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■■ Eagle Empires (p. 8) ■■ The “Lake” Effect (p. 12) ■■ Annual Donor Repor t (p. 29) ■■ Halls of Fame Inductees (p. 42)

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EMPIRES and Legacies are a rich part of MSU’s histor y


Dear Alumni and Friends of MSU, The first and most important core value of Morehead State University is that people come first. People are the lifeblood of an institution. Whether you are an alumnus, friend, retiree, parent, donor or employee, you are a member of the Morehead State family. From our founding by mother and son, Phebe and Frank Button, family has been an integral part of the MSU story. In this issue of Statement, we are highlighting some of the rich family traditions and alumni legacies during the University’s 126-year history. I hope you enjoy reading these inspirational stories that unite all of us in one common ancestry as we relate to memories, values, experiences, faces and places. Sue and I continue to be proud members of the MSU family and look forward to another exciting and successful year. Best wishes,

Wayne D. Andrews President

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Comprehensive Campaign Overview


Eagle Empires


The “Lake” Effect


Tenyer named MSU’s head football coach


An MSU legacy passes from mother to daughter


Inaugural celebration, “Bluegrass Ball,” features MSU talent

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Eagle runner experiences triumph and tragedy at Boston Marathon


STATEMENT Marketing Survey




Harbaugh goes from Eagle gridiron to Super Bowl success


Annual Donor Report


Halls of Fame Inductees


Around MSU









ON THE COVER The great-grandchildren of Jane Holbrook and Merl Allen only add to two family legacies brimming with MSU pride.

V OL . X X X I, NO. 1 President, Morehead State University Dr. Wayne D. Andrews Chair, Board of Regents John C. Merchant (79) President, MSU Alumni Association Inc. Robin Webb (83) Chair, Board of Trustees, MSU Foundation Inc. Steve Hicks (77) Publisher James Shaw Editors Mindy Highley (91) Jami Hornbuckle (96) Tami B. Jones (82) April Hobbs Nutter (97) Art Director Toni Hobbs (02) Creative Services Tim Holbrook (94), Photographer Guy Huffman (02), Photographer Production Manager Amy Riddle (00) Contributors Kenna Allen (08) Jason Blanton (03) Allison Caudill (05) Jessi Scruggs Ferguson (11) Blake Hannon Alicia Parker (01) Phillip James (01) Tony Pence (12) Matt Schabert Matt Segal Pauline Young (84)

Morehead State University is committed to providing equal educational opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, and armed forces service medal veterans, or disability in its educational programs, services, activities, employment policies, and admission of students to any program of study. In this regard the University conforms to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. This includes: Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, Equal Pay Act of 1963, Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Kentucky Revised Statutes 207.130 to 207.240. Vocational educational programs at Morehead State University supported by federal funds include industrial education, vocational agriculture, business education, and the associate degree program in nursing. Any inquires should be addressed to: Affirmative Action Officer, Morehead State University, 301 Howell-McDowell, Morehead, KY 40351, 606-783-2097. STATEMENT is published two times a year by Morehead State University through an off-campus printing contract with Jeffrey Fannin Enterprises, Morehead, Ky. STATEMENT is distributed to alumni, faculty, staff, benefactors, parents, and other friends of Morehead State University. Articles may be reprinted without permission. We appreciate notification of reprint use. Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the official policies of Morehead State University. Inquires should be addressed to: STATEMENT, Office of Alumni & Constituent Relations, 358 University St., Morehead, KY, 40351, 800-783-ALUM,

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MSU receives generous in-kind software grant The grant has a commercial value of $209 million. It was provided by Siemens PLM Software’s Global Opportunities in PLM (GO PLM™ initiative), a program that delivers PLM technology to more than one million students yearly at more than 11,000 global institutions. This in-kind grant allows students in the Department of Applied Engineering and Technology to access technology used by companies around the world to develop innovative The MSU Foundation and the College of Science and Technology have received an in-kind software grant from Siemens PLM Software.

products in industries like automotive, aerospace, machinery, shipbuilding and high-tech electronics. For more information, visit

Eagle cheerleading squads bring home national titles The MSU cheerleading program maintained its standard

12 years. The team advanced to the finals and finished

of excellence and retained its national championship

sixth overall.

status. The Eagle squad won its 33rd and 34th national championships at the Universal Cheerleaders Association College National Championships in Orlando, Fla., in January. Bridget Razem and Ronnie Patrick started the weekend off with a national champion partner stunt routine.

Kentucky native Mark Coleman, who possesses more than 15 years' experience coaching at all levels, has been named head cheer coach at Morehead State. He will direct all activities for the programs, assist with mascot appearances and the dance team, choreograph routines

In the coed division I category, the Eagles took home

and coordinate community service projects involving the

another national championship to add to their storied

cheer and dance teams.

tradition. In addition to earning multiple national championship honors, the stunt group of Maddie Jenne, Melissa Bull, Taylor DeSimone and Emily Kaltenbach turned in a runnerup finish while the all-girl squad made it through the semifinals, earning a second-place overall finish in the finals. The MSU dance team also competed at the Universal Dance Association College Nationals for the first time in 4 |

Coleman named head cheer coach

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Kenneth Faried (11) is a star on the

court and a helpful teammate to various causes in his community.

Courtesy NBA.COM

Faried wins NBA award for work off the court Former Morehead State basketball star and current NBA Denver Nugget Kenneth Faried (11) is known for working hard to get a rebound. He’s also received attention for working hard to help his community. Faried has been named the 2012-13 winner of the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award. Named after the NBA’s second commissioner, it’s presented annually by the Professional Basketball Writers Association to the player, coach or trainer who shows outstanding service and dedication to the community. Back in February, Faried won the NBA’s “Kia Community Assist Award” for his efforts in the community along with his ongoing philanthropic and charitable work. His specific interests were the championing of equality and bringing awareness to the importance of respect and inclusion. He recently became a member of Athlete Ally, an organization working to encourage acceptance of homosexual athletes in sports, and attended the launch party for One Colorado to celebrate the passing of Senate Bill 11, The Colorado Civil Union Act. The Nuggets forward has shown his support for the community in various ways. He purchased a block of season tickets for distribution to children from Special Olympics Colorado, Denver Public Schools and the Denver Rescue Mission as part of the team’s community ticket program, participated in a Team Fit clinic for St. Jude Children’s Hospital as part of the NBA Cares Pediatric Cancer Awareness and joined the giveSPORTS Equipment Drive to support victims affected by both the Colorado wildfires and the tragic movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo.

MSU sponsors veterans’ expo Morehead State sponsored the first Eastern Kentucky Veterans’ Expo on June 14 at Boyd County Middle School in Ashland. The event was dedicated to assisting and publicly recognizing the men and women who have honorably served and are currently serving our nation in the U.S. military. The Eastern Kentucky Veterans’ Expo linked veterans to employers in Kentucky as well as Ohio and West Virginia. It offered educational resources along with legal, medical, mental health and family counseling. The event also honored veterans, military service members and their families while offering a free meal and prize drawings. For more information, visit Fall 2 013 | 5


Dr. C. David Adair receives honorary degree Dr. C. David “Mugsy” Adair (86) has already earned one degree from Morehead State. At the University’s Spring Commencement, he was presented with one more. The nationally recognized physician and researcher was given an honorary degree of Doctor of Science. Dr. Adair is a leading researcher and innovative developer in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. He is professor and vice chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine and director of Women’s Services at Erlanger

and has been heralded in the medical community for

Hospital. Dr. Adair is also the founder and chief science

improving the care and outcome for mothers and babies

officer of Glenveigh Medical, a pharmaceutical company

in highly complicated pregnancies.

committed to OB/GYN issues, and co-founder and CEO of Regional Obstetrical Consultants.

Today, Dr. Adair specializes in the treatment of preeclampsia and eclampsia. He resides in Chattanooga,

He has spent most of his medical career focusing on

Tenn., with his wife, Lisa, and their three children and

high-risk pregnancies in both his practice and research

continues to be a strong supporter of MSU.

MSU chosen to particiate in NCAA pilot program The NCAA has selected Morehead State as one of six

sports teams, as well as individual student-athletes, have

institutions for a grant as part of a three-year pilot program

both received multiple honors for scholastic and athletic

aimed to increase student-athlete academic performance.

achievements. The University has claimed the Ohio Valley Conference’s Institutional Academic Achievement Award

The Morehead State athletic department will receive

a conference-record 12 times. The Eagles also claimed a

$360,000 from the NCAA over the next three years. The

league-best three Team Academic Achievement Awards in

University will also contribute $180,000, which pushes the


grand total to $540,000. A total of 104 Morehead State student-athletes were The grant program pilot is designed to assist institutions in

named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll last school

further developing systems and enhancements that help

year. To be listed, recipients must post at least a 3.25 GPA,

schools meet the requirements of the NCAA’s Academic

be eligible in their NCAA-sponsored sport and a member of

Performance Program, including increasing the graduation

the team during its competition season.

rate and academic success of student-athletes. MSU

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Much more opportunity. The campaign for Morehead State University

For more than 125 years, Morehead State University has provided life-changing opportunities for more than 64,000 alumni. We want to continue to deliver hope, promise and opportunity for generations to come, and we will accomplish this goal through “Much More Opportunity: The Campaign for Morehead State University.” The financial goal of the “Much More Opportunity” campaign is $25 million, making it by far the largest fundraising effort in the University’s history and our first-ever campaign. We have an ambitious goal and a clear vision of how these funds should be utilized to take Morehead State University to a new level. The campaign is focused on four funding priorities. Each of these categories has specific projects where funds can be used to make significant and visible progress in the growth and improvement of MSU. •

We will advance academic excellence by increasing affordability of MSU’s educational offerings and providing even more opportunities for students’ growth and success through research.

“MSU alum and Super Bowl MVP quarterback Phil Simms is a walking testament to Morehead State University’s ability to produce true champions. Simms is just one of many MSU alumni who have gone on to achieve tremendous success but never forgets the importance of giving back to MSU.” ~ Brian Hutchinson, Class of 1996 Director of Athletics

We will continue to foster our bond between the University and the community by promoting the region’s artistic heritage through the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music, and giving both visitors and alumni a place to connect through the construction of an MSU Welcome Center.

We will begin to implement a master plan to make sweeping improvements to our athletic facilities.

We will grow the University’s annual fund, which provides immediate budgetary support to meet the changing needs of the institution.

Morehead State University is on a mission to educate people and serve our

“Morehead State isn’t just a college. In addition

region. With the current economic climate, donor generosity is needed, now

to an education, I will leave campus with new

more than ever, to fulfill that dream. The donated funds will help finance initiatives

experiences, new friendships and an abundance

outside the scope of the state and tuition-funded budget that will put us one step

of memories.”

closer to becoming the best public regional university in the South and allow this

~ Emily Griffith, Class of 2014

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Eagle EMPIRES Legacies are a rich part of MSU’s history and future. Morehead State University has produced tens of

Both families can trace their roots back to ancestors

thousands of Eagle alumni. If you took the time to look

who played pivotal roles in the University’s early

at the names of those MSU graduates throughout the

development and continued growth. As the two families

University’s 126-year history, you would probably notice

came together, they carried on a family legacy that

more than one instance where a particular name just

has produced new MSU graduates with each passing

keeps popping up.


That’s because there are many families with multiple

Multiple members of the Holbrook and Allen families

generations that have come to MSU to further their

have made invaluable contributions to the growth and

education and turn their dreams into a reality.

success of MSU with a family tree that beams with the

The Holbrook and Allen families are just a couple of

colors of blue and gold.

examples, but in a lot of ways, they are the examples.

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Allie W. Young

Young’s political clout that convinced the State Normal

For the Holbrook family, its legacy can

School Commission to turn the then-named Morehead

be traced back to a man who helped

Normal School into a state institution. The school

turn MSU into a public higher education

officially changed its name to Morehead State Normal


School in the fall semester of 1923.

Allie W. Young, a native of Morehead,

Young received the honor of having a new building on

was a prominent attorney who later

campus named after him in 1926. Formerly a residence

became a judge and state senator in

hall, Allie Young Hall currently serves as a student

the early part of the 20th century. It was

services building and houses the Caudill Health Clinic.

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Left: The Holbrook family can trace their MSU roots back to Dan Holbrook (pictured far right), one of the Morehead Normal School’s original instructors pictured here with his students in 1906. Right: Linus Fair, pictured with his daughters, Merl and Ruth.

Linus A. Fair

He returned from the Korean War to coach the

Fair originally came to MSU as an instructor of

Eagles baseball team for 14 seasons, winning OVC

mathematics in 1932 but later became the University’s

championships in 1957, 1969 and 1973 and earning OVC

registrar in 1950 while continuing to teach math courses.

Coach of the Year three times. He later retired as MSU’s

He then served as president of the Kentucky Registrars

assistant athletic director but worked closely with the

and chaired MSU’s Athletic Committee for more than 10

MSU Foundation until his death in 1999.


Allen Field, MSU’s baseball stadium, is named in Sonny’s

He was presented with the Founders Day Award for

honor, and his retired basketball jersey hangs proudly in

University Service in 1979 and the Linus Fair Scholarship

the rafters of Johnson Arena.

also was established in his name to provide financial assistance to math majors.

Merl Fair Allen and John Edward “Sonny” Allen John Edward “Sonny” Allen and Merl Fair Allen’s courtship began in Breckinridge Training School on the Morehead State campus. He was a star basketball player. She was a cheerleader.

“I look up at that banner that has my papaw’s number on it and I get emotional,” said Kristina Jane Holbrook Alderman (92), Sonny’s granddaughter. “I feel almost like an ownership of it.” Merl graduated from Morehead College in 1948 with a bachelor’s degree in home economics and went on to teach home economics for 30 years at high schools in Falmouth, Flemingsburg and Morehead. Sonny and

Sonny and Merl would go on to play similar roles later

Merl married in 1950. They had four children: Janie Allen

and each made their own distinct mark on MSU history.

Holbrook, Susan Jeanette Allen Chin (77), Patricia Ann

Sonny carved out a legendary career for the then-named

Allen James (79) and Dwayne Edward Allen (84).

Morehead College basketball squad while earning

Merl has been assisting MSU in key roles for half a

bachelor’s degrees in health/physical education and

century. She was a secretary and member of the Board

sociology in 1950. He was an All-American his senior

of Trustees of the MSU Foundation for two decades and

year, ranks third on MSU’s all-time scoring list and is the

served on the MSU Alumni Association for 32 years,

only player in MSU history to make an all-conference

including a two-year term as president.

team all four years of his college career.

Merl’s father, Linus A. Fair, earned the Founders Day

“Everything he tried in athletics, he was good at,”Merl,

Award for University Service in 1979, and she followed in

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his footsteps, earning the honor in 2003.

“We always said Sonny was as cocky as all get out, but

Along with sharing an award with her father, Merl also

a good cocky,” said Jane Young Holbrook, a childhood

shares a philosophy of his that she hopes passes through

friend of Merl and Sonny.

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“Daddy was insistent. He said you needed as much

Harold was a student-athlete at Morehead State,

education as you possibly could get,” she said.

taking pre-dental courses while also playing basketball.

Harold Edward Holbrook I and Jane Young Holbrook Harold Edward Holbrook and Jane Young Holbrook also fell victim to young love. They began dating at the age of 14 and would later go on to 65 years of marriage.

He finished his dental schooling at the University of Louisville and he and Jane remained in touch through letters and phone calls while she was a sophomore at the University of Kentucky. After marrying in December 1946, the two lived in Morehead, where Harold practiced dentistry for 42 years before he passed away in May

“We both loved Morehead and we loved each other,”

2012. The couple had three children: Cynthia Holbrook

Jane said. “We fit like pieces of a puzzle.”

Combs, Harold Edward “Eddie” Holbrook Jr., and Terri

The two Morehead natives both had a bit of MSU history in common. Harold’s grandfather, Dan Martin Holbrook, was one

Tuttle. Over the years, she has taken on a new duty: family MSU historian.

of the very first full-time teachers at the then-named

She’s saved countless documents and photos of the

Morehead Normal School in the late 1800s and his father,

Holbrook and Allen families. She feels it’s important for as

Roy Ernest Holbrook, coached Breckinridge Training

many family members as possible to know the role their

School’s only football team and the basketball squad as

ancestors played in the growth of this institution.

a student teacher. Jane’s father is Allie W. Young, the political force that helped establish Morehead State Normal School as a public institution. Jane has fond memories of growing up near campus, where she and her friends would play until dark. Her dad passed away when she was young, but she feels a connection to what he left her.

