Save the Dates - Baylor School



Save the Dates - Baylor School
Honoring Jimmy Duke Third Celebrate Baylor Auction
“Not a lot of people find a way
to match what is best and finest
in themselves with what is hurting
and painful in the world. Jimmy
found that magic bridge and
walked across it.” – remarks by
Dr. Herb Barks, Jr. delivered at
a memorial service for Jimmy
Duke on November 24, 1988
A celebration honoring the life and legacy of Jimmy Duke (19341987) will take place on Saturday, November 3, 2007, at The
Chattanoogan. Duke, who came to Baylor in 1971 and served as a
teacher, coach, and Director of Admissions, died of cancer in 1988.
This special reunion banquet will include remarks from Dr. Herb
Barks, Jr. and others close to Duke. Details are still being finalized,
but you should definitely save the date for this memorable event! For
more information, please call Chris Calton ’89 at (615) 467-3529, or
e-mail him at: [email protected]
Save the Dates
Baylor vs. McCallie
Football Game
7 p.m.
Heywood Stadium
Alumni Reunion Weekend and
Baylor Homecoming
Friday, October 26 at 7 p.m.
Baylor vs. Pope John Paul II
Heywood Stadium
Raises $400,000 for Annual Fund
With the support of more than 100 volunteers,
this year’s Celebrate Adventure auction netted
$400,000 for the school’s Annual Fund, which
directly benefits faculty, programs, and students. Approximately 500 parents, alumni,
grandparents, trustees, faculty, and many
friends attended the third biennial event, which
featured hundreds of unique items. “The funds raised from this event
significantly add to the quality of programs and experiences for our
students. This is an important fund-raising event for the entire Baylor
community,” said Julie Merrill ’92, auction coordinator. “We are
particularly grateful for the hard work of our many parent volunteers
and the incredible leadership of Chris Crimmins ’80 and Kate Dilworth,
who served as this year’s auction co-chairs.” (pictured above)
Honoring Former Faculty Through ARCKS Scholarship
A scholarship fund honoring former Baylor faculty members Roy
Ashley, Lewis Rush, Bill Cushman ’59, Sergeant Joe Key, and Jack
Stanford was established in 2004 by a Baylor alumnus. Although the
donor wishes to remain anonymous, he established the gift as a way
to express his deep gratitude for the profound academic and overall
life lessons he learned from these legendary individuals and also as
a vehicle for future generations of students to benefit from a Baylor
education. Known as the ARCKS scholarship (the acronym comes
from the first letter of each faculty members’ last name), the fund is
designated to provide support of need-based scholarships for boarding
students. If you would like more information on how you can honor
these outstanding former faculty members through contributions to
the ARCKS scholarship fund, please contact Matt Lewis at (423)
267-8506, ext. 387, or e-mail him at [email protected]
Student Panel Shares Insights with Alumni Board
The spring meeting of the Alumni Board featured a panel of Baylor
seniors who shared their insights about the college search process,
academic rigor and college preparedness, the Honor Code, and
leadership opportunities. The panel of four students was facilitated
by Charlotte Smith ’96, who said she believes alumni leadership must
come from the desire to serve those who benefit the most — the
school’s current students. “If you don’t know current students, or
haven’t had the opportunity to interact with them, then you don’t
get to see your leadership actions come to fruition,” said Smith. “I
believe that alumni of any institution must have a connection to the
current students in order to feel an inspiration for good.” Pictured
at left are Claire Cassady, Tiffany Williams, Charlotte Smith ’96, Fritsl
Butler, and Harris English.
Athletic Round Up
The Baylor boys’ basketball team finished with a 13-15 record and
advanced to the state tournament, where they upset Briarcrest 5452 before losing to St. George’s Academy. A very young Baylor girls’
team finished 6-23.
The Baylor baseball team finished with a 34-8 record and was
undefeated in regular season region play. The Raiders were also
region tournament champions but fell short of defending last year’s
state title, losing to eventual champion Christian Brothers in the
loser’s bracket final.
Baylor fielded two region champion bowling teams this winter with
the boys going 11-11 and advancing to the state semifinals and the
girls’ squad finishing 11-7 as a state quarterfinalist.
Lori Moss
The Baylor boys’ swim team won its first state championship since
1997. Baylor also won the combined title with 432 points, its highest
such total in a decade; the Baylor girls were fourth. A new state record
(1:24.69) was set by the boys’ 200 free relay team of sophomores
Brad Hamilton, Greg Roop, Michael Vredeveld, and Jake Hora ’07.
Sophomore Jordan Mauney finished second in one-meter diving at
the state championships with a score of 472, well above the cutoff
of 385, putting him in consideration for All-America honors, which
will be announced this July. First year head coach Dan Flack was
named Tennessee’s men’s coach of the year.
Surprising many “experts,” Baylor won the 2007 state soccer championship with a 1-0 win over Christian Brothers. The Raiders won
previous titles in 2000 and 1997. Their 10-3-5 record included four
scoreless ties, and they were shutout three times, so it was no secret
that the Raiders had had trouble scoring goals this season. What
may have gotten lost, however, was how few goals they had allowed
— only five in 18 games and never more than one in any game. The
three Baylor losses were 1-0 games, there was a 1-1 tie, and the 3-1
win over Memphis University School in the state quarterfinal match.
Kristin Vines
Eddie Davis
It seems that the “tradition” at the traditional state wrestling
tournament is a winning Baylor team. The Red Raiders brought
home their fourth consecutive traditional championship this winter,
their seventh in the last nine years and tenth in the school’s history.
Junior Bailey Whitaker and senior Ben Johnson joined an elite group,
becoming Baylor’s fourth and fifth three-time individual state champs.
Seniors Reed Doster and Daniel Waddell won their second state titles,
while senior Mike Bell won his first. Baylor also won the state duals
title in 2007, their team’s fourth in seven years.
Baylor fencers won a second straight state team championship this
year and took six of the eight top spots in individual competition.
Junior Tyler Brasfield was the individual champion. At the Southeast
Sectional fencing championships, Parth Deshmukh ’07 was the Men’s
Under 19 champion and earned his B rating.
Baylor fielded a girls’ lacrosse team for the first time ever this year and
finished with a record of 3-7-1 overall and 3-3 in the conference, the
best among the five first-year programs in the state. Baylor boys’ lacrosse
returned in 2007 after several years without a team and finished a
respectable 4-8. The TSLA (Tennesse Scholastic Lacrosse Association)
handed out its post-season awards and three members of the team
made All-State. Juniors Ryan Kellner and Harrison Langley were named
All-State, with Zach Coward ’07 earning All-State honorable mention.
Eddie Davis
Lara Sibold
Baylor sophomore Bo Seal won the last four games of the third set to
win his second consecutive state boys’ singles championship in 2007
while senior Brandi Cordell and freshman Katie Thornton coasted to
the girls’ state doubles title, losing only four games in three tournament
matches. The Baylor girls’ team was state runner-up. Julian Onken ’07
and Tanz Kane ’07 were the state runner-up in boys’ doubles.
Eddie Davis
Baylor finished in the “final three” at the state softball tournament
for the second straight season. The Raiders were region champions,
defeating eventual state champ GPS 5-4 for the title and finishing
with a 29-15 record.
Kate McKenzie ’07 was the region and state champion in the 400
meter dash, setting a new school record at the state meet in 56.52
and ran on three relay teams that set new school records – the 800
(Lindsay Bibee, Sarah Gawthrop, Kiera Payne, McKenzie) in 1:44.44,
the 1600 (McKenzie, Gawthrop, Kate McBrien, Mary Stagmaier) in
3:58.54, and the 400 meter (Shirley Barrett, Payne, Gawthrop,
McKenzie) in 49.25. Hannah Jumper set a new school record of
11:38.65 at the state meet’s 3200 meter run, and Taylor Davidson set
a new school record in the pole vault with a jump of 9'4" at an
earlier meet. Mary Shelton Bryant was the region high jump champion.
Wesley Idlette (pictured on left) was
a four-event region champion for the
Baylor boys, finishing first in the
decathlon competition, the triple jump,
the 110 meter hurdles, and the 300
meter hurdles. He was second in the
state decathlon. The Baylor junior set
a new school record of 38.74 in the
300 hurdles. The Baylor 4 x 800 meter
relay team of Colton Popp, Houston
Massey , Evan Sharber , and Skylar
Townsend won the regions.
Baylor teams were region runners-up and finished fifth (girls) and
sixth (boys) in the state meet.
Pictured below from left to right are Sarah Gawthrop, Kate
McBrien, Kate McKenzie, and Mary Stagmaier.
Jonas Darden, Maryville College
Ashley Lawrence, David Lipscomb College
Maddie Schmissrauter, Tennessee Tech University
Andrew Krug, Gonzaga University
Audrey Mosely, UNC, Chapel Hill
Rachel Dyer, Vanderbilt University
Kevin Cooper, UTK
Brandon Joynes, Maryville College
McLain Still, The University of the South
Sidney Tarver, Tennessee State University
Brandi Cordell, Erskine College
Ben Johnson, UTC
Daniell Waddell, UTC
Harris English, University of Georgia
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Student Kudos
Baylor’s Valedictorian and Salutatorian Named
Rick Manning
Chelsea Schott
Rick Manning was named the valedictorian, and Chelsea Schott was
named salutatorian for Baylor’s
class of 2007.
Rick and Chelsea are both National Merit Finalists and members
of the Cum Laude Society and the
National Honor Society. In addition to their many academic accomplishments, both have managed to be active in a variety of
extra-curricular activities.
Rick was a member of the
fencing team and served as captain
for two years. He was selected for
the Jim Pearce Leadership Trip
his junior year and served as a
peer tutor. He was vice-president
of the Political Forum, and was
also a member of the computer
club, Junior Classical League, and
Habitat for Humanity. He will
attend Rice University.
Chelsea has performed and
choreographed performances with
Vervé, been a member of the cross
country team, served as yearbook
editor, and worked as a volunteer
with Baylor’s community service
program as well as the Chattanooga Area Food Bank, Ronald McDonald House, and Erlanger. She
will attend Emory University.
