Homecoming 2015 Wrap-Up

Maryville College alumni came “Home to Howee” to celebrate Homecoming 2015 during the weekend of Oct. 16-18. The weekend included something for everyone: the Harvest Crafts Festival and Bake Sale, Homecoming Choir performance, awards ceremonies, reunions and several athletic events. And the MC Fighting Scots football team defeated the Ferrum Panthers 70-37!

New events this year included a “Decade Bash,” which allowed alumni from classes spanning several decades to gather for a night of dinner and dancing in the Clayton Center for the Arts. Also new this year was a Church & College Worship Service at New Providence Presbyterian Church to celebrate the historic connection between New Providence and MC. The parade returned this year and included several impressive floats made by MC students. For the second year in a row, the campus and reunion tailgate was held on the football practice field and included a special performance by the Blue Shades Rock ‘N Roll Band from the 1960s decade at MC.

Homecoming 2016 is Oct. 21-23 – we hope to see you back on campus!

Photos 

Flickr album: Homecoming 2015
Check out photos from Homecoming Weekend 2015!

Flickr album: Alumni Awards Ceremony 2015
The 2015 Alumni Awards Ceremony was held Oct. 16 in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre. The College’s Alumni Citation was presented to George Poland ’61 and Steve Diggs ’88, and Josh Phillips ’08 received the Kin Takahashi Award for Young Alumni.

Flickr album: Decade Bash 2015
Alumni from classes spanning several decades gathered for the College's first-ever Decade Bash, which included dinner and dancing in the Clayton Center for the Arts. 

Flickr album: Founder’s Day 2015
The 2015 Founder's Day Banquet, a celebration for donors at the President's Circle and above, was held Oct. 15 in the Clayton Center for the Arts' William Baxter Lee III Grand Foyer. Steve West, former CEO of West Chevrolet and current president of West Properties, LLC, was presented the Maryville College Medallion.  

Flickr album: Wall of Fame
Maryville College inducted four former MC student-athletes into the Wall of Fame during a brunch held Oct. 18 in the Alumni Gym: Angel Daniel Babelay ’02, David Evans ’81, William “Scottie” Cline ’92 and Joseph “Jodi” Tootle ’97.

Videos 

Video: Home to Howee 2015
See scenes from Homecoming 2015! 

Video: Homecoming Choir
The Maryville College Homecoming Choir, which included current and former MC choir members, as well as students in the MC Concert Choir, presented a concert titled “Lifting Voices, Coming Home.”

Video: Service of Remembrance 
The annual Service of Remembrance, led by the Rev. Dr. Anne McKee, is a time for alumni and friends to remember and celebrate those special Scots who have passed away since last Homecoming.

Video: The Blue Shades
The Blue Shades Rock ‘N’ Roll Band from the 1960s decade at Maryville College reunited for a special performance during the campus and reunion tailgate.

Video: Tijl Werbrouck Memorial Sign and Garden
A directional country sign was placed at MC's International House, where a garden will be planted in memory of Tijl Werbrouck, an international student from Belgium who passed away last summer.

Video: 2015 Wall of Fame Class
Maryville College inducted four former MC student-athletes into the Wall of Fame during a brunch held Oct. 18 in the Alumni Gym: Angel Daniel Babelay ’02, David Evans ’81, William “Scottie” Cline ’92 and Joseph “Jodi” Tootle ’97. Watch the videos to learn more about these impressive MC alumni.

Video: 2015 Alumni Awards
The 2015 Alumni Awards Ceremony was held Oct. 16 in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre, as part of the College’s Homecoming festivities. The College’s Alumni Citation was presented to George Poland ’61, retired corporate lawyer, and Steve Diggs ’88, and Josh Phillips ’08 was presented the Kin Takahashi Award for Young Alumni. View videos about the award recipients and their remarks.

Video: Founder’s Day 2015
Maryville College’s Founder’s Day banquet is an annual celebration for donors at the President’s Circle and above. The event is a tradition that allows the College to celebrate its rich history, annual successes, and the generosity of MC friends and alumni. During this year’s event, Steve West, former CEO of West Chevrolet and current president of West Properties LLC, was presented the Maryville College Medallion. Visit the Founder’s Day page to see videos from the event.

Stories

Three recognized with alumni awards
The 2015 Alumni Awards Ceremony was held Oct. 16 in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre. The College’s Alumni Citation was presented to George Poland ’61 and Steve Diggs ’88, and Josh Phillips ’08 received the Kin Takahashi Award for Young Alumni.

Greer and Sales are Homecoming royalty
August Greer ’16, a senior from Lebanon, Tenn., was crowned Homecoming Queen during Maryville College’s Homecoming festivities Oct. 17, while senior Xavier Sales ’16 of Douglasville, Ga., was crowned Homecoming King.

Steve West presented College’s Medallion during Founder’s Day 2015
Steve West, former CEO of West Chevrolet and current president of West Properties, LLC, was presented the Maryville College Medallion during the College’s annual Founder’s Day Banquet held Oct. 15 in the Clayton Center for the Arts. 

2015 Wall of Fame class
Maryville College inducted four former MC student-athletes into the Wall of Fame during a brunch held Oct. 18 in the Alumni Gym: Angel Daniel Babelay ’02, David Evans ’81, William “Scottie” Cline ’92 and Joseph “Jodi” Tootle ’97

MC Baseball celebrates Homecoming with alumni game, locker room dedication
The MC baseball team used 2015 Homecoming festivities to dedicate their newly renovated locker room to Jimmy "Pokey" Reese before hosting an alumni game with over 30 former Fighting Scot diamondmen and a pair of former coaches.

MC Football: Scots win Homecoming behind most points since 1927
Maryville defeated Ferrum College, 70-37 during Homecoming Weekend. Those 70 points mark the most points scored by any Maryville College squad in 88 years. The last time the Scots hung 70 or more on the Honaker Field board was in 1927. 

MC Men’s Soccer: Late goals help Huntingdon tie Scots 2-2 in double overtime
The Maryville College men's soccer team jumped out to a 2-0 first half lead only to surrender a pair of second half goals to Huntingdon College. The USA South schools battled through a pair of overtimes to record a 2-2 double-overtime tie. 

MC Women’s Soccer: Hale’s hat trick lifts Scots over Huntingdon 5-0 on “Senior Day”
On Senior Day, Maryville senior forward Allyson Hale ’16 tallied a hat trick of unassisted goals to lift the Scots past Huntingdon College 5-0 on Oct. 17.

News Coverage

Daily Times reports: MC offense lights up Ferrum

Daily Times reports: Scots get aggressive in blowout win

Daily Times reports: MC men settle for tie after holding early lead 

Daily Times reports: Slow start doesn’t stop Allyson Hale, Scots