Feb. 13, 2013
Contact: Mary Moates ’14, Communications Assistant
J. Zane Winders, a senior economics major at Maryville College, has been accepted into the University of Tennessee College of Law. He expects to complete requirements for graduation at the private liberal arts college in May 2013 and begin his studies at UT in fall 2013.
While at Maryville College, Winders has been advised by Dr. Sharon May, associate professor of economics, and completed an independent Senior Study under the guidance of Dr. Sherry Kasper, professor of economics.
One of the distinctive features of a Maryville education, the Senior Study requirement calls for students to complete a two-semester research and writing project that is guided by a faculty supervisor.
Winders’ completed study is titled “The Property Ownership Decision: A Case Study of the United States.” According to Kasper, Winders investigated which system of property ownership best promotes economic prosperity, private property being a crucial aspect of the legal foundations of both capitalism and socialism.
“Zane and I deliberately discussed possible topics for his Senior Study with his goal of attending law school in mind,” Kasper said. “His ability to investigate both the benefits and costs of private and public ownership of property suggested to me that he possessed the willingness to look at both sides of issues, which is a quality essential for law students.”
Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation in partnership with others. Founded in 1819, Maryville is the 12th oldest college in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Winders is the son of Joey and Debby Winders of Maryville, Tenn. He graduated from Maryville High School in 2009.
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 2012 semester was 1,093.