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December 7, 2019
2:00 PM
Main Gallery
508 North Cusick Street
Maryville, TN 37804
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Tenth Watch: Maryville College at the Millennium Mark by Gerald W. Gibson (Book Launch)

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Library Sponsored - Open to Public

Just before Gerald Gibson accepted the presidency of Maryville College in 1993, a friend told him that he had heard "the college was about to close." It wasn't, but the condition of the nearly 200-year-old institution was not good. Declining enrollments and buildings in disrepair had sapped much of the energy from the college. Tenth Watch is Dr. Gibson's story of how the college, with strong leadership and committed constituents, climbed back into the ranks of America’s premier small colleges. Join Dr. Gibson's personal and professional family as we celebrate the publication of this important contribution to the history of Maryville College. Copies of Tenth Watch will be on sale with all proceeds benefiting the Blount County Friends of the Library (BCFOL). The event is free and open to the public and will be in the Main Gallery