The 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off winner has been determined. The Student Alumni Association of Tusculum College would like to announce that the Graduate and Professional Studies department has taken both the Best Chili and the new Showmanship trophies, after tallying 150 votes. They beat out a very strong field of competitors that included the 2008 Chili Champs, the Athletic Department, as well as the Office of Student Affairs, Facilities, the History Department and the Office of Institutional Advancement. This year a panel of judges was used to determine the winner for best chili. Their votes, which carried 60 percent of the overall points, along with people’s choice, which was 40 percent, determined the overall winner. The Showmanship award is voted on entirely by the people, and GPS, with their “Virginia Hall House of Corrections” theme, was the fan favorite.
The Student Alumni Association and the Office of Alumni Relations appreciates all the participants in the cook-off, an event scheduled as a fun way to bring the campus together. Special appreciation is also to be expressed to the judges, Director of Campus Security Wayne Murphy, alumna Jackie Paxton Rose ‘75 and current student Candace Babb ‘10.
Best Chili Showmanship
1. GPS 1. GPS
2. History Department 2. Athletics
3. Tie: Athletics and IA 3. Student Affairs
Pictured from left above are the “Virginia Hall House of Corrections” team of Kelly Edens, Kathy Munson, Chance Gillespie, Vickie Long, Kathy Joy, Teresa Smith, Betsy Long, Jane Allen, Heather Easterly and Pat Simons.