35 www.BlountPartnership.com have also been introduced to the financial planning aspect of the business. I am assisting the firm’s advi- sors in a variety of ways as I begin my own process of becoming an investment advisor representative with the firm.” Mathematics major Hannah Fry, class of 2014, spent a summer in the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Her research involved analyz- ing an electromagnetic band from a remote sensor to determine a reliable method for collecting data related to phenological responses (birds migrating, flowers blooming, and leaves changing colors). Han- nah continued the research as a part of her Senior Study. Maryville College boasts a 12:1 ratio of student to faculty, meaning that dedication to personalized instruction is a reality. Of the full-time faculty, 82 percent have doctoral or terminal degrees. As a liberal arts college, the core programs of study include fine arts, humanities, math, sciences, languages and literature. Degrees awarded include Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Science, with certification available in elementary and secondary education, nonprofit leadership and ministry and church leadership. Dual-degree programs are offered in engineering, health care/nursing, biopharmaceutical sciences and veterinary science. A member of the NCAA’s Division III, Maryville College offers 15 varsity sports. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer and tennis. Women’s sports include basket- ball, cheerleading, cross country, golf, soccer, soft- ball, tennis and volleyball. Club sports include an equestrian team and dance. Alex Willard Hannah Fry