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As a native of Morehead, I feel like I grew up on the MSU campus. From elementary school trips to Lappin Hall to visit the old planetarium to late nights in the library researching high school projects to cheering on the Eagles in whatever sport was in season, I was fortunate to have all of the resources of the University available to me. My love for our alma mater started at an early age and there was never any question as to where I would go to college. I’ve always been an Eagle and when I first stepped foot on the campus as an actual student, I couldn’t have been more excited! I loved the student experience so much that I didn’t want it to end. I even went straight into graduate school so I could enjoy my time on campus as long as possible ... then I learned that my connection to the institution didn’t have to end with graduation! The alumni experience can be just as engaging and rewarding. While I’ve been able to work with several alumni during my 20 years on MSU’s development staff, I’m beyond thrilled about the opportunity to connect with so many more fellow alumni in this new role of assistant vice president for alumni relations and development. This position also allows me the privilege of serving as executive vice president of the MSU Alumni Association. This is an exciting time in the life of the campus and I’m honored to be a part of all the positive things happening as we work together to continue the legacy of our great alma mater. The Alumni Association exists to serve as a resource to support you and keep you connected with your University. During my first few months, I’ve been working very closely with the Alumni Board of Directors. Going forward, we plan to continue to strengthen the connection between graduates and MSU, create programs that match the interests and needs of alumni and increase alumni participation in the life of the campus. I am strongly committed to the mission and vision of Morehead State University and your Alumni Association. I greatly look forward to your involvement, participation and support. There are Eagle Heroes everywhere and I’d love for you to share your MSU experiences. Please stay in touch!

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To a degree: Phil Simms




Young pain, helping hands: Camp SMILE

V OL . X X X II, NO. 2 President, Morehead State University



Fight in her blood: Liza Angelicchio


Mind over body: Mariah Scott


Alumni & Welcome Center

Dr. Wayne D. Andrews Chair, Board of Regents Paul C. Goodpaster (89) President, MSU Alumni Association Inc. Eric E. Howard (81)





Derrickson planted and grew MSU’s agricultural legacy


An inside look at this issue’s featured artist


Redwine family proud to be Greek Eagles


Father and daughter share accomplishment as Eagle graduates


MSU breaks ground on $48.3 million in projects


MSU physics professor selected as Fulbright Scholar


Eagle alum’s music group becomes Internet sensation

Chair, Board of Trustees, MSU Foundation Inc. Steve Hicks (77) Publisher James Shaw Editors Mindy Clark Highley (91) Jami Hornbuckle (96) April Hobbs Nutter (97) Managing Editor Blake Hannon Art Director Toni Hobbs (02)






Jason Blanton (03)



Allison Caudill (05)









Carly Sanders (13)



Matt Schabert

Lea Faske (12) Jessi Scruggs Ferguson (12) Travis Keene (08) Rianna Robinson (05)

Matt Segal Amy Wallen (10)

IN THIS EDITION The students and alumni of MSU may not be superhuman, but the Eagle heroes in this issue have accomplished incredible goals, attained amazing success and inspired countless others along the way.

Creative Services Tim Holbrook (94), Photographer Guy Huffman (02), Photographer David Moore (09), Designer Production Manager Amy Riddle (00)

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 inquiries 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, Kentucky. 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, Division of University Advancement, Palmer Development House, Morehead, KY, 40351, 800-783-ALUM,

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AROUND MSU Dr. Ben Malphrus, center, Department of Earth and Space Sciences chair and Space Science Center director; back row from left: Dr. Roger McNeil, College of Science and Technology dean; Dr. Michael C. Henson, associate vice president and graduate school dean; Jeff Kruth, space science antenna engineer; Dr. Steve Ralston, provost and vice president for academic affairs; Dr. Wayne D. Andrews, president.

MSU’s ‘Deep Space Probe’ selected by NASA for lunar mission Building on the success of NASA’s partnerships with commercial industry, NASA has selected Morehead State University as one of the 12 Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP) to advance concept studies and technology development projects in the areas of advanced propulsion, habitation and small satellites. The NASA contract is one of the biggest in MSU history at $7.9 million. “We are extremely excited about this opportunity. This competitive selection is a credit to the staff and students of the space science program who have worked tirelessly on previous SmallSat missions – five to date – to ensure the success of these missions in Low Earth Orbit. Taking the next steps toward lunar and interplanetary SmallSat missions with Morehead State University as a partner could not have happened without the success of these precursor missions,” said Dr. Ben Malphrus, MSU’s Department of Earth and Space Sciences chair and Space Science Center director. Through these public-private partnerships, selected companies will partner with NASA to develop the exploration capabilities necessary to enable commercial endeavors in space and human exploration to deep-space destinations, such as the proving ground of space around the moon, known as CIS-lunar space, and Mars. Under this NASA NextSTEP program, Morehead State University and its partners, the Busek Company (Natick, Massachusetts), NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center (GSFC in Greenbelt, Maryland), and the Catholic University of America (CUA), will develop and build a 6U CubeSat designed to prospect for water ice and other lunar volatiles from a low-perigee lunar orbit flying only 100 km (62 miles) above the lunar surface. The Lunar IceCube will be deployed during lunar trajectory by the SLS (which will be the most powerful rocket ever built) and use an innovative RF Ion engine to achieve lunar capture and the science orbit to allow the team to make systematic measurements of lunar water features. The science goals are to investigate the distribution of water and other volatiles as a function of time of day latitude, and regolith composition/mineralogy. For more information, visit

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MSU, Mayo Clinic join forces for ‘CDTX’ experiment Bob Twiggs, professor of space science, is leading an innovative microgravity experiment for Morehead State University. MSU will team up with the Mayo Clinic for the “CDTX” experiment which will launch an edge-of-space balloon to test reentry of a capsule containing an exomedicine experiment. The capsule will be built by Terminal Velocity Aerospace of Atlanta, Georgia, using instrumentation built by the MSU team, and will contain an experiment designed by researchers at the Mayo Clinic. This past April, MSU’s Bob Kroll, space systems engineer, and Victor Clarke, a freshman in the space science engineering program from Ashland, traveled to the Near Space Corporation facilities in Tillamook, Oregon, for

Front row, from left, Victor Clarke, Jaco Back row, Bob Kroll and Bob Twiggs.

b Boeschel and Austin Clark.

the balloon test of a reentry capsule built by TVA. Funded by NASA, the small test capsule is being designed to bring back manufactured samples from the International Space Station on a regular basis. “Kroll along with students Victor Clarke (Ashland sophomore), Austin Clark (Fairview sophomore) and Jacob Boeschel (Louisville sophomore) have been working for several months to design and test two 10cm cube labs that fit inside the capsule. This is an opportunity for students (all space science majors) to work on real world projects training them for the Kentucky space industry workforce,” said Twiggs. “One of the cube labs will contain a small sample of frozen stem cells provided by Dr. Abba Zubair from Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. The purpose of this test is to simulate the reentry experienced by samples in the capsule released from the International Space Station by taking the capsules to 100,000 feet altitude by balloon and dropping it. The second cube lab will have a small computer designed by students that will monitor the temperatures of the stem cells and record the data to be available for analysis with the return of the capsule. This is one step in developing exomedicine research supported in Kentucky,” said Twiggs. Aerodynamic descent of the capsule from this “edge-of-space” altitude will simulate a large portion of the trajectory of an orbital entry. The flight test is scheduled to take place this summer. Additional information on MSU’s part of the experiment is available by calling Twiggs at 606-783-9594 or visiting

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English Master’s degree program selected among top 10 Morehead State University’s English master’s degree program has been selected ninth best in the United States and was the only school in Kentucky whose program made the list of top universities and colleges released by According to, MSU was selected because it excelled in: dedication to online or hybrid education; graduate course selection; and providing academic and career services. “This honor is evidence of our faculty’s insistence on quality of instruction and aspirations to propel the study of English into and beyond the twenty-first century,” said Dr. Tom Williams, English department chair. MSU’s Master of Arts in English program offers students a comprehensive overview of advanced literary study, as well as courses in creative and technical writing and linguistics. The 33-hour program offers both thesis and non-thesis options as well as a full array of Internet courses in all the major areas of English studies. Morehead State is one of the few accredited schools in the nation to offer a master’s degree in English completely online, and it is the first in the region to fully support a virtual learning environment. Visit for additional information or call the Department of English at 606-783-9448.

