â€œWhile Wesleyan College is to be congratulated on the great achievements of its past, it is to be felicitated even more on the opportunities for service in the centuries ahead...â€? P r e sid e n t F ranklin Delano Roos evelt 1936
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from the president Excitement is building as we continue the countdown to Wesleyan’s 175th Anniversary. How will you honor the “oldest and best” on December 23rd, the day of our founding – a mini reunion with classmates complete with a candle lighting ceremony and singing of our alma mater? Perhaps you will simply curl up and enjoy this issue of the Wesleyan Magazine, which highlights our history from cover to cover. Our 175th Anniversary celebration began months ago on campus and has included dozens of lectures and cultural events. In August, the Wesleyan community welcomed several distinguished visitors to our Opening Convocation, the official start of the academic year. The event was spectacular, complete with a procession of flags from every country represented by our wonderful students. Along with a proclamation from Macon Mayor Robert Reichert declaring September as Wesleyan College Month, we have received official letters of acknowledgment from President Barack Obama, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, State Senator Cecil Staton, Georgia Representative Robert Dickey, plus Former Presidents George H. Bush and George W. Bush. All send hearty congratulations! In September, we opened our 175th Anniversary Wesleyan Treasures exhibit. This beautiful six-venue presentation includes paintings, sculpture, objects d’art, documents, photographs, and dresses from the College’s permanent and special collections. Wesleyan’s most important works of art, including several impressive examples of our restoration program, are displayed alongside more contemporary works and a selection of period dresses, historically significant documents and student essay books, archive photographs, and other
memorabilia celebrating Wesleyan’s history as the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women. You will see more about the exhibit in this issue. Just last month, we were delighted by the talents of our students on stage in their production of Princess Ida, an operetta by Gilbert & Sullivan. A rarely produced musical comedy about a young princess who is pledged to marry a handsome prince but instead decides to found a women’s university, this new adaptation honored Wesleyan’s 175th with humor and style. (My favorite line – “If you want to lead like Knox, study law, wear running socks!”) Then, we kicked off December with a special 175th Anniversary Holiday Concert, featuring our Concert Choir and the Wesleyannes, followed by a reception in Oval Hall complete with birthday cake and a toast to all things Wesleyan. This semester has been busy indeed – and worlds of fun! Throughout our celebrations, we are ever grateful for all of you who make this Wesleyan experience possible. In the second half of this issue, we thank each of you who supported the College in Fiscal Year 2011 with your gifts for scholarships, endowment, special projects, and the Annual Fund. Please keep Wesleyan among your charitable giving priorities again this year. Together, we are helping to educate women of substance and action, women who lead and serve, and women who will continue to represent Wesleyan College well for the next 175 years. Now more than ever, I am confident in our quality, sure of our mission, and deeply honored to serve as your President. Thank you!
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Celebrating Wesleyan’s 175th As the Pioneer for Women’s Education
From Southern Lady to Suffragette The Life of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas
Wesleyan Treasures Celebrating 175 years of history through art, artifacts, and archives
Wesleyan Women and Style Inspiration from our Historic Dress Collection
Memories of Theatre Magic The Legacy of George W. McKinney
Fitting Well in the Saddle Equestrian program expands
Pearls of Wisdom Alumnae share wit and wisdom
32 SPARC 33 New Nursing Program 40 Pierce Chapel 42 Alumnae Club News 46 In Memoriam, Dr. Earl Strickland 47 Annual Investors’ Report
Miss Blaine Rose Shanks â€™54 on the steps of Pierce Chapel
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Through the efforts of a visionary group of members and ministers of the Georgia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church and Macon residents determined to offer women the same educational opportunities available only to men at the time, Wesleyan College was founded. On December 23, 1836, the Legislature of the State of Georgia chartered the Georgia Female College. In 1836, a college for women was truly a radical idea. We’ve said it so often that sometimes we forget the truth of that statement. From our vantage point in the twenty-first century, we can hardly imagine the challenges involved in such an undertaking. In 1836, Macon had been a town only for thirteen years. The first steamboat travel on the Ocmulgee River had taken place in 1829, just seven years earlier. Railroad travel was just getting started in Georgia.
1 Th r o u g h t h e Y e a r s 1836-1864 In November, 1836, the Georgia House of Representatives passed the bill to incorporate the Georgia Female College. On Friday, December 23, 1836, the bill received its final passage. In December, 1838, the College’s first building was completed: 160 feet long by 60 feet wide, with three story wings, and four stories high in the center, situated on four acres and enclosed with a neat and handsome fence.
Years would pass before Georgia had anything approaching universal public education, and the schools that were open were primarily available for boys – no girls allowed. In 1836, women were still eighty-four years away from having the right to vote. And yet, some trends were working in favor of such a bold idea.
Classes began January 7, 1939, with 90 students. Applicants had to pass examinations on orthography, reading, grammar, geography, and the four fundamental rules of arithmetic.
Something called the academy movement was going on, with approximately 108 academies existing in Georgia in 1829. These were rather like today’s two-year colleges, and most were for boys, but some were coeducational, and other female academies were founded and operated by women. Organized religion, particularly the Methodist Church with its emphasis on education, was in an intense period of growth.
“Whatever may be the ultimate fate of the enterprise - the design is good, the progress promising, and the prospect, as it looks out from the future, is gilded with the light of hope... Time will soon determine whether the Georgia Female College is to be a monument, or a mockery,” said George Foster Pierce, first president of Wesleyan College, February, 1840.
After months of public debate, a combination of Methodist and local civic leaders came together, and the twenty-one original Trustees of the College presented their bill for incorporation to the Georgia House of Representatives in November of 1836. It was passed and signed into law on December 23, 1836. Reverend George Foster Pierce, a highly regarded Methodist minister, was elected the first president of the Georgia Female College in 1838, and the doors opened on January 7, 1839. Ninety young women enrolled that first day, and the number increased to 168 by the end of the first term. Because some of the girls had attended Academy classes, there were students who entered at the level of first year, second year, and third year – no seniors that first session. But by the second year, eleven of these students had advanced to the fourth year, and in July of 1840, these eleven became Wesleyan’s first graduates.
The Skylight Club, circa 1920
The first graduation exercises were July 16, 1840. According to Catherine Brewer, the first student to graduate from Wesleyan College, “All were required to dress very plainly, eight yards of any material being sufficient for a dress.” The Georgia Female College was turned over to the Methodist Conference in 1843 and renamed Wesleyan Female College in 1844. First professorship in English Literature in America was established at Wesleyan Female College in 1844 (held by the Rev. Josiah Fletcher Andrew). The early 1850s saw the founding of the first sororities for women: Alpha Delta Pi (begun as Adelphean Society, 1851), and Phi Mu (begun as Philomathean Society, 1852). In 1855, Wesleyan President Osborne L. Smith stated his belief that public examinations served no valuable end and should be discontinued. The Board’s response was favorable. The first alumnae association of a degree-granting college was founded at Wesleyan in 1860. During the Civil War many colleges closed their doors. Not one year of academic life was lost at Wesleyan, though classes were suspended for two weeks in November 1864, during Sherman’s march through Georgia.
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Wesleyan survived early financial difficulties and opposition from those who did not approve of education for women. The College had been plagued by criticism that the cost of tuition and board was prohibitive for many. At its inception, the Trustees had set the cost for a year at $250, which included tuition of $100. Parents had to furnish the dormitory rooms assigned to their daughters. When the Trustees began to advertise for students in 1838, they were forced to reduce tuition first by $25 and then $50 and the cost of room and board from $150 to $120. From the beginning the founders wanted the school to offer a true collegiate education and for the courses to parallel those of the all male Methodist counterpart in the state, Emory College at Oxford, Georgia. Girls who were at least fourteen years old could be admitted to the freshman class, fifteen years old to the sophomore class, sixteen years old to the junior class, and seventeen years old to the senior class. Despite the fact that Trustees were forced to reduce entrance requirements in the beginning, they were determined to keep standards high; courses such as drawing, painting, and music were to be provided only if parents requested them and only offered when they did not interfere with more serious work. This was a remarkable goal at a time when the majority still thought women should remain silent and invisible outside the public domain and in the domestic sphere raising children and maintaining orderly households. Many ministers were still quoting Paul’s Biblical instruction in I Corinthians 14: 34 & 35: “Women should remain silent in the churches.They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says. If they want to inquire about something, let them ask their husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for women to speak in church.” These and other Bible verses were being broadly interpreted to say women’s minds and emotions were not suited for business, politics and –– unfortunately –– for education. But, thankfully, in Macon there were those who saw beyond these narrow views of women and their abilities. Wesleyan’s first president George Foster Pierce stated the view of the founders in his commencement address of July 16, 1840, when he said that the College was launching the graduates into a new life where: The removal of scholastic restraints may grant you redemption from irksome duties and an introduction to social life, but at the same time they give place to sterner demands and more onerous duties... High and holy ought to be the objects of your ambition… enlarged and vigorous your convictions of duty and moral requirement. On this high note, the first women’s college in America conferred degrees on its first graduates. In 1843, the Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church assumed greater responsibility and changed the name to Wesleyan Female College, shortened in 1917 to Wesleyan College, a name that honored the founder of Methodism, John Wesley. By 1849, a total of one hundred young women had received diplomas. With an average class size of eleven, the form of learning was recitation, whereby a young woman would learn her lesson and go to class prepared to present the material orally. The daily schedule was very regimented. The bell rang at 6AM and girls were required to answer to roll call in the chapel at 6:30 or 7AM for morning prayers. At 8AM, breakfast was served; at 9AM and 11AM, the bell rang for recitation; at 12PM for dinner; at 2PM and 4PM for recitation; and lastly, at 5PM for evening prayers and dismissal. The subjects listed in the curriculum were very ambitious when one considers the disagreement among educators about what was proper for women to study. Historian Elizabeth Young, author of Disarming the Nation: Women’s Writing and the American Civil War, stated, “The president and trustees of the institution took up the task of arranging a curriculum at a time when it was considered by some a profanation of the word college to connect it with the education of women.” As recently as 1835, the code of laws for Franklin College, later to become the University of Georgia, did not even allow women to be on the campus.
1 Th r o u g h t h e Y e a r s 1865-1962 Mary Eliza McKay graduated with Wesleyan’s Class of 1878 and became the first woman in Georgia to receive the Doctor of Medicine degree. In 1880, renovation began for adding two wings and indoor plumbing and heating to the downtown building. The exterior facade changed from Greek Revival to Victorian with towers and a mansard roof. At the turn of the century, athletics at Wesleyan consisted of a tennis court, a croquet set, and a large campus to walk on. In 1902, baseball and basketball were added and it was noted that, “still, we are as dignified as the students who attended college years ago.” Ai-ling Soong enrolled as a sub-freshman in 1904, and was soon followed by her sisters, Ching-ling and May-ling. The Soong Sisters were the first Chinese women to be educated in America. The Class of 1915 produced the first Veterropt (yearbook), named by senior student Evelyn Bettes. Veterropt is a combination for the Latin words for oldest and best. During the years following World War I and World War II, when there was not enough space in colleges nationwide for returning veterans, Wesleyan’s fine arts programs were opened to men, and several men earned degrees during this phase. In 1917 the word “Female” was eliminated from the title, and the school assumed its present name of Wesleyan College. Property in Rivoli was purchased in January, 1923. Fundraising chairman Orville A. Park proclaimed, “God must have selected the site at Rivoli and set it aside... It is ideal...not for the next ten years, but for the next century.” Classes on the new campus began in 1928. The first formal inauguration of a college president in Georgia was Wesleyan’s Dr. Dice Robins Anderson in 1932. Adelaide Su-Lin Chen Young graduated with the Class of 1933, and would become the first American woman explorer to enter the rugged Tibetan-Himalayan area. She was part of the expeditions that led to the arrival of the first giant pandas in the United States. In 1938, Hazel Jane Raines, Class of 1936, became the first woman in Georgia to be issued a commercial pilot’s license. The first woman chair of the Press Institute of the Georgia Press Association, Adelaide Wallace Ponder, graduated with Wesleyan’s Class of 1946. Conservatory programs joined with Rivoli campus in 1953. In 1953, Neva Jane Langley Fickling, Class of 1955, became Georgia’s first and only Miss America. Wesleyan Magazine Winter 2011
One of the earliest outlines of the curriculum can be found in a pamphlet, “Circular of the Georgia Female College for the Session of 1842-43.” It listed in great detail what was to be undertaken each year including arithmetic, grammar, geography, composition, algebra, history, rhetoric, and chemistry. Throughout their course of study the girls worked very closely with their instructors. In fact, faculty members lived in the same buildings with students to ensure their security and to supervise their progress. It was customary to have oral examinations at graduation and to present a composition. Life at Wesleyan was not all work and no play, however, as one might imagine from the regimen. Students enjoyed walks into town and to church and sitting on the steps talking with each other. They consumed numerous treats together such as molasses candy, saucers of strawberries, and ice cream. There was an ice cream shop in Macon they frequented and even an ice cream wagon that came up to the school. There were fireplaces in each room and the girls enjoyed making fires, talking, and “cooking cheese.” Also, students would often play a game called Gaces. On the front lawn they played a game called simply “base and thirdman,” probably something like baseball or softball. From this camaraderie at Wesleyan the first women’s sororities developed. The first society called the Adelphian Society was established in 1851 (and later became Alpha Delta Pi). The second Greek sorority, the Philomathean Society, was formed in 1852 (and later became Phi Mu). An interest in former students became apparent by 1858, when Wesleyan’s Trustees adopted a resolution that “the faculty be requested to take into consideration the propriety of having a meeting of the alumnae at the next commencement.” An organizational meeting of alumnae took place on July 11, 1859, at Macon’s Mulberry Street Methodist Church. In July 1860, during commencement week, the first annual reunion was held –– and thus was established the first alumnae association of a degree-granting college. From 1838 to 1860, the College operated from the original Georgian structure on College Street, with few modifications. In 1860, a separate chapel was built on the campus and later named Pierce Chapel after George Foster Pierce. In the 1880s, the College received a windfall gift from New Yorker George Seney and began the first major expansion of its campus. By 1900, the original building was expanded and transformed into a new Victorian-styled structure. Renovations included improvements to the interior and exterior of Pierce Chapel as well. In 1928, Wesleyan built a new and larger campus, located six miles northwest in an area of Macon called Rivoli, and moved the Liberal Arts College from its original College Street site to the new Rivoli suburban campus. The historic College Street building continued to house the School of Fine Arts, which consisted of the Conservatory of Music and the departments of art, theatre, and speech. In the mid 1950s, Wesleyan merged its Conservatory and School of Fine Arts with the Rivoli campus and permanently closed its downtown site. In 1963, the original Wesleyan College building, along with the original Pierce Chapel, was destroyed by fire. Today, Wesleyan continues to be a pioneer in women’s education. Since our founding in 1836 as the first college in the world for women, the Wesleyan experience has been built on four cornerstones: academic excellence, a dedication to women’s education, a foundation of faith, and engagement with the community in life-long service to others. Wesleyan has remained in continuous existence even through wartime. It is estimated that Wesleyan has graduated nearly 10,500 women to date, who have served and continue to serve their communities, churches, and professions as doctors, scientists, lawyers, ministers, musicians, missionaries, artists, veterinarians, teachers, and avid volunteers. Among them are women who – like Wesleyan College itself –– have not only made history but also changed history for future generations, like the first woman in Georgia to receive the Doctor of Medicine degree, the first to argue a case before the Georgia Supreme Court, the first to be issued a commercial pilot’s license, the first woman lieutenant governor of Florida, first woman elected to the Tennessee legislature, and first woman to be appointed poet laureate of state of North Carolina.
1 Th r o u g h t h e Y e a r s 1963-2011 The “Old Wesleyan” building on College Street and Pierce Chapel were destroyed by fire on February 23, 1963. The first woman Staff Director for the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee and first woman to serve in the roles of Democratic Chief Counsel and Chief Tax Counsel, Janice A. Mays, graduated with Wesleyan’s Class of 1973. In 1976 the Rotary Club of Macon, in conjunction with Wesleyan, initiated the first Rotary International Intern Program. Charlene Payne Kammerer, Class of 1970, became the first woman to be ordained Bishop of the Southeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Conference in 1996. The campus underwent extensive renovations and additions in 1999. Additions included Elizabeth Turner Corn Hall and Ernest & Pauline Pierce Corn Hall student apartment buildings and the Mathews Athletic Complex including tennis courts, softball and soccer fields, athletic center and running track. The equestrian center (dedicated as the Nancy Ellis Knox Equestrian Center in 2004) was expanded. Aunt Maggie’s Kitchen Table, an outreach initiative of the Lane Center, was awarded the inaugural Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Campus-Community Partnership Award in 2000. Through the efforts of the Wesleyan College Alumnae Association, the entire Wesleyan Rivoli Campus was designated the Wesleyan College Historic District on April 2, 2004, and is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places. In 2005, award-winning poet Kathryn Stripling Byer, Class of 1966, became the first woman to be appointed poet laureate of North Carolina. In August of 2007, Wesleyan College opened the $12.5 million Munroe Science Center, the first new academic building on campus since 1964. In January of 2011, Wesleyan re-opened the newly renovated Taylor Hall, Wesleyan’s former science facility, which now contains the best features of the building’s original 1928 design paired with 21st century technology, mechanical systems, and furnishings. Taylor Hall is the first Gold LEED-certified project in Macon, Georgia. In honor of the College’s 175th Anniversary, Macon Mayor Robert Reichert issued a proclamation declaring September, 2011, as Wesleyan College Month. Through the Years excerpts from Samuel Luttrell Akers, The First Hundred Years of Wesleyan College; (Macon: Wesleyan College, 1976)
Note: Special thanks to Dr. Carolyn Newton Curry for contributing to this feature article. Wesleyan Magazine Winter 2011
The Centennial Celebration of 1936 As we celebrate Wesleyan’s 175th Anniversary, we also remember the College’s legendary Centennial celebration in 1936. Not many alumnae are still living who participated in that grand event, but by all accounts the word “spectacle” is somehow inadequate to describe it. The weekend began with a Friday night banquet at the fashionable Dempsey Hotel in downtown Macon attended by more than 700 alumnae. The next day was the annual alumnae meeting. Members of the Class of 1870, all of whom would have been about eighty-seven years old, served as the special candle-lighters who inducted the seniors of 1936 into the Alumnae Association. Following a special alumnae luncheon, a pageant took place –– unlike anything seen on Wesleyan’s campus before or since. At the time, the new Rivoli campus was just eight years old. The area between Porter Gymnasium and Olive Swann Porter Student Center was a grassy field and actually served as the soccer field. A Greek-like temple was built just for this Centennial occasion on the site where Porter Family Fine Arts Building stands now. The narrator that day was Dorothy Blount Lamar from the Class of 1883. The script was written by Jenny Loyall, Class of 1912, and was based on a famous speech made by Daniel Chandler in 1835 at the University of Georgia – a widely circulated speech that argued for women’s education and is credited with setting the stage for the idea of a college for women.
A pageant, by definition, is an elaborate affair. This one illustrated a dramatic vision of Wesleyan’s story through dance and fabulous costumes. First came the slow Dance of Ignorance –– a portrayal of the unhappy state of women’s education in 1835. Next was the Procession of Representatives, in full regalia, of the sixty-one colleges in existence in 1835 (and, according to the program, “not one –– be it said to the disgrace of the nation –– dedicated to the cause of female education”). Then paraded figures dressed to represent Custom, Science, Wealth, Learning, Power, and Legislation, all of whom derided the symbolic Dream of Women’s Education in the Dance of Scorn. Next came a series of Famous Women of History in brilliantly colored costumes. Then came the reenactment of the Granting of Wesleyan’s charter and the triumphant entry of the symbolic figure of Wesleyan College; that role was played by Linda Anderson Lane, Class of 1919, dressed beautifully in a white gown and a flowing purple cloak. The pageant went on with the Dance of Hope. Scenes from Wesleyan’s history were reenacted, including girls portraying the first eleven graduates. The Atlanta Alumnae Club dressed as the charter members of the first Alumnae Association in the world. Wesleyan students danced the Dance of Triumph. Finally, the grand finale was the Procession of the Years, a parade of more than 300 alumnae dressed in period costumes of
every year since Wesleyan’s founding. All in all, thousands gathered on the campus to watch this spectacle unfold. Police at the time estimated that there were 5,000 cars on campus. But the weekend wasn’t over. In the early 1900s, Alumnae Weekend and Commencement exercises took place during the same weekend. During the Centennial celebration, the Baccalaureate service took place in the Macon City Auditorium on Sunday morning. Over 4,000 people attended –– including the students and faculty of Mercer University. The weekend concluded with Commencement on Monday morning –– on the downtown College Street site in the historic Pierce Chapel. Letters and telegrams poured in to the College from well wishers around the world and later from scores of those who had been here to witness the most amazing celebration in local history. There was even an article in the New York Times. One of those letters came from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and included this message: “While Wesleyan College is to be congratulated on the great achievements of its past, it is to be felicitated even more on the opportunities for service in the centuries ahead. May I congratulate the officers, the faculty, and the students of Wesleyan College. May you find in your heritage not only satisfaction but also inspiration to even greater future service.”
From Southern Lady to Suffragette by Dr. Carolyn Newton Curry
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“Poverty is not the worse evil that can befall us. I now realize what I have always thought that Dr. Franklin was right when he said, ‘If a man (or woman) empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from her. An investment of knowledge pays the best interest.’ The enemy can take all else – Thank God they cannot deprive me of education.”
NOTE: The above article represents portions of an address delivered by Dr. Carolyn Newton Curry during Wesleyan’s Opening 175th Anniversary Convocation in August, 2011. To learn more: “The Life of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas: The Making of a Nineteenth-Century Southern Feminist” by Carolyn Newton Curry (PhD dissertation, Georgia State University, 1987). Also: Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas, The Secret Eye, The Journal of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas, 1848-1889, ed. Virginia I. Durr (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1990).
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T reas u re s Celebrating 175 years of history through art, artifacts, and archives
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Gaspare Diziani (1689-1767). Adoration of the Magi. Oil on canvas. Samuel H. Kress Collection, Wesleyan College. Adopted by Mr. and Mrs. C. Brown Edwards
The history of Wesleyan’s “treasures” – paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures, furniture, musical instruments, costumes, objects d’art, documents, and embroideries – hails to the beginnings of the College itself. Commemorated in the Candler Alumnae Center murals by Athos Menaboni (Italian-American, 1895-1990), the Georgia Female College was chartered in 1836 to grant baccalaureate degrees to women; this was just over a hundred years after the founding of the State of Georgia, also represented in the murals. Based on the “sound philosophy” of fair education for women and “legitimate reasoning” that women should be “accurately tested,” Wesleyan’s charter is the key that opened the doors for women’s education. Wesleyan’s magnificent Treasures represent the belief upon which the College was founded: that education is the search for truth through the study of the liberal and fine arts, sciences, and professions. These works of art also express the heart of the College as a community of learners because Wesleyan students have always looked both into and beyond themselves as they contemplate the creations of God and
Gaspare Diziani (1689-1767). Adoration of the Shepherds. Oil on canvas. Samuel H. Kress Collection, Wesleyan College. Adopted by Mr. and Mrs. C. Brown Edwards
humans. In this 175th Anniversary year of the charter, we consider Wesleyan an inspired innovation; as the first president of the College, George Foster Pierce (1811–1884), stated in 1840 about this new venture: “the design is good, the progress promising and the prospect, as it looks out from the future, is gilded with the light of hope.” The Wesleyan Treasures have been donated and lovingly cared for by hundreds of people connected with the College: alumnae, faculty, staff, students, friends, and administrators. The greatness of the collection is owed first and foremost to the generosity of the early donors. For instance, many objects were given by three of Wesleyan’s most illustrious alumnae, the famous Soong sisters who greatly influenced Chinese politics during the tumultuous early twentieth century and who married political enemies. May-ling, an artist who later became Madame Chiang Kaishek (Class of 1916), is portrayed in a portrait by Lazar Raditz (1887-1956), a Russian-born artist who came to America in 1903 and was a portrait painter in Philadelphia. The Chinese collection of silks, paintings, and objects d’art is
located in the Benson Room, Candler Alumnae Center, and in the China Room in Lucy Lester Willet Memorial Library. On December 16, 1936, a philanthropist and lover of Italian art, Samuel H. Kress, presented to the College a late fifteenthcentury Madonna and Child painted in tempera on panel by the Venetian Renaissance artist Cima da Conegliano. Putting it into historic perspective, Dr. Samuel L. Akers, author of The First Hundred Years of Wesleyan College, 1836-1936 (published in 1976), remarked that Cima’s image was contemporary with Columbus’ landing on the shores of America and that the artist’s death occurred in the year that Martin Luther nailed his ninety-five theses on the church door at Wittenberg. In 1937, Samuel Kress made a gift of two more Venetian paintings to the College, The Adoration of the Magi and The Adoration of the Shepherds, oil sketches by the eighteenth-century Rococo painter Gaspare Diziani. Better than any textbook, these Kress paintings teach students to understand the fundamentals of stylistic development from the simple, classical, smooth, geometric style of the Venetian Renaissance
Cima da Conegliano (1459-1518). Madonna and Christ Child, tempera on panel. Samuel H. Kress Collection, Wesleyan College.
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William Stanley Haseltine (1835-1900). Laguna, Venice, oil on canvas. Helena Eastman Ogden Campbell Collection, Wesleyan College.
to the more complex, dramatic, dynamic, expressionistic style of the Rococo period. The Kress Collection is permanently installed in the West Gallery of Porter Family Memorial Fine Arts Building. Even before Samuel Kress donated the Venetian paintings, Wesleyan already boasted a substantial collection of American art thanks to artist Helena Eastman Ogden Campbell, a native of Georgia and a graduate of the Class of 1897. In 1932, Helena Campbell gathered more than 125 paintings from artists, patrons, and her own collection, and gave them to Wesleyan. She had an eye for top-quality painting and must have realized that American art would grow tremendously in value and importance. Among those she gave was Laguna, Venice by William Stanley Haseltine, an American who lived and painted in Italy from 1895 to 1899. Laguna, Venice expresses the warmth and serenity of the lagoon with its majestic sailing vessels and church of San Giorgio in the late afternoon light. Other paintings donated by Helena Campbell include: Nantucket 16
Houses by New York artist Margaret Huntington (1867-1958), who expresses the familiarity of a traditional American neighborhood with expressionistic marks and dashes of color, and one of Helena Campbell’s own paintings, Roses, in which the floral arrangement is placed in front of a picture of Moses. Macon relatives of Helena Campbell, artist and educator Dorothy Ogden Brown (Class of 1967) and art historian Katey Brown, recently curated a special exhibit of the Helena Eastman Ogden Campbell Collection at Wesleyan. Works from the Campbell Collection may be found in the East and West Galleries.
acquired his love of the sea in the early nineteenth century when he was an officer in the U.S. Navy, but he did not become a professional painter until after the Civil War when he worked in Memphis, Tennessee. On his way to work every day he passed the shop of a young sign painter, Charles Naegele, and would stop to chat. One day Naegele asked Collier to paint a sign depicting a window with a raised curtain and through which an outdoor scene could be viewed. The success of the trompe l’oeil view set Collier on the road to fame as a prominent New York artist and member of the Salmagundi Club.
The galleries in Porter Family Memorial Fine Arts Building were donated by Georgie Collier Comer, whose wistful beauty glows from her portrait by Tennessee artist Charles Naegele (18571944) currently hanging in the lobby. “Miss Georgie” donated about thirty paintings by her father, Cowles Myles Collier, who painted primarily seascapes until his death in 1909. This is the largest number of paintings the College owns by a single artist. No doubt Collier
In one of Collier’s most dramatic paintings, Over Seas in Unfurled Field (Moonlight at Sea), Collier captures the majesty and romance of the sailing vessel and the dark beauty of the sea in moonlight that he must have experienced as a young naval officer. In Waiting for the Pilot, the artist evokes the quieter mood of the sea and brings out more subtle coloristic effects of atmosphere and light. Charles Naegele said of him: “His intense love for ships
Ladzir Raditz. Portrait of May-ling, Madame Chiang Kai-shek, oil on canvas, Wesleyan College
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and for the ocean and his experience in the Navy fitted him well to become a marine painter. Even in a cat-boat, when he had sheet and tiller in hand, it was delightful to note the satisfaction on his face.” Some people are awed by the powerful and tragic aspects of the ocean. Colonel Collier was not. He loved it under all circumstances. The major stylistic characteristic of his paintings was not so much color, but the quality of color and Collier’s ‘feeling’ for it. Another friend, artist W. Granville Smith, said: “He did not depict the sea in its robust mood, but on the poetic side. He was a thorough student of every subject he painted and had an exquisite sense of color.” The Collier Collection may be found in the Cowles Myles Collier East and West Galleries and in the Burden Parlor. The Porter and Cade Collections are displayed in the Olive Swann Porter Building. The collections boast paintings, furniture, and objects d’art. Included are: an Italian chest and mirror from the Shinholser House, designed and furnished by Neal Reid; an inlaid Louis XVI commode; an inlaid Louis XV desk; a Chinese Chippendale mirror; and an inlaid cabinet from Brussels (containing a Satsuma vase). A sensitive portrait of Olive Swann Porter hangs in the lobby near that of her husband, James Hyde Porter, one of Wesleyan’s most beloved benefactors; both were painted by Charles Naegele. A dramatic and atmospheric painting of an Italian landscape by an anonymous Italian painter of the eighteenth century also graces the Porter lobby, as well as a George III mahogany secretary with applied carvings, gilding, and ivory inlays, donated by Dr. Robert J. and Margaret Edenfield. The Permanent Collection consists of numerous items given by individuals and includes exciting works on paper by important artists. For example, a suite of lithographic Cats by twentieth-century Dutch modernist Karel Appel, donated by Dr. Beverly Sanders, Jr., hangs in the Munroe Science Center, and colorful screen prints by Andy Warhol and 18
Sister Mary Corita Kent were donated by alumna Lynda Brinks Pfeiffer (Class of 1963). In recent years, Richard and Marjorie Lowrance have given a number of art works, including bronze sculptures of an Olympic Man on Rings and Olympic Woman on Balance by Thomas H. Williams (housed in the East and West Galleries). According to Wesleyan’s Director of the Center for Creative and Performing Arts, Lisa Sloben (Class of 2000), the College continues to receive beautiful and powerful works of art, ever expanding its collection. During the 175th Anniversary Treasures exhibit, several new acquisitions are being exhibited publicly together for the first time. These include: (1) Elizabeth Browne Crowe Bacon’s Lady Fishing c.1870s, a gift from the artist’s grandson, Frank M. Bacon. Mrs. Bacon was on the faculty of Wesleyan College from the 1860s through the 1870s as an art and music teacher. (2) Portrait of Gladys Parker McCoy by an anonymous artist c. 1900 (shown on page 13), a gift of Francis Tyrone McCoy, son of Gladys Parker McCoy. (3) Portrait of Joseph T. Derry, by an anonymous artist c. 1840. Derry was a Wesleyan faculty member and the grandfather of Gladys Parker McCoy. The other figure in the painting is an unidentified cousin. The painting is a gift of Francis Tyrone McCoy. (4) Julie McCraney Brogden’s bronze sculpture of Orion Tracking, a gift from Richard and Marjorie Lowrance. (5) Beverly Buchanan’s Floral Abstract, mixed media on paper, dated 1982, a gift from C. Terry Holland. (6) Emil Holzhauer’s Conservatory with Macon House, n.d., and also Asheville, NC Front Porch, 1941, a two-sided watercolor on paper given by Gail Thompson Webster-Patterson (Class of 1964). (7) A suite of four limited edition Salvador Dali lithographs donated by Dr. Robert J. and Margaret Edenfield. The displays of historic dress in the East and West Galleries, Benson Room, Burden Parlor, and Willet Library present a panoramic view of period attire from the 1830s through the 1980s. While the
early treasures reflect the influence of Southern culture and heritage and the later costumes express cosmopolitan chic, each individual costume represents, in its material and design, a story that is special to Wesleyan’s history. For instance, the home-grown, cotton-spun material of the early-nineteenth-century day dress bespeaks of a simple and perhaps difficult, but pleasant rural life; the intricately-patterned lace adorning graduation and wedding dresses suggest the delicate beauty of a refined lady. Then, the tailored apparel of an early Red Cross nurse’s uniform reflects a self-sacrificing, courageous woman, while the dramatic flair of a 1950s piano recital dress reveals the inner passion and artistry of a musician. Finally, Miss America’s gown (on loan from Neva Jane Langley Fickling, Class of 1955) expresses all the grace and elegance of the beauty queen herself, and the twentyfirst-century inaugural gown portrays the dignity and brilliance of Wesleyan’s first alumna president, Ruth A. Knox (Class of 1975). In short, the historic dress exhibit manifests a timeless expression of feminine fashion-forward couture de jour. According to the Director/Archivist of Willet Memorial Library, Sybil McNeil, the Wesleyan College Archives holds significant collections of materials that provide insight into the history of the City of Macon, the State of Georgia, and Wesleyan College. The Archives serves as the repository for the records of the College and holds papers of missionaries like Mary Culler White (Class of 1891) and writers such as Rebecca Caudill Ayars (Class of 1920). Actress Eugenia Rawls’ (Class of 1934) papers include her own accumulation of memorabilia related to nineteenth century British actress Fanny Kemble (1809-1893). Among the prominent archival collections is that of the Soong sisters; Madame H. H. Kung (Class of 1906), Madame Sun YatSen (Class of 1913), and Madame Chiang Kai-Shek. Some of these artifacts are displayed in a special collections reading room in the library known as The China
Room. More recent collections include that of Betty Thompson (Class of 1947), journalist and past editor of The Christian Century, and Anne Carlton Blanchard (Class of 1947), teacher, author, and dramatist. Papers and artifacts of Joseph T. Derry, an early professor at Wesleyan College and author of works such as History of the United States for Schools and Academies, were donated by his great great granddaughters, Catharine Burns Liles (Class of 1966) and Hazel Burns Struby (Class of 1974), and by his great great grandson, Francis T. McCoy. One of the newest collections given to the College is that of the Park Family of Macon; the gift of Judge Orville Park’s library forms the basis for the Georgiana Special Collections in The Georgia Room of the library. Letters written by students at Wesleyan College both during and after the Civil War are a rich resource for the study of Georgia in that era, just as a collection of student essays from 1845 to 1907, currently being transcribed and digitized, is meaningful to a study of women’s history. Research into the collections held in the Archives is available by appointment. Many objects are on display in Willet Library during the 175th Anniversary year. While many individual works stand out for their beauty or expressive power, the value of the Wesleyan Treasures lies in the strength of the collection as a whole – one that has great aesthetic and educational importance to students, scholars, and art enthusiasts. The College is grateful to the Linda Harriet Lane Fund for its generous support of our Wesleyan Treasures exhibit and the major renovations recently made to the Cowles Myles Collier East and West Galleries. LIBBY BAILEY, Wesleyan College Professor of Art; B.F.A. (Drawing and Painting) University of Georgia; M.F.A., (Drawing and Painting) University of Georgia; Ph.D. (Art History) University of Georgia. We give special thanks to Libby Bailey for her contribution to this feature article. Dr. Bailey has studied art in Cortona and Florence, Italy, and has recently begun to study art in England, France and Germany. She has exhibited her work throughout the U.S. and in Italy and currently has two exhibits on display in Georgia: Holiday Prints at the Georgia Museum of Art, in Athens (through January 8, 2012) and Living LARGE at The Gallery at Town 220, in Madison (through January 28, 2012).
For many years now, the Adopt-A-Painting Committee has worked with painting conservator Catherine Rogers, paper conservator Marion Hunter, and frame restorer Nancy Newton to restore works of art to their original brilliance. These skilled conservators have literally saved the art from disintegration and destruction by removing darkened varnish, straightening warped canvases, consolidating cracked and flaking surfaces, filling in paint losses, removing mold and mildew from fragile paper, gold-leafing frames, and miraculously putting a Chippendale mirror back together after a damaging fall. The 175th Anniversary exhibit features many paintings that have been restored to their original splendor, including Edward Dufner’s painting, The Pink Lady; Water Breaking on Large Rocks by Frederick Waugh; and Jane Peterson’s Bowl of Zinnias. Another final example of an “extreme makeover” is The Two Sisters (shown above) by Francis Coates Jones (1857-1932); it was in a very precarious condition, suffering from a large gash that is hardly noticeable today. The job of conserving all of Wesleyan’s Treasures is collaborative and continuous. The College has made the collection more accessible to visitors by keeping the galleries open and staffed with student docents during regular hours. President Knox states, “I would like Wesleyan’s collection to be widely known and respected for its quality and for attracting a steady stream of visitors, researchers, and supporters.” In support of Wesleyan’s art restoration program, your tax-deductible donation may be made by credit card or in the form of a check payable to Wesleyan College and designated for Art Restoration or Adopt-a-Painting. Please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at (478) 757-5187 for additional information about specific needs or paintings awaiting adoption. Thank you for investing in the preservation of our special Wesleyan Treasures. A catalogue of the Wesleyan Treasures exhibit is available for $10 in the Campus Store. Wesleyan Magazine Winter 2011
Wesleyan Style In step with history and the world around them
During the early planning stages for Wesleyan’s 175th Anniversary Celebration, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College Vivia Fowler proposed offering a group of students a credit-bearing elective course in which they would create a “Living History” of Wesleyan similar to what one might see at The Alamo, Old Salem, or Old Williamsburg.