The Baylor Players presented
Shakespeare’s romantic comedy
As You Like It this spring under
the direction of Schaack Van Deusen. The cast and crew of 60 students included (from left to right)
sophomore Marcus Rinehart, Nicole
Vogt-Lowell ’07, Maddy Young ’07,
and sophomore Ry Glover.
Sixth Graders Go to Beautiful Lengths to Help
Sixth graders Emily Horton (on left)
and Mary Katherine Crowell have
gone to Beautiful Lengths to help
people suffering from the effects
of cancer. A few years ago, Emily
donated her hair to Locks of Love,
a non-profit company that makes
wigs from donated hair for people
with cancer and other illnesses
that cause hair loss. She recently decided to cut it again, this time
donating eight inches to the Beautiful Lengths program sponsored by
Pantene. “About five years ago, I read in the newspaper about a girl
who donated to Locks of Love and decided that sounded like a cool
thing to do. It took about two years to grow my hair long enough to
donate the 11 inches. Then I thought, why not do it again?”
Mary Katherine also donated 10 inches of her hair for the Pantene
program after seeing the effect cancer had on her mother several
years ago. “My mother had cancer when I was in first grade and lost
all of her hair as a result of the chemotherapy. When I thought about
all the people going through cancer, it really touched my heart. Ever
since then, I have been growing my hair, with occasional trims. It
wasn’t something I really had to think about, it was just something
I knew I was going to do.”
Freshman Amanda Callihan and her Large Pony Hunter, Golden
Opportunity, won both the Large Pony Hunter Division championship
and the Pony Hunter Classic (earning the highest scores in two overfences classes) at the RMI Spring I Tri-State series. Amanda’s scores
qualify her for the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF)
National Pony Finals this August in Lexington, Ky.
6th Graders Attend People to People World Conference
Baylor sixth graders (pictured
left to right) Jordan Norris,
Essence Smith, Lydia Kennedy
and Lauren Johnson attended
the People to People World
Conference in Washington
D.C. this spring. Middle
School students from around the world meet for a week of interactive
leadership training and development, team building, community
service, and academic coursework, as well as enrichment through
excursions and social interaction. Conference attendees, nominated
by teachers, have demonstrated academic promise, leadership potential,
and an interest in diplomacy and government.
Top Honors Earned at National Freedom Music Fest
Baylor’s concert choir, concert
band, and jazz band all received top honors at this year’s
National Freedom Music
Festival at the College of
Staten Island in New York.
Judges awarded a gold medal
rating to the choir, and the
group placed second overall
in their division. The concert band and orchestra earned silver ratings,
and first place finishes in their respective categories, while the jazz band
was given a gold rating and awarded the grand champion trophy. The
musicians also enjoyed visiting various New York City sights. Former
Radio City Music Hall Conductor Donald Pippin ’44 caught up with
the students for a master class session that included performances by
each ensemble. (pictured left to right are Mary Adams Bode, Brooke
Breedwell, Donald Pippin ’44 and Melody Oliphant)
Melanie Huffman, Emily Javadi, Mac
Jones, John Mackey, Kendall Murray , Andrew Shibata , Timothy
Shober, and Seth Weir. The Baylor
Sophomore Caroline Hensley is now ranked as the top female junior
water ski jumper in the world and is 17th in the world among all
female water skiers. As the only U.S. representative in the Junior Girls
division at the 2006 Pan American competition in Mexico last
September, Caroline clinched the overall crown and set a new Pan
American Jump Record with a score of 140 feet. In March, she jumped
143 feet at a Florida tournament to capture the top spot in the world
rankings. She is also ranked second in junior girls slalom and seventh
in trick skiing. In addition, Caroline has been selected as a member
of the 2007 National Junior Water Ski Team and the National Junior
Development Water Ski Team.
Sixth graders Wynston Cooper and
Ruthie Townsend performed in the
Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s
youth production of “Henry and
Junior Radhika Patel placed second
in the annual Law Day Essay contest sponsored by the Chattanooga
Bar Association. Bill Curry was the
guest speaker at the event.
Sophomore Trevor Neuhoff played
a leading role in a movie entered
in the short film category of the
Sundance Film Festival in Park City,
Utah. In May the director and crew
from New York City filmed scenes
in Lookout Mountain, Chickamauga, and Missionary Ridge. Titled “Chickamauga,” the movie
features Trevor in the role of a teen
who makes a startling discovery in
the backwoods of Chickamauga.
Trevor plans to study film and television in college and has been involved in plays at Baylor as well as
the Chattanooga Theatre Centre.
This is his first film role.
Freshman Doreen Xu is this year’s
winner of the annual Voice of
Democracy contest sponsored by
the VFW. Her winning topic was
“What Freedom Means to Me
and the Role the U.S. has on De-
students were among 3,000 area
students in grades K-12 who competed in the annual contest. UTC
English faculty and graduate students evaluated the entries based
on creativity, content, and style
to select the outstanding writers
from each participating school.
Five students were accepted to
attend the Tennessee Governor’s
School this summer. Sophomores
Travis Knauss and Catherine Spratt
will attend the Governor’s School
for the Arts, Chelsea Dommert and
Radhika Patel, both juniors, will
attend the program for international studies, and sophomore Ann
Tyler Moses will participate in the
humanities program.
Franklin. Freshman class represen-
tatives will be elected in the fall.
Becca Campomanes, Caitlin Cundiff,
Anton Fleissner, Val Hansen, Kristyna Jansova, Hannah Jones, Justin
Knight, Eunji Na, William Probasco,
Michael Schulson, Bailey Whitaker,
and Ben Yang have been selected
for this year’s Jim Pearce Leadership trip. The Jim Pearce Leadership Trip was initiated in 1992
to honor Baylor students of admirable character whose selfless efforts might otherwise go unrecognized by the school or by their
peers. Each year a group of students is nominated by faculty and
their peers and selected to travel
(all expenses are paid) to the
snowy peaks of Aspen Colorado
for nine days of backpacking,
mountaineering, and trout fishing
in August.
mocracy Around the World.”
The winners of the Junior Poetry
Recitation Contest are Radhika
Patel, first place, and Kyle Emory,
Colton Griffin ’07 earned third
place in Mayor Ron Littlefield’s
Great Ideas Competition, a scholarship program that rewards area
high school juniors and seniors
for their innovative ideas. Colton’s
“great idea” is converting used
cooking oil from school cafeterias
into biodiesel fuel, which can then
be used by the school or sold to
a local distributor. Juniors Justin
Knight and Rishi Dixit were among
the top 100 students who advanced to the second round of the
Twenty-one students in grades 68 were winners in the 2007 Young
Southern Student Writers Contest
sponsored by the Arts and Education Council and UTC's English
department. Sixth grade winners
were Haley Chandler, Miller Davis,
Lauren Johnson, Nevin Jones, Tessa
Kellner, Forrest Hooten, Emily Horton , and Essence Smith . Lower
School winners included Erin Bookout, Isabel Crevasse, Stuart Doster,
Claire Frischen, Catherine Hallam,
Angela Kim (violin), David Hull (bassoon), Jarius Anderson-Baylor (clarinet) and Anton Fleissner (French
horn) were selected to participate
in this year’s Senior Band and
Orchestra Clinic; Katherine Mustafa (flute), Sydney Rupe (flute),
Katherine Rodgers (trombone), Lucas Conwell (trombone), and Barret
Maury, (percussion) were selected
for the Junior Band Clinic; and
Doreen Xu (violin), Rosemary Brusnahan (cello), and Brie Timmons
(bass) participated in the Junior
Orchestra Clinic.
Baylor students Chi Chi Ugorji,
Alexis Toney, and Kamesha Woodfine participated in “Girls Day on
the Hill” this spring. Sponsored
by Girls, Inc. the program gives
area girls ages 13-18 the opportunity to meet and speak with state
legislators about various issues.
Congratulations to the following
2007-08 Student Council representatives: dorm representatives, Carter
Harrison, Katie McShan, Moses Song,
and Christine Waite; senior class
representatives, Zander Davis, Joseph
Yantis; junior class representatives,
Ella Marie Sullivan, Jordan Mauney;
and sophomore class representatives, Natalee Oldham and Leslie
Students selected for this year’s
trip to Ladakh, India are Fritsl
Butler, Compton Fields, Dorothy
Fournet, Katharine Freeman, Shannon Moore, Michael Schulson, Maggie Shipley, Chris Wallace, and Tiffany Williams. Students will have
the rare opportunity to trek in the
Himalayan Mountains, meet with
Tibetan refugees, and observe traditional Tibetan culture and religion while living and working on
service projects in small Himalayan villages.
Winners in this years National
French exam are junior Elyse Higley, French 1, second in the state
and fourth in the U.S.; sophomore,
Jonathon Diamond, French 3, second in the state and third in the
U.S.; sophomore Alex Kirkpatrick,
French 4, fourth in the state and
ninth in the U.S.; junior Kelly Kell,
French 5, third in the state and
tenth in the U.S.; and junior Pim
Van der Sluis, French 5, second in
the state and seventh in the U.S.
Other state winners include junior
Bay Habshey, French 1, tenth; junior Rebecca Daniels , French 2,
ninth; sophomore Moses Song,
French 2, tenth; junior Margaret
Matlock, French 4, fourth; sophomore Clay Hall, French 4, tenth,
senior Sarah Stahl , French 5,
eighth; and junior Efren Ormaza,
French 5, fifth.
Baylor students swept this year’s
local and regional Tennessee Math
Teachers Association (TMTA)
annual state math contests. Top
finishers in the regional contest
were junior Anton Fleissner, who
placed fifth in calculus and advanced topics; sophomore John
Hur, sixth in precalculus; senior
Dylan Bunch, third in statistics;
and freshman Grace Park, ninth
in algebra II. In the geometry category, freshmen Bryan Epps placed
first; Leah Schulson, fourth; and
Carloyn Jones, sixth. Seventh graders Tyler Blackmon and Cory Walker
placed fourth and seventh respectively in algebra I.
