Thank you for your support of Maryville College on Tartan Tuesday, MC’s annual giving challenge! With 719 gifts, we exceeded the 650-gift challenge – securing $100,000 in challenge gifts – for a grand total of $309,389 raised in only 1,819 minutes. Most Tartan Tuesday gifts benefit the Maryville Fund, which supports MC’s most pressing needs and makes highly personalized, transformational experiences possible for MC students. You made a powerful statement about what the Maryville College community can do when it comes together! There’s still time to make a gift to the Maryville Fund before the College’s fiscal year ends - please visit the MC website or call 865.981.8191 to make your year-end gift by May 15.
The Maryville College Theatre Department will present “Our Stories on Stage” and “An Evening of Improv!” April 22-23 at the Clayton Center for the Arts. In honor of the MC’s Bicentennial, “Our Stories on Stage” will blend the old and the new, with stories from influential people in the life of the College, as well as stories that are meaningful for the students of today. Read the press release.
As part of the Bicentennial celebration, MC has launched "Chilhowee Chat," a monthly podcast of interviews with members of the campus community. You can find these in the Podcast Directory in the iTunes store. Download them today!
Alumni Gym Rededication
At a ribbon-cutting ceremony held March 27, MC rededicated the nearly 96-year-old Alumni Gym, which recently underwent a nine-month, $2.5 million renovation to provide fitness and intramural space for the entire student body. Read more and watch the video on the MC website.
Jack Neely, journalist, author and lecturer, will deliver this year’s commencement address to the Class of 2019 on May 4. The title of his address is “Maryville College at 200: An American Rarity.” Randy Lambert ’76, who recently retired from a nearly 40-year career as head coach of the MC men’s basketball team, will speak during baccalaureate. Read the press release for more details.
Scholarship and the ideals of the liberal arts were celebrated April 6, when 61 awards were presented to 72 students at Maryville College's annual Academic Awards Ceremony. See the full list of award winners on the MC website.
MC History Hikes
In recognition of MC’s Bicentennial, Professor of Biology Dr. Drew Crain has created “Maryville College History Hikes,” a downloadable pamphlet that features trails and locations in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with MC connections. Visit the MC website for more information.