“We were inspired by a number of different programs that do historical interpretation, but did not pattern ourselves after any particular one,” Huber said. “One of the students had historical interpretation experience, and we visited a former student, Forrest Curtis Wolff ’10, who works in public history and has participated in historic interpretation at Bulloch Hall in Roswell, Georgia.”
“Imagine visitors walking from building to building on campus, ‘meeting’ Wesleyan women from the past who talk about their experiences at the College,” Fowler said. “Imagine talking to one of the Soong sisters. Or a young Julia Munroe on the steps of Taylor Hall talking about science education in the early 1900s. Or one of the first African American women who attended Wesleyan.”
The project required each student to research a decade of Wesleyan’s history and report on what was happening at the College, in Macon, in Georgia, and around the world during “her” decade. Students relied on resources available in the Wesleyan Archives and the Georgia Room, and some who were researching recent decades were able to conduct interviews with Wesleyan alumnae. Students created a profile and a narrative for a Wesleyan woman of their assigned decade and then designed and constructed original costumes that reflected their research findings. Studying more than a century’s worth of Veterropts, College catalogs, and historic photographs, class members researched fabrics and styles of clothing and sewed the costumes themselves.
The idea was introduced to Assistant Professor of History Dr. Karen Huber who was eager to add the course to Wesleyan’s history curriculum. So, Spring semester 2011, History 397: Public History and Historic Preservation was created, with the living history project as the core of the class. Huber’s primary goal was to give history students “real life” experience conceptualizing, planning, and carrying out a public history event. Her second goal was for current students to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of Wesleyan’s rich history and the evolving life of Wesleyannes over the last 175 years.
“Kelsey Tinsman and Crystal Osburn brought sewing skills to the project, and the other students worked hard to learn how to sew,” Huber said. “Dean Vivia Fowler was our champion seamstress she stayed late with us on countless nights. And at one point we had the entire staff of one local fabric store helping to cut our endless bolts of fabric and offering advice on our project.”
Thirteen students enrolled in the class, but it was such a popular project that four others joined the group just for fun. “It was a fantastic experience and really did create an esprit de corps among the students. We had students with majors as diverse as history, music, art history, psychology, and biology. The experience brought them all together, and I think they’ll remember it for a long time,” Huber said. Several students have continued to interpret their decades this semester, even though they are no longer receiving credit for the class. Making their debut during Alumnae Weekend in April 2011, the living history students mingled with the crowd in full costume and provided visitors facts about Wesleyan from its founding in 1836 through the 1980s. As a result, one alumna donated a treasure trove of vintage clothing, and another alumna and employee of the historic Hay House in Macon invited two students to participate in a 1940s-themed event held there in September. The group has also been invited to cemetery walks and other events related to the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War. In September, October, and November, living history students guided walking tours of Wesleyan’s historic campus in conjunction with the Wesleyan Treasures exhibition and Open Saturday visits. Their costumes and the dresses on display in the exhibit provide special insight into the commonality and diversity of the Wesleyan experience during student days and
beyond. The dresses not only are beautiful but also narrate stories of the everyday lives of Wesleyan women and how they expressed themselves through fashion as students, graduates, and women who have made a difference in the world. According to Dr. Huber, there will be a project every time History 397 is offered, but it won’t be the living history project. Since the planning and research have been done, she said, the living history project can now exist as an extracurricular organization. In the future, Huber anticipates working with the Wesleyan Archives and community or alumnae groups, to find other types of public history projects that students can reasonably complete in the course of a semester.
Dr. Karen Huber and students from History 397 thank Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College Vivia Fowler, Director of Alumnae Affairs Cathy Coxey Snow ’71, and Director/Archivist of Willet Memorial Library Sybil McNeil for their enthusiastic help with the project. Thanks to Julia Winter, who generously invited the class to stay at her home during a class field trip to Tallahassee. Special thanks to mothers and grandmothers of the class who helped sew the costumes. Research and facts for the following section provided by living history students: Marissa Duhaime, Elizabeth Golden, Amy Denise Jackson, Libby Long, Crystal Osburn, Kelly Page ’11, Hannah Rawcliffe, Kaitlyn Rentz, Callie Rollins, Barbara Sandoval, Belle Thomas ’11, Kelsey Tinsman, and Rachael Webb ’11.
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1860s Around the world After ten years of construction, Egypt opened the Suez Canal, allowing water transportation between Europe and Asia. The Salvation Army was founded in London’s East End by a former Methodist Minister, and Russian author Leo Tolstoy published War and Peace. In America The United States was embroiled in a Civil War during the first half of the decade. From 1861 - 1865 the Union army fought against the secessionist Southern Confederacy. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation outlawing slavery in America two years before he was assassinated. America’s First Transcontinental Railroad was completed in 1869, connecting America’s East and West coasts. At Wesleyan College Two and a half decades after Wesleyan was chartered, students were studying courses such as geology, reading, spelling, writing, scripture, geography, grammar, arithmetic, composition, and vocal music. The average college year lasted nine and a half months and consisted of two terms. Tuition, board, meals, fuel, and laundry cost each student $170 per year. Homespun plantation cotton dress - post Civil War The cotton used to make this dress was grown on George Washington Wingfield Stone’s plantation in 1860. Stone was professor of mathematics at Wesleyan (1819-1851). The cotton was spun and woven on the same plantation, and the indigo for the dye was raised by his daughter, Emma. This dress was worn successively by Wesleyan students Susan “Tudie” Stone (Class of 1867), Emma Stone (Class of 1870), and Sara “Sallie” Stone Branham (Class of 1885). Gift of Dr. Sara Branham Matthews (Class of 1907), daughter of Sallie Stone.
1880s Around the world In 1882, President Chester A. Arthur signed the Chinese Exclusion Act, placing strict limits both on the number of Chinese immigrants allowed to enter the US and the number allowed to become naturalized citizens. In October of 1886, the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France, was dedicated in New York Harbor, and in 1887, Britainâ€™s Queen Victoria celebrated her fiftieth year of rule. In America The United States began this decade of inventions and advances with telephones in about 50,000 homes. By middecade, George Eastman had patented the hand held camera and Thomas Edison had invented the light bulb. As more Americans moved westward in search of space and a new life, Buffalo Bill Cody opened his Wild West show, and the legendary outlaws Billy the Kid and Jesse James were brought to justice. Mark Twain published Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and in 1888, a new magazine called National Geographic was introduced. At Wesleyan College Thanks to a gift from George I. Seney in honor of his mother, a Victorian facade was added to the original Greek Revival building on the downtown campus. Wesleyan women were not allowed to keep money in their room or have debts. If a young woman wished to attend an event off campus, it had to be approved by her parents and the president of the College. Visitors also required prior approval and none were allowed on campus on Sunday. Periwinkle taffeta dress, 1880s replica At age 71, Mamie Rowland Chance (Class of 1884) wore this dress in Wesleyanâ€™s Centennial Parade. During the Centennial (1936), each Alumnae Club chose a particular decade to represent. The Waynesboro Club chose the 1880s in honor of Mamie, who made the largest gift from an alumna to The Loyalty Fund that year - $125.
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1900s Around the world Amid a decade of industrial growth and cultural movements the first Nobel Prizes were awarded. Finland was the first European country to give women the right to vote, Picasso introduced Cubism, Queen Victoria died, and Albert Einstein proposed his Theory of Relativity. In 1904, ground broke on the Panama Canal, eventually providing easier shipping access between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, and people all over the world enjoyed the relatively new British game of ping-pong. In America The 20th century started with a boon for transportation, including the first flight at Kitty Hawk, Henry Ford’s introduction of the Model-T, and New York City’s first subway. Americans fell in love with the Teddy Bear, the World Series, and Kellogg’s Corn Flakes. In 1909, the NAACP was founded, advocating social justice for African-Americans. At Wesleyan College Rigorous demands of discipline and dedication were placed on Wesleyan students in order to hold them at the same level as students at other colleges, especially male colleges. The women of Wesleyan followed a strict daily schedule that consisted of a 6 am wake up call, a school day completely devoted to studies with only one hour of free time, and a 10 pm bedtime. Students participated in athletics such as softball, tennis, and basketball. In 1900, Wesleyan students performed in the third annual STUNT. Wedding dress, 1906 This wedding dress worn by artist Helena Eastman Ogden Campbell (Class of 1897) is made from two Chinese shawls which belonged to Helena’s mother. The silk underskirt was part of her mother’s wedding dress. Helena was the recipient of the 1950 Alumnae Distinguished Achievement Award and founder of Wesleyan’s Helena Eastman Ogden Campbell art collection.
1910s Around the world Europe was embroiled in fighting the “war to end all wars.” Many American men volunteered to fight for the Triple Entente (France, Britain, and Russia) and American women volunteered their support by serving as nurses and ambulance drivers. Amidst the carnage of the war was the outbreak of Spanish Influenza, which spread to both Europe and America killing thousands. In 1917, the United States entered World War I by declaring war on Germany. In America The Nestor Company opened the first film studio in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, and within the decade, “Hollywood” became the nickname for the now-famous entertainment industry. In 1912, Arizona and New Mexico entered the Union, and Arizona, Kansas, and Oregon gave women the right to vote. At Wesleyan College The 1910s saw an important change in Wesleyan’s curriculum when Spanish was added to the list of foreign language courses. In 1913, the third Soong sister, Mayling (Madame Chiang Kai-shek), began her first year at Wesleyan. In 1914, the sororities Alpha Delta Pi and Phi Mu were abolished. Soon after, the class-year system was established to include Pirates, Golden Hearts, Purple Knights, and Green Knights. Red Cross uniform, c. 1918 Worn by Leila Harrison Anderson (Class of 1897), the only Wesleyan alumna to serve as a Red Cross nurse in France during WWI. Leila could not complete her degree at Wesleyan because she wanted to become a nurse. She went on to become part of the first class at Wesleyan Monumental Hospital School of Nursing, later the Emory University Hospital of Nursing. She is the sister of W.D. Anderson, who served many years as a Wesleyan trustee and chair of the board and for whom Anderson Dining Hall is named. In 1971, Leila received the Wesleyan Alumnae Award for Distinguished Achievement.
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1950s Around the world The 1950s were dominated by the Cold War and its two superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union. The Space Race heated up when America launched its first successful satellite into orbit four months after the Soviets launched Sputnik. Fidel Castro seized power in Cuba, and Herman Wouk, Ernest Hemingway, and William Faulkner were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. In America On June 25, 1951, CBS broadcast the very first color TV program. Unfortunately, very few people owned a color television. The US Supreme Court paved the way for the Civil Rights Movement with its landmark 1954 ruling in the case of Brown v. Board of Education. In medicine, Dr. Jonas Salk developed a vaccine for polio. Alaska and Hawaii became the 49th and 50th states, Robert Bannister broke the four-minute mile, Disneyland opened, Elvis danced on Ed Sullivanâ€™s show, and Legos were introduced. At Wesleyan College The 1950s were exciting times at Wesleyan both academically and structurally. The Rivoli campus was expanded to include Porter Family Fine Arts Building, Huckabee Hall, Bradley House, and the ADPi fountain. The academic curriculum was expanded to include study abroad, philosophy, and interdepartmental majors. Robert Frost read at Wesleyan in the 1940s, and in the 1950s the College hosted Robert Penn Warren as a lecturer. Pink tulle strapless dress, c.1954: Nina Beth Sheppard Terrell (Class of 1958) had this dress made for a piano recital, and later donated it to the Collegeâ€™s permanent collection of treasures. An education and religion major, Nina participated in the Glee Club as a student, and as an alumna she served as president of the Alumnae Association (1970-1973). In 1995, she was honored with the Wesleyan Alumnae Award for Distinguished Service to the College.
1980s Around the world In the wedding of the decade, Lady Diana Spencer married Prince Charles in London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral while 750 million people around the world watched on television. Considered the worst nuclear power plant accident in history, an explosion and fire at Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine released large quantities of radioactive contamination into the atmosphere. In 1989, the world celebrated the fall of the Berlin Wall. In America In 1981, Sandra Day O’Connor was the first woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Pac-Man, Rubik’s Cube, and Cabbage Patch Kids were all the rage, and Sally Ride became the first American woman in space. Ted Turner launched CNN, Exxon Valdez spilled millions of gallons of oil in Prince William Sound, and President Bush announced he didn’t like broccoli. At Wesleyan College Wesleyan College’s tradition of the Marker Ceremony began in 1986 during the celebration of the College’s Sesquicentennial Anniversary. The Katherine Payne Carnes (Class of 1913) Lecture Series was established in 1987, and in the Fall of 1989, all first year students at Wesleyan were given their own personal computers. Emerald silk taffeta ball gown, c. 1980 Designed under her own label, Lenora Jackson, Ltd., this handmade dress from her first line of clothing was worn by and a gift from Kathryn Jackson Hardy (Class of 1977). In 1992, Kathryn was noted as “the youngest designer to have shown on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach.” Now retired from the fashion industry, she has renewed her fine art career as a portrait artist, water colorist, and sculptress. She has also started her own line of perfume called Tursiops.
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Michael and George McKinney with members of Alpha Psi Omega theatre fraternity. circa 1985.
Memories of Theatre Magic George McKinney came to Wesleyan to teach theatre in 1964. During the next twenty-five years, McKinney became one of Wesleyan’s most beloved faculty members. In fact, students and faculty admired him so much that they referred to him as “Sir.” As the Theatre Program’s resident designer, George filled the Porter Auditorium stage with astonishing sets for over one hundred theatre productions, many of which he also directed and most of which he captured in still photography with his ever-present camera. He taught theatre arts to hundreds of Wesleyan students, including his own children. His set designs won awards and were published in magazines and books. In his spare time, George made jewelry and, in retirement, wrote novels. By the time McKinney retired from full-time teaching in 1989, he had become a legend. George W. McKinney was born March 29, 1923, in Cramerton, NC, to the Methodist circuit minister Reverend Clyde McKinney and Winnie Smith McKinney. As a child, George lived in several North Carolina communities, most significantly Rural Hall, Bostic, and Jamestown. After graduating from high school in Jamestown, McKinney served in the Army Air Corps. In 1946, having completed his military service and eager for an education, he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he completed his undergraduate degree in 1949. That summer, he worked as property master at the wellknown outdoor drama The Lost Colony. McKinney then
returned to UNC-CH and earned a Master of Arts Degree in Technical Theatre and Speech in 1951. While at Chapel Hill, George was invited to join the school’s prestigious “Carolina Playmakers,” a theatre company made up of graduate students and professionals. In 1950, McKinney married Doris Pegram, a theatre practitioner like himself. They spent the summer of 1950 in Cherokee, North Carolina, as professional members of the premiere production of Unto These Hills, a play written by Kermit Hunter to dramatize the history of the Cherokee Nation. For this outdoor epic, sponsored by the Cherokee Historical Association, George initially worked as properties master while Doris was on the costume crew. Beginning in the summer of 1951 and continuing today, Unto These Hills has been professionally produced each summer at Cherokee, becoming one of the United States’ best-attended summer theatre events. From its inaugural season through the summer of 1985, Unto These Hills was a frequent artistic home for members of the McKinney family. During that time George would serve as assistant technical director and eventually technical director, and Doris continued her affiliation with the costume department. Their two daughters Lisa (McKinney ‘74) and Karen, performed as dancers and son Michael joined the cast as an actor, and later, at age thirteen, became assistant properties master.
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In 1951, George was hired by the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign to teach technical theatre and speech. Nine years later, McKinney moved his family to Portales, New Mexico, to teach technical theatre and design at Eastern New Mexico University. His next stop was Lamar Technical University in Beaumont, Texas. Finally, in 1964, George McKinney joined the theatre faculty at Wesleyan College as associate professor. After a few moves around Macon, the McKinney family settled in the house on Green Oak Terrace where Michael still lives today. When George McKinney came to Wesleyan, the Theatre Program offered a bachelor of fine arts degree. Eventually becoming chair of the theatre department, McKinney taught courses in set, costume, and lighting design; make-up; public speaking; theatre production; and introduction to theatre. In addition to his teaching duties, he was the stage manager and technical director for all events held in the Porter Auditorium. George was also responsible for designing all theatre productions and directed several each year. In his production class, he taught small armies of students to construct the fabulous sets and lighting he’d designed. A number of his stunning India ink set renderings now 30
hang in a special exhibit in the Porter Auditorium lobby as a testament to McKinney’s extraordinary artistry. In addition to his set designs, McKinney was nationally renowned for the special technical effects he created for Wesleyan’s theatre productions. One of these—an extraordinary blooming pumpkin vine—which he created for the play Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater, won a 1976 Theatre Crafts Magazine Technical Theatre Competition Award. “I designed this effect twenty years ago and have only used it once or twice,” McKinney told a reporter for Wesleyan’s Times and Challenge. McKinney loved directing children’s plays partly because he could enchant his audience with fantasy worlds and special effects like the blooming pumpkin vine. During his years at Wesleyan, George directed and designed at least one children’s play annually. According to the eulogy given by colleague and friend, retired Professor Emeritus of Music Fletcher Anderson, “George introduced thousands of central Georgia youngsters to legitimate theatre. He would fill that stage with some amazing characters—a dragon, a mermaid, gypsies, trolls, a minstrel, a wicked baroness…and that was only one production!” For the set of another children’s play titled The Butterfly,
George designed a space filled with oversized objects, including a pitchfork and a matchbox, so that the insect characters like Butterfly and Spider, played by human actors, would seem tiny in proportion. McKinney’s photographs of this set reveal the success of this strategy: the actors posed against enlarged set elements appear to be perfectly pint-sized. McKinney never lost childhood’s love of playful expression. As a child himself, McKinney developed a passion for photography, especially “trick photography,” that lasted throughout his life. In 1955, prior to his arrival at Wesleyan, McKinney’s “trick” photo of a kitten pouring a glass of milk, created in the days long before Photoshop made manipulating photographs easy, won first place in an annual photography competition sponsored by the Illinois Commercial News. When his family was in residence at Unto These Hills, George’s haunting photographs became the cover art for the show’s season programs. Once ensconced at Wesleyan, George documented all of the theatre productions in black and white stills and in color slides. One of McKinney’s favorite shows was The Women, by Clare Booth Luce, designed and directed by George at
Wesleyan in 1979, with a cast of thirty women. McKinney’s set design for The Women rose three stories high on the Porter Auditorium stage, featuring a total of eight different rooms for the ladies of this 1936 comedy to occupy. To document the set design for The Women, George took the standard photographs, with and without actors, and also created another “magical” image of the set with himself standing or sitting in each of the eight rooms. Eventually becoming Wesleyan’s campus photographer, McKinney shot numerous non-theatre Wesleyan events over the years, including an evocative photograph of Banks Hall taken one foggy evening, which became the cover of a Wesleyan choral recording titled “Wesleyan College . . . 3:00 A.M.” A print of this photograph titled “Foggy Banks” hangs in the current exhibit in Porter Auditorium Lobby. When George McKinney retired from full-time teaching at Wesleyan in 1989, he was sorely missed. A grateful faculty and administration awarded him the status of Professor Emeritus of Theatre in 1991. Occasionally, McKinney returned to the College to teach a course or to view a production, but spent much of his retirement in a new career as an
author, publishing four novels under the pseudonym Geohn C. McAmby. He also continued his longtime hobbies of jewelry-making and woodcarving. George W. McKinney passed away on March 17, 2006, at age 82, and was buried in Walkertown, North Carolina, next to his wife, Doris Pegram McKinney. In honor of this remarkable man who contributed so much to the life of the College, Wesleyan’s theatre program wishes to establish the George W. McKinney Memorial Theatre Award to be given to a deserving theatre major each year. To make a donation to help establish this award please contact the Office of Advancement at (478) 757-5187. JAN LEWIS, Wesleyan College Assistant Professor of Theatre; B.A. Brandeis University (Theatre Arts); M.A. University of California, Berkeley (Dramatic Art); M.F.A. University of California, Los Angeles (Directing); Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara (Dramatic Art). We give special thanks to Jan Lewis for her contribution to this feature article. Dr. Lewis joined the Wesleyan Theatre program in Fall 2006 as a scholar, teacher, author and director. Three of her recent Wesleyan productions have won awards for “Excellence in Directing” from the Kennedy Center/ American College Theatre Festival. She co-authored the script for her 2010 production of Medea/Myth and wrote the adaptation for her 2011 production of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta Princess Ida.
SPARC: Igniting the Fire of Math and Science Education The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Wesleyan College $576,000 for its Math/Science Student Preparation and Retention Collaborative (M/S SPARC). Through this five-year grant funded by the NSF-sponsored Scholarships in Science and Technology Engineering and Math (S-STEM) initiative, two cohorts of high achieving, socioeconomically disadvantaged women from rural and inner city schools across Georgia will receive financial and programmatic support for a successful career in the fields of math and science. Wesleyan has welcomed eight SPARC scholars who plan to graduate with degrees in chemistry, biology or mathematics for the 2011-2012 academic year, and recruitment for a second cohort is underway. In awarding this grant, the NSF noted Wesleyan’s outstanding postgraduate outcomes in science and math majors and its continued success in offering excellent academic support programs to its students. According to NSF, in 2010 the S-STEM program received 363 proposals from institutions of higher education nationwide, requesting approximately $204 million. Of those submitted only 80 proposals were chosen for funding, totaling approximately $40 million, making Wesleyan’s receipt of this award particularly noteworthy.
Wesleyan College Associate Professor of Biology, Dr. Holly Boettger-Tong claims, “We are delighted to receive this level of funding for our science and mathematics scholars. This SPARC initiative will provide exciting, novel programming for the young women who are selected as scholarship recipients. In addition, positive SPARC Scholar outcomes will allow us to institutionalize some of these grant-funded activities, which will benefit countless future Wesleyan students.” According to the grant, “The need for SPARC is great in Georgia, where there is a disparity in high school mathematics and science achievement in terms of race and socioeconomic status. The current success of Wesleyan College in recruiting and retaining a diverse student body provides an ideal environment to support SPARC Scholars. Since 1836, Wesleyan College has emphasized the importance of science as well as classical learning in the education of women. This history has paid modern benefits since over seventysix percent of natural science and mathematics graduates pursue advanced degrees or are employed in mathematics or science-related occupations. Of these graduates, twenty-five percent are women of color.” Dr. Beottger-Tong claims that the College will seek to add additional diversity to the next SPARC cohort by targeting more rural areas.
Students who qualify for SPARC receive not only financial support all four years at Wesleyan, but also integrated academic support, internship opportunities, summer academic bridge programs, early engagement in undergraduate research, support from facility advisors, and peer and almunae mentoring. Scholars meet monthly with faculty advisors to discuss issues like time management, course work, and goals for their future success at Wesleyan. Peer mentors serve as academic tutors and also serve as general confidants to discuss sisterhood, social pressures, and other helpful tips regarding course loads. SPARC scholars will have an opportunity to complete research through a Maymester Research Intensive where they will present their research at a professional conference during their senior year. SPARC scholar Chelsea Widner from Sylvania, Georgia, is currently completing high school while enrolled at Wesleyan as part of Georgia’s “Move on When Ready” initiative and plans to pursue a major in chemistry. “Support from the SPARC funds helped make my decision on whether or not to pursue an early start at Wesleyan more clear,” she claims. As this year’s SPARC scholars begin their journey at Wesleyan, it is anticipated that eighty percent of them will graduate and ninety percent of these graduates will pursue advanced degrees or employment in STEM fields. Data from Wesleyan’s SPARC program may also be used to further advancement of other initiatives at other larger institutions that have adopted smaller learning communities.
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Wesleyan College to add Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program In response to statewide demand for qualified registered nurses, Wesleyan College is developing a pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing program with courses to begin Fall Semester 2013, pending full approval by the Georgia Board of Nursing and The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/ Commission on Colleges. Hallmarks of the program will include an emphasis on women’s health and holistic nursing. Georgia is experiencing a significant nursing shortage. While the supply of registered nurses across the state has remained fairly stable, the demand for health care services has been rising rapidly. In 2006, the Georgia Department of Labor projected that our state would need nearly 20,000 additional registered nurses by 2012, and the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) estimates that the shortage of RNs could jump to 37,700 by 2020 if supply does not increase dramatically. Projections vary widely, but the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) estimates a national nursing workforce shortfall of more than 500,000 by 2025. With some estimates as high as 1 million by then, current nursing programs must increase the number of graduates by 90 percent and new nursing programs must be established. According to Wesleyan President Ruth Knox, “Addressing the statewide shortage of qualified registered nurses
is critically important, especially to the Central Georgia region. We are diligently working to create a program that will be distinctive in its focus on women’s health and wellness. Our program will be quite demanding in its preparation of registered nurses who will be prepared for graduate level training and advancement to management and other leadership roles within the health care industry. Adding this competitive nursing degree program will not only prepare a significant number of trained and highly educated graduates for our regional medical industry but also attract a number of new professionals to our region.” A recent survey administered by GoalQuest, Wesleyan’s online enrollment management vendor, indicated that 40% (986 inquiring students) considered the availability of a nursing program “somewhat” or “very important” in their decision to attend Wesleyan. The College is confident that the development of a strong nursing program will attract a great number of high caliber students which will help address Georgia’s nursing shortage by educating patient-centered, criticalthinking nurses who can help transform health care throughout our community and state. Admission standards and accompanying expectations for academic and clinical achievement will be demanding. Wesleyan expects to begin with cohorts of 25 to 30 students.
In October, the Trustees of The Peyton Anderson Foundation awarded Wesleyan College a generous grant of $900,000 to help establish the new Nursing degree program. “News of the Foundation’s support has invigorated the many faculty and staff members who have already dedicated long hours to the development of this exciting program,” said President Knox. “We thank The Peyton Anderson Foundation for their confidence in our mission. We are especially grateful for this leadership level of support during these first two years as it will allow us to focus our full attention on developing curriculum, recruiting a highly qualified Director of Nursing, and equipping our teaching laboratory.” Having received the Georgia Board of Nursing’s “developmental approval” in 2011, the College’s goal is to gain the second phase of “initial approval” during 2012, and, finally, “full approval” during 2015 when the first cohort of nursing students graduates. Preliminary conversations with representatives of Central Georgia Health System, Medical Center of Central Georgia, Coliseum Health System, Houston Healthcare, and the Macon-Bibb County Health Department have paved the way for their facilities to serve as clinical sites. The College anticipates working with other acute and primary care health facilities in the region, as well. Wesleyan Magazine Winter 2011
Wesleyan riders fit well in the saddle On a campus rich in history, Wesleyan proudly features an equestrian program that dates back to 1928 when the College moved from its original College Street campus to the new Rivoli campus. Settled in the suburbs, this land was a prime location for starting an equestrian program. When the College acquired the Bradley House, which included sixty acres of land and an old dairy barn, in the mid-1950s, the facility moved to its current location on campus and the program began to grow. In the mid-1980s, under the direction of former President Robert Ackerman, the equestrian program transitioned from a riding program that simply offered classes in technique and care for horses to include a competitive element. Since that time, the Pioneers have competed as members of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) and have experienced a great deal of success on both regional and national levels. Over the course of the past three decades, Wesleyan’s equestrian team has won numerous High Point and Reserve High Point awards, and several student-athletes have qualified for Regional, Semi-Final, and National competitions in both the hunt seat equitation and western horsemanship disciplines. The program boasts two national champions who won their crowns in western horsemanship. As members of IHSA, students from Wesleyan compete at locations throughout the southeast region including the University of Florida, Florida State University, University of Miami, College of Charleston, Savannah College of Art and Design, and Georgia Southern University. In preparation for their competitions, which occur year round, student-athletes and horses are put through numerous training exercises on a regular basis. The riders focus on building their strength and working on their equitation, which includes body position and posture on the horse, as well as the effective use of aids in riding. In 1999, the program added its signature element and one of the treasures of the Wesleyan campus, the Nancy Ellis Knox Equestrian Center. This modern facility houses twenty-four stalls, student and boarder tack rooms, three wash racks, a feed room, a classroom, a lounge, and an office. The center also features six paddocks of varying size and a fully-lit arena with a full jump course.
Currently, Wesleyan owns fourteen horses. All were donated as gifts to the College and most have extensive show records. Wesleyan also gives students the opportunity to board their horses at the Equestrian Center and enjoy the convenience of their horse living on campus. “Our athletes are exposed to different horses, who are like people and have different personalities,” states Head Coach Courtenay Staples Bunn ’05. “This is beneficial because, when competing at a show, they have to draw a horse they have never ridden before. Riding different horses throughout training allows riders to become very well-rounded and confident on a variety of horse demeanors.” Sophomore rider Aaron South came to Wesleyan as an experienced hunt seat competitor. The team, she said, helps maintain the barn and horses providing riders a sense of pride in the program. Aaron enjoys the travel which she says supports the bonding experiences unique to a small team. “When we go to shows, our teammates are there to cheer each other on,” she said. “We always make time to enjoy the history of our surroundings. I love being on the team. It has added so much to my experience at Wesleyan and I hope that I can continue the legacy here at Wesleyan.” In addition to the IHSA program available to equestrian students, the College also sponsors a new program targeted at middle and high school students in the local community. Operated through the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA), this riding program is designed to teach proper and safe riding techniques as well as introduce competitive riding and showmanship to a younger audience. Similar in structure to the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association, riders who participate in the IEA program are much more prepared for competition at the collegiate level. The program, in its inaugural season, has eight members learning the fundamentals of the hunt seat discipline and will compete for the first time in December. “IEA has been a growing program for the last decade and is getting bigger and bigger each year,” claims Bunn. “The IEA program is a great opportunity for young riders to gain experience and serves as a foundation to learn the fundamentals required for collegiate riding. Students have the opportunity to interact with the horses and ride on a team regardless of whether they own their own horse or not. We are very excited about the future of this program and look forward to training a lot of young riders for years to come.”
Students at Rivoli Pharm, which was located directly across from the Wesleyan campus on Forsyth Road. circa 1940. Wesleyan Magazine Winter 2011
As part of the College’s 175th Anniversary celebration, Wesleyan Women were invited to share with their sisters words of wisdom, bits of advice, and observations through an online Pearls of Wisdom campaign. Just as we expected, our extraordinary Wesleyannes were forthcoming, poignant, and encouraging. These pearls are too valuable to be assigned a price and so are free to all who wish to be enlightened, entertained, and ensconced in learning how the wonderful women of Wesleyan view their experiences as individuals, family members, professionals, friends… and as sisters. On these pages you’ll find just a handful of Pearls we have received. Witty to worldly, and full of soul and sincerity, Wesleyan women tell it like it is. To read more Pearls, visit www.wesleyancollege.edu/pearls.
don’t just get old.
Sometimes wisdom comes with age.
Sometimes age comes all by itself.
Annie Mays Larmore, Class of 1928
“Never be afraid to try
new things. A
whole new world has
up for me
by learning to use the computer.
I have been up in a balloon, parasailed and rode in a glider. I like to learn something new each year, such as calligraphy, wheat weaving, and making egg baskets. We are never too old to learn. I am 98 and still want to learn more.” Charmian Stuart Thomson, Class of 1934
“sisterhood.” Value Susan Swain Goger, Class of 1968
“Be a friend,
have a friend. Having lived almost 90 years, I know that having a friend is the most valuable pearl one can have. And if a friend is a Wesleyanne, one is doubly blessed.” The late Dr. Louie Woodward Marshall, Class of 1942
to new experiences,
and don’t fear
stepping out of your comfort zone.
That’s when the adventure begins!”
“Be careful what
Nancy Wyatt Ezzard, Class of 1951
set your upon, for you shall come & go, with a you
surely have it.”
When you‘good’ know
Rebekah Yates Anders, Class of 1946
and, you in it, you STAY with it! All of the way! (Church,
husband, family, job, and friends, etc, etc!) This belief began at Wesleyan and has become a part of my life.” Betty Turner Corn, Class of 1947
precious few we hold on to.
Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography & lifestyle, because the older we get, the more we need the people who knew us when we were young.” Mary Joe Cawley McGee, Class of 1953
“Open your life
to new experiences & adventures- you will be a better person for it.”
Gloria Dollar Knight, Class of 1965
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“Always believe in “You can achieve “Faith is not anything you want about everything yourself, if you work for it.
turning out OK. Faith is about being
OK no matter how things turn out. I would rather live my life
as if there is a God, and die to find out there isn’t, than to live my life as if there isn’t, and die to find out there is.” Carol Bacon Kelso, Class of 1973
“Kick as high
as you can for as as you can!”
Mildred Fincher Efland, Class of 1942
in what you are capable of achieving, and never let
other people steer your life. Be the rudder for your own boat and set the course for what your dreams and goals are.” Sybil Hall-Beheler, Class of 1995
“Don’t be afraid to , enjoy yourself Heather Beene Booker, Class of 1999
around & wait
Lynn Stark Biester, Class of 1986
man; keep them around for fun!”
to do something “Always make sure you take care of for some man
Learn m i s takes “
there is nothing wrong
with making one, unless you keep making the same mistake over, and over, and over again and expect a different outcome.” Hale Coble Edwards, Class of 1973
Set the standards high in how those in your life treat you. You deserve respect.” Dr. Vonda Brokopp Klein McCutchen, Class of 1986
on roads you Roll with the speed bumps & detours, and enjoy the journey!” Anne Cordeiro, Class of 1992
Katherine Worley Hammes, Class of 1996
sticks & stones
may break bones, but
World catalog, Erin Mize Davis, Class of 1993
just think about and choose what you want, then go get it!” Dahlia Wright, Class of 2011
“The best things
in life are
Yanira Chevere, Class of 2001
“Question e v er y t h i n g , n e v er stop learning
find something to love people unless you have & in every person you meet.” walked in their shoes.” Amelia Wells, Class of 2004 Jean Marie Bond, Class of 1991
heart never planned “Life will
hand written notes
Never need a words will break a heart.”
I seriously developed and left Wesleyan College with the sense that women can achieve and accomplish in any sphere she chooses – affecting change for the good of all.” Pamela Henry Pate, Class of 1971
“Choose your words or lead . The carefully, for experience will mean so much more.”
needs to sit
If it hasn’t been done before, be the first one to do it.” Valerie Huron Brewer, Class of 1996
wait for “F o l l o w y o u r “Never someone else to to do what you love,
& you won’t be disappointed! Never stop learning. Take an occasional class, learn a new technology or craft, have a curious mind and let it grow. Always build your network!” Elizabeth Bockmiller Ceranowski, Class of 1994
determine your value; they’ll always seek a bargain.”
A kind touch
Jasmine Jackson, Class of 2008
“ can heal many wounds.” Eloise Terrell Gray, Class of 1980
Cherish serve & encourage
“ love deeply...”
“Laugh often Amanda Moore, Class of 2009
“We learn most about ourselves
friendships!” Linda Brown Walker, Class of 1973
when we seek to serve others.”
“There is nothing
in a sea of doubt.”
Crystal Church Tanner, Class of 2010
else in the world
so important as
joy & laughter.” friendship
Joyce Daniel Mann ’46
Eileen Moffitt Batchelor, Class of 1972
voice, don’t Give Up on your dreams.”
let it drown
Carol Durham Taylor, Class of 1985
No one will ever you as much as your mama.”
Teresa Morris Futral, Class of 1991
Heather Mathis, Class of 2008
at least one person a reason to
smile.” Rhonda Pollard Bauer, Class of 1975
Wesleyan College is calling... Alumnae Directory project
In October, the College began our latest Alumnae Directory Project in response to alumnae requests. The directory, published in either book or CD version, is available only to Wesleyan College alumnae and will commemorate our 175th Anniversary. Over the next few months, Publishing Concepts, Inc. (PCI) will continue to contact alumnae via mail, phone, and email to ask that you update your alumnae information.
Who is PCI?
