Cumberland Today-Summer 01 - University of the Cumberlands

Cumberland Today-Summer 01 - University of the Cumberlands

The Magazine for Cumberland College Alumni and Friends

Howard Baker and

Robert Michael Duncan

Strength In



Rick Fleenor ’85 Director of Alumni Services

Atrip to a local bookstore will demonstrate that while much has

been written about leadership each book seems to have a different

approach and ultimately develops a somewhat different

definition for the term. We often develop a sense about leadership

when we see it in action, when we experience its benefits or when

we recognize its absence. Without leadership, how could anything ever be


Cumberland College has been the beneficiary of strong leadership

throughout its existence. From the early founders who saw a dream

become a reality, to respected presidents, to other significant individuals

who helped expand the college, to the current college administration who

are providing vision for the future, a strength of leadership has enabled the

college to accomplish much with surprising little resources in comparison

to other colleges.

This edition of Cumberland Today attempts to highlight the contributions

of our students, faculty, alumni and others who are taking the lead

and making a difference in the world. Each story depicts individuals who

are providing leadership in their respective communities and throughout

the nation.

Because of the leadership that Cumberland has experienced in the past,

it is positioned as a college that will continue to make a significant impact

in the future. You are an important part of the future of the college. As

you demonstrate your leadership by becoming involved in the lives of others

and through financially supporting the college, you provide the

momentum that will move Cumberland College forward. Without leadership

not much can be accomplished. But, with strong leadership, much is

being accomplished!

On the Cover: U.S. Ambassador Howard Baker and

Cumberland alumnus Robert Michael Duncan.

See pages 4 and 23 for related stories.


2000-2001 ALUMNI


Nick Greiwe ’74, President

Corbin, KY

David Estes ’90, President-Elect

Williamsburg, KY


Table of Contents

Emma McPherson.....................................................................................2

Kleist Hall Dedication ................................................................................3

Bob Proud ’81, Past President

Amelia, OH

Laura Keown ’82, Secretary

Versailles, KY



Scott Burleigh ’91

Villa Hills, KY

Ray Hammons ’90

Louisville, KY

L.C. Madron ’64

Lake City, TN

Leo Taylor ’44

Pineville, KY



Lee Bishop ’70

Radcliff, KY

Vince Henley ’92

Ft. Wright, KY

Ralph Lipps ’70

London, KY

Terry Wagnon ’83

Dalton, GA



Andy Abbott ’94

Louisville, KY

Teri Foltz ’75

Fort Thomas, KY

Mary Doyle Johnson ’49

Lexington, KY

Robert Kellough ’75

Fairfield, OH

Campus Speakers.....................................................................................4

Kentucky Governor Paul Patton

Dr. Roy L Honeycutt

U. S. Ambassador Howard Baker

Dr. William Augustus Jones, Jr.

Mr. Ward Correll

Grace Crum Rollins Fine Arts Center........................................................8

Award Winning Actress — Patricia Neal

J. M. Boswell Campus Center Renovation................................................9

Brain Drain — ....................................................10

Kentuckian of the Year — Cawood Ledford............................................11

Athletic Department News ......................................................................12

Team Accomplishments

CC Student is Third Fastest in the World

Terry Stigall Steps Down

Patriot Pride — New Era in Cumberland Athletics

Athletic Team Schedules

Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame



Dave Huff ‘53

Eugene West ‘46


Alumni Student Service Award

Berger Awards


Award for Excellence in Teaching

Service Award

Fuqua Excellence in Teaching Award

Retiring Faculty

Honorary Degrees

Alumni Spotlight......................................................................................23

Robert Michael Duncan ‘71

Colonel Carlos Glover ‘78

Alumni Attending Graduate and Professional Schools

Museum Receives Collection..................................................................26

Alumni Giving Clubs ...............................................................................28

Planned Giving........................................................................................30

Tribute Gifts ............................................................................................31

In Memory...............................................................................................35

Doris Spafford ‘50

Dr. Mack Roberts ‘26

Class Notes .............................................................................................36

Fire Damages Gatliff Building ........................................Inside Back Cover

Emma McPherson

“Miss Mac” Leaves Behind Legacy

Emma McPherson, long-time Cumberland

College employee, passed away on

Oct. 25, 2000 in Norfolk, VA, following

a brief illness.

Born April 15, 1924 in Elizabeth City, NC.

“Miss Mac”, as she was known to practically

everyone, leaves behind a legacy of Christian service,

leadership and vision.

Miss McPherson held degrees from Meredith

College, Campbell College, Southern Baptist

Theological Seminary and the University of

Kentucky. She was named the Campbell

University Outstanding Alumnus in 1989.

Miss Mac moved to Williamsburg in 1951 to

assume her position as dean of women and instructor

of religion at Cumberland College. She

remained at Cumberland until 1992 when she

retired from her position as dean of students and

associate professor of English: she continued to

teach on a part-time basis for four years. Miss Mac’s

dedication to Cumberland College was evident to

all who knew her. In addition to her administrative

duties, she served on numerous committees, sponsored

and traveled with student organizations,

taught classes, and, in 1955, organized the

Cumberland College Women’s Club. At the time

of her death, she was still an officer in this club.

During her tenure at the college, Miss Mac

received the Sears Roebuck Award for Teaching

Excellence and Community Service and the

William T. Miles Award for Community Service.

The honorary Doctor of Laws degree was conferred

upon her, by Cumberland College, in 1993.

An active member of the First Baptist Church

of Williamsburg since 1951, Miss Mac served as

deacon and the teacher for the Phyllis Richardson

Wood Class. She provided leadership and support

for all of the programs of the church including

the Women’s Missionary Union, Upward

Bound Adults, and countless committees. Most

recently, she was instrumental in leading the

GROW outreach program and serving as chair of

the nominating committee.

As a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society

International since 1959, Miss Mac served one term

as president of Alpha Gamma State, two terms as

president of the Lambda Chapter, and one term on

the International Constitutional Committee. In

addition, she served on a wide range of committees

at both the local and state level.

Miss Mac was a longtime member of the

Williamsburg Woman’s Club, previously serving

as president and compiling the most recent edition

of the group’s 52- year history. Upon retiring

from Cumberland College, she began her

seven-year volunteer career at the Baptist

Regional Medical Center in Corbin.

Because of her dedication to Cumberland College,

the faculty of the English department has

named their annual departmental award in memory

of Miss Mac. The Emma McPherson English Award

is to be given each year on Honors Day to the outstanding

student in English. The award is based on

the individual student’s academic performance.

As an additional honor, the Emma

McPherson Endowed Scholarship Fund has been

established to provide financial assistance for

deserving students. Anyone wishing to make a

contribution to this fund may do so by completing

the coupon below.

The Emma McPherson Endowed Scholarship Fund

Please find my enclosed gift for the Emma McPherson Scholarship Fund.

Name __________________________________________________________________

Address ________________________________________________________________

City ___________________________________ State__________ Zip _____________

Phone __________________________________________________________________

Return Coupon to: The Emma McPherson Endowed Scholarship Fund

Office of the President, Cumberland College

6191 College Station Drive

Williamsburg, KY 40769


Dedication of Kleist Hall

Men’s Residence Hall

The following comments are excerpts from an address given by

Dr. William L. McFadden, Executive Director of the Peter

D. and Eleanore A. Kleist Foundation, on the occasion of the

dedication of the Kleist Men’s Residence Hall at

Cumberland College, on September 8, 2000.

One does not go very long in the pursuit of educational enlightenment

without encountering John Donne’s memorable observation

that, “No man is an island.” There comes a decisive point in our

maturing when we realize the fact that we are in reality interdependent,

related to all the rest of the human family. And then that maturing

takes on even deeper meaning when we realize that interdependence

also stretches back to include all those who have gone before us,

who have made contributions to the advancement of human kind.

In Cumberland’s case, in particular, Dr. Taylor, in the preface to

his volume on the history of Cumberland College ... reminds us that

we stand on the shoulders of all those who have gone before us. I

would suggest this morning that we stand on the shoulders of giants.

There is not place like a college campus to remind us of the contributions

of all who have gone before us.

Today, we gather to dedicate Kleist Residence Hall ... a dream

made possible initially by the challenge gift from Peter and Eleanore

Kleist, but a gift which was joined by many, many other gifts in order

to make this dorm possible. Later today, as you go across the campus,

whether it’s into the library, a classroom, an office or a gymnasium,

you will be surrounded by the memories of others, like the Kleists,

who had a dream, a vision. They made a contribution and made it

possible for this campus to exist.

When we look at every academic discipline on the campus, we

realize that in the classroom there are professors and students meeting

challenges and exploring new frontiers. None of that is done without

the realization that

those who went before

made it possible ...

When the reality of that

hits us, there is nothing

we can do but begin to

reflect upon who some

of those giants have

been in our own lives.

As we gather here,

immediately come to

our memory some of

the many persons who

have been influential in

our own lives — a parent,

a grandparent, a

teacher, a mentor —

someone who saw in us

something more than

we saw in ourselves and

encouraged us to be more than we were. Yes, as we have that memory,

we know that a way has been prepared for us. Someone has readied

this place for us. The only response that we can make is trying to

maintain a sense of awe, not only about the campus that surrounds us

and about this new building where men will be housed, but also a

sense of awe about life itself and how our current lives have been

enriched because of all those who have gone before us.

... because we are in awe of the giants from all walks of life on whose

shoulders we stand, we approach life with a sense of stewardship, knowing

that things are to be used but not to be used up. This dormitory is

not just a place to throw your dirty socks in a closet and find a few

hours of sleep after studying for an exam, but also a place to encounter

others as worlds open and life is enriched. This dorm is a place to experience

in the present the meaning of all that has gone before.

When I stood before many of you a year ago at the ground breaking

for this building, I had the opportunity to remind you that ... what we

do determines the future for those who will come after us. I would suggest

to you that what we are talking about is not only remembering the

giants on whose shoulders we stand, but also creating the legacy we will

leave. Our legacy is created by the lifestyle choices that we make; the

decisions we make determines the kind of person we are. Cumberland

nutures this process. We may experience this in the exchange which

takes place between professor and student, both in the classroom and by

the invitation of the open door where there can be a personal engagement

as one struggles with the meaning of life. We may also experience

it in a way as simple as ... a student on Cumberland’s campus, in the

midst of rain, offering an umbrella to a student who doesn’t have one.

I would suggest that when we are hit by the reality of what it

means to stand on the shoulders of other giants, the only response

that’s left for us to make is to try to be the shoulders on which future

generations will stand.

Kleist Hall


Campus Speakers

Kentucky Governor

Paul Patton Heads

Impressive List

Kentucky Governor

Paul Patton spoke at

Cumberland on

March 26, 2001,

during convocation in the O.

Wayne Rollins Center.

Paul Patton, born in the

mountains of Eastern Kentucky,

is the son of a teacher and school

cafeteria worker who instilled in

him the value of education, honest

living and hard work.

Governor Patton

Governor Patton has served as Kentucky’s Deputy State

Transportation Secretary, leader of the State Democratic Party and

three terms as Pike County Judge Executive. In 1991, Patton became

Kentucky’s Lt. Governor and made history by also serving as

Secretary of the Economic Development Cabinet.

In December of 1995, Paul Patton began his first term as governor,

after a close election that hardly anyone thought he could win.

In his inaugural address, he said he wanted to make his mark as the

“higher education governor.”

In 1999, Paul Patton became the first Kentucky Governor in nearly

200 years to be elected to two successive terms. In his second inaugural

address, he said, “the top priority for the next four years will be

education, education, education and education.” The 2000 session of

the General Assembly proved to be exceptionally productive for education.

Governor Patton said, “I believe that history will record this

session as the turning point, a sea of change, in the way Kentuckians

think about education, particularly postsecondary education.”

All through his career in public service, the governor has followed

up his words with actions, proposing initiatives that will result in educational

improvements, economic security, a clean environment and

a safe, healthy and secure future for the children of Kentucky.

Dr. Honeycutt

Honeycutt Delivers

Dedication Address

Dr. Roy L. Honeycutt, delivered

the dedicatory address for

the Gheens Chapel, named in

honor of the Gheens Foundation

and in recognition of their support

of Cumberland College.

The Gheens Foundation is located

in Louisville, KY, and was

incorporated in 1959 with the

gifts from C. Edwin Gheens and

Mary Jo Gheens Hill. The chapel

is located in Kliest Hall.

Honeycutt, a native of Grenada, MS., graduated from Mississippi

College, and earned his M. Div. and Ph. D. degrees from Southern

Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a former president and chancellor of

the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Honeycutt has authored

numerous books, including Amos and His Message, Crisis and Response,

and Jeremiah: Witness Under Pressure. He is listed as an Outstanding

Educator of America, as well as listed in Who’s Who Among Authors and

Journalists and Who’s Who in the South and Southwest.


Howard Baker

Answers Students’


Former Tennessee Senator

Howard Baker spoke during convocation

Monday, November 20,

2000 and followed his address

with a question/answer session

with the student audience.

In addition to serving in the

United States Senate from 1967

until January 1985, Senator Baker

served three years in the U.S. Navy Ambassador Baker

during World War II. Senator

Baker first won national recognition in 1973 as Vice Chairman of the

Senate Watergate Committee and was a delegate to the United Nations

in 1976. He was a candidate for the Republican Presidential nomination

in 1980. Additionally, Senator Baker served as President Ronald

Reagan’s Chief of Staff from February 1987 until July 1988. He has

been named the recipient of several awards including The Presidential

Medal of Freedom in 1984, the nation’s highest civilian award. In 1982,

he was honored with the Jefferson Award for Greatest Public Service

Performed by an Elected or Appointed Official.

Senator Baker currently serves as a member of the Smithsonian

Board of Regents, the Pennzoil-Quaker State Company Board of

Directors and is a member of the International Advisory Board of the

Barrick Gold Corporation. He has recently been appointed to the

International Olympic Committee’s Ethics Commission.

Earlier this year, Senator Baker was appointed by President

George W. Bush to serve as the United States Ambassador to Japan.

Jones Delivers Staley Lectures

The Thomas F. Staley Foundation provides funds annually to

Cumberland College to help bring to the campus renowned

Christian speakers and scholars.

This year, the Staley Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecturer was

Dr. William Augustus Jones, Jr., the pastor of Bethany Baptist Church,

Brooklyn, NY, since 1962. Dr. Jones presented a series of three lectures.

The first lecture, entitled “Instructions for the Journey,” was presented

on Monday, April 9, 2001, during convocation in the O. Wayne

Rollins Center.


Dr. Jones is a graduate of the

University of Kentucky, Crozer

Theological Seminary, and holds

an earned doctorate from

Colgate Rochester Divinity

School. He has done additional

study at the University of Lagos

in Nigeria and the University of

Ghana at Legon. He holds honorary

doctorates from Benedict

College, Simmons University,

Shaw University, Campbell

University, Evangelical Reformed

School of Theology, Cumberland

Dr. Jones

College, and his alma mater

University of Kentucky.

His first pastorate was the First Baptist Church (Paschal),

Philadelphia, PA, in 1959. As pastor of Bethany Baptist Church,

Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Jones has led his congregation in construction of

a Neo-Gothic edifice, completed in 1967. Bethany Baptist Church

conducts a multi-faceted program with a full-time staff of 27 people.

Committed to the principle that the Church should be free of any

and all external loyalties, Bethany has never sought nor accepted

funds from outside sources. The total program is conducted under

the sole auspices of the Church. Included in the outreach ministries

is a national radio and television ministry.

Correll Brings

Good Tidings

Those in attendance at the

April 2, 2001, Cumberland

College convocation had no idea

what was in store for them as

they prepared to hear Somerset

resident, Ward Correll, address

the audience. After being introduced

by Cumberland College

President, Dr. Jim Taylor, Correll

proceeded to one of his daily

habits. “I tell myself every morning

that ‘I feel happy, I feel

Mr. Correll with a student

healthy, I feel terrific,” and “I can

do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me!’” Correll then

proceeded to offer $1,000 each to the next ten people who could

come to him on stage and repeat those words to him. Little did Mr.

Correll know that his monetary gift and accompanying message

would be such a blessing to so many.

As tears of joy poured down one woman’s face, she thanked Mr.

Correll for his generosity. Because of his selflessness, this woman was

able to pay another month’s rent on her home. One grateful

Cumberland student will be able to use the money to cover the

remainder of his mother’s open-heart surgery bills. Another

Cumberland student, whose family works in mills in his hometown,

will be able to cover unexpected expenses. As this student stated,

“Thanks to your generosity, I will not have to trouble my parents

with my financial situation and will be able to put back some money

for next semester.” Several who received the money plan to use it for

mission work or to give back to mission programs at the College.

Ward Correll currently serves, and in the past has served, as an

officer and director of various companies of which he is the primary

shareholder or owner. These include fast food restaurants, gasoline

stations, convenient stores, shopping centers, health food stores, storage

buildings and land development companies. He was awarded the

2000 Friend of Education Award by the Kentucky School Boards

Association, for his support, contributions and dedicated interest in

the students of his community.

He gives generously of his time and self, helping youth, instilling

and promoting self-worth, positive thinking, family values and

Christian morals. He has literally helped change the lives of generations

of the area’s children.


Cumberland College was recently welcomed as the 101st

member institution of the Council for Christian Colleges and

Universities (CCCU.)

Founded in 1889, Cumberland has grown to be home of more

than 1600 students. The college offers bachelor degrees in the

arts, sciences, general studies and music, as well as a master’s of

arts in education.

Dr. Bob Andringa, president of the CCCU, affirmed the

recent addition, “Cumberland College is a distinguished addition

to the CCCU membership. Along with its commitment to integrating

faith and scholarship, it has incorporated student work as

part of the distinctive. We are proud to have Cumberland as our

101st member.”

