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PC students engage in activities or 'rights of
passage' that are not totally in line with those
values, the school's steadfast adherence to the
highest principles will resonate in them in the
future and will become an indelible mark of
leadership as future leaders emerge."

Goswami, though, said she sees rays of
hope in this particular generation as she's
witnessed some of her former students, now
teachers, using technology to connect with
their own students around the world and lead-
ing discussions on issues like climate change,
AIDS, and New Orleans post-Katrina. And,
so, she is issuing a challenge of her own.

"PC, already a leader in promoting civic
engagement and serive, is in a position to
involve PC students and graduates in this
dynamic, emerging youth leadership move-
ment," she said. "What a story that will be!"

Kirven said he is proud of his alma mater
for making leadership a priority.

"I have always cherished PC's emphasis
on service, but for years I have thought PC
should do more to develop students as lead-
ers, and now this is happening, he said. The
world certainly needs leaders today, in every
worthwhile endeavor, and there are plenty of
opportunities for PC graduates to influence
great events affecting thousands, as well as
those small and unhearalded situations that
so often mean everything to but one person.
The key here is the values a person becomes
imbued with along the way, especially the
values purposefully developed during a PC
educational experience."


Fellow Blue Hose,

Beginning with this magazine, I will be writing a column from me to you about my thoughts on PC and on the
PC Alumni Association. 1 arrived at PC as a freshman in 1971 and except for two or thee years, 1 have spent my
entire adult life here in Clinton, where I met my wife Kim '79 and raised both daughters, Kelley '05 and Taylor
'10, while scr\'ing my alma mater.

After talking about my family, my favorite thing to talk about is PC, and 1 love seeing and visiting with PC
folks. During my years here 1 have had the privilege of working and traveling with some of our legends - Ben
Hay Hammer, Tom Stallworth, Ed Campbell, and Cally Gault. I met so many people and learned so much of
what I know about the history of PC and Clinton from these great men. 1 sit beside Coach Gault in the choir at
First Presbyterian Church, so I am still learning from him.

1 also learned a lot from Mrs. Mary Lehman. Besides knowing all the alumni, she was a proofreader extraordi-
naire and could have taught English grammar for the English Department (I'm sure that I have spelled some-
thing wrong or misplaced a comma in this column). One of the things Mrs. Lehman drilled into my head was
the proper use of the word "alumni," especially when talking about gender or number of alumni. Many people
struggle with this, so someone gave me the answer for us all. From now on, everyone who reads this column
should be well versed in the proper way to talk about yourself and your fellow alumni. Read on ...

Are you an alumnus ... alumni ...?

Many graduates are confused by the terminology when speaking about alumni, so with apologies to the
Honor Council, here is a little cheat sheet for everyone:

Alumnus - one male

Alumni - more than one male (pronounced "alum-n'eye"')

Alumna -one female

Alumnae - more than one female (pronounced "alum-knee"

Alumni - both male and female (pronounced as above)

For you chickens!

"alum" -one

"alums" -more than one

Now you are armed with newfound knowledge that took me years to learn. Maybe in future columns we'll talk
about other important questions. In fact, if you have something that you would want me to write about at some
point, I encourage you to email me at [email protected] .

HOMECOMING ... my favorite event of the year ... will happen on the weekend of October 3-4- 1 hope you
will make plans to attend. Reunions tor the classes ending in "3" and "8" are in the works, and don't forget
that we will take class reunion pictures on Saturday morning in front of Edmunds Hall. The Class of 1958 will
celebrate their 50th reunion and will be inducted into the Ben Hay Hammet Society for all classes who have
passed their 50th reunion year. If you haven't attended the Alumni Association meeting in a while, I encour-
age you to come to Edmunds Hall at 1 1 a.m. on Saturday, to hear from President Griffith and honor several
deserving alumni. We'll even spice it up with a little entertainment.

I hope you all have an enjoyable summer and a glorious vacation.

Randy Randall CD

Executive Director of Alumni and Community Relations

Poetry and memoirs
published by founder's
great-grandson, P3

William P. Jacobs III '40 has published a
book of poetry and memoirs entitled M^
Sentiments Exactly.

The book consists of 123 pages of
Jacobs' poetry and his recollections, in-
cluding memories of his service in the US
armed forces during WWII. Incidentally,
Jacobs said that during his years in service,
he was never assigned where he didn't run
into other PC grads. In 1939 he attended
a New York University Summer Radio
Workshop studying, in particular, radio
drama; following which he returned to PC
to be a student assistant to professor Hugh
Holman, writing and directing student
actors in weekly half-hour radio dramas
depicting events in South Carolina history.
The programs were sent out as recordings
to eight stations in South Carolina, North
Cu'olina, an^l Gcorizia.