PCI is a company that creates and publishes alumnae/alumni directories for educational institutions and has partnered with 17 of the top 25 universities as rated by US News and World Report including Princeton and Harvard. PCI is a trusted partner of the Wesleyan College Alumnae Association.
Why is updating your information important?
Updated alumnae information is vital to the College because of its use when applying for grants, and in determining many of our national rankings. In addition to helping Wesleyan keep in touch with you, your information in the directory will be a valuable career networking tool, used to provide up-todate listings by both geographical area and career field. Please take the time to either provide your current information or verify the information we have on file by contacting PCI when you receive your postcard or email messages or personal phone call.
P l e ase ans we r th e cal l . . .
Tour Southern Italy & Sicily with the Wesleyan College Alumnae Association in fall 2012. Alumnae and friends won’t want to miss this educational journey, September 27-October 8. Join us in exploring the hidden treasures of Italy’s “boot” and The Amalfi Coast, and ancient Greek culture in Sicily - including Pompeii, The Valley of the Temples, Mt. Etna, and much more! Enjoy breathtaking scenery, centuries old hilltop villages, and wonderful cuisine. For information, contact Cathy Snow at 478-757-5173 or firstname.lastname@example.org
friends of Pierce chapel, be part of the legacy As we live out our commitment to the foundation of faith that is a cornerstone of the Wesleyan experience, it is long past time for us to have a dedicated place of worship.
Honoring the past
The original Pierce Chapel located on Wesleyan College’s downtown site was the central feature of campus life. Named after Wesleyan’s first President, George Foster Pierce, the chapel reflected the close relationship between the College and the Pierce family from Wesleyan’s earliest days. Even after the new Rivoli campus opened in 1928, Pierce Chapel continued to be a vital part of Wesleyan’s Conservatory and was the scene of significant events for the entire College such as baccalaureate and commencement. After the destruction of Pierce Chapel by fire in 1963, Wesleyan had no chapel facility at all and is now the only Methodistaffiliated college in the state without a dedicated chapel building.
Preparing the future
For many years, the College has worked diligently to strengthen its ties with The United Methodist Church and to highlight its church affiliation. Wesleyan has a full-time Chaplain and is steadily building a fully endowed chaplaincy. As a result, worship services have grown exponentially in attendance in the last several years and faith-based organizations on campus are thriving. The Wesleyan Disciples program, for example, attracts some of the College’s finest students who value the opportunity to plan meaningful weekly chapel services, lead Bible study groups, and engage in service throughout the community. Supporting faith and service scholarship programs, like Disciples, encourages Wesleyan women to see the ministry as a viable professional option and will, no doubt, strengthen the Church for years to come.
Be part of the legacy
We believe that a new Pierce Chapel will be the perfect way to combine history, mission, current need, and permanent tribute. Wesleyan College invites your participation in the building of a new Pierce Chapel through the Friends of Pierce Chapel Fund Drive. As the center of worship and ministry programming as well as a venue for musical performances, the new Pierce Chapel will play an enormous role in the daily lives of our students. With the availability of this dedicated facility, we expect to see an increased number of events hosted on our campus, growth in a wide variety of faith-based student organizations, increased attendance at worship services, and greater number of students prepared to enter seminary. Pierce Chapel also will help us better serve the needs of individuals and organizations that rely on our campus for religious and community gatherings, ceremonies, meetings, receptions, and performances. With plans for the headquarters of the South Georgia Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church to be built on our campus as well, a new Chapel will be an especially important expression of our long-standing affiliation with the Methodist Church.
Friends of Pierce Chapel
Join the Friends of Pierce Chapel with a special gift or pledge payable over a period of up to three years. Friends of Pierce Chapel will be prominently recognized inside the main lobby at gift levels of $5,000, $10,000, $25,000, and above. In addition, at the $250 level, donors may name a chair with an engraved bronze plaque that will be placed in the Chapel’s main worship space. A small number of meaningful naming opportunities, ranging from $50,000 to $1 million, will be available as well.
We expect the total project costs of Pierce Chapel to be $6 million and the final design to be similar to that depicted in the preliminary drawings by Cole & Cole Architects. In addition to the project costs, we aim to raise an additional $1 million for an endowed support fund to ensure the long-term maintenance of Pierce Chapel.
One of the easiest ways to honor the “foundation of faith” that is a cornerstone of the Wesleyan experience is to include Wesleyan College in your estate plan. Planned gifts ensure the future of the College and provide faith and service scholarships for students and support our growing campus ministry programs. Donors who have named Wesleyan as a beneficiary of their wills may elect to designate their gifts to benefit the Pierce Chapel Endowed Maintenance Fund or Wesleyan’s Endowed Chaplaincy Fund.
Your gift helps Wesleyan College Attract and retain students who value our commitment to servant leadership, Strengthen our ties to The United Methodist Church, Prepare future leaders for lay and ordained ministry, Provide a place of worship for students, alumnae, and members of the community. For information about naming opportunities and tribute gifts, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at (478) 757-5187.
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AlumnaeConnections Growing Sisterhood. Whether it is across hundreds of miles or just across town, there are many ways to share and connect with Wesleyan sisters while serving and supporting the College. Join the Wesleyan College Alumnae Association’s (WCAA) Facebook page to share in the news of classmates, friends, and the Association. Celebrate Wesleyan’s 175th Anniversary this year with Wesleyan women in your area. Serve with your sisters by hosting local WOW (Service) Days. Mentor a current student and future sister by acting as an internship sponsor, externship hostess or e-Link. Grow the Wesleyan sisterhood by recruiting students from your city and church. Share your “Pearl of Wisdom” with the sisterhood that is first for women and first for friends. Sharing is Growing! For more information on how to stay connected and grow the sisterhood, visit wesleyancollege.edu/alumnae or contact the alumnae office at 478.757.5172 – and don’t forget to find us on Facebook!
Atlanta Young Alumnae supported Wesleyan athletics by cheering the Pioneer volleyball team on when they played October 1st at Agnes Scott College. Our thanks to GinaMarie Cody ’08, Selina Snider ’10, Cheyenne Siebanaler ’10, Rachel Fullerton ’10, and Sarah Owenby ’10 for supporting our student athletes!
This past summer, members of the North Carolina Triangle Alumnae Club received their first club e-newsletter, thanks to the efforts of club co-leaders Pamela Henry Pate ’71 and Linda Brown Walker ’73. Plans are on-tap for an upcoming luncheon and local WOW (Service) Day in the New Year.
Macon Young Alumnae met for dinner to discuss organizational plans for the upcoming year. Associate Alumnae Director Lauren Hamblin Gibson ’06 met with planning committee members Parrish S. Jenkins ’06, Annabel Fowler Brooks ’11, Jessica Layne ’11, and Micah Wilson ’07 at LaParilla Mexican Grill in August. The group’s first event was an Alumnae-Student Tailgate at Mathews Athletic Center during the Wesleyan vs. Agnes Scott soccer home game. Thanks to Sierra Morris ’08, Amy E. Smith ’06, and MariaKristina Stanley ’06 who helped the Alumnae Office host the event by welcoming students, soccer players, and their families at the game. Young Alumnae also supported the e-Link program and have planned for an e-Link social in January.
In September, area alumnae met at the Oglethorpe Club for a Luncheon with President Ruth Knox ’75 as part of the College’s 175th Anniversary Tour. Dr. Susan Wyllys Wallace ’72 hosted the event with help from alumnae hostesses Bettye Withers Barnes ’42, Tina Gann ’94, Monica Harper ’04, Lizann Youmans Roberts ’81, and Elizabeth Cook Smith ’49. Other College staff attendees included Vice President for Advancement Susan Welsh, Senior Advancement Officer Susan Allen, and Associate Alumnae Director Lauren Gibson.
DC Metro area alumnae were invited to Sundaes on Saturday hosted by Alumna Trustee Pris Gautier Bornmann ’68 in her home in Alexandria, VA. The end-of-the-summer social provided alumnae with an opportunity to “catch-up” with each other before the club begins making plans for this upcoming year.
Alumnae Travel Program
In September, alumnae and friends of the College travelled to Scotland with Alumnae Director Cathy Coxey Snow ’71 for a tour of the highlands. The “Discover Scotland” tour was sponsored by the Wesleyan College Alumnae Association. Plans are underway for a fall 2012 trip to Southern Italy and Sicily. For more information see page 39 and contact the Alumnae Office at 478-757-5173 or email@example.com. Photo of Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness courtesy of Guy York.
February 25 & 26, 2012
If you’ve ever wanted to show off the College you love so much, now’s your chance! Bring your daughter, granddaughter, cousin, niece, or neighbor to visit Wesleyan and introduce her to the traditions that make our Wesleyan experience unique: songs of sisterhood, class competition, STUNT and more! Register soon for Welcome to Wesleyan Weekend – our newest fun-filled special event. You and your guest will stay in Jones Residence Hall on STUNT night and enjoy lots of Wesleyan hospitality, including a full line-up of activities. The rooms on campus are limited and fill up fast so if you would like to stay on campus, please respond quickly. For more information, contact Amanda Hayward Giles at (478) 757-5139 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A SPECIAL OVERNIGHT EVENT FOR ALUMNAE AND PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS
club facebook 1. Go ’Neers! Macon Young Alumnae and students cheer on the Pioneer Soccer team in October - despite the drizzle! 2. Savannah Celebration. Alumnae hostesses (from left) Susan Wyllys Wallace ’72, Bettye Withers Barnes ’42, Monica Harper ’04, Tina Gann ’94, Libba Cook Smith ’49, and Lizann Youmans Roberts ’81 welcome President Ruth Knox to the 175th Anniversary Luncheon in Savannah, GA.
3. Family Ties. Leigh Murray Miller ’77 and her mother, Sadie Murphy Murray ’50, enjoy mother-daughter time at the Savannah Club luncheon. 4. Sundaes on Saturday. Eve Birmingham ’68, Jan Lawrence ’80, Pris Gautier Bornmann ’68, and Lindi Lewis ’80 enjoy a cool icecream treat at Pris’s home in Virginia.
5. Retreat at Muntreat. Members of the Wesleyan Alumnae Association’s Board of Managers show Wesleyan spirit during their annual retreat in North Carolina. 6. 100 Years Young. Virginia Stanton Eyler ’33 celebrated her 100th birthday in September with family and church friends at Wesley Monumental UMC in Savannah.
7. Author Rebekah Yates Anders ’46 visits Wesleyan friends Susan Allen and Cathy Coxey Snow ’71 and delivers copies of her new book to Lindsay Timms in the bookstore. 8. WOW Day in Atlanta. Atlanta Club members Shanita Douglas Miller ’06, Katy Bryant ’71, and Jaime McQuilkin ’06 volunteer at the Atlanta Symphony Decorator’s Showhouse.
9. Shores of Loch Lomond. Gene Barrow and Dale Odum Barrow ’60, Tena Roberts ’60, Joan Cordova Walker ’54, Elizabeth Heard Mallonee ’67, Polly Pollard Houghland ’60, Virginia Sumerford York ’60 and Guy York, Cathy Snow, Gloria Boyette ’60, and Ellen Broach ’00 in Scotland. 10. Discovering Scotland. Wesleyan Alumnae celebrate the College’s 175th Anniversary at Eilean Donan Castle. 11. Wesleyan Buddies. Claire Michaels Murray ’53 and “Buddy” visit with Ruth Knox and Cathy Snow at Claire’s home in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
12. Generations of Gifts. Cathy Snow receives gifts from Lucia Domingos Chapman ’48 and her daughter, Lucia Chapman Carr ’77, who donated Wesleyan China and other family memorabilia to the College. 13. Still Celebrating. Members of the Class of 1961 gather at the Sage Restaurant in Atlanta to stay connected after their 50th reunion this year.
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Sympathy The Wesleyan College Alumnae Association extends sympathy to: Barbara “Bobbie” Ponder Smith ’38 of McRae, GA, on the death of her sister, Faye Ponder Parks ’40, on May 6, 2011. Martha Rumble Pirkle ’46 of Atlanta, on the death of her cousin, Myrtice Jo Rumble Glade ’56, on July 26, 2011. Mary Ainsworth Mitchell ’47 of Atlanta, on the death of her cousin, Eloise Ainsworth Gray ’41, on June 29, 2011. Gloria Thornton Orr ’47 of Macon, on the death of her sisterin-law, Branch Ellis Duncan ’40, of Alexandria, VA, on August 9, 2011. Joyce Kingery Clay ’49 of Macon, on the death of her husband, Clarence Henry Clay, Jr., on October 21, 2011. William F. Toole ’49 of Augusta, GA, on the death of his wife, Bertha Lee Toole, on July 24, 2011, and of his sister, Eugenia Toole Glover ’49, on November 4, 2011.
Neva Langley Fickling ’55 of Macon, on the death of her sister, Juanette “Jay” Langley Biel, of Bradenton, FL, on September 5, 2011. Sara Lee Lane Ogilvie ’56 of Jacksonville, FL, on the death of her husband, John Morgan Ogilvie, on September 11, 2011. Sue Nethery Cobbs ’57 of Greensboro, AL, on the death of her husband, The Reverend Richard Hooker Cobbs, IV, on October 7, 2011. Jane Howard Reinmuth ’58 of Sacramento, CA, on the death of her sister, Nancy Ann Howard ’57 on October 26, 2011. Dale Odum Barrow ’60 of Mount Holly, NC, on the death of her brother, A. Wallace “Wally” Odum, Jr., on May 31, 2011. Ginny Chase Bartels ’60 of Cornelia, GA, on the death of her husband, Robert “Bud” Bartels, on June 4, 2011.
Elizabeth McPherson Wall ’49 of Clarksville, TN, on the death of her daughter, Sarah Davison Wall DeSoto, on January 20, 2011.
Virginia Sumerford York ’60 of Panama City, FL, on the death of her aunt, Mildred Scruggs Andrews ’38, on October 21, 2011.
Jeanne Gellerstedt Hicks ’50 of Atlanta, on the death of her cousin, Ann Beckwith “Becky” Smith Taylor ’57, on May 31, 2011.
Mary Jo Porch Floyd ’61 of Macon, on the death of her husband, Rodney Wayne Floyd, on September 30, 2011.
Jane Wilkin Anthony ’51 of Cumming, GA, on the death of her sister, Dorothy “Dot” Wilkin Repass ’45, on July 8, 2011.
Marsha Harris Rudolph ’62 of Valdosta, GA, on the death of her mother, Dorothy “Jackie” Studstsill Harris, on February 1, 2011.
Sidney Ford Tatom ’51 of Punta Gorda, FL, on the death of her sister, Mary Exa Ford ’57, on November 11, 2010.
Diane A. Lumpkin ’63 of Charlotte, NC, on the death of her mother, Arline Branch Lumpkin on November 16, 2011.
Mary Leigh Hendee Furrh ’54 of Jackson, MS, on the death of her husband, James Brooke “Jim” Furrh, Jr., on August 27, 2011.
Katherine Kennedy Walden ’63 of Macon, on the death of her son, Philip M. Walden, Jr., on June 7, 2011.
Ann Parsons Odum ’54 of Duluth, GA, on the death of her husband, A. Wallace “Wally” Odum, Jr., on May 31, 2011.
Rebecca Ward Umphrey ’63 of Paris, TX, on the death of her husband, Robert E. Umphrey, on August 13, 2010.
Dr. Sandra Lumpkin Bryan ’66 of Kennesaw, GA, on the death of her mother, Arline Branch Lumpkin on November 16, 2011.
Johanna Abkarian Michelsen ’71 on the death of her aunt, Dorothea Jarratt Goodloe ’45, on June 19, 2011.
Cile Adams Mathews ’66 of Corryton, TN, on the death of her son, William “Matt” E. Mathews, III, on July 3, 2011.
Sonya Tomlinson Holland ’72 of Riverdale, GA, on the death of her husband, Victor Holland, on October 25, 2011.
Lin Carter Puster ’66 of Macon, on the death of her mother, Frances Lindsley Carter ’40, on May 13, 2011.
Eileen Vickery Thurmond ’72 of Atlanta, on the death of her mother, Edna Rice Vickery, on August 7, 2011.
Karin Smith Glendenning ’67 of Signal Mountain, TN, on the death of her mother, MaryStewart Becking Smith McClain ’42, on September 24, 2011.
Margaret Strickland Lovein ’75 of Macon, on the death of her father, Dr. W. Earl Strickland, President of Wesleyan College (1960-1979), on August 15, 2011.
Genevieve Rumble Miller ’67 of Forsyth, GA, on the death of her sister, Myrtice Jo Rumble Glade ’56, on July 26, 2011.
Cindy Smith Osterkamp ’81 of Mount Pleasant, SC, on the death of her son, Daniel Graham Osterkamp, on September 3, 2011.
Martha Pafford Schindhelm ’68 of Bridgewater, CT, on the death of her father, Dr. Ward Pafford, on January 23, 2011.
Renee Repass Garrett ’86 on the deaths of her mother, Dorothy “Dot” Wilkin Repass ’45, on July 8, 2011, and her father, Dr. Robert P. Repass, on September 19, 2011.
Susan Reynolds Gregory ’70 of St. Mary’s, GA, on the death of her mother, Ruth Conrad Reynolds, on August 3, 2011. Kathy Arnold Hale ’70 of Macon, on the deaths of her husband, Crowder Lafayette “Bo” Hale, Jr., on June 9, 2011, and her sister, Pat Arnold Clark, on April 19, 2011. Vonnie Dykes Hartig ’70 of Fort Valley, GA, and Holly Cook ’97 of Atlanta, on the death of Vonnie’s mother and Holly’s aunt, Jean Wheat Dykes ’47, on June 10, 2011. Carol Repass Hollis ’70 of Roswell, GA, on the deaths of her mother, Dorothy “Dot” Wilkin Repass ’45 on July 8, 2011, and her father, Dr. Robert P. Repass, on September 19, 2011. Katy L. Nettles ’70 of Pensacola, FL, on the death of her mother, Margueryte Hughes, on April 28, 2011.
MaryStewart Glendenning Lewis ’92 of Signal Mountain,TN, on the death of her grandmother, MaryStewart Becking Smith McClain ’42, on September 24, 2011. Desna Toliver Hart ’02 of Macon, on the death of her mother, Clara Toliver, on July 8, 2011. Darlene Rutland Murphy ’05 of Macon, on the death of her daughter, Jami Sabria Murphy, on August 3, 2011. Dawn Peyton Nash ’07 of Macon, on the death of her father, Robert C. “Buddy” Peyton, on June 17, 2011. Sarah Bragg Waggoner ’07 of Sandy Springs, GA, on the death of her father, David Bragg, on June 23, 2011. Victoria LeCorian Johnson ’08 of Atlanta, on the death of her mother, Marilyn Mullin Johnson, on September 9, 2011.
The Wesleyan College Alumnae Association extends congratulations to: Deborah Berryman Guy ’01 of Cornwall, England, on her marriage to Edward on August 19, 2011.
Rosemary Harrington Courville ’06 of Baton Rouge, LA, to Keith Courville on September 3, 2011, in Baton Rouge.
Erin James ’02 and Kris Mayrhofer ’02 of Suwanee, GA, on their marriage in May 2011, in Washington, D.C.
Alexa Kister Boehringer ’11 of Savannah, GA, on her marriage to Ryan Boehringer on July 21, 2011, on Jekyll Island, GA.
Katie Riggs Freeman ’05 of Madison, AL, on her marriage to Will Freeman on July 16, 2011, in Huntsville, AL.
Annabel Fowler Brooks ’11 of Gray, GA, on her marriage to Patrick Brooks on July 23, 2011, at Gray United Methodist Church.
Amy Fletcher Baggarly ’06 of Macon, on her marriage to Sam Baggarly on September 24, 2011, at Northminster Presbyterian Church in Macon.
Births & Family Additions The Wesleyan College Alumnae Association extends congratulations to: Catherine Atchley ’95 and Chuck of Sevierville, TN, on the birth of a daughter, Catherine Elizabeth “Cate” Atchley, on February 14, 2011.
Chris Aiken Young ’05 and Josh of Talking Rock, GA, on the birth of a future Wesleyanne, Callaway Marie, on August 23, 2011.
Erica Hermann Fluet ’02 and Anthony of Roswell, GA, on the birth of a son, Henry David “Hank” Fluet on March 20, 2011.
All Aboard for Alumnae Weekend 2012 / April 20, 21 & 22
Please mark your calendar now and plan to join us next spring as we celebrate Wesleyan’s 175th anniversary. Reunions are celebrated at five-year intervals, but all alumnae are invited to this and every Alumnae Weekend.
1936 Ethelena Jackson Brown 1938 Mildred Scruggs Andrews 1940 Frances Lindsley Carter Branch Ellis Duncan Faye Ponder Parks Saralyn Sammon 1941 Eloise Ainsworth Gray 1942 MaryStewart Becking Smith McClain Louie Frances Woodward Marshall 1943 Elizabeth Stillwell Barron Mamie Griffin Denson 1945 Dorothea Jarratt Goodloe Dorothy Wilkin Repass Rebecca Shipley Street 1946 Dorothy Dyal Briscoe Laura Brady Godbee Madeleine Wall Many 1947 Jean Wheat Dykes Adeline Wood Wilkes 1948 Betty Jo “BJ” Hammock Boyes 1949 Eugenia Toole Glover 1950 Nancy Gaillard Cobb Adele McMath Turner Elizabeth White Vason 1951 Roy Eugene Johstono, Sr. 1952 Adrienne Thompson Bailey Jane Gale Barnes Jean Tolbert Lyndon 1954 Ann Moore Huggett 1955 Jane Rives Jackson 1956 Myrtice Rumble Glade Mary Elizabeth Clark Peavy 1957 Mary Exa Ford Nancy Ann Howard Sally Williams Reed Marguerite Surrellis Ann Smith Taylor Emily Hodges Young 1958 Frances Anne Covington Patton Alexander Nancy Stephenson Powell 1959 Deane Fox Allen 1960 Ann Stolz Thayer 1963 Marjorie Wallace Hamrick 1964 Bonnie Keister Wasson 1969 Linda Hiller LeSueur 1971 Masako Ikeharo Kawade 1977 Miriam Weeks Zuber 1994 Nicole Keller Derrick
Class Notes in between are going GREEN!
Please enjoy reading all class notes submitted to the College since our last magazine online at www.wesleyancollege.edu. To submit class notes online and to update your contact information go to www.wesleyancollege.edu and click on “Pearls of Wisdom” under the alumnae section or mail to: Alumnae Office, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Rd. Macon, GA 31210.
In Memoriam Dr. Earl Strickland, 19th President of Wesleyan College At noon on Thursday, August 18, 2011, the carillon bells at Wesleyan College rang nineteen times – once for each year he was president – as the College community paused to remember Dr. Earl Strickland, who died August 15. A graduate of Emory University, where he earned a Bachelor of Philosophy, Master of Arts, and Master of Theology, Strickland later received the Doctor of Divinity degree from LaGrange College. Following twenty years as a Methodist minister in the North Georgia conference, he became the nineteenth president of Wesleyan College in 1960. In her eulogy, President Ruth Knox shared personal memories of Dr. Strickland from when she was a student on campus in the 1970s: “We regarded him in many ways as a father-figure – if that father were sharply intelligent, infinitely patient, and endlessly kind. He ate with us in the dining hall, he relished with good-natured humor our singing to him during Washboard Band performances, and he overlooked many of our transgressions. Perhaps we felt a special kinship with him because he was the beloved father of our own classmate and friend Margaret (Margaret Strickland Lovein ’75). With the lovely and gracious Mrs. Strickland by his side, he was a reassuring presence in those freewheeling times. He was universally loved.” Dr. Strickland’s tenure as Wesleyan’s president saw the addition of Willet Library, Hightower residence hall, a new art building, and the refurbishment of the historic Candler Building as an alumnae center. He presided over the largest residential student population, the largest graduating class in Wesleyan’s history, and two highly successful capital campaigns. What many folks did not know about Dr. Strickland, according to President Knox, was his heroic side. “Earl Strickland was a hero – the quiet, courageous, and best kind there is.” Under Dr. Strickland’s leadership, the Wesleyan 46
campus was integrated in the fall of 1968 with the arrival of the first AfricanAmerican students at the College. These brave women, now celebrated as Wesleyan’s “First Five,” remember Dr. Strickland as a true friend who, time after time, helped them negotiate the tough spots during that challenging transitional period. Dr. Strickland had been quietly working toward integrating the campus since shortly after his arrival in 1960. Prior to that time, he had helped to author the now famous Ministers’ Manifesto, written in response to the violence in Little Rock, Arkansas, over the desegregation of public schools. Signed by eighty ministers, the Manifesto was a call for peace, moderation, dialogue between white and black leaders, and respect for the law. As sensible as these actions seem now, they represented unpopular positions at the time. Later, as President of Wesleyan, he guided the College through a difficult time of change with a quiet persistence and gentle strength. In the midst of all the tasks demanded by the office, Dr. Strickland never forgot the students. After his death, many Wesleyannes shared their own memories of Dr. Strickland’s kindnesses and wry sense of humor. Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71 recalled his reassuring bedside presence at the hospital after she had been in a serious automobile accident. Julie St. John Thornton ‘78 remembered a fatherly hug and sympathy when her date for the May dance – where she was to be crowned May Queen – was a noshow. Carol “Moon” Burt ‘64 recalled his amusement when he “busted” her for crashing an alumnae party at Bradley House, the President’s home. He was loved indeed. Many alumnae and friends of the College have chosen to remember Dr. Strickland with a gift to the Thelma Strickland Scholarship, a scholarship he had established in honor of his beloved wife.
Thanks to you
Your gifts – large and small – of love, time, talents, and resources enrich our campus in exciting ways. Since 1836, Wesleyan College has been blessed over and over again by alumnae and friends of vision and compassion who have a great desire to make a difference. Despite a fluctuating economic climate, loyal donors proved their steadfast commitment to the Wesleyan way of education. We thank you for collectively making gifts of more than $6.6 million during the 2010-2011 fiscal year. Enjoy reading the names of the women, men, and organizations who have chosen to make a remarkable difference for Wesleyan by contributing to the College during the past fiscal year. These gifts supported scholarships, academic programs, building renovation, the Annual Fund, operating needs, and so much more. No aspect of the College is left untouched by your support. As you read this Annual Report section, you’ll note gifts of varying levels that receive special recognition. Consider joining our $1,000 per year Thousandfold Society or our prestigious $5,000 level George Foster Pierce Society. Or, resolve to join the President’s Circle with a minimum gift of $25,000. However you choose to give, we thank you for being a part of Wesleyan’s success!
President’s Council $25,000 or more
Carolyn and William H. Anderson II Mary Burdell Arapian ‘40 * Bequest Beloco Foundation, Inc. Alexis Xides Bighley ‘67 Betty Turner Corn ‘47 and Lovick P. Corn Mary Lockwood Curry ‘47 * Bequest Margaret and Robert J. Edenfield Georgia Independent College Association, Inc. Georgia United Methodist Commission on Higher Education Judy Woodward Gregory ‘63 Alice Ann Hamilton ‘53 * Bequest Mary Ann Pollard Houghland ‘60 Arnold Roy Hughey * Bequest Knox Charity Fund, Inc. Knox Foundation Ruth Austin Knox ‘75 Shell and Wyckliffe A. Knox, Jr. Linda Harriet Lane Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia, Inc. Pauline Domingos Lester ‘45 * Bequest Dorothy V. & N. Logan Lewis Foundation, Inc. Margaret Thrower MacCary Donald T. McNeill * Bequest William I. H. and Lula E. Pitts Foundation James Hyde Porter Charitable Trust Ruth and Marvin R. Schuster Bernice H. Thiele * Bequest Paul F. Thiele * Bequest Margaret Munroe Thrower ‘35 * Bequest Randolph W. Thrower Sue Marie Thompson Turner ‘50 and William B. Turner
Katherine Stickley Watson ‘60 and H. Mitchell Watson, Jr. Mildred Boothe West ‘32 * Bequest Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, Inc. Julia Munroe Woodward ‘34
Carillon Club $10,000 to $24,999
Hannah L. Allen ‘80 Assistance League of Atlanta, Inc. Chad Astin Betty Livingston Bruner * Bequest Burgess Pigment Company Candy and Malcolm S. Burgess, Jr. Butler Automotive Group, Inc. Jane Johnson Butler ‘65 and G. Marshall Butler Barbara Y. and Mark B. Chandler Community Foundation of Central Georgia, Inc. Cornercap Investment Counsel Patricia W. and Mark J. Davis Gayle Attaway Findlay ‘55 Joan Shapiro Foster ‘56 John and Mary Franklin Foundation, Inc. Anne H. and J. Harper Gaston Georgia Pine Level Foundation Georgia Pine Level Foundation Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia, Inc. Kathi Hill Goddard ‘77 and Robert C. Goddard III E. J. Grassmann Trust The Hall-Knox Foundation Georgia W. and Robert F. Hatcher Betsy and Robert F. Hatcher, Jr. Gene A. Hoots
Jana Witham Janeway ‘68 Annie Anderson Jones ‘48 and Frank C. Jones Charles H. Jones Family Foundation, Inc. Dwight C. Jones Jeff Jones Ves C. Jones Fletcher L. and Lola Leete P. Kibler Irrevocable Trust Susan Pyeatt Kimmey ‘71 Anne and Andrew H. Knox Bob Knox, Jr. Fund of The Community Foundation for the Central Savannah River Area Dorothy M. and Robert E. Knox, Jr. Eleanor Adams Lane ‘58 Ligon Foundation Brenda Witham McGinn ‘70 MCT Wholesale Betty Nunn Mori ‘58 Julia B. North Elizabeth C. and William M. Ogie Stephanie E. Parker ‘81 Charlotte Smith Pfeiffer ‘66 Lynda Brinks Pfeiffer ‘63 Elizabeth H. and George F. Pickett, Jr. Post Properties, Inc. Sydney and T. Alfred Sams, Jr. Laura Marjorie Standifer ‘40 * Bequest Gail Thompson Webster-Patterson ‘64 Marsha Witham Whitman ‘72 and Francis C. Whitman, Jr. Nadine Cheek Whitney ‘79 Frances Wood Wilson Foundation, Inc. Bertram and Patricia Witham Foundation Joyce and Bertram H. Witham
Candler Club $5,000 to $9,999
Acuity Brands, Inc. Betty Smith Addison ‘51 and James E. Addison Leesa Dwin Akins ‘87 Elizabeth Mackay Asbury ‘49 and Frank L. Asbury III Clark and Ruby Baker Foundation Bank of America Foundation Patricia and Thomas L. Bass George D. Bates, Jr. Family Foundation Martha Gragg Bates ‘45 Bearings and Drives, Inc. Peggy Carswell ‘49 Chris R. Sheridan & Company CLC Foundation, Inc. The Coca-Cola Company Community Health Systems Foundation Margaret M. Decker ‘75 Margaret Ewell Dickins Foundation Lola Harris Ellis ‘58 Arline Atkins Finch ‘56 and Ronald M. Finch Florida Power and Light Company Political Action Committee Gena Roberts Franklin ‘71 Courtney Knight Gaines ‘51 Courtney Knight Gaines Foundation, Inc. GEICO GEICO Philanthropic Foundation Maria Salter Higgins ‘57 Toni L. Jennings ‘71 John-Wesley Villas, Inc. Katherine Frances Kennedy ‘09 McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks & Co., LLP Deborah Stevenson Moses ‘89 Andrew H. Nations
Gifts to Wesleyan College FY2011
Current Fund Current Fund Source Restricted Unrestricted Endowment Trustees $8,757.50 $148,577.28 $152,140.01 Alumnae Trustees $51,791.76 $88,481.20 $10,750.00 Alumnae $102,077.80 $372,550.99 $59,067.45 Corporations and Board of Visitors $11,093.00 $223,148.39 $250.00 Estates, Trusts and Bequests $0.00 $2,164,247.16 $640,189.93 Faculty, Staff and Students $1,981.00 $22,524.54 $75.00 Foundations $361,486.48 $145,693.59 $166,000.00 Parents and Friends $26,490.43 $50,420.54 $30,033.12 Church $4,797.19 $118,049.92 $0.00 Total $568,475.16 $3,333,693.61 $1,058,505.51 48
Gifts made between July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011
Joyce Paris ‘54 Amy Rauls Chris R. Sheridan, Jr. Deidra West Smith ‘96 and Taylor W. Smith State Bank & Trust Company Billy and Bobby Stevens Foundation William Earl Strickland * Mary Langel Stults ‘81 Amandah and John T. Turner The John and Amandah Turner Fund of the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley Susan Woodward Walker ‘70 and James Otey Walker III Kay B. and Wayne West
Fountain Club $2,500 to $4,999
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Annual Fund 9%
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$1,000 to $2,499
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Capital 25% Unrestricted Annual Fund 50%
Faculty, St aff and Students 1%
Gifts by Source
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Estates, Trusts & Bequests 44%
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Church 2% d Friends 2%
Alumnae Trustees 4%
Total with Gifts-in-Kind $1,128,362.49 $278,572.96 $607,010.93 $250,491.39 $2,935,607.09 $41,580.54 $1,181,309.21 $129,850.09 $122,847.11 $6,675,631.81 Wesleyan Magazine Winter 2011
Capital Fund Total Gifts-in-Kind $818,887.70 $1,128,362.49 $0.00 $127,550.00 $278,572.96 $0.00 $63,962.99 $597,659.23 $9,351.70 $16,000.00 $250,491.39 $0.00 $131,170.00 $2,935,607.09 $0.00 $0.00 $24,580.54 $17,000.00 $508,129.14 $1,181,309.21 $0.00 $22,906.00 $129,850.09 $0.00 $0.00 $122,847.11 $0.00 $1,688,605.83 $6,649,280.11 $26,351.70
Alumnae Tr ustees 4%
Corporations & Board of Visitors 4%
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Parents & Friends 2% Church 2%
Corporatio ns and Board of Vi sitors 4%
May Morgan Ackerman ‘94 and Robert K. Ackerman AGL Resources, Inc. Altera Payroll, Inc. Doris Poe Anderson ‘48 Armstrong World Industries of Macon Virginia Pritchard Ashby ‘76 Laura Sullivan Barkley ‘68 and Donald A. Barkley Anne Swetnam Barton ‘59 Lorinda Lou Beller ‘64 David S. Bishop Jane and Dameron Black III Marion Spencer Bluestone ‘66 Georgann Dessau Blum ‘47 and Arnold S. Blum Priscilla Gautier Bornmann ‘68 and John A. Bornmann, Jr. Donna H. Bowcock Gloria Boyette ‘60 Bradley Foundation, Inc. Jane Speir Brook ‘76 and Arthur D. Brook Beth Childs Brooks ‘66 Margaret and Mark Burgessporter Mark & Margaret Burgessporter Trust Lucille Gainey Burns * Bequest Virginia and R. William Buzzell II Carolyn Malone Carpenter ‘39 Margaret Derby Champlin ‘47 Christ Church Marsha Lynn Christy ‘73 and John D. Christy Nora Gordon Clarke ‘52 Jane Price Claxton ‘68 Carolyn and Brad Clifton Walter Clifton Family Fund of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc. Coliseum Health System Coliseum Health System of Macon Frances Oehmig Collins ‘47 Ann F. and John W. Copeland Charitable Foundation, Inc.