College president Dr. Jim Taylor states, “We are honored to

establish an association with the Council for Christian Colleges

and Universities and affirm our commitment to Christian higher

education. For over 112 years, Cumberland College has been providing

educational opportunities allowing our students to mature

educationally, morally, and spiritually. Our alumni are giving

back to their communities around the world.”

The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities is an association

of the 101 four-year, fully accredited liberal arts institutions

in North America, all with comprehensive curricula rooted

in the arts and sciences. The CCCU exists to advance the cause

of Christ-centered higher education and to help its institutions

integrate scholarship, biblical faith and service.


Homecoming 2000

Alumni, family, and friends line Main Street as they prepare

to watch the annual Homecoming parade.

Students pass out candy to children

along the parade route.

The Campus Activity Board was one of a number of student

organizations that participated in the parade.

A unique entry by the Freshmen Homecoming Court representatives.

Ms. Norma Patrick was selected as an

honored professor by the Student

Government Association.

The theme for Homecoming 2000 was: Remember

the Past, Discover the Present, Explore the Future.

Cheering on the team during the

Homecoming football game.

Alumni enjoying the comfortable surroundings of

the lobby at the Cumberland Inn.

Bob Jones ‘50, meets and greets fellow

alumni before the Class of 1950

Anniversary Dinner.

Members of the Class of 1950 gather for a photo following their 50th reunion dinner.

Rollins Fine Arts Center

Cumberland Celebrates Grand Opening

Three male singers calling themselves Opus Dei presented

the first performance in the new Fine Arts

Center on January 25, 2001. Later that week local

choirs from Williamsburg and Whitley County high

schools took the stage for another evening of music. The opening

week was concluded with a performance by the Lexington

Philharmonic Orchestra.

Comic Robert G. Lee began the second week of entertainment.

He was followed by award winning actress Patricia Neal. Ending the

week was the performance by the Lexington Brass Band. The grandopening

celebration was concluded with two events: The Cotton

Patch Gospels by Tom Key and the Cumberland College student

showcase. In April, the college presented The Sound of Music by

Rodgers and Hammerstein.


September 8, 2001 .................Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra

September 18, 2001................Dedication of the Grace Crum

Rollins Fine Arts Center

October 25-28, 2001 .............Oklahoma

by Rodgers and Hammerstein

November 16, 2001 ...............Instrumental concert

Teresa Walters, pianist

Feb. 14-17, 2001 ....................Foxfire

An Appalachia play by Hume Cronyn

March 2, 2001 ........................TBA — Contract pending

April 18-21, 2001 ...................Noises Off

A farce by Michael Fryan

All events will be held in the Kohn Theater of the Grace Crum

Rollins Fine Arts Center. For tickets and show times, contact the box

office at 606-539-4535 or email: Tickets for

these events will go on sale beginning Monday, August 27, 2001.

Award Winning Actress Participates in Grand Opening

Patricia Neal, graced the stage of the Kohn

Theatre in the new Grace Crum Rollins Fine

Arts Center on the Cumberland College campus

February 2, 2001 as part of the grand

opening festivities. Neal, known for her roles in “The

Day the Earth Stood Still,” and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,”

will present An Evening With Patricia Neal, reflecting on

her life experiences in the entertainment industry and as

a stroke survivor.

Patricia Neal was born January 20, 1926, in the community

of Packard, KY. She made her Broadway debut in

“Voice of the Turtle” in 1946, beginning a career in the

world of entertainment that would lead her to win an

Oscar in 1963 for her portrayal of a wizened farm worker

in “Hud.” In 1965, during her fifth pregnancy, she suffered

a series of massive strokes that damaged her nervous

system and left her in a state of semi-paralysis with severely

impaired speech. After a courageous, remarkable recovery,

she returned to the silver screen in “The Subject was

Roses.” Her life story was told in the 1981 TV movie

“The Patricia Neal Story,” with Glenda Jackson in the

starring role. In that same year, Neal starred alongside

Fred Astaire, Melvin Douglas and John Houseman in

“Ghost Story.”

Patricia Neal speaks with Carrie Baird, a freshman chemistry major from

Williamsburg. Baird was a patient at the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center in

Knoxville, TN, following an accident in July 2000.


Boswell Campus Center

The Hub of Campus Life

Artist’s rendering of the proposed exterior renovation.

Opened in 1972, the Boswell Campus Center (BCC)

was named to honor the work of President and Mrs.

James M. Boswell for their years of dedication and

service to Cumberland. The BCC has served us well,

but now nearly 30 years later, the building is in need of some

upgrade, repair and renovation.

The Boswell Campus Center is a popular gathering place at

Cumberland. The building houses offices for the Student Services staff;

a grill area used for student meals, special events, and receptions; the

Campus Post Office; Game Room; Bookstore; classrooms; and additional

offices. The building is an important center for campus life.

While exact plans for renovating the Boswell Campus Center will

depend on how much money is received, the list includes upgrading

the plumbing and installing new restrooms, renovating the exterior so

it will blend in with the rest of the campus architecture, renovating

and remodeling the grill to provide a more inviting and less institutional

appearance including the addition of computer stations with

internet access, and remodeling the other commons areas.

Your financial gift, no matter the size, is very important as we

work to repair, renovate and remodel the Boswell Campus Center.

Won’t you consider sending a gift today to help with the needed work

on this facility?

The Boswell Campus Center Renovation Campaign

Yes, I want to help the college with this effort!

Here is my gift of $________________

Here is my pledge of $ _______________ to be paid monthly over the next _____ months.

Name __________________________________Year of Graduation/Attendance________


City ____________________________________ State__________ Zip _____________

Phone ___________________Email_________________________________________

Return this form to: Office of the President

Cumberland College

6191 College Station Drive

Williamsburg, KY 40769


Fighting “Brain Drain”

New Partnership With Helps Bring Young Professionals Home

The concept of “brain drain” is based on a shift in our

modern economy. The muscle of manufacturing is no

longer the mainstay of the American marketplace. It’s

the influence of intellect that pays the bills these days.

In states like Kentucky, where people have long relied on occupations

like farming and manufacturing, jobs for citizens who specialize

in intellectual capital have traditionally been few and far between,

forcing some of our best and brightest people to leave the state for

hotspots like Silicon Valley. However, the latest report on economic

trends from the Economic Development Cabinet shows that jobs in

areas like business and health services are increasing. Today, the number

of Kentuckians employed in service jobs is almost double that of

the number employed in manufacturing jobs, and the trend shows no

sign of slowing.

Many professional jobs are opening up in Kentucky, but the problem

becomes filling them with qualified workers, and that is where

the brain drain begins. In August 2000, some of Louisville’s most

influential business, education, and government leaders met to discuss

the city’s economic future; 45 percent of those polled agreed that

brain drain is the greatest obstacle that the region faces as we move

into the new American economy. Governor Paul Patton made stemming

the drain of highly educated Kentuckians to surrounding states

one of the priorities of his administration.

Until recently, one facet of this brain drain hasn’t gotten much

attention. Even if the state is able to keep young professionals from

leaving, how does it bring back young professionals who have already

established themselves elsewhere? Can Kentucky convince former citizens

that the job market here can support them?

Cumberland College and are new partners

in an initiative to bring Kentuckians back to the Bluegrass State. is a web site devoted to linking college-educated

professionals with Kentucky roots to jobs in some of the bestknown

corporations throughout Kentucky. Kentuckians who accept

a job through not only get a new job in one

of Kentucky’s growing companies, but also they get a $500 “hiring

bonus.” And with the help of Cumberland College, hopes to bring others back to Kentucky.

According to Collie King, the president and CEO of, “A lot of our brightest citizens graduated

from college and found professional jobs in Kentucky were either

hard to find or non-existent. It was easier to just pick up and move to

one of the boomtowns like Austin or Charlotte to find good jobs. If

we can just make that job search easier, we can show those folks that

the jobs they want do exist in Kentucky.”

Becoming a member of is easy, but it

involves more than just posting a resumé like on other Internet

recruiting sites. matches people to jobs based

on an assessment of a member’s skills and his or her personal profile.

This matching process allows corporations to find an employee to fit

its specific needs, and it helps the potential employee to find a place

where he/she will truly fit into the culture.

King says will stop Kentucky’s brain

drain because it shows former residents how much the state has to

offer professional workers in the 21st century. And because of help

from partners like Cumberland College, he sees a bright future for the

Bluegrass State.

To find the career opportunity that’s right for you, go to today and complete your Professional

Profile. Remember, if you find a job through

you will receive a $500 hiring bonus!

Mountain Outreach

20th Anniversary Reunion

In celebration of our 20th Anniversary and in anticipation of the building of our 100th house, Mountain Outreach is inviting

all alumni who previously participated in the program to a special reunion. The Mountain Outreach reunion will be held

as part of Homecoming weekend, November 9-10, 2001, to reunite friendships and share funny stories, pictures and life

changing experiences.

During the reunion, we will also work together to plan the construction of the 100th house, which will be built in June 2002.

We appreciate all of the volunteers who helped to mold Mountain Outreach into a Christ-centered ministry that continues to

bring hope to people in Appalachia.

We hope you will join with us in this special reunion. Come and remember, celebrate and help us envision the future together!

For more information contact the Mountain Outreach office at 606-539-4346.


Kentuckian of the Year

Cawood Ledford Endowed Scholarship Established

Endowed scholarships are usually created

1953, that Ledford began a life-long career that can

in honor of someone who has impacted

only be described as legendary. Cawood Ledford

a community so tremendously that their

was with WLEX for three years before moving on to

name is not likely to be forgotten. The

WHAS in Louisville. With his quick wit, smooth

Cawood Ledford Endowed Scholarship established

at Cumberland College by WHAS legend Wayne

Perkey, is no different. Perkey, who retired from

WHAS in Louisville after a broadcasting career that

spanned forty years, established the scholarship fund

recently in honor of the man who has been the heart

and “the Voice of the Kentucky Wildcats” for over

four decades. “Cawood Ledford is a friend, mentor

and personal hero,” states Perkey. “He served as a

professional role model for several generations of

broadcasters and print journalists, not just in sports.

Cawood Ledford

voice and love for the game, Cawood Ledford

brought Wildcat games into the living rooms of

Kentuckians for nearly forty years. Ledford was

named Kentucky Sportscaster of the Year 22 times.

Horse racing fans counted on Cawood Ledford

for twenty years to keep them updated on events at

the Kentucky Derby. He was announcer for the

Heavyweight Boxing Championship, The Masters

Golf Tournament, The World Series, and the Final

Four. In 1979, he created his own production company,

Cawood Ledford Productions, which he operated

Cawood was the standard.”

Perkey continues, “In his 1972 ‘how-to’ book, Sports: Before the

Camera and Behind the Mic, which was used as a course text at the

University of Michigan and other schools, Cawood revealed this basic

tenet — do your homework, follow your passion, and demand the

very best of yourself. At the beginning of his book Cawood quotes

Thoreau, ‘If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps

it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music

which he hears, however measured or far away.’ Cawood has led the

parade. This scholarship will give deserving students the opportunity

to follow Cawood’s path.”

Cawood Ledford was born April 24, 1926 in Cawood, KY. Before

becoming the Commonwealth hero, Ledford, a graduate of Centre

College, taught high school English in his native Harlan County. His

first introduction to sports casting was during his teaching experience,

nearly fifty years ago, when he began calling games for WHLN

in Harlan. It wasn’t long before his deep, resonating, baritone voice

caught the ear of producers at WLEX in Lexington. It was then, in

until 1993. During his celebrated career, he was the author of

seven books. Upon his retirement in 1992, the University of

Kentucky retired a jersey in his honor; a tribute normally given only

to their basketball players.

Dick Vitale, ESPN television analyst, only recently compiled a 16-

member list of his favorite college basketball radio personalities entitled

the “All-Cawood Ledford Team,” in honor of this Kentucky legend.

In 1998, Cumberland College presented Cawood Ledford with an

Honorary Doctorate of Laws degree. Cumberland has also honored

Ledford with the “Outstanding Kentuckian of the Year 2001” award.

The award is given annually to a citizen or native of Kentucky who

has been a shining example of continued leadership and dedication to

the betterment of the Commonwealth.

Since the Cawood Ledford Endowed Scholarship has been

established by Wayne Perkey at Cumberland College, Ledford’s

legacy will live on in those who benefit from this gift. Proceeds

from the fund will be used to assist Kentucky students attending

Cumberland College.

The Cawood Ledford Endowed Scholarship Fund

Please find enclosed my gift for the Cawood Ledford Scholarship Fund.

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Athletic Department News

Athletic Team Accomplishments


The Men’s team finished in 4th place in the Mid-South

Conference (MSC) and participated in the NAIA National

Tournament in Tulsa, OK. The Men lost in the first round to Science

and Arts College.

The Women’s team placed 2nd in the MSC and participated in

the NAIA National Tournament in Jackson, TN. They lost in the

2nd round to Lewis & Clark State University. Melissa Irvin, an alumnus

from the class of ‘95, is the head coach for this team.


The Men’s team finished 15th in the NAIA National Tournament.

The Women’s team finished 19th. Bill Sergent, a member of the class

of ‘78, coaches both teams.


Both the Men’s and Women’s teams finished in 2nd place in the

National Collegiate Judo Championships. Head coach Doug

Fortune, an alumnus from the class of ‘74, was selected to manage the

U. S. National Team at the World Judo Championships in Germany

this summer. (Many of the members of this team are also on the U.S.

Olympic Team.)


The Men’s team finished 4th in the NAIA National

Tournament. Lebor Janek, a senior member of the team was

national champion in both the 200 and 400-meter individual medleys.

The Women’s team finished in 5th place in the NAIA

National Tournament.


The Men’s team finished in 4th place in the MSC. The Women’s

team finished 2nd. Chin Teck Tan, an alumnus from the class of ‘87,

coaches both teams.



Cumberland College

junior Anthony Kabara,

from Chuka,

Kenya, currently holds

the third fastest 800-meter time in

the world for this year’s outdoor

track season. Kabara ran a time of

1:45.29 in the 800m at the Duke

University Invitational Track meet

on April 7, 2001.

That time is only a 10th of a

second slower than the winning Anthony Kabara

time of the Olympic final in the

800m this past summer. Kabara is a ten-time NAIA All-American

and a five-time NAIA national champion. He currently holds the

fastest NAIA time in the 800m.


The track team placed 13th in the NAIA Nationals. Anthony Kabara

won the National Championship in the 800-meter run. In addition,

Christian Key, Thetlon Detry, Joe Salvato and Anthony Kabara

won the 4 x 800 National championship. Floyd Stroud, a ‘74

Cumberland graduate, coaches this team.


The baseball team finished 9th in the MSC. Terry Stigall, an

alumnus from the class of ‘75, is the coach for this team. (See related

story on page 13)


The softball team placed 3rd in the MSC. Angie Dean, a ‘90

Cumberland graduate, coaches this team.


The Men’s wrestling team placed 6th in the NAIA National

Tournament. Andy Medders, a sophomore from Holiday, FL., won

the national championship in the 125lb weight class.

Both the men’s and women’s judo teams finished in second

at the National Collegiate Judo Championships.


Cumberland’s athletic program received a 4th place standing in

the Sears Director’s Cup National Athletic Awards Program. The

Sears Cup program ranks the athletic programs of all NAIA schools

in the nation. Cumberland’s 4th place standing came at the end of

the winter rankings and is the highest in the history of the college’s

athletic program.


Stigall Steps Down as Baseball Coach

Cumberland College has announced the resignation of

Terry Stigall after 18 years at the helm as the head

baseball coach. Stating that his resignation was for

health reasons, Stigall says, “I feel that it is in the best

interest of the program for me to step down and allow someone

else who can give it their best to take over. I am just simply not

able to do it any more.”

Stigall, only the third baseball coach in the history of the college,

leaves Cumberland after a successful career with 502 wins and 298

losses for a winning percentage of .628. His 500th win came on April

4, as his team defeated the Georgetown College Tigers.

Stigall, a native of Danville, KY, came to Cumberland in 1971

to attend college and play for the baseball team. He graduated from

Cumberland in 1975 with a degree in health and psychology. He

served as an admissions counselor for the college and was actually

the college’s first softball coach before becoming the head coach of

the baseball team. Stigall later earned his master’s degree in education

from Union College.

“Having played at Cumberland under former head coach Walter

Mathes, it was an easy adjustment to make to become the head

coach because I knew the school and I knew the people. I have had

a great coaching experience because of the excellent standards that

have been established for athletics and academics. I have always

been proud to be a part of the Cumberland College athletic program

because of that,” says Stigall.

Stigall will remain as an instructor in the college’s Health,

Movement and Leisure Studies department.



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Patriot Pride:

A New Era for Cumberland Athletics

President Taylor made this announcement on May 7, 2001.

The Cumberland College Board of

Trustees has voted to change

our mascot from “Indians” to

the “Patriots” which is more

in keeping with our college’s architecture

and our city and the name Williamsburg.

As we change our mascot to “Patriots” we

hope to eventually build a replica of

Independence Hall as a business building and

a replica of Monticello as a science building as

funds become available. As funds become

available, we’ll perhaps rename our gift shop at the

Cumberland Inn the Dolly Madison room, for crafts,

doll making, quilting and pottery displays. As funds become

available, we could model a new dorm after the Christopher Wren

dorm, at the College of William and Mary. We will want to order two

additional larger flags, one for campus and one for the stadium.