In the local contest Baylor
placed 25 students among the top
10 finishers, earning first place in
three of the six categories. Top
finishers in algebra I were seventh
graders Tyler Blackmon, who tied
for first place; Cory Walker, third;
and Billy Sivley , seventh, and
eighth grader, Ali Bardowell, tenth.
Geometry: freshmen Bryan Epps,
first place; Leah Schulson, second;
Carolyn Jones, fourth; Aditya Rali,
seventh; and Katie Van Valkinburgh, ninth. Algebra II: ninth
graders Grace Park, third place;
and Bruce Lim, sixth; and sophomore Kyle Elliott, eighth. Calculus
and Advanced Topics: Junior Anton Fleissner, first; seniors Jordan
Apfeld, second; John Bradley Murphy fifth, Clay Stockett seventh,
and Chris Wallace eighth. Sophomore John Hur placed third in the
pre-calculus division. For several
years Baylor has been the only
local school to compete in the
statistics category of the contest.
This year seniors Dylan Bunch
placed first; Colton Griffin, second;
Sandy Lowe, third; Roddy Van der
Sluis, fourth; Daniel Waddell, fifth;
Caroline James, sixth; and Tyler
Settles, seventh.
Five Upper School students
qualified to take the American
Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME) based on their performance in February on the
American Mathematics Competition (AMC 12). Junior Anton
Fleissner had the highest score on
both the AMC and AIME and
was joined by seniors Parth Deshmukh, John Murphy, Chris Wallace,
and Rick Manning. Sophomore David Burt was the highest scoring
student on the AMC 10, followed
by sophomores Mark Mahvi, Edward Kalkreuter, and Bryan McMahon. The highest scoring freshman
was Bryan Epps, followed by Charley Frazier and Leah Schulson.
Baylor made a strong showing at
the Robert Penn Warren Symposium in Bowling Green, Ky. The
overall winner in the annual essay
contest was junior Margaret Matlock. Lauren McCarter ’07 tied for
third place, while junior Bryn Pitt
and Anthony Clairmont ’07 each
received an honorable mention.
The event was sponsored by the
Robert Penn Warren Center at
Western Kentucky University.
Baylor Students Participate in Model U.N. Program
A group of talented Baylor students joined more than 350 students
for the YMCA-sponsored Southeastern High School Model United
Nations (SHSMUN) program in November. For three days, these
students debated issues ranging from the Israeli-Lebanon conflict to
the impact of AIDS in Africa and wrote resolutions in a way that
mirrored the United Nations. Baylor represented the U.S., the Kingdom
of Denmark, and served in the international press corps.
Bryn Pitt, a junior, served as the president of the Security Council
at this year’s conference and will return next year as the Secretary
General to direct the team of student officers for the 2007 program.
“It is such an honor for Bryn to be selected as the Secretary General.
His knowledge of international affairs is truly impressive, and with
his years of experience, he is well prepared to lead next year’s
conference,” said Fontaine Alison, Baylor’s team sponsor.
Of the 13 other Baylor students present, six were recognized at
the closing ceremonies. Chelsea Dommert, a junior, and Jarius AndersonBaylor ’07 both received awards for excellence in the position papers
they prepared before the conference. Katharine Freeman ’07, Radhika
Patel, a junior, and Geoff Millener ’07 each received honorable mentions
for work in their committees, while Shannon Moore ’07 and Chelsea
Dommert were named outstanding delegates from the Committee on
Legal Issues and the Security Council, respectively. Additionally, Brad,
Shannon, and Chelsea were each selected to be members of the allstar delegation attending the National MUN conference in New York
in March. Other participants were Mathew Hartje ’07, Dorothy Fournet
’07, sophomore C.J. Enloe, sophomore David Miller, junior Anton
Fleissner, sophomore Max Bardowell, and freshman Chelsea McCurry.
Junior Elyse Higley was a member of the U.S. delegation but was
unable to attend due to illness.
National Honor Society Inductees
Maddy Young ’07 (pictured on
right) placed second in the 13th
Annual Regional Audition for the
National Shakespeare Competition. The event was organized by
English instructor Heather Ott.
Competing with area students
from public and private schools,
Maddy qualified for the event after
taking first place in Baylor’s recitation contest. Other awards in
the Baylor contest included Sarah
Page ’07, first runner-up, and Mat
Hartje ’07, honorable mention.
Ninety-eight Baylor students were recently inducted into the National
Honor Society. Membership is offered to students in grades 10-12 and
is based upon a student’s outstanding performance in scholarship,
service, leadership, and character. The scholarship requirement is a 3.0
grade point average or higher on a 4.0 scale. The new inductees are
Tyler Allgood, Skye Anfield, Jordan Ashcraft, Taylor Ashton, Max Bardowell,
Mary Adams Bode, Jessica Bookout, Mary Boyles, Natalie Brackett, Tyler
Brasfield, Elizabeth Brody, Elin Bunch, David Burt, Bess Carter, Jordan
Charlton, Whit Chesnutt, Haelie Chung, Lola Clairmont, Christopher
Clemmer, Tessa Crevasse, Josh Daniels, Neal Davis, Jonathan Diamond,
Dianna Dickson, Will Eldridge, Kyle Elliott, Battle Glascock, Kelly Griffin,
Christina Groves, Jared Gumbs, Ali Hall, Clay Hall, Amanda Harris, Dylan
Haskew, Chanse Hayes, Caitlin Henegar, Caroline Hensley, Jordan Holton,
David Hull , Eric Hwang , Kristyna Jansova , Annie Jonakin , Edward
Kalkreuter, Patrick Keeler, Ryan Kellner, Alex Kirkpatrick, Travis Knauss,
Vedrana Korent, Ben Lee, Kate Lynch, Mark Mahvi, Tyler Massey, Jordan
Mauney, Brooke McCallion, Will McCartney, Bryan McMahon, Rob McRae,
Laurie Millener, David Miller, Brindley Mitchell, Austin Morrison, Ann
Tyler Moses, Brett Murray, Autumn Nelor, Trevor Neuhoff, Ryan O’Malley,
Melody Oliphant, Audrey Owens, Mariya Ozaki, Tyler Pazera, Sloane
Pitman, Stephen Power, Caroline Prebul, Katie Reeves, Marcus Rinehart,
Evan Roberts, Greg Roop, Alex Ruffner, Brooke Shannon Russell, Caroline
Scales, Laurentina Schaler, Matthew Smith, Moses Song, Cat Spratt, Paul
Stagmaier, Stuart Strunk, Ella Marie Sullivan, Tanner Taylor, Lee Thurman,
Alexis Toney, Nathan Vredeveld, Christine Waite, Christy Wear, Walker
Westbrook, Katy Wilson, Judy Wu, Ben Yang, and Beth Young.
Awards Day Recipients
Outstanding Student Leaders Honored John Roy Baylor, Alexander Guerry and Barks Recipients Named
headmaster from 1926-29. Claire will attend
Vanderbilt University.
Mike Bell
Rick Manning
Claire Cassady
Dorothy Fournet
Shannon Moore
Corby Howard
Fritsl Butler
Tiffany Williams
Geoff Millener
Clay Stockett
Baylor honored ten of its outstanding student
leaders with Leadership Awards that are the
highest the school bestows. Recipients are
selected by a vote of the faculty.
was presented to Mike Bell and Rick Manning.
Mike will attend Duke University, and Rick
will attend Rice University.
Claire Cassady is the winner of this year’s
The John Roy Baylor Award is presented to
seniors who have contributed richly to the
school both as citizens and scholars. Named
for Baylor’s visionary founder and first headmaster, the John Roy Baylor Award for 2007
Alexander Guerry Award. Named for Baylor’s
second headmaster, the award is presented
to a senior who contributed richly to the
position of honor and right at Baylor. Mr.
Guerry served Baylor from 1913-29 and was
The Herbert B. Barks, Sr., Award is presented
to boarding students who have contributed
richly to the spirit and quality of life of the
residential program. This honor is named for
Baylor’s third headmaster, who joined the
Baylor faculty in 1924 and served as headmaster from 1929-64. The Class of 2007 honorees
are Dorothy Fournet, Shannon Moore and Corby
Howard. Dorothy is from Cookeville, Tenn.,
and lived in Hunter Hall. She will attend
American University. A resident of Johnson
City, Tenn., Shannon lived in Riverfront. She
will attend Wake Forest University. Corby is
from Trussville, Ala. and lived in Probasco.
He will attend the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
The Herbert B. Barks, Jr., Award is presented
to seniors who have contributed richly to the
Baylor spirit. Dr. Barks was headmaster from
1971-88 and is remembered for his charismatic
leadership and remarkable enthusiasm. This
year’s honorees are Fritsl Butler, Tiffany Williams, Geoff Millener, and Clay Stockett. Fritsl
will attend the University of the South, Tiffany
will attend the University of Southern California, Geoff will attend Amherst College,
and Clay will attend the University of North
Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Lower School
Honors Leaders
Rachel Dyer
Mathew Hartje
Corby Howard
Val Hansen
Michael Schulson
Five Upper School Students Saluted by
Their Peers O.B. Andrews and Jumonville Awards Recipients Named
The O.B. Andrews Awards, presented each year to the male and female students who are
judged as the best all-around seniors by the vote of the Upper School student body, were
given to Rachel Dyer, Mathew Hartje and Corby Howard. Corby, who also received the Herbert
Barks Award, will attend the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Rachel will attend Vanderbilt
University, and Mat will attend Carnegie Mellon University.
The Jumonville Awards, given to the best all-around male and female juniors as determined
by a vote of Upper School students, were presented to Val Hansen and Michael Schulson.
Academic awards went to the top two scholars
in the eighth grade class at the Lower School
commencement exercises on May 30. Emilee
Wolfe was named valedictorian, and Johnathan
Bowes was named salutatorian.
The Alexander Guerry Award, named for
Baylor’s second headmaster and presented to
Lower School students who contribute richly
to the position of honor and right at Baylor,
went to eighth graders Houston Massey and
Sydney Rupe.
