The University of the South announces the publication on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007, of Ecce Quam Bonum: A Pictorial History of the University of the South. Compiled and written by Emily Senefeld, C’05, and Eric Wilson, C’07, the new book reviews the history of the University through photographs from the University’s archives, family collections, and special assignment photographs. The captions chronicle the story of Sewanee through its buildings, from the first post-Civil War cabins to the present.
The book is the first of three in the Sewanee Sesquicentennial History Project and was directed by Samuel R. Williamson Vice Chancellor Emeritus and Professor Gerald Smith. The next two books are expected to be published in the late fall of 2007. The first is a narrative history authored by Dr. Williamson and the second a collection of essays by Sewanee professors and alumnus.
The book is on sale at the University Book and Supply Store, whose link is here. Orders can also be sent to the following Sesquicentennial email address for delivery to the Book Store, firstname.lastname@example.org. A shipping fee and Tennessee state tax will apply to all mail orders.
The alumni will carry a link to the book store for purchase.
Emily Senefeld graduated summa cum laude from the University of the South in 2005 earning an honors degree in American history. At Sewanee, she was a Wilkins Scholar and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa and Phi Alpha Theta. From 2005 to 2006 she served as research assistant for the Sewanee Sesquicentennial History Project. In 2006, Ms. Senefeld was an intern at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. (the Smithsonian Institute) and was the recipient of the University’s Colonial Dames Award for excellence in American history.
Eric Wilson will graduate from the University of the South in May 2007 with a degree in Mathematics. At Sewanee, he is a Wilkins Scholar, President of the Order of Gownsmen, University Proctor and a member of Chi Psi fraternity and the University Choir. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Sewanee Trust for Historic preservation. Mr. Wilson served as an intern in the office of Congressman Michael Burgess, M.D. (Texas) during 2004 and 2005 and on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce in 2006.
Sean Tapper Suarez is a Benedict Scholar in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of the South. He serves on the Board of Trustees and the Strategic Planning Committee. Mr. Suarez has worked as a research intern for the Sesquicentennial History Project and the Department of Forestry.
The University of the South, popularly known as Sewanee, is an independent liberal arts college located on a 10,000-acre campus atop the Cumberland Plateau between Nashville and Chattanooga, and owned by 28 Southeastern dioceses of the Episcopal Church. It is consistently ranked among the top tier of national liberal arts colleges.