Further instructive, our geographical area of Williamsburg has also

been involved in a great deal of early American history, and the school

wanted to reflect that in its mascot name. One

native of the area, who is buried not all

that far from the campus, Pierce Dant

Hamlin, was a very distinguished

Revolutionary War soldier, with an

impressive record of crossing the Delaware

and fighting with General George

Washington at Valley Forge. Today, we

proudly fly the flag; we have ROTC; our

college has produced four military generals,

an admiral and on and on.

Congressman Hal Rodgers tells me we

have the largest number of veterans in this congressional

district of any in the nation.

Over time I believe we could create more of an

emotional bonding through this Patriot theme, a continuity of

the past and hope for the future. The mascot change will take

effect immediately.


2001 Fall Athletic Schedules

Men’s Basketball

Nov. 10 Tennessee Wesleyan College Home

Nov. 13 Knoxville College Away

Nov. 16 & 17 Bevo Francis Tournament Away

Nov. 24 Rio Grande University Home

Nov. 27 Alice Lloyd College Away

Nov. 30 Cumberland College Invitational Home

Dec. 1 Cumberland College Invitational Home

Dec. 8 Brescia College Away

Dec. 11 Knoxville College Home

Dec. 13 Tennessee Wesleyan Away

Dec. 15 Alice Lloyd College Home


Sept. 1 Maryville College Home

Sept. 8 Bethel College Away

Sept. 15 Belhaven College Home

Sept. 22 Campbellsville University Away

Sept. 29 Cumberland University Home

Oct. 6 Georgetown University Away

Oct. 13 Pikeville College Home

Oct. 20 Union College Away

Oct. 27 North Greenville College Home

Nov. 3 Open (No game will be scheduled)

Nov. 10 Lambuth University Away

Women’s Basketball

Oct. 27 Alice Lloyd College Home

Nov. 1 Transylvania University Home

Nov. 13 Knoxville College Away

Nov. 16 & 17 Bevo Francis Classic - Rio Grand Univ. Away

Nov. 23 & 24 Cumberland College Classic Home

Nov. 29 Martin Methodist University Away

Dec. 4 Lee University Away

Dec. 7 & 8 Oklahoma City Classic Away

Dec. 11 Knoxville College Home

Dec. 13 Tennessee Wesleyan University Home

Dec. 28 Roberts Wesleyan University Away

Dec. 29 Behemian Nationals Away


Sep. 1 Western Carolina Invitational Away

Sep. 8 Miami University Invitational Away

Sep. 15 Centre College Invitational Danville, KY

Sep. 29 Loyola University Invitational Away

Oct. 12 Eastern Kentucky Invitational Richmond, KY

Oct. 20 Southeastern Classic Versailles, KY

Oct. 27 Mid-South Conference Berea, KY

Nov. 3 Mid-South Region Marietta, GA

Men’s Soccer

Aug. 31 Tennessee Wesleyan University Away

Sept. 1 Lee University Invitational Away

Sept. 4 Bellarmine Home

Sept. 7-9 Embry Riddle/Flagler University Away

Sept. 15 Lambuth University Away

Sept. 18 Georgetown College Home

Sept. 22 Life University Away

Sept. 24 Lindsay Wilson College Home

Sept. 26 Mobile Away

Sept. 29 Anderson University Away

Oct. 2 Campbellsville University Away

Oct. 5 North Georgia College Home

Oct. 10 Lincoln Memorial University Home

Oct. 13 Cumberland University Away

Oct. 17 Union College Home

Oct. 24 Transylvania University Away

Oct. 27 Milligan College Away

Women’s Soccer

Aug. 19 Morehead State University Away

Aug. 24 Tusculum College Away

Aug. 31 Bethel College Home


Sept. 8 Martin Methodist College Away

Sept. 12 King College Home

Sept. 15 Lambuth University Away

Sept. 18 Georgetown College Home

Sept. 23 Transylvania University Away

Sept. 25 Lindsay Wilson College Home

Sept. 29 Spalding University Away

Oct. 2 Campbellsville University Away

Oct. 4 Lee University Away

Oct. 6 North Georgia College Home

Oct. 10 Lincoln Memorial University Home

Oct. 13 Reinhardt College Away

Oct. 16 Asbury College Away

Oct. 21 Cumberland University Away

Oct. 23 Union College Home

Oct. 27 Milligan College Away

TBA MSC Tournament Hopkinsville, KY


Oct. 5 & 6 Intersquad Meet Home

Oct. 12 University of Charleston Home

Oct. 26 Asbury College Home

Nov. 9 & 10 University of the South Invitational Away

Nov. 16 - 18 Gardner-Webb University Invitational Away

Nov. 30 - Dec. 1 Transylvania University Invitational Away

Dec. 8 Western Kentucky University Home

Sept. 28 & 29 Tennessee Wesleyan College Away

Oct. 2 Union College Home

Oct. 4 Kentucky State University Home

Oct. 9 Georgetown College Away

Oct. 12 Pikeville College Away

Oct. 13 Oakland City University Away

Oct. 17 Midway College Away

Oct. 19 Cumberland University Home

Oct. 20 Lambuth University Home

Oct. 24 Spalding University Home

Oct. 26 & 27 Maryville College Away

Oct. 30 Midway College Home

Nov. 2 Tennessee Wesleyan College Away

Nov. 8-10 MSC Tournament Hopkinsville, KY

Men’s Wrestling

Nov. 3 Cumberland College Open Home

Nov. 10 Ashland Open/ West Virginia Open Away

Nov. 16 & 17 UNC Pembroke Open/ Missouri Open Away

Dec. 1 Ashland Invitational Away

Dec. 6 Carson Newman College Home

Dec. 28 Sunshine Open Away

Women’s Wrestling

Oct. 20 Keystone Open Away

Nov. 2 Sunkist Open Away


Sept. 4 Spalding University Away

Sept. 7 & 8 Asbury College Away

Sept. 13 Kentucky State University Away

Sept. 18 Oakland City University Home

Sept. 18 Asbury College Home

Sept. 21 & 22 Monreat College Away

Sept. 25 Campbellsville University Away

Sept. 27 Lindsay Wilson College Away

NOTE: Schedules displayed are those approved for release. All schedules

are tentative at the time of printing and are subject to change.


Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame

2001 Inductees

Three graduates and a distinguished coach were inducted

into the Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame during half time

of the Men’s Basketball game against Cumberland

University on February 24, 2001. The Athletic Hall of

Fame was established to recognize Cumberland College alumni,

teams, coaches, or other individuals who have made a significant contribution

to the Cumberland College athletic program. This year the

Alumni Association recognized the achievements of Henry Garrison,

Jim Rollins, Barbara Spratling, and Randy Vernon.

Henry “Skyler” Garrison

Henry “Skyler”


Garrison, a 1957 graduate,

came to Cumberland College in

1955, following a successful basketball

career at Clay County High

School. He was a member of the

team that won the first three

regional championships for Clay

County High School and was

named to the All-District and All-

Regional teams each year. He was

named to the All-State team in

1955. Garrison was a 2-year starter for Cumberland College during

its junior college days and averaged approximately 20 points per game

each year. He was voted as Outstanding Athlete of the Year in 1956

and 1957. Upon completing his studies at Cumberland, he received

a scholarship to attend the University of Tennessee and graduated

with a BS in teaching in 1959. Garrison returned to teach at Clay

County High School from 1959 until 1969. During this time, he

served three years as an Assistant Basketball Coach and seven years as

head basketball coach, leading the team to win two regional championships.

He was self-employed from 1969 until 1990, when he again

returned to the Clay County School System to serve as the transportation

director until 1998. “Skyler” Garrison is currently serving

as the maintenance supervisor for the Clay County Board of

Education and he resides in Manchester, KY.

Jim Rollins

Rollins arrived on the

Cumberland College campus in the

fall of 1964 and immediately began

his career as a dual sport athlete. He

became a starter on the basketball

squad during his second semester

and averaged 17.1 points per game.

Jim continued to excel on the basketball

court setting a school record

for free throws at 87.3% during his

sophomore year and being named

to the ALL-KIAC Conference team

Jim Rollins

during both his sophomore and junior years. He was also selected as

runner-up to Player of the Year as a junior. He was an All-American

candidate during his senior year until he injured his knee and ended

his college basketball career. During his days at Cumberland, Jim also

made his mark as a member of the golf team. He posted an undefeated

record of 12-0-1 during his freshman season, with an overall

career record of 55-10-1. Jim placed in the top four in the KIAC

Tournament during each of his four seasons on the golf team and he

participated in two NAIA National Tournaments. He scored a career

average below 76.0. Following his graduation from Cumberland,

Rollins accepted a position at Bethel-Tate High School in Bethel,

OH, where he coached Basketball and Golf. He was once recognized

as Basketball Coach of the Year, and received 16 Coach of the Year

awards as a Golf Coach. He was inducted into the Ohio State Golf

Coaches Hall of Fame in 1986. Rollins is Past-President of the

Greater Cincinnati Golf Coaches Association and is a Class A member

of the Professional Golfers Association of America. He currently

resides in Highland Heights, KY.

Barbara Spratling

Barbara Spratling

Spratling, a 1990 graduate,

attended the University of Alabama

at Huntsville before transferring to

Cumberland in 1986 where she

played in 54 games, scoring a total

of 989 points, and handed out 135

assists. In her two seasons at

Cumberland, the team compiled a

47-16 record, won two NAIA

District 32 Championships and

one KIAC Championship. The

team also compiled a 19-1 KIAC

regular season record and played in two NAIA Championships.

Barbara has the second highest career scoring record in women’s basketball

history, with 18.3 points per game. Her 21.1 single season

scoring average for the 1986-87 season is still the highest in the history

of the team. She scored 25 or more points 11 times and set a

career high of 31 against Alice Lloyd College. Barbara was twice

named an All-KIAC and All-NAIA District 32 player and was

named as Honorable Mention NAIA All-American in 1988.

Following her graduation from Cumberland, Barbara spent a year

with Athletes in Action before returning to Oak Ridge, TN. For the

last 11 years she has served as a Facility Monitor and Recreation

Coordinator for the City of Oak Ridge, where she is currently serving

as the Acting Recreation Specialist.

Randy Vernon

Vernon became the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Cumberland

College in 1979. In his 21 years as head coach, he established

Cumberland basketball’s place as a nationally recognized and respected

program. Vernon compiled a career record of 529 wins and 183


losses, for a winning percentage of 74% in 21 plus seasons.

Additionally, he reached 200, 300, 400, and 500 wins faster than any

coach at any level of college basketball. His teams appeared in the

national tournament on eleven different occasions, reaching the elite

eight twice and the final four once. Under Vernon’s helm

Cumberland annually held a place in the national rankings. His

1985 -’86 team was ranked #1 for several weeks during the regular

season and entered the national tournament as the #1 seed. Under

Vernon, the Indians were always at the top of the conference defensive

statistics. The last two years he coached, Cumberland was ranked

#1 nationally in scoring defense.

Perhaps Vernon’s most lasting legacy will be the impact he had on

his players and those around him. His leadership skills and his strong

commitment to Cumberland College made him the obvious choice

for Dr. Jim Taylor, as he made the decision in November 2000, to

promote Vernon to the position of Assistant to the President and

Director of Athletics.

Coach Vernon and his wife, Lindsey, reside in Williamsburg, and

they have two children — Mark, a sophomore at Cumberland and a

current member of the men’s basketball team, and Brent, a freshman

at Cumberland who serves as a student assistant to the team.

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Awards and Honors

Alumni Receive


Corbin resident David N. Huff

was presented an Honorary Doctor of

Laws Degree from Cumberland College

during the college’s annual

Founder’s Day Convocation on

Monday, January 22, 2001.

Huff, a native of Cumberland,

KY, is the son of the late Wilma

Nickell Huff and James Leonard

Huff. He was graduated from Cumberland

High School in 1951, Cum-

David Huff

berland College in 1953, and the

University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in 1956. He serves as

president of South East Marine, Inc. of Corbin and Huff Pharmacy,

Inc. of Corbin and Hazard. In addition, Huff is a member of the

board of directors at Union Planters National Bank, Corbin, and the

Bank of Columbia, Columbia, Kentucky. He is the past president of

First National Bank of Corbin.

Huff is an active member of First Baptist Church of Corbin

where he serves as a deacon and as a member of the finance committee.

He is married to Patricia Farmer Huff. They have three

children and six grandchildren. As an additional honor, Mr.

Huff’s children Shanna Huff Elliott of Pikeville; James David Huff

and Rex Nickell Huff, both of Corbin established the David N.

Huff Endowed Scholarship Fund to provide financial assistance to

deserving students.

Dr. Eugene West, an alumnus

from the class of 1946, was presented

the Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree

on September 25, 2000. Dr. West

has received degrees from Davidson

College; earned the Bachelor of

Science in Civil Engineering from the

University of Kentucky; and earned

the Master of Civil Engineering

degree from the University of

Kentucky. Dr. West also studied

hydraulics at the University of

Southern California.

Eugene West

As a World War II veteran with

the United States Army Air Corps, Dr. West served as Squadron

Navigator for the 20th Reconnaissance Squadron, the 5th Air Force

and the South Pacific — Far East Division.

For his service during World War II, Dr. West has received the following

Campaign and Battle Stars: China Defensive, Air Offensive -

Japan, Western Pacific, South Philippines and the Luzon, Ryukuas

(Okinawa) China Offensive.

In addition, he has received the following Decorations and

Citations: Air Medal, Oak Leaf Cluster, American Theatre Medal,

Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, and the Philippine Liberation Service

Medal. Dr. West, who was also missing in action over Japan from

July through September in 1945, was awarded the Presidential Unit

Citation for Squadrons of Japanese Naval Forces.

After a stellar career with the United States Army Air Corps, Dr.

West began a professional career, which has included positions with

the United States Geological Survey, Kentucky Department of

Highways, the University of Kentucky and numerous engineering

firms. Since 1992, he has been the President of Eugene M. West and

Associates, a Lexington-based engineering firm.

As an accomplished author of technical and design guidelines in

the engineering field, Eugene West is also very active in a wide variety

of service organizations. For the last forty-nine years, he has been

a member of the Chevy Chase Baptist Church in Lexington where he

has been a Trustee and Men’s Bible Class teacher. He is a 32nd

Degree Mason, Lexington Consistory, Scottish Rites and he is also a

member of the Williamsburg Lodge - Masonic Order.

He is married to Jean Canter of Jessamine County, KY and they

have three daughters and eight grandchildren.

Alumni Association

Student Service Award

During the annual Founder’s Day

Convocation on January 22, 2001,

senior Joe Ellison was presented with

the Cumberland College Alumni

Association Student Service Award.

The Alumni Board of Directors

bestows the honor each year to a senior

student who has provided assistance

to the Office of Admissions and

Alumni Services and the student

recruitment process. Joe has assisted Joe Ellison

the student recruiting efforts through

his service as a work-study student; as a Cumberland Ambassador;

through serving on various student panels for Orientation Programs;

and through serving as an Admissions Associate.

Joe is the son of Joseph and Deborah Ellison of Cincinnati, OH.

He held a double major in English and secondary education and a

minor in communication arts. Joe was actively involved in numerous

campus activities including serving as an officer in Chorale; serving

as the Baptist Student Union (BSU) Evangelism Chairperson;

directing the BSU Gospel Choir; and participating in Fellowship of

Christian Athletes. He also participated in the Concert, Jazz,

Marching and Pep Bands. In addition, Joe served as a tutor in the

college’s Academic Resource Center; as a STAR in the Insights

Freshman Orientation Program; as a Residence Hall Assistant; and

as the football and basketball public address announcer. Joe graduated

in May 2001.


2001 Berger

Award Recipients

Cumberland College President,

James H. Taylor, presented two

Cumberland College seniors with

the prestigious Berger Award during

the commencement ceremony

Sunday, May 6, 2001. David Bruce

Blakeman and Anita Earle Childers,

both residents of Williamsburg,

were this year’s recipients.

The Berger Award is presented

David Blakeman each year to the male and female

student of the graduating class who

has excelled in academics and service and show exceptional potential

for the future. Last year’s recipients were Jessica Faught and

Casey Patrick.

David Blakeman is the husband of Bridgett Blakeman, a 2000

graduate of Cumberland. He is the son of Robert and Glenda

Blakeman of Burgin, KY. David has a double major in physics and

mathematics. He has made the Dean’s List every semester since

1997 and has maintained a high cumulative grade point average.

He has been inducted into the math, physics, and education honor

societies, as well as the J.T. Valandingham Scholastic Honor Society.

David recently completed Presidential Scholar research in physics

entitled “Acoustical Investigation of Circular and Elliptical

Resonating Rods Using Fast Fourier Transform Analysis.” He is listed

in Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities and was

recognized this school year as the outstanding senior in physics.

While a student, David has participated as a STAR in the college’s

freshman Insight’s program, a resident assistant, and as a member

of the track team. He has served as the recreation director for

First Baptist Church in Williamsburg, president of the Baptist

Student Union Freshman Council, has participated in mission trips,

and has served as a revival team preacher since 1997.

David was the recipient of the T.E. Mahan Service Award during

the 1999-2000 school year and was the recipient of the Algernon

Sydney Sullivan Award for the 2000-2001 school year. His future

plans include pursuing graduate

studies in physics.

Anita Childers is the wife of

Jonathan Childers and the daughter

of Steven and Sherell Earle of

Clinton, TN. She is a middle school

education major with emphases in

mathematics studies, English and

communication. This past semester

she finished her student teaching at

Whitley County Middle School

where she received high praise from

both her students and teachers. She

Anita Earle Childers

has maintained a high grade point average and has been inducted in

the mathematics honor society, Kappa Mu Epsilon and the English

honor society, Sigma Tau Delta. Anita was also inducted into the

J.T. Valandingham Honor Society and Who’s Who Among American

Colleges and Universities. She was this year’s award winner for the

middle school education outstanding senior.