School of Business Administration ranked in top 50 Morehead State University’s School of Business Administration has been ranked in the 2015 rankings of the Top 50 Best Value Online Business Schools by in Value Colleges. MSU’s School of Business Administration was ranked 41st in the country. All AACSB-accredited business schools in the U.S. were considered and evaluated according to their complete cost, average debt for graduates and average starting salary for graduates to find the right balance for value-conscious students. “As one of the pioneers in online program delivery, our business faculty is committed to providing access to its high-quality business programs. Many of today’s students are not able to commit the time to a residential experience and find our online programs provide them the opportunity to earn a degree while they continue working,” said Dr. Bob Albert, dean of the College of Business and Public Affairs. Value Colleges’ site guides students to the most trustworthy programs with the lowest student debt and highest returns. To create its list, Value Colleges considered three criteria: complete cost of a degree; average debt for graduates; and average starting salary for graduates. MSU’s business school has 40 full-time faculty members and enrolls more than 1,000 majors at the associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree levels. It established Kentucky’s first fully online degree program with the MBA in 1999. To learn more about MSU’s School of Business Administration, visit Additional information is available by contacting Keith Moore, assistant to the dean/MBA program director, at 606-783-2969.

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Much more than the next step. . Our graduate courses are not limited just to the main campus in Morehead. MSU offers you the flexibility to explore an array of graduate and post-graduate degree programs at our regional campus centers. Many programs are offered completely online or through a mix of face-to-face and interactive television (ITV) classes. Whatever your needs, you’re sure to find the right fi t for you.

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For more information, call 606-783-2039 or visit MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity, educational institution.

Much more Eagle pride. Kentucky residents, show your Eagle pride with a newly redesigned Morehead State license plate. A portion of the fee will benefi t the University. For more information, visit or call your local county clerk. Summer 2 015 | 7

Superheroes are everywhere these days. They’ve moved beyond the pages of comic books to the big-screen and our TVs. However, this isn’t the only place you can find heroes. People are doing both super gestures and heroic deeds every day, and the students and alumni of MSU are no different.

Illustration by Lea Faske (12) – See page 26.

This particular issue of Statement looks a bit ... well ... comic book-ish ... in an effort to showcase how MSU transforms its students from the ordinary to the extraordinary while highlighting a few people in particular that have been models of determination, courage and compassion that we can all look up to. They may not be leaping tall buildings in a single bound, fighting crime or wearing cool costumes (actually, one person here did get to wear a pretty cool uniform, but that’s beside the point), but these Eagle heroes have taken the necessary steps to achieve a long-time goal, been a saving presence to young kids in need, battled formidable foes and overcame incredible obstacles. Plus, we’ll show you how these Eagle heroes and all of our amazing alumni will soon have a brand new place to call home.

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To a Degree THIRTY-SIX YEARS AFTER LEAVING MOREHEAD STATE, PHIL SIMMS – CBS SPORTS ANALYST, FORMER SUPER BOWL M.V.P., TWO-TIME PRO BOWLER – RETURNS FOR SOMETHING HE LEFT BEHIND. Few can match the achievements that former New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms (15) can check off from his football career. He owns a Super Bowl ring. He appeared in two Pro Bowls during his 14-year NFL career. He holds the record for highest percentage of completed passes in a championship game. After he retired – and the Giants retired his jersey – Simms moved on to a successful second career in

“Going to college gave me the chance to lead a different


life away from home,” Simms said. “I’ll never forget

But even after all those career highs, Simms was still missing one thing: a college degree. In May, 36 years after leaving MSU – located two hours east of Simms’ hometown in Springfield, Kentucky – he returned to campus to receive his bachelor’s degree. He was just two classes shy of his diploma and Morehead State worked with him to complete his requirements. He earned a Bachelor of University Studies degree and was presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degree from the Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at MSU’s Spring Commencement. “They said something to me. I go, ‘Yeah, I need to do this,’” Simms said. “It’s like there’s another part of my life that’s complete now. I’m glad to get it done. It makes me feel good.”

the fact that they gave me a football scholarship. I’ll never get over that. That was the only way that I could go to college. It was the perfect school and the right situation.” Simms said his relationship and appreciation for his alma mater has only grown in recent years. During the speech he gave at commencement, he said that some of his closest friends are those he met while attending MSU. Even with all of his accomplishments on the gridiron and in the broadcast booth, Simms is proof that it is never too late to learn or find the time to achieve the goal of a college education. The opportunities that MSU afforded him – both then and now – are something he’ll never forget. “Now, I’m really proud to be an alum, because I’m an official alum,” Simms said. “When I think about Morehead State, I think about that: to come out of here

For Simms, who grew up in a family of eight children,

and how it changed my life. And I always say that.

Morehead State provided an opportunity no other

I probably wouldn’t be sitting here right now or had the

university offered: an athletics scholarship that allowed

success that I’ve had if I didn’t come here.”

him to attend college and play football. Simms says he was serious about pursuing a professional career from his early days at Morehead State, and if he had not

Portions of this story originally appeared in NCAA Champion magazine.

pursued that path, he likely would have wanted to remain close to the game as a teacher and football coach.

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Young Pain, Helping Hands Camp SMILE helps give bereaved children a new life after loss When it comes to a lot of things, the expression “the

Camp SMILE is a bereavement camp for young children

name says it all” definitely applies. In the case of Camp

who have lost a loved one. It’s an experience that not

SMILE, the name doesn’t even begin to tell the whole

only proves to be life-changing for the campers, but for


everyone involved.

At Camp SMILE (Sharing Memories In a Loving

Camp SMILE was co-founded by Melanie Hurst (01) and

Environment), you’ll certainly see happy faces. Children

co-worker Tiffany Fannin (04), who both are employed at

ages 7-17 get to experience the great outdoors,

St. Claire Regional Hospice & Palliative Care. Fannin was

participate in fun activities, share stories and form

already organizing children’s outreach groups through

friendships with their fellow campers and counselors.

hospice when she and Hurst came up with the initial idea

But the main reason Camp SMILE exists is rooted in

nine years ago for something a bit different and more

profound feelings of loss and grief and finding a way to

inviting for children.

overcome them.

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“We decided to just try our own day camp and see if it

A collaborative effort between St. Claire Regional

got better results,” Hurst said. “We got really positive

Hospice & Palliative Care in Morehead and the

feedback. We had parents come up to us and say their

Morehead State University Department of Nursing,

kids opened up more. Being around kids with similar

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losses, we could see it was something that’s really worthwhile in comparison to anything we ever offered before to kids.” Camp SMILE balances fun “play therapy” activities like swimming, archery, rock climbing and canoeing with very revealing and often-times emotional group sessions with bereavement counselors. Camp SMILE seemed to make a difference in these kids’ lives from its inception, but perfecting the camp’s approach was a trial and error process. Even with her hospice experience, Hurst said she was caught off guard by some of the tragic stories the children shared in the camp’s first few years. “Our materials were about caterpillars and butterflies and the life cycle, but what we were getting were suicides and drug overdoses and car crashes,” she said. “It was very heartbreaking.” Camp SMILE later expanded from a day camp to an overnight camp held at Camp Judy Lane in Wellington, Kentucky, and partnered with Morehead State University’s Department of Nursing. Teresa Howell (80), professor of nursing at MSU, helped develop the course NURS 385 Camp Nursing. Nursing students are given the chance to complete their work-study requirement at Camp SMILE but ultimately leave with much more than work experience in the process. “Morehead State is all about service learning and getting students involved in the community and in the area. We thought this was a great opportunity to work with children and incorporate the bereavement aspect,” Howell said. “It’s part of compassion and learning to be a caring nurse, also just working with the pediatric population in general.” Chelsea Havens (13), a dental assistant at St. Claire Regional Medical Center and Howell’s daughter, first volunteered at Camp SMILE when she was 16 and has been involved in every Camp SMILE ever since. She said one of the highlights of the camp experience is a balloon release, where kids write a letter to the person they lost, tie it to a balloon and release it in a group ceremony.

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“I think that really helps them because they get to write it down and, ultimately, send it to the person and that gets it off their chest,” Havens said. In Havens’ time with Camp SMILE, she said the camp hasn’t only changed the campers’ lives for the better. “You get there and you get so emotionally attached with these kids. You want to help them, but as it turns out, they helped me,” she said. “For me, I learned, don’t judge a book by its cover. Get to know people and know their story and know why they are how they are and if you can do something to help them, that makes it that much better.” At the most recent Camp SMILE that took place this past May, Kyle Smith, a junior in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at MSU, got to be the helping hand one camper desperately needed. He was working as a counselor for the teenagers and one camper had decided he wouldn’t get in the water – for any reason. But when he saw all the other campers canoeing, his resolve started to break. He wanted to participate, but he still had something holding him back. release, where kids write a letter to the person they lost, tie it to a balloon and release it in a group ceremony.