While at PC he earned a major in
English and was art director of both PC
magazines which preceded Figs and Thistles
and the PaC SaC.

Jacobs is a great-grandson and the
namesake of PC's founder and a son of Wil-
liam P. Jacobs II, who was president of the
college from 1935 to 1945. His nickname,
P3, was given to him by students, as he was
the third William P. Jacobs to have a con-
nection with the college.

A few years after the death of his first
wife. Sue, he married Erna Sommer Jacobs,
from Hungary. They live at the Clinton
campus of South Carolina Presbyterian
Retirement Communities. She commutes
to Columbia, where she works in the Gov-
ernor's Office for Constituent Services.

His hook, M51 Sentiments Exactly, can
he bought at PC's bookstore. The Depot,
in downtown Clinton. It is also available
at the author's web site, www.williamp- No computer? Write him at
Presbyterian Retirement Community,
801 Musgrove St., Unit 83, Clinton, SC

My Sentiments



William P. Jacobs,

i? Jacobs, in

Two alumni inducted into Hall of Fame

PC continues to provide inspiration and opportunities to do good work. Seven out
of ten current students volunteer alone or with an organization, embracing the
atmosphere of service that alumni experienced as PC students.

Two alumni were recently recognized for their achievements and service when the
Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands inducted Bob Hill '58 and Heyward Hinton '81
into Alumni Hall of Fame. Hill is presently the chief operating officer for the philan-
thropic PSARAS Foundation, and Hinton serves as the chief hearing officer for the
Department of Pardon, Probation, and Parole.

The college's focus on helping others makes the world a better place— one Blue
Hose at a time.

Richard Galloway '68 ot the
Isle ot Palms is a co-editor
of a comprehensive new
soyhean reference book
entitled Soybeans: Chemistry,
Pniduaion, Processing and
L'tilijation, Vol. 2, published
by the American Oil Chem-
ists' Society. This reference
work includes 21 concise
chapters covering all aspects
ot soybeans from genetics,
breeding, and quality to post-harvest management,
marketing, and utiHzation, U.S. domestic versus
foreign practices, and production methods. Galloway
is president ot Galloway & Associates LLC, a business
consulting firm specializing in strategic, risk man-
agement and marketing support for agri-processing
companies, their suppliers and their customers. He is
a native of Rock Hill, S.C., received his MBA from
Georgia State University and is also a graduate of the
University ot Michigan Executive Program.


Judge Robert E. Guess '70

was honored last tall by the
York County Bar Association
at a dinner at the Pal-
metto Room in Rock Hill for
"dedicated service to South
Carolina... etc."


Tommie Ellis Reece '71,

program manager for the
Lifelong Learning program at
Furman University, has been
appointed president-elect of
the South Carolina Associa-
tion for Higher Continuing
Education (S.C.A.H.C.E.).
S.C.A.H.C.E. was formed in
^'77 and works to promote
continuing education in
order to better serve students and other consum-
ers of continuing education programs. Reese joined
Furman in 2001. Prior to that, she spent 22 years at
Greenville Technical College, where she served as di-
rector of admissions and enrollment. She was elected
to the Greenville County School board in 1996, and
has ser\'ed the board as secretary, vice chair and chair


Jerry Beach '72 has been promoted to regional busi-
ness development officer at Southcoast Community
Bank of Mount Pleasant, S.C. He joined the comp..'
last year as a business development officer P^evI^llI^!>
he owned Advanced Cellular for 21 years.


Buren Blankenship '76 and his wife, Luanne, are
living in Starkville, Miss., where Buren is now the
pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church.


Jay C. Byars '80 has been selected by the Columbia
World Affairs Council as one of four educators to
represent South Carolina in Turkey this summer as
a participant in the Turkish Summer Study. This
program, sponsored by the Turkish Cultural Founda-
tion, is intended to introduce South Carolina teachers
and students to the Turkish culture, its people and
the nation. Jay, a member of the Presbyterian College
Board of Visitors, will contribute to the Columbia
World Affairs Council's tall presentation "Portrait of
Turkey." Jay teaches advanced placement European
history, advanced placement U.S. government and
politics and global studies at Brookland-Cayce High
School in Cayce. Jay and his wife, Sarah Jane, live in
West Columbia.