Anita’s campus life has been just as productive as her academic

life. She has been a STAR in the Insight’s program, a Knight

Mentor and an Ambassador for the Admissions Office. She also

served as a preschool choir director at First Baptist Church of


During the next academic school year, Anita will serve as a graduate

assistant in the Cumberland College Education Department

while working toward her master’s degree in education. Her future

goals include teaching on the middle school level and one day teaching

either education or English on the undergraduate level.

Faculty and Staff Awards

On Saturday, April 21, Cumberland College held its annual

Faculty and Staff Recognition Dinner. Three members of the faculty

and staff were honored with awards for their commitment and

service to the college. Ms. Lisa Cox was awarded the 2001 Service

Award. This award is made possible by the contributions of alumnus,

Robert Michael Duncan ‘71. Lisa was chosen for the award

because she is “pleasant, polite, friendly, efficient, kind hearted, considerate,

a Saint.”

Lisa attends the Corbin Parkway Church of God, where she participates

in the Jail Ministry. She has spent her entire career working

as an employee of Cumberland College. Her first appointment

was as a co-op student while in high school. After being graduated

she began working full-time in the Development Office and transferred

to the President’s Office after Dr. Taylor became president.

She has the singular distinction of having worked for President

Taylor longer than anyone at Cumberland College.

Religion and philosophy professor, Robert Dunston, is the

2001 recipient of the William T. Miles Memorial Award. This

award, named in honor of a dear friend of the college, recognizes

a member of the teaching faculty for an outstanding commitment

to community service. Dr. Dunston, or as anyone on

Cumberland’s campus would call him, “Dr. Bob,” has been a

member of Cumberland’s faculty for 18 years. In those years, he

has taken an active role not only at the college, but also in the

Williamsburg community. He enthusiastically supports activities

at Williamsburg Independent School such as the academic team.

At First Baptist Church of Williamsburg, he has long served as a

Sunday School teacher. Most recently, Dr. Bob has provided yeoman

service as Interim Administrator and Chairman of the

Deacons. Cumberland English professor, Thomas Fish, introduced

him with these terms, “Trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly,

courteous, kind...his character reflects all the components of

the Scout Law.”


Dr. Bruce Hicks was presented with the 2001 Award For

Excellence In Teaching. This award is made possible through the

contributions of alumni, Dr. Eleanor Mitts Behrmann and Dr. Ralph

M. Denham, both members of the graduating class of 1936. Dr.

Hicks has been a political science professor at Cumberland College

since 1986. He has received the Student Government Service Award

and the Student Government Award of Appreciation for Loyal

Service. He was the Student Government Association sponsor from

1986-1993 and 1996-2001.

In the spring of 2002, he will be organizing and hosting the annual

meeting of the Kentucky Political Science Association on the

Cumberland campus. He has had writings in the following publications:

Policy Studies Review, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Policy

Studies Journal, and Presidential Studies Quarterly. Hicks has taught

summer terms at Pepperdine University, 1999, 2000 and 2001. He

has been active in the Rotary Club and attends First Baptist Church

were he serves on the constitutional committee.

The Faculty/Staff recognition dinner is held at the culmination of

the academic year, a means of expressing gratitude for their dedication

and commitment to Cumberland College.

Professors Receive

Fuqua Awards

In 1995, Dr. J.B. Fuqua, a dear

friend of Cumberland College

established the “Fuqua Excellence in

Teaching Award” to be given annually

to three Cumberland College

faculty members who warrant special

recognition for their outstanding

teaching abilities. Members of

the three most recent graduating

classes choose the recipients. The

award includes a monetary gift from Jolly Faught

the Fuquas.

We were honored to have Dr. Fuqua with us this year to personally

present the award to this year’s recipients: Jolly Faught, Robert

Hancock, and Rayford Watts.

Ms. Faught joined the Cumberland

faculty in 1991. She serves as

an associate professor of English. Ms.

Faught received the Bachelor of Arts

degree from Cumberland College and

the Master of Arts degree from

Wright State University.

Dr. Robert Hancock became a

member of Cumberland’s faculty in

1993. Currently, he is an associate

professor of biology. Dr. Hancock

received the Bachelor of Arts degree

Robert Hankock from Hastings College and the

Rayford Watts

Master of Science and Doctor of

Philosophy degrees from Ohio

State University.

Mr. Rayford Watts has been with

Cumberland since 1968. He currently

serves as chairman of the department

and professor of English. Mr.

Watts received the Bachelor of Science

degree from Cumberland College and

the Master of Arts degree from Union

College. He has completed additional

studies at Union College and the

University of Tennessee.

Mr. C.M. “Chuck”

Dupier, Jr. Retires

Chuck Dupier, a native of Hobbs,

NM, began his professional career as

pastor of Liberty Baptist Church in

Florence, AL, in 1959, following four

years in the U. S. Air Force. In 1963,

the same year he earned a B.S. from

the University of North Alabama,

Dupier came to Wheatley, KY, to

serve as pastor of Dallasburg Baptist

Church. He joined the faculty of

Cumberland College in 1966, and Chuck Dupier

since then, he has continued his education,

both formally and through study-related travel. He earned an

M.A. from the University of Kentucky in 1967, completed two

years’ postgraduate study at Indiana State University in 1970, and

received an M.A. from the Lexington Theological Seminary in 1999.

Since 1983, he has toured archaeological sites in the western United

States, has completed research in prehistorical archaeology in southern

France and research in economic geography in northern France,

and has taught Oral English at Yantai University in China. He has

also published several articles on widely differing topics in Kentucky

Academy of Science, Kentucky Encyclopedia, Filson Club Quarterly, and

Encyclopedia of Warfare.

In 1996, Dupier was the recipient of Cumberland’s

Excellence in Teaching Award, and his dedication to his students

is evident when he says, “The most important things through

the years has been the receipt of letters and cards from students

who were grateful for having a satisfactory learning experience in

one of my classes.”

He ranks seeing Dr. Jim Taylor become president and Dr. Joe

Early become dean among his best experiences at Cumberland and

his lunch hour “encounters” in “The Pit” (the former faculty lounge)

as some of his favorite memories.

Dupier’s plans for retirement include continuing to pursue his special

interests: travel, writing, reading, and cooking. He also says he


plans to spend time “puttering around at home,” which will no doubt

please his wife Evelyne, with whom he has shared the joy of three children

— Charles III, James and Elizabeth — and six grandchildren.

Special Friends

Receive Honorary


Dr. Robert Anderson was presented

the Honorary Doctor of Laws

degree on September 25, 2000. Dr.

Anderson graduated from Bowling

Green Business University where he

studied Business Administration. He

also studied Business Law and

Procedures at LaSalle Extension

University and Business Management

Dr. Robert Anderson at the University for Advanced Studies.

During World War II, Dr.

Anderson served his country as a member of the United States Marines

during the invasion of Okinawa, Japan and during the Korean Conflict.

For the last forty-six years, Dr. Anderson has been a driving force

in the coal mining industry in Kentucky and throughout the world.

He has traveled extensively promoting coal in Europe and throughout

the Pacific Rim.

He has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief

Executive Officer for Centennial Resources, Inc., as Senior Vice

President of ANDALEX Resources, Inc., and served ANDALEX’s

Board of Directors as President and Vice Chairman. In addition, Dr.

Anderson has served as President, Cimmarron Coal Corporation;

Secretary and Treasurer, Bagett Mine Stripping Corporation; and as a

field representative for the Ford Motor Company. Dr. Anderson is

currently the Director of AEI Resources, Inc.

As an active member of the community, Dr. Anderson has held

the following positions: member of the Board of Directors, Farmers

Bank and Trust Company; partner with Anderson and Riddle

Insurance Company; member of the Mining and Mineral Trust

Fund; and Commissioned member of the Kentucky Coal Marketing

and Export Council.

Dr. Anderson has also served the Kentucky Coal Association in

several capacities as a member of the Executive Committee, as Vice

Chairman and as Chairman. He currently is a member of the

Kentucky Coal Marketing and Export Council and Chairman of

Alliance of Kentucky (Coal Group).

In his spare time, Dr. Anderson enjoys traveling, auto racing and

golf. He and his wife have two adult children.

On Monday, April 23, Cumberland College held it’s forty-second

annual Honors Day Convocation and presented three honorary

degrees. The recipients were Robert W. Lanum, Luther Gilmer

Smith, and Rosemary Cox Smith.

Lanum, was presented the Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree. A

1959 University of Indiana graduate, Lanum combined a career in

accounting with active and reserve duty in the U.S. Army and the

U.S. Air Force Reserves. In 1965, he began working his way through

law school at the University of Louisville, from which he earned the

degree of Juris Doctor in 1968. He worked with the firm Fifer, Vogt,

and Lanum until 1986, when it merged with Stites and Harbison. He

currently serves as the firm’s executive partner in Indiana. Lanum has

also worked tirelessly to lend his time and talent to his community

and to the states he serves. He currently resides in Jeffersonville, IN.

There he has found time to teach, write, and provide editorial assistance

for several publications.

Luther and Rosemary Smith reside in Beattyville, KY. Both have

earned B.S. degrees in pharmacy and have established Jordan Drug,

Inc. in Beattyville. Within the company, Luther serves as company

President and Rosemary as Secretary-Treasurer.

The Smiths along with their son, Jordan, have provided numerous

scholarships in memory of their sons, Drew and Jeremiah. Mrs.

Smith is also the editor of Children of the Dome. The title was

inspired by the dome in the Cumberland Inn which was given by the

Smith’s in memory of their sons.

For their support of Cumberland College and their caring service

to others, Luther Smith was awarded the Honorary Doctor of Laws

Degree and Rosemary Smith was awarded the Honorary Doctor of

Letters Degree.

Rosemary Cox Smith, Luther Gilmer Smith, and Robert W. Lanum

Cumberland College presented two Georgia residents with honorary

degrees during the commencement ceremony on Sunday, May

6, 2001. AFLAC co-founder, Paul Amos was the recipient of the

Honorary Doctorate of Laws Degree and Dorothy Fuqua received the

Honorary Doctorate of Humanities Degree.

Paul Amos grew up in South Alabama and Northwest Florida. He

is one of the principal founders of AFLAC and an original director.


Paul Amos, Dorothy Fuqua, and J.B. Fuqua

Amos has served as state sales coordinator for Alabama/West Florida,

vice president/administration, first vice president/director of marketing,

president and vice chairman before becoming chairman in 1990.

Amos, along with his two brothers, founded AFLAC in 1955 in

Columbus, GA. In 1999, AFLAC, a Fortune 500 company with over

$37 billion in assets, reported revenues of $8.6 billion and pretax profits

of $778 million. For the second consecutive year, AFLAC is ranked

as the number one insurance company to work for in Fortune magazine’s

listing of the “100 Best Companies to Work for in America.”

In addition to his role in building the world’s largest supplemental

insurance company, Amos has established a quiet history of philanthropy

and community service. Through anonymous donations

and the endowment of educational funds and scholarship programs,

he and his wife, the former Mary Jean Roberts of Pensacola, FL, have

touched thousands of lives with major financial commitments. They

currently reside in Columbus, GA. They have one son, Daniel P.

Amos, who is president and chief executive officer of AFLAC

Incorporated and AFLAC.

Mrs. Dorothy Fuqua was born in Augusta, GA. She is a graduate

of Davisboro High School, the Hurst Business College and the New

York School of Interior Design. Mrs. Fuqua has distinguished herself

as a premiere supporter of her community. Her community activities

include the following: the Junior Women’s Club; the Magnolia

Garden Club; the American Cancer Society; the Augusta Garden

Club Council; the Westover Memorial Cemetery, where she oversaw

the development and maintenance of a two-acre azalea garden, the

Alan B. Fuqua Memorial Garden, in memory of her son; the Carter

Center Landscape Advisory Committee; the Georgia Southern

Botanical Garden; the Atlanta Botanical Garden; the American

Horticultural Society and other botanical gardens; the Lady Bird

Johnson Wildflower Research Center; the Advisory Board of Duke

University Hospital Board; the Board of Trustees of the Presbyterian

College; the Board of Directors of the Shepherd Spinal Center; and

the Fine Arts Committee for Georgia Governor’s Mansion.

Because of her service in these programs, Mrs. Fuqua has received

several awards including: the Environmental Improvement Award

from Associated Landscape Contractors of America; the Silver Spade

Award from the Greater Atlanta Nurserymen’s Association; the

Garden Therapy Award from Shepherd Spinal Center; the

Philanthropists of the Year Award from the Georgia Chapter of the

National Society of Fund Raising Executives; the Philanthropists of

the Year Award from the National Society of Fund Raising

Executives; the Dean Day Smith Tribute to Service Award of

Gracious Ladies of Georgia; the Angel of the Year Award from

Shepherd Spinal Center; the Catherine H. Sweeney Award from

American Horticultural Society; and the Honorary Degree from

Presbyterian College.


By Bob Frazier

In traveling life’s byways

There are many to thank,

Friends and acquaintances,

An uncle, an aunt,

And mothers and fathers

To name just a few,

Are always there for us,

Asking, “What can I do?”

But we often overlook

Friends of another kind

Who give so much,

With just one thing in mind.

Our doggies want to please us,

And they’ll go out of their way,

To shower us with attention

As if lovingly to say:

“You’re my buddy, dear friend,

And you shall always be

My companion and compatriot,

You can depend on me.”

One such partner,

Who loved his friend dearly,

Was our old buddy Butterscotch.

A little dog who clearly

Knew in its heart that

Bob was a pal.

Someone to look after,

To encourage with a growl.

But whether a wag of his tail

Or a playful bark

Butterscotch held Bob

In the center of his heart.

We love our doggies

For caring so much,

To lift up our spirits

With a nudge or a touch.

And to Butterscotch,

A friend without a peer,

We bid a fond Adieu

With a sigh and a tear.

“We’ll see you, old pal,

On heaven’s golden shore,

When we ride together again,

Like we did oft’ before.”





obert Michael Duncan ‘71, currently resides

in Inez, Ky. The following article was written

by Frank E. Lockwood, and was published

in the Lexington Herald-Leader on

May 14, 2001. The article is reprinted by permission.

WASHINGTON — The President calls him


He knows every prominent Republican in

Washington, and he has his own office on

Capitol Hill.

But Republican National Committee treasurer

Robert M. “Mike” Duncan won’t be trading his home

in Martin County for a million-dollar rowhouse.

“I like it here,” said Duncan, “but this is not real.”

For Duncan, the chairman of Inez Deposit Bank, the real world is

in Eastern Kentucky, far away from the monuments and the marble.

That’s where Duncan’s grandfather was a postal worker, where

his father owned a country store, where he grew up and discovered

the power of politics — as a student body president at Cumberland

College and president of the Kentucky College Republicans.

It’s the place that called him back: after law school at University

of Kentucky and, later, after a yearlong fellowship at the White

House during the administration of George W. Bush’s father.

Even now, with a friend occupying the White House, the pull of

the mountains remains strong.

So Duncan telecommutes when he can, using his Palm

Pilot, phone and personal computer to track the Republican

Party’s money.

The rest of the time, Duncan, who took over the four-year post

in January after being selected by top national Republicans, flies

over or drives through the Appalachians and through the

Shenandoah Valley.

During Bush’s first 100 days in office, Duncan was in

Washington 40 days, watching over the party’s coffers.

There is a lot of money to watch. Each day, the RNC receives

about 7,600 donations. From there, the money is doled out to

Republican candidates and organizations across the country.

In 2000, the presidential election year, the RNC’s budget was

$253 million. In 2001, an off year, the budget is still $78 million.

The RNC has about 165 employees and occupies a white-brick

four-story building near the Capitol. It also has a mini-museum featuring

an Abraham Lincoln belt buckle, a “Pretty Girls for Nixon”

button, a Barry Goldwater for President cigarette lighter and a hat

Martin County Bank Chairman is GOP Power-Broker

once worn by Dwight D. Eisenhower.

In one room, phone solicitors ask Republicans to

send money. In another, workers stack up the checks.

“It’s like a mini-corporation. A pretty good-sized

corporation actually,” Duncan said.

It’s a big shop, but he knows most of the workers’


On the fourth floor is Duncan’s office. His

shelves are packed with political mementos: a mouse

pad from Centre College vice presidential debate, a

baseball autographed by U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, and

pictures of Duncan with Colin Powell, Margaret

Robert Michael Duncan Thatcher, Bob Dole and George W. Bush.

He has his own parking space in the basement

garage, but often takes the subway instead.

Next door to the Republican headquarters, there’s a post hangout,

the Capitol Hill Club, where the waiters serve bottled water

from the mountains of France and the walls are covered with paintings

of presidents.

On a day last week when Duncan visited, former Interior

Secretary Manuel Lujan had lunch and Chief Justice William

Rehnquist visited. A West Virginia congresswoman stopped to chat

about the Kentucky Derby.

Duncan had been coming here for decades, and he’s met most of

the presidents whose pictures are on the walls.

He ran Bunning’s successful 1998 campaign. He considered running

for governor in 1999 but ended up serving as a regional chairman

for George W. Bush instead. He was responsible for Indiana,

Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan and West Virginia; four of the five went

for Bush.

He doesn’t often grab headlines, but he gets things done, says

Kentucky GOP Chairwoman Ellen Williams.

“He’s the fellow that can make the difference,” she says. “It’s not

always the fellow at the center of the photograph that can change

the direction of a community or a state or a nation.”

Duncan also works cheap; he receives no pay for his work and

pays his own expenses, Williams said.

Duncan also pushes hard to help young Kentuckians who want

to work in government. He has mentored scores of college students

from Eastern Kentucky, helping them get through college and

encouraging them to come home to Appalachia, said Republican

National Committeewoman Cathy Bailey of Louisville.