Smith was there to answer his questions and calm his nerves. Next thing you know, he’s paddling out. From that point on, he was swimming, splashing and going down the water slide with the rest of the campers.

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“That moment he got comfortable in that canoe changed

“What I think and hope continues to happen is when they

his experience for the entire weekend,” Smith recalls.

come to camp, they see so many other kids that it has

“He was more receptive to everything from that point.”

happened to and they, too, are going to school and they

Smith was just one of 25 MSU students and two nursing faculty who participated in Camp SMILE this year to make sure the 46 campers in attendance had someone to

are still in sports and they are still able to connect with one another and see that they’re not the only one out there,” Hurst said.

be there through these campers’ spectrum of emotions,

“Camp SMILE does great things because they go in one

from profound grief and guilt to unbridled happiness

way and they leave a completely different person, but in

and joy. Losing a loved one leaves a void that can never

a positive way,” Havens said. “It changes their lives.”

fully be filled, but the staff and volunteers at Camp SMILE have had a transformative effect on the campers, providing them with the tools to process death while having the time of their lives.

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Photo courtesy Amy Wallen Photography

Fight in her blood


Over the course of nearly three years, Angelicchio went

can almost reflexively recite.

from being a vibrant student walking the campus of

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Dec. 21, 2012 Feb. 27, 2013

March 24, 2014

Unfortunately, the reason she can so easily remember these dates is they are all monumental occasions no college student in the prime of her life should ever have to go through.

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Dec. 21, 2012: Cancer diagnosis Feb. 27, 2013: Bone marrow transplant

March 24, 2014: Open-heart surgery

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Morehead State University to a person fighting for her life. Her positive personality and outgoing nature helped her not only get through a number of medical issues and procedures, it inspired an outpouring of support from the MSU campus community. Angelicchio grew up in New Palestine, Indiana, just outside of Indianapolis. She was a cheerleader in high school and wanted to continue to cheer in college, which led her to attending one of Morehead State’s yearly cheerleading clinics when she was a senior.

She originally came to MSU in 2008 to join the

“I don’t know why this happened and I don’t question that.

cheerleading squad, but while waiting on a knee injury

I never have, but it’s weird to think why someone that is

to heal so she could try out, she ended up forming

only 23 and pretty healthy would get cancer,” she said.

bonds with a different group of girls. Her freshman year, Angelicchio joined Chi Omega women’s fraternal organization and she was soon a cheerleader for her organization, becoming a recruitment chair and later president of the sorority. In addition to enjoying the social

Angelicchio would undergo three weeks of chemo and later radiation before she got a lucky break. While her sister wasn’t a match for a bone marrow transplant, they managed to find three perfect matches in her area.

aspects of Greek life, she also enjoyed the chances she

The transplant was supposed to help her fight off the

had to get involved in charity work for the Make a Wish

disease, but something unexpected happened ... and it


wasn’t good. She acquired Graft-vs-Host Disease. The

For most of her time at MSU, Angelicchio had no health issues whatsoever, but in 2012, she began to notice

bone marrow cells that were supposed to heal her were now attacking her body.

something was off. When she was helping her roommate

Her skin looked and felt like it was covered in third-degree

move into her new house, she became unexplainably

burns. The cells attacked her gastrointestinal tract and


liver. She had shooting, needle-like pain in the soles of her

“We were painting her room and it was just really hard for me. I was standing there painting and I was just really out of breath and I just wanted to sit down,” she said.

feet that was so agonizing she would have to crawl on the floor to the bathroom or have her parents carry her. She lost her appetite, shrinking from a healthy 125 pounds to a 74-pound “bag of bones,” as Angelicchio puts it. At

The same thing happened later that year when her

one point, doctors informed her parents that she only had

parents were helping her move. Even helping carry a

about a 10 percent chance to live.

mattress proved to be too difficult. She decided to go to the doctor. He said it was probably exhaustion from finals week but, suspecting she might have a pulmonary embolism on her lungs, he decided to run some blood tests as a precautionary measure.

She spent a lot of time in the hospital but eventually was able to come home. She attended her family’s Christmas dinner and had to walk around dragging an IV of antibiotics. Once doctors backed off the pain medications she was on, which frequently left her in an

While Angelicchio, her mother and father, Terri and John,

almost euphoric state, she got her strength back in order

and her younger sister, Natalie, gathered in the living

to undergo open-heart surgery to fix another medical

room for a late-night movie, the house phone rang and her

complication. Angelicchio had a blood infection that

doctor’s number came up on the caller ID. She answered

essentially caused two valves in her heart to fail. One had

the phone.

to be replaced. The other was later fixed with antibiotics.

“He said, ‘Your blood work came back abnormal. I think

During this time when Angelicchio was away from MSU

you have leukemia, so you’re going to go to the hospital

fighting her disease, her friends, sorority sisters and much

as soon as they get a bed open. They’ll call you and you’ll

of the Greek and campus community came together to

be admitted,’” Angelicchio recalls. “I, then, handed the

make her battle a little easier.

phone to my mom and said, ‘You deal with this. I don’t know what is happening.’”

Almost immediately upon learning of the cancer diagnosis, little sister Natalie and Caitlin Bailey (14), Angelicchio’s

The following day, before she even had time to fully

sorority sister, got in touch and brainstormed to figure out

process her diagnosis of acute lymphoid leukemia,

how they could raise money for any upcoming medical

Angelicchio was at her local hospital receiving her first


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“That was the first thing I wanted to do because she was a dear friend of mine,” Bailey said. “It’s one of those things where you never think it will directly happen to someone you know, but it very well can.” In the spring of 2013, Bailey and others helped organize Liza Week, which featured fundraising events like a 5K run, a dance-athon and a silent auction with proceeds going to Angelicchio and her family. One of her friends started the #LizaStrong hashtag, which found its way onto T-shirts and bracelets and spread through social media. On Valentine’s Day 2013, Be The Match, a national

Photo courtesy Amy Wallen Photography

bone marrow program, held a bone marrow drive in her honor and volunteers signed up over 100 people for the

One thing that hasn’t changed for Angelicchio is her

bone marrow donor registry.

desire to finally achieve her goal of earning her college

Bailey said what started out as a way to raise money for her friend turned into a larger cause to raise awareness for bone marrow registry. But she said the huge amount of support wouldn’t have come if it wasn’t for the way Angelicchio is as a person. “I think with Liza having such a contagious personality, that’s one of the reasons she had so many friends on campus, and when this happened, so many people rallied on campus to help her,” Bailey said. “It was really inspiring to see how positive she remained through it all.” “I was ecstatic. I was so happy and so sad at the same time that I couldn’t be there,” Angelicchio said. “It’s amazing how many people reached out to me and my family. It’s heartwarming. It really has restored my faith in humanity that people care as much as they do when they don’t have to.” Presently, you might look at Angelicchio and never guess her body has been through hell and back, but a few things have changed, both physically and mentally. She is more prone to the occasional sickness or bout of pneumonia every now and then due to her slightly weakened immune system. But she said cancer has changed her personality for the better. She’s as positive as she’s always been, but she’s more laid-back and carefree. Little things that used to upset or cause her stress don’t really faze her much anymore.

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degree from MSU. She is currently completing online classes to earn a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in marketing. She’s also completing her internship at the Be The Match office in Indiana and said she wants to ideally remain involved with that organization in the future, whether she’s a full-time employee or a volunteer. She admits she really didn’t care about walking at her college graduation when she lived on campus at MSU, but she can’t wait to don her cap and gown now. She feels like it will be a bit of closure, the final chapter of what she calls her “cancer life.” Angelicchio doesn’t want to let the fact she’s a cancer survivor define who she is, but it has developed her character, displayed the kindness of others and directed her toward a cause she plans to champion for the rest of her life. “I want to shut out being sick. I don’t want to shut out the cancer from my life,” she said. “It’s such a huge part of my life that’s always going to be there and it’s always going to be something for me to be able to educate people about and what it means to be a bone marrow donor and what it means to be a bone marrow recipient and a cancer survivor.”


Mind Over Body Mariah Scott didn’t let anything stop her from becoming an Eagle graduate Everyone, at some point, is going to be faced with some

accept her bachelor’s degree as a graduate of Morehead

sort of challenge – one that may seem to be completely

State University.

insurmountable – but will find the determination to overcome it.

Scott was born and raised in Flatwoods, Kentucky, but before she was even born, her family had to come to

Mariah Scott (15) was faced with a challenge most

grips with the challenges she would be forced to face.

people couldn’t possibly imagine, and she’s had to deal

The doctors noticed her condition five months into her

with it from the moment she took her first breath.

mother’s pregnancy.