Sarah Barker Farmay '82 and her husband Tarlo-
chan recently opened their second store, a Quiinos
franchise, in Longs, S.C. Sarah currently teaches at
Loris Middle School. The couple has two children
- Pamnder (19) and Anguli (18).


Cheryl Thomas '83 just received the Florence
Blakely Award, the highest honor the Duke Univer-
sity Library conters on staff members by recognizing
"extraordinary performance that far exceeds individual
goals or expectations." Cheryl can be contacted
at [email protected]

Paul D. deHoic:er '83 has been appointed to the
hoard ot trustees for Thomwell Home for Children
in Clinton, S.C, and will serve a three-year term as
a board member. Paul is a member of Moses Koon
& Brackett, PC - a Columbia firm with practice in
eminent domain, general litigation, business organiza-
tion, insurance defense, probate and estate planning.
After attending law school, he served as law clerk to
the Hon. Frank P McGowan, Jr., S.C. Circuit Court
and assistant chief counsel for the S.C. Department
of Transportation. He has been a frequent lecturer on
eminent domain and condemnation. He is a former
member ol the Thomwell Home for Children Board
of Visitors and the S.C. Military History Club. Paul is
a graduate of ihe University of South Carolina (M.A.,
J.D.) His practice areas include litigation, eminent
domain and condemnr' law.

Girls from the class of 1988 and 1989 enjoyed a girl's
weekend in a mountain cabin in Highlands, N.C.

Pictured from left to right: Elizabeth Collier jacksun '88 ot John's Creek, Ga.; Suzanne
Lloyd Stone '88 of Cullowhee, N.C; Jackie Gingrich Cushman '88 of Atlanta, Ga.; Ann
Marie Carr Ramsey '89 of Portland, Ore.; and Beth Burnett Balga '89, ot Dunwoody, Ga.

Alum believes fellow
alum will be a strong
investment for ITC

When Presbyterian College alumnus
Campbell B. Lanier III '72 went searching
for his successor as chief executive officer
of ITC Holding Company, he looked no
further than fellow alum Walter D. Shealy

Shealy, a 1971 graduate of PC and
a former member of the college's board
of trustees, was named this spring as the
successor to Lanier, a 1972 PC grad and a
former honorary chair of the Promise and
the Challenge campaign. Shealy has served
with the company as the president and chief
operating officer since early 2005 . Lanier will
remain with the company as chairman.

Originally from South Carolina, Shealy
is the owner of Black Grove, a successful,
registered Black Angus cattle ranch.

ITC Holding Company specializes in
telecommunications, technology develop-
ment, venture capital, financial services,
and real estate development. Successful
communications and technology com-
panies founded by ITC Holding include
ITC/Deltacom, a regional phone services
company;, later acquired
by Earthlink;, acquired by; and Powertel, acquired

by Deutsche Telecom (T-Mobile). Current
company holdings include Pre-Solutions,
ITC Financial Services, ITC Commercial
Funding LLC, Capstone Funding, e-com-
pany stores,, and the Greater
Valley Group family of companies.

With more than 37 years experience
in banking, bond management, real estate
development, insurance, and consulting,
Shealy "intends to build the ITC Hold-
ing Company assets to over $1 billion by

The ultimate goal, he said, is to build
"shareholder value for investors and employ-
ees while providing innovative services and
products in a manner consistent with the
core values of our company."

Shealy and his wife, Jean, have two
adult sons.

Walter D. Shealy,




Robert LeClair '85 is working tor the world's
leader in GIS technologies, ESRl, as an instructor in
Broomtield, Colo. He has been a resident of Colorado
tor more than 10 years and in his off time is an avid
mountaineer, hiker, climber, and mountain biker. In
January-, Robert successtully climbed Pico de Orizaba
in central Mexico, the third highest mountain in
North America.

~ JudyRodda'85,and
her tamily - husband
Kirk, son Nathan (12)
and daughter Emma
(9) - were living in
Pittsburgh, Penn.,
from January through
June 2008 tor Kirk's sabbatical from the University
of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. Judy is working
on her Ph.D., researching abundance and distribution
of one of the groups of an endemic dolphin from New
Zealand called the Hector's Dolphin.


Steven Durst '87 is cur-
rently deployed in Iraq, his
4th tour of duty with the
.Army Reser\-e's 360th Civil
.Affairs Unit. He previously
served our country in the first
Cmlt War, Bosnia, Atghani-
vtan. In February 2008, he
was promoted to Lieutenant
Colonel during his current
deployment. He will return
home from his 4th deployment in June. Steve was
recently married to Catherine Hodges, PC class of
1995, and is the son-in-law of Dewitt Hodges, PC
class of 1965. Steve has worked tor Forest Laborato-
ries in management and sales capacities since 1998.
Steve and Catherine reside in Mt Pleasant, SC.

