Proud Past. Bright Future. University of Montevallo Homecoming 2013
Purple Side Song [TUNE: THE WHIFFENPOOF SONG] WORDS: MARGARET HAMNER UTLEY ’52
Welcome! Welcome to Homecoming 2013! This year’s theme for alumni, Proud Past. Bright Future, represents that we, all alumni, are stewards of a great treasure that must be preserved and enriched so that others can enjoy and profit from their education experience. With an increase in alumni support, strong community interest, dynamic leadership from the UM Board of Trustees, Dr. Stewart, the administrative team including the deans and commitment from the entire UM staff and faculty, UM’s future is indeed bright. I encourage you to enjoy your visit this weekend and take advantage of all of the activities. The classes of 1943, 1953, 1963, 1973, 1983, 1993 and 2003 are celebrating milestones this year. We are appreciative of the open hand extended to all of us this weekend and of the work of so many to make this Homecoming special. Jim Methvin ‘73 UMNAA President
Alma Mater WORDS: VIRGINIA POWELL FIGH ’48 MUSIC: LUCY LYNN UNDERWOOD ’54 Alma Mater, ever glorious, Seeking Right and Freedom’s way, Raise a beacon high to guide us: Shed thy light afar, we pray. Sons and daughters sing thy praises, Steadfast virtues win thee fame, May the years be rich and fruitful, Truth and Honor crown thy name.
In the town of Montevallo there’s a side we love so well. It’s the place where Purple spirit always dwells. Sing the Purples to our leaders, With our voices raised on high, And the magic of our singing casts a spell, Yes, the magic of our singing to the side we love so well. You can hear us in the morning and the night. We will serenade our leaders, For we took the sacred vow. Then we’ll pass and be forgotten like the rest. We’re loyal Purples, who love our side, Purple Pride! We will explain why we feel this way, Purple Pride! Purple pepsters sing with glee. Show your blood is royalty. Lord have mercy and it will be ... Vic-to-ry.
Gold Side Song [TUNE: AN OLD ENGLISH ROUND] WORDS: PATRICK SESSIONS ’00 We are a symphony With our hearts in perfect harmony We’ll make a melody That we can’t make separately We are black and gold Love will guide us, it will see us through New, old, loyal Golds This our song we’ll never be through Don’t think that we will ever stop singing Because a song in our hearts is ringing A song of joy that binds us together This is a song that we’ll sing forever Boom! Sha la la Boom! Sha la la Boom! Sha la la [TUNE: AN OLD ENGLISH ROUND] WORDS: BARBARA LONG CURTIS ’54 Hey, Ho, Loyal Gold. Stop and look and listen to our chant. Soon we will have won a Golden Victory. Hey, Ho, Loyal Gold. [Repeat in Round Fashion]
HOMECOMING SCHEDULE 2013 T uesday, F e b r ua r y 5 5:30 p.m.
College of Education Alumni Recognition Dinner
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
F r iday, F e b r ua r y 8 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 5:00 & 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
Preview and Early Bidding of Art Auction UMNAA Board of Directors Meeting Global and Community Outreach Reception Class of 1963 Reception (5:00) and Dinner (6:00) UMNAA Alumni Awards Dinner (by invitation) College Night Productions
Bloch Hall Art Gallery Farmer Hall Multi-Media Room GLOCO Building Ramsay 106 Anna Irvin Dining Hall Palmer Auditorium
S atu r day, F e b r ua r y 9 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. – Noon 1:00 a.m. – Noon 1 Noon 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
Alumni Coffee & Registration Reynolds Hall Vallo-Opoly Game Sales Reynolds Hall UM Bookstore Open (10% discount for alumni) Farmer Hall Kinesiology Coffee Myrick Hall Library Open House (to view yearbooks and College Night material) Carmichael Library Music Department Reception Fraser Seminar Room, Davis Hall Behavioral and Social Sciences/Social Work Reception Jeter Student Lounge Family and Consumer Sciences Coffee Ackerley Room, Bloch Hall 17th Annual Alumni Art Exhibition and Silent Auction Bloch Hall Art Gallery Stephens College of Business Reception Morgan Hall English and Foreign Languages Reception Sarah Palmer Commons Comer Hall, Room 202, 2nd Floor Communication Studies Alumni Brunch Mass Communication, Room 104 Homecoming Awards & Recognition Luncheon Anna Irvin Dining Hall • Distinguished Alumnus Award • Nathalie Molton Gibbons Alumni Achievement Awards • Honored Classes/UMNAA Business Purple & Gold Basketball Game Myrick Hall 