AT&T Foundation Frank M. Bacon Sylvia Maxwell Brown ‘63 Carol Burt ‘64 Central Georgia EMC Foundation Mong-Zang Lin Chang ‘82 Cox Communications, Inc. Elliott Machine Shop Glennda Kingry Elliott ‘65 and A.V. Elliott Ernst & Young Foundation Vivia Fowler Jean Cain Gaddis ‘61 Martha Banks Gaddis ‘51 Hays Service, LLC James C. “Cal” Hays, Jr. Beverly J. and Gilbert Held Betty S. and William H. Hurdle IBM Corporation Kroger Company Atlanta Division Kroger Company Foundation Melvin I. Kruger Shelley and Steven L. Kruger L.E. Schwartz & Son, Inc. Mary Stephens Malone ‘80 Julia Carreker Mathias ‘49 Sally Moffett McKenna ‘75 DT McNeill Foundation Medical Center of Central Georgia Sidney E. Middlebrooks Ermine M. Owenby ‘61 Mary Euyang Shen ‘46 South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church Southern Company Services, Inc. Marjorie Perkins Squires ‘51 and William H. Squires
SunTrust Bank of Middle Georgia United Methodist Higher Education Foundation UPS Foundation Marion W. Vickers Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Geovette E. Washington ‘89 Wesleyan Council on Religious Concerns
Ann Frost Copeland ‘61 Valerie Edith Cowart ‘80 Laurel Dean Gray Craft ‘46 Dorothy Groh Cutler ‘64 and William J. Cutler, Jr. Emily Hardman Dickey ‘58 and Wilmer N. Dickey James R. Dillon, Jr. William James Dorminy Foundation, Inc. Katherine Howard Douglas ‘66 Betty Hall Dunn ‘47 Mildred Fincher Efland ‘42 and Mack P. Efland, Jr. Denise D. and James S. Ellis Charlotte Battle Everbach ‘52 Kel-Ann S. Eyler C. Steve Farr Roy H. Fickling Evelyn LeRoy Fortson ‘52 and Norman J. Fortson Fortune Recycling Melinda Susan Fraiser ‘80 Elizabeth Truitt Furlow ‘55 Jo Anne Miller Gaede ‘61 Tina D. Gann ‘94 Martha Kennedy Gay ‘56 GFGW, Inc. Patricia Gibbs Goddard Foundation Carol Ann Goodloe ‘75 Dorothy R. Gower ‘34 * Bequest Jane Mulkey Green ‘42 Greene & Associates, Inc. Charles E. Greene Joan B. and Warren Griffin, Jr. Michael D. Griffin Griffith Family Charitable Foundation, Inc. Teresa M. and Benjamin Griffith III Mary Laslie Grodner ‘55 Herbert and Marian Haley Foundation Marian Haley Elizabeth Ware Hardin Emily Sawyer Hart ‘56 Sally Anderson Hemingway ‘79 Allee Gardiner Hollis ‘51 Susan L. Holloway ‘82 Linna and Chris Hoppe Houghland Foundation Nancy Ann Howard ‘57 Norma Mullings Hunt ‘61 Ann McDonald Hurt ‘64 IKON Office Solutions Janet Friberg Jarrett ‘78 Judy McConnell Jolly ‘64 Elaine Wilder Jones ‘59 Joanne B. Jordan ‘61 Catherine Gibbons Jost ‘70 Suzanne Woodham Juday ‘69 Suzanne Jones Kahn ‘61 Brett J. Karopczyc Mary Cordes Kelley ‘39 Elizabeth Rogers Kelly ‘72 Carol Bacon Kelso ‘73 Julia Stillwell Ketcham ‘58 and Ralph L. Ketcham Susan Taylor King ‘63 Nancy Clifton Kinzer Pat Rimmer Knox-Hudson ‘58 Annie Mays Larmore ‘28 Law Offices of John D. Christy Janet M. Lawrence ‘80 Martha Bell Lewis ‘60 Melanie Filson Lewis ‘93 Catharine Burns Liles ‘66 and Marion H. Liles, Jr. Lucille and Joseph W. Little Bebe Blalock Littles ‘61 Marjorie A. and Richard H. Lowrance Nancy Dixon Lutz ‘60 MaconPower Nan G. Maddux ‘75 Linda Chambers Mahan ‘61
Richard P. Maier Martin Foundation, Inc. Joyce M. and T. Baldwin Martin, Jr. Marjorie Gray Masson ‘51 Margaret Mathews ‘73 Fran F. and William M. Matthews William M. Matthews Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia, Inc. McCrary Family Fund of the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation Frances Parker McCrary ‘62 and Dennie L. McCrary Rita Parker McGarity ‘75 Mary Margaret Woodward McNeill ‘60 Elizabeth O’Donnell Menkhaus ‘76 Marybelle Proctor Menzel ‘62 Martha Harrison Middlebrooks ‘44 Peggy Likes Miller ‘65 Polly C. and W. Walter Miller, Jr. Walter and Polly Miller Fund of the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley Beverly F. Mitchell ‘68 Margaret Thompson Monahan ‘67 Tommie Sue Montgomery-Abrahams ‘63 Elizabeth Gibbons Montis ‘66 and George P. Montis Morgan Stanley Caron Griffin Morgan ‘73 Lynn B. Moses ‘77 Mulberry Street United Methodist Church Anne Whipple Murphey ‘48 and ‘49 Claire Michaels Murray ‘52 The National Christian Foundation National Management Resources Corporation NBP Engineers, Inc. Newbern Foundation Judith Miller Newbern ‘67 Susan Stankrauff Newman ‘57 Susan Kirvin Ogburn ‘67 George R. Parkerson, Jr. Joyce Gallagher Pate ‘46 Lori Reese Patton ‘90 and Macon Patton Virginia Barber Perkins ‘63 Loretta L. Pinkston ‘84 Martha Rumble Pirkle ‘46 and Quentin R. Pirkle PPC Foundation Jo Bogan Prout ‘66 Mary Belle Gardner Quesenberry ‘43 RBC Financial Group Stephen A. Reichert, Jr. Stephen A. Reichert, Jr. Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia, Inc. Dorothy Wilkin Repass ‘45 * Harriet Laslie Reynolds ‘62 and John D. Reynolds III Martha Anne Neville Reynolds ‘57 and Robert J. Reynolds Bryndis W. Roberts ‘78 SCANA Energy Macon SCANA Services Inc. Brandt Sessions * Bequest Trudie Parker Sessions ‘65 Margaret Duckworth Sewell ‘49 Jeanette Loflin Shackelford ‘61 Nancy Peterson Shaw ‘58 Jane Courtenay Shockley ‘56 Karen Connor Shockley ‘63 Deborah Jones Smith ‘76 Janice Boland Smith ‘61 Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71 Martha Groover Staples ‘49 and James C. Staples Starr Electric Company, Inc. Bonnie and Joe Starr Linda McElroy Steed ‘58 Eleanor McDonald Still ‘57
Gifts made between July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011
Beverly Jo Flynt Strean ‘60 Annette G. Taylor ‘38 * Bequest Catherine Cushing Thierry ‘68 Patrenice Guthrie Thomas ‘96 Betty A. Thompson ‘47 Julie St. John Thornton ‘78 Casey Thurman ‘65 Reba Thurmond ‘57 Mary McCord Tierney ‘46 Verah Dorsey Turner ‘88 Janet Hicks Tweed ‘81 Deborah Clifton van der Lande Emily B. Walker Charitable Trust Helen Proctor Morris Watson ‘46 Vickie and Mickey J. Watson Jane Powers Weldon ‘59 Cora Ann Ware Wells ‘61 Susan and Stephen M. Welsh Joan Wadsworth West ‘56 Almonese C. and Ralph W. Williams Beth Milstead Wilson ‘96 Cynthia Wright ‘75 Hilda A. Wright ‘65 Dorothy Smith Yandle ‘55 Virginia Sumerford York ‘60
$500 to $999 Alumnae listed in the class giving section Susan and William H. Allen Atlanta Wesleyan Alumnae Club Herman D. Baker Bank of America William N. Banks, Jr. Richard H. Beauchamp Kelly E. Bledsoe L. Travis Brannon, Jr. Robert R. Canida Cedar Street Charitable Foundation Jerrod Clark Mary G. Curry Sandra S. and Donald A. Davis, Jr. J. David Deck Essential Ingredients Inc. ExxonMobil Foundation Merry M. and A. Donald Faulk, Jr. Thomas P. Ferrell Constance and Carl Flair Forsyth Feed & Seed Dawn Mason Freelin GE Foundation General Board of Higher Education and Ministry Geotechnical & Environmental Consultants, Inc. Ann and J. Ellsworth Hall III Lisa S. and William L. Hammond Howard R. Hart, Jr. Howard, Moore, McDuffie, P.C. Quinn Hudson David M. Hyun IKON Office Solutions Foundation Insurance Professionals of Middle Georgia George C. Jackson Jane W. and James L. Jackson, Jr. Jackson Automotive Group, Inc. Robert H. Kahn, Jr. Family Foundation Joshua A. King Macon Occupational Medicine, LLC Patricia M. and Richard H. Maddux Sybil B. McNeil MidSouth Federal Credit Union Susan M. and B. Douglas Morton III Ann and James L. Moses William W. Oliver, Jr. G. Robert Parkerson III Thomas E. Phillips Warren H. Robinson Donald I. Rosen Deen Day and James R. Sanders, Jr.
Catherine Schmitt-Whitaker Sandra and James Severnak Jennifer and Dana L. Smoak SunTrust Foundation Philip D. Taylor Robert M. & Lilias Baldwin Turnell Foundation Union Pacific Corporation Gabrielle K. Vaughan The Walt Disney Company Foundation Barbara Smith Woodson Youmans Chevrolet
$250 to $499 Alumnae listed in the class giving section Ace Hardware John O. Adams, Jr. Albany First United Methodist Church Anonymous Bobbie Appling Ash & Parsont LLP Libby Bailey Julia G. Baldwin Ben S. Barnes, Jr. Jan C. Beeland Thomas Biester Susan M. Bond Brownie Points Staffing Inc. Joanna Buffington Lynn Carithers Cathy Cox Delta Airlines Foundation James B. Ferrari William A. Fickling, Jr. Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. Eugene T. Harrison III James C. “Cal” Hays Linda G. and David E. Hearin Heritage United Methodist Church Hodge Control Service Co. Mary Ann Howard Katherine J. and Richard Hutto Barbara D. Jenkins Henry S. Jennings, Jr. Barbara C. Jones ‘37 * Bequest L. Bevel Jones III Junior League of Macon, Inc. Mary and James H. Langham, Jr. Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home Kathy L. Malone Marion Ecological, LLC Martha Bowman Memorial United Methodist Church Mr. and Mrs. Joseph G. Martin, Jr. Dorothy M. Mathis MetLife Foundation Glenna Dod Meyer Wendy R. Myers New York Life Foundation P&G Fund Erle and Mary Peacock Charitable Fund of the Triangle Community Foundation The Potting Shed Amber E. Poulson Margaret and William F. Quillian, Jr. Bebe and Albert P. Reichert, Jr. Thomas T. Shealy Mae Sheftall B. Robert Shipp Jane I. and A. Jason Shirah Philip R. Taylor Wanda S. Thomas Thomson Reuters Kevin L. Ulshafer Brandi Vorhees Mary Jean and Charles H. Yates, Jr.
up to $249 Alumnae listed in the class giving section Academy of the Performing Arts, Inc. Ace Hardware David I. Ackerman Shirley E. Adams Almand & Co., LLC Alston United Methodist Church J. Eade Anderson Suzie and Fletcher C. Anderson Andy W. Watson, Jr. & Associates, LLC Anonymous Kristen E. and Dennis L. Applebee, Jr. Jennifer Aust Stefanie Austin Cynthia H. Autry William E. Baird, Jr. Kathleen P. Ballou Bank of Hiawassee James E. Barfield Sarah G. and Wilson G. Barmeyer Rhonda Green-Barnes and Edward Barnes, Jr. Allyson and Randall C. Bashinski Sandra B. Baskin Irene Baugh Patricia and Stephen R. Beckwith Laura Brooke Bennett-Day Mary Berndt Bert Maxwell Furniture Company Brock Bingaman Karen Bivins-Hollis Black Creek United Methodist Church David A. Bobbitt Holly L. Boettger-Tong Bold Springs United Methodist Church Box Springs United Methodist Church Edward H. Bragg, Jr. Alleen and James H. Bratton, Jr. Cheryl C. Brenton Catherine I. Brewer Debra J. Brook John P. Brown Joanna M. Brumbelow Rhiannon Bruner Brunswick First United Methodist Church Burgess Design Center and Rug Gallery Louise D. Burt Kaylan E. Buteyn Byron United Methodist Church Margaret M. and Dennis A. Calfee Jack C. Callaway Bruce M. Camitta Clifford S. Campbell, Jr. Jileesha Campbell Greg Carter Kimberly S. Casebeer Rejeana Cassady Centenary United Methodist Church Gayle R. Chaffin Deborah R. Chapman William H. Chew, Jr. Christine Clancy Marjorie Gregory Clarke Edgar H. Clayton III Susie T. and Clyde Click The Coca-Cola Foundation Matching Gifts Program Susan S. Cole Wendi Lou Combes Commercial Furnishings Marianna M. and John W. Cooke Nancy B. and Donald J. Cornett Marvin S. Cowan * Sharon C. and John D. Cranwell Ashley Crooms William C. Cutler Gerry B. and James S. Davis Isabel K. Davis Lynn S. Davis
Meagon Davis Saralyn H. DeSmet Dexter United Methodist Church Phyllis B. Dietrich Melanie Doherty Jane A. Dolan Deidra D. Donmoyer Janice H. and Robert S. Donner Shanon R. and Steven F. Dooley Clayton N. Doty Laurie and James T. Douglas Belinda K. and Mark A. Duhaime Raycine B. Durham Stephen G. Earhart Valerie Edmonds Britton Edwards Mack Efland III Edward Eikner Linda E. Elam Truett L. Elder Allyson K. Epps Sarah Ann White 1943 * Bequest Mariann and Freddie W. Evans, Jr. Rosalind G. Evans Evergreen United Methodist Church Sondralyn M. Fackler Nancy and Dan P. Fales LaVerne Fender Glenda K. Ferguson First United Methodist Church of Tifton Vi Ann S. and Paul R. Foster Friendship United Methodist Church of Waynesboro Friendship United Methodist Church of Eastman Judith B. and Andrew J. Gabor Benjamin M. Garland Cynthia L. and David G. Garvey Charles F. Gattis, Jr. Richard S. George John F. Gibson William M. Gibson GIGA, Inc. Harry W. Gilmer Jeanne B. Glover Godbold Foundation, Inc. Mary J. Gogul Michael T. Griswold Linda Grynkewich Susan C. Hagemeyer Ann and F. Kennedy Hall Susan G. Hall James W. Halloran Paula F. and Matthew S. Hannon Jo Ann Harden Amanda E. Hayward-Giles Christy Henry Haley and Jason Henry C. Terry Holland D.K. Hollis, Jr. Quintress L. Hollis Denise Welch Holloway Patricia and Danny Howell Karen E. Huber Julianne H. and Herbert T. Hutto Joseph A. Iskra, Jr. and Regina B. Oost Jackson Family Holdings, LLLP Sallie R. and Marcus K. Jocoy Maria S. and Robert M. Johnston Mary W. and William H. Johnston Addie L. Jones Helen S. Jones Julie A. Jones Joycliff United Methodist Church Louise S. and Jerome L. Kaplan Ruth Kaplan Mark L. Kelley King Solomon United Methodist Church E. Constance Kinzie Frances and Thomas F. Knight, Jr. Frances de La Rosa and Fernando La Rosa
Susan J. and William F. Lattimer Andy Lawson Troy D. Lawson Anh Le Lee Street United Methodist Church G. Bryan Leskosky Janet A. Lewis Linton United Methodist Church Frazer B. Lively Maureen O.H. Lobb Elizabeth S. Loder Danielle Lodge Rita Lodge Stan Lodge Douglas B. MacMillan, Jr. Macon Arts, Inc. Macon Tent Rentals, Inc. Mallonee Family Foundation, Inc. Patricia M. and Robert D. Mansfield Monty T. Martin Shelly T. and Matthew R. Martin F. Dale Mathews Annette T. Maxey Margery and Bertram Maxwell III Elizabeth L. and Thomas J. McBrearty Guyton B. McCall Marcia B. and A. Bliss McCrum, Jr. Michael C. McGhee Robin and Dennis A. McIntosh Kyndall McKemie Michael D. McKinney Tonya Medders Lydia Meissner Merck Partnership for Giving Linda K. and Alfred H. Merrill Amy Lines Miller Anna Mishina Mitchell United Methodist Church Monica R. Moody Dotty I. Morgan Dr. and Mrs. Everett C. Mosley Lee B. Murphey Eileen A. and Wade S. Murray Natalia’s Lynn and J. Alan Neal Newington United Methodist Church Ha Nguyen Northwestern Benefit Corporation of Georgia Northwestern Mutual Foundation Donald E. Oberg Cindy and George C. “Cam” Oetter, Jr. Marjorie and W. John O’Shaughnessey, Jr. Alain D. Owens Park Avenue United Methodist Church Julia R. and Rush A. Peace Kristina Peavy Bettye G. and Elmo L. Percle Jamie N. and Thomas G. Perkins Sally H. and Benjamin M. Perkins JoAnne M. Petrilli Mary and J. Taylor Phillips Pierce Avenue Properties LLP Charles W. Pitts Lori L. and William Pointer William G. Ponder Joseph R. Porterfield Patrick C. Pritchard Sara B. Red Arthur H. Reede, Jr. Lauren and Dain Reeves Antoinette Reynolds Barry Rhoades Billy Robinson Nate Rode Julie B. Rogers Lisa Rouleau James D. Rowan Mark L. Rowe Brenda and John W. Self-Medlin Patricia S. and Patrick S. Shannon Betty G. Shewfelt
Staci L. Shultz Betty Sweet Simmons William P. Simmons, Jr. Margo and Elliott H. Sisson John Skelton Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Slaughter Mary and Laban Sloop Bridges W. Smith, Jr. Crosby R. Smith Gerald Smith Teresa P. Smotherman South Roanoke United Methodist Church Choir Michael Spivey St. Mark United Methodist Church of Columbus St. Marys United Methodist Church St. Peter’s United Methodist Church of Fitzgerald State Farm Companies Foundation Nancy and James E. Staub Nancy M. Stayman Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Stein Helen and W. Asbury Stembridge, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Stimson Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, Inc. Patricia L. and Hudson G. Stoddard Charles H. Stone Stefanie Swanger Cynthia B. Szigeti Tazewell United Methodist Church Joan P. and James P. Tewksbury Jamie L. Thames The Pointe United Methodist Church Alice J. Thompson Charles H. Thompson Jeffrey Thompson Carol and Jerome P. Tift Lindsay S. Timms Aleksandar Tomic Ashley Tomlin William H. Tripp Tally L. Tripp Carol and James Tucker Kathleen Turk Yelena Tuzova Elizabeth A. and David J. Ulfik Union Pacific Fund for Effective Government Political Action Committee Olga M. Van Atten Vineville United Methodist Church Susan Wade Carroll A. Walker May White Walker Deborah Walker-Reed Rhonda Walls Jan and Paul Ward Louise L. and Andrew W. Watson, Jr. Patsy C. and Thatcher Watson Ann H. Weldon Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church Wesleyan Alumnae Association Wesleyan Class of 1971 Wesleyan Class of 1980 Westtown United Methodist Church Lisa and G. Mason White Whitefield United Methodist Church Tom B. Wight Katherine H. and William F. Wilder, Jr. Wildwood United Methodist Church Jane D. and John F. Willingham Jennifer L. Wilson Wise Cash Flow Mrs. F.L. Wooten, Jr. Wrightsville First United Methodist Church Arthur G. Wroble Anne and George E. Youmans
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Annual Fund Could you love Wesleyan any better? I was at Wesleyan last weekend and, as I looked out over the loggia to the fountain and down towards the lake, I realized that I am not sure there is a more beautiful view anywhere. When I looked a second time, I could almost see a group of young women around the fountain (that had been dyed green, of course) yelling, “Hoddy Toddy,” and singing, “Do you think that you could love me any better …” The third time I looked, I tried to see the Green Knights of 2012 and wondered if I would recognize the cheers they would do. I met several of them when they were in Washington DC for a leadership retreat last spring. What a great and talented group of young women! After meeting these students, I realized again why as alumnae we should respond to the Wesleyan requests for participation in the various giving campaigns. This generation of young women, as well as the next and the next, should motivate us to give, to stay connected, and to keep our alma mater strong. I can’t wait to celebrate the exciting “Wesleyan Firsts” that these Green Knights will achieve. On behalf of these students, I thank you for your gifts to the 2011 Annual Fund! As you make your year-end charitable giving plans, I urge you to keep Wesleyan’s Annual Fund high on your list of priorities again this year. Every gift matters, no matter the size. Collectively, our gifts are needed to keep the Wesleyan experience alive. I see this as both a great responsibility and a great honor. Currently, though, fewer than 25% of alumnae support the Annual Fund (while our peers have participation levels of 40 to 50%). We need to change the statistic! Did you know that Wesleyan’s faculty and staff consistently give at participation levels of 95% and higher? Image how incredibly life-changing the Wesleyan experience could be with 95% alumnae participation! No other college or university in the nation could claim that level of success and satisfaction among alums. First things first though, let’s grow 25% to 35% –– and that would only take 8 additional people in each class to make a gift. Last year at this time, I encouraged you to stay connected with Wesleyan. Have you done that? Take advantage of opportunities to reconnect with your classmates. Several of my classmates and I have started a tradition of mini-reunions, meeting at various places every couple of years for a “ladies weekend.” When we get together, it is like we just left Wesleyan yesterday. Wesleyan alums are “indeed” the grandest group of women I know! No matter when or where you meet one, you have an instant bond. Hold close the friends you made and smile in anticipation of meeting those wonderful Wesleyan Women whose paths have yet to cross yours. This year, surprise a few special people (that professor who invested in you or that classmate you haven’t seen for years) by making tribute gifts in their honor to Wesleyan! Thanks,
Jan Lawrence ‘80
Gifts made between July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011
1928 Participation: 50.00% Total Loyalty Fund: $1,000.00 Total All Gifts: $1,000.00 Loggia Club Annie Mays Larmore ❤ 1929 Total Loyalty Fund: $0.00 Total All Gifts: $19,616.52 Carillon Club Lola Leete Parker Kibler * Bequest 1932 Total Loyalty Fund: $0.00 Total All Gifts: $1,863,266.01 President’s Council Mildred Boothe West * Bequest 1933 Participation: 14.29% Total Loyalty Fund: $125.00 Total All Gifts: $125.00 Contributors Margaret Cantrell Isaacs ❤ a 1934 Participation: 37.50% Total Loyalty Fund: $45,230.84 Total All Gifts: $86,658.92 President’s Council Julia Munroe Woodward ❤ a Loggia Club Dorothy Royal Gower * Bequest 1836 Club Charmian Stuart Thomson ❤ a Contributors Anna Davis King 1935 Total Loyalty Fund: $0.00 Total All Gifts: $164,654.75 President’s Council Margaret Munroe Thrower * Bequest 1937 Total Loyalty Fund: $0.00 Total All Gifts: $300.99 1836 Club Barbara C. Jones * Bequest 1938 Participation: 16.67% Total Loyalty Fund: $900.00 Total All Gifts: $2,870.79 Loggia Club Annette Gardner Taylor * Bequest Quadrangle Club Bernardine Smith Thomas ❤ a Contributors Dorothy Wink Bolding ❤ Dorothy DuPuis Mackin ❤ 1939 Participation: 23.53% Total Loyalty Fund: $2,535.00 Total All Gifts: $2,535.00 Loggia Club Carolyn Malone Carpenter Mary Cordes Kelley ❤ Contributors Maryan Smith Harris Mary Sharpe Robinson
1940 Participation: 9.09% Total Loyalty Fund: $850.00 Total All Gifts: $43,544.47 President’s Council Mary Burdell Arapian * Bequest Carillon Club Laura Marjorie Standifer * Bequest Quadrangle Club Carol Jones Carlisle Contributors Jessie Jones Whittemore 1941 Participation: 25.00% Total Loyalty Fund: $579.00 Total All Gifts: $579.00 1836 Club Helen Lovein Jackson ❤ a Contributors Mildred Ruth Brown Frances Jones Duskin ❤ a Lucy Cline Huie Louise Chapman Orr Norma Clark Poli 1942 Participation: 30.30% Total Loyalty Fund: $1,575.00 Total All Gifts: $5,575.00 Loggia Club Mildred Fincher Efland ❤ a Jane Mulkey Green ❤ a 1836 Club Bettye Withers Barnes ❤ a Margaret Smith Carruth ❤ a Elizabeth Martin Jennings ❤ a Contributors Irma King Guest ❤ Alice Burrowes Ritter ❤ a Sarah Smoot Scates ❤ a Jane Hutchinson Thornton ❤ Ruby Maloy White 1943 Participation: 17.39% Total Loyalty Fund: $1,175.00 Total All Gifts: $1,275.00 Loggia Club Mary Belle Gardner Quesenberry ❤ a Contributors Jean Overstreet Adams ❤ a Ann Burkhalter Beilke ❤ a Mary Timmerman Geeslin-Warfel Sarah Ann White * Bequest 1944 Participation: 28.95% Total Loyalty Fund: $2,185.00 Total All Gifts: $21,219.57 Carillon Club Betty Livingston Bruner * Bequest Loggia Club Martha Harrison Middlebrooks ❤ a 1836 Club Lucia Lindsey Smith ❤ Contributors Mildred C. Bovaird ❤ Elsie Carmichael Boyd Margaret Spear Diederich ❤ a French Dekle Kelsey ❤ Lanelle Rogers Kopp ❤ Virginia McClellan McCowen ❤ a Frances Sanders Richter Ethel Campbell Williams ❤ Elizabeth Rycroft Wood
1945 Participation: 31.67% Total Loyalty Fund: $9,435.00 Total All Gifts: $89,535.00 President’s Council Pauline Domingos Lester * Bequest Candler Club Martha Gragg Bates Loggia Club Dorothy Wilkin Repass * ❤ a Quadrangle Club Lois Goldman Cowan Kathryn Gibbs Steinbruegge ❤ a 1836 Club Bettie Hotaling Bland ❤ a Betty Wilkinson Mills Helene Jones Schwartz ❤ a Contributors Eleanor Hoyt Dabney ❤ a Frances Thurman Fitzgerald ❤ a Maude Williamson Garner Mary Brown Malone Heritage Jane Methvin Jones * ❤ a Wylene Dillard Kendrick ❤ a Virginia Martin Lawrence ❤ Miriam Chylinski Lykke ❤ a Mary Frances Webb Nall ❤ Bettye Milton Paden ❤ Rebecca Shipley Street Winifred Bosch Titterton ❤ 1946 Participation: 35.82% Total Loyalty Fund: $9,906.00 Total All Gifts: $9,906.00 Fountain Club Mary Euyang Shen ❤ Loggia Club Laurel Dean Gray Craft ❤ a Joyce Gallagher Pate Martha Rumble Pirkle ❤ a Mary McCord Tierney Helen Proctor Morris Watson ❤ Quadrangle Club Lou Matteson Jones ❤ Laura Jones Turner ❤ a Contributors Rebekah Yates Anders ❤ a Margaret Boyett Arnold ❤ Jane Wallace Baggett Ruth Middlebrooks Barnwell Susan Lott Clark Mary Nunn Domingos ❤ a Mary Tappan Garrison Mary Louise Davis Gavigan Joyce Daniel Mann ❤ Jane Kollock McCall ❤ a Mary McLendon McManus ❤ Beverly Burgess Meadors Adelaide Wallace Ponder ❤ a Jacqueline Lamm Souder ❤ a Virginia Rushing Trapnell ❤ Betty Howell Traver 1947 Participation: 29.67% Total Loyalty Fund: $28,470.00 Total All Gifts: $700,147.33 President’s Council Betty Turner Corn ❤ a Mary Lockwood Curry * Bequest Loggia Club Georgann Dessau Blum
Margaret Derby Champlin ❤ a Frances Oehmig Collins ❤ a Betty Hall Dunn ❤ Betty A. Thompson ❤ Quadrangle Club Betsy Chipman Kaplan Peggy Ann Pangborn Roos ❤ 1836 Club Jean Anderson Estes Jane Epps Henry ❤ Martha Bradford Swann ❤ a Contributors Anne Carlton Blanchard ❤ a Rosalind Allison Burns ❤ a Harriet Loeb Feeney ❤ a Marilyn Mathews ❤ Frances Callaway McCommon ❤ a Mary Wofford Morris ❤ a Septima Porcher Murray Jane Stapp Nadon ❤ Gloria Thornton Orr ❤ Emily Britton Parker ❤ Eugenia Corley Simmons Sara Elizabeth Smith ❤ Rebecca Train Stimson Antoinette Smith Suiter Mary Whitehead Sweeny ❤ a Elizabeth Rosser Wills 1948 Participation: 24.29% Total Loyalty Fund: $8,340.00 Total All Gifts: $15,664.20 Carillon Club Annie Anderson Jones ❤ Loggia Club Doris Poe Anderson ❤ Quadrangle Club Pauline Phelps Deck ❤ a Beverly Reichert Kennon ❤ 1836 Club Cordelia Dessau Holliday ❤ Contributor Jane Clapp Anderson Miriam Boland ❤ Rosaline Gilmore Burt Jean Cowart Fleming ❤ Nona Hodges Foster Betty Tillman Hodges ❤ a Rose Crockett McRae Elizabeth Matthews Parker Roberta Sullivan Pierson Dorothy Anne Smith Elizabeth Hean Stone ❤ Marie Wilson Turner 1949 Participation: 41.18% Total Loyalty Fund: $22,125.00 Total All Gifts: $22,125.00 Candler Club Elizabeth Mackay Asbury ❤ a Peggy Carswell Fountain Club Julia Carreker Mathias ❤ a Loggia Club Anne Whipple Murphey Margaret Duckworth Sewell ❤ a Martha Groover Staples ❤ a Quadrangle Club Mary Launius Beauchamp ❤ a Betty Daniel Robinson ❤ a 1836 Club
Betty Jo Watson Bowdre ❤ a Joyce Kingery Clay ❤ Mildred Roads Griffith ❤ a Mary Lane Edwards Hartshorn ❤ a Mildred Hawkins Jones ❤ a Francina Brock Kern ❤ Jane Chandler Rhodes ❤ Clara Hillis Schenke ❤ a Renee’ Rousseau Tillery ❤ Contributors Beverly Banks Boland Emily Hancock Bredeson ❤ a Susan Gragg Cash ❤ a Patricia Johnson Childs ❤ a Beverly Folsom Dyer ❤ Eugenia Toole Glover Betty Buntyn Googe ❤ Jane Morgan Hogan ❤ Dorothy Stubbs Hollingsworth ❤ a Beth Parker Hunt ❤ a Ruby Layson ❤ a Betty Strom Marlow June Veendall Miller ❤ Anne Gilmore New Faith Munford Price Frances Smith Ramsey Nadine Cranmer Read ❤ Sara Stewart Rountree ❤ Jerrye Griffeth Short ❤ Elizabeth Cook Smith ❤ a Anne Strozier Threadgill ❤ a Gloria Barker Vincent ❤ Marianne Coleman Whiteway Martha Barrett Woodard Julia Weathers Wynne ❤ 1950 Participation: 29.73% Total Loyalty Fund: $2,480.00 Total All Gifts: $37,842.99 President’s Council Sue Marie Thompson Turner 1836 Club Mary Fordham Greenfield Ann Weaver Paschal ❤ a Jean Link Rankin Ann Messink Ross ❤ Martha Sheppard Tanner ❤ a Contributors Dorothy Evans Bell Myra Jane Holman Bird ❤ a Joyce Andrew Bledsoe ❤ Josephine Russell Campbell ❤ a Patricia Pope Chilton ❤ Mary Newell Cobb Sara Johnston Fowke ❤ Charlotte R. Gaines Jeanne Gellerstedt Hicks Louise Cochran Mayfield ❤ Betty Parham McGee Virginia Simmons Murray Martha Ann Wood Robertson ❤ Dorothy Surrency Rosenbloom ❤ Matilda Dodd Trawick Nancy Black Wheatley ❤ 1951 Participation: 34.07% Total Loyalty Fund: $17,807.00 Total All Gifts: $26,140.00 Candler Club Betty Smith Addison ❤ a Courtney Knight Gaines ❤ a
Giving Levels The President’s Council $25,000 and above The Carillon Club $10,000 to $24,999 The Candler Club $5,000 to $9,999 The Fountain Club $2,500 to $4,999 The Loggia Club $1,000 to $2,499 The Quadrangle Club $500 to $999 The 1836 Club $250 to $499 Contributors Up to $249
Love X 5
For the past 17 years, the Love X 5 program has been recognizing our faithful alumnae who have made a gift to Wesleyan for five or more consecutive years. In recognition of their loyalty to Wesleyan, these faithful donors are honored with a ❤ following their names in the Class Giving section. When attending Alumnae Weekend, Love X 5 faithful are also presented with a special pin honoring their continued support of their alma mater.
Stanback Society Established in 2001, the Stanback Society recognizes alumnae who have given to the Annual Fund for twenty or more consecutive years. These faithful donors are honored with a a following their names in the Class Giving section. The Stanback Society is named in honor of Florence Elizabeth Cawthon Stanback who contributed to the Annual Fund faithfully every year from her graduation in 1925 until her death in 2002.
