson (CC)

Diane & Dan McKee (CC)

Judy & Christopher Cortese (SCC)

Mabel & Doug Greene

Russell D. Jones (CC)

Jodi & Tim McKey (SCC)

Elena & Gene Countiss (SC)

Marcy & Samuel Greer (DA)

Susan & Howard Jones (CC)

Nonie & Billy McKie (DA)

Bettie H. Cox

Nanette & Steven Gremillion (DA)

Ronette & Tommy Joplin (CC)

Susan & William McKinley (SCC)

Marilyn & Bill Crosby (PS)

Cassi & Jim Grier (SC)

Lou & John Jordan (CC)

Mary Eliza & Howard McMillan (PSS)

O'Hara & Bill Croswell (PS)

Jane & Bill Griffin (SCC)

Sue & Geoffrey Joyner (CC)

Paul F. McNeill (PSM)

Dianne & Vincent Currie (CC)

Maribel & Mark Griffon

Mary Annette & Paul Keating

Michael T. McRee (PSM)

Patricia & Dan Currie

Mary S. Grissim (CC)

Lynn & Kent Kebert (SC)

Amanda S. Merriman

Ann & David Davidson (DA)

Susan & Steven Grist (SCC)

Rose & Dan Keel (PS)

Mary & George Meyers (SCC)

Carrie & Dan Davidson (CC)

Diane & Carl Grubbs (CC)

William F. Keeton (CC)

Tammie & Arnold Mills (CC)

Gretchen & David Davis (CC)

Stacy & Jon Guice (CC)

Nazneen & Asif Khandker (CC)

Elizabeth & Streety Minor (CC)

Jane Ellen & Woody Davis (PSF)

Cris Glick & Eddie Guillot (PSM)

Nabila Akif & Akif Khawaja (CC)

Alice & Lem Mitchell (PSF)

John H. Davis, Jr. (CC)

Ann & Jerry Gulledge (CC)

Ilah & Jack King

Mary Sue & Don Mitchell (PSM)

Linda & Mark Dawson (CC)

Cathy & Maurice Hall (PSM)

Dorothy Hannah Kitchings

Cornelia & Mark Mize (SCC)

Beth & Andre' De Gruy (CC)

Alice & Charles Hallford (SCC)

Karen & Jimmy Klugh

Helen & Red Moffat (PSF)

Eunice Fleischer & Andre Dehaan (CC)

Gay & Edward Hammond (CC)

Baerbel & Wolfgang Kramer (CC)

Debbie L. Moore (SCC)

Gina & Rene' Derojas (CC)

Thomas L. Hammons

Amelia & Edward Ladnier

Michelle & Edgar Morgan (CC)

C. A. Dodson (CC)

Carol & Phillip D. Hardwick (SCC)

Cynthia & Nickie LaMarca (CC)

Rita & William Morris (CC)

Zulfiquar Dogar (CC)

Alison & Louis Harkey (SC)

Sarah & George Lammons (CC)

Sue Ann Morris

Frances & Bob Donaldson (PS)

Susan Coats Harrigill (CC)

Diane & Mack Land (DA)

Corin & Bob Morrison (PSM)

Judy & Doug Douglass (PS)

Leslie & Homer Harris (CC)

Lisa & Eric Lane (DA)

Frances & Cooper Morrison (PSM)

Susan & Wayne Dowdy (PSF)

Lynn & Huel Harris (CC)

Janet R. Langley

Nancy Stanford Mullins (CC)

James M. Downer (SCC)

Cyndie & Bill Harrison (CC)

Tracie & Joey Langston

Linda & Andy Navarro (PS)

Sandra & David Dyess (CC)

Ethel & Mike Hart-Gibson (SCC)

Catherine & Michael Lawrence (CC)

Barbara Bowie Neel

Yvonne & Clyde Edwards (PS)

Patricia & Gerald Hasselman (SCC)

Dot & Clay Lee (PS)

Frances Jean & Walter Neely (CC)

Pat & Nat Ellis

Margaret & Ernest Hastings

Lynda G. Lee (SCC)

Jeanette & Douglas Oakley (CC)

Rebecca & James Elmore (DA)

Betty Blye & Lew Hatten (PSF)

Ruth & B. F. Lee (CC)

Sherri & Leonard Ordeneaux (SCC)

