Over 500 alumni came home to the Ridge for several activities related to Reunion Weekend. They were able to reminisce with their McCallie brethren and catch up with former teachers and coaches.
Some alumni started the weekend early by meeting with their classmates on Thursday night for casual events around town. Many ended up at a local McCallie-owned establishment, sporting blue McCallie koozies.
The weekend continued with perfect weather for golf on Lookout Mountain, sporting clays out in Spencer, Tennessee, and a HUGE tailgate on the soccer field with the entire McCallie “family”! The evening was capped off with a dramatic football win over Baylor at Spears Stadium in a game between two top-ranked teams.
On Saturday, the day began with an alumni awards ceremony in the Quadrangle, where several alumni were recognized for their professional and civic achievements with the Alumni Achievement Awards, and for their loyalty to McCallie and their class with True Blue Awards. A complete list of all award recipients is below. A recording of the ceremony is available here.
Alumni were also invited to attend two presentations on campus. The first featured Dr. Duke Richey ‘86, Baker Chair of American History, presenting “The Man on the Medal: The Life, Death, and Legacy of Clifford Barker Grayson ‘12.” A recording of the presentation is available here. A well-attended presentation and student panel focused on McCallie’s public purpose initiatives that have become an integral part of the school.
Saturday was capped off with 18 class parties around town. We painted the town blue!
True Blue Awards
Carl McPhail ’75, Charlotte, North Carolina
Grady Jacoway ’76, Ooltewah, Tennessee (posthumously presented to brother Steve Jacoway ’78)
Jeff Brewer ’81, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Kevin Stophel ’85, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Jeff Turner ’86, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Kyle Eiselstein ’90, Lookout Mountain, Georgia
Jeff Scotchie ’91, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Nick Wilkinson ’96, Lookout Mountain, Tennessee
Alumni Achievement Awards
Mike Alday ’85, Franklin, Tennessee
Haddon N. Allen ’66, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
George Dewey IV ’90, Charlotte, North Carolina
Dr. Keith Dressler ’76, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Larry M. Gold ’61, Atlanta, Georgia
Johnny Graham ’95, Williamsburg, Virginia
Micah Guster ’01, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Albert D. Huddleston ’70, Dallas, Texas
Nick Kyriakidis ’91, Chattanooga
The Rev. Randy Martin ’65, Chattanooga
Thomas H. McCallie III ’60, Chattanooga
David C. McNair ’56, Madison, Mississippi
Dr. Larry McNeill Jr. ’55, Southern Pines, North Carolina
Ward Nelson ’75, Lookout Mountain, Tennessee
Ralph Potter ’81, Chattanooga
Dr. Lucas Powers ’80, Franklin, Tennessee
John Pregulman ’76, Denver, Colorado
John Richert ’90, Atlanta
David S. Steele ’71, Statesville, North Carolina
Bryan Tilson ’00, Shanghai, China
Jonathan Westfield ’96, Culver City, California
Jeff Whetstone ’86, Brooklyn, New York
Distinguished alumni will be recognized during Golden M Weekend on October 22-23.
Photos from the weekend are posted here.
- Reunion Weekend