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The Golden Age?

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Feature Slider, Features, Perspectives | 0 comments

The 20-minute walk from Beeson Village to downtown Maryville is an uneventful stretch made    tolerable by the occasional greetings of friends passing by and the catcalls of strangers shouted from grimy truck windows. I pick up trash as I go, challenging myself to find more than enough to hold in  a hand. I make my own excitement by seeing if I can    sneak my findings into someone’s recycling bin before someone calls me out on it. The first 10 minutes of this journey are made more interesting by the bright splashes of color that pop out once you clear the residential area near the college. The exterior wall of “The Golden Age” that keeps the building level in this hilly hell of a small town now presents the images of various heroes from the ‘50s, the poster...

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Non-traditional student completes degree that is 39 years in the making

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Features | 1 comment

In May of 2017, Beth Myers-Rees, a senior at Maryville College, will complete her Bachelor of Arts in Writing Communication. Like many seniors, she is eagerly awaiting her journey across the stage during the Commencement Ceremony on May 21. However, unlike most seniors, she has another graduation to celebrate. Myers-Rees’ youngest daughter, Sarah, graduates from Maryville High School one week after graduation at MC. It’s not every day that a mother and daughter both graduate within that same year, but Myers-Rees is a non-traditional student, one with an education 39 years in the making. In 2013, after 13 years of service as a Customer Billing Specialist at Marriot Business Services, she was terminated. “The longest job I’d had before that was two years. I was unemployed for six months,” she said.” “For about four months when I was collecting...

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