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Administration Ruth A. Knox ’75 President of the College Vivia L. Fowler Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs Patricia M. Gibbs Vice President for Student Affairs C. Stephen Farr Vice President for Enrollment Services Richard P. Maier Vice President for Business and Fiscal Affairs/Treasurer Douglas B. MacMillan Vice President for Institutional Advancement Wesleyan Magazine Staff Mary Ann Howard, Editor Director of Communications firstname.lastname@example.org Brandi Vorhees, Art Director Cathy Coxey Snow ’71 Alumnae Director (Classes 1929 - 1979) email@example.com Lauren F. Hamblin ’06 Alumnae Director (Classes 1980 - 2013) firstname.lastname@example.org Millie P. Hudson ’75 Director of Development Susan Hagemeyer Director of Applicant Records Abbie Smoak Lacienski ’01 Class Notes Editor Contributing Writers Susan Allen, Senior Development Officer Kim Casebeer, Director of Foundation Relations and Donor Stewardship Debbie Jones Smith ’76, Director of Special Projects and Grants Administrator Andrea Williford, Director of Annual Giving Sara Wilson, Sports Information Director Rick Maier, Doug MacMillan Printing Panaprint Special Thanks Neal Carpenter at inWard Studio, Roger Idenden, Steve Schroeder Photography, Walter Elliott Photography (walterelliott.com(c)2013), Joe League, Karen League, Cheryl League Dennis ’68, Suzy Newton, Dennis McCleary, Beverly Mickle, Donn Rodenroth plus alumnae and friends for providing photos. Wesleyan Magazine is published twice a year by the Wesleyan College Office of Communications 4760 Forsyth Road Macon, GA 31210-4462 phone (478) 757-5134 fax (478) 757-5104 Contents may be reprinted with permission of the editor.
from the president Greetings and welcome to our Winter 2013 Wesleyan Magazine! Without quite the fanfare surrounding the 175th anniversary of Wesleyan’s founding in 1836, we are delighted to commemorate in this issue yet another significant milestone – the 85th anniversary of the move to Wesleyan’s current home, still sometimes referred to as the Rivoli campus to distinguish it from the original downtown location. The heart of the suburban campus that welcomed young women in 1928 remains intact, with additions through the years creating an even more beautiful and effective environment for living and learning today. We hope you will enjoy discovering more about the history of the buildings and grounds of Wesleyan College – and a few of the stories behind them. These buildings, trees, and green spaces are like old friends for many of us, and reading their stories probably will evoke plenty of warm memories. Our goal in assembling a talented team of guest contributors is to give you a fresh perspective through their eyes, perhaps even acquaint you with parts of Wesleyan’s history that you never knew before. Who remembers Operation Totem, for example, or the ghost story about Rosemary? Have you ever walked through any tunnels? Do you have fond memories of the Pharm? You’ll even get a sneak peak at our most recent addition, Porter House, the country home of our great benefactor James Hyde Porter, now under renovation in its permanent location near the Tucker Road entrance.
We send a big “thank you” to those guest contributors: Joan Shapiro Foster ’56, Arline Atkins Finch ’56, Jane Powers Weldon ’59, Cynthia McMullen ’76, Claire Helm ’13, Anne Scarborough Hughes ’78, Tena Roberts ’60, Ashley Garrett ’90, and Abbie Smoak Lacienski ’01. Your tales and testimonies have helped us make this issue a special one. Its contents include other stories, too, about the new Wesleyan Wolves, a bright “Fresh Face,” and much more! Soon we will add a major new building to the Wesleyan College campus – envisioned 85 years ago and finally ready for construction. That new chapter in Wesleyan’s history will begin officially on February 13, 2014, when we celebrate a “ground blessing” for the new Pierce Chapel. Designed to blend harmoniously with the campus’s Georgian architecture, Pierce Chapel will be a vital center of worship as well as a home for our chaplain and faith-based organizations. Like the first Pierce Chapel on College Street downtown, it will honor the family whose members have led and influenced this institution from its beginning to the present. For this family and for all the benefactors who have shaped this beautiful campus, we can never say “thank you” enough. We thank all of you who love and support Wesleyan College, and we are honored to recognize your contributions in the Annual Report section of this issue. Have a joyous holiday season!
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The Rivoli Campus Celebrating 85 years
An Engineering Marvel
The original 1928 Central Plant
Always an Architect Ellamae Ellis League, Class of 1920
The Wesleyan Market Supporting local farmers and artisans
Operation Totem How to move a library in eight hours
Wesleyan Wolves The new athletics mascot
Faculty among the best Wesleyanâ€™s faculty gets high marks
8 Bradley House 10 Porter Auditorium 14 Facilities 28 Fresh Face 32 James Hyde Porter House 36 A Day in the Life 40 Alumnae Club News 46 Why I Give 47 Annual Investorsâ€™ Report Photo by Neal Carpenter Upstairs at Porter Auditorium
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Celebrating 85 years on the
The Wesleyan College campus is among the most extensive and intact early twentieth century-planned campuses in Georgia, with little if any incompatible new development or intrusive parking lots that characterize many other campuses. A unified design from the beginning, later additions have followed the original plan. The large, open, central quadrangle is a design that dates back to mid-sixteenth century Cambridge, England, reflecting the layout of monasteries of the time whose design became associated with education.
The original campus plan was designed by well-known Cleveland, Ohio, architects Walker & Weeks and the first Georgian Revival-style buildings were completed in 1928. Original buildings included the currently named: Tate Hall, Taylor Hall, Olive Swann Porter Student Center, Porter Gymnasium, Persons Hall, Wortham Hall, Banks Hall, old physical plant / smokestack (story, page 12), and the Loggia. The Candler Library Building, now Candler Alumnae Center, was also completed in 1928, but designed by Atlanta architect Philip T. Shutze. Several buildings constructed later are the works of Macon architect W. Elliott Dunwody, whose wife, Mary Bennet, was a Wesleyanne, Class of 1925. The Dunwody buildings include Porter Fine Arts Building, Huckabee Hall, Jones and Hightower residence halls, Murphey Art Building, and the co-design of the Willet Library. These buildings continue the Georgian Revival style with impressive columns, porticos, and arches. Approximately half the land included in the Wesleyan campus is a forest preserve/ arboretum and remains undeveloped. This area, located at the back of the campus, is a native hardwood forest and home to
a wide variety of native plants and wildlife and many species of birds. The “core campus” is set in the southeast corner of the property.
The original landscaping plan was designed in 1928 by the Atlanta firm of J. Leon Hoffman and Company. Hoffman was a pupil of the great American landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed New York’s Central Park and the landscape of Biltmore House in Asheville, North Carolina. Early in his career, Hoffman supervised Olmsted’s work on Biltmore and the Druid Hills suburb in Atlanta. His later work included designs at Callaway Gardens and the Atlanta subdivisions of Avondale Estates, Morningside, and Garden Hills. In Macon, his designs can be found in Shirley Hills, Ingleside, Forsyth Circle, and Callaway Terrace. Also significant is the grove of cherry trees at the back entrance of the Candler building, designed by noted Macon architect Ellamae Ellis League ’20, who attended Wesleyan and was the first female Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (story, page 16). Due to the efforts of the Wesleyan College Alumnae Association, the entire Wesleyan campus is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as the Wesleyan College Historic District. The designation was approved for Wesleyan in 2004 because the campus meets four areas of significance – architecture, landscape architecture, community planning and development, and education. The Wesleyan College Historic District includes the entire 200acre campus and consists of approximately thirty buildings, the majority of which are Georgian Revival-style and historically significant. Wesleyan Magazine Winter 2013
The Buildings 1 Tate Hall, made possible by a gift from the late Colonel Sam Tate of Tate, Georgia, contains classrooms for communication, women’s studies, English, history, modern languages, religion, philosophy, mathematics, and offices of the president, provost, registrar, and others.
2 Taylor Hall, named in honor of the late Robert Jenks Taylor of Macon, underwent a multimillion-dollar-renovation in 20092010 and reopened in January of 2011 as home to Wesleyan’s business, education, and psychology programs and the Peyton Anderson Amphitheatre. Taylor Hall is Wesleyan’s first LEED-certified green building and, according to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) project directory, the first LEED-certified project in Macon, Georgia. 3 Olive Swann Porter Student Life Center (OSP), built in 1928 and renovated in 2000, is a memorial to the wife of benefactor and trustee James Hyde Porter (story, page 32), and houses the Learning Commons (Writing and Academic Centers); Burden Parlor, named in honor of the late Minnie Bass Burden, Class of 1874, and her husband, Richard Ferdillius Burden; the Campus Store; the College post office; Belk Student Leadership Suites; Reginald Roberts Trice and Frankie Raines Trice Conference Room; Anderson Dining Hall, named in honor of the late William Dickson Anderson, former chair of the board of trustees, and his wife, Linda McKinney Anderson, Class of 1893; Manget Dining Room, named in honor of Jennie Loyall Manget, Class of 1912, and director of the Alumnae Association 1924 1947, and later a trustee; The Hurdle Café,
dedicated in 2000 to the College chaplain, William Hurdle; and administrative offices.
4 Porter Gymnasium, named by Wesleyan trustees in honor of the late James Hyde Porter, includes a heated swimming pool, weight room, a gymnasium floor marked for all indoor activities, and seating space for 600 spectators. Classrooms, dressing rooms, dance studio, and shower facilities are included. 5 Persons Hall is named in memory of Mary Barry Persons, Class of 1869, in appreciation of a substantial gift to Wesleyan’s endowment fund by her two sons, Robert T. and G. Ogden Persons. Persons Hall accommodates students in two-room suites with connecting baths. The building was fully renovated in 1998.
6 Wortham Hall is named in memory of Nettie Dunlap Wortham, Class of 1875, a trustee at the time of her death in 1939, who left half of her large estate to Wesleyan’s endowment fund as a memorial to her husband, Henry M. Wortham. Wortham Hall was fully renovated in 1999 and accommodates students in two-room suites with connecting baths. 7 Banks Hall is named in honor of the late William Nathaniel Banks and Mary Evelyn Wright Banks, Class of 1914, who were trustees and longtime benefactors. Banks Hall accommodates students in a traditional corridor-style residence hall with common bathrooms on each floor. 8 Candler Alumnae Center was a gift to the College by the late Judge John Slaughter Candler of Atlanta in
memory of his parents, Samuel and Martha Beall Candler. It was designed by renowned architect Philip Shutze and is an outstanding example of Georgian architecture. Originally used as the College library (story, page 26), the building was renovated in 1971, became the Candler Alumnae Center, and currently houses the offices of alumnae affairs and institutional advancement, Oval Hall, and the Benson Room.
9 Dice R. Anderson Cabin and the Arboretum. The Wesleyan College Arboretum was established in 1996 as an ecological study area, wildlife refuge, and recreation resource. The arboretum comprises 100 acres of mixed pine and hardwood forest and lies within the boundaries of Wesleyan’s suburban Rivoli campus. The Dice R. Anderson Cabin, designed and built in 1938 by Jesse Redmon who was director of the physical plant at the time, and named in honor of the late Dr. Dice R. Anderson, president of the College 1931-1941, was restored in 1990, renovated in 2011, and serves as a working classroom, research center, and laboratory. The Ellen Ann Edenfield Pavilion, built in 2011 and named in memory of trustee Dr. Robert J. Edenfield’s sister in May, 2012, and the five-acre Foster Lake serve as rustic focal points for classes, meetings, and special events. 10 Porter Family Memorial Fine Arts Building was completed in 1956 and serves as a cultural center for the campus and community and as a facility for the Center for Creative and Performing Arts (story, page 10). In addition to classrooms, offices, and studios, it includes Porter Family Memorial Auditorium and the
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Cowles Myles Collier Art Galleries— established by the late Mrs. Georgie Collier Comer in memory of her father, who was a renowned artist. The Grassmann-Porter Studio Theatre opened in 1994 through the generous support of the Grassmann Trust and the Porter Family Foundation. A second Grassmann grant enhanced its technical capabilities.
The building is named in honor of Valeria McCullough Murphey ’48, a trustee of the College from 1980 -1990 and the first female chair of the board of trustees from 1986 -1989. Within Murphey Art Building is the Frances P. and Dennie L. McCrary Gallery, named in honor of the artist and longtime Wesleyan trustee and his wife, Class of 1962.
11 Huckabee Hall was built to serve as the College infirmary and health center and today houses the Division of Student Affairs. Named in memory of the parents of Leo Huckabee, a former trustee, the building opened in 1957 and was furnished by Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Willet in memory of Mr. Willet’s mother, Lucy Lester Willet, Class of 1881.
17 Mathews Athletic Complex. Donated to the College by trustee George Mathews in memory of his sister, Mary Ann Mathews Pease ’44, the facility opened in 1999 and includes soccer and softball fields and tennis courts. The complex is highlighted by the Mathews Athletic Center, which offers stateof-the-art fitness equipment, a variety of exercise classes, and personal training.
15 Lucy Lester Willet Memorial Library. This three-story Georgian brick building was constructed in 1968 and dedicated to the memory of Lucy Lester Willet, Class of 1881. Located on the Library’s third floor are The China Room, opened in 2005-2006, and the Georgia Room, which was built as the special collections/reading room when Willet Library was new. The Wesleyan Room will be opening soon as a special collections/reading room for Wesleyan publications. In April 2013, the Confucius Institute at Wesleyan College opened on the library’s ground floor and houses the new China Museum.
18 Ernest and Pauline Pierce Corn Hall was given by Lovick P. Corn to honor the memory of his parents, Dr. Ernest Corn and Pauline Pierce Corn ‘18. Mr. Corn honored his wife, Betty Turner Corn ’47 with a gift for Elizabeth Turner Corn Hall, on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. The three-story residence halls, located at the corner of Tucker and Forsyth roads, were opened in 1999 and contain private, furnished rooms (each with a private bath) arranged in four-person suites and sharing a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, and fully furnished living/dining room.
12 Jones Hall, named in honor of longtime College attorney and former trustee C. Baxter Jones and Carolyn Cater Jones, was completed in 1959. With the Lane Center for Community Engagement and Service, a conference room, and overnight suite accommodations located on the first floor, Jones offers housing for students and outside groups on the second and third floors. 13 Hightower Hall, named in honor of the late Julian and Grace Laramore Hightower, was completed in 1963. Mrs. Hightower was a 1920 graduate of Wesleyan and later a trustee of the College. Hightower Hall accommodates students in two-room suites with connecting baths. 14 Valeria McCullough Murphey Art Building, built in 1964, contains 10,000 square feet of floor space designed exclusively for the teaching of visual arts.
16 Nancy Ellis Knox Equestrian Center, completed in 1999, is located north of Foster Lake and includes turnout paddocks, a riding ring, and a 24-stall barn. Through the Center and our stable of horses, the College offers instruction and recreational riding for students and the Macon community as well as boarding services. Since 2004, the Center has honored the life of Nancy Ellis Knox and the contributions of the Knox Foundation and her family, including Mary Lyles Aiken Knox ’34, Peter S. Knox, Jr., Peter S. Knox, III, and Boone A. Knox. Renovations to the Center are currently underway through a gift from Mary Ann P. (Polly) Houghland ’60.
19 Munroe Science Center. Opened in 2007, the 42,000 square foot building was made possible by Julia Munroe Woodward ’34, Margaret Munroe Thrower ’35, and Mary Gray Munroe Cobey ’34 and their families. The first new academic building on campus since 1968, Munroe houses the biological sciences, chemistry, and experimental psychology. In addition to numerous teaching laboratories and classrooms, the science center includes modern research labs for faculty-student research, animal facilities, an astronomy platform, the Green Knight Greenhouse, the Center for Women in Science and Technology, and the simulation lab for the new Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program.
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The Class of 1956 Green Knight Greenhouse Photo by Neal Carpenter
by Joan Shapiro Foster ’56 and Arline Atkins Finch ’56
The Green Knight Greenhouse germinated at our fortieth class reunion as the result of a Wesleyan tradition and a class proud of its “can do” spirit. We became aware that fifty-year reunion classes traditionally tried to give a substantial financial gift or fund a meaningful project. Knowing that we had ten years to work on this, we started a fiftieth-year savings account with the help of the College. Classmates quickly provided the $5,000 minimum for Wesleyan to include
it with their investment funds. We added to it as we could and, fortunately, the stock market enjoyed good years. By the time our fiftieth reunion rolled around, the Munroe Science Center was under construction and naming opportunities were offered for certain needed but unfunded facilities. The Biology Department wished for a greenhouse to be situated on the roof of the building but it was not funded in the plans. When our class heard that, we jumped on it. How cool would it be to have a Class of ’56 Green Knight Greenhouse?! Phone calls were made
to classmates not present when we voted on this project, and we wrote several letters beating THE DRUM and encouraging participation. Thanks to generous support from our class, we raised more than the necessary $100,000 before the required deadline. We were also grateful to the College for its cooperation in achieving our goal. It was fun to work together again to give back to the place that had enriched our lives with enduring friendships and values. It was truly a hallelujah moment among a long list of precious memories.
Weather vane Believed to be one of a kind, the two-ton iron weather vane that sits atop Porter Gym was designed specifically for Wesleyan and hoisted into place when the gym was built in 1928. At that time, basketball was the College’s most popular sport. With the move from downtown to the Rivoli campus, gym suits replaced the cumbersome dresses previously required on the basketball court. The weather vane celebrates athletes and their new, modern uniforms. In the spring of 1998, the weather vane was taken down, refurbished, and put back in place.
Peter S. Knox, Jr., of Thomson, Georgia, made a name for himself when he found a way to meet the need for post-World War II housing with his unique Knox Homes. The one-story white frame houses located on the southeast side of Wesleyan’s campus facing Tucker Road are three of these massproduced “Knox Homes” and were a gift to Wesleyan from the Knox family in 1952. Like other Knox Homes, these three arrived in Macon, each on a trailer truck and ready for assembly. In a 1949 Saturday Evening Post article about Pete Knox and his three brothers, Ralph McGill described the process. The homes arrive “from the prefab plant at Thomson, which turns out houses on assembly lines, on a special trailer truck. The whole house is stacked on it in a neat, efficient plan. It’s
Golfing Around by Debbie Jones Smith ’76
all there—the windows and doors already hung, the kitchen cabinets ready, the bathroom medicine cabinet in place, glass in the windows, screens in place, and every small item there. When it reaches the site the house goes right up on the waiting foundation. All that is lacking in the package is the plumbing, the wiring and heating units.” The houses, each approximately 1,000 square feet, have been used over the years primarily as housing for faculty and staff. Currently, one is a residence, one is used as a day care center, and one is a faculty art studio.
Mac’s Bridge Spanning one side of Foster Lake, Mac’s Bridge was a gift to Wesleyan College in 2005 from family members of Virginia McClellan McCowen ’44 as a surprise honoring their wife, mother, and grandmother. Virginia’s daughters, Doris and Murray, felt that a bridge was a perfect symbol for their mother’s innate gift of bringing people together, connecting those she loved, and for providing understanding to all sides of an issue. During the ceremony, the bridge was dedicated as a “bridge of healing for those in conflict; a bridge of understanding between those of different perspectives; a bridge of respect between people from all walks of life; a bridge of appreciation of the differences of all God’s children; and a bridge of love and sisterhood among classes.” Mac’s Bridge provides a pleasant walkway around Foster Lake, a short cut to the Mathews Fitness Center and Nancy Ellis Knox Equestrian Center, and has been an idyllic backdrop for countless ceremonies and photographic opportunities. Virginia’s husband, Bill, died of lung cancer only a couple of weeks after the dedication, but was able to attend the ceremony honoring his wife. Virginia McClellan McCowen, known as “Mac” during her days as a Wesleyan student, died May 10, 2013.
The 1929 Wesleyan College catalogue states “on campus will be found the athletic field, and ample provision is made for tennis, soccer, golf, and other games.” Because a physical education class was required of all students each semester, the new Rivoli campus, built in 1928, boasted not only athletic fields but also a nine-hole golf course. Golf was a popular sport among students who could provide their own equipment. By 1935, golf instruction was offered as a separate course, with one class for beginners and another for advanced players. At one time, Wesleyan’s golf course actually attracted many new students to campus, including Eleanor Adams Lane ’58. “I visited Wesleyan for what I think was called High School Weekend. It was my intention to inspect the golf course, but a tornado struck that weekend and I didn’t have a chance to look at it carefully. I saw flags waving on several holes and that was enough for me.” As Wesleyan students, Eleanor and classmate Jane Howard Reinmuth ’58 occasionally arranged their own National Wesleyan Open, and during her freshman year, Eleanor competed against Joyce Reddick Schafer ’55 for the highly competitive Golf Championship. Expansion and construction across campus reduced the golf course to six holes by the mid-1960s. Although a class in golf instruction still is offered most spring semesters, there are no longer holes on the course or flags to distinguish the greens. A rare green space in north Macon, the golf course has become a wonderful community-gathering place. Neighborhood friends train their dogs, play Frisbee or catch, enjoy picnics, and use the golf course for exercise. Our students use the space for concerts, foam parties, outdoor movies, and a myriad of other fun activities. Wesleyan Magazine Winter 2013
Bradley House Photo by Neal Carpenter
by Millie P. Hudson ’75
For almost sixty years, Bradley House has been home to the President of Wesleyan College as well as the scene of celebrations, reunions, and rituals like the annual Senior Toast. Because of that long connection, some may be unaware that the College’s leaders and their families have not always lived apart from the students. Indeed, from 1928, when the Rivoli campus opened, until 1954, Wesleyan’s president and his family (and it was always “his” family) occupied a special suite of rooms in the Olive Swann Porter Building. That arrangement changed in 1954 when the W. C. and Sarah H. Bradley Foundation of Columbus, Georgia, purchased 66 acres adjoining the northwest side of the campus that included a two-story Georgian-inspired brick house and then donated the tract to Wesleyan for use as the president’s home. With the closing of the downtown campus and with increasing enrollment,
the College found itself in need of additional student housing. The president’s apartment in the Olive Swann Porter Building could provide living quarters for up to 14 additional students, so the timing of this generous gift was especially fortuitous. Wesleyan named the president’s home Bradley Hall and its grounds Turner Acres in honor of D. Abbot Turner, a Wesleyan Trustee who served as chair of the Bradley Foundation at the time. Bradley Hall later became known as Bradley House. The house was built in 1919 by George Kinnett for his wife, Annie Robertson Kinnett, and their family. The Kinnetts operated a small dairy farm, and the property included several outbuildings such as the cow barn that still stands. A wooden garage with an apartment above also was located on the tract. The Kinnetts sold the house and property to the George Fay family, from
whom the Bradley Foundation made its purchase and subsequent donation to the College. With Bradley House now part of the Rivoli campus, the College community rallied to make the home an inviting place for the president to live and entertain. Friends and alumnae established a $25,000 maintenance fund, $5,000 of which was raised by alumnae. Alumna and interior decorator Margaret Ferrill Robinson ’18 worked with Alleen Poer Hinton ’12, chair of the board of trustees’ committee on buildings, to remodel and furnish the house. Then, as now, the living room featured paintings from the Helena Eastman Ogden Campbell collection. The College also received gifts of furnishings and accessories for the president’s new domicile. Lottie Felder Bowen ’18, mother of former trustee Robert A. Bowen, Jr., donated furnishings for the sun parlor. Alice Domingos ’40 gave the bedroom suite that had belonged to her grandmother, Minnie Bass Burden, Class of 1874, whose father, Dr. William C. Bass, had served as president of Wesleyan. Those furnishings are now in one of the guest bedrooms upstairs. The inlaid sideboard in the formal dining room was a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Leo Huckabee. Mr. Huckabee was chairman of the board of trustees at the time. Bradley House has experienced at least two major renovations, but the original architecture, balanced by a sunroom on the east end and a porte cochere on the west, has remained intact over the years. An extensive structural renovation, including remodeling the kitchen and converting the back porch into a breakfast room, was completed in 1980. In 1989, the kitchen was again remodeled, and a deck and small sunroom were added to the back of the home. In the summer of 1997, Bradley House underwent a dramatic refurbishment when Dr. Nora Kizer Bell became president. A number of the rooms have had various uses over the years. The Red Room downstairs for years was a bedroom containing the Minnie Bass Burden furniture; now it is a den. The small bedroom off the hall and near the downstairs bath has been used as an
office and as a den or sitting room. The family dining room has sometimes served as a den; it is once again a dining room. The formal dining room, the living room, and the sun porch have maintained their original uses. When the Bradley Foundation purchased the property in 1954, the home had had only two owners, the Kinnetts and the Fays. Since then, six Wesleyan presidents and their families have occupied Bradley House: Joseph Martin, Earl Strickland, Fred Hicks, Bob Ackerman, Nora Kizer Bell, and Ruth Knox. After making Bradley House her home, President Knox has especially enjoyed hosting events for the Wesleyan community. Each academic year begins with a reception for parents of first year students. Holiday parties are a highlight for faculty and staff, and outdoor gatherings under the big tent on the grounds of Bradley House have become a tradition at year’s end. One of the rites of passage for students since 1994 has been the Senior Toast, the students’ first alumnae event after being inducted into the alumnae association during Alumnae Weekend. Since 2009, Senior Toast has taken place at Bradley House, and seniors look forward to donning their festive attire and making the walk together from campus to Bradley House to celebrate their upcoming graduation with the president. President Knox has said, “Wesleyan has been blessed in countless ways by members of the Bradley and Turner families, and we always will be tremendously grateful to D. Abbott Turner and the Bradley Foundation for their extraordinary gift of Bradley House in 1954. Just as Mr. Turner envisioned, Bradley House has provided a beautiful and gracious setting for the College community to gather over the years. The adjoining 60plus acres also have allowed our campus to grow and to include not only the spacious equestrian center but also a significant portion of the Arboretum. These distinctive features of the Wesleyan experience are a direct result of Mr. Turner’s foresight and the generosity of the Bradley Foundation.”
Old Corn House Sophie Marston Brannan (1877-1960) Oil on canvas, 34 x 40” Campbell Collection One of President Knox’s favorites, this rarely seen painting hangs above the mantle in a bedroom in Bradley House. Wesleyan’s Campbell Collection includes five Sophie Marston Brannan paintings including Boat Harbor, which hangs in the small den located off the kitchen at Bradley House. Three Brannan paintings, Mountain Cove, Boat Harbor (large), and Untitled: Summer Flowers in Vase are on tour with Masterworks, Wesleyan’s traveling exhibition of American paintings. Born in California, Brannan began her art training at the age of seven at the California School of Design and continued her training in Paris. She moved to New York City in 1910 and returned to San Francisco in 1940. Several New York art galleries featured Brannan’s one-person shows. She also exhibited widely in prestigious group shows including the Women’s Art Club NY, National Academy of Design, American Watercolor Society, Corcoran Gallery of Art, and Art Institute of Chicago. The inspiration for Brannan’s oils, watercolors, and pastels came from her travels in California, France, and New York. Today her works can be found in the collections of many of the museums where she exhibited.
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Magical & Memorable P orter
by Jane Powers Weldon ’59
The April morning is balmy, not yet the humid, sweltering summer days to come. The campus, lush and green in the sun, is manicured for the annual influx of alumnae, new and old, who return to the Oldest and Best each spring.
Lee Holmes and I lead the line of classmates, numbers diminished but enthusiasm intact, as we march past the Mount Vernon Porch, enter Porter Family Memorial Auditorium, and take our places near the front of the raked seats. We are here to celebrate the 50th anniversary of our graduation, in 1959. Golden Hearts! Golden Belles! As other reunion classes enter, my mind wanders not to our graduation, but to our first glimpse of Porter Auditorium. During our freshman year, January 31, 1956, saw the opening of the beautiful new performing arts center on Wesleyan’s Rivoli Campus. The first group to perform, the Ballet Theatre Company, on its way to the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, danced the second act of Swan Lake, followed by Billy the Kid and Graduation Ball. To this girl from Calhoun, Georgia, who had known ballet only as a line of pudgy little girls on the splintery stage of the Gem Theatre, the sight was magical and memorable. The Wesleyan Glee Club performed Schubert’s Song of Miriam for the formal dedication of the hall a few weeks later. We hoped we looked authentic draped in the brown robes stitched together by our own fingers, none more awkward than mine. Over the next four years Porter Auditorium hosted musical performances by Gary Graffman, Isaac Stern, Eugene
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Istomin, Mantovani, Leonard Warren, Virgil Fox dedicating the organ, the Atlanta Symphony, the Harvard and Wesleyan glee clubs. We heard lectures or readings by Margaret Mead, Flannery O’Connor, Katherine Anne Porter, C. Vann Woodward, Charles Coburn, Rudolph Bing, and Bishop Arthur J. Moore. Many more luminaries dazzled our eyes and filled our ears with beautiful music, wise words. Having heard him, who could forget Basil Rathbone’s rich voice ringing through the hall with A. E. Housman’s “Bredon Hill”: “Come all to church, good people . . . ”?
Come we students did, enriching our lives with chapel, vespers, Religious Emphasis Week, the Fine Arts Festival--more, it sometimes seemed, than we could count. The Don Cossack Chorus performed in 1956, with the Wesleyan Glee Club joining them for “Hospody Pomilui.” Glee Club director Vladimir Zorin, himself a long-ago member of the Don Cossacks, coached us for weeks to pronounce that phrase and harmonize with the exotic Russians. Later the Wesleyan Alumnae magazine advertised 45 rpm recordings of the performance, with the Alma Mater on the flip side. “The unbreakable record will be sent post-paid (as long as the supply lasts) anywhere in the U.S. for one dollar.” The fall of our freshman year, my classmates and I experienced a bit of what other classes had done for years. We took the Purple Turtle* into Macon for a performance in Pierce Chapel on the original Wesleyan campus. Porter Auditorium was quite a step up for listeners as well as performers. Music students especially benefited from the new facility. Lee Holmes remembers that “Our hardy band of music majors
was overjoyed with the move from makeshift rooms in the gym to a real music department space in Porter’s downstairs. Bright lights, wide corridors, faculty studios, recital hall, administration office—all quite exciting. And it never got old.”
The very first STUNT Night in Porter Family Memorial Auditorium was March 10, 1956. We freshmen, with our Time and Tornadoes, took for granted the spacious stage and wings. Little good they did us. Dr. Gin**, in his inimitable way, finally announced that the Purple Knights had blown the rest of us away with Entomological Epic. That really bugged us! Through the years, Porter has been with us, occupying a large part of our memories and our present. Besides the wonderful guest artists, our own talented faculty performed. Our drama students mounted productions to rival professional companies. The Wesleyannes sang. We cheered our classmates who gave senior recitals in the facility we’d helped inaugurate four years earlier. We watched Green Knights, sister Tri-K Pirates, and Purple Knights graduate to join the ranks of alumnae. Finally, our turn came. We lived through Dead Week and our final finals. We wore white dresses and found candlelighters among the ranks of mothers, cousins, real big sisters, Wesleyan big sisters. We were “tired old seniors, weary, worn and blue.” But we lifted our chins, donned mortarboards and gowns, and strode confidently through the doors of Porter Family Memorial Auditorium--into the future. *A purple school bus that took Wesleyannes to and from Macon for church and other occasions. **Dr. George Warren Gignilliat, beloved professor of English for many years.
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Once Amazing Central Plant You see the dormant smoke stack next to
Picture the scene 85 years ago at
the building with high walls of windows.
Wesleyan’s central plant facility. Trucks
You’ve heard something about tunnels.
would deliver coal to a big bin on the
These structures, while no longer in
side of the Boiler Building. Workers
use today, represent the remnants
inside the cavernous brick and glass
of Wesleyan’s central plant system,
walled structure transported the coal to
an engineering marvel when it was
three huge furnaces housed within. White
constructed in 1928.
smoke billowing out of the 170-foot chimney indicated that operations were
Back in the 1800s, most homes and
Photos by Neal Carpenter
buildings were heated by fireplaces. As
cities became more densely populated,
Next door to the Boiler Building was a
fires from open flames destroyed an
room full of pipes and valves controlling
alarming number of lives and property.
the flow and pressure of steam heated
By the early 1900s, much safer furnaces
in the furnaces. The main steam pipe
in basements heated water that was
entered a subterranean opening at
piped to radiators throughout the
the end of the room and ran through
building. In the case of campuses with
a network of tunnels leading to the
multiple buildings (colleges, hospitals), a
basement of every building on campus.
central plant followed the same principle
Once in the building, the steam was
on a larger scale.
piped to radiators in each room. Water
from the radiators returned to the central plant to be re-circulated. Separate lines for transporting hot water for domestic use (showers and sinks) also ran through the tunnels, and a laundry in the central plant building tapped into the plentiful supply of hot water. By the time nineteen-year-old Charlie Bloodworth was hired by Wesleyan in 1961, two of the three furnaces had been converted from coal to natural gas. “My job was to find and repair leaks in the pipes,” says Charlie. “The tunnels were only five feet wide by four feet high, with pipes along the walls, so it was pretty cramped.” Asked if he encountered any creatures in the long, dark tunnels, Charlie says, “We had a raccoon one time, and maybe a snake or two, but it got to be between 100 and 135 degrees in the tunnels, so the animals stayed away.” Back then, the path of the tunnels was easy
to follow because heat from the pipes scorched the grass above. Charlie and his fellow workers could access the tunnels where they opened in the basements of each building, but preferred to enter through manholes placed every 50 to 100 feet along the tunnels. The tunnels were constructed with concrete, several inches to several feet below the ground surface. “It was a struggle to move the cast iron manhole covers, but every once in a while we’d pop out of the ground near a sidewalk and startle a student,” remembers Charlie, who retired in 2009 after 48 years of service. By the early 1980s, the tunnels were abandoned in favor of more efficient heating and cooling systems in each building. Telephone, water, and cable lines that were once conveniently installed in the tunnels were all
rerouted. Radiators once located in dorm rooms, classrooms, and offices were removed, replaced with vents for more modern forced-air systems. The only remaining original radiators are in Porter Gym where a boiler in the basement supplies hot water to heat the building and the pool. The skeleton of the central plant system remains today, but access is unsafe. The boilers contain asbestos, so the building has been locked down. Pigeons and other birds have taken over the smoke stack. A section of tunnel collapsed under the weight of a concrete truck in the late 1990s, and conditions in the tunnels are no longer hostile to critters. The old plant building is still an amazing space, however, and dreams abound for its renovation and next use. Stay tuned!
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Facilities for Rent by Lauren F. Hamblin ’06
Over the past several years, Wesleyan College has made a concerted effort to market our beautiful campus facilities to the Middle Georgia community. Today it is a beloved and well-known site for a variety of special events such as musical performances, ballet recitals, church services, overnight and summer camps, retreats, and, in particular, weddings.
Since 2009, twenty-five weddings have been celebrated on campus in locations such as Oval Hall, Anderson Dining Hall, the Mary Bennet Cox Dunwody Terrace, Corn Gardens, the ADPi Fountain, and the quadrangle. According to Lindsay Timms, Wesleyan’s director of auxiliary services, “Wesleyan is an easy sell. As soon as visitors see our campus, they are immediately impressed with the grounds, the facilities, and our personalized customer service.” In 2009, the College hosted one wedding but now hosts between six and ten weddings a year. Late spring and early summer when the campus is at its most beautiful are the busiest seasons for weddings. Timms said, “Besides the elegant backdrop for a wedding, there are other perks to hosting a wedding at Wesleyan. Due to size constraints, Wesleyan can only host one wedding per weekend, so
families have the entire weekend to set up, prepare, and clean up their celebration, unlike many venues that restrict guests to specific clean-up and set-up times.” Larger weddings are usually accommodated in the Anderson Dining Hall, which can hold as many as 350 guests, while smaller weddings, receptions, and even rehearsal dinners are often accommodated in Oval Hall. Oval Hall, located in the Candler Alumnae Building, is one of the favored campus venues and serves as an elegant ballroom space for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, and ceremonies. Designed by renowned architect Philip Shutze, the Candler Alumnae Building is an outstanding example of Georgian architecture. Originally Wesleyan’s library, the building was renovated in 1971 as the Candler Alumnae Center and currently houses the offices of Alumnae Affairs and Institutional Advancement. Upstairs, the former library reading room was transformed into a ballroom now known as Oval Hall. Completely restored in 1998, Oval Hall boasts ornate moldings, parquet flooring, and enormous windows that fill the space with natural light. Stephanie Hood ’08 and Eric Wittry were married in Oval Hall in December 2013 by Stephanie’s uncle, Reverend Jimmy Hood, a Methodist minister whose wife, Deborah
Photo courtesy of Anna Scott Wedding of Robert and Jessica Layne Malone ’11. 14
Jessica Layne Malone ’11 knew she wanted to marry at Wesleyan the first day she stepped foot on campus for Scholarship Day as a prospective student. Jessica married Robert Malone on June 8, 2013, at the Mary Bennet Cox Dunwody Terrace (gardens behind Jones Hall) with a reception in Oval Hall. Jessica said her wedding was a dream come true made easier because Wesleyan provided her with a “one-stop shop.” Jessica rented chairs from Wesleyan, used Aramark catering, and had limited decorating. Jessica’s Wesleyan connections extend beyond her alumna status; her mother-in-law and sister-in-law are both Wesleyannes (Nedra Martin Malone ’65 and Melissa Malone Constable ’91), and her sister Megan Layne ’16 is a current Wesleyan student.