Scott, 25, was born with tetra-amelia, a rare disorder

While Scott was growing and developing in her mother’s

that caused her to be born without any arms or legs. But

womb, Edna Calihan, Scott’s “Granny,” spent countless

despite her condition, she was able to make the trip to

nights thinking of the type of life her first grandchild

the stage with her fellow classmates this past spring to

would have.

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“I wondered how she would be able to do anything.

electronic wheelchair by the time she was three years

I mean, I even laid in bed and wondered, how can you

old and writing by the time she was in kindergarten,

turn over without arms or legs,” she said. “But she’s

wedging the pencil between her cheek and her shoulder.

amazed us from the day she was born.”

She uses the same technique when she stirs cake batter,

After her birth, Scott spent two months in the Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Lexington undergoing a

feeds herself or brushes her teeth. “She would watch me do something and say, ‘Granny, I

total of five surgeries. After that, minus

want to do that.’

the absence of her limbs, she was a

But I couldn’t show her how,” Calihan

perfectly healthy baby girl.

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Scott’s mother and father lived with Calihan after she was born and had another child 18 months later (her younger brother, Hunter.) After they separated and Scott’s mother went to

. . despite whatev factors get in yo er ur way . .

nurse from King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky, took it upon herself to raise her two grandchildren

schooling without much incident or social stigma because of her unique condition, but she

She was bullied. She admits she had

e l p o e p t e l t ’ n . and do you down. bring

everything was going to be OK.” When Scott was growing up, the entire

only two friends. She dreaded going to school and shed her fair share of tears. She immersed herself in her studies and made great grades, graduating with honors and a 3.8 GPA, but she oftentimes wanted to quit, stay home or go somewhere else. But for those

closest to her, that wasn’t an option.

family pitched in to help out wherever they could.

“There was actually a point I begged my Granny to let

Her little brother has often served as her arms and legs

me be homeschooled or to transfer. She wouldn’t let

and others have done everything from driving her to her

me,” Scott said. “She always taught me, once I start

appointments to building parallel bars out of old PVC

something, I have to finish it. Even when things would get

pipe so she could develop her upperbody strength. But

hard, she would never just let me give up on everything.”

as long as she can remember, Scott would try to figure out a way to do everything herself. She couldn’t walk or even crawl across the floor as a baby, but she sure could roll with the best of them. She was operating her first

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Scott went through much of her

things got hard. She was an outcast.

“There was a lot of

just told her that

‘I don’t know, what’s it like to have

sophomore year of high school,

caregiver ever since.

guess my Granny

have arms and legs. And I’m like,

said by the time she began her

and has been their primary

time,” Scott said. “I

“People ask what it’s like not to


an EMT, Calihan, a retired

on in our family at the

you can do this.’”

arms and legs?’” Scott said. “It’s all I’ve

school in West Virginia to become

different things going

recalls. “I would say, ‘tell me how

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“I think she gives me more credit than credit’s due,” Calihan said. “She’s the one with all the determination. I think together, we make a pretty good team.”

While Scott was in high school, she did manage to get

professors that were never more than an email or phone

a lot of enjoyment out of volunteering in the Learning

call away.

and Behavior Disorders (LBD) and Moderate to Severe Disability (MSD) classes her junior and senior year.

“Everybody went, like, above and beyond,” she said. “I know I got through college because they were so

“For some reason, I just connected with them. I don’t

helpful. If there was anything I needed, I always felt

want to say they were ‘different,’ but they weren’t like

comfortable asking anybody.”

everybody else,” she said. “I try to teach them it’s OK to be different and that life goes on after high school.”

At MSU’s commencement ceremony this past spring, as well as many other places, people have come up to

Scott went on to college after graduating high school,

Scott to talk to her for much different reasons than she

initially enrolling as an elementary education major

experienced in high school. This one-time outcast has

at Ohio University Southern Campus in Ironton, Ohio,

now become an incredible inspiration – which Scott still

in 2009. She later was dual-enrolled in both MSU at

has trouble wrapping her head around.

Ashland and the Ashland Community and Technical College in 2011 before becoming a full-time MSU student in 2012 so she could study special education. During her practicums, she was first placed in a kindergarten classroom in Ashland, Kentucky, and later at a special

“It’s funny that you say that, because people tell that to me all the time, people that I don’t even know,” she said. “I don’t see that. I just go on day-to-day just like everybody else. It’s my normal day-to-day.”

education classroom at Russell High School in Russell,

Since graduating from MSU, Scott has been substitute

Kentucky. She kind of dreaded heading back to high

teaching and tutoring her nieces, nephews and

school, a place that one time caused her so much

neighbors while trying to find a full-time teaching

emotional pain and stress, but she had a much different

position. Despite not having arms and legs, she continues

outcome this time around.

to take steps toward her goals and reach out to grasp her

“I was a little scared, but then, I was also kind of excited,” she recalls. “The kids that I worked with, they worked really well with me. I guess as long as I respect them, they’re going to respect me.” Even though Scott prides herself on her independence (she even drives thanks to a specially modified van), she did require some special accommodations to complete her classes, but the faculty and staff, particularly at MSU

dreams, hoping that both her story and her passion can help someone else know that there are no limitations, only opportunities. “If I would have slacked in the slightest little bit or let my disability get in my way, I wouldn’t have accomplished any of that,” Scott said. “You just have to keep working as hard as you can despite whatever factors get in your way and don’t let people bring you down.”

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Every year, proud alumni of Morehead State University

The Alumni & Welcome Center will serve a variety of

journey back to their alma mater to revisit their days as

functions. There will be exhibits dedicated to milestones

an Eagle and connect with fellow alums. While there are

in the University’s history, hall of fame members and

many locations on campus they can visit, there has yet

other notable alumni. Guests will have access to

to be a single place for Eagles to converge when they

information about the University, its academic programs


and how to schedule a tour. There will also be a gift shop

That will all change with the construction of the University’s new Alumni & Welcome Center, which will give both past and prospective Eagles and community members a new place to experience MSU.

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with extended hours stocked with MSU memorabilia and rooms alumni can utilize to host meetings, gatherings and events.

Mindy Highley (91), assistant vice president for alumni

“The idea was immediately exciting because it’s going

relations and development, said the University thinks it is

to give us a place, not only for alumni but prospective

important for Eagles to have a place like this when they

students,” Howard said.


The Alumni & Welcome Center is currently in the initial

“It becomes the single focal point for alumni activities

design phase with Tate Hill Jacobs architects. The

and it will become a home for alumni at their alma

University is currently raising money for the multi-million

mater,” she said.

dollar facility with hopes to break ground in the next two

The Alumni & Welcome Center will be built at the corner of University Boulevard at the former location of the

to three years and eventually give returning and future alumni an “Eagles’ Nest” to call home.

Brass Eagle. With the construction of this building, MSU hopes to create a new grand entrance to campus. Eric Howard (81), president of the MSU Alumni Association, believes the space will be a source of great pride for alumni, while providing great recruitment

To request additional information or make a contribution to the creation of the Alumni & Welcome Center, contact the Office of Alumni Relations and Development at 800-783-ALUM or


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Taylor Lee Gasser (15) of Lexington was the student speaker during the morning commencement ceremony, held Saturday, May 9.

Left to right: MSU Board of Regents Chair Paul Goodpaster (89), Phil Simms (15) and MSU President Wayne D. Andrews. Simms earned his bachelor’s degree nearly 40 years after leaving MSU to play in the NFL.

Brittany Gail Campbell (15) of Salyersville was the student speaker at the afternoon commencement ceremony.

LTC Robert Hilton commissioned ROTC cadets as U.S. Army officers during the commencement ceremonies. From left: Dalcus Sparks Jr. (15), Wellington; Matthew Chesney (15), Morehead; and Jacob McKay (15), Mayslick. Not pictured: Jonathan M. Dunaway (15), Flemingsburg; Jeremy L. Howell (15), Grayson; John Mosley (15) , Morehead; Dakota L. Rasche (15), Morehead; Jonathan Smith (15), Owensboro. 22 |

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SPRING GALA Amber Philpott Hill (03) was this year’s master of ceremonies at the Spring Gala. The annual fundraising event raised more than $100,000. Proceeds benefi t educational opportunities for MSU students.

MSU President Wayne D. Andrews addressed the audience at the Spring Gala. The event is part of MSU’s Spring Celebration and is the University’s largest annual fundraising event.

Students and faculty from MSU’s Department of Music, Theatre and Dance provided the entertainment at the Spring Gala.

The theme of this year’s event was Moulin Rouge. The show was produced by Greg Wing (76), professor of music, pictured far right.