“When you get to my age, you want them to know what their heritage is,” she said. “I want them to know what’s behind them.”

Jane “Janie” Allen Holbrook and Harold Edward “Eddie” Holbrook Jr. For two families each with their own separate and significant ties to MSU’s history and growth to come

“What made this a great town was the University,” Jane

together, it’s only fitting it happened at a place very

said. “The greatest thing he did for me was leaving me a


great town to grow up in.”

“Breck (short for Breckinridge Training School) was such a small school that everybody knew everybody,” said Jane “Janie” Allen Holbrook.

Sonny Allen (left) became an MSU basketball legend thanks to his contributions on the court. A young Linus A. Fair (center) was voted “most handsome” during his college years. He and his daughter, Merl Fair Allen (right), would both eventually go on to earn the Founders Day Award for University Service.

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What started off as making homemade T-shirts for family and friends eventually turned into Holbrook’s Embroidery Plus, which Janie, Eddie, their daughter, Kari, and her husband, Cameron Flanders, opened in downtown Morehead in 2000.

I don’t I think MSU pride will stay in the family. our blood. think it’ll be lost. It’s on all sides. It’s in Always will be. Eddie Holbrook Jr.

As it turns out, Janie knew her future husband long

“That was the straw that broke the camel’s back,” Janie

before they got married. She and Harold Edward “Eddie”

said. “We decided somebody’s going to have to start the

Holbrook Jr. both went to Breck from first through twelfth


grade, with Janie being one year behind Eddie. The two began seeing each other in high school and would marry after Janie graduated in 1969.

The business grew so much that Janie quit running her home nursery to assist Kari, the store’s manager, a few years later. It eventually moved from its original location

“It didn’t take us very long to realize that what we wanted

at 110 W. Main St. down the road to its larger, current

to do was to spend the rest of their lives together,” Eddie

location at 117 E. Main St. Some of the retail store’s


earliest orders were from people wanting to show off

The two each spent a brief time studying at MSU before

their MSU pride.

deciding to start a family. The couple had four children:

HEP now finds itself frequently filling larger orders for the

Kristina Jane Holbrook Alderman (92), Harold Edward

University. Members of MSU fraternities and sororities

“Tripp” Holbrook III, Kari Suzanne Holbrook Flanders and

get much of their Greek-themed merchandise made

John Allen Holbrook.

there. Eddie said it makes him feel good to know his

From there, Janie ran a day care from the couple’s home for 26 years while Eddie found work and served in the

family business allows even more people to be exposed to MSU.

National Guard for six years before taking his current job

“I’m very, very proud to be a part of this University family.

at Big 4 Lumber Inc./ACE Hardware in Morehead.

Without MSU, we wouldn’t have our business,” he

It was one of Janie’s crafty and creative hobbies that would allow the Holbrook’s to give back to MSU in a big way. Every holiday, she would make handmade shirts

said. “Nothing makes me happier than to see someone wearing a piece of clothing that has MSU’s insignia on it. If we did it, that makes me even prouder.”

for the children she baby-sat and other family members.

As Janie and Eddie’s children have gone on to have

She and Eddie later bought an embroidery machine

children of their own, the Holbrook family continues to

and began taking local orders out of their house. When

make efforts to ensure that MSU pride endures as the

people from as far away as West Liberty came knocking

family tree continues to grow. They try to inform them

on their doorstep, they realized there was a big demand

of the family legacy and show them what Morehead

that spawned a big idea.

State has done to change their lives in the hopes that,

“At first, they thought it was just going to be a personal hobby. I was like, look, we have a tiger by the tail and we

wherever they go in life, they’ll always carry a little bit of Eagle spirit.

need to decide what we’re going to do,” Eddie said. Fall 2 013 | 11

The “Lake” Effect Lake Kelly’s legacy lives on at MSU. Spirited students and long-standing Morehead State

Marti recalls when her husband took the job at MSU,

alums both want to see the Eagles make their mark in

she felt like she belonged. After a tough game on the

athletic competition. In the case of the Kelly/Tenyer

hardwood, many of the players and supporters would

family, it’s much more than that.

end up at the Kelly household for a postgame meal or

Whether it’s playing on the court, coaching on the

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sidelines or cheering in the stands, this family’s Eagle

“You had an instant social life and everyone was so nice

pride stretches across three generations and has helped

and so friendly,” Marti said. “The University was like your

to advance the athletic culture at MSU.

second family.”

The Kelly and Tenyer family legacy in athletics started

The time that followed led the two on what Marti calls

with a coach and his equally competitive wife. The late

a “career adventure” as Lake moved up the coaching

Lake Kelly (61) got his first college coaching job when

ranks. He would eventually take the head coaching job at

he became an assistant basketball coach at MSU in the

OVC rival Austin Peay State University, where he led the

1960s. His wife, Martha “Marti” Kelly, was his ever-

team to three NCAA tournament appearances, and was

present supporter and the Eagles’ biggest unofficial

an assistant coach at the University of Kentucky during


their run to the Final Four in 1984.

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While Lake’s career eventually led to him departing

Drew Kelly, son of Brian and Gloria Kelly, is a red shirt

MSU, Lake and Marti’s three children each managed to

junior and power forward. He originally attended Miami

continue the family’s athletics legacy as either student-

University in Oxford, Ohio, but when his grandfather Lake

athletes or eventual MSU staff members. Brian Kelly

passed away, he decided to transfer to Morehead State

(86) was a basketball player for MSU in the 1980s while

to be closer to his family.

the oldest son, Lake Jr. (84), is currently employed as the natatorium service technician in Morehead State’s Recreation & Wellness Center. Marti and Lake’s only daughter, Jane Kelly Tenyer (94), is currently the assistant director at the wellness center and oversees areas of fitness, wellness and student development. Jane knew firsthand what it was like to live in a household that was obsessed with competitive sports. Aside from the X’s and O’s, she saw the fulfillment her family got by taking care of student-athletes. “I grew up with a coach and it’s a neat thing to get to experience, to get to watch your dad work,” Jane said. “I admired my dad because he affected so many young people and they became family.” She was born into the coaching lifestyle and Jane’s romantic life would also lead her down that familiar road. She met her husband, Rob Tenyer, in 2004 while she was working on campus and Rob was serving as assistant coach for the MSU football team. Over the course of 12 years, he too has grown to see the University as an extended family.

Drew said he knows he made the right decision to come to MSU and he feels like he is playing for more than just himself. “Playing here, you’re playing more for your family. More a community instead of just a school,” Drew said. “I can play for them and keep the Kelly tradition going.” Whether Drew takes to the court at home or on the road, there’s a good chance you’ll see the Kellys and Tenyers in attendance. You’ll surely catch Marti there not only cheering in the stands but bringing something extra for the players’ spirits and appetites. “She gets to baking and makes us all kinds of bags of cookies and rice cake balls and other things. They all love it,” Drew said. “There’s just something about sports that just gives you a little added zip,” Marti said. “Here I am, 76, still jumping up and down and screaming at teams. There must be something about that that keeps me young.” Jane said that she and Rob do their part to keep traditions like that from never dying. She’ll work up a sweat baking sweets in the kitchen just like Marti did and the Tenyers will have players over for meals or just good

“The institution has really allowed me to grow as an

conversation. She wants the Kelly and Tenyer families to

individual and I’ve just kind of bought into the mission

continue to contribute to success in MSU athletics, but

and the spirit of the University,” Tenyer said. “People ask

she said the family’s real legacy can’t be found in any stat

me all the time, ‘Why Morehead State?’ The answer is


simple: it’s the people.”

“More than awards and championships, to us, life is

In December 2012, Tenyer was promoted to head coach

about making an impact in a positive way. Making an

of the MSU football squad. While he will be leading his

impact in a young person’s life.” Jane said. “That’s what

players on the gridiron, another member of the Kelly

it’s always been about.”

family will be trying to help the Eagles succeed on the basketball court.

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Tenyer named MSU’s head football coach Rob Tenyer has spent the past 12 seasons helping

where he was an all-league selection in all three sports

the Morehead State University football team achieve

and eventually was inducted into the hall of fame in 2010.

success on the sidelines as an assistant coach. Now,

He later went on to attend Olivet College in Olivet, Mich.

Tenyer is being tasked to lead MSU football into the

On his way to earning his bachelor’s degree in 1995, he


was a four-year letter winner at quarterback and served

Tenyer has been named the head coach of the MSU squad, making him the 14th coach in school history. “He has always exhibited tremendous passion for our program and when I began to think about who should lead it, it became evident that Rob had the requisite experience and plan to do so,” said MSU Athletics Director Brian Hutchinson. “I was particularly impressed with his preparation and vision for our team’s success.” A football, basketball and baseball star growing up, Tenyer graduated from Marine City High School (Mich.),

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as the football team’s captain his senior year. Tenyer’s coaching career would take him across the country and overseas before he came to MSU. He worked in several notable camps in Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas and was a player/coach with a professional team in Landsberg, Germany, in 1996. His first college coaching job came when he took a position as an assistant coach for Centre College in Danville from 1998 to 2000.

Then, he made his way to MSU as an assistant coach, where he would eventually coach almost every aspect of the Eagle offense. He’s coached running backs all 12 years, but also served as a receivers coach, strength and conditioning coordinator and equipment coordinator. His experience on the offensive side of the ball led to his promotion to offensive coordinator two years ago. Under Tenyer’s guidance, the Eagle offense set 29 school records. MSU’s offense paced the Pioneer Football

Eagle Football Coaching Staff

League in five statistical categories in 2011 and six in

Craig Mullins:

Offensive Coordinator & Quarterbacks

Phil Burnett:

Defensive Coordinator & Linebackers

Dontae Wright:

Defensive Line & Recruiting Coordinator

2012, including leading the PFL in points, total yards and passing yards. Coach Tenyer is equally focused on keeping his players in line academically. He has been the football staff’s academic liaison the past two years, where he monitored and assisted more than 100 student-athletes in their pursuit of degrees at MSU.

Patrick St. Louis: Offensive Line

“Given that the PFL champion will now appear in the FCS

Andre Woodson: Wide Receivers

playoffs, we needed someone with the energy and drive Rob has to lead us there,” Hutchinson added. Coach Tenyer sees becoming the head coach of the MSU Eagles as a chance of a lifetime, and he’ll use all of experience to ensure the team becomes a force on the

Rod West:

Defensive Backs & Special Teams

Brett Rude:

Tight Ends & Assistant Offensive Line

Andrew Doan:

Assistant Defensive Line, Assistant Linebackers & Alumni Relations

gridiron. “I wouldn’t have taken this job if I didn’t think we could win and be successful,” Tenyer said.

Wes McDermott: Assistant Defensive Backs Matt Forrest:

Running Backs

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An MSU legacy passes from mother to daughter Trisha Nance Young (93) is a proud Morehead State alum

was one of several options for college. She decided she

who wanted nothing more than for her daughter, Deanna

and her mother should both attend an MSU Open House

Bruce, to carry on the family legacy. Deanna, at first,

event in March.

wasn’t quite sure if MSU is where she wanted to be. She needed a bit of persuasion, and at one of MSU’s Open

reasons that her mother did. She liked the proximity to

House events, it’s exactly what she got to turn her into a

home along with the campus’s size and small-town feel.

proud Eagle.

What ultimately sold her on MSU was an informative

For mother Trisha, MSU was always a logical choice.

experience and a welcoming spirit.

Growing up in the small town of Coal Grove, Ohio, she

“When I got to meet some of the professors, I felt like they

was looking for an institution that would make her

could relate and they know what I’m going through as an

transition from high school to college life as smooth as

incoming freshman,” Deanna said. “My campus visit kind


of sealed the deal. If I could have moved in when I went

“It was overwhelming at first, but MSU was everything I

for our campus visit, I probably would have.”

wanted it to be,” Trisha said. “Everything was easy to get

With Deanna slated to begin her freshman year at MSU in

to. It was easy to navigate. Students, faculty members,

Fall 2013, she said she will arrive on campus with a great

everybody was just very nice and very accommodating.”

deal of excitement to start her own college journey while

Trisha went on to earn a B.A. degree in paralegal studies.

continuing to honor her family’s college heritage.

This is also where she met Deanna’s father, Scott Bruce

“I like that traditional feel of keeping on that legacy. My

(92). When she reflects to her time on MSU’s campus, it’s

parents both graduated from MSU with four-year degrees.

always with a sense of pride. As for Deanna, a 17-year-

I like the feel of following in your parents footsteps.”

old junior at Paul G. Blazer High School in Ashland, MSU

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Baldwin leaves behind legacy of service Morehead State University lost a man who served his

staff positions during his 22-year career before retiring

University, community and country with pride. Lt. Col.

from the Army with the rank of lieutenant colonel.

Alan R. Baldwin, an MSU retiree and former Morehead councilman, passed away in his home July 14 at the age of 66.

Baldwin made a permanent home in Morehead in 1989 and built a reputation as an active and passionate member of the MSU staff until his retirement from the

A former assistant to the provost, Baldwin joined MSU in

University in 2009. He enjoyed all aspects of university

1978 as an assistant professor of military science. After

service and loved planning and coordinating the annual

leaving briefly, he returned in 1985 and was named chair

holiday dinner parties and fundraising galas at MSU. He

of the Department of Military Science after which he held

took a leading role in bringing the Governor’s Scholars

numerous titles. MSU’s Veterans Resource Center was

Program to MSU’s campus and remained involved with

named in his honor in February.

that program until his death.

Born in Danville, he attended schools in Hopkinsville and

His service extended to the community, where he was

graduated from Vicenza (Italy) American High School. He

owner and part-time operator of a “nonprofit” antique

earned a B.A. degree from Eastern Kentucky University in

business on Main Street. Hoping to stimulate downtown

1968 and a M.A. degree in history from MSU in 1990.

development, encourage tourism and make it an even

Baldwin’s eventual position with the Department of Military Science was well earned through years of military service. A Commandant’s List graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Baldwin was a graduate of the Defense Language Institute. Army postings included Ft. Still, Okla., three tours in Germany and a year in Vietnam, where he served as commander of a transportation company. He received the Bronze Star, two Meritorious Service Medals, the Joint Service Commendations Medal and two Army Commendation Medals. He held various commands and

better place to live, he served on many committees and boards. He thoroughly enjoyed his many years on the City Council. He also took pride in being a great husband, father, grandfather and inspirational public servant before he succumbed to a lengthy battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Yvonne Honeycutt Baldwin (81); son, Matthew Alan Baldwin (99) and wife Farrah Long (01); daughter, Amanda Carrie Baldwin (05) and husband John Clay Howard; grandson, John Baldwin (Jack) Howard; and granddaughter, Mallory Grace Baldwin.

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Inaugural celebration, “Bluegrass Ball,” features MSU talent Tony Pence (12), contributing writer

America’s 57th Presidential Inauguration festivities

Beshear, Congressmen Brett Guthrie, Thomas Massie

began the weekend of Jan. 19. The Marriott Wardman

and Andy Barr, and a toast to the Commonwealth was

Park Hotel was the backdrop for the Bluegrass Ball,

given by Congressman John Yarmuth. More than 1,000

considered each four years to be one of the premier

guests were treated to a four-course dinner by Celebrity

inaugural galas.

Chef and Iron Chef America alumnus Edward Lee of 610

The Kentucky Society of Washington has played host to the non-partisan Bluegrass Ball since Kentuckian Alben

When the formalities of speeches and toasts were

Barkley was vice president in 1949 and has long been

completed, Electric Ledge was joined onstage by

considered by Washington insiders as one of the two

Gov. Beshear, Lt. Gov. Abramson and Ashley Judd for

or three “go to” galas. This year did not disappoint as

the singing of “My Old Kentucky Home.” The band is

the 2013 edition of the Bluegrass Ball was noted by the

comprised of Morehead State music faculty, guitarist and

Washington Post as an Editor’s Pick.

bandleader Glen Ginn; keyboardist Dr. Steven Snyder;

The Bourbon Trail, sponsored by the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, began the formal event as the black-tie clad dignitaries and guests arrived. The Letcher County High School and Jr. ROTC Band provided the Call to the

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Magnolia in Louisville.

saxophonist Dr. Gordon Towell; and bassist Daniel Cecil, as well as Lexington drummer and percussion educator Paul Deathridge. Rounding out the ensemble were featured vocalists Tony Pence (12) and Lisa Ginn.