Shelly Walden Gable ’06 met her husband, Michael, when he was visiting at Jones Hall her sophomore year, but several years passed before the two met again and began dating. After a three-and-a-half year courtship, Michael proposed at the ADPi Fountain during Alumnae Weekend. Six months later, on October 24, 2010, the couple married in the Benson Room and celebrated with a reception in Oval Hall. Today Michael and Shelly bring their daughter, Ellen Kay, to campus to show her the College which means so much to the couple. Not only Wesleyannes marry on campus. Macon resident Kayla Little said a friend from work suggested she look into Wesleyan as a possible venue for her June wedding. “We had our ceremony by the lake and the reception in Oval Hall. I fell in love with both sites. I married the man of my dreams at a beautiful location.The price was within our budget. The food was amazing. It was perfect in every way,” Kayla said With a wedding already booked for May 2014, Lindsay Timms predicts that Wesleyan will continue to be a popular venue for weddings, with the addition of Pierce Chapel resulting in a waiting list for Wesleyan weddings. If you are interested in reserving any of Wesleyan’s facilities, please contact Lindsay Timms, director of auxiliary services, at 478-757-2068, or via email at email@example.com.
Photo courtesy of Zack Robinson
Long Hood ’89, also attended Wesleyan. Stephanie said, “Not having a home church, it was only natural to choose the place that felt most like home and also molded me into the person I am today.” After Stephanie and Eric recited their vows in front of 200 guests, they participated in a one-of-akind outdoor tented reception on the quadrangle complete with a live band, organic popsicle truck, a Southern Bar-B-Q, and wedding cake (created by Jenna Miller Jones ’06). The Wittrys were the first couple to take advantage of Wesleyan’s extraordinary quadrangle for their reception. The wedding was celebrated by many Wesleyannes including maid of honor Danielle Sawtell ’06 and bridesmaids Amy Smith ’06, Rosie Harrington Courville ’06, and Ashley Wheelus McKenna ’05.
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Always an architect “If I was a maverick, I didn’t know it.”
by Cynthia McMullen ’76
Macon native and Wesleyan College alumna Ellamae Ellis League ’20 certainly was not an overt maverick. As one of the country’s first women architects, it wasn’t her plan to stir things up. She simply wanted to get the job done. So she did just that. In her 50-plus-year career as an architect, League designed original buildings and renovation plans for dozens of structures in the Macon area, many of which still stand. Her passion and talent also accrued a plethora of awards in her chosen profession. Her son, 92-year-old Joseph Choate League of Macon, attributes his mother’s success to the fact that she always was a lady. His late sister, he recalls, said, “She first was a lady and then a good businessman.” Their mother would have appreciated the humor in that statement. Born in 1899, Ellamae Ellis grew up on Magnolia Street. Perhaps that accounts for her love of the area, where she lived and worked throughout her life. In later years, explaining why downtown Macon should capitalize on its old charm, she said, “I love downtown. I wouldn’t get caught dead at the mall!” Young Ellamae studied in Macon public schools and went on to attend Wesleyan College in 1916. She was married the next summer. Five years later, Ellamae League began her life in earnest: rearing two young children on her own. Even though she was a woman, a rarity in the field, architecture made sense for League. She had talent, ambition… and a highly impressive architectural ancestry. 16
-Ellamae Ellis League ’20
According to family history, six generations of architects, all men, had preceded League. She credited her architect uncle, Charles Edward Choate of Atlanta, for putting the idea in her head. But she knew it wouldn’t be easy. “I don’t see why women can’t be as good architects as men,” she declared in a newspaper article several years later. “But it’s almost impossible to get a license in this state unless you have a diploma from Georgia Tech. And women are barred as students there.” League did the next best thing, applying in 1922 as an apprentice to the architectural firm of Dunwody and Oliphant. “Soon,” a Macon News reporter wrote somewhat breathlessly, “the mother-turned-architect was doing a man’s share in the office.” League and her children might have disagreed with the phrase, “motherturned-architect.” She was an architect, true, but still very much a mother. League also might have taken issue with the phrase, “man’s share.” As far as she was concerned, she was doing her job. Gender wasn’t part of it. Local media were fascinated by League. In 1933, a reporter asked if she took work home with her. League replied that while the work was strenuous and could be nerveracking, she enjoyed spending evenings with her progeny. Besides, she noted, “My children are in high school, and I have to try and remember the Latin and French I used to know so I can help them. It really is harder for me than the work at the office.” The reporter, apparently coveting a more exciting home life for League, ended the interview: “She doesn’t even play bridge.”
According to son Joe, his mother wasn’t short of suitors. A few even had asked his permission to marry her. “But she wasn’t interested.” She probably didn’t have time. While working full-time and raising Joe and Jean, she also took architecture correspondence courses from the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design in New York. Around 1928, she took some time to study at the Ecole des BeauxArts in Fontainebleu, France. (Her parents took care of the children while League was abroad.) Everything changed in 1933 when William Oliphant died. League took charge of the office, applied to be a registered architect and, in 1934, opened her own firm. One observer noted that for the previous decade League had helped prepare plans for every school built in the community. The Macon newspaper reported that at the time, “so far as is known here,” League was the only female registered architect in the state of Georgia. It is perhaps telling that her Architectural Association certificate arrived addressed to “Mr. Ellamae Ellis League.” In 1934, just two percent of American architects were women. League was credited with having given many young architects their start, and her firm had no trouble staying busy. In 1938, a news story titled “Macon’s Architects Hold Fat Contracts” cited League’s as one of four firms handling more than $2 million in work ranging from homes to schools and municipal and university buildings. In 1939, hers was one of three firms designated by the Macon Housing Authority to draft plans for low-cost federal aid housing projects.
Photo by Neal Carpenter The Ellamae Ellis League House
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League, Warren, and Riley Architects downtown Macon office building
In 1940, League designed her own house at 1790 Waverland Drive in Shirley Hills, where she lived until her death in 1991. In a 1981 interview, she said, “I had an aversion to using the local red brick used by most Macon homebuilders. … I decided to use California redwood siding and red roof shingles for a more mellow color, and also for permanence provided by no other wood.” The unusual building material evoked a cabinesque feel. Now known as the Ellamae Ellis League house, it is owned by Dennis McCleary, music director for Vineville United Methodist Church. In 2005, it was recognized by the National Register of Historic Places. League’s design portfolio was nothing if not varied: schools (Winship School, Ballard-Hudson Area Vocational Technical School), public housing (Pendleton Homes, Oglethorpe Homes and Tindall Heights), hospitals, commercial buildings (Scottish Rite Temple), parking garages, a service station, even a residential bomb shelter. Later in life, she would note a particular interest in church architecture. A member of Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, she designed its new sanctuary after a 1965 fire. She also assisted with plans for Vineville and Cherokee Heights Methodist churches. Although she felt commercial architecture was more viable, League admitted “residences are a lot of fun, especially when you have a good client who cooperates and takes your advice.” Early in her career, she made the comment that women should be better 18
Ellamae, left, and Jean
residence designers; they know more about “convenient and harmonious arrangement.” Looking back, she said, every building she had worked on was a favorite. Following in her mother’s footsteps, Jean League decided to pursue architecture. After earning degrees at Radcliffe and Harvard, she joined her mother’s firm. Perhaps surprisingly, she said her mother did not approve of her choice of profession. “But when I completed my studies at Harvard in 1945, she welcomed me with open arms because all of the man architects with whom she was associated were in the armed forces!” Jean League Newton practiced architecture until she retired in 1990. In a 1945 interview, the mother-daughter team discussed their different approaches. Ellamae aligned herself with the Ecole des Beaux-Arts style, which was modeled on classical antiquities. Jean was a product of the modern school, leaning toward simpler forms. Both agreed that individuality is important and that American architecture should not be limited by time or tradition. “Smart architects do not try to set a trend that is recognizable,” said League. “Each building should have a personality of its own.” As for the modern school to which her daughter subscribed, League said, “I’m being converted.” Described variously as “slender,” “blueeyed,” “petite” and with “intense features,” League also had a sense
of humor. Asked what it was like to be her daughter’s boss, she replied, “It’s wonderful. I can send her grocery shopping during office hours.” In the late 1940s, League developed an association with fellow Macon architects Delmar Warren and Oliver M. Riley. They designed a downtown building to house their offices. In 1950, League and Newton prepared plans for another California redwood house in Shirley Hills, this time at 1849 Waverland Drive. A ranch house meant to look quiet, comfortable and simple, the design was cutting-edge. Joe League, who lived there until recently, enjoyed the fact that it never needed paint. “It just weathers,” he said. His house joined his mother’s on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009, the first mid-20th century ranch house in the state to be so designated. In 1953, League’s group was hired to help design Macon’s new 500-bed hospital, a $6 million project divided among four architectural firms. Even years later, she couldn’t escape the “little woman” syndrome. A newspaper story out of Atlanta trumpeted, “A glamorous grandmother architect is playing an important role in plans for construction …” Despite her own success, League knew the odds for women in the field. She described architecture for women as a “back-breaking job.” In fact, when the president of Georgia Tech approached her about plans for an architecture course for coeds, she replied, “I’m all in favor of women having the right to study
Ellamae as a young mother with Jean and Joe
The original Medical Center in downtown Macon
architecture. But I wouldn’t advise any woman to accept it as a career.” A member of the American Institute of Architects since 1944, the “glamorous grandmother” continued to make inroads for women in the profession. In 1957, she established the Macon Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and served as its first president. In 1963, she served as the first president of the Georgia Council of Architects, predecessor of the Georgia Association. In 1968, she was elected a fellow of the AIA, an honor accorded very few women. League also was selected by the North Georgia Chapter of the AIA to receive the Ivan Allen Senior Trophy for her efforts in civic improvement. In presenting the award, Ivan Allen III said, “Mrs. League recognized the historic value of the Grand Opera House building and called in her own engineers, in addition to making her own survey of the condition of the building, in order to convince Macon people that it should be saved.” The same year the Grand Opera House renovations were completed, League received one of Wesleyan College’s three 1969 Alumnae Awards for Distinguished Achievement. A feature in the Macon newspaper included a photo of all the recipients, but the story covered only one of the three award winners: the actress Eugenia Rawls. Rawls was thrilled about the Grand’s restoration, as she had watched her first play and made her acting debut there.
Apparently neither Rawls nor the newspaper writer knew that day that Ellamae Ellis League – Rawls’ fellow Distinguished Alumna recipient – had been responsible, in great part, for saving the Grand. League was as big a cheerleader for Macon as anyone around. As her business grew, so did her involvement with the community. She served as president of the Business and Professional Women’s Club and worked with the Georgia Department of Mental Health Citizens Council and the Bibb County Board of Health. She was on the Macon Little Theatre’s board of directors for 40 years, occasionally lending her skills to set design. Still a fan of the downtown area, League enjoyed designing Dunlap and Dempsey parks on Third Street in 1974. More than $100,000 went toward new trees, shrubs, benches and a brick pavilion. “Other cities would give a million dollars to have our parks, and we already had them and weren’t using them,” she commented. “That’s what helps bring people downtown.” Another of League’s landscaping jobs was a bit closer to home: She designed the plantings in front of Wesleyan’s Candler Alumnae Center and, behind the building, the red brick walk through Fickling Cherry Grove. In 1975, the year she retired, League became the first Macon architect to receive the AIA-Georgia Association’s Bronze Medal for service to the profession. Seven years later, the Georgia Association bestowed upon League its
first-ever Bernard B. Rothschild Award in recognition of most distinguished service to the profession of architecture. “Being an architect is a difficult job,” said League, “but I always enjoyed it. It really gives you a greater appreciation of everything.” Asked by the Macon News if she had found it difficult getting established as a woman in a small Southern town, League seemed to have grown tired of the question. A supporter of equal rights, she replied, “I’m so sick of women’s lib. Women shouldn’t set themselves apart. If you can do the work, you’ll be accepted. If not, you won’t.” In 1982, discussing the Rothschild award, League echoed her earlier words, adding, “I encourage women going into the profession not to concentrate on being separate as a woman but to concentrate on being a good architect.” “I was always an architect. Not a ‘woman architect,’ but an architect.” Despite her protestations, League proved to be a true pioneer for women in architecture – not only in the South but nationwide. Many of her drawings, architectural renderings and other papers may be found in the Genealogy and Historical Room at Macon’s Washington Memorial Library. Or… you can just look around. As one reporter summed it up more than 30 years ago, “Ellamae Ellis League is responsible for much of the beauty around Macon.” Wesleyan Wesleyan Magazine Magazine Winter Winter 2013 2012
The Wesleyan Market Supports Area Farmers and Artisans Between the curator’s lecture and a museum tour during Summer Leadership Institute 2007 in Oregon, SLI founders Alexis X. Bighley ’67 and Lynda Brinks Pfeiffer ’63 stepped into the courtyard of Portland Art Museum to enjoy lunch. They were delighted to find themselves in the middle of a community market with dozens of local vendors selling everything from fresh fruit and breads, to homemade jellies and jams, to glorious works of art. Bighley and Pfeiffer were captivated by the energy and enthusiasm and immediately began discussing the “what ifs” of bringing a similar event to the Wesleyan College campus.
engaged with the College, while supporting and showcasing local farmers, musicians, and artists.” Bighley called Steve Farr, who at the time served as vice president for administration and oversaw auxiliary ventures, and the plans were quickly set into motion. Farr enlisted help from Danielle Lodge (now Wesleyan’s director of financial aid), and the pair “worked the phones and hit the road” in search of vendors. Wesleyan Market debuted on the quad during Alumnae Weekend in 2008 with approximately twenty vendors and hundreds of shoppers. Soon afterward, the location moved to front campus at the highly visible corner of Forsyth and Tucker roads.
“The vision was clear from the beginning,” Bighley said. “A Wesleyan market seemed a natural and fun way to get Macon and surrounding communities onto campus and
Today, five successful years later, from 9 AM – 1 PM on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, about fifty vendors gather at the Market, offering the community local
food items like grass-fed beef, bee pollen, honey, seasonal produce, fresh bread, eggs and handmade goods such as soap, scarves, jewelry, and works of art. The only requirement for vendors is their goods must be made, grown, or raised by farmers and artisans in the middle Georgia region. Wesleyanne Hannah Doan ’12, a human services and psychology double major, became involved with the Market in May 2012, right after graduation, and today serves as its sole manager. She recalls visiting the Market a few times as a student and in 2010 sat with a friend who was a vendor selling handmade jewelry. She was intrigued with the idea of a community market and said, “I was ecstatic to see people on campus who didn’t go to school or work here. That is one of the
Photos by Neal Carpenter
most important aspects of the Market introducing Maconites to Wesleyan and local small businesses, farms, and nonprofit organizations.” As manager of the Market, Doan recruits new vendors, uses social media to connect with the community, and works to develop new ways to improve the Market each month. In June, she coordinated a mini farm-to-table grilling event with regular vendor Rocking Chair Ranch, who contributed beef for sliders, and The Little Farm, who supplied pickles to top them off. The event helped draw a record number of shoppers. In July, Yellow Rock Farm brought live alpacas and a local art teacher assisted children in making arts and crafts while their parents shopped.
The monthly Market was such a success during the summer months that Doan started thinking of the possibility of making it a year-round venture, a shift she implemented last winter. To make up for the lack of fresh produce in colder months, Doan said, “Vendors adjusted to the change, and instead of produce they brought pickled items, and other canned goods such as jams and jellies.” Vendors were so pleased with their success at the market that they requested a second Market event each month, so since August, Wesleyan Market has operated on the second and the fourth Saturday of each month. Doan enjoys fostering a personal connection between Wesleyan and other community members from the area. “Middle Georgia has so much to offer and
the Market is not just a way to shop; it’s a lifestyle meant to bring people closer to their community. It’s just a really cool place to be. There are so many different people there, all shopping and all supporting the same idea,” she said. The Wesleyan Market is part of a larger college initiative to take an active leadership role by adopting innovative programs to encourage students and members of the greater community to live greener lives. In 2007, Wesleyan President Ruth Knox committed to sharply reducing and eventually eliminating all of the College’s global warming emissions, and accelerating the research and educational efforts to equip society to restabilize the earth’s climate. Special thanks to Claire Helm ’13 for contributing to this story.
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Did you know…
The ginkgo tree is a living fossil, recognizably similar to fossils dating back 270 million years. Native to China, the gingko has no close living relatives. Wesleyan’s campus is home to one female and two male gingko trees. According to Anne Scarborough Hughes ’78, “When my classmates, the Purple Knights of 1978, and I arrived at Wesleyan in the early fall of 1974, we were already familiar with the beauty of the two gingko trees outside Tate Hall. Most of us were enticed to consider Wesleyan because of the very effec22
tive use by Admissions of a photograph of a beautiful blonde student grasping the handlebars of her bike as she gazed up at a clear blue sky through a lacy screen of bright yellow gingko leaves. For us, it was an iconic photograph: we believed we would all become that smiling, confident young woman if we became Wesleyannes. From the very beginning, we identified the gingko trees with Wesleyan. To our delight, we also discovered that the leaves could be useful and fun. As the fall progressed and the leaves began to change from
green to gold, we would pick up a few and pen silly notes to our friends on the leaves, wishing them luck on a test or paper, kidding them about a boyfriend or cheering them on for the afternoon soccer game. We would then drop the leaves in the slot at the campus post office and send them through campus mail. The ladies in the post office were most cooperative in delivering these messages on our whimsical ‘notepaper.’ Receiving a gingko note from a sister always brought a smile!”
If Wesleyan’s campus could talk, such wonderful stories it could tell. From traditions old and new to facts, figures, honors, and awards to things well-known and less-known, our beautiful campus is full of treasures. Eight and a half decades after students first entered the classrooms and residence halls on the new Rivoli campus, we took a look around and uncovered some pretty interesting things. For example,
Did you know... The red brick used in the construction of Wesleyan’s buildings – old and new – is unique to the College and referred to as Wesleyan Brick. The bricks are manufactured in Macon by Cherokee Brick & Tile specifically for Wesleyan College. The original bricks were fired in a beehive kiln, a process no longer used in the brick-making industry. Now, Cherokee Brick uses a special process in the modern tunnel kilns to replicate the color of the original Wesleyan Brick, 219,350 of which were used in the construction of Munroe Science Center.
Photos by Neal Carpenter
The national sorority Phi Mu (founded at Wesleyan in 1852 as the Philomathean Society) gave the brick Memorial Gateway near Willet Library in honor of Wesleyan’s
Centennial celebration in 1936. The brick and iron gates by parking lot A (on Forsyth Road near Taylor Hall) were a joint gift from ADPi and Phi Mu in honor of the sororities’ 150th Anniversary. Though Wesleyan has always been a women’s college, 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. Today, the College’s two graduate programs (the Executive Master of Business Administration and the Master of Education in Early Childhood Education) are open to both men and women. Since the first classes began on January 7, 1839, Wesleyan has remained in continuous existence, even through wartime.
Lucy Lester, Class of 1881, for whom the Lucy Lester Willet Library is named, was one of the few young alumnae who helped to tutor, and generally “mother,” Soong May-ling (Madame Chiang Kai-shek) when in 1908 at the young age of ten, she followed her sisters Ai-ling, Class of 1909, and Ching-ling, Class of 1913, to Wesleyan.
The Wesleyan Osteology Collection, housed in Munroe Science Center, is believed to be the second-most diverse vertebrate osteology collection in Georgia. It is certainly one of the most diverse collections at a private college in the United States, and is rare for a college of Wesleyan’s size. Twentytwo of the skeletons were articulated by undergraduate students as part of professor Barry Rhodes’ BIO270 Vertebrate Zoology course. Wesleyan Magazine Winter 2013
The Sisters Fountain
If you graduated from Wesleyan in 1985 or before, you may not be aware of the “new” tradition of The Marker Ceremony, which began in 1986 during the celebration of the College’s sesquicentennial anniversary. On the evening before Commencement, graduating seniors and faculty process in regalia from the Old Wesleyan campus site (at the main post office on College Street) to Mulberry Street United Methodist Church for Baccalaureate Ceremonies. The route followed today is the same that students took when walking to church services from the downtown campus. In those days, students were required to attend Mulberry Street United Methodist Church on the first and last Sundays of each term. They would march two-bytwo with professors interspersed. On the Sundays in between, students were allowed to attend the church of their choice.
The very first Alumnae Association was founded at Wesleyan College in1859. An interest by former students became apparent at Wesleyan by 1858 and the first organizational meeting of the alumnae took place on July 11, 1859. 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. The fountain in the courtyard near the Loggia was a gift in 1951 from ADPi sorority (founded at Wesleyan as the Adelphean Society in 1851). The lion statues at the fountain are also a gift from ADPi, in celebration of Wesleyan’s 175th anniversary. The lions were presented in April 2011, just in time for Alumnae Weekend.
by Cathy Coxey Snow ’71 One of the defining landscape features in the courtyard of the Munroe Science Center is The Sisters Fountain. Dedicated on April 19, 2008, during Alumnae Weekend, the fountain was a gift from the Wesleyan College Alumnae Association. The Alumnae Association established the fountain area as a focal point whose purpose was not only to celebrate the generosity of the three Munroe Sisters - Mary Gray Munroe Cobey ’34, Margaret Munroe Thrower ’35, and Julia Munroe Woodward ’34, but also to celebrate the sisterhood of all Wesleyannes. During the dedication ceremony, Wesleyan Alumnae Association President Jody Bethea Riggs ’88 stated, “Today we celebrate the Sisters whose vision for women in science resulted in the building of the Munroe Science Center. Wesleyan’s first new academic building in more than forty years is a fitting addition for a campus listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building’s environs are designed for meaningful instruction, while the architectural design mirrors Wesleyan’s other historical structures. The Munroe Science Center courtyard and The Sisters Fountain will provide a new gathering place for Wesleyan women to celebrate and reflect on the beauty of the Wesleyan campus.” College Chaplain Rev. William Hurdle described the essence of this special gift at the dedication ceremony when he gave thanks for the fountain saying, “May the waters of this fountain symbolize the flow of true sisterhood across the years from 1836 to 2008 and beyond.” Alumnae are invited to visit The Sisters Fountain whenever they are on campus. 24
Each summer, Wesleyan hosts three one-week residential camps (Spectacles Math and Science, Craig Jones Tennis, Center for the Arts Summer Immersion); several sports camps (usually includes soccer, softball, volleyball, basketball), five weeks of equestrian camp, and LEAP! Camp, a two-week enrichment program for at-risk youth, hosted by the Lane Center. The newest camp, Kid’s College, introduced summer of 2013, consists of six one-week camps designed to teach, inspire, and encourage learning through creativity, imagination, and fun adventures for children in grades one through six. All camps combined brought more than 230 children to Wesleyan’s campus this summer.
The star medallion motif that is repeated in ironwork on buildings across campus is one of the devices Architect Elliott Dunwody used to provide architectural consistency. The ocular windows in the main reading room of the Willet Memorial Library repeat the design. Dunwody and his firm designed Hightower and Jones residence halls, Huckabee Student Services Center, the library, and the back porch at Jones Hall which he donated to the College as a tribute to his wife, Mary Bennet Cox Dunwody ’25.
Signing the smokestack, or chimney, at the old Central Plant building has become a Wesleyan tradition in recent years (earliest legible date on smokestack reads 1995). On the eve of Senior Skip Day, the seniors sign their names on the smokestack with paint of their class color. Seniors leave their mark before they depart campus for their senior trip.
Celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, the Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) began on Wesleyan’s campus in 1964, inviting the best of the best high school students in the state to expand their knowledge and interact with other students who have similar interests. Only the top one percent of high school students are considered for the elite program and less than a quarter of those will be selected to attend. The four-week summer residential program moved to Valdosta State University in 1980. While conducting residence hall inspections this summer, Wesleyan’s Director of Residence Life, Stefanie Swanger, found messages written on the bottom of desk and dresser drawers in Banks Hall. Apparently, it was tradition for GHP students to use the drawer space to leave messages for the next year’s attendees.
Students in the first cohort of Wesleyan’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program work in the 1,500 square foot simulation lab in Munroe which includes a state-of-the-art control room containing audio and video equipment capable of recording all student simulator experiences, a home health room, a pediatric intensive care unit, plus six high fidelity human patient simulators (naming opportunities available), a medication dispensing system, and several other unique equipment features valued at almost $400,000. Warren Associates, Inc. of Macon, Georgia, was awarded the 2013 Build Georgia Award First Place honor for their work on the lab. Photo by Steve Schroeder
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or, how to move a library in eight hours by Tena Roberts ’60 By 1965 the Candler library (now Candler Alumnae Center) was filled to capacity with books. In fact, during the summer when all the books were in, the rooms were so crowded books often had to be stacked on the floor. So, the trustees launched a campaign for funds to finance a new library building, with Lawrence Willet, whose mother was Lucy Lester Willet, Class of 1881, making the enabling contribution to the library that bears her name. Russell Bailey, a library architect from Virginia, was commissioned to design
a building with as many of the latest architectural features as possible. In 1967 ground was broken and construction begun. By March 1968 the building was ready and waiting for occupancy, and a dedication and grand opening ceremony date had been set. Furniture, desks, catalogs, tables, and chairs were in their new places, but the delivery of bookshelves had been delayed again and again. Finally, two weeks before the start of final exams, the shelves arrived, and crews worked day, night, and on the weekends to get them installed.
The library staff decided the most efficient and economical way to move the collection of books from one building to the other was to have the students do it. Professor E.A. Eschman, a retired Army colonel accustomed to moving troops about, organized the moving of 100,000 books from Candler to Willet. He christened the day “Operation Totem” and designed a souvenir bookmark featuring a stack of books to be given to each participant. The plan was simple and involved not only students, but every single person on campus from the president, to faculty,
staff, housekeeping, and grounds crews. Every one had an assigned time and task, even two who were on crutches and answered the campus telephones all day. Classes were canceled, and free drinks, a picnic lunch on the quad, and juke box music playing loud and clear were offered as additional incentives to hard work. Students were allowed to wear shorts on front campus, which was otherwise forbidden in those days. Each of the four classes worked a twohour shift. A line snaked into Candler and up to a shelf where one professor handed off an arm full of books and another stuck a piece of colored paper with a number on it inside the stack. With arms loaded, the bearer carried the books over to Willet. Once inside Willet, each was directed to the proper place in the new building. For example, red paper labels were sent
one way and green labels another. The numbers kept the lines in order, and the books were received by a member of the faculty who then placed them in the new location in the same order in which they left the old one. On and on it went all day. Passersby on Forsyth Road stopped their cars to see what was going on. One man remarked, “It looked like someone had kicked open a hill of fire ants.” Several people parked their cars and joined the line to tote books for a while before going on their way. At four o’clock that afternoon, as the last armful of books was placed on the shelves, cries of “we did it” rang across campus. Two days later the building was dedicated on schedule, final exams started, and the book was closed on another chapter of Wesleyan’s history.
Operation Totem was an accomplishment to be remembered and talked about for years to come. The Georgia Librarian reported on the move, and over the next several years other libraries copied the procedure.
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Auburn Davidson Auburn Davidson grew up paging through Veterropts and listening to stories of her mother’s and grandmother’s days as students at Wesleyan College. Auburn always hoped she too would be a Wesleyanne, except perhaps for a short period of time during middle school when she questioned the wisdom of a campus with no boys. In the end, she decided Wesleyan had far more to offer. Although Auburn is still in her first semester of college, her story begins with her grandmother, Barbara Joyner, a Purple Knight from the Class of 1982.
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Barbara first matriculated at Valdosta State University. She got married as a student, and soon after became pregnant with daughter Tara. It was the early 1970s and the university administration informed Barbara that she must choose between motherhood and a college education. Barbara chose motherhood.
Approximately a decade later, Barbara decided it was time to finish her education and she enrolled as a student at Wesleyan College. Tara was in elementary school by then and little brother Jim played at the daycare center on the edge of campus while Barbara was in class. When school was not in session, Barbara would bring the children with her to Taylor Hall where they would wait quietly in a classroom across the hall from hers. Tara says of those days – she “soaked it all in.” They attended plays in Porter Auditorium and performances by the Naiads (Wesleyan’s synchronized swimming team) in Porter Gym. By the time Tara was old enough for college, Wesleyan already felt like home.
Tara excelled at Wesleyan, and her senior yearbook proves it – Executive Chair of STUNT, Student Government Association, Council on Religious Concerns, Mortar Board, Pi Gamma Mu, Psi Chi, Alpha Psi Omega, and a Resident Advisor. She was also selected as the 1990 Wesleyan Woman of Success. Years later she was married in front of the fountain. Although Tara tried not to sway Auburn’s decision, she was pleased when her daughter decided to join the Pirate Class of 2017. Technically, Auburn should have been a Purple Knight like her grandmother and mother before her, but in October of 2012 she learned that she would have enough credits to graduate a year early from Veritas Classical Schools in Warner Robins, Georgia. Then again, perhaps Auburn was destined to be a Pirate. She claims she was born on International “Talk Like A Pirate Day.” Sadly, Barbara died earlier this year, but shortly before she passed away Auburn was able to tell her grandmother that she had decided Wesleyan was her first choice college. Just a few days later, Auburn received word that she had been awarded the Mary Knox McNeill Scholarship that would make it possible for her to enroll and become the third generation of Wesleyannes in her family. Since arriving on campus, Auburn has learned even more about her mother’s Wesleyan days from her former classmates Dr. Virginia Bowman Wilcox ’90, associate professor of education, and Ashley Garrett ’90, Wesleyan alumnae association president. Auburn
is finding that Wesleyan today is somewhat different than it was when her grandmother and mother attended, but she is making a home here. Auburn was pleased to find the Green Knights, Purple Knights, and Golden Hearts more than welcoming and she has already made many new friends. She also appreciates the excellent support she is receiving from her professors who she says are very accepting of students and their varying points of view. With a double major in psychology and advertising and marketing communication, Auburn would like to be a graphic designer, while maintaining her commitment to community service. She has already done some graphic design work for Bare Bulb Coffee (owner Nikki Collins MacMillan ’94) in Warner Robins where she also worked as a barista. In addition, she has volunteered at Daybreak Shelter and as an Upward soccer coach.
Wesleyan College is a perfect fit for Auburn and she is off to a great start. Wesleyan welcomes the third generation of this family to campus and looks forward to the arrival of Auburn’s little sister, Taite, who is already planning to join the Golden Heart Class of 2027. Each fall, a first-year student is chosen to represent her Wesleyan sisters and their bright futures through this highlight feature in the Wesleyan Magazine. Congratulations to Auburn for being our 2013-2014 Fresh Face!
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d e t n u The Ha f o y r Histo y r a m e Ros by Ashley Garrett ’90 Last month, I was chatting with my friend Auburn Davidson ’17 (story, page 28) as we walked between Porter Auditorium and Mount Vernon Porch. She turned to go to her room in Banks Hall and I stopped short. “Well, I’ll be saying goodbye to you here—no Banks for me, thanks. That place is haunted.” Y’all know Banks is haunted, right? I lived on campus from 1986-1990 and nobody set foot in Banks except the rat exterminators up on the third floor and George “Sir” McKinney, who stored theater props on the ground floor (which was why we sometimes spied a ghostly mannequin through a shadowy window). Banks Hall had been derelict for years and was the sole domain of Rosemary, the Wesleyan ghost. Or did she live in Persons 324? I lived in 324 spring semester of my first year and had a couple of strange dreams and heard weird noises at night (but that might have been the Little Caesar’s pizza pizza). Mariana Furlin dos Santos ’92 lived in Persons 324 and was twice awakened by someone shaking her foot. But no one was there. Heather Peebles Bradley ’90 lived next door in Persons 326. One Christmas she had special permission to stay on campus for a night after the dorm was closed…and she heard Rosemary wailing through the wall. Persons and Banks have both been renovated now, so I’m not sure which room on campus Rosemary calls home, but I do know where she likes to…um…hang out. When you walk into Porter Auditorium lobby, take the door to the stairs on your right. Take the stairs down to the basement, but stop on the landing halfway. See that ornate gilded mirror down there in the dim fluorescent light? Look up at the shadow cast by the carving at the top. It looks like the profile of a woman who has hanged herself—brow, nose and chin hanging in dejection. Now
walk down the rest of the stairs and see if you don’t feel a shudder as you pass that mirror. Karene Harron Nebel ’90 took Susie Boyd ’93 into that stairwell to show her Rosemary’s shadow and Susie got so scared she slipped and bounced down the stairs! I take my girls to visit Rosemary every time we are on campus and that stairwell echoes with squealing and shrieking. So how did Rosemary come to haunt our halls? Here’s the story we were told in the 1980s. Back in the early days when we still had sororities on campus, Rosemary— the president’s daughter—was blackballed from all sororities. In her grief, she decided to play a trick on the mean girls and make them regret what they had done. She arranged four ornate gilded mirrors and placed a step stool in the middle. She put a noose around her neck and tied it to the top of a mirror. Her plan was to frighten the other girls and make them think that she had killed herself. But as ghost stories go, something went tragically awry and Rosemary accidentally hanged herself. Sororities disappeared from campus in the aftermath. How did Rosemary’s antique mirror end up stuck down in a musty stairwell under the theater? Well, after her death, Rosemary’s mirrors were split up. One was in the Burden Parlor. And one was in Hinton Lounge (now the Hurdle Cafe). And one was banished from campus and sent to the Cannonball House in downtown Macon. They say the mirrors still hold a wicked power. If you look at one mirror, you see Rosemary’s profile in the shadow. If you put two mirrors facing each other, you see the long outline of Rosemary’s hanging body. Three mirrors arranged together and you’ll see the whole body of Rosemary…hanging from her noose. And if all four mirrors are ever put back together? Rosemary returns, seeking vengeance. Ashley writes stories every day at www.BaddestMotherEver.com.
Wesleyan Athletics Unveils New Wolves Mascot
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The next time you cheer on a Wesleyan College sports team, you will hear a new refrain energizing the athletes: “1, 2, 3… Go WOLVES!!!” The decision to make the change from Pioneers to Wolves for the athletic teams came as a response to student requests for a mascot that could have a visual presence at games and on campus. The College will continue to use the Pioneer mascot to highlight the school’s many achievements in the advancement of women’s education, but on the playing fields and courts, it will now introduce its sports programs as the Wolves. “Although Wesleyan College will remain Pioneers at heart, we are excited about unveiling a new mascot for our athletic teams that will create a more tangible connection with students and fans,” remarked Wesleyan College President Ruth Knox. “As our programs continue to grow and improve under the leadership
of a solid core of coaches, each with considerable experience at the Division I level, we expect the Wesleyan Wolves to represent the competitive spirit, pride, and tenacity of our scholarathletes.” In transitioning to the Wolves, Wesleyan will go through a gradual process of rolling out new uniforms, warm-ups, and other ancillary items that feature the new Wolves mascot. The athletics department has acquired a wolf mascot costume that will bring added excitement and energy to Wesleyan games. Other tangible changes see the campus adorned with streetlight banners celebrating the fantastic new logo as well as new window banners at Porter Gym.
the NCAA and have wanted a symbol to generate excitement and energize school spirit around athletics. Athletics contributes to student development at so many levels and having a mascot the entire student body can embrace and unite around will continue to create recognition for our athletics program and Wesleyan. The attributes of a wolf – courage, strength, loyalty, and success – are all characteristics of Wesleyan women, so this is a very appropriate and fitting mascot for us to adopt.”
“Wesleyan College has always been and continues to be proud of our heritage as pioneers in the education of women,” stated Wesleyan’s Athletic Director Patty Gibbs. “Our studentathletes are also proud to be part of
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James Hyde Porter House In 1928, cotton was king and James Hyde Porter was the king of cotton. Just fifty-two years earlier, Mr. Porter’s father, Oliver S. Porter, helped to establish the Bibb Manufacturing Company in Macon, Georgia. In little more than half a century, the enterprise grew to become the largest cotton and textile company in the world, an industrial powerhouse with vast holdings including the 750,000-square-foot Columbus Mill on the Chattahoochee River at the border of Georgia and Alabama. As the company grew, so did James Hyde Porter’s business and economic influence. At the close of the 1920s, Mr. Porter was one of Georgia’s wealthiest and most influential citizens. But despite his skill as a businessman and industrialist, James Hyde Porter is better remembered for something else: generosity. Throughout his life, Mr. Porter invested in the communities where his business interests were located, supporting schools, churches, community centers, and healthcare clinics. Commemorating the influence Mr. Porter had on the institutions they house, scores of buildings across Georgia and the South bear the Porter name. Wesleyan, too, benefitted from Mr. Porter’s philanthropic spirit. He joined Wesleyan’s board of trustees just before the College began construction of its campus on Forsyth Road. During his tenure as a trustee, James Hyde Porter was deeply involved in the life of the College, using his business connections to advocate for her mission, hosting entire classes of students in his home for picnics and parties, and challenging others to match his
efforts to strengthen Wesleyan’s financial position. Dr. Silas Johnson, former president of Wesleyan College, remembered Mr. Porter as, “the most unselfish man I have ever known.” In 1949, The Wesleyan Alumnae magazine described him as “Wesleyan’s most generous benefactor” and “one of the biggesthearted men to ever live.” Mr. Porter’s support for Wesleyan College continues even now, nearly sixty-five years after his death. The James Hyde Porter Charitable Trust regularly makes gifts to the College to maintain, repair, and modernize the buildings on Wesleyan’s campus that are named for members of the Porter Family. In recent years, gifts from the Trust have funded significant repairs to Porter Gymnasium and the complete replacement of the roof on the Porter Family Fine Arts building. In April of this year, the College’s relationship with the James Hyde
Porter Charitable Trust took a new turn. Partnering with the Historic Macon Foundation, the Porter Charitable Trust provided funds to relocate Porterfield, James Hyde Porter’s country home, to Wesleyan College’s campus and to restore the building to useful condition. The French-Tudor inspired house, built the same year as Wesleyan’s Forsyth Road campus, was designed by W. Elliot Dunwody, a prominent Macon architect. Mr. Dunwody also designed several buildings on the College’s campus, including the Porter Family Fine Arts Building, Huckabee Hall, the Jones and Hightower residence halls, the Murphey Art Building, and the Willet Library. Speaking of the architectural significance of Porterfield, Josh Rogers, executive director of The Historic Macon Foundation said, “The Porter House is unique in all of Middle Georgia and is one of W. Elliott Dunwody’s most unusual and attractive commissions.” Once the move and restoration are
complete, Wesleyan intends to use the house as guest quarters and as a small event space. The building will be located near the campus gate on Tucker Road. Originally, Porterfield served James Hyde Porter and his family as a country home and a private retreat. The property, which was located just off Georgia Highway 41 in South Bibb County, featured elaborate rose gardens, a smokehouse, a barn, several outbuildings, and one of the first swimming pools in the area. Mr. Dunwody’s design for the home incorporated elaborate timbering, whitewashed brick, custom joinery, and an unusual clay tile roof. At Mr. Porter’s death in 1949, the house and grounds were willed to the Porterfield Baptist Church. The congregation cared for the home until it was donated to the College in 2013. At a recent meeting of the congregation, members fondly recounted Mr. Porter’s influence on the community and expressed their gratitude to the James Hyde Porter Charitable Trust for making the restoration of the house possible saying, “many of us learned to swim in Mr. Porter’s swimming pool and a fair number of us were baptized there too.” When The Wesleyan Alumnae magazine announced Mr. Porter’s death in 1949, the editors included a story about Porterfield. It reads: Only a few weeks before his death, when he was in the hospital, [Mr. Porter] said to Wesleyan’s president about the barbeque with which the senior class is accustomed to being entertained at Porterfield, his country place: “Do not change your plans. If I am able, I shall be there, and if I am not, I shall think of the girls being there and be happier.” Through the years, Wesleyan has been a happier place for its association with James Hyde Porter. Already, the Wesleyan family is looking forward to the beautiful addition that his country home, Porterfield, will be to our campus.
