Why I love MC
There are four main reasons why I love MC – The learning, the people, the community and the campus.
Learning: Whether inside the classroom with talented and knowledgeable faculty or outside while participating in Mountain Challenge, service projects or extra-curricular activities, Maryville College promotes learning and academic growth at every turn.
People: The professors are top class, but the administration and staff, from our president, Dr. Bogart on down are always ready to help. Also, each year our admission team brings in a top quality freshman class to ensure that our student body is top class as well.
Community: Maryville College is a close, tight-knit community and often feels like family. When anyone comes to Maryville as a student or employee, they are instantly a part of it.
Campus: When I drive onto campus each morning, I consider myself fortunate. Maryville’s beautiful park-like campus, the picturesque 150-acre College Woods and proximity to the Great Smoky Mountains National park is an ideal place to study and work.
Born in Jackson, Tennessee, I grew up in the Chattanooga area and near Huntsville, Alabama. I attended Carson-Newman College for my bachelor’s degree and completed my master’s at the University of Tennessee. As a student I participated in intramural sports, lyric theater and the a cappella choir. In the past I’ve worked as an admissions counselor at Huntingdon College, in residence life at Huntingdon and also here at Maryville College. I’ve been an international admissions coordinator and director of student support services at Pellissippi State Technical Community College and have served as campus ministry staff with the Navigators International Student Fellowship at the University of Tennessee. I’ve been happily married to my wife for 11 years and we have one son, who is six years old.