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Creating A Legacy for

Future Generations Be a Hero for Future Eagles! Phillip James (01) has always had a strong desire to create a lasting impact at his alma mater. Shortly after graduation, at age 26, he confirmed his commitment to MSU by making a planned gift to the University, qualifying him for membership in the MSU Visionary Society. James earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration-finance from MSU and began working in the University’s Office of Alumni Relations and Development in 2002. In 2005, he made his planned gift to the University through a life insurance policy before later earning his MBA from MSU in 2009. He is currently serving as the associate director at the University of Cincinnati Foundation.

Phillip M. J ames

“Planned gifts allow you to leave behind a legacy. Having worked in the alumni relations and development field since graduating from college, I understood the importance of giving back to your alma mater,” he said. James said it was important for him to make this contribution to MSU, and he encourages other recent graduates to do the same. “Gift planning is not typically something 20 and 30-year-olds are thinking about; instead, they are focused on starting their careers and buying their first homes,” he said. “I would encourage younger alumni to consider gift planning, particularly through life insurance beneficiary designation, because it is simple, inexpensive and will make a lasting impact on the lives of students.“

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. If you have chosen to include MSU in your estate plans, we want to recognize you. Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations and Development at 877-690-4483 so we can add your name to the Visionary Society List!

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ed planted ckson plant Derrickson Derri msu’s grew msu’s and grew and legacyy al legac ultural agricultur agric When it comes to farming, it all starts with a seed. With the right amount of care and hard work, something small grows into something much greater. That’s essentially what Dr. Charles Derrickson did at Morehead State University when he took a seed of an idea and helped grow MSU’s Department of Agricultural Sciences into one of the premiere agriculture programs in the state of Kentucky. Working the land is something Derrickson, 88, is quite familiar with. A self-proclaimed “mountain boy” from Jackson, Kentucky, he grew up on a hill farm where he and his family grew crops and tended to cattle, swine and sheep.

Now, MSU’s Department of Agricultural Sciences offers

Derrickson wanted to turn his passion for animals

11 agricultural science degree programs, including

and farming into a life-long career. He attended the

everything from agribusiness and animal science to

University of Kentucky, earning both a bachelor’s degree

veterinary science and veterinary technology. His initial

in agriculture in 1951 and a master’s in animal nutrition in

vision of combining classroom knowledge with applied

1956. He stayed at UK for 12 years working in agricultural

learning laboratories for agriculture students has

extension as a county agent before returning to school

remained intact and the 350-acre University Farm now

to complete a Ph.D. in animal nutrition at Michigan State

bears his name as the Derrickson Agricultural Complex.

University in 1965.

Derrickson would go on to retire as president of Lees

That same year, he went from one “MSU” to another. He

College in his hometown of Jackson and currently

came to Morehead State as an associate professor in the

resides in Morehead. He has taken great pride in helping

Department of Agriculture, later becoming a department

establishing MSU’s agricultural program, but he is

chair and dean of the College of Applied Sciences and

equally proud with how the program continues to grow

Technology. He worked with then-MSU president Adron

and change to provide so many career opportunities for

Doran in cultivating the University’s agriculture program

current and future generations of students.

from the soil up, securing the purchase of a farm, bringing in professors and developing the program’s initial curriculum. “We had nothing,” Derrickson said. “I was hoping it

“I think you have to look way out and abroad to see what’s happening in the country and the world and work our programs in that direction, but I think the program at Morehead State is going well,” he said.

would be large enough, maybe take in enough students to keep the program going good. But it’s grown beyond my expectations.” Summer 2 015 | 25

the featu at the artist look at red artist inside look featured An inside An Lea Faske (12) cannot

Since graduation, Faske’s illustrations and narratives

remember a time in her life

have been published in multiple anthologies. She has

when she was not surrounded

also self-published four miniature comics, each between

by art. Growing up with two

eight and 10 pages long. This summer, Faske will be

encouraging artists as parents,

interning as a 2D concept artist for Hi-Rez Studios, one

Faske says art has always

of the largest video game studios in the southeastern

played an important role in

United States located in Alpharetta, Georgia. After

her life.

completing her master’s degree, Faske wants to begin a career in game design and will continue to create

“I developed a love for storytelling and the fictional

illustrations and narratives for comics on the side.

world at an early age. As soon as I could hold a pencil I

Faske fell in love with MSU because of the individualized

would draw scenes and characters from books I read or

attention she received in her program and the hands-on

wrote myself,” she said.

opportunities professors were able to provide her while she studied. Her advice for current and future Eagles in

These days, not a whole lot has changed. Faske, a

the art department is to never accept rejection as defeat.

graduate from MSU’s Department of Art and Design, stays busy illustrating elements from her own narratives,

“Put your work out there, it can be tempting to hold back,

freelance work and pursuing her Master of Fine Arts in

but reach out to galleries and publishers,” she said.

Sequential Art at the Savannah College of Art and Design

“Pursue your dreams of higher education and step out of

in Savannah, Georgia.

your comfort zone and network with other artists.”

Join us as we honor MSU Hero es These Eagle heroes have proudly represented Morehead State University and their accomplishments have earned them the University’s highest honors: the prestigious Founders Award for University Service and spots in MSU’s Alumni Hall of Fame and Athletics Hall of Fame. All will be honored/inducted at the Homecoming banquet on Oct. 9.

Founders Award

Alumni Hall of Fame

Athletic Hall of Fame

Carol Johnson (67)

Chuck Charles (74)

Kandi Brown Parker (04)

W. H. “Honie” Rice

Kelly Kulick (00)

Jim Wells (73)

Randy Lillard (98)

For more information on these honorees or to nominate someone for future awards, visit

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Redwine Family Holiday Card 2014

Eagless Greekk Eagle be Gree to be proudd to familyy prou ine famil Redwine Redw The Redwines are similar to other MSU families because

a similarly positive experience getting active in Greek

they have multiple generations who are either MSU

life, with Bill joining the Sigma Nu fraternity and Susette

alums or current students.

becoming a member of the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority.

They are different than other MSU families because,

“It enhanced the college experience because of the

with their involvement in Greek life at MSU, you could

involvement and the special events and student activity

practically spell their last name “REDYINE.”

side of it, being a part of something,” Bill said.

“That’s kind of been a running joke in the family that

“It was just instilled in us (in our sorority) that as 18, 19,

we’re the poster family for Greek life,” said

20-year-olds, you’re always supposed to give back,”

Deveney Redwine, an MSU junior, Kappa Delta sorority

Susette added. “It’s not just for four years, it’s for life.”

member and youngest daughter of Bill Redwine (79), assistant vice president of auxiliary services at MSU, and Susette Redwine (78), an MSU retiree who served for 26 years in the University’s Office of Student Activities. Bill and Susette both came to MSU for different reasons. Originally from Sandy Hook, Kentucky, Bill’s father, Bill R. Redwine, and mother, Mattie, both went to MSU for two years. He wanted to go to the University partially because it was close to home. Susette was originally going to go to Ball State, but the native of Dayton, Ohio, decided to tag along with a friend for a campus visit and was won over instantly. Both Bill and Susette enjoyed their college experience at MSU because of the size of the campus, small class sizes and personal attention from faculty. But they also had

Bill and Susette not only met each other at MSU and became long-time employees of the University, their eldest son Brett (05) joined Sigma Phi Epsilon and his wife, Emilee Faulkner Redwine (09), is a Chi Omega. The entire family remains highly active in both MSU and Greek activities on campus. As daughter Deveney continues her journey to become yet another Redwine with Greek ties to graduate from MSU, she is mindful of the fact she’s continuing a family legacy and thankful to have found a college and a Greek organization that give her so much support. “You’re kind of close-knit with a lot of people. That kind of falls back on my family, because we’re very close-knit,” she said. “I really do like that it’s like a community effort.”