Bebe & Cory Ezelle (PSF)

RuLan & Robert Hebeler (PS)

Carol Brown Leggett (CC)

Susan & Bill Osborne

Christine Ezelle (CC)

Maria & Gregory Hebert

Lisa & Peter Lehmuller (CC)

Janet & Luther Ott (PSM)

Virginia & Fred Ezelle (SC)

Sally Hederman (PS)

Ellie & Earl Lewis (PS)

Donna & John Pacillo (SCC)

Cynthia & Thomas Fetzer

Ann G. Hendrick (PS)

John S. Lewis, Jr. (CC)

Ritu & Rajeev Pareek (CC)

Samuel E. Field, Jr. (CC)

Debi & Robert Hendrix (CC)

Julia & T.W. Lewis (PS)

Cynthia & Hugh Parker (PSM)

Emily & James Fite (CC)

Melanie & Thomas Henry (PSF)

Melanie & Arthur Liles (PSS)

Joann & Roy Parker (SCC)

Nancy H. Flowers

Louise & Byron Hetrick

Evelyn & Sale Lilly (DA)

Judy & William Parker (PS)

Nell L. Floyd (CC)

Anne-Marie & Bob Hewitt

Valerie & Scott Linn (CC)

Pamela A. Parks-Mccord (CC)

Julie & William Foreman (CC)

Lisa & Mike Hicks (DA)

Sandy & Linn Litkenhous

Helen & Keith Parsons (CC)

Donna & Tom Fowlkes (PSM)

Cindy & Corey Hidalgo (CC)

Mary Lee Busby Livesay (PS)

Donald C. Partridge

Rachel Davis Fowlkes (PSS)

Isabelle Ezelle Higbee (CC)

Jo & Jack Loflin (PS)

Leigh & William Patterson (CC)

Helen & Harry Frye (DA)

Sara & Byrd Hillman (SCC)

Lewis J. Lord (SCC)

Lorraine & Thomas Peak (DA)

Sara G. Fuhrer (CC)

Barbara & Daniel Hogan (SCC)

Julie & Hunter Lundy (PS)

Karen & Frank Perkins (CC)

Kelly & Joseph Fulghum (CC)

Virginia C. Hogan

Chrissy & Walter Lydick (SCC)

Barbara & Robert Peterson (PS)

Melanie M. Funk (CC)

Diane & David Hogsett (CC)

Dana & Bob Lyle (PSF)

Sue & Tom Phalen (DA)

Kathryn Decelle Gabbert

Kelli & James Holston (SCC)

Elizabeth & Tommy Lyle (CC)

Betty & John Philley (CC)

Sharon & Robert Gabreski (SCC)

Linda & Robert Hood (CC)

Pamela Harris & James Lyons (CC)

Lynne & George Pickett (PSF)

Sandy & Gerry Gafford (DA)

Carole & Frederick Hoth (CC)

Hope & Raeburn Mabry (CC)

Jo & Red Powell (PSM)

Stanley Galicki (SC)

Pat & James Hoth (CC)

Ginger & Jimmy MacNaughton

Laverne & Julian Prince (SCC)

Patti & Joe Garvin (CC)

Angela J. Houtz (CC)

Susan & Joseph Madden (SCC)

Nancy & David Quittmeyer

Sandra & John Gates (SCC)

Susanne & Bobby Howell (CC)

Diana & Chip Mann (SCC)

Tita & Smiley Ratcliff (SCC)



Patricia & Monte Rector (PSM)

Jacki Tighe & Fred Spies (CC)

Clara Smith Wimberly (DA)

Betsy & Kane Ditto (SCC)

Karen & Hugh Redhead (CC)

Wilena H. Stark (SCC)

James C. Witten (CC)

Barbara H. Dow (CC)

Margaret & Phillip Rees (DA)

June C. Stevens (DA)

Evelyn & Dan Wofford (SC)

Suanne & Henry Drake (CC)

Shelley & Thomas Reinecke (CC)

Cindy & James Stevison (CC)

J. Walter Wood, Jr. (PSS)

Vikki & Chad Dudley (SCC)

Kay & Frederick Rendfrey (SCC)

Dorothy & Charles Strauss (PSF)

Rosemary & Ed Woodall (CC)

Gretel & Tom Ekbaum

Susan & John Robbins

Rosamond Strong (CC)

