2014 Volunteers

February 12, 2014

Dear Fellow KT’er,           

Please mark your calendar for June 9 – 13, 2014! This year marks the 18th anniversary of K.T. Week which honors fellow alumnus Kin Takahashi by giving back, just as he did, to Maryville College. Many of us will arrive on Sunday afternoon (the 8th) to firm up assignments of landscaping, painting, carpentry, archives and other tasks as well as greet friends and classmates.

 As we are now deep into the electronic age, please register online.

  • When filling out days of participation, please indicate whether you will attend the kick-off breakfast on Monday morning, the Wednesday afternoon barbecue, and/or the Friday evening celebration dinner.
  • T-shirts, designed by a current student, will be provided for all participants thanks to Abby McKean ’55. Please be sure to indicate your shirt size.
  • If you have specific questions regarding registration, contact Marde Soutullo by email at marde.soutullo@maryvillecollege.edu or by phone at (865) 981-8200.
  • The deadline for registration is May 15, 2014.

For those staying on campus, we will reside in Gibson Hall. Check-in will be from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 8th, or each morning thereafter between 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. in the Proffitt Dining Room behind Pearson’s Hall. Guest information is provided in the enclosed K.T. Week materials. For those who have been asked to lead a Team, a Team Leaders’ meeting will be held in the Crawford Room of the Physical Plant Building A on Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

If you have not noticed, some of us are getting older. (There, I said it.) If you know any recently retired folks (like class of ’74-’80 or so), please encourage them to join us. We could use the vigor and enhancement.

Please note: There is an additional opportunity this year for KT’ers kids or grandkids who will be in 10th, 11th or 12th grade next fall. From Sunday evening (6/8) through Friday noon (6/13) Horizons, MC’s on-campus Youth Theology Experience will give our youth “an opportunity to explore their faith, plunge into service, build friendships and gain confidence.” Planned and staffed by Rev. Dr. Anne McKee and MC students/staff, the program is endorsed by the Lilly Youth Theology Network. The cost is $225 (scholarships are available) and the number of students is limited. For more information and registration, please go to the MC website maryvillecollege.edu/horizons or contact Kathleen Farnham, director of church relations at 865.981.8217 or kathleen.farnham@maryvillecollege.edu

Andy McCall and his team are already in the planning process for KT Week, so I look forward to working and fellowshipping with you as we serve our alma mater. Thank you for your past participation. Truly, every area on campus reflects your previous improvement efforts. The Kin Takahashi spirit of “giving back to Maryville College” lives on in you.

Blessings to you and yours, 

Dan Greaser ’60

P.S. Sunday night KT’ers will meet for dinner at El Jimador Mexican Restaurant (1705 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy) – just minutes from campus. Everyone is invited – Dutch treat!