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Dr. Melanie V. Tucker Named New Vice President and Dean of Students

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Maryville College will soon be welcoming to campus a new Vice President and Dean of Students, Dr. Melanie V. Tucker. MC President Tom Bogart sent out a memorandum on Feb. 6 officially announcing Tucker’s acceptance of the position. The search committee responsible for filling the open position was led by Dr. Drew Crain and was put together by Bogart. The committee consisted of faculty and staff members as well as students. “We cast out our net internationally,” said Crain. “We had about 78 applicants to sift through initially,” Crain explained. Through an intricate process of elimination, the committee eventually narrowed the applicant pool down to three candidates who then visited the campus. “They were here in the hot seat for two days and they were all three phenomenal candidates. The days were spent running around meeting with all possible...

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College Responds to Executive order on Immigration and Travel

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Feature Slider, News | 0 comments

President Trump’s travel ban from several Muslim-majority countries is working its way through the court system. Shortly after the executive order was made Maryville College President Tom Bogart sent out a memorandum to the college community responding to the ban. The memorandum calls for an immediate end to the order and reasons that the travel ban could have an impact on both incoming and outgoing international students and study abroad programs (though Maryville College currently does not enroll any international students from countries affected by the current ban). The memorandum serves to reinforce the ideals of Maryville College as well as show the community that the college stands with other institutions, such as the Association of American Universities, in promoting international education and study abroad programs. past when it affected the ability of the college to carry out its...

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New Dean of Students candidacy narrowed down to three

Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Since former Dean of Students Vandy Kemp announced her retirement during the fall semester of 2016, Maryville College officials have been on the hunt for new candidates to fill the position. Now, after filing through many applicants, the candidacy has been narrowed down to three top contenders. Dr. Byron McCrae, Dr. Danny Glassman and Dr. Melanie Tucker are the top three candidates for the position. Each candidate has a long list of experience in both higher education and student life. McCrae currently serves as the Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students at Hampshire College. Prior to that, he was the Vice President and Dean of Student Life at Washington & Jefferson College. Glassman currently works at the University of Tennessee as the Associate Dean of Students and is the former Assistant Dean of Students at Oglethorpe...

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Resolution Made in Honor of former Dean, Vandy Kemp

Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in Feature Slider, News | 0 comments

After twenty years working for the Maryville College community, Dean of Students Vandy Kemp has now retired. In recognition of her impact on campus and in the area, the faculty came together to pass a resolution honoring Dean Kemp and her commitment to diversity and social justice at the college. The text of the resolution cites Dean Kemp’s many achievements and contributions to the college, stating “…she has impacted the lives of every student on campus by her strong leadership in key areas of Student Development, such as Title IX compliance, connecting Athletics and Academic Affairs, and transforming residence life into a key educational component” The resolution serves as a way for faculty to step back from the day to day operations of the college and think more about the values the institution was founded on, and how those...

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Mary Kay Sullivan becomes first female Chair of MC Board of Directors

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Feature Slider, News | 0 comments

This fall, Dr. Mary Kay Sullivan became the nineteenth chair of the Maryville College Board of Directors and the first woman to ever hold the position. Sullivan’s interest in the college began at an early age and developed into over twenty-five years of service in various roles, ultimately leading to this recent honor. While electing the first female Board Chair is a milestone for MC, it did not occur to Sullivan that she would be making history until someone mentioned it to her after the election. Although she cannot explain why no other women were elected previously, she does not see this as an unusual or unpredictable occurrence at MC. “I think at Maryville College there have never really been barriers to achievement for people because of gender or race or whatever category we might think of,” said Sullivan....

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Students lacking transportation struggle at MC

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Transportation is key, or so they say.  In college, it is all about where something is happening, but it can be hard to get to where you need if you have no means of transportation. At Maryville College, there is a population of students that does not have cars.  As adults, there are times where we need to get places that aren’t always within walking Junior Bryce Redaja explained what it can be like for those who do not have a car.  Redaja is from Phoenix, AZ and lives on campus at Maryville College.  According to Redaja, it would be too far and too expensive for him to drive it to campus, so he does without. Redaja is active on campus through different organizations and the baseball team. Though he has many good friends, Redaja said that it can...

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