Bill Billings ’68, Editor Tom Maze ’93, Alumni Editor Lee Glenn, Sports Editor Jami Sheppard, Bill Billings,Theresa Dwenger,
Photographers Angela Cunningham, Graphic Designer Cynthia Curtis, Michael Molter ’94, Copy Editors
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OFFICERS
Bryan May ’92, President Nona D. Fisher ’88, 1st Vice President Larry Philpott ’73, nd Vice President Trudi Jaber Waters ’70, Secretary Lynn M. Carraway ’71, Immediate Past President
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION DIRECTORS
Travis Alfrey ’96, Sylvia Tartt Boland ’82, Lynn M. Carraway ’71, Gordon Dixon ’66, Kim Johnson ’95, Nona Fisher ’88, Jamie Justice ’94, Don F. Leatherman ’72, James Malloy ’78, Elaine Marshall ’83, Bryan May ’92, Jerry Mozingo ’87, Marsha Henry Nardone ’68, Betty Neill Parsons ’64, David M. Perry ’78, Larry Philpott ’73, James B. Smith ’91, Michael Stone ’92, Rebecca Strickland ’77, Trudi Jaber Waters ’70, Mark Kendrick ’83
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In This Issue
VOLUME 4 , NO.
Enrollment Passes 2,200 Mark
The Class of 2001
ARRIVED Scholars Are All Business
Soprano Sings Her Way Through MC
Students, Faculty Tour Italy & Greece
The Sports Report
Alumni News & Class Notes
On the Cover
MC’s first graduates of the new millennium process from the Berns Student Center to Reeves Auditorium for their baccalaureate service. A total of 187 students received degrees at the College’s 38th spring commencement May 6.
Photo by Bill Billings
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