Frances & Tom Woodard (SCC)

Mahmoud A. ElSohly (DA)

Margaret & Jim Roberts (SCC)

Vicki & Stephen Stuart (SCC)

Pat & Lavelle Woodrick

Josie & Don Essig (CC)

Diana C. Robinson (PSF)

Mary & Wayne Sturdivant (SCC)

Nelda & Jack Woodward (PS)

Carol & George Evans

Marie Roby (PS)

Ygondine W. Sturdivant (PSM)

Julie & Dudley Wooley (PS)

Marilyn & James Evans

Jo Anne & Ragan Rodgers (SCC)

Bettye Yarborough Sullivan (CC)

Betty Small Wright (SCC)

Jan M. Evers

Patricia & Roy Rogan

Theresa & Dan Surber (PS)

JoAnn & Bill Wright (SCC)

Daniel R. Ewing (CC)

Betty & Jameson Rogers

Susan & Bo Surrell (CC)

Chrystal & Philip Wursteisen (CC)

Lois P. Farmer (CC)

Grace & Lewis Rogers (CC)

Amanda & John Sutphin (CC)

Jean & Ron Yarbrough (CC)

Dayle Felder (CC)

Marie & Michael Rourke (PS)

Tamra Tafoya (CC)

Jeanne Terpstra Yarbrough

Linda Feldman (CC)

Judy & Jeff Russolino (CC)

Beth Shackelford Taylor (PS)

Mary & Wirt Yerger (PSF)

E. Harold Fisher (CC)

Janice & Nick Sabatini (DA)

Eleanor Crabtree Taylor (CC)

Kathleen & Jimmy Young (PS)

Laurie & Jett Fisher (DA)

Janet E. Sacks (DA)

Barry C. Tedder (DA)

Laura & Paul Young (CC)

Eleanor & John Fontaine

Betsy & John Sagan (PSF)

Margaret Ewing Thomas (PS)

Cynthia & Richard Zubic

Florence & Robert Fortenberry

Mohammad Saleh (SCC)

Laura & Casey Tighe (DA)

Cookie & Drew Sampson (CC)

Jan & Michael Tilly (DA)

Ellen & Robert Sanborn (CC)

Senith & Ancel Tipton (SCC)

Mary Louise & John Sandefur (CC)

Ellen & Richard Toth (CC)

Joanne & Tim Sands

Ellen & Marcus Treadway (PSF)

Julie T. Sarver

Rose & Jerry Trigg (CC)

Cynthia & Jimmy Sawyers (DA)

Melinda & Jeffrey Underwood (PS)

Kathleen & Heymoore Schettler (PSS)

Penny & Mack Varner (PSM)

Mary & Russell Scholl (PS)

Judy & Douglas Varney (DA)

Leah & Matthew Schott (CC)

Marlys T. Vaughn (CC)

Ellen & Barry Schully (PS)

Elizabeth & William Velten (CC)

Penny Prenshaw & Dennis Schwarzauer

Emily & Benrd Vilkus (PS)


Margaret & Gene Vinson (SCC)

Jackie & Andy Schwitter (PS)

Patti & Frank Wade (PS)

Andrea & Craig Scott (CC)

Melanie & Warner Wadlington (DA)

Janet & Tom Scott (PSS)

Peg Wahrendorff & Phillip Maples (PS)

Liz Serpa

Wayne L. Wahrendorff (CC)

Polly Crisler Shanks (PSS)

Ree Ridgway Walden (PS)

Susan & Jerry Sheldon (DA)

Sylvia & Billy Walker (PSM)

Nancy K. Shepard (CC)

Terry & Chuck Wall (SCC)

Jennifer & Mark Shepherd (PS)

Dianne & Ronnie Walton (SCC)

Stacie & Timothy Sheppard (DA)

Miriam C. Wankerl (DA)

Simon Sherman, Jr. (CC)

Maribeth K. Wann (CC)

Deborah & Kevin Sherrington (CC)

S. Mark Wann (SCC)

Lynda & Bob Shive (PS)

Candy & Robert Ward (SCC)

Lucy & Dan Shubert (PSM)

Karen & Tim Ward (SCC)

Grace & Timothy Shumaker (PSF)

Virginia & Richard Warren (DA)

Melanie & John Sigafoose (CC)

Judy & John Waskom (DA)

Myra & Joe Sills (CC)

Joseph C. Way (CC)

Shellie Kenna Simler (DA)

Barbara & Chuck Weaver

Harriet & Bill Simmons

Emily & Lovett Weems (CC)

Simon Sherman, Jr.

