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School Administrator Take A Look Back Individualized Attention Made Methodist A Good Choice

I have very fond memories of my four years at Methodist. The saying that a smaller college or university affords students more individualized attention was truly the case at Methodist!

Ronald K. Phipps

The Lord blessed my three brothers and me with parents who taught us the value of education. We were raised in a Christian home where my parents stressed education and discipline! Our father is a Baptist preacher, and his values and those of my mother were instilled in us at a young age. Born: Feb. 17, 1967 in Fayetteville, NC Residence: Stedman, NC Current Occupation: Assistant Principal, Mac Williams Middle School, Fayetteville, NC Education: B.A., Social Studies Education, Methodist College, 1989; M.A., Education (Administration), Fayetteville State University, 1995 Community Activities: Town Commissioner, Stedman. I, like most other high school seniors, was looking forward to going away to college. But when it came down to making the final decision, I wanted to stay close to home. I remember Coach Mike Parsons calling my twin brother Don and me several times trying to recruit us to Methodist. We finally decided to remain in town and attend Methodist. I have never regretted my decision. I appreciate the athletic memories and the strong athletic programs. I was a member of the men’s tennis team from 1985-1988. The road trips were fun, as was visiting other parts of our state. We did not One of the first things we did when we arrived was meet with our advisors. My advisor was Mr. Parker Wilson. I enjoyed working with him and eventually took all of his classes. I decided to major in History/Education with a Physical Education Endorsement. win a lot, but we had fun as a team. My best friend in high school was a member of the baseball team (Scott Smith). At one point we had decided to attend another school, (as a matter of fact, we had our room assignment and were about to send in our deposit), but in the end we both decided to attend Methodist College. The professors at Methodist were always approachable. Dr. Hendricks, Mr. Lowdermilk, and Dr. Sadler were also always more than willing to meet with students to discuss any concerns. I remember meeting with Dr. and Mrs. Hendricks in their home on several occasions to discuss current events. I bet you do not find that at many schools! I am proud to be a Methodist graduate. I know many educators who are fellow Methodist graduates; that also makes me proud. look for students Each year I who would Ron Phipps (back has worked in middle schools for 11 years. The social activities and athletic activities were also very memorable. The dorms had activities and contests that the students really seemed to enjoy. the small college enjoy atmosphere. With the Greatest Gift Scholarship, we can help the college continue to grow and prosper! —Ron Phipps

Alumni Board Seeks Annual Award Nominations

The Alumni Association Board of Directors is currently seeking nominations for the annual awards presented during Homecoming weekend. Nominations will be accepted until August 15, 2001. Please include as much background information as possible on nominees. Send nominations to the Alumni Office, Methodist College, 5400 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC 28311. Outstanding Faculty Award This award recognizes a faculty/staff member for excellence in teaching, involvement in the College and local community, and loyalty to Methodist College. Outstanding Alumni Service This award recognizes a graduate’s support of and participation in the activities of Methodist College. Distinguished Alumni This award recognizes a graduate’s individual achievements in his/her profession and/or for service of the highest order to his/her community.

Summer 2001

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