Post as couples were escorted in promenade down the

The performance by Electric Ledge came about when

staircase into the Grand Ballroom. The mistresses of

Mac Riley, past president and current treasurer of the

ceremonies for this year’s event were former Kentucky

Kentucky Society of Washington requested his friend

first lady Phyllis George and her daughter Pamela Brown.

Pence recruit a band willing to travel to Washington, D.C.

The national anthem was sung by 2012 Miss Kentucky

Pence’s discussion with Ginn resulted in the University

Jessica Casebolt. Greetings were offered by Gov. Steve

sponsoring the transportation expenses, and on location,

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the band was hosted by Mac and Michelle-Anne Riley,

The Bluegrass Ball also was attended by Rep. Rocky

making possible the band’s gratis performance at the

Adkins (82) of Sandy Hook and Sen. Robin Webb (83) of

Bluegrass Ball.


While in the capital city, the MSU contingency was received at the Army-Navy Club for a Friday evening dinner that included Chef and Mrs. Lee, Gene and Judy Clabes of Paris, and hosted by the Rileys and their daughter Mary Catherine.

About the writer: Tony Pence is host of both The Bluegrass Railroad and The Country Jukebox on Morehead State Public Radio. In addition to radio, he is a veteran singer/songwriter who also writes an occasional

Saturday morning, the group toured the monuments

column for KyForward, an online newspaper based in

around the tidal basin and the Lincoln Memorial. The

Lexington, featuring the arts in the foothills of Appalachia.

afternoon included the load-in, sound check and the

After a 20-year career in the insurance industry, he

streets of the city as Electric Ledge prepared for the

returned to academia and graduated from MSU.

evening’s entertainment. Excitement was in the air at the Wardman Park Grand Ballroom when the band took the stage a little before 10 p.m., and played non-stop until approximately 1:30 in the morning.

Ashley Judd was among the special guests in attendance (above) who joined Electric Ledge on stage for a performance of “My Old Kentucky Home.” Tony Pence (right) also took the stage as a featured vocal performer.

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2013 Spring Gala Guests received the red carpet treatment upon arriving at the 2013 Spring Gala.

True to its Kentucky Derby theme, this year’s Spring Gala even featured a “Call the the Post” performed by MSU alum and music professor Greg Wing (76).

Amber Philpott Hill (03), award-winning journalist from WKYT in Lexington, hosted “All Things Kentucky” at the Morehead State Opry in Button Auditorium.

With horses and jockeys roaming the grounds, the campus was transformed in honor of the Spring Gala’s Kentucky Derby theme.

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COMMENCEMENT During the morning graduation ceremony, student representative Logan Higginbotham (13) of Morehead gave the commencement address to the newest MSU graduates.

This year’s spring commencement honored the first graduating class from MSU’s new Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program.

Stephanie G. Gibson (13) of Salyersville had the honor of representing her graduating class while giving the commencement address for the afternoon graduation ceremony.

MSU ROTC officers were commissioned during the spring 2013 commencement proceedings.

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Home games in bold All times Eastern and subject to change

Eagle Football Dates Aug. 29 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 23

OPPONENT Pikeville (Ky.) Youngstown State Jacksonville Eastern Kentucky (Family Weekend) Davidson Campbell Valparaiso Dayton (Homecoming) Drake San Diego Butler Charlotte

Eagle VOLLeyball

Location Morehead, Ky. Youngstown, Ohio Jacksonville, Fla. Morehead, Ky.

TIME 7 p.m. 4 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m.

Morehead, Ky. Buies Creek, N.C. Valparaiso, Ind. Morehead, Ky. Des Moines, Iowa Morehead, Ky. Morehead, Ky. Morehead, Ky.

1 p.m. 1 p.m. 2 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m.

Location Morehead, Ky. Columbus, Ohio Loretto, Pa. Morehead, Ky. Morgantown, W.Va. Morehead, Ky. Athens, Ohio Louisville, Ky. Morehead, Ky. Boone, N.C. Jacksonville, Ala. Charleston, Ill. Edwardsville, Ill. Morehead, Ky. Morehead, Ky. Clarksville, Tenn. Morehead, Ky. Cookeville, Tenn. Morehead, Ky. Morehead, Ky.

TIME 1 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m. 5 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m. 8 p.m. 1 p.m. 4 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m.

Eagle SOCCER Dates OPPONENT Aug. 18 Western Kentucky (Exh.) Aug. 23 Ohio State Aug. 25 St. Francis (Pa.) Aug. 30 Akron Sept. 1 West Virginia Sept. 6 Northern Kentucky Sept. 8 Ohio Sept. 13 Louisville Sept. 15 Xavier Sept. 22 Appalachian State Sept. 29 Jacksonville State Oct. 4 Eastern Illinois Oct. 6 SIU Edwardsville Oct. 11 UT Martin Oct. 13 Southeast Missouri Oct. 18 Austin Peay Oct. 20 Murray State Oct. 25 Tennessee Tech Oct. 27 Belmont Nov. 1 Eastern Kentucky

Dates Aug. 30 Aug. 30 Aug. 31 Sept. 4 Sept. 6 Sept. 7 Sept. 7 Sept. 13 Sept. 14 Sept. 14 Sept. 20 Sept. 20 Sept. 21 Sept. 23 Sept. 27 Sept. 28 Oct. 2 Oct. 5 Oct. 11 Oct. 12 Oct. 15 Oct. 18 Oct. 19 Oct. 25 Oct. 26 Nov. 1 Nov. 2 Nov. 8 Nov. 9 Nov. 13 Nov. 16

OPPONENT Tennessee Butler Cincinnati Marshall Saint Louis IUPUI Montana State West Virginia Hampton Campbell Rutgers Cornell Pittsburg Kentucky Belmont Tennessee State Eastern Kentucky Murray State Eastern Illinois SIU Edwardsville Xavier Jacksonville State Tennessee Tech Southeast Missouri UT Martin Tennessee Tech Jacksonville State Tennessee State Belmont Eastern Kentucky Austin Peay

Location Cincinnati, Ohio Cincinnati, Ohio Cincinnati, Ohio Morehead, Ky. Morehead, Ky. Morehead, Ky. Morehead, Ky. Morehead, Ky. Morehead, Ky. Morehead, Ky. Pittsburgh, Pa. Pittsburgh, Pa. Pittsburgh, Pa. Lexington, Ky. Nashville, Tenn. Nashville, Tenn. Morehead, Ky. Murray, Ky. Morehead, Ky. Morehead, Ky. Cincinnati, Ohio Morehead, Ky. Morehead, Ky. Cape Girardeau, Mo. Martin, Tenn. Cookeville, Tenn. Jacksonville, Ala. Morehead, Ky. Morehead, Ky. Richmond, Ky. Morehead, Ky.

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TIME 10:30 a.m. 5 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 11 a.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m. 4 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 5 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 8 p.m. 3 p.m. 8 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 5 p.m. 7 p.m. 5 p.m.

Home games in bold All times Eastern and subject to change

Eagle Men’s golf

Eagle WOMen’s golf

Dates EVENT COURSE LOCATION Sept. 9-10 Wasioto Winds Fall Kick-Off Invitational Pineville, Ky. Wasioto Winds Golf Course Sept. 30- Oct. 1 Murray State Invitational Miller Memorial Murray, Ky. Golf Course Oct. 7-8 Cincinnati Bearcat Invitational Traditions Golf Club Hebron, Ky. Oct. 14-15 Austin Peay Intercollegiate The Links at Novadell Hopkinsville, Ky. Mar. 10-11 Grover Page Classic Jackson Country Club Jackson, Tenn. Mar. 15-16 Mission Inn Spring Spectacular Howie-in-the-Hills, Fla. Mission Inn Golf Resort Mar. 28-30 Spring Break Championship The Fountains Boca Raton, Fla. Apr. 7-8 Jacksonville State Tournament Gadsden, Ala. Silver Lakes Golf Course Apr. 12-13 UK Bluegrass Invitational University Club Lexington, Ky. Apr. 14-15 TSU Big Blue Invitational Nashville, Tenn. The Hermitage Golf Course Apr. 25-27 OVC Championship Florence, Ala. The Shoals, Fighting Joe Course

Dates Sept. 2-3 Sept. 15-17 Sept. 23-25 Oct. 5-7 Oct. 21-22 Mar. 10-11 Mar. 14-16 Mar. 23-25 Apr. 4-5 Apr. 14 Apr. 21-23

EVENT COURSE LOCATION Kentucky Regional Rivalry Lexington, Ky. Kearney Hills Golf Course William & Mary Invitational Kingsmill Resort Williamsburg, Va. Golfweek Conference Challenge Red Sky Golf Club Wolcott, Colo. LPGA Xavier Invitational Daytona Beach, Fla. LPGA International (Legends) MTSU Blue Raider Invitational Old Fort Golf Club Murfreesboro, Tenn. North Florida Invitational Jacksonville, Fla. Jacksonville Country Club JMU Eagle Landing Invitational Orange Park, Fla. Eagle Landing Golf Club MSU Ocala Spring Invitational Ocala, Fla. Juliette Falls Golf Resort EKU Lady Colonel Classic Arlington Country Club Richmond, Ky. Tri-match vs. Tennessee Tech & TBD TBD Ohio Valley Conference Championship Shoals, Ala. The Shoals Muscle

Eagle Cross Country Dates RACE/EVENT Aug. 31 Brooks Memphis Twilight Mike Rose Complex Sept. 14 Commodore Classic Percy Warner Park Oct. 5 Greater Louisville Classic E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park Oct. 18 Blue Ridge Open Don Kennedy Trails Nov. 2 OVC Championship Eagle Trace Golf Course Nov. 15 NCAA Southeast Regionals Panorama Farms

LOCATION Memphis, Tenn.

HOST Christian Brothers

Nashville, Tenn.


Louisville, Ky.


Boone, N.C.

Appalachian State

Morehead, Ky.

Morehead State

Earlysville, Va.


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Harbaugh goes from Eagle gridiron to Super Bowl success Anyone who watched Super Bowl XLVII not only got to

“I got a call in 1987 from John and I thought he was going

see the Baltimore Ravens edge out the San Francisco

to recommend somebody. I was waiting for him to say

49ers to become the champions of the NFL, they got to

who he was going to recommend and he said, ‘Coach, I

see just how much the Harbaugh family is synonymous

would like to get into college coaching.’ I said, ‘Don’t fill

with the game itself.

out an application. You’ve got the job. Come on up here.’”

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh faced off with his

Baldridge gave John his first coaching job in college

younger brother, 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, in

football during the 1988 season, and he gave him plenty

what was referred to by many as the “Harbaugh Bowl.”

of responsibilities. As an assistant coach, John was the

Both of these successful coaches worked through

special teams and defensive backs coach while also

the ranks to reach the elite level. In the case of John

serving as recruiting coordinator and overseeing the

Harbaugh, the journey started at Morehead State.

players’ strength and conditioning. He coached at MSU

One of the reasons John came to MSU is partly because he was simply following in his family’s footsteps. His

for one season before taking a special teams coordinator position with the Cincinnati Bearcats.

father, Jack Harbaugh, was an assistant coach in 1967

On the way to the Lombardi Trophy, John has remained

and oversaw the Eagles’ defensive secondary.

grateful to MSU for giving him his first shot. Baldridge

Bill Baldridge (68), who would later become MSU’s head football coach from 1983-89, was a player under

and his family got to attend a Baltimore Ravens game last season as John’s guests.

Jack and was a babysitter for the Harbaugh brothers on

“I texted him and said, ‘It was quite an honor to be there.’

occasion. He said hePROUDLY kept tabs on thePREMIERING Harbaugh boys and

He texted me back and said, ‘I’m thankful to be there one

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MSU student-athletes receive multiple honors For the student-athlete, juggling studies and sport is

A native of Acworth, Ga., Sawyer set MSU single-season

no easy task. At Morehead State, the student-athletes

and school-career records, most notably in receptions

that have excelled in the classroom and in athletic

and receiving yards. The First-Team All-PFL player

competition received special recognition.

was invited to participate in the Football Championship

The Morehead State Student-Athlete Honors Banquet,

Subdivision Senior Scout Bowl.

hosted by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee,

Hailing from Louisville, Roberson helped the Eagles to

celebrated the academic and athletic achievements of

a perfect 16-0 conference record and 26-7 overall mark

MSU student-athletes.

while being honored as the OVC Female Athlete of the

The Male and Female Scholar of the Year awards were presented to redshirt-junior baseball player Nick Duff and senior soccer player Samantha Toepfer. The awards are presented to the student-athletes with the

Year and the OVC Player of the Year. Roberson was also named an American Volleyball Coaches Association Honorable Mention All-American and was a FirstTeam All-Midwest Region selection.

highest cumulative GPA and is generally awarded to

Roberson was also awarded the Laughlin-Miller Award,


which is presented to student-athletes exemplifying

Toepfer, a Cincinnati native, is a mathematics major with a 3.95 GPA. She has received the Ohio Valley Conference

athletic and academic excellence, character, and a dedication to both school and community service.

Medal of Honor twice and is a three-time member of

The Eagle volleyball team earned the Team Academic

the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Duff, born-and-

Award for the third consecutive year after posting the

raised in Morehead, is an exercise science major with

highest team GPA (3.61) out of the 16 MSU squads.

a 3.85 GPA. He’s also a CoSIDA First-Team Academic

After completing 300 hours of service, the softball team

All-District II honoree and was twice named to the OVC

earned the Team Community Service Award, which is

Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

given to the team that shows the most dedication to the

The Mr. and Miss Eagle awards were given to senior

Morehead community.

football player Donte Sawyer and senior volleyball player Ellie Roberson for their standout play within the Pioneer Football League and the OVC.

NCAA Guidelines Morehead State University is committed to upholding the highest degree of academic and athletic integrity. Therefore, we are providing this information to assist our loyal supporters in understanding often confusing NCAA regulations. The NCAA defines “representatives of athletic interests” as alumni, friends and boosters of the University. Member institutions are held accountable for the actions of their representatives. A single violation of NCAA rules by a representative could jeopardize the eligibility for Eagle athletic programs. Our coaches and student-athletes have worked hard over the years to attain success, both in the classroom and on the playing fields. By assisting the University in rules compliance, you help maintain the integrity of Eagle Athletics, and protect the eligibility of our student-athletes.

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Eagle runner experiences triumph and tragedy at Boston Marathon It wasn’t the first marathon Lesley Gray (98) had ever run, but it was certainly the biggest. The Boston Marathon is a landmark achievement for

“It’s so funny because you’re sitting there and you’re

any runner. Regardless of placing, merely qualifying for

like, ‘Holy crap! I got in!’ and then you’re thinking, ‘Oh my

the race is an accomplishment in and of itself, let alone

gosh! I’ve got to train,’” she said.

finishing it. After completing the 2013 Boston Marathon, Gray felt a

Kinney, and she said she felt like royalty when she got

mix of pain and euphoria fueled by fatigue, endorphins

there. Cab drivers and hotel staff all offered words of

and adrenaline. She felt the satisfaction of success

encouragement after learning of her participation in the

having once again pushed her body through 26.2 grueling

race. She joined the other 27,000 runners at the “Starting

miles to accomplish a goal few have achieved.

Village” in Hopkinton, Mass., and as she began her run,

After the race, she felt something different because of the tragic bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon feelings of uncertainty, confusion and fear. Before having to deal with the shocking circumstances of that day, Gray was caught up in the entire experience

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Gray made the trip to Boston with her boyfriend, Marty

she felt not only the race’s grand scale but also the city’s enthusiasm. “The crowd support was amazing. They’re on their front lawns. They’re handing out oranges, Twizzlers, Popsicles,” Gray said. “It’s like a holiday to them.”

leading up to the race. She had previously completed six

Gray made it into downtown Boston and crossed the

marathons, recording a personal best time of 03:38 at the

finish line with a time of 03:52:58. Feeling disoriented,

2012 Carmel (Ind.) Marathon. With that time, she received

dehydrated and cool because of skyscrapers blocking

notification in October 2012 that her application had been

the midday sun, she was overcome with emotion.

accepted and she could run the 2013 Boston Marathon.

