Neville Renewed Naming Opportunities
Alumni Cliff Sheffield ’68, Dr. Mac Smith ’67, and Dr. David Berry ’68 are leading the efforts to name a classroom in memory of the late S. Allen King, Jr. and the late Dr. Yvonne King.
Professor Allen King taught English in Neville Hall and lived on campus in a small house behind Spencer Hall. Mr. King touched the lives of many undergraduates during his 26-year tenure at PC from 1959-1985. He also wrote the grammar handbook that was used for many years in the English department. Dr. Yvonne King, professor emeritus of French, taught for 18 years. In addition to being known for her kind demeanor and passion for teaching the French language and about French culture, Dr. King began the first study abroad program for PC students.
Naming Memorial for S. Allen King, Jr. & Dr. Yvonne King
$27,970 raised | Goal $50,000
Alumnus Stephen Woods ’90 invites all students, especially English majors or minors from the 1970’s, the ’80s, and ’90s, to help name an office in honor of former English professor Dr. Rachel Stewart.
Both in and outside the classroom, Dr. Stewart touched the lives of hundreds of PC students, English majors and non-English majors alike. Her face and whole demeanor came alive – and lit up the classroom — during lectures about this novel or that one, and her generous spirit was a hallmark of the PC English Department, and the PC experience, for almost 30 years.
Naming Memorial for Dr. Rachel Stewart
$23,335 raised | Goal $25,000
Drs. Patsy Sadler and Walter Hughes, long-time friends of the College and members of the Clinton Community, invite all alumni and friends to join them in honoring Dr. Ann B.Stidham, Charles A. Dana emerita professor of psychology, by contributing to the project to have a classroom named after her in recognition of her 47-year tenure at PC.
From 1967 to 2014, hundreds of students were touched by Dr. Stidham, whether they be psychology majors or not; and many, many alumni considered (and still consider) her to be a mentor. Memories of sitting in beanbags in group dynamics or on the deck of her home during a Psi Chi dinner or chatting in her office full of books and papers (by the way, she could find anything she needed among those items) come to mind when one thinks of Dr. Stidham. She challenged her students to learn and question in a way that led them to grow in ways they never thought they could. Dr. Stidham also made her mark on the Clinton Community through her work as a counselor with School District 56, her involvement in First Presbyterian Church, and in many other activities in within the Clinton Community.
Naming Memorial for Dr. Ann B.Stidham
$92,448 raised | Goal $100,000
Alumnus Lindsay N. Bickerstaff III ’90 has asked those who majored or had a minor in history from the classes of 1985-1992 to join him in an initiative to have a faculty office named in Dr. Burnside’s honor.
Dr. Burnside taught History in Neville Hall from 1963 – 1997 and is remembered for his famous saying, as he distributed blue books for tests, “Now is your time to pause and reflect.” Upon his retirement in 1997, he was granted professor emeritus status. He and his wife now reside in Laurens.
Naming Memorial for Dr. Burnside
$25,000 raised | Goal $25,000
Alumni John ’84 and Jill Moylan ’84 are leading the charge to name a classroom in Neville Hall in honor of Dr. Dave and Judi Gillespie.
Having taught political science in Neville Hall for almost 30 years, Dr. Dave Gillespie inspired numerous Blue Hose to explore and think and challenge their thoughts and beliefs about current and historic political issues. Judi Gillespie was someone students and parents could count on to work with them as they navigated the waters of college financial aid with great compassion and commitment. It is fitting that we honor these two with the naming of a classroom in Neville Hall.
Naming Memorial for Dr. Dave and Judi Gillespie
$50,000 raised | Goal $50,000
*Update* An alumnus who wishes to remain anonymous has challenged PC alumni, particularly students of Dr. Neal Prater, with a $2-to-$1 match to finish the campaign.
When the match is complete, the College will name a classroom in the renewed Neville Hall in honor of the Dana Professor of English who graced the building for thirty-six years, Dr. Neal Byron Prater.
Naming Memorial for Dr. Neal Bryon Prater
$50,000 raised | Goal $50,000
Dr. Jim Skinner, the Charles A. Dana professor emeritus of English, who inspired students at PC from 1965 through 2002, was a consummate scholar, grammarian, teacher, and lover of the liberal arts.
His passion was evident daily in his classroom as he taught Homer and Keats, questioned his students relentlessly as he taught them to learn and explore. The lives of students who were touched by his brilliance would be difficult to measure. In his memory, alumni and others may contribute to having a faculty office named for him in the newly renovated Neville Hall.
*Update* An anonymous Class of 1975 graduate is issuing a $2-to-$1 match to finish the campaign!
Naming Memorial for Dr. Jim Skinner
$25,695 raised | Goal $25,000
John Jeselnik ’72 (current member of the Board of Trustees and past president of the Alumni Board) was Coach Elliott Poss’s teammate, brother, and friend.
John is leading the effort to name a faculty office in Coach’s memory; a total gift of $25,000. Join with former players and colleagues in honoring his lasting contributions to PC and his former players.
Naming Memorial for Coach Elliott Poss
$26,811.88 raised | Goal $25,000
If making a gift online please be sure to make a note in the comment section that you would like your gift to be counted towards one of these memorial naming opportunities.
The names of those donors who contribute $5,000 or more to the Neville Renewed Campaign will be listed as contributors to the project. Those alumni and friends of the College giving greater than $25,000 to the Campaign will have the option to be recognized with the naming of a physical space within the Renewed Neville, and will also receive a 3D replica of Neville Hall created by ZVerse.
Neville – First Floor
|First Floor Naming||Amount||# Areas|
|Classrooms (Original)||$150,000||1 of 4|
Neville – Second Floor
|Second Floor Naming||Amount||# Areas|
|Wings||$500,000||1 of 2|
|Office (Original Neville)||$50,000||1 of 6|
|Office Suites||$250,000||2 of 2|
Neville – Third Floor
|Third Floor Naming||Amount||# Areas|
|Offices (Original Neville)||$50,000||2 of 6|
|Offices in Suites||$25,000||1 of 8|
|Classroom (Original Neville)||$100,000||1 of 2|
|Seminar Room||$50,000||1 of 2|