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MARYVILLE COLLEGE’S students for lives of citizenship and leadership” and


can offer learning and research opportunities, expertise
“Renewing Our Strength” Strategic Plan guides the
and/or financial support for students, faculty and staff.
institution into 2019 – its bicentennial year – with a
major directive that reads: This publication is designed to present the various
types of relationships Maryville College has with
Maryville College will be a vibrant, sustainable
businesses and organizations in the region and the
institution joining the liberal arts and professional
benefits enjoyed by both parties.
preparation in partnership with others.
If you or your organization would like to provide
It is the purpose of the Maryville College Strategic an internship, service opportunity or job, or if you
Partnerships Group (SPG) to connect the College with would like to become a mentor, provide career-
those businesses, organizations, groups and individuals related advice or financially support the College, visit
who resonate with the College’s mission “to prepare maryvillecollege.edu/connect for details.
PARTNER IN WORK
DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc., is the largest DENSO operation in North America
and employs more than 4,000 people at its Maryville facilities. Key customers include
Toyota, Honda, GM, Chrysler, Ford, Hyundai
and Subaru. Established in 1988, the Maryville
company features four manufacturing plants
producing starters, alternators, instrument clusters and electronics.

“Hiring Thomas as an intern was one of the best decisions I’ve


ever made. We put him in charge of processing and analyzing
costs associated with our manufacturing operations. He found
discrepancies and shared his ideas about where we could
improve efficiencies. The success of Thomas’s internship led
us to expand our internship opportunities. I look forward to a continued
partnership with MC to further the Maryville College Works program
and deepen the relationship between DENSO and MC.”
CHRIS RAMSEY ’98
Senior Manager, DENSO

THOMAS LAMBERTUCCI
MAJOR: Management
Thomas met alumnus and DENSO executive Chris
Ramsey ’98 at a Maryville College Career Fair in his
freshman year and joined the team soon thereafter. He
started as a cost accountant for one plant and soon was
given responsibilities for three others. Now as a corporate
planner, Thomas is responsible for sales and profit analysis,
sales forecasting and gathering information for a monthly
report that is shared with upper management.
“This internship has shown me that I enjoy the business
field and that it is something I want to continue,” he said.
“After graduation, I hope to continue my work at DENSO
and keep improving my business and analytic skills.”
PARTNER IN WORK
The purpose of the Blount County Records Management
and Archives Department is to receive and process both
non-current, permanent records and temporary records
created by Blount County Government from 1795 to
present for as long as materials are needed.

“As a repository of historic Blount County records,


we are happy to partner with Maryville College
by providing hands-on learning experiences in
archival preservation. The interns whom we have
had are very professional and eager to learn every
aspect of records and archives management. We appreciate
the opportunity to work together to preserve and provide
access to our cultural and educational resources.”
JACKIE GLENN
Records Manager and County Archivist

ALLISON FRANKLIN
MAJOR: History
Before her internship, Allison was concerned that the
job market for anything involving archiving would be
minimal. After months of electronically recording and
preserving probate records, sifting through microfilm
and assisting constituents with requests, her fears
were allayed.
“I have always loved working with old documents,
and this internship proved to me that there are
careers in which I can do this very thing! I also realized
how much writing is in involved in this type of job,”
she said. “Ms. Glenn was often discussing the latest
grant for which she had written a proposal. This was
encouraging to me as I am pursuing a history major
and writing communications minor.”
PA R T N E R I N E D U C AT I O N
Established in 1919, Alcoa City Schools is a highly rated, public
school district located in Alcoa, Tenn. It has 1,969 students in
grades PK, K-12 and a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. Its motto
is “Graduating Competitive Students.”

“Maryville College has always provided Alcoa City Schools


with student interns who are very capable, motivated and
knowledgeable. They bring with them new ideas, an
eagerness to learn and a deep-rooted desire to strive for
exceptionalism. In return, Alcoa City Schools provides
them a highly diverse, real-world culture, with mentoring
professionals to assist them as they grow their skills. It is a
fantastic, mutually beneficial partnership.”
DR. BRIAN BELL
Director of Alcoa City Schools

ELIJAH CHENIER
MAJOR: English for Teacher Licensure
Elijah’s career aspiration is teaching because he wants to have a
positive impact on young people. In the last year, he has
observed Alcoa classrooms, assisted students with assignments
and collaborated with a host teacher to plan lessons. In the fall
of 2019, he will begin his student teaching at Alcoa High School
and hopes to help with the football team.
“The teacher ed program at MC has been a huge help in
assisting me in and out of the classroom,” he said. “The
professors have shown me different aspects of how younger
people think and how teachers adapt learning environments.
This program has instilled many leadership skills I will need in
order to be successful in the classroom and in life.”
PARTNER IN RESEARCH & EDUCATION
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is a multiprogram research laboratory
managed by UT-Battelle, LLC, for the U.S. Department of Energy. The laboratory is
located on the Oak Ridge Reservation, a 30,000-acre tract of land in East Tennessee.
The missions of ORNL are primarily for open research, and many of its facilities are
available to researchers from other national labs, academia and industry.