1943 Class Reunion and Photo Ramsay Lobby 121 1953 Class Reunion and Photo Tutwiler Parlor 1963 Class Reunion and Photo Ramsay 106 Alabama College Society Meeting & Coffee Reynolds Hall College Night Club Meeting Carmichael Library, Ground Floor Minority Alumni Reception Stewart Student Retreat President’s Reception Flowerhill Art Auction/Bloch Party Bloch Hall Art Gallery 2003 Class Reunion and Photo James R. Wilkinson Student Life Center (Farmer Hall) McNair Scholars Program Reception McNair Office, Farmer Hall 1973 Class Reunion and Photo King House 1983 Class Reunion and Photo Farmer Hall Multi-Media Room (SUB 2nd Floor) 1993 Class Reunion and Photo Reynolds Hall Young Alumni Event Main Street Tavern College Night Productions Palmer Auditorium
Luncheon Program February 9, 2013 – Noon – Anna Irvin Dining Hall
Jim Methvin ’73 President, University of Montevallo National Alumni Association
Dr. Tracy Payne-Rockco ‘94, M.Ed. ‘98 Director of Alumni Affairs
Dr. John W. Stewart, III President, University of Montevallo
Recognition of Honored Classes
2013 Award Presentations
Presiding Introduction of Nathalie Molton Gibbons Young Achiever’s Award Remarks Introduction of Nathalie Molton Gibbons Alumni Achievement Award Remarks Introduction of Distinguished Alumnus Remarks
Cynthia Cephus ’88 Vice President of Awards & Recognitions Ms. Cephus Terra D. Moody ‘06 Ms. Cephus Dr. Martin A. Nalls ‘97 Ms. Cephus Dr. Karen Snowden ‘73
University of Montevallo National Alumni Association Business Meeting Presiding
Report of the Nominating Committee Ms. Kit Waters ‘78 Chair Election
Installation of Officers & Directors
Mr. Methvin and Ms. Waters
Recognition of Retiring Members
Mr. Methvin and Ms. Waters
Alma Mater Accompaniment
Michael Harrison Jonathan Scofield
Distinguished Alumna Award
Karen Snowden Karen Snowden is the 2013 recipient of the Distinguished Alumna Award. She earned the bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of Montevallo in 1973, the doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Auburn University in 1979, then went on to North Carolina State University where she received the Ph.D. in veterinary medicine in 1988.
changes in the professional curriculum, and she coordinates the veterinary parasitology course for second-year students.
In an effort to give her students a direct, hands-on clinical experience, Snowden has cultivated a relationship with a local animal shelter, having senior students serve a two-week rotation handling the medical problems of approximately In 1989, Snowden crossed the Atlantic to 175 animals, primarily dogs and cats. serve as a post-doctoral senior research This experience gives the students a associate, then as a lecturer in veterinary first-hand look at the operation of a community animal shelter and also gives parasitology at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in Liverpool, England. them a preview of a wide variety of dilemmas they may face in their future Upon returning to the United States, she accepted an assistant professorship practices. More recently, the shelter rotation has been integrated with a new, at Texas A & M University’s College required rotation focused on emergency of Veterinary Medicine and has since and disaster response. advanced to a full professorship. As an active member of the curriculum committee in the TAMU CVM, Snowden is deeply involved in all aspects of developing, refining and making
Snowden’s scholarly publications and presentations number in excess of 200, and she is the recipient of numerous honors and awards. Her
most impressive accomplishment, according to a colleague at TAMU, is her Charter Diplomate certification in parasitology, awarded by the American College of Veterinary Microbiology in April 2011, signifying her outstanding knowledge and proficiency in veterinary parasitology and her eminent standing in the field. Snowden’s leadership qualities became evident during her Montevallo years. Said one nominator, “Whether it was being a Purple cheerleader, a Purple Cowtail, helping a friend get through chemistry, creating routines and performing in Catalina Club, or just hanging around the dorm on weekends, she was always in the forefront of plans and making sure things were done ‘right.’” In reference to her career choice, this same nominator said, “Under Karen’s professional, scientific exterior lies a soft heart willing to assist any of God’s creatures, no matter how many legs they may have.”