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Fountain Club Martha Banks Gaddis ❤ a Allee Gardiner Hollis ❤ Marjorie Gray Masson ❤ a Marjorie Perkins Squires ❤ a Quadrangle Club Donna Lloyd Gardner Harriet Adams Newton ❤ Jane Lyle Wootton 1836 Club Jane Wilkin Anthony ❤ Sidney Ford Tatom ❤ Contributors Jane Rand Breunig Frances Sinback Campbell Jane Schmidt Catlin Anne Purvis Church ❤ Betty Fowler Davis Patty Banks Duff Helen Longino Dunwody Nancy Wyatt Ezzard ❤ a Anne McKay Garris Mary Bird Horner Harvey Rebecca Dodd Hollady Robin Chesney Hopkins ❤ a LaVonne Collins Jolley ❤ Dorothy Russell Leggett Mary Ruth Lewis ❤ Peggy Worrell Murphy ❤ Vinita O. Phillips Day Wilson Watson Mary Baldwin Woodland ❤ a Eugenia Pierce Young 1952 Participation: 27.96% Total Loyalty Fund: $7,905.00 Total All Gifts: $8,905.00 Loggia Club Nora Gordon Clarke ❤ Charlotte Battle Everbach ❤ Evelyn LeRoy Fortson ❤ a Claire Michaels Murray Quadrangle Club Esther Deal Baker ❤ Jean Mouchet Brannon ❤ 1836 Club Margaret Lynch Cordell Ann Pasley Fletcher ❤ a Martha Bielmann Hastings ❤ Ann King Standerwick ❤ a Contributors Jane Gale Barnes * ❤ a Martha Davis Bauman ❤ Winifred Clements Begin ❤ Marella Mitchell Cassels ❤ a Jean Youmans Coleman ❤ Irma Rigby Collins ❤ Mary Eva Bryan DuBose ❤ Patricia Berry Faust ❤ Nancy King Flanders Elizabeth Percy Hill ❤ Virve Paul Martin ❤ Elizabeth Lewis Parsons Mary Bailey Rehm ❤ DeRon McCurdy Senna ❤ Evelyn Thompson Tharp ❤ Sarah Roughton Wilson ❤ 1953 Participation: 35.71% Total Loyalty Fund: $4,697.80 Total All Gifts: $125,432.57 President’s Council Alice Ann Hamilton - Bequest
Quadrangle Club Susan Thigpen McDuffie Helen Blackmarr Outler ❤ a Caroline Eagerton Upperco ❤ 1836 Club Mayson Thornton Bissell ❤ a Betty Lou Barber McClure ❤ Joan Jennings Norton ❤ Lucia Hutchinson Peel Powe Contributors Elizabeth Perry Bryan Joanne Williams Callahan Margaret Neal Doty ❤ a Merrilyn Welch Eastham ❤ a Gerry Dixon Eddy ❤ a Virginia Polk Finch Anne Chillrud Forsythe ❤ Judy Cline Godwin ❤ Sarah Higgins Harbaugh ❤ a Eleanor Isom Harrington Kathryn Perry Hoyt ❤ a Olive Long Kellum Albert Martin, Jr. ❤ Laura Aylor Martin * Mary Joe Cawley McGee ❤ a Virginia Eidson Robertson ❤ Patricia Robins Julianne Withers Roland ❤ Ann Harrell Saunders ❤ a Jacqueline Ward Schontzler ❤ Joan Pritchard Smith ❤ Grace Maxwell Sparrow ❤ Jackie Spradlin Stallings ❤ Gary Still Suters ❤ a Frances Bruce Van Horn ❤ a Elaine Wood Whitehurst Joann Wilkes Williams ❤ Kathryn Parsons Willis ❤ 1954 Participation: 36.59% Total Loyalty Fund: $8,660.00 Total All Gifts: $8,760.00 Candler Club Joyce Paris ❤ a Quadrangle Club Elizabeth Gaunt Bryan ❤ Ruth White Fruit ❤ a 1836 Club Varese Chambless Mary Lowrey Peacock ❤ Martha Jean Laslie Woodward ❤ a Contributors Marcia Mallet Ades ❤ Patricia Davison Baehr Natalie Brewton Barfield Bonnie Gardner Barnes Harriett Willis Bevil ❤ Carole Coleman Bruley ❤ a Athelyn Wade Buttrill Jeannice Hammond Clark ❤ Barbara Walker Coburn Dolores English Davidson Marilyn Bennett Edwards ❤ Emily Cook Fawcett ❤ Maryhelen Hendrix Gibson ❤ Joan Clements Holland Autumn Cook Ireland ❤ Barbara Lee Martin ❤ Carolyn Miller McCook Ruth Forehand Miller Ann Parsons Odum ❤ a Agnes Donaldson Porterfield Norma Stillwell Stevens Joan Walker ❤ Louise Stearns White ❤ a Susan Bunn Woodward
Gifts made between July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011
1955 Participation: 43.75% Total Loyalty Fund: $15,685.00 Total All Gifts: $16,735.00 Carillon Club Gayle Attaway Findlay ❤ a Loggia Club Elizabeth Truitt Furlow ❤ Mary Laslie Grodner ❤ a Dorothy Smith Yandle ❤ Quadrangle Club Judith Fuller Johnson ❤ Harriett Wadsworth Ragland ❤ 1836 Club Neva Jane Langley Fickling ❤ Ann Hunter McCandless ❤ Sara Stuart Seaborn ❤ a Contributors Joyce Caldwell Bryan ❤ Betty Frances Castlen ❤ Marie Benedict Colvin Sarah McGee Creech Phyllis Clough Davis ❤ Juanita Sexton Dowling-Brandon ❤ Laine Roosman Einberg Gerda Paul Erickson ❤ Frances Moulthrop Gordon ❤ Betty Upchurch Hasty Ada Morris Lamon Mary Webb Lockhart ❤ a Elizabeth Wilson Lowry ❤ Patricia Beckler McWhorter Susan Higgins Parry ❤ Joyce Ann Loudermilk Richards ❤ Joann Garrett Rusch Joyce Reddick Schafer 1956 Participation: 38.89% Total Loyalty Fund: $25,146.00 Total All Gifts: $25,246.00 Carillon Club Joan Shapiro Foster ❤ Candler Club Arline Atkins Finch ❤ a Loggia Club Martha Kennedy Gay ❤ a Emily Sawyer Hart ❤ Jane Courtenay Shockley ❤ Joan Wadsworth West 1836 Club Sarah Ware Arthur ❤ Carolyn Sims Brooks ❤ a Lloyd Young Flanders ❤ a Myrtice Jo Rumble Glade * ❤ Shirley Swain Register ❤ a Contributors Lucy Neeley Adams ❤ Ruth Wong Arnow ❤ Frances Cassel Berry ❤ Jean Adams Carswell Jo Ann Copeland Chapple ❤ a Elizabeth Comer Clark Paula Hunt Geiger ❤ a Irene I-Ling Mao Hui ❤ Mary Tappan Mabry ❤ Marion Wade Mixon ❤ a Lou Ann Taylor Nash ❤ Sara Lee Lane Ogilvie ❤ Cynthia Clark Quillian ❤ Isabel Graf Saterbak ❤ a Barbara Barnes Sims Elva Sanders Smith Trudy Wilson Topolosky
1957 Participation: 30.30% Total Loyalty Fund: $13,938.01 Total All Gifts: $13,938.01 Candler Club Maria Salter Higgins ❤ Loggia Club Nancy Ann Howard * Susan Stankrauff Newman ❤ a Martha Anne Neville Reynolds Eleanor McDonald Still ❤ a Reba Thurmond ❤ a Quadrangle Club Juliette Adams Hawk ❤ a Eleanor Thompson Futch Rosen ❤ 1836 Club Nancy McClellan Flowers Laura Johnson Fowler ❤ a Mary Pierpont Riley Hall ❤ Gail Wood Irvin Carla DuBose Kalec ❤ Marguerite Malcolm Yarboro ❤ a Contributors Betty Brender Belanger ❤ a Georgia Walton Bradford Norma Ford Cassens-Axx Gray Rowland Curlee ❤ a Rosemary Wood Dodd Eleanor Gravely Fleming Ruth Chapman Ham Betty Sue Hammond Sally Thorp Heath ❤ Mary Hodge Malone Sue Rogers McCright Peggy Miller Nelson Sandra Deisch Ringdahl ❤ Joan Maddox Sammons-Hodges Gretchen Nelson Scott Vann Adele Burgin Weaver 1958 Participation: 34.15% Total Loyalty Fund: $38,213.00 Total All Gifts: $48,856.57 Carillon Club Eleanor Adams Lane ❤ a Betty Nunn Mori ❤ a Candler Club Lola Harris Ellis ❤ a Loggia Club Emily Hardman Dickey ❤ a Julia Stillwell Ketcham ❤ a Pat Rimmer Knox-Hudson ❤ Nancy Peterson Shaw ❤ Linda McElroy Steed ❤ a Quadrangle Club Margaret Moody Iwamoto 1836 Club Beulah Laslie Brinson ❤ Jeraldine Farr Crews Joyce Reynolds Davidson Temple Wilson Ellis ❤ a Margaret Frances Quarles Hinely ❤ Anne McGee Morganstern ❤ a Elsie Campbell Piper Louise Sawyer Whipple Contributors Luleen Sandefur Anderson ❤ Nan Cherry Baird Mary Cooper Braun ❤ Clarice Pittman Elder ❤ Elinor Maxwell Garner ❤ Cecile Glausier Harrell Elizabeth Cauthen Hofmann Nancy Doss Holcombe ❤ Nancy Cook Hollingsworth Medra Lott Keyser ❤
Rebekah Duncan Kinsey ❤ Joy Jenkins Meyers Martha Carter Middlemas-Bryant ❤ Jensene Godwin Payne ❤ Nancy Stephenson Powell * Joan Nachbaur Rathbun Anne Stewart Raymond ❤ Jane Howard Reinmuth ❤ Delia Bridwell Reynolds ❤ Martha Sue Davis Reynolds ❤ Marian Baum Russell ❤ Stella Girardeau Russell ❤ Nancy McCook Spence ❤ Nina Sheppard Terrell ❤ Zoe Moore Turner ❤ 1959 Participation: 30.95% Total Loyalty Fund: $7,430.00 Total All Gifts: $7,430.00 Loggia Club Anne Swetnam Barton Elaine Wilder Jones ❤ Jane Powers Weldon ❤ a Quadrangle Club Harriett Johnson Bell ❤ Manita Bond Dean ❤ a 1836 Club Ann Lee Alley Earnshaw ❤ Lee Brenaman Holmes ❤ Contributors Carolyn Wade Barry ❤ a Elizabeth Blalock Butler ❤ a Marcia Adams Cashin ❤ a Betty Keels Corning Janace Fender Daughtry Helen Poole Fontsere’ ❤ Charlotte Getz Gerken ❤ Catherine Murphree Hartley ❤ Patricia Moy Ierley ❤ a Carmen Moore Jackson ❤ Wilma Gardner Kinslow ❤ Lucia Wurst Loper Laura Davis Patterson Carol King Pope ❤ a Sylvia Anderson Powell ❤ William O. Powell ❤ Catherine Vinson Pullen Martha Leggett Reese Carolyn Bolick Siegrist ❤ 1960 Participation: 37.34% Total Loyalty Fund: $52,375.00 Total All Gifts: $85,331.50 President’s Council Mary Ann Pollard Houghland ❤ Kate Stickley Watson ❤ Loggia Club Gloria Boyette ❤ a Martha Bell Lewis ❤ a Nancy Dixon Lutz Mary Margaret Woodward McNeill ❤ a Beverly Jo Flynt Strean ❤ Virginia Sumerford York ❤ a Quadrangle Club Dale Odum Barrow ❤ Doris V. Manning ❤ a Jacquelyn Davis Richardson ❤ Barbara Betts Tuck ❤ Carol Sibley Wideman ❤ a 1836 Club Claire Hammond Davis Tena N. Roberts ❤ a Meredith Young Rogers ❤
Contributors Kay Carroll Barnes ❤ Mary Amerson Burt Maryann Bass Chapman Gwyndolyn Brown Chesnut ❤ Anne Stuckey Clarke ❤ Margaret McCready Cornell ❤ a Louise Somers Davidson ❤ a Mary Moore English ❤ Ann Lavender Faulk ❤ Anne Holderfield Ficken ❤ Marcilla Jacobs Heath Lydia Jordan Hickam ❤ Karen Widdowson Hunt Lynn Lightfoot Hutcheson Paula Talbert Johnson Victoria Wilson Logue ❤ Patricia Shriver Mancuso ❤ Sheila Nichols McNeill ❤ Emily Richardson Betsy Palmer Smith ❤ Nan Millwood Solomon Molly Mallory Wilkes 1961 Participation: 47.92% Total Loyalty Fund: $7,725.00 Total All Gifts: $28,342.38 Fountain Club Jean Cain Gaddis ❤ Ermine M. Owenby ❤ Loggia Club Ann Frost Copeland ❤ Jo Anne Miller Gaede Norma Mullings Hunt ❤ Joanne B. Jordan Suzanne Jones Kahn ❤ Bebe Blalock Littles ❤ a Linda Chambers Mahan ❤ Jeanette Loflin Shackelford ❤ a Janice Boland Smith ❤ Cora Ann Ware Wells Quadrangle Club Judith Warnock Burns ❤ Betty Griffin Curry Janice McCord Doe ❤ a Patricia Summey Joyner Mary Grace Averett Kay Linda Vogel Pfleger ❤ Gayle Langston Ricklefs 1836 Club Juliana Hardeman Caldwell ❤ Mary Jo Porch Floyd ❤ a Ernestine Cole Fulmer ❤ Andrea Morris Gruhl ❤ Jane Stallings Knight ❤ Virginia Poole Lee Jacquelyn Smith Lineberger Muriel Decker Mortensen Sheila Leto Scott ❤ Martha Kinsey Skirven ❤ a Nancy Bowden Wiley ❤ a Contributors Priscilla Leedham Blake ❤ Jane Baker Chaffin Betty Claire Manning Clark Betsy Lester Cobb Elizabeth Heim Cullen Jean Edwards Dukes Martha Evans Green Kay Watkins Hanson Nancy Huff Hatch Nancy Hill-Bates Sandra Combs Lewis ❤ Jane Lewis Merrill Harriett Evans Myers
Sally Husted Shuford Linda Lee Belford Turek ❤ Margaret McKinney Youngblood ❤ 1962 Participation: 35.06% Total Loyalty Fund: $5,995.00 Total All Gifts: $6,845.00 Loggia Club Frances Parker McCrary ❤ Marybelle Proctor Menzel ❤ Harriet Laslie Reynolds ❤ a Quadrangle Club Dorothy Hendrix Hope ❤ 1836 Club Jane Flemister Batten ❤ Charlotte Jolly Hale ❤ Carol Anne Rollins Harrison ❤ Rhoda Morrison Joyner Elizabeth Daves Ream ❤ Ellen Weldon Weldon Dukes ❤ Contributors Eleanor Hagins Bradwell ❤ Janella Sammons Brand Sandra Sims Deer Iris Carroll Edwards ❤ Dorothy Rhoden Hicks ❤ Nancy Glover Kennedy Rachel Eppehimer Livezey Ellen Cone Lynn ❤ Sue Summerhill O’Kelley ❤ LaTrelle Blackburn Oliver ❤ Sonya Shipman Otte ❤ Susan von Unwerth Overman ❤ Amelia Perry Parkerson Jill Jayne Read ❤ Sarah Calhoun Savage ❤ Harriet Holland Schmitt ❤ a Harriet Bell Willis 1963 Participation: 23.91% Total Loyalty Fund: $36,145.80 Total All Gifts: $76,145.80 President’s Council Judy Woodward Gregory ❤ a Carillon Club Lynda Brinks Pfeiffer ❤ a Fountain Club Sylvia Maxwell Brown ❤ a Loggia Club Susan Taylor King ❤ a Tommie Sue Montgomery Abrahams ❤ Virginia Barber Perkins ❤ Karen Connor Shockley ❤ Quadrangle Club Ann Ewing Shumaker ❤ a 1836 Club Charlotte Thomas Marshall Barbara Johnston Plaxico ❤ Rebecca Bullard Powers ❤ Renate Butler Ryan ❤ Contributors Ann Lyn Lightner Allen Cecilia McDaniel Brock Margaret Craig Bryant ❤ Beverley B. Butler ❤ Marian Carter Clark ❤ Linda Quinn Hickman ❤ a Mary Goss Hughes Shirley Wise Richardson ❤ a Sue Ann Savage Truitt Rebecca Ward Umphrey
1964 Participation: 61.21% Total Loyalty Fund: $13,245.00 Total All Gifts: $23,245.00 Carillon Club Gail Thompson Webster Patterson ❤ a Fountain Club Carol Burt ❤ Loggia Club Lorinda Lou Beller ❤ a Dorothy Groh Cutler ❤ Ann McDonald Hurt ❤ a Judy McConnell Jolly ❤ Quadrangle Club Judith Kuhn Schlichter ❤ 1836 Club Glenda Barrett Bull ❤ Madelaine Mackoul Cosgrove ❤ Linda Eaker Hall ❤ Sandra McElroy Preston ❤ Martha Clower Thomas ❤ Patricia Jaeger Williams Martha Simmons Woodall ❤ Contributors Barbara Abercrombie ❤ Agnes D. Albright Deryl Howington Amoss Emelyn Arnold ❤ Brenda Lee Barclay ❤ Betty Jane Owens Betts ❤ Brenda Jones Bradford ❤ Peggy Pierce Chandler ❤ Mary Helen Pope Daniel ❤ Eugenia Sewell Davidson ❤ Jane Brockinton Earhart ❤ Elizabeth Hartley Filliat ❤ Crystal Hunter Flathman ❤ Rosalyn Moye Forsyth ❤ Martha Jo Burnett Fountain ❤ Mary Russell George Willanna Anderson Gibbs ❤ Elaine Kaloostian Hall ❤ a Ann Lichtenwalter Hernandez Jane Curry Hinson ❤ Beth Bramblett Hirzel Nancy Gail Smith Hoff ❤ Virginia Mitchell Hutcheson Susan Lillyman Hyland ❤ Rebecca K. Johnson Ingram ❤ Diana P. Jeffreys ❤ Mary Ann Moore Johnson Mary Helen Johnson ❤ Suzanne Gosnell Joye ❤ Paula McWhorter Judd ❤ Glenda Lou Neill Kipp Robin Hickman MacCurdy ❤ Virginia Bowen Maier Nancy Van Aken Marti ❤ a Frances Strickland Masse Susan C. Monteith ❤ a Andrea Reynolds Moody Mary Jo Moody ❤ Wendy Slygh Mulvane Amy Meyer Orr Margaret Freeman Patterson Suzanne Whidden Pennington ❤ Emma Jo Jones Ploeger ❤ Mary Helen Hall Ringe ❤ Lucy Guggenheimer Ross ❤ Susan Sammons Margaret Mannheim Sease ❤ Lynne Godwin Sikes Harriette James Simmons Elizabeth Sims ❤ a Frances White Skoglund
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Eileen Mullings Smith Sally Hutchinson Vermillion Nancy Filer Waite ❤ Ann Johnson Wild ❤ Linda Maria Willson ❤ Pamela Watkins Young ❤ a 1965 Participation: 20.30% Total Loyalty Fund: $14,200.00 Total All Gifts: $25,700.00 Carillon Club Jane Johnson Butler ❤ Fountain Club Glennda Kingry Elliott Loggia Club Peggy Likes Miller Trudie Parker Sessions ❤ a Casey Thurman Hilda A. Wright ❤ Quadrangle Club Kathryne Meeks Sanders ❤ 1836 Club Margaret Shoemaker Gordon ❤ Olivia Lopez Hartenstein ❤ Lynn Ramsey Stowers Jean Webb Tippins ❤ a Contributors Judith Joseph Chalhub Sally Bone Fay Janet Mewbourne Genest ❤ Elizabeth Harman Godbold Silvia Gonzalez Kenneweg Gloria Dollar Knight Janice Parks Mahoney ❤ Brenda Freeman Manucy ❤ Virginia Mason ❤ Carolyn Martin McCrea ❤ a Susan Cobb Middlebrooks Sally Eisen Miller Katherine Champion Smelley ❤ a Gail Whittle ❤ Karen Witschi Wight Carol Banks Wilburn 1966 Participation: 27.86% Total Loyalty Fund: $21,484.50 Total All Gifts: $21,734.50 Carillon Club Charlotte Smith Pfeiffer ❤ a Loggia Club Marion Spencer Bluestone ❤ Beth Childs Brooks ❤ a Kathy Howard Douglas Catharine Burns Liles ❤ a Elizabeth Gibbons Montis ❤ Jo Bogan Prout ❤ Quadrangle Club Patricia Davis Oliver 1836 Club Jo An Johnson Chewning ❤ Virginia Harshbarger Lamback ❤ Martha McGough Lang Susan Glover Logan ❤ Lucile Adams Mathews ❤ Sandra Bell Shipp ❤ Contributors Joann Roark Arneson ❤ Elizabeth Girlinghouse Bernard Marguerite Hall Carter ❤ Mary Thrift Chambers ❤ Abigail Howard Dillard Barbara Sneden Exum Carol Adams Garland ❤
Sue Smith Giddings Amelia Halley Barbara Brubaker Hightower Pamela Easmann Holmes ❤ Connie Bazemore Hyde Virginia Goulding Johnson ❤ Virginia Glover Lee ❤ Joy Lewis Martin Nan Nell McWilliams ❤ Becky Gleaton Mynatt Evelyn Fooshe Ogden Nancy Rowland Rehberg ❤ Marcel Dworet Rosenbaum Catherine Bloor Servais ❤ Betty Westmoreland Shuster ❤ Bonnie Smith Slovis Nancy Christian Stokes ❤ Jean Gilbert Witcher ❤ a 1967 Participation: 21.90% Total Loyalty Fund: $36,205.00 Total All Gifts: $64,555.00 President’s Council Alexis Xides Bighley ❤ a Loggia Club Margaret Thompson Monahan ❤ a Judith Miller Newbern Susan Kirvin Ogburn Quadrangle Club Judith Ragland Armstrong ❤ Kathleen DeBerry Brungard Annetta Zimmerman Elliott Sally Griffie Mehalko ❤ a Susan Rau Middlebrooks ❤ a Kay Carneal Phillips ❤ Helen Harwell Smith Suelle Marie Swartz ❤ 1836 Club Sally Farren Benoy ❤ a Anne Johnson Conover Anne Hilger Manley ❤ Harriett Willcoxon Palmer Janie Hudson Williams ❤ Contributors Sandra LaMontagne Binkley Flo Williams Douglas ❤ Carol Anne Golden ❤ Beverly Gunter Gulley Joanna Trask Harrison Gloria Lynn Kennedy Helen Neal Kleiber ❤ Elizabeth Heard Mallonee ❤ Kay Williams New ❤ a Anne Telford Parr ❤ Karen Moore Thomson ❤ Marilyn Vickers ❤ Jean Widney Wynn 1968 Participation: 26.29% Total Loyalty Fund: $19,355.00 Total All Gifts: $24,355.00 Carillon Club Jana Witham Janeway ❤ Loggia Club Laura Sullivan Barkley ❤ a Priscilla Gautier Bornmann ❤ Jane Price Claxton ❤ a Beverly F. Mitchell ❤ Catherine Cushing Thierry Quadrangle Club Charlotte Knox Canida ❤ Nancy Elliott Barbara Batson Ferrell ❤
Gifts made between July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011
Andgelia Proctor Kelly ❤ Babs Richardson Pirkle ❤ Allyn Ballou Veatch ❤ a 1836 Club Elizabeth Martin Bunte ❤ Patty Pearce Cardin ❤ Susan Alyce Cobleigh ❤ Cheryl Grantham Fee ❤ Victoria Page Jaus ❤ Geranne Hutchinson Mills ❤ a Virginia Hiers Roebuck ❤ Jo Slover Smith Martha Herring Stubbs Mary Abbott Waite Contributors Glenda Grist Beardsworth Eve L. Birmingham ❤ Beth Rogero Bowen ❤ Helen Jackson Burgin ❤ a Lynn Hays Davis ❤ Mary Ann Ward Dudley Jessica Plapinger DuVall ❤ Anne Hood Geisler ❤ Susan Swain Goger ❤ Patricia R. Hardeman ❤ Susan Burr Harris ❤ Katherine Wilson Johnson ❤ a Virginia Crapps Johnson ❤ Leila Kight ❤ Ellen Beard Martin ❤ Cheryl Maund Page Ruth Anne Gray Randolph ❤ Carolyn Sayers Russell Virginia Larson Schneider ❤ a Susan Jones Shulman ❤ Marsha Fernald Sichveland Nancy Lowe Taylor ❤ Ginger Sanders White Lash Lawton Woodcock ❤ 1969 Participation: 20.41% Total Loyalty Fund: $6,520.00 Total All Gifts: $6,520.00 Loggia Club Suzanne Woodham Juday Quadrangle Club Lucinda Samford Cannon Leila Elizabeth Dasher ❤ Frances Ellen Greer ❤ Ann Kinnick Keane ❤ a 1836 Club Alice Peninger Beasley ❤ a Sharon Malone Boyd Lou Ellen Semler Boyes ❤ Karen Dupree Garr ❤ Mary Beth Taylor Keys ❤ Diana Hall Richardson ❤ Gloria Garrett Seymour ❤ Contributors Ann Brown Austin ❤ a Dell Hitchcock Bailey Ann Reaves Burr ❤ Dale Parker Craig ❤ Jean Meacham Crowe Wanda Bell Culpepper Susan Isaacs Dodson Susan Mottola Dudley Julie Shingler Dunaway Tricia Pace Fordham ❤ a Judith Haisten Gattis ❤ Linda Smith Gregg Betty Hood Lydick ❤ Susan Ewing Maddox ❤ a Emmaline Haddle Pursley ❤
Diane Harrison Smith Patricia Ondo Snyder ❤ a Barbara Marble Tagg ❤
1970 Participation: 23.53% Total Loyalty Fund: $15,789.00 Total All Gifts: $20,789.00 Carillon Club Brenda Witham McGinn ❤ Candler Club Susan Woodward Walker ❤ Loggia Club Catherine Gibbons Jost ❤ a Quadrangle Club May Powell Parks ❤ Martha Jane Thompson 1836 Club Helen Grace Cappleman Jane Ward Gault Katherine Arnold Hale Suzanne Harris McAliley Billie Molpus Posey Jan Bull Simpson Contributors Diane Dennington Abdi Mary Ella Gibson Bernard Patricia Grogan Borders Judith Oldham Boulay Jan Drury Cox ❤ Sally Myhand Flannagan Neal Peggy Persons Fox Kathrine King Gering ❤ Lana Tygart Griner ❤ Wanda Saltmarsh Hopkins ❤ Linda Ennis Johnson Charlene Payne Kammerer Colleen Smith Katsuki Sally Shingler Kurrie ❤ a Deborah Giugni McMillan Kathryn L. Nettles ❤ Judith Parker Schuler Patsy Lockhart Schutte ❤ Ann Scott Terry Jeanne Yager Tribble Patricia L. Voyles 1971 Participation: 46.15% Total Loyalty Fund: $27,610.40 Total All Gifts: $30,270.40 Carillon Club Susan Pyeatt Kimmey Candler Club Gena Roberts Franklin ❤ a Toni L. Jennings Loggia Club Cathy Coxey Snow ❤ a Quadrangle Club Pamela Henry Pate ❤ Helen Ferguson Zachry ❤ a 1836 Club Donna Cook Gloria Turner Lockridge Derrill Dunn McRae ❤ Contributors Virginia Williamson Almand ❤ Cathy Henson Anderson Linda Gail Anderson ❤ Shari Richardson Arrington Rebecca Curtis Basset Andrea Chapline Butt Janice Moody Cayton ❤ Jane Crawford Conn Pamela L. Finlayson
Lynda Jordan Gasses Marjorie Bowen Graham ❤ Denise Kelly Hart ❤ Peggy Parrish Hasty Deborah Smith Kelly Carolyn Berger Krutoy Rebecca Edenfield Lingerfelt ❤ Harriett E. Mayo Holly Pearson Payne Deborah Vick Pierce Kathryn Warren Powell ❤ a Anne Teal Ruddell Carol Rogers Smith Martha Yates Thomas Ellen Cobleigh Tomter Kimberly Fritch Vantreese Kirsten Johansen Welch Jan Shelnutt Whalen ❤ 1972 Participation: 38.98% Total Loyalty Fund: $8,975.00 Total All Gifts: $14,025.00 Carillon Club Marsha Witham Whitman ❤ Loggia Club Elizabeth Rogers Kelly ❤ Quadrangle Club Deborah Wedgworth Altman Mary Catherine Collins O’Kelley ❤ 1836 Club Christine Everett Contributors Rebecca Jones Brock ❤ Joyce Rice Ellison ❤ Marianne Graeme Fortuna ❤ Deborah Dye Gigliotti Sonya Tomlinson Holland Kathleen Propps Langford ❤ Linda Chance Newiger ❤ Patricia Overton Oberg Nancy Jackson Osmundsen ❤ Sherryl Senna Pollard ❤ Lynn Golson Priester ❤ a Pamela Huston Rosenburg ❤ Linda Mills Sankey ❤ Susan McDonald Sheehan Susan Moses Shropshire Dianne Searcy Smoot Eileen Vickery Thurmond Susan Wyllys Wallace ❤ a 1973 Participation: 36.21% Total Loyalty Fund: $7,098.54 Total All Gifts: $7,098.54 Loggia Club Marsha Lynn Christy ❤ Carol Bacon Kelso Margaret Mathews Caron Griffin Morgan 1836 Club Margaret McPherson Farr ❤ Mary Graham Ponder Foster ❤ Kathleen Amidon MacGregor ❤ Janice Ann Mays ❤ a Contributors Carroll Ricketson Bolton ❤ B. Claire Crouch Hale Coble Edwards ❤ Debra Henderson Hoobler ❤ Miriam McElheney Jordan Lisa T. Kuhn ❤ Sara V. McGinnis ❤ Katharine Johns Olson
Anne Thornton Reynolds ❤ a Patricia H. Ryan ❤ Marsha Hamrick Slade Susan Paul Tyler ❤ Linda Brown Walker ❤
1974 Participation: 16.90% Total Loyalty Fund: $1,410.00 Total All Gifts: $1,410.00 1836 Club Martha V. Johnson ❤ Gail Murphy Oden ❤ Contributors Rebecca Watson Dempsey ❤ Laura Hunt Edenfield ❤ a Kathleen Russell Leysath ❤ Gail Dixon Mann Malvina Beal Moffett Jessica Hughes Pitts Hazel Burns Struby Jane Williams Tarman Margaret Andrews Willis ❤ a Mary Ellen Sheehan Wroble ❤ a 1975 Participation: 31.82% Total Loyalty Fund: $34,873.76 Total All Gifts: $110,373.76 President’s Council Ruth Austin Knox ❤ a Candler Club Margaret M. Decker ❤ a Fountain Club Sally Moffett McKenna ❤ Loggia Club Carol Ann Goodloe ❤ a Nan G. Maddux ❤ Rita Parker McGarity ❤ Cynthia Wright ❤ Quadrangle Club Lisa Sherman Hammond ❤ a Mildred Parrish Hudson Bonnie Lynn Hunter-Hunt Susie Black LaPosta ❤ Nan Dixon Souma ❤ Suzanne L. Wadleigh 1836 Club Sandra Davis Townley ❤ a Contributors Kay Hickman Beasley Jean Bargeron Bender ❤ Carolyn Bowman Biggs Martha Townsend Dyal Barbara Tjia Huang Beth Sullins Hughes ❤ a Gloria McIntosh McDonald ❤ a Deborah Bell Roberds ❤ Karlyn Sturmer Helen Wakeford Thompson ❤ Sara O’Neal Veatch Annette Hallman Whaley Judith Lee Whitaker Janet Eidson Woods ❤ 1976 Participation: 32.53% Total Loyalty Fund: $8,215.00 Total All Gifts: $8,715.00 Loggia Club Virginia Pritchard Ashby ❤ a Jane Speir Brook ❤ Elizabeth O’Donnell Menkhaus ❤ Deborah Jones Smith ❤
Quadrangle Club Cynthia Helen McMullen Carrie Parks-Kirby ❤ 1836 Club Regina Suzanne Bland Linda Wing Duckworth Carolyn Field Hall Patricia Anne Henry ❤ Janice Cromer Holbrook ❤ Mary Caile Mattox Camille Herndon Ward Contributors Robyn Sullins Bish ❤ Barbee Ann Dyer ❤ Jackie Herron Gilmer ❤ Melinda Poole Gray LuAnn Weeks Holden Marsha L. Jackson ❤ Mary Ellen Jones Jobson Catherine Bass McCarthy Lynn Bissell Reed Mary Knight Robinson Lisa Oldham Sassaman Jennifer Gatliff Smith ❤ Delia Tinnell Spinks Teresa Wheeler 1977 Participation: 11.69% Total Loyalty Fund: $13,310.00 Total All Gifts: $13,310.00 Carillon Club Kathi Hill Goddard ❤ a Loggia Club Lynn B. Moses ❤ 1836 Club Beth Holliman Boswell ❤ Faye A. Burner ❤ Contributors Jeanette Schwarz Clos Victoria Buxton Cork Karen Hicks Cummings ❤ Lauren Drinnon Leskosky Katherine Browne Stine 1978 Participation: 20.83% Total Loyalty Fund: $5,510.00 Total All Gifts: $5,510.00 Loggia Club Janet Friberg Jarrett ❤ Bryndis Roberts Julie St. John Thornton 1836 Club Kathy Annette Bradley ❤ a Laurinda Murphy Norris Patricia L. Tate ❤ Contributors Janet Rumler Brooks ❤ a Carol Hindman Butler Jeri Ellis Crowell Leigh Lambert Goff Virginia Stein Hubbard Anne Scarborough Hughes ❤ Janet L. Keys ❤ a Mary McMillan Mancin ❤ a Darla Grinstead McKenzie Laura E. Perdue ❤ Catherine Bradach Rockoff ❤ a Candice Muehlbauer Shockley ❤ Janet Williams Sills ❤ Jacquelyn Veatch Walker
1979 Participation: 18.29% Total Loyalty Fund: $12,800.60 Total All Gifts: $13,152.30 Carillon Club Nadine Cheek Whitney ❤ Loggia Club Sally Anderson Hemingway ❤ 1836 Club Teresa Dale Morrow ❤ Contributors Sharon Dew Andrews Jacqueline Webb Bullard Gail Bacon Ford Margaret Dilbeck Garland ❤ Lynne Anthoine Hueglin ❤ Denise Sarver Jewell ❤ Nora Kay Appling King Theresa Louise McKenna Cynthia Mercer Riley Jane Durrence Vaughan Helen LuAlice Waite Marianna Patton Walker ❤ 1980 Participation: 24.75% Total Loyalty Fund: $18,785.00 Total All Gifts: $28,805.00 Carillon Club Hannah L. Allen ❤ Fountain Club Mary Stephens Malone Loggia Club Valerie Edith Cowart ❤ a Melinda Susan Fraiser Janet M. Lawrence ❤ a Quadrangle Club Allison McFarland Wilcox ❤ 1836 Club Eileen V. Begin ❤ Lindsay Lemasters Lewis Contributors Anne Armstrong Marcia Bronson Deena Harrell Cherry Bonny Denton Gibson Sylvia Shirah Haynie Shannon Lindsey Hudson Donna A. Jackson ❤ Susan Robertson Jaeger Mary Lee Johnson Sara Griffin Landry ❤ a Janet Leininger Wende Sanderson Meyer von Bremen ❤ Sally P. Morris Elizabeth Haslam Resch Helen Anne Richards Wanda Maynard Schroeder ❤ Susan Snider ❤ Katherine E. Weekes ❤ a 1981 Participation: 38.89% Total Loyalty Fund: $14,605.00 Total All Gifts: $19,705.00 Carillon Club Stephanie E. Parker ❤ a Candler Club Mary Langel Stults Loggia Club Janet Hicks Tweed Quadrangle Club Barbara Beddingfield Magnan ❤
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1836 Club Patricia Chapman DuBose Nancy Sinnott Parker Caroline Thomas Contributors Josephine Cheezem Abney Molly Olivia Burleson Cynthia Lynn Cobb ❤ Nanette Shaw Coleman ❤ Colleen Brown Gupton Hilda Cook Hilliard Mary Thompson Monfort Elizabeth Reed Puckett ❤ Wade Mixon Putnal Lizann Youmans Roberts Robin Jaquith Ward Shirley Weihman Lynne M. White Donna Lynn Woods 1982 Participation: 11.94% Total Loyalty Fund: $5,100.00 Total All Gifts: $5,100.00 Fountain Club Mong-Zang Lin Chang Loggia Club Susan L. Holloway ❤ Quadrangle Club Suzanne Colter ❤ a 1836 Club Lisa DiMuro Gosnell ❤ a Contributors Jennifer Houser Chapin Susan Murphree Ebersbach Rhonda Helton Hambright Mary Ellen Skowronek Sutphin 1983 Participation: 22.22% Total Loyalty Fund: $930.00 Total All Gifts: $930.00 Contributors Cynthia E. Bell-Lee ❤ Laura Alexander Boone Judith Lane Brown Mary Ann Aiken Fitzgerald ❤ Peggy Jones Hall ❤ Ellen Futral Hanson ❤ Wadra Garner McCullough Catherine Cross McDonald ❤ Mary Lisa Boyer Millican Etsuyo Aiso Oshima 1984 Participation: 9.30% Total Loyalty Fund: $1,742.00 Total All Gifts: $1,742.00 Loggia Club Loretta L. Pinkston ❤ a Contributors Patricia Sterling Brzezinski ❤ Jo Duke ❤ Thelma Wilson Sexton ❤ 1985 Participation: 20.75% Total Loyalty Fund: $1,020.00 Total All Gifts: $1,020.00 1836 Club Rhonda Louise Barcus ❤ Contributors Lori Alcorn Campbell ❤ Lisa Ahl Duncan ❤ a Sheila Belknap Feightner Teresa Ann Goodpaster
Holly Thorp Heath ❤ a Sara King Pilger ❤ Patsy Uphold Smith Stephanie Van Pelt Laura Hefner Wanamaker ❤ Charlotte NeSmith Watson
1986 Participation: 21.43% Total Loyalty Fund: $2,305.00 Total All Gifts: $2,305.00 Quadrangle Club Vonda Brokopp Klein McCutchen Dana Flanders Laster ❤ 1836 Club Lynn Stark Biester Contributors Alaine Thomas Bowman Celia Hughes Hohnadel Margaret Brinson Kolke Tara Baker Ramsey Kenlyn G. Sawyer Dana Grinstead Tanner ❤ a 1987 Participation: 14.52% Total Loyalty Fund: $6,750.00 Total All Gifts: $7,300.00 Candler Club Leesa Dwin Akins ❤ Quadrangle Club Carla T. Asbell ❤ 1836 Club Sandra Cook Rives Contributors Susan Foxworth Dunwody Lisa Morgan Edwards ❤ Jacquelyn Kunkel Ivey-Weaver ❤ Lisa Darlene Shiveler ❤ Stacy Lynn Stinson ❤ Barbara Roe Wallace ❤ 1988 Participation: 18.18% Total Loyalty Fund: $2,980.00 Total All Gifts: $2,980.00 Loggia Club Joan Finney Hatcher Verah Dorsey Turner ❤ 1836 Club Gwen Futral Gallagher Beth Herndon ❤ Jody Bethea Riggs ❤ Contributors Michele Arduengo Heather Russell Brown Linda Gay Eubanks ❤ Amanda Blakey Jacobsen Rosalind Evans Weiss ❤ 1989 Participation: 12.28% Total Loyalty Fund: $5,122.40 Total All Gifts: $9,122.40 Candler Club Debbie Stevenson Moses ❤ Fountain Club Geovette E. Washington ❤ 1836 Club Mary Beth Brown Swearingen Tracy Ward Tilley Contributors Kristin Noel Claus Cynthia Buchanan Lynch ❤ Robin Blue Wilcox
Gifts made between July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011
