In addition to events, Maryville College published and/or promoted several publications that celebrate the Bicentennial. In case you missed them, the Winter/Spring 2019 and Summer/Fall 2019 issues of FOCUS were devoted to the Bicentennial (see them at

Maryville College: Noble, Grand, and True for Two Centuries is a 160-page, hardcover, large-format book that tells the story of people and events that have shaped Maryville College for 200 years. Produced by Grandin Hood Publishers, the beautiful book includes original, never-before-seen images taken by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Robin Hood and photos from the MC Archives.

Tenth Watch: Maryville College at the Millennium Mark, a memoir by Maryville College President Emeritus Dr. Gerald W. Gibson, is a personal, candid assessment of the successes and failures and triumphs and tragedies of his leadership and administration between 1993 and 2010, when he served as 10th president of Maryville College.

Echoes from the Hilltop, by Paula Cox Bowers ’58, tells the story of Margaret Eliza Henry, the College’s first scholarship secretary. From 1903 until her untimely death in 1916, Henry traveled throughout the Northeast, raising money for scholarships for young people in the Southern Appalachians. The book includes passages of letters written from and to Henry during her 13-year tenure.

A special activity book was created for and distributed to second-grade students in Blount County. Illustrated by Mary Bristol, the book shares the history of the College, beginning with its founder, the Rev. Isaac Anderson. Dr. Beth Gowan Gotcher ’07 was the content consultant for the project.

Other projects included a commemorative print, created by Lauren Beaman for the Bicentennial, which features drawings of campus buildings. February 2019 artist-in-residence Troy Brown created an athletics-themed special edition print. MC also launched "Chilhowee Chat," a podcast of interviews with members of the campus community (you can find these in the Podcast Directory in the iTunes store).