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MAGAZINE FOR ALUMNI & FRIENDS OF NEWBERRY COLLEGE, SUMMER 2014

Campus News

IN THIS ISSUE National Recognition For Value Of A Newberry Degree

Newberry Announces New Giving Society

Celebrating the Class of 2014


PUBLISHER Office of Institutional Advancement Scott Joyner, Vice President scott.joyner@newberry.edu

About the Cover: Newberry College celebrated the achievements, happy memories and lifelong friendships formed by the Class of 2014. See pages 6-7 for more about Commencement 2014.

EDITOR Jill Johnson, Director of Marketing jill.johnson@newberry.edu DESIGN David Swanson ‘13 CONTRIBUTORS Brie Logue ‘11 Josh Manck PHOTOGRAPHY Neva Loftis Photography Brie Logue ‘11

Miss Newberry College

Please send address changes and correspondence to Office of Alumni Relations Jeff Wicker ‘02 alumni.relations@newberry.edu CLASS NOTES: Submit alumni news and photos to alumni.relations@newberry.edu or address to Dimensions Magazine in the Office of Alumni Relations, 2100 College Street, Newberry, SC 29108 IN MEMORIAM: If you know of Newberry College alumni or former faculty and staff who have passed and are not recorded here or if you learn of others in the coming months, please let us know. If possible, provide a copy of the obituary or funeral bulletin to the Office of Alumni Relations.

2100 College Street Newberry, SC 29108 www.newberry.edu 800-845-4955

Faculty Emeritus

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Making Time For Ministry Celebrating 25 years of service to the Church, campus pastor Ernie Worman guides spiritual growth one relationship at a time.

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Campus News Learn more about new programs and achievements on the Newberry College campus.

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President’s Club New program details and a thank you to the College’s benefactors.

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Commencement Celebrating the Class of 2014

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Faculty News

10 Athletic News 12 Home Again Bobby Wilson ’71 thought his class ring was lost forever, but a twist of fate brought it back to him 42 years later. Alumni Profile

15 Alumni News Check out what’s been happening with College classmates. 20 The Ties That Bind Board of Trustees member Eric Wells ’87 reflects on a relationship with Newberry College that he never intended.

Class Notes

President’s Message Change in Motion

Progress and growth are evident at Newberry College Recently, we celebrated the commencement of another class of Newberry College seniors as they entered the ranks of graduates and became alumni of the College. Commencement offers the perfect time to reflect on our accomplishments of the year. Allow me to share some recent highlights about what has been happening at the College and where we are going.

Increased Student Enrollment Last year’s incoming class of 329 new students was our third largest in college history (the record was 345 set in fall 2009.) We have a lot to accomplish this summer, but we are ahead of goal and optimistic about the prospect of surpassing our previous enrollment record. The word is getting out that something special is happening at Newberry College. Updated Core Curriculum After two years of study and research, our faculty has adopted an exciting new core curriculum. We have retained our high-quality faculty and have attracted outstanding new faculty in recent months, including full-time faculty in music, mathematics, chemistry and physical education. Our faculty is our strength and we are excited about the upcoming academic year. Improved Student Retention We recently reached an all-time high of 79 percent for first-year students who return to Newberry College for their sophomore year. In college circles, a retention improvement of a percentage point or two is meaningful but an 11 percent increase in one year is an incredible achievement. Improved Private Support Our fundraising efforts are well ahead of previous years. As I write this letter, the College has reached its goal of raising $4 million total funds by the end of our fiscal year in June 2014. With much of this growth being in unrestricted funds, our future looks bright. Watch for a big announcement about what’s next for Newberry College as we prepare to reveal a new capital campaign goal and timeline. Provided a Transformational Education Our students have unique, often life-changing, experiences here. We could not do it without your support. As our graduating seniors join the Newberry College family of alumni, I am confident they will make us all proud. There is no better place to be than at Newberry College! Thank you,

Dr. Maurice Scherrens President

“Our students have unique, often life-changing, experiences here. We could not do it without your support.” - Dr. Maurice Scherrens President


PUBLISHER Office of Institutional Advancement Scott Joyner, Vice President scott.joyner@newberry.edu

About the Cover: Newberry College celebrated the achievements, happy memories and lifelong friendships formed by the Class of 2014. See pages 6-7 for more about Commencement 2014.

EDITOR Jill Johnson, Director of Marketing jill.johnson@newberry.edu DESIGN David Swanson ‘13 CONTRIBUTORS Brie Logue ‘11 Josh Manck PHOTOGRAPHY Neva Loftis Photography Brie Logue ‘11

Miss Newberry College

Please send address changes and correspondence to Office of Alumni Relations Jeff Wicker ‘02 alumni.relations@newberry.edu CLASS NOTES: Submit alumni news and photos to alumni.relations@newberry.edu or address to Dimensions Magazine in the Office of Alumni Relations, 2100 College Street, Newberry, SC 29108 IN MEMORIAM: If you know of Newberry College alumni or former faculty and staff who have passed and are not recorded here or if you learn of others in the coming months, please let us know. If possible, provide a copy of the obituary or funeral bulletin to the Office of Alumni Relations.

2100 College Street Newberry, SC 29108 www.newberry.edu 800-845-4955

Faculty Emeritus

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Making Time For Ministry Celebrating 25 years of service to the Church, campus pastor Ernie Worman guides spiritual growth one relationship at a time.

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Campus News Learn more about new programs and achievements on the Newberry College campus.

5

President’s Club New program details and a thank you to the College’s benefactors.

6

Commencement Celebrating the Class of 2014

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Faculty News

10 Athletic News 12 Home Again Bobby Wilson ’71 thought his class ring was lost forever, but a twist of fate brought it back to him 42 years later. Alumni Profile

15 Alumni News Check out what’s been happening with College classmates. 20 The Ties That Bind Board of Trustees member Eric Wells ’87 reflects on a relationship with Newberry College that he never intended.

Class Notes

President’s Message Change in Motion

Progress and growth are evident at Newberry College Recently, we celebrated the commencement of another class of Newberry College seniors as they entered the ranks of graduates and became alumni of the College. Commencement offers the perfect time to reflect on our accomplishments of the year. Allow me to share some recent highlights about what has been happening at the College and where we are going.

Increased Student Enrollment Last year’s incoming class of 329 new students was our third largest in college history (the record was 345 set in fall 2009.) We have a lot to accomplish this summer, but we are ahead of goal and optimistic about the prospect of surpassing our previous enrollment record. The word is getting out that something special is happening at Newberry College. Updated Core Curriculum After two years of study and research, our faculty has adopted an exciting new core curriculum. We have retained our high-quality faculty and have attracted outstanding new faculty in recent months, including full-time faculty in music, mathematics, chemistry and physical education. Our faculty is our strength and we are excited about the upcoming academic year. Improved Student Retention We recently reached an all-time high of 79 percent for first-year students who return to Newberry College for their sophomore year. In college circles, a retention improvement of a percentage point or two is meaningful but an 11 percent increase in one year is an incredible achievement. Improved Private Support Our fundraising efforts are well ahead of previous years. As I write this letter, the College has reached its goal of raising $4 million total funds by the end of our fiscal year in June 2014. With much of this growth being in unrestricted funds, our future looks bright. Watch for a big announcement about what’s next for Newberry College as we prepare to reveal a new capital campaign goal and timeline. Provided a Transformational Education Our students have unique, often life-changing, experiences here. We could not do it without your support. As our graduating seniors join the Newberry College family of alumni, I am confident they will make us all proud. There is no better place to be than at Newberry College! Thank you,

Dr. Maurice Scherrens President

“Our students have unique, often life-changing, experiences here. We could not do it without your support.” - Dr. Maurice Scherrens President


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Campus News

Delivering on the Investment

Making Time for Ministry Celebrating 25 years of service to the Church, campus pastor Ernie Worman guides spiritual growth one relationship at a time

As a teenager growing up in Toledo, Ohio, Ernie Worman spent his Sundays at a nearby Lutheran church where the pastor made a point of shaking Ernie’s hand, greeting him by name, thanking him for coming and inviting him to return. He felt genuinely acknowledged and appreciated. That simple act of kindness and welcome had a profound affect on the impressionable young man. In fact, when Ernie became a pastor himself, that lesson from his youth influenced his approach to ministry. Ernie calls his method “the ministry of presence.” He describes it as being in the moment; focused on the person he is with, whether that moment is a single minute or an entire semester or more. He says it’s about being there for people as a resource, a sounding board, a spiritual adviser and a cheering section. “A ministry of presence requires you to be there and to seek out the opportunities to be present,” Ernie said. “It’s about giving time in a world where it seems there is little to give.”

An Unexpected Calling Ernie didn’t always aspire to be a pastor. In fact, he dropped out of college at age 20 and joined the Navy. When the Navy stationed his wife Annie, a Navy officer, in Hawaii, Ernie took a position as a civilian computer customer engineer with Wang Laboratories. When their church pastor in Pearl City resigned, Ernie picked up the slack by leading worship, preaching sermons and helping to keep the church vibrant. Much to Ernie’s surprise, “I discovered that ministry was my calling and my joy,” he said. Ernie went back to school, completing his bachelor’s degree and seminary training. He was ordained in 1989 and served in parish ministry. He returned to the Navy in 1992, where he served as a chaplain until his retirement in 2007.

Campus pastor Ernie Worman led an effort to install porch swings, rockers and other comfy seating throughout campus. They helped create a greater sense of community and have become popular resting spots for conversation and relaxation. Ernie’s ministry with the Navy may have come to a close, but the Lord wasn’t done with him, leading him to campus ministry at Newberry College. When the offer came, he said, “I jumped in with both feet and never looked back.”

Being Present Along with planning and presiding over weekly chapel and other worship-related activities, Ernie makes a point of attending an array of campus events. In fact, in his five years with Newberry College, he has never missed a Wolves football game, eagerly cheering on “his kids” from the sidelines. Pastor Ernie also seeks out numerous ways for Campus Ministry to support student-led mission and outreach projects. His widespread involvement in campus life allows him to develop relationships with a broad range of students, faculty and staff. Through word and deed he has the opportunity to minister to them, model his faith and share his love of Christ. After 25 years of service to the church, the last five as campus pastor for Newberry College, Ernie has fine-tuned his ministry of presence. “While I minister from a Lutheran perspective,” Ernie said, “I respect our differences, sharing my faith, not mandating particular beliefs.” He added, “My priority is simply to be present in their lives, to be a guide for them and to assist them as they ask.”

Newberry College is recognized as one of eight private colleges worth the time and money by former U.S. Secretary of Education William J. Bennett in his book, “Is College Worth It?”

Tuition costs and student debt have been a hot topic in the media for several years. In a challenging economy, students were entering the workforce with freshly minted college degrees and limited job prospects, leaving them saddled with worries about how to repay their college loans. For the first time in generations, students and their families questioned whether a college degree was worth the investment. Their argument: being a well-rounded global citizen doesn’t pay the bills; good jobs do.

The Higher Ed Perspective

Richard Ekman, president of The Council of Independent Colleges, agreed that perceptions may not be accurate. “The increase in tuition rates is relatively small compared to the rate of inflation, “Ekman said. “In those terms, the cost of college has actually gone down. The media focus on students who graduate with exorbitant debt, but they are the rare exception rather than the rule.”

“Newberry College is one of

Perception is far from reality, according to Mike LeFever, president of South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities.

the shining examples of what

“Numerous studies show that people with a four-year degree have significantly more income over their lifetime than people with a high school or two-year degree,” LeFever said. “It depends on the individual, but there is no question that having a college education will provide greater potential for a very rewarding career.”

– Mike LeFever, President, SCICU

a small liberal arts colleges can accomplish.”

Responding to the Challenges

Families were not alone with their concerns about costs. Colleges and universities faced budget cuts from declining enrollment and donor giving.

Campus News

3

They quickly understood the need to work smarter and get creative in developing solutions for their issues. In response, Newberry College approved its Tuition Promise in 2013, which guaranteed students that their tuition would not increase for the four consecutive years they were in school. The College also focused on aggressively controlling expenses and increasing scholarship support. “Our Tuition Promise was an important step at a critical time in our history to ensure that we would remain affordable for students and their families,” said Newberry College president Dr. Maurice Scherrens. CIC President Richard Ekman concurred. “What Newberry College has done was a very bold move, he said. “It shows a real commitment that is consistent with the efforts of other schools, but is much more pronounced in its ability to help families plan for college costs.”

Making College Worth It

The school’s efforts to ensure that a Newberry College degree is an investment of value recently attracted the attention of former U.S. Secretary of Education William J. Bennett. The New York Times best-selling author recognized Newberry College’s Tuition Promise in his book “Is College Worth It?” Newberry was in good company among the eight private colleges Bennett judged to be worth the time and money. Amherst College

Howard University

Baylor University

Newberry College

Furman University

Spelman College

Hillsdale College

St. Vincent College

Reflecting on the efforts of schools to manage costs and affordability, LeFever noted, “Newberry College is one of the shining examples of what a small liberal arts colleges can accomplish.”


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Campus News

Delivering on the Investment

Making Time for Ministry Celebrating 25 years of service to the Church, campus pastor Ernie Worman guides spiritual growth one relationship at a time

As a teenager growing up in Toledo, Ohio, Ernie Worman spent his Sundays at a nearby Lutheran church where the pastor made a point of shaking Ernie’s hand, greeting him by name, thanking him for coming and inviting him to return. He felt genuinely acknowledged and appreciated. That simple act of kindness and welcome had a profound affect on the impressionable young man. In fact, when Ernie became a pastor himself, that lesson from his youth influenced his approach to ministry. Ernie calls his method “the ministry of presence.” He describes it as being in the moment; focused on the person he is with, whether that moment is a single minute or an entire semester or more. He says it’s about being there for people as a resource, a sounding board, a spiritual adviser and a cheering section. “A ministry of presence requires you to be there and to seek out the opportunities to be present,” Ernie said. “It’s about giving time in a world where it seems there is little to give.”

An Unexpected Calling Ernie didn’t always aspire to be a pastor. In fact, he dropped out of college at age 20 and joined the Navy. When the Navy stationed his wife Annie, a Navy officer, in Hawaii, Ernie took a position as a civilian computer customer engineer with Wang Laboratories. When their church pastor in Pearl City resigned, Ernie picked up the slack by leading worship, preaching sermons and helping to keep the church vibrant. Much to Ernie’s surprise, “I discovered that ministry was my calling and my joy,” he said. Ernie went back to school, completing his bachelor’s degree and seminary training. He was ordained in 1989 and served in parish ministry. He returned to the Navy in 1992, where he served as a chaplain until his retirement in 2007.

Campus pastor Ernie Worman led an effort to install porch swings, rockers and other comfy seating throughout campus. They helped create a greater sense of community and have become popular resting spots for conversation and relaxation. Ernie’s ministry with the Navy may have come to a close, but the Lord wasn’t done with him, leading him to campus ministry at Newberry College. When the offer came, he said, “I jumped in with both feet and never looked back.”

Being Present Along with planning and presiding over weekly chapel and other worship-related activities, Ernie makes a point of attending an array of campus events. In fact, in his five years with Newberry College, he has never missed a Wolves football game, eagerly cheering on “his kids” from the sidelines. Pastor Ernie also seeks out numerous ways for Campus Ministry to support student-led mission and outreach projects. His widespread involvement in campus life allows him to develop relationships with a broad range of students, faculty and staff. Through word and deed he has the opportunity to minister to them, model his faith and share his love of Christ. After 25 years of service to the church, the last five as campus pastor for Newberry College, Ernie has fine-tuned his ministry of presence. “While I minister from a Lutheran perspective,” Ernie said, “I respect our differences, sharing my faith, not mandating particular beliefs.” He added, “My priority is simply to be present in their lives, to be a guide for them and to assist them as they ask.”

Newberry College is recognized as one of eight private colleges worth the time and money by former U.S. Secretary of Education William J. Bennett in his book, “Is College Worth It?”

Tuition costs and student debt have been a hot topic in the media for several years. In a challenging economy, students were entering the workforce with freshly minted college degrees and limited job prospects, leaving them saddled with worries about how to repay their college loans. For the first time in generations, students and their families questioned whether a college degree was worth the investment. Their argument: being a well-rounded global citizen doesn’t pay the bills; good jobs do.

The Higher Ed Perspective

Richard Ekman, president of The Council of Independent Colleges, agreed that perceptions may not be accurate. “The increase in tuition rates is relatively small compared to the rate of inflation, “Ekman said. “In those terms, the cost of college has actually gone down. The media focus on students who graduate with exorbitant debt, but they are the rare exception rather than the rule.”

“Newberry College is one of

Perception is far from reality, according to Mike LeFever, president of South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities.

the shining examples of what

“Numerous studies show that people with a four-year degree have significantly more income over their lifetime than people with a high school or two-year degree,” LeFever said. “It depends on the individual, but there is no question that having a college education will provide greater potential for a very rewarding career.”

– Mike LeFever, President, SCICU

a small liberal arts colleges can accomplish.”

Responding to the Challenges

Families were not alone with their concerns about costs. Colleges and universities faced budget cuts from declining enrollment and donor giving.

Campus News

3

They quickly understood the need to work smarter and get creative in developing solutions for their issues. In response, Newberry College approved its Tuition Promise in 2013, which guaranteed students that their tuition would not increase for the four consecutive years they were in school. The College also focused on aggressively controlling expenses and increasing scholarship support. “Our Tuition Promise was an important step at a critical time in our history to ensure that we would remain affordable for students and their families,” said Newberry College president Dr. Maurice Scherrens. CIC President Richard Ekman concurred. “What Newberry College has done was a very bold move, he said. “It shows a real commitment that is consistent with the efforts of other schools, but is much more pronounced in its ability to help families plan for college costs.”

Making College Worth It

The school’s efforts to ensure that a Newberry College degree is an investment of value recently attracted the attention of former U.S. Secretary of Education William J. Bennett. The New York Times best-selling author recognized Newberry College’s Tuition Promise in his book “Is College Worth It?” Newberry was in good company among the eight private colleges Bennett judged to be worth the time and money. Amherst College

Howard University

Baylor University

Newberry College

Furman University

Spelman College

Hillsdale College

St. Vincent College

Reflecting on the efforts of schools to manage costs and affordability, LeFever noted, “Newberry College is one of the shining examples of what a small liberal arts colleges can accomplish.”


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Campus News City of Newberry Honors 8 Stand-Out Students

Newberry Junior Crowned Miss Newberry College Alexandra Cromer was crowned Miss Newberry College in January during the pageant held at the Newberry Opera House. Cromer is a junior from Prosperity, S.C. “The Miss Newberry College Pageant is a good opportunity for women to showcase their talents and get out of their comfort zone,” said Jane Willis, dean of Student Affairs. “It also offers great visibility for Newberry College because our local winner continues on to compete in the Miss South Carolina pageant.” Junior Micaela Campbell was crowned first runner-up. Junior Kelley Strong received second runner-up and the People’s Choice Award. Sophomore Ashlyn Bowers was crowned third runner-up and first-year student Lillian Slifer received fourth runner-up honors. Senior April Dewalt earned the Miss Congeniality title. Cromer competed for the Miss South Carolina title June 21-28.

Newberry Mayor Foster Senn honored eight Newberry College seniors for their service to the community at the April 15 meeting of the Newberry City Council. The mayor recognized the contributions of Rachel Williams, Alisa Dunovan, Rebecca Cromer, Chas Goodwin, William Bran, Brunes Charles, Jason Livingston and Casey Stevens. Their efforts ran the gamut of service opportunities. These extraordinary students participated in literacy programs, youth mentoring, such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters programs, Boys Farm and Grant Home. Some made hospital and nursing home visits while others organized campus and community events and activities or sang in musical groups. Others started a recycling program in cooperation with local restaurants.

Danke Muchas Gracias Mahalo Spasiba Tack Domo Arrigato

Thank You... Jim Hale ‘63, Vernetha Renwick ‘48, and Robert Renwick

“These students have done wonderful things to make life better for many people in our community,” said Angelo Geter, coordinator of Student Engagement and Leadership. “I have no doubt they will continue to make an impact.”

Newberry Student Lands Competitive SC-ETV Internship Senior Communications major Marina Ziehe was selected for an internship program with Education Television Endowment. She was one of just seven interns selected from a competitive field of more than 110 candidates. She will support the station’s digital communications efforts.

No matter how you say thank you, Newberry College is grateful for the generosity of our special benefactors. John Derrick ‘61 and Delores Derrick

Hap Pearce ‘67 and President Maurice Scherrens

ETV is South Carolina’s education public broadcasting network, which uses television, radio and the web to educate, inform and connect people, while celebrating the South Carolina culture and environment and instilling the joy of learning. “In the field of journalism there is no better training than experience,” Ziehe said. As an international student from Brazil, Ziehe said she appreciates the privilege of working in South Carolina and regards it as the first step toward her career goals, which she hopes will include continuing to work in the U.S.

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Peggie West, Billye West, and Denise Reid

More than 50 members of the President’s Club gathered together on April 15 for a special reception thanking them for their generous, ongoing support of Newberry College. The College benefactors enjoyed delicious food and drink and heard an update from Newberry College president Dr. Maurice Scherrens about future plans for expansion and growth of the institution. Membership in the President’s Club is open to alumni and friends who have made at least $10,000 in lifetime gifts to Newberry College.

Newberry Unveils New Donor Recognition Program Newberry College recently introduced The John Bachman Founder’s Society to recognize the generous support of alumni and friends who have given $10,000 or more in lifetime gifts. The Bachman Society consists of five giving levels: The President’s Club $10,000 to $49,999 The President’s Club Gold $50,000 to $99,999 The Order of the Scarlet and Gray $100,000 to $249,999 The Cornerstone Society $250,000 to $499,999 The Newberrian Circle $500,000 to $999,999 The 1856 Society $1 million and above


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Campus News

Campus News City of Newberry Honors 8 Stand-Out Students

Newberry Junior Crowned Miss Newberry College Alexandra Cromer was crowned Miss Newberry College in January during the pageant held at the Newberry Opera House. Cromer is a junior from Prosperity, S.C. “The Miss Newberry College Pageant is a good opportunity for women to showcase their talents and get out of their comfort zone,” said Jane Willis, dean of Student Affairs. “It also offers great visibility for Newberry College because our local winner continues on to compete in the Miss South Carolina pageant.” Junior Micaela Campbell was crowned first runner-up. Junior Kelley Strong received second runner-up and the People’s Choice Award. Sophomore Ashlyn Bowers was crowned third runner-up and first-year student Lillian Slifer received fourth runner-up honors. Senior April Dewalt earned the Miss Congeniality title. Cromer competed for the Miss South Carolina title June 21-28.

Newberry Mayor Foster Senn honored eight Newberry College seniors for their service to the community at the April 15 meeting of the Newberry City Council. The mayor recognized the contributions of Rachel Williams, Alisa Dunovan, Rebecca Cromer, Chas Goodwin, William Bran, Brunes Charles, Jason Livingston and Casey Stevens. Their efforts ran the gamut of service opportunities. These extraordinary students participated in literacy programs, youth mentoring, such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters programs, Boys Farm and Grant Home. Some made hospital and nursing home visits while others organized campus and community events and activities or sang in musical groups. Others started a recycling program in cooperation with local restaurants.

Danke Muchas Gracias Mahalo Spasiba Tack Domo Arrigato

Thank You... Jim Hale ‘63, Vernetha Renwick ‘48, and Robert Renwick

“These students have done wonderful things to make life better for many people in our community,” said Angelo Geter, coordinator of Student Engagement and Leadership. “I have no doubt they will continue to make an impact.”

Newberry Student Lands Competitive SC-ETV Internship Senior Communications major Marina Ziehe was selected for an internship program with Education Television Endowment. She was one of just seven interns selected from a competitive field of more than 110 candidates. She will support the station’s digital communications efforts.

No matter how you say thank you, Newberry College is grateful for the generosity of our special benefactors. John Derrick ‘61 and Delores Derrick

Hap Pearce ‘67 and President Maurice Scherrens

ETV is South Carolina’s education public broadcasting network, which uses television, radio and the web to educate, inform and connect people, while celebrating the South Carolina culture and environment and instilling the joy of learning. “In the field of journalism there is no better training than experience,” Ziehe said. As an international student from Brazil, Ziehe said she appreciates the privilege of working in South Carolina and regards it as the first step toward her career goals, which she hopes will include continuing to work in the U.S.

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Peggie West, Billye West, and Denise Reid

More than 50 members of the President’s Club gathered together on April 15 for a special reception thanking them for their generous, ongoing support of Newberry College. The College benefactors enjoyed delicious food and drink and heard an update from Newberry College president Dr. Maurice Scherrens about future plans for expansion and growth of the institution. Membership in the President’s Club is open to alumni and friends who have made at least $10,000 in lifetime gifts to Newberry College.

Newberry Unveils New Donor Recognition Program Newberry College recently introduced The John Bachman Founder’s Society to recognize the generous support of alumni and friends who have given $10,000 or more in lifetime gifts. The Bachman Society consists of five giving levels: The President’s Club $10,000 to $49,999 The President’s Club Gold $50,000 to $99,999 The Order of the Scarlet and Gray $100,000 to $249,999 The Cornerstone Society $250,000 to $499,999 The Newberrian Circle $500,000 to $999,999 The 1856 Society $1 million and above


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Casey Hendrix celebrates with her mom, Althea (Baker ’81) Hendrix (right) and her sister, Chandler Hendrix ’17, who looks forward to donning her own cap and gown as a member of the Newberry College Class of 2017.

Darius Dawkins, Chris Rouse ‘16, Byron Dickerson and Josh Will were Football Wolves and fraternity brothers in Omega Psi Phi.

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Casey Stevens and Alaina Brown were all smiles as they proudly displayed their new diplomas.

It was hugs all around for Quintin Griffin, surrounded by his family. As a member of the Wolves Football Team, Quintin successfully juggled the demands of being a student-athlete to achieve this important milestone.

(Left to right) Jennifer Wise, Stephanie Adams Horne, Kaylee Mayer, and Victoria Hall enjoy the day.

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Graduates like Arthur “Artie” Darby (above) and Alex Litchenberg (below) celebrated their first day of being Newberry College alumni with their families and friends.

BERRI W E N E NS

Family and friends cheered the accomplishments of the Class of 2014 at the spring commencement ceremony held on May 3 in Eleazer Arena. The keynote speakers were close to the hearts of the graduates because they were fellow classmates Hannah Rohrer and Brunes Charles who were nominated and selected by their peers and professors. The Class of 2014 announced their class gift of a free-standing palmetto tree sculpture. Families attended a postcommencement reception on the Yost Portico outside of Holland Hall.

In recognition of service to Newberry College and the community and for his dedication to education and learning, Billye West, pictured with his wife Peggie, was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Business. West is a former member of the Newberry College Board of Trustees and the founder of West Electrical Contractors.

Brunes Charles and Hannah Rohrer inspired their classmates as the commencement speakers. Brunes, a communications major and music minor, was captain of the Men’s Basketball team, a youth mentor and vice president of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee. Hannah, an elementary education major, was captain of the Women’s Cross-Country team, a member of Kappa Delta sorority and served on the Student Life Committee.

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Vinicius Botelho (left) and Simo Chakir (middle) get congratulations from fellow classmate Fernando España González ‘16.

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Casey Hendrix celebrates with her mom, Althea (Baker ’81) Hendrix (right) and her sister, Chandler Hendrix ’17, who looks forward to donning her own cap and gown as a member of the Newberry College Class of 2017.

Darius Dawkins, Chris Rouse ‘16, Byron Dickerson and Josh Will were Football Wolves and fraternity brothers in Omega Psi Phi.

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Casey Stevens and Alaina Brown were all smiles as they proudly displayed their new diplomas.

It was hugs all around for Quintin Griffin, surrounded by his family. As a member of the Wolves Football Team, Quintin successfully juggled the demands of being a student-athlete to achieve this important milestone.

(Left to right) Jennifer Wise, Stephanie Adams Horne, Kaylee Mayer, and Victoria Hall enjoy the day.

IS C AR. A U

Graduates like Arthur “Artie” Darby (above) and Alex Litchenberg (below) celebrated their first day of being Newberry College alumni with their families and friends.

BERRI W E N E NS

Family and friends cheered the accomplishments of the Class of 2014 at the spring commencement ceremony held on May 3 in Eleazer Arena. The keynote speakers were close to the hearts of the graduates because they were fellow classmates Hannah Rohrer and Brunes Charles who were nominated and selected by their peers and professors. The Class of 2014 announced their class gift of a free-standing palmetto tree sculpture. Families attended a postcommencement reception on the Yost Portico outside of Holland Hall.

In recognition of service to Newberry College and the community and for his dedication to education and learning, Billye West, pictured with his wife Peggie, was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Business. West is a former member of the Newberry College Board of Trustees and the founder of West Electrical Contractors.

Brunes Charles and Hannah Rohrer inspired their classmates as the commencement speakers. Brunes, a communications major and music minor, was captain of the Men’s Basketball team, a youth mentor and vice president of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee. Hannah, an elementary education major, was captain of the Women’s Cross-Country team, a member of Kappa Delta sorority and served on the Student Life Committee.

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Vinicius Botelho (left) and Simo Chakir (middle) get congratulations from fellow classmate Fernando España González ‘16.

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Faculty News

Faculty News

Art faculty Bruce Nellsmith (right) and Paula Riddle (far right) were selected for the annual Piccolo Spoleto juried exhibition in Charleston, S.C., in which Nellsmith won an award in the drawing category. Nellsmith and Riddle also were included by jury selection in the fine arts exhibition of the Greenwood Annual Festival of Flowers Fine Arts Exhibition in Greenwood, S.C., which featured a strong contingent of some of the most respected artists in the Midlands. Nellsmith received the Greenwood Art Center’s first-ever Choice Award for his submission. In its first year of operation on the campus of Newberry College, Wessel’s Library Gallery hosted a faculty exhibition that included paintings by adjunct art faculty Marjorie Huwa, paintings of Provence by Bruce Nellsmith and recent prints, drawings and pottery by associate professor of Art Paula Riddle, which also included work influenced by Riddle’s recent trip to France.

New at Newberry College Dr. Tien Chih joins Newberry as assistant professor of Mathematics from the University of Montana for 2014-2015. Zachary Davis is currently a visiting instructor of Chemistry. After defense of his dissertation in May, Davis joins Newberry College as assistant professor of Chemistry from Purdue University for 2014-2015.

Nellsmith held a solo exhibition at City Art of Columbia, S.C., featuring paintings and drawings (including 32 new paintings) derived from his trip to France during spring 2013. He also was the featured artist for Columbia’s Annual Vista Lights Festival.

Professor of Biology Valarie Burnett was a presenter at the spring meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists. u“A Far Gone Night,” the second novel by assistant professor of English John Carenen, is scheduled for release on Sept. 9, 2014, by Neverland Press. A sequel to his first novel, “Signs of Struggle” (October 2012), Carenen’s second novel continues to follow the exploits of wise-cracking tough guy Thomas O’Shea, who stumbles upon another crime near his northeastern Iowa home. This time, O’Shea discovers a 14-year-old Ojibwa Indian girl with two bullets in her head floating in the river that runs through the small town of Rockbluff. Familiar characters from the first novel also reappear in book two. u Professor of Spanish Dr. Gregory K. Cole, was invited to read poetry selections from his most recent collection, “Frases To Or,”at the XIII Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispanica in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

Professor of Theatre Matthew Fuller received the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Excellence in Teaching Award given annually to recognize and celebrate best practices in teaching. A faculty member from each of the 20 higher education member institutions is nominated for the award and selected according to rigorous guidelines. The award recipients are honored at a special dinner and receive a $3,000 professional development grant.

p Professor of Biology Charles Horn was re-elected treasurer for the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society. He also was a presenter at the spring meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Laura Lanni is a co-principal investigator on the project, “Establishing the South Carolina Computational Chemistry Consortium (SC4) to Enhance Research, Education and Participation Broadening in the State.” The project brings computational modeling to Newberry College through funds provided by South Carolina Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research and Institutional Development Awards (EPSCoR/IDeA). The project is a collaborative grant with the University of South Carolina, Coastal Carolina University, Benedict College, Francis Marion University and Claflin University. Biology professors Christina McCartha and Renee Stubbs were presenters at the Southeastern Regional Noyce Conference.

Professor of Nursing Betsy McDowell presented her paper, “Community Collaboration to Combat Domestic Violence Involving Children,” at the annual conference for the Society of Pediatric Nurses held in April in Scottsdale, Ariz. She also consulted with pediatric nurses involved in research during one-on-one sessions at the conference and provided an annual report on SPN News, a publication by the Society of Pediatric Nurses for which she is editor. Assistant Professor of Psychology Sara Peters gave a poster presentation at the Southeastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting on “The processing of sarcasm in ambiguous statements.” She also co-authored the article, “Interference between conversation and a concurrent visuomotor task,” in the Journal of Experimental Psychology.

Advanced in Rank Barry McGinnis, Music, was advanced in rank to full professor. Marilyn Seymour, English, was advanced in rank to associate professor.

Emeritus Faculty q Dr. Joseph A. McDonald was awarded Professor Emeritus of Sociology. An associate professor of Sociology, McDonald was instrumental in envisioning and implementing the Values-Based Learning Program (for which he served as director) as well as the Summerland Honors Program.

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Summer • 2014

Faculty News

Faculty News

Art faculty Bruce Nellsmith (right) and Paula Riddle (far right) were selected for the annual Piccolo Spoleto juried exhibition in Charleston, S.C., in which Nellsmith won an award in the drawing category. Nellsmith and Riddle also were included by jury selection in the fine arts exhibition of the Greenwood Annual Festival of Flowers Fine Arts Exhibition in Greenwood, S.C., which featured a strong contingent of some of the most respected artists in the Midlands. Nellsmith received the Greenwood Art Center’s first-ever Choice Award for his submission. In its first year of operation on the campus of Newberry College, Wessel’s Library Gallery hosted a faculty exhibition that included paintings by adjunct art faculty Marjorie Huwa, paintings of Provence by Bruce Nellsmith and recent prints, drawings and pottery by associate professor of Art Paula Riddle, which also included work influenced by Riddle’s recent trip to France.

New at Newberry College Dr. Tien Chih joins Newberry as assistant professor of Mathematics from the University of Montana for 2014-2015. Zachary Davis is currently a visiting instructor of Chemistry. After defense of his dissertation in May, Davis joins Newberry College as assistant professor of Chemistry from Purdue University for 2014-2015.

Nellsmith held a solo exhibition at City Art of Columbia, S.C., featuring paintings and drawings (including 32 new paintings) derived from his trip to France during spring 2013. He also was the featured artist for Columbia’s Annual Vista Lights Festival.

Professor of Biology Valarie Burnett was a presenter at the spring meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists. u“A Far Gone Night,” the second novel by assistant professor of English John Carenen, is scheduled for release on Sept. 9, 2014, by Neverland Press. A sequel to his first novel, “Signs of Struggle” (October 2012), Carenen’s second novel continues to follow the exploits of wise-cracking tough guy Thomas O’Shea, who stumbles upon another crime near his northeastern Iowa home. This time, O’Shea discovers a 14-year-old Ojibwa Indian girl with two bullets in her head floating in the river that runs through the small town of Rockbluff. Familiar characters from the first novel also reappear in book two. u Professor of Spanish Dr. Gregory K. Cole, was invited to read poetry selections from his most recent collection, “Frases To Or,”at the XIII Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispanica in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

Professor of Theatre Matthew Fuller received the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Excellence in Teaching Award given annually to recognize and celebrate best practices in teaching. A faculty member from each of the 20 higher education member institutions is nominated for the award and selected according to rigorous guidelines. The award recipients are honored at a special dinner and receive a $3,000 professional development grant.

p Professor of Biology Charles Horn was re-elected treasurer for the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society. He also was a presenter at the spring meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Laura Lanni is a co-principal investigator on the project, “Establishing the South Carolina Computational Chemistry Consortium (SC4) to Enhance Research, Education and Participation Broadening in the State.” The project brings computational modeling to Newberry College through funds provided by South Carolina Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research and Institutional Development Awards (EPSCoR/IDeA). The project is a collaborative grant with the University of South Carolina, Coastal Carolina University, Benedict College, Francis Marion University and Claflin University. Biology professors Christina McCartha and Renee Stubbs were presenters at the Southeastern Regional Noyce Conference.

Professor of Nursing Betsy McDowell presented her paper, “Community Collaboration to Combat Domestic Violence Involving Children,” at the annual conference for the Society of Pediatric Nurses held in April in Scottsdale, Ariz. She also consulted with pediatric nurses involved in research during one-on-one sessions at the conference and provided an annual report on SPN News, a publication by the Society of Pediatric Nurses for which she is editor. Assistant Professor of Psychology Sara Peters gave a poster presentation at the Southeastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting on “The processing of sarcasm in ambiguous statements.” She also co-authored the article, “Interference between conversation and a concurrent visuomotor task,” in the Journal of Experimental Psychology.

Advanced in Rank Barry McGinnis, Music, was advanced in rank to full professor. Marilyn Seymour, English, was advanced in rank to associate professor.

Emeritus Faculty q Dr. Joseph A. McDonald was awarded Professor Emeritus of Sociology. An associate professor of Sociology, McDonald was instrumental in envisioning and implementing the Values-Based Learning Program (for which he served as director) as well as the Summerland Honors Program.

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10 Dimensions Magazine

Summer • 2014

Campus News

Campus News

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FOOTBALL The Wolves saw two of their own progress to the professional ranks following the 2014 NFL Draft. Wide receiver Corey Washington (North Charleston, left) signed a free agent deal with the Arizona Cardinals and offensive lineman Jamal Ellis (Pelzer, right) signed a rookie tryout deal with the Green Bay Packers. Washington was an All-American in 2013 and set the school record for season touchdowns in a season with 13. Ellis was an All-American on the offensive line in a fantastic season. The duo joins cornerback Ron Parker (Kansas City Chiefs) and tight end Brandon Bostick (Green Bay Packers) in the NFL.

WOMEN’S LACROSSE The Wolves finished third in the SAC in the first year as a conference sport, going 6-11 overall and 4-2 in the league. KerriAnn Barlage (Glen Burnie, Md., right) earned SAC Co-Player of the Year honors with a school record 50 goals and 60 total points. Also named all-Conference were Noelle Allen (Lawrenceville, Ga.) on the first team and Tricia Powell (Monroe Township, N.J.) on the second team.

BASEBALL

TENNIS

The Wolves had their best season in more than 15 years, finishing third at the SAC Tournament with a 30-23 overall record. Newberry’s starting pitching trio of Wesley Camp (Pelion), Cole Cromer (North Augusta) and Jake Nidiffer (Columbia) were all in the top five in ERA throughout the year. Third baseman Ryan Cranmer (Newport, N.C., left) became the first Newberry baseball player to earn first team all-SAC honors twice after leading the team with 10 homers.

The tennis squads had great seasons, with the women’s team finishing 17-8 overall and advancing all the way to the SAC Tournament finals. Newberry missed out on an NCAA Tournament berth by just one match. Romina Adum (right) and Susana Aguire (middle)(both of Guayaquil, Ecuador) were named in the regional rankings throughout the season. The men went 9-12 and advanced to the SAC Tournament while Vinicius Botelho (Fortaleza, Brazil, far right) earned first team all-SAC honors after picking up his 100th career win.

HALL OF FAME Alumnus Carl Short was inducted into the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame on May 12. Short is the 11th person with Newberry College ties inducted into the Hall of Fame. Widely regarded as one of the top players to ever play in the Scarlet and Gray, Short led Newberry College to its first-ever national tournament appearance in 1961, when he was named the state’s athlete of the year.

SOFTBALL The Wolves improved to 21-27 overall in 2014, adding five wins to their total from the previous season. In a tough South Atlantic Conference, no players earned league honors though the Wolves swept Brevard, Catawba and Coker during the conference season.

GOLF Both the women and men’s teams finished third at their respective SAC Tournaments. The women earned a championship at the Division I Benbow Intercollegiate in March, while Marianna Monaco (Yonkers, N.Y., above) was the SAC Freshman of the Year and first team all-conference. Sophia Opitz (Landskrona, Sweden) was second team all-SAC. On the men’s team, Tommy Hurst (Miami, Fla., below) was named second team all-SAC, with freshman Richard Mansell (Staffordshire, England) also having a great spring. Newberry won two tournaments against tough fields in the spring season.


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Summer • 2014

Campus News

Campus News

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FOOTBALL The Wolves saw two of their own progress to the professional ranks following the 2014 NFL Draft. Wide receiver Corey Washington (North Charleston, left) signed a free agent deal with the Arizona Cardinals and offensive lineman Jamal Ellis (Pelzer, right) signed a rookie tryout deal with the Green Bay Packers. Washington was an All-American in 2013 and set the school record for season touchdowns in a season with 13. Ellis was an All-American on the offensive line in a fantastic season. The duo joins cornerback Ron Parker (Kansas City Chiefs) and tight end Brandon Bostick (Green Bay Packers) in the NFL.

WOMEN’S LACROSSE The Wolves finished third in the SAC in the first year as a conference sport, going 6-11 overall and 4-2 in the league. KerriAnn Barlage (Glen Burnie, Md., right) earned SAC Co-Player of the Year honors with a school record 50 goals and 60 total points. Also named all-Conference were Noelle Allen (Lawrenceville, Ga.) on the first team and Tricia Powell (Monroe Township, N.J.) on the second team.

BASEBALL

TENNIS

The Wolves had their best season in more than 15 years, finishing third at the SAC Tournament with a 30-23 overall record. Newberry’s starting pitching trio of Wesley Camp (Pelion), Cole Cromer (North Augusta) and Jake Nidiffer (Columbia) were all in the top five in ERA throughout the year. Third baseman Ryan Cranmer (Newport, N.C., left) became the first Newberry baseball player to earn first team all-SAC honors twice after leading the team with 10 homers.

The tennis squads had great seasons, with the women’s team finishing 17-8 overall and advancing all the way to the SAC Tournament finals. Newberry missed out on an NCAA Tournament berth by just one match. Romina Adum (right) and Susana Aguire (middle)(both of Guayaquil, Ecuador) were named in the regional rankings throughout the season. The men went 9-12 and advanced to the SAC Tournament while Vinicius Botelho (Fortaleza, Brazil, far right) earned first team all-SAC honors after picking up his 100th career win.

HALL OF FAME Alumnus Carl Short was inducted into the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame on May 12. Short is the 11th person with Newberry College ties inducted into the Hall of Fame. Widely regarded as one of the top players to ever play in the Scarlet and Gray, Short led Newberry College to its first-ever national tournament appearance in 1961, when he was named the state’s athlete of the year.

SOFTBALL The Wolves improved to 21-27 overall in 2014, adding five wins to their total from the previous season. In a tough South Atlantic Conference, no players earned league honors though the Wolves swept Brevard, Catawba and Coker during the conference season.

GOLF Both the women and men’s teams finished third at their respective SAC Tournaments. The women earned a championship at the Division I Benbow Intercollegiate in March, while Marianna Monaco (Yonkers, N.Y., above) was the SAC Freshman of the Year and first team all-conference. Sophia Opitz (Landskrona, Sweden) was second team all-SAC. On the men’s team, Tommy Hurst (Miami, Fla., below) was named second team all-SAC, with freshman Richard Mansell (Staffordshire, England) also having a great spring. Newberry won two tournaments against tough fields in the spring season.


12 Dimensions Magazine

Summer • 2014

Alumni News

Alumni News Alumni Association Awards Class Rings to Two Essayists

Home Again Bobby Wilson (’71) thought his class ring was lost forever, but a twist of fate brought it back to him 42 years later. It was a proud day for Bobby Wilson (’71) when he slipped his Newberry College class ring on his hand for the first time. Even with his parents contributing half of the $150 he needed for the ring, the Newberry senior had scrimped and saved for months to buy his prized band of gold. For Bobby, his class ring symbolized the hard work, fun times and lifelong friendships he had formed during his years in college. He was dismayed when he realized his ring was missing. Bobby had gone hunting with some friends and they had enjoyed a rowdy snowball fight in the freshly fallen snow. When they returned from the outing, Bobby noticed the ring had slipped off of his finger, its loss unnoticed during the heat of the snowball battle. He frantically searched for it, but the ring was nowhere to be found. Resigned to the fact that it was gone, Bobby was still determined to have a class ring. Despite the expense, he said, “I got a replacement ring because it was so important to me.” After graduation, Bobby went on to launch a successful career in business and real estate. Now in semi-retirement, he has turned his love of the outdoors into professional fishing as the host of Uncharted Waters TV, a cable television program that showcases great places to hunt and fish.

Rebecca Eddy and Bryant Stewart were selected as recipients of the annual Newberry College Alumni Association Ring Award. Eddy is an Elementary Education and International Studies major from Eugene, Ore., and Stewart is a Middle Level Education major from Lexington, S.C. Both will be seniors in the fall and were competitively selected based on essays they submitted describing their service to the College as students and their plans for serving their alma mater as alumni. Each will receive a free class ring courtesy of the Alumni Association.

GET YOUR RING!

Bobby had long since forgotten about the lost ring until a call from out of the blue brought it back into his life -- 42 years after it had gone missing. At some point over the years, a man had found the ring and tucked it away. That gentleman passed away in 2013 and the man’s daughter found the ring among his possessions. She contacted Newberry College for assistance in locating its rightful home and the Office of Alumni Relations deduced the owner. After more than four decades, the missing ring finally found its way back to Bobby. “I’m very appreciative that the man’s daughter took the effort to return it to me,” he said.“The ring was scarred and dented as though it may have been run over by a car.” And, apparently it had shrunk as well, he joked, because “It only fit on my pinkie finger!” After a good professional cleaning, however, the original ring is nearly as good as new and being worn once again with Newberry College pride.

Browse styles and order online at https:// collegerings.herffjones.com

Bryant Stewart ‘15 Lexington, South Carolina

Rebecca Eddy ‘15 Eugene, Oregon

Class Rings are Available for All Alumni

For many alumni, their class ring is a treasured symbol of the lessons learned, friendships formed and lives molded by their experiences at Newberry College. You may not have purchased a ring while you were a student, but it’s not too late to commemorate your treasured memories with a class ring! Members of the Newberry College Alumni Association can purchase a ring at any time. All new class ring recipients, regardless of graduation year, also are invited to participate in the class ring presentation ceremony. For questions, contact Jeff Wicker ’02 in the Office of Alumni Relations at jeffrey.wicker@newberry.edu or 803-321-5676.

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12 Dimensions Magazine

Summer • 2014

Alumni News

Alumni News Alumni Association Awards Class Rings to Two Essayists

Home Again Bobby Wilson (’71) thought his class ring was lost forever, but a twist of fate brought it back to him 42 years later. It was a proud day for Bobby Wilson (’71) when he slipped his Newberry College class ring on his hand for the first time. Even with his parents contributing half of the $150 he needed for the ring, the Newberry senior had scrimped and saved for months to buy his prized band of gold. For Bobby, his class ring symbolized the hard work, fun times and lifelong friendships he had formed during his years in college. He was dismayed when he realized his ring was missing. Bobby had gone hunting with some friends and they had enjoyed a rowdy snowball fight in the freshly fallen snow. When they returned from the outing, Bobby noticed the ring had slipped off of his finger, its loss unnoticed during the heat of the snowball battle. He frantically searched for it, but the ring was nowhere to be found. Resigned to the fact that it was gone, Bobby was still determined to have a class ring. Despite the expense, he said, “I got a replacement ring because it was so important to me.” After graduation, Bobby went on to launch a successful career in business and real estate. Now in semi-retirement, he has turned his love of the outdoors into professional fishing as the host of Uncharted Waters TV, a cable television program that showcases great places to hunt and fish.

Rebecca Eddy and Bryant Stewart were selected as recipients of the annual Newberry College Alumni Association Ring Award. Eddy is an Elementary Education and International Studies major from Eugene, Ore., and Stewart is a Middle Level Education major from Lexington, S.C. Both will be seniors in the fall and were competitively selected based on essays they submitted describing their service to the College as students and their plans for serving their alma mater as alumni. Each will receive a free class ring courtesy of the Alumni Association.

GET YOUR RING!

Bobby had long since forgotten about the lost ring until a call from out of the blue brought it back into his life -- 42 years after it had gone missing. At some point over the years, a man had found the ring and tucked it away. That gentleman passed away in 2013 and the man’s daughter found the ring among his possessions. She contacted Newberry College for assistance in locating its rightful home and the Office of Alumni Relations deduced the owner. After more than four decades, the missing ring finally found its way back to Bobby. “I’m very appreciative that the man’s daughter took the effort to return it to me,” he said.“The ring was scarred and dented as though it may have been run over by a car.” And, apparently it had shrunk as well, he joked, because “It only fit on my pinkie finger!” After a good professional cleaning, however, the original ring is nearly as good as new and being worn once again with Newberry College pride.

Browse styles and order online at https:// collegerings.herffjones.com

Bryant Stewart ‘15 Lexington, South Carolina

Rebecca Eddy ‘15 Eugene, Oregon

Class Rings are Available for All Alumni

For many alumni, their class ring is a treasured symbol of the lessons learned, friendships formed and lives molded by their experiences at Newberry College. You may not have purchased a ring while you were a student, but it’s not too late to commemorate your treasured memories with a class ring! Members of the Newberry College Alumni Association can purchase a ring at any time. All new class ring recipients, regardless of graduation year, also are invited to participate in the class ring presentation ceremony. For questions, contact Jeff Wicker ’02 in the Office of Alumni Relations at jeffrey.wicker@newberry.edu or 803-321-5676.

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14 Dimensions Magazine

Summer • 2014

Alumni News

Alumni News Sue (Ballard ’71) Hilton is the coordinator of Counseling Services for York School District 1. She has served for more than 20 years as director of counseling at York Comprehensive High School in York, S.C

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Dr. Mark A. Davis ’73 has been elected to fellowship in the American College of Physicians in recognition of his excellence in the practice of medicine, academic performance and leadership in the medical community. He also has been affirmed as a clinical specialist in hypertension by the American Society of Hypertension in recognition of his practices in the management of hypertension, a leading health care issue in South Carolina.

John Davenport ‘56 joined fellow veterans of WWII and the Korean Conflict on an Honor Flight to Washington D.C., May 16-18, 2014. Jerry Lee ’56 was inducted into the Florence Athletic Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Florence Civic Center on Jan. 4, 2014.

1960s Carole I. Greene ’62 recently completed her 18th annual mission trip to El Salvador with other members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Elloree, S.C. The mission delegation has participated in a variety of projects, from delivering school supplies for children to creating inexpensive water filtration systems for local villages. The annual mission trips to El Salvador are open to anyone with the heart for serving others. For more information, contact Carole at 803-897-2410 or cgreene6290@gmail.com. Dr. Julian Mims ’64, an historian and archivist with the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, was included in the 68th edition of “Who’s Who in America.” Dianne Mize ‘64 will release her book, “Finding Freedom to Create: A Painter’s Roadmap,” during summer 2014. Marilyn (Lary ’64) Searson has published the first volume of her historical fiction trilogy about Charlemagne under her pen name, Acacia Oak. She lives in Seattle, Wash. Hunter Cook ’69 recently was appointed to the Auditing Standards Board for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Philip Heilman ’69 retired from North East Educational Consortium after 33 years in Information Systems. Philip and his wife, Anne (Huger ’70) Heilman, have moved to St. Augustine, Fla. They started Applied Compassion International, Inc., 12 years ago to provide evangelistic ministry to children and educational and medical equipment and supplies in developing Caribbean islands. They plan to continue with this ministry in retirement.

1970s Dr. Bill Hilton Jr. ‘70 was the principal investigator leading several trips to study Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds in Central America this year. He is the only scientist studying this species on their neotropical wintering grounds. He led a nine-day trip to Costa Rica for citizen scientists in November, a scouting trip to Honduras and a group trip to Belize in March 2014. Ron Dockery ‘71 has been selected as a member of the United States Duathlon Team and will represent the U.S. at the World Duathlon Championships in Canada. The duathlon includes a run component, a biking component followed by another run component. Ron is retired and lives in Mahtomedi, Minn., with his wife, Susan.

Award-Winning Journalism Elyssa Parnell (’12) earned second place honors for News Feature Writing in the South Carolina Press Association Awards. She earned the award for a feature story about the closing of Anderson’s Shoes, a family business that operated in Newberry for nearly 100 years. Elyssa is a staff reporter at The Newberry Observer in Newberry, S.C., where she conducts interviews, shoots photographs and reports stories on a wide variety of topics that have a Newberry connection. “Whether it’s taking pictures of sports, which was a bit of a challenge at first, or talking to girls donating their hair to Locks of Love, I’ve covered a little bit of everything,” Elyssa said. “Although it’s a lot of work, I enjoy the people I get to meet, and everything I’ve learned about my hometown that I did not know before.” Elyssa’s job also has provided her the opportunity to come back to Newberry College and work with the journalism and communications students to produce stories in The Newberry Observer. “My time at Newberry College really helped prepare me to succeed simply because the people at the College believe in their students and are willing to help them however they can,” Elyssa said. “While studying at Newberry, several of my professors helped me get three internships, while others prepared me for the job interviewing process.”

Jones Lockhart ‘74 retired from the United States Postal Service in Timmonsville, S.C., after 38 years of service. Connie Sanders ‘75 retired from teaching music and humanities after 32 years of service, including the past 23 years with Boone County Schools in Kentucky. Pursuing a long-time avocation, she has opened a photography studio in Bellevue, Ky. Connie remains active in musical ensembles, singing in the choir at Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati, and playing French horn in two local community groups.

t The Rev. Dr. Ben Moravitz ’76 was appointed assistant to the Bishop for the ELCA Southeastern Synod.

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Col. Lance S. Young, Retired ’76 is teaching in the College of Business and Behavioral Science at Clemson University where he also serves as vice chairman of Clemson Corps. Lance currently serves as the Rotary assistant governor of Area One in Anderson and Pickens counties and has been selected to become the Rotary International district governor of District 7750 beginning July 2016. William P. “Trey” Traylor ‘77 was voted into the Carrollton High School Athletic Hall of Fame. As a student at Carrollton Trey was a starter on two consecutive state championship football teams and made first string All State in 1972. Dr. Lenna C. Young, ’77 was named vice president for Academic Affairs at Greenville Technical College in Greenville, S.C., in July 2013.

1980s Michael Gerald Davis ‘88 recently was hired as director of The First Tee of the Lowcountry, an international nonprofit organization that emphasizes character-building, self-esteem, leadership skills and positive life choices through participation in the game of golf. Jeanette (McKenney ’88) Davis serves as the Division Three alumnae chapter operations specialist for Kappa Delta Sorority in North and South Carolina.

1990s t Merry (Stone ’92) Ard and Michael Ard celebrated the birth of their son, John Henry Ard, on Jan. 9, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital in Charleston, S.C. Henry joins his two older siblings, Seth (9) and Emma (6). William E. Stone ’62 is their grandfather.

Kappa Deltas Hit the Beach Founding members of the Newberry College chapter of the Kappa Delta sorority gathered at Pawley’s Island in January for their annual gettogether. No wild parties, according to the neighbors, but lots of fun and laughter. Pictured L to R: Dianne (Nunamaker ’71) Brown, Becky Geiger ‘71, Pat (Thorne ’71) Settle, Betty Sharpe ‘71, Martha (Nesmith ’70) Bonner, W. Diane Rials ’71, Lynne (Mayes ’70) Hazel (seated). Also in attendance but not pictured: Elizabeth Thomas and Patsy Pearce Myers.


14 Dimensions Magazine

Summer • 2014

Alumni News

Alumni News Sue (Ballard ’71) Hilton is the coordinator of Counseling Services for York School District 1. She has served for more than 20 years as director of counseling at York Comprehensive High School in York, S.C

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Dr. Mark A. Davis ’73 has been elected to fellowship in the American College of Physicians in recognition of his excellence in the practice of medicine, academic performance and leadership in the medical community. He also has been affirmed as a clinical specialist in hypertension by the American Society of Hypertension in recognition of his practices in the management of hypertension, a leading health care issue in South Carolina.

John Davenport ‘56 joined fellow veterans of WWII and the Korean Conflict on an Honor Flight to Washington D.C., May 16-18, 2014. Jerry Lee ’56 was inducted into the Florence Athletic Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Florence Civic Center on Jan. 4, 2014.

1960s Carole I. Greene ’62 recently completed her 18th annual mission trip to El Salvador with other members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Elloree, S.C. The mission delegation has participated in a variety of projects, from delivering school supplies for children to creating inexpensive water filtration systems for local villages. The annual mission trips to El Salvador are open to anyone with the heart for serving others. For more information, contact Carole at 803-897-2410 or cgreene6290@gmail.com. Dr. Julian Mims ’64, an historian and archivist with the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, was included in the 68th edition of “Who’s Who in America.” Dianne Mize ‘64 will release her book, “Finding Freedom to Create: A Painter’s Roadmap,” during summer 2014. Marilyn (Lary ’64) Searson has published the first volume of her historical fiction trilogy about Charlemagne under her pen name, Acacia Oak. She lives in Seattle, Wash. Hunter Cook ’69 recently was appointed to the Auditing Standards Board for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Philip Heilman ’69 retired from North East Educational Consortium after 33 years in Information Systems. Philip and his wife, Anne (Huger ’70) Heilman, have moved to St. Augustine, Fla. They started Applied Compassion International, Inc., 12 years ago to provide evangelistic ministry to children and educational and medical equipment and supplies in developing Caribbean islands. They plan to continue with this ministry in retirement.

1970s Dr. Bill Hilton Jr. ‘70 was the principal investigator leading several trips to study Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds in Central America this year. He is the only scientist studying this species on their neotropical wintering grounds. He led a nine-day trip to Costa Rica for citizen scientists in November, a scouting trip to Honduras and a group trip to Belize in March 2014. Ron Dockery ‘71 has been selected as a member of the United States Duathlon Team and will represent the U.S. at the World Duathlon Championships in Canada. The duathlon includes a run component, a biking component followed by another run component. Ron is retired and lives in Mahtomedi, Minn., with his wife, Susan.

Award-Winning Journalism Elyssa Parnell (’12) earned second place honors for News Feature Writing in the South Carolina Press Association Awards. She earned the award for a feature story about the closing of Anderson’s Shoes, a family business that operated in Newberry for nearly 100 years. Elyssa is a staff reporter at The Newberry Observer in Newberry, S.C., where she conducts interviews, shoots photographs and reports stories on a wide variety of topics that have a Newberry connection. “Whether it’s taking pictures of sports, which was a bit of a challenge at first, or talking to girls donating their hair to Locks of Love, I’ve covered a little bit of everything,” Elyssa said. “Although it’s a lot of work, I enjoy the people I get to meet, and everything I’ve learned about my hometown that I did not know before.” Elyssa’s job also has provided her the opportunity to come back to Newberry College and work with the journalism and communications students to produce stories in The Newberry Observer. “My time at Newberry College really helped prepare me to succeed simply because the people at the College believe in their students and are willing to help them however they can,” Elyssa said. “While studying at Newberry, several of my professors helped me get three internships, while others prepared me for the job interviewing process.”

Jones Lockhart ‘74 retired from the United States Postal Service in Timmonsville, S.C., after 38 years of service. Connie Sanders ‘75 retired from teaching music and humanities after 32 years of service, including the past 23 years with Boone County Schools in Kentucky. Pursuing a long-time avocation, she has opened a photography studio in Bellevue, Ky. Connie remains active in musical ensembles, singing in the choir at Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati, and playing French horn in two local community groups.

t The Rev. Dr. Ben Moravitz ’76 was appointed assistant to the Bishop for the ELCA Southeastern Synod.

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Col. Lance S. Young, Retired ’76 is teaching in the College of Business and Behavioral Science at Clemson University where he also serves as vice chairman of Clemson Corps. Lance currently serves as the Rotary assistant governor of Area One in Anderson and Pickens counties and has been selected to become the Rotary International district governor of District 7750 beginning July 2016. William P. “Trey” Traylor ‘77 was voted into the Carrollton High School Athletic Hall of Fame. As a student at Carrollton Trey was a starter on two consecutive state championship football teams and made first string All State in 1972. Dr. Lenna C. Young, ’77 was named vice president for Academic Affairs at Greenville Technical College in Greenville, S.C., in July 2013.

1980s Michael Gerald Davis ‘88 recently was hired as director of The First Tee of the Lowcountry, an international nonprofit organization that emphasizes character-building, self-esteem, leadership skills and positive life choices through participation in the game of golf. Jeanette (McKenney ’88) Davis serves as the Division Three alumnae chapter operations specialist for Kappa Delta Sorority in North and South Carolina.

1990s t Merry (Stone ’92) Ard and Michael Ard celebrated the birth of their son, John Henry Ard, on Jan. 9, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital in Charleston, S.C. Henry joins his two older siblings, Seth (9) and Emma (6). William E. Stone ’62 is their grandfather.

Kappa Deltas Hit the Beach Founding members of the Newberry College chapter of the Kappa Delta sorority gathered at Pawley’s Island in January for their annual gettogether. No wild parties, according to the neighbors, but lots of fun and laughter. Pictured L to R: Dianne (Nunamaker ’71) Brown, Becky Geiger ‘71, Pat (Thorne ’71) Settle, Betty Sharpe ‘71, Martha (Nesmith ’70) Bonner, W. Diane Rials ’71, Lynne (Mayes ’70) Hazel (seated). Also in attendance but not pictured: Elizabeth Thomas and Patsy Pearce Myers.


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Teacher Turned Entrepreneur Beneath the mild-mannered exterior of this classroom teacher lurks the heart of an entrepreneur. Brandon Gantt’s ’10 entrepreneurial spirit got a boost last fall when he won the $5,000 Ideas Contest at an Ignite! event sponsored by EngenuitySC. As the contest name implies, Brandon received a $5,000 grant on his pitch for My LearningBlock, an educational social network designed to engage parents in their child’s education by sharing a variety of digital content that helps parents reinforce at home what students learn at school. Brandon is a third grade teacher for Richland One School District, so he understands the challenges that both teachers and their parents face in providing the best education possible for every student. The My LearningBlock tool is a response to help address those challenges. More than 500 Midlands leaders and innovators turned out to see the pitches from six entrepreneurship finalists competing for the big prize. Winners can use the prize as seed money to get their idea off the ground. As presentations concluded, attendees voted for the idea they thought had the most potential, and Brandon got the nod. “As a young entrepreneur, you can get discouraged with late nights and early mornings,” Brandon said. “The opportunity for the Ignite! Ideas contest came along, and I won the majority of votes from more than 500 people. The feeling is unbelievable, and the sleepless nights feel well worth it!”

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Jamie Clark ’94 works for First Quality Tissue. His wife, Dodie (Mytko ‘91) Clark recently completed her master of arts in teaching in Elementary Education at Anderson University. Debb Adams ’95 was recently named Teacher of the Year at White Knoll Elementary School. Chad Cary ’95 coached the Newberry High School boys basketball team to the 2014 AA South Carolina State Championship. The win secured the Newberry Bulldogs’s first state championship in any sport since 1981. Jodi (Williams ‘96) Irvin is now the employee relations executive for the Consumer Bank at Bank of America. She continues to reside in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband, Lt. Col. Bill Irvin, and their two children, Will and Carson. Staci Mims ’96 was recently named Teacher of the Year at Rocky Creek Elementary School. Burch Antley ‘98 works for Apollo Education Group as an account executive for national accounts-workforce solutions. He also serves as the lead

play-by-play announcer for the NFHS Network (www.nfhsnetwork.com) calling play-by-play commentary for South Carolina high school sports championships throughout the year on television and online. In that capacity he works with several other Newberry College graduates, including Xavier Blake ’99 and Jerome Singleton ’81, who is commissioner of the South Carolina High School League. Burch received a commission as a Kentucky Colonel in 2011 from Kentucky governor Steve Beshear. The commission is the state of Kentucky’s highest honor and is granted by the governor or secretary of state in recognition of noteworthy accomplishments and outstanding service to the community, state or nation. Burch lives in Columbia, S.C., with his wife, Emmy. Robyn (Brown ’98) Mickens passed the state board exams for her independent social work license in April 2013. Robyn works at Three Rivers Behavioral Health in Columbia, S.C., and hopes to open her own private practice within the next five years.

u Kimberly (Woods ’04) Wolfe and David Wolfe welcomed their daughter, Lillyanna Danielle Wolfe, on April 25, 2013. Kimberly and David were married in July, 2011 and live in Aiken, SC. Kimberly works as the music director and music leader at Hillview Baptist Church in Graniteville, S.C. David Hix ’04 and Jennifer (Wicker ’05) Hix welcomed their second child, James Gowan Hix, on April 12, 2014.

p Charlie Banks ‘05 and Cayci (Stokes ’03) Banks welcomed their second child, McLane Elizabeth Banks, on Aug. 2, 2013.

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Zach Chandler ’07 was inducted into the inaugural Hall of Fame class at Woodmont High School in Greenville, SC., on Oct 18, 2013. Tommy Burke ‘07 works in the athletics department for University of Louisiana at Lafayette. His wife, Jessica (Lopez ‘07) Burke, teaches physical education and is head volleyball coach at St. Thomas More Catholic High School in Lafayette. Jessica has been named District Coach of the Year four times, has twice been named All-Acadiana Coach of the Year and has been honored three times by the Louisiana Volleyball Coaches Association as Coach of the Year. Tommy and Jessica reside in Louisiana with their two children, Brody Thomas and Kali Winter. u Kelly Anundson ’09, a former All-American wrestler, has signed a contract with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Bellator Fighting Championships. He made his debut with Bellator on Spike TV on April 4, 2014, defeating Volkan Oezdemir in the second round. Anundson also has been cast to appear on the TV show, The Ultimate Fighter 19, airing on Fox Sports 1.

Jared Zito ’98 was named head football coach at Ola High School in McDonough, Ga., in February.

2000s Jill (Stewart ’01) Sheeketski and Jason Sheeketski welcomed a baby boy, Evan Charles, on Jan. 7, 2014. He joined his big sister, Janelle, to complete the family. Matt Barber ’02 is the host of a new sports radio show on 560 The Team in Columbia, S.C. Kyle Grainger ’02 is a reporter at WVLT-TV in Knoxville, Tenn. He received the station’s Employee of the Year Award in December 2013.

p Nick Setzer ’05 and his wife, Mia Levetan, welcomed their first child, Eliana Setzer, on May 27, 2013. Nick was ordained as teaching elder (minister of Word and Sacrament) in the Presbyterian Church (USA) on March 9, 2014. He serves as associate pastor of youth and young adults at Northminster Presbyterian Church in Roswell, Ga. Albert Robertson ’06 was recently named Lexington District One Teacher of the Year.

p Kelly Morris (09) and Cale Homesley (’09) were married on Dec. 21, 2013. They live in Charleston, S.C., where Cale attends the Physician Assistant program at Medical University of South Carolina. Kelly graduated from Winthrop University in 2012 with a master’s degree in Human Nutrition and obtained her Registered Dietician license in 2013.

Blair Robertson ’06 was recently named Teacher of the Year at Meadow Glen Elementary School.

Leah Yarborough ’09 was recently named Teacher of the Year at Boundary Street Elementary School in Newberry, S.C.


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Teacher Turned Entrepreneur Beneath the mild-mannered exterior of this classroom teacher lurks the heart of an entrepreneur. Brandon Gantt’s ’10 entrepreneurial spirit got a boost last fall when he won the $5,000 Ideas Contest at an Ignite! event sponsored by EngenuitySC. As the contest name implies, Brandon received a $5,000 grant on his pitch for My LearningBlock, an educational social network designed to engage parents in their child’s education by sharing a variety of digital content that helps parents reinforce at home what students learn at school. Brandon is a third grade teacher for Richland One School District, so he understands the challenges that both teachers and their parents face in providing the best education possible for every student. The My LearningBlock tool is a response to help address those challenges. More than 500 Midlands leaders and innovators turned out to see the pitches from six entrepreneurship finalists competing for the big prize. Winners can use the prize as seed money to get their idea off the ground. As presentations concluded, attendees voted for the idea they thought had the most potential, and Brandon got the nod. “As a young entrepreneur, you can get discouraged with late nights and early mornings,” Brandon said. “The opportunity for the Ignite! Ideas contest came along, and I won the majority of votes from more than 500 people. The feeling is unbelievable, and the sleepless nights feel well worth it!”

Alumni News

Jamie Clark ’94 works for First Quality Tissue. His wife, Dodie (Mytko ‘91) Clark recently completed her master of arts in teaching in Elementary Education at Anderson University. Debb Adams ’95 was recently named Teacher of the Year at White Knoll Elementary School. Chad Cary ’95 coached the Newberry High School boys basketball team to the 2014 AA South Carolina State Championship. The win secured the Newberry Bulldogs’s first state championship in any sport since 1981. Jodi (Williams ‘96) Irvin is now the employee relations executive for the Consumer Bank at Bank of America. She continues to reside in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband, Lt. Col. Bill Irvin, and their two children, Will and Carson. Staci Mims ’96 was recently named Teacher of the Year at Rocky Creek Elementary School. Burch Antley ‘98 works for Apollo Education Group as an account executive for national accounts-workforce solutions. He also serves as the lead

play-by-play announcer for the NFHS Network (www.nfhsnetwork.com) calling play-by-play commentary for South Carolina high school sports championships throughout the year on television and online. In that capacity he works with several other Newberry College graduates, including Xavier Blake ’99 and Jerome Singleton ’81, who is commissioner of the South Carolina High School League. Burch received a commission as a Kentucky Colonel in 2011 from Kentucky governor Steve Beshear. The commission is the state of Kentucky’s highest honor and is granted by the governor or secretary of state in recognition of noteworthy accomplishments and outstanding service to the community, state or nation. Burch lives in Columbia, S.C., with his wife, Emmy. Robyn (Brown ’98) Mickens passed the state board exams for her independent social work license in April 2013. Robyn works at Three Rivers Behavioral Health in Columbia, S.C., and hopes to open her own private practice within the next five years.

u Kimberly (Woods ’04) Wolfe and David Wolfe welcomed their daughter, Lillyanna Danielle Wolfe, on April 25, 2013. Kimberly and David were married in July, 2011 and live in Aiken, SC. Kimberly works as the music director and music leader at Hillview Baptist Church in Graniteville, S.C. David Hix ’04 and Jennifer (Wicker ’05) Hix welcomed their second child, James Gowan Hix, on April 12, 2014.

p Charlie Banks ‘05 and Cayci (Stokes ’03) Banks welcomed their second child, McLane Elizabeth Banks, on Aug. 2, 2013.

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Zach Chandler ’07 was inducted into the inaugural Hall of Fame class at Woodmont High School in Greenville, SC., on Oct 18, 2013. Tommy Burke ‘07 works in the athletics department for University of Louisiana at Lafayette. His wife, Jessica (Lopez ‘07) Burke, teaches physical education and is head volleyball coach at St. Thomas More Catholic High School in Lafayette. Jessica has been named District Coach of the Year four times, has twice been named All-Acadiana Coach of the Year and has been honored three times by the Louisiana Volleyball Coaches Association as Coach of the Year. Tommy and Jessica reside in Louisiana with their two children, Brody Thomas and Kali Winter. u Kelly Anundson ’09, a former All-American wrestler, has signed a contract with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Bellator Fighting Championships. He made his debut with Bellator on Spike TV on April 4, 2014, defeating Volkan Oezdemir in the second round. Anundson also has been cast to appear on the TV show, The Ultimate Fighter 19, airing on Fox Sports 1.

Jared Zito ’98 was named head football coach at Ola High School in McDonough, Ga., in February.

2000s Jill (Stewart ’01) Sheeketski and Jason Sheeketski welcomed a baby boy, Evan Charles, on Jan. 7, 2014. He joined his big sister, Janelle, to complete the family. Matt Barber ’02 is the host of a new sports radio show on 560 The Team in Columbia, S.C. Kyle Grainger ’02 is a reporter at WVLT-TV in Knoxville, Tenn. He received the station’s Employee of the Year Award in December 2013.

p Nick Setzer ’05 and his wife, Mia Levetan, welcomed their first child, Eliana Setzer, on May 27, 2013. Nick was ordained as teaching elder (minister of Word and Sacrament) in the Presbyterian Church (USA) on March 9, 2014. He serves as associate pastor of youth and young adults at Northminster Presbyterian Church in Roswell, Ga. Albert Robertson ’06 was recently named Lexington District One Teacher of the Year.

p Kelly Morris (09) and Cale Homesley (’09) were married on Dec. 21, 2013. They live in Charleston, S.C., where Cale attends the Physician Assistant program at Medical University of South Carolina. Kelly graduated from Winthrop University in 2012 with a master’s degree in Human Nutrition and obtained her Registered Dietician license in 2013.

Blair Robertson ’06 was recently named Teacher of the Year at Meadow Glen Elementary School.

Leah Yarborough ’09 was recently named Teacher of the Year at Boundary Street Elementary School in Newberry, S.C.


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Craig Wheatley ’09 was awarded the Dr. Elizabeth Gressette Professional Development Scholarship from the Palmetto State Teacher’s Association. The scholarship is for a working teacher who is pursuing a graduate degree. Wheatley is pursuing his Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. He is a history teacher at White Knoll High School in the Lexington school district. Stewart Moss Perrow ’10 married Elizabeth Leigh Thompson on Nov. 23, 2013, at Grace United Methodist Church. Matt Smith ’11 served as a groomsman during the ceremony. Matt Holmes ’11 is a teacher at Sussex Technical High School in physical education, health, strength and conditioning. He also serves as offensive and defensive line varsity football coach, strength and conditioning coach, head winter and spring boys and girls track coach. His wife, Christina (Kirby ‘07) Holmes is a fifth grade English language acquisition teacher at John M. Clayton Elementary and also serves as a coach for the Delaware Storm women’s fast-pitch softball team. Maria Luz Besio ’12 won the 108th Argentine Amateur Golf Championship at Martindale Country Club last November, the highest championship honor available in her home country. The win qualified her to compete for the 13th Argentine Women’s Open in December.

p Claire Rene’ Durr ’12 married Andrew Allen Hamer on March 1, 2014, at Willow Swamp Baptist Church in Norway, S.C. Carla Parker ’12 served as the maid of honor for the couple. Elyssa Parnell ‘12 recently was honored by the South Carolina Press Association with a second-place prize for feature writing in the SCPA’s annual competition. Ariel Fox ’13 has joined MEDcare Urgent Care Center as human resource coordinator. Fox will assist in managing a variety of MEDcare’s HR functions, including recruitment, employee relations, staff training, scheduling and payroll.

Memorials reflect notices received by the Newberry College Office of Alumni Relations as of April 28, 2014.

1930s

Mary Nell (Taylor ’35) Boozer William Wallace Riser ’43 Jan. 13, 2014 Feb. 27, 2014 Chevis Truesdale Amick ’37 John L. Yost ’43 Nov. 9, 2013 Feb. 17, 2014

1940s

Myrtle (Boozer ’44) Martin Ruth (Haigler ’40) Helsabeck April 6, 2014 Dec. 8, 2013 Otis Lester Shealy ’44 Virgil Carl Kester ’41 July 13, 2013 Nov. 17, 2013 Mary A. (Wicker ’47) Blair Lloyd Henry Kimmel ’41 Jan. 4, 2014 Feb. 20, 2014

Lorenzo Fallaw ’61 Sept. 20, 2013

Robert Eldridge Stokes ’58 March 7, 2014

Edward O’Dell Oswald ’61 Jan. 12, 2014

Althea (Lee ’58) Truesdell July 11, 2013

Rebecca (Repasky ‘66) Spay Jan. 1, 2013

Harry Odelle Harman ’58 April 18, 2014

Ella Elizabeth Sharpe ’66 April 20, 2014

Martha (Boozer ‘59) Waites Nov. 17, 2014

Jack W. Whitesides ’67 Nov. 19, 2013

1960s

Brenda Gayle (Ruff ’67) Swanson Feb. 18, 2014

Emily (Jones ‘60) Golinski Jan. 7, 2014 Mary Sue (Shull ‘60) Bedenbaugh Oct. 2, 2013 Charles M. Gallagher ‘60 Aug. 17, 2013

1970s Cathy Arrington Mitchell ’70 Jan. 30, 2014 Ernest E. McClellan ’71 April 5, 2013 Milas “Mike” Sease III ’72 April 28, 2014

Marcia Anne (Smith ‘99) Punko April 22, 2014

2000s Ronald Dean Carter ‘12 Nov. 5, 2013

Attended

James Michael Griggs ’78 Aug. 19, 2013

Edmund L. Hester Feb. 21, 2014

1980s

Betty Whaley Sykes Nov. 14, 2012

Wanda (McAlister ‘80) DuBard March 9, 2014

Naval Trainee

Bobby Clyde Arnsdorff ’68 July 22, 2013

James B. Bozard ’82 Jan. 19, 2014

William Lawrence Meekins Jan. 2, 2014

Von Hope Sinclair ’68 Sept. 22, 2013

1990s

Boyde Allen April 9, 2014

Andrew Greg Mixon ’91 Jan. 3, 2014

Memorial Scholarship Makes a Difference for Students “Bryan touched so many lives in ways we never realized until later. But that was Bryan – unassuming and giving. The Bryan Bennett Wrigley Memorial Scholarship is our way of preserving his memory and helping others as he would have done.” -Eric (dad), Mandy (mom), Kevin (twin brother), grandparents and other relatives

In Memoriam

Earl H. Bergen ’43 Dec. 8, 2013

C. Marion Stuck ’57 Nov. 26, 2013

Wirt Holman Jennings ’49 April 23, 2014

Eugene Memmon Funderburk ’51 March 25, 2014

1950s

Gwendolyn Witt Robinson ’51 March 4, 2014

Marvin P. Caddell ’50 Feb. 8, 2014

Raymond K. Wicker ’51 July 8, 2013

Thomas Caroll Gilliam ’50 March 18, 2014

Katherine Hawkins Fulmer ’52 Feb. 23, 2013

James Clausenn “Boots” Gregg ‘50 Jan. 14, 2014 John C. Parler ’50 Sept. 27, 2013

The Bryan Bennett Wrigley Memorial Scholarship was established in 2011 by Bryan’s family and friends as a way to memorialize his life and accomplishments and to celebrate his years as a Newberry College student. Bryan graduated in 2006 from Airport High School where he played varsity football and excelled in academics. At Newberry College, Bryan was active in the student organization ECHO (Each Committed to Helping Others). He also gave generously of his time and talents through his work with Grant Homes and the Special Olympics, a passion he discovered in high school. Bryan graduated summa cum laude in December 2009 with a Biology degree from Newberry and was inducted into the Bachman Honor Society the following spring. He pursued a doctorate in physical therapy at the University of St. Augustine in Florida.

Charles Richardson ‘55 July 4, 2013

An avid bicycler, Bryan was tragically killed in a hit and run accident on April 13, 2011, while he was cycling down a country road near the Florida campus. The Bryan Bennett Wrigley Memorial Scholarship helps students as they further their education and seek to make a difference in the world, just as Bryan did. A memorial bicycle ride also has been established in his honor in St. Johns County, Fla., as a way to promote safer cycling conditions and to educate the public about the rules of sharing the road with bikes. Proceeds from the annual Wrigley Ride help support his scholarship at Newberry College.

Lawrence Carl Rogers ’56 Nov. 30, 2013

To give to the Bryan Bennett Wrigley Scholarship, please use the envelope included in this publication, or contact Institutional Advancement: Jason.Boice@Newberry.edu or call 803-321-5694.

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Craig Wheatley ’09 was awarded the Dr. Elizabeth Gressette Professional Development Scholarship from the Palmetto State Teacher’s Association. The scholarship is for a working teacher who is pursuing a graduate degree. Wheatley is pursuing his Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. He is a history teacher at White Knoll High School in the Lexington school district. Stewart Moss Perrow ’10 married Elizabeth Leigh Thompson on Nov. 23, 2013, at Grace United Methodist Church. Matt Smith ’11 served as a groomsman during the ceremony. Matt Holmes ’11 is a teacher at Sussex Technical High School in physical education, health, strength and conditioning. He also serves as offensive and defensive line varsity football coach, strength and conditioning coach, head winter and spring boys and girls track coach. His wife, Christina (Kirby ‘07) Holmes is a fifth grade English language acquisition teacher at John M. Clayton Elementary and also serves as a coach for the Delaware Storm women’s fast-pitch softball team. Maria Luz Besio ’12 won the 108th Argentine Amateur Golf Championship at Martindale Country Club last November, the highest championship honor available in her home country. The win qualified her to compete for the 13th Argentine Women’s Open in December.

p Claire Rene’ Durr ’12 married Andrew Allen Hamer on March 1, 2014, at Willow Swamp Baptist Church in Norway, S.C. Carla Parker ’12 served as the maid of honor for the couple. Elyssa Parnell ‘12 recently was honored by the South Carolina Press Association with a second-place prize for feature writing in the SCPA’s annual competition. Ariel Fox ’13 has joined MEDcare Urgent Care Center as human resource coordinator. Fox will assist in managing a variety of MEDcare’s HR functions, including recruitment, employee relations, staff training, scheduling and payroll.

Memorials reflect notices received by the Newberry College Office of Alumni Relations as of April 28, 2014.

1930s

Mary Nell (Taylor ’35) Boozer William Wallace Riser ’43 Jan. 13, 2014 Feb. 27, 2014 Chevis Truesdale Amick ’37 John L. Yost ’43 Nov. 9, 2013 Feb. 17, 2014

1940s

Myrtle (Boozer ’44) Martin Ruth (Haigler ’40) Helsabeck April 6, 2014 Dec. 8, 2013 Otis Lester Shealy ’44 Virgil Carl Kester ’41 July 13, 2013 Nov. 17, 2013 Mary A. (Wicker ’47) Blair Lloyd Henry Kimmel ’41 Jan. 4, 2014 Feb. 20, 2014

Lorenzo Fallaw ’61 Sept. 20, 2013

Robert Eldridge Stokes ’58 March 7, 2014

Edward O’Dell Oswald ’61 Jan. 12, 2014

Althea (Lee ’58) Truesdell July 11, 2013

Rebecca (Repasky ‘66) Spay Jan. 1, 2013

Harry Odelle Harman ’58 April 18, 2014

Ella Elizabeth Sharpe ’66 April 20, 2014

Martha (Boozer ‘59) Waites Nov. 17, 2014

Jack W. Whitesides ’67 Nov. 19, 2013

1960s

Brenda Gayle (Ruff ’67) Swanson Feb. 18, 2014

Emily (Jones ‘60) Golinski Jan. 7, 2014 Mary Sue (Shull ‘60) Bedenbaugh Oct. 2, 2013 Charles M. Gallagher ‘60 Aug. 17, 2013

1970s Cathy Arrington Mitchell ’70 Jan. 30, 2014 Ernest E. McClellan ’71 April 5, 2013 Milas “Mike” Sease III ’72 April 28, 2014

Marcia Anne (Smith ‘99) Punko April 22, 2014

2000s Ronald Dean Carter ‘12 Nov. 5, 2013

Attended

James Michael Griggs ’78 Aug. 19, 2013

Edmund L. Hester Feb. 21, 2014

1980s

Betty Whaley Sykes Nov. 14, 2012

Wanda (McAlister ‘80) DuBard March 9, 2014

Naval Trainee

Bobby Clyde Arnsdorff ’68 July 22, 2013

James B. Bozard ’82 Jan. 19, 2014

William Lawrence Meekins Jan. 2, 2014

Von Hope Sinclair ’68 Sept. 22, 2013

1990s

Boyde Allen April 9, 2014

Andrew Greg Mixon ’91 Jan. 3, 2014

Memorial Scholarship Makes a Difference for Students “Bryan touched so many lives in ways we never realized until later. But that was Bryan – unassuming and giving. The Bryan Bennett Wrigley Memorial Scholarship is our way of preserving his memory and helping others as he would have done.” -Eric (dad), Mandy (mom), Kevin (twin brother), grandparents and other relatives

In Memoriam

Earl H. Bergen ’43 Dec. 8, 2013

C. Marion Stuck ’57 Nov. 26, 2013

Wirt Holman Jennings ’49 April 23, 2014

Eugene Memmon Funderburk ’51 March 25, 2014

1950s

Gwendolyn Witt Robinson ’51 March 4, 2014

Marvin P. Caddell ’50 Feb. 8, 2014

Raymond K. Wicker ’51 July 8, 2013

Thomas Caroll Gilliam ’50 March 18, 2014

Katherine Hawkins Fulmer ’52 Feb. 23, 2013

James Clausenn “Boots” Gregg ‘50 Jan. 14, 2014 John C. Parler ’50 Sept. 27, 2013

The Bryan Bennett Wrigley Memorial Scholarship was established in 2011 by Bryan’s family and friends as a way to memorialize his life and accomplishments and to celebrate his years as a Newberry College student. Bryan graduated in 2006 from Airport High School where he played varsity football and excelled in academics. At Newberry College, Bryan was active in the student organization ECHO (Each Committed to Helping Others). He also gave generously of his time and talents through his work with Grant Homes and the Special Olympics, a passion he discovered in high school. Bryan graduated summa cum laude in December 2009 with a Biology degree from Newberry and was inducted into the Bachman Honor Society the following spring. He pursued a doctorate in physical therapy at the University of St. Augustine in Florida.

Charles Richardson ‘55 July 4, 2013

An avid bicycler, Bryan was tragically killed in a hit and run accident on April 13, 2011, while he was cycling down a country road near the Florida campus. The Bryan Bennett Wrigley Memorial Scholarship helps students as they further their education and seek to make a difference in the world, just as Bryan did. A memorial bicycle ride also has been established in his honor in St. Johns County, Fla., as a way to promote safer cycling conditions and to educate the public about the rules of sharing the road with bikes. Proceeds from the annual Wrigley Ride help support his scholarship at Newberry College.

Lawrence Carl Rogers ’56 Nov. 30, 2013

To give to the Bryan Bennett Wrigley Scholarship, please use the envelope included in this publication, or contact Institutional Advancement: Jason.Boice@Newberry.edu or call 803-321-5694.

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Alumni News As a kid growing up, Eric’s parents emphasized service to the church, civic involvement and community service and he has taken those lessons to heart. He is an enthusiastic board member of Pawmetto Lifeline, a rescue and foster organization for homeless pets. He volunteers at Dutch Fork High School in Irmo and served on the church council of Redeemer Lutheran Church where he is a member.

The Ties that Bind Board of Trustees member Eric Wells ‘87 reflects on his relationship with Newberry College

Eric is a passionately involved, long-serving board member with Camp Kemo. His mother worked in pediatric oncology and co-founded the program with Dr. Charlie Davis to provide a summer camp experience for kids with cancer and their families.

“Newberry College is where I formed lifelong friendships and business relationships. I have a real love for the school and feel it’s important to give back.”

Eric’s father, Earl, also set an example for community involvement and has long been a Boy Scout master and leader for Troop 410 in Columbia. A retired captain at the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED), Earl was instrumental in starting the Forensic Science major at Newberry College.

-Eric Wells ’87, Newberry College Board of Trustees

As a high school student, Eric Wells ’87 vowed that he would NEVER attend Newberry College. Raised in the Lutheran church and an active leader in its youth organizations, attending Newberry College felt too much like a continuation of high school and Eric was ready to spread his wings in the wider world. “I was looking at a number of other schools but I went along for a friend’s campus visit to Newberry College,” Eric said. He already knew the school was out of the question, but as he toured with his friend, the college quickly grew on him. “I applied for admission on the spot,” he said. Irmo High School classmates who had decided to play for the Newberry football team encouraged Eric to try out as a walkon. He made the team as a strong safety, but his football career nearly fizzled out before it even got started when he tried to quit the team. “It was a one of the hottest summers on record during my first football camp with the team,” Eric recalled with a sheepish grin. “We were slogging through two-a-day practices and living in a hall without air conditioning. I wanted to quit, but my dad said, ‘Get your coach to tell me to come get you.’ Well, Coach Dunfee convinced me to just go to one more practice before I cleaned out my locker for good,” he chuckled. Eric’s decision to sweat it out with the rest of the team for one more

practice launched a successful four-year college football career. In fact, he recently was nominated for the South Atlantic Conference Hall of Fame. Sports didn’t get in the way of academic pursuits. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Newberry and then combined his mutual interests in sports and business to earn a master of science degree in Athletic Administration from Virginia Tech. Another life-changing event happened in graduate school – Eric met his future wife, Robyn. They married in 1991 and have two daughters: Erica (20) and Emily (17). With his freshly minted master’s degree in hand, Eric accepted a position at Jefferson Pilot, launching his career in the insurance industry. He worked his way up the ranks within the industry. He co-founded Southeastern Insurance Consultants with George Routon in 2000, specializing in employee benefits, benefits consulting and various types of business and personal insurance products. Eric also is an industry leader. For two years he served as president of the Columbia Association of Health Underwriters and more than seven years on the group’s board of directors. He served on the South Carolina Association of Health Underwriters for 14 years in various capacities, including as the SCAHU president. He also advocates for the industry at the Capitol Conference in Washington, D.C.

Calling All Lettermen The Newberry College Lettermen’s Club recognizes and supports Newberry College athletics by providing letters to athletes, distributing senior awards and inducting members into the Newberry College Athletic Hall of Fame. Join the Club Membership in the Newberry College Lettermen’s Club is open exclusively to former lettermen. Dues are just $35 per year and help support the club’s activities. Join today! Complete the application on www.newberrywolves.com/lettermensclub or contact club secretary Janet Parkman Jordan at jordan3m@sc.rr.com or call 803-356-6809. Hall of Fame Nominees All alumni are invited to submit nominations for the Newberry College Athletic Hall of Fame. Nominations for the Class of 2015 inductees are open through Jan. 1, 2015. View the list of past recipients, selection criteria and download the nomination form at www.newberry wolves.com/lettermensclub.

Along with industry and community service, Eric has emerged as a leader for Newberry College. He is a member of the Board of Trustees and the President’s Club and serves as president of the Newberry College Athletic Club. “I encourage all graduates (especially my 1980s classmates!) to stay involved with their alma mater and give back so that others can benefit and carry on our school traditions,” he said. “Giving back only makes our school’s reputation stronger.” Regardless of the inevitable changes that happen on a college campus, one thing is sure to remain the same. “We’ll always maintain our focus on relationships,” he said. “They’re such an important part of what makes Newberry College special.”

Nursing Student and Professor Honored by Industry Group A Newberry College professor and a student nurse were honored recently for their achievements in the field of nursing at the Palmetto Gold Gala. Hosted by the South Carolina Nurses Foundation, the gala recognizes 100 nurses each year who exemplify excellence in nursing practice and commitment to the nursing profession. It also funds annual scholarships for nursing programs in South Carolina. Victoria Hall, ‘14, was awarded the 2014 South Carolina Palmetto Gold Scholarship. She served as a student nurse intern in the VALOR program at the Dorn Veterans Administration Medical Center in Columbia. She graduated in May 2014 and plans to work in an acute care setting after becoming a registered nurse. “It has been such an honor, not only to receive the prestigious Palmetto Gold Nursing Scholarship, but also to be able to represent Newberry College among some of the finest nurses in South Carolina,” Hall said. Assistant professor of Nursing Lillian Bouknight received the Palmetto Gold Award and was recognized as one of the state’s Top 100 nurses. She specializes in mental health and psychiatric nursing.

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Alumni News

Alumni News As a kid growing up, Eric’s parents emphasized service to the church, civic involvement and community service and he has taken those lessons to heart. He is an enthusiastic board member of Pawmetto Lifeline, a rescue and foster organization for homeless pets. He volunteers at Dutch Fork High School in Irmo and served on the church council of Redeemer Lutheran Church where he is a member.

The Ties that Bind Board of Trustees member Eric Wells ‘87 reflects on his relationship with Newberry College

Eric is a passionately involved, long-serving board member with Camp Kemo. His mother worked in pediatric oncology and co-founded the program with Dr. Charlie Davis to provide a summer camp experience for kids with cancer and their families.

“Newberry College is where I formed lifelong friendships and business relationships. I have a real love for the school and feel it’s important to give back.”

Eric’s father, Earl, also set an example for community involvement and has long been a Boy Scout master and leader for Troop 410 in Columbia. A retired captain at the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED), Earl was instrumental in starting the Forensic Science major at Newberry College.

-Eric Wells ’87, Newberry College Board of Trustees

As a high school student, Eric Wells ’87 vowed that he would NEVER attend Newberry College. Raised in the Lutheran church and an active leader in its youth organizations, attending Newberry College felt too much like a continuation of high school and Eric was ready to spread his wings in the wider world. “I was looking at a number of other schools but I went along for a friend’s campus visit to Newberry College,” Eric said. He already knew the school was out of the question, but as he toured with his friend, the college quickly grew on him. “I applied for admission on the spot,” he said. Irmo High School classmates who had decided to play for the Newberry football team encouraged Eric to try out as a walkon. He made the team as a strong safety, but his football career nearly fizzled out before it even got started when he tried to quit the team. “It was a one of the hottest summers on record during my first football camp with the team,” Eric recalled with a sheepish grin. “We were slogging through two-a-day practices and living in a hall without air conditioning. I wanted to quit, but my dad said, ‘Get your coach to tell me to come get you.’ Well, Coach Dunfee convinced me to just go to one more practice before I cleaned out my locker for good,” he chuckled. Eric’s decision to sweat it out with the rest of the team for one more

practice launched a successful four-year college football career. In fact, he recently was nominated for the South Atlantic Conference Hall of Fame. Sports didn’t get in the way of academic pursuits. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Newberry and then combined his mutual interests in sports and business to earn a master of science degree in Athletic Administration from Virginia Tech. Another life-changing event happened in graduate school – Eric met his future wife, Robyn. They married in 1991 and have two daughters: Erica (20) and Emily (17). With his freshly minted master’s degree in hand, Eric accepted a position at Jefferson Pilot, launching his career in the insurance industry. He worked his way up the ranks within the industry. He co-founded Southeastern Insurance Consultants with George Routon in 2000, specializing in employee benefits, benefits consulting and various types of business and personal insurance products. Eric also is an industry leader. For two years he served as president of the Columbia Association of Health Underwriters and more than seven years on the group’s board of directors. He served on the South Carolina Association of Health Underwriters for 14 years in various capacities, including as the SCAHU president. He also advocates for the industry at the Capitol Conference in Washington, D.C.

Calling All Lettermen The Newberry College Lettermen’s Club recognizes and supports Newberry College athletics by providing letters to athletes, distributing senior awards and inducting members into the Newberry College Athletic Hall of Fame. Join the Club Membership in the Newberry College Lettermen’s Club is open exclusively to former lettermen. Dues are just $35 per year and help support the club’s activities. Join today! Complete the application on www.newberrywolves.com/lettermensclub or contact club secretary Janet Parkman Jordan at jordan3m@sc.rr.com or call 803-356-6809. Hall of Fame Nominees All alumni are invited to submit nominations for the Newberry College Athletic Hall of Fame. Nominations for the Class of 2015 inductees are open through Jan. 1, 2015. View the list of past recipients, selection criteria and download the nomination form at www.newberry wolves.com/lettermensclub.

Along with industry and community service, Eric has emerged as a leader for Newberry College. He is a member of the Board of Trustees and the President’s Club and serves as president of the Newberry College Athletic Club. “I encourage all graduates (especially my 1980s classmates!) to stay involved with their alma mater and give back so that others can benefit and carry on our school traditions,” he said. “Giving back only makes our school’s reputation stronger.” Regardless of the inevitable changes that happen on a college campus, one thing is sure to remain the same. “We’ll always maintain our focus on relationships,” he said. “They’re such an important part of what makes Newberry College special.”

Nursing Student and Professor Honored by Industry Group A Newberry College professor and a student nurse were honored recently for their achievements in the field of nursing at the Palmetto Gold Gala. Hosted by the South Carolina Nurses Foundation, the gala recognizes 100 nurses each year who exemplify excellence in nursing practice and commitment to the nursing profession. It also funds annual scholarships for nursing programs in South Carolina. Victoria Hall, ‘14, was awarded the 2014 South Carolina Palmetto Gold Scholarship. She served as a student nurse intern in the VALOR program at the Dorn Veterans Administration Medical Center in Columbia. She graduated in May 2014 and plans to work in an acute care setting after becoming a registered nurse. “It has been such an honor, not only to receive the prestigious Palmetto Gold Nursing Scholarship, but also to be able to represent Newberry College among some of the finest nurses in South Carolina,” Hall said. Assistant professor of Nursing Lillian Bouknight received the Palmetto Gold Award and was recognized as one of the state’s Top 100 nurses. She specializes in mental health and psychiatric nursing.

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