1990 Participation: 10.67% Total Loyalty Fund: $2,530.00 Total All Gifts: $2,580.00 Loggia Club Lori Reese Patton ❤ Quadrangle Club Helma Wood Clark 1836 Club Pamela Rene Sailors Contributors Alice Armitage Fendley Ashley Garrett ❤ Michelle Carter Messa Karene Harron Nebel Wendy Newingham Stanley ❤ 1991 Participation: 31.58% Total Loyalty Fund: $3,584.00 Total All Gifts: $3,584.00 Quadrangle Club Cynthia Lee Hershey ❤ Kari Lynn Goellner Kitchens Katherine Hahn Shields 1836 Club Christine Marie Ruotolo Wynn Contributors Amy Lara Blanchett Carlton Elizenda Marguerite Ceballos ❤ Katherine Sherrille Compain Melissa Malone Constable ❤ Shannon Lynn Hurley Ellard Teresa Morris Futral ❤ Heather Harden Jones Beth Ann Kargel ❤ Luana Luisa Dickey Kimbrell Robyn Miller Schopp Michelle Toole Westbrook Jeanmarie Desmond White ❤ Kristin Van Brero Yashko Stephanie Carroll Young 1992 Participation: 9.46% Total Loyalty Fund: $875.00 Total All Gifts: $875.00 Quadrangle Club Heather Birkhead King 1836 Club Sylvia L. Ross ❤ Contributors Jennifer Adrianna Johnson ❤ Lianne Navran Kagunda MaryStewart Glendenning Lewis Kelley Rebecca Southerland Charlotte Gray Vasquez ❤ Mary Marcia McMahan Winfrey ❤ 1993 Participation: 10.29% Total Loyalty Fund: $3,555.00 Total All Gifts: $3,555.00 Loggia Club Melanie Filson Lewis ❤ Quadrangle Club Ruth Powell Storts ❤ 1836 Club Alison Charney Hussey ❤ Linda Kosobucki Moore Contributors Cynthia Paige Getty Emily Adams Mowery Cathy Lee Taylor
1994 Participation: 10.71% Total Loyalty Fund: $1,365.00 Total All Gifts: $1,440.00 Loggia Club May Morgan Ackerman ❤ Tina Diane Gann ❤ Contributors Cara Carroll Baity Melissa McKenzie Crowder ❤ Dora Ward Curry ❤ Jane Carver Kimbrel ❤ Nichole Collins MacMillan 1995 Participation: 11.94% Total Loyalty Fund: $1,139.50 Total All Gifts: $1,139.50 1836 Club Jennifer Blythe Buchanan Rebecca Calhoon Haskey ❤ Betty I-May Lo ❤ Contributors Catherine Hope Atchley ❤ Merry Alicia Barton ❤ Tracy Knight MacDonald Tina Valdes ❤ Susan Charlene Wheelis ❤ 1996 Participation: 40.91% Total Loyalty Fund: $9,420.00 Total All Gifts: $9,420.00 Candler Club Deidra West Smith ❤ Loggia Club Patrenice Guthrie Thomas ❤ Beth Milstead Wilson ❤ 1836 Club Elizabeth Leaman Hague Kristin Conley Lamble ❤ Contributors Elizabeth Hart Bowling Valerie Huron Brewer Sharon Brim Chappelle ❤ Melissa McDuffie Cobb Lisa Hullender Filkins Misty Rodriguez Gatland Heather Goodwin Grahek Katherine Worley Hammes ❤ Brittany Dixon Jones Elizabeth Gibb Jones Joy Mastrangelo Kaczor Heather Preuss Kent Aimee Morris Lashley ❤ Denisse Andrea Lemos-Wilson Elizabeth Nedra Mathis Elizabeth Hodges McKeever Laura Anne Meyer Sherry Virginia Neal ❤ Jena Frazier Passut Yehudi Ben-j Self-Medlin ❤ Marnie Morris Tanner Margaret Likins Templeman 1997 Participation: 8.89% Total Loyalty Fund: $860.00 Total All Gifts: $860.00 1836 Club Carrie Allison Herndon ❤ Teresa Ann Lawson ❤ Contributors Stephanie Pate Lewis Mary Mitchell McKinnon
1998 Participation: 16.07% Total Loyalty Fund: $1,742.51 Total All Gifts: $1,742.51 Quadrangle Club Erin Michelle Dallas 1836 Club Pamela Jean Corvelli Contributors Lisa Hyman Ackerman ❤ Amanda Marie Allen ❤ Dena Zeitouni Ellis Carmen Kypriandes Garcia Brandy Michelle Hayes ❤ Lisa Bridges Hines Nartaya Jumpasorn Miller 1999 Participation: 9.38% Total Loyalty Fund: $1,234.94 Total All Gifts: $1,234.94 Quadrangle Club Kathryn Smith Vinson ❤ Contributors Maleia Barry ❤ Jessica Lea Jarman Yvonne Wiggins Jones Dana Karstensen-Bryan Amy-Christine Vinson Smith 2000 Participation: 8.00% Total Loyalty Fund: $630.00 Total All Gifts: $630.00 1836 Club Lisa Ann Sloben Contributors Lindsay Cole Abernethy Amanda Driggers Grau ❤ Melissa Graham Meeks ❤ Jan Giles Tedders Cally Ruth Whiddon ❤ 2001 Participation: 16.13% Total Loyalty Fund: $1,851.26 Total All Gifts: $1,851.26 Quadrangle Club Abbie Smoak Lacienski 1836 Club Melissa Bowen Brown Amanda Cenzer Gummersall Brandy Morris Kirkwood Contributors Hannah Leah Callender Stephanie Lauren Dunda Julia Tolley Harris Kizzy Kimberly Holmes ❤ Andrea Morgan Mendez LaTonya Parker Outley 2002 Participation: 9.46% Total Loyalty Fund: $625.00 Total All Gifts: $625.00 1836 Club Jody Elizabeth Swink ❤ Contributors Rindi Daniel Chenny Quan Gan ❤ Desna Toliver Hart Erin Laura James Kris Mayrhofer Rachael Elizabeth Shaw
2003 Participation: 7.89% Total Loyalty Fund: $320.00 Total All Gifts: $320.00 Contributors Abbie Brannon Covenah ❤ Emily Neal Duke ❤ Rachel Anna Garcia Katharyn Ellen Hart Hope McMichael Pendergrass ❤ Brandy Heineman Steffensen 2004 Participation: 9.57% Total Loyalty Fund: $1,290.00 Total All Gifts: $1,510.00 1836 Club Alexandra Aldica Willis ❤ Contributors Sabrina B. Byrne Katherine Denise Crozier Olumayowa Akintobi Fabode Amy Milano Griswold Devin Marie Harris Kelly Lynne Jones Elizabeth Garrett King Catherine M. McGinnis ❤ 2005 Participation: 5.26% Total Loyalty Fund: $305.00 Total All Gifts: $305.00 Contributors Courtenay Staples Bunn ❤ Christine Saunders Forsythe Heather Alanna Hughes Karen Leigh Kitchens ❤ Mary Ashling Thurmond Osborne 2006 Participation: 18.37% Total Loyalty Fund: $2,221.36 Total All Gifts: $2,521.36 1836 Club Amy Melissa Fletcher ❤ Lauren Hamblin Gibson ❤ Lindsay Beth Rosenquist Burns Contributors Suzzi N. Biller Jasmin Jennifer Coates Sara Ellice DeCubellis Rosemary Michele Harrington ❤ Mollie Elizabeth Hughes Parrish Smotherman Jenkins ❤ Brittany Renee’ Joiner-Lucas Jenna Miller Jones Elizabeth Catherwood Kanupp Catherine A. Loughran ❤ Shannon Leanna Rupp Heather Marie Scott Amy Elizabeth Smith Maria Kristina Stanley Melanie Danielle Williams 2007 Participation: 7.69% Total Loyalty Fund: $1,253.36 Total All Gifts: $1,253.36 Quadrangle Club Angela O’Neal Wright 1836 Club Dawn Peyton Nash ❤ Contributors Cameron Beasley Huei-Yu Chen Amanda Elyse Wilson
2008 Participation: 7.69% Total Loyalty Fund: $285.00 Total All Gifts: $285.00 Contributors Shih-Yu Chen GinaMarie Dolores Cody Catherine Estelle Dermody Jessica Emily Dermody Thuy Thanh Vo 2009 Participation: 7.07% Total Loyalty Fund: $5,400.00 Total All Gifts: $5,400.00 Candler Club Katherine Frances Kennedy Contributors Madaline G. Allsup Moushumi Rani Dey Lucy I. Guy Kathy Reese McCollum Tarshekia Arstafia Owens Natalia Anka Pszenny 2010 Participation: 8.00% Total Loyalty Fund: $255.00 Total All Gifts: $255.00 Contributors Sarah Rebecca Bales Lauren Kay Elser Rachel A. Fullerton Freda Gaines Alycia Paige Hadley Sarah Ann Kaplan Lindsey Ambegia Lucas Sarah Ann Ownbey 2011 Participation: 7.45% Total Loyalty Fund: $20.60 Total All Gifts: $20.60 Contributors Brittney M. Boston-Jones Amy C. Brinson Alicia Lee Brownell Amber Delphine Campbell Shanice Nicole Dickerson Autumn E. Encarnacion Dena Jasmine Phillips Marina Slavcheva Terzieva
Top Ten Lists for Class Giving 2010 - 2011 Participation 1964
Gifts to All Funds 1932
Gifts to Loyalty Fund 1960
Wesleyan Magazine Winter 2011
Society for the 21st Century
Chartered in 1989, the Society for the Twenty-first Century recognizes alumnae and friends who make estate plans or life-income gifts benefiting Wesleyan College. Through their generous commitments, Society members will sustain and strengthen Wesleyan well into the College’s third century. May Morgan Ackerman ‘94 and Robert K. Ackerman Hannah L. Allen ‘80 Susan Allen Debra McGee Ambrose ‘84 Linda Gail Anderson ‘71 William H. Anderson II Margaret Parsons Andrews ‘47 McAlpin H. Arnold Ruth Wong Arnow ‘56 Robert F. Baldwin, Jr. Kathleen P. Ballou William N. Banks, Jr. Jennifer A. Bass ‘78 Patricia and Thomas L. Bass Martha Gragg Bates ‘45 Edwina Hall Beall ‘53 Lorinda Lou Beller ‘64 Suzanne McNatt Best ‘60 Alexis Xides Bighley ‘67 Loyd H. Black, Jr. Regina Suzanne Bland ‘76 Georgann Dessau Blum ‘47 Sylvia Fesco Bond ‘81 Priscilla Gautier Bornmann ‘68 Gloria Boyette ‘60 Kathy A. Bradley ‘78 Jean Mouchet Brannon ‘52 and L. Travis Brannon, Jr. Beulah Laslie Brinson ‘58 Jane Speir Brook ‘76 Barbara Ann Bryant ‘67 Patricia Sterling Brzezinski ‘84 Virginia Perry Buckner ‘33 Margaret and Mark Burgessporter Rosalind Allison Burns ‘47 Carol Burt ‘64 Carol Hindman Butler ‘78 Helen Elizabeth Cannon ‘60 Carolyn Malone Carpenter ‘39 Peggy Carswell ‘49 Willene McGee Castleberry ‘47 Jo An Johnson Chewning ‘66 Anne Baldwin Purvis Church ‘51 Susan Lott Clark ‘46 Susan Alyce Cobleigh ‘68 Nannette Coco ‘73 Frances Oehmig Collins ‘47 Barbara Roland Colwell ‘70 Wendy Coffman Cook ‘78 Anne M. Cordeiro ’92 Betty Turner Corn ‘47 and Lovick P. Corn Pamela Jean Corvelli ‘98 Lois Goldman Cowan ‘45 Peggy Chesnutt Daniel ‘91 Pauline Phelps Deck ‘48 and J. David Deck Linda Dekle-Frost and Vail Frost Mildred Taylor Dennis ‘57 Emily Hardman Dickey ‘58 and Wilmer N. Dickey Margaret Spear Diederich ‘44 Berta Dodd-Marbut ‘58 Mary Nunn Domingos ‘46 Eloise Maxwell Doty ‘68 Margaret Neal Doty ‘53 and Clayton N. Doty Jo Duke ‘84 Beth Mason Duncan ‘61 Marjorie Potts Durden ‘40 Ann Lee Alley Earnshaw ‘59 Anne Maddox Ebright ‘37 Margaret and Robert J. Edenfield
Mildred Fincher Efland ‘42 Annetta Zimmerman Elliott ‘67 Glennda Kingry Elliott ‘65 W. Tinsley Ellis Bee Seckinger Epley ‘58 Amanda Marine Evans ‘99 Charlotte Battle Everbach ‘52 Cheryl Grantham Fee ‘68 Neva Jane Langley Fickling ‘55 Arline Atkins Finch ‘56 and Ronald M. Finch Gayle Attaway Findlay ‘55 Eleanor Gravely Fleming ‘57 Frances and Thomas F. Flournoy, Jr. Jane Esther Foley ‘42 Phyllis Forschler Joan Shapiro Foster ‘56 Vivia Fowler Eugenia Roberts Franklin ‘71 Courtney Knight Gaines ‘51 Tina D. Gann ‘94 Ashley Garrett ‘90 Anne H. and J. Harper Gaston Maria Shackelford Gause ‘90 Jackie Herron Gilmer ‘76 and Harry W. Gilmer Caroline Oliver Goff ‘92 Margaret Shoemaker Gordon ‘65 Lisa DiMuro Gosnell ‘82 Jane Mulkey Green ‘42 Judy Woodward Gregory ‘63 Eleanor Laslie Griffin ‘60 Mildred Roads Griffith ‘49 Mary Laslie Grodner ‘55 Charlotte Jolly Hale ‘62 Mary Pierpont Riley Hall ‘57 Laura Lowe Harmon ‘72 and Barrie H. Harmon III Robyn Harmon ‘77 Carol Anne Rollins Harrison ‘62 Mary Lane Edwards Hartshorn ‘49 Betty Upchurch Hasty ‘55 Pamela Lohr Hendrix ‘88 Cynthia L. Hershey ‘91 Carol Inman Heyward ‘60 and Andrew H. Heyward III Nancy Hill-Bates ‘61 Cordelia Dessau Holliday ‘48 Virginia Ann Daniel Holman ‘75 and Calvin M. Holman Dorothy F. Howell Anne Scarborough Hughes ‘78 Mollie Elizabeth Hughes ‘06 Lucy Cline Huie ‘41 Betty S. and William H. Hurdle Susann Caudill Hutchison Jessica Lea Jarman ‘99 Janet Friberg Jarrett ‘78 Annie Anderson Jones ‘48 and Frank C. Jones Mildred Hawkins Jones ‘49 and L. Bevel Jones III William C. Jones Catherine Gibbons Jost ‘70 Suzanne Woodham Juday ‘69 Carla DuBose Kalec ‘57 Dana Karstensen-Bryan ‘99 Mary Cordes Kelley ‘39 Julia Stillwell Ketcham ‘58 and Ralph L. Ketcham Medra Lott Keyser ‘58 Leila Kight ‘68 Kari G. Kitchens Dorothy M. and Robert E. Knox, Jr.
Gifts made between July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011
Ruth Austin Knox ‘75 Nancy Lamb ‘95 Eleanor Adams Lane ‘58 Kayron McMinn Laska ‘87 and John Laska Janet M. Lawrence ‘80 Betty Kemper Lhotka ‘57 Mary Elizabeth Jordan Lippitt ‘74 Gayle Lloyd ‘62 Betty I-May Lo ‘95 Marjorie and Richard H. Lowrance John F. Loyd Nancy Middleton Lucia ‘65 Diane A. Lumpkin ‘63 Nancy Dixon Lutz ‘60 Beverly Hinely MacMahon ‘74 Nan G. Maddux ‘75 Patricia Shriver Mancuso ‘60 Virginia Mason ‘65 Jeanon Moore Massien ‘84 George W. Mathews, Jr. Lucile Adams Mathews ‘66 Julia Carreker Mathias ‘49 Elizabeth N. Mathis ‘96 William M. Matthews Michele Lynn McDuffie ‘99 Rita Parker McGarity ‘75 Sally Moffett McKenna ‘75 Barbara Bird McLendon ‘60 Mary Margaret Woodward McNeill ‘60 Mary Ainsworth Mitchell ‘47 Susan C. Monteith ‘64 Tommie Sue Montgomery-Abrahams ‘63 Elizabeth Gibbons Montis ‘66 and George P. Montis Mary Jo Moody ‘64 Caron Griffin Morgan ‘73 Anne McGee Morganstern ‘58 Betty Nunn Mori ‘58 Deborah Stevenson Moses ‘89 Anne Whipple Murphey ‘48 & ‘49 Lee B. Murphey Gail Fulton Murphy ‘68 Claire Michaels Murray ‘52 Sherry Virginia Neal ‘96 Lucile Dismuke Neighbors ‘45 and Dan L. Neighbors Linda Sue Chance Newiger ‘72 Susan Stankrauff Newman ‘57 Catharine E. Neylans ‘51 Laura Ruth Norris ‘77 Mary Catherine Collins O’Kelley ‘72 Patricia Davis Oliver ‘66 and William W. Oliver, Jr. Cacia Morris Orser ‘70 Ermine M. Owenby ‘61 Joyce Paris ‘54 Stephanie E. Parker ‘81 Heather Peebles-Bradley ‘90 Julianne McDaniel Perry ‘49 Linda Vogel Pfleger ‘61 Loretta L. Pinkston ‘84 Adelaide Wallace Ponder ‘46 and W. Graham Ponder Mary Belle Gardner Quesenberry ‘43 William F. Quillian, Jr. Harriett Wadsworth Ragland ‘55 Anne Stewart Raymond ‘58 Harriet Laslie Reynolds ‘62 Shirley Wise Richardson ‘63 Gayle Langston Ricklefs ‘61 Bryndis W. Roberts ‘78 Tena N. Roberts ‘60 John F. Rogers, Jr.
Joan Maddox Sammons-Hodges ‘57 Ann Harrell Saunders ‘53 Kenlyn G. Sawyer ‘86 Joyce Reddick Schafer ‘55 Caroline Gordy Schladensky ‘83 Helene Jones Schwartz ‘45 Trudie Parker Sessions ‘65 Margaret Duckworth Sewell ‘49 Jeanette Loflin Shackelford ‘61 Susan McDonald Sheehan ‘72 Sandra Bell Shipp ‘66 and Robert Shipp Susan Moses Shropshire ‘72 Sally Husted Shuford ‘61 Betty Sweet Simmons Martha Kinsey Skirven ‘61 Virginia Ruth Slack ‘73 Amy-Christine Vinson Smith ‘99 Betsy Palmer Smith ‘60 Jean Armstrong Smith ‘52 and Robert H. Smith Joyce Hussey Smith ‘53 Jean Cone Snooks ‘45 Sarah Turnbull Snow ‘74 and Claude H. Snow, Jr. Marjorie Perkins Squires ‘51 and William H. Squires Martha Groover Staples ‘49 and James C. Staples Kathryn Gibbs Steinbruegge ‘45 Preston Stevens, Jr. Kathryn Stiles Stribling ‘47 Evelyn Sims Stubbs-Reding ‘51 Karlyn Sturmer ‘75 Mary Jane and Willard E. Summers Sylvia Newton Summers ‘64 and Roland S. Summers Martha Bradford Swann ‘47 Melissa Ann Sweet ‘01 Ann Scott Terry ‘70 Artemisia Dennis Thevaos ‘52 Bernardine Smith Thomas ‘38 Martha Clower Thomas ‘64 Betty A. Thompson ‘47 Mary Eloise Thompson ‘79 Mary Jane Wood Thornton ‘54 and J. Earl Thornton Randolph W. Thrower Casey J. Thurman ‘65 Mary McCord Tierney ‘46 Frances Torbert Tilley ‘40 Julie Houston Trieste ‘98 Laura Jones Turner ‘46 Marion W. Vickers Kathryn Smith Vinson ‘99 Charlotte Little Walker ‘49 Marianna Patton Walker ‘79 and Carroll A. Walker May White Walker Susan Woodward Walker ‘70 Patricia Hammock Wall ‘70 Katherine Stickley Watson ‘60 and H. Mitchell Watson, Jr. Gail Thompson Webster-Patterson ‘64 Susan C. Wheelis ‘95 Howard J. Williams, Jr. Jean Gilbert Witcher ‘66 Julia Munroe Woodward ‘34 Jane Lyle Wootton ‘51 Cynthia Wright ‘75 Georgiana Hsueh Yang ‘49 Charles H. Yates, Jr.
The Power of Bequests
ONE OF THE EASIEST WAYS to honor a connection to your alma mater is to include Wesleyan College in your estate plan. Planned gifts ensure the future of the College and provide scholarships for students, boost our Annual Fund, and support a wide variety of exciting capital projects. Our planned giving donors commit to support Wesleyan in numerous ways. Some name Wesleyan as a beneficiary in a will through an outright bequest. Donors also may designate the remainder of their estate to the College after meeting their family’s needs. Other donors have charitable remainder trusts that can provide income to donors and their spouses during their lifetimes. The purpose of planned giving is twofold – to benefit your family’s future while also leaving a legacy to Wesleyan. Our staff will work with you and your financial advisors to satisfy your charitable interests while keeping in mind your family’s financial future. A bequest can be a specific amount, or all or part of what is left after family needs are met. Simply meet with your attorney to draft, update, or supplement your will.
Mildred Louise Boothe West, Class of 1932 Wesleyan College recently received a generous gift from the estate of Mildred “Millie” Louise Boothe West, Class of 1932, of Fort Pierce, Florida. Millie was devoted to her alma mater throughout her adult life and as a result of her generosity and thoughtful planning, Wesleyan has been able to make important improvements to the campus and significantly increase the College’s endowment. In 1940, Millie solicited donations from her church’s congregation for the College’s “redemption” campaign, and when her mother died in 1977, Millie and her husband, Thomas, established a scholarship fund so that students from her church could attend Wesleyan. At various times, she served as a class liaison, and in 1989, Mildred Boothe West became a charter member of The Society for the Twenty-first Century. Valedictorian of her high school and winner of a district public speaking contest, Millie Boothe entered the Conservatory in the fall of 1928. Her sophomore year she transferred to the new Rivoli campus where she continued her studies in the dramatic arts under the direction of Anne Chenault Wallace. In 1932, Millie earned a Certificate of Graduation in Dramatic Art from the Conservatory, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and history. Although she never considered herself an athlete, she did participate in class soccer, and years later she remembered the thrill of being chosen for the team. “Did I try!” she wrote. “My long legs galloped all over the field and then – I kicked the winning goal! Was I happy!” After graduating from Wesleyan, Millie studied at Mercer University, Duke University, and Marshall College (now Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia), and in 1968 she received an M.Ed. in administration from Florida Atlantic University. In 1938, she married Thomas Newell West, a native of Savannah. Two of Millie’s Wesleyan friends, Arnelle Lewis Land ’33 and Mary Noble Womelsdorf ’32, served as bridesmaids. Millie taught elementary school –– mostly fourth grade –– in Fort Pierce for forty-three years, retiring in 1977. Her husband died in 1978, and Millie said that she found her “family” through her civic and other volunteer work. A life-long Methodist, she taught Sunday School, served on the Administrative Board, sang in the choir, and played the organ. She was a long-time member of the Woman’s Club, serving as president for three years, and was a founding member of the Poinciana Garden Club where she served as a Master Flower Show Judge. Millie enjoyed golf and bridge, and was an accomplished pianist. Her devoted friend, Sybil Skannel, remembers that Millie “selflessly shared her talents, including wisdom and wit, and was an inspiration to many.”
IT’S EXCITING TO SEE RECENT GRADS and young donors embrace the power of planned gifts! Join the hundreds of alumnae who have named Wesleyan as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement plan. It’s easy, sensible, and it is one of the most important things you can do today to sustain the future of Wesleyan. Many types of Gift Plans are available, including gifts of life insurance, life income gifts, retirement income plans, and retained life estate arrangements. Please consider which type will work best for you and take that step for Wesleyan. THEN LET US KNOW. We would like to recognize you with membership in the prestigious Society for the Twenty-first Century. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATON, please contact Susan Allen, Senior Development Officer, at (478) 757-5133 or email@example.com.
Wesleyan College is grateful for these legacies we received from donors during the past fiscal year. Mary Burdell Arapian ‘40 Betty Livingston Bruner ‘44 Lucille Gainey Burns Mary Lockwood Curry ‘47 Dorothy Royal Gower ‘34 Alice Ann Hamilton ‘53 Arnold Roy Hughey Barbara C. Jones ‘37 Lola Leete Parker Kibler ‘29 and Fletcher L. Kibler Pauline Domingos Lester ‘45 Donald T. McNeill Brandt Sessions Laura Marjorie Standifer ‘40 Annette Gardner Taylor ‘38 Bernice H. Thiele Paul F. Thiele Margaret Munroe Thrower ‘35 Emily B. Walker Mildred Boothe West ‘32 Sarah Ann White ‘43
Wesleyan Magazine Winter 2011
Gifts in Honor of Barbara Abercrombie ‘64 Brenda Lee Barclay ‘64 Carol Burt ‘64
Holly L. Boettger-Tong Moushumi Rani Dey ‘09 Deidra D. Donmoyer
Advancement Team Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71
Brenda Cutler Boone Dorothy Groh Cutler ‘64
James W. Ahl Lisa Ahl Duncan ‘85
Priscilla Gautier Bornmann ‘68 Elizabeth Martin Bunte ‘68 Carol Burt ‘64
Danalyn and Edwin Akins Leesa Dwin Akins ‘87 Bukky Akintobi Olumayowa Akintobi Fabode ‘04 Susan Allen Carol Burt ‘64 Lynn Carithers Rebekah Yates Anders ‘46 Susan Lott Clark ‘46 Fletcher C. Anderson Marcia Bronson ‘80 LuAnn Weeks Holden ‘76 Jane Carver Kimbrel ‘94 Michelle Toole Westbrook ‘91 Millie Andrews Nancy and James E. Staub Elsa George Antony ‘02 Jody Elizabeth Swink ‘02 Michelle Arauz ‘94 Nichole Collins MacMillan ‘94 Emelyn Arnold ‘64 Carol Burt ‘64 Ruth Wong Arnow ‘56 Lucy Neeley Adams ‘56 Libby Bailey Linda Mills Sankey ‘72 Jackie Turner Bailey ‘62 Carol Burt ‘64 Julia Pate Baldau ‘43 Mary Timmerman Geeslin- Warfel ‘43 Bettye Withers Barnes ‘42 Julianne Withers Roland ‘53 Thomas L. Bass Carol and Jerome P. Tift Ann Burkhalter Beilke ‘43 Mary Timmerman Geeslin-Warfel ‘43 Lorinda Lou Beller ‘64 Carol Burt ‘64 Jo Patterson Bettoja ‘47 Betsy Chipman Kaplan ‘47 Alexis Xides Bighley ‘67 Priscilla Gautier Bornmann ‘68 Melissa Bingham Jane Brockinton Earhart ‘64 Eve L. Birmingham ‘68 Priscilla Gautier Bornmann ‘68
Beth Rogero Bowen ‘68 Priscilla Gautier Bornmann ‘68 Elizabeth Martin Bunte ‘68 Elsie Carmichael Boyd ‘44 Nancy Christian Stokes ‘66 Kathy Annette Bradley ‘78 Mary Catherine Collins O’Kelley ‘72 Jane Speir Brook ‘76 and Arthur D. Brook Debra J. Brook and family Joanna Buffington and Dean Brook Sylvia Maxwell Brown ‘63 Mary Beth Brown Swearingen ‘89 Patricia Sterling Brzezinski ‘84 Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71 Glenda Barrett Bull ‘64 Wesleyan Class of 1964 Elizabeth Martin Bunte ‘68 Priscilla Gautier Bornmann ‘68 Carol “Moon” Burt ‘64 Priscilla Gautier Bornmann ‘68 Louise D. Burt Jean Cain Gaddis ‘61 Ashley Garrett ‘90 Virginia Bowen Maier ‘64 Andrea Reynolds Moody ‘64 Emma Jo Jones Ploeger ‘64 Susan Sammons ‘64 Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71 Louise Dunaway Burt Carol Burt ‘64 Sarah Louise Turner Butler ‘41 Mr. and Mrs. John T. Turner Kathryn Stripling Byer ‘66 Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71 Andrea Lynn Clark ‘02 Jody Elizabeth Swink ‘02
Anne Scarborough Hughes ‘78 Susan Pyeatt Kimmey ‘71 Mary Catherine Collins O’Kelley ‘72 Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71
Marie R. Harrell Deena Harrell Cherry ‘80
Amanda F. Harris ‘90 Ashley Garrett ‘90
Dorothy Groh Cutler ‘64 Carol Burt ‘64
Dawn Mason Freelin Carol Burt ‘64 Kel-Ann S. Eyler Julie A. Jones Brandi Vorhees Susan Welsh
Eleanor Hoyt Dabney ‘45 Bettye Milton Paden ‘45
Charlee Hannah Rose Futral Teresa Morris Futral ‘91
Leila Elizabeth Dasher ‘69 Dale Parker Craig ‘69
Jean Cain Gaddis ‘61 Carol Burt ‘64 Andrea Morris Gruhl ‘61 Sandra Combs Lewis ‘61 Martha Kinsey Skirven ‘61 Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71
Betty Turner Corn ‘47 Mr. and Mrs. John T. Turner
Betty Turner Corn ‘47 and Lovick P. Corn Polly C. and W. Walter Miller, Jr. Lillie Crawford Brittany Dixon Jones ‘96
Judy Davis DeLoach ‘69 Dale Parker Craig ‘69 Jywanya Smith Dillinger ‘01 Jody Elizabeth Swink ‘02 Flo Williams Douglas ‘67 Priscilla Gautier Bornmann ‘68 Marissa N. Duhaime ‘12 Belinda and Mark A. Duhaime Mary Katherine Dunn ‘12 Rachel A. Fullerton ‘10 Merrilyn Welch Eastham ‘53 Lucia Hutchinson Peel Powe ‘53 Mildred Fincher Efland ‘42 Mack Efland III Mrs. R. Berl Elder Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71 Glennda Kingry Elliott ‘65 Priscilla Gautier Bornmann ‘68 Melissa Anne Elliott ‘80 Sylvia L. Ross ‘92
Karen Dupree Garr ‘69 Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71 Mary Russell George ‘64 Ann Lichtenwalter Hernandez ‘64
Betsy and Robert F. Hatcher, Jr. Lynda Brinks Pfeiffer ‘63 Sally Thorp Heath ‘57 Holly Thorp Heath ‘85 Julie Howell Helter ‘97 Danny and Patricia Howell Elizabeth W. Herlong ‘12 Rachel A. Fullerton ‘10 Lisa Bridges Hines ‘98 Stephanie Pate Lewis ‘97 Jean Elsom Hogan ‘51 Betty Smith Addison ‘51 Jane Wilkin Anthony ‘51 Helen Longino Dunwody ‘51 Nancy Wyatt Ezzard ‘51 Allee Gardiner Hollis ‘51 Dorothy Russell Leggett ‘51 Peggy Worrell Murphy ‘51 Marjorie Perkins Squires ‘51 Anne Scarborough Hughes ‘78 Mollie Elizabeth Hughes ‘06 Norma Mullings Hunt ‘61 Sandra Combs Lewis ‘61
Natalie Puckett Evans ‘02 Abbie Brannon Covenah ‘03 Erin Laura James ‘02 Kris Mayrhofer ‘02
Robert C. Goddard III Post Properties, Inc. Marsha McDonald Godsey ‘66 Jo An Johnson Chewning ‘66
Ann McDonald Hurt ‘64 Carol Burt ‘64
Golden Hearts Martha Bradford Swann ‘47
Alison Charney Hussey ‘93 Ruth Powell Storts ‘93
Heather Goodwin Grahek ‘96 Elizabeth Nedra Mathis ‘96
Katherine Hutto Andy W. Watson, Jr. & Associates, LLC Andrew W. Watson, Jr.
Neva Jane Langley Fickling ‘55 Carol Burt ‘64 Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71
Susan Fay Flowers ‘89 Sally Bone Fay ‘65
Gifts made between July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011
Sarah Gardner Sarah Rebecca Bales ‘10
Georgia W. and Robert F. Hatcher Lynda Brinks Pfeiffer ‘63
Rev. William H. Hurdle Suzzi N. Biller ‘06 Kel-Ann S. Eyler Jenna Miller Jones ‘06 Heather Marie Scott ‘06
Jena Forehand Collins ‘97 Stephanie Pate Lewis ‘97
Ann Frost Copeland ‘61 Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71
Lindsey Smith Gardner Lucia Lindsey Smith ‘44
Katharyn Ellen Hart ‘03 Jane A. Dolan
Jeffrey S. Evans Jody Elizabeth Swink ‘02
Gayle Attaway Findlay ‘55 Priscilla Gautier Bornmann ‘68 Carol Bacon Kelso ‘73 Melanie Filson Lewis ‘93
Heidi Shannon Cook ‘90 Patricia S. and Patrick S. Shannon
Courtney Knight Gaines ‘51 Betty Smith Addison ‘51 Jane Wilkin Anthony ‘51 Helen Longino Dunwody ‘51 Nancy Wyatt Ezzard ‘51 Allee Gardiner Hollis ‘51 Dorothy Russell Leggett ‘51 Peggy Worrell Murphy ‘51 Marjorie Perkins Squires ‘51
Christine Harshbarger Virginia Harshbarger Lamback ‘66
Lauren Hamblin Gibson ‘06 Carol Burt ‘64 Jean Cain Gaddis ‘61 Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71
Frances Oehmig Collins ‘47 Mary Catherine Collins O’Kelley ‘72
Mary Anderson Comer ‘43 Mary Timmerman Geeslin- Warfel ‘43
Jo Anne Miller Gaede ‘61 Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71
Rosanne James Harrell ‘67 Saralyn H. DeSmet
Jane Mulkey Green ‘42 Elaine Wood Whitehurst ‘53
Erica Herrmann Fluet ‘02 Jody Elizabeth Swink ‘02
Judy Woodward Gregory ‘63 Carol Burt ‘64 Susan Woodward Walker ‘70
Catherine O’Kelley Fore ‘02 Jody Elizabeth Swink ‘02
Andrea Morris Gruhl ‘61 Sandra Combs Lewis ‘61
Gena Roberts Franklin ‘71 Susan Allen Priscilla Gautier Bornmann ‘68 Carol Burt ‘64
Carol and Stephen Hamblin Lauren Hamblin Gibson ‘06
Katy Hutto Academy of the Performing Arts, Inc. James E. Barfield Linda Grynkewich Julianne H. Hutto Katherine J. Hutto Mary W. Johnston Maria and Robert M. Johnston Helen S. Jones Ruth Kaplan Susan Johnston Lattimer
Andy Lawson Maureen O.H. Lobb Mrs. F.L. Wooten, Jr. Motomi Kawamura Irimajiri ‘83 Wadra Garner McCullough ‘83 Licia Drinnon Jackson ‘74 Lauren Drinnon Leskosky ‘77 Emmie Carlton Johnson ‘49 Anne Carlton Blanchard ‘47 Judy McConnell Jolly ‘64 Carol Burt ‘64 Frank C. Jones Gena Roberts Franklin ‘71 Jackie Best Jones ‘64 Carol Burt ‘64 Suzanne Spence Joyce ‘66 Jo An Johnson Chewning ‘66 Suzanne Gosnell Joye ‘64 Carol Burt ‘64 Mary Helen Hall Ringe ‘64 Rhoda Morrison Joyner ‘62 Marybelle Proctor Menzel ‘62 Carol Bacon Kelso ‘73 Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71 Wesleyan Alumnae Association
Abbie Smoak Lacienski ‘01 Jennifer and Dana L. Smoak
Stasia McGuire Margaret Shoemaker Gordon ‘65
Ermine M. Owenby ‘61 Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71
Kristin Conley Lamble ‘96 Katherine Worley Hammes ‘96
Cynthia Helen McMullen ‘76 Virginia Pritchard Ashby ‘76
Stephanie E. Parker ‘81 Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71
Sara Griffin Landry ‘80 Wendi Lou Combes Hilda Cook Hilliard ‘81 Bettye Griffin Percle
Mary Margaret Woodward McNeill ‘60 Susan Woodward Walker ‘70
Pamela Henry Pate ‘71 Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71
Prentiss McNeill Sheila Nichols McNeill ‘60
Lora Tolley Peppard ‘98 Julia Tolley Harris ‘01
Eleanor Adams Lane ‘58 John O. Adams, Jr. Nina Sheppard Terrell ‘58
Flo Bloodworth Mellard ‘61 Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71
Janice Perkins Heather Russell Brown ‘88
Sharron Mays Lawn ‘71 Peggy Parrish Hasty ‘71
Beverly F. Mitchell ‘68 Priscilla Gautier Bornmann ‘68
Lynda Brinks Pfeiffer ‘63 Priscilla Gautier Bornmann ‘68
Janet M. Lawrence ‘80 Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71
Marion Wade Mixon ‘56 Wade Mixon Putnal ‘81
Ann and Franklin Pierce Dana Karstensen-Bryan ‘99
Virginia Martin Lawrence ‘45 Miriam Chylinski Lykke ‘45
Andrea Reynolds Moody ‘64 Carol Burt ‘64
Loretta L. Pinkston ‘84 Kathy Annette Bradley ‘78
Emily Dukes LeVan ‘04 Erin Laura James ‘02 Kris Mayrhofer ‘02
Nancy Moore Amy Moore Martin ‘06
Wesleyan Class of ‘73 Pirate Classmates Linda Brown Walker ‘73
Catharine Burns Liles ‘66 Hazel Burns Struby ‘74 Danielle and Christopher Lodge Amy Lines Miller Diane A. Lumpkin ‘63 Priscilla Gautier Bornmann ‘68
Hilary Kight Karen Leigh Kitchens ‘05 Wanda Maynard Schroeder ‘80
Margaret Thrower MacCary Stephen A. Reichert, Jr.
