E&H Friends on Center Stage

by Monica Hoel
Three of the stars in a recent Knoxville production of Love, Loss and What I Wore had more than a love of theatre in common: they also had a certain tiny college in Virginia as a mutual bond.

Dr. Jill Stapleton Bergeron (’75), Dr. Carol Luther (’75) and Cheri Compton (’77) were all Emory & Henry students together, and they recently found themselves together doing what they love: acting.

Carol is retired from a career as an English professor, teaching at Pellissippi State and Hiwassee College. Cheri is a realtor in Knoxville. And Jill is a communications professor at the University of Tennessee, but she is also the founder of the theatre where the three performed.

Dr. Jill Bergeron, E&H Class of '75 Dr. Jill Bergeron, E&H Class of ’75Free Spirit Theatre, located in Knoxville, is just the most recent adventure in theatre for Jill. The Gate City native made a name for herself locally in The Trail of the Lonesome Pine, the famous outdoor drama in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, playing the lead (June Tolliver) and later returning as artistic director.

Carol says this is probably the 15th production she and Jill have been in together since their college days. Even though headed off in slightly different directions after college (Carol earned graduate degrees at Emory University and Vanderbilt; Jill earned her advanced degrees at LSU), the two have stayed in touch. And they’ve bonded often over their love of the theatre.

All three women have fond memories of their E&H academic experiences. Cheri and Carol were both English majors, and Jill majored in music. They recall special professors who provided incredible opportunities for them to experience great art and music while students. Jill, for instance, speaks fondly of Concert Choir and of doing theatre performances under the direction of Alan Pickrell. “My fondest memory is traveling to New York City with the Sikorskis to see opera at The Met.”

Carol recalls “great memories on the E&H stage doing Death of a Salesman and The Importance of Being Earnest. Alan Pickrell was a mentor and a friend, and I also very much enjoyed being in the Highlands Chamber Orchestra with the Sikorskis.

Emory & Henry is preparing to honor some of the very professors that so inspired these women, and so many others, to experience and create great art. The Legends of the Arts event on April 8 will honor the people who established the arts program at Emory & Henry: Alan Pickrell, Alys and Ludwig Sikorski, Chick Davis, Marius Blesi, and George Chavatel. The event is aiming to highlight what these luminaries did to spark so many lights in the artistic realm.

Carol says she is thrilled to see the College honor these powerful influencers. “I’m so pleased that Emory & Henry is honoring the rich legacy of the arts and the dynamic and enthusiastic professors who inspired so many students.”

Carol and Cheri and Jill are fine examples of how developing an understanding and appreciation of the arts as a student can enhance a lifetime of artistic pursuit and joy.

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  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/2453-donald-thurston-is-living-a-life-of-promise"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,14,1165,1180/12028_Donald_Thurston.rev.1662723843.png 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,14,1165,1180/12028_Donald_Thurston.rev.1662723843.png 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,14,1165,1180/12028_Donald_Thurston.rev.1662723843.png 3x"/> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,14,1165,1180/12028_Donald_Thurston.rev.1662723843.png 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,14,1165,1180/12028_Donald_Thurston.rev.1662723843.png 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,14,1165,1180/12028_Donald_Thurston.rev.1662723843.png 3x"/> <source type="image/png" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,14,1165,1180/12028_Donald_Thurston.rev.1662723843.png 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,14,1165,1180/12028_Donald_Thurston.rev.1662723843.png 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,14,1165,1180/12028_Donald_Thurston.rev.1662723843.png 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,14,1165,1180/12028_Donald_Thurston.rev.1662723843.png" alt="Donald Thurston Emory & Henry Class of 1999" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,14,1165,1180/12028_Donald_Thurston.rev.1662723843.png 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,14,1165,1180/12028_Donald_Thurston.rev.1662723843.png 3x" data-max-w="1165" data-max-h="1166" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/2453-donald-thurston-is-living-a-life-of-promise">Donald Thurston is Living a Life of Promise</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"> Donald Thurston has pledged to be his best: and he is setting a fine example for a younger generation. <a href="/live/news/2453-donald-thurston-is-living-a-life-of-promise" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
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  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/2784-ali-singleton-reilly-honored-by-eamph-alumni"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,441,1774,2213/13457_Ali_Reilly.rev.1677706125.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,441,1774,2213/13457_Ali_Reilly.rev.1677706125.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,441,1774,2213/13457_Ali_Reilly.rev.1677706125.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,441,1774,2213/13457_Ali_Reilly.rev.1677706125.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,441,1774,2213/13457_Ali_Reilly.rev.1677706125.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,441,1774,2213/13457_Ali_Reilly.rev.1677706125.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,441,1774,2213/13457_Ali_Reilly.rev.1677706125.jpg" alt="Ali Singleton Reilly Emory & Henry Class of 2018" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,441,1774,2213/13457_Ali_Reilly.rev.1677706125.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,441,1774,2213/13457_Ali_Reilly.rev.1677706125.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1774" data-max-h="1772" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/2784-ali-singleton-reilly-honored-by-eamph-alumni">Ali Singleton Reilly Honored by E&H Alumni Association as Young Alumna of the Year</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><p> Ali Singleton Reilly is the 2023 recipient of the A.L. Mitchell Young Alumnus Award. The award is given to someone who has made unique and outstanding accomplishments during the first 15 years after graduation. <em>The award bears the name of A.L. Mitchell, E&H class of 1946, who began his employment at Emory & Henry while still a very young alumnus and served students faithfully for 38 years.</em></p><a href="/live/news/2784-ali-singleton-reilly-honored-by-eamph-alumni" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
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  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1122-dr-cortney-halsey-jessee-continues-commitment-to"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,600,600/5791_IMG_1051_1.rev.1546634866.JPG 1x"/> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,600,600/5791_IMG_1051_1.rev.1546634866.JPG 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,600,600/5791_IMG_1051_1.rev.1546634866.JPG 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,600,600/5791_IMG_1051_1.rev.1546634866.JPG" alt="Cortney Halsey and Jeremiah Jessee in full academic regalia." width="345" height="225" data-max-w="600" data-max-h="600" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/1122-dr-cortney-halsey-jessee-continues-commitment-to">Dr. Cortney Halsey Jessee Continues Commitment to Service</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"> Cortney is an occupational therapist at Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center. <a href="/live/news/1122-dr-cortney-halsey-jessee-continues-commitment-to" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>