February 25, 2003
Adam Mabe, a Maryville College sophomore, was elected president of the Tennessee Association of College and University Residence Halls (TACURH) at the organization’s annual conference. This year’s conference, entitled “Egyptian Blues: Remember the Times” was held at the University of Memphis during the weekend of February 7-9.
Founded in 1991, TACURH is made up of students who serve in residence hall government or as resident assistants on their respective campuses. The organization works to promote creativity and campus leadership among its members.
According to Maryville College Assistant Dean of Students Michelle Ballew, Mabe was “elected unanimously” to head TACURH. As president, he will be responsible for determining the direction that the organization will go in the next year.
“ We are proud of Adam taking a leadership role in TACURH,” Ballew said. “Maryville College will be well represented.”
Mabe was one of five students and two staff advisors representing Maryville College at the conference, which was attended by over 100 students from approximately 10 of Tennessee’s colleges and universities. The annual conference is designed to give those involved in college residence hall leadership an opportunity to “trade ideas about different residence hall programs,” Mabe said.
At Maryville College, resident assistants promote a variety of campus programs, ranging from musical performances and comedians to lectures and discussion forums on health, safety and current events. Additionally, each residence hall sponsors ice cream socials and movie nights throughout the year, designed to “build community” on the College campus, according to Residence Life Coordinator Chad Gray.
At the conference, Maryville College was selected as the host site for next year’s event, which will draw approximately 150 students from across the state to the College next spring.
Mabe, a 2001 graduate of Heritage High School, is the son of Charles and Nonette Mabe of Walland. He is majoring in chemistry at the College and is active in the music program, playing in both the band and orchestra.
Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state‘s third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for its academic rigor and its focus on the liberal arts, Maryville is where students come to stretch their minds, stretch themselves and learn how to make a difference in the world. Total enrollment for the fall 2013 semester was 1,168.