Janis & Bob Weems (CC)

Mary & Monty Simpkins (CC)

Nanette & Lamar Weems (CC)

Pamela & John Smart (PS)

Catherine & Sparky Welles (PSM)

Catherine & Phillip Smith (SCC)

Garnette & Jimmy Wetzel (CC)

Deborah & Charles Smith (SCC)

Nancy W. White (CC)

Myra & Kim Smith

V. A. & Cleve Whitley (PSF)

Sarah Posey Smith (SC)

Ruth & David Wilkinson (PSF)

Roger M. Smith (PSM)

Debbie & Thomas Williams (CC)

Lisa & Dave Snider

Edwin W. Williams (CC)

Jill & Neil Solomon (PS)

Louise & Jim Williamson

Marti & Will Sorey (SCC)

Naomi Ware Williamson

Robert S. Fortenberry (DA)


Shirley S. Foster (SCC) Gayle Gellerstedt & William Funk Martha & William Furr (DA)

Tim Adler (SCC)

Caroline L. Gaines

Syed Shaheen Ahmed (CC)

Colleen C. Gardner

Elizabeth Alger (CC)

Mattie D. Gipson (CC)

Derek D. Alley (SCC)

Jerry Goolsby (SCC)

Jill Alter (CC)

Virginia L. Green

Gwen Anderson (CC)

Margarita & Robert Guy (CC)

J. Christine Anderson (SCC)

Mansoor Hasan

Tom T. Atkins (SCC)

Joan P. Haynie (DA)

John P. Bartkowski (CC)

Andrew J. Higgins

Ellyne Basto (CC)

Barbara O. Hite (CC)

Ranian Batra (CC) Martha Bergmark & Elliot Andalman (DA)

Beverly & Robert Hummel

Phyllis Boyd (CC)

Lyn Hurd (DA)

Sherry C. Boyer (SCC)

Robin M. Hutchinson

Harriet C. Brewer (CC)

Susan & Rennix Isner

Dani D. Brister

Amena S. Jamila

Karen & Brown (CC)

Cheryl & Kenneth Jenkins (CC)

Robert E. Brown

Anne L. Johnson (SCC)

Sandra Brown (DA)

William Johnson

Ann & Tom Buckley

Alyson & B. B. Jones

Jean B. Butler

Kathy & Walter Jones

Peggy B. Cannada Kristin & Michael Carraway (CC) Marie & Mike Cayson (CC) Marvin Chandler (CC) Charlotte B. Charles (SCC) Keith H. Clark Jane Colman (DA) Ann H. Cook (DA) Stephen T. Cook (SCC) Annie & James Cornish (SCC) Cynthia A. Cross Margaret & Brett Cupples Susan N. Daniel Jessica & Will Daniel (CC) Lance Davis (DA)

Norma & Donald Hongisto Mildred A. Hull

Ann G. Bonner

J. Bruce Case, Jr.

Dabney M. Holt (CC)

Holly & Ronald Jonovich Barbara Juister C. Daniel Karnes (SC) Linda & Steven Kern Elnora S. Keys Otha R. Keys Vernon E. King George H. Kirkland, III (CC) Diane & Warren Kirsch Ellyne Krug (SC) Harriet D. Kuykendall (CC) Ann & Gerry Lauman Jacqui G. Lear Lewis D. Lipscomb (SC) Jeannine & Tim Lomax (DA)

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B. A. Lovelady (DA)

Nancy N. Smith (CC)

Chisholm Foundation

Northminster Baptist Church

Ruby Lovett (CC)

Colleen & Richard Smith (SCC)

CIGNA Foundation

Oxford University United Methodist

Ella & Aubrey Lucas (CC)

Lori & Jeff Standridge (SCC)

Citizens National Bank

Elizabeth G. Marshall

Alice Starling

Community Foundation of Greater

Mary & Peter Martinez (CC)

Ann W. Steffan

Lannis May (SCC)

Richard C. Stockett, III (CC)

Susan & Robert McCain

Stephen E. Street (SCC)

Linda S. McComb (SCC)

Jan & William Stringer (SCC)

Bobbie S. McDonald (CC)

Mr. Alan Sutherland (SCC)

Caye McGee

Nance Longworth & Michael Thomas

Richard McGinnis (DA)

Deborah Thompson & Reginald

Arda & John McMullan (SCC)

McGhee (SCC)

Peter J. Costas Enterprises

Spartanburg County Foundation

Margaret E. Meyer

Sally Thompson (SCC)

Covenant Partners

S.R., Inc.