The Pharm by Tena Roberts ’60
Prior to 1928, when Wesleyan was located on College Street in downtown Macon, students had become accustomed to slipping away from campus to enjoy the treats offered at a little store they had adopted as their own and nicknamed “The Pharm.” Located in a small building on the corner of Orange Street and Washington Avenue just across Washington Park from campus, the establishment was not only a pharmacy, but also a soda fountain where ice cream, sundaes, and malted milk were sold. For more than 60 years the Pharm attracted students in such numbers that a dirt path was worn from campus right across the top edge of Washington Park. In the early years of the twentieth century, the City of Macon was rapidly growing to the north and west. Wesleyan’s new Rivoli campus was built in what had been primarily a residential area located six miles from town and six miles from most commercial establishments. A few businesses had moved to the suburbs, but there was no place to get prescriptions or other sundries… or treats. It became apparent that the area needed its own Pharm. A small building designed in the same architectural style as the main campus was erected across Forsyth Road from campus and opened as Rivoli Pharm. It is said that upon hearing there was a “Pharm” nearby, many new students expected to see cows, chickens, and pigs on campus. They were pleasantly surprised to find a place to buy not only soda fountain specialties, but also pastries, sandwiches, hotdogs, and thirteen-cent hamburgers. Oftentimes,
students from Wesleyan’s equestrian program and nearby stables would ride over, hitch their horses, and go inside for a snack. Soon the community discovered the Pharm and began to patronize the establishment, pulling their cars up close for curb services. According to Beverly Wadley Mickle, her father, John E. Wadley, and his older brother Frank were pharmacists who ran the Pharm from the 1930s through the 1940s, and later opened other pharmacies in Macon. Legend has it that in 1943 when Soong Mayling ’16 (Madame Chiang Kai-shek) returned to Wesleyan for a visit, one of the first things she did was make a trip to the Pharm for an ice cream cone. When the downtown Conservatory closed in1953 and the fine arts programs moved to the Rivoli campus, classroom and studio space was at a premium, so the Pharm building was converted to a classroom and studio for the ceramics department. The Pharm was moved across the road to the ground floor of Tate Hall where it remained for ten years. Hamburgers, hotdogs, and ice cream were still available but pastries had been replaced with books as the college bookstore became a part of the Pharm. In 1963 the ground floor of the Olive Swann Porter building was remodeled to house a recreation room, the post office, and a bookstore. The Pharm moved in as well, but lost its unique name, becoming the “Snack Bar.” In 2000, the Snack Bar moved upstairs to the former Hinton Lounge. Because the name Snack Bar was so ordinary, a contest was held to select a new name, and students chose The Hurdle Café in honor of Wesleyan’s beloved chaplain, the Rev. William Hurdle. Wesleyan Magazine Winter 2013
Student of the world Now A Student at Wesleyan Non-traditional student Sarah McCraine came to Wesleyan from Colorado after her husband was transferred to Robins Air Force Base. Having moved seven times in eleven years, Sarah is certainly a student of the world, but a college degree eluded her until recently. Sarah put her own educational pursuits on hold as she raised four children and supported her husband in his career and academic endeavors, which included obtaining two master degrees. Sarah waited until her children – Ethan (11), Jake (10), Katie (8), and Emma (7) – were all in school full-time to begin her quest for a college degree, and enrolled at Wesleyan in August 2012. Although Sarah had a few credits toward her major in human services, which Wesleyan accepted, she was required to take most of the core curriculum. After being out of school for eleven years, Sarah admits it was scary to come back to a college campus. She said, “I had all these doubts about whether or not I was up to the challenge and how I would find the time to manage a family and study. It was intimidating to return to school among all these young girls.”
Sarah entered Wesleyan with plans to complete the human services degree she started years ago, but when she found that she particularly enjoyed her accounting and business administration classes, she declared a triple major in all three subjects. Her favorite classes have included fraud accounting, tax accounting, abnormal psychology, and psychology of women. Through her internship with State Farm, Sarah has identified a career goal of estate planning and is currently studying for her state license in property and casualty insurance. She is considering law school as her next step. As part of her internship, Sarah fields customer service calls and makes calls to clients on their birthdays. During this process, Sarah realized that customers’ needs might have changed since they purchased their policy. Thus, she is developing and implementing a strategy to contact customers and conduct an assessment of their current insurance needs. While Sarah does not want her college activities to take away from her family, she says her children are very supportive and 34
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Unlike the typical college student, Sarah’s day begins at 3:00 or 3:30 AM, which is when she studies. After several hours hitting the books, she gets herself and her children ready for the day, fully equipped with lunch boxes, school papers, and backpacks. After taking her kids to school, Sarah heads to Wesleyan or her internship at State Farm. With a 21-hour course load this semester, Sarah spends her free time on campus in the library. At 3:00 PM, she picks up her children, chauffeurs them to karate, helps them with homework, and shares a family dinner. Then, at 8:00 PM it is back to studying for several hours. Sarah credits her husband with being a wonderful partner who helps her manage the children and the household. she thinks it is good for them to see their mother working hard. “During carpool, my children and I report on our test grades or wish each other good luck. I see going to school as a positive example for them.” Although Sarah readily admits that she must make herself sleep, she does rest on the weekends. “Saturday is family day. We like to cycle as a family and do outdoor activities. We also like to travel to show our children there is a big world out there. But, by Saturday night, it is time to start studying again.” Sarah is on track to graduate in Spring 2015. Wesleyan’s Encore Program is designed for women who are returning to college full-time or part-time and wish to take part in the traditional college experience. Encore students may choose from all majors and minors. Our Evening Program offers our most popular major, business administration, and provides the flexibility a woman needs to work and learn. Students have the choice of attending courses either one or two nights per week.
Bill Powell Class of 1959
On Tuesday, May 28, 2013, hundreds gathered at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Columbus, Georgia, to mourn the loss and celebrate the life of the Reverend William Oliver Powell, who had served more than fifty years in the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church. While friends shared stories of this much beloved, larger-than-life personality, few knew his unique place in Wesleyan history. Powell was a graduate of Wesleyan, a rare distinction for a man, and College records indicate that Bill Powell was one of only three men ever to graduate from Wesleyan with a bachelor of arts degree. Powell was a junior at Emory University in 1956 when his father died suddenly. With his mother and younger brother to care for, Bill had to withdraw from Emory. Methodist Bishop Arthur Moore came to the aid of the family and arranged for Bill to receive an appointment as pastor of Northside United Methodist Church in Warner Robins, Georgia. Bishop Moore, who had in 1941 served as interim president of Wesleyan College, also worked with President Joseph T. Martin to have Bill admitted to Wesleyan’s school of liberal arts. (At the time, men were allowed to earn Wesleyan degrees only in the fine arts). Bill Powell received his degree in English from Wesleyan College in 1959, all the while pastoring the church in Warner Robins. A classmate and fellow English major, Carmen Moore, now Carmen Jackson, repeatedly encouraged Powell to ask out her friend Sylvia Anderson, another member of the Class of ‘59. Between his studies and his pastoral duties, Bill found the time for a date with Sylvia, and the two never looked back. Sylvia and Bill graduated in May 1959 and married in October of that same year. Being husband and wife Wesleyan graduates was a story in itself, but the Powells were not finished making Wesleyan history. Their three daughters, Libbie Powell Key ’85, Billie Powell Flowers ’86, and Christy Powell Garner ’90 became Wesleyan alumnae as well, an entire family of Wesleyannes – and one Wesleyandy!
Bill and Sylvia Powell with their daughters Libbie Powell Key ’85, Billie Powell Flowers ’86, Christy Powell Garner ’90, and their families.
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A Day in the Life of a Hollywood Producer:
M. Elizabeth Hughes ’06 Interview by Lauren F. Hamblin ’06 M. Elizabeth Hughes, or “Mollie” as she is affectionately known in the Wesleyan world, is a freelance producer who lives in Los Angeles with her cinematographer husband, Benjamin Kantor, and their corgi, Belle. Mollie has a master’s of fine arts degree in film and television producing from Chapman University in Orange, California. WM: How did your interest in film begin? MEH: I’ve always liked movies and television. At Wesleyan, I enjoyed my experience on the Campus Activities Board (CAB) and particularly the event planning and budgeting. During my junior year, I started to research how I could apply event planning to movies and films. WM: How did you choose Chapman University for graduate school? MEH: I researched the top film schools in the country and ruled out any that weren’t in California since the film industry is based in LA. Even if I went to film school in New York, I knew I would have to move to LA eventually so I decided to start in California. WM: Describe the transition living in Middle Georgia to California. MEH: There are almost no comparisons between living in LA and Georgia. Very few people living here are actually from California. Chapman is located in Orange, California, which is about thirty minutes from LA. Orange is basically a conservative small town. Film school was a good transition to living in LA because of the slower pace. And, when it was time to graduate, all of my friends were making the same transition to LA. I moved in with three girls and today, we all live within walking distance of one another. WM: Please explain what you do as a line producer. MEH: A line producer handles all the logistics of making the project happen including budgeting, scheduling, hiring/ firing, and securing vendors. I don’t have 36
Cast and crew of “Let’s Do This!” a staff that works for me, but I have direct control of all people on set outside of the writer, producer, and director. WM: You recently produced Much Ado About Nothing with Joss Whedon. (Mollie wrote her honors thesis at Wesleyan on Joss Whedon’s television series Buffy, the Vampire Slayer and Angel) What was it like working with someone you admired and studied in College? MEH: I work with a lot of famous people that I respect and admire. My job is to treat them like anyone else even though internally I might be freaking out. Joss hired me to do a job. I am a fan of his material, but I have to put the “star struck” away. It’s unprofessional. WM: Tell us about your career path after graduating from Chapman. MEH: I worked as a freelancer right after film school, but my graduation coincided with the writer’s strike in 2008. In 2009, Hollywood was still feeling the ripple effects. Work dried up across the industry and the more experienced people were getting the jobs. I wasn’t getting any work. I eventually found a full-time job at Mattel and loved working there. I worked on Barbie animated movies, so I was in the industry—just not the area I wanted to be. In 2011, I was offered to produce Miss Dial starring Robinne Lee and Gabrielle Union. After Miss Dial, I got more work and it snowballed from there.
WM: Do you think you have “made it”? MEH: Though a lot of people say that I have made it, I would argue that I haven’t. It’s a personal decision. I’m more successful today than I was a year ago or five years ago. But for me, making a movie is about the process. My favorite days are when I’m creating something worthwhile with people I like being around. Projects like Short Term 12 and Much Ado About Nothing. WM: What are you working on now? MEH: A project I am producing has been accepted to the Sundance New Frontier Story Lab. It’s basically a five-day retreat where you work on your project with a bunch of advisors at the Sundance Resort in Utah. It’s called “Hashtag Hamlet” and it’s a modern-day adaptation of Hamlet that will be told through web series and transmedia elements. (twitter, tumblr, etc.) My partner, Jay, and I are so happy that Sundance has recognized us, and hope this will lead to funding for an early shoot next year. I leave for Utah at the end of October. WM: What did it mean to receive the 2013 Young Alumna Award from Wesleyan? MEH: I was honored to receive the Young Alumna Award, not only because it’s an honor itself, but also because my mom received an Alumna Award this year as well. She is the person who inspired me to go to Wesleyan in the first place, and it was great to share that experience with her.
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Wesleyan’s faculty among the best in the nation According to student surveys conducted by the Princeton Review, Wesleyan students think, “Professors are definitely the best part of Wesleyan.” With hardly a negative word against the faculty, student surveys praise these “excellent...openminded professors who teach...challenging material,” and although they tend to be “strict,” they are also “nice and encourage critical thinking and looking at things from different perspectives.” With a 10:1 student to professor ratio, none of the classes at Wesleyan are taught by teaching assistants, and an astonishing 90% of faculty members hold the highest degrees in their fields. In 2011, Forbes Magazine rated Wesleyan fourteenth among America’s top 25 Colleges with the Best Professors. According to CBS Money Watch Journalist Lynn O’Shaughnessy, small private institutions like Wesleyan often have great professors because “liberal arts colleges, by their very nature, offer small class sizes, which greatly increases the interactions that professors have with their students.” According to Wesleyan’s own voluntary student surveys completed by most graduating seniors, 100 percent of 2013 Wesleyan graduates surveyed who applied to graduate school were accepted, and all but one were accepted into their first choice program. Many of these students credited their acceptance to a close relationship with their professors. So it is no wonder Wesleyan students also report that the College’s professors “actually care about you...The academic experience is worth the cost of tuition... There is no failing unless you absolutely, positively strive to fail.” In addition to enlightening minds and mentoring students, Wesleyan’s faculty had a busy year attending and presenting work at conferences, performing in concerts, presenting art, and winning awards. Congratulations and thank you!
Dr. Tom Ellington, associate professor of political science, has received the prestigious Fulbright Award and will be traveling to Seoul, South Korea, in March 2014 to teach American politics and American political thought at Ewha Woman’s University. Dr. Virginia Wilcox ’90, associate professor of education, was named as a Top 20 Education Professor in Georgia by Online Schools in Georgia. Dr. Wilcox was honored for her commitment to teaching excellence and the constant improvement of student assessment and curriculum. She has demonstrated excellence in scholarship, research, teacher mentoring, and service to Wesleyan College and the community. Dr. Michael Muth, associate professor of philosophy, serves as vice president of the C. S. Lewis and the Inklings Society for 2013-2014 and will arrange for the Society’s 2014 annual conference to be held at Wesleyan College in April of 2014. During the Spring, Comer Professor of Painting Frances de La Rosa exhibited her abstract paintings at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. In two accompanying symposia on the subject of abstraction and nonrepresentational art, she presented her ideas on how abstraction occurs as a normal part of the brain’s processing of visual information. Professor of Political Science and Dupont Guerry Chair of History and Economics Dr. Barbara Donovan spent spring semester 2013 on sabbatical researching and writing about the role of migrant women in debates about immigrant integration policy in Germany. She wrote a journallength article in preparation for a panel presentation at the 20th International Conference of Europeanists in
Amsterdam and presented her findings at the University of Copenhagen, both in June. In October she presented another paper at the German Studies Association Annual Meeting in Denver. This research was done in collaboration with several colleagues, and the expectation is that a manuscript will be ready to shop to publishers in January 2014. From September 18-23, Donovan took part in the 2013 German Election Seminar in Berlin sponsored by the International Association for the Study of German Politics and the German Academic Exchange Service. Participants met with members of parliament as well as representatives of political parties and polling organizations, and took part in major campaign events. During her sabbatical fall semester 2012, Nadine Cheek ’79, Mildred Goodrum Heyward Professor of Music, visited South China Normal University in Guangzhou, China, where she taught two Master Classes and gave a lecture on American ArtSong repertoire. She also traveled to Germany where she enjoyed coaching at the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold and performed with notable Wesleyan alumna Caroline Thomas ’81. Returning to his native Cameroon, Assistant Professor of Modern Foreign Languages Dr. Alain-Richard Sappi served as a featured speaker for graduate students at his alma mater, the University of Douala. As President of the Georgia Ornithological Society (GOS), Professor of Biology Dr. James Ferrari led GOS in partnering with the Georgia chapter of the Nature Conservancy to purchase and preserve the Broxton Rocks property in Coffee County, Georgia; GOS is contributing $150,000 to purchase the 174-acre parcel.
During Fall Convocation in September, Dr. Keith Peterson, professor of chemistry, was honored with the Nonie A. and William F. Quillian Distinguished Teaching award. The award is named for William Quillian who twice served as Wesleyan’s president. Pictured with President Knox and Provost Fowler.
Dr. Teresa Smotherman, professor of modern foreign languages, and Dr. Wanda Schroeder ’80, professor of biology and Munroe chair of life sciences, along with trustees Alexis X. Bighley ’67 and Lynda Brinks Pfeiffer ’63, and President Knox ’75 accompanied 10 students to South Dakota for Summer Leadership Institute 2013.
Wesleyan Instructor of Art Fernando La Rosa’s photography exhibition “Silent Cities of Peru” opened in July at the Mobile Museum of Art in Mobile, Alabama. During the opening reception, he presented a gallery talk in which he described the different Pre-Columbian sites and the aesthetic and spiritual use of stone in the different cultures and times, many of which predate the ancient pyramids of Egypt. The exhibition travels to the Georgia Museum of Art in January 2014. An exhibition catalogue accompanies the exhibition.
Professor of Biology and Wesleyan College Arboretum Director Dr. James Ferrari and Professor of Biology and Center for Women in Science and Technology Director Dr. Holly Boettger-Tong led six students and two faculty members on a study abroad trip to Belize (TRA 212: Natural Resource Conservation in Tropical and Temperate Environments: From Mayans To Mound Builders ). Participants visited Mayan ruins at Xunantanich, spotted birds at Trek Stop in San Ignacio and explored the flora of Belize at the Botanic Gardens. The group then traveled the Hummingbird Highway to the coast and spent three days at Tobacco Caye exploring reef ecosystems at Glover’s Reef and Mangrove ecology at Southwater Caye Marine Reserve.
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To paraphrase Wesleyan College Alumnae Association President Ashley Garrett ’90, this year is “all about engagement.” Volunteer, educational, and travel opportunities, as well as alumnae and alumnae/student events and e-communications, are some of the ways the Alumnae Office keeps Wesleyan Women connected. Ready to become engaged? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org (478.757.5173) or email@example.com (478.757.2078).
Fiscal Fitness Convocations
Helping students gain knowledge about “Life After Wesleyan” is the focus of the Fiscal Fitness Alumnae Convocation series. Convocations expose students to life and professions beyond the gates of Wesleyan and offer suggestions to students about what they can do to make themselves more marketable to potential employers and/or graduate schools. Alumnae who share business expertise and life experiences through this convocation series provide opportunities for students to learn about personal and professional growth. In October, Macon alumna June Jordan O’Neal ’90, executive director of The Mentors Project, spoke to Wesleyan students about the business of running a successful not-for-profit organization. In November, Amber Jones ’10 (EMBA) of Leadership Macon discussed Leadership and Women in Business.
Area Alumnae and students cheered on the Wesleyan Wolves soccer team at the last game of the season on November 2nd. The Wolves played rival Agnes Scott. Friends and family enjoyed tailgating with members of the Alumnae Association and Macon Young Alumna Club at Mathews Athletic Center.
Washington DC Metro Area Alumnae met for Brunch in the Afterwords Cafe at Kramerbooks bookstore. Michelle McCluney Horgan ’96 coordinated plans for the Wesleyan get-together on Dupont Circle. The group looks forward to their next event in the spring.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma In September, Wesleyan alumnae in Oklahoma held a “Meet and Greet” Luncheon at The Bistro in Oklahoma City. This sisterhood social provided area alumnae with an opportunity to network with each other. Natalie Azerraf Gates ’90 coordinated plans for this first meeting – plans that the group hopes to repeat at future events. All Oklahoma alumnae are invited to “like” the group’s new facebook page called Oklahoma Wesleyannes!
Alumnae Travel Program: Sisters and Shamrocks Shades of Ireland Tour October 26 -November 4, 2014.
e-Communications Find us at www.facebook.com/WesleyanCollegeAlummnaeAssociation. For current updates on news of classmates, friends, and alumnae events check out our WCAA facebook page. Facebook Fun Fact: As of November 15, 2013, our “Likes” are at 1180. Spread the word to classmates and let’s reach 1500 by January 1!
Alumnae/Student Events Move-In Day In August, 25 alumnae volunteers came back to campus ready for Move-In Day, where they provided help to entering first year Pirate students and their families. Carrying suitcases, handing out bottles of cold water, and running errands gave new students a first look at Wesleyan sisterhood in action. To volunteer for Move-In Day next year and to help new students make their first day a special one contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Experience Ireland’s rich history, natural beauty, and hospitable culture with classmates, family members, and friends. Explore historic cities, medieval castles, Neolithic tombs, picturesque villages, Victorian gardens, and breathtaking coastal scenery on a 10 day educational journey from Dublin to Killkenny, Waterford, and the Lakes of Killarney to Limerick, the Ring of Kerry, Galway, Kingscourt, and the stunning Cliffs of Moher. Get ready to kiss the Blarney Stone, spend the night on the grounds of Castle Cabra and enjoy the best of Irish culture, music, art, and more. Leprechauns, shamrocks, and rainbows are included! For more information contact (478) 757-5173 or email@example.com or visit www.wesleyancollege. edu/alumnae. Join us for a special preview and video show on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. 11a.m. in the Benson Room, Candler Alumnae Center.
A SPECIAL OVERNIGHT EVENT FOR ALUMNAE AND PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS
club facebook 1. Tailgate Time. Alumnae and students “cheer on” the new Wesleyan Wolves soccer team in October. 2. DC Metro Meet-Up. Washington DC Wesleyannes meet for Lunch at Afterwords Café. 3. Ok in OK. Area alumnae enjoy their first “Meet and Greet” luncheon in Oklahoma. 4. Treasure Your Sisters. Alumnae volunteers lend a helping hand to the new Pirate Class of ’17 on Move-In Day. 5. Welcome to Uganda. Refuge & Hope International’s Refugee Women’s Advocacy Coordinator Missy Ward Angalla ’09 welcomes Kennesaw State University’s Director of Global Learning Sandra Lumpkin Bryan ’66, and Wesleyan Alumna Trustee Beverly Mitchell ’68 to Kampala. 6. Breakfast Under the Stars. Wesleyan Atlanta Young Alumnae (WAYA) meet at Atlantic Station for an outdoor showing of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. 7. West Coast Wonders. Alumnae and friends enjoy the beauty of Washington, Oregon, and California on the alumnae association’s trip to the Pacific Northwest. 8. Evening in Oregon. Richard and Peggy Likes Miller ’65 welcome Cathy Coxey Snow ’71, Beverly Mitchell ’68, Gloria Boyette ’60 and Kay Potaczala to Portland. 9. Calling All Reunion Classes! Reunion class committees meet at Wesleyan for “House Party,” where they finalized plans for Alumnae Weekend 2014 and contacted classmates. 10. All in the Family. Jerrye Griffeth Short ’49, Ms. Senior Georgia 1997, and daughter Cindy Wood, Ms. Senior Georgia 2013, enjoy the spotlight as the first mother/daughter recipients of the Ms. Senior Georgia pageant that promotes the positive image of aging and active lifestyles. 11. Photo Op. Joan Jennings Norton ’53 and football free agent Tim Tebow share conversation and lunch. 12. Working Weekend. In September, members of the WCAA Board of Managers met in Montreat, NC, for their annual planning retreat.
Please enjoy reading online all class notes submitted to the College since our last magazine at www.wesleyancollege.edu.
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Sympathy The Wesleyan College Alumnae Association extends sympathy to: Louise Chapman Orr ’41 of Macon, on the death of her son, Clifton G. Orr, on January 15, 2013. Winifred Davis Reeder ’41 of Hermitage, TN, on the death of her husband, William “Bill” Dean Reeder (Colonel USAF, retired) on October 31, 2013. Margaret Smith Carruth ’42 of Dublin, GA, on the death of her sister, Mary Smith Starr ’44, on April 9, 2013. Adelaide Wallace Ponder ’46 of St. Simons Island, GA, Anne Ponder Young ’71 of Madison, GA, Mary Graham Ponder Foster ’73 of East Beach, FL, and Douglas Ponder Suto ’75 of St. Simons Island, GA, on the death of Adelaide’s husband and Anne, Mary Graham, and Douglas’ father, William “Graham” Ponder, Sr., on October 13, 2013. Betty Turner Corn ’47 and Trustee Elizabeth Corn Ogie, both of Columbus, GA, on the death of Betty’s husband and Elizabeth’s father, Lovick P. Corn, on September 26, 2013. Mr. Corn served as a Wesleyan Trustee for 43 years.
Eleanor Isom Harrington ’53 of Columbus, GA, on the death of her husband, Lt. Col (USAF Ret) William W. “Bill” Harrington, on January 8, 2013. Shirley Barnes “Pug” Wright ’53 of Marietta, GA, on the death of her husband, Charles Wright, on January 1, 2013. Elspeth ”Beth” Simmons Corley ’54 of Woodstock, GA, on the death of her twin sister, Beverly Anne Simmons ’54, on September 12, 2012. Sylvia Vanlandingham Rossiter ’57 of Washington, NC, on the death of her husband, Alexander “Al” H. Rossiter on September 23, 2013. Margaret Moody Iwamoto ’58 of Silver Spring, MD, on the death of her husband, Dr. David Iwamoto, on May 10, 2013. Mary Helen Hall Ringe ’64 of Monticello, FL, on the death of her sister, Ann Elizabeth Hall Ashmore, on August 29, 2013.
Beverly Banks Boland ’49 of Gainesville, GA, on the death of her sister, Martha Banks Gaddis ’51, on September 30, 2013.
Janice Rich Rentz ’64 of Albany, GA, on the death of her mother, Lorraine Humphrey Rich, on August 20, 2013, and her father, Perry David Rich, on February 15, 2013.
Louise Cochran Mayfield ’50 of Clarksville, TN, on the death of her husband, Melburn R. Mayfield, on September 20, 2013.
Maryibeth Wills Lowe ’67 of Macon, on the death of her mother, Mary Elizabeth McAfee Wills, on September 8, 2013.
Day Wilson Watson ’51 of Macon, on the death of her husband, Wade Hampton Watson, Jr., on December 24, 2013.
Lynn Miller Clark ’67 of Frisco, TX, and Judy Miller Newbern ’67 of Troutville, VA, on the deaths of their mother, Jane Gary Miller ’42, on October 25, 2013, and brother, Gary Miller, on October 5, 2013.
Peggy Thoroughman Callahan ’52 of Atlanta on the death of her son, John Callahan, on August 5, 2013. Eleanor Inman Turrentine ’52 of Clarkston, GA, on the death of her brother-in-law, Dr. A. Jason Shirah, Wesleyan Trustee Emeritus, on September 17, 2013. Sally Higgins Harbaugh ’53 of Stone Mountain, GA, on the death of her husband, Norman Ross Harbaugh, Sr., on September 20, 2013.
Beverly Hodges Kitchin ’68 of Pylesville, MD, on the death of her father, Charles G. Hodges (93), on June 7, 2013. Helen Jackson Burgin ’68 of Columbus, GA, on the death of her mother, Helen Lovein Jackson ’41 on September 8, 2013. Pat Hardeman ’68 of Macon, on the death of her stepdaughter, Deryl “Dee Dee” Davidson-Miller ’92 on August 9, 2013.
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Leila Kight ’68 of Miami, FL, on the death of her mother, Mildred Shirah Kight ’36, on November 17, 2013. Jennifer Agnew Orr ’68 of Macon of the death of her husband, Clifford Gordon Orr, on January 15, 2013. Mary Jo Fincher Plowden ’68 of Macon, on the death of her mother, Mary Askew Fincher, on June 20, 2013. Sharon Malone Boyd ’69 of Duluth, GA, on the death of her mother, Mildred Malone, in August 2012. Diane Latta-Brandstaetter ’71 of Atlantic Beach, FL, on the death of her sister, Carol Jean Latta ’70, on June 3, 2013. Lynn Bensel Jones ’71 of West Palm Beach, FL, on the death of her husband, LTC Robert W. Jones, Jr., Retired, on April 17, 2013.
Tina Farkas Willliams ’74 of Tallahassee, FL, on the death of her mother, Elizabeth “Betty” Hollingsworth Anderson Farkas ’42 on October 14, 2013. Mary Ellen Sheehan Wroble ’74 of West Palm Beach, FL, on the death of her mother, Margaret Sheehan, on May 27, 2013. Carolyn Bowman Biggs ’75 of Acworth, GA, on the death of her mother, Margaret N. Bowman, on June 4, 2013. Kathi Latta Rivers ’75 of Macon, on the death of her sister, Carol Jean Latta ’70, on June 3, 2013. Patti Henry ’76 of Wellesley, MA, on the death of her cousin, Zoe Leach Conolly ’77, on October 6, 2013. Maggy Sheehan Oftedal ’76 of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, on the death of her mother, Margaret Sheehan, on May 27, 2013.
Debby Smith Kelly ’71 of Monticello, GA, on the death of her father, Boyd H. Smith, on June 9, 2013.
Glenda George ’79 of Atlanta, on the death of her sister, Kaethe George ’79, on June 12, 2013.
Rosalyn Fletcher Fenn ’72 of Greensboro, FL, on the death of her husband, Dean Joseph Fenn, on June 1, 2013.
Stephanie White Apsey ’79 of Norcross, GA, on the death of her sister, Katherine “Hope” White Meyer ’78, on October 25, 2012.
Jane Inman Shirah of Savannah, GA, Jane Shirah Stump ’72 of Fort Valley, GA, Ann Shirah Dykes ’78 of Monroeville, AL, and Martha Shirah Brumbelow ’81 of White, GA, on the death of Jane’s sisterin-law and Jane, Ann, and Martha’s aunt, Mildred Shirah Kight ’36, on November 17, 2013, and on the death of Jane’s husband and Jane, Ann, and Martha’s father, Dr. A. Jason Shirah, on September 17, 2013. Dr. Shirah served as a Wesleyan Trustee for 49 years.
Tamara Ann Nelson ’98 of Panama City, FL, on the death of her mother-in-law, Peggy Miller Nelson ’57 on September 16, 2013. Peggy was a founding member of the Wesleyan Washboard Band.
Sarah Fincher Basinger ’73 of Jacksonville, FL, on the death of her mother, Mary Askew Fincher, on June 20, 2013. Laura Hunt Edenfield ’74 of St. Simons Island, GA, on the death of her mother, Beth Parker Hunt ’49, on October 19, 2013.
Courtenay Staples Bunn ’05 of Forsyth, GA, on the death of her grandmother, Martha Groover Staples ’49, on August 28, 2013. Ihunanya “Ihus” Mbata ’06 of Pittsburgh, PA, on the death of her mother, Bernadine Mbata, on May 30, 2013. Allison Scenna ’08 of Woodstock, GA, on the death of her mother, Sue Joyce Scenna ’76, on October 4, 2013.
Marriages The Wesleyan College Alumnae Association extends congratulations to: Diane Dennington Abdi ’70 and Glenn Robertson of Marrietta, GA, who were married on June 15, 2013. Katy Nettles ’70 and Morris Clark of Livermore, CO, who were married on June 7, 2013. Jan Bull Simpson ’70 and Hugh Burgess of Columbia, SC, who were married on September 20, 2013. Shari Prestanski ’97 and Chad Pfalmer of Lebanon, TN, who were married on Oct 12, 2013.
Rachel Garrison ’04 and Ben Carswell of Jekyll Island, GA, who were married on May 6, 2013. Heather Hughes ’05 and Tim Walter of Lyndhurst, NJ, who were married on May 26, 2013. Bridesmaids were Jyoti Daynes Coffelt ’05, Katie Riggs Freeman ’05 and Sidra Ahmad Sharif ’05 (in absentia). Carmen Valdez ’05 was maid of honor. Missy Ward ’09 and Francis Angalla of Kampala, Uganda, who were married on June 28, 2013.
Births & Family Additions
The Wesleyan College Alumnae Association extends congratulations to: Erin Sammons Sima ’95 of Maple Valley, WA, on the birth of a second daughter, Lauren Elizabeth, in December 2012. Big sister Payton Lily is delighted as is grandmother Joan Maddox Sammons ’57. Kristin Conley Lamble ’96 and Alan of Sharpsburg, GA, on the birth of a daughter, Asden Ellise, on March 2, 2013. Dana Karstensen-Bryan ’99 and Chris of Suffolk, VA, on the birth of a second son, Niels Magnus Karstensen, on April 12, 2013. Big brother Nolan is in love with “his” Baby Niels.
Daphne Ristau Stellato ’99 and Rich of Hillsborough, NH, on the birth of a daughter, Brigid, on June 30, 2013. Esther Celestin Wang ’00 and JaiJun Wang of Chongqing, China, on the birth of a son, Connor Mingzhe Wang, on May 9, 2013. Connor joins big brother Ethan. Sidra Ahmad Sharif ’05 and Raheel of Charlotte, NC, on the birth of a son, Ismael, on August 27, 2013. Kourtney Johnson Hamidi ’06 of Phoenix, AZ, on the birth of twins, Emma and John, on January 16, 2013.
In Memoriam Annie Mays Larmore Class of 1928 February 28, 1907 – August 10, 2013 At her 85th reunion in April 2013, Annie Mays Larmore, Wesleyan’s oldest graduate at age 106, expressed gratitude for receiving the “True, Faithful, and Loyal” Alumnae Award presented to her for a lifetime of faithful support and service to her Alma Mater. It was a day to remember and an historical moment in time for all Wesleyannes who were inspired by Mrs. Larmore’s devotion to “giving back” to the Oldest and Best. In 1928 Annie Larmore responded to the plea of Bishop Warren Candler, speaking at her Commencement, when he asked graduates for their help in reducing Wesleyan’s debt. She made a pledge that day and honored it throughout the depression years and continued
to support Wesleyan’s annual fund in this way for 85 years! Annie Larmore earned a master’s degree in English from Mercer University and a master’s degree in Library Science from Emory University. She served as librarian at Norman Junior College and later became assistant librarian and head librarian at Mercer University. She was branch librarian for the Atlanta Public Library until she retired in 1973. During her career she was recognized as an outstanding librarian by Atlanta Mayor William Hartsfield. Wesleyan women will remember Annie Mays Larmore for her extraordinary dedication to the College and for her optimistic outlook on life. She encouraged young women to seek education, to explore all options, and to follow dreams and ambitions. She lived by her own motto, “Grow old, don’t just get old” and her philosophy on aging stood the test of more than a century of time.
1928 Annie Mays Larmore 1932 Alice Leach Gilbert 1934 Mary Louise Maxwell Barr 1935 Louise Manget Cate 1936 Mildred Shirah Kight Gladys Morrison Wiggins 1937 1939 Carolyn Malone Carpenter Frances Williams Jordan 1940 1941 Helen Lovein Jackson Jeanette Harris Morgan 1942 Betty Anderson Farkas Jane Gary Miller 1943 Mattie Lee Mullis Baxley 1944 Mary Smith Starr Elizabeth Rycroft Wood 1946 Dorothy Jane “D.J.” Wilson McArthur 1948 Bess Talbert Ginn 1949 Margaret Mitchell Hagan Alyce Russell Harrison Beth Parker Hunt Martha Groover Staples Evelyn Cason Wheeler Elinor Trunnel Whipple 1950 Martha Sheppard Tanner 1951 Martha Banks Gaddis Joy Johnson Kopp 1952 Mary Jo Mann Adams Carolyn Elder James 1953 Joanne Williams Callahan Francis Hesser Light Ouida Mize Scholtz Selma Haubenstock Yarmis 1954 Barbara Jones Akins Jacquelyn Burton Cook Theresa Garoni Parillo Beverly Anne Simmons 1957 Peggy Miller Nelson 1960 Claire Hammond Davis 1963 Carolyn E. Akin 1965 Elizabeth Webb Moore 1969 Virginia Kathryn Davis 1970 Carol Jean Latta 1972 Katherine “Beth” Perry Lunsford 1976 Susan Joyce Scenna 1977 Zoe Leach Conolly 1978 Hope White Meyer 1979 Kaethe M. George Robin Coble Taylor 1980 Sandra Smisson Tolleson 1984 Linda Taylor Nessmith 1991 Sharon Ann Holton 1992 Deryl H. Davidson-Miller 2009 Crystal Austin Braswell
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Welcome to the Board of Managers Wesleyan College Alumnae Association (WCAA) National Officers for 2012-2015 Vice-President for Educational Enrichment Jane Price Claxton ’68 Macon, GA Advanced Degree: M.Ed. Mercer University; Certificate in School Guidance Counseling, Fort Valley State College Occupation: Retired English Teacher and School Guidance Counselor. Alumnae Activities: Vice-President for Publications and Public Relations, Vice-President for Educational Enrichment and Carnes Lecture Series Chair, Alumnae Board of Managers; Loyalty Fund Chair; Center for Creative and Performing Arts Advisory Committee; Inaugural Spirit Showcase Director; Class Reunion Planning Committee; Class e-Rep; Class Liaison; Candlelighter; Alumnae Weekend volunteer; Benson Society; Stanback Society. Community Activities: Auxiliary, Wesley Glenn Ministries; Communion Minister, St. Joseph Catholic Church; Volunteer, Mount de Sales Academy.