She was looking forward to an aluminum blanket, her

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commemorative medal, seeing her boyfriend and calling her mother, not to mention an indulgent post-race meal. In the family reunion area, she made a phone call to another Louisville runner she had met in Boston to let her know she was heading back to the hotel. “As soon as I hung up the phone, the first blast hit. We were a block away and it was very loud. It was this huge Gray said. “Instantly, you just knew something was wrong.” Seconds later, Gray heard the second explosion, which prompted her and Kinney to start walking away from the smoke. She called her mother and asked her to look on the Internet to see if anything unusual was happening

I’m going to run for appre ciation of those who helped that day and tho se who stepped up that day. I think I’ll probably cycle through a lot of it. Each day, I feel something different about this. Lesley Gray (98)

metallic boom and you saw everybody kind of shudder,”

in Boston. Gray walked around confused in the massive crowd in an unfamiliar city on high alert. She saw several

“He said, ‘I’m angry. I’ll be back next year. I won’t

workers in business suits standing outside glued to their

change my routine. I’m a Boston Marathoner’,” Gray

phones when her mother called back.

said. “The hairs on the back of my neck stood up.”

“She said, ‘Stay away from trash cans, stay away from

The conversation stuck with Gray, and while the terrible

large gatherings and get to a hotel’,” Gray said.

act marred the pinnacle of her running career, it also

The couple was trying to find their hotel but ended

gave her another reason to race.

up walking three miles in the wrong direction. They

“I know that every time I run, it’ll have a different

eventually stumbled upon a YMCA in Chintatown and

meaning. I may be running for someone who lost their

Gray, skin cold and covered in salt, went in for a warm

life on that day, somebody who lost a family member,

respite before catching a cab back to her hotel.

somebody who lost a limb, somebody who was sitting

Gray would later learn that her personal goal of completing the Boston Marathon in less than four hours

there in the crowd and said, ‘I want to do that some day,’ and had that taken away,” Gray said.

probably saved her life. The first explosion went off 17

Recently, Gray completed her eighth marathon. At the

minutes after she crossed the finish line.

last minute, she signed up and ran the 2013 Kentucky

While many runners at Gray’s hotel gathered in the lobby eating hamburgers and drinking beer in celebration of their accomplishment, she was still shaken. “I told Marty, ‘I’ll never run a big race again. I’ll only run 5Ks’,” she said. At dinner, she met a two-time Boston Marathon runner

Derby Festival Marathon in Louisville and finished with a time of 03:42, 10 minutes faster than her Boston Marathon time. That qualifies her for the 2014 Boston Marathon and she’s already started searching for hotel accommodations. “It’s amazing what your heart will let your body do,” she said.

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Ruth B. and Ed L. Shannon

Donors whose current gift level or cumulative giving is in the $100,000 - $499,999 range. Allen Brothers Realty Inc.

Donald and Arye Dethmers

Lexmark International Inc.

Rowan County Fiscal Court

Ashland Inc.

E.O. Robinson Mountain Trust

Boone Logan

George D. and Alva C. Scott

Roger W. and Bernice Barbour

Richard Edgeworth

Ronald D. Martin

William R. and Susie Seaton

Wayne G. Basler

Emerson Power Transmission

Elizabeth Martindale

Phillip M. and Diana Simms

Paul and Suanne Blair

Frederick & May Lumber Company

MSU Student Government Association

J. Phil Smith

Shirley and Carole Browning

Gifts-In-Kind International

Myrtle Mae Mitchell Trust

Dr. Norman and Deane Tant

B. Proctor and Bobbie Caudill

Mary Gilmer

National Assoc. for the Exchange of Industrial

The Citizens Bank of Morehead

Dr. C. Louise Caudill

Norma Hogge and Judge Elijah M. Hogge

Chakeres Theatres Inc.

Holiday Inn of Morehead

National Processing Company LLC

Richard and Carolina Walls

Citizens National Bank

Jacor Communications Inc.

Greg, Sally, Sara, Laura, and Lindsay Palmer

Jim and Madonna Weathers

City of Morehead

Juanita Justice

Charles (Izzy) and T. Starr Porter

Whitaker Bank of Morehead

Ted L. and Jean Crosthwait


Powell Construction Co. Inc.


US Bank, N.A.

Donors whose current gift level or cumulative giving is in the $50,000 - $99,999 range. The Martin S. Ackerman Foundation

Scott R. Dotson

Billy B. Martin

Daragh L. Porter and John Wobbe

David Adair

France M. George

Wayne and Kathy Martin

Preiser Scientific Company

Larry and Kathryn Addington

Glimcher Company

Mazak Corporation

Lois Priestman

Elmer D. and Elizabeth Anderson

Dr. C. Nelson and Wilma Grote

W. Terry and Ann McBrayer

Dr. and Mrs. David Richardson

Dr. Wayne and Sue Andrews

Floyd E. Hall

Maxine McCoy

Rowan Restaurants Inc.

Dr. James and Elizabeth T. Arient

Virginia R. Harpham

Mineral Labs Inc.

C. V. and Gussie Snapp

Baird & Baird, PSC (John H. Baird)

J. Dudley and Joyce Herron

Donnie and Vickie Mingus

Star Bank

Bank of the Mountains

Hinkle Contracting Corporation

Dr. Bill F. Moore

Steele-Reese Foundation

Willie and Trina Blair

Toni Hobbs

Morehead Rowan County Economic Development

Thomas Sternal and Martha Enzmann

Shirley and Leroy Brend

Miriam Hop

Buffalo Trace Veterinary Medical Association

Leslie and Peggy Jacobs

Morehead Tourism Commission

Swift-Eckrich Inc.

Carlson Software Inc.

Terry and Susan Jacobs

Morehead Woman’s Club

Toby Tripp

Dr. W. Marshall Chapman

Kelley, Galloway & Company

Kenneth and Bonnie Morel

Robert and Ruth Vogele

Dr. Robert L. Coleman

Kentucky Bank

MSU Agriculture Club

Bill Walmsley

Noveal and Harold Crosthwaite

John Locke

Mrs. C. E. Norris

Steven D. Williams

Dr. Gerald DeMoss

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Gary and Martha North

David Wilson

Myron L. Doan

E. Paul Lyon Jr.

Pack’s Inc.

Womack Management Company Inc.

Don Hall GM Supercenter

Regina Mack

Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company - Ripley, Ohio

Dr. Adron and Mignon Doran

Dr. Paul and Patricia Maddox

Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company - Lexington

Council Inc.

Jesse S. and Naomi D. Stuart

(Steve Womack)

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Circle of Excellence Annual Fund gifts are used to support operating needs that make a difference in the day-to-day lives of MSU students. All annual gifts of $1,000 or more, to any operating account, qualify for membership in this premier annual giving society. The Fund for Excellence, our unrestricted fund, provides the foundation for success at Morehead State University. However, all gifts to any operating fund qualify for Circle of Excellence membership. The following individuals have responded to the call to provide financial leadership to Morehead State University’s greatest needs by joining the Circle of Excellence. Thanks to the generosity of these donors, the University is continuing to move forward in all areas.

President’s Circle ($10,000 and up) Booth Energy Group Kenneth and Donna Canning Crawford & Company E.O. Robinson Mountain Trust

Mountain Telephone Corporation Myrtle Mae Mitchell Trust Owsley Brown Charitable Foundation South Fork General Management LLC

US Bancorp Foundation Vanhoose Stewart Foundation Inc.

Jeffrey and Judy Noel Todd and Stephanie Phillips Ruth B. Shannon J. Phil Smith

Stokley’s Marine Hedda W. von Goeben

Ernst and Sara Volgenau

Diamond Circle ($7,500 - $9,999) Jack and Cheryl Matthews

Gold Circle ($5,000 - $7,499) James L. Adams Wayne and Sue Andrews East Kentucky Power Cooperative Kentucky Bank

Silver Circle ($2,500 - $4,999) Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Quentin and Lynn Hatfield

McMaster-Carr Supply Company

Jim and Cindy Shaw

Ballard C. Smith PLLC

Thomas and Marcia Heminger

Mark and Joyce Minor

Siemens Industry Inc.

James and Stephanie Barker

Hodges Properties

Peggy and John Osborne

Stephen W. Barker Insurance Agency Inc.

Commonwealth Technology

Morehead Tourism Commission

Paul R. Stokes, Attorney At Law, PSC

Richard and Carolina Walls

Community Trust Bank

Maude Belle Brown Trust

Daragh L. Porter and John Wobbe

Jim and Madonna Weathers

Gerald L. DeMoss

Terry and Ann McBrayer

Eugenia Potter

Whitaker Bank of Morehead

First Presbyterian Church

Scott and Jill McBride

Presser Foundation

Bronze Circle ($1,000 - $2,499) Mike and Deanie Brown

Joseph and Rachel Crook

Bob and Ada Albert

Jerry and Linda Bruckheimer

Barry G. Crume

Kenna M. Allen

Harold and Judy Cain

L. K. Daniel

James and Harriet Fogle

Merl F. Allen

Kathryn A. Carlson

Kenneth and Joyce Daugherty

Thomas R. Fossett

Aramark Corporation

Jonathan and Kristina Carroll

Duane A. James, CPA

Victor and Virginia Fox

Bank Of The Mountains

Benjamin H. Caudill

Eastern Foothills Cattle Association

Kent and Kay Freeland

Brandon S. Barker

Christopher and Anne Chivetta

Emerson Electric Company

Wilson and Katherine Gabbard

Benchmark Psychiatric Services, LTD/

Citizens National Bank

Emerson Power Transmission

Michelle R. Garland

William E. Clay

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company of KY LLC

Michael and Deborah Gilbert

Douglas and Jill Bentz

Matt and Kelly Collinsworth

Paul and Bonnie Eusner

Goggin Warehousing LLC

Mark and Marlene Blankenbuehler

Kyle W. Cooper

Robert and Nola Ezell

Ronald and Patty Griffith

Douglas and Kateri Bolton

Gregory Corso

Harold and Anita Falls

Nelson and Wilma Grote

Larry and Grace Botts

Jeffrey Creech

Ford and Clara Fielding

Harry and Cathy Gunn

Nathan R. Jaisingh, NP

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Larry and Jen Adams

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of Morehead

Paul and Anne Hammond

Gerald Mansbach

Joel and Lora Pace

Gary and Amanda Tackett

Richard and Latonya Hesterberg

Lee and JoAnn Martin

James G. Patterson

TECO Coal Corporation

Stephen and Amber Hill

Ronald D. Martin

Helen C. Pennington

The Carlson Family Foundation

Hinkle Holding Company LLC (Henry

Maysville Community & Technical College

Perimeter Periodontics

The Citizens Bank of Morehead

McCloud Eye Care Center

Joseph and Jean Peyton

Daniel and Marjorie Thomas

Tom and Hillary Hodges

Janet R. McCoy

William and Geraldine Phelps

Titan Transfer Inc.

Charles Holloway

Robert and Sherry McEwan

John and Betty Philley

Louis J. Tobbe

Jami M. Hornbuckle

Douglas and Julie McGuire

Melissa D. Pigman

Joseph and Nikki Wagner

Colonel L. R. & Dr. Karla Hughes

Raymond and Diane McLain

Scott G. Poage

Wal-Mart Supercenter Store 1139

International Paper

Roger and Michele McNeil

Craig and April Preece

Michael and Sharon Walters

Clyde I. James

Lori L. Menshouse

Michael and Mikiko Rath

Wells Fargo Insurance Services of

Sonny and Joretta Jones

Richard Miles

Michael and Cherie Rebar

Michael and Ellen Karpf

Lisa Miller

Dr. and Mrs. David Richardson

Tad and Susan Williams

Kentucky Junior Livestock Expo East

Morehead Community Federal Credit

Rowan Restaurants Inc.

Dr. Thomas S. Williams

Bruce D. Rutherford



Kenway Distributors


Kentucky Inc.

George and Sally Kerr

Jeffrey and Emily Morrett

Jennifer M. Sheets

James and Ann Womack

KTRS Board of Trustees

MSU Student Government Association

Jack and Patricia Sims

Women’s Health Services LLC

Steven M. Lee

Murphy & Graves Architects, PLLC

Sleep Outfitters

Yellow Ribbon Support Foundation Inc.

Erik L. Lewis

John and Eugena O’Cull

Steven and Cassie Stanley

Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

Marlene O’Cull

William R. Stease

Rayner and Jane Lotton

William and Peggy Orr

Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney PLLC

Those who attended the University in undergraduate programs 10 years ago or less are eligible to participate in any of the Circle of Excellence levels for a contribution of half the stated level.

Circle of Excellence Membership Benefits To show the University’s appreciation for the support of members of the Circle of Excellence, these donors receive several unique benefits: •

Broach or lapel pin and a MSU Circle of Excellence static decal signifying their level of support

Special invitations to campus events including the annual Homecoming banquet, President’s concert, holiday event and home sporting events, just to name a few

Recognition in annual donor report and at various donor recognition events

Monthly e-newsletter to keep members up to date with what’s happening on campus.

How to Join Contact the Office of Development at 877-690-4483 or email Membership in the Circle can be achieved through a one-time annual gift or quarterly or monthly gifts.

“Giving to MSU is an honor for me as an alumnus and a responsibility every alum should seriously consider. As alumni, we need to give much more! MSU changed my path in life and gave me the foundation I needed to succeed in business and the tools required to transition from student to employee. I feel a sense of satisfaction with every contribution to MSU, as I consider, ‘who will be the next soaring Eagle that is yet to be discovered?’” - Craig Preece (84)

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MSU Annual Fund Clubs These groups recognize donors who contribute gifts between $250 and $999 to the Fund for Excellence or any other annual operating account. Gifts are listed below in one of three levels.

Benefactor’s Club ($750 - $999) Ali and Dora Ahmadi

Truman and Barbara Dehner

Hoffman Enclosures

Clarenda M. Phillips

Winstead T. Buckner

Eagle Trace Men’s Golf Association

Philip Krummrich and Karen Taylor

Bill and Susette Redwine

Pamela K. Calvert

Robert and Carolyn Franzini

Monica A. Magner

Mike Saylors

Tim Conley

Grant County High School

Curtiss M. May

Leon and Molly Smothers

Daniel and Donna Connell

Jeffrey and Melinda Highley

Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Inc.

Jay and Nancy Flippin Dennis and Barbara Foy William P. Franklin Kathleen M. Frederick Bob and Anne Glick Phillip E. Gniot Timothy and Lynn Goforth Arnemann and Teresa Grender Larry and Cathy Hammond John D. Handshoe Julia Hawkins Jenny R. Hipple Paul and Rebecca Hitchcock Toni C. Hobbs Greg and Teresa Holman Joe and Sharon Hunsucker John and Amy Hunter James and Sharon Jackson Brent and Jean Jones Kentucky Cattleman’s Association Kentucky Horse Council Inc.

