Homecoming 2019 Schedule of Events


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Friday, October 18

Willard House Reg 2018Willard House Welcome!

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. • Willard House
Please stop by Maryville College's Alumni House early for registration, breakfast, information, schedule of activities, messages and a special gift just for coming by.  Milestone reunion classes ('59, '69, & '79) pick up your packets with biosketch booklets, picture name-tags and more. Connect with alumni and meet your friends at Willard House.

Dining in Pearsons on Friday

7:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. • Pearsons Hall - Margaret Ware Dining Hall • $10 for breakfast & lunch, $12 for dinner
Experience lunch in the Margaret Ware Dining Hall.  Simply pay at the door and enjoy multiple food options, buffet, all-you-can eat, in the comfort of the indoors. Finish with a yummy dessert and a cup of coffee.  

Open Houses

Check here for the Open Houses Schedule.

Homecoming Choir Rehearsal

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. • Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald & Linda Nutt Theatre
If you were ever involved in any choir during your years at MC, this is the Homecoming activity for you! Our directors this year will be Stacey Wilner and Alan Eleazar; also, alumni Louise Wyman '57 and James Laster '56 will be conducting their own compositions, and Paul Rudoi will conduct his commissioned work. Here is our repertoire for Homecoming 2019:

A New Commandment - Louise Wyman ’57
A Scottish Medley - James M. Laster ’56
Crimond - Harry H. Harter
Ain’t Got Time to Die - Hall Johnson
We Are Not Alone - Pepper Choplin
Benediction and Amen - Peter Lutkin
An untitled commissioned piece by Paul John Rudoi

To participate, contact Homecoming Choir Coordinator, Chaz Barber, at chazb@gmail.com or (865) 640-5226.  Plan to attend at least one rehearsal to participate in the Homecoming Choir Concert Concert at 11:00 am on Saturday, October. 19, in the Nutt Theatre.

Composers Round Table Discussion

2:00 p.m. •  Choral Rehearsal Room
This round table discussion is called "The Compositional Process" with Dr. James Laster, Paul Rudoi and Louis Wyman. Anyone interested is welcomed. 

Alumni Awards Luncheon (Invitation Only)

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. •  Clayton Center for the Arts
This is an invitation only luncheon for the award winners and their guests.

Alumni Awards Ceremony

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm •  Clayton Center for the Arts, Lambert Recital Hall
Celebrate with fellow alumni as we honor the Alumni Citation and Kin Takahashi Young Alumni Award recipients at this event. Would you like to nominate an alumnus for one of these awards? Find the Nomination Form and criteria here.

Boydson Baird Memorial Golf Tournament

1:00 p.m. Golf Tournament • 5:30 p.m. Reception at Pavilion • Lambert Acres Golf Course • 3402 Tuckaleechee Pike, Maryville, TN 37803 • (865) 982-9838 • $50 per person

It's back by popular demand!  Register individually or as a team of 3 or 4.  Shotgun sounds 1:00 p.m. with a reception at 5:30 p.m. including beverages (no food) and a raffle of MC athletic memorabilia.  You will be able to register for this event in late July.

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MC Tennis hosts Johnson University 

3:00 p.m. • Campus Courts behind Crawford House
Non-conference, non-traditional matches, men's and women's.

Alumni Baseball Game

7:00 p.m. • MC Baseball Facility 
All former MC baseball players are invited to participate in a friendly game with current players. For information and to RSVP, contact Athletics at (865) 981- 8280 or by email.

Decades Bash DiscoDecades Bash!
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm  •  Clayton Center for the Arts,  William Baxter Lee III, Grand Foyer; $25 per person; Cash bar 
Join us for the party of the weekend for all reunion classes and all decades.  Enjoy dinner and dancing in the MC Spirit! Celebrate the past, present and the future with other classes having their banquet during the Decades Bash.  Be sure to show off your dance moves in the Flex Theatre. Register here.


Saturday, October 19

Willard House Welcome!

8:00 am - 12:00 pm • Willard House
Come by historic Willard House, a home that was the residence of Deans, Presidents and  students throughout Maryville College's 200 years of history. Here you will find the Alumni Office and everything you need to know about Homecoming.  Milestone Class Reunions ('59, '69, '79) please make Willard House your first stop on campus so you can get your Reunion Packet including the biosketch booklet, name tag, weekend itinerary and more.  