M. Amanda Milam

Jeremy Tobin (SCC)

Diversified Trust Company

State Bank & Trust CPA Seminar

Sylvia & Rick Mills (CC)

Maria Torres (DA)

Dulin & Dulin, Limited

St. Catherine's Village

Mary & David Moak

Isla Tullos

Dunbar Law Office, P.C.

St. Matthews United Methodist

Emily & William Moorer

Helen R. Turner (SCC)

Dunlap & Kyle Company

Tellus Operating Group

Sandy Morrish (CC)

O. E. Wall (CC)

East Metro Family Medical Clinic

Trauma & Emergency Medical Services

William B. Morrow (CC)

Dot & Erwin Ward

Elsohly Laboratories

Tupelo First United Methodist Church

Van & Billy Mounger (DA)

Dora & George Washington

Ben Fatherree Bible Class

University of Mississippi Foundation

Mohammad S. Nasim

Montell T. Watkins

Feild Co-Operative Association

Valley Innovative Services

Mr. & Mrs. William Nation, Jr. (CC)

Jarvis Watson

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

Valmark Insurance Agency

Margaret T. Neely (SCC)

Julian Watson

First Security Bank

Van Skiver Financial Services

Theresa & Jeffery Neyland (CC)

Kyle M. Watson (CC)

Gertrude C. Ford Foundation

Vicksburg Medical Foundation

Betty & Howard Nichols (CC)

Gail Weaver & Bill Galt (DA)

Friendship Force of Baton Rouge

Wade Law Firm

Mary & Alfred Nichols

Martha & Bruce Weaver

Charles A. Frueauff Foundation, Inc.

Waide & Associates

Mildred Norris

Eleanor & Robert Weaver (SCC)

Galloway Memorial United Methodist

Walker Foundation

Beth & Steve Orlansky

Sandra & Charles West

Shirley & John Orlansky

Janet S. Wilkins (CC)

Gannett Foundation

Ned Welles Memorial Fund, Inc.

Shelagh O'Rourke (DA)

Jean & Kelley Williams (DA)

Greater Pinebelt Community

Wells Memorial United Methodist

LaRue Owen (SCC)

Elise & Tommy Williams (SCC)

Fatih Ozcan (SCC)

Stacy & Dan Wills

Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation

Eudora Welty Foundation

Andrew Parent (SCC)

Mary L. Wilson (CC)

Hickson Family Foundation

Wepay Inc.

Allison Parvin & Bob Fuller (CC)

Rebecca Wimberley

Hire Dynamics

West Consulting

Steven C. Peacock

Carole C. Winn (SCC)

Florence O. Hopkins Charitable Fund

James K. Wetzel & Associates

Betty & William Pearigen (SCC)

Elise & William Winter (CC)

Horne CPA Group

Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation

James A. Peden, Jr.

Neddie Winters (SCC)

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Sam E. & Burnice C. Wittel Foundation

Richard Peltier (CC)

Pamela S. Womack (CC)

International Museum of Muslim

Wirt A. Yerger, Jr. Foundation

Cherie Pittillo (SCC)

Dot & Fletcher Yerby

Rose Mary Porter (CC)

Becky & Chris Young (SCC)

Don Potts Barbara & Barry Powell (CC) Timothy Prather Ann H. Proffer H. Roger Puhr (SCC) David Raddin (CC) Catherine Rael & Jack Robinson (SCC) Linda & Michael Raff Jo Ann Ratliff (SCC) Patricia A. Reiger Ann D. Rogers Grace & Lewis Rogers (CC) Martha J. Rogers (CC) Amy Roller (CC) Jennifer D. Roorbach (SCC) Catherine Roundtree Erin & Kenneth Scott (DA) William T. Sigafoose Jesse O. Smith, Jr. (SCC) Michael G. Smith (CC)