Lee and Linda Knose Kevin S. Koett Kroger Company Foundation Mark H. Leforge Ronald and Ruth Lykins Alan and Kay McAllister Ramona O. McClain McCloud Eye Care Center Robert and Joan Meadows Gary and Elizabeth Mesa-Gaido Richard and Yvonne Mook Morehead Theater Guild Orie and Samantha Mullen Edward G. Nass Douglas and Teri Osborn Paul J. Ousley Gail C. Ousley Oxford Financial Group, LTD Paris Elementary School PTO William and Martha Patrick Holly L. Pollock

Jim and Kathryn Polmanteer Boyd and Deena Randolph Dr. Ronald Richardson Glen Ritchie Rotary Club of Ashland Rowan Pharmacist Group Inc. Robert and Tawnee Russell Ahmed and Vicki Sabie David and Joyce Saxon Dwight and Barbara Sears Gary and Linda Shirk James and Janice Smiley Superior Hose & Fittings Inc. John W. Sweeney Perry and Mary Thompson Mason and Aledia Tush Whitaker Bank White Rentals

Gateway Radio Works Inc. Travis L. George John and Melissa Gilliam Steven and Susan Goldstein Wretha G. Goodpaster Grayson Rural Electric Charles T. Griffith Jeanette G. Groeber Alan and Susan Grogan Kyle J. Grussmeyer John and April Haight Gary and Madonna Hanshaw Thomas and Jacqueline Harris Sean and Beth Harris James and Jacqueline Hartzell Duane and Patricia Hawkins David Hawpe Drew W. Henderson Terry and Karen Hill Terrie and Betty Hill Michael and Rebecca Hogge Stephen and Mary Hohmann Christina Holbrook David and Stephanie Holton Carol S. Hood Eric Howard and Linda Thacker I.-Sen and Aline Huang Ralph E. Huck Guy M. Huffman Richard and Linda Hughes Brian and Elizabeth Hutchinson Dan and Anna Hyden

Gregory and Cindy Jackson Todd and Trina Jacobs Timothy and Lisa James Doris L. Jenkins Eric and Mary Jerde Scott and Starlet Johnson Mitch and Tami Jones David C. Jump Keith R. and Janet H. Kappes Harold and Teresa Kelly Arthur and Jane Kelly Janet R. Kenney Kentucky Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers Denis and Myra King La Finca’s Mexican Restaurant Thomas P. Lachtrupp John J. Lafferty Lane-Stucky-Gray Funeral Home Inc. Stephen J. Lange Ancil W. Lewis Jeffrey and Carmen Liles Tom and Laura Lindeman-Lorenz Jack and Brenda Litton Travis P. Lockhart Timothy and Lois Lowe David and Vicki Lynch Benjamin K. Malphrus Michael and Donna Martin Stephen K. Mayes Lovell Mayse Maysville Community & Technical College Rowan Campus

Patron’s Club ($500 - $749) Perry and Robin Allen Darwin and Lisa Aurand Daryl and Valerie Blanton Shirley and Carole Browning William and Judy Buelterman Heather R. Byer June C. Cardenas Rodger and Lee Carlson John H. Cary William E. Clay Clarence and Ann Clayton Susan and John Hennen Edwin F. Crowell Charles P. Daugherty Craig and Amanda Dennis Charles and Lena Derrickson Jack and Terry Dollar Marilyn S. Dotson Johnson E. Duncan Michael and Cynthia Emerson James and Jane Fitzpatrick

Ronald and Tammy Wilhoite

Supporter’s Club ($250 - $499) 21st Mortgage Rebecca J. Alfrey Abid Ali Darlene Allen Victoria A. Amato Andy’s Custom Cuts Jose Arias Kent and Melanie Barber David and Sharon Barnett Donald C. Bearghman James and Cynthia Beck Greg and Janet Beckelheimer Christopher J. Berry Darrell and Jennifer Billings Jeffrey and Angelina Birkofer Elizabeth M. Bishop Donald and Alta Blair Richard and Kimberly Blanton Jim and Linda Bodycomb Clarissa Bognot Robert and Lola Boram Patricia Borys Bradie L. Bowen Boyd County Career and Technical Education Center Elaine Boylen Charles and Tula Bradley Carol S. Bredemeyer Jamie and Lisa Brown Dinzle and Pamela Brown C. Roger Lewis Agency Inc. Jennifer L. Cady

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Vicente and Sarah Cano Antonino and Dora Carnevali Casting Sales Inc. Charles and Peggy Caudill Cellular Sales Glen and Sallie Coatney J. B. Cobb Larry and Joyce Coffey Ann L. Colbert Terry and Linda Collins Gary and Linda Cox James Cremeans Clay Cunningham Dart Drugs & Surgical Harold and Rhonda Davis Bernard and Jerrye Davis Dennis and Jean Dorton Dr. James E. Jackson, M.D. Steven and Joann Dunker Michael and Sydney Duvall E. Noel Earl Kent and Phillis Emerson Christine E. Emrich Donna Everett Thomas Feeny Terrance and Pam Feick Richard and Wendy Fletcher Lula B. Ford Ann Francis Charles and Doris Frederick Jeff and Gina Fultz Brian and Jennifer Gardner

Dr. Beverly and Keith McCormick James and Kerry McGuire Wendy A. Mix Monumental Life Insurance Company Kenneth and Lavonda Moore Alan and Kerry Moore Wanda Mora Jeffrey and Emily Morrett Charles and Joan Mraz MSU Panhellenic Council James K. Nakama Larry and Mary Jo Netherton Jason and Molly Newland Darryl and Sharon Norman David and Carole Olson Keith and Lynne Pack Pack’s Inc. Beth Patrick Gary Pence Harvey and Linda Pennington Emma G. Perkins David and Darlene Perkins James and Julia Perry

Christine A. Perry Kurt H. Pickering Norman J. Pokley Shawn and Jennifer Power Patrick and Shirley Price Danny and Jill Price Charles and Dreama Price Richard Ramsdell John and Donna Rasmussen Warren and Jill Ratliff Robin M. Ratliff Joan Ray Timothy P. Rhodes James and Dava Rice Stephen and Patricia Richmond Anna M. Riggle Glen A. Ritchie James J. Roberts Lewis and Carol Rose Ross-Tarrant Architects Inc. Allan Runia Gregory R. Russell Walter J. Rybka

Dallas F. Sammons David A. Schaitberger Edward and Ann Scott David and Alana Scott Kenneth and Rebecca Sexton Kimberlee A. Sharp Phillip M. and Diana Simms Fred and Peggy Simpson Ronald and Janet Skidmore Scott Smallwood Walter and Cheryl Blevins Steve Hamilton Foundation Jim and Angela Stice Douglas and Mary Stone Tim and Nickie Sublett Adrian and Tresia Swain Swartz Mowing Inc. John R. Swisher Kenneth and Joyce Thompson T. H. and Nancy Thrasher Anita P. Threet Tim Hortons Brett and Angela Traver

Triple L Health Service Consultants LLC Robert and Jean Tucker Karolina M. Tunstig Donnie J. Tyndall Union Community Theatre Unitarian Universalist Church Matthew and Pamela Van Sant Helen C. Vance James R. Vilseck Robert and Sherrie Wagner Anthony and Frances Weaver W. K. Wells Mary Wells Jerry and Brenda Wilburn Lowell and Sharon Williams Ralph and Jane Wills Stephen and Janie Wilson Beverly A. Winkleman Rodney and Tammy Winters Judith Yancy Ahmad Zargari

Gifts In-Kind Gift-in-kind contributions include physical assets, such as collections, equipment, books, works of art, software and other personal or corporate property given to the University for its use or for liquidation. We appreciate the generosity of all of our donors who contributed a gift-in-kind donation during 2012. The list below reflects all donors who contributed a gift-in-kind donation valued at $250 or more during the 2012 calendar year. Aaron’s Best One Tire & Service Appalachian Goldsmith Company David J. Bartlett Bernadette C. Barton Gregory and Bonnie Bausch Rolla E. Bedford Rita Biesiot Blood Horse Magazine Greg Bosler Abigale L. Brading Edward Breschel Linda Brewer Burt’s Bees Inc. Calico Patch Quilt Shop Larry and Carolyn Caudill Dr. W. Marshall Chapman Comedy Sports Theatre Cox Club Lambs & Livestock Truman and Barbara Dehner

Denver Nuggets Daniel and Janet Deutmeyer Dr. R. Thomas McHugh, O.D. Equine Medical Association Jay and Nancy Flippin Frank Hinton & Son Inc. Deeno and Yanya Golding Jessica Grayson-Luzier Seth Green David and Kathy Gregory Dr. Cathy and Harry Gunn Scott and Kimberly Hacker Dr. Dudley and Joyce Herron Russell and Laurel Hinkle Hotel Monteleone Steve and Darla Hunt Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center Mitch and Tami Jones Bethany A. Kalk

Mark Keadle Key Poulan Music Lexington Legends Professional Baseball Club Loews Vanderbilt Hotel Gregg Long Barbara G. Lyons Phil McGuire Med-Pharmex Animal Health Tammi Messink MSU Bookstore David and Betty Murphy Keith and Lynne Pack Pack’s Inc. Rebecca Peck Perimeter Periodontics Clarenda M. Phillips Piano Partners LLC Larry Poe Garrick and Janet Ratliff

Michael and Cherie Rebar Renaissance Orlando At Seaworld Cynthia A. Schneider Sheraton Music City Hotel Stanton’s Sheet Music Inc. Terry L. Stentz Stober Drives Inc. John W. Sweeney The Children’s Theatre Of Cincinnati Treasure Bay Casino and Hotel Allan Weiss Steve and Ann Womack and Aaron and Mikki Eldridge William Woodrum Neng Qiang Yang Michelle Zimmer

Matching Gifts Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift. Check with your employer to see if your gifts to MSU qualify. The following companies contributed to MSU by matching a gift during 2012: American Electric Power AT&T Foundation AXA Financial Companies B&W Y-12 LLC Caterpillar Inc. Eli Lilly and Company Fidelity Foundation GE Foundation Illinois Tool Works Inc.

International Business Machines Corporation Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies Link-Belt Construction Equipment Company Macy’s Foundation Marathon Ashland Petroleum LLC Merck Partnership For Giving Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Co. Norfolk Southern Foundation Pfizer Inc.

Procter & Gamble Fund SC Johnson Fund Inc. State Farm Companies Foundation Temple-Inland Foundation The Carlson Family Foundation Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America Inc. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Inc. U.S. Bancorp

Verizon Foundation Wells Fargo Bank

Gifts below the $250 level will be recognized on the MSU giving website. To view the online annual report, visit

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Visionary Society The Visionary Society includes individuals who remember MSU through planned gifts such as bequests, gift annuities, trusts, life estates, life insurance, or another planned gift vehicle and therefore provide for the future beyond their years. The names listed below reflect individuals who have made planned gift commitments benefiting Morehead State University. The University gratefully acknowledges their support, which will offer life changing resources to future generations.

Planned Gifts received during 2012 Morgan B. Battrell

Pat H. Gilpatrick

All Visionary Society members Darrell W. Adams Orvis Adams James W. Bell Robert S. Bishop Suanne H. Blair Pearl Brown Lisa Browning Betty Bryan Nelson Carpenter John F. and Mary Jo Carson Lucille Catlett Charles and Peggy Caudill Fred Caudill William Chapman Theodore Coakley John E. Collis Tom Cooper Noveal Crosthwaite J. E. Crum Porter Dailey Steve and Phyllis Davis Myron Doan Adron and Mignon Doran Scott R. Dotson Suzanne Ebersold

Sarah Emmons & Timothy J. Wilson Diane L. Engles Richard and Luna Ferris Dr. Nolan Fowler Dr. E. Glenn Fulbright Frieda Fulmer Mary Alice Gilmer Rebecca Graham Eloise Howell Hall Shirley Hamilton Virginia Harpham Dr. Dudley and Joyce Herron Mindy Highley Toni C. Hobbs Norma and Elijah Hogge Jami Hornbuckle Miriam Hop Brian Hutchinson Clyde I. James Phillip James William Jamison Kevin Johns Brent and Jean Jones Tami Jones Wayne and Brenda Judy

Juanita Justice Mr. and Mrs. Keith Kappes Dr. John Kleber Jim and Donna Lander Steve Lewis Travis Lockhart Tim and Holly Lofton Mac and Sue Luckey Paul F. Maddox Hildreth Maggard Pauline Marras Lola Martin Ronald D. Martin Sheridan Martin Rosemary McFarland Carl Miller Cloma Porter Moore Mark A. Morehouse Hazel Nollau Mrs. C. E. Norris Helen Northcutt B. Pat O’Rourke Valerie Ousley Jean Palumbo Alicia Parker

Beth Patrick Lois Priestman James Pruitt Mabel Garrett Pullen Wilbur and Mary Stewart Rayburn Jack Razor Brett W. Redwine Deveney Redwine William H. and Susette Redwine Frances P. Rice Douglas Royse Don Russell Ralph Schwartz Alva C. Scott Rhea A. Smith C.V. Snapp Stephen Snowden Paul R. Stokes Judith Tackett Norman Tant Jack Webb Mary Helen Westheimer Ernest and Maria Wolke Alice E. Williams Judith Yancy

Creating a legacy for future generations . . . If you have chosen to include MSU in your estate plans, we want to recognize you. Please contact the Office of Development at 877-690-4483 to join the Visionary Society.

What will your legacy be? “Morehead State University meant the turning point in both of our lives. MSU gave us a great foundation on which to start and maintain our careers. Our experiences there, both academic and life, were so fundamental to our future lives that we chose to provide initial funding honoring a favorite professor and have recognized the University prominently in our wills.” - Wayne (68) and Brenda Judy (68)

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Creating a legacy for

future generations . . . Nelson Carpenter (54) knows a thing or two about getting into character. The Eagle alum lives for theatre and has spent much of his life producing plays and teaching the craft to his students. As a member of the Visionary Society, Carpenter’s generosity and dedication to MSU is also showing that he has character. The 80-year-old alum and Maysville native earned a bachelor’s degree in English from MSU and went on to earn an M.A. degree at the University of Mississippi in 1961. Since then, he’s had an extensive professional, academic and theatrical career. He taught eighth grade English and history at the Woodleigh School (Maysville) and later spent the majority of his career as a college instructor of speech and drama in Georgia, beginning at West Georgia College in Carrollton from 1962-69. He spent nearly two decades at Middle Georgia College in Cochran, where he produced 49 theatrical productions before he retired in 1988.

Nelson Carpenter (54), left, being reco

As a member of the Visionary Society, Carpenter wants the money in his estate to be used to fund scholarships for MSU theatre students.

Endowment, by Dr. Bob Willenbrink

gnized for

establishing the Nelson M. Carpente

“Morehead State was always there for me when I needed anything,

r Theatre

(75), former theatre faculty and department chair.

so I felt I needed to help them,” Carpenter said.

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MSU Fellows We recognize the support of individuals who laid the groundwork for the MSU Foundation’s giving programs through their membership in the Fellows Society. The Fellows Society was closed to new members in 2008. The following list reflects individuals who will always be recognized for their support in MSU’s original donor society.

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David F. and Rozella M. Abner

Kyle Cooper

Dr. Don and Keri Hayes

Jack and Cheryl Matthews

Brownie and Claudine Rock

Dr. David Adair

Donna Corley

Dr. Dudley and Joyce Herron

Dr. Bruce and Kathy Mattingly

Pauline Ross and Raymond Ross

Family of the late Robin Addington

Ted L. and Jean Crosthwait

Jeffrey and Melinda Highley

John H. and Bobbie G. Mays

Ross-Tarrant Architects Inc.

Gary and Sherry Adkins

Noveal and Harold Crosthwaite

Buckner Hinkle Jr.

Kay and Jack McAllister

David R. and Mary Rudy

Jamey Aebersold

J. E. Crum

Henry Hinkle

W. Terry McBrayer

Donald F. Russell

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Albert

Thomas R. Curtis

Tom Hinkle

Dr. M. Scott and Jill McBride

Rick Ruth

Hubert and Delia Allen

W. Porter and Pat A. Dailey

Donna Hankins

Russell R. and Brucene McClure

Sandi Ruth

John E. (Sonny) and Merl F. Allen

Dr. James S. and Phyllis Davis

Alfred S. Hodgson

Dr. Beverly and Keith McCormick

Duane and Stephanie Ruth

Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Allen

Truman and Barbara Dehner

Alfred and Winifred Hodgson

Michael and Leslie McGuire

Ramona Salyer

Dr. Wayne and Sue Andrews

Diane DeMoss

Norma and Judge Elijah M. Hogge

Tom and Lois McHugh

Sawyer Brown Inc.