The Michelle Kadrie Award, given to students
who combine a strong desire to do their
personal best in school activities with a caring
attitude toward others, was presented to
eighth graders Newton Law and Jewel Taylor.
For up-to-the-minute updates on all of Baylor’s student news and achievements, please go to:
Eight Win Special Faculty Awards
Shana Berkeley
Mathew Hartje
Chelsea Schott
Rachel Dyer
Faculty Honor Students with Special Awards
Jordan Apfeld
Megan Rupe
Colton Griffin
Jay Reynolds
The Hubert J. Stagmaier Award is given to outstanding all-around
senior students. This year’s honorees are Shana Berkeley, Mathew Hartje,
and Chelsea Schott. Shana will attend Vanderbilt University, Chelsea
will attend Emory University, and Mat will attend Carnegie Mellon
University. Mat is also the winner of this year’s O.B. Andrews Award.
The Michelle Kadrie Award is given to seniors and eighth grade students
who combine a strong desire to do their personal best in school activities
with a caring attitude toward others. The seniors receiving this year’s
Kadrie Award are Jordan Apfeld and Megan Rupe. Jordan will attend
Brown University, and Megan will attend Grinnell College.
The Service to School Award is presented to seniors who have
contributed richly to the school. This year, the award was given to
Rachel Dyer. Rachel is also the winner of the O.B. Andrews Award
and will attend Vanderbilt University.
The Faculty Commendation Award is awarded by a vote of the faculty
to a senior or seniors who deserve special commendation. This award
is given only in years the faculty feels the need for it. This year’s winners
are Colton Griffin and Jay Reynolds. Colton will attend the University
of Tennessee in Knoxville, and Jay will attend Gallaudet University.
Students Earn Recognition for Achievements in Academics, Athletics, Arts
Departmental Awards
Art Award (Studio)
Jordan Hood
Dance Award
Jennie Mashburn
Chelsea Schott
Drama Award
C.J. Enloe, Smith College
Elyse Higley, University of the South
Chelsea Dommert, Vanderbilt University
Hannah Jones, University of Virginia
Radhika Patel, Wellesley College
Michael Schulson, Williams College
Tyler Greene, Xavier University
Val Hansen, Yale University
Justin Knight
Computer Science Award
Orchestra Award
Spanish Language Award
Elyse Higley
Bryn Pitt
Cardella Leak
Adam Vandergriff
Spanish Literature Award
Math Award
Athletic Awards
Outstanding Athlete Award
(by coaches’ vote)
Parth Deshmukh
Anton Fleissner
Ashley Lawrence
Kevin Cooper
Fritsl Butler
Bryan McMahon
Biology Award
Scholar-Athlete Award
Ashley Kim
Creative Writing Award
Val Hansen
Band Award
Mary Claire Elliott
Chemistry Award
Brittany Brown
Rick Manning
Jarius Anderson-Baylor
Emi Watanabe
English Award
Jeremy Jung
Geoff Millener
Chelsea Schott
Physics Award
Compton Fields
History Award
Science Achievement Award
Vocal Music Award
Rick Manning
Tiffany Williams
Sophomore Award
Kate Lynch
Ann Tyler Moses
Junior Award
Chelsea Dommert
Senior Award
Geoff Millener
Sarah Page
College Book Awards
French Award
Studio Art
Bryn Pitt, Brown University
Angela Kim, Hendrix College
Haelie Chung, Middlebury College
Kristyna Jansova, Northeastern University
Kelly Kell, Occidental College
Anton Fleissner, Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst.
Elin Bunch, Rhodes College
Kelly Kell
Sarah Page
Erica Scoggins
Photography Award
Chris Wallace
Fine Arts Award
Nicole Vogt-Lowell
Maddy Young
Community Service Award
German Award
Best All-Around Athlete Award
(by vote of senior varsity letter
Jordan Apfeld
Art Forum Awards
Jennifer Clemmer
Kevin Cooper
’07 Senior College Choices
Sharon Caslin
John Stone
Justin Knight
Ethan Wolfe
Latin Award
Shana Berkeley
Anton Fleissner
Vocal Music
C.J. Enloe
For a complete listing of this year’s Senior
College Choices, please go to the College
Counseling section of our website at:
Faculty & Staff Kudos
Congratulations to June Tant, who celebrated
50 years as a Baylor employee! June began
her career at Baylor on March 25, 1957, as
an assistant in the Business Office to Humpy
Heywood. Over the years she has worked
with six different headmasters and served the
school in a number of different roles — as
an assistant, bookkeeper, assistant comptroller, and, currently, human resources coordinator. Two of her grandchildren, Blair Waddell ’05 and Blake
Waddell ’00, have graduated from Baylor.
Math instructor John Bradford was
selected as a winner of the Edyth
May Sliffe Award for Distinguished Junior High School Mathematics Teaching. He is one of 60
teachers throughout the U.S. chosen for the honor by the Mathematical Association of America.
The award is given to the top five
schools in ten regions and Canada,
based on the total performance of
the three top scoring students of
a school over the past three years.
Math instructors Dr. Dan Kennedy
and Emmie Treadwell gave presentations in Atlanta at the National
Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference attended by Bill
Abel, John Bradford, Lynne Stopford , and Marti Wayland . Dr.
Kennedy also gave professional
development talks to mathematics
teachers at conferences in Honolulu, Chicago, and West Virginia,
and, he attended a New York City
meeting of the College Board’s
Academic Advisory Committee
on the Mathematical Sciences.
A figurative ceramic sculpture by
art instructor Judy Condon will be
shown at the Hunter Museum of
American Art August 25 through
October 28 as part of the Hunter
Invitational exhibit.
The work of art instructor Mary
Lynn Portera has been selected for
a six-month sculpture exhibit at
Chattanooga State Technical
Community College. The exhibit
is sponsored by the Mid-South
Sculpture Alliance and will be on
display in the presidential office
area through September.
Jan Gautier, sixth-grade science
teacher and lower school track
and cross country coach, was selected the Chattanooga Track
Club’s Female Runner of the Year
for the eighth time.
Joe Gawrys, an instructor of world
religions, world history, and Asian
history, was one of six recipients
of the 2007 Awards of Recognition
for Outstanding Teaching of the
Humanities. The award is given
by Humanities of Tennessee and
recognizes “skillful and dedicated
teachers who possess an expansive
and in-depth knowledge of the
humanities subject they teach.”
Steve Margio ’91 has been named
Dean of Campus and Residential
Life, and Sharon Wang has been
named Associate Dean of Residential Life.
Heather Ott was named the Chat-
tanooga Times Free Press cross
country Coach of the Year, and
King Oehmig ’69 received the same
honor for golf.
Science instructor Dr. Dawn Richards, selected from among many
thousands of applicants, was
among the first 200 Americans to
attend a three-day seminar at the
Climate Project, the organization
that produced the Academy
Award winning documentary,
“An Inconvenient Truth.” Dr.
Richards has since presented numerous briefings on global climate
change to community groups
throughout Chattanooga.
Brian K. Smith, senior associate in
college counseling, has been selected for the Editor’s High School
Counselor Advisory Board for the
U.S. News & World Report’s
“America’s Best Colleges” issue.
Smith will join a select group of
ten college counselors from across
the U.S. who will advise the editors of U.S. News & World Report on the most important issues
currently facing high school counselors, prospective college students, and their parents. The
magazine’s editors will seek the
group’s advice annually regarding
their various America’s Best Colleges products in terms of what
is or isn’t working and how they
could improve.
Alums Going Places
Georgetown University junior Sarah Harlan ’04 recently checked in
from Egypt, where she spent a year as part of a study abroad program.
Sarah will return to Georgetown this fall, where she is majoring in
regional studies of the Middle East focusing on religion, politics, and
state building; and minoring in Muslim-Christian understanding.
Sister Barclay ’04 enjoyed two weeks of challenging snowshoeing on
the Continental Divide Trail in Colorado as part of the Sewanee
Outing Program. The trip included five to seven miles of strenuous
snowshoeing each day, braving temperatures as low as – 25 degrees,
and reaching elevations as high as 13,500. “I had to push myself
harder than I ever have before,” reported Sister.
Reigning Miss Tennessee, Blair Pancake ’01, was a guest of the Tennessee State Senate this spring. She
is pictured with Sen. Bo Watson ’79,
a current trustee, who was proud
to have a fellow Baylor alum join
him in the state senate. Pancake
was promoting Child Abuse Prevention Month throughout the state
and received a Senate Joint Resolution honoring her as the reigning
Miss Tennessee and for her efforts
in child abuse prevention.
Five Alums Inducted Into Chattanooga Sports Hall of Fame
Mary Alice Johnson ’05 recently completed the Semester at Sea program,
a semester-long study abroad curriculum that gives students the
opportunity to explore and study firsthand the people, places and
cultures around the world. Mary Alice attended daily classes while
at sea, and experienced in-depth field visits to Brazil, Africa, Hong
Kong, Vietnam, China, India, Maylasia, and Japan. Mary Alice returns
to UTK this fall, where she is a junior majoring in hospitality, resort
management, and tourism.
Diver and coach Allen Spreen ’67, golfer Chuck Jabaley ’69, NFL official
Lee Dyer ’77, Baylor/UNC basketball player Jimmy Braddock ’79, and
swimmer Roger Vredeveld ’79 were inducted into the Greater Chattanooga Sports Hall of Fame at the organization’s annual banquet on
February 26, 2007. To be eligible for induction into the Hall, an
individual must have “significant and documented accomplishments
in an athletic sport, be identified with the greater Chattanooga area
and possess high moral character and unquestionable integrity.”
Class Notes
Harvey Cameron ’53 has become
December 2005 from his law firm,
Burr & Forman LLP, where he
was a partner.
affiliated with Arbitration and
Mediation Services, Inc., in Chattanooga. He will be listed with
the Tennessee Supreme Court as
a general civil mediator and Rule
31 family mediator.