“Katie Bolus, my first MC intern in 2009, set the stage for high expectations
from Maryville College’s Math and Computer Science Division. After hiring
Katie full time, another intern was needed, and I went back to MC in
search of the next whiz kid. Evan Ezell was interested in our internet-based
computational projects and from his first day on the job, he lived up
to the high standards I have come to expect from MC students. Evan and Katie have
excellent problem-solving skills, big-picture understanding and confidence
in their skills to get the job done on schedule.”     
FRED DOLISLAGER
ORNL Risk Assessment Information System (RAIS) Program and Content Manager
The Institute for Environmental Modeling, UT-K

EVAN EZELL
MAJOR: Computer Science & Mathematics
Evan has been a Higher Education Research Experience
(HERE) intern with ORNL’s Environmental Sciences
Division since 2016. The group hosts several websites and
maintains tools on these sites that, using mathematical
models, perform risk assessments based on human
exposure to harmful chemicals. Evan has worked on a
chemical data profile tool and radon vapor intrusion
screening level calculator.
“When people think about going into computer science,
they typically think about working for the big tech giants
such as Apple, Google, Facebook, etc. This internship
has really shown me the valuable positions for computer
scientists in fields like environmental protection,” he said.
“I love working at ORNL because I get to be involved in
cutting-edge research that makes an impact on society.”
PARTNER IN WORK
Headquartered in Blount County, Clayton Homes is the
nation’s number one retailer of modular and manufactured
homes. Recognized as an innovator in the industry, the
company regularly receives awards for design, energy
efficiency and sustainability.

“Aley has made a quick and marked impact on our


Human Resources Information Systems team. She brings
technical ability coupled with self-awareness, coachability
and a genuine willingness to learn and assist wherever
possible. In our experience, these qualities are typical of
Maryville College students and graduates, making them well
equipped to transition into the professional environment.”
VICKY SCHUBERT
Technical Career Development Specialist, Clayton Homes

ALEY GOODLETT
MAJOR: Mathematics
Aley accepted an internship at Clayton in May 2017
and has continued to work as an associate data analyst
for the company’s human resources department. With
the talent analytics team, she helps transform company
data into usable knowledge via reports, summaries and
dashboards.
“The mathematical field is very wide and vague, and
before this internship I had no idea what sort of career
path I was striving for,” she said. “Now I am definitely on
track for a career in business analytics.”
PA R T N E R I N S E R V I C E
Opened in 2006, Trinity Dental Clinic is a Christian, non-profit,
non-denominational organization that provides dental care
for low income, uninsured and underserved adults in Blount
County. The clinic is staffed by a combination of volunteer
and paid dental professionals.

“Trinity Dental Clinic is absolutely dependent on its


volunteers to ensure that each and every patient
receives dental care that is both high quality as well as
highly compassionate. We value our Maryville College
student volunteers because they are a direct reflection
of our values at Trinity – to treat all patients, regardless of who
they are or where they come from, with the dignity, respect
and humility that Christ would show.”
KYLE SMITH, D.D.S.
Trinity Dental Professional

ALYSSA HUGHES
MAJOR: Biology
A Bonner Scholar, Alyssa chose Trinity Dental as
her service site but was not interested in a career
involving teeth and gums. Within three years,
however, she had earned Registered Dental
Assistant (RDA) credentials and made a decision
to pursue dentistry. As Trinity’s oral surgery dental
assistant, she helped with extractions, denture
fittings and hygiene well-checks.
“The staff taught me the importance of patient
and doctor relationships, customer service and
trying new things,” she said. “I have several hundred
hours of hands-on patient contact and invaluable
experience in a career I look forward to pursuing.
All of these factors have prepared me to explore my
passions and pursue a field I know I will enjoy.”
PARTNER IN WORK
LeConte Wealth Management, LLC, is an independent fiduciary wealth
management firm offering principled counsel
for focused investors. Their fee-only practice
embraces all elements of financial advice from
discretionary asset management, financial planning and tax counseling and
preparation. Located in Maryville, Tenn., LeConte specializes in providing
customized solutions for their clients’ financial needs.