“Obviously he takes this message of compassionate conservatism

to heart and puts it into day-to-day practice,” Bailey said.


Leading the Way

Cumberland Grad to Lead National JROTC Program

Colonel Carlos R. Glover, a

1978 distinguished Army

ROTC graduate of Cumberland,

was recently selected to

become the director of Junior Reserve

Officer Training Courses for all United

States High Schools and those Department

of Defense Schools located in

Japan, Korea, and Puerto Rico.

Glover was commissioned a Second Carlos Glover

Lieutenant in the Infantry in 1978 and

has served in various assignments in the Army throughout his 23

years of service. He served as a rifle platoon leader, heavy mortar platoon

leader and as aide de camp to General Nicholson in the 7th

Infantry Division, Fort Ord. CA., from October 1978 to December

1981; as a brigade assistant operations officer, rifle company commander

and battalions operations officer in the 101st Airborne

Division Air Assault at Fort Campbell, KY., from October 1982 to

December 1986; as a tactics instructor for the infantry officers’

advance course at Fort Benning, GA., from January 1987 to

December 1988; as a battalion operations and executive officer in the

101st Airborne Division Air Assault, Fort Campbell, KY., from

January 1990 to December 1991; as a joint strategy plans and policy

officer with United States Central Command, MacDill Air Force

Base, Tampa, FL., from January 1992 to April 1994; as a rifle battalion

commander with the 25th Infantry Division Schofield Barracks,

HI., from June 1994 to July 1995; as a senior task force observer controller

with the joint readiness-training center, Fort Polk, LA., from

July 1995 to May 1996; as the chief of tactics for the infantry officers’

advance course at the United States Infantry School at Fort Benning,

GA., July 1, 1997 to June 1, 1998; and most recently as brigade commander

and director of plans, training and mobilization at Fort

Jackson, SC.

Glover served in Desert Shield and Desert Storm as a battalion

operations officer with the 101st Airborne Air Assault Division from

September 1990 to April 1991 and in Kuwait redesigning the Kuwait

Defense Force and developed the ground defense plan guarding

against another Iraqi invasion. Additionally, he deployed his infantry

battalion from Hawaii to Haiti for Operations UpHold Democracy

and Restore Hope from January 1995 to April 1995.

He has received numerous decorations including the Legion of

Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Distinguished Military Service Medal,

Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal with

six oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal, Army

Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster, Joint Military Unit Award,

National Defense Service Medal, South West Asia Medal with three

stars and an arrow head, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with oak

leaf cluster, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Saudi

Arabia Kuwait Liberation Medal, Kuwaiti Liberation Medal, Expert

Infantry Badge, Combat Infantry Badge, 101st Combat Patch,

Ranger Tab, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Wings and Jungle Warfare

Expert Badge.

He is a graduate from the Infantry Officer Basic and Advance

Course, the Infantry Mortar Platoon Leader Course, the U.S. Army

Airborne and Ranger School, the Australian Command and General

Staff College and the U.S. Army War College.

Glover was graduated from Cumberland College with a Bachelor

of Science in health and he holds a Master’s Degree from

Shippensburg University in public administration.


Cumberland College rising senior, Matthew

Holbrook received the honor of his life. During

his airborne school graduation pinning service on

the drop zone at Fort Benning, GA., Matthew’s

grandfather pinned his own wings to his grandson’s uniform.

Logan Collins, of Whitesburg, TN., and his grandson have

the distinction of not only being members of the United States

Army but also of belonging to the same regiment of paratroopers.

Logan received his decorations of war as a paratrooper in

World War II. Matthew recalls it as a memory he will never

forget. “He walked up to me and said, ‘These are my wings...I

hope they make you as proud as they have made me.’ ”

Like his grandfather, Matthew has also been recognized for

his outstanding efforts. While in high school in Seymour, TN.,

he became an Eagle Scout; he then enrolled at Cumberland

College as an Army ROTC Scholarship student. He received

the Department of the Army Superior Cadet Award for 2000,

and last summer, he attended the U.S. Army Airborne School at

Ft. Benning, GA. and the Cadet Field Training program at the

United States Military Academy in West Point, NY. This summer

he will be attending Advanced Camp at Ft. Lewis, WA.

Matthew is pursuing a degree in biology. After graduation

and spending a few years in the army, he looks forward to

teaching high school biology.


Alumni Spotlight

Students Attending Graduate or Professional Schools

Cumberland College is fortunate to have several alumni pursuing

graduate or professional degrees during the 2001-

2002 academic year. If you are pursuing an advanced

degree and your name is not listed here, please let us know

and we will be honored to include you in our next publication.

Dental School

Amy Elizabeth Brock ....................................University of Kentucky

Darrin Combs...............................................University of Kentucky

James Donald Cooper...................................University of Kentucky

Jason Gambrel...............................................University of Kentucky

Carolyn Tedford .............................................Ohio State University

Law School

Kimberly Brennenstuhl.........................................Chase Law School

Jason Price ...........................................................Regents University

Medical School

John David Cowan ......................................University of Kentucky

Annie Cruz ...............................................Meharry Medical College

Stanley Robert Daniel ..............University of Alabama, Birmingham

Chris Edwards ...........West Virgina School of Osteopathic Medicine

Travis Daniel Gilbert, Sr. ...............................Kansas City University

Miranda Gray ...............................................University of Kentucky

Clinton Ryan Hall .................................University of South Florida

Ty Owen Hanson ..........................Pikeville College Medical School

Amy Long.....................................................University of Kentucky

Dusty Moses ................................................University of Kentucky

Casey Patrick.................................................University of Kentucky

Kelvin Perry ..................................................University of Louisville

Michel Presley ..............................................University of Kentucky

Paul Provance ...............................................Wright State University

Jeremy Thomas ....................................University of South Alabama

Danny Yarger ...............................................University of Kentucky

Optometry School

Regina L. Callihan....................University of Alabama, Birmingham

Pharmacy School

Thomas W. Goodin ............................................Samford University

Jacqueline Lee Grubbs ..................................University of Kentucky

Cara Lehmkuhl.............................................University of Kentucky

Robin Maiden Moore .........................................Samford University

Misty D. Prewitt .................................................Samford University

Medical Technology

Amy Ritchie .....................................................St. Elizabeth’s School

Veterinary School

Danielle Rena Petker.............................................Purdue University

Graduate School

Nathan Coleman.............................University of Louisville, History

Simeon Hodges ..................University of Kentucky, Medical Physics

Amanda Leshaun Kidd..................University of Tennessee, Statistics

Melanie Maxon.................................Iowa State University, Statistics

Candace Perry ....................University of Kentucky, Medical Physics

Jeremiah Taylor................................University of Kentucky, History

Official Cumberland College License Plates Available

The Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and

Universities (AIKCU) has made it possible for Cumberland alumni

to purchase official Kentucky license plates displaying the

Cumberland College seal.

Applications to purchase the plates are available through AIKCU

or any local County Clerk’s office (Form TC 9615). The initial

deposit, to accompany the application, is $25. The plate will cost an

additional $10 per year beyond the normal registration fee (generally

$15). This additional $10 will be placed in a scholarship fund for

Cumberland College students. The total cost for the first year is

approximately $50, depending on registration fees. The cost for each

additional year is approximately $25.

The plates are renewable each January. If a plate is purchased

during another month, the registration fee is prorated to that date.

It is not possible to “personalize” a plate by requesting a particular

number or set of characters. Individual plate numbers are assigned

as orders are received. For more information, contact AIKCU at

502-695-5007 or your local County Clerk’s office.


Museum Receives Collection

Dehoney’s Donate African Collection

For more than 30 years, Rev.

Professors, Dr. Garner. Dehoney used his

Wayne and Lealice Dehoney

new camera and tape recorder to take pictures

and record stories during his first trip

have traveled the world collecting

photographs, animal trophies

to Africa, and upon returning from that trip,

and artifacts. The couple had con-

verted the garage of their Louisville home

into a museum, to display their collection.

When Rev. Dehoney, who retired as Pastor

of Walnut Street Baptist Church in

Louisville in 1982, and his wife decided to

move into a smaller house, they began considering

what to do with the collection.

“I realized I wanted to do something

with it now,” said Wayne Dehoney. “We

loved living in the mountains of Kentucky,

and we have always had a real special place

in our hearts for the people and the area. I

Rev. Wayne and Lealice Dehoney

he wrote his first book, African Diary.

While serving as president of the

Southern Baptist Convention in 1964,

Dehoney again traveled to Africa. This

time he was preaching for the annual meeting

of missionaries. He stayed several extra

days to hunt with the missionaries in

Kenya, on his first big game hunt. The

Dehoneys were hooked. Following his

return from this trip, they worked on trying

to get other people to experience the

beauty and wonder they had found. They

formed a company called Christian Bible

was very impressed with the Cumberland Museum and I was comfortable

donating the collection to Cumberland College.

“I wanted to make it available to people, so maybe they could see

things they had never seen,” he continued. “It was not hard to part

with, that was why I collected it. I couldn’t think of a better place for

the collection than Cumberland College.”

The collection, featuring hundreds of pieces, was formally dedicated

as the Dehoney African Collection on Monday, September 18,

2000, at the Cumberland Inn.

Rev. Dehoney was called to be a preacher. In obedience to that

call, Dehoney has preached in the United States and around the

world. He has photographed people and places that most people will

never see, because he was obedient to God’s call to preach. He has collected

artifacts and stories from rural African tribes, and hides or

heads from wild African animals. Rev. Dehoney’s goal was not to

become a safari hunter or a photographer, his goal was to preach.

And, through his preaching, God has taken him all around the world.

In 1955, the Dehoneys attended the Baptist World Alliance in

London, England. While meeting in Europe, Rev. Dehoney bought his

first camera and tape recorder. Following the meeting, they traveled on

to the Holy Land and Africa with one of Dehoney’s Southern Seminary

Land Seminar to take mission trips to the Holy Land. Out of this first

endeavor grew Dehoney Travel, now expanded to travel all over the


The Dehoneys have led thousands of people on trips all over the

world. But, these are not simply sightseeing vacations. Their calling has

always been sure, “we travel to do mission, preach, build churches, or

take medical teams,” states Rev. Dehoney. “I surrendered myself to

preach; traveling, hunting, and photography are all sidelines to that call.

I am a preacher, when I had the chance to do other things, I did them.”

He also understands the need for hunting in African cultures. “The

missionaries in Africa hunt because there is not much meat available

and it is expensive. They would freeze all the meat we would get on

trips. What meat the missionaries couldn’t eat, the natives would eat,

and they are very protein-hungry. They take every part of the animal

and use it. All the meat is left in Africa,” Dehoney continues.

Not only did Dehoney collect animal trophies, but also artifacts

of the tribes and villages he visited. “I would be in a village and look

around and see something that I wanted to buy. The people needed

the money, because the standard of living is so low. Almost all of the

artifacts were used, many of them were given to me,” he states. “One

such artifact,” he continues, “was given to me in Nigeria by a man

who had become a Christian. But, he was also the tribal chief. The

man wanted me to have it.”

While the Dehoneys have slowed their pace considerably, the still

have the itch to travel. Recent travels have included cruises to Hawaii

and Alaska, and a bus trip to Branson, Missouri. After traveling in

over eighty different countries, Rev. Dehoney can say with peace, “I

don’t think there is anywhere left that I want to go. I just wanted to

preach the gospel and never go outside the United States. The next

thing I know, I’m preaching in Africa. I did everything I wanted to

do. If I had written a list of all the thing I thought I would do — I

did them all, but never really thought.”

For more information about the Dehoney African Collection,

The Dehoney African Collection

contact the Cumberland Museum at (606) 539-4100.



Of 2001

Two hundred thirty students participated in the 2001

commencement exercises on May 6th. The students

marched to the familiar tune of Pomp and

Circumstance as they moved into the midst of an

anxious, standing room only crowd.

The commencement exercises began with a warm welcome to

all guests, faculty, and students from college president Dr. James

H. Taylor. Two honorary degrees were given to individuals in

recognition of their service to their communities and their support

of Cumberland College.

Other elements of the program included the special recognition

of the students who were graduating Cum Laude, Magna

Cum Laude, and Summa Cum Laude. The prestigious Berger

awards were presented to Anita Earle Childers and David

Blakeman. (See related story page 19) An additional highlight

included the recognition of Jolly Faught, Bob Hancock, and

Rayford Watts as the recipients of the 2001 Fuqua Excellence in

Teaching awards (See related story, page 20).

The day provided an opportunity for students to celebrate the

culmination of the hard work invested in their educational careers

and an opportunity for family and friends to express their pride

and support of all that had been accomplished.


Alumni Giving Clubs

Generous Gifts to the College

The names of the individuals

listed in the various

categories below have

invested gifts in

Cumberland College from May 1,

2000 through April 30, 2001. The

college extends appreciation to the

individuals that invest so generously in

Cumberland College.

Every attempt has been made to

insure that each individual’s name

and the appropriate gift category is

listed properly.

Presidents Club

Annual gifts totaling $5,000 or more,

qualify individuals for membership in

the Presidents Club.

Jeroline Baker

Nelda Barton-Collings

James Bowling

Don Bryson

David Huff

Rex Huff

David Jones

Leonard and Doris Pierce

Howard Stephens

Founders Club

Annual gifts totaling $2,500 to

$4,999, qualify individuals for membership

in the Founders Club.

James Corum

Keith and Georgetta Gannon

Carolyn Siler

Eugene West

Ambassadors Club

Annual gifts totaling $1,000 to

$2,499, qualify individuals for membership

in the Ambassadors Club.

Lloyd Abdoo

Ira Amburgey

Phillip Armstrong

David Bergman

Barbara Cox

Edgar Croley

Ralph Denham

Ethel Donohew

Paul Estes

Jack Isaacs

Mary Johnson

Robert Jones

Richard Koeniger

Ray Lipps

Ralph and Kathy Lynch

Richard and Autumn Mays

Ronald and Eloise Mitchell

Harold Moses

Robert R. Moses

Kenny Nantz

Wallace Sullivan

James and Dinah Taylor

Alton White

Leadership Club

Annual gifts totaling $500 to $999,

qualify individuals for membership

in the Leadership Club.

Andrew Abbott

Gary Barton

Carl Brown

Robert and Sara Caudill

Jeffrey and Kathy Clark

David Combs

James Cox

Henry Davis

Joe and Dana Early

Charles Haney

Susan Hawkins

Faye Hunsche

Robert L. and Libby Jones

Joseph King

Ritchie Longworth

Elmer and Patricia Lovitt

Kenneth and Shelby Pennington

Michael Phillips

Alma Roberts

Sandra Shelton

Betty Siegel

James Singleton

Clifton Smith

Gary Tillman

Harry Turner

Shannon and Diana Warmoth

Ebert Warren

Evelyn Watson

Frances Woods

Associates Club

Annual gifts totaling $250 to $499,

qualify individuals for membership

in the Associates Club.

Charles Allen

Janet Anderson

Leslie Bailey

Scott Burleigh

Daniel Carroll

James Clark

Sandra Daniel

Donovan Daulton

Ben Edmonds

Rick and Martha Fleenor

Charlotte Fowler

Wilma Frey

Harry Graham

Kenneth and Alice Harp

Naomi Harp

Wayne Heatherly

D. Brooke Jones

Edwin Kidd

Chester and Judith Lilly

Ralph and Judy Lipps

Bill and Sharon Messer

A.Y. Morgan

J.B. and Marcella Mountjoy

Arnold Murphy

Larry Redwine

William Riley

Steven and Bobbie Shoun

Thomas and Ramona Simpson

Edward and Mary Smith

Ruby Stephens

Christopher Stephenson

Louise Tipton

Mark Walls

Lee Webb

Jane Wilson

New Century Club

Annual gifts totaling $100 to $249,

qualify individuals for membership

in the New Century Club.