Last December
Ben Hablutzel ’60
ran both the Honolulu Marathon
(in six hours, 22 minutes) and the
8.15-mile Great Aloha Run (in
just under one hour, 45 minutes).
Ben reports that everything is going fine in Hawaii. At age 64 he
still walks at least six miles a day.
John Crenshaw ’53 is proud to
announce the birth of his grandson, John Joseph Crenshaw, born
6/15/06 in Atlanta.
Tom Van Cleave ’60 and his wife,
Dr. Michael Jabaley ’53 was chosen
Wilson Cooper ’55 and his wife, Sue,
by the Southeastern Society of
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons as the 2006 recipient of the
prestigious Pickrell Award. The
Pickrell Award “is presented to
the person who most closely exemplifies, in his commitment to
plastic surgery education, the characteristics of the late Dr. Kenneth
L. Pickrell,” a renowned surgeon
and teacher. Dr. Jabaley and his
wife, Mary, live in Jackson, Miss.
and have five children.
are happy to report the birth of
their second grandchild, Kathryn
Ann Cooper, born March 17, 2006.
Samuel W. Oliver, Jr. ’53 retired in
Diana, retired to Victoria in British
Columbia with their daughter, Liz,
this spring. Diana and Liz were
co-owner and general manager,
respectively, of Southside Grill
until its recent sale.
serves as associate professor in
the department of orthopedic surgery for the UT College of Medicine, was honored February 3,
2007 at the Fourth Annual Baroness Erlanger Foundation Distinguished Physicians Brunch for his
dedication to Erlanger Hospital
and its residency program.
Rob Robinson ’68 , director of
Alumni Affairs at Baylor, recently
had a role in the Signal Mountain
Playhouse production of “The
Odd Couple.”
Scott Dedman ’71 is executive di-
Masters World Championship
last August at Stanford University.
He placed tenth, twelfth and thirteenth in his respective events –
the top end of his age group. He
went to Nationals in Federal Way,
Washington in May.
rector of Mountain Housing Opportunities in Asheville, N.C., a
nonprofit community development corporation serving more
than 450 households with emergency home repair and rehabilitation, affordable home ownership,
community rental investments,
and neighborhood revitalization.
His wife, Dr. Karen Dedman,
practices family medicine. His
son, Ben, attends Guilford College, and his son, Jesse, is married
and lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
John Higgason ’68 has become
David Doster ’71 is the new sales
affiliated with Arbitration and
Mediation Services, Inc., in Chat-
manager at Prebul Volvo in Chattanooga.
Bob Couch ’65 swam in his first
Dr. Thomas W. Curry ’57 , who
tanooga. He will be listed with
the Tennessee Supreme Court as
a general civil mediator.
Peter Rawlings ’71 is the new pres-
Mike Wallace ’76 works for Bull
ident of the ChattanoogaHamilton County Medical Society.
Realty, located in Atlanta, where
he will be developing the healthcare real estate division. Mike will
be working with physicians and
hospitals to lease, locate, and purchase property.
Army National Guard Staff Sgt.
David L. Shoup ’71 has returned to
the U.S. after being deployed to
an overseas forward-operating
location in support of Operation
Iraqi Freedom. An interrogator
with 20 years of military service,
Staff Sgt. Shoup is currently assigned to the 221st Military Intelligence Battalion in Atlanta.
Garrett Strang ’71 lives with his
wife, Wendy, and son, Hunter,
11, in Bethesda, Md., where he is
president of his own film company, Image Studio. He is an awardwinning documentary film maker
and accomplished sculptor. Garrett enjoyed attending his 35th
reunion this past fall.
Randy Davis ’74 is the operations
director for Borneo Subsea Services in the Federal Territory of Labuan in Malaysia. His company
offers commercial diving and
ROV services for all sorts of underwater needs such as ship hull
repair, cable laying, and drilling.
Wes Cash ’75 was inducted in the
Tennessee Tennis Hall of Fame
at a ceremony in Franklin, Tenn.,
last February. He played professionally until 1983, when a foot
injury ended his pro career. Wes
has taught tennis in Chattanooga
since then and currently teaches
at Manker Patten.
Tom Paden ’75, who has been writ-
ing songs and lyrics in Nashville
for 21 years (with songs recorded
by Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers,
Lee Greenwood, Faith Hill, and
a host of others), released his first
CD, “Don’t You Just Love Christmas?” in December, 2006. Tom
and his wife, Grace, have two
children, Thomas, seven, and
Grace Lee, four. You can find
Tom’s CD locally at the Fairyland
Pharmacy, Twiggs, and the Good
Shepherd bookstore. Learn more
On his 48th birthday, October
22, 2006, John McRoy Davies ’77,
won the putting contest at the
LPGA Pink Ribbon Golf Classic
Kickoff Party to benefit the American Cancer Society in Atlanta.
Mr. Davies claimed victory by
being the only contestant to actually sink the putt.
Dawson Wheeler ’77 and Marvin
Webb ’76, owners of Rock/Creek
Outfitters, have four store locations in Chattanooga. Their main
headquarters will be relocating to
Two North Shore on Manufacturers Road in September, where
their weekly customer potential
will increase to 30,000. Rock/
Creek offers sports and outdoor
gear and clothing as well as consultation and training.
Northwest Georgia Bank has
named Knox Farmer ’86, formerly
assistant vice president, as manager of branch operations and
sales development. Knox supervises all branch managers, teller
trainer and financial service representative (FSR) trainer positions.
are overseeing a 2,500 sq. ft. expansion to the facility. Tommy
and Monique have three children,
Gabriella, Garrett, and Julia.
Anthony Hunt ’90 will be serving
as 2007-08 Service Chairman for
the Rotary Club of Belize and as
president of the Visual Arts Association of Belize for 2007.
Dr. Wendy Oakes ’90, an orthodontist, and dentist Dr. Michael Oakes
’94 work together at Snodgrass-
King Pediatric Dental Associates
in Franklin, Tenn. Wendy is also
a current Trustee (See page 9 for
a profile of Wendy and Michael.)
Dr. Keith Baker ’91 has joined Dr.
James P. Richmond, Jr. at the East
Ridge Eye Center in Chattanooga.
A graduate of Duke University
and Dartmouth Medical School,
Keith trained at UT Medical Center and UNC, Chapel Hill. He
and his wife, Sarah, daughter,
Sophie, and son, Samuel, recently
relocated from Middlebury, Vt.
to live on Signal Mountain.
Bryan Finison ’92 is a partner in
the accounting and business advisory firm of Tidwell DeWitt LLC,
one of the fastest-growing regional
companies in the Southeast. Bryan
received his MBA from the Uni-
versity of Alabama’s Manderson
Graduate School of Business.
Anne Adams ’93 was appointed in
March 2006 by Alabama Governor Bob Riley to serve as advisor
and special assistant to Richard
F. Allen, the newly appointed
commissioner of the Alabama Department of Corrections. For five
years prior to her appointment,
Anne was an assistant attorney
general in the Capital Litigation
Division of the Alabama Attorney
General’s Office, where she prosecuted capital murder cases in
both state and federal courts.
Anne Elizabeth Pettway ’93 has
founded a new business, Going
Going Gone, that takes clients’
unwanted items for resale, donation, or recycling. Her employees
inventory everything given away
and provide an itemized list of
everything sold online or donated.
Anne Elizabeth hopes to open
satellite operations in Atlanta,
Nashville, and Birmingham.
Dr. Nicole Clouse ’94 is a staff sci-
entist and member of the legal
firm of Choate Hall & Stewart’s
intellectual property department.
She assists in the preparation and
prosecution of patent applications,
specializing in the areas of molecular biology, biotechnology, medical device technology, and phar-
Sarah Colmore Jannerbo ’88 is us-
ing her considerable art skills
while staying home with sons,
Conn and Wills, to design and
make jewelry sold locally by Fisher Evans and available at
Charles S. Coleman II ’89 is a part-
ner in the law firm of Krieg
Devault, LLP, in Indianapolis, Ind.
Chuck is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Alabama School of Law.
Tommy Poteet ’89 and his wife,
Monique, have purchased the Signal Mountain Athletic Club and
Baylor alums from the Leadership Chattanooga Class of 2007 on the
capital steps in Nashville after a session on Tennessee government.
Pictured from left to right are Charlotte Smith ’96, Andy Moore ’92, Tim
Morris ’90, Jay Baumgardner ’77, and Katie Cooper Harbison ’96.
Leadership Chattanooga is a 10-month leadership development program
sponsored by the Chattanooga Chamber Foundation.
maceuticals. She received her
Ph.D. from Princeton University
and her B.A. from Wellesley.
Justin Croxall ’94 opened Bull Street
Gourmet in Charleston, S.C. in
July 2006. A corner store and café,
it boasts an impressive selection
of prepared and specialty foods
as well as fine wines. The Food
Network has done a segment on
his store for a new series called
Giada’s Weekend Getaways.
After graduating from Brown University with a degree in Slavic
Studies and chemistry, Mary Morell
’99 received a master’s degree in
Russian from Middlebury College.
She loves her job in Washington
as a Russian interpreter. She and
Capt. J. Nicholas (Myko) Hull,
whom she met her sophomore
year at Brown, will marry in June
2008, after Myko returns from a
one-year tour in Afghanistan.
Johnny Wallace ’99 is moving from
Al Dallas ’94 is president of Disas-
ter Services, Inc., which is doing
home makeovers on 50 homes in
all 50 states during the next two
seasons of ABC’s “Extreme Makeovers,” airing on Sunday evenings.
Houston to Anchorage, Alaska, in
January on a new assignment with
Chevron. He will be working on
crude oil pipelines there and can’t
wait to get out and explore the
wide-open spaces and breathe the
fresh air. Johnny welcomes visitors.
Barron Avery ’97, a graduate of
Hampton-Sydney College, will
enter Georgetown University Law
Center this fall.