Jackson Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Community Foundation of Greater Memphis Kelly Gene Cook, Sr. Charitable Foundation



The Annenberg Foundation Anonymous-Friends Arrowhead Foundation Associated Colleges Of the South, Inc. Atchley Enterprises Barnes Engineering Bayou Desiard Title Company Benchmark Construction. Paul Benton Charitable Trust Beth Israel Wesley A. Caldwell Foundation Cancer Solution Research Charles Koch Foundation

Pileum Corporation Rankin Interiors Repeat Street John & Margaret Sagan Foundation Sanderson Farms Incorporated Schwab Charitable Fund Sentry Properties

John H. Wear Jr. Foundation


Culture Jackson Jewish Welfare Fund Jackson Newell Foundation

Corporations, Foundations, Organizations

Church Partners at 723 8th St. SE

Justgive Lentz & Little

Matching Gift Companies

LTM, Inc.


Madison Charitable Foundation


McEachern Methodist Adult Fellowship


Class Howard & Mary Eliza McMillan Foundation

Avectra Bank of America BKD, LLP

Selby & Richard McRae Foundation

BP Global

Miss. Academy of Ancient Music

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Mississippi Manufacturers Association


Mississippi Religious Leadership




Morrison Foundation

Dow Chemical

Mississippi Conference of the United


Methodist Church


MS State Medical Association


Myers Welch Properties


National Order of Omega




Dream Group

R. Dudley Marble, Jr.

Patrick A. Taylor

IBM International

Laura Durbin

Lorene McAlilly

James A. Till, III


William B. Edwards

Roy D. McAlilly 1952

Lane Tillner 2013

Eli Lilly & Company

Liz Blanche Ezelle 2006

James R. McCormick 1957

Adam R. Tilly 2013


Leslie Smith Ezelle 2003

Patricia Chunn McCormick 1957

Thomas J. Tippit 2013


Robert L. Ezelle 2005

Jack McDaniel

D. Keith Tonkel 1958


Travis A. Ezelle 2001

Robert S. McElvaine

Alexandra R. Toth 2013

Sanderson Farms

Kali L. Falnes 2013

Caroline A. McKey

Kenneth L. Townsend 2004

Shell Oil

Jaime B. Fisher

Howard L. McMillan, Jr.