Harrison Allison

Joseph Alsip

Kenneth Anderson

Martha Ash

Mary Ayers

Iris Bailey

John Baker

Roger Baker

Ruth Ball

Caroline Barnes-Weygandt

Violet Bell

Doris Beverly

Donald and Doris Bishop

Lee Bishop

Joe Blount

Gordon and Sue Bocock

Bessie Bowling

Wilma Bristow

Robert Brooks

Charles Brown

Edgar Bryant

William R. Bryant

William Buhl

Lisa Burke

Frank Burns

Charles Burton

James and Asenath Buttram

Patricia Carr

Frank Catron

Ronald Cawood

Bruce Chesnut

Howard and Jo Ann Chitwood

Jimmy Clark

David and Michelle Cloud

Robert Coker

Thomas Coker

Michael and Donna Colegrove

Irene Collins

Trenna Cornett

Mrs. B. C. Cotton

Pauline Cox

Anna Mary Creekmore

Virgie Croley

Barry Daulton

James Davis

James Denney

H. Joel and Paulleta Dick

H. Kenneth Dick

James and Faye Eaton

Bill Edwards

Timothy Edwards

Victor Edwards

James Elliott

Sandra Ellsworth

Susan Faulkner

Chris Ferguson

Parcel Flannery

Christine Fletcher

James Ford

Millard and Norma Francis

Bill and Wanda Freeman

Mary Freeman

Christine Godsey

Linda Gooch

Maurice Gover

John Grubbs

Betty Halbrook

Edward Ham

Bradley Hamblin

H. Ray Hammons

Gary Hampton

Virgil Harmon

Debbie Harp

Norman Harp

Vaughn and Verna Hatcher

Begie Hatmaker

Kathryn Hayes

Tim Henderlight

Paul Hendrickson

Glennis Hensley

Wilma Hensley

Thelma Herrin

Carter Hooks

Delsie Horne

James Hough

Eunice Howerton

Glenna Jackson

Charles Jarboe

Byron and Brenda Jody

Barry Johnson

Charles Jones


Ida Mae Judy

Jimmy Kamso-Pratt

Margaret Karsner

John and Gloria Keck

Jambut Khorzanoff

Jonathan and Kasee Laster

Harold Lester

Jeffrey Liddle

Dorothy Liles

Joyce Logan

Vernon and Karen Lovett

Michael Mace

Vester and Anis Mahan

Kevin and Karen Maples

Paul Martin

Lola Matthews

Wayne Mattox

Dimple McAnelly

Geneva McKee

B. Harry McKeehan

Steve Mondl

Robert Moore

Sarah Moore

Lewis Morris

Lawrence Mountjoy

Douglas and Wilma Nelson

Barbara Okumura

William Ott

Lora Patterson

Tom and Nora Pendergrass

Wes and Pam Perkins

Margaret Pierce

Thomas Potter

Carmen Powers

Imogene Powers

Dennis Risch

Zafer and Ann Roback

George Roberts

Timmy Robinson

Patty Ross

Leitha Rudolph

Cleston Saylor

Shelia Saylor

Ruth Scott

Jack Sellars

Jo Anne Sexton

Brenda Shafer

Arlo Sharp

Ben Sharp

Earl Siler

Harry and Wanda Siler

Lucretia Sizemore

Maude Skinner

Charles Smith

Paul and Ann Smith

Mark Snider

Reecie and Martha Stagnolia

Russell Steele

Paul David and Brenda Steely

Charlene Stephens

Richard Stephens

Roy Stewart

Geneva Stout

Cordelia Strange

Linda Sutton

Donald Swanson

Maryam Tabatabai

Clinton Taylor

John Taylor

Raymond Taylor

John Thomas

Franklin and Evelyn Tolliver

Philip Torres

Donald and Almereen Tower

James Turpin

Daryl Varble

Robert Wagoner

Edna Walker

Dalton and Janis Walters

William Walton

Tony and Jennifer White

William Wilburn

Grover and Vicki Wilson

Jesse Wilson

Lonnie Wilson

Robert and Sawantha Witt

Joyce Wong

Virgil Woods

Horace Wright

James Wright

John Young

Friends of



Annual gifts totaling up to $99 qualify

individuals for membership in

the Friends of Cumberland College

Jerry Abbott

Alex Anderson

Mark Anderson

Jerry and Cynthia Baker

Charles Barton

Robin Baumgarten

William Beil

Ruth Blair

Michael Blount

Jerry and Kathleen Bohman

Thomas Branim

Roger and Jamie Branscum

Janie Brooks

David Brown

James and Linda Brown

Thelma Buell

Bill Carlyle

Mary Carter

Elma Cayton

Clifton Centers

Allan Chapman

Michael Clark

C. Tom and Elaine Cloer

Reba Cobb

Frank Crabtree

Ethel Crawley

Anne Criscillis

Glenn Denham

Rosella Dixon

James Douglas

Geneva Duncil

Joseph and Phyllis Early

Dan Egner

Steve Fegenbush

Julius Fey

Simon Fincher

Betty Fisher

Carl and Donnie Flynn

Dreama Fumia

John Gilliam

Gene Graves

Bryon and Carla Green

Gary Hall

Betty Hammett

Ty and Ann Hanson

Thomas Harp

Robert and Janet Harris

Douglas Hawkins

Walter Helton

Mollie Henderson

Thomas Hoggard

Joe Holcomb

Carl Hoskins

Lydia Huber

Marlon and Jennifer Hurst

Reba Jackson

Arthur and Wanda Jeffries

Gary and Cathy Jody

Donald Jones

Garnett Jones

John Keith

Norma Kelley

Lansford and Patricia Lay

Charles Layman

H. Marlowe Link

Virgellen Lovitt

C.C. Lowery

Charles Mabelitini

Claudia Kay Manning

Charles and Theda Marlow

James Marsee

Ralph Maynard

Anna Mayne

Larry McGeorge

Donald and Emily Meadors

Edward Mears

Mae Miller

Bonnie Mitchell

Shirley Noble

Brenda Orme

Harold Patterson

Jimmie Peace

Glenna Pennington

Dallas and Carolyn Petrey

Betty Pierce

Darren and Gina Poore

Lona Prichard

Herbert Proffitt

Donnie and Brenda Rains

Jonathan Ramey

Bernice Renfro

Fred Robbins

Manuel Romero

William Royalty

John and Jacqueline Schwinn

James Sexton

Alvin and Juanita Sharpe

Michael and Regina Sharpe

Willie Shoupe

Walter Shumate

Chester and Diane Simpson

Joe Smith

John Smith

Norman Spears

Doris Spegal

Pamela Stanford

Glenn Stephens

James Stewart

Ann Stout

Harvey Strouth

Garrett Swain

Leo Taylor

Joyce Thomas

Christen Tomlinson

Jami Vallandingham-Hoskins

Diana Vandy

Eric and Sue Wake

Darius Ward

Helen Warden

James and Joyce Watson

Kevin Weihe

Dorothy West

Ricky Wike

Jack and Barbara Wilder

Aaron Wright

Christina Zhybaj-Kelley

Gifts in Kind:

Gifts In Kind are annual gifts of

goods and/or services. The college

extends appreciation to the following

individuals for this significant

means of non-monetary support.

Douglas Fortune

Marcia Prather

Garrett and Marilyn Teague


Planned Giving

Eight Ways to Make a Difference

If you plan to make a charitable gift by will, please think it

through carefully. Then, meet with your attorney to discuss and

update your will. Tell him or her exactly what you want to do. Be

as clear as possible in describing what you want given to whom.

Here are eight generally accepted ways to make a bequest. You might

discuss them with your attorney as you prepare to update your will.

1. Specific bequest. This is a gift of a specific item to a specific beneficiary.

For example, “I give my golf clubs to my nephew John.” If

that specific property has been disposed of before death, the bequest

fails and no claim can be made to any other property. (In other words,

John wouldn’t receive the value of the golf clubs instead.)

2. General bequest. This is usually a gift of a stated sum of money.

It will not fail, even if there is not sufficient cash to meet the bequest.

For example, “I give $50,000 to my daughter Mary.” If there is only

$2,500 cash in the estate, other assets must be sold to meet the bequest.

3. Contingent bequest. This is a bequest made on the condition

that a certain event must occur before distribution to the beneficiary.

For example, “I give $50,000 to my son Joe, provided he enrolls in

college before age 21.” A contingent bequest is specific in nature and

fails if the condition is not met. (A contingent bequest is also appropriate

if you want to name a secondary beneficiary, in case the primary

beneficiary doesn’t survive you.)

4. Residuary bequest. This is a gift of all the “rest, residue and

remainder” of your estate after all other bequests, debts and taxes have

been paid. For example, say you own property worth $500,000 and

you intend to give a child $50,000 by specific bequest and leave

$450,000 to a spouse through a residuary bequest. If the debts, taxes

and expenses are $100,000, there would be only $350,000 left for the

surviving spouse. You may prefer to divide your estate according to

percentages of the residue (rather than specifying dollar amounts) to

ensure that your beneficiaries receive the proportions you desire.

The previous items can apply in the case of bequests to individual

heirs or bequests to charitable organizations. The following items are

special considerations when you plan a charitable bequest to help

support Cumberland College.

5. Unrestricted bequest. This is a gift for the general purposes of

Cumberland College, to be used at the discretion of the college governing

board. A gift like this, without conditions attached, is frequently

the most useful because it allows the college administration

to determine the wisest and most pressing need for the funds at the

time of receipt.

6. Restricted bequest. This type of gift allows you to specify how

the funds are to be used. Perhaps you have a special purpose or project

in mind. If so, it’s best to consult with the college administration

before you make your will to be certain your intent can be carried out.

7. Honorary or memorial bequest. This is a gift given “in honor of

or “in memory of” someone. Cumberland College will be pleased to

honor your request and has many ways to grant appropriate recognition.

8. Endowed bequest. This bequest allows you to restrict the principal

of your gift, requiring Cumberland College to hold the funds

permanently and use only the investment income they generate.

Creating an endowment in this manner means that your gift can continue

to give indefinitely.

Let Us Know

We hope you will tell us when you have named Cumberland

College in your will. We would very much like the opportunity to

thank you for your generosity.

If you prefer to remain anonymous, your gift will be kept completely

confidential. However, recognition of your gift can encourage

others to do the same. Whatever the case, Cumberland College will

honor your wishes, because we appreciate your support immensely.

© The Stelter Company

The information in this publication is not intended as legal advice. For legal advice,

please consult an attorney.

Planned Giving

Please send me more information about how I can make a bequest through my Will.

Name __________________________________Year of Graduation/Attendance________


City ____________________________________ State__________ Zip _____________

Phone ___________________Email_________________________________________

Return this form to:

Office of the President

Cumberland College

6191 College Station Drive

Williamsburg, KY 40769


Cumberland College Tribute Program

Honor or Memorialize a Loved One

What is a Tribute Gift?

A Tribute Gift shows love and respect for the person being honored

or memorialized. It says to others that the world is a better place

because of this person.

Through a Tribute Gift to Cumberland College, a memory of the

past or an honor of the present is tied to the future, as it is made to

live on in the lives of our students.

The size of the gift you send is up to you. Many send the amount

they would spend on floral arrangements. Gifts generally range from

$15 to $1,000, but the right amount for you is the one your heart

tells you to send.

An Honor Gift is a gift which shows admiration and respect for a

loved one or friend on a significant day in their life such as a birthday,

anniversary, etc.

A Memorial Gift is a gift in memory of a departed loved one or

friend. It is a wonderful way to express sympathy and high regard or

as a means to remember birthdays, anniversaries, or other special days

of a deceased loved one.

How are Tribute Gifts acknowledged?

For a Memorial Gift the family of the one you wish to memorialize

is sent an appropriate card the same day the gift is received by

the college. Then the name of the giver and the deceased will be listed

in the next issue of Cumberland Today.

For an Honor Gift the person being honored is sent an appropriate

card listing the honor giver as well as the occasion for the honor.

Then the name of the giver and the name of the honoree will be listed

in the next issue of Cumberland Today.

For all Tribute Gifts, the amount of the gift is kept confidential,

and all gifts are tax deductible as allowed by law.

How will your Tribute Gift Help?

Your gift will provide a lasting legacy for our students as it is used

to help provide scholarship and workship assistance, books, supplies,

food and housing, and many other supportive services.

Listings reflect Tribute Gifts received, August 1, 2000 through May 16,2001. In preparing this list, every

effort has been made to insure accuracy and completeness. If a mistake was made in the way you are identified

or if your name was omitted, we apologize. You can help set the record straight. Please notify the President’s

Office regarding any changes in the way your gift should be recorded in future reports. Thank you.

Cumberland College Tribute Program

Given By:



City State Zip

Please check the box describing your Tribute Gift

and type or print the appropriate information.

❑ Memorial Gift - In Memory of:

❑ Honor Gift - In Honor of:

The occasion of my gift is

Please send notification of my gift to:



City State Zip

Return this form to: Jim Taylor, Cumberland College, 6191 College Station Drive, Williamsburg, KY 40769


Tribute Gifts

In Memory

In Memory Of: Lt. Col. Stephen Armstrong

Given By: Mrs. Stephen D. Armstrong

In Memory Of: Tabb Bahner

Given By: Mr. & Mrs. T. Maxfield Bahner

In Memory Of: Ida Mae Baker

Given By: Dr. Jeroline Ann Baker

In Memory Of: Dr. Howard Boozer

Given By: Mr. & Mrs. George Blasco

Mrs. Barbara Boozer Windham

In Memory Of: Dr. James Boswell

Given By: Mrs. J. S. Bell

Mrs. Jane M. Wilson

In Memory Of: Elwin Breedlove

Given By: Ms. Pamela Stanford

In Memory Of: Lt. Col. Theodore Clarke

Given By: Mrs. Gwendolyn T. Clarke Perritt

In Memory Of: Barbara M. Davis

Given By: Mrs. Lee H. Webb

In Memory Of: Mr. & Mrs. Roy C.

Gilliam, Sr.

Given By: Mr. John A. Gilliam

In Memory Of: Mr. Roy C. Gilliam, Jr.

Given By: Mr. John A. Gilliam

In Memory Of: Jeremy Hardin

Given By: Ms. Pamela Smith Hardin

In Memory Of: Mr. & Mrs. Begie E. Hatmaker

Given By: Mrs. Begie E. Hatmaker

Occasion: Their 60th Wedding Anniversary,

November 27th

In Memory Of: James Earl Hensley

Given By: Mrs. Wilma Wells Hensley

In Memory Of: John F. Johnston

Given By: Mr. & Mrs. E. Watson Day

Fairfield National Little League

Mrs. James T. McLaughlin

Mr. & Mrs. Craig Prim

Mr. & Mrs. Kent J. Prim

Mr. & Mrs. Ronald J. Tracey

In Memory Of: Vivian M. Johnston

Given By: At Home, Incorporated

Mr. John F. Johnston

Ms. Judith F. Johnston

In Memory Of: Oval Jones

Given By: Dr. & Mrs. John David Broome

Mr. & Mrs. Bill Freeman

Mr. & Mrs. Larry L. Lamboy

In Memory Of: P. R. Jones

Given By: Mr. John R. Moore

In Memory Of: Rose Marlowe

Given By: Chaplain & Mrs. H. Marlowe Link

In Memory Of: Terrell Mays

Given By: Mrs. Gail S. Mays

In Memory Of: Jason Minkin

Given By: Mr. & Mrs. Jerry I. Minkin

In Memory Of: Emma McPherson

Given By: Miss Ida Janie Hall

Mr. Andrew Ottmon Abbott

Ms. Ellen Claire Allen

Alpha Gamma State, Phi Chapter

Dr. Jeroline Ann Baker

Dr. Roger D. Baker

Mr. & Mrs. Otis W. Cordell

Mrs. Anne Criscillis

Mrs. Sharon Lynne Douglas

Dr. & Mrs. Joseph E. Early, Sr.

Miss Barbara Elder

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Estes

Mr. & Mrs. Larry Harp

Ms. Martha Miller Henemier

Dr. Betty J. Herron

Dr. & Mrs. David N. Huff

Dr. Martha R. Johnson

Mr. & Mrs. J. B. Mountjoy

Mrs. Eva Norman

Dr. Cynthia P. Norton

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Norwood

Mrs. Robert L. Palmer

Mrs. Norma Brock Patrick

Ms. Waldeen D. Pearson

Mr. & Mrs. Lester Pederson

Mr. & Mrs. John A. Peterson

Ms. Patricia S. Prewitt

Dr. & Mrs. George G. Ramey

Mrs. Bernice Renfro

Mr. & Mrs. A. Dewey Sanders

Mrs. Carolyn Siler

Dr. & Mrs. James H. Taylor

Mrs. Louise B. Tipton

Mr. & Mrs. Shannon Warmoth

Mrs. Jane M. Wilson

Mrs. Chester R. Young, Sr.

In Memory Of: Bessie Janet Meekins

Given By: Mrs. Jane M. Wilson

In Memory Of: Edythe Nicholson Melton

Given By: Mr. Glenn W. Denham

In Memory Of: Rita Moore

Given By: Mr. & Mrs. Bob Barlow

Bishop United Methodist Church

Mrs. Alice Bowling & Family

Mr. & Mrs. John L. Buie

Mr. & Mrs. Larry C. Cloyd

Mr. & Mrs. William H. Crouch, Jr.

Dr. & Mrs. Roy A. Dobyns

Mrs. Sharon Lynne Douglas

Dr. & Mrs. Joseph E. Early, Sr.

