February 15, 2013
Dear Maryville College Alumni & Friends,
Kin Takahashi (K.T.) Week, the College’s annual week of volunteerism, is scheduled for June 10-14, 2013. For 17 years, devoted MC alumni, students, friends, staff and faculty have shared their time and talents to benefit the College. You will notice the handprints of K.T. volunteers all around campus as projects have included landscaping, painting, carpentry, inventory and archives.
K.T. Week is volunteer friendly! You have the option of volunteering for as little as a few hours or for as long as the entire week. No special skills are needed, just the desire to have a great time while working together to enrich our beloved alma mater. Check out photos from K.T. Week 2012.
K.T. Week is also a good reason to have great time! Lodging and meals are provided, including a Monday morning kick-off breakfast in Proffitt Dining Room (P.D.R.), a Wednesday night cook-out at the McArthur Pavilion followed by the Kaufman Flatpick Camp Concert (discounted ticket) in the Alumni Gym and a Friday night wrap-up celebration in P.D.R. This year, the MC Blount County Alumni Association is hosting the first annual Scotsman 5-K run on Saturday, June 15th to raise funds for scholarships awarded to MC students from Blount County. Whether you want be a participant or a spectator, K.T. volunteers are invited to be part of the fun.
Remember to register by 5/24/13 to receive a collectible K.T. Week t-shirt designed by a current MC student. Also, please complete your medical release form. For those who will be staying on campus, download our guest information packet.
I look forward to seeing you at KT Week.
Blessings to you and yours,
Dan Greaser, ‘60
June 20, 2013
Alumni and Loyal Friends of the College,
On behalf of the Maryville College Community, allow me to extend thanks for the work volunteers accomplished during Kin Takahashi (KT) Week 2013. Beyond the numerous projects that made such a difference in facilities and appearance, your work helped provide inspiration for all of us who work here every day. It is hard to overstate the encouragement that comes from evidence that alumni and friends care so deeply about the College. We hope that you, too, derived satisfaction from your involvement in this week of work and fellowship.
During the course of five days, over 120 volunteers worked a total of 3,379 hours and completed over 52 projects. Your time, talent, and plain hard work contributed in an important way that directly affects how well we function as a college, impacts student recruitment and retention and communicates a positive image to donors and foundations that support Maryville financially. As we announced at dinner on Friday, Maryville College received a Bravo! Award from Keep Blount Beautiful and the Garden Clubs of Blount County. This is just one example of how your contribution is valued beyond the campus.
It is difficult to properly express our appreciation for everything you do to support KT Week and Maryville College throughout the year. I simply wish to offer my heartfelt THANK YOU. Enjoy the photos from KT Week ’13.
Please mark your calendar for KT Week 2014 scheduled for June 9-13, 2014. Additional information and online registration will be posted on the MC website in February 2014.
Again, thank you,
William T. Bogart