They each served Maryville College for at least 25 years – with the majority of their service in Anderson Hall.
They were professors, staff members and administrators who positively influenced students and helped shaped the present-day College.
They taught Shakespeare, rolled diplomas, ran the power plant, issued demerits and raised money for scholarships as part of their responsibilities.
And although some have been dead for half a century or more, they will not be soon forgotten.
During Maryville College’s Founder’s Day Banquet on Oct. 16, 2008, administrators at the private, liberal arts college officially kicked-off the “Legends of Anderson Hall” initiative, a project to honor the outstanding service of former employees and raise both awareness and dollars for the remaining $4 million needed for “Phase II” to renovate Anderson Hall, Maryville’s oldest and iconic building.
In 2007, a formal steering committee of current and retired MC faculty and staff was formed to begin discussing how ‘legends’ of the building could become part of an extensive renovation of Anderson Hall, said Holly Jackson-Sullivan, former vice president of advancement and community relations. The steering committee outlined a set of criteria and from that, 17 “charter” legends emerged.
“It was agreed that, much like the display of former faculty and staff members displayed in the lobby of Fayerweather Hall, ‘legends of Anderson Hall’ – those outstanding administrators and professors who dedicated much of their lives to the College – could be similarly honored in dedicated spaces of a renovated Anderson,” she continued. “Through photos, text and other visual elements, we believed the stories and sacrifices of former employees could serve to inspire current and future generations.”
Family and friends of living and deceased legends were present at the banquet and were recognized following a presentation on the service of all 17.
To read more about them, follow the links on the right.
To make a gift to Phase II of the Anderson Hall renovation project in recognition of any of these legends, contact Marsha Wynn at (865) 981-8204 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or make your gift online.