Vice President for Development Jan Lawrence ’80 Oakton, VA Advanced Degree: M. Div. Student at Wesley Seminary, Washington D.C.; University of Missouri School of Journalism, Columbia, MO (1980-81). Occupation: Program Manager, Harris Healthcare Solutions, Falls Church, VA. Alumnae Activities: Loyalty Fund Chair; 1980 Reunion Chair; Society for the Twenty-first Century, member; Class e-Rep; Class Liaison; Candlelighter. Community Activities: Annual Conference Delegate, Foundry Charge, Baltimore-Washington Conference United Methodist Church; Advocacy Ministry Team, Foundry United Methodist Church, Washington D.C.; Personnel Committee, Foundry United Methodist Church, Washington D.C.
Alumnae Weekend 2014
April 25, 26 & 27
Watch for more information about your reunion this winter and get ready to register online!
Non-Reunion Classes and Big Sister/Little Sister Classes are invited to join in the fun. Alumnae Weekend – It’s not just for reunion classes! 44
Raleigh, North Carolina
Lake Worth, Florida
Pioneer Book Month Wesleyan Women are Well-Read.
Pioneer Book Month is a collaborative alumnae event that reconnects alumnae to life on campus and to one another through the common reading experience of Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones – the novel all incoming first-year students read and discussed during their first-year seminar classes (WISe). The new initiative was introduced in October with alumnae in eight cities opening their homes for conversation, refreshments, and a lively book discussion. Ten events were held in Georgia (Athens, Atlanta, Macon, and Warner Robins) as well as in Alexandria, VA, Raleigh, NC, and Lake Worth, FL. WISe 101 is an interdisciplinary seminar that introduces first-year students to academic life at Wesleyan.The class focuses on honing students’ academic skills, especially writing and critical thinking while modeling Wesleyan’s
diverse and challenging academic community. Ultimately, the class is an opportunity for students to understand the value of a Wesleyan education and begin the journey of discovering their talents and passions. According to Dr. Matthew Martin, Knox Professor of Humanities and Director of WISe, we chose Silver Sparrow because we wanted a novel that “students would relate to…Tayari Jones writes the stories of two sisters trying to figure out who they are, what they belong to, and what they care about – all of which are important issues for first-year students.” Thank you to all the alumnae who participated in the inaugural Pioneer Book Month. We look forward to reading with you again next fall!
Thanks to Pioneer Book Month Hostesses. Lake Worth, FL: Regina Bland ’76; Athens, GA: Ashley Garrett ’90; Atlanta, GA: Jaime F. McQuilkin ’06 and Sherrie Randall ’03; Sally Moffett McKenna ’75; Leigh Lambert Goff ’78 and Felton Carter Little ’79; Warner Robins, GA: Nikki Collins MacMillan ’94; Macon, GA: Ruth A. Knox ’75 and Millie Parrish Hudson ’75; Professor of English Dr. Matt Martin, Lauren Hamblin ’06 and Cathy Coxey Snow ’71; Raleigh, NC: Karen Garr ’69 and Linda Brown Walker ’73; and Alexandria, VA: Ashling Thurmond Osborne ’05.
As a student, I was not affluent and I still do not possess vast wealth in belongings or money, but I consider myself very fortunate (and absolutely blessed!) to have experienced Wesleyan with all my sisters, and I am better for it. That is why I choose to give, and I hope you will consider giving too.
Why I Give. by Abbie Smoak Lacienski ’01 By the time Wesleyan’s fiscal year draws to an end each June 30th, you’ve probably received more than one message from the College reminding you of the importance of giving to the annual fund. While it’s easy to fall back on the same “I’m not made of money” mantra that seems to be our autoresponse in this economic decline, let me share this. To meet the overall goal of alumnae participation this past fiscal year, members of Wesleyan’s board of managers were challenged to think of ways to do our part to encourage our sisters to give. I decided to appeal to my Pirate `01 classmates through an email similar to what is printed here. While typing my classmates’ names and contact information, my resolve to encourage each of them to consider giving was strengthened. As I read their names, bittersweet memories of our time on campus were conjured up, and I knew that in some way each
of them had added to my Wesleyan experiences and ultimately, contributed to the way I live my life and the person I am today. For Wesleyan, for my classmates, and for the women we have become, I am grateful. Considering all the various paths and stations that brought us together, and the short time they converged at Wesleyan, many people made it possible for us to be there. Whether a scholarship made our educations affordable for our families or not, without question it was the generosity of countless donors who gave to the annual fund that provided for our basic needs, like utilities. The fact is that others paved the way for us. Now it is our turn to pave the way for others. As a student, I was not affluent and I still do not possess vast wealth in belongings or money, but I consider myself very fortunate (and absolutely blessed!) to have experienced Wesleyan with all my sisters, and I am better for it. That is why I choose to give, and I hope you will consider giving too.
As a Methodist, I sometimes fall short in keeping with our traditions. But when it comes to giving, I am reminded of the congregational response in our monthly communion service: “It is right to give our thanks and praise.” Giving to Wesleyan is one way I show gratitude. It’s not the dollar amount, but the actual act of giving that matters. Whether you can give $5 or $500, I encourage you not to let the investment that was made in you end with you. I hope you will choose to show your gratitude by giving, and making regular gifts in honor of who we were then, the Wesleyan women we are now, and the impact we can make for those who will take a similar journey to Wesleyan. “True, Faithful, and Loyal, Dear Wesleyan, to Thee!” To give to Wesleyan’s annual fund, please use the enclosed envelope or give online at www.wesleyancollege.edu/give.
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Thanks to you Wesleyan College is extremely fortunate to have the support of alumnae and friends who believe in the College’s mission and give generously every year. Our loyal donors appreciate the difference their donations make to Wesleyan and her students. In an effort to be more concise when recognizing contributors, several of the past giving levels have been reinstated. Further, the new distinctions acknowledge all gifts to the College, including Annual Fund contributions and those for capital projects, scholarships, and other endowment funds. Every donor listed on the following pages has helped Wesleyan College and our students. Thank you for being part of Wesleyan’s success!
President’s Council $25,000 and up
Beloco Foundation, Inc. Alexis Xides Bighley ‘67 Sallie Touchton Boyette * and Isaac H. Boyette * Bequest Sylvia Maxwell Brown ‘63 Jane Johnson Butler ‘65 and G. Marshall Butler Butler Automotive Group, Inc. Sarah Turner Butler ‘41 * Bequest Betty Turner Corn ‘47 and Lovick P. Corn * Margaret K. and Robert J. Edenfield Neva Langley Fickling ‘55 * Bequest Arline Atkins Finch ‘56 and Ronald M. Finch, Jr. Georgia Independent College Association, Inc. Georgia United Methodist Commission on Higher Education Dorothy R. Gower ‘34 * Bequest Judy Woodward Gregory ‘63 The Hall-Knox Foundation Annie Anderson Jones ‘48 * and Frank C. Jones * Knox Enterprises, LLLP Anne and Andrew H. Knox Dorothy M. and Robert E. Knox, Jr. Ruth Austin Knox ‘75 Linda Harriet Lane Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia, Inc. Dorothy V. & N. Logan Lewis Foundation, Inc. Margaret T. MacCary
National Management Resources Corporation Elizabeth H. and George F. Pickett, Jr. William I. H. and Lula E. Pitts Foundation James Hyde Porter Charitable Trust Ruth and Marvin R. Schuster Margaret Duckworth Sewell ‘49 * Bequest St. Marys United Methodist Church Foundation, Inc. Randolph W. Thrower Sue Marie Thompson Turner ‘50 and William B. Turner W.B. and Sue T. Turner Charitable Lead Annuity Trust Fund of the BradleyTurner Foundation, Inc. United Student Aid Funds, Inc. Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, Inc. Robert W. Woodruff Foundation
James Hyde porter society $10,000 to $24,999
Hannah L. Allen ‘80 W. L. Amos, Sr. Foundation, Inc. Carolyn and William H. Anderson II Assistance League of Atlanta, Inc. Bearings and Drives, Inc. Candy and Malcolm S. Burgess, Jr. Patricia Stewart Burgess Family Foundation, Inc. Barbara Y. and Mark B. Chandler Ashley and Dean Copelan Patricia W. Davis Margaret M. Decker ‘75
Margaret Ewell Dickins Foundation Gayle Attaway Findlay ‘55 Joan Shapiro Foster ‘56 John and Mary Franklin Foundation, Inc. Courtney Knight Gaines ‘51 Courtney Knight Gaines Foundation, Inc. Anne H. and J. Harper Gaston Georgia United Methodist Foundation, Inc. E. J. Grassmann Trust Mary Laslie Grodner ‘55 * Bequest Mary Ann Pollard Houghland ‘60 Jana Witham Janeway ‘68 John-Wesley Villas, Inc. Charles H. Jones Family Foundation, Inc. Charles Jefferson “Jeff” Jones * Dwight C. Jones Ves C. Jones Fletcher L. and Lola Leete P. Kibler Irrevocable Trust Susan Pyeatt Kimmey ‘71 and J. Lansing Kimmey III Knox Foundation Bob Knox, Jr. Fund of The Community Foundation for the Central Savannah River Area Eleanor Adams Lane ‘58 Ligon Foundation Richard H. Lowrance Margaret T. MacCary Gift Fund of the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Priscilla Lobeck Maynard ‘42 * Bequest Brenda Witham McGinn ‘70 Mary Margaret Woodward McNeill ‘60 MCT Wholesale
Betty Nunn Mori ‘58 Debbie Stevenson Moses ‘89 Katherine John Murphy Foundation Andrew H. Nations Newbern Foundation Judith Miller Newbern ‘67 Harriet Adams Newton ‘51 Elizabeth C. and W. Michael Ogie W. Michael and Elizabeth C. Ogie Fund of the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley Joyce Paris ‘54 Mary Lowrey Peacock ‘54 Erle and Mary Peacock Charitable Fund of the Triangle Community Foundation, Inc. Lynda Brinks Pfeiffer ‘63 Amy V. and Tyler J. Rauls, Jr. Sydney and T. Alfred Sams, Jr. Mary Euyang Shen ‘46 Chris R. Sheridan & Co. Chris R. Sheridan, Jr. Robby and J. Daniel Speight, Jr. State Bank & Trust Company Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, Billy and Bobby Stevens Fund United Methodist Higher Education Foundation Susan Woodward Walker ‘70 and James Otey Walker III Marsha Witham Whitman ‘72 Frances Wood Wilson Foundation, Inc. Bertram H. Witham Bertram and Patricia Witham Foundation Julia Munroe Woodward ‘34 * Dorothy Smith Yandle ‘55
Gifts to Wesleyan FY2012 Current Fund College Current Fund
Source Restricted Unrestricted capital Fund Trustees $14,200.00 $401,852.19 $1,010,443.65 Alumnae Trustees $46,300.00 $204,681.36 $35,800.00 Alumnae $243,685.40 $1,054,270.40 $337,398.00 Corporations and Board of Visitors $82,705.00 $81,060.56 $132,325.00 Estates, Trusts and Bequests $0.00 $362,749.92 $2,000,000.00 Faculty, Staff and Students $3,842.00 $52,053.69 $2,155.28 Foundations $558,755.84 $213,980.93 $1,621,034.00 Parents and Friends $46,594.76 $115,585.20 $225,858.79 Church $4,328.59 $104,828.52 $50.00 Total $1,000,411.59 $2,591,062.77 $5,365,064.72
Gifts made between July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013
George Foster Pierce Leadership society $5,000 to $9,999
Betty Smith Addison ‘51 Elizabeth Mackay Asbury ‘49 and Frank L. Asbury III Clark and Ruby Baker Foundation, Bank of America, Trustee Bank of America Foundation Patricia W. and Thomas L. Bass George D. Bates, Jr. Family Foundation Martha Gragg Bates ‘45 Priscilla Gautier Bornmann ‘68 and John A. Bornmann, Jr. Emily Hancock Bredeson ‘49 Helen Jackson Burgin ‘68 Peggy Carswell ‘49 CLC Foundation, Inc. Mary Anderson Comer ‘43 and John D. Comer Community Health Foundation Glennda Kingry Elliott ‘65 and A.V. Elliott Denise D. and James S. Ellis Vivia L. Fowler Gena Roberts Franklin ‘71 Ardys “Bunny” Gardner * and Arthur H. Gardner * GEICO General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church Georgia Power Company Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. Hays Service, LLC Sharon and James C. “Cal” Hays, Jr. Carol Inman Heyward ‘60 and Andrew H. Heyward III Maria Salter Higgins ‘57 Ann McDonald Hurt ‘64 Helen Lovein Jackson ‘41 * Jackson-Burgin Foundation Toni L. Jennings ‘71 Susan Taylor King ‘63 and Robert E. King Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation Kroger Company, Atlanta Division Kroger Company Foundation Betty and Albert L. Luce, Jr. Macon Concert Association Joyce M. and T. Baldwin Martin, Jr. Molly M. Martin Fran F. and William M. Matthews
William M. Matthews Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia, Inc. Sally Moffett McKenna ‘75 McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks & Co., LLC Polly C. and W. Walter Miller, Jr. Walter and Polly Miller Fund of the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley Beverly F. Mitchell ‘68 Claire Michaels Murray ‘52 NextEra Energy Foundation, Inc. Ermine M. Owenby ‘61 Stephanie E. Parker ‘81 Perkins-Ponder Foundation Riverside Ford Lincoln, Inc. Joyce Reddick Schafer ‘55 Deidra West Smith ‘96 and Taylor W. Smith Marjorie Perkins Squires ‘51 and William H. Squires Antoinette Smith Suiter ‘47 Mary Beth Brown Swearingen ‘89 Synovus Foundation, Inc. Mary McCord Tierney ‘46 Toyota Dealer Match Program Kay B. and Wayne J. West
Gifts by Fund Gifts-in-Kind <1% Endowment 14%
Restricted Annual Fund 25%
Gifts by Source
Parents & Friends 4% Church 1%
$2,500 to $4,999
The Elam Alexander Trust American Association of University Women, Inc. Armstrong Foundation R.A. Bowen Trust Lois F. and Robert A. Bowen, Jr. Jane Speir Brook ‘76 and Arthur D. Brook Carol Burt ‘64 Jane Price Claxton ‘68 Cox Communications, Inc. Laurel Dean Gray Craft ‘46 and T. Fisher Craft General Commission on Archives and History of the United Methodist Church Patricia Gibbs Goddard Foundation Kathi Hill Goddard ‘77 and Robert C. Goddard III Alice Ann Hamilton ‘53 * Bequest Betsy K. and Robert F. Hatcher, Jr.
Unrestricted Annual Fund 10%
Foundations 24% Trustees 17%
Faculty, Staff & Students 1%
Alumnae Trustees 3%
Alumnae 16% Estates, Trusts & Bequests 31%
Corporations & Board of Visitors 3%
und Total with Endowment Totals Gifts-in-Kind Gifts-in-Kind $336,150.00 $1,762,645.84 $8,000.00 $1,770,645.84 $19,250.00 $306,031.36 $673.72 $306,705.08 $76,288.00 $1,711,641.80 $1,347.44 $1,712,989.24 $15,490.78 $311,581.34 $6,914.15 $318,495.49 $879,879.06 $3,242,628.98 $0.00 $3,242,628.98 $50.00 $58,100.97 $0.00 $58,100.97 $160,900.00 $2,554,670.77 $0.00 $2,554,670.77 $31,467.50 $419,506.25 $13,600.00 $433,106.25 $100.00 $109,307.11 $0.00 $109,307.11 $1,519,575.34 $10,476,114.42 $30,535.31 $10,506,649.73
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Beverly J. and Gilbert Held IBM Corporation Mary Cordes Kelley ‘39 John S. and James L. Knight Foundation John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia, Inc. Melvin I. Kruger Shelley and Steven L. Kruger L.E. Schwartz & Son, Inc. Melanie Filson Lewis ‘93 D T McNeill Foundation Medical Center of Central Georgia Middle Georgia Chapter Society of CPAs R. Duke Miller Lois E. and R. Duke Miller Family Foundation, Inc. Elizabeth Gibbons Montis ‘66 and George P. Montis Peggy Worrell Murphy ‘51 Stephen A. Reichert Stephen A. Reichert Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia, Inc. Harriet Laslie Reynolds ‘62 and John D. Reynolds III South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church SunTrust Bank of Middle Georgia SunTrust Foundation Patrenice Guthrie Thomas ‘96 Marion W. Vickers Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Geovette E. Washington ‘89 Wesleyan College Alumnae Association Wesleyan Council on Religious Concerns Andrea C. and Lawrence B. Williford
catherine brewer benson society $1,000 to $2,499
May Morgan Ackerman ‘94 and Robert K. Ackerman Carolyn E. Akin ‘63 * Leesa Dwin Akins ‘87 Susan B. and William H. Allen Deborah Wedgworth Altman ‘72 Doris Poe Anderson ‘48 Anonymous Anonymous Georgia Milligan Arthur ‘51 S. Carol Baird Julia G. Baldwin Nancy Johnson Ballard ‘63 Laura Sullivan Barkley ‘68 and Donald A. Barkley Patricia T. Barmeyer Harriett Johnson Bell ‘59 Lorinda Lou Beller ‘64 Jane and Dameron Black III Marion Spencer Bluestone ‘66 Georgann Dessau Blum ‘47 and Arnold S. Blum Lucy Bowers John W. Boyes Gloria Boyette ‘60 Bradley Foundation, Inc. Kathy A. Bradley ‘78 Debra J. Brook and Michael F. Kemp Kathleen DeBerry Brungard ‘67
Margaret Craig Bryant ‘63 Margaret and Mark Burgessporter Mark and Margaret Burgessporter Trust Central Georgia EMC Foundation Christ Episcopal Church Marsha Lynn Christy ‘73 and John D. Christy Law Offices of John D. Christy Ellen S. Clann Helma Wood Clark ‘90 and Jerry Clark Nora Gordon Clarke ‘52 Carolyn and F. Bradford Clifton Walter Clifton Family Fund of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc. Collette Travel Service, Inc. Frances Oehmig Collins ‘47 Committee to Keep Judge Cynthia Wright Bradley Currey, Jr. Dorothy Groh Cutler ‘64 and William J. Cutler, Jr. Daaan Group, LLC Emily Hardman Dickey ‘58 and Wilmer N. Dickey James R. Dillon, Jr. William James Dorminy Foundation, Inc. Mary Ann Ward Dudley ‘68 Betty Hall Dunn ‘47 Mildred Fincher Efland ‘42 and Mack P. Efland, Jr. Clarice Pittman Elder ‘58 and Truett L. Elder Annetta Zimmerman Elliott ‘67 Charlotte Battle Everbach ‘52 Kel-Ann S. Eyler C. Steve Farr Evelyn LeRoy Fortson ‘52 and Norman J. Fortson Elizabeth Truitt Furlow ‘55 Jean Cain Gaddis ‘61 Martha Kennedy Gay ‘56 GE Foundation Janet Mewbourne Genest ‘65 Julia Cobey Gluck ‘62 Gluck Family Fund of the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Judy Cline Godwin ‘53 Carol Ann Goodloe ‘75 Jane Mulkey Green ‘42 Charles E. Greene Greene & Associates, Inc. Joan B. and Warren Griffin, Jr. Teresa M. and Benjamin W. Griffith III Griffith Family Charitable Foundation, Inc. Elizabeth W. Hardin Laura T. and David T. Harris Laura and David Harris Gift Fund of the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Emily Sawyer Hart ‘56 and Howard R. Hart, Jr. Betty Upchurch Hasty ‘55 Georgia W. and Robert F. Hatcher Sally Anderson Hemingway ‘79 Van K. and Terry A. Henderson Jane Epps Henry ‘47 Carole Broadwell Hollis ‘55 Susan L. Holloway ‘82 Gene A. Hoots Linna and Chris Hoppe Houghland Foundation Betty S. and William H. Hurdle
Gifts made between July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013
Janet Friberg Jarrett ‘78 Rosalind Turner Jeter ‘70 and James M. Jeter Judy McConnell Jolly ‘64 Elizabeth C. and Gerard P. Joseph Catherine Gibbons Jost ‘70 Suzanne Gosnell Joye ‘64 Suzanne Woodham Juday ‘69 Elizabeth Rogers Kelly ‘72 Carol Bacon Kelso ‘73 Julia Stillwell Ketcham ‘58 and Ralph L. Ketcham Nancy C. Kinzer Pat Rimmer Knox-Hudson ‘58 Kathleen Propps Langford ‘72 Carol Clay LaPides ‘60 Susie Black LaPosta ‘75 Annie Mays Larmore ‘28 * Janet M. Lawrence ‘80 Martha Bell Lewis ‘60 Maria Tsong Lian ‘62 Lucille A. and Joseph W. Little Diane A. Lumpkin ‘63 Nancy Dixon Lutz ‘60 Brock and Nancy Lutz Charitable Fund of the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund MaconPower Nan G. Maddux ‘75 Patricia M. and Richard H. Maddux Barbara Beddingfield Magnan ‘81 Linda Chambers Mahan ‘61 Richard P. Maier Charlotte Thomas Marshall ‘63 Leslie Bradberry Mastroianni ‘88 Margaret M. Mathews ‘73 Toni and James W. McCook III Frances Parker McCrary ‘62 and Dennie L. McCrary Susan Thigpen McDuffie ‘53 Rita Parker McGarity ‘75 Laura J. Meadows Elizabeth O’Donnell Menkhaus ‘76 Marybelle Proctor Menzel ‘62 Sidney E. Middlebrooks Peggy Likes Miller ‘65 Margaret Thompson Monahan ‘67 Eleanor M. and Percy Montague III * Caron Griffin Morgan ‘73 Morning Music Club Ann and James L. Moses Lynn B. Moses ‘77 Julia C. Munroe ‘04 Anne Whipple Murphey ‘48 and ‘49 The National Christian Foundation Susan Stankrauff Newman ‘57 Susan Kirvin Ogburn ‘67 P&G Fund George R. Parkerson, Jr. Susan M. and G. Robert Parkerson III Pamela Henry Pate ‘71 and James B. Pate Lori Reese Patton ‘90 and Macon Patton Virginia Barber Perkins ‘63 Charlotte Smith Pfeiffer ‘66 Jo Bogan Prout ‘66 Mary Belle Gardner Quesenberry ‘43 Bonnie Padgett Ramsbottom ‘93 and William D. Ramsbottom Evelyn Seals Rawcliffe-Kimbrell ‘97 and Kenneth Kimbrell Bebe and Albert P. Reichert, Jr. Helen Dunwody Reichert ‘75 and
Robert A. Reichert Jane Howard Reinmuth ‘58 Martha Anne Neville Reynolds ‘57 and Robert J. Reynolds Jody Bethea Riggs ‘88 Renate Butler Ryan ‘63 SCANA Energy, Macon SCANA Services Inc. Judith Kuhn Schlichter ‘64 Trudie Parker Sessions ‘65 Margaret Duckworth Sewell ‘49 * Jeanette Loflin Shackelford ‘61 Nancy Peterson Shaw ‘58 Jane Courtenay Shockley ‘56 Karen Connor Shockley ‘63 William P. Simmons Charitable Trust of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia, Inc. Mary M. and Labe Sloop Jean Cone Snooks ‘45 Cathy Coxey Snow ‘71 Mary Ann Bateman Spell ‘68 Martha Groover Staples ‘49 * and James C. Staples * James and Martha Staples Trust Starr Electric Company, Inc. Bonnie and Joe Starr Joyce Brandon Starr ‘63 Kathryn Gibbs Steinbruegge ‘45 Beverly Jo Flynt Strean ‘60 Kathryn Stiles Stribling ‘47 Mary Langel Stults ‘81 SunTrust Foundation Matching Gift Program Nina Sheppard Terrell ‘58 Catherine Cushing Thierry ‘68 Betty A. Thompson ‘47 Julie St. John Thornton ‘78 Casey Thurman ‘65 Reba Thurmond ‘57 Paula Pritchard Todd ‘58 Paula M. Todd Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Lakeland, Inc. Melinda Quiambao Toney ‘78 Verah Dorsey Turner ‘88 Deborah C. van der Lande Vulcan Materials Company Emily B. Walker Charitable Trust Laura S. and John A. Wallace Walt Disney Company Foundation Warren & Associates Charlotte S. Watson Charitable Fund of the East Tennessee Foundation Helen Proctor Morris Watson ‘46 Kate Stickley Watson ‘60 and H. Mitchell Watson, Jr. Vickie and Mickey J. Watson Gail Thompson Webster-Patterson ‘64 Wesleyan Class of ‘44 Mary T. and George Wickham Almonese C. and Ralph W. Williams Sally Irwin Williams ‘63 Beth Milstead Wilson ‘96 Mary Lee and Lane Wimberly Cynthia Wright ‘75 Hilda A. Wright ‘65 Virginia Sumerford York ‘60
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Alumnae listed in the class giving section
Alumnae listed in the class giving section
Robert H. Ackerman Herman D. Baker William N. Banks, Jr. Ben S. Barnes, Jr. Dale and William E. Barrow Harmon Beauchamp Kelly E. Bledsoe Brad Busbee Robert R. Canida Community Foundation of Central Georgia, Inc. Lois L. Cowan Fund of the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund J. David Deck Delta Air Lines Foundation ExxonMobil Foundation Merry M. and A. Donald Faulk, Jr. Barbara and Thomas P. Ferrell Constance and Carl Flair Leslie and Bill Gayne Taylor W. Griffin III Ann and J. Ellsworth Hall III Eugene T. Harrison III Mr. and Mrs. James C. Hays Quinn Hudson David M. Hyun Jane W. and James L. Jackson, Jr. Jackson Automotive Group, Inc. Robert H. Kahn, Jr. Family Foundation Marion H. Liles, Jr. Douglas B. MacMillan, Jr. Kemper R. and Joe W. Meadows Annette and David Mercer MetLife Foundation Glenna A. Meyer Susan M. and B. Douglas Morton III Mulberry Street United Methodist Church Robert J. Murphy, Jr. William W. Oliver, Jr. Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program Thomas E. Phillips Quentin R. Pirkle W. Warren Plowden, Jr. Margaret W. and William F. Quillian, Jr. David L. Richardson Warren H. Robinson Deen D. and James R. Sanders, Jr. Catherine Schmitt-Whitaker Jane I. and Alton Jason Shirah * Lewis Smith, Jr. State Farm Companies Foundation Philip D. Taylor Union Pacific Corporation Joseph A. Wall Geraldine R. Washington Kathryn Parsons Willis Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia The Winston-Salem Foundation Barbara S. Woodson
Bobbie Appling William E. Baird, Jr. Holly L. Boettger-Tong Veronica W. and William P. Brooks Lynn Carithers Kimberly S. and Steven W. Casebeer Frankie M. Chandler Trust Mary C. and Vincent J. Coughlin, Jr. Cathy Cox Dublin First United Methodist Church Mariann and Freddie W. Evans, Jr. James B. Ferrari Greater Macon Women Business Owners William L. Hammond Christy Henry Elsie B. Huston Katherine J. and Richard Hutto Barbara D. Jenkins Henry S. Jennings, Jr. Julie A. Jones L. Bevel Jones III W. Moffett Kendrick Kathryn L. Malone Marion Ecological, LLC Larrie Del and Joseph G. Martin, Jr. Monty T. Martin Jo and R. Hal Meeks, Jr. Merck Partnership for Giving Charles W. Pitts Paul R. Pizzo The Potting Shed Mark L. Rowe Sandersville Railroad Company Thomas T. Shealy Mae S. Sheftall B. Robert Shipp Bertha and William P. Simmons, Jr. St. Paul United Methodist Church Mary Ann Steinbach Robert M. & Lilias Baldwin Turnell Foundation Kevin L. Ulshafer Laura L. and Charles B. Upshaw, Jr. Brandi Vorhees Susan T. and Stephen Welsh Lisa and G. Mason White Mary Jean and Charles H. Yates, Jr. Youmans Chevrolet
$500 - $999
$250 to $499
Contributors Up to $249
Alumnae listed in the class giving section Theresa Abercrombie David I. Ackerman Mary L. Adams Franklin Agnew Albany First United Methodist Church Doris and Theodore S. Alexander Almand & Co., LLC Alston United Methodist Church Lura and William A. Amos Nancy and R. Lanier Anderson III Anonymous Gifts Kristen E. and Dennis L. Applebee, Jr. Chad Astin AT&T Foundation
Atlanta Wesleyan Alumnae Club Cynthia H. and James R. Autry AXA Foundation Joy D. and Jacques D. Bagur Libby Bailey Mildred B. Baker Kathleen P. and Dennis Ballou Virginia and Tom Barrow Fund of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc. Allyson and Randall C. Bashinski Sandra B. Baskin Thomas Bates Jan C. Beeland Charlotte B. Beeler Charles Benesh Laura Brooke Bennett-Day Sandra and Earl E. Benson Mary Berndt William H. Best Lisa and Thomas D. Bever Brock Bingaman Thomas H. Birdsong III Faith E. and William S. Birkhead June R. Bishop Karen Bivins-Hollis Charles M. Bloodworth David A. Bobbitt The Boeing Company Gift Matching Program Bold Springs United Methodist Church Bolding Trust Susan M. Bond Frances and Thomas Bosley Barbara S. and Wesley J. Boyer Patricia C. Brannon DeGuire Catherine I. Brewer Patricia and Al Bridges John P. Brown Joanna M. Brumbelow Emily R. Brumley Rhiannon Bruner Buck Creek United Methodist Church Joanna Buffington John M. Burns Cabaniss Baptist Church Jack Callaway Clifford S. Campbell, Jr. Patricia P. Candish Darlene H. Capista Capital Clothing, Inc. Carlyle Place Carter’s Chapel United Methodist Church/Green Bough House of Prayer Rejeana Cassady Centennial United Methodist Church of Calvary Jeanette G. Chaffin Joan B. Chapin Betty B. Chapman Graham E. Chappell Charlotte United Methodist Church Chattanooga College Medical, Dental and Technical Careers Sergey Chernokov Christine Clancy James and Jeannice Clark Gift Fund of the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Cater and Henry T. Clay Edgar H. Clayton III Susie T. and Clyde E. Click Cmayoung Enterprises LLC
Nancy S. Cole Coliseum Medical Centers Coliseum Northside Hospital College Place United Methodist Church Charles M. Cook Elizabeth B. Cook Elizabeth F. and David Cooley Dianna K. Cooper Ann F. and John W. Copeland Charitable Foundation, Inc. Nancy B. and Donald J. Cornett Lindsey B. Culpepper Nell and Sam Cunningham Hal S. Currey Dairy Queen Agnes Danciger Clark Darden Eloise W. and William B. Dasher, Jr. Dana A. and J. Stephen Davis Gerry B. and James S. Davis Meagon Davis Russell Davis Davisboro United Methodist Church Frances de La Rosa and Fernando La Rosa Virginia A. Deadwyler Decon, LLC Ali Dehghan Sue C. Dejournett Linda Dekle-Frost and Vail Frost Saralyn H. DeSmet Phyllis B. Dietrich Deborah A. Dietzler Christy Dinkins Jane A. Dolan Deidra D. Donmoyer Janice H. and Robert S. Donner Laurie B. and James T. Douglas Lawrence W. Drinkard L. Dale Ducote Christopher B. Duncan Ann H. Dunwody Raycine B. Durham Brenda M. and Donald J. Earle Nancy M. and Thomas E. Eaton, Jr. Valerie Edmonds Peggy and John Edwards Mack Efland III Edward Eikner Thomas C. Ellington Mrs. Robert F. Ennis Epworth United Methodist Church ETI Resources Glenda Ferguson Ancy C. and James W. Firnberg First United Methodist Church of Warner Robins Sara G. and Thomas F. Fisher III Nancy E. Fitz Katie Flair James Fleenor Sally H. and Lamar L. Fleming Sharon and James H. Ford Vi Ann S. and Paul R. Foster The Fox Joint Trust Carol and William H. Fox Louise H. and Richard E. Friberg Friendship United Methodist Church (Cairo Charge) Friendship United Methodist Church of Eastman Sirena S. Fritz Estate of Ardys “Bunny” Gardner
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Olivia R. Gardner Benjamin M. Garland Janice M. Garrett Charles F. Gattis, Jr. Richard S. George Georgia Women of Achievement, Inc. Kathryn M. Gerhardt Karin Gibbs Barbara M. Gibson Bonny and William M. Gibson * GIGA, Inc. Harry W. Gilmer Godbold Foundation, Inc. Leslie Goodman Martha Jane and George N. Grammer Rhonda Green-Barnes and Edward Barnes, Jr. Kay S. Greer Suzzanne R. Griffiths Lizabeth W. and David L. Guerry Margaret P. and Frank Gundlach Guyton United Methodist Church LaShonda C. Hackett Susan C. Hagemeyer Hall, Bloch, Garland and Meyer Nancy and Ed Hall Lisa Hallo James W. Halloran Jo Ann Harden Santosh Hari Toni and Kevin Harrington Katrin K. Haskell George J. Hauptfuhrer William A. Hawkins Amanda E. Hayward-Giles Sally M. Heard Randy J. Heaton Martha W. Helgerson Fred W. Hicks III Dickey Hightower Mrs. Robert Hines Hinesville First United Methodist Church Christopher Hoffman Connie W. and Edwin M. Hogan Byrom Holden C. Terry Holland Quintress L. Hollis Denise W. Holloway Mary B. Holmes Dominique G. Homberger Melodie L. and Jerry T. Hood James Houck Howard Chapel United Methodist Church Mary Ann Howard Trish and Danny Howell Karen E. Huber Pamela F. Huber Scott A. Huguley Sarah R. Huscko Dr. and Mrs. Richard H. Huster Kay Jacob Emily S. Jarvis David G. Jeffords III Patrice W. Johnson Estate of Frank C. and Annie A. Jones Denny O. and Samuel P. Jones Susan H. and Darryl Jones Mary T. Joseph David M. Kalish DDS PC Katherine M. and David M. Kalish Louise S. and Jerome L. Kaplan
Barbara S. Kavanaugh Forde S. Kay Mark L. Kelley Agnes M. Kingry Frances Y. and Thomas F. Knight Loy and Gloria Knight Fund of the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Barton Knott Teresa Kochera Robert G. Kopp Kara E. Koran Jan R. Kunzelmann La’ Berry Lamon Family Fund of the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Mary Lou and Ralph Lancaster Sheila LaPradd John Laska Dr. and Mrs. Michael N. Laslie Troy D. Lawson Laura K. and Joseph Lease Legacy Deuce Online Enterprises, Inc. Leigh A. and Brian Lemaster * G. Bryan Leskosky Janet A. Lewis and Robert Fieldsteel Robbie and Warren B. Lightfoot Linton United Methodist Church Frazer B. Lively Carolyn and G. Mayo Livingston, Jr. Joan Laslie Livingston Memorial Fund of the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Susan and Buz Livingston Danielle Lodge Judy Lott Louisiana Vegetation Management Association, Inc. Kym Preuss Lukosky ‘90 Jane A. MacKenna Douglas MacMillan Macon Duplicate Bridge Club, Inc. Jean P. and Charlie M. Macon Melissa Mahon Mallonee Family Foundation, Inc. Patricia M. and Robert D. Mansfield Marble Slab Creamery Florence and George T. Martin III Mary Pat C. Martin Shelly T. and Matthew R. Martin Traci and Fred M. Martin F. Dale Mathews Beth and Fount May, Jr. Judy H. and Dore` May Lisa P. and David C. Mayfield Melburn R. Mayfield John D. McAllister McAllister’s Deli Elizabeth L. and Thomas J. McBrearty Emylee H. and John C. McBrearty Gail B. and George S. McCowen, Jr. Michael McGhee McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC Robin and Dennis A. McIntosh Michael D. McKinney McLees, Boggs & Selby, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. L. D. McMillan, Jr. Fred McMullan Sybil B. McNeil Betty and Gary Meadors Michaels Wilder Midway United Methodist Church of Milan Minsky Pecan Market and Northeast Dixie Spring Water
Gifts made between July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013
Mitchell United Methodist Church R. Terrell Mitchell Monica Moody Marvin Moore Dotty Morgan James W. Morris Margaret K. and John H. Morrison, Jr. John H. Morrison, Jr. and Margaret Knox Morrison Fund of the Foundation for the Carolinas Mount Zion United Methodist Church of Valdosta Adele G. and Bill Muir Martha Muncrief Debra C. Mundy Valeria R. Murphey Michael P. Muth Wendy R. Myers Anthony M. Nardotti Lynn and J. Alan Neal New York Life Foundation Nancy D. Newell Carolyn L. and Clenon L. Newsome Lou M. and E. Carlyle Noel, Jr. Pamela Noles Northwestern Mutual Foundation Colleen and Sam Nunn Colleen and Sam Nunn Family Foundation Daniel J. O’Connor III Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cindy and George C. “Cam” Oetter, Jr. Beth B. Oleson Regina B. Oost and Joseph A. Iskra, Jr. Christopher E. Orlie Alain D. Owens Michael J. Parella Sara T. Parella * and Joseph J. Parella Park Avenue United Methodist Church Nancy R. Parker Lucretia Payton-Stewart Julia R. and Rush A. Peace Kristina Peavy Jamie N. and Thomas G. Perkins Janice S. Perkins Sally H. and Benjamin M. Perkins Emory A. Peters Denver Pickard Lori L. and William A. Pointer Todd J. Powell Patrick C. Pritchard Audrey P. Raby Nancy Rector Valerie A. Reed Kristin and John Reynolds IV Barry Rhoades Rincon United Methodist Church Robert G. Robbins Billy Robinson Julie B. Rogers Laura and John F. Rogers, Jr. Marcel and Henry M. Rosenbaum Mark Rothstein Lisa Rouleau James D. Rowan Rutherford Trophies, Inc. Alain R. Sappi Sarah C. and R.W. Schilling, Jr. Mary Helen Schwartz Judy and S. Leon Shackleford Betty G. Shewfelt Betty Sweet Simmons * Marguerite J. and Elliott H. Sisson, Jr.