“Our firm has deep roots in Blount County, and our success
depends on recruiting excellent team members to help our
clients achieve and exceed their financial goals. Maryville
College prepares students to excel in our professional
environment, making our partnership a natural fit for
our continued growth as a wealth management firm.” 
KEVIN PAINTER, AIF
Managing Partner, LeConte Wealth Management

ALEX WILLARD
MAJOR: Finance/Accounting
Alex worked as a tax and accounting intern at LeConte
Wealth Management during spring 2017. He learned tax
preparation software, developed a working knowledge of
tax laws and prepared tax returns. The following fall, he
was offered a job with the firm as a planning associate.
“As a full-time employee at LeConte, my roles have
greatly expanded,” he said. “I have gained greater
responsibility for the upcoming tax season and have also
been introduced to the financial planning aspect of the
business. I am assisting the firm’s advisors in a variety
of ways as I begin my own process of becoming an
investment advisor representative with the firm.”
PARTNER IN WORK
Located in downtown Maryville, Visual Voice
is a team of creative professionals who have
been developing award-winning visual
communications and iconic brands for over two decades. The agency walks clients
through a collaborative and systematic creative process resulting in the discovery of a
kind of voice that is both heard and seen across print, web and film.

“Visual Voice internships offer design students the


opportunity to practice classroom theory on real-world
projects in an inspiring, creative environment. The
experience of working within budgets and deadlines,
collaborating with a creative team and interfacing with
clients is invaluable to an aspiring designer’s growth. Alicia has
approached these challenges with all of the passion, talent
and professionalism that we’ve come to expect from
Maryville College students.”
JOHN FISCHBACH
Art Director, Visual Voice

ALICIA YARLETT
MAJOR: Design
As a graphic design intern for Visual Voice, Alicia got
to experience a full array of agency work, ranging from
client relations to logo designs to event promotions.
The internship not only helped her build an impressive
resume that now includes awards for her designs; it
settled questions about her career choice.
“[The internship] just confirmed that graphic design
was what I wanted to do,” she said. “The skills and
awards that I won while working at Visual Voice have
allowed me to qualify for many other positions.”
PA R T N E R I N S E R V I C E
One of Blount County’s oldest and largest congregations,
New Providence Presbyterian Church was founded in 1786
by Rev. Archibald Scott at Fort Craig. The church’s second
pastor, the Rev. Isaac Anderson, founded the seminary
that would become Maryville College. Today, the church
supports various missions and ministries, including the
College’s Church and College Scholars program.

“Presbyterians have always believed that the life of


the mind is a gift from God, and New Providence’s
long history with Maryville College bears witness to
that. Our ongoing relationships with students
who worship, serve and grow as a part of this
faith community have blessed us all. We are grateful to
be a part of shaping lives alongside MC!”
THE REV. DR. EMILY J. ANDERSON
Pastor, New Providence Presbyterian Church

CORRINNE McCLURE
MAJOR: Political Science
Corrinne is a fourth-generation Presbyterian and
receives MC’s Church and College Scholarship, which
requires her to serve three hours a week in a local
church. A soprano in New Providence’s Chancel Choir,
she attends Wednesday rehearsals and Sunday worship
services. After graduation, Corrinne plans to pursue a
career in civil rights and social justice law.
“While I do not plan to pursue a theological vocation,
the relationships that I have made within the church
community continue to empower me to work hard so
that I am able to achieve my long-term goals,” she said.
PARTNER IN RESEARCH & EDUCATION
The Cole Neuroscience Center at The University of Tennessee Medical Center’s
Brain & Spine Institute is the only neurology sub-specialty center of its kind
in the region and offers a complete spectrum of
care for degenerative neurological diseases, such as
Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders,
multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic
lateral sclerosis, epilepsy and stroke.

“The cutting edge research we do at the clinic requires


interns to have a high level of statistical and research
method expertise.  The interns from Maryville College
come to us well-equipped with a firm foundation
in these critical skills. In return, we are able to
provide them with a unique real-life multidisciplinary team
approach to treatment and research.”
NATE NAUGLE
Executive Director, Brain & Spine Institute
The University of Tennessee Medical Center

HANNAH ROBBINS
MAJOR: Neuroscience
Hannah joined the team at Cole Neuroscience
Center in May 2017 for a one-year position as
study coordinator. In this role, she administers
neurocognitive exams that are used in the
diagnosis and treatment of neurological
disorders. She also is involved in the collection of
neurocognitive data for clinical trial research.
“After graduating from Maryville College, I hope
to attend medical school and pursue the neurology
field,” she said. “This internship has confirmed my
career choice.”
PA R T N E R I N S E R V I C E
Blount County Children’s Advocacy Center is a friendly, safe
place for child victims of sexual and physical abuse. The
Center is designed to be the “child’s office,” where multiple
agencies and professionals coordinate and deliver services
in one place so that the child tells his or her story only one time.

