HISTORY PMSS Summary 1954-1955

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 04: HISTORIES
1937-2000 HISTORY PMSS Summaries

HISTORY PMSS Summary 1954-1955

Tags: History PMSS summary 1954-1955, staff, events, Berea representatives on PMSS board, visitors, farm, community activities at PMSS, Sigma Phi Gamma Building

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History of the Pine Mountain Settlement School

Staff Members:

Louise Austin, Teacher, 2nd & 3rd Grades
Bertram Boggs, Maintenance
Glyn Bailey, Garden
Cindy Ellen Boggs, Laurel House
Matthew Boggs, Farm/Maintenance
Sadie Bohnenblust, Nurse
Cora Lee Campbell, Teacher, 5th & 6th Grades
Gerna Campbell, 6th & 7th Grades, Principal
Mary Heatherly Cassell, Nurse
Edward Collins, Teacher, 9th Grade
Fern Cornett, Laurel House
Harrison Cornett, Bus Driver, Maintenance
Jess Cornett, Maintenance
Bessie Couch, Laurel House
Mary S. Davis, Hospital
Catherine E. (Betty) Edinger, Sec’y (July-Aug.)
Rose Fecker, Nurse
Evelyn Foltz, Nurse
Alice Harris, Laurel House
Bill Hayes, Farm Manager
Mary Holsinger, Weaving, Office
Elmer Huff, Maintenance
Mae Huff, Hospital Cook
Marie Huff, Hospital Aide
Tressie Huff, Laurel House
Dr. Tracy Jones, Doctor
Christine Kinnaird, Teacher, 3rd & 4th Grades
Ruby Lanier, Bookkeeper
Gilbert Lewis, Maintenance
Omer Lewis, Bus Driver & Maintenance
Naomi Lucas, Hospital
Mildred Mahoney, Teacher, 1st & 2nd Grades
Marie Metcalf, Nurse
Dorothy Nace, Office, Publicity
Edna Patterson, Hospital Aide
Jess Patterson, Maintenance
Cleo Pauley, Nurse
Alice Pennington, Laurel House
Mack Pressley, Part-time Publicity

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Mary Rogers, Volunteer Librarian
Grace Rood, Nurse
Ben Scearse
Betty Lois Scearse
Frank Scearse, Bus Driver and Maintenance
Mabel Snyder, Nurse (July – Nov.)
Lulu Shepherd, Laurel House
Myrtle Shepherd, Laurel House
Harriet Turner, Dietitian
Myrtle Turner, Kitchen
Wilson Watkins, Publicity (2 mo.)
Brit Wilder, Maintenance
Mart Baker, Night Watchman
Ora Mae Boggs Cornett, Line Fork Cabin
Burton Rogers, Director

Number of students: [n/a]


The Board of Trustees approved a change in provisions for Trustees, to include “two-thirds to be members of the Berea Board of Trustees, or staff”. This change made it possible to appoint Berea staff members, and provided that one-third of the members were not required to have Berea association.

The Board approved a staff recommendation that a man and a woman be appointed for recreational and vocational leadership.

Traditional Events: Community Fair, Nativity Play Weekly community folk dance parties.

Three teachers at Green Hills School, participating in the Rural School Development Project, were housed in “Little Log” cabin at PMSS. Line Fork Center housed Rural School Development Project teacher for Koyle’s Branch School.

Elementary school classrooms were moved from the Burkham Building to the Girls and Boys Industrial buildings.

The farm had 5 beef cattle, introduced a sheep project and continued forest activity.

Community activities based at Pine Mountain included woodwork, music and sewing.

The Girls Industrial Building, now the Primary classroom, was named the “Sigma Phi Gamma Building,” in recognition of the long-continued helpful interest of the Sigma…

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…Phi Gamma Sorority in the southern mountains.

Mary Holsinger, Boys House (Guest House) Hostess, Weaver and Office Assistant died March 23, 1955.

The wedding of Lattie Mae Corbin and Jack Keeter took place in the Chapel in May, 1955.

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