Dr. James and Elizabeth T. Arient

Dr. Gerald DeMoss

Dr. Harold and Jane Y. Holbrook

James and Barbara McKenzie

Monis Schuster

Richard and Kathy A. Armstrong

Craig and Amanda Dennis

David Holton

Sydney Annelle McMullen

George D. and Alva C. Scott

John H. Baird

Donald and Ayre Dethmers

Jami M. Hornbuckle

Vonda Melton

William R. and Susie Seaton

Lexter Baldridge

Myron L. Doan

D. H. and Irene Howard

John and Debra Merchant

Dr. Dayna S. and Dr. Michael Seelig

Alan and Yvonne Baldwin

Warren F. Doerr

Jerry F. Sr. and Buena Howell

D. Mike and Kathryn C. Mincey

Dr. Patrick J. and Jeannette Serey

Matt and Brenda Ballard

Dr. Adron and Mrs. Mignon Doran

Dr. Jerry F. and Lois Howell

Donnie and Vickie Mingus

Ruth B. and Ed L. Shannon

Bernice L. Barbour and Dr. Roger W. Barbour

Dennis and Jean Dorton

Guy Huffman

Mark and Joyce Minor

James and Cindy Shaw

David H. and Nancy E. Dow

Colonel and Mrs. L. R. Hughes

Matthew and Jenna Mitchell

Dr. Alfred A. and Marie Silano

Wayne Basler

Margaret G. Dunlap

Joe and Sharon Hunsucker

Dr. Bill F. Moore

Phillip M. and Diana Simms

James W. Bell

Dr. Ronald G. and Bonnie C. Eaglin

Steve and Darla Hunt

Dr. Michael R. and Marilyn Moore

Pat and Jack Sims

Harold and Alma Bellamy

Dr. Jack D. and Janis C. Ellis

Alpha and Mildred Hutchinson

Dr. Frederick A. and Mary Mueller

Robert A. and Mary Ellen Slone

Del Bellew

Brian A. and Elizabeth Hutchinson

Dr. Chester A. Nava

Elmer R. and Donna Smith

Robert S. Bishop

Family of the late Lindsay R. and Hazel R. Ellington

Dan and Anna Hyden

Robert and Susan H. Neff

J. Phil and Donna Smith

Paul and Suanne Blair

Sarah Emmons and Timothy Wilson

Dr. Terry Irons

Larry and Mary Jo Netherton

C. V. Snapp and Gussie Snapp

Willie and Trina Blair

Martha Enzmann

Ray Newburn

Eugene Snowden

Janet Blakeman

Larry and Barbara Fannin

Bernice H. Jackson and Dr. Crayton Jackson

Carolyn Niblett

Stephen C. and Sharon Snowden

Sarah Betty Blong

Dr. Shirley L. Fannin

Terry and Susan Jacobs

Betty Norris and C.E. Norris

Krista Stastyshyn

Jim and Linda Bodycomb

Michael D. Ferguson

Clyde I. James

Dr. Gary B. and Marti North

Thomas Sternal

Dr. Bill R. and Louise Booth

Richard and Joyce Ferris

Dr. William and Nancy Jamison

Denny and Helen Northcutt

Dr. George A. Stevens

Mr. and Mrs. James H. Booth

James and Dr. Jane Fitzpatrick

Mary and Eric Jerde

Dr. John and Eugena O’Cull

Larry and Grace Botts

Dr. Don and Carolyn Flatt

Jerry and Robin Johnson

B. Pat O’Rourke

Stellarose Stewart and Dr. Lawrence R. Stewart

Mr. and Mrs. William E. Bradley

Jim and Sophie Fluty

G. R. “Sonny” Jones

John and Peggy Osborne

Paul R. and Paula Y. Stokes

Zoe Ann Davis Brewer

Jim Fogle

Louis M. (Sonny) and Joretta Jones

Valerie and Stevann Ousley

Dr. Norman Tant and Deane Tant

W. Michael and Deanie Brown

Dr. Thomas and Barbara Fossett

Mitch and Tami Jones

Joel and Lora Pace

Walt and Karen Terrell

Lisa Browning

Victor and Virginia Gaines Fox

Waverly & Deloris Jones

Keith and Lynne Pack

Dr. James H. Thomas

Charles and Elizabeth Bruce

Grover and Juanita Frederick

Wayne and Brenda Judy

W. Thomas and Virginia Buckner

Kent and Kay Freeland

Keith R. and Janet H. Kappes

Greg, Sally, Sara, Laura, and Lindsay Palmer

Kathy Timmons and Ronald Timmons

Dr. Francene and Vincent Butler

Dr. E. Glenn Fulbright

Dennis and Carole Karwatka

Alicia Parker

Dr. Jonell Tobin

Homer G. III and Kathy Cablish

John R. Gaines

Larry and June Keenan

Beth Patrick

Dale S. Turpin and James W. Turpin

Pamela Calvert

A. Frank and Bethel C. Gallaher

Harold E. Kelley & Ruie Kelley

Bob Patrick

Donnie and Christi Tyndall

Donnie and Wanda Canada

Dr. Christopher and Linda Gallaher

Marvin P. Kolodzik

Helen Pennington

Dr. Wilma J. Walker

John H. Cary

Michael and Debbie West Gilbert

J. Dan and Nancy Lacy

Dr. John C. and Betty D. Philley

Denny and Margaret Wallingford

Hazel and Lloyd Cassity

Joseph M. and Susan W. Gilman

Dr. Albin Lee

Richard and Lucy Platek

Richard A. and Carolina Walls

B. Proctor and Bobbie Caudill

Mary Gilmer

Steven M. Lee

Roscoe H. and Sibbie A. Playforth

Mike and Sharon Walters

Dr. C. Louise Caudill

Lynn Glass and Jim Glass

Dr. Mary Anne Pollock

Jim and Madonna Weathers

James R. Jr. and Candace Caudill

Dr. Marc and Tamalyn Glasser

James C. and Joyce Brown LeMaster

Charles (Izzy) and T. Starr Porter

H. Jack and Joie Webb

Jane E. Caudill

Joe Dan and Rosemarie Gold

Glenn D. and Cindy Leveridge

Daragh L. Porter and John Wobbe

Frank and Geraldine Welch

Ronald J. and Natalie Caudill

Rebecca L. Graham

Steve and Janet Lewis

Mr. and Mrs. Bewley D. Priestman

Brenda and James C. Wells

Lillie D. Chaffin

Dr. Randy H. and Judy M. Greene

Jeffrey and Carmen Liles

Dr. Robert and Elsie Pritchard

James W. Wells

Harry Chakeres

Dale D. Greer

Lucille Caudill Little

James P. and Jane Pruitt

Dr. Byron and Helen T. Wentz

Michael H. Chakeres

Tommy and Neva Griffith

Tim and Holly Lofton

Addie Rader

Mary Helen Westheimer

Philip and Melinda Chakeres

Dr. Janet Gross

Boone Logan

Ruby Rather and Aubrey Rather

Dr. Alban L. and Sharon Wheeler

Howard Chandler Jr. and Kathy V. Chandler

Dr. C. Nelson and Wilma Grote

B. Thomas and Judith Lowe

Bill Redmon

William and Hazel H. Whitaker

Dr. Cathy and Harry Gunn

Irvin Lowe

Bradley and Sherri Redmon

Harold and Barbara White

Dr. Rex and Sarah Chaney

Don and Betty Hall

Drs. George M. and Sue Luckey

Brett W. Redwine

Gary and Connie Wientjes

William W. and Linda Chapman

Billy Joe and Joyce Hall

E. Paul Lyon Jr.

William H. and Susette D. Redwine

Bob and Susan Willenbrink

Charles Chatfield

Floyd E. Hall

Norman and Soni Lytle

Elizabeth and Charles Regan

Alice E. Williams

William E. Clay

Rick and Sandy Hall

Regina Mack

Dr. Charles M. Rhodes

Dr. Kim and Dion Williams

Paul Cleaver

Shirley and Steve A. Hamilton

Dr. Paul and Patricia Maddox

Timothy P. and Cindy Rhodes

Steve Williams

Ted and Janet Coakley

Rodger and Karen Hammons

Hildreth Maggard

Dr. and Mrs. David Richardson

Steve and Ann Womack

Arthur Cole

Billy D. and Laveta Hanlin

Dr. Franklin and Nancy Mangrum

William and Lovena Richardson

Thomas and Judith Yancy

Robert L. Coleman

Virginia Harpham

Peter Marcum

Paul and Kathy Richardson

E. Preston Young

Joe & Nita Collier

James R. Harris

Dan and Jennifer Markwell

Dr. Ronald and Pamela Richardson

George T. Young

James E. and Sandra S. Conley

Dr. William S. Harris

Pauline F. Marras

Dr. Daniel J. and Donna M. Connell

Quentin and Lynn Hatfield

Wayne M. and Kathy G. Martin

Anna Ridgway and Dr. John M. Ridgway

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Gifts to Ensure MSU’s Growth The list below recognizes those contributing to funds that ensure MSU’s growth. These funds included endowments that are invested through the MSU Foundation and therefore earn interest each year.

$50,000 and above Elmer R. Smith J. Phil and Donna Smith

$25,000 - $49,999

$10,000 - $24,999

Christine A. Perry

Hubert and Delia Allen

Kevin Porter and Monica Lidral

Baird & Baird PSC Jim and Linda Bodycomb Buffalo Trace Veterinary Medical Association Don and Evelyn Harpham Dr. Richard A. and Carolina Walls

$5,000 - $9,999 Nelson M. Carpenter

The Lindsay and Hazel Ellington Family

Dr. Dudley and Joyce Herron

Dr. Gerald DeMoss

Joseph and Susan Gilman

Dr. and Mrs. James (Jim) B. Osborne

Brent Donovan

Robert H. Hamilton

Reel Family Foundation Inc.

Floyd E. Hall

William T. Smith

Dr. Wilma J. Walker

Mrs. C.E. Norris

USS Magoffin Association

The Walter Hannibal Smith Foundation

$2,500 - $4,999

$1,000 - $2,499 Rex W. Ankrom

Craig and Amanda Dennis

Robert L. Johnson

Morehead Geological Society

Marshall and Dorothy Banks

Stephen B. Donovan

Richard C. Konopka

Dr. John and Betty Philley

W. Michael and Deanie Brown

Wade B. Dotson

Kyosan Denso Manufacturing

Richard Ramsdell

Tamara L. Brown

Warren and Wanda Gast

Charles and Elizabeth Bruce

Michael and Michaelene Gottfried

Dr. Albin Lee

Mike and Dayna Seelig

David and Carolyn Cleavenger

Dr. Don and Keri Hayes

Jeffrey and Carmen Liles

Joseph E. Sparks

James K. Crager

George and Brenda Helton

Dr. Beverly and Keith McCormick

Phillip and Edith Tackett

Gerald Spaeth and Pamela Cupp

Joseph and Mary Hinton

Larry and Patricia McKenzie

Jim and Madonna Weathers

Trent and Stacy DeMoss

Timothy and Lisa James

John and Debra Merchant

Tim Wilson

David and Randa Abner-Peden

Dr. C. Nelson and Wilma Grote

Charles E. Mason

Garrick and Janet Ratliff

Bill and Janie Baldridge

Shannon L. Harr

Dr. Bruce and Kathy Mattingly

Ronald and Nancy Ratliff

Lemerle B. Bentley

Steve Hoersting Psychological

Anne H. Maxwell

Bill and Susette Redwine

Morehead Woman’s Club

Michael and Sheila Robinson

Kentucky LLC

Dallas F. Sammons

$500 - $999

Allison R. Caudill

Services PLLC

Bobby and Judith Crager

Hoffman Enclosures

Linda M. Mulholand

Jack D. Smith

Russell and Marie D’Emidio

Rachel L. Holloway

Ricardo Nazario-Colon

Whitaker Bank of Mt. Sterling

Darrin L. DeMoss

Colonel L. R. and Dr. Karla Hughes

Clarenda M. Phillips

Ferri Wolford

Robert L. Garbrick

Don Jacobs

Richard and Marylou Posey

Darlene Allen

Larry and Cathy Hammond

Jeffrey Lewis

Richard and Mary Alice Pare

Donald and Alta Blair

Guy M. Huffman

Roy and Beverly Lucas

Guy and Kay Penny

June C. Cardenas

Dan and Anna Hyden

Phillip and Jennifer Madden

Daniel and Leslie Perry-Collins

Daniel and Donna Connell

David and Shirley Hylbert

Charles and Joyce Meade

Norman J. Pokley

Joseph and Rachel Crook

Deborah D. Jackson

D. Mike and Kathryn C. Mincey

Nina R. Preston

Roy and Kimberly Downey

Clyde I. James

David and Brenda Nash

Jack D. Razor

Johnson E. Duncan

Craig and Patricia James

William and Glenna Nelson

Gregory and Lamarr Sallee

Jay and Nancy Flippin

Wayne and Brenda Judy

Nicholas and Cheryl Nighswander

Samuel and Evelyn Sallee

Kent and Kay Freeland

Janet R. Kenney

Thomas and Karen O’Rourke

Leon and Molly Smothers

Joel Godby

James and Rose Lester

Pack’s Inc.

James and Lillian Williams

$250 - $499

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2012 Memorial and Honorary Gifts Memorial Gifts Memorial gifts are a special way to honor a friend, loved one, teacher or student who has passed away. Memorial funds are often designated by friends and families to accept contributions in their loved ones honor. These gifts ensure a legacy for the one who has passed that extends far into the future, while also supporting the University’s mission. Names in blue are being memorialized. John Adams (64)

Nancy Loeb

Cindy Kazalia

Naomi Kazee (49)

Kenneth and Dorothy Egger

James and Linda McGuire

Harold L. Kipker

Carol S. Bredemeyer

Kenneth and Polly Ann Peters

Jack and Sharon Koehler

Bob Barber

Christopher and Georgia Reilly

Sharon L. Lewis

Margaret Kenner Lord (71)

Lucien and Carol Rice

Vincent T. Rieck

Ronnie and Janine Lovejoy

Ron and Glenna Hall

Samuel and Evelyn Sallee

Mary V. Lundberg

Earl Bentley

Gregory and Lamarr Sallee

David and Jean Mack

Sandy Knipp (71)

Mike and Deanie Brown

Jean M. Schnelle

Thomas and Cynthia Mann

Catherine Williams

Rick Gaunder

Bart and Anne van Giessen

Shirley A. Myers Louise N. Sikora

Ralph Kramer (68)

Linda K. Donovan (68)

South Western Education Association

Christopher and Sunny Crotts

Steve and Rhonda Strawzell

Brent Donovan

Stiles Elementary

William and Lois Tackitt

Steve Donovan

Amy Stucke

Betty P. Lake (60)

Betty Thompson

Larry and Joyce Foxworthy

Linda P. Whittle

Betty D. Cutts

Jerry and Mary Umberger

Tom and Janet MacDonald

Greg Yarman

Gerald L. DeMoss

Gary and Ella Vanmeter

Margaret’s Consignment & Collectables

Gary and Agnes Virden

Virginia G. McIntyre

Beatrice Falls

Allen L. Lake

Howard and Deborah Wallen

Merck Partnership for Giving

Nancy W. Chaplin

Rowan County Retired Teachers

Robert and Doris Wells

Sandra M. Pelfrey

Robert H. Wolfe

Scott and Sandra Perkins

Greg Goldey

William and Ruth Prewitt

Erich and Tammy Frankland

Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Inc.

Larry Besant

Jim E. Dotson (69)

Virginia Gay McIntyre Bob and Judy Bedford

Diana Ross

Dr. and Mrs. C. Nelson Grote Minor E. Clark Fish Hatchery


Dale Greer

Elvis and Geneva Donaldson

Thomas and Patricia Rodgers

Emmons & Company Inc. The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital

Barry T. Alcock Sarah A. Blanton (09)

Richard H. Anderson

Robert Grueininger

James and Etta Hay

Daryl and Valerie Blanton

David and Alice Appel

Rowan County Retired Teachers

Don Jacobs

Carolyn K. Lewis

Denise Baumbusch

Naomi E. Lewis

Charles and Patti Bible

Ronnie and Kathy Lewis

Robert and Donna Breshear

Steve Hamilton (58)

Steve and Pam Vinyard

Marcia D. Brumfield

Alphonso E. Downing

Kelly A. Workman


Tom and Janet MacDonald Mary Ann Ross

Vivian Carpenter

Buckeye Classic Cruisers

Alan and Kay McAllister

Charles and Sandra Burkeen

Lois Fay Crosbie Hobbs

John F. O’Cull (51)

Annabella T. Moore

Steven Ciciora

Karen J. Slone

Marlene O’Cull

Elwood and Vaughn D’Lee Combs

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Ruth Davis

Dick and Brenda Curtiss

Fred M. Hogge

Michael Frances Padula

Lee and Linda Knose

Julie Dallas

Arye E. Dethmers

Cheryl A. Addonizio

Robert and Valerie Dewood

Samuel and Evelyn Sallee

Steven and Alison Barlow Kenneth and Lisa Bellamy-Brown

Louise Antonini D’Emidio (43)

Daniel J. Dickerson

Russell and Marie D’Emidio

Gregory and Sarah Dilley

John M. Hylton

Robert and Greta Bennett

Marilyn S. Dotson

Floors Galore Inc.

William and Brigette Brock

Donald Dethmers

Donald and Debra Edwards

Christopher M. Hale

William and Judy Buelterman

Betty J. Dethmers

Kent and Phillis Emerson

Timothy and Karen Hart

Bobbie and Proc Caudill

Earl and Norma Ellington

Steven and Jonda Gaudin

Charles and Amy Kilpatrick

Daniel and Donna Connell

William and Jane Ellington

Kenneth and Opal Gilson

Martha C. Marshall

Hugh and Sandra Convery

Julie Ellington

Amelia Grittani

Eula Oldham

Philip and Theresa Cooper

Ruby and Ginny Ellington

Sheila A. Hock

Joseph and Carla Skaggs

Stewart H. Corn

Neil and Yvonne Fojtasek

Clyde I. James

Tad and Susan Williams

Lane and Betty Cowsert

Stanley and Beryl Gershenson

Timothy and Lisa James

Vivian E. Hogge

Douglas and Catherine Johnson

Terry Irons

John and Cathy Dyer

David and Chunghee Kang

Luanne L. Justus

Craig and Amanda Dennis

John and Debbie Ellis

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Gerald L. DeMoss

Philip and Glenna Fay

Ruth A. Shively

Betty F. Caulkins

James R. “Rick” Ruth

Joe and Sharon Fraley

Rose M. Webster

Joseph and Barbara Fanning

George and Marilyn Owens

Paul and Linda Fultz

James and Delrita Wells

Kenneth and Betty Hall

Stephen J. Goldberg

Cindy Wortmann

Jerry and Kathleen Hatfield

Opal Litton Sluss (67)

John and Laura Hatfield

Rowan County Retired Teachers

Ralph D. Hall


Harold White Lumber Inc.