“We could not provide all of the services that we provide without
the help of MC interns and volunteers who are trauma-informed
and able to play alongside and supervise children during crisis
situations, helping them feel welcome during their visits. Our
volunteers complete the missing links of child support that may
be needed on a given day. They also assist in a number of behind-the-scenes
efforts, such as helping with administrative tasks, data collecting and
tracking, and community training and prevention.”
TABITHA BOWERS DAMRON ’95, LCSW
Executive Director, New Hope

BRIANA WRIGHT
MAJOR: Child Development and Learning
It was shadowing a child and family advocate at New
Hope that motivated Briana to pursue that career. As
an intern, she also shadowed the forensic interviewer
and head of development and assisted with the
management of the office.
“A child and family advocate takes care of everything
the child and family needs – clothes, counseling, bills.
They give the family connections to people who can
give them direct service,” she said. “I love children,
and I love helping people. This way, I can help children
who are most in need.”
PARTNER IN WORK
One of the largest employers in Blount County,
Blount Memorial Hospital is a Joint Commission-
certified 300+ bed facility offering comprehensive
services and advanced technologies for patient care.

“When we look at our community partners, few are as meaningful


to Blount Memorial as our partnership with Maryville College.
Having a prestigious higher education facility so close is a benefit
not only to the community but to the hospital as one of the
largest employers in Blount County. We’re always pleased to
see young people who are interested in careers in medicine and health
care come through our doors to get hands-on training, and we welcome
them back when it is time for them to seek full-time careers in
their chosen fields.”
DON HEINEMANN
CEO, Blount Memorial Hospital

THOMAS SIMMS
MAJOR: Business Analytics
In fall 2017, Thomas, then a mathematics major, was able
to acquire an internship in Blount Memorial Hospital’s
Financial Operations Center. The work convinced him to
change his major.
“It only took me a few weeks of running data analysis for
Blount Memorial to realize that I wanted to pursue a career
in business analytics. Due to the fact it is a fast-growing
field and has a blend of mathematics and business, I was
very intrigued by this new area of study. I plan to continue
with Blount Memorial for the rest of my undergraduate
degree, and I want to get a master’s degree in business
analytics after I graduate.”
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INTERNSHIPS OPPORTUNITIES Maryville College has memorandums
Successful internships are clearly Students may be placed with of understanding with several
defined and provide students with on- community agencies that serve established businesses and
the-job mentoring, skill development a marginalized population. organizations. In general, these
and constructive feedback. Responsibilities and expectations partnerships are long-term, mutually
should be clearly defined, and beneficial and have the potential to
organizations should provide impact more than one division or
RECRUIT orientation and training, on-site department at the College.
EMPLOYEES supervision, evaluations and exposure
With their strong liberal arts to community and social justice issues.
foundation, Maryville College GIVE
students and graduates provide your Financial gifts from alumni, parents,
business or organization with an ENGAGE companies, foundations, churches,
individual who works collaboratively Professionals can offer career faculty, staff and friends ensure that
and effectively. Employers are guidance, encouragement during students at Maryville College receive
encouraged to recruit MC students the academic program, advice on a world-class liberal arts education
for part-time and full-time work. coursework and opportunities to that prepares them for the workforce
make contacts through classroom and graduate schools.
visits, panels and networking events.

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Handshake is where Maryville College students seek part-time and full-time
work opportunities, networking events, internships and opportunities to gain
professional experience. To post an opportunity for students, please visit:
maryvillecollege.joinhandshake.com.
PARTNER IN RESEARCH & EDUCATION
Located in nearby Friendsville, Tenn., Rocky Park is a 20-acre
organic farm that grows all-natural fruits, vegetables and
flowers for sale and offers the public an opportunity to learn
about and experience sustainable agriculture. The farm uses
an agronomic system in which everything that comes out of the fields goes to the compost and
also grows crops using hydroponic and aquaponics systems.

“Since we opened in 2014, multiple students from Maryville College


have interned for varying lengths of time here, bringing with them
different life experiences and long-term educational goals. Their studies
have ranged from environmental sciences to business to marketing
and beyond, all of which have added value to the experience here at
Rocky Park. Their assistance has been invaluable, and we continue to look
forward to future growth of this opportunity.”
JIM KIRKSEY
Owner, Rocky Park Farm

RYAN INDELICATO
MAJOR: Environmental Studies
Ryan interned with Rocky Park from October 2016 until August
2017. In addition to general farm maintenance and harvesting,
he helped run Rocky Park’s sales at local farmers markets.
“Working at Rocky Park give me a better understanding of
the process of the local food industry, which is something I am
passionate about,” he said. “I am looking forward to finding a
job that lets me pursue my love of outdoor recreation and the
natural environment.”

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