Members of the Maryville College Community,
Our Bicentennial year has arrived! The main goals for the Bicentennial are for more people to know about Maryville College, realize and celebrate the College’s influence in the region and support the important work happening on campus and beyond. We hope you will take time this year and join us for the many events planned in 2019. It is my hope that in our celebratory year, you not only learn more about the ways in which this historic institution has grown and advanced over the last 200 years, but also how the College has stayed true to some very timeless values.
“Sturdy as a Rock: Our Bicentennial Story” is written and directed by MC theatre major Leonard Lively ’19 as part of his senior thesis. It will be performed on March 30 & 31 at the Clayton Center for the Arts. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors (ages 60 and older) and students. Admission is free for Maryville College faculty, staff and students, but a printed ticket is required. Find out more about this and other Bicentennial events »
Maryville College: Noble, Grand, and True for Two Centuries, a 160-page, hardcover, large-format book is now available for pre-order. Produced by Grandin Hood Publishers with original, never-before-seen images taken by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Robin Hood and photos from the College’s Archives, the book tells the story of people and events that have shaped Maryville College for 200 years. Place your order today!
The College’s nearly 200-year history includes humble origins, heroic individuals, bold decisions, unique traditions and ambitious advancements. Read the Founding Story, follow the timeline and learn more about our presidents, campus and traditions. Appreciate MC’s history»
Planning & Structure
Maryville College’s Bicentennial Steering Committee, co-chaired by Dr. Gerald Gibson, president emeritus, and Wayne Kramer ’74, former chairman of the College’s Board of Directors, will guide the special events and initiatives. Read more »
Images of the earliest years of the College are scarce, but Archives has a good collection of photos that show change and progress through two centuries. We’re starting with some of the oldest images. Take a look »
In recent years, the College has filmed interviews with former faculty and staff, students, graduates and donors. We have memories of Anderson Hall, of Crawford House, of legends. Watch them here, and come back for more »
Share your Story
It is the memories, common experiences and values that bind together the Maryville College community and provide a solid foundation on which to build a Bicentennial. At a place as old as MC, stories abound, but we are always happy to collect more. Share yours »
For nearly two centuries, students at Maryville College have received a world-class liberal arts education thanks to financial gifts from alumni, parents, companies, foundations, churches, faculty, staff and friends. Ensure that the excellence and transformative quality of an MC education continue into a third century. Give today!