Dear Members of the Maryville College Community,

President Tom Bogart in officeWhen I interviewed to become the president of Maryville College back in 2009, I knew that, if selected for the job, I could very well be the person to guide this institution through its 200th year in 2019. That possibility both excited me and scared me.

The excitement part, I probably don’t need to explain – milestone anniversaries are known for fun events, special guests, new ideas and more attention from the outside.  The fear comes from a little pressure.  Number 200 doesn’t come around again.  People will expect us to get it right.

As they should.  Maryville College deserves celebration. Read More →


Historical view of Anderson Hall


The College’s nearly 200-year history includes humble origins, heroic individuals, bold decisions, unique traditions and ambitious advancements. Read the Founding Story, follow the timeline and learn more about our presidents, campus and traditions. Appreciate MC’s history.

Gerald Gibson and Wayne Kramer head shots

Planning & Structure

Maryville College’s Bicentennial Steering Committee, co-chaired by Dr. Gerald Gibson, president emeritus, and Wayne Kramer ’74, former chairman of the College’s Board of Directors, will guide the special events and initiatives. Read more.

Class of 1894

Photo Gallery

Images of the earliest years of the College are scarce, but Archives has a good collection of photos that show change and progress through two centuries. We’re starting with some of the oldest images. Take a look.

Marth Hess in the MC archives

Video Gallery

In recent years, the College has filmed interviews with former faculty and staff, students, graduates and donors.  We have memories of Anderson Hall, of Crawford House, of legends. Watch them here, and come back for more.

Collage of MC memorabilia

Share your Story

It is the memories, common experiences and values that bind together the Maryville College community and provide a solid foundation on which to build a Bicentennial. At a place as old as MC, stories abound, but we are always happy to collect more. Share yours.


For nearly two centuries, students at Maryville College have received a world-class liberal arts education thanks to financial gifts from alumni, parents, companies, foundations, churches, faculty, staff and friends. Ensure that the excellence and transformative quality of an MC education continue into a third century. Give today.