John Skelton Lavinia W. Skinner Bridges W. Smith, Jr. Carol and Clark W. Smith Elsie C. Smith Gerald Smith Teresa Parrish Smotherman Rosemary and John Spiegel St. Marys United Methodist Church St. Peters United Methodist Church of Fitzgerald Mr. & Mrs. Thomas F. Stimson Gift Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, Inc. Charles H. Stone Leann R. and Mike L. Stout Laura D. Surace Stefanie Swanger Carol M. Swing Jamie L. Thames Sandra S. Tharpe Thompson High School Choral Students Cater and Bert Thompson Charles H. Thompson Sara N. Thompson Carol and Jerome P. Tift Marion and Martin R. Tilson Lindsay S. Timms Luchina B. Tolbert Ashley Tomlin Lucile C. and John F. Toole Ciaran Traquair Wimberly D. and Marc T. Treadwell Carol and Kirk Treible David J. Ulfik Union Pacific Fund for Effective Government Political Action Committee Barbara and Pat Unkel Ruth Unkel Carroll A. Walker Heather A. and Timothy R. Walter Michael Walton Patricia C. Watson Joanne G. Weaver Wendy’s Wesleyan Class of ‘63 Westtown United Methodist Church Amy Whaley Bobby E. Whaley Besangie S. White Christopher L. Whittington Tom B. Wight Howard Wilcox William B. Reily Memorial University United Methodist Church Joy Class Carolyn and Floyd B. Williams Howard J. Williams, Jr. Saleta Williams Jane D. and John F. Willingham John L. Wood Woodland United Methodist Church Wrens United Methodist Church Arthur G. Wroble Josephine C. Yancey Claire A. Yoder Dorothy and Ray Young Ying Zhen
Matching Gift Companies
These companies and corporate foundations matched their employees’ gifts to Wesleyan during this last fiscal year. AT&T Foundation AXA Foundation Bank of America Foundation Boeing Company Gift Matching Program Coliseum Medical Centers Delta Air Lines Foundation ExxonMobil Foundation GE Foundation IBM Corporation Merck Partnership for Giving MetLife Foundation New York Life Foundation NextEra Energy Foundation, Inc. Northwestern Mutual Foundation P&G Fund Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program State Farm Companies Foundation SunTrust Foundation Matching Gift Program Toyota Dealer Match Program Union Pacific Corporation 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. Almand & Co., LLC American Association of University Women, Inc. Armstrong Foundation Assistance League of Atlanta, Inc. Bank of America Foundation Bearings and Drives, Inc. Boyette Family Properties LP Butler Automotive Group, Inc. Capital Clothing, Inc. Carlyle Place Chattanooga College Medical, Dental and Technical Careers Chris R. Sheridan & Co. Cmayoung Enterprises LLC Coliseum Northside Hospital Collette Travel Service, Inc. Committee to Keep Judge Cynthia Wright Cox Communications, Inc. Daaan Group, LLC Dairy Queen David M. Kalish DDS PC Decon, LLC ETI Resources GEICO General Commission on Archives and History of the United Methodist Church Georgia Power Company Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. Georgia Women of Achievement, Inc. GIGA, Inc. Greater Macon Women Business Owners
Greene & Associates, Inc. Hall, Bloch, Garland and Meyer Hays Service, LLC Jackson Automotive Group, Inc. John-Wesley Villas, Inc. Knox Enterprises, LLLP Kroger Company, Atlanta Division Kroger Company Foundation L.E. Schwartz & Son, Inc. La’Berry Law Offices of John D. Christy Legacy Deuce Online Enterprises, Inc. Louisiana Vegetation Management Association, Inc. Macon Concert Association Macon Duplicate Bridge Club, Inc. MaconPower Marble Slab Creamery Marion Ecological, LLC McAllister’s Deli McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC McLees, Boggs & Selby, Inc. McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks & Co., LLC MCT Wholesale Medical Center of Central Georgia Michaels Wilder Middle Georgia Chapter Society of CPAs Minsky Pecan Market and Northeast Dixie Spring Water Morning Music Club National Management Resources Corporation The Potting Shed PPC Foundation Riverside Ford Lincoln, Inc. Rutherford Trophies, Inc. Sandersville Railroad Company SCANA Energy, Macon SCANA Services Inc. Starr Electric Company, Inc. State Bank & Trust Company SunTrust Bank of Middle Georgia Synovus Foundation, Inc. Union Pacific Fund for Effective Government Political Action Committee United Student Aid Funds, Inc. Vulcan Materials Company Wal-Mart Warren & Associates Wendy’s 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. Susan B. and William H. Allen Bearings and Drives, Inc. Charlotte B. Beeler Holly L. Boettger-Tong Lucy Bowers Gloria Boyette ‘60 Dorothy Ogden Brown ‘67 Coliseum Northside Hospital Dairy Queen Marianne Wooten Dunn ‘49 Margaret K. and Robert J. Edenfield Estate of Ardys “Bunny” Gardner Estate of Frank C. and Annie A. Jones
Ardys “Bunny” Gardner * and Arthur H. Gardner * Kathryn Kay Grayson ‘03 Patricia R. Hardeman ‘68 Beverly J. and Gilbert Held C. Terry Holland Pamela F. Huber Ruth Austin Knox ‘75 La’ Berry Richard H. Lowrance Macon Concert Association Marble Slab Creamery McAllister’s Deli Glenna A. Meyer Marvin Moore Claire Michaels Murray ‘52 Andrew H. Nations Pamela Noles Lynda Brinks Pfeiffer ‘63 Denver Pickard Carol King Pope ‘59 Audrey P. Raby Nancy Rector Riverside Ford Lincoln, Inc. Frances Varner Roberts ‘64 Rutherford Trophies, Inc. Sydney and T. Alfred Sams, Jr. Laura D. Surace Lucile C. and John F. Toole Judy James Tucker ‘86 Wendy’s Carolyn and Floyd B. Williams Jane D. and John F. Willingham
FOUNDATIONS AND TRUSTS
The following charitable foundations and trusts made generous grants and designated gifts to Wesleyan during this last fiscal year. The Elam Alexander Trust W. L. Amos, Sr. Foundation, Inc. Anonymous Anonymous Clark and Ruby Baker Foundation, Bank of America, Trustee George D. Bates, Jr. Family Foundation Beloco Foundation, Inc. R.A. Bowen Trust Boyette Charitable Remainder Unitrust Sallie Boyette Qualified Terminable Interest Property Marital Trust Bradley-Turner Foundation, Inc. Patricia S. Burgess Family Foundation, Inc. Mark and Margaret Burgessporter Trust Clarence C. and Sarah T. Butler Charitable Remainder Unitrust Central Georgia EMC Foundation Frankie M. Chandler Trust CLC Foundation, Inc. Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc. Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia The Community Foundation for the Central Savannah River Area Community Foundation of Central Georgia, Inc. Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, Inc. Community Foundation of Greater Lakeland, Inc.
Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley Community Health Foundation Ann F. and John W. Copeland Charitable Foundation, Inc. Margaret Ewell Dickins Foundation William James Dorminy Foundation, Inc. East Tennessee Foundation Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Foundation for the Carolinas The Fox Joint Trust John and Mary Franklin Foundation, Inc. Courtney Knight Gaines Foundation, Inc. Georgia Independent College Association, Inc. Georgia United Methodist Foundation, Inc. Godbold Foundation, Inc. Goddard Foundation E. J. Grassmann Trust Griffith Family Charitable Foundation, Inc. The Hall-Knox Foundation Houghland Foundation Jackson-Burgin Foundation Charles H. Jones Family Foundation, Inc. Robert H. Kahn, Jr. Family Foundation Fletcher L. and Lola Leete P. Kibler Irrevocable Trust Knox Foundation Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation Kroger Company Foundation Dorothy V. and N. Logan Lewis Foundation, Inc. Ligon Foundation Mallonee Family Foundation, Inc. D T McNeill Foundation Lois E. and R. Duke Miller Family Foundation, Inc. Katherine John Murphy Foundation The National Christian Foundation Newbern Foundation Colleen and Sam Nunn Family Foundation Perkins-Ponder Foundation William I. H. and Lula E. Pitts Foundation James Hyde Porter Charitable Trust St. Marys United Methodist Church Foundation, Inc. James and Martha Staples Trust Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, Billy and Bobby Stevens Fund SunTrust Foundation Triangle Community Foundation, Inc. Robert M. and Lilias Baldwin Turnell Foundation Emily B. Walker Charitable Trust Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, Inc. Frances Wood Wilson Foundation, Inc. The Winston-Salem Foundation Bertram and Patricia Witham Foundation Robert W. Woodruff Foundation
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Giving Levels President’s Council $25,000 or more
James Hyde Porter Society $10,000 - $24,999 George Foster Pierce Leadership Society $5,000 - $9,999 Candler Circle $2,500 - $4,999 Catherine Brewer Benson Society $1,000 - $2,499 The Fountain Club $500 - $999 1836 Club $250 - $499 Contributors Up to $249
For the past 19 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. 54
Class Giving 1928 Participation: 100% Total Annual Fund: $100.00 Total All Gifts: $1,100.00 Benson Society Annie Mays Larmore * ❤ 1929 Total Annual Fund: $14,035.69 Total All Gifts: $14,035.69 Porter Society Lola Leete Parker Kibler * Bequest 1934 Participation: 25% Total Annual Fund: $10,600.00 Total All Gifts: $141,850.00 President’s Council Dorothy R. Gower * Bequest Porter Society Julia Munroe Woodward * ❤ 1836 Club Charmian Stuart Thomson ❤ 1938 Participation: 31.25% Total Annual Fund: $800.00 Total All Gifts: $800.00 1836 Club Martha Beaty Ray Bernardine Smith Thomas ❤ Contributors Dorothy Wink Bolding ❤ Martha Bird Garrison Dorothy DuPuis Mackin ❤ 1939 Participation: 20% Total Annual Fund: $1,315.00 Total All Gifts: $2,815.00 Candler Circle Mary Cordes Kelley ❤ Contributors Maryan Smith Harris ❤ Barbara Davis Morgan Mary Lovett Sharpe Robinson ❤ 1941 Participation: 15% Total Annual Fund: $200.00 Total All Gifts: $2,264,484.42 President’s Council Sarah Turner Butler * Bequest Pierce Society Helen Lovein Jackson * ❤ Contributors Dorothy Steiger Fischer 1942 Participation: 41.38% Total Annual Fund: $1,450.00 Total All Gifts: $18,574.19 Porter Society Priscilla Lobeck Maynard * Bequest Benson Society Mildred Fincher Efland ❤ Jane Mulkey Green ❤ Fountain Club Bettye Withers Barnes ❤ 1836 Club Margaret Smith Carruth ❤ Elizabeth Martin Jennings ❤ Alice Burrowes Ritter ❤ Contributors Irma King Guest ❤
Gifts made between July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013
Jane Hutchinson Thornton ❤ Virginia Broome Waterer Ruby Maloy White 1943 Participation: 10.53% Total Annual Fund: $6,000.00 Total All Gifts: $6,000.00 Pierce Society Mary Anderson Comer Benson Society Mary Belle Gardner Quesenberry ❤ Contributors Mary Timmerman Geeeslin-Warfel 1944 Participation: 25% Total Annual Fund: $1,325.00 Total All Gifts: $1,325.00 Fountain Club Virginia McClellan McCowen * ❤ 1836 Club Lucia Lindsey Smith ❤ Contributors Elsie Carmichael Boyd Margaret Spear Diederich ❤ French Dekle Kelsey ❤ Lanelle Rogers Kopp ❤ Dorothy Smith Mahon Ethel Campbell Williams Elizabeth Rycroft Wood * ❤ 1945 Participation: 28.85% Total Annual Fund: $9,885.00 Total All Gifts: $9,885.00 Pierce Society Martha Gragg Bates ❤ Benson Society Jean Cone Snooks Kathryn Gibbs Steinbruegge Fountain Club Lois Goldman Cowan Wylene Dillard Kendrick ❤ 1836 Club Bettie Hotaling Bland Virginia Martin Lawrence ❤ Helene Jones Schwartz ❤ Contributors Frances Thurman Fitzgerald ❤ Sara Green Fraley Maude Williamson Garner Mary Brown Malone Heritage Mary Frances Webb Nall ❤ Bettye Milton Paden ❤ Winifred Bosch Titterton ❤ 1946 Participation: 30.77% Total Annual Fund: $14,171.00 Total All Gifts: $26,364.79 Porter Society Mary Euyang Shen ❤ Pierce Society Mary McCord Tierney Candler Circle Laurel Dean Gray Craft ❤ Benson Society Helen Proctor Morris Watson ❤ Fountain Club Martha Rumble Pirkle ❤ 1836 Club Laura Jones Turner ❤
Contributors Rebekah Yates Anders ❤ Jane Wallace Baggett ❤ Ruth Middlebrooks Barnwell Emily Bradford Batts Susan Lott Clark ❤ Mary Nunn Domingos ❤ Thelma Dillard Ethridge Mary Tappan Garrison Anne Morrison Killebrew Joyce Daniel Mann ❤ Jane Kollock McCall ❤ Mary McLendon McManus ❤ Jacqueline Lamm Souder ❤ Betty Howell Traver Joy B. Trulock 1947 Participation: 29.07% Total Annual Fund: $41,650.00 Total All Gifts: $251,947.20 President’s Council Betty Turner Corn ❤ Pierce Society Antoinette Smith Suiter Benson Society Georgann Dessau Blum Frances Oehmig Collins ❤ Betty Hall Dunn ❤ Jane Epps Henry ❤ Kathryn Stiles Stribling Betty A. Thompson ❤ Fountain Club Margaret Derby Champlin ❤ 1836 Club Jean Anderson Estes ❤ Geraldine Farrar-Thomas Mary Ainsworth Mitchell Rosa Schofield Spivey Mary White Ware Contributors Anne Carlton Blanchard ❤ Harriet Loeb Feeney ❤ Marilyn Mathews ❤ Jane Stapp Nadon ❤ Gloria Thornton Orr ❤ Emily Britton Parker ❤ Eugenia Corley Simmons Sara E. Smith ❤ Rebecca Train Stimson Martha Bradford Swann ❤ Mary Whitehead Sweeny ❤ 1948 Participation: 26.09% Total Annual Fund: $2,900.00 Total All Gifts: $359,570.88 President’s Council Annie Anderson Jones * ❤ Bequest Benson Society Doris Poe Anderson ❤ Fountain Club Pauline Phelps Deck ❤ Jane Mobley Dickey Anice Willcox McArthur 1836 Club Mary Nims Hogan Beverly Reichert Kennon ❤ Rose Crockett McRae Contributors Miriam Boland ❤ Alice Hicks Boyd Elizabeth McCants Drinnon Jean Cowart Fleming ❤
Margaret McWilliams Goforth Betty Tillman Hodges ❤ Cordelia Dessau Holliday ❤ Christine Nicholas Elizabeth Hean Stone ❤ Marie Wilson Turner 1949 Participation: 42.86% Total Annual Fund: $20,699.81 Total All Gifts: $73,224.81 President’s Council Margaret Duckworth Sewell * Bequest Pierce Society Elizabeth Mackay Asbury ❤ Emily Hancock Bredeson ❤ Peggy Carswell ❤ Benson Society Anne Whipple Murphey Margaret Duckworth Sewell * ❤ Martha Groover Staples * ❤ Fountain Club Mary Launius Beauchamp * ❤ Emmie Carlton Johnson ❤ Betty Daniel Robinson ❤ 1836 Club Mildred Roads Griffith ❤ Mildred Hawkins Jones ❤ Francina Brock Kern Mary Elizabeth Strom Marlow Jane Chandler Rhodes ❤ Renee’ Rousseau Tillery ❤ Contributors Virginia Cole Barrow Beverly Banks Boland Betty Jo Watson Bowdre ❤ Susan Gragg Cash ❤ Patricia Johnson Childs ❤ Janet Kelly Collins Marianne Wooten Dunn Beverly Folsom Dyer Betty Buntyn Googe ❤ Mary Lane Edwards Hartshorn ❤ Jane Morgan Hogan Dorothy Stubbs Hollingsworth ❤ Beth Parker Hunt * ❤ Jean Walker Knight Ruby Layson ❤ June Veendall Miller ❤ Wilhelmenia Taylor Nesbit Anne Gilmore New Frances Smith Ramsey ❤ Nadine Cranmer Read ❤ Sara Stewart Rountree ❤ Clara Hillis Schenke ❤ Jerrye Griffeth Short ❤ Elizabeth Cook Smith ❤ Carolyn Wood Solana Anne Strozier Threadgill ❤ Charlotte Little Walker Marianne Coleman Whiteway Martha Barrett Woodard Julia Weathers Wynne ❤ 1950 Participation: 29.73% Total Annual Fund: $5,170.00 Total All Gifts: $45,195.00 President’s Council Sue Marie Thompson Turner 1836 Club Carleen Gaulden Gardner Jean Link Rankin ❤ Ann Messink Ross ❤ Martha Sheppard Tanner ❤ Contributors Myra Jane Holman Bird ❤ Josephine Russell Campbell ❤ Patricia Pope Chilton ❤ Mary Newell Cobb Sara Johnston Fowke ❤
Charlotte R. Gaines Frances Mahone Gavin Mary Fordham Greenfield ❤ Jeanne Gellerstedt Hicks Louise Cochran Mayfield ❤ Betty Parham McGee ❤ Elizabeth Smith Moore Martha Ann Wood Robertson ❤ Dorothy Surrency Rosenbloom ❤ Harriett Middlebrooks Roswurm Margaret Shefelton Smith Nancy Black Wheatley 1951 Participation: 32.98% Total Annual Fund: $16,287.00 Total All Gifts: $49,771.00 Porter Society Courtney Knight Gaines ❤ Harriet Adams Newton ❤ Pierce Society Betty Smith Addison ❤ Marjorie Perkins Squires ❤ Candler Circle Peggy Worrell Murphy ❤ Benson Society Georgia Milligan Arthur Fountain Club Allee Gardiner Hollis ❤ Marjorie Gray Masson ❤ 1836 Club Jane Wilkin Anthony ❤ Donna Lloyd Gardner Helen Youngblood Kendrick * Sidney Ford Tatom ❤ Contributors Jane Rand Breunig Frances Sinback Campbell Jane Schmidt Catlin ❤ Helen Longino Dunwody ❤ Nancy Wyatt Ezzard ❤ Anne McKay Garris ❤ Jean Elsom Hogan Robin Chesney Hopkins ❤ Joanna Mauldin Johnson Mina Collins Jolley ❤ Mary Ruth Lewis ❤ Jerrie Thompson Miller Ida Few Bigbie Mixon Catharine Elizabeth Neylans Delaine Durden Perkins Day Wilson Watson Frances Whitworth Mary Baldwin Woodland ❤ Eugenia Pierce Young 1952 Participation: 25.00% Total Annual Fund: $6,375.00 Total All Gifts: $11,375.00 Pierce Society Claire Michaels Murray ❤ Benson Society Nora Gordon Clarke ❤ Charlotte Battle Everbach ❤ Evelyn LeRoy Fortson ❤ Fountain Club Esther Deal Baker ❤ 1836 Club Ann King Standerwick ❤ Contributors Jody Mann Adams * Martha Davis Bauman ❤ Winifred Clements Begin ❤ Margaret Thoroughman Callahan Marella Mitchell Cassels ❤ Jean Youmans Coleman ❤ Margaret Lynch Cordell Mary Eva Bryan DuBose ❤ Patricia Berry Faust ❤ Beverly Harvey Hartman Martha Bielmann Hastings ❤
Virve Paul Martin ❤ Elizabeth Lewis Parsons Margaret Murphy Persinger Mary Bailey Rehm ❤ Evelyn Thompson Tharp ❤ Sarah Roughton Wilson ❤ 1953 Participation: 37.37% Total Annual Fund: $6,810.00 Total All Gifts: $12,357.00 Candler Circle Alice Ann Hamilton * Bequest Benson Society Judy Cline Godwin ❤ Susan Thigpen McDuffie Fountain Club Betty Jarrell Oetjen Ann Harrell Saunders ❤ Caroline Eagerton Upperco ❤ Kathryn Parsons Willis ❤ 1836 Club Helen Blackmarr Outler ❤ Madge Hill Sidwell Elaine Wood Whitehurst Contributors Mary Treisback Argalas Edwina Hall Beall Mayson Thornton Bissell ❤ Mary Ann Fitzgerald Blackwell Merrilyn Welch Eastham ❤ Gerry Dixon Eddy Virginia Polk Finch Anne Chillrud Forsythe ❤ Jean Nixon Gaby Sarah Higgins Harbaugh ❤ Eleanor Isom Harrington ❤ Kathleen Smith Hill Claire Houser-Dodd Kathryn Perry Hoyt ❤ Albert Martin, Jr. ❤ Betty Lou Barber McClure ❤ Mary Joe Cawley McGee ❤ Joan Jennings Norton ❤ Virginia Eidson Robertson ❤ Julianne Withers Roland ❤ Jacqueline Ward Schontzler ❤ Joan Pritchard Smith ❤ Grace Maxwell Sparrow ❤ Jackie Spradlin Stallings ❤ Anne DeAlva Strozier Gary Still Suters ❤ Frances Bruce Van Horn ❤ Joann Wilkes Williams ❤ 1954 Participation: 32.97% Total Annual Fund: $8,140.00 Total All Gifts: $24,165.00 Porter Society Joyce Paris ❤ Mary Lowrey Peacock ❤ Fountain Club Elizabeth Gaunt Bryan ❤ Ann Parsons Odum ❤ Martha Jean Laslie Woodward ❤ 1836 Club Varese Chambless Contributors Marcia Mallet Ades ❤ Patricia Davison Baehr Natalie Brewton Barfield ❤ Harriett Willis Bevil ❤ Athelyn Wade Buttrill ❤ Jeannice Hammond Clark ❤ Barbara Walker Coburn ❤ Dolores English Davidson Marilyn Bennett Edwards ❤ Emily Cook Fawcett ❤ Natholyn Miller Freeman Ruth White Fruit ❤ Maryhelen Hendrix Gibson ❤
Joan Clements Holland Autumn Cook Ireland ❤ Marjorie McCarty Massenburg Natalie Miller McCook ❤ Leah Wallat Odden ❤ Agnes Donaldson Porterfield Virginia Whiteman Robinson Blaine Ross Shanks Norma Stillwell Stevens Betty Moss Swygert Joan Walker ❤ 1955 Participation: 36.62% Total Annual Fund: $45,309.20 Total All Gifts: $87,982.13 President’s Council Neva Langley Fickling * Bequest Porter Society Gayle Attaway Findlay ❤ Mary Laslie Grodner * Bequest Dorothy Smith Yandle ❤ Pierce Society Joyce Reddick Schafer Benson Society Elizabeth Truitt Furlow ❤ Betty Upchurch Hasty Carole Broadwell Hollis Fountain Club Judith Fuller Johnson ❤ Harriett Wadsworth Ragland ❤ 1836 Club Ann Hunter McCandless ❤ Sara Stuart Seaborn ❤ Contributors Joyce Caldwell Bryan ❤ Betty Frances Castlen ❤ Sarah McGee Creech Phyllis Clough Davis ❤ Juanita Sexton Dowling-Brandon ❤ Gerda Paul Erickson ❤ Frances Moulthrop Gordon ❤ Ada Morris Lamon ❤ Mary Webb Lockhart ❤ Elizabeth Wilson Lowry ❤ Thyrza White McClure Patricia Beckler McWhorter ❤ Susan Higgins Parry Joyce Ann Loudermilk Richards ❤ Joann Garrett Rusch Helen Horne Sweigert 1956 Participation: 34.67% Total Annual Fund: $27,085.00 Total All Gifts: $101,085.00 President’s Council Arline Atkins Finch ❤ a Porter Society Joan Shapiro Foster ❤ Benson Society Martha Kennedy Gay ❤ a Emily Sawyer Hart ❤ a Jane Courtenay Shockley ❤ Fountain Club Carolyn Sims Brooks ❤ a 1836 Club Shirley Swain Register ❤ a Contributors Lucy Neeley Adams ❤ a Ruth Wong Arnow ❤ Sarah Ware Arthur ❤ Kay Johnson Bergh Frances Cassel Berry ❤ Jo Ann Copeland Chapple ❤ a Elizabeth Comer Clark ❤ Lloyd Young Flanders ❤ a Paula Hunt Geiger ❤ a Betty Ann Peacock Hughes Irene I-Ling Mao Hui ❤ Olivia Evans Kappus Mary Tappan Mabry ❤
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Marion Wade Mixon ❤ a Lou Ann Taylor Nash ❤ Sara Lee Lane Ogilvie ❤ Isabel Graf Saterbak ❤ a Barbara Barnes Sims Trudy Wilson Topolosky ❤ 1957 Participation: 27.62% Total Annual Fund: $11,760.20 Total All Gifts: $11,785.20 Pierce Society Maria Salter Higgins ❤ Benson Society Susan Stankrauff Newman ❤ a Martha Anne Neville Reynolds ❤ Reba Thurmond ❤ a Fountain Club Juliette Adams Hawk ❤ a Eleanor McDonald Still ❤ a 1836 Club Nancy McClellan Flowers Laura Johnson Fowler ❤ a Mary Pierpont Riley Hall ❤ Carla DuBose Kalec ❤ a Eleanor Thompson Futch Rosen ❤ Contributors Betty Brender Belanger ❤ a Norma Ford Cassens-Axx Gray Rowland Curlee ❤ a Mildred Taylor Dennis Martha Sisson Gaston Christine Little Greene Ruth Chapman Ham Sally Thorp Heath ❤ Anne Hankinson Lane Betty Kemper Lhotka Mary Hodge Malone Sue Rogers McCright ❤ Jean Middlebrooks Morris JoAn Bloodworth Nunnelly Sandra Deisch Ringdahl ❤ Sylvia Vanlandingham Rossiter Joan Maddox Sammons ❤ Marguerite Malcolm Yarboro ❤ a 1958 Participation: 41.67% Total Annual Fund: $46,090.02 Total All Gifts: $57,515.02 Porter Society Eleanor Adams Lane a Betty Nunn Mori a Benson Society Emily Hardman Dickey Clarice Pittman Elder Julia Stillwell Ketcham Pat Rimmer Knox-Hudson Jane Howard Reinmuth Nancy Peterson Shaw Nina Sheppard Terrell ❤ Paula Pritchard Todd Fountain Club Mary Rose Ackerman Margaret Moody Iwamoto ❤ Patricia Haddle Keck Anne McGee Morganstern ❤ 1836 Club Beulah Laslie Brinson ❤ Temple Wilson Ellis ❤ a Lorena Campbell Piper Anne Stewart Raymond ❤ Linda McElroy Steed ❤ a Louise Sawyer Whipple Contributors Luleen Sandefur Anderson ❤ Nan Cherry Baird Mary Cooper Braun ❤ Rosemary Brown Wynn Armstrong Creal Joyce Reynolds Davidson
Bee Seckinger Epley Elinor Maxwell Garner ❤ Beverly Castle Grant Cecile Glausier Harrell Elizabeth Cauthen Hofmann ❤ Nancy Doss Holcombe ❤ Nancy Cook Hollingsworth ❤ Medra Lott Keyser ❤ a Rebekah Duncan Kinsey ❤ Joy Jenkins Meyers Martha Carter Middlemas-Bryant ❤ a Mary Reese Myers Madeline O’Rourke Jensene Godwin Payne ❤ Joan Nachbaur Rathbun ❤ Delia Bridwell Reynolds ❤ Marian Baum Russell ❤ a Stella Girardeau Russell ❤ Nancy McCook Spence ❤ Gloria Barwick Szokoly Virginia Talbot June Mays Turner Zoe Moore Turner ❤ a Doris Stone Wilder 1959 Participation: 30.11% Total Annual Fund: $3,999.00 Total All Gifts: $4,099.00 Benson Society Harriett Johnson Bell ❤ a Fountain Club Manita Bond Dean ❤ a 1836 Club Lee Brenaman Holmes ❤ Louise Banks Peavy Jane Powers Weldon ❤ a Contributors Carolyn Wade Barry ❤ a Elizabeth Blalock Butler ❤ a Marcia Adams Cashin ❤ a Beverly Conner Cole Ann Lee Alley Earnshaw ❤ a Helen Poole Fontsere’ ❤ Charlotte Getz Gerken ❤ Julie Elliott Greer Janace Fender Griffin Catherine Murphree Hartley ❤ Patricia Moy Ierley ❤ Carmen Moore Jackson ❤ Kathryn Wilder Jones ❤ Wilma Gardner Kinslow ❤ Mary Terrell Mitchell Joyce Johnson Palmer Laura Davis Patterson Carol King Pope Sylvia Anderson Powell William O. Powell * Carolyn Bolick Siegrist Mary Ann Taylor-Hall Judith Johnson Whitwer 1960 Participation: 29.66% Total Annual Fund: $41,248.65 Total All Gifts: $54,033.65 Porter Society Mary Ann Pollard Houghland Mary Margaret Woodward McNeill Pierce Society Carol Inman Heyward Benson Society Gloria Boyette Carol Clay LaPides Martha Bell Lewis Nancy Dixon Lutz Beverly Jo Flynt Strean Kate Stickley Watson Virginia Sumerford York
Gifts made between July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013
Fountain Club Dale Odum Barrow Helen E. Cannon Eleanor Laslie Griffin Doris V. Manning Jacquelyn Davis Richardson Barbara Betts Tuck Carol Sibley Wideman 1836 Club Margaret Welborn Adams Kay Carroll Barnes Margaret McCready Cornell Ann Lavender Faulk Patricia Shriver Mancuso Tena Neal Roberts Meredith Young Rogers Contributors Suzanne McNatt Best Anne Stuckey Clarke Juliet Singletary Coleman Louise Somers Davidson Mary Moore English Lydia Jordan Hickam Paula Talbert Johnson Dee Bray Joiner Julie Adams Lewis Victoria Wilson Logue Sheila Nichols McNeill Julia Camp O’Neil Emily Richardson Giulia LaCagnina Saucier Betsy Palmer Smith Nan Millwood Solomon Neva King Thompson Molly Mallory Wilkes Mary Amerson Willingham Burt 1961 Participation: 33.98% Total Annual Fund: $9,985.00 Total All Gifts: $14,035.00 Pierce Society Ermine M. Owenby Benson Society Jean Cain Gaddis Linda Chambers Mahan Jeanette Loflin Shackelford Fountain Club Jo Anne Miller Gaede Suzanne Jones Kahn Janice Boland Smith 1836 Club Jane Baker Chaffin Mary Jo Porch Floyd Cora Ann Ware Wells Contributors Priscilla Leedham Blake Judith Warnock Burns Betty Claire Manning Clark Ann Frost Copeland Betsy Lester Dillard Janice McCord Doe Jean Edwards Dukes Ernestine Cole Fulmer Andrea Morris Gruhl Kay Watkins Hanson Norma Mullings Hunt Peggy Pearson Jerles Joanne B. Jordan Jane Stallings Knight Virginia Poole Lee Sandra Combs Lewis Jacquelyn Smith Lineberger Bebe Blalock Littles Linda Vogel Pfleger Gayle Langston Ricklefs Sheila Leto Scott Martha Kinsey Skirven Linda Lee Belford Turek Nancy Bowden Wiley Margaret McKinney Youngblood
1962 Participation: 37.35% Total Annual Fund: $7,435.00 Total All Gifts: $11,560.00 Candler Circle Harriet Laslie Reynolds Benson Society Julia Cobey Gluck Maria Tsong Lian Frances Parker McCrary Marybelle Proctor Menzel Fountain Club Carol Anne Rollins Harrison ❤ Harriet Holland Schmitt 1836 Club Jane Flemister Batten Ellen Weldon Dukes Dorothy Hendrix Hope LaTrelle Blackburn Oliver Contributors Maylin Burdison Ashe Marianne Hogsed Baumgartner Eleanor Hagins Bradwell Iris Carroll Edwards Emma Louise Keaton Franklin Charlotte Jolly Hale Dorothy Rhoden Hicks Sherry Staples Hubbard Rhoda Morrison Joyner Rachel Eppehimer Livezey Ellen Cone Lynn Mary Charles Davis Moses Sue Summerhill O’Kelley Sonya Shipman Otte Susan von Unwerth Overman Amelia Perry Parkerson Jill Jayne Read Elizabeth Daves Ream Sarah Calhoun Savage Ruth Dunagan Wood 1963 Participation: 33.33% Total Annual Fund: $32,333.84 Total All Gifts: $84,458.84 President’s Council Sylvia Maxwell Brown Judy Woodward Gregory Porter Society Lynda Brinks Pfeiffer Pierce Society Susan Taylor King Benson Society Carolyn E. Akin * Nancy Johnson Ballard Margaret Craig Bryant Diane A. Lumpkin Charlotte Thomas Marshall Virginia Barber Perkins Renate Butler Ryan Karen Connor Shockley Joyce Brandon Starr Sally Irwin Williams Fountain Club Ann Ewing Shumaker 1836 Club Elizabeth Wingfield Dick Barbara Johnston Plaxico Rebecca Bullard Powers Contributors Ann Lyn Lightner Allen Beth Wilson Arnold Sylvia Hutchinson Bell Cecilia McDaniel Brock Beverley B. Butler Helen Gnann Byars Marian Carter Clark Brenda Hawthorne Heckmann Linda Quinn Hickman Mary Goss Hughes Myra Hicks Korb
Susan Durant McElreath Tommie Sue Montgomery-Abrahams Lucinda Speake Mynatt Shirley Wise Richardson Fabia Trice Rogers RoxAnna Arrington Sway Sue Ann Savage Truitt Rebecca Ward Umphrey 1964 Participation: 53.49% Total Annual Fund: $12,265.00 Total All Gifts: $23,480.00 Pierce Society Ann McDonald Hurt Candler Circle Carol Burt Benson Society Lorinda Lou Beller Dorothy Groh Cutler Judy McConnell Jolly Suzanne Gosnell Joye Judith Kuhn Schlichter Gail Thompson Webster Patterson Fountain Club Linda Eaker Hall Virginia Bowen Maier Martha Simmons Woodall 1836 Club Glenda Barrett Bull Gayle Pierce Casale Madelaine Mackoul Cosgrove Nancy Van Aken Marti Sandra McElroy Preston Susan Sammons Elizabeth Sims Amy Meyer Stokes Martha Clower Thomas Sally Hutchinson Vermillion Patricia Jaeger Williams Contributors Barbara Abercrombie Agnes D. Albright 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 Mary Russell George Willanna Anderson Gibbs Elaine Kaloostian Hall Jane Curry Hinson Beth Bramblett Hirzel Susan Lillyman Hyland Rebecca Johnson Ingram Emma Jo Jones Ivey Diana P. Jeffreys Mary Helen Johnson Mary Ann Moore Johnson Paula McWhorter Judd Glenda Lou Neill Kipp Betty Sue Williams Levins Robin Hickman MacCurdy Frances Strickland Masse Linda Poole McCurdy Susan C. Monteith Andrea Reynolds Moody Mary Jo Moody Carolyn McDonald Parham Margaret Freeman Patterson Suzanne Whidden Pennington Janice Rich Rentz Mary Helen Hall Ringe
Lucy Guggenheimer Ross Margaret Mannheim Sease Harriette James Simmons Frances White Skoglund Eileen Mullings Smith Nancy Filer Waite Ann Johnson Wild Linda Maria Willson Pamela Watkins Young 1965 Participation: 33.33% Total Annual Fund: $26,315.00 Total All Gifts: $45,315.00 President’s Council Jane Johnson Butler Pierce Society Glennda Kingry Elliott Benson Society Janet Mewbourne Genest Peggy Likes Miller Trudie Parker Sessions Casey Thurman Hilda A. Wright Fountain Club Lynda Worley Hamilton Joanna Looney Reynolds Kathryne Meeks Sanders 1836 Club Margaret Shoemaker Gordon Carolyn Lake Harlowe Olivia Lopez Hartenstein Sharon Smith Pizzo Lynn Ramsey Stowers Jean Webb Tippins Contributors Rosemary McGraw Barfield Elizabeth Fuller Barnes Zea Jane Chambers Bostwick Dedee MacDowell Bowers Mary Jane McCarren Brantley Sharon Harp Campbell Judith Joseph Chalhub Ruth Ellen Philpot Compton Helen Kendall Elder Dale Keyser Farran Sally Bone Fay Elizabeth Harman Godbold Dianne Dempsey Holman Dottie Kea Johnson Silvia Gonzalez Kenneweg Gloria Dollar Knight Virginia Tribble Koster Susan Leonard Janice Parks Mahoney Nedra Martin Malone Brenda Freeman Manucy Virginia Mason Carolyn Martin McCrea Rosa Young McNairy Susan Cobb Middlebrooks Sally Eisen Miller Linda Segler Reynolds Suzanne Letson Scarbrough Katherine Champion Smelley Julia Stancil Sparks Stepp Diane Estrumse Taylor Gail Whittle Karen Witschi Wight Carol Banks Wilburn 1966 Participation: 24.71% Total Annual Fund: $13,095.00 Total All Gifts: $13,895.00 Candler Circle Elizabeth Gibbons Montis Benson Society Marion Spencer Bluestone Charlotte Smith Pfeiffer