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share hter share daughter and daug Fatherr and Fathe ates graduates Eagle gradu as Eagle ment as plishment accomplish accom Each spring, in front of a packed house of family and

He and his wife of 46 years, Melanie, had two children,

friends, more than 1,000 students fill the floor of the

Traci and their youngest son, Kris. Traci was a typical

Academic-Athletic Center at MSU to officially become

“daddy’s girl,” whether it was playing baseball or going

college graduates. For many students, this is when he/

fishing, she benefited from having a fun father.

she gets to step on stage as an individual and accept his/ her degree to cap the end of an important journey. But Terry Mann (15) and Traci Ulery (15) did things a little bit differently. When the time came for these 2015 Eagle graduates to come to the stage, they came to the University and requested they do it walking side-byside. That’s because Mann, 66, and Ulery, 41, are father and daughter and wanted to celebrate this particular accomplishment the same way they achieved it: together. “We kind of feel like we earned two degrees,” Ulery said. “He helped me with mine and I helped him with his.”

when he was exhausted from work.” The first time Terry stepped into a college classroom was back in 1983 to take a speech class on MSU’s main campus. He figured it would give him another skill and help him with his then-job as a diesel mechanics instructor at the Rowan State Vocational School. But going to that class also gave him a feeling he wasn’t quite ready for. “You know, I’m at least double the age of every one else, so, of course, I was intimated,” he said. “I can remember

They may have finished college at the same time, but

walking down the hallway going through that first class, I

Terry and Traci both had very different journeys on their

thought, ‘this is stupid. I’m going to turn around and walk

way to donning their caps and gowns. Mann, a native


of Montgomery County, Kentucky, served in the U.S. Air Force from 1967 to 1971. He would later go on to work several jobs that included running his own business, Mann’s Auto Electric in Jeffersonville, where he rebuilt starters and alternators for over a decade. He then worked for 10 years for a construction company before retiring in 2010.

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Terry managed to make it through that course and a few more, taking one or two classes a semester off and on and eventually completing 60 credit hours from 1983 to 1990 and earning his teaching certificate before leaving MSU to open his business.

Terry was later enjoying the downtime of retirement in 2010, but the combination of the fulfillment he got from being a volunteer chaplain at the Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex in West Liberty and a reinstatement of his G.I. Bill for vocational rehabilitation led him right back to the classroom to pursue a bachelor’s degree in social work in 2012. “I thought, ‘you know, I’m retired, I’d like to go on and get my degree,’” he said. “I put the ‘non’ in nontraditional. I really put it off a long time.” Traci Ulery also had to deal with getting reacquainted with college classes. She initially went to MSU immediately after graduating from Menifee County High

though it wasn’t a race, Terry was slightly ahead.

School in 1992 but dropped out after a year-and-a-half.

It was important they get their degrees, but it was more

She went on to live in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, as a stay-

important that they graduate at the same time. So, Traci

at-home mom raising her three sons with her husband,

had some work to do.

Joey. After all of her kids were in school, Traci had an increasing urge to join them. So, she did – first as a parttime student in 2011 then later going full-time one year later. Both Terry and Traci took their classes at the MSU at Mt. Sterling campus, which turned out to be a perfect fit for them and their circumstances.

“I actually had to take two summer classes to catch up with him, but it was that important to me that I would give up my summer and do it with three kids at home,” she said. Now that both Terry and Traci are officially Eagle alumni, they have more they want to accomplish. Terry said he would like to ideally work for Veterans Affairs and serve

“In some way, I feel like with the smaller class sizes,

as a counselor for returning veterans. Traci is seeking

I got more personal attention,” Terry said. “Anytime I

employment in the public school system, hopefully as a

had troubles and I went to someone, they were willing to

teacher’s aide.


Regardless of where their career paths after college

Even though they ended up earning different types of

will take each of them, the fact that they are college

degrees (Traci earned a bachelor’s degree in university

graduates is an accomplishment they are both incredibly

studies), you wouldn’t know it from how much they

proud of, for themselves and each other. Their walk up

helped each other. They often rode to class together.

to the stage together to accept their degrees was a

She would help him get up-to-date on any unfamiliar

highlight for them, but it also highlights that, regardless of

computer software. He would babysit so she could focus

your age, a college degree is within anybody’s reach with

on homework or attend class.

the right support and the right mindset.

“Honestly, if we hadn’t have been in it together, I wouldn’t

“I just think if you have any kind of feeling at all about

have done it,” Traci said.

it, you should do it,” Terry said. “I think that later on in

“Same here,” Terry added. As the two of them kept taking classes on their way to

life, it doesn’t mean that you can’t have goals. Having something out there, a carrot on a stick, that keeps you motivated.”

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MSU breaks ground on $48.3 million in Super projects This past March, MSU held a groundbreaking ceremony.

and dining facility is being funded from private funds

With the constant growth and change that’s occurred at

and from student fees for housing, parking and dining

MSU in recent years, it’s certainly not the first time MSU


has broken ground on a new construction project. However, this groundbreaking wasn’t just for a single

be built on the site of the former Regents and Wilson

project. Rather, it was for several new projects that will

Halls. At a cost of $28 million, the new hall will provide

transform both the campus and the social experience for

space for 550 residents. It will provide suite-style

current and future Eagle students.

rooms, student/study meeting areas and will have Wi-Fi

With a total estimated cost of $48.3 million, MSU has

connectivity throughout.

begun construction on three new facilities: the East

At the Derrickson Agricultural Complex (on KY 377 north

Parking Complex and Dining Commons, the Main Campus

of Morehead), two new residential facilities will be built.

Residence Hall and the Derrickson Agricultural Complex

At a cost of $2.7 million, the halls combined will have

Residence Halls. All three projects are scheduled to be

15,000 total square footage and 48 beds with six-person,

completed by the fall of 2016.

apartment-style rooms along with amenities that will be

“We have done a lot of work on the planning of these projects. Every MSU student will benefit,” said

conducive to a farm learning/living environment. Both buildings will offer Wi-Fi connectivity.

Dr. Wayne D. Andrews, MSU president. “The students

The residence halls will be funded with institutional bonds

told us, they want better housing, better food service,

paid by rental fees from residents.

better parking and better technology. All four of those improvements are underway.”

“These are indeed exciting times to be involved at Morehead State University,” said Paul C. Goodpaster (89),

The East Parking Complex and Dining Commons will

Board of Regents chair. “These projects are important not

be built on the site of the former Waterfield Hall at a

only to the current and future students of MSU, but also to

cost of $17.6 million. There will be approximately 400

the economic development of our community.”

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nt, nament, Tourname OVC Tour Wins OVC all Wins Baseball Baseb nal Regional NCAA Regio in NCAA spot in earns spot earns One more trophy was added to the Morehead State athletic department case. The second-seeded MSU baseball team finished off a perfect run through the 2015 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament with a 16-3 victory over top-seeded Southeast Missouri at The Ballpark at Jackson. Morehead State (38-20) captured its first OVC Tournament title since 1993 and appeared in an NCAA Regional for the third time in program history. The Eagles finished 3-0 in the tournament, first knocking off fourth-seeded Tennessee Tech and then sixth-seeded Belmont. “I am incredibly proud of our players, assistant coaches and everyone associated with Morehead State baseball,” Head Coach Mike McGuire said. “This championship is great for our University and program. A lot of hard work went into this. It definitely didn’t happen overnight. When I took the job (three years ago), I said we needed to compete nationally and go to NCAA Regionals. To be honest, I wanted us to be disappointed if we didn’t win the conference tournament and advance to a regional.” The 13-run victory margin was the largest in a championship game since 1994. The Redhawks, who have been the top seed in the OVC Tournament two straight seasons, finished their campaign at 36-23. SEMO defeated Morehead State twice during the three-game regular-season series. Morehead State sophomore third baseman Alex Stephens was named tournament Most Valuable Player. He went 2-for-5 with a pair of runs in the finale and concluded the week hitting 7-for-14 (.500) with six runs batted in. Stephens became the second MSU player to be named tournament MVP, joining Jason Chandler (93) in 1993. Junior pitcher Craig Pearcy, catcher Chris Robinson (15), senior first baseman Kane Sweeney and senior designated hitter Clayton Meyer also earned spots on the All-Tournament Team. The Eagles later traveled to Louisville to play third-seeded University of Louisville in the NCAA Regional Tournament on Saturday, May 29. In the double-elimination tournament, they fell to Louisville 7-2 and were later eliminated from tournament action after a 9-4 loss to second-seeded Bradley University. 34 |

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Dr. Rex Chaney selected for OVC Hall of Fame Dr. Rex Chaney (57), who was

“I am incredibly humbled and honored to be part of

associated with Morehead State from

this group,” Chaney said. “I had many wonderful

1953 until his retirement in 2014, was

experiences at Morehead State. I had opportunities over

selected for the prestigious Ohio

the years to leave, but always felt like MSU is where I

Valley Conference Hall of Fame.

belonged. The relationships I built with our students,

“The OVC Hall of Fame is undoubtedly better with Coach Chaney as part of it,” Director of Athletics Brian Hutchinson (96) said. A native of Perry County, Kentucky, Chaney served as head men’s golf coach at Morehead State from 19762014. He was tabbed as the OVC Coach of the Year after MSU captured league championships in 1977, 1981, 1993 and 1999. He also directed the Eagles to six other topthree finishes at the annual conference tournament. In men’s golf, Chaney coached 20 All-OVC selections and two OVC Players of the Year. The group includes current Professional Golf Association Tour member Josh Teater (01).

student-athletes, coaches and administrators made my career very enjoyable. I can’t thank those people enough.” Chaney led the Eagles to a 111-56 (.665) record as head baseball coach from 1961-67. The OVC’s 1963 Baseball Coach of the Year guided MSU to at least a share of the league’s east division crown each year from 196164. He also served four seasons as an assistant men’s basketball coach. Chaney was inducted into the prestigious Morehead State Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000. The mentor holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Morehead State, in addition to a doctorate from Indiana University. He joined MSU’s health, physical education and recreation faculty in 1961. The ultimate source for Eagle schedules, news, tickets, merchandise, stats and more! Follow @MSUEagles on Twitter.