Nathan Carico ’97 completed his
Master of Divinity at Covenant
Theological Seminary in St. Louis
in May. In August, he will become
Assistant Pastor of Youth and
Family at Cornerstone Church
(EPC) in Katy, Texas. Nathan and
his wife, Brooke, have four children: Tristan Paul, eight; Ravyn
Elizabeth, seven; Tennyson Grace,
four; and Autumn Trinity, two.
J.R. Fitch ’97, a financial consultant
with the local office of A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc., has qualified
for the Crest Development Track,
one of the top sales honors given
by the firm. J.R. has been a financial consultant in the Chattanooga
office for three years.
Brittain (Ian) Brantley ’03 present-
ed a paper, “The ‘Right’ Diagnosis, Finding the Correct Treatment
from Kallawayas to Western Medicine: The Ethics of Public Health
Care and its Modern Expansion
in the Bolivian Andes,” at the
National Conference on Undergraduate Research at Dominican
University in California in April.
of the University of Mississippi,
received his master’s degree in May
in forest resources and land uses
from the Warnell School of Forestry at the University of Georgia.
The catering business of Claire
Horton ’00, Chatt-a-Foodie, has
grown so much that she and her
partner are moving into a new
space with café-style seating and
a take-out menu. The new location is 1222 Tremont Street in
North Chattanooga.
Jim Little ’01 earned his master’s
degree this spring from UTC,
where he served as a graduate
Corey Ford ’02 recently received
Hill, N.C. with their daughter,
Hannah, where Andy will begin
his residency in pathology.
Betsy Close ’99 graduated in May
Iris Killingsworth ’02 graduated
from UT Health Science Center
in Memphis with a doctor of medicine degree. She will continue her
training at Erlanger as a family
medicine resident.
from UT with a B.S. in communications/electronic media and
plans to pursue a career in radio
or television broadcasting.
Swimmer Ryan Bishop ’03, received
University of Kentucky junior Beth
Felts ’04 was named co-scholar
athlete of the year for Southeastern Conference women’s golf.
Beth, majoring in pre-physical
therapy and in business management, was Academic All-SEC last
year and led the Wildcats in scoring in five 2006-07 tournaments.
She has a 4.0 grade point average.
James Strang ’04 has been named
All-American for the second time
as a member of the University of
Colorado’s national championship cross country team.
Wes Hodges ’03, a baseball All-
Jody Stein ’04 studied abroad in
American from Georgia Tech,
played with the Cleveland Indians
during a spring training game
against the New York Yankees.
Wes is slated to play on an Aleague team this year.
Paris this semester. She is an academic All-American as a synchronized ice skater at Boston College.
Alexander Avery ’00, a graduate
his B.S. in biomedical sciences
from Auburn University and has
been accepted into the University
of Alabama, Birmingham’s prestigious School of Dentistry, which
he will attend this fall.
Dr. Andy and Kari Peterson Laramore ’98 are moving to Chapel
Georgia Tech’s Most Valuable Athlete Award in April 2007. Ryan, a
senior, garnered All-ACC honors
for the second time in his career in
the 400-yard individual medley.
Baylor alums were well represented at the 2007 Jones Cup golf
championship in Sea Island, Ga.,
in February. Luke List ’03, a senior
at Vanderbilt, won after beating
the world’s top two ranked amateur players and four others in
the top nine. This victory should
assure Luke a spot on this year’s
Walker Cup team. Carlton Forrester ’95, Michael Morrison ’96, and
Seth Brandon ’05 also played.
Luke was also named to the first
team All-SEC team for the fourth
time – a clean sweep for his four
years at Vanderbilt.
Jonathan Adams ’05, a sophomore
at Old Dominion, is the Colonial
Athletic Association Scholar Athlete of the Year for men’s basketball. Majoring in criminal justice
with a minor in psychology,
Jonathan represented ODU at the
NCAA Leadership Conference
last summer.
Vikram Srivastava ’05 helped the
Emory Eagles finish third out of
21 teams in the NCAA South/
Southeast Regional Division III
cross country meet in November
in Decatur, Ga. Vikram earned a
spot in the national meet later
that month in Mason, Ohio, and
is all-region for the second time.
Sarah Little ’03 finished her class
Lee Gammon ’06 made the Dean’s
work at the University of Alabama
and will graduate this summer
after completing an internship.
List at Transylvania University in
Lexington, Ky, where he is now
a freshman. Lee is majoring in
Spanish and business with plans
to apply to medical school. He is
also on the school’s tennis team.
Chris Wright ’03 finished his foot-
ball career at Yale College this fall
with a win over Harvard, claiming
the Ivy League championship title
for Yale. Chris graduated this
spring with a degree in history.
He was captain of Yale's football
team, captain of the baseball team,
a member of National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian
Athletes, a Distinguished List student, and a member of Spirit Club.
Charlie Tidwell ’06, a freshman at
the University of South Carolina,
has been named Division II Player
of the Year for 2006 by the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association. In his senior year at Baylor,
Charlie had an 11-0 record and
was the first Baylor player ever
to hit for the cycle, doing so on
the team’s senior day.
Marriages & Engagements
Jason Gadd ’92 and Mary Burns
Williams were married September
30, 2006, at Lookout Mountain
Presbyterian Church. Jason is a
product specialist with Industrial
Power Sales of Raleigh, N.C. They
reside on Lookout Mountain.
Jason Hogue ’93 and Erin O’Neal
were married May 19, 2007, at
Hogue Farm in Spencer, Tenn.
Jason is director of operations
with Adams Lithographing.
Mariah Mayfield ’93 and Alex-
ander Woods were married October 14, 2006, at Walnut Grove
Church in Riceville, Tenn. Mariah
stays busy with her business, The
Shadowbox Paperi and Studio, on
the Southside in Chattanooga.
Anna Rebecca Temlock ’94 and Carl Hudson were
married on October 28, 2006 at The Ritz-Carlton
in Atlanta. Baylor attendants included Dr. Alissa Craft
Hudson ’94, matron of honor; Ashley Robin Farless
’94, maid of honor; Jennifer Burchfield Peck ’94, Alec
Jacob Temlock ’96, and Jonathan Lewis Temlock ’99.
Many Baylor alums joined in the celebration, among
them Katy Croxall Loyd ’94, Lady Loughry Hamilton
Church in Charleston, S.C. Kevin
is a real estate broker for the
Raines Group in Chattanooga.
Chris Rabold ’94 and Michelle
Miresse were married December
2, 2006, at The Seney-Stovall
Chapel in Athens, Ga.
Dennis Harris ’96 and Joy Hawkins
were married June 9, 2007, at the
bride’s home in Greenville, Ky. Dennis is a financial adviser with Morgan
Keegan and Co. in Nashville.
Laura Hawthorne ’96 and Travis
Hartman were married January
13, 2007, at First-Centenary Methodist Church in Chattanooga.
Laura is a landscape designer. They
reside on Lookout Mountain.
Carolyn Treat ’97 completed the
Chattanooga State Court Reporting Program in May 2006 and,
in October 2006, married Jason
Neaton in Gulf Shores, Ala. Carolyn is employed by Volunteer
Reporting in Chattanooga.
Rachael Miller ’98 and Arie
Stavchansky of Austin, Texas,
were married at the Chattanoogan
in May. Rachael is pursuing a
master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and is
employed as a teaching artist.
Callie Taintor ’98 and Michael Lou-
Kevin Boehm ’97 and Erica Smed-
stad were married January 20,
2007, at the French Huguenot
is Wiser were married May 27,
2007, at St. Timothy’s Episcopal
Church on Signal Mountain. Callie
’94, Laura Farless ’97, Andrea Pomerance, ’98, Alexis
Guerry Bogo ’89, and Samuel Robinson ’60.
Pictured from left to right: Jason Devening, Nicole
Seanor, Julia Smith, Alec Temlock ’96, Jonathan
Temlock '99, Phillip Hudson, Carl Hudson, Anna
Temlock Hudson ’94, Ashley Farless ’94, Alissa
Craft Hudson ’94, Noelle Seanor, Sarah Greenberg,
Ashley Williams, and Jennifer Burchfield Peck ’94.
lives in Boston, where she is a
documentary filmmaker. Her most
recent film is about Mount Everest
and the 1996 storm, and she is
currently working on a biography
of President George H.W. Bush
for the “American Experience”
(PBS) special presidential series.
Hillary Williams ’98 and Jatari Set-
tles were married March 24,
2007, in Baylor’s Alumni Chapel.
Hillary is pursuing a master’s degree at Mercer University while
working as a Baylor dorm parent
and cheerleading coach.
Alex Estes ’00 and Maggie McGin-
ness were married on May 12,
2007, at Our Lady of the Mount
Catholic Church on Lookout
Mountain. Alex is project manager with GenTech Construction in
Kelly Evans ’99 and Paul Thomp-
son will be married July 27, 2007,
at the Tennessee River Place.
Kelly is a gallery/front house manager with Blown Glass Gallery
and Floral Studio.
Sherrill Richardson ’99 has accept-
ed a federal clerkship in the U.S.
District Court for the Western
District of Tennessee. Sherrill and
Daniel French, an attorney from
Memphis, will be married August
11, 2007, in Nashville.
Abby Landis ’00 and Jason Kuder
will be married July 21, 2007, at
First Centenary United Methodist
Church. Abby is a media planner
for Westwayne Advertising in Atlanta.
Brian Tew ’00 and Kerri-Beth Luff-
man were married April 28, 2007,
at Tennessee RiverPlace. Brian is
a surgical sales representative with
Stryker Corp. in Chattanooga.
Heidi Allison ’01 and Douglas Scott
Joe Evans ’98 and the former Rachel Scoggins of Cleveland were married on October 21, 2006. Rachel’s
sister, Erica Scoggins ’07, served as maid of honor. Bryce Evans ’95 and Ryan Eichhorn ’98 served as
groomsmen. Maggie Johnson ’10 and Laura Johnson ’12 attended the bride's book.
Pictured from left to right are Tria Rayburn, Emily Evans, Dana Terry, Amy Scoggins, Erica Scoggins
’07, Rachel and Joe Evans ’98, Dillard Evans ’69, Brad Scoggins, Ryan Eichorn ’98, Bryce Evans ’65,
and Bryan Prince ’98.