Dorothy F. Williams Perkins

Brian and Jennifer Jackson

Jerome and Susan Hart

Rod and Delores Baker

Donald and Carol Laferty

Douglas and Donna Jenkins

Delaine Cook

Mark and Joyce Minor

Patty Fultz Smedley (83)

John and Karen Kennedy

David and Laura Evans

Wendell and Judy Moore

Eric and Peg Jones

Kentucky Junior Livestock Expo East

L. J. Fisher

Paul J. Ousley

Janet and Stephen Lewis

Delbert Honchul

Dirk D. Pendleton

Dr. Donna Snell Smith

Edward and Kimberly Lundergan Family

Joel and Kim Nickell

Pendleton Surveys LLC

J. P. Smith

William and Patricia Mains

Lynn and Letha Nickell

Christine A. Perry

Tom and Alicia McClurg

Charles and Glenna Pennington

Leslie Perry-Collins

John Stanley

Rebecca E. Miculinich

Norma R. Phipps

James and Donna Reed

Betty D. Cutts

Steve C. Mobley

Delores L. Sorrell

Tommy and Teresa Riddle

Rowan County Retired Teachers

Annabella T. Moore

Daryl B. Whitt

Roger and Jackie Russell


Michael L. Sturm

Marvin and Lucy Moore

Phillip and Edith Tackett

Karl R. Tellefsen

Marlene L. Padula

Byrd H. Perry (69)

Perk’s Inc.

Vicki L. Amburgey

Keith and Sheri Quinn

Rex W. Ankrom

Richard (Dick) Rannels (60)

William and Susette Redwine

Caroline M. Best

Don and Virginia Carter

Michael and Elizabeth Reffitt

Brian and Angie Boyd

Paula J. Reynolds

Christopher and Joy Brown

Linda M. Mulholand Thom Yancy (79) Thomas and Patricia Rodgers

Honorary Gifts Making an honorary gift is a generous and thoughtful way to recognize a person’s life and accomplishments. Many gifts to the Foundation are made to honor a friend, commemorate an important holiday or life event, or pay tribute to a special teacher. An honorary donation to the MSU Foundation is a popular alternative to traditional gifts on birthdays, anniversaries and special events such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Names in blue are being honored. Anne Gruenschlaeger

Dallas F. Sammons

Linda M. Heil

Kenneth L. Strosnider

Kozy Hamilton

Mary J. Gruenschlaeger

Charrie and Allen Tyler

Joseph and Mary Hinton

Nancye H. Thornberry

Donald S. Cooper

James and Madonna Weathers

Steve Hoersting Psychological

James and Madonna Weathers

Services PLLC

Timothy Wilson and

Pam and Mike Hesler

Buford Crager (61)

Sue S. Wells

Mike and Deanie Brown

Wesley and Ilsun White

Eric Howard and Linda Thacker

Bobby and Judith Crager

Timothy Wilson and

Benjamin and Sharyl Iden

Teresa J. Wilson

Timothy and Lisa James

Reggie and Mindy Wise

Rosemarie (Hards) Gold (83)

Susan Kemper

Judith O. Yancy

David and Sharon Barnett

Sarah Emmons

James K. Crager Roy and Kimberly Downey

Ferri Wolford

Sarah Emmons

James and Patricia Binion

George and Sally Kerr

Garrett and Margaret Duncan

Donna Everett

Nadene Easterling

Clyde James (65)

James and Rose Lester

Dr. Harry M. Ward

Donna Everett

Martin and Judy Endicott

Kevin Paul Barney

Jack and Cheryl Matthews

W. E. Blair Tillett

Harry and Cathy Gunn

Robert and Wanda Gould

Alton and Paula Black

Chris and Laura Meder

Roger and Sue Grace

Janice Brankamp

Jerry and Sheila Morrison

Jean Haskell

Rodney and Belinda Hitch

Ralph and Ruth Harney-Howard

Mike and Deanie Brown

Nicholas and Cheryl

Charlotte L. Anders

Barbara G. Lyons

Steve and Linda Harvey

David and Carolyn Cleavenger

Faye Bailey

Scott and Jill McBride

George and Brenda Helton

Michael Conley

B. Pat O’Rourke

William D. Bossa

Timothy and Jane Miller

Jack and Nancy Henson

Gerald Spaeth and Pamela Cupp

Lisa M. Palas

Theresa L. Danaher

Christine A. Perry

Larry Estill Howell

Edgar and Kyla Cupp Trust

Kurt H. Pickering

Alison S. Elder

Jim and Kathryn Polmanteer

Barbara Hoyle

Roy and Kimberly Downey

Kevin Porter and Monica Lidral

Kenneth M. Hawkins

John R. Secor

Benjamin and Sharyl Iden

Garrett and Margaret Duncan

Garrick and Janet Ratliff

Marie W. Nesbit

Clyde Ival James

David and Gaynelle Felker

William and Susette Redwine

Deborah H. Wyld

James and Rose Lester

Ronald and Ann Fiel

James and Donna Reed

Charles and Ruth Morgan

Robert L. Garbrick

Thomas and Patricia Rodgers

John Collis (49)

Lisa M. Palas

Joseph and Susan Gilman

Dallas F. Sammons

James G. Fogle

Kevin Porter and Monica Lidral

Roger and Sue Grace

Edward and Tina Strosnider

Nina R. Preston

Michael and Rhonda Gray

Glenda J. Strosnider


Donald and Patricia Hardin

Susette E. (Dalton) Redwine (78) Thomas and Patricia Rodgers

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Clyde I. James to be honored with 2013 Founders Award for University Service He served Morehead State University loyally for almost three decades and now, Clyde I. James (65) is receiving one of MSU’s highest honors, The Founders Award for University Service. A native of Morehead, James is a graduate of both Morehead High School and MSU. He later earned his master’s degree in education-student personnel administration with an emphasis in business from Indiana University. James went on to hold numerous positions during his more than 30-year-career as an MSU employee. He was a residence hall director, faculty member, associate dean of students, Greek affairs adviser and manager of the University Center. He also found time to serve on numerous committees throughout his tenure. Even after his retirement, James continues to be a goodwill ambassador for the University. A former president of the MSU Alumni Association, James is a frequent volunteer in efforts related to alumni and foundation interests.

Six to be inducted into Halls of Fame at Homecoming Inductees into the Alumni and Athletic Halls of Fame will be recognized during a banquet on Friday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Adron Doran University Center. The public is invited to attend. To purchase tickets, call 800-783-2586 or email

Alumni Hall of Fame Gregory H. Wing (76), is currently a professor of trumpet at Morehead State University, along with being an in-demand clinician/guest artist and performer with the Horizon Brass Quintet. He is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading trumpet artists, having performed with a variety of notable jazz and classical music orchestras and alongside Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Andrea Bocelli, Luciano Pavarotti, Natalie Cole, Tom Jones and many others. He was the recipient of the 2010-11 Morehead State University Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award.

Nathaniel Lee (77), is the senior partner of Lee & Fairman LLP, a law firm based in Indianapolis, Ind. He has litigated more than 150 jury trials, is active with various community organizations and boards, and serves as chairman of the Lee Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable organization which provides annual assistance to youth and families in the Greater Indianapolis and surrounding areas. The foundation’s events, like its Halloween Drive-Through Candy Giveaway and Christmas Adopt-A-Family, have been held for the past 15 years and have serviced thousands of children and families.

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David Blevins (89) came to MSU on a baseball scholarship and later earned a B.S. degree in environmental science. Now, he serves as a director level vice president of CH2M Hill, one of the largest environmental consultation firms in the United States. He has spent more than two decades working for numerous companies in both Kentucky and Michigan and has been involved in a variety of large-scale engineering and environmental projects.

Athletic Hall of Fame Mike Brown (63) left his mark on MSU athletics both on and off the field. The Logan, Ohio, native played multiple positions for the Eagle football squad from 1959-62. His senior season, the year the Eagles were named co-champions of the OVC, he was a Second-Team All-OVC selection and was named both MSU’s Most Valuable Player and the league’s Most Outstanding Defensive Back. Brown returned to serve as assistant coach from 1966-68 and helped guide MSU to its second league title in 1966. He would go on to serve 15 years as the faculty representative for athletics and chaired the MSU athletic committee for 10 years.

Henry Akin, originally from Troy, Mich., was a basketball standout during his time with the Eagles. In his two seasons (63-64 and 64-65) under Head Coach Bob Laughlin, he led MSU in rebounds and was second on the team in scoring. He also ranked in the OVC’s top 10 for scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage and free throw accuracy both seasons. Akin played in the NBA for two seasons, first with the Knicks in 1966-67 and the following season with the Seattle Supersonics. He later played in the American Basketball Association for the Kentucky Colonels for one season (1968-69).

Amy Almond (03) was an outside hitter for the MSU volleyball team from 1999-2002. The Columbus, Ohio, native had standout seasons in 2001 and 2002. Both years, she was selected as an allregion honoree by the American Volleyball Coaches Association and was named the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year. Almond is ranked third in school history in career kills, sixth in both career hitting percentage and single-season kills and holds a freshman-class record for hitting percentage.

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CLASSNOTES collection of several research libraries in

teacher, and along with her mother, a

Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Kentucky.

restaurant and bar manager. In 1976,

Bussell served on active duty as an enlisted soldier in the U.S. Army, including Vietnam and other duty stations, before retiring as a lieutenant colonel. He and his wife, Linda (72) live in Lexington.

the company transferred the restaurant managers to Corpus Christi where they managed the International Airport Restaurant. In the coming years, she married, had two sons and worked other jobs until 2001 when she was employed by the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station. When

E. Wayne Bussell (69), a Lexington

the contract ended, she went to work at

attorney, published a new book on the

the La Palmera Mall where she remains

American Revolution in 2012. For more than


six years, he has been researching and collaborating with experts to produce the

Castillo joined Sts. Cyril & Methodius

scholarly book titled, “Matthew Bussell

Church in 1997, where she is a Eucharistic

and the American Revolution—Sailor and

Minister. She began writing poetry in 2004

Soldier.” The book documents the life of one of his ancestors, Matthew Bussell, and his service during the Revolutionary War, sailing on the Dragon which launched

Marianne Taylor Castillo (73) has fulfilled a dream of becoming a published author. She has two softcover books of Christian poetry

while attending adoration hour after a workday at the base. She hopes to share more words of inspiration in future works.

titled, “From the Heart,” Book One and

Joseph A. Justice (74), director of the

Book Two, which are available online at

Tennessee Small Business Development

played major roles in the country’s history. A native of Ashland,

Center in East Tennessee State University’s

she moved to Brownsville, Texas, after

College of Business and Technology, has

Because of its historical significance, the

graduation where she was a basketball

been appointed to the Tennessee Center

book has become part of the permanent

coach and physical education

for Performance Excellence board of

in 1779, encounters with the British Royal Navy, and association with others who

Hutchinson becomes new director of iconic Eastern Kentucky institute Brent Hutchinson (96) grew up in Eastern Kentucky. Now,

Brent went on to earn a B.A. degree in social science

his new job will allow him to make a huge impact in the

and continued his education at UK, earning a master’s

area he loves.

degree in family studies.

In October 2012, Brent became the newest director

After a career in ministry and counseling that took him

for the Hindman Settlement School in Hindman. The

to both Lexington and Nashville, Brent, his wife and their

institution, originally founded in 1902, provides arts

two sons, Adam, 9, and Miles, 5, came back to Eastern

programming and dyslexia services to schools in Knott


County and the surrounding area. It is responsible for popular summer programs like The Appalachian Writers Workshop and Appalachian Family Folk Week. Brent was raised in Louisa and graduated as valedictorian of Lawrence County High School in 1992. He, along with his twin brother, Brian (96), and wife, Gwen Sawning (95), all attended Morehead State. Brian currently serves as MSU’s athletic director.

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Brent said he is excited to continue a great tradition as the school’s new director. “I grew up driving past the settlement school and never dreamed I would end up here at this point in my life,” Brent said. “I want to figure out what people here really need more than asserting areas of interest to me.”

Kidwell inducted into NHSACA Hall of Fame The Kentucky High School Coaches Association (KHSCA) has been following Gary Kidwell’s (65) long and diverse career in high school sports and believed it was worthy of some recognition. Kidwell was selected by the KHSCA for induction into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association’s (NHSACA) Hall of Fame. Kidwell, 67, grew up in Vanceburg and attended MSU, earning a B.A. degree in health, physical education and recreation, later returning to MSU to earn a master’s degree in education with an emphasis in physical education in 1972 and rank I status in 1986.

six decades. He’s one of the school’s most successful basketball and baseball coaches and led the charge to revitalize LCHS’s football program in 1967. He later served as an award-winning athletic director and became a key voice in Lewis County athletics as both a sports columnist for the Lewis County Herald and as a play-by-

Kidwell has made countless contributions to the

play announcer for football and basketball games for

growth of Lewis County High School athletics through

WKKS Radio 104.9 in Vanceburg.

examiners. The board is comprised of

Mike Kash (84) was among those named

member of the Carter County Poetry

experts from all sectors of the regional

outstanding educators and a recipient of


economy, including health care, service,

the 2013 Teachers Achievement Award.

nonprofit, manufacturing, education and

He is a teacher at Rowan County Middle

government. The members must complete

School. In his 28 years in education in

extensive training in the Baldrige “Criteria

Rowan County, he has coached 52 teams

for Performance Excellence.”

in baseball, football and basketball. He

Steven E. Siry (78) has a new book, “Liberty’s Fallen Generals: Leadership and Sacrifice in the American War of

also served the Morehead Parks and Recreation Department as a coach and pool manager for 14 years.

Garry McPeek (90) is finishing his 23rd year in the teaching profession, with 15 of those in administration. During the last season, he coached Fairview High School to its first-ever state championship football appearance, along with his nephew Nathan, the head coach, and his son Cody, a sophomore starting offensive linemen on

Independence.” The book analyzes the

the 14-1 team. A former football Eagle, he

service and deaths of 10 patriot generals

lives in Catlettsburg.

during the Revolutionary War. He also has

Robert L. Whitaker (91) is the new vice

authored three other books of historical

president for business and finance at

nature. A former professor at Central

Georgia Southern University. In his

Michigan University and the University of

previous position since 2008, he had

Cincinnati, he currently teaches at Baldwin

been vice president for finance and

Wallace University. He lives in Strongsville, Ohio. Dr. Jenny Ison Stigers (81), associate professor at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, has been installed as president of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is director of the West Kentucky Mobile Dental Program, serving Marshall and Fulton counties. She lives in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Nellie Jordan (89) is director of the Carter County Public Library District. An Olive Hill native, she was a member of MSU’s Upward Bound and Honors programs, and secretary of Kappa Delta Pi. She moved into her current position in 2011 after many years with a local community action agency. She has increased programming to the Carter County system, by adding book clubs, summer reading and genealogy. She is active in her church, local homemaker and book clubs. She is an award-winning

administration at Georgia Highlands College in Rome, G.A., where he was responsible for the leadership and management of various units of the multicampus, two-year state college of more than 5,500 students. From 2001-08, he served as director of business services at Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta where he was interim controller and negotiated auxiliary contracts for the various units. He began his career in higher education as assistant budget Fall 2 013 | 4 5

director for the University System of

His wife, Angela H. Traver (94) is executive

Georgia’s Board of Regents and served as

director of the Rowan County Arts Center,

budget analyst for the legislative budget

a position she has held since March 2012.

office and as a health and financial analyst

She manages monthly exhibits, performing

at the Georgia Department of Medical

arts productions and coordinates renting

Assistance in Atlanta.

the facility for other special events. Before returning to Morehead, she Brett C. Traver (93) is executive director of the Morehead-Rowan County Economic Development Council. In this role since October 2011, he is the primary contact for business and industry looking to locate or

served as an account executive at BrownBoots Interactive, a full-service advertising agency specializing in website development, located in Fond du Lac, Wis. From 2003 through 2010, she was the

expand in Rowan County.

public relations manager at Buffalo Trace

Doug Bentz (92), CEO at Roane General

After graduating from MSU, he served six

at Buffalo Trace, she served as the

Hospital in Spencer, W.Va., since 2000, has

years in the U.S. Army with duty stations

advertising and marketing manager at the

been elected chair of the West Virginia

in New Jersey and Japan. From 2000-

Frankfort Tourist Commission, an illustrator

Hospital Association’s board of trustees.