Jo Bogan Prout Fountain Club Jo An Johnson Chewning Kathy Howard Douglas Catharine Burns Liles Patricia Davis Oliver Bonnie Smith Slovis Barbara Watson Walker 1836 Club Beth Childs Brooks Kathryn Stripling Byer Virginia Harshbarger Lamback Martha McGough Lang Susan Glover Logan Evelyn Fooshe’ Ogden Marcel Dworet Rosenbaum Sandra Bell Shipp Contributors Joann Roark Arneson Elizabeth Girlinghouse Bernard Marguerite Hall Carter Mary Thrift Chambers Barbara Clinton Abigail Howard Dillard Maxine Maddox Dornemann Carol Adams Garland Marsha McDonald Godsey Barbara Brubaker Hightower Dale Pierson Hill Pamela Easmann Holmes Virginia Goulding Johnson Virginia Glover Lee Lucile Adams Mathews Nan Nell McWilliams Becky Gleaton Mynatt Nancy Rowland Rehberg Catherine Bloor Servais Betty Westmoreland Shuster Dona D. Vaughn Dale McNatt Williams Jean Gilbert Witcher Sandra Grist Woods 1967 Participation: 22.16% Total Annual Fund: $51,084.61 Total All Gifts: $79,334.61 President’s Council Alexis Xides Bighley Porter Society Judith Miller Newbern Benson Society Kathleen DeBerry Brungard Annetta Zimmerman Elliott Margaret Thompson Monahan Susan Kirvin Ogburn Fountain Club Sally Griffie Mehalko Susan Rau Middlebrooks Harriett Willcoxon Palmer Kasey Carneal Phillips Helen Harwell Smith Suelle Marie Swartz 1836 Club Charlotte Babcock Ellis Anne Hilger Manley Janie Hudson Williams Jean Widney Wynn Contributors Judith Ragland Armstrong Sally Farren Benoy Daphne Murph Chapman Flo Williams Douglas Flora Phillips Grindstaff Beverly Gunter Gulley Cynthia Wilson Hauth Judith Johnson Highsmith Gloria L. Kennedy Helen Neal Kleiber Maribeth Wills Lowe
Elizabeth Heard Mallonee Suzanne Spradling Martin Kathleen A. Neal Kay Williams New Anne Telford Parr Virginia Sowell Popper Jurelle Whatley Stanton Karen Moore Thomson Marilyn Vickers Jane Manley Wheeless Nancy Condes Whitsett 1968 Participation: 43.41% Total Annual Fund: $27,533.87 Total All Gifts: $45,708.87 Porter Society Jana Witham Janeway Pierce Society Priscilla Gautier Bornmann Helen Jackson Burgin Beverly F. Mitchell Candler Circle Jane Price Claxton Benson Society Laura Sullivan Barkley Mary Ann Ward Dudley Mary Ann Bateman Spell Catherine Cushing Thierry Fountain Club Betsy Martin Bunte Charlotte Knox Canida Cheryl Grantham Fee Barbara Batson Ferrell Vicki Page Jaus Andgelia Proctor Kelly Gail Fulton Murphy Babs Richardson Pirkle Mary Jo Fincher Plowden Allyn Ballou Veatch 1836 Club Patty Pearce Cardin Susan A. Cobleigh Jessie Plapinger DuVall Ellen Beard Martin Suzanne Moore McGovern Geranne Hutchinson Mills Virginia Hiers Roebuck Jo Slover Smith Contributors Sharon Stubbs Adams Kathryn Hafner Agnew Susan Murr Alexander Kathryn Pate Atkinson Miriam Adams Atkinson Rebecca Mathews Beal Glenda Grist Beardsworth Eve L. Birmingham Beth Rogero Bowen Lynn Hays Davis Eloise Maxwell Doty Brenda Wilholt Elebash Nancy McMeen Freeman Anne Hood Geisler Susan Swain Goger Patricia R. Hardeman Susan Burr Harris Lynda Ogburn Hathorn Kristina Cross Hawkins Betty Smith Hipps Katherine Dickert Huffstetler Katherine Wilson Johnson Virginia Crapps Johnson Leila Kight Beverly Hodges Kitchin Easter Eddy Lancaster Laura Byington Ludman Claudia Mole Beverly Hartsook Nelson Nona Leslie Olson
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Cheryl Maund Page Joan Foster Park Lila Teasley Porterfield Judith Davis Powell Ruth Anne Gray Randolph Carolyn Sayers Russell J. Barkley Russell Martha Pafford Schindhelm Virginia Larson Schneider Susan Jones Shulman Marsha Fernald Sichveland Judy Floyd Smith Sally Duskin Speckels Martha Herring Stubbs Miriam Tucker Taylor Nancy Lowe Taylor Ina Davis Temple Mary Abbott Waite Diane G. Walker Ginger Sanders White Sandra L. Wiggins Lash Lawton Woodcock 1969 Participation: 19.53% Total Annual Fund: $5,664.00 Total All Gifts: $5,914.00 Benson Society Suzanne Woodham Juday Fountain Club Leila Elizabeth Dasher Ann Kinnick Keane 1836 Club Alice Peninger Beasley Lou Ellen Semler Boyes Karen Dupree Garr Janet Burkhalter Haworth Mary Beth Taylor Keys Diana Hall Richardson Contributors Ann Brown Austin Dell Hitchcock Bailey Sharon Malone Boyd Helen Dianne Brannen Ann Reaves Burr Dale Parker Craig Jean Meacham Crowe Susan Isaacs Dodson Julie Shingler Dunaway Tricia Pace Fordham Judith Haisten Gattis Linda Smith Gregg Stephanie Cheney Hendry Catherine Vickrey Killebrew Angela Fulton Kirby Betty Hood Lydick Susan Ewing Maddox Emmaline Haddle Pursley Gloria Garrett Seymour Diane Harrison Smith Pat Ondo Snyder Barbara Marble Tagg Gena Ware Wilson Nan Pelle Wuller 1970 Participation: 31.21% Total Annual Fund: $24,730.00 Total All Gifts: $32,355.00 Porter Society Brenda Witham McGinn Susan Woodward Walker Benson Society Rosalind Turner Jeter Catherine Gibbons Jost Fountain Club Sally Shingler Kurrie Suzanne Harris McAliley Martha Jane Thompson Patricia Hammock Wall
1836 Club Jan Bull Burgess Jane Ward Gault Kathrine King Gering * Anne Harden Murphy May Powell Parks B. J. Molpus Posey Ann Scott Terry Contributors Carol Balkcom Barton Mary Ella Gibson Bernard Rosalie Bischof Patricia Grogan Borders Chris vonLehe Burns Linda Goulding Camp Kathryn L. Clark Barbara Roland Colwell Emily Chase Cook June Hall Cooper Jan Drury Cox Anne Braendle Craft Jenny Kopp Curl Margaret Lane Evans Susan McMahan Fink Sally Myhand Flannagan Neal Peggy Persons Fox Kate Goldman Gholston Lana Tygart Griner Katherine Arnold Hale Wanda Saltmarsh Hopkins Linda Ennis Johnson Jonnie B. Johnston Charlene Payne Kammerer Colleen Smith Katsuki Shirley L. McFadden Deborah Giugni McMillan Linda Kinard Miller Theresa Edwards Millsap Sally Dietler Murrell Anne Herndon Oswald Cassandra M. Poulos Patsy Lockhart Schutte Patricia L. Voyles Cheryl Childree Woodford 1971 Participation: 35.96% Total Annual Fund: $24,933.00 Total All Gifts: $30,983.00 Porter Society Susan Pyeatt Kimmey Pierce Society Gena Roberts Franklin Toni L. Jennings Benson Society Cathy Coxey Snow Fountain Club Gloria Turner Lockridge Pamela Henry Pate Helen Ferguson Zachry Contributors Virginia Williamson Almand Cathy Henson Anderson Linda G. Anderson Shari Richardson Arrington Rebecca Curtis Basset Janice Moody Cayton Cynthia Bittner Funderburk Marjorie Bowen Graham Denise Kelly Hart Peggy Parrish Hasty Betty Chih Huang Deborah Smith Kelly Rosalyn Telford Kendall Carolyn Berger Krutoy Rebecca Edenfield Lingerfelt Harriett E. Mayo Derrill Dunn McRae Linda F. Patrick Kathryn Warren Powell
Gifts made between July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013
Juanita Gullahorn Rothschild Carol Rogers Smith Ellen Traylor Terrell Ellen Cobleigh Tomter Kirsten Johansen Welch Jan Shelnutt Whalen 1972 Participation: 36.76% Total Annual Fund: $10,835.00 Total All Gifts: $16,685.00 Porter Society Marsha Witham Whitman Benson Society Deborah Wedgworth Altman Elizabeth Rogers Kelly Kathleen Propps Langford Fountain Club Eileen Moffitt Batchelor Mary Catherine Collins O’Kelley 1836 Club Rebecca Jones Brock Christine Everett Sonya Tomlinson Holland Pamela Huston Rosenburg Contributors Joyce Rice Ellison Marianne Graeme Fortuna Deborah Dye Gigliotti Elizabeth Walker Heckman Mary Elizabeth Norman Huguley Linda Chance Newiger Nancy Jackson Osmundsen Sherryl Senna Pollard Lynn Golson Priester Linda Mills Sankey Susan McDonald Sheehan Dianne Searcy Smoot Janie Shirah Stump Dyleane Tolbert Taylor Eileen Vickery Thurmond 1973 Participation: 43.75% Total Annual Fund: $9,015.00 Total All Gifts: $10,165.00 Benson Society Marsha Lynn Christy Carol Bacon Kelso Margaret M. Mathews Caron Griffin Morgan Fountain Club Margaret McPherson Farr Mary Graham Ponder Foster Janice A. Mays 1836 Club Miriam McElheney Jordan Kathleen Amidon MacGregor Contributors Ramona Baker Carroll Ricketson Bolton Nannette Coco B. Claire Crouch Deborah Monds Davis Hale Coble Edwards Debra Henderson Hoobler Connie Burkhalter Hood Lisa T. Kuhn Elizabeth Lilly Katharine Johns Olson Anne Thornton Reynolds Lynn Ellis Rousseau Virginia R. Slack Jill Gerber Smith Susan Paul Tyler Linda Brown Walker Adriane Kelly Wood Weize Anne Hayes Wright
1974 Participation: 16.67% Total Annual Fund: $2,090.00 Total All Gifts: $2,090.00 Fountain Club Martha V. Johnson Marian Elliott Lewis Gail Murphy Oden Jessica Hughes Pitts Margaret Andrews Willis Contributors Rebecca Watson Dempsey Laura Hunt Edenfield Deborah Gardner Green Patricia Stillwagon Kessler Kathleen Russell Leysath Mary Elizabeth Jordan Lippitt Malvina Beal Moffett Debra Denise Stockton Mary Ellen Sheehan Wroble 1975 Participation: 35.42% Total Annual Fund: $43,490.00 Total All Gifts: $203,463.72 President’s Council Ruth A. Knox Porter Society Margaret M. Decker Pierce Society Sally Moffett McKenna Benson Society Carol A. Goodloe Susie Black LaPosta Nan G. Maddux Rita Parker McGarity Helen Dunwody Reichert Cynthia Wright Fountain Club Carolyn Bowman Biggs Lisa Sherman Hammond Mildred Parrish Hudson Bonnie Hunter Hunt Nan Dixon Souma 1836 Club Sandra Davis Townley Judith L. Whitaker Contributors Rhonda Pollard Bauer Kay Hickman Beasley Jean Bargeron Bender Marina Showalter Chancery Susan Lovette Fischer Dobbyn Catherine L. Hinman Barbara Tjia Huang Beth Sullins Hughes Mary Coble Kirkley Susan Word Kypreos Richelle McClain Gloria McIntosh McDonald Betty Snooks Moses Kathryn Latta Rivers Deborah Bell Roberds Helen Wakeford Thompson Sara O’Neal Veatch Janet Eidson Woods 1976 Participation: 22.92% Total Annual Fund: $6,905.00 Total All Gifts: $9,955.00 Candler Circle Jane Speir Brook Benson Society Elizabeth O’Donnell Menkhaus Fountain Club Virginia Pritchard Ashby Cynthia H. McMullen Carrie Anne Parks-Kirby Deborah Jones Smith
1836 Club Julie V. Castle Patricia A. Henry Contributors Selma Bohannon Bernard Robyn Sullins Bish Regina S. Bland Melissa Worley Callahan Jackie Herron Gilmer Melinda Poole Gray Marsha L. Jackson Jane Gardner Preston Mary Knight Robinson Lisa Oldham Sassaman Henrietta Craddock Schoonover Jenny Gatliff Smith Delia Tinnell Spinks Luelle Parkinson Stubbs 1977 Participation: 13.95% Total Annual Fund: $5,775.00 Total All Gifts: $5,775.00 Candler Circle Kathi Hill Goddard Benson Society Lynn B. Moses Fountain Club Beth Holliman Boswell 1836 Club Victoria Buxton Cork Contributors Faye A. Burner Victoria E. Carey Lucia Chapman Carr Karen Hicks Cummings Lauren Drinnon Leskosky Jenny Phelan Locklear Laura Ruth Norris Katherine Browne Stine 1978 Participation: 33.33% Total Annual Fund: $7,915.00 Total All Gifts: $9,415.00 Benson Society Kathy A. Bradley Janet Friberg Jarrett Julie St. John Thornton Melinda Quiambao Toney Fountain Club Darla Grinstead McKenzie Laurinda Murphy Norris 1836 Club Carol Hindman Butler Janet L. Keys Bryndis Roberts Candice Muehlbauer Shockley Rieko Oda Takenaka Patricia L. Tate Contributors Janet Rumler Brooks Debra Howington Carraway Jeri Ellis Crowell Beverly Burd Fetner Laura Shippey Gafnea Katherine Harvin Gibbs Leigh Lambert Goff Mary Margaret Dunn Griffin Jinny Stein Hubbard Anne Scarborough Hughes Rebecca Tatman Klase Lucy F. Lee Wendy Coffman MacMahon Mary McMillan Mancin Barbara Mock Merritt Janet Ort Laura E. Perdue Judy Day Powell Pamela J. Risi
Catherine Bradach Rockoff Stephanie Wilson Sedlar Janet Williams Sills Dawn Sapp Taylor Nancy McDonald Terhorst 1979 Participation: 18.48% Total Annual Fund: $2,575.00 Total All Gifts: $3,175.00 Benson Society Sally Anderson Hemingway 1836 Club Nadine Cheek Contributors Amy Miller Braun Jacqueline Webb Bullard Gail Bacon Ford Margaret Dilbeck Garland Lynne Anthoine Hueglin Denise Sarver Jewell Nora Kay Appling King Anita Marchman Theresa L. McKenna Sarah Johnston Miller Teresa D. Morrow Cynthia Mercer Riley Linda Stewart Scott Jane Grubb Durrence Vaughan Marianna Patton Walker 1980 Participation: 30.28% Total Annual Fund: $15,490.00 Total All Gifts: $15,710.00 Porter Society Hannah L. Allen Benson Society Janet M. Lawrence Fountain Club Lindsay Lemasters Lewis Mary Stephens Malone Allison McFarland Wilcox Contributors Anne Armstrong Eileen V. Begin Marcia Bronson Aida Bales Chappell Deena Harrell Cherry Valerie E. Cowart Lynn K. Daley Lisa Martin Darden Crystal Bell Davidian Susan Shuler Dombrowski Melinda S. Fraiser Bonny Denton Gibson Jeanne Myers Haslam Janet Waters Hebbard Shannon Lindsey Hudson Donna A. Jackson Susan Robertson Jaeger Sara Griffin Perkins Landry * Janet Leininger Wende Sanderson Meyer von Bremen Jill I. Myers-Knight Linda Carey Nardotti Helen Anne Richards Kelly Russell Wanda Maynard Schroeder Susan Snider Katherine E. Weekes Diana Jones Williams 1981 Participation: 16.67% Total Annual Fund: $4,535.00 Total All Gifts: $9,660.00 Pierce Society Stephanie E. Parker
Benson Society Barbara Beddingfield Magnan Mary Langel Stults 1836 Club Paige Hawkersmith Edwards Contributors Cynthia L. Cobb Nanette Shaw Coleman Hilda Cook Hilliard Mary Thompson Monfort Nancy Sinnott Parker Wade Mixon Putnal Lizann Youmans Roberts Donna L. Woods 1982 Participation: 18.75% Total Annual Fund: $3,366.66 Total All Gifts: $3,366.66 Benson Society Susan L. Holloway Fountain Club Suzanne Colter 1836 Club Lisa DiMuro Gosnell Contributors Leslie Buice Carson Mong-Zang Lin Chang Susan Dempsey Susan Murphree Ebersbach Rhonda Helton Hambright Linda C. Johnson Karen A. Martin Jennifer E. Morgan Edelma Gallardo Nicolou Jennifer Willis Payne Rebecca Moore Robbins Mary Ellen Skowronek Sutphin 1983 Participation: 30.00% Total Annual Fund: $1,565.00 Total All Gifts: $1,609.00 1836 Club Peggy Jones Hall Wadra Garner McCullough Contributors Cynthia E. Bell-Lee Laura Alexander Boone Judith Lane Brown Beth Parker Davis Mary Ann Aiken Fitzgerald Ellen Futral Hanson Anne Elizabeth Koon Catherine Cross McDonald Mary Lisa Boyer Millican Virginia Caldwell Musser Katharine Thompson Peacock Muffy Gordy Schladensky Kimberly Barksdale Tyson 1984 Participation: 17.65% Total Annual Fund: $1,341.00 Total All Gifts: $1,341.00 Fountain Club Loretta L. Pinkston Contributors Patricia Sterling Brzezinski Jo Duke Tonya Davis Gray Linda M. Hughes Amanda S. Jacobs Jeanon Moore Massien Rebecca L. Nelson Ava Arnold Wyatt 1985 Participation: 14.29% Total Annual Fund: $1,425.00
Total All Gifts: $1,675.00 Fountain Club Rhonda L. Barcus Teresa A. Goodpaster Contributors Lori Alcorn Campbell Lisa Ahl Duncan Sheila Belknap Feightner Holly Thorp Heath Sara King Pilger Stephanie Van Pelt 1986 Participation: 10.64% Total Annual Fund: $1,395.00 Total All Gifts: $1,395.00 Fountain Club Dana Flanders Laster 1836 Club Tara Baker Ramsey Contributors Alaine Thomas Bowman Kenlyn G. Sawyer Dana Grinstead Tanner 1987 Participation: 17.95% Total Annual Fund: $2,500.00 Total All Gifts: $3,100.00 Benson Society Leesa Dwin Akins Fountain Club Carla T. Asbell Dennis Sandra Cook Rives Barbara Roe Wallace Contributors Karol Cheng Lisa Morgan Edwards Teri Green Frazier Anne Rimes Greenway Laura Reid Hibberts Jackie Kunkel Ivey-Weaver Kayron McMinn Laska Lynn Lasseter Prater Lisa D. Shiveler Melissa Tolbert Smith Donna Waites Terrill 1988 Participation: 35.48% Total Annual Fund: $4,995.00 Total All Gifts: $6,495.00 Benson Society Leslie Bradberry Mastroianni Jody Bethea Riggs Verah Dorsey Turner Fountain Club Gwen Futral Gallagher-Howard 1836 Club Beth A. Herndon Lorie Patterson Lanier Karen Melton Soeltz Contributors Marian Lynn Abney Michele Arduengo Heather Russell Brown Kecia Whitlock Cawthorne Susan K. DeBay Linda Gay Eubanks Ana N. Fernandez Donna F. Groover Pamela Lohr Hendrix Amanda Blakey Jacobsen Margaret Baldwin Ligon Terri Henry Parker Maricka M. Rogers-Randall Kathryn Lawrence Spada Rosalind Evans Weiss
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1989 Participation: 25.76% Total Annual Fund: $8,261.72 Total All Gifts: $19,761.72 Porter Society Debbie Stevenson Moses Pierce Society Mary Beth Brown Swearingen Candler Circle Geovette E. Washington Fountain Club Tracy Ward Tilley 1836 Club Denise Cheek Brown Contributors Terri Futch Blocker Michelle Chance-Sangthong Kristin N. Claus Malika Ghosh Garrett Lura Harrell Hammock Julia Baker Huster Cynthia Buchanan Lynch Tyrene House Neil Monique Asbell Parrish Tanya R. Wade Dale Barfield Waters Robin Blue Wilcox 1990 Participation: 35.63% Total Annual Fund: $4,541.00 Total All Gifts: $4,541.00 Benson Society Helma Wood Clark Lori Reese Patton 1836 Club Pamela R. Sailors Contributors Deborah Hackett Brown Melissa Adkins Brown Hayley C. Burch Michelle Vitoria Cato Jennifer L. Collier Heidi Shannon Cook Leslie Y. du Mont Stacy Minor Evans Alice Armitage Fendley Sarah Moseley Gardner Ashley Garrett Natalie Azerraf Gates Maria Shackelford Gause Constance Bennett Grant Amanda F. Harris Tara Joyner Haussler Theresa Castruccio Hurst Holly Nichols Jarrell Lenora Harper Kilgore Kym Preuss Lukosky Regina A. Lynn Michelle Carter Messa Karene Harron Nebel Kelley Smith Powell Wendy Newingham Stanley Anne Duffes Weldon Virginia Bowman Wilcox Angela Kerr Wittmann 1991 Participation: 24.00% Total Annual Fund: $2,335.00 Total All Gifts: $2,335.00 Fountain Club Kari Goellner Kitchens Sheila Taylor Southerland 1836 Club Hope Hahn Shields Contributors Kendall E. Bowles Amy Lara Blanchett Carlton Elizenda M. Ceballos Katherine S. Compain
Melissa Malone Constable Beverly Oâ€™Connor Fitzpatrick Teresa Morris Futral Cynthia L. Hershey Beth A. Kargel Kathy Wagner Marcum Robyn Miller Schopp Stephanie Watkins Thompson Michelle Toole Westbrook Jeanmarie Desmond White Teresa Morgan Wyrick 1992 Participation: 13.98% Total Annual Fund: $1,925.00 Total All Gifts: $2,075.00 Fountain Club Cynthia Costello Busbee 1836 Club Anne M. Cordeiro Sylvia L. Ross Kelley R. Southerland Contributors Rebecca Joslin Croft Katie S. Garrett Stephanie G. Harvey Adra Diane Mayhue Johnson Jennifer A. Johnson Lianne Navran Kagunda MaryStewart Glendenning Lewis Leslie Avera Noble Charlotte Gray Vasquez Mary Marcia McMahan Winfrey 1993 Participation: 21.62% Total Annual Fund: $6,579.00 Total All Gifts: $6,579.00 Candler Circle Melanie Filson Lewis Benson Society Bonnie Padgett Ramsbottom Fountain Club Ruth Powell Storts 1836 Club Carrie Melissa Bell Alison Charney Hussey Jill Kosobucki Moore Contributors Mary K. Atwood Barbara Summers Blevins Eileen Gray Booth Lanai C. DeVos Cynthia Paige Getty Daphne Nobles Markham Emily Adams Mowery Hallie Suber Prince Margaret Theiling Stamey Heidi Hacia Suydam 1994 Participation: 11.11% Total Annual Fund: $2,000.00 Total All Gifts: $2,000.00 Benson Society May Morgan Ackerman Fountain Club Nichole Collins MacMillan Contributors Cara Carroll Baity Elizabeth Bockmiller Ceranowski Melissa McKenzie Crowder Tina D. Gann Jane Carver Kimbrel Valerie S. Knopik Melanie Rahn 1995 Participation: 15.71% Total Annual Fund: $1,420.00 Total All Gifts: $1,420.00
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Fountain Club Rebecca Calhoon Haskey Susan C. Wheelis Contributors Jennifer Aiello Catherine H. Atchley Merry Alicia Barton Judith M. Durand Dawn Gochnour Hoffman Betty I-May Lo Tracy Knight MacDonald Kea Hoover Mitchell Tina Valdes 1996 Participation: 21.79% Total Annual Fund: $7,630.00 Total All Gifts: $9,630.00 Pierce Society Deidra West Smith Candler Circle Patrenice Guthrie Thomas Benson Society Beth Milstead Wilson 1836 Club Yehudi Ben-j Self-Medlin Contributors Sharon Brim Chappelle Terri Bagwell Cheatham Katherine Worley Hammes Michelle McCluney Horgan Anna Wilkins Hulse Elizabeth Gibb Jones Joy Mastrangelo Kaczor Heather Preuss Kent Kristin Conley Lamble Aimee Morris Lashley Elizabeth N. Mathis Sherry V. Neal Miriam Likins Templeman 1997 Participation: 26.79% Total Annual Fund: $2,282.50 Total All Gifts: $2,282.50 Benson Society Evelyn Seals Rawcliffe-Kimbrell 1836 Club Carrie A. Herndon Contributors Ursula Tyson Baker Monica Hilley Crawford Rachel Viets Fortuna Evelyn Leatherman Griffin Wendy Lazzaro Grover Julie Howell Helter Teresa A. Lawson Stephanie Pate Lewis Mary Mitchell McKinnon Beth Hitt Rogers Suzanne Spooner-Faulk Elisabeth A. Waterman Maris A. Williams 1998 Participation: 26.03% Total Annual Fund: $892.00 Total All Gifts: $892.00 Contributors Lisa Hyman Ackerman Amanda M. Allen Kimberly J. Benoit-LeBlanc Amity Bibler Amelia Armstrong Carmichael Erin M. Dallas Tamalyn Jackson Gutierrez Brandy M. Hayes Alanda Hermann James Carmen Kypriandes Garcia Nartaya Jumpasorn Miller Elizabeth Dyer Radic
Mandy L. Satterfield Shelby A. Smith Laura Facey Sullivan Melinda Caspers Thompson Susan Wilson Toler Bianca Venuto Towler Julie Houston Trieste 1999 Participation:12.82% Total Annual Fund: $884.92 Total All Gifts: $884.92 Fountain Club Kathryn Smith Vinson Contributors Maleia Barry Bingle C. Brown Amanda Marine Evans Jessica L. Jarman Yvonne Wiggins Jones Dana Karstensen-Bryan Tracie R. Porter-Carmichael Amy-Christine Vinson Smith Kawana Printup West 2000 Participation: 8.24% Total Annual Fund: $575.00 Total All Gifts: $575.00 1836 Club Lisa Ann Sloben Contributors Lindsay Cole Abernethy Amanda Driggers Grau Margaret Guiberteau Melissa Graham Meeks Jessica Dyal Salter Cally R. Whiddon 2001 Participation: 21.25% Total Annual Fund: $2,740.00 Total All Gifts: $2,740.00 Fountain Club Brandy Morris Kirkwood Abbie Smoak Lacienski 1836 Club Melissa Bowen Brown Amanda M. Cenzer Contributors Hannah L. Callender Yanira Chevere Crystal Bridges Coker Jywanya Smith Dillinger Stephanie L. Dunda Alethia Helmick Guyer Sophia N. Hall Jennifer Williams Hari Julia Tolley Harris Laretha Urett Lockhart Andrea Morgan Mendez Jennifer Bagby Mulherin Angela Weddington Varisco 2002 Participation: 11.46% Total Annual Fund: $1,330.00 Total All Gifts: $1,690.00 Fountain Club Natalie Puckett Evans Contributors Elsa George Antony Erin McGavin Dalton Erica Herrmann Fluet Chenny Quan Gan Vidal E. Olivares Patricia Deal Perry April L. Prince Priscilla A. Sumerlin Jody E. Swink Beth A. Williford
Sisters for Sisters We thank our new generation of donors from the classes of 2003-2013 2003 Participation: 22.99% Total Annual Fund: $1,345.00 Total All Gifts: $1,545.00 1836 Club Abbie Brannon Covenah Contributors Tara Hatfield Crooms Jill Turner Darden Virginia Elizabeth Ward Dicken Emily Neal Duke Rachel A. Garcia Lauren E. Haney Jennifer Y. Jenkins Torey A. Jones LaKeisha D. Lowe Regina Wright McRae Shelley Molleur Mosher Nicki Leigh Neufeld Hope McMichael Pendergrass Venita Swain Ramirez Sherrie N. Randall Shennel C. Reedy Asha H. Smith Toosdhi Danielle White Brittany D. Wilson 2004 Participation: 10.34% Total Annual Fund: $1,750.00 Total All Gifts: $3,000.00 Benson Society Julia C. Munroe 1836 Club Katherine D. Crozier-Theis Emily Dukes LeVan Catherine M. McGinnis Alexandra Aldica Willis Contributors Clinton E. Brantley, Jr. Juliana S. Cabrales Rachel Garrison Carswell Anna Cooper Lynn Miller Hardee Devin M. Harris Erin Zinko McKenna 2005 Participation: 10.66% Total Annual Fund: $1,020.00 Total All Gifts: $1,020.00 1836 Club Ashling Thurmond Osborne Contributors Courtenay Staples Bunn Carolyn Gregory Colyar Karen L. Kitchens Ashley Wheelus McKenna Kathryn R. Nichols Megan A. Quinn Johnnie Pascale Skelton Heather Hughes Walter Bethany Lynn Kriznik Wheatley Kourtney L. Williams Danielle Ducharme Wunn Christina Aiken Young
2006 Participation: 18.70% Total Annual Fund: $2,621.00 Total All Gifts: $3,396.00 Fountain Club Jaime Foxx McQuilkin 1836 Club Amy M. Fletcher Lauren F. Hamblin Mollie Elizabeth Hughes Parrish Smotherman Jenkins Lindsay B. Rosenquist Burns Contributors Suzzi N. Biller Rosemary Harrington Courville Kimberly S. Elliott Nyasha M. Guramatunhu- Cooper Kourtney Johnson Hamidi Kimberlie Allman Harris Brittany R. Joiner-Lucas Jenna Miller Jones Amy Moore Martin Brittany K. Matlock Catherine Z. Merschat Shanita Douglas Miller Christine A. Morana Shannon L. Rupp Heather M. Scott Amy E. Smith Elvira B. Tanga Melanie Reed Williams 2007 Participation: 8.11% Total Annual Fund: $760.04 Total All Gifts: $760.04 Fountain Club Dawn Peyton Nash Contributors Morgan Faircloth Carpenter Cindy M. Fountain Azekah T. Griffiths Tiffany J. Hatch Angela Oâ€™Neal Wright 2008 Participation: 30.99% Total Annual Fund: $1,717.00 Total All Gifts: $1,717.00 Fountain Club Carla Ruiz-Ney 1836 Club Yi Kang Contributors Shih-Yu S. Chen Buchi Chukwuma GinaMarie D. Cody Mary S. Davis Catherine E. Dermody Jessica E. Dermody Heather M. Glow Charmin S. Green Pragna Halder Stephanie L. Hood LaPrincess N. Hook-Foster Adaobi C. Iheduru Victoria L. Johnson Wendy Blade Joseph Kathryn L. Murphy Missy L. Poole
Faith Z. Sumpter Jan Giles Tedders Thuy T. Vo Leane Willis 2009 Participation: 7.69% Total Annual Fund: $450.00 Total All Gifts: $450.00 Contributors Lucy I. Guy Kathy Reese McCollum Kimberly N. Minor Rudo R. Mudiwa Megan L. Poole Kritika Thapa Laney J. Turner 2010 Participation: 5.15% Total Annual Fund: $295.00 Total All Gifts: $295.00 Contributors Freda Gaines Sarah A. Kaplan Mechelle L. McMullen Kelly M. Scott Cheyanne S. Siebenaler 2011 Participation: 10.53% Total Annual Fund: $584.00 Total All Gifts: $584.00 1836 Club Stacie R. Barrett Contributors Danise L. Bennett Shirley E. Blunk Annabel Fowler Brooks Kellie R. Cauley Erin C. Henderson Sarah A. Hudson Kelly L. Page Tikeren Franco Quinn Georgia Belle Thomas 2012 Participation: 14.67% Total Annual Fund: $533.12 Total All Gifts: $533.12 Contributors Christian Taylor Bishop Nia L. Clark Kelly C. Coquerel Mary K. Dunn Suzzanne R. Griffiths Elizabeth W. Herlong Marta D. Kurshumova Anna J. Plue Chelsea D. Robinson Danielle L. Ross Patricia B. A. Velasco 2013 Total Annual Fund: $70.13 Total All Gifts: $70.13 Contributors Kendal C. Binion Chelsea D. Bolton Meizi Li Sheila M. Walton Yi Wu
Top Ten Lists for Class Giving 2012 - 2013 Participation 1928 100.00% 1964 53.49% 1973 43.75% 1968 43.41% 1949 42.86% 1958 41.67% 1942 41.38% 1953 37.37% 1962 37.35% 1972 36.76% Gifts to All Funds 1941 $2,264,484.42 1948 $359,570.88 1947 $251,947.20 1975 $203,463.72 1934 $141,850.00 1956 $101,085.00 1955 $87,982.13 1963 $84,458.84 1967 $79,334.61 1949 $73,224.81 Gifts to Annual Fund 1967 $51,084.61 1958 $46,090.02 1955 $45,309.20 1975 $43,490.00 1947 $41,650.00 1960 $41,248.65 1963 $32,333.84 1968 $27,533.87 1956 $27,085.00 1965 $26,315.00
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Gifts in honor of May Morgan Ackerman ’94 and Robert K. Ackerman Betty Sweet Simmons * and William P. Simmons, Jr. Robert K. Ackerman Heather Russell Brown ’88 Betty Sweet Simmons * and William P. Simmons, Jr. Danalyn and Edwin Akins Leesa Dwin Akins ’87 Susan B. Allen Carol Burt ’64 Phyllis B. Dietrich Julie A. Jones Fletcher C. Anderson Rebecca Joslin Croft ’92 Monique Asbell Parrish ’89 Sylvia L. Ross ’92
Susan Fay Flowers ’89 Sally Bone Fay ’65
Heather Russell Brown ’88 Janice S. Perkins
Betty Turner Corn ’47 and Lovick P. Corn * Polly C. and W. Walter Miller, Jr. Lois E. and R. Duke Miller Family Foundation, Inc.
Judith Lane Brown ’83 Peggy Jones Hall ’83
Rosemary Harrington Courville ’06 Toni and Kevin Harrington
Sylvia Maxwell Brown ’63 Mary Beth Brown Swearingen ’89 and Dennis Swearingen
Friendship of Thrower and Reichert Families Patricia T. Barmeyer
Abbie Brannon Covenah ’03 Patricia C. Brannon DeGuire
Jacqueline Webb Bullard ’79 Linda Stewart Scott ’79 Courtenay Staples Bunn ’05 Martha Groover Staples ’49 * and James C. Staples * Elizabeth Martin Bunte ’68 Ellen Beard Martin ’68
Anne Elise Arthur ’87 Georgia Milligan Arthur ’51
Elizabeth Morrison Burch ’93 Hayley Cheri Burch ’90
Assistance League of Atlanta, Inc. Lucia Lindsey Smith ’44
Carol Burt ’64 Frances Strickland Masse ’64
Jackie Turner Bailey ’62 Carol Burt ’64 Cathy Coxey Snow ’71
Louise Burt Carol Burt ’64
Isabella Banvelos Rachel A. Garcia ’03 Pam Barrows ’66 Carol Burt ’64 Thomas L. Bass Carol and Jerome P. Tift Edwina Hall Beall ’53 Elaine Wood Whitehurst ’53 Lorinda Lou Beller ’64 Lucy Guggenheimer Ross ’64 Jo Patterson Bettoja ’47 Betty Hall Dunn ’47 Alexis Xides Bighley ’67 Susan Pyeatt Kimmey ’71 Kendal Claire Binion ’13 Sandra Combs Lewis ’61 Martha Bird Charlotte Babcock Ellis ’67 Victoria Blocker Terri Futch Blocker ’89 Johnny and Frances Anderson Bradley Kathy Annette Bradley ’78 Kathy Annette Bradley ’78 Michelle Toole Westbrook ’91 Jane Speir Brook ’76 and Arthur D. Brook Debra J. Brook, Michael F., Anderson and Graham Kemp Jane Speir Brook ’76 Debra J. Brook and Family Dean Brook and Joanna Buffington Laurie Brook Douglas
Caroline Brown Denise Cheek Brown ’89
Eleanor Hoyt Dabney ’45 Bettye Milton Paden ’45 Mary Helen Pope Daniel ’64 Carol Burt ’64 Jill Turner Darden ’03 Clark Darden Emma K. Dasher Becky Gleaton Mynatt ’66 Mary Beth Irwin De Brueys ’71 Cathy Henson Anderson ’71 Jasper Dodd Hale Coble Edwards ’73
Patricia Bonner Burton ’62 Carol Burt ’64 Cynthia Costello Busbee ’92 Mary L. Adams Deborah A. Dietzler Lucretia Payton-Stewart Juliana Hardeman Caldwell ’61 Virginia Caldwell Musser ’83
Piper Dodd Hale Coble Edwards ’73 Kaitlyn Greer Doyle Lindsay Cole Abernethy ’00 Reese Dozier Hale Coble Edwards ’73 Robert J. Edenfield Margaret K. Edenfield
Joan Campbell Gail Bacon Ford ’79 Charlotte Knox Canida ’68 Babs Richardson Pirkle ’68 Lucinda Samford Cannon ’69 Dale Parker Craig ’69 Charles Miller Carmichael Amelia Armstrong Carmichael ’98 John T. Carmichael Amelia Armstrong Carmichael ’98 Kimberly S. Casebeer Susan B. Allen Andrea C. Williford Janice Moody Cayton ’71 Susan K. DeBay ’88 Nadine Cheek ’79 Jeanette Loflin Shackelford ’61 Jo An Johnson Chewning ’66 Marsha McDonald Godsey ’66 Barbara Roland Colwell ’70 Kate Goldman Gholston ’70 Betty Turner Corn ’47 Lura Harrell Hammock ’89 Emily Dukes LeVan ’04 Tracy Knight MacDonald ’95
Gifts made between July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013
Lois Goldman Cowan ’45 Kate Goldman Gholston ’70
Margaret K. and Robert J. Edenfield Susan B. Allen Paige Hawkersmith Edwards ’81 Mary Langel Stults ’81 Mildred Fincher Efland ’42 Mack Efland III Christopher E. and Michael Orlie Edward Eikner Nancy B. Cornett Valerie Edith Cowart ’80 Fred W. Hicks III Tena Neal Roberts ’60 Jeanette Loflin Shackelford ’61 Cathy Coxey Snow ’71 Wesleyan College Alumnae Association Clarice Pittman Elder ’58 Delia Bridwell Reynolds ’58 Glennda Kingry Elliott ’65 Agnes M. Kingry Joyce Rice Ellison ’72 Christine Everett ’72
Katharine Moody Foster ’65 Susan K. DeBay ’88
Ruth White Fruit ’54 Melodie L. and Jerry T. Hood Charlee Hannah Futral Teresa Morris Futral ’91 Chenny Quan Gan ’02 Jeanette Loflin Shackelford ’61 Ashley Garrett ’90 Christian Taylor Bishop ’12 Michele Pittman Gellis ’00 Lindsay Cole Abernethy ’00 Natalie Puckett Evans ’02 Janet Mewbourne Genest ’65 Carol Burt ’64 Mary Russell George ’64 Carol Burt ’64 Kathrine King Gering ’70 * Deborah Giugni McMillan ’70 Bonny Denton Gibson ’80 Mary Helen Schwartz Kathi Hill Goddard ’77 Atlanta Wesleyan Alumnae Club Marsha McDonald Godsey ’66 Jo An Johnson Chewning ’66 Leigh Lambert Goff ’78 Ruth Austin Knox ’75 Alice Childs Golson ’45 Joyce Rice Ellison ’72 Jane Mulkey Green ’42 Susan B. Allen Elaine Wood Whitehurst ’53 Robert E. Green Teri Green Frazier ’87 Mary Margaret Dunn Griffin ’78 Ruth Austin Knox ’75 Kenan Guan and Jianzhong Kang Yi Kang ’08 Nyasha Mornalisa GuramatunhuCooper ’06 Rudo Robin Mudiwa ’09 Charlotte Jolly Hale ’62 Rhoda Morrison Joyner ’62 Larrie Del Martin and Joseph G. Martin, Jr.