Lane & Janice Townsend

Siemens Energy

Donald P. Fortenberry 1962

Jean Nicholson Medley 1968

Frances E. Tubb 2013

State Farm

Earl F. Fortenberry, Jr. 1967

Millsaps Baseball Team - 2012-2013

Alec C. Valentine 1968


Donna Fowlkes

Texas Instruments

J. Thomas Fowlkes 1965

Millsaps Office of Admissions

Marlys T. Vaughn


Susan E. Frazier 1981

Elvis Mixson

Kevin M. Wall 2013

Vulcan Materials

Reverend Lisa Garvin 1993

Zoe Y. Morrison 2013

Emma V. Wann 2013

Wells Fargo

Stephen M. Gates 2013

Kristin A. Musselman

Jacob G. Warren 2013

Kendall D. Gregory, Jr. 2013

Tonya M. Nations

Jonathan R. Webb 2008

John L. Guest

Walter P. Neely

Frank C. Wells 1966

Maurice H. Hall, Jr. 1967

Robert B. Nevins

Michelle A. Wheeler

Claire A. Harkey 2013

Janice O. Okeke 2012

Katherine G. Williams 2013

David C. Harris 2013

Bennett Blair Page

LeAnn E. Williams 2013

Sarah Katherine Hawthorne

James J. Page 1986

Chuck P. Winkelman

Denae’ M. Hebert 2011

Jamie B. Page

Timothy A. Wise 1989

Sally Hederman

Tanya Pareek 2013

Susan P. Womack

Floy S. Holloman 1968

William H. Parker, Jr. 1966

Jack L. Woodward 1951

Garland H. Holloman, Jr. 1964

Norman T. Parks 2013

Kelsey E. Worch 2013

Casey L. Holloway 2012

Benjamin R. Parva

Dave Wottle

Christopher R. Hood

Amanda S. Paschall 2007

Samantha L. Wursteisen

Lauren M. Hoth 2013

Joseph T. Patterson 2013

Buford Yerger

Jack Christopher Houtz

Phoebe S. Pearigen

Gay M. Yerger

Jarrod A. Howell 2013

Robert W. Pearigen

Megan M. Yglesias 2013

Terri P. Hudson

Aaron M. Pelch

Margaret F. Huntington 2013

Frank W. Perkins 2013

Mike Hutchison

Rudy R. Pollan 1971

Megan Shaw James 2004

Carolyn T. Ray

Lee S. Johnson 1999

Monte D. Rector 1982

Martha M. Johnston

Kaleigh M. Redhead

Laurel E. Jones 2014

Lee H. Reiff

Konner L. Joplin 2013

James R. Robbins 1968

Alexandra M. Jordan 2013

Helen Ricks Rogers 1942

Meagan D. Joseph

Nat S. Rogers 1941

Robert J. Kahn

Sally F. Ross

Mitchell Keeton

Charles G. Sallis 1980

Douglas R. Kennedy 2013

Harrylyn G. Sallis

Laura J. Kerr

W. C. Sallis

Kasey J. Laird 2013

Hunter R. Scott

Brandon Lechtenberg

Raven M. Scott 2013

Clay F. Lee, Jr. 1951

John J. Shelton, IV 1982

Dot Stricklin Lee 1953

Olivia R. Shepard 2013

Eloise Leech

Jacob R. Sherrington 2013

T. W. Lewis, III 1953

Robert A. Shive, Jr.

Jacob D. Lipman 2013

Keith H. Shumaker

Sophie Jane Lipman

Elizabeth A. Sigafoose 2013

Jack M. Loflin 1956

Kathryn A. Smith 2013

Jo Nall Loflin 1954

Sarah Posey Smith 1944

Bethany N. Lyons 2013

Whitney P. Smith

Joel P. Mabry 2013

Melinda K. Solomon

Sue Sanders Maisel 1960

Emma R. Spies 2013

Linda D. Mann

James E. Swanson

Michael J. Mann 2013

Alexander J. Szabo 2013

In Honor Mikhail Y. Abramovich 2013 John Q. Adams Mary & Frank Allgauer Sarah L. Allred 2010 Stephen W. Andrieu 2013 Rwth S. Ashton Esther Dubisson Baugh 1966 Paul T. Benton 1976 Elizabeth S. Black 1993 Sarah S. Bolt 2013 Melinda L. Boudreaux 2013 Edmond B. Brescher, III Carl G. Brooking 1971 Brooks L. Brower 2001 William C. Burch 2013 Kimberly G. Burke Holly Burris Stevie M. Cantrell 2013 Susannah Grubbs Carr 1993 Todd Carr Jerry Case Centering Prayer Group William W. Chenoweth Cheryl W. Coker Timothy C. Coker Ruth Pickett Cole 1965 Samuel G. Cole, III 1964 Edward M. Collins, Jr. 1953 Emily E. Collins 2013 Peggy Suthoff Collins 1954 A. Patrick Cooper 1994 Jerri Cooper Nicholas P. Cortese 2013 Sophie M. De Haan 2013 Kathy P. De Muth Becky, Richard, Sherry, Jane & Jennifer Deaton Pauline O. Dement 1967 Christopher A. DeRojas Austin M. Deskewies 2013 Christopher R. Donald

Conference Champions

Elliot T. Varney 2013

In Memory H. Dwight Adcock 1973 Martha Geraldine Watson Ammon Robert E. Anding 1948 William F. Appleby, Sr. 1950 James D. Arrington 1963 McCarrell L. Ayers Mary Nell Sells Barefield 1946 Michael Barranco Francis M. Beaird, Jr. 1951 Sara Thompson Beard 1955 Roy A. Berry, Jr. Stephen D. Bischof Leonard H. Brandon 1948 Elsie Drake Brindley 1956 Korbin Brown Charlotte Patrick Burson Helen Cain Bessie Lou Sheen Callender Emily Fleming Castle 1989 James R. Cavett, Jr. 1941 John H. Christmas 1948 Elizabeth T. Collins 1985 Donald Cooper Llewellyn H. Cox, Jr. 1944 Thomas R. Crews Elaine G. Crystal