Griswold, Jr., were married on
June 30, 2007, at the Baylor
School Alumni Chapel. Heidi
teaches kindergarten at Thrasher
Elementary School on Signal
Caroline Beard ’01 and James Mo-
ran Arnold were married June 2,
2007 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
Caroline is employed by McMillan
and Terry in Charlotte, N.C.
Courtney Alvarez ’02 and Kirk
Henry were married March 24,
2007, at Falling Water Baptist
Church. Courtney is a nurse at
South Georgia Medical Center.
Kim Faerber ’02 and John Ryan
McAnnally ’02 were married
Methodist Church. Kim graduated from Clemson with a B.S. in
nursing, and John-Ryan graduated
from Auburn with a B.S. in biomedical sciences. He is a graduate
teaching assistant at Auburn,
where he is pursuing a master’s
degree in molecular biology.
Molly Woodward ’03 and Mitch
Sally Willingham ’04 and Stephen
Parks were married April 1, 2007,
at Oakhurst Farm in West Point,
Ga. Molly is pursuing a bachelor’s
degree in nursing from LaGrange
College, where she is a member
of Phi Mu Sorority.
Ratterman were married December 16, 2006, at Sts. Peter and
Paul Catholic Church.
March 24, 2007, at Burks United
Baylor faculty member Curtis Blair
and Leslie DePew were married
December 16, 2006, in Patten
Chapel at UTC.
Henry King Oehmig ’99 and Mary
Turner were married at All Saints
Ellen Mohney ’00 was married to
Ryan Gray on September 30,
2006. The ceremony was held at
Signal Mountain Presbyterian
Church. Her parents (Ralph ’69
and Jackie Mohney) hosted the
reception in their backyard on the
lake. Señor Parks’ band “Peace,
Love, and Happiness” entertained. Ryan and Ellen surprised
everyone by departing the reception
by yacht at dusk. They spent their
honeymoon in St. Lucia. The couple resides in Chattanooga.
Chapel at The University of the
South in Sewanee, Tenn. on August 26, 2006. The wedding party
included King Oehmig ’69, Bo Bentley ’99, Jay Miller ’99, Andrew Hall
’99, Tim Laramore ’99, and John
Oehmig ’00 . Mary works in
Baylor’s admission office as an
admission associate and Henry is
an editor with Jefferson Press.
They also live on campus, where
Mary is a dorm parent in Lowrance Hall.
Baylor Babies
. . . a son, Matthew “Holt,” born
2/10/07 to Sherrod Sisco Pair ’94
and her husband, Matt.
. . . a son, Grady Matthew, born
1/17/07 to Gene Robbins ’95 and
his wife, Mary Catherine.
Richard Colmar Ruth
Mary Mason Botts
Margaret Elizabeth Gwin
Warren Gregory Brandes
. . . a son, Mason Smalley, born
8/28/06 to Martha Smalley Sanford
’90 and her husband, Jeff.
. . . twin daughters, Ellington Lyle
and Emery Love, born 9/21/06 to
Trey Carico ’91 and his wife, Alicia.
Finley Constance Burnette
Hannah Elizabeth Laramore
. . . a son, Richard Colmar
“Cole,” born 1/4/07 to Scott Ruth
’83 and his wife, Mitzi.
. . . a daughter, Evelyn Anson
(Evie), born 11/24/06 to Chad Wall-
Isabella Faith Messer
dorf ’86 and his wife, Jenna.
. . . a daughter, Ellis Ann, born
12/16/05 to John Mitchum ’87 and
his wife Sandy.
. . . a daughter, Mary Mason,
born 12/26/06 to Lyndsay Thurston
Botts ’93 and her husband, Kevin.
. . . a daughter, Katherine “Riley,”
born 4/24/07 to Tommy Brunson
’94 and his wife, Mimi.
. . . a daughter, Margaret Elizabeth
Gwin, born 8/28/06 to Rosemary
Kemp Gwin ’94 and her husband,
. . . a son, Warren Gregory born
6/27/06 to Ashley Boston Brandes
’96 and her husband, Tyler.
. . . a daughter, Finley Constance,
born 3/11/07 to Elizabeth Boaz ’99
and her husband, Chad Burnette ’97.
. . . a daughter, Hannah Elizabeth,
born 11/22/07 to Andy and Kari
Peterson Laramore ’98.
. . . a daughter, Isabella Faith,
born 8/12/06 to Abbie Yother Messer ’98 and her husband, Clint.
. . . a daughter, Sarah Grace, born
12/11/07 to Debby Gifford Vannoy
’98 and her husband, Jon.
. . . a son, Hudson William, born
1/2/07 to Jenny Baxter Hazlewood
’03 and her husband, Ben.
In Memoriam
French Teacher Mireille Scheni Dies
“I never dreamed of being in a place like Baylor.... I knew I could make a difference.”
Baylor’s first full-time female
teacher, Mireille Scheni, died January 29 after a brief illness.
A native of Paris, Madame
Scheni came to the U.S. with her
husband and two children in
1953, joining a sister who had
already moved to the Chattanooga
area with her American husband.
She joined the Baylor faculty in
1961 to teach French and, for 15
years, was the school’s only female
teacher. She retired in 1989.
During her tenure, Madame
Scheni organized Baylor’s French
Club, took students to Europe
with her for summer study, and
headed up the school’s participation in the American Field Service
(AFS) program, which brought
students from Brazil, South Africa,
Germany, and Sweden to study at
Baylor. As head of the foreign
language department, she presided
over the expansion of the school’s
language program during a time
when the size of the language faculty more than doubled. Madame
Scheni served two terms as the
president of the National French
Honor Society, chairing its sessions
in Montreal and Martinique. In
1983 she was honored by the government of France when she was
made a member of the order of
Palmes Academiques, one of the
highest honors a teacher can re-
Former Baylor Trustee
Wilma Dykeman Stokely
died on December 22,
2006. She was 86.
She earned her B.A. in
speech from Northwestern
University and became well
known for her radio scripts, short stories, magazine articles and 16 books. She collaborated on
several books with her husband, the writer and
poet James R. Stokely, Jr., who died in 1977.
Her many honors included a Guggenheim
Fellowship and the 1985 North Carolina
Award for Literature. She held the honorary
title of Tennessee State Historian from 1981
until she died.
She is survived by two sons, with whom
she collaborated on two books, and two
Lester Grant ’25 died No-
vember 11, 2006 at 97.
He attended Maryville
College and was retired as
president of Architectural
Mill & Lumber Co. He
was a charter member of
East Ridge Church of the Nazarene, where
he served as Sunday school superintendent
and treasurer and had also been a Sunday
ceive from the French government.
“Madame Scheni was certainly a legend among language teachers everywhere. In the 70s, she
helped start the Cercle Francais,
which encouraged Frenchspeaking people from all over the
Chattanooga area to meet monthly and chat over delicacies provided by the members. Those folks
still meet regularly today over
lunch at the Hunter Museum
café,” said Ginnie Harris, who
has taught French at Baylor since
1989. “She really inspired those
Francophiles around her; she was
like a mother to Ron Cofer and
Kenneth Parks, who taught with
her for years in the department.
For me, she was a constant source
of loving support from my very
first days of teaching at Baylor.
She enjoyed coming to join students to chat at the French Table
school teacher. He was past district treasurer
for the East Tennessee Church of the Nazarene
and an active supporter of many Christian
He was preceded in death by his first wife,
Sarah B. Grant, and by his second wife, Sarah
V. Grant. Survivors include a brother, one
son, two daughters-in-law, a niece, four grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.
Harry Franklin Griscom Jr.
’35 died April 16, 2006.
He attended the University
of Miami for two years and
graduated in 1941 from
UTK. He served in the U.S.
Marine Corps in World
War II and was a captain in the Marine Corps
Reserve, retired. He retired as a sales engineer
with the Babcock & Wilcox Co., now McDermott, Inc. He was a member of Unity Presbyterian Church in Denver, N.C., and Sardis
Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, N.C., where
he had served on the Board of Deacons.
He is survived by his wife, Carmie, a son,
a daughter-in-law, two grandsons, and two
great grandsons.
and in class. Only last spring, she
visited my fourth-year class and
recited for them some fables from
La Fontaine that they were studying and having to memorize for
the poetry contest.”
In 2002 Madame Scheni collaborated on the book Parallel
Lives: Soul Sisters with Jean
McGehee, who taught English at
Baylor from 1976 to 1981. The
book chronicled their years of
teaching at Baylor as well as their
diverse backgrounds: one, a young
Jewish woman in Paris during the
German occupation, and the other
a Baptist raised in the segregated
South. “For me becoming a teacher was not a profession, not a job;
it was a love story, really,” she
wrote. “I never dreamed of being
in a place like Baylor. I wanted
to give more than teaching. I knew
I could make a difference.”
William H. Schroeder ’38
died January 10, 2007 at
age 85.
He attended the University of Chattanooga. He
served in the U.S. Army
for nearly three years including a stint in the European Theater. After
the war he earned a master’s degree in business
administration from the Wharton School of
Business at the University of Pennsylvania
and began a long career in accounting, business, and consulting, 35 years of which were
spent in Asia. After retirement, he worked as
an independent consultant to many non-profit
and for profit entities in the Ventura County,
Calif., area. He was passionate about tennis,
music, and books.
He is survived by a sister and two nephews.
William McAlister ’39 died
March 15, 2007 at age 85.
He is survived by wife,
Ann McAlister, a son, a
daughter-in-law, two
daughters, two sons-inlaw, ten grandchildren,
and five great-grandchildren.
A Tribute to Congressman Charles
“Charlie” Norwood, Jr. ’59
“I was struck by the number of people he had touched...” ~ David Longley ’59
In the late 1990s, when Congressman Charlie Norwood ’59
(R-Ga.) was trying to pass legislation to provide consumer
protection in dealing with
managed care groups, he called
on his friend and former Baylor
classmate, Dr. Stephen Sawrie
’59. Dr. Sawrie was president
{July 27, 1941 – Feb. 13, 2007} of the Tennessee Dental Association and had worked closely
with Congressman Norwood on other political issues.