Sheila Belknap Feightner ’85 Byrom Holden
Lauren Frances Hamblin ’06 Carol Burt ’64 Julie A. Jones
Judy Lang Fischer ’67 Cynthia Wilson Hauth ’67
Keena Hammond ’95 Catherine Hope Atchley ’95
Ellen Futral Hanson ’83 Peggy Jones Hall ’83 Monica Alexandra Harper ’04 Jeanette Loflin Shackelford ’61 Marilyn Harris Amanda Franklin Harris ’90 Katharyn Ellen Hart ’03 Jane A. Dolan Rebecca Calhoon Haskey ’95 Betty I-May Lo ’95 Tara Joyner Haussler ’90 Holly Nichols Jarrell ’90 Sally Thorp Heath ’57 Holly Thorp Heath ’85 Dorothy “Dotty” Rhoden Hicks ’62 Rhoda Morrison Joyner ’62 Judith Johnson Highsmith ’67 Karen Moore Thomson ’67 Lisa Bridges Hines ’98 Stephanie Pate Lewis ’97 Jane Morgan Hogan ’49 Joyce Rice Ellison ’72 Stephanie Lynne Hood ’08 Rosemary Harrington Courville ’06 Trish and Danny Howell Julie Howell Helter ’97 Mildred Parrish Hudson ’75 Susan B. Allen Carol Burt ’64 Sarah Austin Hudson ’11 Anne Scarborough Hughes ’78 Jaime Foxx McQuilkin ’06 Betty S. and William H. Hurdle Kirk Treible William H. Hurdle Jenna Miller Jones ’06 Julie A. Jones Kathryn Rose Nichols ’05 Linda Mills Sankey ’72 Sara Walters Ingram ’68 Babs Richardson Pirkle ’68 Carmen Moore Jackson ’59 Carolyn Wade Barry ’59 Virginia Jackson Marsha L. Jackson ’76 Janet Friberg Jarrett ’78 Louise H. and Richard E. Friberg Charisse Giselle Jenkins ’01 Sherrie Nicole Randall ’03 Elizabeth Martin Jennings ’42 Bettye Withers Barnes ’42 and Ben S. Barnes, Jr. Katherine Wilson Johnson ’68 Ellen Beard Martin ’68 Lou Matteson Jones ’46 Rebekah Yates Anders ’46 Julie A. Jones Carol Burt ’64
Suzanne Spence Joyce ’66 Jo An Johnson Chewning ’66 Marsha McDonald Godsey ’66 Suzanne Gosnell Joye ’64 Carol Burt ’64
Randolph W. Thrower Kay B. West Lisa and Mason White Elaine Wood Whitehurst ’53 Tom B. Wight Andrea C. Williford
Niels M. Karstensen Amanda Marine Evans ’99
Sally Shingler Kurrie ’70 Cathy Coxey Snow ’71
Audrey Evangeline Kelso Hale Coble Edwards ’73
Asden Ellise Lamble Beth Hitt Rogers ’97 Patrenice Guthrie Thomas ’96
Carol Bacon Kelso ’73 Ruth Austin Knox ’75 Ezra Kelso Hale Coble Edwards ’73 Lily Kelso Hale Coble Edwards ’73 Mea Kelso Hale Coble Edwards ’73 Heather Preuss Kent ’96 Kristin Conley Lamble ’96 Mildred Shirah Kight ’36 * Leila Kight ’68 Marilyn McRae Kitchens ’64 Carol Burt ’64 Ruth Austin Knox ’75 Hannah L. Allen ’80 Susan B. Allen Alexis Xides Bighley ’67 Dameron Black III Candy Burgess Carol Burt ’64 Jane Johnson Butler ’65 Kimberly S. Casebeer Betty Turner Corn ’47 Robert J. Edenfield Glennda Kingry Elliott ’65 Natalie Puckett Evans ’02 A. Donald Faulk, Jr. Cindy Miki Fountain ’07 Gena Roberts Franklin ’71 Judy Woodward Gregory ’63 Robert F. Hatcher, Jr. Sally Anderson Hemingway ’79 Denise W. Holloway Mary Ann Pollard Houghland ’60 Mildred Parrish Hudson ’75 Julie A. Jones Susan Pyeatt Kimmey ’71 Andrew H. Knox Robert E. Knox, Jr. Margaret T. MacCary Douglas B. MacMillan, Jr. Nan G. Maddux ’75 Dennie L. McCrary Rita Parker McGarity ’75 Brenda Witham McGinn ’70 Jo and Hal Meeks Marybelle Proctor Menzel ’62 Beverly F. Mitchell ’68 Betty Nunn Mori ’58 Debbie Stevenson Moses ’89 Andrew H. Nations Elizabeth C. Ogie Elizabeth C. and W. Michael Ogie Mary Catherine Collins O’Kelley ’72 Julia R. and Rush A. Peace Elizabeth R. Pickett Loretta L. Pinkston ’84 Amy V. Rauls Bryndis W. Roberts ’78 T. Alfred Sams, Jr. Marvin R. Schuster Alton Jason Shirah * Betty Sweet Simmons * Cathy Coxey Snow ’71
Kristin Conley Lamble ’96 Beth Hitt Rogers ’97 Sara Griffin Perkins Landry ’80 * Nancy M. Eaton Hilda Cook Hilliard ’81 Jamie N. Perkins Cathy Coxey Snow ’71 Kathleen “Rusty” Propps Langford ’72 Sherryl Senna Pollard ’72 Annie Mays Larmore ’28 * Atlanta Wesleyan Alumnae Club Carol Burt ’64 Anne Braendle Craft ’70 Joyce Paris ’54 Cathy Coxey Snow ’71 Janet Kelley Lawrence Kathryn Lawrence Spada ’88 Janet M. Lawrence ’80 Peggy Jones Hall ’83 Jeannie Futch Lewis ’77 Eleanor Thompson Futch Rosen ’57 Lindsay Lemasters Lewis ’80 Peggy Jones Hall ’83 Melanie Filson Lewis ’93 Carol Burt ’64 Kathleen Smith Hill ’53 Elizabeth Lilly ’73 Ruth Austin Knox ’75 Yvonne Grant Lindsey ’59 Shannon Lindsey Hudson ’80 Victoria Wilson Logue ’60 Katherine Wilson Johnson ’68 Avery Faith MacGregor Hale Coble Edwards ’73 Nichole Collins MacMillan ’94 Jennifer Adrianna Johnson ’92 Douglas MacMillan Linda Chambers Mahan ’61 and S. Michael Mahan Sheila Leto Scott ’61 Nedra Martin Malone ’65 Cathy Coxey Snow ’71 Joyce Daniel Mann ’46 Bonny Denton Gibson ’80 Molly M. Martin Joyce M. and T. Baldwin Martin, Jr. Traci and Fred M. Martin Rosemary Spiegel and Audrey Spiegel Monty T. Martin Carol Burt ’64 Julie A. Jones
T. Baldwin Martin, Jr. Molly M. Martin Frances Strickland Masse ’64 Carol Burt ’64 Christina Rose Mayfield ’15 Lisa and Dave Mayfield Hailey James Mayfield Louise Cochran Mayfield ’50 Jane Kollock McCall ’46 Joyce Rice Ellison ’72 Joyce Daniel Mann ’46 Frances Callaway McCommon ’47 Martha Bradford Swann ’47 James R. McCook Natalie Miller McCook ’54 June Forester McCormick ’78 Ruth Austin Knox ’75 Lillian McDaniel Amy Moore Martin ’06 Rita Parker McGarity ’75 Ruth Austin Knox ’75 Cathy Coxey Snow ’71 Michael D. McKinney Katherine D. Crozier-Theis ’04 Mary Mitchell McKinnon ’97 Stephanie Pate Lewis ’97 Jaime Foxx McQuilkin ’06 Brittany K. Matlock ’06 Marybelle Proctor Menzel ’62 Rhoda Morrison Joyner ’62 Bobbi Watkins Mitchell ’79 Jacqueline Webb Bullard ’79 Kea Hoover Mitchell ’95 Lillian Mary Terrell Mitchell ’59 Lillian Mary Terrell Mitchell ’59 Kea Hoover Mitchell ’95 Marion Wade Mixon ’56 Wade Mixon Putnal ’81 Namita Mohanty ’03 Abbie Brannon Covenah ’03 Margaret Miller Montague ’05 Linda Kinard Miller ’70 Deborah Smith Moore Paige Hawkersmith Edwards ’81 Kathleen Morana Christine Ann Morana ’06 Caron Griffin Morgan ’73 Ruth Austin Knox ’75 Rosalie C. Morgan Lisa Morgan Edwards ’87 Debbie Stevenson Moses ’89 Ann and James L. Moses Barbara and Ned Myers Jeanne Myers Haslam ’80 Mary Elizabeth Mynatt Becky Gleaton Mynatt ’66
Wesleyan Magazine Winter 2013
Linda Taylor Nessmith ’84 * Linda Marie Hughes ’84 Jeanon Moore Massien ’84
Claudia Crawford Seyle ’82 Kirk Treible
Casey Thurman ’65 Dedee MacDowell Bowers ’65 Rhonda Helton Hambright ’82
Jeanette Loflin Shackelford ’61 and James Shackelford Betty Sweet Simmons *
Wesleyan Class of ’70 Charlene Payne Kammerer ’70 May Powell Parks ’70
Bianca Venuto Towler ’98 Carmen Kypriandes Garcia ’98
Wesleyan Class of ’73 Mary Graham Ponder Foster ’73
Purvi Patel Shah ’04 Jody Elizabeth Swink ’02
Sandra G. Valdes Tina Valdes ’95
Wesleyan Class of ’80 Kelly Russell ’80
Patricia S. and Patrick S. Shannon Heidi Shannon Cook ’90
Frances Bruce Van Horn ’53 Elaine Wood Whitehurst ’53
Wesleyan Class of ’88 Ana N. Fernandez ’88
Stephanie E. Parker ’81 Beth Parker Davis ’83
Susan McDonald Sheehan ’72 Ann McDonald Hurt ’64 Mary Catherine Collins O’Kelley ’72
Sally Hutchinson Vermillion ’64 Carol Burt ’64
Wesleyan Class of ’88 25th Reunion Karen Renee Soeltz ’88
Pamela Henry Pate ’71 Linda Brown Walker ’73
Lisa Darlene Shiveler ’87 Donna Waites Terrill ’87
Brandi Vorhees Julie A. Jones
Wesleyan Class of ’89 Red Pirates Tyrene House Neil ’89
Julie O’Neil Perkins ’80 Julia Camp O’Neil ’60
Swechhya Shrestha ’13 Michael J. Parella
Sarah Bragg Waggoner ’07 Kathryn Gibbs Steinbruegge ’45
Brantley Pettis Hale Coble Edwards ’73
Jan Bull Simpson ’70 Suzanne Harris McAliley ’70
Wesleyan Class of ’90 Purple Knights Melissa Adkins Brown ’90 Karene Harron Nebel ’90
Lisa Wentz Newman ’00 Melinda Caspers Thompson ’98 Mary Catherine Collins O’Kelley ’72 Susan B. Allen Frances Oehmig Collins ’47 Vidal E. Olivares ’02 Carrie Melissa Bell ’93
Susan Woodward Walker ’70 Carol Bacon Kelso ’73
Wesleyan Class of ’93 Cynthia Lee Hershey ’91 Kari Lynn Goellner Kitchens ’91
Elizabeth McPherson Wall ’49 Margaret McPherson Farr ’73
Wesleyan Class of ’95 Golden Hearts Judith Meredith Durand ’95
Helen Proctor Morris Watson ’46 Elizabeth Cook Smith ’49
Wesleyan Class of ’01 Red Pirates Brandy Morris Kirkwood ’01
Marion Allison Webb ’49 Emily Hancock Bredeson ’49
Wesleyan Class of ’02 Purple Knights Elsa George Antony ’02
Tharpe Pettis Hale Coble Edwards ’73
Elizabeth Sims ’64 Andrea Reynolds Moody ’64
Margaret Phillips Mary Ann Ward Dudley ’68
Tom Sloope Monty T. Martin
Shari LaRee Prestanski ’97 Shelby Ann Smith ’98
Ann Fincannon Smith ’45 Maude Williamson Garner ’45
Jane Howard Reinmuth ’58 Madeline O’Rourke ’58
Deborah Jones Smith ’76 Abbie Brannon Covenah ’03
Mary Helen Hall Ringe ’64 Carol Burt ’64
Elizabeth Cook Smith ’49 Helen Proctor Morris Watson ’46
Mary Towers Weese ’66 Jo An Johnson Chewning ’66 Marsha McDonald Godsey ’66
Tena Neal Roberts ’60 Cathy Coxey Snow ’71
Marilyn Smith Amanda Franklin Harris ’90
Wesleyan Campus Police Cecilia McDaniel Brock ’63
Julianne Withers Roland ’53 and Harold E. Roland Merrilyn Welch Eastham ’53
Jean Cone Snooks ’45 Betty Snooks Moses ’75
Wesleyan Class of ’45 deceased classmates Mary Frances Webb Nall ’45
Wesleyan Conservatory Class of ’48 Betty Tillman Hodges ’48
Wesleyan Class of ’49 Ruby Layson ’49
Wesleyan Equestrian Team Jessica Dyal Salter ’00
Wesleyan Class of ’50 Ann Messink Ross ’50
Wesleyan International Students Malika Ghosh Garrett ’89
Wesleyan Class of ’53 Betty Lou Barber McClure ’53 Madge Hill Sidwell ’53
Wesleyan Psychology Department Asha Halima Smith ’03
Jeanne Norton Rollberg ’79 Joan Jennings Norton ’53 Peggy Ann Pangborn Roos ’47 * Susan B. Allen Sylvia L. Ross ’92 Natalie Brewton Barfield ’54 Helen Dianne Brannen ’69 Constance Ruys Dona D. Vaughn ’66 T. Alfred Sams, Jr. Susan Pyeatt Kimmey ’71 Allen Sanders * Ermine M. Owenby ’61 Dell Hinson Scarlett Adra Diane Mayhue Johnson ’92 Joyce Reddick Schafer ’55 Cynthia Helen McMullen ’76 B. J. Molpus Posey ’70 Harriet Holland Schmitt ’62 Sonya Shipman Otte ’62 Jessica Naomi Seale ’10 Sally Bone Fay ’65 Trudie Parker Sessions ’65 Anne Lidell Rimes Greenway ’87
Cathy Coxey Snow ’71 Carol Burt ’64 Mary Ann Howard Julie A. Jones Suelle Marie Swartz ’67 Linda Brown Walker ’73 Martha Groover Staples ’49 * Courtenay Staples Bunn ’05 Susan Still Eleanor McDonald Still ’57
Wesleyan Class of ’57 Sandra Deisch Ringdahl ’57
Mary Langel Stults ’81 Paige Hawkersmith Edwards ’81 Mary Jane and Willard E. Summers Barbara Summers Blevins ’93
Wesleyan Class of ’58 Purple Knights Joan Nachbaur Rathbun ’58 Wesleyan Class of ’62 Jill Jayne Read ’62
Douglas Ponder Suto ’75 Kay Hickman Beasley ’75
Wesleyan Class of ’63 Sylvia Hutchinson Bell ’63
Ann Swaim Jody Elizabeth Swink ’02 Nancy Lowe Taylor ’68 Babs Richardson Pirkle ’68
Wesleyan Class of ’63 Golden Hearts 50th Reunion Barbara Johnston Plaxico ’63
Mary Jo Thompson ’47 Janet Burkhalter Haworth ’69
Wesleyan Class of ’64 Green Knights Margaret Mannheim Sease ’64
Karen Moore Thomson ’67 Carol Burt ’64
Wesleyan Class of ’66 Purple Knights Elizabeth Gibbons Montis ’66
Julie St. John Thornton ’78 Ruth Austin Knox ’75
Margaret Duckworth Sewell ’49 * Elizabeth Mackay Asbury ’49
Anna Louisa Walker Hale Coble Edwards ’73
Gifts made between July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013
Wesleyan Class of ’68 Susan Swain Goger ’68
Wesleyan Class of ’06 Purple Knights Kimberly Shaliza Elliott ’06 Wesleyan Class of ’13 Red Pirates Meizi Li ’13
Wesleyan Students Cecilia McDaniel Brock ’63 Susan C. Wheelis ’95 Betty I-May Lo ’95 Marie Williams Dana Karstensen-Bryan ’99 Andrea C. Williford Susan B. Allen Carol Burt ’64 Julie A. Jones Kathryn Parsons Willis ’53 Frances Bruce Van Horn ’53 Anne-Kathrin Witt ’07 Susan B. Allen Julia Munroe Woodward ’34 * Susan Woodward Walker ’70 and James Otey Walker III Dorothy Smith Yandle ’55 and T. Bruce Yandle Amy Whaley
Gifts in Memory of Sandra S. Abney Marian Lynn Abney ’88
Geneva Davidson Baird ’44 S. Carol Baird Wesleyan Class of ’44
Maurice M. Acree, Jr. Susan B. Allen Mary Tappan Garrison ’46
Baker, Julie Jones’s dog Cathy Coxey Snow ’71
Hazel G. Redfearn Adams Juliette Adams Hawk ’57
Sara and Hobart Ballou Allyn Ballou Veatch ’68
Christine Ahl Heidi Shannon Cook ’90
Annette James Barnard ’68 Cheryl Maund Page ’68
Amelia Anne Alderman ’75 Carolyn Bowman Biggs ’75 Anne Whipple Murphey ’48 and ’49 Janet Eidson Woods ’75
Dennis J. F. Beall Edwina Hall Beall ’53
Ethel Taylor Anderson Claire Houser-Dodd ’53
Mary Launius Beauchamp ’49 Susan B. Allen William F. Quillian, Jr. Julia Weathers Wynne ’49
Betty M. Andrews Margaret Andrews Willis ’74
Arch F. Beckelheimer, Jr. Judith Lane Brown ’83
Margaret Parsons Andrews ’47 Cathy Coxey Snow ’71 Kathryn Stiles Stribling ’47 Kathryn Parsons Willis ’53
Eleanor L. and Morris Beller Lorinda Lou Beller ’64
Patricia E. Andrews ’70 May Powell Parks ’70 Sandy Wilton Andrews Margaret Andrews Willis ’74 Joy Arduengo Michele Arduengo ’88 Katherine Hall Arnold ’37 Katherine Arnold Hale ’70 Claire A. Yoder
Elizabeth Gill Blalock ’29 Elizabeth Blalock Butler ’59 Bebe Blalock Littles ’61 Margaret Wilson Boswell ’64 Susan C. Monteith ’64 Mary Boyer Tena Neal Roberts ’60 Betty Jo Hammock Boyes ’48 John W. Boyes Sallie Touchton Boyette Gloria Boyette ’60
Mary Eva Bryan DuBose ’52
Helen Ferguson Zachry ’71
Harold Searcy Brown Mary Beth Brown Swearingen ’89 and Dennis Swearingen
Gayle Register Chaffin Libby Bailey Cabaniss Baptist Church Patricia P. Candish Jeanette G. Chaffin Nadine Cheek ’79 Lawrence W. Drinkard Kel-Ann S. and James W. Eyler Gayle Attaway Findlay ’55 Vivia L. Fowler Carole Broadwell Hollis ’55 Ruth Austin Knox ’75 Michaels Wilder Susan M. and B. Douglas Morton III Tena Neal Roberts ’60 Mark Rothstein Jeanette Loflin Shackelford ’61 Elsie Chaffin Smith
Carole Coleman Bruley ’54 Emily Cook Fawcett ’54 Buddy, Ruth Knox’s dog Susan B. Allen Elizabeth Buice Leslie Buice Carson ’82 Wayne Aiken Burdell ’49 Jean Cain Gaddis ’61 Jerrye Griffeth Short ’49 Sarah Turner Butler ’41 Judy Woodward Gregory ’63 Ruth Austin Knox ’75 Mary L. Pierson and R. Duke Miller Elizabeth C. and W. Michael Ogie Cathy Coxey Snow ’71 Julia Munroe Woodward ’34 *
Sara and Peyton Champion Katherine Champion Smelley ’65
Julia Thompson Camp ’28 Julia Camp O’Neil ’60
Mary Frank McClure Chandler ’19 Jane Chandler Rhodes ’49
Elizabeth Graham Campbell ’40 Ruth Austin Knox ’75
Melba Chastain Jerrye Griffeth Short ’49
Helen Grace Cappleman ’70 Margaret Lane Evans ’70 Sally Shingler Kurrie ’70 May Powell Parks ’70
Jesse Dean Cheek Ellen Futral Hanson ’83 Ruth Austin Knox ’75
Katharine Payne Carnes ’13 Betty Brender Belanger ’57
Janice Ridgway Brenneman ’70 May Powell Parks ’70
Carolyn Malone Carpenter ’39 Susan B. Allen Ruth Austin Knox ’75 Joyce Paris ’54
Opal Asbury Edward Eikner Ruth Austin Knox ’75
Irene Neal Brewer ’35 Catherine I. Brewer
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Carroll Kay Carroll Barnes ’60
Betty Gragg Austin ’42 Susan Gragg Cash ’49
Caroline Hopkins Brown ’52 John P. Brown
Harriet Moore Cauthorn ’71 Janice Moody Cayton ’71
Leonard Arnow Ruth Wong Arnow ’56
Dorothy Spearman Chambers ’28 Jane Chambers Bostwick ’65
Gertrude Slocumb Cherry Nan Cherry Baird ’58 Chloe, Tena Roberts’ dog Cathy Coxey Snow ’71 Edward S. Churchill, Jr. Franklin E. Agnew III Gayle Clark ’68 Beth Rogero Bowen ’68 Vicki Page Jaus ’68 Virginia Goulding Johnson ’66
Alton Jason Shirah August 26, 1920 – September 17, 2013 For 49 years, Dr. Alton Jason Shirah served Wesleyan College as a beloved member of the board of trustees with faithfulness, dedication, and his signature eloquence. At their October meeting, the trustees honored Jason Shirah with a resolution expressing their “respect and affection” for their late colleague and friend. President Ruth Knox said, “All of us who were privileged to have Jason in our lives will miss his warmth, humor, and elegant manner. His presence alone was a blessing to us all.
But Jason was so much more than present, adding wisdom, eloquence, and spirit to every gathering. I will never forget his sweet, heartfelt prayers, which I always felt deep down in my soul. He was a treasured friend to me and to everyone who knew him.” A graduate of Emory University and Yale Divinity School, Jason Shirah was ordained as Deacon in the South Georgia Conference of the Methodist Church in 1944 and in 1946 was ordained as Elder by Bishop Arthur
J. Moore. An accomplished preacher, pastor, and administrator, Jason served congregations throughout the South Georgia Conference, retiring in 1987 after serving 11 years as senior minister of Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church in Savannah. He and Jane, his wife of 66 years, had four daughters, three of whom attended Wesleyan – Jane Shirah Stump ’72, Mary Shirah Snyder, Anne Shirah Dykes ’78, and Martha Shirah Brumbeloe ’81. Wesleyan Magazine Winter 2013
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Ann Walker Elliott ’53 Anne Chillrud Forsythe ’53
Betty Clower Fowler ’68 Martha Clower Thomas ’64
Joyce Kingery Clay ’49 Mildred Roads Griffith ’49
Hattie Belle Lewis Elliott Marian Elliott Lewis ’74
Robert E. Foxworthy Virginia Barber Perkins ’63
Elizabeth Stephenson Clayton ’26 Edgar H. Clayton III
Robert F. Ennis Linda Ennis Johnson ’70
Nancy Connell Freeman ’54 Patricia Davison Baehr ’54
Annie Hyer Coleman 1886 Betty Smith Addison ’51
Aurelia Cooper Evans ’24 Alice Armitage Fendley ’90
David E. Fulton Autumn Cook Ireland ’54
Banford Taylor Coleman ’59 and Alfred L. Coleman Carol Burt ’64
Mr. and Mrs. William Ewing Ann Ewing Shumaker ’63
Steve Garcia Carmen Kypriandes Garcia ’98
Carl F.W. Ficken IV Betty Nunn Mori ’58 and Jean A. Mori
Jeanne Marie Farrar Gardner Geraldine Farrar-Thomas ’47
Neva Jane Langley Fickling ’55 Susan B. Allen Libby Bailey Kathleen P. and Dennis Ballou Nadine Cheek ’79 Eloise W. and William B. Dasher, Jr. Deborah Monds Davis ’73 Phyllis Clough Davis ’55 Emily Hardman Dickey ’58 Jane Mobley Dickey ’48 and Robert L. Dickey II Ann H. Dunwody Joyce Rice Ellison ’72 Mariann and Freddie W. Evans, Jr. Kel-Ann S. and James W. Eyler Gayle Attaway Findlay ’55 Georgia Women of Achievement, Inc. J. Ellsworth and Ann Hall Hall, Bloch, Garland and Meyer Betty Upchurch Hasty ’55 Betsy and Robert F. Hatcher, Jr. James C. “Jimmy” Hays and James C. “Cal” Hays, Jr. Jean Elsom Hogan ’51 Carole Broadwell Hollis ’55 Claire Houser-Dodd ’53 David G. Jeffords III Louise S. and Jerome L. Kaplan Medra Lott Keyser ’58 Ruth Austin Knox ’75 Eleanor Adams Lane ’58 Catharine Burns Liles ’66 Maribeth Wills Lowe ’67 F. Dale Mathews Marion Wade Mixon ’56 and A. Thomas Mixon Carolyn Newsome and Addie Jean Phillips Cindy and George C. “Cam” Oetter, Jr. Patricia Davis Oliver ’66 and William W. Oliver, Jr. Nancy Rowland Rehberg ’66 Stephen A. Reichert Fabia Trice Rogers ’63 Laura and John F. “Jack” Rogers, Jr. Trudie Parker Sessions ’65 Jeanette Loflin Shackelford ’61 Helen Horne Sweigert ’55 Casey Thurman ’65 Marcia Tomkow and Charlotte Knight Frances Bruce Van Horn ’53 Joanne G. Weaver Tom B. Wight Cheryl Childree Woodford ’70 Pamela Watkins Young ’64 and Andrew W. Young
Martha Lifsey Garrett ’23 Joann Garrett Rusch ’55
George E. Collison St. Mark United Methodist Church Myrtle Paulk Colson ’20 Dona D. Vaughn ’66 Jonathan T. Conyers Emily Helmick Guyer ’01 Jessica Dyal Salter ’00 Mr. and Mrs. Bert Cook Autumn Cook Ireland ’54 Sue Keen Cook ’48 Rose Crockett McRae ’48 Carole Anne Cushing ’64 Catherine Cushing Thierry ’68 Dorothy Cushing Catherine Cushing Thierry ’68 James Walter W. Daniel Betty Daniel Robinson ’49 Ann Robinson Davis ’61 Jean Cain Gaddis ’61 Colleen Sharp Davis ’24 James S. Davis Karen Davis ’70 May Powell Parks ’70 Patsy Lockhart Schutte ’70 Kathleen Edna Davis ’41 Barbara Davis Morgan ’39 Katrina Goellner Dean ’93 Carrie Melissa Bell ’93 Eileen Gray Booth ’93 Katherine Sherrille Compain ’91 Kari Lynn Goellner Kitchens ’91 Daphne Nobles Markham ’93 Robyn Miller Schopp ’91 Connie Coxey Demlow Cathy Coxey Snow ’71 Rachael Mays Dempsey ’31 Annie Mays Larmore ’28 * Nicole Keller Derrick ’94 Melissa McKenzie Crowder ’94 Valerie Suzanne Knopik ’94 Frances Jones Duskin ’41 Betty Turner Corn ’47 Sally Duskin Speckels ’68 Elizabeth Pittman Dux ’70 Jonnie B. Johnston ’70 May Powell Parks ’70 Patsy Lockhart Schutte ’70 Elmer H. Edmonds Valerie Edmonds
Mary Askew Fincher Susan B. Allen Glennda Kingry Elliott ’65 Cuyler W. Findlay Marguerite J. and Elliott H. Sisson, Jr. Rob Fortuna Marianne Graeme Fortuna ’72
Charles E. Eikner Cathy Coxey Snow ’71
Gifts made between July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013
Lois Burgay Gaunt Elizabeth Gaunt Bryan ’54 Ruth Dunkin Gellerstedt ’20 Jeanne Gellerstedt Hicks ’50 Kathrine King Gering ’70 Chris vonLehe Burns ’70 Sally Myhand Flannagan Neal ’70 Sally Shingler Kurrie ’70 Deborah Giugni McMillan ’70 Anne Herndon Oswald ’70 May Powell Parks ’70 Cassandra Maria Poulos ’70 William M. Gibson Patricia W. and Thomas L. Bass George W. Gignilliat, Jr. Martha Carter Middlemas-Bryant ’58 Charles Giles Vivia L. Fowler Marion Ray Gillespie Vivia L. Fowler Ruth Austin Knox ’75 Trudie Parker Sessions ’65 Eugenia Toole Glover ’49 Carleen Gaulden Gardner ’50 Carol Anne Golden ’67 Elizabeth Cook Cynthia Wilson Hauth ’67 Jill Gerber Smith ’73 Carole Jones Graham ’65 Dottie Kea Johnson ’65 Trudie Parker Sessions ’65 Julie D. Granum Susan Cobb Middlebrooks ’65 Sara and Jack D. Grist Glenda Grist Beardsworth ’68 Mary Laslie Grodner ’55 Anne and Kurt Ahrendt Susan B. Allen Joy D. Bagur Mildred B. Baker Gloria Boyette ’60 Beulah Laslie Brinson ’58 Joan B. Chapin Nell and Sam Cunningham Decon, LLC L. Dale Ducote Brenda M. and Donald J. Earle Ancy C. and James W. Firnberg Nancy E. Fitz Sharon J. and James H. Ford Emma Louise Keaton Franklin ’62 Leslie, Bill, Trey and Griffin Gayne Mr. and Mrs. George N. Grammer
Judy Woodward Gregory ’63 Eleanor Laslie Griffin ’60 and Taylor W. Griffin, Jr. Taylor W. Griffin III David L. Guerry Betty Upchurch Hasty ’55 Mrs. Robert Hines Jane Curry Hinson ’64 and Alexander L. Hinson Mary Budd Holmes Dominique G. Homberger Dr. and Mrs. Richard H. Huster Mary T. Joseph Barbara S. Kavanaugh Ruth Austin Knox ’75 Dr. and Mrs. Michael N. Laslie Leigh, Brian *, Anna, William and Brantley Lemaster Carolyn and G. Mayo Livingston, Jr. Susan and Buz Livingston Louisiana Vegetation Management Association, Inc. Jean P. and Charlie M. Macon Beth and Fount May, Jr. Judy H. May Thyrza White McClure ’55 McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC c/o Ronda J. Ellison Mr. and Mrs. L. D. McMillan, Jr. Fred McMullan Mary Margaret Woodward McNeill ’60 Minsky Pecan Market and Northeast Dixie Spring Water Debra C. Mundy Lou M. Noel Harriet Laslie Reynolds ’62 Kristin, Charlie, Oliver and John Reynolds IV Harriet and John D. Reynolds III Sarah C. and R.W. Schilling, Jr. Cathy Coxey Snow ’71 Carol M. Swing Barbara and Pat Unkel Ruth Unkel Christopher L. Whittington William B. Reily Memorial University United Methodist Church Joy Class Julia Munroe Woodward ’34 * Martha Jean Laslie Woodward ’54 and Sylvester Woodward Rhonda and Hayes Woodward Stephanie and Taylor Woodward Dorothy and Ray Young Sean Groover Claire Houser-Dodd ’53 Mary Groves Vivia L. Fowler Mae Eason Hall ’46 Diana Hall Richardson ’69 Betty Kersey Hammock Kari Lynn Goellner Kitchens ’91 Cathy Coxey Snow ’71 Ruth Ross Hardeman Thomas H. Birdsong III Emory A. Peters Wanda Maynard Schroeder ’80 Mae Sheftall Roslyn Atkinson Harden ’49 Emily Hancock Bredeson ’49 Francina Brock Kern ’49 Margaret Jones Harlan ’55 Joyce Ann Loudermilk Richards ’55 Rita Delaney Harris ’87 Tena Neal Roberts ’60 Mary Pate Hatfield ’48 W. C. Wyatt, Jr.