All other standard reunion classes (class years ending in 4 or 9), and all alumni and friends, please stop by to pick up your Homecoming gift from MC, to get schedules, maps and other information about everything happening for Homecoming, all while meeting up with friends old and new.  Breakfast is available on Friday and Saturday morning; and afternoon snacks will be at the house on Friday afternoon.

Dining in Pearsons on Saturday

10:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. • Pearsons Hall - Margaret Ware Dining Hall • $10 for brunch
Experience lunch in the Margaret Ware Dining Hall.  Simply pay at the door and enjoy multiple food options, buffet, all-you-can eat, in the comfort of the indoors. Finish with a yummy dessert and a cup of coffee.  

Harvest Craft Festival & Bake Sale

9:00 am - 3:30 pm • Alumni Gym (NEW LOCATION)
Browse the craftmanship of local artisans and get a jump on holiday shopping. Shop the selection of handicrafts as well as the culinary delights available.  All proceeds from the bake sale go directly to scholarships for Blount County MC students.  This event is sponsored by the Blount County Alumni Association. See detailed information about the Craft Fair and Bake Sale!

Service of Remembrance

9:00 am - 10:00 am • Wilson Center for Campus Ministry
Take time to remember and celebrate those special Scots who have passed since last Homecoming in a service led by Campus Minister, Rev. Dr. Anne McKee.

Mountain Challenge Tower Climb 

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. • Crawford House 
Challenge yourself to reach new heights as you climb the Alpine Tower! Children (ages 10 and under) must be accompanied by an adult.

Homecoming Choir Rehearsal

9:30 am – 10:30 am • Clayton Center for the Arts; Ronald & Linda Nutt Theatre
One of the most popular events at MC's Homecoming is the Homecoming Choir.  This is an annual gathering of the current MC Concert Choir and alumni who were choir members. If you are an alumnus and participated in any choir during your time at Maryville College, you are welcome to join this fantastic group. To participate, contact Chaz Barber at chazdb@gmail.com or 865.640.5226.  For details on choir events, including rehearsals, music and the concert, visit this page.

Church Professional Gathering

10:00 am - 11:00 am • Wilson Center for Campus Ministry
Alumni who serve as clergy, youth directors, church musicians or are seminary students are invited for light refreshments and information gathering to meet and connect across class years, denominations and callings.

Coffee with Coaches

10:00 a.m. • Baseball locker room next to The Scotland Yard
Come hear the exciting news about the development and renovation of our athletic facilities!

Check this page for all Homecoming Weekend athletic events!

Open Houses

Various Times • Various Locations
Catch up with favorite faculty and staff members at Open Houses. Homecoming guests are invited to visit several open houses during this Bicentennial weekend.  Visit this page for open house locations. Check back closer to Homecoming Weekend for additional listings!

Homecoming Choir Performance

11:00 am-12:00 pm • Clayton Center for the Arts; Ronald & Linda Nutt Theatre
Enjoy or participate n the College's choral tradition.  Our directors this year will be Stacey Wilner and Alan Eleazar; also, alumni Louise Wyman '57 and James Laster '56 will be conducting their own compositions, and Paul Rudoi will conduct his commissioned work. To join the group on stage this year, please complete this simple RSVP form prior to Oct. 6, 2019.  We need all participants (new or returning) to complete this form to save your spot and help plan for logistics of the event.  This event is organized by Chaz Barber '71 at chazdb@gmail.com or (865) 640.5226.  Please contact Chaz with questions.

Scots Walk

12:00 p.m. • McArthur Pavilion to Cooper Athletic Center
Connect with the Fighting Scots as they make their walk from McArthur Pavilion to Cooper Athletic. Wear your orange and garnet to show your Scots spirit. Line up to cheer the team on to VICTORY!

Scots Volleyball 

The Scots volleyball squad will host Piedmont and Brevard in a key USA South tri-match on Saturday, October 19th. MC will host Piedmont at 10:00 a.m. and Brevard at 4:00 p.m. All action will be on Randy Lambert Court in the Cooper Athletic Center.

