July 5, 2011
Cherished Alumni and Loyal Friends of the College,
On behalf of the Maryville College Community, allow me to extend heartfelt thanks for the work volunteers accomplished during Kin Takahashi (KT) Week 2011. During the course of five days, 126 volunteers worked a total of 3,535 hours and completed over 40 projects. This calculates to over $100,000 of added value to the College. As a result of the hard work of KT’ers, the campus is well-maintained and really looks great. This directly effects how well we function as a college, impacts student recruitment, significantly affects the quality of teaching and learning, and communicates a positive image to donors and foundations that support us financially.
The range of projects completed during KT Week included constructing an entrance ramp to International House, installing fans at McArthur Pavilion, painting soccer field steps and the mens and womens locker rooms (GO SCOTS!), refurbishing soccer bleachers, campus-wide landscaping, multiple painting, carpentry and power washing projects and ongoing work in the College archives.
Volunteers from across the U.S. included alumni & spouses, children and grandchildren of alumni, parents, students, friends, staff, faculty and members of the MC Board of Directors, Alumni Association Board and the Blount County Alumni Association Board. While the list of projects and the added value to campus is extraordinary, KT Week is also a time of fellowship, camaraderie and fun! Housed in the newest dorm, Gibson Hall, KT’ers enjoyed nightly get-togethers, a mid-week cookout at the McArthur Pavilion, an evening of music at the annual Kaufman Acoustic Camp and a lively wrap-up dinner on Friday night. Mark your calendar for KT Week 2012 scheduled for June 11-15, 2012. Additional information and on-line registration will be posted on the MC website in February 2012.
THANK YOU to KT’ers who continues to be an inspiration to those of us who have the privilege of enjoying the fruits of your labor. We cannot properly express our appreciation for everything you do to support KT Week and Maryville College throughout the year. To view photos from KT Week ‘11, please visit our photo gallery .