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Lucille Dailey

Jonathan M. Huber 1994

Sam Okeke

John H. Tatum 1968

Camille Davis

Pat Humphries

C. Murray Pace 2000

Craig Tesson

Bradley M. Dew

Joshua T. Hunt

Marshall C. Paine, II

Earl W. Tesson

Rev. & Mrs. Thad H. Ferrell

Aylene Hurst 1944

Randolph Peets, Jr. 1946

Rosemary Tesson

E. S. Furr

Charles R. Karam

Rev. & Mrs. William H. Pearigen

Mrs. Norine Thames

Ruth A. Furr

Ben Katz

George B. Pickett 1931

John Ed Thomas, III 1959

Jay A. Greenleaf

Donald D. Kilmer

Joseph Bailey Price

Eric Scott Vaughn

William W. Gresham, Jr. 1944

James P. Laird

Richard R. Priddy

Kenneth M. Walcott, Jr. 1962

Jean Kavanay Griffin 1952

Gloria Langston

Ben Puckett

Summer L. Walters 1957

Sandra Graves Guess 1963

John Langston

Thomas L. Ranager

Lola Washington

Laura Leigh Hamby-Pledger

Allison Coggin Lee 1991

Mary Susan Hoskins Razzouk

Andrea R. Watson

Raju Z. Haque

Katherine Lefoldt

William R. Richerson 1937

Nell Weems

Ruma Haque 1983

Jonathan B. Lehman 2007

R.W. Robinson

Ned D. Welles 2004

Bessie W. Harmon

George L. Maddox, Jr. 1949

Charlton S. Roby, Sr. 1942

Johnnie M. Whitfield

George M. Harmon

James Torrey Majure

Jordan T. Rourke

R.W. Wilkinson

Matthew R. Henry 1997

Glena Mozelle Hearon Mangum

John Schimmel

Kenneth W. Wills 1932

J. Herman Hines

Wanda K. Marrs

Irl Hendrix Sells

James W. Wilson

Martha H. Hines

Robert M. Matheny 1942

Myrtle Alford Sells

Robert D. Wilson 1947

Carson Holloman, Jr. 1960

Joy M. McGarity

Alice Shelton

Ralph Woosley

Curtis C. Holloman 1930

Robin W. McGarity

George B. Skelton

J. Wesley Youngblood 1949

Floy S. Holloman

Dianne McGovern 1970

Suanna Smith 1959

Hilary H. Ziglar 1948

Garland H. Holloman, Sr. 1934

James M. McMullan

Jack Staats

Ellenita Sells Zimmerman 1943

Sara K. Holloman 1932

Richard W. Merriman

George R. Stephenson 1936

David M. Holly

Sarah Buie Morris 1939

Harold L. Stone

Ray Howard

Twick Morrison

Robert Lafayette "Bubba" Stone, Jr.

John R. Hubbard 1956

Thomas H. Naylor 1958

Denise Sweeney

Trustees J. Thomas Fowlkes, Chair The Rev. Jerry Bostick Beam The Rev. Zachary C. Beasley Paul T. Benton The Rev. Warren Black William Bynum James A. Coggin William R. Flatt Mark R. Freeman The Rev. Elisabeth Anne Garvin Dr. Christina P. Glick William F. Goodman III Judge James E. Graves Jr. Maurice H. Hall Jr. Monica Sethi Harrigill The Rev. Heather K. Hensarling Richard G. Hickson William R. James Peder R. Johnson The Rev. W. Geoffrey Joyner Charles R. Lathem R. Eason Leake John L. Lindsey Vaughan W. McRae Michael T. McRee Jean N. Medley Richard H. Mills Jr. Dr. Don Q. Mitchell


P. Cooper Morrison Donna Ruth Else Roberts Dr. Robert C. Robbins E. B. Robinson Jr. Toddy Porter Sanders The Rev. Dr. J. Joseph Shelton IV

Honorary Trustees Robert H. Dunlap Robert W. Pittman Ruth W. Watson

Steven W. Smith Mike P. Sturdivant Jr. Bishop James E. Swanson Sr. J. Murray Underwood J. Mack Varner William G. Yates III

Life Trustees Gale L. Galloway William T. Jeanes Robert N. Leggett Jr. J. Con Maloney Jr. Richard D. McRae Nat S. Rogers Rowan H. Taylor Sr. John C. Vaughey Leila Clark Wynn

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Millsaps Magazine - Winter 2014  

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Millsaps Magazine - Winter 2014  

Millsaps Magazine, published by Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi