ISSUE THREE | 2012
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Olympic Dreams The stories of three Maroons and their quests for Olympic triumph
Profound Impact Scholarships make education possible for many students.
Strut Worthy The fantastical creations of Marty Snortum ’77
We heard from you...
• Fall speakers inform, entertain and educate. • Center for Teaching the Rule of Law opens. • New books by four faculty
Sports News • 100 years of RC basketball
Alumni News • Who’s On First? Production’s RJ Konner ’73 • Tyler Puckett ’05 gives lacrosse a professional boost. • Family Weekend photos
Dr. David Taylor’s Opening Convocation address
From the Archives
43 Honor Roll 2011-2012
RoaNotes Roanoke College, by the numbers
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ON THE COVER: Shelley Olds ’03, who placed seventh in the 2012 Olympics women’s road cycling race, has her sights set on 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. Photo by Sam Dean. INSIDE FRONT COVER: A sidewalk chalk greeting welcomed new students who attended the “R Valley” orientation event in August on the Roanoke City Market. Photo by Brendan Bush. 1
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Wise people can make such a difference, and so many of them are here for you. You only have to seek them out and then listen carefully.
This fall, Roanoke College students and staff launched a speaking series inspired by “The Last Lecture,” a book by Randy Pausch, who was a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Pausch’s book chronicles his final months with pancreatic cancer, and it shares the last lecture he gave at Carnegie Mellon. He encouraged a crowd of 400 people to overcome obstacles, seize life’s moments and chase childhood dreams. Pausch died in 2008. Pausch’s book inspires readers to ponder: What wisdom would you give others if you knew it was your last chance to speak? I was asked to kick off the College’s “Last Lecture” series in October with my own answer to that question. What follows is an excerpt of my last lecture, addressed primarily to students. Roanoke College is filled with people who can be the wise person who gives you a great lesson in short sentences that will stay with you. This is a rich, rich community where mentors and ideas are all around. I have been here 28 years but I did not come here expecting to be here this long or in this role. In my fourth year, I was visited by Clarence Caldwell, a truly wise person. I had done a program for retired faculty and staff. Mr. Caldwell had attended Roanoke, worked here for about 30 years, and shaped the College in positive ways. He came by my office and said he liked the presentation. Then he said, “I hope you will consider devoting your career to Roanoke College.” Eleven words. Wise person. Great lesson. No one had ever said anything like that to me before. “Devote yourself to Roanoke College.” I am amazed at how it turned out. What he meant was to consider dedicating your professional life to something good. I am so grateful that wise people came into my life. They can make such a difference, and so many of them are here for you. You only have to seek them out and then listen carefully. As David Starr Jordan wrote, “Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.” One of my greatest hopes for you as students here is more about doing. Do well in life. Do good in life. Listening to wise people will help you accomplish both. Have a wonderful holiday season.
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Mr. W. Morgan Churchman ’65 Mr. Malon W. Courts ’92 Mr. David L. Guy ’75 Ms. Judith B. Hall ’69 Mr. Richard S. Hathaway ’73 Ms. Peggy Fintel Horn ’78 Mr. Donald J. Kerr ’60 Mr. John E. Lang ’73 Mr. Patrick R. Leardo Mr. Shaun M. McConnon ’66 Mr. Olin R. Melchionna, Jr., Esq.
Mr. Bruce E. Melchor, III ’72 Ms. Nancy B. Mulheren ’72 Mr. Diedrich D. Oglesbee, Jr. ’95 Mr. Roger A. Petersen ’81 The Reverend J. Christopher Price ’75 Mr. J. Tyler Pugh ’70 Mr. Dale C. Sarjeant ’75 The Reverend Dr. Theodore F. Schneider ’56 Mr. John B. Reichenbach (Ex-officio, Co-Chair of Parent Leadership Council)
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Dr. Harry Wilson, professor of political science, is seen through the window of Mill Mountain Coffee and Tea in downtown Salem. Wilson discussed the 2012 elections there at the College’s Coffee Shop Talk on Oct. 4 (top left, continuing clockwise). • Elizabeth Kathryn Joy Hord ’14 shares her delight at the Official Ring Ceremony held during Family Weekend. • Students watch live presidential election results at an election night party, hosted by several Roanoke College groups in the Wortmann Ballroom. • Construction work, and a photographer, are reflected in a pair of sunglasses at the 2012 RHouse build in September. • Roanoke’s Opening Convocation 2012, held Aug. 28 in Bast Center.
have liked to see their name mentioned for their efforts and hard work. The magazine is seen and read by so many people, it would be nice if all students involved were recognized for their hard work and devotion to such an impressive project. Carol Brosnan
Editor’s note: Space limitations prohibited us from publishing the names of all students who have worked on the classic car conversion project. What follows is a full list of student participants: Nomin Baasandavaa, Mike Bankert, Steven Belknap, Paul F. Brosnan III, Megan Eddman, Madison Erickson, Stephen Floyd, Nick Georges, Kyle King, Eric Lefevers, Charles Leonard, Preston Moore, Justin Morgan, Ryan Montoni, Bob Novakovic, Tucker Prisley, Brendan Romaine, Wesley Sturdivant, Daniel Waters
NEW RESIDENCE HALL From the Brackety-Ack “…in New Hall I have found something totally new, an experience I’ve never fully felt in my previous dorms: the feeling of
DYNAMIC DOER Very nice article about Nancy Mulheren! Great to see all of the fine work she has done for Roanoke College. I was a frat brother of John Mulheren. Sumner Weeks ’70
CLASSIC CAR CONVERSION There was an article written in the recent magazine about students changing a car into an electric car. It was an excellent article and I am glad to see the students are being recognized for their efforts and concerns about our future. My son, Paul, is one of those students who have worked tirelessly on the transformation of this vehicle. He has given a lot of his time and devotion to this project. Paul had other obligations the day the picture was taken and could not attend the photo shoot. I think it would have been nice to have mentioned his name with the rest of the students in the picture. I don’t know if any other students could not attend, but if so, I am sure they would
The study room is always full of studious residents, helping each other through accounting homework and editing papers. community. I know the new dorm was touted as a “learning community” where students and faculty would come together to live and learn in a familial atmosphere, but like many people I laughed at those lofty aspirations. But then I moved in…It is a community! I can call almost everyone on my hall a friend. We put our accomplishments such as good grades or honor society induction certificates on the fridge to show off. We sit in the common area and talk about our days, venting frustration and getting to know each other as more than just fellow students. The study room is always full of studious residents, helping each other through accounting homework and editing papers. It is the most included I have ever felt in my three years at Roanoke.” — From “New Dorms Help Build Community,” written by Emily Johnson ’14. The article appeared in the Sept. 21 edition of the Brackety-Ack.
TAILGATE32 Roanoke College Board of Trustees member Dale Sarjeant ’74, his wife Janet ’73, and their family were featured in an episode of Football Nation’s “Tailgate32: The Ultimate Football Fan Roadtrip.” The show follows brothers Mike and John Trupiano’s 25,000-mile cross-country football odyssey in a 42-foot RV. The brothers, who planned to visit all 32 NFL arenas in 17 weeks this season, stopped in Charlotte, N.C. to film the tailgating talents of diehard Carolina Panthers fans, including the Sarjeants (pictured above at the 2012 Associates Evening). To see the Tailgate32 video featuring the Sarjeants, who are models of Southern hospitality, visit http://tailgate32.com/play/car.
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CORRECTIONS: Dr. Chad Morris is an assistant professor of anthropology at Roanoke College. His title was incorrect in a story about May Term in Issue 2, 2012 of Roanoke magazine. Leonard Basileus is a Palauan local who worked with a group of Roanoke students who traveled to Palau for May Term 2012. His last name was omitted in a photo caption in Issue 2, 2012.
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collegenews Stephen Carter, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School, was Constitution Day speaker.
... you can either run a campaign according to a set of rules of integrity, or run a campaign to win, but you can’t do both.
THIS FALL, Roanoke College welcomed to campus a diverse group of speakers who shared wisdom and opinion on topics ranging from judicial integrity and honesty in government to the meaning of the 2012 elections. Among them: Dr. Stephen L. Carter, Yale Law School professor, columnist and author of numerous books, including New York Times bestseller “The Emperor of Ocean Park;” and the Honorable Dorothy W. Colom ’74, senior judge for the 14th Chancery Court District of Mississippi who, with author John Grisham, and her husband, attorney Wilbur Colom, founded the Mississippi Innocence Project. The topics of their presentations reflected the program theme for the 2012-2013 academic year: “Got Honesty?” Carter, whose distinguished career includes serving as a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, spoke on Sept. 20 during a Constitution Day program titled “The Importance of Honesty to Constitutional Government.” The political candidate Carter most admired for his honesty was former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis. In the 1988 presidential race, Dukakis “refused to get involved in negative politics,” Carter said. “He was an honest candidate in that sense. And he got creamed,” Carter said of Dukakis’s defeat by then Vice President George H.W. Bush. “Since that time, candidates generally have come to understand that you can either run a campaign according to a set of rules of integrity, or run a campaign to win, but you can’t do both. And the reason you can’t is that we won’t let you.”
Judge Colom, who spoke Oct. 2 in the Wortmann Ballroom as part of the Turk Pre-Law Series, said she was drawn to the judiciary after a Chancery Court judge issued a ruling against a client she was representing in his court. “With some cases you know…the facts are on your side. You know your client ought to come out ahead,” Colom said. “I knew something else was affecting [the judge’s] decision.” Colom said she discovered one of the litigants was from a wealthy political family. “To me, this decision lacked judicial integrity,” she said. “It was why I decided to run for the judgeship. We have a duty to provide [people] with the confidence they were given a fair chance to air their grievances before an impartial party. They should have faith…that judges have integrity, and are honest, straightforward and upright.” Other fall semester speakers included Dr. Robert Millet, a Brigham Young University theologian, who joined Dr. Gerald McDermott, Jordan-Trexler Professor of Religion at Roanoke College, Dr. Robert Benne, Jordan-Trexler Professor of Religion Emeritus, and Dr. Harry Wilson, Roanoke College political scientist, for a panel discussion on Sept. 14 titled “Mitt Romney, Christian Theology and the November Election.” A week after the November elections, two authorities of national standing — Stephen Hayes, a senior writer for The Weekly Standard, a Fox News contributor and an author, and Dr. David Gushee, a professor and director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University and a columnist for The Washington Post — presented “The Meaning of the 2012 Elections” in Bast Center. 5
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Kerr, Sandt receive RC’s highest honor
Donald Kerr, 2012 recipient of the Roanoke College Medal, offers remarks while President Michael Maxey and Board of Trustees Chairman Morris Cregger ’64 look on.
Roger Sandt, 2012 recipient of the Roanoke College Medal.
Donald Kerr ‘60 and Roger Sandt ‘64 have been awarded the Roanoke College Medal, the College’s highest honor. The Roanoke College Medal recognizes outstanding alumni who show characteristics of responsible leadership, intellectual integrity and good citizenship through their professional accomplishments and service to their community and alma mater. Kerr, who lives in Brentwood, Tenn., graduated from Roanoke with majors in political science and history. While at Roanoke, he was president of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and was one of the top athletes on the men’s track and soccer teams. For his athletic achievements, Kerr was inducted into the College’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009. After graduation, Kerr was a member of the U.S. Intelligence Service before joining the Campbell Soup Co., where he worked for 15 years. In 1999, Kerr formed his own company, Kerr Industries, which is comprised of several food production and manufacturing businesses. In 2007, Kerr provided the lead gift that made possible the turf facility that is home to Roanoke’s soccer, field hockey and lacrosse teams. The field was dedicated as the Donald J. Kerr Stadium. Kerr also is chairman of the Maroon Club, which raises money for the College’s intercollegiate, intramural and club sports programs. A Lifetime Distinguished member of the Roanoke College Associates, Kerr also is a member of the Society
nomics and business administration. He was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity, the Roanoke College Choir and the cross country and track
of 1842 and a member of the College’s Board of Trustees. Sandt graduated from Roanoke with a bachelor’s degree in eco-
teams. After graduation, Sandt worked at various paper companies in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania before forming his own company in Lancaster, Pa., Sandt Products, a manufacturer of cash register paper rolls and other paper products. A Lifetime Distinguished member of the College Associates, Sandt donated the funds to make possible the C. Homer Bast Track at Roanoke, which is named for his former track coach. Sandt, who lives in Lancaster, Pa., has served on numerous boards in his community, including the Lancaster Family YMCA, the Demuth Foundation and the North Museum of Natural History and Science.
CLOSING A KNOWLEDGE GAP
Rule of Law center is established at Roanoke ROANOKE COLLEGE in September announced the establishment of The Center for Teaching the Rule of Law. The Center, located at the College, is an independent, non-profit educational organization. Its mission is to enlighten people about the importance of the rule of law in providing justice, equality, fairness and stability in the world. “The most significant challenge in the world today is educating our youth about the importance of the rule of law in their lives and the need to promote, preserve and protect it,” said G. Michael Pace, Jr., the Center’s founder and CEO and managing partner at Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore, LLP. “Unfortunately, there is less emphasis on teaching history, social studies and civics than ever before. The Center exists to provide the resources to effectively address this critical gap in knowledge.” Roanoke College President Michael Maxey said the College’s commitment “to preparing great citizens and the Center’s commitment to the betterment of our society makes this a perfect partnership. The work of the Center is critically important and we are excited about working together.” The Center will serve as a forum for discussion and debate involving national and international rule of law advocates, scholarly research and writing on related topics, and collaborative initiatives with other organizations and institutions. The Center’s innovative flagship program is the Virginia Law Foundation/Virginia Bar Association Rule of Law Project, which brings lawyers and judges together to teach the rule of law in elementary, middle and high
schools from a national and international perspective. “The Center’s focus is on scholarship, teaching teachers and developing educational materials that give students a personal relationship with the rule of law,” said Timothy Isaacs, the Center’s vice president and director of education. “To do this, the Center has developed an understandable and teachable definition of the rule of law.” Isaacs said civil societies are based on four elements that must exist for democracy to work: 1. Government and its officials are subordinate to and bound by the law. 2. Citizens must be engaged in making the laws that govern them. 3. Laws must be fairly and equally applied to everyone. 4. Citizens agree they will obey the law. “The Center for Teaching the Rule of Law is a big idea, and Roanoke College is all about big ideas,” says Dr. Richard Smith, vice president and dean of the College. “The relationship between us provides an opportunity to bring real-world issues that are relevant to our future as a nation and as citizens of the world to the forefront of discussion.” The College provides office space, technical support, grant writing and grant administration access to student interns and collaborative opportunities with professors and academic departments. “John Adams said in 1784, ‘There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide,’” Pace said. “The purpose of The Center for Teaching the Rule of Law is to prove Mr. Adams wrong.” Roanoke College Magazine
collegenews ROANOKE VALLEY REEF
When art and science collide THE ROANOKE VALLEY REEF, a yearlong project inspired by the nationally celebrated Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef, will be exhibited in Olin Galleries in January 2013. The Roanoke Valley Reef is a satellite reef of the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef, a project of the Institute For Figuring in Los Angeles that has been exhibited in museums and art galleries around the world, including the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. The project is a unique combination of mathematics, the arts, environmental science and other disciplines. Jan Minton, a Roanoke College mathematics professor, visited the Smithsonian exhibit and was inspired to establish what is now Virginia’s only official “satellite reef.” “It had so many things that I was interested in,” she said. “It’s mathematical, it uses the craft of crochets, it’s artistic, and it has the science aspects…One of the great things about the exhibit is that everywhere it goes, people from the community come together to make their own reefs to contribute. I immediately thought, ‘Roanoke College should do this!’” That was more than a year ago. Since then, a number of experienced and novice crocheters from the College and surrounding communities have knitted and/or crocheted colorful sea life such as coral, anemone, starfish and sea urchins for the project.
Talia Logan, director of Olin Gallery; Colleen Smith, a project participant and wife of Dr. Richard Smith, vice president and dean of the College; Jan Minton, Mathematics teaching associate; and Dr. Jack Steehler, director of institutional research, get an upclose view of the Roanoke Valley Reef, a satellite reef of the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef, during Family Weekend 2012.
“I can’t think of anything else quite like it, and Roanoke College is making it happen,” Minton said of the project. In January 2013, the reef pieces will be assembled and exhibited in Roanoke College’s Olin Galleries. Two reefs will be assembled — one a multicolored coral reef, containing pieces of all color and sizes, and another reef consisting of corals created with white and cream-colored yarns and materials
to symbolize the problem of coral bleaching, which can occur when corals are stressed by changes in temperature, light or nutrients. An opening reception is scheduled for Jan. 25 in Olin Gallery, with a lecture by American artist and Fulbright Fellow Craig Voligny. Voligny received a Fulbright Fellowship in 2010 to work on a painting/installation exhibition sourced from the ecological situation of the Kenting Reef in Taiwan.
Roanoke Fund participation increases Spence spends time working with the Roanoke Fund phonathon, during ALUMNI ARE GIVING BACK — and enthusiastically! which current students telephone alumni, parents and friends of the College At the end of the 2011-12 fiscal year, alumni participation jumped by 6 to ask for their financial support. Spence said she plans to give back to the Colpercent, with most gifts directed toward the Roanoke Fund. lege once she graduates. And as a recipient Gifts received through this annual fundof Roanoke Fund grants and scholarships, raising initiative strengthen academic proshe said she knows the importance of alumni grams and enhance student life by providing support. resources for the College’s most critical needs Roanoke’s growing recognition has – from the maintenance of the campus inprompted alumni to donate like never before, frastructure to scholarships for students and Rawlings said. New initiatives such as the student research projects. Young Associates program, developed to “The Roanoke Fund allows things to hapgenerate giving among graduates of the last pen at Roanoke that otherwise would not,” decade, and the Maroon Club, an annual said Laura Rawlings, director of the Roanoke membership program for fans of intercolleFund. Rawlings said she was excited about giate, intramural and club sports, are prothe fund’s growth in 2012. viding alumni with new ways to direct their Kacy Spence ’14, a history major in her giving. first year at Roanoke after transferring from “The Roanoke Fund is going to become community college, is an example of how Kacy Spence ’14, with her daughters Elizabeth, left, and Emma, right. increasingly vital in the coming years,” said the Roanoke Fund greatly benefits students. Rawlings. “The increase in gifts last year clearly demonstrates that our alumni As a single mother of two daughters, Spence’s ability to pay tuition is limited. “I received a lot of grants and scholarships that came from the Roanoke care about Roanoke and want to make sure that students like Kacy have the Fund,” Spence said. “It’s given me the chance to have the education I always assistance they need to fulfill their dreams.” — Megan Semmelman ’11 dreamed of having. It’s a privilege to be a part of this institution.” For more information about the Roanoke Fund, visit http://tinyurl.com/bqezcaz
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BEHIND THE BOOK Hong Konged: One Modern American Family’s (Mis)adventures in the Gateway to China By Dr. Paul Hanstedt From the publisher: In this alternately hilarious and heartrending memoir, acclaimed writer and editor Paul Hanstedt recounts the true story of his family’s recent sojourn to Hong Kong. Hanstedt and his wife and three children — aged 9, 6, and 3 — lived in Hong Kong for a year, a year beset by culture clash, vicious bullies, hospital visits, M&Ms, and the worst traffic jam you’ve ever seen. Through the eyes of the earnest if sometimes clueless Hanstedt family, you’ll discover a world you’ve never known before. But in the end, “Hong Konged” is about place and family and what it is that makes us human — no matter who we are or where we live. From Dr. Paul Hanstedt, professor of English: “The day after we arrived in Hong Kong for my
year-long Fulbright, we learned that my wife’s father had died. She flew back, and I was left in a foreign country, in suffocating heat, with three kids under the age of 10. Every night after the kids went to bed, I would pour myself a glass of wine, sit at the computer, and write and write and write. “Hong Konged” is the result. Part travel adventure, part family memoir, it explores what it’s like to throw yourself into a new culture when you’re packing three kids: Will they eat the chicken feet they’re served for dinner? Will they learn to do a lion dance? How will they respond to five days on a junk [boat] off the coast of Vietnam? What will you do if someone gets sick? In the end, this book is about many things: what it’s like to live abroad, what it’s like to discover
something new every day, what it’s like to see your children grow into a new surrounding, what it means to be a family.”
Civil War Talks: Further Reminiscences of George S. Bernard & His Fellow Veterans Edited by Hampton Newsome, John Horn and Dr. John G. Selby From the publisher: George S. Bernard was a Petersburg lawyer and member of the 12th Virginia Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. Over the course of his life, Bernard wrote extensively about his wartime experiences and collected accounts from other veterans. In 1892, he published “War Talks of Confederate Veterans,” a collection of firsthand accounts focusing on the battles and campaigns of the 12th Virginia that is widely read to this day. Bernard prepared a second volume but was never able to publish it. After his death in 1912, his papers became scattered or simply lost. But a series of finds, culminating with the discovery of a cache of papers in Roanoke in 2004, have made it possible to reconstruct a complete manuscript of the unpublished second volume. The resulting book, “Civil War Talks,” contains speeches, letters, Bernard’s wartime diary, and other firsthand accounts of the war not only by veterans of the Confederacy, such as General William Mahone, but by Union veterans as well. Their personal stories cover the major military campaigns in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania — Seven Pines, Malvern Hill, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Petersburg and Appomattox. For 8
the general reader, this volume offers evocative testimonies focusing on the experiences of individual soldiers. For scholars, it provides convenient access to many accounts that, until now, have not been widely available or have been simply unknown. From Dr. John Selby, John R. Turbyfill Professor of History: “This book grew out of a discovery that could have been torn out of an episode of ‘Pickers.’ A dealer in rare papers bought a box full of old stories at a yard sale, then he sold them to another dealer who lives in Botetourt County. This dealer showed them to the Historical Society of Western Virginia, which offered to buy them, if I would help edit them. I agreed to do so, and the result is a new book of recollections of the Civil War by over 40 veterans of the conflict. Though I am one of the co-editors of this book, the real work of writing and collecting these stories begins with George S. Bernard, lawyer, Confederate veteran and amateur historian. Bernard edited a book of reminiscences of Confederate veterans in the 1890s, and the book was such a success, he collected enough stories to make a second volume. But funding fell through for the second book, and the typed and
handwritten memories lay in his files for years. When the Historical Society got possession of these papers the plan was to publish them — until it was learned that Hampton Newsome and John Horn already had a book based on Bernard’s wartime diary in draft form. Reaching out to these editors, the collective decision was to combine the diary with the reminiscences of veterans, thus bringing two Bernard projects into one manuscript. For anyone who enjoys reading about the Civil War from those who lived it, this book is a good place to start.” Roanoke College Magazine
Golf by the Numbers By Dr. Roland B. Minton From the publisher: How do the world’s greatest golfers improve their game? Practice, sure, but Roland Minton says mathematics and statistics are also key to their success. “Golf by the Numbers” analyzes the mathematical strategies behind the sport, giving fans a behind-thescenes look at how numbers drive the game. Computers, GPS trackers, swing simulators and high-speed cameras have introduced new and exciting ways of seeing and understanding the complicated and endlessly fascinating game of golf. Players like Phil Mickelson are so good because they review the results of every swing they take. Minton’s comprehensive analysis of statistics taken from the PGA Tour’s ShotLink system walks readers through the mountains of data that pros use to inform and refine their play. The result is an insider’s perspective of how the world’s greatest golfers apply mathematics to the sport. Minton discusses randomness in golf (especially how much luck is involved in putting) as well as aggressive and cautious strategies both on and off the greens, and he explains, by the numbers, just how Tiger
Woods was so dominant from 2004 to 2009. Here is a book that tells some truly engaging stories of modern golf, featuring famous players and memorable tournaments, all through the lens of elementary probability theory. Minton’s informal style and clear and direct explanations make even the most detailed discussions accessible to all curious-minded golfers. His mathematical morsels are not only enjoyable to read — they may even help you improve your game. From Dr. Roland Minton, Capp-Whitehead Professor of Mathematics: “This book combines two of my passions, mathematics and golf. I have played golf since I was 10, and have persistently slipped golf-related problems into my mathematics courses and calculus books. The time required to do the research for the book came from a sabbatical, for which I thank Roanoke College. My greatest pleasure working on the book was a round at Oakhurst Links, the first golf course in the United States, where the game is played with authentic 1880s equipment. My biggest surprise was the level of cooperation of the PGA Tour. They gave me access to
the ShotLink data set, which for a golf fan is the ultimate toy store. ShotLink records information, including ball location to the inch, on essentially every shot taken on the PGA Tour. A little over half the book consists of some of the interesting statistical relationships I found while data mining ShotLink. My fantasy was that I was channeling Bill James. While that truly is a fantasy, it is great fun doing research that brings Moneyballlike principles to golf, and may lead to a greater understanding of the professional game.”
Beachhead Normandy: An LCT’s Odyssey By Dr. Thomas Carter From the publisher: World War II naval history has been discussed and examined from almost every possible angle. One story that has never been told in detail, however, is that of the U.S. Navy’s vessel designated the Landing Craft, Tank (LCT). Even though they are known for ferrying troops and supplies to the beaches of Normandy, LCTs were more than mere transports. In fact, the little craft had permanently assigned crews and participated in nearly all forms of naval warfare. “Beachhead Normandy” combines the history of LCT operations with a detailed look at a specific ship, the LCT 614, which landed at Omaha Beach under heavy fire. Tom Carter has gathered material from the U.S. Navy’s archives, the National Archives, and personal stories from several members of the 614’s crew, including the ship’s skipper and second officer, to give readers a clear picture of the LCT’s role in one of World War II’s pivotal moments. He also analyzes the role of LCTs in the Pacific theater, including the 614’s participation in the occupation of China while supporting the Marines’ famed First Division. Drawing on both Roanoke College Magazine
technical analyses and personal accounts by the actual participants, including the author’s father, “Beachhead Normandy” is a rich and varied history of the key services these ships performed during and after World War II. From Dr. Thomas Carter, associate professor of English: “The book really got its start almost 20 years ago. My two brothers and I were planning a trip to Normandy for the 50th anniversary of the D-Day landings to honor our Dad (who died in 1984). He was a gunner on a Landing Craft, Tank (LCT) that came ashore in the middle of Omaha Beach in the first hour of the landings. As we prepared, though, we began to realize how little we knew about what Dad’s ship really did. Published histories were no good – they offered plenty of pictures of LCTs, but no real information about the craft themselves. So I began the task of gathering information from government archives, and I was also fortunate enough to find several of Dad’s former shipmates. What emerged was not the story of one ship in one battle, but the story of how a ship and a crew come together to live, play, work and fight their
way through World War II. It’s also a story that touches on many of the background elements of the war’s history: the slap-dash training, latewar convoys, the months-long supply effort on the beaches after D-Day, and finally ending in the Pacific supporting the Marine’s occupation of Japanese-held China. The project may have started as a “what my daddy did in the war” account, but the book ended up being a representative history of the Navy’s unsung LCTs.” 9
INCOMING FRESHMAN CLASS STATS:
Percentage in top half of graduating class — highest since 2007-08
3.439 Average high school GPA — highest since 2007-08
Honors Program students — highest number since 2007-08
Above and at left, incoming freshmen participate in hands-on community service during the annual “R House” build for Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley.
Scholars Competition Participants — highest number since 2007-08
Brandon Williams ’13, below, gingerly steps over boxes in the new residence hall.
President Michael Maxey, Dr. Richard Smith, vice president and dean of the College, and Dr. David Taylor, assistant professor of mathematics, in the 2012 Convocation processional. To read Dr. David Taylor’s full speech, visit http://tinyurl.com/b9k2mdw.
collegenews At right, a little refreshment at Mill Mountain Coffee and Tea during “R Town” in downtown Salem.
Rooney does his part at Orientation.
The Induction Ceremony, at left, during which incoming freshmen sign their names in a book to mark their initiation into the College community.
A mother signs a farewell “I love you” during Move-In Weekend.
Maroons partake in some good food at a Roanoke City Market restaurant during “R Valley,” which offered a chance for students to explore downtown Roanoke. To see more of “R Valley,” watch a video at http://tinyurl.com/c2enf2h.
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O LYM P I C What defines a champion? A splitsecond tap on the swimming pool wall? A victorious lean into the tape? Or is it overcoming odds to pursue a lifelong quest? Or how well one rises after the fall? Dick Emberger ’60, Shelley Olds ’03, and Peter Tainer ’16 are three Maroons who embody “champion.” Their stories are as differentas day and night, sun and moon. But woven throughout is a common thread: an Olympic dream.
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he 2012 Olympic Women’s Road Race on July 29 gave spectators the kind of edge-of-your-seat drama that live athletic competition so often provides — an 87-mile chase through the streets of London, full of sprints and spills and blistering paces. And Shelley Olds ’03. She was 22.3 miles from the finish, in the “breakaway,” as they refer to the small group of riders who have opened a gap ahead of the main group. She was pedaling furiously in the driving rain with three others — Marianne Vos from the Netherlands, Lizzie Armitstead, of Great Britain and Olga Zabelinskaya, of Russia.
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Within hours, headlines shouted from the Web: “Flat tire halts American cyclist Shelley Olds’ medal dreams”, “Shelley Olds rues bad luck that saw her flat out of winning break at 2012 London Olympics road race.” Olds sank into the heartbreak of what seemed unfair defeat, the unbelievably harsh fickleness of fate. Later, she poured her emotions into a blog post on her website, shelleyoldsusa.com, giving readers a moving blow-by-blow account of race day. Olds, who says her Olympic quest would have been impossible without the support of family, friends and fans, gave Roanoke magazine permission to reprint the blog post. An excerpt begins on page 14. Since the Olympics, Olds has competed in three World Cup events and in the World Championships in September in the Netherlands. Currently 5th in the overall World Cup rankings — the highest-ranked races of the year — Olds has her sights set on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. “It will be a different course in Rio, better suited for those who excel in climbing,” says Olds, who lives and trains in Girona, Spain as a member of the AA Drink-Leontien.nl Cycling Team. “Over the next four years, I will focus my efforts on becoming the best climber I can be and preparing for the 2016 Olympics.” Olds, a former women’s soccer team captain at Roanoke, says the life lessons she acquired at Roanoke continue to gird her quest.
Shelley Olds, far left, with her U.S. Women’s Road Cycling Team members before the Olympic road race on July 29 in London. Teammates (not in order of appearance here) were Evelyn Stevens, Kristin Armstrong (2008 Olympic gold medalist), and Amber Neben.
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Shelley Olds during the 2012 Olympics Women’s Road Race.
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“At Roanoke, I learned a lot about discipline and sacrifice. I learned how to be a part of a team, how to manage my time, how to handle adversity, and how to succeed as a student athlete. I learned that all of my choices had consequences, and that even though I was in control of my decisions, those decisions would always somehow impact the people I care about. I learned how to balance sports, work, and school. I learned how to respect differences in culture, background and ability.” “I believe I was prepared to become a professional athlete and Olympian by many of the experiences I had at Roanoke College.” Olds praises Philip Benne, women’s soccer coach, who she says helped her to maintain structure at a time of enormous change her in life. “It was a new world for me in college, far away from home,” Olds greets Roanoke College President Michael Maxey at the 2012 Associates Evening, “Roanoke College Olympians: Past, Present, and Future.” Olds, Dick Emberger and Peter Tainer were featured speakers.
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The Olympic Road Race It has been 2 weeks now since I raced in the Cycling Road Race in the Olympic Games and it turned out to be everything I imagined it would be. Being an athlete participating in the Games is truly the experience of a lifetime. Looking back on my race, I can be very satisfied that I went to the Olympic Games 100 percent prepared to race and perform at the best of my ability. I feel that I was ready for the challenge physically and mentally and that I was truly able to live in the moment during my time in London. Unfortunately, destiny played its hand and a stroke of bad luck robbed me of a very good chance at a medal. The day started with sunshine, but just before the race, the rain started coming down. I took the start line with the 65 other riders from over 20 different countries as we heard the thunder in the distance and the rain was starting to get worse. The whistle blew and the tension was already extremely high. For the first 50 km of the race, crowds
lined the sides of the roads as we rode out of London city center. The cheering was incredible. I couldn’t hear anything but the sounds of the crowds yelling and clapping, and it was like nothing I had ever experienced before. It was amazing to have so many people supporting us for so much of our race, especially when ours is a sport that often has so few spectators. I tried my best to appreciate the cheers and soak it all in, but the noise made it difficult to focus and find my rhythm. And the rain just kept getting harder. The roads became more and more slippery and with little visibility for us all, the peloton was a dangerous place to be. I was waiting for the race to really get going so it would be safer. It took a lot of focus to tune out the noise and the conditions. But once I did, I was locked in “the zone.” …. I was 3rd wheel behind the Germans and when the Dutch team attacked, I was able to just follow as the German girls closed the gap. Then came some more attacks by the British team and go-
ing over the top was a very aggressive attack by Marianne Vos again. This time I was on her wheel from the moment she attacked and I knew this would be the decisive move. As we crested the top of a short but very steep little climb, I looked back only to find Lizzie Armistead, a British rider, with us. We started to ride immediately, with Vos doing most of the initial work to establish the breakaway. After a few minutes we had one more rider with us, the Russian, Olga Zabelinskya. The rain started to come down even harder as our gap began to increase. We started to ride together and the gap was holding at 20 seconds. I was sure this was the move that would make it to the finish line together and that I would have an excellent chance at a medal. All of the pain started to go away as I realized how close I was to my dream of medaling at the Olympic Games. I started to find my rhythm and changed my focus to how I could win in the sprint. However,
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“[Coach Benne] believed in me, and he allowed me to take the risks and make the mistakes that eventually led to me becoming an Olympian.” — Shelley Olds
Olds says. “But I quickly settled into the soccer life at Roanoke. The team became my family. If ever I struggled or fell, Phil was there to pick me back up and keep me on track. He reminded me that I was capable of doing anything I put my mind to.” Benne “believed in me, and he allowed me to take the risks and make the mistakes that eventually led to me becoming an Olympian. There are some people in this life who really make an impact on us, and Phil is one of those people for me.”
all of that focus and excitement shifted again when I felt my front wheel start to go soft. I looked down in front of my bike and saw the flat tire and my heart sank. I only had one option and that was to stop and wait for the motorbike behind me to give me a new wheel. The change came but it was like everything was in slow motion. The rain was pouring down now and I knew there was only 30 seconds or less between the break and the chasing peloton. I knew the change had to be fast if I was even going to get back into the field. But it wasn’t. The
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Olds with Philip Benne, Roanoke College women’s soccer coach.
change was probably the slowest change I have ever had. It took almost a minute for the support to give me a new wheel. After the group passed I finally got a push back onto the road and began chasing the back of the peloton. My team dropped back to help me re-connect with the bunch and I was there again, but devastated. …I tried desperately to keep fighting and stay near the front, in case the break came back or just to contest the sprint for 4th place. But I was dying inside, both mentally and physically. I could not believe what happened. I kept position until the end near the front, but having worked in the break and then chasing to catch back onto the group, I had already burned too many matches. I began my sprint alone, on the opposite side of the road from the sprinters, and finished behind them all in 7th. When the race finished, I sat down in the rain on the side of the road. My teammate, Evelyn Stevens, came and gave me a hug and I hung my head on her shoulder and cried. Together we sat in the rain in our dirty, wet cycling clothes as I continued
to cry. It was so hard to pass all the media who were crowded around the medalists. I wiped the tears from my eyes and held my head high, congratulated the winners, and walked on. At the end of the line, a reporter from Cycling News who I know and respect stopped me and asked for some words. With tears in my eyes, I gave her my story. I have spent the last 2 weeks wondering why this happened and trying to come to terms with how close I was to success, but there is no changing what happened and I have to move on. I gave it everything I had, I executed my plan, and I came prepared to compete with the best. What happened to me was completely out of my control. This is the nature of our sport. Watching all of the Olympic sports on television now in my home in Spain, I am reminded of how bittersweet sport can be…Opportunities don’t come often, so you need to take advantage of every chance that you get, because it may be a long time before all the pieces fall into place again. Thanks for reading. — Shelley
The Legend Dick Emberger ’60 By Jenny Kincaid Boone ’01
un through the tape. Roanoke College Coach C. Homer Bast delivered that mantra to his track athletes regularly. Dick Emberger ’60 could hear it when he beat his opponent by less than a second in the U.S. Olympic Trials in Los Angeles in 1964. The two were almost neck and neck nearing the finish line of the 1,500-meter race. Emberger broke the tape first. “If you’ve got anything left, you do it now,” Emberger says he remembers thinking as he recalled his former coach’s words. “You run as hard as you can to get to the finish line.” Emberger went on to finish 10th in the decathlon in the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, making history as the first Roanoke College athlete to compete in the Olympic Games.
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Emberger’s track talent was shaped at the College, where the storied Bast foreshadowed the New Jersey native’s potential. Emberger did not come to Roanoke a star track athlete, but by his senior year, his track success was legendary, according to “The Bast Boys,” a book that details Bast’s coaching career and his athletes. Emberger’s success was a result of Bast’s instruction. “He had time for everybody, it wasn’t just the star athletes,” Emberger said. “He worked with guys who were average.” The decathlon was not an event during Emberger’s Roanoke track days, but Bast said he believed that Emberger one day could do well in the event, perhaps at a higher level. “Just by looking at him, you could see that he had it all,” said Bast, who now is 98 and lives in Salem. Emberger — who is featured in “The Bast Boys,” written by Larry Arrington ’63, former Roanoke track athlete, head coach of Cross Country and Track, and Dean of Men — com-
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peted and often scored points in at least five events per track meet for the College. Bast put the College’s track athletes in as many events as possible. “Being a small school, they needed you to do a lot of events,” Emberger said. “After you did your workout, [Bast] would say, ‘Why don’t you come over here and try hurdles?’ Most guys would do anything for him.” The track team raced on a cinder track and pole vaulted using a Swedish steel pole and an aluminum version. Neither bent, Emberger said. High jump and pole vault pits consisted of piles of sawdust. Emberger set Virginia state records in the high jump and high hurdles for both indoor and outdoor track. He also shined as a swimmer at Roanoke, holding the College’s diving record. He got plenty of diving practice, because he lived in an old storage room in the basement of the College’s Alumni Gym, which was near the pool.
Emberger’s track success at Roanoke was legendary.
“If you’ve got anything left, you do it now. You run as hard as you can to get to the finish line.” — Dick Emberger, recalling words from coach C. Homer Bast
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Emberger at practice on the Roanoke College campus.
With C. Homer Bast at Homer Bast Appreciation Day in 2008.
That living arrangement was free for Emberger as part of a scholarship that required him to maintain the gymnasium and assist visiting teams when they competed at Roanoke. The room was large enough for two beds, two desks and a roommate. “I locked the door at Competing in 6 p.m.” each day, Emberger said, explaining the Olympics that along with time to was his dream, study, he needed extra and Emberger rest to keep up his rigwrote Bast a orous athletic schedule. letter to share He studied psychology the news that and education and earned 11 varsity letters he had made at Roanoke. Team USA. With encouragement from Bast, Emberger joined the U.S. Marine Corps after graduating from Roanoke. A captain, he fought in the Vietnam War. But his track career didn’t stop there. Emberger competed in his first decathlon at the Mt. SAC Relays at Mt. San Antonio College in California. His decathlon skills improved as he competed in various invitational track meets while he was stationed at Camp Pendleton in California. The 1,500-meter race was his best event. Competing in the Olympics was his dream, and Emberger wrote Bast a letter to share the news that he had made Team USA. “I thought it was the grandest thing in the world,” Bast said of Emberger’s Olympic debut. Emberger scored 7,292 points and won the 1,500 meters in 4 minutes, 19.3 seconds at the Tokyo Olympics. But he said it
was not his best decathlon performance. It was rainy and cloudy on both race days. Even so, the Olympics was “the opportunity to pit yourself against the best athletes in the world,” he said. “Sometimes you do well. Sometimes you don’t.” Emberger tried for a second shot at the Olympics in 1968, but didn’t advance beyond the decathlon trials. In 1971, he was inducted into Roanoke’s Hall of Fame. Nowadays, Emberger, who is 74, enjoys a slower sport — golf. He taught high school English and physical education for 30 years in California, while also coaching high school track, swimming and water polo for a few years. Now, he swims for exercise and works at a local golf course. He is retired, but works occasionally as a substitute teacher, because “I enjoy the kids,” he said. Emberger is married to Rosemary Lotuso Emberger ’63, whom he met at Roanoke, and the couple, who live in Escondido, Calif., have two children and five grandchildren. Emberger has visited Roanoke’s campus four or five times since he graduated. When he’s here, he heads to what is now the C. Homer Bast Track to watch the College’s track athletes compete. And though he lives across the country, Emberger still keeps in touch with Bast, who was a professor, coach and administrator at Roanoke for 33 years. Bast received an honorary degree from Roanoke in 1979. “He was always there pushing you,” Emberger said, describing how Bast motivated the team to run hard up and down the hilly Hawthorn Road. “If you can’t walk, crawl,” Bast would tell the runners. “It was that attitude, ‘never give up,’” Emberger said.
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The Inspiration Peter Tainer ’16 By Jenny Kincaid Boone ’01
minutes, 12 seconds. That was the time Peter Tainer ’16 clocked in his first mile as a 6-year-old first-grader. And he’ll never forget it. He was the last student to finish four laps on the track. His classmates cheered for him. Some circled back to run with him. Tainer was frustrated. “I want my left foot amputated,” he told his mother after school that day. That may sound like a drastic request after a one-time slow running performance. Not for Tainer, an 18-year-old Roanoke College freshman whose success as a runner with two amputations is growing. Tainer — who Tom and Meg Tainer of Botetourt County, Va. adopted in South Korea as an
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infant — was born with severely deformed feet. He had three toes on one foot and two toes on the other. When he was 17 months old, doctors removed his right foot at the ankle joint. Amputating his left foot would give Tainer the freedom to move faster and symmetrically. And it did. Tainer was an active, rambunctious child. He tried to release his energy by joining a youth soccer team. But kicking the ball was a challenge. “My leg always came off,” Tainer said, laughing. As a teenager, Tainer attended an event sponsored by Virginia Prosthetics, a Roanoke-based company that fits Tainer with prosthetics. There, he met Brian Frasure, a Paralympian sprinter. Frasure told Tainer that he reminded him of Oscar Pistorius, a double amputee from South Africa and one of the fastest para-athlete runners in the world. Pistorius competed against able-bodied runners in the 400-meter race in the 2012 Summer Olympics. Fascinated, Tainer — then 14 years old — began following Pistorius, who has the same amputations as Tainer. Inspired, Tainer entered an all-comers track meet that summer at Roanoke College, where he ran the 100-meter dash. He finished last.
“It wasn’t until I met [Peter Tainer] and his family after school one day that I understood that he and his desire to compete were for real.” — Peter Walton
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But that didn’t deter him. Tainer emailed Peter Walton, the cross country and track coach at Lord Botetourt High School, asking to join the school’s track team. “At first I thought it was a joke, since I never knew we had a double amputee at our school,” Walton said. “Pete always wore jeans, and his flawless gait when he walked around the hallways hid the fact that he was walking on prosthetic legs. It wasn’t until I met him and his family after school one day that I understood that he and his desire to compete were for real.” That winter, Tainer started running indoor track. He also received his first pair of Cheetah blades, high-performance carbon fiber feet designed for sprinting. Running with his new Cheetahs was a test in control. Tainer had trouble stopping at the finish line. Walton often stood at the race finish line to catch Tainer. The two would collide and spin around, as if they were dancing, said Tainer, describing the image to some Roanoke students who gathered on campus Oct. 26 to hear his story. Also, “the concern was him taking turns [on the track] because he didn’t have any stability turning,” Walton said. “I had to get coaches to get on the [track’s] corners in case he fell off the track.”
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Tainer delivers his speech at the 2012 Associates Evening.
In class at Roanoke. Tainer is studying education and mathematics.
The same willpower that helped Tainer adjust to his Cheetahs pushed him to keep getting faster. As a high school junior, he won his first track race. Tainer remembers the victory vividly. He was behind a pack of runners during the first lap of the 800- meter race. On the second lap, “something hit me,” he recalled. He took off, passing everyone. Since then, Tainer has racked up considerable track success in Paralympic races throughout the country. Tainer and Walton even visited the national Paralympic training center in Chula Vista, Calif., one summer. Walton tried to learn as much as he could about how to train Peter, though it is similar to coaching able-bodied athletes, he said. One difference is that injuries often are not the same. For example, Tainer is prone to back and hip troubles. His running strength comes from his core midsection muscles. Tainer keeps climbing the para-athlete ladder. This past summer, he suited up for the U.S. Paralympic trials, with hopes of qualifying for the U.S. team and the Paralympic Games in London. Tainer placed seventh in the 400 meters, and he also entered the 200- and 100-meter races. But he didn’t qualify for the Games. “I wasn’t upset at all,” Tainer said. “I was extremely proud of myself.” Now he is more motivated than ever. His new focus is advancing to the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. That training will happen while Tainer is a student at
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Roanoke, where he is studying math and education. Bridget Tainer-Parkins ’06, Tainer’s sister, was a standout cross country and track runner for the Maroons. Tainer grew up cheering her on in races. Ultimately, he said she shaped his desire to come to Roanoke. Now that indoor track season is in full swing at Roanoke, Carl Blickle, assistant track coach, is working with Tainer to increase his speed. If Tainer, one of 15 to 20 freshmen on the team, can carve a few seconds off his 400-meter time, he can be competitive at Roanoke, Blickle said. Tainer’s best 400 times are between 58 and 59 seconds. Longer Cheetah blades that match Watch video interviews with Tainer’s height are a key to helping Shelley Olds and Dick Emberger him run faster, and he expects to reat http://tinyurl.com/afyr3ot. ceive his new blades soon. “He is the highest-level athlete on the team,” Blickle said of Tainer’s Paralympic experiences. Tainer will train primarily for the 400-meter race, because it is the longest track distance at the Paralympic Games. Ultimately, he wants to encourage people with disabilities. He said he’d like to start a non-profit organization to help people with disabilities discover their athletic potential. “A lot of other disabled people I know, they just give up,” Tainer said. “Part of my mission statement is to reach out to these people. There’s nothing stopping you. You can achieve anything you want.” RC
PROFOUND IMPACT WITH THE STRUGGLING ECONOMY AND RISING COST OF HIGHER EDUCATION, SCHOLARSHIPS OFTEN ARE THE TIPPING POINT IN MAKING EDUCATION POSSIBLE FOR STUDENTS.
Crigler Price never had the chance to go to college. As a 12-year-old when the Great Depression began, Crigler was expected to help with chores on the family farm, leaving very little time to study. Though he attended business school in Richmond before World War II broke out, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served the majority of the war in the Aleutian Islands off the Alaskan Coast. By the time Crigler and his wife, Myra, married in 1951, he had established his career as a home contractor and a junior partner in a wood preserving plant in Madison, Va. Even so, an appreciation for higher education was a value Crigler shared with Myra, who graduated from Milligan College in Tennessee. The couple worked hard and saved diligently to make
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“THESE SCHOLARSHIPS REALLY DO MAKE THE DIFFERENCE OF WHETHER STUDENTS CAN ATTEND THEIR DREAM SCHOOL OR NOT – THAT’S WHAT IT BOILS DOWN TO.” — Brenda Poggendorf ’81, vice president of enrollment and dean of admissions and financial aid at Roanoke
sure that their sons, J. Christopher Price ’75, and R. Keith Price ’77, could attend Roanoke College. “I don’t remember discussing with my parents a college education at all — it was clearly assumed,” says the Rev. J. Christopher Price, pastor of Epiphany Lutheran Church in Richmond, Va., and a member of the Roanoke College Board of Trustees. “Both came to appreciate the broad liberal arts education my brother and I received at Roanoke. I think my family grew to love the close, engaged community The Rev. J. Christopher Price ’75, that Roanoke College provided, in whose parents established an addition to its fine education.” endowed scholarship to provide Several years before Myra Price’s tuition support for students. death in 2010, she and her husband established the J. Crigler and Myra Price Endowed Scholarship at Roanoke College to provide tuition support to students. The gift, which was matched by the Mulheren Scholarship Challenge, gives first preference to Lutheran students — particularly those from the couple’s Hebron Lutheran Church in Madison, Va. or Epiphany Lutheran Church in Richmond, where Christopher Price is pastor. “My dad was always wise in his investments and certainly very generous with them,” says Price, who also has contributed to his parents’ fund. “It was very moving for me that a fellow who didn’t have the opportunity to go to college himself wanted to see that so many others — not just his children — would be able to get a college education.”
BRIDGING THE GAP cholarships at Roanoke College have always been important, but as the national cost of higher education and related services have skyrocketed over the past three decades — combined with the day-to-day economic struggles many families have faced in recent years — this kind of support has become even more crucial for students. More than 85 percent of Roanoke students receive Roanoke College scholarships and grants, and a full 30 percent are qualified for and selected to receive endowed scholarships such as the one established by the J. Crigler and Myra Price. These resources often are the tipping point in making a Roanoke education possible. “These scholarships really do make the difference of whether students can attend their dream school or not — that’s what it boils down to,” says Brenda Poggendorf ’81, vice president of enrollment and dean of admissions and financial aid. “We as alumni have to help. And there’s no amount that’s too small. Any amount can help a student.” The Roanoke College Admissions Office strives to shape a student body of geographic, ethnic and socioeconomic diversity — along with a wide range of academic interests, leadership skills and talents — who can make positive contributions to the institution, Poggendorf says. Having scholarship money available helps the College achieve those goals by attracting students who are the best fit for the institution. “We don’t ever want finances to stand in the way of a young person being able to attend Roanoke,” says President Michael Maxey. “Scholarships are the gateway to allow students who really want to be at Roanoke to attend here and thrive here. It removes a barrier that might keep them from attending otherwise.” Jackson Collier ’16, from Richmond and the recipient of the Price scholarship, understands the difference scholarships can make. Collier’s family has been connected with Roanoke College for several generations. His great-grandfather Dr. Newton Beeton ’33 and great-uncle Harvey Beeton ’52, attended Roanoke, as did his grandfather, John W. Jackson ’69, and his mother, Dagny Jackson Collier ’93. He’s appreciative that people he never even met would give so generously to support his education. “These scholarships are from people who went here or really love this school and want to keep it strong. [They] ensure that other young people would have the chance to come
Albert and Carol Prillaman, 1968 graduates of Roanoke, established an endowment in honor of Albert’s high school basketball coach Richard “Dick” Leftwich ’62.
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“ROANOKE COLLEGE GAVE A LOT TO US, AND WE’RE JUST TRYING TO GIVE SOMETHING BACK. WE HOPE IT WILL RELIEVE SOME OF THE FINANCIAL STRESS OF GOING TO COLLEGE.” — Albert Prillaman ’68
here and experience what they experienced,” says Collier, a history major with a concentration in legal studies. “Their support really takes the weight off my shoulders.”
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Jennifer Quigg ’13, a senior biology major from Martinsville, has received numerous scholarships, including the Gring Endowed Scholarship. As she applied to colleges during her senior year of high school, Quigg knew that scholarship money would be necessary to attend Roanoke — her first choice. She applied for almost 40 scholarships and received more than 10 from various sources. “Applying for scholarships was a big-time thing for me because I knew getting them would be the only way I could come to Roanoke,” says Quigg, who plans to pursue a career in forensics science. “The scholarships I received have paid for almost my entire education.” For Sam Smith ’14, who’s double-majoring in business administration and literary studies, Roanoke offers the ideal learning environment with small class sizes and personal attention from the faculty. “I have a lot of gratitude for the support I have received and I know that a lot of alumni probably contribute because they had scholarships when they were students and attribute much of their success to the education they got at Roanoke,” says Smith, a Martinsville native who receives the Maxey Endowed Scholarship. “It makes me think about the previous generations here at Roanoke, and I’m thankful for their generosity.”
any of Roanoke’s scholarship donors are alumni who benefitted from scholarships when they were students. They give as an expression of gratitude and a desire to continue the mission of Roanoke’s liberal arts education. Albert and Carol Prillaman ’68, ’68, both natives of Bassett, Va., would not have had the financial means to attend college without the assistance of scholarships. A basketball player at Bassett High School, Albert was encouraged by his coach Richard “Dick” Leftwich ’62, to consider Roanoke. Leftwich was instrumental in helping Prillaman secure a basketball scholarship to the College. Carol Prillaman, who attended Mary Baldwin College for a year, transferred to Roanoke on an academic scholarship. In addition to establishing the Albert and Carol Prillaman Endowment in honor of Coach Leftwich to provide funds for Roanoke’s basketball program, the couple — with their children, Leanne P. Harrison ’88, and Glenn Prillaman ’93 — established the Michael C. Maxey Endowed Scholarship and the Gring Endowed Scholarship. These scholarships, benefitting students from southern Virginia, signify their respect and affection for President Maxey and former President David Gring. “Roanoke College gave a lot to us, and we’re just trying to give something back,” says Albert Prillaman, a former member of Roanoke’s Board of Trustees who was an executive at Stanley Furniture Co. for 40 years. “We hope it will relieve some of the financial stress of going to college.” “For us, Roanoke College has meant that — Chelsea Sprouse ’13 we could get a strong education, and I’m strongly in favor of a liberal arts education,” adds Carol Prillaman, who taught Spanish at Bassett High School and had President Maxey as a high school student. “I really enjoyed Roanoke College and think I got a good education there.”
“WITHOUT THE COBBS SCHOLARSHIP, I WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO EXPERIENCE ANYTHING LIKE I DID DURING MAY TERM IN ARGENTINA. FOR THIS, I AM TRULY GRATEFUL.”
Chelsea Sprouse ’13, whose three-week May term in Argentina this year was partially funded by a Helen C. Cobbs Scholarship.
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“QUITE FRANKLY, I PROBABLY WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GO ON THE TRIP WITHOUT THE COBBS SCHOLARSHIP. IT WAS EYE-OPENING FOR ME TO GO TO EUROPE AND TO EXPERIENCE THE CULTURE.” — Christopher Beckman ’14
INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES oanoke College strives to cultivate global awareness among students and to facilitate opportunities for cross-cultural understanding. The Helen C. Cobbs International Intensive Learning Scholarship allows students to take advantage of study abroad opportunities during the three-week May term. The scholarship is named for the late Helen Cobbs, a lifelong Roanoke resident and longtime secretary for the dean of women and president of Hollins College (now Hollins University), who left a bequest to Roanoke through her will. The endowment is a fitting memorial for a woman who loved traveling and enjoyed young people. “We thought that Helen would be thrilled for her financial gift to help a student study abroad,” says Cobbs’ cousin, Kathy Tucker ’72, who serves on the advisory committee for the Helen C. Cobbs Foundation. “She enjoyed meeting people from all walks of life, and she liked to travel. We knew she would not have wanted a young person to be denied that experience just because they didn’t have money.” For Chelsea Sprouse ’13, a three-week May term in Argentina partially funded by a Cobbs Scholarship proved to be a life-changing experience. A Spanish minor, Sprouse says that immersion in the South American culture broadened her horizons and improved her language skills. “The trip to Argentina was one of the best experiences of my life, and I would go back in a heartbeat,” says the Salem native. “Without the Cobb scholarship, I would not have been able to experience anything like I did during May Term in Argentina. For this, I am truly grateful.” Christopher Beckman ’14, a religion and international relations major from Roanoke, received a Cobbs Scholarship to study in Rome during May Term 2012. For Beckman, who is passionate about ancient Greek and Roman cultures, the trip allowed him to see many historically important places and pick up a little of the Italian language. “Quite frankly, I probably wouldn’t have been able to go on the trip without the Cobbs Scholarship,” says Beckman, noting that this was his first trip outside of Virginia. “It was eye-opening for me to go to Europe and to experience the culture.” Scholarship contributions established through estate gifts are an ideal way for alumni and friends of the College to give, says Rick Poggendorf, director of gift planning. “They allow folks who are passionate about Roanoke to establish a legacy gift that lives in perpetuity. They worked their whole life to achieve that gift, and it’s truly a gift that gives forever.”
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Dr. Patricia M. Gathercole, a professor and chair of modern languages at Roanoke from 1956 to 1989 whose bequest will strengthen the Modern Languages Department for future generations.
Anyone who loves Roanoke may choose to support departments, programs or activities that interest them personally while expanding opportunities for students. The Patricia M. Gathercole Endowed Scholarship, for example, is funded by a bequest from Dr. Gathercole, a professor and chair of modern languages at Roanoke from 1956 to 1989. Her gift will strengthen the department for future generations.
RALLYING MAROON SUPPORT hen alumni, parents and friends support Roanoke, their actions speak volumes about the value of their personal experiences at the College and their desire to continue that for years to come. These gifts make way for more students to take advantage of all Roanoke has to offer. Perhaps even more importantly, scholarships help to pass on the lessons of philanthropy that may have a lasting effect on young people and society as a whole. “Scholarships are a reminder of the high ideals that the donor You may designate your gift held for the College and its stuto a particular interest or you dents,” says Olin Melchionna Jr., a member of Roanoke’s may give an undesignated gift Board of Trustees and the atthat will support the College. torney who managed Helen You may be able to double Cobbs’ estate. your gift through employer “If the students really stop to matching funds. Gifts to think that somebody gave them Roanoke College can be made a break and a helping hand that might really have made a difin the following ways: cash or ference — perhaps when they check, credit card, securities, get out and start working and bequests, real estate, electronic enjoying success in life, they withdrawal or direct debit. can pass on the same kindness For more information, visit that was bestowed on them.” RC
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Marty Snortum, co-owner of Rocketbuster Boots, based in El Paso, Texas. Photo by Trip Snortum. All other photos courtesy of Marty Snortum.
MARTY SNORTUM’S ROCKETBUSTER CUSTOM COWBOY BOOTS
AREN’T YOUR RUN-OF-THE-MILL WESTERN FOOTWEAR. o describe Marty Snortum ’77 as a renaissance man would not be off the mark. He studied biology at Roanoke College; pursued a master’s degree in photo illustration at the University of Ohio; taught photography at Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke; has run 48 marathons; has owned two commercial photography studios, his original in El Paso, Texas, and one in Phoenix, Ariz.; opened Rocketbuster Boots, a custom design, handcrafted cowboy boot company; collects vintage trailers; and lives with his wife, Nevena Christi, their 8-year-old son, Trip, three land tortoises and a dog, in a renovated 1939 Pueblo Deco movie theater in west Texas. Snortum has been extremely successful. Every venture has a long, convoluted, fascinating story. Like how he started Rocketbuster, based in El Paso, the cowboy boot capital of North America. In 1989, Rocketbuster Handmade Custom Boots was born in what can only be described as a “West Texas Deal.” Snortum traded a 1953 Cadillac hearse — painted white with a large red cross on it, as it had been used as a rescue vehicle — for a fledgling cowboy boot company consisting of two sewing machines and a dozen cowboy boot lasts. (The lasts are wooden or plastic forms in the shape of the human foot on which the foot area of boots are crafted.) Snortum spent a month creating his first samples, which he took to New York City, stuffed in an Army
surplus duffle bag. He took wholesale orders on all of his original samples. The business took a dramatic turn when fashion designer Nicole Miller, for whom Christi then worked as design director, needed Asianinspired cowboy boots for Miller’s 1994 fall collection. Rocketbuster was willing to take the challenge. Christi was dispatched to El Paso to oversee boot design and construction. The Snortum-Christi team was born, as was a budding relationship. The two dated cross-country for two years until Christi moved to Texas in 1997 to take the reins of Rocketbuster. Her first directive was to take the company completely custom. Today, the business produces about 500 custom pairs of boots per year, costing anywhere from $850 to $5,000. The boots — worn by the likes of singersongwriter Taylor Swift, actress, comedian and talk show host Whoopi Goldberg, actor Tom Cruise,
American singer and cowboy legend Roy Rogers with Marty Snortum in 1993. The two collaborated to design a custom, limited edition 50-pair run of boots. Roanoke College Magazine
country music duo Brooks & Dunn, and His single biggest challenge was plenty of less famous folks — have one when he sold his Phoenix photography thing in common, regardless of price. studio in 1989 and purchased the old “They are never boring,” Snortum Pershing Movie Theatre, repurposing says. the building into a photography stuEach pair, which takes about 250 dio, boot company and living space — hours to complete, has as many as 200 all at the same time. Today, the theater pieces of leather, all intricately placed, also houses 18 vintage travel trailers glued, stitched and assembled. Work and crazy collections of tikis and includes hand-measuring each cusephemera from times gone by. The tomer’s feet, designing and creating patbuilding was featured on HGTV’s terns, hand-cutting the leather, hand“Home, Strange Home” in November. Marty Snortum with his wife Nevena Christi and stitching and hand-welting. “We do weird stuff because it’s imtheir son, Trip, in front of the old Pershing Movie Snortum claims to have the best boot Theatre, which houses a photography studio, portant and fun,” Snortum says. In cutter, or “Top Man,” in the world — a Rocketbuster Boots and the family home. 1998, Snortum and the Rocketbuster second-generation builder who is only 29 years old — and gang built the Guinness Book of World Record’s “World’s the best “Bottom Man,” the comLargest Boots” — a whopping pany’s laster, who just turned 64. size 328D that are 5 feet tall “We are one of a handful of and 8 feet long, heel to heel. To see a photo gallery of companies that still produces a Snortum fondly remembers traditional American product in his years at Roanoke, the “ex- Marty Snortum and Rocketbuster America,” Snortum says. “If you cellent instruction, with small Boots, link to the Web and iPad buy a cool pair of boots at age intimate classes that seemed versions of Roanoke magazine at 35, you won’t wear them out, more like family.” “Roanoke didn’t educate me http://tinyurl.com/afyr3ot. Watch but you can pass them down. It’s for my career, it educated me the complete boot-making process important to produce legacy in for my life,” he says. “I think on Rocketbuster’s Facebook page. this modern age of throwaway. people forget that education is No one will ever toss out a pair the basis or springboard to life, not necessarily exact training of Rocketbusters.” for a specific career. I absolutely loved the small size in Snortum, who opened his first photography studio in El comparison of the mega universities that churn out thousands Paso in 1981, is still a busy commercial photographer and of students.” produces all of Rocketbuster’s advertising. He has traveled “Roanoke has history and legacy, the same stuff I try to throughout Mexico and Europe for clients, shot scores of put into my businesses here in west Texas.” catalogs, is credited with more than two dozen books and As for what’s next for Rocketbuster, Snortum wants to has been published nationally for 30 years. create a line of vegan cowboy boots. Snortum says his photography business takes a new diThat way, “Sir Paul McCartney can buy a pair. He can’t rection about every eight to 10 years. “In the past four years, now, but maybe in 2013,” Snortum says. RC publishing has taken a severe economic hit, and my business is now more niche oriented,” he says.
“ROANOKE HAS HISTORY AND LEGACY, THE SAME STUFF I TRY TO PUT INTO MY BUSINESSES HERE IN WEST TEXAS.”
A view of the “yard” at the Snortum-Christi compound, which Snortum lovingly refers to as the “turtle shell.” 28
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sportsnews The team that earned a trip to the NIT in New York City in 1939. Seated in front are the “Five Smart Boys.”
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ACenturyofBasketball Without question, the Roanoke College basketball program has a storied tradition as it heads into its second century of competition.
WHEN THE ROANOKE COLLEGE basketball game against Swarthbeing a ball boy on the end of my dad’s bench in the early ’70s, to more College tipped off on Nov. 16, it was more than just another a year as an assistant under a great friend, Ed Green, to having the opening day. The game in Philadelphia marked the beginning of honor of coaching some of the greatest young people in the world.” the 100th anniversary of basketball at Roanoke College. Moir is the winningest coach in both Roanoke College and Old James Naismith invented the game of basketball in 1891 and it Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) history. That’s saying sometook Roanoke only 20 years to add it to the sports curriculum. thing. Roanoke has had just 10 coaches over the past 100 years, inWhile College histories say basketball began in the 1910-11 season, cluding legendary names like Guy “Pinky” Spruhan, Gordon “Pap” basketball did not make its official debut at Roanoke until the 1911White, J.S. “Buddy” Hackman, Page Moir’s dad Charlie, who coached 12 season. The first official Roanoke College basketball game was the Maroons to the 1972 national title, and Green, whose all-time played on Jan. 8, 1912 in a new gym, where the RC wins record Page Moir surpassed. Colket Center now stands. The Maroons, as they It was White’s teams that first put RC basketwere known for the color of their uniforms, deball on the map. A new gym, the current Alumni feated Randolph-Macon Academy, 27-13, and Gymnasium, was built in 1930 and still stands 82 went on to a winning season of 5-2. years later. “Pop” came the following year and The team has come a long way in the 100 ushered in a golden era for RC basketball. White years since with more than 1,300 wins, a trip to recruited the “Five Smart Boys,” who will forever New York to play in the National Invitational Tourbe remembered for their accomplishments on nament (NIT) and an NCAA College Division nathe hardwood. In 1939, the team of Paul Rice, tional championship. Without question, the Johnny Wagner, Bob Sheffield, Gene StudeRoanoke College basketball program has a stobaker and Bob Lieb earned a trip to the NIT in ried tradition as it heads into its second century New York City and finished the season with a 21of competition. 3 record. “I’ve spent the better part of my life associated That team would long be considered the best with Roanoke College and the basketball pro- Frankie Allen, who rewrote the record ever at RC, even though the Maroons were perengram here,” said Maroons coach Page Moir. “From book at Roanoke. nial winners on the court through the 1950s and Roanoke College Magazine
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ROUNDBALL RECOGNITION PLANNED In 1972, Maroons won the NCAA College Division national championship. Coach Charlie Moir is standing at the far left.
‘60s. But not until Charlie Moir came to Salem in 1967 did the Maroons return to national prominence. Moir recruited Charlottesville’s Frankie Allen ’71 and the team took off. Roanoke was now playing at the recently built Salem Civic Center, drawing crowds of over 3,000 fans a game, and Allen was rewriting the record book at RC. In his four years on the team, Allen set records that haven’t been broken in the 40-some years since. He scored 2,780 points and grabbed 1,758 rebounds — records no one has come close to equaling. Allen still holds 18 individual records and played on four winning teams with an overall record of 82-34. “I owe a great indebtedness to RC and the many people who helped and mentored me,” said Allen, who is currently the head coach for the men’s basketball team at the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore. “Despite all of my scoring and rebounding records, graduation day in May of 1971 is my single greatest achievement at RC.” Ironically, it was the year after Allen graduated that Roanoke won the NCAA College Division national championship. A team led by Salem native Hal Johnston ’72 stunned the College Division ranks as Roanoke went on a second-half run that saw the Maroons win their final 11 regular season games. Roanoke then won the MasonDixon Conference Tournament and earned a trip to the NCAA National Tournament. The Maroons won two games at the just-completed Roanoke Civic Center to win the South Atlantic Regional. They continued their
Coach Ed Green, whose “Four Horsemen” started another era of success for Roanoke in Division III.
success in Evansville, Ind., winning three games to take the national championship. Johnston was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player and earned All-American honors. He is still a member of the RC community in the Admissions Department, where he routinely takes prospects past his retired number 22 jersey but, humbly, declines to point it out. After Charlie Moir left Salem the team had a few down years in the late 1970s, but the hiring of Ed Green soon had Roanoke College back on top. Green brought in the “Four Horsemen” of Ken Belton ’81, Bruce Hembrick ’81, Mike Styles ’81 and Mike Baker ’81 and that started another era of success for Roanoke in Division III. A new gym, the C. Homer Bast Center, was built in 1982 and a year later, in the spring of 1983, Roanoke was back in the national tournament, this time in Grand Rapids, Mich. The Maroons finished third, and RC Hall of Famer Gerald Holmes ’83 was a key member of that team. Like Allen, he remembers the school experience as much as the victories. “As the first in my family to attend college, basketball was the vehicle and means to get in the door,” said Holmes. “The valuable lessons learned as I navigated the trials and tribulations of college life were much more significant than the accolades and accomplishments received for basketball success.” — Brian Hoffman ‘74
The “Four Horsemen,” left to right, Ken Belton, now a member of Roanoke’s Board of Trustees, Mike Styles, Mike Baker and Bruce Hembrick.
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The Maroon Club will celebrate 100 years of the Roanoke College Men’s Basketball program during the 2012-13 season. The yearlong celebration will feature a number of centennial-themed activities and events. “We are proud to honor our coaches, players and teams that have contributed to our great basketball tradition,” said Brad Moore, assistant Athletics director for External Relations. “We celebrate their achievements and invite our fans to relive many of the great moments in our history.” Roanoke fans from every era are invited to take part in the yearlong celebration. A dedicated 100th anniversary website will be launched at www.maroons.roanoke.edu where information can be found on the legendary teams, athletes, coaches and moments spanning program history. Information can also be found on voting for Roanoke’s 25-man “All-Century Team.” Fans will also be able to purchase commemorative apparel bearing the official Roanoke Basketball centennial logo at the new online store, at a home game or at the Roanoke College Bookstore. From season’s beginning to end, fans will be treated to in-game presentations, Internet features and historical vignettes on the “Maroons Tuesday Night Live” talk show. The 100 Years of Roanoke College Basketball reception will highlight a number of planned events during the 2013 Alumni Weekend (April 12-14). The weekend celebration will range from a golf scramble and an alumni game at Bast Center to a special Friday evening event to close the yearlong celebration. One of the storied programs in the history of men’s collegiate basketball, Roanoke ranks as the 20th program to win 1,300 games and ranks as one of the all-time winningest programs in NCAA Division III history. The program’s 21 postseason appearances and 22 conference titles are unprecedented at Roanoke. The College had national semifinalist finishes in 1972 and 1983 and an NIT Final Four appearance in 1939. The Maroons claimed the NCAA College Division national title in 1972. The program boasts 14 consensus All-Americans, nearly 100 all-conference selections and 33 one thousand-point scorers. 31
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Allison retires on high note
Scott Allison, at center, holding trophy, and the Men’s Soccer Team after clinching the 2012 ODAC Championship.
SCOTT ALLISON ’79 retired as men’s soccer head coach at Roanoke College at the end of the 2012 season — an outstanding one for the team, which won the 2012 ODAC Championship, and for Allison, who was crowned ODAC Coach of the Year. A national search for Allison’s successor began in November. Allison will remain on staff as the college’s director of athletics, a position he has held since 1989, and as director of the Maroon Club. “I will always cherish the special relationships that Roanoke College Soccer
afforded me,” Allison said. “The guys that chose to attend Roanoke College and play college soccer for me have enriched my life. Any success we’ve had at Roanoke, I credit them — I enjoyed being along for the ride. I appreciate my coaching colleagues as well. They helped make the coaching profession enjoyable. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to coach at Roanoke College.” A former two-sport athlete at Roanoke College, Allison has guided the men’s soccer program for 27 years. The team’s 309 match victories give Allison the most wins in the 66-year history of the sport at Roanoke. Allison’s 161 conference wins are the most in the 37-year history of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC). He is one of only 36 coaches in NCAA Division III men’s soccer history to reach the 300-win plateau, and ranks 22nd among active NCAA Division III coaches. “Scott’s accomplishments as a soccer coach and athletic director are legendary at Roanoke, in ODAC, and in the NCAA,” said Roanoke College President Michael Maxey. “I am grateful for his influence on the student athletes that he has coached and mentored. He has taught them to be better athletes and better men. His contributions are incredible.” Allison came back to his alma mater in the summer of 1986 after serving as a soccer and lacrosse coach at Ivy League member Dartmouth College (198386). The 1991 Roanoke College Athletic Hall of Fame inductee also held stints at the Naval Academy (1981-83) and Salisbury University (1979-81). He was a starter on the Maroons 1978 men’s lacrosse national championship team. Allison’s resume is impressive on the administrative side as well. In 2002, Allison was named the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Division III Southeast Region AD of the Year. The Maroons had the second best winning percentage of small colleges in Virginia, including the best of any private institution in the commonwealth in 2000-01. “We will miss his coaching but are thrilled about his impending work as full-time athletic director,” Maxey said. “The College and all of our athletic programs will benefit from his commitment as AD for the Maroons.”
Roanoke’s Canadian connection JON MASON ’07 left a profound legacy at Roanoke College. In addition to dominating the men’s lacrosse record books, Mason was one of the first Canadian lacrosse players at Roanoke. His success set a standard, but more than that, it attracted other Canadian lacrosse players to the College. This year, there are four lacrosse players from Canada at Roanoke, including siblings Brayden Gerrie ’13 and Meghan Gerrie ‘15. Roanoke has had eight lacrosse players from Canada since Mason first arrived at the College in 2003. Mason scored more points, goals and goals per game than anyone else in Roanoke’s lacrosse history. He also earned the titles of All-American, ODAC Player of the Year in 2007 and Attackman of the Year for Division III lacrosse. Mason “was just amazing,” said Bill Pilat ’85, men’s lacrosse coach at Roanoke. “He is so far ahead that I will be surprised if his record is ever broken.” Mason and Matt Quinton ’11, who is also from Canada, are two of the top three men’s lacrosse scorers in Roanoke College history. Mason scored nearly 100 more goals than Roanoke’s next leading scorer, Pat March ’10. Quinton trails closely behind March. Quinton and Mason are both now playing professional lacrosse. Quinton was drafted to play for a
Boston-area indoor lacrosse league, and Mason is planning to play in the new Canadian Professional Lacrosse League, CLAX, this winter. Mason and Quinton’s successes have encouraged other Canadians to take a look at Roanoke. “Knowing that Canadians were excelling here at Roanoke was obviously Meghan Gerrie, left, and her brother Brayden, two of four Canadians something that caught my eye,” said currently playing lacrosse at Roanoke. Brayden Gerrie, a current co-captain. At least one or two Canadian lacrosse players have accurate and precise, Brayden Gerrie said. come to the College each year for the past nine years, “In Canada, we would play on a travel team, and said Elise Bennett ’99, associate director of Admisthen come to the States to play American teams,” sions at Roanoke. sister Meghan said. “We would see all they have to “We always keep an eye out for [Canadian lacrosse offer here [in the U.S.], so we would want to come players] because they have been such good players,” and play here.” Pilat said. Canadian athletes are drawn to the United States The stellar records of these players are partly due because American colleges have great school pride to their playing experiences in Canada. Beginning at and superior athletic departments, Mason said. a young age, lacrosse players in Canada grow up “It always gives me a great sense of pride when I playing box lacrosse, “which is indoor lacrosse on a see other Canadians attend Roanoke,” he said. “I dried-up hockey rink,” Pilat said. think it helps show that there is a lot of talent in In box lacrosse, the nets are smaller and the Canada and because of this, more college coaches are goalies are bigger because of their heavy, hockey-like starting to heavily recruit Canadians.” padding, so their shots and passes have to be more — Caitlin Mitchell ‘13
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Maroon Club News THE POTENTIAL, awareness and success of the Maroon Club are on the rise. The Club has made great progress since its big launch during the 2012 Alumni Weekend.
Maroon Club memberships are up to 641! That’s a good start with just seven months into the launch of the Maroon Club. The Club has set a goal of 1,000 members by the end of the school year.
4-13, 3-5 ODAC
Newsletters WOMEN’S SOCCER 10-6-3, 8-3-1 ODAC
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY Third at ODAC Championships
The first two newsletters have been sent out by email — the first in August and the second in November. The November newsletter wrapped up the fall season and previewed the men’s and women’s basketball teams.
WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY Sixth at ODAC Championships
VOLLEYBALL 16-15, 5-6 ODAC
The turnout was great at the Maroon Club event held before the start of the NCAA Softball Championship in May.
Social Media The Maroon Club now has a page on LinkedIn. It’s a great way to reconnect with alumni for whom the College doesn’t have updated information. In addition, there are pages for each sport to update alumni on happenings for their respective athletics programs. A Maroon Athletics account on Facebook has been established and now has more than 1,400 likes! Since April, Roanoke has been the No. 1 school in the ODAC in Facebook likes. Roanoke College Athletics is the No. 1 ODAC school in Twitter followers as well.
13-5-1, 8-2-1 ODAC Regular Season Conference Champions (Second straight year!) NCAA Tournament appearance (Lost to Emory University in the first round of tournament.) Note: As of Nov. 19, 2012
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Former softball players Holly Morris ’01, at left, and Rachel Capozzi ’03 at the Softball Championship event. Morris is holding the NCAA Division III Softball Championship trophy from 2001 and Capozzi, the trophy from 2000.
RC | sportsfacts • Cross country runner Tim Smith ’13 competed in the 2012 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, Ind. on Nov. 17. This is the second consecutive year that Smith has made the national championship meet. Smith completed the 8k race in 26 minutes for 147th place in the field of 280 runners. • Four Maroons were named to 2012 All-ODAC Field Hockey teams at the end of the season. Kelly Finn ’14 and Darian Shuker ’15 were named to second team All-ODAC honors. Stacey Bechtel ’15 and Julienne Brown ’13 earned third team All-ODAC accolades. • Five Maroons were named to All-ODAC Women’s Soccer teams at the end of the 2012 season. Stephanie Parenteau ’13 was named first team All-ODAC, while Carmen Graves ’13 and Maya Kantor ’14 were named second team All-ODAC and Rebekah Adams ’13 and Carolyn Sarbacher ’15 garnered third team All-ODAC honors. • The Roanoke Maroons were picked eighth in the 2012 ODAC Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll, tallying 56 points. The Maroons return one senior, Paxton Gwin, who led the team in scoring in the 2011-12 season, putting up 13.7 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. Also returning to the team are the third- and fourth leading scorers on the team, Laurel Hankins ’14 (8.6 ppg) and Tatum McKee ’15 (7.3 ppg).
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Speeches have been made at meetings of various civic organizations to spread the word about the Maroon Club in the Roanoke Valley. The Maroon Club was well-represented outside Southwest Virginia at RC Alumni Chapter receptions along the Eastern Seaboard to generate excitement about Roanoke College Athletics. On campus, the Maroon Club has been just as visible. The Club hosted tailgates for four sports during Family Weekend, Sept. 28-29. In addition, Maroon Club members have been able to host tailgates this fall to support community involvement on campus at soccer matches. It was a successful initiative during Scott Allison’s final season as men’s soccer coach, giving him great publicity as well. He was featured several times on the local CBS affiliate and in The Roanoke Times. The talk show, “Maroons Tuesday Night Live” is a continuing success, creating awareness to alumni around the nation about Roanoke College Athletics. More than 100 RC alumni have appeared on the show to talk about their playing days. During the 100th season of basketball at Roanoke College, several catered home game events have been planned for the Maroon Club hospitality room (the Hall of Fame room in Bast Center).Ten local businesses are donating food to support the Maroon Club. The room will have a TV with the game on so attendees will never have to take a break from the action. During the ODAC Basketball Tournament, Feb. 22-24 at the Salem Civic Center, a Maroon Club hospitality room will be available for all members who attend the games. At press time, the men’s basketball team was off to a great start. The Maroons are 2-0 and won the Equinox Classic, with Kwasi Amponsah ’13, the ODAC’s leading scorer last winter, named tournament MVP. Andrew Daniels ’14 was also named alltournament team honors. Come out and support Roanoke College Athletics and become a Maroon Club member! 33
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Dr. Robert A.L. Keeley ’42 was recognized by Carilion Clinic at a sold-out benefit for a new initiative Carilion named after him. The Dr. Robert A.L. Keeley Healing Arts Program is a new program that will provide “restorative and calming environments for patients, visitors and staff, by integrating the creative arts and aesthetic experiences into the healing process.”
Alan Liebrecht ’87 lives in Kansas City, Mo., where he is the associate vice president for enrollment management at Park University.
1950s Uncle Sam look familiar? George Kegley ’49 graced the cover of the July 2012 issue of Valley Business Front magazine, a publication that circulates in the Roanoke Valley, New River Valley, Lynchburg and greater western region of Virginia. George, one of the most recognized volunteers in the region, dressed as Uncle Sam for a cover story on volunteerism. The story included this about George: “Perhaps the best known and most often recognized volunteer in this region is George Kegley, who is in his 80s and has hardly lost a step. Whether giving another gallon of blood, putting together a preservation foundation, writing local history and publishing it, manning a booth for a land trust, raking leaves at his church or any of a dozen or more activities, he’s the go-to guy for a large number of people and organizations. It’s in his blood.” George led efforts to establish a College endowment and to rename a campus building in honor of former Roanoke College President John Morehead.
James D. Ellis ’59, enjoys playing basketball three times a week at the Port Orange, Fla., recreation center. His seniors team remained the 2012 undefeated champions at Clearwater, Fla., and also had previously garnered the South East Championship in Macon, Ga. James played basketball at Roanoke under Coach Buddy Hackman and ran track under Coach C. Homer Bast.
1970s Glenn Dillon ’70, of Lynchburg, Va., joined Stifel Nicolaus, Inc. as vice president of investments. David Hendrix ’71, a semi-retired Lutheran pastor, is a volunteer with the local American Red Cross chapter, Hospice Savannah and the Mighty Eighth Museum.
1990s Chris Long ’97 is a senior sales associate with USA Today Sports Media Group where his responsibilities include developing multi-platform advertising solutions for clients on the East Coast. He was previously employed with ESPN. James Guthrie ’98 and his family recently moved to North Carolina where James has been assigned as assistant officer in charge of the 334th Aircraft Maintenance Unit. He is responsible for more than 200 U.S. Air Force maintenance personnel and 20 F-15E aircraft.
2000s Joseph Ball ’00 is senior membership director with the Nuber and Sweeney YMCAs in Memphis, Tenn. Lauren Gibson Brown ’01 completed the Boston Marathon in April 2012. Chris Berndsen ’03 is assistant professor in the department of chemistry and biochemistry at James Madison University. He and his wife, Amy, live in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Kristen Cangelosi ’03, currently stationed at Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa, Japan, was awarded 12th Air Force’s Company Grade Officer Outstanding Performer of the Year for 2011. As operations officer for the continued on page 36
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Dudley F. Woody ’74 has been elected national president of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. Dudley — who has held several national offices with the fraternity, most recently as vice president — is a partner at Woods Rogers PLC in Roanoke. Prior to joining Woods Rogers, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Ted Dalton in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia. Dudley graduated summa cum laude from Roanoke with a bachelor’s of Business Administration degree, and received a juris doctor from the University of Virginia in 1977. “It has been my pleasure to Dudley Woody delivers his speech after serve with Dudley for more than 10 formally taking the oath of office at Pi years, and I cannot think of a more Kappa Phi Fraternity’s 53rd Supreme capable, humble, visionary brother to Chapter, held in Washington, D.C., Aug. 3-5. help the fraternity close out one strategic plan and launch another,” outgoing National President Mark F. Jacobs wrote in a message to fraternity members in July. “Our fraternity is in good hands.”
Onthebig screen “Isoldcarsand trucksfor30years, andifIcan’tact, nobodycan.” RJ Konner chats with Nancy Walker Zindel ’71, at the Flashback Social, held during the College’s 2012 Alumni Weekend in April.
RJ (Bob) Konner ’73, television and movie actor, radio voiceover artist and producer, graduated from Roanoke College with a bachelor’s degree and went into his family car business in New Jersey. It was, Konner said, the perfect acting experience. “I sold cars and trucks for 30 years, and if I can’t act, nobody can,” he said he explained during his first acting audition, which took place a good three decades after college graduation. Several years ago, he and two business partners started Who’s On First? Productions PR Inc., an independent film production company that develops, produces and finances commercial, feature-length motion pictures. Konner has appeared in more than 60 feature films and television series, most recently in “The Adjustment Bureau” and “Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps.” A turning point in his life came in 1981, when 52 Americans were held hostage in Tehran, Iran, for 444 days. He and his father, Malcolm, decided to spend an entire months’ advertising budget to produce and hand out U.S. flag “Free the Hostages” bumper stickers at their three dealerships. They had so much publicity from radio morning drive shows, including that hosted by Don Imus, that Konner persuaded his father to start advertising on those stations. Konner began to write their radio commercials and do the voiceovers. Konner obtained his Screen Actors Guild (SAG) card in the late 1980s, starring in his own TV commercials. He began to get bit parts in TV shows and movies, and in a moment of serendipity, caught actor Eddie Murphy’s eye while shooting a scene from the movie “Meet Dave” in New York City. Murphy, a former customer who’d purchased vehicles from Konner, recognized him on the movie set and soon after flew him to Hollywood, where he landed a role in another Murphy movie “Imagine That!.”
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Konner recalled that when he pulled up to the studio gate in Hollywood, he was greeted with “Mr. Konner, welcome to Paramount Studios.” “It was the most thrilling moment of my life, with the exception of having my children,” said Konner, the divorced father of sons Jared and Cameron, and daughter Madison. Konner, who also is a member of the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists (AFTRA) and the Actors Equity Association (AEA), sold the family business in 2005. He had been involved in virtually all aspects of business: advertising, managing, training and with so many employees, even becoming a sort of “in-house psychologist,” he said. And he’d learned from his father that success comes from treating people the way you’d like to be treated. That good practice translated directly into the movie business. Konner’s new production company will enable him to explore the business not only on-camera but from behind the lens. “I’m hoping Who’s On First? becomes an entity, like Lionsgate,” he said, referring to the leading global movie studio/ independent film and television distribution company. Who’s On First? has signed a contract with BMG Chrysalis, the world’s fourth-largest music publishing company, for a long-term music publishing deal that involves various movie and television productions. Projects currently in pre-production include “Spring Break Chain Gang,” a college fraternity comedy co-written by former “Saturday Night Live” writers, and “A Tale of Two Horses,” an animated family film. Konner looks back fondly on his years at Roanoke. A member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, he said he made great friends and had wonderful opportunities to travel abroad. He recalled exploring the ancient histories of Italy and Greece, as well as studying in London, Paris and Madrid. While his initial dream upon starting college was to be a physician, he perhaps has done even better. He played a doctor in the TV series “Nurse Jackie,” “Law & Order: SVU” — even a surgeon in the 2010 Angelina Jolie movie, “Salt.” — SARAH COX
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Lee Ray ’94 is proud to announce the publishing of his first book, “Bushels and Barrels – Redefining the American Dream.” In the book, Ray implores readers to readers to “take out their old dreams, dust them off and make them new again.” Lee, a Salem native who earned a B.B.A. from Roanoke, enlisted in the U.S. Air Force after graduation. He was selected for Officer Training School and received awards for his leadership and contributions to his unit and community. Decorated for his service in support of military operations such as Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, he left the military in 2011 at the rank of captain. Ray holds an M.S.A from Central Michigan University. He, his wife Kristine and their daughter, Jade, live in Dayton, Ohio. Ray also has a son, Ryan, from a previous marriage. For more information about “Bushels and Barrels,” visit www.leeray.shorturl.com.
18th Security Forces Squadron, she is responsible for leading 290 airmen and 63 Japanese civilians in providing physical security, law enforcement/combined police operations, customs operations and military working dog programs for the Air Force’s largest combat wing. Kristen also completed her master’s degree in homeland security. Mary C. Funk ’04 is an associate in the litigation department of the Dinsmore law office in Charleston, S.C. She previously practiced law with Guthrie and Thomas in Charleston. Mary earned her J.D. from West Virginia University College of Law and has expertise in all aspects of education law. Scott Kulick ’04 is completing a master’s degree in jazz performance at the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College. His wife, Erin Taylor Kulick ’06 is a veterinarian at Howard Beach Animal Clinic in Queens, N.Y. Andrew Sturmfels ’05 completed a master’s degree in public policy and administration at California State University, Sacramento. He was awarded “Distinguished Graduate” in the De-
partment of Public Policy and Administration and also received the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Graduate Student for the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies. Travis W. Wilson ’05 was ordained July 2012 into the ministry of Word and Sacrament in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Rachel Clem ’07 was Head Start pre-K teacher with the Carrboro City Schools in Chapel Hill, N.C., for the 2011-12 school year. Barret Lang ’07 recently opened “Bear’s Honeypot” in Odenton, Md. The store carries local and organic products. It also participates in farmers’ markets in the Maryland/D.C. area, and will start Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) next year. Barret plans to donate a portion of his sales to local schools and to organizations involved in saving the polar bears. For more information about the store, visit www.bearshoneypot.com. Stephanie Artrip ’11 is an applicant for the doctoral program in clinical psychology at the Institute for the Psychological Sciences, a Catholic graduate school in Arlington, Va. Robert Harbert ’11 is a biology graduate student at Cornell University. He and Lucy Crook ’11 were recently married.
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Marriages Catherine S. Romeo ’94 was united in marriage to Eugene L. Zdziarski II on July 14, 2012, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Roanoke. Catherine is regional officer in Roanoke College’s Resource Development office. Gene is vice president of Student Affairs at the College. Pictured in photo, from left to right are: Hilliary Scott ’94, Brian Smith ’92, Jonathan Lee ’95, Lisa Scott ’95, Jennifer Dru Shepherd ’94, Garrett Schaperjahn ’10, Catherine Romeo Zdziarski ’94, Chad Spangler ’94, Gene Zdziarski (Staff), Laura Ann Zdziarski ’13, William “Pop” Brenzovich ’71, Susan Murdock Brenzovich ’75, Tom Turner ’83, Kay Caldwell Spangler ’94. Rich Hill ’06 eloped with Jessica L. Cox on May 13, 2012. Matt Sicuranza ’08 and Michaela Farrell ’08 celebrated their wedding day June 9, 2012, in Plymouth, Mass. Classmates Genevieve Harkness and Melissa Zamarin served as brides-
maids. Classmates Nate Roberts, Matt Clarke, Jarred Brooks and Dave Whitt were groomsmen, and also Adam Fariss ’07 . Several other alumni were among the attendees. Matthew Hall ’09 and Jennifer Markol ’09 married on June 11, 2011. In attendance were Julie Bass’09, Seth Dubee ’10, Kat McCarthy ’09, Jesse Dice ’09, Becky Gisriel Dice ’09, Peter Blood ’09, Doug Tiburcio ’09, and Stacey Myslinski ’09.
Families Fred ’98 and Alison Lane Phillips ’01 announce the birth of their second son, Cameron Jacob, who arrived Aug. 18, 2011. The family, which includes a son, Luke, resides in Yorktown, Va. Rebekah Cain Straub ’98 and her husband, Kyle, are proud first-time parents with the birth of their son, Colin Martin. Kristine Price Sweet ’99 and her husband, Lee, welcomed their identical continued on page 38
Eight 1992 Phi Mu alumnae and their families recently met for a get-together. Tracy Talone Gross, Kate Leach Licameli, Liz Hanney Field, Erica Smith Barron, Courtney Dittmann Brown, Jen Beck Silva, Melyce Schriener Lucchesi, Kristen Egan Page and their 21 children gathered for a group photo.
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Building lacrosse’s fan base Thesportsbusiness “isalotabout whoyouknowand understanding whatthemarketis.” Puckett in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, in 2009, where he was commissioned by the St. Thomas government to run lacrosse clinics for the local population.
Native Americans were the first to toss a ball with a stick that resembled a large wooden spoon. That tribal game evolved over the centuries into lacrosse, now one of the fastest-growing team sports in the country. One Roanoke College graduate is helping to shape the sport’s professional future. Tyler Puckett ’05 markets a California-based lacrosse festival to potential sponsors. He is vice president of sales for LXM Pro Tour, which hosts all-day lacrosse camps, entertainment, and exhibition games showcasing professional lacrosse players, with the chance for attendees to meet pros face-to-face. The tour was created in 2009 to build lacrosse’s fan base. It takes the sport to areas of the country where its presence is low, such as the West Coast and the Midwest. For Puckett, a lacrosse gig was a natural fit. The Salem, Va., native played lacrosse for Salem High School and for a Roanoke College club team. While at Roanoke, he also was a referee and helped Men’s Lacrosse Coach Bill Pilat ’85 with lacrosse camps. Puckett, 30, said he’s passionate about lacrosse because a variety of players can join the game action, not only the fastest or largest. “Everybody’s running, everyone’s involved,” he said. But it took Puckett, who majored in international relations, a while to pave his career path. He worked at a restaurant in Outer Banks, N.C., after graduating from Roanoke, and a year later, he moved back to Salem. Six months later, he stumbled upon a job opening with U.S. Lacrosse, the national governing body of men’s, women’s and youth lacrosse. It wasn’t long before Puckett became a youth development coordinator and later, a training coordinator for the Baltimore-based organization. For several years, he traveled nationally and to the Caribbean to conduct lacrosse clinics for children in underdeveloped
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areas. He also coordinated clinics for coaches and umpires. In late 2011, Puckett left U.S. Lacrosse for a sales job with a Baltimore construction company. But he couldn’t leave lacrosse entirely. Last December, he joined the Pro Tour. Puckett works for the tour in the evenings, after his day job. He spends hours on the telephone with tour sponsors. Events are held April through January. Puckett developed communication and business acumen at Roanoke, where he held leadership positions with the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and Campus Activities Board. “I’m a firm believer, if you can have a 20-minute conversation with anyone in the world, that you’ll be successful at business,” Puckett said. “Sports are a lot about who you know and understanding what the market is and conveying your opinion to someone.” Professional lacrosse isn’t likely to become as large as the National Football League and Major League Baseball, said Max Ritz, co-founder of Pro Tour and a professional lacrosse player. But lacrosse’s numbers are rising, Ritz said. The number of people in the United States who played team lacrosse rose 10 percent in 2011, from 2010 to 2011 according to U.S. Lacrosse. That is the largest yearly increase since the organization began tracking players in 2001. Also, the professional Major League Lacrosse added two franchise teams this year, for a total of eight. Working with lacrosse is rewarding for Puckett, who played on club teams until he broke a few ribs last year. He’s immersed in the behind-the-scenes challenges of teaching lacrosse and building fans. Puckett can’t imagine not working in the lacrosse industry. Though his Pro Tour gig is an opportune sales job, “the fact that it deals with lacrosse is a bonus,” he said. — JENNY KINCAID BOONE ’01
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twin daughters, Charlotte Rose and Scarlett Grace, on Oct. 30, 2011. Elizabeth Brierton Cox ’00 and her husband, Sean, welcomed Lila Marie into their family Feb. 21, 2012. Lila and her brother, Jack, 4, live with their parents in Williamsburg, Va. Jill Bodick Cain ’03 and her hus-
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band, Jerry, celebrated the birth of Harrison James on Sept. 24, 2011. Elizabeth Ann Murrow was born on July 7, 2012 to proud parents Ben and Sarah B. Murrow ’05 ’03. The Murrow family resides in Lutherville, Md. Christina H. Pegram ’08 and her husband, Andy, are proud first-time
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parents of Lucas Beau, who arrived on June 26, 2012.
Ret. Lt. Col. Richard W. Walrond II ’34 died Oct. 26, 2011, in Uno, Va., at age 100. He was a U.S. Army veteran of 30 years and served in the European and Pacific theaters, and occupied Japan during World War II. He was a member of Blue Run Baptist Church in Somerset, Va. Letcher E. Trent ’39, a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy, passed away April 28, 2012, in Hockessin, Del. At Roanoke, he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Trent was a former employee of JC Penney and Springs Mills. Wilsie T. Hutts ’42, a U.S. Army vet-
Payne remembered as distinguished educator Dr. Joseph Neal Payne ’49 died March 6, 2012 in Charlottesville, Va., surrounded by his family. Payne, a Roanoke College Medalist, Associate and member of the Society of 1842, was 82. Payne was born Aug. 10, 1929, in Galax, Va. He earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Roanoke, the beginning of a long career dedicated to teaching. Roanoke was particularly special to Payne as it was where he met his wife Ruth Cornett ’50. They were married in 1951 at the chapel on the University of Virginia grounds, where Payne had earned a master’s degree in mathematics education and was completing his doctorate in the same concentration. Payne began his teaching career while still a graduate student at U.Va., teaching in public schools in Carroll County and in Charlottesville. He then taught at a private school in Alabama and at the University of Wisconsin in Madison before joining the faculty at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he served as a professor of mathematics education. During his tenure at the University of Michigan, Payne taught undergraduate and graduate courses in mathematics education. He directed 44 dissertations, three education specialists and served on 47 other doctoral committees. He conducted research on mathematics learning, and wrote numerous professional articles, books and school mathematics textbooks. Payne was active in state and national professional organizations and did consulting work for school systems and state departments of education. Payne retired in 1994 after 37 years of distinguished service. Payne has received many honors, including the Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award from the School of Education at the University of Michigan; the Service Award from
the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics; the Honorary Paul Harris Award from the Ann Arbor Rotary Club; and the School of Education Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Virginia. Teaching was a profession and, more importantly, a way of life for Payne. As a gifted educator and mentor, he was able to inspire confidence in his students, according to family members. Colleagues have said his lessons were characterized by his gentle demeanor and patience, and he never missed an opportunity to share his love of learning. The pleasure he took in education extended through all facets of his life in Ann Arbor. Payne was a proud Wolverine who could be counted on to answer the phone on football Saturdays with an enthusiastic, “Go Blue!” His love of university life traveled with him when he and Ruth retired to Charlottesville in 1997. He enjoyed his enrollment in many continuing education classes at the Curry School of Education, attending university theatre and music productions, and cheering for the Cavaliers — unless they were playing Michigan. Payne loved his hometown, and stayed connected to his Carroll and Grayson County roots through frequent visits and annual reunions of his mother’s family. An active genealogist, Payne was able to trace his ancestry for several centuries, and was an active member of the Jamestowne Society and the Sons of the American Revolution. Dr. Payne was predeceased by his wife, Ruth Cornett Payne. He is survived by his son, J. Neal Payne Jr. and his wife, Peggy Houk Payne, of Arlington, Va.; his daughter, Joanna Cornett Payne and her husband, James Alexander Burgess, of Tenafly, N.J.; and many other family and friends.
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alumninews eran and resident of Gainesville, Ga., died May 25, 2012. He was employed with Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. for over two decades and retired as vice president of claims from the Providence Washington Insurance Co. He was a faithful servant in the Presbyterian Church and also served his community through memberships in Optimist International and the Masons. Hutts enjoyed time with his family, travel, tennis, golf and playing bridge. Virginia Voelker Bittle ’48, a retired school teacher in the Lynchburg City school system, died March 24, 2012, in Winchester, Va. She was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lynchburg, Va., and Pedlar Mills Garden Club. Bittle held a master’s degree from the University of Virginia. She was predeceased by her husband, John W. Bittle ’48. A daughter, Terri Bittle Ramsey ’82, is among her survivors. Betty Fraley Fenik ’49 died in Wickford, R.I., on May 6, 2012. She was an active volunteer in many charities and a member of the Wickford Yacht Club and King’s Daughters of Plainfield, as well as a docent and board member of Smith’s Castle. Her survivors include her husband, Alex Fenik ’52, and a brother, Richard Faley ’51. Judith Postman Saffer ’49, died Feb. 1, 2012. Services were held in
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Rockville, Md. Herbert M. Burks Jr. ’50, a Korean Conflict Air Force veteran, died May 17, 2012, in Haslett, Mich. His career as an educator commenced in Virginia where he taught high school and was a school counselor. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and was a professor at Michigan State University for 25 years before retiring. He then acted as a consultant with other counselors, psychologists and attorneys on matters of individual psychological assessment and professional ethics. A member of Peoples Church in East Lansing, he was interested in music, model trains and nature. Retired Army Col. William H. Joyner ’50, died May 17, 2012, in Omaha, Neb. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and flew with the 5th Fighter Group and “Flying Tigers.” A recipient of the Chinese Flying Wings, his flying career ended after an injury. He continued his military career as Commander with the 30th Air Defense Squadron, Dow Air Force Base, Maine; the Mace Matador/Cruise Missile Headquarters, Wiesbaden, Germany; and the 10th Air Defense Missile Group, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. During his service record, he earned the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Air
Force Commendation Medal and the Purple Heart. After his retirement from the Air Force, he owned a cattle leasing company in Springfield, Mo. Don A. Garst ’56 died June 7, 2012, in Blacksburg, Va. He served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Polar Research and Development Center Detachment for a short time. Garst taught civil engineering and was the supervisor of National Testing for more than 40 years. He retired from Virginia Tech in 1996. Janith Tuthill Hamilton ’56, of Stamford, Conn., died on June 12, 2012. Dorothy Teaford Beck ’59, of Roanoke, died May 15, 2012. She was an English teacher and later worked as a librarian. Gifted in organizing, she was an active volunteer in education, arts, politics and the American Cancer Society’s Discovery Shop. She was the newsletter editor for the Athenian Society for the Arts and Sciences and loved to read. Survivors include her husband, Julian Beck ’56 and a sister, Mary Teaford Chambers ’64. Denny L. Weddle ’59 died on June 9, 2012. He was employed with VDOT for more than 30 years and retired as right-of-way manager of the Salem district. He was an active member of Virginia Heights Baptist Church, where he served in the choir and as a deacon,
committee member and Sunday School teacher. In his leisure, he enjoyed golf. David D. Ripley ’67 died on April 17, 2011. He was a resident of Boise, Idaho. Philip M. Smythe ’69 died July 17, 2012, at his home in Marion, Va. At Roanoke College, he was a member of Pi Kappa Phi. He enjoyed his teaching career and was employed with Smyth County Schools for 33 years. William S. Groff ’83 died May 15, 2012, in Dillwyn, Va. He served in the U.S. Army and worked many years as an information technology specialist. Delton L. Ramsey ’84, of Vinton, died on Aug. 19, 2011. Belva J. Matherly ’90, died June 9, 2012, in Roanoke. She was a faithful secretary of the psychology and biology departments at Roanoke College until a few weeks before her death. She also taught pharmacy tech classes at National Business College and was active with the AMVET auxiliary, serving as the state department president at one time. Benjamin A. Araman ’98 died at his Richardson, Texas, home on July 19, 2012. He had been involved in a real estate career. RC
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The Roanoke College men’s soccer team held oﬀ a late charge by Hampden-Sydney College to win 2-1 in Old Dominion Athletic Conference competition.
Members of the InterVarsity Worship Team, left to right, Ruth Trochim ’14, April Rust ’15 and Daniel Henderson ’13, perform at InterVarsity Family Large Group.
The pink tennis shoes of MainStreet, one of six groups whose talents were showcased at the Musical Extravanganza.
Jonathan Perkins ’13, left, and Casey Wojtera ’14 conduct an amazing water gas reaction demonstration with glowing results at The Magic of Chemistry. PHOTOS BY BRENDAN BUSH
Yingjie Abel, left, and Gyuri Abel, far right, with their son Daniel Abel ’13 at the Parent Leadership Breakfast. Gyuri and Yingjie Abel are members of the College’s Parent Leadership Council. A colorful rainbow is painted on the face of a young girl at Friday on the Quad. Students chat with attendees after sharing their selections of poetry and ﬁction at the Creative Writing Students’ Poetry and Fiction Reading.
Elizabeth Coleman, grandmother of Sarah Dale ’16, greets President Michael Maxey following his State of the College Address.
Class rings are proudly displayed at the Oﬃcial Ring Ceremony. Rings were presented to the classes of 2013 and 2014.
A tower of Jenga blocks come tumbling down at the Writing Center Board Game Bonanza.
The Student/Faculty Showcase of Research & Creativity, held in Olin Hall’s Smoyer Gallery.
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Dear Friends: Roanoke is no longer a well-kept secret. Another incredible year of progress has brought national recognition to the College — again! There are many people who deserve credit for this success — our faculty, staff, students, and you. Your gift helped Roanoke strengthen the premier educational experiences we provide for students. We continue to attract and retain distinguished faculty who believe that establishing personal connections is the best way to help students learn and grow. Our faculty seek the right balance of challenge and support, pushing students to stretch themselves. To expand the worldview of our students, the College also brings to campus acclaimed speakers who provide diverse learning experiences and new ideas for students. Our campus is vibrant every day, with new residence halls, academic buildings, and student gathering spaces. More game-changing facilities are on the way, and in the next issue of Roanoke magazine you will learn about these plans and how you can help develop the face of Roanoke for the future. You have heard me say your role is critically important to the life of the College. Did you know, for example, that tuition, room and board cover about 85 percent of what it costs to educate a student? Even those few students who do not receive financial aid benefit from programs, services and facilities that their tuition and fees cannot begin to offset. In essence, every student who has ever matriculated at Roanoke has benefitted from someone else’s generosity. That’s why I am pleased that this issue of the magazine highlights just a few of our current benefactors. They are among the thousands of people who have built Roanoke over its history. It was their vision that allowed Roanoke to evolve — to transform from a small regional school to a nationally recognized college. The validation of this impact came this fall when U.S. News & World Report ranked Roanoke College as the country’s fourth-ranked “Up and Coming” liberal arts college. Roanoke is in the company of other prestigious schools such as Davidson College and the University of Richmond, and it is a marker of the quality education students receive here. I never lose sight of the individuals who have made the College’s progress possible, so I am delighted to present you with the College’s Honor Roll for 2011-2012. In it you will see the people so deeply committed to Roanoke ideals that they give selflessly and faithfully. I also want to draw your attention to two additions: the Young Associates and the Maroon Club. These new programs have reached out to those who want to support the College, but needed a different way to do so. It also serves as a reminder that every gift from every alumnus or alumna and friend is valued and essential to a vision for the future. Thank you for your commitment to Roanoke and its students yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
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The 2011-2012 Associates: Associates impact the success of Roanoke College in many ways. These individuals, corporations and foundations provide critical annual support to the College, while also making a clear statement that Roanoke and its students are their philanthropic priority. In FY12, Associates made gifts of more than $6.1 million. Roanoke College and its students are indebted to our Associates for their generous support and extend a profound “Thank You” to all Associate level donors for 2011-2012.
The Associates Program’s Growth: Even in 1969, when the Associates Program was launched, it was clear that annual gifts strengthened academic programs, enhanced student life, and allowed Roanoke to be flexible in meeting opportunities and challenges as they arose. Forty three years later, annual fund gifts help to determine the amount of scholarship aid students may receive, the number of research and internship opportunities students can pursue, and impact the scope of technology and materials that faculty and students may employ. Over this time, another great impact of the annual fund has been the College’s ability to recruit and retain exceptional faculty and staff. Gifts of cash, securities, stock transfers, matching gifts, bequests, gifts in-kind, insurance deferred gifts or other property can be made toward Associates membership.
2011-12 MEMBERSHIP IS RECOGNIZED WITH THE FOLLOWING LEADERSHIP CLUBS: Lifetime Distinguished Associate Lifetime membership for cumulative giving of $250,000 or more
Bittle Society $25,000 to $249,999 per year
Founders Associate $10,000 to $24,999 per year
Heritage Associate $5,000 to $9,999 per year
Collegiate Associate $2,500 to $4,999 per year
Associate $1,000 to $2,499 per year
Sustaining Associate Membership for a gift of $25,000 or more prior to 1993
Young Associate $100 to $900 per year, based on number of years since graduation
Maroon Club $1,000 and above – Captain’s Circle Member $500 to $999 – Silver Member $250 to $499 – Bronze Member $100 to $249 – Member
The Society of 1842 honors alumni and friends who have generously included Roanoke College in their estate plans. In 1842, Roanoke College’s first president, the Rev. David Bittle looked forward to the future of this Society and spoke of the “momentous duty” of one generation to provide an education for the next. This spirit is reflected 170 years later, in both the name and the purpose of the Society of 1842. Society of 1842 members have ensured that they will have a legacy at Roanoke College. They value Roanoke’s educational opportunities and want to strengthen those experiences for future students. Many Society members also choose to provide leadership through volunteer service and their annual support. Their foresight allows Roanoke College to continue to provide a nationally recognized, high-quality education in the liberal arts and sciences. H ONOR R OL L 2 0 11– 2 012 | 45
LIFETIME DISTINGUISHED ASSOCIATES Anonymous (4) Goldman Sachs & Co Beckett Charitable Foundation, Randolph H. Watts and Carol C. Watts Mrs. Claudia Belk The Belk Foundation Brooks Whitehurst Associates, Inc. The Brown Foundation, Inc. of Houston C. E. Richardson Benevolent Foundation The Cabell Foundation Dr. and Mrs. M. Paul Capp ’52 Ms. Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo ’78 Mr. and Mrs. W. Morgan Churchman ’65 Mrs. Ruth M. Colket and Mr. Tristram C. Colket Jr. Communities Fdn of Texas Mrs. Roland E. Cook Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Malon W. Courts ’92 Mr. Morris M. Cregger Jr. ’64 David S. Blount Educational Foundation Mr. Harry F. Davis Arthur Vining Davis Foundation Mrs. Nancy B. DeFriece and Mr. Frank W. DeFriece Jr. ’46 ‡ Dorothea L. Leonardt Fdn., Inc. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Foundation ELCA Vocation and Education Unit Mrs. Elizabeth Snyder Fisher ’46 Dr. Charles H. Fisher ‡ and Mrs. Elizabeth Snyder Fisher ’46 Mr. John P. Fishwick ’37 ‡ and Mrs. Doreen Fishwick Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Mr. and Mrs. David R. Goode Mrs. Gordon Hanes (M) ’37 Mr. C. Steven Harkness ’70 and Mrs. Kathryn Snell Harkness ’73 J.A.M. Anonymous Foundation, Inc. Mr. Donald J. Kerr ’60 and Mrs. Linda J. Kerr Miss Joyce R. Kipps ’50 The Kresge Foundation Mrs. Angela G. Lieb ’64 Lillian R. Muse Trust Mr. Jack Loeb Jr. and Ms. Heidi Krisch Lutheran Brotherhood Foundation Maupin-Sizemore Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Shaun M. McConnon Mr. and Mrs. Lewis S. Minter Jr. ’49 Mrs. John A. Mulheren Jr. ’72 National Endowment for the Humanities Norborne F. Muir Foundation Norfolk Southern Foundation F.W. Olin Foundation Inc. The Abby and George O’Neill Trust Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Ottaway ’69 Mr. Roger A. Petersen ’81 Mrs. Timothy L. Pickle III Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey N. Pilon ’96 Mr. and Mrs. Albert L. Prillaman ’68, ’68 Mr. Donald G. Smith Ruth and August Geiger Charity Foundation The Salmon Foundation Inc. Mr. Roger W. Sandt ’64 and Ms. Judith A. Stauffer Mr. and Mrs. Charles N. Schumann Schumann Ventures LLC Mr. and Mrs. John S. Shannon ’52 Mr. J. Donald Shockey Jr. ’64 Mrs. George A. Snell Mr. and Mrs. Alvin C. Stump Mr. Greg Surabian ’76 and Mrs. Julie Surabian Joanne & Glenn Thornhill Jr. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Mr. and Mrs. John R. Turbyfill ’53 Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges Verizon Virginia Commonwealth of Virginia Virginia Synod, ELCA Wachovia Bank, N.A. Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, Inc. Mr. Brooks M. Whitehurst Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Wortmann ’60 BITTLE SOCIETY Mrs. Wanda Frantz Elliott ‡ 4 6 | H ONOR R OLL 2011–2012
Mr. Burt C. Horne Jr. ’37 ‡ Mr. Francis T. West ’41‡ Mr. and Mrs. Michael K. Bast ’72 Brooks Whitehurst Associates, Inc. The Cabell Foundation Dr. and Mrs. M. Paul Capp ’52 Ms. Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo ’78 Mr. and Mrs. W. Morgan Churchman ’65 Mr. Morris M. Cregger Jr. ’64 Cregger Capital Investments Dorothea L. Leonhardt Fdn., Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Giordano Giordano Family Foundation J.A.M. Anonymous Foundation, Inc. In memory of Myra C. Price ’76 Mr. Donald J. Kerr ‘60 and Mrs. Linda J. Kerr Mr. and Mrs. Shaun M. McConnon Mr. and Mrs. Alexander B. Mulheren ’02, ’02 Mrs. John A. Mulheren Jr. ’72 Norfolk Southern Foundation Mr. Roger A. Petersen ’81 Mr. and Mrs. Charles N. Schumann Schumann Ventures LLC Dr. and Mrs. Roy Schwarz Mr. J. Donald Shockey Jr. ’64 Mr. John R. Stafford Jr. ’57 and Mrs. Shirley L. Stafford Mr. and Mrs. Alvin C. Stump Mr. and Mrs. John R. Turbyfill ’53 Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges Mr. and Mrs. James C. Vardell III Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Inc. Mr. Brooks M. Whitehurst Dr. Garnett B. Whitehurst Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Wortmann ’60 FOUNDERS ASSOCIATES Mrs. Stella M. Hood ‡ Mr. Gustav E. Kiligas ‡ Mrs. Regine Archer C. E. Richardson Benevolent Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Malon W. Courts ’92 Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dubois Mr. John M. Duckworth Ms. Katherine Duckworth Exxon Education Foundation Mrs. L. Walter Fix Foundation for Roanoke Valley, Inc. Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Mr. and Mrs. David R. Goode Mr. Thomas Stuart Gordon ’78 GS Virginia LLC Mr. and Mrs. David L. Guy ’75 Ms. Judith B. Hall ’69 Mrs. Gordon Hanes (M) ’37 Mr. C. Steven Harkness ’70 and Mrs. Kathryn Snell Harkness ’73 Mr. Robert A. Johnston George Kegley ’49 and Louise Kegley Edward G. & Anne-Marie Kohinke Mr. and Mrs. David W. Laughlin Mr. and Mrs. Leon Liebman Dr. and Mrs. Jay H. Lucas ’87 Mr. Matthew S. Lucas Mr. and Mrs. Eric S. Lucas Lucas-Hathaway Charitable Trust Mrs. Katherine R. MacGregor Mr. and Mrs. William McQuillan Mr. and Mrs. Olin R. Melchionna Jr. Mr. William A. Nash ’74 and Mrs. Clara Johnstone Nash ’74 Nextgen Foundation Charitable Trust George L. Ohrstrom Jr. Foundation Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Ottaway ’69 Charles G. and Helen S. Patterson Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Albert L. Prillaman ’68, ’68 Dr. Stuart F. Ross ’72 The Salmon Foundation Inc. Mr. and Mrs. John S. Shannon ’52 Mr. Ronald E. Sink and Mrs. Janice W. Sink Mr. Rob Smith ’86 The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc.
The Shockey Companies Virginia Synod, ELCA Mr. and Mrs. Andrew F. Ward ’82 Mr. Randolph H. Watts and Mrs. Carol C. Watts Randolph H. Watts and Carol C. Watts, Beckett Charitable Foundation Wells Fargo Bank Mrs. Sandra Rang Wolf ’76 HERITAGE ASSOCIATES Mrs. Mary H. Wise ‡ ACE Foundation Dr. Robert C. Ayers Dr. Stephen M. Baker ’64 Bank of America Barley Leasing Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas A. Boccella ’71 Mr. and Mrs. Blair A. Boyer Mr. and Mrs. John W. Burress Ms. Pamela Lynn (Schaper) Cabalka ’76 Carter Machinery Co. Inc. Computer Associates Mr. and Mrs. Joseph G. Corsaro Mr. Frank Wisneski and Ms. Lynn Dale Philip Davis Mr. Carter S. Dubois ’99 Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Duesenberg Mr. and Mrs. Martin D. Franks Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore Mr. Douglas W. Hopkins ’79 Jane Smith Turner Foundation JSK Regal Real Estate Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth C. Laughon Mr. Brett Marston Mr. W. David McCoy ’62 Mrs. Mary Grady McMichael ’43 Mr. Frank B. Meador Mr. and Mrs. Timothy P. Moore The New York Community Trust Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. O’Donnell Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Oehlschlaeger The Abby and George O’Neill Trust Mr. and Mrs. Diedrich D. Oglesbee Jr. P.E. Guerin Inc. Mr. and Mrs. G. Michael Pace Jr. Dr. Marvin M. Phaup Jr. Dr. Bruce J. Pierce and Ms. Maria A. Pirone Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey N. Pilon ’96 Mr. Dale C. Sarjeant ’74 and Mrs. Janet Vass Sarjeant ’73 Mr. and Mrs. Gregory P. Shlopak The Shlopak Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Ronald P. Simmons Mr. and Mrs. Townsend C. Smith Dr. Francis J. Stapleton ’73 St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Mr. and Mrs. Daniel E. Strelka ’89 Mr. and Mrs. Jake Tarr ’82 Rutherfoord, A. Marsh & McLannan Agency LLC Company Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Mr. and Mrs. Peter S. Treiber ’79 John and LeAnn Turbyfill Mr. and Mrs. S. Maynard Turk ’49 Judge and Mrs. James C. Turk ’49 COLLEGIATE ASSOCIATES Martha S. Palmer Dr. and Mrs. Gyorgy A. Abel Apartment Services Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Barber Mr. and Mrs. James P. Barker III Ms. Carol J. Bernick ’85 Mr. Kermit Birchfield ’68 and Mrs. Glenys Birchfield Dr. and Mrs. Jon P. Brisley Brown Edwards and Company LLP Mr. Herbert H. Butt ’51 and Mrs. Joan J. Butt ’52 Dr. and Mrs. Paul C. Caldwell ’66 Mr. and Mrs.Christopher Carey Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin R. Case Caterpillar Inc. Mr. and Mrs. William P. Coles IV ‡ Deceased
Ms. Karen Consiglio and Mr. Ron Johnson Dr. Richard H. W. Dillard ’58 Doctors of Enjoyment Mr. Perry R. Downing ’81 and Mrs. Jessica B. Downing ’82 E.R. Bane Trust Ernst and Young ELCA Vocation and Education Unit Mr. and Mrs. Lee H. Firebaugh Mr. and Mrs. Edward Flynn Danae Psilopoulos Foley & John E. Foley Mr. Frank Gilmore ‘61 and Mrs. Gail Gilmore Ms. Carol J. Bernick ’85 Harris Foundation Mr. John Holman and Mrs. Frances Holman ’71, ’73 Intermountain Industries Petroglyph Energy Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence E. Julio Mr. and Mrs. Bobby L. Ketron Mr. Donald Kinzer ’74 Miss Joyce R. Kipps ’50 Mr. and Mrs. George M. LaBranche IV Anna L. and Thomas T. Lawson Mr. and Mrs. Patrick R. Leardo Mr. and Mrs. Daniel G. Lentz Mr. and Mrs. Michael C. Maxey McLaughlin & Moran Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Terrence P. Moran ’81 New England Flag & Banner Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey S. Parker Parker Foundation Dr. Michael K. Patrick ’78 Mr. William F. Peel Prudential Mr. J. Tyler Pugh ’70 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Regnell Mr. and Mrs. John B. Reichenbach Rev. Theodore F. Schneider ’56 and Mrs. Doris S. Schneider ’56 Mrs. Will J. Selzer Mr. and Mrs. Moses G. Skaff The Rev. Dr. N. Graham Standish ’81 State Farm Insurance Companies Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Stevens ’90 Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Stults III ’73 Texas Instruments Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Christopher Thompson Mr. and Mrs. E. David Walter Jr. Mr. Christopher M. Walters ’00 Charlotte and Gary York Dr. Eugene L. Zdziarski ASSOCIATES Anonymous (1) Dr. and Mrs. Joseph N. Payne ’49 ’50 ‡ ‡ Mr. Kenneth Randall ‡ Mrs. Ruth H. Sipes ‡ Adobe Systems Judge and Mrs. G. Steven Agee Col. Benjamin B. Albert Jr. USA (Ret.) ’49 Mr. and Mrs. Geno Alissi Allstate Corporation J M Ambrose-Cosby Ameriprise Financial Anthony F. Anderson, Atty. Mr. and Mrs. Roger Anglin Applications Systems Consulting Mrs. James F. Armstrong Mr. John M. Atkinson ’57 Drs. Bobbye and Thomas Au In Memory of our Son - Brandon S. Bailey ’02 Mr. and Mrs. Ernest W. Ballou Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene M. Bane III ’95 Dr. and Mrs. Eugene M. Bane Jr. Mr. and Mrs. William Barnett Drs. Robert and Louise Barnett Mr. Stephen Bast ’75 and Mrs. Rebecca Bast ’75 Mr. C. Homer Bast Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Baugh Jr. Miss Jean Beamer ’52 Mr. Louis Beckerman Beckerman & Company ‡ Deceased
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth J. Belton ’81 Mr. William C. Benassi ’84 and Mrs. Pilar Diaz Benassi ’82 Dr. and Mrs. Dominick Benedetto Dr. Robert and Mrs. Joanna Benne Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Berger ’85 Mr. William S. Beroza ’77 Ted ’52 and Lil ’53 Blackwelder Dr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Blaha Mr. Tommy Blair ’85 and Mrs. Kim Blair ’93 Ms. Teresa P. Blethyn Dr. Adrienne Bloss Mr. and Mrs. William J. Bole Jr. Mrs. Marilyn Booker Mr. Charlie Boswell ’74 and Mrs. Martha Boswell Kevin and Lisa Bowling Dom Ambros Jenny ’84 and Don Bradley Mr. and Mrs. William F. Brenton Jr. ’77 Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brenzovich ’71, ’75 Mrs. Kathryn M. A. Brotherton ’99 and Mr. Matthew D. Brotherton ’00 Mr. George J. Buchanan Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Steven T. Burkhead Mr. Ryan D. Burrows Mr. and Mrs. Tony Byrd ’06 Mr. C.J. Caldwell Mr. and Mrs. James S. Campbell Mrs. Becky Bryant Capecci ’85 Capital Concrete Dr. Timothy J. Carlson and Mrs. Luann Aki Ms. Connie K. Carmack Mr. Joseph H. Carpenter ’65 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Carpenter IV ’99, ’99 Dr. D. Rae Carpenter Jr. ’49 Carpet Village Inc. Mr. Terry W. Carriker ’61 and Mrs. Bette Banse Carriker ’61 Rev. L. Clyde Carter and Rev. Karen S. Carter Mr. Dennis G. Case Mr. and Mrs. William B. Chambers Mr. and Mrs. William D. Chapman Miss Ashleigh B. Chiaviello Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Chiaviello Jr. ’06 Christina Zwernemann Childs Dr. and Mrs. Brian T. Chisom Mr. and Mrs. James L. Chisom ’84 Mr. A. Mark Christopher and Mrs. Leslie Nunnally Christopher ’72 Alison B. ’76 and Jay R. ’75 Churchill Mr. Douglas E. Clark ’72 Mr. Ernie Clayton ‘58 and Mrs. Nancy Clayton Miss Louise Clendenen Ms. Jeanne M. Cline Mr. and Mrs. Bryan D. Colket ’98, ’98 Mrs. Ruth M. Colket and Mr. Tristram C. Colket Jr. Mr. Earle Connelly and Mrs. Jean Connelly The Honorable Glen Conrad and Ms. Mary Ann Conrad Ms. Pamela Cotter Cordingley ’72 and Mr. Bill Cordingley Corrugated Container Corp. Mrs. Sally Fishburn Crockett Mr. Dennis Cronk and Mrs. Elaine Milan Cronk Mrs. Michelle Austin Crook ’93 Mr. and Mrs. William W. Cross Mr. J. Robert Davenport ’52 Mr. Sigmund E. Davidson ’43 Ms. Suzanne Davis ’68 Dr. Mary Jane deCarvalho Ann Draper de Olazarra ’50 Mrs. Eve-Lynn A. Deegan Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Demshar Mr. Steven J. Devlin ’98 and Mrs. Meggen L. Devlin ’00 Mr. Steve Disbrow ’66 and Mrs. Marilyn Disbrow Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Dishaw Jr. ’78 Mr. Walter M. Dixon Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Donovan Paul R. Dotson ’64 Ms. Debra A. Downard Mrs. Joan N. Downing Mr. William Doxanas ’72 Mr. and Mrs. Walter Blaine Elliott IV Mr. Philip H. Elliott Jr. ’51 and Mrs. Joyce Orr Elliott ’52 ‡ Ms. Nancy Layton Elsam
Emerson Electric Company Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Esworthy ’91, ’90 Mrs. Beverly Eyerly Mr. and Mrs. Nick Fairbanks ’67 Mr. and Mrs. Paul W. Fariss Jr. Fidelity Investments Mr. Skip Fidura ’91 and Mrs. Christie Fidura Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Fields ’78 Dr. and Mrs. William A. Fintel Dr. and Mrs. Norman D. Fintel First Financial Networks Inc. Mr. Daniel Florea and Dr. Renee Fox Mr. and Mrs. James H. Ford ’56, ’56 The Fortnightly Club of Roanoke College Foundation for Roanoke Valley Ms. Susan Pollard Frantz Mr. and Mrs. Peter W. Frentz Mr. Thomas P. Gates ’92 General Electric Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Leonard G. Getschel Jr. ’71 Mr. Michael H. Gibson Gifts of Hope Mr. J. Patrick Gill ’72 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gillenwater Mrs. Carolyn Glasgow ’80 and Mr. William Glasgow Mark L. Gobble ’87 William Fleming Golden Colonels Ms. Barbara Gollan Mrs. Sam R. Good The Good Shepherd Fund Dr. James Goodwin and Pamela Kiser Goodwin ’73 Dr. Kelly L. Gough Mr. Thomas S. Greenwood III Mr. and Mrs. William T. Greer Mr. and Mrs. John Gregory Jr. Col. and Mrs. John B. Griffin Jr. Mr. and Mrs. L. Gene Griffiths Jr. Dr. David and Mrs. Susan Gring Mrs. Lindsay Powell Higginbotham Grist Mr. and Mrs. G. Tayloe Gwathmey III ’02, ’05 Mr. Jonathan Hagmaier Mr. Michael P. Haley ’73 Dr. and Mrs. Edward J. Hamilton Rev. Jonathan Hamman and Dr. Chelsea Hamman ’97, ’98 Mrs. Ellen A. Hammer Mr. John E. Handley ’83 Miss Darline Hannabass ’43 Mr. and Mrs. Adam M. Hardison Mr. and Mrs. Clayton T. Hardon Mr. and Mrs. James W. Harkness Jr. ’64, ’65 Mr. Eliot Harrison Mr. Kevin Hartz ’92 and Mrs. Liz Hartz Dr. John H. Hash Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Hathaway ’73 Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Heaney Mr. James S. Heckman Rev. and Mrs. R. Paul Henrickson Mrs. Sandra M. Henson Mr. and Mrs. John Higbie Mr. Jerry J. Higginbotham and Mrs. Doris Higginbotham Higgins Family Foundation, Inc. Mrs. Thelma Shank Hildebrand ’49 Mr. John M. Hills H.J. Heinz Company Mr. and Mrs. Gregory T. Holland ’81, ’82 Gerald E. Holmes ‘83 and Lisa Hurd Holmes ’85 Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Horn ’78, ’78 The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center Ms. Margaret S. Hudson ’71 Mr. and Mrs. William T. Hunter Mr. Reginald K. Hutcherson ’52 and Mrs. Mary Alice Hutcherson Michael and Barbara Hutkin Interactive Achievement, Inc. IBM Corporation Mr. and Mrs. James P. Jenkins Mrs. Carmen Jocher John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Johnson Sr. Mr. and Mrs. McMillan Johnson IV ’70 H ONOR R OL L 20 11– 2 0 12 | 47
Dr. and Mrs. Harry I. Johnson Jr. ’48 Mr. Earl Johnston ’56 and Mrs. Margaret Ann Johnston Mr. and Mrs. Hal Johnston Jr. ’72 Ms. Lindsey Porter Jones Mr. and Mrs. Michael M. Jones Lt. Col. Harry M. Jones (Ret.) Dr. Darwin D. Jorgensen and Dr. Cheryl Jorgenson-Earp Mr. Andrew J. Jowdy Sr. ’82 Mr. And Mrs. Scott R. Jungles ’81, ’81 Dr. and Mrs. Paul C. Kaiser Carl and Marne Kappes Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. A. Keeley ’42 Mr. C. Troy Keeney Mr. David Keister ’80 and Mrs. Jan Keister Mr. Richard B. Kelly ’74 Mr. and Mrs. Clyde V. Kelly III Mr. David W. Kennamer ’64 Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Kenney ’98, ’99 Mr. and Mrs. Erik J. Kocher Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Kuhl ’73 Mr.and Mrs. Damian Kunko ’97 Mr. and Mrs. Austin K. Kunsman Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Landry Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lane Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Lanford Jr. Dr. Lorraine S. Lange and Mr. William E. Lange Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Lawrence III Ms. Margaret G. Lawson Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Leach Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lee Mr. Jonathan E. Lee ’95 Mr. and Mrs. William J. Lemon Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey A. Lester III Mr. N. Edward Link Jr. and Mrs. Angela Link Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Linn Jr. Mr. Jack Loeb Jr. and Ms. Heidi Krisch ’71 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Logan III Judge and Mrs. Thomas J. Love ’75 Mr. and Mrs. Ronald N. Lundy Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Lynn ’65 Ms. Lucinda Lyon-Vaiden Mac & Bob’s Macy’s Mr. Thomas R.M. Maddux Dr. and Mrs. David D. Makel Betsy Adams Martin ’84 and Tim L. Martin Rev. Dr. and Mrs. J. Luther Mauney Jr. ’60 Mr. Michael McAllister ’83 and Mrs. Maureen McAllister ’82 McCoy Charitable Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Brian F. McElwee Mr. and Mrs. John McKeown Ms. Christine E. McKinley Mr. and Mrs. Robert McLean Mr. James R. McLean III ’74 Dr. and Mrs. Larry R. Meador Mr. Barry T. Meek ’91 Mr. and Mrs. Bruce E. Melchor III ’72 Capt. and Mrs. Norbert W. Melnick Mr. and Mrs. Chris Melvin ’04 Rev. Ivan G. Ives Dr. and Mrs. Julien H. Meyer Jr. ’76 Mr. and Mrs. Ronald G. Miller Rev. Dr. Malcolm L. Minnick Jr. ’55 Mr. Lawrence E. Mock In memory of Suzanne Moe Kettler, class of 1980 Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Moir Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Morehead Mr. and Mrs. Clinton S. Morse Mrs. Joyce P. Murray ’55 Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin K. Murrow Neiman Marcus Group Ms. Melissa Nelson ’81 Mr. and Mrs. Jess Newbern III Newbern Foundation Mr. Richard Murray Newman ’40 Mr. and Mrs. John C. Newton ’82 Mr. Thomas H. Nicholson III Mr. and Mrs. Lessely Noel Mr. and Mrs. Mark P. Noftsinger 4 8 | H ONOR ROLL 2011– 2012
North Carolina Community Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Scott I. Oakford Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence J. O’Connell Dr. Ronald Oetgen and Mrs. Barbara Oetgen Meg Higgins Oliver Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Oliver Mr. Peter C. O’Neill ’85 Robert Owens ’73 and Catherine Owens Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Page Dr. Mamie S. Patterson Paul C. Kaiser Orthodontist, Ltd. Mr. and Mrs. Ronald W. Pendleton Jr. Pepsi Cola Company Mr. and Mrs. William A. Pilat ’85, ’85 Mr. Dale Pizzini ’74 Mr. Richard Poggendorf and Mrs. Brenda Porter Poggendorf ’81 Ms. Douglas F. Powell ’97 Dr. and Mrs. R. Keith Price Mr. and Mrs. Grayson B. Prillaman ’92, ’92 Terry ’69 and Beth ’72 Purvis Mr. Jeff Rakes ’83 and Mrs. Missy Rakes Mr. and Mrs. Greig W. Rance Mr. F. Eugene Rees Jr. Renaissance Charitable Foundation Brandon and Shannon Reynolds ’00, ’01 Mr. James W. Rhea, CPA Mr. Steve Rhodes ’74 and Mrs. Betsy Rhodes ’78 Mr. S. White Rhyne Mrs. Carole Crotts Rich Maj. Barton Richwine and Mrs. Bonnie Richwine Rev. and Mrs. Guy A. Ritter Jr. ’48, ’48 Robert Lee Stowe Jr. Foundation Inc. Dr. Cynthia Haldenby Tyson Mr. Berkley Roberts Mrs. Kathleen M. Robertson Mr. Frank P. Robertson Mr. Danny M. Robertson ’65 Mr. Frank A. Robinson and Ms. Frances Randall Mr. Ross R. Robinson ’75 Ms. Anne E. Roemer Rogers-Wilbur Foundation Inc. (L. Wilbur) Catherine Romeo Zdziarski Mr. Glen Rosendahl and Mrs. Jean Rosendahl Dr. and Mrs. Louis F. Rossiter Mr. Robert Rotanz ’78 and Mrs. Wendy Everbach Rotanz ’81 Dr. and Mrs. Robert F. Roth Mr. Craig S. Rowley Mr. and Mrs. Douglas C. Ruppel Mr. and Mrs. Walton I. Rutherfoord Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Sadtler Ms. Robin Sampson Mr. Roger W. Sandt ’64 and Ms. Judith A. Stauffer Mr. Carlton E. Saul ‘58 and Mrs. Peggy R. Saul Mr. and Mrs. David E. Schmelz ’78, ’79 Mr. Otto E. Schmid ’57 Dr. Susan J. Schumacher-Cox ’66 Dr. and Mrs. Louis O. Scott Mr. and Mrs. Richard Seed III Mr. Tod N. Senne ’74 Mr. and Mrs. P. Randall Shannon Mr. and Mrs. Larry E. Sharpe Sheraton Mr. Carl B. Sherertz ’42 Phil and Linda Shiner, Kent Shiner Mrs. Eva Lee Hamlett Shober ’53 Carrie and Joe Sindelar ’81, ’81 Ms. Susan L. Sink ’79 David R. Sipes D.D.S. Dr. and Mrs. C. Freeman Sleeper Dr. and Mrs. Richard A. Smith Mr. Alvin H. Smith ’52 Mr. and Mrs. Donald G. Smith Raymond & Jean Smoot Mr. Bruce A. Solomon ’80 Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Spellane ’92 Sprint Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Robert F. Stauffer Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Steele Steve LaMantia College Endowment Fund
Ms. Patsy Stevens ’71 Shop-In Food Stores Dr. and Mrs. Donald W. Stoutamire Mr. and Mrs. D. Harding Stowe Sr. Mr. Stuart P. Sullivan ’87 Mr. Greg Surabian ’76 and Mrs. Julie Surabian Mr. Donald M. Sutton Jr. ’76 Dr. Carol M. Swain ’83 Mrs. Kat Burns Swatt Mr. J. Samuel Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tesconi Ms. Mary Grace Theodore Mr. and Mrs. Gary E. Thompson Joanne and Glenn Thornhill Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James W. Thweatt Jr. Ms. Kathleen L. Toyoda ’68 and Mr. Larry D. Reser Mr. and Mrs. James D. Treco Mrs. Glover M. Trent Rear Admiral Ross H. Trower Mr. and Mrs. Jason L. Turbyfill Mr. Thomas M. Turk Mr. William A. Turk Mr. Jimmy Turk ’79 and Mrs. Allison Turk Mr. Robert M. D. Turk ’80 and Mrs. Laura B. Turk Christopher R. Turnbull ’00 Dr. William H. Turner ’63 Ms. Emily Umberger United Lutheran Appeal of Virginia Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Upton ’58, ’60 Mr. and Mrs. Andrew S. Veasey ’81 Verizon Communications The Village Vet Clinic Vinton Veterinary Hospital Virginia Tropical Snow, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Vollbrecht Mrs. Jean H. Voorhees Mr. Louis S. Waldrop Mrs. Elizabeth A. Walker Mr. Gary Walton Thomas & Sharon Brown Watkins Mr. William J. Watson Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James H. Watson Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Webster Mr. and Mrs. Thaddeus Weed ’83, ’84 Dr. Lucy Cline Weiss Munsey S. Wheby, M.D. ’51 Dr. and Mrs. Paul F. White Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin B. White Mrs. Helen Twohy Whittemore Mr. and Mrs. John H. Wick IV Mr. Scott E. Wilbur ’82 Mr. Michael C. F. Williams Mr. Jack Williams and Mrs. Susan Williams Mr. J. Richard Wilson ’52 and Mrs. Anne Montgomery Wilson ’55 Dr. Karen Winslow ’02 and Mr. Doug Winslow Dr. Nancy G. Witt ’51 Mr. Geldard H. Woerner Metro - D. C. Synod, Women of the ELCA Mr. and Mrs. Allen O. Woody III ’70 Mr. and Mrs. Justin M. Worrilow Ms. Audrey Wulfken Mr. Jared D. Yule Mrs. Jane Curran Zehringer ’77 Ms. Nancy Wacker Zindel ’71 Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Ziogas ’82 Mr. and Mrs. George E. Zubrod SUSTAINING ASSOCIATES Anonymous (3) Mr. Scott Allison ‘79 and Mrs. Bonnie Allison Mr. and Mrs. Gregory J. Apostolou ’77 Mr. Douglas W. Ayres ’53 The Rev. William R. Ballance Mrs. Charles M. Bergeson Booth Ferris Foundation Mrs. Robert B. Bower ’64 Mrs. Sharon McCulley Brammer ’69 Mr. and Mrs. E. Cabell Brand Mr. Joseph W. G. Brooks ’74 ‡ Deceased
Mrs. Kathryn K. Buchanan Mrs. Hilda Caldwell Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Carter Jr. Mr. Chris Caveness ’83 and Mrs. Tara Caveness Miss June L. Cheelsman ’47 Dr. and Mrs. William W. Cobbs II ’48 Mr. Edward L. Corson II ’71 Mr. and Mrs. Gregory D. Cundiff ’84 Mr. Warner Dalhouse ’56 and Mrs. Barbara Dalhouse Col. Thomas A. Darnall ’57 Mr. and Mrs. Donald B. Davis Jr. ’81, ’82 Mr. and Mrs. Mathias J. DeVito Dr. Ann-Marie Dixon Mrs. James C. Downs Mrs. Mary Jane Elkins Mrs. Wanda Frantz Elliott ‡ Mr. Fred Ellis ’63 and Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Ellis ’63 Mr. and Mrs. David S. Ferguson ’57 Mrs. Sibyl Fishburn Ms. Martha H. Goodwin ’64 Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Hamilton ’86 William Randolph Hearst Foundation Mr. George C. Henrich ’55 and Mrs. Helen D. Henrich ’55 Mr. Paul Higginbotham and Mrs. Martha Ann Bowles Higginbotham ’65 Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. Holt ’74, ’77 Mr. Christopher C. Jansing ’90 Mr. and Mrs. William A. Keller ’75 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Kirby Jr. ’81, ’82 Mrs. Nancy S. Krisch Mr. and Mrs. William M. Lane ’74 Mrs. Doris W. Lawrence ’49 Mr. Alexander Y. Lee Jr. ’55 Mr. and Mrs. Samuel L. Lionberger Jr. Drs. Larry A. and Jan H. Lynch Ms. Carrie H. McAllister ’87 and Mr. David A. Wright Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. McClelland Mr. Walter O. McCulley ’69 Mrs. Rural Edward Meadors Ms. Susan Lange Needham ’69 Dr. and Mrs. Geoffrey E. Nunn ’64 Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius B. O’Keefe Mrs. Roy R. Pollard Mr. and Mrs. Bittle W. Porterfield III ’68 Ms. Elizabeth J. Post-Cundari ’85 Drs. Richard and Helen Post The Presser Foundation Mrs. Virginia Rice Rice Foundation Inc. Ms. Vicki F. Roller Mr. and Mrs. Alan E. Ronk ’79 Mrs. Diane Rosenberg Ms. Leah L. Russell ’79 Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey R. Sandborg Mr. Hugh L. Sawyer ’74 Mrs. Deborah H. Selby Mr. and Mrs. Darell Semones Mr. and Mrs. Bailey B. Sory III The Starr Foundation Mrs. Virginia Stoner Mrs. Sally Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Andrew K. Teeter ’71 Mrs. Suzanne P. Thornhill Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Turner ’83, ’00 Dr. and Mrs. Carlos R. Vest ’56 Miss Elizabeth M. Weikel ’62 Mr. John P. Westervelt ’69 Mrs. Betsy B. Williamson Dr. L. Milton Woods YOUNG ASSOCIATES Ms. Raquel D. Barron ’12 Mr. Erich J. Behrens ’12 Mr. Matt Bolling ’10 Mr. Patrick G. Butkus ’08 Mr. Ben A. Case ’12 Miss Ashleigh B. Chiaviello ’06 Ms. Stephanie M. Colpo ’11 Ms. Jaina L. Diotalevi ’11 Ms. Kara M. Drabick ’12 ‡ Deceased
Ms. Rebekkah G. Ferrier ’12 Ms. Ariel L. Firebaugh ’12 Mr. and Mrs. Jack D. Gerdeman ’04,’04 Mr. Phillip M. Gereaux ’12 Ms. Gretchen L. Gingher ’12 Mrs. Lindsay H. Grist ’02 Ms. Bonnie D. Gumpman ’11 Mrs. Ellen A. Hammer ’11 Mr. James S. Heckman ’05 Mr. William C. Hoffman ’10 Ms. Serena M. Laughlin ’12 Mr. Matthew S. Lucas ’08 Mr. Avery D. Makel ’12 Ms. Danielle M. Martin ’12 Mr. Jeffrey J. Mayo ’11 Mr. Henry R. McKinney ’12 Mr. Trevor K. McNally ’12 Mr. and Mrs. Chris Melvin ’04 Mr. Mark W. Mitchell ’06 Mr. Preston W. Moore ’12 Ms. Hayley A. Newman ’12 Mr. Brendan T. O’Donnell ’09 Ms. Mary E. Pace ’12 Ms. Stephanie C. Parker ’12 Ms. Kelly E. Paton ’12 Mr. Michael R. Perry ’11 Ms. Amy L. Petersen ’10 Ms. Kerry L. Peterson ’07 Mr. Bryan T. Piatkowski ’12 Ms. Haley H. Rector ’11 Mr. Tyler A. Rinko ’11 Mr. Alexander P. Roy ’11 Mr. Stephen P. Rubertone ’12 Mr. Garrett D. Schaperjahn ’10 Mr. Corey Schmidt ’07 Mr. Adam E. Sexton ’11 Ms. Julie A. Sinclitico ’12 Mr. Aaron L. Slate ’12 Ms. Sarah B. Smith ’12 Ms. Cristyn M. Tepper ’12 Ms. Carlin D. Treco ’12 Mr. Jordan T. Troyer ’12 Ms. Gina M. Valles ’11 Ms. Chelsea A. Wade ’12 Mr. Daniel J. Waters ’12 Mr. Christian H. Weisenbacher ’12 Mrs. Emily VanFleet ’10 Mr. Willie A. Wolfman ’12 Mr. Paul W. Yengst III ’11 MAROON CLUB
CAPTAIN’S CIRCLE Mr. and Mrs. Michael K. Bast Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth J. Belton Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas A. Boccella Mr. and Mrs. Tony Byrd Dr. and Mrs. M. Paul Capp Mr. and Mrs. Morris M. Cregger Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Dotson Mr. and Mrs. L. Nichols Fairbanks III Mr. and Mrs. Leonard G. Getschel Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Edward J. Hamilton Mr. and Mrs. Clayton T. Hardon Mr. and Mrs. John Higbie Douglas and Peggy Horn Mr. Robert A. Johnston Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Kerr Mr. and Mrs. Bobby L. Ketron The Honorable and Mrs. Thomas J. Love Mr. and Mrs. Ronald N. Lundy Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Moir
Ms. Nancy B. Mulheren Mr. and Mrs. John C. Newton Mr. and Mrs. Mark P. Noftsinger Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence O’Connell Mr. and Mrs. Bill Pilat Mr. Berkley Roberts Dr. and Mrs. Louis O. Scott Mr. and Mrs. Alvin H. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Alvin C. Stump Mr. J. Samuel Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tesconi Mr. and Mrs. James W. Thweatt Jr. Mr. and Mrs. E. David Walter Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Thaddeus Weed Mr. Allen O. Woody III, Mrs. Dianne Hernandez Mr. Gary T. York Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Zdziarski II SILVER MEMBERS Ms. Amy E. Beck Dr. and Mrs. Paul C. Caldwell Mr. and Mrs. James H. Chapman III Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Conner Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Curtin Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Demshar Mr. Dennis D. Doran Dr. Kelly L. Gough Mr. Herbert D. Jones II Hyong Y. Kim Mrs. Angela C. Link , Mr. Nelson E. Link Dr. and Mrs. David D. Makel Mr. Kevin O’Kane Mr. and Mrs. Roger A. Petersen Mr. and Mrs. Grayson B. Prillaman Mr. and Mrs. John O. Redington Mr. James W. Rhea CPA Capt. and Mrs. Joe Schrantz Mr. Tod N. Senne Mr. Carl B. Sherertz Mr. and Mrs. Moses G. Skaff Dr. and Mrs. Raymond D. Smoot Mr. and Mrs. Robert Spellane The Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Nevin G. Standish Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Stevens Mr. and Mrs. Stuart P. Sullivan Mr. and Mrs. Andrew K. Teeter Dr. and Mrs. Devin J. Troyer Mr. and Mrs. William G. Warner Mr. and Mrs. Jack E. Williams Dr. and Mrs. Wayne H. Wilson BRONZE MEMBERS Anonymous (1) Mr. and Mrs. Shane Abernathy Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Baire Mr. Scott Becchi Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Bonanno Mr. Andrew T. Bonasera Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Bonasera Mr. and Mrs. David B. Chittock Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Connolly Mr. Andrew H. Crowder Mr. and Mrs. Charles K. Crowder Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cullinan Mr. Barry D. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Dishaw Jr. Mr. William C. Dorsey Jr., Ms. Leslie C. Rathjens Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Epperly Mr. Stephen A. Esworthy, Mrs. Dana L. Esworthy Mr. and Mrs. Paul Griffin Mr. and Mrs. Kevin S. Horner Nathan and Jenny Hungate Mr. C. Troy Keeney Ashley and Peter Larkin Mr. Jonathan E. Lee Mr. and Mrs. Kil Y. Lee Mr. Clifford F. Lindholm III Mr. and Mrs. Kevin L. Martin Mr. James J. Maybury, Mrs. Anh Tu H ONOR R OL L 20 11– 2 0 12 | 49
Mr. Barry T. Meek Mr. Brendan T. O’Donnell Mrs. Peggy Thompson Patterson Mr. and Mrs. Ronald W. Pendleton Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James A. Pennix Mr. and Mrs. Albert L. Prillaman Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Rotanz Mr. and Mrs. Louis Sackandy Mr. and Mrs. John R. Stafford Jr. MEMBERS Anonymous (6) Ms. Shirley J. Alderman Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Aldinger Mr. and Mrs. Cory R. Allen Mr. and Mrs. M. Scott Allison Mr. Jeff Gilbert, Mrs. Elise E. Andrews Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Antoszyk Mr. C. Homer Bast Mr. and Mrs. Stephen T. Bast Miss Jean Beamer Mr. and Mrs. Howard J. Beck Jr. Ms. Elise R. Bennett Mr. Benjamin Betts Jr. Mr. Stanley Blankenbiller Mr. and Mrs. Steven P. Bornick Kevin and Lisa Bowling Mr. and Mrs. Christopher A. Briggs Mr. and Mrs. Matt Brotherton Mr. William R. Burton John Buyer Mr. and Mrs. Robbie W. Cale Ms. Connie K. Carmack Mr. Andy Carr William and Janet Cassebaum Mr. and Mrs. Brendan E. Cavanagh Mr. and Mrs. Patrick K. Chenot Mr. Donald F. Chisholm Dr. and Mrs. Brian T. Chisom Mr. and Mrs. A. Mark Christopher Mr. and Mrs. John A. Coles Ms. Crisanne M. Colgan Mr. and Mrs. Robert Colgan Mrs. Christine K. Conner Ms. Gail Connolly Miss Philippe J. Cotennec Mr. Daniel J. Creel Mr. and Mrs. Fred S. Crittenden Maj. David L. Croswell Dr. David B. Crowe, MD Mr. Bryan R. Daddio Patrice Dalton Mr. John Daly Mr. Jay Dana William and Judith D’Arcy Ms. Ellen Darrington Mr. and Mrs. David G. Dillon Ms. Emma G. Dubrosky Mr. and Mrs. Louis Eacho Mr. Van T. Edwards Mr. and Mrs. Norman R. Eldridge Ms. Dorothy F. Elliott Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Emberger Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Engel Mrs. Gretchen B. Englander Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Fagan Mr. and Mrs. Gregory W. Feldmann Rhonda Fleming Mr. Richard G. Fox Ms. Sylvia Fox Mr. and Mrs. Frank Frick Rodney Furrow Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gadell Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gallagher Mr. John E. Gardner III Mr. and Mrs. J. Donald Gattie Jr. Mr. and Mrs. George A. Gearhart Mr. Jeff Gilbert, Mrs. Elise E. Andrews Mr. and Mrs. Edgar L. Green 5 0 | H ONOR ROLL 2011– 2012
Mr. S. Tucker Grigg Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Leo A. Grouten II Ms. Joanne D. Grymes Ms. Leigh Ann Guidi Julie A. Haddy, MD Chris Hankinson Mr. and Mrs. Kevin D. Hartz Ms. Linda Higbie Mr. George M. Hill Mr. Kevin Holshouser Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Howe Ms. Alicia Hsu Mr. John R. Hubbard Ms. Hillary L. Hudgins Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. Huffman Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Brian L. Hughes Mr. Jack H. Island Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Edwin B. Jarrett III Mr. and Mrs. C. Mark Jenkins Mr. Matthew Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey M. Jones Mr. Kirby Jordon Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Julg Mr. and Mrs. Nir Kantor Ms. Maya D. Kantor Mr. and Mrs. James J. Karwel Mr. and Mrs. William A. Keller Mr. Mark C. Kelly Mr. and Mrs. Erik Krauss Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Krzywicki Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Larocco Mr. and Mrs. Christopher A. Lawson Ms. Patricia A. Lee Mr. and Mrs. Howard E. Light Mr. Warren T. Light Mrs. Carol Torrance Lundquist Mrs. Doris T. Mabes Mr. and Mrs. Dennis M. Mahoney Mr. Avery D. Makel Ms. Mary Stewart Malone Mr. and Mrs. Timothy L. Martin Mrs. Joyce McAllister Mr. Gerald W. McDearmon Mr. and Mrs. Ronald M. McLaughlin Mr. and Mrs. Bruce E. Melchor III Mr. and Mrs. Randall Merritt Chad Miles Mr. Robert A. Millerick Mr. Zachariah C. Milton Mr. and Mrs. Page Moir Mr. Randall Moore Rev. and Mrs. Thomas Mullen Mr. Jack H. Neff Ms. Hayley A. Newman Mr. Walter T. Newman Ms. Marlene Oddo Mr. Thomas V. Oddo Mr. Bryan G. Oliff Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James P. O’Malley Mr. and Mrs. Durward W. Owen Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Parkins Mr. David B. Pate Mr. Jimmie E. Patsell Mr. and Mrs. Philip R. Peery Dr. and Mrs. Phillip Pellitteri Mr. and Mrs. Mark T. Petersen Mr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Phelan Ms. Joyce M. Pinnix Mr. Paul C. Porterfield Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Pouzar Mr. and Dr. M D. Powell Mr. Malvern L. Powell Jr. Mr. William R. Pratt , Mrs. Sandra C. Pratt Mr. and Mrs. John A. Presto Mr. Robert V. Prestyly Mr. Richard L. Purtz Mr. and Mrs. William E. Queen Ms. Haley H. Rector Ms. Mary J. Reed
Mr. Ronald A. Reed Mr. and Mrs. Brandon A. Reynolds Mr. Daniel J. Riley Ms. Kelsy V. Ross Mr. and Mrs. Reese W. Ruppersberger Mike Ruth Mr. Thomas S. Saunders Mr. Gerald S. Schafer Ivey E. Schlechter Mr. and Mrs. P. Randall Shannon Mrs. Donna Sherbo Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Shields Mr. Jeffery & Dr. Susan Short Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Shuba Mr. and Mrs. Lou Simonetti Mr. and Mrs. Gregory N. Sinclitico Ms. Julie A. Sinclitico David R. Sipes, DDS Mr. Douglas J. Skaff Mr. and Mrs. James J. Souders Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Sowers Ms. Joyce G. Spangler Mr. Brian P. Spellane Mr. Craig M. Stanley Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Steger Mr. Alexander D. Stepp Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sturgill Mr. and Mrs. Patrick L. Swope Mr. and Mrs. Stephen B. Tassie Mr. and Mrs. J. Harper Thorsen Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Thurston Mr. Jordan T. Troyer The Tsantes Family Mr. Brian W. Turpin Dr. and Mrs. Norman P. Uhl Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John Valles Ms. Gina M. Valles Buford C. Vass Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Wagaman Mr. and Mrs. John M. Wallman Mr. Brian O. Walter Mr. Michael P. Walter Mr. Christopher M. Walters Mr. and Mrs. John T. Weisel Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. White Mrs. Brenda M. Williams Mr. William Williams Mr. and Mrs. J. Richard Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wolinski Mrs. Cheri L. Zdziarski HONORARY MEMBERS § Mr. Benjamin A. Amos Mr. Patrick J. Baer Ms. Abigail K. Bjork Ms. Elizabeth R. Bransky Mr. John A. Claytor Mr. Joseph A. Coretti Ms. Brittany K. Cornett Ms. Karis L. Crosby Mr. Jonathan J. Dana Mr. Eric I. DeLong Mr. Patrick S. Fiske Mr. Zachary W. Folger Mr. Peter H. Foxen Mr. Nicholas A. Georges Jr. Mr. Patrick J. Guzi Ms. Elizabeth K. Hartge Ms. Kathleen M. Haugen Ms. Rachel C. Hawkins Ms. Leah M. Horan Mr. Andrew M. Howe Mr. Brian K. Ingold Ms. Jamie L. Johnston Mr. Jeffrey A. Keating Mr. Adam D. Kessler Mr. Brandon L. Ketron Ms. Katherine S. Kouri Mr. Paul L. Lapradd, IV ‡ Deceased
§ Student Athletes 2013
Ms. Kelsey L. Largen Mr. Colton W. Linton Ms. Felice M. Lowery Mr. Jonathan R. Mayberry Mr. James J. McNeely Mr. Jake F. Mercer Mr. R. Gregory Migliarese Ms. Nicolette A. Moats Ms. Katherine L. Muhvich Ms. Elizabeth K. Narwicz Mr. Matthew K. Osman Ms. Mary E. Pace Mr. Joseph M. Peery Mr. Robert J. Pepi Mr. Michael L. Rawlings Mr. William M. Ruberry Ms. Lauren B. Schwarcz Ms. Cristina R. Scichilone Ms. Joanna L. Sheldon Mr. Casey J. Shotts Mr. Logan M. Singleton Mr. Adam M. Skaff Ms. Sara E. Sloman Ms. Stephanie M. Spickard Ms. Capitola B. Sullenberger Mr. Matthew R. Wallman Ms. Lucinda R. Webb Ms. Sarah A. Witt SOCIETY OF 1842 Anonymous Members (50) Mr. Marc G. Adams Ms. Margaret H. Akers Col. B. B. Albert, USA (Ret.) ’49 Mrs. Lurty J. Alexander Mr. Franklin W. Allen ’71 Mr. M. Scott Allison ’79 Mr. Fred M. Altimore ’63 Mr. Gregory J. Apostolou ’77 Mrs. Dorothy E. Arthur ’40 Mr. John M. Atkinson ’57 Dr. Robert C. Ayers ’48 Mr. and Mrs. Douglas W. Ayres ’53 Mrs. Tracie Bush Baetz ’78* Mr. Melvin D. and Mrs. Kathleen M. Bailey The Rev. William R. Ballance Jr. Mrs. Donna C. Barker ’64 Miss Carla J. Barnes ’88 Mr. Glynn D. Barranger* Mrs. Helen C. Barranger (M) ’41, ’67* Mrs. G. W. Bassett ’36* Mr. C. Homer Bast Miss B. Jean Beamer ’52 Ms. Evelyn Stone Beasley ’49 Mr. Randolph C. Bell ’75 Dr. and Mrs. Robert D. Benne Mrs. Charles M. Bergeson* Ms. Nina S. Berke ’81 Mr. Edward J. Bernad ’77 Mr. J. Kermit Birchfield, Jr. ’68 Theodore and Lillian Blackwelder ’52 ’53 Mr. Thomas S. Blair, Jr. ‘85 and Mrs. Kimberly P. Blair ’93 Mrs. Rosemary D. Blanchard ’44 Ms. Teresa P. Blethyn Mrs. Marilyn Booker Dr. and Mrs. Robert Bondurant ’40 Mr. Charlie ‘74 and Mrs. Martha Boswell Mr. Christopher B. Bower ’90 Mr. Grahm E. Boyd ’04 The Rev. Richard E. Boye Mrs. Joyce R. Brace ’48 Mr. and Mrs. E. Cabell Brand The Rev. Lance and Mrs. Norma Braun Mr. William Brenton Jr. ’77 Mr. Joseph W. G. Brooks ’74 Mr. Matthew D. ’00 and Mrs. Kathryn M. Brotherton ’99 Miss Grace E. Brubaker Mr. George J. Buchanan Jr. Mrs. Kathryn K. Buchanan ‡ Deceased
* Charter Members
(M) Marion College Alumna
(E) Elizabeth College Alumna
The Rev. Delbert M. Burnett ’64 Mr. Richard K. and Mrs. Athena E. Burton ’54 ’52 Mrs. Jeanne Buster Mr. Herbert H. Butt ’51 The Rev. Dr. and Mrs. John F. Byerly Jr. ’50* Ms. Pamela L. Cabalka ’76 Mr. C. J. Caldwell ’78 Mrs. Clarence P. Caldwell Jr. ’41 Dr. and Mrs. Paul C. Caldwell ’66 Dr. and Mrs. M. Paul Capp ’52 Mr. John P. Carberry ’49* Dr. D. Rae Carpenter Jr. ’49 Mr. T. A. Carter, Jr. and Mrs. Jeanette Carter Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin R. Case* Mr. Dennis G. Case ’55 Mr. Landon J. Catron ’77 Mr. and Mrs. R. Mason Cauthorn III ’70 ’70 Mr. Christopher R. Caveness ’83 Miss June L. Cheelsman ’47* Mr. A. Mark Christopher and Mrs. Leslie Nunnally Christopher ’72 Mr. W. Morgan Churchman ’65 Dr. Gary A. Clarke Mrs. Kelah N. Clarke ’86 The Honorable and Mrs. G. O. Clemens* Mr. Robert G. Clements ’61 Miss Louise Clendenen L. Robert Clough, M.D. Dr. William W. Cobbs II ’48 Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Collins Mrs. Joan I. Conrad ’47 Mrs. Martha Ann Cook Dr. and Mrs. Robert T. Copenhaver ’54 ’53 Mr. Edward L. Corson II ’71* Mr. Charles T. Coyle III ’76 Mrs. Sally Fishburn Crockett Mr. Gregory D. Cundiff ’84 Mr. Warner N. Dalhouse ’56 Dr. James R. Dalton and Dr. Stephanie Pratola Col. Thomas A. Darnall ’57* Mr. J. Robert Davenport ’52 Mr. Sigmund E. Davidson ’43* Mrs. Kristen Skodje Davies ’79 Mrs. Charlotte Vinten Davis ’53 Mr. Donald B. Davis Jr. ’81 Dr. Thomas P. Davis ’53 Mary Jane de Carvalho, M.D. ’55 Mr. Robert Demarest Sr. ’59 Mr. Richard DeMartino ’86 Mr. David G. ’65 and Mrs. Patricia T. Dillon Mr. and Mrs. Glenn G. Dillon ’70 ’70 Steven J. ’66 and Marilyn M. Disbrow Dr. Ann-Marie Dixon Mr. Paul R. and Mrs. Carol Dotson ’64 ’64 Mrs. Elizabeth T. Downing Mrs. Cynthia C. Duncan Mrs. Mary Jane Elkins Mr. Philip H. Elliott Jr. ’51 Mrs. Fred Ellis ’63 Mrs. Beverly Eyerly Mr. and Mrs. L. Nichols Fairbanks III ’67 Ms. Barbara Sue Faries ’71 Mr. Richard S. Feller ’68* Mr. Alex E. Fenik ’52 Mr. and Mrs. David S. Ferguson ’57 *Dr. and Mrs. Norman D. Fintel Mrs. Elizabeth Snyder Fisher ’46 Mrs. Doreen H. Fishwick Mrs. Catherine Fix Dr. Garry A. and Mrs. Susan W. Fleming Mrs. Alice H. Fleshman Mr. Jack W. ’56 and Mrs. Bea Fleshman Mrs. Danae P. Foley ’92 Mr. and Mrs. William A. Fritz Jr. Mrs. Mimi Gerhardt-Roth ’83 Franklin Gilmore ’61 and Gail Gilmore Mrs. Carolyn ’80 and Mr. William Glasgow Mr. Mark L. Gobble ’87 Mrs. Joel C. Goldthwait Mrs. Sam R. Good
Ms. Martha H. Goodwin ’64 Dr. Deanna W. ’60 and Mr. Edward Gordon* Mrs. Herschel C. Gore Jr. Mr. James G. Graham Jr. ’78 Mr. R. Whit Gravely Jr. ’75 Mrs. Elizabeth L. ’67 and Mr. Douglas T. Gresham David M. and Susan D. Gring Ms. Judith B. Hall ’69 Mr. Michael A. Hamilton ’86 Mr. and Mrs. James W. Harkness ’64 ’65 Mr. Kevin Hartz ’92 and Mrs. Liz Hartz Mr. Joseph W. ’59 and Mrs. Virginia A. ’62 Hatcher Ms. Anne L. Haulsee ’68 Mrs. George S. Headford Mrs. Jessie Tise Heafner (M) ’36 ’37 Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Henrich ’55 ’55* Mrs. R. H. Hicks ’42 Mr. and Mrs. Paul Higginbotham ’65* Mr. John M. Hills* Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Hock ’55 Mr. Steven J. Holt ’74 Mr. John F. Horan Jr. ’70 Mrs. Peggy F. Horn ’76 Rev. Pam Berg Horner ’88 The Rev. L. Crockett Huddle ’49 Ms. Margaret S. Hudson ’71* Mr. Marvin R. Huffman ’55 Ms. Anne M. Hughes ’45 Mrs. Emma K. Hunter ’48* Dr. Burton G. Hurdle ’41 Mr. Reginald K. ’52 and Mrs. Mary Alice Hutcherson Mike and Barbara Hutkin Mrs. Suzanne Helm Ingram* Mrs. Robbie P. Irvin Harry I. Johnson Jr., MD ’48 Mrs. Susan B. Johnson Mr. Earl R. Johnston ’56 Ms. Elizabeth M. Jones Lt. Col. Harry M. Jones (Ret) Mr. and Mrs. Wayne V. Jordan ’77 ’75 Dr. Darwin D. Jorgensen Mr. George A. Kegley ’49 Dr. John D. ’50 and Mrs. Dorothea Keister Mrs. Edwina G. Keith (M) ’40 Mr. Joseph M. Keller ’43 Mr. and Mrs. William Keller ’75 Mr. Richard B. Kelly ’74 Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Kerr ’60 Mr. and Mrs. James A. King Jr. ’57 Miss Joyce R. Kipps ’50 Mr. Thomas C. Kirby Jr. ’81 Mr. Michael A. Knipp ’03 Ms. Heidi F. Krisch ’71 Mr. William M. Lane ’74 Mr. John ‘72 and Mrs. Diane Lang Mr. Kenneth C. Laughon ’65 Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Lawrence III Mrs. Weldon T. Lawrence Jr. ’49 Mrs. Margaret G. Lawson Mr. and Mrs. Patrick R. Leardo Mr. Alexander Y. Lee Jr. ’55 Mr. Charles R. and Mrs. Teri C. Lemons The Rev. and Mrs. Robert J. Lewis Mrs. Angela Lieb ’64 Mr. and Mrs. William J. Linkous Jr. ’51* Dr. Eugene I. Luna ’71 Mrs. M. Joseph Mancinelli The Reverend Dr. and Mrs. J. Luther Mauney Jr. ’60 Mr. and Mrs. Michael C. Maxey Ms. Carrie H. McAllister ’87 Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. McClelland Mrs. Sharon L. McCulley ’69 Mr. Walter McCulley ’69 Mr. James H. and Mrs. Joyce A. McDonald Dr. and Mrs. Bernard C. McDonnell Mrs. Joyce Parr McGrath ’90 Dr. Curtis S. McKee and Dr. Gail H. McKee Mr. James R. McLean III ’74 Mrs. Rural E. Meadors H ONOR R OL L 20 11– 2 0 12 | 51
Mr. Bruce E. Melchor III ’72* Mr. George Mikitzki ’74* Mr. William B. Miller* Mr. William G. and Mrs. Patricia S. Millington ’67 The Rev. Dr. Malcolm L. Minnick Jr. ’55 Mr. and Mrs. Lewis S. Minter ’49 Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Moir Mr. and Mrs. Page Moir Dr. Millie J. Moore ’68 Mrs. Suzanne Mott ’60 Mr. W. Raymond Motz ’43 Mrs. John A. Mulheren Jr. ’72 Mr. Robert D. Murphy Jr. ’78 Mr. William A. and Mrs. Clara Johnstone Nash ’74 ’74 Ms. Susan L. Needham ’79* The Rev. Carl O. Nelson Ms. Judith Nelson Mr. Richard M. Newman ’40 Lt. Col. Jane E. Norris ’74 Ms. Nina Novak ’74* Dr. Douglas A. Ockrymiek ’67 Timothy J. and Elizabeth G. O’Donnell Mr. Durward W. Owen ’55 Mr. and Mrs. J. Daniel Pace Jr. ’75 Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Page Ms. Joan Parrish ’75 Dr. Bruce L. Partin Ms. Peggy A. Patrick ’51 Dr. Mamie S. Patterson Mrs. Rebekah Paulson Mrs. Elizabeth J. Pence Mrs. Mildred Persinger Mr. Roger A. Petersen ’81 Dr. Marvin M. Phaup Jr. ’62 Mrs. Zoe L. Pine ’68 Mrs. Cathern Poindexter Mrs. Roy R. Pollard Jr. Mr. Herbert Popper ’44 Mr. Christopher W. Powell Jr. ’80 The Rev. J. Christopher ’75 and Mrs. Terry L. Price ’76 Mr. Bobby A. Prince ’92 Mr. J. Tyler Pugh ’70 Mrs. Tami G. Radecke ’95 Mr. Peter D. Ramsdell ’84* Capt. Arthur F. Rawson Jr. (Ret.) ’41* Mr. James C. Rhodes ’69 Dr. Robert F. and Mrs. Dorothy Roth Mr. S. White Rhyne Jr. ’52 Mr. John J. Ribar Jr. ’74* Dr. and Mrs. William B. Robey ’56 The Hon. Gilbert A. Robinson ’50 Mrs. Ray Robinson Mr. Robert J. ’67 and Mrs. Sharon L. Rohrback Stephany J. ’69 and John Romano Mr. and Mrs. Alan E. Ronk ’79 Dr. Stuart F. Ross ’72 Mrs. Lou Ann Toombs Ruppel ’72 Ms. Leah L. Russell ’79 Mrs. Jackie H. Sable ’76 Mr. Michael P. Sable ’77 Dr. Jeffrey R. Sandborg Mr. Robert C. Sargeant Carlton E. ’58 and Peggy Saul Mr. Alexander I. Saunders Mr. Hugh L. Sawyer ’74 Mr. William C. Schaaf ’71 Mr. J. Craig Schisler ’76 Bishop and Mrs. Theodore F. Schneider ’56 ’56 Dr. Susan J. Schumacher-Cox ’66 Mr. and Mrs. Charles N. Schumann The Reverend Glen Sea Mr. and Mrs. George W. Seals ’70 ’70 Mrs. Deborah H. Selby Mrs. Will J. Selzer Mr. and Mrs. Darell Semones Mr. P. Randall and Phyllis A. Shannon ’66 ’72 Mr. Larry E. Sharpe ’80 Mr. William N. Shearer ’44 Mr. Jim Shepherd ‘67 and Mrs. Anita L. Shepherd ’68 Mr. Carl Sherertz ’42 Mr. E. Lee Shiflett Jr. ’63 5 2 | H ONOR ROLL 2011– 2012
David R. Sipes, DDS ’56 Mr. J. Donald Shockey Jr. ’64 Dr. J. Martin Sipos Dr. and Mrs. C. Freeman Sleeper Mr. Alvin H. ’52 and Mrs. Betty M. Smith Mrs. Harriet G. Smith (M) ’59 Mr. H. Jerome Smith ’72 Mr. Brian Snediker ’82 Mrs. Lucile Snow Dr. Douglas Spadaro ’78 Mr. Robert P. Spellane ’92 Miss Elizabeth Spraker (M) ’34 Mr. and Mrs. John R. Stafford Jr. ’57 Dr. Francis J. Stapleton ’73 The Reverend Terrie L. Sternberg Ms. Patricia Stevens ’71 Mr. Thomas A. Stevens ’90 Mrs. Harriett M. Stokes ’35 Mrs. Laura A. Strausbaugh ’88 Mr. Stuart Parke Sullivan ’87 Mr. Gregory R. Surabian ’76 Mr. Donald M. Sutton* Mr. Donald M. Sutton Jr. ’76 * Ms. Gloria L. Tayloe ’60 Mr. Andrew K. Teeter ’71* Mrs. Arlene L. Teitlebaum Mr. David V. Thomas ’02 Mr. Robert D. Thompson ’71 Mr. Glenn O. Thornhill Jr. Mrs. Jack A. Thurmond ’51 Rear Adm. Ross H. Trower Mr. John R. Turbyfill ’53* The Honorable and Mrs. James C. Turk ’49 Mr. S. Maynard Turk ’49 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Turner ’83 Mr. Edward H. Underhill Jr. ’55 Mr. Joe A. Vance Mr. and Mrs. Terry L. VandeLinde ’73 Mr. Frans M. VanGelder ’39 Dr. Fred R. Vaughan ’57 Dr. and Mrs. Carlos R. Vest ’56 The Rt. Rev. and Mrs. Frank H. Vest Jr. ’59 Mr. Louis S. Waldrop Mr. Christopher M. Walters ’00 Mrs. William R. Walton* Dr. Sharon Brown Watkins ’64 and Mr. Thomas Watkins Mr. Stephen P. Watson ’72 Mr. Jeffrey A. Webb ’92 Dr. Gregory L. Weiss and Ms. Janet S. Jonas ’87 Mr. Robert S. Weiss ’92 Mr. John P. Westervelt ’69 Dr. and Mrs. Munsey S. Wheby ’51 Beverly Darden White Mrs. Mary W. Whitmire ’46* Mrs. Dorothy S. Williams Mrs. Frank M. Williams* Mr. R. C. Williamson James F. and Betty G. Wilson (M) ’51 Mr. J. Richard and Anne M. Wilson ’52 ’55 Mrs. Mary-Starke Higginbotham Wilson ’43* Dr. Betty Jean Winford ’47 Dr. Nancy M. Witt ’51* Mrs. Sandy L. Wolf ’76 Miss Beulah C. Wood ’40* Mrs. Carolyn D. Woodrum (M) ’62 Mr. Robert E. Wortmann ’60 Mrs. Rebecca C. Wright Mrs. Audrey Wulfken Mr. Robert A. Ziogas ’82
Mr. William H. Baker *Mr. Eugene M. Bane ’33 Mr. Samuel H. Barnhart Jr. ’43 Mr. William I. Bartlett Mrs. Mary Jane Bast Col. Nicholas Beckett ’25 Mrs. Kathleen Jones Beckett Dr. C. Randolph Benson Col. Charles M. Bergeson* Mrs. Bertie E. Berry Mr. John Clarke Berry ’21 Mr. Russell J. Berry Mr. Everett B. Bonham Ms. Grace H. Bosworth ’66 Mrs. Mary Mitchell Bowman Mrs. Mildred Boyd Mr. Donald E. Brace Dr. Ralph Braunschweig ’49 Mr. Harry J. Breithaupt Jr. ’35 Miss Anna E. Brown (M) ’49 Mr. James Russell Brown Mrs. Julian S. Brown* Mrs. Mary Miller Brown Mrs. Sara L. Brown ’52 Mr. Walter E. Brown Mr. Theodore W. Bruegel ’33* The Rev. Willis S. Buchanan ’53 Mr. Melvin F. Buck ’49 Mrs. Kathryn Coffman Buhrman ’35 Mr. Thomas J. Burch ’31 Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Bussey ’24 Mrs. Joan J. Butt ’52 Dr. Thomas E. Butt ’57 Mrs. James C. Byrley (M) ’27 Mr. Clarence P. Caldwell Jr. ’41* Mrs. Isaac Cannaday Mrs. Ruth C. Cannon* Mr. Gene F. Caprio Mrs. Gene F. Caprio ’38 Mr. William R. Carroll ’31 Miss Anne B. Carter ’31* Mr. Harold E. Carter ’38 Mrs. Juanita F. Carter Miss Edith A. Cerretani ’38 James P. Charlton, MD ’51 Mr. Eugene W. Chelf Mrs. Frances Miller Clark (M) ’28 Mrs. Louise K. Clark (M) ’34 Mr. W. Arles Clark Jr. ’37 Mrs. Kathryn Woods Cobb Ms. Kathryn Cobb Mr. and Mrs. Michael H. Coiner ’29 Lady Ethel MPH Collins HRH* Mr. Cecil E. Conner ’45 Mr. Peter C. Connolly ’88 Mr. Ronald R. Cope ’71 Miss Margaret Sue Copenhaver (M) ’32* Mrs. Anita Myers Cranford ’43 Mrs. Racella S. Crews ’34 Mrs. Jane Spencer Cromer ’47 Mr. and Mrs. Edward R. Cundiff ’38 Mrs. Marie Collett Curtis ’40 Dr. Charles E. Davis Jr. ’37 Dexter Davis, M.D. ’33 Mr. J. William Davis *Mr. Frank W. DeFriece Jr. ’46 Dr. Byford H. Denman ’20 Miss Hazel Diuguid Mrs. Betty Dooley Mr. Robert J. Downey Mrs. Robert J. Downey Mr. Carroll A. Downing Jr. ’62* Mr. James C. Downs ’59 Miss Mary E. Driscoll ’35 Mr. Henry A. Dudley ’35 Mr. John Duncan Mrs. May C. Duncan ’34 Mrs. Evelyn B. Eckman Mrs. Elizabeth Fisher Elan (M) ’36 Mr. Morris M. Elan Mrs. Wanda S. Elliott
1842 MEMBERS IN MEMORIAM Mr. and Mrs. I. Jack Adelson ’31* Mrs. Rose Greer Akers (M) ’21 Mr. Lurty J. Alexander Mrs. Josephine Minter Almond (E) ’21 Mr. and Mrs. William Ames Mrs. Anne Wallace Anderson Mr. John Randolph Anderson ’38 Miss Martha Anderson (M) ’43, ’46 Mr. Willis M. Anderson ’50 Mrs. Jeanne Louise Atkinson ’48 ‡ Deceased
* Charter Members
(M) Marion College Alumna
(E) Elizabeth College Alumna
Mrs. Virginia T. Kirkwood (M) ’27 ’31 Mrs. Dorothy Knee Mr. George F. Krafthofer ’60 Mary B. Kulik Mr. James H. Landis ’42 Mr. Anthony and Mrs. Jessie ’48 Lang Mr. Herbert S. Lauck ’21 Mr. Weldon T. Lawrence Jr. ’49 Mr. Creed K. Lemon ’34 Mrs. Sarah Lee Lemon Mr. Blake W. Liddle ’48 Mr. Robert W. Lieb Jr. Mrs. George O. Linberg (E)* Lt. Col. James L. Linebarger ’65 Mrs. Pauline S. Linebarger (M) ’32 Mr. Arthur and Mrs. Zoe Lovendahl Mr. Carter Lowance Mrs. Elizabeth Lowance Mr. Joseph A. Lucado* Mr. Herman J. Lukeman ’29 Mr. Elmer E. Lyon, Esq.* Mr. Bruce A. Mahan ’77* Mr. William A. Mahler ’21* Dr. M. Joseph Mancinelli ’39 Mr. and Mrs. Noble G. Marshall ’35 Mr. T. Chandler Martin ’28* Mrs. Audrey Mathews The Rev. Dr. and Mrs. J. Luther Mauney ’30* Mrs. June M. McBroom* Ms. Marguerite McNeil Mr. Harry D. McReynolds* Mr. Rural E. Meadors ’35 Mrs. Lucy E. Meiller Mrs. Blanche Virginia Menefee Mr. Arthur V. Merkel Ms. Gertrude Michel-Brown Mr. and Mrs. Norwood C. Middleton ’39 ’41 Dr. Barbara Jeanette Miller Mr. R. Jennings Mitchell ’23 Mr. and Mrs. J. Wesley Mitchell* Dr. and Mrs. William M. Moir ’25 Mrs. Margaret Moore (M) ’29 ’31 Mrs. Chalmers Morehead Mrs. Eleanor C. Morley Mrs. Doris W. Morris Mr. Lynn Morris Mr. Allen A. Mott Mr. and Mrs. Walter Muir Mr. John A. Mulheren Jr. ’71* Mrs. Dorothy Garst Murray The Honorable Leonard G. Muse ’20 Mrs. Lillian R. Muse Mr. Patrick D. Nalley ’73 Mr. and Mrs. E. Lucian Neff ’31* Mr. Thomas H. Nicholson Jr. ’51 Mr. John A. Noon Mrs. Sarah K. Norman Mr. Allan C. Otey ’31* Martha S. Palmer Dr. and Mrs. Joseph N. Payne ’49 ’50 Mr. James E. Pellett ’61 Mr. Richard B. Persinger ’33 Mr. Timothy L. Pickle III* Dr. Martha Kime Piper ’53* Mr. Joseph H. Poff ’25* Mr. Roy R. Pollard Jr. ’40 Mrs. Elizabeth Powell Mr. W. Bruce Powell Dr. and Mrs. Cornelius Ramsey ’44 Mr. D. Woodson Ramsey Jr. ’28 Mr. and Mrs. Irving W. Ramsey ’25 Mr. Kenneth J. Randall Mr. Jay E. Rauch Mrs. Katherine T. Reed ’41 Mr. and Mrs. George W. Ritter ’32 Mr. Roy H. Ritter ’26* Mr. Talmage E. Roberts ’35 David W. Robinson, Esquire ’19 Mr. Ray Robinson Mrs. Mabel Rosen (M) ’17* Dr. Frank E. Rowell ’49
Mr. Fred Ellis Dr. Rodolfo F. Fasoli ’30 Mrs. Betty J. Fenik ’49 Mr. William B. Figgat ’27* Dr. Charles H. Fisher ’28* Mr. Lawrence D. Fisher Jr. ’35* Mrs. Lawrence D. Fisher Jr.* Mrs. Lois Carlin Fisher* Mr. Robert S. Fisher ’36 Mr. John P. Fishwick ’37 Mrs. Mary Flickinger Mr. Ernest L. Folk ’52 The Honorable and Mrs. Henry H. Fowler ’29 Mr. Horace G. Fralin Dr. Herta T. Freitag Miss Susan B. French ’29 Mrs. Bertha J. Gale Mrs. Edith C. Garber Mrs. Ann H. Gardner-Gray* Mr. Lewyn H. Gardner ’25* Dr. Patricia M. Gathercole Dr. Aline Garretson Mr. George D. Garretson ’64 Mr. Olin Garrett* Mrs. Thelma M. Garst Mrs. Lounelle P. Gearing Mr. Robert Jenkins Geer ’75 Mrs. Mary B. Girdon Mr. and Mrs. Keith M. Glendening ’44 Dr. Joel C. Goldthwait Mr. Sam Good ’50 Miss E. Gay Goodwin (E) ’18 Dr. Carl W. Gottschalk ’42 Mrs. Sultana B. Grayeb ’52 Dr. R. Clark Grove ’22 Mr. Dillard L. Grubb ’36 Mr. Richard D. Guy ’38 Miss Annie B. Hackley Mr. Lawrence H. Hamlar Mr. E. Howard Hammersley Jr. ’38 Mrs. Isabel M. Hancock Mr. John W. Harkrader ’38* Mr. Charles N. Harner ’25 Mr. Harold W. Harris ’29* Mrs. Sue L. Harvey ’57 Mrs. Bessie Bennett Hauer Mr. George S. Headford Dr. R. H. Hicks ’48 Mr. Joe L. Hill Mr. Bentley Hite ’23 Mr. Richard Q. Hite ’54 Mrs. Cassandra Hite Mrs. Stella Heath Hodges Mr. Duke A. Hoffman ’23 Mr. Pendleton Hogan ’29* Mrs. Marie Utt Hoal Mr. and Mrs. Horace Hood III ’37 ’39 Miss Helena Mae Hoover Mr. Burt C. Horne Jr. ’37 Mr. Samuel Hoshour ’14 Dr. Joseph L. Hundley ’30* Mr. Richard W. Hunt ’51 Mr. Onza M. Hyatt ’27* Mr. Sidney Louis Hyatt Mrs. W. Oscar Hylton* Mrs. E. Burwell Ilyus* Mr. Wilbur H. Inskip ’32* Mrs. Eleanor Greever Jones (M) ’34 Mr. Leonard Kefauver ’33* Mr. William E. Keister ’45 Mr. Carlisle J. Kennett ’29* Mrs. Clarinda M. Kennett* Dr. Henry L. Kennett ’39 Mr. James G. Kesler ’70 Mr. Gustav E. Kiligas Mr. R. Sagen Kime ’14* Miss Alice Kimmerling (E)* Mr. Karl Kimmerling* Mr. Hartselle D. Kinsey ’21* Mr. Robert F. Kirchert ’36* Mrs. Cecile Dix Kirchner (M) ’25 ‡ Deceased
* Charter Members
(M) Marion College Alumna
(E) Elizabeth College Alumna
Mr. Reuben Roy Rush Mr. Thomas D. Rutherfoord ’37 Dr. John A. Sanderson Mrs. Robert C. Sargeant Mr. Steven K. Saunders ’71 Mrs. Martin L. Shaner Mrs. Isabel S. Shannon Mrs. Carl Sherertz ’45 Mrs. Clara Gardner Shires Dr. and Mrs. James B. Shuler ’31 Mr. James Wallace Sieg* Miss Katharine G. Sieg (E) ’25* Miss Martha Davies Sieg (E) ’27* Mrs. Marian B. Sisson Mr. William K. Skolfield* Mrs. Estelle P. Smith Mrs. Mary Ellen Smith ’36* Dr. Mary P. Smith Mr. Stanley R. Snidow ’39 Mr. William B. Snyder ’50 Mr. and Mrs. William R. Spencer Jr. ’45* Ms. Margaret L. Spradlin ’46 Ms. Mary Jane Spratt Mr. Edward A. Stanley ’14 Mrs. Marguerite M. Stanley Mr. Charles L. Stumpp Mr. Curtis A. Sumpter ’29 Miss Hannah Surh ’55 Mrs. Donald M. Sutton* Mr. J. H. Tabb Mrs. Evelyn B. Taney Mr. Robert L. Teitlebaum Mr. and Mrs. James W. Thompson ’49 Mr. and Mrs. Leonard M. Thompson ’42 Mr. David F. Thornton ’48* Dr. Jack A. Thurmond ’50 Miss Marguerite Tise (M) ’31 ’33 Mr. Deal H. Tompkins ’29* Ms. Betty L. Toone Mrs. Eva Rose Trexler Mrs. Margaret E. Trower Dr. Edward L. Tucker ’46 Dr. and Mrs. Charles G. Tusing ’32* Mr. William S. Tyrrell Mrs. Ruth V. Umberger Mrs. Katharine VanMeier Mrs. Claiborne W. Vinyard ’37 Mr. and Mrs. George Emery Wade ’36 Mr. John L. Walker ’25 Mr. William R. Walton* Miss Anna W. Warren Miss Nina Jo Warren Mrs. C. Davis Wassum* Mr. Leo J. Wellhouse Jr. Mr. Dudley E. Wells Mr. Lewis H. Wessinger Mr. Francis T. West ’41 Mrs. Esther Whitman Mr. Forrest S. Williams Dr. Frank M. Williams* Dr. Robert F. Williams ’29 Dr. William C. Williams ’43* Mr. and Mrs. Charles N. Wilson ’28 ’34 Mr. and Mrs. John M. Wilson, Jr. Mrs. Josephine D. Wilson ’48 Mrs. Mary H. Wise Mrs. Ruth Light Wise Dr. Luther Horn Wolff ’28 Miss Gladys C. Woodbury ’47
The 2011-2012 Associates, Young Associates and Maroon Club Members listed in this report are as they appear in Roanoke College’s records for July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012. The Society of 1842 members are listed as they appear in College records as of June 30, 2012. Although we make every effort to ensure that all information is accurate, there may be occasional errors or omissions. If your name does not appear or the information listed is incorrect, please contact Laura Rawlings at 540-375-2088 or email@example.com regarding Associates and Maroon Club, and Nella Hamm at 540-375-2483 or firstname.lastname@example.org regarding the Society of 1842.
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maroonmusings BY D R . DAV I D TAY LOR Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Pirates “Arrr” Educational: The Three Rs of an Academic Community
to getting to know you. Join an athletic team, a student organization, or a choir, and make new friends. Take time to turn your acquaintances into trusted friendships. Each person you get to know can help you in your life. Each can help you grow. Each can answer questions for you or be a resource for things you may need. Tell them when things make you happy and life is going well. Lean on them when you need them in times of stress or discomfort. These relationships will keep you engaged in our academic community, and will be more rewarding as time passes. REWARDS: We all love rewards, and some of our rewards in life come for free. It is not the free rewards or chance rewards that I want to talk about. For me, the rewards that are earned are the ones worth
“The rewards that are earned are the ones worth working for.”
Dr. David Taylor delivers the Opening Convocation Address on Aug. 28 in the C. Homer Bast Center.
Dr. David Taylor, assistant professor of mathematics, cleverly incorporated a bit of pirate speak into his 2012 Opening Convocation Address — and many words of wisdom. The following is an excerpt of his address, directed at the incoming freshman class.
n honor of the International Talk Like a Pirate Day on Sept. 19, I thought we could talk about how pirates can be educational. What single word comes to mind from common pirate speak? “Arrr.” I want to talk to you about three Rs that are romanticized in popular pirate culture: relationships, rewards, and responsibility — three Rs that will serve as the basis for your time here in our academic community. RELATIONSHIPS: Get to know your professors; they look forward
working for. You are here to learn. You are here to earn your reward for your studies here at the college — your degree. Go to class. Read your books. Engage in discussion. Each of these activities will be rewarding to you and provide you with the knowledge, background and skills necessary to succeed here. Do your homework. Study for tests. Proofread your papers. Use your time here to earn a good grade in your classes. Let those “A’s” be your reward for your dutiful classwork. After your four years, you will have earned your diploma, a reward itself, but the bigger reward you will have earned is your liberal arts education. We are about freedom with purpose. Freedom from “reliance upon received opinion.” Freedom from “entrapment within the conventions of our present place and time.” Freedom from “isolation within ourselves” and from “purposelessness.” Your reward, your liberal arts edu-
cation, will train your skills of “critical thought, sound research, and informed and reasoned debate” to allow you to form and support your own opinions. Your reward will give you a wider perspective that will let you comprehend our own legacies, the breadth of human history and the variety of human cultures. Your reward will deliver you into a world community of learners and sharers. A world of discovery and collaboration. With this reward comes the responsibility to continue the lessons of freedom with purpose throughout your lives. RESPONSIBILITIES: Of the three Rs, this is the most important. As you grow older, you naturally take on more responsibilities and have people and tasks that depend on you. Finishing a specific paper, organizing a campus event for your club, or meeting a friend for dinner are all responsibilities. But I want to talk about the larger responsibilities over the next few years. Namely, be responsible to yourself and to your professors. Take charge of your own learning. Keep yourself occupied. Ask for help when you need it. Do your homework. (If you think your professors give you homework because we love assigning, collecting and grading homework, become a teacher yourself and you will soon see that is simply not true.) Offer answers to questions that your instructors pose. Communicate with your professors. Take all of this advice together and remember to be responsible in your relationships with yourself and your professors. Let me mention one more “R” that is important to all of us: Roanoke. May your four years here be filled with friendships, fun, and, yes, finals. May your four years be filled with moments of greatness and memories that long last. May those four years also be filled with responsibilities, relationships, rewards, and many more Rs that find themselves within you. Welcome to Roanoke College. RC Roanoke College Magazine
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ing, dumb-bells and … light work on the apparatus, and various games.” The main floor served as the “basket-ball” court, and lower level for shower baths and water closets. The boys played their first basketball season there in 1911, and, unexpectedly, defeated several colleges “old in the game.” As wonderful as this new gym was, in less than two decades, it was deemed too small. The student body had increased in size by nearly 100 students and physical education was compulsory for freshmen and sophomores. Team sports were thriving, both in numbers of participants and offerings. In 1927, the Alumni
“Vigorous young men, especially those accustomed to outdoor life in the country, will find it important in the preservation of their health to take judicious exercise regularly, while they accustom themselves to the new conditions of College life.” “Roanoke College Catalog,” 1906-07 Gymnasium class in 1912
elieving that it was important to exercise the body as well as educate the mind, Roanoke College equipped a room or two with “light gymnastic apparatus,” housed in various locations on campus or off — rooms in the Main Building or the front rooms in a nearby house. In 1902-03, it was even proposed to raise the Ciceronian ceilings in Miller Hall, so as to have a “gymnasium, baths and water-closets” in the rest of the building. The monthly “Roanoke Collegian” frequently aired student frustration at the lack of an adequate gymnasium. So, imagine their joy when the new master plan in 1910 revealed not only dormitories and a Commons, but also a gymnasium measuring 30 feet by 71 feet. Plans called for the upper floor to accommodate physical training: “march-
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Monogram Club (men who had lettered) funded major improvements to the athletic fields. For $8,500, the Club built a new gridiron, baseball diamond and oval running track with a 220-yard straightaway. The following June, President Charles J. Smith reported to the Board of Trustees that a new gymnasium was an “immediate necessity.” The spring of 1929 brought forth student encouragement, especially forceful from The BracketyAck editors who listed “a new gymnasium” as first on a list of “What Roanoke College Needs.” Students had been kept in the dark, however. Two months later, the Buildings and Grounds Chairman W. W. Boxley announced the awarding of the gymnasium construction bid for $106,727 to Barbour & Son, and the heating contract for $9,000 to R.
H. Lowe & Company. Groundbreaking was June 10. Alumni Gym at its completion housed rooms and equipment to make it “one of the finest of its kind.” Pool, boxing and wrestling rooms, equipment rooms, locker rooms for home and visiting teams, and shower baths were located on the ground floor. Besides the basketball court itself, the main gym could seat 1,000 people. Athletic offices and handball courts flanked the court. The dedication was the first game, Jan. 11, 1930, a victory over the “V.P.I. Gobblers,” 30-17. It was another 50 years before a third gymnasium was built, even though student numbers had surpassed 1,000 in 1968. From 1967, basketball games were played at the Salem-Roanoke County Civic Center, but returned to campus for most games in 1976-77. Groundbreaking occurred on April 25, 1981, for the $2.6 million project, which more than doubled the usable space and seating of Alumni Gym. The building would provide support for 13 intercollegiate sports for men and women, plus a wide variety of intramural activities. Besides two full-size basketball courts, there were four racquetball courts, two classrooms, 10 offices, a student lounge, a Hall of Fame room plus six team rooms, locker rooms and more. Plans allowed for future expansion, including an Olympicsize swimming pool. Dedication came on Parents Weekend, Oct. 23, 1982, with college basketball television broadcaster Billy Packer as keynote speaker. The capstone, however, was the announcement by major donor John Mulheren ’72 that the facility was to bear the name C. Homer Bast Physical Education Center, after the recently-retired track coach, history professor and registrar. And, now, 30 years later, with a student population exceeding 2,000, 19 intercollegiate sports and 18 intramural and club sports, it is time to do it again. Let’s Go, ‘Noke! RC 55
90 roanotes Think you know a lot about Roanoke College? Chances are you do. But here are some facts that even those most thoroughly versed in all things Maroon probably never knew.
10,767 Roanoke College Facebook likes, as of November 2012. (We broke the 10,000 mark in August!)
$37.3million+ Amount of financial aid awarded to Roanoke students during the 2012-2013 academic year. (Financial aid sources include Roanoke College grants and scholarships, the federal government, the Commonwealth of Virginia and private outside sources)
445 Number of students who used Roanoke College’s new in-store book rental system. Online there were 46 more!
Number of alumni who work/live outside the United States. (Places of residence include Argentina, Bermuda, Brazil, Virgin Islands, Japan, Tanzania and Qatar.)
Majors now offered by the English Department: literary studies, creative writing and communications.
Number of Sigma Chi members living in the newly remodeled McClanahan Cottage on Elizabeth Campus. The new fraternity house was dedicated on Sept. 21.
Number of current RC students whose parents are alumni. (Pictured here: 2012 graduate Alley B. Ricker and her father, Peter E. Ricker Jr. ’89.)
Number of honors societies at Roanoke, including two new additions: The National Association for Leadership and Success and Lambda Pi Eta, a national communications society. (At left, the Phi Beta Kappa key.) — Compiled by Caitlin Mitchell ’13
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