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Athletics Exceeds Goal With 1,030 Community Service Hours The Morehead State athletics department completed 1,030 hours of community service during a recent 10-day period. All staff and students completed clean-up projects at parks, helped at donation centers, conducted youth clinics, visited nursing homes, worked at churches and schools and finished off the week by donating leftover food from student-athlete fun day to Christian Social Services. “Community service week was an overwhelming success,” Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Services and Senior Woman Administrator Sara Larson said. “I am very proud we exceeded our goal and the Morehead community took notice. We received so many thank yous from people on campus and in our community. I want to thank our entire department for participating in this total group effort. We plan to take on this endeavor again in the future and look forward to serving the community even more.” To learn more, visit

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Robinson & McGuire Highlight Nine All-OVC Baseball Awards The Ohio Valley

Defensively, Robinson committed just two errors in 274

Conference handed out

chances and threw out 11 base runners attempting to

its postseason baseball

steal. He began the season on the Johnny Bench Award

awards this past May

Watch List (given to the nation’s top catcher) and later

at the annual league

was named a First-Team All-South Region pick by the

tournament banquet.

American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings.

Morehead State

The National Collegiate Baseball Writer’s Association

senior catcher Chris

recently named Robinson a Second-Team All-American

Robinson (15) was

and a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy, which the

named Player of the

association gives to the nation’s top player.

Year and Head Coach Mike McGuire was named Coach of the Year, while seven other Eagles earned all-conference honors.

In just his third season at the helm, McGuire led Morehead State to its most overall (35) and conference victories (20) in program history. MSU finished second

Robinson and senior first baseman Kane Sweeney were

in the OVC standings, its highest finish since placing

named to the first team, while senior shortstop Robby

second in 1994. During the year, the team put together the

Spencer, senior left fielder Nick Newell, senior right

longest winning streak

fielder Brandon Rawe and sophomore right-handed

in MSU history (11

pitcher Luke Humphreys earned spots on the second

games) and finished the

team. Second baseman Braxton Morris and right-handed

season by going 24-7

relief pitcher Brent Stoneking were named to the All-

over its final 31 games

Freshman Team.

(since March 28). Along

A native of Uxbridge, Ontario, Robinson leads the OVC in batting average (.416), hits (94), runs (74), triples (5) and total bases (154). He also ranks second in RBI (67) and third in doubles (23), on-base percentage (.481) and slugging percentage (.681). In 30 conference games, he hit .441 with 56 hits, 46 runs, 12 doubles, five triples, seven home runs and 40 RBI. Robinson is the eighth Morehead State player to be named OVC Player of the Year and first since Lance Seasor (05) in 2005. Nationally, Robinson ranks second in runs/game (1.40), hits and total bases, fourth in RBI (1.26/game), fifth in batting average, 10th in slugging and 12th in doubles (0.43/game). He drove in five runs twice in a game this season and was 5-for-5 with four runs and four RBI in a victory over SIUE. He also hit for the “cycle” against Murray State. He led the OVC with 20 multi-RBI games this season and was second in the league with 27 multihit contests. Robinson entered the postseason with a

the way, the Eagles scored three wins at nationally-ranked San Diego, recorded their first-ever sweep at Jacksonville State and concluded the OVC schedule with wins in 17 of their final 20 contests. McGuire put together an offense that leads the country in batting average (.334), scoring (8.6 runs/game), total runs (471), hits (680), doubles/game (2.93) and slugging (.523). McGuire is the fourth Morehead State skipper to be named OVC Coach of the Year and first since the 1986 season. Previous MSU coaches to take home the honor include Dr. Rex Chaney (57), 1964, 1965, 1966); Sonny Allen (50), 1969, 1973; and Steve Hamilton (58), 1977, 1983, 1984, 1985 and 1986, all of whom are in the OVC Hall of Fame.

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MSU physics professor selected as Fulbright Scholar Dr. Wilson González-Espada usually spends his time teaching scientific concepts to MSU students or showing education students the most effective ways to teach science in their classrooms. Next year, the associate professor of physics and science education will travel to South America as a Fulbright Scholar. Dr. González-Espada will travel to Uruguay to collaborate on two research projects with faculty members at the Catholic University of Uruguay to study underclassmen’s perspectives on the role of science in society and help develop ways to encourage students to study physics. The William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board has awarded grants to more than 360,000 scholars from educational institutions across the globe. Dr. González-Espada, a native of Puerto Rico who joined MSU in 2008, said he is looking forward to the opportunity to work internationally doing research, teaching and establishing new professional partnerships. He said no matter where he teaches, whether it’s South America or Eastern Kentucky, he hopes he can help students get informed and excited about science and its possibilities. “In the past, they haven’t seen science in a positive light,” Dr. González-Espada said. “The ultimate goal is what is known as ‘science literacy.’ You cannot appreciate something you do not know. Science literacy takes care of that.”

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MSU employees honored for service Several Morehead State University employees were honored for attaining milestones in their years of service with the University. MSU President Wayne D. Andrews congratulated each employee on the achievement at the annual Employee Appreciation Picnic held Wednesday, May 6. Among those participating in the ceremony were, front row from left: Alvin Madden-Grider (78), 25; Sandi Ruth-Thomas (98), 20; Theresa Davis (ND), 30; Dr. Vivian Cyrus (86), 20; Linda Casebolt, 25; Taunya Jones (09), 20; Joe Fraley (94), 20; and Dr. Andrews. Second row from left: Lora Pace (89), 25; Patty Little (85), 20; Dr. James Knoll, 20; Craig Dennis (89), 25; and Dr. Robert Royar, 20. Third row from left: Dr. Richard Miles, 30; George Eklund, 25; Terry Mays, 30; and Deeno Golding, 20.

‘The Video Vault, The Kentucky Edition’ to air on KETKY MSU’s Jeffrey Hill, professor of mass

The series premiered on June 7. KETKY reaches 1.6 million

communication, had his series,

households in the commonwealth.

“The Video Vault, The Kentucky Edition,” play on KETKY. The series, consisting of eight shows,

The project was partially funded by a grant from the Kentucky Humanities Council, National Endowment for the Humanities and a MSU Research and Sponsored Program cash match,

broadcasts a classic Hollywood film with along with a Department of Communication, Media and a Kentucky connection. Hill discusses the importance of the film, historically, as well as its Kentucky tie-in. Dr. Mark A. Graves, associate professor of English, along with Hill wrote the scripts.

Leadership Studies equipment in-kind match. Additional information is available by calling Hill at 606-783-9383, emailing or visiting

MSU physics professors contribute to international report MSU faculty members Dr. Jennifer J. Birriel, professor of physics, and Dr. Ignacio Birriel, associate professor of physics, were contributors to the scientific report “Worldwide Variations in Artificial Skyglow.” It is the first major international compilation of monitoring data to answer key questions regarding skyglow (the illumination of night sky due to light pollution from artificial light) and its various properties. More information on the report can be found at Summer 2 015 | 39


Marie Parsons (68) has published a new novel titled, “The Devil’s Back.” The story is set in Eastern Kentucky a few years after the infamous Hatfield-McCoy feud. The novel is available online at Outskirts Press, Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Shirley Harmon Helton (73) was named

Dr. L. Esteban (Steve) Miranda (78)

the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

was awarded the Mississippi Chapter

National Teacher of the Year. She was one

American Fisheries Society Lifetime

of three teachers from across the country

Achievement Award in March. Miranda

honored for outstanding commitment to

is a fisheries research biologist with

teaching Americanism and patriotism.

the U.S. Geological Survey Mississippi

Helton is a fifth-grade teacher at Fairlawn

Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research

Elementary School in Port St. Lucie,

Unit and professor of fisheries at

Florida. The award included gifts for her

Mississippi State University in Starkville.

school, professional development training and an all-expenses-paid trip to St. Louis, Missouri to receive the award.