Mary Susan Gannon Davies '87 gladly announces
that she has opened her law practice in Glen Allen,
Va., where she also lives with her husband, Philip. Her
practice consists of wills, trusts, administrative, and
environmental law. Mary Susan has also remained an
active member of the Pennsylvania Bar. The Davies
belong to St. Michael's Catholic Church and partici-
pate in ministries there. On December 7, 2007, they
welcomed their first grandchild, Dylan.

Bradley D. Thacker, '88, a
Spartanburg, S.C.,
native, has been named vice
president of quality at Nissan
North American (NNA).
In this role he will oversee
quality activities in Nissan's
manufacturing operations.
Brad joined Nissan in August
2005 as director of product quality and was promoted
to senior director for product quality in April 2006.
He resides in Brentwood, Tenn.

Julia Turner '88 has been employed since 1999 with
Interim Healthcare Hospice in Spartanburg, S.C., as
a medical social worker. She spends her off-time with
her nieces, Sarah and Emily, and travels as often as
possible. "When my trip route finds me on 1-26, 1 of-
ten detour to PC for a walk around campus," she said.
"The PC campus is truly a beautiful place, and the
academics continue to have a solid reputation. The
older 1 get, the more I value the years I spent there."


Angle Thompson '89 of Spartanburg, S.C., and
Thomas Stewart of Greenville, S.C., were married
April 18, 2008, at Cleveland Park Event Center. The
bride received her master's degree from Furman Uni-
versity. She works for School District 6 at Dawkins
Middle School. The groom is a graduate of Anderson
College and is the owner of Stewart Transport Com-
pany. The couple will reside in Spartanburg.


Keith Tims '90 and Nancy
Collins Tims '91 are pleased
to share the news of the hirth
ot their first child William
Jackson "Will" Tims. Will
was bom on April 19, 2008.
Keith is also pleased to report
that he received his Ph. D.
last April from Georgia State
University. Nancy teaches
fifth grade in Gainesville,
Ga., and Keith will be teach-
ing theater at Clark Atlanta University in the tall.

Dr. Jennifer E. Woodward '90 was appointed as-
sistant dean for taculr^- affairs at the University of
Pittsburgh School of Medicine on October 1, 2007.
In addition to her new appointment. Dr. Woodward
holds the positions of administrative director for
research and academic affairs at the Thomas E. Star:l
Transplantation Institute, and research associate
professor of surgery at the University of Pittsburgh.

Some of the women from Class of 1990 converged
in Columbia, S.C., for a December gathering to
meet Nancy Bates O'Connor's twin boys. Nancy
lives in England and her boys were nine months old
during their first visit to the U.S. Sally Davenport
McKenzie and Jennifer Hudson Smith hosted the
party, and Carrie Jobson Brlgham made the trek from
Augusta, Ga. The party was held at Lou Davenport
Schraibman's '87 house.


Jeffrey Bennett '91 and Staci Evans are to be married
July 26, 2008, at Pittman Park United Method-
ist Church in Statesboro, Ga. The groom-elect is
employed by the Appraisal Center of Saint Simons
Island. The bride-elect is a graduate of Georgia
Southern University and is a teacher at Saint Simons
Elementary School.

Randy Randall

Randall joins PMPA
board of trustees

Clinton mayor Randy Randall, a
hoard member witli the Piedmont Mu-
nicipal Power Associatioii (PMPA), was
named this year to a three-year term on
the American Puhlic Power Association's
Policy Makers Council by APPA's hoard
of directors.

APPA is the Washington, D.C.-
hased national service organization rep-
resenting more than 2,000 not-for- profit,
community-owned electric utilities that
serve approximately 45 million consum-
ers nationwide.

The Policy Makers Council assists
APPA in promoting federal legislation
that is important to puhlic power systems
like PMPA and opposing harmful legis-
lation. It also provides advice on other
issues of importance to APPA. Members
of the council meet a minimum of twice
a year, and participate in meetings with
elected representatives and congressio-
nal staff tor the purposes of supporting
APPA's national legislative agenda.

The council is made up of 40 mem-
bers who serve on either utility boards
or are elected officials in public power
communities. Four members are ap-
pointed to the Council from each of
the 10 geographic regions recognized by
APPA. In addition, there are a number of
"at-large" members of the Council from
across the country who are appointed
based on vacancies in the 10 regions.