Mildred Shirah Kight ‘36 Leila Kight ‘68
Nan G. Maddux ‘75 Rita Parker McGarity ‘75
Susan Taylor King ‘63 and Robert E. King Lynda Brinks Pfeiffer ‘63 Kari Lynn Goellner Kitchens ‘91 Katherine Sherrille Compain ‘91 Marilyn McRae Kitchens ‘64 Carol Burt ‘64 Beverly Hodges Kitchin ‘68 Priscilla Gautier Bornmann ‘68 Ruth Austin Knox ‘75 Priscilla Gautier Bornmann ‘68 Carol Burt ‘64 Gena Roberts Franklin ‘71 Knox Charity Fund, Inc. Joyce and T. Baldwin Martin, Jr. Rita Parker McGarity ‘75 W. John O’Shaughnessey, Jr. Stephen A. Reichert, Jr. Mrs. William P. Simmons Lucia Lindsey Smith ‘44 Gabrielle K. Vaughan Jane Powers Weldon ‘59 Lisa and Mason White Tom B. Wight
Candace Joyce Malone ‘13 Rachel A. Fullerton ‘10 Nedra Martin Malone ‘65 Carol Burt ‘64 Melissa Malone Constable ‘91 Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71 Francis Paul Mancini Amy-Christine Vinson Smith ‘99 McQuaid Daniel Mancuso Patricia Shriver Mancuso ‘60 Alison Justus Mandell ‘02 Jody Elizabeth Swink ‘02 Nann Eldridge Manly ‘50 Louise Cochran Mayfield ‘50 Louie Woodward Marshall ‘42 * Temple Wilson Ellis ‘58 Harper Rose Mayfield Louise Cochran Mayfield ‘50 Jane Kollock McCall ‘46 Beverly Burgess Meadors ‘46
Carolyn Berger Krutoy ‘71 Linda Gail Anderson ‘71
Ben H. McClary Joyce Rice Ellison ‘72
Elizabeth Dillard Kuipers ‘92 Abigail Howard Dillard ‘66
Frances Callaway McCommon ‘47 Martha Bradford Swann ‘47
Jeanette Harris Morgan ‘41 Teresa Morris Futral ‘91 Betty Nunn Mori ‘58 Priscilla Gautier Bornmann ‘68 Debbie Stevenson Moses ‘89 Mr. and Mrs. James L. Moses Jan Gay Munn ‘53 Lucia Hutchinson Peel Powe ‘53 Anne Whipple Murphey ‘48 and ‘49 Louise Sawyer Whipple ‘58 Claire Michaels Murray ‘52 Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71 Dawn Peyton Nash ‘07 Kimberly S. Casebeer Kathleen Alice Neal ‘67 Joanna Trask Harrison ‘67 Marie Butler Neel ‘59 * Carolyn Wade Barry ‘59 Helen Poole Fontsere’ ‘59 Diane Cutler New ‘92 Dorothy Groh Cutler ‘64 Carole Nichols Patrenice Guthrie Thomas ‘96
Angel Feightner Poe ‘08 Sheila Belknap Feightner ‘85 Sherryl Senna Pollard ‘72 DeRon McCurdy Senna ‘52 Adelaide Wallace Ponder ‘46 Leigh Lambert Goff ‘78 Adelaide Wallace Ponder ‘46 and William Graham Ponder Mary Graham Ponder Foster ‘73 Judith Davis Powell ‘68 Priscilla Gautier Bornmann ‘68 Sandra McElroy Preston ‘64 Carol Burt ‘64 Emmaline Haddle Pursley ‘69 Dale Parker Craig ‘69 Walton B. and Albert P. Reichert Beverly Reichert Kennon ‘48 Jane Howard Reinmuth ‘58 Nancy Ann Howard ‘57 Kenneth G. Relyea Elizenda Marguerite Ceballos ‘91 Mary Helen Hall Ringe ‘64 Carol Burt ‘64
Chrissy Miner Noble ‘02 Erin Laura James ‘02 Kris Mayrhofer ‘02
Tena N. Roberts ‘60 Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71
Sam Nunn Betty Nunn Mori ‘58
Beth Hitt Rogers ‘97 Stephanie Pate Lewis ‘97
Mary Catherine Collins O’Kelley ‘72 Frances Oehmig Collins ‘47
Julianne Withers Roland ‘53 and Harold Roland Merrilyn Welch Eastham ‘53
Marguerite Copes O’Riorden ‘64 Ann Lichtenwalter Hernandez ‘64 Christopher E. Orlie Mack Efland III Etsuyo Aiso Oshima ‘83 Wadra Garner McCullough ‘83
Peggy Ann Pangborn Roos ‘47 Susan and William H. Allen Carol Casey Rowland ‘53 Martha Bielmann Hastings ‘52
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Stephanie Lannie Russ-Barber ‘95 Susan Charlene Wheelis ‘95 Renate Butler Ryan ‘63 Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71 Susan Sammons ‘64 Janella Sammons Brand ‘62 Virginia Larson Schneider ‘68 Priscilla Gautier Bornmann ‘68 Judith Parker Schuler ‘70 Jan Drury Cox ‘70 Linda Stewart Scott ‘79 Jacqueline Webb Bullard ‘79
Nan Dixon Souma ‘75 Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71 Martha Groover Staples ‘49 Courtenay Staples Bunn ‘05 Mary Frances Baugh Stewart ‘87 Irene Baugh Hazel Burns Struby ‘74 Catharine Burns Liles ‘66 and Marion H. Liles, Jr.
DeRon McCurdy Senna ‘52 Sherryl Senna Pollard ‘72
Martha Bradford Swann ‘47 Frances Callaway McCommon ‘47
Margaret Duckworth Sewell ‘49 Anne Scarborough Hughes ‘78 Mary Catherine Collins O’Kelley ‘72
Mary Helen Swartz Bonny Denton Gibson ‘80
Nancy Peterson Shaw ‘58 Pat Rimmer Knox-Hudson ‘58
Philip D. Taylor Valerie Huron Brewer ‘96 Lisa Hullender Filkins ‘96 Joy Mastrangelo Kaczor ‘96 Jena Frazier Passut ‘96 Yehudi Ben-j Self-Medlin ‘96
Katherine Hahn Shields ‘91 Katherine Sherrille Compain ‘91
Sarah Taylor ‘15 Carol Bacon Kelso ‘73
Betty Sweet Simmons Kathleen P. and Dennis Ballou Chenny Quan Gan ‘02
Jean M. Teague Carol Burt ‘64
Elizabeth “Sissy” Sims ‘64 Carol Burt ‘64 Martha Kinsey Skirven ‘61 Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71 Lisa Ann Sloben ‘00 Libby Bailey Dennie L. McCrary Bonnie Smith Slovis ‘66 Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71 Betsy Palmer Smith ‘60 Anne Holderfield Ficken ‘60 Deborah Jones Smith ‘76 Carol Burt ‘64 Kimberly S. Casebeer Abbie Brannon Covenah ‘03 Flo Williams Douglas ‘67 Douglas A. Smith Lucia Lindsey Smith ‘44 Elizabeth Cook Smith ‘49 Helen Proctor Morris Watson ‘46 Judy Floyd Smith ‘68 Priscilla Gautier Bornmann ‘68 Elizabeth Martin Bunte ‘68 Jennifer and Dana L. Smoak Abbie Smoak Lacienski ‘01
Sarah Bragg Waggoner ‘07 Kathryn Gibbs Steinbruegge ‘45
Wesleyan Class of ‘73 Anne Thornton Reynolds ‘73
Nancy Filer Waite ‘64 Carol Burt ‘64
Wesleyan Class of ‘75 Golden Hearts Loretta L. Pinkston ‘84
Katherine Kennedy Walden ‘63 Mary Goss Hughes ‘63
Wesleyan Class of ‘76 Green Knights Virginia Pritchard Ashby ‘76 Melinda Poole Gray ‘76 Cynthia Helen McMullen ‘76
Susan Woodward Walker ‘70 Priscilla Gautier Bornmann ‘68 Carol Burt ‘64 Julia Munroe Woodward ‘34 Elizabeth McPherson Wall ‘49 Margaret McPherson Farr ‘73
Geraldine Roberts Washington Geovette E. Washington ‘89 Betsy N. Watson ‘78 Libby Bailey Helen Proctor Morris Watson ‘46 Elizabeth Cook Smith ‘49 Kate Stickley Watson ‘60 Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71 Gail Thompson Webster-Patterson ‘64 Alison Charney Hussey ‘93 Mary Towers Weese ‘66 Jo An Johnson Chewning ‘66
Caroline Thomas ‘81 Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71
Jane Powers Weldon ‘59 Susan Lott Clark ‘46
Whitney Lee Thomas ‘12 Linda E. Elam
Susan Torrance Welsh Carol Burt ‘64 R. William Buzzell II
Betty A. Thompson ‘47 Betsy Chipman Kaplan ‘47 Christine Harness Thompson ‘02 Jody Elizabeth Swink 2002
Wesleyan Class of ‘51 Helen Longino Dunwody ‘51 Wesleyan Class of ‘56 Green Knights Lloyd Young Flanders ‘56
Karen Moore Thomson ‘67 Carol Burt ‘64 Randolph W. Thrower Susan Woodward Walker ‘70 and James Otey Walker III Tracy Ward Tilley ‘89 Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71 Amy Starrett Turner ‘01 Stephanie Lauren Dunda ‘01 Sue Marie Thompson Turner ‘50 Mr. and Mrs. John T. Turner Sally Hutchinson Vermillion ‘64 Carol Burt ‘64
Gifts made between July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011
Wesleyan Class of ‘72 Green Knights Eileen Vickery Thurmond ‘72
Geovette E. Washington ‘89 Priscilla Gautier Bornmann ‘68
Nina Sheppard Terrell ‘58 Hale Coble Edwards ‘73
Marilyn Vickers ‘67 Ellen Cobleigh Tomter ‘71
Amelia DeLacy Vinson Amy-Christine Vinson Smith ‘99
Linda Brown Walker ‘73 Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71
Yehudi Ben-j Self-Medlin ‘96 Brenda and John Self-Medlin
Jeanette Loflin Shackelford ‘61 Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71
Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71 Carol Burt ‘64 Jean Cain Gaddis ‘61 Maude Williamson Garner ‘45 Melanie Filson Lewis ‘93 Elizabeth Hodges McKeever ‘96 Jane Powers Weldon ‘59
Wesleyan Class of ‘78 Classmates and Sisters in Japan Janet L. Keys ‘78 Wesleyan Tri K Pirate Class of ‘81 Lizann Youmans Roberts ‘81 Wesleyan Class of ‘90 Karene Harron Nebel ‘90 Wesleyan Class of ‘91 Golden Hearts Shannon Lynn Hurley Ellard ‘91 Cynthia Lee Hershey ‘91 Wesleyan College’s 175th Anniversary Jane Speir Brook ‘76 and Arthur D. Brook Mary Cordes Kelley ‘39 Wesleyan College Alumnae Association Board of Managers Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71 Wesleyan Pirate Class of 2013 Lisa Rouleau Nancy Black Wheatley ‘50 Louise Cochran Mayfield ‘50 Nadine Cheek Whitney ‘79 Carol Burt ‘64 Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71 Bettie Wilson Jane Howard Reinmuth ‘58 Mary Clapp Woelper ‘43 Mary Timmerman Geeslin-Warfel ‘43 Adrianne Woodward Martha Jean Laslie Woodward ‘54
Wesleyan Class of ‘61 Carol Burt ‘64 Jean Cain Gaddis ‘61 Jacquelyn Smith Lineberger ‘61 Sheila Leto Scott ‘61
Julia Munroe Woodward ‘34 Shari Richardson Arrington ‘71 Carol Burt ‘64 Marjorie Gregory Clarke Eleanor Gravely Fleming ‘57 Judy Woodward Gregory ‘63 Melanie Filson Lewis ‘93 Mary Margaret Woodward McNeill ‘60 Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71 Martha Herring Stubbs ‘68 Susan Woodward Walker ‘70 and James Otey Walker III
Wesleyan Class of ‘66 45th Reunion Lucile Adams Mathews ‘66
Sue Yost and Aramark Team Wesleyan Alumnae Association
Wesleyan Class of ‘68 Green Knights Jessica Plapinger DuVall ‘68
Braxton Foster Young Eugenia Pierce Young ‘51
Wesleyan Class of ‘71 Deborah Vick Pierce ‘71 Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71
Pamela Watkins Young ‘64 Lucy Guggenheimer Ross ‘64
Wesleyan Class of ‘59 Jane Powers Weldon ‘59 Wesleyan Class of ‘60 Green Knights Martha Bell Lewis ‘60
Gifts in Memory of William S. Abbate Claire Michaels Murray ‘52
Angela Ellen Sophia Denney Brook Cole Laurie Douglas
Marvin S. Cowan Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71
Hazel G. Redfearn Adams Juliette Adams Hawk ‘57
Dana S. Brooks Trudy Wilson Topolosky ‘56
Carolyn Martin Craft ‘36 Bettye Withers Barnes ‘42
Jonathan Todd Adams Wesleyan Class of ‘80
John L. Brooks Lucy Neeley Adams ‘56 Trudy Wilson Topolosky ‘56
Gail Schwartz Currier Helene Jones Schwartz ‘45
Amelia Anne Alderman ‘75 Carolyn Bowman Biggs ‘75 Anne Whipple Murphey ‘48 and ‘49
Caroline Hopkins Brown ‘52 John P. Brown
James Walter Wright Daniel Betty Daniel Robinson ‘49
Martha Frances Bush Brubaker ‘27 Barbara Brubaker Hightower ‘66
David Henley Davidson Emily Hardman Dickey ‘58 Medra Lott Keyser ‘58
Betty Livingston Bruner ‘44 Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71
Colleen Sharp Davis ‘24 James S. Davis
George C. Bull, Jr. Sally Shingler Kurrie ‘70
Karen Davis ‘70 Patsy Lockhart Schutte ‘70
Hazel Holmes Burns ‘41 Catharine Burns Liles ‘66
Mary Woodburn Davis Martha Sue Davis Reynolds ‘58
Addison M. Burt Carol Burt ‘64
Alice Leighton Dawkins ‘49 Faye A. Burner ‘77
Sara and Hobart Ballou Allyn Ballou Veatch ‘68
Edith Eugenia Marshall Butler Glennda Kingry Elliott ‘65 Ruth Austin Knox ‘75 Trudie Parker Sessions ‘65
Evelyn Wright Banks ‘14 William N. Banks, Jr.
Frances Lindsley Carter ‘40 Greg Carter
Katrina Goellner Dean ‘93 Cynthia Lee Hershey ‘91 Kari Lynn Goellner Kitchens ‘91 Robyn Miller Schopp ‘91 Michelle Toole Westbrook ‘91 Kristin Van Brero Yashko ‘91
Rev. Ledies Bargo Judy Woodward Gregory ‘63
Harriet Moore Cauthorn ‘71 Janice Moody Cayton ‘71
Maymsie Ousley Bass ‘23 Maryann Bass Chapman ‘60
Sara and Peyton Champion Katherine Champion Smelley ‘65
Arch F. Beckelheimer, Jr. Melissa Malone Constable ‘91
Mary Frank McClure Chandler ‘19 Jane Chandler Rhodes ‘49
John G. Beitz Kay Hickman Beasley ‘75
Alice Weldon Clark ‘52 Jane Gale Barnes ‘52 Marella Mitchell Cassels ‘52 Margaret Lynch Cordell ‘52 Charlotte Battle Everbach ‘52 Ann King Standerwick ‘52
Frances Anne Covington Patton Alexander ‘58 Emily Hardman Dickey ‘58 Marianna Patton Walker ‘79 Louise Caldwell Arnall ‘35 Mark B. Chandler Betty Gragg Austin ‘42 Susan Gragg Cash ‘49 Elizabeth T. Browne Crowe Bacon Lucia Wurst Loper ‘59 George Edward Bailey Tena N. Roberts ‘60
Marian Pickren Bell Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71 Kathleen Ann Petch Blakey Lisa Darlene Shiveler ‘87 Elizabeth Gill Blalock ‘29 Elizabeth Blalock Butler ‘59 Bebe Blalock Littles ‘61 Mildred and Brady Bland Regina Suzanne Bland ‘76 John Albert Bornmann Frances Ellen Greer ‘69 Susan Lowe Borucki ‘71 Harriett E. Mayo ‘71 Gulnar K. Bosch Joan Wadsworth West ‘56 Margaret Wilson Boswell ‘64 Pamela Watkins Young ‘64 Irene Neal Brewer ‘35 Catherine I. Brewer Edward Bailey Brinson Nan Cherry Baird ‘58 Beulah Laslie Brinson ‘58 Emily Hardman Dickey ‘58 Elinor Maxwell Garner ‘58 Medra Lott Keyser ‘58 Eleanor Adams Lane ‘58 Nancy Peterson Shaw ‘58 Nina Sheppard Terrell ‘58 Dorothy Dyal Briscoe ‘46 Alleen and James H. Bratton, Jr. Sandra S. and Donald A. Davis, Jr.
Gayle Clark ‘68 Virginia Goulding Johnson ‘66 Pat Arnold Clark Katherine Arnold Hale ‘70 David E. Hearin Sylvia Jean Clark ‘60 Iris Carroll Edwards ‘62 Elizabeth Stephenson Clayton ‘26 Edgar H. Clayton III Blanche Davis Coleman ‘45 Susan Moses Shropshire ‘72 Fay Connor Carol Anne Golden ‘67
Connie Coxey Demlow Mary Lane Edwards Hartshorn ‘49 Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71 Louise Futrelle Dodd ‘49 Beverly Banks Boland ‘49 Betty Jo Watson Bowdre ‘49 Kathy Annette Bradley ‘78 Patricia Johnson Childs ‘49 Mary Eva Bryan DuBose ‘52 Mildred Roads Griffith ‘49 Mary Lane Edwards Hartshorn ‘49 Dorothy Stubbs Hollingsworth ‘49 Ruth Austin Knox ‘75 Eleanor Adams Lane ‘58 Ruby Layson ‘49 Rose Crockett McRae ‘48 Tena N. Roberts ‘60 Margaret Duckworth Sewell ‘49 Nancy Peterson Shaw ‘58 Jerrye Griffeth Short ‘49 Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71 Nan Dixon Souma ‘75 Martha Groover Staples ‘49 Frances Bruce Van Horn ‘53 Julia Weathers Wynne ‘49 Dorothy M. Cushing Donnelly Catherine Cushing Thierry ‘68 Florence Childs Dooley ‘50 Shanon Dooley
Jonathan T. Conyers Lindsay Cole Abernethy ‘00
Elizabeth Pittman Dux ‘70 Judith Oldham Boulay ‘70 Patsy Lockhart Schutte ‘70
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Cook Autumn Cook Ireland ‘54
Jean Wheat Dykes ‘47 Tena N. Roberts ‘60
John William Cooke, Jr. Susan Allen William E. Baird, Jr. Libby Bailey Kimberly S. Casebeer Edward Eikner Vivia Fowler Dawn Mason Freelin Mary Ann Howard Ruth Austin Knox ‘75 Dennie McCrary Kyndall McKemie Deborah Jones Smith ‘76 Susan Welsh
Frances R. Eppehimer Rachel Eppehimer Livezey ‘62 Mr. and Mrs. William W. Ewing Ann Ewing Shumaker ‘63 Alma Imogene Fennell Jensene Godwin Payne ‘58 Cuyler W. Findlay Susan Allen Carolyn and William H. Anderson II Ash & Parsont LLP Patricia W. and Thomas L. Bass Stephen R. Beckwith
Alexis Xides Bighley ‘67 Kathy Annette Bradley ‘78 Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Bragg, Jr. William H. Chew, Jr. Lois Goldman Cowan ‘45 William C. Cutler Nancy and Dan Fales Vivia Fowler Gena Roberts Franklin ‘71 and George Franklin Frances Moulthrop Gordon ‘55 Michael D. Griffin Paula F. Hannon Anne Scarborough Hughes ‘78 Annie Anderson Jones ‘48 and Frank C. Jones Susan Pyeatt Kimmey ‘71 Ruth Austin Knox ‘75 Eleanor Adams Lane ‘58 Frances Parker McCrary ‘62 Marcia and Bliss McCrum Betty Nunn Mori ‘58 Elizabeth R. Pickett Tena N. Roberts ‘60 Margo and Elliott H. Sisson Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Slaughter Crosby R. Smith Helen Harwell Smith ‘67 Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71 Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Stein Patricia and Hudson Stoddard Philip R. Taylor James P. Tewksbury Ann H. Weldon Wesleyan Alumnae Association Anne and George E. Youmans Ruth Rucker Forehand ‘13 Ruth Forehand Miller ‘54 Rob Fortuna Marianne Graeme Fortuna ‘72 Betty Clower Fowler ‘68 Martha Clower Thomas ‘64 Rev. F.M. Gaines Charlotte R. Gaines ‘50 Nicolasa Garcia Rachel Anna Garcia ‘03 Jerome S. Garrison Mary Tappan Garrison ‘46 Louise Fowler Gartrell ‘49 Deborah Smith Kelly ‘71 Dee Gatland Misty Rodriguez Gatland ‘96 George Warren Gignilliat Carol Jones Carlisle ‘40 Claire Hammond Davis ‘60 Jean Link Rankin ‘50 Rosaline Jenkins Gilmore ‘19 Rosaline Gilmore Burt ‘48 Ruth Ray Gleaton ‘32 Becky Gleaton Mynatt ‘66 Elizabeth Z. Golden Carol Anne Golden ‘67 Karen Connor Shockley ‘63 Lillian Gong ‘53 Ann Harrell Saunders ‘53 Dorothea Jarratt Goodloe ‘45 Annette Hallman Whaley ‘75 Doris Boling Gosnell Wesleyan Class of 1964
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Inez Dean Gray Laurel Dean Gray Craft ‘46
Tillie Womack Hindman Carol Hindman Butler ‘78
Martha DeLay Kennedy ‘25 Martha Kennedy Gay ‘56
Barbara F. Marble Barbara Marble Tagg ‘69
Mary Ella Wilkinson Greene 1876 Mary Ella Gibson Bernard ‘70
Naomi Smith Hodges ‘26 Nona Hodges Foster ‘48 Essa Churchwell Holland Sonya Shipman Otte ‘62 Harriet Holland Schmitt ‘62 Catherine Schmitt-Whitaker
Jake Kilpatrick Jerrye Griffeth Short ‘49 Jean Pim Kinsman ‘46 Susan Lott Clark ‘46
Mary Frances Robertson Marlin ‘44 Frances Sanders Richter ‘44
Emily Perry Grier ‘51 Elizabeth Perry Bryan ‘53 Marjorie Perkins Squires ‘51 Ruth J. Groh Dorothy Groh Cutler ‘64 Crowder Lafayette Hale, Jr. Lynn S. Davis Katherine Arnold Hale ‘70 Ruth Austin Knox ‘75 Stanley Sorrells Marion W. Vickers and the Vickers family Bonnie Waldrep Mae Eason Hall ‘46 Diana Hall Richardson ‘69 Alice Ann Hamilton ‘53 Isabel K. Davis Ruth White Fruit ‘54 Helen Blackmarr Outler ‘53 Joyce Paris ‘54 Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71 Frances Bruce Van Horn ‘53 Marjorie “Padgy” Wallace Hamrick ‘63 Margaret Craig Bryant ‘63 Mary Goss Hughes ‘63 Ann Ewing Shumaker ‘63 Evelyn Hamrick-Slaton ‘51 Robin Chesney Hopkins ‘51 Roslyn Atkinson Harden ‘49 Francina Brock Kern ‘49 Nadine Cranmer Read ‘49 Judith James Hardy ‘63 Ann Lyn Lightner Allen ‘63 Margaret Craig Bryant ‘63 Judy Woodward Gregory ‘63 Mary Goss Hughes ‘63 Lynda Brinks Pfeiffer ‘63 Renate Butler Ryan ‘63 Joyce Reddick Schafer ‘55 Karen Connor Shockley ‘63 Ann Ewing Shumaker ‘63 Ruby Browning Harris Susan Cobb Middlebrooks ‘65 Laura Ann Davis Hayes 1872 Martha Jean Laslie Woodward ‘54 Louise Fredrick Hays 1900 Jeanne B. Glover Marie Eads Burch Hendrix Dorothy Hendrix Hope ‘62 Karen Lynn Henley Emily Hardman Dickey ‘58 Libba Rose Herbert Gayle Attaway Findlay ‘55 Susan Pyeatt Kimmey ‘71 Ruth Austin Knox ‘75 Margaret Thrower MacCary Linda K. and Alfred H. Merrill and the St. James Choir Alice Johnson Thompson Esther Kim Herr ‘22 David M. Hyun Dessie M. and Robert L. Hicks Janet Hicks Tweed ‘81 Nell Warren Hicks ‘54 Joan Clements Holland ‘54 Martha Jean Laslie Woodward ‘54
Nancy Williams Holliman ‘54 Beth Holliman Boswell ‘77 Emil Holzhauer Martha Sheppard Tanner ‘50
Nell Pryor Kinzie ‘30 E. Constance Kinzie Marjorie Savage Kirkpatrick ‘37 Sue Ann Savage Truitt ‘63
Charles M. Hood, Jr. Anne Hood Geisler ‘68
Patricia Hammond Littleton Klefeker ‘53 Betty Lou Barber McClure ‘53 Rita Parker McGarity ‘75 Mary Joe Cawley McGee ‘53
Calvin J. Houghland Mary Ann Pollard Houghland ‘60
James Bartow Knight III Tracy Knight MacDonald ‘95
Rietta Winn Bailey Howard ‘34 Abigail Howard Dillard ‘66
William Daniel Knight Jane Stallings Knight ‘61
Margueryte T. Hughes Kathryn L. Nettles ‘70
Ruth Hall Knox ‘40 and Robert E. Knox Rita Parker McGarity ‘75
Camilla West Hinman Humber ‘48 Carol Bacon Kelso ‘73 Ruth Austin Knox ‘75 Nan G. Maddux ‘75 Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71 Julie St. John Thornton ‘78
Ruth Hall Knox ‘40 The Hall-Knox Foundation Julia R. Knox-Hudson Mary and James Langham Rita Parker McGarity ‘75
George Thomas Ivey III Jacquelyn Kunkel Ivey-Weaver ‘87 Carolyn Clark Jackson ‘45 George Jackson
Leo Kraszeski Lauren Hamblin Gibson ‘06 Charlotte Williford Kwilecki ‘49 Eugenia Toole Glover ‘49 Betty S. LaMontagne Sandra LaMontagne Binkley ‘67
Clark L. Jackson, Jr. Marsha L. Jackson ‘76
Ann Draughon Lary ‘53 Joan Jennings Norton ‘53
Jane Rives Jackson ‘55 Sarah McGee Creech ‘55
Annie Berry and Joseph Taylor Laslie Harriet Laslie Reynolds ‘62
Henry Kinzer Jarrett III Janet Friberg Jarrett ‘78 Ruth Austin Knox ‘75 Sara Lee Red
Jack Martin Julie Benge Rogers Laura Aylor Martin ‘53 Susan Stankrauff Newman ‘57 Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71 Bessie Hurst Mason Dawn Mason Freelin Susan Pyeatt Kimmey ‘71 Melanie Filson Lewis ‘93 Elizabeth Hall Mason ‘34 Virginia Mason ‘65 Elsie Lowden Maxwell Hambright ‘34 Suzie and Fletcher C. Anderson Priscilla Lobeck Maynard ‘42 Mary Timmerman Geeslin-Warfel ‘43 Claudine Walton Mays ‘33 Annie Mays Larmore ‘28 James F. McClure, Jr. Mary Joe Cawley McGee ‘53 Mary Alice Robins McCord ‘17 Mary McCord Tierney ‘46 Frances Scarratt McDaniel ‘48 Dorothy Anne Smith ‘48 Sarah Thornton and Dewitt McGee Anne McGee Morganstern ‘58 Rita Santry McGill ‘42 Alice Burrowes Ritter ‘42 Victoria McGinnis Catherine M. McGinnis ‘04
Nancy Lois Law ‘67 Sally Farren Benoy ‘67
Nellene Cannon McGough Elizabeth Gibbons Montis ‘66 and George P. Montis
Margaret Murphy Jennings Peggy Jones Hall ‘83
Mary Darlington Lawter ‘65 Ann Lee Alley Earnshaw ‘59
George W. McKinney Celia Hughes Hohnadel ‘86
Jean Roberts Johnson ‘23 Laura Johnson Fowler ‘57
Louise Phillips McMahon Lazenby ‘51 Jerrye Griffeth Short ‘49
Norman P. McLean Casey Thurman ‘65
Mary Smith Johnson ‘35 Carol Burt ‘64
Linda Hiller LeSueur ‘69 Ann Brown Austin ‘69 Dale Parker Craig ‘69 Frances Ellen Greer ‘69 Gloria Garrett Seymour ‘69
Mary Knox McNeill ‘68 The Hall-Knox Foundation Julia R. Knox-Hudson Mary and James Langham
Mary Vaughn Johnson Nancy Stephenson Powell ‘58 * Joann Garrett Rusch ‘55 Mary Vaughn Johnson and Emmett Johnson Joann Garrett Rusch ‘55 Helen Elliott Jones Glenda Grist Beardsworth ‘68 Susan Jones Shulman ‘68 Helen and Jack Jones Susan Jones Shulman ‘68 Jane Methvin Jones ‘45 Mary Frances Webb Nall ‘45 Virginia Percy Jones ‘38 Dorothy Wink Bolding ‘38 Nellie B. Joye Carol Burt ‘64 Cecile Core Joyner Lindsay Cole Abernethy ‘00
Gifts made between July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011
Betty Lewis Janet A. Lewis Sally Tanner Lies ‘58 Medra Lott Keyser ‘58 Joan Laslie Livingston ‘52 Harriet Laslie Reynolds ‘62 Deborah Van Horn Long Rita Lodge Stan Lodge Thelma Wilson Sexton ‘84 Ina Word Lott Medra Lott Keyser ‘58 Susan Perry Maddox ‘75 Susan Ewing Maddox ‘69 Joseph Maerz Laura Aylor Martin ‘53 *
Elva Kensinger McWilliams ‘29 Nan Nell McWilliams ‘66 Mary Ann Roach Meadows ‘46 Mary M. Sloop Darlene Debault Mettler Shelly T. and Matthew R. Martin Mary Lisa Boyer Millican ‘83 Miriam Likins Templeman ‘96 Lynden Wall Mignerey ‘66 Elizabeth Girlinghouse Bernard ‘66 Margaret Smith Mines ‘47 Elizabeth Rosser Wills ‘47 John T. Mitchell Janace Fender Daughtry ‘59 Mildred McCrory Mitchell Marianna M. and John W. Cooke Flora Alice Blair Moore Karen Moore Thomson ‘67
Annie Frances Clower Moorman ‘35 Beth Childs Brooks ‘66
Margaret Adams Phillips ‘40 Charlotte NeSmith Watson ‘85
Charles Shaw Emily Hardman Dickey ‘58
Barbara Morgan Hannah Leah Callender ‘01 Abbie Smoak Lacienski ‘01 Andrea Morgan Mendez ‘01 Rachael Elizabeth Shaw ‘02
David Elliott Pinkston Susan S. Cole John F. Gibson Anne Scarborough Hughes ‘78
William H. Shaw, Jr. Beulah Laslie Brinson ‘58 Emily Hardman Dickey ‘58 Clarice Pittman Elder ‘58 Medra Lott Keyser ‘58 Ruth Austin Knox ‘75 Eleanor Adams Lane ‘58 Betty Nunn Mori ‘58 Nina Sheppard Terrell ‘58
Carolyn McCall Morgan ‘72 Glennda Kingry Elliott ‘65 and A.V. Elliott Jane Kollock McCall ‘46 and Guyton B. McCall Lynn Golson Priester ‘72 Jane Nixon Muir ‘60 Martha Bell Lewis ‘60 Ola Exley Mullino ‘38 Dorothy Wink Bolding ‘38 Eunice Ann Christine Munck ‘38 Helen Poole Fontsere’ ‘59 Mary Russell George ‘64 Olivia Lopez Hartenstein ‘65 Janet M. Lawrence ‘80 V. Thomas Murray Septima Porcher Murray ‘47 Vera and Paul Nachbaur Joan Nachbaur Rathbun ‘58 Marie Butler Neel ‘59 Susan Allen Julia Goss and Cecil Baldwin Sylvia Wyllys Boone ‘60 and Toof A. Boone Susan Foxworth Dunwody ‘87 Ann Lee Alley Earnshaw ‘59 Charlotte Getz Gerken ‘59 Carmen Moore Jackson ‘59 Elaine Wilder Jones ‘59 Ruth Austin Knox ‘75 Pierce Avenue Properties LLP Carol King Pope ‘59 Jane Powers Weldon ‘59 Edna M. Norton Claire Michaels Murray ‘52 A. Wallace Odum, Jr. Dale Odum Barrow ‘60 Rev. and Mrs. Jack H. Overton Patricia Overton Oberg ‘72 Browne Small Paden ‘28 Margaret Duckworth Sewell ‘49 Faye Ponder Parks ‘40 Ruby Maloy White ‘42 Nancy Delarose Pate-Nelson ‘80 Joyce Gallagher Pate ‘46 Bruce Peterson Tena N. Roberts ‘60 Grace Hendricks Peterson ‘30 Clarice Pittman Elder ‘58 Medra Lott Keyser ‘58 Ruth Austin Knox ‘75 Eleanor Adams Lane ‘58 Nancy Peterson Shaw ‘58 Nina Sheppard Terrell ‘58 Louise Carroll Pharr ‘20 Carroll Ricketson Bolton ‘73 James Rush Phillips Jr. Janie Hudson Williams ‘67 Judith Roe Phillips ‘61 Judith Warnock Burns ‘61 Ermine M. Owenby ‘61 Thomas E. Phillips
Edward Knox Powe III Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71 Gladys Moss Powers ‘29 Jane Powers Weldon ‘59 Jacob S. Quiambao Virginia Stein Hubbard ‘78 Joe Anne Quillian ‘50 Josephine Russell Campbell ‘50 Virginia Everton Reinhardt ‘67 Anne Johnson Conover ‘67 Rosemary Bounds Reynolds ‘48 Carol Burt ‘64 Dorothy Mercer Rhoden Marybelle Proctor Menzel ‘62 Jeanne Lindley Rives ‘66 Nancy Rowland Rehberg ‘66 Margaret Gallaher Rives ‘44 Sandra Cook Rives ‘87 Joan Wheeler Riviere ‘78 Laurinda Murphy Norris ‘78 Katherine Rebecca Rogers ‘60 Catherine Murphree Hartley ‘59 Richard T. Ross Ann Messink Ross ‘50 William Tarver Rountree, Jr. Sara Stewart Rountree ‘49 Billie Jones Rowe ‘51 Patty Banks Duff ‘51 Marjorie Gray Masson ‘51
Ann Smith Taylor ‘57 Jeanne Gellerstedt Hicks ‘50 Peggy Miller Nelson ‘57 Katherine Johnson Telford Janie Hudson Williams ‘67 Dr. Isabella Thoburn Sarah Roughton Wilson ‘52 Barbara Butterfield Thomas Carol Burt ‘64
Sylvia Tabor Shealy ‘58 Thomas T. Shealy
Helen Sue Thrift Mary Thrift Chambers ‘66
Frances Candler Shumway Esther Deal Baker ‘52 and Herman D. Baker Elizabeth Truitt Furlow ‘55 Robin Chesney Hopkins ‘51
Joy Lawless Tripp ‘46 Tally L. Tripp
Mildred Gower Sims ‘27 Carolyn Sims Brooks ‘56
Walter Turner Trudy Wilson Topolosky ‘56
Frances Ware Smith ‘36 Sue Smith Giddings ‘66
Linda Lee Venuto Lindsay Cole Abernethy ‘00
Frances Knott Smith ‘32 Barbara Smith Woodson
Emily Whitaker Vickers ‘42 Marilyn Vickers ‘67
Miriam Rudesal Smith ‘42 Sharon C. and John D. Cranwell Cynthia L. and David G. Garvey Libby, Ginger and Tommy Loder Dr. and Mrs. Everett C. Mosley Eileen A. and Wade S. Murray Antoinette Reynolds Nancy M. Stayman Katherine H. and William F. Wilder, Jr.