Distinguished Alumna - Alumnus of the Year
AWARD RECIPIENTS 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Myrtle Brooke Mary E. McWilliams ’11 Martha Mitchell Bigelow ’43 Louise J. Ryan ’44 Lillian W. Stinson ’31 Mary G. Bird ’30 Bess R. Williams ’26 Ellen C. Walhay ’37 Mildred Alford ’42 Frances E. Nungester ’32 Bennie C. Slaughter ’32 Kapsoon K. Lee ’40 Clyde M. Maguire ’29 Ruth Stovall ’35 Lillian Gatchell ’20 Azile N. McVay ’31 Madie B. Barrett ’40 Howard M. Phillips Marion W. Spidle ’16 Ruth S. Parker ’31 Annie Mae Paulk Turner ’40 Virginia Hendrick ’17 Mattie Hyde ’40 Angie Nazaretian ’50 Sara N. Harris ’42 Marian Hughes Bahr ’41 Retha D. Wynot ’41 Neal Shirley ’59 Elizabeth B. Andrews ’32 Evelyn Ellis Isbell ’30 Mary Louise E. Crammer ’33 Virginia Rembert Liles ’42 Martha T. Kirkland ’40 H. Ray Lenderman ’61 Ron Bates ’74 Laura Frances J. Mathison ’41 Mike Mahan ’61 Jeanne A. Voltz ’42 Bonnie R. Strickland ’58 Polly D. Holliday ’59 Maxine Davis ’33 Jack Hawkins ’67 Lucy L. Underwood ’54 Todd R. Strange ’66 Martha Jackson Ross ’45 Bobbye K. Lightfoot ’52 Nancy L. Worley ’73 Mary Frances Tipton ’57 Marjorie M. Stith ’43 Margaret Kirk Anderson ’43 Butch Ellis ’62 Patsy R. Scales ’66 Thomas G. Walker Jr. ’75 Louise Pittman ’35 Gary C. Youngblood ’65 Don M. Chance ’72 Robert C. Chapman ’63 Jeanetta Corbett Keller ’75 Kirk Lightfoot ’76 J. Danny Cooper ’70 Dolly Brumfield White ’54 Betty R. Grisham ’43 M. Joyce Greathouse ’56 Patrick Evans ’88 Rebecca Luker ’84 Carolyn Duncan ’71 Lynn Davis Richardson '80 Mark Brandon ‘75 Suzanne Durham ‘68
Terra D. Young Alumni Acheiver’s Award Moody Nathalie Molton Gibbons
Terra D. Moody is the recipient of the 2013 Nathalie Molton Gibbons Young Alumni Achiever’s Award. Moody received the bachelor of science degree with University Honors in mass communication from the University of Montevallo in 2006. While a student at UM, she participated in the McNair Scholars Program and went on to earn a master’s degree in communication studies at the University of Alabama in 2008. She is currently a candidate for the Ph.D. in mass communication specializing in children and the media, also at UA.
