Homecoming 2013 Wrap-up

Maryville College Homecoming 2013

Dear Alumni and Friends:

On behalf of the faculty, staff and students here at Maryville College, thank you for making Homecoming 2013 such a wonderful experience. We were delighted to host over 500 registered participants.

We kicked off the weekend with our annual Founder’s Day dinner at the Clayton Center for the Arts, where we celebrated the College’s key partnerships with the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont and First Presbyterian Church of Knoxville. Over 230 of the College’s most ardent supporters attended to see us recognize the newest members of the College’s giving societies. You can see who was recognized by visiting our website.

The jam-packed weekend continued, offering a little something for everyone, including the annual Wall of Fame Athletic Awards, a special presentation by President Emeritus Gerald Gibson entitled “Being ‘Scots-Irish’ at Maryville College,” a sneak peak at the demolition phase of Anderson Hall, a Friday night concert by Chris Hennessee ’97, standing-room-only performances by the Maryville College Alumni Choir and Off-Kilter, the Little Scotties Play area for kids, 15 class reunion events and the Scots’ big win over Methodist College.

The weekend culminated in the Alumni Reception and Awards Ceremony, where Maryville College Alumni Association President Ann Rigell ‘69 helped the College recognize Smith Jean-Philippe ’00, recipient of the Kin Takahashi Award for Young Alumni, and Alumni Citation Award Winners Paul Elliott ’63 and George Schember ’63. Read more about these outstanding alumni here.

We are grateful for your enthusiastic participation and your generous gifts to the College. Thanks to the hard work of our alumni, over $230K was raised by the various reunion classes.

Homecoming is a time to gather with friends and celebrate our roots. Based on my first Homecoming as Vice President for Institutional Advancement, it is clear that Maryville College’s roots run deep and strong. It is an honor to serve you in this role, and it is a joy to welcome you back home. Thanks again for your outstanding support. We are already looking forward to welcoming you back next fall.

Enjoy our Homecoming Wrap-up below to read stories, see photos and watch videos from this year’s Homecoming.


Suzy G. Booker
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Flickr album: Friday events

Flickr album: Saturday events

Facebook album: Wall of Fame Brunch

WBIR reports: 95-year-old double amputee reaches Homecoming goal
A reporter with WBIR Channel 10 interviewed MC alumnus Ed Brubaker '38, who returned to campus during Homecoming weekend for his 75th reunion. After both of his legs were amputated last year, he set a goal: to walk in the Homecoming parade. And he did it!

Ed Brubaker ’38 reaches special goal at Homecoming
After both of his legs were amputated last year, Maryville College alumnus Ed Brubaker '38 set a goal: to walk in the Homecoming parade. In this video, Brubaker talks about his goal - and how it felt to meet that goal during Homecoming weekend.

2013 Wall of Fame class
Maryville College inducted six former MC student-athletes into the Wall of Fame during a brunch held Sept. 27 in the Alumni Gym. Watch the videos to learn more about these impressive MC alumni.

Shipley and Kirksey are Homecoming royalty
Keli Shipley '14, a senior from Chattanooga, Tenn., was crowned Homecoming Queen during Maryville College’s Homecoming festivities Sept. 28, while senior John Cole Kirksey '14 of Greenville, Miss., was crowned Homecoming King. See who else was on this year’s Homecoming Court.

Three recognized with alumni awards
Maryville College honored three alumni during the National Alumni Association’s annual meeting and reception held Sept. 28 in the Alumni Gymnasium on campus. Read more about these outstanding MC alumni.

Reunion classes raise more than $230,000 for MC
The National Alumni Association’s annual meeting and reception on Sept. 28 provided a time for Maryville College to praise the reunion year classes’ fundraising efforts.

Homecoming Golf Tournament winners announced
The Coach Boydson Baird Memorial Golf Classic is a Homecoming tradition for Maryville College alumni, parents and friends. Check out this year’s tournament winners.

MC football: Scots win Homecoming over Methodist, 35-26
A strong first half and numerous defensive stops in the second half led the Maryville College Fighting Scots past Methodist University by the score of 35-26 on Sept. 28 on MC's Honaker Field.

The Daily Times reports: Scots hold on for Homecoming
Evan Pittenger ran for 115 yards, threw for 269 more and accounted for three Maryville College touchdowns Saturday as the Scots held off Methodist University's second half resurgence to secure a 35-26 USA South victory for a homecoming crowd topping 4,600.

Women’s soccer: Lady Scots defeat Bishops 2-1 for key USA South victory
The Maryville College women's soccer team advanced to 4-2-1 on the season and 2-1 in USA South challenges with a strong 2-1 victory over North Carolina Wesleyan College at home on Sept. 27.

Men’s soccer: MC falls to NC Wesleyan in overtime Sept. 27
The Maryville College men's soccer team fell to 4-2-2 on the season and 1-1 in USA South challenges with a 2-1 overtime loss to North Carolina Wesleyan College at home on Sept. 27.

Women’s soccer: Scots crush Fighting Squirrels 13-0 in soccer action
Eight first half goals lead the way and five second half goals slammed the door as Maryville defeated Mary Baldwin in Women's Soccer action on Sept. 28 as part of Homecoming Weekend on the MC campus.

Be sure to check out our additional Homecoming coverage on Facebook, Twitter, Vine and Instagram!

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 offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the fall 2016 semester is 1,197.