Kin Takahashi Week 2017 Wrap-Up

Dear Fellow KTers,

The 21st Annual KT Week at Maryville College was a great success by many measures. We had 120 alumni and friends of the College complete more than 55 projects by contributing 464.5 workdays and more than 3,000 project hours.

Three classrooms were painted in Thaw Hall, the lounge was painted at International House, as was the Post Office. Chair rails were installed and painted in the lounge and three classrooms of International House, in the long hallway of the CCA, and in the room between the cafeteria and the PDR. The entry doors to Thaw and Bartlett were painted, and the painting team scraped the polyurethane off  the doors on the first floor of Sutton Science Center. The repaired pump/valve building near the cemetery was also painted.

The carpentry teams replaced the cat walk flooring above the football field press box, cut lumber parts for five picnic tables and repaired an office door in Sutton Science Center. They additionally modified a cabinet for secure storage of a 3D printer, installed shelving for housekeeping in closets in Copeland Hall, repaired the pump/valve building near the cemetery, and installed beadboard in the tiered classroom in Thaw Hall. The masonry team built two walkways, as well as 10 paver walk paths in the Fayerweather parking lot and put pavers under the swing on the east side of Lloyd Hall. Furniture was cleaned in Copeland Hall, new slides were installed on chairs in the Chilhowee Club, and Christmas decorations were reworked for future use in the Clayton Center for the Arts. Pressure washing improved the appearance of entries to numerous buildings and walkways. Some 36 participants in Archives were proud to finally work their way through all of the storage boxes of materials brought out of the basement of Anderson Hall. Landscaping teams trimmed bushes and trees, spread mulch, and brought attention to flower gardens. 

In addition to the KTers, we had the excellent support of 15 members of the Physical Plant Department and 10 members of the Advancement and Alumni staff. We truly couldn’t complete our projects without their considerable help, especially the attention given by Reggie Dailey of the PPD and Angela Miller of the Alumni Office.

KTers should be proud of the improvement in “curb appeal” your efforts brought to the campus of Maryville College and of the improvements in historical perspective of information in Archives.

For your information, the KT Endowment is now more than $63,000.

Sincere thanks for your participation in KT Week 2017. Put the week of June 4-8, 2018 on your schedule to attend KT Week 2018. Watch this page for online registration beginning in April 2018.

Dan Greaser ‘60


KT Week 2017 Photos:

Candid shots

Before & After