The legislation became known as the Norwood-Dingell bill, a
bipartisan patients’ bill of rights measure that gives patients certain
rights, including the ability to sue their Health Maintenance Organization (HMOs) in state courts. According to Sawrie, the energy
Norwood put into getting the bill passed was a perfect example of
his passion for health care and patients’ rights. “His flagship was
patient protection issues,” said Sawrie.
Sawrie and David Longley ’59, another close friend and classmate
of Norwood’s, recently reminisced about the late congressman’s
legacy. A native of Valdosta, Ga., Norwood entered Baylor his
sophomore year as a boarding student. He was a military captain,
member of the Honor Council, and was elected class president his
senior year. He was also a member of the football, track, and soccer
teams and, years later, would identify former coach and faculty
member Maj. Luke Worsham as a person who had been a powerful
influence. “Luke Worsham was his hero. Charlie was just full of
vinegar like we all were in those days, and Luke had a way of bringing
you back down to earth. He really was a father figure, and most
people revered him as that,” said Sawrie. “Of course, Major Worsham
had coached him in three sports. He was a line coach, so there was
real bonding there,” added Longley.
After leaving Baylor, Norwood went on to Georgia Southern
College, where he met and married Gloria Wilkinson. He then earned
a doctorate in dental surgery from Georgetown University and served
as president of the dental school student body. Following graduation,
he volunteered for the Army and served a combat tour in the Vietnam
War, earning two Bronze Stars. Norwood then began his dentistry
practice in Augusta, Ga., and later became the youngest president of
the Georgia Dental Association.
Augustus Putnam Porter, Jr.
’40 died December 2,
2006. He was 84.
He graduated from the
University of Chattanooga
and received his master’s
degree from Northwestern
University, where he earned a Fulbright Scholarship to study music in Germany. He served
with the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He was a church organist serving churches
In 1993 Norwood made an announcement that surprised even
some of his closest friends. “The first I ever knew of his running for
Congress was at the end of 1992 when he called me and told me he
was selling his dental practice. He was upset with the political state
of the country and didn’t want to just sit around and grumble about
it. He had strong enough convictions to do that – to sell his practice
and run,” recalled Longley.
Norwood was elected to Georgia’s tenth district seat in a landslide
victory in 1994, becoming the second person in Baylor’s history to
serve in congress – the first being J.B. Frazier ‘08, who served as 3rd
District congressman from 1949-1963. He subsequently won every
reelection. During his tenure Norwood served on the Commerce
Committee and on the Committee on Economic and Educational
Opportunities. Other assignments included the subcommittees on
Energy and Power; Health and Environment; Workforce Protection;
and Commerce, Trade and Hazardous Materials. He received national
recognition after introducing the first comprehensive managed health
care reform legislation in 1995, which was later passed in the House
in both 1999 and 2001. His Patients’ Bill of Rights legislation (the
Norwood-Dingell Bill) became a key issue in the 2000 presidential
election and will likely be revived in the 110th Congress.
In 2004 Norwood received a lung transplant after developing
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and, according to Sawrie, he was
voting on the floor of Congress two weeks after the transplant.
Cancer in his native lung resulted in its removal that same year, and,
in 2006, the cancer spread to his liver. Even though his health was
deteriorating, he remained as fully engaged as possible in his work,
using oxygen to help him breathe and a motorized cart for mobility.
During this year’s State of the Union Address on January 23,
President Bush noted Norwood’s absence from the House and extended
his wishes for a speedy recovery. In early February, Norwood returned
to his home in Augusta, where he soon died at the age of 65.
Sawrie, Longley, and other close acquaintances remained in touch
in those final days of Norwood’s life. “Even to the end he said, ‘I’m
going to beat this because I’ve got people to help and issues in
Washington.’ That’s what I remember about him. He just wasn’t
going to give up,” said Sawrie.
“Sitting at the funeral listening to all of those people talk about him,
I was struck by the number of people he touched and influenced,” added
Longley. “I knew he was a good people person, but I didn’t realize how
many people he had really touched and influenced and helped.”
in Greenville, S.C.; Kansas City, Mo.; and
Macon, Ga.
He is survived by a sister and three nieces.
William “Bill” C. Shores Jr.,
’41 died February 5, 2007.
He was 86.
He was a veteran of
World War II, having
served in the Army for
more than 30 years in
active and reserve status. He was a longtime
owner of Bill Shores Picture Frames in Chattanooga, which was started by his father and
is now known as Bill Shores Galleries. He
was a former member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and, at his death, was a
member of Hixson Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years,
Doris E. Shores, one daughter, a son-in-law,
and two grandsons.
Dr. Noel Catchings Womack
Jr. ’40 died Jan. 29, 2007
at age 84.
He attended Millsaps
College and Thomas Jefferson Medical School. He
served two years in the U.S.
Navy Transport and was a pediatrician in Jackson, Miss. for 42 years.
He was active at Galloway Memorial
United Methodist Church and a devoted volunteer at the University of Mississippi Medical
School clinics for underprivileged children.
He was involved in numerous children’s issues
at the state and national level.
He is survived by his wife, Flora Mae
Womack, two sons, a daughter, a daughterin-law, a son-in-law, four grandchildren, and
a great-granddaughter.
John Atwell “Buck” Troutman ’42 died March 10,
2007 at 82.
He attended Davidson
College, the University of
Chicago, the University of
Guelph in Ontario and
held military degrees from the U.S. Air Force.
He served as an Air Force captain and bomber
pilot during WWII.
He was a member of the OSS and CBI
military group, the Charlotte Country Club,
Charlotte Athletic Club, the NC Assoc. of
Nurserymen and several military organizations.
He was preceded in death by his brother.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Anne
Medearis Troutman, two daughters, two sonsin-law, a son, a daughter-in-law, a brotherin-law, three grandchildren, and several nieces
and nephews.
Hugh McMaster Chapman
’51 died on April 29,
2007. He was 74.
He attended the University of North Carolina and
served as Captain in the
U.S. Air Force. He earned
a graduate degree from Stonier Graduate
School of Banking at Rutgers University, which
prepared him for his lifetime career as a banker.
He retired from his banking career ten
years ago and served on numerous boards of
nonprofit organizations and businesses. Included among his distinctions were Honorary
Doctorates from the University of South Carolina, Winthrop University, Medical University
of South Carolina, and Wofford College.
He was preceded in death by four brothers.
He is survived by his wife, Janis Guzzle Chap-
man; three daughters from his first marriage
to Anne Morrison Chapman, who died in
1993; a son-in-law; and four grandchildren.
Attice Curt Haygood ’51 died
July 27, 2006 at age 73.
He was a member of the
Apopka Historical Society,
the Museum of Apopkans,
BPOE #2422, and he was
a USMC Veteran.
He is survived by four sons, a daughter,
and three grandchildren.
David Vandergriff ’56 died
February 18, 2007 at 68.
He attended the University of Chattanooga. After
several years in the finance
business, he worked as a
fleet and lease manager of
various automobile dealerships in Houston.
He moved to Medina, Texas in 2000 and
joined the Medina United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Elinor
A.Vandergriff, a daughter, a son, and three
Haydon Theron Fuller ’59
died Jan. 8, 2007 at age 65.
He was a retired executive vice president with
Texarkana National Bank,
a former member of the
Board of Directors of
Texarkana National Bank, a member of the
St. James Day School board, First United
Methodist Church, and an Army veteran.
He was preceded in death by his wife,
Gayle Fuller. Survivors include his mother,
Harriet Haydon Fuller, two sons, a daughter,
a sister, a brother, and four grandchildren.
Jim C. Asher ’61 died March
27, 2007. He was 64.
He attended the University of Kentucky and
graduated from Western
Kentucky University. He
had a brief teaching career,
was a safety engineer for Kingsford Charcoal,
founded Places Travel Agency, published a
book on boating and fishing in Kentucky, and
was a legal investigator for a local law firm.
He is survived by his wife, Vicki Hull
Asher; his mother, Dottie Asher; a stepdaughter, and two step-grandchildren.
John Frampton “Jack”
Maybank Sr. ’61 died Feb-
ruary 1, 2007. He was 64.
The first born of triplet
boys, he graduated from
the Citadel before beginning a successful maritime
career. In 2006 he was awarded the Merchant
Marine Medal for Outstanding Achievement
by the U.S. Maritime Administration for more
than 40 years of dedicated service to the U.S.
maritime industry. In February 2007, the
Maritime Association of the Port of Charleston
presented him with its highest honor, the
Christopher Gadsden Award for his significant
contribution to transportation, trade, and
seaport operations at the local, national, and
international levels.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Silcox
Maybank, two daughters, two sons-in-law,
two sons, a daughter-in-law, and seven grandchildren. His brothers are David H. Maybank
’61 and Thomas H. Maybank ’61.
Summerfield “Skeeter”
Johnston III ’72 died April
5, 2007. He was 53.
A graduate of Eckerd
College, Mr. Johnston was
a former vice-president of
Coca-Cola Enterprises. He
was a board member of the Krystal Company,
MetalTek International, and e-Skye Solutions.
A leader in international polo, he died as
the result of a polo injury. He was a cofounder of the North American Polo League
and principal partner in the Flying H Polo
Club in Wyoming. He was a player and sponsor for the Skeeterville team.
His mother, Lavinia Neill Johnston, preceded him in death. He is survived by his
father, Summerfield K. Johnston Jr.; his wife,
Leslie Buttram Johnston; a daughter; three
sisters; a brother; and nieces and nephews. His
great-grandfather, J.F. Johnston, headed the
Chattanooga Coca-Cola Bottling Company.
James W. Ray III ’76 died
April 4, 2007. He was 50.
He was preceded in
death by his father, James
W. Ray, Jr. He is survived
by his mother, Joanne
Fraser (formerly Joanne
W. Ray), a sister, a brother, two step-brothers,
and two step-sisters.

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