Allyn K. and Eunice Wadleigh Suzanne L. Wadleigh ‘75
Sara Lewis Smith Elizabeth Gibbons Montis ‘66 and George P. Montis Oliver Eugene Snow, Jr. Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71 Thelma Durden Snow Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71
Grandmere LaPief Tucker Natalie C. McCook
Marynell Sampley Waite ‘40 Mary Abbott Waite ‘68 Myrtelle Fennell Waldo Jensene Godwin Payne ‘58 Lidia Soto Walters ‘50 Nancy Black Wheatley ‘50 Bonnie Keistler Wasson ‘64 Carol Burt ‘64 Beth Bramblett Hirzel ‘64 Mary Helen Johnson ‘64 Eileen Mullings Smith ‘64 Wesleyan College Class of 1964 Nan Carithers Watkins ‘58 Margaret Moody Iwamoto ‘58
Jane Wilson Russell ‘47 Marie Wilson Turner ‘48
Edith and Jack M. Spencer Marion Spencer Bluestone ‘66
Frederick Ashley Saltmarsh Wanda Saltmarsh Hopkins ‘70
Elizabeth McMichael Stacey ‘64 Mary Ann Moore Johnson ‘64
James R. Webb Jr. Patricia W. and Thomas L. Bass Harriett Willcoxon Palmer ‘67
Nell Richards Sams ‘40 Carol Jones Carlisle ‘40
Patricia Schler Stemme ‘62 Amelia Perry Parkerson ‘62
Hunter Johansen Welch Kirsten Johansen Welch ‘71
Sally Fambrough Sanders ‘55 James R. Sanders, Jr.
Mary Adelaide Haffenden Stewart ‘50 Kathleen P. Ballou
Jean Malone Seegmueller ‘54 Patricia Davison Baehr ‘54
Leon Rex Street Rebecca Shipley Street ‘45
Deceased Classmates of Wesleyan Class of ‘57 Susan Stankrauff Newman ‘57
Gwendolyn Sorrell Sell ‘67 Marilyn Vickers ‘67
Daniel Richard Strickland Tena N. Roberts ‘60
Virginia and James Semler Lou Ellen Semler Boyes ‘69
Eva Heath Sullins ‘47 Beth Sullins Hughes ‘75
James Brandt Sessions Susan Allen Dale Parker Craig ‘69 and Hal Craig Leila Elizabeth Dasher ‘69 Gena Roberts Franklin ‘71 and George Franklin Judy Woodward Gregory ‘63 Nan G. Maddux ‘75 Elizabeth Daves Ream ‘62 Lauren and Dain Reeves Julia Munroe Woodward ‘34
Catherine Holmes Sullivan ‘15 Roberta Sullivan Pierson ‘48
Helen Hamilton Chance Sharpe ‘10 Mary Sharpe Robinson ‘39
Wilba D. Tante Michelle Toole Westbrook ‘91
Suelle McKellar Swartz ‘33 Marianna M. and John W. Cooke Judith B. and Andrew J. Gabor Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71 Suelle Marie Swartz ‘67 Elizabeth Cave Sweatman ‘68 Cheryl Maund Page ‘68
Wesleyan Conservatory Renee’ Rousseau Tillery ‘49 Wesleyan Conservatory/Faculty Dorothy Evans Bell ‘50 Maxine Westmoreland Betty Westmoreland Shuster ‘66 Sarah Hague White ‘75 Barbee Ann Dyer ‘76 Ida Stephens Williams ‘40 Jane Williams Tarman ‘74 Adrienne Pilcher Wills Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71 Gertrude Rowlenson Wright ‘20 Irma King Guest ‘42 Mercedes Norris Youmans ‘68 Mary Grace Averett Kay ‘61
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to our Corporate partners who contributed $5,000 or more to Wesleyan during this last fiscal year.
Matching Gift Companies
These companies and corporate foundations matched their employees’ gifts to Wesleyan during this last fiscal year. Acuity Brands, Inc. AGL Resources, Inc. AT&T Foundation Bank of America Foundation The Coca-Cola Foundation Matching Gifts Program Community Health Systems Foundation Delta Airlines Foundation Ernst & Young Foundation ExxonMobil Foundation GE Foundation GEICO Philanthropic Foundation Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. IBM Corporation IKON Office Solutions Foundation Merck Partnership for Giving MetLife Foundation New York Life Foundation Northwestern Mutual Foundation P&G Fund Southern Company Services, Inc. State Farm Companies Foundation SunTrust Foundation Thomson Reuters Union Pacific Corporation The Walt Disney Company Foundation
The following businesses and organizations showed their support of Wesleyan through gifts made to the College in the last fiscal year. Academy of the Performing Arts, Inc. Ace Hardware Almand & Co., LLC Altera Payroll, Inc. Andy W. Watson, Jr. & Associates, LLC Armstrong World Industries of Macon Ash & Parsont LLP Assistance League of Atlanta, Inc. Bank of America Bank of Hiawassee
Gifts made between July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011
Bearings and Drives, Inc. Bert Maxwell Furniture Company Brownie Points Staffing Inc. Burgess Design Center and Rug Gallery Burgess Pigment Company Butler Automotive Group, Inc. Buzzell, Graham & Welsh LLP Chris R. Sheridan & Company The Coca-Cola Company Coliseum Health System Coliseum Health System of Macon Commercial Furnishings Cornercap Investment Counsel Cox Communications, Inc. Elliott Machine Shop Essential Ingredients Inc. Florida Power and Light Company Political Action Committee Forsyth Feed & Seed Fortune Recycling GEICO Geotechnical & Environmental Consultants, Inc. GIGA, Inc. Greene & Associates, Inc. Hays Service, LLC Hodge Control Service Co. Howard, Moore, McDuffie, P.C. IKON Office Solutions Insurance Professionals of Middle Georgia Jackson Automotive Group, Inc. Jackson Family Holdings, LLLP John-Wesley Villas, Inc. Junior League of Macon, Inc. Kroger Company Atlanta Division Kroger Company Foundation L.E. Schwartz & Son, Inc. Law Offices of John D. Christy Macon Arts, Inc. Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home Macon Occupational Medicine, LLC Macon Tent Rentals, Inc. MaconPower Marion Ecological, LLC McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks & Co., LLP MCT Wholesale Medical Center of Central Georgia MidSouth Federal Credit Union Morgan Stanley
Natalia’s National Management Resources Corporation NBP Engineers, Inc. Northwestern Benefit Corporation of Georgia Pierce Avenue Properties LLP Post Properties, Inc. The Potting Shed PPC Foundation RBC Financial Group SCANA Energy Macon SCANA Services Inc. Starr Electric Company, Inc. State Bank & Trust Company SunTrust Bank of Middle Georgia Union Pacific Fund for Effective Government Political Action Committee UPS Foundation Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Wise Cash Flow Youmans Chevrolet
Gifts in Kind
Many thanks to alumnae and friends who generously donated in-kind gifts or services to Wesleyan in the last fiscal year. AlphaGraphics Chad Astin Donna H. Bowcock Carolyn Sims Brooks ‘56 Margaret M. and Dennis A. Calfee Neal Carpenter Vivia Fowler Beverly J. and Gilbert Held Sally Anderson Hemingway ‘79 C. Terry Holland Lucille and Joseph W. Little Marjorie A. and Richard H. Lowrance Annette Tucker Maxey Lydia Meissner Natalia’s Panaprint, Inc. JoAnne Mirabella Petrilli Arthur H. Reede, Jr. Carol and James Tucker Gail Thompson Webster-Patterson ‘64 Susan and Stephen M. Welsh
Foundations and Trusts The following charitable foundations and trusts made generous grants and designated gifts to Wesleyan during this last fiscal year. Clark and Ruby Baker Foundation George D. Bates, Jr. Family Foundation Beloco Foundation, Inc. Mark & Margaret Burgessporter Trust Cedar Street Charitable Foundation Central Georgia EMC Foundation CLC Foundation, Inc. Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc. The Community Foundation for the Central Savannah River Area Community Foundation of Central Georgia, Inc. Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, Inc. Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley Ann F. and John W. Copeland Charitable Foundation, Inc. Margaret Ewell Dickins Foundation William James Dorminy Foundation, Inc. DT McNeill Foundation Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund John and Mary Franklin Foundation, Inc. Courtney Knight Gaines Foundation, Inc. Georgia Independent College Association, Inc. Georgia Pine Level Foundation GFGW, Inc. Godbold Foundation, Inc. Goddard Foundation E. J. Grassmann Trust Griffith Family Charitable Foundation, Inc. Herbert and Marian Haley Foundation The Hall-Knox Foundation Houghland Foundation Charles H. Jones Family Foundation, Inc. Robert H. Kahn, Jr. Family Foundation Fletcher L. and Lola Leete P. Kibler Irrevocable Trust Knox Charity Fund, Inc. Knox Foundation Kroger Company Foundation Dorothy V. & N. Logan Lewis Foundation, Inc. Ligon Foundation Mallonee Family Foundation, Inc. Martin Foundation, Inc. The National Christian Foundation Newbern Foundation William I. H. and Lula E. Pitts Foundation James Hyde Porter Charitable Trust PPC Foundation Billy and Bobby Stevens Foundation Triangle Community Foundation, Inc. Robert M. & Lilias Baldwin Turnell Foundation United Methodist Higher Education Foundation Emily B. Walker Charitable Trust Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, Inc. Frances Wood Wilson Foundation, Inc. Bertram and Patricia Witham Foundation
Sisters for Sisters
The newly established Sister 4 Sisters society was specifically designed for classes one to ten years out from graduation. Wesleyan honors the loyalty and support of these young alumnae, who make an annual financial commitment to the College at a time when they are busy starting careers, attending graduate school, or raising families. Sisters 4 Sisters guides young alumnae on fiscally responsible graduated annual giving practices and helps Wesleyan women stay connected from graduation through their tenth year reunion. Sarah Rebecca Bales ‘10 Suzzi N. Biller ‘06 Huei-Yu Chen ‘07 Shih-Yu Chen ‘08 GinaMarie Dolores Cody ‘08 Katherine D. Crozier ‘04 Moushumi Rani Dey ‘09 Lauren Kay Elser ‘10 Rachel A. Fullerton ‘10 Freda Gaines ‘10 Lauren Hamblin Gibson ‘06
Amanda Cenzer Gummersall ‘01 Lucy Ina Guy ‘09 Mollie Elizabeth Hughes ‘06 Parrish Smotherman Jenkins ‘06 Jenna Miller Jones ‘06 Elizabeth Catherwood Kanupp ‘06 Sarah Ann Kaplan ‘10 Katherine Frances Kennedy ‘09 Brandy Morris Kirkwood ‘01 Abbie Smoak Lacienski ‘01 Lindsey Ambegia Lucas ‘10
Kathy Reese McCollum ‘09 Dawn Peyton Nash ‘07 Sarah Ann Ownbey ‘10 Lindsay Beth Rosenquist Burns ‘06 Amy Elizabeth Smith ‘06 Thuy Thanh Vo ‘08 Melanie Danielle Williams ‘06 Alexandra Aldica Willis ‘04 Angela O’Neal Wright ‘07
Our Daily Bread
Our Daily Bread giving society recognizes annual contributions from alumnae and friends totaling $365-$999 during the last fiscal year. These donors appreciate the significance of giving every day, nourishing the College with gifts starting at $1 per day! Susan and William H. Allen Deborah Wedgworth Altman ‘72 Judith Ragland Armstrong ‘67 Esther Deal Baker ‘52 and Herman D. Baker Bank of America William N. Banks, Jr. Dale Odum Barrow ‘60 Alice Peninger Beasley ‘69 Mary Launius Beauchamp ‘49 and Richard H. Beauchamp Harriett Johnson Bell ‘59 David S. Bishop Kelly E. Bledsoe Susan M. Bond Kathy Annette Bradley ‘78 Jean Mouchet Brannon ‘52 and L. Travis Brannon, Jr. Kathleen DeBerry Brungard ‘67 Elizabeth Gaunt Bryan ‘54 Charlotte Knox Canida ‘68 and Robert R. Canida Lucinda Samford Cannon ‘69 Carol Jones Carlisle ‘40 Cedar Street Charitable Foundation Helma Wood Clark ‘90 and Jerrod Clark Suzanne Colter ‘82 Lois Goldman Cowan ‘45 Erin Michelle Dallas ‘98 Leila Elizabeth Dasher ‘69 Sandra S. and Donald A. Davis, Jr. Manita Bond Dean ‘59 Pauline Phelps Deck ‘48 and J. David Deck Annetta Zimmerman Elliott ‘67 Nancy Elliott ‘68 Essential Ingredients Inc. Merry M. and A. Donald Faulk, Jr. Barbara Batson Ferrell ‘68 and Thomas P. Ferrell Constance and Carl Flair Forsyth Feed & Seed Dawn Mason Freelin Ruth White Fruit ‘54 Donna Lloyd Gardner ‘51 Karen Dupree Garr ‘69 General Board of Higher Education and Ministry Geotechnical & Environmental Consultants, Inc. Frances Ellen Greer ‘69 Amanda Cenzer Gummersall ‘01 Ann and J. Ellsworth Hall III Carolyn Field Hall ‘76
Emily Sawyer Hart ‘56 and Howard R. Hart, Jr. Rebecca Calhoon Haskey ‘95 Juliette Adams Hawk ‘57 Cynthia Lee Hershey ‘91 Janice Cromer Holbrook ‘76 Susan L. Holloway ‘82 Dorothy Hendrix Hope ‘62 Howard, Moore, McDuffie, P.C. Mildred Parrish Hudson ‘75 and Quinn Hudson Bonnie Lynn Hunter-Hunt ‘75 Insurance Professionals of Middle Georgia Margaret Moody Iwamoto ‘58 Jackson Automotive Group, Inc. George Jackson James L. Jackson, Jr. Lou Matteson Jones ‘46 Robert H. Kahn, Jr. Family Foundation Suzanne Jones Kahn ‘61 Betsy Chipman Kaplan ‘47 Mary Grace Averett Kay ‘61 Ann Kinnick Keane ‘69 Andgelia Proctor Kelly ‘68 Beverly Reichert Kennon ‘48 Francina Brock Kern ‘49 Heather Birkhead King ‘92 and Joshua A. King Brandy Morris Kirkwood ‘01 Kari Lynn Goellner Kitchens ‘91 Vonda Brokopp Klein McCutchen ‘86 Abbie Smoak Lacienski ‘01 Virginia Harshbarger Lamback ‘66 Susie Black LaPosta ‘75 Dana Flanders Laster ‘86 Kathleen Amidon MacGregor ‘73 Macon Occupational Medicine, LLC Patricia M. and Richard H. Maddux Barbara Beddingfield Magnan ‘81 Doris V. Manning ‘60 Janice Ann Mays ‘73 Ann Hunter McCandless ‘55 Susan Thigpen McDuffie ‘53 Cynthia Helen McMullen ‘76 Sybil B. McNeil Elizabeth O’Donnell Menkhaus ‘76 Glenna Dod Meyer Susan Rau Middlebrooks ‘67 MidSouth Federal Credit Union Susan M. and B. Douglas Morton III Dawn Peyton Nash ‘07 Harriet Adams Newton ‘51 Mary Catherine Collins O’Kelley ‘72 Patricia Davis Oliver ‘66 and William W. Oliver, Jr.
Helen Blackmarr Outler ‘53 Ermine M. Owenby ‘61 May Powell Parks ‘70 Carrie Parks-Kirby ‘76 Pamela Henry Pate ‘71 Kay Carneal Phillips ‘67 Thomas E. Phillips Amber E. Poulson Harriett Wadsworth Ragland ‘55 Harriet Laslie Reynolds ‘62 and John D. Reynolds III Jacquelyn Davis Richardson ‘60 Tena N. Roberts ‘60 Betty Daniel Robinson ‘49 and Warren H. Robinson Peggy Ann Pangborn Roos ‘47 Eleanor Thompson Futch Rosen ‘57 and Donald I. Rosen Lindsay Beth Rosenquist Burns ‘06 Deen Day and James R. Sanders, Jr. Kathryne Meeks Sanders ‘65 Judith Kuhn Schlichter ‘64 Helene Jones Schwartz ‘45 Sandra and James Severnak Katherine Hahn Shields ‘91 Ann Ewing Shumaker ‘63 Jan Bull Simpson ‘70 Janice Boland Smith ‘61 Lucia Lindsey Smith ‘44 Jennifer and Dana L. Smoak Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71 Nan Dixon Souma ‘75 Kathryn Gibbs Steinbruegge ‘45 Ruth Powell Storts ‘93 Philip D. Taylor Bernardine Smith Thomas ‘38 Martha Jane Thompson ‘70 Casey Thurman ‘65 Tracy Ward Tilley ‘89 Barbara Betts Tuck ‘60 Laura Jones Turner ‘46 Kevin L. Ulshafer Caroline Eagerton Upperco ‘53 Gabrielle K. Vaughan Allyn Ballou Veatch ‘68 Kathryn Smith Vinson ‘99 Suzanne L. Wadleigh ‘75 Mary Abbott Waite ‘68 Carol Sibley Wideman ‘60 Allison McFarland Wilcox ‘80 Barbara Smith Woodson Jane Lyle Wootton ‘51 Angela O’Neal Wright ‘07 Mary Jean and Charles H. Yates, Jr. Youmans Chevrolet Helen Ferguson Zachry ‘71
Wesleyan Magazine Winter 2011
The Thousandfold Society recognizes annual contributions from alumnae and friends totaling $1,000 - $4,999 during the last fiscal year. These generous gifts will continue to benefit Wesleyan a thousandfold. May Morgan Ackerman ‘94 and Robert K. Ackerman Leesa Dwin Akins ‘87 Altera Payroll, Inc. Doris Poe Anderson ‘48 Armstrong World Industries of Macon Virginia Pritchard Ashby ‘76 Frank M. Bacon Laura Sullivan Barkley ‘68 and Donald A. Barkley Anne Swetnam Barton ‘59 Lorinda Lou Beller ‘64 Marion Spencer Bluestone ‘66 Georgann Dessau Blum ‘47 and Arnold S. Blum Priscilla Gautier Bornmann ‘68 and John A. Bornmann, Jr. Gloria Boyette ‘60 Bradley Foundation, Inc. Jane Speir Brook ‘76 and Arthur D. Brook Beth Childs Brooks ‘66 Sylvia Maxwell Brown ‘63 Margaret and Mark Burgessporter Mark & Margaret Burgessporter Trust Carol Burt ‘64 Virginia and R. William Buzzell II Carolyn Malone Carpenter ‘39 Central Georgia EMC Foundation Margaret Derby Champlin ‘47 Mong-Zang Lin Chang ‘82 Chris R. Sheridan & Co. Christ Church Marsha Lynn Christy ‘73 and John D. Christy Nora Gordon Clarke ‘52 Jane Price Claxton ‘68 Carolyn and Brad Clifton The Walter Clifton Family Fund of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc. Coliseum Health System Coliseum Health System of Macon Frances Oehmig Collins ‘47 Valerie Edith Cowart ‘80 Cox Communications, Inc. Laurel Dean Gray Craft ‘46 Dorothy Groh Cutler ‘64 and William J. Cutler, Jr. Emily Hardman Dickey ‘58 and Wilmer N. Dickey William James Dorminy Foundation, Inc. Katherine Howard Douglas ‘66 Betty Hall Dunn ‘47 Margaret K. and Robert J. Edenfield Elliott Machine Shop Glennda Kingry Elliott ‘65 and A.V. Elliott Denise D. and James S. Ellis Charlotte Battle Everbach ‘52 Kel-Ann S. Eyler C. Steve Farr
Roy H. Fickling Fortune Recycling Vivia Fowler Melinda Susan Fraiser ‘80 Gena Roberts Franklin ‘71 Elizabeth Truitt Furlow ‘55 Martha Banks Gaddis ‘51 Tina Diane Gann ‘94 Martha Kennedy Gay ‘56 GFGW, Inc. Patricia Gibbs Goddard Foundation Carol Ann Goodloe ‘75 Greene & Associates, Inc. Charles E. Greene Joan B. and Warren Griffin, Jr. Griffith Family Charitable Foundation, Inc. Teresa M. and Benjamin Griffith III Herbert and Marian Haley Foundation Marian Haley Elizabeth Ware Hardin Hays Service, LLC James C. “Cal” Hays, Jr. Sally Anderson Hemingway ‘79 Allee Gardiner Hollis ‘51 Linna and Chris Hoppe Houghland Foundation Nancy Ann Howard ‘57 Betty S. and William H. Hurdle Ann McDonald Hurt ‘64 IKON Office Solutions Janet Friberg Jarrett ‘78 Judy McConnell Jolly ‘64 Elaine Wilder Jones ‘59 Catherine Gibbons Jost ‘70 Suzanne Woodham Juday ‘69 Brett J. Karopczyc Mary Cordes Kelley ‘39 Elizabeth Rogers Kelly ‘72 Carol Bacon Kelso ‘73 Katherine Frances Kennedy ‘09 Julia Stillwell Ketcham ‘58 and Ralph L. Ketcham Susan Taylor King ‘63 Nancy C. Kinzer Pat Rimmer Knox-Hudson ‘58 Kroger Company Atlanta Division Kroger Company Foundation Melvin I. Kruger Shelley and Steven L. Kruger L.E. Schwartz & Son, Inc. Annie Mays Larmore ‘28 Law Offices of John D. Christy Janet M. Lawrence ‘80 Martha Bell Lewis ‘60 Melanie Filson Lewis ‘93 Catharine Burns Liles ‘66 and Marion H. Liles, Jr. Lucille and Joseph W. Little Marjorie A. and Richard H. Lowrance
Nancy Dixon Lutz ‘60 MaconPower Nan G. Maddux ‘75 Linda Chambers Mahan ‘61 Richard P. Maier Mary Stephens Malone ‘80 Martin Foundation, Inc. Joyce M. and T. Baldwin Martin, Jr. Marjorie Gray Masson ‘51 Margaret Mathews ‘73 Julia Carreker Mathias ‘49 Fran F. and William M. Matthews The William M. Matthews Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia, Inc. The McCrary Family Fund of the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation Frances Parker McCrary ‘62 and Dennie L. McCrary Rita Parker McGarity ‘75 Sally Moffett McKenna ‘75 Mary Margaret Woodward McNeill ‘60 Medical Center of Central Georgia Marybelle Proctor Menzel ‘62 Martha Harrison Middlebrooks ‘44 Sidney E. Middlebrooks Peggy Likes Miller ‘65 Polly C. and W. Walter Miller, Jr. The Walter and Polly Miller Fund of the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley Beverly F. Mitchell ‘68 Margaret Thompson Monahan ‘67 Tommie Sue Montgomery-Abrahams ‘63 Elizabeth Gibbons Montis ‘66 and George P. Montis Morgan Stanley Caron Griffin Morgan ‘73 Debbie Stevenson Moses ‘89 Lynn B. Moses ‘77 Mulberry Street United Methodist Church Anne Whipple Murphey ‘48 and ‘49 Claire Michaels Murray ‘52 The National Christian Foundation National Management Resources Corporation NBP Engineers, Inc. Newbern Foundation Judith Miller Newbern ‘67 Susan Stankrauff Newman ‘57 Julia B. North Susan Kirvin Ogburn ‘67 Joyce Gallagher Pate ‘46 Lori Reese Patton ‘90 and Macon Patton Virginia Barber Perkins ‘63 Loretta L. Pinkston ‘84 Martha Rumble Pirkle ‘46 and Quentin R. Pirkle James Hyde Porter Charitable Trust PPC Foundation
Jo Bogan Prout ‘66 Mary Belle Gardner Quesenberry ‘43 RBC Financial Group Stephen A. Reichert, Jr. The Stephen A. Reichert, Jr. Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia, Inc. Dorothy Wilkin Repass ‘45 * Martha Anne Neville Reynolds ‘57 and Robert J. Reynolds Bryndis Roberts ‘78 SCANA Energy Macon SCANA Services Inc. Trudie Parker Sessions ‘65 Margaret Duckworth Sewell ‘49 Jeanette Loflin Shackelford ‘61 Nancy Peterson Shaw ‘58 Mary Euyang Shen ‘46 Chris R. Sheridan, Jr. Jane Courtenay Shockley ‘56 Karen Connor Shockley ‘63 Deborah Jones Smith ‘76 Cathy Coxey Snow ’71 South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church Marjorie Perkins Squires ‘51 and William H. Squires Martha Groover Staples ‘49 and James C. Staples Starr Electric Company, Inc. Bonnie and Joe Starr Linda McElroy Steed ‘58 Eleanor McDonald Still ‘57 Beverly Jo Flynt Strean ‘60 Mary Langel Stults ‘81 SunTrust Bank of Middle Georgia Catherine Cushing Thierry ‘68 Patrenice Guthrie Thomas ‘96 Betty A. Thompson ‘47 Julie St. John Thornton ‘78 Reba Thurmond ‘57 Mary McCord Tierney ‘46 Verah Dorsey Turner ‘88 Janet Hicks Tweed ‘81 United Methodist Higher Education Foundation UPS Foundation Deborah Clifton van der Lande Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Geovette E. Washington ‘89 Helen Proctor Morris Watson ‘46 Vickie and Mickey J. Watson Jane Powers Weldon ‘59 Susan and Stephen M. Welsh Joan Wadsworth West ‘56 Almonese C. and Ralph W. Williams Beth Milstead Wilson ‘96 Cynthia Wright ‘75 Hilda A. Wright ‘65 Dorothy Smith Yandle ‘55 Virginia Sumerford York ‘60
Wesleyan Million Dollar Women Wesleyan appreciates these alumnae and friends who have pledged to donate a minimum of $1,000 each year––above their Annual Fund gift–– for ten years. These alumnae are also charter members of the Thousandfold Society. Many thanks to the 2010-2011 Million Dollar Women contributors listed in this section. 70 Gifts made between July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011
Hannah L. Allen ‘80
Eleanor Adams Lane ‘58
Alexis Xides Bighley ‘67
Janet M. Lawrence ‘80
Nora Gordon Clarke ‘52
Nan G. Maddux ‘75
Charlotte Battle Everbach ‘52
Rita Parker McGarity ‘75
Kathi Hill Goddard ‘77
Sally Moffett McKenna ‘75
Nancy Ann Howard ‘57
Marybelle Proctor Menzel ‘62
Janet Friberg Jarrett ‘78
Tommie Sue Montgomery-Abrahams ‘63
Susan Taylor King ‘63
Elizabeth Gibbons Montis ‘66
George Foster Pierce Leadership Society Named for Wesleyan’s first president, the George Foster Pierce Leadership Society recognizes alumnae and friends whose leadership support of the Annual Fund totaled $5,000 or more during the last fiscal year. Betty Smith Addison ‘51 Hannah L. Allen ‘80 Carolyn and William H. Anderson II Elizabeth Mackay Asbury ‘49 and Frank L. Asbury III Assistance League of Atlanta, Inc. Clark and Ruby Baker Foundation Patricia W. and Thomas L. Bass George D. Bates, Jr. Family Foundation Martha Gragg Bates ‘45 Bearings and Drives, Inc. Alexis Xides Bighley ‘67 Burgess Pigment Company Candy and Malcolm S. Burgess, Jr. Butler Automotive Group, Inc. Jane Johnson Butler ‘65 and G. Marshall Butler Peggy Carswell ‘49 Barbara Y. and Mark B. Chandler CLC Foundation, Inc. The Coca-Cola Company Community Foundation of Central Georgia, Inc. Betty Turner Corn ‘47 and Lovick P. Corn Cornercap Investment Counsel Patricia W. and Mark J. Davis Margaret M. Decker ‘75 Margaret Ewell Dickins Foundation Lola Harris Ellis ‘58 Arline Atkins Finch ‘56 and Ronald M. Finch Gayle Attaway Findlay ‘55 Florida Power and Light Company Political Action Committee Joan Shapiro Foster ‘56 Anne H. and J. Harper Gaston GEICO GEICO Philanthropic Foundation Georgia Independent College Association, Inc. Georgia Pine Level Foundation Georgia Pine Level Foundation Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia, Inc. Georgia United Methodist Commission on Higher Education Kathi Hill Goddard ‘77 and Robert C. Goddard III E. J. Grassmann Trust Judy Woodward Gregory ‘63 The Hall-Knox Foundation Betsy and Robert F. Hatcher, Jr. Georgia W. and Robert F. Hatcher Maria Salter Higgins ‘57 Gene A. Hoots Mary Ann Pollard Houghland ‘60
Jana Witham Janeway ‘68 Toni L. Jennings ‘71 John-Wesley Villas, Inc. Annie Anderson Jones ‘48 and Frank C. Jones Charles H. Jones Family Foundation, Inc. Dwight C. Jones Jeff Jones Ves Childs Jones Susan Pyeatt Kimmey ‘71 Anne and Andrew H. Knox The Bob Knox, Jr. Fund of The Community Foundation for the Central Savannah River Area Dorothy and Robert E. Knox, Jr. Ruth Austin Knox ‘75 Eleanor Adams Lane ‘58 The Linda Harriet Lane Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia, Inc. Dorothy V. & N. Logan Lewis Foundation, Inc. Ligon Foundation Margaret Thrower MacCary Brenda Witham McGinn ‘70 McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks & Co., LLP MCT Wholesale Betty Nunn Mori ‘58 Andrew H. Nations Elizabeth C. and William M. Ogie Joyce Paris ‘54 Stephanie E. Parker ‘81 Charlotte Smith Pfeiffer ‘66 Lynda Brinks Pfeiffer ‘63 Elizabeth R. and George F. Pickett Post Properties, Inc. Amy Rauls Sydney and T. Alfred Sams, Jr. Ruth and Marvin R. Schuster Deidra West Smith ‘96 and Taylor W. Smith State Bank & Trust Company Billy and Bobby Stevens Foundation Susan Woodward Walker ‘70 and James Otey Walker III Kay B. and Wayne West Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, Inc. Marsha Witham Whitman ‘72 and Francis C. Whitman, Jr. Nadine Cheek Whitney ‘79 Frances Wood Wilson Foundation, Inc. Bertram and Patricia Witham Foundation Bertram H. Witham Julia Munroe Woodward ‘34
Susan Kirvin Ogburn ‘67
Karen Connor Shockley ‘63
Lori Reese Patton ‘90
Marjorie Perkins Squires ‘51
Virginia Barber Perkins ‘63
Martha Groover Staples ‘49
Lynda Brinks Pfeiffer ‘63
Linda McElroy Steed ‘58
Dorothy Wilkin Repass ‘45 *
Beverly Jo Flynt Strean ‘60
Martha Anne Neville Reynolds ‘57
Casey Thurman ‘65
Trudie Parker Sessions ‘65
Cynthia Wright ‘75
Board of Trustees
Hannah L. Allen ‘80 William H. Anderson II Reverend Cynthia H. Autry Thomas L. Bass Alexis Xides Bighley ‘67 Priscilla Gautier Bornmann ‘68 Jane Johnson Butler ‘65 Mark B. Chandler Betty Turner Corn ‘47 Dr. Robert J. Edenfield Glennda Kingry Elliott ‘65 Gayle Attaway Findlay ‘55 Gena Roberts Franklin ‘71 Judy Woodward Gregory ‘63 Robert F. Hatcher, Jr. Terry A. Henderson Andrew H. Heyward III Mary Ann Pollard Houghland ‘60 Reverend L. Jonathan Holston Gene A. Hoots Ves C. Jones Susan Pyeatt Kimmey ‘71 Bishop James R. King Robert E. Knox, Jr. Ruth Austin Knox ‘75 Margaret Thrower MacCary Dennie L. McCrary Brenda Witham McGinn ‘70 Beverly F. Mitchell ‘68 Betty Nunn Mori ‘58 Andrew H. Nations Julia B. North Elizabeth C. Ogie Lynda Brinks Pfeiffer ‘63 Elizabeth H. Pickett Amy Rauls Bryndis Roberts ‘78 T. Alfred Sams, Jr. Marvin R. Schuster Dan Speight Geovette E. Washington ‘89 Bishop B. Michael Watson Kay B. West Bishop Timothy W. Whitaker Emeritus Trustees Lovick P. Corn The Honorable Cathy Cox Neva Jane Langley Fickling ‘55 Reverend William H. Hurdle Frank C. Jones Bishop L. Bevel Jones III George W. Mathews, Jr. William M. Matthews The Honorable Sam Nunn Dr. William W. Oliver, Jr. Dr. A. Jason Shirah Randolph W. Thrower Julia Munroe Woodward ‘34
Board of Managers Priscilla Gautier Bornmann ‘68 Carol Burt ‘64 Jeri Ellis Crowell ‘78 Flo Williams Douglas ‘67 Glennda Kingry Elliott ‘65 Christine Saunders Forsythe ‘05 Ashley Garrett ‘90 Lauren Hamblin Gibson ‘06 Leigh Lambert Goff ‘78
Parrish Smotherman Jenkins ‘06 Carol Bacon Kelso ‘73 Melanie Filson Lewis ‘93 Wende Sanderson Meyer von Bremen ‘80 Beverly F. Mitchell ‘68 Jody Bethea Riggs ‘88 Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71 Susan Woodward Walker ‘70
Board of Visitors
Julia G. Baldwin Jan C. Beeland Cynthia Costello Busbee ‘92 G. Marshall Butler Thomas E. Driver Daniel M. Forrester Wes Gordon Charles E. Greene Rebecca Grist Elizabeth W. Hardin Saralyn Collins Harvey ‘90 Eugene S. Hatcher, Jr. James C. “Cal” Hays, Jr. Katherine Johnston Hutto George C. Jackson Stephen L. Jukes Richard P. Maier F. Dale Mathews Dina Diane Pon ‘93 Albert P. Reichert, Jr. Tom Rockenbach Trudie Parker Sessions ‘65 Tim Sheridan Mike Simmons Justin Souma Helen Stembridge Andrew W. Watson, Jr. John L. Wood H. Andrew Young Mary Zarcone
Susan Welsh Vice President for Institutional Advancement Susan B. Allen Senior Development Officer Millie Parrish Hudson ‘75 Campaign Coordinator Andrea Williford Director of Annual Giving Kimberly S. Casebeer Director of Foundation Relations and Donor Stewardship Deborah Jones Smith ’76 Director of Special Projects Julie A. Jones Director of Advancement Services Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71 Director of Alumnae Affairs Lauren Hamblin Gibson ‘06 Associate Director of Alumnae Affairs Kyndall McKemie Executive Assistant for Advancement Monty Martin Advancement Services Specialist
The recognition extended to those listed in this publication is one small way to thank the many contributors to Wesleyan College between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011. An asterisk indicates a donor deceased prior to publication. Although every attempt was made to ensure accuracy, it is possible that errors may have occurred. We apologize for any inconvenience such errors may cause. We encourage you to call any corrections to our attention by notifying Susan Welsh, vice president of institutional advancment, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 478757-5187. Please note that publication of the names of contributors is strictly for the purpose of grateful acknowledgement by Wesleyan College; no other use of these lists is authorized.
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Ocmulgee Symphony Orchestra Sunday, March 4, 2012, 3PM Porter Auditorium Tickets online at www.ocmulgeesymphonyorchestra.com. 478.934.9575. Lamar Lecture Series: Janisse Ray Thursday, March 15, 2012 Free and open to the public. 478-757-5137.
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Wesleyan Art Students Exhibition February 9 – March 2, 2012 Frances P. and Dennie L. McCrary Gallery Murphey Art Building. Free and open to the public. 478-757-5189.
Pianist Pasquale Iannone Concert: Monday, April 9, 2012, 7:30PM Master Class: Tuesday, April 10, 10AM Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building Free and open to the public. 478-757-5259.
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Senior Studio Art Major’s Exhibition April 11 - May 5, 2012 Frances P. and Dennie L. McCrary Gallery, Free and open to the public. 478-757-5189.
Pianist Bertrand Giraud Monday, February 27, 2012, 7:30PM Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building For ticket information, call 478-743-6940.
Sara Dickson ’12, Senior Voice Recital Saturday, April 14, 2012, 3PM Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building Free and open to the public. 478-757-5259.
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