John Lester (78) recently published his new book “Teaching Leadership & 21st Century Skills.” It is available for purchase

The ebook can be downloaded for Nook,

at Amazon and

iPad and Kindle from the author’s website,

The book provides a unique resource for

teaching leadership and the 21st century skills needed by all students in order to

Russell “Rusty” Cass Dean Jr. (71)

become college and career-ready adults.

recently retired after 30 years in health

Lester currently serves as educational

care. His roles included serving as the executive director of the Academy of Medicine in Cincinnati and as a hospital administrator and CEO in four states. He was a former MSU faculty member (197578) after several years as a news anchor at WKYT-TV in Lexington and WAVE-TV in Louisville. Dean also received the MSU Volunteer Fund Raiser Award in 2002.

consultant and executive director of the Deborah Yoder Miranda (74) was awarded

Ohio Leadership Institute in Columbus,

Nurse Faculty Member of the Year at


the Mississippi Nurses’ Association and Mississippi Nursing Foundation’s annual Nightingale Awards Ceremony in March. She is a tenured professor serving as a faculty member in the BSN nursing program at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Ohio.

Charlotte Stidom (83) recently celebrated her 30th year at CICOA, a social services agency in Indianapolis. She serves as CICOA’s director of Medicaid services. She is married to Larry Stidom (77) and the mother of Kyle Stidom.

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February. The STEP Awards celebrate

Dwight Turner (89) has appeared in

women who have demonstrated

numerous film and TV projects in the past

science, technology, engineering and

year. Most recently, he has the recurring

production excellence in manufacturing

role of Nathan in the show “Bear Tours,”

organizations. The STEP Awards are a

which has been picked up by Los Angeles

part of the larger STEP Ahead Initiative

Japanese TV. He has landed parts in

Janice Greene (86) was selected as a

launched to examine and promote the role

a variety of short films, including “The

Women in Manufacturing STEP Award

of women in the manufacturing industry

Gestapo vs. Granny” and “Henry Weller”

Honoree by the Manufacturing Institute

through recognition, research and best

in 2014, along with “The Wallet” and

and the Society of Manufacturing

practices for attracting, advancing and

“Drunk and Disorderly” in 2015. He lives in

Employees, in Washington, D.C., in

retaining strong female talent.

Santa Monica, California.

Eagle alum’s music group becomes Internet sensation There’s really no set formula a video has to follow to go

coverage from media outlets

“viral” on the Internet. Everything from catchy Korean pop

like NPR, Buzzfeed and TIME.

songs to hilarious local TV news interviews to cats playing

Not only does the video have

a keyboard has garnered millions of views on YouTube.

over four million views as of

Diane Downs (86) recently discovered one more viral formula to add to the list: Led Zeppelin + kids + xylophones = Internet sensation. Downs, a Louisville native and “band geek,” learned to play several reed and brass instruments in high school and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in elementary education from MSU. In 1993, after spending much of her career in elementary education, she founded The Louisville Leopard Percussionists, a performing ensemble and nonprofit organization comprised of student musicians ages 7-14. “They’ve got to know The Beatles. They’ve got to know who Led Zeppelin is. They also have to know Mozart,” Downs said. “It just opens them up to different styles of music and their musical taste changes and grows and they just become more well-rounded humans.”

this publication, it warranted Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page to share the video on his Facebook page. “We never set out for this explosion to happen, but it’s pretty cool that it did, because these little kids, they feel like rock stars,” Downs said. “They are so happy. Now, they’ve tasted it and now they’re like, ‘what are we going to play next?’” The Louisville Leopard Percussionists have kept up their typically busy practice and performance schedule. That being said, the huge exposure has resulted in enormous support. Downs said they recently received a check for $10,000 from iconic rocker Ozzy Osborne, who saw a video of the group’s performance of his hit “Crazy Train” on their YouTube channel. The Internet fame has been great for the

Downs began posting the group’s rehearsals and

kids, but it’s also reinforced a lesson Downs has taught

performances on YouTube and in November 2014, Downs

them from the very beginning.

posted video of the group playing a medley of popular Led Zeppelin tunes that included “Kashmir,” “The Ocean” and “Immigrant Song.” Something about the performance clicked and spread across the Internet, receiving news

“If you want great things in your life, if you want to be happy, you can’t strive for, ‘eh, it’s close enough,’” she said. “I try to teach the kids, you don’t strive for mediocrity. You strive for something really good.”

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MSU mourns the loss of Craig Mullins Craig Mullins, who spent the past two football seasons as Morehead State’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, lost his battle with cancer this past May. He was 45. “Craig was a terrific person, and we are grateful for the time he spent on Morehead State’s football staff,” Director of Athletics Brian Hutchinson (96) said. “He was liked and respected by everyone.” Mullins is survived by his wife, Heidi, and two sons, Cade and Coy. He also leaves behind several extended family members and many friends. “I have lost one of my best friends,” said Head Football Coach Rob Tenyer (07). “Craig was a great husband, father and coach. He was a humble man with integrity who touched everyone he crossed paths with.” Mullins, who had more than 20 years of coaching experience, joined the Morehead State staff prior to the 2013 season. He previously spent 16 years as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at NAIA member Georgetown College, where he helped the Tigers to a 155-36 record (.812) and two national championships (2000, 2001). Mullins, a native of Ft. Thomas, Kentucky, was inducted into the Northern Kentucky Athletic Directors Hall of Fame in 2004.

The Morehead State University family remembers ... Archie L. Malone Jr. - ND

Lucy Webb Osborne Horton - 1957

Henry W. Bachand - 1969

William R. Clarke Jr. - 1975

John Patrick Slattery - ND

Lola Robinson - 1957

Cecil Howard Brammer - 1969

Carla O Owens DeMaris - 1975

Jack Gilbert Upchurch - ND

Howard Wendell Wallen Sr. - 1957

Winchell Smith Jr. - 1969

Michael D. Shoulders - 1975

Paul Marcum Whisman - ND

Jimmie Fletcher - 1958

Nelle Walters Dickison - 1970

Donald B Royse - 1976

Alice F. Wick - ND

Z. Clinton Fugate - 1960

Karen S. Cox Diehl - 1970

Daniel R. Hammons - 1980

Robert L. Wood Jr. - ND

Nell C. Cantrell Adkins - 1961

John Andrew Faryna - 1970

Joann Counts Stapleton - 1980

David Milton Brumagen*

Jackie L. Berry - 1961

Judith G. Gingrich Geiger - 1970

Frances A. Austin Day - 1981

Regina Mack*

Bernard D. Murphy - 1961

Brenda Louise Green - 1970

John P. Rahn - 1981

Colvin Perry*

Walter Dale Offutt - 1961

Margena Ellington Hardin - 1970

Joyce Lynn Dotson - 1982

Raymond Perry Ross Jr.*

James Reed - 1961

Thomas William Kennedy - 1970

Raymond V. Sandfoss - 1983

George E. Scanlon*

Amy Ernestine Preece Allen - 1962

Deborah K. Dehoag - 1971

Marsha Reid Lyons Haney - 1987

Doris Stevens*

Patrick Arnett - 1962

Helen L. Hunt - 1971

Patrick James McKay IV - 1989

Donald Craig Mullins*

Patricia Avanelle Tucker Harris - 1963

Glen M. Thomas - 1971

John Stewart Roberts - 1990

Wendill Scott White Sr. - 1971

Lucille H. Hodge Grigson - 1991

John Mark Cooper - 1972

Lora Jolene Lewis Howard - 1991

Roger D. Haney - 1972

Timothy D. Kiger - 1991

Millie H. Binion - 1973

Elaine Joan Childrey Bailey - 1993

Elva Curt Cornett, US Army - 1973

Jill Marie Hollinden Corn - 1994

Karen V. Vicroy Donovan - 1973

Christopher Dane Frederick - 1997

Kathleen M. Brill Hannig - 1973

Jonathan C. Koboski - 2005

Herma Lee Conley Hardin - 1945 Walter W. Carr - 1946 Mary Lois Garey Larr - 1947 Shirley S. Salisbury Stewart - 1947 Harold Luster Holbrook - 1949 Opal C. Conley Day - 1950 Mary Margaret Reynolds - 1952 Anna D. Davenport Easterling - 1953 Hazel M. Bradshaw Keene - 1954

James K. Copenhaver - 1964 Barbara A. Haney Ferguson - 1964 Mark P. Gullett - 1964 James Darrell Trimble - 1965 Judy Katherine Blevins Stevens - 1967 David E. Weidner - 1967 William A. Porter - 1968 Edward Raczka Jr. - 1968

Marsha F. Blevins - 1974 Eugene Donovan - 1974

To make a gift in memory of one or more of these individuals, call the Office of Alumni Relations & Development at 877-690-GIVE or visit ND = Non-degree | * = Employee/Retiree 42 |

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