Randall '75 is the executive director
of alumni and community relations at
Presbyterian College in addition to serv-
ing his second term as mayor of the Citv
of Clinton.

Proud grandfathers Laine Ligon and

Greg Pearce show off their PC clan at

Little Gym in Columbia

i'ictured from left to right:

• Adger Johnson, son of Sazy Ligon Johnson '97 and
grandson of Laine Ligon '70

• Carohne Cresswell, daughter of Adam and Ashley
Owens Cresswell ('00)

• Brewer LaMotte, son of Rawlings Lamotte '99

• Barron Cruea, son of Louise Pearce Cruea '99 and
grandson of Greg Pearce '70

Dr. David L. Cole '91 has been named principal of
Valdosta Middle School in Valdosta, Ga., where he
resides with his wife, Cheryl, and their two daughters.

Greg Tallant '91 was

ordained to the priest-
hood in the Episcopal
Church in July of
2007. He is serving as
an assisting priest at
St. Peter's Episcopal
I'hurch in Rome,
GA. In attendance at
the ordination were
Or Dean Thompson
and the rector of St.
Peter's, the Rev. Roger Ard '73. Greg is pictured
at the ordination with his wife, Emily, and their two
sons, Andrew (8) and James (6).


Ga., and ( 'i

Shara Garwood Sanders '92

and husband, Garrett, joyful-
ly announce the adoption of
their daughter and hrst child,
I illian Michelle. Jillian was
horn on November 6, 2007
in Jacksonville, Fla. Shara,
Garrett, Jillian, and their
dog Lulu live in Decatur,
Ga. Shara is an attorney at
Rogers & Hardin in Atlanta,
ntist in Tucker, Ga.

South Carolina award is
one for the record hooks
and for a PC alum

Earlier this year, the Georgetown County
Lihrary became the first library in South
Carolina ever to receive a National Medal
for Library Service.

Its proud director? None other than 1976
alumnus Dwight Mclnvaill.

Georgetown County Lihrary, where Mc-
IiivaiU has served the last 12 years, was one
of only five libraries awarded the prestigious
medal, which was presented at the White
House by First Lady Laura Bush on behalf of
the federal Institute of Museum and Library

As the primary source ot federal funding
for museums and libraries, the Institute has a
unique vantage point on the vital role these
institutions play in American society. The
National Medal for Museum and Library
Service was created to underscore that role.
The winners are as diverse as the nation's
cultural landscape: small and large, urban
and rural. They have one thing in common:
they have developed innovative ways to serve
their communities.

Georgetown County Library' has emerged
as a national treasure by inspiring residents
to embrace their heritage and to dream of a
bright future armed with literacy, pride, and

In a county where illiteracy in some
areas approached 30 percent, and poverty
hovered around 16 percent, Georgetown
County Library succeeded by launching
programs designed to encourage all residents,
regardless of age or background, to think big
and to ponder big questions.

Library leaders planned and produced
lectures, exhibitions, docurnentaries, oral-
history videos, storytelling, dance, and music
to bring residents together on the topic of
race and reconciliation.

To bolster preschool education, the
Georgetown County Library established a
curriculum, donated collections of 30-60
books to 42 childcare centers, gave personal
books each quarter to 630 preschoolers,
and provided the services of a countywide
storyteller. An Adult Literacy Council helps
adults learn how to read, while continuing-
education courses help dozens of parents
and educators gain credits in everything
from medical issues to computer resources.
Wliile looking to the past for perspective and
inspiration, Georgetown County Library has
never stopped looking forward to make lite
better for its patrons.

"This is a tremendous honor for George-
town County Library and a testament to
the wonderful work it is doing to celebrate
the diverse history of the county," said U.S.
Representative James E. Clyburn. "As the
husband of a retired librarian, I appreciate
the extraordinary work they are doing in
Georgetown County, and this award reflects
their dedication to innovative and enriching
programs and services."



Presbyterian College's influence is alive and well at a
city school system in CarroUton, Georgia

Two ot the top leadership positions at CarroUton City Schools are held by PC graduates.
Thomas A. Wilson 77 is superintendent of CarroUton City Schools and Mark Albertus
'95, who was recently hired hy Wilson to serve as principal of CarroUton High School.
Albertus was a soccer standout at PC and named NCAA Division II Goalkeeper of the
Year in 1994.

Other PC alumni at CarroUton High School are Kurt Hitzeman '03, a social studies teacher

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