Mr. & Mrs. James E. Ford

Mr. & Mrs. Daniel H. Gaeddert

Mr. & Mrs. R. C. Johnson

Ms. Marilyn Juett

Mr. & Mrs. Dean A. Kaufman

Mr. & Mrs. James R. Lykins

Mrs. Kay Manning

Dr. & Mrs. Robert L. Mills

Mr. & Mrs. Ernest A. Nagel

Mr. & Mrs. John A. Peterson

Mr. & Mrs. Michael H. Ramsey

Ms. Carolyn R. Redding

Mr. Ronald H. Rich

Southern Region Air Traffic Division

Ms. Julia V. Stowe

Mrs. G. W. Switzer

Dr. & Mrs. Eric L. Wake

Mr. & Mrs. James H. Williams

In Memory Of: Dr. Kenimer H. Morgan

Given By: Mrs. Kenimer H. Morgan

In Memory Of: Milton Murphey

Given By: Mr. & Mrs. George Aoto

Mr. & Mrs. R. Lee Bivins

Dr. & Mrs. John David Broome


Dr. & Mrs. Ferrell Carnes

Mrs. Jo Florence Cordell

Mr. & Mrs. Robert F. Glenn

Miss Ida Janie Hall

Mr. & Mrs. Larry Harp

Mr. & Mrs. John M. Hay

Mr. Willis A. Hickey

Mr. & Mrs. Frank A. Hooper, III

Miss Emma McPherson

Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon Payne

Dr. & Mrs. George G. Ramey

Dr. Jonathan E. Ramey

Mr. & Mrs. Jon Rice

Mr. & Mrs. James Burton Sexton

Ms. Jane M. Taylor

Mr. & Mrs. Dale Thorne

Versailles Baptist Church

Martha Murphey Baptist Women

Elizabeth K. Perkins Circle of the

Williamsburg First Baptist Church

Mr. & Mrs. Charles C. Worthy

Dr. & Mrs. Harold R. Wortman

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Wyatt

In Memory Of: Charles Osborne

Given By: Dr. & Mrs. James C. Oaks

In Memory Of: Cora Beams Paterson

Given By: Mr. William Paterson

In Memory Of: Samantha Walker Prewitt

Given By: Ms. Ruth Frey

In Memory Of: John E. Renfro

Given By: Ms. Lola Matthews

Mrs. Lee H. Webb

In Memory Of: Dr. Fred Roth

Given By: Mr. & Mrs. Vernon Troy Lovett

In Memory Of: Sara Katherine Scent

Given By: Mrs. Jane M. Wilson

In Memory Of: Ann Renfro Shelley

Given By: Mr. Harold E. Lester

Ms. Lola Matthews

In Memory Of: Dewey & Blanche Shelton

Given By: Ms. Wilma Ruth Frey

In Memory Of: Eugene & Lowell Siler

Given By: Mrs. Carolyn Siler

In Memory Of: Don Ray Smith

Given By: Mrs. Martha Smith

In Memory Of: Paul Gentry Smith, 1939-

40 Graduate

Given By: His Family

In Memory Of: Reverend Robert W. South

Given By: Mr. Donald Bruce South

Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. South

In Memory Of: Doris Spafford

Given By: Mrs. Jo Ann Chitwood

Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Charles Clark

Cumberland College

Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Edward Fish

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Johnson

Captain Donald Brooke Jones

Mrs. Garnett Beach Jones

Mr. & Mrs. William M. Martin

Ms. Lola Matthews

Mrs. Mae E. Miller

Mr. & Mrs. Ronald C. Mitchell

Ms. Edna C. Morrell

Mrs. Robert L. Palmer

Drs. Dallas & Carolyn Petrey

Dr. & Mrs. George G. Ramey

Dr. Jonathan E. Ramey

Dr. & Mrs. James H. Taylor

Ms. Jane M. Taylor

Dr. Leo Randall Taylor

Mrs. John L. Turnblazer

Mrs. Lee H. Webb

Dr. Eugene M. West

In Memory Of: Sue Stephens

Given By: Dr. & Mrs. Harold R. Wortman

In Memory Of: John Stott

Given By: Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Jones, Jr.

In Memory Of: John Sullivan

Given By: Dr. Wallace Sullivan

In Memory Of: James H. Taylor, II

Given By: Mr. William Reed Bryant

Mr. & Mrs. Arman J. Buettner

Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Caudill

Mrs. Barbara Bullitt Christian

Cumberland College Women’s Club

Rev. & Mrs. Joe E. Early, Jr.

Dr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Fish

Mr. & Mrs. Bill Freeman

Mr. & Mrs. Edwin C. Gibson

Mr. & Mrs. Larry Harp

Mr. Harold E. Lester

Mr. Curtis R. Lynch

Dr. & Mrs. Wallace R. Maples

Mr. John W. Marsee

Miss Emma McPherson

Dr. & Mrs. James C. Oaks

Mr. & Mrs. Olin O. Taylor

In Memory Of: Dr. Vallandingham

Given By: Mr. & Mrs. Vernon Troy Lovett

In Memory Of: Ethel Warfield

Given By: Mrs. John Clines

Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Clines

In Memory Of: Joseph Warfield

Given By: Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Clines

Ms. Betty Kovarek

Mr. & Mrs. John L. Mabelitini, Sr.

Lt. Co l. & Mrs. Charles F. Mabelitini

In Memory Of: Earl Watson

Given By: Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Baker

Mr. & Mrs. Roger J. Cloutier

Mr. & Mrs. R. Lamar Davidson

Mr. & Mrs. Douglas L. Donsbach

Mr. & Mrs. William Edwards

Mr. & Mrs. Dan Egner

Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Goins

Mr. & Mrs. Gary Harp

Mr. & Mrs. Ken Harp

Mrs. Naomi Harp

Mr. & Mrs. Norman Harp, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Tom Harp

Nettie Keisling

K-25 Federal Credit Union,

Kingston, TN

K-25 Federal Credit Union,

Knoxville, TN

K-25 Federal Credit Union,

Oak Ridge, TN

Mr. & Mrs. Tommy Leek

Mr. & Mrs. Carl Payne

Mr. & Mrs. Chris A. Pickett

Mr. & Mrs. J. C. Powers


Tribute Gifts

Mr. & Mrs. Warren Prator

Mr. & Mrs. James S. Robertson

Mr. Edward B. Silberstein

Mr. & Mrs. Michael G. Stabin

Ms. Audrey Stelson

University of Cincinnati Radiology


Mrs. Melissa Willis Watkins

Mrs. Evelyn E. Watson

In Memory Of: Thelma Wilkerson

Given By: Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth


In Memory Of: Joie Rose Womack, ‘42

Given By: Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Ottmon


In Memory Of: Joan Walker Wood

Given By: Mr. & Mrs. James Howard


In Memory Of: Phyllis Richardson Wood

Given By: Mrs. Amelia Wood Carey

Mr. Sid M. Peavley

Mrs. Mary Wood Stewart

The St. Petersburg Times

In Honor

In Honor Of: William F. Baker

Given By: Mrs. Leitha B. Rudolph

Occasion: Birthday

In Honor Of: Rev. Mike Caudill

Given By: Mrs. J. S. Bell

In Honor Of: Bill Freeman

Given By: Reverend Harry L. Turner

In Honor Of: Gene Groleau

Given By: Christen Lynne Tomlinson

In Honor Of: Naomi Harp

Given By: Rev. & Mrs. Kenneth Earl Harp

In Honor Of: Richard Calvin Hensley

Given By: Mr. Dickinson T. Guiler

In Honor Of: David Nickell Huff

Given By: Mrs. Shanna Huff Elliott

Mr. & Mrs. James David Huff, II

Mr. & Mrs. Rex Huff

In Honor Of: Emma McPherson

Given By: Mrs. Norma Brock Patrick

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Wyatt

Occasion: Birthday

In Honor Of: Elizabeth Osborne

Given By: Dr. & Mrs. James C. Oaks

In Honor Of: Dr. G. W. Reeves

Given By: Rev. Harry L. Turner

In Honor Of: Buena Riley

Given By: Mr. William H. Riley

In Honor Of: Doris Spafford

Given By: Ms. Ethel C. Donohew

In Honor Of: B., Oma & Gaye Stephens

Given By: Christen Lynne Tomlinson

In Honor Of: Bob, Jenny & Nicole


Given By: Christen Lynne Tomlinson

In Honor Of: Jim & Dinah Taylor

Given By: Mr. & Mrs. Robert Wyatt

Occasion: Their birthdays

In Honor Of: Frances Tomlinson

Given By: Christen Lynne Tomlinson

In Honor Of: Ron, Mary & Ben Tomlinson

Given By: Christen Lynne Tomlinson

In Honor Of: Joseph B. Warfield

Given By: Perrysburg First Baptist Church

Ms. Rudy Thoreson

Mr. & Mrs. Lenny Vidra




Here is a story about a chance encounter

between C.C. grads…

On January 8, 2001 my wife, Lori, and

I were honeymooning on the island of

Maui, Hawaii. A planned event on our honeymoon

was to take the celebrated

Haleakala bike tour that includes a 10,000-

foot ascent to the summit of Maui’s highest

mountain in a van to watch the most beautiful

sunrise imaginable.

While awaiting the sunrise from the

Haleakala rangers station at 5:00 a.m., I

mention to our tour guide the “moonbow

phenomenon” that occurs in Kentucky.

Immediately, the two people standing

next to Lori and I spoke up to say that

there is a moonbow that occurs in a location

near the college they attended. I

inquired, and they both said that they had

graduated from Cumberland College. It

turns out that Clayton G. Hill, Class of

1979, and his sister, Debbie Hill Flynn,

Class of 1978, were standing next to

us. Clayton lives and works on the

Hawaiian Islands and they were visiting

Maui together.

We took a few moments to visit before

witnessing the most spectacular sunrise

ever. Before leaving we exchanged contact


— David Bergman, Class of 1989

Do you have a story about a chance

encounter with another alum? Send it to

the Office of Alumni Services and you may

find it printed in an upcoming issue of the

Cumberland Today.


In Memory: Dr. Mack Roberts

Beloved Physician and Alumnus

Abeloved physician and

Cumberland alumnus, Dr.

Mack Roberts, of Monticello,

KY, passed away on

March 5, 2001, at the age of 97.

Dr. Roberts provided medical care

to patients throughout Kentucky’s

Wayne, Pulaski, Clinton, and McCreary

counties for 61 years, going to remote

hills and hollows to deliver babies, provide

vaccinations, and care for generations

of family members. When there

Dr. Mack Roberts

was no hospital at all in Wayne County, Dr. Roberts and his wife, Alma

Dolen Roberts, opened their home on Main Street in Monticello to the

sick and injured for treatment. They accepted patients at all hours of

the day and night, sometimes turning their home into a makeshift

emergency room. No patient was ever turned away.

Dr. Mack Roberts earned a degree from Cumberland College in

1926 and his medical degree in 1932 from the University of

Louisville College of Medicine. He came home to Wayne County to

serve as county health officer, where the job of the vaccinating children

against common diseases because a personal crusade. He opened

his private practice in Monticello in 1939.

He once told an interviewer that the most important medical

instrument he could imagine was his Jeep, which he used to make

house calls to patients across the region’s most remote areas. He

would take the Jeep as far as the road would take him, then sometimes

climb atop a mule or horse to travel the rest of the way.

Over the years, “Doc” Roberts delivered 4,250 babies — about 90

percent of them delivered in the patients’ home. For his work, he

charged what the patient could afford, and sometimes that meant no

payment at all.

His career has been fondly remembered in two books chronicling

his life. One book, entitled Doc, was written by his greatnephew,

the Rev. Howard W. Roberts, and published in 1987.

Another book, written by his wife, Alma, was recently published

under the title House Calls: Memoirs of Life with a Kentucky Doctor.

As recently as last fall “Doc” and Alma Roberts made public appearances

to sign the memoir.

Dr. Roberts retired from his practice on July 1, 1993, just before

his 90th birthday. Since that time he had served as a director of the

Monticello Banking Company.

Dr. Mack Roberts had frequently said that he was put on Earth

for a reason: to serve the Lord and to serve his fellow man. It was

a basic abiding principle that he carried with him throughout his

97 years. His selfless devotion to his community, his patients and

his family has left an indelible legacy for the people of Kentucky

and the nation.

In Memory: Doris Spafford

Dedicated Alumnae Touched Many Lives

Doris Jean Spafford passed

away on August 22,

2000, at her home in

Ocala, FL. A memorial

service was held on August 28, 2000 at

the First Congregational United

Church of Christ in Ocala.

Doris was a 1950 graduate of

Cumberland College and a 1952 graduate

of Carroll College in Waukesha,

WI, where she received a bachelor of Doris Spafford

science degree in math. Doris also

attended Eastern Kentucky University and the University of

Kentucky for further educational pursuits.

From 1953 until 1974 she taught school in Wisconsin and

Illinois. In 1974, Doris began a 20-year career with the Williamsburg

Independent School District (KY) where she taught math and other

subjects until her retirement in 1994.

Since her graduation from Cumberland, Doris was a very active

member of the Cumberland College Alumni Association having

served three separate, three-year terms as a member of the Alumni

Board of Directors. She was twice elected as president of the Alumni

Board and served three years for each term of office.

Whether serving as an active member of the Alumni Board or as

an interested alumnae, Doris was always actively providing her input

and resources to assist Cumberland College in meeting the needs of

students. She was instrumental in setting and helping to reach a

$50,000 goal for an Alumni Board of Director’s Endowed

Scholarship Fund. In addition, she was constantly challenging and

leading the other members of her graduating class to use their

resources to assist the college.

A memorial service for Doris was held during Homecoming in

October as the class of 1950 gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary

of their graduation from Cumberland. Many of her classmates

joined with co-workers from the Williamsburg Independent School

District and other Cumberland College friends to celebrate Doris’ life

and recognize her commitment to Cumberland College and the

many students and other individuals that her life has touched.


Class Notes


Betty L. Seigel (‘50) is president of Kennesaw

State University, Kennesaw, GA., and has recently

been selected to receive the 2001 Administrative

Leadership Award from the Association

of Gerontology in Higher Education.

John P. Moore (‘53) resides in Las Vegas, NV.

He is a retired technical engineer.

James D. Turpin (‘56) is a retired superintendent

of schools and currently resides in

Zebulon, GA.


Richard C. Hensley (‘64) retired in 1992 as

principal of West Carrollton Jr. High School,

West Carrollton, OH.

Mike Leak (‘67) resides in Grand Haven,

MI. He received his bachelor of arts degree

from Anderson University (IN). He is an

insurance agent for State Farm Insurance.

James D. Monhollen (‘69) is a financial

advisor for American Express in Medina,



Kenneth Kelley (‘70) is a certified public

accountant in Somerset, KY.

Carol Janet Noonan (‘70) is a database

administrator for Reynolds & Reynolds in

Dayton, OH.

Janet E. Boyce (‘71) is a computer instructor

for Lawrence County (KY) Schools.

W. Curtis Bruce (‘71) was appointed as

assistant director of Scott County Schools,

July 1, 2000.

Carlotta (Travis) Bartleman (‘72) is currently

self-employed as a web designer and an

Internet management specialist. She resides

in Paducah, KY.

Sherry (Bartley) Wright (‘72) is employed at Oak

Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, TN.

Claude McKiddy (‘74) resides in Big Spring,

TX. He is a special education director at Crane

Independent School District in Crane, TX.

Rosemary (Hicks) Gilbert (‘75) is a business

teacher at Harlan Independent High School

in Harlan, KY.

Eva Susan Estep (‘76) is teaching physical

education in Loyall, KY.

James K. Hardy (‘77) is an associate professor

of chemistry at the University of Akron (OH).

David Clinkenbeard (‘79) is a historical preservation

program administrator in Frankfort, KY.

Debra Peterson (‘79) has been married for

twenty-two years and has two boys, Jonathan,

13, and Ryan, 5. Her husband is in the Navy


Amember of the class of

1991 has pledged to

Class Challenge

contribute $40,000

Yes, I’ll meet the challenge.

before their 50th

class reunion in 2041. Scott Enclosed is my gift of $ ________________

Burleigh, a vice president at First

National Bank Mortgage in Enclosed is my pledge of $_______________ to be paid monthly over the next _____ months

northern Kentucky, plans to contribute

$1,000 per year, in quar-

Name ___________________________________ Year of Graduation/Attendance_____

terly installments, for the next 40 Address ________________________________________________________________

years and wants to challenge

City ___________________________________ State__________ Zip _____________

other members of the class of

1991 to make an annual gift as Phone __________________________________________________________________

well. Burleigh is a current member

of the Cumberland College Return Coupon to: Class Challenge

Office of Alumni Services, Cumberland College

Alumni Board of Directors and

6178 College Station Drive

he resides in Villa Hills, KY.

Williamsburg, KY 40769

Burleigh’s challenge is also

extended to other graduating classes to encourage members of those classes to make annual gifts to support the college.

Which class can have the greatest percentage of members participating in this challenge? Future issues of the Cumberland Today will

list the names of people who make contributions by their class years. Why not take up the challenge and be counted with others in your

class by making a contribution to support Cumberland College?


and they have lived all throughout the U.S.

They currently reside in Saint Marys, GA.

Tony Wilburn (‘79) is a certified public

accountant in Eubank, KY.


Carl Coalson (‘80) has just received his masters of

education degree in varying exceptionalities from

Nova Southeastern University. He, his wife Mary

(‘79) and son, Eric, reside in Ponce Inlet, FL.

Nina (Hicks) Prewitt (‘80) is employed by

the Whitley County Board of Education in

Williamsburg, KY.

Linda M. Thornton (‘80) is working for

Biomass Processing Technology Inc. in West

Palm Beach, FL.

Glenn Hall (‘81) is a certified public accountant

in Corbin, KY.

David Moss (‘81) is serving as pastor of St.

Paul United Church of Christ in Seymour, IN.

Ralph Stephens (‘81) is a certified public

accountant in Corbin, KY.

Clifford Earl Curington (‘82) resides in Green

Coves Springs, FL. He is employed by the U.S.

Department of Defense in Jacksonville, FL.

Ron Dingus (‘82) is a professor at New

Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in

New Orleans, LA.

Janice Ann Manning (‘82) is a production

analyst at American Greeting Corporation in

Corbin, KY.

Terry L. Wagnon (‘83) is teaching fifth grade

in Dalton, GA. He is married and has one

son and one daughter. He became an

ordained minister in October 1998 and

serves as minister to children at his church.

John R. Taylor (‘83) is a teacher at Pasco

Middle School in Dade City, FL. He is pursuing

his doctorate in education at University

of South Florida.

Keith Gannon (‘85) and his wife, Georgetta

Gannon (‘85) are partners in Boneal, Incorporated,

a contracted manufacturing company

near Mt. Sterling, KY. Keith serves as the president

and Georgetta is the financial officer.

Velva J. (Pennington) Barker (‘85) teaches

Pre-Calculus and Algebra II at Knox Central

High School in Barbourville, KY.

James Robert Kahl (‘85) serves as a financial

controller in Hoopeston, IL.

Mike Monroe (‘85) serves as assistant pastor

of music, education and outreach at First

Baptist Church in West Carrollton, OH.

Julia Rollins (‘85) is a nurse at Baptist

Regional Medical Center in Corbin, KY.

Essam Ackleh (‘86) is now employed at

Hewlett-Packard in Georgia.

Jeffrey T. Burdette (‘86) is the county attorney

for Rockcastle County, KY. His office is

in Mt. Vernon.