implements training in research and chairs the outreach initiatives committee, which promotes clinical research training and medical education to targeted audiences. Always working to encourage others, Moody has contributed many hours to mentoring through Crowning Achievements, Inc. as well as the McNair Program, the Birmingham Area Consortium
Moody is a member of several honor societies and has received a number of awards and recognitions. She recently was awarded a prestigious Dissertation Fellowship from the Southern Regional Education Board as well as the Clinical Center Director’s Award from the National Institutes of Health. While still in graduate school, Moody founded a mentoring program in Birmingham, Crowning Achievements Inc., of which she is the executive director. This organization helps underrepresented and adult returning students prepare for college and provides scholarships for high school seniors in the Birmingham City School System. She was honored by the City of Birmingham Division of Youth Services with the Hidden Hero Award for providing numerous scholarships to area students. Moody currently holds the position of program analyst with the Office of Clinical Research Training and Medical Education at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md. She develops and
of Higher Education Women’s Conference, an internship with the National Cancer Institute and many other local organizations. She also holds a place on the UMNAA Junior Board. In the words of one nominator, “I have no doubt she will be successful in whatever she pursues, and, personally, would love to see her back here at UM encouraging others to follow in her footsteps. I know she will always represent the University of Montevallo very well … and eloquently.”
Nathalie Molton Gibbons
Alumni Achievement Award
The recipient of the 2013 Nathalie Molton Gibbons Alumni Achievement Award is Martin Nalls, principal of Homewood Middle School near Birmingham.
Alabama Association of Secondary School Principals, the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools and the Alabama Association of Middle School Principals, as well as the Spina Bifida Association of Alabama.
Nalls earned the master of education degree in secondary education from the University of Montevallo in 1997, then went on to the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he received the education specialist and the doctor of education degrees, both in educational leadership. Nalls began his career in education in 1997 as a social sciences teacher at Pleasant Grove High School. In 2000, he became assistant principal at Fairfield High School, and a year later went to the Hoover school system as assistant principal at Hoover High School. When the new Hoover High School Freshman Campus opened in 2006, Nalls was instrumental in coordinating, implementing and facilitating that program, and in 2007, was named Alabama Assistant Principal of the Year. In 2008, Nalls had the opportunity to become principal at Homewood Middle School where he continues to lead and motivate students to excel. Nalls holds membership in a number of professional organizations and serves on the board of directors of the
One nominator wrote that Nalls should be considered for this award “for his unrelenting commitment and dedication to expanding learning outside of the classroom and for his focus on individual student success.” He went on to say that Nalls helped design an intense ACT preparation course for a group of Birmingham inner-city high school students who were mentored through the I Am My Brother’s Keeper Leadership Institute. “One could easily see and declare the success of the collective group of students. However, Martin elected to create a ‘laser-focused’ one-on-one training plan for the least-performing student to ensure his individual level of success. I am pleased to announce, as a result of my partnership with Martin Nalls (College Prep Alabama), a number of inner-city youth now have the opportunity to take advantage of full ride scholarships from several leading colleges and universities in Alabama.” Nalls is married to Andrea Michelle Williams Nalls, UM class of 1997, whom he met while attending the University of Montevallo.
