liz walton blackburn '58

emeritus class

Elizabeth (Liz) Walton Blackburn’58 majored in Pre-Med/Medical Technology. After graduation she worked in the Clinical Laboratory at Blount Memorial Hospital for forty years, and for the last ten years, she was as Assistant Laboratory Manager. As a freshman Liz was introduced to New Providence Presbyterian Church and it became her Church home. She married alumnus, Charles Blackburn ’56, and they raised two sons -- both are pilots. Liz was first invited to be on the Blount County Chapter of the MCAA in 1997. She served two terms as President and several as secretary. Serving on the Board has been an honor and given her the chance to hear the plans for the College, understand how those plans are developed and see the benefits of the changes. It has allowed her many ways to serve the College from scholarship money, to hands-on volunteering, to telling the Maryville College story. She is pleased the Blount County Alumni Board is establishing an Endowment Fund for scholarships that will help students for years to come and was happy about Board’s the planting of a tree in front of Willard House for future generations of students to enjoy. Maryville College has allowed her to have a successful career, have a good marriage, and form many friendships.