Sally Christian ‘87, has been named as

Teacher of the Year for 2001 by the

Kentucky Federation of the Council for

Exceptional Children (KyCEC). She teaches

at Keavy Elementary School, Keavy, KY

Rosa Combs (‘87) resides in London,

KY, and is employed by the Internal

Revenue Service.

J. Douglas Adkins (‘87) is a minister of

youth and activities at Madison Baptist

Church in Madison, GA.

Joseph Kent (‘87) is a science teacher for the

Master’s Academy in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He

was selected as Teacher of the Year for 2001.

Melissa (Bryant) Stewart (‘87) is an estate

planning attorney in Lexington, KY.

Amy Ackleh (‘88) is an associate professor of

mathematics at the University of Southwestern


Samantha Cooper (‘88) is an emergency

room nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital in

Lexington, KY.

Annette L. (Locke) Gray (‘88) married Kevin Gray

in 1995 and they have three children- Calista

Angele, 10, Paul Luke, 9, and Andrea Kaye, 7. She

is a special education teacher for Clark-Shawnee

School District, in Springfield, OH.

Jeff Renshaw (‘88) resides in Kettering, OH.

He is the head football coach at Fairmont

High School.

Ergun Michael Caner (‘89) is an assistant professor

of Systematic Theology and Church

History at Criswell College in Dallas, TX.

Beth (Miller) Hamm (‘89) is a project manager

for Commonwealth Technology Inc. in

Lexington, KY.

Claude Hoffman (‘89) is pastor at Lakeside

Baptist Church in Somerset, KY.

Terry A. Roberts (‘89) is the minister of

youth and church activities at First Baptist

Church in Atmore, AL.


Angela (Beaty) Bailey (‘90) is an assistant

manager for Y.A.T. Employees Credit Union

in Lenoir City, TN.

Steve Collins (‘90) is a supervisor and investigator

with the Tennessee Department of

Children & Social Work.

Kimberly Reynard (‘90) is working as a registered

nurse in Dayton, OH.

Jeffrey Sharpe (‘90) works for TECO Coal

Company in Corbin, KY.

Alissa Huckabee Smitley (‘90) is a practicing

veterinarian in Michigan.

Roger Branscum, Jr. (‘91) is a process

improvement security and systems manager

for Milliken & Company, at American Bag

Corporation in Stearns, KY.


Class Notes

Amon Couch (‘91) is principal of Williamsburg

Independent Middle and High Schools

in Williamsburg, KY.

Russ Dancer (‘91) is attending Southeastern

Baptist Theological Seminary.

Midge Feltner (‘91) is a social worker with

the Williamsburg Housing Authority in

Williamsburg, KY.

Jonathan Laster (‘91) teaches part-time and

provides legal publishing assistance for the

University of Ashland (OH).

Troy D. Shelton (‘91) resides in Springfield,

KY., with his wife and his four boys. He is

the pastor of River of Life Community

Church in Springfield.

Roger Alan Smith (‘91) is serving on a NSF

Teaching Fellowship while finishing his

Ph.D. program in biology at Vanderbilt

University in Nashville, TN.

Candi (Ward) Williams (‘91) works for Mirant

Americas Energy Marketing in Atlanta, GA.

Samer S. Ackleh (‘92) received his Ph. D. in

Metallurgic Engineering from the University

of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 1999.

Jamie (Back) Branscum (‘92) is working as a

4-H / youth development assistant with the

University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension

Services in McCreary County, KY.

Steven Andre Newell (‘92) works for the

Executive Office of the Governor in

Frankfort, KY. He is the deputy director for

Appalachian development.

Angie Stevens (‘92) currently resides in

Louisville, KY, where she is a statistical analyst

for the William M. Mercer Company.

Lisa Farrish (‘93) teaches Math, Bible, and Guitar

at Christ Presbyterian Academy, in Nashville, TN.

Joey Frencl (‘93) is teaching AP Calculus at

Sandalwood High School in Jacksonville, FL.

David Todd Hurst (‘93) is the president of

Premier Auto Sales, Inc. in Barbourville, KY.

Anthony Glenn Dillander (‘94) is a registered

nurse, at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, TX.

Dawn Malugin Allen ‘94, was named Teacher

of the Year by the Corbin (KY) City Industrial

League. She teaches at Corbin middle school.

Brad Hall (‘94) is the director of the

Southeastern Kentucky Area Health Education

Center in Berea, KY.

Stephanie Hammock (‘94) is teaching

Science at Rockcastle County High School

in Mt. Vernon, KY. She is also the academic

team advisor.

Lonnie Ingle (‘94) is employed at Riley

Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, IN, working

with Hematology/Oncology patients.

Albert Wayne Jones (‘94) is the pastor at

Bethel Baptist Church in Danville, IL.

Shannon Mahurin (‘94) has completed a Ph.D.

at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Michael Markham (‘94) is a statistical analyst

(actuary) for Prudential Insurance.

Travis Rhoden (‘94) is an editor for J. J.

Keller and Associates in Neenah, WI.

Bonnie Sawyers (‘94) is a support coordinator

for Cumberland River Comprehensive

Care Center in Corbin, KY.

Nancy Carol Stokes (‘94 & ‘99) is a special

education teacher for the Claiborne County

(TN) School System.

Michael Lane Wilson (‘94) is minister to

middle school students at Two Rivers Baptist

Church in Nashville, TN. He and his wife,

Missy, have three sons, Dyllan, Lane, and Eli.

H. Dale Winkler (‘94) is a business teacher

in the Fayette County (KY) school system

and is a state advisor for Future Business

Leaders of America.

Jeffrey Leon Yount (‘94) is a systems specialist

at Imperial Products in Richmond, IN.

Jennifer Dawn Atkins (‘95) is the housing

office secretary for the New College, of the

University of South Florida.

John Scott Brady (‘95) resides in LaFollette, TN.

He received a masters of divinity degree from

Princeton Theological Seminary in May 2000.

James Byers (‘95) resides in High Point,

NC. He is in charge of Internet Sales at

Crescent Ford.

Rose Fox (‘95) is employed at Southwestern

Ohio Legal Services in Lancaster, OH.

Zunaid “Echo” Haroon (‘95) is a consultant

at Seibel Systems where he provides technical

and project management.

Donna (Ridenour) Yeargin (‘95) is a school

psychologist for the Henry County (KY)

Public School System.

Christopher Donald Talley (‘95) is the pastor

at Glendale Presbyterian Church in DeFuniak

Springs, FL.

Tom Wheeler (‘95) has started his second year

of residency as an OB/GYN in Greenville, S.C.

Jason Eric Christman (‘96) is the senior programmer/analyst

for Interval International

in Miami, FL.

Stephen Corneal Fuller (‘96) is a financial

auditor for the Commonwealth of Kentucky

in Frankfort, KY.

Elizabeth Nicole (Gastineau) Branch (‘96)

is director of student services for the physics

department at the University of Michigan.

James Hulgan (‘96) is working as operations

management with Bay West Paper Co. in

Harrodsburg, KY.

Misti Lea (Honeycutt) Jones (‘96) is currently

working at Mikar Pharmaceuticals.


Robert Stephens (‘96) is working as a public

defender in Somerset, KY.

Eric Alan Thornsbury (‘96) works for the Nuclear

Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C.

Stephen Young (‘96) teaches mathematics at

McCreary Central High School in Stearns, KY.

Tony Brady (‘97) is currently working for the

Tennessee Cooperative Fishery Research Unit.

Marie Loanne Cajuste (‘97) moved to Florida

and recently opened her own business.

Jill Gross (‘97) is the partnership leader for

the National Heart Attack Alert Program, at

the American Institute for Research in Silver

Springs, MD.

Jeff Harris (‘97) is in the Navy and is currently

stationed in Hawaii.




Wendy (Mitchell) McCamish (‘97) resides in

Knoxville, TN., where she is a banking analyst

for Home Federal Bank of TN.

Sherri McGeorge (‘97) works for Vaughn

Melton Engineers in Middlesboro, KY.

Kelly (Partin) Miller (‘97) is employed by the

Kentucky Highlands Corporation in

London, KY.

Gail Eileen Rector (‘97) received her masters

in student affairs from Western Kentucky


Darrel Rewis (‘97) received a master of arts in

Christian education degree from Southwestern

Baptist Theological Seminary in December 2000.

He currently serves as minister of singles and

recreation at First Baptist Church in Duluth, GA.

Kim (Cloud) Rewis (‘97) received a master

of arts in education from Texas Christian

University in December 2000.

Jerry Synder (‘97) is a quality engineer at

Aisin Automotive Casting.

Christen Lynne Tomlinson (‘97) is the head

tennis coach and Counseling Center intern at

Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, TN.

Jonathan Wood Thomas (‘97) is the senior

buyer for Indianapolis Water Co. in

Indianapolis, IN.

Timothy David Wilson (‘97) is employed at

Capital One Services, Inc. in Allen, VA. He

works as a SAS programmer.

Carole Colleen Wells (‘97) is a Spanish teacher

at Cherokee High School in Cherokee, NC.

Karen Armes (‘98) is teaching at Bath

County High School (KY).

Daniel Richard Blevins (‘98) is a music

teacher at Millennium Community School

in Columbus, OH.

Lara Christine (Stancil) Brewer (‘98) is an

assistant controller at Jones Petroleum, Inc.

in Jackson, GA.

Jennifer Cox (‘98) is currently teaching in

McCreary County, KY.

Carol York Ford (‘98) teaches English at

Wayne County High School in Monticello,

KY. She is also working toward certification

as a school librarian.

Phillip Ritchey (‘98) is attending Southeastern

Baptist Theological Seminary.

Chris Stephenson (‘98) is an oracle applications

developer at Herff-Jones, Inc. in

Indianapolis, IN.

Story Robbins Stringer (‘98) is teaching

mathematics and physics at Central Baptist

College in Conway, AR.

Jasper Benjamin VanNes (‘98) is a computer

specialist and assistant manager for Rentway,

Inc. in Frankfort, KY.

Jenna Bishop (‘99) is attending graduate school

in California as a library science student.

Joseph Michael Dodridge (‘99) is teaching music

at Dayton Christian High School in Dayton, OH.

Juanita LeAnna (Hardin) Hensley (‘99) is a

special education teacher for Lawrence

County Schools in Louisa, KY.

Roger Dale Hensley (‘99) is working as an

intranet developer for Applied Card Systems

in Huntington, WV.

Susanna Kelley (‘99) is teaching Kindergarten

at Powell Elementary School in Powell, TN.

Shawn Everett King (‘99) is currently earning

his MBA at Xavier University.

Tamara Mick (‘99) is working on her masters in

Criminal Justice at Tennessee State University.

Candace Perry (‘99) is in the masters program

in medical physics at the University

of Kentucky.

Kelvin Perry (‘99) is currently in medical

school at the University of Louisville.

Jason Price (‘99) is currently attending law school

at Regents University in Virginia Beach, VA.

Allison (Wedding) Lay (‘99) is a sales associate

for DeRoyal Sports Medicine supplies in

Powell, TN.

Joseph Richard Martin (‘99) resides in

Williamsburg, KY. He is a support coordinator

at independent opportunities in London, KY.

Chris Stephens (‘99) passed his preliminaries

for his Ph.D. work in mathematics at Vanderbilt

University in Nashville, TN.

Laura Thompson (‘99) is currently a math

teacher at Pulaski County High School in

Somerset, KY.

April Vermillion (‘99) is currently attending

Denver Seminary.


Class Notes


Brent Lee Benning (‘00) is currently working

as a forensic scientist with the Kentucky

State Police at the Southeastern Regional Lab

in London, KY.

Velma LaVonne Birdwell (‘00) is currently

working with the Laurel Grocery Company

in London, KY.

Kim Brennenstuhl (‘00) is enrolled in Chase

Law School.

Amie Broughton (‘00) is teaching Mathematics

at Clinton High School in Clinton, TN.

Leigh Brown (‘00) is working for Lear Corporation

in Michigan.

Brad Collins (‘00) is attending graduate

school at the University of Tennessee,

Knoxville, and working as teaching assistant

in the chemistry department.

James Donald Cooper (‘00) is currently

enrolled in dental school at the University

of Kentucky.

Cathy Duty (‘00) is teaching mathematics

and coaching softball in Valley Station, KY.

Erika Flachskam (‘00) has started her masters

in graphic design at the University of

Tennessee, Knoxville.

Amy Ford (‘00) is teaching mathematics at

Corbin High School in Corbin, KY.

Nathan Hale (‘00) is a graduate student at

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, pursuing

a masters in Public Health.

Sonny Harrison (‘00) is an assistant manager

for Quality Logic in Lexington, KY.

Simeon Hodges (‘00) has a physics teaching

assistantship and is in the masters program in

medical physics at the University of Kentucky.

Elizabeth Ruth (Iles) Lewis (‘00) is teaching

in Claiborne County, TN.

Larry Cleveland Jones (‘00) works as a territory

manager for Carolina Discount Tobacco,

Inc. in Mooresburg, TN.

Anthony Martin (‘00) is teaching and coaching

in Newberry, SC.

Jennifer Morgan (‘00) is a Peace Corps volunteer

and is currently living in El Salvador, C.A.

Stacey Smith (‘00) started her masters in epidemiology

at the University of Tennessee, Memphis.

Melissa Thomas (‘00) is working for Burns

International Security Services in Raleigh,

NC., as a financial manager.

Stephen Wargacki (‘00) started graduate

school in Polymer Chemistry at the University

of Tennessee, Knoxville.


Helen B. White (‘46) passed away January


Bessie Janet Meekins Loring (‘56) passed

away January 2001.

Edith Leeper Bogaard (‘53) passed away

February 21,1998.

Joe Pierce (‘62) passed away January 2001.

Raymond Lawrence, assistant to the president

and religion professor (1972-81),

passed away April 26, 2001.


Lucretia Skinner Vance Gates (‘45) and

Amos Carlisle Gates were married on

February 24, 2001.

David Swope Bergman (‘89) and Lori

Covington were married on January 6, 2001.

Donnie Kevin Grimes (‘89) and Kellye

Michelle Jamison (‘99) were married on

November 27, 2000.

Roger Branscum, Jr. (‘91) and Jamie Back

(‘92) were married on April 10, 1998.

Stephen Daniel Brown (‘92) and Ana

Carolina Gois were married on May 12,


Angie Stevens (‘92) and Scott Weigel were

married on February 22, 2000.

Lisa Farrish (‘93) and Ken Landers were

married on July 4, 1998.

Andrew Abbott (‘94) and Jamie Harral were

married on December 4, 1999.

Kimberly Cloud (‘97) and Darrel Rewis

(‘97) were married in June 1998.

Chris Stephens (‘99) married Heather

Waggoner in July 2000.

Allison Wedding (‘99) married Victor Lay

on October 28, 2000.

Velma Birdwell (‘00) married Michael

Raymond Hampton on October 7, 2000.

Sonny Harrison (‘00) and Jennifer Roberts

were married on December 30, 2000.

Amie Louise Higginbotham (‘00) and

Christopher Roger Bowlin were married on

December 9, 2000.

Elizabeth Ruth Iles (‘00) and Johnny B.

Lewis (‘99) were married July 15, 2000.


Deb (Seckel) House (‘92) and her husband

Sheldon are the proud parents of Elizabeth

Grace, born December 1999.

Beecher Lawrence Johnson (‘92) and his

wife welcome the arrival of their son, Ian


Tom Wheeler (‘95) and Kara Falvey Wheeler

(‘98) welcomed their child, Chase Thomas,

born July 28, 2000.

Barbara Mae Grace (‘99) and Kevin Grace

(‘98) welcomed their son, Noah Gavin

Grace, to the family on April 3, 2000.


Fire Damages Gatliff Building

Renovation and Restoration Efforts Begin Immediately

Williamsburg fire officials Structural damage from the fire was contained

to the attic area above the Gatliff contacted about the fire while out of the

college president Dr. Jim Taylor, who was

were alerted to a fire in

the Dr. Ancil Gatliff Chapel. The interior of the chapel sustained state on college business. “I am additionally

grateful for the efforts of the administra-

Memorial Building at smoke and water damage. An impressive

approximately 7:58 a.m. on Saturday, June

16, 2001. Members of the college administration

and staff were just beginning the second

day of a summer orientation program for

prospective students when smoke from the

fire was noticed and reported.

The Gatliff Building was constructed

in 1955 and is a centerpiece of the

pipe organ, that was installed when the

building was constructed, was also destroyed.

In addition, water damaged the flooring in

the main corridor.

“First and foremost we are truly thankful

that no one was injured in this fire; buildings

can be replaced but lives cannot,” states

tion and staff as they dealt with this situation,”

added Taylor.

Renovation and restoration efforts began

immediately upon receiving approval from

the state fire marshal. It is hoped that these

efforts will completed prior to the beginning

of the fall semester in August.

college campus. Administrative

Gatliff Memorial Building Restoration

offices are housed in the building

along with an impressive chapel

and several classrooms. The

Gatliff Memorial Chapel was

completely renovated in 1992.

Please find enclosed my enclosed gift for the restoration of the Gatliff Memorial Building.

Name _____________________________________________

Address ___________________________________________

The renovation included the

installation of beautiful stained City _______________________ State _____ Zip __________

glass windows that depict events

in the life of Christ and the history

of the college. An additional

Return form to: Dr. Jim Taylor

Cumberland College

6191 College Station Drive

renovation project including the

Williamsburg, KY 40769

main corridor was completed earlier

this year.

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happening in your life. And believe it

or not, so do your fellow alumni.

Please write us and tell us if you have

changed jobs, married, increased your

family or received an honor.

Write to:

Cumberland College

Office of Alumni Services

6178 College Station Dr.

Williamsburg, KY 40769

Fax information to: (606) 539-4303

or email to:


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