Petrona Garrard Humber Hean ’19 Elizabeth Hean Stone ’48 Marie Eads Burch Hendrix Dorothy Hendrix Hope ’62 Frances Denmark Hiers Frances Hiers Whitworth ’51 Martha Newsome Hines 1887 Betty Sweet Simmons * Beautie Gray Hinson Adra Diane Mayhue Johnson ’92 Essa Churchwell Holland Harriet Holland Schmitt ’62 Nancy Williams Holliman ’54 Beth Holliman Boswell ’77 and Glenn C. Boswell, Jr. The Winston-Salem Foundation John P. Holmes III Catharine Burns Liles ’66 Lamar E. and Charles Monty Hood, Jr. Anne Hood Geisler ’68 Calvin J. Houghland Mary Ann Pollard Houghland ’60 Rietta Bailey Howard ’34 Abigail Howard Dillard ’66 Katherine Howard Douglas ’66 Thelma “Doc” Howell Catherine Murphree Hartley ’59 Jean T. and Eldred P. Hudson Janie Hudson Williams ’67 Ralph B. Huston Elsie Beall Huston Pamela Huston Rosenburg ’72 Margaret Cantrell Isaacs ’33 Helen Jackson Burgin ’68 and C. William Burgin Leila Elizabeth Dasher ’69 Susan Isaacs Dodson ’69 Helen L. Jackson Helen Neal Kleiber ’67 Cathy Coxey Snow ’71 George T. Ivey Jackie Kunkel Ivey-Weaver ’87 Elizabeth Banks Jarrell ’26 Betty Jarrell Oetjen ’53 Margaret MacKenzie Jennings ’70 Jonnie B. Johnston ’70 May Powell Parks ’70 Jill Gerber Smith ’73 Rose Thomas Johns Geraldine Farrar-Thomas ’47 Elsie Andrews Johnson ’38 Margaret Andrews Willis ’74 Jean Roberts Johnson ’23 Laura Johnson Fowler ’57 Marilyn M. Johnson Victoria LeCorian Johnson ’08 Mary Smith Johnson ’35 Judith Johnson Highsmith ’67 Annie Anderson Jones ’48 Susan B. Allen Lura and William A. Amos Kathleen P. and Dennis Ballou
Patricia W. and Thomas L. Bass Jan C. and Robert Beeland Lois F. and Robert A. Bowen, Jr. Alice Hicks Boyd ’48 and Red Boyd Al and Patricia Bridges Carlyle Place Betty B. Chapman Cater and Henry T. Clay Community Foundation of Central Georgia, Inc. Betty Turner Corn ’47 Mildred Taylor Dennis ’57 Emily Hardman Dickey ’58 Jane Mobley Dickey ’48 and Robert L. Dickey Ann H. Dunwody Margaret K. and Robert J. Edenfield Sally and Lamar Fleming Carol and William H. Fox Frances Mahone Gavin ’50 Margaret McWilliams Goforth ’48 Peggy and Frank Gundlach Connie W. Hogan Jean Elsom Hogan ’51 Cordelia Dessau Holliday ’48 Katherine Wilson Johnson ’68 Susan H. and Darryl Jones Mary Lou and Ralph Lancaster Eleanor Adams Lane ’58 Robbie and Warren Lightfoot Maribeth Wills Lowe ’67 Jane Adams MacKenna Joyce M. and T. Baldwin Martin, Jr. Mary Ainsworth Mitchell ’47 Colleen and Sam Nunn Patricia Davis Oliver ’66 and William W. Oliver, Jr. Rosa Schofield Spivey ’47 Norma Stillwell Stevens ’54 Leann R. and Mike L. Stout Cater and Bert Thompson Wimberly D. and Marc T. Treadwell Laura S. and John A. Wallace Joanne G. Weaver Tom B. Wight Mary Jean and Charles H. Yates, Jr. Annie Anderson Jones ’48 and Frank C. Jones Vivia L. Fowler Gena Roberts Franklin ’71 Fred W. Hicks III Ruth Austin Knox ’75 Daniel J. O’Connor III Elizabeth C. and W. Michael Ogie Fabia Trice Rogers ’63 Martha Groover Staples ’49 * and James C. Staples * Casey Thurman ’65 Charles Jefferson “Jeff” Jones Ruth Austin Knox ’75 Martha Bradford Swann ’47 Deen K. Jones Vivia L. Fowler Frank C. Jones Susan B. Allen Jane Mobley Dickey ’48 and Robert L. Dickey II Judy Woodward Gregory ’63 Margaret Thrower MacCary Mary Ainsworth Mitchell ’47 Betty Nunn Mori ’58 Stephanie E. Parker ’81 Cathy Coxey Snow ’71 Martha Bradford Swann ’47 Randolph W. Thrower Joanne G. Weaver Andrea C. and Lawrence B. Williford Julia Munroe Woodward ’34 * Helen Elliott Jones Susan Jones Shulman ’68
Robert W. Jones Cathy Coxey Snow ’71
Linda H. Lane Frances White Skoglund ’64
Patsy Todd Jordan Mary McMillan Mancin ’78
Annie B. and Joseph T. Laslie Harriet Laslie Reynolds ’62
Barbara Lord Joyner ’82 Tara Joyner Haussler ’90
Carol Jean Latta ’70 Rosalie Bischof ’70 Patricia Grogan Borders ’70 Jenny Kopp Curl ’70 Sally Myhand Flannagan Neal ’70 Wanda Saltmarsh Hopkins ’70 May Powell Parks ’70 Kathryn Latta Rivers ’75 Cathy Coxey Snow ’71
Olive Long Kellum ’53 Josephine Russell Campbell ’50 Carol and William H. Fox Anne DeAlva Strozier ’53 Thompson High School Choral Students Jan Shelnutt Whalen ’71 Josephine C. Yancey Helen Youngblood Kendrick ’51 Emily R. Brumley Darlene H. Capista Elizabeth and David Cooley Martha Muncrief Staff at Upstate Forever and Lisa Hallo
Elizabeth Mobley Lawton Vivia L. Fowler Elizabeth Yost Lea ’54 Frances Y. Knight Betty Lewis Janet A. Lewis
Martha DeLay Kennedy ’25 Martha Kennedy Gay ’56
Joan Laslie Livingston ’52 Harriet Laslie Reynolds ’62
Miriam Staples Kersey Susan B. Allen Cathy Coxey Snow ’71
Deborah Van Horn Long Amanda Hayward-Giles
Roberta Ingle Jolly Kersh ’36 Charlotte Jolly Hale ’62 and Floyd C. Hale Gloria Euyang King ’48 Mary Euyang Shen ’46 Margaret Evans Knox ’37 Margaret K. and John H. Morrison, Jr. Mary Lyles Aiken Knox ’34 Julia R. Knox-Hudson Robert E. Knox The Hall-Knox Foundation Ruth Hall Knox ’40 Natalie Puckett Evans ’02 The Hall-Knox Foundation Julia R. Knox-Hudson
Kendall Blake Lott Judy Lott Marjorie A. Lowrance Doris and Theodore S. Alexander Susan B. Allen Frances de La Rosa Ruth Austin Knox ’75 Miriam Chylinski Lykke ’45 Virginia Martin Lawrence ’45 Marie Lynn Regina Anne Lynn ’90 Susan Perry Maddox ’75 Susan Ewing Maddox ’69 Nann Eldridge Manly ’50 Josephine Russell Campbell ’50 Nancy Black Wheatley ’50
Suzette Nash Kopecky ’56 Jo Ann Copeland Chapple ’56 Paula Hunt Geiger ’56 Betty Ann Peacock Hughes ’56 Trudy Wilson Topolosky ’56
Marguerite Gibbs Manship ’47 Kathryn Gibbs Steinbruegge ’45
Joy Johnson Kopp ’51 Robert G. Kopp
Maudlyn Jewett Markert ’40 Tena Neal Roberts ’60
Sara Griffin Perkins Landry ’80 Susan B. Allen Emily Chase Cook ’70 and Charles M. Cook Elizabeth McCants Drinnon ’48 Peggy and John Edwards Kay S. Greer Katrin K. Haskell Sally Murphey Heard Hilda Cook Hilliard ’81 Denny O. and Samuel P. Jones David M. Kalish Ruth Austin Knox ’75 Macon Duplicate Bridge Club, Inc. Emylee and John McBrearty Susan Rau Middlebrooks ’67 and Sidney E. Middlebrooks Hope Hahn Shields ’91 Bertha and William P. Simmons, Jr. Patricia C. Watson Saleta Williams
Elizabeth Hall Mason ’34 Virginia Mason ’65
Barbara F. Marble Barbara Marble Tagg ’69
George May Julia Claire Munroe ’04 Larry Nelson Maynard Ruth Austin Knox ’75 Guyton B. McCall Jane Kollock McCall ’46 Ben Harris McClary Joyce Rice Ellison ’72 Harriett E. Mayo ’71 Virginia McClellan McCowen ’44 Susan B. Allen Nancy B. Anderson Lisa and Thomas D. Bever Bradley Currey, Jr. Hal S. Currey Family Mariann and Freddie W. Evans, Jr.
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Olivia R. Gardner George J. Hauptfuhrer Ruth Austin Knox ’75 Gail B. and George S. McCowen, Jr. Gary Meadors Adele and Bill Muir Susan and G. Robert Parkerson III Alice Burrowes Ritter ’42 Marion and Martin R. Tilson Alfred S. McDonald Carolyn McDonald Parham ’64 Sarah T. and Dewitt McGee Anne McGee Morganstern ’58
Ina Blair Nau ’45 Virginia Martin Lawrence ’45
Jeanne Lindley Rives ’66 Betty Westmoreland Shuster ’66
Sylvia Tabor Shealy ’58 Thomas T. Shealy
Helen Clark Neal ’30 Helen Neal Kleiber ’67
Sallie Belle Roberts ’60 and George Roberts Tena Neal Roberts ’60
Cornelia Shiver ’25 Harriett E. Mayo ’71
Marie Butler Neel ’59 Helen Poole Fontsere’ ’59 Lucile Dismuke Neighbors ’45 Bucky Carithers Dwight Carithers Lynn Carithers Martha Bradford Swann ’47
Victoria McGinnis Catherine M. McGinnis ’04
Linda Taylor Nessmith ’84 Jo Duke ’84 Ava Arnold Wyatt ’84
Anna Belle McCrory McKellar ’10 William E. Baird, Jr.
Barbara Gaby Nettles Jean Nixon Gaby ’53
Mary Knox McNeill ’68 The Hall-Knox Foundation Julia R. Knox-Hudson Mary Ann Roach Meadows ’46 Emmie Carlton Johnson ’49 and Thomas H. Johnson Stephanie Marie Mercer ’05 Virginia Elizabeth Ward Dicken ’03 Barbara M. Gibson Annette and David Mercer Heather Hughes Walter ’05 and Timothy R. Walter Christina Aiken Young ’05
Sarah R. Roughton Sarah Roughton Wilson ’52
Mildred Gower Sims ’27 Carolyn Sims Brooks ’56
Sarah Jones Pafford ’34 Martha Pafford Schindhelm ’68
Carol Casey Rowland ’53 Martha Bielmann Hastings ’52
Pearle Dunson Sims Elizabeth Sims ’64
Evelyn Givens Fooshe’ Palmer Evelyn Fooshe’ Ogden ’66
Jane Wilson Russell ’47 Marie Wilson Turner ’48
R. William Skinner Lavinia W. Skinner
Elbert Hines Parker Ruth Austin Knox ’75 Cathy Coxey Snow ’71
Sally Fambrough Sanders ’55 James R. Sanders, Jr.
Anne Hyer Smith ’42 Betty Smith Addison ’51
Andy Schoonover Henrietta Craddock Schoonover ’76
Frances Knott Smith ’32 Barbara S. Woodson
Gwendolyn Sorrell Sell ’67 Marilyn Vickers ’67
Mary Galbreath Smith Sarah McGee Creech ’55
Virginia and James Semler Lou Ellen Semler Boyes ’69
Oliver E. Snow Cathy Coxey Snow ’71
Margaret Duckworth Sewell ’49 Susan B. Allen Gloria Boyette ’60 Kathy Annette Bradley ’78 Emily Hancock Bredeson ’49 Debra J. Brook and Michael F. Kemp Jacqueline Webb Bullard ’79 Capital Clothing, Inc. Frances Oehmig Collins ’47 Virginia A. Deadwyler Beverly Folsom Dyer ’49 Mildred Fincher Efland ’42 Sara G. and Thomas F. Fisher Gena Roberts Franklin ’71 Ruth White Fruit ’54 Mary Lane Edwards Hartshorn ’49 Jeanne Gellerstedt Hicks ’50 Anne Scarborough Hughes ’78 Mollie Elizabeth Hughes ’06 Kay Jacob Forde S. Kay Ruth Austin Knox ’75 Lashley Community Group - Sheila LaPradd Aimee Morris Lashley ’96 Elizabeth Nedra Mathis ’96 Sally Moffett McKenna ’75 Kea Hoover Mitchell ’95 Debbie Stevenson Moses ’89 Mary Catherine Collins O’Kelley ’72 Tena Neal Roberts ’60 Jerrye Griffeth Short ’49 Cathy Coxey Snow ’71 Suzanne Wrenn Spooner-Faulk ’97 Mary Beth Brown Swearingen ’89 Patrenice Guthrie Thomas ’96 Julia Weathers Wynne ’49
Thelma Durden Snow Cathy Coxey Snow ’71
Lynden Wall Mignerey ’66 Elizabeth Girlinghouse Bernard ’66
Judith Roe Phillips ’61 Thomas E. Phillips
Patricia Evans Missar ’53 Mayson Thornton Bissell ’53 Mary Joe Cawley McGee ’53
William O. Powell ’59 Betty Claire Manning Clark ’61 Dale Parker Craig ’69 Wilma Gardner Kinslow ’59 Eleanor Adams Lane ’58 Susan Stankrauff Newman ’57 Cathy Coxey Snow ’71 Anne Duffes Weldon ’90
James P. Moss Natholyn Miller Freeman ’54 Eunice Ann Christine Munck ’38 Olivia Lopez Hartenstein ’65 Janet M. Lawrence ’80 Mary Ann Taylor-Hall ’59 Valeria McCullough Murphey ’48 Mary Nims Hogan ’48 Cordelia Dessau Holliday ’48 Valeria R. Murphey Sadie Murphy Murray ’50 Jan Shelnutt Whalen ’71 Vera and Paul Nachbaur Joan Nachbaur Rathbun ’58
Joseph S. Persinger Margaret Murphy Persinger ’52
Jacob S. Quiambao Mary Lisa Boyer Millican ’83 Mickey Terrell Quillian ’53 Martha Davis Bauman ’52 Mayson Thornton Bissell ’53 Ruth Austin Knox ’75 Mary Joe Cawley McGee ’53 Tyler J. Rauls Amy V. Rauls Elizabeth B. and Albert P. Reichert Beverly Reichert Kennon ’48 Dorothy Wilkin Repass ’45 Wylene Dillard Kendrick ’45 Lewis K. Reynolds Linda Segler Reynolds ’65 Dorothy Mercer Rhoden Dorothy Rhoden Hicks ’62 Nancy Maddox Rivers ’29 Nancy Rivers Parker
Marcus Nash Vivia L. Fowler
Richard A. Sidwell Cathy Coxey Snow ’71
Gena Oldham Lisa Oldham Sassaman ’76
Louise Carroll Pharr ’20 Carroll Ricketson Bolton ’73
Hazel P. and David E. Morrow Teresa D. Morrow ’79
Ruth Wilcox Romero ’60 Emily Richardson ’60
Christine Olson Sibley ’70 May Powell Parks ’70
Gwendolyn G. and Bascom Norris Laura R. Norris ’77
Frances Horner Middlebrooks ’27 Jean Middlebrooks Morris ’57
Mary Wofford Morris ’47 James W. Morris
Katherine Rebecca Rogers ’60 Catherine Murphree Hartley ’59 Dee Bray Joiner ’60
William M. Shumaker Ann Ewing Shumaker ’63
Peggy Ann Pangborn Roos ’47 Susan B. Allen June Rowan Bishop Judy and Leon Shackleford
Faye Ponder Parks ’40 Ruby Maloy White ’42
Carolyn McCall Morgan ’72 Lynn Golson Priester ’72
Alice Rogers Julie B. Rogers
David S. Shriver Patricia Shriver Mancuso ’60
Betty Sweet Simmons Susan B. Allen Chenny Quan Gan ’02 Ruth Austin Knox ’75 Catharine Burns Liles ’66 Jeanette Loflin Shackelford ’61
Darlene Debault Mettler Libby Bailey Matthew R. Martin Emily Adams Mowery ’93 Miriam Likins Templeman ’96
Mildred McCrory Mitchell William E. Baird, Jr.
Katherine A. Robuck ’70 May Powell Parks ’70
Gifts made between July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013
Edith M. and Jack M. Spencer Marion Spencer Bluestone ’66 James C. Staples Mary Lane Edwards Hartshorn ’49 Ruth Austin Knox ’75 Cathy Coxey Snow ’71 Patricia Schler Stemme ’62 Amelia Perry Parkerson ’62 Donna Stephens Elizabeth Bockmiller Ceranowski ’94 Nancy Galm Strickland ’64 Terri Henry Parker ’88 Thelma Fraser Strickland ’77 and William E. Strickland Ellen Strickland Clann William E. Strickland Casey Thurman ’65 Eva Heath Sullins ’47 Beth Sullins Hughes ’75 Robert Swearingen Kari Lynn Goellner Kitchens ’91 Elizabeth Cave Sweatman ’68 Judy Floyd Smith ’68 Mark A. Taylor Monty T. Martin
Jewel Shannon Heidi Shannon Cook ’90
Robin Coble Taylor ’79 Hale Coble Edwards ’73 Caron Griffin Morgan ’73 Nina Sheppard Terrell ’58 Linda Brown Walker ’73 James E. Tharpe, Jr. Sandra S. Tharpe Patricia Glass Thorpe ’66 Beth Childs Brooks ’66 Nan Nell McWilliams ’66 Jeanne Yager Tribble ’70 Jan Drury Cox ’70 May Powell Parks ’70 Sarah Clyde H. Truesdel Michael J. Parella Elizabeth Conner Tucker ’48 Cordelia Dessau Holliday ’48 Lilias Baldwin Turnell ’27 Margaret Baldwin Ligon ’88 Urban Von Ulshafer Vivia L. Fowler Emily Whitaker Vickers ’42 Marilyn Vickers ’67 Donald J. Wade Tanya R. Wade ’89 May Belle and Ken Walker Elizabeth Walker Heckman ’72 May White Walker Casey Thurman ’65 Sallie L. Walker Carol Bacon Kelso ’73 Bonnie Keistler Wasson ’64 Mary Russell George ’64 Hazel Coleman Waters Janet Waters Hebbard ’80 Nan Carithers Watkins ’58 Margaret Moody Iwamoto ’58 Gary L. Weddington Angela Suzanne Varisco ’01 Hunter J. Welch Kirsten Johansen Welch ’71 Margaret Weldon Ellen Weldon Dukes ’62 Marybelle Proctor Menzel ’62 Wesleyan Class of ’42 Alice Burrowes Ritter ’42 Ruby Maloy White ’42 Wesleyan Class of ’45 Mary Frances Webb Nall ’45
Julia Munroe Woodward ’34 Margaret Welborn Adams ’60 Susan B. Allen Carolyn and William H. Anderson II Shari Richardson Arrington ’71 Kay Carroll Barnes ’60 Patricia W. and Thomas L. Bass Lorinda Lou Beller ’64 Gloria Boyette ’60 Kathy Annette Bradley ’78 Beulah Laslie Brinson ’58 Carol Burt ’64 Lynn Carithers Susan Lott Clark ’46 Juliet Singletary Coleman ’60 Agnes Danciger Linda Dekle-Frost and Vail Frost Glennda Kingry Elliott ’65 Gayle Attaway Findlay ’55 Vivia L. Fowler Gena Roberts Franklin ’71 and George W. Franklin Julia Cobey Gluck ’62 Eleanor Laslie Griffin ’60 Fred W. Hicks III Trish and Danny Howell Anne Scarborough Hughes ’78 Mollie E. Hughes ’06 Katherine Wilson Johnson ’68 Elizabeth C. Joseph Susan Pyeatt Kimmey ’71 Ruth Austin Knox ’75 Sally Shingler Kurrie ’70 Eleanor Adams Lane ’58 Diane A. Lumpkin ’63 Margaret T. MacCary Mary Pat C. and Fred Martin Mary Margaret Woodward McNeill ’60 Betty Nunn Mori ’58 Debbie Stevenson Moses ’89 Mary Charles Davis Moses ’62 Julia Claire Munroe ’04 Mary Catherine Collins O’Kelley ’72 Patricia Davis Oliver ’66 and William W. Oliver, Jr. Ermine M. Owenby ’61 May Powell Parks ’70 Virginia Barber Perkins ’63 Loretta L. Pinkston ’84 Lynn Lasseter Prater ’87 Jane Gardner Preston ’76 Hallie Suber Prince ’93 Amy V. Rauls Harriet Laslie Reynolds ’62 and John D. Reynolds III Tena Neal Roberts ’60 Trudie Parker Sessions ’65 Lisa D. Shiveler ’87 Betsy Palmer Smith ’60 Susan Snider ’80 Cathy Coxey Snow ’71 Suzanne Wrenn Spooner-Faulk ’97 Martha Herring Stubbs ’68 Casey Thurman ’65 Frances Bruce Van Horn ’53 Wesleyan College Alumnae Association Martha Jean Laslie Woodward ’54 and Sylvester Woodward
Wesleyan Class of ’56 Trudy Wilson Topolosky ’56
Corawayne W. Wright Libby Bailey Casey Thurman ’65
Wesleyan Class of ’68 Elizabeth Martin Bunte ’68
Gertrude Rowlenson Wright ’20 Irma King Guest ’42
Wesleyan Conservatory Renee’ Rousseau Tillery ’49
Ruth Kasey Yost ’28 Frances Y. Knight
Mary Tidwell Williams ’53 Howard J. Williams, Jr. Mary Jenkins Winders ’35 Martha W. Helgerson Betty Stewart Wingfield ’38 Elizabeth Wingfield Dick ’63
Lovick Pierce Corn August 14, 1922 – September 26, 2013
At the October meeting of the board of trustees, President Ruth Knox said of the long-time benefactor, friend, and trustee of the College “Lovick Pierce Corn has been a part of Wesleyan’s story for so long that it seems the College never existed without him.” Indeed, except for a brief period in the 1960s, Wesleyan has been guided by a member of his family since the College was founded. Following his death on September 26, 2013, President Knox spoke for the entire Wesleyan community in expressing her gratitude for Mr. Corn’s countless contributions to Wesleyan. The tradition began with Reverend Lovick Pierce, one of the founders of the College and Wesleyan trustee for 43 years. The tradition of service continued with Lovick Pierce’s sons, Thomas Foster Pierce, who was a trustee, and George Foster Pierce, who was Wesleyan’s first president. Thomas Pierce’s son Wilds Lovick Pierce, Wilds’ daughter Pauline Pierce Corn ‘18 (Miss Polly), and Polly’s son Lovick Pierce Corn all led Wesleyan as trustees. In a striking coincidence, Lovick Corn, like his distinguished ancestor and namesake, also served as a trustee for 43 years. The Corn family tradition of service to the College continues today through Lovick’s wife, Betty Turner Corn ’47, and their daughter, Elizabeth Corn Ogie, both Wesleyan trustees. In 2009 Wesleyan presented Lovick Corn with an Honorary Doctorate of Public Service citing his model career in business and his years of service to the College as trustee and benefactor, during which time he helped build valuable friendships for Wesleyan, a more substantial endowment, and two residence halls to honor his wife and his parents, among many other contributions. President Knox announced that Lovick Corn will again be honored at the official “ground blessing” for the new Pierce Chapel scheduled for February, 2014. Wesleyan Magazine Winter 2013
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 and Robert K. Ackerman Betty Smith Addison ’51 Hannah L. Allen ’80 Susan B. Allen Debra McGee Ambrose ’84 Linda G. Anderson ’71 William H. Anderson II McAlpin H. Arnold Ruth Wong Arnow ’56 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 S. 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 A. Bryant ’67 Patricia Sterling Brzezinski ’84 Virginia Perry Buckner ’33 Margaret and Mark Burgessporter Rosalind Allison Burns ’47 Carol Burt ’64 Cynthia Costello Busbee ’92 Carol Hindman Butler ’78 Helen E. Cannon ’60 Carolyn Malone Carpenter ’39 * Peggy Carswell ’49 Willene McGee Castleberry ’47 Jo An Johnson Chewning ’66 Susan Lott Clark ’46 Susan A. Cobleigh ’68 Nannette Coco ’73 Frances Oehmig Collins ’47 Barbara Roland Colwell ’70 Anne M. Cordeiro ’92 Betty Turner Corn ’47 and Lovick P. Corn * Pamela Davis Corvelli ’98 Lois Goldman Cowan ’45 Laurel Dean Gray Craft ’46 and T. Fisher Craft Peggy Chesnutt Daniel ’91 Linda Dekle-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 K. 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 Arline Atkins Finch ’56 and Ronald M. Finch, Jr. Gayle Attaway Findlay ’55 Eleanor Gravely Fleming ’57 Thomas F. Flournoy, Jr. Jane Esther Foley ’42 Phyllis F. Forschler Joan Shapiro Foster ’56 Vivia L. 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 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 Beverly J. and Gilbert Held Pamela Lohr Hendrix ’88 Cynthia L. Hershey ’91 Carol Inman Heyward ’60 and Andrew H. Heyward III Nancy Hill-Bates ’61 C. Terry Holland
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Cordelia Dessau Holliday ’48 Virginia Ann Daniel Holman ’75 and Calvin M. Holman Anne Scarborough Hughes ’78 Mollie Elizabeth Hughes ’06 Lucy Cline Huie ’41 Betty S. and William H. Hurdle Susann C. Hutchison Jessica L. Jarman ’99 Janet Friberg Jarrett ’78 Mildred Hawkins Jones ’49 and L. Bevel Jones III 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 Goellner Kitchens ’91 Dorothy M. and Robert E. Knox, Jr. Ruth A. 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 Richard H. Lowrance John F. Loyd Nancy Middleton Lucia ’65 Diane A. Lumpkin ’63 Nancy Dixon Lutz ’60 Margaret T. MacCary Beverly Hinely MacMahon ’74 Wendy Coffman MacMahon ’78 Nan G. Maddux ’75 Patricia Shriver Mancuso ’60 Molly M. Martin Virginia Mason ’65 Jeanon Moore Massien ’84 George W. Mathews, Jr. Lucile Adams Mathews ’66 Elizabeth N. Mathis ’96 William M. Matthews Michele L. McDuffie ’99 Rita Parker McGarity ’75 Sally Moffett McKenna ’75 Barbara Bird McLendon ’60 Mary Margaret Woodward McNeill ’60 Wende Sanderson Meyer von Bremen ’80 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 V. Neal ’96 Linda Sue Chance Newiger ’72 Susan Stankrauff Newman ’57 Catharine E. Neylans ’51 Laura Ruth Norris ’77 Mary Catherine Collins O’Kelley ’72 Vidal E. Olivares ’02 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 Evelyn Sims Stubbs-Reding ’51 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 Muffy Gordy Schladensky ’83 Helene Jones Schwartz ’45 Trudie Parker Sessions ’65 Jeanette Loflin Shackelford ’61 Susan McDonald Sheehan ’72 Sandra Bell Shipp ’66 and Robert Shipp Susan Moses Shropshire ’72 Sally Husted Shuford ’61 Martha Kinsey Skirven ’61 Virginia R. 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 * Kathryn Gibbs Steinbruegge ’45 Preston Stevens, Jr. Kathryn Stiles Stribling ’47 Karlyn Sturmer ’75 Sylvia Newton Summers ’64 and Roland S. Summers Mary Jane and Willard E. Summers Martha Bradford Swann ’47 Melissa Spradley Sweet ’01 Ann Scott Terry ’70 Artemisia Dennis Thevaos ’52 Bernardine Smith Thomas ’38 Martha Clower Thomas ’64 Betty A. Thompson ’47 Mary E. Thompson ’79 Mary Jane Wood Thornton ’54 and J. Earl Thornton Randolph W. Thrower Casey Thurman ’65 Mary McCord Tierney ’46 Frances Torbert Tilley ’40 * Tracy Ward Tilley ’89 Julie Houston Trieste ’98 Laura Jones Turner ’46 Marion W. Vickers Kathryn Smith Vinson ’99 Marianna Patton Walker ’79 and Carroll A. Walker Charlotte Little Walker ’49 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 Martha Jean Laslie Woodward ’54 Jane L. Wootton ’51 Cynthia Wright ’75 Georgiana Hsueh Yang ’49 Charles H. Yates, Jr.
Bequests Wesleyan College is grateful for these legacies we received from donors during the past year. Sallie Touchton Boyette and Isaac H. Boyette Sarah Turner Butler ’41 and Clarence C. Butler Neva Langley Fickling ’55 Ardys “Bunny” Gardner Dorothy R. Gower ’34 Mary Laslie Grodner ’55 Alice Ann Hamilton ’53 Annie Anderson Jones ’48 and Frank C. Jones Lola Leete Parker Kibler ’29 and Fletcher L. Kibler Priscilla Lobeck Maynard ’42 Margaret Duckworth Sewell ’49 Martha Groover Staples ’49 and James C. Staples Emily B. Walker Josephine Happ Willingham
Board of Trustees
Hannah L. Allen ’80 Reverend Cynthia H. Autry Julia G. Baldwin Alexis Xides Bighley ’67 Priscilla Gautier Bornmann ’68 Candy Burgess Jane Johnson Butler ’65 J. Cannon Carr, Jr. 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. J. Cal Hays, Jr. Reverend L. Jonathan Holston Mary Ann Pollard Houghland ’60 Susan Pyeatt Kimmey ’71 Bishop James R. King, Jr. 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 Debbie Stevenson Moses ’89 Andrew H. Nations Elizabeth Corn Ogie Lynda Brinks Pfeiffer ’63 Elizabeth H. Pickett Amy Vineyard Rauls Bryndis Roberts ’78 T. Alfred Sams, Jr. Marvin R. Schuster Dan Speight Susan Woodward Walker ’70 Bishop B. Michael Watson Kay B. West Reverend Jennifer Stiles Williams EMERITUS TRUSTEES William H. Anderson II Thomas L. Bass Lovick P. Corn * The Honorable Cathy Cox Andrew H. Heyward III Gene A. Hoots Reverend William H. Hurdle 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
Board of Managers Pris Gautier Bornmann ’68 Jane Price Claxton ’68 Glennda Kingry Elliott ’65 Ashley Garrett ’90 Jan Lawrence ’80 Melanie Filson Lewis ’93 Lucy Guy ’09 Parrish Smotherman Jenkins ’06 Carol Bacon Kelso ’73 Abbie Smoak Lacienski ’01 Rita Parker McGarity ’75 Jaime F. McQuilkin ’06 Beverly F. Mitchell ’68 Lynn Moses ’77 Susan Woodward Walker ’70
Board of Visitors
Cynthia Costello Busbee ’92 Wes Gordon Rebecca Grist Elizabeth Ware Hardin Saralyn Collins Harvey ’90 Eugene S. Hatcher, Jr. Katherine J. Hutto Richard P. Maier F. Dale Mathews Albert P. Reichert, Jr. Trudie Parker Sessions ’65 Tim Sheridan Mike Simmons Justin Souma Helen Stembridge John L. Wood Mary Zarcone
Douglas B. MacMillan, Jr. Vice President of Institutional Advancement Susan B. Allen Senior Development Officer Kimberly S. Casebeer Director of Foundation Relations and Donor Stewardship Lauren F. Hamblin ’06 Director of Alumnae Services, Classes of 1980-2013 Millie Parrish Hudson ’75 Director of Development Julie A. Jones Director of Advancement Services Monty Martin Advancement Services Specialist Deborah Jones Smith ’76 Director of Special Projects Cathy Coxey Snow ’71 Director of Alumnae Affairs, Classes of 1930-1979 Jessica Tanner Executive Assistant to Institutional Advancement, Alumnae Affairs and the Office of Communications Andrea Williford Director of Annual Giving
The recognition extended to those listed in this publication is one small way to thank the many contributors to Wesleyan College between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013. An asterisk indicates a donor deceased prior to publication. Italicized names in the class giving section indicate the alumna gave to Wesleyan via a planned gift. 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 Julie Jones, director of advancement services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 478-757-5130. Thank you. 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.
Wesleyan Magazine Winter 2013
Wesleyanne Helen Jemison Plane, Class of 1843
The Creator of the Stone Mountain Memorial Reaches her Ninety-Sixth Year by Margaret Richards Class of 1924 Reprinted from the Wesleyan Alumnae, April 1925 On March 10th, Mrs. Helen Jemison Plane, of Atlanta, one of the most distinguished and beloved women who went out from Wesleyan halls, celebrated her ninety-sixth birthday anniversary. Ninety-six years! What an interesting panorama must unfold before her as she sits and lives over the great moments of her life. Probably Mrs. Plane would tell you that the greatest thrill of almost a century happened on the 19th of January, 1923, when she was carried, amid the cheers of thousands, to the high rostrum on Stone Mountain, there to give the signal for the unveiling of the head of Lee, first of the colossal group to be carved upon Stone Mountain. How her hand must have trembled with mingled joy and wonder as she waved the tiny Confederate flag that sent the tons of rock thundering down the mountain side – the signal that revealed the quiet majesty of the Lee she adores. She had lived to see the dream of her life begin to come true! For in the heart and brain of this staunch little patriot was conceived the idea of the mammoth memorial that is now being carved on Stone Mountain. Such a memorial! – column upon column of marching troops, men, horses, guns, appearing over the crest of the mountain and headed to the left, led by Lee and six mounted generals as well as sixty-five other leaders in their own likeness. The entire column will be 1,350 feet in length, the figure of Lee upon his horse is 185 feet, a height equal to that of a fifteenstory office building. Thousands of people from all localities have already wended their way to the mountain, and as pilgrims before a shrine they are awed by the sheer immensity of the project; they bow in reverence to the majesty of the figures; they stand humbled before the vision of the eternal that is before them. 72
Mrs. Plane has been an outstanding leader in all movements pertaining to the preservation of Southern truths and traditions. Especially was she vigilant in holding high the patriotism of the gallant Confederate soldiers. Always within her burned the desire to commemorate, in some fitting way, the life of her beloved husband, and that of his comrades who fell on the field of battle. And, as Mrs. Plane has said, “When the idea of carving a memorial for the Confederate soldiers on Stone Mountain first presented itself to me, I was so excited I could not sleep that night.” So it was that in 1914 she visited the Venables, owners of the mountain, who readily agreed with her plans. From then on, except for the necessary war time interruptions and delays, the project gained favor, among the U.D.C. and the other patriotic organizations. Then quickly, not only the South, but the nation, was atune with the sprit of love and patriotism that prompted the act. Today the homage of an admiring
and loving people is given to her who dreamed the dream. Mrs. Plane was also founder of the Georgia division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. She was the first president of the Stone Mountain Memorial Association, and is now honorary president. It is with a feeling of honor and pride that Wesleyan, mother of colleges, sends birthday greetings to Helen Jemison Plane, a daughter, typical of the highest and best in culture and leadership. Courtesy of Atlanta Georgian: Helen Jemison Plane (1829-1925) From her spirit came the inspiration, from her mind came the conception, and “from her hand went the letters and the messages that in the end set the utmost resources of art and engineering upon a thousand-foot background of billions of tons of granite, carving figures two hundred feet tall in a procession more than a thousand feet long.”
Alumnae: Join Mathews Athletic Center for just $22/month! Membership includes access to Cybex strength training equipment, free weights, recumbent bikes, treadmills, steppers, elliptical machines, outdoor track, yoga, pilates, step aerobics, sculpting, Cycle Reebok classes, indoor pool and tennis courts. The Center provides locker room areas with day use lockers, showers, vanity areas, and towel service. Call Kathy Malone (478) 757-3775.
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The Architectural Works of W. Elliott Dunwody, Jr. Wesleyan College Press Born in Macon in 1893, W. Elliott Dunwody, Jr. became one of the area’s best-known and most talented architects. Buildings he designed still grace the landscape of his hometown and beyond and may be his most lasting monuments. But during his lifetime he was also known and celebrated for his manifold and far reaching contributions to his community. Among many contributions to the architectural landscape of the region, Elliott’s long association with Wesleyan College exemplifies the timeless nature of his work. More than eighty years ago, Wesleyan acquired two hundred acres on Forsyth Road and began building what was originally referred to as the Rivoli Campus. In the 1920s, W. Elliott Dunwody (1893 – 1986), then a young architect, oversaw the design of the new campus. His wife Mary Bennet was a Wesleyan alumna, Class of 1925, and he designed and built in her honor the patio at Jones Hall. The Dunwodys’ home for almost sixty years was located within sight of the campus. His 1928 Master Plan for the campus continues to guide the construction and development of all projects on Wesleyan’s campus. Still to this day, two additional generations of the Dunwody family carry on the family tradition of designing buildings for Wesleyan. In 2008, Wesleyan College published The Architectural Works of W. Elliott Dunwody, Jr., FAIA. Written by James E. Barfield and featuring the photography of Walter G. Elliott, this exquisite book of elegant architectural photography and insights celebrates fortytwo residential homes in Macon, plus many institutional, academic, religious, and commercial projects from the region. Included in the book’s nearly two hundred pages are Dunwody’s architectural drawings, fascinating historical reference material, and stunning exterior and interior architectural photographs. To purchase a copy of the book, call the Campus Store at 478-757-5233, or visit the Campus Store at www.wesleyancollegestore.com. Wesleyan Magazine Winter 2013
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Catharine Liles. Nutcracker Rehearsal (Study), oil on canvas
Catharine Liles. Backstage at the Grand, Ms. Lasky, oil on canvas
Upcoming Events Wesleyan Professor of Painting, Frances de la Rosa: Abstract Landscape Paintings Wednesday, January 15 – March 6 Opening Reception: January 15, 6-7:30PM McCrary Gallery, Murphey Art Building. Free.
STUNT! Saturday, February 22, 7PM, Porter Auditorium A student-produced musical revue and competition. Proceeds benefit scholarships. $5 general admission tickets available at the door.
Art Exhibition - Historical Perspectives: A New Deal Monday, January 20 – May 23 West Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building 25 paintings on loan from Brenau University. Free.
13th Annual Georgia Art History Forum Friday, February 28, 9AM - 5PM Trice Rooms, Olive Swann Porter Building 11AM Plenary lecture: Dr. William Eiland, Executive Director of the Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia. Sponsored by the GA Undergraduate Art History Consortium.
Catharine Liles: A Retrospective Art Exhibit Thursday, January 23 through March 7 Opening Reception: January 23, 6-7PM. East Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building. Free. WOW! A Day for Macon Saturday, January 25, 8AM-12 noon Anderson Dining Hall Mass community-wide volunteer service initiative organized by Wesleyan’s Lane Center. Pianist Steven Lin Thursday, February 6, 7:30PM Burden Parlor. Presented by the Macon Concert Association. For tickets call (478) 301-5470 or visit the Grand Opera House box office. Guest author: Esme’ Raji Codell Thursday, February 6, 7PM Benson Room, Candler Alumnae Center Noted author of children’s and adult books. Free.
Gloria Oduyoye, Soprano, Senior Recital Saturday, March 29, 6PM, Burden Parlor. Free. Classical Piano Concert by International Performer Louise Barfield Sunday, March 30, 3PM, Porter Auditorium For tickets call (478) 301-5470 or visit the Grand Opera House box office. Katrina Rodeheaver, Soprano, Senior Recital Saturday, April 5, 3PM. Burden Parlor. Free. Raleigh Cate Chance, Soprano, Senior Recital Sunday, April 13, 6PM, Burden Parlor. Free.
Artist Scott Belville: Recent Paintings Thursday March 20 – May 23 Opening Reception: March 20, 6-7:30PM East Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building. Free.
Wesleyan’s Annual Spring Recital Monday, April 14, 7PM, Porter Auditorium Voice, piano, and organ students perform solo repertoire. Free.
Violinist Sarah Geller Thursday, March 20, 7:30PM, Burden Parlor. Presented by the Macon Concert Association. For tickets call (478) 301-5470 or visit the Grand Opera house box office.
New Directions: Student Directed One-Act Plays Thursday April 24 – 26, 8PM Grassmann-Porter Studio Theatre An adventurous evening of comedy and drama directed by Wesleyan’s advanced theatre students. Tickets $10; $5 seniors and alumnae.
Wesleyan College Senior Piano Showcase Friday, March 28, 7PM, Porter Auditorium Pianists Yixuan “Fannie” Chen, Siwei Qiu and Shushan Zhao will perform solo and two-piano repertoire from Scarlatti, Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Chopin, Debussy and more. Free.
Wesleyan’s Annual Spring Concert Sunday, April 27, 4PM, Porter Auditorium A celebrated concert featuring the Wesleyan Concert Choir and the Wesleyannes. Free.
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