10:00 a.m. • Hosts vs. Piedmont •  Volleyball Court 
12:00 p.m. • Piedmont vs. Brevard•  Volleyball Court
4:00 p.m. • Hosts vs. Brevard•  Volleyball Court


1:00 pm • Circle Drive between Carnegie Hall and Anderson Hall  * Line up at 12:45 pm
Alumni in reunion years ending in 4s and 9s march with class banners to celebrate our Bicentennial year ! THE PARADE KICKS OFF AT 1 P.M. If marching with your reunion class, line up no later than 12:45 pm on the side of Anderson Hall.  Listen for announcements.

Captain's Brick Ceremony

1:30 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. • Cooper Side of Thornton Football Stadium
Gather to see the Captains Brick placed in the Donald W. Story Captains Walk. The 2018 football captains that will be honored on the brick this 2019 Homecoming are: Trenton CumbyBlake HendersonMarkel Kea and Mac Seagle.

Tailgate and Food Trucks

11:00 am – 2:00 pm Tailgating under the Tent – Cooper Practice Field
Food trucks are coming to MC! 
If a picnic style lunch is more your preference, come and enjoy the festive atmosphere close to other tailgaters.
Varied pricing per vendor. Food truck vendors are listed here.

MC Scots vs. Methodist University Monarchs Football Homecoming Game

2:00 pm • Honaker Field 
Join the fans at Honaker Field to watch the Fighting Scots battle Methodist University Monarchs! General Admission price: $8.00.

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Men's Soccer Hosts Methodist

2:00 p.m. • Soccer Field

Bicentennial CelebrationClayton Center

7:30 pm • Clayton Center for the Arts • $25 each available for purchase at the box office beginning September 1
The College will commemorate its Bicentennial year with a historical tribute, musical showcase, and special student performances.  Please join us for this event, 200 years in the making.  Light hors d’oeuvres will be served.  Tickets will be available through the Clayton Center for the Arts Box Office beginning September 1, 2019.

Class Reunion Events

Various times and locations
Reconnect with your classmates, share memories and celebrate life-long friendships. Check frequently here.

Sunday, October 20


Wall of Fame Brunch and InductionMC Wall of Fame logo
10:00 am  •  Clayton Center for the Arts - William Baxter Lee III Grand Foyer • $20 per person
JJoin MC’s Athletic Department to honor former student-athletes as they are inducted into the Wall of Fame. The Maryville College Wall of Fame, located within MC’s Cooper Athletic Center, was established by the Honaker Club in 1975. Today, it is an ongoing project sponsored by the Maryville College Athletic Department. Its purpose is to recognize outstanding individuals who have contributed to the tradition of MC Athletics. During the past 44 years, 208 Maryville College student-athletes and supporters of the athletic department have been honored for their accomplishments. The 2019 class will be inducted on Sunday, October 20th at 10:00 a.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts during Homecoming festivities. The 2019 class includes Lynn Dildine (Baseball, Basketball, Track), Thomas Stephens (Football), John Robinette (Men's Basketball), Mandy (Franklin) Welch (Women's Soccer ), Karen (Tobias) Pilkington (Volleyball), and Roy Kramer (Special).See the Wall of Fame Roster here.  You will be able to register for this event soon. For more information. contact Gail Poeppelman at (865) 981-8280 or by email

Church & College Worship Service

11:05 am •  New Providence Presbyterian Church, 703 W Broadway Ave, Maryville, TN 
The congregation of New Providence Presbyterian Church invites you to join them for worship at 11:05 a.m. Many MC alumni may remember worshipping at New Providence during their college years. Following the service, MC students, faculty, staff and alumni will be honored at a casual lunch in NPPC's Westminster Hall. A minimal donation will be requested to cover the cost of the meal, but please RSVP to Tim Hollis tim@newprovidencepres.org, 983-0182 ext. 101 for an accurate count for food.

MC Tennis hosts Milligan College

1:00 p.m. • Campus Courts behind Crawford House
Non-conference, non-traditional matches, men's and women's.

Men's Soccer Hosts Battling Bishops of NC Wesleyan 

3:30 p.m. • Hosts vs. North Carolina Wesleyan College • Soccer Field
The Maryville College men’s soccer program will host a pair of key USA South matches during Homecoming weekend. The Scots will host Methodist University on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. before completing the weekend challenge hosting the Battling Bishops of North Carolina Wesleyan at 3:30 p.m. to culminate the Home to Howie weekend.