is now serving as Immediate Past Chair of the Richmond Symphony on whose board he has served for 8 years. He is also Treasurer of the Center for Palladian Studies in America and an advisory board member for Preservation Bath (County, Virginia). Previously, he has served as Chair of the Virginia League for Planned Parenthood and Vice Chair of Comfort Zone Camp, a bereavement camp for children.
was named Vice President Emerita by the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, upon her retirement in June 2013. During her 23-year tenure at UMW, she created the College of Graduate and Professional Studies of which she was Dean and led the building of UMW's second campus in Stafford County, Virginia. At the time of her retirement she was V.P. for Economic Development and Regional Engagement.
and wife Nina Gregg co-authored a chapter in "This Land is Your Land - Local Organizing and the Hegemony of Growth" in Transforming Places. Lessons from Appalachia. Edited by Stephen L. Fisher and Barbara Ellen Smith and published by the University of Illinois Press in 2012.
twelve other former Maryville College Scot Football Players caravanned to Pittsboro, NC to do a "surprise" visit with ailing former Maryville College Football Coach Howard J. "Monk" Tomlinson on Saturday April 6th, 2013. The former players represented teams from the late 50's and early 60's. Many of the group experienced a new technology with a "Face-time" visit with former player Earnie Greeno in Bend, Oregon. Coach's sweet wife Shirley was a co-conspirator with Dr. Hugh McCampbell in organizing the "surprise" visit. The players spent the better part of four hours swapping stories with Coach Tomlinson, some of which were true, slightly true or outright lies. Coach recounted his coaching career with the group beginning with his call from Coach Boydson Baird to come to Maryville College, concluding with his retirement from the Univ. of North Carolina. One of the more humorous stories involved Coach rescuing Don Elia from drowning during a game on a flooded field. The visit was highlighted with a catered banquet from Domino's Pizza on the front porch of Coach and Mrs. Tomlinson's home. Yes, Coach's favorite pizza is pepperoni with onions. Many of the players wore their MC letter sweaters and jackets. Many memorabilia items made an appearance including newspaper articles, old copies of the Highlander, a letter blanket and the game football from the Rocket Bowl game. Most of the sweaters and jackets no longer fit comfortably. One observer commented that the group picture looked like a bunch of gray-haired, fat, old men. An old leather football, from the college, was presented to coach which all of the players had signed including their player number and the year(s) they played for coach and the college. A brief survey revealed that all of those who attended had, at one time or another in their careers, coached at some level. It was clearly evident that all in attendance had achieved a high level of success in their chosen careers. Testimonials indicated that, in some way, their successes could be attributed to their experience in playing football and their association with Coach Tomlinson. On Sunday morning, Coach & Mrs. T. again visited the group at the reunion motel for a continental breakfast where more tales & lies were shared. Those attending the reunion: Dr.David Berry, Col. Ken Christy, Bill Cochran, Dr. Mike Dalton, Don Elia, Dr. John Forgety, CDR. Joe Malloy, Dr. Hugh McCampbell, Ralph McCampbell, Bill Owenby, Pete Stafford, Don Story and Bill Woodby . A message from us to all who might read this article is that we should all remember and acknowledge those who had an effect on our lives as adults. Frequently, Coach Baird's name came up and some story was told about how he had affected our lives. Too often we attribute our successes to our own efforts and fail to recognize the contributions made by others in our lives.