10, he was a senior project manager

and marketing specialist for the U.S. Army

The WVHA, an association for hospitals

with the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic

in Japan and production manager for

and health systems, is a not-for-profit

Development. From 2007 through 2009, he

“Office World News,” a trade publication

statewide organization representing 65

worked on projects that invested nearly

based in N.J.

acute and specialty hospitals and health

$380 million creating more than 1,800 jobs

systems across the continuum of care.

for the state. In his last position before

Distillery in Frankfort. Prior to working

returning to Morehead, he spent a year as a business strategist for the Fond du Lac (Wis.) County Economic Development Council.

The Travers have a daughter, Josephine, 7. Michael Esposito (95) is a career adviser for Morehead State University Career Services. A native of Lexington, Esposito has spent 16 years working with college

Alum receives prestigious agriculture teaching award Orville Bennett’s (79) passion for agriculture and

science and earned a master’s in vocational education,

dedication to teaching it to future generations has

rank I.

garnered him one of the highest honors for an agriculture instructor.

High School in Beattyville. Bennett has spent the past

Bennett was the recent recipient of the Honorary

33 years leading his students through classes in floral

National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Organization

design, landscaping, introduction to agricultural science

Degree-Teacher award, given to those who advance

and plant science and doing so with a philosophy he

agricultural education and the FFA through personal

picked up at his alma mater.

commitment. Bennett was one of 57 teachers chosen to receive the FFA award this year.

“We do a lot of hands-on activities and that’s what I got to experience at Morehead State,” he said. “I’ve decided

The Stanton native spent all four years in MSU’s

to teach students how to do things like they taught me at

Agricultural Sciences Program living on the University


Farm. He graduated with a B.S. degree in agricultural

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Is there a future Eagle in your family? Share your baby announcement with us and we’ll mail a “Future Eagle” baby bib to celebrate your newest family member! To request a bib, email with “Future Eagle” as the subject line. You may also post pictures of your little one in the bib and share it with us on Facebook (search for “Official Morehead State Alumni & Friends” and become a fan). This is open to both parents and grandparents who are MSU alumni. Future Eagles Jack and Dean Voss Sexton are the sons of Shannon Dean Sexton (98) and Suzanne Voss Sexton (00). Shannon and Suzanne met at Morehead State and now reside in Northern Kentucky where he is an attorney and she is a dentist.

students at institutions like Boise State

Brian Hutchinson (96), director of athletics

relations and placed in the top three in

University, The University of Montana and

at MSU, has been selected for a four-year

the nation among small- and mid-sized

Western Kentucky University. He has spent

appointment on the NCAA Division I

newspapers in editorial writing and spot-

the last six years employed with MSU,

Football Championship Committee and

news coverage. He is a former newspaper

most recently as the coordinator of student

NCAA Football Issues Committee. Among

reporter, writer and news editor.

organizations, Greek life & leadership

the duties of the championship committee


are to select the field and bracket for

Charles O. “Chuck” Adams (96), superintendent of Spencer County Schools,

the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.

received the Kentucky Association of

he earned the distinction of being the

Senior High School and was assistant

University’s top journalism student of his

principal at Morehead Grade School

graduating class.

before accepting his current position which he has held for six years.

Lexington Theological Seminary’s Board of Trustees for the Class of 2015. She will work with the board as the seminary continues its search for ways to educate and train pastors and laity for 21st century ministry.

Regional Healthcare system in Eastern

members of the Trail Blazer staff and

coached boys’ basketball at Rowan County

marketing at MSU, has been named to the

and communications for the Appalachian

During their days at MSU, both were

Administrator of the Year award. He

vice president for communications and

is the corporate manager of marketing

Kentucky and Southern West Virginia.

School Administrators district-level

Jami M. Hornbuckle (96), assistant

His wife, Melissa McGuire Cornett (97),

Michael Cornett (97) has returned to the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Programs Inc., as director of agency expansion and public relations. First joining EKCEP in 2002, he was program journalist and later communications manager. During the last four years, he was director of marketing and public relations at the Center for Rural Development. He has earned numerous statewide awards in marketing and public

Amber Philpott (03) is a news anchor on WKYT-TV in Lexington where she brings the news to Central and Eastern Kentucky in four newscasts daily. During the 2013 Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters meeting in April, she was named Best Television Broadcaster. An award-winning journalist, she was named best news anchor in 2009, nominated for the award in 2010, and has been nominated for a regional Emmy.

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Dr. Bradley Clough

Virginia. He has more than 18 years of

Dr. L. Bradley Clough, 84, passed away June 29, 2013. He was born Dec. 2, 1928, in Oak Park, Ill., to the late Leroy and Ida Dux Clough.Bradley served in the U.S. Navy as a submariner. In 1965, he received his doctorate in psychology from the University of Connecticut. Bradley helped establish the psychology department at Morehead State University, where he was a professor of psychology for 38 years. Bradley was an instructor for motorcycle safety for many years, a pilot and an avid gardener. Bradley is survived by his five children, Alissa Clough, Grant Clough, Leith Clough, Tracey Couling and Dwight Clough. In addition to his children, he is survived by a brother, Richard Clough; and sister, Phyllis Mills; 10 grandchildren; and 11 greatgrandchildren. He is also survived by his former wife and dear friend, Judith Harrell.

experience in finance and operations in the proprietary and not-for-profit health care sector.

Amanda Polley Underwood (03) is among those school teachers in competition for the 2013 Kentucky Teacher of the Year honors. She teaches science in grades 4-6 at Deming School in Robertson County. Her husband, Josh Underwood (02), is an award-winning teacher at Deming, also.

Christopher Walling (12) was the latest

They live in Tollesboro with their son.

appointed board member of the University of California Los Angeles Longevity Center. An avid global traveler and chief financial officer of the Los Angeles-based Action Community Outreach Foundation, he works globally to improve health and health care in both institutional cultures and individual lives. Drawing upon his success to help deliver outcomes in some of the nation’s

Ken Dicken (07) is the new chief financial

best hospitals, he has utilized his expertise

officer at O’Bleness Health Systems in

in health care administration, biomedical

Athens, Ohio. He came to O’Bleness from

research, fundraising and development.

the Adena Health System in Chillicothe

Walling continues to stay connected to

where he had served as system controller

academic health care as an evaluator for

since 2009. Before Adena, he served in

the American College of Medical Practice

various executive level financial positions

Executives Fellowship program.

in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and West

The Morehead State University family remembers . . . Leslie A. Besanko Franzen William “Bump” E. Bradley Jewell Carr Leon K. Cody Ruby H. Compton James M. Hesler John M. Hylton Jennifer L. Redick King Robert K. McCoy Jeanna Hasenjager Motes Douglas A. Quadrano Diane L. Ris Milburn Wheeler Jason T. Zornes Oma M. Willoughby Opal Blevins Asbury James H. Melvin Sr.

ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND 1936 1940 1940

Robert L. Hogge John “Jack” F. Carson Hiram Ely Ford W. Fielding D. H. Howard Robert E. Warnock Robert Yarmesh Elmer B. Arnett Donald C. Cameron Edwin V. Holder Jr. Dorothy J. Walter William G. Adkins Bessie K. Bramel James A. Harmon Mary Carolyn Centers Bibb Guthrie M. Horton Hays Edward C. Moore

1947 1948 1949 1949 1950 1952 1952 1955 1955 1956 1956 1957 1957 1957 1958 1958 1958

Paul J. Ousley Beatrice C. Clark Robinson Wade B. Womack James W. Clark Betty P. Lake James W. Osborne Frank T. Welch Robert “Bobcat” F. Kelly Ruby Caudill Terrell Darvin Allen Bess C. Arrington Patricia Boggs Cline Nancy Roberts Edwards Ulysus C. Horne Roger M. Maze Carlie N. Thompson Ben R. Dotson

1958 1959 1959 1960 1960 1960 1960 1961 1961 1962 1962 1962 1962 1963 1963 1963 1964

To make a gift in memory of one or more of these individuals, call the Office of Development at 877-690-GIVE.

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Shirley Helen Gish, Ph.D. Shirley Helen Gish, Ph.D., Morehead State University

She authored numerous plays and performed in Arizona,

retired professor, was born Dec. 17, 1931, in St. Paul,

New Mexico and Kentucky. Dr. Gish wrote and performed

Minn., and died on Thursday, June 27, 2013.

“Me ‘n Susie,” a one-person show based on the life of

Dr. Gish is survived by two sons and two grandchildren, Timothy Donald Haskin and daughter, Melissa Remy Haskin of Tucson, Ariz., and Josh Kenneth Haskin and son, Jonah Timothy Haskin of Atlantic Highlands, N.J.

Dr. Claire Louise Caudill, a revered Morehead doctor, and her nurse, Susie Halbleib. The play and the interviews were later published by the University Press of Kentucky and the book entitled Country Doctor in 1999. She was an original member of the Morehead Theatre

Dr. Gish received numerous awards including the Outstanding Creative Achievement Award from the University of Arizona and the Distinguished Creative Achievement Award from Morehead State University.

Guild and appeared in their first play “Harvey” with Dr. Travis Lockhart. She also appeared in 13 other plays. With the MSU theatre department, she appeared in such plays as “Cinderella” and “Women of Troy.”

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The Morehead State University family remembers . . . Everett A. Moon William B. Pierce Kathleen Johnson Skeens Mildred Hunt Ward Ann L. Sandifer Mayhew Mary A. Walker Ray Mildred C. Vaughan Harlan R. Fleming John “Jack” Q. Reddick John L. Wells John L. Cantrell Stephen R. Haworth John F. McIntyre Andrew J. Rabourn John M. Tomlin Dorothy F. Goble Wallace Margaret Linda Eaton Fain Jo Ann Scruggs Jones Jewell Deane Bowen Seals Molly B. Templeton Robert L. Comstock Loyd “Sonny” H. Cummings Jr.

1964 1964 1964 1964 1964 1965 1965 1966 1966 1966 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1968 1968 1968 1968 1969 1969

Gary F. Levy Jessie F. Lowe William G. Duke Sandy D. Knipp Fred A. Sammons Plina L. Parker Shaffer David S. Stone Sr. Charles E. Cummings Fonetta A. Blackburn Elam Liza A. Fleming Keith G. Stewart Michael B. Fille John S. Nichols Audrey P. Taylor Larry W. Gregory Mr. Mark S. Klingler Elizabeth A. Roberts Thomas Gary R. Tackett Letha N. Smith McDaniel Paul B. Wells Richard T. Ochsner Emma C. Cecil

1969 1970 1971 1971 1971 1971 1971 1972 1972 1972 1972 1973 1973 1973 1974 1974 1974 1975 1977 1977 1978 1979

Mark E. Lang Dawn Y. Tinch Kinzer Douglas W. Prather Joseph W. Towner Mary E. Karstens Puckett Brian S. Shelton Timothy L. Black Breck A. Tyree Alan R. Baldwin Joanne M. Cox Daniel L. Ambrosini Rachael L. Henderson Underwood James R. Hinton Jr. Richard D. Clark Jacquelyn G. White Wolber Bobby J. Barker Aleda D. Williams Day Giselle Kroebel Teresa Howard Sturgill Maze Rodney R. Adams Rebecca J. Runyon Freeman

1980 1981 1982 1982 1983 1983 1984 1986 1990 1990 1991 1991 1991 1992 1994 1997 2001 2005 2006 2009 2011

To make a gift in memory of one or more of these individuals, call the Office of Development at 877-690-GIVE.

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Much more Eagle Pride. Join us for these upcoming events. SEPT. 12 Sept. 26 Oct. 2

Oct. 17

Hazard Brew & Gold, 5-7 p.m.

Lexington Alumni & Friends Reception, 6-8 p.m. Louisville Alumni & Friends Reception, 6-8 p.m.

Cincinnati Alumni & Friends Reception, 6-8 p.m.

Nov. 3

MSU Alumni Day at the Races, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Nov. 7

Atlanta Brew & Gold, 6-8 p.m.

Find us on Facebook! For additional information, contact the MSU Alumni Association at 606-783-2080 or 800-783-ALUM.

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SAVE THE DATE Sept. 21 Family Weekend MSU vs. EKU Eagle Football

Much more opportunity. You’ve already taken some major steps toward your education, your career and your future. Extend your knowledge and potential opportunities even further by enrolling in MSU’s Graduate School. Ranked as one of the top public universities in the South by U.S.News & World Report, Morehead State can help you achieve your dreams, whatever your interest. MSU is student-friendly and student-focused, with an emphasis on small class sizes that allow for personal instruction from our expert faculty. Now, the University is offering you a high quality education that is even more affordable. With our new flat tuition rate, graduate students will pay the same price regardless of residency and the University’s many quality online graduate-level programs can be taken with no Internet fee.

General Requirements for Graduate Study •

Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution

Minimum GPA of 2.5 on all undergraduate work; specific programs may

SEPT. 22 Browning Orchard Festival Oct. 1 Career Fair (open to alumni, students and community) OCT. 3 MSU at Mt. Sterling 10th Anniversary Celebration OCT. 5 Open House for prospective students OCT. 10 A Night in Horse Country Kentucky Folk Art Center fundraiser Oct. 24-26 Homecoming 2013 See page 52 for details. NOV. 2 Open House for prospective students

have higher requirements •

Minimum scores on the GRE, GMAT or MAT are established by program

Requirements specific to each particular program

For most programs, students may take up to a total of 12 credit hours toward their degree/certificate prior to submitting test scores required to becoming unconditionally accepted.

Interested in applying to Graduate School? Learn more at

Nov. 3 Alumni Day at the Races

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For more information, call 800-585-6781 or visit

Maintain your status as an active alumni by making a yearly contribution of at least $25 to the MSU Foundation Inc.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity, educational institution.

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Palmer Development House

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150 University Blvd., BOX 1887


Morehead, KY 40351


Homecoming 2013 OCT. 24-27 Thursday, October 24 • • • •

Art Exhibition (Claypool-Young Art Gallery) 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. MSU Homecoming Parade (Main Street) 6 p.m. MOREHEAD HYSTERIA: Eagle Basketball Preview (Academic-Athletic Center, AAC) 7:15 - 8:30 p.m. *Nearly Naked Mile (AAC, West Lobby) Registration 8:30 p.m., race 9 p.m. Presented by: Student Alumni Ambassadors

Friday, October 25 • • • • • • • •

Blue and Gold Day - Wear your eagle pride! MSU Bookstore Open Extended Hours (1st Floor, ADUC) 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Art Exhibition (Claypool-Young Art Gallery) 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Memorial Brick Ceremony (Little Bell Tower Memorial Plaza) 10:30 a.m. Class of 1963 50th Reunion Luncheon (Heritage Room, ADUC) Noon MSU Alumni Association Welcome Reception (3rd Floor, ADUC) 5-7 p.m. *Homecoming Banquet (Crager Room, ADUC) 7 p.m. Alumni & Athletic Halls of Fame and the Founders Award for University Service Homecoming Kickoff Celebration (Buffalo Wild Wings) 7 p.m. Alumni Association and Joey Wagner (01) Group promoted event

Saturday, October 27 MSU Bookstore Open Extended Hours (1st Floor, ADUC) 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. MSU Bookstore Breakfast & Fashion Show (1st Floor, ADUC) 9:30 a.m. Homecoming Tailgate (Eagle Rally Zone - parking lot across from Smith-Booth Hall) 11 a.m. DJ music provided by Joey Wagner (01) Group and free food • *Eagle Football (Jayne Stadium) 1 p.m. • *Crowning of the Homecoming King & Queen (Jayne Stadium) Halftime *Indicates ticket required. • • •

Join us for the 2013 African-American Alumni Reunion.

For reunion package information, contact the MSU Alum

ni Association.

For additional information, contact the MSU Alumni Association at 606-783-2080 or 800-783-ALUM. For a full list of Homecoming events and special reunions, visit

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