Martin Methodist College Awards Exemplary Student Award to Samantha Davenport & Katie Reid.
This year’s recipients of the Alumni Association Exemplary Student Award went to two truly amazing young ladies. Samantha Davenport, a MMC Volleyball player, an extraordinary leader saving lives alongside the American Red Cross one pint of blood at a time. As well as Katie Reid, a MMC Soccer player encouraging others by showing compassion and love of diversity, in turn inspiring others. Each received a memento, $100 cash, and $100 gift certificate to the MMC Bookstore.
As a MMC Alumni, you have the unique opportunity to help enrich the lives of current and future students, to be advocates of the unique experience MMC has to offer. The MMC Alumni Association uses the funds raised during our Annual Golf Tournament, as well as dues collected to make contributions throughout the year to different academic departments, athletic teams, travel budgets, scholarships, awards, and improvements around camps.
Join the Martin Methodist College Alumni Association from now till 2020 for just $20.20, normally $50, and be a part of something Exemplary.
For questions regarding the Alumni Association, please contact Jaymi Ray, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund at (931)424-4062, or email email@example.com Please send all payments to, Martin Methodist College, Advancement, 433 W. Maddison St., Pulaski, TN 38478.
THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION IS DOING GREAT THINGS AGAIN!
At Homecoming 2018, the Women’s Soccer team, and the Clay Target team were presented with a $500 check each to congratulate them on a successful year of competition. Both teams advanced to their respective championship rounds to finish out the seasons strong. A big thanks to the Alumni Association for all they do.
Kudos Class of 1966 for raising $10,225.00 and endowing a scholarship. And it's not too late to give. Make a donation by calling the Advancement Office at 363-9824. You are changing lives!
MARY MCCONNELL & GEORGE W. FREY
Unaware of the budding love between them at the time, Mary and George began their life together in January 1955 with a group of friends standing around a piano on Martin Methodist College campus while Mary and another student played familiar tunes with 4-hands as everyone sang. Their first date was a sock-hop in the lobby of the boys’ dorm on February 14, 1955. They were engaged in August of that same year and married June 5, 1956.
Mary majored in music at Martin Methodist and credits her piano professor, Zoe Harris, for giving her a career in music. In fact, George and Mary spent their lives together working in music as teachers, performers, church musicians, etc.
“I knew I had to start planning for Mary’s legacy to be anchored somewhere when in early to mid-2000s, her onset with the incurable symptoms of Alzheimer's disease became evident, and Martin Methodist became the obvious place,” George said. “In essence, I wanted to pay Martin Methodist back in some small way for the profound impact the college had on both of our lives.”
Therefore, George decided to invest an amount equal to what Mary received at the passing of her parents, Herbert S. and Zora T. McConnell—memorializing them as well.
The monetary gift made to Martin Methodist will live on in the students who pass through these halls and in the form of music performed in this Recital Hall for years to come—allowing Mary and George to continue making music together as they did for more than 50 years. Soli Deo gloria!