Alumni Association Presidents 1902-1905 1905-1907 1907-1908 1908-1910 1910-1912 1912-1914 1914-1916 1916-1917 1917-1918 1918-1920 1920-1921 1921-1922 1922-1923 1923-1925 1925-1927 1927-1929 1929-1932 1932-1933 1933-1935
Margaret McArdle Bertie Allen Margaret McArdle Mary A. Peters Lucy Lenoir Parnell Margaret McArdle Willie Jenkins Rainey Ursual Delchamps Lettie Daffin Perdue Gertrude Meroney Peebles Lucy Lenoir Parnell Mamie Meroney Wofford Tettie Jane Henley Henry Minnie Sellers Mary Lou Reed Corry Lillian Gatchell Marion Walker Spidle Ulma Lee Benton Josephine Watson Moody
1935-1937 1937-1940 1940-1942 1942-1944 1944-1946 1946-1950 1950-1952 1952-1954 1954-1956 1956-1958 1958-1960 1960-1962 1962-1964 1964-1966 1966-1968 1968-1970 1970-1972 1972-1974 1974-1976
Thelma Davis Chappelle Nathalie Molton Gibbons Eloise Frost Lee Lulu R. Palmer Lucy Lee Pruett Sellers Ruth Scott Parker Elizabeth Souders Miller Sue Edwards Gillespie Annie Laurie Beckham Williams Laura Frances Jones Mathison Rubye Collins Smith Mary Lou Tiffin Foshee Mary Flynn Sellers Pilgreen Catherine Manning Roper Annie Mae Paulk Turner Ray Jones William Pinkney Powers III Lucille Scott Farris Ray Lenderman
1976-1978 1978-1980 1980-1982 1982-1984 1984-1986 1986-1988 1988-1990 1990-1992 1992-1994 1994-1996 1996-1998 1998-2000 2000-2002 2002-2004 2004-2006 2006-2008 2008-2010 2010-2012 2012-
Emily Vest Pendleton Neal Shirley William Latham Ron Bates Todd R. Strange Martha Terry Kirkland Thomas G. Walker Jr. Augusta Sims Lovelady Mary Louise Rice Dabbs Kirk Lightfoot Paul N. Doran Jr. Fred C. Crawford Cathy Jo Wheeler Libby Queen Dave Palmer Melanie A. Poole Karen Kelly Kit Waters Jim Methvin
University of Montevallo Alumni Association Board of Directors Executive Officers President President-Elect Parliamentarian
Jim Methvin ’73 Mike Malone ’69 Kit Waters ’78
Vice Presidents Alumni Clubs Alumni Services Awards/Recognitions Finance/Treasurer Directors/Secretary Special Events Student Services
Keith Shoemaker ’98 Laurl Self ’94 Cynthia Cephus ’88 Wadia Josof ’79 Barbara Bonfield ’58 Sandi Falkenhagen ’68 Larry Peevy ’67
Ex-Officio University of Montevallo President Student Government Association President Director of Alumni Affairs Faculty Representative Admissions Office Representative Alumni Council Representative Junior Board of Directors President
John W. Stewart III Ashley Lowe Tracy Payne-Rockco ‘94 Carolyn Miller-Kirby Greg Embry ’96 Ray Jones ’60 Patrick McDonald ’01
Advancement Staff Executive Director of UM Foundation Brenda Knight Manager of Call Center Haley Cooedy ‘12 Director of Development Scott Dillard Foundation Accountant Logan Ganey Manager of Gifts Administration Kimberly Hunter Director of the Annual Fund and Special Giving Gary Johnson Assistant to the Executive Director Dianne Kyzer Director of Alumni Affairs Tracy Payne-Rockco ‘94 Manager of Stewardship and Grants Matt Walker ‘02 Associate Director of Development Jeremy Ward ‘05
University Relations Director of University Relations Administrative Specialist Media & Community Relations Manager Media & Community Relations Specialist Design & Marketing Assistant Director of Photography Senior Designer
Jamie Bessette MBA ‘12 Brenda Aldridge Diane Kennedy-Jackson Marsha Littleton John Nicholson ‘12 Matt Orton Tiffany Roskamp-Bunt ‘00
Members at Large Jeff Adams '85 Matt Arnold '93 Glenda Bland '89 Barbara Bradford '56 Vera Cox '56 Anne Hamilton '64 Claudia Harrell '73 Toni Leo '80 Andy Meginniss '68 Jalete Joseph Nelms '90 Megan Randolph '06 Corey Stewart '03 David Thomas '97 Warwick Woodall '82
Reunion Chairs 1953 – Anne Sparks 1963 – Sidney Benton, Robert Chapman, Mary Jane Taylor 1973 – Claudia Sue Harrell, Jim & Carol Ann Methvin 1983 – Earl Goodwin, Lynn Gurganus, May Semrick Parker 1993 – Matt Arnold, Tom Kenley, Stephanie Baugh Shaw 2003 – David Clemons, Stephanie Comer Newton, Corey Stewart Young Alumni – Dan McBrayer ‘08 Minority Alumni – Glenda Lee Bland ‘89, Melody Wilson Borden ‘90, Jalete Joseph Nelms ‘90, Cedric J. Norman ‘09
Appreciations: Abby Alger ‘16 Lois Cooper John Crabtree ‘13 Cyndi Nash Craig Sandi Falkenhagen ‘68 Carolyn Miller-Kirby Sid Norman Christy Shotts Melanie Poole '86 Libby Queen ‘59 Mary Lou Williams '69 Sodexo Dining Services Staff Homecoming Committee Members UM Alumni Committee Members UM Department/College Reception Hosts